Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_Thank You

It's Wednesday which means it's Heartfelt Creations Inspiration time again! 
But before I share my card, I would like to apologize for not posting more these days or visiting all my wonderful friends.  I didn't realize how much I would miss my blog world!  Sometimes life takes some twists and turns that we weren't expecting.  As I shared before, my friend has been diagnosed with colon cancer.  She has no close family and doesn't drive so I am the one she depends on for all her transportation.  The trips to the hospital and nursing home have been 1 hour each way so we spend a lot of time on the road.  Today we will see the doctor to schedule her radiation.  Next week they will insert the port to start the chemo.  Please pray with us that she won't get terribly sick from all the treatments.
My heart goes out to everyone who has to deal with a major illness.  I wish I could reach out and give each of you a hug! 

For my card today, I used the gorgeous tea cup from the 'Old English Garden" collection.  I stamped the smallest and medium size tea cups on shrink plastic and then colored them with markers.  After shrinking them I hung them from a heart clip which I slipped  through the seam binding.   The sentiment is from the new collection.  Love the font on this one!  Below you will find all the detailed instructions on how I made this card.

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3472 China Fragments PreCut Set
HCPC 3474 Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set
 204800  Nested Tea Cups Die
354802_Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large
Other Products
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
DP: Pixie Press, Joy Flowers; white card stock
Ink: Distress Ink, Victorian Velvet, Staz-On, black
Prismacolor pencils, Spica Pen, lilac; Copic Sketch V12-pale lilac, shrink plastic, rhinestone hearts, seam binding, heart clip, pop dots, glue dots, ATG, Fabric Fusion, MS heart border punch, lace, jump rings
Cut white cs 5 3/8" x 10 3/4" and fold in half. Cut lilac DP 5 1/4" square. Cut floral DP 5 1/8" square. Adhere layers with ATG. Punch heart border 5 1/8" long and add to card. Cut 5 3/8" piece of lace and add to card with Fabric Fusion. Die cut Floral Oval from white cs and Classic Ovals large from DP.  Stamp China Fragments Tea Cup (middle size) with Staz-On and die cut. Color with Prismacolor pencils and add Spica_lilac for detail. Add cup to oval frame and add rhinestones and "steam". Add to card with pop dots. Stamp Heartfelt Expressions sentiment with Victorian Velvet, cut out and add to card. Stamp smallest and middle cups on shrink plastic, color with Copics, cut out and punch holes for jump ring. Shrink according to directions. Tie bow, slip cups on heart clip and add to bow. Adhere bow with glue dot.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
Corrosive Challenge:  not too shabby
Stamp and Create:  for the ladies
Ooh La La Creations: make it girly


  1. I just love that tea cup image and making the charms out of Shrink plastic created a really unique and fun embellie for your card. :-)
    You are such a blessing to your friend in her time of need. May God reward you richly. Praying that all will go well. Hugs!

  2. Gorgeous card Sarah!! Love everything about it! Hugs and blessings!!

  3. Beautiful card! Love the colors you chose - the pink and teacups together are sweet.

  4. Your card is gorgeous the colours so pretty and the image too
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  5. This is beautiful! Love the pinks and gorgeous lace treatment. :)

  6. Lovely card. What a clever idea to do the tea cup charms! The bow is so pretty, and the papers are as well. Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  7. This is gorgeous Sarah! This is my favorite set from the release and you did a beautiful job with it! I love the little teacups clever!
    How wonderful you are there to bless your friend during such a difficult time for her. God is blessing her through you. God bless you! Kathy

  8. aww what a beautiful card, just lovely realy lovely :)love bren manning

  9. Fab card, such pretty colours, thanks for sharing at OLLCB, Wendy x