Monday, 25 July 2016

Latest Achievements

The morning has past me by somehow, but I must add a blog now, so as to keep in touch with all you lovely ladies. It has been busy over the past few days but I feel we are now back into our retirement mode! We have thoroughly enjoyed our weekend though, it is always so nice to have visitors stay and to get to know them so much better.

Today I am going to share a card I have made for our lovely grand-daughter Millie Rose who has reached the age of 13 years - my how the years fly!! Then I thought I would show you a kit I have put together which I bought off Imagine-If, while at SENZ. It is a photo album and as yet I am waiting on photos of the family, to add to it. Hopefully at our Christmas get together, they will oblige me with their lovely smiles!

Millie's card is made using one of  Kaisercraft's June collections  called Boho Dreams. It is a 5 1/4" square card and I have cut the fancy borders using a Sue Wilson Die, Centaurus, CED4419. There are five dies in this pack, so lots of different ideas ladies! The camera girl is part of the range - I have cut her out from one of the papers.

Now again, I am well out of my comfort zone with this one but the end result is rather fabulous even though I didn't  altogether enjoy the process of assembling it. It is good to stretch one limits at times!!

That's it today ladies, have a call to make now. So thankful for your interest and taking the time to check this out. Love your emails comments etc. Do hope you are all enjoying as lovely a day as we are having here, happy crafting and may God bless you all.

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 18 July 2016

Sue Wilson Dies

What a beautiful winter's morning it is - no frost and the sun is shining. A great day for getting the washing on the line.

Today I thought I would share another couple of cards made with the Sue Wilson Dies. For these two cards I have used the same die but got a totally different look. There are some lovely ones available and Artfull Crafts have them in stock now. You won't need be too long deciding which ones though, as they are moving relatively fast.

Black and white cards are always stunning, are they not! The die is Creative Expressions, Sue Wilson, Lattice Arched Adornment, CED6302. It is so delicate and pretty. For the background I have used Couture Creations embossing folder, Tied Together, CO724399 and the leaves are cut from a Ultimate Crafts Die from the Magnolia Lane Collection which also has a lovely rose die. A Prima flower finishes this card.

For this card I have used Kaisercraft's new July collection, called Mademoiselle. It has a very delicate colour palette, rather pretty altogether with a vintage feel. No doubt, it will be very popular. It is a simple card with a bit of fussy cutting, the beautiful die and a Kaiser flower. The butterfly is cut from the papers.

Whose looking forward to the crop day on Saturday? I will be teaching a box card then a couple of card kits, one being the one I taught at SENZ and the other is the monthly kit. Both are lovely collections and I know you will enjoy the day. For the box card I have used the lovely Botanical range from Kaisercraft and the chipboard kit is from Imagine If.

Until next time ladies, happy crafting and God bless you all,

Betsy  xxx

Monday, 11 July 2016

Always and Forever Cards

Good morning to all - it is rather nippy this morning as we have had a good hard frost but the sun is shining so we're hopeful it will warm up soon, as I have to have a trip into Timaru in an hour or so. I am so thankful for our lovely warm house, on days like this!

I know I missed posting last week but after having had a fabulous weekend away at SENZ with the girls, Monday was a day to just relax and find some lost energy. What a wonderful time we had and as it stands, my friends are all anticipating next year. It was also lovely catching up with my many friends from different parts of the country and of course making new ones.

I am showcasing a couple of cards today which I have made using Kaisercraft's, Always and Forever Collection. It is a very romantic range of papers with beautiful colours.

Again I have used my Cherry Lynn Step Card die, B348 to cut this card ( my all time favourite!) the bunting die is from La La Land, Heart Banner, LL8026. The circle for the sentiment is a Nellie Snellen circle die. A Prima flower placed over one of the collectables. Very simple but the recipient was thrilled with it.

Now the request for this one was a flat card for posting - how can Betsy make a flat card you say, when she is into bling, flowers etc. Well here it is ladies. I have done a bit of fussy cutting and the die I have used is a BoBunny, Lattice Frame Die, 12839756. There are four pieces in this die, so various looks can be achieved. The collectables are a real bonus in these collections, as I have made use of another one here. The sentiments are printed off using the computer.

As a bonus, I will show you a kit I have put together since coming home. I found this at Imagine It's shop and it sure was fun making it up. Thanks goes to Jo - the instructions were so easy to follow even though I was well out of my comfort zone!

That's it today ladies. Thanks so much for not giving up on me and stopping by. Very happy crafting and I pray you will all be much blessed. Until next time,

Betsy  xxx