Sunday, 7 August 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 13 - Distressing


Back again..... I've been on my hols and had a lovely time but now I'm trying to sort out piles of washing and post that built up while I was away - it's endless! And to top it off my internet connection is playing silly wotsits - not a happy bunny!

I did manage to find some time to craft though - and I loved making this one. This is my DT card for Dream Valley. Our challenge this week is distressing - I had a lot of fun duffing up my papers for this one. I was just in the mood for it :-) We are sponsored by the fabulous One Stop Card Crafts and Digi Doodle Shop. Digi Doodles gave us some gorgeous images to play with. Mine isn't one of them (it's one of my fave LOTV images) but if you pop over to Dream Valley you can see what the other DT members have created with them - beautiful!

This is an anniversary card for my pal, Nic and her husband Dave who got married last year......

I love this image.....

I added one of my flowers made from layering scrunched up scalloped circles cut with my nesties, held together with a brad.....

I used:
Image and sentiment - LOTV
Promarkers, glitter glue
Papers - Summer bloom, papermania
Mini butterfly punch
Ribbon and brad from stash

CRAFT challenges - Anniversary
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Favourite stamp
Sarah Hurley - Punch it

Right, I've got loads to do today so I'm off. I hope to be able to pop by all your blogs very soon and see what you've been doing while I've been away :-)

Don't forget to check out all the other DT's creations at Dream Valley. They're gorgeous!

Love 'n' hugs,


Diane's Card Designs said...

This is such a gorgeous card Mel. I love the image and colours.......STUNNING!
Diane :-) xx

craftykitten said...

Hi Mel,
glad you had a nice holiday hun. Wow this is one gorgeous card. Love your flower and your colouring is fabulous. I wish my distressing looked this good - I think it just looks a mess when I do it! Hey ho.
Dawn x

craftykitten said...

Hi Mel,
glad you had a lovely holiday hun. Wow this is one gorgeous card, love that fabby flower and your colouring is beautiful. I wish my distressing looked this good, mine just looks a mess!! Hey ho.
Dawn x

Carole of Brum said...

Oooh Mel, this is totally gorgeous, and i LOVE the flower that you made, you've inspired me there. Good luck with catching up after a holiday, I can imagine how much washing there is! Glad you had a lovely time. CoB

Catherine said...

What a beautiful card Mel ! I love the image and the distressed look. Your flower is gorgeous ! Hugs x

cebelica said...

Hi hun!

I'm sorry because I have been MIA lately, but due to my work I have very limited time for crafting/blogging. *sigh* I will TRY to come around more often.

This card of yours is amazing! I love the papers and the distressed edges. Fab work.


Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mel, glad you had a lovely holiday Mel, love this beautiful card. Cute image and very gorgeous papers and details too.

Donna x

Mags said...

Welcome home! All the laundry and sorting is the downside of going away, isn't it?!

I love your card, especially the fantabulous flower! (That's what I should have done on my card!) Gorgeous papers, super-adorable image - the recipients are going to love it!

luv, Mags x

Khristen said...

Gorgeous card, I adore that flower!!!!

I just played laundry/house cleaning catch up last week after a few weeks of madness, I's no fun! Hope you enjoyed your holiday, though!

Susie said...

A gorgeous card, Mel and I LOVE your flower - must try to remember to give that a go sometime soon! Susie x

coops said...

stunning card this image and your colours are really beautiful :D
pleased you had a great holiday hun :D

xx coops xx

Lynne in NI said...

Glad to hear you had a great holiday Mel, hope the weeds didn't take over your allotment while you were away!
Beautiful card, that image is just perfect for an anniversary, and your flower is fabulous!

Jennifer said...

Oooh this is fabulous Mel!! xx Jenny xx

Sarpreet said...

Such a gorgeous card, beautiful image and colours.

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous, beautiful card.

Jack said...

Brilliant card, love your flower. xx

Melly said...

Stunning card sweetie!
I adore all the papers and the image is perfect for a wee Anniversary card! That flower is fab, might have to pinch that idea!

Hope things are going good with the Wedding plans?? And bet the hols were just what you needed!
Hugs M xxx

carol said...

wow what a fabulous card, thanks for joining in with CRAFT challenge this week, x carol

Маги said...

Such a gorgeous card. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations and good luck.
Maggie x

Wenche said...

This is so gorgeous!!! Beautiful details and a really sweet image ♥
Thank you for playing along with us at C.R.A.F.T. this week!!
Hugs, Wenche (GDT)

Whimsey said...

WOW - absolutely adorable; that flower is divine!

Love the image too!

Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!


Wishcraft said...

What a gorgeous card Mel! Lovely image and papers, fab details - your flower is beautiful :o) Lisa x

Basslady said...

a beautiful friendship-card with a very cute image!

so sweet and touching!

love your absolutely gorgeous flower!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Mary J said...

Mel, how very beautiful! You've done wonders with the little details!

Thx for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!

Mary J x