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Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Off on my Hols

I'm not going to be around for a couple of weeks, as I am going on holiday tonight. I'm just going to the mainland to visit two of my daughters and their children. I have not seen on of the grandchildren for over a year, so I am really looking forward the visit.
Beryl x

Saturday, 18 October 2008

My First Messy Rabbit

My card today is for Sketch Saturday's Sketch 21. I have used Baggy Jumper from the Messy Rabbit range of cards from Joanna Sheen. The backing papers are from the Cardmakers Christmas Pack, and the flower is from my stash, I think it's Papermania. This is the first time I have put a card on display that I have watercoloured. I used Daler-Rowney watercolour pencils which were a gift last Christmas. I hope you like my card and many thanks for taking the time to stop by. Beryl x

Friday, 17 October 2008

Rainbow Lady meets Friday Sketchers

Today's card is to represent the great sketch no 24 over at Friday Sketchers, I have used two pieces of ribbon so my card also qualifies for Rainbow Lady's Challenge to use ribbon. The backing papers are both from DCWV Christmas Stacks. The ribbon and the flowers are from Poppicrafts. Rodney Reindeer is a Whipper Snapper Stamp, I have coloured him in with my Promarkers. I hope you like my card and many thanks for stopping by my blog today.
Beryl x

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

One card - Two Challenges

Today's card is for this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge which is a great sketch by Katharina. It also fulfills the Ooh-La-La Challenge which is Flower Power. The cardstock is from Papermania, it is 12 x 12 and beautifully textured and pearlised. I bought it from our new craft shop in Shetland. I made an A5 card from the cardstock and teamed it with Joanna Sheen's beautiful Gold Mirri Silk card. I cut out the flower and text mounts with my oval Nestabilities. I made the flower spray by following the great instructions by Sandra Miles on the Tuition and Advice page on Joanna Sheens website. Unfortunately I don't have any of the green sticky tape recommended, so to cover the stalks of the flowers I used some gold chiffon ribbon and added a bow. The ribbon again came from Joanna Sheen. The flowers and pearl sprays I have had for a long time but for the life of me I can't remember where I got them. Joanna sells the same flower on her web site but it is in pink. I do hope you like my card and many thanks for stopping by. Beryl x

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Butterfly Card

After an awful weekend, where everything I touched ended up in the bin, I managed to make my card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge - Sketch 20. I started by stippling chalk ink onto glossy card and then stamped the butterflies from Glenda's Just Butterflies in black Stazon. I cut out the large butterfly and mounted it onto purple Stardream, which has been embossed with my Cuttlebug and then cut out with my oval Nestabilities. The backing paper came from Making Cards Magazine and the ribbon from my craft box. I do hope you like my card and many thanks for stopping by. Beryl x

Friday, 10 October 2008

Friday Sketchers

I am posting a second card today for a different challenge. This one is a fantastic sketch for Friday Sketchers, I love doing the sketches because of the different layouts that I wouldn't of thought of. The card is a very simple one using an image and co-ordinating backing papers from the Joanna Sheen/Jane Netley-Mayhew cd. As the card is for a lady I picked these gorgeous flamingos. I finished off the card with white ribbon and the recipient's name. I used silver peel off letters coloured black and mounted onto white and black cardstock cut from my nestabilities. I hope you like my card and thank you for dropping by. Beryl x

Joanna Sheen Challenge

The challenge this week on the Joanna Sheen Forum was 'Paradise'. I just love this image, it is from the new Joanna Sheen/Sharon Duncan/Pamela West CD. This is the first card I have made from this CD, there are so many wonderful images on it that it is really hard to choose. The colours and the solitude are what attracted me to this image. I hope you like it and many thanks for dropping by. Beryl

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Anniversary Present

Edna is going to be 1 on the 17th October and to celebrate she is giving away a Joanna Sheen gift voucher. Why don't you take a look at her amazing work. Beryl x

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Wedding Card

I decided to make a pop out card for this one. The image and backing paper come from Joanna Sheen's Dancing with Shadows. I matted and layered one image onto gold mirri and then cut out the centre of another and 3d'd it. I added two sprays of cream and pink roses to add some colour depth to the card, and tied the gold organza ribbon to the side. Both the roses and the ribbon came from Joanna Sheen. I edged the pop out heart with a gold peel off border and then punched two scallop edge hearts which I stuck together with double sided tape. I used Safamat to add the names of the Bride and Groom to both sides of the heart and then hung it with fine gold embroidery thread. I used Safamat again to put in a short verse. The peel offs and little gems on the ribbon come from my stash. I do hope you like my card and many thanks for stopping by and also for the lovely comments that have been left for my other cards. Beryl x
PS I've just realised that I can use this card to fulfill the challenge set by Papertake Weekly - no stamping.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Latest Christmas Card

Hi, I have made another Christmas Card today and this one is for two challenges. The first for Cute Card Thursday which asks for a Christmas Animal and another great sketch from Sketch Saturday For the image I have used a Penny Black penquin stamp, and coloured in with Promarkers. The coloured patch card is from the DCWV Christmas Glitter Stack. The green circles are from a Cuttlebug Embossing folder and then cut out with a circle punch. I do hope you like my card and many thanks for passing by. Beryl x

Friday, 3 October 2008

Two Challenges

This is my second card today and it is for two challenges. Arty Girlz which is for 'red' and a great sketch for Papertake Weekly. The card is a very simple one made with mirri gold card and a warm red paper from Cardmakers Christmas Pad. The stamp is one of the Elusive Images unmounted plates from Graphicus that I bought a couple of years ago. I have used metal leaf for the first time, it is the oxidating red one. Before I stamped the image I stippled the white card with a warm red ink in order to tone down the bright white card. I hope you like this card and if you would like to leave a comment, many thanks. Beryl x

Teen Birthday

Well I've finally managed to finish a card, mojo deserted me for a couple of days. I spent hours looking through stamps and cd's and nothing grabbed my attention. I eventually picked these images from a cd called Asian Mystique. The images are from a page of ATC's which contained six different images. I cut them into squares and made this waterfall card. The backing paper is from the same cd. The other bits and bobs from my stash. The card is for a customer's daughter, I hope you like it and many thanks by dropping by Beryl x