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Sunday, 21 June 2009

I'm still here

Hi Folks, sorry I have been absent for so long. Although I have been making some cards, it has been hard work and not fun - not sure why - and I never got around to taking any pics. Hopefully, I will be able to keep the momentum going from now on. The card I am sharing today had me completely stumped. It's for a new customer who wanted a card for his Daughter's Passing Out from Police College.
This is what I came up with. I surfed the net for a pic of a policewoman's hat, which I copied and then printed onto photo paper, I dread to think how many times I printed this ****** hat cos I couldn't get the decoupage right - good job it's Tesco's best cheap photo paper lol. I made up the checkerboard paper in PSP and designed the badge in Printmaster. I printed the badge onto White Stardream and was ready with the silver embossing powder as it came out of the printer. It doesn't show very well on the pic, but it worked really well. I used Lapis Stardream and Silk Mirri Silver for the backing card and added three mulberry flowers for a bit of colour. I do hope he likes it, more especially I hope his Daughter will like it.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for any comments you may wish to make.
Beryl x


  1. Beryl that's just fabulous. A really difficult occasion to make for but you've done a fantastic job. I'm glads you managed to photo' this one so we could se it.
    Beryl xx

  2.'re back, oh it's so good to see you (so to speak)
    I know how you feel about not enjoying crafting, been there many the end I went in a different direction,Tags Atc's etc, my style is different too from the cards I was making over a year ago. Maybe you need a change my friend.
    Love this card, it's brilliant.

    Love & hugs Sandie xx

  3. Hiya, hope all is well with you. I love the card, sure the Girl will too when she gets it.

  4. Hi Beryl. What a fitting card for the occasion. It must have been hard to come up with a suitable design but I bet you're pleased with it and I'm sure the recipient will be also!
    Nice to see you back.
    lol Lynne. X

  5. Hello stranger. Lovely to see you back and posting. It's amazing how we lose the will to make cards sometimes. This card has certainly tested you especially with it being for a new customer and you don't know their likes/dislikes yet. I'm sure he'll be "over the moon" with this card and so will his daughter. Best wishes, Kym xxx

  6. Great card Beryl, very creative. I know what you mean about not enjoying the crafting. Im on a not enjoying at them mo, due to lack of time. Ive even bought a few cards!!! Well done. Julie x

  7. Great to have you back Beryl. Unfortunately I feel the same as you about crafting at the moment, it's a bit of a chore. I'm sure this card will be much appreciated. Chin up, your mojo's just having a wee rest xx

  8. Fabulous card Beryl - I'm sure this chap;s daughter will love it. Good to see you back too
    Ann x

  9. Hello Beryl

    It's great to have you back in blogging land again, I've missed you.

    Your card is great and what a fantastic idea, your mojo- has definately returned.


  10. That's a fantastic card Beryl and well worth the work that went in to it! I hope the customer is pleased although I can't see how they wouldn't be.
    Ali xx

  11. Great to have you back Beryl. I know exactly what you mean when the old mojo disappears. :)
    You have made a great job of a difficult request. The customer should be delighted. :)

  12. Very clever card Beryl, you have done well and had to work to make something that worked. Bet he and his daughter will be over the moon with it.

  13. Great card Beryl, I'm sure your customer will love it.

    Pat xx

  14. Oh Beryl glad to see you posting again I keep checking that you are still on my list of followers because I haven't seen your creations. This one is great what a fab theme well done.

    Lorraine x

  15. OOOO my daughter would adore this card what a fab idea just wonderful.

  16. wow lovely card beryl well done i bet it was testing what to do

    how have you been?
    carol x

  17. Hiya. What a fantastic job you have made of this card, its brilliant and so different. I love it, its very individual and thats what I love about crafting.
    I have just come across you whilst blog-hopping and I am also going to add my name to your followers list. I will be back to see you very soon. Have a lovely crafty evening, Sandra xx

  18. So lovely to see you back Beryl, I was beginning to worry over you. This card is great and I anm sure it will be appreciated. Cathy xxxx

  19. Oooo, lovely to see you back, Beryl :-)
    This is excellent, you've done a great job.
    Thank you for your recent lovely comments.


  20. This is really fab, i love ther idea of the hat on the front, well cool, i think it will go down really well, hugs Pops x


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