Thursday, 23 April 2015

Extreme Distressing Technique

   Hi bloggers!  Today's video card is another one of my favourite techniques called extreme distressing.  I just love how this technique can be used to give a card a real shabby chic feel and it definitely doesn't have to feel grungy even though it is definitely distressed!

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 The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Such a lovely card, I even like the distressing but mine never turns out like that.
Sue I thoroughly enjoyed your shows, didn't catch all of them due to work, but what I did was well worth it. Now can't wait for my dies.
Well done lucky winners of cards and bags, they were lovely.
Hugs to all, have a good day

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and a technique I want to get to grips with. Thank you so much for sharing.x

Yvonne said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful card I'm not a lover of distressed cards but this one I really like. I thoroughly enjoyed the shows even the ones I had to record & watch last night, I can't wait for my dies to arrive. Yvonne xx

hollyberry said...

Lovely card,extreme distressing always looks so good when you do it where as when I do it it just looks a mess!

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card love this look but as Pam said yours always looks better. Still to catch the end of your last show but they were all great. Congrats to all the lucky winners of the bags don't know who they are yet but will check when I get back in.
Nancyd xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue, love the colours.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
beautiful card, as you said it is chic not grunge and the colours are lovely.
I am so excited my brand new grand calibur turned up today and I gave been having a lovely play. Can't wait for the out of stock dies to start coming in now. Am checking your previous posts for inspiration with the dies I have. No housework today !
Muriel x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Dear Friend Sue,
What A Beautiful Card And Tremendous Video I Enjoyed The Distressing Technique Very Much, I've Loved All Of Your Fabulous Television Shows The Card From Debbie Stevens Was Also Stunning You Are One Extremely Talented Lady.
I'm Thrilled To See Your Back To
Number Two Spot In The Blog Rating We Just Need To Get You "To NUMBER ONE"
Take Great Care My Friend
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes, And All In The Coffee Shop.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Thank you for today's video. Now I know where I am going wrong with my distressing!


CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, will watch the video tonight. Enjoyed your shows, had to record most of them though so I'm still catching up. It was very generous of Izzy to offer her bags in the giveaway, they were gorgeous.Have a rest today!!! Sue xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, all the shows were great just have two to catch up on. Today's video and card is lovely. I just cannot do distressing it always looks scruffy and dirty lol. Have a good rest now and take care Thank you Kitty.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today and something a little different
It was great to see you yesterday, and you showed us some lovely techniques. I still have more shows to catch up on so I will settle down with a coffee later
Pat x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. I really like distressed cards. Congratulations on your fab shows and thank you for sharing all your beautiful samples with us.
Have a great day everyone.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card love the extreme distress edging. Must try that. Great shows yday with fab demos and samples. I did send in emails and got read out in the 7pm show and I recognised lots of WIlsonette names doing likewise and winning your masterpieces and lovely Izzy bags.

Wondered if I could ask if you would post a card I spied using the pierced rectangles. It was a shaped card, lilac in colour with a double row of pearls round the edge. Don't know if this was one of your samples or Johns, Julias or Debbies maybe? There were so many lovely cards. You have inspired me. Thanks for all your hard work. Appreciated.

doreenj said...

This is not too grungy, definately "Chic"!!!!!!

Doreen x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, loveky card, I have never tried the extreme distressing, don't think I am brave enough as I am sure it would not turn out like this!! Hope you have recovered from all the shows yesterday. Love Jean xxx

Victoria Baxter said...

Ho Sue. Loved all the shows yesterday and cant wait fortmy goodies to arrive so I can create some of those wonderful samples you showed. Love the colours on your card today.x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours great video to loved yesterday shows got some great ideas thank you tracyw

Caroljsmith said...

Love this card also love the way you have distressed the edges need to learn how to do this sue.

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card today, I had spotted it several times on your shows and wondered how you had done the distressing! Still to catch up on a few shows but enjoyed every single one up to now! Take care everyone. Linda.

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card today-might even be brave enough to try this technique now.


A Happercrafter6 said...

A very chic card. You make the extreme distressing look so easy but I doubt mine would look as good!

hazel young said...

Beautiful card love the colours xx hazel

June said...

Morning Sue, and all Wilsonettes another gorgeous card today, love the colours you have used and the technique. So enjoyed your shows as well.

Have a great Thursday (St. Georges Day) everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Only you can make grunge look pretty lol. I love today's card and your distressing turns out better then mine. I start out with the right size mat but by the time I finish its too small even for a sentiment. I love the colours you've used they are beautiful. The video breaks in down into nice easy steps for us thank you for that. I really enjoyed your shows it flew by too quickly. John did a good job too he makes some beautiful cards.
Hugs x
Heather T

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marg said...

Hello Sue
Firstly 'HAPPY ST GEORGES' day to everyone!
Love todays card, and I must say the tv yesterday was exceptional..the only time its any good is when you are on Sue! Now its back to the usual, same old,same old!
Also thank you! for all my Birthday wishes made my day!
Take care
Love Marg

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the distressing it really adds something special to the design. Your shows were amazing yesterday I learnt so much you are such a talented lady. I hope you get to have a bit of a rest today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love distressting and this looks fab, my fave colour again too x

Joan from Newcastle upon Tyne said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Loved yours and & Johns shows on Ideal World & Create and Craft, very inspiring.
Joan x

Aspiring crafter said...

Love the card Sue and will watch video when I get home.
Enjoyed all your shows !

julie laz said...

Just beautiful love everything about it, got all my new die's can't wait for them to come, crafty hugs Julie xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, great card. I love your extreme distressing. Your shows were great and I hope you manage to put your feet up today.

Love Rosemarie xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
If I did distressing, it really would be distressing lol! Love the blue and white, always an elegant combo. Enjoyed the shows I managed to see. You must be shattered!
Rest day today.
Ang x

Kate's Cards said...

Pretty card. xxxx

Rae Macfarlane said...

There's nothing shabby about any of your cards.....stunning. ..!
Hope you enjoyed the shows as much as we did. .....rock and roll's got nothing on Sue Wilson. are the best...!
Luv Rach :)

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes. Thank you Sue for all the hard work you put into your remarkable day yesterday and so soon after being struck down by that evil virus. I watched the majority of your sjow's amd also recorded them so I can drink in your inspiration when I run dry (im like the Saraha at the moment) !! So yet again Sue to the rescue. Your samples of the dies yesterday were just beautiful and as I said yesterday, Deborahs cards were just stunning.
Thank you for today's video, its so beautiful. Unfortunatly, I look more distressed than this beautiful card lol your distressed technique is perfect, you never fail to amaze me of your wonderful never ending talant and inspiration.
Its so nice to see 'our Sam' back seeming her old self again. Now you can look forward to May.
I presume you will be heading towards Fl to have some relaxation and mom time very soon dear friend.
Sending love n hugs to all our unwell friends today especially dear Theresa (TOB).
Have a good day everyone.
Lancashire Steph xxx

hettygarlick said...

Beautiful card yet again! Loved all the demos on TV yesterday. I don't know where you get all your ideas from Sue - you're amazing! Hope you have a wonderful time in Florida. I love Florida and have been there many times in the past. They have wonderful craft shops in the USA too don't they? I always enjoyed visiting them. :)

Jean Prescott said...

Morning Sue thank you so much for the hard work in all the shows - still have some to catch up on but WOW the samples are awesome - take care Jean xx

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card, Sue. Your distressed look is so elegant!

Anne (Northampton)

Rae Macfarlane said...

There's nothing shabby about any of your cards.....stunning. ..!
Hope you enjoyed the shows as much as we did. .....rock and roll's got nothing on Sue Wilson. are the best...!
Luv Rach :)

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW this extreme distressing is beautiful but i just can't get mine to turn out as beautifully as your's must try harder lol. Thanks for the video as you explain every thing so well and your shows were fantastic with all of your and the teams beautiful sample's they all did you proud and izzy's bags were once again stunning. Hope it's not to long before you are back on c&c.would like to think you would have a nice relaxing day today but i bet you are busy with something lol.
It's looking like another lovely day so better make the most of it as the weather man said it has to change for the weekend. Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
super shows yesterday from John and yourself and I loved all the card examples from everyone who made them. Today's card is just gorgeous! x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card - love your distressed edges. Fabulous shows that I've watched - recorded them all and still catching up! Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jill Berg said...

I think the double layering of the distressed sheets is the key to the chic look. Well worth a try!

karenlotty said...

Super card I love this distressing Will have to watch video later but hopefully it'll help me to not make it look messy! I've still got to catch up on some of the shows but what ai did see was amazing What a talent! John' a bit good too!

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Another one to watch later, still catching up on yesterday's shows. I had already bought your Santorini dies. I had to as my son had a sunset wedding at a vinyard there and it was beautiful. SueL x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and I just loved your shows, Need some more dies Love Jean Z xx

iReneM said...

I love the distressed look so this really appeals to me.
After watching your tut I will be going down the more 'extreme' route in future - so love this look :)

Great shows, Sue. I still have one to catch up on, a treat for later

Hugs to all


Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

You do the Victorian shabby so well, just enough distressing to set off the focal elements without going overboard...

Loved the shows yesterday, yours and John's..and was so impressed with Debbie's cards, they were absolutely gorgeous, no wonder you "head-hunted" her!


lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, mine would never look like this so I never attempt distressing.
Still got some of your shows to watch, the ones I have seen were great. gorgeous sample cards.
Have a rest today you must be shattered.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
I'm not usually into distressing but your's is so beautiful and I love the the colours you have used and and great instructions in your video. I enjoyed all of your shows and the samples were just superb as were Debbies and Johns and not forgetting Izzy's wonderful bags.
Hugs to all who need them.
Norah I hope you are OK.

Love Sheila xx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, loved the shows yesterday

Chris Curry said...

A beautiful card Sue, love the colours. Thank you.Xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card - love this effect.
Thank you for the lovely shows you did work hard - but I didn't get chosen for a card - never mind
Carol x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
What a fabbie card, I really like the distressing, very shabbie chic.
Lorna D

Glennis said...

I love the distressed element of your card - so 'shabby chic'

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card but not into distressing myself but you make it look pretty! Enjoyed your fab shows watched them all and recorded for future reference. Thanks for sharing all your tips,
Have a brilliant holiday in Florida and Birthday celebrations with your Mum! Love Junex (Cumbria)

Deb Curtis said...

Good Morning Sue, saw this card on one of your shows and thought "ooh that's nice". Can't wait for my dies to arrive and I'm sure there was some card this colour in one of the packs I ordered, so lovely.
Recorded all your shows and I'll be watching again. Thanks so much for your heart to share, it really makes a huge difference and has deffinitely taken my crafting up a level.
Have a rest day today and enjoy the sunshine, blessings - Deb C xx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, don't normally like distressed cards but today's one is beautiful! Great colours you!
Janette x

Ann said...

Lovely card so clean and fresh not sure about the distressing?
I struggle with this.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card and I thought it was blue when I looked at the photos and then discovered it was lilac after I'd watched the video, strange how the camera lies sometimes! Managed to watch one show yesterday, wow such fantastic samples, so pretty. Thanks for all the inspiration. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what great shows yesterday and I'm so pleased I recorded them too. Still got a couple to watch which I'm looking forward to. Your card today is superb - I don't do distressing as it always turns out too distressed and untidy but yours always look so elegant. I must give it another try after watching your video. Have a well-deserved rest and lovely time with your mum. Best wishes

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, not so hot on the distressing, mine would look a total mess, love the colours and the rest of the card.. Watched some of your shows they were fantastic, the card samples were out of this world, Debbies especially.
Will catch up on the rest of your shows later, off to watch the video, take care everyone, Jess x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card ,i do like the distressed look.
Elaine H X

Lesley Thomas said...

I agree with Pam (first comment). I have tried, but mine never looks like that either. I did wonder if it has something to do with the card I have.

Loved all the shows you did Sue, what with C&C and IW, I think you must have been going non stop for a while.

pinky said...

Distressing scares the life out of me lol but this card is just stunning!

Pauline A said...

GM Sue, I'm so glad that you posted this card today as I loved it when I saw it being displayed on your shows yesterday. I really must have a go at your 'grungy' technique as it looks so lovely with the lilac colour scheme. Must get some housework done today as I sat for most of yesterday glued to the T.V. Your demos were fabulous. Hugs xxPauline A

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning Card! I have only managed to watch a couple of your shows ( they were wonderful and full of great tips and ideas) but hopefully I can catch up on the others today. All the sample cards were inspirational and Izzy's bags gorgeous!
I will watch the video later.
Love and hugs to all xo

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue this was a card I spotted being shown through the day and had admired it. You must be worn out after such a marathon of shows but having had my email read out and then to be picked out of the cup, I'm so chuffed to say the least so thank you and I look forward to receiving the card. It doesn't seem possible another year has gone round and you are off to celebrate your mum's birthday again. Do wish her a happy day from me. Love from Jackie xx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, just wanted to congratulate you on yesterdays shows. Very enjoyable and wonderful demo's. A very pretty card today. Kind regards Joanne K x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely fresh-looking card, gorgeous colours. When I saw the title I was expecting distressing inky techniques, instead you have shown us 'shabby chic' distressing, lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Hazel said...

A beautiful stunning card. Hazel x

Julie Kay said...

Fab card Sue I loved all the shows yesterday and you taught me so much. many thanks, enjoy Florida. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Love some parts of this card but unfortunately distressing is not for me.
Really enjoyed the shows you were as always wonderful.
Margaret corgi owner

nannapat said...

Gorgeous card Sue but I don't know how you manage to get such a lovely distressed edge. Mine look as though a mouse has been gnawing at it! I finally finished watching the shows that I recorded and my hubby was laughing at all the sharp intakes of breath and the "wows". Your dies are just fabulous and so much more versatile than a lot of other makes. Now I need to go and write my list...... Pat x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue been trying to blog for ages don't know what theatres is. I want to thank you for yesterday I loved it and john of course days like. That make you heart sing the card is stunning to day sue love it thanks again love June horrocks xxxx

June Horrocks said...

Sorry sue I meant what the matter is xxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love the colours. Your distessed look looks lovely but it's not something I would try. Thanks for the video and I really enjoyed your shows yesterday.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card. I love the dies you have used and such a pretty colour. I'm not normally a fan of distressing but you may be changing my mind. Thanks for sharing.

I had a lovely day yesterday watching all the shows. Congratulations to all the lucky winners,I had my fingers crossed hoping to be so lucky. Between Julia and yourself your costing me a fortune, lol. I hope your having a relaxing day today.

Best wishes.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I love the card, especially the colours. Will watch your video later on today.
Evis M.

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sie what a beautiful card and I love the colours and the design is wonderful.

Debs A xxx

Paula said...

A lovely card, but I have to say I'm not into distressing. :( But I can still enjoy the card! :)

Paula x

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Yet another wonderful card and you tube video today, thank you so much. I like the distressed edges, must be brave and have a go. I've saved some ironing for today so I can watch the shows I recorded yesterday. Pathetic ones I have seen so far I really enjoyed and it was lovely to hear familiar names read out and winning cards (Steph and Maureen how big were your smiles!). I hope you are having a relaxing day today and you had pizza for dinner last night to celebrate your shows. Gosh is it your mums birthday again that really has come round quickly, enjoy your time in Florida.
Love Diane G xxx
Muriel enjoy playing with your new GC xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, great video and beautiful card, like some of the others my distressing does not look anything like yours, but after watching the video will have another try. Have not yet caught up on all your shows but what I have seen were great and I really enjoyed them, so much inspiration - thank you

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card, love the design and the colours.
I don't do much distressing but the amount you have done is about my limit.
Have fantastic day,hopeing you might be able to rest a little after your hectic time with the shows.
Patricia xxx

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

This is gorgeous. love the distressed look, I can never get mine to look that good lol!

Happy Birthday to you Mom as I know she is 92 soon.

Love & hugs

Jacquie j xxx

Judy L. said...

Good Morning Sue
I love your card and the colours too. I have not tried this technique but will do now for sure. I have to wait until we travel into town as I live in the country and do not have unlimited internet…so off to the library. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us.

Judy L. (Canada)

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colour in this card. Will have to get some.

Joanna Dickson said...

This is absolutely stunning. The video is fabulous. I never thought of going round with the scissors after tearing. I was curling the card but it still didn't have the look I wanted. Will try it your way for sure.
have a great day one and all.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Joanna Dickson said...

This is absolutely stunning. The video is fabulous. I never thought of going round with the scissors after tearing. I was curling the card but it still didn't have the look I wanted. Will try it your way for sure.
have a great day one and all.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card.

Margaret Rogers said...

Love this card. The colours go really well together, and having more the just one layer that is distressed really does work.

Margaret xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hello Sue and everyone

Another beautiful card, even with the distressed edges which I normally don't like.

I have watched a few shows from yesterday, but still have a lot to watch.

I did watch the last show at 7pm though as my hubby decided to cut the grass. I went running outside excitedly when my name was read on on air because I had emailed in. About ten minutes later I had to do it again even more excitedly because my name was drawn to win an Izzy bag.

Thank you so much to Izzy for donating her lovely bags to be offered in the draw. I wonder which one I'll get?...

In the shows I have watched so far, Sue was her usual brilliant self and I thought John did especially well too, sharing lots of really useful hints and tips. The samples shown were just beautiful. I had seen Debbie Stevens work on line and agree she is really talented and produces such elegant cards. So well done all round I think.

Have a lovely and well deserved trip to the states Sue, enjoy the time with your Mom and I hope you both enjoy her birthday.

Love Helen xxx

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
I'm up near Buxton away from from crafty bits so this great card will have to wait to have my twist done. Just love these colours together, so fresh and bright without being over powering.
Zena. X1589

Jane said...

Good afternoon Sue .A stunning card and I must try the distressing myself.enjoy your time in Florida ,you certainly need a break.Take care Jane B.

Cazzie D said...

Afternoon Sue
Another gorgeous card, great technique.
Caz x

Mary Lynn Cox said...

You are certainly a gifted crafty person Sue. I love the color and distressed edges.

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE the extreme distressing! I think it really adds to the card! TFS!

Jean said...


Sue Woods said...

Hi Sue, anonther gorgeous card, I saw this shown on telly and it looked just as good then.

Sue H

IVY Cheong said...

Great shows on pick of the day! The demos were out of this world. I did send in a photo and it was on air. Love your great inspirations. I have the dies for this gorgeous card so I will replica it. Thank you for all you inspirations. Looking forward to the new dies :-) take care, Ivy L xx

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful card love this technique and I did get these corner dies they are beautiful. The dies are easy to use and cut out that's why your dies are #1 in my book.
Thank you!!!

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card Sue, great colour


Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
I love your distressed card and it was shown to perfection during your show yesterday.
Your shows were wonderful and the samples were fantastic.
Enjoy your holiday and the celebrations for your mam's 92nd birthday, a marvellous achievement.
I can never forget your birthday, it's the same day as my late mother in June.
Have a rest now and enjoy the break.
Maureen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today the distressed edge look is fantastic and the demo on the video was great, thank you for sharing with us today.

The card colours and shapes work so well together.

Craftihappiness to everyone and lots of love from Macky.

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,

I absolutely love this card, it is stunning. I cannot wait to give it a go when my dies arrive.

I am off work sick today so am sitting watching the shows I taped yesterday and also browsing through your video tutorials.

Maggie in Solihull

Sue said...

So very pretty. I love this technique and have used it on cards from previous cards and videos you have shown. The lacy look to the end results is one of my favorites. Gorgeous!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card - I LOVE that distressing, but like Pam's - mine never turns out like that (in fact, I usually discard my efforts!)
Colours and dies exquisite, and then it's got the Sue Wilson touch - it's card heaven.
Hugs, Rose

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely colours.

Anonymous said...

A lovely card, Sue, but not sure about distressing on an otherwise pristine card - but do like it on a totally grungy look. However, very pretty and LOTS of layers!! Thanks for the very instructive video.
Loved all the samples on the shows and appreciate everyone's hard work with these - you are 'spreading the load' now after years of doing it all yourself!
Lucky people who won cards and Izzy bags - well done.

'P' in Wales

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a gorgeous card, love the distressing, so effective. Great video as always, and will be catching up with the recorded shows. Bx

craftynanna said...

Hello Sue, the card is beautiful though i still havn't tried shabby chic yet, its one of those cards i keep promising myself i will do, but never get around to doing it, Sue the shows i have seen up to now are brilliant and so many samples they are all wonderful the team worked very hard on them and izzy's bags were brilliant. Congratulations on such successful shows and so many Blog letters and card winners it was great everytime they managed to read out familiar names. Its now RandR time for you so enjoy your mums birthday and wish her a wonderful day from all your blog friends.
Its lovely to see you back Sam, now where is Nora crafty hugs Johanna

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely, I really do like those colours together.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Shabby Chic gone "Uptown"! You use techniques that make your cards so elegant. I think I will try this card today. You have inspired me to try the distressing technique. Hope mine comes out somewhat as lovely as yours. Thanks for the video.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue


Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Well...I'm in the mood for being extremely distressed today so I can't wait to have a look at the video :). The card is delightful so I'm hoping that after watching you make it, I may be able to get something to look similar lol. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Yet another beautiful card and love the distressed technique. Am catching up on all the shows from yesterday - unfortunately had to work - but what I've seen fab shows. Tried to get in on the act to win one of Izzys beautiful bags, but wasn't as lucky as the winners - so guess I'll have to do it the hard way and dig out the instructions. The demos on the shows were brilliant and now have the hubby complaining that the memory on the sky box is too full of craft shows!!! Shame!!!! Anyway all the cards, dies, and other bits are great and have now been able to finish off some of my collections. Can't wait to see what the future holds for the next range!!! Soon I hope - though doubt the bank balance will be too happy. I'm still staggered as to where all your inspiration comes from but as usual thanks for sharing.

Laura O' Connor said...

love the card went mad yesterday bought lots ,Laura O

scrAPpamondo said...

Your extreme distress is just stunning, you made an elegant and very beautiful shabby chic card! Thanks for the video!

Littlelamb said...

Love today's card. Whether I will be able to do the distressed look remains to be seen.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love the dies and the colours you have used on this card. I shall be looking at the video later.

Anonymous said...

Morning sue love this card I have never tried distressing but am going to give it a go xxx love yvonnw b xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I don't 'do' distress but this is a pretty card and I love the dies you have used. The video is very informative so I may try something similar but perhaps using lace instead of the distressed card.

I still have a couple of yesterday's shows to catch up on tonight but those that I have seen so far I have thoroughly enjoyed.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the dies you've used and the colour theme is lovely.

Thanks for another one of your fab videos.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X.

Edwina Scotney said...

Just caught up with your shows of yesterday, as usual stunning samples. You never ceace to amaze me with your new techiniques and samples, many thanks Edwina

Lesley Cann said...

HAbsolutely love this card. Thank you so much for the video I shall really have to try the distressing with all fingers crossed.

Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card and I love the colours you have used.

I am a fan of shabby chic but this one is more chic than shabby!

Lol Barbara W

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous card, love the distressing and beautiful design x

liz spooner said...

Lovely card Sue, it looks like a painting at first glance. xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Been a crazy day today and I'm just getting round to things I usually do much earlier in the day!
Beautiful card - really admired it when it was shown yesterday!
Haven't seen the video as yet - but I will together with the Shows I missed yesterday!
My friend Maureen is floating high on a cloud somewhere over Northumberland! It couldn't have happened to a nicer lady.
Congratulations Sue on a great 24 hours of crafting!
Beautiful cards, brilliant demonstrations and not to be missed hints and tips!
Thanks too, to John who did an amazing job and to Debbie for her beautiful cards and Izzy for her now iconic bags!
Well done everyone!
Hope everyone has had a good day!
Norah - miss you! xx
Love to all ,
Myra xxx

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Congratulations to you and John on the fantastic shows yesterday. You must have been exhausted! Today's card is lovely although I don't do shabby chic myself. Will watch the video with interest though. Would love to see a video in the future on how to make Izzys handbags, they are a work of art. xx

Gail said...

Gorgoeus card and I know I've said it before but you still manage to make your 'distressing' look sooo pretty xx GailT xx

Dawn Holben said...

Another gogeous card and fab technique,
your card looks very chic but I bet when I try it
mine will look extremely shabby lol

Theresa Pace said...

what a beautifully elegant card. and that distressing is so pretty. thanks for sharing all your tips, hugs xx

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Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love your extreme distressing but when I try it just looks shabby not chic at all! Your demos and samples were brilliant, hope you can now rest up and enjoy a relaxing time in Florida with your mum
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card but I can't ever bring myself to do distressed edges!!
Enjoyed all the shows yesterday. Some fab ideas.
Karen xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Not to sure about the extreme distressing! But this card would still look fantastic if distressing isn't your cup of tea!
It really is stunning and makes a real statement with or without distressing. Thank you for all your work and endless inspiration.
Hope you have rested today after yesterdays marathon.
Sending love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Janice K said...

Love the effect of the extreme distress technique, such a pretty card. Really must have a go at this myself.x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card. A technique I cant wait to try. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Val.S said...

A lovely card,a technique I will be trying very soon! Thanks for showing!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card and a fantastic video.
Have now caught up with all your shows and have loved them all.
Enjoy your holiday and have a rest!!!!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card and a fantastic video.
Have now caught up with all your shows and have loved them all.
Enjoy your holiday and have a rest!!!!!

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Not so sure about this card, think it's going to have to grow on me!
Gail Cx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Another fab video and amazing card !! I really wanted to buy both the Greek and Caribean Collections yesterday but unfortunately my budget could not stretch that far !! I am very lucky that I managed to buy the Caribbean Collection on the flexipay, so the Greek Collection has gone on to my huge wish list instead !! I love the Santorini Dies. ( I hope I have the right name. ) Your Distressing Technique is brilliant Sue. Your card looks great. I will try this out myself as it looks much better than the results I get !! Such a lovely colour combo. I love your little Heart Corners too Sue. I think they look very pretty and delicate. More for my wish list !! Thank you for sharing another amazing card with us today. Take care. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to all Wilsonettes today love from Tres x x x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I think this card is so beautiful, and I have to say that the distressed look is not as easy as it looks but you make it look doable.

your show were amazing and you must be exhausted.

Big Hugs to all :-)

Tina XX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the ruffled edges. It is such a pretty look.
Thank you for the great demo.
Veronique L

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes.
Congratulations to all those that managed to get their emails aired and to the lucky winners yesterday.
It was difficult trying to watch any of the live shows over the web, as the streaming kept stopping, so I gave up in the end !!! I'm now trying to watch the shows retrospectively instead.

Today's card is absolutely lovely. I do like this style of card. I will catch up with the video tomorrow.

Best Wishes and hugs to you all,

Angela in Dubai Xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card and the distressing. The colours are beautiful.
Di B. x

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Hello Sue
Thank you so much for the video on how you get your lovely distressed layers for your card! They do look like ruffled edges! The whole card is so beautiful. Your dies are so great and love how they are interchangeable with each other.
Thanks again, Karen

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card.

auscrafts said...

love these colours

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, I go 'hot and cold' with distressing, I'm not keen when cards are heavily distressed, but this looks really pretty. I will catch the video later. I caught one of the shows with your lovely dies the other day and I'd like to say that it was really good to see that the offers were reasonably priced. Too often they have huge die bundles that I never understand how people can afford! Hugs Carole Z X

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Wow, beautiful card & love the colour, soft & pretty.
I really love the extreme distressed edges as they frame the card perfectly & look amazing..

Gorgeous card, love it.....

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue And Everyone
Like everyone else I thoroughly enjoyed the shows and loved all the demos and samples shown even though there is never epnough of them
Today's card and video is no exception a true creative masterpiece Thank you
Take care everyone
Theresa x

melody said...

I know my comment is far to late but I had no internet on th ward yesterday an it's only come back just now at 12.30 am o I thought I would still say how wonderful this card is an how great the shows were I managed to watch everyone thanks for brightening my day. Take care.Melody xxxXxxx

America said...

FAB Distressing tutorial and what a great look too! I always have trouble with the technique - but you make it look so easy and lovely. Always look forward to your videos and the SHOWS that gives us all the feeling that we can do this too!! :) THANK YOU!