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Thursday, 27 October 2011

An Owl and A Witch...

...and a crazy cat climbing the wall - he was chasing a laser beam!
The owl card was made using an SU punch, and SU card.
The rubbish bin on the other card is from Rubber Stamps of America.
I had fun making both cards, especially the rubbish bin one! The 'legs' are off a Santa stuck in a chimney stamp. When I bought the stamp I knew I would use it on Christmas cards but also to make "witchy" cards!
Thanks for visiting; {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Nice Legs!

What else can I say?! The cauldron was made using the slot punch from SU and a circle nestie. The flames are the SU bird punch & the logs are the SU slot punch again.
The witches legs are actually off a Santa who is stuck down a chimney!
Ok so I was having a slightly nutty time when I made this card, but the recipient (who shall remain nameless) will get a laugh from this card!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Three New Cards

Here are some cards I made this week. Haven't done much this week as I am still getting headaches every day:-(
Anyway, thanks for dropping in; {{hugs }}from me to YOU:-)

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Christmas Owl

The white card is embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder - can't remember what it's called, sorry, I have a thumping headache right now & the brain is scrambled! I am going to lie down once I have posted this & hopefully get rid of the headache:-(
Anyway, I made this owl into a Christmas card. The gold snowflake is kind of soft/padded. I have them in silver too. Lot's of fun!
Ok, that;s me for today, hope you are enjoying the weekend, it's Sunday evening for me down here in NZ. Thanks for visiting, {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Saturday, 15 October 2011

New Cards

The Owl card is the same one on the post below. The difference is I have added some words to the front of the card, so I thought I would post it again.
The yellow card has a slight scent to it & as you can see, has roses sort of printed onto it. I have some of this card in other colours & patterns as well. It's a really nice card. Thanks for visiting, {{HUGS}} fro me to YOU:-)

Friday, 14 October 2011

Dr. Owl Will Take Care Of You...

On a whim I decided to cut out a white Doctors coat for this owl! I think he looks very, where's that thermometer?! I cut out the coat by hand & made a 'spare' one so I know what size to make them next time. The green card is slightly scented, same as the yellow one on the above post.
Ok, that's all for today, enjoy the weekend coming up!
Thanks for dropping by, {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Another Owl Card...I'm Hooked!

I made this Owl card last night...not sure if I like the colours or not?! It was getting late & I could have left it & finished it today, but I chose to complete it before I went to bed.
Thanks for dropping by, {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Today's Effort!

I made the Halloween Owl for a friend, and it is now on it's way to her place. No names mentioned in case she sees it on here before she gets it! He was fun to make & only took a few minutes to complete. The tiny note book was covered with some SU paper & the owl was stuck on afterwards. Easy peasy! The thank you card was, once again, inspired by a card on Rosemary-Reflections blog (see side panel for the address) Make sure you check out her blog, the cards are soooo pretty!
Ok, the card board boxes, well that's a "play house" I made for the two Purrito's, Bella & Ro-Ro! They love it & spend hours playing in it & chasing each other through it! It has doors & windows all around it so they can run through it. I made it ages ago for them.
Thanks for visiting, {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Monday, 10 October 2011

My Stamping Space!

Here is where I create! It's not tidy and I make no apologies! If it's neat & tidy you know I have not been creating anything. Oh yeah, my stamps are in a set of 8 large drawers which are to the left of these photo's, kind of beside where I am standing taking the photo's. I had them made a few years ago, to hold all my stamps.
Enjoy your day & thanks for visiting! {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

I'm Hooked On Circle Cards!

I made these yesterday but didn't get around to posting them until this morning. It got late & I was tired..
As I mentioned in posts below, these cards were inspired by Marisa. Please check her blog, she has some gorgeous cards!
These cards are SO much fun to make & don't take very long to complete. The longest part would be waiting for the glitter to dry & I usually leave that overnight.
Thanks for visiting, {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Doctors snd Nurses

Introducing "Nurse Owl" and "Doctor Owl"! I made this little 'thank you' card to send to the Dr's and nurses who took such good care of me when I was in hospital recently. They are always under-staffed but still give you 110% quality care. I am very grateful to them all.
Thanks for visiting, {{HUGS}} fro me to YOU:-)

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Owl Card and A Crystal

On the post below this, I said I was going to make another Owl card..this is it! Thanks to Marisa for her inspiration, please go to her blog & have a wander around, her cards are fabulous & very inspiring!
I changed the layout slightly. These are so much fun to make, the Owl punch has always been a favourite of mine!
The rose quartz crystal is set into a small piece of driftwood I found on the beach one day, it had a small indent in it so the crystal fit perfectly! It sits in a dish of sand from the beach. I call it my "Zen" garden!
"Romeo-Valentino" (The black & white bloke on the right hand side of my blog) just LOVES to put his paw in the sand ever so often & swish the sand everywhere!
Like me, he can resist anything but temptation!
Thanks for visiting, {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Owl Card

I was inspired to make this card after seeing one Marisa had made, on her blog. PLEASE check out her blog because she has some gorgeous cards there! Her blog address is This is NOT a link so you will have to type the address in manually. Sorry, my 'link' thing doesn't work anymore & I don;t know how to fix it:-( If you do, let me know!
Anyway, I made this card using Stampin Up Owl punch, the leaves are from the bird punch, and the circles are nesties. The flower is also for an SU punch. I used Distressed Lines embossing folder on the white circle.
I had so much fun making this card (Thank you Marisa!) that I just know I am going to make some more this afternoon!
I'm still recovering from all my health problems recently and am just taking it real easy & not getting stressed if the housework isn't done. The most I do is sleep alot & play in my stamp room - both are very relaxing & fulfilling!
I'll be glad when the side effects of the Prednisone wear off; my stomach is very swollen & feels very uncomfortable, but it will pass. I've been here many times & I know it will improve! Thanks for visiting & please go & check out Marisa's blog!
{{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Friday, 7 October 2011

Red, Gold, Pink, Mauve...It's A Bracelet!

These are some photo's of a wire coil bracelet I made last night. The little "animals" on it are tiny bells! I've had the beads & the idea for ages & finally got round to putting it together last took all of 15 minutes! The big green cat is made of wood. There are 2 cats bells, 1 penguin bell and a frog bell on the bracelet. I will make some others for gifts as I have plenty of coloured beads.
Thanks for visiting, {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Thursday, 6 October 2011

New Circle Cards & A Calendar!

Here are the latest circle cards I have been making, plus a half made calendar! The calendar needs each page decorating.
The card with the cat on it needs colouring, haven't quite got that far yet! I have someone who wants to buy the Christmas circle cards so i thought I would start now...Christmas will be here way too soon & I don't want the stress of making them any closer to Christmas!
Thanks for visiting, {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

More Views of A Very Special Place In My Heart

Here is a photo of me, at Mangawhai Heads, on top of this huge hill that you climb, the view is amazing from up there! But it IS a steep hill with 100's of steps that wind their way to the top. It's definitely worth the climb! And yes, there is a wonderful seat to sit on when you make it to the top!
Then there is the view of Head Rock; I used to walk out on those rock's to go fishing with my dad when I was a kid. My poor mother probably had kittens worrying about me on those rocks! The things you do as a kid..
Then there are my footprints in the wet sand, along the surf beach...I was there!
We had an amazing day that will live on in my heart forever.
...Sometimes you have to go back to go forward...
Thanks for visiting, I do have some cards to post when I get around to it! My health is slowly improving, the asthma is settling down nicely now, no more wheezing at night thank goodness! (I don't scare the two Purrito's anymore!)
{{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Let's Circle Christmas!

Well, this was a surprise! After last nights episode with the Paramedics and not feeling well, I didn't think I would be here blogging some new cards I made!
(See the 2 posts below for more info on last night...)
Bu I made it through the night, slept in until after 10 am, which did me the world of good! My temperature has dropped back to normal & I feel somewhat better than I did at 2.45 am this morning! Even "Bella" & "Ro-Ro" slept in which is unusual for them! They had a big night too!
These circle cards are soooo much fun to make, I made these before I got sick. These ones are Christmas ones. But I can see you know that! You're smart!
Well I am going to have lunch now so I'll get moving. Thanks for visiting, again! {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

A Very Special Place In My Heart...

I recently went back to a very special place where I grew up & spent most of my childhood.
I hadn't been back there for almost 27 years and sadly alot had changed & not for the better. My parents had a batch here & it was all farm land, cows, sheep & miles of pristine white sand on the beaches. Sadly there is no farmland anymore and the "batches" are now great big fancy mansions that look like they belonged in Rodeo Drive. It was very sad to see. And most of the "mansions" were not even lived it, they were all shut up & looked very much out of place. Our old batch has been sadly neglected with all the curtains drawn; it looked lonely & unloved. Really sad to see considering how well my parents kept the place. But shift happens.
Thankfully the beaches had changed very little, just new car park areas mostly.
Anyway I had a fabulous day there & took heaps of photo's.
Thanks for visiting, I am now going to sleep! It's 4.23 am...see post below for more details as to why I am blogging at this early hour of the day! {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)

A Lonely Time...

Two fortyfive am is a very lonely time of day, especially when you are alone & not feeling very well.
I basically have no immune system, no stress hormones, & have been in hospital very unwell (again) with the flu & a bad dose of asthma as well as a sinus infection. I have been home for a week but am a long way from being well. It will take me a long time to get my health back.
Yesterday I had to make an emergency trip to the doctors as I was having trouble breathing & was wheezing alot. They put me on the nebuliser right away, which, eventually eased my breathing & helped me feel better. My gp spent almost an hour with me getting things sorted out before he sent me home. I felt alot better after that.
However at around midnight tonight I woke up feeling like I had a temperature & was nauseous, I didn't feel well at all. I called an ambulance & they were here within minutes.
I have infected sinuses which is causing the temperature & making me feel unwell but luckily I didn't need to go back to hospital.
But as I said, 2.45 am is a lonely time when you are not feeling well & are on your own. I wanted someone to "talk" to and you're it!
My temperature settled down somewhat & the paramedics said it was no doubt caused by the sinus trouble & the fact that I still have the flu and astham problems. They were brilliant & I made sure I told them so! They spent almost an hour with me making sure I was ok & explaining things to me. Very reassuring. Even the cats were impressed!
So that's my evening story, or should I say, early morning story! I had a cup of tea took 2 Paracetamol for the temperature but I'm not feeling sleepy just yet, so I decided to blog it!
I do have some cards to download but am not feeling energetic enough to do it yet, maybe over the weekend I will do it. We'll see, I make no promises!
Well, thanks for being there, I know there will be someone who has read this.
Thanks for visiting me at this early hour of the day! {{HUGS}} from me to YOU:-)