Lil Michelle flying some balloons…


I thought it was time this little lady had some inky love.

Today’s card I am linking up to the following challenges

Seize the Birthday here – no topping

The 30 day colouring challenge here 


The paper players here

Scrapbook boutique mood board here

Here is my card

ABS Lil Michelle (530x640)

I started by stamping my image from ABS Lil Michelle.  I masked the teddy so Michelle could hold some balloons.  I did momentarily think of stamp surgery but decided against it and went with the mask. I then coloured her using my water colour paints and pencils.  I coloured her skin with a water based marker.  I then added all the mounts to the card front and the die cut gold balloons using PTI heart-2-heart #2 from unknown cardstock.  I finished by hand drawing the balloon strings with a fine liner and adding black twine to the balloon ends.

This card is off to a family friend’s birthday party at Inflatable World over the weekend.

Thanks for stopping



Edit – I just realised I have entered more than 3 challenges which excludes my entry to SBB. I must remember next time! 🙂


More balloons…


I have a list of request cards to make for my kiddos they include the walking dead, rainbows and unicorns plus age birthday.  Currently there are 7 birthday invitations sitting on the counter. I am sure there are a few more,  there isn’t always a paper invite.  We are experiencing an influx of 16th’s, 18th’s and 21st’s! And Ms A (11) being in grade 6, the last year of primary school has 3 invites.

Today’s card can be used for any  birthday

I am linking up to the following challenges

Crafting with Dragonflies – Birthdays here

I love badge

The Paper Players – Balloons here

Seize the Birthday –  birthday here

Here is my card

balloon framelits (472x640)

I used SU Balloon framelits die and cut 6 balloons from various cardstock colours. I attached the balloons and strings to the pattern paper before adding to my card front.  The sentiment is from SU Endless birthday wishes.

With this list of requests you know I will be back soon

Until then



Pretty Peonies and Anemones from Jane’s Doodles…


As I had hoped I got a little uninterrupted crafty time yesterday. So I was able to get out a watercolour set I have had for a few months. So I have now given them a warm welcome.

Sorry lots of pics today.

Today’s card(s) I am linking to the following challenges.

The Paper Players #252 – The Great Outdoors here


Get Creative Challenges #18 – must include flowers here

Get  Creative Challenges


I took my colour inspiration from this website/advertising pic I found here


Jane's Doodles anemone (640x448)

I used Jane’s Doodles Anemone for this card. I used a mask and stamped the image multiple times with Memento tuxedo black before colouring with Royal Langnickel watercolour set.


jane's doodles anemone 3 (640x397)

This set of 2 cards I again masked and coloured. The sentiment is from Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flowers II.


jane's doodles pretty peonies 2 (503x640)

This card I did a little different I swooshed around some colour before I stamped my images from Jane’s Doodles Pretty Peonies, Anemone and Doodle Flowers II. I think I like this result better as the black stamping is on top.


Jane's doodles pretty peonies (506x640)

For this card I watercoloured my paper in blocks and then stamped. I finished this card with a few clear sequins.

These two final cards I am linking to the challenge at

Freshly Made Sketches #194 here

stamplorations about a rose (640x412)

For these cards I watercoloured an area first before stamping the image from Stamplorations About a rose in memento tuxedo black ink. The sentiment is from Jane’s Doodles Pretty Peonies finished with a line drawn with a fineliner. The card on the left I also added a few clear sequins.

Thanks for making it all the way to here! I have managed to ink up a few NBUS sets, use a piece or two of card stock from my stash and get my watercolours wet.