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Sunday, 4 August 2019

Raccoons, Foxes, Deer, Possums, Geese and Other Wild Critters.

If you enjoy watching wildlife such as Raccoons, Deer, Foxes, Geese, etc, then pop over to this you tube site https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFCBLU_yftc
Carolina Critters Cam, Chris and Jane (Wonder Woman!)  feed the wild life several times during the day and night, and you can watch 24/7.  The Racoons have just been fed hard boiled eggs! They love them! Every Saturday (USA time) night they treat them with something different.  Watching these wild critters so close up is just amazing.  Hope you go and have a look!
Thanks for dropping by, have a Sunshine day!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Thursday, 1 August 2019

"Jar of Dreams", and Cards!

The photo above is a "Jar of Dreams" I made recently.  I was inspired by a Woodware clear stamp set I have called "Jar of Dreams".  I forgot to photograph the stamp set:-(  The next  photos show how I made the JOD.  I had already bought the jars some time ago from the local Hospice Shop for 20 cents each.  At the time I had no idea what I would make or use them for, I just knew I would  come up some fantastic idea!  And I did!  I already have people wanting to buy them!





The stamped words are from the Woodware stamp set.  It comes with two sayings. 
Below are some Christmas cards I have been making.  I've had a horrible cold for over three weeks and because my immune system is not good, it has taken me a long time to recover.  The cold went to my chest and made my asthma worse, so I was having to use my inhaler several times a day as well as at night.  
All these reindeer cards were made using SU card stock. The banner looks yellow, but I can assure it is shiny gold in real life!





 The next 5 cards I made a week or so back.  The top part of the cards have been embossed on an angle so I could stamp on the plain piece.  I used an SU tree shaped punch for the trees.  Really easy cards to make:-)




The last card was one I made a couple of weeks ago, this too was an easy card to make. 
Thanks for dropping by, have a SUNSHINE day!  {HUGS} to you from ME:-) 

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Stamp Platforms - Which One??

I am thinking of purchasing a new Stamp Platform.  The one I have is not big enough to take my longer stamps easily.  
I am thinking of getting the Tim Holtz Tonic Studio one with the 8.5x8.5 stamping are.
The one I have at present came with the stamping foam, but as far as I know the THTS one doesn't have the foam.  From my experience, the foam helps to give a good impression when stamping. 
What do you think?  Which platform do you use?  Does it matter if there is no foam?  Can I purchase the foam sheet separately if I get the THTS platform?
I have looked at different platforms on the net but am confused!  I just want one that has a bigger stamping area than the one I have now.  If you have any thoughts, please let me know!
Thank you in advance!

Monday, 1 July 2019

Sundays Cards!

I made these three cards yesterday.  The top one has yellow sequins in the center of the daisy, as well as on the card.  
The "Hugs" card was made using a new die I got recently.  This was the first card I made with it.The word "hugs" was cut out of white card and grey card.  The grey card is the negative.  The white "Hugs" is inlaid into the grey card.  I attached the panel to a red card and then onto the embossed white card, and finally onto the red card.
For the card above, I water coloured the birds using water colour pencils.  I like the colours on this card!
Thanks for dropping by, have a SUNSHINE day!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-) 

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Some New "Toys" and What's This??

These are some new craft supplies that have arrived in the last week or so.  The flower stamp in the set above, measures just over 6 inches in length and just over 3 inches wide.  It is a long stamp! I have a card half made with it, and I did the "stamp once and get two cards" thing, as shown in the post I did yesterday. I need a bigger stamp platform because this stamp was a challenge to stamp on the one I have!  (Santa, are you listening?!)  The words on the top word stamp say, "Our weird conversations mean more to me than strong coffee or new shoes..." I am sure I know a few people I can send that to!
The stamp set above is the one I used on the "stamp once and get two cards", in the post before this. The flower stamp in this set is not quite as long as the set above.  (But hey, Santa, I still need a bigger stamp platform!) 
The stamp set above makes these cute flowers, and I also have the matching die set.
This is a new star embossing folder.  I saw a card (somewhere?!) made with this folder and thought I could use it on my Christmas cards.  Which I have yet to make:-)
The three photos below are some new dies I got.  I have some more but have to photograph them.  A couple of the dies (not the ones below) are very intricate and I am having issues cutting them out.  I have tried waxed paper but all I get is a lovely die cut from the waxed paper, not the card.  I looked at buying some drier sheets, but at $8 a pack, I decided not to buy them.  If anyone has any ideas how to die cut intricate dies, feel free to let me know!  Thanks in advance! 




This trio of birds (above is such a cute stamp!  I want to make a few Christmas cards with this stamp.
The bird die below is also cute!  I haven;t done much with any of these new craft things, I have seriously low iron levels and am waiting for an appointment at the local hospital for an iron infusion.  I have been booked in twice for the infusion, and twice I was unwell and had to cancel.  I am now booked in for July 19th.  I feel very weak and lightheaded most of the time.  I just want to get the infusion over an done with and (hopefully!) start to feel better.
 Below are two self healing mats I bought for $4.99 each.  I use them as platforms in my Bigshot die cutting machine, instead of the acrylic ones.  The self healing mats work PERFECTLY!!  I can die cut and emboss.  These mats don't warp or crack and are way cheaper than the acrylic ones.  (I like to save money on craft stuff!)
My last photos is an odd one!  (Even for me!) It is some foil/plastic that my tea bags come in, inside the box.  I am wondering how I can use it for crafting??!  If you have any ideas please let me know!  It is actually a  lovely lime green colour in reality.  It seems such a waste to throw it away!
Ok, I'm done for the day.  I am really tired, even though it's only about 10.20 am.  I really need that iron infusion:-) Thanks for dropping by, have a SUNSHINE day!
{HUGS} from me to YOU:-) 

Friday, 28 June 2019

Thank You "Imagineif"

I recently purchased, online, two Ranger White Opaque Gel pens from a company called "Imagineif" here in NZ.  The pens arrived and I tired to use them, however, neither of the pens worked very well at all.
I contacted the company and was asked to send the pens back to them.  I did this right away.
Today, a couple of days later, they called me to say that they couldn't get the pens to work either, and would give me a refund.  But not only a refund, but they would also refund me the cost of postage I had paid to send them back!  I was stunned that they would do that,and told them so!
So, thank you Samantha Johnson from "Imagineif" in Morrinsville NZ!!  This is a company that really does care about their customers and does their best for them:-)  Check them out on www.imagineif.co.nz they have some great craft products at great prices:-)
That's me for the day, it's getting cold and dark and I am going to get into my jim-jams (pajama's!) now and keep warm!  I HATE Winter:-(

Stamp Once And Make Two Cards!

The two cards above were made by stamping  a large flower stamp  once and getting two cards from it.  I cut the card in half before I stamped.  Aligned it up on my stamp platform with both pieces of card close together and stamped it.  This is a quick and easy way to make cards!  The flower stamp I used it quite long, so it was easy to do.  I added some ink splatters in pink and gold as well as a few gems. I layered the white card onto some SU coloured card.  I also stamped part of the flower image on the inside white panel of the card.  The word stamp and the three dots stamp is from other stamp sets.
The two cards below are made the same way as the two cards above.  I had lot's of fun making these, and as I said, they are quick and easy to make.  As well as being FUN to make!
For the words on these two cards I stamped them on scrap card, cut them out and popped them up with sponge tape to give the cards a  little bit of dimension.  These two cards are splattered with black and gold ink. 
The two cards below are both postcard type cards.  They were some I got from a stamp show some time ago.  I just stamped on the them and added the two angel wings on the card below. 

My health has been up an down recently and I haven't been well enough to do much at times.  Thanks for dropping by!  Have a SUNSHINE day!  (HUGS) from me to YOU:-)  Enjoy your weekend!