Sunday, 7 December 2014


Good Sunday morning!  Today's offering is a stained glass technique card.  It has been done using the longer, original method as I find it rather relaxing.   I cut the Austrian Background out of coconut white card and glued a piece of clear acetate to the back of it and rub it down with an anti-static pad.  I selected my glitter colours, using Vintage Violet, Lilac and Ice blue, all polished silk glitters.  Starting with the darkest colour areas first, apply the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to those sections on the back of the acetate, sprinkle on the vintage violet glitter and tap off.  Work through all three colours this way and leave aside to dry overnight.  As the glue dries, the glitter colour will become visible.   Next I stamped my sentiment in black and sponged around it lightly with Shaded Lilac distress ink.  I cut a white on white frame using the Salzburg die set and mounted foam on the back.  I placed it over the sentiment and trimmed away the excess card.  I mounted it in the middle of my background.  I tied a messy bow out of Green Gem seam binding and added it to the corner of my frame.  Using several layers of white tulle taped to a piece of card (it won't cut unless it is put through with card), I cut the Delicate Daisy Complete petal to make a frilly flower for my bow.  I topped it with a pearl button.  I finished the card with a white on white mat layer with a pierced inner layer.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.

Now for the Sunday Comment game winners.  This week's winners are:

Jan Moss!!!
June Ballenger!!!

From the extra qualifying post of Wed. Dec 3rd, the winners are:
Jean Z!!!
Christine (Andy Pandy)!!!
Annette M!!!

Just a quick note to everyone, but I do see that we have reached our next blog candy goal, but the drawing will have to be delayed a bit until I'm back.  I will get it done and posted as soon as I'm able to do so.

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


Pam said...

Loving today's beautiful card.
Congrats to all winners.
Hope everyone is well, warm and safe.
Hugs all round.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW!!! love it all and what super flower.
Congrats to all the lucky winners
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Julie Elli said...

That is so pretty. I love how you step the card down so that the aperture is really deep. Well done to all the winners. Big hug.
Julie E

Vick said...

Morning everyone, well done to this week's winners, Oh Sue that card is absolutely gorgeous I must do this still haven't, have a lovely Sunday, & give your mom a big hug from the U.K xxx Hugs, Vick
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Love the colours and your tulle daisy is gorgeous. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue another milestone, well done. Love today's card , it's pretty and I love how the sentiment is framed. Congratulations to all the winners.x

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, a really lovely card to welcome in Sunday morning, I have done this technique before and it is very satisfying.

Congratulations to all the winners.

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

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue beautiful card congrats to reaching a new goal, congrats to all the winners. Take care all Kitty.

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Another gorgeous card. Love the sentiment too. Hazel x

Carol from La Crosse said...

I just love the look you got with the silk glitters! Absolutely stunning!!!

Congratulations to the winners!

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, WOW a fabulous card and
that flower s gorgeous. Congratulations
to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love how you've done the stained glass effect but don't think my hands are steady enough to try it, although I will be having a try at the tulle flower. Don't worry about the blog candy just enjoy your time with your family.
Congratulations to this weeks winners, especially Alimecca. Barbiepinkfairy - please can I have some of your energy? Lancs Steph - thanks for letting us know about Norah, and Norah if you pop in we are sending you our very best wishes. Sue xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the whole thing thankyou for sharing your talent with us crafters once again thankyou tracyw x

Marion Bull said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous Sue, rely love the stained glass window effect! Happy day everyone!
Marion B xx

vinita jain said...

So pretty! Love the contrast of glitter colors and gorgeous flower.
Congrats to winner!

Glennis said...

Very pretty colours with the glitter - a great technique

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - fab card - a must try! Congrats to the winners and for reaching 5200 Wilsonettes!
Clare W

lilian said...

Hi All, beautiful card as always,
best wishes to all. Lilian

Clai01 said...

Lovely cards over the last two days and well done all the winners. x

auscrafts said...

lovely use of the glitters .love the colours

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I spent ages yesterday trying to cut out tulle flowers using dies I gave up in the end and cut them by hand, and all I needed to do was stick the tulle to card lol. Wish you had posted this card yesterday you'd have saved me from all the swearing lol. I love doing this glitter tecnique it looks so messy when your doing it but when it dries Wow! The sentiment is so nice I have a friend that it would be very appropriate for.
Congratulations to all the winners and you Sue for reaching 5200 blog followers although it's no surprise to me. With your busy schedule it's amazing you fit your blog in let alone do the prize draws.
Cheryl it was lovely to see your post yesterday your half way there sending you a gentle hug x
Norah I'm sending you a hug also x
Hugs x
Heather T

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, love he stained glass effect.
Congratulations to all the winners enjoy your prize
Happy crafting
Love and hugs
Love Tina x. X x x x x x

Anonymous said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue and all Wilsonettes. Congrats to all winners today enjoy your gift.
What a magnificent colourful card to brighten up this very dark and wet morning. Earlier in the year I treated myself - or should I say the people that bought from market treated me to 4 of the glitters as I had planned to do this technique but Ive never opened them ! But now I have the Scandinavian background in my life then I have no reason or excuse not to try it ! Its beautiful Sue.
CraftySuetoo - its barbiepinkfairy you need to thank for contacting Norah.
Myra - what can I say - bless you. Im very lucky, yes I have a few 'oopsies' to contend with but there are far worse than me chick. I live with them and work with them, I have good days and awful days but my motto is " Nothing will change with self pitty" will it all leave me if I moan about it ? No, so why moan lol... This is how I got into crafting - to divert my brain away from the pain and I know Im not alone when I say that am I ladies, which is why thiss sentiment goes to Sue and ALL OF YOU. Without Particraft and all the special friends Ive made through this blog I wouldnt be who I am today.
Sending warm comforting cuddles to those who need them today.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue My Dear Friend
I Love Today's Awesome Card, I Really Love The Fabulous Austrian Background Its So Pretty.
The Stained Glass Technique Is Something I've Not Tried Personally But I Must Try As I Have All The Glitters, Maybe Now Christmas Cards Are Out Of The Way I'll Give It A Go!
I Truly Love The Fabulous Sentiment, And Your Tulle Flower And Its Great To See The Return Of The Pearl Button!
This Card Is Truly "Magnificent" I Just Love It,
Sue Thank You So Much For Sharing, And The Fabulous Photography Shots I Love The Close Ups Of Your Work.
Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I So Appreciate It As I'm Sure Everyone Does.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All That Comment On This Awesome Blog Of Sue's!
Congratulations To The Weekly Comment Gift Winners!

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Stunning have a nice Sunday and happy crafting ...x

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, I love the glitter the colours and the flower is stunning
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous Sue with such lovely colours xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue. A very pretty card and a lovely sentiment.

Congratulations to all the winners.
Sue well done on reaching the blog candy goal 52.000!!
Have nice day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely crisp card, Sue, do like the stained glass technique and it's on the list to try - usually steer clear of glitters as the sparklies turn up all over the place for ages afterwards!
Well done to all the winners - can see Alimecca jumping with surprise when she sees her name.

'P' in Wales

Nanna Tina - is it your op tomorrow? - if so, hope it's a great success and you're soon back to crafting.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to all winners.very effective card Sue. Haven't tried this technique will have to give it a go.JJx

carol quinn said...

love this one, the colours go together perfect.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue. The colours are fab.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so pretty loving the tulle flower.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Nanny Jo said...

A Beautiful card, Sue. I love the stained glass effect. Good tip regarding the tulle daisy! Certainly one to try. Well done winners... Jo xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

lovely technique and colours used, must give it a try. The flower and sentiment are perfect.
Congratulations to the winners
have a good time with your family Sue, you so deserve a break

Muriel x

TDQ Karen said...

I love this card, I ave sent similiar cards to friends who ave loved the stained glass effect. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I love this card and the stained glass technique
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Anorher beautiful card. I still need to try this technique, when i have finished the christmas cards i will give it a try. Love the flower and i see the pearl button has come out to play. Congrats to all the winners. Hope you are having a great time with family and friends.
Take Care.
Denise T x

Joan D said...

Morning all. A lovely clean cut card. I love the way the bow is finished off with the tulle to look like a flower. Such a nice touch. X x x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card. I love the colours, and also using this technique, it looks rather messy to start with but once dry the beauty is revealed, great fun. I love the tulle flower too, I'm glad you have repeated the tip about cutting fabric with card backing for those that missed it last time.
Congratulations to all of the winners today.
Thanks Barbiepinkfairy for the news of Norah. Norah, be gentle with yourself. Sending a big hug to you.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Mrs B said...

Ooops, forgot to say congratulations on reaching 5200 : )) x

Anonymous said...

Great card Sue - and you can't go wrong with that slightly distressed flower..haven't tried die-cutting tulle yet so thanks for the tip


Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I really must try this technique I have many dies that it would work with and it looks so pretty. Congratulations to all the winners and for reaching 5200 followers that is a real achievement. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Heather Rogers said...

Beautiful Sue. This is such a lovely technique and as you say relaxing to do.

Many congratulations on getting to 5200. I am sure it is due to you posting every day and your kindness of heart. Well done!

Congratulations to all the winners too!
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Lesley Cann said...

What a lovely card to start the day. Love the colours.

sonja_w said...

Beautiful card using my favourite day set . Especially love that gorgeous flower x

Brenda Hanlon said...

What a milestone to reach but its not surprising, well done! The card is stunning and will be having a go using this technique.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Many congratulations on reaching the 5200 mark. You so richly deserve this achievement and much more. I for one just wouldn't have reached my level of paper crafting without you. Your inspiration is unique and you never fail in that inspiration. So a BIG BIG THANK YOU. What a fantastic way to start the Christmas Season.

Now for today's gift. A beautiful stained glass window for the second Sunday in Advent. What more could we want. Beautiful colours.

My journey into MHall yesterday wasn't too bad and I managed to purchase a few presents so my mountain of stocking fillers is growing nicely.
Am going to have an easy day today -Sunday is my day off from crafting- Have nearly finished writing my so I will be ready for the coming week.
Congratulations to all the very lucky winners this week. I can just see one of them floating on a beautiful white cloud when she reads her name.

To all venturing out today please wrap up warn and try to stay dry. To all under the weather hoping you'll feel better soon. To everyone take care and stay safe.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card today Sue and adore that background and the acetate behind it is fantastic. Hope you and your family are well and having a great time. Hugs xx

Norah sending you some happy warm thoughts and a bit of healing energy. This time of year can be hell on earth for some as it is a reminder of things past. Just remember the good times and the love and use that to help you through. Hugs xxxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card today, I can see why you find it relaxing to do. Congratulations on reaching 5200 followers and congratulations to the winners too. Have a great day with your mum. Love Diane G xxx
Tina hope the op goes well tomorrow xxx

karenlotty said...

Looks very pretty Not tried this technique I just know I'd be "cack handed" & end up with more glue on me than the card Will have a play in the new year (after the Christmas rush!)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is sheer elegance. Thank you for explaining how you cut the flower. Congratulations on reaching another milestone and congratulations to all the winners too. Best wishes

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card.
congrats to all the winners.

Chris Curry said...

Love the idea of the acetate and glitter technique. I keep forgetting about different techniques, must start trying some out. Thank you Sue for reminding us on such a beautiful card. Xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colours love the card! Colours are my favourites and gentle on the eye!

Managed to embellish my jewellery gist boxes with poinsettias, holly and ivy with white tulle and purple dazzlers all on centura white they do look lovely. Did two first Christmas cards, more gingerbread pots just need to start special cards I do for those who have been bereaved during the year. Unfortunately I have a few of these this year. Tree is up. Other decks to go up later!

So for today Tennis lesson, then going to a craft fair just for a nosy to see what people are selling and charging! Taking Tillly to a Christmas party, cook a roast, ironing and hopefully some crafting this evening! Ladies, let me assure you I don't have loads of energy but just think I m at a time in life that is probably the most busiest - work, young child, widowed mum and husband who works long hours so a lot falls to me!

Congratulations to all winners what a great early Christmas present.

Cheryl take it easy and you will come out the other side.

Gail hope your husband is doing ok

Love to all who need it xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the colours and that tulle flower is pretty.
Have a good day and enjoy your time with family ,

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love this one. I have sometimes wondered if I could cut a flower out of tulle, now I know how, thank you. I love this glitter effect, although like others I do tend to spread my glitter through the house. I bet I am the only one with a glittery black cat, (she likes to help me)!

Congratulations on the new goal, well deserved.

Love Rosemarie xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card and the background is great.must have ago in the new year.
Marion H

DMJ said...

I do like this effect; but I'm another who spreads glitter round the house!!!

Doreen x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love the stained glass effect, I really must give this a try. Love the flower.
Congratulations to the winners.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, love the acetate background and the flower is gorgeous. Congratulations to the lucky winners. Love Jean xxx

Paula said...

Great way to glitter up this card Sue.

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card today. Congrats to all the winners & great news on yet another milestone on your blog.


lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card!
Well done on reaching the next target, but its no surprise as yours is the best.
Lorna D

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats to the winners. Lovely colours today, love the embellie on the bow, very elegant

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful colours on this card today, very pretty design....just love it!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card and great technique!
Congratulations to the comment winners!
Wishing you well for tomorrow Tina xo
Thinking of you Norah and sending big hugs xo
Lovely letter L .Sue xo
Big Congratulatios Sue on reaching such a goal, you well deserve everyone of your followers !
Hugs to all xo

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is very striking, love the colours of glitters that you have used, they really are unusual but work so well together, and the tulle flower is lovely. Have a safe trip Sue. Well done to the winners. Bx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW this card is stunning
Congratulations to the winners
Carol x

Joanna Dickson said...

I love this. I still haven't tried the technique but will get there oneday.
I do wish there were more hours in the day sometimes. I'm getting nowhere fast. I have made the frames am think they complete an aperture perfectly.
Gosh to win your blog candy would be fantastic. ... I think I can speak for all when I say we are not going anywhere. Your blog is my daily obsession lol.
Enjoy your time away. Look forward to tomorrow's share.
Have a lovely Sunday one and all.
Lots of love
Jo xx

P's. Think I might put my tree up today... It might give might make me feel a big more festive lol xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card Sue,love the colors.

Joanna Dickson said...

Oops Forget to congratulate the winners.
Enjoy your prize xx

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue, i can remember doing this technic with acetate a long time ago with medallion stamps, so thank you for the reminder. Your card is gorgeous as always.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a nice

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue Love today's card, how beautiful! Haven't yet tried this technique but will be. Congrats to all the winners. Gx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card - I love this technique and your tulle flower really sets it off. Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Beverley W

TOB said...

Love todays card and the stained glass. Congrats to winners.
Hope everyone is ok and keeping warm.
Sue hope you are enjoying yourself with your mum.
Hugs Theresa xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card Sue. The new dies are so nice. Will definitely try this stsin glass. Thank you for your ideas. Hugs Heather x.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This card is so lovely, and the colours are beautiful. Steady hand needed to do it so may wait until after my Christmas glass of bucks fizz!!!
Alimecca - great to see you're a comment winner, I'm still on cloud 9.
Congrats to all the other winners.
Anne, hope Iain is well.
Love to everyone, I hope you are all as well as you can be.
Norah, hope you feel like coming back soon.
Sue enjoy your time with your mam xx

Sandra said...

Good Sunday Morning Sue & Friends,
Wow 5200 followers! That's just amazing Sue, it must make it all worth while for you! For us it's just proves what we already know, that we are all part of the friendliest, most incredibly inspirational blog there is! So thank you Sue for your huge dedication to inspiring the world to craft, while browsing around some blogs yesterday I noticed that crafters from all over the world use your dies and inspiration from the tip of Scotland to the far reaches of Australia and everywhere in between, CONGRATULATIONS my very dear friend, sending you and Mom huge festive hugs, I know you are counting down the days until you fly back so cherish every one ! Xxxxxxxxx
Today's card is a glittery delight, like you said Sue it's messy (careful Steph) ! But the results are so worth the effort, I did one in different colour blues with silver and it looked amazing, so go ladies have a go!
Well we are going to try going out to do a little Christmas shopping today in Swindon, I think Oxford will be way too busy! My older daughter Becca has gone off to the Clothes Show in Birmingham and my son has gone to the German Christmas Market, so a quiet day here! When I come back I have to get straight in my Craft Room so that I can update my blog again tomorrow, today's blog post is a little different for a Christmas Card , let me know what you think!
Norah sweetheart, sending you healing hugs, I hope you feel well enough to come back to us soon, we really do miss you, xxxxxx
Congratulations to all of the lucky winners, enjoy your gifts, xxx
Right no more stalling, I really must get ready for shopping!
Crafty hugs to Cheryl, Steph,Norah, Lynne, Lynda, Hazel, June, Brenda, Sam, Barbie, Jan, Myra,Margaret, Pat, Mrs B, Theresa, WheelyBad,Tandy,Julie,Frances,Tres, Maureen, Sheila and each and everyone of you, have an amazing Sunday whatever you doing!
Huge hugs
Sandra xxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
Another beautiful card. I just love using glitter like this.
Best Wishes,
Evis M.

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue I love this card today with such a beautiful background Beryl xx

Jacquie said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I do love this effect with the glitters.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a delight this card is I have never tried this technique,, don't know why, so I just might have to give it a go.
Well done on reaching 5200 followers, you richly deserve it, for all you do for us.
Congratulations to all today's winners enjoy your goodies.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card would make a lovely Wedding card in different colours, and thank you I am a Jean Z xx

hotpotato said...

love the colours of this card.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
What a wonderfully pretty card, love the colours and the technique. Congratulations Sue on 5200 followers...which doesn't surprise me one are a star!
Congratulations to all the winners enjoy your prizes.
Hugs to all who need them hope your days soon get better and brighter. Stay warm everyone.

Love Sheila xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love everything about it, the background is lovely, I love the colours you've used and the bow and embellishment is such an elegant finishing touch.

Congrats to all the winners.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Susan White said...

Lovely card and I do really like the little tulle flower - might have to have a go at those, and thanks for the tip about the card! Congrats to this week's winners, Susan x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
A truly delightful card and colour combo. The sentiment is wonderful.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I love this stained glass technique. It's quite exciting seeing how it looks when the glue dries! The little flower is so cute. Congratulations on your blog milestone! Thanks for sharing.
Well done to all the winners.
Hugs all round.

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the blue and white is so fresh looking. Congrats to all the winners, craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Maria Illsley said...

Great card love the flower xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a beautiful, stunning card. I have never tried this technique but as I have a birthday card to make for my best friend I think I will try to make this one. I know she will love it as much as I do. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card Sue! I have that lovely large die, so I really should try the stained glass technique, but it might hat eo be after Christmas.

Congrats to the winners, and congrats Sue, on reaching 5200 followers - we are getting larger by the day

SHARICA said...

Fab card .. congrats to all winners especially my mam :) xx

Gail said...

Really like today's card.
Will have to give this technique a go!
Well done winners.
Gail Cx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Congratulations on reaching 5200 followers! No surprise to us really - and it's the No 1 blog so far as we are concerned but it would be lovely to have it in back and white - so to speak!
Congratulations to the winners - well done Alison ! Enjoy your prizes ladies.
Just getting Sunday lunch prepared for the family! All good fun but I now like to be organised or I get flustered. Think it's called an age thing! Why do children always leave something behind despite your best efforts! Last Sunday it was specs! Don't think I'll try the glitter technique with them
Sue - I love this technique and it always looks so much better than I think iit will!! Love today's card and the bow and flower are lovely.
Chilly here today but a little sunshine.
Keep warm everyone - have a lovely Sunday .
Hugs for all, especially Norah , Lynne, Lindsay and others who are missing just now. x
Love Myra xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this tecnique must give it a try.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is another winner for me. I love this technique and it is worth the patience to see the reveal when the glue has dried. I really must get more of the glitters.

Congratulations on reaching 5200 followers, very well deserved.

Congratulations also to all of today's blog post winners. Have fun with your prizes.


nzillingworth said...


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the stained glass technique, your card is stunning and I have pinned it! Congratulations to all the comment game winners enjoy your prizes
Norah sending hugs and hope you will be back soon, miss you
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love the colours you have used with the fine glitter. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely card. Lovely sentiment.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue Congratulations to today's winners. Now back to today's card.
It's absolutely stunning I love the colours you have used.
I have this die so I think I will
Be having ago at this one.
Take care sue xxx

Debs A xxxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hi Sue and all

I love the background, what a great idea. I would not have thought of using tulle to cut flowers.

Swiftycrafter said...

As always a wonderful card Sue.
Lynne x

Susan Battensby said...

Hello Sue,
Would love to try this technique. Will have to be very patient though, not one of my strong points! Lovely card Sue, am always amazed how you come up with so many new combinations each day, you are so talented. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I was so excited that I'd won that I sent you my confirmation but forgot to leave a message here! See what you've done to me!! Anyway, thank you once again for picking out my name and thanks to everyone who has sent congrats messages, it does mean a lot. Today's card is lovely but I haven't tried the stained glass look yet as I'm still getting over glittering and gilding the poor cat a while ago!
Norah, I hope you're feeling stronger today. Nana Tina, hoping things go well with your operation, Steph hope you're not struggling too much in this very cold weather. Sending love and extra special hugs to everyone especially those above and my regular friends. Have a great day. Off to attempt to finish my cards. Love to you all and thanks again, love Alison xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Congratulations on reaching 5200 followers on your blog. You really are the best Sue, bringing beautiful cards daily and fantastic video tutorials. You have taught me so much and you make what I thought was complicated achievable. THANK YOU
Love today's card and the colours you have used are beautiful. I have tried this stained-glass technique and the results are stunning. Again it's thanks to you Sue that I tried this out.
Congratulations, to all the lucky winners, enjoy your gifts.
Hope you're having a good day, love Brenda xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely, lovely, lovely, what a pretty card as always, I'm running out of beautiful things to say, I feel like I say the same thing every time I comment on your outstanding master pieces, crafty hugs Julie xxx

Claire said...

What a stunner of a card, beautiful card.

Take care


Dee Snyder said...

Love this card. I really like the stain glass window effect, so elegant. Dee Snyder

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Congrats to all your lucky winners.
A beautiful card love the mahoosive flower ,
Elaine H X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
that's a beautiful card, I love the background. And the die, of course.
Hugs, Rose

Maryann Laursen said...

Beautiful card here again Sue, and I just love the tull flower too.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
What a lovely card. Love the tulle touch on the flower I'd never thought of doin that will def give that a go.
Love to all Tracy from killie.

Ivonka said...

I love everything about this card - especially the colour choice! Yx

camelot67 said...

Afternoon Sue,

I love this technique - Fab! Thanks for sharing and congratulations to today's winners. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day Sue
Margaret A.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.Fabulous card,that stained glass technique is beautiful.One day maybe.
Congrats to all winners!
Nice to see something nice,it's such a grey and cold day today.Still got a couple of cards to make but can't seem to find any energy for anything ggrrr trying to 'snap out of it'maybe tomorrow.
Thinking of you NannaTina-hope you op goes well and you be ok for x-mas Hugs.
Norah,LynneM,Lynda,ToB,Brenda,JuneSam,Janet,wheelybad, and everyone who are feeling low take care and many,many

Warm Hugs Maria x

Linda Graham said...

Really like what you did with background Sue,must give this a try, thank you, Linda x

fame01 said...

Hi sue
Loving todays card so pretty ,hugs sarah xx

Saba said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations to all the Lucky Winners and Special congratulations to you on Reaching 5,200 followers.
Today's card is gorgeous. I love the stained glass technique, the colours you have used really stand out and your bow with the tulle is so pretty. Yet another inspirational card to add to my ever increasing Pinterest board. Thank you for everything you share with us.

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners! Enjoy your prizes! LOVE this awesome card and I am going to try the stained glass technique as soon as I am able to get back into my craft room. I just had major surgery and am supposed to be down for 6-8 weeks. I know I won't be die cutting for a while because I have 3 3-4" incisions on my back and a 4" incision on my stomach and turning the handle on my machine would kill me right now! LOL
So glad that you reached 5200 followers! I have been sharing on FB frequently and many have thanked me for introducing you to them! I will keep my fingers crossed super duper tight in hopes that I see my name as the incredibly lucky winner of the amazing blog candy prize package!! What a treat it would be to add so many of your products to my craft stash!! It would put me on Cloud 9 for at least a year or more!
See you tomorrow for what I know will be another gorgeous card!! TFS!

Beth T said...

What beautiful,rich jewel tones. I love all the details, and layers for this card-very elegant.
Thanks for sharing. Safe travels.

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Firstly congratulations to all the winners, you have a wonderful keepsake on the way to treasure, beautiful card Sue, the stained glass effect is gorgeous- I can imagine how relaxing it must be playing with the glitters. I cannot wait to see you back on our screens as I love your demo's. Lots of love Jennifer x x x

Joan Donaldson said...

Afternoon Sue, a beautiful card. Love the stained glass effect. Congratulations to all the winners and congratulations to you as well on reach 5200 followers, that is some achievement and hopefully shows you how much we all love to see your beautiful cards.

terrie said...

Great looking card..I also like the tulle with the flower
Well done Sue

Barbara said...

Beautiful card1 I have done the stained glass technique years ago when Joanna Sheen demoed it on C&C. Now I have your fantastic glitters I can have another go and your dies are just perfect for it.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone

Such a beautiful card love everything about this one.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners hope you all enjoy your prizes.

Have a lovely day everyone

Margaret corgi owner

Cathie Weary said...

Congratulations on reaching the 5200 followers. Such an accomplishment. The card is gorgeous and love this technique so will have to give it a try. Thanks so much for all your inspiration and look forward to seeing more of your wonderful ideas.

CHERYL brown said...

Beautiful card with an equally beautiful sentiment. The stained glass technique always makes a special card 'pop'.
Congratulations to all the comment winners.Enjoy your prizes.
Managed to get to a friends' 60th Birthday party last night with the help of my youngest Daughter Fiona, and although we only stayed for a couple of hours, I was very delighted when she pointed out that she was wearing a silver and ruby brooch that mu late beloved Pete and I had bought her for her 40th! How lovely was that? As Pete couldn't be there in person, she felt he was with her in spirit. Some friends are just so kind.
Just as all of you who show your caring spirits whenever one of us Wilsonettes are in pain, suffering a loss,attending hospital or are unwell are. |You make our day with your comments. Thank you so much from the very fibres of my heart.
Hugs Cheryl xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love it and know just the friend to give it too. xx hazel

dragonswing said...

Lovely card!!! The stained glass effect with the glitter is so cool. And the saying is so precious.

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card! I must try this technique soon. Been far too busy to try anything new, even too busy to enjoy my crafting. I have to make 144 Christmas cards before the 17th. That's too much, but I need the extra work. Anyway I have already made 100 of them, and so I can relax a little, and comment on your blog again :)

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the stained glasd effect so striking the blue and green yet so easy.
Hugs and well done the winners.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love this technique yet to try it though. Your card is a beautiful stained glass window absolutely lovely .thanks Sue xx
Crafty hugs to Yorkielass, &L, Lynda and all wilsonettes
Enjoy your Sunday everyone
Jean D xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the glittery background.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another beautiful card and particularly love the stained glass effect. This one definitely has the wow factor.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :) Congrats to the lucky winners too.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, I love this technique! I tried it once on a small medalion and was very pleased that I could actually do it. As soon as I get some more dries clear glue I'm going to have a try with a bigger design. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us and well done all the winners. x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.Think that the stained glass technique always gives a wonderful effect.

Jayne S said...

Love this card and technique. Thanks for sharing.

lyndas craft's said...

Good Afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes,
I had a lovely day as Darren ( my son ) & Sam came down with Harry so I had gorgeous Nannie cuddles.
Sue congratulations on reaching 5200 you so deserve it your our no one.Also congratulations to all the lucky winners especially Alison x
Today's card is stunning I love this glass stained window technique it's magical. Wow that flower is so pretty. Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx Hugs to your mom xx

Barbara M you take it easy & don't try to do to much you have got to give yourself time to heal after your major surgery.Sending you Gentle Warm Hugs love Lynda xx

Cheryl so pleased you managed to go to your friends 60th birthday party with the help of your lovely daughter. How lovely of your friend wearing the & your late beloved Pete bought her 20 years earlier a lovely memory for you, Hugs Lynda xxx

Norah hope you are feeling a little better each day so missing your lovely story's.One day at a time my lovely friend.Sending you lots of gentle HUGS Lynda xxx

Lynne M hope your ok my sweet friend gentle hugs coming your way love Lynda xx

Big Hugs to Sandra Margaret corgi owner,Sheila,Hazel,Jean D,Wheely Bad, Myra P,Maria A,Tina E,Tandy, Tres, Pam & Robby,Yorkielass. Steph Cameeli,TOB Theresa,and everyone on this lovely blog Love Lynda xx

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

I absolutely love this stained glass effect. Such incredible inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing.


Ivy L xx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card today, all my favourite colours put together in one stunning creation.
I have the complete Austrian die set so I will have to try this one
as so pretty.

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. I just love the stained glass effect. But doesn't the silk glitters get all mixed up when you tap it off?. I also love how you have made the flower, must get some tulle and give it a go. I have the flower die but not the Tulle. Another must for my Christmas list. Congratulations to all the winners and on reaching the 5200 followers mark.

stormy said...

What a beautiful card, how I wish I had a quarter of your talent. I have got crafters block due to depression, but seeing your work inspires me.
Thank you
Suezanne Irvine

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration you have given me since I saw you at Craft World
Suezanne Irvine
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

June Horrocks said...

I'm late today sue I have a steaming cold. The card is stunning so beautiful thank you congrats to all winners love to all June xxxxxxxxx

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
WOW simply amazing.
Amanda xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty today!!!
I'm loving making the time to be back on the blog!!!! Makes you realise how much you've missed it!!!
Love Sam

Gail said...

Beautiful card and luv the tulle flower - gorgeous xx GailT xx

C A W said...

Love the sound of this technique. I really like this one too.

liz spooner said...

I just love the look you got with the silk glitters! Just started to buy silk glitters only have 3 colours I see I will have to buy more. Liz Spooner.xx

craftynanna said...

gorgeous card sue i have missed your blog so much,
i have been on a little holiday with my two grandchildren and two great grandchildren to centre parks in penrith north of the lakes, we had a lovely time,
i have caught up with all of last weeks cards they were glorious, i loved them all, congratulations to all the lucky winners and looking forward to the big draw. love to all johanna

purplenana said...

Hello Sue

Well I am late again with my comment, such busy days at the moment. Anyway once again you have made a lovely card. Also congratulations to all of this weeks winners. Take care Sue.


craftynanna said...

ps Sorry Sue i forgot to congratulate you on 5200 followers, you are the one and only Sue Wilson Superblogger, love Johanna

Janice K said...

A stunning card in such gorgeous colours.x

Theresa Pace said...

this is a lovely card with beautiful hues. love it, hugs xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Such a beautiful card today, must have a go at this technique.

Cheryl, what a lovely thing for your friend to do, and really glad you felt up to going.X

Congratulations to all the lucky winners, Enjoy!

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

scrAPpamondo said...

Love so much Austrian Background! Stunning card, so beautiful and sweet perfect for a true friend!
Congrats to all the lucky winners!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very pretty. First chance I have had to look.

Tandy said...

HI Sue
Lovely card now I have more time I will have to try this technique. Congratulations to all the winners. Nana Tina hope all goes well tomorrow. Cheryl what a lovely thing your friend did. Norah I am sending you special uplifting hugs as you have really helped to uplift me this past 18 months missing you take care. Love and hugs to all.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. So great to have a reminder of one of your classic techniques. Thank you for another simply beautiful card. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

AnneRD said...

Another pretty design, and another milestone! Anne x

Vie Carter said...

I love this staned glass window effect, very pretty card

Congrats to the very lucky winners


Cazzie D said...

Evening Sue. I have always fancied this technique but never tried it. I think I will make it my first card of 2015. Thanks for the inspiration. Caz x

Virginia Davey said...

Congratulations to all the winners.banother lovely card.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue I love the Austrian background and use it often with gilding flakes. I have not tried the glitters yet.
Denise X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Just a short comment tonight as it is late and I am unwell. Your card today is absolutely stunning !! I love it all !! The dies, glitter, sentiment, flower and messy bow. I especially love the colour combo of the glitter you have put together Sue. It is a truly beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

Congratulations to todays winners !!

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

WOW what a really lovely card. Thank you.

Much love,


Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card, I love this technique.
Congratulations winners.
Di x

Angela Wade said...

Lovely card, Sue. The colours compliment one another.
Will have to give this technique a go, as I still haven't tried it yet.
Congrats to Alimecca and all the comment winners and to the Weds card winner.
Hugs to all,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colours. Thanks for the tip with the tulle.
Congratulations on the 5200 followers milestone.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care everyone.

Margaret said...

Absolutely gorgeous.
Margaret M

Jill Berg said...

Stunning as usual!

Anna said...

Hi Sue, That is just lovely, I like the stain glass look on the card.

Julie Kay said...

Fabulous card Sue just love the colours. Have just bought the glitters and they are fabulous. Crafty Regards Julie Kayxx

nannapat said...

Amazing technique & beautiful card Sue. Congrats to all the winners. Pat x

Dawn Holben said...

Just so stunning and I love the effect.
How do you manage to come up with all these ideas and have time to do all the things you do.
This card is just beautiful and I love the colour combination you have used.

Hellma said...

I absolutely love it,

JenRey said...

So Pretty! I love the dies used.