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Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Sorry for not being around

I was going to say that I didn't know where all the time has gone recently as it is ages since my last post. To be honest I do know where the time has gone - Christmas Card Making. Thought I was doing well last week, my cards were almost complete. Then, OH popped in from work last Thursday with an order from one of his colleagues. This order was for 20 cards, he wanted these cards asap because they were for his mother who lives on the mainland. I did it he collected them yesterday - not sure how especially as we went to the Company Do on Saturday night, it was OH's birthday on Sunday and we went out for lunch with friends. Mind you he never got a card and he didn't get a birthday present until today. I finally finished all my grandchildren's cards tonight and will be able to post Christmas tomorrow, Wednesday.

I now only have six commission cards left to make and as they are all local there is no pressure to catch the post, so I hope to be back on parade blogging quite soon. If I don't make it can I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy and Joyful Christmas, Health and Happiness for the Coming Year. And finally, a Big Thank You to all of you who have befriended me and left the most amazing comments on my blog. Beryl x

Monday, 8 December 2008

Friday Sketchers

My card today is for Friday Sketchers. The Papers are from Cardmakers Christmas Pad. The image is a Judikins stamp from Stamp Addicts. It can't be seen in the photo but I have used Kaleidoscope ep and it has turned the blue ink into some amazing colurs, especially when the light hits it. I hope you like it.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Beryl x

Sunday, 7 December 2008

3 in 1

I've managed to fill three challenges with today's card. Arty Girlz and Tanda Teaser this week are both for 'Frames' and Cute Card Thursday requires 'Hearts' on the card. I needed an Anniversary card and used this image and backing paper from Joanna Sheen's Dancing With Shadows. I used Stardream Opal for the card and the frame which I cut with the largest scalloped Nestie, I used gold mirror card for the matting; the sheer organza ribbon came from Joanna Sheen. The hearts were red and I think they came as a cover gift on a cardmaking magazine. I used my Versamark pad on them and sprinkled on Halo ep from Sparkle and Sprinkle to make them gold and glittery. I hope you like my card and thank you very much for dropping in and for any comments you may wish to make - which are always greatly appreciated. Beryl x

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Thank you

I would just like to say a big Thank You to Cathy who has awarded me the Proximidade Award. If you haven't been the Cathy's blog yet please do so. She hasn't been blogging long but she does have some amazing cards on her blog. I have already received this one before so will not be passing it on. So Thanks once again Cathy. Beryl x

Been Busy

Hi, I've not been around for a couple of days because I have had some Christmas order to get finished. Yesterday I gave 20 cards to my friend who works at our local Health Centre. In less than two hours she rang and asked for some more because she had sold 15 and she was taking some specific orders to boot. So it looks like I will be making Christmas cards for a bit longer.

On to today's cards, I have been playing with flowersoft again and am quite pleased with the way it has worked out this time. I kept them simple, just matting and layering the images onto Tapestry card and finishing off with two ribbons. I hope you like them and many thanks for visiting and for any comments you may wish to make.
Beryl x

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Ready Steady Craft Recipe

My card today is for the Papertake Weekly Challenge which is a Ready Steady Craft Recipe - one ribbon, two rectangles and three small round embellishments. I have used Joanna Sheen's Messy Rabbit for the image, and coloured him in with watercolour pencils. The papers are from the Cardmaker's Christmas Pack. The ribbon and the flowers are from Poppicrafts and the little gems are from my craft box. I'm not sure if I like this as I think it is a bit too green. Thank you very much for visiting my blog and I appreciate all the comments left. Beryl x

Monday, 1 December 2008

A New Award

Hi, I haven't managed to make a card today as I had to go into town to do some shopping. Irene of All Occasions Cards, Papers and More has given me this wonderful award. Thank you so much Irene. If you haven't visited her blog please pay her a visit as she makes some most amazing cards. I have to pass this award onto 10 bloggers, I'll have a go bt a lot of the regular sites I visit already have this award. My nominees in no particular order are:

1. Wendy; 2. Irene; 3. Sandie; 4. Suzanne; 5. Carol;

6. Beryl; 7. Edna; 8. Anne; 9. Cynthia; 10. Jak

All of these ladies make some of the most awesome cards I have ever seen, please visit their blogs.