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September 05, 2009

Distressed - very!

There are certain things a girl should just admit she's no good at. For me it's Magnolia stamps and distressing! Combine them and I'm in all sorts of trouble:

Mina has put together such a great sketch at Just Magnolia that I had to give it a go. This is my fourth attempt with the same papers and stamp, attempts 1-3 are in the B.1.N. File.

Not content with the challenge of Magnolia, I added 'distressing' from A Spoon Full of Sugar and 'blue and brown' from Creative Inspirations.

I should have realised it was going to be one of those days when James asked if I'd seen his wallet this morning. I hadn't. Had I emptied the pockets of his work trousers before I washed them? Ooops! Chip n Pin cash cards still work after a 30 degree wash, even with an extra spin cycle....

I used an Edwin Magnolia stamp and cut him out to sit in the rectangle. The blue patterned paper is DCWV and the browns are Cloud 9. For my distressing (other than making this card in the first place) I embossed some DCWV card with a snowflake embossing folder and sanded it back to show the white core. The snowflake edge is a Fiskars border punch that I bought years ago - who knew they'd become so popular now?



  1. wonderful. Great Idee with the circles. The Edwin is very cute.

    Hugs Reni

  2. What do you mean this is great. Love the colouring on Edwin he's a real sweetie.

    Hugs Lol xxx

  3. I think you've done a great job. I think I've left my mojo back in Cumbria as I've sat in my room for about 2 hours and then given up...nothing to show for it! Sue x

  4. Well I think it looks great but I know what you mean about distressing, is it possibly just the fact that it can be easier than we first thought that we dont like it?! He looks cool! lol
    Keryn x

  5. well I hate to disagree with you Victoria but your totally wrong girl lol...the colouring on your Edwin and your distressing are just perfect...stunning card...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
    Mina xxx

  6. your card is perfect!!! Love the image and the way you have put it all together is GREAT!!!

    Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
    hugs, janny

  7. This is really cute. I love the background how you ran it thru the cuttlebug to add the snowflakes! Awesome job!
    Have a great weekend,

  8. Gorgeous card, you did a great job :) rach xx

  9. Scrummy card Victoria, I love the colours on this card! :) Donna x


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