Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Inspired by...

...Sue Wilson! For the next few days I'm going to share some cards of mine that were inspired by Sue Wilson. Whenever I get really stuck for inspiration, I love to have a look at Sue's blog and create a few cards inspired by her, and it soon gets my creative juices flowing again.

"Courage, Determination, Strength"

I want to dedicate this card to my cousin, Stephanie, who died recently. It has one of my favourite sentiment stamps, from IndigoBlu. The background uses a couple of Sue's favourite techniques - using two diecuts joined together to make a frame, and covering a stamped or patterned background with microbeads. That gorgeous flower centre was handmade by my best friend, Lee aka craftyloops who is a dab hand with a hot glue gun! I used it to cover up the bow knots, another of Sue's predilictions.
"Yesterday is a dream"

Here's a similar card using another of my favourite stamps, this time from Chocolate Baroque. I'm no good at those punched borders that Sue does. Mine always come out wonky so I don't bother :-)


  1. beautiful cards love them both. Alison xxx

  2. Oh my word, I've missed a tonne, lol. Right, time to catch up then. I love the die cuts you've used Maddy and the black and teal colour scheme is absolutely beautiful. Glad to see those flower centres came in handy too, lol. Hard to let go of aren't they?! It's all that gorgeous bling that I find hard to let go.....maybe I'm a magpie at heart, heehee. Lee x

  3. Beautiful have been busy since my last hop!...Joolsx


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