Cards Cards Cards...

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Morning all

Can you believe the sun is actually shining this morning?!

I have a few cards to share today. I made these for a card making class I ran recently.

The first two use a Stampin Up set 'Up, Up and Away' which I absolutely fell in love with when I first saw it, I just think the balloons are fab!

I'm going to enter this one in this week's Clear it Out challenge which is to use something yellow and also this week's Celebrate the Occasion challenge which is 'Happy Birthday'

And here's another balloons card. I always try to get at least one male themed card into all of my card classes as men are such a challenge to make for!  The balloons are fairly generic as far as images go but I chose male colours for this one and I think it makes a perfectly good male card!
I'm going to enter this into this week's Top Tip Tuesday challenge which is 'One for the Men' and also  this week's Creative Mondays challenge which is 'For Men'.

And on to another stamp set now - this one is also from Stampin' Up and is another one I completely fell in love with as soon as I saw it! It's called Bordering on Romance and have some lovely floral images in it as well as border stamps too.

I'm going to enter this one into this week's Party Time Tuesdays which is 'Let's get Punchy'. I've used a border punch at the top and bottom, the flower is stamped onto a die cut dappled rectangle (nestabilities) and those tiny grey dots in the four corners are punched using a hole punch.

Here's another card make using the same stamp set as the one above - I just love that cluster of flowers! That border punch is a Martha Stewart punch around the page set in case you were wondering - it's one of my favourite punches.
I'm going to enter this one into this week's Going Grey with Scrap Creations challenge which is to 'use something bought in last two months. Both the stamp set and the blue patterned paper have been bought in the last few weeks...!

And finally onto the mini card - I always do a notelet as part of my classes. They are usually quick make and are a little bonus card really so I also usually try to keep them clean and simple in style.

I'm going to enter this into this week's Stamping Boutique challenge which is 'Mini Cards' - it is about 3.75" square so I reckon that qualifies as mini! And also CAS-ual Friday's challenge which is to 'Use Text' as part of your CAS design - I hope the sentiment counts!

I hope you enjoyed those cards. I have another card class tonight so will have more cards to share very soon!


  1. Hi Niki,
    The balloon images are perfect for these masculine cards. Great choice of dp's and color combo too!

    Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for the 1 For the Men challenge. Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Lisa xx

  2. Cute, thanks for playing @ CTO!

  3. Great cards. I love the hot air balloons! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Celebrate The Occasion!

    CTO DT

  4. Great cards! Love all the white space in the "texty" thank you one! Hope your class went well! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  5. Simple, clear & clever cards. Love those pastel colours. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
    Anna xxx

  6. Very nice. TFS with us at CTO this week.

  7. WOW, you've been busy! Great LOs here, and the mini card is darling! Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS-ual Friday challenge this week:)

  8. Your cards are all so pretty! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. You have been busy! This is just the perfect little thank you! Thanks for joining us this week in the Minis Challenge and good luck!

    Debbie TSB DT

  10. Great fun, bright birthday card! I too love those little balloons :) Thanks for joining us at the Clear it Out Challenge blog!

  11. CUTE mini!! Clean and simple is sometimes the hardest card to make! Thank you so much for joining us at The Stamping Boutique this week!


  12. Love your colors and sketches for each card. You really have been a busy girl. Thank you for join us at The Stamping Boutique.


    CraftyGirl TSB DT

  13. Gorgeous collection of cards!

    Thanks for joining us at Celebrate the Occasion this week, Rachel xxx

  14. Cute, cute, cute!!! Oh my, aren't this mini fun to make?
    Great job. Thanks for joining The Stamping Boutique Mini Cards Challenge.

  15. I absolutely love the balloon design and the colour combo of blue, green and brown too. So perfect for a male card. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  16. I love the balloons and the colors are so pretty together, all your cards are fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Happy Birthday" Challenge :)

  17. gorgeous cards Niki, all of them, such a big variety, love it
    thanks for joining our challenge this week at the stamping boutique
    TSB DT