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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A Golden Day

Hello again and many thanks for the lovely comments on my last card.  I have managed to make another card this week, it is for my Uncle and Aunt's Golden Wedding Anniversary.  I've got to be honest this was a very easy card to make because I made one like this last year when my mojo was flowing, but I never put it on my blog.  I am entering this one into Crafty Ann's Challenge - Love Actually.  The bp is from Sharon Duncan's Embossibilities Elegance, the Feathered Heart is a stamp from Chocolate Baroque and is one of my favourites, the flower combination is from my stash, the sentiment is computer generated onto Stardream card and embossed with Wow ep, as is the heart.

Thanks for visiting today.
Beryl x

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Hello Again!

Well I am still here, and this is the first actual card I have made in over six months, I have made some family cards using Craft Artist. It got to the stage that cardmaking was becoming a chore rather than a pleasure, so I decided that I would give up completely, apart from my own family cards. For Christmas I had enough cards left over from the previous year when I made lots in order to have a table at our local Christmas Fair, at least I didn't have to buy any but some friends and family may have had the same card two years running lol.

This one is for Robert's granddaughter who is 17 on Tuesday, and I only remembered this morning.  I had to do something quickly. I started it in Craft Artist, but had real problems trying to cut out the topper and decided it would be just as easy to print and cut by hand.   The backing paper and image are from a cd by Debbi Moore - The Legend of Unicorns.  It's not for a challenge and I'm not sure if this will be the first of many or if my mojo completely deserts me again.

Hope you are all well,
Beryl x

Friday, 4 May 2012


Hello, sorry I've been absent for so long again - vertigo playing up.  My share for today is a very simple scrapbook layout, done in Craft Artist.  The image is of my three daughters taken  on the youngest's Wedding Day back in 2000.  The background, flower, ribbon and pearl are all from a scrapbook kit by CraftyAnn - Cream Dream.  The frame is another CraftyAnn piece this is  from her metallic range, I changed the colour to match the cream flower.  The brown backing paper with the faux stitched heart is from Nitwits.

I am entering my card into two challenges
Rainbow Lady - Memories
CraftyAnnChallenge - Stitching - Real or Faux

Thank you so much for visiting.
Beryl x

Thursday, 19 April 2012

I'm Back

Good afternoon.  I got back from my holiday last Saturday morning, but what with all the housey stuff that needed doing after leaving my OH home alone for two weeks this is the first day I have had time to have a play.

My card is for my neighbour's Great-Grandson Rylee.  Granddad is a collector of die cast lorries and Rylee has caught the bug.  I didn't have any stamps or images of lorries so I asked my good friend Ann of Crafty Ann's Digi Shop if she could draw me one.  This is the result and it is available from her shop.  I took the image into Craft Artist and played around with text so that I could personalise the lorry, then printed it and coloured with a red Promarker and some grey Spectrum Noir pens.  The backing paper is from Cuddly Buddly which I again took into Craft Artist to change the colour to match the text.  I have gone with the red and white theme because Rylee's birthday present is a red lorry. The red is much darker in real life and not pink as it appears in the pic.

As Ann drew the image at my request I think that it is only right that I should enter my card into her Challenge this week - It's A Man Thing

Many thanks for you visit
Beryl x

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Less is More

That's it, I have just packed all of my craft stuff away and can now see my dining table lol.  I am not going away until Wednesday, but have got a lot to do in the house before I can go away, so I had to pack up today. 

I have two cards to share today and they are both for this week's Less is More Challenge - Take Three Challenges.

Week2 - A Flower or a Tree;  Week 6 - Off The Edge;  Week 54 - Stripes. Stamped with Big n Juicy Hydrangea, the border is from a Dimension Fourth Art Deco stamp set, my favourite Agapanthus from Stampendous and as usual I have no idea about the sentiment stamp.

Wee12- Off Centre;  Week 34 - Sketch; Week 35  - Colour of your Eyes. The image is a free cover stamp from Craft Stamper, the sentiment is Papermania, all stamped with Momento Rich Cocoa, the brown matting is from my scrap box

The first card was a second card I made for the Stripes challenge but never got around to posting it.
As for the other 5 challenges that I have used, these were challenges I missed whilst on holiday.

I hope you like my cards and many thanks for visiting and for any comments you might wish to make.
Beryl x 

Thursday, 22 March 2012

I'm still here

Good evening everyone.  I am still here but have been busy doing other things and not had much time to blog new cards.  I have to get all of my April cards sorted because I am away next week until the middle of the month.  This is one that is needed for the 2nd of April, and it fits  Rainbow Lady's Challenge - House and Home.  The image is from Joanna Sheen's Nostalgia cd, the backing paper is Nitwits, the embossed strip is from my offcuts box and the sentiment is computer generated

Thanks so much for stopping by
Beryl x

Tuesday, 20 March 2012


Good Morning, my card to share today is the one I gave to my Mum for Mother's Day.  The image is decoupaged and from the La Pashe CD, The Big One and is in the Labled With Love Section, the prints are designed to work with some of the Spellbinders Label Sets.  The backing paper is Cuddly Buddly, the flowers, gems and offset card all come from my stash, the corners were cut with a Cuttlebug die, and the sentiment was computer generated.  I am entering my card into this weeks CD Sunday Challenge - Spots and Dots.  The pattern on the backing paper is made up with lots of individual dots, but they don't show up very well.

Thank you so much for your visit today, and many thanks for any comments you may wish to make.  I love to read them
Beryl x