Saturday 24 January 2009

BasicGrey Challenge #19

This week over at the BasicGrey Challenge Blog......

"For this weeks challenge we would like you to follow a recipe, you can of course add more embellishments etc to your creations but please make sure to use all of the ingredients in the recipe on your creations, and of course not forgetting to use at least one item from BasicGrey"

2 Patterned papers
1 Button
1 Ribbon and Bow
3 Brads

This is what I managed to "cook" up this week !

The two patterned papers are BasicGrey Euphoria, one of which I edged with my Martha Stewart punch (as you do !).

The button is a BasicGrey button but I am not sure which collection this is from.

The two ribbons are from my stash. I think the blue one came from Cleo Crafts.

The three little button brads I think maybe Dovecraft ones (sorry to be so vague !).

The image is House Mouse, Happy Hoppers "Balloon Journey" which I coloured with my ProMarkers. I used some glossy accents on the balloons.

The blue and yellow card are from the new Papermania stack (this is great and so handy and the colours are gorgeous). I added some doodled stitching which is just as bad as me being let loose on a sewing machine !!

I also decorated the inside of the card too with some more Euphoria paper and that pesky punch again !

Yellow card from the Papermania stack and a sentiment from DoCrafts.

I'm looking forward to visiting you to sample your creations this week. At least it won't be fattening !!

Please also pop into the blogs of my fellow team mates. It always amazes me how different our creations can be to one another and what a talented bunch of lovely ladies I am working with.

On that note I would like to say huge congratulations to my team mate Anthea who has also had her work published in the BasicGrey gallery. Well done that girl !! You can see her cards here and here.

Hope you all have a great weekend and find some time for some crafting !


  1. Yes - I gotta put up with u again!
    Not difficult, in fact a pleasure.
    Can't wait - it's great to be in at the ground (or whatever that saying is).
    hugs Heather xx

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  3. Last comment should be in the post below - my brain cells are frozen up today.
    Right on to this post.
    Gorgeous - I love the way you've coloured Hoppy on his baloon ride - those baloons are amazing. Love the colours you've used also.
    hugs Heather xx

  4. Fabby card Jo, so pretty! You're such a good girl decorating the insides as well, I keep on forgetting!! I think the ribbon is yummy and will be on the lookout for something similar when I go to Hobbycraft later. Told myself my spending limit today is just a tenner........ game on!!

  5. Absolutely beautiful card Jo, it's so fresh and pretty and your colouring is stunning. I love how you made the balloons glossy and your faux stitching looks brilliant, I thought it was real sewing. The inside is so pretty too and I agree with you about that mat stack, the colours are yummy. Chris x

  6. Jo, your card is soooo sweet! Just love the papers, the colour combo and, of course, the adorable image of Hoppy. It's coloured to perfection...the balloons look fabulous! I think I am going to start decorating the insides of my cards...yours just looks so beautiful!!!
    just love it!!!!

  7. this is so sweet jo, what a lovely card all the papers look fantastic as well

    Sarah x

  8. Fab card Jo, love the colouring and decorating the inside of the card is such a fab idea


  9. Hi Jo, gorgeous card, love those HM stamps! Your colouring is fab and love the colour combo, love everything about it!!


    Thanks for asking about Don, he is doing okay x

  10. Hi Jo, this is lovely I love the colours the ribbon is so pretty and the image so cute! congrats on all your dt jobs well deserved. joey xxx

  11. Hi Jo, thanks for your lovely comments, it's great to be recognised in the gallery. Your card is just gorgeous, I love that Martha Stewart punch; we don't have Martha Stewart in Australia, though... hugs, Anthea xx

  12. What a cute image! the colors are so spring, the card is just adorable!

  13. This is absolutely lovely! I love this image and I like how you've coloured the balloons - it looks really pretty!
    Love, Georgia xx

  14. oh wow gorgeous card Jo, this bunny is adorable ~ I love your colouring and gorgeous embellishments.
    Tracie :)x

  15. Hi again!!!
    I have an award for you on my blog, hun!!!

  16. Oooh i love how you have decorated the inside of the card!! I have only done this a few times - i should really do it more often it is stunning. I find myself having trouble trying to part with papers to put on the front - let alone using them on the inside LOL
    I just tagged you over at me craftyheaven of a blog sweetie,
    take care
    Zoe x x

  17. yummy floaty card!
    Congrats on you Colour create DT role. Looking forward to all the Dt cards and the first challenge.
    Sandra xx

  18. Wow Jo this is a stunning card!
    the inside tooo - Aw! Adorable!!


  19. Oh this is fab Jo, really beautiful, I love the way the bullons stick out. Kim

  20. What a gorgegous card you made for this challenge!!! Your coloring is just breathtaking!!! It reminds me of the Beatrix Potter images.
    So very cute!!! Great job!!!

  21. Lovely card Jo! The bunny stamp is just adorable!! Your blog is great :)
    Peace & love
    Alison xx

    PS - thanks for your kind comments on my blog :)


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