Friday 23 April 2010



TGI Friday, Peeps! They always say the first week back is the highest hurdle to jump, and I have to agree! I'm sooooooo ready to chillax (and fingers-crossed that the weather forecast was right and it's gonna be a sunny weekend!)

Along with a spot of chillaxing, it's also my Dad's birthday. Don't tell him, but we've bought him a present that I just know he'll love, and I'm not ashamed to say I'm proud because he's one tough cookie to buy for LOL! I know I wouldn't be too fussed with the entire John Wayne collection on DVD, but he'll love it!

Anyways, as you've guessed, cue another masculine card...

I always find Dad so tough to cater for. For once, I can't rely on my beloved Star Prints for him because they're just not 'him'! I did however dig out the same tree stamp that I used for his card last year but made it look very different by just embossing with Clear EP. That's the thing I love so much about stamps, you can definitely get your penny's worth with 'em!

I'm totally into 'woodgrain' images too at the mo, they're everywhere around Blogland aren't they?! Well I really do want the new Woodgrain PTI set but seeing as I don't own that yet, I tried my hand at rooting out an old embossing folder and dragging a Versamark pad over the raised bits to add definition. It's nowhere near as cool as the stamps, but it'll hold my craving for a while at least ;DCard Recipe
Stamps: Hobby Art Trees
Ink: Versamark
Papers: PTI Dark Chocolate/PTI Scarlet Jewel/Craftwork Cards DP
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nesties/Cuttlebug Embossing Folder/Clear Detail EP/PTI Spring Moss Grosgrain Ribbon/PTI Button/PTI Twine/Transfer Letters

Oooh and the card is totally based on the current sketch over at 2S4Y, as soon as I saw it I just knew I had to play along!

Before I love ya and leave ya, I had a package today that I'm just dying to share with y' came all the way from Canada! Yup, it was some scrummy Blog Candy from my buddy Maureen! Oh it is delicious! It contains some gorgeous papers/stamp set/flowers/ribbons/buttons and a fabulous embossing folder and Martha Stewart punch but d'ya wanna see the thing I got soooooooooo excited about and squealed with delight over....?

Yup! Official mittens from the Winter Olympics! How cool are these babies?! Oh I love them sooooo much that I might just have to wear them through summer LOL!

...and one more thing that I'm super proud of is owning the CARDS mag which featured not one, but TWO of Maureen's stunning cards! I hope she'll remember me when she's super famous!

Thanks so much, Moe! You're a real treasure!

Well I'm off to put my mittens back on - believe it or not, typing is practically impossible with 'em on LOL!

Catch ya later!



Vicki said...

Hey get you and your official snazzy gloves! Just need a bout of snow so you can wear Love your card and you're right about the wood grain it's everywhere. Have a supa weekend in the sun (fingers crossed:)

Vicki x

cnelson said...

Such a gorgeous card! gotta love those mittens!

Els said...

Fantastic card, Amy! Love the colors and the trees! Great work!

Kathy Martin said...

Super dad's day card! Love the embossing! :)

Laura Davis said...

What a fantastic card! I love the mittens too :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Unknown said...

VERY cool glovelettes Aimes, you lucky bunny!

Have a super fantastic weekend!

J x

Maureen said...

AAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! You got them!!!!! Ok, that was 5 weeks today, exactly from when I sent them...that parcel must've took the scenic route via Hawaii, Mexico, China, India...a better vacation than I've ever had!!!! LOL Oh, I LOVE the picture of you in them...I actually screamed when I kept reading your post!!! LOL Like I said earlier, I expect to see them in all toursit shots around the UK and anywhere fabulous you go:) It really is a thrill to see you wear them...I'm so glad you like them :) Great card too...I see you got the wood PTI buttons before they stopped making them...I wanted to order them, but they're not on the site anymore. Your Dad will love it and thanks for the tree idea...Father's Day is coming up (in June in Canada) and I will make my dad one with them. Ohhhhh!!! I'm so glad you got the parcel...see, I'm still giddy!!! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Andrea M said...

Great card for your Dad! LOVE the mittens - I soooo wanted a pair but sadly waited too long :(

Emma said...

Look at you sweet chickie :D all cosy with your mittens on and looking faboo.

Loving the rustic and textural feel to your Dad's card. I can't believe you have got all those lovely buttons - their as rare as hen's teeth LOL!

Have a sunny weekend my lovely,

Emma x

Heather P. said...

You are just too cute in those mittens!! :) Love your card, the colors ROCK!

Caryn said...

Oh I just gotta get me them mittens!!! Unfortunately I have child-sized hands (my 10 yo's are the same size as mine now) and gloves are notoriously hard to find (in the adult section anyway!!).

Love the card too Aimes, I'm sure your pops will love it. I have the Woodgrain set on it's way over to me (battling through the ash cloud) and can't wait to get my mits on it.

Have a chilled out weekend babe.

Caryn xxx

Sharron said...

Hi Aimes, your dad's card looks perfect--love the colors! And look at you in those awesome mittens--so cool!! Enjoy your weekend..........

AuroraDawn said...

Fabulous cards Aimes, love it and I know your Dad will too!

Those mittens are brilliant, lookin forward to seeing all the fab photo shoots of you and your mittens in 'hot' tourist spots LOL

Ann said...

Oh, Aimes, this is one fab guy card! Your dad is sure to love it! I have that embossing folder...may have to dig it out and try this!

Melissa said...

How cute are you with those mittens!! What a beautiful smile you have!

Your card is perfect--I love the embossing. My dad's birthday is today!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Excellent manly card! Love the color combo and textures in it. And how cute are those mittens!!! They were super hard to find we heard so count yourself one lucky lady.

Terri said...

Great guy card. I bet your dad will love it. Those mittens look great on you too! Hope you were able to chillax!

Daniela F. said...

Great card for your dad, Aimes! Love how you mimicked the woodgrain pattern, it looks fabulous :) Now you have me all envious for owning the PTI rustic buttons, ha! Enjoy your Sunday! Cute as they are but I really hope the sun came out and you don't really *need* those mittens ;)

peggysue said...

Oh man, I tried and tried to get a pair of those mittens, boy would I be chuffed if those came in the mail to me, you lucky duck! And that is a great dad card, I hope he is as delighted with your gift as you think he might be . . . its always so gratifying to give a gift they like. Hope he has a wonderful birthday!

Cammie said...

Aimes, a great masculine card! I love the colors. You're so cute with your mittens. I think they'll be the perfect spring accessory--start a trend!

Jennifer K said...

The mittens are awesome! And so is your card. I think you did a bang up job emulating the woodgrain look. I don't have the stamp set or the impression plate but it's not for a lack of wanting them.

Vanessa said...

Haha, so cool! Love your mittens! And you are so cute!
Your masculine card is perfect! I just can't do those well...

Vanessa x

Nerina said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad!! it sounds like he'll love his gift - and he'll love this gorgeous card! Enjoy the mittens :0)

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