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November 11, 2009

A break from pink

I've taken a little break from pink to have another go at this distressing lark! Feel quite pleased with the results this time too.

I'm entering these challenges:

I printed some Kraft card from a Pink Petticoat CD and then stamped some white leaves over the top with an Impression Obsession stamp. The image is of course Tilda, shaded with Copics and highlighted with Inkssentials and Glamour Dust.

I think I've finally sussed distressing - the trick is to not get distressed whilst doing it! The patterned paper is Basic Grey and I created the sentiment on the PC.

So sorry for my lack of blog hopping last night, I was so tired. My poor boys were so unsettled with their colds that I had to put in an emergency phone call to Grandma to come round and help me out as they both needed cuddling all afternoon and soothing. Both their temperatures have gone down now and Zac has gone to his Grandparents for the day too.

Please check out my candy at the top of my blog - it's for a good cause.



  1. Beautiful card hunny love your colours. For your candy can we enter challenge cards or does it have to be just for your candy? Can your baby with cold cuddler make a trip to London my Max is full of cold too :( Hope the boys feel better soon x

  2. Hiya Victoria
    Think you have definitely got 'distressed' sussed hun. This is gorgeous. Love the colours you have used. Sorry to hear the boys aren't too well - hope they perk up soon.
    take care
    Debs xx

  3. Fab card :D Gorgeous image and colouring. Hope your boys are feeling better soon

    jo x

  4. Love your card Victoria. You've totally nailed distressing my dear. I think the knack with distressing is to start with a bit of colour and then add to it. I tend to go in all heavy and then... well, get distressed!
    Hope the boys are feeling better soon, Jo x

  5. Wow you did a gorgeous job on the distressing. I struggle so much with that. But you have done a beauty job here! Love the colours you used as well!

  6. Beautiful card Victoria and I think your distressing is just brilliant. Hope the boys are getting better.

    Love Lynda xxx

  7. I am so glad your boys are feeling better! Your card is adorable as usual! I love distressing, just have never done it!

  8. Hiya Victoria

    And what a great job you have done of the distressing for the Lotstodo Challenge - thanks for sharing.

    Hope to see you again soon

    x Hilda

  9. Lovely card Hun, you've done a stunning job with the magnolia colourings great.
    How do you manage to do so many challenges for one card I don't think I could cope with that?

    Hugs Lol xxx

  10. Ooh lovin' it and a little french touch to boot ! Hope the sniffles don't hang around too long for you. Sue x

  11. Oooo...Tilda looks so cute! I love how you colored her! Yeah, I tend to make a lot of pink cards too. I really should try more of other colors.

  12. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing along at EAC!

    Leonie xx

  13. fantastic card,
    Thank you for joining us at Kaboodles this week,
    DT Kaboodles

  14. This is gorgeous use of the Color Throwdown challenge and I'm just wondering... Could you GET another challenge on that LIST! Sheesh! :o) I had NO idea one could combine that many! Fabulous! You're sure to get plenty of love, because this is a super card! Beautiful color work material choices - Bravo!

  15. Beautiful card!! Love the colors and bit of distressing!!

  16. The distressing is just right, and I love the white leaves stamped on kraft. Hope your boys are feeling better. :)xx

  17. Just a beautiful card. Love the papers and colors you chose. Thanks for joining the MDUC this time. Hope to see you back next challenge.

  18. like your coloration!
    Thanks for joining EAC
    Hugs, Alex

  19. Lovely card, great colour combo

    Thanks for playing along over on Lotstodo this week - Sam xxx

  20. Hi Hun
    hope the sniffles have all gone. Gorgeous card hun, great colouring as always hun, sue.x

  21. Victoria
    I LOVE how you used Indian Summer Basic Grey...I was having a lot of trouble with that collection...but you used it very nicely! Love your coloring on Tilda too!
    I also wanted to tell you that your blog name always makes me smile!
    Have a fabby day and I hope to get myself organized enough to enter your blog candy.....I was sorry to read about your loss and I'm glad that you are supporting such a great cause. {{hugs}}

  22. Very pretty! Great job coloring!

    Thanks for playing with us at the OCC!

  23. Cute card! Love the background stamping! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown with us!

  24. stunning! i love it! thanks so much for joining us at the Shoe this week!

  25. Great colors, coloring and distressing! Lovely card, my fellow PaperPlay teamie! I'm wearing my EAC hat now--thank you for joining us this week!

  26. What a darling card. Your coloring of her is really nice. The border strip you made is very cool.

  27. Beautiful job - your distressing is perfect!
    Thanx for joining us at MDUC

  28. Very pretty card and fabulous coloring. Thank you for joining us at Pile It On.

  29. Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge. xx

    Hugs, Kel
    MDUC Site Owner.

  30. That is a ton of challenges you've joined in at and this creation works great for all of them, wonderful colouring and I love the colour combo!! Thanks for sharing with us at MDUC, I hope you'll join us next time around!!

  31. Beautiful card, a fabulous take on the MDUC sketch. Tilda is adorable and your colours and distressing wonderful. Thanks for joining us at MDUC and hope to see you next time. Hugs Jodie from Oz


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