Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Dotty's Teahouse 2nd birthday celebrations

Dotty's Teahouse, where I have sold my cards since opening day, is going to be 2 on Saturday! How incredible is that? 2 years since I started selling my cards and I have recently numbered up card number 700.
I love walking down there with my new stock and this was the view early this morning.
Dotty's has gone from strength to strength and recently redecorated the back room in an Alice in Wonderland theme...just fab decor!

And Rebecca (the owner) has started hosting Alice themed afternoon teas which have gone down a storm. This is a photo of one...just look at those cakes!

This Saturday, to tie in with all the Royal Wedding celebrations there is a "Right Royal Tea party"!
The flag and bunting is all up and ready for the celebrations.
I have taken down some new cards and given one of my card shelves a red, white and blue theme.
The chandelier is lit
and the vintage tea cups are ready to be filled to the brim.
Sadly I can't make the celebrations this year as we have another date in our diary but I have made a special card for the occasion, which I hand delivered to dear Rebecca and her team this morning.

I made the background using the brilliant brand new Visible Image Sax it up, Jazz man stencil
and their unique, quirky Union Jack stencil.

 I used white card stock and taped the Union Jack stencil down with low tack masking tape. I blended Festive berries distress ink through the stencil and removed it. After drying I then taped down the Jazz man and used Blueprint Sketch distress ink and repeated the process.

Meet my very patriotic jazz man! I cut round the border, leaving the white space, and matted and layered with red and blue card onto a large white card blank.

I added some glittery tea cups, (well I had to didn't I) and a glittery bow tie, which I cut out, to the jazz man. I also used some snippets of card to die cut my words......

here is my finished card.
with a couple of close ups

These are such fab stencils and double up brilliantly too. If you are not a stamper they are an easy way to create very unique projects.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Simon says stamp Monday stencil it
Pixie's Snippets Playground #326
Creative moments 1/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday stencil it

So I would like to wish Harry and Meghan a happy Wedding day and a great marriage and I would like to wish my favourite tea shop, Dotty's, a very

Happy 2nd Birthday!

(And I supposed I should wish myself a happy 2nd anniversary of card selling!)

If you are ever in the area you can find Dotty's at 108 High Street, Carshalton, Surrey.

And if you are around this Saturday there will be a right royal welcome for you!

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Happy birthday Dotty's!! And congratulations to you on 700 card sales that is amazing but unsurprising!!
    I love your wonderful red, white and blue card...just perfect for all the celebrations!
    And happy wedding day to Harry and Meghan, I can't wait to watch. :)
    V x

  2. Bravo on the 700 cards sold! I'm proud of you! Thanks for showing us more of Dotty's tea room and her cakes and tea sandwiches look deeeeeLISHusss! Happy 2nd birthday to her and her success. Your card is perfection. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Happy Birthday to Dotty’s! Well done on your wonderful card sales Jane...I am not surprised they sell so well. Love the new red white and blue one! Have a great weekend xox

  4. Wow what a fab looking little tea shop! Happy birthday! Congratulations on your card sales too, I am not surprised though :)
    A wonderful 2nd birthday card,

    Thanks for sharing over at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  5. Wonderful - anf I adore your card Jane! One day I will rock up to Dotty's and surprise you - as well as astonish myself I should add :)


    Di xx

  6. Fabulous to layer the stencils like that - such awesome result! LOVE!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

  7. The card is wonderful, love the theme. Congrats on selling so many cards. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  8. Wow. What a quaint little tea shop. Your card is a fitting tribute.
    Thanks for entering it in our Creative Moments challenge blog!
    Kristy Abela - Abela Artistry


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