Tuesday 26 April 2016

Vintage at Try It On Tuesday ….and T stands for ….the view!

Hello everyone! Our new theme at Try It On Tuesday is 'Use a Vintage Photo'. The Design team have some real vintage delights to share so I hope you will pop over for a look!

My card was made with my Granddaughter in mind but I have since had a change of mind!

The photo was cut from the front of a card I bought when a shop was closing down.
The rest of the card is mainly using up some scraps from my boxes.
The backing paper is an attempt to reduce the mountain of papers I have - can't justify buying new papers when I have so many! The book paper is from my old college text book.
I had a scrap of hessian but it looked a bit heavy so I pulled some threads - easy on such a small scrap.
An adage ticket,some little 'flags' and a bought flower balance the buttons bottom left.
Three weeks ago I was on my way to Paris with a plan to meet up with Patty.
We weren't sure whether there would be transport strikes so were prepared to have a change of plan if necessary. As it turned out we met up outside the Tour Montparnasse and went through security to access the restaurant. The elevator goes up 56 floors in less than 40 seconds!!
Here we are just after meeting with the Gare Montparnasse in the background.
It was a very bright day and this was our view from the entrance door.
Jim and Tony found common ground in being photographers and craft hubbies - several looks exchanged and laughter, as Patty and I talked of saving napkins, doilies and other natural crafting behaviour!

Sacre Couer in the distance - Patty and I had a seeing double moment until we realised it was reflected in the mirrored areas separating some of the tables!!!
Les Invalides where Napoleon's tomb rests and where we visited with my in laws later that day. There is also quite a large Military Museum there too.
We saw our images reflected at the end of the restaurant - time for a selfie!

Our Venoisseries arrived in a little metal pot.
Did we get to see the travelling tea cup - you bet we did!!
Jim has done something very clever with the cup which I am sure Patty will include on her blog!
As you can imagine there was so much to talk about and the time passed all too quickly.
We exchanged gifts too, although I don't have a photo of the little memento holder I had made for Patty. I had made it small enough to fit into her purse(handbag) so I was rather embarrassed to see 
the amazing wall hanging and journal Patty gave me.

Aren't they both beautiful?
While we chatted the menfolk had fun taking photographs of the view below!
The Eiffel Tower with the Military School near the bottom of the photo and The Trocadero behind it.
The green area is the Tuileries gardens with the Petit Palais on the left and the Louvre on the right. The building with the green roof is the Opera.
Line 6 Metro is mainly overground and you get great views of the Eiffel Tower when you cross the Seine.
I hope you will join in with our new challenge at TIOT. The challenge runs for two weeks.

I am still struggling to catch up with visiting blogs as once we felt better we decided to go to our caravan where the connection has been dreadful - several comments lost before I could publish them!

Thanks once again for your good wishes, hope to visit soon!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...


Meggymay said...

A fabulous card Chris, love all the details. Awesome photos of your trip to Paris, you must have many happy memories to keep.
Yvonne xx

chrissie said...

A beautiful card with a very beautiful vintage photograph.

Thank you fo sharing your wonderful photographs as well

Love Chrissie xx

Dianne said...

What great that you got to meet up! Gorgeous photos, and Love your card. You are fortunate indeed to receive the pretty bag and journal from Patty. What a marvelous story...happy T Day!

Dianne said...

What great that you got to meet up! Gorgeous photos, and Love your card. You are fortunate indeed to receive the pretty bag and journal from Patty. What a marvelous story...happy T Day!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful texture and layers on your vintage card, love the sweet photo and design.

Margik said...

A lovely card with beautiful layers and a sweet photo!
Great photographs! Mar x

sirkkis said...

Really lovely vintage card, Chris. Love all you used on it, especially the cute photo and beautiful embellishment. Thanks for sharingyour gorgeous photos.
Have a great time xx

Linda Kunsman said...

gorgeous vintage card Chris!!! And merci beaucoup for sharing your beautiful, beautiful photos of Paris along with your lunch with Patty and Jim. It was so good to see these sights again. I remember staying at a small hotel right by the Opera house...memories...
Patty has gifted you with beautiful things too. Happy T day!

froebelsternchen said...

An amazing project dear Chris and wonderful photos! What lovely gifts from Patty!
Happy T-Day!
oxo Susi

Halle said...

Love the color and texture on your vintage inspired piece. So wonderful that you and Patty were able to meet in person. Lovely photos!
Happy T day!

Barb said...

An absolutely stunning card Chris with so much lovely detail. Thank you for sharing your absolutely wonderful photos. How lovely that you were able to meet up and what a beautiful gift. What happy memories you will have. Barbxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your card is beautiful and very vintage, too. My kind of look, most of the time.

I should have warned you about Patty. She is one of the most incredibly generous people I know. She always outdoes everything I've ever done for her. She is such an incredible person.

Ah! The traveling tea cup made it to France. I'm only mildly jealous and would have given anything to hide in your luggage, then jump out and say "surprise" when I saw the two of you together. Loved the selfie.

Thanks for sharing your incredible card, your wonderful photos of Paris, your meeting Patty and Jim, and the beautiful art Patty made for you during T this Tuesday. I laughed at the doily and napkin saving, because I do the exact same thing!

My name is Erika. said...

Wow- what a view! And how fun to meet Patty. What fun to have a little gift exchange too. Those are beautiful pieces atty gave you. You were very lucky to both be in Paris at the same time. I very much love your vintage photo piece too. :) Erika

Divers and Sundry said...

Wow!!! Now _that's_ a view! Happy T Tuesday :)

Lorraine said...

so glad you managed to meet up with patty and what a lovely view too

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Chris and what gorgeous photos... we really need to visit Paris again soon. Sacre Couer has to be one of my most favourite places in the world..We visited Les Invalides too..Your photos really made me smile and bring back some very happy memories, thank you. Love S xxxx

Lula said...

Stunning take on the theme Chris! Also love the vintage photo! Hugs!

~*~Patty S said...

Beautiful card you made and I am so lucky to have the precious momento holder you made for me! Just perfect Chris!
It is a delight to read your post because I can "hear" your voice now too = bonus!
Lovely photos and a perfect meeting.
Thanks again to you and Tony for helping us make a lasting memory from this wonderful trip.
It is going to take me awhile to settle down here.
It all seems like a lovely dream and I am not quite ready to wake up ♥
Happy T Day

Mrs.B said...

A gorgeous card Chris, and the hessian adds a lovely nostalgic look to the design.
Loved looking at the photos, it's a long time since I was last in Paris, great to see again.
Avril xx

Helen said...

oh thank you SO much for sharing these photos - happy memories of my trip for Version Scrap 2 years ago... what a wonderful view from the restaurant! Love the gift you received, too.

Redanne said...

Oh wow, what a wonderful post Chris and your photos are stunning, love the one of the Tower, it is amazing! Your card is so pretty too, the little girl image is lovely. I did smile at your 'boxes (plural) of bits... what are we crafters like?? Lol. I reckon your friend would be delighted with your gift, since it was made by you. The hanging is really lovely. Hugs, Anne xx

Sandy said...

I just read Patty's latest post and now your. There is no reason to have been embarrassed by your gift - I thought it a fabulous memento all to itself. Oh how fantastic - two of my favorite people meeting up in Paris. Memories you both will cherish.

Beautifully made card - the image is so sweet. I do love the way you have layered up your card - Everything is placed perfectly and so much texture. I would love to touch it!! Bravo Chris!!
Sandy xx

Lisca said...

What a lovely vintage looking card! And a great tip about taking out some threads. I shall remember that. Thanks.
Your Paris trip must have been wonderful. And fab that you met uup with Patty. I love all the photographs and thank you for pointing out the places of interest. You had a fantastic view from up there.
Yes, that is a beautiful wall hanging.
Thank you for visiting and happy T Day!

johanna said...

cool idea to remove some threads from the hessian - Looks good!
and so glad you had a nice time to remember paris with patty!

Cazzy said...

Thanks for sharing your amazing experience with us, and the lovely photos! I have never been to France, not been anywhere much apart from Prague 10 years ago! I guess I may never travel now.

Love your card, and the gifts you got from Patty too!

Cazzy x

Words and Pictures said...

What fabulous views over the city - magical - thanks for sharing all the fun. And what lovely gifts from Patty.

Your card is simply charming - wonderful layered collaging of the textures and delightful image. I love the buttons and bow too.
Alison x

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful vintage card with super textures. What a lovely gift to treasure from Patty.
Hugs, Julie x

Marjut said...

A beautiful card!

zandra said...

So, pretty and love always seeing your other photos.
Hugz, Z