Friday, September 30, 2011

Hot wheels

Hi there blogging friends .Welcome to my room . Hope it is better weather where you are . Cold , wet and windy here in Adelaide . Getting set for a quiet long weekend here in South Australia , Doug and I.
Have you planned any special event ? Of course it is The Big Footy Weekend too , with the finals being played in Melbourne .. YAH!!......not   sorry to the two teams involved . Just not my cup of tea!

Tonight I'm sharing a simple card to enter it into some challenges .

Card base is SU Confetti White
Pacific Point for the tag with Whisper White and Daffodil Delight
gingham ribbon from stash
                                                              image from Kaszazz
                                                              part sentiment from SU , I Dig You .
I really like using Confetti White as card base  when I don't intend to colour image on Whisper White because of how the  matte finish on base helps to make the Whisper White stand out more .And I used PP blue instead of say Brilliant Blue for the same reasoning . I deliberately left off colouring because I wanted to highlight "cool " glasses and portray image  as a sketch.
Goblygook you say?    no...seriously!
Would like to enter this into these challenges .
Well that's it for tonight .See you here for Monday's post .Make it Monday
Catch you again soon , cheers for now, Shirley-Anne 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dress tie

Hi everyone . Welcome to my room .Awesome that you have popped in to browse. Hope that you like what you see. Hi there to new followers too , thank you for joining , I'll see you at your place soon .
The family has gone back home so our little unit is very quiet  now. Both Doug and I were so happy to see Michelle  [ our Daughter] and her family . The Grandsons were so good , happy to do lots of colouring in and play games on the computers when we were not doing touristy things . Our last day together was spent at a park nearby . The weather was almost perfect while they were here but has rained since they left ..
I have still quite a few comments to catch up on but will plough through them eventually .
Tonight I would like to share a card and an ATC .
25th Sept - 11th Challenge What Little Boys are made of or Anything Goes
over at

Please pop over to see the other  DT members  fantastic ATCs . and leave some blog love for them and then check out the entries .I'm sure they will all inspire  you and maybe you might create an ATC of your own .

For this male themed ATC I have chosen to use the SU set Totally Tool .
On top of a covering of DSP I paper pieced the tools with only the sentiment that came with the screwdriver added at bottom of tools .Markers and coloured pencils used .
And the card ..

This is one of the cards I used for my Tuesday morning card making ladies .And as I uploaded I see a smudge aahhhh !! I've had these tie brads for YEARS and I'm happy they are now on cards .The card stock used is SU , the  dsp is from new , Frightful Sight ,pkt.SU. The sentiment from new  SU , Happiest Birthday Wishes.
I am so looking forward to the Spring weather coming back ! Cold and wet here today . Hope that you all enjoy the rest of the week .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Still around for Monday

Wow !  It is Monday again . Hello everyone , welcome to my room .Thank you so much for calling in to browse my blog .
 Had you noticed that I have not blogged since last Monday? Had you missed me ? Well I tell you all something . I have missed you .
Sorry that I have missed so many comments / visitors but Doug and I have had our Daughter and her family from Queensland with us and although they are staying at a park nearby they have been with us everyday .
I think that I have hugged them all within an inch of their lives . Has been 12 months since last  we were together.
Of course family comes first but hopefully I can get back into the swing of DT duties quickly .
Starting today .

Sharing the card I made for today .

Apart from the pearl bling all material is from SU.
Image is from set , Elebration, SU
So here we go  now , it's time for a new Linky Party at Make it Monday.
Another week gone so congrats to last weeks winners .
And thank you  too, Lisa and MaryJ for taking good care of things while Michelle is having a break .
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).

For this week I have chosen a card from those entries that I had visited .

I liked the way Janice turned  around the sketch that she was following to " make this her own"
Some real inspiring creations to be found on Janice's blog so it's worth a visit .

Now come on I know you have something to share , we love to see your creations however CAS or elaborate .
Don't forget to pop on over to Make it Monday and check out the rest of the DT makes too.
Well that's all for now and as I said Hopefully I'll be on my way to your blog soon .
Cheers for now , catch you soon , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tess and Blooms on Monday .

Hello to you and you , oh , and especially to  you .Welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in . Hope that you like what you see.
Did you have the most fabulous weekend ? Doug and  I had a perfectly quiet weekend .  With no craft sessions for me we went for long walks and picnics in the park .
While the weather was truly Springlike I was inspired to create this card  with Tess and flowers .

 But now , it's time for a new Linky Party at Make it Monday.
Another week gone so congrats to last weeks winners .
This week we are Sponsored by

Sammi at

Mad For Markers -
And their prize - Copicendium Magazine

Copicendium - volume 1 - Click Image to Close
A mini magazine/ ideas book... chocked full of inspiration.  This volume of Copicendium is an A5 booklet with 20 pages showcasing projects created using Copic markers.. particularly focusing on colouring digi images with Copics
Now come on  I know you have something to share , we love to see your creations however CAS or elaborate .
Don't forget to pop on over to Make it Monday and check out the rest of the DT makes too.
And now to the section of  posting  that I really really enjoy writing  , Vintage monochrome my pick of the week . I could not go past this Superb male card by Deonna
Vintage and monochrome. Please go on to see what other amazing projects are there to inspire you and leave some blog love for Deonna.

Card base is Old Olive with layers of dsp from Cheerful Treat.
Nesties as frame adhered together then embossed with dot folder together.
Tess from Tote-Ally Tess, SU
Copics..E37, E33, E21,  B24, B00, R29, skin ,E00. Black 100.
Flowers and leaves from my stash.
                My card may be suitable to enter these challenges
 That's all for now folks
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cherished Moments

Hello blogging pals . Thank you for calling in to see me . Welcome to my room .
No craft girls this weekend as there is so much on for everyone .Me as well as  I have no more work space on my desk and I have a mountain of cards that need inserts put in . But I  did find time to make some cards last night . One for Monday morning's post for Make it Monday . Have you entered  a papercraft project yet ?  Love to see something from you .

But I will share this one now .
This one is especially for some challenges I've found for " any thing goes " I'm afraid that the card and dsp are all retired SU stuff.
The sentiment is new , " You're Cherished " and the two butterflys from set " Kindness Matters"
I had some leaf and flowers punched already so just used marker to colour and curled the petals then added a rhinestone for centres.
I'm hoping this card fits the following challenges ..
That's it for now . Enjoy your weekend everyone .  See you Monday .
catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Floral get well

Hi there . Welcome to my room . Well another fun craft day for me at home with two friends , Fran and Sandy .  " Thank you very much " say I  in my very best Elvis impersonation ...for the benefit of Fran , an Elvis tragic ..LOL
Just a couple of cards to share  tonight .

This one is one of my fav cards that  I  have made in a while .The base card is Bashful Blue , SU. When I opened this pack of DSP , Cheerful Treat , I loved each and every sheet so am quite excited about sharing this first card from it . I used a  scallop circle nestie to frame this new stamp, Button Buddies SU  Markers were used to colour vase and flowers and black rhinestone for the  flower centres .  The get well sentiment is from  Teeny Tiny Sentiments SU .
I'd like to enter this into
and the second for tonight is from SU .Simply Sent Sweet Moments.

This kit  contains enough material to make 8 cards . I made this one using the example shown in the catalogue but the next one I  can add some touches of my own . The sentiment on tag is from You're Cherished set .

For the inside I added dsp and  a scallop circle  nestie .
That will do for tonight ,thanks for calling in .I loved having you here .  Hope that you are having a great week crafting away to your heart's content .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne .
The first card may or may not be suitable for challenges at

Monday, September 12, 2011

Season of Cheer

Hi there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in , I hope you stay a while and find something inspiring , or at least interesting . Double welcome to new follower , thanks for choosing to follow my blog .
More cold weather here in Adelaide . Secretly  I dont mind because  I get to craft away in my room but poor DH gets cabin fever .Not being able to gopher outside and not allowed to drive the car means that his entertainment is limited to PC , TV  or wireless . So roll on warmer weather . Get well wishes to one of my craft friends , Jane , who normally comes here on Sunday [ yesterday ] but was not well enough .Sandy and I crafted Sunday afternoon away and enjoyed each others company .
Here it is Monday , the beginning of another Make it Monday ..where we can share each others compny in blogland..I so love Mondays as DT Member of Make it Monday .
My card to share this week , using an image from our sponsor is another Christmas card .I KNOW ..I did say that I thought the last one would be the last one but ...well ...make allowances , I'm old . LOL
I just need more practice at colouring images . I'd love it if you could pay all the DT member's blogs as they are all so talented and you will find some stunning creations.

I stamped image on watercolour paper and coloured with watercolour pencils adding a little Kindyglitz on wings . A couple of rub-ons for sentiment and embellishing .
On a card base of Real Red , SU , I layered some dsp then a panel of more dsp before adding image from  our sponsor
Ladybug Crafts Ink -

Kerry is generously offering the winning commentor a stamp of their choice to the value of £6.50

To be in with a chance to win any week's prize all you need to do is leave a comment for one or more of the entries  of the week and let them know you saw their creation on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning

And last week there were more winners as we celebrated our 1st Birthday here at Make it Monday .
Congratulations to all of last week's winners .
And finally My pic of the week .Wow this is so hard . You know what blogland does have talent!!
Not only was I impressed with the front of this stunning creation but you should see the inside as well .It is inspirational . pop over and say hi to Sarah .Tell her I sent you .
   Well thats it for today but I am looking forward to blog hopping to see what you all enter this week .
                            Catch you later , cheers for now , Shirley-anne.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Full Payload

Hi there , welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in . Hope that the weather is kinder where you are .
It is so cold and wet here in Adelaide today that one would be forgiven for thinking that it was Winter here instead of Spring .
Hey,  also , a huge welcome to new follower . I hope that you always enjoy your visits to my blog .
Just a quick post as I still have one more kit to make for Sandy and Jane tomorrow .
I will share one of tomorrows cards  now , which I  hope you like .

Had to scan because there was no sunshine today . All created from SU products this time . Night of Navy for card base . DSP from SU . Image and sentiment from set , I Dig You , using markers to colour .Whisper White and Real Red for image and sentiment .
I am sure one of  our grandsons will love this one .
Now off to make another card and if time to comment on some of those wonderful craft blogs that I love to visit .
Catch you Monday Morning for Make it Monday DT post . Have you remembered that we celebrate our 1st Birthday ...?
Cheers for now , catch you later , Shirley-Anne .

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

She's apples !

Hi there , welcome to my room . Hello especially  to another  new follower , Jane .
How's your week going? Just the usual mundane day to day happenings or have you created something of note ? Come on then , share it with me in a link in your comment so that  I can pop over and have a look .
Was to have a hair cut today but my hairdresser has been called away  and  cancelled appointment . So after Doug and I had gophered [ me walking ] for  our regular coffee,  I had all afternoon to play in my room .
Mostly  I  caught up on some commenting , read , researching , some craft magazines and wrote in some  cards for
" September"  birthdays .
But they  are  already " blog  posted cards "  so have this one to share tonight .
Card base is Always Artichoke , SU. The background is some dsp brayered with 'Well Worn Words' in Soft  Suede. The image is from [ I'm pretty sure] Graphic 45. Happy Birthday , annabelle stamps ,  has been stamped  in Soft Suede on Certainly Celery card and punched out with Word window punch . The Spiral Punch was used on left side of  dsp., while the other  edges  were distressed .
All in all a pleasant day here . Hope yours was the same .Thanks for  calling in .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Just living

Hi there , welcome to my room . Hope that you enjoy your visit . Thanks for calling in and if you have left some comment thank you for that too . Some times if you are  making a quick visit and don't have time for a comment , may be you would like to tick a box to say you liked the card or you found it interesting ..
Was not as nice a day here but enjoyed the company of two friends this morning for a little card making , a cuppa and lots of chit chat .
Fran has joined my challenge to make 50 Christmas cards by 1st December and as she does not have a blog brings along her cards to add to her tally for me to photograph .
And here are her lot for this week .

On my side bar you will see the names of those who have joined in as well and if you click on their names you can visit them too.
One of todays cards that I share tonight  has a Kaszazz image .
Could not take decent photo outside today as it was too dull .
So scanned it instead . The base card is SU Cajun Craze. DSP from my stash .Image was " inked " with various markers .I just sponged edges with Basic Brown ink . Not sure that I like the Font of the sentiment but I do like the words .
Just living is not enough
One must have
Sunshine  freedom
and a little flower.
While Fran , Sandy and I were crafting,  Doug went out  on his gopher for a coffee and just managed to dodge the showers . Thank heavens for that ! We have a few more days of cooler weather to come so it seems as though Spring has sprung somewhere else for a while . Can't wait for consistant warmer weather as I have put on a few pounds over Winter and need to get back to walking more .
Well that's it for now , thanks again for calling in .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne .

Monday, September 5, 2011

Spring Sunshine for a special Monday .

Hi there blogging pals .
Welcome to my room . Special thank you to the new followers who have joined my blog .I hope that you call in again soon .I love all the comments I receive and I try to return the visits,  but if I  don't get to you , please know that I appreciate you leaving kind words .
What a glorious start to Spring here in Adelaide ..Sunshine  and birds are singing/ chattering ,  in the trees at my back door wish you could hear them too .
 My card this morning , for this very special Monday at Make it Monday

Card and paper from SU .Coloured with various markers and the sentiment is so old the name has worn off the block sorry . I could have made the flowers brighter I know but I wanted the focus to  be on the image .
I have used one of the fantastic Digi images from this week's sponsor .
Sniffing Daisys , from ..

You will find an exciting   range of Digi images over at Delicious Doodles. There is something there for all occassions.
The  talented  Teri is offerring  a fabulous prize of
                                                     4 digi images of winners choice
                                                                                   to the winning commentor this week.
To be in with a chance to win this week's prize all you need to do is leave a comment for one or more of the entries this week and say that  you saw their creation on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.
                                             Now for the extra special news from Michelle . 
"It is a very exciting and  special week for us here at Make It Monday, we are celebrating our FIRST BIRTHDAY!!
Because the success of this weekly linky party is built on the creativity, inspiration and encouragement of the entrants each week we thought we would like to say a big thank you by having a BLOG HOP with two fabulous prizes up for grabs.
Now while it will be business as usual for MIM with a fabulous prize from our sponsor this week for the winning commenter there will also be some extra chances to win.
There are prizes on two MYSTERY DESIGN TEAM MEMBER'S blogs!

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes is visit each DT member's blog and leave a Happy Birthday message.
Prizes will be drawn by the DT members and announced on their blogs next week.
Good luck! and thanks again for all your wonderful support!"

Well done Michelle , I am so proud of you and your blogland endeavours and successes . Good luck and best wishes for the future .

And finally but no less exciting ,  my pic of the week  is SUE .

Now Sue said that her DH  did not think it was Christmassy . Well , when you pop over to have a look,  be sure to let Sue know if you think he's wrong!!.
Now don't forget to check out Make it Monday for more details on the blog hop and candy , then add your entry .I look forward to seeing what you come up with .

Catch you later , cheers for now , Shirley-anne

Friday, September 2, 2011

Just purrrfect for you

Hi every one .Welcome to my room .It is very late so this may be Friday not Thursday's post . Thanks for calling in .
Just going to share a card I made the other day for to make into  a kit for a craft  session with friends .
Loved this little pussy cat from Inkadinkado. I stamped this in Basic Black onto Whisper White and paper pieced  it before adhering  onto frame that holds the sentiment from Stamp-It.
Well just as I thought ! it is now Friday .Wow time flies . Hope that you have some wonderful memory making moments planned for the weekend ahead. The weather here in Adelaide is going to be fine and sunny so  I can see lots of walking in my weekend as Doug will want to gopher about our parks again .
Catch you later , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne .