Thursday, 25 August 2011

Beautiful day - summer is here!!

I see it is a week since I last blogged, so here we are again. What a fabulous day it has been today - it really does feel like Spring is here and I do hope it is here to stay!
It has been patchworking today and I do enjoy the time spent with my friends. I am busy working on a wallhanging, almost completed so my brain is busy working out what to do next!! This weekend it is Craft Creators, so all day Friday and Saturday I will be tutoring cards, now there's a change for you!!
Here are some more cards I have been busy making.

This card was made for my grandaughter Danielle, very much a teenager. She has legs about as long as this girl on the card, which is a photo I managed to get off the computer. She's delightful and we love her dearly. The roses I made using Cherry Lyne rose die - they are so easy to make and I think they are lovely. The punched border was made using a Martha Stewart punch and my bow easy was used to tie the double bow.It was made for me by a special friend's husband - thank you Noel.

I have used the lovely Blae and Ivy papers by Kaisercraft for this card. The colours in the collection are absolutely lovely. Another Cherry Lyne die was used for the trellis background, Martha Stewart punch for the borders, and Spellbinders Label die for the label. A Kaiser rub-on sentiment.What would we do without KAISERCRAFT!!

The last card is made with Pink Geleto, again from Kaisercraft - anyone would think I am promoting Kaiser, wouldn't they!! A recessed window card with a photo off the web - I do spend a considerable amount of time on the computer, as no doubt you have already guessed. There are some very clever ladies out there in blogland, as well as an awful lot of resources.

Well ladies, thank you all for checking this out - do hope you have had a lovely day where you are. Also thank you for all the kind comments. I do appreciate you all.

God bless each and every one of you,


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Winter is upon us!!

Well ladies, haven't we been having some cold weather the past few days? Makes one really look forward to Spring, doesn't it.
Apart from the weather, I have had a lovely weekend as I was tutoring some very special ladies in Christchurch. Thank you all so much for having me at your place - loved every minute of it and do hope I was able to leave you all with some worthwhile tips. I got home safely on Monday and I must admit I was very pleased, after quite a slow trip. As I have said before, I'm not all that fond of snow!

Now I must put up a couple of new cards.

This first card was made for a very special friend who has reached 90years young - and she truly is! This was made with " Blae and Ivy" collection which is from Kaisercraft. It is one of my many favorites, of course as well as Kaisercraft!! The large flower is made using Kaisercraft paper flowers, crushing them up after putting them together with a brad and them spraying with glimmer-mist. I love this look. The sentiment is one of their rub-ons which are very handy.

Card number two was made for one of my grand-daughters, Jade. Artfull Crafts very kindly gave me a Grand Calibur, as a thank you ( I'm not sure what for!!) and I am having a lot of fun with it. I love shaped cards, I love Lemon Flower Stack papers and I love Tilda!! So it really is a wonderful combination, wouldn't you agree! My copics were used to colour Tilda which of course is a Magnolia stamp.

Well that's all for now, hope you are all keeping warm.
You may find it is easier to leave a comment now, as Liz has kindly opened it up for me. Do love your comments, makes blogging all worthwhile!

May you know God's blessing,

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Another week gone!

Well ladies, Another week has flown by - where do they go? We are having the most beautiful weather here at the moment and should really be outside doing some gardening but I'm afraid I am procrastinating. Have to tutor a few classes this week so have been busy preparing for them - much better employed than gardening!

Here are a couple of new cards I have made. The man's card is called a Diorama card which can be found on Splitcoaststamper's website. I am not really into men's cards all that much but must say I did enjoy doing this one.

The next card is one I made for a friend using my new Grand Calibur which Artfull Crafts so kindly gave me.It was made with the lovely Lemon Flower Stack papers. As I've said before, I love this range.
What fun it is to make shaped cards with the bigger dies. Will have to get a few more though!

The roses are from the same papers using a die to cut them out. They are fun to make, burnt fingers and all! It is best to use a glue gun when making them as the glue sets faster. Hope you like your card Shirley!

Must go and continue the good work.

May God bless you all on this lovely day,