Saturday, 4 February 2017

CCT theme - drinks

How do you like my Christmas china? No I don't really have Christmas cups but if I did I might choose the pink ones here

This is my card for our new challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown. This time the theme is drinks. 

I found this stamp in my stash (nameless I'm afraid) so I decided do to a stack of cups. It did have it's fiddly moments as the stamp is a cup and saucer. I chose two papers and then stamped the cups. I've cut off most of the saucers and made a slit using a knife, for the next cup to slot into. 

I've been doing a bit here and there all day in between stripping wall paper so it wasn't too intense and neither was the decorating. (Guess what I'd rather be doing?)

The tea bag tags are not an original idea, I saw it on Pinterest. Cute though, I think.
I went right through all my hoard looking for the right small stamp to stamp on the tags. 
Even though I've used Christmas papers for the cups I wasn't sure it was very Christmassy so when in doubt add a bit of holly! 
It's mounted on another paper from the same pack so it's the same colour.

Do come and join us and get ahead with your Christmas cards. You have two weeks for the challenge.

 I'm also linking this to Merry Monday where the current theme is  The Magic # is 5!

I've obviously used 5 cups. I started with three but this is better.
I've used:
Docrafts paper which I've been hoarding for a while. 
Inky doodles heart stamp
Other stamps from Creative Stamper magazine.  
Glossy accents for the berries


  1. Brilliant! I love this stack of festive tea cups. The papers are just love and I think the little teabag tags are such fun. A really lovely take on the challenge. Deborah xx

  2. Super sympa Alison, j'aime cette tour de tasses, biz

  3. I love this card! The pile of cups and the cute teabag tags are wonderful. Like my card, it's missing a mince pie though :-) Xx

  4. Fabulous design and a beautiful card. LOVE it!

  5. Love your stack of tea cups Alison, beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  6. Love how you managed to stack the cups! Great job cutting them all out, too. :) ~ Andrea

  7. Such a great take on the challenge of 5. You did an amazing job stacking those cups.

  8. I think this is a fantastic card Alison. Love you Christmas cups and sweet teabags. Barbxx

  9. Lovely, lovely card Allison! Wish I had Christmas china like your beautiful cups!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

  10. WoW what a lovelly card you made and I like all your cops :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  11. This card is absolutely beautiful. I love all those soft colors and the details you added to those stacked cups are amazing.

  12. I love the way you stacked the teacups for our challenge. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing Merry Monday with us!


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