Thursday, January 26, 2012

Australia Day Blog Hop With Make It Crafty


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!!

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)!

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 Barbara's Blog otherwise if you want to hop from the start head on over to say G'Day to AJ.

For my Aussie creation I've merged 3 of the images and then used a 4th for the corner - the thing I LOVE about merging Make it Crafty images is that they layer so easily. I've added some dimension to the corner by layering one of the leaves and 3 of the gumnuts. The Kookaburra is renowned for it's laughing call so I tried to bring that into my sentiment.

I'm sooo excited about these images - there is NOTHING like them in the digital stamping world - I spent hours looking for something similar recently. And being an Aussie I'm sure I'll be using them heaps to bring a little bit of my world into my crafting.

Now here's my other lil Aussie creation - my son Toby all geared up for our barbie. Australia is very multi-cultural and our family is too - LOL. Toby is the only one of the 4 of us born here - although I've been here since I was 7. I was born in England, hubby was born in Brazil and our daughter in The USA.
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 Jane 


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

Copics used - B02, B00, B000, B0000, BG99, BG96, G85, G82, YG95, Y19, YR16, E49, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, E29, E27, E25, E23, E21, E13, E11, E08

69 comments:

Carla said...

You have lots of wonderful animals down under. I like the Kookaburra and the whole look of your card very much.
Have a nice day

alethea said...

This is absolutely perfect Debbie!! Your cards are always amazing but this really captures the aussie spirit!! makes me proud to be an Aussie!!! Hope you had a wonderful Australia day!! Hugsxx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow! This image is just so true! Bare nothing in the middle of nowhere but a kookaburra and your coloring of the Nulla is spot on! Love it!

shell said...

Oh Wow Debbie this is stunning hun.
Shell xx

Aj* said...

Love this Debbie ! & I love that sentiment lol


AJ.

Boxofcolours said...

Your card reminds me of the song we used to sing (or in my case, attempt to sing) at Girl Guides: ....Kookaburra sits in the old Gum tree, merry, merry king of the bush is he......
Great job Debbie
Hugs
Jane

Carly said...

oh Deb ... as usual ... SENSATIONAL! Love the colours! very Australian bush!

That sentiment is awesome! What an absolutely bonza card mate!

xoxoxo Carly
PS ... your son looks hilarious :)

angelwhispers said...

Happy Australia Day to you and your family Debbie I hope you had a great Barbie! Love the card the images look so perfect with the papers you have chosen and just love the corner image just fab! Chanelle xx

Kylie said...

OMG - Gorgeous work - as always! I love the gum nuts! Fantastic!
How cute does Toby look :) Those sunnies are fabulous!
Happy Aussie Day Gorgeous!
Hugs K xx

Doreen said...

Love your fabulous Card,beautiful image.xxx

Larisa said...

This has to be the cutest! Your sweet image just pops off the page! Love the fancy cuttest and awesome design.

Suzi said...

Fabulous card Debbie, love that image and sentiment. Have a wonderful Celebration.
Hugs
Suzi x

riliska said...

Fab team up with the paper and gorgeous colours.

Zoe said...

Debbie!! When this Kookaburra turned up in my mailbox I thought WOW she has coloured it spot on and now that I see it all come together - WOW it's just perfect! You have totally rocked the Aussie Theme and I just had to crack up with Toby's pic!! I hope you had a fab Barbie hun! Happy Australia Day treasure!! xxoo

cgl1539 said...

I cant believe how well you merged these images, and that kookaburra is too cool

Susie Little said...

Happy Australia Day to You! the new images are fabulous & I love your Kookaburra!xx

May said...

Lovin these new images, Fantastic card, Happy Australia day x x

Miss Lea said...

A singing kookaburra, a sound so uniquely Australian. Such a beautifully coloured image I can hear him singing now.

Thistleblue said...

Good morning and Happy Australia Day! fab new digi images and great picture Debbie.
hugs
Michelle

BlackBird said...

Wonderful your card! Great job!

Christina said...

That is a really beautiful card Debbie!!
Hugs Kristel

Dena said...

Debbie! Happy Australian Day! How fun!!!
Such a fabulous card with these images!!! I love your sense of humour with the sentiment, so perfectly Debbie!!!!
Hugs, Dena

cass said...

Wonderful card, I really like the added gumnuts, felt I could reach otu and touch them. Happy Australia Day

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Happy Australia Day
A gorgeous and beautiful card Debbie love the images and colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

The Art Town said...

Happy Australia Day!

Trudie said...

Great card Debbie.... Love the way these images are so unique. Gonna have great fun with these xx

Jen aka Scrapalajen said...

Wonderful card Debbie. What a nice way to know more about Australia...The Kookaburra (I never knew existed) and the gumnuts. Love your Aussie creation and where your family was born.

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

AUSSIE AUSSIE!!!!!! OI OI OI!!!!!

Debbie I fixed the link hun lol! Thanks for the note btw lol!

Anywhoo I learned a few things from your post.Thanks for adding a bit of the reason of the celbration and a little background of yourself :)

So the hubs is from BRAZIL WHAT!!!! Your from England WHAT!!!! LOL! How cool is that lol! Is the hubs fluent in the mother language? OH AND THE SON LOOKS UTTERLY AWSOME LOL!!!

Have fun in your barbie and send me some traditional food would ya :)

This is fun right!!!
Happy Australia Day
xoRuby

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

Debbie I'M SO SORRY LMBO!!!! I was already at Jane's blog and thought ,did I menchant ANYTHING on her creation.....NO!!! D'UH!!!!! LOL!!!!

It's early in the morning here Debbie forgive me lol!

I was in awee when I saw your bird!!You have coloured it so GORGEOUS!!!! SERIOUSLY IT LOOK SO ALIVE!

YOUR GUMNUT LEAVES ARE WAY TO COOL!I love the scene and I've noticed there is alot of orange ground in the Aussie DT creations??? Mine is green because I thought that the grass was greener in Australia,lol!!!

That was a joke a while back in the group.I hope you remember otherwise forgive me once again I'm a doofe lmbo!

xo Ruby

Sharman said...

Great job on everything on this card.....

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! Gorgeous colours! LOve the images too.Happy Aussie Day! Sounds
like you will be have one great time......Enjoy!!
Chrissyxx

Renkata said...

Fantastic scene Debbie. Very cool card.

THERESA said...

Absolutely super, love your coloring, also love to hear how proud each of you sounds about Australia, brought a smile here.......:))
lotsa luv there

nessy said...

happy australia day to you and your family debbie ~love the picture of your son!! ~seems your primeminster had a scary time (just seen on my tv)!
love your card ~stunning and beautifully made ,as always!!
hope you had a g`day!!
vanessa xx

Lorraine said...

Love your merging of the different images in your design! also love the coloring!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love the images. Your son looks like he's ready for some fun. TFS.

Starla B. said...

Fabulous scene!! Great coloring. Happy Aussie Day!

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
i just love the sentiment hunni
the bird is amazing sweetie
hugs angelique

Jan Garber said...

Clever the way you worked all those images into your card and it looks great! Enjoy your day there! And wonderfukl that your son has such an outgoing personality! He's a keeper!

Kath said...

cool card... have a Happy Oz day

Sandy G said...

What fabulous images a kookaburra, gum nuts and barbwire fence, very Australian.

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Debbie! Love the scene you created and your amazing coloring! Happy Australia Day!

Sandra said...

Hi Debbie! Your card is beautiful! Love the scene you have created and that image as a corner was the dot over i! hugs Sandra

Allaranje said...

The colors are so true. I really enjoyed your work. - Diana

Lorraine said...

wow this is fab hun i am loving the scenes they look great fun to use xx

Jillee said...

I love him Debbie. He looks like he is about to burst into the famous Kookaburra laughter at any moment!

Shannah said...

Your colouring is fabulous! 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! Hugs, Shannah xox

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Awe! Love your card! Happy Australia Day :O) Hugs! Leah Ann

Sandy said...

Happy Ausie Day! Love your card! It is awesome!

Sandy S
sandysom@shaw.ca

Melanie said...

Debbie, you've created a classic Aussie scene with the Kookaburra on the bush fence! Then you coloured it beautifully to produce a perfect Australian card. You make me proud to be an Aussie too. <3

Splashbunny said...

Absolutely georgeous Debbie!
I really like your colouring,specially the ground, just amazing.
Happy Australia day!!
hugs Zahreen
xxx

stitchinpixie said...

I love this stamp!! One of the first songs I learned as a lil girl was about the Kookaburra sitting in the ole gum tree laughing and counting all the gum drops! Love your digis!!

Shari said...

your card is wonderful! Love the colours you used and your Kookaburra is awesome!

Nina said...

Love how you colored the ground area. Cant believe your family was born allover! You surely have some amazing traveling stories!?

elfie said...

utterly stunning fab card xxx

Nikki said...

Stunning Card and you've merged all those images fantastic Happy Aussie Day Hugs Nikki

Nasir said...

Coloring of this card especially the ground is looking very artistic.



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...just Barbara said...

I love this layout and your coloring is gorgeous! The gumnut corner was so inspiring that I printed it out and started coloring it myself. :D However, it's only until I stared coloring the branch did I realize "Yikes, I'm going to have to cut this thing out!!" Ah... but your results are stunning and it will be well worth it. ;D *Hugs

...just Barbara said...

Ok, I'm back! I had to color the Kookaburra the same way too! Hmmm... now I just have to figure out how to add him to my project. :D

mandy said...

Lovely card any Aussie would be proud to receive u reali captured the spirit of Australia hugs Mandy xxx

PrincessPammie said...

I love the gumnuts and the barbed wire fencd reminds me of the farm in QLD... Hope ya had a great Aussie day... Love your card and the HA HA HA Happy Birthday how cool is that.

Dawn Frost said...

I've heard about the Kookaburra but never seen one, he is too cute! Love how you merged the scenes that's my favourite thing about the images too! Happy Australian Day to you!

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Debbie! Your colours are fantastic and I love the sentiment! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs Delphine xx

Bizzi Hands said...

Awesome job with the Kookaburra.. and i am just loving these new images.
Thanks for sharing
Sally

happyglitzygirl said...

Love this, beautifully coloured, just fed our neighbourhood Kookaburra some meat to chuff him off before he steals another sausage of the Barbie like last time, cheeky thing. That way he was busy with his chewy bit of meat and by the time he was finished so were we. Great blog, blessings Hilde

Manderly said...

Australia is just one of those places that has a bit of mystery to it. And the images are wonderful! Love them of all I've seen. Your cards are fantastic.

Rita said...

Beautiful card! Happy Ausie Day!

Raewyn said...

The wonderfully noisy kookaburra, love your colouring

Bettina L. said...

Wow this is a fab scene you've created for the Australia day blog hop. Loving the bird on the fence with those nuts in the corner;) Thanks for the hop. Bettina xx