Thursday, 13 July 2017


Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Quite a few errands to run this morning and then planning on getting into the craft room for a couple of hours.

I am away from tomorrow visiting my friends in Leeds and will be at Doncaster show all weekend to do the workshops for Stamps by Me.

Today I am sharing another card using Distress Oxides, I must admit I am loving them and can't wait for the new 12 to arrive.

Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card base.
2. Matted and layered purple card to the base card.
3. To create the background I have used Distress Oxides iced spruce, cracked pistachio, fossilised amber and wilted violet, spritzing with water for each layer before drying with heat gun. I then used DO cracked pistachio with the TH flourish stencil
4. Using Tim Holtz Flower Jar stamp set stamped the flowers along the bottom with wilted violet. I then stamped the sentiment and butterfly with Memento ink and coloured butterfly with DO broken china.
5. To finish off I added the pearl corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs - Summertime
Inspiration Destination #132 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps #250 - Photo Inspiration
TTCRD - Anything goes
Creates and Makes #13 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


  1. Very pretty card. Have a lovely time at Doncaster, not going this year

  2. This is gorgeous,love the

  3. Beautiful! Lovely intense colours, but most especially, an incredible sentiment.
    Valerija xx

  4. Beautiful card Linda - love those colours - makes a fantastic card. Have a good weekend and dont work too hard (or spend too much!)

  5. Fabulous card ... beautiful background. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  6. Absolutely gorgeous Linda, the back colours are fabulous, and beautiful floral border a lovely butterfly. Have a super day at the craft show, Kate x

  7. Great card Linda, loving the colours you've used, the new colours are super, got mine last week and thrilled to bits with them, the Black Soot in particular is fab xx Zoe xx

  8. The colors on this are so gorgeous!! What an amazing design my friend! HUGS :)

  9. Beautiful card Linda, love the background, got my new colours today! no time to play though.
    Will be at the show Saturday..will look out for you.
    Pam x

  10. Fabulous card with the wonderful oxide inks, Linda. Beautiful colors! Have fun tomorrow. xx

  11. Gorgeous Linda, love the background I really need some of those inks they look fab :)
    Hugs, Kaz xx

  12. Lovely card Linda, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and we hope to see you again in September. Wendy DT xx

  13. Beautiful card and stunning background. Hugs Jennifer xx

  14. gorgeous colors and I love that background

  15. A wonderful make!! Love the Colours and the background is wondeful!! Great design on this:0))
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge!
    Hugs CicciTTCRD DT {Welcome to Visit my blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  16. Love the background you created, there is so much going on there, but still is so gentle. Thanks for joining us at ATSM, Martina DT


Thank you very much for your comments. I really do appreciate them all and I do read them. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and come back again soon. Linda xxxx