Monday, 23 December 2013

Random Cards for Orders

Greetings to all my special blog friends
Christmas is almost upon us for another year and I sure don't know where the year has gone. Seems only yesterday that we were preparing for last Christmas! It will be nice when we can all settle down and can really enjoy our families and friends, and of course, really focus on what this season is really all about. I found this lovely poem the other day and thought I would like to share it with you all.

May Christmas hold true for you,
Jesus' miraculous birth,
Although He was the King of Kings,
He set aside it's worth -
For His purpose was the cross,
Nothing else could take it's place,
And reconciling you to God
Was secured through His grace.   M.S.Lowndes

Today I would like to share some cards that were made for orders. Do hope you enjoy.

This was made for one of my lovely patchwork friends, who you can see, had a milestone birthday. Marie loves purple and green so it was met with much approval! I used Lilac Avenue collection from Kaisercraft.

Debbie loves travelling, hence the theme of the card. Kaisercraft's Check In collection was used and the film strip is one of Darkroom Doors.

A card specially for Ros' 70th made with Kaisercraft's Elegance collection. I rather like the colour combination in this range, especially the grey and mint.

Who's about to celebrate their GOLDEN WEDDING?  Guess!  Now, this card was actually made for Jean and Brian who have just enjoyed their celebration. Vintage cars and gold lace were the order of the day and just a little close up.

Thank you all so much for all the encouragement you have been to me over this past year. Your comments and emails have really been much appreciated.

This no doubt, will be my final post for the year, as some of the family are arriving either today or tomorrow, then we are all heading to Christchurch to enjoy a family time together for Christmas day. Have managed to get myself a nasty bug over the past day or two, so do hope it is about to move on!

Warmest wishes for a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

Blessings to each and everyone of you,

Betsy xxx

Monday, 16 December 2013

Confetti Cards From Kaisercraft

Greetings to all my blog friends. The countdown is really on now - how many sleeps?
It is a bit of a mad house here at the moment, so we will be glad when it all settles down to normal - if there is such a thing!! Really am getting a little bit old for all the excitement!

Kaisercraft has brought out another lovely collection, for December, called Confetti and I am going to show you the cards I have made for the Workshop Mag. Hope you enjoy seeing what I have done and will get some ideas for your next cards etc. Card making is so easy when working with one of Kaiser's collections as there are so many collectables with each range and it does make the projects so much easier.

I must carry on with the good work, so that is all for today.

Remember the challenges at Artfull Crafts - you have until the 22nd December to get your projects done. It is all fun with some prizes to be won. We love seeing what you come up with.

Happy crafting everyone and God bless you all, at this busy time.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 9 December 2013

Kaisercraft's Paradiso Cards.

Hello to all my blog friends. Dare say by now, you will all be hyped up for the holiday period! I'm sure glad it's only once a year, although I do enjoy the time spent with the family.

Today I am going to share the cards I made for Kaisercraft's Workshop Mag, for December, using the Paradiso collection. It is sure to get you all in holiday mode - I really did enjoy this one.

Don't you feel like sailing away to a paradise island? A lot of collectables were used on these cards and there was certainly a lovely variety.

Must carry on with the good work - enjoy your day whatever you are doing. Don't get too stressed out.

Blessings to you all,

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 2 December 2013

The Looking Glass Cards - Kaisercraft

Good morning ladies - not many sleeps now 'til the big day! Do hope you are all up to scratch with your preparations etc. Of course your cards will be all made by now! As there are plenty of ideas floating around in blogworld, it should be making the job so much easier. We sure get worked up about one day in the year, don't we? Sometimes we are so busy that we forget the true meaning of this special time, God's gift to us in the form of His Son. May you all be blessed this Christmas.

Today thought I would show you the cards I have made for the Workshop Mag using the Looking Glass collection from Kaisercraft. It is very reminiscent of Alice In Wonderland, one of my very favourite books as a kid, which I read, read and reread and it was a fun collection to work with.

Again using Cherry Lynn's Step Card die. I have just discovered another way to fold this die which gives it a  different look. Watch this space ladies!

The Mad Hatter's Teaparty - isn't it cute?

A gate fold card this time.

I have made use of Kaisercraft's wooden flourishes for this card and the previous one. Have coloured them black with my Kaiserfusion Alcohol pens then added Dimension for a shine. The picture I found while browsing the net one day - thought it was appropriate.

That's it ladies - thank you for checking out my blog, the comments and emails. It does make blogging all worth while when I know you appreciate the cards I share.

Many blessings to you all, have a great day whatever you are doing and don't get too bogged down!

Betsy  xxx