Saturday 28 February 2009

BasicGrey Challenge #24 - Pockets

Another fantastic challenge this week on the BasicGrey Challenge Blog - Pockets. It can be any sort of pocket at all but don't forget, you have to use at least one piece of BasicGrey in your creation.

I will admit that I was scared when this challenge was suggested as I have only made one other thing before with a pocket in it ! I had in my hands my new BG paper, image and 12x12 card and I went in search of a good tutorial and found a fantastic tutorial on Splitcoasters by Claudia Rosa and I was amazed at how easy it was to follow - even for me !

Here is my pocket card

I used a sheet of Bazzill swiss dotted white card - this is gorgeous and if you haven't tried it yet, you must !

The patterned papers are BasicGrey "Marrakech" - another must have. These papers are absolutely stunning. The chaps at BG have certainly come up trumps this time with their new products. I had already chosen my papers before seeing this tutorial so imagine my surprise when this tutorial already featured blue paper - at least its different blue paper !

The image I have used is cutie Tilda with her lilacs and I will admit to changing my image as I just thought that this one was the perfect choice. She is coloured with ProMarkers. Cocoa and henna (hair), ivory and blush (skin), rose pink and maroon (t-shirt, heart, patch and shoes), cornflower and china blue (jeans and bow), marsh green and olive green (leaves), amythest and lilac (lilacs). I put Tilda on some nestie circles. The bluey/green card is some Core'dinations. The flowers are blue flowers from my stash, Hero Arts green flowers and those gorgeous paper roses from HobbyCraft which I have very light dabbed with some diamond Stickles to give them a little twinkle.

I made the tags with the left over Bazzill and Core'dinations. The first tag has the Magnolia cupcake on it and this was also coloured with ProMarkers and I used the same colours as on Tilda, cocoa and henna (cake wrapper), saffron and sandstone (cake), rose pink and maroon (icing), ruby (hearts), cornflower and china blue (bow).

I have stamped the second tag with a set of clear stamps from Papermania which came free with their "Creativity Life" magazine. I stamped the images in Memento sweet plum ink although this wasn't really the best ink to use on this Bazzill as it tended to bleed a little. The little flowers have been coloured with cornflower and china blue ProMarkers. The bluey/green card has been punched with my new MS Valentine Heart punch which is to form part of the family silver when I had finished with it ! There are some tiny little blue pearls above the hearts. The ribbons are from Cleo Crafts

I also went right to the end of the tutorial and made a back to my card and decorated the inside with the tiny left over bits which I couldn't bear to throw away ! The sentiment is by Craftwork Cards.

You must hop over and have a look at the rest of the DT's creations, they are amazing and again, we have all made something completely different which always amazes me (although Chris and I did fall in love with the same sheet of Marrakech !!!).

Have a great Saturday and see you tomorrow with Colour Create.


  1. o Woww Jo,what a beautiful card,l love the colours.

    have a nice weekend.
    hugs Riet.xx

  2. Oh this is fabulous, the tags are lovely and wonderful Tilda.

  3. This is stunning! The image is lovely and I love the flowers. :D

  4. I was in awe of this on BG challenge blog hunny, it is just just just, well, just bloomin' gorgeous, that's what it is, bloomin' gorgeous!!

    You know who ;o)

  5. Hi Honey, thank you for your sweet sweet comments, had great fun with this weeks challenge too and loving your's!!! nearly went for a similar two pockets myself found a vid on U tube to make it out of one sheet of 12 x 12! You've made a gorgeous tag card and those extra details are stunning, love your colouring too!
    Have good weekend, HuGs Kim X

  6. Fab card Jo, fantastic colours and your tags are gorgeous. Love this layout (great tut. on SCS -isn't it?) and you've done a brilliant job of it.
    hugs Heather xx

  7. Oh, Jo, Your card is so super sweet! I love the pocket card and tags! Really fab! The colours, BG papers, Bazzill Swiss dots and Magnolia images are all my faves!!!! Love it all and the great sentiments too!
    Hope you've had a great weekend, hun!!!
    Big Hugs,t

  8. Now this I like soooooooo much Jo, you little clever clogs you...... makes my attempt look all the more pathetic, lol! Those bookmarks are gorgeous and it's lovely to see that pretty Tilda in action. With so many new images out there just now we sometimes forget about the classics, so thanks for the reminder! An amazing creation, well done! xx

  9. This is such a cool make, what a fabby ideas, I love what you have done Jo, it looks fab. Kim

  10. I love your pocket card Jo, it's such a great design and I'm the same with you and am not too great with tricky folding etc., I might give this one a go some time if you thought it was easy to make. Sorry about the same paper LOL! That piece had been calling me for a while but I didn't realise you'd used it too! I agree your Tilda was absolutely perfect for this design, I love how you coloured her and the tags you made to go in the pockets are gorgeous and all embellished with the family silver too tee hee, that made me ROFL! Hugs, Chris x

  11. Gorgeous card! Love the tags...and those new papers are delicious!
    Helen x


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