Let’s Partake Of Afternoon Tea

For this post I’d like to share the first piece I’ve made using some of the newest releases from Crafty Individuals. and also one of their older stamp sets, CI-340.
CI-350CI-353 (clock hands only) CI-354 and CI-340 Taking those stamps and also one of the Crafty Individuals image books I set about altering this quad slide mailer. Apologies for being photo heavy but I did employ a fair bit of stamping on this mailer.
The front cover was painted and I don’t know if you can see that I repeatedly stamped the clock face onto the base.  Stamped lace was layered and also used in conjunction with lace and gauze dyed in tea (appropriately enough!).As 3 o’clock approaches  (and the hands do move)the tea cups are laid out for afternoon teawith Polly putting the kettle on. Now open up the mailer Elements are repeated inside.Aren’t the lace stamps beautiful. I layered them with a band of real tea stained lace. Tucked inside the recesses with some beautiful lace edging the bottom so that when the mailer is closed this peeks out. Thanks for staying until the end of this post as I know it was lengthy and appreciate that when visiting blogs sometimes we do not have all the time in the world. Always know I appreciate your visits even if I am not always able to reciprocate.
Enjoy what remains of today.

57 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennifer Ingle
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 15:54:15

    This is just fabulous!


  2. Fliss
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 16:08:30

    This is just stunning Lynne. The colours and stamping are absolutely gorgeous too.
    I was lucky enough to see Jean demo at the Craft Barn and have a chat with Malcolm too.
    I’ve also been very bad at blogging lately due to various reasons so thank you for your lovely comments and sorry for the lack of mine.
    Hope you’re well and that you have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


  3. Valerie
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 16:17:29

    Stunning Lynne, I keep going back to look at the front with the lace and clock, so so pretty! Those lace stamps are amazing:)
    Val x


  4. Valerie-Jael
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 16:23:28

    Beautiful work Lynne! Valerie


  5. Marilou
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 16:23:47

    Beautiful Lynn, my favorite colors with vintage shabby and lovlies!


  6. craftytrog
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 16:32:27

    Absolutely beautiful, the lace stamp is definitely a must have xx


  7. Rita
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 16:39:54

    OOOh Lynne, it would be lovely to partake a cup of tea in setting like these. I love old china, but its getting too expensive to collect now. You have made a very grand card to suit the beautiful stamps. Hugs Rita xx


  8. 2amscrapper
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 16:44:21

    I like the daintiness of the stamps especially clock design. Love your delicate creations.


  9. Ira
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 17:04:47

    Oh Lynne, your use of those fabulous stamps is truly remarkable! You have chosen such warm and rich colours for your work and your layering couldn’t be more perfect. There’s such depth to your work, makes me want to have a High Tea in such beautiful surroundings. Splendidly done again! Ira x


  10. Sue
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 17:14:38

    This is beautiful Lynne, those lace stamps are gorgeous x


  11. Dorthe
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 17:30:35

    OH this is beautiful, dear Lynne.
    Such wonderful colours you have used, and so lovely made tone in tone-the clock with movable arms are gorgeous, with the cheese cloth so beautiful coloured.
    And opened up, it is the most devine card, with the 3 girls image and the wonderfully stamped cups, and tea descriptions.
    So beautifully done ,and so beautiful looking . With such beauty there can not be too many photoes Lynne.
    Sending you smiles and a hug, dear friend.


  12. Anne Rx
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 17:54:37

    Hello Lynn, I have come over from Rita’s blog because I was intrigued – your card is absolutely stunning, such beautiful stamping and the colours are just wonderful. The whole card is simply gorgeous – I am so glad I came to visit!


  13. CarolS
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 18:02:20

    Ok, I want this one! I love my tea and you have laid out a beautiful card..teapot, tea cups and tea stains! I am in love with all the beautiful laces you always use but now lace stamps? Oh so beautiful!!!
    Please, Let’s do tea!


  14. femmy
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 18:21:19

    Beautiful work Lynne! And the lace stamps are gorgeous.


  15. may
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 18:56:30

    Gorgeous work Lynne… those stamps are gorgeous.. simply delicate and beautiful.. Hugs May x x x


  16. Cindy Adkins
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 19:12:56

    WOW, WOW, WOW, Lynne!!! This is gorgeous! I thought it was real lace–the stamps are amazing and your creation is beyond fabulous!!!


  17. Linda Adams
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 19:21:19

    Hello Lynne, Are those glass sides inside? I’ve never seen a mailer like this. It’s beautiful and as usual you have the perfect details. The lace stamps are gorgeous. Joyous Wishes, Linda


  18. Dot Arnott
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 19:46:35

    These are gorgeous Lynne. I must see about getting these lace stamps.



  19. Meggymay
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 19:54:42

    Stunning mailer, those stamps look gorgeous.
    Yvonne x


  20. The Scrap Yard
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 20:14:24

    So gorgeous! I love all the teacups and lace!


  21. Vada
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 20:24:08

    Totaly Outstanding Lynne!!!!
    I knew when I seen these stamps you would make something (Too Die For), Stunning, Gorgeous, and I was soooo very right!
    Hugs Vada


  22. barnie
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 20:32:03

    Lynne, your afternoon tea creations are fantastic as ever. Wonderful colors and details.


  23. Yvonne G
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 23:40:45

    Oh Lynne! This is just so gorgeous! You have truly inspired me with your creation. It is just the Cat’s Meow! Best, Yvonne


  24. Marianne
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 00:37:28

    So very pretty!


  25. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 03:44:04

    What a stunning creation both inside and out dear Lynne!

    You’ve really set a gorgeous tea table…so very inviting and beautifully done

    Happy Weekend to you and yours


  26. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 05:40:17

    Just beautiful, Lynne! I’ll get dressed up and hope I’ll be there in time for the tea party … :-).
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs to you,


  27. Annie
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 08:48:19

    Wow Lynne this is such a beautiful creation. I love the clock and the lace stamp is so realistic. The cups and saucers brilliant and I have inherited a similar kettle, which I played with as a child. I have a mail slider from CI and was not sure of designs but you are certainly giving me inspiration. TFS crafty hugs Annie x


  28. Alie
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 12:01:58

    What a great new stamps from CI and you’ve made gorgeous creations in delicate colors Lynne! You know how to handle these stamps! 🙂

    Thanks too for your kind comment on my altered little tin!

    Have a nice weekend, Alie 🙂


  29. Lucy Edmondson
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 14:01:28

    This is exquisite, Lynne! Love how you have chosen the stamped images for the slide part – not cheating as I have! I do love mailers and you have done this beautifully,

    Lucy x


  30. stempelchaotin
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 14:02:52

    Wow Lynne this knock me out my socks.
    Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow !!!!
    So so beautiful and detail by detail a fest.
    I love them.

    Have a sunny weekend my friend.


  31. Vicki Romaine
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 16:01:56

    This is absolutely gorgeous. You are a perfectionist in detail. I just sit here amazed.


  32. Suze Bain
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 18:04:56

    Oh Wow Lynee, this one’s a stunner. Absolutely gorgeous stamping and embellishments – and what could be lovelier than afternoon tea with friends! xx


  33. Shelly Schmidt
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 21:55:56

    I am so in love with this piece- I love every beautiful detail inside and out! Stunning!!!


  34. Elaine Wheeler
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 11:48:44

    Wow Lynne I openned your page, scrolled down a bit…..saw the fab stamps ….ooh they are fab I said to myself , scrolled a little further then WOW , I almost fell off my chair ….what a stunning creation. Well done Hugs Elaine


  35. Marjie Kemper
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 11:51:55

    How beautiful! I was oohing and aaahing over the outside not realizing there was more… the inside is also absolutely stunning. Love that stamped lace layered with real lace on top. A wonderful effect!


  36. Linda C
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 11:54:27

    This is an awesome piece! All the lace, flowers. tea cups, very Victorian, and beautiful! Great colors, and wonderful choice of stamps and images!


  37. Sophie
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 13:18:37

    Wow, Lynne, das ist mal wieder ein richtiges “Meisterstück”.
    Mir fehlen fast die Worte, um diese schöne Arbeit zu loben…
    Das ist so wunderschön, antik und romantisch und einfach einzigartig.
    Ich bin total begeistert.

    Liebe Grüße und Umarmung


  38. Martina
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 14:12:21

    Oh, those are beautiful stamps. And you have created beautiful pieces with them, dear Lynne! I love the design and the brown and pink color! Really great!

    Have a nice sundy, my dear. I hope the weather is a little better?
    Hugs MARTINA


  39. Maria
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 23:28:35

    Hi Lynne, this is stunning! I love how you’ve combined those stamps, and that image is perfect. I have some of these slide mailers but not got around to using them yet – it’s lovely to see what beautiful creations they can become.

    Maria x


  40. MarieS.
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 14:58:09

    As always absolutely beautiful,Lynne.Have a lovely evening.


  41. Jean Hardy
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 07:30:55

    Simply divine Lynne – such a lovely use of our products. Sooo inspiring! Jean x


  42. giogio
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 16:23:35

    So gorgeous! Love every single details. Bravissima!


  43. Diane
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 16:46:44

    This is really stunning Lynne!


  44. Rachelxx
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 16:52:40

    Beautiful 🙂


  45. Aquarius
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 18:33:21

    This project is beautiful and you’ve made brilliant use of the lovely Crafty Individuals products – love it


  46. Trudi
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 18:43:02

    Stunning piece of artwork


  47. tanja
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 21:13:07

    Absolutely beautiful,


  48. tanja
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 21:13:32

    love this art piece xxx tanja


  49. butterfly
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 21:52:00

    This is spectacularly lovely! Really gorgeous use of these beautiful stamps. It’s just wonderful… and not too long a post at all! I loved seeing all the pictures.
    Alison x


  50. Lynn Stevens
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 05:38:28

    Lynne your slide mailer is just Amazing!!! So many wonderful details. LOVE!!!!
    I keep forgetting I have some of these and never think to use them. Your such an inspiration!
    hugs Lynn


  51. Talou
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 07:28:13

    Adorable! Beaucoup de délicatesse! J’adore!


  52. Sharon
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 11:24:03

    Love the “afternoon tea” themed creations Lynne – drinking tea is one of my favourite pastimes!!


  53. baileyrosy
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 21:18:50

    Jaw droppingly beautiful !!!! Oh my goodness perfect !!!



  54. gerri herbst
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 14:28:24

    Glorious colors and love the sentiment…so sweet.


  55. Daniele
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 17:39:03

    wow this is sooooooo delightful Lynne, sorry haven’t been by for a while so I’m just playing catch , but this is so sweet pretty, gorgeous etc etc
    hugs and best wishes


  56. sueabbott
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 05:29:50

    This is just beautiful! Love everything about it you are soooo talented! x


  57. KJJC
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 21:14:14

    ok you have just sold the lace stamps to me. Fantastic project lynn. gorgeous colours and beautifully put together.


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