Please Send Me a Parcel: Mixed Media Card



One of the things that I love about the holiday season is opening the front door to a parcel, even if it is not for me. Now that the holidays are over, it is slightly disappointing to only be receiving bills in the mail. My daughter turned 3 this weekend and we had all sorts of packages and cards coming in the mail. It was fun opening the door to find something waiting. And of course, it is exciting to see her open these packages. Strangely enough, children pick the most unusual toys to become attached too. You would think they would like the bright pretty toys but when it comes down to it, a lot of times they love the simple things that were intended as an after thought.




I thought I would share a few photos from her party. We kept it small and simple with just family. The cake is made with Almond flour and coconut palm sugar. My daughter is all about strawberries so most of the food was strawberry themed.




We spent most of her actual birthday at her brother’s basketball games. Here she is in one of her favorite outfits waiting for the game to start. She loves cheering her brothers on!


Creating the Mixed Media Card



My childhood friend had a birthday last month so, I decided to spend a few hours at my work table to ease myself back into paper crafting. I have been sewing non-stop for almost 3 months so playing with paint was very relaxing.



I started off with lightweight chipboard as my base. After covering it with book paper, I sprayed it with light purple and painted with my new art alchemy paints which give it a lovely shimmer. After adding some fabric, tissue paper, a stamped tea bag, string and PaperArtsy stamps.



Tea Day



I am sharing the Berry Pear-a-dise tea that I mentioned last week. I am not putting a link because I was quite disappointed once I received the tea. It had absolutely no taste and no aroma. I am writing the company for a replacement as I think I got an old batch. I drink so many of this company’s teas and this is the first time I have tasted one that my palette has not liked. Hopefully, it is just a fluke and a taste from a fresh batch will remedy the problem.

I am playing along with the T ladies at Elizabeth and Bleubeards‘.

Thank you for stopping! Happy Tea Day!





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19 thoughts on “Please Send Me a Parcel: Mixed Media Card”

  • I really enjoyed your post with all the photos of your daughters party, tutorial for your art page, and your tea always looks so delicious. everything looks really good at the party too-
    Happy T Hugs Kathy

  • She is simply adorable and her cake fantastic!
    I love your wonderful card Kate! Precious!
    Sorry about the disappointing tea – I am sure they will send a make-good!

    Happy T-Day!
    Hugs, Susi

  • Lovely photos of your daughter, her party cakes and treats look delicious. The mixed media piece you created for your friend looks fantastic, I’m sure she will have loved it. Good for you to write to the tea company, so often we just put up with it , I hope they send you a replacement.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  • Belated birthday wishes to your adorable little girl. I like your latest creation, so many beautiful layers. Too bad the tea was a disappointment. It looks pretty in the bowl.

  • Great artwork and photos. Your daughter looked so happy in all of her pictures. The food (desserts) for her birthday party looked delicious. Happy T-Day!

  • Happy Birthday wishes to your daughter, and oh my, that cake is nearly as big as her …lol 😉. Your card is so beautiful, the design with the pretty blossom reminds me of spring . Wishing you the happiest of Tea Days! J 😊 x

  • How fun to see your daughter in her new dress sitting next to her birthday cake. And she looked adorable in her yellow dress and yellow shoes, too. So fun to see her cheering her brothers at their ball games.

    Your mixed media card is fabulous. It’s really lovely and of course, the layers are out of this world.

    Too bad about the tea,. I hope the company does right by you. Thanks for sharing it with us for T this Tuesday, even if you didn’t care for the taste of this blend.

  • Such a cutie all dressed as Snow White! Belated birthday wishes to her. 3 today, thirteen tomorrow!
    Love your art this week.
    Thanks for the comment and your T-day visit.

  • Happy Birthday to your Little Strawberry Shortcake. Awesome looking party food. Your daughter looks adorable in her Snow White costume. I love the yellow shoes. Lovely card you made. Great color choice. Hopefully the tea company has sent you a flavorful tea. It might not have tasted good, but it looks pretty on display. Happy T Day

  • Happy birthday to your daughter! Her birthday cake looks yummy! I love opening the door to parcels, too, even just the anticipation of waiting for them to arrive is exciting. Your mixed media card is lovely!

  • What a wonderful photo of your daughter with her pretty birthday cake, Kate. The joy just shines from her face. What a beautiful buffet! You really went all out.

    Your mixed media card is beautiful. I love all the bold luscious layers.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

  • Love the photos of your daughter’s Birthday, Kate! She is so adorable and so cute, especially in her Snow White costume! Just gorgeous!!
    Love the card you created too. Fabulous colours and so arty. Your friend must have been thrilled to bits when they received it!! Have a great day!! hugs xx

  • Looks like your daughter had a fun day. The cake is lovely and looks delicious!

    I’m too focused on that lovely brass vase to worry about your tea disappointment lol, but I do hope you get a replacement that’s fresh so you can taste how it’s supposed to be.

  • I loed to see the photos of your little cutie pie in her Snow white outfit. Tell her I love her yellow shoes. The party looks great to me and the cake is awesome! Yummy! I would like some of that too.
    I’m sorry you were so disappointed with the Pear-a-dise tea. I’m sure the company will want to make amends and send you a newer batch.
    The card for your friend is beautiful! I love it and I am sure she will too.
    Happy belated T-Day,

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