Saturday, June 12, 2021

Just a note

 Hi there . So lovely to see you here and to welcome you to my room . I hope that you are safe and well and are enjoying the holiday  long weekend .

While I am not keen on cold wintry weather , I do appreciate the time I get to spend in my craft room during this time of the year. Once again I thank the visitors who have popped in to see my last  post .Kind  words left in the comment box are all the encouragement and inspiration I need to share another make  . Crafty friends ,I hope that I can call you all my friends , let me know that you have called in and I will endeavour to return the visit . 

Tonight I am sharing another card that  I will make into a kit to share with Sandy and Jane next  week .I think it is quite simple as I grabbed a stamp set that has been on my work bench for a while along with an embossing folder .I hope that you all think that the two compliment each other for this make .

                                            Basic thick white for card base and embossed layer . Embossing folder is SU Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder. The stamp set SU Forever Blossoms is diecut  with Cherry Blossom Dies . The flower sprig is 3D onto scalloped circle of Pineapple Punch card stock .Just a note is from SU stamp set Posted For you . I added some small bling from my stash . I coloured with SU water colour pencils .

May enter this challenge 

I am off now to visit some blogs and to check out pinterest . Enjoy the rest of your day and lets know what you have been up to .Thinking of you all with affection . 

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

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Make a wish

Hello and a warm welcome to you and you ..oh and of course you too . 
Thank you to those who left comments on my last post .I read and appreciated each one . 
I do hope that each visitor finds a little craft  inspiration from my posts. 

I was struggling to choose a stamp set or indeed even an image for my next card . My mojo had no idea what type of  card that  I wanted to make . I mean I have hundreds of made cards in my stash ready for me to use or  donate  to the Salvos so it is not that I needed a specific card . Does any one else understand this situation ?  And I did not feel like trying a new technique this time .

Anyway  I was just browsing through Pinterest waiting for something to jump out at me . As  you do . Research I call it,  LOL.

I did give up and I thought bugger it I am going to my pile of stamps and the first thing I pick up is what I will use . Well do you think that this was the end of the dilemma? Frustrated by this time by trying out several papers and layouts I finally settled on this .

The empty bowl says it all .

       SU Basic thick  White card base .SU stamp set Happy Tails using SU dog punch and I fussy cut the bowl . I layered images onto  die cut ovals using SU Layering Ovals Framelits dies . The sentiment is from  SU set Life is Grand . The back ground mat is from my Signature Neutrals Colour collection from Kraftyhands .

OH MY  I miss the girls from that UK group .Must go back through really early posts to see if they are still blogging and will say hello .      oops off the track here .

I cut around the sentiment and layered onto brown card to coordinate with the oval carrying the images .
The inside is blank but may well have a birthday wish sentiment .

Now if you have made it to the end of my post WELL DONE and thank you for sticking with it .

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

Sunday, June 6, 2021

New challenge for me

 Hi there ,how's things ? Thanks for calling in and welcome to my room .

I have not blogged for quite a long time and I really  only planned to check if I  had any visitors or comments to visit . As I  have not posted anything it came as no surprise that there were no comments BUT , I did have lots of views and I immediately felt guilty that I have not called in to visit any one for months .Of course I have been enjoying  my Thursday craft afternoon time with friends , Sandy and Jane . Quite truthfully,  I feel that I never have anything interesting to say and I have not taken any photos to share either . 

All that aside,  here I am joining a challenge today from  and here is the sketch I had to follow .

The design team did a fabulous job of providing some inspiration . SO HERE GOES .     I am guessing that the three circles can be placed in any position .                          


The card base is  SU thick Basic White card .The floral paper is  from SU Fine Art Floral DSP pack.
The green strip and rings are from a Project Life Pack The snail image is from SU cling stamp
" Snailed it "  while the sentiments are from a very very old SU stamp set " Whimsical Words" 

  That is if I am not too late .

Love this creation . I think because of the heartfelt sentiment at the bottom of the card. But I do think that I could have put the hello circle at the top and the snail in the middle . 
There again my favourite saying comes to mind .." a blind man would be happy to see it as it is ". 

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