Sunday, 17 April 2011

It's been a crafty weekend, Thank God for bad weather (sometimes)






It's been a very crafty weekend, due to the rainy weather. I was too lazy to go out and after having such a late night yesterday I pretty much stayed home to craft, sleep, clean and generally hang out, gotta have these type of weekends now and again. Can you believe my husband and I ordered take away which would normally take about half hour at the most but has now been close to two hours now, needless to say we are now starving.

Its funny how things happen, with the balloons on this card they came about by a mistake I made. I had originally put the lace paper on the white cardstock on another project that I just wasnt happy with. I didn't want the balloons to be made out of plain paper as I wanted to use white and to make the balloons stand out I felt they had to have some texture and pattern. I cut out two different sizes of a  simple balloon pattern , traced this onto the back of the lace cardstock and cut out the balloon, I was really happy with the way they turned out, I was able to salvage a mistake as well as have my textured hot air balloons. I have adhered the balloons to the card with dimensional self adhesive foam. The sentiment is a  rub on, added clear buttons onto the balloons so as to not distract from the colours of green, brown and white.

A good friend of mine is leaving Sydney, embarking on a new adventure in her life, I think this card will be appropriate to give her when she leaves. I will certainly miss my good friend Meg, she has been a  huge influence in my life. This is a woman who has had a heart transplant and has kept on going no matter what has come her way.

The Challenges I have included-
The Play Date Cafe-PDCC #77
Moxie Fab World-In my beautiful balloon
Art Impression stamps-Anything goes
Pixie Dust Studio-Say it out loud, include a sentiment
Drunken Stampers-Technology sucks

                                                          
This is the second card I made. The black chipboard images were also part of the project from where I salvaged the lace cardstock. Ok, you might say what does hot air balloons have to do with a couple? Sometime ago I saw a vintage picture somewhere with couples in beautiful outfits and gorgeous hot air balloons, that picture also had the Eiffel Tower in it but I thought that would be a bit too much for this card. Two of the balloons in this card has patterned paper behind the lace paper, did this to add some colour to the card and give the card a different look.

The Challenges I have included-
Moxie Fab World-In my beautiful balloon
Truly Scrumptious-Vintage

Anyway, I have now eaten after waiting so long for the takeaway food, happy to say the food was delicious. Hope all of lovely people have had a great weekend. Thanks again for visiting and I always enjoy reading your comments which keep me motivated.

17 comments:

E.T said...

these are fabulous creations!!! LOVE!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow, stunning creations dear. I luv it.

Patrice said...

Cute balloons!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is fabulous. I love how you made the balloons. TFS.

Fiona said...

Hey Susan this is a great card :) The balloons are fabby, and I love the tree hiding behind them. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Michele said...

wonderful card! the balloons are fabulous. xo

Lada said...

Wow,Suzan! Wonderful balloons! Very much it is pleasant to me as you has made them. Laces give to balloons romanticism and pensiveness

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards! Love those hot air balloons with the texture! :o)

Cath said...

Hey Susan! Thanks for linking this up to the In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

deana said...

Cute cards! Love all the texture to your balloons!

Jinny Newlin said...

Don't you love it when that happens?! GORGEOUS balloons! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Sylvia said...

Both cards are really fabulous, Susan!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH GOOODNESS--these hot air balloons are GORGEOUS! I love the texture on them--and your first card is beautifully done with our colors! FAB cards! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

margie c said...

Beautiful cards! I love the balloons and the embossing! Lovely job :)
Thank you for playing along with the Pixies this week!
hugs, margie

Michele Gross said...

Amazing design work! LOVE the button baskets for the gorgeous balloons! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

CuddlyBunny said...

These cards are both beautiful! I love the embossed balloons and the leafy-tree background!

Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers!

p.s. Much luck and happiness to your friend Meg!

Saron said...

Beautiful card!!! Thanks for joining Art Impression challenge#12!!

-Soili-Maria-