Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lucky Last Core Challenge....

... i am almost out of Core Cardstock but managed to sneak this last one in!
anyway this challenge was set by Char and it's all about journaling and she would also like you to use a tag. But if you don't have one make one. And get your kids to help out. Lets see what there thoughts are...

Anyway this page is all about my miss holly making the cover of scrapbooking memories magazine and what her thoughts were and also mine at the time as this was my first page ever published - and it made the front cover!

"Cover Girl"

Materials: core impressions basic grey ornate collection, AC dear lizzy vellum, crate paper random die cuts, elle's studio tags, a flair for buttons, bella blvd washi tape, Bg alpha stickers, notepaper lolly bag, mini wooden peg.

Thanks so much for such a fun Crop... had the best time just creating for fun... Mwah to all the core gals!

Cheers Miss Wally xxx

Saturday, July 21, 2012

...i have another one for the core...

Ok.. so I couldn't pass up this Core Challenge set by KIM... it's all the "trendy things" - i totally adore!

and of course Core Cardstock

"the bee hive steps"


My 3 gorgeous girls sitting on the steps at the Bee Hive (Parliament house) in Wellington NZ - I will have to share another page so you see why it's called the Bee Hive!

 Thanks  Miss Wally xxx

Friday, July 20, 2012

Core Some More...

 it's amazing what you can do with one pad of core impressions!
anyway a couple more to share...

This is Char's challenge and it's all about "ANTIQUING"  - you know scrunching up that CORE and giving it a good going over with a sanding block.

"2 cute for words"

Materials: Core Impressions Basic Grey Ornate Collection, AC vellum, hambly stickers Amy Tangerine Canvas alphas, coloured doily trims,a flair for buttons, elle's studio tag, MS leaf punch, bella blvd washi tape.

This next one is was set by Melissa and it's a "handmade embellishment challenge" - don't forget the rulz - Core cardstock!

I made my embellishment by punching out a heap of different sized circles and making a small slit and turning them into cones and then layered them randomly, finishing it off by adding more layers of tags, banners and a brad.

"just chill'in"

Materials: Core Impressions Basic Grey Ornate collection, Amy Tangerine sketchbook, Ac vellum,hambly rub-ons and stickers,elle's studio tags, MS leaf punch, Bella Blvd washi tape and button Bg clippings alpha stickers, tim holtz distress stain

and the CORE blinkie for good measure.. still plenty of time to take on a CORE challenge!

thanks miss wally xxx

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Ohhhh I have been hard core cropping the last couple of days...
there are a MEGA amount of challenges to enter - so if you have some CORE card stock them join in!

This is one of the challanges set by Lydia...

she wants us to take inspiration from this picture below... RULZ are make sure you use some CORE CARDSTOCK! here's my take!
I was inspired by the shapes and design, plus the colors teal and orange.

Cards - lovely and hey girl

Materials: Basic Grey Plumeria papers and embellishments, Basic Grey Core Impressions Ornate Collection

this next challenge was set by Debbie she wanted us to create a project using CORE CARDSTOCK only NO PAPER - can use embellishments to finish it off.

so here's my take on it...plenty of CORE and plenty of embellies to finish it off. You might notice the design is a favourite of mine..
"Candid pics"

Materials: Core Impressions Basic Grey Ornate collection, hambly ovelays and stickers, rub-ons, elle studio journal tags, a flair for buttons, BG buttons and alpha stickers.


...and this one was set by their guest designer Jennifer and her challenge was to "STRIP IT"...
ummm now that's something i LOVE to do! 
and you know the RULZ are to use some CORE CARDSTOCK...

" Favourite photo"

Materials: Core Impressions Basic Grey Ornate Collection and some pattern papers from out of print, BG buttons and brads and alphas stickers, MME sentiment tag,memory workz butterfly die, doily trims, MS birds on a wire punch, elle's studio date tag, hambly washi tape and a touch of bling oh and bella blvd woodgrain button!

Ok... so that's it for today!
I'm working on a few more challenges and am making a great dent in my one CORE stash pad!!!!

Make sure you pop over and check it all out  and take on a challenge!

Thanks for popping by... miss wally xxx

Friday, July 13, 2012

a little bit more...

Just sharing a few more projects created with basic grey
Seriously this has to be the cutest collection ever!

"toot toot" 

- little miss jorja happy at play, 
who's about to turn 3 on Sunday!

... I also whipped up a few cards using the 6x6 paper pads and leftovers, there's also a little bit of basic grey core impressions cardstock there. Am loving that cardstock at the moment too!

...anyway that's it for now... thanks miss wally xxx

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Basic Grey Share...

I have a few Basic Grey projects to share...
first up we have this page created for the sketch challenge that's on NOW!

"magic moments"

Materials: Basic Grey "Whats Up" papers and embellishments

 Here's what I had to say -
“I really liked the look of this sketch especially because it gave you plenty of opportunity to use a heap of photos, sometimes that’s rare for me. But this time I wanted to just step out of my comfort zone. I used papers and embellishments from what’s up. I adore the pattern and colours in this collection and am a massive fan of those wooden buttons.”

...and the sketch...

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see what you create from this week’s sketch. Leave a comment on the Basic Grey Blog with a link to your project and we’ll select one comment at random to receive a $10 credit to shop at Comment must be posted by July 15, 2012 at 11:59p MST.
If you upload your layout to your blog or online gallery, we hope you’ll also upload it to our BasicGrey flickr pool and note what products you’ve used so that other BG fans can find inspiration from your work easily.

Hello everyone! 
I have a fabulous birthday card for you all. If you are anything like me you like a bit of texture and dimension on your projects. This is where my punches come in and a little folding technique. I love how something so simple can pack a punch. So now it times to show you how I made that fabulous paper flower on the front of this birthday card.

Start off by making your base. Cut a piece of Good Afternoon patterned paper to measure 15cm x 15cm Trim Jasmine Tea pattern paper to measure 14.5cm x 14.5cm – adhere to base of card. Trim Friendly Greeting to measure 12cm x 12cm, mat to remaining Jasmine Tea paper. Adhere to card. Machine stitch a border for extra detail. Arrange and adhere paper doily.

Materials: Basic Grey Konnichiwa papers and embellishments

Now just follow these simple steps to create your flower :

Use 2”circle punch and punch out 6 circles from the pagoda pattern paper.

Fold each punch circle in half and score. Unfold and use the scored centre as a guide. Fold the sides in leaving you with a cone shape.

Arrange cones on matt doily and then adhere. Stack 2 buttons and hand stitch in place.

Slide you finger into each of the cones and lift gently.

Make a pennant from scraps of paper and place alpha stickers on. Add extra detail by machine stitching a line. Adhere your pennant using some 3D foam. Finish your card off by adding a couple of pins.
Don’t forget you can use any size circle punch you have on hand to create a variety of looks.

and this page
"the easter egg hunt"

Materials Used: Basic Grey kissing booth papers and embellishments

and with the leftovers from the page above I punched out a heap circles using assorted punches and made this paper mobile for jorja's room.

"paper mobile"
Materials used: Basic Grey kissing booth papers, sewing hoop, ric rac and  a button

OK ...
that's all for today,
 I do have a few more basic grey pages to share
 so I will be back...
Thanks for popping by - Miss wally xxx