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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Papercrafting



Who said you could not teach old dogs new tricks !?  After all these years of blogging I have just learned to place a watermark on my photo of my card ....whoopie . Thank you Sandra from TTCRD

Good morning , good afternoon or good evening to you all . Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .

I really enjoyed creating my DT card as it reminded me of how unsure of myself I was when I began papercrafting as a hobby . Comparing my efforts to those that I saw on line on different blogs and to those samples in craft shops ,  getting started was hard but craft lovers are an encouraging , inspiring lot and now there is no stopping me .
Talking about crafting as I am , I am actually here today because there is a new weekly challenge up and running  for  http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/ Just click on the link and join in . We would love to see your make .

My card using sponsor image ...https://www.zibbet.com/rick1949/giraffii-kawaii 





Our sponsor this week is

                                                                          


Artist, Poet, Fruitarian............. Lizzy Love is a perfect combination of sweet and sour that glitters up the grunge! Easily lose yourself in her artistic realm of sometimes spooky but always delightfully cute, big eyed waifs and their animal friends. Lizzy’s whimsical, one of a kind dream world is easily recognizable by her signature style of creepy yet cute, all the way from the haunting darkness to the rainbowtastic, her original creations are lovingly sprinkled with a heartbreaking sweetness. Though she is completely enthralled by her Twinkling watercolors right now, Lizzy employs many different mediums when she creates, from drawing to painting, sewing and cutting, the end result always being the same; A gothic fantasy land painted in soft pastels and neon colors; filled with big eyed beauties, creepy little cuties and quirky monsters of all shapes and sizes. Lizzy Love’s artwork includes original paintings both acrylic and watercolor, giclee fine art prints, art dolls, digital and rubber stamps of her characters, hand painted merchandise such as bags, t-shirts and more..... limited only by her imagination the possibilities are endless. http://www.oddballartco.com/



                                                                                       Prize: $10.00 store voucher 

I have used
https://www.zibbet.com/rick1949/giraffii-kawaii 



 

Challenges entered 
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/ 
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-no-128-going-girly.html 

As always, our challenges are Anything Goes and we love seeing your crafty entries each week however, we must have rules for you to follow to keep it fair and fun for everyone.
  1. Only 2 entries per person
  2. No back linking - all entries must be new and not posted prior to the start of the challenge.
  3. All entries must include a link - back to Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog.

Word Verification Blogs are commented on at the discretion of the Design Team so your awesome project may or may not be commented on.

Thank you to the sponsors for the images supplied

Thank you to the rest of the DT members for their inspiring makes . You can visit their blogs by clicking on their names in the challenge blog . 

I for one ,cannot wait to see your entry .

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


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Flowers for anything



Good afternoon everyone .
Wecome to my room and thank you for calling in .I do hope that you have a minute to browse and say hello .

I actually made this card for my submission to TTCRD magazine .
http://craftrmdoor.ning.com/page/magazine-subscriptions , but my format was not a tutorial or a hint or tip so will publish  it here instead  and let you know that I have  submitted another card which , with a little help from the owner has made it for the next publication .
   I have used a Bugaboo image ,  Flower Pot , for this card and coloured with copics .
               
Will enter this challenge 
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/


The actual reason for posting is to remind you  that this weeks  TTCRD challenge has only a couple of days to run so be quick add your project we would love to see it .

http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/


Our sponsor this week with a generous $12.00 store voucher is Bugaboo Stamps
  There are some beautiful sample from the team to inspire you ..so why not join in ..

As always, our challenges are Anything Goes and we love seeing your crafty entries each week however, we must have rules for you to follow to keep it fair and fun for everyone.
  1. Only 2 entries per person
  2. No back linking - all entries must be new and not posted prior to the start of the challenge.
  3. All entries must include a link - back to Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog.
Word Verification Blogs are commented on at the discretion of the Design Team so your awesome project may or may not be commented on. 

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









Tuesday, October 9, 2018

New TTCRD weekly challenge

Hi there , welcome to my room  and thank you for calling in .

Hope that you are finding time to craft a little .


It is time for the new weekly challenge from TTCRD

Just a reminder

TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge for the week of 10-9-18 


Last week there were many entries , all of which were amazing . Projects for men , woman and children were well represented and all were worth checking out .So we are so looking forward to seeing what it is that you will share with us .  

Our sponsor this week with a generous $12.00 store voucher is Bugaboo Stamps



Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was over seven years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!  

Our DT members and our GD have offered for your perusal , fabulous cards that will surely inspire you .

So do pop over to the challenge blog , visit the DT blogs and if you have the inclination add an entry we would love to see you there .

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

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Cute and cuddly

Hi there visitors. Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .
This is my first post as a DT member for TTCRD challenge blog

http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/

I do hope that you enjoy my post and like the  two cards I share today . I say two because this week we have two sponsors and I have been given an image from both to create with . Thank you Rick St Dennis and Sparkle and Sprinkle .

Below you will see our sponsors blurb , their prize for this challenge and my card to share .







Rick St. Dennis MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer and instructor for over 45 years. You can find his full Bio here. His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet or Etsy. Inspiration projects from the Rick St. Dennis Elite Design Team can be found on the Sparkle and Glitter blog, or for the darker images on the Airless Chambers blog. Rick also has a personal blog and on Facebook, there is the Rick St.Dennis Digi fans and friends group, where you can showcase your cards and other projects using RSD images to be eligible to win prizes
                                                                                   
                                                                Prize: 2 digital images 
using Giraffii Kawaii 


 
Our products are not only hand-blended, hand-pressed, and hand-packaged in the United States, but our glitters, embossing powders, and flockings are also MANUFACTURED in The United States (not imported).
Sparkle N Sprinkle supports local manufacturers who make quality products using healthy,  environmentally-safe ingredients and fair labor practices. We hope that our loyal customers appreciate our efforts.

Your Quality Crafting Time deserves Quality Products

Prize: $15 Gift Certificate 

https://sparklensprinkle.net/products/gus-fish-whisperer-digital-set-digi871bg 
Pre coloured image 





As always, our challenges are Anything Goes and we love seeing your crafty entries each week however, we must have rules for you to follow to keep it fair and fun for everyone.
  1. Only 2 entries per person
  2. No back linking - all entries must be new and not posted prior to the start of the challenge.
  3. All entries must include a link - back to Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog.

Word Verification Blogs are commented on at the discretion of the Design Team so your awesome project may or may not be commented on.

Thank you  thoughts must go to the other DT members for their inspirational makes that will  surely inspire you to join in . You will find links to their blogs on the side bar of the challenge blog .

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

Saturday, September 8, 2018

NOT YET!!

Hello friends and followers . Welcome to my room . 
Thank you for calling in and I do hope that you let me know that you have been  by leaving a comment so that I can return the visit . 

A Christmas card to share this time 

White card, SU , for card base , Real Red card for matte
Paper from Festive Farmhouse DSP, SU.
topper from SU Memories & More
Santa's Workshop Card Pack .
Speech bubble die 
Sentiment from SU set , Signs of Santa 
Bling from SU .


  
Recently I was invited to join http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/ as a guest as my entry  was randomly chosen as a winner in one of their challenges . I will be on the DT in October . 
So for now I will share the link for their current challenge .


There is still time to share one of your projects in the current TTCRD  Challenge

                                     http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2018/09/anything-goes-challenge-week-of.html
We would love to see you there .
It is an easy  any thing goes challenge .



Our fabulous sponsor for this week is:

Prize: 3 digital images   

For inspiration check out our DT: samples . 


My thought for today 
My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.

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










Thursday, August 30, 2018

Wishing You


I have long been a fan of CAS cards and so most of my makes  have been of CAS  style .
I think mainly this is so because I suck at placing embellishments and  postage costs rise dramatically when letters are bulky . 

Hello to you and you and especially you .Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in . 
I never tire of creating CAS cards but I hope you are not bored with them when I post .
Maybe when you comment you could suggest a style just to challenge me 

But for today...

 

Chocolate Chip card base .Brown gingham paper  layer  from my stash 
SU , Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White 
SU, Neutral Candy Dots 
Sentiment and image free stamps with magazine .

and the inside 

Now, as this card will no doubt be posted I did not want more dots as embellishing on the inside so
after I had adhered the Whisper White to the Flirty Flamingo card I used my SU  cropadile to make holes in the corners before adhering to back of card . Looks cool in real life !

may well enter this challenge
https://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com/2018/08/aug-15-sept-14-challenge.html

Thanks again for calling in .

                                                 My thought for today

We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny.
 But what we put into it is ours.

                                                           Dag Hammarskjold 


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

Monday, August 27, 2018

Stay Pawsitive

Don't you just love the heading and the the play on words ?

Hello to you crafty pals .Very happy to see you and thank you for calling in

What joy! Spring is almost here . Now don't get me wrong,  I do appreciate the changes of seasons but this year especially I was so over Winter earlier than usual . Realistically I think it's  because of my heart recovery medication . Well ..it's certainly not because I am a little older is it?

Today I am sharing a card made for a male relative .I hope he " gets" the play on words and likes the card .

    Pacific Point, SU,  card base . Tranquil Tide , SU, matte  and  DSP , SU , Whole lot of Lovely .
          Image and sentiment from Tim Holtz collection
          Banner from a freebie set with a magazine .
          Circle  Dies used for frame for image and a speech bubble die for sentiment .
           Dot embossing folder ,SU on Whisper White , SU , behind image .
           Star embellishments on banner from SU.
           Coloured with aqua pen and SU ink pads


 

Will enter these challenges 
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-394.html

https://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-88.html

https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/210-anything-goes-sentiment.html.




My Thought for Today



The best ideas come as jokes.
 Make your thinking as funny as possible.


 David Ogilvy .


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