Friday, October 31, 2014

Tweet Happy

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

  Ended up being a hot  35 here today .  Doug and I  drove out early for coffee and scones , meeting up with Sandy and Jane at our regular B&B cafĂ©. Then home to our cool unit .

 Hope that where ever you are and what ever you are up to that you are happily  sharing your day with friends and family .

Have this to share today


Whisper White card base with 1st layer Pacific Point both from SU.
Whimsy Shapeology  die , Happy . SU punch for decorative edge
Was going to add  bling but thought that images were pretty enough to stand alone .

Created this card from  Kraftyhands CD , Spring Time Garden

Spring Time Garden CD Collection

Hope that you liked the  card . would like to enter this challenge

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Hello . Welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in . 

Cooler  weather here in Adelaide and some light showers this morning . But Fran and Sandy brightened my day,  adding sunshine in the form of warm friendship .
Three cards , coffee and nibbles with chit chat and laughter on the side .

One of the cards we made today using an image/ card topper  from a  quick card kit  came from Kraftyhands CD
Santa's Little Helpers

Short on printer ink so did not print paper from it .Instead I used Paper from SU Paper Stack .
Whisper White card base and 1st layer is Marina Mist card SU. Bling from my stash .

And I would like to share/ enter  in

Santa's Little Helpers CD Collection

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

Sunday, October 26, 2014

With Friends

Hi there , welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .

Well,  I do hope that you have enjoyed your weekend and are ready for what lies ahead in the new week .

Doug and I watched a lot of TV this weekend with V8 car racing on but I did manage a little cutting , layering paper and card making on the side .

Tonight there is quite a lot of thunder and lightening here in Adelaide . Poor Twiggy has been beside herself even though she is safe inside with us .

Created a card today and will share .

This beautiful image of three women in the garden or maybe the fields is a free image from

Just a 14.5cm square card of SU card stock and floral  paper panel while pink 1st layer is from my stash of unknowns. Please note a little embellishment included ..LOL

Would like to enter this challenge from Party Time Tuesdays .
PTT #186 Challenge - Anything Goes Theme

A reminder that there are still a few days left to enter and share your creations in the Kraftyhands  October challenge ..I am sure that many of you make your own gift tags , so come on share them with us . We would love to see  how CAS you make them or how much embellishing you include .

Thanks again for your visit
  Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Christmas elegance

Hello , welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .

Almost the end of October and I don't have enough Christmas cards . so have to get a move on .
I do have another to share with you tonight .

This one has a die cut image from a  Debbi Moore Art Deco Christmas pack .

Card base is SU , paper is LOTV , bow stamp from Lucy's stamps , sentiment from Stamp Art. and pearls from Kraftyhands .

Going to enter this challenge .. The only real rule to link up your cards is to make a holiday or Christmas card.

Had another great morning on the trail and saw another koala . I must make a book of all the photos I have taken there  one day ..on the to do list.

Friday tomorrow .What's that I hear some of you saying? "Thank goodness it's Friday !"
Well I hope that everyone has a happy weekend .

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. - Ronald Reagan

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hats are in .

Hi there , welcome to my room .
Thank you for popping in .

Another hot day in Adelaide . No gopher ride today as it is Tuesday and that means a craft morning with beautiful friends , Sandy and Fran .

Doug was not his usual cheeky self though . I think that the heat got to him and he is tired from the last ride still . I do have to watch him closely in hot weather as he does not like drinking water and if I don't push/ NAG  him to do that he tends to get a bit lethargic . Here is hoping that there is a cool change for tomorrow and he will feel better .

Tonight I am sharing a vintage style card using printed material
 from Kraftyhands CD , Femme Fatale.

Card base is SU , Marina Mist .
Just added a few rhinestones from my stash .

Would like to enter an any thing goes Challenge

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Mahatma Gandhi

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

Monday, October 20, 2014

Vintage Christmas

Remember when I said that I was so over Winter?
Heard the saying , "careful what you wish for."?

Well, I take it all back!!

Hello , welcome to my room . Thanks so much for calling in .

We have had record hot Spring days and I am thinking that I am not going to like Summer either .

But this morning was beautiful on the banks of the River Torrens . Photos  are on my face book page .

Tonight am sharing a couple of Christmas cards .

Printed material from Kraftyhands Create-It    magazine issue three.

                             This one was printed as for a 6x6 inch card.
                                  Love the images and paper.

This second card was for a A5 card  but I printed out as page set up on A5
and every thing came out to scale beautifully.

Both card bases were SU card stock from my stash .

Talking about kraftyhands . There is still time to enter October challenge -Tagtastic

Have a great week every one .

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Time for Him .

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

Quite cold today . Doug decided not to get up this morning while Sandy and Fran were here for craft  session  . So he and Twiggy just rested and listened to the wireless and dozed on and off.

The girls and I enjoyed each others company while cutting and adhering images to create cards. Thanks to Fran bringing the jar of  gherkin  we could have our usual Jatz , cheese and gherkin serve with our coffee.

Will share two of the cards finished today .

First is a masculine card printed from  kraftyhands CD, Man about Town


The card base I made 13cm square. Kit was  printed at A5 page set up .

The second card

                  Sorry not a great photo . This was printed from kraftyhands CD that came
 with Create-it       Magazine , Issue Three.      Also printed with page set up set for A5.

Late afternoon now and time to start dinner so....

                                                             Smile, it's free therapy. - Douglas Horton

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

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Femme Fatale


Hi there . Welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in .
Quite late I know , very nearly tomorrow!

A pleasant day here . No gopher ride though . Doug and I went to local shopping centre for coffee because I had to do some shopping . Later in the afternoon though , Doug went off on his own for to give Twiggy a run . Just over the road so was not gone long .
In the mean time I made a card from Kraftyhands CD , Femme Fatale.

Card base is SU , Cajun Craze
Paper,image, sentiment, printed from CD  and bling from my kraftyhands stash
Femme Fatale CD Collection

That's it for tonight .Just wanted to try to  blog  regularly  and share a card .
Hope your week is going well for you all .

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Butterfly Trio for October Challenge

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

This evening I remind you that the new  Kraftyhands challenge is up and running .

                                     October Challenge ------------ TAGTASTIC.

                              We would like to see your tag .Simple as is mine or embellished to the fullest as most of the DT have created . Pop over to their blogs to impressed , inspired by their creations .

Using tag , 4 3/4"x 2 3/8" from Kraftyhands
Paper from Teacup Zoo paper stack from Kraftyhand
Image from CD,  Butterfly Botanicals, Kraftyhands.
Rhinestones from Kraftyhands
Jute from my stash .
Well done to the entrants we saw last month and congrats to those winners.
Please check out the rules on the Challenge Blog  There are not many and none are tough to follow , so I do hope I get to see you and your creation on show .
Now this month I would love to see some entries from my Australian  crafting buddies .
actually that sounded corny .....
Once again I thank my viewers , my followers and most of all those who leave me some blog lovin'
I really appreciate you all .
 The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege. - Charles Kuralt

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

Monday, October 6, 2014

Best Wishes.

Hello to you all , thank you for calling in . I love that you did and if you left a comment that's fabulous .
Welcome to my room .
It really is barmy weather .Very warm outside ..may be 28 degrees, Grey skies and very windy . Looks as though we may get rain as well .
I still have cards and  kits to make for craft morning tomorrow so better get cracking . Will quickly share this masculine card firstly.

Would this be called a double fold card?
Card base and blue layers  and sentiment with label on front  CTMH .  White sentiment die cut and blue  striped paper from SU. Front image  free from Vintage made for you . And inside vintage car from Graphic45. 
Now it was not until I added photos to my post that I realised that the tyre image from Kaisercraft die cuts is not of the same era .
TOO LATE ..A blind man would be happy to see it anyway!

                                        Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. - Og Mandino

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

Friday, October 3, 2014


Hello you all . Thank you for popping in and welcome to my room .
Warm wishes to you and yours .
I hope that your weekend is going to be one of the best .

It is a long weekend here and the weather is going to be good .
I hope that I get a bit of craft in as well as photography .Had a pleasant afternoon with Sandy,  die cutting and embossing .No dent in my scrap stash but .

Created a simple [ huh , what's new] card this evening  to share with you .
  I also want to enter it into a new challenge .                       Challenge 01

Challenge Badge
The theme is Always Anything Goes with a twist
as its our first challenge the twist is an easy one of 'Anything Goes'
Hope it goes well for you , Zoe .
Catch you again soon ,cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Missed me?

Hi there.
Remember me?
I have missed blogging and welcoming you all to my room .

Just mundane life duties for a while  then Daughter , Michelle , and family visited for a few days .
It was great , a real  blast to see them all .Doug and I took them to our favourite parks . Fortunately
there were many koalas, kookaburras and other birds on show so that the Grandchildren could take lots of photos with the new cameras that Granddad had given  them .

But hopefully I can get back into my routine . Have to catch up on blog visits and commenting .

Welcome to my room, for now ,  and thank you for calling in .Many thanks to new followers and visitors .
 I hope that you and yours are well .
I do have some cards to share .

                             Using images from card project on Emporium of Curiosities CD, Kraftyhands
                               Card base , Soft Suede,  SU.
                               Bling , Kraftyhands.

Card base and sentiment  , SU. Paper CTMH.
Image , an oldie from Thinking Stamps , OLD STATION .
Bling from Kraftyhands

Die cut boots from   MFT
                         Christmas card kit from   Kraftyhands  Create -It  issue three, resource DVD -ROM,
                                             adapted for a size C6 card. Bling from my stash . Card base and white
                                             layer from SU. 

                    Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. - Margaret Mead

Just a quick reminder now . The October Kraftyhands Challenge will be open on the 7th .We are hoping that we see you entering .

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