Monday, April 30, 2012

Wishing you Sunshine

Oh BOY!  Here it is Monday again .  Time for the Make it Monday Linky Party . And I love it . I have been given a super cute image to play with , I have spent ages browsing through the most inspirational entries and I get to share my  craft with you .
To top all that , I get to choose some one to feature on my post here .
So hello to you .Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in to share the joy with me .

This week we are being sponsored by the fun and funky Digi My World!

      They are offering the lucky random winner a $10 gift voucher to spend in store - how fab is that?!

And the image I used is Garden Girl Penny.

For the first time I have tried SU , Shimmery White as card base and for the printing of digi image , which I coloured with copics .I then diecut with a scallop oval  die.
I agonised over which background paper to use but decided to use some card stock from the ever mounting stash on my desk ..
A green layer to mount the yellow and pink rectangle pieces before adhering the image with ds tape .
A flower from my stash , the tiny butterflys from a previous MS  punched strip , a brad and pearls from my stash to embellish .

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!
My super talented teamies have awesome projects to share with you , so be sure to visit them too. I know that they , like myself , really do appreciate you visiting and leaving some blog love.  
Now,  it is my pleasure to share my POW

While this beautiful card inspired me  , Jane , the whole  delightful post is  full of interesting photos of beautiful flowers . I love that you shared several colourings of this  same image as well. .You certainly showcased the pretty garden scene perfectly .  Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .  
I am hoping that we see you again on this new week of Make it Monday .
Before  I close now , I share some wise words ...

Be Thankful ..
Be thankful that you don't already have
 everything you desire . If you did , what would
  there be to look forward to ?

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

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cutie for challenges .

Hi there everyone .Welcome to my room .Hope that you and yours are enjoying your week . Thank you for taking the time to visit and  I hope that you like what you see .
Well , it is freezing again today . No walking out today .
What a shame I have to spend time crafting . It's a hard life , let me tell you !!
I'm having the carpets cleaned in a couple of days so I have been shifting a few boxes from the floor in my room [ not an easy task or a quick job which anyone who has stepped into said room will testify to ] and I found a sheet of images from Pretty Little Studio. Immediately needed a break from task at hand to make this sweet  cute little card .

The card base is Confetti White and the papers  from April Showers which along with image is from Pretty Little Studio .Just the cutest CAS card I think .  Too simple do you think?
The inside has a flower cut from same paper .

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges .

My quick thought for today ..

 If you do things well, do them better.
 Be daring , be first, be different , be just.
                  -Anita Roddick
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Monday, April 23, 2012

Make it Monday with Josh

Hi there blogging pals , welcome to my room on this, a pleasant morning . Hope that you and yours are enjoying your Monday . I am happy to be welcoming in the new week at

Thank you for calling in and ,please, say hi in the comment box so I know . I will try to return the visit too .

First Car Josh

When I received this image from Kerry, I knew instantly how I wanted to showcase Josh and his first car. Of course it had to be a CAS card. As you can see there are no papers for this C6 card, just cardstock. The words are computer generated . Copics used to colour.

inside ..yes, I know CAS too.

This week, as I mentioned before , we are being sponsored by the lovely, talented Kerry of Ladybug Crafts Ink!

Kerry is giving away a £10 voucher to to the lucky random winner to spend in 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! But you all know that , right..

I love the way that so many are spreading , blog love and craft friendship through comments .

Another week of wonderful , inspirational entries again last week .

Talking about inspirational projects, have you called in on the DT ladies blogs to see what they are sharing ? I wonder if they found it as hard as I did to choose one entry to feature on their post .

This time I chose ..

MANDY #138

Stunning ,Mandy . I was just blown away with this . Beautifully designed , so feminine and topped with awesome embellishments . I hope that you visit Mandy soon , let her know you saw her card featured here and be prepared to be inspired .HOW COULD YOU NOT!!

Well I am off now to grab a coffee while researching a craft magazine or two ...or three.

OH, nearly forgot my thought for today .

Shoot for the moon.

Even if you miss it

you will land among the stars .

So there you go .

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

Pet Loss

Hi there.
Welcome to my room . Thank you one and all for your visit and comment if you left one .
All comments are such a buzz to read .
Have been really snowed under with life in general lately a good way but.
Just here to share a card .I visited our vet recently for our new Twiggy pup and she asked me to make some Sympathy cards for people who have lost a pet .
This is what I came up with .

Marina Mist used for card base .White card embossed for background . Small panel of striped paper mounted on Marina Mist with Clip Art food bowl image attached. Sentiment is also computer generated .
Inside sentiment is from Artee Stamps .
Have to be the most unusual card request I have had .
Hope you all had a fab weekend and may the coming week be a happy one .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

7th Challenge Ditzy Craftymess

Hi there . Thanks for calling in .

Welcome to my room .

Very quiet here last couple of days with the temperature being in the high 20's low 30's and Doug still very tired ,getting over his "turn" and hospital stay .

Had time therefore to make a card ready for today's

7th Challenge 21st April - Linda's choice - Embossing & Distressing dry or wet .

Crimson Cloud are sponsoring us this time and they have done a guest design spot as well .

Their prize is 3 die cuts for the winner to choose.

Mel's guest design card.

My card to share is combining dry embossing and distressing . I made it for a great crafting buddie of mine .Sandy has it already so can show/post it now .

Forgot to take photo before I wrote inside ..

Began with ivory card , a layer of red card embossed with dots folder and all edges distressed .

Added a pretty paper to diecut frame as background to image which I punched out with circle punch . The inside is pretty much the same .

You will see the other DT ladies on the challenge blog so be sure to call in to see them once you have added your project too.

Love to see what you share .

Now I must turn my attention to some mundane house work as I can't seem to locate the maid who should be taking the washing from the line , preparing supper and all that . YEAH RIGHT !!


A moment to share a thought ..

All meaningful and lasting change starts

first in your imagination and then works

its way out.

Imagination is more important than knowledge .

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


Friday, April 13, 2012

High Flyer

Hi .

Welcome to my room . Really happy that you have called in . Thank you so much followers all , a special appreciation for comments that are left . Know that I read them all .

Doug and I went out for our usual Friday morning coffee and scones at B&B at Northpark shop centre and who should pop in to have coffee with us but my dearest craft friends , Fran and Sandy . They all get on so well with Doug and wanted to wish him well after learning that he had been in hospital over Easter . It was great to catch up .

In one of the 100's of magazines I have, I remembered a card design that I have been meaning to try . I have been making a few variations of easle cards lately ..

and this is one I will try again ..

Whisper White for card base . Just a C6 sized card . The card front has two panels cut to the fold at 5 cm from both short ends .The centre one is folded in half to the fold . That is where the image is attatched .

The two outside panels are adhered to base of card
I then added , with foam tape a Night Of Navy strip to each side , adding, with ds tape, Bashful Blue then White.I had stamped the stars on each white , coloured them in and punched out larger star and paper pieced that on .
Skater Mat is a Lucy's stamp . He is coloured with copics except for hair , that was pencils . I diecut the frame and adhered him to card .

I added a strip of striped paper to centre adding the sentiment with foam tape .

Wow, bit earlier tonight . Might trot off to make myself a Milo now and settle down for some commenting of my own .
Wish you could join me Michelle .

Hope you like my card .

This card I hope is suitable for

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I was featured

Hi there , blogging pals , welcome to my room .

Just a quick post to share some good news and a couple more vintage cards made over the Easter break .

To my delight , I was featured on "Best of the Web” , at “Craft Corners”, recently .

The article can be seen ... along with others.

Complimenting this craft hints and tips blog there is also another blog for shopping tips and buying advice, and more, at Tip Center which features anything from baking tips to gift tips.

Very interesting reading here .

Then on to my cards ..

. inside

. inside .

Cardstock , SU

Papers from SU and vintage images from Graphic 45.

Still very simple vintage cards but because of the beautiful DSP I loved making them .I hope that you enjoyed seeing them .

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

Monday, April 9, 2012

Put your feet up , enjoy Monday .

HI .
Welcome to my room .
Happy Easter to you all . I hope that you are having just the best of long weekends . Perhaps you need the holiday Monday , now, today to recover from your weekend .
Lucky me today . I get to share in the start of another Make it Monday Linky Party.
You know, if you ever lose your mojo , visit us and find all the inspiration you will ever need . Between the DT ladies and all the entries you are bound to see something that whets your craft appetite and gets you back punching , embossing , inking or layering .
Here is my card shared today . Now the sentiment is PC generated and my own words because later I may add another 'It's your Birthday ' or ' have a speedie recovery'.
Or may be 'Happy Father's Day .

Whisper White card used and dsp from my stash

And the inside ..

The Image I used " Comfy Chair " is from our sponsor for this week .

We are very excited to have again our fun sponsors Bugaboo Stamps! I have enjoyed using these fun and sweet digis!

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!

While you are visiting Make it Monday challenge Blog do check out the other talented teamies .They have some inspirational pieces to share with you . That way you will also get to see who they chose for their pick of the week .

Which brings me to my pick .

Am so thrilled to share this and much more from Debbie..#158

Super adorable image and perfect colouring .love the card design too .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday, Debbie . There are more sweet card designs and beautiful images throughout her blog so it is worth a visit .

Thank you once again for your visit and your comment if you left one .

Just as a haunting refrain will

play on in our memory

so too can words;

wise , uplifting, comforting.

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

Sunday, April 8, 2012

These were dresses ..

Hi .
Happy to see you and welcome to my room
Little time spent in craft room this weekend except for some blog visits and commenting .
Caught up with a little house work ....YEEK!! hate that mundane stuff .
I hope that you and yours are enjoying your weekend .
I had a few moments this afternoon for actual card making , after lunch and crumbing some chops for dinner . Oh ...that's another pet hate for me .thinking of what to have for meals and then the preparation of said meal. Lately I have found myself sticking to same menu /foods in rotation . BORING !!
But hesitate to step out of comfort zone because, I am ashamed to say , that would be taking a risk .
No risk, however, in card making ..
A mistake is only another embellishing opportunity .
My card to share has a vintage theme .

The card base is Rich Razzleberry ,while both images and gingham dsp are from Graphic 45.
Just added a couple of Craftworkscards Candi to corners . I sponged the edges of Gingham paper with Groovy Guava ink to define the layer.

For the inside , simple a layer of gingham paper and Whisper White panel for greeting . Two small images from same Graphic45 sheet to adorn corners were added .

Thanks again for your visit and all comments are read appreciated .
My thought for today ..

We cannot become what we need to be ,
remaining what we are .

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

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Ditzy Craftymess Challenge #6 Any thing but a card

Hi there and a huge welcome to my room.

Hope that you are enjoying the Easter Celebrations . A safe and happy long weekend , I wish for you .

Wow , here it is the first week of April done and dusted .
No workshops for a while so it is a free for all in my room .

My altered note book is covered with retired SU papers and a cut out from April Showers pack from Pretty Little Studio. No other embellishing cause it is for myself and everyday use.

We have already had a few April Showers and that has inspired me use this image to decorate this note book . This is my project to share for the new Ditzy Craftymess Challenge

7th April - 6th Challenge - Nicky to Choose Challenge - Make anything but a card -

Sponsor & prize Im Charmed , will offer 20 Charms of choice -

Check out Judie's charming shop [tee hee, pun intended ] there are some really cute little charms .
We are looking forward to seeing what you share with us in your entry . Anything but a card .
When you visit the challenge blog be sure to check out my other teamies as they are sharing some inspirational pieces for you .
My thought for today ..

To know is nothing at all;
to imagine is everything .

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

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Egg and Toast , anyone?

Hi everyone .Welcome to my room .I'm delighted that you have called in . Hope that you enjoy your browsing .

Thank you also for comments left for me to read on previous posts .

Now , before I share todays card , I am wondering how many of you noticed any thing ...well odd, in my Make it Monday post .

You the heading ?

I mean really!! Did it relate to the card? OOPS another senior moment and I did not pick it up myself until last night . As you will see there is an explaination . mind you it may not be logical ..LOL

At the same time as doing the Monday post , with a card made days before , to schedule , I was creating this card and somehow my thinking went haywire.

I was going to edit but ...well , I was just interested to know how many of you noticed the hiccup .

WHEW .A lot about nothing ! If you are still here , thanks for sticking around to see my card .

Again , all card stock and dsp are from SU . This paper from the new Autumn /Winter mini catalogue.

The image and sentiment are from Penny Black .

I also made this one too, from same ingredients .

This card has a smaller easle card topper .
I created the blue plate by using two circle punches .One smaller than the other .I punched 3 smaller circles to place on top of larger blue circle.I then used my cuttlebug and the embossing pad to emboss the indent into the larger circle thus creating a plate. The knife is from a SU set .

There you go now ,I hope that I have made up for my silly moment . Hope that you liked both cards .

Sometimes I just can't ignore
the way I feel

when I see you smile .

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

Monday, April 2, 2012

A Micey Nice Monday

Hi there , welcome to my room for another Make it Monday linky Party.

Thank you for calling in .

Our sponsor

This week we are being sponsored by the lovely Mandy of Cupcake Cards and Craft who creates gorgeous digi paper collections and kits! Mandy is offering the lucky random winner 3 downloadable paper collections!
Thank you to all the entrants from last week and congrats to the winners .

It is a great way to showcase your most recent papercraft make or even to share your favourite project from ages 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 and share with us your beautiful paper creations!!

Be sure to visit the other talented DT ladies to check out their awesome works of art and their pick from last week .
My card to share this week has another showing of the new papers from the Autumn/Winter mini Catalogue .

Bashful Blue card base with DSP , Twitterpated.
Image ,
Jodie Lee Designs

Now , it is my pleasure to give you my pic from last week ..

Hello Dee. Fabulous colouring of sweet image .Great background paper and love the row of flowers .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Can't wait to see your project this week . You will join in , wont you?

To end this appreciation

Appreciation can make a day

_ even change a life.

Your willingness to put it into words

is all that is necessary.

- Margaret Cousins.

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