Saturday, June 29, 2013

Loads of Christmas Cheer

So late !
Hi there , welcome to my room .
Just wanted to share this weeks Christmas card .
Hope you like it.
White gloss card for base .Some old SU,  DSP
Die cut scallop oval in Pacific Point  and Whisper White for image  that was in a free set on a magazine . The sentiment from a SU set Loads of Love .
A few rhinestones from my stash .

And for inside some left over dsp and a die cut oval  for greeting .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Friday, June 28, 2013

A day like no other

Hello , how are you today ? Hope that you and yours are happy and well .
Welcome to my room . A fine , sunny day here in Adelaide ..NOT WARM  mind you ,  just sunny ...LOL

Today my DT card for Card crafter's Circle is showcasing an image supplied by our sponsor



This week at Card Crafter's Circle we invite you to create cards on the theme of:


Our sponsor is STAMP ART DESIGN BY KATHRYNE! These images are sure to delight you! Kathryne creates images covering so many themes, and they are so very cute too! You can find SADK designs here in the Whimsy Shop...

Our random prize winner will receive a selection of FIVE IMAGES, of their choice ...

Thank you  Kathryne  for the sponsorship and images .

A reminder be eligible for prizes and badges, your entry must follow our rules.  And please post the DIRECT link to your actual card entry, not your blog.  It's hard to scroll through so many cards trying to find the card entered into the challenge!
When you need inspiration then pop over to the DT blogs and don't forget to let them know you have visited . I know I love to read the comments left .

And of course I love to see your entry showcasing your talent /style .

Andre Maurois

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

Monday, June 24, 2013

Oh for some Sun !

Hi there , welcome to my room .
I cant believe how time is speeding away from me .
I have several craft magazines that I have ready to read on my second desk  but at this stage have only managed a quick glance through as research.
I have created some vintage cards for a customer and kept up ..JUST...with my craft day card  kits .
Then of course trying to keep up with my DT cards and comments has been a challenge .SO ..if you have commented on my own blog posts lately and have not heard from me yet , I am so sorry . I am sure that I will catch up soon but in the mean time thank you each and everyone of you . I do really appreciate your visits .

Love Mondays .I have said it before but it is true . I just am so happy to be a part of Michelle's challenge blog /team .

The new challenge #146 for Make it Monday   is up and running .
My DT card
Fabulous image, umbrellalilith,  from sponsor
"HAPPY "from
Card and paper from my stash


Our sponsor for this week is CC Designs

C.C. Designs was started in 2006 from my love of all things art. Since 2006 we have added additional Illustrators and dies. We think our images are cleverly cute and fun to use.     

                                              They are generously offering our winner a

$15 Gift Certificate
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!
Michelle has a call out for new DT members , so look out for details on Make it Monday blog.
Hope that you can call in to say hi to the rest of the team .
My POTW is #128
A very modern wedding card , I think . This is just a sneak peek of course.
 Thank you Cindy for joining our challenge this week .
Catch you again soon, cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Equestrian Events .

Hello craft buddies ,thank you for calling in . Welcome to my room .
 Recently  I received a CD from Kraftyhands with a view to send back some samples . Well I have been playing around and created two,  ready to share .

Now mine are in my usual CAS style but for more elaborate styles and creations why don't you browse through the Kraftyhands blog to see the amazing talent of the DT members .

The Equestrian Events CD

Available to Pre-Order now from the Kraftyhands website.
My cards



Card base from my stash . Paper, images, sentiments  and bow all printed from two  card sets  on CD
Ribbon from Kraftyhands .
Whisper White circle punched for 1st card  sentiment .
Pacific Point label punched for second  card sentiment
                                       Card  Candy and rhinestone from my stash .

 It's Norman's 5th Birthday  {Kraftyhands} and we're celebrating in style!

Every week for the next few weeks we'll be sending out special offers to every customer who has signed up to our newsletter as a big thank you!

So don't miss out and check your emails for Norman's little Thank You!
If you haven't signed up yet, that's OK, just click the link below!
And more news ...
there is still time to enter the Kraftyhands challenge 
That's it for now
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Saturday, June 22, 2013

An apple a day ......

Hello there , welcome to my room . Thanks so much for calling in .I hope that while  you take some time to browse through my blog you might enjoy that which I share here .

While blog browsing myself
 I found some lovely 3D designs , 

While this lousy weather is still here I have spent quite a bit of time in my craft room .Mind you , mostly researching , that is to say reading some magazines , blog browsing on line shops to see what is new . When I should be card making or commenting,  some might say that I am procrastinating ....

My card to share today
 The printed card base I have had for a while . The 3D apple image has glitter paint and gold foil finishing . the sentiment is Art impressions Salem.

For the inside a included a paper notelet as this is for a friend and I want to write some news .
before I go ..
My give away card from
is flying off to Merry . thank you for your visit and comment .Please email me at with snail mail address . 
Well short and sweet  today .  What ever time/  day it is where you are and what ever you're doing  , I hope that you are having a wonderful time .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Friday, June 21, 2013

A Child's Ditty

     Remember this tune ? or did you have some  different words in your day?
                                   Are there new ones  now?

 Ladybug! Ladybug!
Fly away home.
Your house is on fire.
And your children are all gone.
All except one,
And that’s little Ann,
For she’s hiding under
The frying pan.


Hi there , welcome to my room .Hope that you all are well and have had a great week.
Has been really chilly here in Adelaide and much time has been spent indoors .I received a CD from Kraftyhands early in the week and have been creating with it .So will post them soon .
But for now ....
A new challenge is up and running for Card Crafter's Circle .
                            Our challenge theme for you is


 Now our challenge this week is sponsored by MelJen's Designs, who continues to delight us with magical images!
 Our MelJen's prize is 4 uncoloured images.  

As soon as I found this image in my collection I thought of the little ditty we , as children , used to sing in the gardens or parks .  That's when ladybugs were more commonly seen . Must admit that I have not seen one for ages . Of course that could be because I don't play much in the garden any more sad .
Here is my DT card .
Whisper White for card base, pink card , SU . Image Girl and her Overalls from Meljens.
Flower, leaf , paper and rhinestones from my stash .
'Hello ' die cut from Memory Box. Music notes part image from Close To My heart , Sweet Music.

We had fabulous number of entries last week and I congratulate the featured winners .
I do hope that we see all of you again this week . Don't forget to read the rules .
If you can , pop over to the DT blogs and leave some blog love .We all like that don't we?

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


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Together at Christmas .

Hi there my hearties , welcome to my room .  Hope that your weather is kinder wherever you are .It is freezing here  . I am feeling the cold more than ever this Winter . Might be an age related thing ...
Almost time to start dinner so a mighty quick post today .
Here is another Christmas card for my 2013 stash .
I bought a couple of Christmas themed CDs from Kraftyhands and am still delighting in creating from them .

The image , both inside and front greeting and the blue background paper are from the Cringle & Company  2 disk set  CD
The Real Red and the Whisper White card stock from SU .
Found the layouts and images just suit my CAS style .
Hope you like todays card .Thanks for popping in .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Monday, June 17, 2013

Cuppa any-one?

Hello and welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in .
Hope that you have had a fabulous weekend and are looking forward to the rest of the week .
I am happy to encourage you to share your creations with us at Make it Monday .
Thank you to the entrants to last weeks Linky Party and congratulations to those winners of challenge #144 .
The wonderful ladies of the DT have created projects to inspire and enthuse more of you to join in again .  And if you visit their blogs you may find that you yourself have been chosen as their pick of the week .
My card to share 

The card base is Very Vanilla , SU. Z fold card .Paper from My Mind's Eye
Coffee bag image from , Judith.  Sentiment from Bev Bartlett
Main image thanks to Bugaboo Stamps. Cofftime Perk Up .


Bugaboo Stamps are offering a very generous prize of winner's choice of 7

single digis!
 Love to see you there .
 My POTW....and you thought I had forgotten , way just so hard to choose .


                                                  Thanks for joining in on our Linky party , Susan , with this adorable creation . Hope that we see you again .

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

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Food lover's delight

Hello there , welcome to my room .
Had a pleasant afternoon with a craft buddie, Jane ,Friday ., when we made this card . But today was a   couch potato watching V8 car racing on TV .
And just a quick post now , cause it is so late . I want to share a card that we made this week as a group.
The step card is from Kraftyhands Finishing Touch Stepper Cards . Citrus Collection
Contains 4 Diecut Stepper cards and some sentiments .
Here I used the Old Olive stepper card and a circular sentiment .
The best Wishes tag and the smaller images were printed from this fabulous CD . 
Fat Luigi's Kitchen Mini CD Collection

Fat Luigi's Kitchen Mini CD  Collection
What do you think? Know anyone that you could give  a card like this ?
This will be my give away card for June
I will choose some one from the comments I receive for this post ..from any where .

Why don't you pop into the online shop and browse awhile .

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

Friday, June 14, 2013

Stitched challenge

                      Welcome to my room  for another Friday and another day with Card Crafter's Circle .
Boy , this comes around quickly . Love the challenge themes that boss lady , Pauline ,  comes up with each week.
Awesome entries last week .Thank you all for joining in .
Congrats to the winners .

This week's challenge will have you in:

Use faux stitching or real stitches in your creation....
My DT creation to share


Still in my  CAS style, I created an easel card .
 I used one of our sponsor's images ,  Black Eyed Susan Floral Corner. I printed out two sizes and had them placed on opposite corners of my frame .
Card , paper ,  die cut leaves , flowers and butterfly all from my stash .
Sentiment from SU .
I used a SU marker to run around the edge of the TOP NOTE to create faux stitch look and the ribbon SU , has stitching .

So thanks to our sponsor
Floppy Lattes Digital Designs ::All Digital All The Time
We welcome back this week's sponsor Floppy Latte Digital Designs! With such a variety of images in store, your sure to find images to suit your needs.
 FLD are offering our challenge winner a $6 certificate to shop at the Floppy Latte store .... 
Be sure to visit the DT and see how they stitched up their examples for you .
See you later,  on the Challenge blog.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Happiness always


HI There.

Welcome to my room , and thank you for calling in .
Mid week and all is well .
Actually has been a busy time,  craft wise any way . Had 4 Birthday cards to send off . All went   to close family members .
The card I share tonight was for one of my  craft mornings as a kit . I think that the girls enjoyed making it up .
I took the card  lay out  from one that I saw in a magazine , while flipping through .
 Sorry I cant recall which and /or the original creator. I have used different products
from my stash .
Brown card base . Paper from SU.  White string,  flower and leaves from stash .
Sentiment from SU , Whimsical Words.

I would like to enter this card into

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

Save the date .

Hi there , so happy to see you . Welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in . Extra thank you for any comments left   and I  appreciated each one .
Here I have shared another Christmas card for my stash . I used an image from my stash of
Lili of the Valley die cut images.
The sentiment ticket is from Tim Holtz.
 and the frame die cut is a Nestabilities , Fleur De Lis Squares.

The card base  is 14.5cm square. Pacific Point card from SU . The paper is from stash .It was just a small amount so I chose to cut a piece same size as the card front , 14.5 cm square and cut that into 1/4s from corner to corner . That way I still had some for the inside ..

As usual there is another blogger who has posted an early Christmas card

Love the background and that snowflake . Great font for the sentiment too . The best bit though I think is the embossed out side strip .
I am sure Lisa would love to see you at her blog and I know you would enjoy the browsing .
I would like to enter this card in

Have a great week,
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Monday, June 10, 2013

SEE SAW Marjorie Daw....

Hi there , welcome to my room .
Hope that your weekend was a happy one .If you are having a long weekend where ever you are,  I hope that you are relaxing and enjoying quality time with family and friends .
Ours is,  as  usual , pretty quiet and uneventful . THANKFULLY.
Normal routine not with standing ,
Monday being time for the new Make it Monday Linky Party . #144
I'd love to share my DT card using a Nicecrane image , MGGD4.


Whisper White SU card base 14.5cm square.
Paper old SU stock,  Die cut frames SU card stock ,   Flowers in vellum from stash ,    Sentiments , Stampendous.
Image coloured with copics .
Sorry no photo of inside of card  but I used more of the same paper and a white die cut shape for greeting .

Our much appreciated sponsor for this week is ........

Nicecrane Designs

Ignacio is generously providing a $20 gift voucher to our 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 MIM DT  ladies  have created some awesome projects to  start things off  this week.

 Sure hope that you find the time  to stop by and say hello and check out who they chose as

their favourite pick for the week.

 In the mean time here is mine ..

                                                             #168             Hi there Tammy



Beautiful card design and sweet image . There is a lot more sweetness to her blog and it is

worth a visit ..


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

Friday, June 7, 2013

Follow that sketch !!

Hi there , how are you on this Friday ?
Having a great week , I hope .
Are you looking forward to a pleasant weekend ?
. I am hoping that, as this weekend coming is a long weekend , I get to spend some quality creating time in my room  .
But for now, to you  , welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in . Hope that you like my card .
Thank you to my newest follower Carol .
This evening I am sharing my DT card for Card Crafter's Circle .

Our sponsor for this week, Eureka Stamps!
The new challenge for this week is  a
You will see the sketch on the challenge blog .
And I chose this image , Butterfly and Bluebonnet for my card .


The card base is older designer series  stock from SU as is the green embossed card layer. The sentiment is "Happy Everything "from SU . Flowers, centre rhinestone  and leaf are  from my stash .
I coloured image with Copics .
Thanks to those who entered last week and congrats to all the winners .
Now this new Sketch challenge is up and running you will be able to visit the DT and check out what they made for this week .
                              Our randomly drawn winner will receive their choice of five (5) digital images from  Eureka Stamps ... and we thank our sponsor for their generous prize!

A reminder be eligible for prizes and badges, your entry must follow our simple rules.  And please post the DIRECT link to your actual blog post, not your blog

I look  forward to seeing your creations!

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