Monday, May 30, 2011

Friendship sharing

Hi there craft pals . Welcome to my room .I know it is early but I've snuck this in before starting mundane home duties .
Monday being the day I wear the Make it Monday DT Member hat , is also the day I  wash , sweep,  dust and do the shopping and banking .
So on with this bit . Last week as usual there were some awesome projects shared and plenty of blog love in comment boxes . Congratulations to last weeks winners . One winner did not forget this .
When commenting on another’s MIM  entry don’t forget to mention that you saw it on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way,   the more chances you have of winning.

This week is being sponsored by 

Pretty Things" Stamp set by Sunshine Design is the prize so generously donated .

Today  I have used one of their images " Friendship Daisy "

Began with So Safron , Whisper White and DSP , SU.
Coloured with copics , yellow , and  MS Punched butterfly added with Bow as embellishing

I continued that theme to the inside .
I'd love to see your papercraft project shared on Make it Monday and if you don't have one , well , why dont you browse through the 100's of entries and be inspired as I am . EVERY WEEK!
Catch you again soon , cheers for now, Shirley-Anne .

Friday, May 27, 2011

To Have and to Hold .

Hello everyone .Hope that you are preparing for a wonderful weekend of family and friends creating lots of joyful  memory making moments .
Welcome to my room . Freezing outside , warm as toast in here .
Just going back over some workshop cards in my stash that I have not yet shared with you . Now I want to put some inserts in and send them on  to some shops that sell my cards .This first one is not actually the design first used in my group . I had a cancellation so had a complete kit spare .
I actually posted the original on Tuesday's post .Now I  have just changed things a little but did  use same ingredients .
Shared Tuesday night posting .

Just by standing the card tall and adding a sentiment in one of the panels there is almost a complete change .

The sentiment reads To Have and to Hold , from this day forward . This is from Stamp-It.
The next card is with doodling which I  love . This creates a border with a difference .

Floral Image is from  Penny Black. I used black journaling marker for doodling and filled in places with white gel pen . Leaves were filled in with green glitter pen . Sentiment is from Stamp-It.

                                                    Basic Black and Whisper White card.
                                                         Scallop border Punch
                                                      Image and sentiment from Happy Moments .
                                              Circle  punch used on 
                                                 Circle      from Circle Circus  SU
  Well this has been a bit of mashed potato kind of post . Hope you dont mind !
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Butterfly Kisses for challenge

Hello you all ,  welcome to my room . Come right in where it is warm and cosy .
Just a quick post though ,we will have a cuppa next time .
This card today is for the challenge over at

                                            Whisper White .
                                              Basic Black  , Daffodil delight ,  inks
                                               Image , Stamp-It  Sentiment , Kaszazz
                                              Spellbinders Nestabilities , label 18.
  Entering this to    

That's it for today .Oh... Special hello to all who are not feeling quite 100% well. Hope that you feel better soon .
As you know every now and then I have a give away card . If you know of someone who could do with a blog hug and some surprise snail mail ,let me know and it shall be done . Thanks to Kelly G . There is one heading away as we speak .

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Male Birthday card

An earlier hello today . Hi there , blog pals .Thanks for calling in to see  me .
Hope that you are happy with your weather , where ever you are . Still very cold here in Adelaide . Not complaining,  really , cause it is great crafting time . I know I have said that before but it is true and I am making the most of it .
This card I'm sharing today is another from Tuesday morning with Sandy .

                                                      Pacific Point ,Whisper White , Pumpkin Pie and So Safron. SU.
                                                    Image , Ocean Commotion , SU.
                                                       Sentiment , A Little Birthday Cheer. SU.
                                                       Ink , Basic Black.
And something else I thought that I would share is an ATC .

                                  LOL... I just see ..I think I  have that poor fish upside down!!  I sponged sand , sea and sky with various inks and added   3D  metalic boat sticker , fish and shell in bubble. I made this as a DT member for  a new  ATC Challenge Blog   . Why don't you pop over there and see the other DT members examples and some of the entries  on show . May be you would like to join in . Love to see you there .
In the mean time thanks again for being here .It means a lot to me . Do let me know what  you think of my blog . Hints and tips are always welcome . And if you let me in on your where-a-bouts , I'll visit you too.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bride and Groom

Hi there blog pals .Gosh am I late tonight . Welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in to see me .
Cold and wet as a day could be here in Adelaide where it reached  just 14.6 degrees . Forcast is that is how it will be for at least a week . Wonderful for crafting !
Well,  I hope that you are happy with the way your week is progressing .
Sandy and  I had a great craft morning , whipping through our projects then on to embossing and diecutting a small potion of my card scraps.
One of the cards we made today is a wedding card .

Certainly not a traditional wedding card but,  may be more modern ?
All card and DSP is SU .
Embossed hearts made with SU Embosslits  Scalloped Heart of Hearts .
   Bride and Groom image , Stamp-It , inked with Basic Black .
The little flowers  from my stash.
Hope you like/
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Something Special.

Hello and welcome to my room . I hope that my blog friends have had a fantastic weekend and that the week ahead is full of pleasant surprises .
Yesterday's weather was wild ,wet and windy here in Adelaide  but my craft buddies and I  had an enjoyable afternoon , card making in my warm little unit . I'll share those cards tomorrow hopefully .
Here it is Monday again ..So soon I thought ! Donning my DT Make it Monday bonnet.
This week we are sponsored by

£10 voucher to spend in store {p&p not included}
 I hope that you visit them soon .
Would love to see some of your creations ,if you would like to share them on Make it Monday
Oh and 
When commenting on another’s MIM  entry don’t forget to mention that you saw it on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way,   the more chances you have of winning.
Congrats to last weeks winners
Today's card from me,

                                                    Marina Mist , Whisper White ,Real Red  and Old Olive
                                                                     Image , Clearly for You.
                                                                         Sentiment, Live, Laugh, Love,
                                                                       Stampin Wheel , Leaves a la Carte
                                                                         inks, Pacific Point . Rose Red. 
                                                                       Scallop edge punch .
                                                                         Brad from stash.
Well ,I am  off now to do some mundane house work , but  I  will be back to catch up on commenting .
                        Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Hello blog pals . Has your weekend begun well? I hope so . Welcome to my room .Hope that you see something you like, as you browse.
We have had our Son and his partner staying with us  for a couple days . Such a treat , as they live away and visits are rare . I had a class of beginners this afternoon and I have one tomorrow with some more experienced papercrafters .As you can imagine it has been full on here .
To top that off Doug has been toddling  [ slow unsteady walking ] around the unit .Showing off a little , I think . Really pleased with himself!
BUT , on to my card for today .
                                              Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White.SU
                                               DSP from stash
                                                 Image and sentiment from Kaszazz
                                                   INK , Soft Suede, Regal Rose.
                                                 Copics B00, Y17

Loved the way this came together . Quite happy in fact .
Enjoy the rest of your weekend  doing what ever it is you will be doing .

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

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Embossed Leaves

Hi every one , welcome to my room . Hope that you and yours are well  and  thank you for calling in .
Glorious day in Adelaide so a few jobs outside to do before crafting . Just managed to squeeze some time in my room before starting dinner . Curried chicken and rice . Easy as .
My really quick card today is for Less is More challenge .
I wanted to have a change from white card .

For this card I have used Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz. Handsome Hunter ink for sentiment , Three Leaves, SU. Scallop Circle Punch , 1 3/8" Circle Punch SU.  Embossing folder and cuttlebug. Border Punch, Kasz.
Took a few tries before I managed not to have the folder edge lines on the card  but it can be done !
Hope this fits the challenge . .
Hope you like it .
Catch you later , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It's a Boy

Hi there .  Welcome to my room . I really appreciate your visit and I hope that you like tonight's cards .
Before I add my cards , I will just give a plug to Alicia , who recently began Ausiecardsforsale

Alicia has a  team of creators  ,which I am lucky to be a  part of  , who keep her supplied with stock to sell on line and at markets. Love it if you would pop in to see Alicia soon.
Now for tonight's cards.

 I'm afraid  I am hooked on these Spellbinders Nestabilities  .
I have used Labels 18 in both Baby cards .

Card stock and dsp from SU. Sentiment from Expressions. Cuttlebug Provo Craft folder and SU Sizzix Die Buttons #5

And similar recipe for baby girl card ..

I stamped the booties onto card front then again onto Whisper White , coloured them with Regal Rose and paper pieced them The giraffe is from SU , Animal Stories.

Both cards have been scanned as I have just completed them and my camera batteries are on charger .
Well must move on to some commenting now .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Just a note.

Hi there blogging friends , welcome to my room .Just getting back to commenting and blog browsing after our little restrictions as of late . Thank you Blogger for getting us back on track .
Never mind , it was not life threatening and in the great  scheme  of things not that long off line .

Now it is Monday .I think my favourite day of the week .
Because on Monday I can remind Michelle just how much fun this Make it Monday gig is .Can you believe the number of entries ? FANTASTIC!  Well done to all who shared projects . There were beginners , seasoned crafters and all in between that made up the numbers .Stunning ,awesome , beautiful , amazing .These were some of the praises to be found in comments across the board .

Congratulations to both  of last weeks winners .

I am really looking forward to this weeks collection of entries because I glean so much inspiration from each and all styles whet my  creative appetite .
This week our sponsor is

The prize  for Monday, 16 May 2011Mad For Markers over at Make It Monday!
The book has pages (A6 size) with the faces shown on the cover printed inside .. on each page one is coloured and tells which markers were used and the other is black and white.. free for you to colour/ practise on! They are printed on Xpress IT blending card and will be available to purchase through the webstore by this Friday for $5. Coming soon is a sequel on colouring people (clothes)!

Love it if you could pop over to check out their huge range of goodies
You will see a new range of stamps from "The Greeting Farm"  that Sammi has in store now.
For all your Copic and related supplies head on over to Mad For Markers online store.
My card to share today ...
Here I used Copic colours R29, E37, B00, and sorry I forgot to list the rest .
The image is from Penny Black. The sentiment from Stampendous.
Card and DSP from SU.
Have a great week you lot . Be happy .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sail Away

Hi there , welcome to my room .It's a glorious day here in Adelaide .Was a bit brisk walking early this morning but that only enhances the feeling of being alive , I think .
Hope that you and yours are happy . Thank you for coming to see my blog and I hope there is something that is worth your visit . Welcome too the new followers .
Just a quick post to share this card for a male relli birthday coming up soon .

                                           Whisper White , Basic Black , Old Olive , Rose Red, Sahara Sand , So Safron.
                                            Ink ; Basic Black , Bashful Blue , Pacific Point .More Mustard.
                                                     Sail Away, Sincere Salutations .
                                                           string from my stash
Layout copied from SU example .
Crappy photo sorry . was too cold and overcast when wanting photo so took one inside .
     Hope you get the idea though .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne .

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Very Vintage

Hello blogging friends , welcome to my room . It is sure nice to see you again after a couple of days without Blogger on line . I hope that is the end of their problems for quite a while . Many of the  last group of comments I made before Blogger went down don't seem to be visable , so I'll try to play catch up asap.

While I was filling in time,  blog browsing , I " discovered " a sweet blog . Carolyn  who  has some great man's cards to share . I particularly liked her Plain and Simple Man card. But then  Carolyn showed one card as a ' before and after ' effort .I'd love it if you would share some blog love with her by visiting her blog soon .

Todays card I loved making as it is the first vintage card in my new stash as I have completely sold out of them .
Marina Mist, Glossy White , Night of Navy
DSP Blueberry Crisp.
Soft Suede ink.
Jumbo stampin' wheel , Very Vintage.
Lady in Black, source unknown
pearls, flower and leaf from my stash

Hope that you are enjoying the weekend and that the weather is kind.

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

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

White on white challenge

Hello blogging friends ,welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in to see my creations .Hope that you find some of them interesting .
 Here we are , well into the new week .My oldest son is due to visit tomorrow for a couple of days and  I have a few odd jobs that I hope he will take care of for me . One is the decobwebbing our back veranda . I cant believe that every nook and cranny has a web  attached . I manage to keep the clothes line free of spiders with a quick flick of the broom every day  but the rafters , heck that's another story ! And besides my 4foot something broom just isnt far enough away from the spiders!! So thank you in advance Danny .

My  card tonight is one I made for todays card making morning, with friends . I hope to be able to enter it into
I love White on White .

I absolutely love Glossy White card stock but it's devishly hard to photograph . Here I  have embossed  a Glossy White layer.
Diecut two labels from same card , only embossing one of these ,, added sentiment, Stamp-it ,  on the other . Only a flower with bling centre  as an embellishment.
I love it , hope you do too .
It may be appropriate for this challenge .

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

Monday, May 9, 2011

Night Time Friend .

Hello everyone .Welcome to my room . I am so glad you could call in .

Well Mothers , Step- Mums, Grandmothers and Foster Mums  did you all have a pleasant surprise or two yesterday? I hope so .
I had phone calls from each of my children .Flowers and a gift of coffee and cake were my treats for the day . A beautiful  hand made card from Michelle certainly was special . Will share it at the end of this post . .

Today I must congratulate the winners of last weeks Make it Monday .Well done and thank you for helping to make this the success it is . I hope that we will see more of your creations this week .Thank you too for all those who take the time to leave comments on other entries . Leaving some blog love could also make you a winner .
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.
My card to share for this week has previewed one of our sponsor's images .

Our Sponsor for this week is 

Plenty of fun images in cling stamps to see on their site and some amazing sentiments as well .
" For ideas and inspiration go to
The image I used is a cling stamp called Robyn.
All cardstock and dsp is SU .
I coloured with Copics
Kindyglitz on moon and her bow .
" Friend " diecut , Sizzix
Embossing folder  with BigShot

And now I will just slip  in my Mum's Day  card from Michelle

                                                              Thank you Michelle .
Oh boy ,long post this morning . Hope that you have found it interesting . I am looking forward to seeing more wonderful entries this week on Make it Monday .
Catch you again soon ,cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Floral Birthday Wishes

Hello there , welcome to my room . So happy that you could call in .Hope that you are having a great weekend .
Hope too, that  you like todays card . Very quick post tonight as I have lots of commenting to do and a draft for
 Make it Monday Blog and an ATC to make for the ATC Challenge Blog,

All card stock and dsp  is from SU .
I coloured with Copics
Inked image in Basic Brown .
Image from Penny Black.
Sentiment from SU, Well Scripted.
Edge Punch Fiskas
Butterfly Punch , MS.
Could not have placed the sentiment without the Stamp-a-ma-jig.
Enjoy the rest of your day . Your visit is appreciated and all comments  make my day .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne .

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thanks so much.

Hello you all ,hope that you and yours are well .Thanks for calling in and I am happy to welcome you to my room .
Another glorious day here in Adelaide .
I had but a small amount of time in my room today but I did manage a quick card for a challenge .That being over at

My card to share

The card ,the embossed layer and the diecut label are of Bashful Blue. The mouse and message card , from Stampabilities , is stamped on Whisper White in Basic Brown , cut out and adhered to label. The sentiment , Thanks so much is from Tiny Tags SU.
I hope that this card fits the rules for this challenge
Catch you again soon , cheers for now, Shirley-anne.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Simple things

Hello blogging friends , welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in . Hope that you are all well and crafting .
Yesterday I must have walked about 8 or 10 Ks and today my legs were telling me all about it . Doug  gophered and I walked around a couple of parks that we have near us . The weather was perfect and so was the quality time well spent .
 This card that I had for  this  mornings ladies was really my favourite.
A  male card

And the inside
I liked the way the sentiment inside just suited and went well with the front sentiment .
The front image and sentiment are from Kaszazz and for the inside, the  words are from Hero Arts . Card from SU and paper from my scrap stash.
Hope you like too.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy Retirement

Hello everyone , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in . I love it too ,when you leave a comment that directs me to you so that I can visit you too.
Well I have to congratulate Michelle because her call to move Make it Monday  to its own blog has been so well accepted  and supported by so many as the record no. of entries shows .
Congratulations to last weeks winners .
My card this week shows off  an image, In the Harbour, from this weeks sponsor.

Here you will find some fantastic images for males .

I printed the image onto Whisper White and used a Spellbinders Nestabilities  labels die in two sizes to frame it .The sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments on white oval is adhered off centre of red oval .
The card base is of  Night of Navy, with striped  dsp ,SU , layer.
Hope you like this and will go on to visit our sponsor soon .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.