Saturday, 24 January 2009

A Happy Heart

Well, it is nearly midnight here, and I'm sitting here watching one of my favourite TV shows, McLeod's Daughters. It is the last season, and for some reason they are screening multiple shows, back-to-back until all hours of the night. I guess they are just trying to wrap it up (Grrrrrrrr ;-).

I can smell a bushfire, and my eyes are stinging because of it, but I looked online and I think it is down in the Budawang National Park on the coast (almost two hours drive away), and the smoke must be blowing this way. I get a bit nervous when I smell bushfire smoke, ever since the 2003 fires, when the fires came within 200 m of our house. I hadn't been close to a bushfire before then.....and they are pretty darn scary!

This shot was taken near our house by a neighbour just before 2 pm on January 18th 2003, and no...that isn't the sun at photo right. The fire got MUCH closer than this later in the afternoon, it followed bushland tracts/nature reserves and came right around behind us, but by that time we were too busy to be taking photos.

Anyway, I'm rambling. I really just wanted to post a card I finished this evening. It was inspired by this beautiful card by Kirsty Brown. Thanks for the inspiration Kirsty!

Here is my card:

Ingredients (all from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):

Cardstock: Rose Red, Whisper White and Kraft
Stamps: A Happy Heart
Inks: Rose Red and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Accessories: 1" double stitched Rose Red grosgrain ribbon, miscellaneous pink buttons from Bizzy Becs, DMC white embroidery thread, SNAIL, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals and Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Thanks for visiting and I hope that you have a lovely, relaxing Sunday!



Carol Dunstan said...

great card Sam!

Anthonette said...

Awesome creation, Sam! I love your use of Kraft with Rose Red. I haven't used all the stamps from A Happy Heart yet...what am I waiting for? Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie Pamment said...

Beautiful card Sam - and here's hoping bushfire season is short this year! I know what it's like... Take Care xXx

Anonymous said...

Your card is awesome! I love it. I'm so happy I could give you some inspiration. I love checking your blog out on a regular basis.
Cheers Kirsty

Zarna said...

My grandparents had the '97 lithgow bushfires come right up to their back yard and they have this video where my poppy is filming his wife jenny run back and forth with buckets and hoses putting out spot fires and then all of a sudden you hear her go "John!" and the camera gets switched off lol

Jean said...

Sam, I love your card and the way you have placed the buttons on the ribbon! Yes bushfires are terrifying - I was in close contact with them lots where I lived years ago.

Corie said...

This is just beautiful

Juliann said...

Man that is a scary picture!
Glad it didn't get any closer!

Beautiful card!

Take care!