cards, Challenges


I wasn’t sure if I would get to join in on this colour challenge.  I really wanted to.  The colours are so pretty together and it has been on my mind the last 2 weeks.  Yesterday was a rainy day here which meant I could sneak away and play. 🙂

These are the colours for the Colour Inkspirations #27 challenge this week. Powder Pink, Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Island Indigo.

When I sit down to make a card for a challenge I pull out the inkpads first and see how they sit together.  Then pull out the stamps that I think might work well with these colours.  After tossing around a few ideas and looking on Pinterest for some inspiration I decided to work with the Lift Me Up set.  (well dusted it off!!).  This is the card that resulted.  Have to say it didn’t take that long to pull this all together.  For me that’s pretty good. 🙂


I gave the Hot Air Balloons a 2-tone effect.  To do this I first inked up the balloon in the lighter ink, for example the Powder Pink, then patted on the darker ink on to the lower half of the balloon.  Then stamped the balloon on to the Whisper White card.  I cleaned the stamp before inking again using the same process.  Then changed inks and did the same with the Pool Party with Island Indigo.  I will say I was a little nervous  stamping it straight on the card in case I messed it up. Also, it was a little tricky to see how much I have inked the stamp but you know, it’s only a little bit of white card.  If it doesn’t work well just turn the card over and try again OR get another piece of card.  No stress. 🙂

To assemble the card I adhered the stamped white piece on to a mat of Powder Pink and on to a card base in Pool Party.  The sentiment was stamped on a strip of Powder Pink card.  Then to finish I cut a detailed Hot Air Balloon from the Up and Away Thinlits in Silver Foil and a few clouds in Vellum.  Of course, Rhinestones were added for the bling factor.

So I got it done in time- and posted to the Facebook group Thankfully.  If you want to join the group and see all the creations then head -> HERE.

Thanks for stopping by,


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Another quick card with the Lift Me Up Bundle.  This was inspired by a few different cards on Pinterest.

Are you liking this bundle?? I love it. So much fun.


On a piece of Marina Mist Card cut 3 of the cloud shapes from the Up and Away Thinlits Dies. Stamp some clouds with Marina Mist ink on to the card. Emboss the card piece with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  

Stamp the sentiment on a strip of Whisper White Card.  Adhere to the Marina Mist card mat with Dimensionals.  Tie around some Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine a couple of times.  Adhere the whole piece to Thick Whisper White card base.

On scrap white card stamp a large balloon in Crushed Curry and a smaller one in Tangerine Tango. Cut them with the Thinlits and raise them up off the card with Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have an awesome weekend.  I hope you have time for creating.


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I have a simple one-layer card to show you today using the Lift Me Up Bundle. This uses the different shaped pieces in the Up and Away Thinlits.  The idea for this card was inspired by one I had seen on Pinterest.  I thought it was a clever idea.

The different pieces were cut with Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum and Soft Sky.  The basket was stamped and cut from Crumb Cake. I sponged around the edge of each piece with the matching ink.  Using the same colour inks I stamped the “splodge” from Gorgeous Grunge over the card.  The sentiment was stamped in black.

Before adhering the pieces down, place them on the card in position.  Mark the place in pencil where the “strings” for the balloon would be.  Then remove the bottom piece and stamp the basket strings in.  Then adhere the balloon pieces and the basket in to place.  Add some Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine and a Rhinestone to finish.

I am so glad I can make more of these now.  I had lost one of the Thinlit pieces for weeks.  I was feeling very sad – and then yesterday sorting out stuff in the studio I found it on the floor under a table.  YAY!!

Have a great day,


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Another card to share with the Lift Me Up Bundle. This time I wanted to add some colour behind the balloon.  This is so easy to do with the shaped framelits in the Up and Away Thinlits set. This card was inspired by a card shared by a Demonstrator friend.  



Adhere a piece of the ‘Falling in Love’ DSP to a Sweet Sugarplum card base.

Cut the large Hot Air Balloon from Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Using the shaped framelits in the Up and Away Framelits cut pieces in various colours of card.  I used Blushing Bride, Soft Sky and stick your card pieces down. Adhere the Balloon to your card.  Tie off some Sweet Sugarplum (from the Succulent Ribbon Combo) and some Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon and adhere on to the Balloon with a ‘Falling in Love’ Embellishment.

Stamp the sentiment on to Very Vanilla Card and cut that with one of the shapes. Sponge the edge with Sweet Sugarplum ink. Cut an oval from the Layering Oval Framelits from Sweet Sugarplum and layer them together.  Raise them up with Dimensionals.

A really very easy card once you put your Hot Air Balloon together.  Try it with different colour combinations perhaps?

Have a great day.


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While I had everything out from making the card I showed you last post I thought I would put together another card.  This one also uses the Carried Away Designer Series Paper and Lift Me Up Bundle. It also has a similar colour scheme of the Peekaboo Peach and Night of Navy.


This time I stamped some small clouds on to the white card and layered over the DSP.  I added a piece of the Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon before adhering it to the Peekaboo Peach card mat and then the Night of Navy Card base.

For the sentiment I inked just the “Happy Birthday” from the Lift Me Up Stamp set with the Night of Navy before stamping it and cutting it out with one of the Project Life Framelits.  You might just be able to see some silver Thread looped up behind the sentiment too??  The large Hot Air Balloon was diecut from Night of Navy with the Up and Away Thinlits.

I hope your weekend is going awesome??  Be back again soon,