Saturday 21 July 2012

challenge 50 - Shades of grey over at CYDA

Good afternoon peeps! 
Today I have 2 cards to share with you! I know I spoil you!! Lol!!
Well I was lucky enough to choose the theme over at Craft your Days away challenge for this fortnight,  now bear in mind I chose the theme quite a few weeks ago! and only yesterday did I realise it is in fact challenge 50! so we have 50 - shades of grey!! Oh plus one other colour!! 
Now I did try to read the much vaunted book and I have to say... Sorry I don't get it! maybe I'm old fashioned, but I would rather my hubby say he loves me, than tell me to kneel by the door with my hands tied, and call him sir!!!
Anyhoo I digress! So this week over at CYDA challenge as I said we have shades of grey and one colour! I chose shades of grey rather that black and white because I wanted to play with mixing the different copic greys together!
I really enjoyed playing with the greys, I have coloured  Bea with warm greys and her clothes with neutral and toner greys! the pinks are R20,21,11 and 00, the sentiment is Magnolia. I am getting more and more into the CAS look, although it can be suprisingly difficult, there is truly nowhere to hide, any smudge or mistake can't be hidden under a convenient flower! Although the odd crystal can be a life saver!! you will see in my next card!!!
So over at Basic grey challenges the challenge this fortnight is things with wings! and don't forget you have to use a basic grey product!  Now you will see just how much I enjoyed my greys!
This time I played with adding different colours! It has to be said they both look better in the "flesh" but I love them both!! notice the abundance of crystals!!! say no more!! Lol!! for this card I used the lovely Scarlets letter papers by of course basic grey! and the sweet fairy is LOTV! there is a lot of glitter on this card, on the dandy lions but unfortunately it doesn't show up!!
So Lots of shades of grey maybe even 50!!
The challenges I would like to enter are:
Papertake weekly - all things girly -  either card!
stamptacular suday challenge - wings and bling  - fairy card!
Deep ocean challenge - Fantasy world  - fairy card
sweet stampin challenge  -  Monochromatic  - teddy Bea card
cute card thursday -  fairy nice  -  fairy card
Have a great Saturday peeps, see you tomorrow with my Totally Tilda midweek reminder!
Jacqui P x


  1. They are both gorgeous, Jacqui! Love the effect of the grey with a pop of colour. I'm with you on the book. I know I shouldn't comment on something I haven't read, but it doesn't appeal to me at all. I'd much rather have a cuddle! Great to have you playing along at Sweet Stampin' this week. Hugs, Tracey x

  2. They are both stunning, I love the cute Teddy Bea, and your monochrome LOTV is fabulous with that splash of red - the huge 'dandelion' head is ispired!!!

    Heather xx

  3. fab card, love the image
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  4. Two beauties Jacqui and I just love the shades of grey with your pink its divine!!!!

    My daughter has given me the book after she has read it but I just can't get into it!!! Love Chanelle xxx

  5. Love the shades of grey - really makes a darling card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

  6. stunning cards jacqui,gorgeous images and your designs are fab :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Thanks for joining our All things girlie challenge at PTW with these two gorgeous cards!

  8. Lovely cards. First is my favourite with this gorgeous grey-pink colours and sweet teddy.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Monochromatic” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  9. Wow! Lovely cards, simply but fantastic!

    Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean this forthnight.

    Hugs, Franz.

  10. I am not familiar with the stamp you used Bea where can i get her i love her lol