Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Scrapbook Tuesday...Tea on Tuesday...T is for Awesome!

Hello there

It is Tuesday and time to share a cuppa with you at Elizabeth and Bleubeard's as well as a scrapbook page which I did on the weekend.

Now just to prove that I do own cups and saucers...

Isn't this cup and saucer just adorable?  It is bone china and quintessentially British in design and make.  It was part of a set which we had for a wedding present from a friend of my FIL's called Fritz.  He was a very gentle and quietly spoken Austrian gentleman.  I only ever met him twice and he bought us this set of cups, saucers, tea plate and cream & sugar bowl!  A few years later, quite by chance, we managed to buy the teapot too in Hereford.  As soon as I saw it I had to have it.  It shocked Hubby yesterday to see me having my morning brew in it!

And on to my layout...

I joined a Facebook Scrapbook group and they had set a sketch.  I still had some pieces of paper out from my Journal, which I have only just finished so yet to share with you, and so I just set too and used those...well it beats putting them away.  Sorry I just realised the flash was on.
I could not get over the sheer size of the Colosseum when we were there.  The films don't do it justice.

I cut the letters and numbers on the trusty Cricut.  The little "spot" (NBUS - technique) is actually a disc from my medication that I covered in card then sanded down the edges before placing a Cavallini sticker on.  The main paper is MME.

An arrow from the Tin of Shame over some Tim Holtz filmstrip held down by some VOS brads.

Here it is again without the flash.  The papers are a mix of Tim Holtz, Papermania and K&Co, all pretty old.

The letters and other elements have had a brush (my finger actually) of Treasure Gold in Pewter rubbed over them.  I spent a little while looking for a Romanesque quote to add in, just printed out and then stamped over with TH stamp.
And here is my little journalling card.  I actually made it for my Journal but decided I needed more space on the card so discarded this one and made one with a narrower edging.  However, it is just right for this project.

So off to join some friends having a Tea on Tuesday as well as the Snippets Playground, only the 12x12 piece isn't a Snippet!

Thanks for calling by.  I shall pop along and see you this evening after I finish work.



Divers and Sundry said...

That cup & saucer _is_ adorable. What luck finding the pot :)

see you there! said...

Pretty cup and saucer, you will have to use it more often. I like all the elements you used in your art.


Eliza said...

Ah fine china I love it and your cup and saucer have a history even more enticing. Thank you for sharing.

Enjoy your cuppa.

Hugs Eliza

~*~Patty S said...

That certainly is a lovely tea cup and saucer and the story behind it is extra charming as well!
Your page looks super and such a great way to revisit a wonderful trip.
Happy T Day

Halle said...

That cup and saucer set are lovely. I'm always amazed at the thoughtful gifts of mere acquaintances at times. Happy Tuesday!

jinxxxygirl said...

Hettie I'm under the philosophy that tea pots and cups and saucers are MEANT to be used not to just be admired up on a shelf...so glad you got to use yours...A shock is good for the hubby now and then..LOL!Lovely scrapbook layout!! Hugs! deb

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty teacup...how lucky to have found the matching teapot!

Your layout is fantastic. Love the feel of it..a rugged masculine look

The colours and the design look great, Sam!

Off home today and looking forward to getting there. It has been really hot this trip...and it can wear you out. We try not to use the air conditioner as we hate the feel of it (and it is a wee bit noisy) but I think we prolly should have used it more this trip as it was smokin' hot!

Dianne said...

I love everything about your scrapbook page, from the lay-out, to the color, the pocket for the journal card, and especially the quote! It is gorgeous! as is your beautiful tea cup...happy T day, so glad you shared this...♥

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Well Sam, I loved the cup and saucer. Very British indeed.

I oohed and ahhed over Halle's vacation photos because I had been there before. But THIS place makes me an armchair visitor. You did a fantastic job of explaining the place, and I was also taken by the size of it from your photo. This is an amazing spread, and you do scrapbooking SO well.

Thanks for sharing your lovely tea and tea cup with its memories of a sweet man who gave it to you, as well as your lovely scrapbook spread for T this week.

Krisha said...

Hi Hetti,
What a gorgeous cup and saucer, love to see china in use. Lucky you to find the tea pot!

Awwww, Rome! I would love to see it someday. Your LO is fantastic!

Happy T-day

Super Stamp Girl said...

Oh goodness, Hettie, I'm not sure I've EVER held a piece of fine bone china in my life! My family was always the Red Solo cup kind! Oh gosh, did that make me sound like a redneck? : ) I'm not really! Anyway, thanks for sharing your beatiful cup and saucer!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Rome is one of my very favorite places to visit! Your nice spread brought back such wonderful memories of our trips there.

The cup and saucer are beautiful, and you were so lucky to find the matching tea pot!

Belinda Basson said...

I do love your layout, it really is special...as for the tea cup, I use mine when guests come. I feel ever so prim and proper!

SARN said...

Awesome page Sam. LOVE it. xxx

Terry said...

Sam, your layout is simply wonderful. I love how you combined all the elements. Great way to capture memories. Oh and the tea cup is beautiful and elegant. Have fun.

Kathleen said...

Fabulous layout and great photo's.

Kath x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A lovely tea-cup and saucer and your
Rom Layouts are just fab!
Happy T-Day

Anonymous said...

A very pretty teacup and saucer set. So ladylike.
Such a great layout. Rome is a destination which has been on my list forever!

Rita said...

Lovely tea cup and saucer!! I'm not normally a delicate type lady but I do love delicate tea cups. Just seems like it fits that they should be so sweet and pretty, I guess. I can't imagine how small the people must have felt down there in the center of the coliseum if it is truly larger in person.
Happy T-Day! :)

Karen Petitt said...

These are fabulous! Gorgeous colours and lovely memories for you Karen x

scrappymo! said...

Me again! Thanks for your perseverance...visits are always treasured! Even more so if they take two attempts...

Forgot to say on my last comment here, that I really enjoyed the quote on your layout and the arrow.
Also the date on the banner flag...very nice extra details.

I have months like that and must remember to use them...and remember to use the flags...I will pin this fab layout so I do remember!!!

Di said...

Hi Sam

What a fab layout! Just perfect for such an iconic place. Like you, I was astounded at the size of the Colosseum. You could almost hear and smell the crowds from long ago!

Managing to comment fine today - phew!


Di xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous sorry I've been a bad blogger but pooch has been really ill and I've also got family staying so I'm playing catch up huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

Carol L said...

Your teacup is quite lovely as well as the layout you've designed! I love all the great details of your trip to Rome!

scrappymo! said...

Hi Sam
Thanks for the suggestion about the envelope maker. I have one but we can only get paper here that is 12 by 12. To amke a 7 inch card or larger, where do you get paper large enough?
I had thought about using a roll of kraft mailing wrap! or???

Debs Willis said...

Great layout, we loved the Colosseum but were on one of those whistlestop tours so didn't do the underground bit. Have to go back!
And how lucky we're you to find the teapot :-)
Debs xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

That a really marvelous and detailed layout, Sam!! And fancy finding the teapot for your sweet cup and saucer! I applaud you for using it!! Hugs, Darnell

butterfly said...

What an elegant tea cup! I have a friend who swears tea tastes better out of proper china cups rather than earthenware mugs... is it true?

Magnificent layout... I love how your paper strips and ephemera echo the colours from the photo - and what a fab photo it is. Great composition altogether.
Alison xx