Thursday, 23 September 2010

Butterflies + Kraft = Yummy!


Well last week dragged, but this week is zoomin' by!!! Can't believe it's Friday Eve already, but I'm so glad you stopped by because we all know what Friday Eves (aka Thursdays) mean:

That's right! Time for a new CASE study! Now can I just say that my jaw literally dropped and hit the keyboard when I saw the card up for this week's CASE study. Mariana Grigsby sure knows how to create a jaw-droppingly gorgeous card and this one is a prime example of it:

*swoon* not only my fave kinda image, (butterflies) but check out the kraft-a-licious lovin' on this creation! I was so inspired and ready for this CASE study that I got busy with what little inky time I could squeeze in over the nights after work, and created this:

Sending Hugs
Apologies for the poor pic: daylight is fading so fast after work now that I'm struggling to find a good place to take a decent pic!

I'm really hoping you can tell what I CASEd here LOL!

Once again this is a li'l card measuring about 2.75 x 3.5. I find with less time to get inky at the mo, it's much easier to start with a smaller canvas (and it's great for a frugal papercrafter like myself too *wink*)

You just know that I'm hoping you can find a few inky moments to play along too! Our sponsor this week is the Pixiepetals Etsy store which has the most sweetest embellishments for sale!

Need more inspiration? Then look no futher than the awesome CASE Study DT of which I'm so honoured to be a part of that I have to pinch myself!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Andrea Ewen
Carole Kisch
Cindy Lee
Lenet Mos
Sue Kohler
Teneale Williams
Mariana Grigsby (September's Muse)

So don't delay - get inky today! LOL!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{sending hugs}

Stamps: Butterfly Dreams, Friends til the End, Turning a New Leaf, Vintage Labels (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)/Versamark
Card: Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: True Black Bitty Box Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Corner Chomper/Detail Clear EP/Detail White EP/Promarkers/Glossy Accents


Maureen said...

Okay, you SO have to send me this card!!! LOL I LOVE everything!!! The kraft is sooooooooo yummy and i love the cutout with the gorgeous butterfly :) People will be CASEing YOU!!!! Stunning, Aimes....survived our open house tonight and met more parents...they all seem lovely :) 2 more days :)

Vanessa said...

This is amazing, Aimes!!! Wow, I love your card so much!! That label with the cut out circle is so clever! Beautiful work, sweet friend! Hugs, Vanessa x

Ayana Posadas said...

"Friday-Eve" <--- haha! I love your positive outlook! :)
This card is fantastic! Excellent take on Marianna's card! I love how you cut the circle within the Nestabilities die. That looks great!

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

What a beautiful didi card! Butterflies and Kraft is a winner from the word go and this is just adorable. Honestly....I like yours more! Can I say that?
Katie x

Emma said...

*Sigh* another dreamboat of a card I wished I'd made :D How gorgeous is the black and turquoise together - beautiful card Aimes.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous! The card & your new-look blog :D x

Debby said...

Aimes, you really hit the nail on the head with this case - love it! Dimension, embossing and that butterfly - WOW!

Lynn said...

Aimes, stunning!!! I love it..really love that you cut out that circle! Can't wait to play along!

Dana said...

This is a stunning CASE of the original Aimes! Your stamped kraft base, the blue butterfly, the circle cut out of the frame (genius BTW!) make this just perfect.
Love it.

~amy~ said...

::thud:: I love it!!!! Soooo striking!!!!

Melissa said...

So pretty, Aimes! I love the cut our circle in the label and your butterfly is gorgeous!

Rhonda said...

Love the smaller size. The grid paper with the soft leaf shape is perfect.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

That's right, Amy T. - striking is *THE* word here!! Not only it takes what's best from the inspiration, but is ultra stylish too - I LOVE the grid pattern AND the fabulously cut-out frame! I {heart} having you on the team, g/f!! Happy Friday Eve, heheh xxx

Lindsay said...

Love this color combination! Such a fun card!

Anonymous said...

total gorgeousity!!

Karen B. said...

Stunning, yes, stunning. The colors, that butterfly, everything about this card is wonderful.

Terri said...

Great job! Loving that butterfly.

Amy Kolling said...

Wow you did such a great job capturing this! Your butterfly is gorgeous and I love how you punched out a circle in the labels stamp for the butterfly! Great idea!

Sharron said...

Aimes, this is GORGEOUS! Love this challenge and your butterfly so pretty--especially striking in the punched out circle--such a clever idea!

Nerina said...

Beautiful inspiration and totally gorgeous CASE!! Aimes this is absolutely FaBby!! I love the Labels 1 with the cut out - such an amazing focal point!

Sue said...

definately agree, a yummy combo!! Beautiful & elegant card, I love how you have used the nestie, adding the stunning butterfly in the centre!!! :)

Andrea M said...

Absolutely gorgeous card from Mariana and your take is STUNNING!!! I love the punched circle form the butterfly and the sentiment stamped on the bitty box paper! Seriously gorgeous! I've been out of the crafty loop lately but am hoping to finally play along with CASE study this week!!!

Jessica said...

My fav is the sending hugs card! I love how you you centered the butterfly inside the circle punched top note. Awesome idea - looks great. Thanks for visiting my blog! ;)

B said...

Oh Amy! I love the cut circle in the middle of the label!!!! This is awesome!

Josie said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments... :D i love your creations too... I love how clean your designs are... I'm definitely following your blog... Thanks for inspiring.

Meg said...

Great card! I love black grid paper and the fun "frame" you cut out. And that butterfly is just gorgeous!

Thanks for the inspiration this week!

Anonymous said...

Stunning card, Aimes! I LOVE the way you punched a circle in the label die - it looks fabulous with the butterfly. x

Cristina said...

Love your version! Love the frame for the butterfly, the grid, everything!

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