Monday, 11 August 2014

Scrapbook Tuesday...Tea on Tuesday...T stands for Top Dog!

Hello There

Is it me or are Tuesdays coming round awful quick these days? In fact all days are coming round awful quick to me nowadays!  Does that mean I am getting old I wonder?  Don't answer that if you value our friendship!!

As usual on a Tuesday I am going to share a cuppa with you along with my friend from over the water Elizabeth and her cat Bleubeard.  I am sharing with you a cat mug in fact.  Now anyone who knows me knows that I am not a cat kinda gal.  I am more of a dog lover...careful!   But this mug is kinda special as it was bought for me by Hubby's Aunt who seemed to think I like cats.  It even has my name on it just inside the rim.  Now the desk you can see is in work, as this is my work mug.  However, I have used it for so long I have noticed the glaze is starting to go a little crazy inside so before anything bad happens I thought I should share it with you.  In it is some gorgeous Blackberry and Nettle tea by Twinings.  I don't drink many fruity teas as they tend to smell better than they taste but this one is different.  

Now whilst I may not actually scrapbook at this desk, I quite often doodle scrapbook layouts when I am sitting typing.  It is amazing that sometimes when on a long typing job your mind can wander and think of something else whilst you are typing something work related.  Honest Gov!  So here is the layout I kinda planned out in work...

The little dog is our Sputnik.  She was found in a skip in Cardiff on 30th December 1989.  She was taken to an animal sanctuary where my MIL used to make donations of food.  Hubby and I had collected some too with our shopping so I got coaxed into helping MIL take some over.  And Sputnik came home!

The Christmas season was still with us and we used to call her our little "Christmas Cracker".  She really did rule the roost!  The letters have been cut out of Bazzill using my Cricut.  They were then stamped with Hero Arts holly stamp and embossed with VOS embossing fact the first one I ever bought!  The rosettes were made using TH dies, and again the spots in the centres were embossed.

The surrounding pieces were from a snippet which I just managed to squeeze all of them out, before deciding to cut into a fresh sheet for the rosettes and letters!  The hearts at the top and bottom are EKSuccess punch.  All inking is DI Gathered Twigs.
The journal says "You came in our lives on 30th December 1989 and left your paw prints on our hearts forever".  The background paper and journal card were MME.  They were an absolute bargain at Hobbycraft...not very often you hear that!  There was no price marked on there so the assistant said name a price.  I said £5 and she agreed it!  It was worth at least double that as there were 12 sheets of pp and a sheet of die cut embellishments!  I have previously paid £1.50 for each sheet!  Shhhhh!  Our secret right?

We should have known here how forceful she would be as she would never look at the camera for you!  The paper for these stars were snippets too from my Christmas album from a year or so ago.  Nearly time to start this year's album!
Well.  That is enough of this layout for you.  My tea is now cold.  Time to think about getting back to working on my desk instead of gassing with you all.

Just enough time to link this post with Elizabeth and the Snippets Playground.  I hope you like the mug Bleubeard.

Thanks for calling by and see ya all later.



Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Bleubeard thinks the mug is PURRfect. His word, not mine (grin). I adored it (my words, not his).

Your scrapbook layout is brilliant. You put SO much into these. If I ever get to meet you in person, maybe you and Julia can teach me how to scrap. Probably not, but I love seeing your pages because you spend SO much time on them. Lovely job.

Thanks for sharing the mug and the LO for T today.

see you there! said...

Great mug and since I'm in the cat person camp I really like it. Your scrapbook layout is so complex, really nice.


Halle said...

Aww...sweet story you tell with your page.
Happy Tuesday!

~*~Patty S said...

Your scrapbook layouts tell such great stories recorded for posterity!
Nice Meow Mug!
Happy T Day

Krisha said...

Dog lover here, too, but a cat mug wouldn't bother me none either......grin

I really like your LO, cute story too.

Happy T-day

Linda K said...

I'm more of a dog person too but I do love your colorful,whimsical cat mug. Your layout is extraordinary-so many organized details!! How wonderful you took in Sputnick and gave him a loving home. Happy T day (oh, I agree with you about the fruity teas)

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day! I love the mug and the layout. Thanks for sharing with us and have a great day.

Ariel said...

Your cat mug is adorable. I think this is one of the best things of scrapbooking right? After all these years you get to go back to those sweet memories.
Have a lovely week

Dianne said...

What an adorable puppy...something tells me he won't stay small! Gorgeous scrapbook layout too...a lovely memory. happy T day!

Rita said...

Even though I prefer cats, I have also had dogs and have loved them deeply, too. Really cute, whimsical cat mug. Happy T-Day! :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

What a beautiful page to celebrate Sputnik! I don't currently have a pet, but I'm a dog person, too!

Kathleen said...

Well Tuesday came round quicker to me yesterday as this blog header was showing on my dashboard first thing Monday morning and I had a real panic trying to think where Monday had gone to. lol
Fabulous page, love the photo's and those lovely letters.

Kath x

Nancy said...

Pretty mug, I love both, but I DO love that mouse on your desk!
Sputnik is just a little cutie pie, no wonder he came home with you :)
I love the primitive heart on your page :)
Happy T day

Nancy said...

Meant to type STAR :) not heart!

Sue - said...

A great memory page, and a real cutie of a puppy.

scrappymo! said...

Totally enjoyed seeing your desk at work. The mouse is a hoot!

I loved the story that your aunt thought you loved cats and even had your name inside! She must have cared deeply for you...even if she got the animal wrong!!!

Your layouts look fab. The little dog is a cutie pie! Loved the savings...our hobby is a pricey one so it is nice to save where ever we can!

SARN said...

Aww . . . that is SUCH a cute layout and great way to treasure Sputnik.

Love the back story.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Hi Sam!

Oh wow, what a lovely layout and Sputnik looks such a sweetie. Did she stay small? Bless her little heart and bless yours too for making this lovely memory layout.

Hugs, Di xx

Dogs are more than welcome in the Playground - we have probs with cats and it's an ongoing battle of wills. Latest gizmo is a water spray which triggers when the sensor picks up an animal in range. Used in daylight only so Spike is fine but Len has been soaked three times :)


froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a fab mug and gorgeous scrapbook layouts!

lisa said...

What a lovely post, Sam. Love your mug, we are a cat family here so it would fit right in, lol.
What a cutie Sputnik was and I love the LO. Isn't it funny how our furry friends come into our lives when we least expect it. I'd always said no to pets but then by accident saw our two and home they came. Wouldn't be without them now.
Hugs Lisax

Divers and Sundry said...

I like all kinds of pets and like your cat mug :) Blackberry and Nettle tea sounds appealing. I find great tea recommendations on T Tuesday :) Thx!

Debs Willis said...

This is a lovely page & Sputnik looks such fun.

Deb six

butterfly said...

What a brilliant layout - I love those layered circles and ovals for the photos - what a great idea!
Alison xx