Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Season's Greetings

Welcome to my room where I hope that you like my card .  Thanks for calling in and I look forward to visiting you too if you let me know that you popped in  .

Recently  from a Newsagency I bought a pack of elements and card kits   with which  I could create some quick Christmas cards . I have been out of  inspiration for crafting as of late and thought  that I might be enthused by some of the quick ideas . 

Then as I began to browse the internet for challenges I found this one 

Suits me, so I will enter my make .

I began with a red card base .Found some scrap red and white striped paper and cut a strip  5cm wide which I adhered to side of card then trimmed to fit . I centred a topper from the pack with foam squares . 
A touch of bling and a simple Christmas card  was made .

Once again thanks for the visit .

May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.

George Carlin

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

Monday, January 16, 2023

Sporty T-shirt

 I hope that you are all enjoying your day where ever you are . Welcome to my blog post and thanks for calling in . 

I am on a masculine card kick right now so my last two posts have been in  that vein . 

I wonder if any of my old Kraftyhands []

 teamies still have their stash of  CDs . This one of my stash is  called Sports Shirts .

Beginning  with a basic black card base I added a mat of black and white spot paper . I printed out the T-shirt from the CD onto Very Vanilla card stock and cut it out, adhering to card with foam dots. Then stamped and punched out the sentiment from a retired  SU stamp set . 

This is a very very simple, quick card and one which I am sure could be snazzied up with embellishments . 

Might do that before gifting it . But not today as I have run out of craft time .

     Life is really simple, but we insist on making it                   complicated.


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

Friday, January 13, 2023

First challenge for the year

 Hello there and welcome to my blog . Thank you for visiting . 

Another hot 30  something degrees outside so after an early shopping spree it is my time to craft .

Moving Along With The Times 1st 2023 challenge  and it ends on the 30th January . 

           The theme is to use kraft card  for your entry . Now, I love using Kraft card bases for masculine cards ,    so this was just what I needed  for inspiration .

I am not one to provide recipes for my cards but as I would like to improve my blogging prowess so here goes ... photo first ..  


A normal sized card base of Kraft card with a smaller white panel. Across the bottom of this white piece  I added some blue gingham .At the top of the white space left I stamped, in black ink , the bike image from an old SU stamp set . Around this image when dry I added some blue chalk with a cotton bud . The shield I stamped in black on Kraft card and cut out 

   After placing a narrow strip at the top of the gingham I 3D the shield sentiment to one side then added the stars .

Bad idea to take photo on cork back ground . 

I would like to enter this card to the above challenge 

Good luck to all the other entries  and thanks to Moving Along With The Times for the venue .

Well it is Friday  whoopie the weekend follows . Have a great weekend everyone .

              Always remember that you are absolutely unique.         Just like everyone else.

Margaret Mead

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

Monday, January 9, 2023

A collection of cards for males

 Hi there, welcome  one and all .Thank you to those who commented    on last posting . 

Please feel free to browse through past blogs as it has been a while since I blogged regularly . . I hope that I can keep up with creating cards and writing new pages .

It is going to be a HOT HOT week here in Adelaide SA .

  Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, Slide will be the done thing . 

 I do hope that the year is beginning well for you all . Having said that , there are some in our community that are experiencing just the worst time .  I hope and pray that they are receiving all the help and support they need . 

Although I do have many  and varied stamps suitable for masculine cards ,I also have bought packs of diecuts of cars , bikes , planes , trains  and sign posts ,and of arrows ... you get the drift . I often use these as card toppers when my inspiration has waned . I used to feel guilty that  my card was not really  my design . Does any one else use bought diecuts ?

This is a normal sized card with an embossed panel using older SU folder  

Textured Impressions Framed Tulips .A male image and sentiment  free with a magazine 

Older SU papers  added  in layers to kraft card with a topper from Pinterest 

Basic grey card base with layer of older SU paper Images from a very old SU stamp set .

Well if you stayed till the end ,thanks for calling in and I hope you liked the cards .Now if you do leave a word or two in the comment box , I will make a point of visiting you too .


I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.

Ken Venturi

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


Friday, January 6, 2023

Hi there ,my name is Shirley-Anne .

 Sorry ! I was being facetious with that hello .

No blogging or visiting others for what seems to be forever .

Laziness or not feeling as though I had any thing of value to share .I am not sure which .

I certainly have picked Pinterest boards to pieces and viewed many many U-tube videos of card making .I had  been creating cards and sharing with my two besties Sandy and Jane but the urge to place photos on my  blog had waned . 

But I tell you this much ..I have missed visiting blogs and adding my two cents worth in a comment when I find a treasure . 


Here I go again . Hello to you all . thank you for calling in .I feel invigorated now .I have been creating ..just not blogging .My two besties Sandy and Jane had  been keeping me motivated by crafting with me one day a week .I thank them both for that . But of course the holidays and Christmas caught up with me so that there has been no crafting at all .

So I have a few cards that I will share today and then hopefully I will blog on a regular basis with new creations to share.  

Firstly though here are two cards that I received for my birthday .One is an old  classic design from Jane  and the other a new design from Sandy  .

The circle card is unusual  as is the stand that 
holds the pretty circle front upright . I will have to ask Sandy to show me this recipe .
Thank you to Sandy and Jane for taking me to lunch for my Birthday 

Happy New year everyone .Old friends and new , warm wishes for a healthy and safe year ahead .

But now here are a couple of cards made recently ..A male card and my first Christmas card for 2023 

Wow !! I had forgotten how much I have forgotten after being away from my computer and camera for so long . It took me 2 hours to work out how to get photos from camera to my computer , and place my ID on card images  and then save them .

I am exhausted now so will end this post .

     Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, 

           you'll start having positive results.

Willie Nelson 

                                             Catch you again soon , cheers for now Shirley-Anne