Thursday, 14 January 2016

Up, up and away

I'm very pleased I've managed to make a card for a Stamplorations challenge. 
This is the new CAS challenge launched this month. 


I've used the Stamplorations Balloons and Banners set which I was lucky enough to win last summer. Thanks Shery. 
I'm not entirely happy with this card as I started stamping at the left and did not leave enough room at the right. I think the silver balloon needs more space to be floating into. Then I couldn't trim as it is one layer. (This was already my third go so I didn't want to start again or give in and layer. Maybe I should have done that). 
I coloured the escapee in silver and then added a little silver thread for the optional colour twist.  
As I said this was my third go. I messed up the colouring on the first one trying to add some highlights. Then I had the bright idea of how to save it. 

I've cut out balloons from this crap of paper and glued them over the original colouring. Now I think I like this card best. Still wish it was more to the left. 

So take your pick, no silver colour twist on this one though!

So as well as the Stamplorations challenge I am skipping over to Pixie's Snippets Playground. I have my gloves and scarf as it's a bit nippy.
I think I'm right in saying that I have only cut into one new piece of card this year and everything else has been made from snippets. Not that the pile seems any smaller. Now I have organised my stash I know what I have and (usually) know where it is. 


  1. oh my goodness! THese are so fun! I LOVE the paper piecing balloons!

  2. Hi Alison - I think this is just perfect! Such a great idea with the escaped balloon. Hope you're well wrapped up chick - it's flipping freezing in the Playground - see SaRn for hot choklit with a dash of rum in!


    Di xx

  3. Alison they're wonderful! We are always our worst critics so I understand where you are coming from. I adore these balloons so I love seeing them used by others as it inspires me. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog too. I have accepted the fact that I can't create a OLC card so I'm happier when making CAS cards now Karen xx

  4. This is good. I just love the silver escapee. Such a fun idea. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Very creative idea to add the silver thread for the twist. A fun and colourful card x

  6. They are two lovely cards Alison. Well done with all the fussy cutting balloons. I love the effect of paper piecing. I also enjoyed reading your thought process. Barbxx

  7. Yep . . . you definitely have lots of patience . .. I could NOT have paper pieced that many balloons!

    Both cards are great. Love the stylish HB sentiment too.

    Hugs, SArn xxx

  8. Love all those beautiful balloons Alison! A great design! Have a lovely evening Hazel xx
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  9. These are so much fun .... love the silver escapee! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge


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