Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Kraftyhands sample

Hi there blogging pals .Good to have your company .
Welcome to my room and a huge welcome to my newest followers.
Where ever you may be in this topsy turvey world of ours , I hope that you and yours are safe .
I cannot do anything about any of the dramas that are ever present ..BUT..I can try to bring a little sunshine , a little moment worthy of a smile to some one some where .
Just leave a comment to this post . I will choose a comment and post findings on Monday 4th February..
This sweet little card will be sent  ANYWHERE.
I bought this Sunshine & Smiles CD recently from Kraftyhands .
Now guys and gals let me tell you , It is soooo easy to use .Just slip the disk into PC  and away you go into a craft heaven .
When you have a moment visit the links above for inspiration galore.
My card to share is a 15cm square white gloss base.
The image is 3D and is on the disk , as is the sentiment . the flower and swirl are from my stash .
Here the inside paper has been printed from the  CD and I added  a diecut scallop oval for a sentiment
Just to show you the 3D image , each section printed from the CD
Did you realise that is the end of January tomorrow?
11 months to Christmas ! hee heee just thought I would mention that in passing ..
                Catch you again soon,  cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tagged 3rd Christmas card

Hi there . Welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in ..Hope that you and yours are well .
Mike,  thank you for joining  here on my blog , hope that you  add your tuppence worth as you view my simple creations  .
Sharing today,  another Christmas card .
Card and paper from SU .
The tag is new from SU. Snow Festival designer Printed Tags .
I have added sentiment from SU set Christmas Classics and rhinestones from my stash , along with just a punched small star.

Label for inside is SU,  Framelits Labels Collection .
 And now to feature a Christmas card from Sandy .

If you leave a comment and show a link to  your  new  2013 Christmas card , I may pick yours to feature next week ..
entered this challenge

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

Monday, January 28, 2013

Roll on Ducky

Hi there , welcome to my room ..Hope that you are enjoying your day /evening , where  ever  you are.
Hello to a new follower , Lorraine B, Hope that you always enjoy your visits ..
Many entries , awesome variety and amazing talent on show  last week . Wonderful projects from the DT as well  . Thank you one and all .
AHHH  sigh,  the memories that this image bought forth,  the minute I saw it .
My three children , well when they were children [ all adults] , loved pull along toys .
And I loved colouring this fun image  too .
Gloss red card base from my stash .  Paper , blue card and white   from SU.  Foam number from my stash . The image for me to  showcase is  from our sponsor .
This week we are being sponsored once again by the ever fun and cute Meljen Designs Digital Stamps!
And the inside . The red gloss card has white inside .
Used copics to colour .
 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!
Hello Doreen .Awesome creation . Love the paper and the great colour combination .
Brilliant spray of flowers and the corner bling is just the right embellishing with pretty ribbon .
sweet image is coloured perfectly . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
Pop over to DT blogs to see if you or someone you know is their POTW .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

2nd Christmas card

Hi there .
Welcome to my room , and thank you for calling in .
My cardmaking friends who share time with me here at home suggested that we make one Christmas card a week at least . Now , I was quick to agree , because last year I was really short of handmade cards and had to send a couple  [ well, a few actually] of  shop bought ones .
So as usual my style will be simple and mostly quick cards .
here is #2
Card base is from SU , papers free from magazineand my stash . 
The image and the inside sentiment  is from SU  set, Bells and Boughs.
The inside
Hope you like this one .
As I have been blogging lately as a  DT member for Make it Monday and
Kraftyhands Challenge Blog  I see that there are many cardmakers with the same idea and are sharing their 2013 Christmas collections too .
If you have begun your collection leave a link in a comment here for this post and if I get a few I will choose one to feature on my next weeks  Christmas card post.
Just a final note , a  family titbit ..
Yesterday I mentioned following your dream ..well wearing a Mum's hat now  and I want to plug Michelle's new on line shop . Small steps , just beginning her dream .Love it if you would pop over to the shop and say hi and wish her well cause it can be rather daunting trying something new ..
Craft can make you happy .
Am entering this challenge .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Chasing a Dream

Hi there ,  every-one.

Welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .

 Here we are at  the tail end of January . Another Monday , another Make it Monday Linky Party. Another week of fabulous entries gone and another opening today . Thank you to all who make this the best party in town .  

We are very excited to have again our fun sponsors Bugaboo Stamps! Everyone loves these
fun and sweet digis!
 This week I was able to choose this image/ sentiment to showcase  Chase Your Dreams .
Thank you Jodie .

Hard to photograph as card base is Glossy White  and the paper also glossy , I think from '

Christina Re. Sentiment  has been diecut . Flowers from my stash .

 Love this sentiment as I think it is quite versatile

Retirement wishes , graduation or leaving school , starting a new business venture  to name

a few uses ..
                                                                                   inside of card.
Our sponsor

Bugaboo Stamps are offering a very generous prize of winner's choice of 7 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!
Of course , just a reminder to pop over to the DTs blogs to see there fabulous projects
You may even be surprised at just who was chosen as a DT POTW..
My pick ..oh so hard to choose ...#108
Fabulous , totally awesome boys card , Lorraine. love those papers and your colouring of great image .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
Congrats to last weeks winners , hope to see more of your projects again soon .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley- Anne.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Perfect Partner

Hello , welcome to my room .
Thanks for calling in, and I hope you enjoy your browsing  .
Have an order for some vintage cards .  Tonight will share another of my efforts .
This beautiful image was a Birthday gift from Jane
called Perfect Partner from Papermania Art Decor..
I have paper pieced her frock and coloured the rest with copics
added a pearl to her hat and a strip of pearls about the middle of front of card
Paper is from SU , Comfort Cafe.
I would have liked to colour his suit black but was too timid so I stuck with grey .
Hope that the image looks ok over hanging the part frame I placed it on .
What do you think?
The image is about 14.5 cm tall .
There's that change of colour again ..sorry about picture of inside

Love this image and now I cant wait to spend that craft shop voucher that Fran and Sandy gave me .
When I do I dont know where I will put any thing I do buy room is bursting at the seams .
But ..hey ..I'll worry about that later..not !!
Well might go and make myself a milo and see if  Michelle wants to sit at her PC and have one with me . Will get on with some comments then I think ..
Have to check out her new  Australian on Line shop  too , I hear there are some great new masculine stamp sets on show .
OOPS  milo damm hot ! Dunking a couple of bickies will cool it down some ...yum yum ..
Will enter into some challenges ...
close in 19d 16h 16m)
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

1st for the year 2013...

Christmas card that is!

Hi there everyone . Thanks for calling in . Glad you're here and hope you enjoy your browsing .
Last year for one reason or another I made very few Christmas cards ... This year I warned my craft buddies that on Tuesdays I will have one Christmas card kit for them  to complete .  Sandy and Fran seemed quite happy to do that so look forward to creating some Christmas CAS cards .
Here is todays.     Sorry it is such an aweful photo .
 Was taken outside in natural light and against white background  too but white is showing cream .
The card base is white as is the JOY tab.
The image is from a card topper sheet by lilly of the valley.

The inside is a preprinted  white insert from a pack I have had since year dot !

Well I am off to start dinner .
Craft away's fun .
Am entering these challenges  Feb11th 6 days 6days
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Rain ,hail or sunshine

Hello once again . Welcome to my room .
Thank you for visiting , browsing and or following .I do hope that you like that which I share today .
Well, the weekend weather was a lot cooler here in Adelaide . Not in the 40s but the 20s .
Had a call for 12 sympathy cards from the vet shop so that kept me busy .
As well as creating for Make it Monday.
The  new Make it Monday Linky Party has begun  and our sponsor is...

3 fabulous digis of the winner's choice

Thanks to the sponsor for allowing me to use this image A Little Girl with Umbrella

Card and paper from my stash .The fence from Kaszazz. The bird with letter and the letterbox clipart .Image coloured with copics .

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!
Wonderful entries as usual and so hard to choose a POTW .
Natalie. You did bring sunshine to my day as my eye wandered  over this creation . So thank you for sharing on Make it Monday .
Dont forget to visit the DT as they appreciate your visit and leave them some blog love ..
You just might be their POTW.
Congrats to all the winners from last week .
Before I go , I see Michelle has added more to her
  and now you can pay by a couple of different processes.
Enjoy your crafting .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Saturday, January 12, 2013

vintage look

Hi there blogging pals . Welcome to my room . Thanks for popping in .
 Hope that you  and yours are well . Are you settling back into some sort of routine now that the festive season is over?
Doug and I always say that at our age , every day is a holiday .
Yesterday , Friday, Sandy and another friend Fran , met us for coffee and gave me a fabulous birthday  card and a craft shop voucher ..thank you girls .I will certainly enjoy spending that !!
Being cooler today , Doug and I were able to gopher /walk out for our coffee this morning ,then out again later for Twiggy's run in the park . Totally enjoyable .

Then it was great that I was able to spend time in my room ..
I managed to catch up on all of my DT comments  "New beginnings "  "Anything Goes"

plus make a few cards . Admittedly my cards are pretty easy . My style CAS .
Will share this one , a vintage one .

The image is printed on my PC from a blog that has free vintage images .

All card and paper from my stash , current and old ..

Now the lord and master has requested a cuppa and a bicky so I am off to do his bidding .

Hope that you all enjoy the rest of your day .
                                   Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Cuppa time

Hi there , Welcome to my room .
Lot cooler in Adelaide today .
Thank you for calling in  . Love it when you leave kind words too . I read them all .
Thank you also and welcome to some new followers . I hope you enjoy browsing my simple creations and that  we see each other often .
I am still trying to use up my stash of craft bits . My new year resolution is to keep a record of product names or at least tear tops off packaging and keeping it with bag of whatever it is .
What happens is that some  packaging is quite flimsy and tears once opened and closed a few times so I put everything into resealable bags .
The problem now is that I have many part bags of diecut images and embelishments that have no name . And another of my resolutions is to use up my stash before buying more .
I also have a stash of cards made up that I was not happy with ..thought that they needed something more .
This is such a card .
It had a brown panel with sentiment at base .
too plain I thought .
So here I have added some diecuts .A stack of  cups and a tea/coffee pot

And for the inside

Really happy with the touch up .
Hope you like the ' new card '.

                                           Just a reminder now about the Kraftyhands  "New Beginnings "challenge for January.
There is a corker of a prize ! Worth a visit to see ..

                                                                My thought for today

                                                 Far and away the best prize
                                                that life has to offer is the chance
                                                  to work hard at work worth doing.

                                                             Theodore Roosevelt  

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

Monday, January 7, 2013

Just saying hello to Saturated Canary

Hi there . Hope that the weather is to your liking where ever you are .
I think it stayed almost at 40 or at least over 35 degrees all week here in  Adelaide .

And now you are here , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .

2013 ! Hope that there are many happy moments for you all in the New Year.

Having said that,  to those who are affected by those fires in Tassie  and around Hobart,  I hope that all are safe and I hold you in my thoughts .

Make it Monday Linky Party # 122 is up and running and I sure hope that I get to see you there .

My card to share today

Thanking our sponsor of this week 's party for this sweet image, Violet Vintage , which I loved to colour . All paper and card stock , flowers , rhinestones and brads are from my stash ..
The image Violet Vintage  from sponsor , Saturated Canary  .

Hello friends! My name is Krista and I design Saturated Canary digis and rubber stamps. I love drawing quirky little characters!! And I love even more seeing them colored in by
you fantastically talented stampers out there!! What an inspiration... The coloring brings
them to life! I'd love if you stopped over to my blog and said 'hello.' It's a place full of
family, art, crafts, and the occasional outfit post...hopefully you'll find something there to
make you smile! Happy coloring, lovelies!! x

Krista is generously offering
2 Digis
to our winning commenter.

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!

Thanks to all the lovely entries last week and it seems as though many of you were ready for crafting after the busy festive season.
Congrats to those winners from last week too. Were you a DT member's POTW?
Here is mine .. #18

Awesome card design this step card .
Love the colouring of fun image and the inner side is just as fabulous .Great buttons as embellishing .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

                                                         My thought for today

                                                Opportunity is missed by most people
                                                  because it is dressed in overalls
                                                       and looks like work.

                                                                           Thomas A. Edison

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

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy to share some news

Hi there you all .
Thank you for calling in and welcome to my room .
I was asked if  I would l ike to be a team  guest designer member  for  Kraftyhands Challenge blog.
Did I hesitate to say yes?   ...No!
So tonight I just wanted to share my news ...
This card of mine ,  using Cute Kittens Die Cut Toppers is   one I prepared earlier ...
Please  do pop over to the link below
and join in the fun . Cause you know,  these challenges are supposed to be fun . wether you are a beginner, intermediate or an advanced crafty  we would love to see your project .
If this is your first visit to our Challenge Blog please be sure to read the rules which are at the top of its   page.
Now onto this month's challenge and we want to see your creations on a theme of "New Beginnings".
New baby, new home, retirement, weddings, engagement, turning 40, new get the idea!!
The DT members have shared some inspirational pieces to kick start your mojo so ...what are you waiting for?
To be the monthly winner of the £20 Kraftyhands voucher, you must use at least one Kraftyhands or Crafter's Companion product in the creation of your challenge project.
Each month we choose 3 winners, the No1 winner will receive a £20 voucher to spend on the Kraftyhands webshop and the No1 winner's "blinkie", the other two winners will get a winner's "blinkie" for their blogs!  
So there , that's my news , now I hope I see you on the challenge blog
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne .