Monday 12 April 2010

Time to Party!


Happy Monday! Happy for me because I've got this week off work too - woo hoo!!! Not that I hate work, I just like to have some quality inky time on my hands :D

Speaking of inky time (clever link, huh?!) I've been super busy this weekend not only enjoying the glorious sunshine but also taking part in the current Embellish Challenge. I'm a newbie to the Embellish challenges, but I've been admiring them from afar. I'm soooo glad I got the chance to play this time though.
The challenge is to incorporate party themed projects within this colour scheme. I was completely taken with left pic and in particular that red branch. I loved the way it balanced the picture and so this is what dictated my theme! Now if you took a peek at our dinning area here you'd know that this challenge was sooooooo my kinda style! We don't host parties as such, but that colour scheme is practically our whole dining area LOL!

So wanna party?! Well I'm no master-chef, but at my dinner party I could promise you a few paper-crafted accessories to help you feel welcome!

Firstly, you'd get an invite:

The Grungeboard 'P' is coated in Prisma Glitter - it sparkles so much IRL but my photography can't capture it! Now don't be fooled by the main panel either - that piece of 'black card' with red vines on is not dp but made using a emboss resist technique. I stamped a few vines together on PTI's Pure Poppy Cardstock, embossed with clear ep and then sponged black ink over the top. I was pretty impressed at the much that I went ahead and made a few more things for 'my dinner party.'

So secondly and thirdly, as a guest, you'd get a personalised place card and little treat holder!

OK so the treat holder contains red buttons; I didn't have any black and red sweets on me LOL! But I'm guessing you'd probably be more happy with some PTI Pure Poppy Vintage Buttons than you would some sweet treats right?!

So here it is altogether! Obviously you wouldn't get a 'Chris' place card (unless that's your name!) but I like the fact that I can actually use this for a romantic meal (minus the buttons though - don't think he'd appreciate 'em!)

Stamps: Inkadinkado - Delicate Branches
Ink: Versamark/Memento Black
Cardstock: PTI Kraft/Pure Poppy
Accesoreis: Clear EP/Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/PTI Pure Poppy Grosgrain Ribbon/PTI White Snow Twill/Grungeboard/Prisma Glitter/White Transfers/White Gel Pen
/Treat Tube/Pure Poppy Buttons LOL!

So have I got you as a guest then?! It may look oh-so-sophisticated but on the menu will be take-away pizza LOL!

Catch ya later!

P.S Just found out my Sending Sunshine card is one of Taylor's Top Crops! Guess I better kiss and make up with Machiney LOL!


Sharron said...

Hi Aimes, I just saw that you made Taylor's Top Crops. I knew that card was great! Loving today's party items with the black & red--VERY STUNNiNG! (You should have posted a photo of your dining room too!!) You did a fabulous job with resist technique. And I would definitely vote for the buttons vs. the sweets if I were your guest LOL! Have a fun week........

Lindsay said...

Great job! I just love the Invite and of course the name card and I love Pure Poppy buttons.

Courtney Baker said...

Oh so cute! I love the whole set!

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

Wow Aimes, not only are your designs gorgeous but your photographs are pretty damn great too! I love how you set the moment and i'm right there for takeaway pizza as soon as the invite arrives! I'll even bring some fancy buttons to trade ;)
Katie xx

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, this is GORGEOUS!

Jennifer K said...

This is quite a stunning set, Aimes. I really like the branches on the card - absolutely incredible!

Angy said...

Red & black together - so stunning!

Emma said...

MEEEEEEEEEE please - can I come, can I ? LOL! Oh Aimes you have really knocked my socks off with these truly AWESOME and unique place settings. What an inspired choice of the black and red - really has the wow factor.

I didn't think it was possible to to improve on perfection but I believe you have :D

Way to go on the the distinguished mention too - don't forget us mere mortals though lol!

Rhonda said...

Love this great combo!!! I'd take the buttons as my treat.

Cammie said...

Aimes, what a fun and sophisticated
invitation, placecard, favor. And as I just finished eating take-out pizza, the menu is perfect too.
Congratulations on the Taylors Top Crops!

~amy~ said...

dang girl, you know how to throw a party and YES, I'd rather have the buttons than sweets:)

woot woot on your TESC card!!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Just Fabulous! Love the invite and the ribbon across the top! Your party favor is cute (and I'd take the buttons over the sweets anytime!)

Maureen said...

"Maureen" is spelled with two e's :) I'm coming, so send me an invite!! LOL LOVE this!! I actually thought the front of the card was flocked dp!! I love this colour combo elegant :) Yay!!! The package came? Now whenever you go to some place famous in the UK or even Europe, I'm expecting you to take a picture of you wearing the red front of a castle or Big Ben or something like that!! LOL Are you planning to get the Embellish e-zine? I have 2 cards in it :) I've seen the preview and it's fabulous...really well done :)

Vanessa said...

This is amazing, Aimes!!! Very sophisticated! I'd love to be your guest and I'd love to eat take-away pizza! Yumm. And maybe some take-away Indian food... I am so jealous that you are able to get yummy Indian food everywhere in the UK. We went to Masala Zone almost everyday when we visited London. Sigh.


Alex said...

WOW Aimes you have been busy and I love what you've created!!! I definitely want be a guest at your dinner party :)

Take care,

Alex x

Terri said...

Very cool! Love those colors together. I would love to be your guest!

peggysue said...

Stunning is the right word here! Wow girl, I want to come to a party at your house! Don't capitalize the first letter please, I prefer lower case. Great! Now that we've got that out of the way, what time should I be there?

Marinette-Scraptherapie said...

Wow! tes créations sont merveilleuses, un très beau choix de couleurs j'adooore
j'ai bien reçu ton colis, encore merci à toi

Caryn said...

Save me a place too - and I'd prefer the buttons than chocolate - sick of the stuff after Easter!!!

Wow Aimes, I can't belive how stunning this all looks. The red against the black is fabulous, makes me think of New York for some reason!!! No idea why, never been!!

Congrats on the top spot again too - you're such an A-lister!!

Caryn xxx

Tenia Nelson said...

Eeeeeek!!! So love this set!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Ann said...

FANTASTIC creations, Aimes! LOVE this to pieces!

Angela Mclean said...

LOVE especially the treat box. Mega gorgeous!
Angela xxx.

Christine Blain said...

Oh, my lordy! That emboss resist effect is to-die-for on the red card. LOVE it!

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