Monday, 19 January 2015

Nice thoughts

The weather today has been really nice. It's been overcast and lovely and cool. Did I mention cool? No mugginess today either. It's nice sort of weather and good for pottering around to do things.

I've been playing with my paper. Making up pages in a journal and also making some cards. Some times I like to use one stamp and see what I can do with it with other stamps. In these three cards I used KaiserCraft Miss Match set and used the teacup and doily. I also added Tim Holtz stamps on one card as well. The paper range is from my stash: Graphic 45, KaiserCraft, and some no name brands. I also used a KaiserCraft 'collectible scrap' from their old Christmas range on one of the cards. Nothing new, just using up the paper pads I do have. The ribbon trim is from the thrift store I brought in a large pack of short trims and the flowers and leaves also came from a pack from the thrift store both were no more than about $2. The thinking of you sentiment is from the dollar store I brought a while back and the only really new thing I included is the bling which I brought last fortnight. The inks used are Memento dew drop inks and Stazon ink in black.

The image of the little girl came from Magic Moonlight Free Graphics Blog, which I had printed out a long time ago. The cut out frame around her I used my Making Memories Slice and it came from the Vintage Findings card. As you can tell I like playing with my paper stash and really paper craft shouldn't be too expensive to do. I made sure I brought two cutters I was happy with and knew I didn't have to upgrade again, so I went with the Big shot and I went with Making Memories Slice (now discontinued) because the cards had a good variety for less money. Things like trims can be found in the thrift store and there are plenty of youtube channels to show you how to make flowers of all kinds so you don't have to buy them. The main thing is loving what you already have and making the most of it.

I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever they are.


  1. Lovely use of your paper stash as usual, Shiralee.

  2. Oh Shiralee I enjoyed these pictures very much! I long for some color in our part of the world. :)
    Beautiful cards! Wish I had that kind of talent.

  3. Dear Shiralee ... I enjoyed hearing about the happenings from your home. Of course, here in Kansas it is winter time, but the last few days have been in the 60's and we have enjoyed lots of sunshine. We have even been tending to a few things in our yard and garden. Thank you for your visit to my "little space" ... always love "chatting" with you. Blessings & Hugs ♥ Teri