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 powder...in 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.