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October 25, 2009


This is my latest DT creations for the challenge over at Bee Crafty. Our challenge this week is 'distressing'. I've used the Christmas fairies on my card - available to buy here.

I got in a bit of a tizz as those who know me will know that distressing isn't my thing. Still, I had a go!

I used this weeks fab sketch from the Pink Elephant and picked my images from Bee Crafty as Flutterby Wednesday want to see angels. Digital Tuesday asked us to use things with wings and Passion for ProMarkers set out a gorgeous colour combo perfect for Christmas cards. They also have a brilliant weekend workshop on shading on their blog too - have a look.

I used papers from DCWV and although they were already a bit distressed in the pattern, I added a little more fluid chalk ink around the edges, I also braved it and sponged some around the image AFTER I'd shaded it so it could have gone horribly wrong! I made the matching brads using a Papermania brad kit and that's my card.

The clocks going back meant nothing to Zac (my 22 month old) who has been awake since 4.15am (3.15) and eventually got me up at 5.15 (4.15)? I don't know it's too confusing. I tried grabbing a nap on the sofa which only resulted in him climbing on me, digging elbows and knees in various parts of my anatomy and rendering any chance of sleep a thing of yesterday. Little monkey.



  1. Really gorgeous Victoria, I really like this little angels and i have got them but yet to use them, I love the colours you have used and its inspired me to print them off and use them. The papers are lovely and your distressing looks fab. Great matching brads too.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

  2. I love this sketch, I've used it a couple of times and have liked both attempts. Your distressing is ace. I like the brads very much, I must investigate that kit. Looking at your cards often costs me money as I realise I need to have stuff that you have used!!

  3. Oh this is adorable Victoria and I have been keeping an eye on your other cards recently just not had a chance to stop by. They are just as adorable. Must pop over and take a peek at these digi stamps hugs Pascalex

  4. Good morning Victoria, and what a totally gorgeous card hunny i love the image and the papers you've used here, hugs Linda x

  5. A fabulous card Victoria, I love your distressed edges and those fairies are adorable. Debbie x

  6. Great card Victoria, the subtle distressing works really well with your colours and textured, thanks for having a go at something your don't normally like (promise I'll never set 'stickers' as a theme!)
    Thanks for a great DT contribution :)

  7. I think your card turned out beautifully. I am so sorry to hear about your Cuttlebug. As for the distressing on your card...great job! I am in the process of making a card for MDU..and it calls for distressing! Not my thing either, but at least you gave it a go!

  8. Great card Victoria! Those little angels are super cute!

  9. How sweet!!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  10. This card is lovely,the angels are so cute! Thanks for joining us over at Digital Tuesday.
    Ps, I have some blog candy on offer at the moment come by and check it out.

  11. I think you did a fab job with the distressing! Those little angels are sooo cute, great card!

  12. ooooh i love this one victoria, its sooo cute xxx

  13. I need to get these images they are so cute, i love this card its fantastic, hugs pops x

  14. Very cute! I think you did a wonderful job distressing!
    Sweetie, the clocks don't get turned back this weekend, it's next weekend. Better change your clocks back before you're late for something tomorrow!

  15. Beautiful card Victoria, love the traditional colours you have used and well done on adding some distressing...there'll be no stopping you now lol! :) Donna x

  16. Super fabulous Victoria!!! So happy you joined us this week at TPE!!!

    HUGS ~ LORi

  17. Beautiful Victoria!
    such adorable little winged things!
    Thanks for playing along at Digi Tuesday!
    Blessings, Maria

    Sorry to hear about your poor cuttlebug...hope you can fix it!!!

  18. Fabulous card Victoria!! You did a great job with our distressing challenge and great job with the sketch over at TPE!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!


  19. Oh I have had such a busy weekend and have only just had time to do my favourite job of checking out our entries this week. Lori and Robin are in charge of choosing our top ten so don’t worry you didn’t loose your chance there.
    Love your card - hope you’ll have chance to have a play in today’s new challenge which is a recipe ‘Black - distressing and hardware’ - a fun one to start the week methinks.
    Ann xxx

  20. Totally awesome take on the distressing theme, Victoria!

  21. Oh this is just so cute and coloured to perfection , the whole card is fab


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