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. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Vintage Imagine

Hi there , welcome to my room . Thanks so much for calling in .
Warm wishes for a happy day for you and yours .

Very hot here today.  Fans and air con working perfectly .Had a wonderful morning of card making with Fran and Sandy while Hubby dozed in lounge chair . Jatz with  cheese and gerkin and a few sweet plain biscuits and a coffee kept the energy levels up till lunch time at the Forest Avenue deli .

Will share one of the cards made here,  now .

And for the inside .. In case you are wondering ,
the paper clip is just there to hold card open  to show inside ..

Card base of Kraft card was cut from 12x12 kraft pack from SU
Basic Black ink .Image is a clear stamp from Kaisercraft . Sentiments from MFT.
Black pearls from my stash .Bit of sponging from SU ink , Backed Brown Sugar .

               A bee is never as busy as it seems;
                   it's just that it can't buzz any slower

                                                                                                                Kin Hubbard  

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

Monday, November 20, 2017

Just the cake

Hello craft pals , welcome to my room . Thank you so much for calling in .
I do hope that you say hello .

Very hot here so staying indoors where it is a lot cooler . Have finished 3 kits for tomorrow morning so not actually card making but sharing on blog instead .

For this card I have used a pre cut SU card base from SU.
This a Sweet Moments Simply Sent card kit .
Had a few cards left over so using up in a different way to that  suggested .
Front image is from Jim Holtz coloured with copics . The sentiment is from Tasty Trucks , set , SU.

Cake from Big Day set , SU . Circle punches from SU.

Sentiment for inside is from Big Day as well .


This was a pleasant way to pass a hot afternoon .Just hope my girls enjoy making kits this way ..

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away. - Arthur Helps

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

Friday, November 10, 2017

Quite a mix

Hello you all . Welcome to my room .

I suppose you all thought that I had given up creating,  but not so ! Just been time poor .
I still have my wonderful friends Sandy , Fran and Jane call in weekly to see me and craft with me .
Constructing kits for them and caring for my Hubby leaves me with limited computer time though .

Here I am now to share a few cards That I have made .Thank you for calling in and I hope that you like  that which  you find here today .

                                               A Christmas card from SU  Kraft card stock along with Real Red. I used SU circle punches for the sentiment tag . The image  is from SU  set,  Christmas in the Making . The sentiment is from  SU set , Feeling of Christmas . My friends and I could not agree on whether this delightful lady was wearing a dress and pinny / apron or just a dress .I think she has on a crisp , pretty white apron . And using foam dots to adhere her to the  card seemed the way to go .

A child's Birthday card is next with fun  images and a super sentiment from a freebie on a magazine ...what a find !!Green card base and white layer from my SU stash

Some child  will love this hopefully ..

Loved the paper combination of dots and gingham for this one on a white card base .
The party girl is from SU set , In this Together .  Sorry , I have forgotten where the " it's a party' and the streamers came from . Punched out some tiny flowers with a retired SU punch .


Summer seems to be giving us ,  here in Adelaide , a preview of what is to come , pushing Spring to one side . We have a week or so of very hot weather on the way so I may have a little free time in my  room  while hubby rests under a fan .

This is so me!!
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. - Wernher von Braun 

Hope that you have enjoyed your visit as much as I have blogging .

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

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sending love and sympathy

Warm day , sun shining. 
I am thankful for all blessings that I have .
Hello to all visitors , thank you for calling in . 

Today I am sharing a sympathy card .This would have to be the plainest one I have made in recent times. 

 Basic Black card base.   Paper from Black and White Recollections pack .  Sentiment from SU set , Love and Sympathy   .  stamped on Very Vanilla card and punched with SU circle punch and layered onto larger circle . Pearls from my stash to embellish .

PS;   How many of you have done this ? I finished this post and sat looking at the photo , thinking that the paper layer seemed crooked . So I picked card up and noticed that in the top left corner and side still had the double sided tape cover on and was not adhered to card base ...just a senior moment .


That's better . 

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

 Scott Adams 

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

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Cute smile

Sunshine today so smiles abound .
Hello you all . Thank you for calling in and welcome to my room .

A super Spring day which did wonders for flagging spirits .DH has been suffering cabin fever for weeks now,  after what seemed to be a prolonged Winter . We managed a gopher ride this morning  right down to Linear Park to Hackney Bridge and back . We had breakfast at a little bakery and then had lunch there on the way back . No photos today because I forgot to recharge my camera batteries .All the tracks were busy with walkers , joggers and cyclists . There were seniors , singles and groups , children and dogs every where . All in all , a perfect day out .

Now a whimsical image for my card share today .

This awesome flower is one of three from a set , Funny Flowers , from Peachy  Keen Stamps
I coloured with various copics. I stamped the image twice, cut out both but  cutting out only the leaves from the second image to 3D them .The die for smile word is from MFT. The card is a pre cut one from my stash . The flower is adhered to a white die cut circle with SU snail then onto black die cut circle .

Most smiles are started by another smile. 

                                          Frank A. Clark 

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


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hold onto your hat!

Hello there .So happy that you called in . Welcome to my room where I am sharing this birthday card  made for a male relative . Hope you like it . 

I went through all my vehicle images , sporty and fishing images and thought that over the years I had probably sent them all on different cards to this male .I definitely had to think of some thing else. 

My great fall back is a visit to pinterest where I found this image . I used a SU stamp and punch set for the sentiment and even an embellishment in form of an airballoon . I used a small circle punch and Very Vanilla card to hold some bling adhering to front with foam dots . Brown card base , Very Vanilla mattes and ribbon from my stash . 

I think Frank will like this departure from the usual manly images he gets.

Cold  and wet again,  here,   today . Such a pain after one sunny top Spring day .

           Let us never know what old age is.
 Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years. 


Hooray , tomorrow is Friday .

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