Saturday 3 September 2022

Bron’s 60th Birthday Blog Hop Tropical Holiday

Welcome to the 6th and final of Bron's 60th Birthday Blog Hops - Celebrating the fabulous Bronwyn Eastley and it is especially lovely timing as today actually IS her Birthday!! 

You may have arrived here from the lovely Catherine Proctor's blog or you may be starting here.
 I hope you enjoy your time hopping around all the blogs and Insta posts - there will be a full list on Bronwyn's blog if you happen to get lost along the way. 

My first thought of a "tropical holiday" was to use something to do with palm trees and blue water as per the photo above. But I was talking to a friend as one does....and she shared that her first drink on holiday was always a Tequila I started thinking about creating a sunrise. And then the memory of a TV ad campaign some years ago featuring "Rhonda and Ketut" and the idea for this card came to life. I do hope you remember the ads?? Ketut would always say to Rhonda "You look so HOT a Sunrise" if that helps. 😁

So I created an Eclipse card and using sentiments in the Nothing Better Than stamp set for the "Like a" along with the coloured Cocktail images. The "Sunrise" is die cut using the Playful Alphabet dies.

A liberal layer of Wink of Stella covers the "Sunrise" and the Cocktails and a sprinkling of sequins complete this fun card.

Card stock: Basic White, Thick and Standard, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper
Inks: Parakeet Party, Daffodil Delight, Sweet Sorbet,Melon Mambo, Starry Sky
Blends: Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green
Stamps: Nothing Better Than
Accessories: Die Cutting Machine, Love You More Thank Dies, Playful Alphabet Dies, Metallic Sequins Assortment

Thanks for stopping by today and now you're off to see Vy Tran and her wonderful creations.  Enjoy!

'Til next time,



  1. Totally fun card , love the bright colours and cocktail theme - and what a perfect way to start a holiday.

  2. LOLOLOLOLOL!!! I remember those ads so well, and I had a chuckle over your fabulous card and the memories. Your card is awesome - the colouring is fantastic, and what a great idea.

  3. Such a fun card. I have a wonderful image of Rhonda & Ketut enjoying a drink!

  4. Great colours! And cheers to a Happy Birthday!

  5. Love your tequila sunrise eclipse card, Jan. Such a clever way to use these dies and your blending is sperb. Now I'm off to make a cocktail!

  6. Cocktails - great choice! Love the sunrise background for them. I only drink cocktails on tropical holidays.... the sunshine and the drinks seem made for each other somehow!

  7. so much fun!!! And clever - and your sponging is glorious

  8. Such fun and so 'tropical'. Love it. Thanks for joining in with my birthday blog hop!