Monday 27 July 2009

Cutting it Close!


Happy Monday! I'm particularly happy as I don't have to go to work today - hurrah! Now don't get used to me posting this early (I'll most probably be in dreamland most mornings at this hour!) but I just gotta post this so early because I'm entering the current and soon to be ending A Passion For Papertrey challenge and the deadline is like in an hour!! OMG how close can I cut it eh?!

The current challenge is/was to create a masterpiece using one of Lauren's Timeless Templates. I'm not that confident at making 3-D objects, I usually like to measure what I'm giving and kinda design a template myself (I swear I have a man's brain with my good sense of direction and logic but not much else LOL!)

I actually started the project on Saturday but then went out at night (see previous post) and had a fab time! I know you're all thinking I was probably too hungover to complete it early enough on Sunday to photograph it but I promise I wasn't! Actually I was out car shopping and I've found a replacement for my lil' Starbug (R.I.P ickle brum) so I'm really pleased that things seem to be looking up a little and I might not be needing so much gin after all LOL!

Anyways back to the papercrafting! I finished this late on Sunday on a very wet and miserable day so the chances of getting a decent photo of it were slim to none. Therefore I've photographed it early this morning.
I chose the Recipe Wrap-Up template as it looked kinda interesting. I've made boxes and the like before but this looked kinda different and best of all, the template was at a price I like: FREE!
I know they're definitely not the colours I'd normally work with, but I think my subconscious picked them as I'm off to the seaside next week; Abersoch to be precise and I'm kinda excited as it's been years since I've been to the seaside! Hopefully the colours may tempt the sun to come and play too - y'never know!I have to say the template was so easy to use, just printed it out onto PTI cardstock and I was away! The hardest part has to be deciding what to put in the pockets...hmmm...well I asked Chris but he wasn't much help and just suggested they should be called "Pockets of Love" - what a softie! Now love for me involves chocolate so I think that chocolate may well be the contents of at least 5 pockets along with a coordinating card in the 6th pocket.Now I'll be damned if I could get that yarn to tie nicely for me so I decided to just knot the yarn and apply some Velcro dots to secure it shut. Velcro is fast becoming my friend in these 3-D projects; it's so easy to just stick on a dot than spend hours trying to tie a perfect bow only for it to be undone by the recipient!

Anyways I hope you like it and I hope I've managed to enter it in time for the challenge ladies! If not, well it was fun making it anyway!

Template Recipe
All PTI Unless Stated
Stamps: Star Prints, Around & About Sentiments
Ink: Pure Poppy, Fresh Snow
Cardstock: Summer Sunrise, Kraft (from Stash), Spring Rain Bitty Dot Basics, White (from Stash)
Accessories: Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Brads (from stash), White Vintage Button, Rustic Jute Button Twine, Velcro Dots

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

Catch ya later!


Heidi said...

Very cute Aimes! I love the colors you used. I really like the pockets of love, you should put some chocolate in them LOL!

Vanessa said...

This is fab!! I wish my printer wasn`t dead... Love the stars and the colors you chose!


memory-scrap said...

Oh Aimes, that is gorgeous. I love the colours and the little pockets of love (!) are perfect for putting chocolate in ( I haven't yet found anything that isn't perfect for putting a bit of chocolate in, mind you!!) Your projects are always brill and I look forward to checking your blog for updates daily! Love Jane xx

Alex said...

Love it Aimes, liking the colour combo too :)

Have a good day.

Alex x

Stephanie said...

I wanna come along to the seaside with you!!

Aimes, you know you don't HAVE to join in don't you? lol BUT boy am I glad you did - MAGNIFICENT my dear!

I love the originality & the daring combinations - big triumph :)

Luv ya lots
Steph xxx

Emma said...

Yay Aimes just in time and liar, liar pants on fire - you can do 3D projects. This is stunning and I am notjust being nice - it really is gorgeous. Beautiful colour combination, fresh and striking. Pretty detail with the liitle ribbon loop tabs on the inside.

Here's to a wonderful start of the SUMMER HOLIDAYS - yippee!

Emma xx

~amy~ said...

gorgeous project!! The colors are absolutely delish!

Ann said...

SO fun and fab! I love the colors!

Julie said...

What a great project -It's just gorgeous - I love the colours you've used and who said you couldnt do 3D projects!!!
Fingers crossed for sunshine for you.
Take Care - Julie xx

Cammie said...

Oh this is so bright and cheery! And with chocolate in the pockets, it's perfection. I hope you have a great summer break.

anya said...

I love this! I think your colors are fantastic .. love the bit of bitty box paper you used for the front. Great job!

B said...

Love the fun colors and how they're so cheery! Have a great break!

Maile Belles said...

Very nice, love the colors!!!

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