Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Up, Up, and Away!

I'm having fun with the goodies left under my tree. Yeah, I'm a dork, but I embrace that, so, technically, my dorkiness is really kind of punk. So nerdy, it's actually hip. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

Dad's birthday is on Monday, so I really did need to whip something up. Masculine cards are not my forte. As in, "What, no ribbons and flowers? Now what?" Drives me nuts.

Here's what I managed:

It's also for the challenges at:
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge - Make the Cut - I fussy-cut and paper-pieced the hot air balloons.
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Mojo Monday - Use this sketch:

I like these sketches! I might get a round one done, too.

The recipe:
Images: Verve (Sunny Days and Words of Wisdom) They're having an awesome sale! Makes my shoestrings a bit longer! :)
Taylored Expressions - Sky's the Limit. They've got a sale, too, but this set has a bunch of images and 3 dies for $13.95 - a steal, really. The clouds are cut with dies from this set. There's a die for making bigger balloons than the ones I used here.
Paper - DP is Echo Park, cardstock is Bazzill.
Odds and Ends - Used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss the polka-dots. Button and twine from the stash. Black ink is Momento, red is Fired Brick Distress Ink.

Thanks for stopping by today! I genuinely appreciate comments and learn from them. Please come again soon.

Happy New Year!


  1. Fabulous I'm sure your Dad will love this - Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

  2. What an amazing male card! I'd say this was definitely a forte - it's amazing!

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge this week and don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us you could also win our Tipper Prize!

    Carol x

  3. That is awesome, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  4. Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  5. Absolutely fabulous male card! I am always stuck doing cards for men - great inspiration!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday

    Hope to see you again next week!

    Happy New Year!

    Leanne xx

  6. Wow this is one great male card. Love the ballons, button, sewing and embossing. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  7. That card look amazing.. I love your balloons.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  8. This is a great "guy card"! They are tough aren't they. Thanks for sharing this awesome inspiration with us at Top Tip Tuesday!

  9. LOVE this in EVERY way possible! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

  10. Hi Elizabeth,
    This looks fwonderful. I love those papers & the fab design. Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge.
    Andie xx

  11. Stunning card thank you for taking part in this weeks 'Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge'
    Hugs Sonia xx