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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Double DT day ( no, not double G&T!) - Basic Grey and CES Challenges

Hello, it's the weekend, and I must say that I had a very civilised start to mine last night! At Victoria Station they were giving away free Vodka and Cokes, so I thought it would be rude not to!!  That would be great every evening on the commute home!! 

Anyway, on to my cards for today and first up is my card for Basic Grey Challenges and we have a very popular theme at the moment of Autumn/Halloween!!  (Looks like my image also took a trip through Victoria last night - he's definitely had one or two!) 

Yep, another wonderful Oz image from Mo's Digital Pencil, told you I was loving them. You can find him here.
My Basic Grey item are  these wonderful, rich autumny papers from the Indian Summer 6x6 pad.  I've made another easel card, so that I could make this fab pile of leaves and hope that I've acheived the sense of him kicking happily through the pile!!
The trees and fences are  Tim Holtz  dies Iand think you can just see here that I've lifted a few of them off the page with acetate, as I did with Mr Scarecrow - it gives a great feel of movement in real life, if you know what I mean!

The pumpkins are an MS punch, borrowed from my matey, Lesley and I thought I'd try making a 3D one!! Doesn't quite work as it loses a bit of it's roundness but it's not stuck down so looks ok for the pic! 
If you do nothing else today, go and check out the awesome makes from my teamies at Basic Grey Challenges - they are wonderful!! 
Our sponsor at BG, as always, is the wonderful Simon Says Stamps, and as always, we have a fabbie $25 dollar shopping voucher (excluding P&P).  Please play along with us - just don't forget to use a Basic Grey product and point it out in your post!!

Simon Says Stamp $25 Credit Voucher

On to my next DT card which is for this week's challenge over at CES Challenges which is Forever Autumn so more lovely autumnal colours and papers!

Oh and another Mo image too - she surely know how to bring these characters to life!! This time, he's an Alice Wonderland character, of course The Mad Hatter
My papers are Bo Bunny Time Piece which I bought from Emma's Online Store. Other items from the store are the 6x6 card blanks, Promarkers and Flex Markers and Card Candy.  BTW, it's only a week before Emma's baby is due - good luck, Emma and enjoy every moment!!  More Tim Holtz dies - the clock and cog dies and the sentiment was a freebie with a magazine and is the perefect size to go with this cog!

Yet again, my fabbie CES teamies, have some gorgeous cards to share with you so do go take a look!  Do join in with us too as you could win a fabby £10 voucher to spend in Crafty Emma's Store!!
Well, thanks for keeping with me to the end and hope you can play along with both challenges!! Why not combine the two - now why didn't I think of that!!


Donna said...

Both your cards are amazing Julie, such incredible added detail to both and I'm loving the bright vibrant colours you have used :) Donna ♥ x

Fleur said...

Two very stunning cards Julie,
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Grenouille Greetings said...

WOW! and WOW! I just LURVE the red colourwork of the Hatter combined with the perfect papers and time piece and cogs. TRIFFIC, Julie! And as for the Scarecrow. There is sooooo much life in this card with the 3 D pumpkin (which I think turned out very well!) and the leaves blowing around. I heard the wheels turning in your head when you were dreaming up this card and it's STUNNING!!! Lots of love, Lesley

Debbie said...

Both cards are just stunning, the paper on both perfectly picked love the time piece and cog as well. and I agree who would say no to a vodka and coke to unwind after a day at the office, hope you enjoyed..


Sheena said...

Stunning cards Julie - love all those bits and pieces! Sheena xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow!! STUNNING! Love your easel card - really amazing autumn scene.
Your mad hatter is brilliant - superb colouring.
I could do with a pinch of your creativity. :-)
Have a lovely weekend.
Caroline xxx

Jacqui P said...

Wow 2 Stunning cards!! I love the colours you have used and your colouring is as ever Sublime!!! gorgeous!!
Jacqui P x

coops said...

oh wow.2 amazing cards julie.really love the stunning details and colours on your 1st card and both the images are fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

karen said...

Beautiful work Julie, love the rich colours and perfect colouring!! have a great weekend, Karenx

xGemmax said...

wow Julie..both cards are absolutely amazing em!!
hugs and xxx

Lee said...

Oh my goodness what amazing and stunning cards,detail is fantastic.Free booze lol can't be bad.Have a good weekend.xx

Janet said...

Wow two very amazing and unique cards here sweetie! Thank you so much for the kind comments about my little grandaughter :)

Anonymous said...

I love them both and the sentiments -definitely words to live by. And free vodka - you're a lucky person!

Lou said...

Hi!what a fab post Julie,i really love both of these and so much perfect detail for Autumn.
Your colouring is just amazing too,
hugs Lou.xx

Jennifer said...

Oh wow Julie! Awesome work today (as ever!) LOve them both loads! xx Jenny xx

MIE(Mieko) said...

Stunning cards! Love the images you used. Hugs Mieko xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow Julie, both these cards are stunning, love the effect of the image on the first yes you do feel he's running, and gorgeous second card too, fantastic colouring hun, hugs Liz xx

June Nelson said...

Both cards are amazing I love the leaves backfround an dthe little fence with the scarecrow it looks real, and the mad hatter is fantastic xx

Carrie said...

wow hunni - two AMAZING cards.. both so fabby (I love the scarecrow one lol) xx

Rica said...

Hi Julie, such gorgeous cards, both using the beautiful autumnal colours and I love both your awesome colouring and colours!!!
Heather xx

Whimcees said...


LOVE your cards - two of my favorite images of Mo's! Love the colors and the layoutss! So great!

Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane