Monday, April 29, 2013

Thank You

Hi there , welcome to my room .
Thanks so much for calling in and I hope that you enjoy your visit ..

My card shared today is my give away creation for April
So from  the comments for this post I will choose someone to  receive  this card and some other titbits . I will send it world wide .

One of my favourite days of the week ,  MONDAY .  Absolutely love Mondays . I think partly because I know that some one,  somewhere is going to be happily surprised  when they see that their entry to Make it Monday Linky Party is mentioned on the Make it Monday blog .

The image for my card is from our sponsor
 and I thank Melissa for Berry Oval frame 

Our sponsor this week .. 
Meljen Designs Digital Stamps are giving away the lovely prize of the winner's choice of 4 single digis!
Congratulations to last weeks winners  and to all those who have been chosen by  each  DT  as featured in their blogs .
So do pop over to the DT own blogs to  see if you have been mentioned and to have a closer look at the project they shared for this week .
Of course now it is time for my POTW .
 #98  , Chris
This little sneak peek  is to tempt you to visit Chris and see the whole creation ..
EXQUISITE , I think I said in my comment ...
Let Chris know that you saw her sneak peek here ..
Thank you all for the fabulous entries you share with us .
Don't forget that my card this week is a give away .I will choose a winner from the comments to this post and let you know who it is on next  Monday's  post . I dont write in my give aways so it can be used and I always add a few little extra  bits .

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

Saturday, April 27, 2013

From me to You

Hi there . Welcome to my room .
Hope that your weekend is one of the best  and that you enjoy whatever it is your doing .
A quick post to add a Christmas card to my stash .
Whisper White card base , Papers, bling  from my stash ..
Diecut image from Lili of The valley
Sentiment from a set free with a magazine .

The little leaf sprigs from Holiday Bells and Bows Border . SHO 20006

Making time of course to share a card I found while blog surfing ..
Hi Lisa Jane

That's it,  I am heading off for a cuppa .
  Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Friday, April 26, 2013

Huff puff ..

Hi there blog pals .Welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in .
.Huge welcome to new followers.
Autumn went and Winter visited this week with a little rain so lots of card making this week .
I was able to create a sweet little boy's card for my DT project for Card Crafter's Circle .

Friday brings us a new challenge by Pauline , who says ,

This week  our challenge for you is:

Create for the boys and men in your life!

We are happy to welcome this week's sponsor ... Digi Darla's Designs! Our random prize winner will receive their choice of FIVE images! DigiDarla is the brain child of Kim Eskola and her daughter Emilea...
Congrats to those who won last week...well done .

Onto my card

Thanks to our sponsor for the image .. Blowing Paper Windmill

Will I see you at the Card Crafter's Circle  Challenge  Blog ? I certainly hope so . And it would be great if you could call in and say HI  to the DT at their blogs . You will find the list on the challenge blog and on this side bar .

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sweetest things

Hi there .

Here I am with another post . Welcome to my room where I hope that you enjoy your visit .
What a Wintry blast we are having in Adelaide this last few days .
Tuesday is craft day with friends and a  great couple of hours were spent with Sandy and Fran . 
Today I wanted to try a different shaped card ..
So using  shapes  from  SU BigShot Die , Framelits Ovals Collection for the card base , paper layer , and sentiment  ,this is what I shared with the girls today .
The words are from MFS. as is the bow Die .Papers from my stash .
The large label die is from , GO Kreate[The Hobby House]
Pearls from ALACRAFT

The shape is good size for a card at 10.5cm x 12.5cm .

Well short and sweet tonight ..have a few vintage cards I need to make .

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

Monday, April 22, 2013

A Boy's life

Hi there , welcome to my room . Thank you so much for your visit and comment, if you left one .I do appreciate both .
Autumn weather has been with us this week ,so a little cooler in Adelaide .
Had a great weekend but happy to  be joining you today for Make it Monday Linky Party #137

My DT card to share
                                                                   Givebigboy, Saturated Canary

The litle dog is from CTMH..The #1 is from MFT The paper is Echo Park
I left the bottom strip on the paper because I could and it suited the image , I thought .
Postage stamp Die-namics, MFT
I coloured with copics
YR04, YG05 ,B000, B23,R20, R22, Y17, E000,E00,E02.E11,E21
[ Really must get together with Michelle and fill in some gaps here  ]

Our sponsor this week is our own , papercraft artist ,colouring guru , Michelle .

Pink Paper Paradise
who is an Australian stockist of Copic Markers, Accessories and more.

With a large range of Sketch and Ciao markers and refills available, Pink Paper Paradise has your colouring needs covered.
They stock a wide selection of stamps from La La Land Crafts, Flourishes, The Greeting Farm and Saturated Canary.

Free postage is available on orders over $75.00

Although Pink Paper Paradise is only available to Australian Customers

The fabulous prize of a rubber stamp
offerered to the winning random commenter is available world wide.
(Fairy Wishes - Saturated Canary)
                                                                  Fairy Wishes
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!
Congrats to the lucky winners from last week .
Our awesome DT have once again added a wonderful selection of projects to inspire you .Hope that you decide to check them out .
               Would like to enter this card into
                           (4/28/2013 8:00 PM

And at last ,  MY PICK OF THE WEEK . #68


I am speechless .This is a stunner .Fabulous colouring .Beautifully embellished as well , this creation .
Thanks Colette , hope we see more of you this week .

Hope that you have enjoyed this post as I have enjoyed bringing it to you ..

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

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A gentleman framed

Hi there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .
Hope that you are enjoying the weekend .
Just a quick post to share a card made today for Tuesday morning craft time .
I simply love the Kraftyhands , Man About Town , CD
Click and print , mix and match papers , images and sentiments with a few embellishments thrown in .
cd056-mat-web-artAvailable now ..

My Card..

Card base is SU , Rich Razzleberry
Paper and image Kraftyhands.
Now these papers were from a sheet intended for a gate fold card except for the sentiment square which I diecut from some SU , Very Vanilla and sponged with Soft Suede.
I have left off placing a sentiment , of which there are a few available on the sheets with the image and papers, on the top panel ,  because it will depend on  to whom  I decide to give the card.

And , quickly ,  a reminder that there is still time to enter the Kraftyhands Challenge
                                             April Showers - Shades of Blue

 To win the top prize of £20 voucher to spend on the Kraftyhands website you have to use Kraftyhands Products
but, if you dont have a Kraftyhand's image then  there are also picks of  Top 3 who will be able to display a Kraftyhands Blinkie on their blog.

Love to see you there .



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

Friday, April 19, 2013

Rain , rain go away.

Well ,  hello .
Happy Friday to you .
Welcome to my room , where I hope you like what you see.  
Today I am sharing my DT card for Card Crafter's Circle .
We were able to choose an image from our sponsor and I loved this sweet little image .I just loved colouring her in with copics.
Using Lisbeth Walks in the Rain .
The papers were free on a magazine . The flowers I've had since year dot and the butterfly is from CTMH. The sentiment is from SU. HELLO YOU.
and inside

I just shaded smaller image in lightest grey for sentiment diecut circle
Our fabulous sponsor for this week is ..
 Milk Coffee Stamps  who are  joining us again with their sponsorship for you! Our random prize winner will receive their choice of FIVE Milk Coffee images! I know that will be a fun prize to choose!

Amazing number of entries last week, thank you one and all .
Congrats to those who were chosen as winners .

For this Challenge at Card Crafter's Circle our Theme is:

APRIL SHOWERS us your creations about rainy days.... rainy images...

On the challenge blog you will see our DT creations using various images from our sponsor , please pop over to their blogs and leave some blog hugs ..

Have a wonderful weekend . I will be looking for your creation on Card Crafter's Circle  Challenge .

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Joy and Wonder

Hi there blog buddies , welcome to my room .

Mid week and all is well . Here in my space that is .

My thoughts  and Prayers  are for those in Boston . What a nightmare !

Why can't we have the Christmas Spirit all the year long?

This evening I have the next Christmas card  for my stash .

Card base, sentiment  and image from Kaszazz.
Red card from SU
                                                                                 and inside .

                                                       Sentiment from SU, Christ is Born .
                                   Hope you like it .
For my featured Christmas card
I welcome Susan to my room ..


Love the look on bear's face and the pile of icy snow next to him . And I like the card design too .

Enjoy the rest of the week , wont you .

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Happy day

Hi there .Welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in and I hope that you enjoy your visit .
I had a fabulous morning of craft and laughter with Fran and Sandy . Doug said that he could hear our chook cackling from our gate way as he came home from his gopher ride .
I did not think Sandy was coming today as she has been ill, but this morning she  felt  well enough to grace us with her company . Good on ya , girl.
We did manage to make up the 3 cards .
one of which was this one .
The card front topper is from  Kraftyhands webshop,  MiniCD  The Potting Shed along with the sentiment tag.
I printed the sheet out and once cut I adhered it to some SU blue card layering that onto some old SU dsp. But I could have printed out some of the beautiful papers from the CD  if I didn't have to ration my printer ink till new supply comes in . But I do , so I didn't.

I would like to enter this card into this challenge

I could not believe how the image and paper went so well together .What do you think?

Have a great week guys ..Keep crafting , it's good for you ..

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

Monday, April 15, 2013


Hi there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .
Hope that you and yours are well .
No Mondayitus here as usual,  because like I said on Friday,  having DT duties always makes for a great craft day .Now Mondays are especially fun because ,Daughter ,   Michelle , leads the team to another Make it Monday challenge . #136

This time I chose this image from our fabulous sponsor .
                                                                      Snowmen Trio
                                                                    Thank you,  to Bugaboo Stamps

Card base from SU ,
Paper from a Kaisercraft 6"pack .
    Image coloured with copics
sentiment from StampArt.
And for the inside ..

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!
Awesome number of entries again last week . Amazing pool of talent there and variety galore !
Congrats to winners from last week and good luck to everyone for this week .
Be sure to give some blog love to the DT when you visit their own blogs ..

But to edit because I forgot  my POTW..thanks for reminding me Michelle ..

Beautiful bright colours and papers.  Fabulous image loved  the banner. Sorry Katie,   I had this chosen just forgot to add it ..Hope we see more  your creations at our Linky Party.

Pink Paper Paradise Maybe if you have a moment have a browse through Michelle's Australian on line store too.
Looking forward to seeing your entry .
                                                       Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Man about Town CD Launch

Hi there .Welcome to my room .Thanks for calling in .
Hope that your weekend is full of happy moments and that your weather is kind .
Here in Adelaide we have been enjoying beautiful sunny days with no sign of Autumn as yet .
Tonight my post is about plugging
                                                      SOON TO ARRIVE  CD.

 Here's  a look at the new CD which we  will be launching on Create & Craft on April 17th at 12 noon and again at 3pm. Times and dates have now been confirmed.
Awesome images and papers to print .
Mike says it is up for pre order so you can pop into the online shop .. to do that .

Here as well,  I have a card to share , created with images from the CD

Printed 1st layer and adhered to card base , Printed out the man image and diecut it to add top right .
The oval punched piece with   words,  Man About town ,  were from the printed sheet of images ..and me being ever frugal .. waste not want not sponged around edges and adhered to card .


                                               For the inside I printed one of the papers from the CD onto  Whisper White and then cut into a  14.5cm square card finishing  inside before starting on front . . The sentiment on the inside  left   is from the CD and the diecut circle for greeting on inside  right is another  paper from CD.

 Dont forget too that there is plenty of time to enter in  Kraftyhands Challenge
April Challenge - April Showers

Don't worry , be happy and craft often .

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

Friday, April 12, 2013

Lots of daisys.

Thank goodness it is Friday ...Is that what you are thinking ?
Have you something fabulous planned for the weekend ?
I hope to be creative in my room
Hello there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .
Friday,  here is always  happy day for me
because my Card Crafter's Circle DT leader , Aussie  Pauline , leads us into the next challenge
This ,  the week of Challenge #70
(Use die cuts and/or Dry Embossing in your creations!)
My DT card
I gratefully chose this image,  Darling Daisies , from our sponsor .
Floppy Latte Digital Designs,
Floppy Latte's Digital Designs
Darling Daisies
The Butterfly is an embossed  diecut image from CTMH
The diecut circles have the sentiment from Kraftyhands
card and paper from SU.
Image printed on Whisper White .
 Copics  Booo for shading background.

Our Sponsor this week is Floppy Latte Digital Designs, and they are offering our challenge winner a $6 certificate to shop at the Floppy Latte store ....
The entry numbers may be small but I gotta say that the talent is top of the range . Thank you to  those who shared their creations last week and congrats to the chosen winners .

Need some ideas,  then pop over to the DT 's blogs and see their inspirational creations .

Please check the rules before you enter though wont you? There's a sweetie .
Can't wait to see your project .

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