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Thursday, 27 May 2010

Off to the Mainland

Hi Folks, sorry I've not been around much these past few days, been under the weather again1  But, I am off on the ferry to the mainland this evening to visit some grandchildren, so hopefully that will do me the world of good and will be back in a couple of weeks raring to go. 

See you in a couple of weeks and many thanks for your continued support

Beryl x

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Disappearing Comments

Does anyone else suffer from this.  I received two comments yesterday and they both disappeared into cyber space. They were posted at different times, one on it's own and the other one of three.  When it was the single post I thought perhaps I had hit reject and not pulish, but I know that wasn't the case with the second comment, as two out of the three published immediately.  I have noticed this before on occasion.
Beryl x

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Oranges and Lemon

Good Morning. It's a beautiful morning here, blue sky and sunshine with just a few clouds dotted around.  Hope it lasts.

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

CD Sunday

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

Bah Humbug!

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.
Beryl x

Saturday, 15 May 2010

A second post today

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

Under the Sea

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

Something different

A second late post from me today.  I made this tag this evening for DragonsDream Tag It On challenge, which is 'Along the River'.  I don't normally do tags but felt like trying something different for a change, especially as I had the house to myself tonight - OH was off hitting little white balls around. The challenge was set by fellow Rainbow Friend and Guest Host for this week, Janet of Redmoss Ramblings do pop along to her blog, she does some amazing work, and her tag is gorgeous.
  The image for my tag is a Personal Impressions Stamp that I have had for ages, which barely sees the light of day.  I stamped with Black Versafine and then coloured using watercolour pencils.  I masked the main image and used a cut out circle and cut out clouds before sponging with Adirondack Stonewash for the sky.  The birds are by Clarity.

I hope you like my tag and thank you for visiting again,
Beryl x

A simple card

Evening All!  Not been around for a few days, been a bit under the weather again!  Anyway, on with my card, it is for The CD Sunday Challenge, which this week is 'Country Charm'.  It's a very simple card with bp and image from Joanna Sheen's Cottage Garden CD, the punched card is Coredinations, sentiment is computer generated and finished off with a couple of peel off corners, which don't show up very well, from my stash as are the brads and gold mirror board.

Thank you for visiting and for any comments you may wish to make.
Beryl x

Thursday, 6 May 2010

1st Birthday Card

Good evening everyone, my card today is for my neighbour's great-grandson who is going to be one next week, and is for this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge, which is Sketch No.40.  The papers are all from Cuddly Buddly, matted onto silver mirror board, the image is from the Daisy and Dandelion Range, the gems are from my stash, the name tag is computer generated and the number is from a Cuttlebug alphabet.

I hope you like my card and many thanks for visiting today.
Beryl x

Monday, 3 May 2010

New Baby

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

Nikki and Friend

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