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Friday, 7 January 2011

Phindy's Place Challenge #37 - Distressing


  
Welcome to Friday and welcome to this week's Phindy's Place Challenge.  Last week was the first time we opened up the challenge to all-comers and boy did we get a response - nearly 150 entries!  This week the challenge is Distressing.  You can use Distress Inks, distress paper edges, tear paper, interpret it your way, I can't wait to see your entries!   I used one of my all-time favourite images, Spring Breeze, a useful one for Mother's Day, new baby, all sorts of occasions really.
I've coloured with Copics and edged with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  The DP is Basic Grey Wisteria and I've distressed the edges, then inked them.  There is stitching around 2 of the papers.  I used my new Martha Stewart punch that DH bought me for Christmas to mat the image.  There are tiny Papermania buttons on the corners of the image and eyelets in the plain card, which is also inked.  The flowers are made from a Little Claire die and the leaves are punched.  I added a nice big bow and decided that there was so much going on that the sentiment can go inside the card!  One more thing that you probably can't see is that the card has the fold at the LH side.  I noticed that quite a few of the landscape layout commercial Christmas cards that we received had the fold to the left, not at the top, and they stayed upright much better.  So I cut this from A3 cardstock.

I'm entering the following challenges with my card:  
Polka Doodles - sketch and self coloured image
Digi Doodle Shop - buttons
Dutch Dare - new beginnings
Moving Along with the Times - old stash, new stash (new MS punch, old DP, eyelets, buttons)
Stamp Insanity - use metal (eyelets)
Stampin B's - something old, something new
Simon Says - new beginnings (new baby, Spring)
Secret Crafter - buttons & bows
Creative Card Crew - new beginnings
Paper Crafting Journal - lets get digital
Crafting Your Passion - anything goes
Corrosive Challenges - purple & yellow
Crafty Ho's - babies
Ellephantastic - new beginnings
One Stop Craft - new beginnings
Do It With Digis - new beginnings

40 comments:

  1. Morning Anne, Beautiful as usual. I love the new punch and those flowers. Hugs x ChrisB

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  2. lovely card! I love the bright colours and the baby is the wash basket is adorable!

    Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey this week.

    Lisa x

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  3. Hey Anne - great card - love those flowers ... may have to pop over to Little Claires to have a look!! thanks for joining us for our first challenge at Do it with Digis xx Lynne and the Digi Divas xx

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  4. Oh this is so fabulous Anne.
    luv
    Debby

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  5. That is such a great and fun image, really lovely card! Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this month and hope you will join in next month. Jill

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  6. Lovely image - it made me smile.The fresh colour combo is just perfect as is your colouring.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

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  7. Thanks also for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
    Lisa x

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  8. Great card!!! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week!
    Good luck!

    Greetings,
    Katja (DDSB-DT)

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  9. What a great card with the super image. Good for hubby for getting you that wonderful punch for Christmas. Thanks for joining the Stampin B's old/new challenge this week.

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  10. OMGosh...I LOVE LOVE LOVE this gorgeous card!! The coloring, your colors, your flowers, your stitching. WOW, just everything! I think this has got to be one of my favorite card of yours!! FABULOUS!! Thank you for being such a great friend this last month. It means the world to me sweetie!! Hugs!

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  11. Hi Anne, just love this card, and I love your flowers, wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing at MAWTT this week. Pami x

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  12. Hi there, wow what a gorgeous card I love all the detail you have managed to get into this card with so much to see. A corker of a card .. Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic this month.

    Hugs
    Tamara Elle DT

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  13. What a cute card! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.

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  14. Gorgeous card

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x
    SCSC DT

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  15. Very Pretty Card

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy 2011,
    thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 115 Buttons & Bows
    Good luck,
    Hugs Bridget :) x.
    SCSC DT

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  16. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

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  17. Gorgeous card, love the image and colours. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

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  18. Fabulous! That basket-weave punch is really cool, too!! Thank so much for sharing your hardware with us at StampInsanity!

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  19. great card! those flowers are so cool!! Thanks for sharing with us at StampInsanity!

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  20. Fun card! Love the image and the colors you picked for it. All the fun sewing adds to the distressed look :)

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  21. what a gorgeous card ~ what an amazing image, pretty detail and all so beautifully created!
    vanessa xx

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  22. Lovely card. Great image. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this month. Good luck! Hugs Helen & Elle DT x x

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  23. That's so cute! love the cute baby in the basket... and your roses are very clever too! hugs Samantha :0)

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  24. Oh I just love it!! That image is gorgeous & I love your choice of colours!

    Thank you for shraing with us at MAWTT & Craft Your passion this week, good luck!
    Hugs shell xx

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  25. Hi, WOW this is a super card. Thanks for taking part in Ellephantastic this month, and MAWTT this week, Hazelxox

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  26. Great card ! What a great image and I love the flowers you have made.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

    Hugs,

    Jo x

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  27. This is lovely, great image, reminds me of my childhood, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best and Do It With Digis.
    xx

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  28. What a nice card! I love the fresh colours you've used...
    xxx Anne-Marije

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  29. A fabulous card Anne, love those fresh, bright colous, they fit the image perfectly.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  30. Hi, Great card, I love the image it reminds me of my girls hanging out the washing. Thank you for joining us at Do it with Digi's
    Michelle x

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  31. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with DDSB!

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  32. Gorgeous card :-) The image is adorable and the papers and design are beautiful :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  33. Anne it's the first time I've seen this one coloured in and I LOVE IT!! :) Great layout and I adore that punched border all around. Really effective.xx

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  34. Beautiful card, looks very touchy-feely.
    Jo xx

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  35. Gorgeous, love the layers, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
    Ruth x

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  36. beautiful card, I love the texture to it. Thanks for joining in the polkadoodle challenge

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  37. Super great card !

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best :D Hope to see you again.

    All the best to you,
    Jóna, DT member at DDSB

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  38. Wonderful project! Love the papers and the colors. And that frame looks amazing!
    Thanks for joining us at DDSB

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  39. Fabulous card Anne. I love the rolled flowers.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  40. Fantastic card, love this image! and great colours. Thanks for taking part in our challenge this month and look forward to seeing you again next month!
    hugs
    Michelle
    Elle DT
    x

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