4 August 2010

Distressed at distressing!!!

Afternoon to all you lovely peeps out there I hope you're having a good week so far. This is the second week of my kiddiewinkles school holiday so I've not had much of a chance to craft and blog or do much hopping around to see what you've all been up to but I must say we're so enjoying not having a routine and just coming and going as we please. Hubby is home today so I've managed to jump on the computer and load my latest card and hopefully manage to enter a few challenges.

I've so wanted to have a go at the 'vintage' look for a while now and this is my first attempt. All you lovely peeps seem to pull this look off beautifully but as the title suggests I find the vintage thing a little harder to achieve. I must say, however, I am fairly pleased with the outcome and will definately be having another go. Well my first piccie shows the overall package of an easel card on top of a one drawer box and the presentation box I made for it to go in and my next piccie shows the card/box a little closer.

My last piccie at a different angle with the drawer open. All the edges have been distressed with my scissors and inked and then stickled. My little maggie was coloured with copics and the white areas of her dress have all been stickled as well and what with all the pearls and gems added my card is well and truly blinged up!

A quick low down on the stash - the papers are all Papermania matted on black cardstock. Little gold charm and pearls from The Works. Sentiments from a pack of diecuts I bought from Lakeland a couple of years ago. Flowers are a mixture from Wild Orchid Crafts and Hobbycraft, ribbon from my stash and my maggie was from Sir Stampalot.
Challenges I am entering this into are:-
Cupcake Craft - distressing
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - fabby sketch
Sir Stampalot challenge - bring on the bling!
Well folks gotta dash the kiddies and hubby are now sending daggers my way as I'm taking too long on the old comp and we promised them we would take them to their favourite play area! Hopefully catch up with you all later and wherever you are hope you're having a great day too.
Take care.


  1. Hi Ann-Marie
    wow this is so so fabulous, its a work of art.
    hugs chris xx
    thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot challenge

  2. Stunning creations, love them so much. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot.

  3. Wow, this is fabulous! It must have take you ages!
    Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

  4. Wonderful gift set Ann-Marie, its so gorgeous.

  5. WOW ! This is absolutely GORGEOUS Ann-Marie ! I love everything about it... The papers, the colours, the image, the concept itself... What an amazing piece of craft ! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week and good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

  6. This is so fab, love it!!
    Thanks for joining us at SS&S.
    Mira =)

  7. All I can say Ann-Marie is WOW WOW WOW, you have certainly pulled off the vintage look, this is stunning, I love everything about it. Well done you! Hope you had a good day with the kids and hubby in playland and thank you for joining us over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp this time, hope you will join us again soon,
    hugs and happiness,

  8. Absolutely gorgeous creation.
    Love it.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs Sally xx

  9. One of the most wonderful creations I have ever seen. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Wow, this is gorgeous, you've pulled off your fist distressed project with style. Thank you for playing at Cupcake. x

  11. Oh my gosh Ann-marie, this is simply stunning....I wouldn't know where to begin with this style but you have pulled it off perfectly :) xxx

  12. What a simply stunning set with such a sweet image , thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck