Saturday, 28 August 2010

Circle the Globe ...

Is it winter - it feels like it - cold, wet, dull, and having to put loads of layers on!  Horrible.  That's my moan over about the weather.

Well bloggers, it is time for the Sweet Stampin Challenge again, and this time we are looking for Distressing on Birthday cards.  Me - I love this type of thing, but I know it is not everybody's cup of tea.  I think most people might think this is grungy rather than distressed!

My papers are 29th Market Street - I have used both sides,  and they have been liberally torn, nibbled, and inked with Distress Ink.  The main image is a B Line Designs Stamp, as is the tiny air balloon down the side.  The tickets are a Tim Holtz stamp.  The sentiment is computer generated.  I have used Distress Crackle Paint over it.  The ribbon has been coloured with distress ink and copics to give it a slightly grungy look.

This card is destined for a friend of mine who is off travelling for a while just after his big 60, hence the subject of the card.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:

- CES Challenge - Anything goes
- Srampin' for the Weekend #45 - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your comments.


  1. oh wow what a fantastic card. I love it
    have a great weekend
    hugs rozzy xx

  2. Wow Val, I love your card! You may just have inspired me to get out my distress crackle paint which has been waiting patiently for an outing..

  3. Oh Val, isn't this weather awful?! August? October more like! I have my winter duvet back on. I love this card, it's a lovely distressed card and so different to everything else. Thanks also for getting your card in early this week, I really appreciated it. Have a great weekend. xxx

  4. This is such a fabulous card Val x

  5. A great card love all the distressing. Love the colours. Its been a aweful day here as well. Real wintery and freezing cold.

  6. Oh wow Val I love this!
    Such much fabulous distressing and layering so perfect!
    I know what has happened to our weather I have the heating on!
    The flowers are from Magnolia I bought them at the Glitter Pot.
    kim x

  7. Not sure which bit to look at first. There is so much detail and delicate colours. A really lovely card.

  8. This is great, love all the tickets and the details

  9. This is lovely.....thank you leaving me a sweet comment on my blog,too!!! ;)

  10. Gorgeous card Val, love all the distressing.

  11. I love distressing on cards, and yours is spectacular. What a fabulous sentiment too, I love the crackle paint effect.

  12. Hi honey... thanks for your lovely comment on my blog... glad I popped over to look as this is a great card...

  13. Ooooh Val this is GORGEOUS!
    Just wanted to say... THANK YOU for yesterday, twas lovely to meet you and a pleasure to spend the day getting inky with you.. hope to see you again soon hun x

  14. what a fabulous distressed card and I love the aeroplane - my hubby would too!
    hugs, annie x

  15. I think this card is fabulous! It's so masculine and so - well - fabulous! Warmest wishes, Lesley


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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