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Monday, 27 June 2016

Mondays Creation!

This cat card is the same one in the post below this.  I just added a little bird to his tail! This is one of the tiny birds from a die from Lorraine.  I just felt that the cat needed a bird on his tail! Funny how these things come to me AFTER I have already posted a photo of it!

 
I made the card above from one I CASed from the one below, which I found on Pinterest.  I am not sure who made it but if you know, please let me know so I can give them credit! I used the Stampin' Up! Hardwood stamp partially inked up and stamped it sideways across the card.   I love how it turned out!  It puts another spin on using that stamp.  I am always looking for different ways to use the stamps I have.  By stamping the stamp sideways, it looks totally different.  The flowers are die cut from an SU die set.  Botanical something or others!  You know what I mean!


Okay, that's me for Monday!  Thanks for visiting, {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Inspired!

OMG!  I just made this card! (Above)  I found the card below, on Pinterest and was inspired to make my own version!  I am not sure who made this card, but if you know who it is please let me know so I can give them credit.  For my card I used one of the gorjuss cat die cuts that Lorraine gave me recently!  I have to get that die as I really like it!
 
Thanks for visiting,{HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

I Made A Card!

 This apricot coloured card didn't photograph well:-(  The card is a SU one and IRL is a pretty apricot colour, unlike the photo!!  
Here's the tree, with Autumn coloured Flower Soft on it. I did lightly stamp some small dots and bubbles before I put the Flower Soft on top.  Before  send the card I will lightly spray it with hair spray to stop the FS coming off.  
Below is the SU stamp set the tree is from.
This is a small black cat I am making!  He is not quite finished as I have run out of black thread:-(  He needs stuffing and stitching together then he's done!
Below is a close up of one of two dinner size glass plates I got FREE from the local church Op Shop!  They were on a table marked "FREE". They werte a bit challenging to photograph, so I ended up taking a close up so you can see the pattern of leaves and fishes.  They appeared to be brand new.
I have not done much stamping lately as it has been cold and wet:-(  (Have I mentioned how much I hate Winter?!)  My hands get very cold and I can't do anything.  And I think I may have slightly lost my motivation, which I put down to it being so cold, wet and dark during the day. I need daylight!! I'm off to SENZ (Scrapbooking Expo New Zealand) next week and I am hoping to get inspired by all the great craft things there!  
Thanks for dropping by, have a great weekend and come back soon!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Keep(ing) Calm!

I know I have published this little card I made in an earlier post, but it seems appropriate for this post!  It's around 2 am and I should be in bed asleep.  (I was!)  However, I was woken by a loud noise that sounded like someone was trying to break in.  It sounded like it was on the windows in my bathroom.  
I got up an turned all the lights on in the house and then dialed out emergency number, 111.  I have to admit, I have never been so scared in all my life.  
One of my  cats who was asleep on the end of the bed also heard the noise and jumped up off the bed and run out into the lounge.
The Police were here in a couple of minutes (that at the time and being so scared, felt like hours!) and came and checked out the entire property and all the windows etc.  They couldn't find any evidence of a break in or anything out of order.  I am very grateful for their super quick response to my call.  But I can't go back to sleep as I am on edge now:-( My senses are heightened and I am very aware of every noise outside! So I am sitting here having a cup of tea, and writing this!
Gee, I may even get 'creative'  and make a card!  I just don't think I can go back to bed and go to sleep yet.
Thanks for dropping by, it's not my usual post I know, but it helps for me to write abut it!
Have a great (safe!) weekend, {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)


Monday, 13 June 2016

Inspiration - Or Not!

Do you have a "Go To Formula" for making cards?  A formula or layout you use when inspiration is not kicking in but you still want to make a card??  I would love you to share your ideas with me!  I sometimes (like now) get stuck for ideas and even though I check your blog, I still get stuck.  I found one "go to formula" and although it is good, I would love to find other idea's!  
In winter I just want to hibernate and wake up in summer...but I am not a bear so I can't do that!  I am hoping you guys out there will share some great "go to formulas" to keep me going through the next few wet and cold (and getting colder!) months!  
Thank you in advance!  Have a great week, {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Sunset and Boxes!

 These three photo's are of the sunset recently, early one evening.  I am surprised they came out so well as it was getting quite dark.
And yes!  The tree below is the neighbours gorjuss Autumn tree at the bottom of my garden!  Even though it is almost bare, I still think it is beautiful!  Love the lone bird at the top of the tree!  He just happened to land a second before I took the photo! 


 Below are some boxes I bought over the weekend.  They are cubes of 12 1/2 inches and are made of material with vinyl on the front panel.  They have a piece of material covered heavy card for the bottom.  They come flat and guess what they cost each?! ...  
One dollar!!  I also got some purple ones. 
They hold quite a lot of stuff and I have them under my craft desks to keep keep things tidy.
Of course, my 2 curious cats believe they are for them to hide in! They had a great time when I unpacked them and had them all around the room!  I also have some in my bedroom as I don't have much storage space. in there.  
I haven't done any craft work this week as we have had some icy cold weather, and my hands were too cold to do anything!  Warmer weather today though:-)  Have a great week and see you again soon!  Thanks for dropping by, {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Monday, 30 May 2016

Be Calm and Have Fun!


While visiting the Gluten Free Food and Allergy Show recently, I picked up a business card (top photo) from a company selling some beautiful body oil, plus other things. The card inspired me to stamp and draw my own version (photo directly above).  I was inspired by the soft colours, and the word "calm".  I hand drew the word 'calm', and stamped the butterflies.  I found it really relaxing.  It's not perfect, and it isn't meant to be.  It was a lesson in relaxing and having fun at the same time.  I achieved both!  Thanks for visiting, hope you left with a smile!  Come back soon!
{HUGS} from me to YOU:-)