Thursday, 28 July 2011

Many Thanks!

If you've visited from Gallery Idol you can find my post here - thanks!

Pssst - voting for Gallery Idol ends tonight at 7pm UK time! Have you voted yet? I'd love it if you could take a peek and maybe cast that all important vote (there's a direct link to my card if you click on the piccy in my sidebar *wink*)


Seriously? Friday Eve already? Where did this week zoom by to? I'm already a sixth of my way through my holidays - eek! I'm determined to do something fun every week and this week has consisted of going out Bowling with friends and having some work friends come check out my new place (or not so new now!) later today for a fuddle (I think that's a Derbyshire term - it basically means everyone brings something yummy to eat and share it all out in a feast-styleee!)

So I've gotta be quick here - I've got food to buy and I need to make this place look spotless! But before I do any of that we need to celebrate Friday Eve in the traditional way:

Yup! A nice new CASE study for you to get your inky mitts into :)

Now it's our muse, Dawn Woleslagle's, last week with us *sob* I'm sure you'll agree that her creations have been so much fun to CASE and great for getting my mojo into gear. This is her fabulous card up for CASE study this week:

You can check out the original post of this beauty here!

I was immediately drawn to the layout and the way the sentiment was stamped vertically - I love that little unique feature!

Here's my take on it:

Many Thanks

I was also inspired for this week's card by the Moxie Fab World Challenge: Fanatical about Botanical for this leafy creation :)

Ahhhh glorious green - how I've missed you so! It's been a while since I indulged in my all time fave colour and I knew that this had to be the shade paired with white to give a crisp, clean feel to my card.

Lots of texture on this card too! My new love is using the linen and canvas impression plate on a piece of card and then stamping over it: it gives a bit of a rustic kinda feel to solid images - love!

I thought the sentiment was pretty fitting for this moment in time as I want to thank you for all your messages of support throughout my time in Gallery Idol. It really has made me feel so blessed and lucky to have so many wonderful people rooting for me and even if you haven't voted for me, but left me an encouraging comment - that counts too! I know it's tough when you only have one vote. The results are out tomorrow and it's the calmest I've felt yet. I think I've just accepted that I've had a wonderful time and that if it's my time to go, then it's my time to go! I always think it's best to have a happy surprise than a shock disappointment :)

Right now enough babbling from myself, you know what to do: join us! Come and grab your supplies and be inspired by Dawn's creation - show us what you've got!

Still feel the need for more inspiring? Then check out the amazing CASE study DT

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Andrea Ewen
Clare Buswell
Debby Hughes
Cristina Kowalczyk
Jean Martin (taking an inky break)
Julie Smith
Sue Kohler
Teneale Williams
Dawn Woleslagle (July's Muse)

And before you dash, have you checked out the news about next month on CASE study? Read all about it here - you're in for a real treat :)

OK now I've really gotta get things in order around here for today's fuddle which I hope will be full of fun with fabulous food with fabulous friends (check out that alliteration! LOL!)

Thank you so, so much for stopping by!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Many Thanks}
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf (Papertrey Ink)/Frame-it - sentiment- Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink)/Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Linen and Canvas Impression Plate, Simply Chartreuse Grosgrain Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)/Cuttlebug & Distressed Stripe Embossing Folder/Border Punch (EK Success)


Judy1223 said...

Gorgeous card...I love the green, too! Good luck with Gallery Idol...

Uhooi said...

Waw,,, These cards are nice, sweet and beautiful,,,

Debby said...

Oh you spoil me Aimes, CAS and green in the same card! Too fabulous for words!

Emma said...

It's no blinkin wonder you are in the top 10 of gallery idol - this card is so gorgeous (you know the one's you wished you made lol!)this is the one :D Love all the texture and crispness of the white with that pow of green - lush.

Lynn said...

Oh...back to the tried and true gorgeous Aimes green. I love it...and you enabled me. I had to buy the linen impression plate last week! Have a fabulous time tonight!

Julie said...

Wow, I love this! The combo of the embossing is just gorgeous!

Karen B. said...

What a beauty of a card. Thanks for the tip on running the image through after you've stamped, it is such a beautiful effect! Good luck tomorrow!

Lindsay said...

What a fab card Amy! Love that texture and the green! FABULOUS!

~amy~ said...

fabbie card girlie...crossing my fingers for ya:)

Jenny said...

Adore the green and white together, love the embossing too :)
Jenny x

Tigriswillreign said...

Congrats on making it into the final round of Gallery Idol!!!

Nadine said...

LOVE everything about this card! Fabulous!

Congrats on making Top 5 Amy!! I did a whoot-whoot when I scrolled down on the Papercrafts blog and saw your card pictured. Good luck and hope you make it to the top, top!!

Sandy said...

Love, love, love this card! Maybe I'm just not seeing it in your supply list, but what's making the vertical lines in the paper just under the green border punched strip? I really like that! Thanks!

Sue said...

what a beautiful card Amy, loving the green, white and embossed combo! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous card, Amy, with just the right floral stamp! Love the CAS always, clean and...beautiful!

Andrea M said...

GORGEOUS, CAS take on the inspiration card Aimes! So fresh and BEAUTIFUL! Can't wait for the next installment for Gallery Idol ;)

Unknown said...

Congrats on making the top five! And yes, you are doing marvelous things with that linen textured plate. Great CAS use of the leaf set.

Sharron said...

Love your card, Aimes--the white with a bit of green is perfect--fabulous clean look! I checked Gallery Idol this morning and saw your awesome entry. Congrats on making the Top Five--knew you could do it!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the different textures in this card.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Amy! Thanks for linking this up to the Fanatical About Botanical challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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