Saturday, 22 September 2012

Its so nice to say thank you!

Good Morning all!

Its Saturday So we have a new Challenge at Totally Gorjuss The Theme is Thank you!
and we are sponsored by

I LOVE distress inks and nothing better than some time to play with them
here is what I came up with...
The script paper is echo park and I have embossed divine swirl on the back piece
and distressed with greens, the circle with mustard seed and spiced marmalade.
the image is done with distress marks, the butterflies and ribbon with Distress inks also, I added liquid pearls and faux paper stitched the edge of the image too!

I don't know about you but I always seem to have off cuts even if its not much, you can 
add some interest to the back of your card, and thank to my fabby craft buddy Dorte

I have become some what addicted to do the backs of my cards now and I can't stop cause when I plan not to do the back it somehow feels odd! teehehehee!

Challenge I am entering with my card are: 
Simon Says Stamp - Embossing 
Charisma Cardz - Things with wings
Divas by Design - Lots of Layers
Fab 'n' Funky - Things with Wings
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything goes
Secret Crafter Saturday - Distressing
Allsorts Challenge - Inspired by a song - Love is like a butterfly (Dolly Parton)
Do you remember the TV series Butterflies? with Wendy Craig?
Have a great day
and don't forget to come and join us at 

hugs me x


  1. hi Samantha love the colours on this gorgeous card the ribbon is beautiful and the depth on the bottom layer is great
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Yes it's a great way to use some small pieces of paper.
    Wonderful autumn card you have made, I have Distress Markers myself, but I haven't used them so much yet...
    Have a great Saturday.

  3. Lovely card Samantha and I am really loving the backs of your cards.

  4. Stunning card, I love the image and the wonderful colours and layout. The way you use your leftover bits for the back always looks fabulous.
    Yes, I do remember that song too!

    Hugs Sue

  5. A gorgeous card Samantha, I love your use of script paper and your design and image are stunning.

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.

  6. Lovely card Samantha and a great song choice too

    Thanks for being inspired by a song at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

  7. Gorgeous card Samantha ,,, I love all the arty details that you always do so well :-) This stamp is om my wish list ,, gorgeous ! :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  8. so stunning samantha.beautiful stamps and i love your colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  9. Fab card Samantha - love the texture and colours.

    Unfortunately I am old enough to remember the TV series Butterflies - we use to watch it all the time.

    I so love the back of the card - and as you know have stolen your idea ;o)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


    hazel x

  10. Absolutely gorgeous, love the design and colours...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  11. Excellent tip about using scrappy bits of the project to decorate the back. Your example is very nice -- almost a sort of clean-and-simple card on the back. I suppose you could do this to envelopes, too, as long as you didn't do anything really dimensional...

  12. Lovely distressed card Samantha my fav thing to do too!!

  13. Brilliant project, I love the distress inks too and you've done a wonderful job! Thank you so much for joining our song inspirations challenge at Allsorts this week, good luck!

  14. Beautiful card! I love the warm colors...and the fact that you added a special touch to the back of the card too! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  15. Gorgeous creation. Love the back as much as I do the front...wonderful work. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week. hugs, Pat K.xx

  16. Hi Samantha, Your card is beautiful! I love how you've made the DP's all your own by embossing and inking them up - looks gorgeous. Beautiful details, love those liquid pearls and the back look every bit as fantastic as the front.

    Hugs, Dawn

  17. Hi Samantha

    Loving the card you have posted here. Beautiful both on the front and the back!!

    Fabby colours and textures and a great layout.

    Even the back would make for a great card.

    Hope you have had a good weekend .. .. and yes .. .. I do remember the TV series. I used to enjoy that.

    Love Jules xx

  18. Wonderful....I love the colors. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Whimsy. Hope to see you again next month as well. joann sassy raggedy

  19. Wonderful mixture of shapes and textures that is a feast for the eyes. Plus it doesn't end with the front of the card since you have the amazing artwork decorating the back!

  20. Thanks for joining our final challenge of "Distressing" on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  21. A gorgeous card...thanks for joining us at Divas!
    Helen x

  22. This looks absolutely beautiful Samantha and I love the autumn colours and the design with the ribbon, butterflies and pearls too. Hugs Bettina xx


I really appreciate your comments thank you! hugs Samantha :0)

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