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Saturday, 17 October 2009

BasicGrey Challenges


Good morning and here we are again with another BasicGrey Challenge for you. I know I'm always saying it but I just can't believe how quickly a fortnight passes by !

This week we have a colour combo for you :




Yes, these colours screamed Christmas/Winter to me but we have such a talented DT on BasicGrey Challenges that a lot of the cards are non-Christmas ones so check them out for inspiration !



The DP's are the new BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses papers - wow these are so gorgeous. I wasn't too sure about them at first but as I started using them I loved them more and more with every sheet !

Now I picked up a fantastic tip the other evening while browsing through my emails. I had a newsletter from Joanna Sheen and one of the hints and tips on there was this.....

When you are laying up images and papers and don't have any card to match the papers/colours you have coloured your image with, edge a piece of white card with the colours you have chosen to colour your image or matches the papers !

Well, I had never in a million years thought of that easy and obvious tip ! So, there you go. All the pieces of layering card are white pieces of card that I have edged with a dusky rose and marsh green ProMarker pen - simples !!

The image is of course the gorgeous Anya and she has been coloured with ProMarkers. I masked Anya and stamped some random snowflakes to the background and brushed some pearl Perfect Pearls to them. I love the effect it has given. I have also edged the image in stickles.

The silver ribbon is from my local shop.

The flower I made using my EK Success retro flower punches (I think you might see a lot of these flowers now !) and I have covered the petals in Twinklets and added a BasicGrey Wassail epoxy brad to the centre.

The sentiment is a Melissa Frances transfer.

I am also entering my card in Willow Sketchie's challenge this week. Willow Sketchie is now taking cards with any image on them, not just their own and this week they have a fab sketch to follow which was designed by my mate Zoe who is one very clever and talented chick !! Zoe makes the most amazing cards and has a gorgeous blog but for some unknown reason she seems to be one of those bloggers who can't get a seat on the front row (if you know what I mean). Please hop over to her blog and have a look at her fantastic, gorgeous creations and tell her what a talented young lass she is ! This is Zoe's sketch and its a beauty to work with. I shall definitely be using this one again.





We look forward to seeing all your amazing creations.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend, looks like its going to be a nice sunny one (cross fingers !).

Don't forget to enter my BasicGrey Blog Candy ! All you have to do is CLICK HERE ! This will be closing later on this evening so make sure you get your name down for this one !

Thank you for visiting me and for any comments you may leave.

55 comments:

  1. yoo hoo Jo.x..I luv luv luv it and that little flower you've very cleverly done. Thanks for joining us at WSC this week.xx

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  2. I love your style, your card is really beautiful and full of fantastic detailing x

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  3. Hiya Jo, know what you mean about the fortnight's whizzing by, I don't know where this one has gone either! Hope you're well sweetie and had a good week. Your card is fantastic! Such a sweet Anya and I love how you did the snowflakes behind her. The Eskimo kisses papers are so pretty, I love them too. Gorgeous flower, looking forward to seeing more of them. Speak soon, hugs, Chris xx

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  4. Oh JO this is awesome love anya and her clothes and the background is really clever , i treid this with edging but it went all wonky!
    Love your flower too!! Fab card hun


    Hugs Di xxx

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  5. Ahhh Jo Your card this challenge is absolutely stunning and you have used so many fabulous tips and techniques! I love the snowflakes with the Perfect Pearls that is so pretty! Anya is gorgeous and your colouring is perfection! Just adore your card, hun! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Hugs,t

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  6. WOW! This is a beauty Jo and the papers are wonderful.... great choice (wink)! Your top tip from Joanna is fabby, I always waster far too much coloured paper and card when matting and layering so I'll be giving that one a go!
    Stunning card my lovely!!
    Hugs Tara xx

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  7. Really lovely card Jo, the papers are lovely and I love the image. Thanks for joining us this week at WSC.
    xx

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  8. I so love this card! You colored her so beautifully. I just have to get this basic grey pack!

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  9. This is really pretty hunni, i adore those Eskimo Kisses papers, yet to get some for myself but sooo cant wait to get my hands on them, Loving the Anya image you have used too, perfect for these gorgeous papers and all the embellies and little details are just perfect :)


    xx

    Martine

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  10. Anya looks terrific with these BG papers. Very pretty, Jo :)

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  11. She is a beauty and I just love that Eskimo Kisses paper too with those pretty snowflakes! Hugs from Michigan

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  12. This is beautiful Jo! I love your use of the Eskimo Kisses paper and the sparkly flower is great!
    Anthea xo

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  13. Gorgeous card, Jo
    I just love the colours and papers, beautiful design.

    Karen x

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  14. I just love your cards!!!
    They always look stunning ;)

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  15. Love your pearly snowflakes round Anya - lovely card!

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  16. waw it s a adorable card, i like this kind of stamp , it is so sweet
    hugssss
    helen =)

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  17. This is stunning Jo! I love those papers & especially that flower.

    Have a good weekend.

    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  18. THIS IS THE SCAVENGER HUNT DESTINATION! COMMENT HERE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BIG BASIC GREY PRIZE!
    Luv
    Heidi

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  19. YooHoo, I found it!!!!! I love the card and the giveaway. I am a "silver" kinda girl so the bow was a great touch. Thanks, ms.cheryl

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  20. I knew I had seen this pretty card on a blog I followed. It actually inspired me to make a Christmas card in Pink and Green. :)

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  21. Yay ~ I found it :) Very pretty card ~ I love these non traditional Christmas and anything with an Anya is a winner in my book.

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  22. Gorgeous card Jo - love those papers and your colouring is fab.
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

    PS I found it from SSS blog!!

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  23. Fab card, so cute image and fab coloured! Love the papers! Hugs,Moni

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  24. Your card is so sweet and nice :) I like it! :)

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  25. Beautiful card, love these scrummy yummy papers and adorable image!

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  26. Woohoo I found you using the hunt on Simon says stamp. It's a gorgeous card. love those eskimo papers and your flower is just so pretty. xx

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  27. I, too, arrived through the SSS hunt.
    Love the card - so bright and cheery.

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  28. Gorgeous card love the papers and the image used - found the card via Heidi's simon says go find this card challenge

    hugs Vicky x

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  29. I found it! What a lovely card - love all the sparkle!
    hugs!
    Gini

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  30. Found you, gorgeous card i love the papers very pretty. luv gina xx

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  31. hallo Jo,

    ja ich hab doch gewußt, das ich die wunderschöne Karte bei dir gesehen hab, mußte sie doch wiederfinden für Simon Stamp Blog

    lg gila

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  32. WOW!!! Beautiful card!!!
    Really sweet...

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  33. Great card....glad I found your blog!

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  34. Woohoo - I knew it was your card, Jo!!! Great stuff. Love the papers and sparkle.

    Julie

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  35. Yey!! I found you! Your card is gorgeous, I love your coloring and this paper is so cute :)
    Hugs
    Hazel

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  36. The card is fantastic. The flower really adds a lot

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  37. Such a sweet card....love the BG papers. LindaC

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  38. I knew it was you Jo! I subscribe to your blog since I love all your creations! I love this little stamp, she is a sweetie! You're card is so pretty!! :)

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  39. Wow, what a wonderful trip around the world getting here. I just started coming to Simon says after your blog entry about Wendy so this was the first time I was able to visit your design team blogs, they are all awesome.
    I love this card and the tip about not having the right color paper. Thanks alot

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  40. Great I found it...
    Very cute card!
    Hugs,
    Mo

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  41. Wahoo, found you for the Simon says stamp Giveaway :)
    Gorgeous card - Love those papers!!

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  42. What a gorgeous card! Just stunning! I love that image & those papers :)

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  43. WOW! This is gorgeous! Love it!!

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  44. your fantastic work wasnt hard to find Jo lol...stunning card and what a great tip about edging your paper
    Mina xxx

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  45. oohh I am definitely losing my marbles ,,, I was sure i had left a comment on here I did come to see it and thought how lovely it is !!,,, sorry Jo, I was too busy sdmiring it to remember the comment bit :-)

    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  46. Yeah i found the blog! i just love the shading on the card. beautiful!! Tara xx

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  47. Fab card and great tip! Thanks for sharing hub :)

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  48. Fabulous cards - you make everything look so fantastic!

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  49. Yohoooo!!! I found you!!!
    I wondered who made this pretty card,I couldnt figure it out from the styles,I only knew that one designer it wouldnt be,so it took me a bit of searching!
    I love this frosty card!

    Greetings from Stempelientje.

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  50. Jo this card is sensational - love the layout and the fabulous papers - which are so scrummy - and you teamed it up with my favourite stamps! Its gorgeous
    love tasha xx

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Thanks !

Jo x

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