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Monday, 17 August 2009

Hocker Docker Helicopter, A Possum and an Award

Hope that you are all doing well and thanks for stopping by for the next Sunshine’s Stamps installment. Check out the latest stamps on offer at Sunshine’s Store they are lots of fun.

My Daughter is having a birthday in 4 weeks so I thought I had better get started thinking about what we are going to do. So I thought this week I would uses one of Sunshine’s stamps for the invitation for her birthday party. This is what I came up with:

I have used Sunshine’s Hocker Docker Helicopter stamp and coloured it using Stampin’ Up Stampin’Write Markers. The colours I used are Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Going Grey. The Card Stock is Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink and Whisper white with Sweet Always Designer Series Paper. I also hung the sentiment using eyelets and raffia. Hope you like it.

I must tell you about our eventful weekend. We had a possum stuck in our chimney. He - we call him Ringo as he is a ringtail possum, had fallen into our chimney earlier that week and had not been able to get back out. We finally got him out about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday morning as you can see from the following photos. He how ever was not too keen on Michael trying to pick him up and put him in a box to get him outside and bit Michael rather forcefully on the thumb. Fortunately I had made Michael put on some gloves so it didn’t break the skin, just left a nice bruise. Well Ringo decided that he wasn’t going to play ball so he went back up into the chimney. Michael rang the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Saturday afternoon to ask for any ideas on how to get this poor possum whom is now very hungry out of our chimney. They were very helpful and gave us a couple of clues so we put down a cut up apple and waited in another room to see if he would come down. Well we had success and he finally came down just after 8 p.m. and Michael managed to shut off the chimney this time and then get bitten on his finger but we got Ringo out of the fire place and outside. Now my husband has a very sore hand and Ringo is back outside with his family and is not keeping me awake all night scratching around in my chimney.

I took this photo over the screen in front of the fire.

This one we had the light in front of the fireplace so that we could see exactly where the possum was so that we could get to it. We also had an old sheet down to try and catch him. We used a towel over him in the end but the sheet helped us not have too much mess from the ash in the bottom of the fireplace.

Also this past week I have been given a lovely blog award from my friend Sue whom I met at SBT50, She is just gorgeous.

Now in accepting this award, I am also obliged to pass it on. Here's how it works...
To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog. Nominate 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends. Link to your nominees within your blog post. Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.
Here are my five nominees:

I also want to send out one to Vicki but I know Sue just sent her one as well Check out Vicki’s blog as well. http://scrappinvickstar.blogspot.com/

Thanks Sue for the award.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.
Take Care


  1. What a terrific card! When I was 4 I would have been thrilled to have a helicopter on my birthday invitations!! Terrific card and I love how you hung the sentiment! Nice touch. Great job!! :)

  2. What a fabulous invitation - I wouldn't have thought of using Hocker Docker for girls but you've shown it REALLY works - fabulous job!!!
    PS - thanx soo much for the surprise - am honoured!

  3. Hi again - just realised you're a fellow Melbournite - maybe we could meet up sometime for coffee and crafting???? I'm in the Eastern 'burbs.

  4. What an adorable invitation! I love that paper with Hocker.

  5. Great birthday invitation! I love that you made the Helicopter pink...these images are so versatile!

  6. Very cute birthday invitation!

  7. Great idea to use for an invitation.

  8. NICE colors on the Hockmeister.


  9. Lovin the hocker man in pink!!! Great job!

  10. Thanks so much Sharon! Finally had a chance to check it out! How sweet are you!!! Will pass my award on!!!

    Love Charmane

  11. cute! Love the girly colors

  12. Great invitation! Love how you colored HockerDocker!


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