Monday, November 21, 2011

Lili's Flower Card, Koala, Parrot and The Great Ocean Road

Hi all hope you are all well, I am sooo excited I am off to see Dolly Parton tomorrow night and I can't wait, so we have had Dolly songs for the last couple of weeks lol!
DH didn't need me today so had a little time to play this morning, while my MIL pottered in the garden.  So Inked up 'Lili's Flower' isn't she gorgeous.

A closer look to show the glimmer mist, special effects and glitter, also to show the embossed edge on the pink scallop but hasn't shown up to well.

I would like to enter for following Challenges

Inky Impressions Challenge #33 - Give Thanks
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Thanksgiving/Thankyou
Southern Girls Challenge #32 - Embellishment Bingo embossed, ribbon, pearls
Make It Monday #64 - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge #14 - Giving Thanks
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #92 - Anything Goes
Pile it On Challenge #47  - Anything with a 'P'
Stamps R Us Challenge - Bling It On
Copic Oz Challenge - Spring Time

Personal photos for those that are interested

As some of you will know my MIL is with us at the moment, we also had Edward's brother and wife come and stay for a few days and they wanted to see The Great Ocean Road, so I took them along with Rosanna and Morgan, we covered 468 kilometres and had a wonderful day!  Here are some pics for those who have never been.

Our first main stop was at Kennett River to have a drink/snack and see the birds and koalas, what a surprise we got when this parrot landed on Rosanna's head lol!

This is another one and he took a little bit of biscuit from me
How cute is this fella, we were so lucky to see him move around, though we did have neckache from looking up for so long lol!

Uncle William wanted a silly photo lol!

How blue is that ocean?

The Twelve Apostles, or what is remaining of them

This is just a round the corner from the Twelve Apostles, there is a cave too

A closer look
 Honest mum we will just paddle, these two ended up soaked lol!  Somethings never change!

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the photos, gotta say took lots lol!  Have a wonderful week, take careX:)  Off to bed as soon as I link up the challenges so shall try and catch up with you all later in the week.


  1. Wow...what beautiful photos of your trip. I have never done the Ocean Road. I have just moved it higher on my to do list. what a lovely card you have created too. Great image and such pretty flowers.

  2. Annette the card is so gorgeous with its pastel colors and your photos are amazing too

  3. A beautiful card and beautiful photos too. We visited family in Australia last year, we went to Darwin, Mandurah and Augusta. We loved it. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  4. Amazing photos Annette. Your card is stunning, beautiful colourwork. Thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

  5. Wow - your card is so. so cute - love those colrs (and, I loved your travel pictures too!) Thanks for joining us this week at Pile it On, Elizabeth (DT).

  6. Hi! Annette, gorgeous card, love the sweet image and lovely pastel colouring, really pretty, love the photos too, looks like a wonderful place to visit and a great fun time had by all.

  7. ooops...sorry I had not changed my link thing...but feel free if you like free images...this is what I was supposed to

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  8. what a pretty girlie card!
    fan pictures, really enjoyed looking through them.
    love teen xx

  9. Wonderful job on your card Annette! Loved the family fun photos. Beautiful place!

    Glad to have you join in on the fun at Southern Girls Challenge.....Good Luck!


  10. I loveeeeeeee that card! BEAUTIFUL colors and loveeeeeeeeeee the flowers!! And your photos are AWESOME! LOVE them!! Have fun at Dolly Parton... I love her!! She is AMAZING!! Thanks for entering my bloggy giveaway for Studio Blue Moon! I appreciate the visit!! I am following you now... your creations are beautiful! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  11. Very Pretty Card found it from Make it Monday’ Blog

  12. Gorgeous card! Fantastic pictures and Dolly singing was a pleasure too! :)
    Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  13. Great details which really suit the image. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

    P.S. Visit my blog to see some candy – I have some Digital Scrapbooking softwear up for grabs, all you have to do is comment on my post.

  14. Fab photos honey - and as for your card.. wow the colours are perfect (and you used my fave lili lol) Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions xx

  15. Hi Annette loving your card so much the colours, design, embellishments and image are beautiful so are the pictures I have had a great time looking at them.
    Lorraine x

  16. Wow, great card!! I love those stamps and you colored it so well. Love all of the gorgeous embellishments too. Lovely photographs. How fun to have seen all of those things!!

    Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  17. That is a really wonderful card Annette!
    Love the pictures too!! Beautiful!
    Hugs Kristel

  18. What a fabulous card :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

    Love your gorgeous pictures especially the koala

  19. Your card is absolutely adorable and the colouring is fabulous!! Thanks for playing the CopicOz Challenge!!!

  20. Oh your vacation photos are gorgeous, you have a lovely family!

    Lili never looked more gorgeous. Such a sweet card and beautifully embellished and colored!

    hugs, Angela


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