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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Birthday Balloons!

* 2nd post of the day - please scroll down for midway RTG card *

I decided to make some birthday cards and the first image I chose was was the gorgeous LOTV  'Millie Two Balloons'. I don't tend to use blue very often so I decided to step out of my comfort zone and go for a monochromatic card.

The picture was taken in my light tent and as it was so bright it seems to have 'hidden' the shading on the image..it's either too bright or too dark!

I also used a LOTV sentiment and went 'stickle' crazy but birthdays should be glittertastic!!

 More stickles around the edge of the image and gems for more bling!

I made a matching tag to go along with the birthday card and it also helped me finish up the scraps (all the paper on this card is scraps!)

Image and Sentiment by Lilli of the Valley
Coloured with Promarkers
Paper by Pink Petticoat
Ribbon by American Crafts
Twine from Ribbon Girl
Gems from stash
Glossy Accents
Border strip freebie with order
Corner Punch by Martha Stewart
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink by Tim Holtz

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Sketch N Stash - Fabby sketch (neglected stash image/sentiment - newest corner punch
Lili's Little Fairies - Favourite craft tool (cuttlebug and promarkers)
Crafts and Me - Punches and Dies
Waste not Wednesdays - neglected stash (image/sentiment)
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - anything goes (2nd entry)
Oldie but a Goodie - (die cuts/punches - image over 6/12 old)
Papertake Weekly - cute, cute, cute

Hope you like it and your Sunday is going well


catherine said...

Love the blue colour - very striking. Fab card and a great job with using up your scraps.
x catherine

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous, love the sweet image and blues.
Wendy xx

Fluffles said...

A lovely card. Great image & colouring & a sweet layout with matching tag, brilliant, thanks for sharing with us at an OBAG, Jx

Claire said...

Lovely card, fab image and just love the blue colour tones. Thanks for playing along with An Oldie But A Goodie this fortnight. Hugs, Claire x

Sue said...

Super sweet card and a fab colour too

thanks for joining us at SnS


Kathyk said...

I see what you mean about the shading but, overall, your card looks great in the phoptograph. I'm having trouble with the light here at the moment and may have to invest in a light tent myself!

Lovely card and super image and paper selection

Happy Sunday - hope that cold's well on its way by now matey


CraftyLoops said...

Its a beautiful card Debbie. Its good to step outside our comfort zones every so often......keeps us interested in our crafting....thats what I think anyway! lol. If Im every in a mojo slump I like to try something new or something completely out of my comfort zone and soon the ideas are flying. Love the colour of this card. So pretty. Lee x

Louise said...

bill card. what a cute image and love the stickles you have added. Hope you've had a nice day too x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Debs this is such a little beauty I totally adore that image and what a gorgeous colour you have used, the papers and die cuts look ACE.
Lorraine x

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! Debs, this is so adorable hun. Love the image and pretty blues.

Donna x

coops said...

gorgeous card debbie.the image is so sweet and i really love your fab papers and design :D

xx coops xx

Elise said...

Such a pretty card! Thank you so much for joining us at Lili's Little Fairies!


Wishcraft said...

Super cute card Debs! Love that sweet image and all your fabby sparkle. Thanks for joining in with my WNW challenge hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

gina g said...

Gorgeous card! love the image and colour.
Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

Hippywitch said...

Just gorgeous! Love the blue :-)

sarah-Jane said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at SnS.
Sarah-Jane xx

Julie said...

Wow, gorgeous - stunning shades of blue! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Stash, Juliexx

Andie's Space said...

This looks fab. I love your cute image. Great take on my sketch too. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash this week.
Andie xx