Friday, March 14, 2014

SFTW - Anything Goes

Happy Weekend Peeps!  I've been retired for a few years now and I can still get excited about the weekend.  I used to be excited because I would have a couple days off from work and get to do fun things with my friends.  These days when I get excited it's because there are fun events scheduled on weekends that I hope to attend.  I love when I have time to stamp on the weekends but I try to make time to do some arts and/or crafts everyday and these days if I don't make time to do some everyday I end up in big trouble.  But I digress...
At Stampin' for the Weekend we've got a new challenge for you.  This is one that everyone should be able to play along.  It's "Anything Goes".  As long as you use a stamp or digi you can make any kind of card or project.  The challenge is being sponsored by Marker Pop. What a fun shop that is.  As soon as you get a chance take a break and stop on over there, you'll have a great time shopping.

My card is an "anything" card, an all occasion card.   One of the things you can't see in the frontal photo of the card is the "Tole" layering of the balloon.  This photo taken on the side shows that every part of the balloon that could be considered a layer has been done over, cut out and popped up.  The balloon portion of the image has been stamped 5 times.   After coloring the images they are cut out.  The first popped up layer is the entire balloon.  The next layer that is colored and cut is the banner and rosette going around the center of the balloon.  Next the rosette is done, then the last piece is the blue center.  There's a small blue pearl in the center of the blue layer.  While this doesn't shoe well in the photograph it looks really good in real life and it's very easy to do.  If you've never tried it, next time you're looking for something new give this a go.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Close to My Heart "Give a Lift"
ink - Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Scatter Straw
paper - Close to My Heart "Balloon Ride" pack
miscellaneous - copics; twine; charm; machine stitching; Balloon Ride Assortment; Spellbinders Opulent Ovals die

Here's the challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
The Sweetest Thing - Sweet Sunday Sketch 210
L'il Red Wagon #228 - Truly Dimensional
Crafting for All Seasons #72 - Spring Into Spring
Tuesday Throwdown #186 - Stitching
Creative Card Crew 57 - Charms
Love to Create #106 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Be Inspired by a Song, Film or Book ("Around the World in 80 Days)

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.


  1. Love the subtle colours and the balloon image"
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Pia xx

  2. Really gorgeous, Chris! Love the design, colors, and papers! Fab image and coloring, and love the 3-dimensional look! Really pretty die cut & stitching, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. What a lovely image. The soft colours on this card are beautiful. Thanks for playing again with our "Truly Dimensional" challenge over at Little Red Wagon.

  4. Fabulous hun loving the stitching ty for sharing with us at Tuesday Throwdown - very good luck x

  5. Gorgeous card. Love the colors and papers.
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Love to Create.

    LTC DT

  6. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

  7. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.


  8. Great Card looks awesome.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

  9. This is really a super cute and very spring like card! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

  10. fab card-love the balloon! and your use of the Eiffel tower charm! thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew Charms Challenge. Irene DT xx

  11. Great card, I love the colours and style!

    Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew! I hope you can join us again in our new challenge which started today!



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