Saturday 1 November 2008

BasicGrey Challenge Blog - Challenge # 9

"For this weeks challenge we would like to see you get all festive with your creations and create something in the theme of Christmas, I am sure you are probably all making your Christmas creations already so this one should be an easy one for you and if you haven't started your Christmas creations then this challenge is perfect for you :).

Last week was our guest designer Emma's last week with us, i hope you enjoyed your time with us as much as we loved having you part of the team emma, I hope you will continue to visit the blog and hopefully take part in some of our challenges :). This week though I hope you will all join me and the team in welcoming our new guest designer for the month of November, Donna, welcome to the team Donna we look forward to your contributions to the challenges this month"

This is my festive creation :

I used a green Bazzill card which I stamped with a Inkadinkado snowflake stamp and white Stazon.

After talking myself round to the fact that they had to be used and not just stroked, I used my new BasicGrey Wassail 6x6 pad and brads. These are a must this Christmas, they are so scrummy. I also used some new Elements Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock which is amazing and fantastic for that distressed look.

The snowman image is a stamp from Inkadinkado just called "Snowman" which I painted with distress inks, peeled paint, weathered wood, fired brick, spiced marmalade and antique linen. I had seen a technique used on Tara's blog where she had used a cracked glass technique with clear embossing powder. I had some Rangers Crackle Accents which I decided to use and then rubbed it when it was dried with some vintage photo distress ink. I think it distressed the image very well.

The sentiment is an Inkadinkado (Kathy Davis) stamp called "Share the Goodness) which was stamped in Brilliance coffee bean ink.

The flowers are Hero Arts flowers with spacers and BasicGrey Wassail brads and cinnamon Stickles added to the petals.

The snowflake charm is from e-bay.

I am looking forward to blog hopping again this week and seeing all your festive creations.


  1. You card is absolutely fabulous, Jo! I love your cracked glass effect that you got with the Crackle Accents (I had never heard of this product before thanks for sharing it with us)! The layout is fab too and I love the sentiment! Well, I love everything about it...really great!!!
    Hugs, t

  2. Fab card Jo, you're really on a roll! Love that crackled effect, I sense another purchase coming on, lol! xx

  3. Super Superb fantasic card JO. Yup, I guess you could say I love it lol

  4. Hi Jo

    Wow that snowman in amazing - it's great to see an alternative colour used. Very vintagy - gorgeous!


  5. Just fantastic Jo, i love the image you have used and the flowers work so well on a christmas card.

    By the way your White Santa card is just stunning as well

    Ssrah x

  6. This such a gorgeous awesome card! Very inspiring! I love the sentiment and the crackled look is one of my favorite techniques. Great job teamie!!

  7. Very pretty Jo! Love the coloring!

  8. I really love your crackle effect on this card. Fabulous. Kimx


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Jo x

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