Monday 7 September 2009

A last min dash!


Just a real quickie this time as life is beyond chaotic at my end! We're still in the process of moving and now work has started for me (first day of school went fine - well with no students it's pretty much bound to LOL!) along with visiting relations for various occasions it's just manic!

Anyways enough excuses! I have another card for the current and very nearly ending Raspberry Suites Color Challenge!Although these colours screamed autumn to me, I also though they'd look great for a masculine card. As one was required for Chris' brother last weekend, I got busy!I'm definitely happier with this entry for the challenge than my earlier attempt! Apologies for the poor pic, still using Chris' camera and still not getting the gist of it! LOL!

The scalloped border was created by cutting a strip of dp and placing my circle nestability in the centre, drawing a faint line two little squares high and repeating. I really need to get the border punch for this but for now, this will do!

Card Recipe

All PTI Unless Stated
Stamps: Star Prints
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Card: Kraft/Summer Sunrise Bitty Box Basics
Other: Cuttlebug, Square Nestability, Dark Chocolate Twill Ribbon, Rustic Wood Button, Rustic Twine

I think Phil (Chris' Brother) liked it, although he did place it on the sideboard the wrong way up - it actually looked kinda cool portrait and I didn't have the heart to tell him it was s'posed to be landscape, though Chris promptly told him anyways - brothers eh?!

Well I hope to be in touch at some point soon with some new creations - in the meantime why not check out the A Passion For Papertrey Blog? We've a new challenge and I've uploaded a new card as my example - I'd love it if you could stop by!

As for now, I'm off to down my tea, pack my school bag for tomorrow and attempt to build a flat packed desk - wish me luck, I have a feeling I'll need it! LOL!

Catch ya later!


Emma said...

You never cease to amaze me with your talent and energy. I need a lie down just thinking what you've been up too today :D

This is gorgoues - I know I have said it before but you rock the man card thing :D

Take care,

Emma x

Tina Spohn said...

What a lovely card, Amy! I really love the star prints-set too. :D

Hugs, Tina

Julie said...

Hi there busy lady,
I bet your head is spinning at the mo with everything you've got going on...
The card is great - I find it very hard to use the yellow/mustard colour but you've made it look so easy - you are a natural.
Take Care and good luck with your desk - youre soon going to be known as the queen of flat pack!!!!

Winter said...

Nice! Love the design! :)

Taheerah said...

Gorgeous card Aimes, the colours definitely do suit a masculine card! All the best for your first day back at school!!

Shaz said...

Very sweet! I love this card.

Andrea M said...

Fabulous card! Love the clean and simple lines. Sigh.... yet another stamp set I just "have" to have :)

Kimberly's Krafts said...

Your card is great!! I love how you used the colors and your blog Rocks too!! :)

Happy Labor Day!!

Kimberly :))

Melissa said...

I love it! Such a fun layout! Glad that you had a good first day back!

Alison said...

Aimes, you really rock the CAS card design! That is such a great card for a guy - and what a great idea to use the nestie die to make your own custom border...Brilliant!

Ann said...

Oooh, fabby card, Aimes! :D

~amy~ said... this...perfect masculine card!

Maureen said...

fabulous! the yellow really pops!!

Amy said...

You are the queen of masculine cards!

Alex said...

Great masculine card Aimes, might have to case this one as it's fab!

Hope your week is going well at work.

Bye for now,

Alex x

Jennine Chambers said...

Great card. I have this set so I think I may be using your card for inspiration.

Karen said...

Another fab card, I love the stars and that paper is gorgeous. Clever thing you, I'm hopeless at cards for men! Hope things aren't too chaotic there and you're having a fab week back at school!
Karen x

Dana said...

Oooh, yummy! I like those chocolate stars!....hee hee it cracked me up that he set the card up wrong...MEN! Good luck for yuor first day Amy!

masha minaeva said...

Love this simple card!

anya said...

Great job Aimes! Love the simple design - and you're right, those colors are great for guy cards!

Andrea M said...

I've been quietly perusing your blog and the Passion for Papertrey site for a while now and I have to say, I love them both - you are so talented :) Thanks so much for your encouraging comments on my blog - so nice of you! Wish I could take credit for the acetate window - got the idea from another site (Betsy Veldman). It is quite clever though. Looking forward to your next creation :)

Teresa Kline said...

this is stunning, great work...have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Heidi said...

This is a great card Aimes! The layout is super! I hope you're back to a good routine at work. It's so hard to get back sometimes. Glad to see that moving is going smoothly. Happy stamping!

BethieJ said...

LOVE this Aimes! Great job on the color challenge!! I am gonna peek in at the Passion for papertrey blog.. I LOVE a good challenge.. and LOVE PTI.. cant beat that! :)

AuroraDawn said...

Beautiful card Aimes, love the colour combo.

Did you get tempted by any of the new PTI creations this month - they were all so gorgous ... but I was very good.

Have left you a little something over on my blog ...

Best wishes


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