Monday 3 May 2010

Hey, Hey, Hey!


Welcome to my lil' corner of blogland on this very soggy Bank Holiday Monday! Hey it may be raining, but I'm still happy as I've found some much needed time to get inky (and catch up with some work too of course ;D)

So last week amid the chaos I received a parcel full of stampy goodness from Courtney of Practicing Creativity! I've been admiring her stamps and following her new stamping business adventure from this side of the pond, waiting for a chance to order some goodies from her.

Well when she released For the Love of Dots I knew I just had to go for it. Not only has it got some gorgeous background building stamps for my passion for polka dots, but check out the one sentiment that really caught my eye..."HEY"! I mean, that was practically made for me, right?! Just check the start of every post on here and you'll see it LOL! So as I ordered this I thought I'd treat myself to Look Up! too and some of the totally scrummy ribbon that I now can't bring myself to use and wished I'd ordered more of!

Finally found some time this weekend to just sit and play with it all and as a result, I made a set of 3 sweet 3.5" square cards featuring my trademark "Hey" in colours that I'm just learning how to love:

Firstly Melon Berry
Secondly Plum Pudding
and last but not least, Ocean TidesRecipe
Stamps: Practicing Creativity For the Love of Dots/Look Up!
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Melon Berry/Plum Pudding/Ocean Tides/Stamper's White
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Melon Berry/Plum Pudding/Ocean Tides/ Memento - Brown
Accessories: Promarkers/Papertrey Ink Ribbons

I love the way it was so easy to line up the design on the cloud bubble with the main panel design and the fact that stamps from two different sets co-ordinate so well together!

So my final un-biased verdict on these stamps?! Fabulous! Took both chalk ink and dye ink like a dream with perfect results and that background stamp is soooooo easy to line up that I could have easily created a whole sheet of that circular pattern! Courtney has a fab eye for design and I can tell that her sets are going to be very versatile! You can check out her sneak peeks of a new set right now!

Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with, Courtney!

Catch ya later!



Lynn said...

Very cute...would make a great gift! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharron said...

"Hey" Aimes! These are so COOL! Looks like a fabulous polka dot set and love your cards in all those different colors. Have fun on your day off........

Taheerah said...

Fun cards Aimes, and definitely appropriate for you! Enjoyed your product review too, hehe!

Ann said...

These are super cute, Aimes!

Caryn said...

hey Aimes, these are so cute - off for a peek at those stamps....

Caryn xxx

Heather P. said...

These are totally AWESOME! Love the color combos! :)

Terri said...

Glad you got some time to play. Very cool! Great colors too.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

HEY! Those cards are super cute and very mod looking.

~amy~ said...

You absolutely ROCKED courtney's stamps girlie!!!!

Maureen said...

Ah, I love new's like Christmas every month!! Did you get some of Courtney's wide ribbon? I just got some and should have bought more than just a yard. It's so soft and wonderful!!! And WIDE!!! I can't wait to see you use it. Love all the different colours, but same idea :) I need a bank holiday!! Our next one is the 24th for Victoria you get this one too? Did the mittens do anything fabulous this weekend? LOL :)

Kimberly said...

Love these! I really like the color combos and the pop of the ribbon against the background.

Nerina said...

Aimes, these are totally fabby!! I love your colour choices and that HEY is so eye catching! I'm really intrigued by the new stamps you're trying out ... maybe need to do a little surfing here :0)

Cammie said...

Wonderful cards, Aimes! Great color combos! I'm off to check out these stamps.

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

Hey Aimes!!! These are excellent, I love your selection of colours, such cute little cards xx

Jennifer said...

These are really CUTE!!!

Marinette-Scraptherapie said...

Toutes trois splendides, c'est très raffiné, superbe choix de couleurs, bref j'adooore

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