Sunday, August 24, 2014

Using a Yvonne Turner image

Hi there blog pals  Have not posted for a few days now because of one thing or another .
A couple of days ago I did manage to create a card using a fabulous image from Yvonne Turner.

This is  one Blessed lady with  a God given talent who is happy to share her creations and so I encourage you to visit  to be as inspired as I .

Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in . Some new followers too which makes me happy so thank you and hope you enjoy your visits .

Now this is nothing like the elegant creations  /style that Yvonne shares but I did enjoy making it .

Card is from my stash of SU stock , Old Olive . Random  papers from my stash . Punched butterfly and ribbon along with some rhinestones the only embellishing .
I think that I could have made the centre strip a bit narrower. But still ..a blind man would be happy to see it , I think .

On Friday one of my craft friends , Jane,  bought along her SIL to join in our craft session .

We  enjoyed  so much chatter and laughter .
While these two made up the kits I had prepared earlier I Cuttle bugged my way through some of my scrap stash . Mind you ..I don't see any dent in the stash at all!!.
Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons are my R&R  times and I am thankful to " MY GIRLS" for the sharing and caring .

Be happy. It's one way of being wise. - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

Thursday, August 7, 2014

August Challenge for Kraftyhands

 Hi. Welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .
Today I am sharing a DT card .One which I  thoroughly  enjoyed creating for the Kraftyhands Challenge Blog .

                                    Whisper White card base. Sentiment from SU.
                                           Using paper from  English Country Garden Paper Stack.
                                                  From Kraftyhands.
                                            Book mark toppers. Die cut image Craft Nouveau   .
                                              Ribbon and pearls all  from Kraftyhands

This month the theme for our challenge is
                                August Challenge - Sketch
Just pop into the Kraftyhand  challenge blog to check out the rules and the sketch .While you're there peruse the samples by my teamies and find inspiration . I do hope that you will pop over to their blogs as well and leave some blog love .
                                           My thought for today .

God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him. - Jim Elliot

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

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Home Sweet Home

Hi there,  welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in .
Welcome too , as a new follower .

Another Wintery  blast here in Adelaide today . Lots of rain and wind so another quiet day indoors .
Just a quick post tonight as I have kits to create for Tuesday so must get a wriggle on with cards .
Just wanted to share a card I made to add to my Kraftyhands gallery
                       Card stock from SU stash . Ribbon from Kraftyhands .
                       Paper printed from one of my Kraftyhands CD ROMs
                        The sentiment is from  CTMH    set, Home Sweet Home .
                        The image is from Kraftyhands of course .
                                        A Little Bit Naughty Topper Set

I never looked this good standing in front of the heat  when we had a pot belly stove , I might tell you .They are cosy though .

 Well that's it for tonight .Hope that you are all enjoying your day .

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

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Tulip for Sympathy

Hello , here I am again enjoying some craft time in my room .
I am happy to welcome you here and hope you like that which I will share today .

Still very cold today and more Wintry weather to come . So definitely no outing on gophers  this morning . I certainly miss capturing beautiful snaps  with  my camera.

My weight is much the same as earlier in the month .I am so frustrated with it all . I wonder how other wives / partners who are caring for Husbands manage .
I find that meals are a real pain . But I do know that lack of energy output like very little walking /exercise is the real reason for no wt. loss .SO bring on warmer weather when I can walk beside Doug and his gopher on brisk jaunts around the block .

OOPS  sorry , forgot I was here to share a card . Another Sympathy card.

Card stock and sentiment are  from SU and the papers are from LOTV
The pearls and  Tulip image  topper 
 are  from Kraftyhands
Talking about Kraftyhands , I would like to remind you that the Kraftyhands Challenge has only a couple of days left so I hope I get to see some thing from you soon .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Sunday, July 27, 2014


Hello  there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .I do hope that you say hello too . My pick from comments for the give away card will be at end of post .

A pleasant day here in Adelaide with a little sun shine . Not much warmth yet but there just the same . Doug and I managed a quick trip out for coffee . As it was cool in the shade along the trail of Linear Park I did not linger to take photos today . May be tomorrow .
Tonight I have a card to share .
Remember the post I did on a card I created using A little bit Naughty Toppers ?

Well here is something from the other side of the coin .
A gatefold card with SU stamp , Hardwood ,used for back ground .
Not that you noticed that ...right?

The main image is the cover topper for the Birthday Beefcake set , from Kraftyhands as are the flowers . Card stock from SU and papers from my stash .
 Hope that you like it .

Now my give away card will  go to Pia .Thank you Pia for your visit and comment . Please email ,  , me with your snail mail address and I will post to you asap .

I do appreciate all the visits to my blog and to those on my followers lists a huge thank you too .

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

Friday, July 25, 2014


Hi there , welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .
Another late night so a quick post to share a card created a few days ago .

Freezing day here  again and I turned the air off a little while ago thinking that I was calling it a night . But then I thought about posting on my blog , so here I am freezing my butt off !  You  just have to  laugh .

The card base is White, SU. The papers and Die cuts from Kraftyhands .
The sentiment and label /banner  from CTMH

Earlier this week we did have a break in the weather and managed a trip to Linear Park .Needless to say it was brisk and invigorating !
But Doug needed the outing and Twiggy needed the run .

 Twiggy found a friend to race .
Hope all is good where ever you are
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cherished memories

Hi blog pals
Thanks for calling in . Hope all is well with you and yours .
No crafting today but I had made a Sympathy card yesterday .And I know it is late at night here , but it is early in the day some where in the world ..right?

So here it is

Image, pearls and sentiment are from Kraftyhands CD , In Sympathy
Card stock from SU as is the ribbon .

I had forgotten to say that I will draw a name from comments to my post , , on the weekend .

Too cold to stay up much later so will close off . Special hello to new followers though and I hope you all enjoy your browsing here .

Remember to make time , be kind .

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