Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sentimental Sundays Challenge: Distressing

Wow.  Sigh.  I can't believe it's been about a week and a half since I've posted on my blog.  Well, at least cute little Henry got some well-deserved attention :)

And yes, can you believe it?  I actually have a sample for the Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week!  The challenge this week is DISTRESSING.  I think I need to do some de-stressing of my own, but that's a whole other story.

For this card, I've used one of the newest additions to the digital sentiments collection at Whimsy Stamps called Fancy Swirly Square.  It's Nestie friendly and best of all, since it's a digi, you can resize it to fit ANY of the sizes for this Nestie shape.  Yep, very convenient, isn't it?  I've practically covered up this card with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Oh, let me tell you really quickly about WOC.  They must be one of the nicest companies out there ever!  I ordered a whole bunch of stuff recently and a few days after, they said that they were lowering their shipping costs.  So I was all bummed out that I didn't wait to order, but guess what?  They refunded me the difference anyway.  How cool is that! 

Anywho, back to the card.

I've used various flowers from WOC and I also have some Prima Mini Roses in there.  The leaves were punched out using a Martha Stewart punch. The Nestie shape that the sentiment is Nestabilities Labels 1 (which remains to be my most-used and my favorite shape) and it's laying on top of a die cut from the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Pendant set.  The edges of this card were distressed using Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and the Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad. Oh, and all the papers are from the BasicGrey 6x6 Olivia Paper Pad.

Stamp: Whimsy Stamps Fancy Swirly Square
Paper: BasicGrey 6x6 Olivia Paper Pad
Accessories: Prima Mini Roses, flowers from WOC 
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Labels 1, Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Pendant, Martha Stewart punch, Making Memories Paper Trimmer, ATG adhesive gun


We have LOTS of new members joining us at the Sentimental Sundays blog so make sure you head over there to see whose beautiful creations you'll be seeing for the next few months.  Also, don't forget to grab the new freebie.  Remember, freebies are only available for one week and after that you'll have to head to the Raindrop Echo Designs Digital Sentiments section at Whimsy Stamps to find some of them.

This card is for a few challenges:

    39 comments:

    SmilynStef said...

    Love your combination of blooms ... lovely inspired design.

    Leanne said...

    This is simply stunning - I love it!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday - good luck!

    Leanne xx

    Linda Robinson said...

    What a wonderful card. I love the DP you used. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

    Renkata said...

    Fantastic design with the paper, the flowers and the sentiment. So beautifly done.

    Shirl said...

    Just love those Basic Grey papers and what you have done with them on your card.
    Hugs Shirley

    jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

    gorgeous, design and colours just beautiful. janex

    Ros said...

    What a pretty cheerful card this is .. love all those flowers too ... Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB

    Manuela said...

    Hi Ann! Amazing card! ♥ I absolutely love it!
    Thank you for joining us at Whiff of Joy challenge blog.

    Hugs,
    ◄Manuela►

    MrsK said...

    Just simply stunning Ann!!! I'm looking forward to working with you on Sentimental Sundays!

    hugz

    Sal xx

    Patricia Garcia said...

    Beautiful Ann, Love the colors and the sentiment!!

    Hugs,
    Patricia

    Crystal said...

    Anne WOOOWEEE GF this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE your colors and that sentiment is FABULOUS!!! GORGEOUS card!!!

    Diana said...

    This card is GORGEOUS!!! I love the colors and all the embellishments.Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    Very nice~ Love the use of papers~ Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

    Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

    A few challenges? LOL! That's more than I've ever entered with one card EVER! LOL! It's gorgeous and I'm just tickled pink that I was one of lucky ladies chosen to join Sentimental Sunday's DT! Thanks sooo very much!

    Kirsty Vittetoe said...

    Love the beautiful colors of this card, lots of pretty blooms too, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

    clare said...

    Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us @ PTD this week. Good Luck. x

    de said...

    Gorgeous card! Love the sentiment too! Beautiful distressing!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

    Hanne said...

    Such a wonderful card!

    Riet said...

    What a beautiful card Ann,I love the image.
    So gorgeous papers and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

    CraftyGirl said...

    Your card is absolutely lovely!! The flowers are gorgeous and the paper is so pretty!! Thanks for taking on our die cut challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
    barb :)

    Joanna K said...

    Ann, truly inspiring and gorgeous distressed design! I love the new "Nesie mate" sentiments and the flowers look so lush!

    Tracey said...

    Stunning card Ann, I love your new sentiments & can't wait to use them :)

    Have a great week.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

    Lynn McAuley said...

    What a gorgeous mix of flowers, die cuts, and fabulous papers!!

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful die cut design with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's challenge!

    Tameko said...

    Stunning card Ann. I love the combo of papers and flowers. Looking forward to working with you on Sentimental Sundays DT.

    redwasher1 said...

    Wow! This is just stunning!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

    Makiko Jones said...

    Gorgeous card & lovely sentiment!! I love the mix of the DPs...super fabulous designs! Thank you for playing the FTTC.

    Davi said...

    Beautiful card. Love the dp, colors and pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us at TT this week.

    Dee said...

    This card is stunning, I love all the papers and flowers and layers of mattes. Very nice job.

    Thanks for joining use at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Francesca said...

    A fantastic card , i love the colours
    thanks for joining us at OSCC this week and good luck !.
    Hugs
    Francesca

    Cheryl Nelson said...

    This is absollutely STUNNING!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors!! thank you for playing along at CCCB

    Distressed Miss said...

    Gorgeous card. I love the flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at ABC.
    Hugs
    Clare
    x

    Virginia L. said...

    Love your take on the inspiration! Gorgeous colors and details! Thanks so much for playing with us at Etsy Inspired challenge!

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    Emily Branch said...

    WOWZERS!!! This card is soooooo gorgeous! It jumps off the page with color and fabulousness! I love your take on the inspiration piece! Thanks for playing EIC this week!

    Cardmaking Galore said...

    This absolutely stunning! Love the colour scheme

    Joni Parker said...

    Love the colors and the layers are very interesting (visually appealing)!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

    MommaJess said...

    this is a fantastic card. I want those papers. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge at Meljen's Designs this week.

    Jess

    Lisa Hjulberg said...

    Simply gorgeous! And a quote from one of my favorite movies! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday!

    de said...

    Ann! You won EtsyInspired this week! Check out the blog for details!