Friday, 27 October 2017

Afternoon Tea

A thank you card for a lovely 81 year old lady who invited me and several others to afternoon tea at her house yesterday.  We had four different sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, fruit cake, Victoria sandwich cake and fairy cakes - all homemade.  There was enough to feed an army! We were even sent home with a doggy bag!

This was probably the quickest card I've ever made.  The patterned paper is from a Dovecraft paper stack.  The thing that took the longest was finding a piece of blue card for matting in the right shade to match the teapots and cups.  Does anyone else find that most blue cardstock has a turquoise tinge when you put it against true blue?  I added a sentiment and that's it.  I thought about adding ribbons or gems, but my card looked better without.  I just caught the postman emptying the post box for the last time today, so hopefully the card should arrive tomorrow.

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24 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely thank you card Liz very apt for your ‘thank you’ card after your afternoon tea

Anne

Shabneez said...

What a thoughtful card Liz. How lovely to be taken out for afternoon tea! Shabneez x

Kathleen said...

I thought you had stamped all the images.
Super card for the occasion.

Kath x

pam said...

Pretty thank you card Liz, perfect for afternoon tea.
Pam x

Jean said...

A lovely pretty card, perfect paper for the occasion. Your afternoon tea sounds delicious.
Jean x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, so quick but so sweet and lovely! That lady has been so kind and well deserves your beautiful tough!

Mac Mable said...

Such a cute card and so perfect x Sounded like a lovely tea party x

Barb said...

She sounds like an amazing lady and the tea sounds very yummy. A very pretty card Liz. I'm sure she'll be delighted. Barbxx

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the paper!! So perfect for the occasion!! I know she loved this!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Megan J said...

Hi Liz, a pretty thank you card for your friend, yes true blue card seems hard to find. Have a wonderful weekend.. Megan

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card for a lovely lady and the food she made sounds so delish. I am sure she thoroughly enjoyed everyone's company and the home made cooking was a pleasure for her to do... all sounds so yum....xxHave a lovely weekend.♥
[aNNie]

Veerle said...

So nice Liz I love that background.
Hugs Veerle x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a beautiful thank you card Liz, the paper you've used is perfect.

Sue xx

Cara said...

It may be simple but it looks fabulous. How lovely your afternoon tea sounds. Hope you have a fab weekend x

laurie said...

So pretty!Sounds like you had a great time!

Daffodil Cards said...

What a lovely day you must have had, sounds wonderful, as for your card it couldn't be better, it's perfect for what you need to say and the occasion is in the paper, LOVE it.
Faith
x

Janice said...

A gorgeous card Liz for an amazing lady. How lovely for her to have laid on such a lovely tea.
Janice x

Jenny L said...

Hi Liz,
what a wonderful card for a wonderful lady.
My she must have been so busy with all that baking
Sounds like you had a lovely time.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

A pretty card Liz, lovely papers - your card stock matches perfectly. It can be a nightmare trying to match colours sometimes - I never seem to have a perfect match!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Mia said...

It looks like turquoise, Liz. But your quick card is beautiful! I love the beautiful paper, my friend. Have a great weekend.

KandA said...

Fabulous card Liz and perfect just as it is with the pretty paper and sentiment. Sounds like you had a super time at your tea party xx

Bunny said...

OMG! I've never gone to a tea but I've always wanted to. Your card is so pretty and I love that you came home with goodies. I wonder how many hours it would take for me to get there. [Bunny]

Jarka Ef said...

Clean and simple and very nice :-) Thank you for sharing at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.