The Shabby Tea Room Turns One

The Shabby Tea Room is one of my favourite places to visit. Both for their fabulous challenges and the lovely inspirational cards that can be found there.

This week the Shabby Tea Room turns one and they are celebrating with a birthday bash. Which of course involves a challenge – to include something to do with a birthday.

To me that means a birthday cake, cupcakes, a gift, and of course some love – all wrapped up in that wonderful “shabbiness” we both find irresistible!

The birthday cake which has delicious glitter frosting appropriately includes just one pretty candle. It sits atop a glitz-ed and blinged cupcake that is as scrummy inside as it is outside.

Bite into that delectable cupcake by flipping the top up and you will find the …..

… perfect spot for a birthday gift card or tag. The little heart shining through pops out to the front to give a tiny hint of the love held inside.

Top it all off with some decorative stitching, inking and 3d embellishments and you have the perfect birthday celebration. Lot of luscious sweetness and love all wrapped up in one cute card.

Don’t forget to drop by the Shabby Tea Room birthday bash celebrations and join in on all the fun.

Made with Wish Big Digital Scrapbooking kit which is a collaboration from Sherwood Studio’s and Kimeric Kreations. Cupcake Card Template from Kelleigh Ratzlaff. The sentiment stamp is from Card Sentiment Digital Stamps by Arty Pants Digital Stamps. Card also includes, Making Memories Distressing Ink, Versa Colour Inks, Glitz, twill, Stampin up glitter, 3d Tape and Cotton DMC thread.

Discover: Another Card

This week challenge over at the Waltzingmouse sketch challenge blog worked perfectly with the Buttons and Bows one at The Shabby Tea Room.

It also worked well with my choice of Oh Boy Kit from Nikki Epperson and geniaBeana which already had the star element in it. Love that I can print these out myself to create cards with.

Another “more” male card this week. Even managed to make buttons and bows fit for a boy by using twine instead of pretty ribbon.

The star and stamped word tag are mounted on chipboard for that extra big of grunge without making the card too busy. I even managed to stay away from the distress ink, paper edger and sewing machine for this one.

At the top of the star is an eyelet which the twine bow is tied through. One button is plain and the other one is painted.

Credits ~ Oh Boy digital kit, Kaiser Stamp – Discover