Friday, October 6, 2023

Celebrate all that is Vintage

 Hi again today as I present a second posting .I had a break ,prepared and ate a pizza for lunch after sharing  the first card .

While the washing machine was working I visited some blogs to leave comments and checked out some challenges . This is something that I really missed while  my blog was down .

The sun is shining outside but there is very little warmth from it ..roll on Summer .

Now I have a masculine card to share today .One that was made a short while ago to add to my stash


There is a SU  Basic Black card base with a layer of black and white dotty paper .I have added, with liquid glue, 2 car images from my stash .A SU punch used to create  the label for the sentiment .

Thanks for visiting today and I hope that you let me know that you have been so that I can visit you too .

                                 Till next time 

                 Catch you again soon , cheers for now .


WOW things can go right


Hello craft buddies , welcome to my blog where I hope that you like my card today .

Thanks to google I  am back  to my Blog . 

Not hacked just internal error on my part . 

Hello and welcome to my blog post . Thank you to those of you who generously left words of encouragement . And to those who just popped in to view my makes , I do hope that you liked my simple creations .

I must remember to add a link to any challenges that I enter as well .

Now a lot has happened here since my last posting . Hubby , Doug, went into hospital with a ruptured artery in his stomach . Scary , HUH! You bet !! All good now , home again .

Cold and a few showers here today so no going out and time here in my craft room .

Well now onto my make to share today .



A quick card for today as I make sure that my blog really is working ok . I used an unidentified SU card stock for base and a Tropical topper also from SU .Stamped greeting is from Stamp-it.
Will enter this challenge 

I have missed crafting and sharing and am so happy to be back here.
Don't know about you but warmer weather would be appreciated .
I should be able to visit you  and you soon and also join in some challenges , but for today hope that you enjoy browsing my blog .

Catch you again soon , cheers for now 

Monday, September 4, 2023

Two note cards

 Hello visitors , welcome to my blog post . I hope that you and yours are well or if you have been unwell, then  I hope that you are on the improving list .

Today I have 2 cards to share . They are really  simple , quite plain actually . I began both with a SU basic thick white card base with a smaller piece of same thick white  card .

The first card has a sentiment "just a note" from Everyday Messages Stamp set  , while the image is  an old favorite  from Penny Black , called Fragrant Letter  .      The lovely wooden heart  embellishment was a gift from a swap card friend , Karen Chuck .

 I colored flowers  with yellow shades of  Copic  pens  .The letter itself was smooched with water color pencil .  I rubbed the pencil onto a stamp block and added a couple of drops of water then with a wide brush head I picked up the color and smooched the edges of the letter. 

My second share 



                           The  fruit image and the sentiment are  from  a freebie in a magazine along with a matching die. I have colored the pears  with a couple of shades of green Copic pens . I stamped one image direct to the layering  card , the other I stamped on scrap , colored and diecut adding that with foam dots .For this note card I have added a bit of bling to corners .

 I did enjoy creating these two ..I consider this style to be my favorite to make. So I am hoping that you liked  them too .

                                        Till next time .

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

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Birthday Wishes

Hello and welcome. Thank you for calling in .

Hoping that you are all well and are happy in  your endeavors .

Well , the morning was fine again  as we sat in the warmth  at the front of our unit .People were giving us a wave  and chatting .But as clouds rolled in and covered the sun , it got decidedly cooler .We thought that it might have improved .It just did not . Doug said no to me going inside for a lap rug .

So we came inside and while Doug dozed in his chair I checked the mail and set about  crafty blogging   about  what I think is a very beautiful creation  for  a  feminine  friend .


Beginning with  a soft pink card base I added a  smaller , white , embossed layer . I had left 3cm from the base free of embossing for the stamping of sentiment . I forget where it came from . 
Sorry , I am out of practice with keeping track of measurements and products used ..
I used some retired SU ribbon to cover the border of the embossing .I then made a small pink square with a smaller white square for the flowers and a butterfly as a topper which was adhered using foam dots .
Another card for my stash .
If you have made it thus far ,you are very patient . 
Thank you again  for your visit .

Catch you again soon , cheers for now ,

Monday, August 28, 2023

A Real Treat .

                                      Hi there , Welcome .

Happy Monday to all  visitors . Thank you for calling in . 

Thanks to those who viewed last post and left a word or two . 

I hope that you have been enjoying sunny weather today . Doug [hubby] and I have been sitting out the front of our unit just watching the world go by . Other residents have been waving hello to us with some stopping to say hello .Doug is 86 and not in the best of health and I fear that our gopher rides together are a thing of the past .

We often travelled the length of Linear Park from the gorge to the city , having a picnic lunch on the way . Gosh with warm season on the way I am sure the missing will become stronger . 
Life goes on and crafting helps ....

For a  dog lover in our Family I have made a card for an up coming  birthday . I hope he likes it . 

The sentiment , bowl and the cute canine  are  from a SU stamp set ,Pampered Pets . These and  paper from my stash all added to a white card base .I am hoping that the colors , grey and green compliment 
the orange .

If I can find a challenge that this card will suit then I will be back here  to enter it . 
Hey , if you have a suitable challenge ,for me , feel free to let me know in a comment and I will give you a plug . in the mean time I am off to challenge search or is that surf..

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


Sunday, August 27, 2023

Your special day

Well here we go again . Really getting to enjoy visiting  blogs again and commenting . 

Thank you to those who have commented on my last few posts . If I have not already then  I will be visiting you soon . 

 It took a while to get comfortable  into the writing habit  though . As well as that part ,  I have not joined into a challenge for so long that I hope I remember how to use the  linky thing . 

I would like to enter this card in the

The challenge being      Emboss Wet or Dry


I like embossed back ground layers as they seem to highlight the next layer , be it an image alone  or a panel .  I made this card with the purpose of showing that green and blue can go together ..
So it is a green card base with same coloured layer that was embossed with a swirl folder . 
Next , I added a blue panel with a smaller scrap  piece of floral paper . 
Then using layered scallopped dies and a circle punch I added a sentiment found in my stash .
To finish the card I added 3 gold bits of  bling .

Well that is all for today . 
Thank you for calling in .

Cheers for now catch you again soon .

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Two for one .

 Hello and welcome once again to my blog post . Thank you for calling in . 

I really enjoyed making this card because it is a little different . And it was created using ends of papers from my scrap stash . Now once again this was made some time ago so no names of papers . I promise though once I have published cards already made I will endeavour to write a recipe for my new makes . 

Fair warning now ..there are a several  photos of the stages of this creation, the idea of  which I found on Pinterest .

This small card is 8cm x 10.5cm with some beautiful scrap of SU paper . I added some bling to the centre of some of the flowers .

This is the card front or the small card holder and it is just one piece  10.5 x14.8cm. 
Once again paper is from SU .
There is the addition of the corner piece which will hold the small card .

On the back of this I have stamped the greeting which came as a freebie on a magazine ..I think .

The finished  project shows now  all together .
Blue and green do go together  some times . 

As I said ,I really enjoyed creating this . Simply a sweet ,different ,  easy project . I acknowledge that I copied the idea .

I do hope that you found this card interesting and if you make one ,I do hope that you share it too . 

Hope that we have another day like today .it was sunny and Doug and I enjoyed sitting outside for a couple of hours .After lunch two special craft pals of   mine, Sandy and Jane , called in for a cuppa . As Doug was feeling a little better he sat up with us girls and brightly chatted along too . 

Thanks again for calling in . Leave me a word or two and I would love to see what you have been up to and what you have created .

                                        Catch you again soon, cheers for now .