For my card I used the two Darcie stamp sets along with some Sky's the Limit My Mind's Eye designer paper, two My Favorite Things rolled roses with pearls which I sponged with ink, some Taylored Expressions stems, lace trim and ribbon. The little bird was colored using Copic markers and I added some crystal effects to the roses on her hat, once she was completed I added her perched on the edge of the teacup with foam tape.
As I wrote above, I'm in a book club with a group of such wonderful women two of whom are my sister-in-laws. Each of us share a common bond, which is a love for reading historical fiction. Our book club meets once a month to discuss the book we've read and to enjoy each others company with laughter, good food and sometimes a glass of wine (or two, lol).
Last year while our book club was reading the Tea Rose trilogy by Jennifer Donnelly (such excellent books) we decided to have a tea party themed book club meeting. So below I'm sharing a few of the pictures from our tea.
As a little gift for each of the women in our book club, I made pendant necklaces (see photo below) with a quote about reading and wrapped each necklace in tissue and then into a parchment bag which I decorated with a stamped PTI teapot and bakers twine and placed at each setting. I also had these fun little wire chairs which I thought would be sweet as place markers on the table. I wrapped up mints inside tulle, added a tag with each woman's name and tied on some roses.
I feel so blessed to have the women in my bookclub in my life and to be a part of our group.