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Sunday, 25 September 2011

STAMPTACULAR #130 "Have a Latte Day" - Hot drink inspired! AND SOME NEWS

I have had the most brilliant time at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - 26 weeks of making at least one card a week using fabulous images, very often supplied by fabulous sponsors,  which perhaps I wouldn't ordinarily have thought to use.  Our hostess with the mostess at Stamptacular - the wonderful Priscilla - set challenges that really stretched my creativity and I have so enjoyed being part of the team of lovely talented ladies.   I have, however, decided to step down from my DT post and this is my last challenge.  Farewell ladies!  It's been a real pleasure!

This week our theme is “Have a Latte Day!” and we would like you to create a card or a project that has something to do with a hot drink.  It doesn’t have to be coffee.  Tea or hot cocoa, would be perfect too. Your options are endless! Be creative! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!   We are sponsored this week by both The Paper Shelter who are offering a $10 gift certificate and by TeddyBo who are giving away three hot drinks related digis to our lucky winner.  

I opted to use this adorable Tea for Two image (which I think is number 006) and I challenged myself in more ways than one:  Firstly inspired by Alex a dear friend and oh so talented crafter who made me a teapot gift a couple of years ago (see photo below), I decided to follow her design and then I was really constrained by the size of the tea pot when I went to print my image which is only 8 cm (about 3 inches) wide and it was soooo tiny to colour!  Even the lovely Copics I used felt like fat white-board markers in my hand trying to get into the teeny corners of the image.   I used an EK success bracket punch to cut out my image and as I made the box to hold a gift for hubby I have used no embellishment.

I found a quote on-line by George Gissings and used it on the back of my pot.
And I just wanted to share the delightful Tea Pot made by Alex that inspired me:  Isn't it adorable.  I would never have come up with my version had it not been for her!    
And now for my news...DRUM ROLL PLEASE......
I am going to be the Guest Designer for October for Mo's Digital Pencil!!!  And I'm over the moon with excitement!!!!


Céline said...

Hi Lesley,
i'm so sade you leave us, but it's life, i promise i will come to see you often as possible!
your tea pot is simply amazing so beautiful work!!!! great idea!

Faye said...

I'm gonna miss you on a Sunday! :)
What a smashing project, I absolutely love it. I'm off for a cuppa now, but before I go, fab news about Mo's. I am so excited for you. Go girl. xxx

Hanna said...

Lesley... where do I start? You've totally outdone yourself AGAIN. You're tea pot is absolutely adorable, and your colouring is GORGEOUS. No one can tell you've had such a trouble with it, it's AMAZINGLY sweet! Absolutely perfect!

You have such an eye for cute designs, and this definitely has to be one of the cutest things ever. Love it!


jojoscraps said...

Hi Lesley
What an adorable tea pot. This is a perfect way to use this image and your coloring is gorgeous! Mo's Digital!! Way to go and you would be an obvious choice for their Guest Designer. I love your style and talent and am so happy I met you through Stamptacular.
I'll be watching for you at Mo's!
Jo xx

Deb said...

what a gorgeous tea box, it is so cute, love it!
congrats on your gdt spot at Mo's that is so exciting!
hope you are having a great weekend!
happy crafting, Debxx

debby4000 said...

Oh I love your gorgeous teapot Lesley and congrats on your GDT spot.

An Occasional Genius said...

Well you're certainly leaving on high note, this is fabulous! x

An Occasional Genius said...

oops, meant to say Congratulations on the GDT over at Mo's!

Anonymous said...

Awesome teapot Lesley! Love this creation and your teddies look delightful! Congrats on Mo's GDT and sorry to see you leave Stamptacular, I'm very much looking forward to my time there. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for ALL the wonderful comments you left. I will have a better look around here when I get a minute
Hugs Julie P

Julie said...

Absolutely stunning work, matey!! Clever you to deconstruct the teapot from Alex! Divine colouring too! Juliexx

Marianne Reijgersberg said...

Hi Lesley, Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog.
I also enjoyed working at Stamptacular. I decided last week to stop.
Congratulations with your new DT membership at Mo's for October.
I hope you have fun there, and I am looking forwards to see your beautiful creations and cards.
I know for sure that we'll meet again somewhere in blogland.
Hugs Marianne