Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year!

I am {already} failing miserably in my NYE resolution to have everything done on time.....
..............we are at my parents farm, swimming, soaking up the sun, swatting flies and eating ice-cream. I'll be back on Sunday and I will load the full kit up the meantime I have asked our new Creative Team to pop into the blog, say "hi" and introduce themselves, hopefully you will have something more interesting to read soon, see you in a couple of days!
{image courtesy of, if you know the original source please let me know!}

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Sneak Peek

Full reveal - New Years Eve!!!!

Shipping - Monday 4th January

Thursday, 17 December 2009


Please join me in welcoming our new Creative Team for 2010 {Jan to June}

It would appear I have a crush on Tasmanians! :)

It was a seriously difficult task selecting a creative team, I had sooooo many wonderful applicants, a week or so of procrastination didn't really help. In the end I decided to go with FOUR creative members and not have a monthly guest designer!

Whilst I'm here my profound thanks goes to Bec, Brita and Sharmaine {who loved it enough to put her hand up again} for being an amazing part of the QTea family this year, they are sweet, super-talented and they also managed to create under tight deadlines.............especially Brita who always got her kit a week or so after the Aussie girls!

Thanks girls and welcome to my new team - I'm excited!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Magical Maharajah

Sumptuous exotic colours, gorgeous textures and some vintage touches!
December is all about magical, mystical and sparkly delights!

Vintage Wallpaper (8 1/2 x 11 inch approx)
Vintage Mini Sword
Peacock Feather
Vintage Dye Label Large
Vintage Dye Label Small
2 x Round Paper Clip
Conversation Starter Card*
Mini Strip Mirrors
Teal Mesh Fabric (8 1/2 x 11 inch approx)
6 x Oriental Coins
2 x Funky Gocco Printed Journaling Spots
20 inches Pink Paisley Trim
Teal Embroidery Floss
Buddha Napkin
10 inches Gold Braid Trim
4 x Sparkling Gemstones
Vintage Bookpaper - Chess Master*

*Book papers, cards, and dye labels will all vary in colour and/or design!

Kits will ship this weekend!
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Gorgeous Gifts

It's almost that time of year and QTea have some FUN and CUTE ways to spread the LOVE around this Christmas!
Our mini-embellishments kits are simply ADORABLE and are keenly priced - need a Kris Kringle gift for a Scrapbooking loving friend? What about a stocking filler?
These kits will arrive at your door with a cute little gift bag, ready for you to pop under your tree........
Seriously CUTE!

Each Kit Contains

1 Piece Joan Ajala Marbled Paper
2 Vintage Butterfly Tea Cards
1 Charm
1 Buckle
2 Vintage Admit One Tickets
1 Vintage Game Card
2 Vintage Wooden Bingo Numbers
2 Vintage Game Tiles
1 Scrabble Letter
4 Vintage Cinema Tickets
1 length (10inches approx) red ribbon

All ready to go with a gift bag and sticker.......

ONLY $8.00 and $0.50c for postage in Australia or $1.65 international.

E-mail to order, these are ready to ship NOW!
Cuteness abounds and for under $10 too!
My Christmas Gift to you!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Sneak Peek

Full kit reveal - Sunday 29th November; with shipping on Friday 4th December.
E-mail to pre-order!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

An apology, an opportunity and a confession.....

This blog has been a bit neglected over the past week or so, in fact my poor little QTea business has been sorely neglected over the past two weeks.
I was quite hesitant to post personal stuff on what is essentially a business blog, but I think it is the best interests of my customers to let them know why I have been slow to respond to mail and why kits haven't been received yet!
Nothing too dramatic, but enough chaos in my life to see {most} QTea work grind to a fabulous halt.........
......November kits where sent out yesterday, I have VERY tight turnaround with suppliers and sometimes this pays off and sometimes it does not - this month, first time ever some products didn't arrive when I expected them to.......
add to that.......
........this household has been hit with.............2 bouts of gastro, 2 head colds {which results in late night coughing fits for one baby girl}, one case of tonsillitis...
...........I am the event secretary and officials coordinator for this event! {strange hobby for a scrapbooker I know, I am a complicated woman}......

SO - November has been my fall-in-a-heap, losing my mind, being late for EVERYTHING and always apologizing month..............

It's CRaZy!

the apology : your kits are LATE, so very LATE and I am so very sorry.............I hate being late, it keeps me awake at night and gives me that anxious butterfly feeling in my stomach.....

the opportunity : see here - new year, new creative team opportunity - perhaps you could whip up your application whilst you hound the postman for your November kit!

the confession : I am NOT superwoman or supermum - very hard for this {: prides herself on being organised, type A personality, get things done kinda woman :} to admit - I am a Mum first and this week ALL of my babies have been sick with some kind of illness..........

Thanks for listening - keep your peepers open for the postman and look out NEXT week for the Sneak for December's kit - I've got to dash, I've got a car rally to organise!

Creative Team Call Out - 2010

It’s that time of year again; it is time to bid a fond farewell to our current creative team – Sharmaine, Bec and Brita.
And it is time to welcome some new creative blood into the QTea family,
I am on the look out for Creative Team Members for January 2010 to June 2010.

How do you can apply:

Expressions of interest are sought for the Q Tea creative; there are three vacant positions and the role will be from January 2010 to June 2010.
What’s the deal?In exchange for one monthly kit, team members will create:

* Two items for the Q Tea gallery. Ideally a mix of both off-the-page and layouts, but with the balance leaning toward more layouts. Each project would need to use at least 2 items from the kit, with the rest of the projects using your own stash. You are also welcome to use the projects you create for Q Tea to enter other challenges or to combine with other design team commitments.
* Provide an ORIGINAL sketch each month for exclusive use by Q Tea.
* During the 6months provide ONE step-by-step instructional on how you completed a project, layout or card using Q Tea products.
* I would also like you to be an ambassador for Q Tea by posting about your work on your blog and/or other forum’s (where permitted).

Creative Team Members may also be given any add-on kits or mini project kits Q Tea releases! {depending on number of editions released}

How to apply?

To express interest in being part of Q Tea's creative team, please email, with Creative Team Application in the subject box and answer the following questions:

1. A little bit about yourself, how long you have been scrapping and your creative influences?
2. Five FUN and totally random facts about yourself?
3. Your favourite Q Tea kit of all time?
4. Your favourite/most inspirational NON-scrapping artist?

You will also need to provide:
* Links to any online galleries or blogs, and an example of both a layout and an off-the-page (canvas, mini-album, altered item, etc) project. Ideally the examples would show how you like to use non-traditional products, such as those in the Q Tea kits. Please keep the file sizes small for ease of viewing.
* A recent photo of you!
* A recent photo of your creative space (and yes MESS is allowed)
* A link to your blog! (if you have one)

Applications close – Saturday 29th November 09.

Successful applicants will be notified by Saturday 6th December 09.

Current Creative Team members and former Guest Creative Team members are more than welcome to apply.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Sing a Happy Song

Tra la, la, la, la, la
Sing a happy song
Tra la, la, la, la,
Smurf your whole day long

The forest creatures are happy, the small blue people are back in town and November has never looked cuter!

8 inches x 11inces (approx) Vintage Smurf Fabric
Smurf Card*
Big Playing Card*
A4 Spot/Stripe Paper Double-sided paper
Blue Sculpey Mushroom
Red Sculpey Mushroom
Cloud Paper Clip
10 x Cloud Stickers
Vintage Owl Charm
30 cm Yellow Velvet Ribbon
Vintage Book Paper Fairy Tales*
Vintage Illustration*
50 cm Brown Velvet Ribbon
12 inches of daisy ribbon
Bakers dozen sweet vintage button mix
2 eeeveea spotty journalling spot*
2 eeeveea rounds & oval journalling spots*

*Book papers, cards, illustration and journaling spots will all vary in colour and/or design!

Kits will ship on Monday 2nd November – e-mail to order!

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Sneak Peek

November already?
E-mail to pre-order, full reveal on 26th October, kit will ship on 2nd November!

Monday, 12 October 2009

Did someone say more?

More inpsiration?
More gorgeous work?
More, more, more, more QTea goodness - well OK then, twist my arm!

These LO's are from the gorgeous Bec using her Highland Fling kit and in case you haven't hadn't enough of your daily dose of QTea inspiration today - check out over here - QTea is the sponsor this month for Category Stories, so head on over and have a look at the challenges, they are sure to inpsire!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Anyone for a fling?

A Highland Fling?
Some gorgeous work from Sharmaine, she has blogged about her creative process over here!

Coffee Cosy - so cute and proving that QTea kits are SUPER me a few ideas of my own!

Thanks Sharmaine gorgeous work as usual!

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Can somebody spell C-U-T-E?

Our gorgeous, talented creative team ALWAYS come up with the goods, I am not so good at posting them on the blog {apologies girls}, so here are some SERIOUSLY cute LO's from Bec, using September's kit - Tutti Frutti!

Told ya they were cute!!! Only TWO Tutti Frutti kits left, if you want one e-mail me FAST!
Back tomorrow with some more GORGEOUS work - no really, I will this time!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

We have a WINNER!!!

Oh my goodness - after FOUR months and FIVE kits and numerous letters popped into kits - we finally have a winner!

Congratulations to Miriam!

You have won a six month subscription to QTea kits + postage!!!!

Thursday, 1 October 2009


A sweet customer of mine enquired about Gift Vouchers for Christmas (I know, ORGANISED); so I have put together a cute little gift voucher for all you're gift giving requirements.
E-mail to order one - can be any denomination you like or you can just gift a pre-paid subscription!
We are also sponsoring Category Stories this month, head on over and check out their fabulous challenge - you could win a Tutti Frutti or a Highland Fling kit!
Tomorrow I will post some of the Creative Team's work and I will update the Treasure Hunt Tally - it's coming down to the wire - so exciting!

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

My Highland Fling

My Highland Fling is tall, dark and dashing. He’s a man’s man, he likes fly fishing, hiking in the highlands, outdoor activities and drinking beer. Oh, did I mention he’s a kilt wearing Scotsman?
October is all about the men in our lives – Highland Fling anyone?

8.5” x 11.5” Tartan Fabric
10” Jute Trim
2 Vintage Bus Tickets*
Felt Scotty Dog
Tartan Origami Star
May 3 Fish Label
Cigarette Card – Freshwater Trout Theme*
Bingo Card*
2 Wooden Bingo Numbers*
Antique Kilt Pin
Vintage Bookpaper - farmers ledger*
Vintage Beer Coaster*
2 Feathers
Poppies for Grace Notepaper
4 Vintage Photo Corners*
Tree Charm
Vintage Skiing Man Button*
Atlas Bookpaper*
Anagram Bookpaper*
2 Vintage Black Buttons
Vintage Bookpaper - Boys own annual*

*Book papers, cards, numbers, tickets, coaster and vintage ski button will all vary in colour and/or design!

Kits will ship on Monday 5th October – e-mail to order!

Monday, 21 September 2009

October Sneak Peek

Full kit reveal Monday 28th September.
Kit will ship on Monday 5th October - e-mail to pre-order!

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Tutti Frutti

From here to there
and there to here
Funky things are everywhere!
September’s kit is an ode to the fabulous Dr Seuss with a dash of vintage, a splash of colour and all delivered wrapped in gorgeous pink velvet ribbon!

Dr Seuss Dictionary Bookpaper*
Children’s Vintage Bookpaper*
Self Esteem Themed Vintage Bookpaper*
9inch x 10inch (approx) Funky Apples Fabric
Dr Seuss Alphabet Card*
2 Elles Studio Very Berry Journaling Tags
12cm x 10cm Piece Joan Ajala Marbled Paper*
Vintage Drink Label*
Scrabble Tiles*
Kikki K Yellow Spot Tag
50cm Pink Velvet Ribbon
50cm Vintage Yellow Rayon Fancy Trim
Vintage Bridge Score Card
Cherry Button
Banana Button
Strawberry Button
A4 Kitschy Digitals Fruit Cut Outs
Apple & Bees Sparkle Stickers*
Ceramic Flower
Great Ideas Notepaper
Little Man Paper Clip

*Book papers, cards, marbled paper, tiles, stickers and labels will all vary in design!

Kits will ship on Friday 4th September – e-mail to order!

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Treasure Hunt - Update!

I have {finally} updated the the hunting tally, so check out the side bar and don't forget to pop a comment somewhere here if you have found a letter...........I strongly suspect a LOT of letters have not yet been discovered, at the moment Miriam is leading the charge (yay!), but that could change any day now.......
Oh and yes, next time I promise there will be less "E"'s.........

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Mini {book} love

Sharmaine has used our Love to Love you - baby mini book kit and produced this:

Totally gorgeous!
Some creative notes from Sharmaine:
I used bits from the August kit as well as bits that I had from previous Q Tea kits or had lying around. I also used the paper doily and the frame from the August kit as masks that I then sprayed with glimmer mist.
Thanks for sharing Sharmaine - I LOVE it!

Friday, 14 August 2009

Tutti Frutti

E-mail to pre-order - full kit will be released on 24th!


Work from these lovely ladies never fails to make to me smile






.....and this month I have THREE lovely guest designers........I am the retail sponsor of the month over at Scraplounge, and the gorgeous girls over there, Jody, Lizzy and Kym have done an awesome job with their August and July kits - you can see their work here!

Whilst you're there pop in and say 'hi' the forum girls are SUPER friendly and there is always something FUN happening!

I will be back tomorrow with a sneaky look at September's kit!

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Love to you love you - Baby - Mini Book!

August is LOVE month here at Q Tea Kits, our gorgeous girl Brita and her fiancée Tom are getting married in August and what better way to celebrate with a Mini Book.
Our Winter 09 add on kit contains everything you will need to make your own gorgeous mini book and this kit co ordinates beautifully with Beverley Hills Boudoir – it’s a match made in heaven!

Princess Pat Large Label
Feathers Notepaper
Vintage Coaster
2 Red Tickets
50cm Black & White Ric Rac
Sparkle Butterfly
2 x Hinged Rings
50cm Red Sequin Trim
50cm Bling Chain
2 x Matt Board Mini Book Covers 6” x 4” approx
Elles Studio Love Spot
Elles Studio Love Tag
Vintage Invoice
Library Card and Pocket
2 Memo Cards
Red Hound’s-tooth fabric 8” x 8” approx
Vintage Fan Piece
3 A4 Sheets of White Paper (card weight)
1 A4 Sheet of Black Paper
Round Playing Card
2 Vintage Tea Cards

There are only 20 of these due to limited stock items and they will be shipped on Friday 14th August……… they are heavier than normal kits the postage will increase slightly on these kits – an extra $.55c for Australian Customers and an extra $1.00 for international… an added bonus every single Love to Love you - Baby add on kit will have ONE treasure hunt alpha in them GURANTEED - that is an extra 20 chances to win...............what are you waiting for?

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Love to love you - Baby

Winter add on Kit...........e-mail to pre-order there are only 20 of these lovelies!

More eye candy.....

Because I can :)

A mini book from Maggi!

A lovely LO from Maggi!

Simply stunning work from Sharmaine!

Pop back tomorrow as I will be uploading some sneaks of our Winter Add-On is just gorgeous!