Sunday, July 7, 2024

Tagging Christmas

Hello to you and you too , thank you for calling in and I  do hope that you let me know that you popped in by leaving a comment . I will enjoy visiting you too . 

Yesterday, Saturday ,was a specially lovely day as Michelle and one of her sons , Ryan, came to visit along with our sons , Danny and Sonny .

It was a cold day but as a  family all warm and fuzzy, we all enjoyed  bringing up old family memories that made us laugh as one . I am, that is we , Doug and I are not getting any younger so seeing absent family is really important to us . I know that we bring up the same memories and relate the same stories every time that we do get together but I wont apoligize for that, as those are memories that keep us going . Some may say that we dont remember some things. We do sometimes , but choose not to spoil the happier times . Any way ,I hope that our family get together was enjoyed by everyone .

I was clearing out one of my craftroom drawers today and found a stash of Christmas tags . I have had these for some time and now thought that they could have another use as card toppers .

I created 4 Christmas cards , using a white card base and a Christmas message adding only a few gems for embellishing 

I adhered the tags with foam dots and as they already had some glitter on them all I added was a gem over the hole that held the ribbon tie and some more for embellishing .I have a stash of Christmas greetings  on hand so chose different ones for each card .

Once again thank you for browsing . I  hope that I have  inspired you to think outside the box when looking for card topper ideas .

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

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Inspiration from tidying my room

 Hi there , thanks for calling in . 

My craft afternoon has been one of the best because it began while attacking a messy desk .

Well, have you ever started to tidy your craft space, only to find that you have unearthed so long forgotten treasures .Images ,cut outs and  little snippets from older magazines and images that you printed out because at the time you thought were just right for a project that you had intended to begin straight away?

Of course you have . As a true crafter / card maker , scrapbooker , thats just what one does .       Isn't it?...........Gee, I hope someone, somewhere said, "of course". 

Any way ..

The paper ,on my messy desk,  had been left over  from a 12"x12" thicker  paper and I trimmed it to create a 12.5cm square card. The floral embellishments came from a freebie sheet  in a magazine pack,while the sentiment came from an ephemera pack from SU."Saying Something" .

You will find those on page 19 in the current  SU catalogue.

I adhered  all the pieces with foam dots . Now , looking at this
 make ,I am wondering if the striped background suits the floral embellishments .
Still , I will leave it because I like it ......
OH and I did add a little Wink of Stella on some of the flowers ..

That is my afternoon crafting session and Blog entry  completed . 

I hope that you have enjoyed the read and can relate to the finding of sweet treasures  on your desk .

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

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Early Christmas card

Hello to you , welcome to my postings .I hope that you will browse the older pages to see the other  CAS cards that I enjoy creating . I appreciate comments left and always return the visit 

I thought that I  would begin my Christmas card makes by using this image saved from a stash of Kraftyhands purchases/ freebies 
 from years ago .

A red card base to begin as a tent fold card. The dotty green layer was cut a bit smaller than card front then it was cut to a triangle shape and adhered to left side of card.The smaller triangle is cut from the other half so it will show back side of D/S paper and added to the bottom of card front .
The image came as a circle shape so I adhered it to some red card scrap and die cut with larger scallop circle die . I then adhered that to the join of triangles with foam dots .
I stamped the sentiment, which is from the SU set , 
Cookie-Cutter Christmas , diecutting it out before adding it ,also with foam dots . I just added a few  self adhesive yellow stars.
The inside will have a layer of the green dotty paper with a white card piece added for the greeting .

  Now that I have begun the few Christmas cards that I need ,I know that I will spend time searching on my favorite blogs for new ideas and inspiration . You will know when I have visited you because I love to leave comments ..

          Catch you again soon , cheers for now, 

Monday, June 10, 2024

New style card

                 Hello and a happy day to you .Thanks for calling in and sharing  part of your  day with me .

            Freezing weather  today but warm inside here as I put the air on early ..did  a quick flick around with the broom and duster and have cleared the sink of breakfast dishes . 

           Now with no guilty concious I can play in my craft room .

           In between these sentences that I am putting together ,  I am  thinking about the card I want to create today . It is June and I have     4 birthday cards to create this month.    

           But the card I am sharing today is not one of them . Rather it is an experiment design I am trying out . The card base is from some scrap green ..not enough for a full  card but 14cm x 14cm. or 51/2 x 51/2 inches .

So on the left side  I  created  a 1 1/4  inch fold .                        

I had some scrap mushroom patterned D/S paper and I used the back side of it {red} on the narrow front panel . I stamped the mushroom house on scrap white and coloured before adding to card front  The sentiment is from my scrap stash .

I cut the rest of that paper 10.2x 13.3cm . and adhered it to the underside of narrow card front .

With some basic white card for the insert I added ,to the right side,  the last piece of paper .I stamped a gnome , free from  a magazine,  on scrap white and coloured it before adding to card .

Wow I hope that my attempt at the recipe is clear and that the photos helped .

I really enjoyed creating this odd shape card and that I used up some scraps .

Let me know how clear  this recipe was for you .

Stay safe , you all , as covid and flu about ...


                Thanks again for calling in ,do hope you enjoyed the time 

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

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Day of Rest

Hello , you all . Thanks for calling in and I hope that you enjoy the browsing . 

Luckily I have a large collection of craft  supplies from my time with Kraftyhands  group and always seem to find just what I need when I need it .

This is one of the images from a pack of  12 Mini Postcards of a bear named James .

Now, I have a male birthday coming up soon and this particular bloke works hard ,plays hard  but would like to relax more . So that is what I will wish for him . A day to lounge around . 

The  days have been sunny and quite pleasant here so hubby and I have been sitting outside in the afternoon sun , watching the traffic and people walking by . Reminds me of the days when I was a youngster walking around the block , saying hello and giving a wave to the old folks sitting on their front veranda. That is us now LOL .

Actually it is Mothers' Day today so I had calls /messages from my children and that made my happy day .

Thanks for calling in ,may your day be Blessed with sunshine too .

                      Catch you again soon , cheers for now .


Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Ahoy there on calm waters

                                      Hello ,welcome to my blog and thank you for calling in .I do hope that you enjoy your visit . I do appreciate comments left and will return the visit . 

I am a creator of mainly CAS cards and I do like to make masculine cards even though they can be tougher to embellish .Do you agree? 

I mean finding a masculine image is fine ..a motor car or bike , a plane or even a garden shed and there are plenty of masculine themed papers in abundance but, it is the background or the embellishing that can be tricky .

Here is a card created today .


The stamp I have had for years , is from Stampin'Up. Basic thick white for the card base and for the image .A blue card layer then more white with a blue striped rectangle topped with the image .

I just sponged some blue ink around the image added the anchor and some blue dots . The sentiment ,from my stash , cut from who remembers where .LOL .I do tend not to throw anything away.

Do hope that you are well and contented and have someone to call a friend . Thanks again for your visit

Entering this challenge 

         Cheers for now , catch you again soon .


Thursday, April 4, 2024

'Just For You ' card


                         Purpose and Meaning 

                            From a book of Lasting Friendship

                    The way you get meaning into your life 

                        is to devote yourself to loving others ,

                         devote yourself to your community around you ,

                         and devote yourself to creating something

                         that gives you purpose and meaning . 

Hello to you and to you .Thanks for calling in. Please let me know that you have popped in by leaving a comment and I will be sure to visit you too .I hope that you enjoy browsing through my posts .

As a full time carer for my hubby I can sometimes go for days without being in my craft room . 

        I am sharing a card made recently to make into a kit to share with friends Sandy and Jane .

     Oh dear, I am sooo out of practice   with adding pictures . But still you can see that it is a simple creation . A tent fold card 11cm x 14.8cm. A white card base. A pretty floral paper cut to size added at the top 11cm .I then added a green 1cm strip under that .

The next bit was a little tricky as I wanted to embossed the last 

4.8 cm  which included the green strip . Luckily I found in my stash a narrow embossing folder of tiny hearts which served me well . I also found a preprinted sentiment circle which I adhered to some scrap green card and punched a larger circle   adding to the card with foam dots .

Well that is it for now as the card will go into my stash . 

Enjoy your day and be happy .

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