Thursday 15 October 2009

A Fab Friend...


Happy Thursday! It's so nearly the weekend - just one more day to go!!
I've been hoping to post this card for AGES! Believe it or not I posted it first class and in true Royal Mail style at the mo it took a bloomin' week to complete its journey, and it looks set that the postal strike is going ahead next week :o( Well fingers crossed it won't because there's nothing quite like receiving a card through the post is there?!
This card is for my fabulous friend (and fellow PTI addict) Kate! I always have a stash of cards to send (just look at my previous creations to know what I've got!) but I really wanted to make a card that screamed out, "Kate!" to me, as well as giving me a perfect excuse to play with my new Friends 'til the End PTI Set ;D
(Apologies for Pics - they were taken on my mum's kitchen worktop! Yet to find a good spot to take pics in our new place!)
If Kate could be a colour I think she'd definitely be PTI's Aqua Mist along with some scrummy Kraft and so my colour combo was pretty much decided for me (I just threw in some Dark Chocolate for good measure too!)We were joking on the phone before I made this about how much stuff I own and tried to justify keeping when Chris and I moved to our new place. I also confessed that I have so many things that were 'crazes' or 'fads' that have just gone outta my stamping style. This includes the hundreds of eyelets and gromlets I own along with my Crop-a-dile 2. Needless to say, for a giggle I was determined to get crop-a-diling and placed a gromlet through the flower ;DThe flower looked a little 'flat' when I stamped it, so to add more depth I used a Versamark Pen to create some shadows and went over this with a Copic Spica Pen. I wished I taken a pic before and after because the difference was so cool but it looks kinda subtle here! It sparkles so much more IRL y'know!

Card Recipe
(All PTI Unless Stated!)
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Aqua Mist Bitty Dot Basics, Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Kraft Card Blank (Hero Arts)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Versamark
Accessories: Vintage Cream Satin Ribbon, Aqua Mist Vintage Button, Gromlet, Crop-a-dile II, Copic Clear Spica Pen

So although it took a week to reach Kate, I think she liked it! I know I LOVED making it and will be playing with that stamp set much more - though not before I start playing with my newer PTI goodies and I've already put my order in for more this month - eek!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I'll be back soon with a card I'll confess I'm kinda proud of...

Catch ya later!


~amy~ said...

super gorgeous!!!! Can't go wrong with those pretty colors!!

Emma said...

Oh you are so right about the faddy crazes in my stash, I am having a big clearout (and you know where any funds raised are going too ;)

The card and flower are faboo :D

Emma x

Stephanie said...

Well, I think that's as close to a perfect card for Kate if ever there was one!! Too gorgeous for words my love :)

Can't wait to see this card, although you should be proud of every single card you make!!

Love ya loads
Steph xxx

Caryn said...

I agree - I think it's fabulous too. I bet Kate just adored it - even if it went round the world to get to her. Can't wait to see this next card - sounds scrummy. Also can't wait to meet you "in the flesh" at Steph's M&T - really looking forward to it!

Caryn xxx

Maureen said...

I love aqua and craft luscious! Sounds like you're settling in to your new place :) Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for inspiring...I just ordered a bunch of stuff from PTI last night!

Taheerah said...

Glad to see your putting your new Friends 'Til The End set to good use Aimes, and what a great banker card to get in with it!

As for fads, I've been pretty careful with what I've spent on, but I do have a couple of card kits (how I first got started out) and a bunch of peel-offs, which while nice I'm sure I'll almost never use again since discovering PTI! Peel-offs are so last year, lol!

Really got my interest piqued for this next card, sounds like it's going to be awesome!!

Taheerah said...

Oh, and thank God PTI stash comes by ParcelForce, so hopefully it won't be affected by any strikes!!

Vanessa said...

Super card and it screams "Kate" to me! Love this colour combo, too and the way you used the stamps is very inspiring! Can`t wait to see the card "you are proud of"!


nasuha ahmad helmi said...

i love this card amy...the cOlours are just amazing,sOft and sweet...

Melissa said...

Those colors are beautiful together! I'm sure she loved it! I love the sparkle on the flower!

BethieJ said...

Aimes I LOVE this.. GREAT colors! and that gromlet is PERFECT in the center.. such a fun idea.. I know what I am gonna do with the jar full I have here too! :)
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Alex said...

I love this stamp set and you've done a great job with the card Aimes :) Great colour combo.

Have a fab weekend.

Alex x

AuroraDawn said...

Looks likes you lost my reply from yesterday???

Fab card Aimes, it def says Kate to me ...

MintStamps said...

What a great card! I, too, love the colors. One of my favorite combinations and stamp sets. I just may have to CASE this card I love it so much!

IamDerby said...

This is gorgeous!!! LOVE everything about it!

Kate Lewis said...

How well you know me - Aqua and Kraft my 2 FAVOURITE things!!! Thank you so much hun - I adore this card and it has pride of place on my shelf (alongside the last card you send - they're too pretty to take down lol!) Love you lots! K xx

Alison said...

That is such a pretty colour combo - I love that Aqua Mist with the choccy and Kraft. Seriously gorgeous card.
Hmm, I too have loads of gromlets - haven't used a single one since I bought the big bite!! Sucker for the sell on QVC, LOL.

debbi taylor said...

from this card - also lovely I can se we have the same kitchen tiles also! another great colour combo x

Paulina said...

This is one of my favorite color combinations. All of your yummy samples using Friends 'til the End is making me think I need this set!

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