Sunday, 30 May 2010

Froggity Blog Hop!

Blimey O'Reily can you believe this has come round again? Where did the last month go?? And I'm sure Bev at Froggie HQ is wondering where the last 4 years went as she celebrates 4 years of gorgeous Froggie-ness!

So, it is the monthly frog hop from Banana Frog, (clicking on that link will take you to the list of blogs if you've missed out so far!) So without further ado, and with that darn Stevie Wonder song stuck in my head! lets wish Banana Frog HAPPY BIRTHDAY (or maybe that should be hoppy birthday :))

Predictable I know, but I made a Birthday card, but not just any birthday card, a Kool laminated, hidden message floating in mid air type card :)



This is the front and you will just have to go through the post to see the inside LOL



So first up, one of my favourite things to do with my stamps, as I've said before, making my own patterned paper! A birthday party isn't complete without cake so I started with the 2 small cup cakes from Cupcake Greetings stamped randomly on to some thin white card.



Next, an addition of polka dots stamped with green and pink neon ink using the small dot from Make a Chain, an oh sooooo useful stamp set!



Pro markers at the ready my PP is coloured in.



The alphas for my card come from the Budmo Jiggler stamp set (love that name!) and Steel Fish ouline. I stamped the Budmo Jiggler alphas with lime brilliance inks and coloured in the dots with a yellow pro marker ... hmmmm looks like a certain logo LOL (and hands up at this point that was a complete accident!)



And what party is complete without balloons? Can you guess which stamp set I used? ... the balloons come courtesy of the Retro Baubles stamp set and that lovely neon ink again :)



To assemble, I cut 2 strips of matting and layering that would fit inside my Purple Cows Kool laminator pockets, cutting the front at 5'' and the back at 6'' so the front strip would take the HAPP and the Y fitted at the end of the back strip ... why?.....



So when it's opened the Y completes the message inside the card, and that's when you get to see the 'balloons' in all their glory :)

A couple of eyelets and some colourful ribbon forms the hinge of the card. I love the way it looks like the card is 'floating' in the laminated pockets and love that I can use my Banana Frog stamps not only to create my embellishments and alphas but also that I can create my own paper to fit an occassion!

So what will you create when you win one of the £100 giveaways over at Banana Frog? Today is the last chance to enter so what are you waiting for? Leave a comment on the frog blog here for the chance to win £100 of stamping goodness and while you're at the Lily pad why not shop? That way you automatically get entered into ANOTHER £100 giveaway ... shimples! Go on you know you want to!

Ok so you have your entries in to win some goodies... what now? Well after leaving a comment on this post for the chance of winning a free stamp set of your choice!! hop on over to the lovely and oh so talented Antheas blog to see what stamping goodness she has to share!

Thanks for hopping by, see you soon, until then Happy Crafting!

Love
M x

ps While you're reading this I'll be at the ideal world studios showing off some Purple cows tools!! I'll be live on ideal world at 2pm then on the repeat at 5pm on creat and craft :)

49 comments:

  1. Good Luck for today and love the floating card idea it's really neat.

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  2. Very clever, I like the paper idea as well.

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  3. I love this card, it's lovely - those cupcakes. oh, so cute!

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  4. Love the card and the paper you created is super cool

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  5. a girl can never see to many cupcakes super cute love it and thanks for sharing. xx

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  6. Stunning card - so clever and love the alpha sets you have used.

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  7. Hi Michelle, lovely card again, I think using the back page for the 'Y' is a great idea xx

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  8. wow, so much to see on this card, I love it x

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  9. great idea - love the card!

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  10. Very cute, love the floating and the pp you made! :)

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  11. More cupcakes please :) And I have to get me one of those polka dot stamps! xx

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  12. Clever card and I love the polka dots. Hope it goes well today :)

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  13. Gorgeous card....love the cupcakes.

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  14. Love all of those cupcakes!

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  15. lovely and very creative card (:

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  16. brilliant! I love the ballon stamp

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  17. Beautiful projects & great ideas! Love that cute little cupcake stamp :)

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  18. This card is full of creativity! Love it!

    Annie B

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  19. Love that cupcake paper!

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  20. lovely idea, to stamp the background paper. Loving the whole card

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  21. oooh, how clever!! Love it :)

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  22. I absolutely adore that card idea. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  23. Gorgeous! I will need to borrow the laminator from school to have a play.

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  24. Wonderful card! Love the way you have used the 'y' twice :)

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  25. love the floating idea, fab card :)

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  26. Cute card!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  27. wonderful card with cute cupcakes and colours =)

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  28. Love the card - looks like it took a lot of hard work, but certainly worth the effort.
    Vx

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  29. What a fab card! Never thought of doing that. Happy Birthday Banana Frog!

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  30. Now I would have never thought of this idea! Way to go! It's really original... and so fun! Those cup-cakes are scrummy. This really is a neat idea. Marie x

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  31. With some Banana Frogg-ness
    I must confess,
    That I would be,
    indebted to thee!

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  32. thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. The paper you made is amazing :)

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  34. what a clever card!
    i love it!
    happy birthday to banana frog.
    it also just so happpens to be my birthday today, too.
    such a fun way to celebrate!

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  35. Fantastic idea with the spots! Love it!

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  36. I love the custom cupcakes paper you created!

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  37. What a great idea. Just love the floating in air....

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  38. What a gorgeous card!!! Love it!! TFS!

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  39. I love how much care and effort you've put into this! I love how you made the balloons!

    I'm so sorry I didn't read this earlier so I could have caught your show.

    Julie xx

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  40. Wow, what really neat little details! LOVE your card.

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  41. This is such a brilliant idea for a birthday card . . . in other words, I am going to scraplift this one - lol!

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  42. loved how you made your own patterned paper with the stamps!

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  43. wow!!! fantastic tutorial!!!

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