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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Old Die, New Card! Sunshine 100 Plus!

 The die I used on this card is one I have had for some time.  It cuts and embosses, but I could never get it to emboss well when I had my Cuttlebug.  Now I have the Bigshot Plus, I can get it to emboss.  Sadly it isn't showing up too well here.  The card is pale pink (not a good colour to photograph!) and I used a piece of white card for the die.  I cut it one way first, then turned it around and die cut the other side so I got a kid of strip of card. IRL the pink card is brighter than it shows here.
These are two crates I posted in another post, I have decorated them and to show the size better, I put three bottles of nail polish in each crate!  The top crate has a tiny squirrel on it and the bottom crate has a blackbird on it.  P.S. "Cyril-the Squirrel" is  silver, not shiny white as he appears in this photo!
And here is a new tomato plant...
... can you see why I bought it??!!
I'll be planting it in the garden later today.  I am looking to buy a tomato plant called a "jellybean Tomato".  I bought the tomatoes last year but can't find the actual plant to buy.  They are an oval shape and so sweet.  Like a cherry tomato but a different shape and just so yummy to eat.
Above are my three Sunflower seeds I got free from the supermarket!  They were giving them away.  You got the pot, three seeds and a tablet of compressed soil. I put the tablet into some water and within seconds it became wet soil.  These seedlings are ready to be planted out now.  The roots are growing through the bottom of the pot!
Thanks for dropping by, have a SUNSHINE day!
{HUGS} from me to YOU:-) 

Friday, 8 September 2017

Tiny Floral Crate

I just bought this cute crate die for $14 off trademe.co.nz  As far as I can tell, it is exactly the same as the SU one just a lot cheaper.  (I am fine with that!)
I had the flower already made and just sitting on my desk waiting to be used, so it got stuck to the side of the crate with a glue dot.  The crate is very quick and easy to make.  You die cut two crate pieces and then fold on the score lines and stick it together - Simple!
I used a fairly firm card, and in the sunlight, it has a kind of 'shimmer' or 'sparkle' to it.
The measurements of the box are: 4 inches in length, 2 inches in height, and 2 inches in width.
That's all for now, thanks for dropping by, have a SUNSHINE day!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Todays Cards!

Here is a card I made today.  I copied a card I got from my awesome friend Robyn, who lives in Queensland.  She always inspire me with cards she send me!  Her card had a cat on it, but I used "Newton" the dog from Hero Arts. He is a well used stamp!
The card opens out when you pull the tab.
In these two photos, above and below, you can see how it opens up.
I had lots of fun making this card, and I think I will be making some more in the future!  Below is a close-up of "Newton"!  I used a glitter pen thing from CTMH to give him a sparkly wash.  I also used some  "Glossy Accents" on his spots and his nose and his paw print on the bottom right hand corner of the card.  His tongue has some pale pink "Nuvo Crystal Drops" on.  Kind of looks like he has a pink marshmallow on his tongue!! 
I finally got to use one of the gorjuss calendar stamps that Lorraine M sent me a few months back! I intend to make more of these and make them into a kind of hanging 12 months calendar.  I made this one to see how it turned out.  Besides being out of focus, it came out ok!  The circle size is 2 1/2 inches.  I really must take a clear shot of it I got too close with this one and didn't realise until I posted it here.  Oh well, another day tomorrow huh!
I used some tiny flower stamps around the edge of the card, and put some tiny diamonds onto the center of the flowers. 
All done for today! Hope you have a SUNSHINE day!  Thanks for dropping by:-)  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

"Luka" and The Moon!

 These are some photos I took of the full moon one night.  Luckily for me it was a cloudless sky that night!  You can easily see the craters on the surface of the moon, especially on the photo below.  I have always had a fascination for the moon, and can't resist taking photos of it on a clear night! 
 Below is the gorjuss "Luka"!  I was at the hospital waiting for the shuttle to bring me home one day.  Tied to a post was this gorjuss boy, "Luka", waiting patiently for his mum to come back and take him for a walk.  He is 18 months old in this photo, and he was so cuddly I just had to give him a big hug - even though he was wet from the rain!  Isn't he beautiful?!
That's me for today, have a SUNSHINE day!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Floral Cards

I made this card (above) for  a lovely lady I know who is going through treatment for breast cancer.  I just wanted her to know I was thinking of her and that she isn't alone.  She is a lovely person, and very kind and generous.  I put a lot of 'love' into this card:-)

 The top card is supposed to be  masculine card, I have trouble making these so this  was a challenge!
These floral cards are made using some SU flower dies.  The gold roses are from another company.  Not sure who makes them as they had no label on them when I bought them. This is the first time I have used them.  I like them cut out in gold rather than any other colour for some reason.
These photos are close ups of the flowers.

I had a lot of fun making these cards and once I did one, I had to do more!  I thought I might do some in red and white for Christmas, but haven't done any yet.  Oh well, I have time, don't I ??!
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Thanks for dropping by, have a SUNSHINE day!
{HUGS} from me to YOU:-) 




Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Sundays Christmas Cards!

These are the Christmas cards I made last Sunday!
There are four cards stamped in dark green ink, and four done in light green ink.  Each card measures 11/1/2 cms square.
I stamped four ginger bread men cards, then changed to the reindeer die cuts, below.  There are five of the reindeer cards.  I used a small reindeer die to make them.

Above are the envelopes for the cards.  I had bought them for a a couple of dollars from the Hospice Shop.  When I post the cards in these envelopes, I will use a die cut circle of adhesive card in the center of the folds, to make sure the envelopes stay closed during posting.  These cads were fun to make, but painful as my thumbs were really sore.  But I persevered and even though it took me most of the day, I got them finished:-)
This pocket and card above is one of about 15 I have made so far.  In the front of the new SU catalogue you can see pockets like these with a binder and other bits.  I liked the idea so decided to make my own!  I have a binder the right size so didn't need to buy anything. 
Above is the pocket with the card that goes inside.  To cut the white card, I used a punch from We R Memory Keepers.  It's a BIG HEAVY punch and to get it to punch the card I have to stand on it!!  I just don't have the strength to use my hands.  I used double sided paper from Stampin' Up! for each pocket.  Having run out of SU DSP I am now looking to buy some other paper I can use.  I have plenty of paper but it isn't double sided:-(  Typical! 
Thanks for dropping by, {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Monday, 7 August 2017

Just A Question...

A few years ago I used to visit a blog called "Curts World" - www.curtsplayhouse.blogspot.com 
I noticed he stopped blogging sometime in 2014.  Does anyone know what happened and why he stopped blogging?  I miss seeing his cards and hearing about his beautiful dogs.  Just wondering why he no longer blogs.  I really enjoyed his cards etc.

I am working on some CHRISTMAS cards today, but have stopped as it is my cousins birthday and she is coming for a visit!  
I hope to have the cards done in the next couple of days...watch this space!
Thanks for dropping by, and email me at brollysdolly@gmail.com or leave me a comment if you can help with my question above.
Thanks!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)