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Monday, 29 September 2008

Ooh-la-la Challenge - Wings

The challenge at Ooh-la-la Creations this week is 'Wings'. I folded the front of the card back and cut the scalloped edge, then embossed some lines on it. The backing paper and the butterfly came from Crafter's Companion Oriental cd. I printed the butterfly onto card and ink jet acetate and attached them together with the wings free. I finished by using two gold peeloff butterflies which I stuck onto card then cut out , and to finish I added a few gems. I hope you like my card and thank you very much for stopping by. Beryl x

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Blue Christmas

My card today is for two challenges, Rainbow Lady's Challenge and Sketch Saturday. Rainbow Lady wanted a Monotone Christmas Card using a rainbow colour, with black allowed for stamping. I decided to go with blue. The base card, matting and punched stars is Lapiz Stardream. The paper is from Avec Colours Ltd, I coloured the white card with a pale blue Cosmic Shimmer powder. The image stamp is the first Christmas stamp I ever bought by Artprints, and it's still a favourite. The blue ribbon came from my stash. I hope you like my card and thank you for dropping by. Beryl x

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Joanna Sheen Forum Challenge

This is my entry in the Joanna Sheen Forum challenge for this week, which is 'ribbon'. This in an anniversary card I was asked to make. The image and paper comes from Joanna Sheen's Fashion Boutique cd I have matted and layered the image onto black and gold mirri. The corners are in gold mirri and are cut from my Cuttlebug. The card is coral Stardream and the ribbons I bought when on the mainland from Hobbycraft. If you are passing by and would like to leave a comment thank you very much. Beryl x

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Oo-la-la Creations

This weeks challenge for Oo-la-la-Creations is for Black and White + One. I had the biggest problem with the 'One'. I tried all sorts of colours and in the end settled for the pale gold organza
ribbon from Joanna Sheen. I've had the stamp for ages and can't remember where I got it, but it is made by All Night Media, the backing paper comes from Joanna Sheen again it's an option of extra backing papers on the Dancing With Shadows CD. The black card used came from my stash and I used nesties for the matting and layering. The text was done on my pc. I hope you like it.
Beryl x

Monday, 22 September 2008

Friday Sketchers

Thanks to Friday Sketchers, I now have another Christmas Card made. I used one of
Glenda'sChristmas Stamps from a few years back, which I have managed to use every Christmas since buying it. I coloured it with Promarkers and some Stickles but the glitter doesn't show up on the scan. The papers are from a co-ordinated range from Avec C0lours Unlimited and for the life of me I can't remember where I bought them, it was definitely on line :) The blue card, the silver mirri, the brads and trimming all came from my stash. I hope you like it and thank you for visiting my blog
Beryl x

Saturday, 20 September 2008

A Red Christmas

Hi, I've made another Christmas Card today, this time it's for Sketch Saturday. I used another piece of paper from the Cardmakers Christmas Pack, this time red and gold. Mirri Gold and Mars Stardream for the trimming and matting and layering. The stamp is from Glenda's new Christmas sets. Once again I hope you like it and thanks for dropping by and any comments you may wish to make
Beryl x

Friday, 19 September 2008

A Green Christmas

I decided to make a Christmas Card this week for Rainbow Lady's Challenge with is a sketch designed by Beryl (the other one :). I used contrasting green papers from Cardmakers Christmas Craft Pad which I bought from my local craft shop. I used the Stamp Addicts Judikins Christmas Cube again, which I stamped with green Stazon. The die cut Christmas Trees, ribbon and corrigated gold card came from my stash. I hope you like it and thank you for dropping by
Beryl x

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Birthday Card

Hi, My friend asked me today to make a birthday card for her postman who has just celebrated his 60th Birthday. I looked around on the web to find Post Box or Postman pictures and came up with zero. I then had a brainwave and got out Joanna Sheen's American Frontier cd and found this image. Not sure if it shows up but the box in the picture says US Mail. I printed out the picture and matching backing paper and made the Pony Express Ribbon on my pc. The dark cs came from a mixed pack of Stardream card which I bought from an e-bay shop ages ago. It doesn't show up very well in the scan, but it is chocolate brown with a very subtle gold shimmer on it. Gold peel offs and gold mirri card to finish off. I hope you like it and thank you for stopping by.
Beryl x

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Bev's Blog Candy

Bev's giving away some fantastic blog candy over on her blog why don't you trot over and have a look
Beryl x

Birthday Challenge

The Arty Girlz challenge this week is for a Birthday Card. I made this today for a customer, it's a 21st birthday card, trouble is the customer had no real idea about any hobbies or pastimes Michael might have, so I played safe. The image is from Joanna Sheen's Jane Netley-Mayhew cd. Because of the 3d layering the scan is a bit blurred on the left hand side. I hope you like it and thank you for dropping by.
Beryl x

Papertake Weekly

For the Papertake Weekly sketch challenge this week I've made a simple Christmas Card. I cut out the circles with my nestabilities and then stamped the holly from a Judikins Christmas cube stamp from Stamp Addicts. The backing holly paper is from Cardmakers Christmas Creative Pack, which I got from our new craft shop here in Shetland. The ribbon and peel offs came from my stash. Sorry the scan isn't very good, the card doesn't look as dark in real life. I hope you like my card, and thank you for visiting my blog
Beryl x

Monday, 15 September 2008

Hi, I'm back

This card is for two challenges today. Sketch Saturday and the Tanda Teaser which is for an Indian summer card. The stamp is a Judikins Cube from Stamp Addicts stamped onto glossy card coloured with a Kaleidacolour ink pad. The rest of the paper and card have come from my stash. I hope you like it and thank you for stopping by. Thanks also for the good wishes when I was unable to post.
Beryl x

Wednesday, 10 September 2008


Sorry I've not been around much and joining in any challenges, but my back has been playing up and we are in the middle of having our living room (my craft room) decorated. I hope to be back and playing by the middle of next week. Thanks for dropping by
Beryl x

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Two challenges in one.

Chrissie had me really stumped this week with the challenge she set for Rainbow Lady I couldn't come up with an idea at all. Then I logged onto My Time To Craft and discovered their challenge is Animal Antics. So I decided to put both challenges together and came up with Fido's Room. The stamps came from Crafter's Companion Boys & Girls set I used brush pens for the bones and coloured Fido in with Promarkers. Colouring isn't my forte, but these pens have certainly helped me. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you like Fido
Beryl x

Monday, 1 September 2008

New Card - Monday

I am hoping that todays card qualifies for two challenges. Firstly a sketch for Papertake Weekly.
Secondly for Ooh-la-la-Creations which is Words of Wisdom. The stamp used for the image is an Elusive Images one from Graphicus and contains the words 'A whisper of Winter' not particularly deep an meaniful lol. The colour scheme was dictated by my choice of paper, which was one from the Graphicus Guild free set. I dusted a piece of white card with a cosmic shimmer similar in colour to the paper and then stamped the image using a co-ordinated brush pen. The image is matted and layered onto silver mirri and an offcut of the main card. The extra strips required by the sketch are mirri silver embossed with swiss dots. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
Beryl x