20 January 2011

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie.

For those of you who don't know- that is the chant we give when cheering on our sports teams and at other Australian participating events- it actually is "Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi,Oi,Oi"

We are known to chant it just about anywhere at any time as a symbol of our true Australian  proud feelings. So I thought it fitting to put it on the front of a card- this card could be used for any occasion and for either a male or female - I am intending on giving it to my son for his birthday in March. image

The card features some true Aussie icons as well as a picture of Australia itself- The hat with things hanging down is an Akubra with corks -these help ward off flies (that is what that little blue thing is above it) which are often a real problem in Australia- especially in the summer and in the outback. The hats can be of any sort with a wide brim - to protect us from the hot sun. They originally became known from swagmen (people with no fixed address) and jackaroos( a bit like the American cowboy)but can be worn by anyone. The corks swing around and therefore discourage flying insects.

The Yellow and black and red jar contains vegemite- a type of spread- we use it on toast,in sandwiches and in various other ways- it can be used to add flavour to a stew or casserole. It has a rather salty taste and most people that aren't brought up with it dislike it.  It even has a jingle or song made for it.

the other two are pretty obvious- sunglasses and what we call thongs- you call flip flops- and yes we call some types of underwear thongs too. Hope you like my card and have enjoyed the explanation of the icons- hope it didn't bore any of you- any questions please feel free to email me and I will try to answer them.

This is for the Unscripted Sketches #89 + piggyback challenge! which had a piggy back of a "male card" so it incorporates both of those.

Recipe: Card- Aqua Cardstock - finished size5 1/2" square; Papers- scraps from stash; Stamps- Sullivans- Australian Collection, Fiskars- unsure of the name of the set; In- Versamark-Watermark;Other:- Embossing Powder-JudiKins black Detail; Lyra Aquacolor crayons; Fiskars- fancy cut scissores stamp design; Kitchen twine; Double sided tape; Foam mounting tape; Spellbinders Standard circles Large;

catch you later,

Thanks for visiting, comments welcome


Kathy S


  1. very cute! Also looks great with all the Aussie icons... Your son is sure to love it. Thanks for creating with us at Unscripted Sketches.

  2. I love the explanation of everyting. I seem to learn something new every day. :)

    Your card is wonderful, and I'm sure your son will love it. So glad you joined US for this weeks sketch challenge!