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Thursday, 29 April 2010

Something Different

Good Morning,  my card today is for the challenge at Papertake Weekly, which is to do Something Different, this can be anything that you have never done before or something you seldom do.  I have tried this technique before, but don't think I have ever posted the results, cos I am usually not very happy with the final result which ends up in the bin.  I went into my basket of backgrounds that have been sprayed, brayered or just been swooshed with wet dye inks.  I found these two pieces that I did with Cosmic Shimmer Mists a good while ago.  Then I did something else I have never done before, one the bigger piece I stamped  feathers around the edges using a Clarity stamp and Momento Black ink and embossed with clear ep.  I used the co-ordinating text stamp from Clarity on the smaller piece and stamped and embossed that.  I matted each piece onto some scrap black card and mounted onto silver mirror board, both from my stash.  I had real problems with the backing paper, I couldn't find a piece amongst all the thousands that I have got, either in hard copy or digital, to find a piece to co-ordinate properly - they were either all too purple to too blue.  I ended up with this piece from Cuddly Buddly as a last resort.  I did try and put a couple of feathers to back the topper, but I got glue everywhere and gave up, the gems are from my stash

I hope you like my card and thanks once again for visiting.
Beryl x

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Artfully Asian

Today's card is for the new challenge CD Sunday Challenge Blog, which is Artfully Asian this week.  I have used Joanna Sheen's Eastern Treasures CD for the image and matching backing paper.  I have added some gems, ribbon and flowers from my stash.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for all the lovely comments you leave me.
Beryl x

Rock On

Over at Crafty Ann's this week the challenge is a recipe: a digital main image, up to 3 colours, 3 flowers and 1 ribbon.  I have used shades of brown which I hope will count at one colour, pink and some silver matting.
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.
Beryl x

Monday, 26 April 2010

New Home Card

Good Afternoon fellow bloggers.  My daughter asked me to make a card for a friend who is moving home, and this is the result.  I used four stamps to create the scene, the house, tree and birds are all Clarity Stamps and the roadway is Stampscapes.  The house was coloured with Copics and the landscape with Distress Inks. The backing papers are from Funky Fairys, the central strip is Coredinations, dark green in colour, and the matting has been done using silver mirror board from my stash.  The sentiment is computer generated and I have embellished with a key ring with keys.

My card is a last minute entry into the Sketch challenge at Papertake Weekly.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Beryl x

Sunday, 25 April 2010

A Pink Christmas

I have made my card today to fill two challenges:   Bah Humbug Challenge 15 Pretty in Pink
  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.
Beryl x

Saturday, 24 April 2010

When April Showers come your way.....

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.
Beryl x

Two late entries

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.
Beryl x

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Let the Sun Shine In

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


Sorry for posting a third card in one day, but I am playing catch up and wanted to make sure I got my card in for this weeks Bah Humbug challenge - Santa Paws.  I don't think rabbits feet are called paws but I am hoping the nice ladies at Bah Humbug will let me in with Messy Rabbit.   The bp is Fred She Said, the cuttled card is Coredinations.  The ribbon came from my stash and I've had the sentiment stamp for ages and have no idea where it came from.

Thank you once again for stopping by and for any comments you may wish to make - good or bad.
Beryl x

Oh Christmas Tree

My second card today is for Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week which is Trees.  I decided to do this Christmas Tree  mainly because I found it in one of my many boxes already stamped and embossed, it is an Elusive Images stamp.   I matted it onto siver mirror card, used my inverted circle corner punch and added some pearls.  The bp is from Funky Fairys, the ribbon and other cs came from my box of bits.  I finished off with a simple peel off Happy Christmas. 

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

Final GD Card

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

40 winks

Good Afternoon, my card today is the anniversary card I made for OH.  He doesn't 'do' cards, in fact I've never received a card from him in all the time we have been together, so I usually do a fun card of some sort for him.. This year though he at least made an effort, he got of  piece of my good cardstock and folded it in half and wrote Happy Birthday and Anniversary on the front of it, on the inside he put 'I made this card', needless to say it now has pride of place on the centre of the mantlepiece amongst all the other cards.

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

If music be the food of love....

Today's card is one I made for a neighbour to give to her friend, who is a music teacher.  As soon as I was asked to make it I knew the image I wanted to use and trotted over to CrafyAnn's to buy this gorgeous digi-stamp.  I also bought her page of ticket stubs because I was asked to put Special Friend on the card and thought the ticket was just right for the image.  I have coloured the image with a combination of  Promarkers and  Copics, the bp's are all from Cuddly Budly, the matting card came from my stash along with  the pearls.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid and I went around the edges of them with the same Copic that I used for the bow.   

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

Better late than never

Here we go again - by the skin of my teeth.  This is my card for the Bah Humbug Challenge asking for Tags or Labels.  I'm not very good with tags and  most of my previous efforts ended up in the bin, that was until I decided to just use the label for the sentiment.  The image is  Judikins - A Partrige in a Pear Tree, I have used variegated metal leafing flakes, it appears that I missed the odd grain of stamp n bond powder before heating it as there are some dots of the leafing that I can't get off.  The paper is from a Papermania pad I bought for last Christmas and never used.  The flower is from my stash as are the brads, ribbon and matting cardstock.  I'm not sure where the sentiment stamp came from, probably Elusive Images because I have a few of  Glenda's Christmas Plates.  The tag was cut from a Spellbinder nestie tag set. 

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

Art Deco Lady

Hi folks, sorry I've been awol again.  My card today is for the challenge at The Pink Elephant this week, which requires 1 Image, 2 Die Cuts and 3 Embellishments.  My die cuts are the leaves by Marianne Creatables and a Spellbinders Label, the image is Debbie Moore from her Glitter and Glitz Magic Moments CD and my embellishments are the flowers, a brad and some gold beads, all from my stash.  The bp is from Cuddly Buddly.

I hope you like my card.  Many thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may wish to make. 
Beryl x

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

For Someone Special

My card today is for the challenge over at Crafty Ann's which is to make a card for Someone Special.  This card is for my neighbour to give to her Great Grandson Rylee who will be 5 at the end of this month.  He is getting a Nintendo DS along with a Super Mario Game from his Mum and Dad, so I went along to Ann's Digi Shop and bought one of her latest designs,  the games console which looks exactly like a DS.  I then did some Googling and came up with the Mario Pictures.  I took all these images into Paint Shop Pro and married them all together.  I left the console white and just coloured in the controls. I used foam tape to lift the lid of the console and then mounted the image onto a nestie circle.  The bp is DCWV and just called The Stack.  

I really enjoyed making this card and am really pleased with the way it turned out.  Thank you for visiting my blog and for all the wonderful comments you leave.  Beryl x

Monday, 5 April 2010

Back Again!

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.

April Showers

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.
Beryl x