Saturday 2 October 2010

BasicGrey Challenges - Sparkle and New Design Team Members

Phew, what a week it has been, full of surprises, puzzles and very busy as usual. Still, its lovely to see the sunshine this morning after Thursday and Friday were such washouts, that always makes us feel chirpier !

Well, not only do we have a new challenge for you over at BasicGrey Challenges today but we also have four new Design Team Members ! Hop over to the Challenge Blog to meet them and have a look at their fantastic cards for this challenge. Would also be lovely if you could leave them a comment to make them feel at home !

Our challenge is SPARKLE so we want to see as much bling as you can muster on one creation (or two if you like !!).

There is a terrific prize of a $25 shopping spree with our sponsor, Simon Says Stamp !

As I used a Lili of the Valley stamp, I followed Bev's sketch over at the Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog for this card so I can also enter their challenge for the first time ever !

I am also entering these challenges :

Charisma Cardz - Christmas

Creative Inspirations - Christmas

Everybody-Art Challenge - Friends

The DP's I used are the new BasicGrey Christmas papers, Jovial. I was a bit unsure about them at first after using Wassail and Eskimo Kisses but I have grown to love them as they work so well together and have a vintage feel about them.

The image is from Lili of the Valley and I picked this up at Ally Pally (well, I had to fight for it at Ally Pally is the more appropriate wording !!). The lovely, super talented Jacqui was there demo-ing for all her worth and if you didn't know already, her cards are just stunning. I studied her colouring closely for this card as its actually quite intricate and I was bit unsure when it was in black and white as to which bits were which !!! The colouring has been done with ProMarkers.

I also added oodles of glamour mist to parts of the image and for a snow effect.

The sentiment is by Waltzingmouse Stamps.

The lace and buttons are from my stash.

The gorgeous, sparkly foliage in the corner is Antique Mistletoe (Raspberry) by Prima and I fixed a brown bow and some raffia to it.

We look forward to seeing all your sparkly creations and hope you can come along and play !

Thank you so much for your visit and for any comments you leave.

Have a great Saturday whatever you are doing !


  1. Wow,Jo!!!
    This card is magnificent!!!
    I love that vintage look.
    And image is perfect colored!
    Great details!
    I loooove this card!

  2. What a sweet card.
    Thanks for joining in the EAC-Challenge.


  3. Beautiful Jo, love that sweet image

  4. Wow this card is so beautiful!
    Love your colorwork! Thanks for joining this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge!

  5. Gorgeous card Jo. Love the papers and your pretty embellishment!

  6. Wow, so beautiful Jo! And I love your adorable image and coloring!

  7. how you added your sentiment.

  8. Jo, this card is so beautiful. I love everything about it. I have this stamp and I think you have created the prettiest card I have seen with it.

  9. Hi Jo - this is gorgeous, had a giggle about you not knowing which bit was which - I find that with many stamps LOL. Fabulous colours, colouring and papers and you've done it again with your leaves I just love the effects and also love the fabulous sentiment.
    hugs Heather xx

  10. Hi Jo, what a gorgeous Christmas card. The image and papers are beautiful. I love the way you've placed the sentiment, such a good idea. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  11. Ooh wow, this is such a beautiful Christmas card Jo! The image is so cute and I love the festive papers and embellishments you've used! :) Love, Georgia xx

  12. Absolutely wonderful colouring and gorgeous colours. The layout is just perfect, fabulous card!

  13. ooohh, i REALLY need that BG stack! love your card, Jo, and that sentiment is too sweet. gorgeous work, girl! thanks for playing at Charisma! xo

  14. Beautiful work hun! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

  15. I love the stamp and this card is just gorgeous. I love the layers and the holly accents.

    The warm browns make it nice and cosy. I wouldn't have thought to use warmer colours for Christmas, but am going to give it a try now. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Hi Jo! What an absolutely gorgeous card and such beautiful colouring and design, isn't that the stamp I managed to buy just slightly before you :D....and haven't stamped yet LOL! Well I wish it was still a week ago Saturday, it was brilliant to see you again and I'm looking forward to Nov! Oh and I had to buy that sewing stamp set you got, really loved it. Big hugs, Chris xx

  17. Such a lovely Christmas design. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee


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Jo x

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