Saturday, 31 January 2009
Friday, 30 January 2009
Well, I've finally managed to make a card. I've started back by using the great sketch this week for Papertake Weekly. For the life of me I cannot remember where the co-ordinating papers came from. I have got a whole load of these 6 x 6 papers in lots of different colours and designs. They must be DCWV or Papermania. The stamp is from Elusive Images (Glenda) and I have embossed it with Halo Gold ep. Sorry the picture is a bit squint, it's the only way I could stop getting a flare off the sparkly ep and ribbon. I hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by today. Beryl x
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Thank you so much ladies I really appreciate these awards , but I am sure you will understand if I don't comply with the instructions about passing them on and stating my addictions (far too many lol) because my sitting time is coming to an end. I do hope I haven't missed thanking anyone, but if I have I am really sorry and do not wish to offend. I will be back later to check out your blogs and look in on my forums. For anyone finding my blog by accident please hit the links and look at their wonderful creations, you will certainly
Monday, 26 January 2009
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Saturday, 17 January 2009
Today's card is for two challenges. Firstly for the fanstastic sketch this week from Friday Sketchers. Secondly for Rainblow Lady's Challenge which is for Fashion. When it comes to fashion the only place for me to look is Joanna Sheen's Fashion Boutique. This is one of my favourites. The scroll on the sketch gave me the chance to use my lovely swirly scroll stamps that I discovered courtesy of Beryl, if you haven't seen her blog do take a look, you will not be disappointed. I used Stardream card - I think this one is Quarzt. I used the co-ordinating backing paper from the cd. I matted the image onto Gunmetal Silk Mirri, which I then mounted onto the same Stardream, where I had stamped the scrolls with Versafine's Smokey Grey. I added a couple of contrasting flowers from my stash, as I didn't have any that would co-ordinate with the colour sceme. I hope you like my interpretation of the sketch and my card in general. Thank you very much for stopping by. Beryl x
Thursday, 15 January 2009
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Monday, 12 January 2009
This is my first ever ATC and I have made it for the Ooh-la-la Creations Challenge which is 'Small is Beautiful'. The image is cut from a larger picture on Joanna Sheen's Victorian Companion cd and mounted onto lapiz stardream. I stamped the card with a soft blue script stamp which I think is an Aspects of Design one from The Stampman sorry it didn't scan very well. I finished it off with some very pale pearl gems which was one of the last things I bought from Lakeland before they stopped doing crafty stuff. Thank you very much for visiting my blog. Beryl x
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Saturday, 10 January 2009
I'm catching up with the challenges at last and here are another two that I have done today. The first one is for the new Sketch and Stash Challenge. For this card I have used some gorgeous blue silk mirri card from Joanna Sheen, some paper from my stash box which I think is Papermania and the image is from Joanna Sheen's Victorian Companion CD which is one that I keep coming back to time and time again. The embellishments are from my stash again, I think the flower was a cover gift from a craft mag ages ago.
My second card is for this week's Friday Sketchers. I needed a card for a man and once again I went back to Joanna Sheen's Victorian Companion CD for the image and the co-ordinating backing paper. I used Judikins sports ball cube from Stamp Addicts and used cricket balls instead of flowers, the backing card came from my off-cuts box and I have no idea where it came from, but it has the most gorgeous golden sheen I think it might be one of the newer stardream colours. Unfortunately I've haven't got any more of it. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the fantastic comments that you have been leaving. They inspire me to try different techniques, and to persevere when I get 'one of those days'. Thanks again, Beryl x
PS I have only just noticed the shine on the photo of this card really sorry about that, the text reads 'owat!!' Beryl x
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
I've finally got around to making my first card of 2009. This is for Sketch Saturday's Sketch 32. The background paper came from my free papers through the Graphicus Guild I also punched the flowers from the same paper and added a little gem to each of them. I matched the card by scanning the paper into PSP and using the eye dropper to pick up one of the colours, then printed off a piece of thin card using that colour. I have teamed the image and the corners with a matching silk mirri card which I got from Joanna Sheen. The stamp is actually a Christmas Bauble, again from Graphicus, but with not using the top bit, it just looks like an ordinary round stamp. I do hope you like my card and hopefully there will be a lot more to follow as I get back into the swing of things. Thank you so much for dropping by. Beryl x
Monday, 5 January 2009
I'm back and I hope you all had a great a Christmas and that Santa was good to you all, especially to your children and grandchildren.
I've finally got OH back to work - he always gets a two week break over the festive period and hogs the computer and generally gets under my feet so crafting is nigh impossible with him around. I shouldn't complain tho because his work schedule is quite hard - 8 or 10 hour shifts for 12 days and then a weekend off. So he really needs his two week break at the end of the year. I did pick up some cross stitching tho and thoroughly enjoyed it. I've not actually made anything cardwise yet but, have done my yearly crafting clear out today and worked out what new stuff I absolutely need and must have lol. I am now ready to get going properly and am looking forward to joining in with some challenges very soon.
Thank you so much for all of your good wishes and especial thanks to Rita, Wendy, Lorraine, Edna and Ann for the award nominations. Your blogs are always inspirational and your work is fantastic, which makes the award soooo special. I haven't managed to get around to visit all of the blogs I follow yet but will do so over the next few days, I'm sure your cards will be absolutely stunning as always.
Love Beryl x