Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hello May, Goodbye April

Good morning! It is very early and I've been up for HOURS! I woke up and just couldn't go back to sleep for some reason. I hate when that happens and I lay in bed trying so had to go back to sleep. Then, the longer I try, the more thoughts race through my mind. So, two and a half hours later, here I am writing to you, dear readers.

I have a card to share with you today. First, however, I would like to share the story of the teapot. One day, I came across a blog that had an adorable teapot card. As I read, I learned that the mother of the author of the blog had drawn four differently styled teapots for her. The gal posted the patterns on the blog to share with others. This was one of the four. Sadly, I didn't bookmark her blog! I have no idea who she is (and I don't have the other three patterns, either)! So, I deeply apologize for not giving this wonderful blogger credit where credit is due. If you know the name of her blog, please let me know. I sure would like to use the other patterns and give the blog owner credit.

I love how this card turned out. It is so pretty in real life. There is lots of layering on all three "pages" of the card. I've also used machine stitching and pretty doilies throughout. Tilda was colored with inks. The background paper pictured on the inside of the card isn't quite as dark as it looks on the screen. The solid color on the front of the card is quite true. I used pearl accents on the spout (it looks like swirling steam) and along the edge of the teapot opening. Iand even added tiny little pearls on Tilda's "ears."

Here are the shots:







Have a wonderful day everyone. Thank you so much for stopping by. I love your visits and love, even more, the comments you share!

XO,
Chris

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

1. The Crafty Pad - Pearls and Swirls

2. Creative Cowgirls - Mother's Day

3. Creative Inspirations Paint - Mother's Day

4. Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Flowers

5. Stamptacular Sunday - Mum's the Word

39 comments:

Karen's Fun Blog said...

This is so pretty and dainty!! : )

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Wow what a beautiful project. It looksso perfect, the pearls, love it, Bye Mascha

Myrna said...

Chris your teapot is sooo awesome! I've done the same thing and it is so frustrating when you don't remember where you saw it! :-) Tilda is beautiful!

Pen to Paper said...

Chris wow!!!! This is beautiful!!! I love the teapot and I love the little envelope inside! So cute!!

Hugs,

Jackie

Christina C. said...

My goodness, Chris, I absolutely adore this precious card!!!! Sooooo stunning! Your Tilda is beautiful and the design and details are magnificent!
It's snowing in my part of the world this morning!!!!!

stephanie said...

Such a pretty card, love the details.

Sandy said...

Wow Chris - your card is beautiful - I love the paper on your teapot. Your card has such a romantic English feel to it and I sure do know what a good cook you are so are you having crumpets with your tea? Congratulations on such a work of art.
XO
Sandy

Rosie said...

O my goodness girl, this is beautiful! That teapot is amazing!! I hope you find out where it came from cause I need it. The details and colors are fabulous. I love it and need to make one for my aunt. Hugs, Rosie :)

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Chris, this card is indeed beautiful!!! I love the teapot behind Tilda who is colored beautifully! All the gorgeous lacy edges and doilies are so pretty and the swirly pearls are the perfect touch! Love the inside too! The envie is a fabulous idea! Gorgeous work1
hugs, sharon

Lisette Morris said...

WOW Chris! So soft and delicate. I love the teapot and all the doilies. Tilda with Peony has been always an all time favorite of mine. BEAUTIFUL!!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word this is totally gorgeous!! I adore your tea pot design and your colors are so elegant and pretty!! LOVE IT!! :)

Rene said...

Awwww!!!! This is so soft and pretty and feminine! Fantastic1
Rene :D

Bridget said...

Wow! Beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us @ Creative Cowgirls Challenge!

Sarah said...

Hi Chris, what an awesome card! Love the lace and papers you've used. And the pearls are the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at CI Paints. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

Beth said...

Oh Chris, this is gorgeous! Love your coloring, and the beautiful dp you used, as well as all the pretty embellishments. Wonderful job!

DJ said...

A very pretty card. I love the teapot and all the embellishments that went into making this card so beautiful.

Angela said...

This is soooo pretty, Chris. Gorgeous teapot you created with the pearls accenting it and your image is lovely! So elegant and girlie! Love it!! hugs, Angela

Peggie said...

Lovely card, I really like the doily envelope. Just precious.

aqualeiga said...

A stunning card, and oh I LOVE that teapot!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at THE CRAFTY PAD for our Pearls & swirls challenge this week. Hugs, Ali x

cathylynn said...

Chris this card is beautiful. So very dainty and I love all of your details. Very nice sewing too.
Gorgeous inside and out!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Cricket said...

Chris, this is gorgeous.

Scrappinangler said...

Gorgeous!! Wish I knew who made the teapot!

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card. Love the delicate and elegant touch of this card :-)
Hugs,
Cabio

paola said...

REALLY PRETTY!!! love your color choice Chris and your coloring is super, TFS
smiles
Paola

Suzi said...

This is such a pretty and feminine card. Love the papers and that adorable teapot, of course sweet Tilda is always the highlight.
Hugs
Suzi x

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh Chris, that has happened to me too, when I can't sleep, but I just move over to my craft table and start playing... You've made a beautiful card, just love it. So sweet and elegant. hugs Sharon

Holly said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous!!! I love that teapot and those tiny pearls on the little girl's ears! Thanks for playing in our Creative Inspirations Paint challenge!

Elle said...

I love the Teapot on your card....and the doilies.....and Tilda.......

Jeanette said...

Fantastic card! The teapot is stunning. TFS
Jeanette

dvmc99 said...

I guess I am way behind everybody else. I just found your blog this afternoon. I will have to say, this is probably the most beautiful card I have ever seen. It is layered and layered with beautiful things, but is also understated and extraordinarily delicate, deliciously dainty, with soft, muted yummy colors, lacy effects, the darling tea pot... I could just go on and on. I am in awe. Would also love to know what dies you used for the doilies and some of the laces and how you made that envelope with the wonderfully soft lace flap. You have a new follower and I will be checking out every card you make for inspiration.
Dottie McFadden dvmc99@yahoo.com

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful Tilda coloring and designing Chris! So creative and lovely! sorry to hear about the sleepless night - I know for me it's been "age" related but it is getting better and I've learned some "tricks"! lol

Sandy said...

Had to take another peek - I just love this card - so beautiful!!!
Sandy

Jean said...

Oh my Chris, I LOVE this card.. now if I want to steal this pattern I can give credit to you!!! It is so beautiful.. love the colors and your sewing is just so perfect, your idea of Tilda (one of my favorites) is colored so gorgeously... love the inside as well as the outside and am sure your Mother will love it, any mother would... This is a stunning and awesome card..
Job well done.
Hugs, Jean

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wozers! This is so LUSH! I love love love the teapot! Thank you for sharing & playing along with us in The Crafty Pad – Pearls & Swirls Challenge Check back with us on Sunday to see if you’re a lucky winner & our next challenge theme. Fair winds & following seas, The Navy Wife.

Marianne-db said...

What a cute card you have made. Love your design.
Thanks for joining Stamptacular this week!
Hugs, Marianne

Iulia said...

Hi Chris! Your card is gorgeous! Love your Tilda and the teapot is awesome! Also love how you decorated the inside. So elegant and sweet!
Hugs and have a happy week!
Iulia

Liddy said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful, just love it.

Linda said...

Wow Wow Wow Absolutely beautiful Chris!!! You are so talented!!! I love to visit your creations!!!! This teapot is delightful I love it!!! Way to go yet again!!!

Hugs Linda

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx