Thursday, September 28, 2017

Birthday Balloon...FUSION Card Challenge~Sunshine on a Cloudy Day


Welcome to FUSION Card Challenge~Sunshine on a Cloudy Day. The image is a fabulous positive reminder for those days when everything around us seems so negative. Design-wise, it's wonderfully inviting with all that open space, pop of colour, line drawings and big message. The sketch is mighty cool, too!

I had a play with my new Concord & 9th Happy Balloons stamps and dies that I had opportunity to purchase in person at a craft carnival held at Spruce Meadows, about a 50 minute drive from my place,  last Friday!  Such fun...not only shopping-wise (so much for my 'spending freeze') but opportunity to meet some of the gals who work in marketing crafting products in Alberta. One of the highlights: meeting Katia, from Studio Katia, in the flesh!  She is awesome!! Her products are awesome!  Anyway...

Photo-inspired this time: here's my sponged balloon, sporting its snazzy design, floating though the clouds bring birthday wishes. This set has fabulous patterns for the balloons; excited to give them all a play...or 10!

Please head over to see the marvelous cards designed by my wonderful design team:

Looking forward to seeing your inspired designs in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by; your visit is both welcomed and deeply appreciated!



Jeanne said...

How exciting to be able to go to a show and buy the goodies in person. I think those are fun. Your card is delightful. The blends on the balloon are fantastic. The texture of the embossed clouds adds a nice touch. Wonderful card! Hugs! :)

Bobby said...

Uh oh your balloon got away, Carol. lol It looks wonderful floating up there among the clouds. So great you got a chance to shop, meet and greet.

Patti said...

Wowie!! I can see you have been busy being amazing! Carol your cards are so fresh and sweet!!

I am happy for you that you came to your senses and stopped that "spending freeze" nonsense! : )

It is always wonderful to see your great cards!


Greta said...

How fun to go to a craft carnival--I'm jealous! I do love balloons & your card is wonderful, Carol!

Karren said...

Your balloon is a bright spot of color against that gorgeous white, yet textured background. Lovely card!

Susanne Vargas said...

Adore the sponging and pattern on your pretty balloon! The embossed clouds are the perfect background for it! Sweet card!

Anita in France said...

Scrumptious, Carol ... this gorgeous balloon with the splendid sponging looks almost edible! How fabulous to get to see crafty goodies IRL before buying ... such a treat! Hugs, Anita :)