Monday, 23 April 2018

Two Random Cards

Good evening to all my blog friends. I feel sure you will all be wondering if I have remembered a blog post this week but yes, here we are! It has been a most enjoyable weekend as we have had our little Clayton staying - he is so gorgeous and we are so thankful we can claim him as our little great grand baby. Mum and Shelma brought him up, so fun was had by all. It was very hard saying goodbye to them this morning. We are heading South in a few weeks as we are all gathering, as a family, to celebrate Grandad's 80th birthday at Pounawea. We so love getting everyone together whatever the occasion and this will be no exception.

Just quickly before heading to bed, I thought I would share another couple of cards which I have recently made.

I have made a gate fold card here, using a lovely die from Elizabeth Crafts called Romantic Bouquet, 1504. Prima, Amelia Rose Collection was used for both these cards and it is very pretty with it's foiled elements. I have tied the fronts together with some seam binding and have made use of two foamiran flowers and some berries. Copper shimmer card was used to cut out some leaves.

A plainer card this time. I have cut the bricks out using the Sizzix Thinlets Die, 661175. The effect is rather nice. An embellishment, some twine and again some leaves cut from the copper shimmer card. The foamiran rose completed this card. The sentiment and butterfly were part of the collection.

Thanks so much ladies for stopping by, you are all appreciated very much. The cards don't seem to be flowing so well these days - afraid I am really enjoying this retirement and making the most of it!!
All tonight, bed time. Happy crafting to you all and many blessings.

Betsy  xxx

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Two New Cards

Well I never, three weeks have slipped by but here I am now to add to the blog! It has been extra busy lately what with Patch work camps, Easter etc and I haven't been on top of the world healthwise but all is back to normal now, hopefully. As we head into Winter there always seems to be a few bugs floating round and as we get older we seem more susceptible to the little beasts.

I am going to share a couple of cards which I have recently made - do hope you enjoy.

Now to be honest, this is the last card I taught for Artfull Crafts. It is made using Kaisercraft's gorgeous collection called Miss Betty, not to be confused with Miss Betsy!! One of the main objectives was to teach the ladies how to make the foamiran flowers and they loved the exercise. Lizzie kindly gave me the card back as a reminder of all the classes and cards I taught for her, with the inscription inside - so thoughtful!! How we're going to miss that girl but we do know we have a very good substitute at the helm. Expecting great things Jo Flannery and a very big welcome.

This next card is made using a stunning collection from Prima Marketing, Lavender Collection. I did love making this at one of Jo's crop days. They are always fun to be at and from now on they will be held at the shop, not Highfield School,.so do put it onto your to-do list. Guarantee you will enjoy yourself. The flowers on this card, is a spray I made to wear at SENZ to promote the foamiran promotion that Artfull Crafts had - I thought it was so suitable for this card. The frame is chipboard and the photo is a Prima one as well.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by - sorry there has been a little slip up but will try and do better in the future. Trust all are well, wrapped up warm and enjoying some crafting time - this weather is certainly conducive to spending time in the craft room.

May you all know God's blessing,

Betsy  xxx