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Wednesday, June 13

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Distressed or Torn !

Good Morning! Well nearly afternoon and i am late with this post...should have been posted 11pm last night to fit in with the challenge going live in Australia but i had a SD card issue! My laptop would not recognise the SD card. In the end i had to get a new SD card then retake pictures and get them uploaded. By time i had done all this it was early hours of the morning and my head was buzzing. Anyway better late than never!

The new Elphine House Australia challenge is up and running and the theme this time round is ...
"Distressing or Torn Papers"
To enter the challenge you just need to use ANY Elisabeth Bell image from ANY of her collections..and there are a lot to choose from! 
Elphine House have got so many gorgeous stamps you will be spoilt for choice. If you have not been on the EHA site then your missing out. Pop over and see for yourself!, you will love them all!

Here is my DT sample card. I am not a big fan of lots of distressing or torn paper so i have chosen to just distress the papers with Distress Inks.

This image is one of my favourites at the moment, she is callled "Carrie Thoughtful Breeze". Helen and Lew, who own EHA and also the most amazing couple, named this image after my daughter Carrie. There is now 4 stamps named after her...she thinks she is so famous and loves seeing "her stamps" around blogland. 

Here is some more views of my card.

For this card i have used....
Papers MME and Tim Holtz Distressed Core-dinations in Walnut Stain and all inked in Walnut Stain distressed ink.
Dies/Punches - Marianne Design Flourishes, Fiskars Scalloped border and small butterfly punch.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Ribbon, lace, tulle and pearls from my ever expanding stash!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Corrosive Challenge - Feeling Punchy
Lets ink it up - Favourite embellsihments - Mine is flowers and pearls.Where would we be without WOC'c flowers!
Crafts and Me - Pearls and Roses
Crafty Creations - Use a Charm

Thanks for popping by! I hope you can join us over the the Elphine House Australia Challenge Blog
Over the summer we are going to monthly challenges. This will give us time to enjoy the sun and more time for you to enter the challenges. We will return to Bi-weekly challenge in October.
Have a great day!


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Lynne! I love it! Laura x

  2. Lynne, what a gorgeous card! Love the adorable image! That's so cool she us named after your daughter! Fabulous layout & embellishments (love the flowers and flourish)! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)

  3. Lynne, your "famous daughter's image" looks stunning on this softly distressed card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's Pearls and Roses challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  4. Lovely card Lynne, so beautifully colored.

  5. What a doll! LOVE the soft colors--and your embellishments are beautiful! :)

  6. Beautiful! Thanks for entering this in the Lets ink It Up challenge for the month.

  7. Such a lovely card! Sweet image and love the charm! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations!

  8. Very pretty creation, love all your gorgeous embellishments. Thanks for playing along with us at LIIU, good luck with the draw. Hugz Suzanne

  9. Beautiful card. Nice use of embellishments. Thank you for sharing and Joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

  10. This is a stunning card
    your work is so creative


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