Monday, 29 April 2013

Kaisercraft's Hopscotch Cards

Well, another week seems to have shot past and I don't know where it has gone!!

We did have a lovely time in Christchurch, with our families, for Hugh's birthday, spending three nights with them. Friday night was the party tea and he made his own lemon meringue pie and it was super. I say I am now married to the next MASTER CHEF!! It has taken 75 years to get to this stage but it has been well worth it!

This week I am sharing the last of Kaisercraft's Workshop Magazine cards, for April, which is Hopscotch. This is quite a different collection for me to work with, but I was pleased with the end result. Hope you enjoy  
seeing them and would love to know your thoughts on this one.

It is great having the collectables with the different ranges now, as it does make card making so easy. They are already cut out and as you can see, I have used quite a number on these cards. So simple.

All from me today ladies, must carry on with the good work! It is a lovely day, so have been out pulling a few weeds - they never seem to stop growing!

Happy crafting and may you all know God's blessings,

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 22 April 2013

Kaisercraft's Elegance Cards

Good morning all. Yes, I think it is still morning - just!! Have been out having morning tea with special  friends - it is a great day to be socializing, as it is rather a dull, weather wise, and  as it has been such a busy weekend, it was just nice to relax.
The Elegance Collection from Kaisercraft is stunning! It really is ELEGANT!! I am sharing the cards I made for their April Workshop Magazine and do hope you enjoy.

Don't you agree it is a lovely colour combination? It would be great for weddings, anniversaries, etc.

We had a lovely day with our Ashburton friends on Saturday, having tea out before we came home. It is great to get together with like minded ladies, sharing card making ideas and having an enjoyable day altogether.
Christchurch and the family are calling, so we are going up to have a few days with them and as my husband celebrates his 75th birthday this week, it will be so nice to be with them for that day. His request was " to be just with his KIDS!!!" Oh, what would one do without a wonderful family!

Well ladies all today, happy crafting and may you know God's blessing,

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 15 April 2013

Cards - Remember Me from Kaisercraft

Hello to all my blog friends.

Friday last, five of us 'girls' decided we were going to go 'bush' for the weekend and what an amazing weekend it was! Food, talking, laughter, and card making, in that order, was accomplished!! We travelled to  Doreen's brother's farm, on the west side of Lake Opuha and stayed in the farm cottage. A fabulous time was had by all and the weather was perfect. Thanks so much Margaret and Eric for making us so welcome. Just as well my husband has his lonely husband's club, isn't it?!

Back to showing you some cards that I did for the Kaisercraft Workshop Magazine. As Anzac day is fast approaching, thought I would share the cards I made, with the Remember Me collection - it definitely has the Anzac theme running right through it and I love the poppies. Actually, they are one of my favourite flowers.

That's it ladies - don't you agree it is rather nice. Trust it does bring back precious memories, for lots of people, as the 25th approaches.

Do hope that your day is up to expectation - the weather here is just super, so should get out and catch some sun. Being back to normal time, the days seem to be so much shorter, don't they?!

Happy crafting everyone, and many blessings to all,

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 8 April 2013

Kaisercraft's Needle and Thread Cards.

Good morning everyone.
As I have been making the cards for the April Card Pack, for Artfull Crafts, and have been using the Needle and Thread collection, thought I would share the cards I did for the Workshop Magazine, for April. I really do love this collection and found it rather nice to work with. In my "former life" I was a dressmaker, dressing many brides, so I really do feel at home with this range!!

All you ladies that get the monthly packs, are so going to love this one!! As well as being sewing orientated, it has rather a vintage feel.
Again, thanks so much for checking out my blog - so glad you enjoy seeing what I have been up to and it is nice to receive your emails and comments.
Do click on the photos for a clearer image.

Happy crafting to you all, and may you all know God's blessings,

Betsy  xxx

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Three New Cards

Well, Easter is behind us again for another year and what a busy weekend it has been. Do hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing time, the weather certainly has been lovely, here in Geraldine anyway!
I decided I would have a change from Kaisercraft cards today and would show you some I have made for friends, also an order.

This card was made for a special friend, for her birthday - I have used the lovely Marianne Creatables Die, LR0180. Being a 5 1/4" square card, the die fits  beautifully. The paper is from one of the Kaisercraft's collections, but I'm afraid it is eluding me at the moment.

An easel card this time made with another Marianne Creatables Die, LR0112. The papers used here are from DCWV, Lemon Flower Stack - I love the colours in this range. Do hope this lady appreciated it as much as I enjoyed making it!

  This card was made for a special young lady, who looks on us as her New Zealand grandparents - the family are from Canada, so hence we're the New Zealand substitutes! Isabel is a keen ballet dancer, as no doubt you can tell!

All today ladies, must go and catch up with some more card making!  Artfull Crafts' monthly pack on the go now and I really haven't been able to get to it yet, what with the busy weekend. Do remember, there is a new challenge out now at Artfull Crafts, for this month - Home Sweet Home, also a sketch that can be followed. We love seeing you projects.

May you all have a happy day, doing what you enjoy.
Many blessings,

Betsy   xxx