Hasn't Blogger been a bad boy for the last couple of days (definitely male!!), but seems to behaving himself now which is just as well as I have a double post for today with my cards for Basic Grey and CES Challenges.
First up is my Basic Grey card and the theme for this week is Mix and Match. There are so many lovely collections by Basic Grey that don't just have to be used as a collection but actually mix rather nicely with each other too.
I've made an easel card, using Lime Ricky and Granola 12x12 papers, and Boxer and Wisteria 6x6 pads. The image is a new Simply Sassy from Sugar Nellie (have just ordered a couple of the new releases too!) and I'v coloured her with my Promarkers and Copics. The flowers I've cut from the 12x12 Granola page - I rather like them like this - and threaded them with Bakers Twine.
The corners can be found at Wild Orchid Crafts and the butterflies are punched with Martha Stewart and Woodware punches. The sentiment frame is by Waltzing Mouse and cut with Nesties.
My lovely teamies at Basic Grey have got some gorgeous cards to show you - I'm sure you'll be inspired and want to mix up those Basic Grey papers or other Basic Grey goodies that you have in your stash. Don't forget that our regular sponsor, Simon Says, is also offering a fab $25 voucher to spend with them and it could be you!!
On to our challenge at CES Challenges and this week it was my turn to set the theme! It's my gorgeous daughter, Holly's 23rd birthday today so in celebration of that I've chosen the theme of Holidays!! Happy Birthday Lovely!!
I've used a very neglected image that I'm not even sure if I've ever inked up - this lovely Anya image which I've coloured with my Promarkers.
I've used First Edition Up Up and Away papers, from Emma's store here. The flowers, (apart from my homemade one), buttons, dew drops and Baker's Twine are also from Emma's store. The little basket was a purchase from the NEC last year and I used a small piece of gingham fabric for the napkin. The shells are from the beach
Hope you like the theme and hope you'll join in the challenge. Need to wrap a few presents now and write my daughter's card - I'll show you this another day!