Wednesday, January 26

Distressed but serene + challenges

Hello my dears,  I hope you are all having a great week so far,  I coloured up this beautiful WOJ image using nothing but Tim Holtz distress inks and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I needed a sketch to showcase it and whilst looking through some challenge blogs I found the sketch from Sketch Saturday and also came away with lots of other ideas for my finished card.

Just about everything has been distressed, the TH scroll work die, the tag, the flower die.  I've got lovely blue and brown fingers to prove it. lol.

Anyway enough from me, here are the challenges that inspired this week:

Whiff of Joy Challenge:  This week it's Brown/Teal/Cream.  I'm hoping that my red roses doesn't stop me from entering. I just wanted to add a tiny splash of colour so the focus was on my image.

Sketch Saturday Challenge: I used the sketch for this weeks challenge, the only thing I changed was the sentiment position.

Paper Sundae Challenge:  Would love to see Distressing this week

Craft Your Passion Challenge:  Asking for 2 Designer papers this week.

Oldie But Goodie A Challenge:  Would like to see Faeries, dragons, anything Mythical this week

The Crafty Pad Challenge:  Would like something Girly this week

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge:  Would like to see Fabulous Flowers this week

Cute Card Thursday Challenge:  Have a recipe of  3,2,1  I've chosen 3 flowers, 2 Papers, ! butterfly.

Stamp With Fun Challenge:  Have a colour theme of Blue and Brown

Crafty Catz Challenge:  Would like to see a Forgotten Stamp this week.

Anything Goes Challenge:  Would like to see Butterflies this week.

Craft Your Days Away Challenge: Would love to see a Love theme this week.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, do leave a few words to let me know you were here.

Have a lovely day.  Suzi xox


DP: K&Co life's journey & Roam
Image:  WOJ
Medium:  Tim Holtz Distress inks. Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy,
  Tattered Rose, Broken China
Tim Holt border die Scroll work cut twice for top and bottom of image
Nestie's: circle small and circle scallops
Flower die from Marianne D's collection
Rose & Cherry blossom from Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterfly: stash
Carla Craft: Tag punch
Sentiment: Claire Curd
Lace: local haberdashery store
Pearls: Prima


  1. Oh I love it all those warm yellows with the bits of blue, perfection!

  2. This is fabulous Suzi....great colouring....such a warm card...lovely details!
    xxx Margreet

  3. Suzi, Suzi Q this is gorgeous! love it so much! Great color (my fave brown tones) with a touch of blue! Perfect distressing! Magnifique.

  4. This is lovely - the colours are beautiful and i really like the image!


  5. this is gorgeous and serene. Wow- what a lot of challenges you got it into.

  6. Beautifully distressed. I love the colours. thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  7. oh this is just gorouges hun,great coulrs beautfiul detail as always hugs cheryl xxxx

  8. Very sweet card! Love that image and the coloring! Thanks for joining us at An Oldie but a Goodie Challenge!
    Julia-Guest DT

  9. Ohh, wow I absolutely love this card! love the colours you've used and the distressing in just fabby. Thank you for joining us this time at Anything goes challenge blog.

  10. How gorgeous! Love the image and the colors are fabulous!

  11. love this card it is all beautifully put together thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

  12. Gorgeous card! The colouring on your image is superb! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion. x x

  13. A fantastic card.Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz x

  14. Such a pretty card, Suzi! I love that image! Thank you so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! Hugs, Sem x

  15. oh Suzi, this is gorgeous!!!! love the scroll work!

  16. Such a gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining us at Oldie But a Goodie this fortnight and good luck!


  17. Hey there Suzi - beautiful card my dear, perfectly coloured and gorgeous DP. :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

    Debbie The Crafty Pad

  18. I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  19. What a beauty!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! :)



  20. Loving this design. Your colour combo is perfect. Thanks for linking up with us at The Crafty Pad this week. Hugs x

  21. WOW - your card is gorgeous!
    An adorable image and lovely details! Great take on the theme.
    Thanks for joining us at WOJ-Challenges.

  22. Such a gorgeous card Suzi. Love the image you've used and the design also. Thanks for joining us this week at WOJ. Hugs Michele x

  23. What a gorgeous card! Beautiful colouring! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!


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Suzi xx