The Sweetest Koala

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Just Add Ink challenge where the theme is favourite animal.

My favourite animal is a seal but I made a card with a seal relatively recently so I was quite keen to use another favourite – the koala.

I always remember when I saw my first koala in the wild – on Magnetic Island. It was so special spotting him high in his tree looking very annoyed to see a few people invading his peace and quiet! I remember the whole trip so clearly… and I am shocked to realise that it was almost 20 years ago. How is that even possible?!

Anyway, onto my card. I decided to use Simon Says Stamps’ Picture Book koala. Last time I used him was in tribute to the shocking Australian fires in 2020. It feels like that has long been forgotten by the rest of the world now, but hopefully work on the koala breeding programme is on track.

I cut the koala from a couple of pieces of card that I’d covered with distress oxide ink. I sprayed them with water to oxidise the ink a bit as I wanted the fur to be a bit speckled. After assembling the koala, I added eyelashes and rosy cheeks – I have to confess, I was a bit nervous adding those eyelashes as I often mess up fine lines!

I then die cut the Poppystamps Frieda Wreath from a green inky panel I made some time ago and adhered all die cuts to my card base. I added a My Favorite Things sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. So sweet – I love Koala’s too. I’d love to see one in the wild one day. So sad when they are affected by the bush fires. A sweet card with a wonderful leafy background. Chantell Just Add Ink


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