Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 68 ” Birthday Balloon Bonanza “

How time flies !!!  its time for our fortnightly challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. The lovely  Mynnette is our host  ( happy birthday for yesterday )and she is asking us to create a card incorporating balloons of any description!! such a fun theme I’m sure you will agree. Pop over to Crafty Cardmakers for all of the details.

This is the simple card I made for my DT piece. I used my Cameo to create the background paper and the 3D balloons the sentiment is from Heard from the Heart by SU and stamped with Marina Mist ( thanks Vicky )

I enjoyed the theme so much I made a second card , another simple one again using my Cameo to create the robot and the balloon cut outs, added some glossy accent to the balloon and using the smile stamp I bought for a pound at Aintree inked it up with SU Pumpkin Pie.


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.
We are also sponsored by:-

Since I came back from the UK stash laden I have been finding it hard to get motivated !! I bought so much I dont know what to do with it ,where to put it and why I bought most of it ! The same thing happened last year and it took me a while to get back into the swing of things having room to store most of it would be a great start !.

Some good news I am now in possession of my brand spanking new I Pad 3 so all is right in Maries little world !!

Do pop over to Crafty Cardmakers to see what the other members of the Dt have created to inspire and delight you all ! you have two weeks to upload your creations and to be eligible for the wonderful prizes supplied by our very generous sponsors.

Take care


34 thoughts on “Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 68 ” Birthday Balloon Bonanza “

  1. Hard to get motivated? You must be missing the wind and rain Marie! Anyway of course it doesn’t look as if you found it hard at all as both these cards are gorgeous! I particularly like the first as I’m a big fan of hot air balloons (although only to look at – you wouldn’t catch me getting in and sailing off!) And you’re welcome! Vicky x

  2. Really lovely and cheery cards Marie and love the simplicity of the designs. I always envy crafters who can do this as I tend to throw everything at my makes!
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. Εβαλες φωτεινά και χαρούμενα χρώματα πολύ καλοκαιρινές όπως μ αρέσουν!!!!!

  4. Loving both your wonderful cards Marie. Have been thinking about you a lot lately with all that is happening in Greece and wondered if you were OK my friend. Take care of yourself and stay safe. Hugs Annette x

  5. Hello Marie
    It is true that we can become overwhelmed but I have no doubt we will see you use more of your U.K. stash very soon – or do we need to bully you into using it lol.
    That robot is so cute. I always imagined robots were for children but he would do for any age group and the colours work so well.
    Wonderful cards that you shared in this post.

  6. Hi Marie, Love the Hot Air balloons. I know what you mean about getting motivated. Sometimes there is so much to do or play with that you just don’t know where to start.
    By the way the link that you have used on the Crafty Cardmakers blog takes you straight to your old blog not to here!!
    hugs Kimx

  7. Hi Marie, since you changed from blogger I’ve been missing you even though I read all your posts as they pop into my inbox. Two great cards, love the hot air balloons – gorgeous colours. The news on Greece we’ve been getting over here hasn’t been too good today so I hope you and yours are doing okay over there. I can empathise with what you say about buying so much stuff, you don’t know what to do with it and don’t even know why you bought it … it happens to me when I go to a craft fair … it’s like choosing sweeties in a sweet shop, where to start 🙂 Hope your mojo returns soon. Elizabeth x

  8. Both your cards are fantastic, I love the quirky second one.
    I’m sure we will be seeing your new stash in the coming weeks, its great having new goodies to play with.
    Yvonne x

  9. Both cards are fantastic takes on the theme! LoVe the bg and those perfect hot air balloons on the first and that gorgeous border on the fab robot card! Good luck with the mojo!

  10. These are absolutely amazing, as usual, Marie!!!!! LOVE the bright colors you’ve used for the first one–and now I NEED a Cameo! 😉 LOVE the simplicity of the second–that robot is darling!!! 🙂

  11. Both of your cards are lovely Marie I think the first one is really classy and the second is such fun – I really like the orange it’s a great colour and one I do neglect. Funnily enough I often don’t know where to start when I get new stash too. I also sympathise with not having anywhere to store my crafting stuff, what a pain it is!

  12. oh Hun,both these cards are brilliant just adore the colours,and the balloons,I just love the depth is just perfect really eye catching no dount about it sweetie,you are so clever these are just fantastic,oh good luck with your i pad Hun oh wish I could have one,take care Hunny,lots love cheryl xxxxxxxxxx

  13. You are just a whizz on that Cameo Marie, fab paper and balloons in the first one and love that cute little robot. Enjoy your new gadget – just do some blog browsing and your mojo will soon return! Take care.Suze xx

  14. Hiya Marie, two very gorgeous cards! I love the balloon background and those 3d balloons, and your robot one is cool! Glad to hear you’ve got a new iPad, now please keep clear of buckets! It’s hard to know what to use first when you’ve been on a big shop, lol, but you may need a bigger room now!

    Take care Marie
    Maria x

  15. I adore the colourful backing paper you made…balloons should be these lovely bright colours :0) still never made it to the ballon festival in Bristol…one day !!
    I know just what you mean…an influx of stash does nothing for the mojo, that’s why I keep ordering little and often. Drip feeding my obsession instead… lol
    Jenny x

    P.S new ipad sounds good, avoid buckets of water this time *wink*

  16. Two fantastic cards Marie. Love the bright colours and original designs.

    I always feel overwhelmed when I have ‘too much’ stash to use and get ‘paralysed’ and can’t make a thing!

  17. Hi Marie, Two very bright and sunny cards, love them both, you’re a clever crafter making cards of all genres I’m so impressed they are different everytime, such fun too:0) I’m back in the dark ages with phones, don’t even connect to the internet on mine, dunno how long I can hold on though, enjoy your new toys, hugs Gay xxx

  18. Well Marie, thank you for all your comments on my posts, I had not deserted you and had looked at your blog since my hols but could not find how to comment, but I have now found the link, I was looking at the bottom of the post but now see it is at the top.
    I love these 2 cards, the balloons are fabulous and the robots so great for boys cards both put together beautifully.

    Kath x

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