Thursday, March 31, 2011

Stamp on loan...

Hi there blogging friends . Another glorious Autumn day here in Adelaide . Hope it was or is as beautiful where ever you are .
At the last workshop one of my friends asked me to demonstrate to her a way to use a stamp she had trouble creating with . So I have made this ..

The stamp that Fran gave me to try is the script image , Imprint, The Rubber Stamp Shop.
I stamped it on River Rock card with Basic Grey ink. Inked edges with Creamy Caramel. After I had inked script I placed  punched oval card on top and then River Rock card and brayered over to get even pressure .
This left a nice oval frame for the Natural Ivory oval with image . I stamped a swirl in Old Olive over script near oval and then added flowers , lace and butterfly .
Layered that on Always Artichoke card. I used two small corner pieces of Naturals Ivory to define edges and adhered all to striped dsp with foam tape . All on base card of Old Olive .
Hope this gives my friend Fran an idea or inspiration for her 'Imprint ' stamp.
Do you think it a reasonable card to show off her stamp?
                                Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Two for one

Hello blogging friends , welcome to my room .Hope that your week is passing pleasantly.
Today I have been at my desk only an hour or so but I did have fun making an ATC to add to my new gallery album at
The ATC card is one from a pack of Urban lily's
I have added an image from webster's pages..Your Life. And a rub  on " Sharing "
I also made a card which is to be used as a note card .

Whisper White has been used for card base. I used a Fiskars template for odd shape frame around which I did faux stitching in Brilliant Blue. Marina Mist card for rectangle within frame and white gel pen stitching around it . Sentiment from Sincere Salutations SU. A couple of chipboard flower and buttons to embellish .
not bad for an hour or so of crafting .
Hope you like these.
Catch you again soon cheers for now , Shirley-anne.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Hello you all. Hope that you are all in good spirits . Welcome to my room . Sorry if I have been a bit slow with replying to comments but seem to be having trouble keepin up with things as of late . But I will endeavour to see you all asap.
Quickly will share a workshop card tonight . I did see something similar during my blogging travels and remembered yesterday as I struggled to play catch up .

White card base with dsp , and green card . SU .
Sentiment in green as well , Heard From the Heart, SU
Image in Rose Red Ink , Punch Bunch.SU.
Ribbon from my stash.

Must say I am relieved to see blogger is behaving with post tonight . BUT I am still having trouble editing  the side bar entries . Thanks Jane for new Christmas cards for challenge .
Thanks for calling in hope you see something you like .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne.

Monday, March 28, 2011

cup cakes

How did I ever get so hooked up on blogging ? It can be so frustrating , annoying and addictive .
Hello my blogging friends , welcome to my room . Where , I must tell you I am now cool calm and collected. AND hoping that blogger is behaving so that my photo comes on my post.
Firstly, I am happy to thank Monica for choosing me for another award .
This lady has the most generous spirit , creating pretty cards for charity and sharing her craft  time by visiting and commenting on many blog posts. I heartily  recommend a visit to her blog .
My card for today is a DL size and I hope to enter [ providing blogger is behaving] into

Card stock and dsp  is from SU
sentiment , Just Believe , SU
Image was a freebie with a magazine .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Sunday, March 27, 2011

frustrating !!

hello everyone . Welcome to my room . I have just spent over 2 hours on editing a post , Moments ,which I posted last . I edited to say I was going to enter a challenge  but the photo disappeared and no matter what I did I could not get a photo to publish so I have given up . There is a little dot where photo should be and if I click it did come up . So no challenge entry .
Any way really just a photo now recipe . all card  and sentiment SU and mouse from Stampabilities .
Now I have seen this layout  with different image and sentiment and centre panel ,while blogging but cant remember where , sorry .
Too wretched and tired to blog any more so
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.



                                                                                   Hello My blogging  pals . Hope that your day has been [  or is ] wonderful.
Welcome to my room . Today I just finished off my cards and kits for Sunday ladies  and because it is so late , this will be a really quick post .

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Old Olive , Whisper White , DSP, SU
Basic Black ink
Stamp sets , Just Believe , SU . TJ DesignsRubber Stamps Vintage Collage .
Oval Punch
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Rhinestones .
Hope you like it .
 Catch you again soon , cheers for now,  Shirley-Anne.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Just for a newbie.

Hello everyone , hope that you have had a great day . Are you looking forward to the weekend ?  Are you  going to be saying tomorrow , " thank goodness it's Friday " ?
I am so lucky that it feels like a weekend every day .
I had a friend,  who is a novice card maker ,  over today   . This is a card that I chose for her to make , as I showed her how to use  embossing  machine , and diecuts .
This little image from Stampabilities also presented a chance to show off how to use the stamp-a-ma-jig as well. I placed the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments ,  in the little letter the mouse is holding .
I thought that it was a great beginner's card to make .
catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Male birthday wishes

Hello and welcome to my room . Here we are nearly the end of March! Can you believe that ? Hot Cross Buns have been in shops for ages already so Easter is just around the corner. I must be getting old as I just think there must only be 20 hours in a day cause time is going by so fast.
Never the less , I did have some craft time today  and made another card for males .
Night Of Navy, More Mustard card. SU
Ink , Soft Suede
Stamp set, So Happy For You , SU
Corner Punch SU
embossing folder
Basic Jewels Rhinestones SU
I appreciate you visiting,  so please let me know via a comment so I can visit you too.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley -Anne.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy for you

Hello blogging friends , welcome to my room . A pleasant Autumn day here . Hope that your day is bringing you joy where ever you are.
Another male card to share today .
All SU products used for this creation , except for ribbon from my stash. Thought it could be for , maybe retirement , birthday or new licence  celebrations .

Monday, March 21, 2011

Less is More challenge

Hi there ..SURPRISE!!
Second post for today ..please scroll down to see first post of the day .
This my entry into Less is More challenge which is on this post .
And my entry ..
White Gloss card
Sail Away, Party Punch,  SU.
Ink,  Brilliant Blue.
Copic markers .Stamp-a-ma-jig.
I stamped image onto stamp-a-ma-jig first  to place twice on gloss card , one image slightly above other.
Rather like this for man's card .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne.
Don't forget to check for previous post of the day

Sailing Away

Hello and welcome to my room . Wow,  I am so thrilled to have some interest in my Christmas Challenge . I know some might think that it is too long a time frame for a challenge but I hope I have a few more entries .
What a variety of styles and layouts I see already , it's wonderful.
Another cool , light showers type of day  again , so good for crafting .
Here is a card for my ladies as  tomorrows workshop task .

Again all SU stock used . Actually loved making this card and it turned out just as I planned .
Hope to add this to Michelle's Make it Monday .
  Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hello all stitched up.

Hello you all , welcome to my room . Well Doug and I just managed to make it back home after our gopher walk for coffee today . We just arrived at the back door and it began to rain ! It rained most of the day . Actually made a cosy time for a card making afternoon with friends , Sandy and Jane .
One of todays cards, was.. ..
All made with SU stuff apart from  the sentiment which is from , Lucy's Stamps .
Hope you like .
catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Hello and good afternoon to you all . Welcome to my room . It is a glorious day here in Adelaide ...don't want to live anywhere else!
Created a card which reflects happy feeling ..
Whisper White , Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, So Safron, DSP SU
Inks. Blushing Bride, Pink Passion, Handsome Hunter.
Stamps,Sweet Summer.
Sizzix Phrase, Happy diecut.
White gel Pen
Hope that you have that feeling today .
Now that I have posted earlier today I'll have time to send some blog love tonight , so see you ,
Mina,  Lisa Jane,  Marlene, Monica , Michelle, Annmaree, Doreen , Barbara,  Robyn and others   then .
Catch you later ,cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Friday, March 18, 2011

is it cheating?

Hi there blogging friends , how are you ?
Are you ready for a great weekend? I hope so . Hope you have a weekend of memory making moments with family and friends. In the meantime , welcome to my room.
Recently Jane, gave me a couple of Christmas Tags to see if I could use them on cards .
They  are so elegant that I could not , for the life of me , add any thing else . On this one there is a little tag with sentiment . I just added it  onto White Gloss card with foam tape .

Sorry about picture . it is a glossy tag and no matter which angle I tried it reflected, so I tried scanning instead . But the images are handbags and shoes with Christmas sentiment
 in the centre." Have a Gorgeous Christmas".
I adhered this with foam tape as well.
Now by the time I want to use these I may decide to add some rhinestones.
That got me to rummaging through my stash of tags and  I found these .

These two are 10.5cm square white gloss cards  both  with sentiments from SU. I added little rhinestones from my stash onto tags that are added to card with guessed it foam tape .
What seems 100 years ago,   I began creating cards by using recycled cards and other pictures from magazines and wrapping paper. And I   use the like when holding  craft days with some of my friends who don't have the  where with all to collect stamps and / or cannot cut out images even if they could stamp.
We actually have fun sharing our crafty ingenuity. I have a blogging  friend who recycles too , HELLO  MONICA and her creations are beautiful.
Any way that's my addition to  50 Christmas cards by 1st December.
Annmaree has added to her entries too .
Enjoy your weekend every one .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sympathy. ' say with flowers '

Hello and good evening friends . Hope that you have had a wonderful day . Welcome to my room .
I was saying yesterday that I was going shopping today . Here are some of the things I bought .
Some double sided papers ..lush as .
Some ..well lots , of diecuts and embossing folders , flowers [not that I dont have thousands already] 6x6" paper packs , vintage .
More embossing folders , some stamps , and tags .
Now I just have to find some room to store all this , must have gear!
I did manage to slip in a creation to try some things out . Here is a card to share .

Quickly made with White Gloss card and some pink card embossed with apeture .
Flowers and leaf , new today .Sentiment in , Brocade Blue, from Stamp-it.
As you can see I have had a very productive and fun day .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Dawn Fishing

Hello blogging friends , welcome to my room .I seem to be on a roll here with Male birthday cards . Later today a friend and I will be out  craft shopping where I will be after some images of boys , maybe teens , and papers to suit .
But for now , I would like to share another " fishing " male card made last night . This image , again , is from some swaps I got from Jane . So I am sure Jane will leave me a comment telling me the brand name .
Thanks in advance Jane .

White Gloss , Basic Grey, Going Grey, SU. Metalic Grey for image
Inks  Basic Grey, Summer Sun
Sentiment , Well Scrpted , SU
Scallop circle  Punch , SU
The image turned out beautifully but I needed to add just a little colour to creat an illusion of dawn fishing with misty atmosphere. Also it added interesting  colouring to whole card.   Hard to show in photo but not too bad IRL. Note also that I added reflection in the water.
Hope you like the card .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Hi there , glad you called in,  hope that you like what you see. I have begun to replenish my male greeting cards with one more made today . I can't tell where this image is from as it was a swap and  I forgot to note the maker .
Basic Black, Basic Grey, Going Grey Naturals Ivory. DSP, SU
Sentiment , Expressions
Ink , basic Black , Soft Suede, SU
Bigz Die , Scallop Square Duo , SU
Hope you like this one .
catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne


Monday, March 14, 2011

Wishing you a Happy Day

Hello my blogging friends , welcome to my room . It's a long weekend here and the weather is superb. I hope that where ever you are that the weather is as kind .
My card today was partly inspired by one in the CS&P magazine .VOL 17 NO.1

White Gloss card, Very Vanilla. SU.
DSP , Woodland Walk , SU
Ink , Chocolate Chip , Summer Sun, SU
Cake , Hero Arts,
Gift, sentiment,  Expressions.
green Markers ,SU

I was tempted to colour cake and gift but decided not to, after I sponged edges of centre piece and added lines within.
Love the card and hope my ladies will too at our craft session in the morning .
Catch you again soon ,cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Holly #2

Hi and welcome back to my room .. this is my second post tonight but  it's with an edited version of the last card in previous post . 
Please scroll down after this and see the difference . let me know what YOU  think.
I am going to enter this one also in the 'Off The Page'  challenge by

Now to explain .When I made the first card I inked  and stamped the holly first, coloured some of the berries red ,  then  added  the sentiment in green as well . I thought straight away that there was no life in the card so I added the bells in different colours . GRRRR ! I knew , I just knew I was not happy with that . Thankfully some suggestions were made and I tried again . Hope this is ok to do this way .
Don't forget to check my first post for the day .
Catch you again soon , Cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.


Hello , welcome to my room . All quiet here . Have been dabbling in this and that , not achieving much . Now I have made a card for   Week 6        Off the page  challenge , for
I am not happy with it and may make another to enter as they don't mind multi entries as long as they are different creations .
So here is my card
White Gloss card
Soft Holly SU Wheel,
Sincere Salutations, SU
Holiday Bells and Bows Border, Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Ink , Handsome Hunter, Brocade Blue , groovy Guava,  SU
Rhinestones for  few berries, from my stash .

Now I have thought of something else , see you tomorrow .
catch you later , cheers for now Shirley-Anne

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Deepest Sympathy in Blue

Hello there friends , hope  that you  are enjoying your evening . I am happy that you have had  time and the inclination to browse in my room . Welcome .
Tonights posted  card is a one I have sent  to one of my dearest friends and crafting buddies, Sandy . Sandy is mourning the loss of her Step Father.
But before I share the card I would like to welcome Jane to the Christmas card Challenge I am running here 
Jane has used an image not usually seen as a Christmas character so it's worth going to her blog to check it out .
On my side bar you see the photo of the little candy I will send to  one lucky entrant who makes 50 Christmas cards by 1st December and links the post to my blog here in a comment . I'll get Doug to draw the name on the 4th December.
Now for  yesterdays card .
Bashful Blue , Whisper White
Cuttlebug folder
Floral Cross , Stampendous
Sentiment , Stamp-it
Ink , Brocade Blue.
Rhinestones, my stash.
Thanks again for calling in and do let me know you called in so that I can visit you too.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne

Friday, March 11, 2011


Hello to my visitors, welcome to my room . Michelle sorry you are not feeling 100% . To all my friends who don't feel 100% today here's a big  HUG    and warmest wishes for a speedie recovery.
I made this card for two purposes . One for a swap on  craftymess ' Wallet ' card swap.
And secondly for a challenge 'Just For You' on

                                                      White Gloss card.
                                                        DSP SU.
                                                      Diecut envelope SU
                                                      Image Tote-ally Tess and sentiment on envelope   SU
                                                      sentiment on card  from Just believe, SU
                                                       Rub-ons at top from my stash . Inspire, Create Imagine.

Will add diecuts and whatever when sending as swap.     
Hope that it is acceptable for Just for you challenge on
Thanks for calling in . 
catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.                                              

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Love you Much

Hello and welcome to my room . Hope that you are enjoying the week that is .
Have not posted since Monday due to mundane  home duties . now I have craft withdrawal symptoms.  Todays card was made for some R & R.
As a SU demonstrator I am lucky enough to be able to pre order from the new Autumn mini catalogue thats out on 1st April .
This time I have used the Scallop Square Duo diecut.

Old Olive, Whisper White dsp [Patterns Stack , In Colour] SU
Diecuts Scallop Square Duo, Little Leaves
Embossing Dot folder
Ink, Old Olive.
Well Scripted , fabulous Phrases,
 There , now I feel happier . nothing like a little craft fix to banish the blues!
            Hope you enjoy your visit and thank you for popping in .
                                 Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Monday, March 7, 2011

Pastel Colours for Happy Birthday

Hello visitors, welcome to my room. Such a busy day with the usual housework only getting to my room rather late in the day and just finishing my 3 cards and kits for 5 ladies . Love Tuesdays and our craft time . Because it is late and I am hoping to visit The Candy Bar   at
quickly ,  I have a card I would like to share with you before I link it to the  Pastel Colours challenge  over at

Blushing Bride, Bashful Blue, So Safron,Whisper White card, SU.
Ink ,Brocade Blue, SU
Flower Ribbon   my stash
Dot embossing folder.
Decorative Label Punch SU

Off now to enter into challenge
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Hello blogging friends , welcome to my room . Thank you for popping in to see me and a huge thank you to the  followers that have shown up on my blog . I hope that I can make your visits worth while .
Have had a wonderful  craft afternoon with Jane and Sandy and am now trying to create some  new projects for them for Tuesday .
This card  will be one .The idea for the ribbon weaving came from Monica .

Melon Mambo , Whisper White and So Safron, SU
Ink , Melon Mambo
SU Big Shot diecut , Blossom Party
Stamp sets , Fabulous Phrases, Printed Petals, SU
Ribbon , Old Olive , SU
Rhinestones from my stash
Punches , SU , 1/4" circle, Modern label  extra Large , 3/4" circle., Double Rectangle.

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

Friday, March 4, 2011

Male Birthday card

Hello everyone , welcome to my room where I have been creating another card for a ' Birthday card '  challenge .
Needed some male Birthday cards so created one using an image shared with me by Jane , a crafting pal . I believe it to be from an older set from SU.
Soft Suede, River Rock, So Safron and dsp SU
Ink, Basic Brown , Handsome Hunter, SU
Sentiment , So Happy for You,SU
Seahorse, Ocean Commotion, SU

I stamped the sea image image on River Rock twice ,once in basic brown and again in Handsome Hunter. I cut out just the yacht on the green image and overlapped it onto the brown . The sentiment,  I stamped in two parts instead of keeping it on  one line.
Was really happy with the result .
Hope you like it too.

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

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Challenge Card

Hello blogging friends . Welcome to my room . Seems like Doug has  become  more independant as of late which means I have had a little  extra  time for crafting . Creating a craft group on line , The Candy Bar, and also joining  in on some other challenges . Tonights card is for a Black and White  challenge on The lollypop ladies blog   Now I love Black and White themes , and when I found this blog on Annmaree's post I was enthused . And here is my entry .
Basic Black and Whisper White ,SU
Striped paper, Christina Re
Ink, Basic Black, SU
      Stamps Happen,Inc..New York Socialite.
Pearls from my stash.
As usual I stayed with my simple style with little embellishing . I did try some flowers , ribbon and buttons but decided that the elegant lady could hold her own as the focal point . Would you have used some other embellishing?

Catch you again soon cheers for now Shirley-Anne .

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Hello my blogging friends . Hope you are having a great week enjoying your work or leisure time .
I have a little secret to share . I have opened a Candy Bar [ in February actually ] Over at this site  you will find some perfectly wonderful groups each with their own unique challenges. My group is The Candy Bar . Here I set monthly challenges and offer small candy as prize .
For March I gave a recipe of 7 items of which minimum of 5 must be used in new creation . Why don't you check out the site and if you like, join up and be made most welcome at The Candy Bar .
Here is the example I offered to my members . If you go to the Bar you will see the recipe  list and the items I used .

And you will see the little candy I offered . Will I see you there ?
Hope you like the card
Catch you again soon , Cheers for now Shirley-Anne