Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The spirit of Christmas

 Hello there , dear friends . Well here I am trying again to post something . 

I do start but just seem to lose the enthusiasm I begin with . Actually have not done much crafting at all .

I certainly have not sent my usual Christmas cards or messages .For that I am sorry .

So today is all about wishing my family and friends , craft buddies /groups a very Merry Christmas .

Now I know that these wishes are not original but I wish them for you all, most sincerely .

Have a truly special ,safe Christmas ,stay well and enjoy the company of those you love .

And with courage look ahead to what we all pray for ,  a wonderful New Year .

Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.

Thomas S. Monson

Will try again in the new year .

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

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Two cards from Latest gallery of my cards

Another few hours in my craft room has been quite enjoyable .
 Not creating but recording via photos . Before sharing some of my recent makes  I must welcome you all to my room , where I hope that you like what you see .

If you have the time I would really appreciate some encouraging comments which will certainly enthuse my creativity and inspire me to stay on line .As indicated in the previous post I am seriously considering not rejoining facebook . So that my only contact with my crafty pals and like minded visitors will be here on my blog .Having said that I will add also that I will read every comment and visit the blog/site of the writer .

Here are two cards suitable for the male in your life .
The one  with the chess pieces I began with a card base of Basic Black card stock .         
               The background paper is from SU Country Club Designer Series Paper
                On a square of  SU
 Very  Vanilla I stamped an image from the SU set Game ON.
                I then stamped the same image onto scrap Very Vanilla and fussy cut two individual
                 pieces which were added to bottom of card with foam dots .Ink used was Brocade Blue.
               The sentiment under image is from the same set and is inked with SU Cajun Craze
Finished piece was adhered to a Basic Black square leaving a small border .

               SU card stock Chocolate Chip   was used as card base with second card
                A rectangle piece of same card used for an embossed panel over some paper from my                            Kraftyhand scraps
               The image is from a find in Pinterest , while the sentiment is from SU set
                   Itty Bitty Birthdays . The embossing folder is SU Basket Weave Dynamics.

 And this is the inside of first card

Thank you for calling in It has been a pleasure to welcome you .I hope that you are all staying safe and well .

Weather forecast for tonight: dark.

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

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Hell of a couple of months

Hi there visitors,  casual and regular . Welcome to my room . I have missed creating and sharing with you but most of all I have missed visiting your blogs . I have missed also, my design team members ,from TTCRD challenge blog as well as my craft  swap buddies from Card swaps down under and swaps with Sal .
The reason that I have been missing in action on line is that I have been quite unwell with Septic arthritis which affected my ankle . Said ankle  was so swollen I had to have a stay in hospital where Drs. operated to flush out the ankle then drip fed me antibiotics for a few days .When I finished that course I was sent home for hospital care at home , meaning a nurse came everyday .
Thankfully I am on oral antibiotics now and am able to hobble around to continue to care for Hubby .

I am so appreciative of our health care service but even more so of my family and friends who still show concern and care , love and support for myself .
Special mention for Sonny and Rachael .Thank you both  so  much for all the transport to Dr appointments , all the shopping trips , the house cleaning and visits with grandchildren , Noomi and Sophie .

I will never be able to convey what it felt like to hear them joyfully shouting  " hello Nanna B" as they alighted from the car .

Now a new drama has made an impact of my daily life ..Some mongrel has compromised  my
Face book ID and another my credit card .The second event is fixed with a new card on the way .
I don't  think that  I will rejoin Facebook . I am too tired to jump through hoops to prove who I am .

Sandy and Jane have contributed to my well being immensely by continuing to visit for craft afternoons and I thank them for that .

I am so over  2020  now that the "VIRUS " is among us .

But now, having bought you all up to date ,  all that is left to say stay safe stay well .

A new blog post will be up tomorrow with some cards to share

      A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
                     William Makepeace Thackeray  

                     Catch you again soon , cheers for now .

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Cool friends

Hello to you and you and of course you . Thank you for visiting my post .
Please feel free to browse .

I do hope that you and yours are staying safe and well . 

This is my DT post for the anything goes challenge , 

Thanks to the admin team for managing this challenge and all that goes with it . Thanks to the team that shares their projects which they hope inspires you to enter the challenge .
And of course thank you to the sponsors .

This week we have 

Sponsor Beccy's Place

Prize is $10.00AU gift voucher that 
can be redeemed for digital stamps from the online store 

Thanks you to the sponsor for this awesome image and sentiment 

I have used Paper on white card base  from SU stash and some Wink of Stellar on the purse, shoes and necklace .The images are from the set Cool Chicks 

Something to think about..
My thought for today 

               Love begins by taking care of the closest ones
                                                    - the ones at home.
                                                              Mother Teresa  

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

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

A treat

Hello there viewers , welcome to my room .

Thank you for calling in and may  I  encourage you to browse through my posts and leave a kind  word or two in the comment box . I read every one and will return your  visit . 

I do  hope and pray that you are all well and staying safe during this world wide virus .

Time now for me to present my effort for this next anything goes challenge from

Firstly though, I should thank the DT for their brilliant samples  that are sure to enthuse you to join in and share your projects , which could be an ATC or a tag even . 

Our Sponsor....

The prize for the winner is 3 digital stamps form the store.

Thank you to The paper Shelter for sponsoring the challenge this week 

For my card I have used an image from the Tea Time set

Image coloured with SU markers Papers 
 and sentiment freebies with a magazine . 
Added a few bits of SU  bling .

I created a vanilla sponge with chocolate icing and whipped cream filling and extra cream on the side and under the cherry with wink of Stella to make the cream  glisten .

And the inside
The sentiment is from a retired SU stamp set I believe .

We are absolutely thrilled at the number of entries.And the  types and themes of the projects are  so amazingly varied every challenge .
So thank you to all that join in the anything goes challenges from TTCRD 
Will we see your project in this challenge ?

A thought for today 

   You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never            know how soon it will be too late.
                       Ralph Waldo Emerson 

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

Wednesday, April 22, 2020


Hello visitors old and new . Thank you for calling in and welcome to my room .
Hoping that today is a happy one for you and yours .
If you have the time and inclination I would love a visit and a hello in the comment box .
 I always appreciate reading comments and will return the visits .

It is a brisk Autumn day here . I was thinking about how the world and its seasons  just  keeps on  keeping on as though there is nothing wrong . We just have to remember that previous generations have survived events as bad and even worse .  This virus will end and with faith , as long as  we take care , we can come through as better people .Kinder and more appreciative .

Today is a post as a DT member for 

It’s time for another Anything Goes Challenge here at TTCRD
Our Sponsor for this challenge is …

The Colour of Love - Formally Lacy Sunshine

My card to share 

Real Red card base , white card layer and sentiment from Stampin'Up retired set .
Image coloured with Copics

Thank you to our sponsor for the image and sponsorship .
Thanks to the admin group for taking care of the challenge  running smoothly .Lastly thanks to the dream DT for their inspirational projects .

We , of the DT group are always impressed with the variety of entries from so many talented crafters  and I for one am looking forward to what will be on show this week . Will there be something from you this week ? 
                                                                    A thought  for the day

                                 We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

                                                           Ronald Reagan

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

Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Hi there every one .
Welcome to my room where I hope you like my share today as DT for TTCRD our anything goes challenge.....

                         Myself and the others in the  team here at TTCRD hope you are all safe and well. Please stay safe and follow the recommendations.

               Thank you to those of you who entered our last challenge, the Winner and Top 3                                                    will be announced tomorrow 

Thank you also to the teamies for their  inspirational makings shared for  this challenge .
Thanks  to the admin for presenting this challenge 

                            It’s time for another Anything Goes Challenge here at TTCRD.

We have two fantastic sponsors this week…
Prize 2 digital stamps from online shop.

Prize $12 voucher for store.

And on to my card
 Black card base then two shades of grey layers . The back ground paper is a freebie from a magazine

Using Coffee Table and  Perfect Sunday from  Dr Digi's House of Stamps 
Coloured with a mix of copics and SU markers .

I wonder if this scene is being played out in your household ...LOL 

Hope to see you and your entry as either a new comer or a frequent player .

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