Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hello crafters.  First off, I have to say that this card is one of those that really needs to be seen in person to appreciate.  The Faux Mother of Pearl Caught in Crystal background is really pretty, but you just can't seem to capture it in a picture unfortunately (well, at least I can't!)  First I embossed the background using the Leafy Quad embossing folder for texture.  For the focal element, I used a piece of acetate and swirled Cosmic Lacquer all over it.  I dusted it with pearlescent mica powder then used a piece of tissue to smooth out any large areas of mica.  I covered it with a piece of scrunched up tissue paper and set it aside to dry.  Basically it is the caught in crystal technique without the alcohol inks, giving it a faux mother of pearl look when dry.  I cut it to size then added the scalloped border from the Lavish Swirls diagonal die set all the way around the edge.  Next I covered a piece of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet then cut it with the outside die in the St. Lucia die set.  I used the same die again but this time with the next one down in the set together to give me the lacy sort of fringe.  I peeled the backing off of the die shape, then added the fringe sort of border around the edge then dusted the remaining sticky sheet with pearlescent mica powder.  I cut a Blossoming branch and added it, layering on the small flowers cut out of an extra piece of mica topped card.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the small oval from the St Lucia set.  I finished the card with a paper pierced white mat then a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  Leave me a comment to be entered in the drawing for this one.  Winner to be announced as usual on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x
 






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Pam Hartlepool said...

It's a beautiful morning here and what better than a Sue card to start the day, and this one is lovely, so delicate.
Hope everyone has sunshine and warmth today, have a good day.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and I am sure that mother of pearl looks lovely in real life! Will have to give it a go! Love Jean xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very delicate & pretty card. Yvonne xx

hollyberry said...

A really elegant and beautiful card.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card, This is my weekend try out. Thank you take care Kitty.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the mother of pearl thank you tracyw

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
You Have Achieved It Once Again "A Truly Awesome
Beautiful Card" I Love Everything About It
The Embossing!
The Mother Of Pearl Look! And The Stunning Flowers
And Vinery! This Card Is Truly Magnificent.
Thank You So Much For Sharing
Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Take Care x

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
Well it hasn't been here! We have all been up since just before five as all of the smoke/ carbon monoxide alarms went off and despite trying everything , nothing would switch them off, we calked an emergency electrician as we live in Armed Forces accommodation and was told that emergency call out takes up to 3 hours, because tad bungalow has been adapted for me (disabled) they go over board on smoke alarms, there are 3 in lounge, 3 in hall way and one in every single room plus carbon monoxide monitors, well they ALL went off, we were scrambling round trying to find the kittens, got Millo but Bella was nowhere to be seen, I was so worried as they have sensitive hearing and believe me it hurt our ears, Milo and girls were evacuated to the car, paul wa trying to switch alarms off, which wax impossible and me and Matt were looking for Bella, engineer came zabout ten minutes ago, has removed one alarm that he believes us faulty, and so peace at last! But our ears are ringing and aching! What a way to start the day!
Today's card is beautiful Sue, I must try that caught in crystal technique as it is so effective, although it's not so easy to see on pictures I can imagine how beautiful it us in reality!
Have a great day everyone, I am off for a lie down!
Love and hugs
Sandra xxxxx

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue,
A pretty card using lots of techniques. I like the idea of the mother of pearl. Good luck to everybody. Hugs xx Pauline A

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW what a beautiful card. The mother of pearl die cut look's very classy and elegant. The photo just doesn't do it justice. Never tried the caught in crystal with just the mica powder's so that's another one for me to try.
Take care everyone. We have some sunshine this morning but it's still very windy. I just wish we would get some warmer weather.
Bedt Wishes.
Denise T x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and another technique to add to the "must try" pile! Sue xxx

ang said...

Beautiful card never tried the technique its on my list to try angxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love this technique. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone. It can only get better Sandra!
Hugs.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card I can picture the acetate as you really can't see it very good but I know it must be beautiful.
Nancyd xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card with lots of interesting techniques.
Jan
Northampton

Heather Rogers said...

Absolutely beautiful as is so must be stunning in real life Sue. Such texture really sumptuous. So SW!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, today's card is really stunning, a different slant on a great technique. Good luck for the draw everyone. Have a lovely day. Bx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful and elegant card. Love the flowers

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
What a beautiful elegant for the giveaway, very lucky winner for this one. The little flowers just top off the lovely pearl technique, so very pretty
Muriel x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, hopefully I will see the mother of pearl effect.at on one of your shows.

Anonymous said...

Well, Sue, one lucky person will get up close and personal and see this card's true beauty! Do like the design and the blossoming branch is so pretty - all looks like icing on a wedding cake.
Wot a day, Sandra, it can only get better! Hope kittens okay.

'P' in Wales

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, I hope you are still enjoying being at home, and not over working? Another stunning card using that mother of pearl. Hazel,x

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue a lovely card, I need to watch your video tutorial again to see how the lacquer effect is done. Then of course I must get the lacquer I have tried a few places but they seem to be sold out. Think I will have to search again as this mother of pearl effect is gorgeous as are all of your cards.
Another excuse for retail therapy lol.

Have a lovely day
Maggie in Solihull

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card, I have never tried this technique, but must put it on my try list! Sunny this morning so may get out in the garden to do some catching up! Hope your day gets back to normal Sandra.

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Love this card....the mother of pearl effect is so luscious. ...
Luv Rach :)

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Sue I must try this technique xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. At first glance I thought the panel was made from felt but reading your description realised that was a camera effect. I'm sure that the faux mother of pearl is lovely and will have a go at it myself as I love the captured in crystal effect. X

Julie Elli said...

This is stunning Sue. I adore it. What a clever person you are. Whoever wins this will be very lucky. Big hug
Julie E

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, love this technique though never tried it lol! Always produces lovely results though.

Have a great day

Love & hugs

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

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow I love this card. The love the mother of pearl looks great so in real it must be gorgeous. And your design is wonderful. xx

Debs A xxx
{Debs Cards}

rosiejt said...

I have the embossing folder and the St Lucia die set, so I would love to have your super card using these.

Kate's Cards said...

Really looks like icing on the card. Just like a cake, lovely!

Clare W said...

GM Sue.fab! I must give the faux MOP go soon. It looks lovely.

TDQ Karen said...

Such a delicate card, would be lovely for weddings or anniversaries, Beautiful xx

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue love this card would love to have it in my collection of cards I have kept

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. It would be lovely to see it in real life. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful card and another great use of mica. X

Jane said...

Good morning Sue,A wonderful card today and whoever wins this card is a very lucky person! Take care Jane B.

nattyboots said...

Aww what a shame we have not got the full effect of your card Sue, however your card still stands out as beautiful as ever.
Elaine H X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, the faux mother of pearl caught in crystal looks amazing, I would love to 'see' you doing this faux mother of pearl. The teeny tiny flowers on the blossoming branch are very pretty and cute.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Another technique I must try I haven't done the caught in crystal using mica powders. I bet it does look better in real life although you can see the beauty of the card on the screen. Whoever wins today's card will be thrilled.
Wow! Sandra what a start to your day xx
Hugs x
Heather T

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a great slant on the caught in crystal technique, must give this a try. It does look like icing on a cake.

Love Rosemarie xx

Suejimbel said...

You are right, do need to see the pearl in person! Should try it myself or maybe win a card! Either way this is a beautiful card Sue x

CHERYL Brown said...

A beautiful delicate Sue, it's gorgeous.
Lovely bright sunshine again, long may it continue.
However you plan to spend your day, enjoy it.
((((Hugs)))) to all Wilsonettes who are feeling a tad under the weather, may you improve soon.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Now thats different Sue, have got to have a go at this technique as it is stunning. Gorgeous card today Sue. x

Anonymous said...

I haven't done the caught in crystal technique for years! It's so effective.

Anne (Northampton)

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Lovely effect, you can just see it in the close-ups but must look even better IRL...definitely one to try...

Izzy

carol quinn said...

So pretty

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, it's a lovely sunny day here! Well what can I say except you are one clever lady! Love your card and someone is going to be very lucky. I've just watched the right video for yesterday's card. Love it. Keep up the good work!!! Loopy Lynda xxx

auscrafts said...

elegant and beautiful

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
What a shame that the photo doesn't appear to do it justice.
Sometimes the camera can't capture what you want it to. Still a great design.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Today's card is beautiful, just beautiful, I am sure even more so in real life.
Have a great day
Hugs
Patricia xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the whole thing.
If it looks better in real life would love to see it!
XxxRuth

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue another pretty card, have not tried this technique but will have to have a go. as it looks so unusual. Wendyx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. I can just imagin just how delicate but spectacular the caught in MOP is in real life, its another demo I remember from your POTD last month.
It really is another beautiful W. O. W card and I wish everyone luck.
Whatever your plans for today Sue, hope its enjoyable and productive. To all our Wilsonettes enjoy what the day brings (unless your name is Sandra) thst is !!
Love to all.
Lancashire Steph xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card, so pretty. I'm sure the winner will be thrilled with it, I know I would be.

Michele

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, even though the photo does not show the true beauty.
Anybody would be as pleased as punch to have receive a wonderful card like this.
Have a great day.
Lydia
X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
I would love to see today's gift in real life. Your techniques are always so so good that it's a shame that the faux pearl doesn't show how it should. So I'll just keep my fingers etc crossed so that I might be able to do just that.

I love white/white it is so classical and so so elegant which makes today's gift one which would fit any occasion. I really love the way you have kept your focal element simple which just enhances the whole.

I had a good afternoon yesterday at my Knit and Natter and have to say that there was more natter than crafting yesterday but it was a good catch up afternoon.

I have decided that today is the day that I sort out my wardrobe after trying to extract a hanger with the top I wanted to wear and a load of others came with it so the time has come and the Charity shop will benefit.

To all in pain and suffering today I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Micky French said...

lovely sue, I love the embossing folder I will be buying this later
hugs michelle xxxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and I can imagine it's not easy to photograph. We will all just have to try this technique to see it in its full glory. SueL x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, as you say I should think it's better in the flesh so to speak! I really like the background.
Sandra sorry to hear about your early start this morning.
Gail Cx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Love the mother of pearl effect. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty and delicate. The look of mother of pearl sounds beautiful even if the camera did not capture the beauty of it.

Joan D said...

Very unusual card,which looks like porcelain . Very beautiful xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

A very pretty card which could be used for all sorts of occasions.

Love
Roz.x

Ann said...

Beautiful card so pretty.

Hugs To All

Annx without an "e"

karenlotty said...

Beautiful technique Not tried Caught in crystal yet I like the delicate border of the diagonal die poking through to

Chris Curry said...

Beautiful card Sue, great techniques. Thank you.Xx

Jill Berg said...

Such a sweet card today - I like it a lot!

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card today. I really like the techniques with the mica powders. Another new thing to try. Thank you for sharing and giving lots of inspiration. Hugs Heather.x

Janette MacArthur said...

Today's card is one I really would love to own - simply beautiful!
Many thanks again Sue for your inspiration!
Janette x

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card love it and would be honoured to own it.
Marion H

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Very pretty, love all white cards! Thanks for sharing,
love Junex (Cumbria)

patwyn said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful creation. The pearl effect really sets it off and, as usual, I love the flower sprig.

Sandra: hope your day gets better. It must have been very alarming (pardon the pun!) for you and family.

Pat xxxx

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous Card! I remember seeing this one on your show and thought I'd love to try this MOP effect, but I forgot, so thank you for reminding us about it.
What a horrible start to your day Sandra, I only hope you manage to get some rest during day, we have an alarm that goes off so easily and I hate It!
Love and hugs to all xo

Tracey Short said...

I just love this card and the technique used - in fact, I bought St Lucia because of it! Hope you have a great day Sue.

All the best
Tracey xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful card using a technique that is new to me, very interesting and gorgeous effect that you have created Sue, I love it.
Lorraine

gwen70 said...

Stunning card, love the dies and the embossing folder

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card just love this technique! I bought the St Lucia Die on Saturday, made a card and ended up with the frilly edge as you call it, and wondered what can I do with that....now I know! LOL.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue ,
Another beautiful, elegant card today...such a wonderful gift for someone to receive.
Hugs to all who need them and may your days soon get better.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a stunning card and such a clever technique. The flower sprig is so pretty. Whoever is lucky enough to win it will be able to see just how beautiful the mother of pearl effect is. Thank you yet again Sue for bringing us such amazing ideas. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning, just beautiful - love it
Hugs
Carol x

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
a really elegant and beautiful card...
I would say every card looks more pretty in real than in photos.
Rolf xxx

June Horrocks said...

Stunning wow card this is sue thank you for sharing love always June horrocks xxxx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue,
Such a gorgeous card, the mother of pearl effect is a must try. The whole card a beautiful.
Love Jan x x

Jayne S said...

Gorgeous and a great technique.

Marianna Hammer said...

What an absolutley beautiful card. Fantastic.

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card I absolutely love it. love Jean Z xxx

Lesley Thomas said...

Beautiful card as always Sue- it goes with the beautiful morning I have here today.

Craftysusan said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card as always. I haven't tried the caught in crystal technique yet but must try it one day. Have a great day. xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I'm early today as we have visitors coming very soon for the day! I'm therefore bright eyed and bushy tailed - well nearly!!!
My start was bad enough - oh Sandra poor you! Try to get some sleep! Hope the pussy cat is ok!
Today's card Sue, I remember from your day on C&C. The screen does not do it justice but it is gorgeous nevertheless. I haven't tried the technique yet but would love to give a go!
Thank you for all your inspiration and gorgeous cards!
Lots of love,
Myra xxx

Paula said...

Oh my! A lovely card, and so unusual, I love the mother-of-pearl effect, amazing, and so eye catching! (Anyone would think I liked it!!) :) Thanks Sue.

Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
This is a beautiful card and one lucky person will be able to see your lovely Faux Mother of Pearl Technique for themselves. It is something I have never tried but it is now on my "To Do List"!
Lesley S x

Joan said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,love it.
Joan from Newcastle

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I love the white on white and I am sure that the faux mother of pearl looks beautiful. This is one card that I will certainly try.
Regards,
Evis M.

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
I have the show recorded from your potd and this is one of the techniques I have been meaning to try. I love the card and whilst cameras are clever nothing beats seeing things in person. Here's hoping, all the best to everyone.
Heather Treble

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty and elegant card. x

Swiftycrafter said...

Just beautiful, as usual!!
Love Lynne x

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue
Another elegant card & another technique to try. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I would love to win this card just so that I could see what the faux mother of pearl looks like in real life. This looks as though it could be a really good technique to have a go at so I will try and give it a go.
Beverley W

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Beautiful card. White on white is always a winner for me, it's lovely. I think you can just catch a glimpse of the twinkle from the crystal technique, I'm sure it looks great in real life. Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, I am finding it hard to see this photo, however the emboss looks stunning. X Ros

pinky said...

Its stunning, I really love that leaf embossing Sue.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
NICE LEAFY EMBOSSING FOLDER (I NEED ONE). MICA POWDERS OH CAN IMAGINE THE EFFECT. LOVE THIS TECHNIQUE MAKES IT STAND OUT BEAUTIFULLY, YOU REALLY EXCELLED YOURSELF TODAY. FAB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another really wonderful creation today.
Love that wonderful embossing, and your mother of pearl technique.
I received my die today so thank you very much.
Can't wait to use it.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card. Now I've got a great reason to use my micas, I alwats forget about them. Thanks Sue. Anniekk xxx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Morning Sue,

What an ingenious idea, it would be fantastic if you could do a you tube demo of this technique since perhaps the colour will translate better on camera.
I am not alone in hoping that I get the chance to see it in person though, but good luck to everyone in with a chance.
No Cardmaking for me today, I have to get a tooth pulled which should be fun...NOT!, hope everyone else keeps safe and well and is enjoying a little sunshine too.

Crafty hugs,

Laine1972

Crafty Cruiser said...

Wow, this is so pretty.
Doreen

Rosemary Stickland said...

A beautiful card, and another technique to try xx

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. I am sure it is even better in real life. Must watch your video tutorial on how to do the mother of pearl effect.

Mac Mable said...

Delicate and very pretty card. Yes I bet in person it would be even more fabulous....maybe a Wednesday giveaway card so one lucky person could have that privilege? (lol) xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and I'm sure it looks even better in real life, well one lucky person is going to find out. Would love to try it but think I would need to watch the video first
Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Anything you make would look good in a black bag, you know what i mean, lovely.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue, a gorgeous card today. So pretty and delicate....xxx

Sparrow said...

What a lovely card for the Wednesday giveaway - count me in!

Saba said...

Good morning Sue,
Gorgeous card. I love this faux mother of pearl idea and despite not being able to see the full effect I bet it looks amazing in real life. I haven't tried this technique but will definitely be giving it a try. I remember seeing one of your videos where you demonstrated this using alcohol inks so will check that out later.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Wendy from Scotland said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and very interesting techniques to try, thank you
Wendy xx

Nannieflash said...

Wow Sue, how do you come up with such stunning card designs, I love this one, and I did manage to make my own interpretation of yesterdays card and it came out well. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Maxine T said...

Nice card Sue, simple but but very beautiful.
Maxine T

SHARICA said...

Such a pretty card today .. xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A lovely card. I really love the embossing folder too.

Love Helen xxx

Susan Lesperance said...

I hate to. Keep using the same words to describe your cards but they are all so beautiful and unique
Simply gorgeous!!!!

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
This is one very classy card, young lady! It just exudes elegance at every turn. Whoever the lucky winner is this week is in for an extra special treat to be able to see this card in 'the flesh' and enjoy close up all the different techniques you've used to make it look so wonderful. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

gailgale said...

I got into my email this morning and the first thing on the list was PartiCraft.... I thought...
The best way to start the day...
is a Sue Wilson card.
This card is beautiful.
My grandmother used to make cards out of tissue paper, and they were beautiful, but I have never tried it. I really must.
I think you cards are so gorgeous!
I love the white on white.
Thanks for sharing with us your wonderful talent.

Jill Liddle said...

Such a different card technique today.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the white on white - classic

Love the mother of pearl effect xxx

iReneM said...

Gorgeous!!
The MoP effect looks stunning - love the whole design :)

x

crafting maria said...

hi sue, first time i have visited your blog. fantastic and breath taking, your cards are beautiful. would love to have a chance to win a card xxxxxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card today and as you say I'm sure it is even more beautiful in real life! I haven't tried the mother of pearl technique yet but I think it looks worth a play.
Well I've been busy this morning whilst waiting for the plumber to come and service the boiler. Lemonade syrup made ready for drinks in the garden in the sunny weather (I'm hopeful!) batch of flapjacks made and some cake lace butterflies drying! The plumber should come more often!
Have a great day.
Love Diane G cxxx
Sandra what a rude awakening! Hope you get to catch up on your sleep xxx

Deb Curtis said...

Good afternoon Sue and all, bit late getting on to the blog today, just got back from seeing my mum in the nursing home, took the dog (Suzie the JRT) to see her today, what fun!

Wow, what a start to your day Sandra, on top of you not been so well this week, hope you and all the family recover quickly, kitties included.

Lorraine 1972 - hope your tooth out is all over quickly and much better than you may have expected.

Sue this card is stunning, may be white on white but there are so many tones, love the frill from the St Lucia die, must try that, the Mother of Pearl is gorgeous and the blossoming branch with it's tiny flowers is so pretty. Sue thank you so much, I am learning all the time from your blog and demos.
Hoping that the rest of the day is great for everyone, blessings all - Deb C xx

Cathie Weary said...

Absolutely gorgeous card today Sue. Would love to see this card in person. Hopefully I can win this beauty. Thanks for sharing it with us all and have a great day.

Pattyb said...

Lovely card Sue! Love the special effects you used!

redfox said...

Afternoon all, this is a really lovely card. The mica technique looks great in "real life"!! I saw you demo it on C&C and it looks beautiful. The camera lens never does things justice like the human eye. Love to everyone, Sarah

Lorena H. said...

The card is beautiful and I hope I get to see it in person. Thanks for sharing.

terrie said...

Great looking card....it is a great give-away card...
well done Sue

doreenmj said...

Love the look of this card, Sue,




Doreen x




Olga said...

The card is very pretty. Love those tiny flowers!

melody said...

Stunning card Sue love the mother of pearl look an the embossing background is lovely. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Stunning card. I bet it looks amazing in real life!!
Love to all xx

Gail Chase said...

Beautiful, lovely card. I love the sparkle and texture on this one. It has that WOW factor. This would be a special card for any occasion, even a wedding. Another HOT day here in Florida. Hope your day is as nice as this card. GramGail

DeCor said...

Hi Sue
It is a beautiful card to match the beautiful day it is here!
I love the subtle details all around the edges. The techniques with the dies work so wonderful together.

Thanks again.

CraftyJo said...

I was not aware of the Faux Mother of Pearl Caught in Crystal technique - looks fab, thanks for sharing it on such a pretty card.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful elegant card.
Crafty hugs
Helen Terry
xxx

Sharon said...

Love this card, beautiful xx

Mary Lynn Cox said...

Another new technique to try! The card is very beautiful. I love the monochromatic color scheme

Mary Blight said...

Hello Sue & All The Wilsonettes! Hope you are all well & enjoying lovely weather today? It is a lovely, sunny day here where I am in Pembrokeshire! Unfortunately, I am not feeling 100% as I had to have a blood test, this morning (because I have to go the hospital, AGAIN, on Monday!) & the nurse had an awful job finding a vein (my veins have always been very deep!)Thankfully, she got there, in the end! PHEW! Well, you have made ANOTHER stunning card again, Sue! It looks SO fresh & Summery! I would love to be in with a chance to win something like that! I was thinking of making some cards today but, the weather is so nice, I may go out instead! Take care of yourselves, everyone! Lots of Love, Mary XXX

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card though I shall have to try the caught in crystal done in this way to appreciate the mother of pearl effect you speak of. Love from Jackie xx

Val W. said...

Hi Sue, this card is simply gorgeous!! Val W.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Pretty, elegant, delicate, and any other word you can think of. I love it.
Hope you are still having a good time with mam.
Maureen xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! This is a jewel!! Stunning!!!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good afternoon Sue and to all the Crafters,

What a beautiful card Sue, it is very delicate looking, but nice to the eye. TFS

Love Dorothy Macdonald

Judy Hollers said...

Love the card. All your dies and designs are fantastic.
Judy Hollers

Jean said...

Another beautiful card!

Annie Pennington said...

Very pretty card Sue. Love the embossing, it's gorgeous.
Annie P xx

Angela Wade said...

Lovely, different looking card, Sue.

Sandra, hope your day has vastly, improved !!

Hugs to all,

Angela in sunny S. Wales Xx

Susan White said...

So pretty Sue - I really like the simple colour scheme. Hope I win so I can see the mother of pearl in real life!!! Susan x

barbara macaskill said...

OH! This is lovely! You always create such gorgeous pieces for us to ogle and drool over! Would love to add this to my Wall of Honor! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card today Sue.

Craftihappinesss to everyone and lots of love from Macky

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
This is lovely effect, I will have to try it. Have done the caught in crystal with alcohol inks, so must give this ago. I sympathise with Sandra we had a power cut at 12.30 a.m this morning and house alarms etc. all went off luckily it was only for about 20 mins so that was nothing compared to Sandra's early morning.
Would love to see this card in real life !!!!!
CaroleB xx

Txcowgirl said...

Again, just lovely. Hope we get a video with the faux mother of pearl technique.
While I was reading the blog, the mailman brought my international package from Joanna Sheen which contained my new Sue Wilson dies. I can't say enough about this wonderful company. Even though it's so far to ship, I've never had a single problem. You worry when you are ordering overseas, but they've done a great job.
Now, I'm so excited! I got all three new Noble dies, Canadian background, Vancouver, Portuguese background, and of course the Butterfly. Wish I could get them all, but will have to save up from my flea market sales for now.

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Gorgeous card Sue. Knowing that mother of pearl looks so stunning in real life, I can imagine how gorgeous it looks on this beautiful card xx "Wow!" xx Love Karen xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your family and to the Wilsonettes who need one today xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Elegant card today with the Faux Mother of Pearl Caught in Crystal technique. This is a new technique for me, one I have not seen before now. I would like to try this technique you used on this card if only I can find the Pearlescent Mica in the US. Have a great day!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. Must have a go with the caught in crystal technique.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, OMG This card is gorgeous, I love everything about it, I would be more than happy to offer it a good and caring home. LOL

Hope you are having a good day, Love Brenda xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Hi Sue

Lovely weekly giveaway this week. Love the tone on tone and the mother of pearl looks fab on the computer and am looking forward to having a go to see the effect in real life. This card is beautifully elegant and chic.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue A lovely white tone on one card
Denise X

Chris Arnall said...

Truly elegant and beautiful card.
Chris A x

Meg said...

Very pretty card Sue.

Poor Sandra ..hope you've recovered after the bad start to your day. Count it as a fire alarm drill, and be relived that everything works.

Love to a ll
Meg
xxx

hotpotato said...

lovely card Sue. x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I love this card,the caught in crystal is very effective.

Susan Dunn said...

Hi Sue, Another beautiful card today and a new technique for me to try. Bye for now Susan Dunn (Cumbria)

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I looked at the card this morning on my tablet but had to wait until I got home to my lap-top before commenting so as to see the pictures properly. I had trouble following your instructions until I expanded the pictures and it all fell into place. Very clever techniques and I love the Blossoming Branch.

Lorraine - hope the tooth extraction was not too painful.

Sandra - hope you and the kittens have recovered and been able to enjoy the day. Unless I remember to close the kitchen door my smoke alarm goes off every time I cook Yorkshire puddings (and no, I am not burning them, lol) and the noise from one alarm is bad enough so I dread to think of what it must have been like for you.

Frances

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all
What a really lovely card - just stunning!!

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Victoria Baxter said...

Card looks beautiful. So glad you do close up shots to really show off the embossing and crispness of the cutting.x

craftynanna said...

A beautiful card Sue a technique that i must try if it turns out as good as this one, knowing my heavy handedness it certainly will not, thank you so much for your inspiration Sue it has taken my cards to a new level. hugs to all Johanna

liz spooner said...

Lovely card Sue, so elegant. xx

IVY Cheong said...

Love the faux mOP technique so pretty. Take care, Ivy xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

The mother of pearl technique will probably look so much better in person, but it's still lovely.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

julie laz said...

Hi sue, this is beautiful and elegant, I've ordered the lacquer to do this,
I watched you do the demo on c&c for this card, I love it and would hang it on my wall, crafty hugs Julie xxx

Virginia Davey said...

Very elegant card. Good all round card for all occasions. I think it's one I will be copying thank you very much Sue.

Virginia Davey said...

Very elegant card. Good all round card for all occasions. I think it's one I will be copying thank you very much Sue.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi again sue and lovely wilsonettes x
What a fantastic technique you have shown us I have never tried anything like this before what an amazing effect . I really hope you bring it to one of the shows you attend as like you said I expect it is even more stunning in the flesh x
Theresa w xxx

Theresa Pace said...

oh i love what i see. it looks totally vintagey almost shabby chic on the pic but it so works. i can only imagine the sparkle in real life and some lucky person will get to see and handle it, hugs xx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Might just have to give this technique a go.
luv
Karen xx

Dawn Holben said...

Another fabulous card today, I really like this one.
And another superb technique to try.

Glennis said...

It looks wonderful - I would love to see it IRL

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Another very pretty card
Love Marion x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful and very Elegant card. I Appreciate all your cards Sue, you put in a lot of time and work with each and every one which i thank you for sharing with us all
Take care
Hazel G XX

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Well I love today's card and would love to own it
It is as always imagative and inspirational Sue
I wish everyone good luck in the draw
Take care all
Theresa x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Beautiful card!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards

To Pam,Norah,Lynda,Steph,Hazel,Margaret, Patricia,Pat,WheelyBad,Janet, Sandra,Sam,Craftynanna,Diane,Saba, Brenda,Janice,Karen,Michele,MrsB,
LynneM,June,Cheryl,Myra,Muriel,ToB,and to all Wilsonette's take care

Hugs Maria x

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue - and the lucky winner will get to see the mother of pearl finish in real life. I must have a try at that technique. Pat x

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card Sue ,Laura O

Di said...

Hi Sue,
I love your card, it reminds me of a piece of cake decorating when you look at the top. Love white on white and the pearl effect is fantastic, must try it.
Di B. x

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonetts
Gorgeous card Sue love the caught in Crystal technique
But not tried with mica powder. Such a beautiful card.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

TOB Theresa your still in my thoughts & prayers. I hope your shoulder is getting better love Lynda xx

Hug's too all my friends have a good or better day tomorrow.Love Lynda xx

Jean Bullock said...

I would love to win this gorgeous card. I pihttps://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765608099539/nned as usual.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What an amazing looking card. I would love to see a demo of this one.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

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