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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Basic Grey and CES Challenges

(Please look further down this post for my CES Challenges DT card)

Hi there - it's double bubble day for me, with two DT cards to post for Basic Grey and CES challenges. I'm also going to be away for a few days so have a few more scheduled posts over the next week. 
Firstly it's time for our new challenge at Basic Grey challenges, and we have a gorgeous sketch for you, designed by our uber -talented and uber lovely, Heather.

I absolutely loved using it and hope you will too.  You could win a $25 voucher to spend with our regular sponsor, Simon Says Stamps, so hope you can join us!


For my card, I've used this super new image from Sugar Nellie, one of the Pips!! I've also used one of my favourite colour combos of blue and tan or Kraft.  I've used two lots of Basic Grey papers - Pyrus and Out of Print - both purchased from Crafty Emma's.  ( And the flowers!!)
 I also succumbed recently and bought this fabulous Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die - I know I won't regret that purchase, love it!! ( Think my fabbie Teamie, Liz, thinks the same - snap!!  -Actually, it was her cards using it, amongst others, that made it a must have purchase for me).
I matched it with a sentiment from Lili of the Valley which works perfectly, me thinks.  The mesh is cotton scrim from B&Q as pointed out by the fabby Coops, thanks for the pointer!!

Now onto my card for our new challenge at CES Challenges and we have a theme of Funny/Humourous as chosen by our super woman Sue!! I'm not that great at humorous and the best I could come up with was using this great Kenny K image with his rather cheesy grin.  I then remembered that I had this brilliant Cat's Life Press sentiment, bought from Crafty Emma's store, so matched them together - kinda funny?  You decide!
I've used more October Afternoon papers, and coloured with my Promarkers, and used the new Ultra Fine Nibs - love these!!!  These can be bought from Emma's along with the Divine Twine, Card Candy, the card blank, and of course the sentiment.  Oh and can you spot where I hadn't quite let the glue dry when I took my pic!!
Just a little sideways view to show you and that's the pics for you.

Don't forget that the lovely Emma is offering a £10 voucher to spend in her store, for one lucky winner so get gluing!!!  Also take a look at all the fab cards from both teams- brilliant makes!!
Have a great weekend whatever you're up to - seems the rain's going to stop in the UK for a few days, so make the most of it.


Laura said...

i love both of these cards darling, the weather clock is yummy and i love the super hero image. Enjoy your holiday darling xxxx

nnalorac said...

Such a pretty pretty card Julie, love how you've framed this adorable cutie (must have I think lol) with the TH weather clock. Gorgeous papers and colours. Just a short drive to the Sugar Nellie shop, haven't been for ages so credit card brace yourself, here I come!! Thanks for the inspiration this morning. Carolxx
P.S. Great man card too!

Sue said...

Hi hun
two gorgeous cards, awesome colouring on both of them, lovely papers & design, have lovely weekend, sue,x

Faye said...

Wow. I think I need a weathered clock die! Both cards are completely fabulous darling and the second made me chuckle. xxx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Amazing cards, Julie. Love that clock die, what a perfect frame it makes for that cute little girl.
Ha! Ha! LOVE the super hero and the sentiment is brilliant.
Caroline xxx

coops said...

fantastic cards julie.really love your superhero one, hes so funny and fab sweet pip on your 1st card and love the clock die ;D

xx coops xx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

karen said...

Wow Julie, both stunning,I love your colouring!Karenxx

Doreen said...

Two fabulous cards Julie,love the clock

Teresa said...

Brilliant cards, gorgeous colours and a great images, love them!
Teresa xx

Donna said...

Yep, definitely funny Julie, love this image and your gorgeous design...a really cool male card! Your BG card is soooo pretty and you colouring is amazing :) Donna x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both fab cards hun! Love the super hero one your colouring is fab!
hugs shell xx

Pam said...

Couple of fab cards hon, love that clock die. Hope you are well Hugs Pam x

Pam said...

Couple of fab cards hon, love that clock die. Hope you are well Hugs Pam x

Jennifer said...

Stunning as ever Julie. Love the die on #1 (need it now!!!) Ace image on the second....made me giggle! xx Jenny xx

louise said...

I just so love your card and how you have used the clock die also,just got this and every time I try to use it it never looks right but yours looks fab.
Louise xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Two lovely cards...your colouring is fabulous! Great card design too!
Joyce xx

Kristel said...

These are really stunning cards Julie! Love your colouring of you images!! Great work!
Became a follower so I won't have to miss anything!
Hugs Kristel

Georgia said...

This is such a stunning card Julie, I really love your fab colouring and the gorgeous colours and papers! :) Love, Georgia xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Two fabulous makes! BRING that clock die when you come will you please - I LURVE it!!! Brilliant colouring, Julie. Both of them but especially Pip and I just love your colours and paper choices. Splendid creations! Hugs, Love Lesley

MIE(Mieko) said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the colouring and images.Thanks for the comments.Hugs Mieko xx