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

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Sweet Wrapped Bouquet

 From a Book of Lasting Friendship.

 '' Any day is sunny 

That's brightened with a smile ...

Any friendship blossoms

if it's tended to with style . ''

     Hi there , welcome to my room . 

Sorry that I am out of practice with taking photos of cards .

 But for now am sharing a card that  I have made for an afternoon with like minded friends. 

Here I have used a card base of SU thick Basic White in the usual C6 size with a slightly smaller layer of the same card stock . This layer has been embossed with a wavelike embossing folder before adhereing to card front . I had a scrap of brown checked card  about 5cm x12cm which I punched both ends with tag punch then cut in the mddle ,adjusting each side to to fit the embossed layer . I stamped the wrapped flowers from stamp set , Wrapped Bouquet , onto white card and diecut after colouring .

I adhered these with foam dots .

The little tag and sentiment are from the same set  . Nice touch I thought .

 Then I just added  some bling . 

A sweet card that could be for almost any occasion .

Now, I hope that this post has found you well and I thank you for the visit . Any comments will be appreciated and it will mean that  I  can  return the visit .

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

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.