May 18, 2016

Water Colour Wednesday - Strike up the Band !

Hi Everybody,

These cute mice are from My Favorite Things and it is called Strike Up The Band

It has a separate die set that you can purchase and there are six mice altogether with different instruments.

Both are available from Sevenhills Crafts

I have masked off areas and added the mice in the position I wanted them and then water coloured them with Gansai Tambi.

I think this card would be suitable for any age group .. male or female .. and could be for other occasions too either using other sentiments in the set or another set that you may have

Exciting news for me .... I became a Great Grandmother for the second time at 4.49 this morning when my Granddaughter Robyn gave birth to 8 lbs 11 ozs boy to be named Carter. We will get to meet him later and both are well. There's a good reason to strike up the band !!

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Huge Congratulations to you and all the family Christina .
    Beautiful card lovely colors used .

  2. First of all congratulations on the happy event and glad all are well
    love the card, opening the envelope would make anyone smile
    cheers Kaye

  3. Many congratulations Great Grandma and to all the family.
    Love this cute card!!
    Sue Mac


    Lovely card you have made.I love those mice especially. FUNNY!!

  5. congratulations on the happy news, a new member to the family is always a blessing. We are expecting our 6th grand child (not allowed to know what sex the little one is!!!)in September this year xxxxxx

  6. Great Morning Christina :) Woooo Hooooo!!!!! Happy Dance!!!! Oh Yeah!!! Yippee!!!! Life just doesn't get any better than this! Dear Baby Carter... You have just been born into the BEST family EVER and will have the most AWESOME Great Grandma in the WORLD!! I am sooooooooo happy for you Dear Lady!! Thank you so much for sharing. Big, Big Hugs!!

    Oh my gosh.... Stinkin' CUTE Card this morning! Love it!!

  7. Hi Christina
    Many congratulations on the birth of your great grandson - what a good weight too. Glad all went well and they are both doing okay. Love the little mice - lovely card.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  8. What lovely news Christina CONGRATULATIONS, bet you can't wait to meet him.
    I love this card your painting is so perfect.
    Kind regards Anne Owens xx

  9. Many congratulations, great granny! Love the card,too.

  10. Beautifully done Christina...great coloring...tfs
    Congrats of the news of your great grandson Carter...enjoy the time when you see him...

  11. Congratulations
    The card made me smile

  12. I love it Christina, what fabulous mice and many congratulations on the birth of your great grandson. Looking forward to seeing some photo's. Hugs Jennifer xx

  13. This is gorgeous Christina, I love the little mice and sentiment. Congratulations too on the birth of your great grandson.
    Linda xxx

  14. Great news for a great grandma! - You don't look old enough Christina. Love the card. Very apt

  15. Congratulations are in order for Great Grandma and Grandad, I am sure you are thrilled to bits, by now you have probably met him. I hope he is a real joy to you both. Today's card is really lovely, those little mice are so cute and your colouring amazing...luv Ursula xx

  16. Hi Christina,
    I just adore these lovely little mice, and love how they are water coloured too! A nice clean and simple looking card that is so attractive! Thanks for sharing this with us today!
    Karen xx

  17. Wow how cute this stamp is, I agree anyone would be happy with this card.

  18. What a sweet card and warm congratulations to you and your family on the recent birth. So happy for you all!
    Sandra Smith

  19. CONGRATULATIONS, Christina!! I still say you're way too young to be a great-grandma...You and Griff must have got married when you were ten :). Carter sounds like a treasure, a nice healthy weight and what a great time to arrive (I was 6:30am myself lol).
    The card is a winner, another great stamp and die set from My Favorite Things, I so want to spell that the English way lol. As always, your shading is fantastic and it brings the mice to life.
    Bejay xx

  20. Many congratulations on the birth of baby Carter.
    Love the card. The little mice are so cute.
    Love Val in Spain x

  21. Congratulations Christina and family on the new addition to your family...

    You'll need to start on a baby card next!

    Smiles :)

    June x

  22. Cute card! I usually do not care for the mice stamps. But this cute!

    1. Hi Christina I finally received my card in the mail today and it is gorgeous. It took a while to reach me in the U.S. but it was well worth the wait. Thanks again Christina!!

  23. Perhaps that little band is playing Congratulations!! Fab card and wonderful news, my best wishes to all concerned. Pat x

  24. Hi Christina, Congratulations on the birth of your new grandson Carter, and this is a fab. card.
    Nancyd xx

  25. that is just adorable and congrats on your new great grandbaby!


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