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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Basic Grey Mixing it Up and CES Challenges Holiday

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!!

Simon Says Stamp $25 Credit Voucher
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!


Emma said...

Two beautiful cards Julie, love the colours and gorgeous details.
Hugs Emma x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, these are fabulous creations, gorgeous colours too, biggest of hugs love pops x x x

Faye said...

Oh Julie, how many totally beautiful cards can you cram into one post?! xxx

louise said...

Wow Julie love both cards your cards are always so gorgeous to look at with all the detail and beautiful colouring.
Louise xx

Marja Rolfes said...

Wow, Julie!! Both cards are beautiful! I love the way you color your images!! Well done!!
Dutch Tulip

Jacqui P said...

Two gorgous cards Julie!! I love the rich colours in your BG card and the Ces card is so lovely and makes me think of summer which is more than the weather is today!!!

Vicky said...

They are both scrummy Julie...fabulous images and lovely layouts too hun...

have a great afternoon...hugs Vicky xx

Riet said...

So beautiful cards Julie,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Daniele said...

ohhh what scrummy cards with great colours and lots of yummy details

coops said...

fantastic cards your gorgeous colours and designs and great images.really love the sasst, my fav stamps :D

xx coops xx

Fleur said...

Stunning cards Julie
Hugz Fleur xXx

Donna said...

Stunning card Julie and such a beautiful combination of colours and added detail! Thanks for such a brill theme this week...I love how it came about :) Donna x

Sue said...

Hi Hun
totally gorgeous card, awesome colouring,beautiful papers & embelies, sue,x

kaylou said...

awww this is gorgeous Julie, love your style and the colours you have used.
HHugs Kaylou xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Not one but TWO absolutely gorgeous creations! I love your "sassy" in the first card. Fab choice of papers and colours and I do love your button flowers!
And your birthday card for Holly is stuffed full of loveliness. Excellent sentiment and I love your gingham napkin.
Both are beautifully coloured of course too!
Say HB2H from me! Love Lesley

Rica said...

Two fabulous cards Julie, I love your stunning mix of papers and colours on your BG one. Fabulous colouring and the Granola flowers look amazing!!
Heather xx

Lee said...

Both your cards are SUPER STUNNING.i adore all the attention to detail,love those gorgoeus embellies.xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie wow these are 2 very gorgeous cards I think the basic grey one is my fave I just love the colours on it & of course ita an easel card which is my fave. The one tho for CES is fantastic too shug love your colouring on both cards.
Thanks for your lovely comment sweetie it really meant a lot.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Carole of Brum said...

Hiya Julie! 2 fab cards, the easel is so full of gorgeousness and I love those flowers with the twine, they kind of look like shamrocks. CoB

Lou said...

Hi!there Julie,Wow!! both of your cards are really gorgeous-just love the pretty colours and as always lots of yummy detail.
Those tied flowers on the BG card are so sweet and the layout on your CES card-amazing.
Hope your Daughter had a great day too,
Blogger drove me mad as i was trying to do our post on BG and comments just went too.
have a great week,
hugs Lou.xx

Sandra said...

Gosh... two stuning creations. I adore them both!
Sandra x

Liz, said...

Two gorgeous cards, love all the details you add.

Liz x

Laura said...

hey hun, i dont know which one i love the most, there both gorgeous xxx

Kathleen said...

a couple of lovely cars. love the way you've combined the BG papers.
kathleen mc xx

jules said...

wow two gorgeous cards there Julie!

MIE(Mieko) said...

Hi, Julie. Two cards are stunning. Love the colors you used. Thanks for the warm comment.hugs Mieko xx