Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Class Cards

Good morning ladies and it is a lovely day after a hard frost. There are a few bulbs starting to show through now, so can't be too long 'til we get our Spring,  accompanied with warmer weather.I so look forward to it after the Winter - everything seems to come to life again.

I know I am a day late this week but yesterday was a visiting morning, then off to Timaru as it was the Wilson Street Baptist ladies card making afternoon and I had to make sure they were all behaving! They all seemed to be managing very well really!

Last Wednesday, I tutored the class for Liz, as she was otherwise engaged, so today I am sharing the cards that we made. It is so much fun being with all the lovely ladies, we really do have a fun time.Occasionally I am told the tutor is a bit grumpy, but one really does have to show who's boss!! Isn't that right Lyn?

Using one of the new collections from Kaisercraft, called Fly Free, we made a Bendi Card. If anyone is interested in making this card, you will find a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. We all enjoyed making it and it is really quite simple and the possibilities are endless. Don't you love the bright colours in the collection?

We always make a different fold card, then for our second card we do a simpler one. Again we used the same range of papers, stamps from the collection and colouring with the Kaiserfusion Alcohol Pens. Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 was used for cutting the main frame, then Spellbinders Floral Ovals for the smaller one. Very simple, but the ladies enjoyed making these. This collection is available from Artfull Crafts, and of course many other favourite products are there to tempt you!

A home day today, so I really must make the most of it. A group of us card makers are heading through to the Cake and Craft Show in Christchurch, on Friday, so that should be an enjoyable day. Artfull Crafts are going to be there with their shop, so do stop by to have a chat with Liz and Graham, if you are going to be there.

Thanks so much for all the interest, comments, e'mails etc that you kindly send - it does make blogging well worthwhile.

Happy crafting to you all and many blessings,

Betsy  xxx


  1. Chrisine Franklin13 August 2015 at 08:48

    Hi Miss Betsy

    I really like the vibrancy of these two cards, they really have the wow factor, just wondered what brand of punch you have used in the Bendi Card for the pink edging matting behind the very fetching floral dsp - is it a Martha Stewart one that is currently available at W/hse Stationery by any chance? I will have to make a point of looking at the tutorial for that technique of card and giving it a go. The combination of embellishments you have used in this card really give it a great balance as well as adding to the overall impact - Thank you.

    1. Hi Christine, Thank you so much for your encouraging comments. Yes it is a Martha Stewart border punch, Doily Lace Edge. It is one of my all time favourites. Yes the ladies really did enjoy making this card, there are plenty of tutorials available. Sorry I have been so long getting back to you but the computer has been the furtherest from my mind lately - things are looking brighter today. Thanks again Love hearing from you Christine, Betsy.