Saturday, 25 July 2009

WoJ: Hippity Hop!

fancy frame around photo is from xtina's (I love how Camilla's photos look and wanted to try - thanks for the link!)

Hello & welcome! Hopefully you have come from Camilla's (and I'm sure it was a stunner :)), on your WoJ Anniversary Blog Hop in which case come in and have a nosey! If not, but you'd like to join in the hop then please start over on Katharinas blog first.


We're celebrating the first birthday of WoJ the same way it started . . yes, it's a new stamp release by Alison Acton. Collection of 9 party animal stamps, fab to combine (as I think you will see as you hop) and great fun.

I knew as soon as I got these stamps I wanted to try and make a step card with them. The actual card base is really quick and easy to make (mine's 5.5 x12 and all you do is score at 1.25, 2.5, 4.25, 6. 8.25. Then you just fold concertina style and you get the base part of the card. Then it's up to you how you decorate it. I've just added square back panel for my backdrop as I wanted monkey to hang down but otherwise you wouldn't need that)

Here's some more shots of it so you can see the 'step' concertina folds better and also how I decorated the back;


Here are all the stamps that I have used from the new release tonight, starting from the back (all photos can be clicked on for closer look) and I've listed the copic colours I used;
(don't have their official names yet)


Monkey: E21, E27, E29, E43, E44 with E02 for cheeks and inside ears

Lion Cub: YR20, YR23, YR24 for fur. E02 for cheeks/inside ears. Y28 for feet

Elephant: he's not actually grey he's BV23, BV31 and V91 for inside ears/cheeks/highlights

Bear with cupcake: E31, E33, E35, E37 and again E02 for cheeks etc

All other colours where just ones that matched the DP. Then for a bit of shimmer I've given them all light coat of twinkling H2O (think it was 'natural linen' for most of the animals)

Shall leave you with shot of card closed flat - will fit in regular 6x6 envelope

Hope you've enjoyed your little visit.

Now it's time to hop on over to Jacqui's blog, here to see what she has come up with.

Have a great night. (Afraid I'm working so won't be able to join in the fun but will try and catch up later - have fun!)

Stash Used:

  • Images: WoJ stamps all cut out with white border to make them 'pop' against the background and monkey has been raised with foam pads.
  • Colouring: Memento ink on smooth card & Copics
  • DP: MME 'Magnolia' with dark brown card base
  • Others: sentiments are mix of rub ons and stickers from stash

To get the party started, I will put all comments on this post tonight into a draw and winner will receive the cute monkey stamp, courtesy of Whiff of Joy, and mini stack of 6x6 papers from me (including the ones I've used on this card).

CANDY CLOSED. See here for winner.


190 comments:

gina g said...

wow another gorgeous card you have all worked so hard. luv gina xx

Tab said...

Wowee I adore your card Fran, the style of it is fab!
Hugs Tab xxx

kuya said...

Your card is soooo adorable! And I love your color choice, it's so vibrant and fits the stamps so well. Amazing job!

Jane said...

This is so cute Fran! I love the colours you've used! hugs, Jane x

Kimba-Slydog said...

How fantastic!!!!!! Your card is so wonderful and the new stamps really cute.

Hugs,
Nicole

Caroline said...

Stunning card! Love these sweet stamps. Caroline x

Francesca said...

wonderful step card just love the way you have done it

hugs francesca

daisy said...

tha card looks so ute fran! love the way you've mad it. and happy birthday!

hugs
daisy

Anonymous said...

wow, another fantasic card!
hugs Manuela

Katharina Frei said...

A truly amazing creation Fran and stunning coloration. Thanks for all your support during the past year.
Katharina x

Marion said...

Wow, another fantastic card. Love it.Marion

Artyjen said...

What a cute card...such fun animal images.
xoxo

scrappyjan said...

adorable card Fran!! janny

Anne said...

Wow this step card is brilliant and your colouring just awesome, love it and I'd love the chance to win the monkey and the paper, thanks for your generosity :)

Tanya Rudd said...

You have colored them so well, the card is wonderful.

Janice said...

This is so cute! Step cards are such a great way to incorporate several stamps-well done, as always!

rosalien said...

Wauw, another great card. I'm really in love with those new images.

Rosalien

Mahals Creation said...

again an very cute card :o) I love the new stamps :o)
*hugs*Michaela

cats whiskers said...

Wow Fran this is adorable what a terrific fun card such fantastic colours
Hugs Jacqui x

Brocéliane said...

wow Fran, love your sumptuous card:)

Marga said...

Wow your card is beautiful! Love how you used so many different stamps on your project. Very very cute!
xx Marga

Suzanne said...

Fabulous Fran love your card and the papers. Sue :o)

Jackie said...

wow another fantastic card.. just loving these stamps.
thanks for copic numbers too... (as a beginner with them, it certainly helps )

Milla said...

Fab card! I love the monkey stamp, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed ;)

Bente said...

Gorgeous card, your coloring is stunning!!
Hugs, Bente

All Pink girl said...

Wow Fran its fabulous a real work of art ,love it ,hugs Dawnxxx

CraftinGranny said...

Very cute card. Thanks for the tutorial and listing the copic colors you used. Great job Fran and HB!

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful card Fran so love the shape the fabulous images. Kim

Zoe xx said...

Oh Fran this is absolutely to die for!! Who wouldnt want this card!! It is just stunning!! I love the way you colour with your copics, unlike others who blend blend blend, you always leave fab contrasts and i love it!!! The bling lettering finishes it off beautifully!
Thank you for the chance of winning the monkey - i think he is my fave,
Zoe x x

Hildegunn said...

Wow what a lovely card you`ve made!
I love all the animals, beautiful colors on them!

Stefanie said...

Love your card. You sure know your way with colors :) looks great!!

Kirsten said...

What a cute card. Love all the new stamps, they are really cute.

Jeanette said...

Amazing creation Fran! The colors and coloring are gorgeous!
Hugs Jeanette

daniele-haddon said...

What a fab card and those animals are soooo...cute :)DanieleX

sasibella said...

Your Card is fantastic.Wonderful coloring!
Sandy

Mona said...

such a cute card, I love it.
Hugs Mona

Kat said...

Fabby card Fran. Thanks for sizes to make the card. I've been wanting to try making on but the thought of trying to work out sizes has put me off. Will definitely try now.

Kat x

Sharon said...

This is amazing Fran. You've put so much work into your card and it looks fantastic.

Valems said...

Beautiful card, i love all the images.
Vanja

deifen said...

Superb creation Fran - these stamps look like such fun to use!!
Dei xx

Katharina said...

Hi :)
Wow... another wonderful card!!! I love the new stamps!
Hugs Kathi

Vixykins said...

Beautiful colouring and thanks for the recipe!

Vixykins said...

Brillinat colouring and thanks for the copics recipe!

Kaia said...

Wow what a beautiful card.
Love all the animals, they are supercute.
Happy birthday to WOJ

Bogner's said...

Fran, I love how each party animal is on it's own layer/step. Too cool!

Nunt said...

Fabulous card Fran!
xx,
nunt

Rach said...

wow Fran this is an amazing creation, fantastic colouration and detail.. big hugs Rachxx

Kathy said...

So cute Fran!! Love all your adorable animals and your coloring is just fabulous!! So stinkin' cute!! Great more cute stamps I just have to have!! (LOL)
Have a great night :)Kathy

Kiki said...

Wow, this cute elephant. Like it very much.

Hugs, Kiki

Elizabeth said...

Awesome Cards and Prizes Fran! Thanks for the chance to win!

Hugs XXX Beth

Pascale said...

Wow this is stunning I love the colouring of all the images and the step card is fantastic. I feel like I am at the party. Hugs Pascale

weewiccababe said...

Hi again Fran,
what can I say? its gorgeous - the images are beautifully coloured, and I love the shape of the card, shows them off to perfection
thankyou
Debbi
xx

Minni75 said...

Your card is fantastic :)

Minna xxx

Stampin Mindy said...

LOVE that monkey! This is such a great card! Beautifully colored!

Lynn said...

A great card and you have done a wonderful job or colouring all the animals.

Lynn x

tracy said...

Stunning card Fran I love the vibrant colours you have used in your colour combination thank you ever so much for the tutorial I have wanted to know how to do this sort of card for ages so its been very useful
tracy x

RitaK said...

What a lovely jungle-party at your card. Have a nice anniversary :-)

orkaloca said...

WOW very nice and original card!!!
^_^

Louise Z said...

I really love these step cards and it works really well with these stamps! your card is really great :)

Penni said...

Wow super card Fran. These stamps are soooo cute - I can see some of my hard earned cash being spent!!!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Angela said...

Fab card, so cute!!
Hug's Angela x

Lotti said...

I love your card -the jungle parade is a great way to show off all these cute new stamps!! Way to go, girl!

Katarina said...

What a lovely card. It just screames "partyyyyy" lol.

Audhild said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card. You are so talented

Cherry said...

Lovely step card, Fran - it works so well with those lovely stamps. XXX

Sonja said...

Your card is so sweet!

Hugs
Sonja

Jeanette said...

How lovely your card is. Really nice! :)

Nadia said...

Love your tutorial and the card is just gorgeous...

Närrin said...

gorgeous fantastic wonderful - i cant find words...

Sharon said...

Wow Fran! This is fantastic. Love all the animals on the step card. Beautiful work.
Sharon xx

Lil Sis said...

Totally gorgeous card - fantastic colours - thaks for stating the colours you have used on the animals, its such a help to us copic beginners.

Hugs Beccy x

Jessi said...

wow, colorful great card!!!

Angela said...

Hy Fran,
Happy Birthday,your card is really nice,i love it.
Many greetings
Angela

debby4000 said...

Oh Fran this is fantastic and so cute.
luv
Debby

Alison said...

Wow Fran! That card is amazing, I love the colors!! You made my little animal stamps look stunning! I especially love the little elephant!

Lisa said...

Such a cute card! These stamps are just so cute I definitely "need" some.

Lisa x

Angie said...

This card is beautiful,
the new stamps are so suitable for young or old, and any occasion,
off to hop some more
Hugs
Angie

Pati said...

Dear Fran

Your card is so beautiful! The style is cool!

Hugs
Pati

Anne said...

love the colours you've used and fab colouring ooh and the decoration on the back too one Gorgeous card
congratulations

SannaS said...

Stunning card! Love it! =)
HUgs, SannaS

Vee said...

Wow!! fantastic step card. I love these new stamps can't wait to hear their real names too. Love all the nice bright colours.
xx Vee

Camilla said...

WOOOOOW Fran!!! You have made a real stunner!! And all those cute animals...:))) Love it!!
Big hugs, Camilla.

Claireabelle said...

Gorgeous card Fran! Your colouring in is amazing
x

Andrea said...

I love your step card - and all the images are just gorgeous!
Andrea xx

Drea´s World said...

WOW die neuen Motive sind der Hammer und das Ergebnis ist spitze!!!KLASSE!!!
Grüßlie DREA

Carina said...

Wow, that card just blew me away, loved it. Great colours and very creative.

Hugs Carina;)

Fern said...

Wow what a fab card, i love the fold, and gorgeous gem lettering you've used the new stamps are great!

Fern xx

Sue said...

Another fabulous card, I really adore these new stamps.
Sue xx

Kayla said...

Amazing work!

Heather said...

Awesome!! What a great job..

Hanna said...

Great card you've made using these super cute new images.
Hugs /Hanna N

Bianca said...

oh my gosh - your card is amazing!!! all the little details - i am speechless...

take care
xoxo
bianca

Linnie said...

just a wondrful card ful of inspiration just love it
linniex

K said...

Another fabulous combo! You girls've outdone yourselves for sure. Love the elephant stamp!
Bye, Kitty

Kimmi said...

Hi Fran

Gorgeous card, I love this idea, and I will be attempting to make one in the near future, thanks for the inspiration!

Your card is beautiful and I love the colouring of your little animals. The elephants colouring is my fav as he is a light mauve/purple!

Fantastic card yet again!

Hugs

Kimmi x

Wilma said...

super card and i love those animal stamps- must try out a stepcard!

Sammacco said...

Those new animals are so cute! You have made so cute card again!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Fran. Love the images you've used and the colouring also. Hugs Michele x

Anki said...

Fran - it's been way to long since I got the chance and time to visit your blog. Your colouring ROCK! You are soo talented! Kram - Anki

Kajsa said...

So fun with a hop!
I've added your blog to my feedreader and look forward to more inspiration in the future!

Take care!

Pinkllilac said...

Such beautiful card for the anniversary Fran and wonderful stamps! Happy Birthday too.
Hugs Linda

yvonne said...

What a beautiful card
hugs yvonne

Bubbles said...

Wow fantastic card Fran, I've wanted to try this style for a while perhaps I will now thanks for the measurements!
Joanne x

liza said...

gorgeous card,love what you have done with the stamps they are sooo adorable

love n hugs
liza
xox

pinky said...

Fran your card is stunning, you are all such talented ladies who showcase these stamps to their best. Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing.
Pinky

Naoual said...

BEAUTIFUL card Fran!! Such a fun card too, the one that will be lucky enough to receive it will surely LOVE it!

xx Naoual

Paula said...

What an adorable card Fran such fabulous detail.
Paula xxxx

Christine said...

This is just a master piece of card making wonderfull colouring .

Christine C XX

Pippin said...

I really love those concertina cards. And the new party animals are so cute.
Hugs

Julie said...

Fantastic card, lovely and colourful. The stamps look fab.
Julie x

Janny said...

this is sooo fabulous!

Nicola said...

Oh cool. The monkey is my favorite. This card is awesome. out of my comfort zone but definately awesome.

Hugs
Nic

Nikche said...

wow. a beautifull card too. the new stamps are so sweet.

Love, nicole

Jorunn said...

wonderful! love it!

Sapphires-Crafty-Cards said...

Lovely card fran...
huggies
Michelle Xx

neeta said...

This card was super cute with all the animals on them, love the colors:D

annemarie said...

wauw another party so gorgeous

hugs Annemarie

martinescrafts said...

this is stunning, such a fun and funky card, perfect for these adorable stamps :)

xx

Martine

Carola said...

Those stamps and your are just so cute =0)

Lorraine A said...

Oh this is just gorgeous ! I love all the animals but I particularly like how you coloured the elephant ! Wonderful ! :-)

Lorraine x x

Marjolijne said...

What a great card, and the stamps are so lovely!
Nice job!!

Mel said...

Wow a stunning card, these stamps are just so sweet ~ Mel

lacey said...

This is just amazing! I love the step atair cards and you did a great job combining the images. they are so adorable...I'm going to be broke!!
~Lacey

dany2810 said...

Happy Birthday......
Wow Wonderful card.

Dany

Kim Y. said...

Wow!! This is soooo cute, Fran!!!

Jo said...

Cute, cute card ... thanks for the detailed instructions! Jo xx

Penny said...

omgosh that is sooo adorable!

Tanya said...

I love this style of card! Your animals are all done so cute!

Crafting Andy said...

Love your card. Really cute.
Andrea.xx

Mina said...

wow amazing card Fran, I love the design of it, stunning colours too
Mina xxx

Helen said...

Fab card Fran! Love the way you've combined the stamps!
Helen x

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

WOW Fran, this is just beautiful. I absolutely love everything about this fabulous card. The papers, the colors, and your coloring is gorgeous! I love that you shared what colors you used on the animals.
Hugs
Lynda =)

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Wow what a stunning card, I love all the images but the monkey is sooooooo cute as is my favourite. Hugs Julie x

Danielle said...

What a great step card - the images and your colouring are just fabulous!
Hugs, Danielle

Stampin'Kat said...

Great card ! and thanks for all the info on the colors you used. Fantastic stop! Kathy

Diamond Doll said...

What a great card and thanx for all the detailed pics.I just adore the new Monkey stamp says me with crossed fingers and toes.
Trish (-:

Karen O said...

Adorable card you have made. And all the new stamps are so cute! And thank you for the chance to win the sweet monky.
Hugs, Karen

stardustgemsandribbon said...

What a wonderful card Fran, you've done a fabulous job with the new stamps. This card is perfect for all the images.
Thanks for your recent comments and good wishes.
Have a great Sunday.
Hugs
Carole x

Rene said...

Fran,
Your card is soooo cute, everyone is so talented.
Rene

craftyb said...

Fran this is fabulous...so much work and it's worth it for this result...love the colours of your papers! bx

Aunty Sue said...

fab card and yes the images are perfect for this type of card.

Nikki said...

Fran this is just so adorable & your paper choice is so bright bold and Playful Well done :)
Huggs
Nikki C

Alyssa said...

An amazing card! I can't believe all the work you put into it! It's well worth it though ;o)

Cheryl said...

wow another amazing card you are all so talented brilliant designs all of them lots love cheryl xxxxxxx

SueF said...

Another unusually shaped card - it's wonderful & thanks for the instructions

Sue

Kip's Cards said...

Loving the hop and what a card,I am a new blogger and only known woj for a few months,I got some of them for my birthday and love them all...
x
Vicky

Sarah A said...

Wow, amazing card. The step card is perfect with these stamps!

Would love to win the monkey LOL!

Sarah x

HazelQ said...

Cute card! You're very talented, I love the colors!
Hugs,
Hazel

Heike said...

Wow, this is Stunning. Wonderful creations and the Image's are so cute.....

Hugs
Heike

Simonne said...

Fantastic Card. I really must try one like that. Fabulous job!

Risa said...

Fran, your card is super terrific! I love the unique shape of your card and the display is tops!
hugs
Risa:)

Paola said...

Your Card ist very sweet.

Hugs, Paola

Teresa said...

Love this card! It is so cute.

Anonymous said...

very nice..hugs from Sweden carina

Mel said...

Oh Fran you are so talented such a beautiful card

Maria said...

Wow this is a gorgeous card Fran. Hugs, Maria

Traci said...

Gorgeous card! Love the step card with those cute images!
Traci

suemon said...

Gorgeous card thanks for the instuctions going to give this a try, love it ! off to hop now lol
hugs
Sue x

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

awesome card!!!
sweet stamps :)))

Dawn said...

wow, I love your style of colouring...totally unique and the colours are so saturated! Love it!

KanataNewf said...

Just gorgeous!

Sarah Elliott said...

I absolutely loved your card, very inspiring and your coloring is amazing!

KTluv said...

That is a gorgeous card! Unbelievable the work you did on it. Love the step technique!

Katie W

TeresaW said...

Well I think you chose well. Those animal images are so cute, and stepped cards are the feature of the month.

AK Stamper said...

Wow what a wonderful card! I'm gonna have to give this design a try!

All the animal are sooooooo cute!

Thanks so much for sharing your art!

Shell~Alaska

Daniela/Neliz said...

That card is really poping with al those supercute animals!! Love it!

Just as the WoJ b-day, i had my b-day a few hours ago (same as woj) and this would soooo be the best gift ever!

Hugs, Daniela/Neliz

leenda said...

WOW! Very creative, clever, inspirational & very enabling!!!

Regina said...

gorgeous card!

Erin said...

Wow fran, beautiful card, love your bright colour combo, you have coloured these cute little images beautifully!
Erin x

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Fran.
Love the new stamps.

Karen x

sherryz designz co said...

Nice card it was really cute !

Cheri Howard said...

I love your card - gorgeous!

ursula in RSA said...

What a lovely card Fran. and the monkey would love a home with me in SA

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card,
Dianne xx

Riituli said...

So gorgeous card! I love it! And those stamps are so cute

Rheannon said...

This is super cute and another easy looking technique I haven't done yet! Love it!
Rheannon

Donnas Den said...

Lovely card Fran. As always.

Tertia said...

Love your card! Hope I am not to late.

Suzette said...

Greate card, adorable images

Melle`s Blog said...

oh, your card is so lovely and sweet.

Melle

starcyl said...

Great card, I'm enjoying this hop around.

Jenny

Bev said...

What a fabulous card Fran - love the rich depth of colour and brill layout. Somehow I missed this last might in my frenzy to see all the cards, what a durrr I am!! x

Nicci said...

fantastic card and love that little monkey
nicci
x

xx Funky Fairy xx said...

Love your card and the colours that you have used.
Shaz x

Solbjørg said...

Gorgeus card, I love the color combination.

Solbjørg

cats whiskers said...

Hi Hun meant to say thanks for the nudge in the right direction, I would of been an hour late if you hadn't corrected me, big craft hiugs
Jacqui x

Sandie said...

Wow!!! Amazing work, great detailing. Love the new stamps :)

dawnmarieg said...

Oh these are gorgeous Fran, such cute stamps. Fab step card too. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Annelies said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the colouring tips! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Magica said...

Oh My Good, what a beutiful card you have made!!! Where can I get those stamps???

Hugs from Norway

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