Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Babies and Balloons

Brrrr it's been such a cold wintry day today!  We've had the lot ... sleet, rain, hail, thunder and lightening!  It was almost a good day to be at work LOL

My first card is another special order for a workmate's baby shower.  I came across these DPs in my stash, no idea where they came from!  My stamps are old-oldies from Shirley's 2 Girls - I always had a bit of an issue with the spelling of 'mold', I would have spelt it 'mould'.  But maybe it's an American spelling?
Coloured with watercolour pencils and Wink of Stella added to the babygro and to the flowers on her dress.  Couple of little charms from my stash ... we know the baby's going to be a boy so I added the little lad - it looked a bit lonely on his own so I added the feather charm too.

My second card is a rare attempt at a 1-layer card, and I'm dead pleased with how it turned out!  I used an oldie Penny Black stamp - coloured with watercolour pencils and lots of red glitter and gloss added to the balloon.  Faint outline of clouds chalked in the background.  Sentiment set from Clearly Besotted.  Red sequins from stash.

21 comments:

  1. Your one layer card is just great! I love the fun image and your clouds. Thanks for joining us at AYLI this week, good luck in the draw.
    Lorraine DT

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  2. A week off work for your birthday? Now that's something I never got!! Both your cards are fab. Those little charms are so cute and really add character. Your plump kitty is quite a character, too. Not sure if his plumpness makes him float or the balloon!

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  3. OH my just had to come over and check out your cute card - love it love it love it. Thank you for sharing with us at My Time to Craft. Love your other card too but the balloon one is just the cutest. Annie xxx

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  4. Your one layer card is so cute...love the cat and the cloud background. I just started using this technique and just love it! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

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  5. Love your take on the sketch, and that glittery balloon!

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  6. Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

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  7. Two beautiful creations! Love the cloud-background on the second card ;o) Thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Cardmakers this time ;o) Hope to see you again! Happy crafting,
    Maike

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  8. Great cards! I especially love the second one -- fabulous (& super sweet!) take on the sketch!

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  9. Fab card! I'm with you on the spelling of 'mould' too, Jo x

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  10. Gorgeous CAS card, love the sweet image and those clouds look amazing. Thank you for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty. We would love to see you again and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

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  11. Lovely baby card and your one layer card turned out great! Your clouds are wonderful. Cara x

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  12. Cute baby card. Love the design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty CardMakers this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  13. Fabulous cards.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

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  14. Oh wow, what a brilliant card, love the car floating in the clouds. Thanks for joining us over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge. Jean x

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  15. So cute! I adore the color palette you used, blue and yellow are wonderful together! Thanks for joining us this week over Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog!
    Barbara

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  16. Yes, "mold" is the American form... I think I like "mould" better! Ha! Both cards are very cute. The preg lady caught my attention-- I need to make a few more baby cards for coworkers! Need a cute stamp like yours!

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  17. Both cards are fab! Thank you for joining in with the ‘Use A Charm’ challenge at Creatalicious Challenges. Mia – DT Member xx

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  18. Three winners!! I want to say BRAVO! on your lovely clouds in the third picture though : ) Sweet glitter too!

    Have a great weekend.

    Patti

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  19. That is a fantastic one layer card Lynne and so cute too!! Always great to see you at AYLI xx

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  20. These are both beautiful cards and thank you for putting the second one into our challenge - thank you for joining us this time at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

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  21. Wonderful cards!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "add a charm” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

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