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