Thursday, 15 April 2010

Some 'Distressing' Challenges!

Good morning all...
Thanks for all the lovely comments about my dining table yesterday..It's from a Mexican range bought about 10 years ago...We bought the dresser, bookcase and coffee table as well. So with my tidy table, I got on with some cardmaking.

I fancied some brown earthy colours and I wanted to use some new wooden buttons. My Penny Black horse stamp would be perfect with both of these. I saw lots of challenges that wanted to see some 'Distressing' and I have written before about how I'm not very good at this technique and feel very distressed myself at having to tear and rough up my paper. I prefer to have a clean fresh neat look to my cards...but we all need to get out of our comfort zone every now and again and stretch ourselves...personal growth...blah..blah...blah!

So I found a scrap of sandpaper in the drawer and set to work. I think the buttons work really well as they are naturally a bit distressed anyway.

Finished off with a distressed flower and some garden twine and a rustic button.
This card fits into the following challenges....

1. Penny Black Saturday....'Buttons Galore'
2. Alys Sunday Challenge....'Buttons'
3. Totally Papercrafts....'Distressing'
4. Sophisticats....'So Distressing'
5. Crafty cardmakers....'Challenge Yourself'

In between general housewife/mother/cardmaking duties I am researching a garden makeover. I quite fancy some decking and a summerhouse, but we have a very small garden which is a bit for any crafty gardeners out there,keep watching...I'll post up some photos.
Have a great day...Pop back soon..Bye for now ♥


  1. Hi Sally

    fabulous card, love the image and gorgeous colourchoice, your distressing looks great thanks for joining us at tpc


  2. Hi Sally, loving the card. That PB stamp is gorgeous!!! i love the distressing. How about making your garden wildlife friendly Sally? maybe keep a part of your garden a little overgrown for some hedgies to take up residence like in mine!!! look forward to seeing your project. Hugs Clare xxx

  3. wow love this one sally...a big fan of distressing and you have done is so your cute image and those gorgeous wooden buttons...thanks for taking the time to join in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxx

  4. Hi Sally
    gorgeous card, great image, luv the colours, brill job on the distressing, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  5. Considering you're not keen on distressing...think you've done a great job....a perfectly distressed card.

  6. I love the image and great coloring. Thanks for playing at Aly's

  7. Oh wonderful card, fab cute image and gorgeous colours.

  8. Love the card Sally.
    Great colours and the distressing looks good.
    Have a good day.
    Hugs Sally xx

  9. Hi Sally

    Aaaaaand how did you feel after you roughed up the paper? Its a lovely technique that gives some nice texture to a card. I think you've done really well and the buttons are a perfect match, a lovely design :)

    Thank You for challenging yourself at Crafty Cardmakers x