Tuesday 1 September 2009

Catching up....


Sorry I've been M.I.A recently, it's been a really busy Bank Holiday here! Building flat pack furniture, trying to be a domestic goddess and trying to visit friends and family proved to be very chaotic - that's not to say that I had a good drink, giggle and boogie though ;D Still gotta go to work next Monday though after my disappointing night at the dogs...I became a jinx on every dog I thought would win!

So I've finally found a spare moment to check out what's happenin' in Blogland to be pleasantly surprised - not only by all the wonderful comments but I've also been nominated for three blog awards!

Firstly Maureen nominated me for these awards:

Thanks so much Maureen! Please go and check out Maureen's blog - it's full of the most gorgeous cards (some with lots of PTI goodies on too - delicious!)

Secondly Caryn has nominated me for this award:Thanks so much Hun, and again if you haven't already please check out Caryn's awesome creations. Her Promarker skills have me green with envy as well as drooling! LOL!

The deal is that I have to reveal 7 facts about myself for the awards from Maureen, and 5 for the award from Caryn so I'm gonna cheat by combining them! I honestly don't think I can think of 7 interesting things about myself, let alone 12! I hope you ladies (and gents if there's any?!) don't mind!

So here we go, 7 'interesting' facts about little me:

1. My favourite sound is the sound of feet walking in deep powdery snow (y'know that kind crunch sound - makes me weak at the knees!)
2. I have a very weak spot for Colin Firth...we play the Bridget Jones game at work all the time - Hugh Grant or Colin Firth from the film if you had to pick? Colin every time for me!
3. I have a man's brain! I have a good sense of spatial awareness and direction - maps don't bother me in the slightest (good job because Chris has a girl's brain and can't find his way out of a paper bag LOL!)
4. I really can't cook tasty meals - though I try I find it so much effort and I tend to create a tip with piles of washing up for a meal that tastes just OK...
5. I love to sing out loud in my car (I'm tone deaf btw) - doesn't even matter if I don't know the words, I'll improvise! Only gets embarrassing when I'm at a red light - good job I've no hairbrush nearby or it'd be hands off the steering wheel! LOL!
6. I'm late for nearly everything - even the hairdressers that is literally opposite our apartment! I try to hard to plan but get sidetracked VERY easily!
7. I hate having to make decisions! To the point where I have to ask someone else to make if for me. I would much rather have my cake and eat it!

Well that's about the 7 most random facts I can think of that I haven't already mentioned for previous blog awards so I hope you'll still come back and visit me...LOL!

Now to nominate people myself to receive these awards (yup all 3!) I've tried really hard to nominate blogs that haven't got these awards so apologies if you already have them!


And if you don't want them...don't feel bad I won't be offended! Now if it was chocolate you were refusing on the other hand....Nah! Only kidding - I'd scoff it myself! LOL!

And you didn't think I wouldn't upload a card would you?
Now I know you're thinking, geez how CAS can a card be exactly?! But again this was a last minute dash to craft as it had to be posted as soon as it was made. Yup, Chris again tells Aimes he needs a card for his parents the day it has to be posted!

One thing I do like about this card is the way my Nestability embossed the square frame so nicely.
I regret adding that strip of metallic card though (it was a scrap from this card) but I was thinking of recycling and I do love to use up scraps (it totally justifies me keeping them!)

Card Recipe
Stamps: PTI Damask Designs
Ink: Stazon Teal Blue, Versamark (for that strip of card)
Card: Card Blank (from stash), Magic Card
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Detail Clear EP

Well I'm off again but I assure you I have more to post, including a tutorial for my winning couch card for PTI's August Guest Star Stamper Contest so watch this space.....

Catch ya later!


P.S Edited to add the film that Chris chose for Friday night's outing was The Ugly Truth - what a girl eh? Sure he picked it to please me and we both thought it was a fab, funny, film - recommend it for a giggle! x


Caryn said...

Beautiful CAS card Aimes - the teal blue looks fab against the white and I really like the metallic strip. It is very hard to hold back sometimes though - I'm rubbish at that!!

By the way, it's Colin every time for me too! Oh, and you're not Sagitarius are you? I only ask because I am and apprently indescisivness is very common (I think!!).

Caryn xxx

~amy~ said...

Lovin' your clean & crisp card...it's perfect!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous Amy! I love the little strip of paper and that color is so beautiful!

Terri said...

Great card! Congrats on your awards. It is nice to find out more about you. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog as well and leaving such a sweet comment.

Julie said...

I'm so glad that you've settled into you new home and thank you soooo much for the awards - thats so sweet of you and realy does mean alot, I'll be making a post shortly to let you know some facts about me.
The card is so elegant and beautiful - I love the colour of the stamped image.
Take Care - Ju x

Taheerah said...

Great to see you back Aimes - and what a great CAS card! The foiling detail really gives it something extra!

Emma said...

You are a giggle my lovely - you make my heart smile :D but I am afraid our friendship maybe in jepordy as I too have saved my affections for Colin Firth - although I never call him that. To me he is and will always be Mr Darcy and I can not watch any other films with him in it hee hee ;D

A real gem of a card today my love - so elegant :D and I love the colour ink you've used.

Have a great day :D

Emma x

Emma said...

Helooo again,

Sorry I am such a numpty - my brain did not comprehend that 'Emma' was me on the blog award list - doh!

Thank you so much - you are always too kind to me :D

Tina Spohn said...

Amy, thank you for your comment. Let me give you a big hug. It´s a hard time, but she can´t live anymore. She has so many deseases, it´s just to much and for my MiL it is the only way right now.

Hugs, Tina

Got to put my eMail on my blog. :)

Stephanie said...

Lovin your facts - I'm afraid it's Hugh for me (I like them naughty lol)

No-one does CAS better than you hun xxx

Ann said...

Fabby CAS card, girl! I love it!

Maureen said...

Love learning new things about you! I loved Bridget Jones...the books, then the movies :) I love the way everything looks just after a snowfall, especially if it's a Friday night and I can stay in all weekend!! Love the teal ink on this card...just striking!!

Kate Lewis said...

Yep, Colin every time for me too! Loved Reading your facts and love the card too - I really like the strip down the side! K x

BethieJ said...

Aimes the card is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the embossed square and the color of the damask!!
Glad you enjoyed your movie!

anya said...

Very pretty Aimes! The embossed frame brings it all together!

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