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Monday, November 15, 2021

Starting again

 Hello there friends and family . Crafty friends sorry I have not visited since ....forever it seems !

I have been creating with support from Sandy and Jane  , who still join me, at my home ,for

 Thursday  afternoon craft  play time . But no blog posting either .

Tonight though I will endeavor to share some of what I have created lately so if you are here , I do hope that you like my makes  and are inspired . 


Now I must say while my mojo was somewhere else I spent a lot of time browsing Pinterest and over time,  some card designs /ideas inspired my creative juices .

                               


Out of practice with indoor snapping too , me thinks .

Any way if I still have this blogging bug tomorrow night I will post some of my

 Christmas card makes . 

Am hoping that you are all keeping well and safe .Look after each other and

 I will see you here again soon . I will try to visit some blog posts tomorrow and I always leave comments .

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



Friday, August 13, 2021

Let there be music

Hello there and welcome to my room .Thank you for calling in and I hope that you are enthused by my effort to use up all the bit and pieces from freebies included in a magazine . I have found the challenge to be quite a blast as well as a challenge .

Here I am again with another card to share . Again this is created using the freebies from the same magazine as the last two makes . I think this one could be for a teenager or retro card  for an older person .What do you think ? Do you remember the Juke box ? 
 
I cut the piano strip and the background music  from  the paper sheets . all the rest of the images are die cut images popped on with foam dots .



And the inside with some of the free paper 


 Really happy with this one . 
Stay safe and stay well . 

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

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Good Vibes

 Hi there , Visitor . Thanks for calling in  and welcome to my room . Thank you to those  who left kind words on my last post and I will be sure to return the visit soon . 

Well, today Hubby and I had our first Covid vac jab .So far so good with no reaction yet . Not that we are expecting any of course as none of our family or friends have indicated they had problems . Another good thing about today is that the sun  shone for most of it . I also saw some early blossoms on our gopher outing this morning so I am wondering if this a sign of an early Spring? We hope so as we are both so over Winter. 

Tonight I am posting/sharing another card using those magazine freebies . If you would like to see the first card I created using this music themed freebie stamp and paper  ,then just scroll down . Actually this was a very generous freebie as it also contained some topper die cuts too . 

This time my base card is Bermuda Bay with a layer of retired  SU Whisper White trimmed so that there is just a smidgen of a border . Again a smaller piece of fabulous patterned paper from the magazine is the final layer. 


The records are die cuts which I have added over  images of records with foam dots while adhering sentiment and guitar die cuts   flat .



And for the inside I created the sentiment using  three  stamps from the free set .

  Please be here and  on the lookout tomorrow night because I am sure that there will be another  music themed card to share  .How many do you think that I can create by only adding card stock? 

                                       Till then .

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



Saturday, August 7, 2021

Best hit song ever

 Hi there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in . 

I do hope that you are all keeping safe and are well .

Life has been so crazy for quite a while now and I don't know about you but I am finding it

 harder to see  the bright side of things . Don't get me wrong because I really do appreciate 

all that I have .Family and friends ,cyber chats and photos shared . A roof over my head , food 

to eat and a  warm bed to sleep in .

 Just hoping and praying that this virus will leave us sooner rather that later .

Went to a news agency on Friday and bought some craft magazines ,something I have

 not done for  months . I think it was just the kind of therapy I needed .

Most craft magazines have some freebies included . So while I am enthused I am going to see how

 many  cards I can make from one set of freebies. 

Tonight,  a birthday card for a male family member .


 
I began with  a black square card base , added some scrap of  striped DSP from my stash

 then using foam dots I adhered the two images as shown .

For the inside 

The insert consists of a piece of  Daffodil Delight card and a smaller piece of Very Vanilla ,

on which I stamped a greeting from the set of included  freebie stamps . 

So delighted with this gem of a card I think I will find a challenge to enter . 


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






Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Card for a beautiful day .

 




Hello once again and welcome to my blog .  I have been "researching " on Pinterest and viewing U-Tube videos and this card is my take of one video from   Connie Stewart,  https://simplysimplestamping.com/      

    Firstly I layered some DS Paper onto white card base leaving small border. Then  using the label punch set  edge to edge at bottom right, I punched it out and put it to one side . I punched out another label from the white scrap .Closing the card I put some adhesive to the label and carefully placed it  in the aperture so that when I opened the card the label was placed in the right spot on the inside of card . Now , I could have stamped the sentiment on the label first but as I was going to add the flower to front of card I wanted to be sure that the words were not obscured.   




I stamped the 3 petals in green ink to create leaves  onto the white scrap using aqua pen to fill in colour  then punched it out .I stamped the petals again twice  in Black ink onto the red card stock scrap. After punching those out I stamped one of the  petals set with its black centre . I adhered both together with a foam dot  and the completed flower onto the lower petal of the green "leaves" 

                                      


SU punches , SU Stamp set and card stock .

Lastly a small bow from Baker's Twine  from my stash was added using a sticky dot .

         This is the first time that I have tried to use pictures of items used but this effort is so untidy  I realize that I need practice .

                                         

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.

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

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Steady on!

 Hi there , welcome to my blog and thank you for calling in . I do hope that you enjoy the card  that I  share today . May you stay a while and browse  through to other posts , and if you choose to leave a comment I will  appreciate that . Of course I will return the visit .

I don't believe that I have posted this card I created quite a while ago  so here goes .Certainly I apologize if I have done so .



The image was a freebie with a craft magazine and is coloured with copics .

Card base  is Crumb Cake.  I  layered  with another smaller piece after  this layer had a large circle die cut placed  on lower right corner and I sponged round the edges with Brocade Blue ink and then continued to ink all edges of layer .I then removed the die cut circle and stamped the image and sentiment within the shaded area . I then stamped second sentiment in top left corner . Just added some enameled dots for embellishment. 

Thought this might suit for a Father's day card as well as a birthday card for a dog lover .


Hope you like this fun male card .

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



Saturday, June 12, 2021

Just a note

 Hi there . So lovely to see you here and to welcome you to my room . I hope that you are safe and well and are enjoying the holiday  long weekend .

While I am not keen on cold wintry weather , I do appreciate the time I get to spend in my craft room during this time of the year. Once again I thank the visitors who have popped in to see my last  post .Kind  words left in the comment box are all the encouragement and inspiration I need to share another make  . Crafty friends ,I hope that I can call you all my friends , let me know that you have called in and I will endeavour to return the visit . 

Tonight I am sharing another card that  I will make into a kit to share with Sandy and Jane next  week .I think it is quite simple as I grabbed a stamp set that has been on my work bench for a while along with an embossing folder .I hope that you all think that the two compliment each other for this make .




                                            Basic thick white for card base and embossed layer . Embossing folder is SU Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder. The stamp set SU Forever Blossoms is diecut  with Cherry Blossom Dies . The flower sprig is 3D onto scalloped circle of Pineapple Punch card stock .Just a note is from SU stamp set Posted For you . I added some small bling from my stash . I coloured with SU water colour pencils .

May enter this challenge 

I am off now to visit some blogs and to check out pinterest . Enjoy the rest of your day and lets know what you have been up to .Thinking of you all with affection . 

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