28 February 2009

BasicGrey Challenge 24 - Pockets

Hi everyone, Saturday again and another challenge at BasicGrey. This week the project must include a pocket of some kind which for me is always a challenge! My lovely DT friends have come up with some fabulous ways to make pockets, their ingenuity amazes me every week. Hope you can join in theirs some wonderful inspiration on the blog.

I found a template for this little bookmark pocket card and now unfortunately I can't find the blog where it's posted, if I do I'll update with a link and thank you for whoever you are for the instructions. It's very easy to make once I'd found something big enough to draw round for the eight inch circle that you start off with, I ended up with a frying pan! After cutting our the eight inch circle you need to score two and a half inches in from both sides vertically and then horizontally across the middle slightly below the halfway down, I just guessed this as there wasn't a measurement and seems to have worked ok. Fold the circle in half from the bottom to the top and then the sides inwards on the folds. I used Marrakech paper and also added a semi-circle of Marrakech on the inside as this paper isn't double sided. The bookmark is made from white card, more of the Marrakech and a stamp from BasicGrey Morocco set which is coloured with markers and a bit of stickles glitter. I punched holes in the two folding card front sections and at the top of the bookmark then added the green ribbon to finish. TFL.


There are some fantastic new stamps being released today by Kadoodle and designed by my very talented friend Sandra Dry, they're the absolute cutest little characters named Loupy Lou and Bobo and are now available to purchase on the Craft Barn Website. I received some photographs of the stamps to add to this post but when I upload them all I'm seeing is the copyright and not the stamp image so I've borrowed a beautiful card that Sandra made to show the little cuties. Hopefully I'll be able to update later with pictures. Also being released today are two hilarious and alternative style stamps by Carol Staples and these are Ma and Pa Iggly.

TFL. Chris


Jilli said...

This is gorgeous Chris, i love the colours of the paper.

Donna said...

Beautiful bookmark and wallet Chris and such gorgoeus colours too, I love the lush green ribbon :) Donna x

Wendy said...

Love your little pocket card its so clever
Wendy x

Sandra said...

Chris this is Stunning!! No... I reeeeaaaaalllly mean that. I love it (may want to marry it a little bit ;O)
You crack me up...that's the best use of a frying pan I've ever seen. We need to build up that Cricut Expression fund my friend. How about a sponsored silence??? Scrap that idea... we wouldn't last 1 minute!
Have a great weekend
Sandra xx
(Isabelle got to the cake this morning before I was up! and this is all she had to say 'but I like the icing Mama'...... off to repair the damage!)

Tasha said...

This peacock tag is amazing its so beautiful and eyecatching
love tasha xx

Karen said...

Stunning pocket and beautiful card Chris. Lovely.

Love Karen xxx

Georgia said...

WOW! I love this Chris! The colours are lovely, what a great idea!
Love, Georgia xx

Tasha Hickert said...

Love your pocket, Chris. The coloring on the bookmark is beautiful and the ribbon is pure luxury.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Chris this is wonderful!
Love this idea and your bookmark is stunning!
kim x

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Loving your pocket Chris, I've never seen one of these before but its stunning. Thank goodness for the frying pan !!

These new BG papers are fantastic aren't they ? I didn't know which one to use first but this one just spoke to me this week and it obviously did to you too !

Take care, see ya tomorra !!

Loads a love,

Jo x

Riet said...

what a beautiful creation Chris.

hugs Riet.xx

kim-paperbabe said...

Stunning Chris, so elegant fantastic colours and love the cicular pocket, so cute! Know what you mean needing a bigger circle for things, very inventive frying pan idea! Yummy big bow!!! Hope you have a nice weekend, HuGs Kim x

Michelle said...

Hi Chris
Thanks for the super comment on my blog, loved producing the card and love using your digi stamps, particularly these more funkey ones. Looking forward to the new ones. Your work is fantstic, not been crafting long at this level so not up on all that's happening out there but isn't there some wonderful things happening?

I would be thrilled for you to use my card in your gallery, quite an honor! Will keep an eye on your blog now for some great inspiration.

mueppi said...

Wow... Chris
this is wonderful!
I love the colours!!
Hugs Gisela

Anonymous said...

WOW and wow again - the colours on the bookmark and pocket are soooo gorgeous.


♥ Marlou ♥ said...

hi Chris :) thanks for your lovely comment :) im loving all what you have created since I last visited you, where does time go?? LOL you were saying how defined and crisp my nesties were, well its the wizard machine I use with them and its much crisper detail. I bought it before Christmas as I couldn't keep up replacing cuttlebug plates as the nesties were rough on them, though I do still use and love my cuttlebug :) hugxx ♥

Rica said...

Hi Chris,
Gorgeous pocket and the paper you've chosen is perfect for it.
(Haven't brought myself to cut into mine yet lol).
I have to use pan lids when I want a large circle - the and on my frying pan gets in the way.
hugs Heather xx

TaraG said...

Oh, Chris, you never cease to amaze me with your stunning creations and boundless creativity! I absolutely adore this bookmark and pocket card! The colours, papers and that yum-o green satin ribbon, lush! Thanks for showing us a fab way to use the Morocco stamps...sometimes I'm just not sure what to do with the stamps! Such a brilliant submission this week,Chris!
Love it!!!
Big Hugs,t

fairywings said...

This is a lovely cute card. All the colours match perfectly together and the enbossing gives it a bit of texture.

Tara said...

Wow Chris, your bookmark and wallet are amazing. Such beautiful, opulent colours, well done! xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours!
Helen x

Bev said...

Absolutely stunning!! Love the beautiful papers and fabulous image Chris - fantastic!!