Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Christmas Joy

Hi there , welcome to my room .  Thanks for calling in .
Am thinking of those who are experiencing terrible weather conditions in America , many of whom have lost so much , many who have been hurt or lost loved ones . Am thinking too of the men and women who, in various capacities, are "on the spot" helping those in desperate need .
Just a quick note tonight , sharing a Christmas card in non traditional colours like Chocolate Chip and patterned Kraft card.The image is from Penny Black and the sentiment from SU.
May the Joy and Love
   you feel this holiday season
extend to every day
throughout the year.

Hope you like it .
Enjoy the rest of your week and maybe I will see you at the Make it Monday Linky Party.

                                                                    Today's Quote

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

Monday, October 29, 2012

Make it Linky Party #113

Hi there , great to see you .Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .

 Well the weather here has finally begun to feel like spring . Now we can be out and about more ..miss my crafting though . Well what has happened since last we were together ?  Oh,  on Friday afternoon Jane came around for some fun crafting .I had a new magazine this time so we browsed through that and she made sure my new mobile no. was in her phone ...too techy for me !!
On Saturday we met up with friends who had been on holidays  and had a daughter's  wedding since last we ├žaught up so lots to chat about there . Sunday ..more friends , more coffee ..oh my , no wonder I have a weight problem!!
 But , saying that you had a glass of water and a chat just does not have the same ring to it !
      Just thinking aloud here!!

But here it is MONDAY and the new Linky Party #113 is up and away . GOTTA LOVE THAT.
My DT card to share using card and paper from my stash .

I have used  the beach hut as main image but the other images are from here too .  
Thank you to our sponsor this week for allowing us to use some of her images to inspire you .
Julie from Ladies That Craft
Ladies That Craft is a new crafty club specialising in classes both at our local
community centre and on-line. Information and inspiration can be found at We currently have 240 members and are
growing every day.
A new Etsy store will be opening on 1st November selling Kits, classes, supplies
and mini books ready made so that you only have to add your photos.

Julie is very generously offering a fabulous prize of a

mini book kit and a disc of Gayles latest Digi Stamps.   

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 winners from last week and to those who were chosen as DT 's  POTW.
My POTW is
  # 198

Amazing frame for fabulous image,  loved the pearls for flower centres . Beautiful card and thank you for sharing , Julie.

I recommend that you visit the DT blogs .These talented ladies have shared stunning inspirational pieces for you, using some AWESOME images  . And of course have a POTW for you.   IS IT YOU??
Hope that you will share with us some of your old or new papercraft projects with us and also spread some blog love by adding a comment or two here and there .

                                              A Quote for today   

See you at the Linky Party then .
                                      Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Hi there , welcome to my room . Really appreciate your visit .
Just to share a quick card that was made just for fun ..
Hi to new follower , Pia, thanks for joining in and hope we find inspiration from each other .

Hope, every one ,  that you and yours are all well .
 Finally left our mobile phone set up until we got to a Telstra shop ..  We  decided  to get two mobiles and I could not get the backs off to place the battery in . I know I am a senior but please !! how techy do you need to be to get the back off the phone ..LOL
 All working now and on Tuesday morning  when I had Sandy and Fran here for card making Doug went off on his gopher as usual .I did not hear him return about an hour later and he caught me out by ringing /testing  the phone by ringing me while he was at the back door . I was in a bit of a panic for a moment till I actually heard his voice at the door as well as on the phone .   Doug can be such a prankster!!
but on to my card
Card base is from essential card kit . I added the Bashful Blue 1/2 circle and the cute  , pre coloured  image  which came from a free disk that came with a magazine . The words are from Hero Arts .
Quote of the day ..
So a quick craft gratification tonight . Hope that you thought it a fun card .

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

Monday, October 22, 2012

Linky Party # 112

Welcome to my room . 
 Hi there , thanks for calling in and sharing the opening
 of the new  Make it Monday Linky Party #112.
Wonderful creations shared and amazing number of entries again last week . Thank you so much and I hope that we see you again this week .
My card to share this week has a Summer theme

Card stock and paper as old as, from my stash .  Image from a free CD on a magazine and  coloured with copics.

Our sponsor for this week .

Sponsor's prize is a pack of papers of the winner's choosing .
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!
As well as that,  your entry  could be chosen as a pick of the week by any one of the DT and featured on their blog. So,  if  you want to know  if your creation has been chosen  ,  it would be great if you would visit their blogs and leave some blog love there too .
Congrats to the winners from last week

My POTW is #108

Tis best to share happy moments with a friend ,This is the first thought I had when I saw this beautiful card . Love your colouring of sweet scene and the tiny bells as embellishment .Thanks,Sharon,  for sharing with Make it Monday .
Now dont forget , your entry need not be a new papercraft project but an older post of a creation  that you are happy to share with us . I can't wait to see what you have made.
And lastly , something to ponder, 
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Circle aperture

Hi there.  Welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .
 So very late tonight .Had a great afternoon with Jane and while I did some more cuttlebugging , she made up some card kits I had made earlier .
Jane had bought some craft magazines before she arrived so we began by reading through them . Isn't it amazing how you can  always find something new no matter how many magazines you read?
Was a decent movie on TV tonight so have watched it with Doug .If it were not for the zillion adverts the movie would have finished earlier .
Any way onto my card which was one that was made today .

Card base is Naturals Ivory , the butterfly ,  sentiment , ribbon  from SU and papers from my stash .
The circle punch for the aperture is from SU .
The idea for this card design came from blog browseing .The inside has coordinating paper and diecut frame for sentiment

Once again thanks for your company and for the comments you leave .I read and appreciate every line . Weekend coming up so will try to visit some of you then .

           A fine quote for today .

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

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Under the weather.

Hello .  Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .
I would like to share today's card .
Still on the "using my stash " kick , trying to clean up my room .

and inside 
Simple card and quick to make . Whisper White card base  13cm square. Papers from Pretty little Studio, April Showers Collection . This pack is well over 12 months old I am sure .The image is a digi from a free CD which came with a magazine .Copics used to colour.
Sentiment is from SU.
                                              Hope you like it .
And tongue in cheek .. A  Quote to share

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

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Meljen's Designs Monday

 Welcome to my room , my still messy room . You know , I have to walk in sideways just to step over my ever growing craft stash . My crafting friends don't know how I find any thing at all and I have been known to "lose " a stamp or two for months at a time ! Don't you just love it!!
But I love Mondays as there is the distraction of the best Linky Party in town .
 I speak of
Make it Monday Linky Party # 111

Our Sponsor for this week is the fabulous Meljen's Designs
And using one of their images,  Happy Kite ., here is my DT card .

Chocolate Chip card base and DSP from my stash . Image stamped onto Whisper White card and again on coloured card .Coloured kites paperpieced onto first image .
The sentiment is mine,  printed on PC and punched out . Note little cloud diecut it ..

Meljen Designs Digital Stamps are giving away the lovely prize of the winner's choice of 4 single digis!
They have such a variety of super images that there is bound to be several that will tempt you .
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!
Thank you to all the wonderful entries last week and congrats to the winners .
Be sure to visit the DT blogs as they also share exciting projects for you  and their picks from last week .
Which brings me to my pick ...
# 138 ,  PAT.

Wow , fell in love with this cutie pie .great image , coloured beautifully . Love the colours , the layers and the hessian .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .
Thanks Pat for joining the linky party and hope to see you again .

                                            My thought for today.

                                                           A pessimist has no starter,
                                                                an optimist has no brakes.

                                                                         From the book of  Inner Wisdom. 

I would like to enter my card
 into first challenge  from  any thing goes

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

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Scallop circle easle card

OOH AHHH, here I am again ! On a roll this week . Over compensating for some time away from crafting ..Hi there , welcome to my room .
 Sun shining today and Doug could go out on his gopher. Bit of a drama there though . He usually goes out for about 1 or 2 hours max but today he left at 1.30pm after lunch and when he had not returned by 4.00 pm I set out in car to look for him . He had told me which park he was going to,  so I went straight there .
Poor Doug , there he was stuck on the path , twiggy was having a ball running around . "What took you so long?"he asked . The gopher had blown a fuse and would not move . We put it in nuetral so I could push it to the car where I had to help Doug into the car to sit while I pushed the gopher home . I then walked back to the car and drove him home . SIGH !! PUFF PUFF!!
Any way to my card .
This was another unusual fold for my crafting buddie Fran .

                   This one I made first but then found that I did not have enough DSP  to make kits so made this one .

Now I am off to comment on some Make it Monday entries and return comments for some of my visitors .
So thank you for calling in and hope you liked my cards.

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

Friday, October 12, 2012

Stepping out

Hi there . welcome to my room . Hope that you and yours are well . Thank you for calling in . Another cold day here in Adelaide .
 Jane came this afternoon for a bit of crafting .Oh,... she was not feeling too flash ! All stuffy and generally out of sorts ..all this caught from someone else not me !!
I tried to give her lots of TLC. Must have worked as there were 6 cards   made up .
One of which was this .
Note the cut front. Both sides of the SU  DSP used on red card base.
Sentiment from SU and SU punch used for label .The image is from LadybugCraft. Copics  used to colour.
Nice to be feeling better , I tell you , feeling crook is no fun.
Great to be back in my craft room too, sharing time with you guys is best medicine .  .

                                               My thought for today .

                                         I am indeed a practical dreamer....
                                            I want to convert my dreams
                                               into realities as far as possible .

                                                            - Mahatma Gandhi.

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

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Unusual fold

Hello blogging pals .
Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in . I have read and  appreciated all the comments left. Hopefully , I will be back to crafting everyday now that I am feeling ..about 90% better.
But of course the weather is back to freezing here in Adelaide for the next few days .
Today I want to share a fabulous shaped card , the design I found on Split Coast Stampers blog.
One of my craft buddies wanted to make some different shaped cards for Tuesday morning session so this was one for Fran .


The one on SCS.had a separate piece for bottom section but I chose to make it one complete piece of card . The card base  stock is Marina Mist SU and Very Vanilla for diecuts too .The paper is from SU , Well Worn . The bike image is from SU .
 Our Daughter , Michelle and Family have arrived safely back home in Queensland after their holiday and visit here . It was wonderful to see them all , along with her brothers from the North of our state.
Mum and Dad in front with Michelle , Sonny and Danny behind . A treasured photo.
                                                              My Thought for Today

                                                              Tis easy enough to be pleasant ,
                                                                when life flows by  like a song ;
                                                               but the man worthwhile ,
                                                                is the man with a smile ,
                                                               when everything goes dead wrong.

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

Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday's are Moovelous

Hi there , welcome to my room . I wont get too close though , someone left me with a virus and I am feeling poorly .I must admit though I think it is leaving me as I do feel slightly better .I do believe that the worst is over . A cough that came from my boots , a sore head that blew its top off at any loud sound and a throat which felt as though it had been  scrapped with the harshest sandpaper.
  Does that rate a blog  hug ? 
I must be getting old !!
                                                BUT , here it is a new Make it Monday Linky Party!
Now that would make any one feel better .
Thanks so much to our sponsor for supplying fabulous images to work with this week .


Gosh I had so much fun with this card .  The images     Framed ,You're Udderly Amazing  coloured with copics while twine , button and  papers from my stash .

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!
Congrats to last weeks winners .
Please be sure to visit the DT blogs as they are all sharing inspirational projects and ...and may have been one of the picks of the week !! Now you wouldn't want to be the last to know about that , would you?
Just am amazed at the huge number of entries we get every week , the variety of styles  and themes . All awesome projects thank you each and every one who participates .
I know that every one on the DT has a hard time choosing their POTW .
Mine for this week is # 118  , Sandi
So fabulously an  unusual project .
Before I leave you, 
My thought for today
So you enjoy living in the light ,
with happiness and stillness.
You will only truly appreciate it after
you've been in the dark.
Then you will have true joy and serenity.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now, Shirley-Anne. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Best dressed with My Digi World

Hi there everyone .Hope all is just right with you . Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in . My PC is still not working so this is a makeshift post on another.
I am behind with comments and visits and for that I am sorry .Hopefully all will be right at end of this week .
Any way,  the new Make it Monday Linky Party, #109,  is open now .
This is my DT card using our sponsors image ,BottleCap Printable.
The T-shirt is a diecut from Die-namics from My Favorite Things . The background paper is a digi paper as is the sentiment tag . I printed out a page of the bottlecap images and punched out one for the T-shirt. of course you cant see it here but I used some crystal effects on it too . I diecut two shirts of different colours and cut to overlap .

Digi My World!  is our fab sponsor this week .

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


Congrats to last weeks winners .Thanks to the DT who have been holding the fort while

some are on holidays and some are having PC troubles .

               My pick from last week ..#158

Thanks for sharing this Autumn themed card , Corrinne.

My thought for today ..

Look at everything as though you were
   seeing it either for the first or last time .
                                          - Betty Smith .

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