Up, Up and Away - Sending Wishes Your Way

Three of the cutest hot air balloon stamps arrived earlier this week as part of the Unity May KOTM.  I just had to play with them, I have been doing lots of digi stuff for DT Projects of late so getting inky fingers and paper piecing was just on the cards today.

We have had cyclonic conditions up the entire East Coast this week, and snow was falling in the ranges just west of here.  It's rare for this to happen but when it does it means its freezing here!  So being rugged up, indoors out of the wind was called for as was some bright summery colors to warm my heart if nothing else.



My starting inspiration was the Card Sketch #20 at Frosted Designs.  I have twisted and expanded this a little.  My cardstock So Saffron and Pacific Point are from Stampin' Up, whilst my Papers are from the Echo Park Summer Days Collection.  As previously mentioned the hot air balloons are from the Unity May KOTM, as is the sentiment and the cute clouds.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Frosted Designs - Card Sketch #20
Quirky Crafts - #12 Up Up & Away (The Sky's the Limit)
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Try it On Tuesdays - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - TPE151 Vibrant Colors


33 comments:

Lizzyc said...

Hi Danie, yes what a cold day today was.. and more on the way, I guess it is winter!! Your card looks fabulous, I love the way you have popped up the balloon part, and they are cute stamps.. I scrolled down to the next post too to see your gorgeous butterfly cards.. I love butterflies they always look good on any thing!! And maybe next year we might be able to say Hi in person at the craft show!! keep warm!

Bee said...

I love this card and the hot air balloons are great x

Linda said...

Fabulous card Danie! I love the bright colours and the balloons look fab too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

SharonCallisCrafts said...

Fabulous card, really bright and cheerful x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the details.xxx

Suzee Murphy said...

Fantastic happy card !! just brilliant ! xx

Celia Harrington said...

Great card lovely and bright too love the baloons xxxxxxxxxx

sparklingblackrose said...

I love love love this! Elaine-xxx-

Bee and Dee said...

A great card, love the layout. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge Hugs Bee

Becky said...

Wonderful card.

sue - aka bearhouse said...

such a great card, love those colourful balloons

sue

The Constant Scrapper said...

I love this, Danie! The colors and patterns are great together, but what I really like is the idea that each of those little baskets carries your wishes to the recipient. What a cute concept. Stay warm and keep creating. :-)
Janice

Melissa said...

This is too cute!! I just love the balloons.

Tammy said...

Super card! Love the paper piecing and the way you mounted the sentiment!

Diane said...

Thank you for entering the latest challenge at the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog. This fits the challenge exactly!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So sweet, those hot air balloons are adorable
Lindsay xx

Little-Ladys Crafts said...

Beautiful bright coloured card ... love the balloons.

Andrea x

Ann said...

Great card! I love all of the color and texture! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

Susie said...

What a beautiful and fun card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Frosted Designs.

jane stillman said...

brilliant card, the balloons are great

Lynn McAuley said...

Fun papers for your pretty hot air balloons, Danie!! What a sweet card!

Kathryn said...

what a fun bright lovely card, its ab fab x

photochic said...

Oh I LOVE the little hot air balloons! I really like how you changed up the sketch. Beautiful colors on this card too! Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs! -Heather

zandra said...

So cute! Great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

Julie Short said...

What a cheery card Danie. And the good news is the sun is ssshhining this morning ....not a typo but my cold fingers refusing to work well!

Joanne said...

I really like your card, and I hope that it did warm your heart as it did mine! Such lovely, bright, happy colors and a super job with our sketch. I hope your weather has gotten better! Glad to have you with us at Frosted Designs, come back again soon. Aloha!

Danni said...

Fun card! Really like the hot air balloons! thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!

Cely said...

oh man. i'm jealous of your freezing conditions. LOL. it's SO HOT here. love the hot air balloons!

Karen said...

So bright and cheery Danie...the hot air balloons say summer. Love the papers that you chose to do the paper piecing.

Stampalicious said...

very cute, love the string with the sentiment, thank you for joining our challenge at Frosted Designs, hugs, martina

Katina said...

A fab summery card Danie!
Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!
x

Caro said...

Gorgeous paper pieced balloons! Thanks so much for joining us at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

Ildiko Cseh said...

I know what you mean abt inky fingers hun, I started to use my fav stamps too as digis not quiet the same, I do love your hot air balloons, it was nice to see you on TioT blog and hope to see you back with the next one
hugs
Ildiko