Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Celebrate with balloons

A little while ago I saw a couple of cards that I wanted to CASE.
They are by crafters that I really admire so I hope they don't mind me CASing their work.

The first card was this gorgeous CAS card by Birgit.
The other one was this fun card by Karen at Made by Meadie.

I love both of these cards so thank you for the inspiration.

I'm also linking up to a few challenges:

AAA Cards wants us to use some gold.

I used snippets of gold glitter paper for the die cut sentiment so I'm visiting the playground at

It's an anything goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

At Serendipity Stamps the theme is sparkle and shine, and you need to use one of their stamps or dies.

Serendipity Stamps Celebrate die; gold glitter paper; Paper Smooches balloon dies; Hero Arts tiny star background stamp; versamark & gold embossing powder; distress inks; gold cord.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. Lovely card Cathy - it's just perfect to bring in the New Year :)


    Di xx

  2. Great CASE - love both of those crafters as well! Happy New Year to you Cathy! Happy crafting!

  3. ah Cathy impeccable cardmaking as usual TFS and every blessing of the LORD upon your 2015 too, hugs, Shaz.xx

  4. Love the gold on the Balloons :) such an awesome design!

  5. A fabulous CAS card Cathy, I love your design and gorgeous balloons and sentiment with gold embossing!!

    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  6. your balloons look wonderful Cathy - fabulous! Wishing you and yours all the very best for 2015! Big hugs rachel xx

  7. Love these balloons! A wonderful way to celebrate! Happy New Year, Cathy!

  8. What a fun & sparkling card. Love those balloons and the simplicity of the CAS. Great inspiration too. Thanks for your visits & sweet comments in 2014, and looking forward to seeing more of your marvelous work in 2015. Wishing you the happiest of NewYears and all the Blessings that you would wish for yourself & family. TFS & Hugs

  9. Happy new year Cathy and I love your gorgeous card! I feel honoured that you chose an element on one of my cards to case - hugs xx

  10. Beautiful use of glitter and embossing!! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  11. Such a fabulous card, Cathy! I love your balloons and how you angled the sentiment...so FUN! You did an amazing job CASing Birgit and Karen, too!
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to leave such a sweet comment...Happy New Year!

  12. Love your card's CAS look and all the pops of gold work so well against the blues. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  13. Fabulous card - great embossing with the gold - Thanks for joining in at AAA!

  14. This is gorgeous Cathy and the gold really stands out against the dark card. I love the embossed pattern on the balloons too. I hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year. x

  15. I think you did both Birgit and Karen proud. This is a gorgeous card. The sentiment is beautiful and the balloons are so pretty. Love that gold embossing on the sentiment and the balloons. The gold cord for strings is perfect.

  16. Another fabulous layout and use of that fantastic Celebrate die!! So glad you played along again!!

  17. Another winner - love the gold and the fun balloons! Happy New Year!

  18. Great card - suitable for any age !!! Mxxx

  19. I love your Celebrate cards, Cathy! So festive!! And I think it's wonderful that you are CASEing other card artists!! Hugs, Darnell

  20. Happy New Year! Thanks so much for playing with AAA Cards this past year! Each game has brought us new friends and fun new ideas in card making. We whole heartily send a happy hug with our thanks and we hope you’ll enjoy the new year with us as well. We look forward to you and your cards when we restart on February 1st 2015.

    “Use a little GOLD”...
    Hi Kathy, wow the gold looks good against the dark blue- nice planning! Thanks for entering with us and sharing.

    Wishing you a wonderful year. Victoria Lavender


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