Monday, 13 August 2012

Back! But I'm not!

Hi there everyone.

I know; I know!  I said I wasn't going to be here, but I was such a good girl yesterday getting all my chores done, that I have had a little me time in my craft room this morning.

I tried a new technique - making my own cloud background paper, with a cloud template and some ink.  I think it came out quite well.  And I also thought I would try and get a card done to enter some challenges.

So without further ado, here is my quick card for today.


For this card I used the A Child's Year cartridge.

The balloons (monogram and shift key) were cut at 1.75" and the little dove (page 59, I cut off the little heart), was cut at 1".

The sentiment is a freebie from When the Scrap Hits the Fun and this I inked with the same blue as the clouds.

A little ribbon and we are finished.


I am entering this card into the following challenges.

DL ART Thankful Thursday challenge - Friends (closes Aug 25)

Creative Cutter Room - Friendship (closes Aug 22)

4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge # 102, Up Up and Away (closes midnight 14 Aug)

Make it Monday - Challenge # 102 linky party (closes 19 Aug)

Paper Pretties Monday Challenge PPMC #52 - Anything Goes (closes 19 Aug)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

60 comments:

  1. Such a pretty card. I love the colors and how you spelled out Friends.

    Nana
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  2. I think your background paper came out excellent! I've seen the technique you talked about on Pinterest. Now I think I'm going to have to give it a try too. Great job!! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Cutter Room!

    Tonya
    CCR DT

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    1. Tonya - its so easy - I Googled "Cloud templates under images" you get loads to chose from. I printed off one I liked and cut it out and there you go.

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  3. This is gorgeous ,love the fab image and fab backing.xxx

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  4. Karon, I love your card, the background paper turned out really well, what a great idea! Your attention to detail is lovely with "friends" in the balloons, the matching ribbon and sentiment. The soft colours are beautiful, hugs P x

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    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and for visiting me today.

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  5. Beautiful card, Karon
    I just love the colors I don't use that one too often (the turquoise). Thank you for joining my DL.ART Happy-Birthday-Linky-party-
    DIANA L.
    (http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Diana - I too should use this colour more.

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  6. Ha ha glad you were a good girl and had time to make this awesome card. Love those clouds and all the balloons and the sentiment.

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  7. I love, love the cloud background!! It looks fabulous, Karon!! The balloons are so awesome, as is the sentiment!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thanks Lisa - I'm really pleased with the effect and it was so easy - I will definitely do it again.

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  8. What a great card. So much fun and I love the great colors. TFS

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  9. This turned out awesome!! Love the cloud background!!

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  10. Great card! The clouds look awesome! Carri ~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

    Thanks for joining us at the CCR!

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  11. Clever card design ..lovely card

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  12. This is so pretty Karon! The clouds turned out just lovely.

    Susie

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  13. Love your inspiration for the balloons and the birds. The bright colors sure do cheer a person up. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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    1. Thank you Tamie - appreciate the visit.

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  14. Thank you for joining us in our Up Up and away challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

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  15. Wow, Karon, your sky backing is gorgeous...very well done!!
    this is a lovely card all-around, great colors, elements, makes me smile!
    hugs

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    1. Maria - thank you so much for the lovely comment.

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  16. love that background! can you do a tutorial for it?

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    1. Thanks Laura - I can't take credit for it, I found it on You Tube. I'll look and find the link when I get back from vaca!

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  17. Karon, your card is gorgeous and I love that technique. Have you been to Lady Anne's Paper Craft network yet? It is brand new and we sure could use someone with your talents on one of the design teams. Check it out at http://ladyannespapercrafts.ning.com/
    Have a great day!
    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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    1. Thanks so much Teresa, what a great compliment. As discussed in our email, I will look into it further. :-)

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  18. Karon, your cloud background looks amazing!!! You did a fabulous job, my friend! Your card is too beautiful!

    Yes, a tutorial would be great... lol!

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    1. Thanks Audrey - I will post a link when I get back.

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  19. Beautiful and such a fun card. Love the colors and the Balloons are awesome. I love new techniques too and you did a great job on the clouds...would love to know your technique...tutorial?

    Have a great day!
    Dee B
    Crafdeecat

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    1. Thanks so much Dee, I will post a link when I return.

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  20. Hello Karon. Your card is Fabulous..I spotted this on MIM..Faye

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    1. Hi Faye - thanks so much for popping in :-)

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  21. The DIY clouds did turn out well! I love the balloons too!

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  22. Beautiful card, saw you on MIM.

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  23. Awesome card love the sentiment. The background came out beautiful and the balloons super cute. TFS

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    1. Thanks so much Tahi - I loved doing this one.

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  24. This is so pretty! I love your color choices...great job. TFS it with us in The Creative Cutter Room. Cathie

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    1. Thanks so much Cathie, appreciate the visit.

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  25. Very pretty card! I love the cloud background! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Cutter Room!

    Tracy
    CCR DT Member
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  26. Super fun card Karen very pretty love the clouds
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Cutter Room.
    CCR DT member
    DIANA.L
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  27. Great background paper, fantastic job. Love your bright monogram balloons.

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  28. This is sooo toatlly adorable! I love the colors and the cute design, too!

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  29. Cute card
    Those balloons are so fun

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