Sunday, January 26, 2014

Warm and Cozy week at The Shabby Tea Room....

Hello Friends and Happy Monday Morning to you all!
I hope you heard my happy news that I announced on my blog last Friday: here.  I am the newest design team member at The Shabby Tea Room!  I am here today with my first official design team post! Yay!!!!

We are in week #203 in The Shabby Tea Room and our host is the lovely and talented Aneta.  Here is the beautiful inspiration photo chosen for this week:
Aneta asks that we use white or cream with cups and/or teapots in our project.  I just love this photo! Especially all of that yummy texture!  And that is what inspired my card:

I tried a couple of different ideas for the texture and settled on using this lovely heart diecut.  Our sponsor this week is "Digital Papers by Janet" on ETSY.  She has so many beautiful digital files!  I own quite a few of them myself!!!  I chose to use "Antique Paper 3" for my project today!  Such beautiful papers!

My teapots and/or cups are in this vintage image I chose from Pinterest.  I tried to link to the origin of this photo but the link kept saying it was broken.  Lots of computer glitches this weekend!   I lightened the original and made it into a heart shape using a photo editing software program. I then cut it out by hand and distressed the edges. Here is what the file looked like before I cut it out...I made several different sizes:

 Here is a close-up which better shows the digital papers I used.  I also added some charms and flowers:

 A side view:
 Thanks for taking a look at my first design team project for The Shabby Tea Room.  I hope you will take a look at all of the lovely projects over in the Tea Room and hopefully play along!
Happy Crafting!
: ) Jill  


  1. What a beautiful debut project Jill!! This is just wonderful, love all of the vintage elements you've put together. Your heart looks like it has a lovely doily layered on it!

  2. STunning, fabulous! Like all your work!

    I'm a new follower to your blog...
    Thank you so much for the nice comments that you put on my blog...

    Oh, and regard to the comments about the snow...My husband said to ask you "How many truckloads do you want? LOL

  3. Very pretty Jill. Love your work. I can't seem to get enough of it. Ana

  4. Beautiful. Love the heart treatment.I am a fan of old photos. I love to colorize them. If this one is free and available I would love to know where to find it. I am Jill's other half. She tells me my trolley jumped the tracks long ago. She loves your work. It is beautiful.


  5. So precious, Jill! I love old photos and actually have quite a large collection of them. Little did these ladies know they were going to end up on the internet being downloaded and printed!!

  6. So sweet and I just love the vintage look. I'm always ready for tea time!

  7. Love the vintage creamy heart you made ....just beautiful!
    Don't you hate it when you have computer problems and all you want to do is make and post your project.
    Congrats again Jill!

  8. Hi Jill,
    LOVE your heart, so very sweet!
    enJOY a lovely today,

  9. Oh, that inspirational photo is so cozy -- I want to climb right into it! You did a great job with it -- your frame is beautiful!

  10. Ohhhh, this vintage heart is just darling! What a beautiful inspiration photo and a beautiful creation! I especially love the soft, shabby colors...Just lovely, my dear! I am so happy to hear you know of Aneta, too. She is such a talented and sweet person, and she is an endless inspiration to me, just as you are :)

  11. Absolutely STUNNING, Jill! LOVE that image and the heart die cut and the charm! So feminine and BEAUTIFUL!


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Crafty Hugs,
: ) Jill