Sunday, 7 August 2011

Dream Valley #13 - Distressing

Hi everyone, I'll be back later this evening with another post and the bit of news I hinted at yesterday (yes, 2 posts in a day!! very unlike me, he he) but in the meantime I'm here with a new DT card for Dream Valley Challenges, which this fortnight has the theme of Distressing.

We have 2 sponsors again this week: One Stop Card Crafts who are giving away a £10 gift certificate for their store, and Digi Doodles who are giving a $10 gift certificate for theirs, so 2 lucky winners will receive prizes.

So here's my card, and it's one that I made for my lovely blogging friend, Joan of Stamping With A Passion, who lives in Texas in the US. We met through blogging, and wanted to exchange cards so I made this specially for her. I've added some distressing in the form of inking round the edges of the papers, and I also used my Tim Holtz distressing tool to scuff up those same edges. A little handstitching further helps define the edges, and some embellishments from my stash complete the card. I hope you like it.

Image: Magnolia Tilda
Colouring: Copic markers
Papers: Prima Moulin Rouge
Flowers and pearls: Wild Orchid Crafts
Other: Magnolia Doo Hickey Rose Leaf die
Lace from stash
Computer-generated sentiments

I'd like to enter this card in these challenges:
Ellephantastic - Add some layers
Emerald Faeries - Lace
Fabulous Friday - use colouring on your card
Just Magnolia & hAnglar - Anything Goes, optional glitter
Just Some Lines - Outdoors/Summer
Kaboodle Doodles - In The Garden
Little Darlings - Girly
Paper Creators Crafts - All About Flowers
Patties Creations - faux or real stitching



Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Carole hope you are well Loving this card it is stunning the image is coloured perfectly as always
Jacki xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Great card Carole fantastic colouring as the muted colours for the backing..


Janette said...

Hi Carole, Just adore this card, so gorgeous, oh your friend will be delighted with it....hope your well and can't wait for your news.....must try and get back on

MagsB said...

Lovely! I love the burgundy roses, they look so good against the bp. Ace card!

luv, Mags x

Sandra DeFalco said...

Carole - Very Pretty!!
Thanks for playing in our 'STITCHING' Challenge #27! Any Digital OR Stamped image is required to be eligible to win!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Khristen said...

It's gorgeous, she'll love it! your coloring is outstanding, and the colors are perfect!

Vicky said...

Just so beautiful Carole...and I cannot wait to hear your news hun..!

have a lovely evening..hugs Vicky xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Carole, Joan is going to love it, love the distressing.
Kevin xx

Karen said...

What a fabby card! I love your colouring and your flowers are so lovely! Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts for our Say It With Flowers Challenge! Hugs. Karen.x

Jennifer Scull said...

this is just beautiful!
thanks so much for playing along in the Kaboodle Doodles 'In the Garden' challenge this week! :)

Anonymous said...

This is just so gorgeous Carole.
Sue x

Unknown said...

Very pretty card love the stitching,Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts for this weeks Say It With Flowers Challenge

chrissy xx said...

Like it? Carole. I LOve it.

Susie said...

Really beautiful card - the image and colours are fantastic! Susie x

Julie said...

Stunning - beautifully coloured image and layout!! Juliexx

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh what a lovely card, Joan is gonna love it!

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

This is just so lovely! Joan would really like it upon receipt. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Ann said...

Beautiful card and coloring. The lace and flowers just make it!
Thanks for sharing at Frosted Designs!

coldwaters2 said...

What can I say Carole except, Stunning, creation the paper, stitching, design and Tilda really look amazing and so beautiful.
Lorraine x

Jill said...

Great card Carole, lovely image and such an interesting card to look at! Jill

Michelle said...

Beautiful card Carole, great colours and i love the lace and the sentiment down the side of the image. Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic this month.
Elle DT

melsanford said...

Beautiful card. I LOVE those papers :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Pattie G said...

This is so pretty and perfect for our challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥

Anonymous said...

Such a fabulous card. Bet your friend will be thrilled. xx

Helen Laurence said...

Fabby layers & lovely card.
Thank you for playing along with us this month.
Hugs Helen x

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is adorable! Thanks for joining our challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

Mel said...

I so so love this petal!
The image is so cute and the whole card is fab!
Hugs M xxx

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card you made to join in out Little Darlings Challenge with! Beautiful design and coloring! Love this! hugs, Angela

Joan Ervin said...

Ya know, sweet Carole...when I opened your envelope and saw this gorgeous card, I was blown away!!!! Even my hubby commented on how beautiful it was, especially your fabulous coloring and hand must have spent hours on this beauty!!!!! It sits on a shelf in my craft room where I can see it when I create...I'm hoping a little of your talent will magically transfer to my inky fingers...LOL!!!! Thanks you sooo much for making this lovely card just for me...I am so honored to have a Carole original all to myself!!!!!!
Hope all is well with you and yours...I was a little worried about you when I saw the news safe!!!!

Nela said...

Its so gorgeous, what a lovely
image coloured so beautifully!
Thanks for playing with us on the
Emerald Faerie Garden challenge
Nela xx

Tanya said...

Beautiful card!

Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines

Joanne Gilch said...

Gorgeous card....You and Joan are so very fortunate to have one another and send cards back and forth. thank you for joining the challenge at Ellephantastic.

Mina said...

stunning card Carole, your colouring and design are perfect...thanks for joining in with our Just Magnolia & hAnglar challenge
Mina xxx