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.


  1. 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!!

  2. 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!

  3. 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

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

  5. 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

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

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

  8. 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

  9. 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!!!

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

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

  12. 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

  13. 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

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


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