Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Birthday Presents.

Hello to you all today! I'm a little nervous today as Cyclone Yasi, a category 5 cyclone, is about to hit Queensland near where my brother lives in Townsville. I've spoken to him today on the phone and they are all home from work and busy preparing for the onslaught. They were lucky enough to have not been flooded during the recent crisis up there, but there's no escaping this time! It's reportedly the biggest cyclone to hit Queensland EVER, bigger than Cyclone Tracy that destroyed Darwin in the 1970's and bigger than Katrina that hit the US a few years back. Hopefully they won't be in the eye of the storm, but cyclones are pretty unpredictable things. It's due to hit the coast at around 10pm tonight, so it's a nervous wait until then.

My card for today is a fairly simple CAS card using the sketch 125 below from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog.

I used the present stamp from the Stampin' Up 'Birthday Whimsy' set, the greeting is from a Stamp-It sentiment set. This card will be for my Son-in-Law's birthday, so I've used 'manly' colours. The cardstock is Stampin' Up Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa and Chocolate Chip, the white cardstock is by Pedigree Paper. I added a couple of embellishments with the ribbon, which I knotted at one end and stapled to the cardstock and for just a little bling, some Sprinkles from Annabelle Stamps.

I hope everything is well in your part of the world, thanks for visiting today!


Carole Meisenhelter said...

Hi Lyn; I do hope your brother and family will be safe; it is a worrying and anxious time for so many right now. Your card is perfect; lovely manly colours and great use of the gift package image and I love the bows with brads; great finish.

Anonymous said...

Hey Lyn! Wow! Sorry to hear about your weather situation...hope you stay safe and warm my friend! We just got hit with 2 feet of snow and all of my family is home today as the Interstate around us are closed down...such weird weather everywhere going on.

I wanted to say that I adore your card, you've done a beautiful job with the sketch sweetie!! Take care!!HUGS

Belinda said...

Fun! Love the staggered presents!

Sonya said...

Hi Lyn, I was thinking of you last night and wondered if you were close to the 'storm site' Seems as though the worst is over now, I sure hope your brother was okay. The weather your way has been crazy!!
Hope your well and keeping warm and dry.
Your card is wonderful, Im hopeless at male cards. Sending hugs xox

Beth said...

Beautiful Lyn and I hope all is well with your brother....crazy crazy weather.

Sue W said...

Love the colours you chose for your Card Lyn and the staggered pressies!!!
I've left a little award for you over on my blog.....hope you don't mind.

Kylie said...

What an AWESOME Birthday Card, Lyn!
Loving your colour combo, perfect Male colours and with the pop of blue, just AWESOME!

Take Care, Hugs,
Kylie X

Kathi said...

Oooh. I really like this. I love the panels, the staggered gifts, and the ribbon treatment.

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