Wednesday 7 June 2017

More Card-io cards

Hi everyone. I hope you're all okay and having a great week.

The winner of my Candy Giveaway, Valerija, contacted me to give her address from hospital where she'd just had a little boy! Huge Congratulations to her and her partner on the safe arrival of their baby!!! I was so pleased she'd won  the Candy as she definitely deserved a prize for that :). Hugs to you all, Valerija.

Today's cards are some more of my Card-io cards still using the Up, Up and Away stamps. 

They're similar to the last ones but I think more suited to a man with their colour combinations, different doodling and sentiment.

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamping Card- Sheena Douglass.
Stamps- Card-io 'Up, Up and Away' and some tree stamps but I couldn't see these on their site.
Inks- VersaColor and ColorBox 'Cats Eyes' in various colours.
Other Stuff-
Craftwork Cards 'Candi in white' coloured with matching inks to the balloons. 
Pen doodling with Sakura 'Pigma Micron Fineliner'.

Chris and Lexi, still in NZ, wanted to see a kiwi so joined a night time hunt, as they are nocturnal, to see them but didn't see any disappointingly. The next day they travelled to Stewart's Island and whilst walking down a path a Kiwi walked right up close to them in the daytime! Seemingly only on Stewart's Island they aren't nocturnal which is something which baffles the scientists. They'll be moving on to South Korea next (Chris and Lexi that is not the Kiwis :D).

That's it from me today. I hope the weather is better tomorrow when you're reading this as it's blustery rain here at the moment.

Take care everyone and happy crafting.

Debra x


  1. Lovely card Debra. BTW it is Stewart Island

  2. Lovely card and big congrats to Valerija, she did deserve to win and I am happy too she did..xx

  3. Well done to your candy winner so deserved. Love these stamps and this is a gorgeous design great for lots of occasions. Bet Chris and Lexi will be sad to leave New Zealand they sound like they have had the most amazing time there. Sorry not been around lately just life getting in the way of crafting so annoying. The family are coming at the weekend so looking forward to seeing Miles we are hoping to go out to celebrate Martin's Birthday which was yesterday. Hope you are keeping Ok sending my love Carole x

  4. oooh, great news, I am so happy for Valerija!!
    your card is so beautiful, I love these balloons, you created an amazing scene. and such a lovely story about kiwi.
    here is raining too and I have all three kids at home because they are ill.
    hugs xx

  5. Love the colours you have chosen for these cards Debra and I am pleased to see that there weren't any casualties this time!! We have had horrid weather here too, all the cherries have been blown off my trees and the lawn was covered with branches...flaming June...I don't think so!! xx

  6. Congrats to Valerija for her baby!! :D It's so lovely that she won your candy in this very expecially occasion!
    Your cards are both delicious, so sweet with the soft skies and the hot balloons! They are a perfect couple for male and female recipients! Love the doodling all around the edges! And you made also the envelopes, wow! Very well done, my friend!!
    So glad for your son and girl-friend! Such a wonderful travel! You made me laught with the Kiwy ! :D
    Big hugs!

  7. I love these, was just thinking about Cardio, may have to get mine out now x

  8. Love your comment my friend, yep we are upside down, down unda///xxxxx

  9. Yours is a blog I visit regularly Debra so I don't know how I managed to miss 3 posts (and a giveaway!) The weeks just fly by don't they but I've been spending a bit more time in the garden and enjoying the nice weather while it lasted.
    I'm happy to hear the travellers are still having fun, and that they got to see a kiwi... even though it was inadvertently lol!

    I have some Card-io stamps and have never used them, you've done a lovely job with these and I can see that they would be good sellers with less outlay in stash and time which has to be good. Thinking of a sentiment for the one with the falling men would be a challenge, very funny!! I like how you've decorated the envelopes too, lovely touch.

    Have a great weekend

    Anne x

  10. Gorgeous cards and I love that stamp set! When I saw the first card, it struck me how pretty it was with the little scene you created. The second is just as pretty and I like the doodling!

  11. They're both fab cards Debra, really love the matching insides :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  12. Hi Debra, two beautiful cards. I love the scene you have created with the stamps and the ombre effect with the inks on the balloons is wonderful. Thanks for the lovely comments you have left and sorry I have not been around for a while, things have been quite busy lately. Sally.x.

  13. What a stunning design Debra, gosh the balloons are pretty.

    Hugs Diane


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