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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Distress Ink Christmas.

Hi everyone. I hope you're all well this Remembrance Sunday. A few years ago when my children were in Boys' Brigade, Guides and Brownies I used to always hope the weather was dry and not too cold. In those days they paraded in uniform but not usually jackets and if it rained it was miserable. When I was in Brownies and Guides you certainly didn't wear a jacket or coat and a Brownie dress or Guide blouse was not very warm! Thinks are different nowadays, the uniforms are warmer and they wear jackets. Somehow they don't look very smart nowadays. My son is 35 and I wouldn't have dreamt of sending him out in trainers but now......

Anyway I digress. I got some new Tim Holtz Christmas stamps and a matching embossing folder recently. I was also lucky enough to get the limited edition winter Distress Inks from Craft Obsessions so I thought I'd try to do something with them all.

I used :-
Stamp :- Stampers Anonymous
Embossing Folder :- Tim Holtz texture fades.
Limited Edition Winter Distress Inks.
Picket Fence Distress Stickles.

I'm sure you can see that the stamping and embossing don't exactly match but I quite like the effect. I also like the effect of the Distress Stickles round the edge and on the embossed snowflakes.

I'm not sure if this fits the challenge over at Cards For Men :- It's Nearly Christmas. If not they can just delete it!

Thanks for looking and enjoy what's left of the weekend.


  1. oh kat this is just brilliant oh just love this to bits,gorgeous work hun hugs cheyrlxxxxx

  2. fabulous card kat...don't you just love those yummy inks...hugs kath xxx

  3. what a great effect Kat - I'm in love with those inks too :)

  4. Beautiful card Kat, love those colours, just something different for a card as well. Aud x

  5. Fabulous card love your colouring and your paper choice. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  6. Hi Kat

    I found your blog via Kaths. Your cards are lovely.
    I love the embossing and how you've used the distress inks on this one.


  7. I too remember freezing 'cos we weren't allowed to wear out coats!
    Lovely card
    Thanks for taking part at CFM
    Tracy x

  8. this is really differnt, and I love it!

    I agree with you about how the modern uniforms dont look as smart, but they are much warmer.! I rememeber freezing when on parade!

    much love to you & your boys
    Teen xx

  9. Hey Sweetie! Don't worry about being MIA, I must also say sorry that I've not called by in a while, life is getting in the way of play time much just now :( Love the card, the text and embossing are just fabbie - I'm a great fan of fancy fonts. Hope you are ok. Hugs Sxx

  10. this is fabulous, love the touch of silver ribbon. Hugs Juls


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