Wednesday, April 20, 2011

oh ....I just love distress inks!

I have just fallen in love with distress inks...and can hardly wait to share my passion at Stamping Bella on May 18th. Emily has invited me to teach a class at Stamping Bella and I am absolutely thrilled...a little nervous as I have never taught a class before. But with some wonderful hints from my blogging friend Dena I should be good to go! I truly believe if your heart is in it, you can accomplish anything! Thank-you Emily for letting me share my love of Distress inks with those who want to get hooked!

Now...over at Teddy Bo they have a challenge for us...tags! I could hardly wait to get started on this card. First off...I am totally in love with this line of stamps and second....love tags on a card, or even inside a pocket of a card!


Please forgive me....these pictures are pretty yucky....outside is miserable and that just makes for very poor pictures!

I got out my Tim Holtz distress inks for this card! Lots of stitching...which I love to do.
I just bought these cute little punches to make my daisy like flowers (one of my all time
favourite flowers).

Have a wonderful day...and now I am off to check out bloggland, something I have not done in so long! Thank-you so much for all your kind and thoughtful comments....I truly appreciate each and everyone of them. It just makes it all so fun that is for sure!





46 comments:

  1. You'll do awesome!! I wish I were closer so I could attend!!
    What a fabulous card/tag! Just gorgeous!!

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  2. Oh my God Christine, how sweet it this! I simply love your card and Tag!!! The bear is so adorable and the words are something I would love to have (as a penpaller very necessary...where did you buy it?) Your xolouring is amazing and I can totally understand you will teach colouring! Wish I would live next to you and attend your class!!
    Hugs,
    Martina

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  3. love the card it is fab..would love to attend but it is during the week and I live out of town so maybe next time..you will do grt good luck..

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  4. Just beautiful - I so love the images you've chosen with those colours and the papers are lush - thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo this time
    Hugs,
    Debbie xx

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  5. oh wow christine this is stunning- inside and out .. wish i lived a lot nearer lol..your class will be fantastic
    Lisa x

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  6. Hi christine,
    fantabulous card and yes your colouring with distress inks is so perfect - good luck in your new class x
    hugs
    Suzie Qx

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  7. Adorable - cute - totally awesome!! Your colouring is perfect to say the least. I havent tried distressed inks....certainly put on my to-do list. Though I feel scared of trying something new. Beautiful Hun. Hugs Tammy xx

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  8. Hi Christine,
    This card is so beautiful! Cute image so sweet and your coloring is amazing.

    Hugs
    Thea

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  9. WOWWW!!! this is so adorable Christine and your colouring is out of this world AMAZING!!! I wish we could come to your class so you can teach us!!! Beautiful work as always sweetie...
    Big hugs
    Emma and Susan
    xxx

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  10. Hi Christine. I am always inspired by your cards and this one is fabulous. I love all the stitching and you have coloured your bears perfectly - you will be fab teaching the class!! I hope your weather improves soon. We have had some amazing weather here so I'll send a bit of it your way.

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  11. Wow Christine this is absolutely gorgeous! I love these cute images coloured with distress inks and fab papers.

    Lisa x
    Teddy Bo DT

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  12. Beautifully coloured as always Christine and I sure your class will be fab, wish I was near enough to attend.

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  13. You do unbelieveably wonderful cards! Wow! I am amazed every time I get to blog hop. Beautiful!

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  14. Wonderful. Beautiful colours and layout. Elaine

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  15. Stunning card Christine. Love the colours and papers you have used.

    Edna x

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  16. Hi Christine. Gorgeous card. Love the cute images and the papers are really beautiful. Such a great sentiment too. Good luck with your class and I'm sure it will be great and maybe there will be more to follow. Donna

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  17. Oh wow wow wow Christine. These are just too gorgeous. Your colouring is just perfect and gotta love the Teddy Bo stamps. Great work and congrats on teaching the classes.
    mwah
    Trace

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  18. Oh my goodness Christine, this card is absolutely divine! Loving that daisy chain you've made - wow! You have mastered these distress inks perfectly and to say I'm thrilled for you that you're teaching a class on them at Stamping Bella doesn't even come close!!! You will be FANTASTIC!!! So wish I could join the class!
    Hugs, Danielle x

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  19. Hey there Christine! I'm sorry your weather is so yukky. We on the other hand are having our summer! But don't be too disheartened. This might be all the summer we are going to get and June, July and August could be terrible.
    I absolutely LOVE your card! Two gorgeous images, beautifully coloured. Love your papers, love your stitching, love your design and that inner panel with the tag is perfect. A star of a card! Hugs, Lesley

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  20. Me again! I just wanted to congratulate you on your new teaching post!!!! I'm sure it will be a HUGE success! Hugs, Lesley

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  21. EEEEK! Are you kidding me!??? Now I have to get those images too because of YOUR adorable, adorable card!!! So stinkin cute!!! Your coloring is so fantastic you are going to blow them away with your teaching!!! Let me know how it goes ok?
    Big hugs, Dena

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  22. Your card looks wonderful Christine and the images are adorable. I am looking forward to the class next month.

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  23. Gorgeous job on your teddy Bos, Christine!! You ought to do a distress ink tutorial here on your blog for all your followers. I, for one, would be thrilled ,as my distress inking needs some help. lol

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  24. Amazing colouring...just stunning.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  25. Oh Christine, you do have a talent for the gorgeous! You will be a wonderful teacher, and just remember everyone is there to have fun! These images are so wonderful and you have captured there sweetness in this one.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  26. Christine your cards never fail to make me smile, they are always so 'just right' and this one is no exception.

    I bet you will be fab at teaching, good luck xx

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  27. Oh this is gorgeous Christine beautiful colours and sweet bear.
    luv
    Debby

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  28. WOWZER!!!

    ANOTHER fantastic creation from you Christine....I absolutely LOVE it.....your colouring deserves a Masterclass, the 'dreamy' quality that you have achieved is just lovely...xxx

    Gayle
    Teddy Bo & Co x

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  29. Congratulations Christine, I am sure you will do extremely well with your first class... woohooo, how lucky are those girls! A fabulous card, perfect colouring, hugs Sharon

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  30. A beautiful card Christine, I love the little tag and how you have decorated the inside. I'm sure you will be fabulous when teaching your class.

    Liza x

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  31. I know its been said before but this card it stunning! I love all the attention to detail and the way you have used the tag - but best of all the colouring on Teddy Bo and Bea :0)

    Good luck with your class, and thank you for entering Teddy Bo's challenge :0)

    Love Clairebears x

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  32. This is stunning Christine, I think you've found yet another niche for yourself!! Have fun teaching your class, you'll do great!

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  33. Oh how I wish I lived closer.. That is so awesome Christine.. I know you will do a wonderful job. This is such a sweet card. I LOVE it.. Huge hugs.. so excited for you.

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  34. Hi Christine thats some card and such stunning colouring. Well done over being chosen to tutor a class on colouring you will knock them dead. with hugs Shirleyxxx

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  35. I love these bears and you have done a fantastic job. Gorgeous colouring and well done on being asked to teach your colouring techniques. Wish I could come along. Hope the weather oon improves for you. Happy Easter Marianne x

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  36. Wow what a stunning card, love everything about it.
    Hugs Sonia xx

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  37. Hi,
    What a stunning card as usual! You colour so well! Love to visit your blog as it is always have great cards up.
    Happy Easter!
    Kerry

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  38. How cute isn't this!! Love it! You are doing so well with your distress inks! Have a great weekend! Hugs Nilla

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  39. Christine, this is fabulous. Oh those cuddly bears are sooo.. cute. And it's your colouring that makes them doubly so. Congrats on your teaching post!!! How exciting. If I live closer, I would be taking your class. I finally ordered some Distress re-inkers. I should actually have them by now, but they sent me the stamp pads instead by mistake. So off they went back and now I'm waiting for the reshipment.

    Hugs,
    Norma

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  40. Ohhhhhhh how COOL that you're going to teach. I sooooo wish I could take your class!! I'd love to see you in action. Like this card for instance....just LOOK at that fantastic coloring. Love Love LOOOOOVE all your details.

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  41. Oh--- My---- Goodness.... How sweet is this!!! What an adorable image Christine and colored to perfection..Love the papers and flowers...Love it all.. Another stunning creation:)

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  42. AWESOME Christine,what a lovely project! Perfect colors and the stamp is too cute! Good luck on your class! You have so much talent and wisdom to share, I know you will be a FAB teacher. I sure wish I could be in your class, I know absolutely 0 about distress inks, lol! Have fun and be sure to let us know how it goes! Luv n' Hugs, J:)

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  43. This is a fabulous card, Christine. Love Teddy Bea and those adorable flowers. Wish I could attend your class - your use of distress inks is awesome. Why don't you come down here and do one....hmmm, I like that thought. Happy Easter!

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  44. Stunning - you're rocking the distress inks and the teddy bos!!! Gorgeous card - such a fabulous design! Juliexx

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  45. Gorgeous card Christine, just ordered some more of these cute little bears, they are very addictive!

    Hugs, Barbarax

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  46. Beautiful card, fantastic colouring and papers, glad you could join us at Teddy Bo challenge this week. Good Luck! Colette xx

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