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Wednesday, November 14

Elphine House Australia - Distressed in Stitches!

 Hi, Well as promised earlier here i am with my second post of the day!

Here are the details of the latest challenge that up and running over at Elphine House Australia.
The theme this time is...

Distressed in Stitches! 
                                                       Add some distressing and stitching..faux or real!                                                                                            

Here is my card... I am not huge on heavy distressing but i do like to lightly file/ink edges so thats what i have done here and used DP's that have the distressed look. I decided to colour my image in Sepia tones using my Promarkers. I have had to do faux stitching as my sewing machine is not working. The bobbin keeps getting jammed. Tried everything to sort it but totally stuck!

Okay onto my card... 
The image i have used is one of my favourite at the moment.
 She is called "Emmas Gift of Love
To join in the challenge you have to use a Elisabeth Bell stamp from any company. There are lots of Elisabeth Bell images out there so let us see your creations!

Here is what products i used..
Papers - My Minds Eye, Kraft Cardstock
Dies/punches  - Spellbinders Oval and Beaded Oval, Label 1 for insert, Marianne flourish dies and the brackets from Cricut Potpourri Cartridge and x cut border die.  
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I stitched and gathered the ribbon which is from Hobbycraft as well as the pearls.

I am going to join in with the following challenges ...

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please pop over to Elphine House Australia challenge blog to see the DT girls inspiration and join in the fun. You never know you might be a winner of some Elphine House Australia stamps.
Take Care



  1. For sure you are putting the Cricut to work. Lovely design and layout. I do like the embellishments you are making for your cards and love how you've gathered the ribbon. Beautiful! "Hugs"

  2. A beautiful card,lovely image and

  3. WOWZER!! Lynn, this is brilliant!! I love your pocket design and your soft and elegant ribbons and colors! I love the effect on your image too...been too chicken to try it!! LOL!! Beautiful work my friend! HUGS

  4. Gorgeous monochromatic card! Thanks for sharing at TTCRD!

  5. Lynn, this is gorgeous! Love the color combination, the pretty papers, great design, fabulous die cuts, stitching, image and embellishments! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. Beautiful card, thanks for playing with Flourishes this week and good luck!!

  7. Gosh this looks very intricate and very pretty. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  8. Beautiful Card, love the layout the wonderful image which is beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It this week. Regards Meighan

  9. this is so beautiful love the vintage hues and all the pretty details you've added, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  10. What a lovely card. So stunning design. I like the colors you have used and that image is absolutely gorgeous. Also love the CAS style design like Plastic cards which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.


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