We are grateful for our lovely followers

Follow on Bloglovin

Google Website Translator Gadget

Monday 14 May 2012

Challenge 68 Birthday Balloon Bonanza

Our Hostess this week is Mynnette
She says 'My birthday is May 13th, so I'd like to see some projects with balloon images!!! :) Any type of balloon will do - hot air balloon, helium balloon, balloon animal.  And anything birthday will do, but I want a balloon on it :)'
Please check the rules in the right-hand sidebar before entering. Thank You!


We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are offering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, in the shop or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show!  They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud.
We are also sponsored by

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

So without further ado onto the challenge and what the team have come up with this time

I've used a digital balloon image from Bird House Stamps and water colored it in.  After coloring it, I dry embossed it and added some gold glimmer mist.  Patterned paper, butterflies, and bling, three of my favorites, finished off this card.
I chose a cute decoupaged bear for my card this time - utilising a cd backing paper, die cut bear, a hand drawn numeral and distress ink to make it the right colour.  I finished off with a peel off greeting.
  I made the background in Photoshop Elements, and printed it on Ryman Matte photo paper. The balloon comes from a set of transport toppers I've had forever, and the sentiment is from the local 99p shop.
I used free stamp from Imagine That that came with Craft Stamper and made the balloon using a technique from Technique Junkies.
This card was made using a Crafters Companion CD
I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the backing paper and the 3d effect balloons . The sentiment is from Heard from the Heart by Stampin Up
For my card I used a Stampendous Jumbo stamp for the focal image; the greeting has been taken from a Tim Holtz stamp. I created the background with Distress Inks.
For my card I have used a Gorjuss girl stamp from Sugar Nellie which I coloured with ProMarkers.To create the background, I hand drew some cloud shapes to make a stencil, I masked off the Gorjuss girl and then used my distress ink around the cloud stencil. My papers are from the Spring and New Arrival Forever Friends stacks.
For my card I've used a silhouette stamp & free papers. The balloons were made with a punch.
Happy B-Day....Mini Pocket Album made out of four Toilet Paper Rolls.
Used various of design paper... The balloons were made with a punch.
I used a lovely Lili of the Valley stamp for my card, along with some Grand Nesties, a star DooHickey border and some Cherry Lynn leaves.
 I used for my card the adorable Wee Stamp - Amy and colored the image with my copics. The paper is from MME - howdy doody. I embellished with ribbon, pearls and butterflies.

If you would like to stop by their blogs I am sure they would be pleased to see your comments and if you want to know how something was done I am sure there will be more details on their own blogs.

A quick reminder. If you entered last fortnight's challenge, please check the Winners post below. For the last couple of challenges we have had a prize not claimed. We choose our winners here, they are not picked by a random thingy, so if they remain unclaimed I can't just click a button and pick another winner, nor do I have time to chase up winners, so please be sure and check for yourselves. I aim to publish the winners' post at 10am on the morning of the new challenge, so that will be a fortnight from now for today's challenge.


  1. Wow look at all those different balloons, fun challenge thanx.

  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

  3. Just placed my card. Was forgotten to put the card in liny.




Thank you for joining in our challenges and leaving lovely comments.