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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Open Minded Crafting Challenge # 13 - June 21, Patriotic Colours

 We have reached a milestone at Minded Challenge.  We have been having these great challenges now for 6 months, how time flies. Don't forget all types of crafting are welcome, new challenges every fortnight, with lots of inspiration weekly. There will be a theme each fortnight and you can use that theme in any crafting projects you do, come over and check us out, great sponsors each fortnight.

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I got to play with an image from The Stamping Chef this week, some of my fasvourite images come from this store, this one is called  "You're Koalafied".  Perfect for an Aussie.

I actually got to hold a koala too many years ago for me to mention, check out the photo below, yes that's me!  Holding a Koala is not something that we can do anymone, which is sort of sad, as it gave those of us who were lucky enough to come into close contact with our native animals are greater appreciation for their uniqueness.  They are warm to hold, but they are also heavy, this one was a large adult.

In Australia our official sporting colours are green and gold, taken from the Golden Wattle our national flower, I've chosen to use these colours as my patriotic colours for this week, check back next week and I will have something Red, White an Blue.

The image has been coloured with Copic Pens, mounted on designer paper.  I have added some small branches, using a Martha Stewart punch, coloured pearls with a copic pen to create some stylisitic wattle. Added a sentiment well known here.  Inside more of the same paper and the senttiment that came with the image.

Open Minded Crafting Challenge # 13 - June 21, Patriotic Colours

Entered into:
Crafting At the Weekend # 2- Anything Goes
Crafting Muskateers # 14 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations  June Challenge - Animal Antics
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational - Around the World - Australia
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes, Stash Anything Goes (the Designer Paper)
Simon Says Wednesday - Friends
TSC Challenge # 34 - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes


  1. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Crafting Musketeers challenge 14: stamped image, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

  2. Lovely card. I had a photo taken with a koala 46 years ago. And my daughters and I had one taken 14 years ago.

  3. ahhhh what a great picture!!! He sure looks cuddly. Love the card you have made and the fabulous coloring. The sentiment is just perfect :)

  4. OMG - it's like that digi was meant for you!! What a fantastic experience, and that card is just gorgeous. It looks like a photograph itself! Thanks so much for sharing at JIC! Melissa DT

  5. Oh wow. Love that photograph of you and a koala. Sounds like a wonderful experience. I also love this digi by TSC. You did a great job- also love those embellishments on the tree. Thank you for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges on our Around the World challenge.


    Katya Bess

  6. This is so great! I love your colours and the image is just perfect! :) Hugs, Hanne

  7. Lovely card and great colouring. The image is fabulous and I love how you have embellished in the top left hand corner. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  8. What a GREAT image! I agree with what someone else said...this image looks like it was made for you. :) Thanks for joining us this week at Clear It Out Challenge for our"Anything Goes" challenge. Hope to see you tomorrow for our next challenge . . . Oh, and GOOD LUCK!!!

    Kathy - CIO DT

  9. Fab card Cass, I love it
    Julie X

  10. Heehee, that koala bear is soooo cute and I love the one on your card, too! The girl is so sassy and your colouring is beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: You Gotta Have Friends!

  11. Beautiful Card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) x

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  13. Sweet card!!! And that pic of you with the koala is awesome!!! I'd love to visit Australia to see koalas!!! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING CHEF challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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