Tuesday, 11 March 2014

T stands for ..... My Dad Scrapbook Tuesday

Hello there Peeps

OK!  Who stole the big round yellow shiny thing that was in the sky yesterday?  It IS still dry but it is a tad chillier here today.  

So today is Tuesday.  Day 4 of no-rain-since-October-phenomonon!  That means it is time for me to share a layout and a cuppa with my friend Elizabeth and Bleubeard.  

So here goes.....

This photo was taken on Christmas Eve.  Yes it is my Dad!  The cup one of my favourites which portrays a picture of a poster that was around on railways in times gone past.  Hubby bought it for me on one of our trips to York Railway Museum.  It was not the last trip so must be around 7 1/2 years old now.  And no chips!  I cannot bear chips in cups and if I find one the cup has to go!  No sentimentalities about it - out it goes.  If a handle goes I move them upstairs in my craft room for water or brushes, if it is a special one! No chips though!  Got that?  The tea is good ole' Glengettie - a Welsh brew!

This picture below is a better representation of the colours.  The background piece is a VOS sheet of Kaisercraft I bought a while ago and have not used.  Tut Tut!  I just love Nutcrackers.  I had a rummage in my Snippets box as well as the box with my Guernsey album in and found lots of long strips of plain cardstock, as well as the cream piece (second from left) which was left on my desk from the mini ATC album I shared last week.
I stamped the background sheet with two Crafty Individuals stamps and inked around the edge.  I punched the purple/red TH strip with my EK Success punch and sanded it to show the core, likewise I sanded the orange and green strips too.  
The tiny rosettes are VOS from K&Company bought many MANY moons ago and the little stars are off the same sheet too.  The wooden DAD is from a pack bought in The Works a long time ago.  There is something new on here though - the die I cut the star from.  The star paper is a Snippet though, and once attached I stickled around the star using a black stickle.
I added the string on the photo 'cos my Dad always has string in his pocket, as well as some rubber bands.  A star, well, that is my Dad! and a tag with the date on.  The "Full of Joy" is from Cosmo Cricket.

Dobby insisted on standing still (for once) and having his photo taken so he could say "Hi" to my friends and especially Bleubeard!

Thank you for popping in.  I hope you like my layout.  I shall find out if Dad does on the weekend!  Off to join my friends over at Elizabeth's with my cuppa.  I am also taking the layout over to the Snippets Playground as there was a plethora of Snippets used on this layout, including the string which came from a the tag on my new shopping bag!




Halle said...

Lovely layout...even if nutcracker kind of give me the creeps. ;) The rosettes are awesome!
Happy Tuesday

Divers and Sundry said...

that cup is so cute!

tell dobby "hi" for me, and give him a little scritch behind the ear for me if he likes that kind of thing :)

SARN said...

Terrific layout Sam. Like all the embellishments you've used.

Well done for standing still long enough for Sam to take a photo of you Dobby.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

~*~Patty S said...

Fabulous page honoring your handsome father...you are so lucky to have him ♥
Dobby is a precious guy too!
Happy T Day to you

Denise Price said...

This page is a nice homage to your dad. The nutcracker paper has so much character, and I like the strong vertical design of the layout. Happy T Day!

PS Hi to Dobby! What a great name. :)

Krisha said...

Happy T-day!
I'm rather in love with this LO and how you embellished it. Very handsome man, your Dad is too.

Linda said...

Happy T day! Your layout is very beautiful -love that you added the string for a special, personal touch. I adore your Dobby-and think he should get a little treat-from me:)
PS- I took that big yellow ball and it's warming things up quite nicely today-although that's supposed to change dramatically tom.!

Di said...

Super layout Sam! Great piccie of your Pop - and Dobby can come and play in the Playground anytime! Mrs A can be on baggie duty :)

Hugs, Di xx

lisa said...

It was me!!!!! We have had unbroken sunshine for 3 days now, love it!!!! I'll send a little bit back to you though!
It's a lovely LO, Sam and a great photo of your Dad.
I always keep broken mugs as pencil pots, I hate throwing them away!
Hugs Lisax

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I promise I didn't steal that big yellow thing in the sky, but maybe it is hiding in the same place as that Malaysian airplane that no one can find.

On a more serious note (do I ever get serious?), I adore that scrapbook page you made for your dad. I always love the back story and the string tells how much you love and know your dad.

Bleubeard is smiling and wants to meet Dobby. What a fun time they would have, Dobby who isn't camera shy, and Bleubeard who is.

Thanks for this lovely post you shared for T(ea) today. BTW, I like that mug, but I would keep any you throw out, since I make mosaics for broken ceramics.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a difference a word makes. That last part should read FROM broken ceramics, not FOR broken ceramics.

Ariel said...

Such a wonderful layout with your Dad's photo!
I think we in NJ stole that yellow round thing-:) We have 62F here today, after a looong time.

Nancy said...

Your layout is awesome, love all the designing :) I'm sure he'll love it!
Happy Tea Tuesday :)

Rita said...

I don't scrapbook, but it looks great to me. :)
No chips, cracks, or broken handles in my house--LOL! ;)
Happy T-Day!

Kyla said...

Great layout, i had you down as more of a bone china cup and saucer girl!! ;-)


Kathleen said...

Great scrapbooking.

Kath x

Myriam Kozik said...

Happy T-Day!
Nice layout! I am sure your Dad will love it. Funny what's in your Dad's pocket. Love that sweet shot of Dobby as well.

dawn said...

The big yellow shiny thing is missing at my house too, and I hear some white stuff is coming very soon. Not good news at all is it. I guess winter is loving us and wants to stick around even if we don't feel the same way. lol

How sweet this layout is, love the paper and the story. I bet he will enjoy it too.

Hope it was a good day for you! Happy T Day!

Dianne said...

A wonderful page of memories! so lovely, and I have to say your dad has a rather nice beard...very Santa-ish! Happy T day!

Sue said...

This is fab Sam! I'm the same as you cup has a chip out it goes !!! lol huggles Sue xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh how nice to see Dobby. That's a fabulous layout for your dad. I like how even the string has meaning.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Keep those plethoras coming, girl! I think your layout of your Dad is just marvelous, Sam! It really shows your love for him in every little detail. The bit of string made my eyes tear up, it's just so perfect. Thanks, too, for sharing precious Dobby!! And I got it, no chips!!! Hugs, Darnell

Irene said...

Hello Sam, your layout is brilliant
and what a lovely picture of your Dad. The nutcracker images are brilliant, oooooooooo Dobby is a darling.

Karen Petitt said...

The Nutcrackers are stunning! Really gorgeous page! Eddy is wagging his tail at your Dobby, I won't let him out in the playground he jumps up and on peeps too much xx

Kate said...

Great layout. I love the nutcrackers!

Jenny L said...

just popped over from the snippets playground to say how very lovely this creation is.
Now you mentioned that certain make of tea, my that took me back to when my children were younger and I lived in South Wales, and always used that superb tea.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

butterfly said...

What a lovely photo of your dad - he's all twinkly! Fab layout, and I love that he's a star to you.
Alison xx