Monday, 30 September 2013

Christmas Carol Cards

Hello to all you ladies in blog world.

Another Monday has arrived but what a terrific weekend we have had!
Five of us girls went to Lake Opuha for the weekend, just to make cards, to socialize and I must add, to eat!! We all felt we had achieved quite a bit - Christmas cards being the order of the day. The weather wasn't the best but it didn't worry us, as we were inside keeping warm, except for when we went to the BIG house for a fabulous tea. Thanks so much to Margaret and Eric.

Now I must share the final collection of Christmas cards from Kaisercraft, it being Christmas Carol. These cards were made for the Workshop Magazine. The colours are more traditional, hence more to my liking - in fact it is really lovely with the rich red, greens etc.

I have enjoyed showing you these collections, hope they have been some help, giving you ideas for your Christmas cards. Do remember the ranges  are all available, to purchase, at Artfull Crafts. 

Well, I must go and work out what I am teaching on Wednesday, as I have a class at the shop and I really need to get some shut-eye. I'm a bit past these late nights but it was all well worth it.

It is great to have a computer that is working to it's full potential again - many thanks to Graham and Liz for their visit last Wednesday evening. I still have a long way to go 'til  I have this thing conquered but we're still working at it.

Happy crafting  and many blessings to you all,

Betsy xxx

Monday, 23 September 2013

Another Christmas Card Selection

Well ladies, South Canterbury is in holiday mode today, as it is Anniversary Day, hence a sleep-in  was the order of the day. The weather is not all that wonderful, so really am enjoying the laid back feel!!

I am going to share with you, another Christmas collection from Kaisercraft - love to know what you think of this one. It is called Santa's List - not really sure where the name came from! It is a very bright happy range of papers for those of you who like a more modern look, for myself I am very much a traditionalist and prefer the vintage themed ones. It is good we are all different, isn't it!

All today ladies, do hope you get some inspiration from these cards. What's your thoughts on Santa's List?

Thank you again for taking the time to check this out. By clicking on the photos you get a clearer image. Hopefully this will improve, as Liz and Graham are coming out again on Wednesday evening, so as to sort my computer out. What one would do without accommodating friends!! Like me, my computer is a little out-dated!

Happy crafting to you all, and many blessings,

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 16 September 2013

St Nicolas Christmas Cards

Oh what a beautiful morning,
Oh what a beautiful day,
I've got a beautiful feeling . . . .
Can you all hear me singing ladies? The sun is shining, the washing is on the line and all looks great!

I had a wonderful day on Saturday with some lovely ladies at Artfull Crafts. We were working with the Needle and Threads collection which I did teach at SENZ but Liz felt some of our local ladies might enjoy.
By the response, I think they did and I sure did!

I have the St Nicholas collection, from Kaisercraft, to share with you today. This perhaps is my favourite one of all their collections and at the moment I am working with it, for the monthly Card Kit for Artfull Crafts. There are some of these cards in the Workshop Magazine ( yes, I have been reinstated! ) but I will show you the four I made.

That's it today ladies, hope you enjoy another one of Kaisercraft's Christmas ranges. We have another three to go!

Thank you all so much for taking the time to check this out - I really do appreciate you all and hope I have given some ideas for your Christmas cards. Christmas is sure fast approaching - saw the other day that it is 100 days 'til the 25th - I just don't know where this year has gone!!

Trust you are all enjoying this super day, happy crafting and many blessings,

Betsy  xxx

Friday, 13 September 2013

Enchanted Ella - Artfull Inklings

Good morning all.
A quick post this morning before I head out to have a day with my crafting friends.
I do have an objective in view here today as I am entering this card in the Southern Girls Challenge which is "Make Believe". Just thought Enchanted Ella fitted the bill!
Artfull Crafts have just brought out these gorgeous Inklings, and there are a variety of different ones. They have been printed on colouring paper, so all one has to do is colour them in, cut out and place on cards etc. My card has been coloured with my new Kaiserfusion alcoholic pens. I have used Kaisercraft's  Hopscotch collection.

Do hope this works now!

Have a great day everyone, enjoy this lovely weather and many blessings,

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 9 September 2013

How many weeks 'til Christmas?

Good morning ladies.

As I lay in bed this morning listening to the dawn chorus I thought of that verse we have in Song of Songs 2 v 12  - Flowers appear on the earth, the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.
I do really love Springtime, as I've said before, and so enjoy the beautiful days we have been having here. Haven't we a lot to be thankful for?

Now on another tangent, Christmas is fast approaching as Kaisercraft's September Magazine has all the Christmas collections on show and there really are some lovely projects in the magazine. They have excelled themselves this year with five, yes five collections!! I am going to share some cards made with the very first one that came out, Merry and Bright. Now, I'm not so sure the title really gives an indication of what it is like, as it sure isn't merry and bright, but I still enjoyed making these cards. What's your thoughts ladies!

The collectables in each of their ranges, makes card making so much easier and quicker. No doubt, you can tell I'm a Kaisercraft fan!

Must away and catch some of this lovely day. Do click on the photos to get a clearer image. Thank you all so much for checking this out and I do hope that I have given you some ideas for your Christmas cards.
There are still four more collections to go, so watch this space!!

Do hope you are all enjoying this fabulous day, happy crafting and God's blessings  to each one of you.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 2 September 2013

Class Cards

Hello to all you lovely ladies. Another fabulous day here, Spring has arrived!! This weather certainly helps ones equilibrium, doesn't it? Do hope you are all enjoying the same, where ever you are.
As I have been teaching the classes for Craft Creators for a number of weeks, just filling in, I thought I would share a couple of cards that we did. Quite simple but the ladies did seem to enjoy making them.

This card was made using the Cherry Lynn Step Card die - it does making step cards so simple. Kaisercraft's Summer Breeze collection was used. You will notice there is also an envelope to match - what would one do, if we didn't have our envelope board? Fabulous!! Available from Artfull Crafts.

For this card I taught the ladies how to make a window which we covered with acetate. The sentiment is one of Kaisercraft's new stamp sets - there are some lovely words in these sets, of course all available at Artfull Crafts.

I have just made this card for another of my special friends, thought I would share it as well. I love this Sweet Pea collection from Kaisercraft and again a different shaped card. I do like personalizing cards for very special people!
Remember the challenges at Artfull Crafts. We do love seeing all the various projects that you all come up with and of course there are prizes to be won! Spring is the theme.

All today, happy crafting and may you all be blessed,

Betsy xxx