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Friday, 29 January 2010

Art Deco Lady

I've finally managed to make another card and I am hoping that Cynthia will allow it as an entry into Rainbow Lady's Challenge with is Fur and/or Feathers. It's not very obvious, but I reckon my Debbie Moore Art Deco lady has feathers in her headress. I decided to make an off centre gate fold for a change. The papers are from Cuddly Buddly, which I have purchased after seeing them on my friend Irene's Blog (thank you Irene), if you haven't seen any of her work do take a look, it's well worth a visit. The roses and mirror card are from my stash and the sentiment is computer generated.

Thank you for visiting today.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Bah Humbug!

My card today is for the Bah Humbug challenge which is to use glitter this week. I am sorry the picture has got a shadow on it, think it's me, have had problems getting it as the light has been so bad this last couple of days. The image is from Charmed Cards - Charming Christmas. I have used the ready coloured image and used stickles on her wings and around her outfit. The paper is from a Daisy and Dandelion pack and everything else comes from my stash.

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Monday, 18 January 2010

Capt Pugwash

For my card today I followed a sketch challenge that I discovered while visiting my friend Irene's Blog, if you haven't vistited Irene please do as she has some wonderful cards on her blog.
The Challenge is Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch 32. The image is from a Woodware Clear Stamp Collection. I coloured with my Promarkers today for a change and cut it out with nesties, the bp is Funky Fairys Gorgeous Gingham, the no6 is from a Cuttlebug Alphabet, the name is computer generated and stuck onto a nestie ribbon slider. Everything else is from my stash.
Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving me such wonderful comments. I appreciate every one and it's your continued support that has got me back into blogging properly again.
Beryl x

Sunday, 17 January 2010

New Home

Yippee the wind has died down, still getting showers but nowhere near as bad as yeaterday. On to today's card. My neighbour asked me to make a new home card for her grand-daughter and family who have finally been rehoused from a 3rd floor flat to a proper house. They have two young children so life is going to be so much easier for them. The image is from the Joanna Sheen/Pamela West CD. I have not used the full image just cut a square out of it. The bp is from Funky Fairys and everything else is from my stash.

I am entering this card into two challenges today, Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog which is Embossing, I have embossed the offset card with a Cuttlebug Folder. The second challenge is Sketch Saturday's Sketch No.86, I have tweaked it slightly as my flowers are all the same size.

Thank you so much for visiting today.

Beryl x

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Wild, Wet and Windy

It's horrible here today wild, wet and windy, the wind is so strong the house is moving and it has broken our satellite dish. Not a big problem for me, but it is for OH and he is off this weekend.
On to today's card. This one is for Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week, which is ' Tea Time'. I didn't think I would manage it until I remembered a download I got from e-bay ages ago. The download is called Time for Tea and was designed by a lady called Marie Johnstone. It is useful for both male and female cards, the male section has clocks and things. I also have a few of Marie's cd's but the link to her website is no longer working so I think she must have given up. Which is a shame because she did some really lovely images and papers. It is so long since I used any of Marie's creations that I had to search back on her cd's to find how to make up the oval teabag papers, I had forgotten. The bp, tag and teabags all came from the download, everything else from my stash.
Thank you for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments you leave.
Beryl x

Friday, 15 January 2010

Christmas Card No.2

Well, so far so good, this is my card for the 2nd Bah Humbug! Challenge, which asks for New or Nearly New Stash. The new component on my card is the image. I actually bought this gorgeous Mo Manning Penquin with Gift image before last Christmas and even coloured it in with my Copics, but never got around to using it. I have also followed Sketch 85 from Friday Sketchers. The bp is DCWV, sentiment computer generated and stuck onto a nestie ribbon slider, nestie circles with a cuttlebugged snowflake finishes off my card.
Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely comments you leave.
Beryl x
Oops, just noticed I missed a bit when colouring in

Thursday, 14 January 2010


Today's card is for two challenges again. I have followed Sketch26 over at Sketch and Stash and this is a birthday card which is what the DT from The Pink Elephant have asked for. The image is another of Joanna Sheen's Wildflowers - the roses and once again watercoloured with my Lyras. The bp is from Funky Fairys, it doesn't show up very well but it is in shades of green. When it came to the flower needed for the sketch I was having real problems in finding a flower to match. I then remembered that my youngest daughter gave me a box filled with crafting goodies for my Christmas pressie, and this rose came from there. Apparently, while Joanna was picking up some brads and ribbons and stuff my SIL wandered around and picked up some packs of embellies - the guy did good as this flower is perfect for the card both in colour and type. The greeting was computer generated and everything else came from my stash.

Thank you so much for visiting and for all the lovely comments you have been leaving me.
Beryl x

Wednesday, 13 January 2010


For my card today I have followed the sketch over at Papertake Weekly. The image is Poppies from the Joanna Sheen's Wildflowers Collection. I stamped onto watercolour paper with Versafine Onyx Black and coloured in with my Lyra watercolours. The cardstock and papers all come from my stash. I have made a resolution to use up some of the masses of papers I have, this particular one has been in my box for well over three years (I think). The sentiment was computer generated and I added a couple of butterfly gems.
I am entering my card into three challenges. Papertake Weekly - Sketch.
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - New and Cute Card Thursday which is also New. The something new on my card is the stamp, I treated myself to the set of six wildflowers as my Christmas Pressie to myself.
I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting and leaving me such wonderful comments.
Beryl x

Tuesday, 12 January 2010


Right, Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week is to 'recycle' and the new challenge blog Bah Humbug's first challenge is to use something from a shop bought Christmas Card that you have received to make a Christmas Card for 2010. I found the Bah Humbug brief a bit difficult because only two of the cards I received this year had anything stuck on them that I could unstick. So, it was a case of finding a picture that could be cut out, either a single image or the complete pic and this is what I ended up with. The front cover of the card had half the image in a circle and the full image on the inside so I used my circle nesties and cut out both images and I now have a 3d toppern not that it shows up very well. The bp is from Artylicious, everything else is from my stash. The ribbon and peel off greeting were coloured with a Copic Marker. I hope you like my card and thanks for visiting. Beryl x

Monday, 11 January 2010

Fist Challenge of the year.

Well I have finally managed to make a card that fits a challenge. The card is for the challenge over at My Time To Craft which is Blue and Brown. The image and backing paper comes from Joanna Sheen's Victorian Companion CD. On CD 2 there is this wealth of brilliant animal pictures and I think they make great cards for men. There was a frame around the image but I cut it off and mounted onto blue and brown card from my craft box. I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting my blog, especially as I have been such a bad blogger for quite a while now. I am getting a new laptop so I should be able to blog hop in the evenings again, while OH is on the pc. I haven't been doing so as my old laptop is soooo slow I get frustrated with it and eventually give up. Beryl x

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all my blogging Friends. I hope to start bloghopping and entering some challenges next week after OH goes back to work and I can turn my living room back into my craft Room lol.

Wishing you all health and happiness for 2010, Beryl x