Monday, February 12, 2018

The Spirit Of Christmas Wish

Hi there , welcome to my room , where I am supposed to be resting .

gerund or present participle: resting
  1. 1.
    cease work or movement in order to relax, sleep, or recover strength.
    "he needed to rest after the feverish activity"
    synonyms:relax, take a rest, ease up/off, let up, slow down, pause, have/take a break, unbendreposelazeidleloaf, do nothing, take time off, slack off, unwind, recharge one's batteries, be at leisure, take it easy, sit back, sit down, stand down, loungeluxuriatelollslumpflop, put one's feet up, lie down, go to bed, have/take a nap, napcatnapdoze, have/take a siesta, drowsesleep

Monday, January 29, 2018

There are stockings to hang

                          Well, hello there ! Wow,  it is great to see you . Thank you so much for calling in..

I thought today, I would share some Christmas cards for your  perusal . These have been made at the end of last year . Now,  if I am able to, I would love to make a Christmas card a week and post/ share it . I live in hope !!

This first one is for a kit to be shared with my Tuesday craft friends .

Real Red card base .Papers for matte and banners from my stash . Star embellishments from SU . 
The image of stocking is from a retired SU set , stamped twice to be 3D . 
The sentiment is from SU , Christmas Messages.  

These are a few of the last made for 2017 ..


Today is a little cooler than the 44 degrees we had yesterday , thank goodness . I bet my daughter in law,  Rachael, is not sorry that her and family are not still at Roxby Downs where it was 46 degrees . I had to lay down the law about putting on the aircon here as hubby said that it was too expensive to use all day , while I argued that if we did not ,  we would be wasting the money that we spent putting solar panels on .

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. - Meister Eckhart 

May the weather be kind to you .

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

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Flowers make me smile.

Hello craft pals , welcome to my room .
I am absolutely thrilled that you have popped by and hope that you like my share today .

My happy aunt,  I am shocked to see that it was in November that I last blogged .

And, I have been remiss in visiting you all too. So, I must say sorry for that .
I must admit that apart from being time poor a little laziness had crept in too .

Just as well that this blogging and /or card making caper can withstand the lack of attention and it only takes a spark of inspiration to fire up the enthusiasim again .

So share a card today

White card base ,Older SU paper ,MFT die for Smile . 
Flowers and butterfly from my stash. Bling from SU. 
Sentiment from MFT. 

I wonder if there is a challenge that I could enter .
Off to search . 

Most smiles are started by another smile.

Frank A. Clark
Not much of a post this time but hopefully I can do better next time .Off now to make a Christmas card .

Sending a smile to those who long for one and a hug to those who need it .

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

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Vintage Imagine

Hi there , welcome to my room . Thanks so much for calling in .
Warm wishes for a happy day for you and yours .

Very hot here today.  Fans and air con working perfectly .Had a wonderful morning of card making with Fran and Sandy while Hubby dozed in lounge chair . Jatz with  cheese and gerkin and a few sweet plain biscuits and a coffee kept the energy levels up till lunch time at the Forest Avenue deli .

Will share one of the cards made here,  now .

And for the inside .. In case you are wondering ,
the paper clip is just there to hold card open  to show inside ..

Card base of Kraft card was cut from 12x12 kraft pack from SU
Basic Black ink .Image is a clear stamp from Kaisercraft . Sentiments from MFT.
Black pearls from my stash .Bit of sponging from SU ink , Backed Brown Sugar .

               A bee is never as busy as it seems;
                   it's just that it can't buzz any slower

                                                                                                                Kin Hubbard  

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

Monday, November 20, 2017

Just the cake

Hello craft pals , welcome to my room . Thank you so much for calling in .
I do hope that you say hello .

Very hot here so staying indoors where it is a lot cooler . Have finished 3 kits for tomorrow morning so not actually card making but sharing on blog instead .

For this card I have used a pre cut SU card base from SU.
This a Sweet Moments Simply Sent card kit .
Had a few cards left over so using up in a different way to that  suggested .
Front image is from Jim Holtz coloured with copics . The sentiment is from Tasty Trucks , set , SU.

Cake from Big Day set , SU . Circle punches from SU.

Sentiment for inside is from Big Day as well .


This was a pleasant way to pass a hot afternoon .Just hope my girls enjoy making kits this way ..

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away. - Arthur Helps

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

Friday, November 10, 2017

Quite a mix

Hello you all . Welcome to my room .

I suppose you all thought that I had given up creating,  but not so ! Just been time poor .
I still have my wonderful friends Sandy , Fran and Jane call in weekly to see me and craft with me .
Constructing kits for them and caring for my Hubby leaves me with limited computer time though .

Here I am now to share a few cards That I have made .Thank you for calling in and I hope that you like  that which  you find here today .

                                               A Christmas card from SU  Kraft card stock along with Real Red. I used SU circle punches for the sentiment tag . The image  is from SU  set,  Christmas in the Making . The sentiment is from  SU set , Feeling of Christmas . My friends and I could not agree on whether this delightful lady was wearing a dress and pinny / apron or just a dress .I think she has on a crisp , pretty white apron . And using foam dots to adhere her to the  card seemed the way to go .

A child's Birthday card is next with fun  images and a super sentiment from a freebie on a magazine ...what a find !!Green card base and white layer from my SU stash

Some child  will love this hopefully ..

Loved the paper combination of dots and gingham for this one on a white card base .
The party girl is from SU set , In this Together .  Sorry , I have forgotten where the " it's a party' and the streamers came from . Punched out some tiny flowers with a retired SU punch .


Summer seems to be giving us ,  here in Adelaide , a preview of what is to come , pushing Spring to one side . We have a week or so of very hot weather on the way so I may have a little free time in my  room  while hubby rests under a fan .

This is so me!!
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. - Wernher von Braun 

Hope that you have enjoyed your visit as much as I have blogging .

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

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sending love and sympathy

Warm day , sun shining. 
I am thankful for all blessings that I have .
Hello to all visitors , thank you for calling in . 

Today I am sharing a sympathy card .This would have to be the plainest one I have made in recent times. 

 Basic Black card base.   Paper from Black and White Recollections pack .  Sentiment from SU set , Love and Sympathy   .  stamped on Very Vanilla card and punched with SU circle punch and layered onto larger circle . Pearls from my stash to embellish .

PS;   How many of you have done this ? I finished this post and sat looking at the photo , thinking that the paper layer seemed crooked . So I picked card up and noticed that in the top left corner and side still had the double sided tape cover on and was not adhered to card base ...just a senior moment .


That's better . 

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

 Scott Adams 

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