Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Tea Bag Christmas Tree

Happy Wednesday everyone I hope you are all well and doing some great things. Its not that Wednesday today however as my three Design Teams are currently on Summer breaks till September I'm busy crafting but most of the things are for challenges in September so not got anything to post just yet.

I've decided over the next couple of weeks to share some makes from the Craft Group I go to that I haven't posted on here.. Since we lost our last leader sometime ago three of us take turns to make a project for the group to make. Today I 'm sharing a design from my crafty friend Carol and they are Christmas cards using a tea bag folded Christmas tree. I really enjoyed making these such fun and I was really pleased with the finished Christmas cards




Card Recipe

6x6 Blank cards
Papers are from Craftwork Cards Christmas Collections
Coloured card from the group
Sentiments are Craftwork cards and the silver one my stash
Wooden frame was from The Works
Silver star The Range
Wooden star Ross Papercraft Show
Craftwork Cards Candi
Jute twine Whitby Crafts

I've found a link on U Tube which I'm adding here in case anyone fancies having a go .Tea Bag Folding Christmas Tree

Finally I'm finishing with a photo my friend Lorna took last week while I was away with the Golden Girls in Liverpool We had a fab day out in Chester with our friend Chris and her husband Jeff it was great to catch up with them as they live in the Wirral so we don't see them as much as we'd like. This was us all enjoying coffee in the sunshine  before our lovely trip on the river followed by dinner and drinks. 



Enjoy your week everyone love and  hugs Carole x



15 comments:

brenda said...

What very effective tea bag folding Carole, it's something I have never tried. Looks like you had a lovely day out with friends as well.

B x

Carole said...

Those tea bag folded trees are brilliant...another to have ago at on the list! Looks like you had a fun day out and kind weather. Chester is such a nice city. Seems like there are a lot of crafty Carole/Carol 's out there too!!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Carol your cards are gorgeous. Tea-bag folding is what started me making cards. I do remember making trees like this. Your day out looks brilliant. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Brawny said...

Absolutely fabulous. Great designs x

pam said...

Wonderful cards Carole, have`nt done T-bag folding for years.
Looks like you were having a great time.
Pam x

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous cards and love the design. I did tea bag folding many years ago. I still like the look of it. Love your trees. Hugs, Carol S.xx

aussie aNNie said...

Sweet cards made cleverly as always. xx {aNNie}

Elise said...

Hi Carole! Wow! Those Christmas trees look like you put in a lot of work .. they're BEAUTIFUL!!! And looks like so much fun with your friends too .. always nice to get together with lovely company!!!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Debra K. said...

What fantastic cards Carole! The trees look so effective.
I'm glad you had a wonderful time with your friends. You all look very relaxed in the sunshine. Debra x

Linda Simpson said...

These are absolutely fabulous Carole, not mastered tea bag folding so really enjoy seeing other crafters creations. A great photograph of you all.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Karen said...

These are gorgeous, Carole... I've never tried that technique, which you have showcased beautifully. The colors and designs couldn't be lovelier. Gorgeous work as always, my friend. The picture you included is delightful.. it is apparent that joy and happiness abound, which warms my heart! Have a wonderful weekend. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Anne said...

I'm just having a lovely catch up Carole after a few weeks off. I'm enjoying looking at everyone's gorgeous makes, there is such a variety of work on my rounds!
I rarely see teabag folding these days, isn't it a lovely effect and perfect for the Christmas tree.

Anne x

...looks like Jeff was a bit outnumbered!

Irish Cherokee said...

Wonderful creativity. Love both cards Carole. Unique design for both.

Love, Hugs and Blessings,
Jim

Bernadet said...

These are 2 wonderful cards Carole!
And thank you so much for your kind words on my blog!
Love and hugs!!

*Vicki* said...

Oh Carole, I just LOVE your wonderful tree fold designs!! They're so brilliant and a fun idea for Christmas cards!! Glad you're getting a jump on them right now too!! :) Thanks for sharing and what a great photo!! HUGS