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Friday, 24 August 2018

Six White Boomers

Today I have another card I have made for Kaaren at Fat Cats Card Corner.
She send me this die (which actually has only 3 kangaroos). Here in Australia, 
kangaroos are colloquially called 'boomers'. 

I brayered several different Distress Inks onto glossy cardstock, after adhering
a circle mask, punched from post-it note, to represent the moon. When I
removed the mask, I felt the moon was too stark, so I rolled the brayer
over the area with the tiny 'stain' of ink that was remaining on it.

Don't you just love the cockatoo sitting on Santa's sack of goodies!!
A popular Christmas song in Australia is 'Six White Boomers, Snow 
White Boomers), so I cut an extra 3 'boomers' to haul Santa's sleigh.
I cut the die from glittered cardstock from Catchy Crafts. It comes
in many gorgeous colours as well as white, cuts beautifully,
and the glitter does not come off at all.

In my last post I mentioned that I had a very busy time fast approaching...
well it has been and gone. Dina and Doug, who own Catchy Crafts (in Sydney),
asked me to be their demonstrator at the big annual 'Stitches and Craft Show' at
Newcastle. I have done so for them at similar shows in the past. 

The Show is held over 4 days, and while it can be frantic and exhausting, it is 
also lots of fun. I meet lots of lovely people, and one of them is a lady called 
Trish. She told me she was from Tea Gardens (a little sea-side town), and
when I told her I also live there, we discovered that she lives in the other 
Retirement Village in town, literally across the road from mine. 
So if you are reading this Trish, "Hello".

Challenges I would like to enter
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #17 - 'Anything Goes with a Critter'
Double "D" - 'The Moon and/or The Stars'
Merry Christmas - 'Anything Christmas Goes'
Merry Little Christmas #1 - 'Anything Christmas Goes'
The Holly and the Ivy Christmas #34 - 'Anything Christmas Goes'
Try It On Tuesday - 'Take A Ride'  TOP 5
Tuesday Throwdown #406 - 'Up In The Air'

Die - Paper Rose Santa's Sleigh with Kangaroos
Stamp - Stamp-it Australia Billabong Tree
Inks - Distress Inks (various colours); Momento Black
Sentiment - Computer generated Curlz font

I must close now, as I have an appointment with my doctor shortly. I twisted my ankle at the Fort recently, and it is still rather swollen.

Until next time, thank you for visiting,
Jennifer.  x


  1. LOVE this Jennifer, Wow, this is fabulous love your creativity for our "MOON and Or STARS" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw. ♥ DOUBLE D ♥
     [aNNie DT member for Double D Challenges]

  2. Just clicked the follow button Jennifer, and are you still in the Hunter? I am at Cameron Park, just around the corner...awesome..hugs.xx[aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥

  3. Adorable! When I saw the Boomers, I thought Aussie...Love it! Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge this month!!

    Julie DT

  4. This card is so fun! I love the idea of a kangaroo sleigh for Santa downunder! Brilliant!
    Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! oxo Susi

  5. Me again and I still think this card is adorable! Such a beautiful background you have created for Santa! Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge! Good Luck and I look forward to seeing you again next month!

    Merry Little Christmas DT
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  6. What a wonderful card.

    Thank you so much for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

    Have a nice weekend

  7. Wow, what a fun card, I love it ! Never heard the term Boomers but what a great name for the bouncing kangeroos. must remember that

    Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday Challenge


  8. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  9. Hi Jennifer, love your card. The tree silhouette is a nice touch and wow, love that y'all have Aussie Christmas dies, there would never be a cockatiel on Santa up here in the States, lol. Hope your ankle is better and thanks for joining us to play at The Merry Christmas Challenge. xoxo, Aimeslee @ TMCC

  10. Such a fabulous card! I love the white boomers, they sparkle beautifully in the night sky 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊 x

  11. How vute are the boomer pulling Santa's sleigh over the moonlit sky. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DD DT

  12. What a fab, fun Christmas card, I love those die-cut 'boomers'! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge!

    love Mags B x

  13. A fantastic and fun Christmas card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  14. Awesome Christmas card. I love the brayer background and the awesome die with the kangaroos. What a darling die. The tree top silhouettes are perfect. I love your card. So glad you shared over at The Merry Christmas challenge.
    Billie A
    The Merry Christmas Challenge
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  15. This is a great Christmas card, I love the kangaroos leading the sleigh! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenge blog

  16. So beautiful in every way. Lovely cute Christmas die, colour and design detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  17. Now, I have that song stuck in my head. You've done a great job with the boomers! I love that you chose to use glittery cardstock for the boomers. It makes the card more festive. Lovely background you've created. Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

    sue n.


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