Thursday 4 June 2009

Tea for Two...


Well the countdown to the weekend has officially begun in my book - only tomorrow day to go! The Sun decided to visit today too so I'm feeling a little optimistic about the weather this weekend (let's hope I'm right!)

So y'know yesterday I promised to post something a little special? Well over half term I decided to try out a project that had been nagging me for ages but didn't have the time to sit and work it all out. Until last week that is! I'm posting this up later because the intended recipients (Kate & Steph) have now received them. I'd hate to spoil a surprise by posting it up here (though believe me I was itching to once I'd made these cuties!)

I have seen a few tea-bag holders here in blogland and even on Splitcoaststampers there was a tutorial to make one. I had the most cool teabags here at home and always felt so guilty using them all to myself. I just knew that Kate and Steph (who is now probably sunning herself in Florida - sooo jealous!) would share my humour with these teabags so I decided to get to work on the logistics of making a holder to specifically hold these sized bags. So after some measuring, cutting, re-measuring and re-cutting, this is what I came up with:

I hope you like them! The tea-bags have really funny quotes on - sure to make anybody smile (so long as they're not easily offended LOL!). As I knew who I wanted to make these for, I could personalise them a little by using their fave colours. I knew Kate was a sucker for PTI's Aqua Mist and that Steph is crazy about PTI's Raspberry Fizz (who isn't eh?!)

So here's Kate's:

And here's Steph's:

Tea Holder Recipe
Stamps: Hero Arts - So Sweet, PTI - Around & About Sentiments
Ink: Memento - London Fog, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Card: Various PTI card, PTI Bitty Dot Basics
Accessories: Promarkers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Ribbon PTI Raspberry Fizz, Jewel (Hero Arts), Teabags (A gift from my SIL!), Cellobags

So on top of the holder, I wanted to write a little note. I didn't find the time to make a card but instead, created my own kinda letter paper/card. Again, I used Kate and Steph's fave colours. I could fit loads more writing on these (even if not neat!) than I ever could on the tea holders!

Aqua Mist for Kate:

and Raspberry Fizz for Steph:Recipe
Stamps: Penny Black - Birds on a Wire
Ink: Versamagic Chalk Ink: Aquatic Splash, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Card/Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, PTI Raspberry Fizz, Bitty Dot Basics (both Aqua Mist and Raspberry Fizz)
Accessories: Corner Punch

I really hope you like them! I'm pretty sure both Kate and Steph did and I certainly had fun making it all. The hardest part was working out the template but once that was sorted I was on my way! You can't imagine the bombshell of a mess I created in the space of one afternoon making these! *blush*

That's all I got for now, but I definitely hope to find some time to craft this weekend!

Catch ya later!



Ann said...

OMG, these are SO cute! Two of my favorite colors AND polka dots---love them both! gonna email me what it says on each tea bag??? I'm dying to know! ;)

Emma said...

What a clever girly you are. You are on fire at the moment. I am sure Kate & Steph will treasure them - they are so special x

Alex said...

These are fantastic Aimes, a job well done! Love the colours - Steph & Kate will love these :)

Have a good weekend.

Alex x

Kate Lewis said...

Yes I totally adore and will treasure these! The tea bag holders make the most wonderful gift, especially with those cool tea bags!!

Thank you SO much Aimes, it totally made my day to open your parcel, and thank you for personalising them so much too, aqua mist - *swoon*!

Hope the rain has meant you can get some crafty time this weekend!

BIG hugs, Kate xx

~amy~ said...

good grief...LOVE these!!!!! How cute!!! They would make perfect gifties...thanks sooo much for stopping by my blog :)

Karen said...

I LOVE these, such brilliant colours. Very clever making tea bag holders too.
Karen x

Alison said...

Oh how cute are they!!! Beautiful colours too.

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