Happy Australia Day and Happy Anniversary to me as I launched my blog exactly one year ago today! I remember saying to my husband how great it will be to have a record of my cards and how I'll be able to share what I'm making with my Mum in Australia. I set myself the goal of posting every day for a year (I missed a couple)...hoping that maybe a few people might stop by and say "G'day"! Never in my wildest dreams could I have ever imagined how my first year of blogging would actually turn out. In the past year I've had over 32,000 blog hits, 79 followers, 1000's of wonderful comments and have developed friendships with people all over the world. I have learnt lots of new words like Blog Candy, Blog Hop, Blogoversary and I've discovered lots of fun challenges that have stretched me creatively. I've enjoyed visiting lots of wonderful blogs and have donated over 500 cards around the world. Who knows what this next year will bring?
Today, I have two cards to share...the first is for a "Tangled Up in Creativity" challenge hosted by Danie over at D-Dazzled Designs. In honour of Australia Day she challenged us to make a card in Aussie colours...green and gold and only use cardstock....no papers, no ribbon, no bling etc....only stamping.
I decided to make a card for Australia Day...I coloured the gumleaf stamp with SU markers before stamping the image and I stamped the gum blossoms in the background with versamark ink. I used my Justright stamps to make the Happy Australia Day stamp.
My next card is for this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge...to make a vintage style card. This was a challenge for me as I don't really make vintage style cards and I'm not sure if this one is vintage enough but I like how it turned out!
To celebrate Australia Day, my anniversary and all your wonderful comments over the last year I will select one random comment from today's post to win an Ippity stamp set of your choice! I will announce the winner tomorrow!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day! Aussie, Aussie, Aussie...Oi, Oi, Oi!
Stamps - Print Blocks Australia, Just Right Stamper, Unity KOTM July 2010 and Delight in Life by SU
Gina K Luxury Cardstock
PTI white cardstock
Colour Box Chalk
SU coloured cardstock
SU circle punches
Bazzil textured cardstock
Fiskar paper edgers
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