Tuesday, 10 November 2009

It's so distressing



Hello everyone in crafting land, hope you are all OK. Todays card was fun to do because I got to rough up my card. I used some of the ideas on the Just Magnolia site - I used the edge of my scissors along the edge of the purple Core'dinations card I used under the image and the whitewash card under the sentiment. I also sanded the whole piece of card too.

No surprise then that I am entering the Just Magnolia challenge this week - the prize is a whopping $50 from Heidi at Simon Says - Wow. I have used the sketch at Magnolia Down Under shown below, and of course



for both these challenges you have to use a Magnolia stamp, I have used another pre stamped image that I received in a candy win. I have coloured it with a purple Stardust gel pen and my koi water brush. The snowflakes have been sparkled with crystal glitter.
                                             

The sentiment is from a Fairy Doodles stamp set which you can find here. I have further distressed this using my Distress Ink - Dusty Concord, I have also used this around the main image too. I have also punched out some snowflakes from the whitewash card and purple glitter card and layered them up. The ribbon was from my stash with another piece tied on it. The background papers I have used are from Funky Fairys and are called Dots are distressing and Slightly Spotty.

The other challenges I am entering this card in are : -

Lily-Boo Too Challenge - Purple,

Lots To Do - Distressing

Practical Scrappers - white core or colour core card,

Sophisticat Challenge - Wings

Everybody Art Challenge, - Distressing and

Design Dollies - Distressing.

Please let me know what you think - I love reading your comments always.

Hugs

47 comments:

Kristy said...

Love how it looks like you sanded your matting! Very nice! Love the lil bit of bling too! Thanks for playin with us Dollies!

Loopylou!! said...

oh wow, that is just so cute, i love tilda stamps ad your card is so pretty. thankyou for joining in with the fun over on lily-boo too!! i am loving this purple challenge xxxx

Bev said...

Such a sweet card, the colours are so pretty - great distressing too. Thanks so much for joining us at JM this week x

Wishcraft said...

This looks fab hun, great distressing, really lovely :o) Lisa x

Pat said...

These are cute images! I like the papers too.
Well done!
Hugs xx
Pat

Teri said...

Ooooh, my favourite purples again!! Cute little image too!
Hugs,
Teri x

sam21ski said...

Fab card Ali

Thanks for entering into this weeks Lotstodo challenge - Sam xxxx

Christine said...

Love that sanding - isn't that color core paper awesome!!! Thanks for playing along at Practical Scrappers again!

scrappin_mom3 said...

Fabulous Card!! Purple is my favorite color, and what an awesome holiday card this is--I've never made a purple one! Great job with the color core cardstock and thanks so much for joining us again at PS!!

Kerri

Cheryl said...

grea distressing on this great image too bless you for entering again into the sophsiticats challenge love cheryl xxx

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card ,beautifull colouring and image
hugs Dawnxxx

Tara said...

Brilliant card Ali, the colour is fab and I love the distressing too!
Hugs Tara xx

Liz, said...

Hiya, nice one, great colour and cute image. Hope everything is good with you. Old bumblealsie is still a malingerer, missing his jokes at work!

Liz x

craftykitten said...

Hi Ali,
Gorgeous card matey. You're really going with those challenges aren't you?? Thanks for your comments on my tutorial - plenty for me to think about there isn't there?? Good luck.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Amy Heller said...

Love the distressing you did to the white core cardstock! Very cute! Thanks for playing along at Practical Scrappers!

Rach said...

this is a really beautiful card, hugs rachxx

Kim said...

Oh, loving this fabby purple card! It is just incredible and that fact that you got to use it in so many challenges, wow! Thanks for joining us this week at Practical scrappers!
Blessings,
KIm xXx

Sue said...

Oh, what a sweet, sweet image. Beautiful card and coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at the MDUC. Hope you come back for the next challenge.

Dena said...

This is such a sweet card. What a gorgeous color for Christmas! I love purple! Hugs, Dena

blackdragon said...

...Again Ali? I like this one too.... i like the distressing and the muted colours.... come on girl you have to do another and make it 3 entries this week at SOPHISTICATS.... I PICKED WINGS... GOOD CHOICE HEY?
Love and hugs lynx

Nilla said...

Such a cutie, this old Magnolia! Love the card, so soft and cozy! Hugs Nilla

Bec said...

This is just so pretty... Love everything about it.. Thank you also for your lovely comments on my blog.. bec xx

scrappyjan said...

Hello Ali, Love your card....The color is perfect for this sweet little image..
love it...
have a great day, janny

Ila said...

This is Gorgeous!!..I love the colors, distressing and the Cute little old potatoe head!!..Hugs, Ila

Debbie Pamment said...

Such a sweet image coloured beautifully in soft subtle colours! Fabulous job.
Thanx for joining us at MDUC
xXx

Norma said...

Oh my goodness, what a lot of challenges. Attagirl! Lovely card. I haven't seen that image before. Love the soft colours.
Thanks for playing and joining us at Magnolia Down Under.

Hugs.
Norma

Lesley said...

wow gorgeous card....good luck with my blog candy...hugs Lesley xxxx

Kellie Winnell said...

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.

Avril Ann said...

Another great Card, love the distressing effect, thanks again for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Totally gorgeous card! Love the distressed fell and the purples are stunning! I have an award for you on my blog( will be posted at 1pm!) Thanks for all the fab comments you leave on my blog. I really appreciate them! Hugs Judy xx

bumblealsie said...

Card is so much like me these days. Rough and distressed.

Spyder said...

Love the colours, and the distressin'
I must have a go! I really miss not making anything for ages!! (it seems!) ((Lyn))

Jamie Lane said...

This is really cute, your image is so adorable!Thanks for playing with us at Practical Scrappers.

Susan said...

What a sweetie Ali!
Lovely card. Hugs SuzyX

Kaymin Kantina said...

This is ADORABLE! What a cute image too! Love your distressing. It's kind of like therapy, isn't it?!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Min

Scrappymax said...

Adorable card and I love that image. Thanks for joining us this month over at LBT.
Max x

cats whiskers said...

Oh this is just a superb card dear, thanks for sharing
Hugs Jacqui x

Jenny said...

Glad to see you have embraced the distressing theme. I love your choice of colours. Beautiful card.

Thanks for joining EAC
Jenny

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card, love the sweet image and the colors. Great job with the distressing challenge, thanks for playing along at Just Magnolia this week. :)

April Rose said...

This is gorgeous--I love the purple, distressing and cute image. Thank you for joining us at EAC this week!

Karen said...

Gorjus card, love the colours. Thank you for joining in over at Sophisticats and hope to see you again soon .

Love Karen x

Sarah said...

What a cute card!! Love that stamp and the touch of sparkle! Thanks for playing along at Practical Scrappers!

JanJay said...

Aww what a great card, such a sweet image. Thanks again for playing along with us at Sophisticats this week.

Jan x

tina46 said...

wonderful sweet card !!! thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
eac-team

Jodie from Oz said...

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

sam said...

Brilliant card,thanks for joining us at lily-boo's :0)

Rosy said...

nice card thanks for joining us @ LB2