Monday, 11 November 2013

Made For You

 Hi bloggers!  I had almost forgotten about this card that I did for a demo in September.  I came across it in my files and I had to go back and look as I thought I had posted it long ago.  I loved this demo as the stained glass look was so easy to do with Becca Feeken's Lacey Tier dies.  To create this look, I cut one of the circle Lacey Tier dies out of black card.  I glued this on to a piece of acetate using Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.  From the back of the acetate, I decided which sections I wanted to be each particular colour and starting with the darkest colour first, I filled in that area with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue, taking care not to go over the line into the next area.  I covered the glue with the polished silk glitter (gunmetal grey was my first colour), then tapped off the excess.  The reason that I always do the darkest colour first when doing this technique is when tapping off your excess sometimes the glitter will stick on top of other colours and a dark colour can change the overall look of some glitter colours.  Whereas a lighter glitter that settles on top of a darker glitter will not cause that issue.  Make sense?  Next I added the sections that are gold followed by the pale silver, then finishing with the white glittered sections.  I set this aside to dry overnight and once the glue is completely dry, the glitter colours show through and look like a stained glass window.  I added two frames cut from soft gold card using the square frame from the Lacey Tiers.  I off set them and glued them together.  Then I made a circular frame by cutting two basic circles and embossing the piece with the Gold Circles One die.  I mounted it on foam pieces and placed it over my stained glass window.  The focal element was placed on a white embossed background made using the Tapestry embossing folder.  I cut a border from the Scalloped Borders Two and added it below my stained glass window.  I made a pretty rose following the tutorial at the top of my blog and "sugared" it with Diamond Sprinkles.  I seated the rose atop a messy bow tied from black seam binding and I tucked in a tag with a stamped sentiment.  A couple of  swirls from the Jewelled Flowers set finished the bow.  Some flatback pearls in the corners and a double pierced mat of soft gold card gave a nice regal finishing touch to the card.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 9" in size.

 A quick note, I haven't heard from either of the Wednesday Card Giveaway winners yet, so Shazza and Liz Spooner, please email me if you see this!

It has suddenly occurred to me that I now have something for every day of the week but Monday.  Between the videos three times a week, the card giveaway, the comment game winners, and double card day on Friday, poor Monday is feeling a bit left out.  I thought I would see if anyone has any ideas for a special feature on Mondays?  What do you think?  All for now,
 Sue x


Pam said...

I loved this card when demo'd and I love it now, its gorgeous. You are so generous with your extras I am just happy with whatever you do.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
thank you I remember this demo another brilliant card. Thank you Sue your inspiration is wonderful, you give so much one of your inspirations would be treasured take care Kitty

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This card is really stunning. How about retro Mondays using older dies that we have in our stash. For example using the Sue Wilson dies. Thanks for all you do. Happy Vetern's Day.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card very
regal, whatever you do is marvelous
we are just happy for all your inspiration.
Nancyd xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the center piece of the card not sure what you can do on Mondays as you do a lot for us crafters which I love thank you for your inspiration Tracy w x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
I missed this when you demoed this card, so great to see it now. Love the stained glass effect.
Think Mondays could be used as revision Monday, we could look at old dies we have in our collections.
Gail C x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes. Another beautiful card Sue, thanks for all you do for us. This may seem a stupid Idea considering you are our Spellbinder Queen, Um not sure uf Im the odd one out but due to finances I cannot afford to keep up with buying all the dies and stamps to make these magnificant cards so Im ashamed to say I only own 3 of your dies. The D-lite small tree, a set of ornate ovals and a set of 3 border dies, so consequently my ideas are limited. Would it be an idea to 'go back to basics' for not only new crafting Wilsonettes but also for your followers that have limited craft toys and limited 'stash' and limited funds to spend ? Hope my thoughts have not upset or angered my fellow Wilsonettes. The card you have given us today Sue is stunning and I can only dream of having half your talent. Your cards are second to non. Looking forward to watching the Creative Expressions shows today so hopefully I can add to my birthday/Christmas 'wish list'

Have a lovely Monday everyone.
Hugs to all.
Lancashire Steph. (typing this without my specs so appologies for any typo's as Im not focusing to well) !! xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Fantastic card love the stained glass window effect.
Mondays we could review older dies - because as we get new ones we forget the ones that got us started on the Spellbinder addiction.
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue. think you do more than enough for us already. However, agree that a golden oldies Monday might be great and wouldn't involve lots of extra work from you.
Today's card inspired, very clever colouring and acetate too, mmm......
could I?

'P' in Wales

englishrose897 said...

Great card Sue. Great idea about the oldies for Monday or you could have just monochrome cards on Monday..
Sally x

auscrafts said...

morning Sue lovely card I used to do this with stamps a long time ago LOL ,Maybe as others have said have a Monday using the older dies we all have ,The newer dies are gorgeous but out of reach for a lot of people cost wise, even with the great deal that are around

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love this idea, and your inspiration is amazing, so Monday could be as many others have said, using older dies or basic shapes. Bx

Rachel Taylor said...

I love the stained glass window effect . I'm happy with anything you show us any day of the week.
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue I remember you doing a demo for this card, or one very like it, I thought it was gorgeous then and I still do. Have a great day. Love Jackie

weefortune said...

Stunning Card Sue, have a great day x

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue glad to see this card close up. I remember you demoing this one and at the time thought wow. Its a real work of art. Love it. Kind regards Joanne K x

weefortune said...

Forogt to add, I agree with the most other I think Monday for Older Dies or basic nesties as I have more ofthese also than the newest dies. Thanks Elaine x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely card today and every day. You put in a lot of effort to make us happy and knowledgeable and even give us treats. How about RETRO MONDAY using past dies and ideas. Everyone seems to like this idea of using older dies x

Nanny Jo said...

Love this card, Sue...I remember the demo. So worth the effort! Jo x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, love the glitter stained glass. I too think a 'golden oldie' Monday is a great idea as I have dies that haven't seen the light of day for ages. I bought your basket weave ones when I first started and have only used them a couple of times.
Beverley W

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue,, such a stunning card and love the stained window effect. I think you do more than enough for all us crafters and so generous with it too. We could have it as Sue Wilson's rest day or catch up day. Remembering all the Veteran's on this 11th November.

Love June

Jane M said...

Lovely card. I am lucky enough to have a few sets of the newer spellbinders but would also love to see some of the older ones resurrected.
Thanks for all your inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful stained glass effect! Love it.
Retro Monday would be good.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Veronique L

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, love the stained glass effect. Gorgeous for Christmas too.
reflective Monday using older dies is a great idea. How about you give us a list of maybe 8 older dies, we vote for our favourites one week and the following week you have to make a card with the top 3? Oooh testing the Queen of Spellbinders!!!!! How dare she I hear the other Wilsonettes cry :)
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, As it is Remembrance Day today, where we remember all the 'fallen'. Maybe we could have a 'Remember' Monday, where we get different ideas for older dies, we do tend to forget about the very early dies we bought !!
Your card today is, as always, stunning, I loved watching you demo this one.
Hopefully the card winners will contact you, if not, I could give them a really lovely home ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

FAB card with a lot of different techniques to keep us busy. You are always busy thinking up new designs and NOW thinking what to show us to make Mondays special.
You are so caring and generous yours is the best blog ever. THANK YOU SUE!!. Mabex

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the stained glass effect, I have a limited amount of dies and they are older ones and basic shapes, so I try and adapt what I have to your designs.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Great card, love this technique, you did show something similar to this earlier in the year but hey what does it matter, its a beautiful technique.

Not sure what you can do Mondays but its good that you have an odd day that you don't have to worry about anything extra. Will be happy with whatever you decide Sue.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Sonia Jones said...

I love today's card it's stunning and so suitable for a guy! Without the bow of course!
I like the idea about demos showing using older dies as most of us have some dies we tend not to use much.
Or how about a draw maybe once a month using only Mondays posts where someone can win a set of dies of their choice! Hugs Sonia x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue, a beautiful card today, and I think it could be adapted to a man version easily also. I agree with others that you are so generous with you time and ideas etc. you should not feel obliged to do any more really, but agree also that a retro monday would be good, or a stamping monday perhaps. Thanks Edwina

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning Card! Loved the demo of this one.I agree about having Remember Mondays.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I remember this card, it is just beautiful. I love the stained glass effect. I agree with other comments that it would be good to revisit older dies, and perhaps put a new twist on them. We sometimes forget the older ones when we have so many lovely new ones. Have a brilliant week Sue, and everyone.

Love Rosemarie xx

TDQ Karen said...

I loved this when I saw you demo this and it is still wonderful. I agree with all the other posters, to see you use older dies would be great, in fact I guess they would seem new as sometimes we almost forget what we have and it surprises us how great the oldies were/are.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Such a beautiful card, love this stained glass effect and this die is perfect for it.
Donna Jones

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love the card Sue. How about mix media Mondays.

karenlotty said...

Love the card Great technique with the acetate especially the soft colours which are not usually associated with stained glass Very calming on this special date Like Steph I have very limited resources to spend on craft especially as I only make cards for family & friends that ask me to make for them So I welcome cards with the older dies especially from the DieLite range or as someone else has mentioned - monochrome

Annie said...

Love the stained glass window effect, lovely card! Older dies on Mondays would be wonderful but you do so much for us, Sue, anything is great! Thank you again for your wonderful inspiration xx

Anonymous said...

Super card

sharon said...

Good morning Sue
This card is stunning - I love the stained glass effect and only for your detailed description I would never have known how it was created. The colour choice is sublime and the bracket borders beautiful. It is of course finished off by the most pretty of flowers...perfect...perfect...
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood X

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, and I agree that the colours would suit a male card as well. It seems that everyone is agreed on revisiting older dies, which would revitalise our stash. But the first thing that came into my head was techniques in detail. Ie such as shaving foam technique and all those things that are unknown by lots of people.
Have a great day Sue. X

Anonymous said...

Love this technique Sue. It looks stunning. It would be nice to see some older dies used as there are so many new ones out now which I'd love to have but can't afford them all unfortunately! It would be great to see how you would update them. Whatever you decide it will be most very welcome. Best wishes

hazel young said...

Morning Sue stunning card. For Mondays I echo what some others have said and to revisit old dies, maybe give a run down on what the die set looks like and a few project ideas for each set xx hazel

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love this card, and I remember the demo. It is very kind of you to want to do something extra on a Monday. Thank you. I thought about "Make up Monday" (really struggling to come up with a name, lol) when you show us how one die/die set can be used for more than just the obvious. For example, the bird cage becoming a space rocket. Then I read the other comments and I love the idea of looking at revisiting older dies too! You will do us proud with whatever you decide Sue. Take care.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Not sure about the black but i love the card and what you have done to it.
Sue, you do so much for us and on behalf of us that i don't want to take advantage of the kindness you already show and anyway, a burnt out Sue is no good. You could go back and show us what you can do with a few of the basic and earlier dies,as not everyone has the funds to get all the latest.
Thank you Sue,
Love and crafty hugs

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

This is such a great card and I just love that stained glass window technique, although I have yet to give it a go. As for ideas for a Monday slot I guess I'd be happy with whatever you came up with. Thanks for sharing this with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
You really do spoil us with all of your inspiration I often reflect on some of my older dies and wonder how else I could keep using them with the newer ones.
Todays card is as always so beautiful.
What are the winners thinking of not replying but perhaps they are in shock! Come on girls there are plenty of us who would give them a good home, ha ha.
Margaret corgi owner

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,

Great card and ideas.

Mondays...... Think Amanda (bacon bits) got it right.

Revision on using up to date methods using past and forgotten dies. X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Love this stunning card, I have made it in two different ways as
I had not got the same corners or scholls - it makes a lovely card.
What about us send a picture of
our cards to you and you choose
Carol x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this stained glass effect - I don't mind what you theme Mondays as - I will be here regardless.
Clare W

Mrs B said...

Hi again. I keep forgetting to add to Pam (first commemter) so sorry to hear about your broken ankle. Hope it gets better very quickly. Take care.

Victoria said...

I love the design today, everything is so balanced and just right somehow. The colours are quite muted, but as always, could be changed. I'm trying to think of an idea for Monday, but ideas are always slow to materialize on Monday mornings!!

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, today's card is another Sue special love the stained glass effect . I agree with the other wilsonettes revisiting older dies would be good. Your just too generous with your time you're spoiling us .
Jean D

snowqueen62 said...

Morning Sue love this card too. Love the stained glass effect. Like many others I think Mondays should be 'older dies' day as we all have dies that are ancient and no longer see the light of day.
Hugs Sue x

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, I think using some of the older dies is a really good idea

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Without my glasses this morning I thought it was a Dartboard lol!
I have the Becca Die and its lovely.
As I have seen mentioned by other Wilsonettes, you do enough already Sue!
But if I must suggest, it would be as also suggested ...back to the original Dies as most of us find it difficult to keep up financially.
Thank you for the blog anyway!

Marion said...

Hi Sue i liked this when i saw you do the would look lovely in christmas colours .i agree with the others you do enough for us ,but the old die's would be good.
Marion H

sonja_w said...

Stunning card, love everything about it. X

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
What a Fabulous Card this morning, the glass stained look you have created with the Glitters looks Awesome, I love the Lacy Tier Dies from Becca and you always turn them into the most Beautiful Cards. I love the Colours chosen this morning the White, Black, and the fabulous Soft Gold, I love how you have Embossed your background and the Glitters for the Stained Glass are just brilliant, I saw Julia demo the Glitters at "Ally Pally" earlier this year and they are the best glitters I've seen, I really love the the Black Border you chose they are fabulous and look so effective and the beautiful Flower and Bow, I like many love your work daily, everyday when I visit your Blog, so what ever you decide for Monday's will please me.
Love from Sam x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, I do remember it on the show.
I thing whatever you do for us will be appreciated, but the idea most popular is the older dies revisited.
Also quite like the idea of a one colour day.

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Luckily I have recently ordered the Lacey tier dies and scalloped borders and am eagerly awaiting delivery. As soon as I get them I will try making this beautiful project for my brother's birthday (minus the bow!). I like the idea of retro Monday. I was also wondering about a short flower tutorial - yours are always beautiful and there are so many flower dies out there. Another theme to consider maybe is "Male Mondays". I really struggle to make these cards when the dies are so ornate and you can't fill in blank spaces with a bow. Whatever you choose though will be fantastic , we are just lucky that you love sharing your talent and creativity. x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, wonderful card and effect. I hope you have a good week. Like the idea by craftysusan for MaleMondays. Emma

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - I loved this card when you showed it on C&C. You already do so much for us crafters and avid followers but I think reading other posts retro Monday is winning. Have to go and watch Dee on C&C now. Thank you Helen xx

Debs A said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card i love it you are such a clever lady. I agree with the others about bringing back some of the older dies weve all got in our stash. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Stunning card, love everything about it. Have used the polished glitter, it is amazing to work with, the results are perfection.
We all appreciate what you do and give to us through your blog, thank you whatever you do would be great, but agree with other comments revisiting the older dies would be nice.
Take care.
Hugs June xxx

Lacelady said...

Ooh, gorgeous - love the stained glass look!

hollyberry said...

Love todays card and especially the stained glass window effect.I agree with many comments that you do so much already for us but if you wanted to do something different I agree with the idea of going back to basics,older dies and the idea of having a limited stash to work from as I certainly can't afford to keep up with buying all the dies that come out,however lovely they might be!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Oh what an absolutely GORGEOUS card - I have the dies so no excuse and it'll be winging its way to some special people this Christmas(in Xmas cols).
It is absolutely fabulous and one of my favourites.
I also think a "retro" or "golden oldies" Monday would be brilliant and best of all, not involve any significantly extra workload on you. You're spoiling us as it is.

Have a great week
Hugs, Rose

Ann said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card love the stained glass window effect beautiful.

As other's have said Sue you do so much for us and its really appreciated but revisiting older dies sounds a great idea to me.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card I love the layout, and yes it seems a good idea to use the older dies and stamps on Mondays love Jean Z xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
What an amazing lady you are, apart from being so talented you're also very kind and if you don't do enough for us by giving us so much inspiration, giveaways, and videos etc you thinking about doing more. Your's is my favourite blog and just seeing what you create is a bonus to me, such as this mornings card, it's stunning, love the colour combo and the stained glass effect is fabulous.
Thank you so much for all you do for us.

Love Sheila xx

Mac Mable said...

What a gorgeous card, love everything about it. You are so talented and like many others would be happy whatever you do on a Monday but really do like the idea of 'older dies' maybe with a new twist. Thanks for sharing x

Sheila Lampard said...

Good morning Sue
Love the stained glass effect and glitters. Also the Lacey tier die-think another purchase is coming on!
Love the idea of Golden Oldie Monday! Just to get the use of the old dies as well as the newer purchases.
Thank you for all your inspiration- Sheila x

Cameeli said...

Hi Sue and all the Wilsonettes!!
Perhaps you can call it "Monday Memories" or "Monday Magic" and have any theme incorporating old and new techniques, so long as its bright and cheerful!! That would be most welcome especially now that winter is well and truly on its way.
Whatever you decide I know it will be a joy for all of us.
Have a great day
Cameeli xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Super card. Love the colours you have used.
As others have said, you do enough so Mondays could just be your chill day but I do like the idea of using old dies.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. I loved this card when you demonstrated it on C&C. After a closer look it's even better.Well done. Caz x

Floss said...

Hi Sue I cannot believe you are trying to come up with more to give us. You do so much already but if you must do something else, it would be nice to have another look at using the old Nesties. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue love the stained glass effect- I remember to demo. I also think it might be nice to look again at the older dies on Mondays.
Denise Hancock

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another georgeous card, what a good idea to have an oldie Monday, I know that lots of people have dies from years ago that get forgotten. Have a lovely day, take care, Jess xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Todays card is absolutely gorgeous !! I used to do this technique with medalion stamps and glitters when I first started crafting. I love all your matting layers. I always think lots of layers really finish a card perfectly. Lovely dies and bow, but your flower is just beautiful Sue. I love the bracket border die to.
I think you do far to much for us wilsonettes as it is. I always really appreciate all your hard work that you put into this blog. If you are going to do something then I definately agree with many of the other wilsonettes that a golden oldie Monday where you make cards using the older dies is a fantastic idea. I don't have that much money and I am constantly struggling to keep up with all the latest dies and stuff coming out. I do also like the idea of "male Monday" where you show cards for men is also a good idea but I think a golden oldie Monday is a winner for me. Thankyou for every thing you do Love Tres x x x

Lis Kervill said...

Good Morning, Sue,
I am always happy with every generous gift you give us each morning, not least do I appreicate the time involved in your generosity.
Recently I have gone back to recordings of your C&C shows to regain inspiration from your early Spellbinder productions, which 'hooked' me in the first place.In particular do I love the Damask and Persian dies, and would really love to see you use these again with perhaps the numerous new materials available now.
My favourite will always be White/White or Black/White, but at long last I have found some petite floral papers in muted colours, and cammot wait to have a go with these!
Who am I to suggest another box to tick, but you did ask!
Thank you so much for allowing us share with you your wonderful talent!
Hug, Lis xx
So a Retro Monday is a great idea.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I just love this card ,so cute .
I must say i agree with Anonymous ,as an OAP who crafts just for friends, family and the pleasure of filling my day i too dont have many Dies .
So i will just have to keep adding on to my ever increasing wish list .

I wish we had Die Librarys where we could borrow and return , oh well a gal can dream eh ? .

Have a nice day Sue
Elaine H X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love your stained glass idea
Happy with whatever you do as I get so much inspiration from your blog
Thank you and best wishes

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, Wow, I love this card, it looks truly beautiful and would love to attempt it. Once unpacked (house move) and a free day, I will be having a go.
X Ros

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card.

I agree with some of the other Wilsonettes, it would be good to go back a couple of years (dies and stamps wise), when i started card making about 5 years ago i had some money to spend, but now sadly i am on a limited budget, so great a backward glance , and as someone said a bit of a rest for your brain.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

I remember this demo Sue and so pleased you have put it on your blog, as I inadvertently deleted my recording. It is such a gorgeous card, with loads of inspiration. Thanks again Sue.
ValC xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue. Happy Crafting X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and the stained glass effect. The polished glitter is fabulous to work with. Don't mind what you do on a Monday - I'm just happy you do it! However, I do quite like the idea of retro dies as others have suggested.

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utilitygirl said...

Really lovely card Sue - very elegant

Jackie Meechan said...

Hi Sue love this card and I remember seeing it on the show. Beautiful. I think Mondays should be for looking back at some older dies although I know we can look back on your older blogs but may some new ideas would be good along with some new dies, a mixture. For me any of your inspiration will be great.

Big Hugs

beachie said...

Hi Sue
This card is gorgeous and I love everything about it
Audrey x

nannapat said...

I saw this demo Sue, an absolutely stunning card and very clever technique. Like so many others I think a look at the older dies would be a good idea OR something completely different for you - cards for kids. I'm sure many of your followers have children or grandchildren & I'd love to see what ideas you have for them Your cards are always so elegant but this would be waaay out of your comfort zone!! Pat x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the stained glass window look. How about Stamping Mondays - featuring cards using stamps rather than dies?

Clare x

Maryann Laursen said...

Another stunning card here too Sue. It is so beautiful and well made as always hun.
What about making a day where your readers can make a wish for something special, you can show us??? Then maybe people could write you and ask you to show something, they particularly would like to have a closer look at, like when I asked you if you would show close up, how you did the very thin bow veawed into the big bow??? I´m sure, there´s a lot more than me, who sometimes have a special detail, they would like to have explained better or have a closer look at????

kimberley said...

This is so,so lovely -I really must give this a try.Sue you are so generous with your time and giveaways already that another freebie from you really isn't necessary but I'm sure we would all be happy with whatever you decide to do,take care,x.

TOB said...

Simply gorgeous. Love the stained glass look. hugs x

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card again today Sue. I was thinking the same as many on here about the Mondays. I think it would be nice to see some of the older dies being used.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. After I saw you demo this card I had to go and buy some of the polished glitters.

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card, and as for something for Mondays, I agree with Pam you give us so much everyday that I am happy with just what you do xxx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely card, I always forget about glittering that way - it's stunning.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, I loved this effect when you demoed it before and it still looks as lovely. My immediate reaction when reading your letter today was Monday Memories and it seems as though everyone else is thinking the same!! so looks like a plan taking shape?? love from Jackie D

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love todays card. Love everything that you do so anything you decide is great by me.

Love Val x

sue simonson said...

The stained glass effect looks so difficult to do but you make it seem so easy, thank you for all the ideas and techniques that you share with us, your card looks amazing, I know that mine will be nowhere near how spectacular your cards do but it gives me the inspiration to try new things, thank you.

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Another fabulous card today. What about Mondays - blast from the past! Reading previous comments that seems to be favourite.xx

Helen Barker said...

Absolutely stunning.Love the colours the stained glass effect.Everything.
Helen Bx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card, I could not resist the dies when you were on the TV. I will think about Mondays but to be honest you do so much anyway for us! I am just happy with your blog for so much inspiration, you are so generous as it is. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

sandy Filer said...

Lovely card thanks for the.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I'm late posting today, I love today's card it is so pretty.
You do so much for us already but it would be nice if you could do some cards from the 'older dies' I have so many and they are not getting used because there are so many new ones coming out.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sandybee said...

A gorgeous gorgeous card today Sue. I quite like the idea of a "Male Monday" or even as someone else suggested, something for the younger members of our families, but all in all I'm perfectly happy with what you do for us already

Xx Sandra

craftycarol said...

Afternoon Sue,
I love this card it so elegant...I always think black and gold go together so well.
carol x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely card again. The stained glass is a great idea that I must try. I agree with the suggestions about using older dies. I do have some languishing in a folder crying out to be used more often. Thanks. Debra x

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Wow, really stunning. I think you do such a lot for us, but if you do choose to use Monday's I am in agreement with re-visiting the older dies. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, love the stained glass effect of today's card. I suggest Monday Mo-Jo and I too would appreciate you incorporating dies that we've had for years. I bought The Wizard' ( Spellbinders previous die-cutting machine) and my first dies many years ago.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, I was lucky enough to purchase this die at Ally Pally - it is just gorgeous. you have really displayed it in all its glory, a truly beautiful card. I love it!!!
Sue you are so generous with your cards, videos, freebies we cannot expect any more from you. anything you choose to do will always be a winner, thank you.
Take care Love Brenda xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

I loved this card when I saw you demo it on C & C. I think a card using older dies is a fantastic idea. we tend to forget about older dies we have in our stashes. New ideas on how we can use them would be very useful Sue.

Jeannie said...

I just love the glitter colours. It makes the design pop out. Thanks for your generosity.
Jeannie E.

Heather Rogers said...

I loved this card when you demoed it and just a creation from you is gift enough. As others have said the early dies would be nice to see used if you feel you need to do something everyday but don't wear yourself out? Like one of the Wilsonettes has said not everyone has hundreds of dies or a loads of xcrafting equiupment

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love the card.I think retro Mondays is a great idea.

Jane said...

Just delightful .

Jane xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue this is another really stunning card so glade you found it
the colours are gorgeous
and the stained glass effect is
Brilliant sorry i missed this demo as my recording failed.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the idea of something for Mondays. But as you give enough of your time, ideas and craft goodies I think you should take time for yourself. We don't want you to burn out. Ha ha.
Alison B. x

nzillingworth said...


Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I loved this when you demoed it on air and still love it, couldn't remember how to do it so now I can have a go as I brought this set of dies (well hubby did really lol). I think its a great idea to revisit some of the older dies as we tend to neglect them when new ones come out and also great for people who can't afford to keep buying new ones (which includes me now that I have retired), even if it is just basic shapes, it would help any new Wilsonettes and some of us oldies whose brain is not quite as good as it used to be lol. Hope this helps.
Love Jan x x

Sian m said...

Hi Sue, I loved this card when I saw it on the tv and have been hoping you would put it on your blog as I missed your demo. Thank you!!

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, love this card, the stained glass effect is fab. I think it would look good in many colour combinations and suit a multitude of occasions.

Craftihappinesss to you all, love from Pearl

Susan White said...

I find the black a bit too dominant on this card, for me, but do love that stained glass technique.

Thanks, Susan

Eemeli said...

Great design. Love the shimmer and the big beautiful rose.


SusanP, Kent said...

Lovely stained glass window effect. Black with gold is so stylish and I missed this demo. Sorry I can't add any ideas for Mondays. Sometimes I can't keep up with the inspiration you already provide. For the first time since you 'premiered' the videos I'm playing catch-up!

PamK said...

Hi Sue, Love your card today. In fact, I love all your cards. I visit your blog page every day, at least once! Get lots of inspiration from your lovely cards. Thanks so much, Pam

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. Like the suggestion of Mondays being a day to remember our old dies.

Barbara said...

I have this card sitting on my desk as I was lucky enough to get picked from the cup when you demoed it on C&C. It is even better in real life and I am going to get it framed!!!!

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. Smashing card as always. I also watched u demo this one and the results are lovely. I have to agree with steph of Lancashire tho. I don't have loads of dies either I have maybe about 12 sets but I think goin back to basics would be a great idea

Love. Tracy from killie in Scotland x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card as usual.
I would agree with the majority of people and have a "Retro Monday" using older dies that many of us have - only if you have time in your buzy schedule.
God bless

Shazza said...

gorgeous- what about a oldie but goodie theme on a Monday x

magpie said...

Hi Sue, this card is stunning! Love how you've done the glitter and the effect it has made. Like you say, a stained glass window. I've had a look at the other "family" comments on the subject on what to do for Monday and I agree in one way about the older dies. It would be good to those of us who have just the few of the Spellbinder dies. But then you wouldn't have any chill out time for yourself Sue and you do soooo much. You take care too xx Love Karen xx

Susan Liddle said...

Hi Sue this card looks great and sounds easy will give it ago fingers crossed Thanks x

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. I loved this card when I saw it live at Ally Pally. The texture is fantastic and that glitter is just to smooth. Really shows that we need touchy television. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, I agree with most above about the "older" dies.
There are so many companies now trying to get on the Spellbinder die cutting wagon that it is just impossible to keep up.
I am sure you will find something to fill the Monday slot.
ElizabethS x

Anonymous said...

You already give so much to all of us. I agree with the other crafters to re-visit 'older' dies. We could have a 'Memory lane Monday' where we re-visit and see what our original dies can beused for so that they are not forgotten.
Thanks for your continued inspiration.
Caroline MacH

SerenePolly said...

Hello Sue

I am so pleased you have posted this one. I loved it when I saw you demo it on TV but came to the programme late and was unable to record it. I bought those dies so am raring to try this one.

I agree that Monday could be a revision Monday or a reworking with some of the older dies. We get so captivated by the new ones that we tend to forget how lovely the earlier dies are.

Take care Sue.


Laura O said...

love the bracket border and the rose on this card ,Very elegant .Laura O

Janice K said...

Love the glittering technique on this card, the colours look great together and there is lots of great detail in the design. I can't think of anything else you could give us on a Monday as I'm more than happy with all the current inspiration/ generosity. x

Marianne's Craftroom said...


Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

I am so late today, but hey ho, better late than never. Love this card and when I went to the NEC last Saturday I bought this Becca Feeken die so that proves that I love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxx

Meredith said...

Great card!

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

I am so late today, but hey ho, better late than never. Love this card and when I went to the NEC last Saturday I bought this Becca Feeken die so that proves that I love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card Sue. Love the design and colours.
What about demo's with older Dies for Monday's. I have so many Dies that with some of the older ones i have forgot what to do with them and they just sit in my Craft room. But on saying that anything you do would be appreciated.
Take care
Hazel G x

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Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card Sue, you are amazing xx

Carol S. said...

I loved this card when I saw you do the demo. A stunner! Hugs, Carol S.xx

cmu said...

Love the glitter. Sumptuous!

mags said...

A beautiful card Sue. Love the glittered centrepiece.

Diane Mortimer said...

Hello Sue and all the crafty followers!

I love love love this card,I watched you do this technique on a create and craft show and loved it. This is one of my favorite cards - I have added the pictures to my inspiration folder on my computer desktop (named Sue Wilson Cards) This is a wonderful creation.

Lots of huggles

Disne from Glasgow xx