Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring joyfully

Hello visitors , thank you for calling in .
Welcome to my room where tonight I am sharing another Christmas card .Last year I made a card a week so had enough for  me to send / give to   my family and friends with a small number to donate to the Salvos .
I try to include a Christmas card kit in every weekly craft session so I hope that helps my card making buddies with their supplies too .

Old Olive card base, SU , with Matte of dotty paper from my stash . A  doily from SU . Two tags die cut from Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White SU stock .
Metallic enamel  star shapes from SU, Image from SU set , Christmas Cuties and sentiment from SU , Star of Light . White string , from my stash , on tags .

Will enter into this challenge

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. 

Calvin Coolidge

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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cup Cake just for you .

Hello papercraft pals . Hope that you are enjoying a pleasant weekend .
Welcome to my room and thanks for spending some time with me .

In some small way I have started on the destashing of my craft room .

This is the second card recently made from CTMH card kits
This one is from the Jubilee card kit .once again I have not  used a CTMH image but one from Pinterest . The black circle for image came with the kit .
I embossed a square of white card adding it to a piece of Basic Black card leaving small border . Punched out a sentiment from Label Love SU set  and tisied up  with some SU Sprinkles Embellishments .

Would like to enter this challenge
Embossing and sprinkles ...


For the inside I found some cup cake images on Pinterest , printed and punched out on Whisper White . HB sentiment from SU set , Well Scripted .

Poor hubby has the dreaded MAN FLU and is not a happy chappy . 
Therefore I have spent the day dispensing TLC and very little crafting . 
I managed this post while he is dozing . 

Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family.

 Barbara Bush 

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

To a friend

Hi there , how are you on this wonderful day ?
Hope that all is well with you and yours .
Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .

Today's card is just a really , really simple CAS card using a pre cut card and elements pack from Close to my Heart , Cut Above, Fiesta Card Kit .  I did not purchase the stamp set that went with this so used what I had ... No inside sentiment /greeting yet because my thoughts may change before posting off .

The hat and flowers are from Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Things . Coloured with copics .
The sentiment is from CTMH , A Bunch of Love Occasions .


I would like to enter this into this challenge ....

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

 Charles R. Swindoll

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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Christmas With a Friend

Oh my! Here I am again , another posting . Just got to  love it . There is something about creating a mini work of art such as a hand made card  that is so good for ones health and well being . If you are not too hard on  yourself  , if you can understand that sometimes your project will not turn out exactly as you had visualized and ..... if you can accept that there are no  mistakes  only opportunities  for embellishing  , then you are well on your way to really enjoying your paper craft .

Hi there visitors to my room . Thank you for calling in .Please do let me know that you have been  here so that I can visit you too .As you have probably gathered  by now I do love to chat .......

Tonight I share some images from a set which I used the other day

Will enter this int this challenge ..

This time I did not use the die set that matched the stamp set but decided to cut out by hand ..

The new stamp set is Snow Place , SU and I have used  the snow man , the penguin  , the hat and tie along with the sentiment that I divided into two parts The embossed back ground was given to me by Jane . I added a little Wink of Stella to the hat and tie . The snowman is added with foam dots. I stamped the penguin twice and 3D him adhering to front with double layered  foam dots to make him look closer than the snowman .
Thick white card base from SU . Real Red card mat from SU .


Here I have used a sentiment from the SU set , Christmas Messages  surrounded by snowflakes from the Snow Place set .

Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.

 B. C. Forbes 

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

Monday, February 13, 2017

Ahoy There

Well I think that I have almost caught up with cards I had to make for sale and to hand out to  family . I have even been ahead with card kits for my craft  sessions and also found time to add some commenting . The task I am still dreading to start is the decluttering of my craft room .
I have "started " several times but just can't stick to it ..
Has any one have the same problem ?

Hello there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .
Hope you like the card shared today .


Card base is SU , Mint Macaron , Paper is new , SU, By the Shore designer paper 
Fish images are from Seaside Shore  set . Top sentiment from same .
"happy birthday"  from Teeny Tiny Sentiments , SU . 


Wonder if this might fit  some challenges ?
Must check around .

You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. 

Bob Hope 

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

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Down memory lane

Much cooler here in Adelaide today so on with another set of weather appropriate clothes . My wardrobe and drawers  are  bulging with dual seasons clothing . How do find your changeable weather conditions ?
Hi there and welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in and much hugs   too for  those who have left kind words on my recent posts .

Another card made recently over the Christmas break is for my Sympathy box . I do have a small number of Sympathy / Thinking of you  cards put away because life is fleeting and Making a card while grieving is not something to which  I look forward   .

This beautiful image was found on pinterest . It is a valid reflection on how I perceive   that  special place in my heart to be , my memory lane .
Very Vanilla  card base , Brocade Blue  mat,  are SU . The back ground paper is from a Kraftyhands paper stack nearly   all gone .
 Sentiment is retired SU set . Bling from my stash .

Hope you like and although it is a simple image I think that it invokes a powerful feeling of thinking of some one you miss .

It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. 

 Henry Rollins 

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

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Salt air

Hello there you all . Welcome to my room . 
Extreme heat today in Adelaide so under air con and little fan on my desk working over time .

A quick post today as I have still 3 cards  with 3 kits  each to make up for my best craft buddies and our craft sessions .

Here to share today is one card made a week ago with the new SU  stamp set , High Tide .
As is my style , I kept this one very simple with some masking of the light house to add land and sea . Pacific Point card base , Paper from my stash and the  silhouette anchor is from pinterest . 
I did add some bling from my stash .
I like this set as one that I can use for beginner , intermediate and advanced sample for workshops .

Here , for the inside , I used the birds from the same set  on a SU die shape . 

Will enter this challenge ..

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
Aristotle Onassis

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

Monday, February 6, 2017

Where's the cake?

Hello craft pals .Thanks for calling in .I do hope that you enjoy your browsing today .Please feel free to visit earlier posts and let me know that you have so that I can return the favor .

Rained all day here and not very warm to boot . Forecast is for hot days ahead .Give me a break!! I would like to pack away at least one season's clothing know what I am saying??

Today I am sharing a fun card that I have made  using SU Tasty Trucks .

Pumpkin Pie card base, SU  , Whisper White mat embossed with Festive Textured Impressions , SU .
Image stamped on white card and coloured with markers and copics. then layered onto some Pacific Point card with sentiment , also from this set , added  below . I have not decided what bling / embellishing if any I will add yet .If I decide to I will take another photo and change this one .

Well I saw that i had forgotten to colour in the windows and I did add some  bling  . decided just to add the second photo ..I do like the finishing touches .

Now for the inside ...

Love it when a stamp set has sentiments that  "go together " like this front and inside . 

Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It's all about the memories.

 Buddy Valastro 

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

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Chilled greetings

Welcome rain today , which means no watering .
How is the weather in your area? Hot , dry , wet , cold or just plain perfect?

Hi there craft pals . So happy to see you here .

Today I am sharing a Christmas card using a SU   combination of Snow Place stamp set along with a matching die , Snow Friends  Framelits  Dies .


Thick white card base with 1st layer of Whisper White  embossed .  Snowman , hat and candy cane along with the snow flakes are from set mentioned above . I touched up the colour on the hat but forgot the cane ....never mind ,if I remember I will do it later otherwise I know a blind man would be happy to see it any way !!  The greeting is from SU set Petite Pairs . I stamped the words the punched them out with Word Window punch . 
I went over the snowflakes with Wink of Stella .Did the same with the torn Whisper White snow drifts ...All images  were  adhered to a matte of Pacific Point card stock . 

Lately hubby has found that going too far on the gopher  is making him  so tired , therefore we have been staying close to home . We do have a fabulous selection of cafes and bakeries to visit near us . A couple of days a week we will use the car to venture further though .

Well that is it for today . I hope that you enjoyed your visit and will let me know that you have been .

Will enter this card into  

Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you. 
Les Brown 

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

Friday, February 3, 2017

Tongue in cheek

Hi there , welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in .
Awesome to see old friends calling in to say hi after my first post in 2017 .

I am blessed ,  truly I am . Here I am in the same beautiful place , still reasonably healthy , still the same weight  [ sigh] and  still able to indulge in  the craft I love with amazing friends  . I have all that  I need and most of that I want .

Today I would like to share some of the cards for males which were included in those cards made with friends while taking a break from blogging .


The first card on left 
This is an image procured from Pinterest . Paper from my stash layered onto green card stock  Pacific Point card base , SU  Sentiments are from odd sets in my stash . 
This one I thought I might give to hubby who will be 80 this year .
Second card on right 
Basic Black card base Papers are retired SU stock from my stash The man silhouette is a die cut in Basic Black . The sentiment is from older  SU set . 

Age is a case of mind over matter.
 If you don't mind, it don't matter.
 Satchel Paige
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Starting the New Year

Today is the first day of the rest of my life .
Sounds a little scary,  when said out loud.

I want to get back into the habit of posting and sharing my CAS cards and TAGS . This something that I  have let slip for months . Another joyful activity that I have let slide is visiting other blogs .
Not that I did not enjoy being on  design teams for some wonderful groups,  because I loved it ,  but the commitment meant that time was my enemy .
So I have cleared my diary and will try to kick start my mojo..

I hope that you know that I have missed you , my friends , my visitors , my followers .

Welcome to my craft room once again .I am afraid that it is even worse than the messiest craft room that you have ever seen .

Have made a resolution to sell or give away  all of my older stamp sets but have to sort them out first ..errr dig them out more like it !!

Oh but I digress,   back to my reason for being here .

Baby Bumblebee, SU oldie . Baby Bundle , another SU oldie .
Retired paper , SU  Card base and stitched frame , SU Pear Pizzazz.  Die used is from MFT.
Combination of copics and SU markers as colour  medium .

May even enter this challenge

Thank you for visiting and I   hope that you liked that,  which I shared .

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
-- Kevyn Aucoin

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