Saturday 14 November 2009

BasicGrey Challenges

Good morning on this very wet and windy morning. I thought we were going to be blown over during the night !!

What a very busy week I have had this week what with my little girls being poorly with sickness and now are both streaming with colds, hubby's been at home under my feet (back to work tomorrow so I might be able to get my routine back !), all the after school activities with extras tagged on for dancing exams and I picked up my new car !!! It's been a long time waiting I can tell you but its now firmly with me and its wonderful ! I'm so pleased with it.

Anyway, enough waffling. You are here to see what we have for you over at BasicGrey Challenges this week. Well, its all about glitz and bling so we want you to get all your sparkly bits out !

The DP's are BasicGrey Wisteria.

The image is one of the new fairies from Lili of the Valley which I picked up with many more at the NEC ! and she has been coloured with ProMarkers and Stickles and a Copic spica pen used on the wings, tiara, flowers and outside edge of the image.

The bling has been taken from a Prima pack of swirly gems.

The blue half pearls are from Quixotic Paperie.

The flowers (which are an inspiration from the Magnolia DT girls, Tab and Kim) are from Wild Orchid Crafts and are just gorgeous. I could have gone mad buying every single colour in the flowers but I was very good and stuck to ivory and white and thought I would have a go at add a touch of colour with my ProMarkers/distress ink. The blue is from a ProMarker pen. I think I should have used a lighter colour but all in all, I think it worked well. Cheaper than buying them in every colour anyway !!! Tell me what you think, good or bad ? I won't be offended if bad, I don't want to look silly now, do I ?!

The pearls in the flowers are from Hobbycraft and the leaves have been cut from a Woodware punch. I have added silver glimmer mist and stickles to the flowers.

The sentiment is a Melissa Frances transfer.

Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring this week's challenge with a fantastic prize of Indian Summer goodies. I have just bought these papers and they are so delish in real life, such vibrant, warm colours - you will love them.

My lovely teamies have made some stunning creations again for you this week so please pop over and have a look and leave them some nice comments.

There is still time to enter my blog candy. I will be closing this later on today so make sure you get your name down !

Have a great day and a very happy crafty weekend !

Thank you for your visit and for any comments you may leave. I'm hoping that I might be able to get around and visit you more this coming week. I am sorry for my lack of commenting and visits.

Don't forget to enter my BasicGrey Blog Candy. You can enter HERE !


  1. Fantstic card! Love the colours and the image is soo cute!...Hope everyone`s feeling well soon. xxx

  2. Hi sweetie - wondered where you were - hope the girls are a little better now (or should I say a lot better now). So happy you got your new car and are enjoying it - I just want my old one here with me lol.
    Fabulous card Jo - so pretty - love your new Lily of the Valley fairy - she's adorable and your colours and colouring so beautiful.....gorgeous flower arrangement.
    hugs Heather xx

  3. Ooh wow, this is stunning Jo! I love the gems and the flowers look sooo pretty! Glad to hear your girls are feeling better now! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  4. Beautiful card Jo, I love the bling and this gorgeous image!.x

    wishing your girlies well real

  5. wonderful card very classy indeed

  6. Very pretty, Jo. Wisteria is the perfect choice for a fairy image. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. a gorgeous card Jo,
    love the image and your flower detail is gorgeous.
    hugs Rachxx

  8. Afternoon Jo. It sounds like you've been having a time of it lately. Hopefully your girls will have got all the bugs out of the way in good time for Christmas.
    Enjoy your new car, once the winds have gone. We seem to have missed the worst of them here in Yorkshire.
    I love your card. It's such a pretty image and the flower and leaf spray is just gorgeous.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


  9. Wow Jo beautiful card ,love the image and the flowers so pretty
    hugs Dawnxxx

  10. Wow Jo beautiful card ,love the image and the flowers so pretty
    hugs Dawnxxx

  11. This is just gorgeous Jo. I love the colours you used.

    Kat x

  12. Sorry you've had such a poorly household ;o( I hope you manage to avoid the snuffles!!
    Your card is a beauty and i adore the floral creation..... colouring the edges is a perfect idea and you really did it beautifully!
    So you got your new car then? Woohoo!
    G did okay today with her trial but I think she'll need lots of practice taking the lenses in and out!!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend ;o)
    Big hugs, Tara xxx
    PS. I loved the suspenders comment on the forum, wink!

  13. What a gorgeous card Jo, the flowers are great and what a good idea to just buy ivory and white and colour them yourself.
    So glad you have got your new car and I hope the girls are soon better.
    Hugs Jackie x

  14. Jo this is such a beautiful card!
    Stunning love all the fabulous details and your image is just lovely!
    So glad you have your new car!
    Hope your girls are better soon (((HuGs))). Wow to think it was only a week ago that we met again! Such fun will catch up again in the week BiG HuGs Kim :)

  15. Wow Jo beautiful, adore the wodnerful flower in the corner so pretty and such a cute image. Do hope you had a good weekend and that everyone is well after all them illnesses :( Enjoy the car. Kimx

  16. Beautiful work Jo! Love these Wisteria papers (great minds think alike :) ), and the flowers and bling are gorgeours too.
    Thanks for your lovely comments,
    Anthea xo

  17. Hiya Jo, oh this is gorgeous, love the subtle colour scheme, beautiful image and your floral arrangment is stunning xx vicki xx

  18. This card is great, Jo!!! I love all the bling on your card! :-)


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