My papercraft and card making projects

Sunday, 27 April 2014

a thank you card

this is a sue Wilson delight that I have made specially for someone
her original was in black and white but I have used blush pink and lilac
all the stamping is done using cranberry Adirondack ink, and I have added edging of wisteria glitter
the background / flower stamps are by heartfelt creations

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

a get well card

sue Wilson recently shared this design
it is her new die of the background from the Italian collection.
I coloured the areas that are flowers and leaves with touches of distress inks.
behind the background I put a sheet of white card covered with a sticky sheet and iced snow glitter, and spritzed the areas behind the flowers with the spritzing tool and distress markers to give a light colour to the glitter too.
spellbinders bitty blossom for the flowers, an extra outer edge of the iced snow glitter and I thought this would make a nice get well card.

Monday, 21 April 2014

be beautiful

I love this recent addition to sue Wilson's blog
I used a mask for the embossed background, sues Italian collection and flower dies with new justrite stamps. I used spellbinders tranquil moments for the accent behind the sentiment.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

be who you are

this is another of the crafty goddess Sue Wilson's designs
using justrite stamps and dies with sues flower and leaves dies
I tried using glycerine on my background stamp; brayering it over then stamping it and using that as a medium for the embossing powder.  this technique was shown by Sheena Douglas.  it really works very well on larger surfaces to be stamped.  [I got a small bottle of glycerine very inexpensive from ebay]

Monday, 14 April 2014

fabulous day

this is a very recent sue Wilson design
very bright and cheery and ready for spring - just what we need!
I have used her new embossing folder and a new justrite stamp set.  I must admit I wasn't sure about these stamps at first but I enjoyed using them.  a different, more stylised, design in the stamps.
I coloured them with distress markers

Sunday, 13 April 2014

pink rose

I love this sue Wilson design
as she says on her blog the ivory embossing powder used for the background is a lovely shade and goes perfectly with the milk card
the focal element is coloured with distress markers

Friday, 11 April 2014

wishing you well

a lovely framed card using sue Wilson's background die
I experimented with it to get the white 'highlights' and dabbed perfect medium through the dies then used white embossing powder.  it sorta worked!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

happy birthday card

this is one of sue wilsons recent designs using her new dies
I have used milk and rich plum card and used no embellishment as I thought this might be suitable as a mans birthday card.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


this gold and white design by sue Wilson uses the justrite alphabet background stamp with gilding flakes