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Monday, December 27, 2010

Incy Wincy challenge 74

Hi, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Ours started at 6am when a very excited Daisy bounced into our room. She was desperate to open all her presents, and all of ours as well! By 9am they were all opened and Daisy set about the serious task of playing with them all. Martha was a bit bewildered by it all but enjoyed playing with the wrapping paper. We then popped around to our neighbours as they invited us for a drink. In the afternoon we went to a friend's house. They had over 30 people there for Christmas dinner - mostly ex-pats and those with no family here. We all took some food to share and had a fab time. Most people then went for a swim in their pool and then Father Christmas turned up to give all the children a present. It was wonderful and did stop me thinking about being so far away from family. Yesterday we just chilled at home as it poured down.
Now, as it is Monday, it's time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy. The theme is distressing, and as you may know, this is something I love to do. This week we are sponsored by:

and they are offering a prize of 2 digi packs of the winner's choice.
The DT were given some wonderful papers by Bearly Mine Designs to play with.
Here is my card:

I have made an easel card and used a wonderful image - Chelsea - by Aspire to Thrive. I paper pieced her top and inked the card with Victorian Velvet distress inks. To keep with the distressed feel, I made a flower from three circles of net and used crackle paint on the edges of the card on the base of the easel. Please check out the other wonderful DT cards on the blog and I hope you can play along with us.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Gingerloft - distressing.

The Crafty Pad - Anything Goes


chris said...

it looks great nikki, hope you had a great christmas. xx

Mary J said...

Hi Nikki! Your Xmas sounded like a lot of fun! Bet it's lovely weather where you are - not like Britain - you're not missing much!! :(

Great card - I really should do more paper tearing AND make an easel card!

coldwaters2 said...

This is fabulous Nikki, love the image and the paper pieced top also the colours look super.
Lorraine x

brenda said...

Hi Nikki

Great card as usual.

Happy New Year and thank you for all your support in 2010.

B x

Jules said...

Hi Nikki

Loving your easel card. Lots of gorgeous layers and beautiful colours.

Your Christmas sounds like it was very exciting with your weather very different to ours.

It must be very hard to be away from your family at special times .. .. but I think you had a good time anyway.

Love Jules xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, fab distressing.
Sounds like you had a wonderful day, we had several inches of snow on the ground so it was really festive here
hugs Mandy xx

Lynn said...

Fab card Nikki and love the torn and distressing look:)

Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
Lynn xx