Monday, 14 May 2012

Challenge 68 at Crafty Cardmakers - Birthday Balloon Bonanza

Afternoon Everyone, 

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers where our hostess is the lovely Mynnette.
It was her birthday yesterday so she 'would like to see some projects with balloon images!!! Any type of balloon will do - hot air balloon, helium balloon, balloon animal.  And anything birthday will do, but there must be a balloon on it.'
So here is what I made.
I have used one of my new stash of Lili of the Valley stamps which I bought at Port Sunlight.
This one is appropriately entitled Patchwork Bunch of Balloons.
I stamped and embossed the image onto watercolour card and then coloured it using my distress inks.
The base for the card has been made using a Grand Nestie Scalloped circle which I folded in half. I also added some blue patterned cardstock and some stamped swirls.
The coloured image has been cut out using an Oval Grand Nestie and mounted over an oval cut from some background card from my stash.
Before attaching the Bear to the card I added a border punched using a DooHickey.
The greeting is also from a newly acquired clear stamps set by Lili of the Valley called Mixed Circular Sentiments 
I added some leaves cut using a Cheery Lynn die. 
The stamped and embossed panel has been dry embossed from the rear and attached using silicon to give a padded effect.
We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are offering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, in the shop or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show!

 We are also sponsored by
Don' forget to check out what my other lovely Teamies have made, and I will endeavour to get around to everyone this time. 
I was a very bad blogger last challenge, so I aim to be better this time :)
Have a good evening.
Hugs Kimx


  1. Hi Kim firstly thanks for the heads up have corrected it ! Love your card and this super design. So many fabulous details on this gorgeous creation, love the shape and the fantastic image.


  2. Such a cute card. Whenever I cut a cardbase from a scallop shape I always forget to work out the balance before I cut so it always ends up on a slant! BTW my balloon folds flat for posting. xx

    1. Good thinking Jack, now that really is far too intelligent for me lol.
      Actually my card does tilt slightly but never mind, I meant to fold it through one of the scallops but wasn't going to waste it. xx

  3. This is fabulous, Kim! I love the design - looks really special with the round shape, and the image is just so sweet!

  4. L-O-V-E it! The elements and the fabulous image look perfect atop that gorgeous scallop!!! LOVE the way the image is raised up--and your coloring is fabulous! :)

  5. Hi Kim, this is a really pretty shaped card. I love the image, he's so cute & all the embellies.
    Sally x

  6. Hi Kim, what a gorgeous card! Love the image and the shape is just fab.

    Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving the nice comment as well.


  7. I love the LOTV images and this one is so super cute. And your coloring too, Kim
    Love your card
    Doreen xx

  8. What a great card, the image is so cute and wonderfully coloured. I love the shape you've created too.



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Hugs Kimx