Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Black & Tan...

...where I come from a Black & Tan is a drink. It brings back nostalgic memories of my lovely Dad who oft ordered one from our local. I am not entirely sure what one is... perhaps I should have paid more attention but I was more interested in getting a bottle of pop and a packet of peanuts lol I think it's half a Guiness with a half of bitter in the same glass. Anyways. Black and tan, the colours of todays offerings. More cards from the shows on Sunday - you all went bonkery-bonkers for those new 6" cardstock packs you know. I am so chuffed because I picked those to go on the show and it makes me really happy that I picked something that you all loved. And... I love them too. There are 36 pages in the book and the weight of the card is about 180 - 220 gsm (ish - am not 100% sure) but whatever the gsm is, it is pretty sturdy. The papers are patterned on one side and kraft on t'other - I have a bit of a thing for Kraft stuff you know, probably because it was practically non-existent in the UK until recently.



Card #1 has a whole sheet of the dotty design and a band of the stripey design on it, a Sprocket cut from black card and the insidey bit is cut from sand colored card (Neutral cardpack... the best!) The flowers are made using the script design, stamped with the flower from Dimensional Rose Art (fab Studio 490 set) and then I added a smidgen of colour using Broken China DI. The leaves are from the new leafy Spellbinders (which you all snapped up in double quick time)


Card #2 uses the same flower stamp, this time I stamped it onto the swirl design and the script, cut them in half and overlaid them... and then had a diddy flower stamp for the middle and finally a gorgeous Embellish Your Art button for the middle. The leaves are from the ickle Leaves Spellbinders set (I think there were about 3 sets left in stock)




And Card #3 is, I think, my fave. I love that fancy damask design...teamed up with the classy labels and a couple of diddy flowers from the Anemone set - I just cut them out of black card and curled the petals with my pokey tool.

Right then, it is time for me to make a quick exit... as ever, thank you all for your lovely comments and support... it truly does make me smile big. TTFN

Hels x

20 comments:

Sarah said...

Hi Hels

Amazing cards! I really love the flowers on the first card with the script stamped onto them! Enjoy your day!

Sarah x

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous cards, that kraft paper looks fab.

Cornish Emma said...

Good Morning Hels
Im also addicted to kraft card as it goes with any colour and can be used for both male and female cards- the big bonus is its recycled!
Anyway 3 lovely cards today, all my style. Love the flowers on the first one.
Emma

Julie Short said...

three great cards using delish Kraft paper what more could we ask for.

snazzyoriginal said...

Great shows last week, I would have picked the Kraft pads too, I had just ordered some for the store so I hope you didn't sell them all! xx

Redanne said...

Fabulous cards today Hels, love the first one best with the cog die as the mat, the gorgeous flowers and the wonderful sentiment, it all goes together so beautifully. Love the others too! A x

Marleine said...

Hiya Hels,
Fabulous cards. My favourite is the first one just love the flowers / leaves and cogs. Like the clean cut look of the second one.
All the best x

SpookysCraftyMess said...

I love these cards Hels and my Dad used to dring Black and Tan too - I think it was Stout(Guiness)that was the black and the Tan is usually bitter or cider depending on where you came from hugs from Barbara in bedland with Nicky,lil Panda orphan and of course Guy the gorilla oh and Steve if he's lucky lol xxx

Val said...

Just gorgeous Hels, and I am so sorry, but I missed your Sunday shows - looks like there was some fab stuff.
Hugs
Valxx

melanie said...

Beautiful cards thanks for sharing .Melanie

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous cards Hels, I love Kraft card too, it just seems to fit most colours and styles..all your shows were fab:) Carole Z X

sheila said...

Black and Tan brings bck memories of my life in the North before I came to Norfolk many years ago. The three card today are fabulours I like all of them but if I was pushed to choose one I think I'd pick no. 3

Craftychris said...

These cards are all fabulous - I love those papers! xx

Li'l Pidge said...

fabulous cards, never heard of black and tan (dont think I will be ordering at the local, stick to cider I think!!).

Was lucky enough to catch a couple of your shows last week, fab as ever.

Kyla

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, These cards are beautiful, exactly my style. I was watching the shows, that I recorded, yesterday (as was away for the weekend) and as soon as I saw the Black and Tan papers I got C&C up on my laptop, and guess what they had gone boo hoo, but I have just seen on Same Poole's Blog that she has got them in stock. I am just finishing off watching the recordings now, weird watching you on TV and at the same time typing this comment to you ha ha !! I love how you use 2 masks, one after the other, it's so effective. Thanks for sharing Hels. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Val in Spain xxx said...

Hi, I love all todays cards. The craft paper is really cool. I too like the flowers on the first one.

craftimamma said...

Hi Hels, Fab shows on Sunday lovely lady! The Kraft card pad was gorgeous and so are your cards. I think I need that leaf die now I've seen the cards close up. They are very realistic and so tiny. It's no wonder they sold out ...... as did quite a few other items, lol!

My OH and I used to work behind a bar when we were first married (to earn extra pennies) and I just checked with him to see if I remembered correctly..... BLACK AND TAN was stout (preferably Guiness) and bitter (preferably from our own local brewery Mansfield, now sadly closed :O() and BLACK VELVET was stout (Guiness) and cider.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Ann said...

Gorgeous cards Hels - love them all!!
Take care & Hugs
Ann xx

rachel said...

wow - you've started a debate there - fab work - and I thought it was guniness and newcastle brown! There you go! xx

Lisette Baker said...

These are lovely. I love the colour combinations and the flowers and the papers and.. Oh I love it all. Liking the new mbossabilities labels folder too (and what you have done with it). I feel a spend coming on!

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