Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Free standing cards

Hello to all my blogging friends. Another week has gone and I don't know where! As one gets older, time just seems to bolt away. Anyway we have a lot to be thankful for and enjoy each day as it is given to us.

When we were at Fairlie the other Saturday, we worked with these papers and made a man's card. The cards were lovely and as I had some paper left over thought I would use it up - hence the card. This would be a card that could be given to kids, very easy to make and rather effective. It actually folds down and could be put into a normal sized envelope for posting. Don't you love that Martha Stewart punch border? For Craft Creators on Friday we are making this card, a choice of either Christmas or normal.

Now here is the same card made in the gorgeous 25days to Christmas papers. Available of course at Artfull Crafts. The colours in this range are lovely - perhaps one of my favourite Christmas ones.

Well, that's all for now - must keep going on the Card Temptations Kit for next month. I am really enjoying working with this Bonjour collection from Kaisercraft. Actually this is one of the ranges I did for Kaisercraft which has a couple of cards displayed in the Workshop Magazine. Pick yours up at Artfull Crafts.

Timaru tomorrow - we do enjoy our time with Liz in the morning and of course, being with the other ladies is so much fun. It is such a social gathering and Artfull Crafts is a wonderful place to meet. All will agree!!

With very special blessings to you all - thanks for checking this out and also for your comments. I love hearing from you.


Monday, 19 September 2011

Love is in the air!!

Hello blogging friends. Do hope you all had a lovely weekend. We had a great day over at Fairlie, making cards of course, with a wonderful group of ladies. Thank you to Kaye for organizing the day, also to Liz for her tuition. It was a beaut day ladies.

Here is a card I made, for an order, for a friend. As the proposal was made in view of the Eiffel Tower, it had to be on the card. Now don't you reckon that's romantic!! It made me think back many years now, to the time I was proposed to - in a woolshed, skinning smelly opossums! I had no highfalutin ideas of what being married to a farmer was all about!! Anyway, I did say yes and have never regretted it.

Now back to the card. I will have to keep the papers, I have used a secret as yet, but I will say they are from Kaisercraft and absolutely lovely! Keep watching this space! It is a very simple card but I was really pleased with it. I have taken to making a lot of 5 1/4" cards lately which I think are a nice size. The main flower is again Kaiser's paper flowers, stacked up, crunched, then glimmermisted. The small roses are from Artful Crafts. They carry a great range of flowers and of course many other goodies!

My grand calibur was used to cut this card out. I can't praise it too highly! The papers are Basic Grey, Sweet Threads, and are beautiful colours. Kaiser flowers and sparklets add to the card, and the Cherry Lynn Flourish die for cutting out the flourish - it is so lovely and fine. Do hope Janis is happy with her card!

Well blessings to you all, catch you again soon,


Monday, 12 September 2011

Duplicating Artfull Crafts blog

Morning everyone. Hope you have all had a lovely weekend. We had a very rushed trip down to Dunedin, for a funeral, on Friday, and the rest of the weekend I have been rather busy fulfilling an interesting challenge. Oh! what these young things expect one to do, - they forget my age !!! Anyway I do enjoy these challenges and have almost completed it now.
I decided to duplicate what I put on Artfull Crafts blog as some of you will want to view it here. The first card is my interpretation of the sketch that Tanya Leigh designed. Originally it is for a layout but I adapted it to a card. Spring has Sprung is this month's challenge theme so I have also used that. It perhaps looks a little washed out, but I did photograph it very early in the morning. Am still working on perfecting my photography !!

The next card is one I made for a friend, for an order. I love my Grand Calibur, and I used it to cut out this easel card. I'm rather fond of cards with a bit of difference. What do you reckon ladies?

Well, I must go and continue the good work.
God's blessings to you all, and thank you to all the kind ladies who have commented or checked out my blog.
With love, Betsy.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Title for previous posts.

As you will no doubt see I have made a couple of posts and have no comments to go with them. I have been playing around with Picasa and as yet haven't worked out how to do the blogging, all in one!! Even after Liz and Graham's help - as my grandson would say " You're a bit thick Nana!" Technology isn't my strong point by any stretch of the imagination!
Now these cards, in the previous two posts, are specially for the Ashburton girls who asked me to put them on my blog. They were made at Craft Creators, very simple especially if you are making a number.
Trust everyone is enjoying our lovely Spring weather. Thank you to all the Ashburton ladies for another wonderful day on Saturday.
With blessings to you all,
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Thursday, 1 September 2011

A quick Post

This is a very quick post before I head off for a day at patchwork. First day of Spring, so isn't that wonderful, and it is a lovely morning. Just a couple of cards that I have done for very special friends.

Again this card is a diorama card which I am finding rather enjoyable to make. It is made especially for my friend Marla who has had a special birthday. Splitcoaststampers has a tutorial on their blog. I used Lemon Flower stack papers again -that pad is just gorgeous! The old photo I have to give credit to Magic Moonlight Images - that site is wonderful if you are wanting vintage images.

Well, believe it or not, here is another diorama card made for my friend Lyn. It is very similar to the previous one but is made with the colours I know Lyn likes - green and brown! The large flower is made with Kaiser paper flowers, put together with a brad then crunched up and glimmer misted. Don't you love them?

Well with special love to all you ladies, thanks for checking up on my blog.
God bless, Betsy.