Monday 8 June 2009

Another Dash to the Crafting Corner!


Happy Monday! (Do such things exist?!)

I got back from a manic Monday at work today to be casually asked by my bf to make a card for his Gran's birthday.

"Sure!" I say, "When d'ya need it for?"
"Well...ummmm...y'see....the thing's her birthday tomorrow..."


I'm seriously beginning to love the challenge of a last minute dash to my crafting corner to try and put something together asap! It's like Ready, Steady Cook but only with cardmaking instead! LOL!

So I got my thinking cap on and decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to create something to enter over on 'A Passion for Papertrey'. I'd been meaning to all weekend but never got around to it! The current challenge is to make a circular card and as you gotta use at least one PTI product I chose it as the perfect excuse to indulge myself in my PTI stash (which is running kinda low now!)

So here's what I made:
I hope you like it! I thought I was going to have problems trying to make the card stand but it stands quite happily on its own. It doesn't open so fully though (as I wanted to play perfectionist and have perfect scallops around the edge!) but it certainly does the job of a card!
I first stamped the poppy, coloured with promarkers and embossed with clear ep so I could sponge ink for the background. This means I could wipe excess ink from the poppy (I stamped the line of text over too and it rubbed away fine!) I left the nestie on as a stencil which leaves a nice neat border around my focal point - I kinda forget the different uses of nestabilities, I tend to just cut the shapes with them!

All this was done in time for tea too (which bf cooked as an attempt to apologise for the late notice for his Gran's card!) In fact, I'm thinking that as punishment he should tidy my crafting corner - it's a complete bombshell after desperately grabbing everything to make this card!

Card Recipe
All PTI Unless Stated
Stamps: Remember, Around & About Sentiments
Ink: Memento Black, Ripe Avocado, New Leaf, Ocean Tides
Card: Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy
Accessories: Pure Poppy Ribbon, Cream Button, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Sponges (for inking), Promarkers, Versamark Pen, Clear Embossing Powder

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Catch ya later!



Ann said...

Ah, men! ;) Your mad dash really worked, though--I love the red poppy against the blue sponged sky! SO pretty, and I'm sure she'll love it!

Cindy Holshouser said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Whomever gets this will love it!

Maria L. said...

What a wonderful card - can't believe that you made this at the last minute. By the way I'm totally having a blast checking your blog out. I will have look around more when I have some more time. I'm glad that you dropped a comment on mine so that I could find yours. :) Have a great night (all the way over there across the pond!)

AuroraDawn said...

Your 'quick card' is really beautful I have to admit to doing just the same, my submission is tomorrows birthday card for a friend at work LOL

I'm envious of all your PTI supplies I 'need' to do some serious shopping ...


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow, Your ready set mad dash to get a card done has sure paid off! This is gorgeous!!! Lvoe the circle card!! Your flower with the sentiment through it is so beautiful and creative!!

Emma said...

Wow Aimes, if this is what you for a 'quickie' as they say - there is no hope for the rest of us mere mortels lol!

That background is divine - a real work of art x

Kate Lewis said...

Just gorgeous Aimes!! You are so good at getting the most out of your tools - I only use my nesties for cutting too, the sponging is fantastic!

I hope your bf cooked you a really nice dinner after you bust a gut to make this card for him! It was well worth it though! Thanks for joining the challenge! K xx

Vanessa said...

Adorable! I love your poppy! Can`t believe this is a "quick card", it always takes me so long to create a card!

Alison said...

Just done a catchup on your blog, and Lady, you are HOT with the cardmaking! Great idea with the nesties, I hadn't even thought about doing a whole sponged background.
His gran should love it, it's fabby!
For Goodness sake, don't let the BF near your supplies, even to tidy - he'll be using the PTI card again! LOL

Ann said...

Lovely design - the sponged background is great - something I haven't got round to trying yet. Know what you mean about bombshells and craft desks - why does it always mean chaos to make a card???

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