Tuesday, January 26, 2016


G'day everyone and to all my Aussie readers ... Happy Australia Day!!!!!!

My card today is for a challenge I do with a couple of friends of mine. Each month we get together and go to our favorite stamp/scrapbook store and come home with one or two new goodies. So we decided to also challenge ourselves each month using a product we all have.

Being that last month was Christmas and we all gave stamps/dies etc to each other as Christmas gifts and some of us would also receive some from others, plus we all had to have something new in our stashes we hadn't use. We decided to have the theme for this month's challenge as NEW! It didn't matter what we used as long as there was something new on the card.

I guess I could select almost any card I have made even before Christmas as I have been busy playing with the new dies/stamps etc released earlier this month in the Karen Burniston, Joset Designs and Els van de Burgt Studio ranges for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have also been playing with a few new stamps sets I purchased before Christmas.

Being that today is Australia Day, I decided to use some of the new Australiana dies which were release from Ultimate Crafts late last year. I know we all got some of those :) On the front of my card I used the Barbed Wire Fence and Gumtree. 

For the base of my card I used the Katie Label Pivot Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Here is a closer look at the left hand side of the inside of my card. I added the Water Tank and a bird. Along the bottom I added the Barbed Wire Fence and added G'day to the label above the fence.

And now a closer look at the right hand side of my card. I added the Windmill, the fence, and a sentiment from one of the Australiana stamp sets.

And finally the back of my card.

Stamps: Red Centre - Ultimate Crafts
Paper: White; Black; Outback Ayres Rock; Australia - Nature Map DP - Ultimate Crafts
Dies: Katie Label Pivot Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Barbed Wire Fence; Australia Map; Gumtree & Outback Fence; Windmill & Water Tank - Ultimate Crafts
Other: Black Ink; ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet; ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm; Foam Tape


Karen Aicken said...

Oh Frances - this is such a perfect card. Happy Australia day!!!

Gmalew said...

Happy Australia day! A treat to see symbols of your wonderful country. Love the sentiments.