Sunday 11 July 2010

Up, Up and Away.......

Hi there, Susan here, I have made this weekend a card that is right out of my comfort zone!! I wanted to use a different shaped card, and no flowers!!

I was inspired by all the challenges I am entering this card into, firstly I used a great sketch from Pixie Dust Studio, hope I have done it justice!!

My backing papers are from a CD rom Messy Rabbit from Joanna Sheen, great CD!! All the edges have been distressed.

The ribbons as usual are from our local market.

This is one of two digi images from a collection 'Summer Fun' found at Daisy Doodles, this one is called Hot Air Balloon. I coloured it in with Pro-Markers, then inked the background before distressing the edges.

This is the second of my digi images, called Sun and Clouds, I coloured it in with Pro-Markers, then inked the background before distressing the edges to match the main theme.

The metal hot air balloon charm is from a collection I bought a long time ago on holiday in Witchita.

The sentiment, apt I thought for a hot air balloon, was made on my computer...

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan



  1. What a great summer card Susan ! So different to your usual creations but so lovely ! It's nice to try something different from time to time ! I love the little charm and the fancy corners look great too ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

  2. Well done for coming out of your comfort zone for this card. I think it does us some good to have a change and try something different.
    I love the sentiments you make yourself and have had a go myself thanks to you.
    These blogs have really taught me a bit more about my computer as well as card making.
    Hugs Vanessa

  3. Very fun card and you did a great job for something outside your comfort zone. I love the little charm.

  4. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. Hi Susan,
    This is a fabulous, fun card. Thank you for entering it into the challenge at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

  6. Fabulous card! very summery and what a wonderful image. Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

  7. what a great card and thanks for joining us again at creative inspirations

  8. This is brilliant, love the winking sunshine. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot.

  9. Susan, another card out of your zone....lovely. the fold is very different and i like it!!! fabulous way to use the different images.

  10. Love love love this card!!! beautiful! xx

  11. Susan you did a great job with this card and doing something out of your comfort zone. I love the little balloon charm, it's a great touch.

  12. This is so cute!! I love how you've added in the sun and the charm and all those fluffy clouds, too fun!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations this week!!

  13. Hi there

    Your card is a delight, all the elements beautifully drawn together.

    I think we purprise ourselves sometime when we go out of our comfort zone, but it's probably good for us.

    Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challegne this month and good luck.

    B x

  14. As everyone else has said, you've done a great job considering you were out of your comfort zone. So weird not to see a flower on your card but it looks absolutely beautiful Mam. I know how much you love experimenting with different card shapes and as usual you have been successful in creating this little masterpiece. I love the charm and remember being with you when you bought it! What a great card for anyone: male, female, birthday, holiday, new job...


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