Thursday, November 24, 2011

Christmas Cards




Thought since I have been so slack of late it was time to start playing some catch up. Had a lovely evening out with two of my cherubs as we headed down to the big shopping centre just down the road to get a little festive. Carolling, Santa & of course spectacular fireworks to end the evening. The rain mostly stayed away til after the fireworks (which was good as it was mostly an outdoors event) and then we grabbed some takeaway before heading home.

Had to take some photo's of my latest card creations and wanted to share a couple before I dive into bed.

These two cards, celebrating christmas, I made on Tuesday when I went up to my niece's home town of Woodford to partake in her second Stampin Up Card Class. Aren't they both simply stunning cards?

Until next time friends. Happy crafting.

Hugs

Shirl

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Twisted Sketches #86 - Shine

Good Afternoon

Well here I am again shameless late.... I think the silly season has arrived early and with a vengeance in this house anyway. I have been busily trying to fit in exercise, keeping up with the kids & all their activities, not to mention trying to get all my christmas cards made & written out plus teachers cards & handmade gifts. Then several days have been tied up with creating a little masterpiece for my nephew & niece in law who had their very first baby on Friday night!

So with my time at Twisted Sketches coming to closer and closer to an end I am excited to share with you my second last card. This week's twist was shine, anywhere, anyhow! Hope you like it.



Products Used:

Kaiser stamps - christmas stamp
Bazzil cardstock
Kaiser bling strips
Magnolia Stamps
Copic Ciao Markets
Unknown patterned paper
Cheery Lynne Doily Die
Kindy Glitz
Martha Stewart punch

Have a great day my friends & thanks for stopping by. Happy Crafting!

Hugs

Shirl

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Twisted Sketches #84 - Buttons

Hello Friends

Sorry I am running so behind with posting my lastest Twisted Sketches card. I totally forgot to submit it on time with all the crazy that has been happening of late. So a big thank you to the gorgeous Anam for giving me a lovely reminder and a few extra hours to recreate my original submission. I am so glad I had the extra time but as I was so much happier with this card than the one I had created on time but forgot to submit!! So ladies don't forget to head on over to the blog and check out all the other amazing cards.



Products used:

Bazzill cardstock
kaiser purple bling
Magnolia Tilda Stamp
Memento Ink
Copic Ciao markers
Martha Stewart punch around the page
mulberry roses
Stampin up word stamp
Nestability circle/scallop cirle dies

Have a great day.

Hugs

Shirl
Good Morning

Well after a slack day yesterday I guess I best post a few new layout today! So here we go!! The first layout is called Mini Me and is my beautiful dd wearing my wedding dress. I think she will outgrow it long before she gets the chance to wear it! But more and more people keep telling me she looks just like me!



This next layout is called a Moment In Time and is all about my wild, wacky & comedian middle ds. He is certainly never dull! Love you crazy kid! Don't change!



Lastly this one is simply called "OUCH". No more explanation needed. Poor Jordie coped something hard to the face last holidays and as a result had a tooth knocked out & his handsome face somewhat cut & bruised! And to think friends this was taken after we went to the Dr's a good half an hour later! He did look A LOT worse!



Have a great day and week my friends

Hugs

Shirl

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Wonderful Moment In Time........



Good Morning Ladies

Well I have never had such hassles with uploading photo's until yesterday! In the end I totally abandoned the layout I was trying to upload and posted the one you can see of my middle son Jordie instead. So since I have only just managed to get that one uploaded I thought I best upload another one for today! This one has a very special meaning to me as it was the day that I got to meet up with my cyber sis Caz and bestie Julz from Tasmania! Not to mention we had the opportunity to get everyone together for a barbeque! Have a great day ladies xo Shirl

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Jordie - Living Outloud!


Good Morning

How is life treating everyone today? I am feeling good and about to head over to my craft desk for a hour or two! I have had such a busy October that I am way behind on my birthday cards and I have even missed one or two from November already! Plus there are all those christmas cards to keep on working on! So what do you all have planned for the day? I just stopped by to share another layout from retreat. Hope you all have a great day - happy scrappin' Hugs xo Shirl

Fashionista..........




Well I know I said I'd only post a layout a day but with a huge bundle of Christmas cards waiting to be uploaded as well as another 2-4 layouts that I have done since coming back from retreat I thought maybe I should post another layout before bed tonight! So here it is...... FASHIONISTA! This is perhaps one of my favourite layouts from the retreat weekend. I can't say my absolute fave but definitely right up there as a close number 1. It took me ages to do but it was so worth it. I love how it turned out. Thanks for looking friends. Off to bed now so sweet dreams! Hugs xo Shirl

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Douglas - Grade 10



Morning Friends

Well aside from it being another day, another layout I don't have too much to share! I am trying to be good again and get back in shape! After a round of arguments with the kids I decided that a morning walk was needed. So off I went for a 35 mins walk around the estate I live in. It was very invigorating to say the least!! With not much else, apart from housework, on the cards today I think I can see some time being spent at my craft desk. I have some cards for November to get ready to send out, some layouts to put together and more christmas cards to make! So I hope you all have a great day planned out. Happy crafting! Til tomorrow. Hugs xo Shirl