Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Just a quickie...

 ...well time for something a little different I think,
that is different to what I normally do.
For this card I took my inspiration from a trip I made 
to the NEC craft show in Birmingham last year.
I was fascinated by the use of acetate with peel-offs. 
It gives the card that glossy shine of a peel-off 
with the added depth and dimension of  using 3D foam pads.

I followed the clean and simple sketch set by top tip tuesday.
The colour scheme was set by delightful designs, black, pink and silver.

Its a bit difficult to capture the true colour of these amazing balloon peel-offs 
as they are so intensely glittery. They are gold label peel-offs by craft creations.

These colours also happen to be my favourite colour combo.
I have made this card to thank a friend for helping me out.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

My Mums Craft Shop Challenge 40  - favourite colour combo

Divas by Design challenge 18  - new beginnings/thanks

Delightful Challenges - black, pink and siver

Thanx for popping by...

Keep Calm and Craft xx


  1. I love what you've done with the sketch and those balloons are fabulous! It was a little difficult to see the glitter just from the post picture, but once I enlarged it..WOW!!! Wonderful concept and beautiful card for your friend. :)

    Thank you SO much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "Sketch" challenge.
    Good luck to you and hope to see you again next time.
    Lisa xx

  2. Hi Claire,
    Those balloons are just simply gorgeous.
    I like your design, very clean & simple.
    Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges & we hope that you will join us again this week.
    Keep up the great creativity.
    Lisa W
    (Dreamtime Designs)
    P.S I have blog candy if you're interested :)

  3. Beautiful, Love the colours! You have used the clean and simple sketch at TTT and made it wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us for this challenge! I hope you will join us again soon x

  4. Fabulous card, the balloons are gorgeous...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Wendy xx

  5. Simply stunning!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday is our SKETCH challenge. :)


  6. A great card, love the sparkle and your positioning of the balloons. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  7. Great card, I love the sparkly balloons. Thanks for joining the Sketch Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  8. beautiful card love the CAS look thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

  9. This is beautiful! I have loads of those balloons too and you've inspired me to dig them out :) Great take on the sketch, love it - thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday and don't forget we give a prize to the best Top Tipper too!

    Carol x

  10. Lovely card and great idea, great use of the sketch too! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

    Don't forget the challenges are Now fortnightly :0)

  11. What a great take on the TTT sketch.

  12. what fab balloons
    wonderful project - thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this fortnight for our New beginnings/Thanks challenge
    Good luck
    Lisa x

  13. Love your colour choices. Thanks for taking part at MMCS
    Tracy x