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Saturday, 1 October 2011

White Rabbits and Double DT day for Basic Grey and CES Challenges- two cards though!!

Hello peeps - Have you said White Rabbits this morning, now it's the 1st of the month?  October 1st - can you believe it - and it's been glorious here in London!!  Hardly the sort of weather for my first card which is for our new challenge at Basic Grey Challenges  where our theme is Nursery Rhymes or Fairy Tales.  I've gone with Hanzel and Gretel although it could also be the Gingerbread Man!  And of course Christmas themed!! 
 My card is made with  another fantastic image from Mo Manning. Witches Trick which you can find here.  Can't tell you how much I love her, so great to colour!! 
I cut out the Gingerbread man shaped card with the Tim Holtz die that I got last year - just missing the edge so that the arms joined up!  The flower is made with my Basic Grey item - again the Nordic Holidays 6x6 pad, another big fave of mine at the minute. ( Purchased from Crafty Emma's Online store!!)
I've then dabbed the edges with Snowcap TH  acrylic dabber for the snowy effect The only thing I'm not so happy with is his face - made out of Card Candy - any suggestions? 
There are so many wonderful images out there for this theme and the DT team over at Basic Grey Challenges have done themselves proud with the cards!!  Do take a look!

If you want to play along, as usual we are being sponsored by Simon Says stamps,  and you could win a $25 dollar voucher to spend in the on-line store!

Simon Says Stamp $25 Credit Voucher

I'm entering this card into the Simon Says Challenge whose theme is Anything Goes this time around.
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CES Challenge - Gorgeous Girls!!
This is my card for this week's theme at CES Challenges ( well, I don't think the warty witch above quite fit the bill  for this challenge, do you!!)


For my card, I've used this oh-so-gorgeous image from Crafts and Me!!  I've matched her up with these awesome My Mind's Eye Papers - A Beautiful Life, purchased from Crafty Emmas On line Store, along with the 6x6 card blanks, flowers and leaves, pins, pearls and dew drops, and the wooden buttons!!

The frame was cut with the Fiskars Rose Border and corner punch and the lace is a bit of vintage that I had in my stash! All the mats and image were distressed with TH inks - Vintage Photo, mostly.


Crafty Emma's store is of course our regular sponsor and you could win a fabby £10 voucher to spend with her  - and she has 20% off nearly everything at the moment - bargain!!

I'm entering this card into the Crafts and Me challenge where the  theme is Flowers!

Have fun with the challenges, make the most of the weather and I'll see you soon!! 

26 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Julie - from an old crone fabulously done - LOVE IT! - to a gorgeous gal equally fabulous! AMAZING!
xXx

Larrik said...

Обе открыточки замечательные !

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Stunning!! Your gingerbread witch is A-mazing. Love that white edging. I would just make the eyes black on your gingerbread man - colour a card candy and put it over the top to see what it would look like before you stick it down!!!
Your girly card is just perfect. I always love your attention to detail.
Caroline xxx

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I LOVE this image of Mo's - it really is such fun to color and use! Your card is wonderful - the colors, the gingerbread man - everything!

Wishing you a happy weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

coops said...

wow these are amazing julie.really love your hansel and gretel card, the shape is brilliant and stunning image (reminds me of my nan who couldn`t bake for toffee,lol)
also love your 2nd card, beautiful image and stunning colouring and details.
i really love both of these, i could sit and look at them all day :D

xx coops xx

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Julie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
wowzer she is stunning, awesome colouring, a beautiful card, sue,x

Sarah said...

Hi Julie, two very different cards, but two equally stunning cards! Mo's images are just wonderful aren't they and the other card is just beautiful. Sarah

gina g said...

Hi yer darling these are both gorgeous hun i love the shape of the top one and the crafts and me is beautiful such a pretty image and fabulous colouring. I hope you and yours are keeping well. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Lorraine said...

Wow, I love both of these! Amazing coloring and designs! Gorgeous!

karen said...

WOW stunning Julie, awesome colouring as always, might have to get this image!! hugs, Karenxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Love your Witch hun she is fab!
Ya gorgeous girl is fantastic, just love the border & your colouring is fab as always!
Hugs Shell xx

Donna said...

Stunning cards Julie, fab combination of papers and colours on both, your witchy poo card is amazing, such beautiful added detail :) Donna ♥ x

Anonymous said...

Wow - I love the frame on this, gorgeous! The image is great too! Sheena xx

Jennifer said...

Hi Julie. I love both! Masterpieces as always xx Jenny x

Becca Fabozzi said...

great creations! THanks so much for joining us at SImon Says Stamp

MIE(Mieko) said...

Your cards are stunning. Love the Gingerbread man shaped card! hugs Mieko xx

Rica said...

Both wonderful cards Julie, from the so beautifully created to one amazingly created, both so beautifully creative !!!

hugs
Heather xx

kaylou said...

Oooh Julie I love this ... your colouring the papers tha style... just love it.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Mina said...

wow Julie I love how you used Mo's witch what a brilliant idea to make the card gingerbread man shape...wow wow wow to your lush colouring on the other
Mina xxx

jules said...

wow stunning Julie!!! your so talented!! isn't the image of that girl beautiful?!

pickle said...

Lovin the first card the shape and of course mo's image is fab. The second card is a definate WOW stunning colouring!
Kerry x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Super fantastic cards Julie. Love your gingerbread man - so clever !

Hugs,

Jo x

Lena B E said...

I love your card with the gingerbread man! :)
It´s so sweet. :)
Thanks for your nice comment in my blog.
Hugs Lena

Grenouille Greetings said...

AND I know I wrote one for here too. It was clear you were having a great hair day with your Crafts and Me image! Beautiful! And your Mo on Gingerbread Man is SUCH a fabulous idea and beautifully done! Love Lesley

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Julie, I had to get over here and tell you just how WONDERFUL and creative your gingerbread card is!!!!!!!! Beautiful!!!! Very clever and such a treat for the eyes!!
hugs, Janiel