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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Jack's Card

Good Evening, my card to share today is for Sweet Sketch Wednesday, the backing papers are from Cuddly Buddly, Funky Fairys and CraftyAnn,  the cardstock is Papermania, the sentiment computer generated and the big brad came from my stash.  The image is Ron Weasley and is from a set of Harry Potter digi images by Pixie Dust Studios who have today launched a new collection called The British Invasion. My image was  coloured with a combination of Promarkers and Copics.  I will be using one of the other stamps from this set for Jack's twin brother Lewis.  They are going to be 10 this year and I am not sure whether I should put the number on their cards, as a lot of kids these days tend to think they are too grown up for certain things.

I am also entering my card into  Rainbow Lady's Challenge - A Night at the Movies and Digital Tuesday Challenge - One for the Kids

Thank you so much for stopping by

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

A card for Daddy

Good Evening, my card to share today is one for the CD Sunday Challenge - Transport. It is for two of my grandchildren to give to their Daddy.  The image is from the Card Toonz CD. I printed thhe image onto 160gsm card and decoupaged it, then I sprayed it with Crafters Companion Spray and Shine. The backing paper is Funky Fairys, the cs is Coredinations, the crossed checkered flags is a stamp by Judikins, the sentiment is computer generated and I finished off with some white card candy coloured with a black marker pen. 

Many thanks for stoping by.
Beryl x

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Christmas Trees

Good Evening, my card to share today is for the Bah Humbug Challenge which this week has Christmas Tree as the theme.  I have absolutely no idea where I got this stamp, it is an unmounted one I've had for ages it's possibly one from a grab bag or ebay.  I stamped the image with Momento ink, the bp is Artylicious everything else is from my scrap box.

I am also entering my card into the CHNC challenge - a square card; and I have followed  Sketch54  from Papertake Weekly

Thank you so much for stopping by and the comments you have been leaving they really give me a buzz.
Beryl x

Monday, 28 March 2011

Less is More

Good Evening, here is my entry into this week's Less is More Challenge which is a sketch.  The flower is from a coloured sheet of dahlias from Fred She Said, I shopped there recently and I haven't stopped using any of these fabulous images since.  The flower is mounted onto round nesties and the coloured strip of card is Papermania Shimmer card.  The sentiment was computer generated and printed directly onto the card.

I hope you like my card and many thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Tie a yellow ribbon

Good Afternoon, my card today is another Mother's Day card, this one is for my MIL the bp is Cuddly Buddly, the border punched, with a Martha Stewart punch, is from the new Papermania textured cs range. The image is from Fred She Said, this is a ready coloured decoupage set.  The ribbon and beads are from my stash and the sentiments are computer generated.  I am entering my card into Rainbow Lady's Challenge which this week is Tie A Yellow Ribbon.

Thank you so much for dropping in today
Beryl x

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Out of my comfort zone

Good Morning,  As I was up and showered and dressed before 7.30 this morning, for the second time this week (unheard of normally, my alarm doesn't even go off until 8.30!) I decided to have a play.  After seeing Frankie's tag for her TIO challenge - Dreaming Haute Couture  I thought I would have a go. I started off by colouring the tag with Silkies -Tuscan Satin, Pearl Satin and a very little amount of Bronze Brocade I bought these early last year and this is the first time I have actually used them. I found out an old set of Art Deco unmounted stamps and overstamped the background with scent bottles and handbags, with DI Tea Dye,  I also stamped 'Dream a little Dream' randomly.  The main image is coloured with Promarkers and mounted onto some brown cs. I've had these stamps for ages and cannot remember the manufacturer. I added the feather and a couple of hatpins.  I finished off with the flower which was white, I swiped it with Versamark and then dusted it with some mica powder to tone in with the card. 

I am also entering my tag into My Time to Craft - Ladies Day

Thanks for visiting and also for the lovely comments you have been leaving
Beryl x

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Number 3

Good Afternoon, my card today is the third Mother's Day card of the six I have to make and is for the challenges at Ooh La La Creations - Mother's Day/Special Friend and  Papertake Weekly - It's a Mom Thing (Or Just Be Girlie).

The backing paper, flowers (pre-coloured) and paper pricking pattern all come from Fred She Said.
The pink cardstock is Papermania
Gems and ribbon from my stash, sentiments computer generated.

Thank you for visiting.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Not so wild things

Good Evening, my card today is for the challenge at CD Sunday which is Wild Thing, ummm I know my image is of lions but they are just babies and not yet very wild lol. The card is for my eldest to give to one of her friends who is not into girly or cute but quite keen on wildlife and all things in nature, so I hope she will like these babies. The image and bp are from the JNM 2 cd from Joanna Sheen, the loopy border is a Martha Stewart punch, the ribbon from my stash and the sentiment computer generated.

I am also entering my card into the challenges at  DYSU - Add a bow and    Pear Tree Designs - Happy Birthday

Thanks you for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments you have been leaving.
Beryl x

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Metal for Christmas

Good Evening, back for a second post.  This card is for the Bah Humbug Challenge which this week is Metallic.  The image is Judikins coloured with Promarkers and Copics.  The metallic bit of my design is a piece of matt silver card embossed with a snowflake embossing folder, the border was punched with Martha Stewart's embossed snowflake border punch, ribbon from my stash and the sentiment computer generated.

My card also fits the bill at CHNC - Silver and Sketch147 at Sketch Saturday.

Thanks for stopping by
Beryl x

Less is More

Good Morning, this is my entry into this weeks Less is More Challenge, -  a Masculine card.  The base card is  cream Stardream, the images are from a Judikings cube stamp of sea shells, stamped with Memories Dye inkpad in brown and then matted onto a piece of brown textured card.  The sentiment is from a My Sentiments Exactly text set and I have just realised that I haven't stamped it straight, will try and have another go at this later on.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Mother's Day

My card today is one of the many Mother's Day cards that I have to make. I need 3 just for me with a MIL, StepMum and Mum and so far I have 3 others on order.  The bp, flowers and bracket frame are all from Fred She Said, I coloured the flowers with Copics, the sentiment is computer generated,  the white cuttlebugged card is Stardream and the lilac card is from Papermania's new cardstock range, this one has a lovely shimmer to it.  I have followed this week's Sketch93 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. 

I am also entering my card into
Easy Craft Projects - Mother's Day
Crafty Catz - Mother's Day
The Stamp Man - Flowers for Mother's Day

I hope you like my card and many thanks for visiting and for the lovely comments you leave
Beryl x

Thursday, 17 March 2011


Good Evening, my card today is for Sketch57 over at Sketch and Stash.  The image comes from Debbi Moore's Evergreen CD which came free with her new magazine.  The bp comes from Debbi's Glitter and Glitz cd, the gems, ribbon and roses come from my stash and the sentiment is computer generated.

I hope my card will also be acceptable for the CD Sunday Challenge which is a colour challenge of Yellow, Brown and Blue.  All the colours are there on my card, but there is also a lot of white.  The roses were white until I coloured them with a Copic, because I didn't have any yellow ones.

Thanks for your visit.
Beryl x

Wednesday, 16 March 2011


Good Evening, my card today is for the challenge at CACB which is an either/or choice of a Sketch/Spring or you can do both, which I have done.  The image is Primroses from  Joanna Sheen's Meadow Flowers Stamps, and following on from that article in Cardmaking and Papercraft, I unearthed my Lyras and watercoloured.  The bps are from CraftyAnn's Digi Shop, the yellow cuttlebugged piece is from my stash as are the gems.  The sentiment is computer generated.  Sorry the pic's a bit light again.

I am also entering my card into the challenge at Crafty Creations - Mother's Day
Thanks for visiting
Beryl x

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Trio Tastic

Good Evening, my card to share today is for the challenge at Papertake Weekly which is Trio Tastic - 3 of something. I have three gold beads on my card, the image is from Craft Creations+ Art Deco cd, the backing paper and the cuttlebugged panel are both from CraftyAnn's Digi Shop, the ribbon was from my stash and the sentiment computer generated.

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

Monday, 14 March 2011

Enchanted Dreams

Good Evening, my card today is for the challenge at  Saturday Challenge, Flowers for Mum " this could be for Mother's Day, birthday or anything but your project must be for female and have flowers on it".  The image and matching backing paper are from the Joanna Sheen cd Enchanted Dreams, the co-ordinating punched card is Papermania, the flowers and gems are from my stash and the sentiment is computer generated.  The layout is one I have used lots of times and was a sketch challenge ages ago.

I am also entering my card into the challenge at Creatalicious Challenges - 'Two Tone/Colours - Create a card or project that is two tone - if it has an image this can be colour.. but the surroundings to be Two Tone Colours only.. If pattern paper is used.. try make it a two tone paper.'

I hope you like my card and many thanks for stopping by and for the comments you have been leaving me. Beryl x

Sunday, 13 March 2011

A flower for you

Good Evening, as I managed to get this card finished this afternoon, I decided to do a second post.  This one is for this week's challenge at Less is More - A One Layer Card - Off the Edge.  I have been meaning to take part in this new challenge blog since it first started, but other commitments have got in the way and I have never managed to get a card made.  The quote is a Clarity stamp which I have had since last year, but never used.  Whilst searching for just the right flower stamp I discovered this one, which is part of a clear set by Hero Arts, not only have I never used this set before, I can't even remember when and where I bought it and it was still unopened!!! I the only one? lol

I did the stamping with Momento Tuxedo Black and coloured the flower with Copics.  I hope you like my card and thank you very much for stopping by,
Beryl x

Bah Humbug

Good Afternoon, my card today is for the Bah Humbug Challenge this week, which is Apetures, as soon as I saw the topic I knew exactly what I was going to do.  I haven't done any Iris Folding in years and had forgotten how fiddley it can be, the air was a bit blue last night as I was making this card in front of the tele. All of the paper for the folding came from my stash, the stamp is one of the first Christmas stamps I bought when I started cardmaking about 8 years ago, and it comes out every year.

Thank you for visiting and for any comments you may wish to make.  They are all appreciated very much.
Beryl x

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Make a wish

Good Afternoon, I thought that the card I was sharing with you today was the latest sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, the one I had tried to make earlier in the week and made a complete mess of, I have just been to post it onto the Challenge site and discovered I have followed the wrong sketch..... doh! Senior moment or what.    The image is a digi stamp by Lilyboo which I bought from CuddlyBuddly.  I was reading my Papercraft and Cardmaking yesterday afternoon and there was an article about colouring in.  How that since we have all discovered Copics and Promarkers we tend to forget what we used to use.  This got me thinking and for a change I got out my Derwent Soft Colour Pencils for this image, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  The bp is from a freebee pad with the same mag a few months back.  I had a disaser with the bottom of the easel and lost the matching bp and didn't have any more.  So I had to compromise using the two colours of cs, I think it has turned out reasonably well. 

I can still enter my card into the challenge at The Crafty Purple Frog - Fly away with us.and  Kaboodle Doodles - Go Green.   I will maybe try again with Sweet Sketch Wednesday before the closing date, but then again maybe not lol!

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

Friday, 11 March 2011

A Man Card

Good Afternoon, my card to share with you today is a man card, which fits two challenges.  Ooh La La and MAWTT are both asking for male themed cards.  The image has been compiled with a few Stampscapes stamps and coloured with distress inks and ink dusters.  Can't tell what colours because it was a piece I did months ago and found again this morning.  The papers are all from the CuddlyBuddly Portfolio range.  The colours are supposed to be shades of denim, but they look grey in the pic.  All my pics lately seem to be a bit on the pale side, the camera on my new phone isn't as good as the last one, will have to do a bit more editing!
I finished the card off with some card candy and computer generated sentiment.

Thanks for taking a look
Beryl x

Thursday, 10 March 2011

And finally....

Good evening, and finally here is the last card for Kayla this one is from her Mummy.  I have remade this card at least five times.  The morning started well with quite a bit of colouring in and then everything went pear shaped. I had decided to make this card for a sketch and discovered that the image should have been matted onto a circle, and I had printed all the images I had coloured in too big for my biggest nesti circle.  On top of  that I just couldn't find papers that would go with the coloured image.  In the end CraftyAnn came to my rescue with her pastel abstract digi paper.  The cuttlebugged card is Stardream, the flowers and pearls came from stash, the leaves punched and the sentiment is computer generated.  The image is Annie and Friends from CuddlyBuddly coloured with Copics. In the end I found a sketch I liked over at CPS Card Sketches and I am also entering my card into Digi Doodle Shop's challenge which asks for pearls on our cards and I am hoping Rainbow Lady will let me away with Annie and Friends as her challenge is Best Friend.

Many thanks for stopping by.
Beryl x

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Art Deco Lady

Good Evening, my card to share with you is for a customer who requested the wording for the front of the card which limited me to a certain extent. The image is from Card Creations+ Art Deco cd matted onto black and then matt silver card with matching bp. The flowers are from my stash, the leaves punched.  I have added a few gems to the bp and onto the hat so that I could enter my card into the My Time To Craft Challenge which this week is Jewel.

Thank you for stopping by today and for the comments you leave;  they are really appreciated.
Beryl x

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Back Again

Good Evening, I had a great weekend with my middle daughter and family.  On Saturday we went to Glasgow to the SECC spent quite a few pennies mostly on stamps and reuseables like dst and glue.  Then on Sunday before catching the overnight ferry I called into Hobbycraft in Aberdeen and they had a brilliant offer on a floor standing craft lamp, £60 off!  so, as it was only £40 I bought it.

Onto my card.  This is for the Bah Humbug Challenge which asks for embossing this week.  The frame embossing is a Cuttlebug folder matted onto gold mirri and the paper strip came from a pack of handmade paper that I got from my local craft shop.     I am also entering my card into the challenge at CHNC   which also asks for embossing this week.

Many thanks for stopping by.
Beryl x
Oops!  Just realised that I didn't put a sentiment on the card.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

A Wee Jaunt

That's me off for the weekend to Aberdeen to see my middle daughter and her family.  We are taking in a side trip to the SECC is Glasgow for the HobbyCrafts event, a bit of retail therapy on the cards methinks. XShould be a fairly good crossing as the weather here is gorgeous today.   Back on Monday morning

Beryl x

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Another card for Kayla

Good Evening, well here is another card for my purple loving Grand-daughter, this is from her brother and sister.  The layout is Sketch No.56 over at Sketch and Stash.  The new elements on my card are the backing paper from CuddlyBuddly and the dark card which is from the new Papermania Capsule range. The neglected is the image, I bought it early last year from Pollycraft and this is the first time I have used it.  The image is coloured with Promarkers, the flowers and buttons come from my stash, the letters which make up Kayla and the #5 have all been cut with a Cuttlebug Alphabet Die set.  When I was making the card I quite liked the way I had put on the letters, but now I am not sure - Kayla might not get this version lol.

I am also entering my card into the Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes with the added option of adding something Old or not used before

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


One Happy Bunny!

Iam dead chuffed, I made the Top Three at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Beryl x