In the end I chose a design sold by a company called Create and Case. They also have their own website, which is where I purchased my case from. This design is called Sunny Leo. The facts that I'm a Leo and I love the Sun may have had something to do with my picking this case ;) The great thing is that you can also customise your case, though I decided to keep it simple and go with the 'basic' Artist Designed case. A percentage of every sale goes to the designer, and I think that's a great concept to encourage more beautiful designs :)
I have to say that I was apprehensive about ordering from a site I hadn't heard of before, but the order turnaround was quick; from placing the order to receiving was around 5 days. I received an email confirmation of the order, as well as an email of despatch. On arrival I was pleased with the packaging. It's nice that it's not just a loose case wrapped in foam, and that it's actually in a box. This means you could buy one as a gift and not worry about having to buy a box to present it in. It also means the case arrives safely without any damage!
The quality of the case is great. Again, I was worried the plastic would be flimsy, or that the print wouldn't be that clear (can you tell I'm a worrier yet?), but I needn't have worried. It's nice that the Create and Case logo is discretely placed inside the case. I can't even count the number of times I haven't bought a case because of a logo emblazoned across the back.
The quality of the case excellent, and it's fairly slimline, so it doesn't add much bulk on to the thin beauty of the S3.
Edit to add: I've been using the case a little while now, and I'm still happy with it. Also, it's worth mentioning that it's easy to pop the case off when I want to slip the phone into my Brodit car holder. I'm relieved I don't have to ply it off using my nails hence ruining them, that happened a lot with my previous cases.
The case cost was £19.99 with free UK delivery if you order direct from their website.
What do you think of my new case? What's protecting your mobile?