Monday, 20 January 2014

Scrapbook Tuesday - T stands for Toys!

Hello There

Third Tuesday of 2014 and so far so good.  I have joined in with Tea on Tuesdays and "met" lots of lovely peeps and shared some of my special cups too.  This week is no exception.  So without further ado......


Another layout of my Hubby some 20 years ago when I bought him a Scalextric set from a chappie in work who was selling his and his son's sets.  I was looking at buying a set for Hubby anyway and got a great bargain.  The long shot you can see is the hallway after it had already gone round the lounge.  We had it in the dining room too but  we couldn't run up the hallway quick enough so we had to shorten it.  We we also able to turn the lights out as the cars and track lit up.  The funniest thing was to put a tennis ball on a car and watch our first dog Sputnik chase after the car!!  So funny.

And my cup?  It contains Devon tea, or should I say it did!  Hubby's Jelly Belly mug.  He is a bit of a Jelly Belly fan!  Can you spot that we actually had some sunshine on Sunday morning I took these photos?

The paper is MME and doesn't it match the wallpaper well?  The black cardstock is Bazzill.  The "Happiness is" is from Cosmo Cricket cards.  Elf and Safety and stars are Papermania.

The title was cut from TH die and then glossy accents over the top.

This little Love embellishment is East of India which I bought a while ago waiting for the right layout to pop it on to.  And a NBIS "Just for You"  stamp from Theresa Collins set.  

Off to see what adventures Elizabeth and Bleubeard have had this Tuesday over a cup of tea and as some of the black cardstock is from my Snippets box I am off to see the peeps at the Snippets Playground.  As the sun has been out today I am hoping the playground has dried up a little.

Thanks for calling by.

Hettie

20 comments:

Denise Price said...

Cool mug! My husband is a Jelly Belly fan, too, as it happens. Nice work on your scrapbook page. Happy T Day!

Bonnie said...

What a fun memory! Love the mug!

Kate said...

I love that MME paper. So perfect for a guy! A great layout.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the layout and the story to go with it. I laughed at the dog chasing after the tennis ball on top of the car. Such fun! Big boy toys are fun (so are big girl toys too--woot!) That jelly belly mug rocks! Don't let my hubby see or else he'll need one.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Very impressive layout. I'm not a scrapbooker, but I always appreciate a good layout when I see it. I love how you matted the photos with darker paper. And I agree the MME paper matches the wallpaper.

What a cute mug. I've only had Jelly Bellies once in my life, and I loved them. Not sure why I haven't looked for them again, because they are hard to find in Wichita, KS.

Thanks for sharing memories and T(ea) today.

Vicki Miller said...

I love your jelly belly cup! My husband builds model railways and they run all around the house too! Hey - T stands for trains too, I suppose!

Krisha said...

Oh Hettie your story is priceless!

Your layout is wonderful, what good times huh?

I would definitely be snatching that cup it is so cute.

Happy T-day

SARN said...

Another fab layout from the Master Scrapper. x

see you there! said...

Great card. I have never heard of a Scalextric set but I can identify with the Jelly Belly mug. I've a fan of the jellies too.

Darla

Divers and Sundry said...

what a cute cup!

Linda said...

visiting from T on Tuesday. I love the jelly belly mug-what fun! Really nice scrapbook page too-yes-boys and their toys...:):)

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous layout. The image of your dog chasing one of the cars with a tennis ball attached to it - lol! thank you x

Halle said...

Lovely scrapbook page. That paper is gorgeous!
Happy Tuesday!

Di said...

Brilliant Sam! Love the layout, laughed at your tale and that mug is super! I wonder why you called your doggy Sputnik then? Hmm.

Hugs, Di xx

~*~Patty S said...

what a fun mug
and lovely way to honor memories with your lovely scrapbook page!

Happy T Day to you
oxo

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Adorable mug for drinking your tea! Enjoyed the story about your dog chasing the tennis ball around the track. Happy T Day!

butterfly said...

I love that you had the race track all the way round the house!! I really hope we'll be able to rendezvous some day, either here or in CZ - I've a feeling we've plenty in common toys-wise!!

Great layout, and lovely papers.
Alison x

Jules said...

Hi Hettie

This is brilliant.

A great layout and a great post too .. .. loved reading the story behind it all.

Great elements, colours and embellishments and of course that little love embellishment is super scrummy!

Hope all is good with you.

Love Jules xx

Dianne said...

Really cute scrapbook page! and love that jelly belly mug...

Rita said...

I am so late! My son had a race car track and that photo brought back those memories. Belated Happy T-Day! :)