Thursday, January 26, 2012

Australia Day Blog Hop

It's Australia Day in the Land Downunder and what better way to celebrate than bring you some NEW Australian themed Digi Stamps and offer you some inspiration with a quick blog hop!!

To celebrate, Zoe's been teaching us the language and local customs.  You'll see the language isn't very difficult to pick up : )  Here's a little history for you from Zoe: "What is Australia Day? Well in short, it's the day that the first fleet of convicts arrived in Sydney Australia (yup we are a bunch of convicts!! haha) but today we celebrate what's great about Australia with our family and friends and it usually involves a few snags on the barbie (BBQ)!"

I never need an excuse to party, so let's celebrate amongst friends from around the world and share some crafting inspiration with an Aussie Outback theme!

If you're already on the hop then you should have arrived from Jenn otherwise if you want to hop from the start head on over to say G'Day to AJ.

I got to play with these super-cute possums (they don't look like the ones we have here in the southern US).  I love the mama and baby together and they just screamed Valentine card for my mom.  Well, they didn't actually scream :-)  I colored them with Copics on Make It Colour paper.  I had a really good time practicing the fur (check out who colored the sample on the MIC site - it still astounds me that I get to color with these amazing ladies!)



Now I guess you're looking for the next mate to hop on over to??

Well before you do... Make sure you comment below for your chance to win an Australian Souvenir. Each of us will be selecting someone from our comments to receive a little Aussie Souvenir from Zoe!

PLUS Zoe is offering 20% OFF store wide at Makeitcrafty.com until the 28th January! Hurry on over (when you get through the hop of course!) to grab some bargains!!

OK OK... It's time to head on over to see my mate, Maria.

Thanks for celebrating with us!!  Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!!!

I'd like to enter this card in the Top Tip Tuesday #68 - sketch.
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65 comments:

alethea said...

Such a cute card!! I'm sure your mum will love it!! Hugsxx

alethea said...

Such a cute card!! I'm sure your mum will love it!! Hugsxx

Carla said...

Ooohh....I like the colour combinations on this card toooo.
Have a nice day too.

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous jobon your card - but those darn possums are a PEST here - no matter HOW cute they are - LOL.
xXx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh how adorable is this little guy! Your card is beautiful! Happy Australia Day!

shell said...

How cute is this. it's gorjuss
Shell xx

Aj* said...

Aww you made a pest look sooo good !


Aj.

Boxofcolours said...

Possums are super cute as long as they don't invite themselves into your house!
Great job Jen
Hugs
Jane

Carly said...

What a cutie! .... I love the little baby on the back.

xoxoxo Carly

angelwhispers said...

Jen this is adorable and such lovely colouring! Chanelle xxxx

Larisa said...

Stunning card, fab image and great coloring. Great details!!

Suzi said...

Awe! how cute are these little possums. Fabulous card. Have a wonderful Celebration.
Hugs
Suzi x

riliska said...

Amazing project!....lovely coloring and great details!....

Zoe said...

Oi!! Debbie!! They aren't pests up here!!! It's just those of you in Melbourne who like to complain. haha

Jen, you did a fabulous job sweetie. Love the card and embellishments too!! xoo

Susie Little said...

Happy Australia Day to You! The new images are fabulous, The Possum is so cute!xx

cgl1539 said...

Never thought possums would be cute, but these are so sweet.

May said...

Soooooo sweet love this card the image of the possum is lovely,lovin these new images, x x

Thistleblue said...

Good morning and Happy Australia Day! Oh my goodness how cute are the possums and your colouring is fabulous!
thanks for sharing, off to hop some more.
hugs
Michelle

Miss Lea said...

Super, super cute. The card is just gorgous and does the image justice. Just love it.

BlackBird said...

Ohhhhhhh what a sweet one!

cass said...

Cute card with the little possums. Happy Australia Day

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card love the cute image and love the hop,Happy Australia Day
Hugs Dianne xx :)

The Art Town said...

nice card! happy Australia Day!

Trudie said...

So cute!!! Possums can't be that bad surly!
Trudie xx

Jen aka Scrapalajen said...

Great job on your possum! Getiing to know Aus better...

Sharman said...

Awh...This is so cute. Nice job.

chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous! Great colours! LOve it.
Happy Aussie Day! Now I too just love a party!! Sounds like you will have fun!
Chrissyxx

Renkata said...

Adorable card.

Donna said...

What an amazing job you did on coloring the fur of those adorable possums, lovely card...

THERESA said...

Awwwwww, so, so cute, love the coloring and sure your mom will love this!! You are playing with amazing talent, but then, you fit right in...........:))
lotsa luv

Lorraine said...

Awww, that possum is so adorable! Love your card!

Rhonda Miller said...

Jen, this is so cute. I love that image and your sentiment. TFS.

Starla B. said...

This is just adorable! I love possums...at least cute pictures of them. =D Happy Aussie Day!

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
ohhhhhhhhhhh how cute is this hunni
it's so pretty sweetie
hugs angelique

Inagh said...

What a Super Card your Mum will Love it Love it Love it

Jan Garber said...

How adorable! I'll bet those little guys don't SMELL as bad as our stateside possums, either! LOL! Fantastic card!

Kath said...

so cute.. I agree.. our possums are ugly and very rat looking...

Sandy G said...

A really cute card of mum & bub.

Carla S. said...

Terrific card, Jen! I love the papers and layout and fun images! Great coloring!

Sandra said...

Hi Jen, this is so cute! The image is beautiful colored! hugs Sandra

Lorraine said...

aww this is so cute i love your colouring hun xx

Allaranje said...

cute card and the possums here in California don't look like that either. Most of the ones I've seen were rather flat, yours look amazingly lifelike. - Diana

Jillee said...

So much cuter on your card than in our roof!!! ;)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These is super cute, great design and love the bling!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Awe!!! So cute! Happy Australia Day, Hugs! Leah Ann

Shannah said...

Happy Australia Day! We had an awesome day with friends and family... gorgeous weather here in the Adelaide Hills... a barbie followed by Pavlova and lamingtons... Perfect!! I'm loving these great Aussie images and your beautiful creations! Hugs, Shannah xox

Sandy said...

oh sweet! this is adorable!

Sandy S

sandysom@shaw.ca

Splashbunny said...

So cute!
Great colouring on the fur, it looks so life like!
The design papers are so sweet!
hugs Zahreen
xxx

stitchinpixie said...

Anytime there is Mommy and Baby together, it becomes precious! The card is wonderful. You did a fantastic job showing the change between mom and baby!

Nina said...

Wow, love how you did the fur! Such a sweet card!

Sharon in Arizona said...

How adorable is this? Love the style of your card and ohhhhh is that pair of opposums cuties!!! Have a great day, Hugs, Sharon :o)

Shari said...

Such a CUTE card, your mom will love it!

elfie said...

stunning card :) xxx

Nikki said...

Awe Adorable Card Your mom is gonna love it :) Happy Aussie Day
hugs Nikki

...just Barbara said...

This is so adorable and I love how you colored those cute little opossums! Especially how you have the little pup a different color - great idea! Love the stamp sentiment too! *Hugs

mandy said...

lovey card hun papers are fab hugs Mandy xx

PrincessPammie said...

I just love those possums they remind me of the ones that used to live in our dairy - noisy things but adorable all the same... You have done a brrilliant job!!!!

Dawn Frost said...

You're right Jen the possums don't look like what we're used to here in North America. They're very cute though and make a great card! I hope you had a great Australia Day!

Delphine said...

Too cute, Jen! Beautiful colouring and I love your papers! Have a great weekend! Hugs Delphine xx

Bizzi Hands said...

What a cute lil Possum.. not so cute when they run through your ceiling at night..lol...
Thanks for sharing with us all.
Sally

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, gorgeous details. Our local possum allways polishes of the rest of the cat food, when there are leftovers. Cheeky thing. Great blog, blessings Hilde

Manderly said...

Is it possum or opossum? What is the difference? Cute, cute card anyway! LOL! I love Make it Crafty!

Manderly said...

Is it possum or opossum? What is the difference? Cute, cute card anyway! LOL! I love Make it Crafty!

Rita said...

This card is so darn cute!

Bettina L. said...

Just gotta tell ya I love that possum. Awsome choice of colours and a fab layout;) Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. And I am here for the hop too: so thanks for the hop as well;) Bettina xx