Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Up, up and away in my beautiful, my beautiful balloooon!

Hi, guys! What a blustery day it's been today! I dug out my woolly winter scarf and hat when I went out this morning!

 I was at the Ally Pally on Saturday where I met Mags, one of my lovely Dream Valley teamies, and her mum. It was great to sit down and talk about cards with people who understand!

The image and papers from today's card were all bought on Saturday. The totally adorable teddy is by Lili of the Valley, I used promarkers and paper-pieced her balloon. The basket has been coated with Glossy Accents. The papers are by K and Co, called 'Lion Sleeps'.

 I already had the Penny Black sentiment and the Martha Stewart punch. I used Woodware punches for the flowers, which are pearlised white Papermania card coloured with Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks. The leaves were also made with a Woodware punch, and the brads and gems are from stash.

 The sketch is by Friday Sketch Challenges isn't it great? I distressed the strips and stickled round all the edges.

 I'm also entering the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge, which is a theme of 'Transport.' I think a balloon must be one of the most romantic ways to travel - if you don't get vertigo!

The Deep Ocean Challenge is to be inspired by a song - mine is 'Up, up and Away in my Beautiful Balloon' by the Fifth Dimension - here's a link to Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5akEgsZSfhg. It's as cheesy as anything, but reminds me of my Youth!

 I hope all you lovely people are having a good week! Take care, and thanks for looking!

 love Mags B x

 Promarkers: Honeycomb, Vanilla, Ivory, Black, Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, Henna, Walnut


mags said...

Lovely card Mags. The image is so cute and the colours are just me. The little flowers are cute too. Hope it's not as cold tomorrow. May have to get my thermals out lol.

Anonymous said...

Mags, love the card and colour you've chosen. I don't think I've ever seen a LOTV stamp that I don't like! Wonderful colouring too. Please could you explain how you paper piece, it looks very difficult?

Take care, Rach xx

Jules said...

Hi Mags

Now I am going to be singing that for the next hour or so!!! Thanks for that!!!

Fabby layout and beautiful paper piecing!!

Love the finished look.

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your card.

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is gorgeous, love the colours and papers too, hugs Pops x

coops said...

aw so gorgeous mags.the little bear is so sweet and fabulous paper piecing and design :D

xx coops xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Mags this is absolutely gorgeous that image definitely has the , awwwww factor, the papers and colours look super.
lorraine x

Christina - Pieces of Dreams said...

I love your card, Its beautiful in every way!
Thanks for playing at Lili's Little Fairies.
Chris x

Mel said...

OHH Mags

This is just soooooo lovely!
I adore that image, the paper piecing is totally awesome! But those paper are yummy! Oh your bad to me, I now need them lol!
Hope your well?
Hugs Melly xxx

chrilvian said...

What a cute card
thanks for joining at the fridaysketchchallenge

Janine DT FSC

sara said...

so sweet love the image and the glossy basket looks fab thanks so much for joining us at deep ocean this week
hugs sara x x x

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Cute card! I love your take on our sketch.

Thanks for playing at Friday Sketch Challenge this fortnight

Happy Crafting

Debs said...

Love your card Mags, great image.
Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketch Challenge this week.
Hugs Debs