Saturday, 22 October 2011

Our Big Trip and a card.

Hello all - I don't know if I am completely back to earth yet but am trying my best. A good sleep-in helped a bit this morning!! We did have a wonderful time in Melbourne, doing all the girly things ( well I tagged along ) Lowri and Liz did the girly things, I carried the bags!! Liz drove (with the help of the GPS), Lowri navigated, and I sat in the back seat and prayed!! All turned out well, not too many detours! Then it was down to Geelong where Kaisercraft put on a tremendous day for us all. The team are simply wonderful, gave us the red carpet treatment and it was so nice to meet them all. I for one, didn't realise just what a big concern Kaisercraft is, so was  favourably impressed after having had a tour of the factory and the outlet store. Thanks so much to all you special people.
I will include a few photos that I took, but I'm afraid I forgot I had a camera most of the time. Just too busy checking on everything!!

This was taken at breakfast so we all look a bit sleepy!

Liz and I out on the town.

Lowri, Al, Liz and Shirl, these girls are so lovely.

Outside Kaisercraft factory having lunch. It was a beatiful day as you can see. The two girls in the foreground are the designers / artists who design all the lovely collections, Claire and Jess. They even gave us an insight into how they work. Claire gets married today so we wish her well, hope her day goes of beautifully and we're looking forward to some photos.
Well, a great time was had by all but now must get back to normal living! I did come home with a good number of next year's collections to play with, so am looking forward to that. Must say you are all going to be impressed with the new ranges!

This is a card I have just made for a 60th wedding anniversary, for a friend. Spellbinders labels and No16 die was used, Kaiser flowers, and seam binding which has been coloured with glimmermist. Love this stuff also the seam binding. It bows so lovely using my bow-tie.
We are heading down South this week to see our south families so am really looking forward to that, even though the kids will be back at school. Don't know when I will be blogging again but 'til I do, may you all know God's blessing and I better say, may the All Blacks win. That's especially for Liz!!


Thursday, 13 October 2011

We're Off to Oz

Hi ho, hi ho, hi ho it's off to Oz we go. We must admit we're pretty excited. It will be fun to catch up with the Australian girls again and of course visit the Melbourne scrap shops. Liz has them all sussed out and she has a GPS, so as long as it is reliable we should be fine. Here's hoping!!
Thanks everyone for your good wishes, that includes you Jocelyn.

I will put a couple of cards up just to show I haven't been altogether side-tracked. The orders seem to be still coming in. Must  say I do love doing cards for special orders and personalizing them.

This card was made with one of the new, new collections that are coming out from Kaisercraft. It is just to wet your appitite - the papers are just stunning! Martha Stewart punch, Spellbinders labels die, and Kaisercraft flowers were used. I glimmermisted the main flower after I put it together. It is another 51/4" square card which I have been making more of lately.

Again using the same papers - afraid I have to keep you in suspence!! By now, you will no doubt know I love the Tilda stamps. I use my copics to colour them. Isn't that Spellbinders No 16 die lovely? Have you all noticed the Artfull Crafts have all Sellbinders dies, both old and new, on special at the moment. You can't have too many of these wonderful dies!!

Must away and pack my bag.
With blessings to you all,

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Off to Australia

Good evening everyone. Well, I'm so excited as Liz, Lowri and I are heading over to Aus to the Kaisercraft Party - can you see me grinning! We are flying over on Friday next, to Melbourne, staying a few nights there then heading down to Geelong where Kaisercraft is having the big event. It will be lovely, to not only catch up with the girls I met at SENZ but to meet others, I have not as yet met. Shirl and Lisa it will be great to finally meet you both - looking forward to that.

Had better stop waffling and show you a couple of cards.
Here is a card I made for my lovely 13year old grand-daughter, Ella. Martha Stewart punch was used for the border, I cut the name out using my  Cuttlebug Alphabet, Harmony. Before cutting it out I adhered the card to Jac paper so that it had the adhesive already on which made it easier to attach to the card. The image was a 3D. Of course, it was cut out using my Grand Calibur with a Labels 1 die. The roses I made the Marianne rose die and the ribbon was tied using my bow- tie.

This next card is called a petal card. Spellbinders Lotus die was used, Kaisercraft paper flowers crunched up and glimmer misted and the small flowers are also Kaisercraft. I really do love that seam binding, so soft and vintagey. Using glimmer mist you can colour it almost any colour you want. I have versamarked the flourish then after stamping, have chalked over it. Lastly, sponged round all edges with sepia ink to give it an aged look.

Well, another day tomorrow, my patchwork day and we are going to a friend's home out past Pleasant Point. We always enjoy driving out to Denise's place and the view is absolutely stunning. I am just starting another wallhanging - not sure where I'll hang this one but it is always fun beginning a new project.

May God bless you all my blogging friends,
A rather excited Betsy.