Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Hip to be Square...

Hey!

Happy Tuesday! I've finally come down from my fame filled weekend now LOL! Still humming along to some fabulous Barenaked Ladies tunes after their awesome concert on my drives to work this week, but you'll be glad to know that I just managed to stop myself bursting into full song in front of the students so far....(I'll leave that for when I'm in my car!)

So onto a card...well I found it so hard to squeeze in any inky time this weekend but just managed sneak into my crafting corner to make a card to share with ya today:

Soaring by...

***Sorry, I'm just on a roll with this card layout - I promise I'll try a new layout soon!***

Actually this card is for our 'Hip to be Square' challenge over on our PTI blog. We wanna see you 'square up' to this challenge (tee hee!) and feature squares on your creations - after all it's hip to be square and I'm a huge fan of the geek chic look y'know *grin*. It's pretty open to how you incorporate squares on your project; as you can see, I've gone for a square card blank (well kinda square thanks to Chompy *wink*) and squared DP.

So I'd obviously love it if you can play along with us, and you need only use one PTI product on your creation (and squares of course!) to qualify for entry. Plus, if you're a European Peep, you could win a filliable frames stamp set!

I'm also entering this card into the the current challenge on Caardvarks! I think it's a pretty CAS creation anyways.....

Catch ya later!
Aimes
x

Card Deets
{Soaring by to say Hi}

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)/Rich Cocoa (Memento)/Antique Linen (Distress Ink)
Card: Kraft,Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Spring Rain Bitty Box Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Cloud Die, Spring Button Mix, Jute Ribbon Twine (Papertrey Ink)/Cuttlebug/Nestabilities

26 comments:

Emma said...

Oh Aimes - If I could run away and elope with a card then this would be my man (ahem card!) lol! This is right up my clean and simple, elegant, creative and gorgeous alley (AKA I really wish I had made it ;D)

Sing away my dear - you know my motto :D

Lynn said...

Aimes...first of all...love your new blog header...so crisp!

This card is fabulous...I love he way you punched out the half circles and tucked in the hot air balloons!

Debby said...

Love the workout you are giving chompy - he certainly adds the finishing touch! Neat work with the hot air balloon stamp too. Off to think squares now!

Hanneke van der Linde said...

Wonderful card, Aimes!

xoxo

Noora said...

You are rocking this layout!..I swear I am learning as you are creating..:)..so cool..really pretty card, love everything about it.

~amy~ said...

sounds like you had a fabbie weekend!!!

Your card is a-dorable...love the clouds...I'm going to try to play along with ya:)

Amy said...

I LOVE this fantastic layout with the punched out circles! Love the clouds on kraft. I also liked your square card on the other blog...great card!

Melissa said...

This is beautiful, Aimes! I love the clouds stamped on kraft and the paper is a great touch!

Lindsay said...

I love this card Aimes! The circle notches are a perfect addition!

Maureen said...

what a "hip" card!! Love the button hot air balloons in the cutouts and those white, fluffy clouds...did you have marshmallow fluff on your mind? :) It definitely was a mitten morning...but I haven't gotten those out of storage yet...and by the afternoon, it will be warm enough. We started the furnace last night!!! Ah, the last day of summer :( Hope you're having a good week...hugs!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Hehe, 'Chompy' is certainly earning his keep, lol! Really cute card Aimes, I love how you went for a Kraft 'sky' on this, and the inked edges on the patterned paper give a nice antiqued feel. Man I need some inky time, it's been goodness how long since I made anything! :o(

Karen B. said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I love this card! What a fabulous idea! And I love your new blog header as well.

yyam said...

Awww...this is so cute! What a clever use of those buttons! :)

Andrea M said...

Wonderful card Aimes! So airy, breezy and cheery! You rock the heck outta this sketch so keep on using it! Love the new blog look! And love BNL!!! they really do rock!

Jennifer K said...

Now you've got me singing Huey Lewis and the News. :) Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend - BNL would be so fun to see in concert! Your card is so fun - I like how you made your tag be wavy like that - very cool look.

IamDerby said...

I love this layout! So cute with the little hot air balloons.

Belinda said...

Glad Chompy's awesome! :) Love the kraft sky and the inked edges on the paper! :) So fun!

Sharron said...

ADORABLE! This is really a CAS card with character! Love how you used the circle punches to make frames for the balloons and the fluffy clouds on kraft!

Niki Estes said...

What a fun card, Aimes! I love the cloud background!

Andrea Ewen said...

So cute Aimes! Love those little button balloons! Wonderful colors and great details! I happen to love this layout! Super cute!

Katiejane said...

Oh Aimes, I love this card! Those clouds are fab and I love how you created the sentiment, what a lovely idea.
Katie x

Terri said...

Very cute! Love the clouds and the balloons too!

Jen Carter said...

Love the layout! Love the sky! Love the design! wonderful card!!

Nerina said...

Oh this is darling! I love the way you've inserted the little balloons into the cut outs - and the clouds look great on the kraft - wonderful colours in this!!

Sally Atkins said...

Such an adorable card! I love the button baloons and the way the are placed in the recessed circles - fab design! x

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Hope you don't mind me stopping by your blog to tell you about Papercraft Star (just in case you don't already know!) We'd love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and want to tell papercrafters like you about the call! There is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html

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