Saturday, 21 July 2012

Distress It at Allsorts

Good morning. Hurrah it's the weekend and I'm so happy to say that John made it home safe and sound last night and without any hiccups - unlike his journey on the outward leg when he missed his connecting flight and had to wait for 5 hours for another - only to arrive at Luxembourg without his suitcase!!!! He had to wait until midday the following day to be re-united with his belongings!!! That's not the first time that has happened to him - something always goes wrong when he travels on his own lol!!!!
Anyways he's home and he has his suitcase so all's good.

Today we have a new challenge for you over at

and this week the lovely Fleur has picked the theme


Now I'm not one for much distressing but I do like to use my distress inks and that's what I've done with my card - although I have slighty roughened up the edges too :o) 

So here's what I did.
I stamped the floral image - available from our Sponsor this week
using Versamark and then heat embossed with True White EP. Then I inked over using Dusty Concorde and Broken China Distress Ink.

Image panel mat and layered onto Spellbinders Fleur Di Lis die.
Background created using Spellbinder M-Bossabilities 'Whimsy'

The scrummy flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Foliage - Martha Stewart punch
Ribbon from stash

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my DT buddies - I'm sure you won't be disappointed :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafts and Me - Ribbon and a Bow
The Perfect Sentiment - Anything Goes (must have a sentiment on the front)
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes
Made Especially For You - Use Three Colours (Turquoise, Purple and White)
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Embossing
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping - Let's Get Messy and Inky
Sentimental Sundays - Rough around the Edges

Thanks for popping by today.
Have a wonderful weekend.


Jane said...

Hi Debs I saw you on MIM. What a stunning card, love all the layers and the flowers. Glad you Hb made it home. It looks like summer has finally arrived, have a lovely weekend,
Jane x

Shirl said...

This is fabulous Debbie, love the colours and all the messy inking brilliant card.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Fleur said...

Absolutely stunning Debs ~ enjoy your weekend
Hugz Fleur xXx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow i love the white embossed images .. so striking against the beautiful background colours
Lisa x

Faye said...

Debs, this is beautiful. Loving the blue too. xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is fantastic oh just love the effect you have achieved on this Hun,brilliant hugs Cherylxxx

Ellie said...

I adore this! Those colors are a feast for the eyes! Beautiful embossing!

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

xxx Ellie xxx

Anonymous said...

Such pretty colours on your card, lucky person who receives it.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge this fortnight.

Nicola said...

Stunning card Debs, love the perfect combo of dry and heat embossed images, the gorgeous design and beautiful colours!
Have a fab weekend in the sun :)
Hugs Nicola xxx

brenda said...

Hello Debs,

Really great card using the stamps super resist stamping.

Hope you have a lovely weekend, dare we hope the sunshine continues?


sue w. said...

Hi Debs, this is wonderful. I love the embossing and detail, really fabulous.
Hugs Sue W.

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card and a gorgeous inky creation, love the colour.
Thanks for joining us at FSC

Claire said...

Well I don't know about distressing, but I would like to do the other de-stressing!!! LOL. Your card is simply gorgeous, love the inks and the colours and fabulous elements too. Love it. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sorry I haven't been around much commenting lately, only 2 to go :O) Hugs, Claire xxx

Sue said...

Aww this is really beautiful Debs! what a fab design. Love the floral image and embossing and the pretty frame and flowers… it's a real stunner!!
I'm glad John is home safely!!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Ashley said...

This card is so stunning! I love the color combo and all the heat embossing. :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Made Especially For You!


DesignerDiva said...

ooohhh this is one big inky fabulous creation Debs! YOu have certainly mastered this style!!
Glad John got home safe and sound - not long till your hollies now!!
Hugs Laurie xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous card.

Jo said...

Saw your card on MIM and just wanting to say its gorgeous and best of luck in the challenge. Jox

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Lovely card, the colors are amazing!!

Thanks for playing along with us at MEFY!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful; love all the layers and the gorgeous flowers. Fab colours too.

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to come visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #89, #90, #91, #151, #154, #155, #173, #254, #255 and #282.
I would love to have you visit my blog!

Suzanne C said...

Yummy colors and fabulous frame! Sweet and lovely card! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

~ Marie ~ said...

The different textures are lovely. Thanks for joining in at LEJ Designs.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic card in great colors. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Debs this is so beautiful, I love the stamps you have used also the wonderful colours and die cuts, superb card.
Lorraine x

Karen Conner said...

I just love your colors! The gradual differences are so amazing.

Love all the details: dry embossing, flowers-all of it.

Thanks for playing with us @ The Perfect Sentiment.

butterfly said...

Love the shaded blue/purple background... super card!
Alison x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

A really stunning card, I love the colours and that die cut frame is gorgeous, thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge
Lindsay xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card hun i love it its very elegant. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and M<e this week. luv gina xx

Susan Flynn said...

Oh blooming heck another one I've missed - I'm so annoyed with myself I could kick me!! This is gorgeous Debs you have such lovely ideas and love the effect you have achieved.Just love it xx

Fliss said...

A fabulous creation. Thanks for getting messy and inky with FSC.
Fliss x