Thursday, March 08, 2012

Patchwork Balloon


Don't you love it when the idea in you head not only works but it actually works out better than you thought. I love how this turned out, the Woodware patchwork balloon stamp designed by Francoise Read is perfect for a mans card, the stitched clouds from the same set means they stand out on the white cloud. I've paper pieced the balloon, even the zig zags and the strips in the last panel.
Since the challenge on Less is More is for neutrals and I've been sitting not literary on a Stampin Up pad of neutrals it almost broke my heart to pull out some pages. The scallops is a Stampin Up punch too and so is the sentiment with my awful doodling but it wouldn't stand out unless I did that.
I'm posting another post with another LIM card, well while I had to those papers out I might as well use them.

56 comments:

  1. Love the monochromatic colours and its just perfect for a man or a boy.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  2. Gorgeous card Debbie - love the paper piecing :)

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  3. I am very excited.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  4. Wow fantastic, I love the paper piecing and the neutral colours, simply beautiful xxx

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  5. another brilliant card
    Debby
    hugs

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  6. Another super male card. Love the neutrals and DP.
    Kathleen x

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  7. This is awesome paper piecing Debby... what intricate cutting!
    Superb card!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  8. Cute card Debbie. Loving the patchwork detail.
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  9. Great card, love the clouds and your paper piecing.

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  10. Great card for a male Debby

    Anne

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  11. Love both the cards Hun and the papers you used love love the balloon stamp I have met Francois Read she is fab we spent a whole day crafting with her you have done this stamp proud they are stunning

    Hugs Wendy

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  12. I LOVE this card- such a fab layout and the doodling on the sentiment pulls everything together perfectly! Susie x

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  13. WOW Debby this is amazing. Linda x

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  14. Stunning card!! Enjoy your day, Colinda

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  15. I love your card Debby its totally gorgeous, hugs x x

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  16. WoW! Totally Stunning! LOve LOve LOve it.
    Chrissyxx

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  17. Love this balloon image, a fab card!

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  18. Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon, love the card!! Veex

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  19. Lovely fun card and those clouds are great.

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  20. This is a PERFECT card!!!! I love the elegance and it's wonderful for a male card!!! Hugs, Brigitte

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  21. oh its wonderful.. love those colours
    Lisa x

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  22. Oooh just saw this one too, its gorgeous also. I think I must be going through a neutrals phase then!

    Fab image too Debby,
    Keryn x

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  23. This is a great mans card. I loved it.

    Margreet

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  24. Thats is a great card for a man Debby really like this one, Aud x

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  25. Totally stunning card Debby and as always a fabulous finish:)

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  26. Loving the balloon Debbie!

    Kate xx

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  27. WOW Debby what a super card for the boys!!!!

    Hugs, irene

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  28. Stunning card!
    xoxo Anita

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  29. WOW, fab card!!! Love the colours and love the balloon!!
    Hugs,
    Martha

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  30. Wow, that card is gorgeous, love the colours you've chosen

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  31. Debby, this is fantastic - must check out that stamp set - I always struggle with ideas for masculine cards.
    Absolutely LOVE the paper-piecing and those puffed-up little clouds - such a shame you've had to break into your SU paper stash - I know exactly how you feel!
    Sylvia x

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  32. Love this card Debby, the paper ids just perfect for LIM and for a guys card too :0)
    Jenny x

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  33. this is really brilliant :) I love what you have done with this and the imagery is fab! Gorgeous papers and really classy colours.

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  34. Oh I love this card, Debby...love your over-the-top paper piecing and paper choices. Lots of fussy cutting, but SO worth it. xoxo

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  35. stunning card debby.really fab image and design and i love your natural colours :D

    xx coops xx

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  36. Great guy card and I'm thinking I have a font I could use to do something like this...it's fillable (is that a word?). Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Love this too, another fabulous male card. Think we have used the same paper pad. Love the layout of this card.

    Kath x

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  38. Beautiful paper piecing Debby.
    Debbie x

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  39. Sensational card Debby
    you have the patience of a Saint
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  40. Wow, this is a great card. Your idea really turned perfect. :-)

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  41. This is gorgeous. Love the balloon image and the way you have paper pieced it. Those little clouds are gorgeous too.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  42. Brilliant card, love the paper pieced balloon floating in the clouds. Fab papers and love the sentiment.
    Lyndsey xx

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  43. This is just brilliant Debby, love it!
    Helen x

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  44. love the naturals Debby. Great card.

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  45. Super card! LOVE it!

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  46. This is such a lovely card and I love the neutral colour combo. Hugs, Claire x

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  47. Oh Debby I really like this card that balloon image along with the clouds and strip look great.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  48. love this, fabby combo of papers!! Hugs Juls

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  49. Love these brown and white makes, Debby. You really have become amazingly versatile! Hugs, Lesley

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  50. Lovely cards - it was so well worth it to break out those SU papers:) Elizabeth x

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  51. I’ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

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