Monday, 19 December 2016

Another Couple of Cards

Well, a special hello to all my lovely blog friends. This will be the last post for 2016 - I sure don't know where the year has gone, but gone it has! I certainly appreciate the support I have had over this last year and look forward, with anticipation, to 2017 and being in contact again. Even though one gets older each year ( 76years old today!) I couldn't imagine life without all the super friends I have made over the years, through this wonderful hobby.

As I have thought about this time of the year with all it's busyness etc I thought I would share a quote I found which I thought you all may appreciate.

Christmas can be a maze of commercialism if we let it. Instead, let's make it a moment of clarity in which we view our sometimes confusing and threatening world against the backdrop of God's gift to us: The Prince of Peace who was announced by the angels, on that "midnight clear".
                                                                                                                David Jeremiah

Here are the two cards I thought I would showcase today.

Alison's card was made for an order and I have used the lovely Sue Wilson Die, Backgrounds, Swirly Vines, CED7106. Ooh La La Collection from Kaisercraft, makes a very nice card I'm sure you will agree. I did fussy cut the roses and leaves from one of the papers. I do hope Alison liked her card and that her 90th birthday proved very special.

Heidi, our youngest grand daughter, has turned the grand old age of 13 years - as I mentioned before, I don't know where the time has gone!! A Kenny image was used on this card and the Cherry Lynne Step Card Die. The collection is another one from Kaisercraft, called All That Glitters.

Must away and carry on with the good work - we are preparing to head to Hamner with all the family for Christmas and we are really looking forward to that, I do trust you will all have a great holiday season and if travelling, do take care. May God bless you all, catch you next year.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 12 December 2016

The Last of The Christmas Cards

Well, the countdown is sure on now ladies! No doubt the kids have the sleeps all tallied up. I must say the best part of Christmas is being with the family and I have been counting down the sleeps 'til then!! It is so nice to be all together - Hamner here we come!

I thought today I would share a couple of Christmas cards - just maybe you will have one or two to make before the big event. Promise, this will be the last for the year.

Kaisercraft brought out this fun collection called Glisten and glisten it is! It has lots of foil and glitter accents, both in gold and silver and is stunning. For this first card I have made a Twist and Pop Card which are so popular at the moment. There are a number of tutorial on the web if you would like to have a go. Here we have it open and the following photo is it closed with a belly band.

This one is more simple, again using the gold from the collection. A Kaisercraft chipboard window has been used and other than that, I have made use of the collectables in the pack.

I thought I would share one done in the silver as well. This is a shaker card, the die being an Impression Obsession, DEI001-Z. I have a clear bubble in the centre to hold the star glitter. The greeting is a Kaisercraft Decorative Words, Die DD322 cut twice, so as to get the shadow.

As this year comes to a close, I would like to say a very special thank you, for your support again, over this year. You are all very special to me and I so enjoy receiving all the feedback. May you all have a blessed Christmas and holiday period and if travelling, stay safe.

God bless you all,

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 5 December 2016

Christmas Card & Two Boxes

Well, December seems to have arrived all too fast!! Just in case you haven't completed your Christmas cards etc, I thought I would share a card, as well as a couple of little boxes which we made at Artfull Craft's Christmas Day on Saturday. Maybe it just might give you some inspiration for those last minute projects.

For the card and the boxes I have used an older Graphic 45 collection called, T'was the Night Before Christmas. I am rather partial to these papers, all Graphic 45 that is! They are a very good weight for making up these boxes etc.

This is called a Self Closing Box and a tutorial can be found on Maria's Creative Place. It is fun to make and I know the ladies enjoyed this little project. I am filling them with goodies for the grandchildren for Christmas and of course they won't have a clue what's in them!!

This one really is cute and as well as teaching the ladies on Saturday, I have also given our Patchwork Group some lessons. Almost got them hooked on papercrafting!! It is called an Origami Basket or Box and a big thank you goes to Frenchie, at Stamp and Scrap, for the You Tube. The uses for this one could be endless, with or without the lid.

I had to make a little visit to the Doctor this morning as my hip has been playing up again. Another ex-ray and a further trip to the surgeon who did the replacement - hence I'm a bit behind with my posting. Do hope I get it treated before the holiday season as it does hinder ones progress and of course, upsets the equilibrium!!

Talk again shortly, happy crafting and many blessings to you all. Trust all the holiday preparations are going as planned.

Betsy  xxx