Monday, 20 April 2015

Less is More - Week 220 Theme & HLS Sketch Challenge

Well it's another lovely day here in Somerset, especially if you are somewhere sheltered as there is quite a cold breeze and we had a slight frost this morning.

There's a new challenge over at Less is More and this week the category is "Theme".  

Here's a theme to conjure up a pretty picture
Up, up and away!
For this one you can think balloons, planes, other things that fly and things that can be carried along on the breeze.
Let your imagination take flight!

There is also the April challenge over at Happy Little Stampers:

Here is my card that I'm entering into the challenges.

I've used my Lawn Fawn Party Balloons die set to cut a balloon out of red card with the string to match.  I sponged round the edges of the balloon to give it more definition.  The greeting is Papertrey (birthday) and Tattered Lace (wishes) die cut from glittered mirri card.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to add some definition to the front of the card before I popped the balloon up on a Wobbles Action Spring.  

You can see how it stands out from the card (but goes totally flat to go in the envelope) but it also wobbles as well!  I've just added some sequins to finish off.

Thanks for popping by.  

Happy crafting.


  1. Very pretty card, love the shimmer on it and the composition!

  2. Bright and vibrant...lovely simple card that says it all...fabulous Karen xxxxxx

  3. Another CASlicious card, Karendipity, and a fantastic design feature with the words! You are really singing my song with this sweet and happy card! I love that e/f!! Hugs, Dippy xxoo

  4. Striking, elegant and yummy.
    Love how your sentiment sits on the balloon.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  5. A fun card, great idea to use the spring for the balloon. I was up early enough to see the frost too - looks like another nice sunny one today.

  6. How clean and sparkly and adorable is this?!? Super cute! I'm glad that my card made it safely across the pond to you. I had a lot of fun creating it!

  7. Beautiful CAS card Karen, lovely embossing and die cut words on your balloon.
    Hugs Pam

  8. Fab CAS card Karen love the wibbly wobbly balloon!
    Val x

  9. This looks ace Karen, I'm glad to see you're getting lots of mileage from that super Papertrey die!
    Fabulous card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. Crisp and CAS and fabulous, Karen ... that wobby balloon is brilliant! Anita :)

  11. LOVE this awesome CAS card Karen!! So perfect! Would be great for the HLS Sketch challenge too! :) xx

  12. Karen, this is perfect! I love the look of the wobblers...just haven't tried it yet! Great color on the balloon!

  13. What a clever way to use the wobbler Karen, great card!
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More
    Less is More

  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE this, Karen. Wobbles Action Spring. OMG - I have to get some of them lol. What a great idea. Gorgeous CAS and perfect! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  15. Love your fun balloon and how you've done the sentiment, Karen!!!! The few sequins are such fun!!! Lovely CAS card!!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  16. This is a great less is more card, love the 'wobbles' I've just been using some too.


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