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Wednesday, 11 February 2009

BasicGrey challenge 21-Lets mix it up

Well I shared almost two days of fabby crafty time with my buddy Chriss although I woke up yesterday morning feeling like I had a London bus sitting on my chest... how come when I am eating healthier than ever before in my effort to get rid of some of the flab... that every germ known to man seems to think that my body is the perfect playground!!

Went to bed last night in my Jammie's AND dressing gown AND socks in an effort to stop the shivering and skin hurty... wrapping myself up like a mummy in the quilt and expecting to get up this morning feeling like I'd been swatted with a ten ton feather.

Instead I feel full of beans (not the ones that fill your belly with wind by the way..lol) although I don't think I'm out of the woods yet cos I'm still a bit achy.

Still I managed a few challenges with Chriss and it's always much easier to craft with two... swapping ideas and having a few giggles along the way and as I've been going to join in with the BasicGrey challenge for a while I started with this card. The challenge was to mix up two different ranges of BasicGrey ranges in your creation.

For the background I used an older line of BasicGrey paper called Phoebe and the arch, curled paper in the foreground and paper used for the flower is from the Archaic collection
The little girl is from Lisa's altered art and the flourishes are a stamp from The Artistic Stamper. I added some lace and ribbon, did some paper curling and sanded edges...
and finished off with this cute little crochet flower with a pearl centre that Chriss gave me... it just added a nice finishing touch... thanks pal :D


Hope everyone is having a fab day and I will be back soon with some more challenge creations.
hugs
Chris xx

15 comments:

Mandi said...

Amazing design..such a lot of work for all that detail...FABULOUS
mandi xx

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG this is absolutely stunning.
My favorite colors. This is brilliant. Love them.

Chriss Rollins said...

that card is just beautiful I have seen it ITF...it's a WOW, WOW, WOW.

HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER MY CRAFTY FRIEND.

Chriss x

Kristen Hermanny said...

this is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time. I love that curled paper at the bottom, what a neat idea!
Glad you are full of beans, they must be magic beans, cuz they are making you magically creative!!!

XX

Beate Knappe said...

Amazing what you with paper can do!!!!

Shashi Nayagam said...

This card is gorgeous. Nothing like spending time and playing with a friend when you are feeling low. Take care Chris. Hope you feel better soon.

Terrie B x said...

Well Missus This is absolutly `stunning` I love all the touchy feely layers and texture ...with all those added embellies Chris...
It is `Divine`....
Glad you and Chriss had a fab Day ...
Hope your aches are gone!!!:(
Have a lovely Thursday my `friend`...

Tammy said...

The detail on this is simply divine... I love it... How are you girlfriend? You know I'm a busy student and I don't get a lot of time to blog, but when I do have the time I love to visit your page... I hope you're well, I'm coming back to England on March 5th... I can't wait!!

Dawn said...

Aww Chris it's sounds like you had a great time with Chriss, you two have been crafting up a storm - Rofl at the socks there seems to be a sock fetish in blogland, I was discussing socks on another blog yesterday - it's this bloomin' weather - I always wear bed sox if it's cold!!!
Hope the lergy hasn't got you and you feel a lot better.

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Dawn said...

Oh and by the way the card is another stunner, love how you cut out your flourishes - so much to look at!!

Dawny P said...

Chris, this just took my breath away chick - it is soooo stunning!! I love all the detail and the colours are beautiful xxxx

Karen said...

WOW!!!! this is amazing Chris!!!! I specially love your curly wirlies XXX

TaraG said...

Chris, I love this card the design is fabulous! I love everything about it but I think my fav thing is the curly paper fringe what a fantastic idea, so clever, so cute, so original! Great paper combo too...loves the colours!
Thanks for joining us this week!
Hugs, t

Rica said...

A beautiful choice of colours and papers and such a gorgeous card with amazing attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey.
hugs Heather xx

Chris said...

Such a beautiful card Chris! Stunning design and I love the mix of papers you chose for the BG challenge. Amazing details and I love the way you framed the image. Chris x