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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Water colouring

Hello there and welcome to my room . So happy that you came to visit and I hope that you like what you see in this post .

Tonight I am happy to share a card made today using water colour . I was researching for ideas earlier today , finally made my way to SU demonstrators planning place [ a closed group] where I watched a video from Hannah Jones .
Slightly changed some aspects of her card to make it my own .


Here I have used SU thick white card base and water colour paper along with the thinlits Happy Birthday  die . embellished with SU candy dots.
I cut a piece of watercolour paper 5cm x 15cm and brushed water over to dampen the panel  before colouring strips of different inks .When dry I cut small tags to adhere to front of card
                            Inks used
                                                         
 

And for the inside 

Back ground mat has been water coloured too. 

I am hoping that this will brighten some ones day .

Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.

 Will Rogers

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

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Watering can and flowers

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

Raining heavily as I type . 

Had a scare today . I did not tell Hubby the details of my Dr visit today . It was for prescriptions I told him . Not exactly a fib cause I did  pick up prescriptions . 
I have had a few little chest niggles recently and a couple of "sad " moments maybe more teary than sad I guess but any way not my usual strong self  that much I know .  So I thought that my blood pressure may be up . And it is . And I am the heaviest that I have ever been ,
What a clutz I am ! Must stop having the other half of Doug's pie or half his apple turn over . 
Less sitting and more walking too 

Just here to share latest card for now .


 

Thick white card base.  Paper from my stash . The can of flowers image is from Pinterest ..The leaf is from Lucy's stamps inked in Old Olive SU . 


I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you. 
Joyce Meyer
Got to start working on that . 

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

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Three little pigs ..

Hello craft pals , welcome to my room .
 I hope that all is well for you and yours . If any one has been  /is unwell I hope recovery is swift .
And if you just need a hug then a huge cyber hug is on its way to you ..

I have been busy as full time carer for hubby and the  mundane house work but did  find time for making some kits up for my craft days with some dear friends . It is the blogging that takes a back seat when  time is at a premium .

Here today I am sharing this one card , hope you like .


Card base is thick Whisper White , SU . The three little pig images are from Pinterest . I cut these out with the top piggy adhered with DS tape while other two were added with foam dots . The birthday greeting is from a set from MFT kit .

Here's hoping that one of my great grand children will love this too .


The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

                                                         Aldous Huxley 


Well that's it for tonight ,. Hope that it is not so long before next post .

   Catch you again soon , cheers for now . 

                                         

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Thoughts of Sympathy


Hello everyone . I am so happy to see you here and I welcome you to my room .
Thank you for calling in so that I can share my card .

This is another sympathy card for my collection and one that I made as a kit for my craft group . 

I had Sandy and Fran  here this morning for a lovely card making session with loads of laughter and chatting . Doug [ my DH] returned from his gopher ride and sat at the end of our craft table to chat with us .Just wish that I could get him interested in punching out some shapes etc for me .


For my card 
SU card stock , Garden Green , Old Olive and Whisper White .
The Gumnut Brush image is from Helen Williams while the the sentiment is made up from a set from Stampendous , Comforting Words. 

 

The matte behind the image has been embossed and I thought that this would be the only embellishing [ if I may call it as such] , I would include for this card .




The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. 

                                         Marcus Tullius Cicero 

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

Friday, June 16, 2017

Time of Sorrow

Oh boy , I am on a roll here .
Hi there Followers and visitors , welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in .
Another cold day here with a sprinkling of rain . But you know the weather is great for crafting . 

To share tonight is a Sympathy card .
For this card I have used Marina Mist and Whisper White card stock .
Love the floral embossed layer along with the scalloped die cut for the image . This stamp has the sentiment along side of the bird image so does make a complete topper 


 

And for the inside 
Here I masked off the words and reinked just the bird .The image inside card is second generation stamped  with sentiment from Print Block Australia ,  stamped over the top .

 


My thought for today

                                            Sorrow is a fruit. 
God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it. 

                                 Victor Hugo 

Well that is it for today .

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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Record the event


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

Firstly before I post , I cannot but share my sorrow for all Londoners .

 Father of mercies and God of all comfort.
How do I cope with this latest tragedy? 
 Pray with your whole heart! Share your sorrow and pain and God will give you comfort. 





A masculine card to post tonight 
When I get my girls to make this one I will suggest a darker ink for the sentiment .



I used SU , Crumb Cake card stock for card base and layer which I stamped with SU, Hardwood
using CTMH, Desert Sand ink before using foam dots to adhere to card front .
Scrap paper used with SU small banner tag punch . 
MFT die used for image frame  from SU Delightful Dijon, .Camera from SU set Traveler .
Basic Black for diecut man in hat . String and pearls from my stash . 

My thought for this day .... 
Flowers grow out of dark moments. - Corita Kent

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Doubly Tweet

 Hi there , welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .
  This is my second post after such a long time searching for my lost mojo .
Still time poor mind you , still a full time carer but find leaving some things undone , unfinished so refreshingly liberating . And sharing a fun card like this one made yesterday, so  rejuvenating.

  Card base ,Pumpkin Pie from SU. Paper from my stash . Bird image from Sweet and sassy digis . You can find them here https://www.facebook.com/Sweet-n-sassy-digis-1905559499712986/?pnref=story

The balloon die is from Whimsy stamps . Sentiment is from CTMH.


 
Was fun to use this pre colored two bird image  as the two birds were so easy to cut out and 3D. 
I enlarged slightly and printed 3 times .I left whole for first layer , second layer was just the "faces of birds , no feet or back feathers . The third layer is just the blue bird face . All images were adhered to card with foam dots .


 

Hope you like this fun card .
That's all for today .But will leave you with this thought ..

Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life. - Yoko Ono 

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