Monday 24 July 2017

Up, up and away ....

I made this card just now for no reason other than just because I could - lol!

Background paper is from an Up & away  pad by Mindy Terasawa that I've had for a long time and haven't used much of it. I like the way there are little hearts hanging from the clouds.

I found a free image for cloud background and also a lovely hot air balloon with rainbow colours. The balloon was on a white background so I layered it digitally on to the clouds background and used a 'fade' brush to get rid of the white surrounds of the balloon. I added the sentiment digitally. I then printed out and added on to the background and on to a card blank. I then dotted some blue gems randomly around the image.

Inspired by the photo for Calling all sistahs July challenge:

This is for:

AAA cards 95: rainbow
Scrapping4fun 95: bon voyage/vacation
QKR stampede 253: up, up and away
Fab n funky 360: use a patterned paper
Come and get it: summertime
Cute card Thursday 487: summer colours
Card mania 94: summer fun
Cute as a button 36: summer fun
Eclectic Ellapu July: summer colours
Creatalicious 119: anything goes + option: summer
Cards und more 14: anything goes with summer
Creative craft cottage digi creations 77: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 104: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 169: anything goes


  1. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Cute as a Button and Creative Fingers. Hope to see you next time.

  2. Well done on combining all those challenges. Thank you for playing with us at AAA cards

  3. And what better reason is there to make a card! Love the rainbow of colours on that hot air balloon. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  4. Love the rainbow effect on your balloon! Such a great image & love your background paper! Totally cute! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  5. A great card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional summer” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

  6. Beautiful card, love the Balloon and background paper
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  7. Lovely fun and bright card. Love the background paper.
    Thank you for joining us over at Scrapping4FunChallenges
    Kelly (DT)

  8. This is lovely and perfect for the up up and away option! I really like the dp in the background. Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede - Anything Goes challenge (option - up, up and away) this week. Dorothy S, DT member

  9. So cute! Adorable papers and I love the rhinestones! Thanks for joining in the Scrapping4Fun Challenge! Good luck, and see you next round :)

    Carrie, DT

  10. Beautiful card, the sequins give it something special. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Creatalicious, we hope to see you back again.

  11. What a perfect take on the inspiration photo at Calling All Sistahs! Thanks for joining us and good luck! Hugs, :)

  12. What a fun and cute card. The sequins really make the whole card brighter. Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It Challenge.

  13. Wow, it would be fun to be in that hot air balloon. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

  14. Great card! I love the rainbow hot air balloon. Thanks for sharing over at AAA Cards!

  15. Great card and love the bright coloured hot air balloon--Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  16. Wow, great card, Hazel! Thanks for joining us this month at the Calling All Sistahs Challenge. :) ~Melissa (DT)

  17. Awesome card! I love the background paper you used on this card and the pretty sky! Thanks for playing along with us at Calling All Sistahs July Challenge!


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