Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Vintage Imagine

Hi there , welcome to my room . Thanks so much for calling in .
Warm wishes for a happy day for you and yours .

Very hot here today.  Fans and air con working perfectly .Had a wonderful morning of card making with Fran and Sandy while Hubby dozed in lounge chair . Jatz with  cheese and gerkin and a few sweet plain biscuits and a coffee kept the energy levels up till lunch time at the Forest Avenue deli .

Will share one of the cards made here,  now .

And for the inside .. In case you are wondering ,
the paper clip is just there to hold card open  to show inside ..

Card base of Kraft card was cut from 12x12 kraft pack from SU
Basic Black ink .Image is a clear stamp from Kaisercraft . Sentiments from MFT.
Black pearls from my stash .Bit of sponging from SU ink , Backed Brown Sugar .

               A bee is never as busy as it seems;
                   it's just that it can't buzz any slower

                                                                                                                Kin Hubbard  

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

Monday, November 20, 2017

Just the cake

Hello craft pals , welcome to my room . Thank you so much for calling in .
I do hope that you say hello .

Very hot here so staying indoors where it is a lot cooler . Have finished 3 kits for tomorrow morning so not actually card making but sharing on blog instead .

For this card I have used a pre cut SU card base from SU.
This a Sweet Moments Simply Sent card kit .
Had a few cards left over so using up in a different way to that  suggested .
Front image is from Jim Holtz coloured with copics . The sentiment is from Tasty Trucks , set , SU.

Cake from Big Day set , SU . Circle punches from SU.

Sentiment for inside is from Big Day as well .


This was a pleasant way to pass a hot afternoon .Just hope my girls enjoy making kits this way ..

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away. - Arthur Helps

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

Friday, November 10, 2017

Quite a mix

Hello you all . Welcome to my room .

I suppose you all thought that I had given up creating,  but not so ! Just been time poor .
I still have my wonderful friends Sandy , Fran and Jane call in weekly to see me and craft with me .
Constructing kits for them and caring for my Hubby leaves me with limited computer time though .

Here I am now to share a few cards That I have made .Thank you for calling in and I hope that you like  that which  you find here today .

                                               A Christmas card from SU  Kraft card stock along with Real Red. I used SU circle punches for the sentiment tag . The image  is from SU  set,  Christmas in the Making . The sentiment is from  SU set , Feeling of Christmas . My friends and I could not agree on whether this delightful lady was wearing a dress and pinny / apron or just a dress .I think she has on a crisp , pretty white apron . And using foam dots to adhere her to the  card seemed the way to go .

A child's Birthday card is next with fun  images and a super sentiment from a freebie on a magazine ...what a find !!Green card base and white layer from my SU stash

Some child  will love this hopefully ..

Loved the paper combination of dots and gingham for this one on a white card base .
The party girl is from SU set , In this Together .  Sorry , I have forgotten where the " it's a party' and the streamers came from . Punched out some tiny flowers with a retired SU punch .


Summer seems to be giving us ,  here in Adelaide , a preview of what is to come , pushing Spring to one side . We have a week or so of very hot weather on the way so I may have a little free time in my  room  while hubby rests under a fan .

This is so me!!
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. - Wernher von Braun 

Hope that you have enjoyed your visit as much as I have blogging .

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

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sending love and sympathy

Warm day , sun shining. 
I am thankful for all blessings that I have .
Hello to all visitors , thank you for calling in . 

Today I am sharing a sympathy card .This would have to be the plainest one I have made in recent times. 

 Basic Black card base.   Paper from Black and White Recollections pack .  Sentiment from SU set , Love and Sympathy   .  stamped on Very Vanilla card and punched with SU circle punch and layered onto larger circle . Pearls from my stash to embellish .

PS;   How many of you have done this ? I finished this post and sat looking at the photo , thinking that the paper layer seemed crooked . So I picked card up and noticed that in the top left corner and side still had the double sided tape cover on and was not adhered to card base ...just a senior moment .


That's better . 

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

 Scott Adams 

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

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Cute smile

Sunshine today so smiles abound .
Hello you all . Thank you for calling in and welcome to my room .

A super Spring day which did wonders for flagging spirits .DH has been suffering cabin fever for weeks now,  after what seemed to be a prolonged Winter . We managed a gopher ride this morning  right down to Linear Park to Hackney Bridge and back . We had breakfast at a little bakery and then had lunch there on the way back . No photos today because I forgot to recharge my camera batteries .All the tracks were busy with walkers , joggers and cyclists . There were seniors , singles and groups , children and dogs every where . All in all , a perfect day out .

Now a whimsical image for my card share today .

This awesome flower is one of three from a set , Funny Flowers , from Peachy  Keen Stamps
I coloured with various copics. I stamped the image twice, cut out both but  cutting out only the leaves from the second image to 3D them .The die for smile word is from MFT. The card is a pre cut one from my stash . The flower is adhered to a white die cut circle with SU snail then onto black die cut circle .

Most smiles are started by another smile. 

                                          Frank A. Clark 

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


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hold onto your hat!

Hello there .So happy that you called in . Welcome to my room where I am sharing this birthday card  made for a male relative . Hope you like it . 

I went through all my vehicle images , sporty and fishing images and thought that over the years I had probably sent them all on different cards to this male .I definitely had to think of some thing else. 

My great fall back is a visit to pinterest where I found this image . I used a SU stamp and punch set for the sentiment and even an embellishment in form of an airballoon . I used a small circle punch and Very Vanilla card to hold some bling adhering to front with foam dots . Brown card base , Very Vanilla mattes and ribbon from my stash . 

I think Frank will like this departure from the usual manly images he gets.

Cold  and wet again,  here,   today . Such a pain after one sunny top Spring day .

           Let us never know what old age is.
 Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years. 


Hooray , tomorrow is Friday .

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

Monday, September 4, 2017

Rejoicing in Christ

Hi there , welcome to my room and thank you for calling in . 
I do hope that you are safe and warm , where ever you are .

Have been unwell myself and play time in my room has been scarce but I did make this card  a week or so ago . 
Stamp set and Die from SU . Night in Bethlehem .
The die cut star comes out well in the glitter paper 
will enter into this challenge

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.

 Mother Teresa

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

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Delightful hearts and daisy.

Still wintry weather . I am happy to say that I am feeling much better this afternoon .
Thanks to all that sent get well  messages .
Great to see you call in to my room to check  if I have been crafting .
I haven't,  but I do have a card that I  made before catching the bug .

This is another using paper from Delightful Daisy DSP along with the punch and stamp set , Daisy Delight .  Thick Whisper White for card base , Some SU yellow card from my stash for mat .Stamped and  punched 3 flowers , giving the top one a yellow centre before joining together off set then adhering to panel with foam dots . Greeting from set , Happy Birthday Gorgeous . Just added little hearts to add to the loveliness


Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.

George Eliot 

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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Floral tribute for Birthday

Hello there visitors,  so happy that you have called in to my room . 
Hope that all is well with you and yours .

Well , in my last post I did say that I was not well .Thank you to those who left kind words for quick recovery .  Not 100% but more like 85% better so nearly there . 

Today's card to share is mainly to show off some of the new paper from SU 
Delightful Daisy DSP.
Love all the floral papers in this pack  and you can look out for more cards from me as I use it till it is all gone .Not going to hoard papers any more ...said a card maker EVER!!

Thick Whisper White card base . Yellow and green card mattes from my stash .

I must admit to using pinterest images and Digi images but really there is nothing like holding a stamp in your hand ,inking it up , die cutting or punching it out . No matter if it is an image or a sentiment.
 What do you think ?

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. 
                                          Stanislaw Jerzy Lez.

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

Monday, August 7, 2017

Birthday Event

Hi there , welcome to my room .
Thanks for calling in . 
Weather still Wintry and  I have the sniffles , a scratchy throat and heavy eyes . This is about as close as I ever seem to get to "having a cold "so I expect to be over it all by tomorrow morning .
Warm wishes for good health to all my followers and visitors .

Sharing a card made this afternoon for #13 challenge at Kraft Krazy , a closed group .

SU Chocolate Chip card base , and Very Vanilla mattte.  Paper from my LOTV stash .
Image from Pinterest . Punched sentiment from SU , Tag Talk . Ribbon from my SU stash .
Bling from my stash . 

There is room on the panel to add an age number if required later .

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God's gift, that's why we call it the present. 

                                                                      Joan Rivers 

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

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Daisy topper

Hello to you and you and of course you too. Thank you for calling in to my craft room where I warmly welcome you , hoping that you like my share today . 
Please let me know that you have been so that I can visit you too by leaving a word or two in the comment box . I would really appreciate that .  

Rain is so loud and the wind so strong just now that I can hardly hear myself think . 
It has been bitterly cold all day . And I think that the best place for me right now is tucked up in bed . 

But before I go,  I do want to share a card made today . 


Enjoyed playing with my new Daisy stamp and punch set . Thick White card base with paper from my stash .Die cut edge with my new MFT Stitched basic edges. The daisy was inked with Summer Sun yellow on white card . The leaves  were two step stamped on green card  . This time I just punched a small circle from Basic Black card scraps for daisy centre. The little sentiment stamp for bottom  corner of card is from a stamp set from a magazine . I stamped and punched out 3 daises, offset layered them all and added to card with foam dot .

I love the colour combination here for this simple card.

                       Time will pass and seasons will come and go.

                                                                       Roy Bean



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Super, Fantastic and Spectacular

Hi there blog pals and crafting buddies , welcome to my room .
Thanks for calling in .Hope all is well with you and yours .

Not sure if i should be on computer as we just had the loudest thunder clap and whitest lightening strike ever and it has been bucketing down for a while now and getting heavier . Good night for sleeping .

So it will be a quick post as I just want to share a card made this arvo .

White card base with a yellow card matte and yellow  paper back ground all from my stash . All words and stars  on sentiment panel are from a SU set Cake Crazy . The ribbon and bling are also from my stash .

Poor Twiggy is hiding between my legs shaking like a leaf because there are still rumblings of thunder over head .

                                              I'm not afraid of storms,
                            for I'm learning how to sail my ship. 
                                                        Louisa May Alcott 

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

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Flower Shop .

 Hello to my visitors ,thanks for calling in and I am  happy to see you here .Welcome to my room .

Thank you also to those who have left kind comments . 
All are appreciated immensely .

I have been browsing through Pinterest for inspiration this week , as I do most weeks ,and I found a beautiful card by ..well I don't know . 
Learn more at Media cache -ako was the mark under it .
A craft pal , Jane,  bought it to my attention and I decided to tinker with it a little .

Hope you like my effort .
The flowers are stamped on scraps and  a tag was used so the image could be punched out .
I forgot to add ink , Old Olive , for the leaves from Lucy's Stamps ,  in the ingredients . The sentiment is from SU set , Thoughts and Prayers .

                                                               And the inside .


Hope my girls think this kit worth making up on Tuesday morning .

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

               Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.                                

                                                             Omar Khayyam

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Water colouring

Hello there and welcome to my room . So happy that you came to visit and I hope that you like what you see in this post .

Tonight I am happy to share a card made today using water colour . I was researching for ideas earlier today , finally made my way to SU demonstrators planning place [ a closed group] where I watched a video from Hannah Jones .
Slightly changed some aspects of her card to make it my own .

Entering challenge 

Here I have used SU thick white card base and water colour paper along with the thinlits Happy Birthday  die . embellished with SU candy dots.
I cut a piece of watercolour paper 5cm x 15cm and brushed water over to dampen the panel  before colouring strips of different inks .When dry I cut small tags to adhere to front of card
                            Inks used

And for the inside 

Back ground mat has been water coloured too. 

I am hoping that this will brighten some ones day .

Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.

 Will Rogers

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

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Watering can and flowers

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

Raining heavily as I type . 

Had a scare today . I did not tell Hubby the details of my Dr visit today . It was for prescriptions I told him . Not exactly a fib cause I did  pick up prescriptions . 
I have had a few little chest niggles recently and a couple of "sad " moments maybe more teary than sad I guess but any way not my usual strong self  that much I know .  So I thought that my blood pressure may be up . And it is . And I am the heaviest that I have ever been ,
What a clutz I am ! Must stop having the other half of Doug's pie or half his apple turn over . 
Less sitting and more walking too 

Just here to share latest card for now .


Thick white card base.  Paper from my stash . The can of flowers image is from Pinterest ..The leaf is from Lucy's stamps inked in Old Olive SU . 

I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you. 
Joyce Meyer
Got to start working on that . 

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

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Three little pigs ..

Hello craft pals , welcome to my room .
 I hope that all is well for you and yours . If any one has been  /is unwell I hope recovery is swift .
And if you just need a hug then a huge cyber hug is on its way to you ..

I have been busy as full time carer for hubby and the  mundane house work but did  find time for making some kits up for my craft days with some dear friends . It is the blogging that takes a back seat when  time is at a premium .

Here today I am sharing this one card , hope you like .

Card base is thick Whisper White , SU . The three little pig images are from Pinterest . I cut these out with the top piggy adhered with DS tape while other two were added with foam dots . The birthday greeting is from a set from MFT kit .

Here's hoping that one of my great grand children will love this too .

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

                                                         Aldous Huxley 

Well that's it for tonight ,. Hope that it is not so long before next post .

   Catch you again soon , cheers for now . 


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Thoughts of Sympathy

Hello everyone . I am so happy to see you here and I welcome you to my room .
Thank you for calling in so that I can share my card .

This is another sympathy card for my collection and one that I made as a kit for my craft group . 

I had Sandy and Fran  here this morning for a lovely card making session with loads of laughter and chatting . Doug [ my DH] returned from his gopher ride and sat at the end of our craft table to chat with us .Just wish that I could get him interested in punching out some shapes etc for me .

For my card 
SU card stock , Garden Green , Old Olive and Whisper White .
The Gumnut Brush image is from Helen Williams while the the sentiment is made up from a set from Stampendous , Comforting Words. 


The matte behind the image has been embossed and I thought that this would be the only embellishing [ if I may call it as such] , I would include for this card .

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. 

                                         Marcus Tullius Cicero 

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

Friday, June 16, 2017

Time of Sorrow

Oh boy , I am on a roll here .
Hi there Followers and visitors , welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in .
Another cold day here with a sprinkling of rain . But you know the weather is great for crafting . 

To share tonight is a Sympathy card .
For this card I have used Marina Mist and Whisper White card stock .
Love the floral embossed layer along with the scalloped die cut for the image . This stamp has the sentiment along side of the bird image so does make a complete topper 


And for the inside 
Here I masked off the words and reinked just the bird .The image inside card is second generation stamped  with sentiment from Print Block Australia ,  stamped over the top .


My thought for today

                                            Sorrow is a fruit. 
God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it. 

                                 Victor Hugo 

Well that is it for today .

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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Record the event

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

Firstly before I post , I cannot but share my sorrow for all Londoners .

 Father of mercies and God of all comfort.
How do I cope with this latest tragedy? 
 Pray with your whole heart! Share your sorrow and pain and God will give you comfort. 

A masculine card to post tonight 
When I get my girls to make this one I will suggest a darker ink for the sentiment .

I used SU , Crumb Cake card stock for card base and layer which I stamped with SU, Hardwood
using CTMH, Desert Sand ink before using foam dots to adhere to card front .
Scrap paper used with SU small banner tag punch . 
MFT die used for image frame  from SU Delightful Dijon, .Camera from SU set Traveler .
Basic Black for diecut man in hat . String and pearls from my stash . 

My thought for this day .... 
Flowers grow out of dark moments. - Corita Kent

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Doubly Tweet

 Hi there , welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .
  This is my second post after such a long time searching for my lost mojo .
Still time poor mind you , still a full time carer but find leaving some things undone , unfinished so refreshingly liberating . And sharing a fun card like this one made yesterday, so  rejuvenating.

  Card base ,Pumpkin Pie from SU. Paper from my stash . Bird image from Sweet and sassy digis . You can find them here

The balloon die is from Whimsy stamps . Sentiment is from CTMH.

Was fun to use this pre colored two bird image  as the two birds were so easy to cut out and 3D. 
I enlarged slightly and printed 3 times .I left whole for first layer , second layer was just the "faces of birds , no feet or back feathers . The third layer is just the blue bird face . All images were adhered to card with foam dots .


Hope you like this fun card .
That's all for today .But will leave you with this thought ..

Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life. - Yoko Ono 

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

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Singing Carols by lamp light

Hello Blog pals ,welcome to my room . 
Gosh it has been so long since my last posting . 
I have been creating but lost the mojo for blogging .
Hope all my craft visitors are well and that life is good for you .

Would like to share a Christmas card made today .
I think the settings on my camera have been changed since using it last as this is not a good photo , sorry .Or maybe my glasses are dirty !


SU Real Red for the card base and mat for image which is from LOTV. Paper from my really old stash . The sentiment from SU as is the Word Window punch .
 The lovely die of snowflakes is from Memory Box .

I will find some challenges and enter .   craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. - Lily Tomlin

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Perfect Christmas tag .

Are you a "huggy " sort of person ? You know , always hug your friends when you see them and again when you say bye , catch you later .
 Well that's me , first to hug and last to let go , I think .

Hi there , welcome to my room and thank you for calling in . This is where I give you a huge cyber hug and ask how have you been . I hope that you and yours are well . Have you been crafting lately or is life in general keeping you busy and away from your  desk ?

What about me , you ask . Still finding time short and only limited  blogging . I get to make 3 card  kit sets every week though so got to be happy with that .Oh and I think that I am up to date with visiting those who have left kind words on my posts .

I would like to share my weekly Christmas card make now .

And I would like to enter it into

Thick , SU white card base , Gingham paper from my stash . Red ribbon from my stash .
Real Red ,SU for tag .
Printed image from Pinterest onto Whisper White SU card 
Using circle dies to shape the tag 
The tag top was made by using SU  label and small circle punches
The greeting is from a retired SU set , Four The Holidays .

for something different I placed the sentiment on left side of inside as I want to write a lot on the right panel 

I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another, it's about the Christian ethic, it's about kindness.

 Carrie Fisher 

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

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Splish splash I was taking a bath ....

Hi there , welcome to my room .I hope that you will browse through my posts and find something that makes your visit worth while .
Am over the moon today as I have been able to take some more photos at my favourite place , Linear Park ..
Will show them off at end of this post .
Firstly,  though,I want to share a card made for a Tuesday craft   kit . I got the card topper from a pack which  I  bought from Kraftyhands when it was running . Gosh I miss that crowd .
Anyway  , here is the card using  SU  Tip Top Taupe card stock . Paper from my stash . Sentiment and punch from SU . Bling from stash .


Now for the photos referred to in the post title

it was early , well maybe mid morning but already quite hot so I felt very lucky to have seen these beautiful birds cooling off .

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

Monday, March 13, 2017

Wrapped in Warmth .

Hey ! It is great to see that I have had quite a few visitors to my postings . I hope that my simple CAS cards  have encouraged and or inspired at least one of you to try your hand at card making .
To those who took the time to share their thoughts with me through comments I say a huge thank you.

Today I am sharing another Christmas card .  I am committed  to creating at least one Christmas card a week for me and as kit for my craft session ladies .

Real Red SU card  base and Top Note die cut  , retired paper from SU . Old Olive and Whisper White for tag , SU .  Printed  Bow from Pinterest  and fussy cut before  adhering  with foam dots . 
Sentiment for front and inside from SU set , Wrapped in Warmth . 

I would like to enter this card into

Christmas... is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart. 

Freya Stark 

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