Wednesday, 5 January 2011

special treasures

When I first got my big shot all you could get were the sizzix shape dies. I had some but hardly used them, so I thought my considered purchase of a big shot was a mistake, how wrong was I?

Along came nesties, embossing folders, etc and now I couldn't make a card without the big fella! But I still have those original dies I hardly use. Well, I got them out from the back of the crafty cupboard and am determined to use them. So here is a card with die cut balloons, quite effective.

The stamp is from my new Penny Black set 'a good catch' coloured with water colour pencils. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set.

I am entering my card into the Papertake challenge....anything goes.

12 comments:

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Don't crafting trends change fast with all the new crafty inventions.
I bet you are glad you revisited some of your earlier dies - your card is fab, I love the stripy balloon ties. One of the first things I got for craft making were balloon punches. I had balloons on everything!!
Clare x

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Love the image and those balloons are fab! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Georgia said...

This is such a beautiful card Liz and I love the adorable image and pretty details - the balloons look great! Love, Georgia xx

Berenice R. said...

So nice card! Thanks for sharing :)

Vixx handmade cards said...

Hiya Liz!

This is just too cute hun! Fab image and I just love the balloons, such great colours :o)

Hugs Vicky xx

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Liz, love the cute image and the balloons look great too. I'm determined to use more stuff that hasn't been used for ages (or has never been used!) this year! Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

Aww this is so cute Liz, the balloons look great, fab idea.

Donna x

lil-paper-pixie said...

Love the baloons, nice touch, I bet you have some great dies!! Can't wait to see them all used.x

kath said...

super cute card liz...this just goes to show why us crafters never throw anything away...I still have loads of the original sizzix dies....need to hunt them out...hugs kath xx

joey said...

Hi Liz

fabulous card, love the colour of that blue, I am trying to use a few more of those bulky original dies, I seem to use the hearts and thats it lol

Joey x

Pam said...

Liz - I love your cards, they're all beautiful!! Especially like this one!

Katina said...

I agree about the Bigshot Liz; turned out to be worth its (very heavy) weight in gold! Gorgeous card as always! Now woman, will you go back to work and stop making me jealous with your mid-week card making! xxx