Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Prima Romantic Novel Cards

Hello to all.
Another lovely day in Geraldine, New Zealand - hope it is the same where you are! As promised, I will add another couple of cards for you all to have a look at, and maybe you will get some ideas that you can use.

This card is made with the lovely Prima Romantic Novel collection. I have used the Marianne Scallop Circle Die  LR0112 which is lovely and I do use it a lot. The measurement of the card is 5 1/4" square as is the following one. The little trinket I bought at Artfull Crafts.

Now this card was made with the same collection but I tried to get a more masculine look - I think I did achieve it, don't you? After I cut out the clock,  using Tim Holtz's Weathered Clock Die, I coloured it with my copics then I covered it with Dimension, which has given it a shiny look and it has also given it a bit of stability.
Thank you lovely people for checking out my blog, and thank you to the ones who kindly leave comments - they sure are appreciated.
Off to Timaru tomorrow to see the girls at Artfull Crafts and I usually make a day of it, out for lunch with my friends etc.
All from me tonight, happy crafting to you all and many blessings,

Betsy xxx

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Patchwork Wallhangings

Hello to you all - hope you're Labour Weekend went well. I know the weather was atrocious but apart from that, trust you all had a nice break. It is a lovely day today, so all is forgiven!!
Now, just to prove I do have a life apart from cardmaking, I am posting a couple of wallhangings that I have made.

I am rather partial to poppies, hence this wallhanging made with dyed fabrics. It hangs in my kitchen and really brightens up the room. It is all machine sewn and appliqued.

These are six artist boards which I have done. They are from a kit that Mckenna Ryan has  produced and the fabrics are all hers, as well. I actually did nine as there are that many in the collection but my daughter took off with three of them. Again all machine sewn and appliqued and I love the subtle colours of these.
Perhaps, by clicking onto the photos, you will get a more detailed look.
Hope you enjoy seeing something different, other than cards!!
Happy crafting, will be back soon with some more cards no doubt.

Blessings to you all,

Betsy  xxx

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Prima, Romantic Novel

Good morning to all my friends, and what a lovely morning it is! It is hard to believe that it is over a week since I last blogged, time just gets away on one! We did have a lovely few days down with our Cromwell family, taking Ella, our grand-daughter from Christchurch, with us. A great time was had by all and it was good to catch up with our two grand-children there and observe their accomplishments, first hand.

I would like to share three cards, made for orders, that I have made with the lovely Prima, Romantic Novel papers. I love this very soft collection - as the title suggests, it is certainly Romantic!! The colours are gorgeous.

I am very fond of the Webster's cameos, in fact any cameos! Having bought the resin and moulds, I can now make my own which is a lot of fun. These is available at Artfull Crafts for anyone who is interested.

A very simple thank you card - the papers don't need much embellishing. The flowers are all Prima, they tie in so beautifully with the papers.

I have torn two different papers here and used sepia ink on the edges to age them. Seam binding ribbon which has been sprayed with glimmer mist, otherwise a simple card.
All from me today ladies, must keep up the good work - and there seems plenty of that!!
Thank you for checking out my blog - really do appreciate the time you take and that you do get some ideas for you cards.
Happy crafting, many blessings to you all,

Betsy  xxx

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Kaisercraft's Just Believe Cards

Good evening to all my blogging friends.
As we are in Christmas mode, I will add another few cards that I have made for Kaisercraft, with perhaps, one of my favourite Christmas collections called, Just Believe. I love the colours in this range, especially the minty blue colour.

Don't you agree with me about the colour? A simple step card and the flowers were all made with punches. I'm sure the stamp was part of the same collection.

This card was made using my Grand Calibur. The flower was from a serviette which I stabilized  and cut out. The seam binding was a perfect match.

I used an EK Success punch for the border, Spellbinders Labels die to frame the picture and Stamped a Just Right stamp for the circle which I then cut out. Kaisercraft wooden die cut for the leaves and a handmade flower. The photo isn't as clear as it could be but maybe if  you clicked on it to enlarge, you  would get a clearer image.

Good old St Nick peeping through the window! There are three Kaisercraft's wooden flourishes here - Peace, the window and the holly and leaves, all coloured with my copics. They have an amazing range in their wooden flourishes now.

Again the bird and leaves are a wooden flourish from Kaisercraft, the corners are a cuttlebug die, one of my very original ones.
As it is a big day tomorrow with me teaching at Artfull Crafts, had better retire and get some beauty sleep.
Have to be at my best for these lovely ladies!!

Happy crafting to you all and God's blessing,

Betsy xxx