Thursday 31 March 2016

Floating by...

Today's card is for the birthday of a friend. My starting point was wanting to feature some balloons...I'm not sure how it ended up with a floating pig! The pig is a digi stamp from Hambo...I coloured him using watercolour pencils, then fussy cut him out (removing the balloon and flowers from the image). I created the background scene using simple coloured card and my Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside' border dies, and my Memory Box 'Puffy Clouds' dies. I cut the balloons using my Die-namics 'Party Balloons' dies, added some numbers cut using my Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet dies, then tied them around the pig using some rainbow twine. I popped them all up using 3D foam pads, then added a little mouse (from the Penny Black 'Hello Friend' set & coloured using watercolour pencils) and a sentiment from the 'Anytime Messages' set by  Hero Arts.

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  1. A great card - I love the flying pig!
    Kath x

  2. This is a fab card, love the boldness of the colours! Made me chuckle too..xx

  3. Halo Helen
    ooh ooh I love the face of the mouse looking at the pig on the balloons
    so cuuuteee!!!!
    great using the bold and beautiful colors Helen
    love your scene really cute I wish I can make similar scene like you but I dont have mouse Image in my stash haha
    cuteee card rainbow card not cute but it is with butterflies so much in a card (LOL)
    many thanks for joining with us at Sunday Stamps this time..
    Monika (Sunday Stamps DT Member)

  4. Such a cute scene you created here! Cute cute card!4
    Thanks so much for playing along in my Let's Color Linky party!!

  5. How sweet! Love the little pig being carried away by the balloons. Fantastic scene that you've created! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  6. Oh my is this ever cute! Love that cute pig being flown away with rainbow of balloons! Your friend is sure to giggle with delight. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  7. hello Helen! this is darlin, I am so luvin the cute image! I am so glad you played along with us at sunday stamps!

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    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  8. hi
    stunning card
    thanks for joining us at creative knockouts
    hugs Lisbeth DT

  9. Love your card, Helen! Too cute with the mouse looking at that floating pig! What a great image for our Outside Fun Challenge at Creative Knockouts. Thanks for playing along this week! Hugs, Cathy

  10. Gorgeous card Helen! I love the scene you've created it's so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  11. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!
    Tina- 4CC DT

  12. How lovely, This is such a sweet card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting for all Seasons. Sue DT

  13. What a super adorable card! I love it. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT


Thanks for taking the time to look and comment on my cards! Helen x