Thursday, 2 July 2015

Caught in Crystal

Hi crafters!  The Caught in Crystal is still one of my absolute favourite techniques and it has been around in many forms for many years now!  I will show you the way that I prefer to do this technique in today's video.  I hope you'll enjoy it.

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 The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

What a stunning card , I love it, so vibrant
Hugs to all

hollyberry said...

A gorgeous card,lovely colours. I love the results you get with this technique but still have to get around to trying it myself!

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card this technique always looks fabulous.
Nancyd xx

June said...

Morning Sue and all wilsonettes still haven't got s pc so borrowed hubbies for this, I so enjoy this technique it makes the cards so colourful.

Please take care in this heat, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

TDQ Karen said...

You were the first person I learned this technique from and I still love the effect. Lovely card

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

Helen Bell said...

Good morning Sue

How vibrant this card is. What a great technique. The card is lovely. I will watch the video later today.

Live Helen xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card great technique such a different effect.


Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful bright and cheerful card Thank you so much.
Great video too, Have fun today. Take care Kitty.

Kathy Johnson said...

Wow, what an eye catching beautiful card! Thank you for all the video's you give us to help us duplicate your stunning cards! Kathy J.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the bright colours off to watch video

Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the bright colours off to watch video

Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue on this lovely day what a beautiful card
I love the background and the colours and the design are wonderful xxx

Debs A xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is such a fun technique with a different result every time! The card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, the card is gorgeous and this technique is one of my favourites. Love the colours, and the video is great for anyone that has not seen it done before. Have a lovely day. Bx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Love the colours of the background, it reminds me of the Fall in Canada. Sue C. XXX

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Vibrant card it looks like crushed autumn leaves....
Luv Rach :)

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Julie Elli said...

Hello Sue and all you lovely ladies.
My favourite technique and gorgeous colours. The middle is crying out for some gilding wax lol.
Thanks for the reminder.
Big hug
Julie E

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card! This is also my All Time Favourite technique , it always gives such amazing results and makes for a really interesting card, it also was the first demo I ever saw you do ! ( many years ago ) I look forward to watching the video later.
Thanks Deb C. We had a fabulous walk yesterday to Red Point Beach ( where the wonderful wee film featuring Billy Connelly was filmed , called ""Where We Were Our Holidays" , ) well worth seeing for the children in it alone!
Love and hugs to all xo

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW Love this card. The colour's are gorgeous just like the weather at the moment RED HOT lol. You were the person who taught me this technique by watching your video and seeing you demo it on C&C. The over all finish on the card is beautiful.
Take care everyone and hoping the thunder and lightning didn't keep you all awake lastnight.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card today Sue and great technique which I havent done in yonks. Thanks for sharing.xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. WOW! What gorgeous, vibrant colours! A stunning card using a great technique and reminds me to get my alcohol inks out again. Looking forward to watching the video when I get in from work tonight. Thank you for the great inspiration.x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
First Of All I Just Want To Say Have A
Tremendous Day Doing Your Workshops
I'm Sure Everyone Will Enjoy It So Very Much.
Well I Have Just Watched The Extremely
Informative Video, It Was Brilliant,
I Just Love The Outstanding Card
The Rich, Opulent, Vibrant Colours Used
Like You Mention Any Colours Can Be Chosen Its
Your Choice.
I Love The Fabulous Die Collection Used Today For
The Video, The Noble, The Beautiful Corners And I Love
How You Snip Into Them To Change Them.
I Love This Extremely Clever Way To Create An
Awesome Background, I'm Hoping To Do My
Christmas Cards In Blues And Your Soft Silver
Foundation Card, This Technique Is Just What
I'm Looking For, I've Started Ordering Some Of
Your Tremendous Christmas Dies, So I Can Make A
Start As I Have My Card.
Sue Thank You For This Tremendous Video
And Sharing Your Stunning Card With Us.
Take Care My Very Dear Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Hugs To Yourself
Hugs To All Wilsonettes x
A Huge Hug For Lancashire Steph Take Care My Lovely x

Rach83 said...

Beautiful card, Sue. I've wanted to try this technique for a while so this might just be the time. Looking forward to watching your video.

Rachel x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I love the effect this technique produces. Haven't done it for a while though so thanks for the reminder!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue,such a pretty card, and a great technique, will have to try

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Such a vibrant & cheery card , everyone would love to receive a card like this, thanks for reminding me of this technique. Yvonne xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

I love this technique. Thanks for reminding me as I don't use it enough. It is true, we get so caught up in the latest styles we forget what we have learnt previously.


Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Love this effect, will watch the video later, and maybe try this
Pat x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
What a contrast to yesterday's gift.
It certainly makes a very bold statement and wouldn't' it be just the ticket for those awkward males we have to cater for at times.
This is a technique I haven't tried but will have to get some inks and have a play.

To all those in pain and suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. Don't forget drink lots of water if you're in high temps.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Striking card Sue! Love the intense colours. Must go watch the video now. Debra x

PharmacyMichele said...

Wow-stunning card & what a fantastic technique.


Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is beautiful I do love this technique. I will be watching the video later when I get back from work. I hope the workshops go well I would so like to be there. Take care. Hugs xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, one of my favourite techniques. I can remembering you doing a demo ay Ally Pally on it !!!!! Years ago. And you gave me the finished piece. Which I still have! It is great for man cards and different e every time. Hope everyone is OK in this hot weather, please take care.

Love Rosemarie xx

Wendy L said...

Cant wait to watch this one, looks great, xxx

Kathy Baker said...

Good Morning Sue, another lovely card nice and bright will watch the video later

cr@fty said...

Good Morning Sue
I love this technique the only problem is it's so addictive to do, there are so many variations of different colour schemes to try. Your so right about being careful not to 'muddy' the colours I've had some disasters lol. I love the colours you've used today so vibrant and autumnal. The pierced edge around your aperture looks gorgeous and those corners are brilliant a clever bit of designing there. I enjoyed watching the video you always break everything down into easy steps for us to follow thank you for that.
Well today I bet there are some very excited people getting ready to go to your demo day ( hope I've got the date right) am I jealous? .................. Well maybe a little bit lol. This time last year I was getting excited because I was going to see you in Haverfordwest, doesn't the time fly?
Hugs x
Heather T

carol quinn said...

Really bold card today sue...stunning

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card, very rich in colour and definitelly stands out in the crowd. I look forward to see you later today. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Brilliant effect and the colours you have chosen for this one are stunning.
Looking forward to seeing you this morning.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love this technique and love the coloours you've used, perfect for the weather we're having at the moment!...


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the video, Sue, very effective technique and love the use of the Noble dies. Just lovely.
Yes, Heather, almost a year ago since H/West and wasn't it great? We had weeks of anticipation as we're a bit starved of anything crafty in West Wales, and the day was perfect with lovely sunny weather. Just like now. Have a great time, everyone going to Kettering, not so far to travel for you, Sue!!
Littlelamb - so sorry for your loss, sending sympathy.

'P' in Wales

anne mather said...

Good morning Sue
What a lovley colour mix. It is another stunner. Sorry I can't get to meet you today as I have to work. I'm going to plan a holiday around your class soon! Keep safe out there everyone! Anne Mxx

hettygarlick said...

Very effective! What lovely colours.

doreenmj said...

Wow, a stunning coloured card; I'd forgotten about this technique,

Doreen x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love this technique, I have made several cards using this. Beautiful card too. Love. Jean xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue this technique is one of my favourites and the colours you have chosen really sing on your card love from Jackie xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Very beautiful card,love the bold colors.

Aspiring crafter said...

Stunning Sue, look forward to watching video later,

nattyboots said...

Lovely card and colors used Sue.
Stay cool
Elaine H X

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

I love, love, love this technique, so do the grandchildren! ( cos it's messy when they do it, thank God for wet wipes! ) i like to use the crackle medium for another effect. Beautiful card Sue.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Kate's Cards said...

I love this technique!

Jane Franklin said...

Just the right card for an 18th for which I was struggling for an idea. She loves art this is ideal. Brilliant. Jxxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, great technique and video!
Will definitely be trying it.
Lorna D

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, A beautiful and bright looking card today.A typical Spanish background!! Ole.Take care Jane B.

Sandra said...

Good morning Sur,
This is an amazingly effective technique, today's card is stunning, so bright ans cheerful !
I am off to watch your video for a refresher on the technique, thank you for the amazing
Inspiration as always!
I hope you have a lovely day!
Love and hugs to all,

Sandra said...
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auscrafts said...

love this technique

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
A really stunning card I haven't tried this technique before so really must
Give it a try
Thank you
Karen M

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card must have a go . love Jean Z xx

Pauline A said...

I haven't tried this technique before Sue, but after watching today's video and seeing just how simple it is to do; I'm going to give it ago but probably in blues so that I can use it for my Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing all your amazing cards. Hugs xx Pauline A

Anne said...

Another technique I forget to use - I must try it again.
Looking forward to the demo this morning.

Anne (Northampton)

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card using this fab technique. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
This technique provides a stunning card! Will watch the video later.
Gail Cx

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, A stunning card and although I have seen this style before have never tried it, but think I may have to now! Really wish I could have gone to your demo'o today, but to far to travel, wish you could make it to Lancashire sometime. Have a great day to all that have managed to get tickets. Hugs to all, Linda.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what a glorious technique, and it looks so bright and lovely.
Thank you so much for the tutorial on this.
Love your super creation made with this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

karenlotty said...

Stunning looking card Very vibrant

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a great technique and beautifully demonstrated on your video. Lovely colours too. Why do I always get so messy using alcohol inks tho!!! Best wishes

hazel young said...

Beautiful card love the colours xx hazel

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. This card looks very interesting and different. Off to watch your video now. SueL x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card. It is so bright and pretty.
Evis M.

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous colours makes a beautiful card, love this technique Sue so will have a play later

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Super demo! I have never tried the "Caught in Crystal" technique. You have made it look easy so I will have a go.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Veronique L

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, wow what a brilliant creation, absolutes love the colours used, so perfect for summer/autumn. Lol lynne m xxxxx

Poochies were docile little lambs yesterday for their haircut due I believe to the oppressive heat. Bless them they are laying around near to the fans we have going, I know how they feel as the excessive heat plays havoc with my ability to control my diabetes. Hope everyone stays cool and takes care. To anyone meeting Sue today have a brilliant time.

Lol and massive hugs lynne m & droopy docile doggie divas x x x x x

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card and the video was great too.
Marion H

val jones said...

Hi Sue. I love the look of this this technique and am about to watch how its done.
Love Val in Spain x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all. This technique is very effective . In airport waiting to fly to Italy for a weeks holiday. Hope everyone is ok with this hot weather. JJxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card today. Love this technique. So looking forward to watching video
Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue
What a stunning card and i love the technic you have used to accomplish it.....Rosie xxx

sonja_w said...

Stunning card, thank you for sharing the technique :)

Marianna Hammer said...

Awww what a beautiful card!! I too love the caught in crystal technique. And the colors are wo vibrant. Love it!

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, its still hot here and humid and rather dull, hope its bearable for you. I also love this method of crafting and your colours are just gorgeous and the end result is stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Scottydog said...

That looks spectacular Sue. Will watch the video later to see how you have achieved this effect.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very vibrant card, love it. Will come back to watch the video.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Good morning Sue, I am not familiar with this technique so I am looking forward to watching the video later today. It certainly makes for a stunning background.
Rosemary xx

Chris Curry said...

What a great card and fantastic technique. I am determined to try it, especially as I have lots of alcohol inks which I don't seem to be using much. I do have a question, I was wondering if you could do this with colours like blue, purple etc then use your dies to cut out flowers? I hope you read this and can give me an answer. Thank you Sue

Glennis said...

Oooh!! I love those vibrant colours

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant technique, really stands out.
Love Jan x x

marg said...

Hello Sue
My Snowflake background Die came yesterday, and of course I have made 2 cards with glitter backgrounds! Beautiful Die so intricate!
Will watch the video late as I haven't tried this technique!
Take care
Love Marg

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous cibrant card. Love the colours you have used.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Not sure about this technique but love the centre of the card

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
great technique and though your colours are beautiful I can just imagine it in blues, aqua and greens. Video is so ckear and easy to follow
Muriel x

SueJ said...

This card is lovely, very colourful. The technique is one I have not tried.
I enjoyed the video, thanks.

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue this is a wowser a beauty love it thank you for sharing xxxxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue hope you don't mind me answering Chris Currys' question, the answer is yes Chris you can make flowers etc and my favourite colour combination includes blue, purple etc. the only thing to watch is that you don't muddy the colours.
Hugs x
Heather T

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Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card - you amaze me with your talent
Carol x

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, just watched the video with a cup freshly brewed coffee. I love this technique! Not that difficult and I will give it a go. Beautiful card. Love, Ivy xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, wonderful card, love this technique, off to watch video.
Take care, Jess x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow, this card certainly catches the eye. I love how this technique looks but as yet haven't had a go doing it.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Good morning Sue, what a great informative video and lovely vibrant card this Thursday. It is actually one of the many technique's of your's I have been 'brave' enough to try (hollyberry - you must have a go its great and so easy) the worst part is waiting for it to dry so you can continue to play with it ! I used 3 shades of blue as a background for a male card and it was so good to see something totally different to what I usually do.
Hope you have a wonderful day with your demo's and to those ladies that are sharing your day with Sue have a brilliant time.
Hope all goes ok for you today Sam. Thinking of you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is such a lovely vibrant card and the colours you have used are gorgeous together.
Although I have seen you demonstrate this technique before I have never tried it myself so I really must have a play.
I have just noticed you are just five people short of your next target, Sue! After such a successful Christmas Die Launch it would be great for you to reach 5400 Blog Followers by the weekend.
All it needs is for five more people to sign up to Sue's fantastic Blog In the next couple of days!!!!
Lesley S x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, this is such a great technique and one I have not yet tried but certainly will now! Such a beautiful card.
Many thanks again
Janette x

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Very vibrant and colourful today, Looks like autumn leaves!
Will watch the video later, don't think I have seen this technique before.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
GORGEOUS - this is another card that sings to my soul. The technique is superb, colours are fabulous and I love it.
Hugs, Rose

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
what a fabulous "Caught in Crystal" technique. I will try this of course but I don´t know if I´ll get this cosmic shimmer varnish lacquer here in Germany.

Does anybody know if I can use something different instead?

Thanks and best wishes
Rolf xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Fab card today, I love that technique and those colours
are so gorgeous.
Thanks for the video too, I always find your videos so useful.
I have not been brave enough to try this technique but must have a go.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The caught in crystal background is very vibrant. Thank you for the video.

Lesley Thomas said...

Very colourful, bright and cheerful.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

The colours are stunning and so vibrant, I can see why this is one of your favourite techniques.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Bright colours are not really my thing but I have to say, this card is stunning.
Doreen R

sue britton said...

brilliant as always

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card & the colours I will have to give this technique a try when I have some time.

Have a great day
Maggie in Solihull

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card this technique is just MAGIC love it

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good morning Sue,

It has been years since I used alcohol inks and seeing these beautiful autumnal tones really inspires me to fish them out again,just need to refresh my memory with your demo methinks. The noble dies are so versatile and a real essential to any crafting arsenal.
I am pea green with envy at the lucky lucky ladies who are going to spend some time with you today, it is a dream of mine to meet you and I can only hope that you will maybe be able to fit a visit in to Scotland in your busy schedule in the future-knees, fingers, toes and eyes crossed! Have a lovely day though, I am certain it will be unforgettable.
Another cloudy day in Stirling, we seem to be the only place not basking in sunshine at the moment so no sunscreen needed here anytime soon.
Feel a little sad today, my neighbour had to put their 18 yr old cat to sleep yesterday-I gave him a big cuddle before he left but it brought back memories of Gizmo a year ago, they were the same age and the pain is still so fresh. To all with four legged babies, hold them close they are so so precious.
On a brighter note, my brother went to Holyrood Palace yesterday to the Queens garden party- no pictures were allowed for my scrapbook though, but he is visiting today to give me the low down on events.
Off for a bath and to do alibi toe ironing.....unless the sun appears of course, or Andy is playing at Wimbledon!
Have fun wherever or whatever you are doing today.

Love and crafty hugs,


ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, an amazing card. Love the colours. Perfect for many reasons not just Christmas. X Ros

Helen Terry said...

HI Sue
Stunning card and fabulous technique thanks for the great demo.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning card. Haven't been able to watch the video today but will watch it in a couple off days time when we are back home from sailing. Have a lovely day demoing and to all the lucky ladies who will be there have a fabulous time.

Lynda, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. hope you have a lovely day, hoping Terry spoils you!!

Love and hugs for all

Saba xxx

Maggie C said...

Hello Sue. What a wonderful technique that is. I can't think why I haven't given it a go before now, but with your clear and easy to follow instructions I'm definitely going to master this one. Thank you. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Paula said...

Such a pretty card Sue! I'm off to make a cuppa so I can sit and watch in comfort! :)
Paula x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this technique.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Colleen said...

So vibrant and gorgeous

barbiepinkfairy said...

A real dramatic statement card xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and the caught in crystal looks like a fabulous technique, I've never tried this as I don't have the alcohol inks needed.

Hugs and best wishes everyone

DeCor said...

Love the caught in crystal technique. Have seen it before but fotgotten how to do it so thank you for putting it on again. It is an eye catching card and the video is great, takes the scary out of trying to do it. Thank you again Sue.

Jacquie said...

This is stunning Sue, so love the colours you have used. Just beautiful.

Love & Hugs
Jacquie J xxx

Littlelamb said...

Hi Sue. Love this technique. I have the inks and everything apart from the lacquer. Must get that and give it a go. Lovely card and would be goid for a Male card
Happy Birthday Lynda. Hope you have a good day. Hugs to all my other friends.

Val W. said...

Hi Sue, this is a technique I am dying to try,and I love the card it is very dramatic.x

pinky said...

Cor blimey that is stunning Sue!

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Great card as always.
Love the wonderful effect of the background. Have all the ingredients just need the "get up and go"
I am sure if I mention it to Grandson Robert it will be a definite to have a go at.
Off to watch as a Refresher Course.
Have a good day
Patricia xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing and vibrant background and wonderful centerpiece!

Susan White said...

Love this card Sue! Will have to watch how to do it after lunch as I'm starving, but I'll be having a go for sure!! Susan x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Another fantastic video and Beautiful card, love this techniques,
the colours you have used are so vibrant, I just love it all.
I have all the ingredients except the lacquer, must get some ordered and I can get on and play.
Granddaughter would really enjoy trying this out. Project for summer holidays !!!
Hope you are having a good day, sending love and crafty hugs Brenda XXX

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello sue and all.

As you say the possibilities with other colour combinations seems endless. I love the effect and really must try this technique. Your card is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card...must admit I haven't tried this technique...perhaps I should rectify to watch the video now!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card, fabulous video, fantastic colours you have used for the caught in crystal, and your compilation with the beautiful die-cuts and the touch of mica, a stunning card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Mary Lynn Cox said...

What an absolutely stunning card and fun technique.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card love the colours
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the caught in crystal technique and the colours you have chosen here are gorgeous. Very autumnal looking and autumn is my favourite season. Would I be wrong in thinking that the noble dies are your favourites? They are popping up everywhere - so versatile.

Lynda - Happy Birthday, I hope you are having a lovely day and are being spoilt.

Lynne M - enjoy the peace while it lasts. It is not as hot here as it is down south but my cats are all flaked out at the moment and last night they seemed to be really happy to go out in the rain!

Saba - there hasn't been a re-occurrence of the e-mail problem, hopefully it was just a blip.


melody said...

Hi Sue, lovely card an a really great technique. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Fabously coloured card very hippy trippy lol
Will catch the vid later to Serbia it's done x

Karen Drew said...

Wow!! So vibrant. Never seen this before. Not sure my fingers would be as clean as yours!!! Thanks for the tip about the edging with a perfect medium pen. Never though of doing that before.
The card is stunning
karen xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This is a technique that I have yet to try, but I really must. This is a gorgeous card - so vibrant, just like autumn too.
Well much cooler today after the storms of yesterday, never seen lightning like last night in England before - it was more like a continental storm with flashes going off all over the place. Hope everyone is well. Happy birthday Lynda have a lovely day.
Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xx

ChrisH said...

Hi Sue


Hope you have a wonderful day

Best wishes
Chris Harrison

Colette said...

Fabulous card, love the caught in crystal technique, once I get all the supplies needed I am definitely going to have a go, thanks for the great tutorial, hugs, Colette xx

foxyg said...

Beautiful Sue.

carol edwards said...

So effective Sue. One of those people wonder how did you do that questions. X

terrie said...

Wow, that background is something wild but is sure makes a great looking card...
Thanks for sharing...
Well done Sue

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Great technique.

Maureen B. said...

A very different card today and so vibrant. Will watch the video with care and then have a go myself. Thanks for the idea sincerely Maureen (MEM) B.

Lesley Cann said...

Really like this technique have used it in several different colours and it always looks different.

Bejay Roles said...

Darn it, Sue,
I've got everything I need to try this out...except the crystal lacquer!! Looks like I'm going to have to place an order for some as I really want to try this out before too much longer. I've seen other methods but yours seems to be the most straightforward and fun way.
The end result is a stunning card today, the colours you chose are so vibrant. Thanks for the video instructions, you're a star!! xx

Welsh Dors said...

Love your card Sue. I have tried the caught in crystal technique a few times without much success, I must try it again. My snowflake background and individual snowflake dies arrived yesterday, no prizes for guessing what I've been doing all day.

craftylisa said...

stunning technique I must try xxx

Berina RGA said...

what a beautiful card!! love this technique! I should give it a try!!

Pearl said...

Fab card today Sue and the video was great, thank you for sharing it with us all.

Craftihappiness and lots of love to everyone.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and wilsonettes x
What a fantastic card sue x I have never tried this technique as I have no alcohol inks but the result looks fabulous x I hope you are all that were lucky enough to join sue today had a great time unfortunately hubby didn't have enough notice to change his shift and I don't drive x hopefully get to see you sue at ally pally again x going to hide under the table now as darkness is descending over Reading and I think somethings brewing in the skies above !! I don't like thunderstorms
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love this but will have to wait till later to,see how to do it.
Beverley W

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
This is a stunning card, great colours.
Must try this technique soon. x

craftynanna said...

What a gorgeous card so bright and buzzing, i don't have any inks but i will buy some just to have a go at this idea, thank you Sue the video was fun to watch, lots of hugs to all Johanna

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue an everyone, wow I never seen this before I would like to try it an your card is nice. Thank you Molly oxox

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely card and technique for today's post. Have had a go at this technique but not with quite the same results - obviously practice is needed. If my cards could come out half as good as this one I will be happy. Its beautiful.

Meg said...

Hello Sue,
I managed to leave my comments on your die launch but still don't know why there was a delay in receiving your blog.

I think I have recently received a card made with this technique so I am looking forward to watching your tutorial to see how it is done.

Thank you for all the lovely cards you posted with your new dies, still not decided which I can live without.

Fantastic thunder storm here last I the only one who loves watching the lightening flashes? I used to sit in the door way with my gran when I was little so we could watch, I know we always had to have the door open but never knew why.

The garden is having a good watering here and the temperature has cooled down so feeling a bit more energetic than the last couple of days.

Take care everyone keep your fingers crossed for Sue's draws tomorrow .

Love and hugs

SandytheRed said...

Hi Sue, been following you for 2-3 years your cards are so beautiful, also you show us some excellent and detailed techniques that I haven't seen before. I always pinned your cards, but recently found NO facility to pin any more? Could you please help me how to pin your cards again? Hugs SandytheRed xx

ursula said...

Wow amazing, don't recall seeing this technique before, must give it a try...can be done in so many colour variations...thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

patwyn said...

Hi Sue,

Very striking card today. I haven't had time to watch video yet, hope to watch and learn this technique later.

Pat xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Breathtakingly gorgeous! Will watch video later tonight! TFS!

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & friends
First I would like to thank everyone for my Birthday wishes today.
Hope all that went up to see Sue CE HQ hope you had a lovely time you lucky ladies.
Sue I love this technequ must give it another go. Your card is gorgeous love it.
Hope you enjoyed your Demo day Sue.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

TOB Theresa sending Hug's xx

Hug's too all friends Sandra Margaret Maria Myra Maureen Sheila Sam Saba Hazel Patricia TIna E Brenda L Brenda Littlelamb TOB Theresa WheelyBad Norah Karenlotty Cameeli Sue Pat Cheryl Beth Deb C Pam love Lynda xxx

Hug's too all Wilsonettes xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
I've loved this technique since seeing it on your DVD, and this card is beautiful.
It's also very effective with the Christmas bauble dies.
Love to all,,
Maureen xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today and such a striking background. Love this effect and must give it a go. Enjoy your Scotland session.
Take care love Diane G xxxx

Brooke Bont said...

love love love the colors

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Really enjoyed your video. I must give this technique a try. Lovely card.

Joan from Newcastle

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue, sorry it's late only I've been to pesky work
again:( I've seen you do this before but I can't
remember where!!! Oh well enjoy what's left of the day!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I'm so glad you've shown this technique as I'd forgotten how it was done and as a result are beautiful card.

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely striking. Haven't watched the video yet but look forward to doing that later.
I'm late today as I am struggling with this heat. I don't want to be negative but wouldn't it be nice if it rained! Lol.
Have a good evening everyone.
Crafty hugs

America said...

Oooh the caught in crystal is so very lovely. What a great tutorial too! Thank you!

liz spooner said...

Absolutely stunning, I tried this technique, but didn't quite turn out the way I had hoped.xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card, I love the look of this technique but I have no alcohol inks and to be honest, I'm not sure I have the space for a new lot of mediums! I am confident I can find a cheats way, get a similar look with other types of inks and what have you. Just have to get to the damn table first! My to do list is pretty long now as a result. No birthdays til Mr W at the end of the month so there's time (in theory).

Happy birthday Lynda, hope you had a wonderful day, birthday hugs from me and wags n woofs from Billy. Xxxx

Hope those who saw Sue today had an amazing time xxx

To Lynne and anyone else who is finding the heat is affecting their health take care xxx

Hugs to Wilsonettes everywhere, extra hugs here if they're needed xxx

T x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Pause, play, pause, play. .....Me trying to make this card following the video , but really like the technique.

92 Rosamond Hull said...

Hello Sue. Such a beautiful card and I can't wait to
try it for myself, I just need a couple more colours
of alcohol inks to get started lol.

Maggie said...

Hi Sue lovely to see this technique again one of my favs so addictive once you try it. I remember having sheets and sheets drying all over the house lol, it also takes me back to when I first saw you on TV with your stamping shows and as a stampaholic I do miss your creative flair with stamps and inks, although you are also a genius with dies and card๐Ÿ˜Š? Will watch the video later to see how to Sue style.

MaggieH CapricornCrafts

Laura O said...

lovely bright card and a great technique,Laura O

Theresa Pace said...

thank you for this video tutorial. for me it is always easier to understand when i see something. lovely hues in there, hugs xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and the wonderful Wilsonettes,
The colours that you have used to make the beautiful coloured background is gorgeous Sue as it reminds me of the beautiful autumn colours that will be upon us soon. I love the bright crisp white of the centre and base against the beauty of the vivid colours that you have used in the caught in crystal technique in the background. I always think this is beautiful Sue as no two come out the same so they are always one offs. On this silly iPad again as the computer once started up downstairs today refused to go onto the Internet hence the lateness of my little comment on today's very much a wonder of Wilson Thank you Sue for giving us another beauty to behold and to introduce some of our new Wilsonettes to the technique as they might not have seen it done before and I must admit to loving it each time as if it were the first because of the always changing designs that it comes up with so naturally on its own.
Hope you have had a lovely week Wilsonettes where ever you are because up here at the Costa de Glenochil we are still awaiting the suns presence as it has been none existent, warm enough but it has been that muggy kind of heat and rain and some smirky stuffy oh and then more rain. Sending hugs to all my Wilsonettes Angels that could do with some right at this present time for whatever reason, I hope that you are back up there with us again soon,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil )

nannapat said...

I love the caught in crystal technique and the vibrant colours that you've used are gorgeous. Pat x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card.

Shirley T.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

You have certainly surprised me on this card.....I have never heard of this technique. After watching the video, I cannot wait to try it myself.

I love the vibrant look - even though they are not my tones that I would normally use. I am going to give this a try definitely.

Thanks for your inspiration as always.

Love and hugs Dorothy Macdonald

Jackie said...

Hi Sue, thank you for some lovely ideas today, it was great meeting you.

Managed to crafting add to my dies today, hopefully start playing with them!

Jackie xx

magpie said...

Helloooo sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh my days, stunning stunning card in gorgeous vibrant colours x I don't have any alcohol inks but it's a great technique and love the video. I'm posting a bit late tonight but just wanted to "thank you" for all the videos that you do/have done. A stunning card and I love the heart corners....and dies too....xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and your family x sending love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes who are in need xx Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Vie Carter said...

this caught in crystal method is stunning


Linda Mitchell said...

what a stunning effect this card has, I've never seen this technique before, looks amazing. I was lucky enough to spend 2 hrs at CE HQ this morning. Thank you Sue for all the wonderful demonstrations you did, I don't know what to try first!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Sorry I am so late tonight. Just to quickly say I absolutely love your card today !! I think it is stunning !! Such a fab video and you make it all look so easy !! A great technique. Thanks for sharing. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Ohh wow Sue I love your card and I need to try this technique it looks brilliant
Well I wish everyone that commented in the die launch good luck
Take care
Theresa G

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I'm really late! I missed yesterday altogether !
Internet access is not good where we are just now and I've been struggling!
I love this technique and it works every time - with patience !!
Thank you for reminding us and for sharing it with new crafters.
Happy Birthday Lynda - better late than never!
Thanks Sue, hope you had a lovely time today.
Love Myra xxx

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue thanks for the refresher on this technique. A pretty card.

Hugs and best wishes Sue and all the Wilsonettes. Hope you had an enjoyable Birthday Lynda x

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Sandy H said...

Lovely card, lovely colours.

Jayem said...

Hi Sue, what a vibrant card. I love the result you have achieved but not sure I can justify an excursion I to more product, ie alcohol inks. Still, never say never!

I am very jealous of you lucky crafters in the UK getting your beautiful dies so soon. They are not available in Australia yet and no one can tell me how long I will have to wait. Sigh!

Have a great day and happy crafting.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Maria Illsley said...

I love this technique but do not use it enough this will inspire me get all my stuff out again and give it a whirl xx

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