Saturday 25 April 2009

BasicGrey Challenge #32

Good morning !

I do apologise for being such a bad blogger. We went on holiday to Cornwall during the last week of the Easter holidays and had the most fabulous time. It was a well deserved, relaxing and enjoyable break away from everything but I've had to pay the price this week and get back to starting back to school, being knee deep in washing and ironing and being a taxi driver most nights and to make it worse, my DH has been working late afternoons into the early hours so I've had to do it all myself which as many of you will know, can be very hard work at times so I have come back down to Earth with a thump !!

It was Fizzy's birthday while we were away - we can't believe she has turned 2 already - wow, where has that time gone ?

Anyway, back to the task in hand and telling you all about this week's challenge on the BasicGrey Challenge Blog. This week we had a fabulous sketch to follow by the ultra talented Chris and it is certainly a fabby sketch. I have definately saved this one for future use.

My new Gorguss girls arrived in the post yesterday afternoon and I just had to use one of them. I also received in the post the blog candy that I had won from Judy and in there were the most gorgeous flowers of wonderful citrus colours which really got me going !

The base card is yellow Bazzill.

The lime green card is Core'dinations.

The patterned paper is BasicGrey Urban Prairie.

The Gorguss girl image has been coloured with ProMarkers. Cocoa and cinnamon (hair), ivory and blush (skin), yellow and gold (flowers), lime green and soft lime (dress and socks). I also chalked the background of the image with some lime green and orange chalks which were also in Judy's blog candy.

The yellow card the image has been matted onto is Core'dinations and has been cut with my nesties.

The flowers are from Judy's blog candy and I have added some paper roses.

The raffia ribbon is from Hobbycraft.

The photo corner has been punched with an EK Success photo corner punch and I have added a Claire Curd sentiment.

The rest of the DT's creations are astounding as always so you must go and have a look at them. I'm hoping that this week I shall be able to catch up on my blog hopping as well as my card making so I'm looking forward to seeing your take on Chris' sketch.

See you tomorrow for Colour Create !

Have a great Saturday.


  1. Gorgeous!! love the flowers..glad they were of some use. great colouring on your gorjuss girl and I love that raffia! Stunning! Hugs,
    Judy xx

  2. What an absolutely gorgeous card :o)
    Jackie xx

  3. Gorgeous card Jo, great take on Chris's sketch and love your colouring on the gorjuss girl!!! Those flowers look great too! Have a great weekend ♥ HuGs Kim x

  4. A lovely card Jo, glad you hade a lovely time in Cornwall, I like it there!

  5. Beautiful card jo just love the colours you have used x

  6. What a gorgeous card Jo, love your gorgeous girl and the way you have coloured her

  7. Hi Jo - this is absolutely gorgeous. Such beautiful colours and papers and fab embellishments. Love your Gorjuss girl - I received mine but not had time to ink them up yet.
    hugs Heather xx

  8. Welcome back darlin, i hope you had a fab time, too bad there is so much for you to do now though, hope things can slow down for you hun, i love your card darlin, i am soooo jelous that you have the gorjuss set 2 you lucky ducky :), i look forward to seeing more of your gorjuss creations :) :)

    take care hun


  9. Wowww Jo,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  10. Wow! she is just gorjuss, glad you had a lovely time away on you holi-bags.

  11. Beautiful card, Jo! I love the Urban Prairie papers, and the flowers you've used. Your blog looks lovely :), Anthea xo.

  12. Hi Jo, sounds like you've had quite a week! I know what it's like when you come back from holiday, it always seems the benefits are soon gone from all the work that has to be done on return especially when the kiddies are little, I'm so glad that you had a lovely time, good memories I'm sure too. Hope Fizzy enjoyed her birthday, doesn't time fly?! Your card is fantastic, I'm so glad you liked the sketch and your Gorjuss girl is so sweet. Wonderful colouring, papers and embellies. Congrats on your win of Judy's candy and looks like you got some yummy things, such pretty colours too. Hugs, Chris xxx

  13. Oh Jo isn't it soooooo terrible that life has to interfere with our blogging and crafting time, ROFL!? I hear ya girlfriend...but why bother ironing, hun, really!? I have to give you kudos for what does an iron look like? Oh, yes, I think I remember now, ha ha ha! Thanks for reminding me cuz I may just have to pull it out as Kieran has his 1st Communion this afternoon, yikes!!!!
    Your card is just absolutely stunning, hun! I adore the yummy citrus flowers and your colouring is superb! love all the details and those yum-o flowers and BG it all!
    Big Big hugs,t

  14. It really is so weird that we used such similar colours and even picked the same raffia ribbon too! Great minds heh? I love your card Jo and the scrummy papers you've chosen. Your Gorjuss girl is so pretty too and works perfectly! xx

  15. lovely the sentiment in the corner like that - cute!!! xx


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