Friday, 5 August 2011

Hope it tickles...

Hey!

TGI Friday! I know I'm already on my hols but the good news is that my guy has the next two weeks off - I was starting to get pretty lonely hangin' out by myself LOL!

Well if you haven't heard already, I won't be cruising with Paper Crafts Mag in November. I didn't win the final of Gallery Idol but I'm so happy that Cristina did! Honestly, I found it really tough to ask people to vote for me when she was entering one awesome creation after another! I had an awesome creative adventure with this group and want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support! You have all been absolutely fabulous! I wish I could come and thank you all in person but that would cost a fortune....

....so hows about I treat you to card instead? A card that I'm unashamed to say really 'tickles' my funny bone:

Hope it tickles

What's so great about this, you ask? Well lemme just pull on that ribbon for ya:

Hope it tickles 2

Ooooh what have we got here?

hope it tickles 3

That tree is blooming before my very eyes!

Hope it tickles 4

Nearly there...

Hope it tickles 5

Tip: if like me, you don't own any black Staz-On ink to stamp on acetate, try stamping the image on paper and tracing it on to the acetate using an OHP or CD pen!

Hope it tickles + tag

Fabby, indeedy!
*grin*

This whole idea was inspired by the current Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge:


Admittedly I totally CAS-ified that sketch, but the main element is still there (hope it still counts!)

Right I'm off to do some holiday shopping. I may not be cruising around the Caribbean, but I'll be wading in Wales next week! :)

Have a super duper weekend and I hope I've kicked it off by tickling your funny bone *wink*

Catch ya later!






Card Deets
{Hope it Tickles}
Stamps: Teeny Trees, Frame-it (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Distressed Embossing Folder (Provocraft)/Nestabilities/Simply Chartreuse Grosgrain Ribbon, Rustic Button Twine, Tag Die (Papertrey Ink)/Acetate

40 comments:

justsomestuffimade said...

Love your card Aimes - too cute!
But most of all I'm sorry that you didn't make it to that Gallery Idol top spot and the cruise... I seriously thought you'd have it sewn up with your gorgeous designs ;(
Ah well, there's always next time huh?!!
Have a lovely weekend, Rx

Sian Ridley said...

Wow-I am tickled! You're going to have to do a tutorial now, you know that right?!

Congratulations on getting to the Gallery Idol final - I know it's not quite a cruise but it's ABSOLUTELY something to be very proud of :)

Right, I'm off to peruse ALL of your creations to see if I can't pick something to CASE for the CASE study challenge this week. Just one?! How am I going to do that! :)

Lindsay said...

Super super fabulous Amy! I love the texture on this and that cutie tag!

Way to go on getting as far as you did in GI! You are super talented girl!

Maureen said...

okay, this is just toooooooooo amazing...I really had to go back and rub my eyes!! You are magic!! (but I knew that already!)...I'm thinking there are layers of acetate and paper on that little book mark and a piece of paper on the frame...so clever, but I would need a tutorial or I'd spend the rest of my summer figuring out an easy way of doing this :) Have a fabulous trip and you will always be #1 Idol in my books, Duchess :)

Blossom said...

Great idea - love this card!!!

Nicole said...

I am so sorry that you didn't win. I voted for you every time you asked! I love your work! You are extremely talented and should be very proud of your accomplishments! Cheers!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

This card is awesome, what a fabulous idea... and yeah a cruise would be nice, but top 5 is still a pretty amazing pat on the back. And really Wales sounds pretty cool to me...

Emma said...

Good job you didn't win as I nearly peed my pants with excitement when you made TOP 5, goodness know what I would have done if you won LOL!

You'll will always be number 1 to me sweetie and know it when I say NO ONE can do a super duper hidey surprise clever cards like you can. This is going in my top 5 Aimes cards - who could forget sofey with the hidden cash cushion - *sigh*

Karen M said...

Don't be too upset that you didn't win, Aimes...at least you got as far as you did! There's always a reason for everything. Anyway, I love your take on this sweet little card xx

Kelly S. said...

Oh my WORD, Amy! That is such a creative and sweet idea. Honestly, I am not sure how it even works! I am a little dim when it comes to spatial relations! It's just the coolest card ever.

CONGRATS on your wonderful run in PC Gallery Idol. Your creations were amazing, you should be so proud of yourself!

Marisa said...

LOVE it!! The EF is perfect and the "magic leaves" are amazing. Still trying to figure it out...think I need some coffee to kick my mind in gear.

Sorry to hear you won't be cruising, but I for one, loved all your entries! You did some amazing work there girl, so be proud (((hugs)))

cbuswell said...

Love your card!! Don't forget your fabby Spellbinders prize!! Enjoy your hols, hope the sun shines for ya!! : )

Debby said...

Love your card Aimes - so veeerrry clever! Can't quite believe that GI is over - you're still number 1 in my eyes!

Jenny said...

Very clever Aimes, reminds me of the childrens books that work like magic too ;)
Loved seeing your creations for gallery idol :)
Jenny x

Katiejane said...

Top 5 is fab Aimes, you should be very proud. Your creations were all fab.
Enjoy your hols and having your fella home.
Katie x

Arlene said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Absolutely brilliant. I actually CASED a card from you today for the CASE Study challenge. Your work is amazing.

Ann said...

But Aimes YOU GOT TO THE FINAL - THE FINAL!!!! And so richly deserved. You certainly held up the flag for us UK crafters.

Enjoy your holiday in beautiful Wales - the weather's fine here at the moment.

Oh, and A1 card - so clever.

IamDerby said...

This card is the coolest thing ever! I thought your GI entries were all divine! Good showing girly!

Dana said...

I was so sad to hear that you didn't win but, like you, I am happy for Cristina who also had some fabulous creations!
This card is AMAZING!! So clever! I'm still figuring it out in my head... ;)

Jennifer K said...

First, congrats on your success in the Gallery Idol. Your creations were all wonderful.

Second, how in the world did you do that card? Please do tell!! :)

One Scrappy Gal said...

I'm with Sian - let's see that tutorial. I have to admit that I can't see how you did that! It's fabulous!!! Congrats for getting to the final round of the Gallery Idol. You have such a creative mind!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Aimes, you always make fabby cards! This one is great! It was so wonderful seeing your creations for the Idol Gallery. You are one talented lady. Have a fun holiday!

Dana said...

Okay, I finally get how you did it! lol! Thanks for sharing!!

pcm said...

that card is brilliant!

Joy said...

Love the little pocket on the front, super adorable..hugs!

Karen B. said...

Congrats on the top pick over at WMS! This is so creative and clever, like anything you do! You'll always be a top idol for me!

Kim Duran said...

Amy, huge congrats on winning top picks at Waltzingmouse! I still haven't figured out how you created this magic on your card. You've got me stumped! I've never seen anything like it! Great job!

Lynn said...

Okay...:) I have no idea how you did this...but I love the clean totally Aimes style!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... Another terrific creation ... Love it!

Sorry to hear bout gallery idol - but to many of us here you are an idol in our eyes and I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations in print!

Sharron said...

OMG-too clever! Love your card--even though I haven't figured it out yet--you are SO creative! All your Gallery Idol creations were truly amazing. And you're still our idol!!

kasia c. said...

Uh WOW!! that is so cool!
LOve you take on the sketch and that fabulous technique!

You made it to the end and that is awesome! All of your creations were amazing!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW!! LOVE the tag idea! Very elegant looking:) TFS
Hugs

Andrea M said...

Aimes! This is AMAZING!!! It took me {more than} a second to figure out how you did it!!! Totally LOVE it! Pinning…!!!
Congrats again on making it to the top 5 - Your creations rocked!!! You are so clever and creative and all of your projects were SPOT ON!!! Loved every single one of them :)

Sue Kohler said...

You are way too funny Amy!! this is so so cute, simple yet so effective!! :)

redoralee said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So clean! I needed inspiration for a b'day card and this is it!!! TFS

Cathy Weber said...

I need to know how to do this one! I have examined it as best I can and still can't quite figure it out. Two tag layers? Acetate with the branch on top? Still not sure. You have to tell us the trick and go against the magicians code never to tell their secrets!

Chinnu said...

So creative! But I'm so puzzled how you did this - please please post a tutorial! Thanks.

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Absolutely FABULOUS! LOVE IT!

Autumn W said...

I absolutely love this card, but can't figure it out on my own. Please share your secret! Thanks.

Q! said...

I MUST know how you did this! It's the most fabulous thing I have ever seen! I can't figure it out and totally humbled to admit that! Did you ever do a tutorial on it?
Cheers~
Q!

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