Friday, 15 October 2010

Christmas Cheer

Hey,

Thanks so much for all your well wishes about my Dad (and us as a family!) It's stressful here, but the good news is that his condition is improving. We can but hope for a full recovery - fingers crossed! Keep those positive vibes coming!

So whilst packing to come and stay with my family I made sure that I packed my CASE study card and camera; I spent a couple of mins after dinner today trying to find a good spot to take a picture for you and this is the best I could do:

christmascheer

I couldn't resist CASEing the layout and the use of stripy ribbon. In fact the whole idea of creating a Christmas card was inspired by the ribbon. This is a first. I never make my Christmas cards until December. Could it be that I'm going to be super organised this year? I very much doubt it *wink*

I've no idea when I'll be able to post again or get inky. I'm wishing I'd remembered to pack some stampy supplies but I simply couldn't choose what to bring for fear of upsetting my other stamps. I am blog-hopping though and although not commenting, I'm admiring all of your creations.

Oh and if you find time to join us on CASE study this week then please do! I'll still be checking out your work!

OK we're off to visit dad now so I've gotta go!

Catch ya later (how much later, I've not a clue!)

37 comments:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Big hugs, girlie! Your card is awesome - I love whatever it stands on too!! Wouldn't it be a great as an embossing folder?? :)
Take care and think positively!

Joy said...

Absolutely stunning Aimes, just love the clean and beautiful lines of this gorgeous card.

Marinette said...

Bravo pour ta sublime carte, j'adore ces couleurs de noël
Je pense bien fort à ton papa et je continue à croiser les doigts
Big Hugs!
Marinette

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow, great card! I love the embossing and that beautiful big ribbon. So pretty!!

Maureen said...

gorgeous, Aimes...simple and beautiful...love that little tree :) AND love the fabulous table cloth your card is on!!! So happy to hear dad is on the mend...have a great weekend :)

Debby said...

So glad to hear your Dad's condition is on the up. Cross fingers for you that it keeps going in the right direction. Hugs.

Jen Carter said...

This is beautiful!!! LOVE how you colored the tree and the rhinestones you added. The colors are beautiful and the embossed background is so fun!

Amy said...

Hey there! I've been thinking of you during this time. Your card is fantastic...love that embossed panel!

Karen B. said...

A beautiful and bold card, I especially like the rhinestones in the corner. I hope some cheer comes your way.

Caryn said...

Hey sweetie. Fabulous take on this weeks card - love the leafy stamp.

By the way, are you down in Winsford? If you fancy getting away from it all for a few hours you're welcome to come and play at my house!! I'm less than an hour away. You're more than welcome anytime, just give me a call. xxx

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Noora said...

I only came to know about your dad's condition few mins ago, I am glad he is improving!, I hope that he gets better and I pray from God to give you strength!

~amy~ said...

Hey sista..I'm a smidge behind on my reader...glad to hear that you're dad is improving...hang in there girlie...love your card...it's perfect!

Lynn said...

Aimes, gorgeous card as always...and sending you lots and lots of hugs and prayers.

Kathy Martin said...

Sweet card! Love that wee little tree! :)

Julie said...

Hiya Amies, I somehow missed your previous post, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad and I have everything crossed for you dad, you and your family. I am thinking of you.
Take Care Honey - Ju xxxx

Tenia Nelson said...

Thinking about you Miss Lady....and praying for your family!!! Love your card btw!!!!!!

Terri said...

I just read about your dad. Glad to hear he is doing better now. I hope he continues to do well. Great job on the card too!

Sue Kohler said...

I have just got back from holidays to find out your news, I am soooo glad that the worst is over for you, your Dad and the family. I am sending Angels your way to help with your Dad's speedy recovery!
you have done wonders with this card and I take my hat off to you that you actually have posted it! Your strength will certainly get you and the family through! Take care,stay strong and positive! :)
XX

Cammie said...

Aimes, I am so sorry to learn of your Dad's setback, but I'm glad to learn thing are looking are more positive. While you're busy taking care of others, don't forget to take care of yourself.
Now about your card, I love the brown card base with the green and red. Every detail is just perfect.
Sending love and hugs across the pond to you,
Cammie

Steph said...

Really elegant design, I love it!

Sharron said...

LOVE the colors, the adorable little tree, just everything! Hope your dad is continuing to do better. Sending more hugs your way! Take care......

lil-paper-pixie said...

Aimes, sending hugs to you, I know how you feel hun, my big brother was rushed to hospital yesterday, he had a heart attack!! Thankfully, the docs took him to theatre straight away and he is on the road to recovery, best wishes to your dad.

Your card is fab, love the colour of the embossed panel and that ribbon is just fab.x

Take care sweetie.x

Heather P. said...

So glad to hear that your dad is doing better! Will continue to keep you all in my prayers! ((HUGS!))

Hehe, almost forgot... LOVE this card, too! It's FAB!

Jennifer K said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. I hope and pray that he will get better.

Andrea M said...

Wow!!! This is stunning!!! And the pic is fab too :)

Glad to hear your Dad's condition is improving - still sending positive thoughts to keep it on the up-swing!!!

Sally Atkins said...

Great news about your Dad, Aimes. I really hope he continues to improve and gets back home soon. I love your card - that ribbon is fabulous! x

Therese said...

love your card Aimes! Want to send you a big hug! I´ve been there, so I know how hard it is.

hug hug hug
Tessan

Katiejane said...

I'm glad things are getting better Aimes, looking forward to your inky return. Best wishes to all of your family.
Hugs, Katie xx

Nerina said...

Aimes, your card is so beautiful! I looooooove the ribbon treatment here - it's so luxe and gorgeous, but you've managed to keep your signature CAS style with the way you've incorporated it! I just want you to know that I'm really thinking about you and your Dad - he's in my prayers!

{{HUGS}}

IamDerby said...

Amy,
Praying your dad begins to recover. How scary and awful for you. I hope he can regain his health. Your card is simply lovely, the red rhinestones are perfect.

Elin K. said...

No positive vibes, but lots of prayers for your whole family. :)

Carly said...

I am so happy to hear your dad is doing better. Sending hugs and best wishes from this side of the pond. Hugs, Carly
PS. Your card is beautiful as always!

Southern Moments said...

Wow..I so love this card!! So simple & sweet!

Mary
Scrap n' Stamp

Cristina said...

Just catching up on here and wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and your dad. Lots and lots of love swimming your way...

debbi taylor said...

lovely card and sending you a hug! x x x thinking of you

Ginger Claire said...

Hope your Dad continues to improve. Sending lots of love to you and your family xx

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

Another super pretty card! Girlie, you have been rocking out so many pretty creations....wish I had time to comment on each one! :)

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