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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Vodafone Ninja's Not Helping"

For the last three months I have been receiving the same text message from 2 different people.  This is the same text message sent multiple times, over and over every day.  Sometimes coming though at 6 am.  I went to talk to the Vodafone Ninja's (as they are called) at Lynn Mall last week, to ask for help in stopping the texts.   They checked my phone settings etc and said they didn't know why it was happening and couldn't help me. Really??!  But you're a "Ninja", and it's your job to help people like me who have problems with their mobile phones!  I left the shop feeling like she didn't really even care and wasn't interested.  I was annoyed with  her attitude.
One of the senders of the multiple text messages doesn't use that phone and has no credit on it, and yet it still sends the text...every day.
So I contacted Vodafone online.  He said he has never heard of this problem before and no-one else has ever had this problem! REALLY??!!  I told him I had Googled it and came up with MULTIPLE people having the exact same problem.  
Come on Vodafone Ninja's, get it sorted asap!
Just had to get this off my chest as it is really irritating me that in this technological day and age, no-one can fix this problem?!  OMG and we are going to send people to MARS the future??  I sure hope technology is up to date for that!  Make sure your phone is working before you leave Planet Earth you guys!
Thanks for listening..if anyone is reading this!
{HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Chopstick Hair Styler: My Jandals: Two Diwali Festival Cuties: My Two Crazy Cats!

I recently purchased a Lee Stafford Chopstick Hair Styling Wand from Ebay in the UK. These 2 photo's (above and below) are what it looks like.
The barrel is very flat and thin, which gives you cork screw curls in a very short time. The barrel is ceramic and heats up ultra-quick.
 But the plugs are different here in NZ than it is in the UK, so I had to buy a converter plug (top photo) so I could change the UK plug so I could use the hair Styler here in NZ and Australia.  So off I went to Jaycar Electronics to buy the new plug.  The UK plug is this photo below.  You can see the pins are a totally different shape to the NZ plug. (See the last photo of the new, clear plug.)
 So I cut the UK plug off the Styler...
Then carefully stripped off some of the plastic coating around the wires.  (Photo below)  The black round thing is my lens cap off my camera.  I had to put it there so the camera would focus because I was photographing against a white background. 
 Then I used my wire strippers to strip off 1/4 of an inch of the plastic coating on the wires.
The blue wire is the "neutral" wire (it used to be black) and the brown wire is the "active" wire, (it used to be red.)
Then I twisted the wires so they were all nice and tight then threaded them into the appropriate little holes and made sure I tightened the screws so they held the wires in the right place.  I also hooked the wires through the nubs on the plug to hold them in place.
Ad lastly I attaches the new plug cover, which is clear, as you can see.  Then I plugged the Styler in to the power point and cork-screwed my hair!  I have never changed a plug before and managed to get this one done in  ten minutes, which I thought was good considering I had never done it before!
The only "challenge" I had was my thumbs. They were (and still are) very painful and so they made things a little challenging...but I did it!  Yay me!!
The next two photo's are of my jandals that I decorated with some flowers!  I've had the jandals for a few years and had glued a purple flower to them ages ago, but recently decided to ditch that flower and re-decorate them!  I bought the flowers at the $2 Shop and used a hot glue gun to glue the flowers onto the jandals.
They are those sort of jandals that mold to the shape of your foot and are very comfortable.

These two photo's are of 2 cuties who were at the recent Diwali Festival held at Aotea Square in Auckland City.
 Below is a photo of Romeo-Valentino 'hiding' in between two old pillows and an old cat bed which I am getting rid of.  He must of got himself in between the two pillows and is actually lying on his back!  Obviously, I couldn't resist taking his photo!
And this is him again, below, resting in Pink Panthers arms! 
The story is, both cats love to sleep there, as you can see.  One cat will get up and move away, and the other cat will immediately get in where the other cat was sleeping! 
Bella-Rosa is a bit camera shy, but not Romeo-Valentino, he loves the camera and is ready to pose anytime!
I have had trouble downloading my photo's from my camera and had to buy a card reader so I could get them off the camera.  I am still working on what the problem is, it was okay a week ago but not now:-(  
I am still trying to make some Christmas cards but need some inspiration!  They need to be quick and easy - do you have any idea's?!  Okay, I have to go now, things to do!
Enjoy your day!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)
Thanks for dropping by:-) 

Sunday, 9 October 2016

RAK Card

Here is my Random Act of Kindness (RAK) card I made and gave to someone recently. Below is the envelope I stamped to match the card.  SO much fun, and a lot of "love" put into the card:-)  The black cat is a die and I cut out three cats in grey card which is slightly thicker than my usual card. Then I cut out the cat in black card and stuck them all together on top of each other.  I wanted the cat to kind of stand out form the rest of the card.  
I follow my awesome friend  
Nancy's blog and she recently had a post about sending RAK cards.  I took up her challenge and this is the card I made.  Nancy and I met way back in the late 90's, in Illinois USA.  Nancy is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I just loooove her cards and things she creates!  Please check out her blog, you will love it!  Double click on the word "blog" in blue/purple above and that link will take you to her blog.  What isn't showing up on the envelope is all the little "dew drops" I put on the flowers and leaves.  For this I used tiny drops of Glossy Accents.  This stuff is magic and I love it!  I use it for glue as well, especially if I have tiny things to glue.  I have the very fine needle like tip which makes is so much easier to use.

Above is the envelope I made to match the card.  IRL the card and envelope are much brighter and more sparkly than it is hosing on here.  I made the birdhouse using a square die, and the roof was made using a SU corner punch.  And the cute little birds are the ones that Lorraine gave me a few months ago. Another RAK!  Please double click on Lorraine's name and this will take you to her blog.
The recipient of this card just loved it:-)
Ok that's all for now, hope you enjoyed your visit!  Have a great weekend, and don't forget to take up the challenge of sending some RAK cards!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

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:-)