Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Divas by Design - 'Distressing'

Good Morning! ... Ooh I'm mega excited today as it's my first DT card with 

this week it's Team A's turn and our theme is....


so we would like you to get your distressing tools, inks etc. out on your creations... it doesn't have to be a card as long as you follow the theme of distressing...

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Lili of the Valley

and I have used one of their new pre-coloured Toppers from the Coloured Art Pads
and this wonderful image is from Art Pad 1 - Vintage Boys

isn't the image adorable! ... I thought this cute wee boy and his doggie would be perfect for a Birthday Card for my Dad... it's his birthday at end of July. My dad loves anything vintage and nostalgic and so these Prima - Almanac papers are perfect... so many wonderful little tags and old adverts etc. with this pad... I love it!! 

the lovely Brass Embellishment was a gift from lovely Ira - thanks so much hun...I've added a little clock with bird from the papers and it just seems perfect for this card! :-)

I've used a Tim Holtz Distressing Tool and then Tea Dye Distress Ink on all the edges... I really enjoyed making this card! I'm not very good at distressing but I'm quite pleased with how this came out! 

Image: LOTV pre-coloured - Art Pad 1 - Vintage Boys

I hope you can hop over to the main Divas by Design site and see my Teamies gorgeous creations! 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

A Gem of A Challenge - 'Father's Day/Male' 
Creative Card Crew - 'Metal' 
Top Tip Tuesday - 'Masculine' 
Dream Valley - 'Father's Day/Male Theme' 
Lexi's Creations - 'Father's Day/Special Male Birthday' 

I've got a hospital appointment this morning and so will catch up with you all later! 
and the forecast is rain! :-(   so not looking forward to going out!! LOL
Thanks for all your lovely comments!
Love and hugs


cotnob said...

This is fabulous Sue, I love your papers and adorable image - that little dog is so cute.
I hope everything goes well at the hospital.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!! Sue this is gorgeous. I adore those papers and your layout is fantastic. I know Dad is going to adore this as much as me. Hope everything goes okay at the hospital and you didn't get wet.


Wendy said...

Absolutely fabulous Sue, adorable image.
Hugs Wendy xx

sassy said...

what a perfect card love the colours sorry not been around for a while to view your fab cards sues hugs sassyxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is fabulous .. love the papers and distressing. Works perfectly with the image
Lisa x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Sue. I love the image, gorgeous papers and such a fabulous layout with beautiful detailing.
I hope your hospital appointment went okay and that you didn't get caught in the rain!
Take care
hugs Sue xx

Ira Huberts said...

Wow wow Sue, love your masculine card, it looks so wonderful with these beautiful papers, cute topper and I just love how you added that clock to the metal flower! What a find! Big hugs, Ira xox

Mary J said...

Really gorgeous, Sue! The papers are just perfect with that fab topper! Love the soft distressing and texture in this too!

Tammy said...

WOW Sue I LOVE this card!! Your distressing is perfect and that image is adorable! Gorgeous details and embellishments! Your Dad is going to love this for sure!
Big Hugs, Tammy

Jo said...

Oh, Sue, that paper is gorgeous! Another fab image too. Hope your day went well.
Hugs Jo x

DesignerDiva said...

OMG Sue this is mega amazing!! As soon as I saw it on the DT I was in love with it, the image is adorable, the papers perfect and all the embellishments amazing, I have to have that pad now and I was on a strict no paper diet!!!
2 of my kids and their dad are in Manchester tonight to see Robbie, hope it stays dry!
Hugs Laurie xx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,love the distressing....fab

Carole said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, a great start to your new DT post!

Have a great evening
Carole xXx

Claire said...

Lovely card Sue, fab image and great papers / colours. Hope your appointment goes OK and all is well? Hugs, Claire x

Kim. said...

Sue this is fabulous, love the image and the those papers are the perfect compliment.
Kim xXx

chrissy xx said...

JUst GOrgeous! What a cutie this image is..FABulous colours and I LOve your design and all these pretty embellishments..Hope everything gone okay today Sue. We've had really hot weather today...To hot for me lol.

Pami said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I can see why you enjoyed making it! Such a cute image too! P x

Wishcraft said...

I think your distressing looks fabulous Sue, it's a gorgeous card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Nicecrane Designs said...

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EELS said...

Sue what an adorable image and just perfect for a bloke! The distressing is perfect also love it all.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Stunning card. Love your layout and the lil' tags. Perfect make, just gorgeous. Hugs, Wends x

Debs said...

What a stunner hun. Love the image - of course it's LOTV lol!! and the DP's are amazing. So many gorgeous details so beautifully brought together.
Hope it went well at the hospital yesterday.
Debs xx

coops said...

oh wow love this sue.fantastic distressing and your image and design are stunning :D

xx coops xx

Basslady said...

your card is so amazing!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Sue, this is fabulous hun, love the image and gorgeous vintage design.

Donna x

Glenda Atkins said...

Stunning card, I love, love it! Fabulous design and colouring, everything fits so well together. Wow! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is a great idea Sue, I love the distressed look and all those bits and pieces, I can't stop looking, what an awesome creation!

Janice said...

What a lovely card Sue - another super new image and gorgeous paper to match. Think your Dad will love this - in fact I know he will! Hope hospital went ok? Jx

May said...

WOW...Sue I love it... Fabulous image & papers... I adore the distress look.. the clock is fabulous...Love, Love, Love it all... Hugs May x x x

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Sue!! this is Fabulous!! You know I love the Sweet LOTV topper, but you BG looks Amazing!! Those patterned papers are Bold and Elegant and Vintage all at the same time!! Super distressing and I love all your vintage embellies, especially the ornate clock! Your dad is going to Love this my friend! 8-)


Lisa M said...

Sue, it's just perfect! The embellishments you brought together to highlight the image are just superb. This is a fantastic masculine card for your dad. :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Lisa xx

Wendy Fraser said...

What a stunning card, I love the super cute image and vintage colours. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh I just love this hun, the image, the papers & the added bits all perfect!
Hope your appointment went ok
hugs shell xx

Ang and Crys said...

Great vintage card! Love the look of this.
Thanks for playing along with us in our metal challenge at Creative Card Crew!
~Crystal (DT)

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hello again Sue, just popping back for another look at your gorgeous card and to say thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge this week.
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue x

Nicole Hascoet said...

Wow stunning card Sue! Love it.
Your dad is gonna love it.
Hugs xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is soooo stunning hun, love the image and sentiment, the papers are beautiful and the clock embellishment is gorgeous, really beautiful design
Lindsay xx

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card Sue, Love the papers.

paper fun said...

Wow, Sue. Your dad is a lucky man. Stunning work.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Taniaj Scott said...

Great card, super image, love the metal work you have used.Thanks for joining in our Metal challenge at Creative Card Crew, hugs Tania (DT) xx

Betka said...

Wowww! I love this Sue..... stunning.... Super cute image and your design and colours are fantastic.
Big hugs (:Betka:)

MagsB said...

Congratulaations on your DT post! What a fantastic card, the image is adorable (I love LotV!) and the background is fabulous, so sophisticated! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x