Saturday, December 6

DT 4 BG Charming

Did you get the code? This is my first post as



Wow! What an honour. I got an email from the wonderful Martine, I accepted in about a milli second! Thank you so much, She had such a hard time deciding that she picked five talented members...

I would also like to say many congratulations to my new playmates ! You must go and visit these talented ladies blogs - they are amazing !

"For this weeks challenge we would like to see some charms on your creations, you can have as many as you like, and of course not forgetting to use at least 1 item from BasicGrey somewhere on your creations and for your wonderful efforts, one lucky person will win this fabby prize which has been kindly sponsored by CraftyKrafts."

So, as part of my new found role here's my card as "design team member" (can I say it any more?)

I don't use charms very much on my cards I will tend to create a little embellishment myself! So for this card I have used a butterfly charm that I embellished with a jump ring and clip so it can come off and coloured with my sakura glaze to coordinate with the paper! You may see it better in the close up!

Then for the Main Butterfly I die cut from brown Bazil and double sided adhesive sheet adhered vellum to underside and attached the top to the other. The with a very generous sprinkling of glitter filled in all the gaps It sparkles so much IRL.

I stamped directly on the ribbon and used stardust to enhance the pattern on the BG paper!


Paper: BG of course - offbeat collection, Bazil basics, Vellum,
Die's: Quickutz - Butterfly,

Stamps: PTI - Mixed messages

Ink: versafine Black, Sakura pens, stardust,

Other: Butterfly charm, jump ring, clip, adhesive Sheet, black 3D foam, stampendous glitter, ribbon

I can see I may be buying a lot more Basic Grey in future… Tee Hee who am I kidding? Quite sure I would have bought it anyway, as there’s a new Basic Grey range I saw on their website called Bittersweet, delish! I can’t wait to get my hands on some.

Thanks for stopping by, will have more to upload & more great news soon, HuGs Kim x


Chris said...

Your card is stunning Kim! I love the big butterfly sitting on the perfect paper choice, the shimmer from the glitter is wonderful. I have this die too and have only used it once, must play with it again. Great idea to stamp on the ribbon and the little charm is gorgeous. After reading your post I've realised I haven't mentioned the other new members of the DT, eek, must rectify that, it must be all the excitement LOL! Talk soon teamie! Chris x

Rica said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks for your lovely comment. Gorgeous card - I love it (I'm mad about browns and pastels together).
Love the butterfly (something else on my wish list - it grows and grows) and the Offbeat Papers - everywhere I go they have run out, but I shall keep trying.
hugs Heather xx

Rica said...

Hi - thanks for that Kim. I just checked Sassy Crafts 1st (Emma is a friend & I like to shop with friends if poss.)and she had got some in so I ordered it there. I checked out Charmed Cards and added them to my favaourites as they have good stock.
hugs Heather xx

Lisadwb said...

Kim, you have out done yourself on this one. Beautiful!! BG DT, you go girl!! COngrats!!!

Pascale said...

This is so stunning. The butterfly is lovely! Congratulations on being a new DT member. You are very inspiring! Pascale :)

Clare said...

Hi Kim, Congratulations on being made part of the BG design Team!

Your card is gorgeous! I love these colours together and Offbeat is my favourite NEW collection by BG at the moment. Not sure about favourite ever, I'd have to have a little think about that!

Love, Clare x

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Congratulations. I made my entry but then chickened out of sending it!

Looking forward to seeing your future creations.

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Wow Kim, another accomplishment! I'm so proud of you! Congratulations!
I'm loving the big butterfly. The colors matches really well with the PP. Just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim...Yaah Way to go girl`Congrats` on your new DT position!!! you are sooo deserving...
Your card is `gorgeous`....
Hope your enjoyin your weekend:)~X~

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Hi Kim

Many congrats again. We shall have a lot of fun ! Your card is stunning and I love this colour combo.


Jo x

Peet said...

Congrats Kim! Your card is absolutely gorgous!!!

Catherine said...

Congratulations, Kim. And you card is absolutely STUNNING :)

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Congratulations missus! Gorgeous card, love it. What a fantastic year of success you are having! Well deserved! Hugs, Lainy xx

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