Thursday, February 23, 2023

Christmas Cheer

              Hello to you, and to you and of course you . Thanks for calling in .

I do hope that you enjoy your browsing .

Thanks also for the comments on past posts .

Another Christmas card made and shared for this years  stash .

How early do you begin to make your Christmas cards ? 

This is the time  when I miss having a table at  the nearby church where a few ladies would join me for card making .Some ladies were craft experienced and others not so much . I loved  enthusing and encouraging others to create and I always marvelled at the joy  the newbies displayed when they held up their completed card . 

                                Todays share 


Real Red card base in C6 [10.5cm x 14.8 cm ] size

Paper matte  from stash cut a little smaller , Before adhering to card base  I punched a 2''circle from the paper as shown . Then from a scrap of Whisper White I punched a smaller 1.3/4'' circle on which I stamped sentiment in Basic Black ink. I then adhered this inside the larger cut out before adding a small red gingham bow from my stash .

The diecut image of the mug is a freebie from a magazine and it is added with foam dots .   A  few self adhesive SU  Rhinestone Basic Jewels to adorn the  front finished the card .

Supposed to be a hot  41 here today so will  be off now to check that  Doug still has a cold drink at hand .

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Wistful thinking

 Hi there , welcome to my room and thank you for calling in . 

Well , I think that I have acheived my craft project for today which was to create  a vintage themed card . 

So happy to be back in blog land .Not as much time on my hands now as Doug needs /wants more time with me .Access cab days out for coffee and shopping ,Gopher days out for parks and bakery coffee and snacks and also keeping up with  health related appointments . 

Todays effort ..

She does look wistful....

  The 14.5" square  card base here is SU  retired ,Cinnamon Cider. 

The floral  and striped paper from pretty  KraftyHands Fatale Paper  Stack 

The beautiful image also from KraftyHands Femme Fatale cards pack .

The lace, small butterfly and pearl bling are from my still huge stash. 

I did trim a little from one side of the image , adhered it to a slightly larger coordinating , Cajun Craze [ still available from SU] then onto slightly larger Cinnamon Cider  . Then I tore the edges of that before adding the  image with foam dots . 

Thanks again for looking , hope you ejoyed the viewing and please feel free to browse and or leave a word or two as I enjoy reading them and will visit you too .


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


Saturday, February 18, 2023

Three bows for you

 I stared at the  new  blog page and wondered how  amazing it is .How it provokes   the fear  of not  filling that blank space with interesting ,exciting ,wise, uplifting and  sometimes comforting words . 

Well as my life is so predictable caring for Doug , nothing exciting happens from one day to next day .

BUT  it is still a beautiful world . So I will  be cheerful and strive to be just happy to share my make for this post . 

PS..... and to browse through  a few posts of   friends in craft .

My card to share today .

Made this some time ago with paper from my stash and a bow punch .loved creating the bows out of different papers and just adding a few  little self adhesive  dots . 
The sentiment  from Hero Arts is inked in black . 
The card base is  SU  Whisper White. 

Would this be classed as CAS ? What do you think ? 

I think my next creation will be something Vintage .If I trip over some  paper or ribbon that looks even  slightly vintage , if I can unravel said ribbon and if I can find vintage looking lady image  ...Mmm
That is my project for tomorrow .
Please watch this space .

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

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.

Edwin Land

Friday, February 17, 2023

About me , Shirley-Anne 06/05/2015

Wow !! hi there everyone .

This post is a blast from the past when I was just beginning to publish .  This was supposed to have been posted years ago when our daughter , Michelle , was running her "Make it Monday" I must have been called away and did not notice that it was not published . The blog  is not going now but I am posting tonight as I reminisce   about my early card making days .

Joining Michelle on Make it Monday, right at the beginning of its journey, would have to be the proudest moment , ever, and watching her take it to the dizzy heights it now enjoys,  it was  quite simply, awesome .

I love this too because it allows me to share the cards I create with all who visit my blog .

I have been card making for several years now . I began by recycling Christmas cards until I bought my first stamp and the rest is history . I would say that my style is definitely CAS, although I do make some vintage styles with a little embellishing flowers or bling .

My favourite colours are from the Autumn spectrum and my favourite tool would have to be the stamp-ma-jig . Then, my favourite research tool is my computer where there is an unending supply of inspiration .
I enjoy sharing my love of papercraft and stamping , holding workshops at home .

Just one of the cards created many moons ago .

My Husband and I live in Adelaide , Australia .
Our leafy suburb , Campbelltown has many parks , most of which are a few minutes walk from home .
This is Morialta Falls just a 20 minute walk away .
I enjoy walking everyday .

                                                       Ducks at Lochiel Park.

I love and am grateful for,   the age I am , the place in which I live , my family and friends .
This is me , Shirley-Anne , really .
And now 2023 and lots older 

 of course Doug and I both  gopher out and about now .

Well there you go , what a memory provoking post ..for me anyway .

Will be back later with a current creation on the weekend .
Hope you did not mind an old woman's ramblings .

Love your friends and family with your entire being ,

 as they are the most important part of your life . 

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