Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dress tie

Hi everyone . Welcome to my room .Awesome that you have popped in to browse. Hope that you like what you see. Hi there to new followers too , thank you for joining , I'll see you at your place soon .
The family has gone back home so our little unit is very quiet  now. Both Doug and I were so happy to see Michelle  [ our Daughter] and her family . The Grandsons were so good , happy to do lots of colouring in and play games on the computers when we were not doing touristy things . Our last day together was spent at a park nearby . The weather was almost perfect while they were here but has rained since they left ..
I have still quite a few comments to catch up on but will plough through them eventually .
Tonight I would like to share a card and an ATC .
25th Sept - 11th Challenge What Little Boys are made of or Anything Goes
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Please pop over to see the other  DT members  fantastic ATCs . and leave some blog love for them and then check out the entries .I'm sure they will all inspire  you and maybe you might create an ATC of your own .

For this male themed ATC I have chosen to use the SU set Totally Tool .
On top of a covering of DSP I paper pieced the tools with only the sentiment that came with the screwdriver added at bottom of tools .Markers and coloured pencils used .
And the card ..

This is one of the cards I used for my Tuesday morning card making ladies .And as I uploaded I see a smudge aahhhh !! I've had these tie brads for YEARS and I'm happy they are now on cards .The card stock used is SU , the  dsp is from new , Frightful Sight ,pkt.SU. The sentiment from new  SU , Happiest Birthday Wishes.
I am so looking forward to the Spring weather coming back ! Cold and wet here today . Hope that you all enjoy the rest of the week .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.


Elizabeth, The Shepherdess said...

What cute tie brads, Shirley-anne! For a minute or two I thought you used the tie stamp and was admiring how well you dressed up the images. =)
That tool set is a favorite with my boys, but I never thought of paper piecing with them. Great idea!!

jimlynn said...

Both are great. Love that little ATC with the tools...perfect for a guy!
The card is so nice too. Wonderful use of those brads!

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Shirley ..oh i am so glad you all had a wonderful time and the weather was .kind to you all. I hope they have a safe journey home.
Love the little tie Brads.. they are so cute
Lisa x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Great atc and card, I am not a lover of brads but these look great on your card.
Kevin xx

Doreen said...

two gorgeous projects Shirley-Anne,I do love the ties on the card.Glad to hear you had a great visit from your daughter and her

Lori said...

Both cards are great! I especially love the tools one - what a darling saying!

Sandy said...

Hi Shirley, thanks for Tuesday - had fun making the tie card.
Your ATC looks great, those tools look good.

Jenny said...

Hi Shirley-Anne. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. It is always great to 'meet' a fellow Australian. I am off now to copy that tie card - love it - hope you dont mind :) Thank YOU for the inspiration. x

Anonymous said...

great atc, love the tools!

and love the male tie card too, fun boy themed stuff!

Glad you had a great time with your family!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

What lovely cards. Masculine cards are so tough to make and so easily you have made them

Jane said...

Great brads, enjoyed making this card today, hope you both have a great long weekend.

Kim B said...

Super cute, always need some manly cards and atc's. Thanks for signing up to follow my blog. My pleasure to have you as a guest. I signed up to follow you too. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Kim

Sasha said...

Hi Shirley-Anne. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.
I love your masculine themed ATC and card. I especially love those tie brads, I've never seen anything like those before, they look fab... as does your backing paper. Got to love those tools, too x

Merry said...

Both of these cards are terrific. Love the tools on the first card and what wonderful way to use those tie brads.