Thursday, 17 February 2011

A CASE study with a Play Date!

*cough cough* *splutter* Hey!

Ugh - the week before I get a week off and I get the icky cold that has been doing the rounds - typical! Let's hope I shake this thing off before the weekend which I'm starting to kick off here on Friday Eve with a super (and I mean, super!) CASE study.

Wanna know what's so extra special about this CASE study this week? Well we've teamed up to form a humdinger of a challenge with the Play Date Cafe! Inky teams unite!

So enough babbling on from me; let's check it out!

In-between sniffles and splutters, here's what I created for our mega challenge:

Flower Friend

Not really the rebel this week methinks...I was totally inspired by that gorgeous flower (gave me the perfect excuse to play with my new dies *wink*) as well as the Papertrey Ink, Make It Monday challenge this week which is to use a vellum strip for a sentiment.

Now I just know you wanna join in the fun over on CASE study but be sure to check out what the rest of the CASE study DT created for this super duper challenge - I guarantee you'll be left inspired :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Andrea Ewen
Cristina Kowalczyk
Jean Martin
Julie Smith
Lenet Mos
Melyssa Connolly
Sue Kohler
Teneale Williams
Eva Dobilas (February's Muse)

Didn't think this challenge could get any sweeter? Well in addition to the fab challenge, one lucky peep will be selected to win 1 stamp set and 1 art stencil from Layers of Color!

So c'mon and join in the fun with us! I can't wait to see what you rustle up for this special challenge :D

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous run-up to the weekend!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
Stamps: Friends 'til the End (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, True Black, Vellum (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Beautiful Blooms (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Provocraft)/Circle Nesties (Spellbinders)/Beautiful Blooms Dies, Vintage buttons, Simply Chartreuse Felt (Papertrey Ink)


Karen B. said...

What a way to embrace black, love your pops of color.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

You don't need to be a rebel to be fabulous, Amy :) And definitely you don't need to be in top-notch condition to still crack me up with your humour!! haha
I love the fabby idea with the die-cut window, how you did the flower, and guess what... I need that die!! lol

Julie Ranae said...

It's SO great to have you with us this week, Amy! The Play Date Cafe and CASE Study make for one FAB challenge! Your creation is terrific!

Eva said...

Ohhh...I just LOVE your card, the bold black frame and that gorgeous flower is just perfect!

Marisa said...

Love it! Lovely dramatic feel to ti with all the black and then the pops of colour. Great use of the vellum sentiment PTI challenge too. Hope you get better soon so you can enjoy our week off :)

Debby said...

Stopped me in my tracks with this one Aimes, and the pp is a perfect choice for the colours. Three challenges in one too! Way to go!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Aimes,

Thanks for your comment on my card for the Papertrey Challenge! Of course, I had to have a look at your blog as well and I love this card that you made here! The colors are fabulous and that flower is such a beauty! The red buttons complete the focus perfectly, love it!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Wendy

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

What a gorgeous card Aimes, that colour combo looks great and I'm going to have to give the "Vellum Sentiment strip" a go as it looks really effective. What a lovely card to case too.
I really hope you feel better for your time off next week, the last thing you want is a cold! Doing anything nice?
Have a great weekend and get the olbas oil out :)
Hugs, Katie x

Lynn said...

Oh...I do hope you start to feel better. I love how you used the background paper in the circle...gave a great pop to this card! Gorgeous Aimes!

Julie said...

This is stunning! I have this paper and I may just need to CASE this card!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful and bright! This makes me smile and I hope you feel 'tip top' by the weekend too! Great challenge!

Maureen said...

oh, my ...LOVE this...I have a hard time with that pti dp but you are rocking it here, my friend :) Love the frame and the vellum sentiment...fabulous!! So is vellum making a comeback? lol Not sure if I can play this week, I'm off to an out of town conference today until Sat night. I may just have to look at all the eye candy :) hugs :) oh, when's the big move?

Andrea Ewen said...

Aimes, this card is a dream! What a delightful sentiment layered on an eye-catching display of flowers! You've made this color scheme ROCK! Way to go, girlie!

Ayana Posadas said...

Super cute card. I just love the design. Hope you feel better soon!!!

Ruby said...

Ooh GORGEOUS card! I love the colours, the design, the PTI yumminess! FAB job! So glad you played along with our Play Date Cafe colours this week. We had fun doing a CASE of Eva's card! It's great to have you join in with us.

Dana said...

Oh WOW! ummm...I don't know what to say other than I LOVE THIS!!!!!

Emma said...

Awh sweetie - hope those nasty germs have gone. I see it has not affected your famously fabulous crafting powers. This card is so zingy - I LOVE the black mixed up on it especially :D

Josie said...

i love your creation!! simple n nice~

Terri said...

Great job! Love what you did with the colors and the Friend sentiment in the middle. Hope you feel better soon!

Ann said...

I am absolutely in LOVE with your card! Wowza! Hope to find time to play along!

Sue said...

gorgeous Amy!! love the background DS paper and the fabulous frame you have created! :)

Jean Martin said...

Fabulous card Aimes! I love the window idea. :) This is such a fun card.

Andrea M said...

STUNNING!!! I LOVE this!!! Such a great take on the colors and love the design!!

Nerina said...

Gorgeous work Aimes - I love the design you've created - all of the colours just POP!

Amy Kolling said...

Boy Aimes, you sure did a great job covering up the Ocean Tides in that DP! I love your window card with the DP in the background! Your blog is always a source of inspiration!

Gerdine said...

This card is very inspiring!!! I really like the colour combo and the way you used the vellum sentiment!

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