Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Birthday Wishes

Hello and welcome. Thank you for calling in .

Hoping that you are all well and are happy in  your endeavors .

Well , the morning was fine again  as we sat in the warmth  at the front of our unit .People were giving us a wave  and chatting .But as clouds rolled in and covered the sun , it got decidedly cooler .We thought that it might have improved .It just did not . Doug said no to me going inside for a lap rug .

So we came inside and while Doug dozed in his chair I checked the mail and set about  crafty blogging   about  what I think is a very beautiful creation  for  a  feminine  friend .


Beginning with  a soft pink card base I added a  smaller , white , embossed layer . I had left 3cm from the base free of embossing for the stamping of sentiment . I forget where it came from . 
Sorry , I am out of practice with keeping track of measurements and products used ..
I used some retired SU ribbon to cover the border of the embossing .I then made a small pink square with a smaller white square for the flowers and a butterfly as a topper which was adhered using foam dots .
Another card for my stash .
If you have made it thus far ,you are very patient . 
Thank you again  for your visit .

Catch you again soon , cheers for now ,

Monday, August 28, 2023

A Real Treat .

                                      Hi there , Welcome .

Happy Monday to all  visitors . Thank you for calling in . 

Thanks to those who viewed last post and left a word or two . 

I hope that you have been enjoying sunny weather today . Doug [hubby] and I have been sitting out the front of our unit just watching the world go by . Other residents have been waving hello to us with some stopping to say hello .Doug is 86 and not in the best of health and I fear that our gopher rides together are a thing of the past .

We often travelled the length of Linear Park from the gorge to the city , having a picnic lunch on the way . Gosh with warm season on the way I am sure the missing will become stronger . 
Life goes on and crafting helps ....

For a  dog lover in our Family I have made a card for an up coming  birthday . I hope he likes it . 

The sentiment , bowl and the cute canine  are  from a SU stamp set ,Pampered Pets . These and  paper from my stash all added to a white card base .I am hoping that the colors , grey and green compliment 
the orange .

If I can find a challenge that this card will suit then I will be back here  to enter it . 
Hey , if you have a suitable challenge ,for me , feel free to let me know in a comment and I will give you a plug . in the mean time I am off to challenge search or is that surf..

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


Sunday, August 27, 2023

Your special day

Well here we go again . Really getting to enjoy visiting  blogs again and commenting . 

Thank you to those who have commented on my last few posts . If I have not already then  I will be visiting you soon . 

 It took a while to get comfortable  into the writing habit  though . As well as that part ,  I have not joined into a challenge for so long that I hope I remember how to use the  linky thing . 

I would like to enter this card in the

The challenge being      Emboss Wet or Dry


I like embossed back ground layers as they seem to highlight the next layer , be it an image alone  or a panel .  I made this card with the purpose of showing that green and blue can go together ..
So it is a green card base with same coloured layer that was embossed with a swirl folder . 
Next , I added a blue panel with a smaller scrap  piece of floral paper . 
Then using layered scallopped dies and a circle punch I added a sentiment found in my stash .
To finish the card I added 3 gold bits of  bling .

Well that is all for today . 
Thank you for calling in .

Cheers for now catch you again soon .

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Two for one .

 Hello and welcome once again to my blog post . Thank you for calling in . 

I really enjoyed making this card because it is a little different . And it was created using ends of papers from my scrap stash . Now once again this was made some time ago so no names of papers . I promise though once I have published cards already made I will endeavour to write a recipe for my new makes . 

Fair warning now ..there are a several  photos of the stages of this creation, the idea of  which I found on Pinterest .

This small card is 8cm x 10.5cm with some beautiful scrap of SU paper . I added some bling to the centre of some of the flowers .

This is the card front or the small card holder and it is just one piece  10.5 x14.8cm. 
Once again paper is from SU .
There is the addition of the corner piece which will hold the small card .

On the back of this I have stamped the greeting which came as a freebie on a magazine ..I think .

The finished  project shows now  all together .
Blue and green do go together  some times . 

As I said ,I really enjoyed creating this . Simply a sweet ,different ,  easy project . I acknowledge that I copied the idea .

I do hope that you found this card interesting and if you make one ,I do hope that you share it too . 

Hope that we have another day like today .it was sunny and Doug and I enjoyed sitting outside for a couple of hours .After lunch two special craft pals of   mine, Sandy and Jane , called in for a cuppa . As Doug was feeling a little better he sat up with us girls and brightly chatted along too . 

Thanks again for calling in . Leave me a word or two and I would love to see what you have been up to and what you have created .

                                        Catch you again soon, cheers for now .


Tuesday, August 22, 2023

A Tiny Birthday Note

Hello again ..Hope all are well and have some quality time for yourselves . 

I am trying to get into the habit of writing and sharing something every day . Not that I  have many interesting events going on in my life or exquisite makes to share but some one somewhere might relate to that which I do share .

I have promised myself to visit at least 3 blogs every day , sharing  a  comment before I leave .

 And more importantly, this will keep me inspired , even encouraged in my own crafting . 

It has been a busy week , more I think , as hubby has been a little off . I have been very busy  tending to his needs while encouraging him to do as much as he can the best as he can .

 Quiet time , personal time is a treasured thing but friendship with ones loved  spouse has the highest value .

Tonight I am sharing another make from a few days ago . 


No details as a recipe because I did not know at the time that I would restart blogging and sharing again .Next time I must use a plain back ground for the photograph . 
The papers are from SU as is the card base 
I am  not  sure  of the origen of the  sentiment sorry . 
The pretty little bows were from a cheap shop .

Well there you go my post is at its end .
If you have made it thus far thank you,  and I hope that you enjoyed your visit .

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

Monday, August 21, 2023

All the Best

 Hi there . Welcome to my blog  post today .  Thank you for calling in and I hope that you like my card .

This creation is inspired by some thing I saw on Pinterst . I went back later to look for it to save and acknowledge the crafter , but lost it . 

The card  front has been embossed  using the SU Country Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder .

It gave a  lovely deep embossed image .

I used a   Die-namics  Stitched Basic Edges  from My Favorite Things to create the white and grey topper  which I added with foam dots after stamping the image taken from  SU stamp set Asian Artistry and the sentiment All the Best Cursive 4526D.  Coloured with Copics . The grey is only a strip added to edge of white with minimum  liquid glue.  

The card stock for card base is SU . Merry Merlot , now retired  .

I love this design and I just know that I will use it again . 
Off now to visit some blogs .I have been away for far too long . 

I still have a few cards to share with you so I do hope that  you check my post /blog again 
soon and may be leave a word or two . 

Catch you again soon , cheers for now . 

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Youngsters Birthday card


Hi there blog friends , from a lazy blogger . I do hope that life is treating you all well . 

Hi to Chrissy , and Sandy and Jane ,Gail ,Doreen and Lynn too .

Must get back into the habit of visiting great crafters blogs again .

I placed a photo of this card  here which I created back in June , fully intending to post with a few words but totally forgot about it . I was also intending to destash my craft room . 

I found a stash of card toppers bought  from a cheap shop and added to this card . White card base , two shades of green card with white ribbon to separate .I die cut  and added the smile word to the top darker green along with some heart bling .

Talk about simply easy .
But the purpose of this excercise was to stimulate my appertite for card making , blogging and to be inspired by blog land again . If it has,  then you will see me here again soon .
In the mean time I will visit your blog soon .

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