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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Friendship card

Hello there craft pals . Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .I do hope that you say hello and maybe let me know what you think of my card today

It is freezing here in Adelaide right now just 13 degrees so my mojo has frozen . I am tapping into my usual avenues of mojo inspiring /awakening like new SU stamp and die sets and pinterest , along with other SU demonstrator blogs .You would think I should hit on something that would get the craft juices flowing .

I have been playing with new stamp and die set , To A Wild Rose .

Here is the card .Please stay with me here because I would love some input from you  about the white edge around the die cut .

 


In the top image you can see the white edge of the flowers because I stamped onto white card .But for the leaves I used green card stock 

 

Here is a photo of two spare flower  die cut images where I have inked the white edge .In your opinion would these have looked better on my card ? 
Second opinion on the stamping now ..
The flower on the right is inked Regal Rose ink and outlined with Primrose Petals ink .
The flower on the left is inked  same but outlined with Black ink .Both flowers I like . 

Of course this quandary  would not be here had the back ground been light coloured or white . 

It's very important to surround yourself 
with people you can learn from.


 Reba McEntire

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

Friday, June 14, 2019

A card within a card

Hello there. Long time since I have blogged and have I  missed sharing my cards and visiting blogs  to see what you have been up to .

  So here we are ..welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .

  My caring role has been taking up a bit more of my time lately and I notice that I have been rushing through my card making when ever I had a few moments spare . I am sure that many of you would know how  mistakes are made when you rush through the steps of card making .and stamping .

 Tonight I will share how I saved a card .

 I began with Basic Black card stock base, 14cm square  . I die cut a circle apeture in the front of card . I then used Whiper White card stock for a Square 13.5cm card which I adhered to the inside  back of black card with its side fold to the outside edge . Using the same sized circle die I cut a circle from Bird Ballard DSP and adhered it to the closed white card . The way I did this so that the image was in the right position is as follows I closed  the black card , placed the die cut paper, bird image up, inside the apeture and glued  the DSP  down .



I then cut a 13.5cm square of the striped  DSP  for the front of black card . I used the next sized  
die to cut a slightly larger circle then adhered it to card front . To ensure that the circles cut were aligned as required I temporally added the DSP to front of card , opened the card and using a pencil
drew a line around the apeture onto the back of the DSP  , then taking the DSP off the black card front I die cut the larger circle 
using the circle I had drawn as a guide  . Thus I had a small border of black card around the birds .


After opening the white card as shown ,  and closing black card , I stamped a sentiment through the apeture , Happy Birthday . 
Now here is where I began rushing to complete card and I dropped the inked  stamp. As you can see in picture below it landed ink down and left a blemish .



There is a craft saying ...There are no mistakes in card making   only opportunities for embellishing 
In this instance I fussy cut a single bird from the DSP and placed it over the offending smudge .



And so my card is complete . It is an unusual fold


I have left the front bare till later .


                          It is a long post and I am out of practice with tutorials so if you have made it to the end , I do hope that you like the card .

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Bear and present

Hello to you and to you as visitors  to my blog . Welcome to my post today as I share my card .I hope that you like it and the image which is one from our sponsor for this challenge .Teddy bear #2
And of course I hope that you will pop over to the challenge blog .
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213102120013154&set=oa.176466306553125&type=3&theater



All card stock and paper from my craft stash and I coloured with copics .
The sentiment is from a sentiment from a free stamp set with a magazine .

Thank you to the sponsor

Image may contain: one or more people, flower and text


Image may contain: 1 person, text and closeup

The challenge is now open
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/

But first a message from Admin  .Gentle Reminder!
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 and share your creation . We would love to see you here 

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A sponsor acknowledgement


Hello there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .
In my previous post as DT member for TTCRD challenges I acknowledged that the sponsor for that week was Stix2anything  and because their  supplies were not received before DT post was due  I created a card from my own craft stash .
But I did say that when goodies arrived I would use these or at least some of,  in another post . here is a reminder of that kind sponsor .


So now I can share my creation . My Just For You card .

 
Sponsors Products used 
Stix2Anything 3D foam squares to add die cut buttons for dimension .


                                                           
Was worried that when I sharpened this pencil that the " special lead?" would either mash or break but it did neither .This is a great tool ! I found that if you are heavy handed when poking the pencil onto small gem it does not work as well as when you just dab point onto said gem .just a quick light dab worked a treat and gem was on and stayed on pencil .I used The Silicone Adhesive   this time for these small glass gems .
 


Once again thanks to the sponsor Stix2Anything for the products sent to me .

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

                                               

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

stix2 anything is sponsor

Hi there my craft buddies and visitors , welcome to my room . I do hope that you like what I share today in my DT  post for TTCRD and the new challenge which started today 

All materials used are from my stash of SU card and paper and flower punch . The topper is from Project Life Journal Cards

 
The sponsor for this weeks challenge is 

No photo description available.


Stix2 is based in the UK and supply amazing products to the Craft, Hobby, Scrapbooking & Stationery Market
We have 100’s of different types of adhesives, tapes, glues, PVA’s, hot glue, foam pads…. To suit everyone’s preference.
And then we have a whole host of ancillary products to go with them, you can see the full range – www.stix2.co.uk
Based in the North East of England we supply to craft shops around the world, making many of our products on our premises 

Prize is .....a sponsor's picked prize package . 


Here is a photo of samples of their products



Do call back here soon as I will post soon  some of my makes using these items 

Now i do hope that you can join in the challenge this week, because I for one, am looking forward to seeing your creation . Thank you if you are a regular entrant , We never know what your next creation will be . 

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

You are Pawsome




Hi craft pals

                   Thank you for calling in . I do hope that you say hello and if you like my card , leave a few words in the comment box .


                  You are a human being and are allowed to be imperfect, 
                     and you are allowed to be flawed. 
                  There is a lot of beauty in your imperfections, in your uniqueness.

                          Ileana D'Cruz 

          My make for this weeks challenge using our sponsors image 

https://www.stamponit.net/qkr-stampede/dog-with-bone-digital-stamp-q-digi8202?mfp=path%2Cdigi-images%2F1f-theme%2Canimals&page=3 

  
                    





http://www.stamponit.net/

                                         Prize: 3 Digis 

 Stamp On It had it's humble beginnings in Holland MI 25+ years ago.... started out as a "home" business, soon became a storefront on the north side of Holland, grew to a 2nd store front in Grand Rapids, before closing the Holland store and enlarging the Grand Rapids one! We began doing small craft shows years ago, slowly adding rubber stamp conventions to our schedule, expanding to almost full time shows on the road before making the decision in the fall of 2009 to either close or sell the store. Before we were able to close the store, one of our employees voiced her desire to purchase the store! Long story short, we "sealed" the deal by the end of 2009 and became pretty much full-time rubber stamp convention vendors on the road. With the addition of a RV and new trailer we hit the road and attended 35 shows in 2010! In December of 2010, we traded in our first RV for a larger unit and in June, traded in our 16 ft. cargo trailer for a 20 footer capable of hauling more goodies to shows! By 2013 we traded in our 2nd RV and now travel a bit more comfortably in a 40 ft diesel RV equipped for the long hauls and our trailer has also grown to 26 ft. It has been a great adventure so far and we thoroughly enjoy the travels, conventions, and home-schooling. Please check our convention schedule to see when we will be in your "neck-of-the-woods" in 2017! Hope to see you soon... The RV Gang, Sam, Deb, Jesse, and Talia 


And the admin's blurb 
                                       


Anything Goes” Challenge.

Just a quick reminder that the winner of this challenge will be offered the chance to be a Guest DT in a later challenge. 

So you don't miss any future challenges and winner announcements, a "Follow by Email" link has been added to the side bar!

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. 
 Thank you for your understanding!

I for one really enjoy visiting my number of entries . There is always something to admire about a shared hand made project . So I do hope that I see yours this week .

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












Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Don't worry , be happy

Hi there crafty pals . Welcome to my room . If you are a new visitor please feel free to browse through my earlier posts . Do let me know in the comment box that you have been and I will return the visit . In any event , thank you for the visit and I hope that you saw some thing that whetted your crafty taste .


                           Smile, it's free therapy.

                                                        Douglas Horton 
My share for this 



The new weekly ATG challenge is up and running . Thanks to the DT who provided  inspirational samples to inspire you  this week . Hope we see you here too . 
Thanks to this weeks sponsor ......I could not get an image from our sponsor as I was a late DT inclusion  so I used my own SU stamp set .





The Project Bin was started because its founder, Denise Storck (a long-time stamper and paper-crafter), couldn't find a stamp that said "You are awesome sauce", so she decided to make her own!  One thing led to another, and now her small business fills a niche in the card making industry for unique word art sentiments in the highest quality photopolymer clear stamps, made in the U.S.A.                     

Prize: $15 Gift Certificate 

Admin's message 

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!

REMINDERS:
If you are interested in becoming a Designer or Guest Designer for Through the Craft Room Door, please click on the DT Call tab above for more information or contact me at TTCRD1@gmail.com.





There you go now the rest is up to you to share with us . Come on , it is easy to join in and you have the DT samples to inspire you . Don't forget it is any thing goes . 

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


           

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Puss in garden

Hello visitors , welcome to my blog post . Thank you for calling in .
I do hope that you enjoy browsing here today

Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.

                           Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


 This is  my latest  post and contribution to Through The Craftroom Door Challenge group .
I do thank all the admin staff for the help and their dedication to their positions in the group . The grassroots of the group are the designers who week after week come up with beautiful creations for not only the sponsors but you the viewers and challenge participants .I thank each of them for their company .
And  I thank the challenge entries that I had the pleasure to visit to leave a comment . I am  totally inspired by the variety of projects shared and was impressed by those who were regular participants .

Now onto my card for this challenge

 


SU card stock . Chocolate Chip, Whisper White , and some green from my stash 
Pre-Coloured Animals Image 275 from Sponsor 
Flower from my stash 
Sentiment from retired SU  set . 
Thank you to our sponsor this week .


PRIZE: 3 digis used by team


     

Admin says .....
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!

REMINDERS:
  • The March/April issue of Through the Craft Room Door is scheduled for released on March 5, 2019. Submission are being accepted through February 20, 2019. Please check out the Magazine submissions tab above for more information regarding requirements or contact me atTTCRDmag1@gmail.com.
  • If you are interested in subscribing please click on the Subscription tab above for more information
  • If you are interested in becoming a Designer or Guest Designer for Through the Craft Room Door, please click on the DT Call tab above for more information or contact me at TTCRD1@gmail.com.


As always, our challenges are Anything Goes and we love seeing your entries each week.

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

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Bloomin' sweet



Hi there, welcome to my room and my blog post . Thank you for calling in .Please do say hello so that I can repay the visit .
It has been extremely hot in Adelaide for quite a while so not much crafting happening so making a DT card was a welcome distraction  .Hope you like it




Here , I have used  free images from our sponsor
SU Peekaboo card stock for base , Whisper White for layer and image .
Copics used for colouring
I used an embossing folder , corrugated dynamic textured , for back layer for something different .
Embellishments from SU stash .


                                                      Never get a mime talking. He won't stop.

                                                                   Marcel Marceau



                                             
PRIZE: $20 Store Credit 

 Newton's Nook Designs is made up of a husband and wife team located in Southern Wisconsin. Their goal is to provide you with unique and whimsical stamp designs and products that are fun to use and make you smile! Jen illustrates and designs all of the products and Jeff does the behind the scenes essentials! Their company is named after Newton, their sweet orange tabby cat, who is also the inspiration for their adorable cat themed designs! Find out more about them and view their whole product line at https://www.newtonsnookdesigns.com 
And a word from the admin team ........

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!

REMINDERS:
  • The March/April issue of Through the Craft Room Door is scheduled for released on March 5, 2019. Submission are being accepted through February 20, 2019. Please check out the Magazine submissions tab above for more information regarding requirements or contact me atTTCRDmag1@gmail.com.
  • If you are interested in subscribing please click on the Subscription tab above for more information
  • If you are interested in becoming a Designer or Guest Designer for Through the Craft Room Door, please click on the DT Call tab above for more information or contact me at TTCRD1@gmail.com
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Once again  entries were amazing last week and some were quite inspiring .I really enjoy seeing other ideas , card designs and the different products used . I do hope that I see some thing from you next time .

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

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Coffee and friends

   
Hello there , welcome to my room . I do hope that you enjoy the visit and like what I am sharing today .
 Extremely hot as this goes to post .
The new challenge from  http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/ , Through The Craft Room Door , is up and running so I do hope that we get to see your make this time .

              The world of reality has its limits;
                  the world of imagination is boundless.

                   
                             Jean-Jacques Rousseau 

I really enjoyed working on this card in particular because as I was making this tag I wanted to add a gold border . I remembered a Gold Leaf Pen that I  purchased quite a while ago  had never been used so luckily I found it and it worked a treat .
Thanks to the sponsor 
   
   free image from sponsor STAMPlorations (Designed by Shery Russ)
 Coffee and Roses Collage 
Paper from my 
SU stash 
Black card base , White tag .Coloured image with copics 
3D the cup and one flower then just the cup . 
sentiment from SU stamp set . Tag edged with gold leafing pen .
added three red punched hearts as embellishments       









Here is a short blurb about my company: 
****
California-based STAMPlorations™ is owned and managed by husband-and-wife team, David & Shery Russ. We offer clear stamps, stencils, thin metal dies, and coloring pages for stampers, card makers, scrapbookers, mixed media artists, and all other kinds of crafters. All of our products are proudly made in the USA. Our clear stamps are made from the finest photopolymer resin. Through our stamp line, we hope to encourage crafters of all ages and experience levels to "Stamp with all your ART!". New products are added every month.  

PRIZE: $25 coupon code to be applied towards products in the store (excludes shipping).
Admin reminders

 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!

REMINDERS
  • The January-February issue of Through the Craft Room Door is now available in the Subscribers Only Area of the Website. If you are interested in subscribing please click on the Subscription tab above for more information.
  • If you are interested in being published, submissions for the March-April issue are being accepted through February 20th. Please check out the Magazine submissions tab above for more information regarding requirements or contact me at TTCRDmag1@gmail.com.
  • If you are interested in becoming a Designer or Guest Designer for Through the Craft Room Door, please click on the DT Call tab above for more information or contact me at TTCRD1@gmail.com 

                              Will I see your project in this challenge ? I hope so !

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

All geared up .

     Hi there craft friends and visitors . Thank you so much for calling in .
I hope that you enjoy my post today as I share another card
for my   http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/    DT effort .

Firstly I share my thought for today


                 It is not death that a man should fear,
                   but he should fear never beginning to live.

                                Marcus Aurelius

I have used the Stampin'Up set and dies combo , Geared Up Garage , and coloured with copics
along with paper from my stash .Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla card stock used




 Thank you to our sponsor for this week
 

                    https://www.stix2.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/Stix2Anything/   

Stix2 is based in the UK and supply amazing products to the Craft, Hobby, Scrapbooking & Stationery Market
We have 100’s of different types of adhesives, tapes, glues, PVA’s, hot glue, foam pads…. To suit everyone’s preference.
And then we have  a whole host of ancilliary products to go with them, you can see the full range – www.stix2.co.uk
Based in the North East of England we supply to craft shops around the world, making many of our products on our premises 

Prize

Admin reminders 

  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!

REMINDERS
  • The January-February issue of Through the Craft Room Door is now available in the Subscribers Only Area of the Website. If you are interested in subscribing please click on the Subscription tab above for more information.
  • If you are interested in being published, submissions for the March-April issue are being accepted through February 20th. Please check out the Magazine submissions tab above for more information regarding requirements or contact me at TTCRDmag1@gmail.com.
  • If you are interested in becoming a Designer or Guest Designer for Through the Craft Room Door, please click on the DT Call tab above for more information or contact me at TTCRD1@gmail.com 

Looking forward to seeing your project . Do share , we would love to see you in the challenge .

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