Sunday, 28 February 2016

Everything Stops for Tea

Hi Everyone
I just had to have some crafty time today, the last few weeks have been full on busy at work and not allowed for any crafty time and if there was a little time I have been so shattered it has been the last thing on my mind. But thankfully, today, that all changed. I have had these crazy cat dudes for weeks and only just got around to playing with them, totally inspired by all the wonderful work out there in Blogland that are ahead of me, until today that is. So here is my first make using Tim's fabulous Crazy Cats.

I have made a wall hanging using one of That's Crafty MDF panels this one is 4.5" x 9".
I have, probably like most of you, a huge stash of designer papers that I don't really use much (if at all) so picked a shabby style one and glued it to the board using matt medium. One that was dried I altered the paper surface with Paperartsy paints and That's Crafty harlequin stencil and Tims square one. Using some of the paper from the same designer collection I die cut some cups using Tim's cup and saucer die and toned them down with distress ink.

I had at least, prior to making this managed to colour in the cats so cut them out and added them to my piece.

arranging them in the right direction to make my scene up.

Here you can see he has his foot cheekily on the tea bag tag, I think he is trying to pull it out!!
The words everything stops for tea I have typed out on my old typewriter and added distress ink.
Right I think I need to play some more while I've still got the chance.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by
Amanda X


  1. Amanda - this is so good!!! I love the cats and need to ink mine up. This design from your creative imagination is really so quirky and downright wonderful. I shall name this fun wall hanging "now where did that mouse go?"! You have hit the jackpot with this wonder!
    sandy xx

  2. Love this Amanda! Those cat stamps are great aren't they !
    Corrie x

  3. Ha ha my 3 most favourite things here.....tea,cats and a most fab creator of wonderful stuff.....maybe you'll turn into a cat lady too ;)
    No.1 fan hugs

  4. Amanda this is a fantastic fun hanging, love the design .
    Yvonne xx

  5. Wonderful funny and unique creation, love the idea very much!
    Big hugs Anja

  6. and the colors in shabby look are marvellous too!

  7. Hehheheh - what a great way to start my week Amanda! This is just sooooo fun and such SUPER creativity. Fabulous background too!! SMILING!! j.

  8. The cats are so brilliantly positioned to tell the story and the colouring on them is sheer perfection! Love the crazy tea cup tower, and that you've even managed to use up some of your paper stash in the making of this hilarious hanging. Fabulous!
    Alison x


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