Monday, April 14, 2014

Anchors away

Hello crafty pals . Welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in .
Hope that you all had a fabulous weekend .
Am thinking of those who , at the top end of Australia , are at the mercy of the weather .

At the end of this post , purely for those interested , I have a photo that I am using as an incentive to record weight loss ...or not as the case may be !
I have hopes of publishing a new photo every Monday ..Please be kind ..

To share today I created this masculine card using a die cut image from Kraftyhands , papers from Lili of the Valley and card from SU. The anchor charm is from MeiFlower and bling from my stash .

 I have left off a sentiment because it could be for many occasions and I can add one when needed .
Entering this into this challenge

I am endeavouring to lose 15kl and chose to share my progress here . Hope that you don't mind ..
Starting today                                 14/04/2014

Wish me luck?

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

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Horse Power

Hello , welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in .I hope that you like the card I share today .

Had to drive the car to our coffee place the last two days . I do believe that the Season has changed .Cant see any more hot days ahead .
I weighed myself the other day ...PHEW  definitely a wake up call!!
Need to lose 15 kilo. Have to devise a plan ..

Here I have printed from a CD from Kraftyhands where I am on the DT .
 I cant remember if it is one that I have purchased or one that was given to me from the BOSS  .

The CD is  Glamour Pin Ups.

The card base is Basic Black, SU and the paper is from my stash as are the rhinestones. The sentiment was a freebie from who knows where. sorry .

The images are sassy to say the least but not overly saucy so I hope that no-one is offended .
The card is another of my CAS creations and I look forward to using this CD again .
I reckon our male relatives will appreciate these images too .

                                      Envy  is a
                                         waste of time .
                                      You already have
                                          all you need.

Would like to enter a challenge or two

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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New release time


Hi there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in.
Todays post is full of Kraftyhands news  that I just had to share .
 It's new release time, and here's the next CD offering! One I'm sure you're all going to enjoy using!
The disc isn't quite ready for sending out just yet as there's been a delay in its completion , but we are  hoping it will be ready by the end of next week.
This CD will be the first "Mini" CD we've done for a while but I'm sure this one's going to be very popular! It will retail at £9.99
The next set of non CD products we're releasing are our first set of 12 x 12 papers in almost 5 years,

Here are the 12 x 12 sets we're releasing in the next week.
Emporium of Curiosities

Retro Roses
Once Upon a Time
Man About Town
Femme Fatale
These paper stacks will be sold in packs of 12 for £12.50. They're all printed on 190gsm cardstock which is our preferred weight for backing papers and the colours are just stunning!
These beautiful papers will compliment the vintage CDs that you will find in the Kraftyhands on line shop
I am excited to share this news and must also remind you that the April
" just for fun "challenge is open at the
Kraftyhands Challenge Blog .
Hoping to see you there soon .
If you can dream it ,
Walt Disney
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, April 7, 2014

A Resin Rose

Hello to all who are visiting and browsing . Thank you for calling in .
 Welcome to my room .
Today the new monthly challenge begins for Kraftyhands .

Congratulations to  those winners selected from the March challenge . I thoroughly enjoyed visiting  the  entries and leaving some blog love .

 This time for April challenge we have a sketch to base our project on .
My card to share is..

  A side fold for this card .  Card  base, Very Vanilla  from SU. Papers from Kraftyhands , Femme Fatale paper stack . That stunning resin rose from Kraftyhands online shop

Something different for the inside because I love the paper and even the smallest piece can be utilised.
Here is  this months sketch .
Now the DT members have shared  awesome samples on their blogs so If you go to my side bar you will find their  links .
But,  I hope that you will call into the Kraftyhands Challenge Blog to check out the simple rules for this " Just for Fun"  place  and  show case your talent.
Thank you to those entrants from last month  and I hope that you had some new visitors to your post . I would love to see more of your artistic flair this month .
I would like to enter this card into
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Pears and Partridges

Hi there . Welcome to my room and thanks for popping by .
Sure hope that all is well where ever you are .

 Twas a little cooler today and I spent a greater part of the afternoon playing with a new camera hubby bought me today . It was a dull day and I practiced with outside shots ..and inside with flash . Nothing worth sharing from outside pics but this was taken inside .
That is her rego tag under her chin !

Remember Twiggy ? She has settled down to be the most affectionate friend.
Still here ? Thanks for being patient .
I am so far behind with Christmas cards that I must get a wriggle on or some people will have store bought ones .
"better not be me!" I hear from  a couple of my friends ..LOL

I would like to share my latest card though and I hope that you like it .A pretty simple card design as is my style .

The card base is from SU . The papers and image from Kraftyhands CD
 That's it for tonight have some more crafting to do ..

                                             Start with what
                                               is right rather
                                                 than what is
                                                    acceptable .
                                                            Peter Drucker  

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

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I had a hoot!

Hi there and welcome to my room .Thanks for calling in .

Well we had a warm couple of  days  here in Adelaide but forecast is for normal Autumn weather for the rest of the week .
Had Fran and Sandy here this morning for card making and as always enjoyed their company .
The last couple of days I have been playing with the CD from the Kraftyhands  magazine #1

The magazine is a perfect accompaniment to the CD .
 Apart from each digital  card kit sketch there are  easy steps for the card construction . Hints and tips and variations on every page to encourage and enthuse you . Beautiful large and clear photos for each project over two pages so no tiny thumbnail pictures to work from . The CD itself is not just stuck to the front of magazine ..oh no ! On the back page there is a sturdy  pouch  for the CD for perfect storage .
 There are also internet links to  YouTube video tutorials of all the projects .

This time I went to project 4, printed out the two A4 pages for the card kit and cut everything out .
This card is virtually as suggested . The next two are my ideas using balance of images from  kit .
In these instances I have used SU papers and ribbon

Hope that you like these fun cards as much as I enjoyed making them .

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

Saturday, March 29, 2014

With Love

Hi there blog and craft pals . Thank you for calling in ,welcome to my room . Warm wishes sent to you and yours for happy moments what ever the time of day at your place .

A quick share today of a card I made recently and then some news of a magazine I bought .

Card base is Very Vanilla , SU, as is the Old Olive 1st layer .
Image is from Antique images
Small butterfly and flowers from my stash of Cheap as Chips  stuff.
Paper from Lili of the Valley paper pack .
Filigree Corner Die from La-La land Crafts
Sentiment from SU , Field Flowers
         I like this one , I hope you do too .

The  snail mail delivered this Kraftyhands Magazine ,on Friday .   I bought it recently from their online shop.
10 card projects, step by step photo instructions, hints & top tips.
Included is an interactive CD-Rom with all printable files from the magazine with internet links to specially created YouTube video tutorials with Mike & Ian, so you can create each project along with Mike & Ian at the same time from the comfort of your own craft room!
I have browsed through  the magazine and played the CD. Each compliments the other beautifully . My time is booked over the weekend but I cant wait to try out the projects in the new week ahead .
                         So watch this space ! 
                                           It is in the shelter
                                            of each other
                                            that the people live .
                                                                        Irish Proverb.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne