Saturday, April 30, 2011

Showcasing some blogs

Hello blogging friends , hope that you and yours are well . Welcome to my room . Thanks so much for popping in to see me .
No card from me tonight, sorry ,  as I am a little snowed under with DT commenting and kit making for my ladies tomorrow . But never the less .....
Tonight I would like to give a little blog love to the following .

These talented ladies are taking part in My Challenge to make 50 Christmas cards by 1st December .Details are on my side bar .
I would love for you to call in to browse their blogs as I am sure that you will see lots to interest you and you could give them a little blog love too. Tell them that you went from my room to theirs .
   Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Hello , so happy that you called in . Welcome to my room .
Another warm day in Adelaide . Makes for a cheery mindset . While Hubby and I were walking through our nearby park yesterday we saw lots ...lots of butterflys and we both said that we really appreciated being able to " Take time to appreciate little things around us ."
Then last night, as I began to create a card for and the week 12 challenge 'Off Centre' ,  I  remembered that and knew I had to apply that thought to my creation .

White Gloss card
Sponging block
Groovy Guava, Basic Black  inks
Sentiment from Imprint.
Image from Stamp-It sets.

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Birthday Train

Hello and welcome to my room . We have had the most glorious weather for the season of Autumn here in Adelaide , still. I hope that wherever you live that you are enjoying the same perfect weather . But if you are not then I send warm wishes to you . 
Today I share another child 's card,  fit for one little boy . I have of course used  a sheet  from Celebrations Designer Series paper. This card being the second from this pack .

Pacific Point cardstock again for the base. The train from  the set, Choo Choo, SU. inked in real red. The greeting in Brilliant Blue from Teeny Tiny Sentiments . The string from my stash . The Pacific Point strip behind image has been crimped before  adhering to front .
I have not even made a dent in this pack , yet , so be sure to watch this space to see what I create next .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stars and arrows

Hi . Welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in and I hope you like what you see. Thank you to new followers who have joined my blog . If you have left a link in your profile I  will visit you too.
Hope that you all  have had a wonderful start to the week .
Tuesday here is another holiday so a good time in my room . Mind you the washing machine is working !
My card from last night is for a young boy .
I  bought a pack of dsp , SU , Celebrations and want to see how many cards I can get out of it . so this is number 1..
The card base is Pacific Point  with a layer of DSP , SU. The little arrows are cut from one of the sheets .
The star sentiment and words   are  from SU set , Starring you ,  inked in real red and Brilliant Blue .
Small star punch used for side embellishing stars .
Like it ...I think.
That's all for now .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Just Saying Hello.

Good Morning , good morning , good morning . Hi .Welcome to my room on this glorious Monday morning .
Hope that you all had a fantastic weekend . Maybe you are taking a well earnt rest today to get over the Easter weekend . Maybe someone else will be doing the cooking and washing up today ??
Well some news today about Michelle's Make it Monday . If you are thinking about putting in an entry then I have to tell you where to go . HUH? No no , nothing rude just a new blog for the sharing of your creations .
You already know about the sponsors  and prizes and how popular MIM has become , well to free up her personal blog , Michelle has given the MIM segment its own blog . When  posting  your entry for  MIM please note the fact that we have moved and  save  link to the new blog
Good luck to you and I look forward to seeing  more of your amazing creations .
Congrats and well done to last weeks winners .
                                                    This weeks sponsor is 

Platypus Creek Stamping and Crafts -


These are the images that are up for grabs .They are so cute !

And lastly this is my card to share for today .
The flower is one from this weeks  sponsor. I enlarged it and coloured with copics .Used Spelbinders Nestabilities , label 19. for the frame and the sentiment is a Lucy stamp.   The background paper was free with Magazine and I embossed before adhering to card .Just some rhinestones added as embellishing .
Hope you like it .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Black and White

Hello blogging pals .  Welcome to my room .Thanks for calling in to see me again .
Hope that you and yours are well . 
Our Easter Friday was very quiet ,only gophering out with Doug  for coffee first thing this morning then a newbie over for card making in the afternoon . And crayfish for lunch ....who could ask for more!!
I had a friend,  Kay , call in to see me the other day but I missed her so she left a card under the screen door for me . I liked it so much that I made one with the same layout .
Basic Black and Whisper white and Basic Black ink make up this card . I love black and white .
The word ' smile ' from a retired set from SU .  Clearly for You,  SU. Smiling girl image from Vintage Collage, Rubber Stamp Collection.
The circles are a diecut from Originals Circles #2, SU.
And the inside ....
Image as on the front and the sentiment from Hero Arts . Now I am off to see if  I can   do some more commenting .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Acetate love

Hello you all . How wonderful you look . So chirpy and bright . You must be crafting . Right?
I spent the bulk of the afternoon commenting on Michelle's Make it Monday entrys . Fabulous creations every where  I went . I cant believe that there are papercrafters all over the world and we are only a click away from each other . Isn't that amazing ?
Any way , yesterday I made a card with acetate hoping to enter into
but  I went over board with layer and embellishment,  I think,  so here is another which I hope is just right this time .
Please excuse my fingers in view. This is the inside look  first , and as the acetate would not lay flat I held the card open .

This photo  above shows card partly open to show how front label sits over that insde one to show a border when closed .

So here you see that the card front is clear except for  brown dot paper and Very Vanilla card with sentiment .
                                                                Recipe .
                                                                           Acetate as card base
                                                                      DSP American Crafts, Play Jungle Gym
                                                                  Very Vanilla, SU. Brown dot paper Christina Rae.
                                                              Spellbinders Nestabilities, Label 19.
                                                              Stamps, sentiment,  Stamp-It, Well Scripted , SU
                                                                Ink Basic Brown.
Hope the photos are clear enough as Acetate is hard to photograph.
I'm happy to enter this in
           Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Entree 3 Francs

Hi there blogging friends . Welcome to my room .  A glorious Autumn day in Adelaide . Hope that you have enjoyed a perfect day where ever you are.
I began this afternoon making what I thought would  be a card for Simply less is More acetate challenge .  BUT carried away so wont even try to enter it .
Card base is Close to Cocoa , retired from SU.

Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, scrap patterned paper, Acetate.
Ink, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black.
Spellbinders  Nestabilities Labels Nineteen
Swiss Dots embossing folder
Stamps , Vintage Collage, TJ Designs Rubber Stamps .
Artistic Etchings SU.
Jewels Basic Pearls SU
flower from stash
I embossed Very Vanilla piece then  cut the apeture . I stamped  the tower on to green patterned scrap and the Dreamer onto the Acetate. I then layered the three pieces.
 Just added Jewels flower and ticket as embellishing .
I like it , hope you do too.
This will be kept for something special I think !
Now I have to think of something else for the acetate challenge .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Fun new beginning

Good morning bloggers . Welcome to my room . Hope that you have all had a great weekend and now that it is Monday you are all ready for some fun over at Michelle's Make it Monday on her blog .  Huge news as Michelle  has chosen and welcomes new Design Team Members and some wonderful sponsors .
Before that though I want to congratulate the featured blogger entry from last week and the winner of the sponsor's prize.
So , when you have finished reading this post , pop over to Michelle and meet the new DT Members .
I have been asked to be a  DTM  myself . Thanks Michelle . I must tell you that Michelle is guiding my every step because I am quite a novice at this sort of  venture . Adding to that I am very excited at being with Michelle on her craft journy.
The sponsor for this week is
Ladybug Craft Ink,  
And  the Prize.. This Cupcake Cutie, Cupcake stack.

I for one can't wait to see more of  the selection from Ladybug Crafts Ink . Apart from stamps they also have embellishments and some pretty ribbon and more  , certainly worth a visit .

My card to share tonight is

                                           Bashful Blue , Pacific Point , Whisper White
                                                 DSP , Blueberry Crisp
                                               INK , Pacific point.
                                                  Teeny Tiny Sentiments , Clearly For You ,  sets.
                                               Punches , 2 3/8" scallop Circle and Scallop Oval .
                                                   Ribbon from stash .
Hope that you like it .
Now , have you a little project or creation that you would like to share ? Do you like giving and recieving a little blog love and making new blog friends ? Then why don't you visit Michelle and join in Make it Monday.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Saturday, April 16, 2011

thinking of you

Good evening blogging friends . Have you had a great start to the weekend? Or is Saturday a day of catching up with home maintainance ? You know , lawn mowing , pruning , weeding and decobwebbing the verandah sort of thing.  Well I do hope that there was just a little time for crafting .
Thank you to new followers and to all those who leave a little blog love for me . I LOVE IT .. I do try to return your visits as soon as I can .
A special thank you to those of you who are taking part in my 50 Christmas cards by 1st December challenge .. As blogger has been misbehaving lately I may not have your numbers right on my side bar so please check and advise me if the number of yours is incorrect.
If  my visitors would like to click on your names on the side bar , they will be taken to your blogs, where they will see some amazing creations / talent .
A simple there any other kind from me?? card to share tonight . I had a  real newbie here for card making today . And this was one for her to practice punching and sponging edges .

I love Autumn tones and I have used these papers before . This Specialty Design Series Paper SU, Autumn Spice , is thicker and suitable as card base . Gotta love that !
The tag on top is the other side of this paper . The image in Soft Suede is from Autumn Days SU. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments SU . Both are stamped on Peach Parfait card.   1 3/4" Circle Punch and the Word Window Punch used for image and sentiment . The Chocolate Chip ribbon and rhinestones are from my stash .
Hope you like it .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne .

Thursday, April 14, 2011

just for Simplylessismore challenge

Hi there , thank you for your company today . I hope you will see something that inspires you , if not in this post but maybe  one further in my blog . This card tonight is a  pretty simple one layer card. 
It's just right for Less is more challenge #10, hopefully .

Glossy White card base , Whisper White.
Daisy Wishes , Stamp-it
Ink , Rose Red , SU.
Small daisy punch
Kasz border punch
Copic , YR02
Well I am off to enter this in ,  Week 10 One Layer Challenge - Sentiment Focus
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

For someone special

Hello you lovely visitors . Thank you for calling in to see me . Welcome to my room . Blogger seems to be playing up again with followers on side bar not showing up . I must thank those of you who take the time to show me that you are following my blog . I do hope that you,  find some things  of interest that makes your visits worth while ,
Some few Christmases ago Doug and I bought our grandson one of those toy ride-on  motorbikes . Well it's Cody's eigth birthday coming up soon and this is the card I'll be sending . Hope he remembers that christmas pressy and likes this from Nanna.
Very simple card . Whisper White card base with Pumkin Pie and Pacific Point layers. Both coloured panels are dry embossed and had corners rounded with corner punch SU.  Oval punches used for the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments SU . The image from  " Motorcycle" SU inked in Basic Black .
Thank you for calling in .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Hello and welcome to my room . Hope that you crafting blog buddies are happily creating , sharing and spreading the blog love when ever you can .
Had a great fun craft morning with my group of lovely ladies .  There was a good deal  of chit chat and  laughter over the ink pads and cutting boards. This card shared today was my favourite for this morning .
I was inspired my my fav. mag . Stamping & Papercraft.Vol 17 No. 2. with creations by  Angela Sargeant.

Basic Black and Very Vanilla card. 
INK,  Basic Black and Rose Red.
Stamps , Artistic Etchings SU
Black rhinestones from my stash .
Top Note die .
Scallop Trim Border Punch .

Remember to call into Michelle's Make it Monday to be part of the new revamped challenge .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, April 11, 2011


Good morning blogging friends ,welcome to my room .Hope that your day is off to a great start with sunny weather on its way . Now if you get some crafting time in then , well you couldn't ask for more . Right?
And,   I know it's Monday and there is washing to do and maybe some ironing but don't forget that Monday is also the day when a new stage of  Michelle's  Make it Monday linky party begins .
Make it Monday has been receiving mega support in the form of entries  from crafters all over the world .
Michelle has invited me to join her as a new and one of the first design team members of MIM.
So today I had to make a supreme effort and create something special to share with you as an inspiration  and to encourage you to join in what promises to be lots of fun . There now being two prizes also as part of the changes. But for now here is my card.

                                                  Glossy White , Pink Pirquette, and dsp SU
                                                   Stamp set ,Dreams du Jour, SU
                                                       Flowers, Brad and wooden flourish from my stash
                                                        Ink , Brocade Blue.SU

                 This layout was inspired by Jo Austin ,published in magazine ,docrafts Creativity.
Now back to Make it Monday linky party.
Anything you like old or new , card, page layout or 3D item can be your entry.
Remember ; First prize - one entry randomly chosen to be featured on Make It Monday the following week.
                    Second prize -  4 digis of winner's choise from Delicious Doodles

Another Banner, but more elegant!

To be eligible for the Second prize draw you will need to comment on one or more of the submission in the MIM linky this week and remember you must mention that you saw the entry in the MIM linky party.
Welcome to new Make it Monday  # 32.

 I would like to now congratulate the winner of #31 Make it Monday

I hope that I have completed my duty as Design Team member in proper fashion , this being a new experience for me too.  Good luck Michelle , you are a great motivater .

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

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Hello blogging friends , welcome to my room . Hope that you and yours  are all well and happy. Nearly time to close up my room and put my head on a pillow before it hits the keyboard!  I did want to complete some commenting and this post but got waylaid  so am very late .
This is the last card and kit for tomorrow's girls . I recently bought this  Sizzix die " wish" and wanted to try it .

                                                        Pink Pirquette, Whisper White , Old Olive and dsp SU
                                                         Sizzix Die Phrase " wish"
                                                              Image Hero Arts
                                                          Embossing folder , dots.
                                                             SU markers.
                                                             Self adhesive pearl.
A really quick card frills .
Next lot will have to be vintage , I think . Not made any of those for a while .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Blue jeans

Hello everyone , welcome to my room . Very warm here in Adelaide today .A whopping 32 degrees . I think the weather forgot that it is Autumn.
Made a card using paper piecing again .
All card and papers are from SU.
The corner punch for striped paper is from SU . The tag under the image has been cut in half and spread so shows on either side of  image panel .  The girl is from Penny Black.
I paperpieced the shirt and jeans . Coloured girl with copics ...they are great to use just have to learn to get their full potential '
Just for a fun bit I placed a flower rhinestone in her hand while a few were placed around frame .

The birthday sentiment is from Happy Moments , SU
Hope you like it .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Week 9 'Less is More' Colour Challenge , RED

Just a quick second post for tonight . Hello again ,please scroll down to see first posting . I really did not think 8 items were worth plugging the  iron on for so I made a card instead .
This for "  less is More "       challenge week 9  Colour Red

Glossy White for card base, with the dress on Whisper White . Dress inked in Rose Red, while sentiment , Heard from the Heart, inked in Basic Black. I coloured flowers with copic R29 .
                   Am entering this in " Less is More " Colour challenge
Catch you again soon, cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

stripe me pink...

Good afternoon friends , welcome to my room . Hope your day is as sunny and bright as Adelaide's is .If it is not then I send warm wishes your way.
I have a little stash of ironing that I really should do tonight , so posting now. Mind you , that is not to say I will  tackle the ironing tonight , just that I could  if nothing else comes up.
Today I share this little number.
Mmm ,  now that I see it in print I think that I will stamp the actual gift box in darker colour or on patterned  paper and piece it on original image , which is a bit pale...insipid really .
Lolly Stripes from Special Occasion Stationery.
Old Olive Tag embossed .
Whisper White card base and for image .
Ribbon from my stash .
dsp SU
image from Stamp-It
sentiment from Judith .
I did change the gift box image ...and love the result

Actually just remembered I must make a card for " less is More " challenge.Might do that tonight ,there is nothing else  really pressing to do.....chuckle.

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

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Autumn Colours

Hello everyone , welcome to my room . Am here earlier today with a card to share . The washing machine is going , the crockpot is on with pea and ham soup on the way for dinner and Doug is dozing in his chair . All is good .
The other day  I bought some papers with Autumn colours which are my favourites . And like so many of us I was loathe to cut it because it is so pretty,  but bit the bullet last night .
I used Very Vanilla for card base. The floral paper is from K&Company , while the striped paper is from Graphic45. Script is En Francais  SU, inked with Creamy Caramel . Bird Swirl is a Stamp-It image, inked in Soft Suede.. This image I used a scalloped circle punch to show only small section. Only added some rhinestones for embellishment .
Hope you like it .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Awesome Day

Hello bloggers how are you ? Welcome to my room . Had a great morning with craft friends making up the card kits . Chatted to Michelle on yahoo as she gets her changes to Make it Monday up and running . All the feedback that I am hearing is all exciting and seems like everyone just can't wait for it  all to begin .
From memory design team call is on till 15th April. Sponsors are hopping on board too , so keep in touch ...YOU DON"T WANT TO BE THE LAST TO KNOW . DO YOU?

Just a small card to share tonight .Children's card , images are few in my craft room but I did pick this one up a few days ago.
All made from scrappy bits on my desk . Image is a Disney/Pixar, EK. Sentiment is from Kaszazz.
And the inside
Sentiment from Hero Arts . Hope you like it .
Thanks for popping in .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, April 4, 2011


Hello my blogging friends . Welcome to my room . I have some exciting news today card to share but this news is BIG !!
My daughter , Michelle , has a segment on her blog 'Make it Monday' This is where many bloggers are sharing / linking  their creations . It has flourished so well that changes are in place to add even  more interest.
I take this from Michelle's blog;

Now on to the details for the changes to Make It Monday, Sponsor search and DT call

My humble little linky party has grown so quickly and I would like to thank each and every one of you. I would also like to thank the wonderful team over at Feline Playful for helping make this possible with all their hard work at compiling the list of challenges and winners every week.
This linky party has grown from 15 to 20 submissions each week to a whopping 154 last week (up from 134 the week before).

There were 1175 views and 400 link clicks. That means that there are a lot of people out there enjoying the inspiration you are providing and that my friends is the whole idea!!

It also means that it is taking a VERY long time to get around each of you to comment on your beautiful creations and I have had enlist the help of my wonderful Mum, Shirley -Anne from Stamping For Joy. So I have decided to promote her (LOL) to the first Design Team Member of the Pink Paper Paradise Make It Monday linky Party.

I have decided to start offering a prize to one person each week but in a slightly different way.

As well as randomly choosing one submission each week to feature on my blog I am going to also award a prize to a random commentor.

Because this linky party is all about sharing inspiration, a little blog love and making new friends I am going to randomly choose a person who has commented on another submission in the weekly linky party to receive a small prize pack consisting of crafting supplies. To be eligable for the prize the commentor must make mention in their comment that they saw the card/papercraft project in the Make It Monday linky party.

I am also putting out a call for 4 more people who would like to join the Make It Monday team.
The following is what will be required from you:

1. You must have an active blog that you post to atleast once a week.
2.Create some sort of paper project (anything goes) each week and post it on your blog in a post promoting the Make It Monday linky party. You are welcome/encouraged to link your creation up to any and all other challenges.
3. Comment on your share of the submitted entries to the Make It Monday linky party each week.
In return you will receive:
1. Your creation displayed on the Make It Monday post here on Pink Paper Paradise each week with a link back to your blog.
2. A small pack of crafting supplies each month.

(Keep in mind that this is an inspriational linky party hosted by myself with the help of my Mum to promote the sharing of inspiration and the making of new friends. Any prizes or crafting packs sent out are supplied by us out of our own stash.)

Please email at or leave a comment here on this post with a link to your blog if you are interested in applying. Please tell me why you think you would enjoy being part of the Make It Monday team. This call will be open until the 15th April.

I am also searching for any companies that may wish to sponsor the Make It Monday linky party and offer a prize for the winner and or products for the Design Team to promote.

Please email me at

Your company button/blinky will be prominently displayed in my sidebar as well as being included in the post for the week's linky party you choose to sponsor.
To those of you who have made it this far south of my post, lol, I thank you for your patience.

Michelle :-)

So there you go . I am so proud to join Michelle as she takes her Make it Monday segment a step further.
We are truly all about sharing our love of all things hand made and crafty.
 Please visit  soon , I am sure it will be worth your while .

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

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Two tone image

Hello and welcome to my room . I hope that my blogging friends are in good spirits .
I had a pleasant afternoon with a beginner of card making while Doug put a movie  DVD on and dozed the time away.
Last night I made this card for my Tuesday ladies .
I began with Glossy White for card base .The embossed Whisper White  background has been sponged and edged with Bashful Blue. I added a little lace from my stash to the bottom . The image panel has been treated in the same way as embossed layer. . The image itself , Gumnut Brush, Helen Williams, Stamp-It.
I inked the image in Soft Suede then,  with scrap paper touched random spots to take off ink . Then, using an Old Olive Marker touched up the bare spots and stamped it .   This gives a beautiful two toned image easily.
After adhering this panel to card front I embellished with some Rhinestones from my stash .
Hope you like this one.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Enjoy , paper piecing

Hello everyone , hope that you are all happy little crafters. Welcome to my room . Tonight I am making up a 'goodie bag ' for my swap partner on Craftymess, Judie . Now I remember reading something she wrote recently that she is not ' girly ' when it comes to cards and craft so must look out for suitable images and embellishments etc..
So to this end I will share my card quickly..I used this card as example of paper piecing for my April challenge  at  The Candy Bar on craftymess.
Image is from Kaszazz, stamped once on Naturals Ivory and again on Whisper White. The flower from second stamping was cut out and placed over first stamping .
The April challenge is for a card with green colour somewhere and some paperpiecing . Here I paperpieced the flower .
 I have offered a little candy so why dont you visit the site , find The Candy Bar and have a go , share your creation .
See you there?
Catch you later , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.