Monday, 21 September 2009

Complete Chaos...

Hello...? Anyone still visiting here...?

Do you remember little ol' me...? Y'know that gal that makes cards and has an unhealthy obsession with PTI products...!? LOL!

Sooooooooooooo sorry that I'm still stuck in the chaos of moving, we're at the unpacking stage now so hopefully not too long until I have my crafting stash on hand to keep me sane - my fingers have been itching to stamp for so long!

Although I've not been crafting and uploading I have been visiting all your wonderful blogs using work computers (which is totally allowed after working hours btw!) whilst the computer at home remains unpacked. Work computers let me admire your creations but won't let me comment so I can assure you I've visited your blog if you think I haven't, hopefully I'll be able to comment again soon when the PC is set up at home.

Today, a new challenge on the PTI blog has given me the perfect chance to go rooting through boxes to find some PTI stash to play with! Just to prove how much of a task it was to root out my PTI stash amongst the chaos I'm living in, I took a few pics of it for a giggle ...
This isn't all my crafting stash - honest! Chris contributes his fair share of musical instruments which are far more bulkier than my CD Cased PTI stamp sets LOL!
My work-in-progress, floor-to-ceiling, craft stash cupboard...this is just one door but I've got 3 to try and cram my stuff into! Those white drawers are a fab purchase from Ikea - they hold lots of PTI cardstock, plenty of room to expand as I've only filled one drawer so far ;D
OK so this is my stuff that has to somehow fit in the other cupboards...might have to get my thinking cap on for that logistical nightmare LOL!

So I hope you can appreciate how dangerous it was to retrieve a small handful of PTI stash...one avalanche of boxes and I'd be a gonna! LOL!

Anyways I digress, back to the PTI challenge ...the new challenge is to make a birthday card (easy peasey hey?) but my personal challenge was to come up with something I was happy with using only one stamp set, some off cuts of PTI dp and a selection of inks as this was all I could safely get my hands on!
To make matters even more complicated - we have no PC set up to surf on and no wireless broadband yet so I'm on a tiny laptop with a 3G stick in and unable to edit my pics on Picnik as Linux on the laptop won't allow it so you can see my awful photography skills in full glory LOL! Gosh I didn't realise how much I relied on technology!!!

Anyways the deets for this card are on the PTI blog. I'd really love it if you popped across to the PTI blog and checked out the challenge and would love it more if you played along - there's a chance to win some PTI goodies for one lucky entry within Europe (Worldwide entries are welcome for fun too of course!)

Lastly, before I love ya and leave ya, I've been nominated for a blog award! Thanks to Dawn for nominating me - cheers hun! Please go and check out Dawn's blog if you haven't already, she has some amazing creations and is well on her way to becoming a fully fledged PTI addict too ;DI have to reveal 5 things that I'm addicted to for this blog award so here goes...

1. Cardmaking (well it goes without saying really!)
2. Papertrey Ink (thanks to both Kate and Steph, my bank manager and I have a deteriorating relationship now ;D)
3. Chocolate (I like it in all forms; frozen, melted, liquid - so long as it's chocolatey, it hits the spot!)
4. Shoes - I own way too many pairs and have a problem walking past the shoe shop Office without popping in to just see what's in stock....
5. Music - I can't go a day without listening to my music! I love all forms - it's my kinda therapy for everything in life!

Now I'll pass this award on when I have slightly more time on my hands I promise! Just gotta tackle another box to unpack before I hit the sack for tonight so I hope to catch up with y'all soon....

Catch ya later!

Aimes
x

10 comments:

Maureen said...

Ah, that's what you've been doing!! You really suffer for your art!!! I hate moving...all my things in boxes, the packing, unpacking...good for you!! Congrats on the new place and look forward to seeing more cards when you're set up!!

Vanessa said...

Oh, I do not envy you! Moving is so exhausting! I hope everything is in its place, soon! Your card is great, I can`t believe you only had so few tools...

Hugs,
Vanessa

Alex said...

Great to see a post Aimes, I've missed you in blogland :)

Nice simple birthday card by the way, I can't wait to see the rest of your creations once you get up and running amongst all the packing boxes!

Have a good week.

Alex x

Taheerah said...

I've missed having you around Aimes, hope your unpacking goes well so we can see you back on here properly soon!!

Emma said...

Awh sweetheart _ I could always come round and sniff out the stash ;D if need be. I am sure I saw a button or two on the pics.

Storming effort on the card though, I can really spot an Aimes original now - so colourful and creative :D

Speak soon :D

Emma xx

Lesley said...

Hi Aimes,
Good to see you posting again from the chaos LOL!
Good luck with all your sorting out. - Don't envy you that!
Fab card for someone who can't find her stash!!
Lesley x

Karen said...

Fab to see you are still crafting amongst the chaos of moving! Hope you're not too shattered! Fab card and so cheery, I love it.
Karen xx

Deb C said...

Love your card!

Hate to move. LOL~ I honestly just told my son last week that when we relocate to Arizona in the winters during our retirement, I plan to buy all new stuff out there and leave everything right where it is here. I'm NOT moving. Good luck with your new crafting space.

Melissa said...

Glad to see you back and good luck with the unpacking--that's the worst part! I'd love to see and here more about your Ikea drawers for cardstock--I need something new.

Alison said...

Good to see you back, even if you're in the midst of chaos there!
What a fresh card you made, really zingy, it's gorgeous!
Alison, -x-

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