Thursday, 13 January 2011

Enchanted Evening + Kraft = ♥


Well this week is seriously dragging by for's doesn't help that a sore throat on Monday has now turned into a stinky, icky cold. Still, I guess it goes with my job really so I'm not complaining - I'm just looking to the weekend to rest!

And speaking of the weekend - let's celebrate it a li'l early with Friday Eve here today and a brand new:

CASE study! Yup our Muse, Mercy Kerin has this li'l number up for CASEing this week:

And here is my very CAS and very mini (measuring at just 2.5" square!) take on it:

Just For You

OK so you're wondering to yourself, 'what did she actually CASE?!' Well you might need a magnifying glass, but I was inspired by the mounted panel of cardstock the same colour as the base, the border punching, the bling and those shades of blue. I think I've rediscovered a new love for PTI's Enchanted Evening with Kraft ♥ ♥ ♥

I tested my patience again with my fave gloopy, goody - Glossy Accents. That butterfly is covered in it, though my pic doesn't capture just how pretty and shiny it is!

So c'mon and join in the fun! One lucky peep will be randomly selected to win a sweet stamp set from The Angel Company courtesy of Christina Franco!

And if you need more inspiration then be sure to check out the rest of the CASE study DT:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Andrea Ewen
Cristina Kowalczyk
Jean Martin
Julie Smith
Lenet Mos
Melyssa Connolly
Sue Kohler
Mercy Kerin (January's Muse)

Just before I leave ya to take some more medicine, my sweet friend, Chupa tagged me for a little Q &A. So if you're wondering anything about me, then maybe you'll find the answer here :)

1. Four shows that you watch:
Flight of the Conchords
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The News (self confessed news junkie here!)
Glee! (guilty pleasure!)
2. Four things you are passionate about:
Giving people the opportunity to achieve their potential
Chocolate ;D
3. Four words/phrases you say a lot:
Waste my time, I'll waste yours (said in teacher voice!)
Girlie/Missy/Mister (I often refer to people as this; it doesn't mean that I don't know their name!)
4. Four things you've learned from the past:
Being patient can really pay dividends (especially when it comes to Glossy Accents LOL!)
It's not always cool to follow the crowd...
Mess is most definitely stress (This comes from living with an extremely tidy and organised guy!)
Sometimes you've just gotta learn to laugh at things/yourself
5. Four places you would like to go:
Vancouver - Canada
New York - USA
Chicago - USA (I wanna slice of that famous pizza - ooh and maybe if CHA is in town I could visit that too!)
London - England (I've been sooooooo many times but I love visiting that city!)

Edited to add: Seattle too though not for the coffee, but to visit my buddy, Amy of course!*wink* Do they do tea in Seattle, Girlie?

6. Four things you did yesterday:
Ironed (ugh! But it's gotta be done, right?)
Had a good giggle with my colleagues during a teacher training day
Made a card!
Snuggled under my blanket!
7. Four things you are looking forward to:
Investigating turning my artwork into digital designs...
The weekend!
Receiving an order full of stampy goodies ;D
8. Four things you love about winter:
The snow when I don't have to drive in it!
Snuggling in a blanket
Hot Chocolate :)
Erm....did I mention winter isn't my fave season?!.... Edited to add - How could I forget my all time favourite thing about winter: my red mittens of course! Sorry, Diva! *wink*
9. Four people I tag to play along (no pressure though and sorry if you've been tagged already!):
Caryn - Glitter Me Silly
Taheerah - Fill Your Paper With The Breathings Of Your Heart
Angy - The Crafty Cappuccino
Nerina - A Creative Inkling

So there ya have it! A new CASE study to get your mojo ticking, and a few random facts about me thrown in too!

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Just for You}

Stamps: Around and About Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)/Ledger (Hero Arts)
Ink: Antique Linen (Distress Inks)/Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock: Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: 2009 Bitty Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Notebook Border Punch (EK Success)/Bling (Hero Arts)/Glossy Accents/White Ribbon Twine (Papertrey Ink)/Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart)


Karen B. said...

Great getting to know you a bit better, and love love love your CAS take on the CASE.

Maureen said...

LOVE this card!!! Oh, my!!! that kraft is rockin' and that butterfly is divine!!! Was this the glossy accent mess on FB? lol Ack!!!this is just fabulous :) Hey, don't you like winter because of red mittens? lol I'm not a winter person either, but I sure love my red mittens on recess duty days :) hugs!!

Stephanie said...

Feel better soon sweetie - mwah mwah lol Stopped commenting & just started stalking your blog, you know I think ALL your work is fabulous but today I just wanted to say - loved reading your answers, you're a funny lady Aimes :D xxx

Debby said...

Hi Aimes, love your mini card especially that circle off the card edge. Oh and the ledger background. Lots of detail in such a small space!

Cammie said...

Love this card design; this definitely going in my inspiration file. Another Daily Show fan here. Had to smile at teacher voice--hubby accuses me of still using teacher voice and giving teacher look. Hope this weekend bring you rest and you can say adios to that nasty cold.

~amy~ said...

I adore your card...sorry for the cold..ugh...

Hey you left off:

Seattle - USA

on your places you want to visit:)

~amy~ said...

♥♥♥ but of course we have tea...I'm actually having some as I type:)

Thanks for adding Seattle:) You know that I would love to meet up with ya!!

Unknown said...

WOW...this card knocked my socks off, amy! love the color combo, your use of the spiral punch, the sentiment/butterfly placement...LOVE IT ALL! awesome job!

Ann said...

Woot! Woot! for wanting to visit Chicago! I would definitely make the drive to meet ya!

Love your sweet card! Hope you feel better soon!

Andrea Ewen said...

I think your CAS card is super,'s all about inspiration right? Not just copying...fab job as usual.
I loved reading your answers, I have yet to get around to doing mine, but it's on the list!
Hope you feel better, dearie!

Jean Martin said...

I love your card layout. I'm not very good with CAS so when I see a good one I try to learn from it. By the way, NY is over rated haha. The shopping is good though!

Dana said...

I saw what you CASEd right away Aimes! And i adore that it is so teeny...SWEET!
My DH is constantly saying to our kids, "Waste my time, I'll waste yours!"

Julie said...

Gorgeous, I love the kraft and enchanted evening together!!! and what a CAS beauty!

Terri said...

Very cute. Love that butterfly. Sorry you have a cold now. Hope you feel better soon. It was fun learning more about you too!

Alyna said...

simple and elegant :).

Sharron said...

Love your mini masterpiece! Great colors and I adore the accent placed in the corner. I forget about my Around & About set--lots of cool stuff there. Such fun reading little facts about you. Apparently there are lots of Daily Show fans around--hubby & I never miss it! Have a good & restful weekend.

Susan Raihala said...

Oh, Amy! I love your simplified version of the inspiration piece SO MUCH!!!! And thanks so much for having a blog I turn to again and again for inspiration. YOU ROCK! Even if you don't drink coffee, LOL!

Unknown said...

You ironed, seriously? Wow, you must own a lot of cotton!! LOL! I haven't ironed in . . . months, literally. Cute card!

Amy Kolling said...

Wow Aimes, this is super mini fab! I love mini cards and this is just perfect. I may have to CASE you with this one! :)

Julie said...

simply beautiful

Angy said...

I really like the CASE study.Love your mini card and the color combo is spot on. Need to try to start playing along again. Now I have to go see what to do now that I have been tagged.

Sue said...

gorgeous Amy, love the super cute butterfly with the sparkly accents!! it was fun reading your answers, giggling along the way!! :)

Lenet said...

Such a cute little card!

Laurie said...

Amy this is a gorgeous card! I love the twine and the butterfly and sentiment are placed just right! I love this! Hope you are feeling better now!!

Mim said...

Your sweet butterfly card jumped out at me too. Love it!

Nerina said...

Aaaaaaargh ! Aimes I have fallen off the planet here! First off - this card is *delectable*! I LOVE the way you CASE :0)even tho I can never see it before you've 'splained it all to me! Love the rustic feel of this and the colour combo is winning! Mmmmmm!

Thanks for the tag - I'm so honoured!! :0)

Rhonda said...

The notebook punch is the perfect proportion for this small card. LOVE it.

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