Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Boy and balloons

Hello everyone , welcome to my room . Special welcome to new followers , Lee and Elainea1.
I hope that you all enjoy browsing through my blog .

Well it was certainly a lot cooler today with a light sprinkle of rain . I had my craft morning at the Round-a bout today , sharing a wonderful couple of hours with 5 ladies at the table .Doug did the same as last week .Gophered over to the shopping centre for coffee then back to spend a bit of time with Sandy and Fran at the top of the table chatting while they completed their kits , and I helped a couple of slower newbies work on theirs .

The Church puts on a fabulous 3 course lunch for $6.00 so Doug and I have decided that we would stay for that . We sat at a table with 5 other ladies and spent another hour or so in good company .
Anyway onto one of the cards from today ..

Card base and dsp are from my SU stash . The images are from a set of clear stamps that came free with a magazine .

Well it is the last day of February tomorrow ..2nd month of year gone !

And only 10 months till Christmas ..

Enjoy tomorrow and share a smile .

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

Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Fun

Good morning everyone .

Welcome to my room .Hope that you have had a fantastic weekend , performed your family duties diligantly and earned yourself some browny points to spend in your craft room .

The weather here in Adelaide has been in the high 30s and even 40 degrees on the Saturday . I had Jane here for that afternoon for some crafting and I am so glad that the aircon worked .

Then later I whipped up this card for this morning and the Make it Monday linky Party

The mechanic bear is an image from our sponsor for this week . The other images and sentiment are computer generated .

Inside .

And our wonderful generous sponsor is

They are offering a $10 gift voucher to the chosen random commenter this week.
Congrats to last weeks winners .

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 you should see the fab projects that DT ladies made for you just to inspire you .Hope that you can pop in to see them .

Once again thanks to all those who entered last week as I was really struggling to choose just one to feature this morning but I have and it is ...

Pia, #148 , with this Wintry scene

Love the house and the trees ..a beautiful card and there are plenty more delights on her blog ..

Well that's it for this morning off to shops now before it gets too hot again .

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

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Another Ditzy Craftymess challenge

Hi there my blogging pals .Hope that you are all well and getting some crafting time .
Welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in . Be sure to say hi , leave a link and I will try to visit you too . Thank you to a couple of new followers ,hope that we see each other again soon .

It is Saturday and time for a new Ditzy Craftymess challenge

- Meliflower is our sponsor for this Challenge

They are offering a £10.00 Voucher to spend in their store for the winner !!

And here is my card with the theme in mind.

Black card base ,Pink matte. page from BoBunny journal pages pad. pink flowers with black brad centres. Sentiment on pink Word Window punched piece from SU set Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Thank you to those entries from last fortnight .So many inspirational projects I really enjoyed visiting many of you . Congrats to the winners from last challenge #2

When you are on the Ditzy craftymess challenge blog be sure to check out the DT ladies and visit their blogs . They would love to see you too .

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

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Quiet Wednesday





Hi there .Welcome to my room .

Just sharing some cards made with kits for my wonderful craft group .All card stock is from SU.

The papers for the top two cards are also from SU .The sentiment , " Best Wishes" is from a retired set from SU. " Thinking of You " is from annabellestamps.

The "Flowering Vine " from first card is a stamp from Stamp-It.
The last card was a little more work to create but my favourite for the day .

Front.. . inside.

More Mustard ,SU, for the card base. with Whisper White for matte and image . The floral arrangement is , " day dreams " from Penny Black .I sponged the white card with two colours, leaving a centre strip between, white ...then stamped the image in Basic Brown. I left it uncoloured .

The background, a retired stamp fom SU, is on Daffodil Delight card, SU.

Ribbon and rhinestones from my stash .

It is a quiet Wednesday because Doug and I have had two glorious days out of the house .

On Monday we went on a bus trip , organised through our retirement village . Through the hills for morning tea at Stirling then on to Middleton for lunch .

On Tuesday Doug gophered off for coffee while I went to Tuesdays craft morning at the Roundabout. About mid morning Doug came in to visit the 6 girls ..[.mainly Sandy as she comes to our home for craft too, as well as Fran who had to work this time but is usually there] After the craft session the girls left and Doug and I walked over to shopping centre for some shopping , making it back to the Roundabout for the great luncheon they serve there .

So as you see it had been two very busy days for Doug and today he is dozing a lot in his chair .

Which means that I have the chance to quietly upload some cards to share in this post today .

Thanks for calling in to see me and I hope you like the cards .

Welcome to my new follower , SID.

Sid has begun a small (21cm x 13cm) Moleskine Art journal and his first page is awesome ..

Anyway time to start dinner ..

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

Monday, February 20, 2012

A Boy and his Wagon


Whoopie another Monday Linky Party .
It is always exciting to visit the Make it Monday challenge blog to browse through the entries and I see that there were over 200 again last week .The supply of inspiration is limitless..

Hi there, my blog pals . Welcome to my room .

Hope that you are checking out the other DT ladies personal blogs to see what fab projects they have made for this weeks Linky Party too.

This week we are being sponsored by the ever fun and cute Meljen Designs Digital Stamps!

Some amazing fun images were given to us to share on our projects and here is mine .

Using A boy and his Wagon . Dsp and card stock are from my stash ..which by the way does not seem to be getting any less.

I had Jane here for fun craft afternoon on Saturday and she kindly helped me cut lots of card and dsp up for kits for my girls on Tuesday and we decided that next Saturday we will punch and diecut some, if not all , of my scrappy bits and bag them .

Visit our sponsor to whet your craft appetite for beautiful , easy to use, fun , images .

Meljen Designs Digital Stamps are giving away the lovely prize of the winner's choice of 4 single digis!

To be in with a chance to win the fabulous prize from our sponsor this week all you need to do is leave a comment for an entry in this week's Linky Party. Be sure to mention you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

The talented ladies of the Design Team have come up with some stunning projects using images from our wonderful sponser this week to get the party started and to add interest, each have chosen one entry from last week to feature on their blog.

The Make It Monday linky party is now open , and it is a perfect way to showcase your most recent creation or to share your favourite make from months ago! You don't need to create a whole new post, linking back to the original post is just fine with us.So come on and join in the fun.
So now it is time for me to share that which I have picked from last week . I would love to include you all but ....

Ann Marie

fabulous ,bright , cheery ..I love it , all of it , everything .The punched edge , your colouring the embellishing , totally awesome Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Well there you go!!

This is an easy challenge to enter so what are you waiting for ..what , no time to make a card ? Then go back to an old post and share that project as long as it was a papercraft project ..then go for it ..we might not have seen it way back then .

Hope to visit you soon .

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

Friday, February 17, 2012


Hi , everyone .
Welcome to my room .
Have been busy with mundane house work , shopping and all that jazz!
Not much card making so once again sharing a card I had as a kit for my Tuesday ladies ..
Now this was taken outside in bright sunshine which , I think reflected off cream wall back to camera. I have used this image before and I do have a few Male family members who are keen on crosswords so this card will go to my stash .
And the inside of the card was photographed in my room under my desk lamp .

It is almost the same as the front but I only inked the one hedgehog for the sentiment block .
It is a Very Vanilla card base with a matte of Old Olive with a strip of scrap striped dsp .The circles to the side are made up of two different sized circle punches .
The image is from Penny Black , Hedge-word..
Thank you for calling in to see me . Thank you if you left a comment to let me know you have been .And I hope you liked the card .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

So Happy

Hi there .
Welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in and I hope you enjoy tonights card .
Boy , it was hot today . Had a great morning sharing cardmaking hints and tips to a fine bunch of ladies at the Round a bout .
I did have another senior moment though and had to make a quick trip home for a sheet of DSP that I had forgotton . Luckily Sandy took over while I was away for 10 minutes . Doug went off to have a coffee at the shopping centre across the road then spent the rest of the morning watching us stamp , cut , punch and glue .
Now this was not a card we made today, rather it is one we made earlier.
The card base is Naturals Ivory , SU.
INSIDE..see the little corner bear?

The beautiful DSP on front and inside is one from the new sale.a.bration brochure , Every Day Enchantment Designer Series Paper . While the images are from Kaszazz , the sentiment is from , So Happy For You , SU.

Coloured pencils used to colour images , while Wild Wasabi ink , SU, was sponged around image and edge of inside panel .

Am a bit earlier tonight with posting so I may be able to visit some crafty pals and leave a little blog love before snuggling into bed.

Enjoy the rest of your day

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

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cat in basket

Hi there , welcome to my room . Hope that you had a great weekend .
Thank you to all who visited me and I appreciated all the lovely comments I received too .
Love to see new follower too , thank you .
Marie Louise,

I had Sandy and Fran here for afternoon craft on the Sunday and our new coffee machine had a good workout . I had made extra card kits for Jane so hope she gets them ok along with last Tuesdays that I forgot to send to her .
I'm sure that senior moments, for me , are becoming more frequent .
So , before I forget why I am here this morning , I will begin my Make it Monday post .

More fabulous entries last week , like over 200 ! It is an absolute delight to visit as many as I can . Congrats to last weeks winners .
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 so to our wonderful Sponsor..

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The DT were given some digis to choose from and I chose " cat in a basket ".


All recipe ,apart from image , is from SU .
Be sure to pop into see the other DT blogs and check out their new projects and also to see which entry they chose from last week . IT MIGHT BE YOU!!
Now for my pick from last week and it is #198

And as a copy of photo of card was not able to be taken I cant show you Sandies entry but I am sure you wont be bored if you pay her a visit . Well done Sandie ,I loved the whimsical creature you coloured perfectly .
Well there you go ..I made it right through without losing the plot once ..
Have a wonderful week , you lot and hope to see you on the Make it Monday Linky Party

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

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ditzy Craftymess Day

Hi everyone , welcome to my room on this Saturday . Hope that you are happily crafting away .

And time to thank our wonderful sponsor for this week ..

" Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion."

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award the winner his or her choice of 5 digital stamps.

Our theme for this fortnight is Winter & Snowman !!

We , the DT ladies were given several images to play with and as I could not decide on just one , here is what I came up with ..

Using Publisher on my PC I created this page of stamps using the house , the snowman and the child pulling snowball as images on my" stamps" . Just to show you that the beauty of digi images is that you can make them smaller as well as larger . Sorry this pic is not the same as the one at top.. same card just one is photographed and one is scanned .

What a fabulous number of entries for last week and what a diverse range of styles and types of projects shared .

Congrats to winner..

Now I hope we get to see your works of art this week .

While you are there on the challenge blog please check out the other DT member's blogs and leave them some blog love too .We all love that dont we?

Cant wait to see what amazing works of art are forthcoming this week .

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

Friday, February 10, 2012

Eat Cake

Hi there . Welcome to my room . Thank you so much for calling in .
Hope that all is right in your world .
Welcome to new follower Tan, hope we see each other again soon .
Still cool here but at least no wind or rain . Spent a bit longer in craft room today as Doug dozed a lot in his chair after a long gopher ride by himself yesterday . I dont think that he realises how mentally challenging it is for him , having to be alert and making decisions .
Any way onto my card for tonight .
Now , I dont think that this one is really finished yet because I am undecided as to wether to use flowers or rhinestones as embellishing . What I would have liked was a little whisk or spoon charm . So If and when I do decide on any additions I will edit this post .

The card base is a retired SU product , while paper is also SU , along with the Whisper White card on that image is stamped. Mouse image is Chef Amanda, Stampabilities. Scallop circle and circle punches SU used for sentiment .

Just a little cupcake and diecut frame for inside , with sentiment from SU, Well Scripted.

Now for a couple of blog visits before some research ...Craft magazine reading ...that is .

Thank you, again , for calling in ,hope the rest of your day includes some craft time .

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

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Butterfly and flowers

Hi there .
How are things for you on this Thursday ? Pretty good , I hope .

Thank you for popping in to see me .Welcome to my room .

The weather, here in Adelaide , has been quite pleasant lately . A little on the cool side but great for walking . And for Doug to gopher out on his own for short bursts of ...dare I say FREEDOM. That is , time out from the fussing I do around him most of the time .
Quite a bit of housework done today so am late into my room .
Thank heavens I have some completed cards in hand to share .This one is another Tuesday craft day make .


I began with a Very Vanilla card base with some patterned paper from a pad of 8"x8"papers bought many years ago in a cheap shop .The butterfly is from SU ..All a Flutter .

I am hoping to get some commenting done tonight . And may be a card made for next weeks Make it Monday . Oh and three more for Sunday fun .

Me thinks I should fly away . Hope that you like tonights card .

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

with Love

Hello , craft pals , welcome to my room .
Thank you you for calling in. Hope you like my card today and if you are a new visitor please feel free to browse through earlier postings and leave a link back to your place because I would love to see your crafting projects too.
This is another card I had made for Tuesday crafting .
Marina Mist, SU , for card base and Pacific Point with Whisper White for panel .
Flower and stem from SU set, field Flowers . Inks SU , Pumpkin Pie and Garden Green .



I gave this one a larger white panel for the inside as I will write a short , just because , note.

Just have one more Tuesday card to share with you tomorrow and I will be well on the way making another three for next Tuesday . I also have three more to make for Sunday as Sandy

and Fran decide they can come to my place on Sunday afternoon for craft

At this rate I will really make a dent in my craft stash .That will be less I have to move when I finally get to renovate my room . LOL

So , I hope you are enjoying some " me" time, stamping , sponging , tearing , cutting ,colouring , layering , scanning or photographing and all things crafty.

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesday and craft


Welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .

Hope that you are happily crafting away there .

Thank you to new follower Manderly , who is definately developing a real fun style with her card making and who is new to blogging .

I began crafting , today , at The Round a bout , a Church run venue .

I missed going here last year as DH was not well enough to leave on his own after his stroke .

I had 6 ladies making up the kits I had prepared . It was a bit hectic as the table was placed in the wrong spot but next week should be better

Sandy and Fran ,who have followed me from pillow to post with card making were there and helped a lot by passing on hints and tips to the newbies who made up the numbers , while I was helping with stamping and layering . Thank you friends .

Using an idea I gleaned from a magazine , one of the cards for today was an easle card with papers from my stash and a stamp set from SU , Elements of Style .Card base is River Rock, SU

I kept the designs pretty simple with not much of a technique as I was not too sure how advanced the newbies were with craft .

Doug popped in to see us on his gopher after he had been for his coffee and then went home to turn the crockpot on to be ready for lunch when I got home .

I felt that the ladies had enjoyed making these kits up and I will share another tomorrow night

Tonight now , I will try to visit you and leave some blog love .

In the meantime heres wishing you happy crafting

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

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday with Bugaboo Stamps

Hello to all my blog pals , wherever you may be . Hope that life is good for you .

Welcome to my room where I'm hoping that you will find something that interests and inspires you . Happy to especially welcome new follower , Eskimo Frosting , Jayne.

Before I begin my post in earnest I will reflect on how lucky I am , give thanks to Him for that and ask that comfort and strength be given to those , not only in Australia but world wide , who are being pushed by some catastrophe to the edge of their endurance .

Time now for Make it Monday news

What fabulous makes we had last week - We , DTs are finding is so hard to choose our favourites! But keep them coming because we love to see them!

To be in the running 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.

This morning I am so excited to share this card because it is going to our Grandson , Cody , who has had a great week at school .



Inside letter opened
Card and dsp from my SU stash . Star buttons and precut letters from my other stash
Diecut frame for Digi Image " Deacon School Sign it 2" which is from our esteemed sponsor
I think that if you check out their digis there will be lots to enthuse your creativity and whet your crafting appetite.

Bugaboo Stamps are offering a very generous prize of winner's choice of 7 single digis! Congratulations to last weeks winners , hope we get to see more of your projects this week .

The last of my duties is to choose an entry from last week to feature on my post .

And it is ANDY # 198

Just loved the papers and the image with perfect colouring .

AWESOME ! They are so cute .your colour combinations are perfect your work .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday. Lets see more of your inspirational work .

Hope that you all enjoy some crafting time soon and thanks for calling in .

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

Friday, February 3, 2012

Heading North

Hooray , here it is FRIDAY ..well into second month of the year , and the weekend is nigh.
Mind you every day is a weekend when you have retired . But I still enjoy weekends especially when I have friends over for craft . But then again I love Tuesdays too, when I have the likes of Sandy here for a little crafting . See what I mean ?

Hi there , thought I saw someone . Please , come in , welcome to my room .
My upline [ I am a hobby Stampin'Up Demonstrator] shared a few men's cards with this set recently so thank you Roz for the inspiration .


All the images are from SU set , The Open Sea. The paper from SU, Nautical Expedition

I have Jane here tomorrow for craft so think I'll tweak this one again and create some other nautical themed card .
The weather has been so kind these past few days and Doug and I have been out and about quite a lot so I have been lacking commenting time . Sorry if you have visited , sent me blog lovin' and not heard from me . I will visit you soon .

Enjoy the rest of your day .Stay safe and be happy .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Happy Day

Well , it's a happier me welcoming you tonight . Hi there . Hope that you enjoy your visit to my room and thank you for calling in . Greetings to Tracey , a new follower.
Yes , I am feeling so much better today and I am sure that it is, not in just a small way, due to warm wishes sent to me from my blog pals . So thank you .

Much cooler weather meant that I walked today , with Doug for our usual morning coffee. January break is now over so card making back in full swing ..hopefully creative mojo will stay with me .I am going back to " The Round a bout " venue where it looks as though I will have about 6 at my table .

I actually get out of the house for a couple of hours, you see .

Any way , if you have stayed here and are still awake here's the reason I opened my room tonight. This is another of the cards I shared with Sandy and Fran on Tuesday .
Front and guessed it ..the inside too.

Saw this design in a magazine and changed the paper , embellishments and sentiment to make it my own ..

Most of the ingredients for this was found in my stash , on my table. I'm back to having about 12"x12" clear work space .Thank goodness my online friends cant see!! And Sandy and Fran and Jane [ my very best friends] dont mind crafting at the dining room table . LOL

Once more I'm happy you called in please say hi and let me know where you're place is so I can visit you too .

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

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Just For You


Welcome to my room and thanks so much for calling in . Thank you too for all the comments you leave for me to read , which I do . I hope that my new followers enjoy their visits to my room from time to time

Just quick post , tonight , of a card I shared with Fran and Sandy on Tuesday morning

The image and sentiment are from a free set that came with a magazine ..
This is my interpretation of a tent card seen in the same magazine .
I cant believe that I'm still keeping my NY Resolution to complete inside of card straight away.

There were two others but I'll share them another night ..
Actually It is a wonder I managed this post tonight as I have for the last three days been quite off colour. Don't know if it is something I ate or if I have picked up a nastie from somewhere .
But I have spent quite bit of time in the toilet . I even had to get up 6 times last night .On the bright side, I have lost 2kl in 3 days ..WHOOPIE ..NOT .
Well thats it from me now .Hope that you all enjoy some great crafting moments soon .

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