Friday, April 25, 2008

Its Really Quite Distressing....

.....not that I've been such a bad blogger the last couple of weeks (although to be fair, I have....been a bad blogger, that is) but that's the theme of Keryn's dare for we Daring Cardmakers this week:
Hi it's Keryn here and it's my turn to Distress you all, or at least your cards with this weeks dare. You can make a card for any season, any holiday, any occaision but you need to use either a fingernail, curled edges, sandpaper, tearing, anything you like really as long as looks like it's had a fair bit or wear and tear

I've gone for what I hope is a Shabby Chic sort of look for this card
I've used papers from Fancy Pants and although they have quite a distressed look about them to start with I gave them a good old rub-down with the files from my Basic Grey file set too.
The frame comes from a fabby set of chipboard bits and pieces available from Bubbly Funk they're aimed mainly at decorating mini books, but just perfect for cards too .
This frame is covered with paper, then has a bit of Krylon pen scribbling and a bit of sanding with that BG kit again. Lots of inking with the Cats Eye charcoal chalk ink to add to the "aged" look. There are some beautiful cards on the DCM blog this week so please pop along to have a look if you've not done so already.
I've been really busy this week making cards and projects ready for the next Bubbly Funk kit which will be available in the middle of May and is one you won't want to miss, it's a real stunner and I've loved working with it. I might be able to put some sneak peeks on here in a week or so.....
Next on my crafting agenda is finishing my little CJ which is due to start its journey today so I need to get a move on with that this morning!
Then I've my pages in another CJ to do and you won't believe what the subject is - CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!! Nice one Karen :0

And then it's more DT stuff - this time its the new Crafty Templates Kit and goodies bag - yummmm!
Oh and a rather nice little bag of ribbons arrived a couple of days ago from Bea at Ribbon Oasis for me to play with.
So even though I've not had much to blog, I really have been crafting away like a mad woman (no rude comments, thank you!) and will share as soon as I can!

Have a wonderful (and distressing!) sunshiney weekend

Thanks for popping by

18 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow stunning card. Absolutely brilliant. Love it.

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Kathy! WOW how busy are you??? X

seedlings mum said...

That card looks amazing - wish I could see it full on!

seedlings mum said...

me again - see it full on now for some reason I wasn't getting the top pic

Lythan said...

Oooh the card looks even better from the side view! And I can't wait to see all your other crafting productions. You are certainly in demand and quite right too!

Janice said...

I really like your card Kathy. But then I like all your cards hee hee. I'm pleased about the dare this week, because I bought some of those files, isn't that great!

Anice said...

Beautiful card. But then I always love your stuff Kathy. Don't work to hard!
Anice xx

Angelnorth said...

Yep,looks shabby chic to me - love it!

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, those papers are wonderful

All Pink girl said...

Stunning as always babe ,so gorgeous ,
hope you are feeling better now xxxx
take care hugs Dawnxxxx

LAZY-TROUT said...

Loved this card when I seen it on the DCM blog! :) also looking forward to the sneeky peeks of your new projects!

Hazel said...

Beautiful card, Kathy! And so is the little CJ I've received this morning - your flowers are so gorgeous!

SharonL said...

Love this card Kathy .. perefct muted colours that work brilliantly together. Wish I had some of you talent MrsB!
Hope you are well. Have a good weekend,
Hugs, Shal. xx

EllePiggo said...

Fabulous card Kathy!! :)

Enjoy your weekend.

Vanessa.

CraftyC said...

Wow Kathy, I love this card, its beautiful!
Clairexx

Judy said...

Fabulous 'shabby-chic' card, Kathy, love your style!
JudyNZ

Creative Treasures said...

Fabulous card Kathy, i love everything about it :).

Tracy
x

Kaz said...

Great card Kathy, I can't wait to see your sneaky peekys!