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Saturday, July 14, 2018

The right tools

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

Seems ages since I posted .I do make a start but get called away , do a little more then it is time for meal preparation or some other home duty . Does any one else relate or do you all post in one go? 

The card I share today is one in which I made my own back ground with two blue ink colours.
Thick White card stock SU .  Dapper Denim for matte . Whisper White for back ground layer and sentiment along with the image .
The  back ground stamp , the tool box image and the sentiment are from a freebie stamp set with a magazine .
The stripes stamp is only a quarter the size of the white layer so I inked and stamped it 4 times in light blue the because it is a clear stamp I was able to ink again in darker blue and stamp in between   the light blue lines .Quite effective I thought . 




It is plain but suitable for a masculine card do you think ?


Every art expression is rooted fundamentally in the personality and temperament of the artist.
 Hans Hofmann



Inside too 


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

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Raise your glass

Hi there crafty friends , visitors and maybe family ..Welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in . Hope that you are all having a good day .

Wont mention the weather as it has been pretty ordinary as of late .

Thank goodness it is Friday tomorrow and I get to spend time with a couple of friends , chatting , laughing ,  card making and generally expressing our views on world events .

Today I am sharing another  card which may suit  the male in the family .
I have heard of pink champagne and that's about the extent of my knowledge of the beverage .
So you may guess that I have taken a bit of licence with the colouring here .

                                     

The card base is from Kraft card with layer of Pacific Point which has been embossed .This will show up beautifully if you click on the image .  The embossing folder and set of stamps used were freebies from a magazine . I used a SU punch to add sentiments and copics to colour. I added the images and sentiments with Foam dots . 




 The sentiment and image for the inside were from the free  set as well .

  Hoping that this card is suitable for this challenge

               https://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2018/07/75-male-themed.html
                                                                                                   Collection closes in 13d 5h 21m. 

    

                                                        My thought for today 

                                                        There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. - Edith Wharton

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

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Just for you

Hello there craft buddies . Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .
I do hope that all is well with you and yours .

It was 3 c degrees this morning when I got up then promptly went back to bed . Snuggling back under the blankets on a Sunday morning and listening to the wireless is such a treat . But of course it does make for a late breakfast which really does throw the normal daily  routine right out the window .
Oh well , it is said  that a change is as good as a holiday so I guess I am on holidays today . LOL

Another change today is that  I am sharing two cards here in this post .
Just simple quick cards , I must say .

Firstly , one using an image from an Art pad from LOTV as a topper .
A white card base with a green card layer . Both SU card stock  from my stash .
The tag die and sentiment stamp  are from a free set in a magazine .
The bling from my stash .
                                                           
 
The sentiment ensures that the card can be used for birthday, Mothers' day or get well card .

The second card 

CASED from Lisa's card 
https://lisasstampstudio.com/2018/05/running-circles-around-you.html 
I did use a different sentiment tho..oh and a different flower from the same SU set , 
Love What You Do.
DSP is from paper pack,  Share What You Love .

Now I have just one more card and kit to make for Tuesday. That will be shared another day .

My time is limited but I may find a challenge or two in which to enter one or both of the cards . 
The next trick is to remember to check when said challenge ends ..Ahhh well!! 

Found a challenge to enter 

https://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenge-49.html

My thought for today 

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. - Confucius


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


Friday, June 29, 2018

How DO you wrap a hug?

Hi there . Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .
I do hope that you let me know that you have popped in to read  my post by leaving a few words in the comment box below . I appreciate you taking the  time . I do read all comments and will return the visit asap .

Another cold day in Adelaide with a few late afternoon showers . Now Hubby does not like Winter as he cannot go out on his gopher to give  Twiggy a run in one of the many parks nearby . So he has to content himself with watching a lot of TV or playing games on his computer . For me it is ok as I love being in my craft room either actually making cards or researching on line for card sketches /ideas .I do love Pinterest .

Today I am sharing a rather plain little square card .
An image, A Secret,  from Mo's Digis which I coloured with copics .
The sentiment is one of Penny Black's stamps.
The little butterfly is from a freebie set in a magazine .
The DSP is from my SU stash .
I die cut the image after printing it then stamped the sentiment and butterfly before  colouring and adding to card with foam dots .

                             
 


thought for today 

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. - Albert Schweitzer


Try always to be kind .

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

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Take time out

My room is warm and cosy . Messy and not a lot of walking area but never the less warm and inviting for my cyber friends . Hi there, welcome and  thank you for calling in .
It is only 13 C degrees in Adelaide  as I begin this post .

Today I share a card that is a little out of my comfort zone . For one thing I have some colouring and made a scene with a few die cuts .

The gentleman image is a digi from Mo's digis , called Pigeons and I have coloured with copics .
The grass and fence are MFT dies .The sentiment is from Hero Arts . The cloud die is from Whimsy Shapeology dies .

                                           
 


Not quite as I envisaged but I like the scene . 

Thank you to those who have visited and left kind words on previous posts . 

http://handmadecardswithlove.blogspot.com/

https://kraftykoolkat.blogspot.com/ 

http://daffodil-faitha.blogspot.com/ 

https://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com/  

http://bigblue-sky.blogspot.com/  

http://joy-sandyscreations.blogspot.com/

These are but a few of my craft pal' s  blogs that I  recommend for your perusal . 

My thought for today

If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one. - Cavett Robert

Think about that . Whether you are rising to greet the new day or retiring from a spent day , would you really want to miss it ? 

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


Monday, June 18, 2018

I Seas you....



Brrrr....It is a cold one today !!  We may make 14 degrees C  here today .
I do hope that the weather is kind to you where ever you are .

Thank you for calling in and welcome to my room . I don't get too many comments to my posts so you can be sure that I will visit you too , if I know that you have called in . So please say hello in the comment box ..

My make and kit  today is for my friends Sandy and Jane to hopefully enjoy this week .
This is a new card  fold for me.I was inspired by the card made and posted by Gay Lynn on Pinterest.

 
Now if I were to make this again I would use Very Vanilla card for centre images and the sentiment .
But having said that I do still like this make . 
By The Shore DSP, SU the back side of which is shown in part behind next picture of inside of card .
SU Whisper White card for centre images and sentiment and inside panel. 
SU  Pacific Point card base and backing for images and sentiment .SU dies used .
Images and sentiment  from a freebie set with a magazine .


I took A4 card stock of Pacific Point ,Adhered a 10cm x 14.5 less 2cm to right hand top leaving small border top  and right .
 [C6 ordinary card to be 10.5cm x 15 less 2cm ]
I then embossed a line left side and bottom of what will become insert so that the base of card will be 10.5cm x 15 less 2cm .
I then cut from top left corner of A4 card to bottom right and folded along embossed lines so that the bottom section folded up while the left side folded in .
Now back to the front of card where I adhered DSP . I placed smaller circle just so that the top larger circle can tuck under and thus card can  stay shut .

As you can see this fold technique still gives you two C6 cards from one A4 card .

Tip..Use your bone folder to give crisp folds after lining up folded sides .

Thanks again for calling in and I hope you liked my post .




The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. - John F. Kennedy 

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



Monday, June 11, 2018

A gentleman of old



Hi there craft friends . So thrilled to welcome you to my room and blog post . Thank you for calling in and if you comment then I will know you were here . I will visit you too .

The weather has been cool as of late and poor hubby got caught in the rain one morning whilst riding his gopher .He got caught at the traffic lights while the rain bucketed down and arrived home absolutely drenched .Consequently caught a cold ,which  he gave me some days later .What a pair of misery guts we were . Still , all better now .

Today I would like to share I card made recently ,using card stock from my stash and images from a stamp set free with a magazine .


The sentiment and the  'gentleman of old topper'  is from a CD , Man about Town , from Kraftyhands .
 HELLO to the old gang!

It is 3.30pm here and the night air is closing in , my feet are getting cold and I had better check to see if Doug has his lap rug over his knees . He is currently watching TV through closed eyes . Mind you if I go there and turn TV off , he will be instantly awake and say " I was watching that!!" LOL


                                                    My thought for the day


I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change. - Nicholas Sparks
         

Warm wishes for peace and contentment till next time .

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