My papercraft and card making projects

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.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

just because i care

this card is my version of another from debbie at paperpastimes blog
using the new spellbinders card creator elegant labels 4 and various label dies with matching stamped images embossed in white
the flowers are again vintage floret in vellum with white embossed stamping
the background is memory box piestra tile
i have several of these in different colours that i need to complete with more flower embellishments.  i really love this design.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

thinking of you

this card is based on a design by debbie at paperpastimes blog
i have used my new white pearl card from anna marie designs
you can tell from the reflection of the camera flash it is a lovely soft sheen pearl card that embosses beautifully
i embellished it with roses that are in fact made from the smaller dies in the new vintage floret set!!  this die is so versatile. 
 i used the same blush card for the flowers that i used behind the filigree delight focal piece, and i edged them with a little touch of the new cosmic shimmer gilding waxes in pearl moon and amethyst.
the swirl is by cheery lynne

Monday, 15 April 2013

200th blog!!!!! you are the world

yes this is my 200th blog!!!
and for this i want to show my latest sue wilson design
white on white is very popular and becoming my favourite choice
this is a spellbinders and heartfelt creations piece, the flowers are vellum and the sentiment is covered in microbeads which gives the glow from the camera flash
i absolutely love this design, and the sentiment goes out to all of you.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

lifetime of love

i finally got my vintage floret die
i have a few cards waiting to be 'embellished' with them
i made these flowers using vellum and stamped them with white embossing powder using the matching stamps
the swirl is a cheery lynne die
this is from a design by debbie of paperpastimes
who i really admire and love her designs
but ....the crafting goddess that is sue wilson remains my number one muse and my greatest inspiration
not only that but she has to be the nicest, most radiant person who generously shares her talent and time with everyone
and after seeing her again today at ally pally craft show this has again been confirmed to me
love ya sue xxx

Friday, 5 April 2013

just because - white on white

i've been a little busy lately and have a few cards still half finished
this one i managed to finish off tonight
it is inspired by the amazing debbie on paperpastimes blog
she is my new muse!!
her work is just outstanding!!
i love the white on white look.  i even managed to get some of the pearl card she uses from anna marie designs [5 for £10 -- great bargain!] which arrived today and i have had a play with it tonight and it embosses sublimely!!  i will be using more soon.
i have to make 45 wedding invitations this weekend!!