Sunday, January 3, 2010

Distressed to the Max

I thought I would show you a couple of cards I made for the Limited Supply Challenge on SCS  where we are on a time limit - 15 minutes or less (which would come under the catagory of a MIRACLE for me).  We are also to use at least ONE item that you received "new" for the holidays and finally to limit the theme to an annual event with all this happening these cards also fit the Ways to Use It Challenge where we are to use TIME as part of the theme for our cards - it could include a clock face image, a calendar, a countdown...anything that will work with the theme of time.
This is also for the Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential Challenge
 which is about going CRAZY with calendars - as I have said I have recycled an older calendar for these cards....hope that counts - what do you think - I think I am using 'artistic licence' with the 'Hidden Potential' part of the challenge! LOL!!?!?

Both of my cards have been made from an old calendar I was given a few years ago, so that covers the 'time' factor - I have recycled the images.  My new item is the pearls - I had just run out and had to get more, so am just scrapping in there and the annual event is birthdays.  A sentiment just didn't work on the cards so I added 'Wishing you a Happy Birthday' on the inside of the cards.. .

This card has the edges distressed, ribbon added along with a rose and some pearls.  I used a Fiskar Border Punch on the lower edge of the DP and added a small pearl to the centre of each scallop!

The edges have also been distressed on this image, which has been cut into three and layered onto some green DP.  Double stitched ribbon was added, along with a Prima flower and pearls.

Both cards were finished in under 15 minutes (each) this is the closest I come to CAS - they feel very bare to me, although I am happy with both of them!  It is good to make quick and easy sometimes - it doesn't happen that often for me! LOL!

Thanks for coming by and for your encouraging comments - you always encourage and inspire me, i love seeing that you have been.  I hope you are enjoying the holidays and making sure you 'live out loud!'  God bless you!


  1. Hi Linda,

    15 minutes! Well it is the miracle season after all. Great job on these, they are beautiful.


  2. your cards are great! I love the pictures you have used. I'm impressed that you have made them in inder 15 minutes!


  3. They are so beautiful and so creative,lovely work!!! There is no way 15 min would cover me....lol...I am not a quick cardmaker!!
    Hugs xx

  4. Oh wow!! Linda, I just LOVE what you did you clever girl you!!! What an awesome idea to use those pictures from calendars!!! I think the cards are gorgeous and with your special touches to them make them even better!! :) Thanks for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight hun!!! Just brilliant!!

  5. They both look great. 15 minutes, that is a challenge which you met with great flair. Jane.

  6. Great cards, Linda! I think you were successful for all of the challenges. The rose is so pretty, a little fancier than the second card.

  7. Hmmmm - you cards inspire me to use some of the calender pics that I have saved over the years!

    Love what you have done with these, they are stunning.

  8. WOW ... you never let me down!! These are absolutely amazing! Great idea and great job!! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight! Happy New Year!!

  9. Thank you so much for your lovely words Linda, but aren't we all our own worst critics?

    I will go sleep some now - ready for tusday!


  10. Very clever Linda!!! There is no way I could make something for under 15mins!!!!

  11. You rocked this challenge..Way to think outside the calendar box...LOL..I LOVE THIS..Great job Linda. Thanks for joining Saturday Spotlight..

  12. Great way to repurpose an old calendar - what beautiful images on both cards Linda!

  13. What an awesome way to recycle Linda!! Just gorgeous!! You never cease to amaze me. I need these 15 minute projects!! Great job on the Sat. Spotlight Challenge. Thanks for joining us this week!!

    hugs and blessings my friend,

  14. wowza Linda these are gorgeous!!!
    beautifully done!
    thank you for sharing these with us at Sat.Spotlight!
    Blessings, Maria

  15. Yay!! Linda, your creativity has earned you the right to spotlighted as one of the TOP 3 spotlighted on Saturday Spotlight this week!! Congrats to you!! Please stop by and collect your blinkie! HUGS

  16. Yea....I am so excited about your mention on the Saturday Spotlight..Your creations rocked..Congrats.

  17. Oh My, these are both absolutely STUNNING, Linda!! You're heading in the altered art direction, and you've already achieved greatness!!


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