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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

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Morning my lovelies

I see the weather is back to normal again this morning, I did wonder what that bright yellow ball in the sky was yesterday, it's been so long since we've seen it!

Happy May Day! I can't believe it's May already, it's nearly summer?! This year is totally flying by.

A couple of weeks ago I won the challenge over at I Love Promarkers, and my prize was a voucher to spend at Di's Digi Downloads. I was spoilt for choice over the huge collection of cute stamps, but finally managed to narrow down my choices. As soon as they landed in my inbox I printed them off and got playing straight away!

This stamp caught my eye as I knew it would be perfect for a New Home card, which is very much at the forefront of my mind at the moment!

Ingredients Used:

Image: Di's Digi Downloads - Home Tweet Home
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & white gel pen
Papers: Various Papermania scraps
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Dies/Punches: Nestabilities & Woodware
Cardstock: Core-dinations
Flowers: Wild Ordchid Crafts
Button, Pearls and Ribbon from stash

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Flower Power (flowers on the image)
My Mums Craft Shop - The Great Outdoors
Cute Card Thursday - Animal Magic
Dis Digi Designs - Lets meet your animal friends
Sketch Saturday - Great Sketch
The Secret Crafter - Cute N Fluffy

Must dash, gotta finish getting ready for work :)

Berni xx

Monday, 30 April 2012

Janessa Fairy

Morning my lovelies

Monday again and back to work! Not that I'm ready for it, I'm shattered and seem to be struggling to get moving.
They've forecast us some sunshine in the Midlands today! Not that I'll get to experience any of it, what with being stuck indoors all day.

I've been playing with another Hannah Lynn digi, I love them and already need to get some more! Even the OH likes them, though that could be because the fairies are quite scantily dressed!

I made this card yesterday, I was probably dreaming of the sun!

Ingredients Used:

Image: Hannah Lynn - Janessa
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Papers: Various Papermania scraps
Cardstock: Core-dinations
Die: Memory Box
Ribbon & Bow: Papermania
Flowers: Wild Orchid
Feathers, gems and pins from stash

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers - Cut it out
Simon says Stamp - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Buttons &/or Bows
Totally Papercrafts - Saturated Colours
Crafty Ribbons - Yellow, Pink & Orange
Joanna Sheen  - Flower Power
Dream Valley - For a Special Lady

Ok, thats me, I'm off to work!

Berni  xx

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Moonglow Fairy

Afternoon my lovelies

Is this rain ever going to end? I'm sick of having washing hanging all over the house and radiators!! 

I bought a couple of new images to play with yesterday. The first time I saw them I was sure I'd never  be able to do the hair justice, but it was actually much easier than it looks due to the layers being drawn in by the artist. This one kept me busy until nearly 10 o'clock last night, which is unusual for me because as soon as it gets dark outside I start to struggle to concentrate!

Anyway- Here is my card:

Ingredients Used:

Image: Hannah Lynn Digi- Moonglow
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Papers: MME - Beautiful Life
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Die: Memory Box
Ribbon, Flowers & Gem from stash

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Truly Scrumptious - Distressing & Die cuts/Punches
Passion for Promarkers - Cut it Out
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Material Girl (felt flower)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Great Sketch!
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Buttons and/or Bows
Totally Papercrafts - Saturated Colours
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - For a Special Lady
Do You Stack Up - Case the DT

Right, I'm off to make dinner, put some more washing on and have another play!!

See you soon
Berni xx

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Deck the Halls

Evening my little blog dwellers!

Almost halfway through the week already, it's been a bit crappy so far. I can't seem to sell anything, I even asked my boss if there was something wrong with my face! 
We had a delivery today from Vauxhall, as they are sponsoring Home Nations Football, they have sent us a bag full of England car flags, so our Vectra came home tonight looking like a proper chav mobile!!

Anyway, on to my card, and I can't say why, but after my last card I was inspired to make another Christmas Card!!

Ingredients Used:

Stamp: Lil of the Valley- James the Bear "Deck the Halls"
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Papers: Me to You 
Cardstock: Glitter-ations
Punches/Dies: Nellie Snellen & Marianne Createables
Ribbon: Papermania
Gems from Stash
Silver glitter cardstock

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Lil's Little Fairies - Diamonds & Pearls
Passion for Promarkers - Cut it out
Stampin for the Weekend - Sparkle & Shine
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Lots of Layers (the bear is decoupaged and  2 paper layers)
Pile it on - Sparkle & Shine

That's it from me for today, I need my beauty sleep if my customers are anything to go by!

See you soon
Berni xx

Monday, 23 April 2012

OMG a Christmas Card!!

Evening everyone!

Monday again! Back to work today and I'm glad to be back home now. I'm pooped!

Over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge they have a 'No Patterned Paper' challenge. Now I know it doesn't have to, but this screams 'white on white' to me, and white on white cards make wonderful Christmas Cards
which I why I choose to make this:

Ok, so it's not strictly white on white as I've used a red ribbon, but it has no patterned paper!

Ingredients used:

Stamp: Penny Black - Royal Mail
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug & Papermania
Dies: Marianne Createables, Memory Box & Nesties
Ribbon: Anitas
Gems from stash
Stickles and Glamour Dust

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - No Patterned Paper
Truly Scrumptious - Sketch
Pile it on - Sparkle & Shine
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Lots of Layers
Sparkles Christmas - Colour me happy (fav colours: white on white)
Thats it from me today
Berni xx

Sunday, 22 April 2012

100 Posts!!

Evening Everyone!!

Wow! This is my 100th post! It's taken me over a year to get here, but I've enjoyed every minute of it!

The weather is driving me mad again today, I get all our laundry done during the weekend and its hanging all over the place. Every time I put it outside I have to run and fetch it in again!

I've been busy in my craft room again and have this to show you:

I've been rebelling against the weather and have gone for something really bright!!

Ingredients Used:

Image: Papermania Born to Shop
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Papers: Echo Park Summer
Cardstock: Bazzil Basics
Sentiment: Papermania
Ribbons: Papermania & The Ribbon Girl
Buttons & Flowers: Papermania

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

I Love Promarkers - Lets Go Shopping!
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch #150
Sweet Stampin - Use more than 1 ribbon
Totally Papercrafts - All Buttoned Up
Crafty Catz - Checks & Stripes
Do You Stack Up - Stripes
The Secret Crafter - Inspired by a film title: Pretty Woman
My Mums Craft Shop - Favourite Song/Movie: Pretty Woman

I'm off to finish dinner and watch the voice

See you soon
Berni xx

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Sitting Pretty

Evening My Loves

I've had a proper busy day today! I was at work this morning, I've been cleaning this afternoon and I even managed to fit in making a card. The weather has been very strange, we've had bright sunshine, followed by heavy downpours, followed by scorching sun again!

I'm being driven slightly mad by our Mortgage advisor at the moment. We're still waiting for the Mortgage offer, he keeps telling us 'we'll know by Friday' but two of those Friday's have now passed and we still don't have the offer! I really hope I'll be able to look back on this in a few months and laugh.

Anyway, here is the card I have to show for today's efforts:

Ingredients Used:

Image: Pink Gem Polymer Stamp- Sitting Chloe
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Papers: 3 Different Papermania pads
Cardstock: Core-dinations
Lace & Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls from stash

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers - Pink, Pearls & Lace
Simon Says Stamp - Dawny's Sketch
Wild Orchid Challenge - Spring is in the air

I think a glass of wine is in order, The Voice and then bed :)

See you soon
Berni xx