I used the sketch at Seize The Birthday as my starting point to create the card behind the super cute hippo I coloured with copics and fussy cuthttp://seizethebirthday.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/seize-birthday-17-sponsored-by-bugaboo.html
I stamped and embossed in white ep the HA numbers background and then used 3 shades of distress inks to blend over it. I selected some stripey DP in co-ordinating colours and layered it up as per the sketch. I die cut a couple of balloons and coloured them with ink and stamped sentiments that came with the matching stamp set (whimsey) linking them to the hippo with some twine.
There's a new crew over at Pollycrafts now - the Candy Floss Crew - do check them out http://pollycraftdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/meet-new-crew.html I'll be colouring them up asap. I'm entering this to the DT call again http://pollycraftdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/new-images-and-dt-call.html