Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Hi there .great to see you here .Thanks for calling in .Welcome to my room .
Not much chatter today as I am a little behind with commenting and card making . All good here though . Thoroughly enjoyed Christmas day and I hope you did too .
Today I  made a quick card for a challenge or two if  I can find one that my card will fit

Soft Suede as card base .Images from Graphic45 All paper from desk top
A little embossing and distressing as texture .

Challenges I hope to enter ..

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

Monday, December 26, 2011

Zoom Zoom to Monday Linky Party

Hi there , welcome to my room . Well , here it is THE DAY AFTER. Hope that you all had just the best Christmas Day ever...How many of us will have left overs on the menu for days ? I wonder how many of us will have sifted through the wrapping papers before throwing away , thinking that we can use some for craft.
Any way thanks for calling in , even though you are probably still busy .A mention too for a new follower ,Scrappin Mama  A fine selection of sweet cards for you to check out if you are browsing on line . Thanks for joining as a follower , hope you call in again soon and see something that makes your visit worth while
Now it is my favourite day of the week MONDAY and another Linky Party to welcome you to
My card to share is one using an image from our sponsor for this week .
And   Prize - $10 store voucher
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!
CONGRATS to last weeks winners

Here I have used Biker Bear

For the inside
Now if you do have some R&R time please pop over to the DT ladies too as they would love to see you and share their projects and their pick from last week
You know what ? As  I write this I am still umming and ahhhring about which will be my pick from last week's entries . it is soooo HARD .
Hazel from

Loved these little treat bags with Hazel's hand made toppers , embossed and coloured perfectly .
Ok well that's it for this morning .Should be a little less busy this week so I look forward to checking out the entries .Hope I get to see yours ..
                              Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne .

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Sparkling Ale for Birthday

Whew a warm one today .
A prelude to Christmas day , weather man says .
Hi there , welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .
Doug and I went for our usual coffee early this morning to beat the heat . We have been out at different times of the day as of late to several of the centres  that are near us and were surprised at how quiet the shopping centres are and how meagre the Christmas decorations are adorning the malls .There was also a distinct lack of Christmas Carols being played  everywhere . .
Need an earlier night tonight so am sharing this card  now , that I made for my  card  ladies Sandy and Jane .
I think it is called a tent card or  a teepee shape card  or at least my version of . LOL

Bashful Blue for card base and Whisper White for image . Gold sentiment sticker and gold border sticker
A pink marker for wine colour and KindyGlitz for sparkle.
I had only added border to the sides but after a suggestion from Sandy , I placed some around the bottom of front  panel  as well to finish.
And to show the other sides I've laid the card flat .
As you can see photo was taken before adding extra gold border sticker to bottom .

A balloon , coloured with Pumpkin Pie ink  and paper pieced . The gift box on other side is coloured with green marker .
This was fun to make and would like to make another but use some DSP on side panels next time .
Hope you like it
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Lady with flowers

Hi there .Welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .I hope that you let me know where you are so that I can pop into see you  soon too .
I have a new computer and have spent the afternoon playing .I did not realise how slow my old pc was ...well I guess I did but chose to not mind .
My clever supplier of my new  pc will take my hard drive from old pc and place it in this one so that i can still access all my photos and other hobby stuff ..wonderful
The first thing I want to do tonight is thank my new follower for joining me here .
Hope that you find some interesting titbits here Helen
I have visited Helen and I see that the first couple of posts are of a vintage style so could be visiting here more often .
Which brings me to my card tonight

Black card base with a floral black and white dsp A couple of scallop circles and a circle of patterned paper
are the frame for a cut out vintage lady from a sheet of same by Graphic 45.A bit of lace through front centre and some new  blossoms ,[ resin flower lily ] by KaiserCraft.
Hope you like it .
It is rather late but I might just manage to do some commenting if  I post this now
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Monday, December 19, 2011

In the frame for Monday .

Good  day to you , welcome to my room .Thank you for calling in .
Thank you too for  those  lovely comments left on my  last post .
We have had some rough weather here in Adelaide , yesterday and  last night . Hope all clears away for next weekend .
I see that the number of entries for Make it Monday were  down  last  week , probably due to upcoming festive Christmas  celebrations and the extra workload that brings . BUT , I  kid you not ! The  wondrous variety of styles , designs and themes was still there in abundance , as was the generous spread of blog love [ comments] amongst the entries .
Thank you everyone for still finding the time to share

My card to share for this week .
On a black card base  I added some Cristina Re Luxery Linen paper , a panel of striped dsp, some green card with decorative  punched edge . The lady  image is stamped in black on a  webster's pages journaling card  tag .And I added only some green self adhesive pearls
This week Make it Monday is sponsored by ..

 the lovely Emma over at


Emma is offering a £10 voucher to her store.

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!
Congrats to last weeks winners .
Then ,while you're blogging  I know that the other DT members would love for you to call into their blogs to see what they have shared with you for this week and also to show you which entry they  will feature from last week .
My pick from last week is
#126 Nancy                                 

Hi  Nancy . Love the embossed background and the paper panels.And of course the perfect colouring of image . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
And there you have it another Linky Party for Make it Monday is up and running . Now just a quick reminder . If craft time is short this week and there is no time to create a project , why not share an older post and make as your entry. There may be several of us who did not see it the first time .
In any event have a wonderful week everyone .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne



Friday, December 16, 2011

Problem solved! Balloons away.

Hello everyone , welcome to my room . Hope that all is good in your life .

Thank you so much for all the offers of help and support via email phone and facebook .A huge thank you to Judie from   ........for fixing my blogging problem  { see last night's post}
WHOOPIE >>I see I have had 25,000 hit/ visits to my blog .I have hits set so my visits don't count ,  so  I appreciate all each and every one of  those  .
As a bit of stress relief I did make a card this afternoon .

Card base is Pacific Point , Whisper White mat then DSP from Subtles Collection .
I shaded / sponged centre of striped piece with White ink then Brocade Blue on edges .
The balloons and pup are from stamp sets  in my stash . The pup was stamped in black onto paper then  again on white card . I sponged Basic grey ink around base of 1st pup  image to give shadow.
The second image is 3D on top of first .
The balloons were also stamped on striped piece first , then in coloured ink on white card ,cut out and paper pieced onto 1st stamping .The inside is similar design.

                                         Ok now I feel better . And , I have enjoyed your company ,thanks for calling in .
Please say hi  to let me know you were here with a link so , when I get the chance I'll call in on you too .

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

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday Frustration

Hi every one .Welcome to my room .Just having blogger problems .
I broke one of my computer rules today and clicked on something before checking around friends to see if it works /if they like it  first and whammo!!,  trouble and  I cant seem to reverse .
So if I am missing for a while please forgive me and I'll try to come back pronto .I clicked on try new blogger interface and this new page format has turned up and I dont like it ..I cant use all the old features like change design or add gadgets
...AAAHHHH!!and to make matters worse  I changed internet options and some where along the line I have lost all my saved sites that I visit
Now at top of page I have message that reads your browser is no longer supported by Blogger

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

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Monday closer

Hi there ,hello to you ,and  to you .Thanks so much for calling in .Welcome to my room . Hope you are well .
Hi to my newest followers Tina, [no contact blog yet]  and Helen from
I know Helen and her craft talent and can recommend her blog for a visit .
Here it is another Monday closer to Christmas . I must admit that Christmas here will be pretty quiet as we have seen all our children , Danny , Sonny and Michelle . We have given out the pressies and sent off all the cards I could manage . I think Doug and I will have a ham /chicken sandwich picnic in the park on Christmas Day .
Now being Monday , the Make it Monday Linky Party thingy will be in full swing by now . Hope that you will still have time to show us something , old or new , this week .

Here is my card to share .

The striped and the dotty papers are digi papers from this weeks sponsor .Webster's pages Journaling Cards were used for sentiments ,front and inside . Image on front was from a free set that came with a magazine and the inside is a 3D sticker I've had for YONKS.
 We were given some papers  to choose from  to download and print out . Thank you very much , Mandy.
            The wonderful prize this week is a CD with the winner's choice of 4 collections!
Do pop over and see the fab selection of papers for all occassions . You  might be pleasantly surprised.
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!
CONGRATS to last week's winners .
And while you are out and about on the PC , please do call in on the ladies of the Design  Team to see who they have chosen from last week's entries .
So here now is my pick from last week .
Hello Chris .beautiful take on sketch, with stunning papers , perfect colouring and embellishing . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

So much more to see and admire on Chris's blog and I am sure she would love to welcome you to her craft place .
                                            That is it from me today .Once again thank you for being here ,and thanks too to those who visit and leave some blog lovin 'for me .I do appreciate and read every comment AND I do try to call in to each of you when I can .
                                               Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday finds a Winner

Hi there , welcome to my room . How are you all ? Well and happy I hope. Thanks for calling in .
Some one asked recently if Christmas was over yet and I chuckled . But I am beginning to feel that way too . I must say though that on line shopping makes sense. Order some presents and have them mailed direct to where ever . Easy peasey.
My week started off rather well with posting on Tuesday then Wednesday  but then went down hill !
Still I am happy to be able to post this morning because I love posting for Make it Monday .
This my card I share for today .

Sorry once more photo not the best ..
White card base,  DSP matte, A webster's pages journalling tag layered onto brown card with small border. .A flower , bow and bird charm from my stash .  Sentiment from Precious Butterflies, SU
"Friendship is precious,
not only in the shade,
but in the sunshine of life .
-Thomas Jefferson."

Once again , The support through entries has been amazing for  last week Linky Party.
Congrats to  the  winners  from last week .
This week our sponsor is

                                                     Prize - £10 Gift Voucher
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 while you are spreading blog love , pop into the DT member's blogs to see their shared projects this week and to see who they picked from last week's entries . . We all love to get some blog love .
Now my favourite part , but definately the hardest , choosing an entry from last wek to feature here .

Hello Christine .Stunning card .Beautifully framed snowmen trio .They are really dressed to party .LOVE IT . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .Please pop into see Christine her style is definately cheery and bright and colourful .
Now there is just one more thing I must do this morning ...


I bet you all thought that I  had forgotton to draw the winner of my Christmas card challenge . Well , my dear Hubby drew the name out of a cup and it is FRAN ..congrats to Fran .
Thank you to all who took part in the challenge .Hopefully I will learn how to put Mr Linky thing in place for my next challenge .
                                          Well that's it for today .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne