Saturday, 18 August 2012

Melted Chocolate & Cappuchino...

...mmm, nomnom-nommety-nom! Sounds like an edible treat doesn't it? Actually, it's the name of the two colours I plucked from the Drawer of Sprays last night when I fancied myself a little play in the Room of Stash. The Melted Chocolate is a gorgeous lush Dylusions Spray and the Cappuchino is a Perfect Pearl Mist. Together? LOVE the effect!




So, I had a little faff with some of those gorgeous Prima papers that I am lurving at the moment. I layered some onto a tag and did some distressing of the edges and edged them with Gathered Twigs DI so they looked nice a scruffy. I used the Melted Chocolate to spray lightly up the tag so the concentration of colour is bottom right hand corner. This was all part of the plan because I had made a big old flower using Prima's and paper roses along with a metal embellie or two and I knew I was going to be spritzing these... so the colour kind of gave some balance to the design. I added some snips of organza and lace, an Adage Ticket, some Idea-ology, a few dangly pearls and a brass dragonfly for the finishing touches.


Today is a very special day indeedily! Oh yesh, it is 13 years today since I uttered the words "'Scuse me, are you Graham?" I was starting my training to be a Train Driver and had been assigned to an experienced Driver, namely, one Graham Sheridan, to shadow him and his shifts for the next 10 weeks. Well, you should have seen the look he gave me when I asked him if he was, indeed, the Driver I needed to find. *this is after asking about 27 other blokes if they were Graham... imagine how nerve wracking that was!* Anyways, the look he gave me *dog look*... and then "yes, who are you?" Poor bloke had been told he had been assigned a trainee - they had just neglected to tell him a) my name and b) that I was starting that day. Thankfully he soon got over the initial "yikes, it is a woman, and a mad one at that" and he really was the best trainer and mentor I could have wished for. And who would have thought that all those years ago we would eventually end up married! Poor bloke got more than he expected that day... hahahaaaaa




Hopefully it will be a nice sunny day today - we are meeting up with some friends (hello Richard and Mary) for a day out, a *whispers so the weather doesn't hear* BBQ and they have the most adorable Springer called Jerry who is going to have little paws run off playing with me! So, I shall away for my beauty sleep (snort... I know, who am I kidding right?) Hope you all have a splendid Saturday. Don't forget to hop back here tomorrow because I have a very special Sunday Stamper challenge... oh yesh, the Sunday Stamper is being sponsored tomorrow and there will be a prize! More about that tomorrow though... I am still sitting here waffling when I should be brushing my teeth and getting into bed! Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x


17 comments:

melanie said...

What a stunning tag ,hope you have agreat day ,it`s going to be 30 here in kent today .Melanie

Helen said...

Great tag - it's going to be hot hot hot down here in London so I hope some of it spreads your way... I was at a wedding BBQ in my neighbour's garden till 11pm last night (what a stop-out!) and it was gorgeous..

Marleine said...

Morning Hels,
Love your tag. Must do some myself. colours are smashing.

Have a lovely week end with friends.

Am having a melt down. Just had a look at the new spellbinders - they are all so lovely. Wish I could play with them all... Oh which one do I choose !!!

All the best xx

Carole Z said...

blimey Hels, lovely story of how you met! Have a great day and hope the sun shines...love your tag, must do some more tags myself, been neglecting them s bit of late, Carole Z X

Astrid Maclean said...

Great story and a yummy tag!!! Hope you have a fab day today!!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, I absolutely LOVE your tag it is stunning, stunning, stunning. Congratulations on the anniversary of meeting your husband to be, Graham. I would love to have seen his face when you arrived, he would not have been expecting a female, methinks !! And who would have thought then, that you would end up being married, a truly lovely story. Like you, my husband is named Graham and he also loves trains, he is a member of a preserved steam railway and loves driving the steam trains. Hope the day is kind to you, the sun is shining here in Cheshire, I think we are off to Blackpool today as my hubby wants to buy some more 'O' gauge stuff for his new larger layout, he's nearly finished the 'OO' gauge layout in the spare room, it's huge, but now after seeing 'O' gauge at a Show he has set his sights on a small (with the accent on 'small' because they are so much more expensive) layout of 'O' gauge and there is a linedance shop there, which is my other interest after cardmaking. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Val in Spain xxx said...

Hi. Lovely tag. Congrats on your special day. Its nice to hear the sun is going to shine over there for a change. Enjoy the BBQ

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, happy anniversary, i hope you have better weather than us then as its horrid down here!
I love this tag, the layout and balance work well and love the embellishments.
Have a wonderful day
Emma

sheila said...

Fabulous tag, stunning colours. Have a fantastic, hot and sunny weekend

Keren Howell said...

Love your tag and love the story! My great grandad was an engine driver in the days of steam - he met great-grandma when she was a servant at the place where he went to be trained as a driver so they met through their jobs as well (girls weren't allowed to be train drivers in those days - boo!)

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
I love tags at the best of times, I don't know what it is about them but I just love them.
This tag has a lovely rustic feel to it and everything ties in so nicely.
I hope your weather stays good for your BBQ
Ria

betjunroe said...

Yummy--this card looks so delicious it should be outlawed--lol! Beautiful work as usual Hels. Bette

Karen said...

congrats to you both hun! i met my DH at work too and it still makes me smile when i think of how we got together lol! beautiful tag, love the sprays and embellishments. off to have a hunt to see if i can now find some chocolate to go with a cup of coffee which, for some reason, i'm now craving lol! hugs Karen x

Redanne said...

Well, knock me over with a feather! I knew Grim was a train driver but I didn't know you were too!!! Any more secrets tucked away? LOL. Love your tag today Hels, it is gorgeous and that combination of colours go so well together - bit like you and your lovely Graham.....Crafty hugs, Anne x

Krisha said...

Chocolate, cappuchino and Hels....some of my favorites. Love the tag and the love story for sure. Congrats to you both, who knew a train ride could lead to this???? LOL

lady e said...

Beautiful tag! Lovely flower and love your story!
lady E

Sarah said...

Oooo Hels I love this! So girly and pretty, and fab colours. Have a super weekend, and purrs to Lord Alfie from the Honey Monsters. Sarah x

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