Sunday, 4 January 2009

Mojo Monday and Basic Grey challenges and blog candy news

I've two cards today, one for Mojo Monday and one for Basic Grey challenge. Keep on reading for the Pink Gem Designs Candy further down in the post.

For the Mojo Monday card I've gone with the brown and blue colour combo again - I just love these colours together. I've done this card for a friends anniversary that is coming up soon.

So I've done an anniversary verse for the inside.

I didn't have much of a scrap left for the back of the card and couldn't bring myself to cut another sheet lol so had to make do with what was left over.

Sarah Kay image coloured with Distress Inks and H2O's. Distress inks used: Faded Jeans, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Weathered Wood and Tattered Rose.
H2O's used Scarab Beetle, Chestnut, Cedar Wood, Dutch Iris, Buttercup
Paper is Basic Grey
Flowers are a mix of some I made and Primas.
The Raffia lace is from Rach - I just love this stuff.

The second card is for the Basic Grey Challenge and I have used Jack, the cute little footballer from Pink Gem Designs. Talking of Pink Gem Designs, Janet has some fab Blog Candy up for grabs to celebrate the launch of the new stamps so pop across to Pink Gem now and enter.

The sketch calls for ribbon and there was no way ribbon was going to work with little Jack, so to keep to the sketch I used some string. Little boys have all sorts of bits and bobs in their pockets so string worked for me lol.

The inside is stamped with an Elzybells sentiment and an Anita's football stamp. I also used this stamp for the front to break up the plainness, this I heat embossed for a bit of a shine.

Jack from Pink Gem Designs coloured with Prismacolors and H2O's
Paper is Basic Grey from the Boxer 6 x 6 pad
Sentiment on the front is Stampin Up punched out with their word window punch, and the corner punch is a SU punch as well.

Now I also have some awards, one from Donalda

One from Heather And one from Pauline

Thank you so much ladies, you are so sweet to think of me xxxxx

Thanks for looking,


  1. wow Bev!
    You have been so busy and soo soo the two cards that you have made hun...gorgeous! really love the top one with those yummy colours...
    loving the verses that you are using inside your cards sweetie..beautiful..
    Congrats on the awards they are so deserving...
    hugs rachxxx

  2. You make such beautiful cards! I have been so inspired by you lately that I have even started to make the insides and backsides!! Hope that you don't mind..

  3. Wow you sure have been busy dear. I just love the gorgeous cards dear and the colors on the first I am with you I love those. So beautiful dear.

  4. WOW have been loving the cards..but my fav got to be the top one..i agree with you,that the colours are so yummy,its a gorgeous card,and the verse inside is so sweet.
    good luck with challenges.

    and congrats on all your awards xx
    hugs clare xx

  5. Gorgeous cards, first one is absolutly gorgeous, love the flowers, love the colours! Hugs, Moni

  6. Ohh Bev..
    Amazing as always and wish I had your creativity as mine has just gone awol after my

    Also wanted to wish you the most lovely and happy 2009 and look forward to viewing your gorgeous art!

    Hugs, Marlene x

  7. WOW - what can I say - two gorgeous card Bev.
    Love your take on Martine's sketch and yes - string works for me too - a brilliant 'boy' card.
    Thanks for coming to 'play' with us at BG this week.
    hugs Heather xx

  8. You've been very busy, love both cards ~ Mel

  9. What a very sweet card, the Sarah Kay one, I love it!
    Love your blog,
    All the way from Holland,

  10. I hope it is ok that I link to your blog in mine? I really like your blog and love your cards, they are so nice!

    Can I ask you about the crocheted snowflake you made? I liked it so much and if I could have the formula I would be so happy!

    Hope you have a nice sundag!

    Hugs from Desiree in Norway

  11. wonderful cards Bev as always i lovethe pink gems images at the moment fabulous hugs Toni x

  12. Gorgeous cards Bev, really love them. Both are stunning but do love your Sarah Kay and so will your friends I am sure. Congratulations on your awards hun - each one very well deserved.

  13. Fabulous cards Bev! The anniversary one is just beautiful, and I love the boy card - string looks great on those.

  14. Gorgeous cards Bev & congrats on all your awards!!! :o)x

  15. Another stunning card, love it. Loving the colour combination. Congrats on the awards, well deserved! Louise x

  16. Fantastic cards Bev. I just love the blue & brown combo too. You're so clever.

    Hugs Debbie xx

  17. Two great cards Bev. I think the string is like the netting on the goalposts for the BG card love it! Pascale :)x

  18. Gorgeous cards Bev. Love the images and the colours are fantastic. Michele x

  19. What a fantastic card (well, they are all fantastic ! LOL). Janet's images are brilliant aren't they ?

    Thank you for joining us in our challenge this week.

    Jo x

  20. Another two fab cards Bev. That little boy reminds me of Ben. I think the string is a boy thing much more apt for a boy than ribbon. Love the use of colour on both cards. Keep up the good work hun.
    Hugs Karencx

  21. Two gorgeous Cards Bev, love the BG line in the top card, it's one of my favs, and your take on the sketch was brilliant love the string too!

    Happy New Year, thanks for playing along with us at BG this week.
    HuGs Kim x

  22. Congratulations on your awards! Beautiful cards, the anniversary verse is so apt and love the colours on both.

  23. fabulous Bev! that cute footie card is bound to please a lucky lad and the anniversary card is just beautiful. hugs, annie x

  24. Wow Bev what gorgeous cards you've been making, you certainly have been busy. And all those awards too, mind you im not at all surprised there as your work is always stunning and we all adore visiting your blog to see what youve been creating! I am looking forward to many visits in 2009. Thank you for sharing your work with us and providing us with so much inspiration. Big hugs Linda x

  25. Two more fab cards Bev and Congrats on your well deserved awards. x

  26. Lovely cards Bev :)

    You are most welcome for your award :)

  27. Oh bev, another stunning card.
    I love the first one. The beautiful colours, love your coloring

  28. Amazing cards Bev-they are so well finished!!I adore the blue and brown one-its perfect!Dei xx

  29. Just when I think you can't get any better, you pop another fabby card! Love the colours, they're my fave at the moment. I adore the image as well.
    Hugs Tab xxx

    Ps well done on the awards you deserve them all! xx

  30. Wowee .. another creative sesh ... beautiful cards :-)
    pauline x

  31. I just adore the first card, it is just so cute and I love the fab colours you have choosen.

    The second card is perfect for a boy or a "big" boy's card!

  32. WOW another 2 fabulous cards from you. I have just won that Sarah Kay and caint wait to use it now I have seen what you have done with it. Lover the papers and images on both cards.
    Lyndsey xx

  33. Two fabulous cards, Bev! I love both of them! Great colour choices and the images on both are so sweet and coloured to beautifully! Martine's great sketch this week worked perfectly for your boy birthday card...just love it!!! So glad you could join us at the BG challenge!!! Hugs,t

  34. Gosh you have been a busy bee and each one a true beauty, absolutley love the anniversary card the colours and papers are stunning. Sue :o)

  35. These are both stunning! WOW...I absolutely LOVE the anniversary card! It's amazing! And the string on the pink gems card is darling!
    Hugs~ Kim

  36. Busy Bev ! So beautiful as always - I love this combo too - think I want it in my bedroom !! Well done on the awards you soo deserve them!


  37. You certainly have been busy. Love the anniversary card, but the footballer is so adorable.

  38. Love both cards and your decorating of the inside's and back's is fantastic...
    Congrats on the awards.
    Emma x

  39. oh super card Bev !!!
    hugs coco

  40. Absolutely lovely Bev. The footy theme is brilliant. Kim

  41. fab cards Bev, you have been busy

  42. Love these creations, especially the soccer ball one which is very creative. Congrats on all your well deserved awards. Hugs from Desire

  43. Great cards! The soccer one is so cute! Love your take on the sketch.


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