Friday, 24 March 2017

Up in the Air - Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Happy Friday!

I'm really looking forward to a Sunday off this week.  I've had a demos every Sunday for the past few weeks which were great but it'll be nice to have family time, especially as it's Mother's Day.

The Challenge this week was set by Svenja who asked for a sky or flight themed card.  I immediately thought about hot air balloons as they seem so peaceful floating in the air and I'd love to go on one.

I'd bought a preloved clouds embossing folder a while back that I was itching to use and then I realised I didn't have either a hot air balloon die or a stamp so I improvised, as you do! I used a circle die for the balloon and cut a basket shape out which I then covered with twine.  I also got to use the brand new First Edition alphabet dies which are fab!


For more inspirational makes take a look at the Daring Cardmakers Blog and join in with the challenge!

Enjoy your weekend,
Shabneez

Products Used:
Trimcraft Whiz Kids Paper pad
Trimcraft First Edition Alphabet Dies 
Amy Tangerine Cloud Dies
Sizzix Circle Dies
Stampin Up Clouds Embossing Folder
Fiskars Medium Heart Punch
Everything else from my stash

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and love the hot air balloon

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  2. This is just the sweetest. I love how you created the hot air balloon. xxx

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  3. Fabulous, bright and beautiful Shabneez!
    Laine
    x

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  4. Love the basket - that embossing folder is great too x

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  5. Hi this is a stunning card I love the hot air balloon. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  6. Gorgeous card Shabneez.....love your design...A great make....Joolsx

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  7. wow what a super idea ... the hot air balloon looks great with the little basket too ... well done ... hope you have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  8. And perfect improvisation it is :) Fab card and a brilliant use of twine :) Love the letting in the same paper as the balloon :) Have a lovely weekend :) Hugs - Debs xxx

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  9. A wonderful card Shabneez. The embossed background is fabulous and I love your hot air balloon. Enjoy a relaxing Mother's Day xx

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  10. Fab card..loving the hot air balloon x

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  11. Brilliant card, fab idea to make the hot air balloon! X

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  12. Love-ly card, Shabneez! I especially like the different little patterns you've used and the texture you created.

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  13. love that cute little basket!

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  14. Fabulous card Shabneez, brilliant idea to make the hot air balloon X Janis x

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  15. A great card, lovely use of does

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  16. Fabulous card, and I great idea. Janice xx

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  17. Fab card! Great improvisation and i love that basket - brilliant idea.
    Hope you had nice Sunday off.
    Fatima x

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  18. Fabulous card Shabneez- great improvisation. Hope you enjoyed your Sunday off. Cathy x

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  19. a great card, I love the twine on the basket

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  20. Clever card Shabneez, love that little basket! xx

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  21. fabulous card, love how you have made the little basket with the twine. Janice xx

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