Monday, September 1, 2014

Creative Blog Tour

Hi there blog pals .Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .
I do hope that frequent and  new visitors alike  and followers enjoy their browsing .

Lisa S. invited me to take part  in a blog hop . Having not participated in one before I hope that I follow all the right steps .
I was inspired by Lisa's enthusiasm and encouragement when I worked with her as DT for Make it Monday so her invite is an honour.

Thanks Lisa for guiding me .
  A few questions that Lisa gave me to steer me in the right direction as an introduction  are answered here .
1. What am I working on ?
           I have a few craft friends who enjoy craft days with me , where I make 3 cards and kits for them to make and take . So I am always creating for those . At the moment though,  on my desk is a DT card for Kraftyhands and the next challenge .

Cards I have made for my group

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
         I favour CAS cards and find it very difficult to embellish my cards .So I would have to say that the lack of flowers or bling would be the difference . Having said that , I am comfortable with my style and love to share .

3.Why do I create what I do?
        Rest and recreation .  Because I am lucky in  that I can .  Simple as that.  If I am not creating I am researching . I am addicted to paper craft . It has taken over another love of mine which is writing .

4.  How does your  creating process work?
        I read many craft books  troll through blogs and Pinterest  and research styles and layouts .
When I have found colour combinations and themes I think I have materials to work with I set about collecting all that I need to make my interpretation of what ever  I have found . I do like to have every thing on hand before I begin .Cutting anything that needs to be cut , colour any image and assemble all layers on the card base ,This where I procrastinate ! This is where changes can be made  if I have thought of some thing that might work better .

        And now for the card I created for this post .
Card stock , SU. Image from Kraftyhands CD, Butterfly Botanicals .
 Sentiment from SU , Bling from Kraftyhands on line shop .Embossing folder, Couture creations.
Thanks Lisa for inviting me to participate
             And now it is time for me to hand the baton over to Sandy
I have asked Sandy to join me on the blog hop next  and you will see her post on the 8th . Sandy is a crafting buddie of mine .We meet twice a week for card making , chat and coffee. Many of you will have seen her works of art as Sandy is on many DTs.

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


  1. Hi Shirley Ann. I love your butterflies.They always make such beautiful cards.
    I was nominated for The Creative Blog Hop today too. It is slightly different from yours, but the same idea, so do pop over and visit if you have time.
    I love the idea of your get together with friends each week. It is so good to share time with like-minded folk. Hugs. Kate x

  2. Beautiful creations Shirley-Anne.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. Wow, love those gorgeous butterflies Shirley-Anne. Your cards are always fabulous and I love to read your posts. You have such a wonderful outlook on life. Big Hugs to you, my friend!

  4. Hi Shirley I'm so thankful that you came to teach cards at Rostrevor. It was the start of a friendship that I've enjoyed for several years now. I value the time you put into creating for us and the fun we have each week with both you and Doug. I'm looking forward to joining in with the blog hop next week

  5. Hi Shirley I have woken up to the 2nd day of Spring and like you, wet and windy and only 4o..but still the temps will rise soon and we can start moaning how hot we your butterfly card,so elegant and beautiful.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Shirley-Anne, I enjoyed your post and your card, it was interesting to learn more about you. I was tagged for the Unique Blog Hop and posted today too, I hope you stop by. Take care, Donna

  7. It sounds like you and I have a very similar approach, struggle with the same things and create for the same reasons:)


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hugs Shirley-Anne