Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Beaded Snowflake



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Hi crafters!  One of the last of the Christmas card videos today (I think there is actually one more), but is an easy technique and you always get unique results every time.  Let me know what you think about it!











Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

136 comments:

Pam said...

So beautiful, love the colours and the snowflake is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - haven't watched the video clip yet but will do later - love it - think it will be a must try!
Rgs
Clare W

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Looks beautiful, love the snowflakes. I am off to watch the video now as I am intrigued! Take care.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I will watch the video later. The videos are such a great feature of your site. It is so near to Christmas where did all the time go?Love Jackie

Rosie said...

That card is just such lovely, calming colours. No time 'to video' now as off (grand) childminding, so early start, but I will watch later.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, a great video and card, Sue. Wish I had all the snowflake sets!! Not one to my name yet. The base embossing folder perfect for this, and do like the swirl stamp on the foreground and such brilliant resist effects. Altogether a really lovely card.

'P' in Wales

Cameeli said...

Good Morning Sue,
Just perfect, I really love the colour and texture, and the snowflake is gorgeous really beautiful card.
Have a lovely day.
Cameeli xx

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue. Gorgeous card. Love the colours. Sally

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the background and colour ok aim off to watch the video before I go to work thank you Tracy w x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Once again another beautiful card I will have ago at this one thank you take care Kitty.
Thank you for the videos they are fantastic.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Just watched the video although I don't have all the snowflake dies I can use the ones I have. Not colours I would have thought to put together but they work beautifully. Thanks for the video I'm going to try doing this card later.
Hugs x
Heather T

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, I love the combination of colours, they go really well together, and the heat embossing and normal embossing is fabulous, and the 3-tier snowflake is stunning. I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rachel Taylor said...

This is one of my absolute favourite cards ever ! Simply stunning !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

auscrafts said...

such a beautiful card ,lovely co;ours

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, great card, love the colours used, and the video is fab showing how to do the background. Bx

Lynda said...

Hi Sue
What else can I say that hasn't been said already. Beautiful card.

Lynda

Anonymous said...

keep the christmas card coming it makes everyone feel festive.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue beautiful colours in this snowflake card. Love your videos
Denise Hancock X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, Wilsonettes. A lovely card today, easy but effective, I think.I've started to think the 'Wilson way' ! And thinking that after all the stamping etc for the background how pretty it would be dipped in micro beads ? Although it's a pretty enough back drop for the snow flakes as it is - just an additional lightbulb moment from moi, which believe me doesn't happen that much !
I DO love the video tutorials, it helps with the withdrawl symptoms of not having you on our screen often enough ! I think YOU should have a 'classroom show too, it would be wonderful to have you on our tv screen as our leader, hero and tutor, sorry for being greedy and asking more from you as if you dont have enough to do for us hungry Wilsonettes !
Im going to play with that background with what stamps etc I have as I dont own many SB products at all yet but giving us your time and idea's you make it easier for us to play with what we do have and try and mimic your wonderful 'Wonders of Wilson' samples.

Wishing health and happiness where ever you are in the world.
Stay safe n warm.
Lancashire Steph (bet you cant guess where IM from) lol
hay - why dont we put where we all live one day, be interesting to see how far and wide Sue's blog goes. What ya think ?

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Fabulous card today, love the colours and the snowflake.
Off to watch the video to see just how to do it.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card..I love the colours. I'm saving the video until I get home from work, hugs Carole Z X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, great card, just love the colour! Love Jean xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the snowflake and the colours I must find some time to sit and watch the video, can't believe Christmas is only 4 weeks away and I am so far behind.
Happy crafting
Love Tina X

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a super Christmas card! Not very traditional but love it! The colour combo is fab too.....cannot wait to watch the video. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

You got the WOW factor from me today, this is gorgeous and I adore the colour, really beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Anonymous said...

DITTO!! to EVERY comment....even before they are sent. Who could fail to love this card? I'm watching the Video later. Good old technology even though you are so very far away we can still get our fix.Mabex

Debs A said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card. I love the snow flake and the colour. Off now to see the video now. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunning, such beautiful colours, a must to try
Hugs
Carol x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, love the snowflakes and the colour combo. Haven't got these dies but can improvise.

Love Rosemarie xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue this is a really beautiful card. I love the effects and colours.x

Sonia Jones said...

Stunning card. Hugs Sonia x

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue stunning .happy crafting x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Your card looks stunning but I will have to save the video for later.
Have a great day.
Ang x

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Today is freezing, but the Sunrise is beautiful..lovely colours in the sky just coming over the Downs.
I really like the swirl and when I watch the Video I will see how you did it!
Lovely Christmas card Sue!
LoveMarg

Joan D said...

Will watch video later but what a stunning card. Have enjoyed the Christmas cards as it starts to put us in the mood for the big event xxx

snowqueen62 said...

Wow gorgeous colours. Lovely card. Just off to watch video so exciting!!
Hugs Sue x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for letting me join you this morning with my first cup of coffee.
As you say not a traditional coloured card today but such an elegant gift - unusual colours really make it so interesting and beautiful. I love the snowflake dies and although I don't have many of the distressed inks the Peacock colour I have and it's definitely one of my favourites.
It's my craft afternoon today with some of my crafty friends so it's a busy busy day.
Janet x

Craftysusan said...

Great card Sue, I have the snowflake die so I hope I can emulate your design. Can't wait to watch the video later.

TOB said...

wow lots of embossing and distressing in this one, but what a fab end result you get. beautiful card. hugs x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely card. The whole design is so special. X

Marion said...

Sue this card is stunning ,love the stamped background and the resist technique is great and no big bow yeh.
Marion H

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, love the card n snowflake. Been making similar ones to the other snow flake that you made. Will e- mail a pic to you. Have a good day.

Love June
xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
I love the snowflake and the idea that you can make it to suit yourself. The iridescence snowflakes are beautiful and really show up lovely. Watching you with the swirls of beads i can now see that it is the same for everyone trying to get those things off the acetate.
Real pretty card today Sue, so thank you once more for your inspiration.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Absolutely beautiful so elegant and crisp looking you can almost hear the crunch of walking on snow! Your videos are so very useful indeed.
Margaret corgi owner

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue, Thank you for a brilliant video, also a very beautiful cards, The techniques were lovely to watch and very easy to follow, thank you so much your inspiration is wonderful.
Love Brenda xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

The colours a bit different for Christmas but I love it makes a change from the red and green. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card again love the snowflake .

Elaine H X

Micky French said...

Love the colours on this one, another stunning card. Now to watch the demo xxxx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Ditto what everyone else has said! Such a beautiful card to start our day with and I'm loving the background - great colour! Sadly I'll have to watch the video a little later as have a busy day ahead of me, but thanks for sharing this with us. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours you've used.

Clare x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colours and stamping on your background.
I like Lancs Stephs idea about sharing where we all come from one day :-)
Donna Jones

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card and I love the colours.For some reason the word flamboyant came to mind.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love it xx hazel

Jean Z said...

Very pretty card love the snowflake and background love Jean Z xx

Anne Crawford said...

Love this card! I just bought a set of snowflake dies and can't wait to try this one, also great background.

gwen70 said...

Such a gorgeous snoflake makes a beautiful card

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this card is absolutely stunning. I love the background (that peacock colour is to die for) - thank you for reminding us about the various techniques one can use.
The snowflakes are great!
Hugs, Rose

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and the video is so good.
Audrey x

Ann said...


Hi Sue


Gorgeous Stunning Beautiful card today love the pretty colours.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Gail said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful colour combo - luv it xx GailT xx

Cee Bee said...

Love the snowflake and the colour, off to watch the video
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Carol S. said...

Stunning colour Sue and love the snowflakes. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. I've missed you. We've had a few days away and I find I have a lot to catch up with. This is a great technique so once again thank you for being so generous with your time and talents! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Have to wait until later to watch you in action but the card looks very striking
Best wishes, Pat

Heather Rogers said...

Great card and video yet again Sue very pretty indeed

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Helen Barker said...

Love the colours, and the swirly texture just flows from the embossed background to the coloured panel.Gorgeous.
Helen Bx

Helen Kington said...

I love this and am looking for any Christmas card ideas as I need to motivate myself to start. Thank you Sue. Helen xx

sharon said...

Good morning Sue
What a lovely, lovely Christmas card. I really like mixing peacock feathers with forest moss - they're a match made in heaven. The resist technique works perfectly for snowflakes and swirls and the card is gorgeous.
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
It may not be traditional colours but oooooooh I adore it. It's stunning and I love the techniques you have used. I'm so enjoying your videos Sue as they just bring everything to life.
Tank you so much for making them for us.

Love Sheila xx

samantha wade said...

Hi. Just watched and digested video. Loved the colours and the swirl stamp is so lovely. I find the video so relaxing you are a tonic in this hectic world. You have inspired me to start a blog hope you will have a little look. It's simple at the moment but I'm getting there. Take care. X craftroomdelights.blogspot.co.uk

Naomi said...

Beautiful Sue and perfect timing, I'm in the middle of a Christmas card marathon. Love it.

sandie chick said...

Another really beautiful card I love watching the videos have learnt so many new technics from you Sue thank you Sandra

Maryann Laursen said...

It´s a very very beautiful card Sue, and I love the background you creatd with the different embossingpowders too, it really makes it pop out.

Lacelady said...

Oh, wow, I love this one. Off to watch the video now.

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for yet another lovely video. I do love them. and this card is just lovely for Christmas as well as a winter birthday.

Kate's Cards said...

Love the aqua background as it makes the snowflake really pop!
xxx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty Christmas card. Kind regards Joanne K x

Susan White said...

Lovely technique Sue and the final card is really pretty.

Can I ask a question? Why do you do the stamping first, and then the background colouring and water effects? Does it matter?

Thanks, Susan

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card as always.
Love Val x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely Christmas card. You show so many wonderful new to me techniques. Thank you so much and I love the videos they are so easy to watch and learn from.

Pinky said...

Lovely card and great to see the techniques. Thanks again. Vicki x

Gail said...

Hi Sue
I just love this card, the colour is brilliant just up my street.
Gail Cx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
ANOTHER CRACKING CARD. LOVE THE FOREST GREEN AND PEACOCK COLOUR(TWO ON MY TO BUY LIST). FAB TIPS, PARTICULARLY LIKE THE SPRAY THE STAMP WITH WATER TO GET LIGHT IMPRESSION OF THE STAMP IN DISTRESSED INK. ONE I WILL TRY.
ONE GOOD TIP DESERVES ANOTHER. PUT A PATTERN OF INK (CAN BE ANY POSTER PAINT, ACRYLIC, ANY THING U HAVE)tWO DIFFERENT COLOURS IN A TRAY. MAKE PATTERN ZIG ZAG, OR SPIRAL. ROLL TWO MARBLES ROUND IN THE INK AND THERE IS A NICE PATTERN LAY YOUR PAPER ON IT. REMOVE AND LEAVE TO DRY BEFORE USING. COMES OUT LIKE YOUR SHAVING FOAM PATTERNS.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A truly beautiful card today !! My favourite colour is green and the peacock feathers with forest moss distress inks are a fab colour combination. I love how you have done some stamping with white embossing powder and some with the iridescent powder. This is another lovely idea Sue and it looks great, making a very interesting and varied background. The background folder is very nice. Your snowflake is gorgeous. This is a really lovely Christmas card. As always your video is fab !! Very helpful and informative. Thank you for all your hard work Sue. Happy crafting everyone. Lots of love Tres x x x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I usually prefer more traditional colours but this one is stunning, love it. Thank you for another great video too.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Jill Liddle said...

Looks very interesting card today.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This has to be my favourite card, love the resist effect, Peacock Feather and Forest Green are a match made in crafty heaven. The video is fab, it is great to have a visit from you and get a Sue fix.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxxx

Nikkinoo said...

Oh Sue, that is lovely! The swirls always add that little extra touch that make the card "pop"

cmu said...

Another stunning card. The colours really work well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another super card and super video. So pretty and I love the colours too. Will be trying some of your techniques. Many thanks Sue
YvonneMayxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue and thank you for such an informative video full of techniques and a lovely card to show as well, love from Jackie D

Pauline A said...

Good Afternoon Sue,

Just watched the video and can't wait to get my snowflake dies out to see if they will put together to make one similar to yours. Love the inked background and must give that a try. Such a beautiful card. Thank you Sue. Hugs Pauline A x

Paper Junkie said...

You can never have too many snowflake dies (I am an avid collector) and this card is gorgeous - can't wait to play the video. X

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, I'm soooo late today in posting, I was off first thing this morning to do some Christmas shopping. Today's card is stunning, love the colours and snowflake. Off now to watch the video, and enjoying a cup of coffee. Take care, Jess xx

Sandybee said...

Gorgeous card today Sue, a very pretty colour

Xx Sandra

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for such an inspirational demo. I love the resist technique you used for the background using two different embossing powders. The colours are beautiful.
Veronique L

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is just beautiful...haven't got time to watch the video, but will try later. Lotsa love Sam xxx

SandraM said...

beautiful card love the colours

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Loved the video. The colours are just gorgeous, so fresh. Another for my to try list! Getting longer,lol. have a great day. Hugs. Jan.xx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful colours. The snowflake is so pretty!!!

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Loved watching the video, the card is a modern twist on an old card, love it.
Alison B. x

Anonymous said...

Love it Sue - Video again explains clearly the techniques.
ValC xx

magpie said...

Sue, this is so beautiful. Thank you so much for the wonderful step by step tutorial videos as they are a joy to watch. I love the colours that you used, they have worked perfectly together. The swirl stamp is beautiful! It's definitely an everyday bonus to whatever project that you are doing. It is so elegant! Which brings me to the beautiful sentiment that I didn't comment about (shame on me! Lol!) on Sundays card....just gorgeous. XX Love Karen xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is gorgeous. I love non traditional colours on Xmas cards. The snowflake is fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card today.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Shazza said...

stunning card, love the colours x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for another wonderful Video
This is a Stunning card Sue, beautiful colours
Take care
Hazel G x

TDQ Karen said...

Unusual but stunning colours, love the swirls and the gorgeous snowflakes

lynda said...

Gorgeorgeos card Sue the background is stunning love the colours .Thank you again for a wonderful video.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Cute card and I like the color. Nice winters Christmas card. Thanks for the video. They are a big help in clearer understanding of all the techniques.

Janice K said...

This is a stunning and unusual design in gorgeous colours. I hadn't thought to use different embossing powders in the one design before so thank you for pointing this out, it's very effective. x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Such a beautiful card with fantastic techniques. I really enjoy the videos as they are such a serene and relaxing way of watching the art of card making. I always make sure I have a cup of tea or a glass of wine, (depending on the time of day) and take time out to appreciate your demo's. Surprised about the aurora glitter, but I think the colours used in this card,the aurora worked beautifully.

Kind regards.:-)

Tina X

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
First thing I did was watch the "The Video" what a Truly Stunnuing Card. If any new visitors are joining for the first time the Video's are great! I have followed Sue for many years as lots of her Blog Friends, have! the Video's for me takes you step by step Creating Awesome Cards! She Stamps Beautiflly, She loves to create Textures on her Backgrounds, she takes us through everything, So if someone said to me oh! Sue Wilson just uses The Grand Calibur, How wrong you are! and today's Card on her Blog proves that! she has taken us step by step through the Fantastic Card today its Awesome I love the Background I love the Embossing, wonderful Snowflakes that have been used, and the Colours on the Background, the wonderful Spellbinder snowflakes, and love the Heat Embossimg, but then I'm extremely Biased as Sue to me is the BEST! there's not a day goes by when I Don't check out Sue's Blog.
Love from Sam x

Annie said...

Lovely colours, gorgeous snowflake!

SusanP, Kent said...

Have to save watching the video until tomorrow, but I love today's card. Gorgeous colour.
Sue

Cathy Davidson said...

Hi Sue,
Loved the video, the colours of the card were fab, and the snowflake was lovely, what we do without Spellbinders look forward to the next one

Kind Regards
Cathy

Lorne said...

WOW WOW WOW love it xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card, the colours give a lovely chilly Christmassy look xx

Pat S Witney said...

hi Sue

This card is fab u lous. Just love the colours that you have used. Haven't watched the video yet, but will do so later. this card is a must try. It is so good to have the videos to watch. Thank you for all your extra time that you are putting in for all our benefit.

Brenda Hanlon said...

Love the , will watch the video later.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Only just got around to watching this after a hard days graft. Just what I needed a fab demo of a fab card. Thank you.
Beverley W

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, yes this is a lovely card and thanks for showing us the resist technique. I will have to have a play me thinks.
The Spellbinders snowflake dies are beautiful.
ElizabethS x

Victoria said...

I've really enjoyed this video, and what a beautiful card to inspire whilst making my own Christmas cards!

weefortune said...

Love the colours you have used, will catch up with video tomorow. Have a great Day Elaine x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue, absolutely stunning card today. Most of my Xmas cards this year have the snowflakes on them as I have 3 combo sets now and they all fit together lovely. Anyways chow for now

Love Tracy from killie Scotland x

Erica said...

Lovely elegant card Sue.
Erica x

Laura O said...

another stunner .Laura O

mags said...

A beautiful card Sue. Lovely colours.
Mags
x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
This is such a beautiful card. I'm really having a snowflake phase at the moment, so what's not to like? A lovely mix of techniques. Thank you for sharing.
Anne O

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, a great tutorial video showing us how to replicate a beautiful card love the colours you have used and the beaded swirl and snowflakes are lovely.will be giving it at try but have to use different colours as I haven't managed to get the peacock feathers yet.
Thank you Sue.
Hugs
Jean D

Jackie Meechan said...

Another great card, another technique. I like the colour different from the usual red and white or pale blue and white. A change from the normal. Haven"t had a chance to watch yet busy getting ready for installation of new kitchen. Wish it was a craft room would love my own craft space and not just part of another room. Well dreams over need to win lottery for that.
Will watch soon.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card - love the background.

Diane Mortimer said...

Amazing card, love every aspect of it!
Diane from Glasgow xx

Sue Dunn said...

Good evening sue. Great card today. X

sued99 said...

Enjoyed the video and love the way you did the coloured background.