Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday with Di's Digi Downloads.

HI !

Welcome to my room . Just realised as I began my post this morning that it's the last Monday for January ..

WHAT!!! Only 11 months to Christmas? ..Ok, OK , sorry, probably should not have mentioned that .

Instead I'll say how happy I am that you have called in and how thrilled I am for Michelle, the host for our Make it Monday Linky Party . 2012 has begun so well , with so many amazing papercraft projects entered .

It is you the followers with your comments and entries that have encouraged our wonderful, generous sponsors to continue to support and enthuse us with their fabulous prizes. Thank you to all of you and congratulations Michelle , best wishes for another succesful year of Make it Monday .

Here is my card to share this week . This cute image is from our sponsor of course . The card and paper and ribbon are from SU . The rest from my stash .

Did you think I had forgotten's the inside too ..

Make It Monday # 74 is now open! Please link up your paper creations to share with us ..

Our wonderful sponsor this week is

They are offering a $10 gift voucher.

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!

The wonderful ladies of the MIM Design Team have created some fantastic projects again to inspire you this week...As you enter Make it Monday blog , call in to see their projects too,

and to see who they have chosen as their favourite from last week's linky party.

My pick from last week is from Ann English .#146

You will find some really cute /sweet creations like some " Think happy Thoughts " and

" Enjoy it all " projects ..

I am so into Grandson's Birthday cards right now .I actually have a Great Grandson's , Oliver, first birthday in March . So may be inspired by this one thanks for sharing Ann.

Hope that we see more of your papercraft art again this week .

Have a great week everyone .

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

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Saturday with MeiFlower and Ditzy-Craftymess

Hello and welcome to my room .Hope that you and yours are well .

Has been so very hot here in Adelaide and I'm afraid that time in my room has been limited .

So not much card making achieved.

Doug and I happily celebrated Australia Day with a BBQ at Fran's [ a craft friend ] place . Fran and her DH really went out of their way to accomodate Doug with his wheel chair and he appreciated everything , having a great day.

Today the first challenge begins for

My card to share for today is ..

I used a card base from Coordinations Foundation.The frame and image are from Graphics 45Once Upon A Springtime Frames .I adhered image onto card front with tape ,but the frame was 3D with foam tape .Added sentiment Sweet Wishes using two partstamps from SU. on oval frames using SU punchesAdded flowers ,leaves and rhinestones from my stash

Thank you to our wonderful sponsor

When you visit You will see the DT names , links to their blogs and we hope that you visit members and check out their projects that they have created to share for today .

Then add your entry .Love to see what you come up with .

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Universal Craft Blog Directory

Hi there , welcome to my room . thanks for calling in . Sorry there is no card tonight but

I found this unique site and thought that I would use it when I want to browse through blog land to find inspiration .You may or may not think it such a great idea but I thought that I would share it with you .

Universal Craft Blog Directory
Welcome to the Crafty Bloggers Link-Up.
This is (hopefully) going to be the biggest list of Crafty Bloggers out there, it will be a Universal Craft Blog Directory!

It's easy to join....
All you have to do is add your blog to the link below and then invite all your blog readers to join as well,and they will invite their blog readers etc etc and hopefully it will keep being sent forward & all the crafty bloggers will come back here to the directory & add their name! Cool huh!
For now it's just under one category: Craft and as the directory list grows, so will the categories and it will then have it's own blog site!
And to make it easy to remember where the Universal Craft Blog Directory is a button to add to your blog:
There are more details on this link..

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

Monday, January 23, 2012

Just for you on Monday


Oh so hot today ! Wish I could have sent some sunshine to those who say on their blogs that they are freezing .
Hi there everyone . Welcome to my room . Hope that you and yours are well .
Happy Australia Day to all Australians ..old and new , to those here at home and to those abroad for the 26th January .
Well here we are another Monday and time for .. Make it Monday Linky Party ..WHOOPIE !
Another selection of fabulous projects have been shared by all you amazing talented papercrafters .
To begin , I share my card .I have used some digital paper from our sponsor

This beautiful paper was in a package of January's freebie ZEN papers .
A chipboard frame and flourish and some rhinestones [ in centre of some of the smaller flowers..] are the only embellishing on this easle card .

Our sponsor this week is Mandy from ....

The wonderful prize this week is £5 worth of paper collections in downloadable form!

To have a chance to win this fabulous prize all you have to do is leave a comment for another entrant on this week's linky party and let them know you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!!
Don't forget to visit each of the Design Team members too, to see who they have chosen as their favourite entrant from last week's linky party, it could be you!!


The talented MIM Design team have come up with some gorgeous creations this week to help get you all inspired, so please call into their blogs to say hi and leave some blog love ..we all love that , dont we?

My Pic from all those wonderfu projects entered last week is from Nikki.

This is so bright and cheery , just right for kiddies .

And the inside is awesome too .

It will be a loved card this one .It is a beauty .

Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday, Nikki.

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

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Saturday with Jane #2

This is my second post for today .Please scroll down to see first post . But this is one of the previous images so you wont be seeing double as I will explain .

Hi there sorry about this .This post is part two of previous post Saturday with Jane .

It appears that I cannot enter two cards to Unstampables Challenge on one post .If I have this wrong , I hope some one will help me out as Mr. Linky kept telling me that my post had already registered and I could not add second card .so am repeating the image here so I can enter it as well .

And the inside

I loved the Top Note card idea , having seen several bloggers creating cards with this die and also with the large scallop circle one.

So there you have it .

This card may be suitable for and entered into this challenge

Thank you for your patience , bloggers .

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

Saturday with Jane

Hi there , welcome to my room .Thanks for calling in .
Thanks too for my followers and for all the comments I see and please know that I appreciate each and everyone .
Very hot here today but managed to enjoy a cuppa with Jane after we made two cards . Loved your company today Jane. Hope you liked the cards we made for some challenges .

Easle card
Made from Top Note die

Keeping my resolution ,the inside .

Card stock and papers from my stash . All the images are from part sheets most of which I have had for yonks and no names sorry .

The easle card for boy has toy bus on it so it may be ok for this challenge

The Magic of Oz card may be suitable and entered into this challenge No stamping on this card either .

Hope you like them both , please call in again .

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

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Flowers for you

Hi . Welcome to my room . Hope you are having a good week . Friday tomorrow . Is it the end of the working week for you?

Are you planning anything special for the weekend?

Doug and I will drive to a shopping centre a bit further from home , tomorrow morning , for coffee and scones .That is our Friday treat . It is a B&B coffee place and their scones are to die for . I think their secret is that they don't cut the dough into usual scone shape . Instead they roll a piece of scone dough in hands and place small ball on tray. Then they brush all over top and sides with milk and egg mix . MmmM !! I wonder if Michelle will know if I skip my diet ....

I had some fun time in my room today and now have a card to share .

This Sizzix gate fold die is a well used one of mine , along with Flower Layer Set.

Inside with right gate held with clip. And showing front with gates closed.

The Teddie with flowers image is from a free set " All Occasions" that came with a magazine .

The little tag for sentiment is a KaiserCraft product . I coloured with Copics .

Enjoyed creating this and I hope you like it too .

off now to see what has been added to the Make it Monday linky party .

This card may suit and be entered into these challenges .

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

Monday, January 16, 2012

Bird with Letter for Monday

Hello and welcome to my room . Hope that you and yours are well . Thank you for popping in to see me .
I must welcome new followers , thank you for joining me here .
Can't believe that we are 1/2 way through January and that Monday has come around again
Still , quite happy to be here for another Make it Monday Linky Party.
Blogger was playing up for some time since last Thursday so commenting was impossible for most of weekend . I am sorry If I missed any entries on my list .
This Party is so popular .. We have another new sponsor .

Meljen Designs Digital Stamps are giving away the lovely prize of the winner's choice of 4 single digis!
WOW, I am here to tell you to go visit , fab images and you wont be dissappointed .
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!

WE were lucky to be given some images to play with and here is my card to share, along with the inside image .

Image is Bird's Little Letter. Now this particular image is already coloured .It is the first precoloured digi image that I have used . I can imagine that these would be fab idea for when you are in need of a quick card made .

I printed image and circle diecut it out .I began with basecard of Pacific Point.I embossed a piece of Bashful Blue card with a Deco Burst folder and trimmed to just smaller than card front .I adhered this to card front with a small border and in the centre I added the image with foam tape and added 1/2 pearls around scallops.
I hope that you like it as I really enjoyed creating this .

The other DT ladies have made for you some stunning examples and are just waiting to share them with you .So if you can , pop over to their blogs and share some blog love with them too . While you are there check out who they picked as their featured entry for last week .
I did have loads of fun browsing through lots of entries .Awesome talent out there ladies and gents , I have to say and I am suitably inspired . Congrats to both of last weeks winners

What gorgeous makes we had last week - I am finding is so hard to choose a favourite! But keep them coming because I love to see them all !
Pick one I did though and it is #38 Helen

Hello Helen .
Lovely work . These are beautiful pieces . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
Quilling is so far from my comfort zone and my big fat fingers .When I went to pinch a tear drop shape I made tried to make once, it looked more like a puddle ..LOL . I admire the finished projects like Helen's though.
Well that's about it for this morning .Thank you to all those who share their projects with us . I cant wait to start blog browsing the Linky Party entries again this week .

I may enter this card in these challenges

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wednesday in Vogue

Hi there , welcome to my room .Well ,thank you and you oh and you too , for calling in .Hope you enjoy your visit .Just a quick post tonight because it is almost Thursday .
The weather has cooled off a little and Doug and I welcome that .We tend to hibernate when temp gets above 35 degrees  and too hot to gopher anywhere .That means Doug gets cabin fever and fidgety.
We went out as usual today to have our usual coffee  then took our little Jack Russsel dog named Jacki..,.yeah I know real original, to the park for a run .After a quick lunch I commented on a few blogs and made this little vintage card .

LOOK another inside done .

Card stock is SU and paper is off my desk .The image is a free  vintage digi .
I will edit later with blog name forgot to label the folder with blog name ..sorry but I will credit later .
Almost forgot I wanted also to share an ATC I made for
where we had to make an ATC using only peel offs
This is just beginning is this blog but interesting enough already .Pop in if you get the chance just to see what it is about .
I may enter my card in these challenges

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

Monday, January 9, 2012

Be in the Pink.

Hi there wonderful blogging friends
Welcome to my room once more . Hope that you are all finding a little time now for crafting after dedicating so much of yourselves to the festive season .
Welcome to some new followers , Sandy
 and Nicky    who I hope has a blog she can share with us . Thanks for calling in and I hope that you enjoy your visit .
Had a blog scare yesterday ! My blog was removed for some reason . I was absolutely beside myself .
A huge reminder to back up your blog or posts now and again so not all would be lost .
So thankfull , with my blog back in place , I can share with you a card I made just for today
and Make it Monday Linky party .

 and as my new year's resolution  is to do centres as I complete card , here is the inside view .

I absolutely loved using this image to create this project .  it is one from our sponsor for this week

     Bugaboo Stamps are offering a very generous prize of winner's  choice    
                                                                     of  7 single digis!
There are some of the sweetest and cutest images I have had the pleasure to use here and here is worth a visit .
 Of course by now , you know ,  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!

Once more congratulations to last weeks winners .
Thank you to all entrys and  a big pat on the back   for those who left some blog love scattered around too.

The DT girls have produced an amazing variety of projects using Bugaboo images so why dont you pop over to their blogs and see each one .

And the last section , where I get to share my pick from last week ......
Congrats to  Meihsia Liu..  .

Your take on sketch is a stunner .Love that flower with button centre and the papers .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
Well that's it for this morning , except to say how happy I  am to still be in blogland . Happy to spend some craft time with you all .
   I may enter my card into  challenges ..

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

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year

Hi there you all .
Welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .Hope you take a minute to say hi .
The first thing I must do is to thank all who emailed, blogged or went on FB to wish me a Happy Birthday .
You bloggers really are a wonderful bunch of people .
Thankfully  it certainly was a bit cooler today in Adelaide and just as well because Doug and I must be getting old . The 40 degree heat really knocked us about a bit .
To share tonight   I have  a card I  made  instead of a late Christmas card .

This has a white card base , some floral paper , a premade topnote diecut both from my stash
The book is from Chocolate Chip SU and image from SU set , Morning Cup .
The  now open book is a diecut .

And for the inside I used the next size up in the diecut .

So why the cups instead of wine glasses or beer mugs ...because Doug and I dont drink either but do love to share a coffee ....lots of coffee as our friends and family know .
This may be entered into .. 
Any way that's it for tonight
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne

Monday, January 2, 2012

1st Monday 2012.. YEEHAW

Oh my goodness , if  I  were a pound of butter I'd be no more!! I wonder how all my Adelaide friends have made it through the last couple of days .   SO HOT!!
Hi there , welcome to my room , where all fans are focused on me .. he he ...electric fans that is .
Slept through new year beginning , did Doug and I . What about you , my blogging friends , are you still paying for celebrations ?
Monday , the 2nd of January . I hope that you all had a fab weekend and if you are still celebrating , take care .
Happy New Year to you all . Welcome to new follower too ,
Sneaking in some  blog time, now,  to share a card for the first Make it Monday Linky Party for 2012.

I have used a digi single  image,  YEEHAW COWGIRL, from our sponsor  this week when
 we are delighted to have a brand new sponsor , Digi My World! The wonderful artist and owner Annie is offering the prize of a $10 gift certificate to spend in the 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!
Congratulations to last weeks winners .
The DT ladies have a really hard time choosing just one entry to feature on their blogs and one or two have had to feature two because picking one was just  impossible .We would all appreciate you popping into our blogs  to see if you were featured and leave  some blog love.
I must admit to choosing 5 or more initially on first perusal of entries then going back to pick my winner .
Hello Anne.This is a sweet image coloured perfectly . Love the papers and that pretty spray of flowers . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

 Pop over to Anne's and let her know you saw her card here .
I really enjoy browsing through all the entries as I always pick up some hints and tips along the way as well as often  being inspired by the awesome creativity of you papercrafters. So thank you each and every one .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne