My papercraft and card making projects

Sunday, 31 August 2014

just because

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

special day

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

thanks so much

sue Wilson showed how to make this card in a recent video
it is one of her new striplet dies.
its been too long since I used gilding flakes!

Monday, 25 August 2014

thank you so much

my version of a sue Wilson design
I hope to get more use of out of this justrite background stamp because I really like it!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

wishing you ...

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] and glad I did -- it is lovely and will be very useful.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

christmas in silver and white

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

love you ...

a lovely Sue Wilson design using spellbinders, justrite stamps and Sue's embossing folder.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

happy birthday

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


sue Wilson published this design a little while ago
ginger and sky blue card!
I used sue's new embossing folder on the lower half of the card
this is also to say 'thank you' to everyone for my birthday wishes today! xx

Saturday, 16 August 2014

best wishes

a frilly card from the house of sue Wilson today!
something about this swirly frock appealed to me so I had to reproduce it!!
I added some extra bling to the dress with a stella glitter pen but its not very obvious so I might overdo it later!

Friday, 15 August 2014

lavender roses

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

Thursday, 14 August 2014

just for you

an incredibly elegant and so simple design by sue Wilson
I used rich ruby card to matt the cut shape using sues striplet die and a simple sentiment.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

best wishes

this delightful sue Wilson design is using her new dies.
the focal element is a clever technique using double sided sticky sheets.  I coloured the flower and leaves sections with spectrum noir for a little more colour intensity. then micro beads are stuck on the top.  lovely effect.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

for my friend

my version of a sue wilson recent design using her new dies and stamp

Monday, 11 August 2014

choose hope

another of sue wilsons more recent designs
this is using spellbinders and justrite stamps
I used white and vintage gold card but tinted the white with a little aqua Adirondack ink
this is one of my favourite recent designs
I managed to make 5 cards this weekend to help the dwindling stock in my charity shop! ;)

Sunday, 10 August 2014

good friends

this is one of sue wilsons designs using her new dies
she recently did a video tutorial for this one
I used some pearl white card in the background, and an older justrite sentiment

Friday, 8 August 2014

enjoy your day blue and silver

the original designer of this card is the very lovely super-smiley lady Julia Watts
I simplified her design and did not add any extra embellishments, but this is a lovely bright stylish design.
I need to make a lot of cards asap because my charity shop has all but sold out!!!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

sunny days

this is one of sue wilsons designs using the justrite sunflower stamps