Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy day .

Hey Hey it is Monday .
How was your weekend? Fabulous I hope .
Was it a holiday weekend ? Like a bank holiday or some such .
Well  I hope that it was spent happily  with family and friends .
Here in Adelaide it was great Autumn weather , perfect for outings .
Had a busy week , with general life stuff and have not posted since last Monday .
Thank you for calling in and a huge warm welcome to new and regular visitors alike .

I wonder if any of my readers can relate to a problem I have in the kitchen in connection to my weight watching .
As I have alluded I'm  trying to lose weight with out commercial pills or potions but just with smaller portions and limiting nibbles .
I thought that it would be easy with it just being Doug and me .
Well , I have had fun with some meals . Like making a shepherds pie in a small 17cmx 23cm baking dish instead of family size 25cmx40cm.
or making 250ml/ cup  of custard instead of 2 Litres. You get the picture ?

One thing I don't have to worry about is paper craft .
My card to share today
Using Soft Suede card base, Lili of the Valley paper.
Sentiment , SU ,Happy Day.
Bird and flower embellishments from my stash .
Image is free from Ephemera's Vintage Garden . 

OH DEAR !! Sandy will pick this up ...I did not use the stamp-a-ma-jig.

Feel good about this mornings weigh in .
OH NO can this be ..?
same as last week ..not fair!!
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Male Silhouette

Hello there blog pals . Welcome to my room .
 Thank you for calling in and to those who g+ my post or leave a comment here,  or on Pin , please know that I appreciate you taking the time to do so .

A real change in the weather here today . Woke up to rain . So no trip to the trails this morning .Instead we drove to a nearby coffee shop for our daily caffeine fix . Twiggy was a bit miffed that she did not get out .

Tried out my new die cut for this card
I have seen these silhouette images set on /in frames but chose not to do that this time
I saw this layout by Loll Thomson while browsing
and using different paper and image I hope that I made  the card  my own ..
Whisper White card base, SU . Papers , Marianne Design ,All For The Men.
 Silhouette man , Marianne Design. Pipe  image from free stamps on magazine .

      Still consider this rather a CAS style . Clever use of paper scraps too.

Now being Monday means that I must share this mornings weigh in .
This is a real incentive  for my continuing effort in weight loss pressure !! LOL
From my first weigh in which recorded 83Kilos  April 14th

To revise ,I have had weigh ins at ....
83, 80.6, 80.8, 81.0, 80.4,
One Monday at a time .
Got to laugh!
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

CAS Christmas card

Hello there , welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .
Hope that you are enjoying the weekend so far .
We are having barmy warm weather for Autumn so was able to wash blankets and air pillows today and joined Doug for another morning out .

  Remember last post I said that I had better add to my 2014 Christmas card stash ?
Well I made a super quick one and will share .

And enter a challenge or two , like ,

CAS card to the MAX!!
Green card and white  from SU . Paper from my Christmas stash .
Sentiments from SU , Wishing You .    The fun image from Kraftyhands

Speaking of Kraftyhands !
Here is something to look forward to...a new CD ...coming soon .

Oh , and still on Kraftyhands ,  a reminder that there is still time to enter your super fabulous  creation in the Kraftyhands   challenge blog .
Now, it is just for fun  but seriously , entering puts your blog out there , it shares your makes for us all to enjoy and probably will get you a comment or two . Of course there is the chance that you will win one of the 4 winners spots .

Thank you again for calling in , hope that you said hello .

 Still trying to watch my weight but weighing in on Monday mornings    is getting scarier. LOL

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

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sympathy and Prayers

Hello there , welcome to my room .
Thank you lots for calling in .
Another awesome Autumn day here in Adelaide . Doug and I went along the Linear Park  trails aside  the River Torrens , right into the city. Had a picnic lunch along the way .
For this post , I am sharing a sympathy card I made last week .
No paper layer surprisingly. .
White card , green card stock and sentiment along with the ribbon   are  from  SU .
The  floral image topper and pearls  are  from Kraftyhands.
I believe the embossing folder used is a Couture Creations one .
Well,  I hope you liked that design for a sympathy card .As for me I am sure it will grow on me as I look at it more .
I cannot believe that we are fast approaching the middle of the year ..or that I have not made many Christmas cards yet. Must make a start! There , I have written that on my" to do " list .

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

Monday, May 12, 2014

You are special

Hi there and welcome to my room .
A fine day in Adelaide .Hope that the weather is kind where ever you are .
Thank you for calling in .
Just a quick post .
Sharing another make using "a Little Bit Naughty Topper Set"
Whisper White card base and SU paper for 1st layer
Daisy paper printed from  Equestrian Events CD, Kraftyhands.
Sentiment, ribbon, pearls and image from Kraftyhands  
And of course being Monday it was my weigh in this morning

Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne

Friday, May 9, 2014

Man and Dog

Hi there . Welcome to my room . 
Thank you for calling in .
For my share card today I have used Kraftyhands ' Man About Town' CD
Card base is Natural Ivory , SU, while the 1st layer of paper is from my still growing stash and the gems from Kraftyhands. .  The image and sentiment with the 2nd layer of paper is actually printed from the CD at 75% reduced. This fits perfectly on my card 11cm x 15cm.
So if you are thinking that the card samples on the CD are too large for you to post/ mail ,  then try printing them out reduced in size to suit yourself .

    Hope you like it .

                                                              Found on line

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

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

On the lookout for her man?

Hi there , welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in .
The Kraftyhands  Challenge blog is opening today and this is my DT sample to share .

           using Glamour Pin Ups CD

Find the CD from which this paper and  image were  printed  HERE

I created the card base from Basic Black , SU. The rope embellishment is jute from my stash and the sentiment , unknown source , sorry .

The Challenge Rules
 Anyone can enter our monthly challenges, the only criteria we have is that you must be a follower of our challenge blog, we know that taking part is 99.9% of the fun! And you must follow the challenge theme for the month. We're a just for fun challenge blog!
That's as complicated as it gets!
Each month we choose 4 winners, the No1 winner & 3 Runner Ups The winner will get a No1 winner's "blinkie", the other three runner ups will get a Top 3 "blinkie" for their blogs!

Come on,  share your  new  creation with us with a link to your post so that we can pop over to admire and be inspired by your project.

Looking forward to visiting you soon .

                          Behind every great man
                            is a woman rolling her eyes .   
                                                 Jim Carrey      

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

Monday, May 5, 2014

Love the skin you're in

Hello to you all .Welcome to my room . I hope that you will enjoy your visit and that you will consider leaving some blog love .
All comments are read and appreciated .

 It is as cold as a frog's pond here so the aircon is on for Doug and I have a bit of time for crafting . Actually creating a Sympathy card and kit for my fabulous crafty friends.
Will share that later on another day  .
Today being Monday it's  weigh in day and will show results at end of post .

My cards to share are a little ...errr, well , showing a little skin . But there is some cleanliness and some country,  so clean and green I think .
                             Tongue in cheek speak!!

I was given a pack  'A Little Bit Naughty Topper Set' from Mike at Kraftyhands  and these are what I created. A DL card and an easel card.
I used SU card stock with papers and bow , buttons and butterfly printed from Kraftyhands CDs

These fantastic naughty toppers are just the kind of thing to raise a smile on anyone's face! A little bit naughty and a little bit saucy, but still fun at the same time! 12 designs printed on 250gsm cardstock measuring approx 10cm x 14cm. They make the perfect card topper or addition to any scrap book project!

Now if you are still here and are interested , my weigh in follows .

Talk about up and down ! Still, I  lost most of what I put on last week so that has to be a good thing right ?
I tell you what though . I am finding it easier not to nibble when there are no lollies in my room , or chips or nuts or chocolate.
Catch you again soon, cheers for now , Shirley-Anne 
Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.