Saturday, 13 December 2008

Basic Grey Challenge....


This week we're "Going Green" at Basic Grey Challenge - a bit of recycling
Well my base cardstock is from an A3 sheet which I found lurking underneath my living room table - well it's a chest actually and I keep bits and bobs underneath it so I had been rooting around today and lo and behold I found this super sheet of A3 cardstock from my local paper mill - well it had been hacked into but managed to salvage enough for a card, the red Rafia came from a presentation pack of chutneys!!! The red flower and green leaf are recycled from last year.

I used my new PaperArtsy stamps for the borders, trees and sentiments. I coloured in the holly with Sakura Pens, using the Wassail papers I stamped the three trees onto one of the sheets and cut them out - (They are one stamp) coloured them with Marvys and Stickles.

18 comments:

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Dawn, what a totally stunning card hun. I just adore these Basic Grey papers and what gorgeous trees and detail. Hugs Linda x

Macpurp said...

beautiful card darl!
i love the holly border stamp..its really pretty!
xoxox

Leanne said...

Wow, love this card!!

Chris said...

Wowee someone's been a busy lady :D Just had a good long catch up with all your latest creations Dawn and read the good news about your DT position... way to go girl you deserve it cos your work is always awesome :D
hugs
Chris xx

joey said...

Hi Dawn, this is my second attempt to reply to you lol, i dont know where my first message went lol!

Gorgeous card I love your use of the papers!

I love the promarkers, I brought the hobby and craft set and the skin tone set as they had the widest range of colours, I am wanting more! I havent got any aqua as yet the blue in that card was called pastel blue, I like them as they have a hard nib which for me makes it easier to use than a more brushy one,they blend easy enough after a couple of practise gos, they are deffo worth it. joey xxx

Chris said...

Absolutely stunning card Dawn! I love your new stamps and the way you coloured them, perfect that you recycled the flowers too AND you are on the Kadoodle DT, woohoo, I'm so happy and have THE biggest GRIN! Your cards are always so beautiful and inspirational Dawn, can't wait to see what you create and looking forward to having more fun chatting with you. Chris x

Heide said...

Wonderful, Dawn! A real wonderful and very precious x-mas card!


Hugs

Heide

TeresaW said...

It's a great challenge Dawn, the problem with the "recycle" theme is that you put a lot of memories in the card in could be tricky to let it go. Great card, I love the squiggly diddle edge to it.

Bona said...

Very beautiful Dawn! I ♥ it! Such rich colors.

Pascale said...

Yummy card Dawn, Love what you have done with the trees. Pascale :)

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Hi Dawn

Fantastic, stunning card, I love it. I love these stamps too - I have the Christmas ones but I haven't used them enough - maybe next year !

Many, many congrats on your fabulous news. I shall be back to keep up with your creations.

Take care and hope you have a fabby Christmas.

Hugs,

Jo x

Heidi said...

Ohhh this is so beautiful my friend-I really love your card

Hugs from
Hedi

Rach said...

I'm gobsmacked Dawn this is stunning. love it. hugs rachxx

Kristen said...

Your car is absolutely gorgeous Love everything about it! Great recycling!

Alison said...

Stunning card Dawn, those papers are fab. Well done!

Rica said...

Hi Dawn,
Gorgeous card, love the way you've edged and distressed it, and those trees are stunning.
Congrats on your Kaboodle DT-ship.
hugs Heather xx
Have just downloaded Firefox as my Web browser.
Still having problems grrr!! but not as bad.

Barbara Hagerty said...

I LOVE this card!! Absolutely breathtaking!!

Deb Wood said...

This is stunning, love the layout, the trees and the gorgeous flower!! Do you ever run out of creatiity? Marvelous!