Thursday 20 August 2009

Celebrating Charlie...


Well I've kinda calmed down a bit since my good news - I just now have the tough decision of choosing a single PTI stamp set as my prize! Oh decisions, decisions, should I go for a background set? (I'm loving those polka dots!) or a set with cool images? (I'm loving Bird Watching) or a set with gorgeous sentiments? (Just as in Friends 'til the End) Well if you have any suggestions on sets you love or just couldn't live without then let me know!

Can I also say "THANK YOU!" from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful comments and emails I've received - you sure know how to make a gal blush don't ya!? I love you all and feel so blessed to have such wonderful buddies who totally understand my level of enthusiasm! *MWAH!*

Anyways enough of the slushfest and onto today's I don't want you to run from me when I post this little card - it's totally not my style but I wanted to challenge myself and try something new.

There's a fab new blog called Get Sketchy - it posts new sketches every Friday along with the chance to win some cool prizes and this is the first sketch:
I just thought it looked kinda interesting to try so I had a go and made a card to celebrate the new (and safe!) arrival of my nephew Charlie:Please don't click that cross button - I can explain!!!

I know, it's not very me but when I say that this card is intended for Charlie's big brothers and sister (aged 9, 4 and 2) do you see where I'm coming from now? I don't think Harry, Thomas and Ruby would really appreciate my normal crafting style saying such things as:

"That's a gorgeous colour combo Aunty Amy!"

" Oh Aunty Amy I just love how pleasing to the eye that is, you've balanced the colours so well!"

So here's a chance to just have some plain ol' stampin' fun with fun images and fun papers (although the buttons are PTI so if they're gonna recycle it I might request those babies back!)

I think the only thing 'me' about this card is the grey - I love how it works with the blue, so pretty! Oh and the hearts on the pram sparkle thanks to my little Copic Spica Pen - though again my photography has failed to show how much it sparkles IRL!

Card Recipe

Stamps: Stamping Bella - Bella Baby Buggy Bumper, PTI - Around and About Sentiments
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock: From Stash - though I think it might be Cloud 9 Design (how appropriate for my last post eh? LOL!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, PTI Buttons (Aqua Mist and Enchanted Evening), PTI White Twine, Dark Blue Stardust Pen, Copic Clear Spica Pen, White Gel Pen

Well I'm now off to see Charlie for myself for the first time - don't worry though I won't be getting broody! I don't have time for myself sometimes let alone kids, I dunno how all you mums out there do it - I truly admire it!

Catch ya later!


~amy~ said...'re sooo sweet & funny...I love your baby card!

Dora said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch!
Thanks so much for playing!

Alison said...

Well, it's certainly different!

But if you can't have a bit of fun with yer craftin - when can you have fun!

Going back to your win with On my couch - absolutely no surprise there - that is one of the most original cards I've EVER seen - I just showed it to DS1 and his mate and they agreed - very cool!

I want to know which stamp set you pick - I know how exciting this is for you!!
So a big well done again on that win - fantastic and well deserved!
Alison -x-

Melissa said...

Have a great time meeting your nephew!! I'm sure his big bros and sis will love the card!

Anonymous said...

This is super cute.. love your take on the sketch.
Thanks for playing!

Shemaine Smith said...

What an adorable card!!! thanks for playing along this week!

Julie said...

Hi Aimes,
I'd still be excited if i were you, what a great card Aimes for baby charlie.
Have a great weekend - Julie xx

memory-scrap said...

Firstly, I've not been online for a few days and obviously missed your amazing news (although I kinda expected you would win as it was so bloomin' original!) But congratulations all the same, I couldn't get over how quickly you changed the subject...I would have gone on and on and on about it, you're far too modest!. I think this baby card is sweet, why not throw caution to the wind occaionally and just play around with things, that's the fun of it.
Love Jane xxxx

Linz said...

i got the polka dots recently and they're fabulous, i'd pick those!

Stephanie said...

Congrats all round on the safe arrival of charlie :)

Is there no style you can't put your hand to? You make it seem all too effortless!!

Big hugs
Love Steph xxx

Taheerah said...

Definitely a departure from your usual style Aimes but it works! Can see where you're coming from in terms of who you're designing the card to be from. It can be difficult to create something that 'fits' not only the recipient but the recipient's recipient!

Can't wait to find out which set you go for, at least you know that whatever you pick will be a good 'un!

memory-scrap said...

Aimes, I know I have already commented on this post, but as you don't have any new ones yet, just have to say I noticed your updated photo on my followers list. Look at you all gorgeous in black and white! I am so going to have to update mt photo. It was the only one I had on my computer the day I started my blog and I look such a frump on it!!! This will be my next mission!!!! Love Jane xx

Tina Spohn said...

Amy, congratulations! But I do have to say it twice, right? Love to see you filling in for the fabulous Steph on the European "A Passion for Papertrey"-blog and of course you deserved to win on PTI!

By the way, I can tell you, I don´t want to miss my Polka Dot-Sets, they are sooooooo great. How could I ever live without them. *lol*

Hugs, Tina

Taheerah said...

Posting again to congratulate you on taking your post on the A Passion for Papertrey blog Aimes! I just commented on there but will say again that I can't think of anyone better suited to do it. Now I have two places to see your lovely creations!! :-D

Karen said...

How did I miss this post? Fab card (as usual clever girlie!) love the colours and the pram is very cute. BIG CONGRATS again on the arrival of baby charlie xx
PS: I'd go for the Bird Watching set, love anything using our feathered friends!
Karen xx

Debbie said...

Aimes your take on the sketch is gorgeous!! Loving your new picture too - youre such a babe!! :D :D


Lesley Edmonds said...

Love this little card, and congrats on your arrival at Passion for PApertrey.
Lesley x

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