Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Time for Tea

Just want to thank all of you for being patient with me for not posting in so long & to especially thank some of my “special friends” who continue to help me make this “addiction” so fun. I made a link to their blogs so you can pop by when you have a minute & see the wonderful things they post.
I made a little display rack so thought it was time to finally make a card to sit on it … At my job I sometimes have the opportunity to do a little wood working. I must say I am NOT a builder of any kind but with my daughter & my “Boss’s” help I have made this cute little rack made out of scrap wood. It’s not perfect but good enough for me …

I was inspired by using some of the new Nitwit’s digi papers to start my card. They had a sale on the papers recently & I bought a “few” new collections including this wonderful “Time For Tea” that I used here. I LOVE the digi papers after having a couple of sweet friends, Sharon & Paula help me figure out how to resize & print them. Thanks ladies, you are GREAT !!!


It's funny as many Tildas as I have that this image is the one I chose to put on this card as it's the same one my good friend Ruth Ann used for my Tilda bag she made me. I guess I must REALLY like it ! It's also one my Granddaughter Amber colored awhile back so thought I share how much fun she had using my Copics.


I got a little carried away with embellishments & pretty much covered up my beautiful paper. (shame on me) … I used some Wild Orchid Craft flowers & the one with the little button on it is made from felt which is wonderful to play with. I cut it with my Vagabond machine (which I LOOOVE) & it cut like butter. I think it was Amanda who told me about it & of course I had to go try some … I love trying new things !!! The teapot charm was sent to me along with a few others from Gloria who always made the cutest cards but is now making dolls among her many other talents.


WHY does it take so much to make a simple card !!!  I start with the basics & pretty soon my craft room is totally all on my desk. Anyone else have that problem !!! I decided I had all this pretty stuff out so I started making another card for a little different look … So I’ll have another card to post soon …
Hugs, Janie


  1. LOL! Ok, seriously...if you call your desk covered, you would be horified at mine! That would be extremely clean to me. By the time I'm done making a card, I'm lucky to have a 12" space on my desk where I can actually see desk! LOL! Your card is gorgeous as always, my friend! I was excited to see you post! Love the pretty papers and your sentiment is perfect! She is one of my very favorite Tildas of all time, so I was happy to see you us her. That pin is to die for, as is that gorgeous arrangement of flowers!! :) Love everything about it as always!
    hugs, Sharon

  2. I was thinking your work desk looked so tidy and coordinated! Mine usually looks like it was in the middle of a hurricane!
    Love your pretty card and the cute stand. It is so sweet with all the purples and the adorable little tea pot charm. Great design! :)

  3. What a gorgeous card, I love the flower arrangement you added too. And your display stand is really great, a nice way to photograph your cards. CoB

  4. Morning Janie me darlin. Aw what a super cute card!! shes adorable and Ilove your papers etc, I think I have those are they nitwits?? Im so envious of all of your copics oooh im drooling I wish I had tha many, please can I colour in at y our house lol, Have a lovely day my freind xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. HI Janie...Its good to see you back blogging again and what a gorgeous Tilda ,card beautiful colours and stunning papers and I love all your embellishments... I didn't know you did a little woodwork but your stand is great.
    Like June I am drooling over all your copic pens you have a wonderful collection...
    Hopefully we will see more beautiful cards on your blog now you have retired....

    hugs Anne xx

  6. Hi Janie, just having a good ol' nosey around your lovely blog, your creations are amazing. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment you left

    hugs Vicky x x x

  7. this is so sweet and beautiful janie.

    greetings karin

  8. Heya Janie, so nice to see something beuatiful on your blog again!! Love the rack you made and your card is super cute with a GREAT sentiment!!!!
    Your desk is looking super clean and organised..my place looks like a bombsite time and time again LOL!!!!

    Hugs, Irene

  9. What a beautiful card mom! I love the colors. I was so touched that you used the Tilda that Amber colored. I'm going to share this with her so she can see how it went from just a pretty Tilda to a gorgeous creation with your talented hands. I'm so glad to see you back to making cards and enjoying all your crafts again. I'm so happy for you that you've FINALLY retired and can enjoy some time doing the things that make you happy! Thank you for sharing your creations with all of us. I love you to the moon and back! :)

  10. Gorgeous card! Love the colors and Tilda is one of my favorites!

  11. OH Janie, this card was worth waiting for!! Love your colors (you know me and purple) OMW I just love the whole card. Your cards always put mine to shame. Once I have the puppies out of my craft room I hope to get back on the band wagon although they won't compare with yours. Your little stand is simply perfect for showing off your wonderful cards. Can hardly wait to see your next work of art.
    hugs, Ruth Ann

  12. You could not ask for nicer friends to help you out!!! Your card is really wonderful and now I have to run over to Nitwit's to get some of that paper. Your stand is marvelous and your card is gorgeous. When I make a card, it takes forever and it looks like a bomb went off in my craft room!! Love all the pretty colors on your desk!!

  13. What a beautiful card.
    Hugs Riet.xx

  14. Hi Janie , I like your card very much. Love the purple colour. I like the story of all you need for 1 card.... here the same. But it is the result that counts. Christa.

  15. It looks lovely ! Hugs, Marion

  16. Hello Janie,your card looks lovely,I like the way you arranged the flowers, it almost seems like Tilda is taking a flower from your bouquet.
    Greetings Miranda

  17. Oh this is so pretty . What gorgeous colours
    LOvely to see you blogging
    Lisa x

  18. Janie,
    I am so glad to see you are crafting....this is beautiful, but then all of your work is. I can't believe you can do wood work also! So many talents. I was wondering where you got your holder for the copics? I love it! hugs patty

  19. This is just beautiful Janie, I love the purple shades and gorgeous flowers and you little tea pot charm is just perfect. Wonderful creation my friend. As for the craft desk, well I always think it looks prettier with a bit of embellishment LOL Mine is always covered each card I create. Thanks so much for your lovely comments
    Hugs julie P

  20. Hi Janie

    Thank you for visit my blog. I see very nice creations on your blog, this is a lovely Tilda whit very nice colors.

    Greetings Danoesja

  21. Janie,
    Just wanted to say Hello and see what wonderful things you've been creating these days. Being a tea lover, I especially adore this little beauty and the way you displayed the card so lovely too. Your work is amazing, as always.

  22. Janie this is lovely, gorgeous colors and that little fence and flower embellishments are lovely. Love the wood display too, the dark wood is very rich looking.

  23. Oh my, I LOVE IT!! Love the DP, love the Tilda and love the embellies! Girl this card is awesome!!!! Did I mention I love all the little extras you added...love it!!

  24. Janie your cards are amazing! Your eye for color and placement is awesome.....makes me want to pull out my card making stuff again!
    Just beautiful dear friend!


  25. GORGEOUS! I love, love, love your beautiful card and all the pretty flowers! Your card rack is beautiful! Your crafty hands can do wonders with wood and paper! I'm loving this Nitwits DPs and must go take a look! I'm so happy you are back crafting again, Janie! Boy, you surely come back with a BANG! Your workspace is very neat compared to mine...no wonder I can't find things to make anything LOL!

    Warm Hugs,

  26. What a GORGEOUS card, I love the colours you have used and your tilda is beautifully coloured , I also love your flowers and that teapot charm .
    Your wood work skills are amazing you are one talented lady .
    Hugs Emma xx

  27. What a gorgeous card. Love the colors and your beautiful coloring of Tilda. TFS

  28. wow, what a beautiful card! the colors are gorgeous, and i love your design! this is one of my favorite tildas!

  29. Thank you for following my blog.
    Love your site and the cards you make. Hope to have a craft room like yours of my own soon as my living just keeps getting messier


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