Thursday, September 30, 2010

Another Watercolour Piece. " Sharing Dawn"

Hello everyone , hope that you are all well and life is good for you. Thank you for popping in to see me .Please take a moment to say hello so I know where to visit you too.
I enjoyed playing with watercolour pencils recently and carried on experimenting again with some silhouette stamp images .
Silhouette Sentiments , Elements of Style, Just Believe, were the sets used to make this dawn scene. I had intended to only use one bird image but noticed that there was a small smudge under the first stamping so decided to place another twig and bird near so that the moment was being shared . And that decided the sentiment for the card . Did it work , do you think ?
Once the water paper had dried and I had created the scene I adhered it to black card stock which I trimmed to leave a small border on three sides and a wider one at bottom to allow for tag with sentiment . I placed a narrow  black ribbon over join .
I would like to enter this in My Inner Reflection Case Study Challenge .
See all the details here..
I was inspired by the sentiment on Sue's card . Now while the muse had a bunch of bright flowers and Sue, a single sunny  Dafodil I wanted to use Flora in a different light . I hope it meets the theme criteria .
In any event I'd love to share it .
Catch you again soon , cheers Shirley-anne.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Get Sketchy Card Challenge

This is getting to be a habit ! I think blogging and entering challenges is addictive ..Hi every one , this is my second post  for today but it will be a quick entry cause I am not sure when the cutoff date is for this challenge .
To see some fine examples and the sketch to use for the challenge click here.
In the meantime here's my entry .
Apart from the Prima Flowers and the rhinestones from my stash , all ingredients are from SU
Hope that I have made it in time .
Cheers for now Shirley-Anne

A Water Colour background

Hi there everyone . Thanks for popping in . Hope that you are happily crafting .
This is the first time that I have used my watercolour pencils for a background. And I would like to enter it into a challenge of that theme by
Sorry about picture . I did not think about that when I created light background .
I used SU Watercolour Pencils,  an Aqua pen and SU Water Colour paper. The grass images and sentiment inked in Soft Suede,  is from set, Just Believe , while the butterfly is from set  , Every Moment. I adhered this to Kraft card , leaving small border then onto Chocolate Chip card base.
Am entering this creation into challenge , details of which are here .
There are some great previews shared here and tutorials .
Hope you like my card.
Catch you again soon, cheers for now Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Christmas Popups

Hello , welcome to my room . Hope that you are all well and finding time for a little crafting /browsing.
Last night I made two popup cards in Christmas theme . These will make my tally 42. Robyn set a challenge to create 50 Christmas cards by 1st December and she has made  21 and shares them on her blog .

Both card bases are from  SU Glossy White . This first one has sentiment  and holly from set , Christmas Classics on the front. Real Red ink and  markers were used to colour.

And the insert popup has the tree from same set. The tub is from A 'Judith' stamp inked with Chocolate Chip.

 For the background on   inserts of both cards I stamped the star from this set , cut it out ,placed it on white insert and sponged over it randomly with Baja Breeze ink , sponging  edges of insert with this ink as well.
My second card to share is..still using this set . But I only inked the baubles from the sentiment to stamp twice on front. I then sponged around them with Summer Sun ink. The sentiment here was punched out with SU Modern Label  x-large punch then edges sponged with Baja Breeze

This time, for the insert,  I used baubles from set  Contempo Christmas, inked in Real Red.
These were then punched out with SU Ornament Extra Large punch.

Loved the way these turned out . Hope that you like them too.
This second card I am entering into a sketch challenge by ...  Just Add Ink .  Amazing creations  here and well worth a visit.
Catch you again soon and cheers for now  Shirley-Anne.

Monday, September 27, 2010

A great day wish.

Hi there and welcome to my room . Hope that you are all well.
I don't know where Spring has gone but it is back to being cold here in Adelaide today . Thank you to all who sent wishes for Happy Anniversary to myself and MWH. Just made me feel as though I belonged to a large happy family ..
Today , being Monday , it is time to place a card to share on, click  Michelle's Make it Monday 
Here is mine for this week .
This card is made with some retired DSP from SU. So glad I bought a few pks before too late
The greeting from Every Day Messages from Stampendous was inked in Soft Suede, on blue scrap from stash . I am sorry I can't name flower images as they were given to me  by  Sandy . I adhered them all to blue card  leaving small border,  placed two on card front with third image mounted on foam tape and 3D in middle of  and overlapping 1st two .
And because the inside is patterned I used a topnote diecut by Big Shot for any sentiment I will add later .
Hope that you like it . Now if you have a little creation , be it scrapbooking , altered thingys , Tags,  ATCs or any thing at all that you have the right to share then come on please do . You can check out the rest of
Michelle's  Blog while you are there
                                                           Catch you again soon , cheers Shirley-Anne

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Warmest Wishes

Hello , glad that you could call in . Welcome to my room .
Our Wedding Anniversary today . Have enjoyed a beautiful Breakfast at one of our favourite restaurants this morning and a quiet drive around our city beach side roads . A fine morning so there were  many  walking on beaches with dogs and or children running around .
Just a quick post to share card which  I made last night . It is actually going to be a sympathy card for a male   friend here in our village .
Doug, MWH, picked it before looking through  others in  my stash of Sympathy cards , saying " that's nice" . Now I am not sure whether he liked it or just did not want to look at others . Sigh....
I used a new colour from SU , River Rock, for card base . Using another piece just  smaller than card front , I stamped corner floral spray , " Hippy Girl Collection"  from Kaisercraft. Ink used was Soft Suede. The sentiment is from Stamp-It.
I sponged around the edges  before adhering to card front with foam tape .
Hope that you like it . Catch you again soon , cheers Shirley-Anne.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

#2 Sarah Hurley Challenge

Hi there again ..this is fun ! Welcome again today , to my room . This is my second posting for today and as heading implies , I have entered into another of Sarah Hurley's Challenges . This time it is Challenge 9
,Polka Dots and Circles . [ just scraping in by the skin of my teeth or the blade of my cutter] ..LOL is the place to find the details .

Again I have used Chocolate Chip as card base with SU dsp as mat . I placed  a dotty brown rectangle onto floral paper and fussy cut 2  flowers  and stem just enough to slip rectangle under .
I wrapped ribbon  behind floral dsp and over rectangle  before adding  lighter coloured dot tag with music circle with foam SU dimensials. Then I added the bow.
Apart from the Challenges , there are some motivational creations shared and it is definately worth a visit .
 Now don't forget this is my second post for today so please scroll down to see my other entry .
Hope you like these cards today . Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne.

A Sarah Hurley Challenge

Hello and welcome to my room , where I hope that you will enjoy the visit and maybe find some thing/ idea to take away for your next project.
Since I have two weeks break from making kits I have found some challenges that I feel I can enter with my simple creations without feeling too pressured . Here is one for Sarah Hurley 's Challenge 10 . AUTUMN
Without any fanfare here is my card

I used Chocolate Chip for card base with mat of  SU dsp. Two rectangles of Chocolate Chip and More Mustard as centre focal point and a tag from Graphic45 Botanical Collections . Extra used is a SU Rhinestone Fire Circle Brad.
Now to find out what else I must do to enter . You still have a little time to enter as you can see even a 10 minute card can be entered .
Check out the blog for details
Hope that saw something that inspired you to do a little craft today .
Catch you again soon , cheers Shirley-Anne.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Challenge for

Hooray , the sun is shining beautifully today . Adelaide is basking in Spring sunshine . Life is good .
Hello everyone , I hope the day is just as beautiful where ever you are .
Welcome to my room .
Today I share with you a card I am entering into a challenge from 
and to see details click
"So onto our project for the next week. Your 'To Do' to enter this challenge is to cross at least THREE things off the list and put them on your card/project."
This an excerpt from the blog.

1. Two different patterned papers
                                                         2. A button (or more)
                                                       3. Glitter
                                                       4. A key
                                                       5. A vintage image
                                                        6. Some leaves
                                                       7. A new technique
                                                        8. Embossing , heat  or dry.
From this list I chose  1.. two different dsp
                                 2.   Buttons
                                  3.  A vintage image
                                  4  embossing , dry.
SU Handsome Hunter was used for card base . Patterned paper, lace  and bows are from my old stash . I used  Perfect Polka dot embossing folder,  top note diecut and  Buttons #5 dies with Big Shot .
Vintage image is from graphic45" Sweetheart of Mine" .
Hope that I  have met all that I needed to in order to qualify for entry .
I felt that spring influence when creating this . Hope that you like it .
Catch you later , cheers for now Shirley-Anne.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dedicated to friends

Hi there you all . Hope every thing is Honkey Dorey in your world . A sure sign of better weather here as Doug  gophered and I walked for our coffee this morning . It is still overcast but no sign of rain so we took a chance . And as I love walking , it was so good to get out in the fresh air .
This morning I really want to thank Ally for the beautiful book mark she sent to me as a swap
I do love lavender and all shades of purple so this suits me to a tee. I really love the punched edging here as well.
Next a huge thank you to Annmaree at
for the little cute images she sent recently . I have shared  them here  on two Christmas cards .  Will add them to my Christmas card  challenge number . This began with Robyn at  setting the challenge to make 50 Christmas cards by 1st December.
You find my creations under the label here , Christmas wishes .

And close ups of  images  from Annmaree .

If only we could  get the whole world into papercrafting , it would be a much kinder place , I am sure .
Thank you for visiting my blog and I'll catch you again soon . Cheers Shirley-Anne.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Friend to Friend with music and flower.

Hello there . Hope that you are all well and found some time to enjoy some crafting today . Be it stamping or sticking or blog browsing or reading craft magazines  or even buying some much needed supplies. I love shopping . But I love creating cards more!
Now I am sorry that this is another card with the music sheet from new DSP Newsprint. But it is only a little on show .

All ingredients are from SU except for the Rhinestones and ribbon  from my stash . The sentiment is from set Pocket Silhouettes.
I actually diecut three topnotes , trimmed and  layered music sheet and  green gingham onto main topnote . I had punched three circles in gingham  piece to expose some of the music. Added an Old Olive panel with brown gingham ribbon attatched .
Not sure about this one yet . Will leave it on shelf to consider it for a day or two . Did not quite turn out as I had pictured it .
Any way , what do you think?
Catch you again soon , cheers shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Just a challenge

Hi again . Wow this does not happen often . This is my second posting for the night. So please,  don't stop here . When you have checked this card out please scroll down and see my earler posting . It's a vintage style and I think,  worth a look.

I created this card for a challenge on
It is for a Sympathy card . Now I just have to see what other things I have to comply with to be eligible .
Hope you like it too.
Don't forget this is my second posting today  so if you have an extra minute check out the earlier post.  
Catch you again soon , cheers Shirley-anne.

Musical note.

Hello , welcome to my room . Sunshine today in Adelaide. Had a few girls together for craft today but now we have school break of two weeks .  So hopefully I can find some spare time to create some vintage cards as something different and may be even find a challenge that I can take part in .

First card to share in that style is this one . Hope you like it .

Using dsp music sheet  from new pack , Newsprint. I used Certainly Celery as card base . I had a piece of dsp as negative from diecut scallop oval so place that over piece of music paper and laid that onto more dsp . Added a butterfly , flowers and Basics Pearls  from stash . The flower centres are Ice Circle Rhinestones from SU.
The sentiment is from Everyday Messages Stamp Set  from Stampendous.
Loved this so am hoping my vintage mojo stays with me .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now  Shirley-anne.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Musical Birthday Wish

Hello there, welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in and I hope that you enjoy the visit.
Fran,one of my card  making friends,   asked for a sample of using new dsp from , Newsprint.
Here is one ,  a 10 minute card I have just completed .

All ingredients are from SU with Chocolate Chip being card base. 
Now I have no idea what the music is but the title seems, to me . to indicate that it is bold and loud , which would be ok for male card.
Now if someone could tell me what the music is,  i'll know what scrapbook page it would suit. So if some kind visitor would let me know , that would be great!
Short posting today . Catch you again soon , cheers Shirley-Anne.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Eat cake

Hello everyone. Welcome to my  room . The days are getting longer but the sun is not yet stronger, so still low temperatures here . Where ever you are,  here's hoping that you are high and dry and as comfy as you can be.
I had a wonderful Sunday afternoon with a couple of craft friends making cards . I had the wireless going in the background and we were singing along and there was even a jig or two ....well a hip  swivel of sorts ..when we stood to stamp. But generally lots of laughter . Thanks for the company ladies.
Any way to my card for the day . One  using another of the inchies from set , Cute by the Inch.

The card base is from White Gloss . I punched 9x  1 1/4" squares  from dsp and laid them in centre  with small gap between each. on the bottom one I 3D  added the stamped  cup cake image. I had cut this out
leaving a small  wavy white border .

I then doodled a freehand rough border around the lot,  leaving space at the top  for the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments inked  in Chocolate Chip
Hope you like this card . I love the inchies set  and just know I'll be using it again .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-anne.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pretty Silhouette

Hello and welcome to my room . Hope your day has been a pleasant one .
I had a great afternoon with a  gathering of papercrafters at my friend , Kay's home . Thank you for sharing , Kay.
Today my card , another Christmas card , is made with one of my favourite type of images .
The set used is , Welcome Christmas,  and the image is a silhouette type.
Isnt that family scene just the message you want to convey with the sentiment being the perfect accompaniment?
Whisper White , Old Olive and Real Red  cardstock and Real Red , Old Olive  inks along with the white pen came together for this simple  card. Once again I used the example shown in our new catty to preview this set .
I stamped the sentiment twice , once in red and once in green then I cut the Season's Greetings centre from the green image and 3D it over the red one, while the lot is 3D over Real Red strip.
And the red strip behind the sentiment is  card stock with white lines along edges.
Hop that you like the card , my number 38th  Christmas card.
Catch you again soon , cheers Shirley-anne

Friday, September 17, 2010

new Cute by the Inch

Friday , weekend coming up! Oh Boy time is marching on and I have not even started my Tuesday's card kits yet . Still it is not life threatening . It will get done though . I love the rush .
How is everyone today ? Well , I hope. Thanks for  including  me in your blog browsing time .
An easy  little card is next with products from my stash .
The image is from set Cute by the Inch.  And while I had this image inked , I tried it with some of my other punches to see how it fitted in them.

I think these small images have enormous potential and I look forward to using them in a variety of ways .
So off to try . Catch you again soon. Cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Thursday, September 16, 2010

ATC to share

Hello everyone . Thank you for calling in . Hope that your day has been filled with love and affection.
My afternoon was spent with a dear friend , stamping , sharing tips hints and ideas. Thanks Kay . We are both hobby Stampin'Up demonstrators who enjoy each others company .
I'm sharing the Spring like  ATC she had given me . It was for a Paper Piecing Swap. It is so bright and I love it .
My card for today is using new set , Just Believe.
The card base is the new Pear Pizzazz, with a mat of dsp from Simply Scrappin' set, Love Birds .
I stamped circle  images on Whisper White then punched out using SU circle punch . Inks used are Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride. Markers used for sentiment and label. 
Added bird image in Basic Black from set Silhouette Sentiments. 
Circles are added flat while tag and sentiment is 3D.
Love the new colours that I have so far. 
Hope you enjoyed your visit , catch you again soon . 
Cheers Shirley-Anne 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Hello and welcome to my room . Another cold day , just right for crafting in Adelaide .
I have another Christmas card to share . This one again from the new set from Stampin'Up , A Holly Jolly Christmas .
Background  paper  from Jolly Holly DSP on Real Red card base . Image stamped in Basic Black ink on
 Whisper White which was diecut with  one of Nellie's multi frames. I just sponged the edges with Real Red ink and added some rhinestones on swirls .
Clean and simple as I like to do .
Hope that you like the card , today.
Catch you again soon cheers Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Still Autumn tones

Hi there . I'm thrilled that you are visiting and I will  be even more so If you leave a comment and your link so I can return the favour. I love blog browsing .
Tonight I have made a card with lots of scrappy bits . I hope that they all go together .
Some Taffeta Ribbon , flowers, tag, vintage paper and some mesh ribbon . The only recent product are the rhinestone brads from SU .
Big day at workshop today ..lots of fun and laughter .Thank you for your company today girls .
Then Doug and I did huge shop so now I am ready to close shop here .
Hope that you checked out other of my  posts  while you were here, if you are a new visitor.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Happy Birthday

Hello there and welcome to my room . A beautiful day in Adelaide today . Maybe Spring has arrived!
Hope life is all good for you and yours where ever you are.
Thank you for taking the time to pop in .
I was on my last kit this morning , on the last sheet of DSP . And I broke my own rule ...that is to check measurement before actually making the cut . I needed 8 pieces 9x 10.5 cm but I cut the last two 9 x 10 cm ...uuuugghh ! They wont go to waste but it meant that I had find another different  2 sheets of same patterned paper ...easy enough , I have lots .Then I had to find different coloured ribbon because fist lot did not match really . So enough is the final resulting card .

Sentiment is from  new set , Engraved Greetings, inked in Chocolate Chip .
It is similar to previous card on last post using same flower so, one will be for Sunday and the other for Tuesday workshop.
Quick, clean and  simple. Again. 
Will add this to Michelle's  ' Make it  Monday ' share spot.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now  Shirley-anne.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Special Something

Hello and welcome to my room . It has been a glorious day in Adelaide but another cold night on the way .
I hope that you enjoyed your day and are looking foward to the week ahead. 
Went to a  friend's 70th Birthday lunch today and although Doug had not seen a few of the guests since school days they all seemed to have vivid memories to relate about his teenage years.
Not having known my Husband  till  very much later , I had an entertaining afternoon , I might tell you . 
I do have a card to share , hoping you like it .

A very plain card that turned out better than I had hoped . I had wanted to create something with no layers. Hope this qualifies .
Whisper White and Bashful Blue card stock . Markers to colour.
Stamp sets , Garden Whimsy , The Nicest Things and Live, Laugh,Love.
The flower was cut out and adhered to circle from diecut  Originals Circles#2   to make embellishment .

Something I love doing is mixing and matching different images from different stamp sets  to create . This makes a few sets  in number go so much further . 
Thank you for calling in . Catch you again soon .
Cheers Shirley-Anne. 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Believe to see.

Hello and welcome to my room . Hope that all is well with you and yours. Have you had a great start to the weekend ? I managed to make one card today which I may use for  Sunday workshop . I have taken the layout from the new catalogue pages .
I love this new set , Just Believe . I have used Old Olive as card base with a mat of Certainly Celery. I used Old Olive ink for sentiment on Naturals Ivory , and Pumpkin Pie for Floral image . And to finish some ribbon from my stash.
Might add this to Michelle's , Make It Monday Party .
Clean and simple  , just as I like them .
Hope you like it too.
Dont forget to check my side bar for details on how to share your creation on Michelle's blog.
And after that why not visit Sue, for the chance to win candy?

Catch you again soon . Have a wonderful Sunday .
Cheers Shirley-anne

Friday, September 10, 2010

Jolly Christmas

Hello , welcome to my room . Very quiet here today with home duties being the order of the day . So very late making it into my room and a bit later posting . . Still making kits for Tuesday using the Christmas set , A Holly Jolly Christmas.

Cardstock for this one , Pacific Point , Whisper White , Pumpkin Pie and dsp. Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie  ink . Scallop oval punch Top Note Dies.
     This one is my fav for day . Handsome Hunter card base with Whisper White, Rose Red and Sage Shadow . Wide ribbon  and gold brads   from stash. I used  1 3/4" circle punched mat   for  image in Rose Red ink.
Good news for the day is that my Son  and his family have made it safely to Michelle's and now I hope that the weather will be kind while they are there . I am sure that there will be lots of tears and laughter tonight as they recount some childhood memories. Have a wonderful time you lot .
I will add these two  Christmas cards to my tally and I must check with Robyn and Sue 's blogs to see how they are progressing . Check my side bar for their links as there are many amazing creations on show in each.
Catch you all again soon , thank you for calling in . Take a moment to leave a comment so I can visit you too. Cheers for now Shirley-Anne.      

Thursday, September 9, 2010

For you

Hello  , how are you tonight ? All enjoying a little crafting , I hope .
Welcome to my room . Tonight I share with you an ATC sent by Annmaree as a swap to me . Thanks Annmaree.   Annmaree has some more on if you would like to visit her link .
And now for a card I made while off line recently .

Chocolate Chip and Old Olive are a great combination , I think .  With a little Whisper White thrown in . Sets used ,  For You Flower and Perfect Punches.  Retired dsp SU.
Punches used Fancy Flower x-large, 1 3/8th" Circle and Oval Large .
A simple card for a workshop.
Hope you like it . Catch you again soon . Cheers Shirley-Anne

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

hedge-word puzzle wishes

Here we are again . Hello there and welcome to my room . Hope that you and yours   are well . If you have someone near and dear on the sick list then I send to you the warmest wishes for a happier  day .
I am getting a small collection now of Penny Black stamps . Loving them too!
This one , hedge-word, is a fun way to send your Birthday wishes .
Colouring is not my forte so cant wait for Michelle to visit and teach me to use Copics..
Inside the card I have stamped one of the hedge hogs and cut  it  out and placed near  a computer generated sentiment .

Sorry about poor pictures , only have scanner at present . But you get the idea hopefully .
So happy to be back . If I have missed  visiting any one , I am sorry but will endeavour to do so real soon.
Catch you later cheers Shirley-Anne.

Edit...Have placed this posting onto Michelle's " Make It Monday Linky Party" . Recommend a visit to find links to other sites you may not have visited before. Click on picture link on my side bar  to go there .
Cheers again , Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Missed you all so much !

Wow, this is the longest time that I have been “ offline”
Hello everyone , sorry I have been a no show for a few nights . My internet connection had left me !
So , happily , I welcome you back to my room . I have missed you all .
Truthfully though , I have missed chatting with Michelle 100x more.
 Now firstly I am sorry that I have not commented on blogs , welcomed new follower or made  my candy draw , because of server outage. Hopefully by the end of my posting tonight I will have  drawn  the winner .

Tonight I have two Christmas cards to share with you .

Using the set A Holly Jolly Christmas
All products used are from  SU.
The base card for first card is Pacific point and the second is [ looks black in photo ] Handsome Hunter .
Oh boy I think  I am jinxed camera wont work!!
I have made the draw , well hubby did with me clicking away before I realised camera not working ..
ok so enough moaning , 
The Winner is Annmaree . Congrats Annmaree please email  your address so I can post candy to you asap. 
Thank you all for visiting and sorry to those who did not win but I will give another candy later in the year .
Now I am off to visit all I can tonight and catch up with all my comments .
Catch you all again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Wherever you go, and a surprise

This post will stay on top until Saturday 4th September , please scroll down for recent postings.
     Sorry, this will be for Australian participation only
Hi there and welcome to my room . Hope that you and yours are well and happy . Hope too , that you enjoy that which I share tonight. If you do and you would like to see more of this style from me then leave a comment to that effect . But , if , after browsing past and current creations  , you think that you would rather see some  more of others in my  labels then let your comments reflect that too.
Got this card layout idea from someone who signed on back of swap as ,' mybugandi'.

Cardstock used.. Naturals Ivory, Pink Pirouette,Baja Breeze
Stamps ..Penny Black , 'Day Dreams ' and Asian Artistry.
inks.. Soft Suede, Pixie Pink, Basic Brown and Old Olive
Ribbon , lace and pearls from stash .
Are you still with me?
I 'm not going to ask you to follow my blog  because I would really love to think that you like my creations enough to want to.
Are you guessing what I am up to?
Sorry Michelle , you cannot join in ! But I will be asking you to pick a comment while you are here.
OK OK ! Now you have guessed for sure .
I am going to give away some goodies to someone who leaves a comment on this posting . To be in the running all you have to do is
1. Leave a comment as per my request above  at beginning of post .
 2. Let others know that you visit my blog by placing this picture  and link on your side bar.
Now,  this candy consists of  A Simply Sent Card Elements Kit " Flower Power",
Punches Three stamp set,
a paper pack , Patterns Pack 11
a container of rhinestones brads, Ice Circles.
This is open for Australian viewers  and comments from  within Australia . Sorry , may be next time I will make it world wide . There will a draw on Saturday 4th September.
Hope that you join in and come back again soon .
Catch you later, cheers Shirley-Anne

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Blue Bird in the pink

Hello and welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in and I hope you enjoy your visit .
I have a swap card from a friend Ally to share with you today , so before I post my card , here it is .
I love the arrangement of image and swirls , oops sorry I just noticed that  the bow turned around a bit and has covered Happy Birthday sentiment on the tag . Thanks Ally for bundle of extras included .
Today I had a spell from workshop cards and decided to create what I think is a pretty card .

 Using Pink Pirouette card stock for card base and top layer and
centre tag , pink ribbon, brads  and flower I decided to add a little colour with blue bird  from set, Asian Artistry.
The embossing was created with Big Shot and textured Impressions folder.

I then carried on the theme in pink for the inside of  the card.

Really happy with my break from workshop cards today . Hope that you like this card too.
Catch you again  soon , cheers Shirley-Anne .

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Thank You

Hello everyone. Welcome to my room . Hope  you have had a pleasant day.  The sun was a no show today in Adealaide again  and it is going to be a very cold night. Roll on warmer Spring weather.
Still good crafting times though.
So to todays card . This one is taken from an example in our new catalogue .

I really thought that this was a clever way to showcase a whole stamp set . Thank You Kindly was the set .I have used Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and  Baja Breeze ink.
The leaves  from set Pocket Silhouettes.
Just a tip ..I used the 1/4" circle punch to make a half circle to sit the ribbon over

I have used this before in thicker ribbon as it does make it easier / flatter when folding ribbon over and adhering the panel onto card front.

In this case I have used white taffeta ribbon and I like the way it seems a neater finish for me.
I made a separate bow and fixed onto ribbon strip.
Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the sentiments was a necessity.
Hope you enjoyed your visit tonight and the card . Thank you for calling in .
Catch you again soon , cheers Shirley-Anne