Thursday, 25 December 2008

End of year SALE - Blog only

MASSIVE end of year clear out sale! Here are the basics:

1. To order, please email me at with your postal address and order details

2. The remaining quantity of each kit will be regularly updated, but kits may sell out before I can let everyone know, so my apologies in advance if you miss out on the ones you want. The sale is only via the blog, and the kits have been deactivated in our etsy shop for the duration of the sale.

3. Postage can be combined within the sale, but not with any January kit pre-orders or subscriptions.

4. Invoices are sent by paypal and payment is accepted by paypal or by direct deposit for Australian customers (bank details are provided in the paypal invoice). Orders not paid for within 3 days will be cancelled and returned to stock.

5. The sale begins now (the 26th December) and will last until 9pm Australian Eastern Standard time, 4th January 2009.

ALL KITS $10 (Australian) plus postage.

SALE NOW OVER. All remaining previous kits will be uploaded to Q Tea's etsy shop.

Folklore Forest - SOLD OUT

Long grass, dappled sunlight, birdsong and cute woodland creatures... escape to the forest with Q Tea's nature-themed January kit (click on picture to enlarge). In addition, as part of our end-of-year sale week, all current (January) subscribers and regulars will receive a bonus sample kit with their Folklore Forest.

Kit Contents:

1 sheet Danyeela patterned paper
1 piece cotton fabric, approx. 7.5" x 10"
1 metre length white flat lace
12" orange flower braid
12" red flower braid
1 small vintage watch face (will vary, average 1cm)
1 vintage bronze flower charm
2 vintage bronze heart leaf charms
1 piece cork, approx 5" x 4"
2 fuzzy owl stickers (random, will vary)
3 crochet flowers, 2 white and 1 aqua blue
2 sheets 'Poppies for Grace' notepaper
2 sheets 'Poppies for Grace' decorative writing paper (designs will vary)
3 'Poppies for Grace' stickers (designs will vary)
2 'Poppies for Grace' sticky notes
1 'Poppies for Grace' printed kraft envelope
1 Elle's Studio kraft chic 'Note' tag
1 Elle's Studio kraft chic 'Date' tag

Shipping date: 5th January 2009

To order, simply email me at or purchase a pre-order from our etsy shop.

For subscription options, click here.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Thursday, 11 December 2008

December Guest Designer

Our guest designer for December's kit 'Over the Rainbow' is the lovely Louise Nelson. Check out these gorgeous pages she created for us.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Over the Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

For some bright and dreamy inspiration, look no further than Q Tea's December kit. Full of rainbow love, primary colours and sweet details... available for pre-order now. And don't forget to check out our etsy sale on until the end of November - check it out here.

Kit contents:

1 piece gingham fabric, approx. 11" square
2 sheets of 'Story Children' Wizard of Oz themed notepaper
1 'Story Children' Wizard of Oz themed envelope
1 Poppies For Grace bookplate sticker (design will vary)
1 sheet 'I Would Really Like to' notepaper from Sarah Jane Studios
1 Shabby Chic Crafts rainbow journaling card
1 red 'love' Shabby Chic Crafts ticket
1 yellow 'courage' Shabby Chic Crafts ticket
1 blue 'wisdom' Shabby Chic Crafts ticket
1 movie quote block from Living Room Floor
1 set 2009 bright calendar tags from Elle's Studio (12 months, varied colours)
1 sheet vintage Wizard of Oz book paper
1 imported paper gift bag
1 metre flat red lace
1 metre thin yellow grosgrain ribbon
1/2 metre red sequin trim
15 x 3mm emerald green rhinestones
1 pewter rainbow cloud charm

Shipping date: 5th December 2008

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Kit Blowout Sale!!!

As seen on Scrapscene (Tuesday 18th November), Q Tea Kits are having a huge Kit Blowout Sale!

Every kit in stock discounted by at least 20% and up to 50%, including remaining November kits - that is the current kit!

Also in store especially for the sale are 6 (very) Limited Edition 'Custom Blend' kits with a range of random creative goodness inside. Here is number four, check out the rest only at our etsy shop.


Thursday, 13 November 2008

Friday, 24 October 2008

Never Say Neverland

Kit Contents:

1 playing card - Tinkerbell or Peter Pan theme - will vary
1 piece vintage woodgrain wallpaper, approx. 11"x7.5"
1 sheet Danyeela patterned paper
1 sheet Peter Pan Golden Book paper
1 sheet vintage Peter Pan novel book paper
1 Poppies For Grace pirate ship lolly bag
1 piece Peter Pan canvas fabric, approx. 5"x7"
1 metre light blue lace
18" vintage red paper lace
24" aqua guipure lace
12" green garland
9" blue leather lace
1 May Third clock journaling tag
2 small goose feathers
1 shamrock cupcake pick
1 sheet Nut and Bee bear washday notepaper

Shipping date: 6th November 2008

To subscribe, check out the subscription options here

To purchase individual kits, take a look at our etsy shop here

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Etsy Prices

Due to the increase in postage costs and dramatic change in the AU/US dollar exchange rates, I have REDUCED all the prices in Q Tea's etsy shop.

Now US$13.50 plus shipping, check them out here.

Keep an eye out - the November kit will be revealed in full on the morning of the 25th (Australian time) - just 2 days away!

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Bollywood Gallery

Julie Kirk and Nathalie Kalbach's gorgeous work with the Spring add-on kit Bhangra Bollywood is now up in the Q Tea Kits Gallery - check it out for some colourful inspiration!

Monday, 6 October 2008

October sponsor for...

The Art is Found challenge blog - one of my faves. For your chance to win a 'Domo Arigato Mr Roboto' kit, keep an eye on TAIF for the new challenge which will be uploaded later this week :)

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Etsy Shop and Gallery Update

The Spring Add-On 'Bhangra Bollywood' kits have now been added to our etsy shop - click here to check it out. If you are entitled to a discount as a result of your guest designer application and would like to purchase, please email to order directly. Thanks :)

Steph Peachey, our October kit guest designer, has uploaded her creations to the Q Tea Kits Gallery - this super cute matchbook album is just one of her fab projects.

Don't forget, the Creative Team, guest designers and Q Tea customer creations are all in the flickr group Q Tea Kits Gallery. Visit the gallery for some fun inspiration, and feel free to add your own Q Tea projects and layouts!

Friday, 26 September 2008

Bhangra Bollywood

I am thrilled to announce Natalie Kalbach and Julie Kirk as guest designers for the Spring add-on kit Bhangra Bollywood!

To thank you all for the wonderful expressions of interest in guest designing for Q Tea, all who submitted will receive 10% off the kit price for Bhangra Bollywood if you choose to order it.

Bhangra Bollywood is all about colour, in the rich, shimmery way that makes India so fascinating.
Kit Contents:

1 piece Sari fabric, approx 11"x11"
1 sheet electric blue ledger paper
1 brightly coloured paper doily (random colour)
1 rubber henna stencil (designs will vary)
1 Digital Paperie swirly bird sticker
1 May Third modern foliage paper tag
2 vintage music paper tabs
1 vintage cigarette card
1 metre shimmery recycled silks from Desert Blooming
9" copper sari trim
8" green pom pom trim
1/2 metre pink braid trim with mirrors
12" ruby guipure lace
3 metallic twist ties
2 small mirror embellishments
Selection of bindis - at least 5, varying designs
3 silver belly dance decorative coins (not pictured)

Shipping Date: 10th October

Price: $20 plus shipping

Please note: Add-on kits are of a limited quantity and sold on a first come, first served basis. They are not included in any subscriptions.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Domo Arigato Mr Roboto

Kit Contents:

1 sheet Danyeela patterned paper
1 piece Heather Bailey 'Bijoux' fabric, approx 7" x 10"
1 page of a vintage robot-themed comic book
1 page of a japanese-english dictionary
1 page of a vintage times tables workbook
1 Kitty Robot sculpey robot
1 Elle's Studio black and white number tab
1 Shabby Chic Crafts robot tag
2 Elle's Studio bright date and place tags - random colours
1 plastic robot charm - random colours
1 patterned clear plastic gift bag
25" stitched lime grosgrain ribbon
1/2 metre silver ric-rac
1 Cameras tag by LivingRoomFloor
3 Bento Box grass dividers

Shipping date: 3rd October 2008

Spring Guest Designer

If you're interested in being a guest designer for the Spring add-on kit 'Bhangra Bollywood', please email me at with a link to your gallery or blog.

This is a bit of a last minute call, so the deadline for expressions of interest is 7am Saturday the 27th September, Australian Eastern Standard Time. Thanks!

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

New Postage and Subscription Rates

Once again, Australia Post have increased their postage rates, which affects Q Tea's shipping rates, increasing each rate by 10c. Any invoicing from the 17th September will reflect the new shipping rates. Pre-paid subscriptions will not be affected.

New Shipping Rates:

Australia: AU$1.10 per kit
Asia/Pacific: AU$2.80 per kit
Other International: AU$4.10 per kit

Subscriptions (with new shipping rates)

If you are completely in love with the idea of unconventional scrapping goodies, and want an ongoing subscription to Q Tea, here's what you need to know:
  • 3 month subscription paid monthly: 2.5% discount = $19.50 + total postage:
    • = $20.80 within Australia
    • = $22.50 to Asia/Pacific
    • = $23.80 all other international
  • 3 month subscription paid in advance: 5% discount = $57 + total postage:
    • = $60.30 within Australia
    • = $65.40 to Asia/Pacific
    • = $69.30 all other international
  • 6 month subscription paid monthly: 5% discount = $19 per month + postage:
    • = $20.60 within Australia
    • = $22.30 to Asia/Pacific
    • = $23.60 all other international
  • 6 month subscription paid in advance: 10% discount = $108 + total postage:
    • = $114.60 within Australia
    • = $124.80 to Asia/Pacific
    • = $132.60 all other international
If you would like to get the kits regularly, but not commit to a subscription, simply email me to let me know and I will reserve a kit for you and invoice you each month unless I hear differently!

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Monday, 1 September 2008

Q Tea on Etsy

Check it out here!

Q Tea are now on etsy - remaining kits from previous months will be added here, and every now and then I will be making very limited and one-off kits to sell in the etsy shop, perhaps even a supplies sale... watch this space :)

Monday, 25 August 2008

Purple Onion Designs and Gallery

Heads up to customers who purchased either the Summer add-on kit 'QT Phone Gnome' or the Winter add-on 'Moulin Rouge' - both these kits included small unmounted rubber stamps from Purple Onion Designs, who are currently searching for a creative design team. So if you enjoyed using the stamps from the kits, why not give it a go :)

I have had an early play with September's kit, this layout features the Danyeela patterned paper, the lace and the fabric.

Don't forget, projects created with Q Tea Kit contents (all months) can be found in the flickr group Q Tea Kits Gallery - anyone can contribute, we'd love to see your work!

Friday, 22 August 2008

Once Upon A Time

It's no surprise that I love a bit of whimsy, so this month's fairytale theme is right up my creative alley - unicorns, toadstools, poison apples and possibly a dwarf or seven...

This month I am also very excited to introduce Danyeela patterned paper to Q Tea Kits. Made in Germany, these gorgeous papers are designed by Daniela Schulz and there will be a different design in each of the next four monthly kits.

1 8.5"x11" sheet Danyeela patterned paper
1 sheet fairy tale book paper
1 8"x10" piece 'Snow White' japanese fabric
1 5"x5" piece Holly Hobbie vintage wallpaper (not pictured)
2 sheets Storybook notepaper - designs will vary
1 Storybook envelope - design will vary
1 'Spring Cloud' bookplate from Oiseaux
1 Unicorn journaling spot from Shabby Chic Crafts
1 Toadstool tag from Shabby Chic Crafts
12" length pink pom pom trim
1 metre white cluny lace with peach ribbon
3 label stickers from Cath Kidston designs - will vary
2 vintage fairy tale gummed stickers - random selection, will vary
2 satin ribbon roses - colours will vary
1 acrylic apple embellishment - random colour, either red or pink
1 tiny poison apple silver charm
1 toadstool cupcake pick
2 clothing size tags - random selection, numbers will vary

Shipping Date: 4th September 2008

Friday, 8 August 2008

August Gallery

Due to updated order details, there are now a few kits left of August's 'Oh the Places You'll Go' - first in first served :)

Here are some highlights from the gallery - check these and more projects out at our flickr group.

Merdrey -
Our guest designer, Lee Longmire -
Me! For once I've had a chance to play with the kit, and loved it :) Here is one of my layouts -

Friday, 25 July 2008

August Kit Update

The shipping date for August's kit is being brought forward to Monday the 4th August. Payment is due by the 3rd.

Kerry and Kris, please send me your postal addresses :)

Monday, 21 July 2008

Oh the Places You'll - SOLD OUT

Dr Seuss-isms, bicycle travel and the sky's the limit - or Jack thinks so, as he climbs his beanstalk!

This kit was sold out on the sneak peek, but I am making a waiting list, so feel free to email me if you'd like to be added. Click on image to enlarge.


1 x 7"x10" piece Jack and the Beanstalk canvas fabric
1 x sheet vintage atlas (will vary)
1 x sheet vintage Dr Seuss Readers book paper (will vary)
1 x monopoly card - chance or community chest (will vary)
2 x monopoly money notes (will vary)
1/2 yard dark blue lattice trim
1/2 metre green grosgrain ribbon
1 x plastic bird peg from The Laundry
2 x vintage-style airmail stickers from One Good Bumblebee
2 x mathematical flash cards - one orange, one blue
1 x 'pow' tag from Shabby Chic Crafts
1 x 'Go' noteblock from Living Room Floor
1 x 2.5" airplane tag from Every Jot and Tittle
1 x 1.5" bicycle tag from Every Jot and Tittle
1 x 1.5" train tag from Every Jot and Tittle
1 x sheet 'Vroom' notepaper from ChickenGirl

Shipping Date: 7th August 2008

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Moulin Rouge

Bohemians, Poets, Courtesans and Artists... the richly textured, gilt-edged musical world of Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge (set in the Moulin Rouge near Montmartre, Paris, in 1899) is the inspiration for our Winter kit. A little bit French, a little bit burlesque, a touch of romance and - of course - it's all about the music.

Kit Contents:

1 sheet vintage sheet music
1 sheet vintage book paper - music theme
1 piece flocked vintage wallpaper
1 sheet Mozi mousepad notepaper
1 piece red fishnet fabric, approx 8"x10"
1 full-colour sheet Toulouse-Lautrec book paper - will vary
1 Marie Antoinette 'Bonjour' note card by Mulberry Muse
1 Purple Onion Designs mini music unmounted rubber stamp set
2 vintage cigarette cards - film star themes - will vary
2 vintage pharmacy labels - will vary
1 metre red heart trim
12" oriental satin corset trim
1 metre pearl trim
2 aqua blue sequin flowers
1 owl button - this will be either turquoise or white
1 red heart cupcake pick

Price: AU$20 plus shipping (see sidebar, right)

Shipping Date: 18th July 2008

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Ooh, an interview...

One of Q Tea's regular customers, Marie Hoimark from Denmark, interviewed me for an online scrapbooking magazine - check it out here... of course, it's in Danish so I've also pasted my answers in English below :)

1. Why did you start Qtea kits ?

I actually started Q Tea for Australian scrapbookers, it seemed that the most fun kits with interesting bits and pieces (Zing Boom, Red Velvet etc) were usually from the United States, and adding the cost of shipping meant few Australians could afford it. This was almost a year ago now. So I wanted to provide kits of all the interesting bits and pieces, without including the standard scrapbooking papers and so on, as there are plenty of kit clubs here that provide that sort of thing already. I also wanted to make it cheap to post, which meant the stuff I include has to be small - no 12"x12" papers allowed!

It seems funny to me now that I started it to cater to Australians, as almost half the monthly kits are sent overseas, but it actually makes sense as the smaller size means shipping anywhere in the world is quite affordable.

2. Whats your main idea with monthly kit ?

Honestly, it just seemed logical to go monthly. It is often enough that you get new things to play with on a regular basis, but without it costing too much. Every season - four times a year - I also release an add-on kit, in smaller quantities. And I have a lot of fun coming up with themes for each kit.

3. What is your goal for Qtea ? What do you want to do with it in the future ?

Actually, Q Tea has already surpassed my original intentions. I now make 60 kits a month, which usually sell out, as well as the quarterly add-on kits. Initially I had only planned on make 25 or 30 a month, but popularity grew really quickly. Because of the nature of the items, it is difficult to increase the quantity by much more than I already have, so I guess my future plans are just to keep making fun kits and seeing how it goes.

4. Where do you get all the bits and pieces?

All over the place! I get things through etsy, ebay and other online stores, I occasionally have things custom made and I also search through all sorts of local shops, markets, op-shops, newsagents - I always have an eye out for something interesting to use in a kit. Having themes helps, as I get ideas of the sort of items I want and then I just go looking for them.

5. Do you scrap ?

Yes, absolutely! I am a kind of 'arty' scrapper and I do regular work for an Australian scrapbooking magazine, as well as a lot just for fun. Though I don't get to play with kit items as often as I'd like, my 4-year-old daughter adores scrapbooking and often grabs kit leftovers for herself - if I let her :)

6. What inspires you ?

For the kits? Children's toys, books, films, fashion, op-shops, handmade things, the garden, pop culture, music, fabric stores. For my personal scrapbooking, a lot of the same things actually! Art, books, fashion, music, words and quotes. Normal everyday things, and also vintage styles and items. Fellow artists and scrapbookers - and their work - and photography. Home decorating magazines are also a top source of inspiration for both the kits and personally.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Winter Add-on Sneak Peek

Remember, subscribers don't automatically receive the add-ons - if you want one, you'll have to email me to order it! Full kit reveal as soon as the last pieces arrive :)

As usual, click on the image to get a clearer, slightly larger picture.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Q Tea Sponsors

In June we sponsored Category Stories - providing the DT there with QT Phone Gnome kits to create with, and a Cookin' Mama kit for the winner - and also Scrap the Girls with a Cookin' Mama kit.

This month I am super excited to be sponsoring Got Mojo? as this challenge has the fabulous Elsie Flannigan as guest designer. I put together a one-off Elsie inspired kit as the challenge prize, check it out at Got Mojo?!

Mid-July we will also be sponsoring NZ Dares for their 50th dare and 2nd anniversary. That dare will also have a one-off kit I created for the prize, so check it out. I have been invited to guest design for the dare, and I had a lot fun with it, I'm sure you all will too!

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Cookin' Mama - SOLD OUT

This month we're going retro, with a 50's kitchen theme full of cute vintage and baking fun - complete with polka dot curtains and black and white kitchen tiles. Let's get cookin', mama!Contents:

1 10" square piece polka dot cotton fabric
1 20cm x 22cm piece black and white contact paper
2 vintage recipe cards (will vary)
1 vintage music book cover, songs from the 30s - 50s (will vary)
1 metre tiny twine in red and white
12" apple print grosgrain
3 bakery stickers (designs will vary)
3 vintage soda labels (designs will vary)
1 Elle's Studio Recipe Card
1 Every Jot and Tittle 'Enjoy' Tag
1 Every Jot and Tittle Trendy Girl Tag
1 Sugar & Meringue Retro Recipe Card (designs will vary)
1 Shabby Chic Crafts Cupcake journaling spot
1 LivingRoomFloor Movie Quote Noteblock
1 cupcake themed patty pan
1 sheet bow notepaper
1 sheet cupcake notepaper

Shipping date: Friday 4th July 2008

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Frankly My Deer - SOLD OUT

Forest fun and deer cuteness collide in June's nature-loving Q Tea kit. There are literally a few kits left (I increased the available quantity by 10 kits, but I guess it's hard to resist these little fawns!) so get in v. quick. Once sold out I will begin a waiting list.

Kit Contents:

1 x One Good Bumblebee 'Be a Dear' bookplate
4 x random stickers from Sukie Box of Labels
1 x Shabby Chic Crafts fawn tag
1 x page vintage 'Bambi' picture book
1 x green paper clip
1 x guipure lace butterfly
1 x piece forest patch fabric, approximately 8" x 9"
1/2 metre burgundy lace
1 yard aqua crochet trim
1 x fawn pin / badge
1 x fawn sticker
8 x vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, heart and flower shapes
4 x polymer clay round beads
1 x patterned paper napkin

Shipping date: 6th June 2008

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

June Sneak Peek

Email me to pre-order. Full kit reveal in a week or so.

Court Jester - Mini Album

I put together this funky boyish castle mini album from the Court Jester kit - too easy :)

Friday, 25 April 2008

The Court Jester

A richly coloured collection of royal jokes for the month of May...


Approx 7"x11" piece harlequin fabric
1 metre red velvet (plastic backed) ribbon
1 metre purple satin ribbon
2 sheets vintage comic books
1 Compendium Inc. 'Lunch Mail' card
1 Every Jot and Tittle 'Laugh' tag
2 telephone message notes
1 joker playing card (random style)
1 piece copper foil
2 felt circles - teal and purple
6" blue and white pom pom trim
1 XL paperclip
1 clown charm
2 tiny silver bells
5 tiny pom poms
12" crown paper cut-out (designs vary)
1 castle paper cut-out
1 random clothing label
2 'If the Crown Fits' stamp embellishments

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Autumn Add-on: Baboushka Baby - SOLD OUT

This cute add-on kit is a limited edition (24) kit, and not included in any subscriptions.

Full of sweetly illustrated baboushka dolls, warm Russian-style colours and a full deck of alphabet cards, Baboushka Baby is a fun collection to help you create away during these Autumn days! Shipping from the 21st April.


1 piece, approx 8"x12", patterned silk
1 sheet Mozi mousepad notepaper
2 sheets Baboushka letter set writing paper (colour/design may vary from pictured)
1 Baboushka letter set envelope (colour/design may vary from pictured)
4 sheets Sweet Street Baboushka memo pad
2 squares batik paper
1 Matryoshka Ex-Libris bookplate
1 vintage blue willow paper coasters (not 2 as pictured)
2 smiggle label stickers
8 tiny Baboushka doll stickers
2 Elle's Studio Lollipop Candy Shop Labels
1 metre embroidery thread
10" hot pink leather lace
1 set alphabet cards
2 tiny pearl buckles

$20 (AU dollars) plus shipping ($1 local, $2.70 Asia/Pacific, $4 other international). Orders taken now!

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Absolutely Fabulous - SOLD OUT

I'm thinking of a glam kind of girl, totally fabulous darling, in her little black dress, jewels and glittered tassel trim clutch. She reads Vanity Fair, can't resist shoe-shopping (yes I know a few like that!) and sips a cocktail or two with perfect class. Then she goes home to snuggle up in men's houndstooth flannel pyjamas! The name for this kit comes from the doorknocker notepaper - fabulous things I have to do. Shipping date: 4th April 2008.

This kit has sold out and I have a waiting list. I am doing my best to increase quantities for next month.

Approx 8"x10" houndstooth flannel
1 vintage (70s) tearsheet from 'Vanity Fair' magazine
Approx 11" magenta punchinella
1 piece vintage (70s/80s) dress pattern
1 piece 'Home Sweet Home' Tres Chic Doorhanger Notepaper
6" piece fur tape - (either blue, cerise or pale pink)
10" teal tassel trim
10" aqua glitter trim
1 metre hot pink mesh trim
1 feather (either teal, black or pink)
1 cocktail card (the one pictured is an example - each card is different)
1 pacokeco little black dress tag
1 May Third houndstooth tag
1 May Third glamorous label
1 floppy teal satin bow
3 plastic jewels (colour and shape will vary randomly)

Monday, 24 March 2008

April Sneak - April SOLD OUT

Absolutely Fabulous - a little bit shiny, a little bit glam... full kit reveal on Friday.

After increasing subscribers, there are just 3 kits left for this month. First in first served, email me quickly to reserve yours! I will also begin a waiting list.

On that note, if there is anyone who subs or who is regular and thinks they might skip this month, please let me know as soon as possible.

*edited to add: the kit allocation is now full, and I've started a waiting list.

Friday, 21 March 2008

Subscription Update *edited*

Due to limited kit numbers, no new subscriptions will be taken to begin with the April kit. New subscribers may sign up to begin with the May kit.

There will be a very small number of April kits available for 'first in first served' purchase as soon as the sneak peek goes up in a couple of days.

Any questions, please email me :)

*edited to add: The sneak peek will be posted at midday, Tuesday the 25th March, Australian Eastern Standard time.

Thursday, 13 March 2008

My new unofficial mascot

How cool is this tshirt? A totally random find.

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

New Postage and Subscription Rates

Well, I had a little surprise in the post office the other day to find that Australia Post have increased their international letter rate, which affects Q Tea's international shipping rates. Any invoicing from the 5th March will reflect the new shipping rates. Pre-paid subscriptions will not be affected.

On the other hand, I've found that Singapore and the Philipines, and other Asian countries, are included in the Asia/Pacific rate group, along with New Zealand.

New Shipping Rates:

Australia: AU$1.00 per kit
Asia/Pacific: AU$2.70 per kit
Other International: AU$4.00 per kit

Subscriptions (with new shipping rates)

If you are completely in love with the idea of unconventional scrapping goodies, and want an ongoing subscription to Q Tea, here's what you need to know:
  • 3 month subscription paid monthly: 2.5% discount = $19.50 + total postage:
    • = $20.50 within Australia
    • = $22.20 to Asia/Pacific
    • = $23.50 all other international
  • 3 month subscription paid in advance: 5% discount = $57 + total postage:
    • = $60.00 within Australia
    • = $65.10 to New Zealand
    • = $69.00 all other international
  • 6 month subscription paid monthly: 5% discount = $19 per month + postage:
    • = $20.00 within Australia
    • = $21.70 to New Zealand
    • = $23.00 all other international
  • 6 month subscription paid in advance: 10% discount = $108 + total postage:
    • = $114.00 within Australia
    • = $124.20 to New Zealand
    • = $132.00 all other international
If you would like to get the kits regularly, but not commit to a subscription, simply email me to let me know and I will reserve a kit for you and invoice you each month unless I hear differently!

Friday, 29 February 2008

Wood If I Could - SOLD OUT

This month's kit is au natural in theme, and a bargain to boot! Chock full of forest, leaves and wood-themed goodies to inject that certain je ne sais quoi into your projects - enjoy :)

Demand for 'Wood If I Could' has been high, even just based on the sneak peek, and there are just 3 kits still available as I post this today. - Edited to add: This kit is now sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list in case of cancellation, please email me. QT Phone Gnome (the Summer add-on), If It Ain't Baroque and Real Men Drink Tea are the older kits that still have a few available.


1 approx. 8"x11" piece fabric
1/2 metre blue lace
1/2 metre rust-coloured stretch lace
1 paper napkin
3 Elle's Studio woodgrain labels
2 vintage 'U and I' soda labels
2 pieces woodgrain contact paper, each approx 9cm x 10cm
2 vintage wallpaper tabs
1 length floral stem
2 crochet circles
6 forest stickers
1 Crafty Matters word tile 'grow'
3 random Lotta Jansdotter post it notes (will vary slightly)
1 sheet Mozi mouse pad notepaper
1 Mozi preserve label
1 Mozi borrowing check
1 sheet One Good Bumblebee trees note paper
1 sheet BoyGirlParty polka dot letter pad

Sunday, 24 February 2008

March Kit Sneak Peek

Here is the sneak peek for the March kit 'Wood If I Could'. Full kit details online by the end of the month. Orders being taken now :)

Invoices will be sent to subscribers and regulars within the week, and kits will ship on the 3rd March (from Adelaide!).

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

One World One Heart - Winner!

Yep, better late than never I know (at least the late comments got a chance!). I used a random number generator at to pick a comment number out of the 99 - WOW - comments!

Jenn you have won a 'QT Phone Gnome' kit! Please contact me with your addy, and once it arrives - enjoy creating!

Saturday, 9 February 2008

February Gallery

Here are a couple of highlights from the Q Tea Kits gallery - two new layouts made from the February kit already! I also have some fun pages by our guest designer Sonia Barnett to upload later today, and keep an eye on the gallery over the next few weeks as new creations will be added.

And here is a gorgeous page by Merdrey using elements of the October and December kits.

While both the January and February kits sold out, there are still very limited quantities of the October kit 'Real Men Drink Tea' and December's 'If It Ain't Baroque'. And of course, the recently released Summer add-on 'QT Phone Gnome' is still available too. If you'd like to place an order, simply email me :)

The Love Train global giveaway

So I read about this global blog giveaway on Breanne's blog, and it sounds like a great idea. I don't personally have anything appropriate to give away, so Q Tea will be giving away the following kit, plus a few extra bits and pieces which I haven't photographed - all great for scrapbookers, papercrafters, mixed media or just for fun :)

What you need to do is leave a comment on this post, and make sure there is some way for me to contact you if you win - an email address, postal address, link to your blog, or whatever. On the 14th Feb (probably more like the 15th since Australia is ahead of most other timezones) I will use a random number generator to pick a winner! Yay, what fun!

Monday, 28 January 2008

Chocolate Kisses - SOLD OUT

Warm and vibrant tones with funky heart-filled detail make this month's kit too gorgeous to resist! Also included are two crochet flowers - now pictured :)


Approx 10" square piece Dangerfield fabric
1 metre burgundy stretch lace
1/2 metre cluny lace
1 Every Jot and Tittle graph tag
1 PeachyPan sticker
2 Elle's Studio love coupons
1 Elle's Studio sarcastic to-do list
1 sheet M Patrizio chocolate bear notepaper
1 sheet love quote book paper (colourway and quotes will vary)
1 pink pipe cleaner
3 metre lengths of cord, 1 metre each in 3 colours
1 KittyRobot cupcake accent
1 chocolate brown crochet flower
1 jade green crochet flower
4 tiny plastic hearts
a small selection of random vintage buttons
1 burgundy swirl rose sequin applique

Friday, 25 January 2008

QT Phone Gnome

Yes, I confess, I have a strange sense of humour. When I was chatting about kit names with my hubby, I told him my ideas for this kit. Then we followed the 'gnome' play on words around, cracking ourselves up, and when I came up with this one I was just laughing and laughing. So I had to use it. Move aside, E.T. Q Tea is Phoning Gnome this Summer ;)


1 Purple Onions Designs Vintage Mini Mix unmounted rubber stamp set
1 Gnome Sweet Gnome playing card
1 sheet Mozi Mouse Pad Notepaper
1 polka dot paper napkin
1 airmail envelope
1 robotboy greeting tag
1 vintage German photograph
1 sheet BoyGirlParty recycled song memo pad
3 miniature children's playing cards (illustrated)
2 red framed label stickers
4 small blue framed label stickers
1/2 metre white crochet lace
1 metre aqua blue yarn
3 crochet trim mirrors
1 Kitty Robot mushroom sculpey accent
1 bee accent
4 blue plastic owl buttons
6 metallic twistie-ties

Price: $20, plus shipping. See 'Sneak Peeks' post below for combined postage rates. Single shipping rates are the same as for the monthly kits (see sidebar, right).

Check back on Tuesday for the full reveal of February's kit 'Chocolate Kisses'!

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Invoice Update

Hello all! If you are a Q Tea customer for February, you will have noticed that your received a Paypal invoice this evening (as opposed to the pdf invoices previously sent). You don't have to register with Paypal, and you can still pay by direct deposit if you are in Australia - the bank details will be included in the invoice notes.

If you have any questions, simply email me!

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Sneaky Peeks

Now available for pre-order, to be shipped from the 4th February.

Summer Add-On Kit "QT Phone Gnome" $20
February Kit "Chocolate Kisses" $20

Shipping is standard for each kit on its own (see rates in sidebar, right), but if you would like to get both, combined shipping is possible for these particular kits. The rates to ship both kits together are:

Within Australia: $1.50
To New Zealand: $3.85
Other International: $5.80

Subscribers, please note: the add-0n kit is not included in any subscriptions, so if you want it you will need to order it! The full kits and list of contents will be revealed by next Monday.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

2008 Creative Team + Guests

Introducing the inaugural Q Tea Creative Team + 2008 Guests!

Meet the team:

Sylvia King

"Hi, my name is Sylvia and I live in Hamburg, Germany with my husband Jeff. I started scrapbooking in 2005, although I have been creative with paper and
photos and fabrics for a long time already. My work has been published in
the German scrapbooking mag Scrap-Art-Zine and I am a creative team member of Just 1 Word, a German inspiration blog. When I don't scrap, I sleep,
cook, play the cello or play soccer on the playstation with my hubby :-P . I
also love to play with paints and mixed media and get the kitchen really
really messy with my art supplies. I'm happy to be part of the creative team
for Q Tea, as I find the kit contents so inspiring I forget everything"
around me once the parcel arrived in my mailbox..."

Sylvia's blog:

Merdrey Chew

"Hello from sunny Singapore! My name is Merdrey and I love anything artsy! Before ‘scrapbooking’ has any real meaning to me other than sticking stuff in jotter books, I was a stick-my-photos-in-non-acid-free-albums-with-tons-of-memorabilia scrapper. Photography was also on my list of likes and I was always going around saying ‘Take photo Take photo!’ Sometime late 2006, I discovered a treasure cove full of scrapbooking materials and I was hooked! What better way to preserve both my photos and the memories at the same time!! I did my first layout in Feb’07 and I just kept going. I am quite a dreamer and I love to think about new ideas, techniques and materials to incorporate into my layouts. My dream is to be able to think out of the box each time I scrap and be able to scrap with any supplies and photos I have! Scrapbooking provides the creativity and element of surprise I need in my life as no two layouts will be the same. So, follow your heart, grab your supplies and scrap!"

Merdrey's blog:

Lianne Gray

"Hi, I'm Lianne. I live in Port Waikato, Auckland, NZ. I have been scrapbooking for 6 years and have always been more interested in the arty side of scrapbooking and recently the use of non-traditional scrapbooking supplies on my pages, the things that add that extra special touch and make it more fun. That’s how I came across Qtea kits."

Lianne's blog:

Check out our Guests (one might be you!):

Summer Add-On: Marie Ramirez

February: Sonia Barnett

March: Sharmaine Krujiver

April: Sian Young

Autumn Add-On: Marie Hoimark

May: Natasha Dennis

June: Michelle MacDonald

July: Jodie Z

August: Lee Longmire

September: Anissa Helie

October: Steph Peachey

November: Marnie Telford

December: Louise Nelson

Congratulations everyone, I can't wait to see all of your fabulous work with the kits!

**Note: No designers have been assigned for a Winter or Spring add-on at this point, as it will depend on how Summer and Autumn's add-ons go. If those add-ons do go ahead, guest designers will be selected from contributors to the Q Tea Kits Gallery group on flickr.**