Monday, 26 October 2015

Three Random Cards

Well, what a lovely Labour Day we are having here in New Zealand - the weather couldn't be better. Thinking especially of all those fortunate people who are enjoying time away. Mind you, I do like being at home. Saying that, I had a super time up in Christchurch with two of my lovely daughters at the beginning of the week - coffee, shopping etc and just being able to have time with them, is lovely.
As a result, putting up blogs was the furtherest from my mind last Monday - hope I am forgiven.

Today, I thought I would share three cards that I have recently made.

Jay absolutely adores sparkly shoes, so this die is from Tattered Lace and it is gorgeous.I have used glitter card. Still wish I could wear shoes like this but those days have well and truely gone!! I have used the Cherry Lyn Designs Step Card die for cutting the main card.

Attached to one of the latest Australian Simply Card Magazine was this free stamp. A new Martha Stewart Punch, I have just acquired, to do the bottom edge and I have added Sospeso Transparente flowers - the Helleborus series. I am rather attached to these. They are so fun to make.

The last card today, is one made for a retired farmer who owned a dairy farm, as well he was a dog trialist. I was asked to incorporate the two aspects of his life,  hence this is the final result. The images were found on Pinterest.

Out for lunch today with our second lovely daughter and family - we were all invited to spend time with a fabulous couple who have recently shifted to our area. Jane and Vaughan are old friends of Jo and Wals, so was super to catch up again. Now we are off to a little boy's birthday party. No time to get bored here.

Trusting you have all had a relaxing few days, happy crafting and special blessings. Thanks for popping by.

Betsy  xxx

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Class Cards Today

I know ladies it is Tuesday but Monday slipped by so quickly - it is better late than never they say!

We had a lovely day yesterday, spent with a super group of ladies. Out for lunch, then in the afternoon we enjoyed a fabulous Christmas break-up, with the Wilson Street Baptist Ladies, making cards. I do love these ladies and it is always fun being with them. The card that was made for me is so beautiful, that I just have to share it today - I don't know why they call me in to tutor really!! There is so much talent among these ladies, as you can see. Thanks so much Daphne.

Isn't it stunning ladies? Graphic 45 and Daphne sure knows my favourite colours.

Being Christmas of course, we made appropriate cards and these two are what I taught. Very simple but I think our ladies enjoyed making them. We have a magnetic closing on this first card and they are always a little tricky to attach but all went well. Kaisercraft's Holy Night collection was used, also their star die and the picture is from Pinterest again.

One of my old stamps, which I have never had the heart to give away, is the window stamp and we have used it here. Embossed with gold then cut out. The brickwork is another die from Kaisercraft, also the sentiment is as well. Again, I resorted to Pinterest for the image. Considerable time is spent on that site!!

I have another class tomorrow, at Artfull Crafts, so had better go and get myself prepared. It is wet here today, so I have no urge to get outside, just as well.

Thanks for stopping by ladies, happy crafting and many blessings,

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 5 October 2015

Cards Using Couture Creation

A special good morning to all my friends, and what a lovely morning it is.

I have been having a lot of fun lately, playing with the collection from Couture Creations,  called Hearts Ease. It is one of my very favourites at the moment - the colours are stunning and it has a very vintage feel about it. I feel it is very appropriate for sympathy cards, so have added two here for your perusal.

A very simple card, making full use of the lovely papers. The frame round the sentiment was cut using Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8. This stamp has been well used and it has been around for a while - I can't remember where it came from but I do love the words.

Again, I have just used the papers and one of the collectables, for the sentiment. A card that can be put together at a moment's notice. I think you will agree the colours are gorgeous. The collection was bought at Warehouse Stationery.

After a very boisterous day yesterday, it is lovely to see the sun and to see all my tulips standing up tall again. There is certainly a lot of colour, to enjoy, in the garden at the moment, so had better go and make the most of it.

Trust you are all enjoying the school holidays and also finding a little time to get some crafting in. With very special  blessings to you all.

Betsy  xxx