Sunday, 2 November 2014

Happy Anniversary

Good Sunday morning all!   Another panel card but this time it is the caught in crystal technique.  I love this technique and just have to revisit it every so often.  I selected three colours of alcohol ink: cool peri, purple twilight and aqua.  On a piece of acetate, I used clear Crystal Lacquer and swizzled it all over the sheet.  Next, I dripped the alcohol inks all around, being very sparing with the purple twilight as it is much deeper than the other two.  I flicked some silver mica powder on to the surface to add some shimmer.  I crumpled a piece of white tissue paper and then placed it over the top and used some kitchen roll to tamp it down.  I left it to dry overnight.  I cut the background into three equal strips and then matted it with white card (this helps to make the colours pop) for my background.  I cut the Provence die from my French Collection in coconut white card.  I used the smaller die from the Salzburg and cut a frame.  I stamped my sentiment then glued the frame over it.  I added a thin bead of dries clear glue around the edge of the frame and dusted it with Iced Snow and allowed it to dry before mounting it in the centre.  I wrapped some white seam binding around the bottom of the card and added a bow.  I made a couple of melted flowers and added one to my bow and one to my sentiment tag.  I finished the bow with two matching stick pins.  I pierced a background mat  in coconut white card then finished the card with a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.

Now for the winners of the weekly comment game.  This week's winners are:

Maureen B!!!
Kates' Cards!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed., Oct. 29th, the winners are:

Debra Kenworthy!!!
Janet Hampson!!!
Samantha Dalton!!!

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


auscrafts said...

caught in crystal is one of my favourite techniques ,lovely card

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW how on earth does this happen? I´m ony the second to comment here today, and there´s usually over 100 before me LOL.
But as usual you´ve just doe such an awesome piece of art here Sue. It´s sooo gorgeous and beautiful as usual, and I just love it. Such an awesome technique.
Congrats to all the lucky winners here.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue and the wilsonettes hope you are all ok today
Sue I love this card the colours are stunning. I love the panelled cards you do. Congratulations to all today's winners. Take care xx

Debs A xx

Anonymous said...

Another technique to try love the colours. Congratulations to winners. JJ x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I absolutely adore today's card, I learned this tecnique from you way back and each time I do it it's different. I love the colours you've used and your melted flower (mine just don't look like yours lol).
Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs x
Heather T

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, brilliant technique. Congrats to all the winners. I did'nt get to the shop sale saving up for your new set of dies coming soon, they sound great take care all, Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

Love the panel cards and that is a technique that I haven't see before but hope to try - it is beautiful. Love the colours too, the melted flowers set it off perfectly,

thank you

Muriel x

Jill Berg said...

What an interesting bachground! Lovely card

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Another lovely card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue, all Wilsonettes and all comment winners.
Id forgotten just what a wonderful effect C.I.C has for a background. I remembering playing with this kind of thing last year, but in pinks, sooo much fun.
The colour's chosen make every wonderful detail of this card POP. What a lovely start to this dark wet day.
Although its dark and miserable at the moment, Im going to TRY to bring some Sue style sunshine into my day.

I hope those that feel unwell or down can also find a little Sue sunshine to brighten your day and I too send warm caring hugs.
TOB - hope this sunshine hug reaches you today xx
To our lovely sister's that are finding life a struggle, we will be waiting to welcome you home as soon as you are ready.
I look forward to another week of amazing inspiration, and whatever your plans are Sue, have a wonderful week.
Hoping the kitchen is warm and cosy, coffee pot on the burner ready to hear about our day in France.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful card. Lovely colours on your caught in crystal piece. Congrats to all the lucky winners. Have a great day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card my favourite technique and colours what
more could we ask for. Congratulations
to all the winners.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

P. S. SANDRA.... If you did your craft fair would love to know how it went.
LS xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the card, and your stick pins just finish it beautifully. I'm so looking forward to seeing your new dies.
Cheryl - wishing you strength and good wishes for your forthcoming treatment. Sandra, I was pleased to read that you had decided to use your own details for the craft fair, your daughter was brilliant to do your business cards - hope it went well and that your health isn't suffering too much afterwards.
Hope you don't mind me using your blog Sue but I'd like to ask if anyone has seen the new Cut n Boss in action, it is worth the money?
Sending hugs to all in pain. Sue xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi again. Sorry - forgot to say congratulations to all the winners! Sue xxx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today I love the technique you have used, so inspiring and the combination of colours is awesome, also love the stick pins to match.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Have a great Sunday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Another stunning card, love the background colour and the design. Congrats to all the winners. Hazel x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
WOW this is amazing. I have never tried it but must do soon
Pat x

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
"Before I Start I Just Wanted To Say Have A Safe Flight Home, We're Going To Miss You While You're Gone, But Say Hello To Your Wonderful Mom From All Of Us."
Today's Card Is Truly Exquisite I Just Love The Awesome Background And How You've Created It And Then Cut It Into Three Panels And Raising It For Effect.
This Card Is Extremely Rich, Opulent, Striking And So Very Much More, I Just Love Every Thing About It.
I Can't Remember You Using Anything Like This In A Video, But I So Wished I Had I Know Time Limits Are A Problems But It Would Be Great To See Maybe Done In Sections Like Part 1 And Part 2, I Know I'm Going Crazy Asking To Much From You.
I Love The Stunning Colours You've Selected The Cool Peri, Purple Twilight, And Purple Using Fabulous Crystal Lacquer And Adding Beautiful Silver Mica Powder. I Love The Beautiful Provence Die You've Used For Your Centre, And I Truly Love How You've Added Iced Snow Around The Edges Of Your Sentiment, Your Fabulous Bow As Always And Yet Another Beautiful Signature of Yours The Beautiful Stick Pins That You Now Create.
Sue Thank You For Sharing This Amazing Card, Thank You For The Great Photography Shots, They Bring Your Cards To Life.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All
Congratulations To All The Weekly Comment Winners I'm Sure You'll Be Thrilled With Your Gift.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, such a lovely card and this technique always look so good. Love your dies on this one, they really do stand out.
Congrats to all the winners x

Glennis said...

Very pretty - I haven't done caught in crystal for a long time - thanks for reminding me about it

Marion Bull said...

Love this technique Sur but haven't used it since last Christmas! Thanks for the reminder. I'm going to make some cards today and will use this idea again.
Happy day everyone, the weather outside makes this a certain crafting day!
Marion B xx

ang said...

Hi sue Lovely card, never tried this but was meaning to, think craft club ladies might be getting messy this week lol. Thanks for fabulous inspiration angxxxx

Vick said...

I love doing this technique and this look s great Sue, Vick xx

Lesley Cann said...

I love the caught in crystal and it looks especially good in the colours you have used. The finished card is lovely.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a very damp Burgundy Sunday morning.
Caught in Crystal is one technique I have not yet tried. I suppose I'm being a coward but one day I may be brave enough.
I love your colours for today's gift and of course your French collection is just gorgeous. I would love someone to send this to me on my special day.

Sandra - hope all went well yesterday and you're not too tired and in pain as a result.
Norah -my love everything is still too raw for you yet. It takes time for that to ease. The pain never goes away it just changes as time goes on. You're doing really well my lovely friend. Just let nature take her course.
Steph - hope you manage to get into that lovely craft room of yours today. It is certainly a better place than outside in the cold and damp - not good for you! Nothing but an ordinary day yesterday here - just a sweep round; clean the bathroom etc and then some embroidery in the afternoon. I was still recovering from the surprise dispute in the Market on Friday. We are very very quiet here and even in Corbigny market town we've never seen anything like it before. After all the highlight of the week is usually the local farmer taking a couple of his cows in a trailer from one field to another. Because of inheritance laws etc their farms could be split over a great area and of course at this time of year all the so called 'tourists' have gone home so it's extra quite. As our old next door naighbour used to say 'so so tranquil' 'so so peaceful and without conflict'.

Congratulations to all this week's lucky winners.

To all who are in pain and under the weather am hoping your day gets better as it moves along. To all take care and stay safe.
See you tomorrow.

Gail said...

Good morning Sue and fellow crafters,
Wow, the panels are wonderful, this is a technique I have not yet, but I can see a little crafting done this afternoon.
Congrats to the winners! Thinking of you Pam and anyone else in a bad place.
Gail Cx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love panel cards . Jean Z xx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning card today Sue. Thanks for sharing xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card this morning. I have seen you and Julia use this technique before but haven't tried it myself. The colours you have used a really nice. Thank you again. Enjoy your time with your mom. Hugs Heather.x.
congrats to all the winners.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good Morning Sue and all the crafty Crew!!
Wonderful colours the purple and aqua is so yummy in my book. really love the french collection too.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Its a blustery day so take care if out and about!!
Cameeli xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the design so elegant. Gorgeous stick pins to match.

Congratulations to all the winners

Thinking of you Pam and sending gentle warm hugsxx

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I do like the technique though I have never used it I really should.Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
I've never heard of caught in crystal before, so I will have to investigate further. The results look stunning.. The detail on the die is jus gorgeous.
Best wishes, Anne O

Joan D said...

The background takes on the look of marble. Just really adore this effect. Another winner Sue x x

TDQ Karen said...

Great panels. Love this look. Beautiful finished card. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Such a clever technique with beautiful effects. Very stylish.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card. I love the effect the caught in crystal technique gives, and the colours you have used here are beautiful together. I still don't have any alcohol inks (crafting on a small budget means there is always something else-like your wonderful dies, that takes priority) I must ask Sandra and Pat if they have any I could have a play with. The Provence and Salzburg dies look so good too, with just a hint of sparkle. Love it all : )
Congratulations to all of the lucky winners : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Very pretty, never tried this technique.

Party went well last night, some fab outfits!

Lovely flowers for me for doing all the tables which was so nice.

Back to work tonight!

Love it you all xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the caught in crystal technique, so nice to see it again. Congratulations to alk the winners. Love Jean xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I have always loved this caught in crystal technique, and the colours you have chosen today, marry perfectly together, this card is gorgeous !!
Congratulations to the lucky Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card again today. I love this technique on your beautiful panels. Stunning :-) Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day, and hugs to all xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card sue love this technique xx hazel

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, and a great technique. I will definitely be trying this out but probably after I have finished my Christmas cards and have some time to concentrate. Thank you. Xx

Marianna Hammer said...

I haven't tried the ascohol ink technic yet... and I just got the Provence die. yeahhhh!! But this is a busy week, so it will be next week that I get to play with it all :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Love your panel cards and love this technique for the background, so pretty and each card unique. Congrats to all the winners. Have a good Sunday everyone. Gx

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card, Sue, do like your panel cards and the colours of the 'caught in crystal' are so pretty. Not one for me to try, no good at the arty things and thank heavens have no ink so can't be tempted! Will just admire.
Well done to all the winners and to Dawn Holben too.

'P'in Wales

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
I think I saw this beautiful card on your last shows. The colours you have chosen are lovely as is the design.
Safe travels if you are returning to the US.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this technique, must remember to use it more often. Very pretty card, the stick pins are so rich looking.

Love Rosemarie xx

gwen70 said...

I too love this caught in crystal technique, yours has made such a beautiful card, and everyone is different

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Your panel cards are so pretty and the background technique reminds me of marbling at school. Only we never did anything with the finished result, so now I know what to do. Congratulations to all you lucky winners. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs xx Pauline A

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful striking card. X

Virginia Davey said...

Morning everyone and congrats to all the lucky winners. Love the card never tried doing this type of background, will have to give it a go. The French collection of dies is beautiful and they make such pretty cards.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the colours you've used here - so effective. I've tried this technique once and was pleased with the results - but I must do it again after the Ccards are done - which I've still yet to start - maybe next week hopefully. Congrats to all the winners - enjoy.
Clare W

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card ThankYou tracyw x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card, I really must try the caught in crystal technique it gives a stunning effect.
Congratulations to the winners.

sonja_w said...

Fabulous card. I have just ordered the Salzburg and Vienna dies, can't wait for them to arrive and play. xx

Anne Crawford said...

Wonderful magical card! I think the Caught in Crystal has to be my favourite background as it does have that magic quality about it, and it reminds me of the very first time I saw you on TV , you were demonstrating this technique ( 9 years or so ago? ) I taped it and kept it till we got a new digital TV , and I knew then you were " Special" as you explained everything so clearly and looked so happy! I must do some backgrounds like this today.
Maureen , I hope you enjoyed the Golden Wedding and relaxed after all your hard work.
Special hugs to Pam ,Norah, Steph and Yorkielass June.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Love and Hugs to all xo

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Sue ... Love the card the background is lovely colours ... Happy crafting and have a nice Sunday .. x

weefortune said...

Stunning card, congrats to today's winners, hope all enjoy a relaxing Sunday. Hugs Elaine x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue I haven't tried this technique yet. it looks so pretty must give it a go .
Denise X

Edwina Scotney said...

Morning Sue, I love the effect of the caught in crystal technique, however I have not had success with it yets, perhaps more practive is needed. Best wishes Edwina

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, A lovely unusual card which looks stunning, I haven't tried this technique and I haven't any inks, so could anyone tell me if it would work with silk glitter glue? As I have thise . I would appreciate my fellow crafters help with this.
Congratulations to the fortunate winners. Weather awful here in the Fens, so not going out today,
X Ros

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue

A gorgeous card this morning. I do love the effect of a panel card. The colours are stunning too..
Congratulations to all the winners

Diane said...

Hi Sue oooh I like this background, haven't tried that trick for ages so must have a plat. The whole card is beautiful again sue so thank you for sharing. Hope you have a safe journey if you are heading home to your mom. Take care love Diane G xxxx
Steph why not have a messy play today with inks and not focus on making a card might help your mojo to just have fun and get hubby to get messy too and have a laugh. Enjoy xxx
Congrats to all the winners xxxx

Jane said...

Just beautiful.

Jane xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this caught in crystal is one of my favourite techniques. Love the colours you have chosen, and your stick pins are superb all adding up to a beautiful card. Congratulations to the comment game winners. Have a great day. Bx

Joanna Dickson said...

Happy Sunday one and all.
Another gorgeous card. I've tried the technique before with the acetate and I loved the results but never bothered using the end result. I really like this card. Love the stick pins too.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Lots of love
Jo xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, great colours on the background panels. Can't wait to see what you have designed for the new dies.

Congrats to all the winners.


lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, but I'm not sure I've seen this technique so would be great if there is a video..
Looking forward to the new dies, can't wait!!
Lorna D

fame01 said...

Hi All
Such a stunning card today love it ,congrats to the winners ,hugs sarah xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the background ,must have a go some time.
Marion H

ellyscard creatief said...

Perfect card.
Love the colors.
Gr Elly

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I love the look of this technique but have never tried it. Thanks for showing and I love how you have used it. SueL x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
I love the caught in crystal look. I've a few alcohol inks and have used this technique on glossy card, but not on acetate. Nor did I use any mica powder with it. Must give this ago. Love love your stick pins. Wish I had a small piece of your talent and I would be happy.
Hugs to all in need of one today.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Forgot to say congratulations to all the winners, and of course that I love your dies.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous card today and the colours in crystal effect are beautiful. Love how you do that technique.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs to all to are in need of them and I hope your days get better very soon.

Love Sheila xx

DMJ said...

Who wouldn't love to receive a card like this!!!???!!! Another technique to try!!

Doreen x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Love this technique the card is stunning, love the colours you have used

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love your C in C background the colours are beautiful against your Provence die, and the flower and those stick pins are just stunning. Thanks Sue, safe flight when you travel hugs to you and mom xxxx

Sending warm hugs to Yorkielass & L, Lynda and everyone especially if your down or unwell xxxxx

Jean D

Congrats to today's winners !!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love this technique it always looks stunning and the mica powders and or glitter in it always has a wow factor when it catches the light. Fab card.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love this technique it always looks stunning and the mica powders and or glitter in it always has a wow factor when it catches the light. Fab card.
Beverley W

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. I love this technique. You get a different outcome every time! The colours you have used are very pretty. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.
Congrats to all the winners.
Hugs to all.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous colours used in this card. Love tge technique. Well done to the winners.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So beautiful, the die cut at the front really stands out.. Great colours

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card. I love this technique for backgrounds. It's always a surprise seeing how it turns out. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card today. I do like this technique and must try it myself.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a great technique only tried it once, so will have to give it another go, the card looks fabulous.
congratulations to all today's winners, enjoy your goodies.

Take care everyone, Jess x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card ,beautiful colors and style.
Elaine H X
Congrats to the winners x

Paula said...

love this look, I am off to find a youtube video of it.

sued99 said...

Love this card especially the background. Thank you for picking my name out this week.

Maxine T said...

I love that background, not sure how it is done, is there a video? Love the card. Maxine T

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card

Lacelady said...

Another great card Sue. Buckle cards are my favs, but three panels come a close second I think. Or they do when I see yours. Congrats to all the winners.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the technique and the colours you've used for the background, very nice indeed.

Congrats to the winners.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Deborah said...

I would love links directly from the items you used, specifically your dies, to where we can purchase them.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Love your Crystal technique the colours you have used has taken the card to the WOW factor.
Really Beautiful.
Congrats to all the winners
Take care
Hazel G XX

Kate's Cards said...

Ashamed to say I have never tried the background technique! It is beautiful and will have to have an alcohol ink play day!
Excited to have won in the comments game. Thank you so much Sue! xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Lovely card today Sue, one of my favourite techniques.
Ecco - try the caught in crystal, it's fab. Sue demonstrates this on her DVD and I've used it since the DVD came out. The christmas baubles are gorgeous when cut out, after it dries!!
Anne, the celebrations yesterday were great, didn't get home until after midnight and was worried in case the coach turned back into a pumpkin!
Yorkielass - where are you, hope you are well.
Sorry, forgot to congratulate Dawn yesterday, and congrats to comment winners today.
Barbiepinkfairy - pleased you had a good time last night.
Alimecca, Norah, Sandra, Steph and all on the blog - love and hugs xx

Maureen Killen said...

P.s. Sorry my only excuse is that I'm dog tired. Love also to Pam & Robbie, Anne and Iain, Lynda and our lovely Sue xx

Caroljsmith said...

Wow sue love that background and the colours.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Absolutely stunning Sue.What a fun technique.
Love the colours and your stick pins are fab as usual.Thank you for sharing all your beautiful cards. Congrats to all the winners,you lucky ladies.

Bad weather,no umph and no mojo for nothing blaaa, a day for catching up on planner (crafting,strictly,casualty etc)Big cup of coffee made,will not be so bad day after all I think.
Love and hugs to all in need,tomorrow is a new day.

Warm Hugs Maria x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. The crystal background is beautiful. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

IVY Cheong said...

Omg! Love this card and the marble effect. Never seen it before and it's amazing. Thank you for the inspiration.

Love and hugs,

Ivy L xx

Janice Wallace said...

Hi all, never attempted this, but it looks amazing. Something else on my must try list.
Janice W

Anonymous said...

An absolutely stunning card.

Take care


Anneke klerks said...

BEAUTYFULL!!! liefs anneke

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonette friends,
Today's card reminds me of a Monet painting with the crystal lacquer technique. It looks like mulberry paper underneath acetate as it has the look of the fibres that make up the paper, but hey we know that i have a very fertile imagination and see things, well there is a flower or outside in umbrella down in the bottom right hand corner and a fish up at the top left, please tell me someone else can see them too? I love the colour scheme in today's card Sue as it is soft and subtle but so lovely. Another beautiful card that gives our memories a jolt back to the past for techniques. I have just read on my favourite dies shop that you are bringing out a Gemini die set this time, that will need to be my first of the new sets. Strange how my eyes seen it's name first within your line up of what they have and have coming.
Pam, sending you hugs dear friend.
Cheryl, i am so happy that you can have your treatment done and out of the way so that you can have some energy to have a joyful Christmas with your family. It is going to wipe you out lass but oh how worth it it will be. Sending strong positive hugs your way as we need to build you up before it starts.
Anne, I am glad that Iain is getting good reports home from the hospital and that he is getting stronger with each passing day. It was him trying to be a he-man and lift you over the threshold again all these years down the line that did it i reckon. Tell him to stick to the cup of tea or coffee in future;)). Seriously though i am really pleased that he is on the mend for your sake as well as his as it takes it toll the worry.
Yorkie Lass June, you are missed flower so much, but all i can say is thinking of you and hope that you come back as soon as you are able. Take care and sending hugs.
Pam, i would send you strength but mines as taken feet and fled. I would send you courage but mines is failing, so all i can send is love and hugs dear friend.
Sandra, i hope that you are ok dear lady and i hope that what we said helped you come to a decision. Your creativeness and beauty that you bring should not be sidelined by someone else or "used" by them for their own gain. You have a wonderful talent that deserves it's own recognition. (())
Steph see when you find your mojo and energy again keep a wee bit back in reserve for leaner creative days.(())
Well done to all of today's winners, enjoy ladies your prize when it arrives.
The black clouds that were over the hills and skies have moved on some where else now so i hope that we can have a nice day. I don't mind it raining on the hills or at night when we are sleeping but i need the brightness of the day especially since the clocks went back as it gets so dark so early. Have a good day everyone with hugs going to all my Angels both on blog the now and not. I hope that the sun will shine out from wherever you are today. My thoughts and prayers to all my dear Angels not up to the mark at the moment,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and the crystal technique looks lovely, don't have any alcohol inks so can't give this a go. Congratulations to all the winners today, enjoy your prizes

Hugs and best wishes to everyone

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, another winner for me today. Lovely card with the beautiful French dies. I have never tried the caught in crystal technique but I know I really should. I shall have to re-visit your DVD for a reminder.

Congratulations to today's winners.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Just lovely.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

utilitygirl said...

Another lovely card, as always, Sue

nzillingworth said...


June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love it never heard of the crystal craft it's beautiful have a safe journey home love to your darling mum love you sue miss you.
Comgrats to all the lucky winners. So needed your hugs today steph thank you xxxxxxxx June xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

WOW - Another to add to my fav list. Greens and Blues are beautiful and the panel effect is stunning. Lovely to see something different for an Anniversary Card. Keep'em coming....

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Exquisite,this card. Must try this technique, it's beautiful.
It's made my day, sheer beauty.
Hugs, Rose

Pearl said...

Love the card today Sue, congrats to all the winners.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Laura O said...

love the colours in the background ,fab card .Laura O

redfox said...

LOVE this card. I just love the caught in crystal tecnique and I often use it myself. Thanks for your inspiration Sue, keep it up, we love it (and you of course!), love Sarah

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Haven't done a panel card in ages and have forgotten how effective they are. Thanks for the reminder! Linda S

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card, love this technique too and your hat pins match it perfectly.

Congratulations to all the winners

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Cathie Weary said...

Gorgeous card. Just love this technique but haven't used it in awhile. Will have to try it again. Can hardly wait to see what your new collection of dies are. I have all your collections so far and used them all the time. Thanks for sharing another wonderful card. You are an inspiration to us all.

hollyberry said...

Love the caught in crystal technique,makes a gorgeous background for a lovely card.

Dawn Holben said...

WOW what an amazing and beautiful card. I love the technique you have used and this is another must try one.
The colours are just stunning.

Maria Illsley said...

a fantastic card I just love this technique xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful Sue , great colours and technique,

Darlene4527 said...

Very pretty card. I'm going to have to try this technique.

vinita jain said...

Hello sue!
I am so glad that found your fabulous blog!!! Love to visit here! I am your newest follower and adore your gorgeous creations!
Love this stunning creation with marbling effect and crystal technique, love the color combo!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card. I look forward to giving it a go. Need to go and prove that I am not a robot, might not succeed as the 2nd word is gobbled-gook.
Evis M.

terrie said...

I like the panel background...
this idea would be great with all kind of colors...
Well done Sue

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I love the colours you have used along with the white card, so wintery and cold.
The Caught In Crystal technique is amazing and you never get two cards the same. There is a video at the top of the Blog for anybody who hasn't tried it yet.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners!!!

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
Never attempted this technique, but am waiting to do so.But also for you to do a video, so I can follow it Please.
Love today's card and the colours are my favourites. Will you be at the NEC Sue, I do hope so.
Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Take care. Susi x

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Again,
have just seen at the top of the blog page, you have a caught in crystal. So will waych and try, when I get time. Thanks Sue.
Susi x

barbara macaskill said...

I am definitely going to try the crystal technique!! It is an enchanting design!! Congratulations to the lucky winners!!!

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, I love this technique! I've used a similar method before but never with the clear Crystal Lacquer. I need to get a bottle and have a try as I think a card like this would be fantastic with the colours tweaked a bit for my beautiful sister's ruby wedding anniversary next spring...I'm still trying to work out how on earth I can have a sister as old as that lol. The stick pins just finish it off so well :). As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

sue wilson said...

love love love this card the colours are beautiful.i am into panel cards must try this style.

Jayne S said...

Love this technique, and what a stunning card.

Susan White said...

Those background panels are just fabulous! Congrats to this week's winners too!! Susan x

CraftyJo said...

I love the C-in-C technique and it's something I forget about! Thanks for the reminder that it can look really beautiful :)

SusanP, Kent said...

Such a beautiful result with these colours. Gorgeous!

Sandra said...

Good evening Sue & friends,
Well I am just in awe of you Sue, your caught In crystal technique is just so gorgeous, a unique piece of artwork every time! Lovely messy play time, dies us all good to get our fingers messy once in a while, the stick pins you gave matched look so amazing too! Xx
Steph, yesterday was a nightmare from start to finish and as a result I am still stuck in bed now, I have never felt pain like this in a long time, plus I seem to have flu symptoms too!
There were about 5 other major events going on in town this weekend including WI craft Fayre, which is in town centre, another gift fair a charity Boot sale and a huge charity book sale! We ended up in an annexe off the main hall, chosen by my fellow stall holder, they forgot to open the main door to this room so nobody knew there were more craft stalls in there, the result of which meant that in total 3, yes 3 people actually came over and looked at my cards/jewellery, they were also stall holders, most other stall holders were pretty fed up, one actually said she had sold more in one hour on her website than the six ire so hours we were sat there! I just feel devastated really, felt like giving up totally, because I had battled through pain to get as much as I could together in time, which was a good thing as the other woman had about nine things in total including a babies matinee set that counted for three of the nine things! What an experience!
Thank you sell so much for your help and advice, I just wish one that I hadn't bothered!
Huge hugs to each and everyone of my lovely Wilsonette family!
Sandra x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! This is a stunning card today !! I love the caught in crystal technique. I have not tried this technique before as I don't have any alcohol inks and I am not really one of those crafters who likes to do messy stuff !! (although myself and my stepdaughter do enjoy experimenting with the shaving foam technique !! We have found that quite fun to do.) I will have to get some alcohol inks and give it a go. The results look fantastic Sue !! I love your three panel cards. Your Provence dies ans Salzburg dies look great Sue. I love the bow and your beautiful stick pins to. A truly beautiful card today Sue. Thank for sharing.
I hope you have a safe journey home. Sending lots of love to you and your family from Tres x x x

To all the Wonderful Wilsonettes, sending lots of love to everyone today from Tres x x x

Tres said...

Sorry I forgot to say Congratulations to all of today's lucky winners. Love Tres x x x

Anne Crawford said...

Norah you have just made me burst out laughing at the mental picture of Iain trying to carry me over the threshold ! I don't even remember him managing that when we were young, anyway I also wanted too ask where you have glimpsed Sue's new dies? I have had a search but haven't managrd to find them, please tell xo

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I love it! I definately need to try this technique it is very effective. Take care Love Michelle S xxx

Shazza said...

Sue this is wonderful x

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the caught in crystal. Well done to all the winners. Pat x

Gail said...

Stunning card - luv it all and the stickpins are truly gorgeous xx GailT xx

craftynanna said...

beautiful card sue, i havn't tried this technique, perhaps i will one day, congrats to all the lucky winners well done, regards to all J

AnneRD said...

Lovely card Sue, such pretty background colours. Anne x

Theresa Pace said...

background looks awesome. i think this would work well for christmas too with snowflakes instead of flowers. love it, hugs xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, fabulous colours. Love the caught in crystal technique, but ashamed to say I've never tried it yet. Really must give it a go.
Congratulations to all of the winners.
Maureen, pleased the celebrations went well. Sandra, sorry you had such a horrible time and hope you are feeling a bit better now. Steph, Norah hope you are both ok. Sending special hugs to Pam, Lynne & pesky pooches, Lindsay , Julie and anyone who is in pain or down at the moment. Love and hugs to all. Alison xx

Janice K said...

A stunning card in such lovely colours, I love the effects that can be created using the captured in crystal technique.x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a gorgeous card love the colours, the stickpin is just so beautiful, this card really is a real work of art, I just love it.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Hope you have. had a good day.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Hi Anne,
I haven't seen them yet BUT that lovely shop called Icon has it written on their site the list of our lovely Sue's dies and they have Gemini as a new set but no pictues sadly. I am getting excited about it because I am a Gemini.
Norah x

lynda said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonette wow a gorgeous card I love the C in C technique & the colours are beautiful love the dies used.have a safe journey home Sue
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to all the winners

Cheryl B your in my thoughts Big Hugs Lynda xx

Anne C very pleased Iain is doing so well hugs Lynda

Pam your in my thoughts take care Hugs Lynda & hugs for Robbie xx

Big Hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Jean D,Myra P,Hazel,Yorkielass June,Lindsay,Tres,Tina E,Tandy,Wheelybad,TOB Theresa,Gail C,Sheila G,Cameeli,Norah & Rory,Steph,Lynne M& fur babies
& All wilsonettes love Lynda xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, this is fantastic. Love the colours (my favourites), beautiful card.
Di x

Maureen B. said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card. My favourite colours in it. I like the techniques you have used Sue. I think you are slowly egging us on to have a go at some more adventurous card making!!! At the moment I am bogged down and loving it -with Christmas cards and decorations with my little grand kids which are taking up most of my time but I will remember this very effective way of using inks etc. And try it out in the new year. Think you are offover the pond in time for Thanksgiving and seeing Mum so enjoy Sue. Bon voyage Maureen

SHARICA said...

Lovely Card .. xx

Cazzie D said...

Eveing Sue
I was inspired by one of your CIC Christmas cards you made last year and intended to create a card with this technique for my daughter's Xmas card. Your timing is perfect as it was a good refresher lesson. Thanks
Caz x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the caught in crystal technique. The card is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Meg said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Love and hugs

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Fabulous card. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful card. I love the beautiful marbled effect of the inks. Sometimes I wish you would show us some of your "fails" that is if you have any, lol. I am starting to get an inferiority complex. I pinned as usual.

DeyaniraC said...

Hello Sue
Amazing card. I love the techniques WOW.

To the winners Congratulations.

Mrs. Pam hope you are doing better.

Mrs. Norah do not give up look like you are the guardian angel of your dear friends.

Cherry you are love by your crafters friends and the are praying for you keep smiling nothing can take that from your even in the harder time.

Steph I would like to share some of my creativity with you but I believed it would drive you crazy. I believed that your creativity is around the corner, just way it coming.

Ladies keep yourself safe, healthy and enjoy life one day at the time
Thank you Sue for gorgeous card

Sandy H said...

This is a gorgeous card. The caught in crystal background is fabulous. Not tried this technique but have added it to my "must try" list.
Norah, I see your fish and umbrella. Have you noticed the little creature crawling up from behind the top r-h corner of the die?
Take care everyone.

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue, I haven't tried this technique either.
The colours are lovely.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Hugs to all,

Angela in S. Wales. Xx

America said...

WOW- I love that stunning Crystal technique. GORGEOUS work and fab design!

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful card, love this crystal technique

Well done to the lucky winners


Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Loving the colours & style of this beautiful card.
Will have to try the ink colouring technique as it looks so amazing.
Thank you for sharing all your
wonderful cards & I cannot wait to open my emails every day to see what beautiful work awaits..

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx