Monday, 10 January 2011

Next!

Hey!

Oh Monday - you come around so fast from Friday! I hope your Monday was better than mine: I'm kickin' off the working week with a sore throat and no voice. Not the ideal state to be in, but it made for lots of miming and pointing at the board today at work!

Work feels like I've never been away, and Christmas feels like it was soooooooo very long ago that I'm ready preparing for the next holiday (hence the title of the post!) which in my calendar is St Valentine's Day. (You never can be too early making cards for a future holiday as my buddy Lynn proved with her fabulous July 4th Cards!)

So here's a lovey-dovey card that I can 100% assure won't be going to my guy:

I Love You

Ha! Really? I couldn't see this being Chris' kinda card....his needs to be green and very CAS methinks!

So who is this card for? Well I'm not sure but it's the result of a weekend inky session for our new challenge on our PTI blog which is to step outta your comfort zone when creating. Pinks and bold colours are not my kinda style, but I have to admit I had fun playing with them! And the girly, fussy nature of the card isn't my kinda style either, but I could always give this card to a guy to give to a gal who might appreciate it!

We'd love it so much if you could join us - just experiment and have a go at something different; I think you could be surprised by your results!

Thanks sooooooo much for visiting me! I'm off to find some Buttercup Syrup for my throat in the hope that I can speak tomorrow :)

Catch ya later





Card Deets
{I Love You}
All Papertrey Ink unless stated
Stamps: Damask Designs
Ink: Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush/Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush
Accessories: Pure Poppy Grosgrain Ribbon, Pure Poppy Buttons, Mat Stack 2 Die, Cuttlebug

29 comments:

Monica K. said...

It might be outside your comfort zone, but you would never know it. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Aimes! I love the damask backgrounds. Beautiful card!!

Cammie said...

Aimes, I am sorry to hear you've a sore throat. I hope your students were kind and quiet as you rasped and pointed. On a brighter note--your card is gorgeous! Even if it's not Chris's style, there are plenty who would cherish such a beauty!
Feel better soon
Cammie

Marisa said...

So sorry to hear you aren't feeling well :( Hope it passes soon!

Love the card. I'm with you re: bright colours but you have used it fabulously. Great die and sentiment over stamp. You done good :)

Debby said...

It might be out of your comfort zone Aimes, but you did a fab job! I can see how it differs from your usual style but it still has bits of "you" in there!

Laurie said...

Gorgeous! Love love love the color combo! And that bow? Yummy!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous, Aimes! I love the bold colors and the button on the mat stack!

Rhonda said...

Out of their comfort zone? I don't think so. Lovely and bright!!!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

love this!! :)

Maureen said...

LOVE the bold colours!!! Yippeee!!! Kinda like my card today :) This should be my Valentine ;) Today has been going pleasantly well...4 kids away with stomach flu and other classes are reporting it too ...wish me luck I don't get it because it won't be fun to stay home and I won't be able to stamp!! :) hugs!

Dana said...

Oh you poor thing. Have some tea with lemon and honey.

LOVE your super girly, frilly, elegant St. Valentine's Day card....good for you for stepping out of that comfort zone.

Karen B. said...

Congrats for stepping out of your zone! And with such fine fine results too! Love the pattern.

torico said...

Wow! This is GORGEOUs!!! Love the bold colors and the red big bow.

Hope you feel better soon!

Ann said...

Oh, hope you are feeling better soon! It's awful to have a sore throat while trying to teach! ((hugs))

LOVE your V-Day card, but, eeee, don't make me step outta my comfort zone! ;)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Super girly card! I love it. So sorry you are under the weather. Hope you found that Buttercup Syrup. Is that anything like butterscotch? Hope it tastes as good as it sounds! Hugs!

Heather P. said...

This card is rockin'!!! LOOOOOOVE the bold colors! :)

Andrea M said...

While it might not be a "Chris-kinda card", it is utterly fabulous!!! Love the color combo girl - WOW!!! Truly breathtaking!!!!
I tried making what I thought was a masculine Valentine a few nights ago - when I asked my hubby, he said "not so much"! I always knew I had trouble making masculine cards - turns out I don't even know what one is, LOL!!! You do masculine cards soooo well - I need to swing by for inspiration next time I try one!

Peggysuez said...

Oh my goodness, such rich, gorgeous color! And I am so glad you explained, too, what the next meant, I just thought it meant this was your next post or you were on to your next card. I hope you are on to your next bout of good health and the sore throat and ickies go away!

~amy~ said...

awwww...sorry that you're not feeling well...I absolutely LOVE your bold card...right up my alley.....pure perfection!!

Josie said...

Such a lovely card.. :) Hope you get well soon...

Sharron said...

Love the damask and buttons! Even if out of your comfort zone, it is just gorgeous so job well done. Hope you are feeling a bit better today. Such an awful thing to deal with at any time but especially when you need to talk! Take care and get well soon.

Vicki said...

Oh poor you! There's nothing worse than a sore throat (well, no, there is I suppose) it just makes you feel so lousy :( Loving your card though it's so bright and cheery ;) Only 5 more weeks and then half-term, woohoo!!

Hope you feel better soon.

Hugs
Vicki x

lil-paper-pixie said...

Stunning Aimes, hope you get better soon, i had it all over xmas! Horrid bug!!

Belinda said...

Super pretty! Love the pink/red colors!

Katiejane said...

Hi Aimes, I hope you are feeling a little better.
I love your card, great combo. I think it's always good to go out of your comfort zone every now and again.
I'm sure whoever recieves this will love it.
Katie x

Terri said...

I am sorry to hear you were not feeling well. I hope you are feeling better now. Great card! Love those colors and the Damask too!

Rachel said...

Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa (ninjiom-hk.cwahi.net) may be another solution to sore throat. i know a lot of people use it, its also non alcoholic, though it's effectiveness is not as good as alcohol based cough medicine, but it's still good to use on not so serious sore throat. Hope you are getting well soon!!!

Amy said...

Out of your comfort zone? How about IN your comfort zone!!? This is one fabulous card.....I love the hibiscus burst paired with Pure Poppy. Your ribbon bow is perfect too!

Sue Kohler said...

stunning, love the mix of colours and the big beautiful bow! :)

Nerina said...

Eeeeek! *Faint*. I love this!

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