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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Tea for two at TIOT and T stands for……...

Well, actually the T stands for (in both cases) any drink you wish.
I must say mine is usually a filter coffee these days - I had to give up(well almost…)my favourite mochas because of the sugar content!
So, let me explain…the new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Teacups(or mugs,and you can have tea or coffee, whichever is your preference!)
I have made a card, as now I am back home for a while I can invite a friend out for a promised visit to a garden centre with a craft shop attached!
She knows I don't drink tea but I think she will like this card!

  I decided to layer up a couple of papers and just turn up the edges for a shabby look (this is best done by running a water brush along the edge if the card before pressing up the edges)The corrugated card had a quick dry brush over with PA Fresco - Snowflake.
The cups are from a Crafty Individuals set and were coloured with distress inks and then heat embossed to 'glaze' them - sadly it doesn't show here.
I used some of my 'collection' of flowers in the corner with some seam binding ribbon.

Now for the other part of my post title - T stands for….

This is an invitation from Elizabeth and Bleubeard to join her with your drink (and food if you wish!). Of course, I have lots of pictures of my drinks in France but I am writing this before we go away as we returned home late last night! 
For now a few pics of what we did at Bank Holiday.

 We went into Morecambe and were delighted to see lots of vintage buses on display!
Of course going down onto the sea front took us close to The Midland Hotel and the Rotunda!
How rude I am - I started without you!
So sorry! The sea air and breeze had made me hungry!
It was the most delicious hot dog I have tasted! As you can see - I chose a Mocha - haven't quite broken the habit and the Rotunda do the very best!!
Can I make up for this by giving you a little tour?
First the light fitting and the new murals

As you can see the bar at the centre of the circle! 


The ceiling in the reception area is fantastic!
Even the loos(rest room) is spectacular - Mens stairs on one side, ladies on the other lead to the same room down below! The cubicles are separated….
….and there is somewhere to sit while waited for your beloved!!!
I forgot to take a photo of the back of the hotel where the Rotunda is but this is the front
The Midland Hotel was left to decay for a while but has now been brought back to it's original Art Deco Style!
Oh! We did see the sea too!!


I hope that you will join us at Try It On Tuesday where the design Team have some fantastic examples to show you and inspire you - and maybe make you get your crafting materials out and join us…bring your drink with you!
Elizabeth and Bleubeard will also be pleased to see you here!

Thanks for looking, Chris 

37 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Love this super layered card Chris !
Thank you for all the fab pics from the vacation!
Must have been great!
Happy T-Day!
oxo
Susi

sirkkis said...

Very beautiful card, Chris. Love fab design.
Thank you for wonderful photos and greetings!
Hugs xx

Viktoria Berg said...

Now that is a hotel I really would like to stay in! Very Hercule Poirot! Also, very pretty card. Happy T-Day!

butterfly said...

What an absolutely delicious card - I love the gentle colour palette and fab corrugated card. Beautiful composition too - it's just lovely.

Great photos from your travels too... keep having fun!
Alison xx

Bee and Dee said...

This is so pretty, love all the great techniques hugs Bee

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card and photos,Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I adore that card, Chris. Your lovely shabby chic design, coupled with the flowers, makes this truly romantic.

Thanks for taking us to the beach, too. That hotel is stunning. It's so good they brought it back to life, unlike here in the US, where we tear down because it's too costly to repair and refurbish. Why is it we find money to destroy, but not to repair? Not so in your country.

Thanks for sharing lunch, mocha, the beach, and your lovely teacup card with us for T this Tuesday.

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Love your card Chris with the shabby feeling!

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Love your card Chris with the shabby feeling!

Meggymay said...

A fantastic shabby/vintage look card Chris, your friend will love this. Super photos as well.
Yvonne xx

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely card you created Chris!
Stacked cups always appeal to me, that is a very nice stamp and embossing it is a great idea too.
Lovely to go along on your adventures with you and get to see new and exciting places.
That hotel is a real gem...great that it could be restored so handsomely.
Happy T Day to you
oxo

Halle said...

Awesome card! Thanks for the site-seeing tour as well. I love that I get to see so many interesting places on T day!
Happy T day!

Margik said...

What gorgeous card Chris! Love the layers, lace, image... very beautiful! Great photos, thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Mar

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW what a gorgeous creation this is!!! So shabby and so magnificently chic :) Thank you for the inspiration :)

Nancy said...

Love your card- the corrugated cardboard gives it just the right shabby chic feel. I like the vintage buses, too. The red double decker bus reminds me of The Java Stop- an old bus converted to a coffee spot. Mobile so it could go to various venues. Lots to look at in the Rotunda!

chrissie said...

Fantastic DT piece with wonderful ideas for the layers

Love the pics of Morecambe. Haven't been for years but it is on our list

Chrissie x

Divers and Sundry said...

An art deco hotel on the sea, with mocha. Sign me up! :) I take my coffee black, but mocha is hard to resist. Happy T Tuesday :)

Linda Kunsman said...

Chris your card is absolutely gorgeous-I love everything about it!! Glad you enjoyed a nice holiday by the sea. Happy T day!

She King said...

HI Chris. I hope you had a fantastic holiday....I love your card and your photos are FAB!!! The hotel looks beautiful, very like Poirot :) Hopefully catch up soon. xxxx

Ohhh Snap said...

Looks like you had a great time! Love those buses and the hotel and the hot dog realllly looks delicious.

BTW I still have your ATC to send off, the email with your address might have gone astray. Ohhhsnapper @ gmail dot com : ).

Carol said...

Your card is great and looks as if you had a pleasant visit at a very nice place....if it includes the sea it has to be a great spot :)

Redanne said...

Oh I do love your card Chris, the layering looks amazing and I love the cups and saucers! Great photos too. I am sure that an occasional mocha will do you good! Hugs, Anne xx

Mrs.B said...

It's a great card Chris, love all the layers and texture.
Looks like you had a great weekend, great pictures.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

It's a great card Chris, love all the layers and texture.
Looks like you had a great weekend, great pictures.
Avril xx

Rita said...

I haven't seen the ocean since I was a kid! Lovely art deco building.
I'll have to remember that idea of wetting around the edges of the paper to rough it up. That looks really cool! Happy T-Day! :)

Sandy said...

Wonderful card with great texture. Loved you pictures too!
sandy xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Love your teacup creation, it's so shabby and delicious! Great photos of your trip, good to have you back. hugs :)

Krisha said...

Oh Chris that card is amazingly beautiful!!

Your trip pictures were very interesting, love the old style of buses

Belated T-day wishes

jinxxxygirl said...

How fabulous!!! And i LOVE that card! Happy belated tday!! Hugs! deb

see you there! said...

So much to take in. First off all, that's a great card you created. I really like pictures of you trip to the museum, what a great shot of the ceiling. Looks like a good meal too.

I'm late for Tuesday but this way I get to read the posts coming after this.

Darla

see you there! said...

So much to take in. First off all, that's a great card you created. I really like pictures of you trip to the museum, what a great shot of the ceiling. Looks like a good meal too.

I'm late for Tuesday but this way I get to read the posts coming after this.

Darla

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Sorry I am so late! I really, really like your tea card and enjoyed the tour around! The spiral staircase is really cool!

Georgie C said...

Lovely card Chris, and the tea is very appealing to me lol!! The corrugated card in the background adds some really interesting texture! Also that bus..... it is super cool! Did you get to ride it, or were they view only?

Looks like you had a good one hun,
Hugs
Georgie xx

Denise Price said...

Fabulous card, and it's so perfect for T-Day. I enjoyed the photos from your day trip, too.

Karla B said...

What a sweet card!love the photos!Wonderful spiral staircase and ceiling!Sorry for the belated T day.

zandra said...

Love the corrugated on your card, just lovely.
Hugz, Z

zandra said...

Love the corrugated on your card, just lovely.
Hugz, Z