Monday, January 19, 2015

The Shabby Tea Room - Challenge #244

Week #244 - January 19, 2015

Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week our challenge is called 'Forecast?  Freez'in'!  Please create a card/project INSPIRED BY THE PHOTO!

FOR YOUR SUBMISSION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE WEEKLY PRIZE AND HONORS: Because we are sponsored weekly by wonderful businesses who have graciously donated products and in the interest of fairness to all participants, any entries that do not follow our simple challenge rules will remain in the gallery but will not be eligible for the weekly prizes and top honors. Thanks for your understanding and participation!

Well, as soon as I saw the picture I pulled out burlap and lots of browns and even a piece of plaid paper and was going for a total rustic look, well, as you can see, none of that worked out for me, lol!! 

I started off with a chocolate A2 sized card base and set it aside.  I cut a piece of rustic looking snowflake paper and knew I wanted to pick up the blue from that paper so I made a little blue banner and attached it in the center of the patterned paper. I debated weather or not to run the banner through my snowflake embossing folder and decided against it due to laziness, lol! I then attached a large doily in the center at the top and tied on some yummy seam binding. I added some twine and (my LAST set - yikes) rusty jingle bells. I die cut the snow drift from glitter paper and attached it by adding glue to just the ends and slipping it under the seam binding. I stamped and die cut the snowman and snowflakes (did the snowflakes twice). After coloring the snowman I slipped him under the snowdrift just a little (that's why I only added glue to the 2 ends). I glued the first set of snow flakes down flat then added foam tape to the 2nd set and placed them on top of the flat ones turning them slightly so they were staggered. 

 The Shabby Girls are pleased to welcome this week's sponsor:  Paper Sweeties!

Paper Sweeties offers high-quality, on trend acrylic stamps, coordinating metal dies and pretty embellishments. Our heartwarming images allow paper crafters to create handmade from the heart treasures that will be keepsakes for years to come!  We carry adorable dolls with interchangeable outfits and accessories ... plus we also have a wide variety of wonderful all-occasion sentiments, labels, frames and accessory sets - perfect for every paper crafted project! You'll enjoy using your Paper Sweeties stamps, dies and embellishments to create projects for card making, scrap booking, party invitations and favors, home decor, gifts and so much more!

Winner will receive a $10 gift certificate from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

Please link your creations at The Shabby Tea Room by Sunday, February 1st to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, February 2nd. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 2nd as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!


  1. I love that inspiration photo of the snowman and wish he was here at my house. lol I love the rustic look of him! Your card is just darling Tina, yes I see the rustic look didn't happen, but you made a very cute card all the same! Love that paper and the chocolate card base. The blues look so pretty pulled in. Love the doily and the little snowman, your jingle bells give a tab it of the rustic look and I just love them! Hugs, Brenda

  2. That little snowman is so cute, love this hat!