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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.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Singing Carols by lamp light

Hello Blog pals ,welcome to my room . 
Gosh it has been so long since my last posting . 
I have been creating but lost the mojo for blogging .
Hope all my craft visitors are well and that life is good for you .

Would like to share a Christmas card made today .
I think the settings on my camera have been changed since using it last as this is not a good photo , sorry .Or maybe my glasses are dirty !




 

SU Real Red for the card base and mat for image which is from LOTV. Paper from my really old stash . The sentiment from SU as is the Word Window punch .
 The lovely die of snowflakes is from Memory Box .

I will find some challenges and enter .  


http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/chnc-challenge-extra-for-june-2017.html   craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2


I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. - Lily Tomlin

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Perfect Christmas tag .

Are you a "huggy " sort of person ? You know , always hug your friends when you see them and again when you say bye , catch you later .
 Well that's me , first to hug and last to let go , I think .

Hi there , welcome to my room and thank you for calling in . This is where I give you a huge cyber hug and ask how have you been . I hope that you and yours are well . Have you been crafting lately or is life in general keeping you busy and away from your  desk ?

What about me , you ask . Still finding time short and only limited  blogging . I get to make 3 card  kit sets every week though so got to be happy with that .Oh and I think that I am up to date with visiting those who have left kind words on my posts .

I would like to share my weekly Christmas card make now .

And I would like to enter it into

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/challenge-9.html

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/chnc-challenge-326.html

http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html



 
Thick , SU white card base , Gingham paper from my stash . Red ribbon from my stash .
Real Red ,SU for tag .
Printed image from Pinterest onto Whisper White SU card 
Using circle dies to shape the tag 
The tag top was made by using SU  label and small circle punches
The greeting is from a retired SU set , Four The Holidays .


for something different I placed the sentiment on left side of inside as I want to write a lot on the right panel 




I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another, it's about the Christian ethic, it's about kindness.

 Carrie Fisher 

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

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.