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Hi all
I'm a complete craft addict! I have a small business called Surrey Crafts teaching craft workshops from my studio in Esher, Surrey and at venues around the country. I teach mixed media, decorative painting, card making and papercrafts, jewellery making and creative embroidery classes. If you'd like to find out more just leave a comment, or take a look at my other social media pages:
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Friday 26 July 2013

Vintage tea room

I'm off to my friends new house on the Goodwood Estate in East Dean tomorrow (very posh!!!). As they are big fans of the The Goodwood Revival, which is all about 1940's50's&60's motor racing scene, and all things vintage,  I thought I'd make this little gift box as their New Home card. I made the 1950's inspired vintage tea set using a fabric and felt kit from Corinne Lapierre, which I cut out and hand stitched (added a few beads too) made a box which I inked and stamped added a die cut doyley and stamped and cut out the 'home sweet home' sentiment to add as a wall hanging in the background. Instead of making it a top and bottom, I hinged it at the back to make a room setting using Washi tape. There are at least 4 layers, 5 in places (card, inks. die cuts, embossing/ fabric, beads) I was hoping to add bunting too but as I'm off to Weymouth (now!!!) then straight to Okehampton after to see my folks, then heading to the housewarming in East Dean tomorrow, I've just run out of time! This must be the fastest post I've ever done - and I'm hoping to enter this into Hels Sheridans Sunday Stampers which is always fun, as the theme this week links and also to the Crafts -Too Challenge You if I can work out how to add links etc below! Finally, added to the Crafts and Me Challenge
love Suz xxx

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  1. aw how cute is that! what a lovely new home gift... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. What a sweet gift for your friends, I love that you have used papercraft and fabric crafts in it. Well done on linking to the Crafts-Too challenge blog and if you click HERE you will find some useful information about linking your entry to your post. Sorry you do need to make the link before the end of the challenge to be eligible for the prize draw.
    I hope you have had a safe journey between all of your visits.
    Thanks for sharing your lovely work at Crafts-Too Challenge You this month.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

    1. Hi Brenda, Thanks so much for your lovely comments and the info. I think I've correctly done it with the correct post link now! Are you able to delete the original entry though, as there are now two? Best wishes, Suz

    2. Thanks for taking care of this Suz, great job. I live in Surrey too, not a million miles from you, but a bit further south. I hope your classes are going well.
      hugs {brenda} x0x
      PS I will delete the original at the end of the challenge just before I do the random draw.

  3. This is amazing
    Thanks for joining us at
    LEJ DESIGNS CHALLENGE and good luck
    Susan DT xx

  4. Thank you for making a great entry for our LEJ Designs Challenge No. 63 - Cute Cute Cute over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.

    Oh WOW WOW WOW this really is adorable. I love the fact that its a gift in its own box.... The tea set is so pretty and delicate. What a fantastic idea.

    I hope to see many more entries from you in our future weekly challenges, as every entry meals a lot to us.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Member

    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment Lisa. I've made it a resolution to try and do more challenges, so I hope to be in touch again soon! Suz xxx

  5. Beautiful little tea set and new home card. Thanks for joining us at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  6. Oh Wow this is lovely, the box is gorgeous and the T.Set looks so cute, very clever idea doing it in Felt you have to work out if its real or not. I know of someone who actually does Vintage Tees I bet she would love this. Sam

  7. Very clever idea, great inspiration xx