Friday, February 20, 2009

Kermit rides again

My second favourite frog gets another name check.
My favourite frog is, obviously, his nephew Robin, who can still move me to tears when he sings this aw....
I used to have a Kermit mask on my wall in Uni - like one of those stuffed moose heads. It came from my boyf at the time and reminded us of watching some animal programme with Richard Attenborough when he said
"the jungle at night is a dangerous place....
for a frog"
It made me laugh then. It makes me laugh now. It makes my family laugh because, although the boyfriend was left behind long, long ago - that sentence is the most lingering part of our relationship.

So when Rein set the challenge this week on Daring Cardmakers of
Fish or Frog
I want to see a fish or a frog on your cards.
Apart from that, it's all up to you what you make!
there was really only one thing I could do...

Well actually I was going to do a fish card but my lovely Sue H had already used the only image I had (maybe because she owns the stamp I had borrowed!) and done it so well I didn't want to be compared. Then I remembered that I had been sent a frog image in the Funky Hand design team stamp swap
Ooooh by the way don't forget that Anice is back on tv tomorrow for Ideal Worlds Craft Weekend The show is on live at 6pm - 7pm and features Funky Daze and Now That's Funky.

so I used that. And here we are

its a reused Christmas card (ie I made too many of the same design) covered in Fancy Pants Daily Grind 8x8 papers. One was cut with a Nestie and put through a Cuttlebug folder. the button and felt ricrac are from here. I saw the ricrac on someone else's blog (sorry enabler but I can't remember who) and fell in love. If you check it out also look out for the scalloped ribbon. I think I shall cry when I use it. And burberry check buttons too. Amazing! Sarah at Paper and String also gives prompt service and wraps wonderfully. I love it when that happens!
Once more I failed to note where the stamp is from and I must credit Carys who had coloured the image in for me. (I hope she dones't remember and want to use it on a card herself...) I added the stickles sparkles.

Carys is looking different todayHer train tracks are in and she now has a full metal mouth.

I have taken some shots of the finished album for you to see.
if only the back was a shade bigger then the right hand side would fit better.

And if I was doing such an album again I might try and get the pages to tell the same story from front to back rather than left then right. But that might need less pages in order to stop me from going mad...


Kathy said...

WOW that book looks amazing.

Love your card, Froggy looks fabby glub glub.
I'm off to look at that shopping link, I feel the need for new stash.

Carys is having a big week, isn't she?

Unknown said...

WOW what a fantastic book Lythan. I also cry every time I hear that song but it's a happy childhood kinda cry!! I love this froggy card - really fun and well done on using some of your surplus cards up! Lol Lynn ♥

Jozza said...

Love your froggy card. I almost used that image until I saw you had used it. Your album is amazing! So much work has gone into it that it's actually making me feel tired! lol

Helen said...

Love your frog card! That's a great image!
Helen x

Tip Top said...

Wonderful album - you must be very pleased! And nice colouring too - does she fancy doing any of mine?!!