Saturday, 19 September 2009

Basic Grey Challenge 4 - Embossing......





























Good morning everyone and welcome to another eagerly awaited Basic Grey Challenge.

Here are the details:

"This weeks challenge is a nice and easy one, this is one of our Lucky Draw challenges which means it can be anything at all, the challenge ideas for the Lucky Draw challenges are all put into a hat (well technically random,org hehe) and one is picked at random to be our challenge :), So the challenge picked for this week is Embossing, this can be Heat or Dry Embossing or even both if you fancy , its completely up to you :), but don't forget to use at least one item from BasicGrey if you want to be able to win our Fabulous Monthly prize, Also feel free to combine your creations with any other challenge blog that allows you to do so :)"

So it's a simple challenge for you this week as I'm sure everyone loves to include some embossing. For me it has to be dry embossing and I do love my Cuttlebug folders - the one I used on the circle is fairly new........ forgotten what it's called though as I don't save the packaging, doh! I've also included some embossed words for my sentiment as I made the card for my work colleague and friend who has just passed some exams. I think these have come out a bit faint on the piccie but they say ENJOY, YIPPEE and WONDERFUL.

I've used papers from the BG Lemonade range and a sweet Hanglar image coloured with Polys and Koh pencils. The flowers are Prima Hydrangeas and cherry blossoms and I've added some felt floral ribbon and sticky pearls from my stash.

I hope you'll get a minute to check out the wonderful cards made by my fellow teamies, the embossing looks fabulous and all so different. Plus by entering the challenge you'll have a chance to go into the draw for our amazing monthly prize......... it's sooooooooo yummy!

Well I must go and get dressed now and do some housework (groan). I'm starting on yet another diet today so I think I'll be a miserable old begger for the weeks to come, but luckily you won't be able to tell from the posts I write...... it's all in the face you know, lol!

Have a great weekend and hope you get in lots of crafty time ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxxx

26 comments:

Georgia said...

Mum, this is stunning!!! Definitely one of my favourites that you've made! The flowers are gorgeous and I love how you've done the embossed sentiments and the fabulous faux stitching! :)
Love, Georgia xxxxxxxxxx

Rach said...

gorgeous Tara, love all your embossing the wording looks fabulous. a wonderful idea.
good luck with the diet hon.... i haven't eaten chocolates, crisps or biscuits for almost six weeks now..... it's killing me!!! haha.. special when i have little boxes of goodies for my projects... wonder if i could sneak a choccie without anyone noticing..rofl..
oh and i am glad that i am not the only one that doesn't like sharing their copics...
enjoy your weekend sweetie. hugs rachxx

~ Ali ~ said...

Fab card honey, scrummy colours. Have a super day.

Cheryl said...

So adorable,beautiful colours and details....your faux stitching and embossing looks fab!!! Love it!! Thankyou so much for the lovely comment you left!!
Hugs xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh my, I had better keep my head down then ! hehehehe Good luck with the diet ! I'm still expecting you to be a size 6 by November you know !!!

Anyway, onto the card - that's the reason why I'm here ! Gorgeous card. Love the BG papers you have used and that gorgeous image. Love the embossed words too - must look into those (*sigh*).

Have a great weekend and hope you are feeling a lot better than last.

Huge hugs,

Jo x

Cheryl said...

totally gorgous beautiful love it the embossing looks great too so effective hugs cheryl xxxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Tara - love the colours and papers...and the stitched borders are fab!
Helen x

June said...

Tara this is wonderful al the colours and textures, thanks darlin for your best wishes, didnt get this weeks dotties card made with being poorly arghh but I think im on the mend huggies and love xxxx

Ruth said...

This is really gorgeous..I just love those flowers. I got some fab paper today from Martine so I'm off to do my challenge card,Ruth x
PS "enjoy" your diet!! x

Ida said...

Gorgeous Tara, stunning!!!;D
wish you a wonderful weekwnd:D!!
Hugs from Ida:o)!

Chris said...

Hi Tara, your card is fantastic! I love your embossed words that's a lovely touch and your Hanglar is sweet and so beautifully coloured. A really gorgeous card! Good luck with the diet, I badly need to be good too, I've put on so much weight this last year eek but I know how you feel about the grumpy factor!!! Glad you're feeling better and have a good weekend. Hugs, Chris xx

Mina said...

gorgeous Hanglar card Tara I love her shes gorgeous and a brilliant challenge...off to check it out
Mina xxx

Donna said...

This is so pretty Tara, love the papers :) Donna x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Tara this is gorgeous love those papers and that stamp is wow i love it to bits.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Kellylouj said...

What a gorgeous card, the colours of the flowers are so fab x

Faerielore said...

Stunning card darling i love the embossed sentiments there perfect. Good luck with the diet xxx i really need to tone up a bit, ive let myself go a little since the wedding everyone keeps saying it due to contentment, i call it laziness and too much chocolate hahahaha

Kim Piggott said...

Tara what a totally gorgeous card!
She is so adorable and your paper and detail is just beautiful!
hugs
kim x

Julie said...

This is so soft and pretty Tara, love the colour scheme.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Tara!! WOW! This is just beautiful hun!! Love the embossing and the distressing!! :) HUGS

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Tara... Love the Hanglar image you have used. The embossing looks great too.
Just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog... they are so encouraging and really appreciated.
I'm trying to loose some weight at the moment too. At the early stages of what needs to be a very long journey. I don't think all this crafting is helping me much.... my bottom seems to be spreading wider and wider as I sit crafting for hours on end!!!
Hugs
Sandra xx

Danni said...

Gorgeous!!

STAMPMOM9 said...

WOW!! Tara...Gorgeous!! I completely fell out of my chair over the dino card...awwww!! Love it!! Just wanted to invite you over for some blog candy....
http://creationsbydawn.blogspot.com/
Thanks, Dawn :)

Michele said...

Such a pretty card Tara. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. Hugs Michele x

gina g said...

Hi Tara Gorgeous card love the colours and the embossing is fab. I should be on a diet but cant seem to stick it lol. luv gina xx

Julie said...

Super pretty card, love the embossing - the words are great!

Rica said...

Just fab again hun. Gorgeous choice of colours and papers, and love your little Hanglar girl. Think I'm going to have to get rid of my sewing machine and do some stamped stitched, those are just fab and I can't sew in a staight line, sober or not!!
hugs Heather xx