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Old 12-08-2018, 02:29 AM   #1
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Default MMTPT544 ~ December 25, 2018 ~ Bridging the Years

WELCOME TO TEAPOT TUESDAY CHALLENGE MMTPT544

Bridging the Years


Anyone is welcome to play in the weekly Teapot Challenge - the more, the merrier! You automatically become a “TEApotter” the first time you play. Where will you find ]inspiration? Will it be from the teapot or from the challenge theme itself? Remember, your participation in Destination Station is 100% voluntary and not a requirement. Just have fun!


It's the last Tuesday of the month, so it's Tickle a Teapotter time once again and as we close out the year with the last Teapot Tuesday of 2018, I am your hostess. The team and I would like to thank you all for your participation in the challenges through the year. Your cards mean so much to so many - and we look forward to sending to many more destination next year. I think the "kindness of strangers" speaks a lot to people.


As I was musing on a theme for this month's tickle, I thought I couldn't do much better than revisit the title of the challenge that I used for the TLC challenge on Christmas Day last year - Bridging the Years. I know, I know - it's only the 25th and there's another week till the New Year, but it's our last TPT of the year and it's a good opportunity to look backwards over the last year and forwards to next year. In real life, bridges are something I love, though I'm not a fan of walking or driving over the higher ones! I've often thought I'd like to do a photo project of the different bridges across the river Liffey which flows through Dublin, but so far I've only got the ones near work . The simplest bridge could be merely a log over a stream, but think of some the amazing feats of engineering that have created modern bridges. In the States you have your covered bridges, which always fascinate me, as we have nothing like them here. Polly told us about the Hastings Bridge in her write-up for her card to Ruth a couple of weeks back. Think of the all bridges we have created, connecting with other people through sending our cards out each week...
When looking for a suitable teapot, I did find a classic bridge I think many of us would recognise instantly - the one in the Weeping Willow china design, but I have gone with the Tower Bridge in London.

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Challenge translation. You can either create a card featuring an image of a bridge...or you could use either of these techniques:
BRIDGE CARD ~ I promise they are super-easy AND they fold flat for mailing
GAP CARD

EPEC: (extra points for extra cookies): Share a bridge of your own - either share a photo of a real life physical bridge which you particularly like in the challenge thread here, or tell us about a metaphorical connection made through stamping. I've continued to send cards through the year to Betty, who was one of our destinations back in January, and have been thrilled to receive a couple of letters and cards back from her.


DESTINATION STATION:
This week our destination is each other! Once a month, we send our cards to each other!

Check out THIS NEW THREAD in the TEApot Tuesday Extras Forum. If you are participating in the card exchange please go to this thread and follow the instructions. Make sure to sign up by bedtime on Saturday 29th of December, as I will do the draw when I have time on Sunday 30th - although I realise there probably won't be any mail collections till Jan 2.


Here is my card: MMTPT544 Why Did the Duck Cross the Bridge?
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Be sure to use KEYWORD MMTPT544 in your upload and post a comment here so we can all see your card!

Do you know someone that could use some well wishes, encouragement or all around warm fuzzies? Consider nominating them as a guest of honor (a.k.a. destination station) for an upcoming tea party. Post your request HERE or send a PM to jacqueline.
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Merry Christmas to all in Teapotter-ville. Not expecting to see many cards today but as it's a Tickle week we have all week for creating.

My duck crossed the bridge to get to the tea party with her friends, of course.
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Old 12-25-2018, 01:40 AM   #3
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Merry Christmas Teapotters! Here is my card for the challenge.

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Here's mine: Simple Beauty

And Sabrina since you mentioned the Spiral Bridge that was in my hometown of Hastings, MN I thought I would include a picture of it . You can read more about it here


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Merry Christmas to all of you, I've got 10 minutes to upload and comment so will be quickly

I made 2 cards one with the bridge fold and one with the gap

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Merry Christmas sweet SCS friends! I haven't made my card yet...still thinking about this one. Good challenge Sabrina. Meanwhile, here is a picture of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in Wilmington, NC which bridges two counties over the Cape Fear River. As a matter of fact, we just crossed over it yesterday to come to my parent's house. It's a lift bridge...the entire middle section lifts up to allow tall boats and barges to pass. Luckily, they usually announce the bridge openings on the news because everything gets backed up for a while.

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I'm crossing a bridge suspended over the rain forest in Maui for a zipline!
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Our Napoleon Bridge in the Pyrenees where my son and many others practice bungee jumping
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Sabrina I think having bridges was a fantastic idea. At first I thought of the Golden State Bridge, and then it hit me; War Eagle Mill (about 30 minutes from me); it is one of the last if not the last mill that is working in AR. My Great-Grandfather owned one like this when my grandmother was a little girl. You can see the bridge in this picture, it is wooden and steel.

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Here's mine!!

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Great challenge this week, Sabrina. Here is my card -

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Thanks for a fun challenge Sabrina. Other than the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which always looks amazing on New Years eve, I don't think we have any spectacular looking bridges, certainly nothing of great height.


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Here is a bridge from my hometown...this bridge goes over the Menomonee River and is at the end of the street that I live on.
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and here is our mighty Menomonee Falls....yes, that is what we're named after. I suspect it was a little more mighty back in the day.
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And finally, this is what the bridge leads to...Lime Kiln Park. We used to have three of these ovens, the middle one was too decrepit to restore. I'm happy we have these two. When I was a child, they were not fenced in, falling apart and too inviting for people to climb on. One of our first industries was lime bricks.
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A little late to the tea party but thrilled at the challenge. Thanks Sabrina! I altered the pic before posting it, but here's the finished product:

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Here is my card for the challenge. As Susie said - Sydney Harbour Bridge on New Year's Eve.

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Susie, the lower the bridge the better in my book. The one I was trying to find a photo of is a simple brick bridge over a river in a castle park. I know I have plenty of photos but might have to resort to scanning a pre-digital one. I always wished I could paint well enough to paint it.

Jean, thanks for your photos. The old kilns look fascinating.
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I love old railroad bridges. We saw a lot on our travels and I don't seem to have a single photo. I've loved seeing the pictures here. Great challenge Sabrina.
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Well, that was a trip down memory lane. I got out my photo album for Birr Castle Demesne and found a photo from a trip with DH and my parents - that must have been many moons ago - a very youthful looking DH and my parents on the bridge. However, using my blog to identify dates I visited more recently, I was able to locate some more recent digital photos in my files, so here is one in summer and two in winter. Much of the grounds in the estate are managed woodland and prairie, the rivers running through it are shallow and slow-flowing, so the bridge is no great height. But it's one I have always loved - in the sunshine, the brick is a mellow golden yellow.







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Sabrina, what a fabulous challenge this is and a great way to end the year too! I sure have enjoyed seeing everyone's pics of these fabulous bridges. I made 2 versions of the same card for this wonderful challenge:

Lavender version: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/g...6241?nocache=1

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Sabrina this was a great challenge! I learned how to make a Gap card. Thank You! I also posted a picture of a suspension bridge earlier. I love seeing all the bridge pictures.
Here's my gap card "It's a Zoo":

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Fun challenge, Sabrina! Here's my card, MMTPT544 LOL . I used the bridge fold.

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Here's my card. I did the Gap fold, and worked it into the scene on the card

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Finally got it done and photographed. Sabrina, I used your instructions for the bridge card from last year. Here's the card: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/g...&ppuser=165893

I was so focused on doing a bridge card I'd forgotten you were focusing on real bridges until I went to link up. Chattanooga, where I moved a few years ago, is a big bridge city because the Tennessee River runs through the middle of the city. There's even a bike race called the Seven Bridges Race (or something similar -- Chattanooga is a big biking city as well as a bridge city), so I guess there must be at least 7 bridges in town. One bridge is pedestrian only. It's called the Walnut Street bridge, and here's a photo I found through Google:
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Real bridges were a bonus but not mandated! It's been interesting seeing all the photos of the real ones. We have I think two pedestrian bridges over the river that runs tgrothr Dublin, and I think the most recent one might be trams only and pedestrians. That bridge looks very smart in those colours.
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I've loved this challenge and have enjoyed seeing all the pictures here. And I'm going to try attempt a bridge fold and gap card next year! Thanks for the fun challenge Sabrina and for our tickle destinations.
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This was a real challenge for me but I loved it and hope the recipient does, too! Thank you for so much fun in 2018!

Here's my last card for 2018:
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