Good morning dear friends. I hope you are having a great week so far. Mine is going great (it helps not being in work of course) but it’s going too fast lol! As it’s Thursday it means it’s time for a brand new challenge over at charisma cardz challenge and this week it’s time for Team Gem to share their work (which I’m part of). As from last week the DT has a few new members and we’ve split into two teams – Team Carly and Team Gem – so that means I will only be posting a card once a fortnight now, although I will still be commenting every week. Anyway enough rambling the theme this week is “distressed” and here is my card:
I received my new Go-Kreate XXL scalloped circle dies a few days ago and couldn’t wait to use them so made a circle card for a change. I stupidly didn’t order the XXL plain circles (but I’ve rectified that now lol) so I used the scallops for all the layers, except the image which I cut out with my circle nestie. The super cute image is from Some Odd Girl called ‘snuggle tiny Tia’ and the paper is basic grey from the ‘kioshi’ paper pad. My distressing consists of inking every edge possible with a chalk ink pad. I normally rough up all the edges with a scissors but as all the edges are scalloped I thought this would probably look a bit naff!!
We have two sponsors this week, firstly we have Some Odd Girl (who generously gave me my image) and they are offering one lucky winner 3 digis of their choice and our second sponsor is The Stamping Boutique and they are offering one lucky winner 5 digis of their choice.
The rest of the design team have created amazing creations as always, so please pop over to the challenge blog and check them out. We really appreciate all the lovely comments you leave for us.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Cutie Sunday challenge – flower power
Dream valley challenge – distressing
Sentimental Sunday challenge – flowers and a sentiment
Whoopsi daisy challenge – anything but square
Craft your passion challenge – under the sea or fave season (mine is summer)
Incy wincy designs challenge – something old, something new (old - paper, new – dies, digi)
Lollipop crafts challenge – monochromatic (hope my brown cat is allowed – couldn’t colour him purple lol!)
Creative craft challenge – it’s summertime (I think my card is very summery)
Everybody art challenge – summer
Let’s craft and create challenge – go digi
Paper pretties challenge – die cuts
The pixie cottage challenge – sketch and/or say it with flowers
Stampavie and more challenge – card for a girl
Frosted designs challenge – colour something
Mami doodles challenge – flowers
Simply create challenge – favourite animal (kitty cat of course)
Stamp something challenge – August digi day
Crazy 4 challenges challenge – shape it up
Mark’s finest papers challenge – any card except standard size
Stamp, scrap & doodle challenge – friendship (my sentiment says “special friend”)
I hope you will be able to join in with our challenge this week and I cannot wait to see what you create. I would like to welcome my newest follower shortshop *waves hello*, I hope you can visit me again soon. Anyway that’s my lot for today. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by.
Image: some odd girl – ‘snuggling tiny Tia’
Papers: basic grey – ‘kioshi’ paper pad, SU purple cardstock
Tools: promarkers, craftwork cards sentiment, go-kreate XXL scalloped circle dies, SU paper daisies, SU basic rhinestones