Saturday 31 October 2009

Basic Grey Guest DT card

Well,they do say that all good things have to come to an end some time.I really enjoyed my month as Guest designer for the Basic Grey Challenges.Thanks very much to Martine for the opportunity and also to all the other DT members for welcoming me on board.I must say that not only is Martine a very talented card maker but a very helpful and willing friend.Thanks very much,Martine, for's much appreciated.I'll be back to join in the challenges anyhow.
I made the card a couple of weeks ago when I had some free time to spend just looking and thinking about it and I really enjoyed making this one.It's not often that I'm entirely happy with the end result but I don't keep looking at this one thinking I should change anything.
This easel shape is so easy to make and looks great that I'm sure I'll make more,too.
The challenge was based on a beautiful inspirational photo chosen by my lovely friend Tara so I really DID have to try hard!!
Okay....onto the card!

I used the "Jenny in Bed" stamp from my own collection A Passion for Stamps. For those of you who are on your first visit,it's one of my own drawings in stamp form which you can buy by emailing me at

The papers are Basic Grey/Perhaps,Red Riding Hood and Sultry,Classy which I've used with white Romance from the Paper Co.
The punches used are Dovecraft heart border,Woodware buttonhole,Xcut flower and alphabet feom Banana Book shop.
The beautiful flocked star was in some candy from Kelly .

Gosh, that was a long post but I'm off now to do some blog hopping before clearing up the week's ironing.....


  1. Sad to see you leave the team Ruth but so glad you were able to play ;o) Thank you for doing such a fabulous job with my piccie, you've chosen well, the colours look beautiful! And doesn't Jenny suit these tones so well?!
    Gorgeous creation and the easel style is perfect, these are great fun aren't they?
    Have a great weekend, hugs Tara xx

  2. Hi gorgeous card love the colours you have chosen, are you going to the kings hall. Christine x

  3. Such a gorgeous card Ruth. I love the shape of these easel cards and yours is fabulous. I love all the detail you have put into your card.

    Thank you for being such a terrific Guest DT. We will miss you.


    Jo xxx

  4. Hi Ruth Yes Im going on the 14th as well, hopefully you will reconise me and say Hi, meeting up with Pinky another fellow blogger from craigavon. Christine x

  5. Ruth, I absolutely adore your easel card! I really need to try my hand it one of these cards! Yours is just brilliant! I love the BG papers you've used and "Jenny in Bed" is absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for being such a fabulous addition to our DT for the last month! I can't believe the time has gone by so quickly...I do hope you still join us from time to time and I'll definitely be back to visit!

    Big Hugs,t

  6. this is a gorgeous card hun, such pretty papers and embellies, so happy that you enjoyed your time on BasicGrey Challenges, we loved having you a part of the team hun :)



  7. Glad you enjoyed your month - I certainly did..great stuff from you.

  8. Beautiful card and love your images.
    Like the easel shape.


  9. Wow, this is so gorgeous Ruth! I love easel cards and I really like your layout! The embossing looks fab! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  10. Hello you!
    Hop over to my blog as I've left an award for you ;o)
    Hugs Tara xxx


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth