Thursday, September 18, 2014


                            Hi there  and welcome to my room    .
A very quick post tonight .Thank you for looking in and I hope you like tonight's card .


Base card is from my SU stash .Paper and image from soon to be released,   now on preorder from Kraftyhands on line store .

Another versatile CD-Rom collection for your crafting stash. Who doesn't love butterflies and this CD has them in abundance. Contained within the CD are 6x6 card making sets, postcard toppers, oodles of shabby chic vintage style backing papers, tags and alphabets.


                              Butterfly Botanicals CD Collection

Launching on the 1st October this will be the first CD we'll be featuring on the British Craft Network.
Orders will begin shipping from 1st October 2014.

Super easy to use for stunning cards and just  add a little embellishing to make the creation yours .
catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Christmas Card


Hi there , welcome to my room .
I really appreciate your visit and would love to hear from you too .
The weather here has been like a yoyo . A fine Spring day then a cool blustery Autumn one . 
Bit like my weight .
Have not posted about that for quite a while because I have been so frustrated with my wt. sitting on 80.2 or 80.4 then down to 80 , the bouncing back to 80.4 ..GRRRRR!! Last week weigh in was 79 but not game to smile about that too soon ..maybe I will if it is same when I weigh in again later in the week .
My card to share tonight is one using image from Nordic Christmas Post card stack   and  coordinating paper stack ..which are available from the online Kraftyhands Shop


Nordic Christmas 6x6 Paperstack (24 Sheets)


                        Nordic Christmas Postcard Toppers (12 Designs)

Added a sentiment from Stamp Art and bling from my stash .

Now as promised , I have chosen two bloggers to highlight from comments left on Sandy's and  my blog post re the blog hop .

From Sandy's post


And from
 my post ,

Donna ,

Blog hops are a fabulous way to learn more about crafting buddies . I do hope that you visit Sandy ,  Pia and Donna soon . Don't forget to say hello too .

                                                           Happy Friday! ~ Maverick in the Morning

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

Friday, September 12, 2014

Masculine creations

Hello,  hello hello!! All set for a great weekend?  Hope that you do have a super couple of days .

Doug and I enjoyed a coffee and scones with Sandy and Fran this morning at a shopping centre and then I had another fun afternoon here  with craft buddies Sandy and Jane while Doug went out to give Twiggy a run in the park  . Am hoping for a craft weekend too , now .

Thanks for calling in and I hope that you like what you see .  Welcome to my room .

Just wanted to share a few masculine cards I have made  recently .I do hope that I have not shared them here before

                                                        Image is from Kraftyhands

                 Image is another  one  from Kraftyhands
                                                               image from SU
For the inside of last card I punched small holes in corners instead of using rhinestones and masked  an area for the sentiment instead of using a label or tag .

Just a reminder before I go . Kraftyhands challenge is open and we would love to see your creations

September Challenge - Autumn Colours

                                                                                            Today's funny .
“Thank you for calling the Weight Loss Hotline. If you'd like to lose a half pound right now, press 1 eighteen thousand times.”

- Randy Glasbergen

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

Monday, September 8, 2014

pink and blue and primrose too

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

My crafting buddy   Sandy is taking part in the Creative Blog Tour . If you have some time to browse then I recommend paying her blog a visit  to learn a little more about her busy craft life .. Let her know that you  called in by leaving a comment too .

Lisa's helping hand introduced me to blog hops and I do enjoy blog browsing too.

Now Sandy had a busy week and ran short of time to look for and ask other craft friends to join in on the hop . So I am going to bite the bullet and say /invite our friends to leave a comment making sure to  leave a link to their  blog .

Next Monday I will choose two links, one from Sandy's comments and one from mine  to mention on my post .

Wild and windy  day today so no outing but more card making ..
Tonight I share a card  that I made for tomorrows craft morning


Card stock and sentiment from SU stash .
papers from LOTV
Image from Kraftyhands
Talking about  the image , the September  Kraftyhands Challenge is open . Read up on the rules and enter.  I would love to see you there .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Sunday, September 7, 2014

September Challenge for Kraftyhands

Hi there , blog pals . Welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .
I see new followers thanks guys , now please let me know in comment box that you have called in and I will try to visit you asap.
Back to Autumn weather here in Adelaide over last few days but the weekend was going to be fine so  Doug and I were able to wander out , taking more photos .
Had a top Friday afternoon with a couple of friends over for card making while Doug was out with Twiggy and I am sure that neighbours would have heard our raucous laughter. more about that on my FB page .

 Today I would like to share my  Kraftyhands challenge blog   DT card for the September challenge

                                                        Autumn Colours 

                                                                     From our magazine
                                                                        Create It #2
Project #5

Supposed to be for A5 card .But I cut the first /top layer and folded in half to create a smaller card
 I cut out the toppers , the sentiment and the shorter strip which I cut at the centre because it was a little short and once adhered I placed sentiment with foam dots  over cut . I adhered  only the bottom half of  flower toppers  , lining them  along the fold. The centre topper is 3D to add dimension .
I added  kraftyhands pearls along strip.

Now the card is a 13cm square.


                                                                                inside of card
My team buddies have created their own awesome samples and they would love to read  what you think about them so I hope that you can pop over to their blogs and leave them some blog lovin'.

  Thank you to those entries for last months challenge which was a sketch . Congratulations to all entrants , you deserve a pat on the back .  Just join in for the fun of it and share your creations .  for amazing CDs, embellishments , stamps , dies, awesome paper packs and post cards and much,  much more .

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

Monday, September 1, 2014

Creative Blog Tour

Hi there blog pals .Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .
I do hope that frequent and  new visitors alike  and followers enjoy their browsing .

Lisa S. invited me to take part  in a blog hop . Having not participated in one before I hope that I follow all the right steps .
I was inspired by Lisa's enthusiasm and encouragement when I worked with her as DT for Make it Monday so her invite is an honour.

Thanks Lisa for guiding me .
  A few questions that Lisa gave me to steer me in the right direction as an introduction  are answered here .
1. What am I working on ?
           I have a few craft friends who enjoy craft days with me , where I make 3 cards and kits for them to make and take . So I am always creating for those . At the moment though,  on my desk is a DT card for Kraftyhands and the next challenge .

Cards I have made for my group

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
         I favour CAS cards and find it very difficult to embellish my cards .So I would have to say that the lack of flowers or bling would be the difference . Having said that , I am comfortable with my style and love to share .

3.Why do I create what I do?
        Rest and recreation .  Because I am lucky in  that I can .  Simple as that.  If I am not creating I am researching . I am addicted to paper craft . It has taken over another love of mine which is writing .

4.  How does your  creating process work?
        I read many craft books  troll through blogs and Pinterest  and research styles and layouts .
When I have found colour combinations and themes I think I have materials to work with I set about collecting all that I need to make my interpretation of what ever  I have found . I do like to have every thing on hand before I begin .Cutting anything that needs to be cut , colour any image and assemble all layers on the card base ,This where I procrastinate ! This is where changes can be made  if I have thought of some thing that might work better .

        And now for the card I created for this post .
Card stock , SU. Image from Kraftyhands CD, Butterfly Botanicals .
 Sentiment from SU , Bling from Kraftyhands on line shop .Embossing folder, Couture creations.
Thanks Lisa for inviting me to participate
             And now it is time for me to hand the baton over to Sandy
I have asked Sandy to join me on the blog hop next  and you will see her post on the 8th . Sandy is a crafting buddie of mine .We meet twice a week for card making , chat and coffee. Many of you will have seen her works of art as Sandy is on many DTs.

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