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.