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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Belated thanks

I need to say a big Thank You to a couple of blogging friends who have both given me an award on my return to Blogland.

Thank You to Christine for this one

Thank you to Hazel for this one.

I am supposed to do something with both of them, but can't quite remember what.  Thank you ladies very much for giving me these awards.
Beryl x

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Things that Fly

Hello again, my card today is for the Bah Humbug Challenge - Things That Fly.  I am sorry I never managed last weeks challenge, I couldn't get my head round using a CD.  The image and backing papers are from Joanna Sheen's Giordano Christmas CD, the contrasting card stock and ribbon come from my stash and the pine branch embellies were cut with a Marianne Creatables Die.  The design of my card is Sketch No 143
at Friday Sketchers, which I rotated 90 degrees.

Many thanks for stopping by today
Beryl x

Friday, 25 February 2011

Glamour and Glitz

Good Evening, well the rain finally stopped here in Shetland after falling solidly for almost 3 days - there was a big yellow thing in the sky as well.  It was quite scarey lol.
My card today is for CraftyAnn's Challenge - A Birthday Card.  The image is from Debbie Moore's Glitz and Glamour cd and the two backing papers are both from CraftyAnn, Abstract and Polished Stone, the gems and ribbon both came from my stash and the sentiment is computer generated. 

My card also fits the challenge at MAWTT - Fashion, and hopefully, Rainbow Lady's Challenge - the Chic aspect of Shabby Chic, which when put together I have a bit of a problem with.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

A card for Kayla

Good Evening, I just wrote my post and then hit the wrong button and lost it aghh!  My card today is for my Grand-daughter, Kayla, who has given up on pink as her favourite colour and now she wants everything to be purple with a bit of green thrown in for good measure.  So I hope she will be pleased with this.  The image is from Pollycraft and coloured with a mixture of Copics and Promarkers, the bp is CuddlyBuddly, the cs is Coredinations, the flower for the stop came from a mixed box of flowers from The Glitter Girls, the punched flowers and leaves are from offcuts of Coredinations, the gems and ribbon came from my stash.  The ribbon was coloured with a Promarker to co-ordinate with the rest of the card.  

My card is for the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday which is a sketch this week.  I am also entering it into the Creative Inspirations Challenge which is Stripes

Many thanks for taking the time to visit and for the comments you leave
Beryl x

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

A second post

Hello again, I don't normally post twice in one day, but I missed yesterday.  This card is for Sketch 90 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  The image is a Mo Manning one coloured with Copics.  The patterned paper I have had in my craft box for absolutely ages.   I am pretty certain it was one of the first paper pads that I bought when I started cardmaking almost 8 years ago and I have no idea who made it, the coloured cuttlebugged card is from Papermania's newest range. The brad and fibre also came out of my stash.

Thanks again for visiting.
Beryl x

At the bottom of my garden

Good Evening, the card I am sharing with you today is for the challenge over at Crafty Creations -At the bottom of my garden..... lives.  I have also followed Sketch 53 for Papertake Weekly.  The image is a digi stamp from Pollycraft and coloured with Copics, the papers are from a cover gift with CardMaking and Papercraft a good while ago.  The coloured card is from the new Papermania Capsule range, the flowers come from my stash and the leaves were punched.

My card also fits the challenges at:
Ooh La La - Pink, Pink, and more Pink!
My Time to Craft - Hats.

Thak you for taking the time to look at my card and for the lovely comments you have been leaving.
Beryl x

Monday, 21 February 2011

The Wild West

Good Evening.  My card to share today is for the challenge over at CD Sunday   Get ahead - Get a Hat.   I have gone into Joanna Sheen's American Frontier CD for the image and backing paper.  When I picked the image I thought is was black and white, but after printing I realised it has some sepia tones.  I found some brown card with a lovely gold sheen to use for the matting.  I started out with gold mirror card and thought it was too bright for the image.  I remembered that I bought some matt gold and silver card from ebay and was a bit disappointed with it when it arrived, I dug it out of the cupboard and discovered it was just what I needed.   The sentiment was computer generated.  I feel that there is something lacking on the card, but can't think what - any suggestions will be gratefully received.

Many thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for the comments you have been leaving
Beryl x

Friday, 18 February 2011

Football Crazy

Good Evening, my card today is a 30th Birthday card.  The image is an Elusive Images stamp which I got in a Graphicus stash box about three years ago.  I have used it many times for a man card, but think this is the first time I have put it on my blog.  The bp is from Crafters Companion, it's from their Men CD and the football boots image is from the co-ordinating stamp set. The black offset card is from my stash and Cuttlebugged with the dots folder, the sentiment is computer generated.  

Many thanks for visiting my blog and for taking the time to leave such wonderful comments.
Beryl x

Thursday, 17 February 2011


Good Evening, my card today is another one for the 80 year old lady.  This one is from her great-granddaughters.  I started by following the Sketch89 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday turning onto it's side, but think I lost it somewhere along the line.  The butterfly is from Crafter's Companion Oriental CD, printed onto card and then acetate.  I glittered the reverse side of the acetate layer to add a bit of sparkle, it doesn't really show up in the photo.  The patterned bp is by CuddlyBuddly and the plain is from CraftyAnn's polished stone range.  The flower gems and ribbon came from my
stash.  The sentiment on the easel stop says 'Great Nana' I couldn't get a clear pic of that.  I am entering this card into Rainbow Lady's Challenge which this week asks us to use a CD.

My card also fits
Cute Card Thursday - Shiny Happy Cards
Crafts and Me - Time to Spread Your Wings
Papertake Weekly - Putting on the Glitz

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Swirls and Pearls

Good Evening All.  My card today is for the CD Sunday challenge which this week is Swirls and Pearls.  The card is one of four I have to make for the same lady who is going to be 80 next month (just realised haven't put the 80 on yet - doh!)  The image is from Craft Creations Art Deco cd, the bp is from Debbie Moore's  Glamour and Glitz cd.  I have used the Cuttlebug Devine Swirls folder for the piece of offset card and used black pearls for decoration.  The ribbon came from my craft box and the sentiment is computer generated.

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

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Bah Humbug

After falling by the wayside last year with the Bah Humbug Challenge I am going to try and keep up this year.  Again I am not happy with the photo of my card but after taking about eight pics I gave up and this will have to do, even though the holly berries don't show up very well.  The challenge this week is to use a doily, as I don't have any doilies I improvised using a multifunction punch that I bought ages ago and have never used before.  It will punch borders, two sizes of circle and ovals, I can't remember the make. I hope this will be acceptable.   I am also entering my card into the My Time To Craft Challenge which this week is 'Going Around in Circles'

The bp is Funky Fairies, the sentiment was computer generated, the ribbon and gems came from my stash.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Rock Chick

Good Evening, my card today is for Sketch55 over at Sketch and Stash.  The image is from SandraDryDigis and then coloured with Copics.  The new element of the card is the bp which I bought this morning from CuddlyBuddly, the neglected stash is the lilac card which I found at the bottom of an offcuts box.  The ribbon, jewel brad and flower embellishments came from my stash.  I'm afraid that the pic makes the card look a bit peelie wallie, but in real life it's not too bad.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

It's all about Love

Good Evening, I have managed to get another card made to fit a couple of challenges.  As I don't really do Valentines so I hope this is Wedding Invitation and will fit the bill for Rainbow Lady's Challenge which is All about Love and also CraftyAnn's Challenge which is Love is All Around.  It's not a very good pic I'm afraid, I used Stardream card, for the base card and the punched hearts. The sentiment is computer generated, printed onto a very cheap lasor printer and then hot foiled with my very cheap laminator from Tesco! The ribbon and gems came from my craft box. 

Thank you very much for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments you have left for me on my return to blogland.

Beryl x

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Lady and Her Dog

Hi, I would like to say a huge Thank You to everyone  for the wonderful  'welcome back to blogland' wishes you left for me.  I was quite overwhelmed.

For my card today I have used an image from the Craft Creations Art Deco CD, I love the expressions on the lady and her dog, it looks as if they have had a huge argument and are too proud to apologise.   The backing papers are both from CraftyAnn, the patterned one is from her Abstract Collection and the plain one is Polished Marble. The flowers came from my stash box as did the ribbon.  The sentiment is computer generated.

I am entering my card into Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch No.88  and also into the Crafty Creations Challenge, which this week is 'Three Little Words'.

Beryl x

Monday, 7 February 2011

Surprise, Surprise

 As you may have noticed I have been awol for a very long time.  After my holiday last May I found it very difficult to get back into crafting and blogging again.  I eventually managed to get going with the cards for family and a few orders, but couldn't get around to taking pics of the cards and uploading them to my blog.  I was quite surprised to find that it is still functioning.   My New Years Resolution was to get my act together and start blogging again.  So, my card today is a Valentine Card for my best customer to give to his lady love.  I have been making his cards for quite a while now and I am finding it increasingly difficult to come up with new ideas for him.   Whilst searching for an image I came across this digi stamp from Crafty Ann and thought it would be a bit different.  I have coloured the image with Promarkers and used CuddlyBuddly papers.  The sentiment is computer generated.  I am entering my card into the Craft Creations Challenge which this week is My Love is like a red, red rose and I hope you like it.
If any my fellow bloggers stumble across my blog and would like to leave me a comment, I would be well chuffed.
Beryl x