Saturday, 9 December 2017

Hot Air Balloon Card

Hi crafters!  Here is a quick and easy idea for a shaker card using the new Domed Snow Globe die set.  The hot air balloon design is great for just about any occasion as well I think!

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Anita Braddock!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card.

The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size. All for now, Sue x
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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Such a fun card. Love the clouds too.
Congratulations to lucky winner Anuta, enjoy.
Elaine, so glad Trixie is fixed, let's hope all is now in working order, I'm sending loads of luck today for Andrews scan, I hope all goes well for him. Good news that he was feeling a little better.
Yvonne, you are right just to pop in and keep it short, we don't want you to overdo it and we definitely don't want you to go missing again. Hooe Laine is okay when you speak to her. Tell her she is missed too.
June, I hope Colin had a wonderful birthday.. Laughing at your toy boy comment.
Maureen, hope George is feeling better, he should improve quickly with the Matrons care .
Myra, thank you, you do an admirable job keeping us updated. Have you heard from Norah, hooe she is alright.
Has to go to town yesterday to get my glasses repaired, the car parking was manic but the shops weren't overly busy, boy was I glad to get home. Kelly and the twins got my Christmas tree out of the loft and assembled it and I decorated it last night. Getting there.
Basket of hugs overflowing, help yourselves. Thinking of all poorly and missing friends too.

hazel young said...

Such a different card Sue, love the background too xx hazel

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Is it really the weekend again ? What a wonderful array of samples you've given us this past week so much beautiful inspiration, and now this clever design joins the clan. This sample opens itself up for so many different backgrounds and the dome for so many variations with the stamps and all the tiny little dies you've designed over the years, a really clever idea Sue.
Congratulations Anita you've won the most amazing Wednesday gift enjoy.
Sending love and hugs wrapped in a snuggly warm blankly and hope your day is a good one xx said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card thank you.
Congratulations to Anita have fun.
Take care all and keep warm Kitty.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh this is lovely, I will watch the video later when I have my breakfast.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above. Yes Colin did have a nice birthday, quite but lots of phone calls and our youngest son and grandchildren will be round today. He had a call from all the grandchildren yesterday including the one in Birmingham, she was saying that 'we have lots of snow Grandad, would you like some', pout of the mouths of babes!! I bet there was lots of laughs yesterday when twins helped with the Christmas tree, take care and don't go out today unless you absolutely have too, it is manic out there not just because of Christmas but also because of the weather - this applies to everyone.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Congratulations to Anita

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for this lovely card so different in style.
Congratulations to Anita, enjoy.
Jan x

hollyberry said...

Lovely card. Congratulations Anita,enjoy your card.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue

That is such a cute card what a great idea.

Many congratulations to you Anita, enjoy!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

TDQ Karen said...

Clever idea love it congratulations to Anita

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, will watch the video later as busy this morning.
Congrats to Anita.
B xx

Chris Curry said...

A real fun card with lots to talk about on it. Thank you Sue. Xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a fun card. Congratulations Anita. Yvonne xx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Great card. Happy weekend.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, great fun card.
Congratulations to Anita
Marion S x

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

Fabulous shaker card!

Krafty Runner x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, lots of fun.
Very cold here this morning - hope you are all safe and warmX
Elaine,glad you've got Tricia back. Hope Andrew's scan goes well x
Congratulations to Anita.
Got to go and get ready for my Groovi workshop with Linda Page . Have as good a day as possible everyone, love and hugsAlison xxx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue,

This card takes me out of my comfort zone, because it’s so different, but I love it. Will have to try it. X

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Love shaker cards and this one is gorgeous.
Congratulations Anita. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Great shaker card.

Barbara V

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and The Merry Band of Crafters,

Every time I watch you do Pixie Powders, I try to see what you do that I'm not. Maybe it's the flick you give to the spray bottle as you spray, or the Powders are looser in their bottles than mine, or I'm tapping too high over the paper. I get either a vague blur or unblended sharp dots.

But by golly my rusted ironwork looks great.

A person like me would be tempted to color in the balloon and cut the sun from yellow and get blue for the sky inside the snow globe.

Mopsi and I are enjoying not freezing but the guy said I'll need a new fire box. We're expecting snow on Saturday. Hope your temperature extremes balance out, Elaine. We really do need our temperatures within a small range.

Thanks for all the ideas.

Think warm thoughts!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Really fun card so cute

Congratulations to Anita

Hugs Annx without an "e"

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great fun card, love it.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Wonderful shaker card this morning and so different. I will be watching the video in a little while. Congratulations to Anuta . Crafty hugs and well wishes to all...... Wendy

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card today.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a clever shaker card this is and how appropriate it would be for someone if they were gifted a hot air balloon ride. Such a fun card. Congratulations to Anita on winning the beautiful card. Sending best wishes

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A great card with beautiful pierced details and lovely background.
Congratulations to Anita. X

Littlelamb said...

Will comment here whilst I can. Congratulations to Anita. Enjoy! This is a lovely card Sue. Thank you for sharing this with us. I cannot watch the video as iPad won't let me. Think it's coming to the end of its working life. Glad you have got your tree out of the loft Pam. Enjoy decorating it. Elaine I hope Andrew's scan goes ok. Hope you are ok Maureen. Can't email you. Echoing Pam's comments today. Take care everyone. Very cold and frosty out. Hugs for all who need them.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A great card for the young and not so young i am thinking ,loving the fluffy clouds too.
Well done Anita enjoy your card .

Carmen, i hope you are well hugs xx

PP hugs to you and Laine .xx
Yorkie girl, i hope you feel better soon .

Donita ,i hope your fire box will be installed today , as for us ,we sat with the doors and windows open last night ,talk about being in the hot house doh

Pam ,thank you for the loads of scan luck, Andrew phoned last night at about 8.30 said he felt awful again and was going to bed , i hope he feels better today and can make the scan appointment . I bet it felt really festive to have the twins decorating the tree ,i miss my tree , we only have a small table one because we have no room , i am sat looking out at all the white stuff so my mind is made up and I aint going nowhere today .

Big hugs to Pat L ,Littlelamb,Crewe Trish, Rosemary , Alimecca,Myra, Maureen ,Izzy, Diane,June,not forgetting Sue and anyone else i have forgotten .

Take care everyone
Elaine H X

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. This is such a fun card and so very different. Not really my kind of card buuut it could be doable at some point. You never know what you are going to be asked to make
Donita you have my sympathy....we are the same....Ohhh how I have tried and tried with these powders and mine never come out like Sue's and Julia's. No matter what I try it just doesn't happen. But I am a non quitter and I WILL get this right and when, and if, I do, I will let you know where we are going wrong lol. Stay with it Donita. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love this card, I will try and watch video later as going out for fish and chips with my Mum, children and grandchildren as it's a year ago today I lost my lovely hubby Mick,
I have loved your new die collections and have a few on my wish list for when my mojo kicks in and I have time to play again as 5 days aweek I have my 17 month grandson and also looking after my 87 year old Mum who has COPD, I have managed birthday cards and some simple christmas ones but still have a few to make but at this rate they might be ready for next year
Congratulations to Anita on winning card
Huge hugs to you all and I will try and pop in more.
Love and hugs
Tina xxxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a great idea for a card for someone who has lots of dreams in their life. Truly inspirational.


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card. love Jean Z xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, great card today, I love the little clouds. Will watch the video with my coffee later.

Pam, it was great the twins hit your tree out, I bet it will be lovely when you have decorated it. Stay indoors today it us bitterly cold.

My thoughts are with all those who are not having such a great time at the moment.

Love Rosemarie X X

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love the card the clouds are just fab congrats to the lucky winner enjoy your beautiful gift
Love June Horrocks xxxxxxxxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I love the card. I must get these dies.
Evis M.

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely shaker card. I haven't got to grips with these type of cards yet, but it's on my list of things to conquer next year. Oh well, back to addressing cards. Love making them, but hate writing them out. Hugs xx Pauline

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, such a great and really fun shaker card. The hot air balloon die set is like you say suitable for many occasions. Well done Anita on winning the giveaway card. Have a great day everyone, stay warm it is really cold out there. Bx

Anonymous said...

Lovely shaker card Sue. Right for any occasion. So simple to make too.
VCCumbria xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Nice and cute!
Congratulations to Anita.
Doreen R

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely shaker card the pixie background is gorgeous
Nanny Tina thinking of you today such a difficult time for you good that you are getting out & keeping busy
Elaine I hope Andrews feels better today & his scan goes ahead
Pam how lovely to have the twins to help with the tree
Congratulations to Anita enjoy your prize
Hope you are all keeping safe & warm in this cold weather

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a fun card today, I love the hot air balloon stamp, it works so well as a shaker card doesn’t it. There’s something about hot air balloons that make me smile when I see them, perhaps it’s the thought of warm balmy evenings. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to Anita on winning the card xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, good to hear the tree is up. Xxx
Tina sending you a big hug sweetheart, I can’t belive it’s a year since you lost your lovely husband xxx
Tracey and Elaine sending hugs xxx
Alison oooh have a lovely time, wish I could come too xxx

karenlotty said...

Very clever card

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
I will watch the video later cause I´m interested in doing something similar.
Thanks for the video and your card is beautiful.
Rolf xxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card sue x will watch the video later after my chores x
Congratulations anita x
Theresa w xxx

Dipstick said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Sue a fun card today.
Depression is awful.
Love and huggles to each and everyone of you xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
A lovely fun card love the background .Congratulations Anita .
Catherine V94 xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A great fun card and I love the pixied background, congratulations to Anita on winning the Wednesday card. Snowing again this morning and I'm all out of coconut white card so no card making today

Special hugs for Tracy and Elaine and Andrew xxx
Nanna Tina lovely to see you back

Sending love and hugs to everyone

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I am not sure about this card but not sure why.
Rosemary I am so glad you feel able to comment again I have been so worried about you.Elaine I hope Andrew is well enough to have his scan.Tina an extra big huggles is needed I think today.Donita I hope you are managing some me time.Anita congratulations enjoy your prize.Pam hopefully the Christmas decorations will be put up this weekend

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The balloon in the snow globe is so cute. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the very lucky card winner.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous all occasion card, will have to watch the video later
Co ngratulations Anita, enjoy your beautiful prize
Muriel x

Pawprintx4 said...

Cute shaker card and lovely Pixied background. I love playing with Pixie Powders and want more colors.
Congrats to Anita. You won a beauty.
I am almost done with my Christmas cards as of yesterday. Have a stack ready for mailing. I need to clear up all my craft clutter from the dining room table as it will be needed for meals with company. Still need to decorate the tree. That is the fun part. A glass of wine and Christmas music should do it.
Donita, stay warm and hopefully your heating will be fixed quickly. We have snow down here. Does everyone run out for bread and milk before a snow storm in RI or is that a Southern thing?
Everyone, enjoy your weekend and stay safe and warm,
Stephanie K

Owlish said...

A great card love the colours on the background it sort of looks like u used the shaving foam effects which I know u haven't
Congratulations to Anita enjoy

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it those dies are amazing. I will be watching the video later with a nice cup of tea it will be my treat. Take care. Hugs Jackie

CraftyJo said...

That's very cute :)

Rosemary Stickland said...

Something quite different today, looking forward
to watching the video.
Rosemary xx

Jean said...

Such fun!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a wonderful card Sue
Gr Karin

sued99 said...

A great fun card. X

Kate's Cards said...

Up, up and away! Fun and cute. xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love all of your snow globes especially when you make them into shakers but I am not too sure about the background on this card, sorry.

Nanna Tina - thinking of you and the family.
Rosemary - good to see you back.
Anita - Congratulations on being this week's Wednesday winner, enjoy your gift.


Tressa said...

A very different but fun card.


Barbara said...

A very unusual card, not too sure about the background with the clouds.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Pixie Powder and a shaker card. What fun!

pinky said...

So so sweet and I love those wee clouds.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I love this shaker card !! and the clouds look fabulous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely shaker card today. Just what we need to fly away from this snowy frosty weather.

barbara macaskill said...

So pretty! That background has me squealing with delight! TFS!
Congratulations Anita on winning this week’s card giveaway!

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Am writing this as I watch the snow falling gently from the sky, thankful that I don't have to go out in it. The card today is such a happy, fun one. The pixie background is just delightful.

Hope that everyone has a delightful weekend.


Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I’m not sure about today’s card for me but we are all very different and I like aspects of it. I’m just not sure about everything together! Sorry Sue! You know me - I try to be honest. The background is lovely and the fluffy clouds too! Hot Air Balloons make me a bit nervous ! Ha ha!
Pam - you make me blush thanking me - you keep track of everyone and without you I’d be lost ! I’m not alone!
Maureen may be back soon! Don’t say I didn’t warn you! She has had an afternoon off today and seen Paddington 2 with her lovely granddaughters! I just wish she hadn’t put marmalade sandwiches under her hat!! Still - it would have saved it blowing off! The hat that is!!
Elaine - thanks so much for the hugs! I hope all went well today for Andrew. I really feel as if I know him! Tell Trixie to behave!
Bevery - we have been promised snow but it has missed us thus far . Hope it doesn’t come overnight as we are expecting the family tomorrow!! If they don’t get here I’ll send out food parcels!
Nanna Tina - so good to see you! Take care!
Rosemary - good to see you too!
Anita - congratulations on a lovely win! Enjoy!
PP good to see you too! Love to Elaine also.
Pam - how’s the tree! I’m sure it looks lovely!
Love to all, Myra ( Friend of Maureen! ) xxx

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,
Great fun card. Love the clouds.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Good evening Sue,

What a lovely card, very suitable for the Men or young boys. Even little boys would love this card.

I love to find other uses for dies that I have bought. I think this die is very versatile Sue.

Congratulations to Anita for winning.

Love n hugs to everyone
Dorothy from Baldock

Fikreta said...

so nice!

Laura O said...

Love the clouds. Great card. Laura O Springfield

doreenj said...

Love this card,

Doreen x

ursula said...

Very different card today, nonetheless great...the background is lovely...luv Ursula xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Got this die and it is beautiful x
Much later than anticipated - dozed off x
Love and hugs to all x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Very different,I like the balloon,lots of idea's with this one.
Best wishes
Karen M

Rose in Chester said...

Beautiful card Sue, I also love your Pixie powdered sky!
Am dead tired, so signing off now..
Hugs, Rose

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I was out very early yesterday (Saturday) and forgot to post a comment. I love the card will have to watch the video later!
Hugs x
Heather T

Yorkie girl said...

First I will say sorry for not commenting till now on this beautiful card
Hand up. I forgot
Sue you do so much for us all and you deserve better from me so I am now going to visit today’s card Sunday to check it out
Hope everyone is well. Stay warm and safe
Theresa xx

Marie from Longridge said...

Good Sunday morning to you Sue and to all your followers.
I love today's card and I always love your videos. I will buy some pixie powders after Christmas and have a go with them. I have made my first 2 shaker cards this week and am quite pleased with them,
Congratulations to the winner of your beautiful card.

We too have had snow and expecting more today.
My Son has already been today with a load of doll molds from storage. He has gone back now for another load and when they are all here I will try to sell some of them as I don't think I can do the pouring now,
Keep warm everyone.
Love to all.
Marie P.

Jan.moogie said...

Love watching your videos and this technique is awesome, lovely card Sue. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Eunice said...

I absolutely love the pixie powder background for your shaker card Sue.

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