All the best (CFC Guest Designer)

Posted by on February 3, 2012 in Annabelle Stamps, Challenges | 23 comments

Hello again,

This is my second post for today. If you are looking for the latest AnnaBelle Stamps challenge, please scroll down.

Today I am VERY excited as I am temping with the Girl Friday’s in the latest CAS-ual Friday’s Challenge. I am very honoured to have won a Guest Designer spot!

This week’s challenge is to create a card inspired by a movie – in honour of the Oscar’s this week. It is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.


I decided to create a card for my sister who has recently moved house. My card was inspired by the fabulous kid’s movie ‘Up’.

I had a lot of fun making this card. I created a mask and sponged the clouds for a subtle background. The house is a digi stamp from the the Digi Stamp Boutique called New Home Collection. I coloured scraps of card with different Distress Ink colours and then punched out the balloons and layered them with foam dimensionals. The sentiment is computer generated.

I am entering this into the Punches Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.


Stamps: New Home Collection from the DigiStamp Boutique
Ink: Printer, Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed, Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade, Chipped Sapphire
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured square), X-Press It Blending card
Other Supplies: Copic markers, DMC White floss, foam dimensionals, Mask-It, Small balloon punch, Glossy Accents (on the heart on the door)

Hope you can play along this week. Thanks so much to Michele and the Girl Fridays for letting me temp with them. I have had a blast!

Until next time,



  1. Oh my goodness!! How fun is this?!! I am in love with the bright colors, the fun image, and the imaginative take on the challenge!! So happy that you’ve joined us this week as a Temp Girl Friday – you’re a fabulous addition to the team!!

  2. So happy to have you guest design with us, Marion! Your balloon card is simply adorable! PERFECT card for the movie theme this week! You rock!

  3. Oh my, my, but you are going to get a TON of compliments about your card. Those balloons just knock my socks off! So, so cute!!

  4. A BIG Congrats on your GD gig!! You are a STAR! Oh, and I love your ‘Up’ card too! I will have to get my thinking cap on for this one!

  5. Congrats to you! This is super,super cute!

  6. What a fabulous moving card! Love your baloons!

  7. Wicked fun card! Absolutely love “Up” [and the small mailman who smells of chocolate!] Congratulations on your guest designer highlight!

  8. Oh my, love your take on the movie challenge … this card is brilliant … love it!
    Congrats on your GD spot, fantastic … your cards are the epitome of clean and simple!!!

  9. Like all things Pixar including your House with Balloons UP! card. The balloons have just the right amount for pop of color. Recently posted a Pixar sketch my daughter did which inlcuded the UP! balloons at the far right and I made a scrapbook layout using her sketch. Ck it out on my blog by looking for Pixar Animated Scrapbook Layout.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  10. Marion, I absolutely love this card – the colors, the design, the balloons, the clouds – it’s awesome!!

  11. I just love this!!! It’s such a great interpretation of the movie and it’s just delightful to look at šŸ™‚ I’m so happy you were able to Temp with the Girl Fridays this week, we just love your work šŸ™‚

  12. Fabulous Marion! Awesome creating! Love it!

  13. So, so awesome Marion!!! Love the sky, the house, the balloons and the sentiment!!

    Oh yeah, and I love that movie too!! šŸ™‚

  14. this is so cute! I love it.

  15. Love the balloons! Such a GREAT idea! Very cute card!

  16. Congrats on your Girl Friday spot! Your card is so bright and happy . . . the sky is wonderful with the clouds set into the corner!

  17. Ths is one of my favorite movies! Fabulous card

  18. Eeek this is so cute! And I love the reference to the Up movie – adorable!

  19. Oh I love this movie and your card is absolutely perfect!! What awesome balloons.

  20. Marion this is beyond darling! Those balloons are magnificent and your sponged clouds perfect. I’m in awe.
    We are so lucky you were designing with us this week!

  21. This is brilliant! Your sponging is gorgeous and I love all those shiny balloons!

  22. Congrats n the temping gig, you will be an assets to their team!! What a way to kick it off with this stunner, the sponged background and the balloons are brilliant!! šŸ™‚

  23. This is pure perfection, Marion! Congratulations on guest designing. šŸ˜‰

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