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Sunday, 31 August 2008

Special Occasion

This card is for a Very Special Occasion. My SIL is going to taking on the post of Pastor at St.Thomas Baptist Church in Exeter. His induction ceremony is taking place at the end of this week. I have made this card for the family. I started with a piece of pale pink Tapestry card, the image is from Joanna Sheen's Heavenly Cards. I used the largest image and matted and layered it onto silver mirri and stardream purple punch. The card is trimmed with silver and purple ribbon and three tiny ribbon roses. I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by.
Beryl x

Saturday, 30 August 2008

A new card Saturday

Hi, I made this card for two challenges Cute Card Thursday In the Water and Sketch Saturday
I only know for sure where two of the elements of this card came from. The rest has all come from my stash. The stamp is from one of the Woodware Clear Selections. It was already stamped and coloured with Sakura pens and sitting waiting for a card to go on. The ribbon came from a new tee shirt - you know the ones that you are supposed to put on the hanger :) I've just realised that this card can go into the Tanda Teaser Challenge as well. Pretty in Pink. In real life I wouldn't have said the colourscheme was pink, but it sure looks pink in the scan lol. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.
Beryl x

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Card for two Challenges

My daughter wanted a New Baby Boy card for an old schoolfriend. As luck would have it, the card fits nicely into two challenges this week. The Papertake Weekly challenge required some kind of stitching, real or faux, and ooh-la-la-Creations challenge was babies. The letters and the paper come from a Crafy Download I bought on ebay ages ago. They were designed by a lady called Marie Johnstone. I have a couple of her cd's but I don't think she is designing now, because I no longer get a newsletter and when I tried to access her site I got the 'no page to dispay' message. This is my last pair of silver baby shoes, and I can't remember where I got them from. I've still got a couple pairs of gold ones, but I prefer silver with pastel shades. Anyway I hope you like it. Can I also say a big Thank You, to all the visitors to my site who have left such lovely comments about my work.
Beryl x

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Leaving Card

I was asked by my friend to make a leaving card for someone who is pregnant. I really didn't know what to do so I fell back onto Joanna Sheen's Floral Fantasy CD and picked this picture of a rose. I cut out some roses from the smaller pictures on the sheet and sort of decoupaged them with silicone, to make a mini bouquet. I teamed it with Copper Silk Mirri card, also from Joanna, and a pale peachy coloured stardream. They wanted a large card so I used 2 pieces of A4 and made a hinge which I covered with ribbon. I used my nesties, again, to put on the message and the wee baby shoes which I seem to have had forever. Many thanks for dropping by and I hope you like my card.

Beryl x

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Tanda Teaser

This is my attempt at the Tanda Teaser which is 'Shapes' this week. This is the first time I have entered this challenge. My shape is the circle. My card was made almost entirely from products bought from Joanna Sheen. The card is from the Tapestry range and I cut my circles with my nesties in three sizes and then topped them off with the pink and cream rose spray. The paper came in a special offer paper pack from Crafter's Companion. I hope you like it and thanks for taking the time to visit. Beryl x

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Blog Candy

Just a quick post to let you know that Enfys over at has some amazing blog candy available. Why don't you pop over and take a peek of her work, it is stunning
Beryl x.

Saturday, 23 August 2008

One Card, Two Challenges

This card if for two challenges, Papertake Weekly Challenge which is a sketch, and Rainbow Lady's which is for Transport. All the card came from my stash, and the background on the image was brayered with a Kaleidascope Multi colour ink pad. The text is coloured peel off letters and the circle is one of the extra dies from my Cuttlebug Alphapet. I've had the stamp for years . I think it is one I bought from C&C ages ago - before I learnt to watch and then go surfing for the same products cheaper, less postage and more importantly faster. I hope you like it, and a big Thank You to all who visit my blog and leave comments about my work. It's a great thrill to log on and find there are comments waiting to be viewed. Beryl x

Friday, 22 August 2008

50th Birthday Card

A friend of our's is 50 today, so now I can post the image of her card. I have used the Elusive Images Peacock Lady Stamp which I painted with twinkling H2O's, purchased from Joanna Sheen, where I also purchased the organza ribbon. You will probably notice that her handbag is missing, I had an accident whilst cutting out. Not really a problem though as she won't see the stamp anyway. The paper came with my starter set from The Graphicus Guild I hope you like her, thanks for looking.
Beryl x

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Sketch Saturday

My daughter asked me to make an 18th Birthday card for a young man with Asperger's; and, not knowing the lad personally I thought I would play safe and use this image from Joanna Sheen's American Frontier CD. After picking the image I decided to use the design for Sketch Saturday's Challenge. I scanned it before finishing off with his name and the number 18. because I wanted my daughter's opinion before the final touches, she approved it. I hope you like it.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

This is the second one

This is the card I made for my neighbour's wife to give him on his birthday. I stamped the image with stamps from Stampscapes which I discovered while checking out one of my favourite blog sites Crafters Kitchen Jak is such an inspiration. I brayered glossy card with a Kaleidoscope Inkpad, I think it was bouquet, and used three separate stamps. I cut a piece of A4 card in half and put it together to open like a book. I matted and layered the image onto black and gold card, then used straight line border peel offs. To finish I stamped and embossed his name in gold. Thanks for taking a look at my blog and I hope you like my cards.
Beryl x

A couple of new cards

This is a birthday card for my next door neighbour. It has been finished for a few days, but I couldn't post it until today, which is his birthday, because they have my blog address and check it out occasionally. I started with bronze and cream card and used the Judikins Sea Shell Cube from Stamp Addicts I have been searching their site to put the link to the cube, but cannot find it perhaps it has been discontinued, I have had it for a while. I used a Cuttlebug alphabet and rectangle nesties to put his name on the card.

Monday, 18 August 2008


I totally forgot to say that the image and background of this card came from the Joanna Sheen/
JaneNetley-Mayhew collection,

This is my first post since Friday, had quite a lazy weekend, and then suddenly realised last night that I have a whole lot of orders to get done. This is one of them, I haven't checked out any challenges this week because I had definite ideas for three of the cards on order. Thank you to all the wonderful people who have been visiting my blog and leaving such amazing comments about my butterfly card. I must admit, I don't think this has quite the same appeal as the butterfly, but it's for a man and as you all know they are the worst people to makes cards for.
I think, from listening to the weather forecast today that we have had the best weather in the UK. It is glorious, I have all doors and windows open. Shetland is one of the most beautiful places in the world, when the sun shines - which doesn't happen that often. But, we are having one of the best summers for years. Thanks for visiting
Beryl x

Friday, 15 August 2008

Quiet Day

I've had a quiet lazy day today. Finally got around to putting some new unmounted stamps onto EZ Mount, now I am going to have to buy some more sheets or folders to store them on. I am seriously thinking of taking some of my old stamps off the wood and mounting them onto the EZ Mount, because a few of them are so old they are coming apart anyway. But mostly, it would make them easier to store. Many thanks to all fellow bloggers for finding their way to my site and leaving so many positive comments about my cards.
Beryl x

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Two Challenges

I am using this card to enter two separate challenges today. I think it answers the
Arty Girlz Challenge because they have specified no patterned paper. I am also hoping that it will work for the Cute Card Thursday's challenge of Soft Furnishings, I'm not really sure but they did mention ribbon in their challenge instructions.
I started with a tent folded square textured card and embossed vertical lines. I used a lovely piece of vellum that I got from e-bay ages ago and coloured it with Cosmic Shimmer Powder from Joanna Sheen. I blended three different colours.
I then embossed it with the swiss dots folder before using my oval nesties to make the mount. The Butterfly came from an unmounted sheet from Glenda at Graphicus and painted with Twinkling H2O's. I used very thin wire for the antenna and 3'd the butterly onto the oval mount, which hid the sticky stuff. I tied the piece of pink ribbon to finish it off. I hope you like it. Beryl

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Sketch Saturday

As I needed a birthday card for a customer before the weekend I decided to have a go at this sketch challenge. It took me ages to get it right, I had the idea in my head but none of the bits seemed to work, the air was a lovely shade of blue for a while :).
Anyhoo, I decided to go with this image and matching papers from Joanna Sheen's Jayne Netley-Mayhew cd. I decided that the puffins would be perfect as the card is for a Shetlander and we have lots of puffins here. I decided to use a dark blue card and then covered the front with one of the matching backing papers. Then for the horizontal element I used a strip of the blue card and a strip of silver mirri card embossed with the swiss dots. For the vertical element I used the dark blue card again and matted a strip of the second matching paper onto it. The topper was matted and layered twice onto dark blue and silver mirri. I hope you like it

Monday, 11 August 2008

Many Thanks.....

To all of you who have left kind comments about my cards. I will get around to checking out all of your blogs and creations very soon
Beryl x


Better late than never. This is my first challenge card for a good few days, due to enforced rest by my doctor. The card is for the challenge set by
My Time to Craft which is for Christmas. I have to admit to the fact that this is my very first Christmas card this year, but then again I have always been a last minute type of person and very often find that I work better under pressure.
For this card I scored some vertical lines on a tent fold square card. I got this idea from Jak of Crafters Kitchen and I hope she doesn't mind me using her idea. I put some silk mirri gold card from Joanna Sheen into a snowflake Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. I then stamped the penguins from Penny Black but I have no idea when or where I bought the stamp. I used tombow pens to colour the bonnets, beaks and feet and then mounted them onto some red holographic card from my stash. I finished the card with a Happy Christmas peel-0ff and then tied some of Joanna Sheen's beautiful organza ribbon in gold and red around the top. I hope you like it. Beryl

Saturday, 9 August 2008


After discovering iRene's Card Spot this evening, I realise that I have made the same mistake. I have never said Thank You for the lovely comments that my blog visitors have left for me. So please accept my apologies, and I will try to remedy this in future, There is another point I would like to explain, I have recently started to leave my JS Forum username as well as my real name when leaving comments on your blogs. The reason for this being that there is another Beryl with a blog and we are both members of the JS Forum and recently I was almost sent some craft goodies which were meant for the other Beryl, luckily I realised before the goodies were posted and everything worked out the way it should. So that is why I'm adding bik59 when leaving a comment in order to prevent confusion. It's really strange I have only ever met two other Beryls in my entire life; one was the elder sister of a girl I was at school with and the other was a friend of my Mum. Although we are members of the emerald family and even a North Sea Oil Field we are few and far between - unique lol


Well, it's early Saturday evening and I am so glad I've got a laptop. Had to go visit the Doctor on Thursday because the pain in my back had escalated again, worse in fact that it was a couple of weeks ago. He gave me some more muscle relaxant pills and asked me if I had actually rested last time round. Had to admit that I hadn't done the complete resting bit and got told off. I am now officially not supposed to do anything at all, apart from lay down for an hour and then get up and wander around the house for about 15 minutes and then lie down again. It is soooooo boring and frustrating, hence my being glad I have the laptop. My sentence is for four or five days so roll on Monday. Whilst lying here I have been shopping and have quite a few new goodies which I am desperate to play with. Sorry for moaning, and I hope I haven't detered any visitors who may have come across my blog from returning. I don't always moan - honest

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Swirls and Flourishes

This is the first card that I have made for almost two weeks. The back pain is starting to improve so I thought I would have a go at Rainbow Lady's

challenge this week. I started with two large stamps one was an Hero Arts swirley one, and the other was Anita's fluer-de-lie. I inked them up with my brayer using the Kaliedacolour Desert Heat inkpad. Then just cut out some squares, which I mounted onto copper holographic card. I was really stumped for the background until I remembered that I had recently bought a Glimmer Mist spray from Graphicus. I added the two colours of ribbon from my stash which were closest in colour to the Desert Heat inkpad. I'm not overly happy with it but it was quite a simple card to make in order to get myself moving again.
Beryl x (bik59)