My laptop has up and died on me so I will be unable to post for a while.
I am attempting a smartphone post!!
Hopefully it will work!!
A very happy new year to everyone.
Thursday, 29 November 2012
my last scheduled post for now
when i get home i will be making some more cards ..... as sue wilson publishes one every day, i still have quite a few to catch up with!!
this is made as per sue's instructions using the heartfelt creations die.
i was a bit lacking in sentiments that fit the space!
i could never have seen this layout just by looking at the die!!
sue's eye is just spectacular.
i shall probably make more of these in different colours, as the card is coloured using distress inks not pre-coloured card.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Monday, 26 November 2012
i have a few more cards to publish this week from my last big donation bundle to the sussex beacon charity
this elegant gold and black card is another of the amazeballs sue wilsons designs.
i love this one a lot!!
i will try to schedule a couple more posts for this week as i am going to be away for a week myself in the sussex beacon for a little rest, and not sure of internet connections there.
see you all soon xx
Friday, 23 November 2012
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
this simple but stunning sue wilson design is a perfect xmas card, imo
i made several of these!!
i delivered almost 45 cards to the charity today and they are being sold at the charity gala event on 24th november and hopefully will raise up to £7 each for them!! result!!!
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
....catching up with posting my makes....
a lovely, simple sue wilson design
the frame is something different in technique ... colouring a piece of card before die cutting, with various distress inks then stamping and clear embossing. a darker ink over the top highlights the stamped image [justrite flourish background stamp]
a nice greeny-bluey-teal finish!
i have another 45 cards to deliver to my charity!
[less 1 i just gave to my doctor to say thankyou!]
Monday, 19 November 2012
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Saturday, 17 November 2012
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Monday, 12 November 2012
Friday, 2 November 2012
Thursday, 1 November 2012
my version of another sue wilson design
i love the justrite stamps that co-ordinate with the spellbinders dies
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Monday, 29 October 2012
a spanish friend of mine just had a special birthday and i was asked to make 2 cards for her for 2 different people!
using the techniques and 'skills' i have recently learned from sue wilson's cards i made these 2 cards
the top card is all black and ivory. the sentiment is computer generated.
the lower card is milk card and vellum with silver embossing on a justrite stamp
Saturday, 27 October 2012
Saturday, 20 October 2012
2 more almost identical offerings using sue wilson's original as my inspiration.
i found it difficult to find a] a nice soft peach coloured card and b] some nice soft peach ribbon to match, so these have become a little brighter than expected lol.
but hey they are a bit cute eh?
i'm doing multiples of each card now so that i can give more to the charity.
i will be doing even more when i can as i have been told i might have to go into the Sussex Beacon myself soon for a little break .... not been at my best recently!
so i'll have more payback to do!! lol!
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Sunday, 14 October 2012
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
for this design i mbossed a brown coloured card for the base
on a sentiment surrounded by decorative labels eight die, cutting a frame and embossing the main part with other sizes of dies.
my tattered floral is made from krinkly kraft paper edged with black dabber and spritzed with bronze perfect pearl
i added a flourish and butterfly covered in gold embossing powder and mounted the piece onto kraft card.
visit sue wilson's blog to see her original
Monday, 8 October 2012
here are 2 similar cards from SUE WILSON's blog
they were quite simple to make so i did 2 at the same time [increase charity sales!]
[i just noticed some black pearls are missing on both cards -- i'll sort that out!]
i have quite a collection of the latest spellbinders dies now so i can reproduce lots of cards!
again thanks to my goddess sue for allowing us to reproduce her beautiful designs! i still have loads more to make!
Sunday, 7 October 2012
Saturday, 6 October 2012
sorry i have not blogged recently .... the real world has its grip on me sometimes!
since my last blog i have visited ally pally craft show and had a brilliant day!!
meeting sam poole and julia watts and the gorgeous hels sheridan was fabulous, but my excitement knew no bounds when i got to meet my idol SUE WILSON!!!
she is even nicer and sweeter in real life!!
she was so complimentary about my cards!! thank you sue. for everything.
so following on i came back re-energised and determined to make more cards for my charity THE SUSSEX BEACON.
this week i managed to deliver almost 50 cards to them to sell, and they were particularly delighted with my 'sue wilson designs'
so now my shelves are bare and i need to restock!! so i have made a few more cards this week after a little break.
here are 2 cards of the same design from SUE which she recently made on create and craft. i used my gilding flakes instead of gold leaf. they are both 6inch square, so slightly smaller than usual. i left the flower embellishment off one of them for variation.
these are among my most favourite so far - i love these colours and gilding flakes, and the majestic squares spellbinders die is just beautiful!!
Thursday, 20 September 2012
today i made a simple card again from sue wilson's designs
it has an embossed background with 3 strips of brown card dissecting it, the central one has a sentiment in white embossing powder then covered in micro beads
3 flowers made from crinkle kraft paper
i am still reeling from the mention of my blog by Sue Wilson on Ideal World tv last night!!
I will be going to Ally Pally Craft show this saturday.
if anyone else will be there say hi!! i will be one of the very few males there i am anticipating!! lol.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
.... by the fact that Sue Wilson mentioned my blog on Ideal World tv this afternoon!!
I am overwhelmed with gratitude and thanks for the lovely facebook messages!! lol!
this is another of Sue's designs that I have tweaked.
I stamped a flourish stamp in snowcap ink onto blue card as a background
i had to resize the layout [as i often do] in order for it to fit on an 8x8 card base.
my ribbon bow is a bit insipid as i didnt have the correct colour and used tumbled glass to colour white seam binding, but i didnt do enough! lol!
i just love the way that Sue manages to use various shapes and motifs to create beautiful designs .... i have trouble doing that.
Monday, 17 September 2012
Sunday, 16 September 2012
another sue wilson designed card in my version.
i love the colours of this one
simple background with 3 doily motifs in black and burgundy card
the flower is an inkylicious stamp [hydrangea] stamped in cranberry
the embellishment i made myself using a creative expressions fancy pearl using a mould in a ranger mould n pour mix so now i can make as many as i like! [they are not made in black i dont think]
Saturday, 15 September 2012
today, my version of another of sue wilson's designs
the flowers are tim's tattered florals coloured with victorian velvet and the sentiment is a stamp from inkylicious
i edged the 8 x 8 base card with pumice and spun sugar to soften the whiteness as the rest of the card is ivory/cream card with black.
Friday, 14 September 2012
2 more cards using the brilliant ideas of sue wilson
my spellbinders addiction has me well hooked now
i have spent wayyy too much recently buying the latest releases!!
the top card has a patterned paper background that i extra m-bossed and used some clear perfect medium to pick out the raised embossing then dusted some perfect gold powder on it.
i have some matt gold card that i used for the focal piece and the edging
i made the button using a mould and some embossing powder .... just versamarked the mould then added a coat of gold embossing powder and when still hot added a little more then another layer etc until it was filled! first time i tried it and it worked really well.
the lower card is very simple but stylish i think.
the lattice background has black cosmic shimmer glue dotted at every 'junction' ... the effect is incredibly tactile!
Thursday, 13 September 2012
2 more recent spellbinders cards
inspired by sue wilson
the 'pink' card has a background i stamped in rose madder archival with an inkylicious stamp because i had no suitable pink patterned paper
boys can do pink too!
mounted on an 8x8 card
the 'red' card has an mbossability background highlighted with pumice stone
a few spellbinders die cuts, a red ribbon bow, tim acoutrement button .... bish bash bosh card done.
ribbons and cosmic shimmer pearl glues from creative studios
Monday, 10 September 2012
2 more cards in my recent spellbinders designs
the top card is sand and black cardstock, simply using the extendable background.
the sentiment is covered in micro beads.
the lower card has a background using ornamental ironworks m-bossabilities on spellbinders metal foil sheet, sanded back which looks amazing on kraft card.
the dots on both cards is using cosmic shimmer pearl glue, black and bronze.
again ribbon and embellies from sam poole with tim holtz flourishes, button, and small flowers using tattered pinecone.