Friday, 27 June 2014

Lets Fly Away :-)

Hi everyone.  Hope you have had a fabulous week.  Sorry I haven't been about much but we are getting ready for our vacation.

Andy returns home this evening, and we have him with us for a whole three weeks.  We are off on vacation on Monday - yippee!  I am going to share our route with you on Monday in a post and will try and post a little bit of our vacation when I get chance :-)

As for today, it is the start of a new challenge at Polkadoodles and this fortnights theme is Red, White and Blue.


I just had to make this shaped card, as we will be flying on Monday - not in a hot air balloon though, thank goodness!


The hot air balloon, flowers and sentiment are from the fabulous Bonbon Belles CD.  I used the black and white digital stamp of the balloon and flowers, digitally coloured them using Silhouette Design Studio and then cut them out with my Cameo. 


I added a little bit of bling and ribbon to finish off the outside of the card and inked all the edges of the layers with CTMH Cotton Candy.

For the inside, I made a smaller balloon in red and white for somewhere to write a note.


And there you have it, a reasonably quick card after the designing was done :-)


I hope you will take the time and go along and enter the challenge.  You have until Noon GMT on Friday 11th July to enter.  I am sure a lot of my American friends out there are busy getting ready for their celebrations on the 4th, so there is no excuse :-)

Here is the collection I used.

Bonbon Belles Double CD Collection

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Craftin Desert Diva's Craft it Up & Link it Up #34: Red, White and Blue (closes 6 July)

Paper Pretties - Challenge #PWC316: Red, White and Blue (closes 1 July)

Digistamps4Joy - Challenge #95: Shaped card (anything but square or rectangle)(closes 8 July)

4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge #200: Stripes (closes 2 July)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

40 comments:

  1. This is a lovely card Karon. We have lots of balloons float by most weekends as there is a balloon trip company not far from us. They look glorious but the horses aren't quite so keen when the burners blow!! Wishing you and your family a super holiday xx

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  2. This is beautiful,lovely design and colours.xxx

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  3. Beautiful Karon. I wouldn't begin to know how to colour digitally - tell a lie, fill although you didn't achieve this with a bucket! Its another stunner x

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  4. You are the silhouette Queen and a lovely card is the result...gorgeous colours and love the flowers Karon. Have a safe and happy journey.xx
    ♥aNNie xx The Journey is the Start

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  5. Stunning card love the shape of your card and love all the detail you have used .hope you have a great holiday xxx

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  6. This is very nice, Karon!I like your idea for a card like a balloon. The bow is so sweet!

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  7. Absolutely stunning card Karon! love the colors and the added flowers are beautiful!!

    Great inside too!

    Susie

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  8. Oh I love this card...great balloon!!

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  9. Ooooh! What a fun card, Karon! Love the floral embellies and the bow. Will pass on your hugs to Rosie. Have a great weekend, my friend!
    hugs, Asha

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  10. Super fun and patriotic hot air balloon. love those added flowers!

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  11. Sweet creation and gorgeous papers and colour combos used...thanks so much for sharing in our challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy...
    ♥ aNNie {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

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  12. this is gorgeous Karon.

    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

    Karin

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  13. Your balloon is so pretty - love the flowers you added! Have a wonderful time on your vacation!

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  14. Let me start by saying...WOW!!
    Amazing!! Love the Gorgeous flowers and an AWESOME shaped card!
    Love! Love! Love!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  15. How fun is this! Gorgeous shaped card.

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  16. This is so pretty, Karon. Love the balloon and it looks so pretty with the flowers.

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  17. Oh my,my,my...this is stunning my friend! LOVE the balloon shape and the colors are beautiful. Those gorgeous flowers, sweet bow and lovely sentiment are all just perfect! I just adore this sweet card!
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful vacation - relax and enjoy. Be sure to share photos when you get a chance!

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  18. Your shape card is beautiful Karon, I love the colour combination of the air balloon. You must have a safe trip and enjoy your holiday. You deserve it. Anet x.

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  19. Beautiful balloon. Love the patriotic colors and the bow is a perfect finishing touch. Hope you will stop by when you get a chance.

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  20. This is beautiful Karon!!! LOVE that balloon shape and gorgeous colors!!!
    Have a GREAT vacation!!

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  21. This is so gorgeous, Karon!! I love the hot air balloon and the beautiful flowers!! What a fun card!!

    Have a safe, fabulous trip!! I look forward to reading all about it and seeing pictures!! Enjoy my friend!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  22. Hello Karon! Great card. I love the hot air balloon and the red, white and blue theme!
    Enjoy that precious time with your family!
    Hugs,
    Lisa
    CRe8n4u

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  23. This is fabulous, so bright and bold. Love how the flowers climb up the balloon, hugs xx

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  24. This is fantastic. You do the most amazing shaped cards. The flowers and bow are a lovely additions

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  25. Oh wow Karon this is pure delight. Love the air balloon shape and the pretty flowers is a nice touch.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  26. YAY!!! I'm so glad you get to hang with Andy. Have a WONDERFUL vacation. Be safe.
    Love your wonderful project.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  27. Back with my DT hat on:
    This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘SHAPED CARD’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  28. Karon this is lovely. I love the shape, your coloring and the gems!

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  29. How fun! I love the added bling!
    Enjoy your 3 weeks of family bliss my friend! :)

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  30. Awesome! Love that hot air balloon card! Wonderful idea and so pretty!

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  31. I love all of your shaped cards :)
    This is so cute.

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  32. Oh WOW! this is amazing Karon, I love the colors you chose and the shape of the air ballon! TFS
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  33. Wow Karon....your card is awesome! Love the shape!

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  34. Stunning card my friend. Love the papers and cute flowers. Have a wonderful vacation. Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ Nana's Rag Quilts ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

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  35. Great card, love the shape, and the colors are beautiful. I like the flowers, adds some WOW to it for sure. Thanks for entering our Stripes Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, lovely!

    Leanne DT@4 Crafty Chicks

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  36. This is lovely! It is perfect with the 4th. Thank you for sharing it with us at Craftin' Desert Divas!

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  37. Adore this card!
    Hugs
    Anj
    xx

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  38. Great card and perfect for the theme, I love it! Yvonne x

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  39. I just love this, what a clever idea.
    Jenny x

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  40. Love the design, so clever, thank you for sharing at DS4Joy, hope to see you again soon {Digistamps4Joy DT Member} Alex x

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