Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Twofer Challenge-Balloons!

Hello my crafty friends, I hope your week is winding down in a good way. These weeks fly by that is for sure. I pray that if you are in the path of these awful storms, you are safe and warm. I can't believe the crazy weather that has been. Also praying for those in the Brazil school shooting. We need a little good news and I wish the news would focus on good news over so much of the bad.

I wanted to try and play along with the Twofer Challenge for this month,  it is balloons. Had no clue what to do. I have many balloon stamps, but I remember a balloon cluster die cut and thought let's see what I can do with that. Well I'm happy to say that I actually thought out of the box with this die even though my cards are very simple! Very unusual for me! lol So I used my balloons as balloons, then I thought lets cut off the strings and tie part of the balloon and use the shapes as a geometric design, then my eye saw eggs. So that is what I went with. I'm sure someone else has probably thought of this, but I haven't looked. Anyway, all the supplies I used will be listed down below. I also used snippets (everything is a snippet except the card base), so will go over and join in at the Snippet's Playground. 

Sorry I'm behind in my commenting once again. I haven't felt well and haven't been on the computer much. But I will be by to visit again, bare with me. As always, your comments bring so much joy and sunshine to my life and I appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to visit me!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Simon Says: Balloon Bouquet die (not sure, but this could be a NBUS)
Maymay Made It-Up, Up and Away Stamp Set NBUS
My Creative Time-To My Best Peep stamp and die set
Stencil for my clouds on card two-not sure who it is by
Zigs/Arteza Watercolor Real Color Pens on card two


Happy Dance said...

Awesome, Brenda!!! What a great duo! That birthday card is absolutely fun with those bright stripes and the shimmer on those dark blue ones. Love that die; it's such a fun bunch of balloons! The black panel beneath the stripes really set everything off well, too. Eggs. Nope. Didn't even cross my mind. But you! You really got outside of the box, clever girl!! Love all those pretty pastels and the balloons as eggs work perfectly. Fabulous idea. Fabulous cards! Thanks ever so much for joining us at the Twofer Challenge!! xo Bev

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
what brilliant Twofer cards and their desigs look so colourful and very delightful.
Love you idea of tuning the Balloons into eggs what a very super idea that is.
Hope you are feeling much better now and continue to improve.
Lots of crafty love and hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

Veerle said...

Love these Brenda, so summery. Most welcome as we are having stormy days here. Sorry I have been MIA. Lots of work with the shop. Here's my new blog
Hugs, Veerle x

Lisa said...

How creative to use the balloons as eggs!! Both cards are so fabulous!! Love them both!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Marilyn said...

Cute cards! Love the idea of turning the balloons into eggs! Would never have thought of that. Great idea!
Have a great day!

I Card Everyone said...

Brilliant!!! and all this time I've spent looking for egg dies, when they were in the balloon isle all the time!!!!
Genius design, fabulous cards... WWCD my friend!!!

Bonnie said...

Your eye led you in a great direction, Brenda! Love the balloons as Easter eggs and so appropriate with Easter bearing down on us! The cluster of balloons on the festive paper can be used for so many occasions. Great job, my friend! Hope you are feeling better. Spring isn't far away.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Brenda this is ingenious, definitely thinking outside the box. I wouldn't have seen it cutting off the ties. EXCELLENT and colourful cards. Well Done.

Nstiz said...

Yay, got a notification of your post! This is so creative, Brenda! I love your cheerful papers and the use of the balloons as eggs. How clever! Love the fun way you painted the eggs too!

Sue said...

What fabulous cards Brenda!! love the Easter egg balloons..hope you are feeling much better soon..lots of huggles Sue x

Darnell said...

Well done, my clever friend! First, I love your simple birthday card which packs a ton of pizzazz because of that really cool schparkly striped pp for the background! I love that you kept it the star of the show by cutting your balloon silhouette in black and keeping the sentiment small, as well! As for your Easter balloon eggs, they are darling with their patterns and colors! The springtime background pp you used is beautiful, as are your clouds, and your patterned grass!

I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well and I hope it's short-lived. Thank you so much for mustering your energy to make these fun cards for Twofer Card Challenge #14! Hugs, Darnell

Di said...

Well no Brenda - who's a very clever girl to have thought of converting the balloons to eggs! I love both cards and such pretty colours as well.I do hope you feel better soon - it seems to have been such a long Winter and we're really ready for Spring to arrive.

With love and hugs

Di xx

Loll said...

Brenda, these cards are adorable! I LOVE the rainbow with the balloon cluster black outline. Well done!! They work perfectly together. And your egg card ... so creative, clever and FUN!! The eggs are so pretty with the individual colours and designs. Sweet sitting in the leafy grass with the beautiful blue sky with a few clouds. Perfect sunny day! And the flower frame just says the same ... sunny, happy, spring day! Great work, my friend! Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge! xx

Leslie Miller said...

I don't know why I didn't see my balloons as Easter eggs, but they're absolutely perfect! I had to go look at them again and, yes, they could have been eggs, but, nooooo, I saw ghosts -- sheesh! You are one clever crafter, Brenda! Great use of your snippets and patterned paper on both cards. I'm so glad you played along with us at Twofer and I hope you feel better by the time you read this.

Carol L said...

You nailed this challenge once again! I have no clue where to begin with this challenge, but I'm hoping an idea strikes me before the challenge closes! Love those vertical stripes with the black balloon outlines, and making those eggs for an Easter card was really using your noodle!! Very clever, cute cards and a great Twofer to boot! Sorry you haven't been well, but hopefully some sunshine this week will help a little bit with that. If only it would warm up just a teeny tiny little bit! :)

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous twofer Brenda and what a genius idea to turn the balloons into eggs! I NEVER would have thought of that! Love your choice of background papers too.
I hope you are feeling better by now but sending a big hug in case it is needed my friend!
Carol xx

Anita in France said...

Do hope you're feeling more yourself by now, Brenda ... and that spring is on it's way in your part of the world! What a brilliant twofer ... the birthday card is wonderfully vibrant, bright and fun ... the black outline balloons really pop (hahaha!) against the stripes! Love how you turned the balloons upside down and trimmed them to make such pretty eggs ... so clever ... and so fresh with those lovely pps! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

It is such an adorable card Brenda. I especially love the clouds you made. I have also been bad at commenting lately because of a hand injury. Now using the speaker off my phone to type!

Misty Elam said...

Hi Brenda!! I'm sorry to hear that you're not feeling well. I can totally relate with that... Your cards are beautiful though!! I LOVE that you turned them into eggs!! That is so clever!!

Gail said...

Hoping you are feeling better soon - I am liking the art here - especially the balloons - wonderful work!

Liz said...

Very clever idea to turn the balloons into eggs, Brenda! Perfect for the Twofer Challenge. Hope you're feeling better now. xx

Brenda in IN said...

These are perfect for the balloon challenge. I love the bright colors and fun designs. Those are fun papers you used too. I don't know why your posts don't come in my blog list and I keep missing them. I went in and deleted and re-entered your name so I hope it's up to date now. I'm sorry you are under the weather and with the weather we've had I can understand it. Hope you are feeling better now.

Mac Mable said...

Popping in to say that I am missing your wonderful creations. Hope you are keeping well? Thank you for stopping by my blog and always leaving such kind, generous and friendly comments....I really do appreciate it x.

Now I am ashamed to say that I have not left a comment on this post.....I know I read it and loved your cards but didn't comment!!! now that's not a friendly blogger so please accept my heartfelt apologies....x

I am always going to love unconventional cards and how creative and clever are you to think out of the box?
Great first card with a great sentiment, perfect for the cluster of balloons.
Such a clever and fun second card to use the balloons as eggs.....genius my friend x
Thinking of you and thanks again x

scrappymo! said...

Looks great!