Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Air Mail

Hi , welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .
Awesome comments to my posts lately so  thank you to those who were so kind .

Had a beautiful crafting morning with Sandy .Thanks Sandy .Warm wishes sent to Fran who was to have been with us but was off colour and could not make it . Hope you feel tip top again soon , Fran .

Tonight I would like to share another of my CAS style cards and enter it to another challenge

We are looking for creations with the theme of Fowl or birds!
You have until midnight, EST on November 21st, 2014 to create your All About Fowl Creations.
 or just birds if you wish!!!

My card
Image is pre coloured from free pretty things for you
Card stock and paper from my stash .
 Sentiment from Lucy's stamps
Ribbon , SU
Pearls , Kraftyhands.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bird song for open- minded challenge

Hello there craft buddies welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in and I hope that you like what you see . Thank you also to some new followers .

We had a great weekend here . After a quick outing in the mornings Doug and I were once again couch potatoes watching V8 racing on TV . My dear SIL came over this afternoon  and enticed me to accompany her for a short walk around a nearby oval . I really needed that , so thank you Carol .

Some news to share .Seeing as how life has settled down again I applied to some challenge blogs for DT positions . 
 So am sharing my excitement tonight as Alanna from
invited me to join the team there .
Hopefully , if I can organise myself and learn the ropes , I will hop on board next challenge .

I would love it if you would pop over and check this weeks challenge
Challenge #51 -- Color Challenge

By the way , now wearing my Kraftyhands DT hat , there is just a little time left for that challenge so I do hope that you can join us here as well ,

WHEW , hope that you are still with me as I would like to share a card made today , once again using card and die cut shapes /labels from my stash . I even used a very old SU stamp . Friends 24-7.
The card base is DS patterned from my  SU stash .
And super organised I even found the challenge first . 

The challenge for which this card was made ..

                     Theme of Fowl or birds and you have until midnight, EST on November 21st, 2014 to create your All About Fowl Creations.

That is it for tonight .Have a great week .
                                Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Friday, November 14, 2014

No fuss , no frills so simple.

Hi there chums , hope life is good for you and yours.

Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in . I see new follower ,Donna, and I hope that I can visit her soon .

Had a fabulous afternoon with Jane and Sandy . You know I don't remember having  as  much fun when I was younger . Must be something in the water /tea / coffee here . right girls??

Tonight I jumped right in to kit making . The first thing on the to do list was to grab a hand full of papers 12x12 from my huge stash and some scraps of coordinating card . I am still wading through my stash  . I had already researched my saved card photos and had in mind a card I wanted to make .

My card
Card base , Early Espresso , SU.   Paper from  Craft Concepts. 
Sentiment from SU .
The inside has same paper and larger die cut circle for greeting .

I am using this sample , below ,  as inspiration for  my   masculine card , no fuss no frills and simple to make .

Thank you MFT

I was inspired by the odd shaped back ground paper layer and the CAS style .

Now off to look for some challenges to enter ..

                   Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lookin' good

Hi there , craft pals  , welcome to my room .

Very hot here in Adelaide . I am working hard to keep Doug hydrated as usual .

I found this new Challenge blog , and entering this card

You do need to use an image from the online shop but that's ok cause the images are neat and the service  is great .

I chose
Melanie At The Gym

Card stock from SU .         Paper from my mile high stash .      Embossed with my cuttlebug
Coloured with copics .       Sentiment a retired SU set .             Flowers, and bling  from my stash .

Thank you for your visit. I'd  love to know that  you have been ..Enjoy the rest of your week .

Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Monday, November 10, 2014

Adding the last bauble .

Hello to all my visitors and followers old and new , thank you for your interest and welcome to my room .
Hope that your week is shaping up to be a happy one .
Sharing tonight another Christmas card

For a while now , I have been trying to use up stuff from my stash .Paper,  die cut images , card stock and card kits  along with part packs of post card images .

The card base ,  decorative edge and all here ,  is from SU Simply Sent pack .
The Santa image is from a trimmed post card from Kraftyhands  S for Santa post card stack and the little red rhinestones are from my stash .

Would like to enter..

This week, our challenge is Faith Based. However, if this isn't your thing, the only real rule to play along with us each week is to make a holiday or Christmas card.

Enjoy the rest of the week blog pals

Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne .

Friday, November 7, 2014

Am I too late?

Hi there , welcome to my room .
Thanks for calling in .
Thank you also to some new followers ,I do hope that like what you see here and you call in again soon .

Can you believe that we are in the first week of NOVEMBER!!

And just to make the point louder the
 Kraftyhands  November Challenge - Christmas Cheer is up and running .

Now the whole idea is to show case your creations and to find inspiration from other entries  and or DT samples then spread some blog love /comments , cause that's what crafting buddies do .  Isn't it?
So I can't wait to see what you post .

Here is my DT contribution

Using image  printed from CD , Santa's Little Helpers ,
 while back ground paper is from
S for Santa Paper Stack.
Pearls and all  from Kraftyhands on line store
I do hope that we see you at the Challenge blog . Thanks to the amazing DT there is plenty of inspirational projects to see . Please do pop over to their blogs and leave some appreciative comments for their hard work ..
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Here it is  mid week and all is well .
 Spring is a springing , Doug is a happy chappy ,  Twiggy is ....well,  Twiggy and I am holding my weight so life is good .
Even better now that you are here of course.

Hello and welcome to my room , thank you so much for calling in .

Hey , are you over Christmas card making yet ?
I am .  Don't get me wrong I looove creating Christmas cards , browsing through blogs , magazines and pinterest for inspiration .
BUT ... isn't there  always a but!

By the time ..  about this time ,  I find that I have soaked up so much inspiration that I am overloaded but find that nothing I create  ever seems to be  as  amazing , awesome , stunning as that which I see elsewhere.
And that's ok because really , I am happy with my style .

This Christmas card is my offering for tonight.

Made especially for this challenge
Challenge #49 -- No Embellishments

Card stock and paper,  SU.
Image LOTV
Sentiment SU, Christmas Messages
Hope that the rest of the week brings you joy and I will be back on Friday for the Kraftyhands Challenge post .  See you then .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne