Thursday, 1 December 2011

Peace & Joy (and snowflakes!)


Yup. I know I've been totally MIA recently...sorry! Turns out that I damaged my ankle waaaay more than I'd anticipated last week, and have spent my days since dosed up on strong painkillers resting it. The good news is that I'm starting to hop (yes, literally hop!) around now and that includes blog hopping too :)

Anyways I digress. The reason you came here was to celebrate Friday-Eve, wasn't it?!

Well even if it wasn't, let's celebrate it anyway with a fabulous new CASE Study, and with it a fabulous new muse for the month of December! So without further ado, our muse for December on CASE Study is Amy Sheffer! And she's kicking us off with this super card of hers up for CASEing this week:

Check out the original post of this card, here!

So what direction did I take with this card? Well I'm not afraid to 'fess up to being a li'l daunted by Amy's card: she has such a different style to myself. However I found it super easy to be inspired by the elements that make up this fab card and incorporate them into my own kinda style. I chose to focus on the circular element, the placement of the butterflies and the way the sentiment was trimmed and adhered to the card:

Peace & Joy

I just substituted those butterflies for snowflakes in my case :)

Peace and Joy

Yup, another Christmas card down, another million to go (well, slight exaggeration there but it feels like a lot and it's Dec 1st already!)

Why not play along with us and join in the fun? All you gotta do is be inspired by Amy's card and get creative!

Now having a new muse isn't the only exciting news we have to share from CASE Study HQ, we also have a new DT member on board with us! Now to say I'm excited is an understatement. In fact, I don't think there is a word to express just how happy I was to find that Chupa asked this super talented Diva (now there's a clue!) to join us...yup, that's right! My super blog buddy, Moe (Maureen Plut) is joining us! I hope you can find a spare moment to welcome her with open arms and while you're at it, be sure to check out what Moe the rest of the super duper CASE Study DT created for your viewing pleasure:

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)

...and be sure to join us! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Peace & Joy}
Stamps: Holiday Tree (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)/Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Stamper's Select White, White Shimmer Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Fresh Snow Twill Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)/Circle Nestabilitiy (Spellbinders)/Cuttlebug (Provocraft)/Shimmer Chalk (Dovecraft)/Snowflake Punch (X-Cut)/Clear Gems (Hero Arts)


Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that you took the butterflies and turned them into snowflakes :)

Elena said...

Wow - what a stunner of a card! And I'm sorry to hear about your ankle - hope you'll be doing more than hopping very soon!

Lynn said...

Love how you CASified the design Aimes...and I'm sending you big hugs for your ankle to heal quickly! I'm so sorry!

Harriet said...

You are worth waiting for. Your cards are lovely....simplicity and the right touch always. Hope your ankle is better.

Harriet said...

Your cards are so lovely well worth the wait. Simplicity with the exact right elements. Hope your ankle heals.

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

This has such a delicate feel to it Aimes, it's just lovely. I love your take, adventurous yet pefect.
Have a great weekend.
Katie x

Jenny said...

Love how you CASE'd the design Aimes in your own awesome style and swooning over the Linen IP plate...I cannot get such a great impression as that :)
Jenny x

Nerina said...

Oh serene!! This is *perfectly* peaceful - I absolutely LOVE it! The subtle texture you've incorporated is so brilliant - you really don't notice it initially but it really adds so much depth to your design! Happy December 1st :0) and I'm *SO* sorry to hear that you've been in horrible pain - hope it's all in the past SOON.

Karen B. said...

I really like your posts on Friday-Eves. This is one amazing card. I hope your ankle heals up soon!

~amy~ said...

Oh poor girl! I hope that you're feeling better!

I so love your take on amy's card! It screams aimes!

sandie said...

gorgeous-so hard to CAS this card but you have done a great job-I love the cool blue colour it goes so well with the snowflakes-don't hop about too much! x

Amy Sheffer said...

I absolutely adore your CAS style! This is so peaceful and understated -- just wonderful! I'm honored by the case!

Jill said...

Hope your ankle continues to get better! LOVE your take on the card. HUGS!

Lindsay said...

This is so fantastic Amy! Love the colors, the snowflakes, both stamped and punched and I love the LO! Great card!

I am so sorry about your ankle, that's terrible! I hope it heals quickly!

Unknown said...

Another lovely card I've added to my CASE file. Love it.

Andrea M said...

i LURVE this card!! *swoon* It's perfect! That's awesome news about Maureen!!! I'm so excited for her! Now to swing by and congratulate her!!!

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