Thursday, 8 April 2010

My Doofus Moment!

Hey!

OK it's nearly Friday, Peeps! Still kinda sad this week has flown by so fast but happy at he same time that I get to spend a weekend with some nice company. I do get bored if left on my own for too long LOL!

Before I start with my card, I just wanted to say thanks so much for all the advice about my sewing disaster! When Machiney and me are back on speaking terms, I'll try adjusting the tension etc.... I might forgive him tomorrow ;D

So today I had a shock revelation and the first of two doofus moments...I'd missed my SIL's birthday!!!! Eeek!!!! Maybe I'm too reliant on my mum reminding me LOL! Anyways, cue a mad dash to my crafty corner to try and rustle up something quick-smart....


I spotted this card by super talented Maile Belles and was inspired to splash my flutterbys with colour too. Kinda reminds me of those paintings you used to do at school where you paint half a page, fold your paper over and admire the symmetry when you unfold it, KWIM?

These are no ordinary flutterbys btw; check out the super, duper sparkles on these pretties! Totally covered them with a good dollop of glossy accents and then added a good powdering of ultra fine prisma glitter. Think I went a bit OTT with the sparkles but I needed to add something to that scalloped border and well...with glitter in one hand, Scor-Tape in the other, it just made sense at the time!

Super, super, SUPER shiny sparkles *grin*
Card Recipe
Mainly PTI Supplies
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams
Ink: Memento Black/Versamark
Cardstock: True Black/Raspberry Fizz
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Medium Scalloped Die/Judikins Glitter/White EP/White Gel Pen/Glossy Accents/Scor-Tape


OK funny story, I dashed to the phone mid-glitter phase and have managed to cover all of my guy's desk in the stuff! He then came home from work tonight, has used the phone (and grumbled a little about the sparkles on his desk) and is now himself covered in sparkles and doesn't know it! LOL! Should I tell him....? Nah, it's too funny to watch him sparkle away!

Sorry, I digress! With so many sparkles on this I've decided to enter it into the Paper Crafts Connection April Gallery Challenge which is to show your creations that contain bling and sparkle. I think this may qualify ;D

Now normally, I'd add some yummy ribbon with a bow but this needed to be a flat card (thanks to Royal Mail and me only having some small stamps!) Speaking of ribbon, I've not forgotten about my bow tying tutorial; just gotta get my guy to install the drivers on the computer he's rebuilding; I'm currently bloggin' via laptop!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it!

Catch ya later!
Aimes
x

P.S My second doofus moment today was that I've only just discovered Google Reader - D'oh! What an amazing tool, why didn't you guys tell me how fab it was?! This should mean I can scoot around Blogland in super-quick time because and visit you all more often! Yay!

22 comments:

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

This is gorgeous x leigh x

Lynn said...

Gorgeous card...love the sparkles...I don't think you need to tell him :)

Caryn said...

Ooh, now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about baby!! LOVE this - right up my avenue!! lol

Had to laugh at your story about Chris being all sparkled up. Reminds me of the time I secretly sprinkled glitter in my Chris' hair and let him go to the pub with his mates, lol. He didn't think it was so funny!!

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Ps, I haven't discovered Google Reader - do I need it too?

~amy~ said...

super fabbie sparkly card....excellent sista...and OMGoodness....I couldn't live without google reader:)

Jenny said...

Lovely card :)

Heather P. said...

LOL, don't spoil the fun... Let him be sparkly. :)

Love this card, too... The colors are fab!

Sharron said...

Love your sparkly butterflies! And yesterday's post was hilarious. I don't sew--on anything! Of course, I have a machine who is currently living in the basement. I keep thinking I should tackle trying to stitch on a card but no use rushing things! Maybe someday. Your card is great however. Your stitching looks great and I think i NEED that punch!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a day you have had! The card is really cute and I love the glitter on it. (loved reading about it all over your guy too!) As for Google Reader, it is the best! But you will not zip through blogland. You just won't be going anywhere else! It really is quite niffy! Have a great weekend!

Terri said...

Very nice! Love the color combo too!

Jennifer Carter said...

This is very gorgeous! Good job!

Your story about the glitter is very funny! :)

Maureen said...

now that's some fabulous bling!! Hola!! Love the black and pink...crazy wonderful!!! Now go kiss and make up with Machiney!! LOL

Emma said...

Well I wouldn't mind you being late if this is the card I got - so stunning. I love the popping colours and amazing looking butterflies.

What are you like with all that glitter - you know it's going to hanging on him for about another month. He'll be seeing it everywhere hee heee - oh poor guy ;D

Whimsey said...

Super cute card - LOVE the sparkle & bright colors! Sparkle is good...even on "the guy"!

:D

Angy said...

So lovely and glittery! Great job!

Cammie said...

Pink+black+sparkles=perfection!
Since you shared your doofus moment-here's mine. I wrote the wrong zip code on my sister's Easter card, so of course it was returned to me. Did I mention I had a copy of her address before me. Don't know where I got the numbers I put on the envelope. Major brain cramp!

Kate Lewis said...

So now Chris sparkles like Edward in the sunlight?!!!

Just love your sparkly butterflies hun, and the colour scheme is fabby too! Hope you get the tension sorted out on Machiney - stick with him and have a FAB weekend!! lots of love xxx

Shauna said...

There's no such thing as too much glitter :-)

Jennifer K said...

Love the fun sparkles!! And the thing I'm most drawn to is how you drew a straight line on either side of your sentiment - gonna have to try that because I really like it! :)

Dana said...

Oh, the poor guy... so funny though *g*
Very pretty, Aimes! Love the sparkle and glitter - on the card that is :) ...and now you really got me with the Glossy Accents!! I went out today to buy me a bottle LOL

peggysue said...

They are super duper sparkly and the glitter is so nice. I finally bought the thin style scor tape for that technique! Hooked on glitter.

Nerina said...

Oh Aimes - it's always so much fun peeking in and visiting your blog-o! Love your card - sooooo dramatic and girly, and the sparkles are perfect! We do need a follow up because now I'm burning with curiousity to know what your man said when he discovered that he was covered in 'Pixie Dust' :0)!! Heee!

IamDerby said...

Google reader is the best! LOVE your card, gorgeous little butterflies, nice job!

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