My papercraft and card making projects

Sunday, 25 September 2011


quickly posted
i've been playing with the pumpkin die!!

i'll probably add to this later ....

and yes the eyes etc glow
in the dark!!

Monday, 19 September 2011

guess what .... yep halloween !!!

this has to be my favourite of tim's dies this season...
most of these cards will be for my charity 

i'm trying out lots of different techniques for the backgrounds;

the boo is in chunky glitter
background is kraft glassine
cosmic shimmer orange paint and
dark bronze powder on embossed
background, heated to seal on
black card sprayed with perfect pearl
boo is totally covered with the
glow-in-the-dark paint!!
looks amazing at night!!

dark grey glitter on boo
last year's embossing folder
from TH on manila card
swiped with sepia archival
 and clear embossing powder
[for resist], then inked

Sunday, 18 September 2011

and still more halloween!

i'm churning these out now!! c,")

ditress core'dinations, embossed
crackled boo
and a bit of black sparkly fluff! lol
well, why not

Saturday, 17 September 2011

even more halloween!

i'm loving tim's new dies for halloween!!!
i've used pinflair gel glue to stick things down for big dimension!
layered card is just bazzil basic or core-dinations
[waiting for kraft core-dinations to arrive!! yumm!]

halloween stamp and embossing folder,
 black card with inks and perfect pearls,
 spider covered in glossy accent.

kraft resist background, white distress ink, perfect pearls

again stamped and embossed background with
 interference pearls on black card,
 silver glitter on boo - for a change!
 glow-in-the-dark skull!!

stamped/embossed on watercolour card
 and sprayed with water.
 boo is just on black card with rock candy crackle


handy tip of the day;
i used to find that ordinary chipboard would sometimes not cut completely even with the vagabond, but i have found that if you run it through twice or even 3 times [easy to do with the vaggy - just change direction] it cuts chipboard much better, without so much of the 'tearing'.... the 'boo' has been coming out much easier doing this - there are lots of small waste pices!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

halloween again!

just another quick halloween card!

again the candles are glow-in-the-dark!
great paint! by decoart.

background is using the reflections stamp on an embossing folder ... i love this technique!

highlights on web are perfect pearl

another black glittery boo!!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

more halloween!

i received my first part of my order of tim's latest dies for halloween today so i had to have a play!!

i added to the card i made yesterday;

the skull is glow-in-the-dark!!
and i had to add some special glitter to the 'boo'!
[art glitter gala glitz black];

i love this candleabra!!
[work in progress]

and i wanted to say how fabulous Dyan was on qvc yesterday!!!
and i am very proud to know the amazing Kaz!! her samples were quite stunning!!  well done hun!!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

halloween card

just received my first of tim's new dies for halloween
the strip die autumn gatherings
i might do a little more work on this ...

and inside the card ...

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

steampunk card

just a random card to get inky!

manila card covered in fresco paints london night, crackle glaze, snowflake on top, tinted with blue alcohol ink.
tim's stamps 'steampunk' in iris stazon to give a 'blueprint' look. Clockface, plate etc and cogs cut from grungeboard coloured with silver dabber and distressed with brown dabber / tools.  ideaology embellies.
Graphic 45 core'dinations clock background.


i was cutting up 12 x 12 sheets of manila into standard US size pieces [4 1/4" by 5 1/2"]to fit the embossing folders for some halloween and christmas cards and i found the strip left over was just the right size to cut into ATCs