Saturday, 25 October 2008

Basic Grey Challenge #8 ~ Shapes ~ Geometric Daisy

My contribution to the DT team for this week's challenge over at the Basic Grey Challenge blog, which is 'Shapes'. We're inviting you to 'get shapely' with squares, rectangles, triangles, circles, rhomboids, octagons.. you name it!

My card uses triangles for the daisy petals, squares and circles, and a plethora of different BG papers.. Two Scoops, Mellow, Archaic and the background is from an 8½ x 8½ pad of BG scrapbooking papers. The button is also BG.. Cupcake. Brads, twine and Stickles complete the picture. Oh, and the stem and leaves were hand-drawn/cut and also made out of BG paper.

Do hop on over to the blog to admire the rest of the DT's work, and take part if you can. We look forward to seeing you there. :o)


  1. Super gorgeous card! I just love how you made that flower :)

  2. WOW Chris...this is fabulous!!!!!! Love that great big flower!!!

  3. Just received an 'Anonymous' comment (how brave), and rejected it for publication. Wish I had published it now for comedy value.. It said "The flowa is bit big and button to red and stiks out like a sor fumb". lol.. Clearly from someone very, very young who doesn't speak English or have any artistic appreciation 'wotsoeva'.

    Go away and play, dear, while I just go and string myself up because you hurt me so badly, and I should never make a card again, based on your observations.

    Puh-leez!! lol ;o)

    Pathetic, eh?

    Thanks for the giggle, anonymous.

  4. Gorgeous, and the bow on the red button gives me the impression that the flower is smiling at me :) lovely
    Jose x

  5. Fabby card...was admiring it on the Basic Grey blog and thought I'd hop over to say hello! Love your idea with the flower..inspired!! Despite what "anonymous" said!! Fantastic card!

    Judy x

  6. I LOVE your card!! The flower petals are fabulous!! Great inspiration for the challenge!!

  7. haha! Chris you are cracking me up! Nevermind are an amazing artist....I always love your work!

    This card is those triangle petals :)


  8. Lovely card!! Do like the flower!

  9. fabulous Chris and I adore that big pinwheel flower - very funky - great work

  10. Simply gorgeous and so creative! I lovy the way you created and mounted your flower. I don't know how to do anything like this. Wonderfully unique!!!

  11. Also, forgot to ask if you have received my mail. Hope so, if not I need to get some more out?

  12. Chris as soon as I saw your card I loved it - it's stunning and the flower is beautifully created.
    Thanks so much for your comments regarding the poor Puss - I really appreciated them. It really affected me, I think it had been terribly abused...

    Thanks again


  13. beautiful card! i love the big flowa! are the triangles petals all stuck down at the centre?

    love Tina xx

  14. Dear 'Anonymous'..

    If you think I would publish your latest rudeness and upset my visitors, you really are unhinged. I have taken steps to prevent your leaving any further comments.


  15. This is fabulous, Chris! I saw it on the Basic Grey challenge site and just had to come over and tell you how much I love it!!

  16. Way to go Chris (re anon) ...I think its fabulousy retro and cool and flowery cards and this one is so different - yup love it!

  17. Wow ... this is Awesome!! Love the shapes.. love the layout, colours... it's brilliant!

  18. Hey Chris!
    Love the flower and all of the quilt elements! So striking!

  19. Georgeous as ever,Christine. Love your blog sooo much.I have finally got one too, thanks to Claire who helped me set it up. Love, Mayxx

  20. The flower is just awesome!! love the whole grandness of it.. fab!

    Marlene x

  21. flower is so cute and colors once again are perfectly matched :>


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