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

Not this old?

Hi there , welcome to my room and this reestablished site of mine . This is where I am sharing a collection of cards made just for my stash .

Cold and wet here today so spare time for crafting . looking forward to tomorrow morning when I have a couple of friends over for card making .  Have 3 kits for them to make and take . Actually has been a busy week for me but I handled it ok .Two birthday cards , a DT card and two B/cards and a few comments . No time for some groups that I had joined in and am  so sorry .Feel bad about not joining in on some of the group shares and conversations and it has been months since I made an  appearance . Have you done that ? There are so many wonderful people out there in so many fabulous groups sharing so much talent and friendship that it really is hard not to want to join in .

But I digress….

Here is another square masculine card .

P1030787 Found this image on  the internet . The back ground and sentiment tags are from Kraftyhands CD ROM , By Gone Transport . Rhinestones from Kraftyhands  Card base is from my  SU stash .Star punch from SU. all elements are edged sponged with  JH, Distress Ink , Vintage Photo.I went over the word “older” with red  Wink of Stella .

Must find some images for male cards other than motor related as I am on a roll with masculine cards .

Must leave the room for now as it is afternoon tea time and I am craving for a sweet biscuit.

See you here again soon ,  hugs Shirley-Anne.



May 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm 4 comments

Days long ago

Hi there , thanks for calling in . I do hope you like my card  .Awfully late here tonight as I have had some DT stuff to do earlier .

So this one is for a bloke . I have been posting a few feminine cards and I thought that I had better balance things out .

Woeful photo sorry

P1030784                                              Black card base . Stone work paper from kraftyhands. Bling from my stash .Sentiment from  my stash .Image from internet.

No chit chat tonight, too tired and If I don’t close off my nose will hit the key board .

Enjoy your day . be kind .

See you here again soon . Hugs Shirley-Anne



April 29, 2016 at 11:23 pm 2 comments

sassy waitress


Super Autumn weather today . Very quiet in the Barber household . A quick ride around the block so that Doug  could get some fresh air . A little house work , some meal preparation then in my craft room while DH watched a movie and dozed .

Always wanted to try roller skates. Left it too late now of course , even for the skimpy uniform ! Hello there , thanks for calling in and I hope you like my card for today .


Pumpkin Pie , SU , for  C6 card base with layer of older SU paper from my stash .Sentiment from SU set , Endless Birthday Wishes . Small cup cake image from clipart on Pinterest ..Bling from my stash .

I printed digi clip art image and cut her out leaving a panel on one side of her while cutting around the image on the other .  Stamped the sentiment , added bling and layered the lot onto Pumpkin card leaving small border .Small cup cake punched out with circle punch  and adhered to more Pumpkin Pie then punched out with scallop circle punch .This was 3D into corner .

Would like to enter this into this challenge …

Cake or cookie , love them both ..

Thanks again for checking in .

See you again soon , Shirley-Anne.





April 21, 2016 at 11:03 pm 3 comments

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