Thursday, 15 December 2011

NOT a Holiday Card!


Wowzers! Friday-Eve already?! This week is proving to be B.U.S.Y! Last week of school, last mad dashes to the post office (I'm becoming a real regular there!) and late night Christmas shopping has meant that I've been pretty MIA here in Blogland...

However, the good news is that the Christmas shopping is done, my trips to the post office are nearly finished and it's Friday-Eve :)

Let's kick off the pre-Christmas weekend celebrations with a fabulous new CASE Study! Our muse for December, Amy Sheffer has this beauty up for CASEing:

Check out Amy's original post of this beautiful card, here!

I was totally drawn with the butterfly (I'm a sucker for 'em!), the stamped lace and the splash of aqua, popping against the black and white. AND guess what? I didn't create a card for the Holidays this time (I've still got a couple of Christmas cards to share here but it feels so good to say that they're all done and posted - yay!):

Thank You

It's a pretty CAS take on Amy's card (what else?!) and I liked the idea of juxtaposing clean and modern with fussy by using grid paper for my butterfly and a doily for my stamped element. Even the sentiment kinda mixes styles a little with it's use of two different fonts.

I'm also gonna enter this into the current Play Date Cafe Challenge too with my splash-of-aqua-butterfly.

Back to CASE Study: this week's CASE Study will run for two weeks to give you a chance to ink up and play along during the busy holiday season. I hope you can squeeze a bit of inky time to join us!

Check out the rest of the all-star CASE Study DT for more inspiration:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Andrea Ewen
Clare Buswell
Debby Hughes
Teresa Kline
Cristina Kowalczyk
Julie Lacey
Jean Martin
Maureen Plut
Teneale Williams
Amy Sheffer (December's Muse)

Right I've got a party to help organise for the final day of term...I'm thinking of suggesting we play sleeping lions for an hour but I don't think the students will buy it! LOL!

Thank you so much for popping by today!

Catch ya later! (I have a date with Google Reader on Friday night...along with a celebratory G&T for finishing the term! *wink*)

Card Deets
{Thank You}
Stamps: Dainty Doilies 2 Small (Waltzingmouse Stamps)/Botanical Silhouettes (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento Ink)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Patterened Paper: Aqua Mist - Bitty Box Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Button, Twine, Butterfly Die (Papertrey Ink)/Cuttlebug (Provocraft)


Rachel Izakowicz said...

Really gorgeous, Aimees! Love the color combo & all the elements looks fab together. xx

Lynn said...

You are all rocking your doily stamps this week! i love the openness of the doily image (does that make sense?!) and the butterfly just pops!

And I'm doing a cheer for you that your Christmas cards and shopping are all done!!

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is amazing...the circle image is sooo gorgeous...luv your CAS style girl...have a super sweet day!

enjoy &~*

Karen B. said...

Absolutely beautiful, pure clean and simple and amazing.

Maureen said...

woohoo!! The holidays are close at hand!! I love your idea of Friday night...I may be dragged to one of Tony's Christmas parties :( Not as fun as usual...bunch of people I don't really know, drinking too much :( Maybe my cold will come on full speed and I can cough my way out of it ;) LOVE the large doily image and gorgeous butterfly...I LOVED this inspiration many ways to go with it :) Have a fabulous few days, Duchess...hugs to you as we start the holidays :)

Tammy said...

Simply Stunning!

Beverley said...

Beautiful card Amies, I love everything about it. Hugs xx

Susie said...

Brilliant! Nothing else needs said.

Amy Sheffer said...

Breathtaking! Just perfect in every, every way! Love that doily stamp!

sandie said...

Yet again I love your card-it is the colour of the butterfly that struck me-really adds a stunning effect.
I used to play the silent game with my nieces and got a way with it for a while but they are older now and not so easy to fool! Hope the party goes well

Lisa Elton said...

Great CAS card, sweet butterfly!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely take on the card shown.

Cyndie said...

Wow, I love this CAS take on both challenges! It's simple but absolutely perfect, right down to the placement of all the elements. Inspiring!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Aimes, this is beautiful! Great doily image, nice and light and airy. The butterfly is the perfect splash of aqua.

Thanks so much for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe, and Merry Christmas!

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my .... this is beautiful ... love the CAS styling, love the colours and love that fabulous doily image!

Jen Carter said...

OH wow!! I love this!! It is so gorgeous!! I need that doily stamp now!!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is just beautiful, Aimes! A perfect use of white space and color and great design! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I love your beautiful CAS style Aimes! Gorgeous splash of color. Thank you so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

Andrea M said...

WOW!!! This is an AMAZING CASE GF!!! LOVE your CAS take on the inspiration card!

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