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Friday, August 30, 2013

A Boy's Moment

Hi there blogging pals . Welcome to my room .

Well,  we were back to rain and wind yesterday and it is a mild day today . Spring is just around the corner , thank goodness.
 I don't know why we cant organize  rain and wind between the hours of 8PM and dawn ..I mean , that would work wouldn't it? LOL

Well , putting on my Card Crafters Circle DT hat now to share this card for
Challenge #  90      , which is now open .

Thanks to our sponsor for this fun image ,  CHARLIE





For this Challenge at Card Crafter's Circle our Theme is:
For the Boys
...show us your manly cards - young or old...


We are happy to welcome this week's sponsor ... 





Our sponsor is STAMP ART DESIGN BY KATHRYNE! These images are sure to delight you! Kathryne creates images covering so many themes, and they are so very cute too! You can find SADK designs here in the Whimsy Shop...


Our random prize winner will receive a selection of FIVE IMAGES, of their choice ... yummy! On with the Show!

Hope that you will join the challenge and show us your creations , we would love to see them .

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

Monday, August 26, 2013

Cowboy#2

Well Blogger is pain again ..
Did publish my post but went to edit after and it went away ..don't know where but !!
So here I am just outlining what was here before .
if it all comes back later we will just go with the flow ..
Make it Monday Linky party        #155           open .

My DT card

 Card base  Chocolate Chip and Whisper White , SU . the sentiment , the papers for front and inside from Kraftyhands CD Equestrian Events. Die cut from MFT , boot and hat.


We thank our sponsor this week



You will find the most adorable selection of images available at 


Heidi is generously offering 

3 digi images

to our winning commenter.
 
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Congrats to last weeks winners .
 
The talented ladies of the MIM team have created some awesome projects to kick start
 
things this week.


Be sure to stop bye and say hello and check out who they chose as their favourite pick for the
 
 week.
 
Which leads me to  my POTW
 
#198
 
 
 
 
Thanks Sonia for sharing this fabulous creation .
 
 
Now I hope that this stays up .You may see this one or you may see two of this post when all
 
 is right again with Blogger .
 
 
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne
 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Blue Bird of Happiness.

Hi there .  Welcome to my room .
Rain and wind out side but warm here .
Hope that where ever you are that the weather is kind .
Hello to new follower ...Ziggy  A newbie blogger so I hope that you will pop over to say hello .
I enjoyed my visit and I am sure you will too .

But for today , being Friday , it is time for Card Crafters Circle new challenge ,
here is my DT card to share .

                                        I was given this sweet image to play with .
                                                  A little birdie told me .


I  coloured  my image a blue bird ., using copics.
The card base , a front step card die cut  from Kraftyhands Christmas Polka Dot stepper cards pack .
As is the sentiment .
The bow from Kraftyhands  Christmas Polka Dot Eazy Bows pack .
The flowers are from my stash .
Other card stock is from SU                                               
                            
And our sponsor is... Robyn's Fetish awarding our prize winner their choice of 5 images!

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.  Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib.    Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Congratulations to last weeks winners .

This week at Card Crafter's Circle our theme is:
BRIGHT COLORS!




Our Design Team has created a beautiful showcase creations to share with you this week, and we hope you find inspiration in them!
 
Remember to read the rules ..there's not many ..
 Thank you to last weeks entrants and I hope that we see your work  again soon .
 And please post the DIRECT link to your actual blog post, not your blog.
                                                              My thought for today .
 
 
Have a great weekend every body .
 
                       Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne




Monday, August 19, 2013

Serving Birthday sweets

Hi there , blogging pals .
Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .
Another wet and windy weekend here so looking forward to a brighter week .

                Happy to share this Monday with you though as we
                 begin the Make it Monday linky party .

                                                  My DT card using     /Brat-cupcake-cart


Thanks to our sponsor .


We are very excited to have again our fun sponsors Bugaboo Stamps!  Everyone loves these fun and sweet digis!



                                             

Bugaboo Stamps are offering a very generous prize of winner's

                                                    choice of 7 single digis!

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Congrats to the winners from last week .

The lovely and talented ladies of the MIM team have created some gorgeous cards to share with you this week and get the linky party on its way .

Please be sure to pop by their blogs to say hi and to see who they have chosen as their favourite pick of the week.

It might be you
 And that is my cue to show you my POTW

#186  Barbara

http://cardsandpaperfun.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/recess-jumping-rope.html



Wonderful creation , great layout and fabulous colouring .Thanks for sharing with us Barbara .

The Make It Monday Linky Party is Now OPEN!!

It is a great way to showcase your most recent creation or even to share your favourite make from ages ago! You don't need to create a whole new post, linking back to the original post is just fine with us. So come on and join in the fun and share with us your beautiful paper creations!! There is inspiration to be found and blogging buddies to be met!
Don't forget to show the MIM  link in the list of challenges entered .
                                             
                                                  My thought for today

                            The most valuable possession
                                        you can own is an open heart.
                   The most powerful weapon you can be
                            is an instrument of peace.
                                                     Carlos Santana


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

Friday, August 16, 2013

Fairy Wishes

BBBRRRRR. freezing here and quite a bit of rain this week .
Apart from yesterday when we saw the sun for the first time in ages .
Hope that your weather is better where you are .

            Hi there , welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .
Here it is Friday again .Is it the end of your working week or do you work weekends   too?
Perhaps you have days off through the week .
If you have the weekend free then I hope it is full of happy moments .

Today I am wearing my DT cap for Card Crafters Circle.

Challenge #88 is now up and running ..

                           The theme this week is Winged Things.

My card to share using one of our sponsor's images is

 
 
Paper from Lili of the Valley. Sentiment from SU
Flower embellishments from my stash .Image from Milk Coffee coloured with copics
 
Inside
 
Our fabulous sponsor
 
We are so happy to have Milk Coffee Stamps joining us again with their sponsorship for you! Our random prize winner will receive their choice of.........
 FIVE  Milk Coffee images! 
 I know that will be a fun prize to choose!
Now I hope that you will be able to visit my teamies, listed below .. who have created some inspiring pieces for you to peruse

Jennifer and  Sara    

 Congratulations to the winner and the featured  entries  from last week .

 And now I am looking forward to the new entries , sure hope that you are one of them .

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


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Coffee time .

Hi there .Wonderful to see the sun today . Not really any warmth in it but lovely to see it anyway .

Welcome to my room . Just a little chat today ..no card .

Doug and I gophered/ walked for what seems miles this morning .

We went to our favourite bakery, some 20 minutes walk,  for morning coffee , after taking Twiggy for her usual park run .
After so many dull , damp and freezing mornings , it was fantastic to feel the glorious warmth of the sun .  Later we took Twigs back to the park . Just for another short run before making our way to another cafĂ© .

On one of our many walks we found a little group of shops tucked away in a side street about 15 minutes walk from our unit  in opposite direction to the bakery .
I am sure that other countries have these little  hidden delights  in side streets too .
Well , we decided to have an early lunch here today . Doug and I had been in similar business in our younger days and know just how hard it is to make a go of it .
So , carrying on with our  morning walk , we made our way there .
Any one living in the Campbelltown and surrounding area of Adelaide , might like to visit .



The Forest Ave. Deli
10d Forest Ave. Rostrevor.
     0883366676
                                                  You can just see Doug and Twiggy at the table .
Inside is clean and bright with friendly staff.  There are tables inside and it is wheel chair friendly but Doug was happy to stay outside .
We had coffee and a hamburger each for lunch , all of which was hot and a treat for the taste buds .
The best hamburger with the lot that we have tasted for ages.

So here we are giving them a plug . We would love it if you find them and let them know you saw this post
I did ask permission to place photo on my post .
         Wishing them every success.
 

 

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

Monday, August 12, 2013

Smile

Hi there blogging pals . Welcome to my room ,
 
Hello Bridie ,  thanks for joining me .
 
A hop , skip and a jump , happy it is Monday again .
 
 Time to open another Make it Monday linky party .
 
#153
 
Here I have use a pretty image , KATIE 
 
thanks to our sponsor , Kathryne .
 
 
inside  

 
Paper  from SU  , card stock SU, butterfly , CTMH ,  flower and part doily from my stash .
   Image coloured with copics .
 
 

Prize
Choice of 5 free digi’s of your choice from my catalogue at Whimsy Stamps Store .
 
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning
 
 The MIM team have created some amazing projects to kick start things this week.
 
 
Be sure to stop bye and say hello and check out who they chose as their favourite pick for the week.
 
Which brings me to my POTW ..
 
#98 Cheryl
 
 
 
 

So much to enjoy on this visual feast.

Admire every detail . Thank you for joining us and hope you will again soon .
 
Quote 
 
Have you thought about that!
 
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne
 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Rag Doll was my friend

Hi there you all .Welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .
 All set for a great weekend ?
It will be wintry here so I may get quite a bit of crafting done .
Having said that ..we will have visitors soon so will have to tidy my desk again . Have managed to keep floor of room clear but this desk is quite another thing . LOL .

Well of course it is Friday and time to open the next Card Crafters Circle challenge . #87

  But first things first .
Congrats to the top 3 and to the Random prize winner from last week ,  #86 Dotty for Spots

          
Just a quick reminder...to be eligible for prizes and badges, your entry must follow our rules.  And please post the DIRECT link to your actual blog post, not just your blog

My DT share today is ...using Rag Doll  thank you to our sponsor this week

 
Actually the rag doll I had was a gollywog ...NO OFFENCE INTENDED TO ANY ONE ..I loved it to death and had it for yonks ..
Our sponsor
 

We are happy to welcome back this week's sponsor Floppy Latte Designs!

With such a variety of images in store, your sure to find images to suit your needs. FLD are offering our challenge winner a $6 certificate to shop at the Floppy Latte store .... There are so many wonderful images to choose from!

  So there you go   #87  and the theme is................  Ribbon and Lace

See you at the Card Crafters Circle  where the  DT will have their projects on show to inspire you .

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

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Today is First Day .

Hi there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in.
Welcome to a new follower Bridie .
 Just a quick mid week post to share a card made for  craft friends and our Tuesday get together .

This fabulous pre coloured  image is  from an ART PAD from Lili of the Valley, Set 1, Vintage Boys
 The card base is SU, Early Espresso. The 1st layer is textured card stock from ALACRAFT  Loved this card stock  as it has a leather look to it . 2nd layer is striped paper from Country Gent 8"x8" paper pack , NIT WIT COLLECTIONS.  The sentiment is from an unmarked pack of clear stamps ..

OH nearly forgot .
Doug was sitting in his chair near our  lounge window , dozing on and off while I was in craft room , today . Suddenly , he yells out for me .It appears that a koala is walking down the driveway towards the main road . Oh boy what a mad dash for camera and front door . I caught up with "it" as it was stepping off footpath into peak hour traffic .
What a spectacle I made of myself ..arms waving about as I slowed the traffic to a crawl.
The koala manage to make the medium strip and scurried up a tree. A motorist pulled up and rang the fauna rescue number and I went back to reassure Doug that all was well .

Not a photographer but hope you can see the koala .

Hope your week is going well .

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

Monday, August 5, 2013

NO MONKEY BUSINESS

Hello there , welcome to my room .
Hope that you have enjoyed the weekend and are looking forward to a wonderful week .
Thanks for calling in and please feel free to wander through my blog . Of course if you like something , I'd love to hear from you .
 
WHOOPIE !! It's Monday .
And I get to share a common interest with my Daughter ., Michelle at Make it Monday .
Not only that but we share  another week with you .
Thank you to all those who shared last week 's Linky Party at Make it Monday .
Congratulations to the winners from last week too .
 
Make it Monday Linky Party # 152 is now up and running .
 
Here is my DT card
 
 
Base card is Costal Cabana , SU. The ds paper is Birthday Basics from SU. The banner from CTMH. The party hat button is from my  stash . Copics to colour image from CC Designs 


 

"C.C. Designs was started in 2006 from my love of all things art. Since 2006 we have added additional Illustrators and dies. We think our images are cleverly cute and fun to use. "
They are generously offering our winner at
$15 Gift Certificate
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a
 
comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on
 
 Make It Monday.
 
The more  entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
 
 
 
My crafting buddies on the DT have inspirational projects   to share and have picks of the week to feature on their blogs .
 Hope that you can pop over and leave them some blog lovin' too .

 Cant wait to see you at the Make it Monday Linky Party  when you share your paper craft project.

EDIT 
sorry I just ran out of time to add my POTW
                                                                                           #188

http://craftingpassions.blogspot.ca/2013/08/i-caught-one-this-big.html
                                                        
Thanks for sharing Nancy.

                                                          Leaving you with Michelle's words


 "The Make It Monday Linky Party is Now OPEN!!
It is a great way to showcase your most recent creation or even to share your favourite make from ages ago! You don't need to create a whole new post, linking back to the original post is just fine with us. So come on and join in the fun and share with us your beautiful paper creations!! There is inspiration to be found and blogging buddies to be met!"

Have a great week!
 
Would like to enter August challenge for
 
 
 
 
 
For inspiration.
 
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

 
                                                                       

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Kraftyhands and Bouncing Babies

Hello blogging pals . Welcome to my room . Thanks so much for calling in .
I do hope that you take the time to say hello so that I can visit you too.
Well,  another month has whizzed by.
 
I must say that I have enjoyed browsing through the entries
 to last months Kraftyhands challenge .
 
Once again I am in awe of the talent shared .
Congratulations to the winner and to the top 3.
 
August Challenge - Anything Goes
 
Don't forget. To win the top prize of £20 voucher to spend on the Kraftyhands Website you have to use 
Kraftyhands Products
And you must be a follower of Kraftyhands  .
 
My DT card to share is from
 
I used SU Bashful Blue and Marina Mist card stock.
Every thing else , paper ,card topper and "baby",
inside insert and sentiment circle has been printed from CD.
The ribbon is from Kraftyhands as well .


                                                          The CD

I do hope that you will pop over to the DT blogs and check out their fabulous shares as well .
 
Looking forward to visiting you soon .
Good luck with your entry .
 
 
 
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Join the friendship dots

Hi there blogging pals .

Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .
Special welcome to new followers like JD Shelton
A hint of sunshine yesterday and Doug and I managed a decent walk around the block ...well he gophered of course . but it was nice to be outdoors .Crisp and invigorating  as it was .

Today ..not so bright ..roll on Summer!
I hope that what ever you're  doing , you are having fun and the weather is kind .


My DT card for this week at Card Crafters Circle  using  image  digi40204 Baby Animals , from our sponsor.

                              
Some red card from SU .Paper from Lili of the Valley paper packs . Balloons  and sentiment from freebie on magazine . Coloured with Copics.
 
Fabulous group of friends are they  not?
  Firstly ,  thank you to all the wonderful entrants we had last week . I really enjoyed visiting those on my allotted numbers. Congratulations on those winners mentioned on the new post .
The new challenge for Card Crafters Circle is now open 

 #86 Dotty for Spots


We are excited to welcome our sponsor for this week, Eureka Stamps!



Eureka


Finally, The Stamps You've been Looking for! Eureka stamps offers a large variety of  images and sentiments in many different categories for all of your stamping needs.  Our Paper Sculpting stamps add an extra dimension to your creations. Or, Mix and match our Balloons and Balloon Holders to celebrate every occasion. Our Stamps are available as unmounted, deep etched, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps. If Eureka Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on sister companies: QKR Stampede,  Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.

Our randomly drawn winner will receive their choice of five (5) digital images from  Eureka Stamps ... and we thank our sponsor for their generous prize!

 Hope that you can visit the DT group and share some blog love as you go .

Please check the Rules of the challenge and GOOD LUCK .




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