Saturday, June 30, 2012

No house work please

 Hello there , welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in .Hope that you say hi and let me know  that you  visited . Thank you all for the comments on my  posts, I love reading each and everyone of them .

Been so busy lately .just with normal life stuff . But happy to make time for The fortnightly Craftymess Challenge Blog .  Thank you to all those talented crafties who shared their awesome projects last challenge . Congrats to the winners .
This time for #12 the theme is Ribbon and Lace , set by teamie Sandy ..Now check the challenge blog for details .
Here is my DT piece to share ..

All cardstock is SU . The paper , lace , ribbon , mop and bucket image are all from my stash . The sentiment is from an unknown stamp, the  label  worn away .

." My idea of housework
      is to sweep the room
      with a glance ".

The well dressed lady who obviously hates housework is an image from our fabulous sponsor .... 
Sassy Studio Designs

Sassy Studio Designs is a fresh new company. We have been designing and selling for 2 years now, and we have been kindly received into the community of digi stampers and crafters. I started designing images shortly after I started stamping, reason being...I didn't hardly like anything else out there I was a young adult woman at the time I was engaged, had no kids, I wanted fun sexy images that I would enjoy using and my friends and hubby would enjoy receiving. I designed images for 2 other digi stamp companies when my wonderful hubby kept trying to get me to go out on my own. So in June 2009 thanks to the few faithful followers I had, Sassy Studio Designs was born!  It has been a wonderful journey starting my own store. We have just grown so much these past months.I still try to keep
Lindsay Dyer: keep with my original philosophy and reason for designing stamps, make them fun and keep them sassy...and yes sometimes even sexy!

The winner receives 4 images of their choice 
Now after you have entered your project , I hope that you will call in to see the other DT to see their inspirational pieces . Or,  if you have lost your mojo and need some ideas,  I am sure , if you you visit these talented ladies , you will be enthused and will have an entry in no time at all .
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with ..
     The best mirror
         is an old friend .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday with Cupcake Cards and Craft

Hi there , blogging friends . Hello and thank you to  some new followers .Hope that I get to visit you soon ..Welcome everybody , to my room .
Thanks also for all the fabulous comments I get .I do try to visit you all but if I have missed you,  please know that I read and appreciate every kind word you leave for me .
And now , being Monday , a new Make it Monday Linky Party is just waiting for you and I  to join in the sharing and inspiring fun .
For # 95 here is my card ..

I must admit I made this earlier last week ready for posting but just could not find any spare blogging time , so am happy to share it now .
The sentiment is a Kaszazz stamp , while the butterflies are from KaiserCraft. I cut the butterflies out and 3D the  wings as I adhered them to Shimmery White card .I embossed a couple of lines across the bottom front of card and placed the butterflies between them .
Now the sponsor for 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!

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 pick of the week
I chose this while the rain was pelting down , the temp about 12 and the image reminded me that warm weather will come again .Love your colouring Deonna

Be sure to call in on the other teamies blogs  to see the projects  they are sharing this week and to see if you are their POTW .
Hope that we see you at the party with your papercraft project .

                                              My thought for today ..

                      You meet your friend,
                      your face brightens ----
                        you have struck gold .
                                    - Kassia.

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

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Vintage with digi

Hello there ,everyone . Welcome to my room ..Hope that your weekend is a happy one .
Dinner is prepared , just curried chicken and rice and  rhubarb and apple and custard  for dessert cooked .Washing out on line so my time is my own ..
So enough time any way to share a card that I made last night
The little lady is a digi image from a site that has free vintage images . { when I find it again I will share it }

The little lady and bonnet 3D on front , was already coloured . The fence, also 3D,  is from Kaszazz and it is watercoloured while the papers  are from a 6"x6" pack of unknown brand . 1/2 pearls from my stash .
Would like to enter this creation in    anything goes

 Hope you like it as I really enjoyed creating just because ..and I have not watercoloured for a while .
Thanks for calling by .
 Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday with Meljen's Designs

Hi there .
 Welcome to my room . Wow,  where has the week gone ?  Here it is another Monday Linky Party  and I have not posted since last Monday . And what is worse not much crafting done either .
Never mind .  I did have Sandy and Fran on Tuesday and  Jane here on the Friday afternoon  for card making [ the kits I made the week before ] so the week was not a total loss.
My card for inspiration for week  #94


Words on card  are my own using my  PC . Square card and papers from my stash . The image is from our sponsor for this week .   Little Pocket Mice  The frame is a diecut .

This week we are being sponsored once again by the everfun and cute Meljen Designs Digital Stamps!
Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog, and freebies and promos now and then on our facebookFAN PAGE!  Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at our store HERE to browse through all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too!

Meljen Designs Digital Stamps  are giving away the lovely prize of the winner's choice of 4 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!
My pick of the week was so hard to choose .
But choose I did ..#56
Well worth a gander is this amazing blog with many a fabulous creation and awesome images used .
Hope that you visit the MIM  teamies and share some blog love as they share their creations with you too .
My thought for today ..
Laughter is the sun
that drives the Winter
from the human face .
-Victor Hugo
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, June 11, 2012

#93 for Make it Monday

Hello there blog friends . So happy that you have popped in . Thank you .
No gopher rides or walk the last few days as the weather has been so cold . No , not just cold ..FREEZING . I know I have been mentioning the weather a lot lately and I know that there colder places than little old  Adelaide .Never the less, we seem to be feeling it more these days and I am missing my walks .
Tell me , what is cold to you,  where you live ? Anything below 25 degrees is cold to me . And 15 is definately freezing .
Happy today though, whatever the weather ! For  another Make it Monday Linky Party ...
Thank you to all the teamies for making it such a great group. A huge thanks to all the entrants . A special hug to every one who left blog love in the form of comments .
My card to share ..

The image ..Deacon Bugs is from our sponsor
We are very excited to have again our fun sponsors Bugaboo Stamps!  Everyone loves these fun and sweet digis!

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 

 If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps   atTotally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT   for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug

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!

Sure hope that you have some papercraft project to share . While you're on the challenge blog please look for the links to the other teamies and check out their fabulous inspirational pieces too.

My pick
#146  Pat
Loved the sentiment here and I thought of this challenge blog and the joy there is in sharing your project and giving some blog love to another as well .
Isn't that a lovely frame for the sentiment ? 
Thanks for sharing Pat .
My thought for today .
A smile
is a wrinkle
that shouldn't be.
- Remo
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Saturday, June 9, 2012

monochrome challenge

Hi there , come in if you're game ..Sorry had " angry" day today . All the better now that you are here .
Thank you for calling in .
Ever had an angry day?
The morning started off ok .But by mid afternoon I was angry ..Why ..I don't know . Couldn't get Doug warm's freezing in Adelaide , Twiggy [ the new pup] peed several times on floor , lunch seemed to drag on , washing from yesterday would not dry , time to get chicken fillets crumbed for dinner Doug wants afternoon tea!!! Just get into craft room , thinking I would just check inbox , phone rings wrong number , sit down , pup wants to go out , just sit down , washing machine finishes cycle so hang out washing .Just sit down doug says he wants early dinner ...ARRRRGGG!!
So tonight a little therapy .
This card is for a challenge here
"We challenge you to create in a MONOCHROMATIC colour scheme!  We want to see what you can do with one colour (allowing for black line images, white cardstock etc) ...." quote .
Well my chosen colour is pink .
All this created from my stash .Everything used on card  is at least 5 years old .
Hope you like it ..
I FEEL BETTER NOW.. posted on facebook . Son reads it and rings me to make me feel better .

Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne
WOW my day not over ..
Went to add my entry to the challenge and it is a different linky thing than I have used before .Allows you to crop your own picture which I  did ,but not correctly and so now ..wait for it ...My entry has no picture ..AGHHHH! You gotta laugh don't you ? Guess what my entry number is   #13

Friday, June 8, 2012

Surprise Gift

Hi there . Welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .Well What a fabulous day ..all day .
I believe that I am surrounded by the most beautiful friends .I do hope that they know that  I love them dearly . That they all  help to keep me grounded , happy and content with life .
Doug and I usually go for a tea and scone breakfast on a Friday and this morning Fran and Sandy were waiting for us at our usual table . For those who visit my blog know that these ladies are craft friends who come to share card making at our home .
After brecky they went off to do their own thing and Doug and I went to meet some of his friends 
for another coffee .
I felt a tap on my shoulder and it was Jane , another crafting friend  , calling by to chat .
Now Jane also comes to card making on Friday afternoon , so we saw her again after lunch .
 I thought  all that was my surprise for the day ..but no!
A Stampin'Up buddie Kay , called in home  to say hi .
And with arms full ..

Kay had been to Canberra for SU conference and thought of me while there . Brought back a pen , a card holder and this fantastic reusable SU bag for me . The bunch of flowers were an extra RAK..
Thank you Kay .We don't get together as often as we would like but hope  we can have a craft afternoon again soon .
Here is a card that was  made today ..


   Card stock, ribbon  and paper from SU .Label punch SU . Sentiment ...Lucy's Stamps . Butterflys SU .
                          My heartfelt thought for today ..

                                       I breathed a song into the air,
                                        it fell to earth , I know not where ;
                                       for who has sight so keen and strong ,
                                        that it can follow the flight of song ;
                                       the song from beginning to end ,
                                         I found it again in the heart of a friend.
                                                                   - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow .
 Enjoy your weekend .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Another magazine inspired card .

Hi there , welcome to my room . Hope that all is well with you and yours .
Thanks for calling in .
Another post , for this week ..I can't believe it . Hope blogger behaves tonight .
I love it when I get enthused by a magazine craft piece .I don't always have just the same card , image or even inks but half the fun, for me,  is rummaging through my stash to find something similar to make my own version .
Still thumbing through Vol 18 No.5 of ACSP to a card by Louise Spiden .
I will use this in my workshop to show off the usefulness of the stamp-a-ma-jig .
Here , after stamping sentiment ,  I stamped the flower vine several times at different lengths on the white card , which I then  adhered to card front with foam pads . Truly a CAS card .

Concord Crush , SU , for card base .Whisper White for image , Hero Arts and sentiment, also Hero Arts  .Inks  used , SU oldies .
Would like to enter this in this challenge ..

 Enjoy the rest of your week , as I leave you with this thought ..
            Kind words and good deeds
                    are eternal,
            You never know where
             their influence will end .

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

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Fun Ride

Hi there welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in and I hope that you like what you see .
Just a quick post as blogger is playing up and this is my second attempt tonight at the whole post . .
Being Tuesday I had two friends, Fran and Sandy , here for craft this morning .
This made us chuckle .

Twiggy rummaging in Sandy's basket ..
But now my card to share .
Diecuts from KaiserCraft , cardstock from SU , sentiment from Expressions and inspiration from ACSP mag.and Alicia McNamara.
would like to enter here ...

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

Monday, June 4, 2012

Monday and a little pretty ribbon

Hi there , welcome to my room where it is warm and cosy . Hi to new follower too . Hugs to you.
The weather outside is dreary and cold . As it had been all weekend . The only bright spot was on Saturday when two craft friends , Sandy and Fran came to pick up a Stampin'Up order and kindly invited me to join them on a visit to a craft shop . Will share what I bought,  in another posting .
But , this morning I am here to share with you the Make it Monday news .
There are some new,  extremely talented and inspiring  DT ladies on board. You will see/ meet  them on the challenge blog . I welcome each of them to this fun/easy going   group.
My card today ..
I am still rummaging /wading  through my box of cut offs , scraps and  " had for yonks" stash .
Whisper White for card base . 'You're Special ' journal card from Webster's pages is layered onto red card scrap . Paper unknown , flowers, Sage and gingham ribbon  from stash . Sentiment from SU .

This week we are sponsored by The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop supplies gorgeous ribbons, twine, buttons, embellishments, rubber stamps and embossing products for all of your crafting needs. We are happy to accept small and large orders as well as International customers.  New in stock are the Fabulous WOW embossing powders and clear stamp sets, a large selection of self adhesive pearls and rhinestones in a choice of different colours and our new Pretty Pearl Collection.  We have a selection of special offers HERE.
This week's prize is this gorgeous Pink Pretty Little Ribbon Pack!
One can never have too many ribbons ... right?
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 fab teamies and I can't wait to see what you have to share at this
Make it Monday Linky Party # 92
I do hope that you will call into their blogs to give them some blog love too .
And now for my POTW from last week .
#176 Mandy .
EXQUISITE ! So many elements to this creation to delight the senses, Mandy .
Apart from the card , Mandy shared a funny story on this post ..a must read.
My thought for today ..
Your friend is the person
  who knows all about you
and still likes you .
-Elbert Hubbard.
Hope that the weather at your place is just what you like it to be .
Can't wait to see you ..and you at the Make it Monday Linky Party.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

#9 for Craftymess Challenge Blog

My , OH  My,   here it is Saturday already .
Hi there all my blogging pals , welcome to my room .
Last week I was host to the Challenge  #9 for Craftymess Challenge Blog in which I wanted to see some Christmas cards /projects  in non traditional colour combinations .
As part of the deal I am to choose a winner and 3 runner  uppers . WOW is this hard or what!!
Now I don't know how others do it but I just don't " see" the card I always look at the whole post too and just how the entry is showcased in it .
Does not make it any easier to choose it's just the way I like  do it .
Now Before I go there,  with naming my choices,  I would like to share my effort to inspire .
This is for Challenge #10 which has the theme ,  Fantasy. Chosen by teamie Tracey .

Our sponsor ..
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 her choice of 5 digital stamps.
My card.

Always Artichoke , SU , for card base . Background paper and fairys , Graphic 45.  Image from sponsor. Front has apeture to see image and sentiment panel  inside

And now ...wish I could have trumpets a blaring loudly ...
My pick of  Challenge #9 is ...

ENTRY #2 Lindsay

Call in and say Hi to Lindsay Let her know that you saw her card  here and browse through  her blog for more inspirational pieces .
Thanks Lindsay , hope we see more from you in our next challenge .
Now there are three more card artists that I would like to champion for and they are no particular order..
ENTRY #4  Deanne

Entry #14 Dawn

And this one from Janet.

Thank you to all who entered . Fabulous papercrafters are you all .
Challenge #10 is now open ..
Cant wait to see what you make for us .
Don't forget to check out the other teamies shared projects to while you are on the challenge blog .

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