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Saturday, 29 November 2008

Suzanne's First Challenge

I was asked to make a Christmas card for a baby, and it fits in really well with Suzanne's first challenge to use Letters on your card. If you haven't seen Suzanne's blog do take a look as she does some amazing work. You will also find some brilliant tutorials there with very clear instructions and pictures. I cut the card from a Sencillo Template using Mars Stardream card. The top, toe and heel were made from white glitter card. The image is from a decoupage set I bought last Christmas and I think it was from Kameo Cards, I used silicone glue to raise it slightly off the card. The ribbon came from Poppicrafts. The letters are from a Cuttlebug Alphabet that I treated myself too. I am feeling a whole lot better now and many thanks for your good wishes - think it must have been some sort of bug. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and also for all the kind comments that have been left. Beryl x

Thursday, 27 November 2008

A Card for Today

My card today is for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge which is 'Lilac'. The image is a Penny Black stamp which I have painted with Twinkling H2Os. The backing paper is from the DCWV Winter Stack. I matted the paper and image are matted onto Purple Punch Stardream card. The ribbon came from Poppicrafts and the flower is left over from last year and I think it is a Papermania one. I've had the Seasons Greetings stamp for ages. I hope you like my card and thank you very much for visiting my blog. Beryl x

Thank You

I must say a big Thank You to Ann; Ann; Irene; Irene and Suzanne for the awards they have given me over the past couple of days. I am truly honoured because they do the most amazing work and are a true inspiration. Why don't you take a wander over to their blogs and see their work. You will not be disappointed. I am sorry for being a bit tardy with my thank you but have been a bit under the weather this past couple of days. Beryl x

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Christmas Flourish

Today's card is very simple, but I think it's very effective. The card is made with a dark blue card teamed with pale blue paper from the Cardmakers Christmas Pack. The stamp is from Christmas Flourish from Glenda of Graphicus. I just love the swirls on this stamp. I used the Versamark pad to stamp the image and then Judikins Silver Twinkle ep and added a small peel off text. I hope you like it and many thanks for dropping by. Beryl x

Monday, 24 November 2008

Yet Another Award

Apparently Irene gave me this award a couple of months back, but I hadn't realised. So Thank You Irene I will display it with pride. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to pass this on, but as I have passed two awards on over the last couple of days I will bequeath this to my followers as well. Beryl x

Another Award

I have been given another award and have received it three times . I am overwhelmed and thank you so much Ann, Ann and Irene.
This is the award
The award has such a great sentiment behind it and here is what it says:
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger’s aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight blogger’s who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
I am supposed to pass this on to eight more bloggers, but I have a problem with that cos nearly everybody on my blog list already has this award, but I will pass it to two ladies who have not been keeping too well lately. Lorraine has had a tummy bug and Sant has been suffering with a bad back and I hope this will cheer them up. I am also giving it to Denise who is looking for work after been made redundant.The rest I bequeath to my followers.
Beryl x

Sunday, 23 November 2008

I've Got An Award

Thank you so much to Irene - All Occasions Cards and More who has nominated me for this award. This is the first time I've done this so I hope I get it right.
The rules are these:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog. (proudly displayed)
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs and put links to their blogs.
4. Leave a message for your nominees.
My 5 nominees for this award are:
Thank you for helping me when I first set up my blog and for your continued support
Beryl x

Christmas Presents

Another Christmas card to add to my pile, I've more or less finished the cards I need for myself not counting the special ones for children and grandchildren. I do have a few orders to complete, then I can make some more cards to hopefully sell. A friend works at our local health centre and she always manages to sell quite a few cards for me. Another friend has also asked for a few to take into her workplace. For this card I used DCWV paper and the stamp is one of Glenda's from Graphicus. The present brads came from Poppicrafts. I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting. Beryl x

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Another Penquin

Today's card is for Sketch Saturday's Sketch No.26. I have used traditional colours today. The squares are from the DCWV Glitter Christmas and are mounted onto silver mirri type card. The background paper is from DCWV again, but this is the non-glitter one. The image is a Penny Black Stamp, which has been coloured in with Promarkers and matted onto red and silver. The gems come from my craft box - I've had them for years. I hope you like my card and many thanks for visiting and for leaving your comments which are very much appreciated. BTW in case you haven't guessed I do love penquins lol.
Beryl x

Friday, 21 November 2008

A cream and golden Christmas

Today's card is for three challenges. Rainbow Lady asks for Snowmen, Cute Card Thursday asks for Snow + Snowflakes and finally my layout follows Friday Sketchers no.29. The image and co-ordinating backing paper is from Joanna Sheen's Enchanted Christmas CD. The pieces of cream and gold pearlised card have been cuttlebugged with the snowflake folder. The flower and ribbon both come from my craft box. I hope you like my take on these challenges. Thank you very much for visiting my blog and a huge thank you for all the many kind comments that you have left. Beryl x

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

A couple of cards for today

The first of my two cards has co-ordinating papers from my Cardmaker's Christmas Pad and the stamped image is from Glenda's Christmas Flourish Stamp Sheet. I stamped it in blue Stazon and then added some Stickles to make it sparkle. The ribbon came from Poppicrafts.
The second one is a fun card. The image is a Penny Black stamp which I stamped in Black Versafine and then coloured with Promarkers. The paper is from DCWV Christmas Stack and the flower came from Poppicrafts.
These cards were made a few days ago and are part of my pile of Christmas cards which is slowly beginning to grow. I hope you like my cards and thank you for visiting and also for the very kind comments you leave, please come back soon. Beryl x

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

A second card today

My second card today is for Sketch Saturday's Sketch No.25 and also for Papertake Weekly's challenge Let it Snow! For this card I have used Flower Soft for the very first time. I have used black on the penquins and then dotted some glue and added ivory to simulate snow. I am not very happy with the result, I think I need to go back to the drawing board with the penquins. The backing paper came from my Cardmakers Christmas Pad and the white card was dusted with a blue Cosmic Shimmer. One piece of card was then Cuttlebugged using the snowflake folder. Thank you very much for visiting my blog. Beryl x

Favourite Carol

My card today is for the Joanna Sheen Forum Challenge which is to portray our favourite Christmas Carol. Must admit, I cheated a bit this week because I used Joanna Sheen's Enchanted Christmas cd. Hark the Herald Angels sing is my favourite Carol though. I have used both the co-ordinating papers from the cd with the image, and have added some ribbon from my craft box and a couple of holly leaves and berries that I got from a Hobbycraft Store in July. This is the first card I have made for a few days, my mojo has definitely gone walkabout at the moment. I have been playing around with ideas for other challenges but nothing is going right.
I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting my blog. Beryl x

Friday, 14 November 2008

Traditional Christmas

Today's card is for Rainbow Lady's challenge which requires 'Wings' and Cute Card Thursday which is to use Red and Green. The backing paper comes from DCWV Christmas Stack, the stamps are from the 12 Days of Christmas by Penny Black and the ribbon and poinsettia come from Poppiecrafts. The red card comes from my craft box. I hope you like my card and many thanks for stopping by today. Beryl x

Thursday, 13 November 2008


My card today is for the My Time to Craft Challenge which asks for Snowmen. My snowman comes from one of Glenda's unmounted sheets, I think I've had it for about two years. I painted the hats and scarves with watercolour pencils. The paper is from the DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas Stack. The matting is Purple Punch Stardream card and the ribbon and glitter paper used for the punched snowflakes come from my local craft shop here in Shetland. I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting my blog. Please call again sometime. Beryl x

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Papertake Weekly meets Ooh-La-La Creations

My card today is for two challenges, first a great sketch for Papertake Weekly and Oriental Origins for Ooh-La-La Creations. I used Joanna Sheen's Oriental Dreams CD for this challenge. I chose one of the images from the Watercolour Gardens option. I printed the main image on to Inkjet Canvas from Joanna Sheen to give is a more 'painted effect'- as opposed to a photographic effect. The background is made up with some stardream card and a sheet of the matching backing paper for this image. I stuck the image to a piece of co-ordinating paper which I then rolled around a couple of kebab sticks to make an Oriental style wall hanging. The card was finished off with a Flora Doodle Dahlia again from Joanna Sheen. I hope you like my card and many thanks for visiting my blog. Beryl x

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Another card today

My second card today is for Cute Card Thursday's challenge of Angels and Fairies. This card was made for a customer. The image and matching backing papers come from Joanna Sheen's
Dancing with Shadows cd. The image and text are mounted onto purple mirri silk card, also from Joanna Sheen. The ribbon came from my craft box. I hope you like my card and many thanks for stopping by. Beryl x

Sketch No. 24

Today's card is for Sketch Saturday's Sketch No.24. The colour scheme was dictated by my choice of backing paper from DCWV Rose Tinted Stack. The stamp is a Judikins one from Stamp Addicts. I stamped with Versamark and embossed using Lavender Twinkle ep also Judikins from Stamp Addicts. The image is matted onto purple punch stardream card, which is also used for the vertical strip element of the sketch and embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. The ribbon came from my craft box along with the Happy Christmas stamp. I hope you like my card and thank you very much for looking in. Beryl x

Friday, 7 November 2008

Rose Tinted Christmas

Hi, I'm making up for lost time with a second post tonight. This card is for the Friday Sketchers, Sketch No.27. I chose the papers from DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas. The flower is one left from last Christmas and I think it is a Papermania one. The stamp is from Glenda at Graphicus, I chose to keep the whole card in shades of pink and purple, for a more contemporary feel. I hope you like my card and thank you very much for dropping by. Beryl x


Well, I've finally managed to make a card. This one is for Rainbow Lady's challenge this week, which is to make a card using just one colour from the rainbow. I've chosen green. The paper is one that has been in my craft box for ages, I think it is from DCWV. The Christmas Tree stamp is from Stamp Addicts and it is a Judikins one stamped with green Stazon. I used a stipple brush with a green inkpad to form the background and then used Stickles Green and Diamond Glitter Glue to add a bit of sparkle - which doesn't really show up in the picture. The text is a stamp from One Four Zero, and the ribbon came from Joanna Sheen. I hope you like my card and many thanks for stopping by. Beryl x

Monday, 3 November 2008

Home Again

Well, that's my travelling over for this year, I had a great time with the grandchildren and miss them already. The suitcase is emptied and the washing done, just the ironing now - sorry for the bad lanquage. I hope to be able to post some new cards soon, but as we are having a new carpet laid in my craft room (living room lol), and my craft stuff shunted around a bit in readiness, it may not be until next week. Thanks to everyone who wished me a good holiday.
Beryl x