Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Teacup

Hi everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I was busy with Mother's Day festivities, visiting with my in-laws on Saturday and then brunch with my family at my house on Sunday.

I thought a perfect little something for my Nana for Mother's Day would be to try one of Claire's newest additions to the Template Temptations: A Nice Cup of Tea. I have to admit, I am intimidated by templates but Claire's are so fantastic and the results are simply outstanding, so I need to conquer these fears.

I printed my template pattern onto Vintage Cream cardstock and cut it out. I planned out a pattern and stamped before assembling, doing a little browsing of vintage tea cup patterns online.

I used one of the flourishes from Very Vintage Labels No. 10 and the rosebud from Roses In Bloom. I colored the roses with copics and highlighted them with a Spica glitter pen. Then I inked everything with a little Antique Linen Distress Ink and rimmed the edges of the cup and saucer with a silver paint pen.

I filled the cup with a big, fat bath bomb from Lush, which is just the tip of the iceberg. I can't even imagine how adorable cookies or little petit fours would be!

Hope you have a great night, thanks for the visit!


Very Vintage Labels No. 10, Roses in Bloom, Spring Baskets - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: London Fog Memento - Tsukineko; Perfect Plum - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
A Nice Cup of Tea Template - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Copic markers and Spica glitter pen; silver paint pen


  1. I really love this template, it's so clever! Your design is so elegant too!

  2. What a beautiful little gift. I bought the template and had trouble downloading. Need to try again. It's a keeper!

  3. How gorgeous! Love the pattern you stamped. Was it tricky to get the template together? I seem to have a hard time with paper and curves, LOL!

  4. Anya, this turned out so beautifully!

  5. Pretty, pretty Anya! love the stampings you used on your wonderful tea cup! bet Nana loved this creation!!!


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