Monday, 5 May 2014

Peek A Boo Technique

 Hello my crafty friends!  A want to share a fun new technique that I have discovered.  I have christened it my "Peek A Boo Technique."  Starting with the background, I embossed a piece of coconut white card with the brand new Celtic Flower Embossing folder.  I matted it with a thin mat of periwinkle card and cut two of the California borders to add to each side.  I then matted the entire piece on a larger sheet of periwinkle card.  For the focal element, using a black archival ink pad, I stamped the Seashell Roses from the Stamps To Die For range on both a piece of white card and periwinkle card.  I used the Calabria die from the Italian collection and die cut the stamped image on the periwinkle card.  The die does not match up to anything on the stamp at all, but you will be left with some of the image left after it has been cut.  Next I lined up the white card with the stamped image behind the die cut and you get the entire image coming back into place with the peek a boo effect.  I love the way it creates an interesting focal point for your card.  I cut a slightly larger circle once the images were aligned and glued together to give me a white mat.  I mounted it with foam in the middle of my card.  I wrapped some white seam binding around the bottom of the card and added a messy bow.  I topped the bow with a white crystal sparkler and made two fancy stick pins to match.  I stamped my sentiment from the Bold Sentiment set and cut it into a tag.  I edged it with some matching ink and tucked the end under my bow embellishment.  I finished the card with a white pierced mat, then added a periwinkle layer and a final white mat.  Finished dimensions are 8" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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Vick said...

WOW What a pretty card Sue, i just love the blue and white, hugs to you have a lovely day!! Vick xxx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Pam said...

Happy Bank Holiday Monday Sue and everyone. I love todays creation, so very lovely.
Jean, hope Gary is feeling much better soon, you must be so worried for him.
Love and hugs to all. xx

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue
What a great idea and a lovely card. Blue and white always a winner for me.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Marion Bull said...

Such a pretty card today. Love the periwinkle blue. Have a crafty bank holiday everyone although we should make the most of the sunshine today! Ho hum, garden or cards? I think cards may win! lol
Marion B xx

Patricia Youdell said...

WOW what a beautiful card
How clever coming up with a new technique and I love blue and white - so crisp and clean
Pat x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this card is so pretty, I seem to remember you demonstrating this one. Have a good day all. Kitty

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, love this peek a boo technique, must give it a try sometime. The card is fab! Love the colours and shapes. I'm waiting for my set of these dies to arrive.

Congratulations to all the winners yesterday, such a lot.

Craftihappiness to all, love from Pearl.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
another lovely card to brighten up our Bank holiday. Love the peek a boo technique.
Hugs, Rose

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue WOW this card is absolutley stunning I love the colours you have used. I will have to hsve ago at this technique.I hope you are having fun with your mum give her my love. And take care sue xx

Debs A

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Wonderful card in a great colour. I love this Peek a Boo technique. You constantly extend the ways we use our dies and stamps, we are so grateful to you Sue : )
A hug for Pam and all in need.
Jean, I hope Gary gets the surgery very soon.
Lorraine, If you tell us you are off to America we will know what has happened won't we :)
Have a good Bank Holiday everyone.
Take care.

TDQ Karen said...

Love this look, really effective . Tidied up my craft room yesterday so room to play finally, yay xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love the colour combo dies and stamp thanks for sharing Tracy w x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
What an interesting technique! It's fun to try new crafty things! Your card is beautiful. Love the new embossing folder. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs to all.

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful, in my favourite colours. I must get some of the stamps that match your dies. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I didn't really know what you meant until I looked at the bigger close up pictures - this really is cool, love it. Hope everyone has a nice day.
Beverley W

Brenda Lello said...

Morning Sue,
Another new brilliant technique to extend the life of our dies and stamps - love it, Thank you for sharing this with us. Love Perriwinkle and white this, is card is definitely a winner.
Have a good day, love Brenda xxx

Rosie said...

I liked this when you demoed it on TV. Looks even better on the blog.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. What a clever idea and such a lovely card. I really like the blue and white. Getting ready to leave for work, the hospitals never close so anyone off today enjoy your bank holiday. Thanks again Sue. Hugs Heather.x

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, I saw you do this technique on C&C, the colours are lovely too.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - might have a go later - I have the Venetian Spirals stamp but not the Calabria die so will have to substitute something for that and see what happens. Still sunny here on a Bank Holiday Monday! Happy crafting all
Clare W

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful Card! Watched you demo this one and was fascinated as to how it would work, you never fail to surprise us Sue but we should be used to that by now Lol!
Grey and miserable up here today, so maybe I'll get to the craft room later as it's Pilates this morning.
Hugs to all xo

Nadine in said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue! I really like this technique and it looks so pretty in blue and white. I'm waiting for my new stamps to arrive and look forward to trying this technique myself.


Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card and a great technique. I have my dies, but no chance to use them yet. Where does time go! I am determined to get some time in my craft room today.
Have a great day everyone, it is a beautiful morning here.
Hugs Dawn Searle xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone on what I hope turns out to be a sunny Bank Holiday.
Would love to try this technique but haven't been able to get hold of the Italian stamps yet. Love the blue and white, it's so fresh.
Jean, hope that Gary soon recovers.
Sue xxx

floss said...

Hi Sue,
A very striking card today. Blue and white always look clean and crisp. Have been having a very crafty weekend. Hope everything is fine over in the U.S. OF A. Carry on enjoying the long weekend everyone (sorry if you have to work, been there, done that ). X

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, what a really beautiful card today, love the colours and the stick pins are gorgeous. Enjoy the Bank holiday x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous and what a fab new technique. Enjoy your day. Love Jackie

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue. What a great technique, definitely one to try!I love the Illusions embossing folder ~ another item on my ever growing 'want/need' list! Hugs,
Maggie x

Diane said...

A really pretty cards today Sue, the colours are lovely. It's a great technique , I must give it a go sometime . Enjoy your day. Love Diane G xxx

Anonymous said...

Saw you demo this one, Sue, and wondered how you ever thought up this technique, such a different idea and so effective. Love the California border and the periwinkle card. And the stick pins!!
Happy Birthday to Vie.

'P' in Wales

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, "WOW" Another New Technique I so wish I could Jump into your Brain to Gain some of your "Crafty Knowledge" as you come up with Great Ideas Daily Lol!
I Love The Fabulous New Illusion Embossing Folder, All your New Collections Of Embossing Folders are so Beautiful.
I also Love The Fabulous Stamp you've used to stamp The Seashell Roses it's a really pretty stamp, and stamps so clear. I Love how you've Created this Great Focal Point using Your Fabulous Dies and This Stamp Creates such a Beautiful image I just Love It.
Then you add a wonderful messy Bow Wonderful Stick Pins. Thank You Sue as always for sharing your great Tips and Techniques, and The Wonderful Photograph Shots which give us a clearer view on your Stunning Creation.
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs from Sam x
Good Morning All, I do hope you're all well on this Beautiful Morning. Take Care Hugs from Sam

AnneRD said...

HIi Sue
A really pretty card and lovely technique. I had to look at it carefully to see how you achieved the effect. Anne x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
The blue colour is the same as the sky today and the sun is out, will be cutting the grass at Mums soon.
Stunning card I love the colours.
Happy bank holiday everyone what ever you are doing.
Love and hugs to all Wilsonettes.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

PharmacyMichele said...

Another beautiful card, really looks amazing.


Anonymous said...

2am in Florida, a bright sunny 7.30 in Lancashire. Bank Holiday madness on the roads so a good reason not to spark up the car today and craft, after all, I have my new die to play with ! After 3 attempts of reading instructions and looking at the beautiful photo's I get it lol. It takes time but I get there - eventually ! And what a clever brilliant use of stamp and die, dont think I have the brain power to work this beauty out, Im so useless with written instructions lol.
My word Sue, the ideas you come up with are amazing, some so easy you make us wonder why we've not seen it in our minds, I wish I could get inside your creative mind its an amazing place. The only bit of 'creative' brain I have is looking at some new loo paper patterns and thinking "what an amazing embossing folder pattern that would make" or limited edition chocolate boxes and thinking what an amazing colour for card making, wonder if I should send a snipet to CE for Foundation card lol when it comes to seeing a card in my minds eye, then
trying to actually making it - forget it lol so thank you Sue for helping me see things I would never had thought of EVER lol.

To all our friends and their families that need comforting soothing hugs today, I have many.
Cam, hope you are starting to recover from your wonderful day.
Pam. What a star. And Tina - thinking of you all.

Love you. Have a crafty happy day.
Lancashire Steph xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another wow card! Lovely technique and I do love the periwinkle card! love Jean xxx

Joan D said...

What an unusual technique. It's absolutely beautiful. And who would have thought of doing this apart from Sue? Have a great day.xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card again
loved it when you demo'd it on C&C
and so easy when you see it being done.
Hope everyone has a good Bank Holiday sun not out here yet think
were in for a cloudy day.
Nancyd xx

nuttinanni said...

Just love this colour combo, it catches your eye every time I look at it. hugs
Cheryl xxx

Crisco said...

What a stunning card - so eye catching. I love the periwinkle blue card ... must get some!

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Another stunning card, you amaze me with the ideas you come up with. I love the colours you've used and of course the stick pin. This embossing folder is so pretty as all your embossing folders are (new and old).
'P' in Wales I'm at the same demo as you, and AnneRD might see you as I leave, I'm so looking forward to it roll on the 5th July.
Happy birthday Vie
Hugs x
Heather T

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Very pretty and clever. May have a go sometime soon. Love the colour combination too.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great technique, love the colours and embossing folder too.
Donna Jones

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card!!! With that Must Have Periwinkle card. Very clever technique and I had to read the instructions a few times and look closely at the photos, but I think I've got it now! Beautiful blue stick pins too with the lovely messy bow!
Another new folder to put on the list too!!
Enjoy your day whatever you do... nice sunny morning here in Kent.
Better get the washing going....
Sheila x

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Another card with my favourite colour, blue.Love all your new embossing folders.
Love Angela x

karenlotty said...

Pretty card and remember seeing it on C&C I thought at time I could replicate it with my cd crafting and medallion dies Home alone today (hubby working) so will be "playing" Yippee!

KP said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card. I love the periwinkle and coconut white card together.
Love KP xxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely concept, gorgeous colours, a beautiful card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue and all on this Bank Holiday and at the moment it is sunny here in Bristol. I love the colours on this card the periwinkle in particular.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend and for those in need I send a big hug. Love Helen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very effective card and I do like the blue and white together. You just amaze me with your ideas. Have a lovely day. Best wishes

Janice K said...

Another stunning card, love the idea of the 'Peek a Boo' technique, off to have a go myself. Many thanks for all the great ideas and inspiration.x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the blue and white always a winning combination. I remember seeing this one on TV and thought it was amazing.
Have a great day.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Love the periwinkle card . Saw you demonstrate this on C&C and really liked it then but glad you have given us the instructions as the close ups as I wasn't really sure how you'd done it.
Jean, I hope Gary gets his surgery soon and that he makes a speedy recovery. Steph, Norak hope you are both ok. Cameeli hope you are taking time to chill out after the big day. To everyone else I hope you have a lovely Bank Holiday and sending hugs to all who need them. Love Alisonxxx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Love today's card! Brilliant idea with the peek a boo technique.
Gail Cx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, Blue and white always very striking. Fab idea with the stamping. Bx

gwen70 said...

Love todays card Sue, and the embossing folder is gorgeous

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is stunning even with the big bow.i love the colour and the peek a boo element.
Marion H

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful blue card Sue, love the stamping technique -the stamp iis lovely.
Have a great day,

SerenePolly said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. What a pretty card - the cornflower blue card is such a lovely color.

Take care.



Glennis said...

I love the blue and white - a great card all round!

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card. The periwinkle is a lovely blue.
Have a great day.
Ang x

hollyberry said...

Loved this technique when you demoed it and it is good seeing it close up.Card is beautiful and love the periwinkle card.

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue ...happy crafting ...x

Lacelady said...

Wow, I love this card! Great new technique, I marvel at how you come up with them. I wish it was Wednesday so that I had a chance to win the card.

hotpotato said...

Lovely card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Love the new technique must give it ago. The periwinkle card is one of my fav colours and with the white it makes it a very clean and fresh card and once again your lovely stick pins. Have a great day.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Ivonka said...

I saw you do this on TV, Sue. I'm always amazed at your creativity and the good ideas you have. I guess I need to start thinking outside the box. Not a bank hol here in Slovakia so work for me when I'd really like to be playing with my new faux quilled leaf and flower dies! Hey ho! Yx

Ivonka said...

I saw you do this on TV, Sue. I'm always amazed at your creativity and the good ideas you have. I guess I need to start thinking outside the box. Not a bank hol here in Slovakia so work for me when I'd really like to be playing with my new faux quilled leaf and flower dies! Hey ho! Yx

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card Sue.
gr Elly

June Horrocks said...

Beautiful card sue thank you xxxx

Anonymous said...

Wow, another fab design! Love it,Sue. I'll be away from my computer for a few days but will look forward to catching up when i get back. And really thrilled that you're going to be in Wales in July - just down the road from us! Hoping to see you then. Love to all, Judy M

iReneM said...

A lovely card and a great new technique, Sue :)

I am off on my hols with DD & SIL very early tomorrow and will be closing everything down later you all in 8 days time.

Take care everyone


Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue Beautiful blue and white card. The illusion embossing folder is lovely - will have a try later
Denise X

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Im a early bird today, rain has stopped in sutherland scotland, so gardening!!
I love the colour of todays cards, such as pretty blue, and I love everything else too, such a good idea using stamps like that .
I hope you all have a wonderful bank hol monday what ever ur doing,
Ha mrs b if I say im going to america it would be a miracle lol knowing him, as I know him far to well, and he knows what I will do if he dosent organise something,my surprise from him will be a week back home in mk, bucks lol
U have to love them for being tryers lol plus if you dont love them, no one else will, lol
Have a great day all hugs lorraine x

rachel said...

I love the embossing on this one - so effective xx

Jane said...

Very nice love the colour combo.

Jane xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
What a fantastic card love the colours and absolutely everything about it yet another Wilson masterpiece!
Hope you are enjoying the warmth and lovely sun as well as the time with your Mom.
Cameeli hope you are coming down slowly from cloud nine, but holding on to your wonderful memories.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them, enjoy the holiday everyone.
Margaret corgi owner

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card today very sophisticated - love the blue and white combo.
Amanda x

Victoria said...

I remember you demoing this card, such a pretty effect and easier than it sounds! Lovely colours too. I'm not into blue normally, but the periwinkle is lovely.

Jayne S said...

Wow fantastic card today and a new technique to try too. Amazing!

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
Such a gorgeous card today!! The Periwinkle blue and white is so fresh. I remember you demonstrating this one and added it to my 'must do' list! Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a very happy Monday. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Brooke b said...

Good morning Sue beautiful card, hope you have a lovely day. JB xxxx

Jean Johnston said...

What an interesting technique. I don't have these dies but will try it with those I do have. Thank you Sue.

ElizabethS said...

Morning Sue, the card is so pretty. And I have the Calabria dies so guess what I will be doing today...yeah having a play. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas Sue.
Have a lovely day.
ElizabethS x

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colour too. Hazel x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card today, the perriwinkle blue and white are so pretty and I love the effect of the black stamped imge to go with it. It adds just a touch of drama to the centre.

Love Sheila xx

Craftycatty said...

I loved the technique when you showed it on air Sue, and the colours in the card are one of my absolute favourites.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, such a pretty blue and a clever idea, love from Jackie D

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card love the folder . love Jean Z xxx

Gail said...

Beautiful card -I watched you demo this in C&C and was impressed with it then - another new technique for us to try out xx GailT xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW thanks to you for another stunning card
Carol x

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my oh my this is definitely also a stunning card here, and just in my favorit coklors too. Sooo gorgeous and delicate looking and sounds cool with this new technicque too Sue, it has to be tryed out soon, I think.

Alison Couchman said...

Wow - this technique is going to keep people guessing! They won't know how you've stamped so perfectly over such a textured surface. I'm sure they'll never guess how it's actually done. Very clever technique and a pretty, fresh-looking card.
The sun has finally returned to my tiny corner of Suffolk - hooray!

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Beautiful card again today Sue. Love the colours and a fab technique. Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

TOB said...

what a cool technique. Love the periwinkle. Have a great day everyone. hugs Theresa xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
What a fantastic card you have made for our delight today Sue, although have to admit to being like Steph as it took me a good few reads through to get the gist, but thank you for the brilliant pictures as you can actually see just what you were explaining to us. I have fallen in love with your periwinkle colour of card as it is so pretty.
Happy Birthday Vie Carter, i hope that you have a fantastic day Vie as you are only this old once in your life so enjoy it flower.
Oh Jean, it must be an awful worry for you with your lovely son being in hospital. I hope that they manage to control his seizures soon for him as i don't envy the pain the poor lads going through with his broken shoulder. SnowQueen, the brain is addled most of the time but how is your son that was whipped into hospital as well. Now as i say i could have got the wrong mum here because the brain does go on these long distance hikes up the hills,(i'm sure it's to get away from the rest of me) but excuse me if i have got that wrong and carfuddled. I hope both sons of both ladies are going to improve soon.
Lorraine, i was just mulling over that we could make a real good time of it on your hubby's card and mines, then we would definitely enjoy it. Just think stress free enjoyment at the boys expense?????mmmhhhh lovely dream.
Irene enjoy your time away and come back revitalised flower.
Mines doesn't tell me he's off on holiday until the night before, i think it's incase i ask him about going away somewhere. I think the moths would come out to find pastures new if he opened that wallet of his. They got trapped there under false pretenses years ago and having been trying to find a way out since, poor wee mites.
Have a great day everyone and enjoy what i hope is good weather where ever you are. Gentle hugs and gentle wishes i send to our more fragile of friends. Just because the time is passing doesn't mean that you are forgotten,
Love and crafty hugs,
Norah (Glenochil)

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
Saw you do this technique on C&C and it's very clever. I like the blue and white colours - so clean and crisp - and a bit like Wedgewood pottery. xx

nattyboots said...

I am so enjoying looking at all of your work with your dies Sue ,
Todays card is just a sample of another great hit please keep your ideas coming as my cards are getting more varied with mixing and matching the dies in my stash , and getting better by the day .

Have a lovely Bank Holiday
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Pretty card. Take care. Claire

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I loved this card when you did it on C&C. I don't know how you keep thinking of all these great ideas. Just love this shade of blue card.

Love Rosemarie xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Beautiful I adore the periwinkle card I have some and it is a winner with brown, black , cream or white and always looks spectacular

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

The periwinkle blue card is one of my favourite colours in the CE range, the stick pins are lovely and all-in-all todays card is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Magaret A.

Carole Z said...

Sue, I think this is really stunning; I love the peek-a-boo technique and the blue and white..and as for the black! Carole Z X

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Such a pretty card, what a great technique, love the periwinkle blue so soft and gentle. Have a lovely day with your Mom.
Jean hope Gary has his operation soon and is feeling better, hugs to you both.
Vie Happy Birthday, have a lovely day.
Pam love and hugs to you.
Tina thinking of you.
Norah, Steph and Tres hope you are feeling well.
Lynne M and fur babies hugs to you.
Happy Bank Holiday Monday everyone.
Take care.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card again today, such a pretty colour and I like your new technique.
Another sunny day here in W Sussex so I aim to be outside in the garden while the sun remains shining!
Have a great day!
Love Lesley S

englishrose897 said...

Happy bank holiday everyone,
Gorgeous card this morning, it has the wow factor about it.
Enjoy the sunshine will it lasts. Sally x

Pollypurplehorse said...

Really love this effect, very different and very pretty,
Angela :)

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
WOW brilliant card I love what you have done with it it really is stunning I must give that one ago, well the sun is shining and its a beautiful day we are off to the park with the grand kids.Hugs to all who needs one.Sarah xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, saw you demo this technique and thought wow , the card is even better up close. Love the periwinkle colour, thanks for sharing. Lol lynne m x x x

Fur babies excelled themselves yesterday , Tilly spent most of the morning laid back on my lap sunbathing!!!!. Late afternoon hubby decided to cut the grass as his precious( his word ) divas ( my word) doesn't like the grass too long when doing their business. We have a knee high brick wall across the middle of the garden ( a bricks width) so I sat on this to offer hubby words of encouragement like " you've missed a bit " and " that bit needs a bit off " he was so appreciative that he was muttering all the time!!. Well Cully doesn't like the mower so she stayed by the back door , Tilly came up to me and put her front paws on my lap , I informed her that there was no way she was sunbathing again. So she promptly went to the side of me put her paws on the wall and pulled herself up until she was standing on top of the wall , hubby's bottom jaw hit the ground and I laughed so hard I gave myself hiccups. I said to hubby " see I told you she was loopy" . At that moment a picture of Tilly dressed in a pink glittery leotard with pink leg warmers on top of a gymnasts long/ high beam ( not sure correct word) came into my head and further laughter
ensued. Hubby now believes Tilly should be assessed by a vet as he thinks she doesn't know she is meant to be a dog!!!!. He is on doggy duty today so I can try to claw back some sanity, like that is going to happen.

June ( yorkielass) and sister Lynn , Karen ( magpie) - lol and hugs from poochies
Lynda - sorry sweet but didn't receive your email , please try again.
Jean - best wishes to your son.
Norah - I love reading your comments , please keep them coming.
Lorraine- don't worry about going to America with hubby I'm sure there are plenty of us "Wilsonettes" who would come with you instead.

To all on this fantastic blog have a great BH and if you are in need I'm sending special hugs and love to you. x x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What an intriguing technique!
Love the shade of blue you have used.
Veronique L

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours

Clarissa said...

Very pretty card and clever technique.
Clarissa. X

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and I love the technique.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Love, love, love the colour scheme :) That effect is so effective. Beautiful as always :)

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Wheely Bad, thankyou very much for your reply. I will definitely give it a go and will let you know. Thanks again, very much appreciated.

Jill Liddle said...

Another very beautiful card.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card, love blue and white together, so clean and crisp. I will have to read over the instructions several times to get them into my head before I even try to replicate this beautiful design. Thank you for sharing, have a great day everyone. Take care, Jess x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card using beautiful stamps and dies. Thank you for your great inspirational cards.

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, what a lovely card today. I like the way you have used many different shapes which when put together comes out as an 8x8 card.
I get the peeka boo look and would love to try it but haven't any Italian dies or stamps as yet.
I am sure you already know but I pierced the outside rim of the centre die in Beverly Hills yesterday which looks good.
Have a great day.
X Ros

trent999 said...

Morning all.
Sue, This is lovely and my favourite colour too. I loved seeing you do this technique on tv and I am going to try it so I
I'm very pleased to see it.
Take care all Nick xxx

Maggie C said...

Hello Sue. What a lovely day we have today for a bank holiday. Shan't be gardening as I have so many cards to make for the opening night of our show tomorrow! Why do I always wait till the last minute? Lovely card, such pretty colours. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card today. I like the stamp and the lovely blue card you have used Beryl xx

Jacquie said...

Wow! Sue,

This is absolutely stunning. Great new technique too. Love the colour of the Periwinkle card and that folder, wow, its a must have, its so gorgeous, is it available yet?

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

What an interesting and pretty way to make a topper. :) Lovely card!

Izzwizz said...

Hi Sue, I saw you demonstrate this one on c&c and wow, it's a stunner! I love that colour scheme. Maddy x

nannapat said...

Stunning card Sue and a very clever design. Hope you're enjoying the Florida sunshine and the time with your Mom. Pat x

terrie said...

Such a beautiful card...I like the color you aded to your card.
Well done Sue.

Joanne K said...

Hi sue, lovely card today. I did catch the demo you did on the telly with this technique. Very effective. Kind regards Joanne K x

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Love the peek a Boo technique and the periwinkle/white colour scheme. Your brain obviously goes into overdrive when you see stamps and dies together. I must have been at the back of the queue when inspiration was being given out, but thank you for sharing all of yours with us. Hope you're having a good time with mum and family/friends. Hugs Pauline A x

SusanP, Kent said...

An interesting technique to try and a very pretty card. Love that blue - I'm building up my stash of Foundations card colour by colour. Periwinkle is next.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I saw you demo this but at the time I only had the die, now I have the matching stamps I will be giving it a go. Love the periwinkle blue. Making another of your stained glass window cards today, the first one was successful so now playing with different colours.
A bit breezy here today but the sun is trying to break through so may get some gardening done later. Hope everyone enjoys their day.

Kate's Cards said...

Like the technique.

linda boyce said...

Hi Sue love the card blue and white always a winner ,dont have this die yet its on my list to get hugs linda

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue a gorgeous card today my favourite colour blue.
Love this die so pretty another to try thankyou Sue

Helen Barker said...

What a clever technique.Lovely card,very pretty in the blue & white.
Helen Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card and a very clever technique. I will give this one a try. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Beth T said...

Wow! what a stunning card! I never would have thought to stamp two and die cut one and line them up! I also am very fond of the periwinkle blue--thanks for a beautiful design.

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
the periwinkle is such a lovely shade of blue and the whole card is lovely.

Margaret O

jane stillman said...

Just love your Peekaboo technique. This card is so classy with gorgeous colours x

Lilian said...

Hi all, blue and white a winning combo in my thinking.
Best Wishes Lilian

Lesley Griffiths said...

Wow what a stunning technique, you are so clever at this crafting lark, Sue. The colours and the effects on this card are lovely.

val jones said...

Good Afternoon Sue. So beautiful, the colour, the dies and the bow are all amazing.
Love Val in Spain x

Susan White said...

Love the embossing folder, and that new stamping technique is fab! Will have to have a go at that myself - don't have those exact dies, but will try with one I do have! Thanks, Susan x

CraftyJo said...

Where on earth do you get your ideas? ;) Some fab techniques going on here.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Well you have done it again absolutely beautiful
And my favorite colour !! your periwinkle is just soooo nice I find it hard not to reach for it if I am making a card
Congratulations to all the winners yesterday there were so many. One day my name will be there lol.
Yeh One Day. Lol
Have a lovely day one and all
And you take care Sue
Theresa xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Well you have done it again absolutely beautiful
And my favorite colour !! your periwinkle is just soooo nice I find it hard not to reach for it if I am making a card
Congratulations to all the winners yesterday there were so many. One day my name will be there lol.
Yeh One Day. Lol
Have a lovely day one and all
And you take care Sue
Theresa xx

Leanne said...

Awesome colours. Another beauty.

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
Love your new invention Sue
I can make todays lovely gift but
will have to compromise with the dies as I haven.t yet got that die set. hope everyone is ok today. From Christine C and Ella.

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card,the black is so pretty,another lovely bow the periwinkle is a lovely clean colour must get my hands on some,i don't usually use coloured card but this is a must...Yvonne xxx

sued99 said...

Saw this being demonstrated-very pretty.

Lindsay Martin said...

Afternoon all, hope you are all having a great BH, well I've done my lessons, sprayed some pesky weeds, then had to shower as it was getting a bit windy and the weed killer started to think I could be a weed!!! So finally I can see today's masterpiece, thank you so much for sharing this one Sue, I have the ingredients and was only thinking about how you did this one yesterday and couldn't remember,yay now I can have a go.
Lynne you made me chuckle with those dongs antics, hugs for all in need, and for those that aren't, cos it's always nice to have a hug for no reason. Xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a delightful card, love the technique and the blue and white, have a lovely weekend to everyone, the sun is out here.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Eileen McCallum said...

Lovely. I'm a recent follower and I'm utterly addicted to your collections.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I saw you demonstrate this card on C&C with the peek-a-boo technique and loved it. I also like the colours you've used and the Celtic Flower Embossing.

I hope you are enjoying the bank holiday.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love the colours!

Joanna Dickson said...

What lovely fresh card for bank holiday Monday.
Hope u r having a good day Sue. The weather is pretty lousy here today so I've been clearing my craft room ready to make the next lot of cards for events I've coming up. Christening, wedding renewal, birthday and a just because style.
I'm always in awe of how tidy your work space is when you demo on TV or your videos, it's rare for me not to make a mess but I usually know where everything is lol.
I got lucky on ebay last night. I won a couple of auctions so I have these border dies on the way as well as the California ti on fancy labels set 2. Will have no excuses them, but would love an Italian die, the one used here and also in the stained glass glitter window. Could be my next purchase me thinks.
Anyway I'm babbling. Enjoy the rest of your day everyone. Crafty love to all, Jo xx

craftycarol said...

Afternoon Sue,
What a pretty card and I love this new technique its fab.
Carol xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue, and blog friends

Lovely card again today, brilliant technique. Love the periwinkle card. I can't wait for my next lot of dies arrive, good job hubby does'nt read this blog he would lose even more hair.

Hope everyone is having a good, peaceful and relaxing Bank holiday.

Hugs all round

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This card is just Sooo beautiful again today !! I love it all !! Periwinkle blue is one of my favourite colours at the moment to. I definitely NEED / WANT to get the Calabria die set. I got quite a few polished silk glitters at Christmas and I really want to make some Stained glass window style cards with this die. I love those border dies to Sue. Lovely background folder ( I bought this one from you at Alley Palley and it is beautiful !! ) I love the messy bow and white Dazzler, and those stick pins are just fab !l
I really hope you will bring us some bead sets so that we can make our own stick pins !! Knowing how bad I am at making decisions I would probably want to buy them all !!
I love your new technique Sue, but I think It may be a bit confusing for my brain !!
I hope you are having a lovely day Sue. Lots of love and hugs, Tres x x x

To all the Wilsonettes, I hope everyone is having a nice day. Wishing lots of love to everyone this Bank Holiday Monday, love Tres x x x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Love ur card. I saw u demo this one. It's amazing what u come up with lol. Wish I had ur vision. May e someday huh?? Lol
Live Tracy from killie x

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Another fabulous technique, your cards are always amazing. xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card . I also remember the demo but was unsure exactly how you did it! Now I know. I will have a go when the stamp comes as although I have the die I don't have the stamp as yet.
I just love how you can make so many different cards by using the same pool of dies in different ways and in differing colours. I made a few cards with the striplet die ( hearts one!) and my first was in your combo of white on silver but then I tried it on white on periwinkle and that was lovely too . My bravest one was raspberry and black! I liked it too. They're all so different! Thank you.
Thank you too for such clear photographs and instructions.
Hope you are having a relaxing time.
Jean thinking about you and Gary.
Hope the weekend has not been too difficult for you Pam.
Love to all
Myra x

Laura O said...

another fab creation ,have an idea for Confirmation card from this .Laura O

Blue Rose said...

WOW, WOW, WOW. Just love, love, love, this card, it's blue. Love the new technique, will have to give that a go, hopefully it will work for me. What an incredible job...wish I could win this one.

Sioux P said...

what a clever technique and as always a lovely card Sue thank you as always

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card saw you demonstrate this one. Great.

Annie Pennington said...

Fabulous technique Sue. I love the colour scheme. xx Annie

redfox said...

I love this new technique and the name suits it well! I do so love the colour combination you've used. I'm using it more and more. Lots of love Sarah

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, the Celtic embossing folder great.

SHARICA said...

Love this card and colours today .. xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Afternoon Sue
I just love today's new technique. Will definitely be trying this one out. Also love the col our scheme. You really can't go wrong with today's gift.
In Calais after leaving Holland this morning. Sail tomorrow for the UK. Looking forward to my parcel so when I get home so it will be a little like Christmas.
Hope everyone had a good weekend and all celebrationsy went well.
Take care and hope to see you all tomorrow.
Janet x

Carol S. said...

Great idea and looks amazing. Love the colours too. A really pretty card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sue Coles said...

Beautiful card of which I won a sample of. It now takes pride of place in my craft room:)
Sue x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue I love the design of this card and love the blue,I will have use something different for the middle as I do not have the stamp,and my stamping is terrible.I hope you are resting ?.

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes WOW Sue what a brilliant peek a boo technique only you could come up with such a brilliant idea maybe because you are the queen of craft x
Steph I also had to read it four times to grasp how to do it,much easier to watch a video than written instructions for my old old brain.
Sue I love the periwinkle card I have got to get some it's such a pretty colour I will defently try this card,may have to read it another four time's lol xx Hope you are having a great time with mom & family xx

Camille are you coming down from cloud 9 maybe on about a 7 now with lots of lovely memory's & photos.xx

Jean love & hugs & best wishes to your son xx

Norah you do make me smile with your little stories don't stop hugs xx

X hugs to Pam Steph Tina Tress & any one else.

Lynne oh your little babies you did make me smile today. I Re sent email xx

Love to Sue & all Wilsonettes xxLynda Brock xx

Karen Drew said...

Very pretty card. Colours are lovely
Karen xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Really pretty card. I like this stamp a lot and is on "the list" too. It reminds me of 'Spirograph' (wow, what I wouldn't give for one of those to craft with!!!) It's great I have a reference to work to when I get each item so I can make the most of my severely limited table time, I'm really grateful to you for showing us all how to make some seriously pretty cards- I think a lot of your designs could be adapted for wall art. Something else for the "to try" list... I have a lot of lists!

Crafty hugs to Sue and everyone,

T x

Jacqueline Baylis said...

This is a lovely idea and card,thanks for sharing.

Paper Junkie said...

Big hello to Sue and all the Wilsonettes. We have enjoyed lovely weather here in Oxfordshire today - (unusual for a Bank Holiday!) Just catching up with everything after being away again for a couple of days. Lovely cards as usual so a real treat. X

jane gray said...

Wow what a lovely card and such I different technique. May have to try. Jx

Delilah64 said...

The peek-a-boo effect has the feel of an optical illusion and is a wonderful focal point. It really draws your eyes in.

Thanks for another fabulous card.

Nic xx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and all the Wilsonettes! Oo, now then, I must have missed this technique when you were doing your demo's Sue but by 'eck it's a good one! I love the fact that you take close up photo's so that we can see how you've done the fact that even with glasses on there's a squinting technique happening at the top of my! I will have to read the instructions a few times for it to sink in but I'll do it! It is stunning Sue with the periwinkle blue and white xx "Thank you Sue" xx
Vie, hope you've had a happy birthday! xx Reading the antics of your fur babies was so funny Lynne. Your husband brought to mind the mutterings of Dick Dastardly in the Wacky Races cartoon lol! Love the imagination of the glittered pink leotard and leg warmers! Give us a twirl.....! Lol! Thank you fur babies for the love and hugs, my two lady budgies send you both a wolf whistle ....especially Tilly when I told them how gorgeous she looked in your imagination..... Irene, have a great holiday! Hi to Christine and Ella, Sophie and gran are you ok? Good to see you Lyndsey, hope Frond is doing well? Jean, sending a hug to you and to Snowqueen xx Pam, Tres, Norah, (loved the moths in the wallet!) Joanna, Carole and thinking of all of our wonderful Wilsonettes who are in need of a hug x Lancs Steph, I think the same as you with colours on a box and embossed loo/kitchen roll! Phew, a like minded person! Lol! Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Theresa Pace said...

brill technique. will need to give it a go with some stamp as i don't have that one. the whole ensemble really works together xx

stephanie cunningham said...

So clever and so effective, love the colours.

Jane Franklin said...

Another super card. Couldn't quite work out how you did it till I looked at the close ups. I will have to have a go. Thank you and hope you are enjoying your hols. Luv jax

Sonia Jones said...

So pretty. Hugs Sonia x

Annie said...

HimSue, I'm late today, away from internet all day... A lovely card, a great technique, very effective, love the blue and white. Hope you're relaxing!
Hugs Annie

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
Today's card is lovely , the Celtic flower embossed background is stunning and just love the peekaboo effect ,
How you come up with all these ideas I don't know , it's fabulous.

Pam, Mrs B, Sue, Allimecca, Norah, yorkielass, Lynne Mills, Myra, Lynda Brock, and Magpie , thank you all for your kind words and best wishes they help a lot . Still in a lot of pain waiting for surgery, they waiting for epilepsy drugs to kick in as they don't want him to have a seizure while having his operation, he has only had the one but they are just being cautious . Anyway thanks to you all again hope I haven't missed anyone out.

Jean D

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue...a real beauty today! A very interesting design... Love the technique used here. Crafty hugs Sam xx

Alice G said...


Hugs Alice x

Vie Carter said...

Great card, love this design and colours


Samantha Dalton said...

Wow that is so clever I will have to try it.
It is a great card :)

hazel said...

Hi Sue
WOW Love this new technique and love the colours you have used.Must give this a try
Take care
Hazel G xx

ang said...

Saw this card on tv, looks great I love the colours angxxxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Late again today. Love the card, the colours are soooo pretty. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Lea Brawn said...

What a gorgeous card Sue. I live the colour of it. Lovely! X

Rach83 said...

Stunning card and technique, Sue. So clever and beautiful. I love the colours too. We must have been on the same wavelength today as I played back your recorded show with this technique while I was having my tea tonight! You were great company!

Already looking forward to tomorrow's card.

Rachel x

nzillingworth said...


Alison D said...

Hi Sue, like the effect of your peek a boo element. Would bever have thought of that myself.
Alison D x

Sandy H said...

Really pretty card and such a clever technique.

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