Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Ballooning


I'm lucky enough to have two weeks off work at the mo, but I've realised it's my friend at work's birthday on Saturday, so I need to post her a card tomorrow. No problem, I thought, I'm always making cards. But when I looked, I had 'thank you', 'new baby', 'new home', 'get well soon', 'Christmas'........ very few birthday cards and they just didn't seem right for my friend. I suppose it's because often I make a bday card with a particular person in mind.

So I decided - a) I need to stock up on bday cards , and b) I needed to make one quickly!

In a hurry, I find my Silhouette Cameo , and a couple of challenges, invaluable.

I had already intended to enter the City Crafter challenge 'balloons' , because I can't use enough images of hot air balloons , I love them so much.  I also spotted a useful -looking sketch at Feeling Sketchy.

So, I cut out the balloon, border and scalloped circle using the Silhouette Cameo, Kirsty Wiseman patterns and black cs. I stamped some turquoise cardstock with a Woodware(?) sentiment and then embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder.

As well as City Crafter and Feeling Sketchy, I'd like to enter:
Sentimental Sundays Embossing
Addicted to Stamps  Anything goes

17 comments:

  1. A very cute design!!!! Thanks so much for playing this week at CCCB :-)

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  2. How sweet! thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  3. Fabulous card!! Love that balloon...Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  4. Beautiful embossing - perfect for our challenge! Love the frame around the hot air balloon too. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sunday Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

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  5. What a cute card...really like the balloon and the colors used.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.

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  6. such a striking card and perfect embossing for our challenge! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

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  7. Love this birthday card you created using the latest Feeling Sketchy Card Sketch!! You did a great job and thanks for plaing along with us at the Feeling Sketchy blog!! :)

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  8. I love your take on our sketch ...your embossing & flower is just fabulous Marina!
    Thank you for playing with us at Feeling Sketchy.
    Debi - DT Co-ordinator @ FS

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  9. Great card, I love hot air balloons too. Really like the colours, hope your friend likes the card x x

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  10. Cute card, love the balloon ! thanks for playing with us at Feeling Sketchy !

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  11. great card! I love the embossing in blue with the multicolour hot air balloon! your friend must have loved the card! Thank you so much for joining us in our Embossing challenge at Sentimental Sundays !
    Mirella DK
    DT Sentimental Sundays (Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella)

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  12. What a gorgeous hot air balloon! Great layout and lovely colors too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

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  13. Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  14. Love your balloon and fab colours. Great card. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

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  15. Hi Marina. Sorry didn't realise it was you. Great meeting you yesterday. Hugs Monika xxx

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  16. LOVE LOVE your balloon element, great card ~ Michelle Feeling Sketchy DT

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  17. Lovely card. thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy

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