Monday, 21 March 2011

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining!

Hi all, here is today’s DT card for My Grafico!
MG Balloon

The digi set the DT have used this week is called
Up Up & Away,  from Sanqunetti Designs
I have to admit I had to enlist the help of my friend Debbie for this one (as the png images are totally transparent & I didn’t have the pc savvvy to make them white) so that I could do this layout!
She gave me in depth instructions, which were totally idiot proof!
I do love my online friends!!!! Thanks Debbie!
The balloon images were coloured with promarkers &I gave the clouds “Silver Linings” with my Sakura Clear Star pen. The sky was coloured with blending chalks which were sprayed with fragrance free hairspray to prevent smudging! I added some flower gems,which I've had forever in my stash,then placed a tiny gem in the centre of each flower to finish it off!
Balloon Senti
The papers I used are from Scrapbookingmad Springtime Collection. which I've had for ages I printed the harlequin type paper straight onto some A4 cardstock & simply folded in half for my card base. The other papers were printed onto lightweight matt photopaper.
I matted the image onto the blue paper which I punched with a Martha Stewart punch down one side then punched the corners. Next the pink layer with punched corners  & finally a white layer.
I then tied a ribbon around the card & secured with a roller tape pen.
Have you ever been on a Hot Air Balloon Trip??? I did it a couple of years ago & it was sooo peacful & quiet up there! I thought I'd be terrified (I have a fear of heights!) but it was AWESOME!!!!
It came a close second to Swimming With Dolphins!!!
This card is for a very special person who has just begun a long journey & I want her to know I'm there with her every step of the way!!!
Do pop over & join in the challenge if you have time & remember,
Thanks for looking!
Big Hugs Dawn xxxx
 I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Scrap Creations Anything Goes
Amber's Crafts & Stuff Anything Goes Stash Buster (Flower Gems & Papers)
Paper Crafting Journey Up In The Air
Crafty Ann's Spring Time
Sugar Creek Hollow Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon Bring on Spring
Paper Cutz Anything Goes
Creative Friday Spring Awakening
Digi Doodles Shop's Best Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly Tripletastic 3 papers, 3 flower gems x2 3balloons 3 clouds
The Creative Cottage Spring Has Sprung
ResQ Challenge Be A Surgeon (Faux Stitching)
Miami Doodles Celebrate Spring
Wags 'n' Whiskers Spring
Aly's Sunday Challenge Spring Theme
Card Cupids Spring Inspired
The Cheerful Stamp Pad Be A Sport
I Did It Creations Welcome Spring
Shelley's Images Show Us What You Got!
For Your Inspiration Inspirational Photo (Sky)
Auds Sentiments Get Well Card
Stamps R Us Celebrate Spring


  1. Fabulous card Dawn, it would certainly give me a lift. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  2. Wonderful card Dawn! Love the colors you used. Thanks for joining the fun at Stamping with the Dragons.

  3. Gorgeous card Dawn, the colours are so soft and delicate and the sentiment is fab! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
    Claire xx

  4. Love it! Thanks for playing along at Card Cupids!

  5. Very pretty! I love the colors & DP you used. They really make the image pop. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  6. Just to let you know, you listed me as Spring, but you entered "Be a Sport". If you make the change this is perfect for Be a Sport. however, I admit I didn't even think of taking a balloon ride. And your card is so cute. I love the coloring and t he saying in the cloud. This is really a cute digi set. Thanks for joining "Be a Sport" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  7. Hi, Dawn! I love your card. Hot air balloons just fascinate me and when there are a lot of them aloft at one time, they are beautiful. Thanks for playing with us this week at Amber's Crafts and Stuff. I hope you'll join us again soon.


  8. Adorable. I love the colors and the sentiment is so perfect for hot air balloons.

    Thanks for stopping by Amber's Crafts and Stuff! I hope you will join us again next Wednesday!


  9. Very pretty. Love the diamond paper as well. Thanks for joining our challenge at Amber's Crafts & Stuff.

  10. Love it Dawn! Love how you've layered up the individual images....looks so effective! I'm sure it'll give your friend the lift and feeling of support she needs. Big hugs, Ali x

  11. Incredibly sweet card and such fab spring colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

  12. Sooo pretty Dawn! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us this week at Shelly's Images.

  13. A wonderful card and a very extravagant sport! Love the colouring. Thank you for playing along with the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  14. You've flown in a balloon and swam with dolphins, wow, I want your life lol. Love the card, it's peaceful and cheerful at the same time. Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuffs first challenge, hope to see you back next week. Hugs lin

  15. Very pretty card! So glad you joined us for this weeks FYI challenge!

  16. Pretty card with lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  17. Lovely card and adore that sweet sentiment! Thanks for joining us in the FYI challenge...hope to see you again!

  18. Gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage
    Anne x

  19. Love your card - thanks for playing a =t For Your Inspiration!

  20. very pretty card! love how you used all three balloons, great scene. Thanks for the award!

  21. Adorable card, Dawn! Love the sentiment too! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  22. fabulous! Love the balloons! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

  23. Adorable card! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

  24. So pretty - thanks for playing along at FYI!

  25. What a lovely card. I love the balloons. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  26. So fantastic! I love that you used our sponsors images for this card. Thanks for joining us at PCJ this week. I hope you come visit us again soon! hugs ~ Cindy

  27. Pretty card. I love the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

  28. Love you brought all the colors of your DP in to your stamp! Thanks so much for joining in our Get Well challenge this week at Aud Sentiments!

  29. Fabulous card love that image it would give anyone a much needed lift thank you for joining us at Aud sentiments
    Lorraine x

  30. Comment from the recipient of this card!
    I am soooo shuffed, that means the world to me!
    Dawn xx

  31. Nice card :)

    Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.

    Hugs Gurkiss

  32. Great card! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

  33. WOW ... very pretty Dawn!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers for our 'SPRING' challenge! We hope you'll come back again next challenge!!

    Wags 'n Whiskers
    Guest Designer

  34. What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Aud Sentiments Challenge blog for our latest challenge! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

  35. Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining FYI for our latest challenge!


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Dawn xx