Monday, June 18, 2018

I Seas you....

Brrrr....It is a cold one today !!  We may make 14 degrees C  here today .
I do hope that the weather is kind to you where ever you are .

Thank you for calling in and welcome to my room . I don't get too many comments to my posts so you can be sure that I will visit you too , if I know that you have called in . So please say hello in the comment box ..

My make and kit  today is for my friends Sandy and Jane to hopefully enjoy this week .
This is a new card  fold for me.I was inspired by the card made and posted by Gay Lynn on Pinterest.

Now if I were to make this again I would use Very Vanilla card for centre images and the sentiment .
But having said that I do still like this make . 
By The Shore DSP, SU the back side of which is shown in part behind next picture of inside of card .
SU Whisper White card for centre images and sentiment and inside panel. 
SU  Pacific Point card base and backing for images and sentiment .SU dies used .
Images and sentiment  from a freebie set with a magazine .

I took A4 card stock of Pacific Point ,Adhered a 10cm x 14.5 less 2cm to right hand top leaving small border top  and right .
 [C6 ordinary card to be 10.5cm x 15 less 2cm ]
I then embossed a line left side and bottom of what will become insert so that the base of card will be 10.5cm x 15 less 2cm .
I then cut from top left corner of A4 card to bottom right and folded along embossed lines so that the bottom section folded up while the left side folded in .
Now back to the front of card where I adhered DSP . I placed smaller circle just so that the top larger circle can tuck under and thus card can  stay shut .

As you can see this fold technique still gives you two C6 cards from one A4 card .

Tip..Use your bone folder to give crisp folds after lining up folded sides .

Thanks again for calling in and I hope you liked my post .

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. - John F. Kennedy 

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

Monday, June 11, 2018

A gentleman of old

Hi there craft friends . So thrilled to welcome you to my room and blog post . Thank you for calling in and if you comment then I will know you were here . I will visit you too .

The weather has been cool as of late and poor hubby got caught in the rain one morning whilst riding his gopher .He got caught at the traffic lights while the rain bucketed down and arrived home absolutely drenched .Consequently caught a cold ,which  he gave me some days later .What a pair of misery guts we were . Still , all better now .

Today I would like to share I card made recently ,using card stock from my stash and images from a stamp set free with a magazine .

The sentiment and the  'gentleman of old topper'  is from a CD , Man about Town , from Kraftyhands .
 HELLO to the old gang!

It is 3.30pm here and the night air is closing in , my feet are getting cold and I had better check to see if Doug has his lap rug over his knees . He is currently watching TV through closed eyes . Mind you if I go there and turn TV off , he will be instantly awake and say " I was watching that!!" LOL

                                                    My thought for the day

I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change. - Nicholas Sparks

Warm wishes for peace and contentment till next time .

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

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

No otter like you

Hello and welcome to my blog . Thank you for calling in . I do hope that you like my posted  card today and if you feel so inclined to leave some comment ,I would appreciate that . Of course I will return the visit .

Now I do hope that your weather is kind to you today .I truly appreciate our reverse cycle air con in our small unit which is now comfortably toasty .Not like outside where it is a mere 14degrees says google .

Well , now , onto my card to share with you today .

Kraft card base . Soft Sky and Dapper Denim and Whisper White  SU card .
Speech bubble  die , MFT.  Images  and sentiment from a  magazine freebie set .
Bling from my stash . Copics for colouring .


There maybe more fun cards coming as there are several animals in this set .Now I am off to find some challenges to add this card so if you know of  any current ones , please let me know ..

But for now,  I will leave you with this thought .......

                                   You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi

I take that meaning to be ,if I want the world to be a better place then I need to be better .

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

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Messy Message

Hello there blog friends and /or craft friends .Back again ,hopefully on a regular basis this time .

I am not feeling too bad now after my heart scare in February but have found that I  have put on some wt... DOGGONE IT!!!! Have to stop nibbling .

I do hope though , that this post finds you all well and happy . If you are only  one or neither of these , I wish for you better times and I  send a hug .

Today I have a card to share  .I did keep it simple and did not add bling or flowers so hopefully it will suit a male recipient. I drew on inspiration from this link ..

Card stock is SU Dapper Denim and Whisper White .
Paper is from SU , Color Theory Series Paper Stack .
The pen image is from SU stamp set , Crafting Forever.
The sentiment is from CTMH stamp set .
I used SU circle punches 
                                        Pen colored with Copics.
                                                                  AND for the inside


There you go . Hope you like this simple  card .

With cooler weather well on its way I am hopeful that more crafting time is available . I am grateful for my craft room and all its contents as well as the extra time that I have been Blessed with .


Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. - Leo Buscaglia 

Cheers for now , catch you again soon , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Spirit Of Christmas Wish

Hi there , welcome to my room , where I am supposed to be resting .

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  1. 1.
    cease work or movement in order to relax, sleep, or recover strength.
    "he needed to rest after the feverish activity"
    synonyms:relax, take a rest, ease up/off, let up, slow down, pause, have/take a break, unbendreposelazeidleloaf, do nothing, take time off, slack off, unwind, recharge one's batteries, be at leisure, take it easy, sit back, sit down, stand down, loungeluxuriatelollslumpflop, put one's feet up, lie down, go to bed, have/take a nap, napcatnapdoze, have/take a siesta, drowsesleep

Monday, January 29, 2018

There are stockings to hang

                          Well, hello there ! Wow,  it is great to see you . Thank you so much for calling in..

I thought today, I would share some Christmas cards for your  perusal . These have been made at the end of last year . Now,  if I am able to, I would love to make a Christmas card a week and post/ share it . I live in hope !!

This first one is for a kit to be shared with my Tuesday craft friends .

Real Red card base .Papers for matte and banners from my stash . Star embellishments from SU . 
The image of stocking is from a retired SU set , stamped twice to be 3D . 
The sentiment is from SU , Christmas Messages.  

These are a few of the last made for 2017 ..


Today is a little cooler than the 44 degrees we had yesterday , thank goodness . I bet my daughter in law,  Rachael, is not sorry that her and family are not still at Roxby Downs where it was 46 degrees . I had to lay down the law about putting on the aircon here as hubby said that it was too expensive to use all day , while I argued that if we did not ,  we would be wasting the money that we spent putting solar panels on .

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. - Meister Eckhart 

May the weather be kind to you .

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

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Flowers make me smile.

Hello craft pals , welcome to my room .
I am absolutely thrilled that you have popped by and hope that you like my share today .

My happy aunt,  I am shocked to see that it was in November that I last blogged .

And, I have been remiss in visiting you all too. So, I must say sorry for that .
I must admit that apart from being time poor a little laziness had crept in too .

Just as well that this blogging and /or card making caper can withstand the lack of attention and it only takes a spark of inspiration to fire up the enthusiasim again .

So share a card today

White card base ,Older SU paper ,MFT die for Smile . 
Flowers and butterfly from my stash. Bling from SU. 
Sentiment from MFT. 

I wonder if there is a challenge that I could enter .
Off to search . 

Most smiles are started by another smile.

Frank A. Clark
Not much of a post this time but hopefully I can do better next time .Off now to make a Christmas card .

Sending a smile to those who long for one and a hug to those who need it .

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