Thursday, 2 May 2013

Shades of blue.

Is the theme over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog this month, and I am always amazed at how many different creations we come up with for a theme, but especially when it is a monochrome one. 

I chose to make a card using different blue papers, and made my theme the sky.  I took the gingham paper from Oz, and made it my base layer. Used some gorgeous polka dot papers from Secret Rose Garden and die cut them to be wee hot air balloons, this is one of my favourite dies as it makes me think of floating away to Oz. My sentiment "Enjoy the Journey" comes from the Expedition kit.  I also managed to play with this months A Few of My Favourite Things Kit, which is full of gorgeous cloudy papers, bright coloured papers, journalling cards and stamps. I used one of the stamps on my cloud die cut, and I love the result.

Gingham paper - Oz
Polka dot paper - Secret Rose Garden
Enjoy the Journey sentiment - Expedition
Perfect Day Stamp - A Few Of My Favourite Things Kit
Hot air balloon and cloud dies.
Blue pearlised card, white card and card base from stash
Baskets on hot air balloon coloured with a flexmarker.

We also have lots of exciting creations in the third edition of Lookbook, why not have a browse?

I really hope you can join us this month, and don't be blue about it if you can't :)

I would also like to enter the following challenges;
As You Like It - Dies 
Southern Girls Challenge - Say that again
Crafting For All Seasons - Monochromatic
Stampavie and More - Lots of Die Cuts
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - The Letter B(Balloons & Blue)
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Dies
Glitter N Sparkle - White & One other colour.


  1. Wonderful card, love the balloons and loudspeaker, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  2. Lovely card. Great design and colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at Southern Girls.

  3. Love the hot air balloons and clouds. The colours are great too. Thank you for joining us over at Glitter n Sparkle, good luck

  4. Lovely card, beautiful colours xx

  5. Thanks for sharing this with us in this week's challenge - it's really awesome. It's always a blessing to have you share, and I hope to see you again soon!
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. This is lovely Carol.
    C xx

  7. Very pretty card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  8. I love your card, very effective too! and love the reason behind your choice of favourite die too! Thanks for joining in with our first challenge at At You Like It,

    hugs Samantha :0)

  9. Very cute! Would love to take a trip to Oz! :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W :)

  10. this is fab thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

  11. Love your clouds. Fab card honey.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our first challenge.
    My blog : Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for As You Like It Challenge.

  12. This is such a fun card. Love those air balloons with the clouds. Thank you for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Big hugs!

    JO ANN

  13. Love Love Love!! The hot air balloons are fabby!! Jx

  14. Great card thanks for playing this week at L.T,C, Sandra dt

  15. Gorgeous!! Love those hot air balloons! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge!

  16. Great card, love the balloons.Thank you for joining in the B challenge this week over at Crafty Sentiments.
    Cathy xx

  17. Your card is wonderful!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.

  18. Great inspirational work. Keep it up.
    Great information and well written.
    Simran Kaur
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  19. This is a fabulous card, lovely CAS design.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.


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