Friday, February 26, 2021

Cards for workshop

 Hi there visitors , welcome to my room . Hope that you are all staying safe and well .

Are you managing to get some craft time while coping with the current drama ? Do you think , as I do, that some people are already slipping back to bad habits? We went to a cafe the other day , Doug and I , and shuddered as we saw a staff member rub her nose , blow into a tissue and after disposing of it into a bin proceeded to her  drink bottle and back to work ...!!

Thank you for calling in and I hope  that you like my selection today . I had two friends over yesterday for a fabulous afternoon of friendship .While chatting,  nibbling nibbles and sharing life's  titbits we made three cards . 


Some paper from my stash and SU  stamp sets , Posted For You ,along with the SU Stamp punch and Old Olive card stock . Home To Roost and Soft Suede card stock . The flower is from Little Ladybug, stamped onto Pineapple Punch card stock and diecut . The sentiment on this card is from Band Together set . I stamped the flower twice cutting the leaf from one then diecutting the flower only on the other . I did this because I wanted to place the die cut flower so that one of the leaves overlapped it . Just for something different . I forget the name of the SU embossing folder used for the middle card . 

Goodness I am so out of practice for writing out recipes for cards made .


When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

John Ruskin

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

Sunday, February 14, 2021

I Thought of You

 Hello to you and thank you for calling in . Welcome to my craft room where cyber friends are really appreciated . Not much room to move around in here so know, I love  the company of you all .

I do hope that you like what you see and if you have time you are welcome to browse my previous posts and leave comments on any of them . I read each one and will  find you to make a return visit .

Tonight I am using some relatively new SU  papers , one pretty SU floral stamp set greeting and one cute Lady Bug image and die  from another sweet  SU stamp and die bundle .


 Night of Navy base card , Old Olive layer then a mat of beautiful paper from Paper Blooms DSP. The tag topper is of Old Olive and Whisper white card. The sentiment /greeting is , I thought , a change from a " thinking of you" wording and is from SU set , Climbing Roses . The cute  lady bug is from SU set, Little Lady Bug, and   I coloured it  with water colours .The awesome brad on the tag is something ancient from SU .  The tag topper has been adhered with foam dots . 

So there you are just a quick card .

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. 

Ashley Smith

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


Sunday, February 7, 2021

Oops ! I forgot a Birthday .

 Any one know where  Summer went? Gosh we have had some windy, rainy and cool days here in Adelaide . Still , one good thing comes out of that .More craft time .

Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in . Tonight I am using a digi  image from Twistoon .

Now I have used Lisa's images before like these

 How many of you remember someone's birthday only to forget it days before it is due .
I have done this so many times , even though I have a list of  birthdays on the cupboard  door 
in my craft room . So when I saw this doddery old Sheriff image , I knew it would suit my card .

A black card base , Brick wall paper layer , A white speech bubble White card for image 
Coloured with water colours I cut the frame around the image so that some of  it overhung the edge .

For the inside the greeting is from SU stamp set ,Approaching  Perfection . 

Great selection of images for sale on the site and I paid with Paypal so quick and easy .
Now I actually bought two images but one would not download for me so I emailed Lisa .I am happy to say that there was a quick reply and a return email with the image for me to copy and paste .I will use that one soon . I recommend a visit to her shop soon for  a huge selection of fun images .

This is what I learned: that everybody is talented, original 

and has something important to say.

 Brenda Ueland

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

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Celebrate in Style

 Hello .hello.. hello . WOW , I am on a roll aren't I? . Am so chuffed to see some cards on my blog again.

 Thank you for visiting and I do hope that you like what I  am sharing . 

I appreciate the comments left on my previous post and if I haven't yet I will visit you all soon .

Now , before I share this next card I have to admit that I saw this design on one of the many crafting videos that I subscribe to .But after an hour of scrolling through googling videos of  Gift Card holder cards , I cannot find it again , even though I am sure I saved it .  So I am unable to credit this finding .If you know who made a video of this design please let me know ..

                                  This video is worth finding , let me tell you . I will add it as I find it .

             FOUND THE LINK.


                                        My take on a gift card holder .


I began as I saw on the video with an A4 black card base 
Which is scored as if you were making two cards ....10.5cmx14.8cm
Then at the bottom on the left side cut from centre to left bottom corner  and the  centre to bottom right 

So now you have base 

I cut White card slightly smaller for back panels   
I cut paper to suit then  die cut  black and then white card for a greeting .

I stamped Birthday wishes that will be seen when greeting piece 
taken out 

On the left side there is room for a gift card .

I diecut scallop oval and a smaller white oval on which I stamped the image and coloured with SU marker. I added a small strip of black ribbon before using foam pads to add topper . The sentiment is from SU stamp set , Beautiful You .

Well there it is . I have left off the bling as I will wait to see if card is to be hand delivered or posted .

Thank you again if you have popped in to my blog and please leave a comment
 if you have the time and inclination to do so .

It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.

 Jerry Seinfeld

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