Friday, 27 June 2014


Hello crafters!  Let's do a stained glass card today!  These are a lot of fun, but do require a lengthy drying time so you have to plan ahead.  I cut the Calabria die from the Italian Collection in white and added a piece of clear acetate to the back by attaching it with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.  I selected a colour palette of white, rose copper, sea green and dark emerald polished silk glitters.  For this technique it is important to start with the darkest colours first.  This is because as you fill in with each colour you add, the glitter will tend to stick to the sections that you have already done.  A dark colour atop a lighter colour will show through, but the reverse rarely has any effect.  I started with the Dark emerald glitter first and added my glue to the acetate in just the sections that I wanted to be that colour, then tapped off the excess on to copy paper.  Next I did the Rose Copper sections in the same manner, filling in the sections with glue, then covering with the g;litter and tapping off the excess.  I finished the piece with the Sea Green glitter sections then finally the Diamond Snow sections.  Once all the sections have been covered, this piece needs to be put aside to dry overnight.  From the front, you will only see the white from the glue until it dries and reveals all the glittered sections.  In the meantime, I prepared the background by cutting a circle in the centre of a piece of white card, then embossing the background using the Heart Lattice folder (which is due to be back in stock in a few weeks time).  I cut one of the California borders to add to the bottom section of the card.  I added a thin rose coloured strip behind the border which showed through the piercing holes on the die.  I added mounting foam to the back and once the stained glass section was dry, mounted it over to give it a recessed look.  I tied a double bow out of dusty rose frilly edged ribbon and added it to the side with glue dots.  A small pearl embellishment was added to the centre and two fancy stick pins were added to the knot as embellishments.  I stamped a sentiment and tucked the end under the pearl embellishment.  The entire piece was matted with a thin mat of rose card, then a pierced white mat and a final larger white mat.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Morning Sue, had to look at your stunning card before I go off to hospital. Its gorgeous.
Steph, I truly hope you, Andy, Lou and Craig had the most amazing day ever, you must have been so proud of your lovely girl. Try and get some rest now as we want you on top form.
My very best wishes to all on the blog, Tandy, Tres, Norah, Mrs B, June, Alison, Gail, Jean and oh so many many more. I told Robbie, via email, how many wishes, prayers and a Mass dedication had been sent for him, he was so happy to hear it. Thank you all.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Well another stunning card thank you very much Take care all. It is crafting weather here today. Kitty

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!

Another great card this morning, to brighten up the grey start to the day, loving the California and Italian dies thank you.
Great video yesterday too.

Pam, thinking of you, and all that you have been going through, hope your nephew gets stronger with each day, stay strong, and big hugs... xxx
Hugs to all who need who are sad or in pain.
Steph hope everything went perfect for you yesterday!!

Cameeli xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Once again another STUNNER. Have not attempted this technique as yet ..... today might just be the day.
Loving the little Dazzlers, your beautiful bow and stick pins
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning's the word for this card, I love the stained glass effect, it's simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a stunning card Sue, they say patience is a virtue so you must be very virtuous.... Thanks for sharing xxx

Caroljsmith said...

We'll sue yet another stunning card I must try this technique when I have finish my decorating this weekend.

sonja_w said...

Totally Agree with the ladies above, absolutely stunning card. Thank you for sharing xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, awesome card, love the stained glass technique. I don't have any of the polished silk glitters, yet! So they will go on the need list and then I can give it a go. Have a good Friday everyone. Bx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this and love the fact you can see the colour from under the piercing holes of that border die - will be trying this. My metallic gold and silver card came yday - never seen the silver in real life before only the gold- it's lovely - think it will become a fave.
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, and - as ever - such clear instructions. Have never used acetate or glitters so perhaps now is the time!

'P' in Wales

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, A really lovely card today, have not tried this technique at all, so will keep for future reference! First day back at work today after four wonderful weeks in Florida:( and would you guess it's raining. Cannot wait to get back to crafting, will see if I can manage to get any time on Sunday. Had lot's of fun in Hobby Lobby and Joanne's!
God wishes to all , Linda

Zena McCalmont said...

Morning Sue, great card. So simple but elegant, sometimes simple is what you need. Keep up the good work.
Regards Zena x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Haven't tried this technique yet - I feel a messy weekend coming on. As you may have guessed I love anything glittery and sparkly!
Wishing you a speedy stay in hospital Pam and an even speedier recovery. Hope yesterday was everything you wished Lancs Steph.
Sue xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today I love this technique it's time consuming but very pretty. I now have this die thanks to my lovely friend Jackie so will be able to try it out but without the silk glitters. Hope you have a great day.
Love Diane G xxx

Anonymous said...

S'wonderful!! Thanks Sue. Mabex

Rosie said...

That's another lovely card, Sue. I would like to try the stained glass technique, which you have explained so well.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card today, this tecnique brings back memories for me because I used to do a similar tecnique using glitters and peel offs. Although it takes time for the glue to dry it's so worth it. I love the pop of colour behind the border and the stick pins are beautiful. I am eagerly awaiting the heart lattice embossing folder to come back in stock I've been looking in Sam's and Joanna's shops.
Linda28 I'm soooooo jealous you got to go to Hobby Lobby lol.
Hugs x
Heather T

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,

Wow, this is fabulous, I totally love this technique it always looks stunning and your die really lends itself so well to this.

Hugs Alice x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue. a fabulous card and
stunning colours this die works so well
with this technique must give it a try.
Good luck at the hospital Pam hope everything is alright.
Nancyd xx

TDQ Karen said...

Morning, this is my favourite die and I have tried this technique with varying degrees of success, think I was not tapping off enough excess at first , but it is a stunning effect, love your finished card xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Thank you for this lovely card
It looks as if we may have rain today, so I face a dilemma!
Should I do some housework? or Should I do some crafting?

Pat x

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and everyone, another beautiful card today. Thank you Sue for the demo on C&C at the weekend on making a frame by embossing before you cut it. I tried this tip yesterday and it worked perfectly.
Hugs to all
Dawn Searle xxx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Ok you've convinced me to buy the Calabria - this technique is stunning!! I think it would make lovely Christmas cards too.
Sheila x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
WOW an excellent card today, love this technique but you do need patience but its so worth it.
Love your colour palette today.
Amanda xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Another gorgeous card here this morning Sue. Always such a pleasure to come here and watch your gorgeous work every day.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Oh I do love your stained glass art.
They are so beautiful and as yet I haven't tried but I really must buckle down and experiment.
Today's colour pallette is so regal and so so elegant and stands out as the star of the show.
Cam - wonderful news about you becoming a Nan Nan. They are the best of times.
Market day today to see what goodies are around and hopefully purchase a few bedding plants to replace the ones that are tired.
Hope everyone is OK and please take care. See you all tomorrow.
Janet x

Virginia Davey said...

morning Sue, very nice card I like the colours

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, love the stained glass look.

Marianna Hammer said...

An absolutely lovely card :)

PharmacyMichele said...

Another stunning card, I love the colours on the stained glass part.


Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, lots of work gone into this one, I remember seeing you demo this technique, it is truly effective, and I love the border die-cut, and the stick pins are beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Dear Pam, my love and prayers are sent to you and your family.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Just stunning.... took my breath away! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I have this die so I will be able to try this out. I just wanted to say that I am loving your A4 embossing folders. I have only just bought a Grand Calibur so I have only just started using them - the results are stunning. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I love doing this stained glass technique. An oldie but goodie! The colours you have chosen are lovely. This is my all time favourite embossing folder and your embellishment is very pretty. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs to all who need one.

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

This is gorgeous, love stained windows so I love this die, have finally ordered it yesterday along with a striplet and California background yippeee!

Love the colours and design.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jayne S said...

This is lovely technique with amazing results, love the colour combination too.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, from a rather wet and damp Surrey. I always love this technique, and used it quite a lot. It works so well with this die.

I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

nuttinanni said...

Just what other words can be said about this one? Simply stunning is all that's needed. hugs Cheryl xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card, love the background it is one I must get
Carol x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a Stunning card. I just love what you have done with it. The design is out of this world. I well be having ago at this one.

Crafty Hugs xx

Debs A

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card cheers up a very wet dull day.
Love and hugs to all
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What a lovely technique. It´s a wonderful effect.
Beautiful card as always Sue.
Love Val in Spain x

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue... Happy crafting ....x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Well, what can I say about this one? It is in my top 5 of cards so I am delighted to see it today. The Calabria along with the Embroidered striplet are my favourite dies so these last two days have been extra good for me: ) I had already decided to use it for some of my Christmas cards this year with a poinsettia etc.So clean and beautiful, I love your colour choice. I am going to make a few in different colour combos so they are ready to make quick cards as I am so bad at remembering to leave time for it to dry overnight!
Pam, sending extra special hugs.I hope all goes well with your op and look forward to seeing you back at the top of the comments in a day or two. Thinking of Robbie too of course.
Hugs for all in need including Norah, Sandra, Tina, June, Jean, Tandy, Gail, yorkielass, Tres and Lynda.
Camelli, I forgot to say Congratulations on the wonderful news : )
Norah, I do wish we could see your mountains, loved your description yesterday, thank you. I hope you get your tickets to see Sue very soon : )
Lynda, it is hard being shy isn't it, daft really, but I know that for me it would be much easier to talk to fellow Wilsonettes as we have a common love of Sue and her cards so have lots to share with each other. I am looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally hopefully : )
Sandra, thank you for your very kind offer : ) I would love to meet up before then though, I can get to you as I know you can't get out on your own. I will email you if that's ok. (I have to save up for craft stuff too, so frustrating when you want all of Sue's lovely dies etc, isn't it!)
Steph, hope all went well yesterday, I was thinking of you all. Now you must relax : )
Anne Crawford, sorry if you already know but did you know that Joanna Sheen will email when they get more stock in? Click on the "Read more details...." of the item that is out of stock and then click "Sorry, This product is currently out of stock
Notify me when this product becomes available!" They then email when it is avaliable. (you do have to be quite quick as it can fast sell out again) It was how I managed to get those "always sold out" dies. Hope this helps you : )
I hope everyone has a good day. Take care.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love your stained glass technique so lovely.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. So pleased this embossing folder will be back in our shops soon as this is the only one i was not able to get the last time. This is a beautiful card. Have not built the courage up to try this technique as i have visions it will all go wrong but will keep it in my to do pile. Love the bow and your stunning stick pins. Have a great weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Love this card so much, absolutely stunning. Great colour selection - which dare I say would make a beautiful Christmas card! Think I may have a go at this technique over the weekend :-) Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Oh so pretty. Love it. Thank you.

Pam - hope all goes well for you.
Steph - hope yesterday was a magical one.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T.xxxxxxxxxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Love the stained glass effect on this terrific card. Will have to give it a bash.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Joan D said...

Stunning card, stunning technique. Must try this,as the effect is fabulous. A very clean and neat looking card. X x

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

This is such a lovely technique. I've used it a lot on the Spellbinder church window die for baptisms, weddings, condolence cards and it always looks so impressive. I love the colours you have used here. It might take time but is worth the effort. Thanks for sharing.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, super design, lovely colours, another one I just have to try!
Love to all, Judy M

Eemeli said...

Lovely. I have an engineer-mind so I really like all these kind of symmetric
things. I think you could draw this with your (drafting) compass... Anyway,
I totally love your today's creation. Hope you have a wonderful day!


Craftysusan said...

Beautiful Sue, will have to give this technique a try especially as I have a couple of wedding cards to make. Have a great day. x

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card, but maybe a bit too fiddley for me.
When and where are you coming to Glasgow, please please print details?
Norah I hope you manage to get tickets, as you can see from the above I don't know anything about Sue's visit.
Mrs B , thankyou so much ( I have now done as you suggested ) I had checked Joanna's store but had forgotten in my haste about the wait list!
Hope all goes well for you today Pam, and sending loving thoughts for Robbie.
Hugs to all xo

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

Another beautiful card to start the day, for which I say Thank You! Do hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I really love this technique and the colours you have used go really well together.. I am looking forward to having a go at making this card.
I hope you manage to have a relaxing weekend.
Lesley S x

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
Another beautiful card today! Like Heather, I used to do this with peel offs. Can't wait to try it with the Calabria die. Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes good health and happiness. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

doreenj said...

Another lovely card to brighten a damp & grey day,

Doreen x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning, loved this technique when you demonstrated it on C&C, this is the nest die on my to buy list.I think this may be my Christmas card theme for this year I can see it done in Christmas colours.
Have a good day.

Marion said...

Hi Sue really like this idea ,it would be lovely for Xmas cards but no bow for me.
Marion H

Debby Berry said...

Good morning
This is a wonderful card looks like a beautiful stained glass window. Love it.

gwen70 said...

Really must get this die Sue, such a stunning card today

Sue from Wiltshire said...

This is stunning and a clever technique. Brilliant.

nattyboots said...

Aww so very very Pretty Sue , i just love it all
Elaine H X

Wendy L said...

So pretty and would make a lovely Christmas card in different colours, xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
I love your stained glass window effect and this one is gorgeous, love the colours too. Have a great weekend.

Love Sheila xx

Brooke b said...

Gorgeous, love it.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, love this technique and the colours of glitter you chose too.
Donna Jones

samantha wade said...

Hi, love the stained glass, such a pretty card, must use my glitter more often, xx

June Horrocks said...

A stunning card today sue not tried this yet looks great thank you for sharing love to you and all friends good luck Pam cxxxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Another stunner. This is a great technique really set the card of so well. Thanks again Sue. Hugs Heather.x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful technique, useful for so many occasions

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card and some great techniques.
Denise X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card so pretty, It's crating day here as well Kitty so dull was going to cut lawn but it will have to wait love Jean Z xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
The colours that you have used to colour in the Calabri is very much C colours and would make a beautiful card for that time of the year with perhaps a red bow and pins and most definitely for a special person at C to enjoy. I think that i would do it in the jewel colours of stain glass windows as i just have a real love for that kind of craft. Oh, i am sitting here with the Craftworld page open and with everything crossed that i get a ticket. If i manage it you will be able to here me down south jumping for joy, i'll be that excited.
Pam take care and behave in the hospital and they might let you back home early. But i have a question, who is going to help you at least for the first few days/week as really you shouldn't be putting pressure on your foot? Take care lovely lady and i hope you are better after this operation. Sending you big hugs to wrap around you. Thinking of young Robbie and family, i hope with each passing day that he is getting stronger.
Steph flower, i hope even though you will be very tired, that you are still floating on your dream cloud from yesterday. I hope for Louise, that her dream day was everything she dreamed off and more. Please take it easy now that it is all over and recover.
Tina, you would have got on well with my daddy as he had a warped (his words, not mine) sense of humour too.
Tandy isn't it strangely surreal that one minute it seems they are a bairn and the next all grown up. I hope that wee lass had a lovely 16th birthday, or at the very least as lovely as it could be for her. I hope you are getting through the otherside of your agony as well flower. Remember that as well as mum and grandmother you are a person also and sometimes you need that wee bit extra too. Sending big hugs to keep you going.
Well i think the sun has deserted us as it is definitely colder here today, but it probably just needs a rest. Going to go and get some wine and flowers for Rorys escort and his taxi driver as they are always so good with him and i appreciate the care that they give him. I have no worries when he is in their hands as his driver drives lovely, none of this speeding nonsense, just carefully. Evelyn his escort, well she treats him like her own son and gives him a row when it's needed, but she applies my rules and it makes for a greater day.
I'll go now but sending hugs to all our fragile friends for what ever reason, and i hope that if the sun isn't shining where you are, it does from within.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Carole Z said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue, when I get some time, I will try this technique, thanks for the tutorial and have a great weekend, hugs Carole Z X

Maggie said...

Good morning. Where's the sun gone today? What a lovely card and such a great technique. Wouldn't it be a joy to receive such a card? xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card today, like others I used to do this kind of things with peel offs, it was a bit fiddley to say the least. This would also make a lovely Christmas card.
Pam good luck with your op today.
Steph hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday.

Take care everyone, Jess

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card - I love it. I haven't tried this technique yet but it is next on my list. I know someone who would love this card.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandrP xxx

Pearl said...

Gosh Sue, so many coments so early, this card is surely popular.

It's a stnner, thank you for sharing it with us.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl.

karenlotty said...

I love this technique, it is so effective. I need to "bite the bullet" and give it a go! I'm sure I'd make a complete mess and end up with glitter all over the place and not a speck of glitter where it should be!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a stunning card today and the stained glass colours are beautiful.

Must comment on yesterday's card as I have only just been able to view it. The embroidered striplet is one of my favourite dies and this card is my 'card of the year' so elegant - I love it. Thank you Sue and looking forward to the unveiling of your next sets. Best wishes

Jackie Meechan said...

Yet another gorgeous card but I have been saying that more and more often as your cards are always gorgeous. Love the simplicity yet stylish card.


carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely card and great technique. Enjoy your weekend everyone x

nannapat said...

How gorgeous this is. With different colours it would make a beautiful christening card I think. Have a good weekend everyone. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Stunning. Take care. Claire

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card today. I love the Calabria die and used it earlier this week to make an anniversary card. Funnily enough I said to someone at work how it would make a beautiful Christmas card using red and green etc. Will definitely have a go now after seeing yours.
ElizabethS xx

Anonymous said...

Ooh that's definitely a Wilson Wowzer! It's absolutely stunning and I've now added another die to my wish list. Have just booked my tickets for 15th July so can't wait to see you demoing in person again as I was lucky enough to be in Aberdeen when you were up at the papeterie. If I thought your cards were amazing on screen they are completely stunning in real life. A camera can never do justice to creations such as yours. Thanks Sue for sharing x Annie x

Susan White said...

Lovely effect on the window, but me and glitter are not the best of friends! Mind, I was tempted to get some of the glitter glue that you used in your TV shows the other day - that bow was just amazing!!! Thanks, Susan x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely fabulous card, love the Calabria die and the stained glass window, don't have the silk glitters but perhaps gilding flakes behind the die could look good, will try it and see
Pam hope all goes well in hospital
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

lilygee said...

Good Morning Sue and All

I have always loved stained glass - it has a calming effect and this card looks very special; the colours are beautiful.

Best wishes to Pam - thinking of her and her family and thank you Cameeli of Richmond for your kind words - I also send out well wishes to all those who are struggling with pain, grief and other problems.
Really love those dies and thank you Sue for sharing a gorgeous creation.

3362 Jan. said...

Morning Sue. Wow, this is stunning.
Another must do for me. Hope you have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

SHARICA said...

Pretty Card .. xx

Anonymous said...


Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & lovely friends,
Well what a beautiful piece of artwork today, it's almost too good to be a card, you would certainly want to keep it out! I am sure you could use this method to make some kind of Christmas decorations and have those battery tea lights behind.
I am hoping for my second set of California Dies the frame set B and I also ordered the Pacific Lace Stamp from Sam's Creative Studios website (she has a good sale on too)! I just can't wait to get them all and play!
Mrs B I am more than happy to meet up before hand, do you drive? You can come to me or we can meet in Witney for coffee? I hope you get to relax a bit mire this weekend.
We have a busy one, we are off to my mum's tomorrow, she lives in Colchester, Essex, I love to see her but it's 3 hours in the car there and 3 back, depending on the M25, we can't stay over as I can't get upstairs to use the bathroom , this journey usually wipes me out until about Wednesday of next week, just through the pain of sitting in one position in the car for so long. Then on Sunday we have a football tournament in Swindon, ( my daughters are keen footballers)! They don't bite though! Haha!
Norah I hope you get your tickets, meeting Sue in person is a delight, I could sit and watch her craft all day.
Steph I hope you had the most amazing day yesterday, now time to relax, you have had a very busy few weeks and sometimes it's the adrenaline that keeps us going and then your body just says stop! So put your feet up or get in your craft room, however you find it easy to have a little 'you' time!
Pam, I hope all goes well today and that whatever it is that you are going through eases your suffering, I am sure your mind is thousands of miles away right now, but Robbie is in the best place and he is in safe hands, time for you to think about you, big hugs to you xxx
I have had to get up four times whilst writing this post as Bella & Milo have discovered window sills! Most of the I gave cleared, the others they have cleared for me, right now I am considering binding their legs together! (Only joking) I couldn't even think about any harm coming to them! But as they are getting bigger they are certainly keeping us on our toes!
Big hugs to you all,
Sandra xxx

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,great technique to do,very effective.
Love Angela x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card today real pretty. Hugs to all who needs one .. sarah xx

Pam B said...

Hi Sue

I just love the way you make these cards, so stunning

Best wishes

Nanny B

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
and all the ladies. This is a beautiful card, but like Susan, glitter and I have an odd relationship. I'm still wiping it off my nose and cheeks after using it two days ago - and I have been showered in between times! I hope you are well Sue, and getting some r & r.
Well I am late posting today but have been very busy. Girls off to school, housework done and Gas man repairing boiler. Any minute he's going to call and tell me how much we owe him - that's no craft spending for me for some time because he said yesterday that the part required was over £300 with labour on top eek!!!
Camelli - being a Grandma is fantastic, it's like no other love I have ever known.
Steph - I hope you all had a lovely day and that you are not too exhausted.
Pam, get well soon, and prayers offered for Robbie.
Norah, I love your blog.
All the ladies, I enjoy reading your stories so much, love to all xx

utilitygirl said...

Lovely card again Sue - very elegant

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, absolutely stunning! I have this die so will have to try it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the stained glass effect.
Thank you for sharing your ideas.
Veronique L

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love your stained glass window look, so elegant and beautiful.

Craftychris said...

This stained glass effect is awesome and the card is beautiful! xx

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, I love this simplistic card as it can be used for so many occasions, and looks good fun to do.
Also I have only just watched yesterday's video and that card also is very good to have in your stash and maybe add the sentiment as required. Thank you for all you do, looking forward to seeing you sometime this summer as hubby has said yes to being my chauffeur bless him he is so good.
X Ros

Norah McPhee said...

Ooooo Sue,
guess what cat got all the cream. I've got my day booked up with you on 15th and i can hardly sit down with excitement. See how all the youngsters get star struck over the bands or singers, that's me cos i've got tickets to see you. I am just so excited, and i know my lot are going to put a damper on it for me(except Rory, he doesn't) but their doom and gloom can't touch me today as i am too high up in the sky to hear them.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

CraftyJo said...

Another gorgeous card Sue - I love the details such as the strip of rose-coloured card peeping through the piercing.

Hazel said...

Sue. Another beautiful card, it love the stained glass effect.

Norah I know how you feel. Patricia and I are off to see Sue at Aberdeen. Patricia treat to me for my birthday, she paid for us to do the workshop. Can't wait will be counting the sleeps before long.

Hazel x

jane stillman said...

Oh my goodness, what a coincidence, I have this die cut out ready to use! What an amazing technique and colours you've used. Love it! xx

June said...

Morning Sue and everyone, what a gorgeous card, I will certainly have a go at this one, and I so love your stick pins, truly amazing. I have a question if it can possibly be answered, how do you get your (I think they are cosmic shimmer) pearls which are around the outside of your cards to be in a straight line.............I find it really difficult. Pam I do hope Robbie has a better day today, sending lots of hugs and prayers xxxxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW, this is a stunning card, have yet to try this technique, bought the die especially for this so must get cracking and give it a try. Thank you so much for your inspiration and hope that you are getting some Sue time.
Pam thinking of you and hoping that the op goes well, you, Robbie and family are in my thoughts and prayers, gentle hugs.
Tina so happy that Summer is on the mend, I like your sense of humour, made me smile, Bubble and Squeak sound adorable, leave the housework and enjoy, hugs to you all.
Steph hope yesterday was all that you wished, take it a little easier now and enjoy the precious memories.
Sandra you have got a couple of busy days, don't overdo it. Bell and Milo sound like bundles of mischief, they will keep you smiling.
Norah congratulations on getting your tickets, well done you, I can hear you chuckling here in Yorkshire. Hugs to you and Rory.
Daily hugs to Jean D, Tres, Cazzie, Gail, Lynda, Margaret corgi owner, Magpie, Cameeli, Lynne M, Myra, Mrs B and of course our wonderful Sue.
Hug to all Wilsonettes who are feeling sad or in pain.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Mary said...

Ah Sue that is A1! Those colours really grab me. At first glance I came to the conclusion that you had die cut 5 pieces of coloured card separately and then 'jig sawed' all the pieces into a pattern. (Wrong again Mary!) As always Sue your card is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the detailed instructions.

Mary Mac

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
The stained glass effect is always a winner. I can imagine this card used for many celebrations.

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
This card is worth all the patience needed to make it. it is stunning when completed. Tried yesterdays card successfully and will be crafting with my Friday friends this afternoon. Hugs to all in need. Congrats Norah on the tickets, I'm sure you're in for a wonderful time and will also be meeting some of the Wisonette family, lucky you.
Vanessa x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, I Just Love today's Card it's so Extremely Rich and Opulent.
I really Love The Calabria Die from your California Collection, I really Love The Awesome Rich Colours you have chosen for today's card!
With The White/Rose Copper/Sea Green/Dark Emerald, Glitters. I just Love this Card and I remembered you did a similar one on your Video's obviously not using the same Colours, but using The Glitters and I really Loved it then, and because I put all your Techniques on my Computer so I could go straight to the one I was referring to, and I also keep the Date so it makes it so much easier, I like having The Video's to refer back to it really helps if your anything like me!
I can remember you showing us the reverse side and it looks extremely different from the Beautiful Front.
Sue Thank For The great every day Tips and Techniques, I'm so looking forward to the next Video's where you mentioned on Create and Craft it'll be more Tips and Techniques which will be great!
Thanks for Today's Card, Thanks for the great photography, Thanks for The Daily Inspiration You Give To Me Daily, Thanks For This Awesome Blog.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
This is another absolute stunner! I love that die. Would make a nice Christmas card with a few minor adjustments!
Norah ! Whew! I heard you here in Lancashire! I'm a little stiff from everything being crossed for you - but hey - it was worth it! I am thrilled for you - wish I could be there to meet you! X
Steph hope yesterday has not taken too much out of you.
Have a rest now .x
Sandra have a lovely day out and hope you are not too tired afterwards. Sending love x
Maureen sorry about the boiler ! Ouch that's quite a bill.
Must go as we supposed to having Tea in the Garden today! Supposed - because it is threatening to rain - decision has to be taken soon whether or not to be indoors or out. So much easier outside - no clearing up really! Got about 20 coming so will keep me on my toes. Stopped for lunch!
Love to all,

Myra P said...

PS - love and all the cery best to Pam. Will be thinking of you. Also of Robbie! x
Love Myra

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue A lovely card but not my type I don't do gilding...I wont be posting for two weeks after this one as im going on holidays. see you in a fortnight...Yvonne xxx

Lacelady said...

Late today, lost my connection, but I'm back now, after techie assistance. Love the card today too.

terrie said...

Wow, this card is stunning and it turned out fantastic...
This would be great with any color or any occasion.
Well done Sue

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like the window effect.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Leanne said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning.

Laura O said...

this is a stunning card ,seen you doing this on tv.Laura O

Muriel Kelly said...

Love the bling , great technique and a beautiful card. I bought a Tuscany die and decorative circles today (plus 3 others from the growing wish list) so when they arrive I will definitely try this technique.

Muriel x

craftynanna said...

hi sue what a lovely card i don't have this die so it too will have to go on my wish list,the colours are beautiful, i too was very excited this morning as my parcel arrived from c&c and as i had ordered two of all the items i wanted i was made up, i thought i had ordered two of the rose flowers but i hadn't and now i wished i had, i spent most of the morning clearing out my christmas box its huge and took some doing but i have finished it and didn't i throw out some rubbish, you know the sort of stuff you think you will use again but never do, well its all gone and i filled a bag for a friend and her little boy who has just started crafting, i hope she finds it useful, i am all for sue wilson crafting from now on, love J

craftynanna said...

ps all the stuff from c&c was from sue's show last weekend love J

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card again. I followed your instructions as soon as I received my Calabria die and have made cards using various colours. Anyone thinking of doing this, you really should give it a go. It's great fun (if a little messy) and the results are, as you can see, fantastic.

Glad you got your tickets, Norah, you will love meeting Sue.

Nearly the week-end so wishing everyone a lovely time whatever you may be doing.

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
love the card as always.
Sorry no comment yesterday, but it was my Mother's Birthday and a did a family Lunch,so was not able to comment, but loved it too.Looked at the video today. Well have a good day everyone. Susi xx

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card really love this technique must try .
So pleased embossing folder back in stock a nice surprise .

Not much crafting done this week as we have a new Kitten she is called Cinders all Black and gorgeous.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I love this technique but have not tried it for years now. I have the die and funnily enough used it yesterday with gilding flakes behind - fortunately I managed to get the flakes where they were supposed to be and not on the poor cat! I might just have to have a play with glitters now.
Pam hope op is a success and love to you, Robbie and his parents. Tandy hope things are improving for you. Steph hope you had a fabulous time yesterday. Love and hugs to everyone especially those in pain and those feeling down. Love Alison xx

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
Beautiful card today Sue so so stunning, weather not good today here in Yorkshire, hope everyone is well. From Christine C and Ella

Brakkers said...

Hi Sue, although I love the die and what you have done with it this time, my favourite bit of the card is the embossing, the border die and the embellishments that you are so skilled in using. Can't wait for Sunday at Loobi Crafts!

Anne from Leighton Buzzard x

Maxine T said...

Love the border, another beauty

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the stained glass effect and that embossed background is the one I really want, but I just have to hold of a few more days before I can get it.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
I love the stained glass window cards. Pam sorry I meant to wish you well for today yesterday but with what is going on I just forgot. I hope everything went well and Robbie continues on his road to recovery. I am early today as off ill to be honest it's all the crying I have ended up with a bad migraine. Love and hugs to all.

IVY Cheong said...

Oh another wowser! Just gorgeous and I have just a minute ago ordered my lattice embossing folder! I shall definitely attempt this new technique of stain glass as I've never done it before. Thank you for sharing your generosity with us. Lots of love , Ivy x

Brenda Hanlon said...

Really like the technique, love the card.

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. This stained glass window effect is stunning.
Love the card. xx

weefortune said...

Stunning effect, nice too see some older technique brought back. Elaine x

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes gorgeous card today Sue. I did make one the other day & it's so nice to see when it's dry looks amazing,love the colours you've used & also think this would work so well as a C card with red & green.also flat for posting.thank you for all your inspiration & close up shots are great. Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Wow Norah so pleased you got your ticket I even
here'd you shouting for joy down here in Kent
hugs to you & Rory Lynda xx

Sandra have a safe Journey tomorrow & back again
hope you have a nice time with your mum . Hope you don't suffer too much pain when you get home.I will leave you some BIG GENTLE HUGS on your door step . Cuddles for Bella & milo Annie has been pampered today had a summer cut she looks lovely will put pic on my blog Big hugs Lynda xx

Steph. Hope you & Mr L had a magical day yesterday & bursting with pride as your beautiful daughter was married. Hugs Lynda xx

Camille congratulations on being a grandma next year my new grandson is two weeks old today pictures on my blog hugs Lynda xx

Pam hope your operation went well love & hugs to you & my thoughts are with Robbie & his family stay strong Lynda xx

Sending daily hugs to Lynn M,Yorkielass ,Lindsay
Mrs B, Myra, Jean D,Magpie,Tandy Tres,Cazzie Gail
Margaret Corgi owner & Our Sue.
Love Lynda xx

Jane said...

Really affective live this affect.

Jane xx

Theresa Pace said...

beautifully intricate. i think this could easily double up as a christmas card. it definitely has the colours xx

Janice K said...

Such an elegant card with a great touch of bling. Can't wait to finally get the Heart Lattice embossing folder.x

Barbara said...

I can only agree with all the other comments, its a stunning card!!! The stained glass is so gorgeous and I have one of your cards that I won a while ago with this technique. It is so much better in real life, the photo does not do it justice.
I went online to Craftworld this morning and booked my ticket for the 15th, will be saving hard as that shop is like an Aladdin's cave for stamps and dies. Really looking forward to meeting Sue and Julia!!!!!

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
What a truly regal and beautiful card you have shown us today and those stick pins are super.

Pam hope all went well for your op special hug for you brave lady do take care when you are allowed home.

Had my stitches removed today so feeling more comfortable, still swollen and have some bruising but at least I can talk to our corgis much easier now.

Norah so pleased you have got your ticket you must be so excited! Lucky lady

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them especially Gail, Tandy, Linda, Steph and Tina.
Margaret corgi owner

Jane Franklin said...

This effect is so gorgeous. Love the colours and must try this. Luv to all jax

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue And lovely blog friends

I have never made an attempt at this technique, it is beautiful, must pluck up the courage, stick pins and bow are FAB

Pam, Big hug, and big big gentle hugs to Robbie.X

Steph XOX

Margaret, ouch, sounds painful.

Norah, Sooo pleased you have your ticket, hold on tight. How lovley your Rory is on your side, you talk about him with such pride, he must be a really special lad, X

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Robin said...

Lovely card, it is a technique that you have to sit your cards during, so that you are not always checking the card during the drying proces but is it worth the effort.

AnneRD said...

Another great technique and so pretty. Anne x

Gail said...

Luv the card except for the stained glass effect - sorry but not a lover of this technique but luv the rest of it xx GailT xx

BEV said...


Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love the stained glass window fabulous with the Calabria die and the California border just stunning , thanks Suexx
Pam hope all went well with your op xx
Steph hope you've had a rested day after your lovely daughters wedding xx
Yorkielass hugs to you Mrs B, Magpie , Lynda and all the lovely wilsonette ladies and our dear Sue xx
Jean D

Sandy H said...

Stunning card. I haven't tried the stained-glass technique yet but this makes me want to try it.
Love the stick pins.

Linda said...

Love this stained glass technique...thinking it would look lovely on Christmas cards too! Very clever!!

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Helen Barker said...

Love the stained glass look .Stunning card.
Helen Bx

Nana on the Hill said...

Stained glass and stunning, what more can l say!