Thursday, 27 August 2015

Letterpressed and Sparkled

Hi bloggers!  Letterpressing is a great way to add colour to a background.  It can be either bold or subtle, as I have chosen to do in this card, but it is sure to add so much interest to your cards.  The video will walk you through the letterpressing technique.

Please do not forget to tune in at 8pm today (and five more hours tomorrow too) to see John Lockwood's launch shows on Hochanda TV.  John will be showcasing some of my die designs and he always does such lovely demos too!  I can't wait!  It's on Freeview channel 39, Sky channel 663 and Freesat channel 822 and also on IPTV on the Hochanda website!!

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

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Pam said...

Lovely card, very pretty
I can't get the new channel on TV but will try to watch on computer.
Enjoy your new work

hollyberry said...

A beautiful card,very soft background and a lovely sentiment.
Hope that the new venture on Hochanda goes well,will try to watch.

Anonymous said...

Oh so pretty, Sue. Busy day, off out shortly, so will watch video later - and hope to see at least some Hochanda.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card Sue, will be watching video later. Looking forward to watching John on new channel. Thank-you to ladies who replied about the handles for grand caliber. Much appreciated. JJxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning, all pretty & delicate just stunning. This card just jumps out class. I will catch the show tonight but will be at work tomorrow so unfortunately miss quite a few shows but looking forward to seeing the one's I can. Yvonne xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card with a very lovely sentiment.
Thank you take care Kitty.I shall catch the video later.

auscrafts said...

Lovely card and all set to watch the new shows

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card and lovely colours.
Nancyd xx

anne mather said...

Morning Sue,
What a nice sentiment on todays card.Love the letterpress.
I really hope you have a good day on Hochanda today and good luck with the launch.
I have set it to record as I am at work - I'm so exited to see something new on TV besides the heavy sales pitch of C&C.
Have a good day everyone - and stay safe out there.
Anne M xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Beautiful. It looks so summery with the colour palet you chose (could have done with the birds in the background just as a finishing touch) does anyone else ever pick up the bird song on some of the video's ? I heard it on last weeks and the week before) - im not going mad, honest, although you would probably think so as Ive tried letterpressing on one occassion and I messed it up ! I tried it with perfect medium not ink so maybe I should try again but as you have done Sue on this beautiful card. Unfortunatly I dont own any of these dies or any 'to die for' stamps but the dies are on an A4 size sheet of paper under the 'Not Got Yet' heading which resides in Mr L's drawer ready for birthday, anniversary etc.
Will be recording the show's tonight just incase there is too much selling talk then I can FF to the important thing like sample's etc will be interested though to see how it goes, so wishing you all good luck, CE crew should have the champer's out ready for congratulatory celebrations lol.
So sending you happy hugs for today Sue and love to Sam,Tina and Alison.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and a technique I must try
I am looking forward to John's shows today
Pat x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue Another stunning card thank you tracyw

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays card is beautiful, love the letterpress technique, gives you such a fab effect. Had a quick look at the video, will watch it properly later. Looking forward to the new channel and John's shows. Have a great day. Bx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Such an eye catching card. Will watch video later.

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a very summery card to brighten up this dismal weather we are having today, will catch the video later.

Good Luck to all on the new channel to everyone, will be watching.

Enjoy Thursday, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Maria Illsley said...

A beautiful card I'll will watch the video later and have John's shows set to record xxx

carol quinn said...

Stunning card sue.....John will need another holiday after all the shows he will be doing!

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another brilliant card, nice and bright, really like the sentiment.
Out most of the day but will be tuning into Hochanda as much as possible.
Looking forward to seeing John's show.
Have a great and exciting day.
Patricia xxx

Lizzybea said...

Hi Sue
Love the card so simple but very effective.
Liz xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card I love the way you can coloured the stamp it's beautiful and the design is wonderful have a lovely day.

Debs A xxx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue a beautiful card today and I do like the sentiment I shall be watching your video later and also I will be watching the launch of Hochanda good luck with that it will be nice to see a new craft channel and am looking forward to John's shows
Kathy xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

A bright and lovely card.
Doreen R

ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
What a pretty and summery gift today to brighten anyone's day.
I have some of the stamps to go with your dies but have to confess that I've not used them yet. You have given me the nudge I needed to get them out and have a play.
It's the same with letterpressing I really must do some and come out of my comfort box.

I will be trying to watch Hochanda today but it will have to be via the laptop as we don't have a tv here so it all depends on the dreaded internet connection.

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

lilian said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love everything about it, definitely going to try letter pressing you make it seem easy.
Great to see you have shows on the new channel, roll on September as NO one demonstrates better than you.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card today. I am looking forward to today to see what the new channel offers us in demos prices etc.
looking forward to John's demos as I have watched his at Daisys in Coventry. He is a font of knowledge and has taught my Sister and myself a lot. Also he is such a gifted artist as you are as well.
I am going to make sure I don't miss any shows and tape them on my digi box.
Have a great day

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue such a pretty card soft colours and a well expressed sentiment. Looking forward to tonight and seeing the new channel love from Jackie xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Such a pretty card today. I love the sparkle on the poppies : )
I am off to watch your video now and then I will be retuning our tv and setting record ready for later.
There will be an awful lot of Wilsonettes glued (with dries clear Cosmic Shimmer glue, of course!) to the TV tonight watching John's first demos : )
Have a good day. Hugs to everyone. Take care xx

TDQ Karen said...

very pretty. looking forward to seeing the new channel and will check out Johns show, such a lovely presenter/crafter

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, thank you using the stamps more lately, these are fab.

Craftihappiness and lots of love everyone,

Pearl x

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, really pretty. Am off to set my sky box to record so I can watch Johns shows after work.


Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Very pretty card Sue.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card today!!!
Good luck with the new venture!!!
Going to watch video now!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Love the card and must try the technique. Hope the new venture goes well. Hope to watch today.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card and sentiment Sue xx hazel

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely card! Pretty colours and gorgeously sparkly. Debra x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card,bright and cheery,love the look of this technique must try it.
Thank you,
Karen M

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This card tick's all my boxes. The colour's are beautiful very summery. I couldn't get the letterpress technique right when i saw john at my local craft shop where he was demoing and i found out where i was going wrong, i was doing the wrong side and it was coming out a right mess but everything is great now lol. Have all of your canadian die's but for some reason i only have the florebunda stamp so i will have to order some more as they are all stunning stamp's and stamp beautifully everytime. Thank's for another great video with all of your hint's and tip's as i would be so lost without these video's lol. Have the house work done ready to watch and record the new Hochanda channel to see john do his magic with your die's. Good Luck to Hochanda and everyone on the show today.
Take care everyone and don't spend all your money today on the new craft channel lol.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, I love the results you get with letter pressing. Will be watching the new Chanel with interest, good luck to John.

Love Rosemarie xx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, love the colours, can't wait to see your video and John demonstrating your dies

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a pretty card and I love the delicate colours. Will be watching John's shows and can't wait to see what Hochanda is like. The best news is that there will be more Creative Expression shows. Will watch your video later. Best wishes

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, with lots of techniques and advice . Thank you. I haven't been brave enough to try the letter pressing technique yet, but I will. Good luck with the launch today, I am sure it will be a success. Xx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, a very pretty card with a lovely sentiment. Take care Jane B.

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue , love it all.
Will have to catch up on the shows when I get home later today..looking forward to it ,

Anne said...

This is so pretty, Sue. Am working today so hopefully I have set the recorder properly!

Anne (Northampton)

Val Jones said...

Lovely again Sue. The letter pressing is a lovely technique.
love Val in Spain x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
The letterpressed background looks many times do I ink the wrong side lol!
Will definitely be watching John. I know I'm biased but he does demo superbly.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Bente Sørflaten said...

So very pretty, and the technique is great :))

Muriel Kelly said...

hi Sue and all

This card looks so pretty, can't wait to watch the video and see how you have done it.
Good lunch with the launch today, I have been checking on line but don't think I can get it at all here at the moment, will keep searching !!!
Muriel x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today, will watch video later :-) Looking forward to the new channel, hoping to catch some of today's launch. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Tressa said...

I like the letter pressing technique although I am not good at it - perhaps because I am still coming to grips with perfect medium. The end result, as you have shown, can be beautiful so there is impetus to keep practicing. Having matching stamps to go with the dies is great for those who enjoy stamping and colouring and makes for a card with more colour; the Cosmic Shimmer paint pallets are perfect for this. All in all, a beautiful card

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous card and when I get back from my Drs appointment Im going to enjoy watching how you created it. Have a lovely day. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Nanny Jo said...

Letterpress AND sparkle!!! :D I'm getting to grips with the letterpress technique, Sue, thanks to your tips. NEVER had a problem with sparkle! lol I shall be watching the new channel, look forward to seeing John and so many more favourites, too! Jo xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A lovely card and, for once, I have the die, stamp and
embossing folder. I will watch the video later on today.
I have today's shows on record and I am sure that they will be great.
Take care everyone,
Evis M.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
An exciting day for us all a new craft channel, hope it goes well for John today.
Love your card, very pretty.
Will watch video later.

sonja_w said...

Love it when you use my favourite embossing folder, definitely will try the letterpress technique. Very pretty card x

nattyboots said...

Very pretty card ,loving the delicate color against the black .
Elaine H X

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love everything about it especially the border in black and your floral embellishment.

Looking forward to seeing the new shows on Hochunda. Good Luck to you all on the new venture.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Barbara Gosden said...

A very pretty card. Your video tutorial gives a good demo of letterpress technique, and I love all your hints and tips that help us avoid any pitfalls when we try it.

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card ,and a great video too.
Marion H

Jane Franklin said...

Love the peach and black contrast. Must try letterpress technique. Looking forward to the new TV shows. Jxxx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A really pretty card, love the letterpress technique and thanks for the video showing your tips for this technique.
Looking forward to seeing John later today on the new channel.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Lovely Video ...I watched it first today!
The Letterpress is so effective and the Peach Bellini is now one of favourite colours!
Timer is set to watch Hochanda I think its Barb first brave to start a new venture !
Take care
Love Marg

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for the great tutorial. I love this design and the lovely soft peach colour, the additional sparkle is gorgeous as is that beautiful flower.x

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Another lovely card, will watch the video hopefully later. Hazel x

Julie Elli said...

Hi Sue and all.
Thanks for the reminder for today's launch!
Your card is lovely with the black and orange together. I would have made it look hallowe'enish but you got it just right! Beautiful!!
Big hug
Julie E

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card I think the letterpress technique is great. love Jean Z xxx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Anooher beautiful card and I am looking forward to watching the new channel.


Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, I haven't done letter pressing, another must try technique.
Will be watching the new craft show later today we need something different .
Will watch video later, out most of the day.
Take care everyone, Jess x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the stamping. WIll be watching the new channel today, will be nice to hopefully see something different. Love Jean xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous card, I love the letterpress effect and the sentiment is lovely, I would love someone to send this sentiment to me !!
I am so looking forward to the launch of the new Hochanda channel, and watching John demo.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue,

Beautiful card with a stunning technique of letter pressing.

Have tuned into Sky 663 but only have JVP advertising products, have Hochanda moved to another channel?

Love & hugs to all
Cheryl xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Something slightly different and very fresh, as usual love the colour combo selection. Haven't tried letter pressing yet, but a technique that I want to have a go at. Will be tuning in later for the new channel and shows and hopefully for something a bit different.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

To Cheryl - 663 is the channel looks like the launch is at 12.00 then all the craft shows follow...hope that helps

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card!
Rosemary xx

SueJ said...

Really pretty card and I love the sentiment. I have not tried this technique yet but the effect is lovely.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. A very pretty card. Video saved for later after I have watched John on Hochanda. SueL x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Such a pretty card today, love the floral stamp and that very useful sentiment - and you're right about pigment ink being better for the letterpressing technique rather than a dye-based ink - Brilliance inkpads also work really well...

I saw a comment on the blog earlier this week that the new Hochanda channel is being broadcast from Peterborough, so is it truly an independent channel or just the Ideal World mob under a different name?...we need to know!


rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
a really beautiful card again...
I like the colour combination very much. The black border pops out great.
Rolf xxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, today's card is stunning- I love the letterpressing technique and beautiful colours!
Janette x

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Very cheerful and vibrant card...!
Looking forward to seeing you all on Hochandro will be watching John tonight.... hope it all goes well...!
Luv Rach :)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely and elegant card - so summery! Don't think we got any summer to speak of this year......
Love black and peach..........
Won't forget to turn on the Hochanda channel......... hope it'll all work...
Hugs, Rose

weefortune said...

GM Sue, Another lovely card, catch the video later hugs Elaine x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Such a pretty card today. Love the colour combinations and the pretty flowers. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
Another very pretty card. I'll watch the video later as I really need to watch how to do this effect. I'm looking forward to the channel launch this lunchtime, it will be good to see a new, fresh craft channel. x

Helen Bell said...

Good morning Sue

A very beautiful card today. I am a big fan of the letter pressing technique, it always looks so elegant.

Looking forward to the new channel and seeing John demonstrate.

Love Helen x

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue, I always love stamping and yours are always so sweet and elegant. I love this card. Hugs, Ivy xx

Kate's Cards said...


Susan Lesperance said...

Another lovely card Sue.It's a joy to see what you will come up with next.

Sue L

hettygarlick said...

That really is a beautiful card Sue, and yet again I've learned something new. I had no idea that you could ink over the glitter! I love the letter pressing. I've tried it a couple of times, but not with much success. Maybe I was using the wrong type of ink. Must try again! Really looking forward to seeing your dies on the new TV channel today.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so fresh and pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the peachy tones you have used in this card Sue and gorgeous die cut details.
Lorraine from Norwich

Lesley Thomas said...

Super card as usual! You never let us down, and I have no idea how you keep coming up with fresh ideas (but I suppose having an endless and enviable supply of dies helps, LOL)

Scottydog said...

A very pretty card today Sue. Just off to my craft room now to watch the video & follow your instructions, so I can try letter pressing.
Must make sure I am in front of the TV at 12 noon! Good luck to the team.

Sparrow said...

I really like this card - especially the stamped frame.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card I love the stamped image. I am just getting ready to watch the video I learn so much from your videos I really enjoy watching them. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
I am loving today's card the stamps that coordinate so beautifully with the die perfection
I wish I had half your talent
Hi and hugs to everyone that needs on
Theresa G x

Paula said...

Another very pretty card Sue, I love the colours. :)
Paula x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and as always great video, unfortunately all my attempts at letterpressing get thrown in the bin!
Look forward to seeing John tonight and hope Hochanda is a success and we will see you on the 12th

Hugs and best wishes everyone Pat

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the wonderfull Wilsonettes,
What a beautiful card Sue and one that for me is really nice to see but there again i think that the Wilsonettes that have had the sheer pleasure of meeting you know that this is just how you actually feel. I know that they say that everything in America is bigger than anywhere else, i just wonder if they included your wonderful heart and persence in that statement. And please dont faint but the black is just right amount on todays card for me and just works so well. I am going to have a try at the letterpressing technique that you have shown here today as it looks sosoft and as you say subtle and gives it a totally different look all together from the darker colours. I think i must be in the subtle colour department because i really like the effect that this gives to the card and just adds that touch off something when you don't know what it needs. Thank you Sue for bringing just beauty and skills to our hands, for being so generous in sharing your talent and ideas.
Well yesterday it was so bad here that i got adsolutely drownt trying to get the messages into the car because all normal help that i get at the supermarket had decided to stay in during the downpour, talk about being a drowned cat, i was soak that much i needed to wring myself out when i got home. The picks up Rory from college again and takes him to his cadets at night. Well that was all fine until OH decided i was going down the road to help hang doors and lifting them in and out off the newly carpeted mum's house(he was not cutting the bottom off them with a rip saw/circular saw when i had just got those new carpets laid) outside just when the rain couldn't come down any harder so was soaked through again, but had to pick up the wee guy from his cadets again so shrower was so welcome but woke up today with the cold of course, oh the joys of DIY and shopping. The clouds were so dark this morning i thought that i had set the alarm at the wrong time and they are pinching my beautiful hills which is such a shame. As i said my boy started college yesterday oh and it is strange not having to buy school clothes as being doing it for the past 20years but he is loving it so that is all that matters. I am hoping that this taster set of courses that he is doing gets better as the year wheres on as so far i can't understand why they put him onto a course that has nothing to do with computing like he wants or actually teahcing him some skills like joinery,plastering, woodwork etc. Instead tomorrow he is going out into the community to do gardening and emptying buckets etc, not what i was informed from the careers office at all but we will see what the following 6weeks holds.
Got a GC with no handle or plates for £30 from hobbycraft the other day as when i open mines up it has snapped one of the plastic bars that holds it together and C&C could not help me source any spare part to sort it. And lovely Sue i know that your wonderful company would help but it was just the fact that it had been bought from them but after waiting and much emails to them the say that they couldn't help. So girls just a heads up as it doesn't seem to matter what is wrong i can't seem to get customer service at C&C to help i hope you all have better luck than me. Anyway i will go and leave you now and lovely to see some familiar names again.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
Loved the video, I could watch you all day. Never been a fan of peach but this gorgeous creation has made me have a rethink. It's beautiful.
So looking forward to watching John's shows, he is such a sweetie pie, you found a gem when you found him.

Ang, (Mrs Duck) you have every right to be biased, after all he is a special friend of yours.

Izzy, from what I have read, Hochanda is not connected to create and craft. It has been created by Paul Wright and Val Kaye who used to own Ideal Shopping Direct ( Ideal World and Create and Craft TV ) but this is a new venture for them.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
brilliant and stunning card today.
I love your fab design, and the letter pressing.
I certainly learn't a few tips from that tutorial video so thank you so much.
I think I need that ink you used now too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
I'm So Excited About The Fabulous New Channel "Hochanda"
I'm Looking Forward To Watching You All From Time To Time
I Know You Visit Your Mom A Lot Which Is Quite Understandable.
Today's Card Is "Stunning" p Starting With The Fabulous Colour Palette
Of Black/White And The Lovely Soft Peach Foundation Card The Black
Makes Such A Difference.
I Just Love The Letter Pressed Look With A Touch Of Sparkle, "Your Video Was
Tremendous" As Always It Was Just So Informative Where You Share All Your
Great Tips And Techniques With Us.
I Just Love The Fabulous "Bed Of Roses Embossing Folder" Its Stunning And
In This Procedure Its Even Better, I Just Love The Results You Get From Using It.
I Love The Stamp In Which You've Added Colour Then The Best Is Yet To Come
You Added Diamond Snow, So It Sparkles But Doesn't Take Away Anything From Your Image
Then Using Your Border From The Canadian Collection In Black And As You Know I Just
Love, Then To Finish Of Your Magnificent Card You Added A Camellia Flower, With The
Tulle And The Fern "This Is One Exceptional Card" Adding Bling Over Your Sentiment
Still And Being Able To Read It, Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing.
Take Great Care
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
A Huge Hug To Lancashire Steph Take Care x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is such a pretty card. I love the letter pressing, the stamps and dies are lovely and your colour combination is great. I think the black works very well with the peach. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the letter pressing and the colours. Enjoyed watching the video.

karen keen said...

Morning Sue
What a pretty card. The letterpressing really lifts the background.
Sat here eagerly awaiting the launch of the new craft channel. So exciting.
Karen in Telford xx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, not your usual style.

CraftyJo said...

sorry, that sounded wrong - like your usual style isn't pretty!!! That's not what I meant at all ;)

Should have written "this is very pretty." It's not like your usual style but equally lovely!

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and great video too. Laying stuck in bed so watching new channel.
Zena. Xx

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning. Thank you so much for that awesome video and gorgeous card! I love the letterpress technique. Sometimes it comes out great when I do it and sometimes it doesn't. You've taught me why...I must use pigment ink. Thank you!
Have a beautiful day and good luck with the new venture!

June Horrocks said...

This card is so pretty sue love it I will be watching today hope all goes well love always xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Pretty card. Thanks so much for the video...I'm a visual learner and always appreciate video tutorials. Jan D., Florida, USA

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so beautiful and I love the thoughtful sentiment! The sparkle looks amazing!

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Lovely card today. I wish tho my flowers would look as fabulous as urs. I guess i need more practise lol xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I thoroughly enjoyed today's video - I watched it just before the new Hochanda Launch.
Your card today is beautiful even though I rarely use peach. The card is beautiful and the black really lifts it!
I love that embossing folder!
I will be tuning in to watch John later! He always speaks so highly of you. I don't know him at all but he seems a very nice person and he makes some lovely cards! Wishing him well and everyone involved in this new venture.
Lovely to see Norah back - I do miss her when she is busy!
Love to all, Myra xxx

Nana on the Hill said...

Such a lovely card, the stamp is just gorgeous!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Great tips on inking the embossing folder and letterpressing. You do a wonderful job with your videos. They are so clear and precise. Your videos are such a pleasure to watch and learn from each time you share one with us Wilsonettes. You are my inspiration for card making. Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Tip for keeping up with those clear plastic liners in your stamp pads:

Put the clear liner on the stamp pad; Adhere glue dots or a nice glob of strong glue or adhesive to the top of the clear liner.

Put the regular lid on the stamp pad and press it down really well so the liner and lid stick together; If you used a liquid adhesive, put something heavy on the stamp pad or rubber band it to hold the lid down and let adhesive dry;

Now when you lift the lid off, the plastic liner comes off at the same time.

Make sense? Worked well for me. Jan D., Florida, USA

Anne Crawford said...

LOVE this card! I really love when you do stamping for the focal element and this one is gorgeous , the Video explains every little detail so clearly, the soft sparkle on the sentiment and on the camellia flower is exquisite and the letterpress background beautiful ! I don't have this stamp but I do have quite a few of CE floral frames, so could maybe try something similar.
They seem to be having a few teething troubles at Hochandra so I hope they settle down soon.
Hugs to all xo

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Gloria Robey said...

Loved the video today.The bed of roses folder complimented the card .Gloria(sidcup) xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & friends
Love this card so pretty,I haven't tried this techneq yet but will look at your video & follow it thank you.
Love & Hug's Lynda xx

Beth my friend thank you so much for answering my question i will defently ask the vet if it's ok foe Annie.
I hope your two 4paws are ok.Sending you ((((((Hug's))))

TOB THERESA thinking of you my friend (((((Hug's)))))

Molly I hope your Grandaddy is feeling a little better with the chemo treatment. Sending him some (((((Hug's ))))
& some for you & your family ((((((Hug's))))) xx

BIG HUGS for all my friends love Lynda xx

Hug's for everyone on this great blog xxx

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! What an incredible card!! LOVE the letterpressing and the stamped image on the glitter is gorgeous!! TFS!

Sheila Aberdeen said...

Lovely Card Sue

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful! I love the letterpress effect, after a few disasters I have finally got the hang of it ( inking the right side is always a good start LOL.)
Can anyone out there get the web version of Hochandra I have had no luck at all, I won't be able to watch John tonight with all your lovely dies!! Appreciate any pointers( I have downloaded IPTV but nothing comes up )😢
CaroleB xxx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card today sue x I love your letterpressing technique its fabulous x I was definately using the wrong inkpads when I tried before but thanks to wheely bads advice a while ago think I've got it right x just have to make sure I put it on the right side ! Will watch the video later when I get 5 minutes peace ! Thankyou sue for sharing your talents with us x will hopefully watch john later but as I'm a virgin will have to watch it on the little tv upstairs x
Lorraine you seem to have the same colours in your craft room as myself so when you win this week can we have shared custody ?
Yvonne sending you a big hug and anyone else who needs one xxx
Molly hope you are ok and thinking of you all xxx
Jan d thanks for the great tip x
Norah lovely to read your comment x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. Love it. Hope to watch John later but I hope the sound is louder as I had it on full volume and just couldn't hear it.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

This is very different and I think I like it. I don't do a lot of colouring, but should try harder. Watching at 7 and recording for sister who is away and can't see it. Saw the launch and first programme, but can't wait for yours. The picture isn't very good as yet, probably not HD, but hopefully will get better. Not sure about the club. xx

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Gorgeous card.
Very lazy day - necessity not choice.
Thank you for all your hugs and wishes.
Crafty hugs

karenlotty said...

Wow! i love this card I think a) it's the design and b) the mix of colours. Hope the launch goes well.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card and I love both the stamp and the beautiful peach card/inkpad. I can just about cope with this amount of black :-)
Looking forward to watching John later on. I recorded the launch programme & have just managed to watch it - the sound quality was terrible so I hope they have it sorted before John comes on as he speaks quite quietly. There will obviously be teething problems but I wish everyone involved (especially Creative Expressions) Good Luck.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the card and really love the necklace you are wearing in the video. It looks as though it has been made using one of your dies. Unfortunately I spent more time trying to see the necklace to work out how it was done than watching the demo - I'll just have to watch it again.


Brooke Bont said...

love this card with the stamped element beautiful

Anonymous said...

Just come back to say thanks for the video, Sue, will now attempt letterpressing after your excellent tutorial!
Oooh, 'gremlins' as the gorgeous Lee called them on Hochanda - and as Fluffycat said, sound was appalling. Can only get better - hopefully right now as John is on - must dash!

'P' in Wales

liz spooner said...

Beautiful card Sue, I have just rediscovered colouring so very interested in this card.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

I love the letterpress technique. Great video and lovely card.

Jpan from Newcastle

Laura O said...

lovely card great techniques and stamps ,Laura O

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love beautiful colorful flowers.. Very nice..

Eunice said...

Such a lovely card Sue. I really enjoy the soft colors.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Will watch a little later watching John at the moment demonstrating your dies.

nannapat said...

I'm watching John as I'm typing this, can't wait to see the finished card. He's such a natural in front of the cameras and I love his designs. Pat x

Meg said...

What a lovely card Sue, I was just having a little sad moment remembering my sister and your card has just the right sentiment.
Tried to get the new channel today but it didn't come into my list of channels when I reloaded. Probably try again tomorrow.

Thank you for your lovely card.

Love an hugs to all

Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone I really like the pretty flowers stamp an love the flower with the boarder die. The card is so pretty an looks different then the cards you make. I like trying to do stamping I am not very good at it but I love using the embossing powders it's like magic. Would like to thank everyone who as been sending my granddad kind words he is very unwell right now so unwell that the doctors have had to stop his chemo because he as now lost 5stone an over the last few days his hair as come out he is very upset because it was so long it was down to to his bum when he let it hang down. Nan as cut his ponytail off but it's not very good because it had all gone knotted at the top so she don't think he can save it to keep for him. Dd said things are not looking very good because thy really needed to do chemo for 6 rounds an he was only in the 2nd 1 so now they prob won't be able to do the op in his belly. I don't really no wat it means because he didn't really want the op anyway. My nan is really sad an dad said its because they got to wait an see wat the next scan shows but she told me we got to muddle on an I am helping her I just been to her house to help take the rubbish bags out for the bin man in the morning because nan ain't meant to lift things because she had a back op a few months ago an she as cancer as well but not in her belly like granddad nans is in her brain at the bottom. I am helping with the cats an the bins an when I was there we went up to her bedroom an we made a card for my mums birthday and another littl card for grandad to say I was sorry he lotst his lovely long hair he sort of cried when he seen it nan said they were happy tears but I no they are sad tears because he had his long hair for over 20 years oh an nan is going to try to to save a bit to make a little plait to keep for him. Thank you again everyone your all very kind Molly oxoxox

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
This card is really lovely.
Love the letterpress effect its gorgeous and adds extra dimension to the background.
Thank you for another brilliant video.
Love Brenda xxx

Karen Drew said...

Love this card.

Looking forward to seeing more inspiration from using your dies.

Karen xx

TOB said...

Fab card, great video. Hugs Theresa xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card. I will maybe not watch the video until tomorrow now. I love the stamp you've used and especially love the sparkly poppies.

Dawn Holben said...

Beautiful card again today, I love the stamped image and love the way they
are designed with your dies in mind. And the black border brings the whole
card together.
I never realised you could ink over the glitter.
really love every thing about this one and all the techniques you show us
especially with the wonderful videos.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I really called back to say I had watched John's programme. Clearly there are teething problems today but John did extremely well. It is unfortunate that the website isn't up and running as we were unable to have a look at prices, availability etc. However Rome wasn't built in a day . John did as well as he possibly could have done and Lee was a good Presenter to have.
However, as I lchecked in I saw Molly's post! Sometimes we get things a little out of perspective - we complain about simple little things.
Molly - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family tonight! You are being such a help to your Grandma and Grandad. Sorry if I get the names wrong - you know what I mean. God Bless you Molly! You have been such an inspiration to all of us!
Take care,
Love to all, Myra xxx

Lesley Cann said...

What a great card and video. I like nearly all your cards but this one is for me the best for a long time. Thank you so much for all the inspiration.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes!

You have chosen a superb card to demonstrate today Sue-a little bit different from the norm but equally impressive. I love the peachy tones, particularly when used for the camellia flower, it is stunning. I am so glad that I invested in the Canadian collection, that was a rare wise move on my part because the results are breathtaking. The stamping is exceptional, but the only element that I don't currently have....I can feel my credit card quivering with excitement again:-) I'm going to enjoy the demo before bed when I can give it my undivided attention.
I've had another frantic day, had a seizure during the night so felt a bit foggy this morning-I put it down to the excessive excitement of Johns shows today! Unfortunately, I missed the launch due to a doctors appointment, but managed to tune in after 5ish- the sound quality is admittedly dodgy and there's obviously a few teething problems but it's early days and I'm looking forward to johns shows tomorrow because he coped admirably and oozed professionalism.
Theresa, can I really put my trust in you to care for my most prized possession , to regularly stroke it , talk to it and nurture it, or would you take the opportunity to flee the country never to be heard of again? Provide me with a lawyers letter stating your intentions and if I am fortunate enough to win I may consider your proposal:-)
Yvonne, your dedication to Sues blog is admirable, be sure to get all the rest you need to fully recuperate- we look forward to the return of your usual wit and charm sometime soonxxx
Similarly, I hope all is well with you too dear Beth, and that Lauren and Hannah are still showing Mr B whose bossxxx
Molly, you really moved me sweetie, you are such a little diamond and mature beyond your years. You are coping admirably with the difficulties your family are facing and you are so so brave. You have more to cope with than many adults yet you remain sensitive and caring-I am sure you are a source of strength and comfort to your gran and grandpa. If you ever feel helpless just remember that it's the little things that we do that mean the most, so putting the bins out, feeding the cats or making a card will mean the world to your grandparents. I wish you all well honeyxxx

Love and crafty hugs,


Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
I love this superb card and the sentiment is so beautiful.
Love to Molly, Granddad and all the family.
Love to all
Maureen xxx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely bright and pretty card today, not had chance to watch the video yet, had a busy day.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

nzillingworth said...


Theresa Pace said...

pretty card. love the inking on the glitter, hugs xx

Jean said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love your card.
Thank you for the demo.
Veronique L

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Gosh I'm late, sorry, it's hectic here getting ready for university! Your card today is beautiful Sue, I love the stamps top you have used. I've got letter pressing in my to do list! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Norah u hope Rory gets on well at college xxx
How funny Steph I could hear the birds too, thought it was my hearing!
Molly what a lovely girl you are helping Grandma with the bins. Sending love and hugs to you all and I hope grandad is able to resume his treatment soon. I just think you are a real superstar xxx

melody said...

Hi sue lovely card as always great video, it's been a very long day so i have just come to bed an watched the video while I have five minutes to myself. Take care melody xxxXxxx
Thank you all for your kind wishes an taking the time out for my beautiful grandaughter she is a little rock
An she just amazes me with her kind little heart, wants to try an do anything an everything to help.
Thank you all for your kindness. Take care melody xxxXxxx

Anonymous said...

So sad to read Molly's post - had some tears for you all. What a tough time and poor Francis losing his treasured ponytail, too. Dear Molly is getting wise beyond her years but what a sweetie, such a treasure. Hoping for better days as you need them so much - and cats always help!!

'P' in Wales

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & lovely Wilsonettes

Excuse my late delay in commenting on this simply gorgeous card, I had a quick glance at your card in the morning but had decided to do all the housework first (had a lot to catch up on), then spend time reading comments & writing my own so I could then dedicate myself to the Hochanda channel & John...bad move it was very frustrating that my computer was so slow it froze on me many, many times when I tried to get on the internet...I don't think even the internet providers were prepared for the sheer volume of people trying to connect to Hochanda all at once & the Ipad hmmm not a my sincere apologies.

This card is absolutely stunning Sue, the colour combinations really do it for me & I hope that in a short while I will be able to watch the video...thank you for sharing my are an amazing person.

Love'n' hugs to all Beth B x x x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
I love the letterpress technique and the sentiment on the card is beautiful, what a truly lovely card.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & love the sentiment & the letterpress technique is amazing.
Such a pretty card with stunning colours, totally gorgeous..

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Vie Carter said...

Pretty card and lovely colour choice


hazel said...

Hi Sue
beautiful as always
Take care
Hazel G XX

ursula said...

What a great idea....luv Ursula xx