Friday, 22 June 2012

Faux Silk Snowflakes

Happy Friday!  Just one more Christmas card before I give you a break from them!  Not too long, though, as I do have a bunch of them just waiting for their day on the blog!  a little story for this one, whenever my daughter comes to visit, we take a day and go thrift store hopping.  She used to have to drag me kicking and screaming, but since I found my nifty dictionary last year, I have been raring to go!  I started looking at everything differently then.  It wasn't just junk anymore, it was treasures and since then I have found some really nice items for my card making.  The background on this card was the result of one of those finds.  There was a stack of this blue tissue paper at one of the shops for 25 cents (about 18p) and I just loved the vibrant blue so home it came with me (along with some great buttons I found).  There is a lovely technique called "faux silk" that I usually do with white tissue paper, but I thought let's see what it looks like with the blue tissue paper.  I love it!  I think it works a treat with the snowflakes too!  I watered down some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and painted a piece of white card so it was entirely covered.  I use a piece of cut 'n dry foam for this as it's quicker.  Crumple up your tissue paper and then gently open it back up but don't take out all the wrinkles.  Lay it on your glue covered background and use your foam to tamp it down.  Be very gentle with it as it will tear quite easily.  I use a bit more of the glue mixture on the top to make sure it is nicely affixed.  Let it dry and trim it to size.  You can also use your heat tool to speed up the drying process.  I stamped my sentiment in black, then cut the ends at an angle so it would sit diagonally on the corner of my card.  I cut two small strips and used one of the egdeability inserts to cut them both.  I backed the cut out sections with a strip of blue card, then mounted them on foam pads then on to the edges of my sentiment strip.  I adhered a sticky adhesive sheet to a piece of white card then loaded it up with an assortment of the new snowflake dies and cut them all.  I micro beaded all the snowflakes for texture.  Some of them I placed two on top of each other and some were placed on the background on their own.  I placed an assortment of the snowflakes all over the background and one in the corner below the sentiment.  I added some half pearls to the centres of all of them as accents.  I double matted it in white and pierced the edges to finish it off.  You can see a few close ups below.  I love the micro beads on the snowflakes, it really makes them look frosty, doesn't it!  All for now, Sue x

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Jan said...

Morning Sue, I really think the blue and white really sets of the snowflakes they really are pretty good bargain crafting too!

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue Love this card and the tips for faux silk which I have not heard before.Watched your shows yesterday and all your cards were gorgeous as usual-if only I had a small particle of your talent.

debs said...

Feux
Morning Sue another wet day here I loved this card when you did the demo on this one. I really like the Feux silk will have to have ago at this. The colour are refreshing. Are you going to do a lazy day today as you must be tried after yesterday. Hope a lovely day and take care.

Debs Artliff

Cassieajh said...

Sue
Love the Navy with the white it is so pretty & I love the snowflakes.

Hugs Allison xx

lestim said...

Hi Sue, I really loved this card when I it yesterday, the blue is so vibrant. I have used the faux silk technique " although I didn't know it was calles that" to decoupage boxes, I adore it. Best wishes, Lesley x

jayne denver said...

Hi Sue love this card
Ordered potw for myself and my sister yesterday can't wait for them to arrive
Thanks
Jayne

Missmizog said...

Fantastic card. Love the faux silk effect will be on the lookout for some tissue at the weekend.
Sue

scottish crafter said...

Morning Sue, this card is adorable, love the snowflakes using the glass beads. Your demos yesterday were amazing where oh where do you get all the ideas. You did a great job even though you found it hard to get Christmas themed paper, I feel you brought new colours in for this year.

Wilma

Karen said...

Hi Sue, have never seen the Faux Silk technique before so will have a go. The micro beads on the snowflake dies look great. I made some flowers yesterday, so will try snowflakes next. Lovely card.x

Pam said...

Hello Sue, this is such a vibrant card and the faux silk technique is stunning. I love the snowflakes dipped in the micro beads, makes them look like crisp snow. I had a ball watching the shows, spent a fortune and am looking forward now to getting my goodies and having a go, thank you

Lynn said...

Morning Sue, once again brilliant cards great ideas, saw the demo of this, going to have to try the technique ! Lynn xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue - i really enjoyed watching this technique when demo'd. The blue is a brillant choice for Christmas.
The postman has not delivered yet but soon.
Have a great day.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Loved this card when I watched you demonstrate it on c&c. The blue and white look stunning together. Love Jean x

kimberley said...

another stunning card sue-how do you keep producing such different ideas everyday?Watched the shows and they were fab as usual.Didn't buy any of the dies this time as i already have some of the sets so unfortunately the combos they were being sold in didn't suit but ther were one or two that i wanted so i will just have to wait to see if they come on singly,take care ,x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another great card, I have used this method on boxes I make, it is very effective.
Fantastic shows yesterday, I wish I just a little bit of you wonderful talent and a "Bucketfull" of your energy..........
Have a great day

Patricia xx

nmty said...

Hi sue, again another stunning card, and a great technique for the backing, I will have to have a try of that one.

lv norma

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is really lovely, still have not made up my mind about the dies yet, but they are fab. Bx

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Saw part of this demo yesterday when you were preparing the faux silk background. great tip and lovely result. As always a beautiful card, the snowflakes are so pretty...I want them!!!
Have a great day, and a well deserved rest after the marathon run of shows!
Lara xxx

TracyLou said...

Hi Sue, haven't watched the show that you showed this technique on yet but looking forward to it. You are our little diamond sooooo glad you came to live in England. Fab, Fab, Fab. Love Tracy

Granny Ado said...

Love it.

AdrienneQ said...

Thanks for expliaing the faux silk again, I saw it on the program and loved it.
I already have me adhesive sheets and now have micro beeed on the way. Hope you have recoeved from you mamoth day on the shows. You did a lot... of hours

Hellma said...

Love this card Sue and the micro beaded snowflakes are devine,oh where is Santa.

Lucy said...

So pretty. I love the faux silk look. That blue is so rich. Question: do you have micro beads all over your craft room floor? ;-)

Felicie said...

Another fantastic card Sue.I love the faux silk effect,the micro beads on the snowflakers and the colours.
Felicie

Jan.moogie said...

Love the idea with the tissue paper Sue and those snowflakes are a must have. Beautiful card,x

zerena said...

Morning Sue, love this card the snowflakes are beautiful and thanks for letting us know about the tip with tissue paper. All the best Zerena

melanie said...

Stunning card watched all your shows yesterday shame e-mail`s wasn`t working

shampylou30 said...

love this card the faux silk looks great will have to try this sue xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this one and definitely want to try the faux silk technique! Hope you are having a restful day today. I loved yesterday and caught nearly all your shows and we have Julia today so another great day!

Maryann said...

Oh boy I just LOVE this one. This blue color is soooooo awesome and with the beautiful shimmery snowflakes on, it´s absolutely gorgeous, so all together it´s really amazing and almost as perfect as it can be, and I really just love the look here.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
and a good Friday morning to you. I saw this demo and loved it, great idea. I vaguely remember seeing a similar demo with tissue paper a long time ago. Thank you for reminding me of it. Must have a go. Now to the card it's wonderful. I do go off on my little verbal wanderings don't I. Have a great crafty and sunny day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely background technique, thankyou. Beautiful Christmas card. I would be so happy to send or receive one like this. Loved all the shows yesterday. Hve a good rest today if you can.

guffie said...

I love that faux silk effect i do find it hard to use tissue paper and tend to stay well awaay from it, but i think i might have a go at this as it really does look pretty. can't wait till my christmas dies turn up. Loved watching all the demos yesterday and it even got me to try the micro beads didn't turn out to bad but think i need a bit more practice yet getting the bits out xx gail

Leanne said...

This is simply gorgeous!!

Moni said...

Gorgeous card and lovely snowflakes. Hugs, Moni

Lindsay said...

yummy! this is my favourite one as the faux "silk" really compliments the micro bead texture and the royal blue is so intense and lavish. A really special card.
Lindsay x

Penni said...

Gorgeous card Sue - The snowflakes are beautiful

Hugs
Penni
X

auscrafts said...

Saw this one on the TV it looks gorgeous

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Sue, I love this card and thanks for the technique with the tissue paper. Thanks to you we are all looking at things in a different light now. I think there are a lot of people out there turning into "Sue Wilsons" hehehe. They did call you a "legend" in one of your POTD shows...well they are not wrong there.
Have a lovely day.
Elizabeth x

Astrid Maclean said...

This looks great, love the blue background against the white, makes it looks so festive. I often use the top layer of paper napkins for a backgrounds so know the technique well,it's lovely to see how effective plain tissue paper can be too!

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue
This is a lovely card, really eye catching, blue and white, love the micro bead snowflakes, great card.
Enjoyed all the shows I managed to see, great demos, I wonder what is coming next!!!!
Have a great day everyone
Happy2craft

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I loved this card when I saw you demo it and I have been searching round for the bits of tissue paper I have in my stash to give it a go.Glad you liked the calendar picture I sent you, hope you can have a good rest after all your shows, happy crafting.
Tina x

Laura O said...

Hello Sue fab card love the background such a vibrant colour and these snowflakes are lovely.Laura O

Dawny T said...

Love the blue and white in this card and the use of tissue paper. So chrismassy.
Car boot sales are the place to go to look for some great items to add to your stash. Buttons, hat pins, ribbon all for a few pence.

Julia Watts said...

Great card Sue. Will have to try that technique again now I know how to do it properly! Love, Julia xxx

nattyboots said...

First off )
How exciting were your shows,really enjoyed them Sue.

This card is beautiful love the blue and the beads , im going to start my xmas cards today { you have got me in the mood } please dont leave it too long before we have more Xmas card ideas .

You need to have a rest this weekend Sue Take Care.
Elaine H X

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I saw your demonstration of how to use the tissue paper to achieve this look and will definitely be trying it. I hope you have a well deserved rest today.
Love and light.
Suz x

Carolyn B said...

This is one of the nicest Christmas cards I've seen...blue tissue paper is on the list!
Carolyn B xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

This is lovely Sue and I was smiling to myself as I watched you do the tutorial on C & C as it is a technique that is a favourite of mine. The micro beads look fabulous on the snowflakes and really bring them to life.

On my blog today I have a tutorial using your new Vintage Lace Accents border die. I sat all day yesterday afternoon/eve playing with some of my border dies to find out ways to 'grow' them so they can be used to make deep elegant borders or backgrounds behind aperture etc. Your dies look AMAZING when they are 'grown' and are even more filigree and lacy. I hope you can pop over and take a look as I would love your opinion.
Bye for now. Hugs Linda xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the look of the snowflakes.

Clare x

Janice K said...

Hi Sue, I loved this card when I saw it on TV. The colours are beautiful and the beads really set the flakes off a treat. Thanks for the great ideas! x

joy said...

Hi Sue
Well it dark cold and wet here in wales but i will be in london by early evening. Hope it better there.
love the card .
joyce.e

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - today is warm and sunny in Burgundy
This is a really beautiful card and a technique I have not yet tried but will certainly be doing so on some of my Christmas Cards.
As I am inBurgundy I have missed your shows this week as we do not have a TV over here so appreciat your blog more than ever.
Janet x

Victoria said...

I love the faux silk technique - it produces a very interesting background. Not really in the mood for Christmas, but your cards are so different and stylish!

Mary said...

Loved your shows, all your cards are wonderful,inspirational,classic, loved them all xx

Clai01 said...

Fab day yesterday and i think this was my favourite card out of them all, i loved it, thanks for sharing it with us Sue.

lilygee said...

What a lovely technique Sue - thanks for sharing it with us. Your thrift stores sound amazing - wish we had them here; although sometimes I have found some interesting things in our pound stores. The card looks beautiful.
love lilygee xx

Shahab said...

Good Morning Sue,
I enjoyed watching you make this card yesterday it's such a lovley card loved your tips to create the faux Silk...oh my do your talents never end ?.....anted to say a big thank you for 11hrs of first class shows, shame the emails were not working I sent some emails not knowing that C&C had email problems, I just may have got picked out for one of your stunning cards, funny thing after your show the emails were working again, I have just had email confirmation that my pick of th day dies and all the other items have been dispatched am so looking forward to making this card its wonderful, once again Sue thank you so much for the inspiration and sharing, have a wonderful weekend Hugs shahab x

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
This is again beautiful. The charity shops here are even better than the ones in the States, great finds as well. You should check them out. As always it was fun seeing you om TV. You are such a craft star. Xxx

jane said...

Hi Sue this card Is truly lovely, it has been a pleasure watching you create such lovely cards so quickly. Thank goodness for people like you with so much inspiration, your personality is so lovely and when demonstrating you explain things and make it look so easy.
I bought the POTD plus so much more can't wait for the postman to arrive with my goodies for me to have a play.
Thank you for bringing so much delight into so many people's lives

Jane llewellyn

Sarah said...

Your card is stunning as always Sue! Love the colours!

Saw you on C&C yesterday with all the lovely Christmas Spellbinder dies!

Sarah x

Sandra F said...

Lovely card Sue. Must try the faux silk idea.

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

saw this 1 made it is amazing

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - I love blue aand white for Christmas, says 'cold and frosty' to me, and those snowflakes look so much more frosty with the beads on them. Lovely card, again!!! Kathy x

Jane in Spain said...

Another great technique to add to my repertoire - thank you! Love the colours of this card - wintry and elegant.

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Love the beaded snowflakes and will try the tissue technique too (can't resist saving tissue - the colours are too pretty to throw out but it's usually too crumpled to wrap presents in - just perfect for this!)
Loved all the shows - what a marathon! Hope you're enjoying a break today,
Sue x

Clarissa said...

Another stunning card. I love the faux silk technique. I think I shall be using it a lot.
Clarissa X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another beautiful card, just love the faux silk, saw you do this technique on C&C yesterday and I was fascinated. What a shame about the emails yesterday, I sent a picture of my first ever card using only spellbinders, it was a wedding card, never mind, will try again in the future ha ha. I can't wait for you to Blog all the cards you made for the Christmas Shows. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue I saw you demo this card ,it is stunning.I am always amazed how you never run out of idea's.
Marion

marg said...

Good morning Sue
Goodness you did a lot of crafting yesterday, well done! I love the tissue paper I must try it, I have a few of last years Snowflakes, so some new ideas from you has helped make new designs for this years cards
Thank you for all the Demo's Sue!
LoveMarg

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Love this faux silk technique - it looks great.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this and what a great use of tissue paper. I also love the things you find in thrift store or pound shops as we call them.

yvette koppens said...

Hi sue,

I have enjoyed your christmas shows so much! I am full of inspiration! Don't let us wait too long to see all your cards on the blog, afterall it's only 6 more months till xmas!

I loved the demo you did with the tissuepaper! It looks so stunning. Time to go and find myself some tissuepaper :)

angiec said...

what a different background i will give that a go. love your christmas cards

Mac Mable said...

Morning Sue..Love the vibrancy of this card. Yes the smowflakes look great with the micro beads (that I got yesterday before they sold out x)and the snowflake dies are so delicate and versitile. Loved the shows yesterday, you must be shattered! Thank you for all your hard work x

hotpotato said...

Loved how you did this card. Have enjoyed your shows this week on IW and C&C. I held out until 11am yesterday and then ended up placing an order.....now waiting on the delivery of the die set with the Poinsettia in.....can't wait.

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, guttingly missed your shows yesterday due to work. have ordered the POTD though as have started making my Christmas cards to avoid that last minute panic. Beautiful card cant wait for the dies to arrive. Hugs xx

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Loved this card when I saw it on C&C I'm going to have a go at the tissue paper its a lovely effect.
Great shows yesterday.
Have a good day
Lydia
X

Dawn Louise said...

sue I adore this fabulous card, certainly another of my all time favourites, thanks for reminder about faux silk, that's one I'll be doing very soon x

Linda said...

Hi Sue, I watched this one on the show yesterday, its a beautiful card, love the tissue idea. Linda xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful Christmas card yet again lovin the colours used and the dies
Hope your having a rest today after all the shows
Hugs Annx without the "e"

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Know what you mean about the treasure hunting, do it all the time. Everything i throw away i look at. Example in side junk mail look at the envelopes inside. Nice pattern in some of them. Stamp with any ladies you have, cut out and make clothes for them.Stamp lady on the card and dress with the cutout. Coke cans cut top and bottom off after washing it and cut down the tube put through your emboss and die cut machines. All things can be used if you think long enough.
Love this card and i have a mountain of tissue paper in all colours. Handy that. Yes your getting me in the Christmas mood.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillngworth@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for ALL the lovely cards you demo-ed on C&C, so glad we have your blog every day we would all have withdrawal symptoms big style without it. Todays card is beautiful mabex

Erica said...

Good morning Sue,
Another lovely Christmas card, love the background. I'll obviously have to go thrift shopping too.
Really enjoyed seeing you on C & C yesterday. Can't wait for my dies to arrive as my head is buzzing with ideas for Christmas cards.
Luv Erica x

Ruthie said...

Hi Sue I can't do christmas in June, I have enough trouble with it in December, however the card is loverly. The idea is great, nice card.

Anonymous said...

Im just gonna have to get myself these snowflake dies, i love the idea of using them with the glass micro beads!

Kelly Petch

Cornish Emma said...

Good Morning Sue. Another lovely card and great for posting at xmas as not too bulky. I love your background and so cheap to do with tissue paper, got to give that a go. I also think the micro beads work fab on snowflakes.
Emma

Sue - said...

Good morning Sue. Some great demos. Love this technique - think it might look good in red for Christmas!

Debbie said...

Stunning card Sue, you did some fantastic cards and demos.Great ideas too.Get some rest now dearie - you deserve it.Hugs Debbie x

Claire said...

I check your blog daily but don't always leave a message but I wanted to say a HUGE Thank You for all your hard work with the POTD.

Your cards are out of this world and the way you explain and show us all your tips/techniques make your shows unmissable.

Take care
Claire

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I really like this and it would look different depending on what christmassey coloured tissue paper was used in the background. Love it
Beverley W

Jane said...

I watch the show you made this card on. I have been out to get the tissue paper going to have a go at this at the week end . Love the card u=its beautiful.I wish I could find the stores you enter the buttons you find are so wonderful, I envy your craft stash even though mine is massive lol

Jane xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I love this card and saw your faux silk technique on the show, very clever wish we had thrift stores in the UK.

I was fully expecting a card with 40 shades of grey lol

Sue xxx

salem said...

fab card great ideas what about a tutorial section on this blog "!"!"!

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card. Caught you yesterday on C&C - great demos. I look at all junk in a different way now - how can it be use on my cards? xxx

lynda said...

Good morning Sue i love the blue background and the faux silk looks amazing thank you for sharing this Technique i haven't herd of it before but will defiantly try it.The card is lovely,loved the show's on TV outstanding dies.
Hope you are resting today Sue.
Hugs Lynda x

martine said...

hi sue sorry i have'nt blog for a couple of days i have'nt been well
wow another lovely card i enjoyed all your shows on c&c loved the dies i have got most of them lol i loved all your beautiful cards xxx
martine xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a fantastic technique never tried it before but sure will have a go at this faux silk. The blue and white go really well together and the snowflakes look amazing. More dies on my list hmmmm.
Hugs Rizwana xx

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

Saw the demo for this card on C & C
it looks even better close up I just love the snowflakes with the micro beads. Have a rest after all the shows.

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, lovely colour
Margaret L

jane gray said...

Morning sue,

Love the card and love the idea with the tissue paper. I need to make a wedding card and have a large quantity of white, so will have a go for the background.

Thake care
Jane:-)x

Margaret said...

Good Morning Sue
Fantastic card and enjoyed every minute of your shows yesterday. Do hope you are taking a rest today after all your hard work you have earned one.
Margaret

Maid of Kent said...

Good morning Sue, love this card, l really like blue christmas cards. l think the sentiment going across the corner is really good, l might just "borrow" this idea. Loved the shows and getting my Sue fix. lol Ann

CraftygasheadZo said...

My kind of card - blue and white! Love it, super pretty too, and those dies are so fab! Zo xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
lovely card, love the idea of the tissue paper (gona have to try that). Thrift shopping (I call it OT shopping) don't ask me why, my daughter has asked me several time's why I call it that, I aways answer her, I have no idea where or how the name came about lol. Anyway I love thrift/OT shopping, some of my fantastic lace that I have has come from such shops, also some FAB-U-LUS buttons (that I have not been able to bring myself to use YET) rotfl. Loved your shows yesterday (in particular) the one's with Nigel & Loune (hope thats how you spell her name), I had such a laugh watching you (which was VERY much needed in my house yesterday).
Hope you are going to have a well earned rest today.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

AnneRD said...

Great technique, lovely colours and a stunning card. Anne x

Carol H said...

Love the colour scheme on this card, and the faux silk is quite different, will have to try this.

Jayne Mather said...

Good morning Sue,

how you have used the tissue is really effective. I print onto tissue with different colours, will have to try your crumpled look too.
Have a good week-end.
Jayne

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, stunning card..I loved this faux silk technique when you showed it on TV yesterday and as soon as I get my hands on some tissue, I'm going to give it a go! Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, great card. What a bargain for the tissue paper! I love the faux silk technique & can't wait to try using a darker colour backed onto black card. I loved watching all your shows on create & craft & ideal world yesterday. You must have been exhausted. Shame about the emails. With Love & Light Theresa.H

Sandybee said...

A great idea for faux silk Sue and such a pretty card

xx Sandra

AnnR said...

Good Morning Sue This is so effective, I really like the tissue idea. thanks

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, Just love this card watched
you do on c&c love the different colours you have
been doing too. Have recorded all
your shows just watched you with
Nigel then Loen they are hillarious
I have just read the book you were
talking about am on the second one
now they are quite unexpected I purchased
the trilogy on my my kindle so I just have to read them. love all your shows.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Sue - Loved your shows on IW &C&C yday - gona give the faux silk technique a try - looks lovely. Can't wait til you blog the holiday tree card!Please cna we have some pearl round large dazzlers - black and white please!!

Clare

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card. I love the faux silk idea with tissue paper. I will definitely be trying this technique. It looks very effective. Love the idea of the micro beads too. I will have to buy some. I watched all your shows yesterday. You did an amazing job and I don't know how you kept going!! So many fab ideas and demos. I hope you are having a well deserved rest today. Love Tres x x x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
When I watched you making this on C&C I thought then how beautiful it was, with the stiking blue and white.
So I have had a try at the faux silk and it looks great.
Janet

Christine said...

I'm not usually keen on royal blue, but your cards would win anyone over to anything! Lovely.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

HiggiSue said...

Beautiful card Sue. I like simple clean lines and this fits the bill perfectly. loved all the shows yesterday and I don't know how you cope with Nigel and his 50 shades antics
Soooo funny. Thanks for all your ideas and tips looking forward to the next installment. hugs Sue H x

evis said...

Hi Sue.

Love the card. Have the micro-beads and one of the snowflake dies already. When I get another one I am going to give the card a go.

Evis.

Heather said...

Hi Sue
Hope you're having a well earned rest today after your marathon shows. I loved the shows with Nigel and Loen I must get 'The' book lol. What I love about you (apart from learning so much from you) is no matter how many shows you do you are always enthusiastic and cheerful, and a great pleasure to watch. I must try this faux silk technique it looks amazing there was only one show I missed and it was the one where you did the technique, �� I will let you know how I got on.
Hugs x

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
good to have you back on C&C.
I do love the blue and white.
I can't get my head round Christmas cards just yet so have recorded all your shows and will watch them later in the year. I do have most of the Christmas dies so I'll be ready to go.

CraftyJo said...

Stunning Christmas Card Sue, loving the faux silk in that gorgeous deep blue,

Claveh said...

Wow, Sue, this is delightful and so glittery for winter. I love that you are finding cheap things (sorry, inexpensive things!) to work with your cards, I love this kind of shopping too!
Thanks. xxx

Lacelady said...

I never find anything useful in our thrift shops Sue - your blue tissue paper really looks like silk!

Craftychris said...

I loved this card when I saw it on c and c and the thrift store story is brilliant. I am going to try this technique. I always save any tissue paper I find.xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Each christmas card you have put on your blog this week i have thought "I must make this one" and to-days is no exception the georgeous blue background and white snowflakes really look like snow with micro beads on, I just love it.
Congratulations on a great day yeaterday I didn't catch all the shows as I had a hospital appointment, the ones I did catch were brilliant, you must have been exhausted doing so many.
Thank you for all the inspiration,
have a lovely day, Bren

KellysKards said...

What a lovely card those snowflakes are fab and the blue background really makes them pop.

Sue B said...

Morning Sue
Watched you make this one on one of the shows this week, what a great technique & I will definately have a go myself. Also love the blue tissue paper looks great with the snowflakes.
As usual another stunning card.
Sue B

Vie Carter said...

Saw you do this on the tv and thought how clever it was

Loved every show and given me great ideas for my christmas cards this year

Vie
x

SueH said...

Beautiful card Sue, I especially love the Deep Blue,....very classy!

I've just become a follower.

Happy Crafting!
Sue H
x

hazel said...

Hi Sue i saw you demo this on c & c love it and the colour is divine. think i might have a go at this today have some really nice pink tissue paper that will look great. xx hazel

Planetsusie said...

Hi Sue - I love this card and am so glad you have put this one on the blog. I have loads of tissue paper and have been wondering what to do with it. I feel a faux silk background making session coming on!! The snowflakes really do look frosty with the microbeads on them.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Joan Dickinson said...

Love the blue and the snowflakes are super with the beads. XX

Astipink said...

Hi Sue,

Hope you are enjoying a well earned rest. This card is sooo lovely. I will be having a go at the faux silk background it's brill.

Thanks
Amanda

May said...

Blue & white... Just perfect together.. gorgeous snowflakes!! lOVE IT!! Hugs May x x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Hi Sue I just missed your demo on Ideal World with the blue tissue paper so I'm very pleased with this card today and your TUT on how to do it. Thank you for the inspirational Christmas cards and I look forward to seeing the others. I really need to get the micro beads and adhesive sheets. Roll on payday! ;0)

gwen70 said...

The snowflakes look really good on the blue background, brill card. Loved all the demos this week

Jackie D said...

hi Sue,
I thought when you demonstrated with the tissue paper that it looked very effective and went scrabbling in the cupboard as I knew I had a pack of different coloured tissue I bought last Christmas for wrapping presents and then didn't use - I now have a much better use for it so thank you and thank you for all the ideas yesterday on your marathon appearance - sosme super cards on display and now we wait for them to appear on your blog. love from Jackie D

Redanne said...

I love midnight blue and white together, it is so striking and your card is beautiful. Loved your demos, even with Nigel talking your socks off! A x

Su said...

Saw you demo this on air Sue - great idea for the background effect. Beautiful card!

Su (Soop)x

Phil D said...

Hello Sue - thats a great card - love your ideas for different backgrounds and of course the embellishments are just super
Have a good day
Phil D

FreshScentsScotland said...

Hello Sue

yor christmas cards are fab, i have beenn watching the shows on C&C and loving your demos, you make everything look so easy.

I have my fingers crossed that i might receive a grand callibur for my birthday and finally be able to craft along with you :)

hope you are well, enjoy your day

Much love

Amanda xx

jane stillman said...

Just love this card, and such a clever thing to do with the tissue paper, really must have a go at this. All your shows were fabulous, thank you so much. Take care xx

Joesgrandma said...

Gerat use of the tissue paper and another impressive piece of eye candy! Thanks Sue!

bluebell said...

hi sue loved your shows.can you tell me what you used for your twirrly bit to stick your beads on,then twisted them round. i saw so much,i carnt remember. yes i got 2 lots of dazzelers, round and heart. hope we may get some in colours to match your ribons,sometime. glad things went well.hope to see you againe before the end of the year,love bluebell-flowerwood.

sandy's crafty bits said...

oh my super little card ... love the snowflake design ... well done ... just doing a bit of blog hopping have a great weekend happy crafting and love sandy xx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue,

Love this technique with the tissue paper, and the micro beads make the snowflakes - might even start my Christmas cards !!

Love Rosemarie xx

Joan Hill said...

Fab card as usual Sue, will try your technique.
Ordered the Xmas Spellbinders deal on C&C, can't wait to get them and have a play.
You also sold me that book you were on about, you should ask Amazon for commission hahaha x

Dawn said...

I love this card, it is sooo my style, the snowflakes look amazing, definitely frosty. This one makes me do the happy dance! Thanks Sue for the inspiration. Have recorded all your shows just need some time to watch them Dawn x

CraftyAnn said...

Another stunning card. I so much enjoy watching your demos on C&C. I pick up so many tips. So far I have resisted buying the Grand Calibur, I've been using my Big Shot, but yesterday I gave in and I'm told it will be delivered tomorrow so I will be looking over your web as now I will be able to attempt to copy some of your backgrounds. I have most of the dies that were on the show but looking forward to those included with the machine Thank you so much for your inspiration.
Take care.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I loved this card when you demonstrated it and the faux silk technique is a 'must try'. I have bought the multibuy with the 4 new designs as I already have a lot of the other ones that were in the POD. I also wanted to get your Vintage Lace sets but unfortunately only the Motifs were still available so I got them and will have to wait for the Accents to appear somewhere. Enjoyed all your shows very much and hope you now have a quiet week-end to recover.
Frances

Ayelet said...

Beautiful card!
Love the silky blue background.
This blue is stunning!

Ria said...

Hi Sue
This is a very pretty card. I love what you have done with the faux silk effect and the micro beads used on the snowflakes is a real winner.
Ria

trish xxx said...

love that faux silk look.

pinkcraft said...

Fantastic card. Love the faux silk effect will be on the lookout for some tissue at the weekend.

Ladock girl said...

Beautiful card Sue, I saw you demo this it is very effective. Love Linda xxx

janst said...

you catch me at evey turn... I thought you couldn't come up with anything soon that would get my kit out, but you have done it again. Brilliant!

nikkib said...

I love Charity Shop Shopping, well thats what we call Thrift shop hopping..... never know what you might find, I got some sticky backed clear plastic the other day for 50p, 3 rolls of it, I'm sure I'l find something to do with it... loved this card when you showed on TV, the colours are fab and I have finally got some micro beads so cant wait to have a play with those (got them from Sam) and also some coloured PVA for pearls..... x

Sue said...

Oh Sue I absolutely love going bargain hopping I've found lots of things in charity shops and pound shops I eve found nifty paper in a dollar shop in Florida last year!!!! LOL love this card gorgeous as usually hugs xxxx

Caz Cooper said...

Hi Sue. Love you snowflake card as it is so elegant x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW, this card took my breath away. love everything about it, the tissue paper is so vibrant and your idea is very inventive.
Had my micro beads out today making a birthday card for my sister, used teal as its her favourite too.
Hope you are having a relaxing day, the shows were great.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs June xx

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card in my favourite colour. GORGEOUS!
Sonia x

ang said...

gorgeous card, love the idea for the backing paper thanks angxxxx

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty Christmas card! Love the dark blue and white. Thanks for the little tutorial on faux silk using tissue paper.

Chrisspi said...

Those half pearls really add a great finishing touch to another brilliant design. I just have to have those snowflake dies. Best wishes - Chris

Christine Smith said...

Yet another amazing card Sue! I love the tissue paper background, I'm deffinetly going to have to try that effect! Keep up the brilliant cards, you always give such great inspiration :D Best Wishes. Christine x

Sue, Birmingham said...

ooo Sue, your Micro Beads are THE perfect frosting for snowflakes aren't they... so that means I really, really do need a pot doesn't it? yay! ;D Love the blue background effect too, Sue x

Linda said...

WOW this looks stunning Sue! I love the tissue paper and those snowflakes look like real frosted snowflakes. I too like to go around the charity shops as you can usually find some great items for your cards.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Watched your demo (as I do all your shows) and was MOST impressed with this tissue lark! How very effective it is and produced another beautiful card (or rather you did)

sheila said...

What a lovely background, I didn't realise it was so easy to do until I saw your demo. I have a stash of this coloured tissue paper from vaious crafts I've done with the grandchildren and I've been trying to use it up by wrapping gifts in it using pretty blingy things to cheer it up but now I shall treasure what I have left.

brenda said...

Saw you make this card and love the faux silk idea, plus snowflakes are my favourite embellishment n Christmas cards x

magpie said...

Hi Sue, Loved this demo of the faux silk, I didn't know it was called this but it's very effective. Lovely, lovely card, love the snowflakes & the frosty look you've given them with the micro beads! They are really good....Hope you're taking it easy after all those shows! Take care,xx love Karen xx

kathywoo said...

Hi sue, been watching you on C&C and have loved all the classy demos. I don't make Christmas cards but I have to say I have been very tempted! X

carol e said...

Hello Sue Love the card and all the colours. Tissue paper really makes a great background against snowfles. Must get some micro beads soon , you have convinced me! Have a great weekend
Regards
Carol E

magpie said...

Ooooo Now where did I put that burgandy & pink tissue paper (from flowers sent to me!) I've had it for at least 3 years.......! We crafters are terrible for keeping things aren't we....? xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

I am so grateful you do this blog everyday. I set my tv recorder to record your demos and the bloomin thing failed - I am so upset. Luckily I saw your first demo at 9pm on Wednesday evenng and will be giving the faux silk technique a go at the weekend. Thank you again for sharing your ideas and techniques with us. A Spellbinder's DVD is a must (when you get time of course). I think us Sue followers should all demand that C&C do a ideas workshop with Sue similar to the "In the Classroom with Barbara". What do you all say??? Lily Lou

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue scary 2 think we are doing christmas cards and it was only midsommers day yesterday lol
hugs chris

Christine Hussey said...

Evening Sue, saw you demo this one on C&C and the faux silk technique is fantastic, where do you get your ideas from? A lovely card. Congratulations with all the successful shows, the show with Nigel and Loen was the best entertainment I've seen for ages, couldn't stop laughing, I'm now intrigued and will have to buy the book LOL!! Hugs Christine H xx

nannapat said...

Love the technique Sue and the finished card is lovely. Pat x

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue, This is one wicked card!!! It's amazing, I always learned something everyday whenever I see your blog. I haven't had a chance to try the faux silk technique yet and the 'pave'...I hope it's the right word. Thanks for sharing this with us :)
Lots of love,
Aggie x

Anonymous said...

Once again an inspirational card. Thank you.
Grimsby Chris

Buttons said...

Love the tissue paper technique Sue. I get the same effect with crumpled greaseproof paper. Hugs, Buttons x

Tracie Carmody said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, and love the colour theme

Tracie xx

ps if you read this my boss absolutely loved the card and keeps showing everyone that comes in for meetings :o)

hazel said...

Good Evening Sue
Have never seen the Faux silk technique before but have to say it is amazing.Another technique I will have to try.Where do you get all your ideas from.Love the card as always stunning..Have a lovely weekend Sue Take care Hazelx

Cinders said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card again and I love the backing, will have to give this a try
Best wishes
Caz x

greendragon said...

Beautiful card Sue. I have lots of tissue paper that I have saved when I have been given presents, now I have something to do with it! I guess there are going to be lots of cards out there with the faux silk effect on them. x

cardstaylormade said...

Wow loving the crushed silk look I wil give that one ago . Love the card it has a good christmas feel to it, love the micro beads on the snowflakes they look excellent,i love them so much I order them each time they come on can't wait for my bits to arrive, nothing like getting christmas cards done early great card sue as always xx

cardstaylormade said...

Wow loving the crushed silk look I wil give that one ago . Love the card it has a good christmas feel to it, love the micro beads on the snowflakes they look excellent,i love them so much I order them each time they come on can't wait for my bits to arrive, nothing like getting christmas cards done early great card sue as always xx

cardstaylormade said...

Wow loving the crushed silk look I wil give that one ago . Love the card it has a good christmas feel to it, love the micro beads on the snowflakes they look excellent,i love them so much I order them each time they come on can't wait for my bits to arrive, nothing like getting christmas cards done early great card sue as always xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue another stunning card, love the colours and the beaded snowflakes. I am a bit late posting this comment, will be meeting tomorrows post at this rate.

regards
lorraine
x

Helen O said...

Love the effect of the tissue paper, it really does look like material, I have some lime green tissue paper so I will give this a go, it sounds nice and messy! baby wipes at the ready. I love blue and white together on Christmas card, I think it a wintery feel, thank you as always for sharing and inspiring us Helen O xxx

SUZYD said...

GORGEOUS CARD,WILL BE USING YOUR TIP FOR THE FAUX SILK.SUZYD X

Rufus said...

Love to do the faux silk, just didn't know it had a name! What a lovely card, you can bet I'd have snapped up that royal blue tissue too!
R/

norma said...

mormning sue
love these dies cant wait to get cracking on christmas cards
best wishes norma

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue
loved the craft shows on cc iw

Mena(Galway) said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card again love the colours,xx
Philomena (Mena)
Ireland

Shazza said...

this is stunning, love the micro beads x

Barbara said...

Lets all email C&C for a Sue Wilson 2 hr class every month!!!

julie said...

hi sue, what can we say. i know you like our messages but there's nothing we can say as all your cards are amazing i feel like i say the same thing over and over again love it love it. hugs julie x

jordiegirl said...

Beautiful Sue - lovely idea.

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