Sunday, 25 October 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge 25 - Distress

Seems Kate and I have the bug for entering challenges at the moment - well I know I have. It's nice to see how others perceive the challenge and you certainly learn from them.

This card is for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge - haven't joined one of their challenges for ages but seems as I have been bitten by the Tilda stamps again this was one I just had to join in with - especially as the theme was 'distressing' - my fave technique!!!

Can't remember the paper I have used (Bo Bunny perhaps - not sure) which was distressed with a thread cutter and then inked with Antique Linen. A little v was added to the paper and a little piece of lace was added behind it. Liddle ole' Tilda was coloured with distress inks and then I traced an oval shape around her and cut her out by hand!!!, stuck her onto a couple of scalloped ovals (nestabilites), added a few flowers and used my lovely branch punch which I bought from Running With Scissors a week ago (along with a few other bits ;0)), a bit of ribbon and lace was added with a scalloped oval with Happy Birthday on it and here it is...

Just know I will be joining in with more of the Tilda challenges - just counted how many I have bought over the last few months and I'm now the proud owner of 15 of them - laughs scarey eh!!! TTFN x


  1. Polly this is absolutely gorgeous and when you order your next batch I have a couple in mind. Yes I am with you on the challenges, I think that they offer the opportunity to stretch your normal imagination and with it produce some fab creations. This creation Polly is phenominal. cya soon kate x

  2. Oooo Polly I absolutely love this, the vintage feel to it is stunning. Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge. xx

    Hugs, Kel
    MDUC Site Owner.

  3. This is gorgeous! Love everything about it!
    Thanks for joining us at MDUC

  4. Yummy stuff Polly. It is great to see all the other ideas too. We all get our inspiration from somewhere. Thus card will inspire so many with it's 'vintage' feel.
    Sue x

  5. Really pretty card.
    Cass xxx

  6. Hi Polly, this card is just so pretty!
    Love the distressed background paper and together with the lace, gorgeous rose and Tilda, it's a fabulous card. Love your work.
    Thanks for playing along with us.

  7. Polly this card is just gorgeous! I love your "v" with lace behind. I love the flowers too. Just stunning. Thanks for participating in the MDU distressing challenge and good luck!
    Alicia xx

  8. This card is absolutely gorgeous POlly, she is a very cute Tilda - I love challenges also, fantastic for kick starting creativity, although I know you don't need any help in that department !- you always make the prettiest cards, glad you like the punch it is very delicate isn't it ? Take care XXX

  9. Sorry that was me above - didnt realise Amy was still logged on my laptop - ooops lol XXX

  10. Polly, This card is stunning! The papers, colors, Tilda, so beautifully colored, and the flowers and that lace...Just wonderful. So glad you decided to share your work with us at the MDUC this week. Please come back again next challenge so we can see what you're creating.

  11. Oh Polly, your card is stunning. I love the vintage look with your beautiful lace, exquisite papers and the most gorgeous flowers & pearls. Tilda is adorable and wonderfully coloured. Once you start buying these adorable Magnolia stamps you can't seem to stop. Your card is an inspiration. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under & hope to see you next time.

  12. Gorgeous card. Love the lace and the distressing is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at MDUC.

  13. OMG!!!! This is extraordinary, I just love everything about it, from the lace to the papers with a gorgeous splice of lace and your colouring is divine!! Thanks for playing with us at MDUC, can't wait to see what you'll create next time!! 15 Tildas that I can't wait to see you use!!

  14. Just adorable - love the layout, colours and fabulous papers - gorgeous!
    Thanx for joining us at MDUC