Monday, 29 February 2016

Our Daughter's Birthday Cards.

Well another fortnight has slipped away since I was last in touch, but here we are again!

We had a lovely trip down South, seeing our two families, also our Church friends at Balclutha, on Sunday, but I must admit it was a bit rushed. Anyway we're back home and I'm doing my level best to get back into routine.

Two of our lovely daughter's have had birthdays lately, both in February so thought today I would share their cards that I have made for them. I'm sure they won't mind - anyway they'll let me know if they do, no doubt, but it will be too late!!

Jo's birthday was first and I have used Kaisercraft's Provincial Collection to make her card. It is a very pretty range with it's greens, greys etc and I do love the brick effect which I have added to the centre of the oval. Another fabulous die from Spellbinders, Oval Regalia, S4-492. It is ever so pretty.
Jo did seem to appreciate the effort I made, if one can call it effort!!

Rachelle's, being a week after Jo's, I made her's using Prima, Butterfly Collection and I do love the wine, pink colours of this one. As you will notice, I again used the Oval Regalia die, ( my favourite at the moment!) and have cut the bottom edge using Spellbinder's A2 Scalloped Borders Die, S5-182. As yet I haven't heard back from Rachelle, to see whether she approves!

Thankfully, we can all breath today, as the weather is so much cooler. The heat has been so draining lately, but I dare say it won't be long and we will be complaining about the cold. One is never satisfied!

That's it today ladies. Trust you are all enjoying what you are engaged in. Artfull Crafts have the camp at Stavely this weekend and it is always fun to be with like minded ladies, sharing ideas, food, fun, and laughter etc.

Until next time, may you know God's blessing,

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 15 February 2016

Two Birthday Cards

Good morning ladies.

Sorry I didn't get a post up last week - you know when one gets to my age, and there is a deviation from the usual and one is out of routine, it seems to upset the equilibrium. Being Waitangi Day last Monday, I spent a lovely time with four of my favourite friends, doing, guess what!? Yes, card making at Jenny's stunning home and a fun day was had by all. Thanks so much girls for letting me be part of a fabulous day.

Now today, I thought I would share a couple of cards which I have made recently, the first being an order for an elderly lady who has reached the wonderful age of 100 years. The second is for my lovely friend Jocelyn and I do hope she doesn't mind me sharing it here.

For Margaret's card I have used Blue Fern Studios papers, it is a 5 1/4" square card and the die is a Marianne Design, LR0152. As you will notice I have also used my sewing machine to sew round the edges and then have distressed them. The centre circle I have put through with an embossing folder. Do hope Margaret enjoys her card and a big congratulations on attaining such a remarkable age.

For Jocelyn's card I have made a Peek-a-Boo card, for which a tutorial can be found on Splitcoaststampers. Just google  the site, then go into the resources section and search for a Peek-a-Boo card. The instructions are very easy to follow. There is also a You Tube, so for those people who like visual, you are covered as well. That's me!!
One of my favourite collections, at the moment, is Couture Creations, Hearts Ease and I have used it for this card. Just love the colours and the vintage feel. For cutting the ovals, the Spellbinders Oval and Scalloped Ovals dies were used. For cutting the leaves I have a Couture Creations Intricutz die, CO724096, Evergreen. After putting it through the Big Shot I then cut it apart. It is so delicate for foliage. The image has been sourced from Photobucket. It is a tricky card to photograph but do hope you get some idea.

We are heading down to see our farm and Dunedin families at the end of the week, so are quite excited about that. Just maybe, I will be out of commission next Monday but will sure catch up the following week.

Happy crafting everyone and may you all be blessed.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 1 February 2016

Birthday Cards

Good afternoon ladies.

I am rather late today but have been out socializing with a group of lovely friends. As one of our patchwork ladies has recently shifted to a lovely new home in Geraldine, we were invited over to lunch - her home is delightful and the lunch was as well! A great time was had by all.

Today I thought I would share a couple of birthday cards I have made - one for our daughter and the other for a special friend. It is hard to believe that it is 50 years since the arrival of our beautiful baby girl - she was a little stunner and still is. We were besotted with her then, and still are! Special love to our Karena.

The collection I have used for Karena's card is a Couture Creations range called Vintage Rose Garden and the card is called a Shaped Tri Fold Card. I am sure Splitcoaststampers would have a tutorial for it in their resource section. That's my go-to place if I am searching for different shaped cards.The dies that are used are from Kaisercraft, both the circle and the edge die. I love the colours in this collection.

For Patti's card I have used the Secret Garden Collection from Graphic45 and the die is from Spellbinders, called Reflective Moment, S6-011. It is a 5'' X 7" die and a good size for a card, as well as being lovely, as no doubt you will agree.

We have a beautiful day here today, so must go and enjoy it while it lasts.Everything seems to be back to routine normal again now, as all the meetings etc are beginning again this week. It is always so nice to catch up on ones friends again, after the break.

Thanks so much for checking this out, I love hearing from you all, sure makes blogging worthwhile. Trust you are all having a lovely day, happy crafting and many blessings.

Betsy  xxx