WWC254 – Tristan’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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I was thrilled when my card was selected for an Honourable Addict at Challenge #372 – Make Your Mark.  Thanks so much.  I really appreciate it!

Hello and welcome

Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2020!

Today it’s time for our new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! I hope you’re liking our new look challenge titles!  This week it is Tristan’s Challenge –All About Occassions.

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Living here in Australia, and watching all the reports on the terrible bushfires sweeping across much for the country, I felt I’d like to make an Aussie inspired card this week.

Looking through my stamps, I found this cute little Koala  – an AI unmounted Stamp, I had received as a Freebie, but had never used!

I started by stamping it 3 times on water colour paper and did some no-line colouring using Tombow markers, before fussy cutting.

I cut a heart from a scrap of old DP and from some vellum.  These were added to the tall card front and the koalas were arranged to look as though they were resting on the shape.

After stamping, colouring and fussy cutting Pink Fresh Eucalyptus Fantasy leaves, they were added behind the koalas resting on the heart.

The CUTplorations  XOXO die was die cut 3 times and stacked with a black on top and attached to the heart.

The cute little MFT – Die-Namics – Tic Tac Toe dies gave me more ‘x’ and ‘o”s. I arranged them to look as though the koalas were throwing and catching them!  I hadn’t used these before, either.

The sentiment from Mama Elephant – Occasional Lables was added to finish the card.

Don’t forget to head over to our blog to check out the wonderful inspiration from the rest of our Design Team.

I look forward to seeing what you create this week!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit.  I love to read your comments.

Have a great day




Art Impressions – Hugs & Kisses Challenge #273! Week 2!

Inkspirational Challenge 204 – Word Prompt – Fauna

CASology Week 359: REPEAT

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #372 – Make Your Mark

Brown Sugar January Challenge #297 – Anything Goes

Craft Challenge 540 – Anything Goes

Do-Al(l) Creatives January – Australian Challenge

Stamplorations – January Theme and Photo Prompt Challenge


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Author: momentsofcrafting

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child, I have always loved to create and have enjoyed all kinds of crafts, sewing and painting. China painting helped develop my understanding of colour and design. Over the last few years card making has taken up a major part of my crafting time as I love to play with new techniques and mediums. Since beginning my blog, entering various challenges has encouraged me to grow my skills and creativity.

28 thoughts on “WWC254 – Tristan’s Challenge: All About Occasions”

    1. I really appreciate your very kind comments, Doris! I will head over and join in your special challenge. What a lovely supportive thing to organise. Aussies really appreciate all the love and help we have received from all over the world at this terrible time! It is wonderful Big hugs and kisses to you!! xx

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  1. Your Koala card is simply adorable! It sure looks like they are having so much fun. Your design and arrangement of all the details is so pretty! Sending many prayers to you all in Australia! Thank you very much for joining the Hugs & Kisses Challenge at Art Impressions.


    1. You have made my day with your lovely comments, Carol! Thanks so much! And thanks for your prayers for all those effected by the terrible bushfires. It has been so heart warming to see all the help and kindness offered from all around the world at this terrible time. x


  2. What a great idea, to use a koala on your card. 3 of them is three times as cute. Love how they look like they are scampering around your card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology.


  3. A wonderful idea to put 3 little koala in this stunning card!!!!

    Thank you so much for participating in our Brown Sugar challenge.
    Hope you participate in our next!!
    Bettascrap DT


  4. Gorgeous card Helen and so fitting to have our lovely koala’s feature here. Love the dp you found and looks so cool with the vellum. I find that CUTplorations die so handy.


  5. These cute koalas are full of fun and love! Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt challenge this month.


  6. Helen, I love your darling fussy-cut Koalas. (Art Impressions images are so well done, aren’t they?) This is the way I like to think about the animals in your part of the world, cavorting around, having a good time, sending out love to the rest of us, not as statistics in one of the most tragic fires of this and many decades. Love the colours you’ve used and the design.


    1. Thanks so much Heidi! We Aussies are so grateful for all the help and love we have received from all over the world! So heart warming! This was onw of the reason I wanted to make this card! ( I agree ! AI images are so much fun!!) 🙂


  7. What sweet little bears! I love that you paired them with the heart and the X Os… very creative and perfect due to the recent crisis in Australia. Thanks for playing at Inkspirational Challenges!
    – Shauna


  8. Oh my… your card is amazing beautiful. Love the koalas!
    Thanks for sharing in our special challenge for Australia! Hope you will join us in our normal challenges, too..

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {Benefit challenge for Australia}
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    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#37 – Three of a kind}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#37 – ATG}
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  9. Adorable card, I love the kaolas and the OX embellishments across the card. Arohanui from your neighbours across the ditch. Thanks for joining us at DO-AL(L) Creatives. Jonnece DT


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