Monday, 25 April 2016

Anzac Day Post.

Well, what can one say when we think again of all the lives that have been lost over the years. A very big thanks goes to our men and boys who fought for the peace of our country and much sympathy to all those who lost loved ones. Lest we forget!

Today I thought I would show you a couple of cards which I have recently put together. I know I again missed last week but you all couldn't have been further from my mind, as I was spending the day in Christchurch with my three lovely daughters. My apologize, for all that ladies!

This card was a template I sourced while we were in Australia - I use it a lot and enjoy making it up. Now, for this card I have used the lovely Sea Breeze from Kaisercraft which I do love and I will let you into a little secret, I am working with it for a class at SENZ. I sure am having fun designing the cards for this kit and I know you will all love it. The classes are due to be advertised very shortly so do keep your eyes glued to Artfull Crafts posts.

I made this card for a special order. A granddaughter who was turning twenty one and it had to have a flapper girl on it which I found on Pinterest as usual, and what a beautiful flapper girl she is!  Cherry Lyn Step Card Die was used to cut the card, and Spellbinders Oval Regalia Die for the frame - both are firm favourites. The lovely vintage lace I picked up in a recycling shop and it just suited the era.
Grandma was thrilled with it I must add, as I hope Emma was.

A beautiful Autumn day here but I still must go and see what I can come up, with in my workroom.

Thanks so much for stopping by, happy crafting to you all and may you all know God's blessing. Until next week.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 11 April 2016

Two New Cards.

Good morning ladies.

Today I thought I would showcase a couple of cards I have made recently, the first being an order for a wedding and the second is the challenge card we made at the Card Camp.

This card is called a Double Gate Fold and I have used some lovely paper I found on one of my travels. For the back panel I embossed the card then sponged it with matching ink. The effect was stunning. A Tattered Lace die was used for the bride and groom and for the edges I have made use of a new die from Kaisercraft, which I love. The recipient was apparently very pleased with the finished product!

Now, at Camp we were each given a pack of goodies and the challenge was to produce something using the products, with a vintage flavour. It really was fun and I must say the lace down the sides is gorgeous. Just don't know where Liz sourced it from!

We had a lovely few days down in Dunedin with our family there - they have a very busy lifestyle what with a lovely teenager and an energetic nine year old! We also had lunch with our grand daughter Danielle, who is at University in Dunedin. Our oldest grand daughter was too busy with clients to join us - she is in the beauty industry. Maybe next time Zoe Kate. We also fitted a funeral in as well, on Friday. It was a busy few days but we did catch up with so many people.

Thank you all so much for stopping by and checking out my ramblings.

All today, happy crafting and many blessings to you all.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 4 April 2016

Birthday Cards for the Boys.

Well, Easter is behind us again for another year and we are now back to normal after a very busy weekend. It was enjoyable though, no complaints, although I did miss blogging on Monday.

Today I thought I would share a couple of cards that I made for two special boys! Just before his birthday Harvey sat me down for a very serious talk. "Nana, Bruno's birthday is the same day as mine, one card won't do, you have to make two." Nana's are very obliging most times, hence two cards for the boys!! I also sent two separate parcels which tickled Harvey's fancy no end. Money for Harvey and a toy bone for Bruno.

Harvey is a very big cricket fan and is doing very well at the sport, winning a few prizes at the end of the season. For his card I have used Kaisercraft's, Games On Collection, making full use of the collectables in the pack. Nothing too complicated in this one!

Now for Bruno's. What can one say - Furry Friends, again a Kaisercraft Collection was used, the image came of Pinterest which certainly has a look of Bruno. These are both 5 1/4" square cards.

It is a great day to be in one's workroom, as it is wet here, so will head that direction now. Happy crafting everyone and many blessings.

Betsy  xxx