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Saturday, 7 October 2017

I know what I know if you know what I mean

We've got a distress challenge over at Sweet Stampin' this week.  I'm not great at distressing cards, have to be in the right frame of mind....severe pmt usually (bizarrely) works well lol!  Hopefully you'll not all be suffering that while you're creating your distress masterpieces this week!

This fabulous stamp is from Inkylicious and there was sanding, inking, tearing, more sanding on this card.  I just went to town & enjoyed it...it's like therapy!


As is my habit, I'll enter a few challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Birthday Card
Crafty Catz 387 - Anything Goes (optional CAS)
Crafty Friends 68 - Anything Goes
Penny Black & More - Close to Nature
Stamping Sensations - Autumn Glory TOP 3!

Thanks for dropping by,

The Genius (Occasionally!) xx

14 comments:

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I had to smile reading this post as I had never really thought of using PMT as a positive in card making but it seems to have worked really well here! :)
The Inkylicious stamp looks fabulous here against the lovely Autumnal background colours and the white embossing really stands out beautifully. The crackled background adds another dimension too and I think that everything works really well together. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Jac Curran said...

Stunning card, such great use of texture and colour, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Chris said...

How beautiful is this...love the stamp, the glorious colours...the distressing really adds to this stunning card! Hope it made you feel better too!!
Chris
xx

Leanne Harris said...

This is a lovely distressed creation. Beautiful Autumnal colours and great use of the Inkylicious stamp. Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More challenges, Leanne DT x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Hehe, Abi, PMT a plus! Way to turn that around chick!! I LOVE what you did with this gorgeous stamped image. The Autumnal colours are delish and the texture and torn edges are brilliant. A stunning creation hun. Sorry about being MIA. I thought I'd added my card before leaving for our family roadtrip (Spring break here in NZ) sooooo sorry to have dropped the ball. It's up now and all sorted. Hugs, Wends xoxo

carol said...


pretty creation,looks lovely .... thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ this week x carol

Daniela said...

Wow, amazing card and great design! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
x Daniela (DT)

Team Clark said...

I adore your card! I can't believe this isn't your usual style because I love it so much! Glad to see you step outside your comfort zone. Hugs, Autumn

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Mrs A. said...

Marvellous what you can create when you don't know that you can create it!! Love this card and the colours. Worth its PMT in gold!!
Hugs Mrs A.

Tracy said...

Fabulous Autumn creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

brenda said...

Rather belatedly (due to holiday) popping in to thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

Esther Asbury said...

I saw your card over on the Stamping Sensations blog and wanted to stop by your blog and tell you how beautiful this is! I love the resist stamping you did and the colors you used! So pretty!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

So lovely to see your gorgeous card pop up in the Stamping Sensations Top 3 Abi! Congrats hunny. Hugs, Wends xoxo

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