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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Beautiful moon -how I wish I could talk

Hello Everyone.................


When I was a child, every Sunday morning [before TV]  I would get up and turn the wireless on and listen to the childrens Sunday stories....trhere was "Little Toot" the tug boat who was always in trouble..."Flick the fire engine" who was never big enough to fight fires...and my favourite was the Koala bear, who wished upon the moon that he could talk.....and while making this card with my G/sons, I told them the story, reduced the youngest to tears, but, we had a lot of fun collecting all the elements from the park to make the card...



This was a feebie from Gingerloft to use in their challenge.



The boys wanted to get involved so we went to the park where there are gum trees and collected bark and flowers, leaves and nuts!!..for a better word...the shell thats is left behind when the flower is finished...

Image coloured with pencils, and bark added to the tree for texture....



The boys added bark to the inside [I think they just really wanted to use a hot glue gun]...

I tried to explain that this was not a real Koala bear tree, as they live in Eucalyptus trees, but I was informed that it stinks the same..[lol...] these elements are from a blue gum tree....and they came home with lovely sticky and smelly fingers from the gum seeping out of the tree....which I had said dont touch!!

Not sure what the leafy paper is called sorry, came from my stash..inked up my sky with sponges and my template....

So there you go...entering this card into the challenge at Gingerloft....lots of fun to make.

Big welcome to my new followers, thank you so much for joining me...and thankyou to everyone for your wonderful comments you have been leaving..really, really appreciate it, and just love to read them all...

Luv CHRISSYxx


22 comments:

Susan Flynn said...

Looks like you had lots of fun with your grandsons making this wonderful card, love the natural embellishments x

Catherine said...

Fab card, love all the natural elements that you used.....

May said...

Fabulous natural textures.. I expect your Grandchildren had a super time helping with this beautiful card... Just perfect.. Hugs May x x x

Doreen said...

This is such a fabulous card Crissy,love it all.xxx

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card Chrissy sounds like fun with the grandsons! Jo xxx

heidy said...

Oh your Gsons are the best,how sweet it is of them to help you with this fabolous card Chrissy!
XXX Heidy

chrissy xx said...

Just Fantastic!! LOve the story! LOve the Koala! LOve the embellishments! LOve everything lol.
Chrissyxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy, I like the added bark, sounds like a fun time was had by all.
Kevin xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chrissy this is fabulous I love anything that is inspired by nature so the added elements fit this card perfectly I love that image so much, super work.
hugs
Lorraine x

Debbie said...

Wonderful card Chrissy...what a fab image.
Debbie x

Janneke said...

What a great card Chrissy ;o)
Great coloring sweetie.

Janneke XO

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is cute and i love the way the boys used the bark
Lisa x

Elaine said...

Crafting is about having fun and how lovely that your grandsons were with you.
Your card is lovely Chrissy what a cute image fabulous colouring well done Hugs Elaine

coops said...

stunning card chrissy.i love the gorgeous image and your papers and design are fab :D

xx coops xx

Molecraft said...

Just brilliant Chrissy, what a great idea to hunt for all the great finishing touches, love it!
Helen x

Shelby said...

What an amazing way to bring fantastic texture and visual interest to your design. LOVE it!

Shelby

TRACEY MO said...

Very Cute
Thanks for using the image & joining us at Gingerloft this time

Tracey DT

Sherry said...

Absolutely luv what you did with the freebie. Your card is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges.

Hugs,

Sherry

Nikki Byrne said...

Love what you have done with our freebie image over at the gingerloft this fortnight.thank you for joining us. Hugs. Nikki dt

Tami said...

This is just amazing. Thanks for playing at Gingerloft!!!!!!!!

Manderly said...

I want to hear the Koala story! Cute, cute card Chrissy! You and your G/sons should be very proud! Hello Boys!
Manderly
xxxooo

Creations by Shirl said...

Very pretty card, thanks for playing along in Gingerloft freebie challenge and good luck!