Pegged out

On Monday I had the awful experience of waking up believing it was Saturday, I was sooo disappointed when I realised. Today, I woke up believing it was Monday this is a much better scenario. Especially as I have a special treat lined up for this afternoon – Mr Beez and I are having afternoon tea with my cousin and her husband. You know me well enough by now to know that afternoon tea (well, food in general if I’m honest) is one of life’s pleasures and we are on a mission to research as many afternoon tea establishments as we possibly can. Today’s destination, Chatsworth House, is just on my doorstep being a mere 15 minute drive away. You may be familiar with it as the setting for Pride and Prejudice. We are frequent visitors but the tea experience will be a new one. I can’t wait.


The theme at City Crafter Challenge Blog this week is to use a clothespin in your project. In the UK that would be a peg. I’d really have liked to have made some altered pegs for this but there was a slight flaw in my plan … no pegs in my stash. Although you can get wooden pegs quite easily online, they seem to have disappeared from the shops. I saw some not that long ago and stupidly didn’t pick them up. So, instead I’ve come up with a card that uses a mini peg:


I may not have regular sized pegs but I do have quite a lot of mini ones. I used to use these in my classroom to display things on washing lines and based the whole card design on this particular peg.


I’ve used coordinating designer papers in raspberry and yellow and layered them up. The stamped flower has been coloured with Promarkers. I used Cosmic Shimmer glue to create the centre, building up a good blob and coating it with yellow glitter. Cosmic Shimmer glue is really good at holding its shape.


I made a little tag with my favourite bumble stamp. layered it up on more coordinating paper and topped it with a matching button and a scrap of lace.



he gorgeous satin ribbon  and the lace are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.



Thanks for buzzing by.





Pegged out — 15 Comments

  1. Gorgeous card!! Love your take on the challenge … I hope your afternoon tea is wonderful … Such fabulous weather for it! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  2. Lisette, hope you enjoy your tea-time, I am also a fan of that yummies around on proper tea table, and you’re so right about the wooden pegs, they are getting like too old fashioned I think, luckily I still one chain that sells it but in the decoration dep. there are 3 different sizes, funny, my granny had no others and now one will need to look for it especially… 😉

    • You would have loved it – and a bonus sculpture exhibition in the gardens too. I guess wood was not the ideal material for something that was going to be stuck outside!!

  3. Your card is so whimsical and pretty, love colors, a fun card with all the pretties on it. Hope you had a wonderful time with your hubs at your tea, how nice to spend time with cousin and her hubs. Oh how I’d love to see everything where you live. Happy weekend

  4. Awesome card, I love the colours and the peg holding the little tag and the gorgeous flower centre and the pretty flower stamp and the fab bumble stamp and the ribbon and the lace. You have probably gathered I quite like this card.

    Can’t wait to hear all about the tea.

    Dionne xx

    • Ha ha – I think you covered everything there!!! Tea was fabulous and I though just how much you would have enjoyed it too 🙂

  5. Howdy! Great and bright birthday card!! I love the center of the flower and that bee is great!! Many thanks for playing along at CCCB!!

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