Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Bearly Mine Inspiration - Birthday Balloons

Good morning, it's my turn to show you an inspiration project for the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog.

I have used gorgeous papers from the Mini Dots collection to make a couple of simple Birthday cards.


and here are my cards

one for a girl


and one for a boy (or man)


I used Die-namics Fishtail Flag dies and Simon Says Stamp Balloon Dies, the sentiment is from Clearly Bessotted and the tag is a LOTV stamp.  I inked the edges of the balloons and papers with distress ink and heat embossed the balloons with 3 layers of clear embossing powder.

I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges:

Love to Create Challenge 141 - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Add a Sentiment
CAS on Sunday Challenge 46 - Ribbon and/or Twine
Through the Purple Haze Challenge 67 - Use a Punch or Die
Craft Your Passion Challenge 239 - Something beginning with B (Balloons)

Thank you for visiting me today, make sure you pop over to the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog and join in with this months Christmas Cards challenge.

Pauline
x

30 comments:

ScrappyAndrea said...

Beautiful CAS cards!
Thanks for Playing with us at SFC!
Hugs Andrea

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creation, love the colours and papers used Pauline, these are sure very versatile and look great on the balloons...
aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

Sammy said...

LOVE this design! And the colour palette (on both) is perfect! I think the neutrals really work well with the lovely dotty paper. Triple embossing the balloons is a great idea too... May have to borrow that! :-) x

susiestacey said...

Great CAS card Pauline - perfect for all x Susan x

Lauren Hatwell said...

You can't be uncheered by a balloon, as somebody once said (I think it was Winnie the Pooh(?)) and these are great. I love the colours. Perfect for boys and girls alike. Lx

Radhika said...

Sweet card Lovely Balloons :)

nwilliams6 said...

Totally cool way to use those lovely papers Pauline. Love your fun sketch with the balloons. Fab cards. Hugz

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are gorgeous Pauline
Kevin xx

Donna Ellis said...

such a cute use of papers and elements, Pauline!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Pauline, great cards! The papers are fantastic, such a rustic, country feel to the colours! Love the balloons too! hugs :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very nice use of the paper and dies! Love the polka dots!

Rosietoes said...

Love your use of the kraft with these papers Pauline. Really spot on, excuse the pun! :) x

Beth said...

what a simple but pretty card Pauline...great job with those papers.

Carol said...

Perfect boy and girl cards Pauline, love the papers matched with the kraft card stock. Carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Two fantastic clean and simple cards Pauline the dotty papers from BM have always been my all time favorite, super makes.
hugs
lorraine x

rachel said...

two super cas cards - really lovely Pauline - works so well with the kraft xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Lovely cards Pauline, look so nice against the Kraft. Susan x

America said...

What FUN and lovely CAS Bday cards. Those colors and papers look great on the balloons too.

Michelle J M said...

Two fabulous cards, I love dots! They are so pretty. Michelle x

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fun Birthday card. Love the polka dotted pattern . Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

Ruza Rebel said...

Lovely CAS cards! Thank you for joining our "Anything Goes" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Pia S said...

It's such a great idea to make two cards using the same design, look how different they turned out by just changing the colors! Very versatile designs, they work for a person of any age!

Chris said...

These are both awesome! I love the big balloons as a focal point! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create this week!!
Hugs,
Chris - DT

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful cards Pauline, I love the cute balloons and dotty paper. Anet x

Kim Rippere said...

Great set of cards. Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion Challenge. Kim, DT

Dangina Martinez said...

Fabulous creation! Love your balloons and design! Thanks for playing along at Through The Purple Haze Challenge!
Hugs, DT Dangina

fiona henderson said...

Super idea...lovely card.

Fiona DT
TTPH

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A beautiful design with those lovely spotty papers - both colour schemes look gorgeous!
Rebecca.
x

Anita Blake said...

Love the simplicity of this card and the balloons work well. Thanks for joining us at TTPHC this week. Anita DT

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card ...love the paperpiecing...thanks for sharing it with us at Melonheadz Friends!
xxx Margreet