Thursday, 4 August 2022

African or Australian?

 Hello everyone!!

It's a first for me today. Never have I ever shared a koala here!! I have seen real ones at Longleat Safari park and, as a child of the 70's,  used to love watching Skippy (the bush kangaroo) on TV during the summer holidays but colouring one has been a first!!


He is my DT piece for As You Like It Challenge where we are inviting you to share your favourite African or Australian animal, with your reason, of course.

On thorough inspection of my stash looking for either type, I didn't find any "safari" type animals but did find this cutie that, I think, I bought in support of an appeal when Australia was suffering horrendous drought and bush fires a few years ago. He looks a bit washed out in the picture but he was coloured with my Warm Grey Promarkers so looks much more colourful in real life. Try as I might I cannot seem to get a good photograph when it's sunny!! 

So, that's it for now. See you soon xx


11 comments:

Julie B said...

Very cute and I love your choice of DP too.
Do you remember the Tinga and Tucker club? They were a pair of koala puppets, might have predated Skippy, Happy Sunday afternoons eh? :)

meg said...

A beautiful leafy background paper and wonderful image,the koala bear is adorable

Rainey's Craft Room said...

He is a real cutie and the papers are perfect to go with him. A fab card.
Lorraine

Sue said...

Such a very sweet card Sarah hugs x

brenda said...

There's a first for everything Sarah and this is very sweet.

B x

Elaine Stark said...

A very cute koala, an all time favourite. Elaine

Chrissy said...

SNAP..gorgeous little fellow Sarah and gorgeous card..I only wanted to go back to Aussie to hold another Koala, so my Son took me...lol..a long way to go but went to a craft fair as well and spent a small fortune, but got to hold another little cutie..

Luv CHRISSYxx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Sarah, such an adorable Koala.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous colours and brilliant design. Loving this... ♥

Megan J said...

Hi Sarah, a lovely Koala card and love the sentiment. I've only ever seen the rear end of one wild koala, funnily enough when looking up at them from the ground that is all you see, the rest have all been at the zoo or a wildlife park. Have a Bonza day... Megan

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Aww, I remember this cutie from the Whimsy Bushfires Appeal. Our lovely Crissy drew a whole set of sweet Australian animals. How perfect is that gorgeous paper with this?! So lovely and fab sentiment to finish. Love it! Hugs, Wends xoxo