Friday, 8 January 2010

Potato Optional...

Hey!

Well I seriously can't ever remember snow hanging around so long or the severe low temperatures and ice around here! I just can't get to the main road without being petrified that my car is skating towards solid objects -eeek!

I'm starting to get kinda bored on my own and being given a long list of chores that need doing, though one bonus is that I have quite a few cards to share with ya!

Today's card is for the current Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge which features these gorgeous colours:I already had a very CAS layout in my head and knew I owed my On My Couch set some inky love so playing along was easier than expected; just a case of changing the colours I'd originally thought of playing with:


Do you think I need to add more?! My main problem with CAS is knowing when to stop - if I stop too soon it looks kinda bare and if I don't stop soon enough I end up with a new in-between-kinda-goin-nowhere style of card LOL!

This again is one of those cute little cards (2.5" x 4.25") and I went a step further and created cute mini envies this time:


♥So sweet♥!

I think you'll be seeing a few more of these from me soon... What I love the most is that I get double the amount of envies for my dollar and get to use my scraps making these sweet little cards! It's almost like a bonus/freebie card! Poor Chris, he'll be sick of them popping up everywhere in his day to day life LOL!

Card Recipe
Stamps: On My Couch/On My Couch Additions
Ink: Aqua Mist/Dark Chocolate
Card: Vintage Cream/Lemon Tart
Others: Envelope and Sewing Machine!


Hope y'all have a fabulous weekend - if you're in the snow/ice, stay safe!

Catch ya later!
Aimes
x

38 comments:

Alison said...

hi hun!
Lush colour combo, that! LMAO at the sentiment, hilarious! I've come to the conclusion that I cant really do CAS, so I just love it when someone else (you!) does it well.
Alison, x

Kit said...

I love it and seriously need to get me that stamp set I love Paper Tray Ink but live in the UK so not so easy for me to get them.

I love your card and I think it looks perfect as it is

Jennifer said...

Color combo is so fresh! I know what you mean about trying to figure out when to "stop" when making a card. This looks very modern but if you still think it needs a little something, what about a border drawn either with a pen or embossed with a Scor-Pal? Just some simple ideas that popped into my head. I do love it as is though!

Maureen said...

You are still home from work? Yay!! Do you have to make them up at the end of the year? I know some places in the States have to. I love the CAS style...I think it's just right. That sentiment cracks me up :) Don't you love Dawn's videos? Her voice is as sweet as she is :) Too bad it wasn't a snow week and we were in her studio with all that inspiration and PTI goodness!! Although, I bet your studio is well stocked as well :) The new release is getting me excited!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Ooooh, this is ADORABLE! I love that image and sentiment together; I need to go and take another look at that set!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh, and I forgot to say, I think the card is PERFECT as it is, it doesn't need a single thing added to it!

AuroraDawn said...

Such a sweet card Aimes and it really doesn't need anything more, its absolutely perfect the way it is. Lovin' the colours, I'm hoping the catch the colour challenge myself this time round ...

Ann said...

This card is SO sweet...don't add a thing!

Katiejane said...

Sooo cute Aimes! I love the "CAS" style, i'm guessing CAS is a person? Those dinky little gems are so sweet, I bet Chris loves them! xxx

Mandy said...

I love this card, I don't think it needs anything more. You did a wonderful job!

Mandy said...

I love this card, you did a great job on it and I don't think it needs anything else. Beautiful.

Jennifer Styles said...

Love it!

Just perfect as it is.

Ha, you said potato.

Cammie said...

Perfect take on the RSSC and CAS style! This card made me laugh, as I should be cleaning house, but I'm quite comfy ensconced in my chair with no desire to move. Stay warm and safe.

Julie said...

What a cute little card - I love the colour of the sofa [wouldnt mind one like that myself], your loving the CAS style at the mo and i have to say i cant blame you - Fantastic!!
Take Care and be Careful in the snow.
Lots of Love - Ju xx

~amy~ said...

okay sista...you've absolutely inspired me!!!! sssshhhh...I have that set but haven't inked her up yet...I will this weekend:) LOVE this sweet lil card & envy...have a fabbie weekend!

Michelle M. said...

This is simply adorable!!

Hanneke said...

What a lovely card, Amy!!

xoxo

Deb C said...

Just adorable! I love the color combo (one of my favs!!!).

(sigh) Now I *need* this set and I'm so trying to be good and wait until Feb to buy more.

TFS~

..::Paulina::.. said...

Amy, this card is so perfect! I have been debating on whether to get this set- all of your cute samples are making it hard to resist it any longer!

Pam W. said...

This is just too cute. I need to pull that set out and play with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

theconfessionsofacraftaholic said...

beautifully done! How did you color in the stamp? With what markers?

love your blog

Melissa said...

It looks perfect! Great job with the color challenge. I want to try out those cute envelopes too! Have a great weekend!

Sue Lelli said...

This is just ADORABLE! So clean and simple and FAB!

Alex said...

Love the clean and simple card Aimes, the colours work well together :)

Have a good weekend!

Alex x

My Little Space said...

Gorgeous card Amy, I like it just hte way it is....clean and simple!

Mandy

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love your CAS card. I think it has just enough on it. And if this was made using your scraps, it could be a Scra-tastic card too!

Dana said...

Totally adorable, Aimes! Love your clean version of Betsy's mini cards. I think I'll try my hands on these tonight to use up some of my scraps, too :-)

Terri E. said...

This is as cute as it comes. That set is on my "need" list now!!! Way to rock Dawn's color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Taheerah said...

Sweet little card Aimes! It might say 'potato optional' but your card just proves that layers, ruffles and loads of embellishments etc are optional too - this is wonderfully CAS and works so well!

Barbara said...

This is stunning!
:-)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Congrats on being one of the Raspberry Suite picks for this challenge!

jen said...

Your card is adorable- this set has been on my wish list for some time!
Congrats on making the spotlight!

Cammie said...

Aimes, congratulations on being in the spotlight! Your card is fabulous!

Lucy Abrams said...

Congratulations on your spotlight - I LOVE this card. So beautifully simple and elegant.

Nerina said...

Totally GORGEOUS card! I think it's a perfect CAS - nothing needing to be added or taken away! I had a great laugh looking at it too - added bonus :0) Congratulations on being chosen for the spotlight - totally well deserved!

Dana said...

Congrats on being in the spotlight! Very well deserved, Amy :)

Two Happy Stampers said...

Your card is brilliant! Great job! =)

Christiana said...

Such a darling card! I think it's perfect as is.

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