Sue Wilson design using her new dies and embossing folder.
Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Monday, 1 December 2014
Sue Wilson had recently released some more exquisite dies to her range.
In her original design she describes this card as being front opening with a band around it.
I have made my own version with the entire design on the front using divided die cuts and base card.
The sentiment is on a strip across the front, slightly bowed so its not flat.
I added embossed detail using spellbinders grand squares, and some extra layering.
Saturday, 29 November 2014
Thursday, 27 November 2014
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Sunday, 23 November 2014
this IS a special day!!
this is my first card showing Sue Wilson's new die releases - the new Gemini dies.
They are really clever and unique in that the outer 'edge' is split into two dies so that the shape can be cut out totally, or either edge.
here it is used using alternate sides of the same die.
In Sue's original design she used some stunning ribbon with a two-tone effect. I used some silky crush ribbon spliced lengthways and ran a dark green alcohol pen along the edges of it.
I've been a bit absent from blogging -- I overdid the Xmas cards and got a bit fed up with it so I have had a little break!
Sue's new dies are absolutely stunning!! I have ordered a few already and hopefully I will complete my [slightly obsessive] collection soon!
Saturday, 1 November 2014
Sunday, 26 October 2014
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Sunday, 19 October 2014
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
this design by Sue Wilson could be used for any occasion but the sentiment I used is a justrite Christmas stamp
The charity shop I donate to told me today that I have raised well over £1000 [plus gift aid] for my donated cards, so far.
A great deal of that is due to Sue Wilson's beautiful designs!
Monday, 13 October 2014
Saturday, 11 October 2014
Friday, 10 October 2014
Thursday, 9 October 2014
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
This is one of my very favourite Sue Wilson designs.
I might use this design for my own Christmas cards - if I find the time to make them!
Bold and dramatic.
The sentiment is a justrite set that I had difficulty finding and eventually got it on ebay from USA!!
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Monday, 6 October 2014
Saturday, 4 October 2014
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
a sue Wilson design using her new dies
I love making this type of card -- it looks really complicated but is very easy.
I'm still practising the pva glue dots and have found that measuring and marking every third hole from a piercing ruler gives an easier way of spacing them evenly.
Saturday, 27 September 2014
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Friday, 19 September 2014
Thursday, 18 September 2014
sometimes simplicity is very effective
an embossed background and sue's bow, stamped and covered in micro beads
in my version of sue Wilson's design I have used a stamp I recently got from 'clevercut' which is one of 3 sentiments with a 'hand-written' feel to them
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
I love this technique on this sue Wilson design
using 'letterpress' on the embossing folder [couture creations] on both the negative and positive side.
I used the creative expressions sparkle mica in gold and I actually used the copper on the gold card to give a stronger contrast and it still came out as a gold shade.
the stamps are justrite
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
this card I adapted from a layout on heartfelt creations website
I beefed it up quite a lot with lots of layers and a good amount of glitter. I used stampendous frantage green glitter which is quite chunky and left some 'gaps' which I filled in by finishing with some cosmic shimmer green silk glitter which is superfine and filled in any spaces and gave another green tone.
the sentiment is heartfelt creations from last xmas.
I used sue Wilson's new poinsettia die and stamp and her holly sprigs
Sunday, 14 September 2014
sue Wilson's original design used a more blue card; mine is nearer teal coloured but it matches the colouring of the flowers.
I used spectrum noir markers to colour the stamped image, then used my new silhouette portrait machine to cut around the image. I hand cut a second stamping of the flower heads and layered them on top for dimension.
the background is one of new new favourite stamps - the justrite iron swirls embossed in white on white card.
Thursday, 11 September 2014
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
a lovely sue Wilson design showing how to cut the frame die to shorten it
I added some extra bling with a wink of stellar pen over the stamped butterfly image
my silhouette cameo machine has arrived and I have been playing with it!! it will take time to master it but it is great fun!
Sunday, 7 September 2014
another gorgeous sue Wilson xmas design
I kinda made up my own 'technique' to do this as sue hasn't blogged it yet - just a photo.
I cut the snow die and stuck it onto a piece of double sided adhesive sheet then covered the rest of the sheet with iced snow glitter.
Saturday, 6 September 2014
Friday, 5 September 2014
Thursday, 4 September 2014
sue Wilson shared a video showing how to make this card
I love everything about it!! elegant and stylish.
it is white and silver although it looks slightly blue in the photo
in my version here I added an edging of glue and also dots of glue which I dusted with diamond sprinkles glitter
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
another card from the justrite website.
I made my own background with a justrite stamp and ranger 'cement' embossing powder, then coloured it with bundled sage ink and edged it with tea dye, and a random stamp of an old script stamp I have.
I used the new justrite dies vintage flourish one and vintage labels nine
Monday, 1 September 2014
this is one of sue wilsons more recent designs
I used black and aqua coloured card
I love this justrite background stamp; stamping and embossing with white powder onto black card.
I am not very good at the pva dots technique but gave it a go on this one on the black border. I tried using my piercing ruler to measure the spacing. I made a small pinprick every fourth hole and used that to apply my black pva glue to. I need more practice but it was acceptable!
Sunday, 31 August 2014
this is my take on a design on the justrite website
I coloured the image with my spectrum noir markers. i'm especially pleased with the blended shading of the blue background.
I used a piece of heartfelt creations paper under the spellbinders cut out, and a spellbinders flower die as embellishment
Friday, 29 August 2014
i've been wanting to reproduce this design from sue Wilson for a while now and finally got round to it!
it is a real stunner I think.
the only die cutting is the leafy embellishment, the rest is stamped from justrite stamps
I did use a circle die for the sentiment but just used a rotary cutter for the large gold circle as I don't have a die that size
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Monday, 25 August 2014
Sunday, 24 August 2014
still on the early Christmas theme
I really like this sue Wilson design
I stamped a couple of the wreaths and coloured them with spectrum noir. I snipped one of them apart to add some layers to the main wreath.
ive just managed to get hold of this spellbinders frame die [once upon a stamp.co.uk] and glad I did -- it is lovely and will be very useful.
Saturday, 23 August 2014
ok -- I know its a long time until Christmas but I have started to make cards now so that I have a good supply ready this year!
and there are so many beautiful new products and designs out already!
this is one of sue wilsons designs using justrite stamps and her bow die.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
ok for a change this is NOT one of sue's cards lol!
I found this layout on the justrite website showcasing the new vintage flourish one and vintage lables nine dies and the lovely ironworks / labels eight stamp
I coloured the stamp with spectrum noir markers and added dots of cosmic shimmer cristal sparkle pva. a matted layer of sues embossing folder finished it off nicely.
Sunday, 17 August 2014
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Friday, 15 August 2014
this sue Wilson design is made using her background die in white with a second lavender coloured cut out offset behind it.
it is raised above a layer of iced snow sparkle
I made a spellbinders bloom in the same lavender card and edged it with some lilac glitter
no sentiment on this one