Friday, May 22, 2009

SFYTT Haiku Birthday

Hi everyone! I'm sorry this week has been so hit and miss everything went a bit crazy on Wednesday. As the Aussies would know, a massive rain storm hit our city on Wednesday (my son's birthday no less), parts of the city have been declared natural disasters!! We got an incredible amount of rain --- a whole year's worth ended up in the dam in 24hrs!!! Some parts received 500mm in 3 days! Our dramas surrounded our roof --- smack in the middle of our lounge room and over our deck. I've spent so much time emptying buckets and drying towels and then drying carpet it's not funny (especially when you are still suffering from a sprained finger!) We've had a roof person out and thankfully it shouldn't take much to fix!!! To top that off my hubby had corrective eye surgery yesterday - both eyes. They are still a bit tender but his eyesight is now better than 20-20 and he's like a kid a Christmas being able to see so clearly!!!

Enough about all the chaos at my house.....on with the card! This card is inspired by this week's SFYTT Challenge . It was such a fun looking sketch that I decided to get out my brand new Haiku DSP and since I went that far - why not make it Tangerine Tango based??!! Orange is NOT my normal colour, but it seems to work!! :) I used a Tangerine base, layered with So Saffron and the Haiku paper. The main panel is more Tangerine, Saffron and the flip side of the Haiku paper. I punched the bottom of the Tangerine with the SU Scallop Edge Punch and then tied some white grosgrain ribbon around it all. Then I grabbed some orange and yellow flowers and in the centre I've used my 1 5/8th circle Just Rite Stamper and the 10 Designer Centers and Borders to stamp the sentiment. The sentiment has been cut out using circle nestabilities. Then I finished off with some gold swirl clips and gold brads for the the other flower centres. I think it looks like a pretty cheerful birthday card - what do you think?

Stamps - Just Rite (10 Designer Centers and Borders)

Paper - Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Old Olive, Haiku DSP

Ink - Orange versacolor

Accessories - Flowers (Bag of Blooms - Papercraft), circle nestabilities, gold swirl clips, gold brads, white grosgrain ribbon.

That's all for today, here's hoping the drama settles down and I get the chance to play more often!! Thanks for visiting!! :)

9 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Wow - you are wonder woman - who else would be able to make a card like this while a NATURAL DISASTER is happening all around them....I did wonder how you were going, hopefully your roof will be fixed quickly!! COLD Canberra is sounding better by the day - what is the saying about QLD - beautiful one day....!?!? I will leave it to you to finish it!! I am looking forward to catching up on ALL your news girl - you know what I am saying!! LOL!! Great card Kathy - I LOVE the colours...it is gorgeous!!! Maybe a bit of distressing on the next one.....LOL!!!! God bless you my friend!

"Tillymint" said...

This is another great card Kathy, love the orange just what we all need with this stupid weather!
So sorry to hear all your dramas and I know what you mean about a leaking roof - every time it rains heavy here I go into panic mod. Hope the sun comes out over the weekend!!Sue

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous! I totally forgot about my Haiku papers..love them!

Julia Aston said...

Goodness - so sorry about your scary weather over there! Glad to hear it's not as bad for you as it could have been - you sure have a lot of things going on right now!

this card is so pretty with the colors and DP you used - love the flowers!

Leigh said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Kathy. I love those papers.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, you are quite the woman....all H**l breaks loose and you're able to make this beautiful card?! Girl, you deserve a prize!!! Praying for your safety and for a little peace!

Gina said...

Wow, what a mess for you guys! Hope the roof is all fixed and things have returned to norm for you! Love the card as usual, gorgeous. xo

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Fantastic card girlie! I can't believe you made this among all the chaos! I guess you needed an escape. I hope all gets fixed soon and for not alot of $$!! Hugs to you!

Kristina Lynn said...

Wow things sound like they are crazy!
The card is lovely! Again the colors are beautiful and I like layered flowers. I would be thrilled to get a birthday card like that!

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