Sunday, March 19, 2017

Splish splash I was taking a bath ....

Hi there , welcome to my room .I hope that you will browse through my posts and find something that makes your visit worth while .
Am over the moon today as I have been able to take some more photos at my favourite place , Linear Park ..
Will show them off at end of this post .
Firstly,  though,I want to share a card made for a Tuesday craft   kit . I got the card topper from a pack which  I  bought from Kraftyhands when it was running . Gosh I miss that crowd .
Anyway  , here is the card using  SU  Tip Top Taupe card stock . Paper from my stash . Sentiment and punch from SU . Bling from stash .


Now for the photos referred to in the post title

it was early , well maybe mid morning but already quite hot so I felt very lucky to have seen these beautiful birds cooling off .

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

Monday, March 13, 2017

Wrapped in Warmth .

Hey ! It is great to see that I have had quite a few visitors to my postings . I hope that my simple CAS cards  have encouraged and or inspired at least one of you to try your hand at card making .
To those who took the time to share their thoughts with me through comments I say a huge thank you.

Today I am sharing another Christmas card .  I am committed  to creating at least one Christmas card a week for me and as kit for my craft session ladies .

Real Red SU card  base and Top Note die cut  , retired paper from SU . Old Olive and Whisper White for tag , SU .  Printed  Bow from Pinterest  and fussy cut before  adhering  with foam dots . 
Sentiment for front and inside from SU set , Wrapped in Warmth . 

I would like to enter this card into

Christmas... is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart. 

Freya Stark 

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

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Birthday wishes from friends

Hello blog pals ,welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .
I hope that all is well with you and yours .

Had a fabulous craft morning with two delightful friends after which we went out for a light lunch . 
Lunch was delicious but the odor  from near by council rubbish bin was not so pleasant .

I am sharing today one of the cards made today .

Choc Chip card base , SU . Paper from my stash . Centre sentiment and punch used , SU .
Stamp set Badges and Banners . 
Images from Stampers Anonymous were coloured with copics  then die cut . 
Have not made a DL sized card for a while so I was happy that I did have envelopes and self seal bags to suit .

Thank you once again for your visit . 

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

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

Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring joyfully

Hello visitors , thank you for calling in .
Welcome to my room where tonight I am sharing another Christmas card .Last year I made a card a week so had enough for  me to send / give to   my family and friends with a small number to donate to the Salvos .
I try to include a Christmas card kit in every weekly craft session so I hope that helps my card making buddies with their supplies too .

Old Olive card base, SU , with Matte of dotty paper from my stash . A  doily from SU . Two tags die cut from Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White SU stock .
Metallic enamel  star shapes from SU, Image from SU set , Christmas Cuties and sentiment from SU , Star of Light . White string , from my stash , on tags .

Will enter into this challenge

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. 

Calvin Coolidge

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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cup Cake just for you .

Hello papercraft pals . Hope that you are enjoying a pleasant weekend .
Welcome to my room and thanks for spending some time with me .

In some small way I have started on the destashing of my craft room .

This is the second card recently made from CTMH card kits
This one is from the Jubilee card kit .once again I have not  used a CTMH image but one from Pinterest . The black circle for image came with the kit .
I embossed a square of white card adding it to a piece of Basic Black card leaving small border . Punched out a sentiment from Label Love SU set  and tisied up  with some SU Sprinkles Embellishments .

Would like to enter this challenge
Embossing and sprinkles ...


For the inside I found some cup cake images on Pinterest , printed and punched out on Whisper White . HB sentiment from SU set , Well Scripted .

Poor hubby has the dreaded MAN FLU and is not a happy chappy . 
Therefore I have spent the day dispensing TLC and very little crafting . 
I managed this post while he is dozing . 

Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family.

 Barbara Bush 

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

To a friend

Hi there , how are you on this wonderful day ?
Hope that all is well with you and yours .
Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .

Today's card is just a really , really simple CAS card using a pre cut card and elements pack from Close to my Heart , Cut Above, Fiesta Card Kit .  I did not purchase the stamp set that went with this so used what I had ... No inside sentiment /greeting yet because my thoughts may change before posting off .

The hat and flowers are from Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Things . Coloured with copics .
The sentiment is from CTMH , A Bunch of Love Occasions .


I would like to enter this into this challenge ....

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

 Charles R. Swindoll

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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Christmas With a Friend

Oh my! Here I am again , another posting . Just got to  love it . There is something about creating a mini work of art such as a hand made card  that is so good for ones health and well being . If you are not too hard on  yourself  , if you can understand that sometimes your project will not turn out exactly as you had visualized and ..... if you can accept that there are no  mistakes  only opportunities  for embellishing  , then you are well on your way to really enjoying your paper craft .

Hi there visitors to my room . Thank you for calling in .Please do let me know that you have been  here so that I can visit you too .As you have probably gathered  by now I do love to chat .......

Tonight I share some images from a set which I used the other day

Will enter this int this challenge ..

This time I did not use the die set that matched the stamp set but decided to cut out by hand ..

The new stamp set is Snow Place , SU and I have used  the snow man , the penguin  , the hat and tie along with the sentiment that I divided into two parts The embossed back ground was given to me by Jane . I added a little Wink of Stella to the hat and tie . The snowman is added with foam dots. I stamped the penguin twice and 3D him adhering to front with double layered  foam dots to make him look closer than the snowman .
Thick white card base from SU . Real Red card mat from SU .


Here I have used a sentiment from the SU set , Christmas Messages  surrounded by snowflakes from the Snow Place set .

Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.

 B. C. Forbes 

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