Saturday, 29 September 2012

Ribbon and Lace.

Hi everyone ! - it's time for our new challenge here at Basic Grey Challenges.
Thanks to everyone who entered our last Challenge - we'll be back shortly to announce the lucky winner. 

Now onto our new challenge  - we would like you to see the theme of ....

Ribbons and Lace

As always, our wonderful sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering one lucky winner a fab $25 shopping spree in the Simon Says Superstore, just think of the goodies you could treat yourself to with that !!
(Please note: This is a voucher code that entitles the winner to a $25 saving off their order in Simon Says Stamp, P+P charges will still apply unless the conditions are met to earn free P+P, please check here if you would like to see these conditions)

My Basic Grey product is used from Sweet Threads and used with one of Mo's delightful image called 'Ragged Romeo' and I coloured her with Copics.
The lace and flower are from Wild Orchid, and the ribbon from my stash and added with a few pearls, I finish it off with a small Spellbinders hearts.

I shall be trying getting up this weekend as I shall be away at the end of this month taking my stupid computer back to the UK and have it 'sorted out' or if all fails into the canal!!!
I shall of course be making the obligatory trip which NEC which just happens to coincide of course!!!
I do look forward to catch up to many of you, but meanwhile thanks for dropping by and have a brilliant weekend.

Mo's challenge   -  Ribbons and bows
Stampin' for the weekend - feeling floral
Crafts and me - favourite colour - pink
Paperplay challenge - flowers and lace
Sweet stampin' - vintage

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Simon Says.................Anything Goes

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the Emboss It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is...............


The design team have created some awesome projects for your inspiration, we are all featuring October Afternoon products this week, ou don't have to use them to join in but we would love to see them used if you have them.

My image is one of Sarah Kay's called Angels Rejoice which I have been coloured with Copics and cut out with a Spellbinders Ovals
We the DT's are featuring October Afternoon - I had wanted some papers but silly me forgot to add it onto my list, fortunately I had added one of there Farmhouse Wrap Back which is gorgeous and reminds me of Choir Boys which made me rush out for the Saray Kay's image.
I used three types of papers - two were Magnolia's  Stitching Red and  Holly Sheet, as I wanted a greyish colour I chose Prima's Nature Garden.
I used a Martha Stewart Snowflake and coated it with  Stardust Stickles.
I used Magnolia flowers with a Gerdenia and Cherri Blossoms and Small Roses


As always Heidi will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!!

We look forward to joining you at............

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Everybody Art Challenge is Autumn

We have reached Autumn at Everybody Art challenge - this seems to be all I am doing at the moment LOL!!
This is one of the Swiss Pixies - I bought this some years ago of a DT challenge - but you will see what you have arrived!!! The wrong image had been sent - I coloured her hair pumpkin coloured and cut her out for a stalk on her head - I decided not to bother this time!!!

I coloured Pippi (or whoever !!) with copics and sat her behind a WOJ gate.
The papers are Basic Grey's Mellow and added leaves and flowers from my Crealies.
The sentiment is from Magnolia.

This is the inside - I don't know why I have included that, I haven't added a sentiment as yet and it is all  bery boring!!!

Monday, 24 September 2012

House Mouse & Friends - Autumn and/or Harvest

Our super talented Teamie, Dorte Kvist is hosting this one and she has chosen the theme:

* A U T U M N *  and/or  * HA R V E S T *
Make anything that reminds you of Autumn. It could be related to Fall, School, Pumpkins, changing leaves, Halloween, etc.. the sky is the limit with the Season of change.
Please remember to use the current challenge code when uploading your projects to any online galleries. Ths helps us find your work more easily. 
The Code for this challenge is; HMFMC129.

**We are VERY proudly SPONSORED by the wonderful**

One lucky winner will get a $25 Gift Certificate.
 This is good for shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs store HERE.

A great BIG THANK YOU goes out to the good folks at House-Mouse Designs for their amazing generosity! :)

It is certainly feeling like Autumn now, there is a definite  'nip'  in the air  during From dust to  dawn.
This is my favorite image for this season although I think I should probably get a new one!!!
The image is called 'Autumn Wardrobe'  and called with Copics and Polychromos. 
The papers is from my stash so ??? I added some small leaves I picked up at my supermarket. a LOTV sentiment and a shall gold threaded bow.

Now I shall go and put my card onto the challenge blog -  I put it in a couple of my day ago  put bizarre things happen with my blog/compunter - that one has taken a walk-about!! 

Friday, 21 September 2012

Pheww - got here at last!!!.

This has sat in my computer for about 10/12 days - I thought it was time to publish it so this is a  quick post  - if I don't do it soon I will need to give poor Tilda a coat of snow!!! 

I used Tilda with Hawaii Flower and coloured her in Distress Refills - I did this image twice and intended to colour her in another colour but every time I use this image I end up doing her in blur - I will do it again - I'm determined to do another colour.
The image is cut with a Spellbinder's Floral Oval
I used a Magnolia Doohickey Swirly Butterfly and Leaf and a fariety of flowers and sprinkled Stardust Stickles around.

This is the inner of the card and below the glitter although I don't know why I bothered as it still down't show

Make it Monday  - always everything  goes.
Lovely hAnglar   -  Anything
Simply Magnolia  -  Anything Goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers  -  Monochrome
Stampavie & More  - Glitter
Charisma Cardz - Things with Wings

Thanks for stopping buy and I hope you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Simon Says........Emboss It !

This week the challenge is ...........

EMBOSS IT ............ heat and/or dry 

This week we are asked to either Hot or Dry embossing - in my usual 'wishy washy' way I coundn't make my mind up - so - I decided to both together!! A bit of an experiment - I used white so sadly it doesn't photograph too well but it looks beautiful in Real Life especially with snowflakes. I shall certainly do it again and dry a colour.

My image is sweet Pia by Sarah Kay and coloured with  Copics and cut with Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Classic scallops.
I use a Cuttlebug with the Textile embossing folder - I used Stampendous Gloss embossing ink with a use a Ranger Brayer and then coated it with pearl Perfect Pearls Pastels.
The background paper is Dear Lizzy Neapolitan which I punched the top and bottom edges with  Martha Stewart and added them with Simplicity Lace
I used a variety of flowers which were used the Gloss embossing ink to the dauber with  the Stampendous Glitter kit.
I added a Maya Road Trinket Pin with a bow.
I now must add on my wish list a Acrylic Blocks - the state of mine are disgusting!!!



As always Heidi will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

We look forward to 

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