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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

On Yer Bike!…..and T stands for Transport...

...which just so happens to be the new theme at Try It On Tuesday!
We are looking for your take on the Transport theme….quite a few of us seem to be thinking along the two wheeled kind, but any form of transport will be perfect..as you will see if you hop over for a look at the fabulous examples from the Design Team.
I have made a card for someone who cycles a lot.
I used a selection of papers, including some woodgrain paper from a magazine, some book paper and some tissue. The bicycle is from a Ken Oliver set that I bought recently in a sale - I framed it using the edge of a film strip stamp. I fussy cut the sentiment and gave it an inking around the edge to make it stand out more.

It is standing in front of my Grandad's old letter rack - it used to stand on his mantle piece - it is now on my hallway bookcase.

Today is also the day to join Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T Stands for Tuesday.

I don't have a drink to show you but I think you will love seeing these.
They are part of the lovely blog giveaway from Lynne Moncreiff at Adorn. I know I am going to have fun with them so Thank You again Lynne! They came with a lovely notecard too.
 Do see if you can take some time to take a look at Lynne's fabulous art - you are sure to be there a while though - her work is amazing!!

That's it from me, I am hoping to be back a little more often now as I am feeling better each day! 

I have a voucher to spend today so hubby is taking me to spend it before it runs out…and we may even have a snack lunch!!
I'll be visiting the T gang later!!

Hope to see you at TIOT, remember it can be anything crafty as long as it fits the theme!

Thanks for looking, Chris



33 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card and have fun with your lovely blog prize, enjoy! Hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Great post today, Chris. The csrd is unique and cup pages fabulous.
Have a happy Tuesday ♥

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm in AWE of that bicycle stamp. I have wanted a bicycle image forever, and I really love what you did. This is a great birthday card, and perfect for a male, too.

Those cups are incredible. You won a real beauty of a prize. And the extra goodies will come in handy, too, I'm sure.

Thanks for sharing your TioT card and your lovely cup art with us for T this Tuesday. Glad to read you are feeling better and getting stronger, too.

My name is Erika. said...

Very nice bicycle card!And those are fun Tea stickers. What a great little package you received! Happy T Day!

Lisca Meijer said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Enjoy your day our shopping.
That card with the bike is beautiful! For somebody who like cycling it is absolutely perfect! Well done.
I do like Lynne's teacups and later on I will definitely have a look at her site.
As you might have noticed,I haven't linked up yet for the simple reason I have not written anything yet. I will soon. We are in a bit of a situation here, which is will be resolved but you will read about it in my blog later on.
Happy T day
Lisca

Darla said...

What a great card for a bike rider. I enjoyed all the tea cups too. I'm not familiar with that artist so will gave to look up the site.

Linda Kunsman said...

great looking card Chris! We have one of those old letter holders too. What a great package of goodies to have won-love the teacups sheet! Enjoy your lunch and happy T day!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better--a little shopping trip always perks one up! Those teacups are all gorgeous-will look forward to seeing how you use them in your art. Happy T Day!

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Lovely card Chris! Hugs!

Meggymay said...

A fabulous card for a guy who loves his bike, great layers and image. Enjoy your prize.
Yvonne xx

Halle said...

Wonderful card and love that you have your grandpa's letter rack. I'm sentimental about some of those old treasures esp when people still use them...that's what "stuff" is for!!
Thanks for sharing Lynne's blog...I'm now following that one in feedly too. :)
Happy T Day!

Sandy said...

What a great looking vintage card - you did such a good job choosing the layers then putting them together. You gotta love that old letter rack and your card fits right into the feel of the old wood!
sandy xx

Divers and Sundry said...

What pretty cups! A great prize :)

Happy T Tuesday.

Krisha said...

Love the vintage looking card Chris.

Congrats on winning the beautiful stash.

Happy T-day

jinxxxygirl said...

Hi Chris!

LOVE that card! perfect for someone who loves biking.. And congrats on winning the GiveAway! So glad to see you this Tday and happy you are feeling better. Hugs! deb

Helen said...

hope you managed to spend the voucher and enjoyed your trip out. Love the card and the letter rack hiding behind it!

catherine said...

Fabulous piece for this weeks challenge Chris and love the vintage look to it. The image looks great the way you have framed it
x catherine

Mrs.B said...

Aa great masculine card Chris, love how you've framed the image. Great layout too.
Avril xx

Margik said...

A fantastic bicycle card, Chris, love the layers and the look vintage!
The tea cups prize is so gorgeous!
Hugs, Mar

Dianne said...

A lovely card! And sweet tea cups...Happy T Day!

Dianne said...

A lovely card! And sweet tea cups...Happy T Day!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous card Chris, love its shape and the colours you used, and what a great bike stamp!! Congrats on your lovely win too!

Carol said...

Love the card and you blog prize is fantastic! I know you are going to be having lots of fun with that :)

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Gorgeously vintage and I love the layering you achieved.
Chris, you are more than welcome. I am sure you will enjoy the Dinky Stencils.
How lovely that you had plans for a wee trip out and about.
Wishes
Lynne

Rita said...

What a lovely card with the bike!
And congrats on winning the great giveaway!!
Happy T-Day! :)

johanna said...

this Card is perfect for your cycling friend, i´m sure it will be cherished!
and congrats on the giveaway winning... i suppose we will see some of the cuties in future t-Posts.
happy belated t-day and rest of the week!

chrissie said...

KLove all the layering on your DT project Chris and the give away looks like a great bundle of fun

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your card is awesome and the price you got looks super! Enjoy!
Happy belated T-Day!
hugs
Susi

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Chris! I love your use of the film stamp to frame the bike image, quite clever! Nice loot, wow, those teacup images are just lovely! Hope your week has gone well so far, just playing catch up today. hugs :)

Artyjen said...

Super card....thanks for your encouraging thoughts btw ;)
Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better.
xoxo Sioux

JillGA said...

Very nice! I really like the brown and rustic theme. I'm sure your friend will really love it. :-) Belated Happy T Day!

Bee and Dee said...

Really great card hugs Bee.

Sara Barker said...

Hi Chris,
Better late than never! I love your birthday card with those vintage papers and great fussy cut sentiment. Looks great next to that letter holder. Wow! I bet could tell some stories! What a fabulous win, too! I'm drooling! Sorry I've been out of touch. I had a few computer issues, and am working off a borrowed computer, and I'm pretty slow at it. I hope you are recovering well! Hugs!