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Thursday, October 22, 2015


There's a new challenge over at  Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week's optional twist is to make something using the theme of TRANSPORTATION. I've used an image from Stitchy Bear Designs - our sponsor for October - colored with Promarkers and fussy cut.

I made the background using a die from Poppy and the die cut clouds are from Memory Box. My starting point was the the sketch and a masculine theme.

I'd like to participate in these challenges:
The Sweetest Thing - #291 Sketch
Digi Choosday Challenge - #42 Birthday Celebrations
Creatalicious Challenges  #80 Guys/Male Theme .

I also want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Mervi who sent my all the goodies shown in the photo and some chocolate bars as I was a lucky winner of her blog celebration candy. The chocolates didn't survive the wait until I picked out my camera, so sorry for that, they were SO yummy.


Imke said...

Beautiful Card, Pia ! The hot air balloons looking great on the embossed sky (blue paper). And congrats on your blog candy win !!

sandie said...

Love the way you used the sketch and great background. Which I had your colouring skills. That looks like a fabulous bunch of goodies, shame we didn't get to see the choices but who could resist xx

Loz said...

Beautiful card and embossing Pia..Loz

Laine said...

Stunning Pia. Great images and embossed detail.

meg said...

Love that the hot air balloons recede into the distance, lovely colouring Pia , great card

Sue B said...

Oh this is aweseome Pia! I LOVE the fab background! it shows off the gorgeous balloons and clouds perfectly! :-))
Your candy win looks gorgeous…. hope you enjoy playing with your new goodies! ;-)
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Lau W said...

Congrats on your win !!!
your card is faaaabulous, love the design, perfect !


KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so lovely Pia, love that really deep embossing.

Patricia St Martin said...

Congratulations on winning all those goodies, how awesome is that. Creative idea to use the embossing folder as the background looks great. Love the hot air balloons and the bright colors.
Hugs Pat♥

Chrissy said...

A Fabulous card the embossed background and the hot air balloons and their colours are awesome..lovely candy too..lucky girl.


Jacee said...

Great card Pia, love those balloons and the great embossing
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

scrAPpamondo said...

This debossed light blue background is just perfect for these hot-air balloons, Pia! It gives so well the feel of a sky! Fabulous work, love it so much, it's so clean and colourful and make me happy look at it!
Congrats for your win, you well deserved it!! These prizes are very yummy, as the chocolate you have eaten before take the photo :D
Hugs my friend!

cotnob said...

A brilliant card Pia, a fabulous die cut background and great balloons

Diane said...

Beautiful Card, Pia with the wonderful embossed background and darling hot air balloons.

Hugs diane

Monika Reeck said...

Clever used the sketch Pia
and I always love it you used this DIE from Poppy Stamps, I want to buy it but it is still out of my budget ther prize arrrgh....oh ya I want to say clever Manly image and lovely cloud too..anddd see what you won wohooo it must be a happiness to get those lovely goodies yaayy and you made the Photo so adorable too and I see Deep Red there is the Sneakers stamp that I have also the same company..ENJOY my dear friend to used this all yummy goodies..cant wait your cards with them :)
hugs, Monika

Donna said...

This is just stunning, what a perfect birthday card, male or female!

crafty-stamper said...

Love the balloons and great embossed background
Carol x

Janet McLaughlin said...

Great birthday card, Pia! I love that embossed background! Congrats on winning all those goodies!

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Fabulous card Pia! Great take on the sketch!


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Pia, what a great clean cut card, love the embossed background but not going to look at what folder was used for it :D gotta use more wot I have already :D
... and balloons pop nicely.
Well done on the candy win and so agree with you re chocolates .. they have to be eaten before they go off right? :D
Thanks so much for popping over.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant design, love the embossing and hot air balloons. Fabulous candy win.
 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Kim Heggins said...

Incredible card...your hot air balloons are so fun floating on your embossed sky!

Lisa S. said...

Awesome birthday card Pia! Love the background and the balloons really pop. Have a great weekend.

Marina said...

What a fabulous design! The placement of the balloons gives it great movement and I love the textured text of the background.

Tammy said...

Fabulous Birthday card Pia, I love the hot air balloons! Congrats on your win too!
Hugs, Tammy

Jackie C said...

Great card for a man!! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

Asha said...

Clever interpretation of the sketch and you really know how to make your bg highlight the images - subtle but very effective!
x Asha

Mervi said...

Great take on the sketch, lovely fresh birthday card...
and Thanks;-))m

Mimi said...

I love the worn look of the balloons... is that just my early-morning eyes, or did you distress them?

KT Fit Kitty said...

There is something about a hot air balloon that I just love! Have never been on one but they look like they would be awesome fun! Love how you coloured these and added the clouds! Your embossed background really caught my eye - you used a die? Must try this!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, forgot to say.... Congrats on your awesome candy win! Woohoo! Great stuff!

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! I just love the fun dimension on this and how you've put together that background!! So creative and fun!! :) Thanks for sharing! Congrats on all of the wonderful crafty goodies!!!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wonderful creation, love the embossed base of the card. Thanks so much for playing at our Digi Choosday Birthday challenge. Hugs my friend:) Audrey

Wendy Russell said...

Fabulous creation, love it! Thanks for joining us at DigiChoosday Wendy (DT).xx

Melanie said...

A great card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "guys - male themed cards” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT Tuesday Throwdown)