Sunday, 26 February 2012

Just For Fun " Distressed Him "

It was with much sadness that I read on Thursday Morning that Just For Fun had decided to call it a day. Theirs was the first challenge I nervously entered into a year ago when I started crafting and blogging. The lovely ladies Zoe, Von, Neet and Sam became great blogging friends and their endless support and humour was invaluable and still is. they even asked me to be a guest designer which was a huge honour for me. I would like to thank these wonderful ladies for all of their help and advice over the past year  and I have made some great friends here , Just for Fun will be greatly missed.

So one last challenge before they close their doors and of course I just had to take part,  their theme is " Distressed Him "  Now mine is a little of a cheat and do hope it qualifies. So here goes



I have actually taken some old tiles and bashed them about a bit, roughed up the edges, managed to break three in the process so they are definitely distressed. Crafty Individuals stamp stamped with Stazon black ink and that's it.






I really liked the effect so made a few more, stamps by Hero arts and Stamping up. I sanded the underside and added felt and will be using them as drinks coasters. They are also completely waterproof , I gave them a good once over with a rough sponge and everything stayed where it should !

I know it was a quick make but I have very little time at my disposal at the moment. Its a holiday here in Greece and I would be normally be going to my summer house but Rosy my French Porker bulldog is in heat and having decided I want to  be a grandma I have been put in charge of the breeding procedure. In other words every else  one has buggered off and left me in charge of two randy dogs and Bailey the Mini Pincher  ( male ) who has had the chop and is feeling decidedly left out of the proceedings !


Here is a rubbish picture of the young couple , for some reason they didn't want to pose for the camera !!.

I am also entering my coasters into DYSU challenge who's theme is  " Distress " hope these count.

Do pop over and see the fabulous inspirational pieces by both JFF and DYSU as for JFF its your last chance !

Right am off into the  " fray " again its awfully quite maybe they have both fallen asleep !

Take care 

Marie

53 comments:

  1. oh wow what a fabulous idea to stamp on the tiles.. i love it!! They look wonderful.. and the distressing is brilliant .
    Hope we get to see pics of the "grandchildren" when they come along lol
    Lisa x

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  2. oh Hun you always come up with the most amazing idea,Hun you are so clever and so inventive,they look amazing,love the dogs Hun they are adorable hugs Cherylx

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  3. The coasters are inspirational and I have to say, I especially love the CI creation - wonderful idea from you.
    LOL you have us in giggles. Furry little grandkids,well who could resist the thought of that. I am slightly concerned as the young couple don't appear as though they are head over paws in love with each other or are they simply being coy for the sake of the camera, Rosy acting the part of the demure lady to perfection.
    Keep us posted, won't you!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  4. Hiya Marie, welcome to the Nanna Club!!! These are stunning! The perfectly distressed look is fabulous, and the stamping looks great on them. The script on the middle one is really beautiful. I most certainly would love to meet up at Aintree - will email my mobile across before the event so that I can find you in there!

    Good luck with the canine "relationship negotiations", I'm sure it will be sucessful, although I do feel for little Bailey at the moment, however he can play daddy when they arrive?

    See you soon girl!

    Maria x

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  5. Marie, I love how you think out of the box... these tiles are STUNNING!!!

    Good luck with the couple... let us know how it went, I know it can be difficult with French Bulldogs!

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  6. Just divine tiles Marie, fabulous designs and I am sure they will fabulous as coasters. Have fun with the doggie relationships.
    take care.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  7. I love what you did with your tiles, Marie. They will make brilliant coasters, or pot stands...in fact, I could think of lots of things they would be useful for. You are sooooo creative and always make such wonderful pieces, and not just cards.
    Good luck with your doggies, I hope all goes well with everything:-) xx

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  8. Brilliant project-the tiles look amazing

    Xxx

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  9. These are 'quick makes'!? They're fabulous Marie - don't know how you think of these things!

    Hope you're successful in your quest to become a Nan, lol!!

    Got one eye on the footie at the moment - Liverpool losing 1-0 to Cardiff in the Carling cup final :(

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  10. i've stamped on tiles before but they didn't look nearly as amazing as yours- beautiful! LOVE them. Sorry to hear about your challlenge blog. booo :( good luck to the young couple. tee hee ;)

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  11. Great tiles Marie, love the stamping,very distressed:0) Good luck with all the doggy goings on LOL Sad about the Just for fun team, they are a lovely bunch, Gay xxx

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  12. Love those tiles Marie makes a perfect distressed backdrop for you images Thanks for all your suport too, it works both ways you know :)
    Hugs Von x♥x

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  13. Πάρα πολύ καλή ιδέα και όμορφη!!!!μπράβο σου!!!!

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  14. bloomin' good for a so called 'quick make' - love them!

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  15. Φοβερή ιδέα και εξαιρετικό το αποτέλεσμα!

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  16. Grandma we love you ...... Lol! These tiles are just fabulous - I particularly love the script one. xx

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  17. υπεροχη δουλεια..την εδωσες τοση ομορφια..ενα υλικο κρυο..ενω εσυ την εδωσες ομορφη εικονα..να σου κανω μια προταση..δεν ξερω αν ζεις στην Θεσσαλονικη..θα κανουμε μια συναντηση..αυτη την βδομαδα..οι μπλοκερς απο Β.Ελλαδα..σου στελνω το μειλ..marialeuk@yahoo.gr αν θες μου απαντας..καλα να περνας..σε φιλω..

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  18. Blooming brilliant your tiles are knock out. So puppies and all that that entails LOL Just hope Rosie warms to the idea or has done they don't look to interested in the picture LOL

    It has been a pleasure to see your great samples each week and read your often crazy goings on. Sure to see you around and hopefully swap the odd email. Thank you for sharing this and so many other stunning projects with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

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  19. Wow! Your tiles are fabulous - I love them! Is glitter an aphrodisiac, maybe, lol!!!!!!

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  20. Of course they will count, how could anyone knock such a brilliant idea and a speedy one at that, they are fabulous, I am not a distressing fan but I just couldn't stop looking at these. The script is my favorite too.
    Just off to knock a few tiles off the kitchen.

    Kath x

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  21. Amazing projects, Marie! Qucik, but soooo cooool! Love them!!

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  22. Wow, a fantastic project, love what you did to the tiles.
    Hope your two love birds are behaving themselves.
    Yvonne x

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  23. Loving your fabulous tiles Marie, such a terrific idea. Annette x

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  24. WOW these tiles are fabulous, look forward to the good news soon!

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  25. Marie the tiles look brilliant, like they were made years ago! Will you sell them in your shop now?
    Cute dawgs...cant wait to hear the patter of tiny paws :0)
    Jenny x

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  26. Wow! I want to try this! Good luck with the pooches!

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  27. Your coasters are fabuloso, Dahling! LOVE them. Doggie breeding .. good luck. The puppies are going to be gorgeous aren't they! hugs, Donna

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  28. Fab entry and definitely fits the category. So glad you could make our last challenge and so glad it was one of mine because you were my special and first ever choice for the Guest Designer. You know what I have always felt about your work, you are an amazing crafter and I hope we can stay in touch. Who knows - we might even get to have a meet up again one day.
    Good luck with Rosy.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  29. Fabulous idea , they look great , they would make fab gifts :-)

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  30. hope you have success in your breeding programme! loving the coasters they are so different and all handmade can't beat it.

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  31. Fantastic tiles I love them what a great idea. Such cute doggies and the pups will be gorgeous good luck. Hugs sandra XX

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  32. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comment on my mini book - always so encouraging to get comments.

    Your tiles may be simple but they are still stunning and I wouldn't mind resting my glass on one of them - not that it stays down for long ha ha.

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  33. Hi Marie. Brilliant!!!!! The centre one is my favourite.
    Regards Florence xx

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  34. Hi Marie - Your tiles are really gorgeous, I can't choose a favourite!! Love them all, thanks also for your lovely comment on my blog :D Hope to see more of your fab creations
    Hugs, Ann xx

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  35. Wow, your distressed tiles are fantastic pieces.

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  36. Wow! These are fabulous, what a great idea.
    xxx Hazel.

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  37. amaryllis-femme.blogspot.com.. καρδια μου..πανε σ'αυτο το μπλογκ για να δεις τις λεπτομεριες..δεν ,μπορω να στις πω απο το μπλογκ.. μονο μεσω mail..θα χαρω να τα πουμε παντως ολες μαζι..σε φιλω..

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  38. Wow, these are all amazing! i love the idea. I especially liked the one in the middle, beautiful!

    hugs Therese

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  39. These are fabulous! I love making these ... and they make great gifts! Fantastical!

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  40. They're fabulous Marie!!!Α great idea!!Ι love all your creative work!Always you make such wonderful pieces!!Well done!!Hugs and kisses!!!

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  41. hi Marie thank you so much for the nice words you left on my blog.
    i loved coming over here and knowing your work - awesome!
    hugs!

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  42. Wow! These are absolutely awesome! Love them all! Stunning!

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  43. For those dogs I think you bashing those tiles about might possibly be the equivalent of a couple going on honeymoon to a hotel with someone operating a pneumatic drill outside! Give them a break Marie! On the other hand art has triumphed - your drinks coasters are absolutely gorgeous! So sad about the JFF challenge - it's a bit of an institution. Vicky x

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  44. WOW - this is awesome. Fabulous projects. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  45. Πολύ όμορφα τα είχα δει αλλά δεν μπορούσα να δημοσιεύσω το σχόλιο ελπίζω τώρα να είναι οκ!!!
    Φιλιά!!!

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  46. Just because they were done quickly doesn't make them any less wonderful! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

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  47. Hi Marie !! Your tiles are just beautiful !! I like them very much !!!!!!

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  48. Thanks for your nice words on my blog ! Your tiles are absolutely beautiful ! It's a clever idea !

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  49. Πώς το σκέφτηκες αυτό; Υπέροχο αποτέλεσμα!
    Καλό μήνα!

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  50. Fab coasters, Marie! And your Babies -- good luck with that. Just catching up with all my blogging friends. Too much fun with company. Take care. xoDonna

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  51. Marie, I'm stunned by your creations!! What a brilliant idea, to make tile-coasters!!!!

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