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Monday, 18 July 2011

Animal Antics - Challenge #94 at Die Cut Dreams

Good morning my blogging friends.  Here we are at the start of another week so that must mean it is time for a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams.  Thank you once again to all those who entered our last challenge.  Please remember to stop by the Die Cut Dreams challenge blog to see if you were one of our lucky winners.
So, onto the new challenge and this time the theme is:
ANIMAL ANTICS
(sorry but butterflies don't count!)
So time to get your thinking hats on and get crafting.
Here is my project for this fortnight's challenge:
Now those of you who know me well will know that I don't like distressing very much at all.  However, I watched Create and Craft the other day and they were advertising the Tim Holtz Distress Core'dinations paper pad so I just plunged right on in and bought one.  So the green card that the image is matted on to is Pine Needles card and the red is Barn Door (I think).  With the green card I distressed the edges with sandpaper and with the red card I embossed and then added Pine Needles distress ink to the embossing.
Before I added the red embossed card I sponged all over the white card base with Fired Brick and Pine Needles distress ink with my new Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink applicator - get me eh???? LOL
The image is a Penny Black image called Berry Berry Christmas sent to me by my good friend Clare - thanks hun - used it at last!!
The sentiment is one from Lynne at Sentiments 4 You and you can buy it here.  The flowers and pom pom (thanks Corry) are from my stash.
So there you have my first distressed Christmas card - I'm actually quite pleased with this one and I may now have been (almost) converted to distressing!!

Well peeps, I can't wait to see what you all come up with over the next two weeks.  Have fun!
Challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - N for No Nonsense (I haven't used DP just Core d'inations card)
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in July
Inky Impressions - Distressing
Paper Sundaes - Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp & show - Show some embossing
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Stamp something - Christmas in July