Sunday, 2 September 2012

Three New Orders

Well ladies, doesn't time fly!! I see by looking at the previous post that it is well over a week since I last blogged. Life is just very busy but always interesting. The older one gets the faster it goes!!
Today I have three cards to share that I have just completed for orders. Hope you like them.

This card was made for an elderly lady who apparently enjoys walking and also loves flowers, hence the mountain daisies. I did find the photo on the web and thought it was very appropriate. Martha Stewart optic punch was used to make the border.

This second one was made for a young couple who are getting married. I love this Marianne die which I have used for the background. Martha Stewart punch for down the front edge. The recipient was thrilled with it.

Lucky last - as you will notice, lately I have been making 5 1/4" square cards a lot. This one was made with one of my grand calibur dies. I have used another Marianne die to cut out the front ( well, what will I call it!) circle. This is a lovely shape - slightly off centre. The previous card has the centre of this die underneath the flowers. It has so many uses.

What a lovely day we are having today - it really is Spring! Makes the whole world look brighter, and I do love seeing the spring flowers starting to bloom. Mind you my roses will not flower for a while as I have really pruned them back to knobs - they had got so unruly. They certainly don't look very attractive at the moment!

Talking of Spring, Artfull Crafts challenge for this month is "Spring Has Sprung", so do enter some of your projects. We love seeing what you  do and of course you could be in, to win a prize.

All from me today, thanks for checking out my blog and I so appreciate your comments.
Enjoy the sunshine, happy crafting and God bless,

Betsy xxx


  1. Betsy - these are so gorgeous.

    I love the 86 card - I hope I make it that long and that someone still loves me enough to make a stunning card like that!!

    Lowri :-)

  2. Love the cards and it would be hard to choose a favorite as they are all beautiful ... but the background embossing on the white card is really gorgeous xx

    1. Lowri and Christina, Thank you both so much for commenting on my cards. It really is an encouragement. I have my doubts Lowri, that I will be around for your 86th!! Christina, I have often tried to add a comment on your blog, re your cards but for some reason it hasn't worked. Afraid my computer skills leave a lot to be desired! Yes, I love that Marianne die too.

  3. Wow Betsy your cards a in a class apart...stand alone amazing. Thanks for sharing with us amateurs.

  4. Hi Betsy, Where did you get that Marianne die- I can't see it when I google Marianne dies.
    It is a lovely card

  5. Hi Alison, I think I may have bought this die direct from Joan's Garden - it is a lovely one.
    The number is DS0907. I know at one stage Artfull Crafts did stock it, but not sure whether they still do. Hope this is helpful and that you manage to procure it.

  6. I know you made these years ago, but I just saw them! Gorgeous, thanks for sharing!