Saturday 22 August 2009

Week 2 – A Colour Combo

WOW my goodness it does seem we were missed, me and the team couldn't believe the amount of you who entered the last challenge,We really hope that you enjoyed it as guess what, Yep its time for another challenge :)

First though we have some winners to announce :)

We had sooo many entries to our blog candy, thank you soo much everyone, But there can only be one winner and that lucky person is, Dum dum dum da (my version of a drumroll hehe)


Well done Cazzy, if you could send me your home address to, i will get your prize in the post as soon as i possibly can :) :)

Now to announce the 5 lucky people from the last challenge who will go through to the monthly drawing, those lucky people are, Dum dum dum da


44 – Sandy Shores

76 – Michelle Roos

112 – Virag Eva

59 – Keke

13 – Karen B

Well done ladies you will now all go through to the monthly drawing and could be in with a chance of winning this months fabulous prize which has been sponsored by our one and only sponsor Simon Says Stamp and it is pictured at the top of the blog :)

Now its time for the new challenge :)

A Colour Combo

For this challenge we would like you to use the following three colours :)

BG Colour Combo

Feel free to use White and Skin colours too and Be sure to also use at least one item from BasicGrey somewhere on your creation to be in with a chance of winning the monthly prize, which on the 5th of September when the new challenge is posted we will choose the lucky winner later on that day :), and that's it, easy eh :), we cant wait to see your creations :)

Here is some inspiration from the Design Team


Colour challenge






P1020443 (Small)

Tara G

BG2 copy

BG2b copy


Teacher cupcake box

Tara W




Guest Designer June

BasicGrey blog challenge #2- June Houck

Please be sure to link to the post of your creation and not your blog, as this will make it easier for us to find your entry, How to do this is explained in the How to play along section of this blog.

Saturday 8 August 2009

Week 1 – A sketch by Tara G

Hi everyone and welcome back to the new and improved BasicGrey Challenges, we hope that you are enjoying the new look blog and have found your way around ok :)

Well here we are with our first challenge ,well technically its the 37th challenge, but as we have re – launched the blog we thought why not start the challenges with a clean slate :) , so i give you our first challenge , drum roll please :)

A sketch by Tara G

Copic Class Sketch 1

Our fabulous design team member Tara G has designed this wonderful sketch for us to play with this week :), feel free to flip, stretch and rotate the sketch to fit your needs, as long as the original sketch can be easily recognised you are good to go :), oh and don't forget to use at least one element from BasicGrey somewhere on your creation.

Now remember that we will no longer be offering weekly prizes, instead 5 lucky people chosen at random from this challenge will go through to the monthly prize drawing which has been sponsored by our one and only sponsor Simon Says Stamp, and believe me when i say the prize is a good one :)

Also dont forget that we are now a fortnightly challenge blog and our next challenge will be on the 22nd of August, so that gives you a little extra time to take part :), plus we also now allow you to combine your cards to our challenges with any other challenge blog that allows you to do this :)

Righty then here is the Design Teams cards to give you some inspiration :)


P1020328 (Small)


Tree house BG card





Relaunch Sketch






Relaunch Sketch


Tara G

NewBG#1 copy

Tara W


Guest Designer


BGC Lemonade - June Houck

We hope you enjoy this weeks challenge, and please if you take part could you please link to your creation NOT your blog , as this saves us time in searching for it, if you are not sure how to link on Mr Linky then be sure to check out the How to play along page at the top of the blog :)

The BasicGrey Challenges Team