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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Distressed? No- more like Depressed!!

Hello All~

Oh dear it never rains for me does it?
My Nana was ill just recently, thankfully she is well on the road to recovery, she is doing fine........NOW my sister has fallen and broken BOTH her ankles!! OMG.
I spent a bit of yesterday in the hospital with her, and today I have been helping her at home. It will be a nightmare because my sister is not a bit like me. I would be able to sit all day with my feet up getting better, watching DVD's and doing a bit of Crafting. Unfortunately my sister is like a whirlwind all day long and is stir crazy already!! BUT she's in plaster so there is no running about for a few months now~

Tonight's card is made using two of my Anya stamps that I have had for ages and forgotten all about using, glad I did use them together.
I am not the worlds best distresser, but I do love the effect.

If you want to see distressing at it's best, get yourself over to my blog friend Fleurs blog and take a look at her beautiful cards, I call her the distressing genius, take a look at her stunning work here:
A Passion For Crafts

I have had a go at distressing the papers, I have used my scissors to cut up the edges and then used Stardust stickles over the top.
The ribbon and raffia strip are from my stash, and so its the lovely chipboard heart. I have masked and stamped the two Anya's and coloured them with Pro-Markers. I finished by adding a few little roses.

I would like to enter this card into the following:

Sketch Saturday--Sketch
Anyone for Anya--Use Two Images
Crafty Cardmakers--Flowers
Crafty Catz--Forgotten Stamp
Magical Monday Challenge--Flowers
One stitch at a time--Anything goes
Sweet Stamping--Clear as MUD
Totally Papercrafts--Add a heart
Tuesday Throwdown--Distressing



Fleur said...

Oh Debbie, your card is gorgeous & the destressing is perfect.
Thank you so, so much for your lovely words & the link to my blog. I'm all embarassed now LOL.
Hope your sister gets better real quick ~ I'd be like you, any excuse to chill!

Crystal said...

Oh WOW Debbie this is just FABULOUS!! LOVE your coloring these images, and your fabulous distressing girl!! Hugs to your sis sweetie!!!!

Fiona said...

fab card Debbie...love both anya's.


chris said...

Hi Debbie, such a beautiful card, gorgeous.
sounds like things are not going well at the moment, hope they get better soon.
Fleur is defineately the queen of distressing, her work is amazing and I am lucky to see it in the flesh so to speak, its even more amazing.
hugs chris xx

Christa said...

great card, lovelycolors, thank you for joining us at AFA hugs christa

Nat said...

Great card! I love the distressing! Especially with the stickles on the edges...I am going to have to use this idea! Great work with the masking the 2 Miss Anya's--these 2 are my favorite! Great job! Thanks for playing along at Anyone for Anya this week! :)


Hi Debbie
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Ah this is so sweet, thanks for playing along on OSAAT this week Hazelxoxo

kelly said...

Your card is beautiful hun!
i do hope your sister can find something to occupy herself,it`s gonna a be a while before she`s moving about.

Lindsey said...

Oh No! I hope she is feeling much better soon. How awful to break both ankles.
Your card is beautiful and the distressing looks really good
Linds x

Kristina said...

OMG, your poor sister!! I think I would go crazy after a day or two myself! I hope all goes well with her recovery.
As for your card, it's precious...love it!

Josephine said...

That's a beautiful card!

You need to get your sister crafting while she recovers - hope it doesn't take too long.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Tracey T said...

This is a lovely colour combination and your distressing is awesome! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week! Tracey x

Claire x said...

Oh dear, I think I would be sent completely mad if I had broken both ankles too! One would be bad enough, but at least you would be able to get about ... I do feel for her and really hope she has a speedy recovery. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, love the images and the colours are wonderful. Hugs, Claire x

Sue said...

Hi Debbie
glad your nan is on the mend, feel for your sister, that must be awful for her. Gorgeous card, awesome colouring, lovely papers & embelies, luv the sparkle,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Eiglas said...

Pretty lickle card Debbie and the flowers are sweet!
Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Crafty CardMakers this week!

Susan said...

Love this card...gorgeous colour combination. Love the embellishments too. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Anyone for Anya? this week. Susan xxox

maribeth27 said...

Beautiful card! Great job with the distressing effect! Love every details of your card! Thank you for joining us at AFA!

Jack said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the distressed look. Hope you sister is back on her feet soon. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakersthis week. xx

joey said...

WOW I do hope your sister will be ok.x

This is fabulous gorgeous detail and lovely colour. thanks for joining us at tpc

Joey xx

Suzanne said...

A fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz x

alicaz said...

So pretty! Love how you combined the 2 images together!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Carisa said...

oh dear, hope your sister gets better soon! You sound like me - any excuse to get off my feet and I'm there. *giggle* glad your gma is doing better.

now onto your card - I love it! Great masking! thanks for playing with us at anyone for anya? this week! :)

Lauren said...

Sorry to hear about your sister! Gorgeous card! Great distressing! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!