This weeks challenge over at Delightful Challenges is


You are not required to use a Digital Delights Image to join in on the fun but if you do you are allowed to enter the challenge TWICE.

To enter twice you when using a Digital Delight image, on your 1st entry use your card link.  On your 2nd entry use your blog address and add the words 2nd entry after your name.

**Please be sure to follow the challenge theme or your entry will will be removed, which would be the worst, given how much time, love and effort - not to mention product you have put into your entry.  

So for the above reason, take a good look at the theme!
Delightful Challenges Sponsor this week is:

Magnolia~licious is offering Sherwood Edwin and Tilda  to the winner!

Now for my take on Distressed/Vintage, using Digital Delights Stamps Down at the Farm Set and Farmer Giles.


First thing to say is that this is a perfectly flat card.  It is the placement of the paper that gives it dimension.

Isn't Digital Delights Farmer Giles the greatest!

The pattern paper and the apples in the tree are all from the co-ordinating paper pack from DD

This circle of Farmer Giles is taken off another patterned paper from the same co-ordinating pack.

Look at those eyes - aren't they to die for!  The bow is from my dog's straw.

 And the bail of straw is also part of the Farm Set.

 I backed the card with cardboard given to me from my Printer!  Don't forget to ask your printer for the things they throw out.  They gave me about 200 pieces 11 1/2 X 18.  It is spritzed with a variety of Tim Holtz Sprays.  The straw again, is just obviously theaded into the card. And the paper torn and sponged with Tim's Vintage Ink.

This is a hard one.  I have the full set of copics and I must say I use most of the greens when I do green and most of the pinks when I do pink etc.  These are the MAIN colors and from there, go around these colors with your copics to de-shade and upper-shade.

For anything that is grey - dark grey - black I use a variety of all the greys to blacks - all of the differing tones blended together.

And here is the culmination of it all, once again!

Card shared with, depending if it fits this week -
please feel free to take any or all of my list for your card entries!
i have them here not only for myself, but to share with "you!"
the more the merrier!
Colour create
I did it
The Secret Crafter
Crafty Boots
The Shabby Tearoom
Splendiferous Creations
Joyful stamper
If the Shoe Fits...Scrap It
Fun With Shapes and More
Do You Stack Up?
Double Dutch
Cupcake Craft Stamp with fun
A Pocket Full Of Posies
Roses on Paper
The Sweet Stop


  1. So much work in this Samara it is a real work of art hugs Susan x

  2. wow! fabulous creation, so much fun and such awesome bright colors. Sending you a huge welcome to the OSAAT DT and really looking forward to getting to know you, am now a follower
    Big Hugs

  3. Just popped by to say hello and welcome to the OSAAT team. Hazel x

  4. Fab card, Samara, very clever and so much work!
    Jo x

  5. Great card, love the feel of dimension!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. Such a fab card, I love the scene you have created and the gingham background looks great
    Lindsay xx

  7. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Alphabet Challenges with our "Y for You can choose" challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon xx

  8. This is gorgeous the hard work was really worth it x thanks for playing along at the Stampman Challenge x Janet

  9. Cool card Samara, love how you've got it looking so dimensional! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week.

  10. Oh my !!
    This is amazing, Samara - so much wonderful detail.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

  11. Gorgeous card, thanks for entering The Paper Shelter DT Call.
    Good Luck.
    Hugs Debs

  12. Wow.. what a creation! I love it! Thank you for sharing with us at Glitter Geeks!

  13. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for the Alphabet Challenge! Hope to see you again next week!

  14. Fantastic, I love this, thanks so much for sharing with us at MMCS, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :)

  15. cute card! lots of work went into it, that is for sure.
    thanks for playing along at Jellypark, Pile it on, and Party Time Tuesday.

  16. What a cute scene! Great job! Hugs- Glora

  17. This is amazing - love the scene - so much dimension and color.

  18. Great detailing on this card, love all the colour!

  19. Great card, I love the paper piecing in the tree. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes
    Hugs kat x

  20. Cute card!! Love the details.


  21. Very details card! Thanks for playing at Cutie Pies Woo x

  22. Lovely card Samara, I love the scene you have created!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft!


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My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x