Thursday, 3 September 2009

Playful Petals distressed card

Good morning everyone,

I nearly didn't have a card today, this one has taken ages to come together and I almost abandoned it half way through. I'm glad I didn't because I like it now!

I am entering it into two challenges:-

Stampavie & More "Love", (#59) and

A Spoonful of Sugar "Distressing" (#67)

Here's what I used to make this card:

Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View
Paper: From a paperback (eek! don't be too mad with me)
Stamps: SU "Playful Petals" and "Yummy"
Colouring medium: Tim Holtz Distress inks "Aged Mahogany", "Peeled Paint" and "Antique Linen"
Tools: Nestabilties Labels (4 I think), Cuttlebug "Script" embossing folder
Accesories: Beads froms stash.

Thank you for taking a look at my card, I hope you like it. I thought it was about time I got my distress inks out again, I was missing them!

Have a great day, whatever you are doing, the sun is shining here and I am happy!

Hugs, Clare xx

28 comments:

Emma said...

Oooh Clare - I love what you do with this stamp set - so different and brilliant :D

Kat said...

This is lovely I really really like it. Glad you've got sun! Yesterday was nice but today the rain is almost indescribable. I just love having two wet dogs lol!!

Have a great day.

Kat xx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Clare

i'm glad you didn't give up. This is a beautiful card. That background is great.

Ali x

Julie said...

Hi Clare,
This card is gorgeous, i love the flower and the distressing - i'm trying to learn that at the mo!!.
Take Care - Ju xx

dolcreations said...

Just beautful. I love the vibrant red! wow
Christine

Juls said...

just gorgeous!! really love how you have created the background!! such a fab card!

Kerri said...

Hi Clare! Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such nice comments on my blog! Your projects are beautiful too, and I signed up to follow your blog : )

Danielle said...

ooo, love this card Clare! The colours are awesome and the images are so pretty! Beautifully done!
Hugs, Danielle

Violets Corner said...

I love this card, it´s brilliant! I´m happy you didn´t abandon it.

Have a fab day,

hugs
Maarit

Kip's Cards said...

Wow... This really makes an impact...
It's so vibrant...
I love it, well done
x
Vicky

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Clare,i love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

lisa said...

Hi Clare. I think I'm moving to Warks if the sun is shining, it's absolutely lashed down with rain here all day and blown a gale, really horrible, I miss the sun!!!
Your card is gorgeous. I've just bought that embossing folder and love how you've shaded it.
So glad you're a happy bunny today.

Lisax

Donna said...

Oh wow Clare, this is beautiful and such gorgeous colours and distressing :) Donna x

Katrina said...

This is fab Clare, I love the cards you do with this stamp set, you have given me lots of inspiration!

Hugs,

Katrina x

Enfys said...

Hi Clare, really love this card, the embossed background looks fantastic
hugs
En

Jacilynn said...

How gorgeous! Love this card and the distress look.
Thanks for your warm congratulations!
x

Anne H. said...

Such a lovely card!
Beautiful red colors and lovely details.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
Anne -:)

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo Clare, love the way the background has come out. Lovely. Kim

Maya said...

Ohhh my!!
WOW!
This is drop dead gorgeous!!
Love the warm bright colours and the emboss effect!!
Perfect!
Hugs from Maya:)

Larissa said...

Very gorgeous card Clare! Love the flowers and the embossed background is stunning!
Hugs,
Larissa

Jules said...

This is really stunning Clare.

Love your embossed background and the gorgeous flowers. It all looks perfect!

Have a great weekend.

Love Jules xx

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Clare, love the colours on this, so cheery!
Clairex

Ivi said...

Ohhh how lovely!!!
The flowers look so great!!!

Thanks for joining us at stampavie and more.

Hugs Ivi

Stephanie said...

This card is stunning Clare!
Hugs xxx

Jo said...

Glad you didn't give up on this one, it's gorgeous and love the stamp set you've used.

LINDA said...

This is just stunning.. very beautiful work..
Hugs, Linda

Tab said...

Oh I just love your sweet card, the colours and image are fabulous!
Have a fab weekend!
Hugs Tab xxx

Cindy Van Sluys said...

Gorgeous card Claire! I have been so busy this summer that I have not had time to go round and check out blogs....sad, isn't it? You do very nice work dear.

XO
Cindy