Sunday, 14 October 2012

Oh! How Distressed!

Hi everyone!
It's time for the new challenge at
The Crafty Pad!
This weeks challenge theme was chosen by our lovely Helen
We want to see you sand it, ink it,scrunch it, tear it.......the choice is yours!
Here's my DT offering for this week!

It's a Birthday Card for my niece.
The image I have used is The Crafty Pad Designs,
The papers are from the 'First Edition' Hideaway Stack
The colours were just perfect for the challenge at

She's been coloured with Flexmarkers & Promarkers
The edges of the papers were distressed with a pair of scissors,
then inked with Colour Q ink pads.

A side view to let you see the distressed edges.

The circle sentiment was a freebie I think from ages ago,
I added Birthday Wishes to the middle.
 I also dotted about a few self adhesive pearls.

I tied some Funky Fibres around the ribbon bow.

The inside is decorated to match!
Thanks so much for stopping by, don't forget to check out the other DT samples at 
The Crafty Pad this week, I hope you'll have time to 
play in our challenge. Hope to see you there!
Ooopsy, forgot to tell you.....
Our wonderful Sponsor for this challenge is:


This fabby prize consists of:
1 set of rubber Christmas themed stamps and 1 A4 sheet of Angel Toppers.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Visible Image Inspired by Autumn
2 Sisters Anything Goes
Catch The Bug Photo Inspiration
Guylou's Imimitability Fancy Die Cut
Simply Create Anything Goes
Shelley's Images Tic Tac Toe (Die Cut, Free, Ribbon)
The Play Date Cafe Colour Inspiration
Crafts & Me Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed  Friend or Love + Fall Colours


  1. this is gorgeous Dawn, such a delightful image and I love the colours


  2. Too cute!! Love the colours and gorgeous image :)

  3. sweet card...inside and out! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  4. What a beautiful sweet card Dawn^_^
    Gorgeous papers and design^_^

  5. blown away from all this detail. it's all stunning, and what a sweet image :) Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
    -Rachel w k

  6. This is a pretty card Dawn, I love your distressed edges and fab papers.

  7. super cute!! Love all the added touches!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!!!

  8. Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) has left a new comment on your post "Oh! How Distressed!":

    Fabulous design and coloring! Thanks so much for joining our "TIC-TAC-TOE" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  9. Cute card with a really shabby chic feel! Nice Autumn colours. Love the bow! Thanks for entering our 'Inspired By Autumn' challenge over at Visible Image
    where we have lots of stamps up for grabs! Helen xx

  10. Dawn, This is so super sweet! What an adorable little image! I love your coloring. The layers and papers are simply gorgeous! Love your blog post title :) and the distressing inside and out.

    Thank you for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges

    Heather D.

  11. What a cute card. So great design. I like the softness of colors and the front layer is so cute. I appreciate your work. Thanks for sharing.

  12. What a gorgeous card.
    Thank you for joining us at Shelly's Images.
    Please come back and join us again real soon.
    Hugs, Marianne

  13. Your card is so cute! Thanks for palying with Visible Image challenge and good luck!

  14. Terrific match on the colors, Dawn! Love the distressing and the diagonal design. Marvelous!

  15. Love the details! Thanks for joining our current challenge at Visible Image

  16. sooooooooooo sweet!! thank you for joining us at fresh brewed designs :)

  17. This is such a cute card! I love the sweet image! Thank you for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  18. What a nice take on the color story this week! So glad you could play along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  19. Beautiful card....nice color combinations.

  20. Beautiful card, Dawn! Love the colors and cute image! Great design! Thanks for joining in on the challenge at Guylou's Inimitability!

  21. Just beautiful, Dawn! Thanks so much for joining us at Guylou's Inimitability!

  22. I love you project! It fits our theme perfectly! Thanks so much for joining our photo inspirational challenge over at CTB! I hope you will join us again very soon!

  23. super cute, thanks for joining SC!!!

  24. How cute! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo's Photo Inspiration Challenge. Good luck in the draw, and be sure to come and play again soon!
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT member

  25. Fabulous project! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Photo Inspiration Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again tomorrow for our Anything Goes challenge.
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  26. Dawn this is just magical! Love the distressing around the edges! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend hun and thank you for playing along with us at Visible Image :)


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Dawn xx