Thursday, 24 January 2013


Hi lovely peeps - here is a card which makes me think of Summer days - none of the white fluffy stuff here!
It's time to join us at the In The Pink Challenge again, and we would like to see
DISTRESSING (and LOTS of pink)!  
This could be Distress Inks, torn edges, sanding etc. If you are using Distress Inks, please tell us which colours you have used.
I have used a beautiful Mo Manning Cling Stamp from Penny Black - part of my wonderful candy from Debby in her "Favourite 5 Cards of 2012" challenge.
The spotty paper is from a MME paper pad - The Sweetest Thing - also part
of my candy prize. (Thanks Debby)!

I used Distress Inks to paint the image - mainly Victorian Velvet, Fired Brick, Crushed Olive, Antique Linen, Tea Die, and Vintage Photo.
Edges of oval die-cut inked with Victorian Velvet and an Inkssentials  Applicator.
The pink card is Core'Dinations Primrose Petals (from SU), distressed with a sander. 
Edges of the top two layers distressed with scissors. 
Corner brackets - Cuttlebug die.
Elegant Butterfly punch - SU.
Tag punch - Hobby-Craft
Sentiment - Penny Black.
Stitching - my machine!
I am entering the "New Goodies" challenge at That Craft Place.
(New goodies -  stamp, spotty paper, oval die).
Love to all ~


Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully distressed Sylvia, I love the sanded coredination card and the way you have distressed all the elements without grunging it up but keeping a vey fresh and vibrant feel to the whole card. Love it.
Hugs Brenda xox

Doreen said...

Beautiful card the image and fab

Beryl said...

It's beautiful Sylvia. Love the distressed look and your image is coloured perfectly. I've never had any luck trying to colour with distress inks.
Beryl xx

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Sylvia. I love the pretty image and the soft colours of the papers and the distress inks are gorgeous
Hugs Sue

Stamps and Paper said...

Sylvia what a gorgeous card...will try and join in the challenge..


RefRacBe said...

Another fabulous card as always, Sylvia. The machine stitching on the card is really effective. See you soon. Rachel.

Viv said...

Yummy card Sylvia!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sylvia ! Love your gorgeous distressed pink creation. I love your layers, the little die cut with the sentiment. Your colouring with Distress Inks is fabulous. Wonderful theme for 'In the Pink'!

I have so many mediums to work with and love them all, some more than others, but if I was allowed only one it would be Distress Inks. You can do so much with them and there is such a great range of colours now. Have a fabulous day, Shirleyxx

Nicola said...

Fabulous colouration of this adorable image Sylvia, she makes me smile just looking at her as she looks so happy. Love your papers and design with your distressing and stitched detail.
Nicola -x-

Christine L said...

Hi Sylvia

Your card is beautiful... I love the way you have distressed it by sanding the core'dinations... really gives it a chic aged look... and your colouring with DI's is superb.. I haven't tried yet.. I really need to get myself into gear and give it a go as the inks are sitting waiting!
Big hugs
Posh xx

Lou said...

Hi! such a gorgeous and very sweet card Sylvia.
The soft pinks are really pretty and the image is too.
Hope you are doing ok and warm too :))))

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is adorable Sylvia love that image, I want her strawberries
jacqui x

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card and so very pretty.
Lovely image, great papers and brilliant distressing.

Kath x

coops said...

so beautiful sylvia.gorgeous sweet image and i love your fab distressing ;D

xx coops xx

Sally H said...

This is so beautiful, Sylvia. Such a great image and the distressing is perfect

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so sweet and akes me think of warmer days to come .. hopefully lol
Lisa x

G Peplow said...

Hi Sylvia:0) Fabulous, I love Mo's images and this is a favourite! Beautiful distressing, colouring and layering, absolutely love it!!! Hugs Gay x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sylvia, love all the distressing (love pink) and such a cute image ;)

We had more of the white fluffy stuff here today in Liverpool (joy)

Vicki x

May said...

Stunning card, Love the distressed look, Fabulous colours & design... Love that sweet image coloured beautifully.... Hugs May x x x

Unknown said...

Oh now that is just beautiful! Truly sweet image, wonderful colouring and gorgeous colour choice.


Dee said...

A very pretty card Sylvia, love the distressing and colours they match the image really well. Dee x

Mau xx said...

Hi Sylvia, Love the card, what amazing colouring. I am not very good with Distressed inks, I think I need to practice lots :0
I love the distressing too.
Sorry late in commenting, my days have skipped by this week. Will try and visit some of the fab entries though, as I like to fit in a few if time permits.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia what a gorgeous card love the colour choice and your beautiful colouring. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Debs said...

So beautiful Sylvia - love the design.
Have a wonderful evening.
Debs xx

Shell said...

This is gorjuss hun, thanks for sharing it with us at That Craft Place.
Shell xxx

Wendy said...

what a beautiful card, I love it! x