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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas postings


Hi there , welcome to my room .
I am so happy to see that you have visited but I wont know who you are if you don't let me know .
If you leave a word or two I will visit you too .

        Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,
            it's at the end of your arm,
           as you get older, remember you have another hand:
      The first is to help your self,
             the second  is to help others.

                                                                              Audrey Hepburn



25th December ..WOW , where has the year gone ..
For today I would like to share my team A  DT card for  http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/ 
I have used an image from LOTV Christmas pad

             
                                    


White hammered card base, 14 cm square  from my stash, same white card for first layer, 13cm square  .
Green glitter card from SU , Red card from SU
First layer is adhered with D/S tape 
4cm x 13cm green glitter strips adhered top and bottom with D/S tape 
Image cut 9.5 square and layered onto red 10cm square piece then added to card with  foam dots
Once again a new challenge ..the last for 2018, is up and running .
This message from the admin.
As always, our challenges are Anything Goes and we love seeing your crafty entries each week however, we must have rules for you to follow to keep it fair and fun for everyone.
  1. Only 2 entries per person
  2. No back linking - all entries must be new and not posted prior to the start of the challenge.
  3. All entries must include a link - back to Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog.

Word Verification Blogs are commented on at the discretion of the Design Team so your awesome project may or may not be commented on.


Link up below to play along! 

Love to see your project there. 

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

Friday, December 21, 2018

Sending love


         Hello there , welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in . I hope that you like my card made recently .
 I found this topper of flowers and message square when searching for Sympathy floral toppers on Pinterest .

                                     

 

Card is Shimmery White from SU as is the sentiment although retired stamp set .I embossed the first layer with SU Big Shot  Fluttering Textured Impressions  folder . 

I also would like to remind you that you only have a few days to enter into the TTCRD challenge which is always anything goes .


Would love to see your  project there . 

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

P. J. O'Rourke 

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Ready to celebrate


Hi there , you all . Welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .


Let my soul smile through my heart 
and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.

 Paramahansa Yogananda 

Today I am sharing my DT card for the new challenge 

Here I have used one of the sponsors images 

 https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/172377091/digital-stamp-1980s-star-girl-digi?ref=shop_home_active_89

Thank you to this weeks sponsor

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonshortbread

Lemon Shortbread Art carries high quality digital stamps and colouring pages for your crafting needs. If you like fantasy, fashion, cute and whimsical art, be sure to check Lemon Shortbread out!
Prize: 3 images 

To those of you who continue to play along with us every week, thank you so much! We appreciate you sharing your creations with us and truly enjoy your talent!

To see how the winners and top 3 are selected you may check the Challenges Rules tab for more information. 

Thank you to the DT for their beautiful samples that are sure to inspire you to join in on the fun . Will enjoy seeing your entry .

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


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Seasons Greetings

Hello visitors , welcome to my room .
Thanks for calling in and if you let me know that you have  visited I will certainly return the favor .

Today I have just a short post in which I will share a Christmas card made and a reminder .

Firstly the reminder about TTCRD challenge  which has only a couple of days left to go .
 This challenge is always anything goes and runs weekly so that's a bonus  if you are anything like me and forget when challenges entered, finish and you don't check back till much later .

                 The sponsor this week is http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/
                                      and the prize is Sponsor: Decosses Dynamite Doodles
Prize: Lisa will choose set
 Now the card I am sharing is from 
Never Ending Christmas Card Kit Designed by Stephanie Weightman .

I used the card supplied in kit as a layer instead,  for my make .The white card base is mine at C6 size . I cut the red card so that there would be a narrow border of white . I ran the red layer through the SU Softly Falling embossing folder twice,  turning card once so that there was more falling snow . I then ran an emery board over embossed dots to give white snow effect.After choosing a topper and sentiment I added them with foam dots .
Just as I like my cards CAS  so happy with it . 
Hope you like too . 

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


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tag and bow

Hi there , welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .
Good health and happiness to you and yours .

Not much crafting since I saw you last .
Rattly cough and sniffles as is usual for some one with a cold .Almost over it I think .
For a while there I was afraid to use a blade cutter for card making as I might have cut a finger off while coughing and cutting at the same time
This DT card is all I have managed , the details of which will be in the challenge blog .

http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/





Sponsor: Decosses Dynamite Doodles
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/

Prize: Lisa will choose set 
                       

Are you interested in digital sentiments, papers and other embellishments? How about a badge made especially for your blog? If these are items you are interested in, you are going to want to check out D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles. My name is Lisa and with over 150+ posts of freebies to choose from, and new ones added often, I just might have what you are looking for. Along with the freebies I offer, I also create blog badges, digital paper packs and scrapbooking kits. Additionally, I'm so excited to now be sponsoring giveaways and challenges at other blogs. It is my honour to be able to sponsor this challenge for Through the Craft Room Door!
So, if you have the time, come and take a look. There is always inspiration to be found among my many different features. I'd love for you to pop by and visit me. I hope you have a blast!


Challenge Rules

** PLEASE NOTE- LIMIT OF 2 ENTRIES**

We love seeing your entries each week however,  we must have rules for you to follow to keep it fair and fun for everyone. We only have 3 rules, but please read them carefully. 
  •  No back linking - all entries must be new and not posted prior to the start of the challenge.
  •  All entries must include a link - back to Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog
  •  Word Verification Blogs will not be commented on.  We are sorry but the length of time it takes to comment on blogs with verification makes it too hard on the DT to leave comments. 

Looking forward to seeing something amazing from you so come on and join in on the fun .

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

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Reel Great Guy


Hello there  to my visitors .
Welcome to my room where I hope that you like what I share .
I am making this post as DT for     Through The Craft Room Door 

The new challenge for TTCRD  13/11/18  is open now
And here is my DT make to share




Thank you to the sponsor  Dr. Digi's house of Stamps  for this robust fellow image to use .

Prize: 2 digital stamps
Welcome to the brilliantly bizarre brain of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps. Here you will find monsters, aliens, odd balls and Dundertons as well as many many more wonderful digital stamps with a sense of humour. 
We would love to see you join in on the fun of anything goes .

To those of you who continue to play along with us every week, thank you so much! We appreciate you sharing your creations with us and truly enjoy your talent!

To see how the winners and top 3 are selected you may check the Challenges Rules tab for more information.

The November/December edition of Through the Craft Room Door is now published . 
A sneak peek video is on my side bar if you would like to check it out . 
Thank you for your visit and hope that  I see you  in the challenge soon .

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








Tuesday, November 6, 2018

NEWS FLASH TTCRD magazine is out

Before I  impart the news  I would like to share a card made recently , all from free papers and card topper from a Magazine . Hope you like this simple make .





Hello , welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .

Seems like one step fine and warm weather then two steps back to cool , cloudy and wet weather here in Adelaide . Roll on Summer time , lets skip Spring .Spring is just too fickle , I say !!



On a happier note
 Once again I can share some TTCRD news .

On my side bar you will see a sneak preview of the TTCRD magazine

There is something from me myself in it ..little dance here and clapping of hands ...

The November-December issue of Through the Craft Room door is now available in the Subscribers Only area of the Website. With over almost two dozen tutorials and articles that include an acetate front card, an upcycling project and how to crochet a pumpkin you are sure to find something to fuel your creativity!
Our theme this month is Daisies, Fall and Celebrations, any kind, and of course we also have Christmas cards/projects to share as well!
Our Featured Digi Artist this issue is the talented Betty Roberts of Simply Betty Stamping and we have some lovely inspiration cards showcasing the three images she has given us. She is a very talented lady so I hope you enjoy her work and check out her store!
The Special Challenge on the Website is the Iris Fold Technique! Come check out the great inspiration from the Design team and play along!
If you are not a current subscriber and interested in subscribing, fee is $18.00 for first time subscribers. This gives you access to current and 24 months of back issues. Renewing fee after the first year is $12.00 with discount refunded once payment is confirmed. To sign up, just go to the website at http://craftrmdoor.ning.com/ and click on the Magazine Subscription tab or if you have questions, please contact Cara at TTCRDMag1@gmail.com.

Another snippet of news is that this weeks  TTCRD challenge is up and running . Last week there were 121 awesome  entries .Thank you to each and every one of you who shared your creations with us .
This week our sponsor is  Fabrika Fantasy  

                       

We are a small creative team writing and illustrating fantasy adventure and children's books. We love to draw fun and amusing characters, and are happy to offer them to you as digital stamps. We hope you like these digital images and they help make your creations bright, interesting and memorable!
By the way, we are offering two DigiClub Membership plans currently (3 Months and 12 Months). If you join the Digi Club, you will get as many images in the store as you wish and you will be receiving new releases every month during your membership period!
Here is the link to learn more about the Digi Club http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/12-month-digi-club-membership.php We hope this offer will be of interest to you. Thank you again!

Well there you go , that's all folks .

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

Saturday, November 3, 2018

A FREEBIE FOR SUBSCRIBERS, Who , What and Where?


Hello and welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .

I do hope that you will be excited by the news which I am about to share .

 To  subscribe to Through the Craft Room Door Magazine, 
here is the  link

http://craftrmdoor.ning.com/page/magazine-subscriptions

Now here is the hot news tip  to which I referred earlier 


 A FREEBIE FOR SUBSCRIBERS AND THE MAGAZINE IS SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 5TH

Simply B Stamps website: https://simplybstamps.net/

These are cards that  I was happy to create with the free digi images that were offered to the TTCRD DT  by 
Betty Roberts-Featured  digi artist , Simply B stamps .


https://simplybstamps.net/
Using Windsday Betty 

 
https://simplybstamps.net/
Jingles The Elf 
 


https://simplybstamps.net/


Using OliveandWhootie


These images were a joy to colour . I am sure that you will find them that way as well .

          Thanks again for calling in . I do hope that you will let me know that you have called in by leaving your thoughts on my makes and the images shown . Then maybe when you have a moment you might like to pop over to  https://simplybstamps.net/

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


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tinkering with engines

Hi there , great to see you . Sorry my craft room is rather messy  [sic]  full of projects on the go . So it is just as well you are my cyber craft buddies and you don't take up much room in here .

Bless you ..is that a giggle I heard ?

Well , time for me to share my DT card for the new  TTCRD challenge 


Using Di's Digi Stamps 
Thank you to our Sponsor .



https://www.disdigistamps.com/store/p998/Mechanic_Ted_B%26W.html

 


Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself. 
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and it’s just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

                                                            Prize: $12  voucher 

Thank you too,  TTCRD  DTs who have created inspirational makes that will surely inspire you to join in our challenge .I know that they would love for you to visit their blogs and leave a word or two .



As always, our challenges are Anything Goes and we love seeing your crafty entries each week however, we must have rules for you to follow to keep it fair and fun for everyone.
  1. Only 2 entries per person
  2. No back linking - all entries must be new and not posted prior to the start of the challenge.
  3. All entries must include a link - back to Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog.

Word Verification Blogs are commented on at the discretion of the Design Team so your awesome project may or may not be commented on. 



Thank you also to the DT members who shared inspiring makes with us .
I for one , cannot wait to see your entry.

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

Friday, October 26, 2018

Down hill all the way

Hello there , welcome to my room . Warm wishes for a happy day to you all .

While you are here though , I would like to share a card I made recently .


A jolly Christmas card .


 Todays post is really  about reminding you that the weekly challenge from Through the Craft Room Door has begun and there are already some awesome entries . The DT have each  presented inspirational samples for your perusal and,  for the details just visit their links and if you have time they would love for you to leave a comment to let them know that you have been .
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/ will take you to the Anything goes challenge .

As always, our challenges are Anything Goes and we love seeing your crafty entries each week however, we must have rules for you to follow to keep it fair and fun for everyone.
  1. Only 2 entries per person
  2. No back linking - all entries must be new and not posted prior to the start of the challenge.
  3. All entries must include a link - back to Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog.
Word Verification Blogs are commented on at the discretion of the Design Team so your awesome project may or may not be commented on.

Link up below to play along! 

Looking forward to seeing you here soon ..

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

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Papercrafting



Who said you could not teach old dogs new tricks !?  After all these years of blogging I have just learned to place a watermark on my photo of my card ....whoopie . Thank you Sandra from TTCRD

Good morning , good afternoon or good evening to you all . Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .

I really enjoyed creating my DT card as it reminded me of how unsure of myself I was when I began papercrafting as a hobby . Comparing my efforts to those that I saw on line on different blogs and to those samples in craft shops ,  getting started was hard but craft lovers are an encouraging , inspiring lot and now there is no stopping me .
Talking about crafting as I am , I am actually here today because there is a new weekly challenge up and running  for  http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/ Just click on the link and join in . We would love to see your make .

My card using sponsor image ...https://www.zibbet.com/rick1949/giraffii-kawaii 





Our sponsor this week is

                                                                          


Artist, Poet, Fruitarian............. Lizzy Love is a perfect combination of sweet and sour that glitters up the grunge! Easily lose yourself in her artistic realm of sometimes spooky but always delightfully cute, big eyed waifs and their animal friends. Lizzy’s whimsical, one of a kind dream world is easily recognizable by her signature style of creepy yet cute, all the way from the haunting darkness to the rainbowtastic, her original creations are lovingly sprinkled with a heartbreaking sweetness. Though she is completely enthralled by her Twinkling watercolors right now, Lizzy employs many different mediums when she creates, from drawing to painting, sewing and cutting, the end result always being the same; A gothic fantasy land painted in soft pastels and neon colors; filled with big eyed beauties, creepy little cuties and quirky monsters of all shapes and sizes. Lizzy Love’s artwork includes original paintings both acrylic and watercolor, giclee fine art prints, art dolls, digital and rubber stamps of her characters, hand painted merchandise such as bags, t-shirts and more..... limited only by her imagination the possibilities are endless. http://www.oddballartco.com/



                                                                                       Prize: $10.00 store voucher 

I have used
https://www.zibbet.com/rick1949/giraffii-kawaii 



 

Challenges entered 
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/ 
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-no-128-going-girly.html 

As always, our challenges are Anything Goes and we love seeing your crafty entries each week however, we must have rules for you to follow to keep it fair and fun for everyone.
  1. Only 2 entries per person
  2. No back linking - all entries must be new and not posted prior to the start of the challenge.
  3. All entries must include a link - back to Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog.

Word Verification Blogs are commented on at the discretion of the Design Team so your awesome project may or may not be commented on.

Thank you to the sponsors for the images supplied

Thank you to the rest of the DT members for their inspiring makes . You can visit their blogs by clicking on their names in the challenge blog . 

I for one ,cannot wait to see your entry .

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


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Flowers for anything



Good afternoon everyone .
Wecome to my room and thank you for calling in .I do hope that you have a minute to browse and say hello .

I actually made this card for my submission to TTCRD magazine .
http://craftrmdoor.ning.com/page/magazine-subscriptions , but my format was not a tutorial or a hint or tip so will publish  it here instead  and let you know that I have  submitted another card which , with a little help from the owner has made it for the next publication .
   I have used a Bugaboo image ,  Flower Pot , for this card and coloured with copics .
               
Will enter this challenge 
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/


The actual reason for posting is to remind you  that this weeks  TTCRD challenge has only a couple of days to run so be quick add your project we would love to see it .

http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/


Our sponsor this week with a generous $12.00 store voucher is Bugaboo Stamps
  There are some beautiful sample from the team to inspire you ..so why not join in ..

As always, our challenges are Anything Goes and we love seeing your crafty entries each week however, we must have rules for you to follow to keep it fair and fun for everyone.
  1. Only 2 entries per person
  2. No back linking - all entries must be new and not posted prior to the start of the challenge.
  3. All entries must include a link - back to Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog.
Word Verification Blogs are commented on at the discretion of the Design Team so your awesome project may or may not be commented on. 

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









Tuesday, October 9, 2018

New TTCRD weekly challenge

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

Hope that you are finding time to craft a little .


It is time for the new weekly challenge from TTCRD

Just a reminder

TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge for the week of 10-9-18 


Last week there were many entries , all of which were amazing . Projects for men , woman and children were well represented and all were worth checking out .So we are so looking forward to seeing what it is that you will share with us .  

Our sponsor this week with a generous $12.00 store voucher is Bugaboo Stamps



Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was over seven years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!  

Our DT members and our GD have offered for your perusal , fabulous cards that will surely inspire you .

So do pop over to the challenge blog , visit the DT blogs and if you have the inclination add an entry we would love to see you there .

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

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Cute and cuddly

Hi there visitors. Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .
This is my first post as a DT member for TTCRD challenge blog

http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/

I do hope that you enjoy my post and like the  two cards I share today . I say two because this week we have two sponsors and I have been given an image from both to create with . Thank you Rick St Dennis and Sparkle and Sprinkle .

Below you will see our sponsors blurb , their prize for this challenge and my card to share .







Rick St. Dennis MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer and instructor for over 45 years. You can find his full Bio here. His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet or Etsy. Inspiration projects from the Rick St. Dennis Elite Design Team can be found on the Sparkle and Glitter blog, or for the darker images on the Airless Chambers blog. Rick also has a personal blog and on Facebook, there is the Rick St.Dennis Digi fans and friends group, where you can showcase your cards and other projects using RSD images to be eligible to win prizes
                                                                                   
                                                                Prize: 2 digital images 
using Giraffii Kawaii 


 
Our products are not only hand-blended, hand-pressed, and hand-packaged in the United States, but our glitters, embossing powders, and flockings are also MANUFACTURED in The United States (not imported).
Sparkle N Sprinkle supports local manufacturers who make quality products using healthy,  environmentally-safe ingredients and fair labor practices. We hope that our loyal customers appreciate our efforts.

Your Quality Crafting Time deserves Quality Products

Prize: $15 Gift Certificate 

https://sparklensprinkle.net/products/gus-fish-whisperer-digital-set-digi871bg 
Pre coloured image 





As always, our challenges are Anything Goes and we love seeing your crafty entries each week however, we must have rules for you to follow to keep it fair and fun for everyone.
  1. Only 2 entries per person
  2. No back linking - all entries must be new and not posted prior to the start of the challenge.
  3. All entries must include a link - back to Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog.

Word Verification Blogs are commented on at the discretion of the Design Team so your awesome project may or may not be commented on.

Thank you  thoughts must go to the other DT members for their inspirational makes that will  surely inspire you to join in . You will find links to their blogs on the side bar of the challenge blog .

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