Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Ahoy there on calm waters

                                      Hello ,welcome to my blog and thank you for calling in .I do hope that you enjoy your visit . I do appreciate comments left and will return the visit . 

I am a creator of mainly CAS cards and I do like to make masculine cards even though they can be tougher to embellish .Do you agree? 

I mean finding a masculine image is fine ..a motor car or bike , a plane or even a garden shed and there are plenty of masculine themed papers in abundance but, it is the background or the embellishing that can be tricky .

Here is a card created today .


The stamp I have had for years , is from Stampin'Up. Basic thick white for the card base and for the image .A blue card layer then more white with a blue striped rectangle topped with the image .

I just sponged some blue ink around the image added the anchor and some blue dots . The sentiment ,from my stash , cut from who remembers where .LOL .I do tend not to throw anything away.

Do hope that you are well and contented and have someone to call a friend . Thanks again for your visit

Entering this challenge 

         Cheers for now , catch you again soon .


Thursday, April 4, 2024

'Just For You ' card


                         Purpose and Meaning 

                            From a book of Lasting Friendship

                    The way you get meaning into your life 

                        is to devote yourself to loving others ,

                         devote yourself to your community around you ,

                         and devote yourself to creating something

                         that gives you purpose and meaning . 

Hello to you and to you .Thanks for calling in. Please let me know that you have popped in by leaving a comment and I will be sure to visit you too .I hope that you enjoy browsing through my posts .

As a full time carer for my hubby I can sometimes go for days without being in my craft room . 

        I am sharing a card made recently to make into a kit to share with friends Sandy and Jane .

     Oh dear, I am sooo out of practice   with adding pictures . But still you can see that it is a simple creation . A tent fold card 11cm x 14.8cm. A white card base. A pretty floral paper cut to size added at the top 11cm .I then added a green 1cm strip under that .

The next bit was a little tricky as I wanted to embossed the last 

4.8 cm  which included the green strip . Luckily I found in my stash a narrow embossing folder of tiny hearts which served me well . I also found a preprinted sentiment circle which I adhered to some scrap green card and punched a larger circle   adding to the card with foam dots .

Well that is it for now as the card will go into my stash . 

Enjoy your day and be happy .

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

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Sweet Wrapped Bouquet

 From a Book of Lasting Friendship.

 '' Any day is sunny 

That's brightened with a smile ...

Any friendship blossoms

if it's tended to with style . ''

     Hi there , welcome to my room . 

Sorry that I am out of practice with taking photos of cards .

 But for now am sharing a card that  I have made for an afternoon with like minded friends. 

Here I have used a card base of SU thick Basic White in the usual C6 size with a slightly smaller layer of the same card stock . This layer has been embossed with a wavelike embossing folder before adhereing to card front . I had a scrap of brown checked card  about 5cm x12cm which I punched both ends with tag punch then cut in the mddle ,adjusting each side to to fit the embossed layer . I stamped the wrapped flowers from stamp set , Wrapped Bouquet , onto white card and diecut after colouring .

I adhered these with foam dots .

The little tag and sentiment are from the same set  . Nice touch I thought .

 Then I just added  some bling . 

A sweet card that could be for almost any occasion .

Now, I hope that this post has found you well and I thank you for the visit . Any comments will be appreciated and it will mean that  I  can  return the visit .

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