Saturday, 5 May 2012

Up Up and Away yellow balloon

Life has been pretty busy in our household for the last few weeks so it was lovely to have a Saturday morning free to play along with some challenges. As it turned out I had more time than expected because I woke up at what felt like an hour before I went to bed! It's a colour challenge at Less is More with the colour in question being yellow, and there's a birthday theme over at CAS-ual Fridays, where they're celebrating the first anniversary of the challenge. Come and see what I made:


You may notice that my card reflects the unearthly hour at which I got up! I decided to stamp my scene onto textured card stock for a bit of a 'canvas' look.


The balloon is from my new Up, Up and Away stamp set which arrived yesterday much to my excitement (in fact, I've been having a lovely play with it so I'll have lots more to show you in the week ahead.)


The trees are from Lovely as a Tree, one of my favourite sets of all time. I masked off the ground and sponged in the sky with Daffodil Delight to give a golden sunrise look. You often see this kind of scene around Buckinghamshire on a peaceful summers morning with the hot air balloon seeming to hang in the sky.


Sentiments stamp really well on the textured card stock which may surprise you. This lovely hand-written style sentiment is from the hostess set Happiest of Birthdays.

By the way, if you'd love one of the exclusive hostess sets but don't want to host a party, you might consider joining my Stampers 6 club. Click here for more information.


Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Up Up and Away, Lovely as a Tree, Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight
Card stock: Whisper White smooth and textured
Other: Stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

I can't tell you how exhausted I am after this post! I think our cat Tuppence has the right idea and I could well be joining her shortly!

Do visit me again on Monday when I'll be joining the lovely ladies at Make My Monday as guest designer. They have a new theme this month and will be kicking off with a challenge that I know lots of you will enjoy.

Have a fun weekend!





61 comments:

  1. That's so serene a scene Vicky its beautiful! Love the canvas like texture. Lottie (our cat) is also asleep at my feet currently don't they just have the life!
    Tara
    x

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  2. Hola Vicky, FANTASTIC CARD!!! fantastic stamping and colouring, as always,congratulations for to be guest designer in M.M.M.:d
    I think i need to make the same as Tuppence, very busy and tired week:D, the wisdom of the animals:D
    A hug from the sunny island

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  3. This is gorgeous, it all looks so misty and beautiful. The balloon is fab, too.

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  4. Beautiful card Vicky xx Jan

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  5. Super stamping, as always Vicky...love the tranquil scene you achieved. Such a great canvas effect, too xx

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  6. Okay . . . that's me sold on the balloon stamps! Gorgeous card Vicky.

    LOVE that photo of your cat too, and I'm not a cat person . . . but she looks SOOO sweet! xxx

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  7. What a beautiful scene, it would have been nice walking in that. :)

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  8. I am so impressed by your card. So beautiful!! Real a super card. I really, really need this balloon stamps!

    Marrigje

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  9. A beautiful and stunning card Vicky. I love the colours, the yellow ballon looks brilliant.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  10. Gorgeous card, I love it!
    Chris
    x

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  11. Hi Vicky, so funny. I've just been drooling over the balloons stamp set then hopped onto LIM to see what the challenge is this week. The thumbnail of your card jumped out at me and I knew instantly it was you :) Totally fabulous card and brilliant use of yellow, those trees and the balloon, That's me sold on the balloons set - Sarn will be pleased :)) Have a super weekend! Di xx

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  12. Vicky thank you for your lovely comment on my blog :)) I am so in love with this card its beautiful I like the canvas texture that you've given it I've not inked up my up up and away yet but think that is going to change this afternoon after seeing this ..gorgeous creation :))
    Debbie
    x

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  13. Stunningly beautiful. What a great card.

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  14. a beautiful scene - wonderful card :-)

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  15. Hi Vicky, as always simply beautiful my friend, I love it!

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  16. The glorious golden skies of sunrise! Though Tuppence definitely has the right idea...!

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  17. Love the scene you've set Vicky with the sunrise and balloons always appear serene :o)
    Val x

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  18. Just given my order to louise for this set - can't wait to get my hands on it!
    Lovely card - very atmospheric - Jacqueline xx

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  19. Hi Vicky, thank you for sharing a fabulous card. I love your sunrise.

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  20. Wonderfull.
    Fly, fly away. Great.
    Lisa

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  21. Lovely card and one of my favourite stamp sets too. Very clever use of it.
    Anne x

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  22. Beautiful card love the sunrise

    Anne

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  23. This is so gorgeous Vicky! I love how you've created this beautiful scene! :)
    Lizy xx

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  24. What a really serene card and love the scene that you have made it really does look like dawn is breaking - lovely x

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  25. You have created quite an ethereal effect with your stamping an inking on this textured card. Super card Vicky!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  26. I love how you stamped on the textured card Vicky, it's a beautiful scene :) Doesn't Tuppence looked lovely all snuggled up! Sarah xx

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  27. Gorgeous card Vicky - love the way the stamps have worked on this textured card. Also the colours really reflect the beginnings of a lovely summer day (we should be so lucky!)

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  28. Love that canvas look Vicky
    FABBY card
    Love your cat, so sweet
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  29. A friend of ours, Gemma's Dad actually really wanted to cal her Tuppence, we did laugh
    But it's so cute for a puss x

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  30. Simply beautiful card Vicky - love the "canvas" texture!

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  31. Gorgoeous CAS card! Love the landscape you've created.

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  32. Vicki, this is really lovely! I love the scene you created, and the texture created by the cardstock. :-)

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  33. Wow wow wow this is fantastic Vicky Luv Sue x

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  34. This is beautiful Vicky, you always create the most fantastic scenes, something I struggle to do! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  35. Fabulous card and stamping Vicky, thanks for the lovely comments too :) Viv xx

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  36. Love all the texture on this soft, pretty card.

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  37. Love the textured card Vicky and your stamping is as ever FABULOUS , great colours too. love the name badge you made in your lesson ( post below) well done Hugs Elaine

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  38. This is fabulous Vicky. You do these `scene` cards so well.
    Lynne xxx

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  39. Lovely card Vicky, it looks so good on textured cardstock. Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend
    M x

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  40. It's not a card, Vicky, it's a work of art! I love that it clearly gives the impression of dawn, which is when balloons (around here anyway) go up. The trees are one of my favs, too. Just amazing!

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  41. Gorgeous and serene! Love the canvas look of the textured paper. :)

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  42. such a lovely misty scene. My cat is always curled up asleep on a bed somewhere too x Lavinia

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  43. Gracious card. Very nice composition and superb colors.

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  44. Your card is gorgeous Vicky, it reminds me of a lovely early morning sunrise, the balloon in yellow looks lovely.
    Jo x

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  45. You did such a great job getting a clean image on the textured card stock! I can never do that! LOVE those trees, I need to use mine more! The bright balloon really pops!

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  46. What a beautiful card Vicky, great stamping on the textured card. xx

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  47. you've created a lovely scene.
    Linbyx

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  48. You've captured that early morning scene perfectly Vicky. It must be wonderful to be in that hot air balloon!
    The textured cardstock adds that extra interest to the inked areas....great way to use the colours :0)
    Jenny x

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  49. Amazing stamping! Your card makes me want to venture in to the beautiful woods! Wow! Thanks so much for joining the birthday celebration with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  50. Hi Vicky

    Fabulous card - as always!

    Hugs

    Tina
    X

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  51. Simply stunning, Vicky! I love it. Those trees are one of my favourite stamps

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  52. Soooo pretty! This looks so peaceful! LOVE the use of the yellow!!! :)

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  53. Beautiful serene scene. Love these balloons too. x

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  54. Wow Vicky - stunning card, the linen card gives a great effect!

    Kate
    Xx

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  55. The scene you created is just stunning, Vicky! I love the canvas look you achieved and the soft inking to resemble a sunrise. Thanks for helping us celebrate this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  56. Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for celebrating with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  57. Vicky - what a lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x