Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge No. 5 - DT card

Good morning,

I can't believe we have reached challenge No. 5 at Oldie but a Goodie already. This fortnight's theme has been chosen by Fleur and is:-


This challenge was right up my street and I couldn't wait to get my Distress Inks out. I've used "Rusty Hinge" and "Walnut Stain" for the background paper and the image is stamped in "Walnut Stain" and colured with "Fired Brick" and "Peeled Paint".

The aim of the challenge is to ink up stamps which are over six months old so I have used this beautiful poppy from the Stampin' Up! set "Bloomin' with Beauty", the word Bloom also comes from the same set.  The background has been stamped with another Stampin' Up! stamp called "En Francais".

I do hope you can join us this fornight and many thanks to those of you who have joined us over the past four challenges.

Many thanks to our sponsor for this fortnight - DIECUT DREAMS.
Best wishes, Clare xx


brenda said...

Beautfiful, simplistic elegnce Clare.

And rusty hing has to be one of my favourtie colorus, it's so rich.

B x

Juls said...

so so so STUNNING!!!!!!! Love the gorgeous colours, the design is simple but striking, and I adore the distressed edges! Hugs Juls

Irene said...

Hello Clare

Beautiful, elegant, gorgeous and just perfect.

I LOVE the distressing.


Lisa Jane said...

this is beautiful claire i love the warm yellows and oranges .. pretty stamp
Lisa ;)

Debs said...

Totally stunning!!! I love it.
Have a great day
Debs xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Clare, I love the effect with the DI's

chris said...

Clare its perfect, so love this SU image. hope you are well love chris xx

Stephanie said...

Oh wow Clare, this card is just amazing....I love the distressed look but I have no idea where to start! Fantastic job! xxx

Kristel said...

Woww this is really stunning Clare!!
Hugs Kristel

Fleur said...

Just stunning! I love how you've added the butterfly, what a nice idea
Hugz fleur xXx

Christa said...

Hi Clare , thanks for your kind comment on my blog. I allways go and look back at blogs of people who have reacted....So I found your blog. This card is so amazing ! Beautifull colours ! I will make something for this challenge ; I love to distress !! Love from Holland , Christa.

Nannieflash said...

Oh Clare this is stunning I love your background and your image is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Rosietoes said...

Fab card. Just up my street. Love everything about it. Distressing and a butterfly. Heavenly!!

Edna x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Clare.

Hugs Riet.x

Debbi said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous.

Jacee said...

So gorgeous Clare, you've done a fabulous job on this, it's beautiful!

Katrina said...

Hi Clare

Beauitful card, love your distressing.

Hope you are OK. We have a few more ladies at craft group now, so if you want to do your demo in the new year, feel free.

Katrina xx

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Clare, very elegant and I love the colours you've used. I'll need to make a not of this challenge.

Kat xx

Donna said...

You have distressed this card beautifully Clare, such a stunning card and so elegant too :) Donna x

Kerri said...

Oh how gorgeous! I LOVE your beautiful sponging! That is such a pretty image and the bg you created is fabulous!

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Love this! It's distressing at it's most elegant, and I love the colours.

Nicki, xx

Shirl said...

Clare I really don't know what to say about your card .... not often I am stumped for words .... but this is sooo elegant. I just want to keep staring at it.
Hugs Shirley x x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Clare, wonderful work.

mueppi said...

Wonderful and elegant!
Hugs Gisela

Jan said...

beautiful card..love the technique and design :)

Jules said...

Hi Clare

This is beautiful - love what you have done here. Gorgeous!!

Love Jules xx

lisa said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card, Claire. I love the En Francais stamp and it looks fantastic as a background for your poppy. Love Love Love it!!
Hugs Lisax

pinky said...

Wow Clare this is absolutely stunning, the colours are so beautiful and love the vintage feel to it all.

Marion said...

Hi Claire, This is just stunning. I have the bloomin with beauty set and never thought to use it like this. Will case this if you don't mind. Love it.

Suzie Q said...

Stunning card clare you really know how to work those inks girlfriend!!
its a lil ray of sunshine and has warmed me up!!
hope you well we all got the dreaded lurgy :(
Suzie Qx

Linny said...

WOW Stunning card Clare. Linda x