Sunday, 15 July 2012

Joy And Wonder

Good Sunday morning all!  I hit a milestone last night that I would like to share with you and thank you for.  The counter on my blog ticked over the million visit mark.  Surprisingly, I just happened to look at it when I noticed how close it was.  I took a picture of it as it hit 999,999.  I wasn't sure what it was going to do next as it didn't have any more place holders for numbers!  I thought it would just read 000000 and not show the 1.  It actually ticked over to read 100,000, but it eventually readjusted itself and added the extra place to show 1,000,000.  I was over the moon as I never ever thought it would reach such a point.  Thank you so much for all your continued support, I could not have ever reached that milestone without all your help!  You, my crafty friends, are the absolute best!
I  still have a bunch of Christmas cards to show you.  I thought I would just slip them in here and there so it is less painful to think about!  This is kind of a fun card to do because the background is the "caught in crystal" technique.  I showed this technique on my DVD last year and it still remains one of my favourite techniques to do.  There are several ways of achieving this look, but for me I prefer to use crystal lacquer rather than the sometimes used floor polish.  I find that method far too messy and the results are not always as eye catching.  If you use too much, it just becomes a runny mess.  I have never had that problem with crystal lacquer so it is still my go to choice for this method.  A quick rundown, though, for those of you that have never tried this.  Start with a piece of clear acetate and squiggle clear crystal lacquer over the area you want.  Add drops of several different colours of alcohol inks (I used cool peri and stonewashed blue), then tap powdered mica over it (I used silver) and then wrinkle up a piece of white tissue paper.  open it up but don't take out all the wrinkles, then lay it over the top and tamp it down with some kitchen roll.  Set aside to dry over night.  Once dry, cut it to the size you want to use.  You can stamp on the front (smooth) side of it if you want to.  I cut mine into three pieces and matted them with white card for my background and then on to a piece of silver card.  On a larger piece of white card, I stamped my sentiment in the lower corner and added some swirls across the bottom of the card that I embossed in white.  I cut three different sizes of snowflakes for my focal element.  The top on and the back one were cut out of white card.  The centre snowflake was cut from white glitter card.  I added a pearl to the centre of them once they were layered.  I thought a few pearl swirls would be a nice addition to finish off my card.  This is a great card to do for Christmas if you do large batches because you can make up a bunch of sheets of the caught in crystal ahead of time and then just cut them to size as you need them. 
Since it is Sunday, we have a bit of prize giving to do too! 
The winners of this week's comment game are:
Heather Rogers!!!
Marleine!!!
Buttons!!!

Congratulations! You must email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prizes.  All for now, Sue x

202 comments:

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Debby Berry said...

Wow. Congrats. You reach so many with your talented and beautiful cards. This one is fab. Ok on to the next million. Yea.

Anonymous said...

HI SUE
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ACHIEVEMENT LOVE THE CHRISTMAS CARD YOU DESERVE NOTHING BETTER!
LOVE FROM SAM X

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - Congrats on reaching your millionth hit! Love today's card - the colours and textures are just wow!
Rgs
ClareW

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue Love this Christmas card.Congratulations on the 1,000,000
due to your skill and inspiration with all those beautiful cards.Here's looking to a million more!!

jacqui said...

Great card Sue, well done on reaching your first million.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, congrats on reaching one million, won't be long for you to reach the two million mark. This is testament to the wonderful work you put in to give us hope and aspiration to reach your level. Love this card but don't think I could do the crystal lacquer bit. Keep up the good work and enjoy CHA.

Wilma

auscrafts said...

Congratulations on reaching 1.000,000 stunning card love the background

Dawn Louise said...

Wow congratulations on the million mark, you're one in a million yourself sue. I love this card, I love the caught in crystal technique too but use floor polish. which reminds me, need a new bottle. I've played with floor polish and it is great with kitchen roll, inks, copier paper, you can get a leather look and feel to the paper and also a really high shine smooth with colours marbled through it. shame about the smell though.
anyhow congratulations once again, and another tremendous card is the cherry on the top x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Congratulations on your achievement, absolutely fantastic, you are much loved. Today's card is fantastic, I have never seen the caught in crystal technique before, the lacquers will be next on my bucket list (this list gets bigger by the day ha ha). This technique gives a beautiful result. The snowflakes look gorgeous too, funnily enough I was cutting the snowflakes dies yesterday. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pam said...

Congratulations on hitting your million. Although I am relatively new to your blog - it is a must do for me every day. I just love to see your cards and this one is no exception, it is stunning. love the caught in crystal technique, must try that. Onwards and upwards Sue, 1 million is never enough.

Felicie said...

What a stunning card Sue.It is so beautiful.I love it.
Felicie

Heather said...

Good morning Sue CONGRATULATIONS on reaching the 1,000,000 mark. You got there because you are so generous in sharing your talent and knowledge, here's to your next 1,000,000. Although I have your DVD I haven't tried this method yet, but after seeing today's fabulous card I must try it out. Congratulations to the winners also.
Hugs x

melanie said...

What a stunning card I have your DVD but not done this may have a go .Melanie

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
CONGRATULATIONS!!! you "are" the No1 in a Million for sharing all your wonderful ideas with us, thank you.
Love today`s card,I have all the ingredients but have never tried this, might just have a go.
Have a Great Day and enjoy CHA. That must be a WONDERFUL exhibition, Oh! how I am sure lots of us would love to go.

Patricia xx

Anthea said...

Well done Sue, Not a surprise really as you are so brilliant. Love this card today, wish I could get hold of the lovely pearly swirls you use on your cards they are gorgeous. Hugs XX

franzesjoi said...

congratulations, SUE!!!! you are deserving to be followed because you are truly an inspiration to us!!! another fabulous card!!! love the dies again!!

Julia Watts said...

Such a beautiful card. Love that technique. Love, Julia xxx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Congratulations on reaching a million hits, it must be a great feeling knowing you are inspiring so many of us with your beautiful work and it has become an addiction to sign into your blog each day to see what you will post. I feel so proud for some unknown reason, lol.
Today's post is stunning, love the background, it is beautiful. Here's to the next million hits.
Congrats to the winners, hope everyone has a good day, the sun is out, for a change, off to Summercrafting in Doncaster this morning, reading Sue's blog has just made a really good start to my day, great stuff!
Happy2craft

Rosie said...

'Joy & Wonder' is just lovely and so serene. Your cards are such a delight I am not surprised you have so many comments!

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Congratulations on reaching the million!!!
Wow what a beautiful card, the background is spectacular!
You are sooo talented and inspirational!
I love everything about this work of art!
Yhanks for sharing your cards and techniques with us!
Congrats to the winners!
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

Lucy said...

Wow -- what a milestone to achieve! Congratulations 1 million times over. This card is beyond stunning. What an effective technique to make it look like a frosted, cold window. That's what it looks like to me anyway. You always add details that kick it up a notch. Lovely.

Buttons said...

CONGRATULATIONS SUE!!! What an achievement and so well deserved. LOVE that crystal lacquer technique. It looks great cut into panels too. And just when I think it can't get any better there's my name on your comment game list! Yippee!!! Hugs, Buttons x

AdrienneQ said...

Congratulations from me as well, its all down to your hard work and the fact that you give so much of your self to us and delight us every day with wonderfull bits of eye candy that we can make for our selves.

Christine Harrop said...

Wow! Huge congratulations Sue!!! You've made your first million so you are a "millionaire"! Lol!Love the card too.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Christine x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue,
First congratulations on hitting the one million hits!

Love this card, I have tried the crystal lacquer technique a few times, but never in the blue, this is just stunning so will have to try it. Love Jean x

Anonymous said...

'morning, Sue, Stunning card, really beautiful. Well done on your achievment I agree with all the comments, I've been a lucky prize winner here before, so that's one in a million. Looking forward to the next million for you. What a talent you have, Thanks Mabex

Karen R said...

Congratulations on that landmark Sue, I love this card, haven't tried this technique but I love the result you have achieved. Truly beautiful card xx

Lin W said...

congratulations on your blog,but lets face it it is the BEST ever and the rest of of world are starting to agree with me.
Love this card sue, not done caught in crystal for years,must get my goodies out today and have a play, hubby can cook the roast dinner,take dog for walk,do the washing and ironing, cleaning all the normal stuff, he is a good one.
xx

Heather said...

Oh My Goodness! Thank you so much Sue! What a lovely surprise this wet Sunday morning! Congratulations to the other ladies as well!!

I love this card very much so will be trying it out later in the week. Thank you again Sue so much :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

aggieosborne1104 said...

Congratulations! You absolutely deserve this as you're so generous in sharing your ideas. This milestone only proves how much your blog family loves you and your work. Thank you for this pretty card, I need to get myself some alcohol inks to be able to try your technique. With lots of love, Aggie xxx

Joesgrandma said...

A Stunner! I just love it Sue! Happy Sunday XXX

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a quiet Sunday morning here in Burgundy - hope you're having the best of times with your family.
Well my colours again, how lucky am I!! so need I say more - beautiful beautiful.
Janet x

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on the one million milestone..well deserved. Love the technique that you've shown us today and will give it a go. Thank you Beverley x

loulou said...

This is so gorgeous. I'm definitely going to have to try this technique. Cheers Linda

Diane said...

Oh WOW Sue just lovely !!

hugs Diane xx

lestim said...

Hi Sue, such a fabulous achievement to become a millionaire. The card is fantastic, I shall be try this method today, love it. Best wishes, Lesley x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
What an achievement a million hits.
Just goes to show how popular your blog is we all love your cards. Thanks for sharing.
Today's card is lovely will have a go at the caught in crystal technique it looks great.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Carolyn B said...

Another lovely card Sue. I have done the crystal technique before and love it.
Carolyn B x

Clai01 said...

Well done Sue , simply the best blog! You only have to look at today's card to see why so many people follow you and admire your work and appreciate how talented and creative you are. Your cards are all beautiful!

joy said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON 1.OOO.OOO.
Hope you have a lot more.
Congratulations to the winners.
Now the card is fantastic must try this one when i get some time.
joyce.e

Sandra F said...

Lovely card Sue. Congrats on your millionth hit. xx

scofessex said...

Another fabulous card I just love the colours of the background.
SC

Marion said...

what a stunning card Sue and the colours are lovely.congratulations on the million mile stone but it is well deserved.
Marion

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card. It is stunning. I tried your this method, for the background, when I got your DVD but I could not get it to look so good. I will keep trying. Here's to the next million.
Evis.

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card. It is stunning. I tried your this method, for the background, when I got your DVD but I could not get it to look so good. I will keep trying. Here's to the next million.
Evis.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue,

Congratulations on the million, only what you deserve though. This method is great, but takes a bit of practising I found.

Love Rosemarie xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card. Congratulations on reaching a million hits :)

Clare x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Congrats on the million milestone love this card will buy some crystal laquer wen i nxt go to shops to give this ago

nannapat said...

Fabulous background Sue for a really beautiful card. Pat x

Elizabeth said...

Morning Sue, love the card and the technique. Must have another look at your DVD and get going on trying it out. Thank you.
Have a lovely day.
Elizabeth x

Desiree said...

Congratulations Sue. I think that since you have been giving something to a million visitors, then we must be millionaires too! Having been at the receiving end of your generosity, I think it is not only because of your huge talent, but because people have really taken to you from your shows and meeting with you. Couldn't happen to a nicer person. xx

Sandybee said...

Congratulations on the 1,000,000 hits Sue,
The Caught In Crystal looks so pretty, something else to have a go at

Have a lovely Sunday

xx Sandra

Corinne said...

Congratulations Sue only what you deserve your cards are stunning is is todays Big pat on back Hugs Corinnexx

marg said...

Hello Sue
That's an amazing milestone..Well Done!
Goes to show Sue! how well liked you are...for all those people to read your blog you must be doing something right..
I must try the Crystal Lacquer, I've admired it, and even have the DVD! but still not tried it !
LoveMarg

Ann said...

Hi Sue


Many congratulations on your amazing milestone you are such a talented Lady and share your talent with us which is very much appreciated.

Beautiful card for Christmas lovin the technique and colours not forgetting my favourite snowflakes.

Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

cebelica said...

Congrats to you! Another fab card! I like all the layering on the snowflake. Hugs! xx

Astrid Maclean said...

What a stunning card, I just LOVE that background technique!!
Congrats on your milestone too, I see it has moved way over that by now already, so on to the next one lol.
Happy Sunday!

Jane in Spain said...

So lovely = this is an amazing card. Congrats on the million!

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Your one million is so well deserved. You are by far the most talented crafter out there. Your cards are a joy to look at everyday and you bring such happiness to us all with your amazing talent. This card is a beauty as usual. Thankyou.

Carol Parker said...

Lovely Christmas card x

Carol Parker said...

Lovely Christmas card x

HiggiSue said...

Morning Sue. wow!! Congratulations on hitting the million.... what a great achievement... all down to you,your work is fabulous and you are so inspiring!

Wow! What a stunning card. I just love it. Never tried that technique but another to add to my list.

I love reading your blog each day... it is such a good start to the day.
Thankyou. xx Sue H.xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, congratulations on that milestone. And thanks for another fab card. Well done to the winners. Bx

Liz said...

Congratulations on the milestone! Another fantastic card, and one i definitely will be giving a go. thanks for the daily inspiration Sue

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue congratulations on the million milestone, you thoroughly deserve it for all the inspiration you are so kind to pass on, and here's to your second million! I loved the colours on this card, blue is my daughters favourite colour so I may have to make her something similar for her, I know she would love it.

debs said...

Good morning sue congratulations on your achievement love this card its so elegant I love these snowfLake dies they are beautiful when you mix different styles.


Take Care sue

Debs Artliff

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sue on your million - well deserved! This is a great card and the colour is stunning. Just love it. Yvonne xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
WOW congrats on 1,000,000 I bet you did your happy dance LOL!
Love the card and the background technique plus it's Blue one of my fav colours
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

kimberley said...

Another WOW Sue and congrats on your 1million tho' why you were surprised i will never know,take care,x

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - a million congrats, see how loved you are? And understandably so - you are not only one talented lady but also so generous with your inspiration and ideas. This card is super - I'd forgotten the crystal technique but will give it another go if it means results like this. Kathy x

cats said...

Good morning Sue,love the card it is stunning.I have done this background after seeing you do it on TV,will have to do it again.Congratulations on your 1,000,000th mark, I am not surprised your cards are beautiful!!!
Christine xx

Linda said...

What a great card
hugs Linda

rachel said...

congrats on your million Sue - here's to the next million - fab card today - a real beauty xx

Erica said...

Congratulations Sue on reaching 1,000,000. I hope you celebrated.

Gorgeous card. Makes me feel like it's time to start crafting for Christmas.

Erica x

Tracie Carmody said...

bloomin stunning Sue x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
What an eye catcher. I did try this and ended up in a mess as you predicted lol. But that is part of the fun of crafting.
What a brilliant blue this is ans sets the snowflake of wonderfully.
Can hear the Christmas carols again .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

sarah hyett said...

Well done Sue on your million hits. Another stunning card the snowflake dies are truly wonderful.

nzillingworth said...

PS Congrats on one million How long has that taken?

Nadine hug xxx

sued99 said...

Congratulations on 1,000,000 hits. Your cards are so inspiring. I just wish I had more time to make cards.

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Yet another beautiful card. The colour is lovely. What a morning of surprises. Thankyou for picking out my name I've never won anything, and it's a bright start to the day. Keep crafting your cards are full of ideas. Xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

What a result 1 Million hits.

Love the card and the caught in crystal technique I havent seen this before

Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue.
CONGRATULATIONS on reaching the million mark, its your inspiration that keeps us all adding to your blog. I for one need my daily Sue Wilson fix!
This card is a real WOW I love it, must try this technique.
Have a good day, Love Bren

yvette said...

What an amazing card again!! Really love it!

ps, yesterday I saw all the new dies that Spellbinders is bringing out in August ... OMG .... I so need to win the jackpot!! I can't wait to see what you are going to create with all the yummie new stuff! (I think the venetian sets are my fave, but I can't decide really!)

Clarissa said...

Another stunning card. I've often used this background since watching your DVD.
Clarissa X

hazel said...

Breath taking card Sue love the crystal effect not seen that one before, so will have to give it a try. Well done on reaching 1 million you deserve it xx hazel

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, what a fantastic card, I have used the crystal laquer technique and the results are brilliant. Many many congrats on reaching your 1,000,000. Lol Lynne M

jane said...

Morning Sue,
What a fantastic achievement for you I am not surprised you are so clever and such a lovely person, it is so nice to check your blog everyday.
Love the card will have to check the DVD out later today.
Take care

Jane Llewellyn

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Congratulations on reaching the million mark!! Look how important you have become in the crafting world!! We now all need our daily Sue Wilson fix to get us through the day!! As always another beautiful card today. I really love every thing about it. I cant wait for your next shows on cc. Have a lovely day love Tres x x x

deniseann said...

Hi Sue Congratulations, Im not suprised, you are an inspiration to us all, You're the first thing I look at when I log on. Love your card today, and here's to the nex million !!

Crafting Newbie said...

Wow Sue, I million views. That is fabulous. Congratulaions. Great Card too xx

Carole Z said...

Well Sue you certainly are 'one in a million', your cards are such an inspiration and so are you...yours was the first blog I ever followed almost from when you started, it encouraged me to finally start a blog of my own last year and is the first I visit every day! Well done Sue and as ever, this card is amazing! Hugs, Carole Z XX

nattyboots said...

Huge congratulations so much deserved

I just love your card Sue you are so talented ,

Here"s to your next million

Elaine H X

hotpotato said...

Congratulations on your blog hits.Here's to the 2,000,000 mark.

Victoria said...

Love the background texture and the simplicity of the design, it's so effective and classy. Congratulations Sue on your millionth hit!

Maggie said...

That's amazing! 1,000,000 is nothing when you think how much you are loved and admired by your adoring public! Well done and another stunning card. Thank you again. xx

Celina Dee said...

Congratulations Sue,
I knew that this would happen.
Love the care and have done the Sheena Douglass version of the crystal look. It certainly is worth the wait.
Love the card. It is very elegant.
Waterford

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
Ive never seen this technique and as i have alcohol inks will give it a go. A lovely xmas card and fab snow flake.
Im not surprised you've had 1,000,000 visitors as you are an inspiration to all in the crafting world.
Emma

Christine said...

A lovely card again, and special background.
You know what they say, the first million is the hardest - I don't think the next well-deserved million will be long coming.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, congrats on being a Blogger Millionaire!! With cards like this are you surprised. It is stunning. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Joan Hill said...

Beautiful Sue, have tried the background using the floor polish, will have a go with the crystal lacquer now.
Thank you x

Ayelet said...

Congrats on the 1,000,000 hits!!!
Amazing card with Stunning background!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on reaching such a blogging milestone. Love the card especially the background, stunning. Martina

AnneRD said...

Congratulations on your milestone Sue, I am sure this number will double in no time at all.
Love todays card, such a gorgeus background, will certainly give this a go. Anne x

Granny Ado said...

WOW. Congrats. on the Million mark.

Love the blue on this card. Lovely

gwen70 said...

Congrats Sue, loving this card really must give it a try, colours are gorgeous

Wendy L said...

This looks interesting xxxxx

guffie said...

wow Sue congrats on the million mark, i bet your thrilled. what a stunning card love the colours and i think i am definately going to have a go at this as it's soooo pretty. hope your having a good time and your mum is well xx gail

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow! well done and the tutorial for the caught on crystal is great. off to have a go!

Maid of Kent said...

Congratulations Sue on reaching 1,000,000 hits, this shows how wonderful your cards are, otherwise we would not keep coming back. Love this beautiful Christmas card the colours are amazing. Hugs Ann

Ladock girl said...

What a lovely card and a great idea for the background as well. Love the snowflakes. Linda xxx

Meg said...

Well you did it Sue, I wasn't ready to think about Christmas but this card is a must. I haven't tried the technique you used, not sure I have the crystal lacquer either so I guess it's another shopping trip to the craft shop.
Hope you're enjoying your stay in the US. C&C not the same without you.
Margaret O.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, quite an achievement, just goes to show how many people are interested in what you are making next. Love the background on this card, dying to try the technique. Terrie

baconbits said...

Morning, Congratulations on the 1000000 milestone. So happy for you.
See you at the next million.
I am in love with the Christmas card and we can never have too much Christmas.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

jayne denver said...

Hi sue oh wow love that card oh it's gorgeous
Well done with the mile stone
Your cards. Ever disappoint and are so inspirational
Take care
Jayne

Christine Hussey said...

Many, many congratulations on reaching your 1,000,000 milestone no one deserves it more than you do. I too am addicted to your blog and wouldn't have it any other way. You are so talented and inspirational and to boot a thoroughly lovely lady!

My initial reaction when today's creation popped up was WOW. Sue this is stunning. Will be running your DVD to see this technique again.

May I also give my congratulations to this weeks winners.

Happy Sunday, hugs Christine H xx

Carol said...

hi sue

CONGRATS on reaching 1 MILLON HITS you deserve it for all the hard work you put and inspiring all of the bloggers to create stunning cards.
your card today is fab the crystal technique I have not tried but will have a go don't know if will be as good as yours. love the colours and the snowflake once again congrats sue and congrats to all the winners today.

Love Carol xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Many congratulations on passing the million blog visits. Can you give yourself a prize? You deserve one.
I love, love this card. I was fascinated by this technique on your DVD but haven't yet been brave enough to try it. Seeing this card makes me think I really should give it a go.
Congratulations also to the comment winners.
Frances

Vie Carter said...

Well done Sue and many congratulations on achieving this milestone of 1 million hits

However, this is not surprising as what an inspiration you are to us fellow crafters ( not in your league Sue ) but we all have dreams of becoming more skillful

Todays card is great, simple but so elegant

Thank you again for your daily blog, I look forward to it each day

Love Vie
x

lorraine (classylady) said...

CONGRATULATIONS SUE, what do you expect, your are well loved and respected and your blog for sharing such beautiful creations is well visited and copied. LOL Well done you have so many true followers.

LOVE THE CARD must do the acetate again. Did it a few times with Sheena Douglas at workshops.

thank you
regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Claveh said...

Sue, I am so pleased for your 1,000,000 count, you deserve nothing less!
The card is just great, and I own the snowflake card, so I am off....
Thank Sue.xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, CONGRATULATIONS on 1,000,000 hits, so richly deserved,you are a true inspiration. It makes my day to check your blog and marvel at your wonderful, beautiful creations.
Todays card is beautiful, love the colours and the stunning background. Will have to give this a try, I have most of the ingredients.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a lovely day with your Mum.
Hugs June xx

Craftforsanity said...

Wonderful card as usual Sue I only wish I could get inside you head for a few minutes and have all these lovely ideas for myself but thanks for you wonderful inspiration
Ann

Sue - said...

Wonderful card and congrats on reaching over a million now!

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Oh Sue! Wowee Zowee. This is gorgeous A million congratulations to you and I think we are all in agreement in saying YOU are the absolute best! ;0)

jane stillman said...

Many congratulations on your millionth hit. It is so deserved, because you are such an inspiration to everyone and a lovely person too. Today's card, is absolutely stunning, love the tissue effect and will definitely be trying it xx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card not tried that technique but it look great as does the card
You Take Care
Theresa x

Jewelsmae said...

This is absolutely stunning, that background technique is amazing and shows off the diecut snowflakes beautifully

Maryann said...

WAUW what an achievement to reach 1 million hits, biiiiiiig congratulations on that Sue. And your card is as usual just gorgeous too, really awesome looking and well done.

Victoria said...

Congratulations on your fantastic achievement! Richly deserved! Today's stunning card is absolutely fantastic. I do love this technique.

Maid in Cornwall said...

Congratulations Sue. You deserve it. You work so hard and yet you never run out of inspiration for us. And what a card to show to celebrate hitting 1,000,000! Simply beautiful. I've done this technique and you can get really stunning project results. So easy yet so effective. Well done. Avril.

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. This made say OOOOOHHH as soon as I saw it. Scrumptious. Jan.x.

Shaz said...

WOW Sue, a million hits, congratulations. Love todays card, the colour is striking. x

lilygee said...

Congratulations Sue - I'm sure it will keep on going up. This wonderful paper you have created is so beautiful - I am really sorry that we don't see you stamping any more and doing all those paper techniques on C&C. this is a christmas card to cherish - really lovely.
love lilygee xxx

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue love this card ,and congrats on reaching such a high amout just shows how popular u are
hugs chris x

Belinda Barton said...

this is stunning, as usual!
well done on reaching your milestone, and thanks a million for all the inspiration
BB

Rose in Chester said...

Congratulations Sue - nobody deserves it better than you. You continue to surprise me all the time - this latest technique (which I'd never heard of before) is just stunning. I MUST try that..
Have a great Sunday

Sonia Jones said...

Beautiful card. 1 million hits thats incerdiable. Well done. Sonia x

Glass Daisy said...

Congratulations Sue,
It's no surprise you have made the million, you light up our days. Beautiful card,one that I would love to receive.
Sonia x

Roma said...

congrats on reaching the 1,000,000, it's no more than you deserve. Yet again a beautiful card, but this time a bit of experimenting!!! Love it.

Jane said...

Not surprised you have that many hits Sue I think you are a very clever lady, Well done the card today is beautiful.

Jane xx

Phil D said...

Congrats on that fantastic achievement - your techniques are so many and wonderful - love to see them all as in today's card - its great

Phil D

Cassieajh said...

Sue Yet another wonderful Christmas card, I wonder what your friends say when they get something like this every year. Hugs xx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Many congratulations and very well deserved. Todays card wow it is so beautiful.
Margaret

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, Congrats on reaching your millionth hit - it's amazing - like you! Love the card but have never heard of crystal lacquer - I will have to investigate. Love Sam xxx

ang said...

congrats on the million, not surprising your blog is brill, all your cards stunning and love the way you tell us how to achieve stunning results thanks angxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations on hitting a million and to the winners this week.
Another lovely card, and the sun is shinning what more could I ask for.
Happy crafting
Tina x

Lacelady said...

Wow Sue, congrats on the million! I wonder how soon the next million will take? I haven't come across the caught in Crystal technique before, but it sounds like fun.

Anonymous said...

My favourite christmas card so far thank you for sharing and congratulations on reaching such a high target you deserve it.

Grimsby Chris

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS SUE,see I've told you you're a star !!!You give such joy with your beautiful creations, roll on the next million !!! I love this card today the colours are stunning, may have to give it a go. Thanks for your inspiration as always. Hugs Liz C x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, I think I need to read a Dictionary to find more words to describe your card, your card is Beautiful, love the background and will be having a go.

Congratulations on making it to 1 million.
Janet

Pauline99 said...

Simply beautiful card love the caught in crystal techinque it give this card a cold frosty feel very winter and snowy so perfect.
Had a go at this a few times but never go around to making them into a project.
Congratulations on reach the 1,000,000 mark it's well deserved and you worked hard for it. We love your blog and we love your creations. Keep up the good work, hope to see you on our telly soon.

All the best Pauline

Lesley said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Can you tell I love it?
Congrats on your millionth hit x

Teresa said...

Congratulations on your mile stone Sue. Really like this card. Got your DVD but haven't tried this out as not sure where to get crystal laquer from. Can you spray on to acetate with mica mists and set it? Will have to have a try as think it would give a similar effect. All the best Teresa (Nottingham) xxx

Barbara said...

Love the background its gorgeous. Like you I find the floor cleaner very messy and watery and get better results with the crystal lacquer. Followed your instructions and got a lovely result.
Congratulations on a very successful blog you thoroughly deserve it.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats on the huge number of hits. Love the colour of this card, fab.

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card, love the background and well who doesn't love snowflakes? Congratulations on reaching a million! Dawn x

Mo said...

Hi Sue - This looks a fantastic card to make, I must have a go! I don't know how you can keep coming up with new ideas. Best wishes. Maureen

Helen O said...

Congratulations Sue, what an amazing achievement, not many people can say that they've had a million hits on their blog :) Today's card is stunning, my favourite colours for Christmas are blue and white and I also love cards with snow flakes. The background is very effective, thank you Helen O xxx

Bosquie said...

Many congrats Sue. You work so hard to bring us all these beautiful samples.Love this one too. Love them all!!X

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, Congrats.on reaching your first
million I'm sure it won't be your last
as your blog is the best inspiration
out there. Another great card love blue and white
for Christmas will be trying this for
sure. Nancyd xx

liz spooner said...

Beautiful card Sue, you must love your job, I wouldn't mind it either come to think of it, though noone else could possibly be as good as you. Thanks for sharing Liz S.x

Susan White said...

Congratulations on reaching 1 million Sue!! Well deserved - you are a very talented lady.

Love this card - the background is just stunning.

Susan

Janice K said...

Oh wow! Love the caught in crystal technique, it's so eye catching. Thank you for the great ideas and inspiration Sue! x

Anonymous said...

First of all Sue congratulations on reaching 1 million you have created such wonderful cards, with inspirational designs and techniques over the years. You sure are a very talented and generous lady to share all your ideas with us all.
Val C

salem said...

woow card "!"!

Beverley said...

congratulatins on reaching a million, you do produce absolutely amazing cards, and all very colour co-ordinated, keep up the good work,
regards Beverley

FreshScentsScotland said...

Hey Sue

Congrats on reaching such an awesome milestone!!

love love love todays card is gorgeous, i would be over the moon to receive something like this at christmas time.

I am about to start my christmas cards if i can actually get myself motivated, thats over a month now where i havent actually crafted anything :0( wee bit of a crafty block!!

I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

Much love

Amanda x

mags said...

Congrats Sue on reaching such a milestone. This card is lovely. Never seen this technique before but will definitely have to give it a go.
Mags
x

sheila said...

Congratulations Sue, such a mile-stone, 1,000,000 hit seems unimaginable, but it just goes to show how much you work is admired and how much we (your blog friends) appreciate the support and inspiration you give us in our own little crafting world. I've not seen this technique before, is crystal available from art suppliers?

Pet said...

Hi Sue, I`m a newby to site. I have loved your demo`s on c&c, just love your style, and this card is no exception.
Congratulations on reaching a million, am sure you`ll have many more to come!
love Pet x

sue said...

Hi Sue, beautiful Christmas card, lovely background. Congrats to you for reaching your milestone and congrats to all the wsinners this week.
Hugs Sue M x

Linda said...

Congratulations on reaching 1,000,000 visitors you really deserve all the visits as your work is just AWESOME!!! Congratulations also to the winners this week.

Another stunner of a card and gorgeous sentiment.

Hugs
Linda xxx

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card! I really like that background you made and will have to try this technique. Congrats on reaching a million hits -- what a milestone!

Rach83 said...

Wow, Sue. This literally stopped me in my tracks! Stunning background - must give this a try. Love those snowflakes and your pearly accents. Just stunning.

Congratulations on reaching the big 1,000,000 hits mark. Truly deserved for all your hard work and inspiration.

Rachel x

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Sue. Well done on reaching and exceeding 1,000,000 - although it's all due to your brilliance and generosity in sharing your ideas. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Big Congrats on hitting the million mark Sue - just proves that good news DOES travel fast.
Today's card is wonderful - those colours are spectacular. PLEASE KEEP 'EM COMING!!

Mary Mac

Debra W said...

Congratulations on a million hits....I love todays card, very classy. Debra

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Many congratulations on reaching the million - I scrolled down the page to have a look at the counter and was amazed how quickly it moves, you're 4016 + into the next million already!
As everyone is saying, it couldn't happen to a nicer or more talented or harder working or more generous person. As I scrolled down the page just now I passed your card with the sentiment There's only one like you - well that says it!
Love today's card, the background is beautiful, especially in your choice of blues, and I thought your placement of the pearly swirls was particularly attractive on this one too.
Congrats to this week's winners,
Sue xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Congratulations with the million visits. That is fantastic :) And so is this card. Thanks for explaining how to do the background. Very pretty indeed :)

CraftyJo said...

Stunning card Sue, love the CIC technique.

Jan said...

a great card and great milestone well done on both counts!x

sallysbitz said...

Congrats on reaching a million hits. I can see clearly why. Your card is stunning, very elegant looking x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Su said...

Great card Sue and you've inspired me to use the 'CiC' technique again - had forgotten about it - doh!!!

Su (Soop) x

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful. I love the blues. TFS.

Rufus said...

Gorgeous!!! Really love it. Thanks for reminding me about the technique, I'd forgotten about it! Congrats on the mega number, which I notice has gotten even bigger!
R/

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVE THIS CARD MUST TRY
LOVE THE COLOURS

lesley said...

hi sue congrats on reaching a million you really inspire people and as for todays card wow now that really is a stunning xmas card that isnt too complicated but looks amazing definitely giving this a go love lesley xx

Craftychris said...

ooh its beautiful! I must have a go at this technique xx

craftycarol said...

Good Morning Sue,
I love this card its different and you could se it for both male and female cards.
Carol x

Ardilla said...

I love blue... this is awesome, I really like how it looks the gorgeous white snowflake on top of it!

Jan.moogie said...

Love this technique Sue gorgeous csrd.x

Shazza said...

congratulations on the hits!!! Stunning card x

greendragon said...

You have a million hits because you are so insirational - keep up the great ideas Sue. Love this card, as always.

magpie said...

Oh WOW! Congratulations Sue on your millionth hit! So well deserved for a very talented lady. You are truly an inspiration & give so many of us pleasure with your beautiful cards & helpful tips to achieve this ourselves. "Thank you" x This is a stunning card, love the technique & finish of it. Crystal lacquer..... another one for the list! Congratulations too to all the winners! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx

jordiegirl said...

Congratulations Sue!

Lovely card too!

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
At last the antibiotics seem to be working (though I am coughing like a banshee!!) and I am strong enough to get back on the blogs.
Anyway, I am here to talk about your work not me.
I really am in my element at the moment having the very creative and designer Sue back. Please take that as it is meant, a big fat compliment. Spellbinder Sue, as they call you, is great but I love the Sue that showcases lots of crafting techniques. As I've said recently, you used to keep me pinned to the sofa as I watched your stamping, colouring, embossing etc etc.. and this card is all that and more.
Now you have brought all the arty techniques into the world of Spellbinders and it is beautiful.
Colourful, creative and imaginative. Love it, love it!
Big hugs Linda x

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...a beautiful card and the colors are dreamy...very modern.
CONGRATULATIONS on the MASSIVE HIT!!
Take care. Deborah :)

Cheryl said...

Congrats on your milestone! Your cards are SO beautiful. I especially like this one. The colors are gorgeous.

lynda said...

Hi SUE CONGRATS ON REACHING YOUR 1.000.000 HIT WELL DONE
ALSO LOVE THE CARD XX LYNDA

Lisa said...

What a fabulous technique!! I must get that dvd!!

Lisa R
xx

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