Sunday, 24 September 2017

Kaisercraft's Lilac Whisper Cards

Good evening to all. Yes, it is an early post but I am having some lovely friends coming tomorrow for a crafting day, so time in the morning will be at a premium. We sure have a lovely time when we get together - I don't really know if we achieve much, but we do have fun.

It has been a very exciting week for us here, as we have welcomed a gorgeous wee great grandson into our family. He is a little stunner and not so wee either, as he weighed 9lbs2oz - certainly well covered!! I can hardly wait to get my hands on him but I must exercise a little self control, so as to leave Mum and Dad to enjoy him the first few weeks. Great Grandad and I will be travelling down in the very near future, to be sure - we are both over the moon! We give thanks to God for little Clayton Jessy, also Zoe and Jessy for this perfect little boy. 

So much for our excitement!! I thought I would share a couple of cards today made with Kaisercraft's Lilac Whisper Collection which has been ever so popular. The colours are lovely, very delicate.




A simple 5 1/4" square card a bit of lace and of course my favourite foamiran flowers. Seam binding has been used for the ribbon.




This card is the same size as the previous one and I have used the same collection. Heartfelt Creations are bringing out some lovely stamps, dies etc and I have used a couple on this card. The Window Frame stamps and dies are HCPC- 3794 stamp and HCD1-7148 die. The shutters are from the Window Box Elements HCD1-7150. I can see a lot of uses for these products. Again a foamiran flower with some berries and some gauze.

That's me tonight ladies. It has been a very busy day today so I am looking forward to climbing into my bed. Trust all are well and are getting some crafting done. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and may you all know God's blessings. Until next week.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 18 September 2017

Three Birthday Cards

Hello to all. Well Spring has disappeared today, it is very wet here but looking on the positive side it is good for Hugh's garden and all his Spring plantings. Tomatoes are still at my front door in shelter and it was his plan to plant them in the glass house today. Another day tomorrow I say!!

Last week was very busy and as you would have noticed, no blog. Birthday morning tea out with my lovely friends, then off to Timaru to the Baptist Ladies Craft afternoon. We're back on deck today and all is well. Do hope I'm forgiven again.

Thought I would showcase three cards today, to make up for being remiss last week. Here we go ladies.


This card was an order, for a horse loving lady. Graphic 45, Off To The Races was used, a doily and a foamiran flower and some gauze. The horse and lady have been fussy cut from one of the papers. My usual size card, 5 1/4" square.




For this card I have used Kaisercraft's Sage and Grace Collection. It is has very delicate colouring, pale grey green and salmon pink. Stunning!  I have cut out one of the shapes then cut a circle in the centre and recessed the sentiment. Another foamiran flower with some gorgeous berries. This card was made specially for my lovely grand daughter. 




As you can see 5 1/4" square cards are my favourite size - I do find them easier to make, as they stand a few more embellishments. One always needs flowers and bling! The die I have used is a Sue Wilson Backgrounds Die, Swirly Vine, CED7016. Staz apparently likes bright colours, so Bo Bunny, Butterfly Kisses Collection did fit the bill. Of course more foamiran flowers!! Do hope she likes her card and enjoys her birthday.

Thanks so much for checking in and I trust you are all enjoying whatever you find to do on this wet day. Certainly won't be any outside jobs here! With very many blessings to you all.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 4 September 2017

A Baby & Birthday Card

Good morning to all my blog friends. Trust you are all well and enjoying some lovely Spring weather and of course plenty of crafting. It is great when we can disappear into our craft spaces, forget the house work etc and really work on what we enjoy most. Well, that's my thoughts anyway!

Today I am sharing a couple of cards made for an order. This sweet lady has just become a first time Grandma, hence the baby card. A beautiful little girl has joined their family, so congratulations to all. Now, for the viewing.




My usual 5/4" square card and I have used a Sue Wilson border die to cut the lovely border. The image is one that I printed off Pinterest, so gorgeous. You will notice I have reverted back to my little flowers for this card - no foamiran!!




Back to my addiction for this one! Yes, foamiran flowers, I love making them. A very simple card, distressing the edges, cutting out a circle and using my sewing machine to do a little stitching round the outside edge. The berries also come from Foamiran, a bit of waxed cord, some gauze and I placed some sequins randomly. Do hope Bianca liked her card.

Well, my workroom is calling so had better head that direction. Thanks for stopping by and until next week, happy crafting and many blessings to all.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 28 August 2017

Christmas Cards!

Yes ladies, today I am going to share a couple of Christmas cards, as Kaisercraft brought out their fabulous collection already, called Christmas Jewel. I know it feels early in the year, but when such a stunning collection arrives it has to be made! To be honest, I have actually used it for a birthday card as well, as there are so many of the papers in the range which are generic Who could resist purple and silver grey?  There has been a request for a monthly kit made in this, so watch this space ladies.




A Z fold card for this one, just making use of the papers and some of the collectables. The poinsettias have been fussy cut from one of the papers, moulded and added to the card with mounting foam.




Just another view of the same card.




What could be simpler than this 5/4" square card and I have cut the stitched square and the circle, using my favourite ( at the moment! ) Elizabeth dies. I cannot resist making these foamiran flowers, so have done a couple of poinsettias, colouring them slightly with grey ink. I just love playing with this product which is available at Artfull Crafts - you'll be hooked too, once you start playing with it!! Take my word for it.

My workroom is calling, as last week I bought myself a lovely new sewing machine and what a time I am having. Quilting seems to be so much more fun now! Not that there was anything wrong with my old one but modern things always seem to have more up to date add ons.

Trust you are all well and enjoying some lovely Spring weather, as we are. Thank you all so much for taking the time to check this out, do hope you get a few ideas for your next cards. Remember, Artfull Craft stock this fabulous collection and if buying, I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Many blessings to you all,

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 21 August 2017

Kaisercraft's Factory 42

Good morning everyone. Monday again -  the weeks seem to be flying by! Be Christmas before we know it, in fact I have done some cards with Kaisercraft's Christmas Jewel Collection already and it is lovely. Today though, I thought I would share a couple of cards made with Factory 42 range which I must admit, even though very nice, is out of my comfort zone, as I do like flowers, bling etc.
Lizzie is working with this collection at the moment as well, preparing for her road trips and what she is producing is fabulous. There are going to be some lucky ladies in the near future! Watch Artfull Crafts posts!!




A simple 5 1/4" square card which I think is self explanatory. My Tim Holtz Clock Die is always a favourite for men's card. I did do quite a bit of mixed media grunging on the base paper, then of course, covered it up and apart from dirty hands, one wouldn't know. Oh well, I know it's there!




Another simple card, the usual size. I have added some paste to the corrugated card for a grunged look, and some Nuvo Mousse to the chipboard cogs, nothing too exciting ladies here.




I couldn't help myself, although no flowers or bling, but have added a baby card, recently made for an order. For this one I have used Pion Papers, Theodore and Bella. It is a lovely baby range and a very simple card, being my usual 5 1/4" square. I am enjoying using the stitched circular and square dies which are from Elizabeth Dies.

I have a baby quilt to complete today, so had better get into my workroom and continue with the good work! Thanks for checking in again, happy crafting and many blessings to you all.

Betsy  xxx

Sunday, 13 August 2017

SENZ Class Cards

Hello to all my lovely blog friends.

As I have a busy morning tomorrow, heading into Timaru for the Baptist Ladies Craft in the
afternoon, I thought I would add this hurried post tonight. We had a busy day at Artfull Crafts on Saturday, as I was teaching the Portrait of a Lady cards to the local ladies who didn't make it to SENZ in Auckland. They were a fun group to be with and I so enjoyed spending time with them. The bonus of course being, the stunning collection we were working with! I do love Graphic 45 papers. Many of you ladies have seen or done the cards but I thought I would add them here for those who haven't.














I won't spend time in adding the details of each card, as they really are self explanatory. Don't hesitate to contact me though, if you want further instructions on any of the cards. Do hope you enjoy the viewing of our fun class.

Must away ladies as my bed is calling. Thanks for so much checking this post out again - you are all very special to me and I do enjoy the feed back that I get given. Happy crafting and God's blessing on you all.

Betsy  xxx





Monday, 7 August 2017

Kaisercraft's Lilac Whisper Cards

What an amazing Spring morning we have here this morning - isn't it lovely to see a few bulbs poking their heads through, adding a bit of colour to a rather dreary garden scene? What an amazing God we have, in providing us with Spring after Winter - I am so thankful for His goodness in more ways that one!

After a lovely weekend down in Dunedin with my families , Jo had a visit to hospital but she's feeling a lot better now and we had a baby shower for our grand-daughter who is expecting our first great grand baby. Was so nice to share with them all at this time but we did miss the male members of the family. For some reason they didn't fell like putting in an appearance!!

Kaisercraft have brought out a gorgeous collection called Lilac Whisper, so today I thought I would share a couple of cards made with this range. I love the colour combination,  lilac with a lovely teal.




My favourite 5 1/4" square card, simply tearing, added some nice lace, a doily, the banner trim and of course, some foamiran flowers and waxed cord. I am having so much fun making these flowers - sorry Prima!!




Another example using the same collection but focusing on the teal this time. What do you reckon about my imitation brick wall? Little bricks all cut out then distressed and mounted onto the card. Again I have made use of my foamiran flowers.

That's it today ladies, must carry on with the good work. A baby cot quilt is in the making today, so that should keep me busy for a little while. It is so exciting to be welcoming a new little one into our family.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, happy crafting  and may God bless you all.

Betsy  xxx


Monday, 24 July 2017

Two New Cards

Good morning all.

No, we haven't developed flippers yet but was sure on the verge of it!! We have had so much rain over the past few days, but I must say, we at Geraldine, have been let off relatively lightly compared to our neighbours at Timaru and further afield. Trust the clean up is going well for everyone.

Today I thought I would showcase another couple of cards which I have made recently. Of course I have again used more of the foamiran flowers which I love making, as no doubt you will have guessed by now!




I recently acquired these two Elizabeth Dies - the square stitched one and the circle one on the following card. I really do like them and find there are a variety of ways to use them. There are a number of dies in each set, some with the stitched edge and some with the spot edge. I have made this card using Kaisercraft's Keepsake collection, which is lovely. It is my favourite size card, 5 1/4" square. The roses are made using white foamiran, coloured slightly with my small ink pads. The leaves are made from green foamiran, hand cut. A few sequins have been added for effect.




A very similar card but for this one I have used Ultimate Crafts, Rambling Rose Collection. The  grey and white cut outs behind the flower arrangement have been cut using Marianne Creatables, LR0192. Quite self explanatory otherwise.

Remember ladies that Artfull Crafts stock the Foamiran and the associated products. Thanks again for calling and I do hope I have given you further ideas for your cards etc. I may not be around next week as I am heading down to Dunedin, weather permitting, to catch up with our South families. Looking forward to that!

Happy crafting ladies until next time and may you all know God's blessing.

Betsy  xxx


Monday, 17 July 2017

More Foamiran Cards

Hello special blog friends. We are having a rather cool spell at the moment weatherwise, but we are not going to focus on that, are we?  It is Winter you know, so looking forward to Spring which is my favourite time of the year. To make up for no colour in the garden at the moment, I have been making my own flowers, which I must admit is very addictive, so today thought I would share some more cards using more of this amazing product. Foamiran.



I have used Kaisercraft's Brick Wall die for this card as I wanted to give it a rambling look. The berries are super, I'm sure you will agree. A simple 5 1/4" square card with a bit of distressing round the edges, also some machine stitching.


                       

For this card I have again used my Cherry Lynne Step Card Die, and Kaisercraft's P.S.I Love You paper collection. Marianne Craftables, CR1239 has been used for the circular frame. Some more of the gorgeous berries!
       



This is just a little spray I made to wear on my shoulder at SENZ, as I had to advertise this fabulous product and I was so proud to do so. Ladies, I so love this as I know you will when playing with it. Artfull Craft's now stocks it so do contact them for the latest - you won't be disappointed I can guarantee!

I wonder how long this new addiction will last, many of you will be saying but I can assure you not in the immediate future!! I do really enjoy producing these flowers.

Must head to my workroom, as there is lots awaiting to be done. Thanks for checking in and many blessings to you all.

Betsy  xxx

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Foamiran Flowers

A very good evening to all. As I have an appointment in Timaru tomorrow I thought I would jump the gun and add a post tonight.

We had an amazing time in Auckland last weekend, at SENZ, which is a rather big Paper Crafting Expo held once a year. Crafting ladies from all over came to join us and it was so lovely having my special friends come up with us. A lovely group from Australia where present this year as well. Was so nice seeing a number of familiar faces from across the ditch. Thanks to all the ladies who came and did my class - I enjoyed it, as I trust you all did as well. Sure were a lot of favourable comments. My favourite time was spent at Artfull Craft's Stall, making and showcasing the foamiran flowers. It is a product which is so nice to work with and the results are fabulous. Artfull Crafts now stocks this product, so don't hesitate to contact them if you are tempted.

As I made cards, for samples to take North, I thought I would share some of them today. Do hope you enjoy the viewing ladies.




A very simple card made using a Sue Wilson Die, Mini Gemini Die, Aquila, CED4417. The simplicity shows off the flowers and berries I feel.




Again simple and I have used the Spellbinder's Majestic Labels 25, S5-189. I love the daisy flower on this one.




Lastly a blue poppy. Spellbinder's Nestabilities Die, Oval Regalia, S4-492 was used for this one, being a 5 1/4" square card. Anyway ladies, this is to just give you a little taste of what can be done with this fun product - the possibilities are endless. There are a number of You-Tubes that can be watched on line, to excite you further! I do find it very addictive.I go into my workroom to make cards and end up making flowers! Today it was a lovely big pink poppy which I will share later - it is so realistic.

Thank you all so much for stopping by and it was so nice meeting up with many of you at SENZ. Until next week ladies, happy crafting and God bless each of you.

Betsy  xxx






Monday, 26 June 2017

A New Fun Product

Well, life is fairly busy here at the moment as we are all focused on the big SENZ, Paper Crafting Expo which is held in Auckland, over the next weekend. We so enjoy this time although we are relatively busy. Meeting up with all the fabulous like minded friends that I have made over the years is an absolute bonus and of course, meeting up with new ones. Look out Auckland here we come!!

Today I thought I would share a couple of cards which I have made using a new product which we are going to showcase at SENZ. It is so much fun to use and the results are stunning. I am looking forward to being the demonstrator for Artfull Crafts, using this, showing all you ladies what can be achieved. Just a little foretaste today!




Foamiran is the latest trend for making flowers and I can't stop playing with it. I have just added a foamiran flower to this simple card which was made for an anniversary card, for an order.




A birthday card order this time, a circular easel card with another foamiran flower. Just a couple of the many flowers that can be achieved using this amazing product. Watch this space ladies, also Artfull Crafts is on the band wagon, so keep an eye on their web site for all the associated products.

All for today, must go and carry on with the preparing. Thanks so much for checking this out and do hope you all make a visit to Artfull Crafts stand, at SENZ as we would love to catch up. With many blessings to you all.

Betsy  xxx


Monday, 12 June 2017

Kaisercraft's Hanami Garden

What a fabulous morning we have here in Geraldine this morning. Trust you are all enjoying similar wherever you are. A very quick post today as I am expecting visitors this PM. and I am not long out of my snugly bed! Just as well my visitors know me well, isn't it Lyn?!

Sometime back I did a class at Artfull Crafts using Kaisercraft's Hanami Garden collection and I must say it did make a hit, so thought I would share the two cards today. Hope you get some inspiration from the viewing. This collection came out in February so it is a while ago now.




This first card is a screen card with a few extra fold lines. The range has an almost Asian feel so I thought it did suit this style of card. What's your thoughts ladies? The strip top and bottom is actually washi tape. ( I used some of my decorative stash!!) Oh no!




For our classes we always do one intricate first, then a simpler card for the second one, hence this one was next. It is an easy folded one, just adding some of the lovely papers and a few embellishments. A Martha Stewart border punch was used for the edge.

That's it today, thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your day ladies and many blessings to you all.

Betsy  xxx


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Graphic 45

I know I'm a day late and I do apologise for that, but life does get in the way sometimes! We had a lovely couple of days in Christchurch with our girls and families - Rachelle and Mike have headed to USA for about three weeks, so we had to see them before they left. Our grandson Hamilton, is in a competition over there, he did win the New Zealand section and is now competing with the world. We do wish him well in his endeavours. Future Problem Solving is the subject, world problem solving that is! Oh, if there could be some solutions to all the heartache that abounds in the world  at the moment! Do hope he finds some answers!

Graphic 45 papers are still one of my very favourite collections and today I thought I would share a couple of cards I have made using the beautiful Portrait of a Lady range. Actually I am teaching at SENZ with these papers, so ladies we are in for a fab time. Love, love, love it!! Now I must admit, the first card was an idea I saw on the web, so it isn't an original.





I can't give the credit where it is due, as I have forgotten where I found it, but a big thank you to the designer. I think it is lovely - I have changed it slightly. The roses at the bottom have been fussy cut from one of the papers. The big rose is from Prima.




One of my own here - I love the perfume bottles which were fussy cut again, Kaisercraft's Circle Vines Die, DD547 and the vintage clip is from Prima. It really does add to the elegance of this card.

Not long now ladies until we head North for the SENZ expo. I have a few friends who are getting pretty excited about it all, some have not been before so that is giving them an extra buzz. As well as the shop girls, there are eight or nine others coming with us from this area, so should be fun as usual.

Well must away, do trust you are all keeping warm and enjoying whatever you are finding to do.
May God bless each and every one of you,

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 29 May 2017

My New Toys!

Hello to all my blog friends. It is so nice to be in touch again for another week - do trust you are all well and enjoying whatever you are doing.

Today I thought I would share a couple of cards made with  my new toys!! I have had so much fun using these stamps which are from Altenew. There is no colouring in, just doing step stamping which gives this lovely effect with a minimum effort. Here are a couple of examples ladies.
There are plenty of you tubes available on the web and they are very easy to follow.




I have made these the usual size -   5 1/4" square cards. I must say thanks to Christine for the inspiration. The collection used is a Maja Design, Sofiero which is from Sweden.Very pretty papers.




Both cards are very similar and I love them both. I branched out and bought the Peony Bouquet stamp and some of the ink pad sets, which are so easy to use as they are all matching, light to dark colours. For the first card I used the Red Cosmos set and the second was Rock Collection. I do like the grey colour. You will no doubt see more of these over time, as I so enjoy making them and I have succumbed to adding a few more to the collection!! Stamps that is. When asked now for flat cards for posting, the problem is solved.

Watch this space ladies as I also have another fun product to share - Foamiran. Oh what fun one can have with it! I will share on future posts.

Must away and carry on with the good work. God bless each and every one of you,

Betsy  xxx



      

Monday, 22 May 2017

Sympathy Cards

Good morning to all. After a rather heavy frost, we can now brag we have a beautiful day - behind glass that is! It is always nice to be able to get the washing on the line, for an airing.

Just a short blog today as I have so many UFO's in my workroom to complete and I really must focus on them. Trust you will enjoy the viewing of these two sympathy cards - I don't know whether it's the age but one does seem to be in need of these more, as time goes on.




This embossing folder has always been a favourite - it embosses as well as it cuts out different areas of the card. I understand it is unavailable now. The verse is also a favourite, it speaks volumes doesn't it? The pearl card was used here as well. It sure adds another dimension to cards.




" That Folder" was used here. It originally came as a free-be with a magazine and it has certainly made a hit on the web. It is lovely and makes a 5 1/4" square card. Another choice verse on this card.
Both cards are very simple but I think one does need simple for sympathy!

I'm making a run for the workroom now, thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting. May God bless you all.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 15 May 2017

A Wedding and Birthday Card

Well, Mother's Day has been and gone for another year. Trust all you Mothers got well and truly spoilt. I did notice some gorgeous cards for Mums, on the web and for those that received them, I do know how much they would be appreciated. My family don't send cards, for some reason, but they did all make contact which was every bit as special.

Today I thought I would share a couple of cards, one being a wedding card for an order and the other is a birthday card for a special young man.




My usual 5 1/4" square card, silver and white with a touch of pink. It is quite self explanatory really but the pearl card does give it an extra WOW factor.





I have used an older Collection from Kaisercraft, for Justus's card, Outdoor Trail. He is a young man who enjoys being in the outdoors, with his Dad.

We had a super day on Saturday, at Embellish It's Crop day - we met some more out of the area ladies which we enjoyed. Introduced them to one of our shopping courts and one of them took full advantage of the visit. A fun day altogether. Thanks again Jo.

Catch you all again next week, all being well - I suppose you will all have caught up with the SENZ news. It is a fun time meeting up with many like minded ladies - consider making the trip North as it is sure worth it.

Happy crafting everyone and God bless you all,

Betsy  xxx

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Card Orders.

A special hello to all my lovely blog friends. Monday has again slipped by but here we are today. I did have a super day with a great group of ladies yesterday, making cards, of course. I feel so at home with the Wilson Street Baptist craft group, just a part of them. Thanks for having me there.

I thought I would  showcase a couple of cards I have made recently for orders. Love to know your thoughts ladies.




For this card I have used the outside edge of a Sue Wilson Die, Scattered Leaves, CED-7103. It is a gorgeous die and there are so many different ways for it to be used. The flowers have been made using the Heartfelt Creations Die, Arianna Blooms, HCPC-3608, stamping and embossing onto vellum with white, colouring on the back side with alcohol pens lightly, then cutting out using the Die system to go with these flowers. HCD1-748.





A hexagon shaped card here. As I have been working with hexagons, making a quilt, have got rather fond of them, so thought I would give a card a go. Very plain but I was rather pleased with the effect, as I hope Sandy was!

A lovely Autumn day here so will go and enjoy it.  I have to make a visit before lunch so will go and do that now. Thanks again for stopping by and checking this out. You are all so appreciated.

Happy crafting ladies and many blessings.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 1 May 2017

On Deck Again!!

Good morning to all. Yes, it is a while since I have been here but have been feeling under the weather for about four weeks now. I think I maybe on the upward trend now, thankfully. X-rays on Friday morning - do hope they reveal why I have felt so sick! Anyway, we have a lot to be thankful for and praise God for His goodness to us over many years.

Today I thought I would showcase three cards which I have recently made. Yes, I still try and keep up the card orders etc. It helps me to feel focused and not get too despondent.




Dominique enjoys ballroom dancing - the light has caught the image so not terribly clear. It is a 5 1/4" card using Paper Arts papers, Blue Carte Postale. and the frame was cut using Spellbinder's Labels 10. I rather like the blue and navy colour combination.





Another 21st card, for Isaac this time. Again 5 1/4'" and Kaisercraft's Time Machine collection. It is a very masculine range but the colour does match with Betsy's Couture, my all time favourite!!





I am partial to Grey at the moment and pink certainly goes beautifully with it. My usual size card and the papers are Kaisercraft's  P.S. I Love You collection. The square in the centre is a Sue Wilson Die but I am having difficulty remembering which one and the circle is  Kaisercraft, Circle Vines Die, DD547.

I do hope you enjoy the viewing ladies and so pleased you haven't given up on me. This past week I have been working on my SENZ class kits and I know for sure that you are going to love the collection we are working with. I certainly do - LOVE IT

All for today, happy crafting and God's blessing on you all.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 20 March 2017

Daughter's Birthday Cards

I see another fortnight has slipped by but last week we had an appointment in Christchurch, and we also spent a few days with our Christchurch families. Always love my wee catch ups with our lovely daughters! I think by now, we may have done the rounds of every coffee shop in Christchurch but in saying that, we did find a new one for our lunch, one day last week.

Today I thought I would share a couple of cards made for my girls for their birthdays, Do hope you enjoy the viewing.




Jo and family have recently moved into a new home in Dunedin so I thought this paper was appropriate. It is a Blue Fern Studios Paper, has this gorgeous house on the corner of one of the papers and then I fussy cut the spray of flowers. Very simple but it is effective. The card measures 5 1/4" square. Dare say you will notice no DIES for this one!! Very much a rarity.






Another 5 1/4" square card and for Rachelle's one I have used another new range, for me, which is a Bo Bunny, Sweet Moments Collection. The colours in this range are so pretty.The border was cut using a Sue Wilson Die, Petite Striplet - Rippled, CED1624. The Green Tara flowers have been layered onto a circle, cut using Marianne Creatables Die,CR1251.

That's it today ladies. As I am filling in for Liz on Wednesday morning, at the shop, had better head to the workroom and finish preparing the kits. Always something to keep one out of mischief!!

So nice to be in touch again, thanks for stopping by, happy crafting and many blessings to all.

Betsy  xxx


Monday, 6 March 2017

Anti Card Making Camp

Card making camp is behind us for another year and what an amazing time we had. A big thanks goes to Liz again for the wonderful weekend, also a special thanks to Cheryll Townley and Trina McClune for the time they spent tutoring us. They are both so talented and passed on a lot of different ideas etc. It was lovely meeting up with all the ladies, some of whom travelled quite a distance to be with us. I know that some of the ladies have already booked in for next year, so that does say something. I so enjoyed giving Trina a little taste of Geraldine - we wouldn't mind if she shifted down this way!!

Here are a couple of cards I have just made for orders.




For Sarah and Barton's card I have used an older range from Kaisercraft called Elegance. Basically it is a 5 1/4" square card but I have cut the bottom edge using Spellbonder's A2 Scalloped Borders One, S5-182. I love the effect this die makes. The heart was cut using Spellbinder;s Heart Die, the leaves were an Elizabeth Die, Curvey Leaves, 730, and the sentiment label is Spellbinder's Fancy Framed Tags One.The heart embellishment is a cake decoration.






Spellbinder's Majestic Labels 25, S5-189 has been used for this card and Kaisercraft's Cherry Tree Collection which is relatively recent. A very simple card but using this die and papers makes it rather effective.

Artfull Crafts are now preparing for their Road Shows and you distant ladies are in for a treat - keep an eye on their web page for the times they will be in your area. With Liz away, it means Betsy has the job of trying to keep our local ladies happy - it's a hard job but must say I do rather enjoy it, just being with the lovely ladies is fun. Anyway, better go and prepare something to do with them.

Thank you all for taking the time to stop by, happy crafting and very many blessings to everyone for another week. Until next time.

Betsy  xxx