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Monday 14 May 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 68 - Balloon images

It's another Crafty Cardmakers challenge, and 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, heliumballoon, balloon animal.  And anything birthday will do, but I want a balloon on it :)
Now, I don't often do decoupage, but on this occasion I couldn't resist the teddy bearing balloons for a child's first birthday card.

The base card was a 7 x 5 inch plain white portrait folded card.  I layered it with the balloon backing paper, which was from a Sharon Duncan cd, Country Kids.

The blue "1" was hand drawn (!) and cut out, and I distressed the edges with tumbled glass distress ink.

The teddy bearing balloons came from a diecut sheet I got in a create and craft goody bag, and I layered him up using pinflair gel.  

Finally, the greeting and name was added using peel off stickers - sometimes, they come in very handy!!

We are sponsored this time by

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.
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  1. Super card, love that fun image and clever you drawing the Number looks fabulous !


  2. Great card, I love the Teddy he's so cute.
    The hand drwan number is a brilliant idea.
    hugs Kimx

  3. This is so sweet - love the image, and the personalisation makes it really special!

  4. This is just so perfect for my challenge! LOVE that darling teddy--and the bright colors are perfect for a little boy's birthday! LOVE IT! :)

  5. Such a perfect card for a 1st birthday, the image is really sweet. You're much braver than me doing a hand drawn image it looks brilliant!


  6. such a super cute card. It's perfect for the 1st birthday.
    The image is stunning ;)
    Doreen xx