Monday, February 28, 2011

In the Pink.

Hello and welcome to my room . Hope that this Monday is  the beginning of a  good  week for you .
Just a little get well card today .
Blushing Bride , Bashful Blue and Whisper White.
Brilliant Blue , Whisper White ink.
Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Word Window Large Punch
Elegant Bouquet embossing folder
I fussy cut the hat ribbon and laid it over first stamping  to add dimension .
The embossed layer has been edged with Whisper White ink and has been  added with foam tape .
For the inside ..

Just added a small tag ,embossed in top corner and edged with Whisper White ink .
This will be added to my gallery at aussiecardsforsale...see side bar for link.
Also entering in Moving Along With the Times challenge' Fashion'
That's it for today
catch you later , cheers for now Shirley-Anne.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

3 Squares

Hello blogging friends , hope all is well with you and yours . Welcome to my room .
Tonight I share a card , created  for Less is More 4th Challenge

In keeping with clean and simple .
                                                Card stock, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black , dsp, SU.
                                                Rub-On transfers.
The centre black square is added with foam tape for dimension . Have not made a DL size card for a while , nor have I used Rub-ons for ages .
Not completely happy with result but won't waste it so off I go to enter it now .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Christmas Joy

Hi there . Welcome to my room . Hope you got some crafting time today.
Wow,  the weather was hot here today ! But cool in my room so was able to make a couple of Christmas cards . Plain and simple style as usual .

All Card,  Stamps , Ink , DSP  and Punches used are SU. Rhinestones from my stash .
Hope you like them .
Catch you later Cheers for now Shirley-Anne.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Spring Smile

Hello , welcome to my room . Hope that you and yours are going to have just the best weekend .
I managed to create a card today for a challenge " Spring" theme for craftysentiments

Now I figured that Spring is like Autumn , an  in between season . Sometimes bright and sunny , sometimes cool not so warm . That's where I drew my inspiration from . The season of Spring itself .

The card base of Very Vanila and the first layer of Crumb Cake represent the mildness of Spring . In contrast,  the yellow dotty designer series paper from the Brights Collection , the bright Melon Mambo and the Whisper White are the hint of the warmth of coming Summer. The jug of flowers is  from the set A Flower For All Seasons. The sentiment is from set Fabulous Phrases. The little daisys at the bottom are from Hero Arts. I embossed the first layer to add texture and added jute to tie the elements together.
hope that you found this card to be worth a visit to my blog . Thank you for calling in .
 Am entering this in the challenge.

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

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Just for you Tag

Hello to you and you and even to you , who have visited often but not left a comment so that I can call on you too. I'd really love for you to let me know of your blog . I do so want to check out your style .
Welcome to my room , where I share my simple creations .
Todays card ..was inspired by  SU
Marina Mist, Poppy Parade, Naturals Ivory, Whisper White   and scraps of DSP
Sets, Elements of Style , Teeny Tiny Sentiments and All a Flutter and En Francais.
Inks, Basic Grey , Poppy Parade
1 !/4" circle punch , Sizzix Big Shot Die Tags
Flower Rhinestones
I cut the Whisper White card just a little smaller than the Poppy Parade piece so I had a nice border and before adhering it , I added 3 even strips  of DSP . I could have just placed the strips onto Poppy Parade but this way seems , to me , to have a neater finish and gives a little " body" to the layer.
I added the decorated tag with foam tape
Hope you like the card .
Catch you a bit later , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Hello my blogging friends . Welcome to my room . Hope that you enjoy your browsing here . Is your week  giving you pleasure ? I hope so.
Todays card is in my usual style ...pretty simple
I love this Poppy Parade card stock as I think it is a really soft red.
And of course my fav stamp type  , Silhouette images  are a feature.
Poppy Parade , Whisper White , Pear Pizzazz card
Real Red, Old Olive  ink
Just believe,  stamp set.
Eyelet Border punch

Well one card down for next Tuesdays workshop..
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne


Blog award.

Always a buzz to receive an award .
Thank you Laura for considering  me and my blog   to be worthy
Thank you Laura.

I recommend a browse through Laura's Blog . Her One layer cards are very Stylish, like the faux postage stamp sets featured in one post. .
Now to things I must do.....
1.Thank the person/persons that shared this award with me and link it back to their blog/blogs.
              And I do thank you Laura ...Hugs .

2.Share seven things about myself.
           I love my family and friends . I am so happy that hubby and I moved into our retirement unit when we did . I love our routine of walking out every morning for coffee . I am constantly amazed I can find anything in my craft room are my friends . I am a hobby demonstrator for Stampin' Up. I love writing and reading .
I hate housework.

3.Pass this award onto seven other bloggers that I have recently discovered.
I have met so many since joining  Less is More Challenge  Blog
  Please check out these blogs , not only are  these ladies great papercrafters but lovely ladies .                

   1. Jane   2 DEBRA
   3. Alizabethy      4. Barbara
   5.  Busy lizzie  6.Pami..
   7, Jose,

7.Leave a comment so they can pass along the recognition!

                  Catch you again soon cheers for now Shirley-Anne

Monday, February 21, 2011

" Less is More" Spring Theme Challenge.

Hi every one . welcome to my room and thank you for popping in. Hope you and yours are well and happy.
My card today is for Less is More  challenge which is to have a  Spring theme.

Clean and simple with plenty of white on show . Would you believe the sun was shining and just as I clicked the camera the breeze moved the branch above me and WOOPS a shadow . Did not notice till I came in to upload . Fiddled with edits but this was the best of a bad lot , sorry .
                                                     Whisper White card base
                                                     Stamp Asian Artistry, SU
                                                     1  1/4"    Circle Punch , SU
                                                     ink, Pink Pirquette, SU
                                                     Markers , Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy, SU
                                                     Sentiment , computer generated own words.
Of to place on linky thing  to enter card .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Just a Blue card.

Hello crafting buddies . Hope that you have had a FANTASTIC weekend . Welcome to my room . I am so far behind making comments it's embarrassing and I am sorry . Will try to add a couple tonight and some more tomorrow afternoon .
A card by accident is one I share tonight .
I used an old stamp recently , a large bow , a lucys stamp . Well I found the Ribbon Border that went with it . I was enthused by the find and honestly this card took maybe 20minutes from thought to creation.
I made it while a crafting buddy was making up the card kits I had prepared .Thanks for your company today Jane .
here is the card .
Dark blue card base.  Light blue card  embossed and trimmed to just smaller than card front .
Whisper White card has  decorative punched border and then  Ribbon Border  stamped in Brocade Blue .I stamped both the border and bow on blue card and  pieced the cut out onto ribbon border on the white card. Added a few rhinestones and rounded the corners before assembling .

Hope you like it .

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

Saturday, February 19, 2011

On my Mind.

Hello blogging friends, welcome to my room . Why is it that time, over weekends , seems  to speed by. Hope you are doing what you love to do with your time .
Quick double quick post today . I have used this layout before in darker colours but this time I wanted something lighter , sunnier and  softer . Have you ever said " you're on my mind " ? Most times when I have said those words , the person in question has been in the forefront of my thoughts but this time,  in this case , I

wanted to show that thoughts of someone can be subtle , fleeting
and sometimes hazy but never the less warm and sincere.

I have used Whisper White as card base and So Safron , SU .
Ink is Summer Sun and I think I could have used a little darker yellow but I did not have So Safron ink so this had to do .
The image is from Pocket Silhouette, while the sentiment is from Upsy Daisy.
Scallop Trim Border punch used for bottom edge , where I placed some rhinestones as embellishment . Ribbon is from my stash .

Just a close up of image and sentiment .
Not very good but you get the idea I hope .
Next time will use something like
 Pumpkin Pie if I have not bought
the So Safron already.

That's it for now . Enjoy your crafting .

EDIT 19.02.11 just a bit later.                 Changed colour of image and sentiment . Gave the sentiment a shadow effect . Ink used was Pumpkin Pie. Used Stamp-a-ma-jig to place new sentiment over first one .

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

Friday, February 18, 2011

Love You

Hello my blogging friends . Hope that you are finding lots of time for crafting . The weekend is well on the way . Is that family time for you?
I would like to make a mention tonight , of a friend of mine, Sandy.  . Sandy has just opened her blog recently to chat and share some of her creations . I encourage you to visit when you have a moment as Sandy shows off her  papercraft skills .
Todays card from me was inspired by a surprise snail mail delivery .  This card came for me today , thank you Jane .The background music and flowers embellishing is beautiful.
I just loved the butterfly .

The element that inspired me was the decorated  partial diecut  as background .
Now my card looks nothing like Jane's , but I did add a half a  topnote .
It's a top fold card of green .
                                                          Card and dsp from SU
                                                         Sentiment , Well Scripted , SU.
                                                         Bow image from Lucy's Stamps .
I punched a 1 3/4" circle from Rose Red  for the sentiment . I created faux stitching in white gell pen around edge of circle then adhered it with foam tape .
The bow was slightly curled before adding with foam tape  as well.
Hope you like it.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

One layer card challenge .

Hi there , welcome to my room .
Hope that where ever you are and whatever you are doing , you are happy .
Had a senior moment yesterday and thought that I had a card for this challenge but luckily I realised  my error and edited my blog and deleted it from the challenge site .
So a quick card this afternoon will hopefully fit all the  requirements .
Week 2 One Layer Challenge

The challenge is a ONE LAYER CARD with the theme of a  FLOWER or a TREE.                
And here is my card .

                                                           Glossy White
                                                             Rose Red ink
                                                                 Floral , SU
I love this stamp image and have normally used it as a background but today I wanted it as a focal point of my card .

To achieve this I created a template as shown . I cut a piece of thin paper the same size as the card front . Then I roughly tore a shape from the paper placing the frame over card and taping it down to bench. I stamped the image over card and then removed template..

Hope this gets me into challenge .
Catch you again soon cheers for now Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Birthday Bash

Good evening every one thanks for popping in . Welcome to my room .
I had a fantastic  morning with 4 bestest friends ever. There were
tears of laughter as we chatted and  teased each other while cardmaking .
 And some of our quick comeback one liners were so funny we must have sounded like  productive chooks in a pen .. I spied Doug shaking his head and grinning several times .

I have used this image recently and along with many silhouette images I just love using  it.

Now I did take this photo outside so I dont know why the glossy White card looks pinky .I will edit later after taking another picture .                                 
                                                        Glossy White card
                                                        Basic Black ink
                                                         Itty Bitty Backgrounds,SU.  Birthday Fancy Notes[ Hero Arts]  
                                                       Dancing , Stamp-it.
                                                      Markers to colour.

I used the Itty Bitty Background as party confetti and had the challenge been two layers I would have used a punch for a disco ball and adhered that to top . As it is there are no other layers on this card . No embellishments used .
Windy as anything here so going out the back to ensure everything secure .
                                            Catch you again soon . Cheers for now , ShirleyAnne.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Embossing a die cut

Good evening folks . I hope that you have had the most wonderful of weekends .
Welcome to my room ,I'm glad of your company .

When my Mojo leaves me from time to time I find  browsing through my favourite craft magazines. So this afternoon when I came to my room I was prepared to lose myself in the latest  Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft mag. Was inspired !
 Using the idea /layout on ,page 42, designed by Emily McQueen I energetically set out creating another card for my workshop on Tuesday.
Here is the result , hope you like it .
                                                  Designer Series Paper , Sweet Slumber Specialty for card.
                                                             Old Olive and Whisper White card
                                                            Swirl embossing folder , Oval punch , SU.
                                                             SU Sizzix Beautiful Butterflys
                                                            Sentiment ,Trendy Trees.Real Red Marker.
                                                           White ribbon from stash . Glue dot
                                                              Martha Stewart border punch
                                                            SU Jewels Basic Rhinestones. 

I cut a strip from DSP and punched edge and adhered to card front with foam tape.
I made bow and used glue dot to place on strip . After diecutting the butterfly I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the swirl folder and adhered that with foam tape as well, embellishing with some rhinestones . Then, stamped the sentiment punching it out and using doublesided tape to adhere.
Was quite happy with it's simplisity so my day ended happily .
Hope you like it too.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne.


Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Sweet Day

Hello every one , thank you for visiting . Hope that you are getting a bit of craft time . Welcome to my room where,  I hope you see this card I share today as worthy of your time .
Have been a little of colour the last two days but with antibiotics I should be bouncing back to 100% in a few days. Have been sleeping a lot and crafting less . But have managed this

                                                  retired Glorious Green , Whisper White and Crumb  Cake
                                                              DSP from Woodland Walk pkt.
                                                               SU ribbon 
                                                               Brads from my stash
                                                               image   Every Moment.
                                                               Ink , Basic grey 
                                               SU Originals Circles#2 Diecut,  and Top Note .           
                                                              Sentiment from Crazy for Cupcakes
I love stamp images  where you can just use a portion of said image using a punch .
Hope you like the card .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Christmas card challenge for 2011.

Hello everyone , boy I am late tonight . Hope that you have all had a most productive day in craft.
Welcome to my room . Just a quick post , sharing another Christmas card . This one is number 5 . I was really grateful that I started last years early because as circumstances turned out I would have been sending shop bought ones ...great intake of breath + shock horror!

Before I share my card though , I will give some great news flash ........DRUM ROLL PLEASE
Shirley-Anne  [thats me ] is going to give a little candy to one of her  blogging friends who joins the challenge to make 50 Christmas cards by 1st December . I am hoping that Robyn joins in as she made some fantastic Christmas cards last year . I do believe that there is one at least on her blog already. Please check my side bar for candy photo asap . To be in the running for little candy all you have to do is 
1.create a new  Christmas card ,
2  post it on your blog along with a link to my blog  ,
3 then place the link to that post in a comment on my blog .
This only the first notice. I will place another post about the challenge, in a while as a reminder  when I take photo of candy to add to  my side bar.
OOPs this was going to be short post ...HA!     Any way here's the card .

Brilliant Blue , Whisper White, DSP , SU
Brilliant Blue ink,SU
Embossing folder.
lge Star Punch, 13/4 Circle Punch ,     Scallop Trim Border Punch   SU
stamps set Christmas Classics SU
Hope you like this one . Sorry so long winded tonight .
catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne.

Monday, February 7, 2011

embossing scraps

Hello blogging friends, welcome to my room . Hope that you and yours are well . Doug is doing  better. I have to think about tying a bell to his walker as he is now able to get himself out of his lounge chair and hobble off with out me seeing him .
Just a quick card today . I have so many scrappy bits on my desk AGAIN ...[ still,] So I decided on embossing 6.5cm squares and layering them onto a 14cm square card of Tangerine Tango.
I embossed swirl on 3 squares  and floral embossed the other . I diecut  two circles and layered them . The image in Pumpkin Pie ink on Whisper White card is from set Animal Stories , SU.
Just love tools of  craft , trouble is they are a bit like exercise machines . One can buy them and not use them to their fullest potential .
Ladies here for craft tomorrow so best go and set up the table to save time in the morning .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne .

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Black , White and Pink

Hello and welcome to my room . Are you well and enjoying your craft time ? I hope so .
Well here we are,  the first week of February gone ! And so much has happened already this year.
I can't wait for Michelle to get home and send us news of the state of their home . Hope that all is sound.
Hope that you like the card I share tonight .
Whisper White , Basic black card stock
Regal Rose , Basic Black inks.
Sentiment , Well Scripted SU.  Gifts, Stamp-It
Little daisys , Hero Arts.
Black rhinestones from my stash.

Over at the challege is  , 
Week 1 Colour Challenge Pink, Black and White
Now this is right up my alley, clean and simple so I'll enter this  card . But win or not,  I hope you like it .
Now off to do just that then some overdue commenting . 
                  Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Two Christmas Cards today to share.

Good evening everyone , welcome to my room . Hope that your weekend is off to a great start. Anything planned that you can share? It is cooler here today so I was in the back yard cleaning verandah from leaves and decobwebbing . I use lots of surface spray and a long broom .
Have made two more Christmas cards in the style that I  enjoy. Simple and fun .

All card and DSP is SU.
A Holly Jolly Christmas, SU
Gifted, SU
embossing folder ,
Scallop oval punch SU
Star buttons from stash .
Entering these on Craftymess,  in a group on here , The Christmas Club.
Hope you like these .
Catch you again soon, cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Bird and buttons

Hello every one . Welcome to my room . Yawn.........Oh no sorry it's not you , it's me . I think everything is catching up with me and it is very humid and hot here today . I feel flat!!
Still I did manage a card after lunch and I share it now . I think it reflects how I feel because it is not a very bright card .
                                                                                            Card and DSP SU
                                                                                 Two-step Bird extra large  punch,
                                                                                 Sizzlits Die, Buttons#5
                                                                                  Soft Suede ink,
                                                                                   Jim Holtz Styled labels diecut .
                                                                                     Image,   Kaszazz 
                                                                                          Jute from stash .
I cut the label first then inked the image . I placed the label over a part of the inked image hoping it would fit nicely inside it [ the label]  and was pleased with the result .
Thanks for calling in to see me , catch you again soon . Cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sending a smile

Hello blogging friends , welcome to my room . Hope that you are all well and safe. There are  so many pockets of strife around the world, as in,  revolutions,conflicts, floods , freezing weather  and cyclones  not to mention our own mortal frailities , that I feel truly blessed and really grateful that I am healthy , happy and HOME.
I'm not sure if this just because I am " older " or what .
But, anyway to my point.. recently I made a card ...
specifically to give away . Tonight I have chosen someone who Annmaree mentioned on her posting . I have left a comment on Annmaree's blog to let her know[ just so you know it's truly so] and I have emailed the person organising the passing on of cards .
If you go to Annmaree's blog you can read about all the details
I will make another card  to give away ,  and will post here soon .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-anne.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

News of Michelle .

Hello my   blogging and card making  friends . Just an update on Michelle and her family .
The last time , about 1 1/2 hours ago , they were about 40 ks from Rockhampton . I believe that they would have arrived by now and settled for night .

This map will show you what Michelle and her family are fleeing .
Michelle has a craft friend at Mackay , Karen . Karen gave  so much help and stayed in contact with Michelle and Doug and I thank her for that .
So far they are safe and we give thanks to God  for that .
Will pass on news as it comes in . thank you all ... And the good news is that Michelle just rang ,
they are in Rockhampton safe and will probably stay  till clear to go home .
Hearing her voice calmed our worst fears .Thank you all for your thoughts , prayers and comments .
I'll be back tomorow in my craft room , so till then cheers for now Shirley-Anne

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

No card tonight

Hi there every one . No card tonight and my room is closed .
I have been chatting to Michelle , our Daughter .
Her followers of her blog might like to know that she along with her family are on the road , evacuating their beautiful home .
Her Dad and I are extremely stressed about their safety . Cyclone on one hand , floods on the other .
Hope that they stay safe .
Catch you again soon  cheers for now and may be better news tomorrow , Shirley-Anne .