Monday, August 29, 2011

Wishing you a day....

Hello and welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in , and please,  say hi and leave a link so that I can return the visit . I really appreciate the many comments I receive so thank you to those who are so kind .
Today I am sharing a card where I have used image and sentiment from set Branch Out,  Annabelle stamps,
 . Our sponsor for this week .

Hope you like it . I am so pleased that I already had this set . Because ........

Andrea is generously offering the Branch Out stamp set to the winning commenter.

AnnaBelle Stamps is an Australian based online store specialising in it's own line of clear photopolymer stamps and embellishments, and digi images and papers. We have a growing range of supplies for the cardmaker and crafter, and a challenge blog for inspiration! We hope you'll come visit us soon :)
Andrea is celebrating annabelle stamps  2nd birthday in September when there will be a party where you have a chance to win all the candy / presents . Check out all the details by clicking on this blinkie .

Here it is another Monday .  With over 240 entries  again last week for our Make it Monday  party , picking a favourite is getting harder and harder .
 But this amazing papercraft artist ,Sharri shared  this beautiful piece .

I absolutely loved this layout . Please pop over to see Sharri 's blog and all her stunning projects and I'm sure you will be delighted .
Then after that check out the other DT Member's  fabulous cards on show for this week .  There will be plenty to inspire you and I look forward to blog hopping the entries  through the week to see what you have shared .
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.
Well I  hope that I have not forgotten anything this morning .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Birthdays and friends

Hello and welcome to my room .Thank you for sharing some time with me .
Hello to new follower Lynn . I can't seem to find your link ,Lynn and I would love to visit you too .
I had a wonderful afternoon, crafting  with two friends .Our topic of conversation is often varied , humorous and  my DH says that he often has a little chuckle as he is watching TV /resting his eyes nearby . Ours is a small open living unit so it's not really eavesdropping . Today us girls were comparing bra types ...LOL . Can you imagine the laughs?
One of my friends  Sandy , of Sandy's Creations Bought along a card with an unusual fold , from one of her earlier posts ,
Now as her picture on her post did  not do her card justice and it looked so good in real life , I  have taken another photo and will share it so you can see the side folds .Hope you like it Sandy .

Any way to my cards I'm sharing . These are two we made today .  

 The image is from set . Asian Artistry SU , and the sentiment from , Stamp-it.

Here the butterfly is from All a Flutter, SU and  sentiment from Expressions . Sorry bad photo on this one ..
So will  you come back again soon ? I hope so .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne .

Thursday, August 25, 2011

One last Christmas card .....maybe

Hello everyone .Welcome to my room . Another sunny ..[ not real warm but ] day here in Adelaide . Have had a great blog browsing ,card making and commenting day .
Hope that your day has been as pleasant as mine . Thank you for choosing to spend a little time with me today .
Last Tuesday one of my ladies , Jill, bought along a few embossing folders to share with our craft table .
I really liked this one  and will  share on a card today .

I dont know the name of the folder but the sentiment is from SU set , Gifted.
Just swiped  the embossing with white ink pad and sponged edges as well , before layering onto green dsp .
Added a few rhinestones onto bows of baubles . Finished off with a bit of doodling at top .
Posting late this afternoon and now it is time to start dinner of chicken and rice, with pudding and custard  for dessert.
Thanks again for your company and comments
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne ..

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Can I tempt you ?

Hi there , welcome to my room . Special welcome to new followers.   I sure hope you know how I  love you calling in and leaving me some blog love and a link back to you . I try to visit you all as often as I can .
 Hope that you and yours are well . The weather here in Adelaide has been perfect the last couple of days and Doug and I have been out and about walking ,  enjoying our nearby parks .
But of course I always have time for a little crafting throughout the day . Here is a card I have made today .it is without a sentiment as I am not sure what the card will be used for yet . I might diecut  'HI ' Still thinking ...mmm.
Began with a dark blue card base . DSP from EP..echo park paper co,. image from docrafts and punched lace with SU punch .Little flowers and rhinestones from my stash . Coloured with SU markers . SU corner rounder punch used on card and paper . Thanks for calling in to see me and I  hope you enjoyed the browsing .
Best go and try to catch up with commenting now .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne .

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wise words.

Hello , it's wonderful to see you here . Welcome to my room . I do hope you find some thing of interest.
How was your weekend ? Did you fly a kite or shop till you dropped or craft the whole time away?
I had  craft friends over both Saturday and Sunday for a little card making and scrapbooking . Beautiful weekend for me !

And one of the cards I made was as a DT member  project  for my  Make it Monday  post today .
This also served as another sneak peek of new papers coming soon to SU.All the dsp on this Whisper White card are from DSP , Just Add Cake . The layout for this was inspired  by Aimee Grenier in a magazine I read recently  .
Please visit other  DT members to see their amazing  projects for this week  and leave them some blog love too .Their names are on my side bar , just click and you are on your way .
 There are two new DT members and I welcome them both .  Rene and Lisa M.
 Be sure to visit them as they both have a sprinkling of sunshine , a little bit of fun and a lot of joy in their papercraft place to share .
Another amazing week of Make it Monday with over 200 entries again .
Congrats to the two winners from last week . You too could be on the winner's list .
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.
Our sponsor this week ..
This week we are sponsored by the wonderful Emma at
Emma's Crafty Store

Emma's store is well worth a visit with a huge variety papers,tools and embellishments

Emma is generously offering a £10 voucher to spend in store (p&p not included).

Marilyn at   with this entry is my pic of the week as I felt in the mood for bright and cheery fun cards ..

Bees Birthday

There you go ,another Make it Monday Party begins and  I can't wait to see what creative project you have to share this week .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mid week madness

Hello you all . Welcome to my room .
Hope that your week is going along happily .
My day has been a right pickle .. apart from being wet and cold . I have been multi tasking all day . Washing machine going ,preparing crockpot for dinner , sweeping front veranda ...AGAIN..running after Doug etc .. etc and in and out of my room checking emails  and  earmarking pages in  magazines and the like .
And you know what ...not achieving a lot .
But I see that there two new followers on my blog .To Lisa M and to Dora.    Thank you welcome to my room ladies .Hope you visit again soon .

What a pleasant surprise though from blogland . Monica has chosen to give me some blog awards

Thank you Monica , I will place them on my side bar soon . This one special blogger who donates many of her creations to charity and is also very generous with her  kind words in comments .
Only one of my craft day cards to share tonight .

Just made from my stash .The image is Oriental Collage from My Stamps .
Now the day is nearly over so I am off to bed . Not a bad day after all .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne .

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sneak peek

Hello,  you wonderful crafting buddies .How are you ? Thanks for calling in to browse . Hope that you leave a comment to let me know you were here so I can return the kindness.
Today I have a sneak peek for you . Not able to go into details SU protocol you see. But I can show you a card I  have made from one of the new images out soon . I have used an example shown in the new catalogue and made it my own by changing a few things

 I began with the card base , Cajun Craze . The scallop edges are from More Mustard card. I have two little mats of Whisper White  with 3D  piece of Confetti Cream  on which the image is  stamped using Soft Suede. I coloured sparingly with SU markers . I used an old tooth brush to spritz some Soft Suede ink over corners of Confetti Cream piece , which does not show in photo , sorry .
 I added some Basic Pearls , SU.
The sentiment is from Stamp-It.
And before  I go,  Fran shared a couple more Christmas cards for the challenge ..well done Fran they are super fabulous .

Well That's it for today ..hope you enjoyed the show . Please come again make my day!
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne .

Monday, August 15, 2011

Floral background

Hi there , welcome to my blog . Thank you for calling in .
Today is Monday .Funny how life and times change . When I  was younger I hated Monday as I am sure some people still do these days .
But now! Well,  I really look forward to my DT duties for Make it Monday  . I have had  all week to browse through 100s of entries . I'm so full of inspiration , I could just POP !!
Seriously , thank you to everyone who takes part .Thank you Michelle for running the show and thank you to the other DT members who give of their time to create and post and comment .Please visit DT members and leave them some blog love too .Their names are on my side bar , just click and you are on your way .

Congratulations to both winners last week .
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.
My card this week features some of our sponsor's digi papers

I began with a Bashful Blue card base.  The image is from my computer. The sentiment from Just Believe set SU. The floral background paper is from this weeks sponsor,
  the lovely Mandy over at

Mandy is so kindly offering the new release Soft Whispers paper collection. Each set of these gorgeous papers come in 8 soft dreamy colours!

And now .[.I wonder if you thought that I had forgotten because I have not mentioned this part yet .] I have an entry I would love to share with you as my pick of the week .

                                                          Not just a card .
Karen did a wonderful water theme scene .Just look at the water  all a sparkle.

 So there you go .Another Monday begins happily .Hope that you have enjoyed the browsing here . 
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Z fold Christmas card .

Hi there , welcome to my room . Was a pleasant morning but weather has turned cold now and this afternoon is freezing .  Only one thing to do ..make a card !
I need to create some Christmas card kits for my Saturday class and this will be the first .
I began with a normal C6 card , side fold . Real Red .
I folded the front back on itself .
I layered some  striped DSP onto Old Olive card  for the front panel and more of the same but larger for the
inside back of card , leaving small border.
I stamped Santa  on Whisper White in Real Red ink and layered onto green and  the red card leaving small border. I then stamped several of the stockings in red and green and 3D them onto side of card.
Santa and stocking  from set , A Holly Jolly Christmas. SU

this is what the inside looks like . Hope the class like it .
Well short and sweet but I  hope interesting post . Thank you for calling in .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne .

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Another large stamp

Hello Blogging buddies .  Welcome to my room .
Hope that you have had an amazing day filled with pleasant memory making moments .
My craft ladies , Fran and Sandy , took me craft shop hopping after our session on Tuesday morning . Thank you so much Sandy , the driver . We also had a light lunch while we were out . I was a bit nevous about leaving Doug on his own for couple of hours , but it turns out that he coped very well . Even hobbled off to kitchenette to get himself a peanut butter sandwich as a snack . Mind you he left everything out on the bench afterwards ..but that's ok ..too late to retrain him now I guess! LOL
This little card  that I'm sharing has another  little mouse image . Just love these little critters.

I began with River Rock card base and some dsp , the label of which I  have missplaced sorry .
the happy birthday background stamp lge is from Stamp-It.   This I  inked with the brayer too and Creamy Caramel  , and after it was dry  I used some glitter gel pens  [ green and red ]  to highlight some of the sentiment . This litttle Party  Mouse is from Stampabilities  and was inked with Basic Grey onto Whisper White  . I paper pieced  the party hat.  The image was then layered onto Certainly Celery card before 3D onto card front .
Loved it hope you do too.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday is here .

Hello everyone.Welcome to my room .Here it is Monday again .
I am always happy to post on Monday as a DT member, of  Make it Monday ,  because after browsing through 100s of entries and choosing ...hard as though it is , one that I think is worthy of a mention , I get to pat someone on the back.
I get to say well done! I get to say in front of all my visitors here that I really liked this entry , that I encourage all to pop over to the blog and say hi .
More on  my choice later.  HEHEHE ..LOL...and  I  get to do that !
Thank you firstly to ALL the entries,  for without them this would be a non event .
Congratulations to both winners last week .
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.

I hope too that you all pop over to the other DT members to see what they have shared for this week .You will find their names on my side bar , just click on name and that will take you to their blog .
        My card this week features  our sponsor's  stamps , one an image and one a sentiment . Love that they " go" together perfectly . Image is one of a set from Nikki& Friends Cling Stamps .

Thank you to our sponsor this week

Kerry from Ladybug Crafts Ink

 Kerry is generously offering the winning commentor a stamp of their choice to the value of £6.50
    Now the best bit ..
My pick of week is .. Barbara.

Isn't the colouring amazing ?? Thank you Barbara for the  technique tip /hint too .
 Well that's it for today . hope you enjoyed the post.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Larger stamps

Welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in .
There have been some lovely comments  left for me  and I thank you for those . I find them really encouraging and to visit those that I can is awesome .
 I  have been catching up on some commenting today and inking  some stamps I bought a few weeks ago .
The two  images  I share tonight are from Kaszazz.

Now firstly , just a tip . I found that inking these large stamps is so much easier if you use a brayer. This  image is  'Card Art Man of the House' . Ink was Basic Brown  and Pumpkin Pie. Sentiment is from Stamp-It
Whole image was 3D onto DSP before adhering to card front .

Really loved this one ,  Card Art Domestic Goddess 1950's which was inked with Brocade Blue and layered onto some Old Olive card before adhering to DSP on card front .  Sentiment is from Inkadinkado  .  Gingham ribbon  and brads from my stash .
Would like to see if this card will suit a challenge of Anything goes  here
 Well that is another quick posting .
Tomorrow is Monday so will be an early DT member  post for Make it Monday .Just have to choose my pick of the week . Hope to see you then .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Classic is fine

Hi there,  thanks for calling in .Welcome to my room . It is cold here in Adelaide again . Hoping  where ever you are that the weather is just right .

Had an order  for a Dad's card .  Nothing floral , no food , no fishing or sport like . Mmm!
Rummaged through my stash while my friend waited .
This card took me just an hour from finding this paper , that image , a certain stamp set and printing this sentiment from computer and assembling . Mind you there was a fair bit of chit chat going on as well .

Actually I was really happy with this , shall I say , quick project . And even more satisfying is that my friend was too.
Thanks again for popping in .  Please say hi so that I know you were here and I will  visit you too.
Welcome to new follower, Beadeepoop, too . Could not leave message for you , but hope that you find something you think inspiring .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My week

Hello Blogging friends , welcome to my room . Hope that you and yours are well .
This will be the longest post I have ever done so grab a cuppa and I  hope that you find something that interests you . Firstly,  thank you to those who have joined my blog and to those who have taken the time to to leave much appreciated comments .

Well,  the weather has improved here in Adelaide and we have had a couple of sunny days where Doug and I have been out and about , walking . That being  one of the reasons  for lack of  postings .
Sunday was a great craft day with Sandy and Jane . Sandy  bought along some of her Jelly cakes for our afternoon tea . Hand made jelly cakes to die for . while we had two each Doug saved one of his for supper so I  thought that  I  would show you just how yummy cream filled they were!
And here are some of the cards we made

Then today Fran and Jill came for papercrafting . Now Fran does not have a blog but wanted to join in my Christmas card challenge . Here  are  photos  of some of her 38 cards

Definately a fun day today with Fran and Jill .Things kept going missing , and turning up right under our noses missing things do!
Poor Jill ,who walks to my place , weather permitting , walked right way  past   my gateway before realising her error . And Fran left her order behind when it was time to go . I did manage to call her back to pick it up .
Fran , Doug and I then went out for lunch at a cafe nearby
And here are two of the cards we worked on today .

Fran suggested this as the insert below .

and for the  last card

Well I  hope that you have enjoyed your visit here today .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne .

Monday, August 1, 2011

Another Big 200!

Hello there and a good Monday morning to you . Welcome to my room .Sorry I have been missing in action and have not posted since last Monday  but life got in the way .
Hi to new follower Avril . Hope that you find something interesting here and call again soon .
Thank you to Joyce , I think it was , who contacted Sandy  who was here with   Jane and myself  making cards yesterday . Joyce left a message for me regarding Lint on clothes after washing . Apparently a cup {?}
of vinegar in the last rinse cycle eliminates that problem ..I'll try that next wash ..
But ..I digress..
Make it Monday still  had over 200  inspirational entries last week .Thank you to all who help to make this just the greatest sharing of artistic endeavours ever, in my opinion.
Congratulations to both winners last week .
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.
On my side bar you will see names of other DT members where with just a click you will see more of their creations for this week . 
My card for this week is using  one of our sponsor's images .

OK,  OK , I hear you say " she's used this wheel barrow  before and you are right .
as a Father's Day card.  This time I have coloured with SU markers and used it in a more feminine setting . With papers, bow  and floral   bits from stash ,I used white gloss card as base .
This week we are sponsored by

You will find a fabulous range of Digi images over at Delicious Doodles. There is something there for any occassion.
The lovely Teri is offering a fabulous   prize of
4 digi images of winners choice
to the winning commentor this week.

Delicious Doodles -
And now for my pick of the week ..TRACEY

Well done Tracey .   Hope that you get lots of  visitors.
Thank you for sharing and joining us here at Make it Monday . 
And so that's it for this morning .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.