Monday, December 30, 2019

On your special day

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

I have been making a kit ,today, for the new year workshops . My friends are avid experienced card makers so it is not as though I am actually teaching anything .Instead I  create  kits for them to make up while we chat , compare new purchases and   share news  about our lives  generally.


Among my card stash I found lots of SU  note cards which I mostly use as thank you cards but because I do have a lot , I am making a few small cards as birthday cards . 

With this one I have used 6''x6'' DSP from the Brights pack and covered the front
Then I added a panel   of lighter blue card with a smaller white panel for image and sentiment . 
Both the image and the sentiments are from retired SU  sets . 
Water coloured the image  using SU inks 
Just added a few candy dots for interest .

There was a good sized piece of the paper left so I used it for the inside of card with a die cut label for greeting . 

I do hope that you enjoyed my share today . I do appreciate comments if you would care to leave   one I will return the visit .

Make New Year's goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you're interested in fully living life in the year to come.

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

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Last Christmas card 2019

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

Merry Christmas to all my Family ,friends and visitors here .
May the New Year that follows
bring you all that you are hoping for .

To share today is most likely the last Christmas card for 2019

I found an unmade kit in my stash  and although it is of non traditional Christmas colours I 
Think that I can make it work .

Basic Black card base .White card stock as  inside card base 

Inside front with Pinterest found Father Christmas image fussy cut
and tree from SU set Winter Woods.

Sentiment from SU set Watercolor Christmas 
Hope that you found this unusual fold card interesting 
Now before you go , there is another card which I am keen to share .

Just had to share a beautiful card sent to me from Carmen Barnes 
Love the shadow technique with the sentiment and that gorgeous butterfly.
I appreciate it Carmen . Thanks for allowing me to share .

And now to close my post . 

The most precious gift you can give is your time .To give of your time freely , happily and generously can enrich your own life too .

Friends can help you celebrate good times and provide support during bad timesFriends prevent loneliness and give you a chance to offer needed companionship, too. Friends can also: Increase your sense of belonging and purpose.

Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne 
PS .Did I make it work?

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Birthday wishes

Hello visitors .Thank you for calling in .
Welcome to my room where I am happy to share some time with you .Still getting the blogging groove going here , trying to post on a regular basis .

I must say that I am enjoying the visits to some of my oldest fellow crafters pages ...Not that they are necessarily old in years I mean , you know but  that they have been sharing their makes for quite some time ...WHEW! I hope I got outa that one ok LOL

Adelaide ,in fact quite a large portion of Australia is , like,very hot ,sweltering in fact .Just googled  the temperature here in Adelaide and it is 43 degrees . You know , that info does not make me feel any better ...

But ,sharing my make for today will definitely raise my spirits .

This sweet card  has a SU Thick Whisper White   card base .I am using retired card Tangerine Tango and some Gingham paper from my stash as mattes for my labels and the sentiment, which is from SU  Best Bunny stamp set . The floral image is from Bloom and Grow cut with Budding Blooms dies Both SU products .
The labels once adhered together are added to card front with foam dots just so message pops a bit .
I coloured  floral spray  with SU water colour  inks  and an aqua pen .
Not one for a lot of embellishing I just added a little heart to top of label .

A challenge I will enter

  Well that's it for today and I hope if stayed for a while that you liked my make

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

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Coffee Break

Another year is drawing to a close . Are you happy that this year is almost over ? Has 2019 been a good year for you? Well ,we do have a couple of weeks to ponder .

 Welcome to my room and thanks for popping in . I have another simple card to share today and I hope you like it .
One of my New Year resolutions is to use up my retired stash of DSP and with this card I have used Coffee Break DSP . Both sides of same sheet too. I even fussy cut some of the images from the scraps
Just a normal size card  C6 .Card base of Soft Suede with a matte of Crumb Cake card . Both sides of the DSP is used for the front
The birthday sentiment is from a free set that came with a magazine and I have added some bling .

This will be for my husband for his birthday a couple of days before Christmas . Because he never sees my blog posts it will be safe to share .
We love our morning coffee .

More of the scrap of DSP strip for the bottom of the insert with some fussy cut images from same . 
I will probably hand write something soppy inside depending on how I feel on the day LOL 
I had a perfectly lovely afternoon , crafting , with Jane and Sandy today .We all did our own thing 
as I had not made any kits for this week so there was a lot of chatter , a few laughs and cup of tea with bickies . Thanks to those fabulous friends for their company . Time well  spent with my friends will be on the list of things that I am most grateful for .

Once again thanks for calling in and do let me know you have been as I would love to return the visit .

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


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Sailing on calm waters

Greetings and salutations to you and you .Thank you for calling in and welcome to my room .
I hope that all is well with you and yours .

Today I am sharing another card using some SU products and something old from LOTV. 

I began with a 12.5 cm square Night of Navy card base ., creating a top fold card . 

Adding a layer of Come Sail Away DSP I then chose  two toppers from the 
Memories and More Card Pack .The first topper adhered flat while the second raised .
The sentiment is from LOTV punched out with SU circle punch [1 3/8"] then layered onto
a scrap of Night Of Navy card and punched out with another SU punch [1 1/2 "] 
I left the front unadorned from bling . 

 Excuse the lop sided view of the inside but the stamped Whisper  White piece is not adhered yet .The small sail  yacht is from SU stamp set Sailing Home , inked with SU, Not Quite Navy.

Totally love these  coordinating elements ,Stamps  and  paper along with 
Memories and More packs . 

May enter a challenge 

Do you know of another  appropriate  challenge ?

Once again thank you for calling in .Please do say hello so that I know you have been .

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