Saturday, 20 April 2013

Distress It at A Gem of a Challenge

Good morning. 
Hope you've had a good week and here's to an even better weekend :o)
We have no specific plans - if the weather stays nice we might get out and tidy up the garden a bit - it's in desperate need of it for sure!!!
If the weather isn't so good I guess I'll have a little play in my crafty haven :o)
So shall I start the rain dance now?????

Today sees a new challenge over at 

and this week the theme is 


Now I'm not so good at roughing up edges and stuff like that really so I opted for distressing of the inky kind  - with just a touch of roughing up :o)

Card Ingredients:
Image: Pink Gem Designs 'With Love Flowers'
Distress Inks: Dusty Concorde, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Dried Marigold, Broken China
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Sentiments: Craftwork Cards
Woodware Large Retro Flower Punch
Viva Decor Pearl Pen 'Ice White'
Co'redinations Cardstock

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafts 4 Eternity - April Showers Bring Spring Flowers
Delightful Challenges - Colour My World
Shelly's Images - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Crafty Creations - No Patterned Paper
LEJ Designs - Emboss It

Thanks for popping by today - I really appreciate your visit.
Have a fabulous weekend.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Debs these are wonderful! Love the bright colours and how you blended them! I'm hoping for a crafty weekend too! Hugs Susan x

Chrissy said...

Beautiful collection of cards Debs, I love the colours and pearls, clean and beautiful.


Claire said...

WOW Debs, these are so lovely - great colours, love the stamped image and sentiments - great set of cards. Hop you manage to get into the garden today - it's nice and sunny here! Have a great day. Hugs, Claire x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards Debs.Love the colors.
Gr Elly

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!! These are wonderful Debs. I really love those colours and gorgeous embossing.
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

Debbie said...

Wow Debs these are just lovely.
I did something similar a few weeks ago and had great fun. Love the tree stamp, super. debbiex

purpleprincess2007 said...

Wow such a gorgeous selection of cards, I love the inked backgrounds and those pearls really set of the stamped images!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW these are all stunning, what pretty colours of ink you went for. Hope you get some nice weather then some rubbish so you can go out then play in the craft room, Suns out here and its lovely just now, Might be raining in 5 mins though!! Love Hazelxo

cotnob said...

These are fabulous Debs, I love your inked backgrounds and the gorgeous bright colours.
If your weather is the same as ours your rain dance obviously didn't work!

Christine L said...

Wow... love these Debs!! Such fabulous colours that blend so well together... then that hint of gold on the sentiment... FAB-U-LOUS!

Christine x

Ira Huberts said...

Such fabulous looking cards these are Debs, love these distress colours, so pretty! Hugs, Ira xox

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! these are gorgeous Debs… what beautiful colours!! I love the design and the variation in colours and sentiments… and the pearls on the trees are just perfect … they make a wonderful set of cards! :-)
I hope you have a lovely weekend!
it's lovely and sunny here at the moment... fingers crossed it stays fine for a while now!!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Janet said...

Wow Debs these are amazing honey....I love them! x

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous colours and design Debs, they're fabulous! Hope you're having a lovely weekend :o) Hugs, Lisa x

mixamatoasties said...

Beautiful collection of cards.

Susan x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a great collection of card and all so different too.

I guess your rain dance didn't work then !! - as it's been glorious here in Sussex all day :-), Luv Sam x

coops said...

wow these are gorgeous debs.i love the vibrant colours :D

xx coops xx

Juls said...

Wow!!! These makes are amazing!! Love the bright colours, so very stylish!!! Very inspirational, thanks 4 sharing!! Hugs Juls xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, love the colours & the pearl drops look fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for entering our current challenge 'Emboss It' over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.
What a gorgeous set of cards. I love the gorgeous stamps with those beautifully colourful backing. The embossed backing paper is wonderful and finishes them cards off perfectly.
I really hope you will continue to join in some of our weekly challenges as there are always lovely prizes up for grabs.

Hugs Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Member

Amanda said...

Great use of distress inks lovely collection of cards. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Debs these are SO PRETTY! Love your technique & design! Thanks so much for joining our "April Showers Bring May Flowers" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images Design Team

Valou ALLARD said...

Wonderful card! thanks for playing with "Digital Delightful" this week.