Thursday, 4 November 2010



I'm back after a long while away - sorry to have left you but it's still been busy this end visiting my Dad. The good news is that there has been talk of him coming home soon. I'm desperately trying not to get my hopes up too high for fear they'll be dashed, but I'm keeping everything crossed in the hope he does!

This is positive news means that I have finally found some inky time! Yay! I felt a little rusty at first; I think my mojo needs warming up! I've got quite a bit to share with y'all but for now let me focus on today which is Friday Eve which also means it's time for:

Hooray! A CASE study I was able to prepare for this time and boy am I glad I did as my fellow Papertrey Peep, Heather Pulvirenti is our Muse for November. I love Heather's style; it's so bold and fabulous - I mean, check out the card up for CASEing this week:

Now I just know that I'd struggle to make those colours coordinate half as well as Heather has so I took a few elements of her fab card and put my 'own spin' on it:


The changing of the clocks over here means I hardly get any natural light to photograph my cards so sorry for the poor pic!

It's been so long since I've had a good inky session that I had to cut the seal off the patterned paper pad for this card! Now it's open, it's gonna be used as I love it!

In need of more inky, inspiration? Then check out the awesomely talented CASE study DT - be sure to check out the new members of the DT too! So sad to see both Carole and Cindy leaving - I'll still be stalking their blogs though when I get the time *wink*

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Andrea Ewen
Carole Kisch
Cindy Lee
Jean Martin
Julie Smith
Lenet Mos
Melyssa Connolly
Sue Kohler
Heather Pulvirenti (November's Muse)

So I hope that you can play along too if you find any inky time! If you need any more tempting, then up for grabs for one lucky random crafty peep this week is a $20 gift certificate from Paper Maniac!

Right then, I'm off to try and get updated with y'all via Google Reader; I have 1000+ posts to catch up on - eek! So much happens in a week or so here in Blogland LOL! Oh well, means I'll get a good dose of inspiration to help kick my mojo into gear *wink*

Catch ya later!

Card Deets

{Thank You}
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf, Round and Round (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Kraft (Papertrey Ink) Antinque Linen (Distress Ink)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Patterned Paper: Library Ledger Collection (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Dark Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)/Chompy (Corner Chomper)/Clear Gems (Zva)/Promarkers


Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

I love your "rusty" spin on Heather's card, my friend! So good to have you back :) HUGSHUGS!

Maureen said...

hey sweetness!!! So glad you're back and things with Dad sound good :) Gorgeous take on Heather's card...LOVE the bling on the leaves. I hear ya on the time change, ours is this weekend...thank goodness for my light box or I could only take pictures on the weekend or at work!! Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us :) Missed you!!! hugs!!!!

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

You've deffinately not lost your touch Aimes, that is an awesome card.
Fingers crossed for you Dad coming home real soon.
Hugs, Katie x
P.S Oh and enjoy the rest of those papers ;)

Julie said...

Wow, this is a beauty! Love the earthtoned colors, and the rhinestones are just perfectly placed!

Lynn said...

Aimes, Keeping those prayers coming for your dad that he is home very, very soon. Love your card...the soft color tones are very soothing...gorgeous as always. Thinking of you.

Christina said...

So good to see you back in blogland, and I'll keep my fingers crossed for your dad too!

Your card is amazing, Aimes! I love the simplicity of the design and the gorgeous gems you added to the leaves.

Laurie said...

SOOO glad to see you back! I was seriously about to send you an email! ;) Glad to know things are looking up! Will send a prayer your way!!

Your card is so pretty! Such a great CASE! I love the leaves on that lined paper! Great job!

Jean Martin said...

I hope everything is going well with your dad! Beautiful card! I love the soft colors you used!

Terri said...

Glad to see you stamping again and your dad is doing better! Great CASE of Heathers card. I especially like how you turned it.

Andrea M said...

Aimes!!! So good to "hear" your blogging voice ;) Missed you for sure! So glad to hear about your Dad - will keep the positive thoughts a'comin'!
Beautiful work! Your mojo is right on :) I love how you "vinatged" it up :) Gorgeous!

Karen B. said...

Your CASE is fabulous! Love the style and the muted color palette. So glad to see that you're back and that things are going just a smidgen better for you.

Taheerah said...

So glad to see you back Aimes, and to hear that hopefully things are on the up. I shall keep my fingers crossed on that front. So sorry I've not been in touch more - been a bit rubbish myself with the old blogging and being communicable in general.

Now, onto this card. Love your CAS take on Heather's gorgeous card, and how you took your elements from it and made it your own. Love the added rhinestones, such a classy touch! Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog - was just the pick-me-up I needed as I seriously haven't crafted for ages! Think not being pubbed was getting to me. :o( Must just get back on the horse and get creating!!

Sue said...

Can't see any rust on this one Amy!! As usual you can created a super elegant card with a fabulous colour combo! Glad to hear that all is on the up and up with your Dad, will be praying that he is home ASAP!!:)

Sharron said...

So happy to see you back and with such a wonderful creation! Love the soft colors and how you placed the touches of bling. And how wonderful to hear your dad is making progress. I hope going home is in the very near future. Keeping you and him in my thoughts. Take care! HUGS!!

Stephanie said...

Glad to hear Dad's on the mend, hope he's back home where he belongs very soon :D Good to see you crafting again....superb as always! Look after yourself honey XOXO

Jess said...

Welcome back Aimes, I've missed you! I'm glad to hear that things are looking up...

Oh, and what a beautiful card inspired by Heather's beautiful card. I love it!

Andrea Ewen said...

Glad to have you back, Aimes! Hope Dad continues to improve.
Love your card this week...a great mix of earthy tones, super stamping and wonderful bling!
You go, still got it!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous job, Aimes! Glad to hear about your dad going home soon.

Dana said...

Oooh, I like the rustic look of your card, so opposite of the original but yet has lots of the same elements! Very cool. And my thoughts are with you and your dad too.

Amy Kolling said...

Oh I've been thinking of you! This is a great and different reflection of Heather's card! I love the more brown tones you used!

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