Monday, December 31, 2012

Summer party

   Hi there . Hello to to you   and welcome to my room .
Hope that you have enjoyed the festivities of the Christmas break. If you could not be with your family then I hope that there were phone calls , emails or cards to make your heart sing .
          Hope too that the New Year will be a good one for you ..

Thank you to those who entered  the Make it Monday linky Party #120 which was open for 2 weeks .
Congrats to those winners and to those who are featured on the DT blogs .
The new Linky Party #121 is now open  so come on show us your papercraft projects old or new .

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 .

A fabulous start to the 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!

And the DT got to try out some wonderful images .....which brings me to my card to share

                                                      using Stacey with balloon

Card base is from SU  , Gingham paper, washi tape and flower rubons  from my stash . sentiment from a free set of stamps with a magazine . With just a dash of kindyglitz...
                                                             And inside with some Rubon presents .
                                                          In case you have forgotten , and I dont believe for a second that you have , the DT has a Pick of the Week to feature on their blogs .  It could be you !
Are you mine ?....

Love the doily like background for the sentiment AND THAT DELIGHTFUL IMAGE . Hope that we get to see more , Lilia.
Am looking for challenge to enter my card so back later....

                                             My thought for today
                                           The love of family and the admiration of friends
                                               is much more important than wealth and privilege.
                                                                Charles Kuralt

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

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Baby Oh Baby

Hi there blogging pals .
Here it is Wednesday ..the day after.
Welcome to my room , haven't been here since the last time .
 Really have to force myself to  "sit'' around, read a little , nibble this and that , watch a little TV and generally do what everyone thinks is... RELAXING .  SIGH!!
When all I would like to do is make a card , stamp , tear, punch, colour    you know what I mean?
Still I did sneak in to make this , hoping it would give me a "fix"
For this quick fix I used an image from a free CD on a magazine .
Complete card Making .
Card stock,  SU.
sentiment unknown ..
Background paper,  image and bottom strip from CD.

and the inside

I think it's a nice card for my stash .
Hope that you are all relaxing now , doing whatever it is that you do on the day after Christmas day.
Did you save any of the Christmas wrapping ?
Just a tip ..if you are going to use wrapping for craft . I cut a small piece , like A4 size or just around whatever image I want to use  , and place on jac paper .Thats double sided sticky sheets .  I then  remove the backing of jac paper and adhere to some card stock .   So the wrapping image  is easier to handle and  to cut with less tearing .

                                                            I believe  that papercraft is a form of art.
                                                             So I understand these words

                                                              What art offers is space -
                                                        a certain breathing room for the spirit.

                                                                    John Updike

                                                           And, today ,  my spirit is refreshed .

                               Thank you for calling in  .I hope that you enjoyed your visit .
                                      Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Bloomin ' Marvelous

Hello there , welcome to my room .Thanks so much for calling in .I love it when you do .
I know that you must be ever so busy with the season's festivities .

Whoopie Do !! I have  200 followers ..thank you to Michaela for becoming my 200th follower
I hope that you enjoy my posts whenever you visit .
Michaela's blog is filled with amazing projects that seem to have that WOW factor so would be worth a look .
Can't stay here too long ..have hurt my back somehow and sitting or standing too long in one spot is really quite uncomfortable .
So will just share this card . Made this for my "just because box.. "The occassion and the inside sentiment will determine the use for this type of card .

Green card for  base from SU .Die cut with SU scallop Square
Gingham paper from a stack pad 12x12 that Fran gave me
CraftersChoice PrimaryBasics
Flower square image from Kaszazz.
Coloured with copics
Sentiment from SU  set , Bloomin'Marvelous .
Don't forget that the Make it Monday Linky Party #120 is playing for two weeks this time ..
Words for today ..

                                             If you're in a bad situation,
                                                 don't worry it'll change.
                                             If you're in a good situation,
                                                 don't worry it'll change.
                                                          John A. Simone, Sr.

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

Friday, December 21, 2012

Purrfect wishes

Hey ,  it is Friday !!
SO WHAT? you say.
Nuthin',   just sayin'..

Hi there , welcome to my room . Thank you for popping in .

Went out for our usual coffee and scones at ├Âur B&B cafe ..[ I say ours because we must have 1/2 shares in the place by now after $100s of coffee bought ] and a crafting friend,  Fran , met us to share some cuppa  time . We were chatting about what number one dialed on our mobiles for emergencies .
I was under the impression that 000 was for landline not mobiles .  But a quick check at a Telstra shop squished that notion . So if I need it 000 will work on my mobile .
Nice to know .

Tonight a card made at one of our Tuesday craft   mornings.

 The card base is Always Artichoke , SU,  covered with dsp from my stash .
Two diecut layers , one of Bashful Blue , SU, and the other is the underside of the green paper.
The image has been diecut from a sheet of images from KraftHands. I just embellished with a diecut leaf and a flower from my stash .

Once again , I hope you enjoyed your visit . Going to be a scorcher over the weekend here so may be too hot to craft  but I  might be able to visit you instead .
My words for today
 I told him,
 "At my age, I don't even buy green bananas."
Claude Pepper
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Thursday, December 20, 2012

1937 was a good year.

Hi there . welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in .
Of course I appreciate and read every comment , so if you leave one,  thanks again .
No card tonight from me ..but..
I do want to share some of the cards that Doug received for his 75th birthday , which is not until the 23rd of December. The boy in this  ruggedly robust ,  usually manly man ,  could not wait till then so has seen his pressys and cards . All cards are hand made ...

                                                        From Daughter, Michelle

                                                                    From me , Shirley-Anne
                                                              From Fran

from Jane
From Sandy

Did not think Doug would make this birthday after his heart attacks and his recent strokes but there you go !
Happy Birthday  Doug . 
 but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement
 the greater part of life is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson

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

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Friends and Flowers .

Oh Boy,  midweek already .

  Hello blogging pals , welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .

Had a senior moment on Monday . I published my DT post  for Make it Monday and forgot to add my POTW . Well , I have edited my post and inserted my POTW . I do hope that you will scroll down to see which entry caught my eye last week.

Tonight though I have a  what I think is a vintage style card  to share .
The image is printed from a CD , the name of which escapes me for the moment .

The card stock is from SU , the paper from my stash . The paper bow is a diecut from Die-namics, MFT,  as is the corner piece.
The centre piece has flowers and butterflys as 3D but I forgot to take photo to show that .
 I love this  type of creating with CDs for quick cards . Bit like baking a cake with a packet mix . Just add a little touch of your own and a little tweek here and there and it becomes an original .
Just the thing when time is short . Hope you like it anyhows..

                                                        And right now ......

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

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Quiet Please.

Hello there , welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in and I hope that you like the card that I have to share .

We used to have a shack at Morgan on the River Murry.  It was a tin /iron garage of sorts and we had a wood stove and bunk beds along with other  home comforts so we were not really roughing it . We used to play cards, do jigsaws ,  cook crumpets and drown them in butter and honey or vegemite . But what I loved most was the the roller door at one end which  opened up right at the bank of the river  . So in the mornings we would lift the door and watch the morning mist rise from the water while listening to the raucous laugh of the kookaburras. ...SIGH!
When I saw this image on a Whimsy CD. this memory of times past came flooding back .

The card and paper are from SU . The seagull ,  a free image with a magazine and the sentiment is from unnamed set of stamps in my stash .

I hope that my girls will enjoy making yet another masculine card for our last Tuesday  craft morning for 2012.

                                                                 A frivolous thought

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

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Monday Hug

Hi there . Welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .
Well , I hope that you all had a better weekend than we did .  If you saw my  Saturday's post you would have read that one of our dogs died earlier that same day ..Jacki was a grand pal.
Thanks to all for  the warm wishes of sympathy that we have had .
So now Twiggy will become the top dog in our home .
But for now,  the new Make it Monday Linky Party  #120 is well on its way
This one will run for two weeks to give us a bit of a break over Christmas.
My DT card to share..
                                          And inside

Definately hard to get great photos indoors  but you can get the idea here .
Card and paper from my stash while the image, is from our sponsor for this week .
This week we are being sponsored once again by the everfun and cute Meljen Designs Digital Stamps!

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!
You may also be chosen by one of the DT as their pick of the week  so call in to their blogs and check that out .
We are having a break over the Festive Season so this papercraft  party will go for 2 weeks this time .

OH NO ..A senior moment
 I have just been told that I have no POTW

Well I did have one just forgot to add it here ..


                                     My thoughts for today

                       Merry Christmas and Happy New Year  .
                          Be happy , be safe , be kind      but most of all be thankful.

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

Saturday, December 15, 2012

In Memory of Jacki..

OUR GIRL,  September 1998 --DECEMBER 2012
JACKI.   Great mouser, a tomboy of the highest order. Good friend and companion pet of Doug and Shirley-Anne.
 Remembered fondly , sadly missed.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Last Christmas card this year .

Hello there. Welcome to my room . Thank you for taking time out from busy festive season activities to call in .
Another really hot day here in Adelaide .. I have to be so careful, for Doug feels the heat and can get a little worse for wear. The hardest thing is to get him to drink..WATER. I'm thankful he is a teatotaller  but he hates to drink plain water .
Tonight I thought that I would share my last Christmas card for 2012.. Not that I made many where near enough . So if I did not send you one please dont take it personal. I really do think kindly and often   of all my friends . I will try to do better next year.

Card stock from SU and paper from6"paper pad.Kaisercraft. The flower and leaf  are  cut from paper in same pack . Sentiment  inside is diecut from bought inserts . .Message on front is from SU. The house image is a card topper ..I think from Lily of the Valley.

Only 10 days to Doug's 75th birthday still no card made for him YEEEK!!!  What am I doing with my time ???

                        need a giggle to settle my nerves..

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

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hot and steamy Wednesday.

  Has a nice ring to it doesn't  it  ?
The weather is hot and steamy , with thunder rumbling around and large rain drops evaporating on the hot driveway. We don't like this weather at all , Doug , dogs or me .
So thought that I would pop on PC to share with you another masculine card .

Card from SU , paper from stash and sentiment .'.birthday ' part of an unnamed stamp . The car is from a sheet of many cars. A friend shopped it for me and the packet had no name on it ..
The letters for ' happy ' have  been diecut ..

                                                          simply inside .

                        This came to mind as at this time of year we have lots of visitors and cuppas with cake..also we have been eating  out a lot lately ..

I do walk a lot .., like that's negative gearing , isn't it?

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A classic masculine card

I think Summer is here .Had a few hot days in a row . And that's ok , I dont mind sitting in my craft room with fan on ..

Hello . Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .
Am over sympathy cards for a while and need to restock masculine cards .I rather like these projects because no call for frills .

Card from SU .Paper from stash ..sentiment from SU .Washi tape from I forget where . bling ,from stash . Car image from Kaszazz.
                                                                          and the inside . 

                                               My observation for today

Not so much these days.. ha ha .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday's pot of flowers.

Hello , thank you for calling in . Welcome to my room , be you a  new visitor or a regular one , I hope you enjoy your browsing . Welcome  too, a new follower, Anne-Elise.

How has your week been?
Some of my visitors have been freezing and shovelling snow,  while others are beach lounging in Summer heat .
Here in Adelaide we are sweltering under a Summer sun .
 We had a bit of a scare  last week ..Our Twiggy ran off and left Doug at the park . Doug and I with our two dogs walked/ gophered  around the block and as we drew close to home I decided to continue home with older dog Jacki while Doug went over  to the park . He usually lets Twiggy off her lead , just inside the gate . This he did ,but this time Twiggy decided to see where I went .
Well....! Doug came home in a real state ! Both raced back to park ,  then in different directions around the block ..I raced back inside to ring council but there was a message on our answering machine ..The lady right at the end of our village had left a message to say that Twiggy was with her .
SIGH!!! Twiggy had crossed the very busy road and came home , found door shut so went on down driveway to back gate where our neighbour found her and took her inside to wait for me .
We have not had Twiggy long but she is so loved ..

So being in a better frame of mind now , I can enjoy today and the Make it Monday Linky Party..
Sharing my DT card
and inside
This pretty image is one sent from Bugaboo for me to play with ..
Our wonderful sponsor this week

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!

Thank you to all the entrants from last week .Hope that you will join us again soon .
Congrats to those winners from last week .
What about the DT  PsOTW ? Are you a DT favourite?
Don't forget to call back if you have entered to check .
  It is nice when someone acknowledges that you picked them out to feature on post .  
I can tell you that it is so hard to choose just one from the huge number of fabulous entries .
But here is mine from last week ..

       # 138 ..Lisa Jane .

and she is not saying .."does my bum look big in this dress?"

This beautiful image is set  to make a  stunning card .
Thank you Lisa Jane for sharing .
 Now all of us here at the Make it Monday Linky Party are looking forward to seeing your papercraft project , so if you have not made anything recently don't worry . We don't mind  if you share something you made  a while ago and have already posted on your blog .

                                                          My thought for today ..

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

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday with Cupcake Cards & Craft

Hi there. Welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .
Did you have a fabulous week end ? Hope so .
 I don't know why, but I just cannot get into the frame of mind needed to organize that which I need to do for Christmas . No addressing of cards yet , no stocking up of food stuff or extra cleaning of windows . You know what I mean ?
Doug will be 75 on the 23rd of December and I have not made his card yet !!!

Maybe I will be inspired by this week at the Make it Monday linky party , where I  just know that I will get to  see many great cards to get me motivated.
My card to share this week is

and inside..
All card and paper from my stash . The sentiment from Stamp-It.
I am trying to replenish my collection of sympathy cards ..see previous post.
Our sponsor for this week is

Prize is a paper pack of the winners choice.
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 of course there is the chance that you will be chosen by one of the DT as their pick of the week ..

                                                  But this week there is an addition to the party....

Special Sponsor
Visions of Sugarplums
Lori Hairston and Lisa Minckler
co-hosting a blog hop together with many participants and available prizes.
* Lori is gifting a $20 Visa Card to a winner at MIM who comments on her VOSP links and
mentions that they came over from MIM.
Winner will be announced on regular post day at MIM.

There will be many other opportunities for prizes, but in order to win the gift offered by Lori
at MIM, participants MUST comment on her links and mention MIM, but they are also free
to play along with all the other links as well.
There will be more details / links about this on the Make it Monday  post .

Congrats to winners from last week

Now for my absolute favourite part of DT duty.
My pick of the week
LINDA #138

Thanks Linda , for entering / sharing this amazing , bright and fun Christmas card. Please visit Linda's blog and check out her artistic flair for papercraft.  You wont be bored  , truly you wont .
                                       Quote for today

                                                        Until you value yourself, you won't value your time.
                                                     Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
                                                                                         M. Scott Peck

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