Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Hello everyone. Hope that you have had a wonderful day . Thank you for calling in once more.
I have made another vintage card after finding some more Graphic 45 papers in my stash .

Sorry still not good at photos . Used camera and under light too.
More practice needed.
Image is Paris Socialite from Stamps Happen .
It was inked in brown and coloured with chalks , dry and wet. and blue marker for earings , rings and buttons . The Whisper White card with the image was then sponged with Peach Parfait and Summer Sun .
The flowers are from my stash .
Wish I could add more elements to give interest .
What do you think I could have added , if anything?
Enjoy the rest of your night then.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne. 

Monday, November 29, 2010

New York Socialite

Hi there , welcome to my room , where it is 12.25 am . Thank you for visiting .
Just finished my kits for Tuesday and felt like making a vintage card  for a change. I just could not put it down till  finished .

Here I used a selection of papers from Papermania. The image , New York Socialite from Stamps Happen is inked in Soft Suede on Naturals Ivory card. I only coloured the ribbon on her hat with a marker ,  used a pearl from Kaiser for her earing and made a spray of flowers from my stash tied with scrap of ribbon as embelishment.

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

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Time to Bloom

Well, here it is.. the end of  another  week . Hope that it has been a good one for you and that you and yours are well.  Thank you once more for calling in . I do so enjoy your company .
Tonights card turned out just as I imagined it at the beginning so am very happy with it . I do hope you like it .
I began with card base of Old Olive .  I created  faux stitching in white gel pen on panel of Rose Red  for the first layer. I stamped { two step} flower and stem from set Cottage Garden in inks , Rose Red and Kiwi Kiss, on Naturals Ivory card and layered that on Pumpkin pie card . The sentiment inked in  Pumpkin Pie is from retired set Bella's Bloom.
This time I used scraps of ribbon from stash to finish.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne

Friday, November 26, 2010

Friend to Friend

Hi there, welcome to my room . What a pleasant day it was in Adelaide today. Hope that your day was just as you like it . Thank you for spending some time with me .
I was browsing through a past SU catalogue and found a card that tickled my fancy so here is my take on it .

I have tons of small strips of card stock and really need to use it up so this card which I will use in kit for Tuesday ladies will deplete the pile a little . Sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments inked in creamy Caramel.
               Catch you again soon , cheers Shirley-Anne

Thursday, November 25, 2010

one layer

Hi there everyone. Welcome to my room . Hope that all is right in your world today .
Turned out to be a very pleasant day here in Adelaide so Doug and I enjoyed our lunch in one of the little garden areas in Hampstead Rehab Centre . I was hoping to get some colour into his face as hospital pale is not very becoming !

Sue   recently shared  a " one layer card" which inspired me to use my favourite tree stamps.
 I think sometimes this style packs a punch .

Tree from set , lovely as a Tree. Old Olive ink used , while Always Artichoke Marker used for line and sentiment , which came from Teeny  Tiny Sentiments . All on a Whisper White card.
That's it for tonight .
Thanks Robyn have browsed the suggested blog found this link and found this card

Trees and Birds from Jennifer      I loved the scene and the tree. So I have entered my card in her challenge .  
Catch you again soon cheers for now Shirley-anne

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Every Moment

Hello and welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in . Hope that you are all well and crafting heaps .
Not quite so late tonight , thank goodness.
Tonight's card is a little change from my usual and I hope that you like it .
I have used a ruler with a scallop blade for the card edges . The front of the card is narrower than the back . But I have made the green insert normal size so that you can see a small edge when card closed .
Very Vanilla card base with a small panel of SU DSP and an oval diecut with Big Shot to start.  The flower and sentiment is from set , Every Moment, inked in Basic Brown and coloured with SU  Markers and white gel pen. I then finished with some bling.
Loved the sentiment .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, November 22, 2010

For a friend

Hello everyone . Welcome to my room . Hope that the new week has pleasant surprises for you.
 Now here I am again starting a card one day and finishing the next ...I can't believe that it is so late . It seems as though my mojo kicks in at about 11.00 o'clock.
You might guess that this is going to be a short posting .
I began this card at 11.00 and finished at 12.00 .

I began with Chocolate Chip card base  and two SU  DSP, Some mesh ribbon and Chocolate Chip ribbon .
The image from SU set Friends Never Fade is inked in Chocolate Chip.
Looks better in RL . I am happy with it . Hope you like it too. Thanks for popping in .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's Your Day

Hello , Hello ! What mischief  have you been up to today ? Any thing you can share?  No??
Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in. I am sooo late tonight's nearly tomorrow already.
I was taken for a ride last Tuesday by my crafty [ he he] friends and   shouted lunch , then to a beautiful craft shop called Paper Flourish . I don't know what I have done to deserve such dear friends .
Any way I found some Diecuts and embossing folders and some Silhouette stamps  from Stamp-it , all of which I needed so desperately...NOT!! Thank you Fran and Sandy.
So here is the card for today.

Began with Marina Mist card base. Dsp from Elegant Soiree, while images were inked in Basic Grey.
Sentiment is from set , On your Birthday, on Whisper White and punched out with Curly Label Extra Large . I used Scallop Edge Punch on card under image .
Another of my simple , quick cards.
Hope you liked it .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Final Christmas cards

Hi there everyone, welcome to my room . Are your Christmas cards all ready to post? Did you make your own little tags for those gifts ? Are mine...did I ....NO!!          Next year.
Hope that you are all well and still managing to have some craft time .
Today I was able to make these two Christmas cards and I think that will be my 50 for Robyn's challenge to make 50 by 1st December. PHEW!

SU card stock and DSP   were  used for  cards . Stamp sets are A wish for Peace and Christ is Born for the first card , while Perfect Punches set  ,  the scallop Circle Punch and 13/8" Circle Punch were used on second card. 
I have enjoyed creating each and every one of the 50 Christmas cards so thank you to Robyn for setting the challenge . See my side bar for her link to see her amazing cards too.
Hope you like the cards tonight , thanks for calling by.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thank you sincerely

Hello and welcome to my room . Hope that your week is progressing happily for you.
I took our little dog, Jacki, in to see Doug today . I did ask first if I could take her to a garden area for Doug to see her but staff said that I could take her to his room . Well I arrived before he had finished his rehab session and waited in his room with Jacki. The look  of joy on his face when he was wheeled in was priceless.
I have made a thank you card for the staff at the Royal Adelaide Hospital stroke ward and plan to make up a lolly box to hand deliver as soon as possible .

it is gate fold card in Pumkin Pie textured card stock. Thank you sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments set. Card is a Sizzix Die cut .as are the flowers , which were finished with 1/2 pearls for centres.
It really is only a small way to show appreciation of the care given by wonderful men and women who choose to be nurses.
Thank you for popping in to see me , catch you again soon . Cheers Shirley-Anne.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Get well Wishes

Hello one and all. Welcome to my room . This last  week has been has been one of troughs and peaks with Doug but thankfully finished on a high . Doug has been accepted for Hampstead Rehab centre which is about 15 minute drive from home so visiting will be easy . He will be transferred as soon as a bed becomes available.
For R & R I have returned to card group on Tuesday morning and here is a card for next week . Oh , golly it is this week , today being Sunday ...I can't tell you how often I forget which day it is .
Blast... I did mean to tell you, firstly  that I had a surprise gift from Monica , in the form of a blog award . Certainly made my day . See my side bar for the link to her blog which is full of  her lovely creations and links to the charities she supports.
And now to my card .
I love these Silhouette sets .
Sets used here are, Just Believe and Teeny Tiny Sentiments inked in Old Olive . SU card stock and embossing folder .
Blog seems to be slow loading tonight so will give it a rest but hope I can continue visiting YOUR blog tomorrow night .
Catch you then , cheers Shirley-anne.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Christmas trio

Another week flies away!  Hello every one, welcome to my room. I  hope that you enjoyed the week that passed .
Thank you everyone for the warm wishes and the welcome letters in the mail for Doug and myself .
I have taken so long to make these three Christmas cards as I have been all day every day beside Doug , in hospital, whilst he is recovering .

Will have to check my tally for Christmas cards . These are created with SU supplies with embossing folders, ribbon  and  rhinestones from my stash .
Sets used  are Christmas Greetings, Christmas Classics, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Dasher and Teeny Tiny Senriments.
Sorry I have not been to see blogs and your wonderful creations and certainly I have been slow with comments but  I promise I will be back as soon as I can .
     Thank you for popping in , catch you again soon . Cheers for now Shirley-anne.