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Monday, 28 August 2017

Up, Up and Away

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends

Happy Bank Holiday.  I hope you are having a fine bank holiday weekend for those of you who get a Bank Holiday. Yesterday we celebrated my Mother-in-Law's 90th birthday. We had a lovely time altogether and the weather played its part and was just right. Today I am hoping to go back to the Hampshire Open Studios at Abshot Barn to collect the Batik we bought last weekend  I am quite excited about getting it home.


I was making a card for a challenge blog and I created this background in the end I decided it wasn't right for the image I was using. It was too good to waste so I used it to make this card. I made the background by masking off areas so I could control where the Pixie Powders and Brushos went. The clouds I cut with a die and laid them over the paper. I spritzed a couple of times with the clouds in place and once more with them removed. I didn't want a definite line on the clouds. 


The balloon was cut with a Spellbinders die set called Up and Away Hot Air Balloon. 


This is a Creative Expressions die. 


When we set off home yesterday I said "this is a hot air balloon day" it was  lovely claim sunny day. Can you imagine my delight when we actually saw one on the journey. As I was in the car the picture isn't that good. 


This is another card for my stash for those times  when my husband comes home saying he needs a card for someone at work by tomorrow. It has happened quite often. 

Enjoy the rest of the day.

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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32 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Jackie,xxxx

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  2. Fabulous card Jackie and the background is gorgeous. Enjoy the rest of your day. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  3. Gorgeous card the background is stunning.

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  4. Finally getting the time to have a mooch around. I love this card xxx

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  5. A fabulous die Jackie, love the entire card.xx[aNNie]

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  6. Fab card, love your background x

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  7. Wow fabulous card Jackie. Great design x

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  8. Beautiful card, Jackie.
    Hugs,
    Em xoxox

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  9. Fabulous Jackie, love the balloon and wonderful background.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. love LOVE love your fabulous, fun-tastic creation, Jackie! So colorful, and just lots of happiness amidst your textures and techniques. Love that you also placed the balloon at an angle to bring out the motion! hugs, de

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  11. Stunning card Jackie, that background is fabulous and just perfect with the die cut. Cathy x

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  12. The background was certainly too good to discard, beautiful card Jackie.

    Sylv xx

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  13. What a lovely effect you have made for the background - Fab!

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  14. wow what a super card Jackie and how very strange that you saw the air balloon on the way ... glad mother in law had a lovely 90th birthday ... hope you are having a great bank holiday weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  15. This is gorgeous Jackie, great make hun xx

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  16. Hi Jackie,
    oh what a super and very lovely card.
    I love this wonderful card.
    Your Pixie abd brusho background looks amazing and such gorgeous colours.
    Love the hot air ballon too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  17. A beautiful card Jackie, a perfect summer's day. I love the background you have created.
    Crafty hugs
    Lesley

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  18. Your cards background reminds me of batik fabric! It is absolutely gorgeous! I love the blue colors and that hot air balloon is perfect!

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  19. lovely dies and such a wonderful background

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  20. Lovely card, Jackie - like how you created the clouds with your Pixie Powders. x

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  21. Superb card Jackie and glad the party went well :-)

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  22. Just adore all those beautiful blues and greens!

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  23. Lovely background A great card for your stash

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  24. I love this great image and colours xx Jan

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  25. Lovely depth and detail Jackie. Love the cutting die used!
    Laine
    xx

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  26. I do love hot air balloons and you did well to spot one Jackie! Love your card and the hot air balloon on it is wonderful. Shabneez x

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  27. The background is stunning. What a gorgeous creation. x

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  28. A lovely card Jackie. Super background and die-cut balloon xx

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  29. Love the blues, the background and that balloon - all the B's!! xx
    Great card.
    xx

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  30. It certainly was the perfect day for a hot air balloon. This is a fabulous card, I love the background and the die. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  31. fabulous background and beautiful card Jackie
    Gr Karin

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