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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Another Santa Parade!

Well we all know who this guy is, don't we!  I have to say, he gets around, because I am seeing him everywhere at the moment!  These photos were all taken at the New Lynn Lions Christmas Parade last Saturday.  A beautiful warm sunny day:-)
Some of the pipe band, and yes, they had Bagpipes! 

Some lovely ladies whom I think were from a dance group that was at the Parade. 
 Woohoo!  Bagpipes!!

 A basket full of lollypops!  And yes, I got one!  Although I am sure it isn't gluten free:-(
 A cute and colourful train makes a great resting place for tired bodies!


Oh my gosh, what a cute wee face she has!  Love those lips and eyes!
This wee boy was sitting int he Police car wearing the Policemens hat!  The kids loved this and the queue was very long!  I was lucky and got a lot of photo's of the kids wearing the police hat.
Just love the artwork! 
Love the butterfly, so soft and pretty! 
While sitting in the Police car, the kids were allowed to try out the siren and the loud speaker.  This created lot's of fun and laughter! 
This little girl was a bit shy, but managed a smile for me!
 OMG look at this little cutie pie!  She was soooo cute in her little red Christmas scarf!
Below is a very tall Christmas Elf!  Way taller than everyone else!


 Love those rainbows!  Lot's of kids had their faces painted, some with animals faces and others with rainbows!  So much fun!
This little girl was riding one of Santas Reindeer! 
OMG what a cute face! 
More rainbow face painting!  So pretty! 
 Some colourful ladies (and man) with the fairy!  I have photographed this fairy many times at various parades.  She is so nice and the kids just LOVE her!  (Me too!)


A close up of the fairy!  Love the decorations in her hair! 
Some lovely dancing ladies.  Very nice to watch! 
And this was written on the back of a t. shirt! Such true words!  I took hundreds of photo's, way too many to put on here!  Hope you enjoyed your visit! {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Thursday, 1 December 2016

"Love, Hope, and Joy"

I have been working on these three jars for the last couple of days.  I finished them this afternoon, yay!  These are for a friends birthday.  I painted the jars using some enamel paint, then I hot glued the jute band around the top of each jar.  I added the butterflies and flowers, with the strings of pearls under the butterflies.  The I die cut a heart to match each jar and stamped the words, "Love, Hope, and Joy".  I attached these by threading the string of pearls through a hole I punched in each heart.  Sooooo much fun!! 
Below is a close up of the butterfly and flowers. 
Here's the blue jar...below.... 
 ...and the decorations on the top...
 ...and below is the lavender coloured jar...
 ...I have to admit these were so much fun to make and I couldn't wait to see the finished product!
 In the photo above, you can see the glitter brush I used on the butterfly wings.  It isn't showing up too clearly, but it is there!
Seeing as I had some butterflies to spare, I also decorated this smaller jar, and placed a candle inside it.  I had to make a quick trip my local Op Shop to get some more jars, as I had run out of ones I already had.  Luckily they had plenty to choose from!
 Thank you for dropping by today, I hope you had fun and were inspired!  Come back soon:-)
{HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Monday, 28 November 2016

Two Christmas Jars!

These are two small jars I decorated for Christmas.  I am using up bits and bobs that I have in my stash.  It's amazing what I am finding!  I die cut the flowers and the stars using some hessian material. The top photo is the front of each jar while the bottom one is of the back of each jar.  I used paper studs to hold the flowers and the stars together, and hot glued the flowers etc to the jars.  I die cut some sparkly see through gold material to put over each flower or star.  Hard to see on here, I know!
The tiny stars on the jar on the right hand side are actually a lovely SPARKLY mint green colour...not like the pale washed out colour they are showing up here!  Oh well!  Deep *sigh*!
Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you enjoyed your visit!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-) 


Sunday, 27 November 2016

Glittered Fun In A Jar!

These are a couple of glass jars I have decorated this week!  First of all I cleaned the jars and dried them.  Then I sprayed some Vellum  adhesive on to the jars and liberally sprinkled glitter all over them.  This one is a weird colour!  In the jar of glitter itself, it looks like a pale pink/silver colour.  On this jar it looks purple/silver!  IRL it is a much nicer colour:-)
I used Martha Stewart glitter as it is  nice and fine.  I cut some stars from some hessian material and used a hot glue gun to stick everything to the jars.  I also added a string on tiny Christmas lights to the tops of each jar.  messy, but oh-so-much-FUN!!
Here's the two jars together.  They are about 8 inches in height. I might put some of those tea light candles (the battery operated ones) inside the jars to make it look pretty at night. The jars are really sparkly IRL!  I have ten more jars I want to decorate, some to give as gifts, and others to keep.  As I said, messy, but FUN!

Thanks for dropping by, I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Glen Eden Santa Parade!

These are some of the photos I took at the Santa Parade today.  Absolutely horrible wet, cold windy day:-(  But the Parade was fantastic!  I came home with cold, numb, blue fingers..and a smile on my face! (And lots of photos!)  After coming home and thawing out I totally forgot how cold I had been!  Even the trees (above) were decorated! 
And the dogs!  So cute and colourful! Hope they didn't have a "rrufff day!



This very bouncy lady had springs on her feet and was bouncing all over the place! 
One of the pipe bands.  I have Scottish blood in me so I love the bagpipes!  (Santa!  Please bring me some bagpipes fro Christmas!!)
It was good to see my local Fire Brigade all dressed up for the ocassion!
I wish I was this tall... 
"Minnie Mouse" was there but I didn't see "Mickey Mouse" anywhere?!  I once proposed to "Mickey Mouse" when I was at Disneyland.  The person taking the photos was quick to say he couldn't marry me because "Minnie Mouse" would be very upset!!  My life could have been a "carnival"!

I'm not really into cars, but this one caught my eye for sure! 
...And this one too! 
And this one!
These kids were happy in spite of the wind and rain and were happy to have their photo taken! 
And this little boy was just gorjuss!  Such a happy face! 
Another one of the many bands at the Parade. 

"Morris Dancers" in all their finery!  Now I know what to do with all my scraps of material...Just add bells!

I loved this colourful Unicorn!  He came over and rubbed noses with me!  Shame I couldn't take a photo of that! 
The boy in the top photo was giggling so much when the Unicorn stopped to say hello to him!

OMG!  This guy had such an awesome expression on his face, I just had to take some shots of him! 

And this little girl was so cute!   I love purple and red together! 

Another Pipe band, and such a talented group! Love it!  (Santa!  Don't forget my bagpipes, please!)
Not sure who these guys were, Vikings maybe?  But they were very colourful! 

Every so often they stopped and "saluted" the crowd, on both sides of the Parade.  The crowd certainly loved them!  (Me too!) 
Love the face painting on this happy lady!  
And we all know who this bloke is!  He was probably the warmest, driest person at the Parade, in his red suit!  (Remember my bagpipes, Santa!) 
It was good to see the St. John Ambulance guys there, and all dressed up too! 
 Ok, that's all for today, hope you enjoyed your visit!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)