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 .

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

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 –
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 


                                         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!

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

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 .