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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Truck Crash

 While talking to a friend on the phone yesterday afternoon, I saw a truck driving past my place.  The next thing I see the truck fish-tail and swerve sharply.  Then I hear  a very loud crash and I see a truck and a large tree in front garden coming towards the house where I was sitting!  I grabbed my camera and rushed outside.  I was first on the scene and all I could see was to guys slumped forward in their seats, not moving. I panicked and thought they were dead!  After making sure they were ok and had no injuries I took these photos.  
 They had hired this truck to move some stuff, but the truck empty at the time of the crash.  These "Hireace" trucks are notoriously hard to control when they are empty.  They sway a lot and are not easy to control.  
 Thank heavens my large Palm tree was whee it was, because if it hadn't been there to stop the truck, the truck would have gone into the front of the house right where I was sitting!  
The driver of the truck was quite shaken and upset as he had just hired the truck earlier that day.  He wasn't speeding, so it wasn't speed that caused the crash. 
My poor fence and big tree have taken a bit of a battering, but I have the guys name and his insurance will pay to fix the fence and the tree.  I love that tree, it gives lot's of shade in summer and shelter for the birds.  I  hope it can be saved. 
Poor tree, it's on quite a lean now!  I just hope with all the rain we have had in the last few days, that the roots don't get waterlogged and uproot the tree.  
Three of us, including me witnessed it and we all said that the driver was not speeding at the time of the crash.   
I know I love car crash photography, but my main concern was someone may have been injured.  When you see two guys slumped forward and not moving after a crash, you think the worst.  I must have asked them 50 times if they wee sure they were ok!
Both my cats were inside at the time, "Romeo" was on the top if his climbing tree, which is about 6 feet tall.  He jumped off where he was sitting and went so quickly he took the mat he was sitting on with him!  "Bella" bolted and hid under the bed for two hours!  
As I said, I was talking to a friend on the phone at the time, and when I saw the crash, I told her I had to go and would call her back..  I threw the phone down on the table without hanging it up!  After the crash I came back inside and hung the phone up properly, it had been off the hook for about half an hour!  I called my friend back and she said she had heard the crash through the phone and thought one of my cats had tipped the table over!  When I told her it was a truck coming though my front fence she was in shock!  
So I had a 'busy' afternoon...but not making cards!  I have been out this morning and tied the fence up as best I can to stop dogs wandering in.  It's now a bit safer for "Bella" to be outside.  I have cut some branches off a tree and put them in the gaps where the fence has some missing palings.  I just have to wait for the insurance company to come and fix it, heaven knows how long that will be.
Thanks for dropping by,  have a SUNSHINE day! {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Thursdays Cards!

The card above was inspired by Connie from Simply Simple Stamping.  She had made a card like this, with a bookmark added to the front of the card.  Such an easy way to add a small gift to a card!  Click on her name and it will take you right to her blog!  I check her blog often a there is always something fun to make - thank you Connie!  The placement of the double sided tape under the oval keeps the bookmark from sliding out the bottom.  And I used scraps of card and DSP I had laying on my desk.  The words are from an old SU stamp set I have had for a long time.
The cat card below is for some friends of mine who very kindly came and fed my two fur babies while I was in hospital last year.  Yes, I know, I am very late at getting it done! The problem was, I wasn't very well for some time after the surgery and this stopped me doing any kind of craft work.  The little mouse is from another 'old' SU stamp set!  The "Thank You" stamp is from "Hooks, Lines and Inkers" who are not around anymore, or maybe they have changed their name?  I'm not sure.  I know they used to be "DJ Inkers" when I first discovered them.  
I've been a bit slow this week, I had the flu injection on Monday and ended up with a very painful arm afterwards, and could barely move my arm it was so sore:-(  On top of that it's Hay Fever/Allergy season and my sinuses have been blocked for weeks:-(  I am feeling better today, but all it takes is for a neighbour to mow their lawns and I will be off sneezing again - not fun!  I seem to have Hay Fever/Allergies all year round, but worse at the change of Seasons.  Oh well, Summer is coming round again in a few months so it will settle down a bit then!
Thanks for dropping by, have a SUNSHINE day!  {HUGS} (allergy free!) from me to YOU:-)

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Makes You Think!

 I saw something similar to this on Pinterest and decided to write my own version.  The first one, "Things You Can Control", came easily to mind, but the second one, "Things I Can't Control" was a lot harder and had me thinking a lot harder!  But they were both fun to do, both the words an the doodling. 
I had the perfect cards to write them on...these ones below!  These are some that Lorraine M gave me awhile ago - thank you Lorraine!  They are the perfect size (5x8") and I used the white side of the cards.  I found it very relaxing and absorbing creating these cards.   Lot's of fun!
And an update on the new cat bed..."Bella" is the one who has been sleeping in it mostly, although "Romeo" did spend the first night in it.  He is SO funny getting in the bed, he is a big boy and just about has to turn himself inside out to get in!  
Thanks for dropping by, have a SUNSHINE day!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

"The New Bed"

 While I was out today I went into the local Hospice Shop.  I swore I would never go back in there again after I was served by a lady with a really bad attitude.  But!  I decided that I was not going to let her dictate whether or not I shop there.  So in I went, and I found THIS!  A gorjuss soft and plush cat bed for $5.  It's brand new and is just so soft and warm.  Well, Romeo was the first to try it...
 and here he is half in and half out!  I know he can fit, but for some reason he wasn't going any further in than this!
The he tried again...and still his bum was too big!  Bella had a look at it and decided it wasn't for her and run off outside!  Huh!  Some gratitude wouldn't go amiss here!!  It's probably too hot at the moment for them to want to sleep in it, but wait til Winter and they will BOTH want to get in it!
Thanks for dropping by, have a SUNSHINE day!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)


 Here's another word card I made.  I die cut "Peace, Hope, Love and Joy" and mixed up the letters to get "Happy"!  Andrea suggested "Hello" too, so that's another one I can make! Please check out her blog here. Thank you Andrea💜 The blue paper I used on this card has a glitter like feel and look to it.  The flowers are die cut from a Stampin' Up! die set.  
 Another little treat bag I made, using Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends stamp and die set.  The strip behind the fox is actually cork.  I bought a roll of it from my local $2 Shop.  Thanks for dropping by, have a SUNSHINE day!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-) 💜

Sunday, 6 May 2018

"Peace, Love, Hope and Joy."

I have finished all the PLHJ cards and I made bookmarks to go in with each card.  Above is a photo of all the cards with their bookmarks.  I am happy how they have turned out, in spite of wanting to "curl" the flowers and not being able to!  I call it being flexible!  If you click on the photo (or any photo on my blog) it will enlarge the photo so you can see it better.
Thanks for dropping by, have a SUNSHINE day!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-) 

Saturday, 5 May 2018


 Here's another card I made using some of the word dies.  I glued the letters on to some pre-cut pink squares of light card/paper.  And my thanks goes to Lorraine M for gently reminding me that maybe using tweezers to hold the tiny letters when I glue them would stop the glue getting all over ME and not the letters - it works perfectly!! Thank you Lorraine!  I have those reverse tweezers which I find easy to use.
Thanks for dropping by, have a SUNSHINE day!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)