Sunday, 27 March 2011

Racing towards five...

The birthdays are drawing nearer, and I am pretty much on top of the birthday cards. I finished Mr Almost 5's card early last week, but have been madly studying for my MROCP up until this morning (when I sat for the test...fingers crossed I passed) I haven't managed to post it yet.

I am really happy with the card that I made...and am totally in love with the colour combo...which includes some of my carefully hoarded Vintage Violet cardstock (be still my heart! I'd forgotten how much I LOVE that colour).

List of ingredients:

Cardstock: Vintage Violet, Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Crumb Cake (all SU)
Ink: Baja Breeze Classic Ink (SU) and Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Stamps: Linen (SU), Calendar Alphabet & Numbers (SU) and Birthday Bash Sentiments (PTI)
Accessories: Orange Zest Satin Ribbon (PTI), White Twisted Paper Cord (Annabelle Stamps), White Gel Pen (misc), Large Scalloped Border (PTI), 1 3/8" circle punch (yacht hull), 1 1/4" square punch (yacht sails), two step owl punch (yacht number circles), heart to heart punch (seagulls), Tombow mono adhesive (Penwa) and Mini glue dots (SU).

I also have one wee bubba shot to share with you too...sorry, I just can't seem to help myself...

I hope that you all had a lovely weekend! I did, except for having nightmares about how my exam would go this morning. It is the first exam I have sat for since I finished up at UNSW in 1997...and I'd forgotten how anxious I get about them. My dream involved me sitting for the exam in a local McDonald's store, and it was so noisy I couldn't think straight...and when I opened the exam all the pages were cut up in weird papercrafting shapes!!!!!!). I think it went ok in the end...and that I'll be able to make all the necessary VHF/MF/HF calls that we might need to make en route, without making too much of a fool of myself ;-).

Thanks for dropping by today....OVER and OUT.

(Blogged to: Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve and Born This Way - Lady GaGa).


Karen said...

Hiya Sam!

I'm sure you did fine with your exam cause you're a smart cookie! lol

Just LOVE the card you made and I am so gonna get that scallop border on my next order. Good lord did I just say 'next' order?? I think I have a problem! lol


KimB said...

The big scallops make awesome waves Sam!! Love the bright burst of the orange too :)I've no doubts you did fine on the exam too!

Unknown said...

Thats a great card Sam, the scallops are oh so cute, and the violet is lovely, fingers crossed for your exam, though I am sure you will do well, oh and a cutey patootie picture too :)

susy said...

Firstly; love the card, may need to lift this one one day :-)
Second; never apologise for posting baby photos-babies, can never get enough of them :-)
And lastly; lol about the dream, funny the tricks the brain plays on us while we sleep. Good luck with it.

Debbie Pamment said...

I LOVE that your card reflects your forthcoming adventures - it's awesome!!! Well done on your exam too - did you head to maccas for a burger afterwards - LOL.
And how cute is bubba!!!!

Diane Barnes said...

Such a fun card Sam. your scallop waves are very cool & seagulls very clever. Mister will love it Hope your time on Lucey isn't as choppy though. I'm sure you've sailed through your exams too.
Hope you have a happy day. Hugs, D

Patrice said...

Gorgeous card there - you are so clever and Mister Almost 5 is going to love it I'm sure.

Thumper is looking rather cute in his little red hat - rather relaxed too with his arm raised like that :o)

I bet you aced your exam!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

What a fantastic card Sam - LOVE all those waves and the way you did the seagulls is sheer genius!

I'm sure you went great in your exam! Funny how our minds play all sorts of tricks on us when we are stressing. I had to laugh that your crazy dream involved your cardmaking......

And oh, I can't enough of baby photos - Thumper looks totally adorable :-)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

So cute ... I just wanna cuddle! Love the clever ideas on your card, too! Simple ... but sooooo clever! And ... fingers crossed for your exam! Hugs xxaxx