Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tea Trolly Dolly

Hi All! Very excited to share with you the first of my cards I made for the June Edition of Making Cards Magazine representing Dr.Digi's House of Stamps.

I used elements from the Tea Time Set! It's a bargain to begin with, but if you use the special code in the magazine for 20% off, it's even more of a bargain! You can also buy all the elements separately, I've tried to link to them in my Card Recipe Below.

When I prepared my cards for the magazine I also created a full card recipe and a list of all the pencils I used so I have added to them post too, hope they are useful to you for creating cards or colouring! 

Card Recipe

  • Create a 17 cm x 17 cm card blank.
  • Print out onto white paper the Bickie – Jammy Dodgers backing paper from the Tea and Bickies Backing Paper Set.
  • Line paper up centrally on card, adhere with double-sided tape and cover card blank. Cut off any excess.

  • On the PC make a topper image (15.5 cm x 15.5 cm) using Tea Trolley Dolly digistamp and sentiment from Tea Time SentimentsSheet. Resize elements to fit.
  • Make digistamp paler.
  • Add an edge on the topper before printing to make it easy to cut out straight.
  • Print out topper directly onto Kraft Card. Also print on the same A4 sheet the digistamp once again, at full strength to use as a guide when you colour.


  • Colour in Tea Trolley Dolly with Faber-Castell Polychromo Pencils.
  • Create a diamond pattern floor surface for her to stand on also with Faber-Castell Polychromo Pencils.
  • Add highlights using White (0.7 mm) Posca Pen.
  • Clean up any smudges and pencil dust around your image using an eraser.
  • Cut out topper. Using a curved edge to guide you, cut off one of the corners.

Finishing Off:

  • From the sentiments sheet print and cut out one Jammy Dodger. For a perfect circle use a round die to fit your printed biscuit. Add glossy accents to jam and allow to dry.
  • Stick Jammy Dodger into right hand corner of card front.
  • Using 3D foam place topper onto card
  • Add Ranger Glossy Accents to glasses, earrings and cherries.

Polychromo Pencil Recipe:

Skin: 101, 110, 128, 129, 130, 132, 177, 190, 219
Dress; 101, 104, 107, 177, 187, 225
Apron and hat: 101, 146, 199, 271, 274
Socks: 101, 107, 177, 180, 187
Slippers: 101, 115, 177, 219, 225
BrewMaster: 101, 107, 115, 177, 190, 219
Tea Trolly: 101, 177, 187, 190, 199, 232, 233

I did two more of the digis from the Tea Time Set for the magazine article, shall post them soon plus the card and colouring recipes for them! :) 


  1. Congratulations Annabel! and your card is amazing as always! I will definitely buy the magazine when it comes to Norway!
    xoxo Olga

  2. Just saw this on FB and had to pop over to look even more closely, it's brilliant it really is, fabulous colouring of a fantastic image..xx

  3. huge congratulations !
    you deserve to be published!
    your card is so great!
    love it!

  4. Where did you learn to color like this? You are SO GOOD.

  5. congratulations!
    your card is so great!