Sunday, 5 October 2014

You Light Up My Life

 Hello bloggers!  I have to admit that I wasn't going to post this card as it got a bit damaged on the frame on the flight home and I missed taking a pic of it before I left.  However, I did think that it is a really fun technique to do and thought you might enjoy seeing it and reading the directions anyways.  All in all, I am surprised that my cards arrive in as good of shape as they do, to be fair!  This is a stained glass technique card.  There are several ways to do this technique, but I still like this one even though it takes the longest to do because of the drying time.  I think the results are worth the extra time.  I started by cutting one of my French Collection backgrounds in coconut white card.  I glued it to a piece of acetate.  Working from the back of the die on the acetate side, you just have to decide which areas you want what colours before you begin.  This is because you want to start with your darkest colours first.  I selected three colours of the polished silk glitter: gunmetal grey, silver and Ice Blue. I rubbed the entire piece of acetate with an anti-static pad first. Next,  I decided where I wanted the gunmetal grey to go and filled in all those areas with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.  I covered them with the grey glitter then tapped off the excess.  I did the same thing again but with the Iced Blue glitter this time and then finished with the silver.  From the front, the entire piece looks like white glue and from the back it looks a real mess as the glitter sticks to the earlier areas.  This is why it is important to start with the darker colours as they will change the lighter colours if applied after them.  Set your piece aside for 24 hours and all the glue should be dry by then (or quite nearly at least).  The colour of the glitter will come through as the glue dries and it looks amazing through the acetate.  I cut a frame from the Grand Large Labels and added it over my background.  I stamped a sentiment and heat embossed it in silver and cut it out with the French Collection tag. I used the Silver distress stain to highlight it before removing it from the die.   I added it in the middle of my card with mounting foam.  I finished the card with a double white pierced mat and added flatback pearls in the corners.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.

Now for the winners of this week's comment game.  The winners are:
Rach83!!!
Roisin!!!
Wendy from Watford!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Oct. 1st, the winners are:
Anne O!!!
Rita!!!
Sparrow!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize!   All for now, Sue x











178 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, everyone seems to have had a great time at Colemans, Congrats to all winners.
Magpie, have a great visit to daughter in Oz.
Frances and hubby, hope your anniversary went well.
Zena, sorry about the burglary, such horrible people in the world.
Cheryl, Steph, Mrs B , hope you are all continuing to improve.
Sandra, love the idea of a Wilsonettes Retreat.
Hugs to babies Cole, Leo, Skylar, massive hugs to Rory and his precious mum Norah and to all who feel the need, I certainly do. Have a lovely Sunday folks.

Anonymous said...

That's so pretty and intricate just like lace. Congratulations to all the winners. Annie xxx

Sanjay Soriano said...

Morning Sue
Wow, what a lovely card and I really like the colour scheme.
Thanks for the ideas sue. Have a great day

Hugs
Barry & Jay xx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue.
Love the card especially as I have the die and love working with glitter. It would look just as good with other colours of glitter as well.
Have a good day.
Evis McCarthy.

Cathie Weary said...

Absolutely spectacular. I will definitely have to try this technique. Thanks for sharing.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you for another beautiful card. This was the first type of card I done using peel offs remember them?. Have a great Sunday all. congratulations to all the winners. Kitty.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Stunning card. The stained glass effect is terrific. This die still reminds me of a spiders web with its pattern and intricacy.
Gosh Pam, you must be a fast typist doing that in 1 min as its taken me 10 mins to read then type lol! Too early for me yet lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. What a stunning card. It looks very lacey or even like a spiders web but its gorgeous. Will have to give this technique a try later today. Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Wendy L said...

I love this spiders web die, I saw it on Johns card yesterday. So pretty. xxxx

Anonymous said...

Really should try this type of technique, Sue, as it gives a lovely effect - but the old mojo just doesn't seem to point in that direction. A very nice card.
Well done to all the winners!

'P' in Wales

Jane Franklin - congrats on Ruby Wedding.
Maggie - will enjoy all the bows on your behalf while you're away in Oz!! Have a great time.
Cameeli - Steph - hugs and wishing you better days.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue it is a stunner will have to try this technique. Thanks for sharing.xx

Eemeli said...

Love the geometry and those sparkly and shiny touches. Gorgeous creation!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - so glad you decided to show this - it's lovely and I must try this technique with another background of yours as I dont have this one - yet.... Happy Sunday all
Rgs
Clare W

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

what a fabulous technique - will have to try it. Congratulations to the winners. For Maggie coming to Oz, it is perfect spring weather here near Sydney, I hope wherever you are heading you get the same,

Muriel x

Caroljsmith said...

White on white my first choice if I was getting a card what a stunner sue.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card going to try this technique out looks ok on my iPad no damage sue thank you tracyw x

auscrafts said...

very pretty

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card, this would look nice in any colour.
Crafty hugs Julie xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card and well worth the effort - must try it
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Sunday smiles to you Sue. Bought my selection of glitters months ago to try this and never have !
Stunning, rwally beautiful.
Thanks for all the lovely messages yesterday, I do appreciate your thoughfulness.
Today is another day, hoping for a better tomorrow.
To all our friends that are feeling unwell, unhappy and not in a good place, Im thinking of you and hope life changes for the better soon for you.

Congrats to all comment winners. I just know you will enjoy your gifts.
Hope you have a happy productive day today dearest Sue.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, what a beautiful card today, yes it may as you say take longer to do but the results are stunning.

I saw the word 'retreat' and my eyes lit up, my heart went all a flutter and I thought brilliant..........if you do organise one please, please let us know, I would absolutely LOVE to go on one with you, it would be like all my birthdays and Christmases rolled into one. I will be watching this space.

To everyone out there on this chilly Sunday morning in Kent, have a lovely day. Keep safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning, Sue
Such a gorgeous card today and I do like the polished glitter it really makes the stained glass perfect.
Yes a Wilsonette Retreat sounds just the ticket right now, count me in.

Thank for all the kind words and support, it is comforting.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners you must be thrilled.

Hugs to everyone especially, Pam, Norah, Brenda Lello, Zena, Helen, Lynne, Tres, Diane, Lynda, Lindsey, Yorkie Lass, Lancashire Steph, Cheryl, Sandra, Mrs B... P in Wales and Kitty, you must be over the moon with your new little bundle!!...

One bit of good news My first grand child (Boy)is due on 03rd January we are delighted!!

Have a lovely day everyone.

Cameeli xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wOW what a beautiful card I love this technique it's stunning. Looking at this background die a given me a idea for a Halloween card it could be used as a spiders web. Take care Sue xx

Debs A xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everybody, such a beautiful card. I can't recall this method before but it looks very pretty. Thanks for sharing. Congrats to all the winners x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card today and like Kitty I used to do this tecnique using peel offs. Your right it does look messy when your doing it but 'Wow! it looks so pretty when it's dried. I was trying to do your frame tecnique yesterday without much luck, will try and find a video where you show us how it's done, (I'm sure you have).
Cheryl I forgot to add your name when I sent you best wishes yesterday I'm glad you have your daughter there to look after you.
'P' in Wales go on try it it's such fun to do.
Cameeli hope your ok sending a hug
Congratulation on you Ruby Wedding Jane Franklin.
Maggie (without a bow) have a fantastic time in Australia.
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs to Yorkielass and all who need one
Hugs x
Heather T

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, I really like this technique
it is gorgeous and beautiful colours.
Congratulations to all the winners
lucky you.
Nancyd xx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Love this beautiful card, still haven't got round to using this bits a bought at Aberdeen to do this. ( just to busy). Had to laugh, do you think there is a big enough hotel in the whole of the U.K. For the ladies to have a retreat weekend??.? I don't think so. But I lovely idea. Hazel xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Love the stained glass technique and is so beautiful using your intricate die. Congrats to the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card,do love the almost stain glass window effect with the different glitter colours.Congratulations to all the winners.

Jill Berg said...

Ohh this is simply scrumptious, the french collection backgroud is gorgeous - great technique - thanks for sharing!

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Another very pretty card. This die is on my 'need'list!

I called in at work yesterday, on my way to the wedding, but you were too busy for me to say 'hello', as I expected.

Love, Roz.x

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

I am so glad you decided to post this lovely card. It s lovely the colours used blend so well together. Thank you for sharing. I hope yesterday went well for you and hope you are not too tired.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card, I haven't tried this technique yet, but will give it a go one of these days, I have so many cards to make I really must get started on them.
Congratulations to the comment winners!
Love and Hugs to all xo

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
I love this technique and one of my favourite dies too, all rolled up into a stunning card....love the colours too.
Hugs to all who need them and hope your days soon get brighter and better.

Love Sheila xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the idea of the stained glass technique but not sure that I have steady enough hands to try it. Putting coffee in the cup this morning and my hand spasmed, the coffee went everywhere and so I had to set to cleaning before I'd even had the most important cuppa of the day!
Congrats to all the winners and also to Cameeli on your happy news, I hope that you soon start to feel better. Have a fab time in Oz with your daughter Maggie.
If there was a big enough hotel for a Wilsonette retreat I'd bet they'd be expecting a nice, quiet bunch of ladies who'd sit and drink tea all day - don't think that's what they'd get though!!! Sue xxx

Glennis said...

How beautiful this looks

Sheila - Ginger said...

OOps! I forgot to say congratulations to all the winners!!
I'm awake but I don't think my brain is! Lol!

Love Sheila xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I am so glad you decided to post it after all. I haven't tried this technique I must give it a go. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day everyone. Hugs Jackie

Joan D said...

Love the colours. I really must try this technique as it's so different. The die is one on my wish list ad it's so beautifully lacy as are the others in this design x x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty card, so pleased you showed it. Not tried the stained glass effect myself, not a huge glitter fan, but I do love the iced snow.
Congratulations to the winners.
Lydia
X

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
To think you were jot going to show this card, it's brilliant it's a technique I love.
Think I must have missed this die somehow, because it's not one I know and it's beautiful.
Big hug Pam, and anyone else that's need one.
Congratulations winners!
Gail Cx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
How appropriate to start a Sunday morning with a beautiful stained glass window!. Today's gift is so ethereal.
I love this technique (when you do it) but when I have tried it is the worst disaster ever!!!! I just cannot get it to work and finish up with glue and glitter everywhere - even more than normal when using glitter -. I have this die on my wish list and I have a feeling that it is now time because 'I need it' and not that 'I want it'.

Cameeli - you're going to have a very busy season and what a way to finish it by becoming a lovely Nan for the first time. Take care of yourself.
Norah - you just keep on fighting. There is nothing more special on this earth than our children -whatever age they are-. We brought them into this world and and will do everything we can possibly do to see them well and keep them safe. I cannot see a battle axe anywhere just a very strong and caring Mum.
Sandra - hope the girls won yesterday and that you had a really good day going through your old dies. I seem to forget what I have before Sue launched her own dies.
Steph - hope today is a better day.

Shopping today for new bird feeders etc to take across to France. Off now to put the slow cooker on - Chicken casserole for dinner tonight.
To all who are in need and not feeling too good hoping the days ahead are better for you.
To all take care and stay safe.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

val jones said...

Exquisite is the word that comes to mind Sue. These glitters are beautiful.
Love Val in Spain x

Anonymous said...

I haven't use my glitters for ages - must get them out now. A lovely technique.

Anne (Northampton)

Chris Curry said...

Love the idea of this card but not sure if I am brave enough to attempt it. It is beautiful. Thank you Sue.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the frame and the stained glass effect.

Congratulations to all the winners.

I had a lovely day yester day at the Festival met up with Ali Reeve she is such a nice person and so helpful I got a personal lesson with another Lady so I am going to give the ideas a try today time permitting.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
Great technique which I saw you demonstrate on C and C and a beautiful card,
XxxxxRuth
Congrats to winners

DMJ said...



What an exquisite card!! A Wedding card perhaps????



Doreen x

Janet Morcombe said...

Morning Sue,

Beatiful card, I love the lacy effect and the embossed borders.

Jan x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card love it thank you . love Jean Z xxx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Very pretty card, lots of work but the effect is gorgeous.

karenlotty said...

Lovely idea which I will get around to trying!

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. So pleased you decided to show the card, its lovely, not so sure about having to wait the 24 hours drying time though, overnight I can cope with, but 24 hours, hmmm. Great result though. SueL x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I am so pleased you decided to show this one, it is so pretty. I must get my glitters out and have a go.

Love Rosemarie xx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue very pretty card. I have just ordered the Austrian background die.
Denise X

Cdteach said...

TBH I can't see any damage in the photo and I'm so pleased you decided to share it.
A really great technique and it's one I think I'll have to have a go at, it will give me a chance to use up some of my glitter mountain.

Jan

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love doing this technique. Such a pretty result. I can imagine this background die done in black on a Halloween card with some whispy cobwebs draped across. How good would that look! Please could you make one like this to fit a 6inch square card?! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs everyone.

Sandra said...

Good Sunday morning Sue & Friends,
I love the 'spiders web' effect of this die, I tried to imagine the technique in my head but it sounds messy, could you maybe do it as a video tutorial sometime? Love the effect, thank goodness you decided to put It on display! Xx
Cameeli, your news is so exciting, just what you need right now, big hugs my lovely friend x
Sophie and Lucy lost 2-1 yesterday, but they were a player short due to one poor girl having her knee dislocated, they got absolutely soaked through to their skin, even a Pauls socks were dripping! Hot baths and hot chocolate all round was a good remedy though!
Today we are travelling to Colchester to see my Mum, looking forward to seeing her, but this journey is a nightmare for me pain wise! It will just about wipe out Monday and Tuesday! Unfortunately I have physio tomorrow too! Bad timing!
Zena, I am so sorry to hear about your burglary , it happened to my mother and father in law, doesn't matter what they take, it's that sickening feeling that somebody has been into your home, your safe place! They are so ruthless too, in our case they took the whole jewellery box which contained so many unrepeatable things like a locket with a lock of elderly relatives hair, the wrist bands from all the children from when they were born, little things that are meaningless to a stranger but mean the world to you! Evil burglars!
Anyway I must go and 'hit the road' ,, have a lovely day everyone, hugs,
Sandra xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love this technique, will have to give it a try. Well done to all the winners. Love Jean xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I love this die, its one of my favourite background dies, I haven't tried this technique, thank you for reminding me, I must give it a try, the results are stunning.
Congratulations to all of today's winners.
Have a great day, love Brenda xxx

Norah, you keep fighting for wee Rory, he deserves the best, that's why honey he has you for his mammy,

Steph, hope you're feeling a bit better today.

Cameeli, I hope and pray your problems sort themselves soon, focus on your new grandson, he will bring you such pleasure, and be a new light in your life.
Maggie, have a great time in oz.

Sending special Sunday hugs to everyone in this amazing family, hope you all have a great day LOL

Lind Graham said...

Lovely card Sue, really like the background with the polished glitters, thank you, Linda x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Simply stunning and what a great technique, I will have to have a try at this one. Colours are lovely together and the frame looks fabbie.
Lorna D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Beautiful, Stunning, a-Amazing! Am so going to miss being without wi-fi for a few days!! Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. What a fab card. I really like this. I hsve seen you do this technique before but hsve never tried it. I woll now as I hsve the french background. Thanks for the inspiration you always give. Hugs Heatherx

CHERYL brown said...

Beautiful card and die. I can see it as a spider's web for fantastic Halloween cards.
A retreat sounds fantastic!!! If ever one gets organized, I'd love to join in to meet all you lovely ladies.
Zena, sorry to hear about your loss in the burglary. There are some not so nice people in this world who think of nobody but themselves.
Hugs and best wishes for all Wilsonettes who need them.
Cheryl xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card and you light up our lives each day,and thank you for doing it.
Marion H

gwen70 said...

Wow stunning Sue, well worth extra time for such a beautiful result

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Sue ... Lovely card ..happy crafting and have a lovely Sunday....x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is beautiful, a really brilliant technique, and the colours you chose are super. Have a lovely, if somewhat cold day everyone, and congrats to the comment game winners. Bx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
WOW What a stunning card. I've tried this technique and it aS quite a disaster but worthy of another try.

Congratulations to the comment winners!!
(I was looking for my prize from when I won - it's in that safe place somewhere)!! So annoying when you can't find what you're looking for and know it's there somewhere!
Enjoy your Sunday.
Sheila x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

This one is stunning, love the use of the different glitters and the overall effect. Beautiful card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Wow - a beautiful card again today. I love the stained glass technique.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Rita said...

Fabulous card Sue. Love the xxx white on white. Just received my Austrian background yesterday, so you know what I'll be doing today. Hugs Rita xxx

Virginia Davey said...

Morning everyone I really love the die you used for the background reminds me of a beautiful cobweb. Hope you all have a lovely day.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. This card just looks like a spiders web, I'm glad that you included it. Would be nice to see a tutorial for it. The Grand Labels die is simply lovely and its a shame it's no longer produced as I've tried to buy it. I spoke to you about it at Ally Pally.
Hugs to Pam and Robbie as usual.
Some good news for you Cameeli a grandchild on the way.
Hugs to to Lancs Steph and Norah as usual.
Sandra give my love to Colchester, Tom who we go to visit in Gt Oakley daughters lives in Highwoods in Colchester. Also friends we met in Exmouth about 6 yrs ago live in Elmstead Market. what a small world it is. say hullo to your mum from Pete and I. Keep taking the meds and I'm sorry the girls lost their match.2 walls to go now on the papering stakes. I'm just
finishing my cup of tea and then we make a start.
Mrs B hope you are feeling much better today. Looking forward all being well to seeing you next week.

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
I'm having problems with my Internet once more, I Love Today's Card I Wish My Damaged Cards Looked Like This Your Cards Return From America In Pristine Condition, You Must Wrap Them Very Well, I Just Love The Polished Glitters Espcially The Colours You've Chosen The Gun Metal, Silver And The iced Blue, I Love How You've Used The French Background As Your Topper, And The Fabulous Frame Using Grand Large Labels From Spellbinders When I First Watched You Do This On A Video I Do It This Way All The Time. This Would Make A Terrific Christmas Card, I Can Remember Watching One Of Your Videos Using The Glitter Technique So At Least I Can Look Back On This. Sue Thank You For Sharing And All Your Wonderful Advice Tips And Techniques I For One Really Appreciate It, Thank You For The Close Up Shots Of Your Cards They Bring Them Alive.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All
Congratulation To The Weekly Comment Gift Winners.


Jane said...

Just Beautiful I love it .

Jane xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Such an awesome card here again today Sue. You´ve just done it again, and made another masterpiece here. It´s sooo beautiful.

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I really like this card, and the colours are very classy together. Thank you for a great day yesterday, I will be playing very soon. Thank you
X Ros

nattyboots said...

YOU light up my life too Sue with all your lovely cards, style and creations. I am so pleased you decided to show this card it is pure class .
Congrats to all winners.
Take Care
Elaine H X

fame01 said...

HI Sue
Great card today sue love the way its been done,congrats to all the winners, hugs sarah xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card - it sets the French background off to perfection.
Just beautiful.
Hugs, Rose

Rach83 said...

Good morning Sue,

What a wonderful card and the glitter background is just stunning. It must have taken ages! I love the sentiment and of course your die cuts are gorgeous and really draw the eye into the centre. So glad you shared this one.

I'm over the moon to have won - can't really believe it! Congratulations to all the other winners.

Rachel x

Crafty Granny said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I haven't done the acetate stained glass window for years! I shall certainly have to revisit this, especially in conjunction with you wonderful dies! Thank you hugs Nicola x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, today's card is stunning, certainly one to try.
I remember doing something similar years ago using peel offs! Not as effective as this though. Take care everyone, hugs to all who need or want them Jess x

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and everyone, great card - what an intricate technique! Congrats to all the winners. Sunny day here today and looking forward to some time in my craft room later. Gx

Anonymous said...

Stunning.

Take care

Claire

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue,this is a really effective technique with such a beautiful result.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Such a pretty card, I love the beautiful delicate colours and it would make a great Halloween card using glitters in orange, black etc. and maybe adding a spider or two as embellishments.
Congratulations to all of the Comment Game winners : )
Thank you for all of the kind words I have been sent, I am back on the up again, especially my hands thank goodness, it has been fun(!) as hubby still can't use his right hand so it was a bit like the blind leading the blind! Hey ho, much easier now :) Have been reading all comments and thinking of you all though.
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra-enjoy seeing your Mum and Pat-good luck with the papering, to all of my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

KP said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card today love the colours and particularly like the frame around the centre....stunning xx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely card. Brilliant technique. X

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, so glad you decided to post this card, it's beautiful. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, love this card. I really must have a go at this technique,
Hugs

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonette Angels,
What a beautiful card Sue in the white with just the glitter to add a sparkle of colour. Your French collection i think must be my favourite for background and borders as they are exquisite in their detail. Yes the glitter might take a bit of time to dry but it gives a whole different take on the card. Sorry think you are being a bit harsh on yourself with the "state" of the frame as i think that for being pack up in a case it has done remarkable well and i have seen some of the cards that have been packed flat in a card shop and no wonder they are still on the shelf is all i will say.
Have a lovely time in Austrailia Maggie with your daughter and don't worry we will still be here when you get back. Safe journey flower.
Zena, what a horrible end to your time away in Egpyt, but what a star you have in your daughter clearing up for you coming back. It isn't the dear things that matter somehow, it's the cheap wee things that has a story to them that hurt. After being burgled ourselves when i was younger, i know what you mean about feeling safe in your own home as it's just doesn't feel like it used to. I hope that you can feel better soon and the little ratbags get caught. This is where i think our system is far too soft. I know that in the days i was at the school there were some teachers who were bullies to put it mildly but today's children and young adults have no fear in them as there is no great punishment which is wrong to me. Living next to Glenochil Prison they have everything their little heart desires while out here we have what we can afford. They have the top of the range in sky, tellies, games, education and anything else to set them on the right track again. Honest hard working folk don't have the luxuries this lot have. NO, banning discipline in schools and home has allowed our jails to be over crowded with people who think they have a god given right to anything they want, whether it is theirs or not. I'll get off my soapbox now, sorry but theives ruined my daddy's business 3 times and the when did CID show up for finger printing, 3 weeks later. The 3rd break in they didn't even bother to come out.
Jane and Mr Franklin, i hope you have had a lovely Ruby wedding anniversary.
Cameeli flower, i am sorry that you are not your usual self the now, but i am sending you a big hug just because i care. Oh i bet Christmas can't come and go soon enough for you in waiting for your little bundle of joy coming.
Steph, i know that you will not be exactly jumping for joy, but i do hope that yesterdays little surprise lifted your spirits to give you more ammo to cope with all that you have going on at the minute. I wish i could take some of it away for you but i can't. so just know that i am thinking of you dear friend.
Sandra, give mum a cuddle from me as they are the most precious friend a girl can ever have. They don't judge but support, they don't criticise but see the alternatives, but most of all they are always our first very best friend who we can trust implicitly.
Well done to all the winners, enjoy your prize when it arrives.
Well, i think i will have a wee play today as Campbell is away to see his parents, Rory is watching telly and i am wanting to try out my new stamps and die (Noel frame) out that came yesterday from Sunrise. Have a lovely day everyone and hugs to all my angels who need or want one.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah(Glenochil)

Gail said...

Gorgeous card and fab technique - will have to give this a go xx GailT xx

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue. I love the frame in these cards. Really can't believe I missed them. The detail in these dies are beautiful. Another stunner for a Sunday.
Lots of love
Jo xx

hazel young said...

Love the design Sue a wonderful card xx hazel

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
So glad you decided to post this card, it's stunning and I love the stained glass effect
Hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THIS CARD AND THE TECHNIQUE. ALWAYS REMINDS ME OF STAINED GLASS WINDOWS. WHAT A CRACKER OF A CARD.
CONGRATS ALL YOU LUCKY WINNERS.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is gorgeous, and the background looks like the rays of the sun. How clever to use the "You light up my life" stamp.
Congratulationns to the comment winnerss.
To those who are ill, housebound, in hospital, recovering from being violated by being burgled, or have sorrow in their lives, have the best day you can.
Love to everyone xx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, lovely lines and shapes and colours.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow. The effect didn't show up to well on my screen so thank you so much for the additional pics which did show the full effect. I really will have to try and give this a go. Congrats to the very lucky winners.
Beverley W

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

What a fab technique, the card is stunning and I'm glad you decided to post it.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Stunning, love it

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. it reminds me of a spider's web after it's rained and the sun is shinning on it. Only your card is more intricate and sparkly. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Absolutely fab.

darcydaydream said...

Morning or is it afternoon? anyways, I love this card, just love it.
Have a great day.
Best wishes ...Christine in Darcy...xx

julie laz said...

Hi, can I just tell everyone, I know people and there dogs some are baby's mine are,
anyway I have 2 wood mounted stamps unused, that I am giving away, I want to give them to people who have theses dogs, I've put them as my profile pic so you can see what they are,
the wood is 10 cm but the stamps are smaller 6 and 7cm free to a good home, thanks Julie xx

Sue I do hope you don't mind xxx

IVY Cheong said...

good afternoon Sue,

Oh wow! I just bought this gorgeous die and it arrived yesterday and now I can try this technique and create this stunning card. Thank you.

Love,

Ivy ling xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I really love today's card. It reminds me of the light at the top of a lighthouse! So your sentiment was just lovely. What a lovely card and sentiment to receive. I too have tried this technique and I was pleasantly surprised how well it turned out! Haven't tried it for a while so need to have another try. Thank you, Sue. Have a lovely Sunday.
Cameeli - so sorry you are not well but hope your lovely news cheers you up lifts your spirits.
Maggie - have a lovely time in Australia. Safe journey and we will bow watch until you get back .
Norah - not sure if you'll remember me asking you about a rainbow book/ card you made. I am going to make rainbow books with my Monday Craft Children. The pages are the colours of the rainbow like yours and we will have a different favourite thing on each page. Took me a while to prep but we are ready to go now! Will let you know how we get on. You are not a battle axe - just a lovely caring Mum and friend. x
Sandra - safe travel to visit your Mum and hope it doesn't make you too unwell - the travelling that is! Hope physio is helping you. x
Have a lovely Sunday everyone.
Sending hugs to everyone.
Love Myra xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, that die is a spiders web.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
I do enjoy this technique, it is well worth the time taken for the brilliant result. Beautiful card. Congrats to all the lucky winners.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card yet again!
Jimi Mac

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. Love this card. The technique looks fun. Must try this. Caz x

Diane said...

Hi Sue love this card today and can't see that it is damaged. I remember using glitter and glue years ago so it is lovely to be reminded to revisit. Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Love Diane G xxxxxx

Cameeli what lovely news congratulations xxx
Magpie safe journey to oz and have a lovely time with your daughter xxxx
Jane congratulations on your ruby wedding anniversary xxxx

Jayne S said...

What a lovely way to use the background die. It makes a stunning card. I will definately try this.

Paula said...

Such a lovely card Sue!

Paula x

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the stained glass effect, haven't done it for years so will have a go with your dies.

JULIE Can you put me in the draw for the stamps please. I am sure there will be a few dog lovers who will want them too. Very kind of you to do this.

Congratulations to all the comment winners.

Jacquie said...

Stunning Sue, always love your stained glass cards.

Love & Hugs

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

Susan White said...

Stunning die and lovely frame today Sue! Congrats to all the comment game winners, Susan x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is such a lovely technique and the finished card is really beautiful.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Janice K said...

I'm so glad you decided to post this design as its gorgeous. Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration Sue. x

Brooke b said...

Congradulations to the lucky winners. Beautiful card love the die it is so lacy.

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue, wanted to let you know I got my stamps thank you!!. This card is so beautiful placing an order to get this die and bow die. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world.

Nana on the Hill said...

Hi Sue, I can see this one in black and white as a cobweb for Halloween. Such versatile dies.

Jill Liddle said...

A very different technique today. I think I may have to give this one a try. I'm sure it will never come out as good as yours does Sue.

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely sentiment and lovely card! xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely card today. I love the frame. You have really taught me how important frames are (and matting and layering and piercing). I really makes a card.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue. First of all, congratulations to this week's winners. I think I love everything about today's card. The background die is just so beautiful and I love the frame. I've not tried the stained glass technique as yet but I have to say it's well worth waiting the 24 hours while the glue dries. I'm thinking it doesn't have to be too thick:). As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue I love this card it is stunning, I have the die for this but mine doesn't look as good as yours, practice,practice, practice.lol Yvonne xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is so beautiful and love the colours. Thank you for sharing this fun technique. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Pam hugs to you and Robbie.
Tina E you special lady, you and Claire are in my thoughts and prayers, gentle hugs.
Maggie have a great time with your daughter in Oz, we will watch the bows until your return.
Frances and hubby belated Happy Anniversary, hope you had a lovely day.
Zena sorry about the burglary, some wicked people in this world.
Cameeli wonderful news about the impending arrival of your grandson, gentle hugs.
Special hugs to Margaret corgi owner, Steph, Jean D, Norah and Rory, Lynda B, Magpie, Lindsay, Lynne M, Heather T, Pat L and Sarah, Myra P, Maureen K, Anne C, craftynanna and hubby, Wheely Bad and Billy, Alimecca and Aunt, Meg and babies Leo and Skylar, Sandra, Mrs B, P in Wales, Janet Echo, Brenda L, Helen K, Cheryl, Ita, Julie and Lee, Dawn texas, Angela W, Maria, A and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Love this technique, and your dies always make this a winning card, just stunning.
Congratulations to all the winners xx

Theresa Sweetman said...

lovely card

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Congrats to all the winners
This is a beautiful card and the polished silk glitters are really sparkly with lovely colours.

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card, will have to adapt this ,as I haven't this die. Hope everyone has had a good weekend.
Congrats to all the winners.
Susi x

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
thanks for sharing this lovely card with us all. Congrats to all the winners and Steph so pleased you won the Wednesday card. Norah just keep on wanting the best for Rory it just shows what a wonderful Mum you are. Pam a special hug for you. Cameeli sorry things not so good at the moment but what wonderful news grandchildren are so wonderful to have I just wish we still had all ours. The youngest 2 have gone into care and we can't have them because their Daddy was only our foster son. We fostered him from 19mths old to adult. He just decided after our holiday in May he couldn't cope he didn't discuss it with us never even hinted. We are dreading Christmas. But we are still lucky as we still have our other two. Love and hugs to all.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
so glad you decided to show this superb creation.
Love it, as I usually do your superb creations.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

terrie said...

Even if it got damage a bit...it's still a great looking card.
Well done Sue

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue I like the embossed frame.
Oh Tandy I am so sorry to hear about your grandchildren - we fostered years ago and the babies and children did feel like family but they did not stay with us for long. They must also be feeling sad without you. Sending you love and a caring hug.
Love and hugs to Pam and everyone else in need.

Meg
xxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, damaged frame notwithstanding this is a gorgeous card. I love the stained glass technique and have made several cards in a similar vein. The wait for the drying time is well worth it.

Sandra - Sue posted a video called Stained Glass Window on 15th April 2014 - a different die but you can see the technique.

Jane - congratulations on your Ruby wedding anniversary and many thanks to all those who have left wishes for hubby and myself on our anniversary.

Congratulations also go to the blog post winners, I'm sure you will enjoy your prizes.
Frances

Karen Drew said...

The background die is stunning. My list is getting longer and longer!!!!
Congratulations to the winners
Luv Karen xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card, the die reminds me of a spider's web every time I see it! Zena so sorry to hear about your burglary - there are some horrible people. Cameeli great news - hope that has cheered you up. Off to pack now for our trip to Scotland tomorrow. Might not be around till the weekend depending on reception etc. love and hugs to everyone. Alison xxxx

Diane Maitland said...

Hello Sue
This is an amazing card, it reminds me of a delicate spiders web, lol. The mixture of colours are perfect. Another example of your expertise, lol. Love from Diane xxx
I hope everyone is keeping well, and finding plenty of time for crafting. Hugs from Diane xx

Jean Bullock said...

What an awesome card. I love that picture frame die cut and the stained glass technique is so cool. I pinned of course. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605186165/

Vie Carter said...

What a beautiful card

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

What a busy time you had at Colemans yesterday. It was great to see all your wonderful cards on display and to watch some of your techniques. Thanks so much. Hope you will be back there soon.
I came away with the snowflake embossing folder which I am just about to try out.
Jan
Northampton

Pam Elder said...

very elegant design. The background die is beautiful and the frame is simple but tasteful .What a pity it is no longer available as it has been
discontinued.Does anyone know if it is in stock anywhere .I have looked on the web sites but no luck.

CraftyJo said...

Stunning, thanks for the detailed directions.

Maureen Reiss said...

Really beautiful card!! Love the colors and of course the *GLITTER*

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone! Stunning card today Sue,love the glitter technique and the die is soo gorgeous.The card yesterdays was nice but found the middle a bit to busy,sorry. Spent some hours watching your crafting skills and some others at Colemans yesterday,the crowd did not let off until gone nearly 2pm and you were sooo busy,don't know how you doing it but we all love you for it. Bought some gilding flakes and double sided sticking sheet,yelp have never used either before so maybe when you feel up to it Steph you wouldn't mind give me a lesson or 2 or are you to busy signing autographs after winning a Sue's special, you lucky lady :-)anyhow enjoy you fabolous win and congrats to all the other winners this week. Sandra-congrats to your girls award,and hope you had a good day today and not in to much pain coming home. Cameeli-take care,lovely news of a grandson. and Kitty too with baby Cole. Hugs to baby Leo and Skylar.and Sarah too, Pam-are you taking it easy? Hugs to you and rest of family. Norah-from beautiful Scotland even if it was raining for a week when we visited we had a great time. I agree with your words regards what happened to Zena,it's discussing how they behave and then we paying for it.They would have it worse in some elderly peoples homes around and pay for them-self,maybe they should swap places,,,,,hmph. Cheryl- take it easy,gentle hug. To all on this Blog take care and

Hugs Maria x

barbara macaskill said...

Sue~ I have enjoyed our chats and will get that information where it needs to go tomorrow morning.
LOVE this card and am definitely going to be trying this technique! What a lovely effect it adds! Cannot even tell that your gorgeous card is damaged even though I tried to find where the damage was. Absolutely gorgeous creation!!
Congratulations to all 6 lucky winners!!! Enjoy your goodies!!
Looking forward to more of your posts!!!! Barb MacAskill

janet said...

Very pretty -what a good idea. I do like this card very much.

Well done all the winners. One day my name will appear ... won't it??
Hugs
Janet in Kent

Joanna Dickson said...

I'm going to try this technique some day Sue. I keep thinking about it so it's about time I put my thoughts into action. The one you did using the die from the Italian collection.
Well done to all the winners.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Sorry for my absence been visiting family in the UK, been catching up on all your cards and videos just lovely and today's is beautiful must try this technique , thanks Sue xx
Crafty hugs to everyone
Jean D
Xxx

Theresa Pace said...

this is stunning.a true labour of love. love the colours you picked. i'm thinking distress glitters would work too. hugs xx

Bridge x said...

Another beautiful card Sue - you were incredibly hard working at Colemans yesterday and I don't think you managed to get a break but the whole time you were so helpful and cheery. Loved watching your demos and finally I have now got the knack of making the roses after watching you yesterday - yay!
Best wishes
Bridget. X

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the frame and the stained glass window effect too.
Donna Jones

Txcowgirl said...

Hello Sue and friends,
What gorgeous cards these last two days, and congratulations to the winners, how excited you must be.
Today I am catching up on the blog posts, but had such a wonderful Saturday attending our local scrapbook store's crop. We are fortunate to still have a small, privately owned scrapbook store, so many have gone out of business, leaving only the large stores.
The owner, held the crop at a local barbeque restaurant's banquet room. There were 24 of us there, and we could bring anything we wanted to work on, and eat barbeque all day, too. So, I took my recently received, Sue Wilson dies. I quietly sat in the back at my table, die cutting away, making cards. Most of the ladies I didn't know, and only knew the store owner casually. About noon we were circulating around seeing what others were working on. When a few ladies came to my table and saw the gorgeous die cuts I was cutting, they just couldn't believe it. They all wanted to know where they came from, how could they get some, who made them, etc. Even the store owner had never seen anything like them, except Spellbinders some. So everyone was asking the owner to try to get them in her shop for sale. I don't know if Sue reads our posts, but the owner took the info from one of my die packages. She's going to try to find out if it's possible to sell them in her shop. I wondered if Sue has info I should pass along to her. The shop is Scrapbook Emporium, in Nash, TX, and her name is Micky. Either way, I wanted Sue to know what a big hit she was at the crop yesterday.

Txcowgirl said...

Hello Sue and friends,
What gorgeous cards these last two days, and congratulations to the winners, how excited you must be.
Today I am catching up on the blog posts, but had such a wonderful Saturday attending our local scrapbook store's crop. We are fortunate to still have a small, privately owned scrapbook store, so many have gone out of business, leaving only the large stores.
The owner, held the crop at a local barbeque restaurant's banquet room. There were 24 of us there, and we could bring anything we wanted to work on, and eat barbeque all day, too. So, I took my recently received, Sue Wilson dies. I quietly sat in the back at my table, die cutting away, making cards. Most of the ladies I didn't know, and only knew the store owner casually. About noon we were circulating around seeing what others were working on. When a few ladies came to my table and saw the gorgeous die cuts I was cutting, they just couldn't believe it. They all wanted to know where they came from, how could they get some, who made them, etc. Even the store owner had never seen anything like them, except Spellbinders some. So everyone was asking the owner to try to get them in her shop for sale. I don't know if Sue reads our posts, but the owner took the info from one of my die packages. She's going to try to find out if it's possible to sell them in her shop. I wondered if Sue has info I should pass along to her. The shop is Scrapbook Emporium, in Nash, TX, and her name is Micky. Either way, I wanted Sue to know what a big hit she was at the crop yesterday.

Helen Kington said...

Good evening Sue and all out there - not quite sure what happened to time today. This card is beautiful. I have tried the stained glass technique and I think it will need practice.
As I'm so late I haven't read all the comments so to the lucky winners I say congrats.
To all I say hope you had a good weekend and that next week is good for you. Take care all Helen K xx

Helen Kington said...

Sorry to add more have just scanned through the comments and I wanted to sat congrats to Cameeli what wonderful news - I am sure time will fly for you and just think at the end of the day you will be able to hand the baby back.
Hugs to all Good night hope you all sleep well (something that eludes me - how do you get to sleep?). Tomorrow is another day. Helen K xx

nannapat said...

Great technique & lovely colours Sue. A really beautiful card. Pat x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card, just stunning.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Laura O said...

great card love this technique and the die makes a stunning card,Laura O

SHARICA said...

Lovely Card .. xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes where did my day go lol
Such. Beautiful card I love this technique I have used it a lot. Love the colours you have used & I love the die it's gorgeous .so glad you posted it.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to all the comment winners enjoy your prizes.

Cameeli congratulations on your new's of a grandson on the way he will melt your heart my little man dose. I hope you feel better soon & in a brighter place love & Hugs Lynda xx

June Smith where a outs in Kent are you ? I'm in Broadstairs Hugs Lynda xx

Maggie enjoy your time with your daughter in oz safe Journey Hugs Lynda xx

Tandy so sorry about your two grandchildren being in care & not letting you have them it must be heartbreaking for you. Your in my thoughts & prayers love & Hugs Lynda xx

Sandra sorry girls lost there game thanks for your message on my blog I will Email you hugs Lynda xx


Jane congratulations to you & hubby on your Ruby wedding anniversary hope you had a good day hugs Lynda xx

Special hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Tina E & Clare,Tres,Tandy,Yorkilass Lindsay,Lynne M & fur babies,Maureen k,Wheely Bad & Billy,Hazel,Juli Laz,Cameeli,Steph,Brenda L,Pauline A,Jean D,Magpie,Nanna Tina,Mrs B,Pat S,Myra P,Janet Ecco,Ita, Babies Leo & Skyla,Helen K,Dian M,Cheryl B,Txcowgirl,Pat L & Brave Little Sarah,Big Hugs to Rory & Special Hugs to Mum Norah, love Lynda xx

Hugs to anyone that need them xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous as usual. Glad you posted as I think this is my favourite background of your its gorgeous.

Well done all the winners
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Darlene4527 said...

Another beautiful card. I'll have to try that technique.

Di said...

Beautiful card, another great technique, so much inspiration

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. Such lovely colours.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care everyone.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Paula Gale said...

Wow Sue
Beautiful card - can't believe you nearly didn't post it! I love the frame and the internal dies, the technique is very good; I'd be a bit impatient waiting for it to dry. Beautiful coloured glitters too, they go exceptionally well together. Love it. Really glad you decided go show it after all. I can't see any problems with it but I know we always see imperfections like they're the size of the moon when it's our own work!
Take care
Paula x x x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Catching up with your cards as been away and have came home to very high winds and heavy rain.
Stunning card Sue you put so much work into each and every card you make. Thank you for showing them all to us which is Appreciated. You are always showing us new techniques which i would never think up on my own .
Take care
Hazel G XX

Anonymous said...

Wow -- just never thought to use the background dies to do the stained glass effect. Brilliant!!
Must give it a try.
5911countess

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said....

Beautiful card. Love the lace look very much, and the color is lovely.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Another fabulous card great technique.
crafty hugs helen xx

Dawn Holben said...

I really love this card, the effect is just stunning.
Now I know what to do with all the glitter I have been hoarding.
I do love glitter but never know what to do with it apart from hi-lighting. I bet you didn't make as much mess as I seem to with glitter lol

Dorothy Rushford said...

I absolutely love this card .I have tried everywhere to buy the grand large labels, but have been told that it is not being produced now. I am so disappointed. I just love every card you make. Gives me plenty of ideas. Thanks Sue. Keep up the good work