Tuesday, 30 July 2013

PJ Party in the afternoon ....

.... Good afternoon!  Hope your day is going well.  I'm back with another card for Claire's Waltzingmouse Pajama Party (only 5 hours to go at the time of typing).  I've already made cards for Tickle Me Silly and You're a Doll, and I've managed to get into my craft room again this morning to make a card for the In the Background challenge:



Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit Boy, Half Pint Heroines
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Midnight Muse, Old Olive, So Saffron
Accessories: SU DP - Old Olive, Marina Mist; SU Card - Midnight Muse; SU Markers - Marina Mist, Black, Midnight Muse; Promarkers - Tan, Caramel; Copics - E00, R20; White Lustre Card

I've made this one for my son, Ben.  I love the random circles from Free Spirit and use them often, particularly when I make cards for Ben.  My boy is going through a rough patch at the moment, and it times like this when I wish that we lived closer, but as I can't be there in person, I'll send him a little note.  I made the card base from Midnight Muse card, cut a panel in white onto which I stamped the circles.  I saw Erin's card this morning; I loved it and thought I'd CASE it for Ben.  I cut a panel of the text design paper adhered it to the card and then stamped on the hot air balloon.  I stamped the balloon again onto coloured paper and card, then paper pieced the balloon and coloured the basket.  I was going to use one of the heads from Half Pint Heroes to represent Ben, then I realised that Ben's hair is actually rather long and hangs over his face - so I used one of the face from Half Pint Heroines!!!  These sets are so versatile!  For the inside I simply stamped some of the circles - using the second and third impressions for a subtle look.



As well as using the Pajama Party Background challenge I used the following to make this card:

At the time of writing this post, the Colour Q challenge isn't up yet, but I saw the colours on LeAnn's blog this morning and just had to play with them - they are perfect for a guy card!  I've had such playing along with the first Pajama Party challenges, and it isn't over yet. Each pajama party ends with a Bedtime Story - where we're given a sketch and that challenge is open until 5th August.  Claire and the Design Team have made some fabulous inspiration cards - do check them out!!

That's all for now.  See you soon!

13 comments:

-Aneta- said...

How sweet ! Very well done Deborah:) I just love how creative you are and it´s allways so much fun to visit your blog and admire your project :)

Leigh Penner said...

This is so cute! What a super background!

Kate said...

Love the cloud bank background and your paper piecing is fabulous. Lovely colour combo too

Marlena M. said...

I LOVE what you did with those circles~gorgeous work Deborah!

LeAnne said...

How fun! You are a nice mom to cheer up your son with this cute card! Great way to use the colors AND the sketch! Thanks so much for playing with my sketch this week at the Paper Players, as well as the CQC colors!

Claire Brennan said...

deborah, I love it - you are on a roll and I am so tickled with the hair!! Sorry your little guy is having such a rough patch, hugs to you missy.

Kary said...

Ooo, this is so very cute!! The little guy's hair is so cool. Great card, and I'm sure Ben will love it.

Carola said...

Deborah, that's a great idea to use those circles as background. I think they are just perfect for this card. And I love the long hair of Ben, that is really cool. I'm sure your son will love this pretty card.

jaydee said...

Deborah, I love your creative take on the challenge and that balloon and sentiment are perfect! So glad you joined the Paper Players this week
jaydee

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Deborah, great paper piecing you don will love it

Anne

Kim Heggins said...

Love it!!!!

Sylvia said...

Such a fun card, Deborah, I love your paper pieced balloon! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.

Ann Schach said...

Such a fun, uplifting card! I love the circles! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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