Sunday, 21 June 2009

Happy Fathers' Day (and bday to me hee hee!)

Hey!

Well I awoke this morning in a white gown watching the sun rise for summer solstice. No, I'm not a pagan nor was I at Stonehenge (though I would like to go there one day....) The gown was my dressing gown and the reason I was awake was because it's my birthday today and I'm a big kid at heart! LOL!

I've had a lovely morning with breakfast in bed and some truly beautiful presents and cards with some more to come this afternoon and in a few weeks time (My PTI order - I can't wait!)

As it's also Fathers' Day today, I can share the card I made for my bf's dad now! So here it is:Not bad for saying I was feeling groggy! The background is made with the two sized stars from PTI's Around & About Sentiments Set. I stole the idea after seeing it done here on Nicole's blog with the Polka Dots. I think it's pretty effective!
The embellishment was something I found in desparation to get inspiration at the bottom of my bits n bobs box! I'd been playing with some sheets of thin metal and my cuttlebug embossing folders ages ago - this is what started the whole inspiration for the card! I tried to stick to masculine colours, I'm liking grey more and more. In fact if I ever do tie the knot with my bf (we've been together for so many years!) I'd become Amy Gray! If that's not a good enough reason to tie the knot then I don't know what is LOL!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Around and About Sentiments
Card: Ocean Tides, Vintage Cream, Cloud 9 Design - Blueberry Ginger
Ink: Vintage Cream
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Brads, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Stars Embossing Folders, Metal Sheet, Alphabet Transfers (Creative Cafe)

Right then, off to make a last minute bookmark for my dad and then I'm off to share 'our' special day together!

Catch you later!

Aimes
x

10 comments:

Ann said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AIMES!!!! Hope your day is wonderful!!!!!!

Your card is too cool. I love the colors, and that embossed star rocks!

Deb S. said...

Hey Amy! Great Father's Day card, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! :)

Alison said...

Very Happy Birthday Hun! Hope you got lots of lovely stuff!

Lovely card for your FIL, I'm liking the metal embossing piece on it!
Love, Alison -x-

Alex said...

Happy Birthday Aimes, hope you've had a wonderful weekend. I bet you can't wait for your PTI goodies to arrive!

Super card by the way, love the metal embossing embellishment :)

Enjoy!

Alex x

Stephanie said...

Great card Aimes - very effective stamped background paper & once again, something a little different with the embossed metal feature, top marks! lol Hope you're day's been wonderful :) Love Stephanie xxx

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day!

Kate Lewis said...

Happy Birthday honey! I LOVE this card - the embossed metal is fabulous, what a great idea....you're always full of great ideas dammit lol!!! Hope you've had a fab birthday! Speak soon, Kate x

Vanessa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you have a great day! Your card is great, a perfect masculine card!

Hugs
Vanessa

Claire Brennan said...

FAb card and happy birthday - your blog is lovely!!

sarahmartina said...

HAPPY {belated} BIRTHDAY!!!

And what an awesome card! Metal and embossing? Who knew?!

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