Monday, 28 February 2011

~ Banana Frog Hop ~

Apologies.... this post would have been up earlier if it wasn't for a car that refused to start during school run! Not wishing to walk 30 mins (just one way), we opted for the bikes. Got home just in time for the RAC man to show up! What a great start to the first day of the school term!

If you have come from Anne, welcome! Anne is one of our latest Froglets to join the Banana Frog team.

For today's project, I challenge myself to use stamps that I've not touched before. Usually in a set, there are certain stamps that get used a lot and a couple that is left on the shelf, so to speak! So I told myself that I needed to get them out of their 'virgin' state! 

As the theme this month is on 'hearts', I chose the It's All About Hearts stamp set: 

I've never ever used the large hanging hearts so I decided to make use of that stamp in a card. 

I cut out the scalloped border and the hearts and adhere them using foam dot on the card. Then I applied glitter on them. A sticker sentiment finished the card. 

For my second card, I used the row of hearts background stamp. Here's the card:

I created a border strip with the background stamp, centre it on the card and adhere using foam dot. Then I added a butterfly ribbon on top of it. Left the sentiment blank so that I can fill it in later.

Now that I've used these stamps, I will no longer be daunted by them the next time I see them. Hope you are enjoying the blog hops. And if you fancy owning a Banana Frog set, leave a comment and it might just be your lucky day! 

Your next hop is Francine! Happy hopping! TTFN!


Anonymous said...

second card is fantastic!!!!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, lovely cards, subtle colours:0) xxx

Louise said...

i must get into making cards properly! these are gorgeous and a great way to get using all those "virgin" stamps!!! :)

KindredEsprit said...

i love these hanging hearts! (only the middle pic loaded for me...i shall try again later, maybe it's me. )

Jackie xxx said...

Love both your cards. Thanks for sharing. xx

Anne said...

Oh, I love the hanging hearts! I'll definately be 'borrowing' that idea!

Stampersue said...

I love your designs so sweet. Thank you for sharing

wendyp said...

both cards are adorable! love those dangling hearts!

Jane said...

love the cards, so pretty!

Jimjams said...

That's a great challenge - I too have unused stamps from my sets - off to look! Gorgeous cards - I especially like the 2nd one.