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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Peace On Earth for Tag Tuesday

    Hello there , welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .
I do hope that you will say hello before you go .

A lot cooler yesterday and today so a great deal better than the 44 degrees we had the other day .
It does work , but I hate having the unit in darkness till evening time , the outside blinds  as well  inside  blinds down and the pedestal  fan whirring away non stop.
Right now unit is open , fresh air filtering through while I am waiting for my craft girls to arrive
   
Today,  I am sharing a tag with the theme of Peace on Earth , for Tag Tuesday.




Almost a mini tag card .  Base is  Whisper White  and red card  SU . Peace stamped from inked  part stamp from SU. Bell and star stickers from my stash . Corner punch used for decorative corners . Ribbon from my stash .


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

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Baubles and Bling For Tag Tuesday


Hi there . Happy to see you in my room so thanks for calling in .

Because it is Tuesday I have made a Christmas Tag  for Tag Tuesday 

Easy decision to make as the theme is Baubles and Bling 

Take  a peep  HERE  at the most imaginative tags , the most inspirational tags that you will see all day .

My tag

Using scraps of card and stickers from my stash and a sentiment from SU. A  punch for the base edges   and a scrap of red ribbon .




Fits the bill don't you think?

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

Sunday, December 13, 2015

All about the tree.

Hi there ,welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .
Welcome to newbies to my blog .

Christmas card Challenges   #2 is ready to roll . This time it is a colour challenge . But of course if that does not thrill you it is ok to share a Christmas card that you have made any way .

We would love to see you at the challenge blog and you might like to check out the Face book page as well  where we announce the weekly challenges and will highlight entries throughout the week. Click here to like our Facebook page.

Here is my DT share for this week .

Card base  and sentiment are from SU.  The card topper is printed from kit from  Paper Creator
Card is a 14.5cm square . Simply a very quick  card .



Thanks to all who entered our challenge and shared their makes .Good luck for this challenge 
Congrats to the winner and top 3.  from week #1


Super shares from our DT so please do check them out .They would love to see you at their place in blog land .


Please remember to link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation, and not just the generic link to your blog. The link  feature won't allow for generic blog links. You must create a new project. No back  linking please.

If you upload to an online gallery, please use the tag SCCC so that we can all enjoy your cards. 

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

Dream tag for Tag Tuesday



Night Sky

Hi there everyone .Sorry I have not been here since August but was snowed under by Life's duties , family and DT blog stuff.
I am hoping to ease myself back into scheduling posts . Starting with this weeks tag .

When I think of night skies these days it is always connected with sleep and dreams of getting away one day .

I have used some grey card as base .This is to represent twilight while the black ink is for beginning of night . The street light , a die cut from my stash , has the yellow glow and I hope that I have picked up the shine on the glass lantern in the photo.
I added a chip board sentiment saying DREAM, while the 3D stickers would indicate dreaming of travel .




This is my interpretation of the theme for this week , I do hope that you like it .  There are amazing tags shared . Well done , thank you all for the inspiration .

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

Monday, December 7, 2015

Good Friends , Good Fun , Good Blessings

Here it is .The hot weather Doug and I have been dreading .

39 here for Saturday while Sunday was  bound to be hotter .
and it was , reaching over 40 .

Hi there visitors and followers , welcome to my room . 
I am thrilled to see and greet a couple of new followers . 
Thank you for your company and I hope that you visit from time to time
 letting me know that you have been .


My DT card to share today is for the new challenge from Kraftyhands 
you will find the challenge link on the right hand side .

Congrats to winner from last month .




Using Frosty Friends Topper Die cut image , Kraftyhands.
Paper pieced it for this card .
Paper from Kraftyhands , Christmas Candy Shop Sheets 
Sentiment from SU, Sassy Salutations .
Die-namics, MFT.
Card from SU.








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

Sunday, December 6, 2015

All hands on deck

Welcome to my room . I do hope that your week ahead is not so busy with Christmas preparations that you wont find time to settle down with a cuppa , relax , browse through the challenge blog DT posts along with some of the entries .Might be that you have a last minute make that you will share with us .

Here is my share for this week .



Card base , Real red , SU.  Sentiment circle from my stash .  
I forgot to record where I found the image from my many folders , so if it is yours or you know of it , please let me know and i will give credit .
http://www.doctor-digi.com/digital-stamp-christmas/naughty-or-nice-digital-stamp 
thanks to Faith 

Congratulations to the winner from last week and the top 3 picks .
Hope that we see all of you again soon . 
Even at this busy time of the year , the DT have produced some amazing projects to share . I have to thank them all for the inspiration they give me every week .

 

Please remember to link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation, and not just the generic link to your blog. The link  feature won't allow for generic blog links. You must create a new project. No back linking please.

If you upload to an online gallery, please use the tag SCCC so that we can all enjoy your cards.

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

Friday, December 4, 2015

New DT members Announced for ...

Hi there everyone , no card to share today but I do have some news from  


While we were sad to see a couple of our other DT members leave us, we are thrilled to be welcoming the following ladies to the CCC team. I'm sure you are going to love what they create for you each week.


Here's a bit about them.





I am a recently reformed full-time Accountant/Financial Analyst, now a full-time Mom/part-time PaperCrafter in Middle TN. This means I'm usually puttering around the house running after the kids, husband or 3 cats, and cleaning up after all of the above. I've been married to my college sweetheart for 17 yrs. We have two little piglets (ages 9 and 11) whom we are quite fond of (most of the time). Occasionally, I sneak off to my crafty space to create and hide from the mayhem. I love to peruse fellow addicts' blogs, Pinterest and challenge blogs for inspiration any chance I get. I am shamefully addicted to all things associated with this hobby.

I’m so excited to be joining the team at Christmas Card Challenges. As an avid card maker, Christmas cards are my absolute favorite and I never seem to have enough. I look forward to playing along with other Christmas card “sisters” over the next few months. 




I'm Rema from Wisconsin and have lived in the Midwest all my life. I have two grown children that have left the nest and have families of their own.  I have been a crafty person most of my life and didn't get the stamping bug till 2009. I recently married again in October this year to the man I have been with for the past 20 years. He supports this addiction of mine and my decision to retire at an early age. I also love to travel, garden and shop on-line. 

Hi! I'm Laurie and I live in Northern Minnesota. I started paper crafting 9 years ago when my hubby and I became empty nesters, and were looking for new hobbies. One day at work I was eating lunch and noticed a Stampin' Up catalog on the table. I took one look and was hooked! I have spent our long, cold Minnesota winters happily paper crafting ever since! I'm so excited to be a designer at the Christmas Card Challenge. My favorite kind of cards to make are...you guessed it...Christmas!!!





Hi, I’m Susan Powell from British Columbia, Canada.  I’ve been a crafter in one way or another ever since I can remember, but over the last few years card making has become a passion. Thankfully my husband is very supportive of me and all the time I spend stamping. I can’t wait to get home from my day job as an Education Assistant at a local elementary school, so that I can play in my craft room.  I enjoy making all styles of cards, but lately my style tends to lean more towards clean and simple. I am thrilled, honored and thankful for the opportunity to be part of the CCC design team.



Hope that you all will show them some blog love as they share with you in the following challenges .

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

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Catching snowflakes

Hi there , welcome to my room and blog post , where I hope you like what you see and I  invite you to browse through earlier posts .
Welcome , thank you too, the new followers to my posts .I hope that you let me know when you visit.  .

Weather this week has been hot and cold .Annoying fickle weather .

Doug and I have not been out much because Doug is not 100% and now is quite miserable with himself . Thankfully we both like watching cricket and that's what we have been doing .
Of course when Doug dozed off I nicked into my craft room for a bit of R&R.

Right now it is time for me to share my quick DT card  for Christmas Card Challenge #52






Thick White from SU for card base , Real Red card , SU is embossed  . Image from LOTV. Bling from my stash .

Wonderful number of entries for challenge #51 and it was a pleasure to visit those I did .
Congrats to the winner and to the top 3 . Well done.
Super samples from the DT . Hope that you got to visit them too .




Please remember to link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation, and not just the generic link to your blog. The link feature won't allow for generic blog links. You must create a new project. No back linking please.

If you upload to an online gallery, please use the tag SCCC so that we can all enjoy your cards.

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

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Silver and Black beauty

Yawn ..Yawn oops almost split my face in half !

Just waiting for Michelle to come on FB to swap good nights .

Huh ! Awake now with sore nose as I just hit the key board with my face . Oh why do I stay up so late ?

Hey , don't go , come into my room for a minute . This is just a short post .I was clearing away today's  gear from the craft morning with Sandy and Fran and I thought I would like to share the Sympathy card from one of the kits I made .

I got the idea for the design from Pinterest .

 

Hey , how about the photo .Taken outside so nipped a flower from one of the pots .

Trying to use up some stash here . card base is Quartz Shimmer , while the paper  panel is from an A4 sheet of Cristina Re  embossed paper. 
Sentiment is from  older SU set .
I cut the C6 card base and another piece the same size as the front of the card .
I adhered the image which was cut 5 cm wide on front of card .Then I cut the extra layer so that  I had two panels that just overlapped the paper strip . With foam dots I added them to card front on either side of paper panel . I punched out the sentiment and with foam dots added it to card as shown .

Well there you are , hope you like the card . 

Found a challenge to enter 

http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Wow , and now it is midnight . 
Top of the day to those just starting their day and sleep well to those who are closing their eyes .

Hope that you have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today .

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





Sunday, November 22, 2015

Down the chimney .

Hi there. Welcome to my room , thanks for calling in .
Wishing everyone a pleasant week ahead .

A new little grand daughter , Noomi ,  our Son and DIL came to visit so this week has been filled with happy memory making moments .

Just happened to be the hottest of days though . So indoors under aircon was the order of necessity.

A side note though , Noomi is in hospital as I schedule this post . Praying that she is responding to the wonderful medical care .



All set to share my DT card for Christmas card  Challenge #51


Card base is SU , Crumb Cake . Paper and image from  Kraftyhands . Sentiment from SU,   Petite Pairs
Bling from my stash .


How inspiring it is to view the wonderful shares / entries  we get each week . To see the multitude of images , paper and card combinations . Some CAS and some that are more intricate and abundantly embellished  but all are pleasing to the eye .
I am sure all visitors think  the same goes for the DT samples too . 

Please remember to link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation, and not just the generic link to your blog. The link feature won't allow for generic blog links. You must create a new project. No back linking please.

If you upload to an online gallery, please use the tag SCCC so that we can all enjoy your cards.

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

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Santa is the man

Hi there you all . Welcome to my room where I do hope that you like what you see . 

Now before I begin my post I bow my head in Prayer . Of course I have added my own thoughts but I had used these words, found on the link provided,  as inspiration / a guide. 


Prayer for Victims of Terrorism
Anonymous

Loving God,
Welcome into your arms the victims of violence and terrorism.
Comfort their families and all who grieve for them.
Help us in our fear and uncertainty,
And bless us with the knowledge that we are secure in your love.
Strengthen all those who work for peace,
And may the peace the world cannot give reign in our hearts.


Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Prayers/Protestant/Violence-Disasters/Prayer-For-Victims-Of-Terrorism.aspx?q=secure#CRPKrSBOvGP8BptQ.99



My DT card for http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/


Printed one of the card kits from   Kraftyhands CD , Team Santa 
used SU Mossy Meadow for card base 
some tiny bling on trees from my stash 


Amazing number of entries last week .Thank you to you all . 
Congrats to winner and top picks . 
There is plenty of eye candy from the DT so I do hope that you pop over to their blogs and give them some blog love too .





Please remember to link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation, and not just the generic link to your blog. The link  feature won't allow for generic blog links. You must create a new project. No back  linking please.

If you upload to an online gallery, please use the tag SCCC so that we can all enjoy your cards.

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


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Jingle All The Way

Hi there . Welcome to my room .
Thanks for calling in .

How is your paper crafting going ? Card making or scrap booking .? Or are you into sketching ,painting or whittling ?  WHAT ? I hear you ask . Yes , you right at the back there .
You thought that I did not hear you , well whittling is another way to keep your hands busy .

Whittling may refer to the art of carving shapes out of raw wood , using a knife,  or a time occupying
non artistic process of repeatedly shaving slivers from a piece of wood .
I once saw some one whittling a fine horse shape from a bar of soap.

Where am I going with this ?  Well , no where really . Just wanted to know how many people will actually read my chatter .



What I am supposed to be doing is sharing my DT make for


Christmas Card Challenges  


So I had better get on with that ..





Card base White card 13.5cm square. Paper from my stash .
Merry Christmas , one stamp in two parts. SU ,Good Greetings . Jingle Bells older SU set Christmas Classics .





We had beautiful  entries last week .Totally awesome ! So thank you everyone .Congrats to the winner and Top picks . Hope that we see you all again soon . If you are stuck for ideas pop over to the DT's blogs and you are sure to find something that tickles your craft palette .


Please remember to link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation, and not just the generic link to your blog. The link feature won't allow for generic blog links. You must create a new project. No back linking please.

If you upload to an online gallery, please use the tag SCCC so that we can all enjoy your cards.


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

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Kinda Racey

 Back to cool weather again  here in Adelaide . Warm one day , cool for a couple , then back to feeling almost like Winter before another warm day . Don't know about you but I like to pack one seasons clothes away and only have one seasons out for use .Having both out in my wardrobe is a pain .
What ever the weather , it is wonderful to have you visit my room . Today I am sharing my DT card for Kraftyhands 

The November theme is   The Need for Speed .

Using  Vintage Transport Post Card Stack
Vintage Transport Paper Stack,
Left over sentiment tag from another Kraftyhands project as a stopper
'today is the day ' tag from my stash .
Card base , SU.
                                                Easel card open


                                                                Card closed
Do hope that you pop over to the challenge blog and join in sharing your makes .
May be you will be inspired by the DTs projects .

Congrats to the winner from October Challenge .



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



Sunday, November 1, 2015

Spirit of Christmas

Hello family and friends , thank you for calling in . 
Hope that you all have had a great week .

What a week ! A new Grand Daughter , thank you Rachael and Sonny .
On the 24th I fell over on wet path to end up with a few bruises .was a bit sore for a few days but now ok ..

Of course today I am here for sharing my  DT card for 





Card base , SU , Shimmery White . Cross, a Stampendous clear stamp.
Paper from Kraftyhands . Sentiment from Hero Arts .


You will see photos  on the challenge post , of  projects from team ladies and you can 
 click on the names above  their makes  to be taken directly to their blogs for additional information about them .

Congratulations to our winner and top 3 from last week .
Thank you for joining in on the fun and hope that we see you again soon . 

For inspiration for a colour challenge 
refer to image below . 







Please remember to link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation, and not just the generic link to your blog. The link feature won't allow for generic blog links. You must create a new project. No back linking please.

If you upload to an online gallery, please use the tag SCCC so that we can all enjoy your cards.


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

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Rugged up.

"There are 62 more sleeps to the big day (but I'm not counting -- I'm just a grumpy elf!) Are there still a lot of days till Christmas 2015? It ALWAYS seems like there are a lot of days to Christmas! Well, there are 62 days to be exact or 5,316,758 seconds!"

How do I know this ? I googled it .

Hello there , welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in . Hope that you and yours are contented and at peace with all family and friends .

Today I am sharing another DT card for Christmas Card Challenges  



Love my dies but I don't think any have excited me more than my new one from MFT. 
I used it twice here . Once with SU  Whisper White and again with patterned paper .The patterned paper cuts are set in the die cut white frame for fabulous effect. 
The sweet little cherub is from SU set , Christmas Cuties and  coloured with copics with a touch of Wink of Stella .
The greeting is from older SU set , Many Merry Messages .

Well done to the overall  winner of challenge #46 and to the top 3 . I do hope that we get to see you again soon .

Plenty of ideas to glean from the DT samples so for inspiration to pop over to their blogs to see how they made their projects and perhaps leave some blog love too . 




Please remember to link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation, and not just the generic link to your blog. The link feature won't allow for generic blog links. You must create a new project. No back linking please.

If you upload to an online gallery, please use the tag SCCC so that we can all enjoy your cards.

See you at the challenge.

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

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Wonderful Time of the Year

Hello there , welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .
Have you had a pleasant week ? I just do not know where the time goes . Well that is not really true !
 Had a great craft morning on Tuesday with Fran and Sandy , after which we went out for a quick lunch .  Then  a short but pleasant hour or so Friday afternoon with Jane . Jane was busy planning for a weekend away with Hubby and some friends but still found some time to spend some craft time with me . And I did manage some blog comments .
The rest of my time was taken up with mundane home duties and caring /keeping Doug happy .

Just found time to create a small 12.5cm square card as a DT share for
Christmas Card Challenges 


Hope that you like my card today .


The theme for this week is a photo challenge as shown below at end of post  . I wonder what inspiration you find in the photo.

                                               

White card base , Paper layer from LOTV Paper pack .
Image from SU, Cozy Christmas .
Sentiment from SU , Christmas Cuties.
 Circle punches  from SU
I added some Wink of Stella to image and around larger circle of sentiment .
Some tiny bling from my stash.



Magnificent number of entries last week so thank you to each artist. I really enjoyed visiting those on my allotted numbers .
Congrats and well done to the winner and top 3 .
The DT have shared projects that I am sure will delight you .


Christmas card Challenge    #46




Please remember to link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation, and not just the generic link to your blog. The link feature won't allow for generic blog links. You must create a new project. No back linking please.

If you upload to an online gallery, please use the tag SCCC so that we can all enjoy your cards.

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

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Peace and Joy

Hello there , welcome to my room . Thank you so much for your visit .
Please say hello before you go .

It is time for a new challenge from http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/  #45

This week is Any thing Goes 
So an easy,  popular theme .
I do hope that you will share your Christmas card makes and if you are thinking that you have lost your mojo then do pop over to the DT blogs for inspiration .

Congrats to last challenge winner and top 3 .I do hope that you will join in again .

Now to offer  my contribution .





I just love images from LOTV  Art  pads .
Card and layer from 12x12 inch Christmas Village premium paper Pad . They have  a lovely fabric texture and  are 200 gsm . Sentiment and punched label are   from SU . I added a few multi coloured rhinestones in centre of snow flakes .





Please remember to link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation, and not just the generic link to your blog. The link feature won't allow for generic blog links. You must create a new project. No back linking please.

If you upload to an online gallery, please use the tag SCCC so that we can all enjoy your cards.

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

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Soft and Cute

Hi there , welcome to my room .
It is great to see you here and I hope that you enjoy the browsing .

I  trust  that your week is going well .

Today , I would like to share with you all , my DT card for

Kraftyhands Challenge 

October Challenge - Cute & Cuddley



Using Bouncing Babies CD , Decoupage card kit , with  background paper from 
coordinating papers of same CD.
Green card base from SU.

The number of entries has not been great , so how about showing us some of your makes .
Love to see you here .
You know that this is a great place to share your hints  and tips as well as your projects with like minded people. It is also a great way to make new friends keep in touch with old friends too . Most of us like to leave some "blog love" by way of comments . 

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

Sunday, October 4, 2015

tied up with a bow .


Hi there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in . I do hope that you enjoy your browsing .

Today I have my DT card to share . I think that I have actually used some of the suggested colours from the inspirational photo , which is shown at the bottom of my post .


Purple card base from SU.
Lavender layer from stash , 
Soft Sky card , SU
Image from LOTV
Sentiment , Good Greetings , SU
Ribbon Border and Bow stamp from Lucy's Stamps on LOTV  paper.

Now off to see the DT  awesome  makes .

                                       Christmas Card Challenge

Congrats to the winner and top 3 picks .I do hope that we see  here you again soon .

Please remember to link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation, and not just the generic link to your blog. The link feature won't allow for generic blog links. You must create a new project. No back linking please.

If you upload to an online gallery, please use the tag SCCC so that we can all enjoy your cards.

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

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Two cards in free time

Hi there , precious friends , thank you for calling in .

Well a sunny day and although not all that warm,  still a pleasant day .

Went out early on gophers for coffee and snack before moving onto Linear Park trail to enjoy the ambiance . We were lucky enough to spot a koala and baby .
Not a great photo but koala mums often seek height and  thick foliage when with baby .



Might see them better if you click on photo .

Had some spare time the other day and needed some quick cards and kits for craft morning with friends .Today I would like to share them .



Top card has SU  thick Whisper White card base 
Gingham layer is from Kraftyhands Signature  Brights Colour Collection
Journal cards from Project Life [ Life Time memories] 
I used Word Window Punch and added words from a Stampendous stamp set .
inside sentiment , SU punched and stamp set , Tag Talk.
Party hat from pack of 4 from a cheap shop .
Bling from Kraftyhands 


This one used SU card base .
 Gingham layer from Kraftyhands  Signature  Brights Colour Collection
 Also used Project life Journal cards as  interesting layers . 
The little clock image is from Stamp-It .
Bling from Kraftyhands .



There you go , my first non DT blog post for a while .
Hope you enjoyed the visit .

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