Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sneaking a peek!

Click HERE for this week's challenge!

It's time for a little peek into one of our next Muse's creations...



Who do you think this might be?? Do you recognize the piece? Feel free to share!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #63

Well, friends... sadly, as it happens at the end of every month, we have to say good-bye to our amazing October Muse, Niki Estes. Thank you so much for your contribution, and heaps of inspiration that you provided us with, Niki!!
Fear not, though, for we're closing the month with an utterly gorgeous piece of art, that is sure to make you want to grab your inks and start creating!


See, I told you! Isn't that an example of stamping at its best?? See also what your magnificent Design Team prepared this week, and then show us what you've got! :)
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Here's what our fabulous Design Team came up with:

Niki Estes (October Muse)




Andrea Ewen



Clare Buswell



Cristina Kowalczyk



Debby Hughes



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)



Jean Martin



Julie Smith
(taking a couple of weeks' break)

Teneale Williams





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Now all you have to do is play with us!

Here are the deets:
1. Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), based on provided inspiration (being a featured creation, made by our Muse).
2. Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code CSC63), and link it here with the inlinkz widget below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
3. A new challenge is being posted every Thursday at 12.01 AM EST, and you've got until midnight on Tuesday to submit your entry.
4. You may enter as many times as you like, but you're asked to provide a newly designed project.
5. We will choose one winner randomly from the list of players, who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor - if there is one. In addition, the authors of the four most impressive creations will be awarded the Winner and Top 3 awards.
We will announce the winners on Wednesday.
6. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Happy creating!
The CASE Study Design Team


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

And the winners are...

You certainly liked the last week's card as much as we did, for the gallery was chock full of amazing creations! Oh, how gorgeous were all these flowers, many of them hand-made, that you adorned your cards with. I also picked a couple of fun techniques along the way, that I'm hoping try some time! You rock our world :)
Here are the winning cards...

Our winner for CSC62 is Amber from The Country Scrapper!!





What a fabulous colour combo for one, and way to go giving that amazing flower the full glory it deserves! I love the subtle embossing too, and the touch of bling. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us, Amber!

Our Top 3 winners are:



Lin @ Sending Hugs
Carla @ Carla's Stamping Spot
Maureen @ Mama Mo Stamps

Congratulations!
Winners, feel free to grab your badges (right click & save onto your computer), and wear them proudly :)

Tomorrow brings the last challenge with Niki, we hope you will join us! See you then ~

Thursday, October 20, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #62

It's time for another portion of inspiration from our Muse, Niki Estes, and the Team!!
Here's this week's AMAZING card... are you drooling yet??


As usual, we are asking you to take what tickles you most from the inspiration piece, and design your own around it. We can't wait to see what you come up with :)
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Here's what our fabulous Design Team came up with:

Niki Estes (October Muse)




Andrea Ewen



Clare Buswell



Cristina Kowalczyk



Debby Hughes



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)



Jean Martin



Julie Smith



Teneale Williams





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Now all you have to do is play with us!

Here are the deets:
1. Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), based on provided inspiration (being a featured creation, made by our Muse).
2. Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code CSC62), and link it here with the inlinkz widget below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
3. A new challenge is being posted every Thursday at 12.01 AM EST, and you've got until midnight on Tuesday to submit your entry.
4. You may enter as many times as you like, but you're asked to provide a newly designed project.
5. We will choose one winner randomly from the list of players, who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor - if there is one. In addition, the authors of the four most impressive creations will be awarded the Winner and Top 3 awards.
We will announce the winners on Wednesday.
6. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Happy creating!
The CASE Study Design Team


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Here's to our winners!

Thank you for an exceptionally beautiful gallery this week! I was pleased to see that so many of you decided to pull out scraps of fabric or canvas, for your inspired projects! I know that I'll definitely be trying to use it some more on my future creations.

Our winner for CSC61 is Jeanne from A Kept Life!!





This card looks like it grew on the flower patch itself... doesn't it? I feel like putting the straw hat on and lie in a hammock in the garden. Fabulous use of stitching on canvas, and that flower is just striking! Thank you for sharing your artwork with us, Jeanne!

Our Top 3 winners are:



Stacey @ Scrapbook Mojo
Susan @ Scrumplescrunch
Beverly @ Scrappin' Thread

Congratulations!
Winners, feel free to grab your badges (right click & save onto your computer), and wear them proudly :)

See you tomorrow for a new challenge! :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #61

Hello and welcome to *Week 2* with our super talented October Muse, Niki Estes!!
The card that I chose for this week, is one of the most breathtaking pieces of artwork, that I ever came across. Take a look yourselves:



I also wanted to spice things up a bit, by choosing a card that utilizes fabric (canvas). If you feel like a challenge, why don't you use some fabric on your inspired art? Don't worry if you don't, though... we're here to have fun, no pressure!
(as you can see, many of the DT gals didn't use any :))
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Here's what our fabulous Design Team came up with:

Niki Estes (October Muse)




Andrea Ewen



Clare Buswell



Cristina Kowalczyk



Debby Hughes



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)



Jean Martin



Julie Smith



Teneale Williams





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Now all you have to do is play with us!

Here are the deets:
1. Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), based on provided inspiration (being a featured creation, made by our Muse).
2. Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code CSC61), and link it here with the inlinkz widget below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
3. A new challenge is being posted every Thursday at 12.01 AM EST, and you've got until midnight on Tuesday to submit your entry.
4. You may enter as many times as you like, but you're asked to provide a newly designed project.
5. We will choose one winner randomly from the list of players, who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor - if there is one. In addition, the authors of the four most impressive creations will be awarded the Winner and Top 3 awards.
We will announce the winners on Wednesday.
6. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Happy creating!
The CASE Study Design Team


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

And the winners are...

Happy Wednesday, inky friends! We're so glad that you love our new Muse, as well as the inspiration last week! We could certainly see it from your submissions, all exceptionally beautiful! You made it a hard decision to pick the winning cards again...

Our winner for CSC60 is Anja from Scrappietoo!!





Anja is a 'regular' at CASE Study and her artwork has been highlighted here many times. Yet again she wowed me this week, with this breathtaking take on the inspiration! There is a perfect balance between cream and turquoise accents, a spot-on choice of papers, but it's that butterfly that stole my soul :) Just stunning, isn't it?

Our Top 3 winners are:



Carol @ Inky Fingers
Lindsay @ Note To Self
Vicki @ All I Do Is Stamp

Congratulations!
Winners, feel free to grab your badges (right click & save onto your computer), and wear them proudly :)

See you tomorrow for another fantastic card from Niki, and a boat-load of inspiration from our DT!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #60

Happy Thursday, inky peeps!
The long awaited moment has arrived, and we can finally reveal who our October Muse is!
Please help me welcome the awesomely talented Niki Estes!!



Niki says...
Hi Everyone! I'm so excited and honored to be this month's muse! My husband and I have been married for 10 years and we have three beautiful children. I grew up loving to draw and create things. When my oldest son was born, I began scrapbooking as a way to preserve all the photos and memories of our family. After a few years, I decided it would be fun to include some stamping in my layouts. I've been an avid stamper and cardmaker as well as scrapbooker ever since.

Niki has a truly extraordinary style. Her stamping skills leave many gasping in awe, and she rocks Copic markers like it's nobody's business. We're sure you're going to love being inspired by her work!
We're starting with this gorgeous card:



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Here's what our fabulous Design Team came up with:

Niki Estes (October Muse)




Andrea Ewen



Clare Buswell



Cristina Kowalczyk



Debby Hughes



Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)



Jean Martin



Julie Smith



Teneale Williams





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Now all you have to do is play with us!

Here are the deets:
1. Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), based on provided inspiration (being a featured creation, made by our Muse).
2. Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code CSC60), and link it here with the inlinkz widget below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
3. A new challenge is being posted every Thursday at 12.01 AM EST, and you've got until midnight on Tuesday to submit your entry.
4. You may enter as many times as you like, but you're asked to provide a newly designed project.
5. We will choose one winner randomly from the list of players, who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor - if there is one. In addition, the authors of the four most impressive creations will be awarded the Winner and Top 3 awards.
We will announce the winners on Wednesday.
6. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Happy creating!
The CASE Study Design Team