Wednesday 15 February 2012

CAS-ual week = CAS-ual Fridays


Woah, Wednesday already...where is this week flying by to?

I hope for those of you that celebrated it, you had a *lovely* Valentine's Day! When asked by my gorgeous geek what I wanted, I replied:
  • No perfume (My scrummy showergel does the job just fine!)
  • No flowers (I have hayfever....and come to think of it, no vases!)
  • No chocolates (I'm on a diet!)
I simply requested his undivided attention for a whole evening. Our lives seem so busy at times; it's like we hardly have a moment to pause and live for the moment. We spent our time together well: he was sweet enough to make some surprise cake pops! I was totally gobsmacked! He even presented them in a box - such attention to detail!

***Edited to insert piccy before I scoff 'em!***
Cake Pops!

What a guy! :)

I can happily report that my week so far has included lots of inky time as well as scoffin' - I'm wishing my mojo was more on form, but time won't wait for a moody mojo so I'm inking regardless :)

Seeing as I'm having a pretty CAS-ual week, it seems only right playing along with current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge...

...and try my hand a spot of paper-piecing:

Celebrating You

I find paper piecing pretty therapeutic - even the fiddly cutting keeps me happily occupied. I simply rooted through some of my scrap DP (admittedly there's not much of it as I try to face my hoarding of the stuff!) and pieced away!

I hope you're all having a fabby week so far! Stay tuned for tomorrow's CASE Study post - I'll warn you now that you'll wonder whose blog you're visiting once you see what I've whipped up - eek!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Celebrating you on your special day}
Stamps: Celebrating You (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento Ink)
Cardstock: Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Scarlet Jewel Distressed Dots, Sweet Blush Bitty Box Basics, Turning a New Leaf (Papertrey Ink)


Caryn said...

Ok, just slightly in awe of this!!

Caryn xxx

Elena said...

Your paper-piecing is fantastic and so detailed! Love it! And how nice is your gorgeous geek to make you cake pops! So cute! I don't think mine knows where anything is in the kitchen ;)

Joan B said...

love it!

Lynn said...

Aimes, Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day! I love that he made you cake pops! Yummo! And...your card is absolutely divine. So elegant. Can't wait to see what your up to tomorrow!

kasia c. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!

Vicki said...

Wow wee, this is fabulous, is there no end to your talent girl?!

Gorgeous stamp set Aimes, love the paper too. I'm with you the week is flying by far too fast for my liking.

Enjoy whats left ;)

Vicki x

Lucy Abrams said...

WOW - this card is gorgeous Aimes.

Ruth S said...

Lovely card Aimes - the way your flower sticks out the sides of your card really gives it lots of depth ;)
Hope you and your geek had a nice evening... and the cake pops are as tasty as they look! Rx

Beverley said...

Beautiful card Aimes. I agree that paper piecing is therapeutic and a great way to use up scraps of DP. Enjoy the rest of your week and I hope it slows down a little for you. Hugs Bev

Stephanie said...

So I'm totally assuming those fabulous cakepops are calorie free? I'm on a diet too so please say yes so I can demand Dean knock some up for me too lol Amazing card Aimes, you are my primary source of inspiration so don't be surprised if you see something similar on my blog very soon :D xxx

Chunyuan said...

Your paper-pieced card is GORGEOUS. I feel same way about paper-piecing -- therapeutic. The cake pops your guy made looks yummy.

Galina said...

Красивая открытка. Понравилось расположение листиков за пределами открытки. Классный эффект.

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

What a guy indeed! They do look scrummy.
Gorgeous paper piercing, those are some lovely stamps.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Katie x

Debby said...

You've got a keeper there Aimes - what a sweetie! oh and gorgeous piecing too!

Carole said...

Stunning card Aimes, I adore what you did.The paper piercing is truly awesome!

~amy~ said...

yahooooo for your wonderful man AND yahoooooo for some spectacular paper piecing!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is soooooo gorgeous dearie!!! Your man is a keeper!!!

Karen B. said...

Wow, is this ever a beauty. Great composition, great choice of patterns.

Karen M said...

I love your card its so gorgeous x x

Marion said...

Such an awesome card! Love it!

Lindsay said...

This is so pretty Aimes! LOVE the way you paper-pieced those flowers!

Virginia L. said...

Stunning card, Aimes! So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Paru Mahtani said...

Oh my goodness!!! What a stunning card!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Congrats! Just came from CAS-ual Fridays and your wonderful card was in the VIP 4 for the Paper Piecing Ch.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Jenny said...

mmmm looks like you were spoilt rotten ;0)
Not surprised you were a VIP at CASual Fridays with this little beauty.... fabulous paper piecing!
Jenny x

Jess said...

Totally love this - how good do pastels look with Kraft?

Nerina said...

This is simply *gorgeous*! Your piecing is perfect!

Wida said...

W.o.w! I am going to give paper porting a try, especially if I can get results like this!

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