Friday, 7 March 2008

Take a break

This week's DCM dare, set by Mel, invites us to 'Take a break' and incorporate a tea bag or coffee sachet into our cards.

My Tanda Retro Ladies stamps had to make another appearance - two weeks running they've had the perfect stamp for the dare!



I made a little tea bag holder using the "Tea Lady" stamp. It's an Earl Grey tea bag and as they always seem slightly citrusy to me, I stamped some lemons inside the holder, too. I've left the inside of the front flap blank for writing a little message.



Supplies: Retro Ladies Plate 2 (Tanda Stamps), lemon stamp (unknown maker), Quiet stamp (Alluring Impressions), Classic Little Alphabet stamps, tiny tag punch, brown marker pen, Clearnsnap fluid chalk ink Dark Brown, Tim Holtz Distress ink Old Paper and Antique Linen, Prismacolor pencil, piercer, Prism paper Birchtone Light

Time to take a break, I think - thanks for taking a look!

19 comments:

EllePiggo said...

That's a fab stamp you've got there! Love your card. :)

Vanessa.

Gail said...

I love the 50s feel of the stamp. Very retro!

Flossie's Follies said...

Great take on the Dare, love that card and stamp.

Ellen said...

such a cute stamp ,it takes you back.

mm Earl Grey citrus smell ( but perfume taste I find)

Rosie (Freycob) said...

I'm a fruity girl but definately NOT an Earl Grey girl! It's the smell of the bergamot oil that puts me off, a little too perfumed for my liking I'm afraid (DH likes it though)

Love the card Joanne. VERY appropriate. I can almost imagine the kettle boiling as I type.
xxx

Courtney Fowler said...

Very nice! I love Earl Grey!

Kathy said...

love the retro stamp and the colours you've used for that vintage look, Joanne,

Fab

My Time To Craft Challenge said...

Love your work!

Lydia said...

Enjoy your cuppa! It's a fab card ^.^

Joan and Amy said...

I like how you created this. I've done tea bag packages before, but I like this style better. Thanks for sharing. Joan

Enfys said...

This is really retro, love it.

Rosanne said...

Love the vintage look!

Andrea C (Frog) said...

Lovely card Joanne.

Andrea xx

Kaz said...

Great card Joanne, loving the stamp.

Gina said...

Fab card.. love the way you've done inside and a classic choice of tea!

Silvergirl said...

Love this retro girl! Perfect! I love to give tea as gifts (my favorite beverage)... and this little sleeve is a great idea!

lise

debby4000 said...

Brilliant card, love the stamps you've used

Jay said...

Excellent card and perfect stamp images!

Beth said...

This is so stylish! I love it!