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Saturday 14 May 2011

Carnival Balloon

I did fully intend to post this card several days ago but I've been working much longer hours all week and I just haven't had the time. Then of course Mr Blogger has been  bloggering about and making things difficult for everyone!
I made this card following Sugar Bowl sketch 58 (not the current one but the one previous) I know that many folks have already seen this card on the Sugar Nellie Facebook group but I said I would post it here too to show the difference between this one and the Butterflies and Pigtail's card which I disliked so much that it did go in the bin.

Same papers but I used pink around the image on this one. You can judge for yourselves but I much prefer this card.

Thank goodness it's the weekend and I can look forward to spending it catching up with the cleaning/washing/ironing since Cathy did not turn up and do it for me! Though I did try and tempt her as Cathy knew I already had set 7 of the Sassy stamps in my possession!
Don't forget that over on the Simply Sassy Blog they are having a blog hop at 8am and you can buy the stamps at Funky Kits now.

Right I'm off to my bed as it's late and I'm pooped.
Love Elaine xxx


  1. Elaine, this is so beautiful! Kraft & pink is one of my favourite colour combos, and your colouring is perfect!

  2. Sleep well. OK I also prefer this one - but it really wasn't bad enough for the bin......... I do understand - however - for I have dismantled or binned my own. Have a good weekend - the clenaing fiary is quite elusive..........
    Paula (PEP)

  3. I just love how you color your images, so clean and vibrant! Beautiful choice of papers and although I liked the other one, I prefer this one too. Hope you get some rest for your marathon ironing session!

  4. Can I go through your bin? Love both cards and you are just to darn picky! Get some rest sweet need it!

  5. Stunning card Elaine, your colouring is always breath-taking.
    Sorry about the ironing etc ... misplaced your addy and the guard cat sounds scary!
    Have a fabby weekend,
    CAthy xx

  6. Are you throwing cards away sweetie???
    I love this pink and brown that your into now! And I love this card! (And I can't understand why you had to throw the pigtail's in the bin!?!)

  7. Stunning Elaine! your coloring is fab and i totally love the colors that you've used. The clean design lines are absolutely beautiful and keep the focus on your wonderfully colored image, LOVE IT!

  8. Another pretty card - but i liked the other one too lol
    Lisa x

  9. Hi Elaine
    love love love your card, (but I did really like the other one as well).
    I hope you get my comment, as I'm sending it from my hospital bed, leg op done (Friday 13th) what a day to have an op lol, I am THE worlds most stuposous person BUT I had to get rid of the constant pain. AND (this will make you laugh) I did make sure that the anaesthetist and the surgeon knew what the day & the significance of it was. And so I TOLd them to be extra careful, & that if I wasn't to wake up then I would come back & haunt them for the rest of their days rotfl. The anaesthetist had a lovely sense of humour & said that I was like a breath of fresh air (so sweet of him bless him),unlike the surgeon, who told me that he treats Friday 13th like any other day lol.
    I have now just been ticked off by a jobs worth who said (and I quote) you really should be resting, thank goodness I am going home today.
    So sorry to hear that you have a day of housework etc etc, unlike me
    no housework/ironing etc for a few weeks for me, so I'll have lots of crafting time (you never know I may even get a blog up & running) did you see that pig flying across then.
    Sorry for the long comment (just hope it gets to you) can you tell I'm fed up with being in hospital lol. I'll have to go now as Cruella has just shot a disgruntled stare at me.
    Big hugs to you my lovely friend
    Sandra (craftynan)

  10. This is georgeus! I love the kraft, and your beautiful coloring. Just lovely!

    Hugs, Anne.

  11. Oh, i love these images and your coloring is so sweet and beautiful. Great papers aswell.
    Hugs, Yvon

  12. Hi Elaine, Love this soo much, the colour combo is perfect and your colouring is just

  13. Hi Elaine you likkle rebble putting that card in the BIN...tut tut..still this is lovely & think me needs those papers..if I can find some room for them..sigh!!
    I asked Steven if he would like to swap me B/rooms so I could have a bigger craft room...well I CANT print what his reply was..LOL..think its time you got yerself a domsetic godess to come & DO for you..give you MORE craft time..& get that lazy princess Lisa to do the dusting with her tail..rofl.
    enjoy the rest of the W/end..

    smiles Christine xx

  14. oww your card is so sweet, love the softness of the colors hugs christa

  15. oh elaine how could you put your lovely card in the bin. This is stunning love the colouring and layout. Done my housework and packing well lol ended up making a card with my scraps box and new goodies. Enjoy your weekend

  16. Love' Love' this card chum, it's just so my fav colours gorgeous image colouring amazing!!! don't be tiring yourself out now with all them house/work chores, Hugs
    Sarah x

  17. I think both your cards are beautiful. Pretty images and wonderful colouring.
    Debbie x

  18. Hi Sweetheart, you are so critical and so hard on yourself, I believe that both of your cards are absolutely stunning, this one is so pretty to.
    I know what you mean about never finding enough time to catch yourself up, never mind you certainly are creating some gorgeous and beautiful work.
    Ive just been and treated myself to the new stamp set, Im sure my granddaughters would love cards made with them. With hugs Shirleyxx

  19. Hi Elaine, Gorgeous card hun and awesome colouring. I really liked the other one but this does have more oomph.

  20. Oh hon this is just breath taking!!! So love your papers and your swirl I love it dear. The whole card is just gorgeous as always hon. Sorry for being so late. Been very busy dear. Hope you are doing well. Hugs

  21. Hi Elaine, yes this card is stunning, but I did also like the other one you disliked (said I would have had it for my collection!)
    Anyhow, the papers on this one are really delish- and the colouring is beautiful. Hope you are all up to date with your housework - a womans work is never done!!
    Hugs Sarahx

  22. Wow this is just gorgeous what fab colouring. Chanelle xxx

  23. Soooo beautiful Elaine, loove your color combo and card design. Your coloring is gorgeous!!!

  24. are you nuts? what on earth did you put the other one in the bin for?? you could've sent it to me - I would've given it a good home.
    But this one is truly beautiful Elaine, I love those papers

  25. Hi Elaine,
    how on earth did i miss this beaut!!!
    loving all the pink and the swirlies x
    you really are hard on yourself your cards are beautifully coloured x
    enjoy your day and don't work too hard x
    Suzie Qx

  26. wow stunning card Elaine!!!!


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