Monday, June 30, 2014

Old Legends

Hi there , welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in .
Hope that the week ahead is a good one for you .
 Our last week was a  pretty quiet one . Still went out for coffee to get Doug out of the house but had to use the car . Wintry weather is not the best for gophers .
Had a pleasant Friday afternoon card making with friends Sandy and Jane and a CTMH consultant / demonstrator , Gloria .
Then a little more crafting in my room over the weekend only interrupted by TV, watching our team The Crows , win at foot ball .

A card to share today , using images and paper  printed from  Kraftyhands
CD Legends of Hollywood.

The inside sentiment is also part of the card kit printed out .

My weigh in
Happy that I seem to be holding my own with 80kgs for now .But with Winter barely started I can see lots of warm stews and crock pot meals with toast .Milo for supper , that's the killer for me .


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

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Party Dog

Hi there.
 BRRR it is so cold here in Adelaide and I am feeling my age with pain in my left wrist like you would not believe .Not bad enough to stop me from crafting of course .
 Welcome to my room and , hey , thanks for calling in .
Just in time for my quick post to share a little card that I made this afternoon .
Really happy with this little sweet card.
Card is about 11cm square .
Used a SU  Big Shot BigZ clear large scallop square.
Card, paper, brad for flower centre  and sentiment  , SU.
Image free from Free Pretty Things for you
 Flower and die cuts from my stash .

                                                    Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there. - Josh Billings
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Picnic Time CD card

Well , bother!
I forgot yesterday was Monday and did not post a card or my update on my self imposed diet progress .
That's it , when one has retired [ in our case any way] one can lose track of days / time .
I will be up to date next Monday .
Now here I am welcoming you  to my room and thank you for calling in .
I see I have new followers so I thank them and hope they enjoy their visits .

The last few days have been wild and wintry . Cold and wet today .
A card to share is one using elements from Picnic Time CD-Rom

Picnic Time CD Collection

Entering card  into a challenge
And a reminder that you still have time to enter the Kraftyhands Challenge just for fun .
Had a fun craft  morning with Sandy and Fran , then out for lunch .
 Life is good . Hope tonight that I can do some creating while the blustery weather continues out side . That will round off a fabulous day .

Must have a give away card this week too .May be the next post .

  Hope that life is good for you too .

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

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Had a moment to spare

Hi , awful late here but had a moment to spare to post a card .
Welcome to my room . I hope you like what you see .

The sun was out today so Doug and I were out and about . We gophered into the city where I manage to snap some photos .

Fountain which aerates the river  water which is supposed to minimise algae

This one is where  the SA Brewing company is  beautifying a section of the river bank .I am guessing that they [ in the back ground ] are the vats of brewing mixture . Being a non  drinker , I really know nothing about this place .

My card to share
Whisper White card base , 1st layer is SU paper ,2nd paper from my stash ,
Image , Jodie Lee designs . pearls from my stash .
Have left sentiment off till card is needed .

Almost midnight so will close off before it becomes tomorrow .

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

Monday, June 16, 2014

Just saying hello

Hello .
Welcome to my room and thank you for stopping to browse .
Have been finding that I am time poor lately and sitting at PC is limited so posting has been spasmodic .
Weather has been pretty ordinary too . Why can't it rain between 8pm and 8am ?
While I am here , I must remind you of the Kraftyhands Challenge
June Challenge - Floral Fancy still has 15 days to go .Plenty of time for you to enter and we would love to see your creations .

I bundled up a few of my makes the other day and took them to my hair dresser who has a little display of nic nacs that she sells to raise money for some charity that she supports .I do hope that her clientele will like my donated  CAS cards .
This is the card I would like to share today .

Card and paper from my stash .
 Fabulous image is a die cut from Mo Manning, which I die cut a bit smaller , while sentiment is from  Lucy's Stamps.
Now entering into a challenge

  Now of course my Wt update for Monday .
Thanks to some blog pals who offer encouragement . I do appreciate the comments .All have acknowledged that it is a hard slog to lose Wt how ever one decides to go about it . And I think that the older you are , the harder it is too.

Neither up  nor  down.. still I am happy with that .


When I thought about this , I really do . Every day I try to imagine that this is the first day of my diet because that is when one is most enthused , I think .

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

Monday, June 9, 2014

Happiness always

Hi there . Welcome to my room .  Thank you for calling in .
Well , it is a long weekend here so I hope that  all of you who are celebrating our Queen's Birthday holiday are safe and having a whale of a time .
I tell you what though is freezing here in Adelaide . Temp might get to 17 today . But troopers that we are,  Doug and I donned our beanies and gloves , braved the crisp,  invigorating  10 degrees weather to gopher out for our coffee this morning . We were amazed to see so many out on the Linear Park trails as well .

To share today I have another card similar to that of a previous  post
[ June 2nd]   , the inspiration from  Sue Rowe in the  AS&PC magazine .

Every thing used is from my stash of SU products , except for the twine.
Love this CAS style but I guess one could add a few embellishments .
Also ..and I have been dying to share this .
At last , says  she , jumping up and down .Like , after I stepped off the scales of course ,  this morning ! Not a pretty sight , me being naked at the time . Keen , I say when it was 6 degrees !!!
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

June 2014 - Floral Fancy for Kraftyhands

Hi there , welcome to my room .
Thanks for calling in and I hope that you enjoy your visit .
Me?? Well a quiet week here not much crafting  and too cold to go out much .
Am missing taking photos too . Was just getting the hang of it .

But I did find some time to create this little card.
This being my DT card for Kraftyhands Challenge Blog .
A CAS card surprises there !

For some major inspiration check my side bar for my  amazing teamies links to their blogs and samples .

Front printed paper and gnome  from The Potting Shed CD
Inside printed paper and front  sentiment from Sunshine and Smiles CD

The challenge for this month, JUNE, is Floral Fancy .
So lets see some flowers , be those in the image or in the background paper or even the embellishing .
Plenty of scope there , don't you think ?
Congratulations  to  the winner and highlighted entries from last month .
Well done and I hope that we see you again soon .
If you would like more details about the CDs I used then pop over to the Kraftyhands on line shop
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Well Scripted

Goodness here it is Monday again .
Hi every one . Welcome to my room. Thank you for calling in .
Hope that you and yours are well and that you all had a happy week end .

I think that Autumn has left us rather quickly and Winter is in a hurry to get an early start.
It has been rather cold and wet the last few days with more to follow this week .
I don't mind , preferring to go with the flow and adjust my  plans  for the day accordingly.

No card making as such over the week except for yesterday afternoon , when , after browsing through craft magazines I was inspired by a set of cards by Sue Rowe in ACMS&P MAG.

Safe to say all products used from my craft room stash .
The sentiment is from a SU set , Well Scripted,  that I have not used for yonks . In fact I have not inked much lately .
entering new challenge from Michelle

For those of you who are following my wt. loss progress , here is an update .

Ok,  scales need a dusting sorry . 80.8 kg again . This is harder than I thought it would be .
But I have been encouraged by comments I have had , both on line and personally so I will keep trying .Having said that I think I will try some shake drink thing only because I just cant seem to find the time out I need to walk as exercise .

I don't really ..just sticking to meals except when craft friends are here and the odd treat so I don't feel like my throat has been cut .

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