Monday, 23 June 2014

Heirloom Cards - Kaisercraft

B r r r -  it sure is cold this morning! The sun is shining beautifully but the ground is very white - just too white to put the washing out yet but I'm sure it will get warmer as the day progresses. Hope so anyway!

This month, Kaisercraft brought out three collections, as per usual - Something Blue, Dream Big and Heirloom, so today I am sharing the cards I did with the Heirloom range. These were just for Artfull Crafts as we didn't make it into the Magazine.

There are a vintage range of papers in this collection as you can see - the colours are lovely - of course, being one of my favourite colour combinations. For this card I have used a number of the collectables and I have added Prima flowers which go so beautifully.

A very simple card again making use of the collectables. Plenty of sponging with Sepia ink adds to the vintage look.

As I only did two cards with Heirloom, thought I would show you one I have done with the fabulous Graphic45, Botanical Tea collection. The papers are so gorgeous!! I can't remember what this style of card is called but I did have fun making it. While we were at camp, Liz, Trina and I played with the design, this being the end result, which we were quite pleased with. Trina has even taught it since, in one of her classes, as she liked it so much.

Well ladies, this will be my last posting for a couple of weeks, as I am heading off to find some warmer weather!! No, not really, but Liz and I are flying out to Australia on Saturday, as we are going to be attending the Kaisercraft's Retailer's Days, at Geelong. We do have fun and are really looking forward to catching up with all our Australian friends and all the special people at Kaisercraft. Maybe the last time for this OLD lady!! After being in Australia for four days, we are flying direct to Auckland where we are attending the SENZ paper crafting exhibition. Artfull Crafts have a shop and I am so excited at the prospect, to again be meeting all my friends up there, even though I will not be teaching this year. Some of us are past our used-by date!! Liz has kindly given me a little job to do, at the shop, which I know will be fun.

Thanks ladies for all your support, comments and emails and for taking the time to check out my blog - I really do enjoy being in touch and appreciate each one of you.

May you all have an enjoyable day and know God's blessing.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 16 June 2014

Dream Big Cards - Kaisercraft

Another week has flown by and here we are on another Monday morning. It is a very dismal day here, certainly not an outside day! Even so, my husband has gone to check on a local bull sale today and do hope he doesn't get tempted! I sure don't know where I would house an Angus bull on our little section!! They say, once a farmer always a farmer - how true!

Today I am going to share the cards I have made with one of June's Kaisercraft Collection, Dream Big. It has a gorgeous colour palette - I love the mint and orange combination, but as you will see I have also brought another colourways out, which I love to do. Nothing is in concrete, not even Kaisercraft's collections.

For this card I have mainly used the collectables, fussy cut a flower from one of the papers, added a Tim Holtz negative tape and a little camera trinket attached with bakers twine. It is a 5 1/4" square card.

Another 5 1/4" square card and again I have used the collectables from the pack. The doily is also a collectable.

Now, this is the card I referred to as being totally different!  There was a page of red in the 6 x 6 pad which I thought lent itself to more romantic card. The mannequin and the love, are wooden flourishes from Kaisercraft which I coloured using my Kaiserfusion pens. Martha Stewart Lace Heart Edge border punch was used for either sides of the border. A heart doily, and some Kaiser flowers completed the look. One would never know it was from the same collection, would they?!

Not many sleeps now 'til we are winging our way to Australia and then of course our big weekend at Auckland. So looking forward to both. Must carry on with the good work in the meantime, just heading to my workroom to do some more samples for our Lizzie, at Artfull Crafts.

Happy crafting ladies, thank you all for taking the time to check out this ramble and hope you enjoy viewing the cards I have added. This collection is available now, at Artfull Crafts.

With blessings to you all,

Betsy  xxx

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Something Blue Cards - Kaisercraft

Good morning ladies - yes, I know I am a day late but sometimes life gets in the way! An unexpected trip to Christchurch yesterday after having a fabulous weekend with my patchwork friends at  camp. It was a super weekend and I did manage to achieve quite a lot, of course, as well as eating and having lots of fun. It was rather cold but we had plenty of heaters going and a few layers of extra clothes. Will show you some photos of the accomplishments at a later date.

Now, to share three cards made with the romantic Something Blue from Kaisercraft which is one of June's collection. It is another lovely range with gorgeous colours. Black, white, camel and a touch of blue. Hope you enjoy ladies and get some ideas for your next wedding, engagement or anniversary cards.

Again, the Cherry Lynn Step Card Die for the main card, Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, Spellbinders Oval die plus the scalloped ovals die. The silhouette I love - it is Tattered Lace, Couple, D169.

For this card I have used the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die, Butterfly Magic. After cutting it out I placed it on acetate for stability then foam mounted it onto a shape cut with the Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8. Using my multi-mat ( another must have, but unavailable at the moment to purchase ) I went round the outside of the cut frame to make a bigger size. Foam mounted both onto the base card. Now the butterfly is wrapping paper I bought many years ago, I glued it to card then put it through the die again. I love the effect.

Lucky last ladies. A 5 1/2" square card this time. The die I have used is a Memory Box, Tiffany Frame Die which is very delicate. Style 9840. The card is self explanatory really, a bit of lace, cut out some leaves using Spellbinders Foliage Die and script paper and I added a Prima canvas flower.

We are getting a little excited here, as our trip to Australia is looming up fast now, that is for Liz and I, then of course we fly direct to Auckland for the big SENZ weekend. Even though one gets a little tired, it is all well worth it, just wish I was twenty years younger, at times like this!!! I love catching up with all the friends that we have made on previous occasions, it is fun, fun, fun!

Well ladies, hope you are all keeping warm and enjoying whatever you are engaged in.
May God bless you all.

Betsy xxx