Thursday, July 31, 2014

Home Sweet Home

Hi there,  welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in .
Welcome too , as a new follower .

Another Wintery  blast here in Adelaide today . Lots of rain and wind so another quiet day indoors .
Just a quick post tonight as I have kits to create for Tuesday so must get a wriggle on with cards .
Just wanted to share a card I made to add to my Kraftyhands gallery
                       Card stock from SU stash . Ribbon from Kraftyhands .
                       Paper printed from one of my Kraftyhands CD ROMs
                        The sentiment is from  CTMH    set, Home Sweet Home .
                        The image is from Kraftyhands of course .
                                        A Little Bit Naughty Topper Set

I never looked this good standing in front of the heat  when we had a pot belly stove , I might tell you .They are cosy though .

 Well that's it for tonight .Hope that you are all enjoying your day .

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

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Tulip for Sympathy

Hello , here I am again enjoying some craft time in my room .
I am happy to welcome you here and hope you like that which I will share today .

Still very cold today and more Wintry weather to come . So definitely no outing on gophers  this morning . I certainly miss capturing beautiful snaps  with  my camera.

My weight is much the same as earlier in the month .I am so frustrated with it all . I wonder how other wives / partners who are caring for Husbands manage .
I find that meals are a real pain . But I do know that lack of energy output like very little walking /exercise is the real reason for no wt. loss .SO bring on warmer weather when I can walk beside Doug and his gopher on brisk jaunts around the block .

OOPS  sorry , forgot I was here to share a card . Another Sympathy card.

Card stock and sentiment are  from SU and the papers are from LOTV
The pearls and  Tulip image  topper 
 are  from Kraftyhands
Talking about Kraftyhands , I would like to remind you that the Kraftyhands Challenge has only a couple of days left so I hope I get to see some thing from you soon .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Sunday, July 27, 2014


Hello  there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .I do hope that you say hello too . My pick from comments for the give away card will be at end of post .

A pleasant day here in Adelaide with a little sun shine . Not much warmth yet but there just the same . Doug and I managed a quick trip out for coffee . As it was cool in the shade along the trail of Linear Park I did not linger to take photos today . May be tomorrow .
Tonight I have a card to share .
Remember the post I did on a card I created using A little bit Naughty Toppers ?

Well here is something from the other side of the coin .
A gatefold card with SU stamp , Hardwood ,used for back ground .
Not that you noticed that ...right?

The main image is the cover topper for the Birthday Beefcake set , from Kraftyhands as are the flowers . Card stock from SU and papers from my stash .
 Hope that you like it .

Now my give away card will  go to Pia .Thank you Pia for your visit and comment . Please email ,  , me with your snail mail address and I will post to you asap .

I do appreciate all the visits to my blog and to those on my followers lists a huge thank you too .

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

Friday, July 25, 2014


Hi there , welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .
Another late night so a quick post to share a card created a few days ago .

Freezing day here  again and I turned the air off a little while ago thinking that I was calling it a night . But then I thought about posting on my blog , so here I am freezing my butt off !  You  just have to  laugh .

The card base is White, SU. The papers and Die cuts from Kraftyhands .
The sentiment and label /banner  from CTMH

Earlier this week we did have a break in the weather and managed a trip to Linear Park .Needless to say it was brisk and invigorating !
But Doug needed the outing and Twiggy needed the run .

 Twiggy found a friend to race .
Hope all is good where ever you are
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cherished memories

Hi blog pals
Thanks for calling in . Hope all is well with you and yours .
No crafting today but I had made a Sympathy card yesterday .And I know it is late at night here , but it is early in the day some where in the world ..right?

So here it is

Image, pearls and sentiment are from Kraftyhands CD , In Sympathy
Card stock from SU as is the ribbon .

I had forgotten to say that I will draw a name from comments to my post , , on the weekend .

Too cold to stay up much later so will close off . Special hello to new followers though and I hope you all enjoy your browsing here .

Remember to make time , be kind .

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

Monday, July 21, 2014

The thoroughly modern man

 Hello There . Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .
I do hope you like the card I share today .

A card that  I made  from Create It #2 DVD ROM .
 Available from Kraftyhands on line 

I 3D the hand and phone  and  paper pieced the sentiment .
Only adding a few pearls also available from Kraftyhands .
I used a SU punch to create a note book page look on one layer .
And for the inside 

This is Kit 6.  Now this is just right for me as a CAS card but if you were one for adding embellishments then  paper clips or staples are among the hints and tips suggested . There are even Video tutorials on the DVD.

And for my weighty news . I am still sitting on 80.2kg and have resorted to a protein shake to "help" .Not that I am snacking between meals or eating a horse at every sitting but ......

Hope that does not offend any one .

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

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fluttering by to say hello.

Hi there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .
 Please feel free to browse a while . And, if you happen to like something from a really old post please leave a comment . I would love to hear from you .
Hope that where ever you are , all is well and the weather is kind.

My card to share today as a give away ...see below at end of post .
Card base is Shimmery White from SU, as are the embossed layer and the green panel .The butterfly embellishment is from Little Birdie Boutique Elements. the die cut word from Memory Box. The pearls [ added after a suggestion from Sandy ]  from my stash.
I see that I need more practice with placing the die cut word as I think that the 'h' could have on more lean to match the 'll' s.
May find a challenge to enter this .........

Just a reminder that there is still time to enter Kraftyhands  Challenge Blog .
  Here is one entry that I visited and got quite a chuckle .

A brilliant CAS card. Thanks for sharing /entering Helen. Love the sprinkles on the ice cream .
  There are more inspirational shares from Helen on her blog so I do hope that you will pay her a visit soon .

My card is a give away this time .From any of the comments to this post I will send this and add some candy bits too. Will send any where .

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

Monday, July 14, 2014

A tune for him .

Hi there every one . Welcome to my room . Warm wishes to you and yours for a pleasant day and many thanks for calling in .
I am definitely getting old! Talk about feeling the cold ! We have had the coldest weekend since ...well, the last Winter , I guess  . Bone chillin' to say the least .
To top it all , my mojo has gone walk about so I have been searching for inspiration  from  my stash of magazines and blog browsing .
But today I must complete two kits for Tuesday morning craft.
So this is a quick post to say hello all and to share this card .
I must acknowledge that I saw the idea for the back ground stamp on a blog but forgot to save link .
 Card base is Soft Suede, SU , as is top layer , Sahara Sand with
Stamp ,SU, Hardwood .Image and sentiment ,SU, Timeless Talk.

Had this in mind for a male relative's Birthday coming up soon .
 Definitely love this back ground stamp  and can see it being used again .
 I may or not find a challenge to enter and will be back to link ...

Had a pleasant surprise, hand made ,  delivered the other day from Amanda, .

Of course the beautiful  cushion is in use but the stunning lounge pants are pinned ready to be hemmed so they will be worn when it gets a bit ..LOTS , warmer weather . I am really height deficient . Will model then.

There is a link to Amanda's Blog on her face book page and I know that once you have browsed her FB page you will definitely want to peruse her blog which is made up of interesting stories .

  Now I have not posted my weighty news for a while . Not because I have given up but because I seem to be a stable weight of 80 Kgs .So when I get off this I will share the news as I will be over the moon about it .

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

Monday, July 7, 2014

Kraftyhands and Summer Holidays

Hi there , welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in .

Today it is all about Kraftyhands Challenge Blog .
Awesome entries last month .Thanks to all who shared their creations just for fun .
 I for one really  enjoyed visiting some of you .
Congratulations to all  those winners .
I hope that you all visited the DT blogs as well as some of the other entrants   to leave some comment or other . We all love to receive blog love .

The theme this month is  SUMMER HOLIDAYS

 I am dreaming  of Summer because it is Winter here,  in the land down under , Australia .
And ,  if I were to go on a Summer Holiday it would be to a luxury  resort where I could swan around all day in my Sunday best and be pampered ..Yeah right!!         Aint  never  gonna happen .

 For my DT card I chose a CD again , from  Kraftyhands , of course .
using Summer of 59 CD 

Summer of 59 CD Collection

Card stock from SU . I  just 3D the image to give some dimension .


Another quick and easy way to create a summery card would have been to use

  Summer of 59 Card Making Set 
Die cut topper set. Contains 2 A4 sheets and includes 5 x toppers, 2 x A5 backing toppers, 3 x sentiments. Printed in full digital colour on 250gsm card.

Anyone can enter our monthly challenges, the only criteria we have is that you must be a follower of our challenge blog, we know that taking part is 99.9% of the fun! And you must follow the challenge theme for the month. We're a just for fun challenge blog!

Each month we choose 4 winners, the No1 winner & 3 Runner Ups The winner will get a No1 winner's "blinkie", the other three runner ups will get a Top 3 "blinkie" for their blogs!

Looking forward to checking the entries as usual .Will I see you and your creation , I wonder ?

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