Sunday, 31 January 2016

Clean and Aussie

Hello all! I'm so ready for spring, aren't you? All this mucky, grey weather, horizontal rain and rubbish light levels. Pfft. I'm trying to encourage it to get things moving by going from Christmas to spring in one post. Hehee.

Less Is More's challenge this week is "down under". I got this darling stamp when we were living in Perth, WA, and that year many people back home got it on their Christmas cards from Australia. Since then it hasn't seen the light of day - it's so distinctive that you can't really use it two years running, and the year after we came back to the UK. I've made a few of these all the same and this Christmas I'll be sending them to some of my Aussie friends to give it a new lease of life.

ETA: While I was leaving comments on other people's cards, I came across another challenge site that I haven't seen before: Crazy 4 Challenges also has "down under" (C4C321) as this month's subject, so I'm entering it there too, thanks to Laurie.

CASology's current challenge is "adore", Cute Card Thursday's is "ladies only" and Simon Says Stamp's is "anything goes". To that end I created this:

I need to explain it a little, because I spent 10 minutes faffing around with my camera and I could NOT get the gold to show. It's a gold outline sticker matted on gold mirror board. Honest. I coloured it with Copics. I hope there's enough white space for it to be classed as CAS.

Have a good week, and roll on spring.


Caryn said...

What a unique card - that koala image is adorable!!
Thanks so much for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn xxx

Jacquie Southas said...

Your CASology card is sweet (and metallics are so hard to photograph) - thanks so much for playing along with the challenge this week!

Anne said...

Adorable stamp, perfect for our challenge and a super CAS make too!
Thank you for joining us
"Less is More"

Amanda said...

I love the koala Rosey, so cute and beautifully coloured.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I can see the metallic board, but glad you explained it! It is truly lovely and reminds me of a stained glass window. Your Aussie card is fantastic too! What a fab stamp. I live in Perth and haven't come across it before! Your colouring has done it justice! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Diane said...

Two fabulous card design.

Hugs Diane

Chrissie said...

What a perfect stamp for our Down Under challenge and a perfect CAS card you made with it too!
Thanks so much
Less is More

Helen said...

Great card -such a cute image!

Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday.

Helen x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

So clever and an awesome idea for our Down Under challenge.
thanks so much for playing along this week!
Sarah xx
Less is More

Neets B said...

Loving the koala bauble image, perfect for your friends in Oz and for our challenge. Love all the white space too.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More