Monday, 6 May 2019

Turnable Double Photo Frame

Hello to all my special friends. I do hope you are all well and avoiding the flue this season, as well as all the other multiple things going round right now. I managed to succumb but am now on the mend I'm thankful to say. I'ts certainly not my favourite time of the year!

Having had plenty of time lying round, I have been able to check up on a number of You Tubes etc and have discovered an amazing number of great different ideas and different designers. The project I am sharing today is just one of my finds. A Turnable Double Photo Frame which has been designed by Nicole Silhouette, who lives in Holland and sells her dies through Ali Express - she also has videos to follow up with her dies. She is a very talented lady and is very productive as far as designing goes. I'm so glad I discovered her and I so enjoyed putting this frame together. I so hope you enjoy the viewing ladies. Do click on the images for a clearer showing.






I have used 49 and Market papers for this as they are are a firmer thickness, hence I didn't have to cover with designer papers, which halves the work. The frame pivots on a drinking straw, rather unique but very stable and it turns beautifully. The images are taken off Pinterest off course. Thanks Nicole, I am so pleased with the finished product, in fact love it and it's a little change from card making!

Well, must away and complete a card order - just have to personalise them with sentiments and names. As we had a lovely day at Ashburton on Saturday with my card making friends, I managed to get the four made up, so just the finishing touches now.

Thanks again for not giving up on me, hopefully I should be right now!! Again trust everyone is well and enjoying what you are doing. This comes with God's blessing on you all, until next time,

Betsy  xxx



Monday, 1 April 2019

A Couple of Step Cards

The 1st of April - where is the year going!! The year is certainly moving fast but this girl seems to be moving slower! It does take me twice as long to get things done these days but still very thankful that I am still here and able to enjoy life and friends. We said goodbye to a very special lady and friend this past week, we sure miss her but know she is past suffering now and enjoying being with her Saviour.

Thought I would share a couple of step cards today - of course using my favourite Cherry Lyn Design, Step Card Die. When I bought this die ( thanks to KK many years ago) I was apprehensive about whether I would make full use of it, as I don't mind measuring and cutting out, but what a bonus it is and certainly well used.




Every year I get an order from Grandad Bruce who wants an appropriate card for his grand-daughter MacKenzie - I do enjoy personalising cards and I feel I almost know MacKenzie really well now after a number of years, growing with her actually! As you will no doubt have guessed she is into unicorns at the moment. I used my stitched circle dies to cut out the rainbow in various coloured card.
I did have fun making this card.




Isn't it amazing how many different looks one can get from using the same die!  This card was made using the latest collection from Graphic 45, Love Notes Collection. My all time favourite paper ranges. This was another order and I do hope Jan and Peter had a lovely celebration.

Do click on the images as you get a far clearer photo.
Thanks so much for taking a peep and not giving up on me - trust all is well with everyone and still enjoying what you are doing. This comes with special love and blessings to all.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 11 March 2019

My Latest Projects.

I see a month has gone by but I am not going to be making excuses this time! Do hope you haven't all given up on me - just put it down to old age!

I am going to share another couple of cards which have been made for birthdays for my lovely grand-daughters, Jade and Millie. They have grown up far too fast.



For Millie's card I chose to do a Tower card. It is a simple card and very effective. There are tutorials on line for anyone wanting to make it. One of these was displayed in the shop and it sure made a hit, in fact a number of the ladies were copying it at a crop day.



Jade McKenzie's card is a side step, again using the Cherry Lynn Step Card Die. I have certainly made full use of this die as it really is versatile. I also love this Becca Feeken oval die, Spellbinder's Sweetheart Swirl, S5-365. Think you will agree it is lovely. Of course some more of my foamiran flowers just to complete the look.



Something a little different here ladies. When at SENZ, in Auckland, I bought two of these kits, one for a friend and one for myself. They are rather nice and just something more to dust! Oh well, one never learns but they were tempting and made up very nicely.

That's it today ladies, thanks again for stopping by. Trust all are well and not melting in all this very hot weather. It does have an Autumn feel today, so more bearable. Special blessings until next time. 

Betsy  xxx                                                                                                                                               






Monday, 4 February 2019

Two New Cards.

A special hello to all. Yes, my computer problems have been worked out thanks to my lovely friend Graham, so here we are again to add a blog. That boy is worth his weight in gold!

Today I am sharing a couple of cards which I have made recently, one for our delightful little great grand boy who has reached the old age of one. A few months ago that is! Clayton is just so gorgeous and we did get to spend some time with them over the Christmas period, our newest little one as well.



For Clay's card I have used Papers from the Mintay Collection, called Farm Life. Our little boy is a real farmer and loves all animals, so hence the animal card. Not too sure he appreciated it but I did have fun making it. The papers in this collection are lovely.




This card was made for a very special friend for her big birthday. Wandering Ivy Collection from Kaisercraft I have used, again I love this colour combination. Other than that, both cards are my usual 5 1/4" square cards and rather self explanatory.

Well ladies, thanks so much for checking out this blog post - it so nice to know you are still there and I do appreciate you all. Trust you are all enjoying this fabulous weather, not finding it toooo hot! Until next time, may you all know God's blessing,

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 14 January 2019

Beginning of 2019

A special hello to all my lovely blog friends.

Well, I wonder how the Christmas and Holiday Season treated you all. Do hope you had a lovely relaxing time with family and friends and that Santa gave you your hearts desire!! We had a lovely time with a couple of our families who gave us a big surprise on Christmas Eve as they arrived to spend the time with us. We have the most wonderful family and they are loved dearly. Last week we spent some time down with our farm family and then went to Lake Hawea for a few days with our Dunedin family who were staying up there in their new holiday house. What an amazing relaxing time altogether. Now while at the farm, I managed to get lots of cuddles with our gorgeous wee grand boys. What a joy they are and I couldn't get enough of them.

I have a couple of cards to share today which I have recently made, one for an order and the other for our little Nikau James.




For Doris's card I have again used Mintay, Secret Garden which I so love and I have almost finished it. Oh dear! The door is cut out from the paper and I have put a Pion image behind it. Do hope Doris enjoyed her card as much as I enjoyed making it and that she had a happy birthday.




Now for this card I have used the new die from Spellbinder's, Grand Arch 3D, S6-138 and Layered Bundle of Joy, S4-852. It was so much fun making this card especially as it was for a extra special wee boy. I really don't think he will be too impressed as yet! The collection used was Pion Design, Theodore and Bella.

That's about me for today ladies. Trust as we enter this New Year, you will all know much joy, peace and blessings. Until next time.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 10 December 2018

The Last Of The Christmas Cards

Good evening to all.

I am now back on track hopefully, after having had a fortnight of being under the weather! Maybe it was God telling me in no uncertain terms that I was needing to take things a little more slowly. I have sure been at no-go, but feeling better today. We had planned to go South to see our newest little great grand baby but our plans were hindered, due to not being able to travel. Another little boy has joined our family and he looks so very cute. The farm family are talking of bringing both wee boys up to visit the olds, so that's something to really look forward to.

There hasn't been much activity in my workroom lately but I have managed to get a few cards made for orders etc. I would feel not too bad, head to the workroom, put on a couple of strips of adhesive then head back to lie down - my life for the past fortnight! Anyway, today I thought I would share a couple of Christmas cards I had taught at a class a while back. The last Christmas cards for this year!




I have been so enjoying working with my Amazing Paper Grace 3D Vignettes Dies and this is just another way to use them with out all the cutting out. The ladies seemed to enjoy the exercise and went away with some lovely cards.



A very simple card here but it does give us the real reason for the Season. It sure doesn't need any explaining as far as the making goes. The collection used for both cards was from Mintay Papers, a Christmas range but I have forgotten the name. Sorry.

Well all from me tonight - thanks so much for calling by. Do hope you are not getting too stressed out preparing for the holiday season - it usually is a very busy time of the year for most of us. Most of the family have other plans made for the holidays which is giving them time with their friends etc, so we will join up with some of them in January, all being well. May you all know God's blessing over the Christmas Season, stay safe if driving.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 26 November 2018

Another Two Cards

Well ladies here we are again - sorry we're not very regular but time does seem to slip away at an alarming rate! The past few weekends we have enjoyed having our lovely families stay with us, as well as having the Arts and Plants weekend. I had my other hat on for this as I am involved with the patch work show. Again another very success exhibition. To add to the excitement we have just welcomed another stunning little great grand boy over the weekend, so we are looking forward to heading South to see the newest addition to our family. Finding it hard to exercise patience!!

For your viewing today I thought I would add another couple of cards which I have recently made. Enjoy the show ladies!




My, I do love these Spellbinder's 3D  Die and I must say it sure makes a hit with everyone who sees the cards. It really is stunning and I so enjoy working with them. As a warning, you may get sick of seeing these cards!! This morning I have just put together another three of them, all orders. 49 and Market papers and flowers have been used here.




The collection I have used for this card is perhaps my favourite at the moment. The green is so fresh. Mintay, Secret Place is the name of the collection. A very simply made 5 1/4" square card.for an order. Do hope Judith enjoyed her card and had a wonderful birthday.

Thanks again ladies for checking this blog out, I do appreciate you all and your patience with me. Do trust you are all well and enjoying accomplishing what you set out to do. With much love until next time and many blessings.

Betsy  xxx