...you get to look at my entry in the Fiskarettes Monday challenge, chocolate/brown. I wanted to have a go at distressing, so this is one of my first attempts and seemed to fit the chocolate/brown theme of last week’s challenge. The butterfly was made using the Fiskar’s Butterfly Template, the paper was torn using an edged ruler I have and I then used chalks on the torn edge.

All the papers, including the handmade one, are from my stash, so don’t ask me where they came from now as I can’t remember! Apologies for the quality of the photos - I work in our converted garage and there is no natural light at all unless I leave the door open but it is much too cold to do that this time of year!

I was really just playing to see how distressing worked, and whether chalks were effective, so I was pleased with the result, although obviously I still need loads of practice ;).

Mum and I went to the NEC on Saturday, to Hobbycraft at the NEC and had a whale of a time. We got there nice and early, and ended up spending a fortune! There were so many scrumptious craft goodies there, most of which I really, really, need! I had to settle for a Martha Stewart pansy edge punch, the Martha Stewart scoring board, several stamps, some really good quality card for stamping images on, several pairs of scissors with fancy edges, a few other punches (well, a girl can never have too many punches, or stamps ;) plus four sets of Promarkers! Mum bought even more than I did, and of course, I offered to carry the bags and I reckon I have only just stopped aching! Those Martha Stewart punches are gorgeous but they weigh an absolute ton!

I was also fortunate enough to attend a free Fiskars workshop where we made a lovely card and got to use some of the new Fiskars products. I also received a free goodie bag from Fiskars which was really the icing on the cake as far as I was concerned!

Mum and I came back absolutely exhausted and all shopped out and have decided that next time, we are going by car instead of taking the train. Carrying all those bags on the train was no joke and I am sure other passengers ended up with bruises where I accidentally caught them with a bag or two....

Anyway, I am still trying to find time to use all the goodies I bought, as so far, all I have done is take them out of the packaging. Hopefully I will have some free time over the Easter weekend to have a play! I did, however, manage to make some quickpages for the ADSDesigners Quickpage blog train. We were only supposed to make 2, but I ended up doing 4 but you will just have to wait for a couple of days for the other two. Here is the preview of the ones ready to download now:

I actually made a butterfly overlay using the butterfly from my Free Spirit kit and will let you have that later as well ;)

You can download my quickpages here and you can find the other quickpages at the following blogs:

I've just checked and none of the other QP's is up yet, but we are all different time zones anyway. Make sure you take a look at the others as I am sure they will be awesome!

Happy scrapping!

Edited to correct one of blog links.


  1. CBH said...

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 10 post on Apr. 01, 2010. Thanks again.  

  2. CraftCrave said...

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [01 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria  

  3. Mags said...

    Love the QP's - thx so much for participating!!!
    :) Mags, ADSD  

  4. Loraine Arderne said...

    This is beautifull Lynn, the distressing is lovely.