Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Paved Pearl Technique

Hi there my crafty friends!  It's my Paved Pearl technique featured in today's video.  You can also see how to interlock the squares in a unique way.  I hope you have a few minutes to give it a watch!

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The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, I do like the styles the new dies are producing, right up my street.
Wind has died down this morning, so cold though.
Hugs all round

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue will watch video after work. Have a great day xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Lovely Sue, New York dies are amazing. You make the paved pearls look so easy on the video I will give it a try. Will have my wings clipped for a few weeks, foot surgery tomorrow, last one but will have my tablet in hospital hope I can still blog each day
Muriel x

auscrafts said...

another pretty card

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card and great video. Take care all. Kitty.

Jill Berg said...

Thanks Sue

I do like the texture the paved pearls add to your cards

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love that paved technique but have never tried it. Stunning card.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a really pretty card. The colours are beautiful as is the layout. Loving all the different ways you are using the New York collection of dies. They are getting to be one of my all time favourite set of dies. Thank you for another great video.
Very windy and cold this morning so take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Love your Madison die cut. Can hardly wait until my order arrives so I can make a pretty card using it.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the colour and style of this card but will have to wait until tonight to watch the video. Sue xxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today love the pearl technique great video to thank you for sharing this card xx tracyw

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and it was really wet
Here yesterday so it was great I managed to watch
All your shows and you were amazing as always and
your new dies are all must haves.
Nancy's xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Another elegant card today.love it. Gone try a flip card today thanks to your last demo on Sunday which I caught up with yday. Will have to improvise with the dies though!

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a wonderful card, I love your Paved Pearl technique, the video shows how to do it beautifully today : )
I'm so glad that lots of people are clicking on Bloglovin, both for you and for themselves. It really is great. Please join up if you haven't yet Wilsonettes : )
Thank you for lots of kind words yesterday : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care. x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Gorgeous card, always loved the paved pearl technique, looks so elegant and classy.

Have a great day

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, another fab video, love the paved pearl border, but have not tried it yet. Lovely colour combo with the white and periwinkle, and a great tip with the interlocking dies. Thank you for the ideas. Have a lovely day. Bx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. I love your square dies. The flowers are so cute and the pearly "blobs" are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Keep warm everyone.

Anonymous said...

A great video and really pretty card which I shall be able to make once my new dies arrive. Thanks Sue.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, love the effect of the paved pearls, adds that something extra to a card and great for mens cards when you can't get to add a big bow!! Lol lynne m x x

Tilly now recovered from scare on Sunday. I took poochies over to the park about 7:30am as it was very cold and frosty and I thought as no mud around they could have a good play chasing each other and I could save the pull on my left shoulder. Well Cully took to chasing and pouncing on Tilly at every opportunity and it was comical to watch her rear up on her hind legs and then pounce on Tilly. After a while Tilly got fed up being jumped on so the growls started, I called them and said it was time to go home. We started to walk the path back when from behind me I heard a loud "crack" and then wimpering. Turning round I saw Tilly's back legs sticking out of the ground!!. She had ran across a patch of ice , it had given way and she had fallen through into a ditch filled with water. She managed to scramble out and ran to me. To say my heart was in my mouth was an understatement. I got them both home asap and called for hubby to come to talk to Cully whilst I wrapped Tilly up in a huge towel. Told hubby what had happened, he then sat on the settee with Tilly wrapped up in MY snuggly ( blanket with arms) asked him why he thought the use of my snuggly was a good idea and was told that the dog blankets were too rough for his princess !!! Said were the dog blankets too rough for
me to use - sensible man didn't respond to that, lucky for him . Well Tilly is fine now and both poochies are busy chasing birds in the garden. Hubby managed to come for a short walk this morning and has now settled back with his princesses for a sleep. I'm looking forward to a couple of hours me time.

Lol and hugs to all my crafty friends here on the blog.

Apologies Sue for not leaving a comment yesterday in regards to your great shows over the weekend but had gremlins in the works and was unable to access your website.

Lynne m & dastardly devious doggie divas x x x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Another great card Sue, lovely colours.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love this stunning card. Great colours and fantastic design.
I have done this technique, always very effective.
Remember ladies .... do a separate "test piece". You are always tempted to stick your finger in to see if they have set.
Off to watch to the Video, thank you for all the inspiration.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

carol quinn said...

love these dies, the card is beautiful

yvonne said...

Lovely card will follow video later. Sue thanks for your inspiration. Yvonne xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card
The New York dies are so pretty
Pat x

Glennis said...

Fabulous card - the 2 squares look amazing

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. Great colours
Karen xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card today, love the video.


Aspiring crafter said...

Look forward to watching later Sue,
Stunning blue card,

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I will be back later to watch the wonderful video. Have a great day.Hugs Jackie

Karen M said...

Hi Sue, thank you for showing the pearl drops you make it look so easy I must try it,lovely card.Karen M

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, just eating my breakfast and watching your video, wonderful, such a pretty card gorgeous and the technique wow got to try this.

Have a nice Tuesday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone your new dies are certainly beautiful and producing some fantastic cards. Love the colours today. X

Anonymous said...

Once again sue another fantastic card ..don't know how you keep coming u with all these wonderful Ideas and designs But please keep them coming ...you are such an inspiration to us all xx sue milham xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Goodie img sue what a stunning card I love today's one. The colours are gorgeous and the design is wonderful xxx

Debs A xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue,

Love the way these squares work, and the blue card is so pretty. My paved pearl are never as neat as yours.

Love Rosemarie xx

Petras Bastelschätze said...

Wow what a beautiful eyecatcher, wonderful dies.
LG Petra

Joan D said...

The colour and textures are stunning. Will watch video later. Xx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, great card again and you do have a lot of patients to make these pearls look so neat.watch the video later.take care Jane B.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Great card and the paved pearls add a lovely touch (if I tried it would look more like crazy paving lol!)
Have a great day.
Ang x

Maryann Laursen said...

Amazing work here again Sue, just wonderful and such loa lovely color too, you´ve used for it.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card and I love the blue. love Jean Z xx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card today especially the paved pearls, just adds something special to the card, and I just love all your latest dies...I am building them up slowly LOL.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

What a pretty card. Would you, please, make a technique video on how you tie your various bows. I can tie a straight forward plain bow but anything else ends up as just a mess!


marg said...

Hello Sue
Beautiful card as always!
Love the colours and the Stickpins are lovely colours too!
Will watch Video later!
Take care
Love Marg

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous card, beautiful colours and lovely compilation. I will away to watch video now, to see how you interconnected the squares !!!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Fabulous card!....love those interlocking squares and this is the New York set that I intend to buy first - you've just made up my mind for me!..lol...I've been dithering far too long...


Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Today's gift is just the one you can make and have in your box for those times we need one in a hurry. It's also in the class of less is more and again Sue all your dies are doing the work. I love your colours for today along with your beautiful background.

Muriel - all the best for tomorrow.Hope all goes well for you.
Lynne - so pleased Tilly didn't do too much damage to herself and is now back to normal.

Managed to watch the rest of your wonderful shows yesterday Sue. I'm hoping I'm in the UK for your April shows. I'm now a member of 'Bloglovin' so I can see all your art work together. It's wonderful not having to trawl through your demos to find the one I want. Hope other crafter are joining up. You'll find it fantastic.

Off now to find my Mo-Jo as I still haven't found a card for next Tuesday.

To all in pain or suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. It's very windy here this morning. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful, love this design xx

DMJ said...

A great video, good to actually see what you do!!!

Doreen x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue (again), Ohhhh clever technique with the interlocking squares, just watched how you did it !!!!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely card. I just never get the pearls right!

pinky said...

Stunning card, loved the video. I never thought of just using a frame and love the interlocking idea.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card and fab video. I love your paved pearl technique and the interlocking squares look great. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I could watch you demo all day (which I did yesterday after housework done lol). I love this technique it suits me because you don't have to keep them all the same size, that's something I struggle with. The video shows us how easy it is to achieve stunning cards when you have the right tools. Your stick pins are beautiful and a 'must have' they finish the card off.
Hugs x
Heather T

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Will watch the video later, but lovely looking card.
Gail C x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Wow I love it and I have the embossing folder and die to replicate it. Will watch video later
Carol x

Carole Z said...

Lovely card Sue, will catch the video after work, hugs Carole Z X

karenlotty said...

Lovely card in my favourite colours I do paved pearl quite a lot because it doesn't matter if some are bigger than others I haven't quite managed to master straight lines and uniform size with the PVA! I can't wait for my NY dies to arrive Off to watch video now

DeyaniraC said...

Good Morning Sue
Gorgeous card.

I would like to know if I can do the paved technique with any glue It is very hard to all find for product in US.

Have a wonderful day

SHARICA said...

I Do love the paved pearls :)

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, What a stunning card in such a beautiful colour, I love the paved pearl, I really need to practice this as In the past when trying to do the pearls have always smudged the very last one:( Loved the video and all the tips, hoping to watch the last of your programmes from the week end today ( heaven ) hugs to all, Linda

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, loving that lovely blue, can't wait for mine to arrive

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Stunning card. I'll have a go at the pearls but I'm kinda impatient when it comes to things drying.
I'll watch the video later when I get home from work. Looks fab tho!!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very pretty card, I love your interlocking squares. Will watch video later.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a pretty card and such a clever idea to make the interlocking squares. The video shows how to do this perfectly. I enjoy doing paved pearls and they are great to add to scrapbooking pages too. Best wishes

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a lot to take in with this pretty card, love it

Anonymous said...

I don't know whether I have the patience required for the paved pearl technique but it does look lovely.

Anne (Northampton)

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue, Just loving everything about your card, very stylish with those interlocking squares.
Will catch up with the video later on.
Well done on the Bloglovin link, with so many of us sharing, you will soon be in the Number 1 spot, right where you so rightly belong.
Maureen , do so hope your op goes as planned.
Mrs B, congratulations, I tried to leave a message in the coffee shop for you yesterday but my computer sent it to cyber space I believe as I didn't see it this morning.My basket of hugs is overflowing this morning so please help yourself to one. If you are new to this blog, you need to wrap your arms around your shoulders and squeeze, now you have a hug from me.

Cheryl xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Great card , I love the paved pearls, haven't tried it yet, but I'll give it a go! I absolutely love the Madison square die and use it all the time at the moment!
Thank you so much, my die from the new range arrived yesterday so must have a play with it today, such a lovely gift!
Muriel, I hope all goes well with the foot operation.
Did enjoy the doggy tales Lynne.
Love and Hugs to all xo

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the interlocking squares, the New York dies are so useful, I seem to be using them on pretty every card at the moment.
Thank you for my Greek Iskand Background die it arrived yesterday, not had time to play with yet.
Will watch the video later.

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Great card again. Very pretty, I like the lace effect. Will be giving this one a try, hope my looks as good.
Great video.
Zena x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes,
Beautiful card Sue both in colour and design. I love this shade of blue that you use as it is so soft yet bright bringing thoughts of Spring and Summer. Now these kind of pearls i think i could get as it wouldn't matter that they weren't all the same size because of the design, nor the fact that they weren't straight. Strange how some things just do your box in when they are not as precise as you want. Thank you Sue for another WOW work of art as it does look lovely seeing the 2 lacey squares interlocking. Have a great day Sue and i am glad you sound a bit more yourself, remember that to us your will always be number 1 on the planet.
Muriel, good luck for tomorrow flower, behave so that you can get home and no chasing the young doctors as i know some of them are really dishy. Sending you some healing hugs in the hope that you are feeling much better soon.
Oh Lynne, i could just imagine a heart and mouth sharing the same space, i bet you were frightened as well as wee Tilly. I bet she is oh so glad her knight in shining armour was back at home to fawn attention on her and i bet the wee bisom knows that she wouldn't normally be allowed in mums snuggly slanket(the dear name for these cosy armed blankets). Glad that she seems none the worse for her fright though flower, although with her beloved daddy at home she has a captive audience that will fawn over her tail and paw. Oh boy is are they going to be in with a shock to the system when he returns to work again.
Janet, if you find my energy running around with your mojo, please will you send it back home to me as it has done a disappearing act on me this past few days. If i see you mojo i will return it posthaste.
Well we have lovely if cold day up here at the Ochil Hills today with them covered in snow, i am just glad that it is on my hills and not on the ground as the legs are not keen at the best of times in this walking lark but not at all in the white or clear stuff. I have a shawl to finish and another wee cardigan and 2 hats with big pom poms on the top for Kirsten's friends who are expecting twins. I have 1 shawl made but they will need 1 for each baby so i just have the border to do now and wash and pin them out. So with my day decided upon i hope that you all have a lovely day wherever you are. I have put down my basket full of hugs to all shapes, sizes and kind for the taking my friends so please take one from me and thank you.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)
P.S. I went to my friends last night to show her how to sew her mittens up and how to make cords to go through them. She has not only finished her first set, she has started a second set and is coming on like a house on fire with a smile on her face the size of the Clyde tunnel. So now she can sew as well as knit which she could never do before, i am fair chuffed for her. bye.

IVY Cheong said...

Stunning card and love the dies and the glue dots look.
Thank you for sharing your inspiration and will watch the video after work. Hugs, Ivy L xx

val jones said...

Hi Sue,
Just love it. Fastly becoming my favourite colour.
Love Val in Spain x

Chris Curry said...

Love this card Sue and I especially love the colour. I am waiting for my card pack to come from C&C and this is the colour I am most looking forward to. Along with my New York dies arriving I shall be set up. Thank you.Xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,the pearl technique always gives a card a certain elegance as do your dies.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, do like the pearls. Love Jean xxx

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Very pretty card, I have made similar and it looks really good in real life! Not quite mastered the paved pearl borders yet, need more practice!(you make it look so easy). I'll keep trying! Junex (Cumbria)

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and nice to see your paved pearl technique again. Must pluck up courage to try it! SueL x

Brakkers said...

Beautiful card, fantastic techniques, gorgeous dies and a wonderful video to inspire us all. Looking forward to Ally Pally!
Anne from Leighton Buzzard x

Yorks butterfly said...

Another very pretty card, have never tried using the cosmic shimmer glue like this. Will have to have a try.

Anonymous said...

ALL your cards are sooo beautiful Sue. I have a few of your lovey dies - have yet to pluck up courage to have a go! Loved seeing you on TV over the weekend. Looking forward to the next ones.


June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue it's beautiful thank you love to all June horrocks xxxx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, love today's card and enjoyed the video too - great idea with the interlocking squares! Watched all of your shows at the weekend - great fun! I made a card using your 'quilt' tutorial last week for a friend's 60th - she loved it, especially the texture of your checkerboard pinpoint embossing folder.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for the great video showing the paved pearl technique.
The card is beautiful.
Veronique L

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card,very elegant.

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue
This technique is very effective. Love the embossed background.
Caz x

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
this card is just stunning.
I used this beautiful Madison Square die for framing a photo.
Thanks for your great video

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Hi to all our NEW Wilsonettes. So lovely to see a gathering of new followers here.
Please dont forget to enter PARTICRAFT via bloglovin or your visit here WONT count towards the amount of visitor's (friends) you can get into Sue's blog if you click to enter here and not view your post direct at bloglovin. Hope this makes sence !!
I do love our video tutorial days, especially on the days my brain cell refuses to take in written instructions (which happens on many a day) !!
These colour's are lush and show the delicate embossing on your Madison beautifully. The paved pearl technique is MY excuse when my pearls fluctuate in size lol... Lets change these pesky uneaven pearl dots to paved, hey presto, perfect lol such a fab cheat : )
Still need to catch up on Sunday show's especially about this 'flip card' Ive just read about - # intregued.
MURIEL... Sending BIG hugs for your surgery tomorrow, you will be thought of all day and will be relieved when you feel well enough to visit again (dont push yourself) painkillers make you type the most weird words lol !
To our dearest Cam, we are thinking of you and missing you, as we are missing ALL our friends not feeling upto visiting.
Many gentle hugs to our friends that feel unwell or down in the dumps, dont feel alone, we are here for you.
Sending love to all.
Lancashire Steph xx

Paula said...

This card is so pretty! I will be sitting down later with a cuppa to enjoy watching the video, thank you so much for making things so easy for us to make too Sue!

Paula x

Claire said...

Pretty card.

Take care


Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A really lovely card. I look forward to watching the video later on today.
Take care,
Evia M.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the paved pearl border but like Linda I always seem to mess it up right at the end, thanks for the great instructions in the video. I do love all the new videos on YouTube watched all of them on Sunday in between your shows!
Maureen hope all goes well with the surgery tomorrow
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is so beautiful and the flowers are very pretty and lacy, another way to use that camelia die, clever lady.
Muriel, good luck for tomorrow.
Lynnn M, those divas are little tinkers!
Norah, well done on spreading the crafting gene.
Love to all, hope those who are poorly, in pain, caring for someone, having treatment or are lonely have as good a day as they possibly can.
Maureen xx

Craftycatty said...

Love the simplicity and effect of the dies in this card. I really must buy the blue card... a definite favourite.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful car - can't wait to watch the video later to see how you interlinked those squares.

Beverley W

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card very pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Such a pretty card today. A busy day looms for me so I guess I'll be watching your video a little later today. Thank you for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Adena said...

Beautiful card as usual Sue. I am hopeless at the pearls and also the paper pricking. I'm so envious.

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue
I've watched the paved pearl technique a number of times. It looks really affective. I've tried it myself but have always messed up right at the last leg. I will give it ago again and keeping everything crossed that the drops stay singular rather than merge with another. I think I should I do it in stages rather than in one attempt.
Will watch this video later. As you know you are my favourite teacher.
Have a good day everyone.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
beautiul card, it jumped out at me every time it was shown on your squares. I'm not a blue person but love this shade of it.
Hugs, Rose

Julie Kay said...

Fabulous card Sue love everything about it. You are so clever. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card. I love the paved technique it gives lovely tecture to a card. Not as good as you yet. Thanks again. Hugs Heather.x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Love this technique it just looks amazing. Loved all the samples of the New York collection over the weekend, just brilliant.
Lorna D

Diane said...

Hi Sue lovely card again today, thank you for the glue tip when interlocking the squares, I know I would have stuck it all the way down! The paved technique is great too but I struggle to get random (except when I try to do straight!) so mine looks a bit odd, or the blobs merg! Must practice more. Have a great day love Diane G xxx
Muriel hope your op goes well tomorrow , will be thinking of you xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Will be watching the video as Sandra and Mrs B are coming round today. I think I saw this one being demoed as you cut the corners off if I remember correctly. Hugs to all in need of one today.

Jill Liddle said...

A lovely "airy" card today.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card - I'm just Bloglovin it! I love the colours and the layout finished off beautifully with the gorgeous matching stick pins! The paved pearl technique I find easier than just the pearl borders as its ok to have different sizes! Lol!
Muriel - hope all goes well with the op. Be thinking of you.
Norah - I wish we could see some of your lovely knitting. So pleased your friend is enjoying her new skill. Well done to teacher and pupil!
Lynne - poor little Cully but poor you as well. You must have got quite a fright. Glad you both ok!
Will watch the video later Sue as I'm in a bit of a rush just now. Having a late coffee break!
Love to all,

utilitygirl said...

Lovely card Sue. Those squares are a definite for my wish list. Getting better at the pearls, with practice.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The interlocking frames are gorgeous and so different. Thanks for the video.

Crafting Queen said...

Really beautiful card.

Lesley Thomas said...

Super card Sue! I can also see it on an A5 card, (vertically) with the sentiment threaded through the middle, rather like a buckle card, so thanks for the inspiration. Love the flowers too.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card. It looks so fresh and clean. I really like the effect of the frames. Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes

barbiepinkfairy said...

Lovely card, love the card. These dies are pushing to the top of my list!

Nina Spear said...

Morning Sue
Such a beautiful card, just up my street!
Nina x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Those pearls are beautiful and so it the colours.Will watch the video tonight when i have more time
Take Care
Hazel G XX

Saba said...

Good Afternoon Sue,
Love the video and once again it was so informative. It was really useful to see the Paved Pearl Technique in action, it might seem obvious to do it that way, but it wasn't to me and that's probably why mine never look as good as your do. The card you made is truly beautiful. The blue and white is a favourite of mine. Thank you.

I am enjoying using Bloglovin, it's a brilliant way to see and to share your cards and I hope that many more people find you through it. I do hope though that they then click on the link and visit you on Particraft though otherwise it won't count towards your ratings.
I initially thought that if I just looked at that particular days card on Bloglovin I was adding to your rating numbers but have since discovered that in order for my visit to count I have to click the link which brings me to onto the actual Particraft site.

If that's left anyone feeling confused it's VISITING Particraft that counts for the ratings, it doesn't matter whether you use the direct route like before or use Bloglovin to come here.

Hope that might have helped anyone like me who was a bit unclear about it all.

Love and Hugs

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
simply stunning card.
crafty hugs Helen Terry xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Another lovely card. I really like the PVA pearl effect. I've tried with my PVA glue but it was only a cheap one, and didn't work. Will have to splash out for the Cosmic Shimmer glue.
Margaret xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card.....love those interlocking squares! Great video too!!

Mac Mable said...

Clever idea of the interlocking dies and great colour combination x

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue .... happy crafting ..x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Very Dear Friend
Well Sue What Can I Say Other Than First Of All I Truly Love Those Stick Pins You've Now Bought To Us And There's A Supplier That I've Been Told About So I'm Going To Get Mine From There I'm Thrilled You've Made Them Available To The Craft Shops And Not Just Create And Craft I Know You Get Busy On There But Not Everyone Can Purchase The Huge Bundles.
I'm Thrilled I've Got It On Tape Where Your Showing Us The Great Technique And Tips For The Stick Pins And I Already Have The Glossy Accents.
Well Today's Video Is Just Fantastic I Just So Love The Fabulous Technique You've Shared With Us Going Over "The Paved Pearl" It Looks Such A Clean Crisp Beautiful Card And The Fabulous Sentiment On Vellum Which Always Looks Truly Awesome, And I Love Those Interlocking Squares.
Well Sue My Friend Please Take Great Care It's Cold Out There.
Sue I'm Sending You Huge Hugs
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
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How Are You All My Dear Friends, It's So Very Cold Out There So If You Don't Have To Go Out Wrap Up Nice And Warm And Stay Inside, And Watch More Of Our Sue If You've Taped It.
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Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Hi all, love this card, great video as always.
hugs Theresa xx

Susan White said...

Very pretty Sue - love the blue card colour too! Susan x

barbara macaskill said...

Such a lovely card to start the day with!! Will watch the video shortly! TFS!

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonettes
What a beautiful and stunningly elegant card today the colours are wonderful, love everything about this one.
Try as I will still cannot work out how to leave a message through Bloglovin so hope this counts towards the totals Sue, I believe others are having problems too.
Take care everyone
Margaret corgi owner

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card and I love the interlocking squares and pearl swirls. Great video as usual.

Muriel - good luck tomorrow, I will be thinking of you.
Lynne - oh those pesky poochies! I'm glad Tilly has recovered from her scare but do you think she has learnt a lesson? I think you should swap the duvet on Mr M's side for the dog blanket and see how he likes it lol.

Nana on the Hill said...

Love this technique, not been able to do it properly yet, but hopefully after your video l`ll get it right! Gorgeous card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Love the paved pearl technique. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Hazel said...

Good afternoon Sue, another stunning creation. Love the colours and design. I to have had a problem leaving a message on bloglovin, but it doesn't matter as doing this way still counts.
Norah well done for showing your friend that little things will grow to big one if done in small steps, I bet she was chuffed with completed mitts. Hazel xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, your paved technique looks so complicated but your video makes it seem so easy! Love the way your pin marries so well with the blue card, love from Jackie xx

Jan Moss said...

Afternoon Sue. Absolutely stunning. Hugs. Jan. xx

Saba said...

Hello it's me again

I have just caught up on all today's comments and there seems to be so much confusion regarding how Sue's ratings are worked out.
Please forgive me in advance if this is driving you to distraction but I felt it needed clarification.

Sue's visitors to her Particraft blog site are monitored by the company who publish the top blog ratings website.
Each individual visitor to her site is counted, only one visit from any individual within that day counts.
It doesn't matter whether you come to Particraft via Bloglovin, via your favourites or via the web, all that matters is that you do come onto this Particraft site to be counted.
You don't need to subsequently click on the Top 50 Blog banner at the top right of the page which currently shows Sue at No 3. All that does is opens up the Blog listing website.

Really hope this helps clarify for those who are concerned that their visits are not helping Sue's ratings or those who were thinking that they must use Bloglovin.

XXX Saba

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love this colour.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes,
Gorgeous gorgeous card Sue I love the colours used so pretty. I will watch video after lunch as just got back from doctors. Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Muriel good luck for your opperation tomorrow I will be thinking of you Gental Hug's Lynda xx

Lynn so pleased Tilly is ok & recovered from her scare I bet she loved your being wraped in your snugly & cuddled.sending them both a Big Cuddle from me. &
Hug's too you Lynda xx

Please follow Sue on Bloglovin to help get her too the number one top blog spot thank you xx

Hug's to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Myra,Maria,
Hazel,Sheila,Tina E,Lynne M, TOB Theresa,Steph,,Patricia,Saba,Norah,Pam,Jean D Gail C,& All Wilsonettes hug's Lynda xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
The video was brilliant (as always) so many tips. It's lovely to watch and listen to you as you create your beautiful cards, Todays card is absolutely stunning, I love this Periwinkle colour it has a warm tone, it gorgeous.
The more I see of your New York dies, the more I love them. I keep adding to my wish list !!!!!
Have been loging on via Bloglovin. It's brilliant to see so many of your cards together, I RECOMMEND EVERYONE TO TRY IT OUT
Take care, Love Brenda xxx

LYNN - So pleased Tilly is back to her normal self.

MURIEL - Sending best wishes for your operation tomorrow LOL

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue, this is beautiful. Thanks for all the tips, tricks and techniques. Deb Cx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone,

New York dies I do not own (yet) going to try this technique out with something similar. Looked really complicated, once you explained, it became easier. Thanks too for all the tips you give. Video was great. Thanks Dorothy x PS would like to wish Muriel Kelly all the best for her foot surgery, hope all goes well, and enjoy craft in hospital sending hugs xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
every time this card was shown on the show it jumped out at me. It's so gorgeous. Great way of interlocking..
Love the video.
Hugs, Rose

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
WOW...STUNNING!! What a super cool card. I can't wait to pop over and watch the video. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Janice K said...

Another stunning card and great video tutorial. Love the paved pearl technique which I must try out myself. Thank you for the lovely inspiration.x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue i so love this colour xx hazel

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
This is a really pretty card love the colours you have used. Will watch the video later. Love and hugs to all.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Sue, this is a pretty card and thanks for the video with your usual clear instructions - like the paved pearls and the interlocking squares.

'P' in Wales

Saba - thanks for the info re Bloglovin. Always have that element of doubt about joining new things - read the small print and they can and probably will share your info. Now know that staying just with Particraft okay as you'd have to come back here anyway to count towards the figures. Sue, really like that you don't have to 'join' to comment, another joy of your blog.
I 'save' my favourite cards with the date anyway so can always look at them again.

MURIEL - hope all goes well tomorrow and you're good as new soon.

Karen BrintyK said...

I love the pale blues and just mastered the pearl technique. So i hope to have ago at a border like this. Wish me luck.

Vick said...

Lovely as always Sue xx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card & love the colour, very subtle but so pretty.
Those New York dies are amazing & so versatile..
Just gonna watch the video with me cuppa & have a practice later at your paved pearl technique..

Crafty Hugs
Haze T

lilian said...

Hi Sue & Friends, love the blue of this card, beautiful.

Sorry to be late had to wear blood pressure monitor for 24 hours, so had to go to have it taken off this morning, unfortunately BP is sky high so now have to get that sorted.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Scottydog said...

Haven't had time to watch the video yet but intrigued as to how you get the pearls so even! Like the way the squares interlock. A very effective card.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this technique and think these PVAs are wonderful and give you stunning results every time. The whole card is lovely and think the use of different textures is fab and doesn't overpower the lovely dies.

Jean said...


Hellma said...

stunning card.

Anouk said...

great technique and the result is beautiful

Littlelamb said...

Lovely Sue. Always worry that I cannot get the pearl drops the same size but with this method I needn't worry. Thank you for that technique. Hope your blog numbers are going up. They should do as I think you are No 1.
Enjoyed the video today.

Clai01 said...

Always like this technique Sue, it looks fab and I love those pins! x

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, I love the paved pearl technique it is so relaxing and rewarding! Neat little trick with the interlocking frames too! ;o) Hugs, Karen x

Susan Morgan said...

Fantastic technique...so effective

liz spooner said...

Very pretty card Sue I do like blue and white together.xx

nannapat said...

Love this design Sue and the blue is gorgeous. Will watch DVD later. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card today Sue, love the techniques you used.

Craftihappiness to all and lots of love from Macky.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Will watch later but what a lovely card! I wonder if the linking is the same way you did it with the spellbinders all those years ago (lol), regardless, it's a technique I love and use a lot as it really can make a stunning card. Paved pearls... look lovely but (llaughably) I struggle with random. Random thoughts? No, I have plenty of them- can't you tell by reading my posts! But random patterns whether in my cards or jewellery making I reall, really struggle with. I know it sounds mad but my hyper brain likes order! I shall try though, have a pile of birthdays from mid march- early April (5) so need to start knocking some out asap. Got the dispatch email for my New York dies this afternoon so will have more new dies to go with the ones I got at the fair with my Christmas and Birthday "craft tokens" from Mr W and my parents. I think some thank you cards to go witb those birthday cards are in order.

Muriel- best wishes for your foot op tomorrow, will be thinking of you

Lynne- glad Tilly wasn't badly hurt during her ordeal, your hubby's actions did remind me of when Mr W took Billy out and got caught in a downpour. Billy has towels in the cupboard in the hall and I leave a towel on the radiator in the hall for Mr W. Mr W used 'his' towel but instead of walking the 4 and a half steps to the cupboard, he picked up my Egyptian cotton bath sheet from the same radiator for Billy! I did ask, in a rather cross manner why he didn't walk the 4 1/2 steps to the cupboard for a dog towel and got told "well you usually leave one there for him!", to which I enquired whether he could actually tell the difference between a new towel and the old ones I use for the dog, "not really, no'. Which is Mr W's way of saying "I do know but I couldn't be bothered to find the one I should use" He will never admit when he's wrong but he's so bad at denying it instead of getting cross I end up laughing at him (which never goes down well lol). I get accused of being soft with Billy but Mr W is far softer than I am... and Billy knows it too. The pair of them provide me with so much entertainment I can't complain too much- and towels do wash!

Big hugs and best wishes to Wilsonettes old and new, wherever you are in the world. Extra special hugs to those of you ill, in recovery, having treatment or in any sort of pain.

Until tomorrow,

T x

terrie said...

I just love those pearl dots that you added on your card...Plus the way you made those squares work is awesome on the card...
Well done Sue...
Thanks for the video

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Great video. Not sure I'd have the patience to do the pearls though. Love the squares, beautiful card.

Vie Carter said...

I really like this paved pearl design, so very effective

Lovely colour too on today's card


Helen Bell said...

Lovely card today Sue. Hope everyone is well.

Helen xxx

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue lovely lovely card and you make the paved pearl tecnique simple but when i do it, my sleeve always wrecks everything and i have to start over again, but i will persevere.
Yesterday i forgot to congratulate you on a fantastic weekender on C and C i am still working my way through the recordings, they are brilliant, well done Sue, i have learnt that there are all sorts of things i havn't tried.
Good luck Murial for your op, will be thinking of you, and i hope Tilly has recovered from her ordeal, poor doggie, love and hugs to all Johanna

craftynanna said...

Ps, sorry Sue i forgot to say the video is brilliant, Johanna

Theresa Pace said...

what a clever little trick! lovely card hugs xx

Dawn holben said...

Another very pretty, stunning and elegant card today.
I love it and love the rambling blossom embossing folder too.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and everyone
I love the periwinkle card and I have been using it today.
Your card is again beautiful I have not tried your technique but I think I need to have a go at some point
Hope everyone is well and if not I send gentle hugs to you
Take care everyone
Theresa x

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card love the paved pearl method ,Laura O

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Evening Sue
Thank you so much for the video, the card you have created is very beautiful, I will have to give your technique a go, just need a bit more confidence, thank you for all your help and inspiration x x x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, this card is fantastic!!! So feminine!!Great colours combination and marvelous design!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card and a fab video. I haven't tried the paved pearl technique yet but you make it look so easy.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Just beautiful again Sue !! Your video is fab to !! I really love the Periwinkle blue card and the coconut white card together. Such a beautiful combination. You make the Paved Pearl Technique look so easy. I tried this once and it all went wrong when the bottle got blocked and I squeezed it to hard. The end popped off and about half the bottle went everywhere !! Hubby could not stop laughing at me !! It has put me off trying it again since but I know I really should give it another go. It love, love, love the Madison Square dies and have used them on several occasions now with the matching border to. The New York Collection is one of my all time favourite collections. (I still have more to collect yet to.) I love your beautiful little Camellia dies to. So pretty. Interlocking the squares together gives a really great effect Sue. Really Delicate and Lacey looking. Stick pins look fab to !! I just can't wait for mine to arrive from your weekend shows. Every card I make will have one on it now !! Just to say I think your Rambling Blossoms EF looks great to. Another one on my wish list !! Thank you Sue for another fab card and video today. Sending you much love and big hugs from Tres x x x

Muriel Kelly, Good Luck with your surgery tommorrow. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Lynne M, Your little Doggie Divas have got themselves into more scrapes !! Well at least your Tilly is ok now !! I think they will certainly miss your hubby when he returns to work as you say !! Sending you and your hubby lots of love and best wishes. take care from Tres x x x

To all the Wonderful Wilsonettes, I hope everyone had a good day. Sending you all lots of love and best wishes from Tres x x x

Sharon Noble said...

Hiya Sue, your cards stunning I love all your new designs your super talented and such a lovely lady
Hugs Sharon xxxx

Wendy from Scotland said...

lovely card, when I try the paved pearls it is a total disaster, they cave in, are all wobbly and look terrible ,but will keep trying lol.
wendy xx

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card and thank you soo much for the tutorial video! Loved all your shows during the weekend and nice to see you had some fun but hopefully you now can have a rest or.....
I'm so glad Tilly is fine, she is a little so and so,lol but to let her using your blanket ey Hope you are ok !
Muriel- good luck for tomorrow, come back soon.
Norah- you must be a fabulous knitter and teaching your friend how to do it.nice hobby to have. The things you making for Kerstin and the twins sound so nice.
Wheelybad- your naughty husband lol, what can you do with them ?

To-Sandra,Norah,Lynda,Steph,Saba, Margaret,ToB,Wheelybad,Brenda,Sam,Craftynanna,Sheila,June,Janet,Alison,Pam,Sue,Pat,LynneM,Cheryl,Maureen,and to everyone in this blog and Sue's fabulous Bloglovin have a good night as possible my friends Warm Hugs Maria x

Cherie said...

Hi Sue, watched video in bed as like to get peace to watch it usually once kids in bed. Stunning card, the main part so simple but so effective, don't yet have confidence to try the hard part with the liquid pearls- i will have to practice. But i am cutting up my dies to use in other ways and having fun playing. Although new to dies i am now addicted and can't wait for my Gemini dies and stick pin kit I ordered at weekend!xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

I really like the colours you've used and the dies are lovely.

Thanks for another fab video.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Really pretty card, love the paved pearls. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely blue card and fabulous video love the paved technique which I seem to have mastered at last . Hugs Suexx
Crafty hugs to everyone
Jean D xx

Good luck Muriel for your op xxx

Darlene4527 said...

Beautiful card. The paved pearl technique is unique. I have some of the PVA glue so will have to give it a try.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
A stunning card, love the pearls and must practice it myself.
Di B x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, I love the colour of this card and all your new die,s are fab, sue I find square matting and leairing so hard to do, I can never get it right, I always do 8 & 8 cards and need some big square die,s we all have A4 machine's but no A4 dies
I know there is some dies out there but there so expensive and crafter's don't have that sort of money. I hope maybe in the future you'll do some Basic bigger square dies,
Or maybe a set of square dies with your pocky holes already in the die, start at 8 & 8 and go down in size, hope you don't mind me asking sue, crafty hugs Julie xxx

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Angela Wade said...

Hi Sue, you showed us a card with what looked like interwoven squares a couple of weeks ago, ( an optical illusion ). I must admit, I prefer the more open way that these squares are interwoven, on this card.
Haven't seen your paved pearls on a card since the C.cards of last year. Heard you say at the weekend that you have to think of starting them at this time of year !!!
How do you do it ? Lol
I have both sets of the Camellias, but haven't played with them very much yet......

I loved the flower on yesterday's pretty Red and White card.

Hugs everyone,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty interlocked squares and I love all the texture on this beautiful card!

Sandy H said...

Pretty card and a great video. You make those paved pearls look so easy to achieve.
Muriel, hope all goes well with your surgery.
Take care everyone.

Gail said...

Love everything about this card but not sure about the frames - love the frames but feel as though they lookout bit bare on this card!! Sorry love everything else about it though xx GailT xx

Lesley Griffiths said...

That simple cut in one of the squares is genius. Super video and lovely card.
Happy Days,

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you so much for this lovely video. As usual very well made card and entartaining hostess :)