Tuesday 21 April 2015

Up up and away

Good night, good morning, good evening, good afternoon, depending where you are!
Hope I find you fine and dandy.
This is a late night post from me to announce the latest challenge at ATSM and to show you my DT card.

This week our theme is 


and we are sponsored by -

who are offering 4 digis fro their store for the winner.

Anything goes is a great theme if you are entering a challenge but a bit more difficult to come up with an idea when you're not, so I went in search of a few challenges as inspiration.
At Less is More the theme is Up up and away and the one at CAS-Colours and Sketches is colour week. So that was my starting off point.
If you are a regular reader you may realise that I love die cuts and love trying new techniques, so I got out my NEBUS Avery Elle Happy die and MFT Balloon Stax set and had a play.
I die cut the happy out of the white panel then from plum, turquoise and rose card reassembling them slightly off center so that a little bit of each colour shows, it creates a nice shadow effect. The balloon I cut from more card then stamped a few tiny stars in the same colours then tied a piece of linen thread to the bottom of the balloon and joined it up to the side of the 'h'. I stamped the birthday in the space between the h and p, job done. 

So why not pop over to the main blog and check out the rest of the DT's fab inspiration and then join in.

I would like to join in at -

Up up and away


Thanks for calling around see you back soon. :)


  1. Gorgeous use of those colours. So subtle! Your balloon and popped up sentiment are outstanding!! xx

  2. The happy die looks fab lauered like this, like it has a shadow! Excellent CAS design x

  3. Super CAS card using the colours in a very unobtrusive way. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  4. I love the stacked dies! It's a rather subtle use of the CC&S challenge colors, but it looks fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us this week! I hope you'll come back again soon for another challenge.

  5. Love this one, the sentiment looks great in the two colours!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Fantastic CAS design.

    Love and hugs

  7. I love the balloon with the tiny little stars!!! So CAS!!!

  8. Loving the white with just a wee pop of colour! Neat idea :)

  9. Awesome card, Julie! I love how the subtle colors peek out from the alphas and the tiny stars on your balloon are so pretty!

  10. Beautiful cas card Julie and such a cool design xx

  11. This is such a fabulous CAS style design Julie!! LOVE that dimension on your word die and the string to your balloon with the subtle textured background looks amazing!! So fun!! HUGS :)

  12. Wow...love this CAS design, Julie! The layered sentiment is fabulous!

  13. Your multi-layered, multi-coloured die cut...oh my! Absolutely eye-catching wonderful! And the balloon...only toooo sweet! Fabulous card!

  14. Gorgeous, crisp and CAS card Julie and I'm thrilled you've linked up at Less is More for our up, up and away challenge. Sarah x

  15. Love how you've offset your title work...very pretty card!

  16. I love trying new techniques too and I like your offset die-cut images, great technique. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Stef x

  17. Love all the white with little hints of the colour, great design x

  18. Super diecutting and love all the white space!
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More
    Less is More

  19. Love how you offcentered the diecut so you could see some color underneath and the small hints of color in the white balloon is subtle but perfect!!! Fab CAS card!! xx


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