Friday 7 August 2009

BasicGrey Challenges First Challenge !

Whooo hooo the BasicGrey Challenge Blog is now officially with our first challenge after re-launch - just how fantastic is that ? We have missed you all sooo much and today has been a long time coming. Without further ado, here is our first challenge and we hope you can come and play along with us.

This week, we have a fabulous sketch for you designed by none other than the super talented, warm, friendly and humerous Tara G !

Here is my card :

The base card is Bazzill kraft.

The DP's are BasicGrey Mellow.

The orange and green card are Core'dinations.

The grid paper is Scenic Route which I have inked with distress ink.

The branch stamp is by Hero Arts from their set called "Scattered Leaves" and this have been stamped in Brushed Corduroy distress ink.

The birds have been stamped onto DP's, one is unknown but the other is BasicGrey Archaic. The stamps are BasicGrey Gamma Stamps and so are the sentiments.

The label is a small label which I glimmer misted with several glimmer mists, stamped with a Hero Arts sentiment and bird from their Birds and Messages set and embossed with UTEE and tied with jute string.

The ribbon is from my stash.

The flower is from a Hero Arts set called "Printed Flowers" and stamped in Brushed Corduroy distress ink and the leaves are Hero Arts from the set "Scattered Leaves" and was stamped in Hero Arts Shadow Ink (Soft Leaf).

The button is from my stash.

You must hop over and see the stunning cards designed by the rest of the DT - I think you can tell just by looking at them how pleased we are to be back showing you the fabulous-ness of BasicGrey !!! We hope you can come and play along.

Don't forget there is still time to join in with the blog candy !

Our challenges are now fortnightly so you have plenty of time to join us AND you can now combine our challenge with others ! Now remember that we will no longer be offering weekly prizes, instead 5 lucky people chosen at random from this challenge will go through to the monthly prize drawing which has been sponsored by our one and only sponsor Simon Says Stamp, and believe me when i say the prize is a good one :)

I look forward to seeing your take on Tara's sketch.

Have a great weekend my crafting buddies !!!


  1. Hi Jo, I just adore this oh so cute card of yours. Love your BG paper choice and you have decorated that owl and bird just beautifully. Thanks for the blog visit, it's been lovely checking out your gorgeous work here.

  2. Gorgeous Jo!! I love all the elements of this card. They work so well together. The itty bitty tag looks great!! So glad to see BG challenges back!! YEAH!! Just a fab take on the sketch! Hugs Judy xx

  3. Oh Jo this is beautiful. I love those ickle birds. Hope you are doing ok. Glad that BG challenge is back - hoping to join in soon! Have a wonderful weekend. Kimx

  4. Gorgeous card Jo, I love the kraft with the these papers, delish! Great stamps and your little tag is perfect, love the effect of the Utee. Isn't it great to be back? :) Chris xx

  5. Jo, your card is amazing girl! I love this. So unique! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Dena

  6. hi Jo, what a pretty card. I love how you flipped the sketch for your card. hugs janny

  7. Love this Jo - I actually a few sheets of Mellow a few days ago & remembered how much I lubbed it :)

    Fabby card!

    Hugs x

  8. So beautiful and gorgues ,stunning papers
    hugs Dawnxxx

  9. Hi Jo - I'm back for good (I think)!!
    Love how you've flipped the sketch and the kraft card is fab. Fabulous 'birdies' and I see you managed to get some glimmer mist in there (tee-hee).
    Isn't it great to be back - I've just missed it so much.
    hugs Heather xx

  10. Oh this is brilliant, love the cute birds and love the BG paper you've used.

  11. I love love love this card!
    Great job!

  12. Hi Jo,
    Stunning card, the owl is so sweet and I LOVE these BG papers.
    I really like the little tag as well! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  13. Hi Jo, congratulations on your fantastic card! I love kraft, and the way you have used it here with the Mellow papers and little owls is great. Well done! Anthea xo.

  14. So glad the challenge blog has relaunched, who could resist BG??
    I LOVE this creation you've made, Kraft cardstock is pretty much my favorite thing ever!! Really striking card, great work!!

  15. Fabulous card,love your sweet owl ~ Mel

  16. Fantastic card Jo. The layout is stunning and the papers are delish :D Gorgeous little birdies too! Love the sentiment :D

    I'm doing ok now thanks. Now that Chemo is finished I can start looking forward instead of being in limbo :D

    Kimmi xx

  17. What a lovely card! You have included so many unique elements and the result is wonderful. I especially like the birds :-)
    Lisa J

  18. Great card! I love these natural colours!

  19. OMG this card is even more gorgeous in the flesh than the photo lets on! It is wonderful Jo, I love all the details! Thank you! Kimx


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Thanks !

Jo x

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