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Thursday, 11 March 2010

Skin of my teeth - again!

Well, here I go again only just getting my card finished hours before the challenge closes - and this one is a two weekly one!  The challenge in question is Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog where she asks us to show our creativity by doing something outwith of our comfort zone, a new technique or something we may struggle with.   As soon as I saw the challenge two weeks ago I decided to finally get around to making a side step card.  I got the instructions from a forum member ages ago and apart from making it up in cheap card to see how it worked I haven't done anything else with it.  Until today.  I think maybe I should have decided what images I wanted to use instead of picking the colour first, because it has taken me ages to decide how to decorate it.  The image is a rubber stamp that I got in a grab bag on ebay a good while ago, stamped in Stazon and coloured with my Copics.  The bp are Cuddly Buddly (surprise, surprise!), the other cardstock is from my stash.  The rose spray is from Joanna Sheen and the text and butterflies are all Cuttlebug cut and emboss sets.  I am quite pleased with the result, but have only just noticed that I have smeared the glue under the rose.

I hope you like my card and thank you very much for dropping by today
Beryl x


  1. A fabulous card Beryl,I haven't tried a sidestep myself

  2. I think this is gorgeous Beryl - I still haven't made one of these and it sounds like you stepped out of your comfort zone in more than one way! Well done you and I'm glad you made it, skin of your teeth or not :)
    Ann x

  3. Beautiful card Bery, I still have this style to try. How funny that you have Cuttlebug Butterflies Dies on your card as Anne & I were discussing this when we met for lunch today. I admitted that although I had this set, as yet I hadn't tried them. Anne said I should use them when I got back home.
    Well done for stepping outside your comfort zone.
    Christine xx

  4. Ohhh you clever girl Beryl!! I keep looking at this shape card and say to myself ! i will make one" and youve beat me too it,well done,i love it love the colours.

    Wendy xx

  5. A fantastic card Beryl,I love everything about. I still haven't tried this card fold yet.

  6. Hello Beryl

    Congratulations on trying out a new technique, you are so brave.
    Your card is gorgeous I love it, especially the flowers. And the Dp fabby.


  7. a gorgeous card beryl
    I hope you are well
    Carol x

  8. Beryl, I've got a day off tomorrow so having a bit of a trawl on blog world whilst I've got a man outside trying to mend our car. I couldn't seem to find a link on the Challenge Blog so am putting this direct onto your blog.

    Well, you've beaten me. I've actually got a template as well for a side-step card but got no further than that. I know you struggling with what to put on it but I think it's worked out perfectly in the end and the flower spray looks very at home on there.

    Thank you for taking the time to enter this into the Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight. I was lucky enough to be a Guest Designer this month so I am looking at all the lovely creations and seeing how others interpreted the challenge.

    Take care and my best wishes, Kym xxx

  9. Wow, Beryl, for your first side-step card, this is fantastic.
    Love how you have decorated it.
    You've (side)stepped out of your comfort zone with a great result :-)


  10. Wonderful work Beryl loving that side step card and the way you have decorated it is perfect thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's

    Lorraine x

  11. Just love this Beryl and what a fabulous end result for a first attempt!!!
    Another technique I keep threatening to try, I really MUST get on with it.
    Thanks for joining in with CACB again (sorry I'm late with my comments)

  12. Beautiful card Beryl and love the stamp, it looks like you have been making this kind of card for ages and not just your first one, love it.
    Hugs Linda

  13. I love your skin of the teeth cards. They are still fantastic how ever much planning you do on them
    Cathy xxxx

  14. Well done Beryl! These side steppers are very impressive. Must have a go myself one of these days.

    Janet xx

  15. Wow great card Beryl, love the fresh colours. Its official, I am the only blogger who has never tried a side step card oh I must try to address that as they do look so great!
    Keryn x

  16. This is gorgeous it looks fab with all the folds, your so clever, hugs pops x


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