Saturday, 26 September 2015

Simply Saturday - Celebrate

Here we are and it's the weekend - yay!!

I have the last of my latest (for now) creations for Emerald Creek.  Why not check out what my teamies have been up to over at the Emerald Creek Dares blog. Our first ever challenge is up and running and the theme is The 80's.

I went all hearts and pastel colours for my 80's theme on this one.  What do the 80's say to you?  Come on get crafty and enter the challenge!

For today's creation I returned to the Balloon stamp that I shared with you earlier this week.  And after making my first book box card last week, I couldn't resist making another one.

My balloons, are coloured with my waterpen and Tim Holtz Distress Markers; Spiced Marmalade, Tattered Rose, Barn Door, Worn Lipstick and Frayed Burlap.

I also stamped the original balloon stamp in Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Stormy Sky, as well as using this on all the edges. 

To create my frame I used Spellbinders Labels 8 dies.  All the papers are from a Basic Grey 6" by 6" stack called Soleil.  The plain coloured card stock is from my stash.  I also stamped the balloon on the message panel.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Saying Stuff stamp set.  For the front wording I used Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets.

Adding a little foam to the the layers to add a little more depth to the card.

Why not pop along to the Emerald Creek Dares blog remember we have started our first ever challenge and the the theme is The 80's.  Hmmm wonder what you will come up with.  You could win a $25 Gift Certificate to the store!

So that's it for today.  Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Oh - if your in the Calgary area - today is the last day of the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival. Why not pop along and do some crafty shopping - I wish I could.  Say hello to Emerald Creek if you stop by :-)  Click on the image below will give you more details.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Emerald Creek Products used.


  1. That's beautiful! My favorite part is how you framed window inside the!

  2. Those book cards are fun to make yeh Karon! love the hot air ballon and the pretty dp with it....They make cute gifts!

  3. Those balloons are wonderful! They really move in the card with all that depth. Great job! We'll look forward to your future work with Emerald Creek.

  4. love the 80s...I was there!! Madonna, Duran Duran, Bananarama...shall I stop?? A great card Karon...reminds me of 99 red who was that? xx

  5. Karon, this is gorgeous! Another beautiful book card, filled with dimension and sweet detailing! The hot air balloons are so pretty and I love the abundance of hearts. :o) Have a wonderful weekend!

    Hugs and blessings,

  6. Fabulous card front and what a wonderful surprise with the balloon shadow box inside.

  7. Hi, Karon, this is just gorgeous! Love the coloring and the design. Fabulous job on a book card. You always surprise us with wonderful styles of cards. Beautiful work.

  8. WOW!! This is Gorgeous!! Amazing job my friend!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  9. Your card is beautiful.
    Love all of the layers

  10. This is so cool - love your shadowbox card! Gorgeous balloons...

  11. WOW! Love the your shadow box idea. Gorgeous.
    hugs, Asha

  12. I'm still loving those balloons and this card is fabulous!

  13. Wow this is just beautiful Karon. Love it. Hugs Anet x

  14. How beautiful and serene it looks
    Dr Sonia

  15. Beautiful creating the scene you have created, great design! Hmmm , the 80's....I think of BIG Hair!

  16. Such a beautiful Birthday card Karon. Adore those balloons and how you carried the theme through top the inside.
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  17. How clever! I love this! That balloon is gorgeous.

  18. Beautiful card Karon. I like the dimension and the balloons are wonderful. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  19. Beautiful creation lovely design and super colours used..
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  20. OMGOSH Karon! This is simply Fabulous!!!!! LOVE your box card and the depth... Super Cool Hot air Balloons!! Love everything! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  21. hi Karon,
    great to be back on your blog again, I love this card, the colours and main picture looks great. Just to let you know that I have started the monthly link-up's again at, I hope you will consider entering your work again.

  22. Oh wow, this is stunning!! I love the box design!! The hot air balloons are so gorgeous!! Wow!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts


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