Tea Time Delights – Recycled CD – Crafty Individuals Challenge

Hi everyone

I hope you are all enjoying the weekend.

Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments and kind words on yesterday’s post.

I have another project to share which I made for the Crafty Individuals “Mini Masterpiece” challenge.  There is lots of scope for this challenge and it runs for the month of July so I hope you will have time to join in the fun.   Please click on the link above for full details of the challenge and to see the wonderful projects by the team.

Team Time Delights

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I will run through quickly how I made this but if you have any questions please give me a shout using the comments box below the post.

I sanded both sides of a CD and drilled two holes in the top to
thread the ribbon through.
I cut two pieces of card the same size as the CD and attached these to the front and back of the CD using Gel Medium.
When the gel medium on the card was completely dry, I drilled through the card and the previously made holes in the CD and threaded the ribbon through.
I attached the fancy edging ribbon using a hot glue gun.

Cropped photo

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I cut four smaller circles, two out of card and two out of
CI pretty background papers.
I glued one paper circle to one of the card circles and the other paper
circle to the other card circle.
I then attached these, front and back, to the CD using foam pads, trapping a small length of ribbon at the bottom on the front.

All stamped images have been stamped onto white 350 grm card stock.
I stamped the clock face using black Archival ink and then over stamped this with the crackle pattern using brown Archival ink.
I stamped the tea pot, cups and sentiment, coloured them and then cut them out.
I did cut the saucers away from this stamped image as I only wanted to use the cups.
The little hands of the clock have been cut out from silver mirror card using a die. Unfortunately they look black on this photo.

I then assembled the piece starting with the paper doily, adding the clock including the hands, the tea pot, the cups and the little sentiment.  All of these pieces where attached using foam tape.

Alternatives:  Change the focal piece and embellishments to make Christmas or Easter decorations.

Crafty Individuals stamps used:

Tea Time Delights CI 391  (11 stamps in the set – One of my favourites)
Roman Numerals Clock Face CI 354
Venetian Crackle CI 213
Crafty Individuals Background papers Travels to Italy Book 5


Thank you for looking.

Take care,

Flo x


  1. kate

    OMG Florence, this is stunning, love it. The images are fabulous and the colours are wonderful, what a brilliant idea to use a CD, you are so very creative, Kate x


  2. Barbara

    Once again Florence I love your ideas, and this is so pretty. I might even have to give it a try for my upcoming Christmas in July event. Away to check my stash.


  3. lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven

    This is gorgeous Florence, I love the beautiful stamps you have used. I haven’t done one of these for a while, you have inspired me to have another go!
    Linda xxx


  4. Marianne

    What a delightfully pretty piece, Florence!! It would make a lovely gift for ones tea-time friend to take home, or simply a sweet addition to the tea party table. Love the light, pastel and cheery colors.

    Blessings for more crafty joy,
    Marianne xox


  5. Corinne

    Really a pure delight Flo !!!
    Adore your idea to embellish a CD in this way… Especially when using so lovely stamps, and so beautifully done. Fabulous. 🙂
    Hugs Coco xx


  6. Pippa

    Wow, I love this. Never in a million years would I have even considered drilling holes into old CD’s. I feel the need to go out and buy a drill! I love all the pictures you have used and the whole composition.



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