Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Blog Hop: Celebration cards with added jiggling

Anyone for a Banana Frog blog hop with the chance to win some stamps? I hope so, because that's what I've got planned here today.

The theme for this month's hop is meant to be 'summer' and I'd made these cards already before remembering that fact. So here's my attempt at making them fit the theme ... are you ready?

They all have general celebratory feel to them so would be ideal for any occasions where you might want to share in someone's success ... such as after various exam results are announced summer or where you just want to thank someone for a great day out ... I might as well start with a very immodest confession that I love this card ... even if I did make it myself! I made it as a demo item for Bev to take to one of her appearances on Create + Craft TV and it almost didn't make it out of my grubby little hands and into Bev's as I'm rather fond of it ... [although that's not really the point of making cards is it?].

The pale pink, chequerboard and the new size of 'Budmo Jiggler' font alphabet stamps combined into a 1950s American-diner feel and that can never be a bad thing:

Keeping with the 'Budmo Jiggler' [not that I can ever say that without wondering if I've not inadvertantly said something risque ...] for the next celebration card I added a flower and leaves from the new 'Totally Tropical' set: I used another brand new set of alphas for this card:
Once again there's a lovely retro feel to this alphabet stamp set, this time in the 'DeLouisville' font. It's a really useful size for sentiments - my cards measure 4x4.5 inches and you can see that they're not overwhelmed by the lettering:
Finally, I stamped another 'DeLouisville' greeting inside the journalling block from 'Tropical Taste' [the new smaller sized 'Tadpole' set which co-ordinates with the full sized 'Totally Tropical']:As I most often do, I stamped directly onto a patterned paper to add extra interest beneath the stamped image.

So, how did I do? I think I've just about managed to bend my post to fit the summery theme ...just. After all, it's a better attempt than for April's blog hop when I forgot the theme was 'Spring' and instead made cards with moustaches on them!


If you're feeling active you can hop on to the next blog in the hop - Debbie at Country Heart And Home - or hop over to the Frog blog to see a full list of all of today's hoppers and a hint about how to win the stamps.

I'll be back tomorrow with a round-up of my month in numbers but for now, happy Budmo Jiggling to you!

Julie :)

21 comments:

beksynormz said...

Fabby cards Julie xx

Effie said...

Love the yellow and black!

mustavcoffee said...

Wow 4 cards and everyone a winner, brill.xx

Colette said...

Gorgeous cards Julie,

Colette x.

jasperandblue said...

Great cards..... really beautiful. I also checked out your interview on popular crafts, which brought me here.
I like your tip on how to fix a mistake... Collette


http://www.popularcrafts.com/news/article.asp?a=6630&utm_source=s0039&utm_medium=s0039&utm_campaign=s0039

Helen said...

whatever the theme! these cards are lovely and so were MR and MRS MUSTACHES cards!! ;)

nerllybird said...

I saw those sets on C&C. And you're right about the 50's vibe - we go to a retro fair every year in Brighton where I drool over the diner sets. When I've qualified and have a decently paid job, that's one of the first things I'll buy!

CraftyNess said...

The colours you have used are very summery - fits the theme nicely! Lovely samples TFS

Vx

Esther said...

You have every right to love the 'you rock' card it's great, as are the others - thanks for the inspiration Esther

{VICKI} said...

I heart summer!

Tinkertaylor said...

Beautiful cards Julie... off to Budmo Jiggling

Lizzie said...

Very pretty cards. I like the first one too - and if you're not proud of your work, then what's the point in doing it? I love the 50's feel to these cards and the colours are great.
The second card is definitely the most summery of the lot - such Hot Sunny colours!

2Angels said...

Fabby cards, especiallly like the Celebrate one! :)

kacy said...

oooh that "you rock" card is soo cool!

loving the others too though!!
absolutely gorgeous!!

Katy said...

Love what you've done with the tropical stamps :).

Kirsti said...

All absolutely gorgeous!!! Kirsti xxx

Joy said...

I need to Budmo Jiggle now! Fabby cards.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Love all the cards but the "WOW" one is my fav!

xx

dogmatix said...

love the cards. budmo jiggler works great with the paper. love those stamps :)

Suzy said...

Ooh lovin these cards, espech the first one

Suzy x

aaron1 said...

Wow wonderful cards, thanks for sharing your ideas.