Saturday 19 September 2009

BasicGrey Challenges

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Well, I can't believe another fortnight has just flown by - where on Earth does the time go ? Your inspirations from the photograph last time were amazing and all so different too, they were such a pleasure to look at.

This week, we have another enjoyable challenge for you - Embossing ! This can be dry embossing, heat embossing or any other form of embossing you can think of !! Don't forget you could be in with a chance of winning all those scrummy BasicGrey goodies !

I just knew when I saw this challenge that I had to use my new Quickutz goodies which I received during the week. I have been after these leaf die cuts for months and even had an order placed with an online craft store for them and after waiting for 6 months I was just about to give up when a few blogging buddies suggested I try Scrapbuggy in the USA for them and guess what ? They arrived within a week ! I can't believe I have waited for soooo long !! In fact, my refund from the online craft store took longer than these dies took to order and arrive and even then it wasn't plain sailing and I had to get "huffy" to get my refund properly !

Never mind, I had fun playing in the end !

The base card is Bazzill kraft.

The DP's are BasicGrey "Mellow".

The brown, orange, green and gold card are Core'dinations.

I embossed the bottom panel of the card with my Quickutz embossing folder "leaves" and then sanded it. I then sprayed it with Harvest Orange and Gold Glimmer Mists. It looks very pretty in real life as the sanded parts have soaked up the Harvest Orange Glimmer Mist and are all orangey and sparkly. Very Autumnal.

The image is a fabby image which I love at this time of year from Toodles and Binks and these little chaps are called "Matthieu and Arthur". The have been coloured with ProMarkers.

Colours : Skin - ivory, blush and Copic E01. Hair - tan and chestnut. Hat and top - marsh green and pumpkin. Trousers - chestnut. Arthur - tan, cinnamon, cocoa and chestnut. Leaves - marsh green and chestnut. Lolly - Copic R29 lipstick red and Prismacolor Premier sunburst yellow.

The leaves have been die cut with a Quickutz cookie cutter die called "leaf shapes". I inked the edges with some brown distress ink.

The ribbon is from my stash.

The buttons are all BasicGrey.

Don't forget that my blog candy will be ending later today and I will be adding a new kit later this evening and believe me - you will definately want the next one !!

Hope you all have a great Saturday and manage to get some crafting time in ! We look forward to seeing all your embossed creations !

Thank you for your visit and for any comments you may leave - it's so kind.



  1. Oh this is just gorgeous Jo :-) The image is just soo cute and the leaf embossing and die cuts are just perfect ! Love the paper too,,, perfect :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Beautiful card Jo! I love these papers and your colouring is fantastic-I hope I can do as well when I use my markers, Anthea xo.

  3. I love this card Jo, so much fun and such a cutie image! The embossing looks yummy too and the leaves are the perfect compliment. Can't believe you had so much trouble getting the die but I'm glad it's all sorted now!
    Have a fabby weekend with lots of fun my friend ;o)
    Hugs Tara xx

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous Jo! I just love the combination of everything, the colours, image, embellies, they all work so beautifully together, it's a real eye catcher. Those leaf dies are gorgeous, I can see why you wanted them so much but sorry you had such a hard time getting your refund! Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs, Chris xx

  6. This is so cute Jo. Lovely Autumny colours. Love your die cut leaves and the embossing.

    Kat x

  7. This little guy is really cute! The papers you chose are wonderful. Adorable, Jo :)

  8. Gorgeous card, Love the leaves, so autumnal and glad you got the refund sorted!
    Hey - not long now.....5 more sleeps :)

  9. This is gorgeous Jo - love that cute image, fabulous embossing
    and fantastic detail which compliment perfectly. Glad you got your leaves eventually.
    hugs Heather xx


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