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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

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/



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
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/182-add-some-texture.html
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 .

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

 http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/monthly-challenge-14-flowering-in.html


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
http://shirley-anne-stampingforjoy.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/chilled-greetings.html


Will enter this int this challenge ..
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-6.html

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/chnc-challenge-extra-for-february-2017.html


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 .

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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.


Monday, February 13, 2017

Ahoy There


Well I think that I have almost caught up with cards I had to make for sale and to hand out to  family . I have even been ahead with card kits for my craft  sessions and also found time to add some commenting . The task I am still dreading to start is the decluttering of my craft room .
I have "started " several times but just can't stick to it ..
Has any one have the same problem ?

Hello there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .
Hope you like the card shared today .





 

Card base is SU , Mint Macaron , Paper is new , SU, By the Shore designer paper 
Fish images are from Seaside Shore  set . Top sentiment from same .
"happy birthday"  from Teeny Tiny Sentiments , SU . 

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Wonder if this might fit  some challenges ?
Must check around .


You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. 

Bob Hope 

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

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Down memory lane

Much cooler here in Adelaide today so on with another set of weather appropriate clothes . My wardrobe and drawers  are  bulging with dual seasons clothing . How do find your changeable weather conditions ?
Hi there and welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in and much hugs   too for  those who have left kind words on my recent posts .

Another card made recently over the Christmas break is for my Sympathy box . I do have a small number of Sympathy / Thinking of you  cards put away because life is fleeting and Making a card while grieving is not something to which  I look forward   .


This beautiful image was found on pinterest . It is a valid reflection on how I perceive   that  special place in my heart to be , my memory lane .
Very Vanilla  card base , Brocade Blue  mat,  are SU . The back ground paper is from a Kraftyhands paper stack nearly   all gone .
 Sentiment is retired SU set . Bling from my stash .

Hope you like and although it is a simple image I think that it invokes a powerful feeling of thinking of some one you miss .


It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. 

 Henry Rollins 

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


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Salt air

Hello there you all . Welcome to my room . 
Extreme heat today in Adelaide so under air con and little fan on my desk working over time .

A quick post today as I have still 3 cards  with 3 kits  each to make up for my best craft buddies and our craft sessions .

Here to share today is one card made a week ago with the new SU  stamp set , High Tide .
As is my style , I kept this one very simple with some masking of the light house to add land and sea . Pacific Point card base , Paper from my stash and the  silhouette anchor is from pinterest . 
I did add some bling from my stash .
I like this set as one that I can use for beginner , intermediate and advanced sample for workshops .





 
Here , for the inside , I used the birds from the same set  on a SU die shape . 


Will enter this challenge ..
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/




We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
Aristotle Onassis

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