Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Putting on the Ritz

As promised I am back with some photos from my recent trip to The Ritz in London. My DD bought a voucher as a treat for my Mum's birthday last year and it has taken us all this time to co ordinate 3 generations of girls to get together.
We finally managed this a couple of Thursdays ago.
My Hb and I had dinner at the Ritz at few years ago for our wedding anniversary so we knew what to expect. Even so, the sight of the Palm Court, where afternoon tea is held is just splendid.
We were shown to our table and given the menu for the brands of tea on offer and of course it would have been rude not to have endulged in a glass of champagne.

We were served delicious sandwiches, cakes and of course scones with clotted cream and homemade jam.
In the most sumptuous surroundings 

Even the teapots have the Ritz logo

 It really was the most delightful afternoon.
My Mum and my daughter were on great form and we chatted for England.

So my card today I think is very apt. I used a Stamping Bella stamp which I coloured with Inktense Pencils and then paper pieced their dresses. The sentiment comes with this fun stamp I stamped and embossed it. I die cut the bottle of champers and added some pink  bling and hearts.

What a great sentiment....Us girls really did have fun ;0)

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Stamping Bella colour inspiration I tried to get all the colours of the palette onto my focal.
Allsorts Pink
Sweet stampin spots/ of my girls is wearing a spotty floral dress.
Ribbon Girl 1/3 any image
Noor 2/3 fully loaded or CAS CAS or fully loaded this time I have gone for clean and simple.
Addicted to stamps and more anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday think pink
Artistic Inspirations anything goes

Thanks for visiting and for you kind comments that you take the time to leave.  I would also like to extend a warm welcome to my newest follower...thanks for joining me on my creative journey. The beautiful sunshine continues and the leaves on the trees are looking stunning in their autumnal glory.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. WOW Jane ...Thank you so much for sharing all the gorgeous photos and my isnt that chap super handsome!! So wonderful it must have been to be with your mom and daughter!!!
    Dr Sonia

  2. Such a fabulous card and so apt too! Love the paper piecing! Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  3. Oh Jane, I am so jealous, going to The Ritz for afternoon tea is on my bucket list. This must have been an amazing afternoon sharing precious memories with your loved ones. Such an apt card too. Fab post and thanks for sharing all your wonderful photos.
    Julie x

  4. Your card is sheer perfection hun and I bet that was a really lovely treat. The waiter was very diligent, by the look of it, and I bet he was lovely with your mum and daughter too xx

  5. Such a lovely treat for your Mum, so nice to celebrate with your Mum and daughter together.
    Love the card, fabulous image and perfect sentiment.
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  6. What a fabulous day Jane. We had tea here a few years ago for our 25th anniversary and we weren't allowed to take photographs (this was in the days before phones had such good cameras lol) Your card is super, I love paper piecing, it's always so effective xx

  7. wonderful.....what a fabulous treat for your Mum... and for you and M too!! The cakes look delicious. :) The setting really is from a bygone age...just beautiful.
    Love your little card, that song was on the radio 2 today, I was singing along...loved Cyndi Lauper!!
    V x

  8. Ok, not jealous at all - wow!!! Of course I'm lying, that looks incredible - and the card is so apt!! Fabulous!
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  9. What a beautiful place to have tea and desserts. My eyes widened when I saw those desserts especially that chocolate one with the cherry...i'm drooling right now. Your card is perfect for the day you had and love it!

  10. A really pretty creation and perfect for our 'Pink' theme at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  11. Beautiful card Sue, along with the gorgeous cake!! Your Stamping Bella card is adorable with super colours along colours and a beautiful design along with simple background design!!

    Heather xx

  12. What a special treat to have afternoon tea at the Ritz with your mum and your daughter! Everything looks so gorgeous, and the little cakes look especially delicious. Lovely card too....and so true!
    Helen xox

  13. Great card and wonderful pictures! Thank you for entering our pink challenge at Allsorts this week.

  14. Hello dear Jane,

    Wow! That afternoon tea looks simply divine, no wonder you girls loved it! Starting with champagne and ending those cakes... Nothing more needed. Love your card too - and just like V, I now have a happy cindylauper-earworm :)

    Have a lovely week, busy busy busy with those special b-day preps!


  15. What a wonderful outing and thank you so much for sharing these marvelous pictures with us Jane!

  16. Wow, what an amazing day out at the Ritz and it all looks so elegant...just like your fabulous card! This image is a fave of mine and I love the glam touches you added to your design :-)
    Thanks for playing along with our challenge at The Ribbon Girl!
    Kat x

  17. Lovely card and looks like you all had a super day.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Pink' Challenge and good luck x Susan x

  18. What a super treat - I'm very envious! and I love your card too. Thank you so much for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

    Emma - DT Member

  19. Oh love those girls! Beautiful!
    Thank Your for playing along with Addicted To Stamps & More Challenge!

  20. What a fantastic treat...Would I was my Dutch eyes this looks so English...can I say that....and your card is so cute....beautiful
    Thanx for joining us at Noor Design UK.
    xxx Plony

  21. I love this image Jane and perfect for a CAS card.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Noor Design UK.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  22. This is one of the reasons I try to catch up after getting behind! I wouldn't have wanted to miss this for the world! Wonderful card but that tea was glorious!!! I could have eaten that whole tray by myself!! Do you get seconds with those teeny, tiny sandwiches!!!!
    Sandy xx

  23. I missed this originally! What a wonderful experience for you three 'girlies'. And your card is perfect Jane!


    Di xx


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