Monday, 17 March 2014

Up Up and Away

Today i would like to share a card i have made with a image from Digi Stamps 4 Joy. It is quite a new release by the store owner Margy, of a house being lifted by a hot air balloon. I love the image but i wanted to have a good play. It would have been easy to use the image as a new home card. I wanted to have a play at other styles out side of my normal comfort zone. Would love to now what you think, the card turned out more is more. I made some lovely backing papers by stamping and embossing over. The only thing i would change is that i covered over one of them so you can hardly see it.
I made an easel card from an A3 piece of black card.
A sheet of A3 white card.
Main image is called a home in the sky by DS4J
Ticket rubber stamp and some of the sentiments by Stamping all day
The backing papers were made using matching stamps and embossing papers by Hero arts and Sizzix
Some of the embellishments were made by using matching stamps and dies by Hero arts and Sizzix.
Colored with a combination of distress inks and promarkers.

Challenges entered.
Crafty Catz Challenge #222. The theme is boys and their toys. We have friends who are involved in hot-air balloon racing. They travel round the UK at weekends to take part. Lots of them are combined with kite festivals too. DS4J are also the sponsor for this challenge. Please pop over and see the amazing cards by the design team.
Cardz 4 Guyz Card Challenge #9. The theme is Typography, they want to see words used as an embellishment or backing paper. Such fabulous inspiration from their team, please pop over and share the love.
As You Like It Challenge. The theme is Favorite coloring medium and why. Well i could be here for the next 2 hours making a list of the coloring medium i like to you. One this card i used mostly distress inks, the god Tim holtz and his distress range is amazing. I did use a couple of promarkers to give a little definition to the roof of the house.They have been sponsored by Penrith Crafts, some fab inspiration by the DT Team.
 Hope i inspire you to pop over to these challenges share the love and join in. Crafty hugs until next time Julie Ann x


  1. What a great fun card Julie-Ann, so much going on. The little house and balloon remind me of the house in Disney's UP!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz4Guyz this week. Hope to see you back again soon. :)

  2. An awesome card indeed!!! Love it! It's got a vintage steampunk feel to it and I adore that look. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz this week.

  3. Fabulous card, lots of interest going on here with your amazing elements. Loving the abnormal shape too. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  4. Totally fun card! Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Guyz this week.

  5. Great card, I love all the embellishments and a great image

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

  6. A hot air balloon, that is a toy! lol!

    Wonderful card. Love it

    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck