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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Getting Ready for Christmas!

 Here are some of the SU Mini Treat Bags I made with their cards that go inside them.
My hands are very painful and are slowing me down, but I am getting them done, one by one! 
The striped bag above is actually a bright sparkly gold colour!  IRL it is really pretty! You'll have to take my word in that because it isn't showing up in the photo!  The words say, " 'twas the night before Christmas."
On the card below I have used a die which has a row of hearts to punch out the hearts.  I glued a strip of sparkly gold card behind the punched out hearts.
You can see the row of gold hearts in the photo below.  I found this flower paper when I went on my search for Christmas paper...and found NONE!  I went to a well known store which used to have a huge range of 12x12 scrapbook papers.  Sadly their range of not on;y papers, but other stamping crafts, is getting less and less.  Because it takes me about an hour an half on two buses to get there, I seriously doubt that I will ever bother to go back again.  I was very disappointed the day I went.  In fact, the places I used to buy stamping stuff are all gone.  There is NOTHING nearby:-(  So I have no idea where I am going to get Christmas paper to me more treat bags!  I have searched online, but by the time I add $8 plus for postage, it puts the price up to high. Someone PLEASE open up a decent stamping/paper craft store out West?!  I am desperate!

Well it is a very wet first day of Daylight Saving today, so I will be staying DRY inside and getting creative in my my craft room!  I planted two tomato plants last week, so they will be well watered by all the rain we have had over night and today.  I may have to teach them how to swim!
Thanks for dropping by, have a great weekend!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Christmas and Birthday Treat Pockets/Cards

 The top photo is one of the mini bags I made recently.  The card is what goes inside the bag. I have several birthdays coming up on the horizon, so I am making a start now while I have time!  I really like that Old Olive and Apricot colour scheme!  It always reminds me of the Swan Lake ballet I went to, and all their costumes were of those two colours!
I am rapidly running out of suitable Christmas paper to make more of these treat bags with.  I have just been to two craft shops and none of them had anything suitable:-(  

This treat bag is for Halloween - did you guess?!  I don't make many Halloween things as we don;t actually celebrate it here.  But I do like witches and things and have a few Halloween stamps etc!  Oh yes, this witches butt is on one of those wobbly spring things! Nothing like a witch shaking her butt at you for Halloween!!

Another Christmas treat bag.  Now I need to make cards to go inside the bags - then check I have envelopes the right size!  My next job will be to make the envelopes using my envelope maker board. 
It is a very wet day here today, so I think I will settle in and get crafting!  I have been out (yes, in the rain!) to buy two tomato plants already today, and now I just need this rain to stop so I can plant them!  In the mean time you will find me in my craft room...have a great day and thanks for dropping by! {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Friday, 16 September 2016

SU Mini Treat Bags

These are a few of the mini treat bags I made the other day, and I have decorated these ones.  I had all the "decoration" bits already made, so it was just a matter of matching them to the right bags!  Easy peasy:-)
I have a box with "decoration" bits I have already made, so if I need something in a hurry, or I can't think what to put on a card/bag, I just rummage around and usually find something I like!  

Thanks for dropping by, enjoy your day:-)
{HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Mini Treat Bags

 The weather is horrible and wet today, so I thought it was a great opportunity to stay inside and make some treat bags!  So far I have only decorated the one above.  The bag looks crooked, but it is just the angle I took the photo making it look crooked!
I've made about eight bags, these are just a few of them.  I will make cards to fit in the bags, and also decorate the bags. 
I want to make some Christmas ones, but discovered most of my Christmas paper is too small!  I did have a couple of sheets that were big enough, but I definitely need some more bigger sheets.  A trip to the craft shop will fix that!  Enjoy your day, and thanks for dropping by!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Bird House Card

I made this Bird House using a Stampin' Up! punch - for the roof - and a Nestability die for the box part.   SO much fun!  The leaves are from a Kaisercraft die.
Here's a close up of the birdhouse.  I punched out a small heart using another SU punch. 
Here's the pieces I punched out.  The SU punch I used punches out two sizes.  So you can make a slightly bigger bird house if you want to. 
I punched a hole in the top of the birdhouses to attach a piece of thread so I could hang the birdhouse.
Lot's of fun to make!
Thanks for dropping by, {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Misty Moon!

This was the moon at 7 am this morning!  A little bit misty, and just peeking through the trees.  I much prefer natural lighting rather than turning the power on.  So, when I can, I throw open the curtains and let in as much natural light as possible.  And this is what I saw when I did that this morning!
Within minutes the sky was getting lighter, and the moon was disappearing.  The moon had a misty look about it this morning.  It wasn't clear, as these photo's show. 
As usual, I was outside in my pj's with the camera!  These were taken from my back porch, looking West. 
That tree in the photos will soon have buds on it - Spring is just around the corner!  Yippee!
I haven't made any cards recently, I have lot's of "other" things going on and my creativity is just a bit slow for now.  
Thanks for dropping by, enjoy your weekend! 
{HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Thursday, 18 August 2016

A Nice Surprise!

 I had my old compost bin and fireplace removed yesterday. I knew there was self planted potatoes growing  there but didn't think they would have any potatoes on yet. 
The plants were small and didn't have any flowers on yet, so it was a nice surprise when I ended up with this big bowl full of spuds! As you can see, I wasn't the only one interested in them!  I had some for lunch and they were so yummmm! 
This card was very simple and quick to make.
I lightly sponged some Sunshine Yellow ink around the edges of the "Thank You" piece of card.  There is a lot of white space on the card and I had "issues" with that.  Do I leave it as it is or add something to it??  I don''t usually make cards that have lot's of white spaces left, so this card was/is a challenge for me!
We have another gorjuss stunning sunny today, and I am going to make the most of it! Spring is just around the corner and I have already seen tiny buds on some of the blossom tree's.  Yay!  That means SUMMER is coming:-)
Enjoy your day, whatever you do!  Thanks for dropping by, {HUGS}  from me to YOU:-)