All Occasion Prettiness From Basic Grey

Two things I can never get enough of when it comes to crafting are hearts and flowers. I love them in all sizes, shapes, and patterns. I love what they stand for. I love that they bring smiles to our faces. I love that they add beauty to our lives and uplift our spirits.

This is the first card I’ve created from the Basic Grey Bittersweet Kit I dug out of my paper cabinet a few days ago. Although it appears that the kit was designed with Valentine’s Day in mind, for my purposes, I want to give the cards a more universal appeal. So, I’ve been playing with various elements, choosing the ones that I like, and saving the rest for another day. For this card, I eliminated the chipboard message and added the pretty cord, Maya Road flowers, and Basic Grey pearl. I can now use the card as is, or go back when I’m ready and add a custom message that is tailored to the specific person sending it to.

It’s always fun to incorporate some challenges into the cards, so here are the ones I worked with today:

Stamp Something – 2 Of Something Challenge (2 Flowers)
The ABC Challenge – V Is For Vintage (Design, Distressing)
The Crazy Challenge CCH16: It’s A Girl Thing (Theme, Elements, Colors)

I’ll also be including it in Sweet N Sassy’s Digi Day Challenge #20 – Patterns O’Plenty at SNR Card Universe for the various patterned papers I’ve used.

17 Responses to “All Occasion Prettiness From Basic Grey”

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  1. Creative Carmelina says:

    oh…a heart does not have to only be for a valentine…this is beautiful!

    and you sound like you enjoyed the process!

    well done!
    ciao bella
    happy creating

    creative carmelina

  2. ccubedx2 says:

    Such a gorgeous card! I love it! <3

  3. Stef H (Glitterbabe) says:

    oh this is gorgeous! that swirl is just stunning!

  4. Cor* says:

    Beautiful & elegant!

  5. The Lone Dollier says:

    Nice card!


  6. Val says:

    Adorable card! Very cute paper:)

  7. Lynn Stevens says:

    I Love the florishes you added to your heart. I could see this as a great Birthday card for someone, Who says hearts can only be for valentines day !!

  8. Julia Dunnit says:

    Oooh that's gorgeous – love the addition of the black swirly rub on – what a finish!

  9. Wipso says:

    Sorry I didn't catch up with you Wednesday but my eye just wouldn't allow it. It's a little better today so I'm trying to catch up on a few blogs.
    This card is really gorgeous. I really love the design and the colours you've used.
    A x

  10. shellshearer says:

    Gorgeous card, love your swirly bit its great

    Thank You for joining us this week over at 'The Crazy Challenge' good luck!

    Hugs Shell xx

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  12. Donna @ The House on the Corner says:

    Thank you so much for joining my blog. I have so enjoyed visiting yours and have become your newest follower. I'm so looking forward to visiting with you!

  13. Kathy says:

    Wow! Great talent. Love hearts and flowers. I appreciate you stopping by and inviting me over!
    became a follower!

  14. Kat says:

    Beautiful card. And thanks so much for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I am now following you too!

  15. Penni says:

    Hi Ramona

    Love the colours of this card, so pretty!!!

    Have a great weekend.


  16. Trish Hughes says:

    beautiful card, love the details!!! thanks so much for playing along with the crazy challenge.

  17. Nana says:

    Very nice card!
    Thank you for playing with us at "Crazy challenge"!
    hugs Nana

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