Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Scrapbook Tuesday ...Tea on Tuesday...T stands for BirThday Boy!

Hello There Tuesday!!

Yep!  Tuesday again and a warm sunny day here in Wales - now don't feint!

Today I am linking my post up with Elizabeth and her Buddy Bleubeard at Tea on Tuesday.  So first up my errr "tea" which came in a brown bottle and had lots of fruit and err.....cider in!  It is Swedish and absolutely gorgeous.  It did not seem too alcoholic...hic!

Behind the glass and bottle is a pot which I brought in from the porch the other day.  Can you guess what is in it?  Bettchya you can't...
An Amarylis in June!  It used to come up at Christmas and then for the last two years it hasn't come up at all.  Whilst discussing it with my Dad, who knows all about horticultural stuff, he said that it is probably past it, maybe too cold in the porch and that I should bin it.  Well, typical me, I hadn't "got round" to it and blow me when it starting firing leaves and then I could see a stem coming up!  Glad I didn't listen that time!

Rightio!  On to my Scrapbook offering...

A double layout which took me ALL flippin' day on Saturday as there was a fair bit of procraftinating going on between myself and my Buddy Mandy!  I am mighty pleased with it though I have to say.

The event was Mr Hettie's 50th Birthday Surprise Outing.  This railway is only about 20 miles away from home, yet we had never been up there before.  I was trying to rack my brain as to where to go as I didn't want to spend the day in the car and it was a great idea.  I just gave Mr the sat nav code and off we went.

I used a plethora of dies and goodies on this layout, including MME - paper, Bazzill - Cardstock, Sizzix - plane, enjoy, stars, Spellbinder - sign, circles, Tim Holtz - Rosettes, cogs (NBUS), stickles, DIs, Cricut - lettering, Stampin Up - bunting, Paperartsy - stamping on the tag, There are also some Snippets.

A lickle bit of a close up.
These tickets Hubby brought home from a Flea Market in town.  There weren't many but I love 'em.

Right then.  That is today's waffle finished.  I am also linking this up with the Snippets Playground and Simon Says Stamp as I see their theme is "anything goes"!  Wahoo!

Thanks for calling by.  Thanks also to my latest Followers Kathy and Donna.  Someone else followed me recently but I do not know who you are as I cannot find your name/picture.  Thank you all.


PS Pelase excuse the not so brilliant pics, I took them on a bright sunny Sunday with my tablet - not as good as my Canon!


see you there! said...

Pretty early in the morning here for me to try that drink. Better stick to my water, LOL! I like trains so would have had fun on your adventure. You did a great layout.


Linda K said...

Your Swedish drink sounds very interesting Hettie. That amaryllis is gorgeous!! I was surprised to see it in bloom this time of year:) Great scrapbook layouts-nice compositions. Happy T day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was quite impressed with your "Green Thumb" skills. Way to go.

What an impressive scrapbook layout. I watched in awe as each of those dies added something more to the pages. I think I need one of those machines. Your layering and matting was spectacular, and the way you cut and positioned each of the photos was stunning. Very impressive pages.

Thanks for sharing your art, your lovely amaryllis, and your drink, drank, drunk with us this week for T.

Divers and Sundry said...

I love it when plants surprise me by coming back that way. That's a beautiful flower!

SARN said...

Brilliant layouts Sam. Fab reminder of the day.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Krisha said...

Hi Hettie,
Wonderful LOs, trains fascinate me.

That Amaryllis is just gorgeous!

Robyn said...

interesting drink! loe the color and the color of the amaryllis !
We'll take our T;s wherever we can find them!

~*~Patty S said...

Your cider looks really tasty...
we enjoyed a wonderful Pear Cider while visiting the UK last year and cannot find anything like here in the states...everything seems so sweet compared to that.
Hope your hubby is still celebrating...
great pages you created...
we have a thing for trains too...in fact we had THE best scone and tea at a little train spot on Lake Windermere and got to ride in a vintage train to catch a boat...
can you tell I am enjoying thinking back to last June here!
And way to go on that lovely flower...keep trusting your instincts!
Happy T Day Hettie

butterfly said...

That pink stuff looks very tasty - love the label too... looks almost medicinal - what a great excuse!

Fabulous double layout - and it looks like a great day out too... I have a bit of a soft spot for a steam engine!
Alison xx

Rita said...

Whatever that drink is--well, it looks good and it's Swedish. ;) The amarylis looks gorgeous! I don't scrapbook, but the pages look great to me. :)
Happy T-Day!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your Amaryllis is just beautiful! I haven't had one for years, but mine have always been solid rather than awesome striped!

I think I'd like to try that drink now that it is afternoon and I have quit for the day on my kitchen project.

Beautiful scrap layout--the train day surprise looked like fun!

Kathleen said...

Great pages, love the pics and tea! looks good enough to drink.
Nature lives in a world of it's own, gorgeous flowers though.

Kath x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Sorry I haven't popped over for sometime but I have been absent.
My concern is this, are you still able to read after you have been partaking of that "tea"!!!!!
Imagine how you nearly missed out on its beauty if you had actually binned it - that would have been terrible. It is absolutely glorious
Great layout.

Terry said...

Oh I will drink to that! Love this post! That flower is gorgeous! What a great birthday boy page layout! Always a treat to see how you arrange everything! Thank you for the kind comment on my blog while I was taking a little break! Hugs!

Sue said...

Wow stunning Amaryllis Sam its gorgeous! and fab layouts and photos and what a great idea for the hubby..lots of huggles Sue xx

Halle said...

Lovely color for your drink...I'd certainly try it! The bloom is beautiful and I love your layouts!!
Happy Tuesday!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a wonderful layout and a witty write-up, too! I always admire people who can create great art AND write well and your post had me laughing! Loved your sense of humor that went along with this amazing layout. The color palette turned out so nicely and I love all the different elements you combined. The pictures are especially interesting and I like the detailed shots you included instead of just "traditional" photos. I also loved how your Hubby brought you home some fabulous vintage tickets! Yay for supportive Hubbies with a knack for picking up cool ephemera! You did a great job on this all the way around and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Myriam Kozik said...

Happy T-Day!
What a lovely looking drink! Bet it's tasty!
What a great surprise and beautiful layouts to go with it! Wonderful bloom as well.

scrappymo! said...

So glad you did not bin this gorgeous striped beauty!
Simon is looking very handsome at his 50th outing.
A train ride was a great outing. Wonderful layout Sam!

Love the tickets simon brought home for you...you have taught him we'll!!!

Jules said...

Hi Hettie

Had to smile as your lovely glass contents matches that gorgeous plant perfectly LOL!!

Great layouts. Love all the little embellishments you always manage to incorporate. They make everything look super special.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a fab idea and such fun layouts to perfectly reflect the birthday boy's special day! Well done, Sam!!

And now I sing Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday, dear Samantha, Happy Birthday to you. You look like a monkey and you smell like one, tooooooooooo!

That's what we sing to kiddos here, do you say that there? Nowhere our kids are all screwed up in America! lol! I hope your day is one big party from morning til night!! Big hugs and mwah! Darnell

Di said...

Super layouts Sam - that looks to have been a wonderful day. My guess is that some of those die cuts came from the infamous scrap of card?

Hope you're recovering from yesterday!

Playing catch up here, sorry I'm a bit late calling by

Hugs, Di xx

Jean Straw said...

I love your double page layout, with lots of interesting features. A great reminder of what looks like a good day out.
Your amaryllis is beautiful and the drink looks pretty and interesting too!!.
Jean xx

Denise Price said...

Hi Hettie, thanks for checking in. I hate it when I have to miss a week of T Day, but it was impossible to make it this week. I'll have to catch up with everyone next week. :)

I like how your cider, your flower, and your scrapbook spread all match, with that pretty, deep red color. Looks like you had a nice day out for your husband's birthday.

Have a good weekend!

Mrs A. said...

The Amaryllis looks lovely and the cider just right for drinking. hugs Mrs A.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love your renegade Amaryllis doing whatever it wants. It is very pretty. Lovely layouts. It looks like you and hubby had a fab time on his surprise outing.

Kate said...

Love your masculine layouts and a Lovely flower. Sorry it has taken me a while to catch up. I am glad I am not the only one with stinking internet service.