Sunday, April 3, 2011

Small and sweet balloons!




I got my first die cutting machine only a few weeks ago- can you believe it ??? so silly, but being a textile teacher I thought I did fine with my sissors - but uhu , how wrong I've been...
I don't own any large dies yet but my sweet host Cecilia at Cili in Papers let me use hers for a month while she's packing up and moving her great shop - and guess if I'm in heaven!!!
The lacey circles though are from my dear friend Camilla who is much wiser than me - she doesn't blog (-:

Anyway, here's a set of cards I've designed for the WMS sketch challenge. (3x3 inches) I used ballons for it so I could enter some  more typical "Karin"-cards for the "In my Beautiful Balloon" challenge at Moxie fab 
I also used the colors from the Playdate Café - think you can tell that this (blue, pink and silver)  is a fav. color combo since it's my third entry  (-: (+ the prize is FABULOUS!!! a set of stamps from Wplus9!) and since I've used my favorite colors I'm also entering it for Wee Memorie's color challenge.

28 comments:

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

These are precious gift cards, Karin. Love the balloon image with the teeny flowers. Beautifully done!

Beate said...

Karin, your cards are GORGEOUS! Love the shape, love your colors and the balloon. They work perfect for each challenge.
Have a great week!
Hugs and smiles

Kelly S. said...

Oh MY these are so amazing, Karin! I love the muted colors and the mix of patterns. The brads framing the sentiments so charming! Fab job on combining challenges, too. Who knew those little die-cutting machines could be so fabby ;)!

sandee said...

Very pretty!

Jessica said...

what a great idea to scallop circle over the other decorative circle, looks great!

Hazel said...

Another beautiful set of cards, perfect. I love them. Hazel x

~amy~ said...

such a sweet set of cards Karin!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful, Karin!!! I am just getting around to finishing up with the PTI blog hop...loved your grass on that card, too!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, I love this design and the soft, subtle way you used the colors! Very pretty! I see the Cafe has really inspired you this week...that's wonderful!

Jana said...

Gorgeous cards. Looks like you have mastered the die cutting machine.

Amy said...

So these are just SO beautiful Karin!!

Michele Gross said...

This color combo is really working for you! You've come up with such pretty projects :) REAlly love this one! The balloons are sooo sweet! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Nerina said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the unusual shape and your colours are delectable! So soft and elegant! Thanks for playing at the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Charlene said...

Beautiful and elegant! Another addicted die cutter is born. LOL!!

onecraftymama said...

It's a slippery slope...once you start with dies, you NEED so many more! lol I'm addicted to those lacey circles myself :)
And I love these cards - the texture of the balloons is fantastic, and I love the sentiment :)

Julia Aston said...

Love the nestie shape of your cards and the pretty framed balloon! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Aaack! Karin, I love these! They are truly beautiful. THanks for "hanging" these in our gallery at The Play Date CAfe!

Laurel said...

What a gorgeous card. And love your colors!!! Very elegant... Thank you for playing with us at Wee Memories.....

Debgem said...

These are just super - love the soft, gentle colours and the very pretty flowered balloon! Die cutting can be very addictive ;)

Ruby said...

So pretty! I love the shape of your cards, beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh! These are ever so pretty, Karin! Beautiful, soft, vintage color and stunning design! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Get out! This is soooooooo cute! LOOOOOOOVE these little balloons and the hint of blue and silver! BEAUTIFULLY done! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC!

Jean Martin said...

Karin! These are gorgeous!!! The colors and the layout is fabulous! I'm so glad you could join us over at WMSC! :)

Linda B said...

Oh, how beautiful... just lovely!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love the shape and ink distressing!! Super charming!

Trinh said...

These are gorgeous, Karin! Love the soft colors & the layering of shapes.

Cath said...

Hey Karin! Thanks again for linking up to the In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Sylvia said...

These are so precious, Karin!