Thursday, 13 October 2011

A CAS Christmas in October...

Hey!

Woo hoo for Friday-Eve! Let's celebrate it with a shiny new CASE study :)


Are you ready to join us in being inspired by yet another fab card from our muse, Niki Estes? Well I hope so - just take a peeky at this:


Check out Niki's original post of this card here!

I chose to be inspired by the colours, the technique of using markers (though I'll never be as amazing with markers as Niki, I still love to colour *grin*) and the use of a natural element (in Niki's case, a flower)

Merry Christmas

I know. I'm in shock too. I mean me make a Christmas card in October?! It's unheard of! I guess seeing so many yummy Christmas cards out in blogland inspired me to get a head start on my own cards, and Niki's card for CASE study this week was enough to push me to ink up a tree and decorate it *wink*

Be sure to check out the rest of the CASE study DT's creations - I promise you won't be disappointed and will be full of even more inspiration to get inked up and play along with us!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Andrea Ewen
Clare Buswell
Debby Hughes
Teresa Kline
Cristina Kowalczyk
Jean Martin
Julie Smith
Teneale Williams
Niki Estes (October's Muse)

Well I dunno about you, but this week has been B.U.S.Y.! I'll be looking forward to the weekend and hoping to do a spot of blog hoppin' along with some well deserved inky therapy :) Hope your weekend is a fab one!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Catch ya later!







Card Deets
{Merry Christmas}
Stamps: Holiday Tree (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Fine Linen (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft)/Linen and Canvas Impression Plate, Pure Poppy Buttons (Papertrey Ink)/Promarkers/Gem (Craft Supply)

21 comments:

Suzanne said...

Aimes, this is stunning. Please come to live with me in a month when I am sitting here thinking up something far more complicated (but not nearly as cute) as my 2011 holiday card!

Marisa said...

Love it!!

Marion said...

So beautiful Aimes and so you! LOVING your CAS style.

Lucy said...

I like it! The simple ones always impress me the most. I have to get started, too, and you may have inspired me.

Elena said...

I love christmas cards in october - and yours is just adorable!

Lynn said...

Jaw dropping...gorgeous...and not just because your using the beloved linen impression plate. Jaw dropping...because of the CAS design that is so perfectly balanced. I love it! (Could you tell? :)!

Jenny said...

My fave Christmas card in blogland keeps changing but this will take some topping!!!
You're the queen of CAS Aimes, I adore this *satisfying sigh*.
Jenny x

Laura B. said...

I love this card, really really really love this card!!!!! just perfection, to me!!

JanR said...

Love it!!

Cristina said...

Perfect. (I might have to CASE your CASE for *my* Christmas cards!)

Teresa Kline said...

luv this...a sweet CAS card...hope you have a fabby weekend!

enjoy *~*

Karen B. said...

Oh my this made me gasp out loud it is so beautiful and stunning!

Vickie Z said...

Wow... you always do CAS so beautifully!! Every element is perfect and balanced!!

Jess said...

You are such an inspiration Aimes!! You really are!

I adore this - especially the red buttons and the colours you've used. They go together so well :)

Have a great day!
Jess

Catherine Pooler said...

Fabulous one layer card! I've been into them recently...thanks for the inspiration, love it!

Sharron said...

Perfect in its simplicity! LOVE!!

~amy~ said...

i.love.it.

Ali Manning said...

Your card is gorgeous!

Mim said...

Fantastic - love the green with the red buttons!

Jill said...

LOVE this! You are the queen of stylish and elegant clean and simple designs!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

These are so beautiful. WOW.

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