Friday, 12 September 2008

Hippo Birdie Two Ewe

This is my very first card as a High Hopes Diva! I have been planning this card for months since two of my workmates remembered a card they had both once received in the 80's or 90's. I have never seen it but the concept was great! It was a normal newsagency card that had pictures and sung the words to Happy Birthday in animals. I would have loved to see it! Instead, I decided to start collecting the stamps I would need for such a card.... and finally, here it is!

*Update* Here is the link to the card from 1975... it great!! They have also made a newer version in 2002 - check it out! Thanks heaps Aunt Mis for sending the link!

I am so happy with my card but I want to know what YOU think?! I need more comments around here... I know there are people floating around.... I might just need to offer some blog candy to make you speak up. Leave a comment... come ooooon... I dare you! LOL

18 comments:

Crissy Armstrong said...

You're right, Amy, I am the lonely commenter as of late. I need some comment buddies!!
This one just made me smile so big! I love your combination of stamp characters and the saying you made to go with them. You are so creative, it takes me by surprise every time! Lovely coloring as always! Gorgeous papers. I just love this!

fishlips said...

This is just simply darling, I just love everything but the parrot is wonderful. Your blog is outstanding and all your cards are just amazing!!!

agreenegg said...

Very cute! This gave me a chuckle when I saw it. I love your coloring and the way you put these guys together on your card. Just too too cute!

Blessings,
Cyndi

Kelly Schelske said...

AMY!!! I LOVE your work!! I just found your blog yesterday, but have added it to my google reader already and am now catching up!! Fabulous work, it cracks me up, wonderful coloring and the characters are adoralble!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh right, CONGRATS on becoming a HH Diva!!

Alison said...

Blog candy, or no blog candy, that is one cuuuuute card. I remember getting an e-card with animals singing happy birthday (or their version).... brings back great memories. Love your work.

Aunt Mis said...

Love it! Here's a link to the card as I originally saw it years ago...
http://www.sandraboynton.com/sboynton/hippobirdiecards.html
(I've always remembered it and even text it to my nieces on their birthdays.) Beautiful work!

kerri said...

I agree this one is super cute

Heidi Fleetwood Designs said...

Amy! It's fantastic! How creative..Hippo, Birdie and 2 Ewes...hahahahaha, what a wonderful, fun card! Your coloring is awesome!
The papers are perfect. You're one very creative stamper, that's for sure. Congrats on being a High Hopes Diva!

Heidi

Elena said...

Amy, you are amazing and talented! Your cards are great! This one is so darling!!! You know how much color to put and I always adore your art!!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

I have nominated you for a blog award! YOu can go pick it up on my blog, right hand side of the page!

Tonya said...

This is super cute!

Congratulations on becoming a High Hopes Diva!!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

I can see why you are happy Amy it's fabulous! I love how you have put these characters together and the great sentiment! Your colouring is also beautiful, Have a great weekend and gonna stick you in my google reader so I can pop back again, Hugs, Nikki x

Tammi said...

Oh how fun and clever!! I love your light coloring.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your nice comments...I'm so glad to have found yours, it's amazing!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

aaack! How cute is that?!
I've enjoyed looking at your blog...even though I only had a few minutes. Your coloring is awesome! Love your cards!

Mom said...

Oh, my gosh, what a sweet, funny card. I just put in 15 hours at a job I don't truly love and i needed a chuckle. Thanks for giving me that.

Alisa said...

I know exactly the card you are talking about, infact I think I may have even bought it!!

Angela said...

I received this card as well years ago, and I always think about it whenever I hear it's somebody's birthday 'hippo birdie 2 ewe.' I have a weird sense of humor! Your card are beautiful and should be in stores.