12 January 2010

Edwin on holidays in Australia

Oh boy it is HOT here today! It is forecast to be 39 oC (which is 102 oF for everyone over in the USA) and I think we have reached that! It is also very windy so ideal weather for bushfires... fingers crossed everyone obeys the total fire ban.

This card was fun to make! It is a frame card for the January challenge at Magnolia-licious Highlites. There is great little tutorial by Claudia Rosa which you can find HERE.

For my frame card I used three Magnolia stamps for this project:

Edwin with Bike (Lazy Summer Days collection)
Waterfall background (Tilda and Edwins Pet collection), and
Tip Leaves (Tilda and Edwins Pet collection)

The layers are a bit clearer here:

Being a card for a boy, it was hard to choose embelishements. Normally I would go all out with flowers, etc, but I had to really retrain myself and just add the little wooden butterfly button and some metal charms. Over at Paperplay Challenges this week they are asking for "Precious Metal" so I thnk this qualifies!

My husband's Oma (grandma) arrived in Australia from The Netherlands last night and is currently resting at my In-laws house just around the corner so we are very anxious to see her and catch up. It is the first time she has visited us since our boys were born so it is going to be a very exciting reunion! It is because of her visit that I was inspired to add the little kangaroo on the inside of my card. I've had this little Cuttlekids die for a little while and I just hadn't had an opportunity to use it, so instead of little Edwin going on a cycling tour in Africa (where I think this waterfall background is supposed to represent) I decided he was on holidays here in Australia. And because he is on hols here in Australia, I thought it might be nice to take the photos of the card outside in my backyard. We live in an acre block which backs onto a mountain reserve so we get all kinds of native wildlife at the back fence (kangaroos, echidnas, lizards, beautiful birds), and sometimes actually in the yard!

One of our visitors

And another that I was not venturing outside to photograph!

Sorry! That was a really long post!


  1. This is great Kylie! Hope you're managing to keep cool! I know we've hit over 45º today... (live in Southern Rivera - along Murray River) am so hanging out for the cool change we're supposed to get!!
    Have a great time with your hubs' Gran. x

  2. Beautiful card..loving Edwin..Wow it's very hot with you..I'm looking out of the window at snow..Like your first visitor not sure about the second...have a great time catching up with your Hubby's Gran..
    Mandy xx

  3. Wow, what a beautiful card!! Love all the distressing and Edwin is coloured beautifully! Fantastic frame too.

    Thanks so much for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

  4. Kylie this is gorgeous hun, love the sweet Edwin, the distressing and your charm is beautiful.
    Gorgeous pics of your visitors.
    I heard on the news you have a heatwave while in the UK we are having the big freeze, my part of the Country has come to a standstill due to snow.
    Enjoy your time with hubbys gran, and thanks for joining us at Paper Play
    hugs Mandy xx

  5. Oh wow.. this is one stunning card Kylie.. I love it.. Oh wow... how cute are those wildlife pics.. we sometimes get bob tails at our house scratching at our front window.. LOL we don't have bush around us so I don't know where they come from..LOL.. bec xx

  6. Beautiful card, Kylie. I love the amount of detail, I can see how much work you've put into it. Love the kangaroo - and the lizard? I'd be inside too!!! (Well, I'd be running screaming for the hills!).

    Thanks for joining us on Paperplay again this week.

    Julie :o)

  7. Oh so cute & a great scene for Edwin--lovely job! Love the kangaroo inside your card & in the backyard :o) Thanks for joining in on the challenge with us!



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