Friday, May 31, 2013

Stripes , it's a challenge!

Hey , Hey , it's Friday .
 Hi there and  welcome to my room .
Gosh this week is moving on so quickly . So is the year just quietly!!
Over at Card Crafter's Circle , the new challenge is up and running .
This is my DT creation .
A CAS card with stripes
Featuring a pretty image, Gracie,  from our sponsor .
Sentiment from , Happy Everything , SU .
The butterfly from , All a Flutter, SU .
Striped paper from SU ,
Coloured image with copics.

This week at Card Crafter's Circle we invite you to create cards on the theme of:

And our sponsor , the fabulous Kathryne

Our random prize winner will receive a selection of FIVE IMAGES, of their choice ...
Congrats to the winners from last week ..
Be sure to visit DT 's blogs to find inspiration for this challenge too .
Hope your weekend is a good one .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Season's greetings

Welcome to my room . thanks for calling in .
Tonight I just want to add another quick Christmas card to my stash .
Using an image from a CD from  Kraftyhands on line shop .. 

Card base is Real Red from SU . Other card stock is Whisper White  and Pacific Point, also from SU .
The background paper and the Snowman image  are  from a Kraftyhands CD , Cringle & Company .

Cringle & Company Double CD Rom Collection
Available HERE
                                  Just click and print .
A fabulous craft tool when creating . You can keep it simple like I do , or you can add embellishments from your stash to create something more elaborate, according to your taste .

Hope that your week is going well . Are you looking forward to the weekend? Anything exciting planned ?
Wish we were in Queensland so that we could help with our Daughter's huge task of moving house .
Wishing her and family a smooth transition , new house , new school for children and so on .

I ran out of time to browse blogs for early Christmas card makers so here is one now ..

Granmargaret's card has a country feel to it and I thought it looked like a quilt . Thanks for sharing ..

My weekend should be spent house cleaning , BUT ......

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

Monday, May 27, 2013

Golden Petals

Hello to you and you and of course,  you too .
Welcome to my room .
Which by the way is STILL neat and tidy .
Hope that you had a great weekend with a little craft time and lots of family/friends time . Even if your family/friends  are  spread across the world I hope that love links you often via phone or computer.
Make it Monday Linky Party # 142 is open . 
My DT card to share is a simple CAS card even though the background is quite busy .
   PRETTY PETALS from our sponsor the lovely Kathryne 
 at     StampArt Design by Kathryne©     
Loved colouring this flower as it gave me a chance to use all the yellow copics . Hope I got blending of shades right .
The sentiment is from SU , Whimsical Words.  Rhinestones and bow  from my stash.

Card base is green card from stash, striped paper from SU , diecut labels in Whisper White , SU.

Our sponsor


Choice of 5 free digi’s of your choice from my catalogue at Whimsy Stamps 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!
Did you have an entry last week ? Did you leave some blog love for another entry ?
I know that every one on the DT  thanks you for that !
We hope that we see more of your creativity this week .
Now,   my POTW is
#188     Marie
What a beautiful whimsical image , Marie .
Love your colouring and your shading around the image ..The pearls are perfect embellishing .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
You might like to visit the DT and check out which entry they chose as their POTW..
But for now..........
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Friday, May 24, 2013

Cake and Icecream

Hi there .
You beauty it is Friday! . The weekend just around the corner ..
Thanks for calling in .
Welcome to my room, where I hope that you like my DT card for Card Crafter's Challenge #76 .

Card base is Glossy white from SU .
 Image from our fabulous sponsor for this week , Double Ice-cream cone .
Banner and sentiment from a free stamp set which came with a magazine .
Image coloured with copics .

The patterned papers are  from paper pad, Sweet Party, Paper Craft  from ALACRAFT.

The new challenge   #76 is now open

Theme: FOOD! Your card creations should be about food/use food images...
Our fabulous sponsor

 Melonheadz  Illustrations

Prize: Winner's choice of one bundle of images
 Our sponsor this week Melonheadz images are a fun and whimsical style, all handrawn by Nikki.  At the Melonheadz Blog you newly released sets which you can purchase at the Melonheadz etsy store, and a staggering selection of freebies available to you .... pop along to the Melonheadz blog and see what you might find! At Melonheadz Exclusives you will find exclusive sets, and previous freebie bundles.  At Melonheadz LDS you will find LDS and Christian illustrations, primary hand outs, and soon will have some items for purchasing as well.

Congrats to last week's winner

The DT have created awesome projects that are sure to inspire you and we hope that we see your entry soon .

Have a great weekend !
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Worn out !

Hi there cyber friends .Welcome to my room .
Blogger has changed a few things and uploading photos is not possible in normal way so this is going to be hard work this post ..
Thanks to Michelle's suggestion to use Google Chrome works ...

Thank you for calling in and I hope that you like what you see .
I am adding to my Christmas card stash .

Glossy White , SU, used for card base .  
Paper from Paper Pad , Masculine ,  from Papercraft . 
The sentiment and stockings from my stash .
I love the sweet image , from Lily of the Valley.I used two sizes of diecuts for frames .

For the inside I used same paper and a tag from Snow Festival designer Printed tags , SU.
No trouble blog browsing for someone else adding early Christmas cards to their stash .

Found Loz here

The background paper  looks very elegant . great card design ..
Have a great rest of the week guys , thanks again for calling in .

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

Monday, May 20, 2013

Just Saying Hello

Hello ,how are you today ? Welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in .

Make it Monday linky party #141 is now open and I am looking forward to seeing you there too .
My DT card to share ..

Thank you to our sponsor for this fabulous image  -Brats--Desiree-Sitter
  Glossy White , SU for card base . Leaves and flowers from my stash .
Whisper White and Chocolate Chip card stock for image and layer.
Sentiment from KaiserCraft.
The gingham paper, from a paper pack , Sweet Party,  and the stick on Rhinestone butterflys from ALACRAFT.

We are very excited to have again our fun sponsors Bugaboo Stamps! Everyone loves 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!
Congratulations to the winners from last week and thank you for helping to make this Linky Party one of the best in town .
I wonder if you were one of the picks of this week ?
My POTW is
#228  LISA
Love craft mice images .Perfect colour combo here with  this fun image .
Thank you for joining in the linky party , Lisa.


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

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Feminine Beauties in Summer '59

Hi there , welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in . Have had a pleasant day crafting with the aircon working away above me . Only 17.5 degrees here today !
I received a CD from Kraftyhands shop the other day , as a guest designer, to create some samples .

 "Summer of '59 Sneaky Peeks "
 Sharing with you  a sneak peek from the soon to be released CD Summer of '59.   The design team have made awesome  samples using this CD which is packed to the brim with lovely papers, shaped cards, bunting, backing papers, etc.
Linda will be featuring a sample a day from the DT , HERE

This CD will be on your screens on Thursday 30th May at 12 noon and 4pm. It is available to pre-order on the website here."
In my usual CAS style here is one  of mine ....

The ribbon from Kraftyhands , the brad from my stash .
opened inside
The blank greeting label is a diecut from my stash .

I printed my whole card from this fabulous CD onto Whisper White SU card
from the scalloped card kit on pages 16 and 17 .Never having made one quite like this before I was pleased that there is an instruction page at the beginning .

Hope that you can pop over to the on line shop where you will surely find something in your craft taste to whet your craft appetite..

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

Friday, May 17, 2013

Moving along


Hey , whoopie it is FRIDAY. The weekend is well on the way .
Welcome to my room ,I am just about to share another Card Crafter's Circle  DT card with you ..

A step card ..
The card base diecut  is from Kraftyhands  here as is the sentiment .
The image is from our sponsor for this week ..

This week is a our challenge for you is:

Single-fold and gate-fold cards have the week off!
CONSTRUCT Easel cards, Step cards, Waterfalls etc...

We are happy to welcome this week's sponsor ... Digi Darla's Designs!

 Our random prize winner will receive their choice of FIVE images!

Congratulations to the winners from last week
Thanks to the Team buddies who have again shown their amazing talent .Hope that you call in to their blogs to say hi , this week

Please read the challenge rules ..There are not many . I look forward to seeing what you have constructed this week ..

Thank you again for calling in and I hope you  liked what you saw today ..

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

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Merry & Bright

WARNING !     This is a long photo packed post .

Hi there blog pals .. Welcome to my room lots of room to move around room , my three work benches free of paper  and  my clutter free floor.
Thanks to Michelle's ruthless clutter buster attitude I can really show off my room .
Mind you, I must say it was REALLY REALLY painful to chuck out  that huge pile of brown paper that my SU orders come packed in . Readers of my blog would know that I often have cuttlebug  and or punch days just to clean up my card and paper scraps . Well It would have taken me years to catch up so it has all gone!!

I do have this weeks Christmas card to share but also a few photos of my room .

Top two pics are of one wall with two work tables Below is another wall and work space .
Below.  Only this last wall of stamps to cull now ..
That's it , now onto my card if you are still here !!

The card base and red card layer   are  SU , as is the tag topper with a SU rub on sentiment
The paper for front and inside, along with the sentiment box,  was free with a magazine .

Hope that you are still here because I am also sharing another  blogger who is creating a stash of 2013 Christmas cards early .

From Kanda  and it is a sweet card

That's it ,  thanks for stayin'to the end .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Monday, May 13, 2013

Little Angel .

Hello there , welcome to my room , where I hope you like what you see .
Awesome weekend here .
Our beautiful , precious daughter , Michelle and one of our Grandsons , Ryan , are here for a few days .  Although the first day was in the 30s, today is  a lot cooler and showery.
Michelle has been quite ruthless sorting out my craft room . two large rubbish bins of scrap paper and several folders  old card samples .I-- am- was a hoarder of empty boxes, bubble wrap ,and those padded postage bags NOW I HAVE NONE!!! But I can see the floor and I can walk around my desk front on , not side stepping ...
Monday and the Make it Monday linky party is already in full swing .
My DT card to share ..
Thank you to our sponsor for this sweet image . 
My DT card to share

Our amazing sponsor this week
"Howdy from Little Miss Muffet Stamps! This little shoppe was inspired by a house full of Little Miss Muffets and arachnophobes alike. It isn't too difficult to image how I ended up here since I've been drawing and coloring from the moment I picked up a crayon. Now as I sit in my hobby room I get to share my passion with my own Little Miss Muffets who love to work along side of me. Now I'm excited to share creations from two additional artists... Pollycraft by Paula and introducing Simply Sophia!! With our three unique styles there is something you are sure to enjoy!"

Little Miss Muffet is generously offering three digis to our winning commenter.
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!
Faye thank you for inspiration piece .

Have a great week you all .

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

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Ginger Bread Friends

Hello Blog Pals . Welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in and hope you like that which I share tonight .

So hate this fickle weather ..30 odd degrees the other day and today about 18 . Still,  I know Autumn  Weather can be topsy turvey  and regardless I am happy enough to craft the day away .

Here , I have another Christmas card for my 2013 stash .

 My Christmas card tonight , apart from  SU card base,  has been created using
 Kraftyhands CD 2disk Set , Cringle & Company.

From the first disk I chose  A Pyramage image .
From the second disk I chose the coordinating paper to print out and a insert sheet .

SUPER EASY .  You will find this CD and more HERE.

 Enjoy the rest of your weekend ...

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

Friday, May 10, 2013

Couple framed

Hi , welcome to my room . Thanks so much for calling in . Another Friday and another great challenge from Card Crafter's Challenge ..
It is a colour challenge this week . Pink and yellow .
I must admit that I should have added more yellow , I think .
My DT card to share using ...Framed by Flowers
inside ..Must do more for insides ..
This week is a COLOUR challenge for you:

Your creations should be all or predominantly pink and yellow!

And a  huge thanks to our sponsor this week who is .......

Floppy Lattes Digital Designs ::All Digital All The Time

FLD are offering our challenge winner a $6 certificate to shop at the Floppy Latte store ....

The awesome  Design Team have been working to showcase our sponsor's images for the PINK and YELLOW challenge! Hope that you call into their blogs to say hi to them leaving some blog love ..We all like that don't we ?
Hope that I get to see you at the Card Crafter's Circle challenge.

Have a crafty , happy weekend every-one .

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