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Saturday 14 April 2012

The sewing Room

Evening all! Thankyou for your words of encouragement you've been leaving - it really means a lot that you take the time to leave comments for me!

Now this is my second post of the day - I'm pleased with this one - it came together well and I like it! Its going to be for a friend Morag up in Scotland for her birthday in June. I hope she likes it!

I started with an 8x8 card blank that I distressed with worn lipstick distress ink, added some ribbons  then I added a matt of brown DCWV rick rack card. I cut a piece of Tim Holtz distressed papers to fit inside the rick rack layer and distressed the edges again. Afterwards I added another layer of Tim Holtz paper that I had used a distress stain on. I cut three patches of paper - 2 docrafts and 1 Tim Holtz and used distress stain on them plus walnut stain around the edges. Then I cut the images using spellbinders, wound the cotton on the reel , stamped the lettering and made and added the flower! Not too much stamping involved but lots of distressing.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lets ink it up: distressing
Crazy Purple Frog: Lets get distressed
Rainbow Lady: Vintage challenge.

I think I'm going to have an evening in front of the television - maybe a glass of wine if I'm feeling really relaxed! Hopefully I'll have something else to post tomorrow!


Rachel xx


  1. This is a lovely way to express the distressing theme. Such a briljant and creative card. Thanks for sharing your work at LIIU and good luck. Hugs, marion

  2. A lovely card, and I love how you've used your distress stains and inks. The sewing elements are fabulous. Thanks for joining in with our Distressing challenge over at LIIU, and good luck in the draw.

    Maria x

  3. Fab distressing on your card, thanks for taking part in our challenge this month at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

  4. This is a fab distressed card, I love all of your sewing embellishments.
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge.

  5. A lovely card, Rachel. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

  6. I am sure your friend will really enjoy this card and I hope the glass of wine eventuated! I love that you have themed it especially for her. Thanks for joining us at Lets Ink It Up this month!

  7. Your friend in Scotland will love this.. I am there and I do. Thanks for sharing my 200th and glad you found me
    Love Cynthia x

  8. Hey Rachel

    Who's been a busy lady then?

    Lovely card - your friend will love it.


    hazel x

  9. Gorgeous card Rachel, I love all the sewing elements you've used and the distressing looks fab. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge
    Claire xx

  10. Beautiful card. Like the distress work. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma


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