Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Enjoy the ride

Hi there ,welcome to my room .Thanks for calling in and I hope that you like what you see . On my side bar you will see a few of my favourite blogs that I try to visit often . Please feel free to click on them and see some papercraft  artist who are reasonably new and some who are more advanced in the field of paper art.
Also at the top of my post you will see my followers . Most of them have the link to their blogs in their profile so if you click on their picture you will find your way to their blog . These are the places  where I find my inspiration and although I don't step out of my comfort zone often , I do know that I have a gallery of amazing cards to peruse at the click of my mouse .
Today I share a card which I made for my friends Fran and Sandy to make here  on Tuesday morning .
Baja Breeze SU for base card with front covered with DSP from stash on desk .Diecut frames in Whisper White , Chocolate Chip , blue and green card .  Image and sentiment from  Deadbeat Designs in the United States . 
                                                              Hope you like it .
                                                           Thank you again for calling in .
                                                            Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Hello and welcome to my room . Hope that you and yours are well .
A quick post tonight as I  just really wanted to welcome two new followers .
 who has joined myself on the DT for

which hopefully will be up and running fully really soon .
And also welcome to Scattychick
Now this is funny ..Sandy is a queen of ATCs you know mini works of art and Michelle [ scattychick] is queen of scrapbook  pages which is 12'x12" large art.
If you get the chance please visit them and let them know I introduced you to them .
Before I close I will share a card .
No sentiment yet as I'm not sure what I  will need it for .
It could be Congrats or Happy  something ...
Card base is Pretty in Pink SU . Some dsp from stash . Choc Chip and Whisper White SU
Embossing and nestabilities used and just a flower from stash to embellish .
Hope you like .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Being Subtle for Monday

Is it just four weeks to Christmas ? No way ..cant be !! Let me check..
OH ME... OH MY , It's true . There have been times this past 12 months, while Doug was fully dependant on  me ,  when I thought that time was dragging  by . But lately I've been thinking that there has only been 12 hours in a day . LOL.   Really though,  with all our children living so far away and them  only having short break over the holidays we will spend a very quiet  Christmas at home .
Oh, hello ,   have you been waiting at my door for long?
Sorry to keep you waiting . Please come in and  welcome to my room . I do have something to share .
This  being my DT post  for Make it Monday,  I  have used some digi paper from our sponsor for this week's  Linky Party
This is just the worst photo but best I could get .

 Back ground  digi paper is from Cupcake Cards&Craft. Subtle image [ bird in a tree] is a tag from KaiserCraft Journal Tags which I placed on a diecut frame.A gold sticker sentiment [ happy birthday ] used .  Pearls, Bow and flowers from my stash . No stamps were used in this creation  so I  hope it will be entered into  CHALLENGE #5 - TREES
This week we are sponsored by the lovely Mandy over at

The wonderful prize this week is a CD with the winner's choice of 4 collections!
 If you would like  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!
Then , if you can , pop over to the DT 's blogs to see their  fabulous projects .Truly , these ladies are wonderful papercraft artists .
The hardest task for all DT members is choosing an entry to feature on their Make it Monday post .I know that just like me , they find  it hard to choose from so many amazing , inspiring entries .  . 
 I have chosen   number 188

Loved this because it is so bright and cheery and the parcels make great embellishments .
Well that's it for now , thank you for calling in .I hope that you have enjoyed the browsing and will pop in again soon .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne
Entering my card into  CHALLENGE #5 - TREES

Friday, November 25, 2011

In the Kitchen

Hi there , welcome to my room . I love to see you here and I hope that you find something of interest  while you are browsing . Hope too that you leave some blog love and a link back to you , cause I do try to return the visit .Welcome too, a new follower , Hanneke, 
Hanneke likes to keep learning new things crafty .If you visit her blog watch out for her knitted egg warmers.

So busy as of late that I have not posted since Monday and actually not much crafting done either .Had one of  our  sons stay for a while to do some odd jobs around our unit .
But I will share just one  card I did manage to make
sorry the photo is not good as it was dark and gloomy today and even with light over card in my craft room perfection was not achieved .
All material used in the production of this card came from SU . AND was on or near my desk !

It is my sister's  80 something  Birthday soon and she was always a wizz in the kitchen .
So this will be for her .
Thanks again for calling in .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Christmas card for Monday

Hi there . Welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in . Those of you who have visited and left kind words , I thank you and please know that I read and appreciate every comment .
I am posting for The linky Party for Make it Monday today and the card I share is this one

Base card is Cherry Cobbler, SU.
I layered  and diecut TopNote some dsp from Christmas Cheer set , SU .
Added some snowflake self adhesive diecuts from same pk.
The image , by Lindsay Mason and Funstamps, has been paperpieced onto topnote  and
is part of some candy that I won  from Anne-Marie recently .
I have coloured with copics .
Also added snow from Snow-Tex from DecorArt.
And some rhinestone sparkle from my stash

Dont worry Anne-Marie this one is not the one that's on its way to you
This week Make it Monday is sponsored by ..


                                                            Emma is offering a £10 voucher to her store.

To be in with a chance to win this week's  prize from Crafty Emma's Store,  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!
And don't forget to visit each of the Design Team members' blogs to see who they have chosen as their favourite from last week's entries.
Congrats to last weeks winners and good luck to you if you have your entry in this week .
Which brings you to my pick which is ..Sherryn                                          

What a perfect example of the spotlight technique . Thanks for sharing Sherryn , hope we see another of your creations again this week .
.Please pop over and say hi , check out Sherryn 's blog and let her know that you saw her card here .
Well I dont think that I have forgotten anything .
See you on Make it Monday , cant wait to see what you will share next! .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sweet lace.

Hi there every-one .Welcome to my room .Hope that your weekend has been wonderful and that you and yours are enjoying good health . I've had a quiet time as there were no  craft classes either day .Therefore I have managed a fair bit of stamping and blog browsing . But of course Doug saw his chance to plead for more time out walking [ him gophering] to our parks which I love to do anyway .

One of the projects  I managed to finish was my  ATC, as DT member  and post  for  the new challenge at ATC Challenge blog .Background paper , corner punch and lace from SU . Flower , brad and Sweet tag from stash . Hope you like .

                                                              Design Team Member here
ATC stands for Artists trading card which were originally given by artists as a sample of their works. They are bits of card that measure 3.5 x 2.5 inches exactly. You decorate one side using a range of techniques and then write on the back a title for it, the date and who its made by.
It is early days yet for this fledging challenge blog and only a few entries so your chances of winning are some what higher .
Judie to choose - I would like to see lace used somewhere on your ATC That's the challenge this time .Why dont you pop over to ATC Challenge blog  to read the rules and check out what wonders the other DT members have to share and be inspired to enter your ATC . I will  look forward to checking out what you share with us

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

Monday, November 14, 2011

Early showers.

Gosh , I wish the weather would be consistant ! Here in Adelaide it is all over the place .My clothes drawers have Winter and Summer clothes in them  ..I  cant seem to put cold weather gear away just yet!
Hello craft buddies , welcome to my hobby room .
It is time for Make it Monday post .
And here is the card I made for today .

This week we are sponsored by the wonderful Emma who owns Pollycrafts, the home of fun, original hand drawn images for use in your crafting projects!

The winner gets to choose 5 single digis of their choice!

Emma sent an image for me to play with

  This image  is called " Nice Weather for Ducks" I coloured with copics . A mixture of Kindy Glitz and SU crystal effects on the umbrella made it look plastic and wet. ..I hope . Do you think?
And the same  for the puddle with a touch of red  with  the blender tip gave a reflection of the red  gumboots .
Do you think that I got it?
Can't wait to see what the other DT ladies are sharing this week , can you ?
Congrats to the winners of last week's Linky Party.
  To be in with a chance to win this week's fab 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!
And don't forget to visit each of the Design Team members' blogs to see who they have chosen as their favourite from last week's linky party.
My pick is Sarah-Jane

Hi Sarah-Jane .Your delightful card has a vintage shabby chic feel to it , in my opinion .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Now lastly but not least important ,I get to welcome new DT member ,

Now all that needs to be said is ...What are you waiting for ? We are all waiting to see what papercraft  project you share with us this week . So , I'll see you there?
     Catch you again soon ,cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Anchor away.

                                                  Hello there , welcome to my room . Hope that you and yours are well .Just a perfect  Spring day in Adelaide .Not much crafting done over the last couple of days . Simply too much to do . Had to take our little dog Jacki to the vet to have some little warty things taken off and of course there was a bit of TLC when she came home . Today I had a craft friend over for some scrap booking  and then of course there is the blog browsing and catching up with comments .Talking of blogging , I must welcome a couple more followers .Thank you , LOZ
                                                      1CardCreator, Diane,
I hope that we do keep in touch .
My card for today is another CAS card as is my style .I really did try to add some embellishments but had nothing nautical so left it as is .

All card and ink  are  from SU, the base card being Pacific Point .  The background  DSP is  Nautical Expidition SU , and all images from The Open Sea, set SU .
This card will be for our coffee maker at the cafe Doug and I go to every morning for our hot and strong flat white . One of few places that accommodate a gopher .
                                                " Life doesn't have to be perfect
                                                    in order to be wonderful."
                                                                                             --Annette Funicello.
Well I hope that you are enjoying your weekend . Sunday soon so must close and publish this .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now,  Shirley-Anne

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A craft morning

Hi there blogging pals . Welcome to my room . A glorious day here in Adelaide .A few light showers in the morning but not heavy enough to keep Doug indoors . He went off on his gopher while I set up my craft table ready for Fran and Sandy . We had a lovely morning crafting while chatting about this and that .it was funny but every now and then something would be said that reminded one or all of us about  the words of a song .I think we went through all the tunes in the movie ' South Pacific '. A senior moment here ,,help me out Sandy I think that was the name .You know the one with the song " I'm going to wash that man right outa my hair" And we would all burst into song and laughter.
Any way these are the cards we made today .
no recipe really just what was handy ..

Hope that your week is bringing you smiles and a happy heart.

If you see someone with out a smile , give them one of yours .

Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne

Monday, November 7, 2011

Birthday Time

Hi there . Welcome to my room . Welcome to my blog a new follower and a new blogger ..Nat . hope that you always enjoy your visits .
It is a little cooler this morning thank heavens especially when going for a three k walk . We had a taste of Summer over the weekend in the mid 30's . Whew , what is Summer going to be like? ..
Hope that you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready to share some more of your  creations past and/ or present over at Make it Monday .
My card to share this morning is a B/card for a male

                                   Very Vanilla card base,  Scallop circle  Naturals Ivory and dsp SU
                                             Green card from stash ,punched with SU , Dotted ScallopRibbon Border.
                                   Bow is from Baker's twine from stash .
                                                  Clock image is from Stamp-It and sentiment from SU
Make it Monday's Linky Party  is sponsored this week by  the fabulously talented Andrea over at

Prize - $20.00 Gift Voucher
Now all of us would love to see your   amazing projects and after you have entered I hope that you can pop over to the DT member's blogs and see what they have produced JUST FOR YOU!
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 now it is my pleasure to show you my pic from last weeks entries .

This would brighten up any rainy day , don't you agree?
Well I hope you have enjoyed what you see here and are now full of inspirational ideas for your entry .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mermaid and bubbles

Hello Hello Hello . Are you free?
Free to stay a while that is.  It is Sunday , the weekend is all but over .Hope that there has been some happy moments for you .
Welcome to my room as I share another ATC with you .Do you create ATCs ? Well if you do then pop over to here  and see The DT members ATCs and be inspired.  And there are changes afoot regarding prizes from sponsors and challenge times /rules so please check.
The theme this fortnight is either Anything Goes ...
as in an ATC project with anything on it .NOT    AnythingGoes in papercraft project .
OR if you can something with Mermaids I chose a mermaid theme .

                                                            Loved making this one!
Began with layer of Cristina Re Luxury Linen Paper
Added clear bubble stickers . Found a mermaid image on clipart ,printed it ,cut out and adhered to ATC. Just sponged the edges with blue
See,   how easy is this ?
Love to see what you have entered .
Catch you again soon ,cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Creative Wednesday

Hello there , welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in . Hope you like what you see of my simple creations . It is a glorious day in Adelaide .
                         " Each day has something special,
                            Some joy or souvenir
                           It might be gone tomorrow
                           So enjoy it while it's here"
Here's hoping that where ever you are , the weather is being  as kind .
My card  shared today is one I made with some friends the other day .
I imagined the lady in this image is contemplating what her future holds .
Now I am sorry but this was made from part sheets of paper and card and I cant remember from whence they came . The sentiment however , is from Hero Arts . The image is from Stampendous , a cling rubber image .A diecut set was used for frames , while the flowers and bow are from my stash .
I am hoping this card will be suitable for these challenges .  #136,  Borders and Frames [ ends Nov 5th]  #55 Anything Goes [ends Sunday ]

Enjoy the rest of your week , " Put yesterday behind you
                                                          It's gone and wont come back "
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne