Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Balloon Journey - Happy Retirement

Evening fellow bloggers!  I hope you have all had a good day:).  I am back for my 2nd post today with my inspiration card for Whimsy Digital. I have used a Lia Stampz digi called Balloon Journey, which I thought would be perfect for a retirement. You can find this digi over at the Whimsy Website HERE

  • I have used copics to colour my image. I have made a small cloud stencil and used Distress ink 'Blue Sky' to create the sky effect behind the balloon!
  • The papers are Prima - Engraver and the gingham papers are from a paper pad by Paper Cellar which I have had in my stash for a few years now.
  • My base card is 7"x7" which I have covered in a blue cardstock. 
  • I have distressed the edges of the papers with a Tim Holtz distress tool and inked with Walnut stain and Tea Dye Tim Holtz Ranger Distress inks.
  • The wooden embellishment buttons are from Live and Love Crafts. I have added some blue twine to them.
  • The Happy Retirement stamp I borrowed from my crafty friend Vicky! (thank you) and the 'never to late' stamp is from Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Collection. I have again distressed the edges with distress inks.
  • The metal key embellishment and butterflies are from Prima.
  • I have used gingham ribbon for the bow from The Hobby House as is the vintage metal clock and the vintage metal corners.
  • I have also decorated the inside of the card to co-ordinate with the front of the card.
  • To finish I have added a touch of Sickles Glitter - Tiara.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
The Male Room - The great outdoors
Can You Digi It - Very Vintage


  1. Ohhhh this is just gorgeous! Love every single little detail!

  2. Marvellous card. Brilliant image and detail.

  3. Nikki, this is a fantastic card. I love the colors and patterns you've chosen and the beautiful coloring. This is one of my favorites from you! Well done!

  4. What a fantastic card, Nikki! Love the design and I am so glad you shared it at TTCRD. You certainly don't look like a grandmother!

  5. Fab card Nikki - I loved it when I saw it on the DT page hugs Judith x

  6. Such a light "touch" on your card, Nikki, with just the right amount of Stickles! very sweet card. hugs, de

  7. This is absolutely darling! LOVE the fabulous image you chose and all the buttons! Thanks for joining us at CYDI! :)

  8. Love the fab image....This is

  9. Really fab, love the image, one of my favorite sentiments and the papers and layout are gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

  10. What a lovely fun card - thanks for joining us in TMR this week - Jacqueline xx

  11. Such a lot of elements here, combined into a lovely, fun card, great for our Great Outdoors challenge at The Male Room, thanks for joining in

    Louise xx

  12. What a wonderful card, I would be overjoyed to receive something like this if I was retiring!


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