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Monday 28 May 2012

Challenge 69 Distress It

Our Hostess for this week is Feebsy
She would like you to distress something.  You can use inks, chalks, distressing tools - anything that creates a distressed/shabby chic look to your project
We are sponsored this time by
$10 Gift Certificate for the Store
Digi Doodle Shop is the results of a mother and daughter’s love for the arts and crafts. It was started a little over 3 years ago with a little more than 100 stamps, and has since then grown to almost 500 stamps. Joy (the mother of this team) designs realistic images, while Judy (aka/daughter) loves the “fun side of life”, and create images with a cartoon flair. Having these two complimenting styles have enabledDigi Doodle Shop to offer a wide variety of stamps.
It is a real honor and pleasure to sponsor this challenge, and we look forward to seeing all the amazing creations. We thank the design team for their incredible creations, and wish all the participants the very best of luck in this challenge.
Thank you so much for having us, and again the very best of luck to all of you.
Judy and Joy

We are also sponsored by
As a family business we're a friendly, helpful, bunch at Hobby Art.  All our stamps are designed by us and manufactured in Britain.
Look at the gallery on my blog - jennymayes.com - for lots of card ideas using the Hobby Art range. 
We're pleased to sponsor the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and look forward to seeing the entries.   Good luck everyone.  Jenny and all. X
We have two gorgeous stamps sets to give away from Hobby Art
CS045D Decorative Backgrounds
and Poppies
I went all out with my distressing using several techniques and used both inks and a distress tool. If you would like more information please vistit my blog.

I used scissors to distress all the edges of my papers and added brown ink for an even more distressed look.  Images by Crafty Stamps and papers by Pink Paislee with Prima crystals for embellishment.

Distressing isn't my technique of choice, but it works well with this lovely Digi Doodle Shop image. I coloured the image with Promarkers, distressed the edges with ink and sanded some embossed Coredinations card.
I have a lot of trouble with distressing.  Lately I seem to be heading more and more to neat and tidy (at least in my card makig, lol).  But for this challenge I got out the inks and foam to mess up my edges and even took the scissors to the edges of the card - twice just to make sure it showed up.
I love distressing ,using inks and the blunt edges of an old pair of scissors. I love the way this technique ages the card giving a vintage look.
  I love distressing too. Used Nevaeh from Saturated Canary for my card and the paper is from Prima Marketing - nature garden.

I have used the "Vegetable Cart" digi stamp  from our sponsors Digi Doodle Shop, and have coloured it using only Distress Inks!! Some hessian and old buttons finish the distressed look.


I decided to use the same stamps as Hobby Art are giving as a prize for this challenge.
Of course I used my Distress inks to colour and my Distressing tool for the edges.

I really enjoyed this challenge and got really inky and messy. Stamp by inkylicious and  metal frame by Tim Holtz. Lots of Distress ink , Pan Pastels and embossing on this card, please visit my blog for details on how I made this.

I used Distress Inks, inked the distressed edges of my image and added stitching and buttons.  Stamps by Stamp Addicts.

I made a Box for a girl friend ....I used a stamp from Kaisercraft stamped in brown and  distressed edges with
Ranger  Tim Holtz  "Tea Dye " & " Walnut Stain "


I made a wee card with Basic Grey papers, all roughed up and distressed with Walnut Distress Ink, added a Paper Makeup Sentiment, some ribbon, button, gems and pearls and a tatty rose to finish the card
Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. Fabulous job by the DT. So much inspiration. Thank you to the wonderful sponsors for the fabulous prizes.

  2. Thank you girls, great dt work. debbiexx

  3. Absolutely stunning DT creations, so much lovely inspiration. I'm not sure if my entry is quite distressed enough though.

    Maria x

  4. Thanks for the "distress it" challenge - the DT work is exceptional and inspirational!!!

  5. great DT work - thanks for the fun challenge!

  6. What a great challenge!! And I LOVE those stamps from your sponsor...
    Ciao enjoy your day!!

  7. Thank you for a great challenge :)

  8. Hi Everyone. Lovely designs by the DT and I am loving this challenge as I love distressing. TFS


  9. Thank you for the fun challenge Super design team inspiration. I love all of them.
    DIANA L.

  10. Another great challenge.Inspiring creations by the DT.Hugs Debbie x


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