Saturday, 25 January 2014

Distressed......Oh yes....totally!

Hello Everyone, 
I thought I'd have another go at 'distressing' today, and I am well and truly distressed!! I wanted to have a go with frantage.....so I tried...not so sure I got it right - it went all over the place! Then I thought I might as well have a go at the edges and used a distressing tool- gave up with the cheese grater, my poor fingers couldn't take anymore so I bought a Tim Holtz distressing tool! I need to lie down in a dark room!! I was going to stitch around the edges too, but the thought of getting out the old sewing machine just filled me dread so I used a cool grey 5 promarker and a ruler!!lol

The image is Plantpot Kitty from Di's Digi Stamps. I've coloured this little cutie with promarkers and flexmarkers. The background papers are from First Edition - Daydream.
I've used a Die Namics Plentiful Petals die, a Marianne Creatables Ivy die and a Memory Box Pipi Butterfly die. The sentiment tags are from Lili of the Valley and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Bunny Zoes Challenge - Stitching
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - RibbonsCute Card Thursday - So sweet
Sweet Stampin - In Stitches
Totally Gorjuss - Furtastic
Papertake Weekly - Bow dies
Passion for Promarkers - Ribbon, lace or twine

I went to see The Hobbit at the cinema a few evenings ago. A brilliant film but I came home with a migraine. I haven't spent much time on the computer or doing anything else for that matter, so I'll be catching up with you over the next few days.

Thanks for taking the time to visit me today and for all your lovely comments. Have a lovely weekend.
Lorraine x

47 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Lorraine this is just soooo cute with awesome colouring. Love that scrumptious flower and bow with the sentiment.
Wishing you a wonderful and relaxed weekend.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Di said...

OMG!! OMG!!! OMG!!! Lorraine this is just to die for, its AMAZING!!! your colouring is just awesome and i just love all the distressing!! this is a work of art!!
hope its ok that i pop this on my site?
You should be proud, this is awesome!!!
Thanks for using my image
Hugs Di xxxxx

Squirrel x said...

I spotted your card when I added to mine to TG and thought I might as well just delete mine there and then! Absolute cutie kitty hun, beautiful work as always. Hope your migraine is on its way out now, they are truly evil things. Hugs (former sufferer) xx

tilly said...

It's a fab card, I think you have the distressing and stitching just right and love the soft lilac ribbon
Tilly

Patricia said...

Hope you are up and on your feet again!!!
Stunning card as always, I love your stitching. I hate the thought of getting out the sewing machine to go round a card. Your pen effect is brilliant.
Great image and wonderful design
Have a great weekend

Patricia xx

Shelly said...

Hi Lorraine, oh wow this is just the cutest! I love your colouring, always, sometimes I find animals tricky but your cat is fab! Great job distressing too! Love it!!!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab image and design.xxx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous image you g=have coloured so brilliantly. Great detail Ginny x

Claire said...

Hello distress head, hope you are feeling a bit better now - your card is so sweet, adorable image and fabulous detailing. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Lorraine. Your adventures with the cheese grater made me chuckle...poor lamb. And that is why you seldom see distressing on my blog even though I love it :) Have a good weekend. Pat k x

Deborah said...

Simply stunning Lorraine. I've never used frontage but love the effect you've created on your card. Hope you're feeling better.

Deborah A

KraftyKoolKat said...

Oh sweetie it does sound like you had a lot of troubles, your gorgeous card doesn't show it though. It is awesome. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Debs said...

Oh Lorraine this is stunning!!!
Love your distressed edges and fabulous Frantage but your colouring is to die for!!!!
Enjoy the rest of the evening.
Debs xx

ps Thanks for playing along with The Divas and at PTW.
Good luck xx

pps It would also be great for our Cats challenge at MAWTT :o) xx

Chrissy said...

Totally and absolutely gorgeous Lorraine..wonderful colouring and love the frantage and distressed edges and the sweet little kitty...gorgeous..hope you feel better by now..take care.

luv CHRISSYxx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

So gorgeous Lorraine.
Sue x

Wendy said...

WOW! Lorraine this is absolutely stunning, love it!
Wendy xx

kanda said...

This is gorgous Lorraine and I think your distressing is perfect. When I tried it I used an emery board which seems to work fine (and is much cheaper!!) I love the image and your colouring xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, adorable image and the stressing looks fab sorry l meant distressing lol x Susan x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What a cutie Lorraine! Your distressing looks fab and you have coloured the gorgeous image to perfection! X

Whisper said...

Aaah what an absolute sweetie and am loving all your distressing and your Tim Holtz tool, will be so worth the money, and you will wish you had bought one sooner.

I hope your migraine improves, mine have so improved in the last couple of months, since i have been to an accupuncturist - mind you it's not been cheap, but i've gone from 7/8 a month to 3, it turned out it was my hormones, Luv Sam x

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is fab. Love it
Hugs Kelly

Sue said...

Your card is stunning Lorraine. I love the sweet image, beautiful colouring and gorgeous detailing too.
Sorry to hear about your migraine, that's no fun at all. I hope you are feeling better now.
Sue xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Lorraine
Love this sweet card? Your distressing and colouring looks wonderful!
Hugs Lynsey x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Lorraine, you made a fabulous job of the distressing, even if it did leave you rather distressed as well - such an adorable image.
I hope you are feeling much better now.
Pauline
x

Berit said...

Gorgeous card! Great colouring as always!
Berit xx

Elise said...

HI Lorraine! Well this this turned out absolutely GORGEOUS! YOu are right about the frantage going everywhere .. it sure does! lol!!!!!! It scatters ALL over my desk sometimes! LOL! I love this Lorraine and I do hope you'll feel better soon!

Sending Warm Hugs,
Elise

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card and such a sweet image and lovely details.
luv
Debby

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh dear Lorraine you have been through the wars to create this gorgeous card and well worth all the effort its fab! Hope your head clears soon, sending hugs Susan x

Jane said...

Another gorgeous creation, I love distressing too! Take care Jane x

Kat W said...

Sorry to hear this card had you so distressed but it turned out so fabulously! The frantage looks so gorgeous and I love all the pretty die cuts :-)
Hugs, Kat x

Christine Harrop said...

Well it might have had you distressed but it's fabulous Lorraine!! Hugs Christine x

Crafting Queen said...

Such a cute image, love your colouring.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Lorraine, hope the migrain has gone by now, nasty things.
Your card is so lovely, sweet image and colours are fab.
When I use frantage I always wonder why I bothered, I've not yet got the hange of it, hugs Kate x

Wishcraft said...

Lol... I feel that way about distressing too - usually use scissors (although I don't distress very often), but I've just ordered a Stampin' Up tool so we'll see if that's easier! And yes, Frantage is very messy... looks fab though!

Your card is gorgeous. Love that sweet image and your fabby colouring :o) Hugs, Lisa x

downrightcrafty said...

ooooooooooo love the image the faux stitching and all of that gorgeous frantage just beautiful
Hugs Kate xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, I just love your creation, big hugs love Pops x x x

Dawn C said...

That is stunning! Love it. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

NGCARDS said...

This is such a great card hun! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

Wendy said...

Just popping back again Lorraine...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week with your totally gorgeous card.
Wendy xx

Marie said...

A very lovely looking card with a totally cute image. Thanks for playing with us over at PTW last week, a new sketchy challenge is up by now.
Love n hugs
Marie, G-dt

coops said...

so gorgeous lorraine.i love your distressing and stunning sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Wedgie said...

Wow Lorraine, I have to say that this card is so beautiful! I love everything about it!

Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Such an ultra sweet card!
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge this week. Hope to see you again.
Pia xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Lorraine your post made me smile I could just picture you lying in a darkened room trying to de-stress, lol, I think we have all been there at some point. Lorraine that frantage looks fantastic, I have been tempted to try it but I have to save a little first. That image as well as the wonderful die cuts all look amazing.
hugs
lorraine x

mixamatoasties said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lorraine! Love it. I haven't tried frantage yet but am tempted!

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'

Susan x

JANINE QUINN MIDDLESBROUGH, UK said...

Really pretty card and fabulous colouring. Just perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Totally Gorjuss this week, and good luck in the challenge. Hugs Janine xx

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww totally love this Lorraine! A super cute image and I love your distressing and frantage too :)
Kelly.x

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