Monday, 23 March 2015

Cards For Alice.

Another wonderful weekend was had by all, as our patchwork group ( fabulous ladies!) had a camp, again at Staveley. It was most enjoyable and we all seemed to have a productive weekend. I put together a patchwork bag which I am really pleased with - the pattern has been hidden in my cupboard for a number of years, no moth holes though! Managed to start another which has been on hold as well. One can never have too many bags!

Today I would like to share two cards made for the same lady. They are both orders.

Again I have used the Step Card die, from Cherry Lynn, B348 for the base card, Tattered Lace, High Heel Bella, D188 is the gorgeous die used for the shoe, the border was punched using an EK punch. Alice, is apparently, very fond of trendy shoes. The collection used, was BoBunny, Madeleine.


A tent fold card this time, using an embossing folder instead of papers. I feel it gives a rather elegant look, just a little colour in the flowers and the butterfly which was cut using Spellbinders, Les Papillions Die. I do hope Alice liked her two birthday cards. It was fun making them.

That's it ladies, thanks so much for stopping by, happy crafting and trust you will all know much blessing. Until next week.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 16 March 2015

Two Sympathy and A Birthday Card

Well, what an amazing weekend we have enjoyed, having been up at Staveley for a Card making camp and what a lovely lot of ladies we shared it with. It certainly was a lot of fun, and in between, we did make a few cards. I so enjoyed teaching, using Betsy's Couture collection, and the general consensus was very positive.  Thanks again to Liz, at Artfull Crafts, for organizing it all for us - most of the ladies were emphatic that they will be back next year.

Today I am going to share two sympathy and one birthday card with you. They are perhaps, more simple cards this week, than I usually do, but I do hope you will get some inspiration.

The die I have used for this one is CO723224, Fantansia Collection, Irish Dreams from Couture Creations. The sentiment is a lovely set of stamps, from Stampin' Up.

This card was made using an embossing folder, which does cut out small portions of the card. It is DS0908, from Marianne Designables. This is a sentiment I particularly like, one of my wooden stamps I have not given away.

A 5 1/4" square card and for this one I have used, for the rose, a Marianne Creatables LR0294, the bud is LR0295 and the frame is LR0293. The image I have got of Pinterest - my, that site is very time consuming!

Today I have been preparing for a class that I am taking, for Liz, at the shop on Wednesday and as it is a wet day, I have really been enjoying just spending the time in my workroom cutting card, papers etc and not having to think too much. I'm not quite as young as I used to be, so the exciting weekend has taken it's toll, but nothing that a good sleep tonight will not rectify, I hope!

Our Rachelle seemed back to her chirpy self again the morning, no chemotherapy this week - just has to build her strength up for the coming surgery now. She has been amazing through it all and thanks so much for all your good wishes and prayers. We do value you all.

Happy crafting all and many blessings,

Betsy xxx

Monday, 9 March 2015

Three Card Orders

Sorry ladies but I somehow lost last week - just don't know where it went to! Anyway we are back today and I would like to share some cards that I have made for orders.Do hope you will get some inspiration from them. Male cards are not my favourite to make, as I love flowers, bling, ribbon etc and I don't know if a man would appreciate them.

John apparently was a golf man so hence the golf card. It was made with Kaisercraft's Games On collection and the image was from Pinterest. I printed it onto one of the woodgrain papers in the collection and was quite pleased with the end result.

David is a keen motor bike man - this card was made using Kaisercraft's Garage Days collection, image was again of Pinterest and other than that it is very simple. Collectables are a bonus when making cards.

Getting back to what I love - more feminine, even if it is a sympathy card. Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles was used for the frames and the special request was for the colour blue.

As I have already indicated, last week was very busy - the weekend was spent in Dunedin with a group of friends doing a patchwork workshop, which was very enjoyable, and I must add, very productive. I competed a quilt top for my husband, for his office. Home Sunday night, then it was up to Christchurch on Monday to be with Rachelle for her final chemotherapy treatment - it is wonderful to have that behind us, we just have to wait now until she has her surgery next month. She has coped
really well, although starting to feel the effects of the chemo now.

Next weekend we have the Stampcamp at Staveley, which is always a lot of fun - I am teaching one of the card classes using my very favourite collection, Betsy's Couture. Ladies, if you have a free weekend we would love to see you - just contact Artfull Crafts in Timaru. I think there maybe one or two places still available.

Thanks so much for stopping by, happy crafting all and many blessings,

Betsy  xxx