Hello friends,

Happy New Year to all – wishing you love, health and happiness in 2022. It is also Double D Challenges 6th birthday and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood board to inspire you. The theme for this birthday challenge is “Balloons” (No hot air balloons). To be part of our challenge please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from Double D’s talented designers and join in the fun!

I love the colourful balloons in the inspiration tile, it is such a pretty picture.  I decided on a slimline design for my card. I stamped the cute little bear and sentiment first and then colour the image with watercolour pencils. I die cut a few balloons in different colours of plain and gingham papers, distress then with inks and then layered then with mirror tape for dimension. I used a red layer to frame the picture on the base card. This was such a quick and easy card and I really love the happy feel of the card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The cute little bear and sentiment

A close-up of the balloons

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and red cardstock — Different colours of scrap paper for balloons — Colorado Craft Company stamp set “Happy Day” (AJ455) — Nellie’s Choice Hobby Solution cutting die “Balloons” (HSFD013) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Different shades of Tim Holtz distress inks.

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.




Hello crafty friends,

It is a pleasure to share my post today as guest designer for the new challenge at Cuttlebug Mania. I have this honour following the winning of the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge recently. You can see my winning entry here. Thank you Jannie and the team for asking me to join the new challenge with the theme “Music”. Your challenges always inspires me.


A close-up of the music notes


The sentiment


The butterfly


The flowers and leaves


A peep at the inside


Project details

White, black, green and oyster card-stock — Music designer paper — Creative Expressions Craft die “Frames & Tags – Ava” (CED4350) — Memory Box die “Party Music” (98757) — Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” (1001) — Marianne Design Creatables die “Clef symbol” (LR0167) — Nellie Snellen Hobby Solution die “Butterfly” (HSDJ024) — JustRite stamp set “Timely Banners” (CR 04920) — Roses — Wax cord for bow — Pearls — Tim Holtz distress inks “Peeled Paint” and “Tea Dye” — Gold glitter glue

Thanks for stopping by. I love reading your thoughts in the comments. Have a wonderful day!

Kind regards,


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