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