Monday, October 31, 2011

Handyman Bear

Here it is Monday , again! Wow , can't believe it .
Welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in to browse .I hope that you like my efforts enough to call in again.   How was your weekend ? Packed full of  happy   memory making moments , I hope .
 If you are feeling blue because life has thrown you a curve ball or you are not  enjoying good health then ,I am sending you , especially you,  warm wishes for a little sunshine , lots of love and the hugest hug you ever had!
Now being Monday I get to wear my   Make it Monday   DT member hat and
The card  I  share today is showcasing a little image which was sent to me from our sponsor this week .
  Handyman Bear from  .............................................................................................................

Most of my grandchildren are boys but all a little old for this card , BUT I thought any craft Nanna would love this cute bear for someone near and dear .
There are many more such beautiful images found amongst Di's Digidownloads.

Here is a little background from Di
I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!
Di is generously offering the winner of this weeks
 Make it Monday Linky Party       5 Digis of their choice
 Congrats to all the winners from last weeks amazing entries . From these exciting and inspirational projects and after agonising for ages last night I have chosen is IRENE , no.178

I chose Irene's card because I loved the use of the exquisite  vellum and I thought she showcased that rugged snowman so well . Please visit her blog and let her know you saw her card here . Don't forget  also to visit the other talented DT member's blogs to check out their amazing creations .
I look forward to seeing what you come up with for your entry to this weeks Make it Monday .
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 let them know you saw their creation on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
So there you go    got something to share?
 Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Friday, October 28, 2011

End of week

Hi there , I love that you have called in .Hope that you leave a note to let me know .
Welcome to my room .Have been in and out of here all day but have achieved nothing ..blogger has been aweful today .Sad that I have lost a couple of followers , hope that you still pop in from time to time but then I have a new follower in Sonia  , thank you Sonia Hope you visit again soon .
Hope that you have a great weekend coming up .May be some Christmas shopping ? Not far away now , is it?
My card for today is another of the Party Ladies .

Colour Sage for the card base
Embossed some blue scrap card before layering on dsp. with distressed edges .
Stamped lady onto Whisper White, coloured with copics  and cut out then layered that onto some Cristina Re paper .
Embellished with ribbon and rhinestones , leaf and flowers from my stash .
Hope you like it . Have a great weekend everyone .
Will look around for challenges that this may suit .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Monday, October 24, 2011

Time to smell the roses

Hi there . Here I  am totally excited to share Monday morning with you all .
Top of the day to you . Hope that you and yours are well . Welcome to my room .
Did you have a great weekend ? Mine was very quiet as I had no crafting friends over , so it was just Doug ,  Jacki, the dog and me . Lots of housework and walking with Doug .
I did manage a little craft time of course

This is another image from Party Ladies, coloured with copics and layered onto a doily.
The polka dot paper is from October Afternoon , Cherry Pie.
The card base is Poppy Parade , SU.
I have left off a sentiment because I can add one later when I decide what it will be used for .
And now  from Party Lady to Monday Linky party

Our Sponsor this week over at Make it Monday's linky Party is Emma,
This week Emma is offering a $10  voucher.
There are new products arriving all the time so always something to whet your craft  appetite should you decide to pop in to see Emma.
And while you are blogging around please call in with a word or two for the DT ladies who have created some wonderful works to share .
Now my pick from last weeks entries is
Barbara  with this beautiful page .  It really did give me a warm and fuzzy feeling .

Well done Barbara . If you liked this then you are going to love the other stunning creations on her blog .
 Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
And on that note , I'll let you go but I  hope to see what you have come up with for this week when you  share  your fabulous creation on Make it Monday .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Vintage for ATC

Sunday night and I am late again ..Judie will be dissappointed with me .
Hi every one hope that you have had a great weekend .
ATC Challenge 13 is for vintage theme or anything goes
But it must be an ATC please .
This my ATC

                                                   I began with a layer of blue vintage paper from my stash . .I distressed the edges then added the vintage image from a Hot off the Press 8"x8" book of vintage images and papers .I then added some rhinestones as embellishments
Love to see your ATCs so check out the challenge blog and the DT members have some inspirational ones to whet your craft appetite  to get you going .
See you there
Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne

Friday, October 21, 2011

Stylish in hat and coat

Hello blog pals .Welcome to my room . I do so love it when you call in . I appreciate the visit and I hope what you see in this post or  older makes your browsing worth while .
Thank you,  to Nina , as she is a new follower and is  a talented papercrafter I have visited .
Have rummaged through my scraps box and found enough black card stock to make a small square card . I usually only use black cs as a mat for some image or other paper .

Basic Black card base DSP from SU pk. Mocha Morning .The dark piece is a design with black flocking . I love it as an added piece of texture .
Image from Party Ladies , Creative Expressions, coloured with Copics ..E00, B00, BG01
Flowers, brad  and  heart  stickpin from my stash .
                     Hope to be able to enter this card into some challenges like

Enjoy the rest of your day / evening of crafting
                Catch you again soon,  cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy Day

Hello everyone . How are you all ? Wow,  it was  very hot  here in Adelaide today so it was a rest day , no excersion for Doug . Then its  back to cooler weather tomorrow ...never know what clothes to put out for next day here ..

Welcome to my room tonight for just a quick post . I had in my stash a few images that I have cut from old ..and I mean really old , dress making patterns . I used some Sizzix adhesive sheet because image is so thin that any other glue might have torn it .
Love recycling ..

                                           All material apart from image is SU
                                                          Sentiment is SU , Friendly Phrases .
This card may be entered into these challenges [ the sentiment is stamped?]

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

Monday, October 17, 2011

Today is Dedicated to Hubby

                      Well the weekend is over and a new week well on it's way .
                          Make it Monday linky Party will be in full swing by now .
                     Hope that you are going to join in and share a card as well as help spread some  blog love .
Click here to find inspiration .
Hello everyone .Hope that you and yours are well and happy . Welcome to my room , where I share just a few of the cards I make . My style is CAS  , and I rarely venture too far from my comfort zone . Having said that I hope that you enjoy your visit here .
Twelve months ago Doug suffered a major stroke . Many of my followers will remember .
I will dedicate this post to my Husband, Doug,  as we celebrate his continuing recovery  and him being a stroke survivor . Each day is a" special day "to us both and we choose to celebrate every day !

The card I have today says it all .When Michelle , our Daughter was here, just recently with her family ,we all went to the Zoo . That was  a major outing with family for Doug , hence the animals ..
Card base is SU Pacific Point
The sentiment is from a set from Just by Jesta.
The animals from SU set  Zoo Review.
Markers were used to colour
On Make it Monday blog you will find the names of the DT members who have all created  awesome projects for you , so I hope that you will visit them .Truly it will be worth it.
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.
                                                           And our sponsor for this week is
 "My Mums Craft Shop started in late 2010 but since the start of 2011 we have expanded the company and now have thousands of products in stock and online. We specialise in rubber stamping products for cardmakers and scrapbookers. We have hundreds of different stamps available from various worldwide stamp companies including - CC Designs, La La Land Crafts, My Favorite Things, Stampavie, Whimsy Stamps, Whiff Of Joy to name but a few. We add new products on a daily basis to our ever expanding ranges - check out our blog for the latest info."
The fabulous prize being offered this week is £10 Gift Voucher
My pleasure now to choose an entry from last week ...

So pretty and frilly , so pink and feminine with a touch of bling . .
That is it for now . Hope to see you when I do my rounds of comments on Make it Monday .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Just saying Hello

Hello ,welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in .
Marjorie is a new follower,  , Hi there Marjorie.
I don't get around to all the comments that I  should but please be assured I appreciate all the blog love left for me and I'll do what I can, visiting you and  commenting  as often as I can .

 Are you happy that it is Friday ?
Being retired it seems like that every day is a weekend to Doug and myself. So nothing special planned for us over the weekend just walks , coffee and a bit of craft .
I was playing today with some new SU stamps,  Flower Fest.

The greeting is from Lucy's Stamps in Handsome Hunter ink .
Dsp , paper lace and card from stash on my desk .
Too late now to hunt for suitable challenges so will do that over weekend and edit post then .
Have a super weekend .
This card may be entered into these challenges
Catch you again soon , cheers for now ., Shirley-anne.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Zoom for man .

Hi there ,blog friends . Welcome to my room . Thanks to June for becoming a new follower .
So chuffed that you have  made it here to see me  .I hope that you let me know you have called in by leaving a little note .That way I can visit you too and find inspiration from your wonderful creations .
Fabulous Spring day here in Adelaide just right for long walks . And that's just what Doug and I did today .
Hey , have you checked on my side bar lately at the Christmas card challenge .There are 4 ladies with 50 made already .Well done to all those who are taking part . Their names have a link to their blogs so feel free to click and visit them too as I am sure they would love to see you .
Now Fran has joined through an email and has 6 more to show you tonight as I add them to her tally.
Fabulous cards Fran ,thanks so much for sharing .
Also there was another from mamapez5 which you can see here
And now to my card for tonight .
I have lots of grandsons so need to have a few cards on hand and I know of at least 5 who would love this .
All SU product tonight . Greeting and images  from I Dig You , SU
I used markers to colour
This was one of my kits shared with Fran and Sandy on Tuesday . I think Sandy and I were having senior moments [Although I am much older than Sandy ]  as we both forgot to colour the wheels in on our images at first and had to redo . Much raucus laghter was the result and Doug said he could hear us all the way down the driveway to the gate . OOPS!! We live in a retirement village so what would the neighbours think?

Well there you go,  another few minutes shared with friends . Life is good and I am lucky to have you all in my life .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hello Baby

Hello and welcome to my room .  Hope that you will  enjoy  browsing and I am  so glad that you have popped in . Please don't be shy , say hello and leave some blog love .
Thank you too  old and new followers .
Did you have a great weekend with precious time spent  amongst  family and friends ?  Doug and I had a late night Friday night watching DVDs and slept in Saturday morning , so late in fact I had to cancel a little scrapbooking session with a friend . I will have to catch up with my friend soon . Sunday afternoon was spent with Jane and Sandy making cards and reading magazine and SU catalogue.

Donning my Make it Monday  DT hat , now, I would like to share my card  ,  featuring some digi paper that this week's  sponsor supplied.

A simple card as is my style . The colourful  background paper I printed out is  supplied by

Mandy is so kindly offering the Primrose Path digi paper collection to our winner!

Thank you Mandy .
Please , if you can , visit the other DT ladies to see and be inspired by the projects they are sharing for Make it Monday .
Will you be entering our linky party  for Make it Monday ? I'd love to see some of your creativity as well .
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 and also your own  entry  could be a winner and  be featured next week ..  
 And now to the most enjoyable section of this posting  but equally the hardest to do . My pick of the last  weeks entries is  SUE
with this little beauty .I loved all the glitter on this cute fun  image

Pop over to Sue , let her know that you saw her creation here as my pic of the week and leave here some blog love too .
Well off now for a walk .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Owl be .

Hi there , you .You're looking rather chirpy today . Good to see you smiling .
No Spring weather again today here in Adelaide .So no long walks today only crafting in my room . SIGH ! Never mind I'll try to make the best of it . ...Yeah , right , that will be hard ....not.
Any way quick post cause  I am on a roll with card making and  I would like to make two more .
I hope my card will suit this challenge
Dawny from her post said ;
So onto this week and it is of course a special week for us as we are 4 today :)
[Happy Birthday from me]
So we are having a bit of a celebration and we hope you’ll join us for a blog hop.
We have prizes along the way and there are also giveaways on some of the DT blogs as well so be sure to check out each and every blog peeps cos you never know what you might find :)))oooo.
As this is the first challenge of the month we have our usual
Anything Goes theme
with the option of adding something punched

Whisper White card base .Owl from Punch Bunch  set SU , Punched with owl punch SU . Eyes and wings cut from 2nd stamping and 3D onto 1st image .Greeting from SU Happiest Birthday Wishes . Felt flower and brad from SU . DSP from Melody Collection .
Hope you like it
This card may be entered into this challenge . 
Anything Goes theme  with the option of adding something punched.
                               Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Time for Monday

Oh boy this week is a haze , went by like greased lightning .
Monday and October !!
Hello old friends and new . Welcome to my room . Hope that you and yours are well . On Saturday   I had a lovely afternoon with a craft friend who has some old family photos to scrap book . We managed  to do one page and prepare for two more .Quite a change from card making . This weekend is a holiday long weekend so lots more time for craft .
But, as a DT member ,  I did manage a card for this morning and Make it Monday .
Here  I have used an image supplied by our sponsor for this week , male campervan . That sponsor being ....
Beth is generously offering 4 images of winners choice

The entries last week were as always just stunning . I can't believe that there are so many talented  papercraft artists out in blogland . Congrats to the winners from last week . I hope that you will enter something this week as I'd love to  see your papercraft project. When you are in at Make it Monday check out the other DT creations , they are awesome .

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.
Now my pic of the week is ...oh,  so hard ..I'd really like to pick them all ...but

I chose this because of its simplicity , clean and simple easle card . Just my style ..but   Claire has some Girly cards and super little boy's cards to show on her blog too so please pop over and say hello .

Now before I go I'd like to show you my card again because  I would really like your opinion .
After I  had photographed it I thought of something I could add .Now I have a habit of adding just one more thing to a card and spoiling it so this " piece of highway is /can be tempory .If you think it's too much I can take it away .

What do you think?? Too much?
This card may be entered into this challenge
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.