Saturday, 30 October 2010

Change, tragedy and the silence in-between!

Are you wondering what happened to October’s kit?
I’m actually wondering what happened to October, where did the last four weeks go, actually, scrap that, where did the last 8weeks go?
To say the last 8weeks have been the hardest in my life sounds somewhat melodramatic, however it is not an understatement.
When friends, family and total strangers hear our story there is usually a sharp intake of air, followed by the inevitable question “how are you coping?”…….…………you see in the past two months there has been; a change of employment for my husband (after 16yrs at the one job), a decision to move 5hrs away, some solo-parenting and biggest humdinger of them was
This car accident on the other side of the world has rendered our little family without a beloved mother, grandmother and friend and left all us all reeling.
So how are we all coping?
For the most part, we are going great…….well with one exception………my beloved little kit business has fallen by the wayside, I have fallen off the wagon – bigtime!
I won’t lie, several times over the past couple of weeks I have been very tempted to shut Qtea down and pack it all in.
To be honest it has felt too hard, with getting our house ready to sell, packing, trying to arrange to move some 500kms away all whilst juggling our grief and worry for my father-in-law.
So, there is no kit for October…………..BUT the good news is that I am no quitter and I am feeling the urge to create again so there will be a kit for November…….there is also a website that is nearly completed and a design team call coming up in November.
Please accept my sincere apologies for the silence in-between all this change and chaos………regular subscribers will get a personal e-mail from me and small gift as my apology……………I am excited about creating more Qtea kits and I hope you all are excited about seeing them too.


Monday, 11 October 2010

Perfect 10

It's me again!

It was 10 october 2010 and here in Singapore, I am very sure all hotel ballrooms were fully booked way in advance! YES, to many, it was a great day and date for their wedding!

Here's a Hong Bao I have made with more from the Miss Matryoshka kit.

Hong Bao
, directly translated into English basically means a Red Packet and the Chinese use Hong Bao to contain money as blessings to their recipients. Hong Bao are commonly used during Chinese New Year and Weddings. There are lots of ready made Hong Baos in the market, but I love personalised ones - and the best part is, they do not have to be red anymore! :)

Here's what I have used from the kit

  • Elle's Studio Love Bird - could you see the birds I have cut out?
  • I {love} Matryoshkadoll Notepaper - the bottom edge of this Notepaper was used under the word 'LOVE' here.
  • Red Poppies - the remaining 2!

Here's the inside where one would slot in a few notes ~ cash I meant... and I left a space for a personal message of the traditional way of scribbling the names on the surface of the Hong Bao.

I have a feeling I could use the remaining of the kit for something else... Will post when I have ideas! :)


Sunday, 10 October 2010

More Matryoshka..

As promised, I'm back with another layout using the super sweet Miss Matryoshka kit...
Once again the colours have been so perfect to scrap a girly layout..

From the kit, I've cut the Heart Paper Doily in half and lightly brushed some gesso over and a few drops of pink glimmer..

I've also cut out the little Matryoshka Dolls from the Russian Dolls Notepaper, used a strip of the Elegant Brocade Paper amongst the layers and cut out a couple of pieces from the Orange and Pink Spot Fabric

I hope you're enjoying your kit too, don't forget to share your creations in the Qtea Flickr gallery!
Gina xox

Thursday, 7 October 2010

cafe love

Oh what a delight it was to finally get a chance to scrap with this gorgeous Miss Matryoshka kit..the sweet designs and colours were so easy to work with!

I've used several bits and pieces on this layout including the orange and pink spot fabric, which I cut into a large scallop, the elegant brocade paper, green cotton trim, a strip of love hearts from the apple of my eye notepaper, red poppies and Elle's Studio bird spot

Thanks for stopping by..I'll be back again soon with another share :)
Gina xox

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Look Of Love

I am late.... but I am here, finally!

Though I told myself this would be in time though I'd gotten them late.. I was wrong. However, it's here - my first creation with my Miss Matryoshka

I created this colorful layout with

  • Large Stone Heart
  • Small Stone Heart
  • Elle's Studio Love Bird Tag
  • Orange & Pink Spot Fabric
  • ½ metre Green Cotton Trim
  • 2x Red Poppies
  • Heart Paper Doiley

Can you see where I have used the Orange & Pink Spot Fabric? Right above the photo, I used the fray side of the fabric for the texture! Love the effect. There is also a cut-out pink spot behind the Large and Small Stone Hearts..

Here's more closeups.

I really love the sweet and refreshing colors from this kit and I am sure I could come up with another creation! I will I will.. so, hang in there and talk soon!


Saturday, 2 October 2010

Cute Little Babushka Baby

Well...that is what I call my little niece (Miss B) anyway... She is just so cute and as soon as I received my kit, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.

I have used:
* Purple spot ribbon
* Green trim
* Wooden flower
* The green stone hearts
* Birdie spot
* Orange and Pink spot fabric (I have cut out the circles and made them into little trees)
* Notepaper
* Poppies

21 again....

Yeah I wish....This is my gorgeous girl Dacynta (aka Flick - don't ask...) celebrating her 21st! On this layout I have used:

* Purple spot ribbon

* Brocade paper

* {heart} paper doiley

* Pink lace

* and I have cut a little birdie from the note paper

This kit was so much fun to play with! Can't wait to see what you create!