Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Sailing on calm waters

Greetings and salutations to you and you .Thank you for calling in and welcome to my room .
I hope that all is well with you and yours .

Today I am sharing another card using some SU products and something old from LOTV. 

I began with a 12.5 cm square Night of Navy card base ., creating a top fold card . 

Adding a layer of Come Sail Away DSP I then chose  two toppers from the 
Memories and More Card Pack .The first topper adhered flat while the second raised .
The sentiment is from LOTV punched out with SU circle punch [1 3/8"] then layered onto
a scrap of Night Of Navy card and punched out with another SU punch [1 1/2 "] 
I left the front unadorned from bling . 

 Excuse the lop sided view of the inside but the stamped Whisper  White piece is not adhered yet .The small sail  yacht is from SU stamp set Sailing Home , inked with SU, Not Quite Navy.

Totally love these  coordinating elements ,Stamps  and  paper along with 
Memories and More packs . 

May enter a challenge 

Do you know of another  appropriate  challenge ?

Once again thank you for calling in .Please do say hello so that I know you have been .

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

Monday, November 25, 2019

We all need fun friends

Hi there .  Welcome .

How awesome  is this ? I have missed blogging . Also missing the visits to other blogs .
Nothing boosts one's morale , lifts one's spirit or encourages one to create more than kind words from another like minded person . Bit like life in general really.

Any way , thank you to those who left comments on my last post . Now you all will be stuck with me for another season ,LOL

Today I am sharing a card using stamps that have not felt the kiss of ink for quite some time . If the sentiment seems  crooked please believe me when I say I did mean for that to be the case . My colouring has indeed suffered from  lack of practice , sad to say . BUT when I am a little disappointed with anything on my creation   I always say to myself that a blind person would be happy to see it .

This time I have used  SU thick  Whisper White  card base with a SU  Chocolate Chip mat.
Again on a layer  thick WW I inked Art Impressions " Girl Friends" set and used one of the sentiments included . On the inside I used another which reads..
" Wishing you a wonderful birthday filled with love and laughter"
 This came from a freebie with a magazine and I thought that it complimented the front of the card very well .
I agonized whether or not to add embellishments and in the end I decided for just 3 enamel drops .

Thank you for calling in .

I may  join in another challenge .

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

Friday, November 22, 2019

Restart your engines

Hello and welcome to my blog and thank you for actually calling in .Please do let me know that you have been by leaving kind comment and I will surely visit your craft place too .

I am a bit out of practice with this blogging bit as life just got too busy and my mojo left me .I have been card making though , just not sharing except with my craft buddies Sandy and Jane at our get together s . Then  because  I began to miss blog browsing and  commenting, I plan to restart my posting and visiting. I may be at your cyber  place soon  .

To share with you today I have a creation that began with a Cajun Craze  square card base with a layer of Classic garage 6''x6'' DSP .

For the  die cut images , tools and car I used   Garage Gears dies that were bundled with the
SU  stamp set , Geared Up Garage and I coloured with copics .
The dies used for the labels for the   sentiment from the same stamp set , are Stitched Nested Labels Dies from SU .

I have a few masculine cards needed soon so this one will come in handy .

Got to my craft room late tonight so no time for cyber roaming so will catch up with that tomorrow .
Looking forward to checking out what has been going on and what treasured mini works of art have been created in my absence ..

Joining in the TTCRD challenge

Stay safe , stay well , be happy .

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

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Friendship card

Hello there craft pals . Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .I do hope that you say hello and maybe let me know what you think of my card today

It is freezing here in Adelaide right now just 13 degrees so my mojo has frozen . I am tapping into my usual avenues of mojo inspiring /awakening like new SU stamp and die sets and pinterest , along with other SU demonstrator blogs .You would think I should hit on something that would get the craft juices flowing .

I have been playing with new stamp and die set , To A Wild Rose .

Here is the card .Please stay with me here because I would love some input from you  about the white edge around the die cut .


In the top image you can see the white edge of the flowers because I stamped onto white card .But for the leaves I used green card stock 


Here is a photo of two spare flower  die cut images where I have inked the white edge .In your opinion would these have looked better on my card ? 
Second opinion on the stamping now ..
The flower on the right is inked Regal Rose ink and outlined with Primrose Petals ink .
The flower on the left is inked  same but outlined with Black ink .Both flowers I like . 

Of course this quandary  would not be here had the back ground been light coloured or white . 

It's very important to surround yourself 
with people you can learn from.

 Reba McEntire

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

Friday, June 14, 2019

A card within a card

Hello there. Long time since I have blogged and have I  missed sharing my cards and visiting blogs  to see what you have been up to .

  So here we are ..welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .

  My caring role has been taking up a bit more of my time lately and I notice that I have been rushing through my card making when ever I had a few moments spare . I am sure that many of you would know how  mistakes are made when you rush through the steps of card making .and stamping .

 Tonight I will share how I saved a card .

 I began with Basic Black card stock base, 14cm square  . I die cut a circle apeture in the front of card . I then used Whiper White card stock for a Square 13.5cm card which I adhered to the inside  back of black card with its side fold to the outside edge . Using the same sized circle die I cut a circle from Bird Ballard DSP and adhered it to the closed white card . The way I did this so that the image was in the right position is as follows I closed  the black card , placed the die cut paper, bird image up, inside the apeture and glued  the DSP  down .

I then cut a 13.5cm square of the striped  DSP  for the front of black card . I used the next sized  
die to cut a slightly larger circle then adhered it to card front . To ensure that the circles cut were aligned as required I temporally added the DSP to front of card , opened the card and using a pencil
drew a line around the apeture onto the back of the DSP  , then taking the DSP off the black card front I die cut the larger circle 
using the circle I had drawn as a guide  . Thus I had a small border of black card around the birds .

After opening the white card as shown ,  and closing black card , I stamped a sentiment through the apeture , Happy Birthday . 
Now here is where I began rushing to complete card and I dropped the inked  stamp. As you can see in picture below it landed ink down and left a blemish .

There is a craft saying ...There are no mistakes in card making   only opportunities for embellishing 
In this instance I fussy cut a single bird from the DSP and placed it over the offending smudge .

And so my card is complete . It is an unusual fold

I have left the front bare till later .

                          It is a long post and I am out of practice with tutorials so if you have made it to the end , I do hope that you like the card .

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Bear and present

Hello to you and to you as visitors  to my blog . Welcome to my post today as I share my card .I hope that you like it and the image which is one from our sponsor for this challenge .Teddy bear #2
And of course I hope that you will pop over to the challenge blog .

All card stock and paper from my craft stash and I coloured with copics .
The sentiment is from a sentiment from a free stamp set with a magazine .

Thank you to the sponsor

Image may contain: one or more people, flower and text

Image may contain: 1 person, text and closeup

The challenge is now open

But first a message from Admin  .Gentle Reminder!
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.
Link up and share your creation . We would love to see you here 

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A sponsor acknowledgement

Hello there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .
In my previous post as DT member for TTCRD challenges I acknowledged that the sponsor for that week was Stix2anything  and because their  supplies were not received before DT post was due  I created a card from my own craft stash .
But I did say that when goodies arrived I would use these or at least some of,  in another post . here is a reminder of that kind sponsor .

So now I can share my creation . My Just For You card .

Sponsors Products used 
Stix2Anything 3D foam squares to add die cut buttons for dimension .

Was worried that when I sharpened this pencil that the " special lead?" would either mash or break but it did neither .This is a great tool ! I found that if you are heavy handed when poking the pencil onto small gem it does not work as well as when you just dab point onto said gem .just a quick light dab worked a treat and gem was on and stayed on pencil .I used The Silicone Adhesive   this time for these small glass gems .

Once again thanks to the sponsor Stix2Anything for the products sent to me .

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