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.**

Q Tea Gallery

To make it easier for you fabulous creative people to share your work using Q Tea kits, I have updated the way the gallery works. Rather than just a flickr account, Q Tea now has a Gallery Group. This means anyone can join the group, and simply send images from their own flickr account to the Q Tea Kits Gallery group, without having to email me at all.

If you don't have a flickr account and would still like to share your creations, you can still email me to have it added to Q Tea's account, or join flickr - it's free for a basic membership! I have already added all of the Q Tea gallery to the new group account - you can check it out, and join the group, here:

I'll update the sidebar shortly to reflect the group link. Would love you all to join!

Any questions, simply email me at

Sunday, 13 January 2008

January Update and First Team Member

Most of you will have received your January kit by now - notice the soft photo album included in the kit? Scrapscene had a post recently which will give you an idea of what you could do with it...

Check it out here

Introducing Sylvia

Sylvia King, from Hamburg, Germany, is Q Tea's first Creative Team Member. Sylvia was invited to join the team before the Creative Team Call went out, as she is already a contributing designer to Q Tea. We have Sylvia to thank for the gorgeous sequin crowns and German book paper that featured in December's kit!

A bio of Sylvia will be added when the rest of the team is chosen and announced, but in the meantime, why not visit her blog for a lot of creative eye candy - here.

Creative Team Call Update

There are a lot of amazing entries sitting in my inbox for Q Tea's creative team call! I will announce the new Q Tea Creative Team on Friday, including guest designer spots. Watch this space :)