My papercraft and card making projects

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!