Saturday 29 November 2008

BasicGrey Challenge #13

"For this weeks challenge we would like to see an aperture in your creation. It can be any shape, size or quantity that you like (for those of you not familiar with an aperture, an aperture is a hole or opening that acts as a window on your creation, and of course not forgetting to use at least one item from BasicGrey somewhere on your creation"

Well, yet again my blood ran cold when I saw what the challenge was to be this week -I have never made an aperature card in my life ! I was determined that I was going to make one myself and not cheat and buy one and decorate it ! I was actually surprised at how easy it was.

This is my creation for this week and what I used to make it :

The CS I used was Bazzill Basics "ruby slipper" which I covered with the scrummy BasicGrey Wassail patterned papers.

The aperature was cut with my nestabilities and I put a piece of acetate over it and stamped it with my Inkadinkado snowflake stamp and white Stazon. I also put a tiny amount of Stickles on the snowflakes to make them slightly glittery.

Tilda was very kindly given to me by the wonderful Martine and I coloured her in my newly acquired ProMarkers which came highly recommended by a few people (you know who you are !!) and I was pursuaded to buy some and try them out. I now "need" all 92 colours as I have fallen in love with them !

The poinsettias are Making Memories and have BasicGrey Wassail brads in the centres. I used gold Stickles on the petals and added a charm which I bought from e-bay.

The sentiment is a Studio G stamp.

The holly is also Making Memories which has gold Stickles on it too.

The snowflakes I bought from Potato Patch Crafts the last time I visited. These are gorgeous.

I'm showing two pictures of my card so you can see the inside a little and also those gorgeous snowflakes.

I'm looking forward to visiting you to see your fantastic creation this week !

Keep warm and well,


  1. AWWWW Jo this is stunning, I love everything about it.hugs joey.x

  2. Beautiful Jo, your colouring is divine :) Kimx

  3. Well it was worth the wait Jo, this is simply stunning! I love everything you've done, but especially the white snowflakes on the acetate. Is this the Stazon white opaque ink that you've used? xx

  4. it really is a beautiful card jo, and you wouldnt think it was your first time with an aperture,

    didnt i tell you that promarkers were fab :), i need to buy a few more colors myself hehe (not that i need them i just want them isnt that a good enough reason lol), you should check silly monkey crafts for them they have the whole range where you can buy them individually plus p+p is free for over £15 :) :)

    Hmm but maybe i shouldn't have told you that, pretend you didn't read that, ooops too late


    * Runs to hide behind the sofa lol*

  5. This is amazing Jo! It looks like a bauble that she is sitting on. Fab! Pascale :)

  6. Gorgeous Card Jo love the paper and your colouring is stunning!
    Kim x

  7. This is card so impressive, Jo! I love the idea of adding the acetate with the beautiful stamped snowflakes on it. Really gorgeous and you coloured Tidal with you promarkers so beautifully!
    Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog're a sweetie!
    Hugs, t

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  9. Lovely card Jo. Love the Wassail papers!

    There's a couple of awards for you over on my blog

    Kathleen xx


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