May 23, 2018

Tim Holtz Tea Party Invitation Cards and GIVEAWAY WINNER!


I have the honor of hostessing our latest challenge at Frilly and Funkie, Layers of Lace.  Lace, oh so lovely lace!  Whether you add delicate layers of fine lace, or tattered and torn crocheted lace, we'd love to see you add dimension and depth to your vintage or shabby chic project with lace.  Perhaps you have a favorite lace stamp or will choose to lace something up, we'd love to see your creations inspired by this topic.


These cards were made for four of my besties with a very special event in mind.  :)


I layered strips of Venise lace from TFJB with some vintage edged bias tape and some beautiful crocheted lace that actually came off of shirt sleeves from a shirt I can no longer wear.  LOL!  It was too pretty not to upcycle.  I made an inky background with my inks and stamped Tim's script onto it for the tag.


Tea was embossed on Tim's new Baroque die.  I inked it with Chipped Sapphire and also stamped my teacups with the same.  The pattern is from the fabulous Dots and Floral stamp set.  I sponged a little Antique Linen to define the cup.


My background is kraft with strips of tissue tape and splattered gesso.  I used my sewing machine for once!  :)  The grosgrain is also vintage from my stash.  I added a Seth Apter Coffee Ring die, a sentiment sticker, and used Tim's Tiny Attacher to staple on a little scrap of dyed seam binding that Linda uses to package her laces.  I sponged with some white gesso to tone down my scrunched up doily and the bundled trim.  I had SO much fun making my pile-o-cards.  I hope you like them and are inspired to dig through your trims and play along in our current challenge.  Hugs, Autumn


Last, but certainly not least, the announcement of my giveaway winner.  If you missed my last project for Frilly and Funkie, make sure to visit HERE.  The winner of the Tim Holtz Sea Life stamp set is...

Alison Hall of Craftytrog's Arty Adventures!!!

My 3 year blogaversary is coming up in a little less than two weeks, so make sure to follow along for details on my next giveaway!  :)  And Alison, please email me at teamclark@rocketmail.com with your address.  :)


Make sure to check out these TEA-riffic products at The Funkie Junkie Boutique today:




I'm also sharing with:
Use Your Stuff: Upcycle (my cream lace is from an old shirt)

37 comments:

Sylwia-eR said...

I like combo neutral colors and navy. Tea cup with floral pattern looks beautiful! I would like to accept such an invitation ;)))

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Happy blogaversary coming up! Mine is in July - so is my wedding anniversary - guess, which one I always forget LOL? Your set-up with the vintage teacup is so atmospheric! It perfectly compliments your beautiful card. Makes me wish I had made tea instead of the coffee I'm sipping on while blog surfing!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Happy early blogiversary! Now, these cards...yum! I love the wonderful organic feel you created with your choice of fabrics, die cuts, colors and textures. This just screams afternoon tea (in a very ladylike voice, of course!). Love this, Autumn!

Sara Barker said...

Layers of lace couldn't get any finer than on these tea party invitations! Oh, the details just make my crafty heart sing--I am SOOO inspired, Autumn, and haven't felt like that in a long time! Those tea cups are the BEES KNEES!!!! Oh, how I wish I had that die! The blue with crisp white just wows me to the core, and the bundled up doily die cut!!! Squeal! Oh, yes, I could go on and on! Sending hugs!

Linda Kunsman said...

gorgeous layers on the cards- I so love the girly, lacey touches! Congrats to Alison on the win!

Cec said...

This card is like a little vintage collage. Love all the elements that you grouped together - they work so seamlessly.
Hugs!
Cec

Kate said...

These cards make me so happy! Why, oh why, can't I be one of your besties? ;) The blues and creams and lace make me think of a Spode tea set. And of course the tea makes me the most happy. I hope that you and your besties have an amazing event. I think we will need to see pictures, especially if tea is included. Have fun!
Kate

Lisa said...

These are so beautiful, Autumn!! Wow!! The laces you used are gorgeous!! I love the layers and the details!! The tea cup is so pretty!! What gorgeous invites!! So stunning, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I have to agree Autumn lace always brings a different dimension to any surface I find it so calming always giving the warmest of hugs. Beautiful layers as always, one day I hope to see one for real as i'm sure they are even more perfect up close. Thank you for the inspiration, you create such beauty.
Big Hugs Tracey xx

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jennifer Scull said...

I had to do close-ups so i could be sure to see every detail in your photos! ;) Absolutely wonderful!!! I love them!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. :)

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Absolutely adore your beautiful creation Autumn and I’m so happy you joined us over on the That’s Crafty challenge blog too
Hugs
Donna xx

Cheryl W. said...

Your card is so pretty with so many lovely details. I had to enlarge the photo so that I could enjoy all of them a little more. Thank you so much for joining us for our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

brenda said...

A beautiful collage creation for your friend Autumn, sure she will love it. Many thanks for joining in with our May theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Redanne said...

Ahhh, who doesn't just love a tea party with lots of lace and china - cucumber sandwiches and delicate cakes......! Your cards are stunning Autumn, the tea cups remind me of the old 'Willow' pattern in that glorious blue. I love how you have adapted your own lace too with the doily and the fabric - I just love the whole design! Hugs, Anne xx

Ann Barnes said...

Fantabulous!!! What a wonderful quartet of cards, beautiful to their bases. Love the crisp design and colors, you are so talented. Thank you for sharing Autumn!

wendy baysa said...

These cards are gorgeous Autumn! Love the colors you chose, the element of all the folds and the layers are spot on! Some lucky ladies receiving those cards! xo

Rox Boyce said...

Simply ♥️ Beautiful

Suzanne C said...

I adore the many layers of lacy goodness in the background. The soft neutrals of all the many textures makes a beautiful background to the great pops of blue with the tea cup pattern and sentiment! Fabulous card set!

Mimi said...

Ooohhhh 😍! These are beautiful! I am loving the colors... that deep Chipped Sapphire is IT! Fun challenge!

Marty Fishman said...

Beautiful cards, Autumn! I love your layers of lace and what a good idea to upcycle that lace from your shirt! Love the pattern on the tea cup and especially in chipped sapphire! Beautifully layered and I bet your friends loved their cards :-) Hugs!

Helen Wallace said...

Such a beautiful tea cup - it looks like one of my blue and white collection in my display cabinet. Your card is so pretty with the assorted laces and the shabby stitching. Playing catch up here after surgery. I've missed so much inspiration! x

Esther Asbury said...

Oh Autumn, there aren't enough words in the English language to say how much I LOVE these tea card! I totally want to CASE them, but I'm sure mine wouldn't look as gorgeous as yours! (Probably won't stop me from trying though - smile!)
Love the colors and all the fun layers!! Gorgeous - as always!

butterfly said...

I love these magical cards - every element is pure perfection! The tea cups have really won my heart. I have a precious collection of Burleigh Calico china, which is very similar to these cups. Finally I'll have to give in and put that die on my search list after all!

And congratulations to Craftytrog - my fellow crafting Alison, yay!
Alison x

Dorthe said...

Dear Autumn, they are stunning, I don`t know where to begin- as everything is such in harmony , and beautiful together. You know I love you used lace and the romance of the doilies -and then the gorgeous pop of the blue cup and tea-sign so fantastic !!
Hugs, Dorthe

craftytrog said...

Beautiful art Autumn, and wow, so excited to win the stamps! Only just seen this, as we've been on holiday with no internet! I will email you.
Thanks so much!
Alison xxx

Macimbalo said...

So many gorgeous details - just stunning! So happy you could share this with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes w/ Dies Challenge and good luck!

Tammy L said...

I love the shabby chic look of this and all the awesome layers. Great upcycling! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again!
Tammy DT Co-ordinator

~amy~ said...

Autumn, I had to pop over here and leave a comment too....your work is always so stunning. This is gorgeous.

Heather Maxwell said...

Autumn these are totally fabulous! Such attention to detail and obviously made with love. Your besties are very lucky to have you! :) ~Heather

Margaret Mifsud said...

These are gorgeous Autumn!! Sorry I haven't been around lately. I have missed a few blog visits but life got a bit hectic for a while and now I'm trying to catch up. I love your teacups .. who wouldn't?? .. they are so very pretty! Lovely colour combination, gorgeous lace and fabulous design!! Absolutely stunning!! Have a wonderful day!!! hugs xx

Shuly said...

oh a tea lover! me too!! what a great picture, it feels very cozy to look at your beautiful card! love the richness of it as it is filled with gorgeous elements. this touch of vintage also recalls tea color and the tag actually looks like a tea bag haha! how fun and creative!
thanks for playing at Love to Scrap!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

The cup is fabulous!!! LOVE this!

Mukta Parvatikar-Maniar said...

Beautiful card Autumn....love that Moroccan like feel to the cup. the lace just screams vintage...all in all..lovely card.
Hugs

Robin said...

So lovely Amber! The colors you selected work so well together - feeling like it's a dreamy day spent hanging out with friend's talking endlessly.

Fliss said...

A really beautiful card Autumn and great stitching detail.
Thanks so much for joining in our May challenge at That's Crafty! and wishing you good luck.
Fliss DT xx

Jenny Marples said...

Catching up - well, who wouldn't be falling over themselves to come to tea with invitations like these!!! LOVE the bone china blue and lovely lace doilies, just perfect for petit fours and creme patisserie pastries. Absolutely inspiring Autumn xx

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