Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Crafty Creations - Transportation!

Today's new challenge is up at Crafty Creations and I have my DT card to share. I used the absolutely gorgeous Up & Away by my fab teamie Claire (Hope Jacare) because it's a regular sight from my front window. We have hot air balloons taking off from the sports field in front of our house between May & September each year, dependent of course on the weather - the wind has to be not too strong and the sky needs to be quite clear. Anyway it's a great sight seeing the huge balloon inflating and taking off at close range:

I bought my husband Neil a balloon flight for his 50th birthday and he said it was one of the best things he's ever done!

My card was coloured, naturally, with my promarkers and I added a bit of texture with Sakura Glaze pens and a bit of glitter with Gelly Rolls. The backing papers are by Doolicraft, which I'd never heard of and I found them in TK Maxx of all places! The flowers are 3 sizes of punched circles of the dp, distressed and held together with little heart shaped brads.

I'm also entering the card in these challenges:
Drunken Stampers - Serenity now
Stamptacular Sunday - Distress it
Everybody Art Challenge - Handmade flowers


June said...

Love your card Jenni and i love your beautiful pictures too. I would love a balloon flight, it sounds fantastic
hugs June xxx

mforquer said...

This is gorgeous and so nice of you to get hubby a balloon ride!!! I think I would love that!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Love this! I like the photos you shared as well! I bet hubby loved that!

Anonymous said...

So lovely Jenni!! The colors are wonderful! What a wonderful gift for your husband...I think mine would enjoy that too!

Lorraine said...

Lovely card. I really like that image. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Tine said...

Great card Jenni, using a super image which certainly is a mode of transport for our challenge this week! Thanks for joining us this week at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful card!! wonderful handmade flowers !!thanks for joining in our challenge.

Karen said...

Great card Jenni and lucky you seeing so many balloons taking off, I've never seen one for a long time. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Marianne said...

Fabulous fairytale like card!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card tfs!!!

Alex said...

Wonderful paper and a cool card!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Kim E said...

Great card! How wonderful to be able to see balloons taking off right in front of your house. I love hot air balloon rides!! Thanks for joining us at Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge this week. We hope to see you on the
12th for our special Christmas Cards for Soldiers Challenge. Hugs, Kim

My name is Wynneth said...

What a great card Jenni, I love how you created the scene and what a fabulous transportation idea! Thanks for playing along with us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Skraptacular Designs said...

What a wonderfully distressed card! I loved crinkling paper and adding it for a special effect!

How awesome that you get to sit in the comfort of your own yard and watch the hot air balloons! I've always wanted to go up in one and I absolutely love seeing them when they're up in the sky! Thanks for telling us your story and for sharing your photos!

Hope you had fun playing along with us this week at Stamptacular!


Linda Ledbetter said...

What an awesome birthday present that would be! Hot air balloons are one of those things that just make me smile, and your image is so perfect for our Drunken Stampers Serenity challenge! Thanks for playing along!

katesacraftybugger said...

This is really nice,i love your colours and the touch of sparkle thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week -Kate x

Pauline said...

Love your card, hot air balloons are one of my favourite images, so happy and joyful. Beautiful colouring, and love the colour combo too. xx