Thursday, 27 May 2010
See you in a couple of weeks and many thanks for your continued support
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
My card today is for two Challenges - Sketch and Stash No35 and Ooh La La Creations 'Bright and Cheerful'.
The image is from Clarity, stamped in Versamark and dusted with copper mica powder, the papers are Cuddly Buddly, sentiment computer generated, leaves Marianne Creatable, flower, ribbon and gems from my stash.
For Sketch and Stash, the new elements are the Clarity stamp and mica powder. The neglected is the orange ribbon, which I think came as a magazine cover gift ages ago.
I hope you like my card and many thanks for stopping by and leaving me such great comments.
Monday, 17 May 2010
Good Morning Fellow Bloggers. My card today is for The CD Sunday Challenge, which this week is Days Gone By. I have made an easel card using an image and matching papers from Joanna Sheen's Victorian Companion CD. I have matted everything onto some burgandy cardstock, which I found in one of my stash boxes. I have managed, for the very first time, to use Aged Mahogany Distress Ink around the edges of the paper. I usually make an awful mess of this technique, so I am quite pleased with myself. I have a real problem with cut and dry foam, so I tried Judikins Colour Dusters and they worked. The lace and pearls are from Wild Orchids Crafts and the rose spray is from Joanna Sheen. The card is for my neighbour's birthday and I still have to personalise it, this will be on the empty side of the base.
I hope you like my card and many thanks for visiting. Beryl x
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Good Morning, it's a beautiful morning here in the Northern Isles, sunshine and only a slight breeze, if it stays like this I may be able to sit outside later and catch some rays.
My card today is for Bah Humbug - Punched Borders, sorry I missed last week ladies. I cheated with the image and used the ready coloured one of Emma the Hugger with Ed the Snowman from Fred She Said, the bp is also FSS. The border is Cordinations, punched with a Martha Stewart punch, silver beads from my stash, punched snowflakes and finished off with a silver peel off sentiment coloured blue.
I am also entering this card into DU2DS challenge - Anything Goes
Thank you for visiting and for the lovely comments you have been leaving.
Saturday, 15 May 2010
Seeing as how I've missed a couple of days this week I am posting a second card. It is for CrafyAnn's Challenge this fortnight, which is 'Anything Goes'. So as I missed the Bah Humbug challenge last week I thought I would make an extra Christmas Card. I've done this week's Bah Humbug card, but will post it tomorrow. The image is from Mo Manning, I bought it for last Christmas and never got around to using it as I was so behind. That's not going to happen this year lol. I coloured the image with my Copics, the bp came free from Cardmaking and Papercraft last year. Everything else, red cardstock, gold mirror board, flowers came from my stash. The sentiment was stamped onto foil card and embossed with red ep.
I am also entering my card in Sketch49 over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Thank you for visiting. Beryl x
Good Morning All, my card today is for Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week which is 'Ocean Colours of Blue and Green plus an Initial'. I have stamped the Clarity image with Adirondack Stream Inkpad, onto a piece of glossy card coloured with alcohol inks, then embossed with Crystal ep. I used blue and green Stickles on the bubbles. I have mounted the image onto a piece of blue Stardream card, which has been Cuttlebugged. The bp is from a graphics programme and then overstamped with shells, fish and seaweed, again using the Stream inkpad. These stamps were lying unused and unloved in one of my stamp boxes and I forgot I had them, and I can't remember the make as I threw the packaging away! The sentiment is stamped and embossed using a large Papermania alphabet letter and a Dimension Fourth set of words.
Thank you for stopping by and for the lovely comments you have been leaving me. Beryl x
Thursday, 13 May 2010
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Thursday, 6 May 2010
I hope you like my card and many thanks for visiting today.
Monday, 3 May 2010
Seeing as though I have missed a few days I thought I would do a second post today. This card is for CD Sunday, which this weeks is to make a New Baby card. I have used the Joanna Sheen Baby Love CD for the image and bp. The gold mirror board and matching cs are from my stash. I used some gold baby shoes, that I got from ebay ages ago to embellish the card, the sentiment is computer generated and the circles are nesties.
I am also entering my card into Sketch and Stash Challenge 34, but have just realised that there is nothing actually new on my card. The ribbon I have had for absolutely ages but this is the first time I have used any of this particular one, up until now it has always been just that wrong shade of pink. So can this perhaps be both my neglected and new stash at the same time... please?
Thank you for visiting. Beryl x
Today's card is for the Bah Humbug! Challenge, which this week is 'Snowflakes'. Seeing as how I used my lovely snowflake stamp last week I decided on a change and used a new stamp, Nikki and Friends by Ladybird Crafts, coloured with Copics. I have teamed the card with Artylicious bp from the Season' Greetings CD. The ribbon was white and then coloured with a Copic to match and came from my stash, the Snowflakes are Cuttlebugged. I added a little bit of glitter and finished with a simple peel off greeting.
Thank you for visiting today, please feel free to leave a comment. Beryl x
Thursday, 29 April 2010
I hope you like my card and thanks once again for visiting.
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Thank you for visiting my blog and for all the lovely comments you leave me.
The image is Rock Chix from Sandra's Dry Digi-Stamps coloured with Derwent Colour Soft pencils, the ribbon was white and I coloured it using a brown ProMarker, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, bp is Cuddly Buddly and the sentiment is from Crafty Individuals. I finished off with three brown brads.
I hope you like my card and many thanks for visiting today and for the lovely comments you leave.
Monday, 26 April 2010
My card is a last minute entry into the Sketch challenge at Papertake Weekly.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Sunday, 25 April 2010
and I have followed Sketch100 from Sketch Saturday. The image is an unmounted stamp that I think is Elusive Images stamped with Brilliance Ink -Pearlescent Purple, the bp is from DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas, the matting cs is Stardream, purple punch, the gems are from my stash and the sentiment is from a Woodware clear stamps set of useful phrases.
Thank you for visiting me today and I hope you like my card.
Saturday, 24 April 2010
For my second offering of the day my card is for Rainbow Lady's Challenge, which this week is April Showers. I have used Willow with Umbrella from Whiff of Joy coloured with Copics and some stickles on the rain drops. The bp is all Funky Fairys backed onto silver mirror board from my stash. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the dark green cs is Coredinations and the sentiment is computer generated. I am also entering my card into the Cute Card Thursday Challenge, which this week is a sketch.
Thank you for visiting once again and for the lovely comments you leave.
Good Morning, my card today is for the new challenge at CD Sunday, the theme this week being Wings and Things. I have dusted off my copy of the Crafter's Companion Oriental CD. I have printed the butterfly twice, once on photo paper, then onto inkjet acetate and layered them together to give a three dimentional effect, unfortunately this doesn't show up very well on the pic, the bp is from the CD as well. I have followed Sketch33 over at Skech and Stash the new stash being the Cuttlebug daisy embossing folder, practically everything else on the card is neglected. I haven't used this CD in ages, the ribbon roses have been hidden from the light of day for even longer. I coloured two different widths of white ribbon with co-ordinated Copics, the cs is a very pale blue Stardream and silver mirror board and the sentiment is another unknown unmounted stamp.
Thank you for visiting today, and for leaving such great comments I appreciate each and every one.
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Good Morning, my card today is for two challenges - Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog which is Let the Sun Shine In. I need some sunshine today as it's overcast and very windy here in the Northern Isles, at least it is dry and the clouds are trying to break up, so maybe will get the sun later on.
Image - a mixed bag of unmounted stamps from ebay
Papers - Cuddly Buddly
Circles - Nestabilities
Ovals - Nellie Snellen
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Scroll - Cuttlebug Die
Thank you for visiting again today. Beryl x
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Thank you once again for stopping by and for any comments you may wish to make - good or bad.
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may wish to leave, they mean so much to me. Beryl x
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Well, this is my last card at GD for Ooh La La Creations. This is for Challenge 52 - Vintage Man. The image and bp are from OLL cd Passion for Fashion. I would like to thank Wendi from Ooh La La for inviting me to be GD for March and April. I have enjoyed visiting your blogs to see your wonderful entries into the challenges. Sorry I am late posting this but have been a bit under the weather again.
Thank you for visiting me and for any comments you may wish to make. Beryl x
Saturday, 17 April 2010
The image is from DigiStampBoutique - Jim Snoozing, this is Robert's favourite pastime (when not golfing) with his favourite drink close at hand. I coloured with Copics, the bp is Cuddly Buddly, the green cardstock is Coredinations and the little metal heart embellie came from my stash.
My card is for two challenges: DareU2DigiStamp - Metal. Cute Card Thursday - Touchy Feely, to use texture. I have embossed the offset card with the Devine Swirls Folder
I hope you like my card, thank you for visiting today. Beryl x
Friday, 16 April 2010
I am entering my card into the callenge at My Time to Craft which is Pretty Pearls.
Many thanks for stopping by today and if you would like to leave a comment please do. Beryl x
ps. Forgot to say the layout is a sketch from The Pink Elephant ages ago
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Sorry it's not a very good picture, but as it's 10.45 pm this is the best I could get. Thank you for visiting and for any comments you may wish to make, I appreciate every single one. Beryl x
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
I hope you like my card. Many thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may wish to make.
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Monday, 5 April 2010
Hi folks, sorry I have been awol for quite a while, I haven't been feeling too well for about three weeks, but this morning I suddenly started to feel much better and back to normal. Here is my card for this week's Bah Humbug Challenge, which is embossing. I have used the Lace Christmas Tree folder and added some gold beads and the Swiss Dots folder. I have used my new inverted circle punch by Woodware on each of the corners, where I have added some more gold beads, something I learned from Irene. The base card and embossed card is Quartz Stardream which is a very pale ivory in real life and I have matted onto Mars Stardream, which is dark red. The text is computer generated and printed onto the Stardream and I quickly added gold ep to heat emboss and then matted onto gold mirror card. Sorry the card's a bit dark couldn't get a very clear picture and the scan took all of the colour out of it completely.
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments that you may wish to make. I appreciate every one of them.
Hi folks, sorry to have been absent for such a long time. My card today is my GD card for the new challenge at Ooh La La Creations, which is April Showers. The image is Whiff of Joy - Willow with Umbrella, coloured with my Copics and some Stickles on the raindrops. The bp is Ooh La La Shoes in Bloom, the ribbon was part of a Secret Santa gift from a forum friend, the text is computer generated. I couldn't get a very clear picture so I scanned the card and, unfortunately, the backing paper has lost some of it's colour and the silver mirror card looks black.
I hope you like my card and many thanks for visiting.
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
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Monday, 22 March 2010
The challenge this week at Ooh La La is A Bow, A Button and Some Bling. I was fine with the the bow and my bling isn't very blingy (?) just some gold coloured pearls, but the button threw me. I tried to stick it onto the bow, but it was too heavy for the organza ribbon so I ended up just putting it onto the stamped sentiment. I don't have many buttons and very rarely use them. I've have just been and checked out the DT's cards and they have been much more artistic with their buttons. Do check out their cards they are gorgeous.
I the image and bp come from the Femme Fatal cd. I used opal Stardream for the base card and didn't want to use anything white on the card, so I printed the bp onto cream paper. The bling, the bow and button all came from my stash.
I hope you like my card and many thanks for visiting me today
Friday, 12 March 2010
Thursday, 11 March 2010
I hope you like my card and thank you very much for dropping by today
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
I hope you like my card and thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely comments you leave.
Monday, 8 March 2010
Thanks for your good wishes on my GD spot.
I was recently honoured to be invited to be Guest Designer for March and April for Ooh-la-la Creations. To say that I am thrilled is an understatement. This is my card for this fortnight's challenge which is Freestyle - Anything Goes. The image is from the Ooh-la-la Creations Teentastique CD. I have matted the image onto dark green Cordinations and gold mirror card, the papers are from Cuddly Buddly and also matted onto gold mirror. The central strip is a co-ordinating green from Coredinations and punched both sides with my Martha Stewart Lace Doily punch. The flowers are from my stash and were white until I coloured them with a green Copic pen and the pearl brads are from Papermania. The leaves were punched from some scraps in my box using a Woodware punch.
Do go along to the challenge blog and take a look at the great cards made by the DT, I am really looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your interpretations of the challenge. I hope you like my card.
Thursday, 4 March 2010
I will be back on Monday with some great news. See you all then.
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Monday, 1 March 2010
Good Grief, the 1st of March, where is this year going? For Today's card I have followed Sketch92 from Sketch Saturday. The image is Teen Texting from Mo Manning, coloured with Copics. The bp is Cuddly Buddly and I couldn't find anything in my box for the extra elements of the sketch, so I took some offcuts of white and coloured them with the same colours that I used for the image. The sentiment is computer generated.
I am also entering my card into The Pink Elephant challenge which is Green this week
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may wish to make. I hope you like my card. Beryl x
Saturday, 27 February 2010
For my card today I have followed Sketch91 over at Friday Sketchers. For the image I took Madison So Chic from Charmed Cards and the Oval Frame from CraftyAnn into Paint Shop Pro and married them together. I coloured the border in PSP but all the other colouring I did with my Copics. The bp is CuddlyBuddly, can you tell that I like these papers a lot lol, the cs came from my stash and the pearl brads are Papermania. I haven't put a sentiment on yet as this is a card for my box, but the Sketch didn't specify a sentiment this week. I also turned the sketch on it's side
I am also entering my card into My Time To Craft - In The Frame and
Dare You to DigiStamp - Pearls
Thank you for visiting and I hope you like my card. Beryl x
Friday, 26 February 2010
I thought I was going to have real problems this week with Rainbow Lady's Challenge which is 'Stamping on Unusual Materials', set by Guest Designer Martha. Then this morning whilst getting dressed I remembered I had some sheets of cork in my stash. I bought this ages ago to enter a challenge on the Joanna Sheen forum, which was to use cork. After buying the cork, so that I could enter, I never got around to it and the cork has been lying unloved and unwanted at the back of a cupboard ever since. So my unusual material is cork. I stamped various stamps from the Elusive Images Wild Meadow unmounted plate with green Stazon onto the cork and went round the edges with Tea Dye Distress ink. The backing paper is Cuddly Buddly, the mirror card and ribbon is from my stash and I finished off with a simple peel off sentiment on cork and mirror board.
I had to scan the card because I couldn't get a clear pic of my stamping. It's sill not too clear but you can get the idea. Thank you for visiting today and for all the wonderful comments you leave Beryl x
Thursday, 25 February 2010
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Wednesday, 24 February 2010
My card fills the challenges at Papertake Weekly which is a great sketch and for Digital Tuesday which is a Card for Mum.
Thank you so much for your contiued support.
I have followed the sketch over at Charisma Cardz and I am also entering my card for the Cute Daisy May Challenge which is Flowers. The image is Cute Daisy May coloured with Copics, the bps are from Funky Fairys, the larger flowers are digi stamps from forum and blogging pal CraftyAnn and painted with H2Os. The messages are computer generated. Everything else comes from my stash.
Thank you very much for stopping by and for the lovely comments you leave, they make my day
Monday, 22 February 2010
The image is from Charmed Cards - Holly - Pamper Time, coloured with Promarkers, all of the backing papers are Cuddly Buddly. Everthing else comes from my stash, I coloured the big flower with an ink pad to give it a varigated look.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Thank you so much for stopping by and for the wonderful comments you leave.
Sunday, 21 February 2010
My card today is for Rainbow Lady's Challenge, which is a recipe this week. 1 Fairy, 1 Circle, 1 Ribbon, 1 piece of black card 1 or more stamps and if you are feeling adventurous a shaped card. Sorry Cynthia not feeling too adventurous today. The image is from Prairie Fairy and coloured with my Copics and I have glittered the wings. The backing papers are Funky Fairy, the black and mirror card comes from my craft box as did the white ribbon which I have coloured with the same colour pen that I used for my fairy's dress. The stamp is the daisy on Carol's Cube from Stamp Addicts.
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
I received this award from Wanda, blogging and forum friend, thank you for your kind words. If you haven't seen any of work do drop by her blog and take a look.
According to the rules I have to list 10 things that make me happy. There is no contest really it's my
3 daughters and 7.5 grandchildren,
we don't see enough of each other because we are spread out all over the country - Exeter, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Aberdeen and Shetland. I take two holidays a year to visit them, but we do speak on the phone regularly.
Saturday, 20 February 2010
My card today is for CraftyAnn's Challenge Blog, which is If Music be the Food of Love, with the option of using Food, Music or Love. I decided to go with music. The image is one of CrafyAnn's digistamps coloured with Promarkers and then sprayed with Crafter's Companion Spray and Shine. I gave it about four coats to get a glossy look to the guitar. The sheet music, which is stuck to an old cd is from Google. The music notes and circular tags are cuttlebug dies and I cut them out with gunmetal MirriSilk card. The backing paper is from one of Sharon Duncan's Embossibilities cds, the sentiments were computer generated.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may wish to make. Beryl x
ps I have just been to link my card to the challenge and noticed that I have used the exact same image and very similar idea to the card made Kym, a GD for this challenge. I didn't take much notice of the DT cards when I wrote the challenge down last week. I would just like to say that in all honesty I didn't copy Kym's card.