Thursday, 27 October 2011

Making my one inky session count...


Friday-Eve already?! Where has my week flown by to? Even when surrounded by hot honey and lemon and my blanket, time still seems to fly (typical that I get ill for half-term, eh?!)

Fear not though. Through the sniffles and the shivers I've managed to whip up a card for our CASE study this week:

It's Niki's last week with us as our muse :( I've loved having her inspire me and kicking me into gear with my Christmas cards! Let's check out this week's card of hers up for CASEing:
Check out the original post of this card here!

Isn't it a beauty? Well after many hours curled up on the sofa with my laptop, I put together the energy to create a card. I was desperate to play along with a couple of other challenges too this week and so my card is inspired by not only one, but three sources (I'll explain the other two sources in a sec!)

Firstly - my card:


The brown, circular frame is cut from felt btw - the pic doesn't show its warm, fuzzy goodness :)

You were totally expecting a Christmas card, right? Well I'm not wanting to skip out autumn altogether now; after all it's my favourite season of the year and this card sums up why: The colours, the falling leaves, the time to pull out those warm, cosy knitted garments to wear on the chilly days - ahhh I love it sooooooo much :)

Hopefully you can tell that I was inspired to use Niki's layout for my card this week, as well as loosely interpreting the use of leaves!

However this card was also inspired by the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger (determined to play along - cold or no cold!) I was inspired by the square shapes, the woodgrain and *gorgeous* colours :)


Seeing as I've dabbled with some felt on my card, as well as some jute-mesh-stuff I found in my stash, I'm hoping this will qualify for the Moxie Fab Textured to Perfection Challenge.

So there you have it. One card, three sources of inspiration! Now if that's not making my one inky session I've managed this week count, I don't know what is!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the CASE study DT whipped up for ya:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Andrea Ewen
Clare Buswell
Debby Hughes
Teresa Kline
Cristina Kowalczyk
Jean Martin
Julie Smith (taking a break but feel free to leave some love!)
Teneale Williams
Niki Estes (October's Muse)

and then get inky and join in the fun!

OK I'm signing off now - time to kick this cold's butt before work next week. Wish me luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
Stamps: Maple Leaf (Clarity Stamps)/Thanks from Frame-It (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Autumn Sky (Adirondack)/Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Scarlet Jewel, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Dark Chocolate Button and Felt (Papertrey Ink)/Nestabilities & Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)/Jute Mesh (Craft Supply)/Embossing Folder & Cuttlebug (Provocraft)


Maureen said...

oh, my that leaf and fuzzy warm felt circle! I could totally stay warm with this :) So sorry your week off has not been totally fun :) I always like to be sick enough to be at home but well enough to enjoy it ;) Not sure if I can play this week. Tony is warning me to be packed up by Wednesday!! Yikes!!

Elena said...

amazing! I love the woven twine and the embossed woodgrain background. And I hope you feel better soon!

Lynn said...

Oh my Aimes...the texture on your card is gorgeous and I mean GORGEOUS! You took your inky time and made the most of it! And I'm proud of you for pulling out a different impression plate :)! Stunning! Hope you feel better soon!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Gorgeous card - love the colours and perfect for this chilly weather we have now! Feel better soon - shame about being ill during half term :-(

Christina said...

Just brilliant, Aimes! The texture looks fantastic--makes me wish I could get my hands on it! I hope you're feeling better soon!

Lindsay said...

So sorry to hear you have a cold Aimes! Get well soon!

This card is divine! Love that texture and the die cut circle with the mesh! Love this card!

Jenny said...

You soldier you, getting inky when your ill ;) Totally love the texture and colours on this card. Fabulous :)
Jenny x

Marisa said...

Love it! Great texture!

Andrea Ewen said...

OH, WOW, Aimes! What a fabulous design! Love the burlap center, how incredibly clever of you! Beautiful use of the colors, are a CAS master!

Robin said...

So pretty, love your take on the trigger!

Laurie said...

Adore!!! Amy this is GORGEOUS! I love the texture and that little window! WOWZERS girlfriend! This is so pretty!

Marlena M. said...

ABSOLUTELY beautiful in every way. ;) Hope you feel better soon.

Unknown said...

I love this card. The mesh is so unusual I don't think I would have come up with that idea but I love it! And your colors are gorgeous.

Mynn xx said...

The texture of this card just makes my day! It's so beautiful!!! I especially love the netting--super!

Anonymous said...

This is so warm and cozy, Aimes! Love all the texture and the colors. Yummy!

Sharron said...

Wow--the TEXTURE! You really did great with this one! LOVE!!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Amy! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

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

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Congrats on your Moxie Fab win!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Congratulations Amy Texture Challenge with your beautiful fall card! I love the color of your woodgrain embossed paper and the mesh in the circle.

Kathy W said...

I really like this card not only for the texture but for the way the circle works off of the lines in the background. Great inspiration here; congrats on your Moxie Fab win.

Sharon D from Canada said...

Congrats on your MFW texture challenge win, Amy! Terrific autumn card!

kasia c. said...

Jaw droppingly fabulous! I love that felt frame and the amazing woven twine. :)

Ruth S said...

Wow- texture-tastic! Love it ;)
Hope you managed to fight off the cold, Rx

Andrea M said...

*GASP* WOW!!!! LOVE this card girl!

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