Monday, August 27, 2012

Better with Cupcakes

Hello there ,welcome to my room .Thank you so much for calling in . Hope you had just the best weekend . Thank you too for all the comments I've  had since last Monday .
The weather here has been down right ordinary , cold , wet and windy . That being so , there has been no outings to speak of and really,  we have been pretty quiet . Watching movies ,sports and car racing on TV. Regular couch potatoes !
Loved browsing through some of the entries on Make it Monday though.
And now Michelle has opened the new Linky Party # 104 Hope that you join in .
    If you are interested , you might like to visit the facebook page ,Michelle may have featured you too .
Check out Michelle's Pink Paper Paradise Facebook Page.
Random entries from the weekly linky parties will be featured regularly and you can also view Michelle's cards that are available for sale. Free postage is offered Australia wide.
My card to share 
The image and sentiment are from " my little friend " There She Goes Clear Stamps .
I enjoyed using these papers and layering the two smaller pieces as frames for little gnome . Wonderful things computers. I wonder if this would count as one layer in a challenge?
and the inside
Here I have used digi papers from our wonderful sponsor this week .

Mandy is generously offering our winner a digi paper collection of their choice.

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

The lovely ladies of the design team have created some gorgeous card to get you all inspired.

Please be sure to swing by their blogs to say hi and to see who they have chosen as their favourite entry from last week.

This one is my pick .Now don't you dare think that this was easy pickings , cause it weren't ! I cannot believe that there are so many talented papercrafters out in blogland .

                                           Mandy  #176

Beautiful card design, stunning image, beautiful colouring and awesome flowers .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday, Mandy .
The new Linky Party is open now and I am looking forward to the link that takes me to your place .
                                                                   My thought for today ..

                                             Nobody knows enough,
                                                 but many know too much .
                                                                    - Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach;
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Shades of Blue for Annabelle .

Hi , welcome to my room . Hope that all is good for you and yours .
Thank you for all the lovely comments on previous postings .I do try to get back to you all but if I have missed you , sorry , I'll will say though that I read every one and appreciate each .
To share today is a card for a challenge , or two ,if I find them later..

Now before I start . A short time ago I was blog browsing and saw this layout with  similar card and papers .I dont know what blue card or paper that artist used or image for centre.If that artist sees this and cares to show me her link to her card I will certainly acknowledege that I was inspired by  her .
I cant  even remember if she had a blue card base or not  or what sentiment was with it .
Anyhow I have used Whisper White, SU, card base with layer of  Night of Navy, SU . Striped paper is from SU also , as is the ribbon and Bakers twine and punch used for tag .
Sentiment is from Expressions ,and the image from Delicate Doilies  , SU. I used a hole punch for the ribbon and the tag.
Will be used as a masculine birthday card in September .
                                                My thought for today

                                             Faith is that quality or power by which the things desired
                                                   become the things possessed.
                                                                    -Kathryn  Kuhlman.

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

Monday, August 20, 2012

Old Salty and Meljen's.

Whoopie ,  glad you called in . All in a tither here this morning . Not for any particular reason other than too many things on the go .
Now that you are here though I 'll sit down and share some time with you . Hope that you are going to join us for the Make it Monday Linky Party  #103 as it starts today . Last week had another mega number of entries , were you one of them ?
My DT card to share is showcasing one of our sponsors images
Seafaring Seagull frame . As usual it is in my favourite style CAS ,

and inside .

Thanks to our sponsor .

Meljen Designs Digital Stamps  are giving away the lovely prize of the winner's choice of 4 single digis!
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Pop over to the talented DT ladies as they share their inspirational projects to enthuse you .
If you entered last week then you may have been one of  their  POTW
My choice is # 278

Carol's first scrapbook and if the cover is anything to go by the rest is going to be fabulous .Can't wait to see first day photos . Thanks for sharing with us Carol .

                                                       My thought for today .
                              If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs ,
                                it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation .

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

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray!

Well hello there . Another wintry day here in Adelaide . Not minding much though as I have had time to make another card today .
Thanks for calling in .
Just a quick card from digi  images and papers from a free CD on a magazine .
Now the card base looks red but it is Pumpkin Pie .Buttons from my SU stash and punch used for bottom edge on image frame , Pacific Point.
inside ..
WOW that's better ! photographed same time , same place , same light , same camera but card base looks like it should , Pumpkin Pie.
Going to enter in these challenges .

My thought for today

 An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have ;
the older she gets ,
the more interested he is in her.

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

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wonderful .

Another cold day in Adelaide today . Small hail , lots of rain too . Hi there , welcome to my room . What's the weather like where you are?
I'm so over this Winter .  not because of the cold ,but because Doug can't gopher  out around the block..Now  I think he is all movied out ! Never mind .Soon it will be warmer and I will be worried that he is out too long ..
Made a card today for my next craft morning with Sandy and Fran .
Have finally used all my stash of Kraft card and the nearest I have is the SU Crumb Cake .
And that's the card base and layer  here .
The image is from Kaszazz and the sentiment an oldie from SU as is the butterfly .I used chalks as colouring medium . I swiped the edges of layer with Whisper White
The inside just has two diecut rectangles layered  together with the smaller having edges swiped with Whisper White ink  too . Not the best showing here but I'm sure you get the idea.
I will hunt now for challenges to enter this into .

So thanks again for popping in .Hope that you liked this one .
                                                        My thought for today .
                                             The brain is as strong as it's weakest think .
                                                           - Eleanor Doan .   
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne                                                

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Not one stamp!

Hi there , welcome to my room .I'm so glad you have called in . Hope that you like tonights card . Once more I am trying to use up some of my papercraft stash .
For tonight I have used some free papers that were on a magazine and some diecut images from KaiserCraft. I began with a card base from SU  Glossy White and a matte of Basic Black .
My card is especially for
Challenge #14 is all about Paper Flowers.
The sentiment is a Rubon from an old  opened pack and I was sweating that it would work as I rubbed away, I can tell you .
I have had a few disasters with some rubons with hit and miss results  .
And the thing is don't know that they are not going to work until it is too late .
So the tip is , if you are unsure , is to place the image or words onto a tag or label first  . That way you have not messed up the card .
Well this time I was lucky .
There are paper flowers on the dressing table and a flower from my stash in top corner .

the inside ..

Took me longer to make a cup of tea and some toast  with  jam and cream for supper than it took to make this card .It went together so well and I am happy with it . And I got to use up some of my stash as well !
So now I am off to enter it and then on to some commenting . Thank you to those who have left me some kind words on this and other posts . Much appreciated .
Hope you have a happy morning , noon or night .LOL
My thought for today
Enthusiasm is contagious.
Be a carrier.     
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday with DigiDoodle Shop

Hello you all . Thank you so much for calling in .Welcome to my room . I'm sitting here ,  feeling rather melancholy . I have been thinking of my friend Fran . Fran was with her Mum as she passed away , Saturday  afternoon . Here it  is, Monday now ; a new week well on its way and I  know Fran has all the love and support of her nearest and dearest, but I still feel sad for her. .
So on to a happier note .
My card to share today is  for the new Make it Monday Linky Party #102 which is open now .
The beautiful image  which was fun to colour, is from our sponsor .
" At The Wishing Well."

 and the inside .

Our Sponsor this week , then , is

DigiDoodle Shop is the results of a mother and daughter’s love for the arts and
 crafts.  It was started a little over 3 years ago with a little more than 100 stamps,
 and has since then grown to almost 500 stamps.  Joy (the mother of this team)
 designs realistic images, while Judy (aka/daughter) loves the “fun side of life”,
and create images with a cartoon flair.  Having these two complimenting styles
 have enabled  DigiDoodle Shop  to offer a wide variety of stamps. 
The DigiDoodle Shop is giving away a $10.00 Store Gift Certificate to the lucky random winner!
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just
 leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on
Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have
of  winning!

The DT will love it if you will pop over to their blogs to see their other inspirational

works of art .

Congrats to  last weeks winners

My pick of last week

Such a brilliant fun card ..

Oh MY !No thanks .I'd run a mile .LOL
Love this fun card with this wild image and fun sentiment . Perfect colouring too . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday, Deonna .

And lastly ,sorry I slipped back to that melancholy place as I searched for this.... 
                                                           My thought for today

                                                                    This may learn
                                                                      them that mourn
                                                                     to put their grief to flight:
                                                                     The Spring succeedeth Winter
                                                                        and day must follow night . 
                                                                                                    - Anne Collins 

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

Sunday, August 12, 2012

No words enough

Hello ,welcome to my room . Still oh so cold here in Adelaide , only making 14.8 degrees here today . We had an enormous electricity bill the other day but heck we have to stay warm ..
Doug still feeling the effects of his strokes cannot get warm even with his tracky dacks on and t-shirt underneath,  so aircon it is . Which means healthy me is running around in  only jeans and t-shirt but there you go ; if that's all we have to worry about life is still good .
Made time to make a very special card today . Fran's Mum passed away yesterday afternoon and as Fran comes to my workshops , she would have seen all the Sympathy cards I have so a new one was needed . Am sharing cause it is in the post box  already and I am pretty sure she wont see this post .
On the front of card base of Shimmery White I stamped the background stamp Floral in Blushing Bride ink . Diecut  and embossed  scallop oval for sentiment from Stamp-It. Flower, leaf and bow from my stash .

For the inside I inked Floral in Bashful Blue. Right hand sentiment is from Artee Stamps in Brocade Blue . And because I computer  printed the right hand signing in black , I thought a  small silhouette image might soften the tag . I chose this background stamp  because I know Fran likes the image .
Am entering challenge ..     words only
Now I have 8 birthday cards needed for September so better sort that lot out .
Might even look around for some challenges later tonight .
                                                       My thought for today

              A shadow in the parching sun , and a shelter in a blustering
                  storm , are of all seasons the most welcome; so a faithful friend
                  in time of adversity , is of all other most comfortable .

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

Saturday, August 11, 2012

it's your day

Hi there , welcome to my room . Might be freezing outside but definately warm in here .
Hope that all is well with you and yours .
Special thoughts today to those who have dear ones not so well . It is hard to be with a loved one when you know that there is no more that can be done for them , apart from making sure that they are as comfortable as they can be . My friend Fran 's Mother is not expected to live much longer and I know Fran is with her as much as she can be and when not , she is with her in spirit . Fran please know that you are in my thoughts .
On a happier vein ..
just a quick sharing of a workshop card
which I will enter into challenges ...

front . White card base . Papers, punched leaves , flowers and SU button  from my stash ..which by the way just isn't getting any smaller !! The image is from KaiserCraft and water coloured with SU watercolour pencils .

Thank you for calling in and to those who leave comment , know that I love that you took the time .
My thought for today ..
                                                      A friend is one to whom one may pour out
                                                          all the contents of one's heart,
                                                            chaff and grain together,
                                                          knowing that the gentlest of hands
                                                       will take and sift it , keep what is worth keeping
                                                          and with a breath of kindness
                                                              blow the rest away .
                                                                                   -- Arabian Proverb.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.        

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Some workshop cards

Hi there , welcome to my room .What a fabulous day, weather wise, we had in Adelaide. We actually saw some sunshine . Thanks for calling in . I hope I can call in on you too very soon .
Had the " girls " here this morning for card making  . Cuppa , bickies and lots of laughter .
Thanks Fran and Sandy , you are both great company .

This card has image from
The music note on right is from a free stamp set on  a magazine . I forget where the other music stamp came from ..sorry .
The next card was not made today but I really liked it and wanted to share it ..
Image from ..

This one made today and image from same site . The cards and chips  are from that free set as before .

T shirt and sentiment My Favorite Things
 Loved this T-shirt  diecut and stamp set . I cut two shirts in Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie card and cut the collar and cuff  from blue and paperpieced them onto Pumpkin Pie shirt .
Well a photo heavy post but still a quick one I think ..Just looking now for my thought for today .

Shared joy is double joy
and shared sorrow is half sorrow .

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

Monday, August 6, 2012

Candy on Monday and Bugaboo.

Hi there , here we are again enjoying each others company .Thank you for joining me here in my room . Welcome to new follower , Shannah.  Hope that you enjoy your visits .  I cannot believe that Monday has come around again and I could not find time this week to post more .
But Monday it is ! 300 entries for the #100 Make it Monday Linky Party. Thank you each and everyone of you who made this achievement possible .
Not forgetting the part that sponsors play in our party success either .
Our sponsor this week is 

and here,  I share a card made with a fabulous  image supplied by Bugaboo.
This one  is Flower tag5  I love that you can reverse , rotate and resize digi images .

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 two 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! 

 If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo
Stamps   atTotally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT   for weekly
challenges at Catch the Bug

Bugaboo Stamps are offering a very generous prize
 of winner's choice of 7  single digis!
Congrats to all the winners from last week .  

This week with all the amazing projects shared, I found it extremely hard to choose one

for my POTW. But choose I did !

#228  LINDA

So darn cute! love the image , the colouring and those bright flowers . Fabulous card . Thanks, Linda, for sharing on Make it Monday.
I hope that you all visited the blogs of our talented DT for inspiration and to leave some blog love .
If you did last week then you would be in the running for the little candy that was on offer for one lucky commenter .
Well I have to say I had plenty of lovely comments thank you .
And if you are still here reading this long post I was the candy giver , celebrating Michelle's  100 th Linky Party.
Congratulations Barbara from 
If you would contact me  with  postal is in my profile .
                                Leaving you with my thought for today

                                         Never explain yourself.
                                           Your friends don't need it
                                      and your enemies wont believe it .
                                                                - Belgicia Howell