Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Simon Says Challenge #14

The challenge this week over at Simon Says Challenge is 'Distressing'. I think I've distressed Dandelion enough!

He's coloured with WC pencils and to be quite honest I have no real sequence to my distressing! I use an emery board and a fine emery block - that my nail lady gives me :) ***If you get your nails done too ask them if you can have the boxes that the nail extensions come in - I have about 20 of them and they hold brads, charms, gems etc perfectly in their little compartments!***

Back to Dandelion!
Once I've distressed all of the elements with the files etc I add some chalk ink with cotton wool. I might then get the block on it again - I just keep going! Hubby says I distress him a bit like that too :0

The papers are just plain card stock, other than the 2-tone Gunmetal paper I got from Paperchase - and LOVE it.

I wanted to share this picture with you! Archie was trying his hardest to get in on it - he looks like he can smell Dandelion's catch!

Millie, his sister, wasn't far away either!


  1. Gorgeous card carol, love your distressing!
    How adorable is the pic with your cat & card! He looks so proud of you for making it! lol
    Erin x

  2. Beautiful card Carol!!! I love Dandelion fishing!!!!! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog!
    Chris & the DT at Simon Says Stamp

  3. What a great photo of your card and Archie - he doesn't want to miss a trick does he hee hee. I love this image and your colouring looks great too.

    Have a great day,

    Emma x

  4. Hi Carol
    Your card is brilliant and so is your cat Archie,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  5. What a cute little card, I love the teddy bear and what a great idea for distressing.
    Take Care - Ju xx

  6. Hi Carol love the card great distressing I use sand paper to distress my card...LOL it works & its free (hubbys) haha.

    hugs Christine xx

  7. This image is too darling...you did an awesome job shading!!

    Thanks again for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!