Saturday, 8 August 2009

Basic Grey challenges re-opening DT card

For our re-opening we have a fabulous sketch by the amazingly talented Tara...... thanks hun - I really enjoyed using this sketch and will certainly be using it again. Our challenges are now fortnightly which gives you all extra time to enter and prizes will be monthly (sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store). Five entries will be chosen at random and entered into the monthly prize draw.

I made the card before I left the UK and finished it once I had arrived here. The Gorjuss girl is coloured with Copics and I used the fabulous Boxer papers. I did push a few flowers into my suitcase but was stuck for leaves. No - problem I cut the holly leaves from a Christmas decoration and trimmed them to size and shape. The sentiment is Papermania and the flowers, ribbon and pearls from my stash.

I would like to thank you all for your best wishes and lovely comments whilst I have been 'Missing in Action'....... they really have kept me going and some reduced me to tears - you are all so lovely and hopefully I will be round visiting you all in the next couple of weeks.


Karen said...

Stunning card Heather.Love the colours, papers and that image is just gorjus.

Have missed your posts and cards.

Love Karen x

America said...

Oh Rica. Ive missed you too. Glad all is well. What a wonderful cration here. I love it!

Hanna said...

Oh, your card is absolutely gorgeous!
Lovely colours and details.
You're really talented!
Have a wonderful day,
hugs from Hanna

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Heather and such a sweet Gorjuss girl. Love your colouring and the papers you chose and a brilliant idea with the leaves. Hope you're getting settled and can soon start enjoying your new life. Hugs, Chris xx

Sandie said...

Wonderful card Heather!! The papers are lovely and your Gorjuss girl is coloured beautifully. Love how you did the leaves, lol, ingenius!!

Christine said...

Wow Heather super card even with your limited stash, great take on the sketch, glad your there & hope you get sorted & your stash finds its way back to you...

hugs Christine xx

June Houck said...

Your card is gorjuss :)

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Hi ya Heather !

How ya doin ?! Your card is absolutely gorgeous and your little Gorjuss girl is coloured to perfection. Love the BG papers you have used too.

I'm so pleased we are back, I've really missed it.

Have a great weekend.


Jo x

a portland granny said...

This card is a beauty!! The coloring is so perfect, and the child so adorable. I really like this sketch! I always enjoy your cards and all of the detail which makes them so special!

Moni said...

Hi Heather, I am glad you are with your son in Getmany! Hope you are having fun! :) I just came from vacation!
The card is so fab gorgeous, love it! Hugs, moni

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Heather,what a beautiful card,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

theneon said...

I had written something like the following under my husband's e-mail -- and realized in time you would wonder who the heck is abrigo2: Heather, you amaze me -- nothing can stop you from making your fabby cards. This one is certainly a prize winner. The colors are gorgeous and remind me of a soft woodsy scene and you make me want this sweet dollie too! BTW your blog side bar decor is great too. Hugs, etc, Martha Kay, aka, theneon

Hunnybunnycards said...

Gorgeous card Heather, you have done really well to craft and move at the same time, well done! Hope you settle well in Germany.


stephanne said...

Yay, there she is!!! Was having withdrawals!! Am glad to see you back in action, and what have you brought us?? Nothing short of amazing works!! LOVE that lace and your colouring, beautiful!!

Pia said...

Gorgeous card Heather and such a sweet image , lovely colours you have used.
Hugs Pia

Sam said...

Lovely card Heather, glad you are managing to keep crafting despite limited resources. Glad you have arrived safe & well in Germany, bet you can't wait to get all your stash back!
Take care
Sam x

Liz Weber said...

Gorgeous card Heather, just love the rich colours and that image is just beautifully done.

I have enjoyed checking out all your gorgeous creations here.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, lovely gorjuss girls and fab papers.

Squirrel said...

Hello Heather,
Thank you for the comment you so kindly left on my blog. How nice to "meet" another English holistic therapist (although I don't practise in Singapore) through an American craft site!
You asked about the punch. It's made by Carla Craft: "Macaron" from the Florence Muret collection. They're fantastic punches because you can use them for corners, circles or borders by adjusting the paper holders. It's my favourite. Here's a link:
I love your card! The colours are my favourite autumn colours - yours, Kim's and Jo's really pressed my buttons!
Well you have another follower. LOL

Simone said...

Such a gorgeous card! Wonderful couloring of the image!

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous sweet card Heather and Love your colouring of Gorjuss girl and the papers you chose some of my favs, stunning with the leaves. Hope you're getting settled and can soon start enjoying your new life. HuGs Kim :)

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