Sunday 2 February 2020

Happy Birthday Balloons

I recently bought a set of dies from Hochanda designed by Julie Hickey. I had seen so many great examples of men's cards she had made and I just knew it would help me make cards for men as I am not all that good at them.

I used the rectangle die to cut frame from metallic card that I have had for a million years. This has been matted onto some holographic card.

I covered a card black with a balloon paper from Dovecraft. The balloons have been diecut from probably the most used die in my collection. I have added glitter and glossy accents and popped up on 3D foam. The gifts are cardstock stickers from my stash attached to the balloons with some metallic string.

The happy sentiments is a Docrafts sticker mounted onto scraps of black and holographic card. The birthday word has been cut using the co-ordinating die from JHD

Card Details -

Size - A5
Dies - Happy Frame & Birthday word by Julie Hickey Designs. Balloon 1 by Ellison Designs
Embellishments - Sentiment sticker from Docrafts, Cardstock present stickers, glitter & Glossy Accents

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. A very lovely Birthday Card and I love the new die! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenges! Donna - DT Member

  2. Lovely card, I love the bright balloon background. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz - DT xx

  3. This is so beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  4. Such a fun a card and perfect for our February ATG challenge! I hope join our many other fun challenges this month!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Bugaboo DT

  5. Such a a happy balloon card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DD DT

  6. How creative ... so pretty! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Balloons’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  7. This is brilliant!

    Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT, Aud Sentiments and Creative moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  8. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  9. Great card! Gotta love that shine. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  10. You have a wonderful blog! The topics you write about are very close to me. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

    I follow you through GFC! If you want, go to my blog :)


  11. Oh my Goodness, Mandy! What an adorable, happy, sparkly, fabulous Birthday card with all the motion of confetti and balloons, I can almost hear the commotion and laughter! It's a darling card, with lots of thoughtful elements in it. I am your newest google follower. Thank you for following me yesterday! hugs, de

  12. Such a cheerful card! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  13. Mandy that is such a fun birthday card. Love all the balloons. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Anything Goes Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  14. Good for you tackling the guy card, they are not easy. Very colorful and eye-catching. Thanks so much for playing with us at Love to Craft. XOX, Aimeslee DT

  15. Great card! Lots of fun colors that coordinate perfectly with the dark sentiment background. Fun! Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Crafters, "New Stash" Challenge.

  16. Just wonderful! I love the holographic effect! Great work Mandy! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  17. very colourful. Thank you for entering our Challenge at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
    Mel DT

  18. This has come together beautifully!
    Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious.
    Good luck, we all hope to see you and your wonderful creations again!
    Jackie DT member.

  19. Fabulous project! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create, we appreciate your support!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  20. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  21. Hi Mandy, I loved your card, all colorful and the brightness was great!
    Good luck in our February challenge, and remember that we are also in intagram, look for us @corrosivechallenge
    Coordinator Corrosive Challenge Blog

  22. Lovely birthday card. Love the bright background and the shiny black and silver label contrasts nicely with it. So glad you played with us at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

  23. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional hearts” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Kreativtanten)


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