Thursday, February 3, 2011

Monster Balloons

Here's a bright and cheery card featuring my new stamp, Monster Balloons. This time I colored him in an ice blue with chocolate spots and sherbet colored balloons. Yummy! :D This card is a reminder for two challenges, the first is Lollipop Crafts, who I've sponsored this week, and for my own 2nd Challenge. Hope you can come along and play in both!

Challenge: Make it Crafty - Australia Day Challenge (Aussie Slang Interpretation)

Have you ever heard the term "Well I'll be buggered!" recently? You probably think it has to do with a water dam, and perhaps you're right, however, we're talking about Australia here. This term is of utmost importance and may one day safeguard your most treasured secrets against espionage. It all started back in 1818 when it was primarily used by corporations and the government, and was a key signal to disrupt confidential conversations if someone suspected an eavesdropper. Today it is widely used in much the same way and does wonders to baffle all those involved. So the next time you're discussing family secrets with your hubby and you suspect your kids are listen in, then just take a deep strong breath and shout "Well I'll be buggered!"

DT Challenge Reminder: Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #24
DT Challenge: Forgotten Scraps - Challenge #2 (Anything Goes)
Challenge: Totally Paper Crafts - Challenge #51 (for kids)
Challenge: Res-Q Challenges #68 (in a line)
Challenge: CES Challenges #21 (bold & bright)
Challenge: Copic Creations - Challenge #43 (cool colors)
Main Stamp:
Monster Balloons (LMMS)
Patterned Paper: Sweet (DCWV)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles and Small Scalloped Circles
Copic Colors:
-monster: B0000, B000, B02, E41, E42, E43, E44, R20, R21, R22, E000, E00, E11
-other: B0000, B000, B02, YR00, YR02, R20, R21, R22, Y32, Y35, G40, G82, BV01, BV02, C1, 0

Did you know? Within Australia's Organ Pipes National Park, there are 400 million year old volcanic geological formations, most notable the hexagonal basalt columns known as the "Organ Pipes". These are set in a vertically standing formation, in layers, as if thickly welded together. The rock formation emerged as the result of slow cutting of a deep valley in the basaltic plains over several centuries by the Maribyrnong River. Study of the fossils in volcanic rock formations have been inferred as sedimentary rocks that got buried under the sea about 400 million years ago.

Update: My definition was a top pick at Make it Crafty with this challenge!


  1. Has a totally different meaning in England so people would be baffled alright lol. Love the card, beautiful eye popping colours of your monster, he is so cute. Hugs lin

  2. Super cute! Love all the brads! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

  3. think if you shout that out in the UK you'll have people spittting out their tea in surprise!
    But back to the card! He's awesome! Love it Love it!

  4. This is a really nice card, I like the colors used. Thanks for sharing with everyone.

  5. Soooo cute...i love this monster lots of bright colors


  6. This is just too adorable! And your coloring is fantastic! TFS!

  7. Such a fun card, love it. Thanks for joining us in this weeks CES Challenge!

  8. Brilliant card Barbara!, super cute and love all the bright colours too :o)

    Thank you for joing us at totally papercrafts and good luck!!

    hugs Vicky xx

  9. hahaha - you crack me up! such an imaginative mind! this is quite a cute monster too :P

  10. Oh I love that fabby...thanks for playing with us at CES xx

  11. Oh wow such a fabulous card, love the image and grorgeous colours.
    Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges.
    Hugs Emma x

  12. I love this little guy Barbara... I just finished colouring him up today! Lovely card!


  13. Gorgeous card Barbara, I love the cute image, fabulous colouring and I think the sentiment might be wishful thing on that little monsters part!!

    So glad you could join us at Copic Creations,
    hugs Heather xx


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