Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Its snowing…and T is for TIOT

Well, actually we seem to be having more rain than ANY other sort of weather, but our new theme at Try It On Tuesday - 'Snow, snowflakes or Winter whites!' is all about the white stuff! All the details are over on the TIOT blog along with some fabulous examples from the rest of the team!
I love white on Kraft so I used a Kraft card and stamped my Inkadinkadoo swirly snowflakes on to some Kraft paper that had some song words stamped in Wendy Vecchi Potting Soil archival ink.
I used Ranger Perfect medium and embossed using white embossing powder. 

More words stamped onto a torn piece of card and then the sentiment added using WV PS ink again. I added some pearly flowers that I think look like snowflakes(OK - a bit!)and finally added some  Stampendous Frantage - Shabby White embossing enamel to the snowflake and around the corners.
 Of course, today being Tuesday it's also time for T over at Elizabeth and Bluebeard's blog The Altered Booklover.
Hubby and I went out for a walk last Friday, only thing is we had to call in for petrol and then found ourselves in a traffic jam 
We went to Styal Mill - one of our favourite places, but by the time we got there the mill was shut and the garden that we love so much had been shut because of the windy weather.
So we went for a drink….

…and a scone because we had only had a small lunch!Hubby had tea and jam and cream with his scone, I had a filter coffee and butter with mine.
The cafe had been decorated.
The photos on the wall are of staff at the end of the 1800s and 2012.

It was getting dark outside and there were only 6 people in the cafe…..and a few gingerbread men!
When we left I took a view from the outside

We walked up past the mill and back to the carpark by the longest route.

A big contrast from when we went in the Summer!
I'll see over at Elizabeth's - please bring your drink with you!!

I hope you will take a look at the Try It On Tuesday challenge (and maybe join in!)the team will certainly put you in a Christmassy mood!

Thanks for looking, Chris.


chrissie said...

A terrific card and I love the touches of silver. Great embossing ideas.

Wonderful photographs and contrasts between summer and now.The Mill looks like a great place to visit

Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic card, love the white on kraft, and the photos are lovely. Glad you found somewhere for a tasty snack! Happy T Day Sweetie, hugs, Valerie

Barb said...

Hi Chris, I love the card. The white on kraft looks gorgeous. Enjoyed looking at your photos. Your afternoon tea looked good. Now I would have chosen your hubby's option, tea and jam and cream yum! Barbxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Chris, I just love the white snowflakes on the kraft...seems we were in similar mind-sets for this challenge. tee hee. Love that little cafe, looks very quaint. I can't believe that's the same place you showed pictures of in the summer, wow, the world sure does look different in winter! hugs :)

sirkkis said...

Super card, Chris. Love the white flakes and other charming embellishments you've made so delicately. Thanks for sharing the photos which really show the contrast bitween summer and now.
Have a happy time ♥

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Love the white on craft Chris! Stunning!

Linda Kunsman said...

I have fallen in love with using kraft cards too once I got used to the idea. Your card is so beautiful! I hope to join in if I can get something completed for the new challenge. Your treat at the café looks so good. I love scones! What a difference a season makes when you revisit a place. Still nice though. Happy T day Chris!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've never owned any kraft paper, although it looks like brown paper bags to me. I can certainly see the appeal. The whites show up beautifully against it. This is a gorgeous card, albeit, a bit too bulky to mail, I fear.

There's no way you got that yet. I mailed it the day after I mailed Halle's big gift. Simply amazing. As I was heading out the door to the PO, I saw I had not written my return address. You can see how bad my handwriting is when I'm in a hurry and my fingers are cold. And to think, I used to have lovely handwriting.

Your walk was incredible. I loved the place you stopped, and that is MY kind of drink, too. I'd give anything to have a real scone like my grandmother used to make. I think I miss her melt-in-your-mouth scones and her incredibly flaky pie crust more than anything.

Thanks for sharing your lovely card, your walk around Styal Mill, the gingerbread decorations, and the great scones and coffee that bring back so many memories of when I was growing up for T this Tuesday.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Really enjoyed seeing your white on kraft paper project--so much texture and beauty!

Thanks for sharing your scone on T Day--Yummy!

Sarah Anderson said...

white on Kraft AnD snowflakes - heaven!!!

Divers and Sundry said...

Lovely lunch in such a cozy setting :) I like your snow piece. I particularly like the textures you've shown, and I'm always impressed by your compositions. When I put things together they tend to look like I pitched things at a surface lol

Margik said...

I totally love your gorgeous card and the lovely snowflake. The white texture looks fabulous on kraft. Thank you for sharing these great photos.
Hugs, Mar

Krisha said...

Lovely snowflake card Chris. I too, like them on craft paper.
The scones look yummy, but I'm trying to stay away from anything with white or wheat flour these days......but those would sure be tempting....LOL
Love the view looking IN!!
Happy T-day

Zue said...

I have been there too. It's such a wonderful place especially as the mill still produces fabric.
Very restrained Chris - not having cream.

Crafty She said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Fantastic photos....they bring back many happy memories, I grew up not far from Styal woods and we used to walk there all the time as kids, with our jam butties and corporation pop!!! xxx

Team Clark said...

I really love this snowy mix of craft and white! Gorgeous!!! The embossing is fabulous and love the edge work!

catherine said...

Wonderful card Chris and looks very effective and great for the challenge prompt. Sorry for not having been around lately. I think the mill you visited is the one I am reading about at the moment. Was it a series on tv?
x catherine

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous kraft card Chris, the white snowy images look beauftiful, super texture with the added Frantage powder.
Yvonne xx

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card Chris, I love Kraft and white and the Frantage corners look fabulous. Loved seeing your pics of Styal Mill - we visited there in the Spring, its a lovely place
Avril xx

Ariel said...

Beautiful card. All the silver elements have added to the beauty of it.
Thank you for sharing this new challenge here.
Have a lovely week

Pamela Gerard said...

Loved the silvery snowflakes on the brown craft paper. people will love getting those. And that little cafe looks delightful. Send some of your rain to us in drought-stricken California please.

Darla said...

What a wonderful card. I don't do much stamping and have never embossed a thing but I sure appreciate the art done with those bits. You walk looks lovely, kind of nice to be out at dusk and see the lights on.

Rita said...

Especially love the white snowflakes stamp you used. So pretty!
The picture of the olden days staff was the best! Sounds like you managed to have a good time even if you were cut off from your original plans. Happy T-Day! :)

johanna said...

i´m not so eager for real snow, but i love snow decorations, and the perfect match is the White onto the craft paper!!
happy belated t-day and rest of the week!

Dianne said...

Your white snowflake on kraft paper makes a gorgeous card!! I love snow themes, and the dimension of your card is stunning... but driving in the stuff-not so much.(grin) Lovely outing for tea and looks like a cozy place. happy belated T day!

butterfly said...

I love white on kraft too and this is a gorgeous example. Beautiful snowflakes and delicious texture. Tea looks delicious too... well, I'd join you on the coffee rather than tea, but you know what I mean. There's nothing like a good old-fashioned industrial mill... how great would it be to have some workspace in one like this?!
Alison xx

Sandy said...

I love brown and white with a bit of glitz. I also loved your pictures. I adore the United Kingdom and really wish I lived there. Maybe my husband and I can go back for a proper visit. So many of my favorite crafting ladies live in the United Kingdom. I will have tea with plenty of clotted cream and a touch of strawberry jam please!
Sandy xx

Bee and Dee said...

A beautiful card, love craft and white hugs Bee.

zandra said...

Love how the white shows up on the Kraft paper and the frantage looks fab.

Karla B said...

Chris, love your card.What a super embossing!Love your photos!GorgeousHappy belated t-day:)!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Oh boy! The Kraft and the white bits go stunningly well together. What a lovely combo! That snowflake with the Frantage is gorgeous and your use of the EP is wowzers. Gorgeous design! ~Niki