"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, January 19, 2013

hello... friend

Hello friends!!   As I type this post Saturday is winding down in my part of the world.   The boys are off entertaining themselves with something other than the tv set... yay!!  With all the quiet I was able to get a card done the new Less is More challenge.  I combined LIM with the current ColourQ challenge and used the sketch from CAS(e) this Sketch.


This week the LIM challenge theme is friend(s).  We can use a sentiment with friend in it, images of friends (human or animal) or activities that you do with a friend.  I decided to use a friend related sentiment and this cute little balloon bouquet from the new Hero Arts/Operation Write Home set "Happy Birthday".   The lattice background stamp is also Hero Arts and that was stamped using grey ink, trimmed to fit the card and then adhered with foam dimensionals.  The balloon bouquet was stamped on white cardstock and trimmed out.  The the image was stamped on dark pink, bright yellow and red papers from BasicGrey, trimmed out as you see and then paper pieced onto the main image.   The balloon bouquet was then adhered and the sentiment (from Penny Black) was stamped. 

Thanks for stopping by.....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; PP:  BasicGrey:  Green at Heart & Shine On; Stamps:  Hero Arts & Penny Black; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black & London Fog

33 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

There is nothing like a focus pocus of balloons and a star! It's a sure smile-maker for the receipient and this is a perfect take on the challenges!

I want to thank you so much for the sweet anniversary wishes, Rosemary! I'm sorry I'm so late getting back to you. I took some time off the computer to celebrate with Mister. We've both been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love!

Thank you, too, for the compliment of following my blog! Mwah! I've returned the compliment, altho, to be honest, I was sure I had joined yours ages ago!!

Jen W. said...

Awesome use of the colours - I've really been struggling with them. Love that balloon bouquet too. Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Tracey McNeely said...

You rocked this one Rosie, I LOVE those balloons and the star! Pinned!

Martha said...

What a DARLING card, Rosemary! Your CAS creations are always SO lovely! I love it!

Judy1223 said...

Rosemary, I love this! I will have to CASE this card, I just love everything about it! I just got that HA background cling for Christmas and haven't even inked it up yet...shame on me!

Greta said...

Well, you nailed both these challenges, Rosemary! Terrific card!

Sue said...

Hello Rosie,
Oh this is such a lovely card,clean and simplistic in design, but at the same time, striking.
Smiles :-)
Sue

LilyPuss Cards said...

Love the colours....simply lovely

stempelomi said...

stunning CAS card!

Chrissie said...

This is just as awesome as ever Rosemary, a perfect combination of the challenges!
I'm just so glad that you are a faithful participant in ours!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Glittertastic said...

I love this! The colours look fab and I have serious stamp envy for that balloon bouquet!

Sharon
x

Gillian said...

Lovely card, the balloons look great

Christine said...

Gorgeous! The balloons and the star are just good on this card!
Hug
Christine

Suze Bain said...

I am loving that lattice stamp Rosemary. A fabbie card. xx

Olga said...

fantastic~~~ love the ballons

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Great card!!!! Love the lattice background and the popped up balloon!

Anita said...

Stunning CAS card!
Anita

Deanna Jean said...

I always look forward to seeing your amazing creations. You've done it once agian..LOVE this. So glad you joined us again this week at the ColourQ.

Inkyfingers said...

What a great take on that sketch. So celebratory and fun.

Valerie said...

Love the simplicity of the design Rosie, such a striking effect! Love the background too:)
Val x

Kristie Goulet said...

Love how you used the balloons and the star! I love the background stamping!

Michelle said...

Love those happy balloons! So cheerful, Rosemary!

Sylvia said...

What a perfect card using these colors, Rosemary, simple, correct colors and just the right amount! thanks for sharing your card with us once again at the colourQ.

Nona said...

Hi, Rosemary! This is such a beautiful CAS card. I adore the bright balloons against the neutral lattice background. Miss seeing all your cards. I'm sorry I haven't commented in so long, but I hope to visit more often from now on. Have a nice week! And take care!

hugs,
Nona

Jen said...

I love your take on the sketch. Balloons are always so fun! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Jingle said...

This is an awesome card! I love it!

kingstonmama said...

I love your take on this sketch. Your balloons are awesome and the stamped panel on the left is just the perfect background. Great colors, too! ann

Jen said...

fab little card rosi... love the balloons

Thanks for joining us
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Kim S said...

What a sweet and wonderful pop of color!! So creative for the sketch and such a happy surprise for a friend! So glad to see you at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Susan said...

I love balloons...and this card makes me smile. i also have the background stamp, but have never been able to use it and like it...you've inspired me!

Lynne said...

Terrific card Rosemary, perfect for the challenges.
Lynne xxx

mypapercraftworld said...

Fabulous, happy card, Rosemary ... love the way you've used the colours! Anita :)

Viv said...

This is so lovely Rosie,love the bright balloons too :) Viv xx