Sunday, October 25, 2015


Welcome to another fabulous challenge at Crafting When We Can.   Our challenge is to "Distress It".   This challenge is sponsored by Oddball Art.

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I've been given Crazy Callie to use.  She also comes with a few extras that I didn't use so here they are so you can see what you get with this image

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I decided she was a bit of a rebel so I gave her some bright blue hair.  Even a rebel can be somewhat girly so the rest of her is pink.  I love the look on her face...she seems to be saying "really" with attitude to me.  I couldn't just do happy birthday...not with that look and I wanted to add a number for the Butterfly Challenge blog.  It seemed to me I could do this card for someone who wanted to hang on to that number that leaves us all to quickly "29".  When my kids want to make me feel good they say I'm 26 because I looked so good that year.  I would never want to go back though.  

This ribbon was won in a candy some time ago.  I have never known what to do with it.  I had only ever used flat ribbons and my bows just looked regular.  I have trouble going outside my comfort zone.  A while back I found a wonderful blog that continues to inspire me.  She uses a lot of these ribbons and so I practiced until I could make something similar.  Go check out Lisa's blog...she really is terrific!

I hope this inspires you to join us in the challenge over at CWWC and don't forget to check out all the wonderful DT projects.

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!

Card Recipe:

Coloring mediums - Copic markers & Glastique
Papers - Bazzill & Generic
Distress Ink - Red Barn by Ranger
Embossing folder - Darice Basket Weave
Button - My Minds Eye
Butterfly - Darice decorated with Dylusions London Blue and Stickles Turquoise
Ribbon - came from a candy win
Sentiment done on Word

Challenges Entered:


Donna Ellis said...

Such a sweet card, Robin! I love her shiny blue hair, and the blue theme throughout your pink background! I am dazzled by your bow! FANTASTIC job - Lisa really does create fabulous ribbon bows. She would be so proud of yours! I am intrigued by the edges of your ribbon - you've inspired me to attempt to shade only the edges of some of my stash! Thank you!

Now for my other hat: Thanks for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
happiness and hugs,
{Creative Smiles}

Mrs A. said...

Your card did make me smile robin. My daughter has been refusing to budge from being 29yrs for a good many years. Suits me just fine as I can lop the same amount of years off my age too!!!!! Love your sassy image and her blue hair. Thankyou for fluttering by my #41. Off to look at how to make one of those super bows now. hugs Mrs A.

brenda said...

Great image and card today Robin, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

B x

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card, Robin!! I love the adorable image and you how colored her!! The pink and blue together are awesome!! Your bow looks amazing!! Thank you so much for the sweet shout-out my friend!! Have a great day :)

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Jo said...

this has made me chuckle. The sentiment is brilliant! Love her blue hair too :)

Thanks for the birthday wishes also! :)

Carole Robb Bisson said...

A great button and bow combo. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 206th AG challenge! Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Céline said...

really beautiful
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great image, love your bow and the pop of blue color! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
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Jingle said...

Very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

Donna said...

Adorable image -- love the blue hair. It reminds me of my granddaughter. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.

Lori Kobular said...

Such an adorable image and I love the color scheme you used! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #28!

brenda said...

Lovely card to start the week Robin, apols for the brief comments but struggling with blogger today on my main computer so using my tablet which is not ideal for les than nimble fingers.

B x

Sandra Mathis said... the sentiment. A very cool card; the blue butterfly, hair and sentiment are a nice controst to all the sweet pink. Thanks for joining LLC for our October challenge; hope you can play with us this month as well!

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts