Thursday, August 30, 2018

Wishing You

I have long been a fan of CAS cards and so most of my makes  have been of CAS  style .
I think mainly this is so because I suck at placing embellishments and  postage costs rise dramatically when letters are bulky . 

Hello to you and you and especially you .Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in . 
I never tire of creating CAS cards but I hope you are not bored with them when I post .
Maybe when you comment you could suggest a style just to challenge me 

But for today...


Chocolate Chip card base .Brown gingham paper  layer  from my stash 
SU , Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White 
SU, Neutral Candy Dots 
Sentiment and image free stamps with magazine .

and the inside 

Now, as this card will no doubt be posted I did not want more dots as embellishing on the inside so
after I had adhered the Whisper White to the Flirty Flamingo card I used my SU  cropadile to make holes in the corners before adhering to back of card . Looks cool in real life !

may well enter this challenge

Thanks again for calling in .

                                                 My thought for today

We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny.
 But what we put into it is ours.

                                                           Dag Hammarskjold 

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

Monday, August 27, 2018

Stay Pawsitive

Don't you just love the heading and the the play on words ?

Hello to you crafty pals .Very happy to see you and thank you for calling in

What joy! Spring is almost here . Now don't get me wrong,  I do appreciate the changes of seasons but this year especially I was so over Winter earlier than usual . Realistically I think it's  because of my heart recovery medication . Well's certainly not because I am a little older is it?

Today I am sharing a card made for a male relative .I hope he " gets" the play on words and likes the card .

    Pacific Point, SU,  card base . Tranquil Tide , SU, matte  and  DSP , SU , Whole lot of Lovely .
          Image and sentiment from Tim Holtz collection
          Banner from a freebie set with a magazine .
          Circle  Dies used for frame for image and a speech bubble die for sentiment .
           Dot embossing folder ,SU on Whisper White , SU , behind image .
           Star embellishments on banner from SU.
           Coloured with aqua pen and SU ink pads


Will enter these challenges

My Thought for Today

The best ideas come as jokes.
 Make your thinking as funny as possible.

 David Ogilvy .

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

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A Happy Snap for a Snowman

Hi there ,welcome to my room .I do hope that all is well with you and yours .

Thank you for calling in and I do hope that you enjoy my post and card today .

Just recently I posted a card and entered into some challenges .
Well , to my surprise a random pick turned out my card as a winner . This is the link if you would like to read the post and see the card .

The challenge I had entered was
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Now , to add to the happy surprise I was asked if I would like to be a guest designer for this weeks challenge .

And as sure as chooks don't have teeth , I said yes thank you .

Here is my card to share with you for this week challenge ..

We are sponsored  this week  by Sheepski Designs .

I used  Snowmen Selfie  because selfies are the in thing right now and this is such a fun image , wonderful to add splashes of colour .

White card base 14cm square. Basic Black matte and paper from LOTV paper pack .
 Image from Sheepski Designs
Colour medium , copics.
Wink of Stella clear for random sparkle . Bling from my stash and sentiment from SU stamp set , We Must Celebrate .

Wooden snowflake from SU embellishments . 

Do pop over to the blog to find      the current challenge and what ever your level of papercraft endeavors we hope that you will join in to share your creation .We will be thrilled to see you here ..
" Any Thing Goes "  is always the theme for our challenges so the scope is wide enough for any artist's taste .
To inspire you , and to whet your artistic palette , browse through the DT samples then have some fun creating your own mini work of art .   

As always, our challenges are Anything Goes and we love seeing your crafty entries each week however, we must have rules for you to follow to keep it fair and fun for everyone.
  1. Only 2 entries per person
  2. No back linking - all entries must be new and not posted prior to the start of the challenge.
  3. All entries must include a link - back to Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog.

Word Verification Blogs are commented on at the discretion of the Design Team so your awesome project may or may not be commented on. 

Lastly I am looking forward to seeing your entry .

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

Monday, August 20, 2018

You're The Best

Hello once again .Love the visits I am getting but would love some comments too .
Thank you for calling in  and welcome to my room .

It is so cold here again today and the best place to be is in my craft room , where I am making up some more kits for Tuesday craft morning .

My give away card has been allotted . Thank you to those who commented on that post .

Today' s share is a card for a male . Not quite as I had imagined but ok , I guess .

    Thick White card , SU for base , sentiment and shirt along with Basic Black , SU.
    Shirt is die  from MFT as is the stamped   #1
    Scallop punch SU in Pacific Point card , SU for sentiment
    Paper from my stash .
             The sentiment is from a freebie in a magazine .
             Punch for star from SU
             Wink of Stella used .


I made the shirt two toned by die  cutting two from white and black card , then cutting sleeves and bands  from white card and adhering over the black one . 
Do you think that it worked ?
I kept the inside plain with just white card rectangle layered onto Black card leaving small border . 

Thanks again for calling in . Hope you like the card .
I may or may not look for challenge to enter .

My thought for today 

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. 

Walter Scott 

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

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Happy Birthday to you

Hello there , welcome to my room .
Thank you muchly for calling in .I do hope that you say hello in the comment box so that I know you have been .That way I can return the visit .

I have a CAS card to share today . I think it is a sweet , pretty card worthy of being a give away to one of my viewers who leaves a comment on this post .Instead ,  If you like , you may suggest a name of someone you think needs a lift in spirit and I will post  to any where or  are there  children  who  would like to surprise their Mum .

Here , I have created a card base from SU Flirty Flamingo .
SU Whisper White card.
A sweet image from Wild Rose Studio.
Coloured with copics
A few Share What You Love Artisan Pearls , SU .
Seven Paper Dolls Dies , Stitched Label Frames.
Paper from LOTV  stash .
Corner Punch , SU. for inside .
Sentiment from a freebie set  with  a magazine .


and for inside ..

I will search for some challenges to join .....
             No 47 /2 weeks 22nd August
         No. 159 /2 weeks 20th /August
Monthly image cropped is not view friendly .

       My thought for today ..

                         The past cannot be changed. 
                                The future is yet in your power.


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


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A Fabulous Birthday

Good evening , good afternoon or good morning . Welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .  As I type up my post and share my today's make , it is almost time for bed here .

This is the time I am usually messaging " sleep well" to my friends and family and letting the dog outside while I tidy up ready to retire to my pillow before my nose hits the keyboard .

But,  I will finish this first .I saw this card layout on pinterest earlier today and rummaged around to find my own paper ,card as well as sentiment to make my own version .
I chose the paper first , well,  it was always going to be a white card base .

The paper was a part of a  12x12 sheet from my stash .

The back strip is SU Gorgeous Grape  card stock .

I layered the paper onto SU Basic Grey card and adhered to card front with foam dots .

I punched a 2'' circle with SU punch  and stamped sentiment in SU Rich Razzleberry ink .
Then adhered circle with foam dots .

For embellishing I punched out small flower and leaves .

I am happy with the color combination   so I hope that you like it too and the card as well .                         

Thanks again for visiting .

My thought  for today 

The family is one of nature's masterpieces. 

George Santayana 

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