Kind Koala Blendabilities Card

by Joanne James18. August 2014 20:49

Well, it's Monday and the start of a new week! I managed to survive the shoe shop outing yesterday (took 3 hours and 20 minutes just in the shoe shop!!) On the bright side, new school shoes and trainers, times two, and football boots, have been purchased - yay! This afternoon's 3D Home Décor class was a lot of fun - got to catch up with a couple of ladies I haven't seen in a while, so that was an added bonus. I'm later than I would have liked posting today's card: I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches last week although am too late to link up. I am however linking today's card up with Less is More where the challenge this week is to include an animal on your card. When I saw this I knew immediately which one I was going to feature - I've been itching to get out my new Smoky Slate Blendabilities and colour the cute koala bear on the Kind Koala stamp since they arrived - so here is my card:

I used a Night of Navy card base with a So Saffron mat and a couple of offset strips of Flowerpot DSP, followed by the stamp (minus the stamped flowerhead) on a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I matted on Night of Navy. This little koala is so cute and I love the grey Blendies! Instead of stamping the flower, I replaced it with one punched from the Petite Petals punch, with a tiny circle and candy dot centre in colours that co-ordinate with the one of the flowers on the DSP. I also shaded the lettering on 'You' with my Tangerine Tango marker pen.

I really love this card - I think I will send it to my Aussie friend who is moving back to Australia to live once she's arrived to let her know I'm still thinking of her.

That's me done for today; back tomorrow with another project, so until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (11) -

SarahUnited Kingdom
8/18/2014 11:32:22 PM #

A super cute image and perfectly coloured.
Love the layout too.
Thanks for sharing
Less is more


Joanne James
Joanne James
8/19/2014 8:43:29 PM #

Thanks Sarah - glad you like my cute koala!


Lisa United States
8/19/2014 3:59:10 AM #

Hi Joanne, I ventured over here from LeAnne's blog after seeing that she had tagged you! Your card toady is darling, the koala is a cute little fella!


Joanne James
Joanne James
8/19/2014 8:45:24 PM #

Hi Lisa - thanks for popping by, so nice of you to visit! Glad you like today's card. You are on my 'to visit' list too, courtesy of our mutual friend, the dear LeAnne. Will leave you a little comment or two when I get there!


SidUnited Kingdom
8/19/2014 7:15:58 AM #

Hi Joanne, love your cute Koala card.  Especially love your background papers !


Joanne James
Joanne James
8/19/2014 8:46:50 PM #

Thanks Sid! I like these papers too, especially in small doses. I chose them because there is flower exactly the same as the one I made for the koala, although having cut the paper and then layered up I covered it with the koala image, so you can't see it!


Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
8/19/2014 3:46:24 PM #

Very pretty - I'm sure your friend will really love it!


Joanne James
Joanne James
8/19/2014 8:47:44 PM #

Thanks Kathy - I hope so. It will be a couple of months before I send it yet as she is travelling to Australia the long way, via USA.


ChrissieUnited Kingdom
8/19/2014 10:32:33 PM #

What a cutie of an image... beautifully coloured too Joanne!
Perfect for your friend!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"


Joanne James
Joanne James
8/19/2014 11:04:27 PM #

Thanks Chrissie - I've been dying to colour this cute little chap so this week's challenge presented the perfect opportunity!


AnneUnited Kingdom
8/23/2014 8:50:52 AM #

What a cutie Joanne!
Thank you for joining this week's Less is More Challenge, animals.
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