My papercraft and card making projects

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

congratulations kev!

my best mate recently got accepted in an airline so I made him this card to celebrate him getting his 'wing' !
it is another heartfelt creations design using their papers, stamps and dies, with an ideaology wing for good measure!
I coloured the stamped image with cosmic shimmer acrylic inks and sparkling micas.
the flowers are highlighted with wink of stellar pens.   I'm embracing lots of glitter now!!
my last post of 2013 so wishing everyone a happy crafting 2014

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

more, beautiful to me

this heartfelt creations inspired design I have used the 'you are so beautiful to me' stamp again but turned on its side.
I only coloured the flower head this time using 'art glitter' in 'wisteria' which I also added to the other flowers and the card edge

Monday, 16 December 2013

beautiful to me

a design from the heartfelt creations website using the new stamps from beautiful Juliet and paper from the antiquity collection
I coloured my flower using my viva décor 3d stamping paint and a blending brush, and used the paint to colour the die cut background for an extra gleam
I added stickles glitter to the edge of the card

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Thinking of you

This is another Heartfelt Creations design that I have adapted. 
I recently bought myself the Perfect Layers tool which has turned out to be a godsend!!  I have always had trouble making even layers and this solves that problem so well. Glad I bought it! 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013


I made this card using heartfelt creations paper and flower dies from a design on their website. 
I over embellished the flowers as I love this look. I added some sticklers glitter to the edge of the card and dabbed a little over the flowers. 
My internet is down just now so uploading from my phone so I hope this works! 

Monday, 9 December 2013

heartfelt christmas

I've just completed this card which I made especially for a friend to give to their 'other half.'
it is from a design on the heartfelt creations website, coloured using the wonderful 3d stamp paints from viva décor.  they give a lovely finish almost between a sheen and a shimmer - hard to describe but gorgeous.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

gold xmas

this is a recent make using gilding flakes and heartfelt creations dies and sentiment stamp

Saturday, 7 December 2013

birthday card

I recently made this birthday card for an [older] lady utilising techniques I have recently learned.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

just because - its gold!

this is a card from sue Wilson's recent designs, using gilding flakes on the background stamped image.
I have altered the flower embellishment by using the new heartfelt creations Sweet Juliet flower die, which I coloured using gold, copper and green 3d stamp paint from viva decor

Thursday, 7 November 2013

everything happy

my version of a beautiful layout recently published on oyster stamp's page
I am drawn to gold!!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

gilding and glitter

I have made this card using a combination of recent techniques and designs
I made a piece using another mask and gilding flakes and micro beads which I mounted on a white square with some added black filigree corners from becca feeken just poking out the back.  I also made a matt frame with the gilding flakes.
the central element is also from the becca feeken lacy tiers and I used rock candy glitter behind it

Monday, 4 November 2013

gilding flakes again

this card is the same design as my last post but I wanted to try use gilding flakes to highlight the flowers.
I simply dabbed a little flake and glitter glue on each flower after I cut it out with the heartfelt sun kissed fleur stamp and die, then added gilding flakes to them
I also swiped some glue around the edge of my matted layer and gilded that too as well as the diecut shape under my sentiment
I have some pearlised paper with a gold sheen which I used for the ornate corners also.
gilding flakes are my latest passion!!  ive ordered a couple more from the cosmic shimmer range.

Friday, 1 November 2013

lovely / birthday

here are 2 cards adapted from Sue Wilson's recent design
the top card is made with white pearlescent card which shows the embossed details beautifully
the flowers are tinted with my new 3d stamp paints from viva décor
I have made the flowers 'flatter' so that the cards can be posted easier.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

just for you

this is the sue Wilson design that has inspired yesterdays card and a few others that I am making with the same technique, which she showcased on her recent appearance on create & craft tv
black and gold is simply stunning I think

Monday, 28 October 2013

you light up my life

this is a card I made using sue Wilson 'high-low' technique.
 I put a mask over a sticky sheet on a piece of black card then gilding flakes added.  remove the mask and add microbeads to the remaining revealed adhesive
a sentiment on a simple nested shape to finish my recent run on black and gold designs

Sunday, 27 October 2013

get well wishes

this black and gold card is another of sue Wilson's that I have changed slightly
the main image is stamped with glue then gold leaf flakes on it.  I adore gilding flakes just now.
the flourish is by tattered lace.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

thinking of you

another recent sue Wilson design
I love the latest justrite stamps -- I want them all!!!

Saturday, 19 October 2013

so thankful

one of sue Wilson's recent designs using mica powders on the stamped background
the leaves I cut using tim holtz tattered leaves and stamped them with a lace stamp and embossed in black then used the same mica powders randomly colouring them in
very simple but seasonal
I was happy to take about 25 cards to my charity shop today and they are begging me for xmas cards already so luckily I have a stock already for them!

Friday, 18 October 2013

spending time together

I am loving all the new techniques that sue Wilson is sharing.
this is using flake and glitter glue to stamp with then using the polished silk glitter
a simple but very elegant design from sue

Thursday, 17 October 2013

happy birthday card

a card that sue Wilson recently shared showing the lovely technique of stamping on top of cosmic shimmer silk glitters then a layer of micro beads on the top.

Friday, 27 September 2013

white on white

these 2 cards are sue Wilson designs which I have slightly altered. 
 I have used white pearlescent card and 2 different sentiments
the upper card I tried using the frame stamp and white embossing it before cutting it out

Monday, 23 September 2013

fire and ice

these 2 cards were demonstrated by sue Wilson using the technique she has called 'fire and ice'
the 'fire' is gilding flakes on a stamped image which is covered in a double sided sticky sheet then that is covered in iced snow glitter jewels from cosmic shimmer which gives the 'ice' layer.
quite stunning in real life.
after my visit to ally pally this weekend and seeing the ever gorgeous crafting goddess Sue Wilson and the equally ravishing and talented Sam Poole I thought it was time for me to get crafty again!!

Friday, 13 September 2013


I was off work sick for a week and watched Kleshna on create and craft tv with this intriguing technique I have not seen before, so I got myself some supplies to try it out.
this is my very first attempt at kumihimo braiding using black and silver threads.
the result is incredibly satisfying!!
this is just a starter kit that has made enough for a bracelet.  I will try and attach the findings next!
I have already ordered myself a selection of colours and threads and hope to progress onto beaded kumihimo soon!!
if I can do it anyone can! lol!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

peace on earth

here's a rarity.... a card that I have designed myself!!! lol
I recently got some viva décor 3d stamp paint and used it to colour the heartfelt decorative lattice swirl which I used around the sentiment.  the colours are beautiful and give a sort of crystal like lustre.
the sentiment and candle are also heartfelt creations.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

even more wonderful christmas!

I have again used the heartfelt creations stamp on this sue Wilson designed card.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

more wonderful christmas

this card I again adapted from a design published on heartfelt creations website

Monday, 26 August 2013

wonderful christmas

this card is adapted from a design on the heartfelt creations website
I added the filigree frame as my finished card is larger than the original and it needed something extra.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

best wishes - gilding flakes

this one of sue Wilson's recent designs using cosmic shimmer gilding flakes to stamp with and as a background

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

thinking of you

2 days in a row!!
I have wanted to make this sue wilson card for ages as I love the basket weave embossing folder!
the bow has a cameo embossed with gold powder in the centre.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

i am back!

hi folks!
well I am still alive! lol!
it has been 2 months since my last blog -- just had a lot going on, sorry.
this is the first card I have made in that that time and it is one of sue wilson's as always.
a simple black and gold card just to kick start my mojo again!!
hopefully I will get back into the swing again now!
I have still been buying loads of new spellbinders, heartfelt and justrite goodies which are crying out to be used!!

Monday, 3 June 2013

life is better with you in it

this card is my version of a sue Wilson design
I made the green decorative card using a justrite background stamp in clear embossing powder and cut the heart shapes from the same card.  the lower picture shows that I glued 3 hearts together to give them dimension
the hearts are from heartfelt creations timeless amour die set
this sentiment has special meaning for me at the moment! ;)

Friday, 31 May 2013

i treasure you

this gold and black card is from sue Wilson's original
I have made a smaller embellishment for postal reasons!
a lovely way to use sue's 'to die for' stamp and embossing folder, together with the new gilding waxes.

Friday, 24 May 2013


this 8 x 8 card is my take on a design by debbie from paperpastimes
i used white pearl card with layers of candlelight cream card from annamarie designs
the flower is sb delicate asters with the new large microbeads as a centre

Thursday, 16 May 2013

never ending story

these 2 cards are based on sue wilsons recent design
her original was in the blue and black but i made a rose pink and burgundy one also.
i really love these new border dies, and the oval has so much detail in it.

Monday, 13 May 2013

laugh more & worry less

this gold and pink delight is another of sue wilson's designs
i used a paler background and vintage floret flowers stamped with the same gold embossing powder used in the rest of the design, with a cheery lynne ivy corner flourish

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Best wishes

I am posting from my phone because my laptop is not well for a few days!
These 2 cards are designs by sue Wilson that I have replicated. 
The flowers are vintage floret with silver embossing powder. 
The centre of the filigree delight shape is stamped with the new cathedral lace die (Sam Poole shop) and buffed with pewter gilding wax. 

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

to a beautiful you

2 cards with different sentiments from an original design by sue wilson
i love the window die from spellbinders with the heartfelt matching stamps
in my versions i have used the grand squares as layers
i read a great tip for more detailed embossing on detailed dies -- use a ball head embossing tool when the shape is still in the die.  it worked a dream on the tags!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

special day

my obsession with the designs by debbie at paperpastimes continues!
again using white pearl card from anne marie designs
the flowers are from my stash of tiny white roses edged with a little cosmic shimmer gilding wax, the dove is from the new tattered lace collection and the swirl is by cheery lynne

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

because of you i am a better person

another card inspired by debbie from paperpastimes
i just had to get hold of this lattice die
it is made by spellbinders for 'our daily bread' and it is quite stunning.
i used the grand labels dies for layers using the pearl card from anne marie designs
i just got hold of creative expressions large sizes micro beads which i coloured with alcohol inks to use as the flower centre to match the blue background
the sentiment is from justrite ornate happiness squares, where you can mix the words to make your own phrase.

Monday, 29 April 2013

best wishes

this 8 x 8 card is my variation on an original by debbie at paperpastimes
i have added the argyle a4 embossing folder [crafters companion], and some piercing of the edges a la craft goddess sue wilson ;)
the card is again the white pearl from anne marie designs
i wish i had got the large square spellbinders dies before ... the finished look is so much nicer!

Sunday, 28 April 2013

happy birthday card

i recently splashed out on spellbinders grand square dies to help with my layering
to try them out i have used debbie from paperpastimes' original design and given it a tweak by using the vintage floret flowers in vellum, and a small flourish from cheery lynn
the new spellbinders bracket borders are stunning -- i didnt think i would like them but i can see them being used a lot!
i have used white pearl card from anna marie designs and a tiny peek of milk card between the layers
the centres of the flowers has micro beads in them and i used a tiny bit of amethyst gilding wax on the flower edges to take away the totally white look.
a mate asked me to make his girlfriend a card so this will be for her.