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Saturday, 9 October 2010

I'm on a Roll Now lol!!!!!!

Hiya everyone - ooh it does feel good to be back.  I've another card for you today - this time my DT card for the wonderful Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and
we have a fabulous Guest DT for the month of October - KATE (DOWNRIGHTCRAFTY) has agreed to join us - great to see you Kate.

This weeks theme, chosen by the lovely Suzie is......

"D i s t r e s s i n g"

and I can honestly tell you - it most definetely was rofl. You can "distress" your creations by tearing, roughing with a tool or ink/chalk, crumpling up the paper - it's up to you.  Here's my little effort

I've had this simply gorgeous BG paper from Wendy's Secret Crafter store.  I've been saving this particular pattern to use specifically with this image.  I can't tell you how WRONG it felt to crumple it (though the pic doesn't show this well)  and I just had to keep the roughing up of the edges to a minimum - I was nearly hyperventilating rofl.

I coloured with copics and promarkers from the Secret Crafter Store along with the blue flowers .  The red flowers were found in my stash as was the sizzix die cut swirls.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges

Craft Your Passion - Crumpled Paper
Create for Fun - Use a Digi Image
Pollycraft - Anything Goes

Please check out the rest of the creations from my DT buddies and leave em some love - they really do appreciate it.  We do hope you can join us this week and can't wait to see your distressed creations - be strong - its only paper lol.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'm off for a girly shop today with my daughter Emily who turned 10 on Thursday!  Boo Hoo - she growing up WAAAY to fast - not fair (sob) Hahaha

Bye for now and enjoy your weekend.

Mel X

15 comments:

Secret Crafter said...

Mel, you are funny. I can see why you were saving this paper, it goes with the image perfectly, what a fab card. Hugs, Wendy x

joey said...

Loverly card Mel Hun I do love this image. Joey.x

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous card Mel and the paper is yummy no wonder you were hyperventilating, Happy Birthday Emily hope you had a great day.. enjoy your girly shop xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Gorgeous card, Mel... I love the colours and I can see how distressing that paper would be tough.
Happy shopping...
Caroline xxx

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card melee & a lovely image. Happy Birthday to your daughter and enjoy the girly shop. I love taking my eldest out, means I can grab a few bits to!
Clairex

{Jane} said...

Gorgeous card hun, but I know what you mean - I like to stroke my fave papers and would have a heart attack at tearing them LOL

Hugs Jane x

Helen said...

This is gorgeous Mel - I have to take several deep breaths before distressing pretty papers too!
Helen x

jackiescrafts said...

Your card is gorgeous Mel, I can see why you didn't want to crumple up your paper
I hope you and Emily had a lovely girly shopping day together

Hugs Jackie x

Curlybear said...

Hi Mel
wow its a really amazing card I love the image and the papers, its nice to see back, take care have a great weekend, Hugs Bridget ;)x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Mel, firstly thanks for the lovely comments that you left me, looking forward to working with you.

Love your card, not seent his image before, she is just gorgeous! Love the swirls and colours. hugs Heidi xx

craftybunny said...

So beautiful and bright.Lovely colouring and perfect papers.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Claudine Poch said...

Lovely image and card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Karyn said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colours and the flourishes work so well. The image is stunning too! Thanks for playing along at Craft Your Passion. x x

Lauretta See said...

Hey Mel, sorry for being late on commenting on your card.. :)I was babysitting my grandson this weekend :) he is only a month old. :))))) i was so happy. :) This is a lovely card.. great colors to go with this stamp.. great job! and thank you for playing with us and please come again on the craft your passion challenge. ;) big hug! x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Mel this looks fabulous loving the papers, colours and image so much you have captured the essence of India perfectly.
Hugs
Lorraine x