Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Three New Cards Made for Orders

Hello to all my blogging friends.
Well, what a busy time we have been having lately! I was up in Christchurch at the weekend, teaching a wonderful group of ladies on Saturday, spent Sunday with my daughters and families, then travelled home on Monday. Since then, have been busy preparing my classes for SENZ - it's so exciting ladies and your going to love what you're going to be doing! Keep you in suspense!!
Now, here are three cards I have recently made for orders.

This is a sympathy card made with the lovely Kaisercraft, Sweet Nothings. The rose is handmade using Tim Holtz's Tattered Rose die.

I love making cards for orders, especially when I know the person I am making the for. In this case it was so. Used my Grand Calibur to cut the card shape, again Kaisercraft's Fine and Sunny collection.

When I was asked to make this card I immediately thought of this collection. Kaisercraft's Check In collection. I had actually just competed cards for Kaisercraft with this range, so it was very fresh on my mind. The photo strip is from Darkroom Door. Gracie is off on her big OE apparently.
Remember to just click on the photos to see them clearer - it does help to see the details.

All from me tonight,
Happy crafting everyone and may God bless you all,

Betsy xxx

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Kaisercraft Cards

Hello to all my blogging friends.
What a lovely day we are having after a rather frosty morning.
The cards I am sharing are ones that are published in the Kaisercraft Workshop Mag using the gorgeous Magnolia Grove collection.  Don't you just love the first two - yes, I constructed  the cards, but the credit for the design must go to Sara Sandberg of Cardmaking Paradise. She has a wonderful web-site, where, if you become a member you have access to a large number of great templates. Do check out her web-site.
 Now for the cards.

This one is called a Trellis Easel Heart Card.

One of my favourites! A Triple Heart Easel Card - don't you just love it?  Thank you again Sara, for the templates. This card especially, is always a winner, as I have said before.

Isn't this a lovely range of papers - I do just love the colours and did enjoy working with them.

Thanks so much for checking out my blog - love hearing from you all.
By the way, Teresa Collins's Design Team blog featured some of my cards, Friday last - what a thrill!!
You can check them out by going to the her design team blog.
 Remember Artfull Crafts have Teresa Collins on Centre Stage for the month of May and there are a number of competitions running, so do have a look.

All from me,
Happy crafting and many blessings,

Betsy xxx

Friday, 11 May 2012

Teresa Collins Cards

Hello all my blogging partners,

As Teresa Collins collections are being the focus on Center Stage, at Artfull Crafts, we, the design team are having a lovely time playing with these  gorgeous ranges. The three cards I am sharing today are made with Every Day Moments which are so beautiful and I just love the colours. I know you will all agree!

The gold and blue are so refreshing together.

Tim Holtz's rosette die again!! Martha Stewart punch was used for the border down the front.

Don't you love it, the collection that is? I added a deep teal with this one, as it went so well. I'm rather fond of circles on cards, as no doubt you have discovered!

All from me today.

Happy crafting, and may God bless you all,

Betsy xxx

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Better Late Than Never!!

Hello to all my blogging friend.
Another week seems to have slipped by - I really don't know where they go!
Even though Artfull Crafts have moved on from Authentique as their Centre Stage vocus, I still have some cards I would like to share with you, that I have made. Of course, it is Teresa Collins this month and I have been busy with them, as well, but will show them at a later date.

Here are the four cards - I loved working with this range. The colours are fabulous, really do lend themselves to the black contrast. The Marianne Die was used to cut out the butterfly. Gorgeous, I think you will agree!

I do make FULL use of the Tim Holtz rosette die and the Martha Stewart punch,Optic was used to cut the border.

How about a star card ladies - they are very easy to make and are so effective. This is it closed.

And I have to show it opened. Cute, isn't it?! 

I do love patchworking with fabric, but who's to say you can't pathwork papers! Just love this effect and the roses are Kaisercraft's.

Well, all from me today. Thank you so much  for checking out my blog and a big thank you to all who leave comments - I really appreciate every one of them.

Happy crafting everyone and blessings to you all.

Betsy xxx