It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

And if you're in Australia that means long hot days, mirages coming off the bitumen and the odd kangaroo womping down your street - or perhaps that's the coldy you just threw back making you see things?

Over at Practical Scrappers you are going to see lots of inspiration to get a start on your Christmas cards!  I chose this gorgeous image that is pre coloured for convenience (and who doesn't need that around this time of year!).  The Quirky Kangaroo comes complete with brown tinting, little pink cheeks and some purple, yellow and green spots.  Now I wanted her for my Christmas card so I made some adjustments.  First I used another digital image from Doodle Pantry, the wreath.  I used one and inverted it to sit on her head.  Then I tilted it 90 degrees and tucked one in her pouch.  The wreath come pre-coloured too!  The I dug out my Stickles and got to work on the spots and the cherries in the wreath.  No purple isn't a traditional Christmas colour so I chose my darkest red Stickles and liberally applied it to the purple half spots (on her neck and toe).  You wouldn't even know they were purple!  Once everything was dry I assembled my card with some fun matching papers, my new favourite thing TWINE, and added a little tagged sentiment.  For something special I added a little gloss to the paper strips behind the image.

Happy card making!

13 comments

  1. Sarah,
    Your card is darling and I love that sentiment! Perfect for your part of the world!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  2. Your kangaroo with the wreath is just too adorable, fabulous crafting Sarah, love the card!

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  3. Wowzers, this is fantastic. Love how you used the wreath to turn this cutie kangaroo into a Christmas image! Terrific card, Sarah!

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  4. Sarah - your card is totally adorable!! It's too cute!!

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  5. I love what you did with the wreaths on your Quirky Kangaroo! She turned out just cute as a button and a perfect Christmas card.

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  6. Too darn cute - the wreath on the head is so adorable!!

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  7. Awww...how cute! Your use of the wreath is pure genius!

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  8. too cute! Love the wreath! So cretive! Love the pink for Xmas too!

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  9. Oh Sarah, how totally creative are you! Love the crown and the little holly in her pouch! Great thinking girl!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  10. Sarah, perfectly cute card! Love your colors! Like how you used the wreath too!
    HUGS!
    Vicki

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  11. Oh my goodness Sara the roo is adorable! LOVE her flowers!

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  12. Love this card and the pink paper you used! I only have reds and greens, will have to expand my papear collection for next year! Hugs, Karen

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  13. Sarah your Quirky Kangaroo is so cute, love it!

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Thanks for leaving me some love! xoxo