Thursday, March 29, 2012

3rd sneak peek is sweet

A more beautiful Autumn day you will ne'er see any where else!
Thanks for calling by and hope that you find something you like .

I was going to take a picture of our little Twiggy but she is still sleeping off the effects of her operation .She was desexed this afternoon and micro chipped .So I will give her a few days to get back to her bouncy self . In the meantime I'd like to share one of Tuesday's cards .

I have used another of the new images that will be available on 1st April .
A little glitter on the topping . I stamped image firstly in Chocolate Chip ink then only inked parts of image in respective colours and paper pieced each part over the first stamping .After assembling all I adhered image to white diecut piece with foam tape .

SU set Sweet Cake image and sentiment used .I think that it looks more like an icecream than a cake ..but that's me .
And almost ran out of dsp for inside ..LOL

I have used the example in the Mini catalogue as my sketch for this card .

Would like to enter

Share a smile today wont you?

We shall never know all the good
that a simple smile will do.

-Mother Teresa

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

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bundle of love

Hi there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .Hope you enjoy the browsing .

Hi there to Janet .. A new follower , love to have you pop in from time to time ..

And also to Cindy .

A beautiful Autumn day in Adelaide . Enjoyed this morning at the Roundabout with my crafting buddies .

A little punching for a decorative edge on the embossed layer in the same Pear Pizzazz card stock SU . And some punched labels for words from set Baby Bundle , SU .

Love this frame , a Nellie Snellen die, for this , another sneak peek from Autumn / Winter mini catalogue . The stamp is called Packed for Baby . Sorry that the photo is a bit insipid ..I used copics for teddy and SU marker for hearts ..leaving the rest of image raw. Some ribbon and rhinestones from my stash .

Not surprising have used frame again for sentiment box for the inside of card .

Now I am off to visit all the entries on Make it Monday

I am sure that I will find inspiration for the next lot of kits for next Tuesday's craft morning .

Thank you for popping in ,hope that you say hi . I see that quite a few visitors do stop to browse only and I thank them also and appreciate that they return time and time again . Just like the craft pals that meet up with me for Tuesday's craft fun .

Thinking now of these words.

Let us be grateful to people who

make us happy ; they are the

charming gardeners who make

our souls blossom .

- Marcel Proust.

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

Monday, March 26, 2012

Friend to friend

Hello . Really glad you could make it here. Welcome to my room .
Here it is another Monday and a new Make it Monday Linky party .
Another fabulous number of entries . And lots of blog love left on all the entries too.
This week we are sponsored by ...

They are offering a [$10 gift voucher] to the chosen random commenter this week.

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!

The amazingly talented teamies have some awesome projects to share with you so I hope that you pop over to their blogs and are prepared to be inspired .

Thank you to all who entered last week and congrats to the winners .

Here is my card to share .

Using an image , Kitty's Garden Gate , from our sponsor .

Coloured with copics .

SU sentiment and punches for its oval frame .

Card candy and dsp from my stash .

So for the inside ...

Another sentiment from a retired SU set ..

Another simply stunning CAS card , definately my style of creation is my pick of last week ..

#128 Kimberley

Coming to the end of my post and I would like to share this thought ..

Kindness is more important than

wisdom, and the recognition of this

is the beginning of wisdom .

- Theodore Isaac Rubin.

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

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Welcome Baby

Oh boy, here it is Saturday and I am very excited to be welcoming you to my room . Thank you for calling in and if you have left some blog love thanks for that as well .

I have had such a busy time lately with a new pup in the family .
Quite a few misshaps on the tile floor ..if you get my drift .. Now ,while, Jacki ,our older dog flies through the doggy door at 90 miles and hour , Twiggy will put her nose through and lift the flap but is hesitant to follow through . Going to try standing on the other side with some treat to entice her to go right through the little door.

Today though this post is for my DT duties for the Ditzy Craftymess challenge Blog .

24th March 5th Challenge - Angela to choose - Baby Theme
Our sponsors for this fortnight are Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps - Sassy Studio
Now , I have not seen what the prize is so check out the Challenge Blog to find the info and if I can , I will edit this to fill in details .

My card to share is..

Here I have used a Robyn's Fetish design . Goodnight Princess.
White card base 13cm x 13cm .DSP , cratepaper , Emma's Shoppe Collection .
Card candy and felt flower for embellishing .Spellbinders, labels Twenty Three as frame for image , which I have left in its raw form .{ uncoloured}

There were just over 50 wonderful, inspiring entries last challenge .Congrats to the winners .

Those of you that I missed , I will try to visit you soon . I do hope that you all share your projects with us again this time ..

The other teamies have some awesome works of art to share so I hope that you visit them too.

Hope that you enjoy the rest of the weekend .

As I do , I will leave you with this thought ..

Enjoy the little things in life,

for one day you may look back

and realise they were the big things.

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

Friday, March 23, 2012

just playing

Hello . Welcome to my room . Hope that all is good in your part of the world .
Have been reading craft mags this afternoon , in particular my Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft magazine .
I have had some Abi's Craft products on hand for a while and not used them but today, so inspired by the 10 quick cards section [Libby Savaille] that I put together this little card
Only the papers,images and colours have been changed .

The card base is SU Confetti White .The first layer is dsp , My Mind's Eye.

The cupcake paper is Abi's Craft as are the little stickers .I used some cardstock scraps for the centre square .
I really do have to try using all the papers and stickers and other craft bits that I have collected over time . I need the space . The last time Michelle was here I gave her one of our suitcases filled with craft goodies to take back home . I am sure that I shall be able to do the same when hopefully she and her family visit again later in the year .


Well off now to visit some blog pals.

-C. Neil Strait said

Kindness is more than deeds.

It is an attitude, an expression ,

a look, a touch.

It is anything that lifts

another person.

Thanks for calling in made my day complete .

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

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thank you

Hello there , welcome to my room .

Hope that you and yours are well .

Thank you all so much for visiting and for all those lovely comments I love to read.

Tonights card is a quick little thank you note card .

Simply a white card base with a wonderful House Mouse image , Amanda Writes .

The sentiment is a past SU set , Thank you kindly .

For the inside I have used a journal card from Miss Carolyn at My Minds Eye ..

And now for my thought for the day.

Appreciation is a wonderful thing ;

it makes what is excellent in others

belong to us as well .

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

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Another sneak peek

Hi there Jacki ..not before time , here I am thanking you for this Blog award .

I am not sure about me being a versatile blogger though as I always seem to settle for CAS cards .

Now you , Jacki , on the other hand .

Her steam punk corset post is worth a look .

Hi there my blog friends , thank you for calling in .Welcome to my room .

Really a hot Autumn day in Adelaide .Thank goodness the Roundabout venue for my crafting

Tuesday morning is airconditioned .

One of the cards for today was another sneak peek of what's coming up in the new SU Autumn/winter mini catalogue .

White base card , with dsp from SU, Beyond the Garden . The image is from new to come set , SU, Apothecary Art. After stamping I diecut with the Framelits Label Collection . The little sentiment label was stamped twice .Once in brown and again in Rose Red ink .I used a SU 1" circle punch to remove centre of red piece and placed the cutout over brown one. Added a couple of half pearls on sentiment label , before 3D it onto card.

For the inside , a layer of dsp and another label from the same set .

This stamp set and the Framelits Dies has really excited me and I cant wait to find another chance to use them .

My thought for today ..

The grand essentials to happiness

in this life are

Something to do ,

Something to love ,

and something to hope for.

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

Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday in Vintage

Hello there , great to have you here . Thanks for calling in to see me . Welcome to my room .

Here it is Monday again .Time for DT duties . And you gotta love that . I DO!
It is time for another Make it Monday Linky party.

Congrats to last weeks winners . Thank you to all who shared their projects .

This week we could make anything we liked .Here is my card to share .

I began with white 13cm square card and used both sides of this paper .The image is a free vintage image, ' 1920's flappers '. a bow from my stash along with a string of pearls .

And I tissied up the inside with same paper of course .

Now this week at Make it Monday , we have a special sponsor K 'n K Designs!

K 'n K designs are offering the winner 3 digis from their 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!

While you are thinking about what you would like to enter , why not pop over to the teamies and find inspiration there . Also you will be able to check out their picks from about 300 enties last week .

This is my pick ..

#248 Luanne

Just the sweetest image . I loved the embossed corners and those delightful butterflys on this stylish card .

Now I am really looking forward to looking at what fab entries come to light this week ..

My thought for today

When you follow your bliss...

doors will open

where you would not have thought

there would be doors;

and where there wouldn't be a door

for anyone else.

- Joseph Campbell.

Have a wonderful day peoples .Share a smile today, wont you?

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

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Party Time

Hi there . Welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in . Hope that you have had/ or will have a fabulous day .
Beautiful Autumn day here in Adelaide after a rough day yesterday .
I finally had some one call in to see me about renovating my craft room yesterday .
On one hand I cant wait to start this project but on the other hand I am dreading the clearing out of all the boxes and drawers to shift while work in progress.
Did not think about it today though , while I made this card .

A sneak peek at a new image from SU .
" Packed for Birthday " From the upcoming Mini Autumn-Winter Catalogue , which will be here for you on 1st April till 31st July
The sentiment is a foam stamp I have had since year dot ...The ribbon from my SU stash .
The little brad in corner , from Jelly Bean Sweet Shop collection , also from new Mini .

Hope that you like this little number . I certainly enjoyed putting it together .

Further to my previous post last night . Doug and I decided to change Tiger to Twiggy ..Tiger just did not seem to be right for our new addition to the family .
Not sure what that is about? Check out last night's post and meet Twiggy .
So once more I leave you with this thought ..

It is a thousand times better
to have common sense without education
than to have education
without common sense.

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

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Jacki meets Tiger

Hi there . Welcome to my room .
So glad you popped to see me , now I can share with you ,an addition to our family .
We introduced Tiger , smaller female on the right , to Jacki ,on the left .

Tiger is a little timid so finds tomboy female Jacki a little intimidating , I think . Tiger is the name the previous owner gave this 16month old pup and we will wait a day or two before deciding if we change it or not .

Jacki is like a little BRICK , weighing in at about 7 kl but tiger is probably no more than 2kl .

So far so good as Tiger seems to be settling in very well , taking to Doug with great affection .Much to Jacki's annoyance.

Any way that's it . Just wanted to share our good fortune .

Our experience today bought this thought to mind ..

One needs something to believe in ,

something for which one can have whole- hearted enthusiasm .

One needs to feel that one's life has meaning , that

one is needed in this world .

- Hannah Senesh

Hope that your day was just as good .

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

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Hi there , welcome to my room . Thank you so much for calling in . Hope that you have had a great start to the week . We had a long weekend with beautiful weather . Doug and I spent a great portion of it walking [ Doug gophers ] through some of our precious parks .

Thank you Mary J for popping yourself back on my Followers list . I appreciate all who visit and love the comments ,all of which I read .

Being Tuesday, I had a craft table at the Roundabout this morning .Only two ladies this morning as the other 4 ladies had other things to tend to . Minimum numbers but maximum fun .

Sandy shared some of her Son's wedding photos that she had taken with her phone ..hoping she shares them on her blog later.

Just two cards to share tonight . CAS cards, as is my style .



Here , as I often do , I let the papers shine and kept the image unadorned . all from SU.

And ditto for second card .

This card fits to a 14cm square envelope.

Hope you like these.
Am going to have an early night as Doug and I will be off early in morning to have coffee then around to see a man about a dog . We are going to get a second dog . This one is about 8 months old , a small dog and If it likes us we will bring it home with us . Our Jacki is 13 or so years old and we would like to have another dog settled in and trained before she passes . We have been so lucky in that we have always had wonderful dogs and I am hoping this one will be the same .
Any way I will say goodnight , leaving you with this thought ...

If we had no Winter,

the Spring would not be so pleasant;

if we did not sometimes taste adversity,

prosperity would not be so welcome .

-Anne Bradstreet

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

Monday, March 12, 2012

Boys will be boys

Hi there blogging pals .Welcome to my room . Are you enjoying your weekend? . It has been a great start to our long weekend here . Fabulous Autumn weather . Another fabulous papercrafter , Lindsay has joined me .Thank you .I will be checking out your style soon .

Blogger has been annoying today so I am hoping all this publishes ok .

The new Make it Monday Linky Party is under way again . YIPPEE!! Love it .

And here is my card to share .

All cardstock is SU. Sentiment is from SU , also. The little rhinestone is from my stash .

Here I have used an image ,Puddle Boy, supplied by our wonderful sponsor .

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

Now, I am sure you all 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 the winners from last week . And boy oh boy , so many fantastic entries there were too .

Be sure to visit the DT members blogs to see their fabulous creations for inspiration for this week . They will be also be sharing their pick from last week too .

Which brings me to my pick .

No picture to share but ...#238 Suzanne

Her colouring of this fab image looks as though it was a lot of intricate work .

Sorry this link thing does not seem to be working ... Be sure to pop over to see her and let her know that you saw her here too .

WOW , blogger has made hard work of this today !!

Cant wait to see the new lot of entries for this week on Make it Monday .

Before I go ,I will share a thought .

The secret of contentment

is knowing how to enjoy what you have ,

and being able to lose all desire for things

beyond your reach.

- Lin Yutang.

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

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Another Ditzy Craftymess DT card

Hi there , welcome to my room .
Hope that you and yours are well .
Thank you for calling in to see what I have been up to .
Tonights card is a little note card sized greeting , more like a gift tag , I guess.
5.1/8" x 3.5/8" or 13 cm x 9.2 cm

Just made for the new challenge over at

The sentiment is from , Stamp-it . The card and DSP are from my SU stash , and the buttons from the rest of my craft stash.

The DT ladies have created inspirational pieces to whet your craft appetite so why dont you pop over to the new challenge on

Mine wont be there as I was late putting it up .

and our theme for this fortnight is chosen by
Marleen and she has chosen Buttons
we are also going with anything goes but the main theme is Buttons.

Our wonderful sponsor this fortnight is ..

They are offering a £10.00 Voucher to spend in their store for the winner
Congrats to all the winners from last challenge .
Now the new challenge is open .
Cant wait to see what project you share with us , so link up and I'll come and see you .

And I leave you with this thought ..

When we stop worrying

about the troubles we have

and offer thanks for the

troubles we don't have ,

happiness comes .

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

Friday, March 9, 2012

Bloomin' Loverly.

Hi there , welcome to my room . I am so thrilled that you took the time to visit .
Hope you enjoy your browsing .
Thank you to new follower MYS [ Inger] hope we get to see each other lots .

Had a fab day .Just after lunch Jane came for a craft afternoon . While she made up cards from some of my kits , made earlier, I punched and die cut some shapes from my stash of scrap card stock .
This card to share tonight is already in kit form for next Tuesday craft .

All card and paper are from SU . The image from Sarah Kay, coloured in copic .

I just loved the papers so much and the coloured image scrubbed up ok , that I really did not want to adorn the card with any thing else . And I kept the inside simple as well .

Hope you like it ..
Well I am later than I thought I would be so will leave you now with this thought ..

Develop a passion for learning.

If you do

You will never cease to grow .

--Anthony J. DiAngelo

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

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Tuesday kit .

Hi there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in . But don't be shy , do let me know you have been . I really do appreciate all comments .

Another beautiful day in Adelaide .Hope it was the same for you ..wherever you are .

No action packed day here , just the usual walking for coffee , taking dog to park , then the mundane house work before getting to my craft room .

Just a quick post to share the last of last Tuesdays kit cards .This one is a male greeting card .

Card base is SU , Cajun Craze. As is the motorbike image and the sentiment . The tyres and tyre tread marks for the inside are from an unmarked pack of images sorry ..The paper is from my stash which I might add is NO SMALLER . I really do have to have a day of punching and diecutting shapes to use up scraps ...perhaps Friday .

Well it is late , here any way . It may be quite early where you are though .

I will leave you with this thought.....

If you really want to do something,

you'll find a way;

if you don't, you'll find an excuse.

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

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

How Do You Wrap a Hug?

Hi there . Hello to all my followers and new visitors alike .Hope that you enjoy browsing through my blog tonight . Welcome to my room .

Today , being Tuesday , I took another lot of cards and kits to my table at the Roundabout to share with my friends . There were a couple who could not make it today but there was still plenty of chit chat . Doug dropped in to see us and after cardmaking , we stayed for lunch .

To share tonight on this post is a card we made today .

The top image is " Maxwell's Note " Stampabilities. Words from Teen Tiny Sentiments, SU.

I used a few diecuts for this creation . In my own blog travels , I have seen a few of these , but my inspiration for this one came from thank you Paul.

I did make a few errors with the larger circle at base with my stamped image being seen when top circle was closed .But I penciled an outline of top circle and used my Stampa ma jig to place the sentiment and the image in the right place . Sentiment from Penny Black and little 'meece'

from Micey Day, Penny Black .

Loved making this one .

Hope you like it .

Thats it for tonight but will try to fit some comments in now .

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

Monday, March 5, 2012

Monday #1

Hello ,welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in to see me . Also , welcome to a new follower, Deb . Lovely to have you here and I am sure we will enjoy each other's company .
Anne-Marie has rejoined after dissappearing for a while ..she did not leave me and I did not delete her so I dont know what happened there .
I hope that you all have enjoyed a fabulous weekend .
Doug and I were couch potatoes for most of it .
Both of us love car racing on TV. and this last weekend there was a street V8 race fully covered by TV channel .
Thank Heaven that I had made this card earlier .
I did enjoy creating this one for my Make it Monday DT post.

I have left it with no sentiment for the inside because it may be for a Grandson's birthday or a " just because you did well at school last week" .. card.

The awesome image I have used is one supplied by our sponsor for this week ......

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Bugaboo Stamps are offering a very generous prize of winner's choice of 7 single digis!

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!

The talented Design Team ladies have been happily creating and have some awesome cards to share with you this week. Please spend a little time to visit each of the Design Team member's blogs to see who they chose as their favourite from last week's linky party.

My pick this week is ..

Sandy #26

I have this image too but I use it uncoloured .Sandy has done a lovely job adding a splash of colour to hers and with a little lacey touch to finish . Do visit Sandy and let her know that you saw her here.

Well , in closing today, I'll wish you a happy week with some satisfying craft time ahead.

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

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Blog Award

Hi there ,welcome to my room . Has been a great Saturday .Doug and I watched the V8 car race on TV . Walked out, early morning , for our usual coffee and took our dog , Jacki, for walk in the park , then were couch potatoes for the day .

Tonight I am sharing a card created with a kit for my next Tuesday craft morning .

But before I do that I want to thank Jane and Sharon for a blog award that have given me .

Now there are rules for accepting these awards and one is that you must choose 5 other bloggers that have inspired you . I am rather pushed for time tonight but I will try to choose and pass award on asap . I believe that it is to encourage bloggers with less than 200 followers .

I follow some awesome papercrafters I might add and it wont take long hopefully .

Thank you, girls once again . I have place this award with others I have been given on a page you can go to on my side bar under heading , Past Blog Awards .

And now my card .. Whisper White card base . A matte of DSP , Beyond The Garden , SU . Riding Hood Red
for the diecut frame . Image and sentiment from set , Silhouette Sentiments , SU.

For the inside , a similar layout .

Well that's it. Hope that the rest of the weekend finds you in good company and a little time for crafting ..

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