Monday, July 26, 2010

Nice and simple....

I am so sorry for my lack of posts this past couple of weeks...but summer has just taken hold of me! I find myself running off too soccer tournaments with kids, driving kids to work and just plain ol enjoying these wonderful warm days! In a couple of months things will be back to routine, but for now, I must enjoy these outdoor kind of days!!!!

I have been really trying to experiment with the distress inks...and I must say it is sooooo fun to work with them. Now I have not perfected them by any means but it sure has been fun trying! One thing I am curious about, if you use distress inks, is there a favourite colour that I need to add to my inventory? Please let me know!!

Thank-you so much for popping in and visiting during these busy months..I so appreciate each and every visit!

23 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card Christine. I love the DP and your colours are wonderful. I gave up on the watercolouring a long time ago. I just can't get it. LOL. So it is copics and pencils with Gamsol.
    mwah
    Trace

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  2. You are doing such a fabulous job with the distress inks!! Gorgeous coloring on a fabulous card!!

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  3. Christine, this is so sweet. I love the colors you used, and that image is so cute. I don't have any of those images, but they sure are sweet. Glad to see another of your beautiful creations, and I'm so glad you're enjoying your summer.

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  4. Oh this is just too sweet Christine! You're doing an AMAZING job with those distress inks girl - the image is coloured in beautifully! Just love those pretty papers and colours! I'm with you on enjoying these gorgeous summer days - my craft room thinks I've gone MIA!!!
    Hugs, Danielle x

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  5. My dear friend, you are the best, thanks a million for my gift, will post it later today! You are doing so well coloring with distress ink, I have to practise more! Beautiful card! Hugs Nilla x

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  6. Beautiful card Christine! I really should try distressed inks. So glad you are enjoying the warm weather.
    Hugs
    Karen

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  7. Wow, gorgeous. I love these papers. This little hanglar is so pretty and you color them so beautifully with the distressed inks. The ribbon matches perfectly.
    Hugs xx
    Carolyn

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  8. Then I found your blog through Nilla and the present you sent her. You make gordious cards, I have spent some time now to see what you are making. Wonderful colours, a lot of inspiration here. Greetings from Norway.

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  9. Hi Christne .. i think we are all busy at this time of year and crafting takes a back seat for a short while lol.I hope you are having a lovely summer.
    You card is beautiful.. i love the soft greens and pinks
    I haven't tried distress inks ..but you sem to be using them beautifully
    Lisa ;)

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  10. Hi Christine! This is gorgeous! Love that paper and everything matches and flows perfectly. Gorgeous job on the coloring too.

    I know what you mean about the days, I'm outside more than in for sure! Soon enough we'll be getting back to routine, enjoy it while we can!

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  11. Your card is great Christine. Love the image and you are coloring so well with the distress inks.

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  12. Wow, I so love these papers and how you colored that image! Your coloring skills are AWESOME, girl!

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  13. Christine! I am sooooo inspired by the papers you used. Can I copy? I don't like mine with the red accents, this looks PERFECT!!!! You are doing such a great job with the DI. Gorgeous work!!!!! I can't do without Broken China, Spun Sugar, Walnut, vintage Photo, oh good grief just get them all ha ha!
    Hugs, Dena

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  14. Your colouring is beuatiful. I haen;t tried distress inke, I do love my PMs. This is such a cute image and I love the flowers above the bow. (I haven't got that LOTV image you asked about (yet,lol!)). Looking forward to seeing what you make when you get yours. Marianne x

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  15. Your colouring is fab Christine. I must crack out the inks sometime soon xx

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  16. This is really sweet Christine. I love that cute image and the lovely DP you've used.

    I don't blame you for taking time off when the kids are at home and the weather's nice. Here in Scotland if you get a nice day you have to grab it!

    Kat xx

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  17. Beautiful card christine!! i love the simplicity of it. You are definately rockin those distress inks girl!!
    hugs,
    Rachel

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  18. This is just beautiful Christine!! I so love your image, dp and your use of the distress inks. What watercolor paper do you use? I love to use the distress inks too! You sure are an expert at it all gf!!
    hugs,
    Chris

    Glad you are enjoying your summer! I am too! It is hard to juggle it all.

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  19. Beautiful colour work, Christine and lovely designer papers. This is so sweet! I hope that all of those non-crafting activities which are keeping you so busy are also keeping you happy! I have been swamped with two nasty terminations at work and I am behind with my whole life right now! I'm taking the day off tomorrow! Hugs, Lesley

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  20. Hi Christine thats one gorgeous image and youve created a stunning card with it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  21. Christine...this is beautiful.. I LOVE these sweet images.. They are some of my favorite.. Your distress ink coloring is amazing.. I want to try it.. Sorry I have not been visiting.. I have been gone and will be for most of August..THEN watch out.. Thanks so much for the info on Stamping Bella...I love them....hugs.

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  22. Christine these cards are beautiful I LOVE that little Hanglar one ... You've colored it up beautifully. Where can a person buy those stamps? I NEED a few of them .. Love this liitle garden one so much ...

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  23. What a gorgeous card, I absolutely love the colours and I think your colouring is beautiful. I have a few distress inks but I really can't seem to do them justice ! x

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