Sunday 31 January 2010



Hope your weekend has been a good one! I have to say I'm a little down that Murray just couldn't get enough points past the King of Tennis aka Federer but boy, what a final! I'm convinced that his time will come...

...but apart from that I've been kinda happy. Some of you may know already but the grin on my face is a result of winning PTI's Guest Star Stamper contest for January!!! I won the category for use of a previous stamp set with my scraptastic card.

The prize is a stamp set of my choice but the fact that the queen of cards herself, Nicole Heady stated: "Amy's concept revolutionized the way I look at my background sets!" is the total icing on the cake for me! Nicole is one of my stamping idols so I really am on Cloud 9! Thanks so much to all you lovely people who have commented, emailed and even facebooked me to congratulate me and let me know! I was in the dark until Saturday - that'll teach me for being too busy to check out the Internet! Much love and inky hugs to you all *MWAH!*

So what to share with you today/tonight.....well I haven't had a chance to get inky this weekend so I'm going to share a card that I made for one of my bestest ever bloggin' buddies, Kate. This card was for her birthday:

I was still on my masking kick using Friends 'til the End, and knowing Kate is a HUGE fan of Aqua Mist, this card kinda made itself LOL!

I used a Versamark pen to add some subtle shading to the flowers - I love the effect of this!

Card Recipe
(All PTI supplies)
Stamps: Friends 'til the End
Ink: Dark Chocolate/Fresh Snow
Cardstock: Aqua Mist/Stamper's Select White/Dark Chocolate
Accessories: White Vintage Buttons/Cream Button Twine/White Gel Pen/Versamark Pen

OK apologies for the quick post but tea is on the table (Mmmm, curry!) so I'm gonna go gobble that up and hope to catch up around Blogland and see what wonderful inspiration I can get from you all!

Catch ya later!

P.S Just a little shout-out to my bloggin buddy, Alex who has some delicious Blog Candy up for grabs! Hurry though, it ends on Wednesday!


Ann said...

Gorgeous creation, girl! I love me some Aqua Mist! Congrats again on the PTI win! Woot! Woot! :D

Was just thinking of you today...we're talking about our trip this summer, and I'm wondering if maybe we couldn't meet up for a drink...or a Magnum, perhaps? :D

Caryn said...

Aw, it was so well deserved Aimes. When I saw it I was so excited and I guessed you hadn't seen it as there was no mention on your blog. Huge congratulations.
This is another stunner - love that masking technique. I bet Kate adored it.

Caryn xxx

Heidi said...

Amy I'm so excited for you!! You should be GSS because your cards are always fantastic!! This is a beautiful card and I'm sure Kate loved it! Way to Go Girl!!

Nerina said...

Aimes you really ROCK! I'm still so happy for your GSS win!! This card is perfection itself - absolutely *gorgeous* I love the monochromatic look with the masked flowers! Rhonda and I made the 2S4Y fab 5 this morning :-0!! It has been a real PEEP week :0) Wooohoooo!!

Unknown said...

Fantastic news Aimes, no wonder you're on such a high. You'll be designing for PTI next!

Love & hugs,

Andrea M said...

Congrats Aimes! So happy for you! That card is a stunner and is certainly super creative! How exciting!!! Hope it keeps a smile on your face for a while :)

Alex said...

Congrats Aimes, I'm bet you're well chuffed at what Nicole said about your card :)

Love the birthday card for Kate - Aqua Mist is such a lovely colour and you've used one of my fave stamp sets!

Have a good week.

Bye for now,

Alex x

Terri said...

Another great card! Love everything about it. Congrats again on your win. Enjoy your moment you deserve it! I look forward to seeing what set you get now!

Emma said...

Awh Aimes I am still on such a high thinking of your PTI news and the card for Kate is perfect - so clever and sophisticated and as you say the colour choice is spot on :D

Hope your curry was scrummy and have a great week xx

Sharron said...

Gorgeous card! Love the clean design and the masking you did with the flowers. Congratulations on the GSS win and what a wonderful comment from Nicole. Way to Go!

Heather P. said...

WOW, this is a gorgeous card, and a big, HA-UGE congrats on the GSS win!!! :)

Rhonda said...

Love this creation. Got to love buttons!

~amy~ said...

wootie woot woot for you...congrats!!!

gorgeous card for today:)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the simplicity of it. And again, way to go! GSS winner! Now for a new month and all the goodness of a PTI anniversary year!

peggysue said...

I can already tell I am going to learn a lot from your stamping style. What I need to do is get you a list of the PTI stamps I own so I can induce you to use those in a card and then I'll just CASE you. :) Lovely card Aimes.

Maureen said...

Yippee!! I'm in the presence of card genius!! :D Congrats again on your fabulous card...and I see on the side of your blog that you are racking up the PTI awards!! Yay!! (oh, and I love the new blog look...don't think I mentioned that yet). Love this card for your friend...that deep brown on aquamist is delicious!! Thanks as well for your donation to your local Alzheimers group...I was hoping people outside of Canada would do all helps...all over the are too sweet :D Have a great week.

Marinette-Scraptherapie said...

Wow!! congrats Aimes, c'est amplement mérité, j'adoooore ce que tu fais

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

A huge CONGRATULATIONS, well done Aimes, you must still be on cloud 9, what a lovely comment from Nichole! I look forward to finding out which stamp set you choose ;) And to see what you'll do with it.
That curry sounds rather delicious, i'm feeling very hungry now lol! xxx

Courtney Baker said...

Congratulations girl! It's always so great to get that kind of compliment from Nichole!

Lori said...

Congratulations!!!! So deserving!! And this card is so beautiful as well!!!

shery said...

love the card

Cammie said...

Such a beautiful card! Was thrilled for you, but not surprised that you were named GSS! You should have heard my husband Saturday as he avoided learning the outcome of the semifinal, turned on the tv to watch it, and the power went out. Not pretty! Luckily, he got to record and watch the final on Sunday.

Diana said...

what a beautiful card!

Courtney Baker said...

So very pretty! And congrats again!

Angy said...

Beautiful card! Love this set and your interpretation - need to CASE this for sure.

Shauna said...

That card is incredibly beautiful. I love the colours you used and how elegant the card looks.

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