Friday 30 July 2010

Aimes on the Big Screen!


Happy Friday, Peeps! Why do the weeks zoom by so fast when I'm on my summer hols?!

So if you didn't know already or you've been hiding under a rock for the last week, it's that time of year where I sit here, eager to get any sneak peaks from the CHA show! I'm totally jealous of anyone who manages to go y'know ;D

So how does a gal pass the time wishing she was there? Well she decides to getting around to stuff she said she'd do, but she's never done! So I decided on being super brave and I'm now featured on the big screen!!!!! What movie, you ask? Well I'm not on that big screen, but I have finally answered a few requests and have uploaded a little video I made last night to show you how I make my lil' bows for my projects. How else could I pass the time whilst I sit here jealous of everyone at CHA?! LOL!
So here it is, Aimes comin' at ya (well my voice anyways!) and showing you how to make the most easy, peasy bows ever! Huge credit goes to my very own mum for suggesting this technique to me. Mum, you've saved me many hours of ribbon fiddling with this, THANK YOU!!!!

Now before you criticise, I'd like to point out that this was filmed at night whilst my guy was out (I just know he'd make me crack up if he was around!) and not using the most fancy shmancy equipment! But after a million takes I'd like to think that it at least shows you how I make my bows and that's the main aim of the video, right?!

Enough babbling - Enjoy!

If you can't see the video try viewing it here

So I now expect you all to have the most gorgeous bows on your projects of course *wink*! And as you can see, I then put the bow I made in my video to good use :D

Chair-ish trio close up

Oh man I just ♥ these cards (am I allowed to say that?!)

I've gotta stop now and move onto a different design now though methinks LOL! But seeing as I've made these now, I figured that I could enter them into the Moxie Fab World: Card Style Week challenge for Clean and Graphic Cards. I have to say I think this style is my fave of all and one that I'll never tire of!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for checkin' out my premiere on the big screen - tee hee! Who knows how else I'll spend the time trying not to wish I was at CHA!

Catch ya later!


Lynn said...

Way to go you on the big screen...scrumptious bows!

Isha Gupta said...

Great bow tutorial Aimes. Nice to know your favorite color is green.

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

Thank you so much, I love it! I will cry as soon as poss!
These cards are stunning Aimes, you should so be part of the PTI Design Team :)
My fave bit of the video was "You take your piece of ribbon........obviously!" so cute ;) xx

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Super tutorial! Loved hearing you speak in with your English accent. It would be grand if CHA came to London. I loved visiting there many years ago. What fun we'd all have coming over there.

Maureen said...

Can I have your autograph? LOL This is so cool, Aimes!!!! I love hearing your voice :) What a unique way to tie the that it was your mom's idea :) And all the cards look so wonderful lined up...delicious colours :) That dotty biscotti is so fun to use, eh? tie a bow with the red mittens!!! LOL Looking forward to another about how you ink your clouds? That would be neat to see :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Aimes!! THANK YOU for the AMAAZING tutorial, u know I can tie pretty beautiful bows BUT I spend almost one hour trying to make the perfect one!! I don't own a bow-easy but of course I own markers! Thanks once again, this will save me tons of time!

Vanessa said...

Oh, thank you so much for this fab video, Aimes! I always wondered why those cute bows look so different from mine! And I loved listening to your voice :) Those cards are gorgeous!
Btw, did you ever receive my birthday card?
Have a beautiful weekend!
Vanessa x

Angy said...

super cute! Love the video...and can't wait to try it. such a clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

Alex said...

Ahhh, that's how you do your bows! Great video, love your props to make your bow by the way :)

Thanks for the video Aimes.

Have a good weekend,

Alex x

Julie said...

Watch out Hollywood hear comes Aimes, what a great tutorial, thanks for sharing this as I have always wanted to create beautiful bows like yours. I'm off to have a go.
Take Care Hun and have a great weekend.
ju xx

Karen B. said...

Ahh, fabulous tutorial! Its amazing that your bows can look like that with regular supplies at hand, thank you so much for sharing. And your accent completely took me by surprise! Love it! I suppose I really should have paid attention from where you reside-I see it now by your profile.

Andrea M said...

BrillianT Thanks so much for sharing Aimes! I am definitely going to give this method a try. So simple but such stunning little bows. Awesome! Hope you make more videos - great job!

Sharron said...

Hi Aimes, I love your video--great idea and thanks for sharing! And what fun to her your voice!!

Carly said...

Such a great video and I love the trio of cards! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! Hugs, Carly

Tina Spohn said...

Aimes, thank you you very much for this wonderful and easy tutorial! I mentioned you and this tutorial on my blog and linked to you and to "A Passion for Papertrey" of course.
I took am Mini Mister Organizer and two Mini Misters for my tiny little bow. It´s kind of relaxing with this tutorial, hehe.

Thanks again!

If you mind the linking and mentionig on my blog, just give me a peep and I will change it.

Hugs, Tina

Kate Lewis said...

WHOOP, how exciting to have you starring in a video!! Congrats on a FAB tutorial hun - always wondered how you make your super-perfect bows! Have a great weekend, wishing it was last weekend all over again! Kate xxxxx

Vicki said...

Hey get you "you tube queen"!
I was going to ask for your autograph but I think I already have it,
a pre-fame signature, I reckon that's worth even more ;)

Absolutely love your cards and I will be copying

Vicki x

Ann said...

Yes, you're allowed...I love those cards, too!

Yay! I got to hear your fabby British accent! :D

Unknown said...

Brilliant tutorial Amy - thank you for sharing.

Great tho' I guess I really need promarkers now and not just for colouring!

Lovely to hear you


Sue said...

What a great Tutorial Amy, DD and I thoroughly enjoyed it!! your bows are a perfect addition to these beautiful cards- very inspiring! :)

Dana said...

Of course you can say you love your own work! That's why you make it, right? *grin*

Fab video and I love your going to try it today!

Terri said...

Thanks for the video. You did a great job. It was also great to hear your voice too. Love your accent.

Liz Armstrong said...

Hi Amy,
Great video! Thank you to you (and your mum) for sharing your tip with us.
Your bows are lovely.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Amy! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Clean & Graphic Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Nerina said...

Great tutorial Aimes! You always come across so well on your blog - it feels like a real conversation - so it was great to hear your voice :0) I have been doing a similar thing with a pom-pom maker (looks a bit like an old tuning fork) that I picked up - heee! And BTW - you're allowed to say you love the cards - they're awesome!

IamDerby said...

Wonderful tutorial Aimes! And of course you know how we Americans swoon over the English accent. I could probably sit here and listen all day. Your cards are divine and of course its ok to love your own stuff!

Jacqueline said...

Thank you very much for this - I just can't tie bows so your video is very helpful!

Gina said...

I just admitted to someone earlier that I have the gross national debt of a small country in ribbon and never use it, because I am so challenged...not after this video!!! Thank you SO much! I even had the tack AND Promarkers on hand!

Anonymous said...

J'ai appris des choses interessantes grace a vous, et vous m'avez aide a resoudre un probleme, merci.

- Daniel

mcaldera said...

Thank you, Thank you! I have always struggled with bows, and now I am a bow-genius! I actually made a plaster of paris mold for two markers and now I have a permanent bow-tying station. I am sharing this idea with all my friends, thank you!!

Kelly S. said...

Get out, Amy! I never would have thought of that. Thanks so much for the email directing me here. PS: Can I just say that your voice (and sweet accent!) is perfect for videos...:)!

Unknown said...

Great little technique, they come out beautifully! I am a huge fan of Ribbon Tabs, great use for your little leftover pieces! ;)

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