My papercraft and card making projects

Monday, 23 March 2015

birthday wishes

My version of Sue Wilson's card using her new corner dies
I tinted some pearlescent card from my stash with Adirondack aqua ink for the layer under the sentiment and used the same card as a final mat.
The flowers are vellum tinted with the same ink, as is the [white] ribbon.
I made the stickpins with Sue's new elements plus some of my own, snipping off the fixed pearl on the head.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

best wishes

Another of Sue Wilson's designs showcasing the gorgeous new Greek Island Background die, embellished with the ivy Finishing Touches.
On my version I have used the Cornflower as an embellishment and there is a layer with diamond sprinkles under the trellis of the die.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

friend like a rainbow

I had fun working out how to replicate this Sue Wilson design!
It is one that she blogged to showcase her new Square Frame die.
I used the new lilac card I bought with some of the pumice coloured card as a variation to white/milk.  It is like a very muted, palest of grey.
Luckily I also had the stamp sentiment.

Thursday, 19 March 2015


Periwinkle blue and white card for this Sue Wilson design
My first attempt at this kind of ribbon bow using the new satin ribbon from creative expressions.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

thanks for everything

This Sue Wilson design card is again using the 'bed of roses' embossing folder.
I used lilac and white card.
The flower is made from the camellia and the classic rose dies, scrunched up and tipped with shaded lilac ink.
[I have a new pack of card I bought labelled 'lilac' also but it is a different, more pinkish, shade.  It is a nice colour nonetheless.  I will use it soon]

Monday, 16 March 2015

you're special to me

Peach and white card for this Sue Wilson design
It showcases her new 'bed of roses' embossing folder which I think is one of the best so far!
On the peach square embossed piece I used the reverse/deboss of the folder as they are both stunning.
Creative Expressions have these new sentiment stamps in clear polymer which I really love - much easier to place your stamped image.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

just for you

This is a more 'masculine' style card designed by Sue Wilson and recently shown on her blog.
The background embossing folder is one of her new 8 x 8 inch folders in a snakeskin pattern.  The technique here is just embossed on brown card then walnut stain distress ink swiped over the surface.  A very realistic leather effect.
I made two of these with slightly different sized frame [with the 'rope' embossed edge] as I imagine they will be popular for my charity.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

best wishes

This card is based on a design on the very lovely Julia Watts' blog
I am a huge admirer of Julia's work plus she is a gorgeous lady.
This is another version of Sue's weaving dies with Julia's clever twist on it.  She says it is more time consuming .... you are telling me!!  I nearly gave up!! LOL!  I didn't do as perfect a job as Julia did and mine is a bit wonky!
I used Sue's 'best wishes' sentiment die and added some diamond sprinkles.
I used the open camellia die for the flower and added a couple of stick pins [I am getting a serious addiction to these now!!]

Saturday, 7 March 2015

many thanks

Today's Sue Wilson card is again using her new weaving dies.
  This is just the basic one used for the base and the Classic Adorned rectangle.

Thursday, 5 March 2015


This striking design was shown to us by Sue Wilson to showcase her new dies.
This is using the St Lucia from Caribbean collection and the Gemini-Perseus.
I used just Sue's picture to work out how to make this - there are no instructions, but I am getting used to working Sue's wonderful techniques

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

thank you

This is my version of a Sue Wilson design
I wanted to use the new sentiment die so incorporated it instead of a stamped sentiment. It is larger than Sue's original but I think it kinda works.
I used milk and gold coloured card.
I have just treated myself to some of the Creative Expressions stick pin elements that Sue has introduced and made a coupe already so I hope to add them to some cards very soon!

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Monday, 2 March 2015

thinking of you

This Sue Wilson design is using her new Classic Adorned Square Noble die.
The debossing on the frame is delicious.
The background has gilding flakes on it and I also used the gilding flakes for the sentiment using flake and glitter glue to stamp with.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

you're wonderful

 Sue Wilson demonstrated how to make this card on one of her video blog posts.
The stamp used on the focal element is gorgeous.  I used the new latex blending sponges to shade it with ... highly recommended!!
I have just ordered some of Sue's newly released Stick Pin elements to make custom stick pins so can't wait to try out some of them soon!  I don't use them very often as I am slightly concerned of selling them in the charity shop, but thinking about it, if I use my hot glue gun to securely adhere them I am sure they will be fine!