Saturday, 22 November 2008

Penny Black, Basic Grey & Sketch Saturday challenges

How thrilled was I when I got home from work, looked at the three challenges and realized how well they would fit together. Penny Black is 'Funky Christmas'. using funky images or colours whilst Basic Grey is embossing. I followed the sketch for Sketch Saturday. I used Basic Grey papers - Granola and embossed the top left & bottom right with Provo crafts snowflake folder which I distressed.
I had thought to use core-dinations for the distressing, but was thrilled with how well it worked on the BG paper. I stamped the two outside, one inside snowflake, the greeting and sentiment with metallic blue ink, and heat embossed them using pearl blue embossing powder. Hedge is coloured in watercolours and his scarf finished with twinkling H2O's. The snowflakes and snowballs on the image are rub-ons from my 'Use-up' box. I finished it with a holographic snowflake and ribbon bow from stash.


25 comments:

mueppi said...

Wow.... Rica
your card is so lovely!
Have a nice sunday!
Hugs Gisela

Sharon said...

Stunning card Heather! Love the BG papers and you're right - they have embossed really well with the additional distressing. Fab! I love it.
Sharon

Lyn said...

absolutely brilliant, love everything about it

Pascalebrad said...

Great take on both challenges. I love your hedgie and I love the papers you have used. What a great sentiment and decor for the inside of the card. thank you for your lovely comments and following me. Pascale :)

Sam said...

Another fantastic card, love the image, he is soo cute! Having a good day today, finishing off lots of cards that were half done, and a general clear up of my craft room - ready for my goodies hopefully tomorrow!!
Sam x
PS Will email you as deleted your email by mistake.

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous card - love that cute hedgie and all our papers/embossing - fab! thanks for joining in the PBSC this week
Pauline x

Amanda's paper palace said...

Hi Rica!thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog...much appreciated!your card is fab!love the image and how well do all the basic grey pads work well as christmas paper's.i love using euphoria!amanda x xhope next weeks a good week for you lol

Kath said...

gorgeous card for the challenge Rica - love the cute hedgie and fab papers ...hope things start to get better for you and thanks for playing along at PBSC
Hugs
kath
xxxx

Anesha said...

What an adorable card. Love the image.
Sorry to have been having a rough week. thanks for the comment on my blog.

Ann said...

This is just gorgeous.
I love it.

Ann xxx

Kristen said...

That is so beautiful and cute all at the same time! I love the embossing! I read your newest post just wanted to wish a good week and no troubles for you.

Kirsten said...

Wow! Stunning card, love the papers - the embossing looks great - and the hedgie is so cute. Kirsten.

joey said...

this is gorgeous, I love the mage and colours.x

100drine said...

J'adore , elle est etxra ta carte, de belles couleurs avec de beaux détails

Cathy said...

Heather, this is a stunning card. I love that PB image, but the papers and embossing really o make it.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, love the cute hedgehog

Lorraine A said...

Lovely card, your moans about the postman and your door made me laugh ( you will see the funny side one day !! :-)) Love your blog too :-)
Lorraine
http://loraquilina.blogspot.com/

Cuchy said...

Love every detail on your card Rica. Beautiful. M.Carmen

Desire Fourie said...

This is a lovely card and Hedge is such a cutie. You've also finished off the inside of the card beautifully. Hugs from Desire

Tara said...

Gorgeous Heather, I soooo love the colours! xx

tracie said...

fabulous card Rica, oh I love this cute image and the papers are gorgeous - great work.
Thanks for joining us this week :)x

MiLaWi said...

Lovely card! Love the non-traditional colors! The effect of the color core paper is so cool!
xxx Milawi

Liza said...

This is a lovely card, the little hedgie is so cute.

Liza x

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

This card is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us in our challenge again this week. I always look forward to seeing what you have made !

Hugs,

Jo x

Beth said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image and all the sparkle! I think the embossing looks fab too! Thanks for joining in this week! xx

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