Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Australia Day everyone

It is Australia Day here in the Land Down Under. It is very similar to Independence Day. We celebrate what is good about our dear country. What can I say...???? Ayres Rock (not called that now), Kangaroos, koalas, Aussie bush tucker, Lamb, sausages on the barbie. Lots and lots of things to celebrate but most of all our multiculturalism. Happy Australia Day to all you Aussies.

On to my card now. I made this for Just Magnolia sketch challenge. I loved doing this sketch. 1. very simple and can use one piece of DP instead of two or more, 2. I just love it. LOL. I was able to use one of my BasicGrey papers that I bought just last week and I used up the whole piece. Woot woot. Still sticking to my resolution. Of course, I did break it - sort of yesterday - when I went to my LSS and bought some more packs of 6x6 DP - naughty girl. On a good note though I passed my first test with my quitting smoking. I went to my besties on the weekend and she is a smoker. I wasn't even tempted to have a ciggie and when I thought about it I just reminded myself that it would make me feel sick so - woo hoo. No smokes for over a week now. Am so proud of myself.



Products: Magnolia stamp; SU Upsy Daisy stamp; BasicGrey DP; Roses from I am Roses; Small tea roses from Stephanne; Ribbon.

19 comments:

Danielle said...

Oh, what a pretty card Trace! I adore those papers and Tilda is coloured so beautifully! Great take on the sketch! And huge congrats on passing your first week without a cigarette - way to go GF!
Hugs, Danielle

Danielle said...

Oh - and Happy Australia Day - hope you're having a fun celebration!

Tammi said...

Happy Australia Day! Your card is lovely!

dolcreations said...

Beauty card! Love it so much! Beautiful work...beautiful pink colours!

Sammi said...

hey hun! This is GORGEOUS!! Love the softness and all that pink - so pretty!
Good on you for resisting the smoking at your friends! You are strong girl!!
xxx

kaylou said...

Hi again....
this just appeared as i commented on your other work.
this is really beautiful, not surprised you bought those papers, gorgeous and those flowers are pretty too.
hugs Kaylou xoxo

woot woot on the smoking :-)

Debbie Pamment said...

This is just so beautiful! Love the way you've stirtched around the back nestie over the other one - frames this little gal perfectly!
xXx

Fran said...

Your card is gorgeous honey, I love it. Congrats on the smoking, you are doing an amazing job!!

Debra James said...

Good for you- keep goimg you passed a big hurdle in not smoking with your bestie. I LOVE this - it is soooo pretty. I love the stitching u did around Tilda, makes her pop from the page and love that dp paper.hugs xxx

Cheryl said...

Such a beautiful card,I love these Basic Grey papers and still have some left.Love the gorgeous flowers as well!!!
xx

Cheryl said...

BTW Congrats on one week without a cigarette and Happy Australia Day!!!
xx

Kristy Young said...

Happy Aus day, love your card those papers are gorgeous!
Kristy x

Kristy Young said...

Happy Aus day, love your card those papers are gorgeous!
Kristy x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Tracey, love the colours an as usual your colouring in is gorgeous!
Congrats on week with out a smoke I'm at the 2yr an 1 month stage, do get the odd urge espically if out an drinking but the longer you go the more you 'don't want to lapse, an its a good feeling to know you are stronger then a 'cigerette, so keep it up hon, 'you can do it'!
hugs
Sue x

Jodie from Oz said...

Trace, love the gorgeous papers, the colours are so beautiful and I so adore this sweet Tilda, your colouring is wonderful. The images you sent me have been coloured, I just haven't gotten around to making up the card yet, you have inspired me. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Tracey, I love the way you've done the the front of the card, nice way with the flowersa too, fantastic colouring, well done on your not smoking, thanks for you comments,

Hugs Liz xx

Melanie said...

Beautiful, love it!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I loved playing along in the MDUC.

Tammy said...

Happy Australia Day!!!!
Big Hugs from your American friends!!

Fantastic card Trace! Love the color's and the stitching is so fun.

Have a great Australia Day!

cats whiskers said...

This is just stunning dear, a perfect creation, thanks for joining us at JM this week
Hugs Jacqui x