Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Furry Surprises meet with Creative Inspirations Distressing Challenge

Hello Lovelies,
I hope your week is off to a great start!!
Where I live in the States,
tommorow is the kids' last day of school...
The teachers seem to be a little overly-excited,
the parents on the other hand, well,
I can't believe it's that time of year again...
Anyhoo, it is Wednesday and it is time for
a new challenge over at
Creative Inspirations
and it is distressing!!
You can muss up your edges, tear up some cardstock,
ink up your sentiments, all of that if you wish,
but to enter this week, and you might want to,
there's a yummy prize up for grabs,
you need to have some distressing on your card.

This card features the darling Evie from Tickled Pink Stamps Lil Lolita's collection, she's coloured in distress inks with some Prisma pencil touches here and there, papers are from K & Company, punches are Martha Stewart, sentiment is computer generated and the flowers, lace, ribbon and other accesories are from my stash.

I've gone around my papers with Brushed Curdoroy distress ink and then roughed them up with scissors, and look who's back?? My sewing machine!!! Hip hip hooray!!Maybe I will make her a fancy cover after all, lol!! A lot of the punched leaves and branches were Stickled as was the lace on Evies outfit. Her buttons were done with Perfect Pearls, yes, I love Ranger products...

I printed my sentiment on Gina K cardstock and then fashioned it into a tag, distressed it and ran lace, ribbon and a bit of strung pearls through it to keep things nice and vintage-esque. Speaking of which, The ABC Challenge is up to V and gee, wonder what it will be.... I bring it up because Kellie of Tickled Pink Stamps is sponsoring them this fortnight, so you could have a chance at winning something that will tickle you pink if you play along!! Too cheesy of a pun?? Wanna know another way you could win stuff from Kellie???? She has decided to open up our weekly TPS design team challenges to everyone!!! Check it out here!!! The next challenge will be to use ribbon on your project, I made sure to plop a big ol' ribbon bow on my tag and run ribbon across my lace so that I could take part in the theme set forth for we Ladies of Pink this week, I'm always trying to multi-task so I can spend 6 hours on one project instead of having to hurry through 3 seperate things.

Waffle-loaded post, isn't it!!?!?

The sketch is from Friday Sketchers
Create4Fun wants to see a vintage card

Well, that just about does it for me, I hope we'll see you over at Creative Inspirations with your distressed projects this week!!
Until next time,


♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

WOW WOW WOW this is stephalicious!!!! Absolutly gorgeous!
Its the end of the school year?? what the? Our end of school year is the end of the year lol In december and starts back end of january!
Kristy xx

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Steph - I just LOVE this colour combo and layout - it has left me just breathless!!!

Anonymous said...

wow your card is gorgeous!! love the vintage look.

sandra said...

So adorable!
So beautiful!
I looove everything about it!

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous card Stephanne, beautiful vintage and sweet image.

Lori said...

What a masterpiece! And yah the sewing machine rises from the This card is a real stunner, love everything about it!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

You totally ROCKED this challenge Stephanne! I LOVE the vintage colors, the sponging and the distressing on this card, as well as the fabulous embellishments. I'm still drooling over this one!

Marlene said...

Your card is GORGEOUS and has so many goodies in it! Love all the elements and how you tied it all together. BEAUTIFUL.

Now, why the heck did I think you were in Germany or something?!!! I must be smokin' something. (Maybe it was the "exotic" way you spell your name?!) LOL!

Hope you have a fantastic week, and an even better weekend!

Janiel/ janny said...

Oh this is very BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE THESE IMAGES that Kellie has. I won one of them but don't have it just yet. Can't wait to work with them as they are so cute!! You have done such a great job with the distressing and the flowers are stunning...
hugs, Janiel

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Patricia Mae said...

I love it, it's so cute. I ordered these stamps and I can't wait to get them to play with.

Elise said...

Criperroooos! OMG! This is soooooooo GORGEOUS Stephanne! Does my jaw hurt?! Yes yes yes it does! It hit the floor so darn hard, and I can't seem to get it back up! STUNNING, BEAUTIFUL, LOVELY, INCREDIBLE .... what other words can I come up with? You name all the amazing words ... and yes, yes, yes!!! Wow woman! I love everything from the color combo, the dp's, the image, the fabulous flower clusters (man, those clusters are to drool over!), your wonderful coloring ... i just, just, just ... LOVE IT ALL!!!!

I can't get over this ... oh, I don't want to get over it! I will see this in my dreams ... it's so freakin' heavenly!!!! You ROCK!!!!


Elise said...

oh see, you got me all wound up about your card, I forgot to tell you ... I'm happy to hear that little miss stitchy decided to cooperate with you! Yayyyy! Now, go make her a sweet nice cover and play nice. LOL!


Sue said...

Here kitty, kitty. Isn't she adorable and I just love her out fit too. Just another wonderful card. So much to look at and enjoy. I have one of your cards on my computer table and it brings a smile to my face everytime I look at it. Beautiful flowers too.

Our kids still have four weeks of school!


Anne said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love the colors and the beautiful flowers =)

Hugs, Anne

Jodie from Oz said...

OMG Stephanne, gorgeous, amazing, breathtakingly beautiful. The vintageness is puuuuuurfect, Evie is coloured so wonderfully. I love this amazing card. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Chelsea said...

Hey Stephanne, your card is loaded with tons of goodies. My Oh My! Your vintage style is gorgeous and the image is too cute.

Aunty Sue said...

Oh this is stunning love the image and how you have presented and coloured it. Stunning work as ever.

BA said...

adorable card stephanne
xoxo BA

Rach said...

honey this is gorgeous, what a pretty card with so much wonderful detail.
Hugz Rach xxx

Heather said...

Hi Stephanne, hope you're well hun, sorry I haven't been around much lately. Love your card, fabulous papers, gorgeous beautifully coloured image and stunning details.
hugs Heather xx

Marja Sch said...

Wow such a gorgeous card. Hugs Marja

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card Stephanne!! Love the elegant vintage style of this card with pretty image coloring. The flower arrangement is very sweet and lovely :o)

Peggie said...

What a gorgeous card. The image is too cute.

Stampin Mindy said...

Beautiful card, that image is so cute. I love your flower bundles too. Adorable. Hugs!