Monday, 26 May 2014


 Hello crafters!  This one is by request from Janet today.  I started with the Cascading Fern Background by Justrite and inked it with Flake and Glitter Glue, stamping it onto white cardstock.  I inked it a second time with the Flake and Glitter Glue to extend the background.  Once stamped, I cleaned the stamp well with a Grime Boss wipe then gilded the stamped image with Calypso gilding flakes.  Using a rubit scrubit pad, I refined the image, removing the excess flake to bring the detail out on the stamped image.  I covered the entire background with a sticky self adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and covered the entire piece with Glacier Ice (similar to Iced Snow, but with a cylindrical shape rather than round), giving me a completed "Fire and Ice technique" for my background.  I created a frame using the Grand Decorative Labels One.  I used the largest die, skipped a size and then used the next size down to cut the first frame.  While in the die, I embossed it with the Illusion embossing folder (using the open folder technique so as not to damage the folder).  I cut another frame using the second and third largest dies and mounted it atop the larger frame.  I added mounting foam to the finished frame and placed it over my background and trimmed away any of the background that showed from beneath the frame.  I stamped my sentiment and embossed it with Ancient Copper embossing powder and cut it into a forked strip.  I made three white rolled felt flowers of varying sizes by cutting spirals into circles of the felt then rolling them.  I seated the flowers on some white tulle with pearl strings.  I made two fancy stick pins and added them as well.  I finished the card by adding a double white mat and pearls in each of the corners.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,
Well it’s the start of another week and its a bit cooler out there so i think i will spend time in here checking out your blog & videos to pass the morning! I love today’s card as always, stunning fiery look love it, you give us endless inspiration, have a lovely crafty day too, Hugs, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Pam said...

Good Bank Holiday Sunny Monday morning Sue and folks, what a glorious morning it is today and such a beautiful card to go with it, lovely choice Janet
Jack and Ryan are 10 now, not identical, in fact Ryan is a head taller than Jack.
Hope everyone enjoyed their family times, Jean, I know how you feel when your grandchildren are so far away. Steph, are you okay hun, hope you havent overdone things. Hugs to all who need them.

TDQ Karen said...

What a stunning card, love the fire and ice and great to see the Grand nestles, love this look xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card today!! I really like the cascading fern,with the gilding flakes, its just 1st class.
Hugs for those who need, and despite the rain have a lovely day everyone
Cameeli xx

Jan.moogie said...

What a stunner and dont you just love that fire and ice technique. Thanks for sharing Sue, hope all is well with you and your family. Hugs xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card I also really like the cascading fern with the gliding flakes must try this technique out first time I used my gilding flakes it was not good so I will try again this week because you make it look easy thank you Tracy w x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue and the wilsonettes I hope you all are well this bank holiday.
Sue youve dont it again another stunning card I love it but I do live this technique it makes this backgroung pop.
I keep saying im going to have ago at this but never get around to it. But today im going for it. It can only go wrong. I do like the design of this card sue. Take care Sue Xxx

Debs A xxx

AnneRD said...

Very opulent background to this one Sue. Love the felt flowers and bow which are the perfect compliment. Anne x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this card is so bright and cheery, just what we need today more rain forcast. Take care all and have a happy Monday. Kitty

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card I'm so glad that Janet requested it. I love your fire and ice tecnique it always looks amazing. The pins are beautiful as always, are you sure you don't want me to come and sort your bead box out? Lol
Hugs x
Heather T

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue, simply but very effective.
Regards Zena

Patricia Youdell said...

Oh WOW Sue
this really sparkles - you are very clever
Have a great bank holiday
Pat x

Ivonka said...

Hello Sue - I love this one! But then I love so many of them.....! You give me lots of great ideas and inspiration - thanks so much! Yx

Heather Rogers said...

Fabulous card Sue. The colour of the gilding flakes is stunning and works so well with the stamp you have used.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Eemeli said...

Very nice card. Love the simple look that keeps the focus on the gorgeous
background (and it is gorgeous!!). Stunning look.


CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Beautiful card, I bet it "feels" great too with all the different textures - embossing, fire and ice and felt.
Have a lovely Bank Holiday.
Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Wow what a beautiful card. It would make a stunning wedding or anniversary card. Loving the grand nesties frames with the fire and ice technique. Simply stunning. Have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Again another "stunner" love, love, love it.
A card that could be used for any occasion.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Lovely card and love the calypso flakes.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning card!That fern background is awesome!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I love the way you have made the frames and then matted them up. Very effective. I love your fire and ice technique. It looks so opulent but is quite easy to do. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all.

sonja_w said...

Beautiful card to start the week. I love the felt flowers x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Happy Bank Holiday Monday to everyone! Beautiful card, love the background stamp and your fire and ice technique, loved this when you did it on black but love it on the white card too! Love Jean xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Love this card. I keep saying this every day but its true. I love the fire and ice technique and this shows it so well. Another stunner. Thanks Sue for all you share with us. Have a lovely day. Hugs Heather.x

Diane said...

A lovely card Sue and a great technique . The background stamp is so effective. The stick pins are beautiful too. Have a great day with your mum. Love Diane G xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Well, Sue, fire and ice again and wow love that background - the Calypso flakes so cheery. Nice to see some Spellbinders! Love the embellishments - particularly the stick pins!
Julie Laz - keep us posted on the poodle front - hope you're feeling better now.

'P' in Wales

Lilian said...

Very beautiful card, love the frames. Lilian

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
I have to say this is not one my favourites. Love the fire and ice look and the matting of the frames, but it just not sing to me, sorry Sue.

karenlotty said...

The fire/ice technique looks spectacular in real life I do it with a mask (following your instructions) Must try again with the glue Julia explained I may have not used enough glue Hubby at work - so playing today!

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning Card! I love the fire and ice technique and the grand dies used ( I did buy 3 new colours of gilding flakes yesterday but I couldn't find the grand dies like this set) I also love the felt flowers in any of the styles you make as there's just something special about them! I also like the pins but never use them as I worry about people's fingers being pricked by them( silly probably) .
Norah the one stand I didn't go to was the clay one as I didn't want to be tempted into any more mediums to play with, as it have yet to use my melt pot etc. that I bought last October, isn't that just typical ! also I didn't get there till later than I meant to ,it was 11:30ish when I got in, never mind we'll make better arrangements for next time.
On our way back to Gairloch this morning, looks like it'll be a nice run home, but we had a lovely time with our grandchildren, Archie will be eight on the 2nd June and Marsaili is 5 and a half.
Hugs to all xo

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love the double frame on this card, I can see some grand dies going on my wish list.
Gail C x

Micky French said...

Gorgeous Sue, I love the background stamp
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Lovely card, very pretty and clever techniques.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What an absolutely gorgeous way to start the week.
Today's gift just shouts luxury and
makes such a bold statement. Thank you Janet (not me)for your request.
My gilding flakes arrived on Saturday so there's no stopping me now. Everything will just have to be gilded and sprinkled with glitter.
Have a good Bank Holiday Monday everyone and to all who are on the roads or other forms of travel please take care. See you all tomorrow.
Janet d

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card loving the background so sparkly and bright I really love those Grand labels one dies use them a lot and your flowers and pins are gorgeous.

Have a lovely B/Holiday Monday everyone.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the fire and ice technique and I am loving the pearl strings - but I am a pearlaholic! Overcast but dry here at mo - Happy BH Monday all
Clare W

Annie said...

GM Sue and all! What beautiful colours, love the cascading fern stamp, it's still on my long wish list lol. I am having some dental stuff done (just normal repairs) and oh my goodness, the cost!! By the time the dentist is finished with my teeth I could have flattened my wish list and had plenty more to spend!! Grrr!
Anyway, such is life. Back to your card, Sue, it's lovely, love those dies too and the rolled flowers.
Have a lovely day everyone, good crafty day if you have rain like I do. Hugs Annie

Alison Couchman said...

Hi Sue, I like everything about this card except the colours of the gilding flakes. Not sure why - a bit gaudy for my taste I think. A slightly more subtle colour of flakes and it would be just perfect.
Enjoy the extra day off for those of you who are getting it.

Marion said...

Sue this card is stunning love the gilded fern ,still not had much luck with the flakes but will keep trying .
Marion H

Joan D said...

What a stunning card. I really must try the fire and ice technique as the result is so different from anything else. I have been looking for blank stick pins and bought some from Joanna sheen,but they are enormous,so have to cut them down .x

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, thank you so much for putting this beautiful card on your blog for me, it is so lovely, well all your cards are! I bought the grand Detroit e labels one at ally pally because I hD seen you make this card on Tool Shed but after I had bought it, I couldn't remember exactly how you did it so thank you for sharing, love Janet x

ellyscard creatief said...

Very beautiful card. Love the colors an the pins too.
Gr Elly

Carole Z said...

hi Sue, I love the way you have used the cascading fern, very eye-catching, gorgeous flowers too...beautiful card, hugs Carole Z X

Janet k said...

Sorry in the above message it was supposed to say decorative labels one, predicted text sometime drives me mad. Janet k xx

Lacelady said...

Good morning Sue, brilliant card with the background becoming the feature of the card. Love those cascading ferns!

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue beautiful love the ferns I am going to the big craft show in Bolton next sat must get some flakes love to all June xxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue from a wet and miserable Surrey. I love your fire and ice technique and the embossing folder lends itself really well to it. Got all the ingredients for this one, now must find the time, as it is so wet I think I am just going to have to shelter in my craft room.

Love Rosemarie xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ...happy crafting ...x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card love the stamp and the dies . love Jean Z xx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Ooh got to get the gliding flakes out today and see if I can assemble a card similar. Haven't got the calypso flakes - my favourite is the mulled wine!!!
Stunning card today!!
Sheila x

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
Gorgeous card today, I just love that technique, so colourful and eye catching !
hoe everyone has a great bank hoiiday,
Sandra xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
WOW! Such a striking and gorgeous card today....fabulous colours and your pin matches perfectly.Love it!

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Love this card, it's a "keeper" Mabex

gwen70 said...

Wow Wow Wow, i adore todays card, such beautiful bright colours, really must try this technique

Rosie said...

Vow Sue, what an absolutely gorgeous card to wake up to this lovely sunny morning!! It is stunning that can be used for numerous occasions....

Brenda Hanlon said...

What a gorgeous card, really must try this technique. Love the Calypso gilding flakes.

Denise Hancock said...

hi Sue very pretty card. I had my first go with the gilding flakes last week, so might try this one later - I only have the grand labels 1 but I am sure it will work. Nice sunny morning near Chester so crafting will have to wait.
Denise X

Rosie said...

Thanks for requesting this,Janet. It's a great design, with everything emphasising the 'cascading' theme.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lush textures and colours

Jane said...

Just beautiful love today's card.

Jane xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, very glad Janet requested this card, love it all, the colours in the Calypso gilding flakes are amazing, and your matching stick pins are stunning. I love my grand dies, and use them a lot. Have a great bank holiday Monday everyone. Bx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is such a beautiful card and it looks even more stunning "in the flesh", I know as my name was drawn out of the cup on one of your shows on C & C a few months ago and this is the card that I received : ))I love your Fire and Ice technique, it gives such depth and texture to a card. I hope the weather is being kind to you Sue : )
Sending my daily hug to Pam, I hope you are having a lovely time with Jack and Ryan : )
Hugs for all that are suffering today.
Julie laz, please don't wait until tomorrow if your eyes are bad, don't take any chances with them, ring the out of hours doc. or visit A & E. Great news about the poodle though : )
It is another overcast day with heavy rain showers so I will be crafting again, oh dear, I won't enjoy that much will I.... : ))
Have a good day everyone.
Take care.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the card and the guilding technique
You have used. Didn't manage to blog yesterday, I was in bed all day with a severe stomach bug, and didn't make the craft show in Edimburgh either. Feeling better today but do not have a lot of energy, in fact I am quite washed out. Off to check out yesterday's blog. Take care everyone, Jess xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue n all the crafty crew,
Great start to the day a stunning card and areal sunny morning to go with it oh how happy does that make you feel,hugs sarah xx

Glennis said...

This has a most unusual effect, but I think it is stunning

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - the fire and ice technique is always stunning and I love the way you have layered the frames. A beautiful card. Sending best wishes

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. WOW, how amazing. Love everything about it.
Love Val in Spain x

barbiepinkfairy said...

A lovely card xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Isn't the fern background lovely, I especially like how you have used the gilding flakes on it, very effective. SueL x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, what a stunner! I love Grand labels one and your frame is perfect to show off the wonderful fire and ice technique. I'm inspired!!!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone. I hope you all have some sunshine today. Such a beautiful card, and 'Fire and Ice' describes it so well!! I love the Cascading Fern background! Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the background xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Morning Wilsonettes. A lovely big THANK YOU to those friendly friends that sent messages via our blog re my daughters hen party. She looked lovely and very happy (boy did I see some sights) although she did have a theme 'Mad Hatters' Im delighted she didnt pick a 'tarty' theme as the majority of Hens looked like they were out to show as much as they could ! Call me a snob if you like, or frumpy, Im neither, but our girl wore a beautiful dress and looked classie. It was very wet and cold Saturday evening, which for me was particularly hard. Yesterday her past collegues that couldnt get rooms in our hotel came and joined us for breakfast which I thought was a lovely jesture, as they couldnt join us for our Sunday Mad Hatters Tea Party at a very powsh hotel, 5* in fact, for a 1* star lookin MOTB as the rain clouds just burst and immediatly stuck my hair to my head !! I felt awful and felt such a mess, but the tea party had almost an Heston Bleumenthall touch to it, it was magical and outstanding. Id reccommend it to anyone in York at the end of each month, as I would the dungeons if you want the fun factor with an element of ' ooooo what's going to happen now' jump out of your skin moments !
I have just looked in at yesterdays card but no comment as I thought it unfair just incase I was chosen and not actually left a 'true Sunday comment' but it was stunning Sue.
Although my brain just wants to sleep and doesnt want to have to join in with life today, and my body feels like the Tin Man from Wizzard of Oz, I have managed to come up with a tital or 2 for todays magnificent gift, my 1st was - that really IS the American dream, that background is just stunning Sue. And my second I feel is the American Beauty - WOW. The most beautiful flakes shimmering beneath the ice, amazing, thank you to our own American Beauty for ALL you offer us apart from your work of art to your generosity and friendship.
Well, I'll be suprised if this message gets through as time usually runs out and our blog stops working for me ( see, I know what I mean but my brain cant put it down so you will understand) hohum.roll on bedtime, Im totally wiped out lol !

Love and friendly hugs to you ALL.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunning just love the fire and ice technique.
Off on holiday for a week.

Sonia Jones said...

This card is stunning. I absolutely love it hugs to all Sonia x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Love the flakes.

Jill Liddle said...

Very very nice.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh dear, my brain really is mashed ! Tital ??!! Title is what I should have put ! I know my spelling goes a little topsy turvy at times but my thoughts go faster than my fingers, and neither catch up, but tital - oh please lol.

And many congrats to the winners chosen yesterday. Enjoy your gift : )

Lancashire Steph xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue, love all aspects of it. Hope you and your Mom are both well and enjoying some sun.

Looking forward to seeing you in Bonnie Scotland.

lorraine - scotland

nattyboots said...

A beautiful card
Elaine H X

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Absolutely stunning - a great way to start the week.
Hope you enjoying Florida.

3362. Jan said...

Morning Sue. Simply stunning. Have a great week. Hugs. Jan. xx

weefortune said...

Hi Sue,
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend, the weather was poor in East Lothian but never mind, another beautiful card this is the backgrond on the card I won from Sue but it was on black card it is stnning when you see it. Have a great Day Hugs Elaine X

Marianna Hammer said...

This card si so to my taste. I absolutely love it !!

SHARICA said...

Very Very pretty card today :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This card is simply stunning - love the grand decorative frames and 'fire n ice technique' with the stamp. Keep em coming is what I say. Thank you so much for sharing.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the fire and ice technique.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Veronique L

nannapat said...

I love the cascading fern background and the gilding flakes really enhance it beautifully. Another stunner. Pat x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
An absolutely beautiful, elegant card. I love the fire and ice technique and those Calypso gilding flakes. The stickpins and flowers are divine. Thank you for showing us how it's done.
Hugs, Rose

Victoria said...

WOW. What a lavish looking card Sue. Love the Glacier Ice too, and these particular gilding flakes are stunning. The Grand nesties are brilliant as a frame. Wonderful card.

Alice G said...

All my favourites today in one card- yeh! Love the ferns and fire and ice technique is gorgeous.

Hugs Alice x

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Stunning, I can't think of any other words to describe today's card. The gilding flakes on white are beautiful giving the card a rich warm feeling. Thanks again for more wonderful ideas.
Vanessa x

Gail said...

Absolutely gorgeous - luv everything about it and yaayy!! I have managed to get some stick pins - all I need now are a selection of beads! xx GailT xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card. I love your fire & ice technique. I have decorative labels one, gilding flakes etc.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
Janet has extremely good taste (I think!) as the card is beautiful. I really don't know how you manage to come up with these gorgeous cards day after day. Hope you are well and enjoying yourself xx.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I love today's card, it is beautiful !! The Grand Decorative dies made into frames are just fab !! I love the look of the Justrite cascading fern background stamp with calypso gilding flakes. The Calypso flakes are on my wish list as I love the beautiful little specks of green in them !! I also have my eye on the Mulled wine flakes too !! Next payday hopefully. Your rolled felt flowers look great and your stick pins are beautiful Sue. I think another item for my wish list is the Ancient copper embossing powder. Looking at it close up it is such a lovey colour !! My problem is I keep buying Sue Wilson die sets and then I don't have any money left for any crafting essentials !! Is it just me or does anyone else do that too ?
A really wonderful card today Sue, thank you for sharing it with us.
I hope you have a lovely day today Sue with your family love Tres x x x

To Steph, It sounds like you had a great time at the Hen party !! Have a well deserved rest and relax today. Lots of love Tres x x x

To Lynne M and Tilly and Cully, I love to read your wonderful stories of your beautiful little doggies. Please don't ever stop bringing them to us. They always make me laugh and smile every day. My cat is just as loony as my two dogs !! He mostly stays upstairs while the dogs stay down stairs, but he does come down whenever he wants to and that is when he assumes the roll of "the boss" !! He is such a funny old cat and when he wants to play he runs around like a loony, just like a dog would !!
Lots of love to you Lynne love Tres x x x

To all the Wilsonettes, lots of love to everyone this bank holiday Monday, love Tres x x x

Muriel Kelly said...

Love this card. The fire and ice is amazing. The wish list continues to grow. Thank you Sue for your beautiful cards

Muriel xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Great card today. Beautiful colours. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Brooke b said...

Love the background with the gliding flakes and fire and ice crystals.

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful stylish card.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Take care. Claire

nancyd said...

Morning Sue. A fantastic card the
gilding flakes are really lush and
love these grand nesties use them a
lot. Hope everyone is having a good
Bank Holiday enjoy.
Nancyd xx

doreenj said...

Never seen those gilding flakes; love the colours!!!!

Doreen x

Terry Owen said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always. Thank you xxx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue
Hello also to all crafting friends.
I remember this card Sue and in fact bought the stamp because of this card! The stamp is beautiful and so clear.
I was really pleased to see it in detail this morning as I can't seem to get the ratio of glue/ flakes right on a big stamp. Will try again. Maybe I was too mean with the glue.
The fire and ice is truly amazing.
A really stunning card a as Steph says an American Beauty - which as yet for me is still a Dream!
Steph so pleased you enjoyed your daughter's Hen Party. I know what you mean about seeing some sights - I'm no snob either . However it is so nice to see a bride who looks lovely and is dressed appropriately! I don't do tacky either but you brought your lovely daughter up to be just the way she is - be very proud of that . Hope you not completely tired out! X
Pam pleased you having lovely time with the twins. x
Lovely sunny day here. Hope it's nice where you are !
Jess sorry you're not so well - hope you feel lots better soon.
Love to all, Myra

Joanna Dickson said...

What a way to start the week. This is so clever Sue. Really like the fire and ice effect. Lots of love to all. Just a quickie today.
Jo xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like this card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I can see the attraction of this card but I'm afraid it just doesn't 'do it' for me. I think I would prefer it maybe with plain silver flakes as it wouldn't be so striking. I love the Grand Decorative labels and use them regularly but not to such good effect as you.

Craftycatty said...

I just love the simplicity and colour in the card. Definitely one to try I think!. Was soooooooooooooooooooooo please to hear that you are coming to my local craft store in Glasgow, can't wait.

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card, not tried stamping with glue for ages as I always tend to leave the stamp on the card for too long!
Had a bad start to the day as the first two lessons were a no show, so horses were in and tacked up and I hung around for nothing, arghhh.
Steph glad the hen party went well, Lynne those dogs do make me chuckle, with their antics. Alison hope you are having a good weekend, Pam , Norah, Cameeli, tres and Tina hugs to you and all Wilsonettes on this lovely sunny (at the moment) bank holiday xx

Annie Pennington said...

Fabulous depth in this card. I love it:) xx Annie

Anonymous said...

Love the use of gilding flakes, Sue. Such a decadent look.

Maryann Laursen said...

Another gorgeous card here Sue. I love the beautiful golden colors on this one, and the beautiful stickpins, that matches it soo well too, and everything is just soooo beautiful.

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
This card is beautiful,I recorded you demonstrating this on C&C and was amazed with the sparkle,the photo dosen't do it justice.
Love Angela x

Maria Alder said...

Wonderful stunning card! Love the fire and icing technique.Thank's to bad weather some crafting being made
Have a nice day

Samantha Dalton said...

Wow love the bright splash of colour, it really works.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, stunning card, love the gilding flakes. The cascading fern background is definitely a statement piece. A card to brighten anyones day. Lol lynne m x x x

Fur babies not too bad during the day yesterday annoying hubby for a change . Well bedtime came so up we all go . Within minutes hubby is snoring happily away stretched out the length of the bed. Did I get any sleep no cuz the pesky poochies decided to lay across the bed on my side leaving me hardly any room to move. Trying to move them was like moving 10 tonne trucks and they can sleep through gales so waking them up was a no go. So there was me, head on pillow the rest of my body was at an acute angle with legs hanging off the bed. Kept thinking I'll go downstairs on the settee but couldn't move cuz the poochies had the quilt weighted down. Hubby couldn't understand why I was tired this morning!!!. From now on I'm going to bed first to make sure I get some space on the bed. x x x x

To all my friends here on the blog massive hugs and lol x x lynne , Tilly and Cully x x x

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Stunning, stunning, stunning! I love this technique and I was so pleased trying it for the first time as it came out lovely. Thank you for the instructions Sue! It was well worth the flakes clinging everywhere! Lol! Just need to have some more gilding the calypso one...and the Mulled wine sounds lovely too! The Cascading Fern background stamp is lush, along with texture and shine of the Glacier Ice. Be still my beating heart! Lol! xx
Steph, glad you had a great time at the hen party despite the weather! xx
Jess, hope you get well soon hunnie xx
Julie Laz, you take care too xx
Lyndsey, terrible that those who had booked a lesson didn't cancel and your poor horses had to stand around all tacked up just incase they came. It doesn't take much to think and pick up the phone....xx
Pam, I knew two sets of twins at school (a long long time ago!) and neither of them looked like each other. But at my workplace years later the twins there were the spitting image. It does fasinate me when I do see twins though x
Sending hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are sad and hurting and could do with a loving one today xx
Thank you Sue for your wonderful inspiration and a lovely time with your family xx take care everyone and hope you're having a lovely day xx Love Karen xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Reminds off leaping flames that tell a story in the fire. See sad childhood that had a very active mind that worked overtime in imagination. A beautiful card Sue that just brings back happy memories of long ago, thank you.
WHAT SHOP and WHEN are you coming to GLASGOW, pleaseeeeeee tell. Anne, i will look forward to that meeting with pleasure flower as it would be so nice to be able to meet some of the lovely people that i feel i know and yet haven't met. I hope you had a lovely time seeing your grandchildren after the show Anne. Annie i hope the teeth were worth taking out the 2nd mortgage on(well near enough with the dentist prices nowadays). Jess, i am sorry you are feeling under the weather. The show was good, but i'm knackered today as well from it. But maybe the next time Anne, you and me could meet up for a coffee and a chat, because that would be nice. Steph, i am so pleased that you and your "little" girl had a weekend to remember. Although you are tired today flower, i hope it is a happy tired because you had fun. It was a lovely gesture of her former workmates to come and see her.
We have got the not so nice rain across the Hillfoots and hubby is off so of course everything has to be done today as there isn't another day coming. I just wish he would realise that i am absolutely not worth a shirt button part of the way through doing what has to be done yesterday, know what i mean. I am starting to see my table again though so i must be coming close to the finishing mark (i can hope). Take care dear friends and special hugs to our more fragile of friends, you are always but a thought away. Hope that the sun is shining on you today and if not, i hope it is inside you.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Maggie said...

Hello. This is a beautiful card on a simply beautiful day. Love the cascading fern and that's definitely on my wish list. Thank you for reminding me how great this can be with just a little (lot) time and ingenuity. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card. X

Susan White said...

Very pretty card Sue - would love some of that flake glue for stamping! Always get in such a mess with guilding flakes tho!! Susan x

ang said...

Gorgeous card love the flakes angxx

jane stillman said...

A fantastic card today Sue, loving the Cascading Fern background x

sue wilson said...

i love this card sue on this wet bank holiday I think I will have to go into my craft room and make a card.

Theresa Pace said...

lush, opulent and elegant xx

Janice K said...

WOW! What a stunning card, the fern stamp and calypso flakes have been added to my wish list!! x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty, feminine card - love it. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

TOB said...

Wow, Wow, love this technique, so rich and vibrant. Hope everyone is having a good bank holiday. Hugs to all who need them. Theresa x

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Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I hope your bank holiday is sunny (mine isn't so a good excuse to craft!) The card is lovely, such a rich tone. The fern is so textural it really lends itself to the gilding flakes. I wish I had half your inspiration. Thank you
Carole N x

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Arnette said...

Beautiful card Sue! I like the background.

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card as always, love the frame and the background and the stick pins are to die for but im sorry im not a felt fan, so didn't like the flowers...Yvonne xxx

Meg said...

I love this card Sue. I am so glad I bought myself the tumbling ferns stamp.

Margaret O

sued99 said...

A very pretty card. You always make gilding flakes look so easy. I just make a mess!

rachel said...

a really stunning card today sue. gorgeous. x

Carol S. said...

This is stunning Sue. Love it!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
absolutely lovely card as always x

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue, a wet Bank Holiday Monday where I am so a nice escape to look at your gorgeous card. Hope some of you are in sunnier spots! Gx

Delilah64 said...

A fantastic card. Janet had been telling me how much she'd love to see a tutorial on here for this card and I know that's she was thrilled to see it today. Thanks for sharing yet another beautiful card.

Nic xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card as usual. love the fire and ice technique though I haven't tried it yet.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, I Love Today's Card as always your Cards are perfect!
I Truly Love The Tumbling Fern Stamp from JustRite, there Stamps are just perfect they stamp so clear and precise.
I Love Gilding Flakes and this image is perfect for them, I Love The Fabulous Spellbinder Grand Decorative Frame,
Your Awesome Felt Flowers and those Truly Stunning Decorative Pins!
Sorry it's a short one, but as always Sue thanks for sharing I just love this Card.
Sue Take Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Really sorry but this one doesn't work for me I'm afraid. Still it wouldn't do for all of us to like the same things all of the time. Steph pleased you had a good time in York and hope that you getting very wet hasn't left you with a cold. Lynne - been there! We used to have a border collie who decided to sleep across the bed and it was impossible to move her! With Scamp it's not as bad and I have been known to turn over and lift the duvet and send her flying across the room poor little thing! Been lovely day here today even though forecast was for rain. Managed to get my 4 hanging baskets potted up at last. Love to everyone Alison xxx
Ps Jess sorry to hear you haven't been well, hope you make a speedy recovery.xx

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
The Cascading Fern stamp is lovely and so detailed, I've tried it with some gilding flakes and it's gorgeous. Amazing how such fine details are picked up with the flakes. Nice to see older dies used again too, sometimes it's easy to forget the oldies when there's so much new stuff about.

Debra Denman said...

Another stunning card Sue. Love the gliding flakes such beautiful colours
Debra x

Hayley Johnson said...

I love this card Sue and by coincidence I was watching a recording of C&C yesterday when you made it. Your fire and ice technique is amazing and you make it look so easy. Another stunner!
Hugs Hayley x

Craftysusan said...

Lovely card Sue, and I love the gilding flake technique.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love the cascading fern stamp and how striking it is guilded, have the stamp and some other colour flakes but always seem to have trouble with the glue on the stamp but will give it another go. Very pretty card x

Hugs to you Sue and everyone
Jean D

Hope you feel better soon Jess x

Jacquie said...

Gorgeous Sue, love the colour of these gilding flakes.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue an crafty crew
What a stunning card!!! I'm sure I have seen u demo this one. And it's just simply beautiful. I've not touched my gilding flakes since my last disaster of sneezing whilst using them lol
Love an hugs to all
Tracy from killie xx

Tandy said...

Hi Sue yet another lovely card. I am yet to try gilding flakes as I think I will get into a mess. Really busy today sorting everything out for next weekend as we are going abroad so as not to be here a week Saturday on what would of been our sons wedding day. Our motorhome will be full but hopefully it will be easier if we are all away. I know the little ones don't understand but it will help entertaining them. Steph glad you had a good weekend. Love and hugs to everyone.

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, hope you have had a good weekend. Lovely card today. I think colour of the gilding flakes works really well this background stamp. Kind regards Joanne K x

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes stunning card Sue I am still waiting for my cascading fern stamp to arrive so will try although I don't have the spellbinders die, I love the fire & ice technique lovely flowers stick pin & bow. Thank you for sharing love the close up shots.
Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Ha ha Lynne M sounds like our bed time is the same hubby hits the pillow & he is snoring & Annie & Bambi are over my side Annie laying on my legs & Bambi takes half my pillow but wouldn't be without them. We had two see gulls in the garden & Bambi shot up the garden after them although they were twice her size I was bit frightend they would peck her.
Sending cuddle's to Tilly &Cully & hugs for you from me Annie & Bambie xx

Steph glad you had a good night on your daughters hen night hope you didn't get too cold & your taking it easy now love Lynda xx

Camille hope you had a great time with your son & daughterinlaw hugs Lynda xx

Sending Pam your daily hug xx
Love & hugs to all who need them Lynda xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Evening Sue, A stunning card, gorgeous gilding flakes and fabulous background stamp, and the glacier ice looks fabulous, as are your stick pins. I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue
What a magnificent card so rich and opulent looking, everything about it is so very beautiful.

Steph so pleased you had a wonderful time although you may be paying for it now a wonderful memory for you to reflect on and treasure. x

Tina delighted everything went so well on Saturday for you all.

Warm wishes and hugs for those who need them.

Margaret corgi owner

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love everything about it and how you've done the background.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Pearl said...

..and Congratulations to you too Sue, for such a wonderful card.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, the gilding flakes are so gorgeous. I really like the felt flowers, so pretty!

johanna from widnes said...

hi sue another glorious card but i think this tecnique is a bit out of my skills but i will have a go an make a terrible mess lol the card is really lovely love J

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Late today but this card was worth waiting for - its just stunning. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
This card is so gorgeous I love it.
Sorry I did not blog yesterday, I did stop by - but had all the family coming over for a BBQ and it was a really full day as they came for lunch as well. It is always so lovely when daughters, husbands and grandchildren get together, we had a great family day. Love yesterday's card also. Thank you your inspiration is invaluable. LOL
Take care, love Brenda xxx

terrie said...

The glided flakes gave this card an elegant look...
Well done Sue

Sandy H said...

Lovely card. The gorgeous background doesn't just sing, it dances too.

Angela Wade said...

A lovely card, using the giant 'Grand ' dies. Thanks for the inspiration, Sue.

Best Wishes to all,
Angela in S. Wales x

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Terry Owen said...

That is a very clever use of dies. I like it a lot :)

Vie Carter said...

Great card, love those grand label dies and the fern stamping


Helen Barker said...

Love that stamp with the gilding flakes.Nice to see some grand dies used.
Helen Bx