Friday, 12 September 2008

Basic Grey Challenge #1 - Buttons


I love BasicGrey papers and am currently coveting some of their new stamps, so I was thrilled to spot the new BasicGrey Challenge , where the first challenge is to make anything with the theme of buttons. I am only just getting into buttons but I bought some yesterday from the market, so after a rummage through my paper holder I was set to go!

I love this BasicGrey "Gypsy" (or "Romani") paper called Archangel; and I based the whole card around that. The stylised flower topper is one of the new Cuttlebug cut'n'emboss sets, coloured with glimmer chalks and decorated wtih Papermania gemstones. The sentiment is a diecut from the same set. The centre strip is my first attempt with Core-dinations paper, embossed wtih my Cuttlebug and sanded to reveal the core. last but not least I chose three co-ordinating buttons and tied them up with a narrow dotty ribbon from my stash.

This card is for my friend Christine who starts a new job on Monday - hope it all goes well!

8 comments:

  1. Wow! Well, I'm Christine and I'm starting a new job a WEEK on Monday!!! How spooky is that? lol ;o)

    Loving the card.. pretty colours.

    Thanks for joining in with the first Basic Grey Challenge this week. Hope you'll be joining us again soon!

    Chris xx

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  2. Wow! Fantastic card again. I love what you are doing with these embossing folders. Love the papers too.
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  3. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us in our challenge this week. We hope to see you back again soon.

    Jo x

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  4. Pauline
    What a beautiful card.
    Hugs Linda x

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  5. Gorgeous! This paper is one of my favourites too!
    Helen x

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  6. Wow fantastic card. Love the embossing, it really sets those papers off well. Great colour scheme. Hope you'll join in the next one.

    Love Debbie xx

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  7. Beautiful card - I so love these papers.

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  8. Gorgeous card. I love the way youve used the pastel tones on this one.
    Sharon

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x