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My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Birthday Tea

Hi and Happy Monday!


I'm really happy to participate in the blog "waltz" at Waltzing Mouse Stamps, where the theme is "Birthday". I finally ordered some stamps earlier this month, since there was a free shipping special. A sucker yes, but a happy sucker I am. The stamps are pretty fabulous.

I purchased a couple of stamp sets that coordinate with my Nestabilities dies, and one set of Tea sentiments. The set however, has this lovely tea cup image. Lookie...

Isn't she dainty? I paper pieced the cup and added a little accent with my white gel pen.

Here is a close up of the sparkle I added to the steam. I couldn't resist.

Well, this will be going off in the mail at the end of the month. I'm safe posting this, I'm sure the lady that this is going to, doesn't read my little blog :)
Thanks for the visit and have a happy day!

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Cosmo Cricket, Punches: Stampin' Up, Stamps: PTI, Ink: Versafine, Stampin' Up, Nesties, Corner rounder, ribbon from my supplies.
These are the challenges this card is linked to:
Meljens-Flowers, Blooms

43 comments:

Poppy said...

lovely card,nice steam...lol
poppy

Belinda said...

Lovely card! The glitter on the steam is the perfect touch!

Sue W said...

Lovely card Karin! The addition of glitter is perfect!

Julia Aston said...

Love the colors you used on this pretty teacup card! the white gel pen adds such a nice look! so glad you could waltz with us today!

Karolyn Loncon said...

I'm sure your friend will love this!! Super cute project!

Lynne Phelps said...

Absolutely lovely! The warm colors are so inviting, and who can resist sparkly steam? I am an avid hot tea drinker (love my PG Tips) and this card really appeals to me! Wonderful job!

Genevieve said...

So pretty! Love the sparkly steam :)

Cass said...

I love the teacup! It's so pretty, I love everything about it, the colors, splash of glitter, very nice!

Lee said...

Love the tea cup and the glitter looks great.

Carly said...

Just lovely!!

Kathryn B said...

Great colors Karin! Such an adorable teacup!

Ruth M said...

Lovely card, fab idea to add sparkle to the steam! Great layout and colours, very warm, perfect for the teacup!

Angela Mclean said...

BEAUTIFUL... such a fun card and ace colors.... especially love how you've done the wee steam thing!!!
Hugs
Angela xxx.

brenda said...

Beautiful work Karin, a stunning card.

Thank you for sharing with us at By the Cute and Girly this month.

B x

Cheryl said...

Oooohhh, I love this. Great colors! Your paper piecing (and gel pen accents) are wonderful. Some one will be very happy to receive this in the mail.

Meredith said...

My aunt spells her name like yours, and we're not even of German descent!

Beautiful card... I love the background paper, too!

Nadine said...

Such a lovely, adorable card Karin! Love the how you added glitter to the swirls of steam!

Heather J. said...

Very pretty card!

Ingrid Danvers said...

What a pretty card, Karin. Very elegant too.

Laurie Marmon said...

Very pretty. That paper is perfect for the teacup!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous, lovely warm colours, very pretty. Pauline x

Claire Brennan said...

Beautiful Karin! I LOVE that you glittered up the steam!! Thank you for waltzing with us!

Lorraine said...

love this card makes me want to have a cup of tea

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card! So sophisticated looking :)

Nancy said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

Lelia Pierce said...

Too cute! I love the paper piecing on the cup! :O)

Hugs,
Lelia

Ann said...

Lovely! Your colour combination is gorgeous here and of course the teacup is just perfect! I'm in love with this stamp set.

Janet said...

oooo---love the colors, and the sparkle on the steam. Great idea!

Polly Pierce said...

Hmmm, this is inviting! An elegant cup of tea with sparkling steam, who could ask for more? Lovely card...

LaurieJ said...

Beautiful card! Love the paper pieced cup.

Sharli said...

Karin, it's just beautiful! Nice paper piecing and I love the touches of white and glitter.

Janelle said...

Delicious card! I like the gel pen accent on the rim of the cup and the paper and color selection are wonderful together.

Angelica Carballo said...

HI! Karin

Cute card , I love the colors and flower paper.

Lauretta See said...

gorgeous!
thank you for joining the challenge this week on MelJens Designs.
good luck!

anya said...

Beautiful card Karin! Gorgeous colors and love the touch of sparkle! So glad you could waltz along with us!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the glitter you added to make the steam coming from the tea cup. Those papers are very pretty too-lovely colour combination!

Heather said...

Lucky Friend - this is beautiful :)

Charmaine Stack said...

I must try this paper piecing technique with my new tea cup stamp, too. I love the coordinating papers and the glittery steam. Well done!

gerslittlesnippets said...

Very elegant refined card. Makes me want a cuppa. Love the paper piecing.
Thank you for joining us at BTC&G this month.
geraldine

Rachel Webber said...

Gorgeous card, love the paper pieced cup & the white gel pen really adds an extra layer

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card, Karin! Love the colors and image!
Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck on the challenge!
♥Dee (Spryte)♥

Nicole said...

What pretty creations on your blog! WOW! Glad you joined Meljen's, be sure to see the new challenge posted today! Hope to see you again! Nicole

Cassie said...

Very beautiful, Karin! So glad you joined us over at CIC ;D

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