Thursday 21 January 2010

Spotlight? Me? No way!


I'm still here just in case you're wondering! Can't you just tell that I'm back at work now; the snow has thawed and I'm back into the swing of working hard and finding hardly any time to get inky *sob*

I've still managed to have a little surf around Blogland only to find some news that really put a smile on my face. I've been selected for In The Spotlight by the one and only Miss Dawn McVey for the RSCC #21 with my Potato Optional card! I feel so honoured!

Anyways, I'll spare you with the long soppy speech about just how thrilled I am and get on with a card, I'm guessing that's what you're here for after all ;D

This card was for my mum's birthday which happened to be on Boxing Day so you can tell how long this pic has been waiting to be uploaded LOL! My mum's a sucker for pink and flowers too so it just seemed so appropriate to go with this idea ;D

Card Recipe
(PTI Supplies Unless Stated!)
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II/Around & About Sentiments
Ink: Sweet Blush/Dark Chocolate
Card: Hibiscus Burst/Sweet Blush/Dark Chocolate Bitty Dot Basics
Accessories: Flower/Dark Chocolate Vintage Button/Cream Button Twine

I know work is super busy but my aim will be to post twice a week (at least!) and I'm sooooo looking forward to the weekend to find some time to chillax and get creative!

Wishing you all fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!

Catch ya later!


Alex said...

Congrats Aimes on being selected for "In The Spotlight" for your Potato Optional card!

Love your card that you made for your Mum, it's nice to see a different size card too.

Have a good Friday/weekend.

Bye for now,

Alex x

Caryn said...

Wow, muchly deserved my dear - you big superstar you!! Bet you're on cloud nine! Any link to your mention???

Loving this awesome card and the sentiment looks fabulous - might need to add that set into my ever-growing basket after all!!

Caryn xxx
(by the way, IT has left the USA!!)

Rhonda said...

Aimes, Congrats again on being highlighted!!

Love the colors and card sz.

Marinette-Scraptherapie said...

félicitations Aimes, c'est amplement mérité ta carte est vraiment somptueuse, j'adooore

Emma said...

Yeeehaw - still on a super high for you my lovely :D

Digging the classy little number you have for us today too :D


Courtney Baker said...

Very cute I love the shape!

Julie said...

Hi Aimes,
Well done you - I bet your thrilled and very well deserved.
Lovely card for your mum - Love the flower.
Have a great weekend.
Take care - Ju xx

Niki Estes said...

Congrats on having your card featured, Amy! I love this card, too. Great sketch, colors, and design!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Amy, I bet your mum loved it!! Well done you for being selected for "In the Spotlight" !


Angy said...

SUPER D DUPER! Awesome, I hope to someday be in the spotlight. I will keep trying!

Sharron said...

Beautiful card! I really like the Around & About Sentiments--gives such a different look. And congratulations on your 'In the Spotlight' card. What an honor--great job!

Heather P. said...

Congrats on the spotlight, girlie! :)

I have to say, I *LOVE* this card! The colors, the polka dots, the unusual size... So fab!!

Ann said...

Oooh, I love that pink flower and the dots! So pretty!

Congrats again on your Spotlight mention! You know you ROCK! :D

Maureen said...

Yay!! Congrats on the Spotlight!! Now I wish I was on the couch!! I'm's hard to get back into the swing of things...and as you know, with can never "ease" back's always full-on!! Love the long shape of this card...they are fun to make for a can only do so much with them...but it's fun :)

Terri said...

Congrats on having your card featured on Dawn's blog! The card you made for your mom came out great! I bet she loved it.

Melissa said...

Yay, congrats! I was so happy to see your name on the list!!

This card for your mum is beautiful! I love the long shape--I found some envelopes on clearance after Christmas that are sized like've inspired me to make a card to fit!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Nice birthday card for your mom. And once again, Congrats for your couch potato card on Dawn's spotlight! Excellent!

Taheerah said...

Beautiful card Aimes, so pretty!! I know I've already congratulated you but congratulations again, such a great achievement!

Vanessa said...

Congrats on being spotlighted by Dawn!! And this card is adorable, too! Bet your Mum loved it! Love the combo of pink and brown! Have a great weekend!!


Quilter422 said...

congrats on the spotlight! this card is lovely, i love the size. i've never done one that size, you've inspired me to give it a try!

~amy~ said...

woot wootie woot woot sista on the spotlight!!!

Oh i bet your mum loved her card:)

Cammie said...

Aimes, I wasn't at all surprised that the spotlight is shining on your card. You are a very talented crafter. Love this card for your mom; I'm sure she loved it too. Have a good weekend.

Alison said...

Wow, huge 'well done!' on your success - you totally rocked with the 'potato optional' card!
And I love the orientation of the card for your mum, it''s a bit different. Very pretty card, (and hopefully, she'll give it back so that you can recycle that gorgeous flower!)
Alison, x

Need More Time to Craft said...

Love your Mum's birthday card. That flower is fantastic.
Huge congrats from me for being choosen for 'In the Spotlight'
Carole x

Heidi said...

Well done Aimes! It really is a gorgeous card!

Lori said...

Congrats Aimes!!!! :)
Bet your Mum loved this card, everything she likes and so pretty!!

Kimberly said...

Congrats on the Spotlight. It is well deserved. Today's card is very pretty. Great color and layout.

Linz said...

congrats on the spotlight - i loved the card and wasnt surprised that it was featured. loving the polka dots on this one!

debbi taylor said...

Hey - How are you?? who would have thought that I would use black and craft together - normally so bright! but I love the combo - thanks for stopping by and your blog just keeps getting better x x x

peggysue said...

Mucho congratulations! What a neat honor. And a cute card for your mom, I'm sure she had a lovely birthday.

Nerina said...

Aimes this card is absolutely gorgeous - bet your Mum loved it! I really love the way you talk to us on your blog - I feel like the tea is on and I need to just sit for a while! Have a *great* week - hopefully with some ink in it :0) Hugs!

GEMMA said...

Congratulations on getting the spotlight. When I looked on Dawn's site, I thought to myself that looks like Aime's card - before I saw your name! So pleased for you!

Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog. I went for quite a few PTI sets in the end (I found out how heavy my order would be so I could work out my luggage allowance around it! Hehe! Yes, I am a nutter!) I can't remember them all at the moment, but some are mixed messages, in bloom, homemade, simple alphabet, holiday button bits and now my brian has given up!

Hope you're ok.

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