Thursday, 1 May 2008

Core'dinations and Kookaburras

Here's Sean Alexander and Grandpa at the beach in January.

The lovely Steph at Southern Stationery gifted me with a packet of the new Core'dinations Vintage Collection cardstock. The Vintage Collection has a presanded look to it's textured surface and is two toned in colour, rather lovely I think, and no need to sand it yourself which is a bonus! This is one of the things I've made with it so far. I've torn some of the edges and inked them with dark brown ink, flipped some card pieces over to show the lighter colour - pretty easy, eh! The vine stamp is by A Muse Artstamps and the alphabet is Hero Arts.

It's pretty hard to see (bad photography), but the image on the Australian postage stamp is of a kookaburra. I often get woken in the early dawn to the wonderful sounds of the kookaburra's laugh! One of the first songs I ever remember learning at school goes like this...

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Merry, merry king of the bush is he.
Laugh kookaburra, Laugh kookaburra,
Gay your life must be.

It's sung in a round, which would have been rather difficult to teach to six year olds, but it's stuck with me and I do so love to sing! I'm in a singing team at my church.


sharon young said...

What a gorgeous keepsake, I love the effect of the sanded card stock.

Viola said...

Wonderful work, Sue!! :-)

Debbi Baker said...

That is just gorgeous Sue - I LOVE the way you can do this style - it so pretty and textural all at once. I love that Core'dinations stuff too - so far I have only worked with the vintage range.

Night Owl Designs said...

Soooo sweet Sue! Love the little bits of frayed fabric :-)