Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A Fabulous Birthday

Good evening , good afternoon or good morning . Welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .  As I type up my post and share my today's make , it is almost time for bed here .

This is the time I am usually messaging " sleep well" to my friends and family and letting the dog outside while I tidy up ready to retire to my pillow before my nose hits the keyboard .

But,  I will finish this first .I saw this card layout on pinterest earlier today and rummaged around to find my own paper ,card as well as sentiment to make my own version .
I chose the paper first , well,  it was always going to be a white card base .

The paper was a part of a  12x12 sheet from my stash .

The back strip is SU Gorgeous Grape  card stock .

I layered the paper onto SU Basic Grey card and adhered to card front with foam dots .

I punched a 2'' circle with SU punch  and stamped sentiment in SU Rich Razzleberry ink .
Then adhered circle with foam dots .

For embellishing I punched out small flower and leaves .

I am happy with the color combination   so I hope that you like it too and the card as well .                         

Thanks again for visiting .

My thought  for today 

The family is one of nature's masterpieces. 

George Santayana 

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

Saturday, July 21, 2018

A fun ride ?

Hello friends , welcome to my room where I am sharing a card made this morning .
Thank you for calling in and I hope you like my simple make .

I actually had a scooter like this almost the same color too .But when we moved to the city from the country I was too scared to use it on the city  roads. I only rode it  twice on the busy roads and when a truck then a bus went past me on the second time I shook so much that I was petrified that I would fall off. I sold it soon after !!

The image and sentiment are from an old SU set , Today& Everyday.
I colored with pencils . White thick card from my stash for card base and Mint Macaron for layer.
Circle die  from my die  collection used .


I added the layer with foam Stampin' Dimensionals and topped it  with SU embellishments .

Finding challenges to join

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        We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.

                                     Charlotte Whitton 

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

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The right tools

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

Seems ages since I posted .I do make a start but get called away , do a little more then it is time for meal preparation or some other home duty . Does any one else relate or do you all post in one go? 

The card I share today is one in which I made my own back ground with two blue ink colours.
Thick White card stock SU .  Dapper Denim for matte . Whisper White for back ground layer and sentiment along with the image .
The  back ground stamp , the tool box image and the sentiment are from a freebie stamp set with a magazine .
The stripes stamp is only a quarter the size of the white layer so I inked and stamped it 4 times in light blue the because it is a clear stamp I was able to ink again in darker blue and stamp in between   the light blue lines .Quite effective I thought . 

It is plain but suitable for a masculine card do you think ?

Every art expression is rooted fundamentally in the personality and temperament of the artist.
 Hans Hofmann

Inside too 

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

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Raise your glass

Hi there crafty friends , visitors and maybe family ..Welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in . Hope that you are all having a good day .

Wont mention the weather as it has been pretty ordinary as of late .

Thank goodness it is Friday tomorrow and I get to spend time with a couple of friends , chatting , laughing ,  card making and generally expressing our views on world events .

Today I am sharing another  card which may suit  the male in the family .
I have heard of pink champagne and that's about the extent of my knowledge of the beverage .
So you may guess that I have taken a bit of licence with the colouring here .


The card base is from Kraft card with layer of Pacific Point which has been embossed .This will show up beautifully if you click on the image .  The embossing folder and set of stamps used were freebies from a magazine . I used a SU punch to add sentiments and copics to colour. I added the images and sentiments with Foam dots . 

 The sentiment and image for the inside were from the free  set as well .

  Hoping that this card is suitable for this challenge

                                                                                                   Collection closes in 13d 5h 21m. 


                                                        My thought for today 

                                                        There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. - Edith Wharton

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

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Just for you

Hello there craft buddies . Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .
I do hope that all is well with you and yours .

It was 3 c degrees this morning when I got up then promptly went back to bed . Snuggling back under the blankets on a Sunday morning and listening to the wireless is such a treat . But of course it does make for a late breakfast which really does throw the normal daily  routine right out the window .
Oh well , it is said  that a change is as good as a holiday so I guess I am on holidays today . LOL

Another change today is that  I am sharing two cards here in this post .
Just simple quick cards , I must say .

Firstly , one using an image from an Art pad from LOTV as a topper .
A white card base with a green card layer . Both SU card stock  from my stash .
The tag die and sentiment stamp  are from a free set in a magazine .
The bling from my stash .
The sentiment ensures that the card can be used for birthday, Mothers' day or get well card .

The second card 

CASED from Lisa's card 
I did use a different sentiment tho..oh and a different flower from the same SU set , 
Love What You Do.
DSP is from paper pack,  Share What You Love .

Now I have just one more card and kit to make for Tuesday. That will be shared another day .

My time is limited but I may find a challenge or two in which to enter one or both of the cards . 
The next trick is to remember to check when said challenge ends ..Ahhh well!! 

Found a challenge to enter

My thought for today 

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. - Confucius

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

Friday, June 29, 2018

How DO you wrap a hug?

Hi there . Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .
I do hope that you let me know that you have popped in to read  my post by leaving a few words in the comment box below . I appreciate you taking the  time . I do read all comments and will return the visit asap .

Another cold day in Adelaide with a few late afternoon showers . Now Hubby does not like Winter as he cannot go out on his gopher to give  Twiggy a run in one of the many parks nearby . So he has to content himself with watching a lot of TV or playing games on his computer . For me it is ok as I love being in my craft room either actually making cards or researching on line for card sketches /ideas .I do love Pinterest .

Today I am sharing a rather plain little square card .
An image, A Secret,  from Mo's Digis which I coloured with copics .
The sentiment is one of Penny Black's stamps.
The little butterfly is from a freebie set in a magazine .
The DSP is from my SU stash .
I die cut the image after printing it then stamped the sentiment and butterfly before  colouring and adding to card with foam dots .


thought for today 

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. - Albert Schweitzer

Try always to be kind .

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

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Take time out

My room is warm and cosy . Messy and not a lot of walking area but never the less warm and inviting for my cyber friends . Hi there, welcome and  thank you for calling in .
It is only 13 C degrees in Adelaide  as I begin this post .

Today I share a card that is a little out of my comfort zone . For one thing I have some colouring and made a scene with a few die cuts .

The gentleman image is a digi from Mo's digis , called Pigeons and I have coloured with copics .
The grass and fence are MFT dies .The sentiment is from Hero Arts . The cloud die is from Whimsy Shapeology dies .


Not quite as I envisaged but I like the scene . 

Thank you to those who have visited and left kind words on previous posts .

These are but a few of my craft pal' s  blogs that I  recommend for your perusal . 

My thought for today

If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one. - Cavett Robert

Think about that . Whether you are rising to greet the new day or retiring from a spent day , would you really want to miss it ? 

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