Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Australia Day Hop with MIC ~ Oi Oi Oi!!!


It's Australia Day in the Land Downunder and what better way to celebrate than bring you some NEW Australian themed Digi Stamps and offer you some inspiration with a quick blog hop!!
What is Australia Day? Well in short, it's the day that the first fleet of convicts arrived in Sydney Australia (yup we are a bunch of convicts!! haha) but today we celebrate what's great about Australia with our family and friends and it usually involves a few snags on the barbie (BBQ)!
So let's celebrate amongst friends from around the world and share some crafting inspiration with an Aussie Outback theme!
If you're already on the hop then you should have arrived from Jen J otherwise if you want to hop from the start head on over to say G'Day to AJ.

My card features Magnolia's Aussie Tilda combined with the new MIC digi Outback Dunny.  I had so much fun colouring these images with Copics.  I distressed the papers and sponged around with DI.  Lace, Prima flowers and pearls are from my stash.  The beautiful heart branch was a gift from my talented friend Angela.
Now I guess you're looking for the next mate to hop on over to??
Well before you do... Make sure you comment below for your chance to win an Australian Souvenir. Each of us will be selecting someone from our comments to receive a little Aussie Souvenir from Zoe!
PLUS Zoe is offering 20% OFF store wide at Makeitcrafty.com until the 28th January! Hurry on over (when you get through the hop of course!) to grab some bargains!!

OK OK... It's time to head on over to see my fabulously talented mate Ruby.
Thanks for celebrating with us!!  Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!!!

I'm entering the following challenges:
Hugs,
Maria

84 comments:

Christina C. said...

This is darling....love your magnificently colored Tilda and the wonderful scene you created for her!

alethea said...

This is fabulous!! Aussie Tilda goes perfect with these new Aussie images!! HUgsxx

Carla said...

Wow Maria, there is a lot to see on your wonderful card. Like how you combined the Australian Magnolia with the background. Great colouring tooo

Debbie Pamment said...

This is just gorgeous Maria - love the pink and yellow combo
xXx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Stunning card! I love your coloring and the new Aussie stamps are really looking fantastic! Happy Australia Day!

shell said...

Oh this is just darling, Tilda goes so well.
Shell xx

Aj* said...

Dunny !!

I think there may well be a spree of tilda + dunny + interesting sentiments now that we have the serious dunny postings out of the way haha


AJ.

Boxofcolours said...

Super sweet Maria, love it.
Hugs
Jane

Carly said...

ooohhhh so bright and vibrant .. just like the Aussie Bush. Happy Australia Day.

Your card is gorgeous.

xoxoxo Carly

angelwhispers said...

Maria this is gorgeous and just loving your wonderful colouring just superb! Chanelle xxx

Larisa said...

Fantastic colouring! Love this Tilda image but also the background colouring is fantastic!!! Love it) Hugs. Larisa. xx

Suzi said...

Oh my giddy goose!!!!! How adorable is this creation Maria. I love your colouring and scene. Fabulous job.
Hugs
Suzi x

riliska said...

OMG!! you couldnt get any more adorable then this! So cute! Very bright job!

Zoe said...

Ree!!! Check you out!! I love how this came up. Gorgeous colouring of that background and Tilda is adorable and as usual all perfectly brought together with your choice of papers and embellies!! xxoo

Susie Little said...

Happy Australia Day to You! The new images are fabulous, Tilda looks fantastic against the background!xx

cgl1539 said...

So so pretty, oh I love that heart branch.

May said...

STUNNING card, love the way the new image with tilda stands out, a fantastic colouring job Perfect! Lovin these new images, Hugs May x x x

Thistleblue said...

G'day and Happy Australia Day! Gorgeous card Maria, your colouring is gorgeous.
thanks for sharing, off to hop some more.
hugs
Michelle

Miss Lea said...

Love that you used aussie Tilda. She hours so well with the aussie backgrounds. Beautiful card, the colors of Australia are captured so well. Just loving these stamps.

BlackBird said...

Fabulous card. Stunning colouring!

scrapperdiane said...

Your card is so vibrant,it absolutely stands out,your combination of the two stamps is perfect.Love it.

cass said...

A very pretty card, love the bright colours and the flowers. Happy Australia Day

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card,fabulous colour's and a fab Hop,Happy Australia Day
Hugs Dianne xx :)

The Art Town said...

pretty tilda card!

happy Australia Day!

Regina said...

ADORABLE!!!! Happy Australia Day!!

Pen to Paper said...

Maria, what a beautiful card!!! I love your coloring and that Dunny room is funny :)

Hugs,

Jackie

Trudie said...

Love this..... works so well with Tilda.
Trudiex

Louise said...

Fabulous card, love the scene you created
Louise

Jen aka Scrapalajen said...

Love the background scene and how you've colored Tilda! Fabulous!

Jen aka Scrapalajen said...

Love the background scene and how you've colored Tilda! Fabulous!

Lori said...

OMG I love that background stamp, brilliant idea and amazing colouring, thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda!

Sharman said...

Love this. The whole scene is perfect. Tilda is just perfect for this scene.........

Donna said...

Hi Maria, this card made me feel like I was apart of the outback with your cute downunder Tilda, beautiful colors.

Cathy Lee said...

This is so cute, Maria. Tilda and her koala look awesome and I love the background. It's perfect for your card.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! Fabulous colouring! LOve how you have included Tilda!
Happy Aussie Day.
Chrissyxx

Renkata said...

wow Maria,
this is awesome scene.

Rene said...

LOL! This is SO cute! LOVE it!
Rene :D

THERESA said...

You have done the dunny perfectly and tilda, love your coloring and the pearls, my absolute fav, lol
lotsa luv

Lorraine said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous scene! The colors and your coloring are beautiful!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a cute card. TFS.

Starla B. said...

Absolutely fabulous! Wonderful coloring. Happy Aussie Day!

julieprice3 said...

This is awesome Maria! Love the scene you've created. Hugs from Australia Julie P

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
the background is awesome
i just love the tilda sweetie
hugs angelique

Jan Garber said...

Even Tilda's enjoying the celebration! Wonderful card!

Inagh said...

Great Card Adorable,Great Colouring love what you have done with really gorgeous
Lovely to see Tilda in Australia lol.
Happy Australia Day

Sandy G said...

A fabulous card love the colouring, very Australiana

Kath said...

you did a great job merging the diff images together... so cute

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Maria! Love the wonderfully colored scene and Tilda! Beautiful embellishments!

Sandra said...

Hi Maria! Your card is gorgoeus!! Love everything about it, from the images to all of your lovely details. Your coloring is stunning. hugs Sandra

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely fabulous Maria!

Lorraine said...

this is delish love how you teamed it with this sweet tilda image xx

Allaranje said...

This is awesome, best one on the hop so far. I love the depth you were able to achieve. And all those terrible stories about koalas being more likely to rip your face off than cuddle were obviously all wrong. Good job - Diana

Linda said...

Again i am speechless Maria!!!! The colors are unbelievable!!!! The scene is spectacular!!!!! Wow you sure have the talent for this!!!!!! WOW!!!!!

Jillee said...

What a gorgeous card! I particularly love the way you have coloured the tree!

Paper Tails said...

Stunning! What an awesome card.

Karen

LINDA W. said...

I hope that you had a great Australia Day!!!! As for your card all I can say is GORGEOUS. I wished that I could color half as good as you do.
hugs from Texas
Linda

Jean said...

This is so adorable Maria.. I love this card so much and it looks so much like Australia that I feel like I am there just looking at it.. oh and Happy Australian Day. Hope you all had a great day and celebrated to your hearts content. Everything about the card is so perfect and stunning.. gorgeous coloring and blending.. love your distressing... just an overall wonderful card..
Hugs, Jean

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Beautiful!!!! Love this gorgeous card!!! Happy Australia Day, hugs! Leah Ann

Shannah said...

Happy Australia Day! We had an awesome day with friends and family... gorgeous weather here in the Adelaide Hills... a barbie followed by Pavlova and lamingtons... Perfect!! I'm loving these great Aussie images and your beautiful creations! Hugs, Shannah xox

BarbaraW said...

Adorable card. Great embellishing. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints blog challenge.

Sandy said...

what a sweet koala hug! love it!

Sandy S

sandysom@shaw.ca

Paula said...

Beautiful!! The scene is gorgeous and your coloring is fantastic...great card :)

Splashbunny said...

So wondeful pairing Tilda with the new MIC backgrounds! They look made for each other.
Love how you brought the whole scene to life with your colouring!
hugs Zahreen
xxx

stitchinpixie said...

What a great combination, It is precious and the coloring is bright and prefect! Great work!! Love this!!

Danielle said...

BEautiful card Maria, I love the scene you created for Tilda... she seems on a journey. Wonderful coloring. Gorgeous DPs, pretty details, and wonderful happy colors.
Hugs.

Nina said...

Really love your card! Love all the vibrant colors! Tilda fits in perfectly!

Shari said...

Maria;
such a GREAT card! Love it

Elle said...

What a bright and happy card! I LOVE the scene you created. It is perfect for this image.

elfie said...

this card is stunning and tilda looks right at home xxx

Janiel/ janny said...

WOW!!! What a bright BEAUTIFUL card!! Very stunning!
hugs...

Nikki said...

This is just a sweet card and Tilda Matches in so well with the Make it Crafty Images :) Happy Aussie Day hugs Nikki

Mandy said...

Oh wow stunning card, fab colouring :)
Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda
hugs Mandy xx

...just Barbara said...

This is fabulous! I love the pearls in the corner, the lace and crystal hearts as embellishments! Perfect Tilda choice too. ;D *Hugs

mandy said...

Just Fab love the way u merged a magnolia stamp with a makeitcrafty stamp reali cool and your coloring is fab hugs mandy xxx

PrincessPammie said...

Lurve that Dunny and Gum tree you have such a great eye for colours amazing.

Dawn Frost said...

Maria your Aussie Tilda is gorgeous, love the Dunny behind her too, lol! Great images, can't wait to play with them.

Delphine said...

Sorry, I'm late, Maria! I love what you have done, fantastic colouring and your embellies are gorgeous! Hugs Delphine xx

Bizzi Hands said...

What a gorgeous card.. just love these new images.
Thanks for sharing with us all.
Sally

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card,wonderful colouring. What a great idea of combining the different images. Awesome. The perfect back ground for Aussie Tilda. Great Blog, blessings Hilde

Manderly said...

Never would have thought to put Tilda in an Aussie Scene-brilliant! I love Tilda and I love Make it Crafty!

Rita said...

Stunning card...I love your coloring!

Bettina L. said...

Fab design. Love how you've combined tilda with the koala with that scene and those lovely flowers. Thanks for the hop. Bettina xx

Amanda said...

Lovely card.
Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Craft Your Days Away.

Amanda

cabio's craft corner said...

Maria, this is such a beautiful card. You created an awesome outdoor scenery and the rich coloring is gorgeous :o)
Hugs,
Cabio