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Fall Coffee Lover’s Bloghop #3

I didn’t intend to make another Downton Abbey card.  I DID intend to use my What the Doodle Teacup stamp and die from Papertrey Ink.  Why fight it though………..the papers in the Downtown Abbey Collection are a perfect compliment to the delicate gold embossed teacup.






Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Tea Time stamp set and die, Crafter’s Companion Downtown Abbey 6 X 6 patterned paper collection, Recollections gold embossing powder, Recollections card base and Scor tape

Coffee Lovers Bloghop #2

I can’t think about tea without thinking about Downton Abbey.  They just go together like sugar and spice.  So for my second card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop, I made a cup of tea with a combination of a Fall and Downton Abbey backdrop.



Crafter’s Companion Downton Abbey die, DCWV copper metallic paper, Reminisce Fall Harvest patterned paper, Simon Says Stamp What’s Brewing tea cup die,  Simon Says Stamp Tea for Three die set,Stampendous Copper  Penny embossing powder, foam tape, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.


2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop




Coffee Lovers Blog Hop # 3

This card is for lovers of coffee tea and Downton Abbey.  I loved this show and am still crabby that it is over.  However,  I was able to get the most exquisite papers and embellishments in a Downton Abbey Scrapbook kit from Crafter’s Companion to sooth my wounds.

One of the signature items of the show was the elaborate bell system that alerted the downstairs staff whenever the “entitled” people had a whim.   I had this wonderful twisted rope die from Elizabeth Crafts that would work well as the bell cord that would miraculously produce tea in a moment’s notice.

Here is the card:


Supplies:  Crafter’s Companion Official Downton Abbey Collection Kit, DCWV gold cardstock,  Simon Says Stamp Tea for Three, Simon Says Stamp card base, Scor tape, WeR Memory Keeps Sugar Cookie Alphabet die


Kylie and Taya

I had a couple of pictures of my granddaughters Kylie and Taya that I thought were just plain lovely and deserved to have a scrapbook page to show them off.

I was also surprised to realize that I had everything I needed in my stash to produce a layout using lavender as the primary colour.  I remembered that  I had picked up some lovely Prima flowers in shades of purple when they went on sale,  because I knew this colour was a favourite of Kylie.  I had recently received the Downton Abbey Scrapbook Kit,  and the lavender papers in it had just the right feel and touch of elegance for the project.

I am happy enough with the results that I think I will be purchasing a shadow box frame, so that I can put it on my wall.


Supplies:  Crafter’s Companion  Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection.  Prima Flowers and gold doilies,  Papertrey ink What the Doodle Feathers and Butterflies stamps and dies, May Arts heart ribbon, unknown pearl lace, Kaleidoscope embossing powder, Deco Foil gold, copic markers, Zva Creative pearls,  Darice Ostrich feather, Tombow tape runner and many pop up relief glue dots.

Farewell to my Favourite Show

Sunday nights will never be the same without Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Theatre.

I decided to make one more card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop  This card celebrates High Tea at Downton Abbey.  I feel bad because I know Mr Carson would never allow the .spoons to be in such a jumble.(or the oval to be stuck on kittywampus) but sometimes you just have to take some poetic license.

I tried very hard to include one of the Dowager’s zingers on the front of the card. but it just didn’t fit and I had to settle for putting it on the inside.


Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Supplies:  Crafter’s Companion Downton Abbey patterned paper, Simon Says Stamp Tea for Three. DCWV foil paper, Hero Arts card base, Scor tape