Monday, 18 July 2011

Love is in the air....

Hey!

Happy Monday! This Monday is particularly happy for me for a couple of reasons:

  1. It's my last working Monday before we break up for the long summer holidays - yay!
  2. It's another start of a fun/nerve-wrecking round of Gallery Idol 2011!

Yup! I'm still totally blown away with the news that I made it through Round One and straight into Round Two! Honestly, thank you so much for those of you who have supported me - through commenting here on my blog, through Facebook, through sending me emails, and even through sending me texts - THANK YOU! Ooops and I forgot just one more category - those of you who voted for me of course! *wink*

Well I guess I'm feeling very emotional, you could even say that love is in the air for you lovely peeps...cue a card:

Love is in the Air

My love poured out in the form of a pun-based card for Round 2 of Gallery Idol :)

The brief was to be creative with die cuts - now I've no idea if this is out-of-the-box-creative-enough but I know it uses dies in a non-conventional way and it made me and my guy smile; Love is literally in the air! *grin*

Love is in the air...

I used a negative die cut cloud as a stencil to sponge those cute clouds on to my blue cardstock, and the negative of a heart-shaped die to frame those buttons. Ooh and I finished the card off by blingin' up a sweet little die cut heart to compliment my overall theme. Are you all died-out yet?! LOL!

Ready for the grovelling part? I thought so - so I won't go there don't worry. As you probably know I'm already on cloud 9 making it this far. However, I will try my best in directing your way to checking out all of the entries for Round 2 and voting for your favourite (voting ends on Thurs!) and if it just so happened that this entry was your favourite, then I'd really appreciate your vote *wink*

Gotta dash as I'm out tonight for a celebratory end of academic year dinner - hooray for summer!

Thanks once again so much for stopping by and for your support - you've no idea how much it means to me!

Catch ya later!






Card Deets
{Love is in the air}
Stamps: None!
Ink: Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Spring Rain (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Concentric Hearts Die (Provocraft)/Fresh Snow Vintage Buttons, Cloud Die, Heart from Tiny Tags Die, White Button Twine (Papertrey Ink)/Red Alphabet stickers (Cosmo Cricket)/Alphabet transfers (Doodlebug Design Inc)

26 comments:

Emma said...

Whoopadee-doop! Yay Aimes - I am so proud of you and am In awe of your fabulousness. Ooh and I have voted too lol!

Tanya said...

Oh this is so cute LOVE the buttons!! good luck!

Sarah said...

Sweet, sweet card Amy! I'm flipping for the sponged clouds. Good luck!

Caryn said...

Wow what awesome news (but not in the slightest bit surprising!). I adore this - one of the best cards ever.
I think you've safely secured your place in round three with this one sweetie. (you will still talk to us plebs when you're a celebrity won't you?).
Hugs,
Caryn x

Lindsay said...

LOVE this Amy! Those clouds are so perfect and I just adore that heart negative filled with glorious buttons!

Jenny said...

Brilliant card Aimes, who doesn't like a punny card eh. The buttons behind the die cut are so sweet :)
Jenny x

Dana said...

I love it! I've always wanted to do something like this with buttons... Perhaps a CASE is in order! ;)

Debby said...

Pulling out all the stops Aimes! Love all the creative uses of dies - I don't think you could've squeezed any more in there it's fabulous!

Marisa said...

How fun!! Love the button heart and the clouds. Perfect sentiment! Good luck!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I think this pun is great and what a fabulous way to add clouds to the sky... woo hoo!

Debbie Carriere said...

Adorable!!!! Love the buttons and the sweet sky!! Perfect card! Good luck!

Karen B. said...

I think this is a fantastic use of diecuts and you sure made a beautiful card!

Melissa said...

So lovely, Aimes! I love the buttons behind the heart! Good luck!!

~amy~ said...

Such a darling card chickie...love all the glorious buttons!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Fabby, fabby, FABBY!!

Lynn said...

Fabulous Aimes...and I've been singing the song based on your card. I love all the elements on your card...simply wonderful!

Peggysuez said...

Aimes, lovely job on the clouds, and the cut out heart looks great with the buttons, best of luck to you! And congrats to making it to the second round!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love your punny card! The buttons are so cute, and you know I lvoe that sentiment. Good luck! :)

jodpea said...

Another winner, I'm sure (p.s. u need to update ur sidebar!)

Monica K. said...

Gorgeous card again, Aimes!! So thrilled you are in the next round! Love the button heart and the cloud background! Good luck, hope you are in the next round too!!! :)

Katiejane said...

You've totally rocked it once again Aimes! You go girl!
Katie xx

Sharron said...

Wow, you really rocked this die challenge! The button heart is fabulous and I love the clouds! I'm so excited for you. Best of luck in this round of voting!

Laura B. said...

meant to tell you that I love your card!!! sponged clouds was a perfect choice while being on cloud 9, I agree:) good luck to you!!!

Cristina said...

Sooo cute! The stickers letters on angles like that is so whimsical, too. Fab idea. Fingers crossed for you, sweets!

trena p said...

love this card. congrats and good luck

Andrea M said...

A-freakin'-MAZING girl!!! This is STUNNING and SUPAH creative!!!! CONGRATS on making it through!!! So well deserved!

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