Saturday, 11 June 2011

Land Ahoy!

What a week!

Wednesday found me and HB in front of an appeal board trying to get small son into the same school as the big one, talk about intimidating surroundings - they were held in one of the really old builings round here, in the wood panelled former study, at a big old table, with the three members of the appeal panel sat one side and us on the other.  Thankfully I had prepared fully so I knew exactly what I was going to say, and had all my arguements thought out.  Actually they were nice, but so much rests on the decision, that if I hadn't prepared as much as I did then I think I would have forgotten to say something that I thought was important and kicked myself afterwards.  As it was we have done all that we can, just got to wait for the results :-/ 

The headache that I had rumbling around since Wednesday, finally snuck up and got me on Friday morning, and had turned into a full blown migraine, with all the usual side effects thrown in as an added bonus, lovely!!  Fortunately I don't get them that often these days, so I'm keeping everything crossed that this is a one off and not a return to the bad old days when I used to get a couple a month!  HB had to come home and take the kids, as I couldn't see straight so I stayed in the dark and slept it off, finally surfacing at just gone 5.  Surprisingly I slept well last night, and we are off to a friends son's party this afternoon... good job my head is OK, as I suspect it is going to be a noisy one :-D

The theme is pirates - no idea why, but there are a lot of pirate themed parties about at the moment... anyone would think there was a pirate film out soon :-D - so I decided to do him a pirate card

The image is by Mo Manning, and I have added glossy accents to the end of his telescope, and I dug out some coins from the bottom of my stash.  I distressed the Sandylion papers and stitched everything onto black cardstock
I made a little scroll, distressed it with scissors and ink, stamped his name onto it and I made a tassel with embroidery silk.  I was aiming for the tattered, slightly singed look!!

The inside...

...and as I am giving the birthday boy money, I made a little treasure pouch

Before I go, Kerry has got a Blogaversary Candy going at the moment - this is a biggy as she is adding a something to it every day... for the next, errr, lots of days, until the 22nd July!!

Blogaversary Candy

That's it from me today - off to delight in goodness knows how many over excited children... wish me luck :-D

Sue xx


Lisa Jane said...

Oh i hope you feel a lot better and that the headache stays away .
Fab Pirate card - love the distressing and the little treasure pouch is a fab touch
Lisa x

Amanda R said...

This is one of the cutest cards I have seen in a long time! Love the distressing and the little treasure pouch. Glad you are feeling better and will hope for good news from the board!

Jacq said...

Hi Sue,
This is just Gorgeous!!! Love the little pirate image, the dp's, the colour scheme is just perfect. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured so very beautifully. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Anita said...

Fabulous card Sue! Love that pirate image and the coins are the perfect embellies.

So glad you're feeling better and I hope your win with the school board.

happyglitzygirl said...

Gorgeous boy card, great colours. Love the attention to detail, well done. Thanks so much for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Lol@ Johnny Depp (sigh) I'd be drooling lol!!!
Our eldest went to see it the other week & said it was fantastic!!

Great card, love the image & your colouring rocks!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Bea said...

Gorgeous card, think the little pirat will love it :o)

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this time


Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabulous - love the "treasure"

Thanks for joining our "Male Card" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Jeannie said...

Great card Sue - hope you're feeling better now!

Shelby Goolsby said...

What a great card!! Love the distressing and cut money pouch. Hope you feel better soon.

Janice M said...

Great little guy card! Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop!

Emma said...

Such a fabulous card, adorable image and great details.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Stacy Walker said...

Very cute. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge. Good luck

Spyder said...

I love the idea of the treasure pocket, fab card!

Andie's Space said...

Hi Sue,
There is so much imafgination that's gone into this fabulous card. I'm sure Ryan will love it. The colouring & the papers are just perfect for it. Thanks for joining us this week at Secret Crafters.
Andie xx