Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Happy 50th Birthday Darling..

Hello there!

Have I mentioned that it was Mr Hettie's 50th Birthday recently?  No? I am sure I have.

Anyways, he wanted a quiet affair, no fuss, just him and me and definitely no party (we are both agreed on that for ANY big birthdays - including mine!)

So here is his card...

See.  No big 50 on there.  Just an Artistic Outpost moose, a sentiment with no name on the stamp, some Kaisercraft pearls and some string.  No fuss!  I think it hit the instruction don't you?

Can you believe the cream cardstock on the front and on the inside is all the same colour?  It is I assure you.

The embossing folder is gorgeous isn't it?  No idea which one as it is one I borrowed from my Buddy.  After I had photographed the inside I decided it looked too plain so added a small 50 in gold, then promptly wrote in it before I took another photo so I am not sharing that now!

Thanks for popping over. 


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Scrapbook Tuesday - T stands for Together....

Hello There

Gosh it doesn't seem a week since last Tuesday!  I am pretty sure I have not been round all my visitors from last Tuesday's post yet as this last week just flew by so fast!  Hubby and I had some time out together and so I didn't venture near the puter very much!  I apologise now if I haven't and will ensure I catch up over the next few days.

So down to today's offering and as usual I am sharing my cuppa with Elizabeth HERE.....

A layout I did of my Dad, my Sister, my Nephew and our latest family member Dylan. Four generations together.  

Some close ups of my mug of today.  It is my Head Gardener mug. Hubby had an Under Gardener one too but that went a looooong time ago!  I am drinking some Glengettie tea, so this photo was a first thing in the morning brew!

For this layout I used a piece of VOS MME patterned paper which is part of their Washing Line papers.  I found a long snippet of turquoise cardstock and managed to get three rosettes and a partial strip of lace cut out.  In truth it is not quite the full length so I have tucked the gap under the photo!  Shhh!  Don't tell anyone!  The strip of lace is VOS and was the last of a strip of sticky backed lace pieces, but the sticky was not good any more.  The ribbons under the photo are an ensemble from the Snippets drawer which I then doodled round and the Love came from a mixed set of wooden words bought many years ago and only a few have so far been used.

The 4 Generations was cut using my Cricut using a snippet of Bazzill which was then covered with Distress Stickles.  I had one of those scary moments when the Cricut kept saying that the word was too big, so I had to keep altering the size until it would cut!  Phew!

Thanks for popping by.  As I have already stated, I am joining Elizabeth and Bleubeard with T on Tuesday as well as calling by the Snippets Playground as I have used a fair amount on here.  I hope you are enjoying the rest of this short working week!


Monday, 21 April 2014

Don't you love Serendipity Moments?

Hello there!

I hope everyone who celebrates Easter has had a lovely one.  Here at Hettie Towers it has been a very nice looong weekend.  It was Mr Hettie's 50th Birthday last week so we both extended the weekend a little in order to coincide with some time together for his Birthday.  I will share photos shortly.

We also did not have anything planned, other than a very nice Dinner with friends on Saturday night and so I have been able to just "potter" between garden, Chickens, house (including the dreaded "H" word) and also my Craft Room.

Now I come to today's sharing with you.  Last weekend I was in Portsmouth on a Quilting/Girlie weekend, it being the AGM of QGBI and there were a few demonstrations of techniques, one of which interested me greatly. I wanted to give this a go and found an abandoned quilt block and tried it out with success.  

However, I know I really need to master mitering corners of quilts, so I had a rummage for some fabric and another abandoned block and came across a piece of fabric.  As I ironed it I realised it was the perfect size for my little pillow which I use and which helps stop my neck trouble, and which only has one cover!  Hey presto, the original use was abandoned and a new cover was born.
I just love those serendipity moments don't you?

The fabric is VOS and was used to back a quilt I made which went to an orphanage in one of the former Yugoslav countries in the early 1990s (told you it was old).  As it is possibly classed as a Snippet (well it was left over) I am taking it down to the Snippets Playground in order that anyone who is feeling tired after all the sunshine and frolics today may use it!  The lace was also a piece of VOS which was just about the right size.  

Thanks for calling by.  Now that most of the tooing and froing has been carried out for this month, I should hopefully be able to catch up and call by real soon!


Friday, 18 April 2014

Friday Funny

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Tee Hee!  I am sure that we have all been in this situation at some time! 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Scrapbooking Tuesday.....T stands for Friends

Hello there!  

Yep!  It is still Tuesday so I can still (just) get in on the Tea on Tuesday malarky with my mate Elizabeth and Bleubeard!   I was going to post this at lunchtime but the sun was shining so brightly outside my office  window I just had to go an enjoy some and get some vitamin D.  Never mind I am here now.  

Today I am sharing another layout, and the last of my Wedding Album (though I may sneak some more pages in later as I have so many left!).........

Yep - four mates from school.  Helen (in the mustard dress) on the left, I first met when we went to Fairwater Comprehensive (High School), Sarah, next, is my longest friend.  We met when her family moved into the row above our house when we were just three.  Helen on my left and I met when she moved from North Wales to her cousin's house near to mine, and her cousin asked me if I would look after her.  I still correspond with Helen (mustard dress) as she lives in Yorkshire, and Sarah and I saw each other only last Sunday, but unfortunately the other Helen I have not seen for some time.

And here is my mug.  I do like Eeyore - we have the same view of life in some respects.  I am drinking my large coffee having just returned from work!

I used some more papers from the wedding album kit along with some Snippets, McCall punch, Sizzix dies, Cricut, glossy accents, Hampton Art glitter, pearls, TH stamp, Memento ink, Tonic die, vellum and button.

Can you see the vellum peeking from the top of the photo using my new (shhhh!) NBUS Tonic die.  I just love this one (Regal Circle Doily).  I can see a LOT of uses for this one!

I do like this flourish die from Sizzix - I use it so much.  A good die is worth it's weight in gold don't you think?  The layered flower is not used quite so much, yet I don't know why as it is lovely.  

Thanks for calling by and letting me waffle again!  I do hope you have found some inspiration from my post and wafflings.  Feel free to join us over at Elizabeth's for a cuppa and natter.  Also, to the Snippets Playground for a play on the virtual rides.  You may even get to feed Puggles - our new Platypus who seems to want constant feeding!  If I can get him to stay still I will try and get a photo of him to share!


Monday, 14 April 2014

At it again...

Hello there

I do hope, wherever you are, you are enjoying this wonderful weather that we are having right now.  

Sorry I have not been around much but I was away in Portsmouth this weekend for the QGBI AGM (Quilters Guild of the British Isles) and saw lots of beautiful quilts, attended some lectures, bought some new fabrics as well as a book, ate lots of food and had a glass or two of vino!  

Whilst I was playing the other two I also made another card, which I could not share as it was for someone.  So here it is now.....

I used Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Broken China and Peacock Feathers DIs to make the strip.  An unnamed stamp for the sentiment and my TH stamp for the flourishes.  Some bling and chomp of the corners and another card was born.

I hear that our Platypus has been causing trouble - something with needing constant feeding.  I can take over again now as I am back!

Thanks for calling by. I am off over to the Playground now to share this.  I did wonder if Miss actually heard me when I passed by her stomping ground to and from the weekend?


Friday, 11 April 2014

Friday Funny

In a Podiatrist's office:
"Time wounds all
a Septic Tank Truck:
Yesterday's Meals on
On a Plumber's truck:
"We repair what
your husband fixed."
On another Plumber's truck:
"Don't sleep with a
drip. Call your plumber."
On a Church's Bill board:
"7 days without God
makes one weak."
At a Tyre Store ?
"Invite us to
your next blowout."
On an Electrician's truck:
"Let us remove
your shorts."
In a Non-smoking Area:
"If we see
smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action."
On a Maternity Room door:
"Push. Push.
At an Optometrist's Office:
"If you don't see
what you're looking for, you've come to the right place."
On a Taxidermist's window:
"We really know
our stuff."
On a Fence:
welcome! Dog food is expensive!"
At a Car Dealership:
"The best way to
get back on your feet - miss a car payment."
Outside a Car Exhaust Store:
"No appointment
necessary. We hear you coming."
In a Vets waiting room:
"Be back in 5 minutes.
Sit! Stay!"
In a Restaurant window:
"Don't stand there
and be hungry; come on in and get fed up."
In the front yard of a Funeral Home:
"Drive carefully. We'll wait.."
And don't forget the sign at a
"Best place in
town to take a leak."
Sign on the back of
yet another
Septic Tank Truck:
"Caution - This
Truck is full of Political Promises"