Easter balloon ride

Good morning and how are you enjoying your long weekend? I finally managed to get my house cleaned up and decorated for the Easter weekend plus I also had a little baking session. Chocolate nest cakes are an essential requirement in my household! Today, appropriately, I have an Easter card to share with you:


I am sharing this over at City Crafter Challenge Blog where the theme is to use a hot air balloon or balloon. I just happened to find these cute vintage image over at The Graphics Fairy and couldn’t believe my luck that it happened to be an Easter one!


I’ve used lots of layers on this card – coordinating blue cardstock, music manuscript, and three different designer papers plus a doily.


The pretty primrose ribbon is from my Really Reasonable Ribbon Club selection for this month and picks up the colour of the chicks beautifully.


I’ve added some sweetheart blossoms and some glitter to finish it all off. I am also sharing this card over at really Reasonable Ribbon for Challenge #93 which is monochromatic colour and ribbon – one main colour (blue), a touch of another colour (yellow) plus neutrals.




Once I’d finished this I loved the colours so much I decided to make a coordinating tag.


I die cut the card and embossed it using a dots folder. I used additional images from The Graphics Fairy, a gorgeous vintage egg and a cute little chick, plus some blue ribbon with a silver trim, from Really Reasonable Ribbon.





One Easter, one of my uncles decided to buy some chicks. He bought enough so that each cousin had one that they could name. There were six of us at the time (we later became 11!) and I called mine Mary which was my mother’s middle name. I can remember how cute they all were and how they were kept in the boiler room, where we could go and stroke them, until they were hardy enough to go outside. I also remember being slightly disappointed when, on the next visit, they had turned into proper hens even if we did get to have the eggs for tea!



Thanks for buzzing by.



Easter balloon ride — 19 Comments

  1. I really, really like these. I love blue and yellow together, and these are just beautiful! I also love the texture in the ribbon; I’m going to have to check it out at RRR. The detail in both cards is wonderful, and I especially like the 2 cut-out chicks and the use of both blue and yellow ribbon on the tag. The forget-me-nots on the tag look 3-D. Did you cut extras and mount them over the originals, or is it the glitter that gives them the added dimension? Whatever you did, they are both gorgeous!!

    • Now that’s an interesting question. I did cut out extras to add on top BUT when I put them on they didn’t show so I left them as they were. Must be the effect of the glitter. That ribbon is such as pretty shade as well as nice ribbon. I wish RRR was in the UK.

  2. Delightful card and tag duo. I love that you have managed to use just two colours (and the neutrals), they look amazing with all of the sparkle.

    Happy Easter Day.

    Dionne xxx

    • Thank you. I’ve realised that I am by nature a bit monochrome and it went against my instinct to use that yellow ribbon there!!!! Happy Easter 🙂

  3. Stunning card and eggs here, I love the pretty flowers and chic you fussy cut too! I am so impressed with your glitter gems, those are so hard to make look that perfect!
    Thank you again for sharing your win with me, I just love the stamps and yes, it was hard to choose as there were so many beautiful stamps! I did send Kimberly a thank you and a link to my post also. Happy Easter! ~Diane

    • Thank you. I find the Creative Expressions glue works really well for those gems – they do lots of coloured glues specifically for that purpose so that’s maybe why the regular glue works so well. You are very welcome regarding the prize, I’m so happy it all worked out and you got such a great selection. Can’t wait to see them in your work 🙂

  4. Beautiful Lisette! i love that sweet balloon with the chicks and all the fussy cuting and glitter!! LOVE!! Thanks for playing this week at CCCB 🙂

    • Isn’t it cute – there’s always something new over at the Graphics Fairy – every time I think I’ve seen them all and up pops a new one!

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