Finally fine

Hi there , long time no see . Thanks for calling in .Sorry that I  have been gone so long  but nothing interesting to share here . Of course my cards /paper craft  for my blog ,              are uploaded more regularly .

By that I mean Doug and I have not been out and about on the gophers because it has been just too darn cold . So there has been no photographing .

This morning though we managed a quick trip to Morialta Falls . It was still brisk but we knew that there was no rain coming .

We are both well . So over Winter.  Looking forward to fine weather and being able to share photos of what we call, ” our back yard ” .

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Hope that you enjoy looking at my amateur  photos .

Catch you here again soon .

hugs Shirley-Anne


August 8, 2016 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment

Family time

Hi blog pals , welcome to my room . So pleased to see you .

Thanks for calling in .More wintry weather today but not a great deal of rain .

Had an awesome  afternoon with DIL , Rachael and Grand daughter , Noomi .

I simply enjoyed spending time with baby while Rachael played at craft .

We all had a quick lunch before Rachael began to practice some sponging /distressing technique and stamping .  Two cards she completed . Rachael sponged coordinating SU inks on her back ground layer before stamping and fussy cutting butterfly images for her first card .The second card had a  two step floral image stamped directly to the sponged area .


Was a super afternoon .

See you here again soon , hugs Shirley-Anne.

July 14, 2016 at 10:53 pm Leave a comment

Simply Wonderful


Winter sucks!  Today was cold , yesterday was cold and wet while tomorrow is going to be…you guessed it , COLD. The weekend is going to be cold and wet . Sigh. I know that it is not as cold as some Winters are in some other countries but 14 here at midday is freezing to me and Doug . Few outings but what I miss more is taking photos . Roll on sunny days .

Of course on the bright side I do get to spend more time in my craft room . I am grateful for that . Today I did a little blog /face book browsing , liking this and that . Even left a comment or two .

Hope everyone is well and happy . Thank you for calling in .

While visiting a friend  today at her FB page 

I spied some of her  card designs that really did inspire me . So hope you don’t mind Teresa I used one of your ideas to create this card  using a sweet image  from Wild Rose Studio.


Card stock from SU. Sentiment from MFT.Pearls from my stash .Copics as colouring medium . Have not coloured for a while so did enjoy this lot .

Time to go .

My thought for today ..

There is more to life than increasing its speed. - Mahatma Gandhi

See you here again soon . Hugs Shirley-Anne.

July 7, 2016 at 11:13 pm Leave a comment

Just sayin’hello

Too long since I have posted here . Hello to you and you and of course you . Thanks so much for calling in .

I do hope that you are enjoying life in general . If you are grieving , I pray for you to find that caring love and prayers from family and friends will  uphold  you during this difficult time .  If you are unwell , may your recovery be swift . And if you just need a hug, then I send you a huge hug . I promise not to let go before you do …..

Sandy and I enjoyed some craft time this morning then went off for a quick lunch at a nearby deli where we have become regulars on a Tuesday . I had a curried egg sandwich, which I have to say was not as nice as I would have liked . I am not a lover of mayonnaise with curried egg and lettuce . How do you make your curried egg sandwich?                               I always boil my eggs while warming some butter in a small bowl and as it melts add a quantity of curry powder .I peel off eggshells and while egg is still hot mash lightly into butter and curry then add chopped lettuce . Salt and pepper to taste  . Sandwich  some onto fresh bread and Mmmmm!!

Wow , I think that is the first time that I have shared a recipe here .

One of the cards we made today but did not finish is that which I share this time .

I found this  image on Pinterest , I think .


When printed out the image had a greyish area where the white is so I cut around the black area and adhered it to a piece of white card . The card base is Basic Black from SU . Whisper White , SU for first layer , then second dotty paper is from Kraftyhands C6 pack .  The words are sourced from SU  set , Crazy About You .Image topper was then  added with foam dots . Will add greeting inside when card needed . Hope you like .

Will leave you now as I need to visit some blog friends and leave some blog love …


If you are careful with people, they will offer you part of themselves. That is the big secret. - Eve Arnold


See you here again soon ,

hugs Shirley-Anne



June 28, 2016 at 3:55 pm 1 comment

About the sea

Hi there , welcome to my room . Cold Autumn days now so a bit more time here .Says me who wishes that were true and easy to organise . Trouble with me is that I dabble in this and that and mostly do not achieve much at all . Full time caring is not 9 to 5 I fear.And I am loathe to give up on DT spots .

Thankfully a bit of spare time this afternoon to share a little birthday make . Some time ago when browsing on line I found this paper and image and knew that it would coordinate with a die that I had . Now I believe that this topper was actually a party  table place  tag .

I cut it out and instead of folding in half I created a topper , layered it onto some Real Red card leaving small border . Then adhered it to some blue card before placing all onto white card base .I stamped SU greeting in name tag spot . I die cut some small pieces and placed them at bottom of card . The circle topper was another piece from the same on line  set. that was added to0 with foam dots .



oops I see a bit of foam dot under the starfish die cut ..

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. - Desmond Tutu

See you here again soon.

hugs Shirley-Anne

May 23, 2016 at 2:17 pm 1 comment

Past works reviewed 14/5/16

Hello I am baaaack ! Thanks for calling in and welcome to my room .

Slightly  better weather this morning so we were able gopher out for coffee this morning . Mind you it was still quite brisk . By the time we had a coffee and toasted sandwich the weather had deteriorated , making a trip to the Linear Park trails unpalatable . No rain , just a chilling wind . Even though we were rugged up , Doug is on blood thinners and really feels the cold so we decided to head home instead . Now dear hubby is in the couch rugged up and watching a movie through closed eyes .  LOL   .

This morning after going through my box of unfinished cards I found some that have not been shared . So I put inserts in those that need it  , some bling on front of others and took some photos                               1-P1010368                                             P1030074



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If I have indeed posted before , sorry for that .

All cards have been created from papers , images and card from my craft room stash

The smile card image was coloured with copics The  birthday card made from printed matter from pinned images /sentiment. The With love  card has topper from kraftyhands and the Party card,  an image from K&K.


Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. - Helen Keller

See you here again soon .

Hugs Shirley-Anne.

May 14, 2016 at 2:10 pm 2 comments

Reaching for the treat

A glorious Autumn day  here in Adelaide . I hope that your weather , where ever you are , is as you like it . Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .

Special mention to those who have left some comment on my posts . I really appreciate that you took the time to do so .

On a roll with using images that I find on line on blog sites and /or Pinterest for cards just right for the males in the family .

You might like to check out my pinterest site . Shirley-Anne Barber

Now the card I share today is ….


The card base is of Natural Ivory , SU. Wood Grain layer from Kraftyhands C6 paper pack adhered to Choc Chip card , SU.   Die cut hat from brown card scrap .Sentiment from LOTV. Two sizes of SU  punches used .

Doug and I managed a quick outing this morning as the sun was shining so I have come into my room refreshed . Off now to  add  my DT comments to some challenge blogs , to create a DT card and to  check my emails .                                                                                                               Hope you like my quick make for today .


Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best. - St. Jerome

See you here again soon , hugs Shirley-Anne.

May 5, 2016 at 4:04 pm 1 comment

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