Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy Australia Day

Happy Weekend Everyone & Happy Australia Day to my fellow Aussies.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. For some of us it is a long weekend,  Australia Day falls on Tuesday 26th January, that day being a public holiday, most are taking an extra day on Monday and making a 4 day weekend. Lots of BBQ's and picnics outdoors with our wonderful summer weather.

I wanted to make a card to celebrate our special day. We are so blessed with such a beautiful country and we have so much to be thankful for.

A few years ago, I had some Australian flags on toothpicks for Australia Day celebrations, but do you think I could find them. Oh well, I made this one, I downloaded a small flag and added some wire. When making a Christmas card with this sweet Tilda I pictured her holding this flag, I think she is perfect to fly our flag. I added the star to her blouse to dress her up a little and added some stickles. I coloured her with Copics, added my usual silk bow, gorgeous flowers, and punched out a few stars for some added glamour.  Celebrate with Style Sentiment - Hero Arts, other sentiments - Hero Arts alphabet stamps, Cuttlebug stars embossing folder. Papers from stash - unknown.

I have entered this is the following Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Punch It ( 2nd entry)
Stampin' For The Weekend - Sketch ItCreative Card Crew - Challenge 43 Punch It 
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 87 - Lots of Layering
Cutie Stampers - Magnolia

Check out this fabulous Personalised stamp given to the Magnolia Down Under Store DT's for Christmas Presents from our fabulous Boss Lady Kellie, I had admired them on  some of the Magnolia DT's cards  but was not game to ask where they came from. Kellie now stocks them in her wonderful store, Magnolia Down Under, not just this one, but many different designs.

Wherever you are, near or far, wishing you a magical weekend.


Kelly Schelske said...

Beautiful Jodie! love the embossed pieces, the gorgeous flowers, sparkly starts, everything!

Debbie Pamment said...

WHat a FABULOUS card to celebrate out wonderful country!!! As always your attention to details is amazing!!! you really ROCK these easel cards!

Kellie said...

This is absolutely amazing Jodie! What a way to celebrate Australia Day, I love how you made use of your tooth picks, hehe looks like it was always meant to be there with that Tilda. Colouring as always is perfect and LOVE your easel cards, you are the easel card QUEEN I swear they are always BLOW me away amazing!
Hugs Kel xx

Sharon Caudle said...

OOOO...another beauty!! Fabulous card, Jodie! Love the colors, the layout, your coloring, and those gorgeous flower! Tried to get some, but they're out of stock and now I know why! LOL! Beautiful work as always! hugs!

stephanne said...

Awww Jodie, Happy Australia Day Weekend!!! This is a lovely ode to Aussies that you have put together, of course your colouring is beyond fabulous and all of your clever embellishments and yummy papers are wonderful together!!
Take Care,

heidy said...

Hi Jodie,
This card is so stunning,I love your work.
Hugs Heidy

Norma said...

Jodie, fabulous card. Love the brown card- stock background. Wonderful colour scheme. Your colouring as usual is beyond perfect. I like this old version of Tilda--so adorable. Can't remember if I've seen here before or not. Beautiful flower arrangement.


Kim Piggott said...

Oh Jodie this is so awesome!
I love your absolutely gorgeous card!
Wonderful colouring and detail!
Gorgeous design!
kim x

Leigh said...

Wow, Jodie, excellent Australia Day card. Love it. Absolutely fabulous embellishments.

Gypsy said...

Wow, great card and wonderful colours.

Hugs Reni

Only By His Grace said...

How cute is this? wow Jodie you have done it again. This is adorable.
Happy Australia Day to you.
Hugs Marion

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

What a great tribute to our National day, this is totally amazing!!!
Hugs Jenni

Esther said...

I love easelcards and you make always such a beauty's of them.Beautiful.

XX Esther

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

This is such a cool idea and such a cool card.
Kristy x

cats whiskers said...

Such a lovely card dear, fabulous colours and lovely image
Hugs Jacqui x

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Wow Jodie, this is such a lovely card hunny, fabulous image and detail, thank you for joining in with the CCC challenge this week linda x

Bernd said...

Hello jodie , many thanks to join us from Cutie Stampers .
Friendly greetings , Bernd Cutie Stampers DT - member

dolcreations said...

Wow Jodie your card is truly amazing! You are the QUEEN of the easel cards!!!!! I love how you used your wonderful flag for Tilda to hold it proudly! Wonderful idea...and your flowers are stunning! You colour as always to perfection!

Kate's Makes said...

This is absolutely stunning Jodie! Thanks for joining us at SFTW and good luck! Kate :o)

Mandy said...

Wow Jodie this is gorgeous hunny, such a cute image and beautiful colouring, it's all perfect. Enjoy your long weekend
hugs Mandy xx

Joynana said...

Jodie, I love your card. I guess Australia Day must be like our 4th of July. As usual your card rocks.

Christine Riley said...

Hi Jodie,

What an amazing card! Your coloring s superb and I love the distressing that you did. So beatiful!
Hugs, Christine

maxine said...

wow a fantastic card.

Sue said...

Happy Australia Day! What a great idea to change up her outfit and have her holding the flag. All that red, white and blue going on, I could just change the flag and have a US Independence Day card!!! Wonderful coloring and details, so nice. Enjoy your nice weather and long weekend.

kaylou said...

Hi Jodie
wow this is fantastic, i love it I love the embossed stars and your colouring is fab.
hugs Kaylou xoxo

Janiel/ janny said...

Beautiful Jodie!!!!!!!
I have left a little something on my blog for you sweetie....
hugs, Janiel

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

I love this card, Jodie! You are so very talented!!! Have a happy Aussie Day!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Angelwood said...

Oh, Happy Australia Day! What a beautiful card to celebrate your day! Just love the bright colors. I don't think I've seen this Tilda before but she's just gorgeous and looks perfect holding the Aussie flag! Awesome coloring job, of course! hugs, Angela

Anonymous said...

Hi Jodie - what a delightful, charming card... super cute Tilda w/your flag and reading about summer weather can really make a freezin' gal jealous! lol
Pam Going Postal

Vivi Casale said...

Oh Jodie, this is an adorable card!
Love Tilda holding a flag!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous and beautifully done Jodie. Lovely coloring and the theme for Australia Day is fabulous!
PS. love your personalize stamp!

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card Jodie :-) Happy Australia Day :-) I was just watching it on Sky News :-)

I love everything about your card ,,, lovely :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge :-)

Lols x x

Nancy said...

What a awesome card to celebrate Australia Day! Your coloring is beautiful as it always is! Tilda is adorable love all the sparkle! All of your details gorgeous! Love your personalized stamp as well.

Cami said...

Oh my, Jodie, this so darn cute! How clever of you! Love everything about your card: the colors, your coloring, the sparkle...just wonderful!!! Happy Australia day! Hugs, Cami

Patti Jo said...

Love craft color paper and it goes so well with your red, white and blue!!! Just love the card!!! Adorable!!!

Monique said...

I really love your card Jodie !! Such beautifull colours and the shape and all. Wow.

Hugs Monique

Tracey said...

Jodie!! This is a stunning card! Absolutely gorgeous!! xx

Patricia Garcia said...

Awesome card Jodie, love the colors and those flowers are beautiful!!


Tamara said...

Gorgeous card. Happy Australia Day!

Jean said...

Such an adorable card Jodie, so detailed one would automatically know it is from an Aussie.. Your card says you are proud to be from Australia!!!

Kathy said...

Happy Australia Day Jodie!!!! (I think I may be late though ~ if so I hope it was a good one!) Anyways this card is fabulous!! Love all your details as always as well as the colors!! She is adorable and your coloring really brings her to life!!
It has been awhile since I have blog hopped and all your creations are so beautiful!! Love stopping by when I get the chance!!
Have a great day!

Barb Hardeman said...

Awesome card, Jodie! Your tilda is just cute as can be holding her Australian Flag. You did a wonder with those beautiful flowers, and the bow is so gorgeous! The perfect finishing touch! Your work is just fabulous, love visiting your blog and seeing what you're up to! Hugs, Barb.

Gina K said...

Love the bow, flowers, and distressing! Nice card! - Gina L

Regina said...

This is so gorgeous, Jodie! I love the papers, flowers and bow you chose to compliment her!!!
Happy Australia Day!!!:)))

Peggie said...

What a great card. Love the red, white and blue, of course.

Candy said...

Oh Jodie!!
Your card is just WONDERFUL!!!! I can't get over your AWESOME colouring! All of your details are just delightful - the cute flag and the sparkle and the embossing - everything!!!! LOVE your personal stamp - so happy you received it as a gift :o)
Hugs, Candy

Susie M. said...

Hi jodie! wow...this is just fabulous! your coloring is so beautiful and the layout of the card is perfect for this! Happy Australia day!

Lauren said...

This is adorable! Happy Australia Day!


Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card, great colours and image

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous card, Jodie:O) Love the colours and beautiful design. Great take on Fiona's sketch.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

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