My papercraft and card making projects

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

just because

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

let it snow

a lovely pale blue and white Christmas design from sue Wilson
it took me a couple of attempts to get this one made!!  I kept making mistakes!
I used cosmic shimmer sparkle pva as centres to the snowflakes

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

christmas wishes

my version of one of sue Wilson's Christmas collection
vintage silver and white .... beautiful and elegant I think, with a touch of bling!

Friday, 19 September 2014


sue Wilson showed us this card on one of her recent tv appearances.
I really like this one - one of my favourites of the festive designs!
I made 2 other cards in the same design using dark blue on one and burgundy on the other

Thursday, 18 September 2014

best wishes

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

and a happy new year

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

believe in the magic

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

enjoy your day

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

simply fabulous

aqua and white card for this sue Wilson design
I just got the new petals dies by sue and love the way they layer on top of each other.  lots of possibilities with these.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

sweet dreams

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

let it snow

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

best friends

my variation of a design from the justrite website
sorry I don't recall the original designer
I coloured the flower stamp with my spectrum noir pens

Friday, 5 September 2014

bells of christmas

this kraft and milk card is another of sue Wilson's designs using justrite stamps

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


this is a striking design from sue Wilson
using her new Christmas dies including the poinsettia
the background I made using a score board
one of my favourite cards recently
I have already made several Christmas cards and will post them soon.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

heartfelt thanks

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

heartfelt thanks

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!