Saturday, March 29, 2014

With Love

Hi there blog and craft pals . Thank you for calling in ,welcome to my room . Warm wishes sent to you and yours for happy moments what ever the time of day at your place .

A quick share today of a card I made recently and then some news of a magazine I bought .

Card base is Very Vanilla , SU, as is the Old Olive 1st layer .
Image is from Antique images
Small butterfly and flowers from my stash of Cheap as Chips  stuff.
Paper from Lili of the Valley paper pack .
Filigree Corner Die from La-La land Crafts
Sentiment from SU , Field Flowers
         I like this one , I hope you do too .

The  snail mail delivered this Kraftyhands Magazine ,on Friday .   I bought it recently from their online shop.
10 card projects, step by step photo instructions, hints & top tips.
Included is an interactive CD-Rom with all printable files from the magazine with internet links to specially created YouTube video tutorials with Mike & Ian, so you can create each project along with Mike & Ian at the same time from the comfort of your own craft room!
I have browsed through  the magazine and played the CD. Each compliments the other beautifully . My time is booked over the weekend but I cant wait to try out the projects in the new week ahead .
                         So watch this space ! 
                                           It is in the shelter
                                            of each other
                                            that the people live .
                                                                        Irish Proverb.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Craft Nouveau

Hi there , welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .

I think that Autumn is settling into Adelaide as the days are definitely shorter and cooler . Which is fine by me but poor hubby finds it hard not to be able to go out on his gopher . So today he had to settle for a movie on TV and some games on his computer.

Sandy came  for our usual card making morning and seemed to wiz through 3 kits that I had made up . While Sandy was card making I was cuttlebugging ..[ has to be  craft terminology doesn't it?] I love having die cut shapes and images on hand and it uses up some scraps .

One of the cards made today is shared here . But before I do share it , this oldie learnt something new today ..just this minute actually .
The image used is from die cut images from Kraftyhands and which are also depicted in the CD ,   Craft Nouveau. I used this as my post heading and I did not know what Nouveau meant . I checked my trusty dictionary. Then I googled " paper craft nouveau "..yeah , right,  too much information .
rather loosely I think it just means .. "a style of " an image or paper pattern  style that is quite old .
Love the images and that really is all I need to know!! LOL.

  Green card base, ribbon  and  papers  from SU. Image ,diecut from Kraftyhands . Die cut leaves , punched small flowers and bling from my stash .

                                      The beautiful
                             thing about
                              learning is that
                             no one can take it
                               away from you .

                                                  B.B. King

Might check out some challenges  [ 27th ]

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

Sunday, March 23, 2014

In style is never outdated.

Hello there , welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in and I hope you enjoy your browsing .

Here in Australia it is Sunday  and I think that today was the coldest morning that we have had for ages . Doug and I were going to our favourite trail but stopped short , only making to the closest bakery . Even with gloves on it was just too cold to gopher further . Still,  we enjoyed the mug of  hot , strong coffee and croissant . Missed you Jill and Neil  if you read this .

All this meant that we were home early , which meant ,  in turn , that a bit of house work was in order . PHHHT!!!!
 I managed 3 small  loads of washing and some sweeping inside and outside before lunch .

More enjoyable though , was crafting in the afternoon . A card I would like to share as a result is one with an image found on line . ]
I love the die for the dressmakers model . LR0292 from Marianne Design
The papers are  from my stash of Lili of the Valley pads .
Might see if I can find an "any thing goes "challenge that this will fit into .
Mine is Any thing goes
In the mean time,  I hope that your week ahead is a happy one .
No Winter lasts forever;
no Spring skips its turn .
Hal Borland.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A single rose

Hi there and welcome to my room .

Warm wishes to you and yours. I hope that all is  well with you .
I had some time last night  to browse on line and found
This pretty rose was one of their images .

Card base Whisper White, SU  .Layer of Costal Cabana ,SU, with decorative punched edge .Sentiment , Penny Black, on label , punch . SU. Paper from paper pad , Lili of the Valley.


Will add this pretty card to my stash .Possible use  for sympathy or get well or birthday wishes .
Friday tomorrow , hope it is a good day for you .
Thank you for calling in .

                         Open your heart-
                           open it wide; someone
                          is standing outside .
                                                     Mary Engelbreit.

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

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Games , cards and beer.

Hi there just a really quick post .
Hello and welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in .
A beautiful Autumn day,  bit of cloud a bit more sunshine  . A craft morning to add to the mix with Sandy and Fran .
One of the quick cards I made to a kit to share today .
   I printed this from Crafts U  Print  CD
I cut out the main image leaving a small border. There were 3D elements to cut out as well .
namely the board, the cards and the beer. The card base is a grey cardstock from my stash as is the black/white polka dot paper. I used a SU word window punch to hold the silver sticker sentiment

added same paper to inside with a Top Note die cut for greeting and a small card [ in a packet , a gift from Sandy ]  as embellishment .
This is a quick male card just have in my stash .
                                Doubt whom you will ,
                                 but never yourself.
                                           Christian Nestell  Bovee

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

Monday, March 17, 2014

Thoughts of you

Hello every one .
Welcome to my room .
Thank you to newbies in my circle , to visitors and followers alike  for calling in . Hope that you take a moment to say hi.

Well Autumn came to remind us that Summer has passed and the mornings have been crisp and invigorating .
Love this time of year . Now , especially that we have retired and we can go to the walking trails along the River Torrens . This little beauty was making such a racket that I had to photograph it .

Todays post is my last for Make it Monday .
Michelle will have a post on the Make it Monday challenge Blog too , as she wraps up , congratulating the winners from last weeks challenge .
Thank you to all who entered this week our last linky party.
I felt quite teary reading all the comments  there, giving lots of blog love to Michelle and the DT .
Did not have to but here I am sharing a card I made on Sunday
Printed paper from Kraftyhands  CD, Vintage treasures as is the image topper . Flower and bling from my stash and sentiment from SU set , Loving Thoughts.

My last POTW is # 218, Katherine.

There are two more cards shared and they are all worth the visit to the link .
                                             X ------------------------- X
I know that I will revisit MIM blog to view entries when I need inspiration and I will revisit some blogs just to say hello .

                                 The heart may be broken ,
                                   and the soul remain unshaken.
                                           Napoleon Bonaparte.

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

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Delux Petite Patisserie

Surprised? Yeah , me too .
Hi there , here we are again meeting in my room .
Third post this week !
Another beautiful Autumn day here in Adelaide  .
Welcome and hope that you like my card .
This is another card that I had made into kits  for Tuesday crafting .
Card stock from SU , Whisper White and Strawberry Slush
SU punch for scallop edge and sentiment label
sentiment from SU,
Flowers from my stash , pearls from Kraftyhands
Image from Kraftyhands, Petite Patisserie Die cuts


 Now I'll see if I can find a challenge  this will fit into .
 Like this one .
Submissions close in 19d 1h 6m)
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Hello , welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in and I hope that you enjoy browsing  a while .

The sky early this morning was grey and threatening rain . Doug took a chance and went out on the gopher while I set up the  craft table . Tuesday morning is my card making  time  with Sandy and Fran . By the time the girls and I were well and truly cutting , sticking and layering Doug was back safe and sound.
While he watched TV through closed eyes , ..LOL [do you know any one who does that?], I enjoyed the company of two fabulous friends over coffee and Jatz crackers .
 The girls and I went out for a quick lunch to finish off our day .
One of the cards we made ,  I would like to share now .


The base card is a grey textured cardstock from my stash .
The paper is from a 6x6 paper stack , Vintage Transport, from Kraftyhands.
The tag holder/mini envelope , from pkt  Emporium of Curiosities , Kraftyhands
 the die cut  train image  and the pearls are from Kraftyhands.
The sentiment is from SU set, Loving Thoughts.
I was  to take out the tag to show it off but a senior moment happened .
It is from the same grey card stock with a metal brad from my SU stash .

Entering my card into some challenges ;  [monthly]
  Collection closes in 4d 14h 18m.
  Collection closes in 4d 16h 15m. 

If you see some one without a smile , give them one of yours.

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

Monday, March 10, 2014


Hello to you ..and you.. and , oh course,  you too .
Welcome to my room where I am happy to see frequent, / new visitors and followers any time .

Today , Monday , is a particularly sad day as I begin my Make it Monday  DT post .
Family , home duties and work , along with taking a hands on approach to her children's  after school sports and other activities has meant that our fabulous leader /owner of Make it Monday Linky Party has decided to close the blog for a while .
   Besides being on the  DT,  I  am Michelle's Mum so you will understand that I feel doubly  sad for Michelle . I know that Michelle absolutely loved providing a venue for everyone and anyone to share their paper craft projects and encouraged us all to try to give freely,  blog love,  in the form of comments . Michelle always made the DT feel that this was all about fun , enjoying the sharing of ideas , the encouragement and inspiration .So when "family stuff" came about and we could not join in , she always understood.
I hope that you will visit the Make it Monday blog  to  say good bye .I am sure that Michelle will appreciate that .
But for now , the last Make it Monday Party # 182 is up and running and here is my DT card

                            Using an image supplied by our sponsor

                                               Boy on a present

Our sponsor Lee Holland
            For the prize please check the MIM  challenge blog
Congratulations on last weeks winners .
Thanks to the DT girls for the friendship as well as their inspirational projects each week .
Thanks also to all the fabulous entrants .You made the blog the most  amazing success .
Now for my POTW ..Babs # 228

Just one peek of the fabulous memory keeper .Much  more in her post .
Well how to close off today usual I guess.

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


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Joy to the World

Hi there , welcome to my room .So happy that you called in .
Awesome Autumn weather today and more to come .

Had a little time to blog browse today and visited my friend , Sandy's  post.
Sandy is a DT on  Completely Christmas  challenge blog and I think that I will surprise her and add an entry.
This is a Christmas card made last week but not posted
The embossed layer is actually turquoise colour
The top note die is from SU and is a quick frame for this beautiful image which is a die cut but I die cut it again with a smaller circle die .

No paper for this one ..Card stock all SU , as is the sentiment .
The image is a die cut from
 Vintage Christmas toppers , Kraftyhands on line shop
Pearls from my stash

Hope you like this and find it suitable for this challenge

Completely Christmas Challenge # 2 Anything Goes

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

Friday, March 7, 2014

Easter delight with Kraftyhands

Hi there , welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in .
We have just had  the last day of Summer and I cant wait to welcome Autumn .We will have a few warm days yet, but I love falling leaves , Autumn hues and crisp mornings.  I hope that where ever you are , the weather is kind .
Today , as Kraftyhands begins the March challenge , I get to share my DT card .
Card base is SU Bashful Blue . The first layer is Pumpkin Pie , SU
 Sentiment is SU .
The basket of eggs is my  hand made effort .
The image is a die cut topper from Kraftyhands   online shop  and the papers from a paper pack from Kraftyhands
We had a wonderful selection of February  entries and I thank everyone who shared their projects with us . This is a just for fun challenge , to share your talent and to be inspired . Also it is an opportunity to put your blog "out there "and may be get more visitors to your posts .
Congratulations to the winners from The February challenge
My teamies have fabulous makes for you to peruse , so I hope that you visit them  and leave some blog love too .
we have a new teamie I would like to introduce you to .
Please meet Jeanette
Jeanette has a gallery of projects that are sure to delight .
March Challenge - Easy Easter  is up and running so I hope that we see you there soon .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne


Monday, March 3, 2014

Just Saying

Hello craft pals and welcome to my room .
Well, according to my blog  stats I had mega number of visitors to my last post . Thank you for calling in and I appreciated the comments that were given . Wish that the others had left me a link too  so I could  return the visit as soon as I could .
Had a great  week with craft morning Tuesday and another  session on Friday afternoon . Special mention to my awesome friends ,Sandy,  Fran and Jane .
Perfect weather all weekend but only quick gopher rides as we are REV HEADS from way back and V8 car racing was in Adelaide . So quick snacks , easy meals were the order of the day while we were couch potatoes for two days .
Happy though to be back to the routine and
 bringing you Make it Monday news .

                 Mew-vellous Whiskers Moggie Digital Stamp

We thank our sponsor this week

                                       The wonderful

  Who are generously offering  3 images 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!
  Congratulations to those winners from last week and also to those who were DT     POTW. Hope that you visit the DT to see their projects .
Were you chosen ? Well I hope that you will join us again soon .

Love to share my POTW which is # 248 , Shaz


Well that's it for now , except to say as
Make it Monday Linky party # 181 begins , hope to see you soon .

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