Sunday, 24 September 2017

Kaisercraft's Lilac Whisper Cards

Good evening to all. Yes, it is an early post but I am having some lovely friends coming tomorrow for a crafting day, so time in the morning will be at a premium. We sure have a lovely time when we get together - I don't really know if we achieve much, but we do have fun.

It has been a very exciting week for us here, as we have welcomed a gorgeous wee great grandson into our family. He is a little stunner and not so wee either, as he weighed 9lbs2oz - certainly well covered!! I can hardly wait to get my hands on him but I must exercise a little self control, so as to leave Mum and Dad to enjoy him the first few weeks. Great Grandad and I will be travelling down in the very near future, to be sure - we are both over the moon! We give thanks to God for little Clayton Jessy, also Zoe and Jessy for this perfect little boy. 

So much for our excitement!! I thought I would share a couple of cards today made with Kaisercraft's Lilac Whisper Collection which has been ever so popular. The colours are lovely, very delicate.




A simple 5 1/4" square card a bit of lace and of course my favourite foamiran flowers. Seam binding has been used for the ribbon.




This card is the same size as the previous one and I have used the same collection. Heartfelt Creations are bringing out some lovely stamps, dies etc and I have used a couple on this card. The Window Frame stamps and dies are HCPC- 3794 stamp and HCD1-7148 die. The shutters are from the Window Box Elements HCD1-7150. I can see a lot of uses for these products. Again a foamiran flower with some berries and some gauze.

That's me tonight ladies. It has been a very busy day today so I am looking forward to climbing into my bed. Trust all are well and are getting some crafting done. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and may you all know God's blessings. Until next week.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 18 September 2017

Three Birthday Cards

Hello to all. Well Spring has disappeared today, it is very wet here but looking on the positive side it is good for Hugh's garden and all his Spring plantings. Tomatoes are still at my front door in shelter and it was his plan to plant them in the glass house today. Another day tomorrow I say!!

Last week was very busy and as you would have noticed, no blog. Birthday morning tea out with my lovely friends, then off to Timaru to the Baptist Ladies Craft afternoon. We're back on deck today and all is well. Do hope I'm forgiven again.

Thought I would showcase three cards today, to make up for being remiss last week. Here we go ladies.


This card was an order, for a horse loving lady. Graphic 45, Off To The Races was used, a doily and a foamiran flower and some gauze. The horse and lady have been fussy cut from one of the papers. My usual size card, 5 1/4" square.




For this card I have used Kaisercraft's Sage and Grace Collection. It is has very delicate colouring, pale grey green and salmon pink. Stunning!  I have cut out one of the shapes then cut a circle in the centre and recessed the sentiment. Another foamiran flower with some gorgeous berries. This card was made specially for my lovely grand daughter. 




As you can see 5 1/4" square cards are my favourite size - I do find them easier to make, as they stand a few more embellishments. One always needs flowers and bling! The die I have used is a Sue Wilson Backgrounds Die, Swirly Vine, CED7016. Staz apparently likes bright colours, so Bo Bunny, Butterfly Kisses Collection did fit the bill. Of course more foamiran flowers!! Do hope she likes her card and enjoys her birthday.

Thanks so much for checking in and I trust you are all enjoying whatever you find to do on this wet day. Certainly won't be any outside jobs here! With very many blessings to you all.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 4 September 2017

A Baby & Birthday Card

Good morning to all my blog friends. Trust you are all well and enjoying some lovely Spring weather and of course plenty of crafting. It is great when we can disappear into our craft spaces, forget the house work etc and really work on what we enjoy most. Well, that's my thoughts anyway!

Today I am sharing a couple of cards made for an order. This sweet lady has just become a first time Grandma, hence the baby card. A beautiful little girl has joined their family, so congratulations to all. Now, for the viewing.




My usual 5/4" square card and I have used a Sue Wilson border die to cut the lovely border. The image is one that I printed off Pinterest, so gorgeous. You will notice I have reverted back to my little flowers for this card - no foamiran!!




Back to my addiction for this one! Yes, foamiran flowers, I love making them. A very simple card, distressing the edges, cutting out a circle and using my sewing machine to do a little stitching round the outside edge. The berries also come from Foamiran, a bit of waxed cord, some gauze and I placed some sequins randomly. Do hope Bianca liked her card.

Well, my workroom is calling so had better head that direction. Thanks for stopping by and until next week, happy crafting and many blessings to all.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 28 August 2017

Christmas Cards!

Yes ladies, today I am going to share a couple of Christmas cards, as Kaisercraft brought out their fabulous collection already, called Christmas Jewel. I know it feels early in the year, but when such a stunning collection arrives it has to be made! To be honest, I have actually used it for a birthday card as well, as there are so many of the papers in the range which are generic Who could resist purple and silver grey?  There has been a request for a monthly kit made in this, so watch this space ladies.




A Z fold card for this one, just making use of the papers and some of the collectables. The poinsettias have been fussy cut from one of the papers, moulded and added to the card with mounting foam.




Just another view of the same card.




What could be simpler than this 5/4" square card and I have cut the stitched square and the circle, using my favourite ( at the moment! ) Elizabeth dies. I cannot resist making these foamiran flowers, so have done a couple of poinsettias, colouring them slightly with grey ink. I just love playing with this product which is available at Artfull Crafts - you'll be hooked too, once you start playing with it!! Take my word for it.

My workroom is calling, as last week I bought myself a lovely new sewing machine and what a time I am having. Quilting seems to be so much more fun now! Not that there was anything wrong with my old one but modern things always seem to have more up to date add ons.

Trust you are all well and enjoying some lovely Spring weather, as we are. Thank you all so much for taking the time to check this out, do hope you get a few ideas for your next cards. Remember, Artfull Craft stock this fabulous collection and if buying, I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Many blessings to you all,

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 21 August 2017

Kaisercraft's Factory 42

Good morning everyone. Monday again -  the weeks seem to be flying by! Be Christmas before we know it, in fact I have done some cards with Kaisercraft's Christmas Jewel Collection already and it is lovely. Today though, I thought I would share a couple of cards made with Factory 42 range which I must admit, even though very nice, is out of my comfort zone, as I do like flowers, bling etc.
Lizzie is working with this collection at the moment as well, preparing for her road trips and what she is producing is fabulous. There are going to be some lucky ladies in the near future! Watch Artfull Crafts posts!!




A simple 5 1/4" square card which I think is self explanatory. My Tim Holtz Clock Die is always a favourite for men's card. I did do quite a bit of mixed media grunging on the base paper, then of course, covered it up and apart from dirty hands, one wouldn't know. Oh well, I know it's there!




Another simple card, the usual size. I have added some paste to the corrugated card for a grunged look, and some Nuvo Mousse to the chipboard cogs, nothing too exciting ladies here.




I couldn't help myself, although no flowers or bling, but have added a baby card, recently made for an order. For this one I have used Pion Papers, Theodore and Bella. It is a lovely baby range and a very simple card, being my usual 5 1/4" square. I am enjoying using the stitched circular and square dies which are from Elizabeth Dies.

I have a baby quilt to complete today, so had better get into my workroom and continue with the good work! Thanks for checking in again, happy crafting and many blessings to you all.

Betsy  xxx

Sunday, 13 August 2017

SENZ Class Cards

Hello to all my lovely blog friends.

As I have a busy morning tomorrow, heading into Timaru for the Baptist Ladies Craft in the
afternoon, I thought I would add this hurried post tonight. We had a busy day at Artfull Crafts on Saturday, as I was teaching the Portrait of a Lady cards to the local ladies who didn't make it to SENZ in Auckland. They were a fun group to be with and I so enjoyed spending time with them. The bonus of course being, the stunning collection we were working with! I do love Graphic 45 papers. Many of you ladies have seen or done the cards but I thought I would add them here for those who haven't.














I won't spend time in adding the details of each card, as they really are self explanatory. Don't hesitate to contact me though, if you want further instructions on any of the cards. Do hope you enjoy the viewing of our fun class.

Must away ladies as my bed is calling. Thanks for so much checking this post out again - you are all very special to me and I do enjoy the feed back that I get given. Happy crafting and God's blessing on you all.

Betsy  xxx





Monday, 7 August 2017

Kaisercraft's Lilac Whisper Cards

What an amazing Spring morning we have here this morning - isn't it lovely to see a few bulbs poking their heads through, adding a bit of colour to a rather dreary garden scene? What an amazing God we have, in providing us with Spring after Winter - I am so thankful for His goodness in more ways that one!

After a lovely weekend down in Dunedin with my families , Jo had a visit to hospital but she's feeling a lot better now and we had a baby shower for our grand-daughter who is expecting our first great grand baby. Was so nice to share with them all at this time but we did miss the male members of the family. For some reason they didn't fell like putting in an appearance!!

Kaisercraft have brought out a gorgeous collection called Lilac Whisper, so today I thought I would share a couple of cards made with this range. I love the colour combination,  lilac with a lovely teal.




My favourite 5 1/4" square card, simply tearing, added some nice lace, a doily, the banner trim and of course, some foamiran flowers and waxed cord. I am having so much fun making these flowers - sorry Prima!!




Another example using the same collection but focusing on the teal this time. What do you reckon about my imitation brick wall? Little bricks all cut out then distressed and mounted onto the card. Again I have made use of my foamiran flowers.

That's it today ladies, must carry on with the good work. A baby cot quilt is in the making today, so that should keep me busy for a little while. It is so exciting to be welcoming a new little one into our family.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, happy crafting  and may God bless you all.

Betsy  xxx