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Friday, 16 March 2018

Butterfly Card, Owls and Romeo-Valentino!

 I made this butterfly card using one of the butterfly punches from SU.  I first cut the butterfly from raspberry coloured card, then twice from vellum.  I cut the the second vellum butterfly a bit smaller than the first one.  I used a couple of different leaf stamps, and the words are from an older SU stamp set.
Below is "Romeo-Valentino" wrapped up in one of my skirts!  The skirt was laying on the end of the bed and he managed to get himself wrapped up in it!  I took this photo on my mobile phone so the quality is not as good as my other camera. 
Below is a large owl which is made of paper.  It is displayed in my local shopping mall.  It was hard to photograph as the light inside the mall was really bright.  This is the back of the owl
Below is the front of the owl.  I might take my proper camera and take some better photos.  There are other owls displayed around the mall, but I liked this on the most.  The others were a bit smaller than this one. I wold love to have him in my garden!
Thanks for dropping in today!  Have a SUNSHINE day! {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Colourful "Candi" and A Card!

 I die cut half a circle and cut the top part by the half circle, on an angle for this card.  I then stamped the flowers and the leaves, as well as the "Thinking of You" words. I put some clear sparkly gel pen on the heart shape on the word "You".  I also added some gold glitter to the center of each of the pink and yellow flowers.  I put some clear vellum behind the top part of the card, and layered the card onto a piece of pink and white paper.  I layered that on to a ruby wine coloured card.  The 3 little round things that kind of look like sequins are called "Candi's".  You can see them in the following photos after the card.
 Above is a closeup of the top half of the card.  Below is the inside of the card.  The card opens from the bottom, not the side.

Below are some photos of some of the "Candi" I used.

Some of the "Candi" are plain colours, others have either spots or little flower/stars on them.
 There are lot's of different colours.  They are made from a fairly strong cardboard.
I use glue dots to adhere them onto my cards, as the "Candi" is kind of raised.  I find the glue dots hold the "Candi" better than the glue does.  I love sequins and I love these too!  Such a quick and easy embellishment to add your gorjuss creations...and they cover up 'minor imperfections' REALLY nicely!  I have a terrible headache that is turning into a migraine:-(  I want/need to go and lie down in a dark room and sleep, but I am waiting on the courier to come and collect something, and you can be SURE, if I go to sleep, he will knock on the door.  I can't take any painkillers because they knock me out and I wont even hear the courier when he comes:-( I don't know when he is coming, just sometime today.  Please hurry up Mr. Courier!!
 Thanks so much for dropping in, have a SUNSHINE day!
{HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Firey Sunset, Card, and New Stamps!

 This was the sunset last night.  I just managed to get two shots before it was gone!  
 Below is a card I made a couple of days ago.  I think it's called a "Recessed Card." The instructions said it was "quick and easy" to make...I didn't think so! The white panel with the green underneath is attached to the base card with double sided tape.  The fern leaves are from an SU die set.  The flowers are from the $2 Shop.  The lilac coloured dots are Nuvo Crystal Drops. For the gold edges  I used thin double sided tape and tipped gold glitter on top.  I also added some tiny diamond gems as well.  No it wasn't "quick" or "easy"!!  Will I make another card like this??  We'll see!
Below is a clear stamp set I got from the Op Shop for...$1!!  You stamp, cut out and layer the petals to make a rose. 

Here is another stamp set I got for $1.  This set makes a Pansy.

And this set, below, is a Christmas stamp set.  This set was $2.  I'm not sure if I will use all the stamps, but there are some I will definitely use. 

These are some closeups of the Christmas set. 

Thanks for dropping by, have a SUNSHINE day!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-) 

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Treat Bag and Some Pretty Jars!

 I die cut one of the sayings from the paper below, and glued it to a piece of kraft coloured card.  From there I used the Banners Framelits die set from SU to make the banner piece and added a small pink button to finish it off. I glued the banner to the treat bag and it was finished!  I just thought the colours on the bag and the paper below matched so well!
The jars below are how I store my buttons, sequins, and other bits and pieces.  Previously I had them all in snap lock bags.  The challenge with the bags was, I had trouble opening them because of having arthritis in both thumbs.  It was often quite painful to get the bags open...and then I would drop the bag and scatter whatever was in it all over the floor or table!  The other issue was storing them.  I had them in drawers which meant I have to rifle through each draw to find what I wanted.  By the time I found it, I had lost interest in what I was going to do! 

So!  I decided to store things like sequins, buttons and other stuff, in jars!  I have lots of clean jars without labels on, so I began to transfer the sequins etc into different jars.  It all started a few weeks ago when I bought a bag of sequins.  (Actually they are not sequins, they don't have the hole in the center, but look just as good as sequins.)  The jar on the far left of this photo below is what started the jar thing off.

So I got busy putting all the buttons I had into different jars. Some of the jars I have, don't have lids, so I didn't use those ones. 
I can now see at a glance what I am looking for, be it buttons, sequins or something else.  The jars are much easier and less painful for me to open too. Below is the jar of sequins that started the jar thing off.  They were in a bag when I bought them, but this jar was sitting on the desk so I put them in there and thought how pretty they look in a jar, rather than in a plastic bag! 

Below is a close up of the sequins.  I use some anti-static powder on my hands BEFORE I touch the sequins so they don't stick to my hands.  My anti-static powder is from "Faiths Little Miracles", and I have literally had it for YEARS!!  It lasts a very long time!

Below are two small slim glass containers I got from the $2 Shop one time.  Not really knowing why I bought them, just knowing I would use them for "something"!  The jar on the right has some tiny flower shaped sequin things I bought from somewhere.

Thanks for dropping in, have a SUNSHINE day!  {HUGS from me to YOU:-) 

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Christmas Card!

I made this card using my star die set and "Playful Snowman" stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs. I die cut the star from white card, then cut a smaller star from red card.  I layered the red star behind the white star/card.  I put a piece of clear mylar behind the stars and glued the entire white and red to the green card.  I stamped the snowman on some scrap card, coloured him in, then cut around him and stuck him over the stars.  I stamped some stars and I also added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in clear to the hat and shoes on the snowman.
I stamped and cut the "Merry Christmas" words and glued it to the hand on the snowman.  Lastly I added some sequin things - I have become addicted to them since seeing them on Andreas blog!  Please check out her blog because she makes some awesome and very inspiring cards and things!
Thanks for dropping by, have a SUNSHINE day! {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

Saturday, 3 March 2018

New Papers and A Card!

 I found some more of those double sided papers I like the other day. I was supposed to be grocery shopping, but somehow found myself in the $2 Shop instead!  These papers are kind of embossed, they have a raised feeling when you touch them. I really like this one with all the sayings on!  Below is a little treat bag I made with it.
And with some off-cuts I made these two tags!  I used my circle dies to cut out the words, then used a slightly larger circle die to cut out some kraft coloured card, which I stuck the sayings on to.  I will use these tags on a card sometime.
Below are the papers I got.  The one with the stars on, is the reverse side of the wood grain paper. 
And here is a mini treat bag I made using the wood grain paper. 
The lime green treat bag is a much brighter colour IRL!  It is pale blue on the reverse side.   
The card below is not quite finished, I think I am going to layer it onto a piece of brown card to finish it.  I used my Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountains die set for the mountains and hills.  I think the reindeer is an Impression Obsession die. 
Thanks for dropping by, have a SUNSHINE day!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-) Have a fabulous weekend! 

Glass Engraving

This is a jar I engraved on, using my electric engraving tool.  I stamped the images I wanted to engrave, onto some scrap paper, then sellotaped the image to the inside of the jar, where I wanted to engrave.  Once I had the image engraved, I removed the stamped image from the inside of the jar.

I engraved a very simple flower (top photo), and then used part of an image from another stamp.  In the top two photos I have placed a piece of pink card inside the jar so the engraving shows up better. 
These two photos show the engraving without the pink card inside the jar.  This was the first time I had ever engraved anything! I had lots of fun!  I'm not sure what I will keep int he jar, but I am sure I will find something!
Thanks for dropping by, have a SUNSHINE day!  {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)