Wednesday 7 July 2010


...I'm nearly back to it!

I'm so sorry that I've been too busy to blog/create recently. As you may or may not know my family and I have had a couple of stressful weeks with my dad going in for major heart surgery. The good news is that although there were some scary times, he's now home safe and sound. It's a long recovery process but things are starting to get back to normal around here... what does normal mean for me?! Well getting inky of course! So I've managed to create a card for our current challenge - big hugs and thanks to my PTI partner in crime, Kate for holding the fort whilst I was MIA!

I couldn't resist indulging in some Hawaiian Shores for my summertime creation - I love it! I only wish the weather was more in the spirit of summer when I took this pic LOL!

That butterfly was cut using a PTI die and my Cuttlebug from a sheet of thin metal. It cut like buttah! The embossing was done after, and glossy accents proved a fab glue to fix it to the ribbon. I love how I can bend the wings into shape to add that extra dimension; I don't think this will be the last metal butterfly you see from me *wink*

Card Recipe
PTI Supplies
Stamps: Friends 'til the End/Background Basics: Text Style
Ink: Hawaiian Shores/Spring Moss
Card: Hawaiian Shores/Stamper's Select White/New Leaf
Papers: Green Boutique
Accessories: Metal Sheet/Cuttlebug/PTI Butterfly Die/Swiss Dot Embossing Folder/Hawaiian Shores Ribbon/EK Success Border Punch

So that's my sample for our current challenge - I hope you can play along too! Oh and if you're reading this very soon after me publishing it, there's still a few hours to play along with Chris' fantastic challenge in which you can win some fab PTI DPs!



Isha said...

Wish your Dad a speedy and good recovery. I am glad his op was successful. I remember when we thought my Dad had some major heart problem but luckily it was a false alarm.
Love your card design and colors very much.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really pretty Aimes, I particularly love the butterfly! Wishing your dad the best :)

Helen Berry said...

Hi Aimes,

Very sorry to hear about your dad-I hope he is well on the road to recovery.

Your card is gorgeous and I LOVE that metal butterfly. Would really like to have a go at something like that. Any chance of a Video Tutorial????? ;)

Chris said...

Wow - beautiful card Aimes! I love that butterfly too and must try and find some metal! I am so glad your dear Dad is on the mend.

Alex said...

Beautiful card Aimes, love those summery colours!

Have a good weekend,

Alex x