Sunday, 27 February 2011

99 Red Balloons - not quite!

I wanted to use a bright blue/red colour combination for a change, but what to do with it? 
My lovely friend Tams (aka Rusty) had sent me this lovely stamped image so I coloured him in denim tones with my trusty copics and gave his balloon and jumper star a coat of glossy accents for starters. Now what? Ooo I know! my new MS edge punch to add interest to the layers. I used Paper Mill red card, Papermania back to basics dotty and Pink Petticoat gingham papers for the blue. The recipe challenge at Cards for Men asked for 1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments (same or different) and this is where I got stuck, does the sentiment count or not? hey ho, go for it. I found the 3 balloon image, copied it onto stiff, slightly shiney card and cut it out myself !!!! The sentiment was printed on the same card in a 'balloon' font, cut with my oval SU punch and to cover the join I used Craftwork Card Candi (note the new spelling). Two slivers of red card made my 3rd embellishment.

I'd like to enter the following please:

Cards for men - recipe
I did it Creations - Punches & dies
ECP Challenges - Something for the boys
Stamping with the Dragon - Birthdays
Wags & Whiskers - Punches
Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes

Thank you for looking


  1. lovely card Marg, the bright colours are fab :) x

  2. Lovely card - the blue and red combo work really well. Love your edging punch. x

  3. Margaret, what a fabulous card. Those images are great and red, white and blue are my fav colour combo's at the moment. Lovely papers as well.

  4. Great Card! Your papers are fun and colorful and the image is really cute. :-) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

  5. Beautiful card, love it! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  6. Lovely card, the colours look great!

  7. ADORABLE creation and great use of your punches!! Thanks so much for joining our "punches" challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers. We do hope to see you again next challenge!

    Wags 'n Whiskers
    Guest Designer

  8. gorgeous card Marg, lovely
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  9. What a fabulous bright card Margaret, I love the image and colours. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men for our recipe challenge, good luck xxx

  10. fab card for a lad

    kitten DYSU team

  11. Great card! Love the colors!
    Thanks for joining us at DDSB

  12. This image is adorable!! I love the image your friend sent!! Its fab :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at IDIC this week xx

  13. Nice card :)

    Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.

    Hugs Gurkiss


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