Thursday, 3 September 2015

Inlaid and Embossed


Hi crafters!  Another festive card for today's video offering.  This is a really good technique to add some texture and interest to your backgrounds.  I hope you enjoy it!











The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x



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179 comments:

Pam said...

Such a lovely card. Very beautiful, frosty looking.
Have a good day everyone

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hi Sue
A different take on a Christmas card,probably not to everyone's taste but I like it.

Jan

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Wonderful card Sue, these techniques together look fab.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a vert different and gorgeous Christmas card today I really like it.
Nancyd xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning I love all the textures & dimensions on the card, beautiful techniques . Yvonne xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue are you well on the his Thursday morning I really like today card and the design is wonderful.
Debs A xxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another great video and stunning card love the colours and texture thank you tracyw

auscrafts said...

Interesting technique ,lovelycard

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Another beautiful card and great video,thank you.
Sue I have just seen your new collection of dies, Brilliant as usual.
Take care Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, do like the snowflakes inserted back into the cutouts - new technique to me which will be used a lot. Lots of nice texture too. Thanks for the video!
Had an email from an online shop and all I'll say is Oh My Word!!! Something a lot of us have been waiting for, pennies being saved even as this is typed! Can't wait for your shows.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

This technique looks interesting Sue. The card is beautiful. How long before we see your new dies? Can't wait. JJxx

hollyberry said...

Love the background on this card.

Kate's Cards said...

Great texture! xxx

nattyboots said...

Lovely card , colors and texture , i will watch the video later Sue.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. The background is gorgeous and one that i will be trying later today. Love how you have put the guilding wax and clear varnish over your die cut it really does give it that metal look. Thanks for another great video and your boundless insperation.
Take care everyone and have a lovely day what ever you are doing.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card love those snowflakes! Kitchen DIY is all done. Horray! Just got to deep clean everything today and put all the stuff back. Will watch video later.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue what a different style card today, so elegant and gorgeous. Love the video and have got to have a go at recreating something similar. Have a great day, hugs xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
this is such a complex looking card but your video makes it easy step by step and beautiful. Love the effect of the wax, so many ideas
Muriel x

my craft cupboard said...

Wow what a beautiful card!! I do love the colours, sooooooo different yet very effective.
Love the technique.
hugs
sharon :)

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love, this stunning card.
Off to watch & learn.
Have great day
Patricia x x

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Exquisite card Sue...of to watch the video.
Luv Rach :)

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
I love this new technique - must give it a try
Pat x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, thank you for the great video, showing all the tips and techniques to create this gorgeous card. Love the idea of the inlaid snowflakes. Have a super day. Bx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the inlaid Snowflakes, I need to watch the Video later to learn how to do these !
Had an email for the latest Dies Sue ! They are beautiful and I so NEED them !
Take care
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, love the snowflakes. Will watch video later.
Lydia
X

TDQ Karen said...

Just beautiful x

anne mather said...

Morning Sue,
I love this technique. I tried it with the butterflies and it was a big hit when I presented the card to my niece who is 16. A lovely christmas card1
Have a good day everyone.
Anne M xx

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, gorgeous card today, love it.

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

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I love the design. I am looking forward to watching the video later when I get back from work. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card, I love the inlaid snowflakes. I'm off to watch the video now. Sending hugs to everyone. Take care xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, great card, will watch video when I'm up!
Waiting for your new shows, hope the new dies will be on, they look fab.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, just love this technique. It gives s very different look to the background which is lovely.

Michele

crossstitchmarg said...

Good Morning Sue,
Wow this card is stunning, I will have to try this when I have a bit of time.
Haven't watched your video I thought I'd seen all of them.
Thanks for the inspiration you give.

Have a great day.
Maggie

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Lovely card. I will certainly give this technique a try.
Regards,
Evis M.

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Oh wow I do like today's card. And that sentiment is just lovely. Hazel x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what a very beautiful card again today.
I love that technique you demoed today on your tutorial video.
Wonderful designing as always.
Hope you have a wonderful day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Rosalind Memmott said...

Beautiful card Sue x

Aspiring crafter said...

Fantastic texture on this cad Sue, will be watching video later today,
XxxRuth

hazel young said...

Beautiful Card Sue x xhazel

Kath said...

A fabulous card and I love the textured background - I must have a got at that myself!
Kath x

A Happercrafter6 said...

What a lovely card. Will watch video later as technique looks interesting.
Jan
Northampton

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, So clever how you have done this card very pretty . love Jean Z xxx

Anne said...

This looks great. Will watch the video later.

Anne (Northampton)

Linda28 said...

Absolutely love everything about this card, the technique, the colours, everything ! Take care, Linda.

Debra Kenworthy said...

This card looks far lovelier in the video. When I first saw it I thought it was a bit sombre but it looks just fab in the video. The inlaid snowflakes are a wonderful idea. Debra x

Pat Aberdeen said...

Beautiful technique love it and I like the colours lovely Sue x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card and a lovely technique!
Love the inlaid snowflakes :))

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous card Sue. I have just started my Christmas cards and will use these techniques, hopefully, on some of them. I do a lot of 6" x 6" cards so will adapt a bit. Never seen the lacquer used before, can't think why, but it looks a great technique. Another one for my shopping list. Thank you.Xx

Gloria Robey said...

fantastic .You give us so much inspiration.thank you.Just saw your new pierced square and rectangle dies Love them made my day!!! . Thanks Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

What an unusual and effective effect. Lovely. Seen the sneak peak of the September launch and just love them and am desperately sitting on my hands as I promised the hubby!!!

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card love this technique and the inlaid snowflakes.Take care Jane B.

carol quinn said...

Lovely card today...really stands out!

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Looking forward to watching your video later. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, What a fabulous technique, I love this background !! and the focal element with the gilding wax atop transforms the black card, it is absolutely gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, great video and card, will have to try this. Love Jean xxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Amazing!!!! Just love this background, such a clever idea.
Lorna D

Jane Franklin said...

Love the different ideas shown in the video and the card is fab. Jxxx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely beautiful, I love the snowflakes and have the set, they look fabulous against the embossed background.
Thanks for the inspiration,
Heather Treble

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Fabulous card and a great video showing all the techniques used to make it - wouldn't have thought of varnishing the gilded frame but it works beautifully to give that metallic look - thanks for that tip...

Izzy

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, will have to get these snowflakes

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, just watched the video!!!
Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for all the
hints and tips you're a star!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes; Will watch video later but I can see that this card has a real wow factor, inlaid snowflakes – yet again Sue you gift us with another fantastic idea & something I wouldn’t have thought of that’s for sure. The amazing background shows this little beauty off to perfection it doesn’t need anything else to dress it up & is the perfect card for posting or that difficult to find ideas for man card. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card Sue & for the video can’t wait to see how you have worked this stunner into the gem you have done x x x

Thank you MARIA...it’s very kind of you to say you like my writing, my comments are not always funny lol don’t think I’ll ever match Lorraine’s & Yvonne’s cheeky sense of humour, Lol, they so have me in stitches. I too love to read all of the lovely comments & the feeling of being part of a family...guess I’m living in the wrong area, wrong county though to meet up with like minded Wilsonettes, but those of you who have found real time friends through this super Blog I’m so pleased for you & can imagine that it has made such a wonderful difference for you...on that note yes I’m real sad that I can’t get to Ally Pally to meet you all, as with other hopefuls I had requested on EB all Sue Facebook to bump/share a lift, anyways you’re all going to have a great time & when you meet Sue please give her a hug, a smile & a huge thank you from me x x x

CRAFTYNANNA JO; Sending you & your OH heartfelt wishes for a successful operation & outcome; you know that we will all be thinking of you both at such a worrying time; prayers & super (((HUGS))) to you my friend x x x

HAZEL; I love the snow, please, please send some down here (oooops, I can hear you all gasping & drawing breath whilst clambering to borrow sun from Rebecca; Lol) I love the highlands & when we visit our friend it is up in the gorgeous mountains outside of Ballater, beautiful when it’s snowing; sigh x x x

YVONNE; you’ve made a convincing case so I vote that you just gotta win that card; who can resist the fact that you have promised to care of it above everything else; well done! Top the class for getting your priorities right; LOL, Seems to me I have been missing out on this hysteria aspect when receiving Sue’s dies or nabbing parcel off the bewildered postman, (anyone watch ‘keeping up appearances’ & the poor postie who is terrified of Hyacinth, ring any bells ladies; LOL) have to give it a whirl, had a little spare cash so been & dusted off the hat again so have a few more SW dies to arrive soon...yippee; watch this space; LOL. Like you my friend I do not ask for the sympathy vote when I mention my health, I have had to go through many horrible things in my life which I’ve had to go through by myself with no family to turn to or friends who turned their back especially when I had the cancer; has this made me strong; maybe or maybe coping was all I had left; anyways enough of that boring drivel, but I do admire the way that you & your boys have come through a devastating ordeal my friend, Mr B, 4 paws & Wilsonettes are now the rock that I have never had & I truly look forward to the day we can meet x x x LORRAINE; I pray too that your health has improved for you my friend, 3 ½ stone!!! I dread to think what that was like for you, mine was 5 ¼ stone through cancer & that was bad enough, people would say that I looked like my eyes were going to pop out of their sockets..Yeah right I proved them wrong, LOL x x x

Gosh must close now as bath etc before going to the bank...sending love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) to you Sue & all lovely Wilsonettes; Beth B x x x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, oh wow what a beautiful method of creating depth in your card, I love the inlaid effect and this card is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Barbara Gosden said...

A lovely card using several interesting techniques. I bought the snowflake dies and have been trying this inlaid technique which is very satisfying, it feels a bit like placing the last jigsaw puzzle piece, but it hadn't occurred to me to emboss after adding the snowflakes.

Anne Crawford said...

I LOVE this card! The VIDEO is great! Can't wait to try these new techniques , they give wonderful dimension without being too bulky for posting.
My new CG arrived yesterday so I'm looking forward to playing with it today, I thought I'd get my OH to try and cut my old plates in half to give me a small set ( worth a try ? )
Hugs to all xo

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

I love this card, especially the techniques used on the focal element.

Love
Roz.x

sandy acland said...

A very elegant card:0)

Sandy (tort)

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the inlaid technique but wouldn't have thought to emboss it after.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Anonymous said...

Great video . Lovely card with a lot of fabulous techniques . You always amaze me with your ideas Thankyou love yvonne bennett xx

spoole said...

WOW what a stunner!! Can't wait to have a go at this one. Love the colours as well.
Kind regards,
Sheila

SueJ said...

Really lovely card Sue, I love all the techniques used. Thank you for the video, really interesting.

AnyOldCraft said...

Fabulous idea and beautiful card :)

nannapat said...

Stunning card Sue, it looks absolutely beautiful. I'll watch the video later and maybe have a go at doing one myself. Pat x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, great Christmas card today. I love cards with lots of techniques to try.

Love Rosemarie x x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love your gorgeous card and can't wait to try the techniques used.
Lovely sunny morning again here but just the same as yesterday, how long will it last?
Lesley S x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card and a great video showing us how to make it thank you! I love the colours you've used they are so pretty.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a clever card and the video explains everything so well. Love the way you have used the lacquer too, I would never have thought of doing it that way so will be using this technique in future. Many thanks for all your wonderful ideas. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Such a lovely card. Will watch later when little people have all gone home. !!! Hugs Heather.x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow wow wow what a stunning card. Love the snowflakes on the embossed card. Will be watching the video later. However, if the rain keeps up in what should be a sunny Spain I'll be watching it anytime soon.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue the inlay and the embossing together make an interesting texture, very nice love from Jackie xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely, another video for later. SueL x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Oh wow - this card is just stunning. Love it, love it, love it.
Beverley W

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Oh my goodness...this card is really rather special! I love the background with the inlay and embossing. I can't wait to go and watch the video...I just have to plant my Amazonia Lilies first before it rains lol. xx

hettygarlick said...

What a lovely unusual card.

Love2papercraft said...

Hello Sue & Wonderful Wilsonettes! The card is oh-so-very-lovely! I can't wait to watch the video (but must because it is 2:30 a.m. and I'm supposed to be sleeping!). I'm eager to see how this beautiful card was created.
Perhaps the difficulties (health & otherwise) many of you have & continue to endure, have helped forge the lovely spirits that shine through on the blog. There is something about the blog (above & beyond its original purpose) that draws you in and makes you feel welcome. Look at me - staying up all hours of the night to catch up & read the posts and see Sue's amazing talent! Ok enuf of the philosophical for the moment.
Maria, you are welcome to as much Colorado sunshine as you want! I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but I'm tired of the heat. I'm sorry to shock and appall (spelling?) anyone-but I love winter! I love snow! Fall is my favorite season, but winter is a very close second. I longingly read Hazel's post about the early snow in the highlands. So Beth you put a smile on my face by saying you like snow. A lot of you ladies put a smile on my face for one reason or another.
Speaking of which, Lorraine- do you prefer Lorraine or Laine? I only ask because I see both on your posts and I want to address you to your liking. What is a moggie? I hope your visit with Lulu went smoothly - you are brave to face your fears head-on and I look forward to your telling of it.
Yvonne you also put such a fun twist on your stories - you've made me giggle out loud more than once. And to think you do so in the midst of being in pain. I'm almost willing to concede the Wednesday card drawing to you because you are so funny (almost).
Well see, now it's after 3 am and I'm still up posting & reading the blog! I'm bonkers. I'm sure I need professional help...but I'd rather spend my $ on Sue Wilson dies than therapy, so I'll just have to rely on you all to keep me sane!
Here's wishing everyone whatever it is they need to bring a little happiness to their day.
Rebecca in Colorado

hotpotato said...

Wow love this idea Sue. x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the look of this card, will enjoy watching the video later to see how it is achieved.
Rosemary xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Oh this one just sings to me, mainly because I have the technology - I mean dies to make it! I can also see myself being quite cleaver and making two at the same time if I cut out from two bits of card carefully so I would have a reverse effect. Right I must put it on my to do list! Love the way you have gilded the black card, that's fab and if you stuck it straight on it would go as normal for posting! Result!!!!
Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful Christmas card. Lots of sparkle, texture and dimension. Thanks for the inspirational video.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card.

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for another wonderful video. I love this card. You really know how to come up with new techniques. And it's so good of you to share them with us. It opens new doors to our own creativity.

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really lovely card
Doreen R

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the colours, and this technique is so clever. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Paula said...

Oh, I love this card!! :) It's a brilliant idea, I looked hard at the photos to see how it was done. But now I'm going to make a cuppa and sit and watch the video, and if anyone rings me or knocks the door..... tough!! :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow what a stunning card, love the texture

Stephanie Cotterill said...

His Sue, beautiful card and informative video thanks you. At first I thought you had blinged up the snowflake appiture and didn't realise you had inset the snowflakes - durr! ! Muppet lol, but imagine iced snow in the appiture, scrumptious or what ? I'm lucky to have the snowflake die as a gift so will be trying both designs. In the meantime back to the gift bags while I wait for instructions for the A4 wedding card just ordered.
Wishing you a lovely day.
hugs.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue a gorgeous card and a great video love the gilding wax idea brilliant thank you .
Jeanie x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love the inlaid snowflakes makes a gorgeous background for this lovely card, great video as always

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Nana on the Hill said...

What a brilliant technique, must try this one!

Linda Graham said...

Great video Sue,really like the `inlaid` look, lovely card too,thank you, Linda x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good Morning lovely Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes!

Boy I love this blog! Not only do we get a daily dose of our Sues originality and total genius, but we also get to belly laugh at the antics of our mad and ever so slightly deranged fellow Wilsonettes! What a service you have created Sue, I am so fortunate to have come across your wonderful blog and I for one will be casting many fraudulent votes for you to win every available category in the up coming awards:-)
Today's card is predictably ingenious , who but you would have thought up the idea to die cut snowflakes then emboss them on to a separate sheet of card....I am in total awe. My Mum said 'who are you going to send all of the Christmas cards too when you've finished......surely they are too special to send to everyone.....' She is missing the point, it is the joy of creating, not the cost or the time spent making each one that counts. You have inspired me to create so many different designs and they just keep on coming, getting better and better every day, Thankyou xxxxx
I'm so running behind today, haven't even had my bath yet, but I just had to comment on the lovely posts made earlier and Sues wonderful card- I'll catch up with the video later on after I've been for my caci facial. I was meant to see little Lulu again today but slept in....spent too long on the blog last night catching up with everyone's comments not unlike you Rebecca, it's a sickness of which I don't seek a cure!
Beth, you do yourself a huge disservice, you are a warm, witty, talented writer and I so enjoy your posts each day and miss you when you are absent. I so admire your strength and tenacity, to have fought back from such a low body weight and beaten cancer is an accomplishment of gargantuan proportions. I , like you, do not want to be defined by any ailments or health struggles, being around the medical profession and hospitals makes you feel like an illness not a person and this blog is about so much more than that. In saying that, I appreciate people's candour about their struggles because it helps to talk, illness can be so isolating. I was in hospital for about six months last year with various issues and the thing that kept me going was access to Sues blog and reading the comments of her devotees. I didn't have the confidence to comment until my health improved and I felt a bit more like my old self and it has given me a real boost to make such lovely friends since then. My health remains rather complex but stable and my philosophy is what doesn't kill you makes you stronger:-)
Enough of the seriousness though, I prefer to be cheeky and upbeat so apologies if I ever offend- my family are keen to keep me in line when I overstep the mark!
Rebecca, you too are so amusing, I wonder what you thought a moggie was.....well, to put you out of your misery, it's a slang term for a cat, not unlike pussy or puss:-) Stick with us , you'll be fluent in every dialect in Britain before long! Don't worry about losing your marbles, it's perfectly normal behaviour that you are displaying, besides the truly insane never realise that they are one sandwich short of a picnic.....or at least that is what I comfort myself with in my maddest moments, like when the Postie delivered my parcel this morningYipeee!
Take care everyonexxxxx

Love and crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxxxxxx

Ps. Rebecca, my family call me Laine but i am happy either wayxxxxxx

ursula said...

Wow, what a lovely technique you have used here Sue, from that black card, to something metallic, really love that, thank you for sharing....A truly amazing card....luv Ursula xx

Jess Watson said...

Hij Sue, well a bit late today, several appointments this morning, and then food shopping
Love this card and the sentiment is great. Off to watch the video and learn from the master/mistress!!!
Take care everyone, Jess x

Susan White said...

Really different card, with an interesting technique. I'll check out the YouTube later, thanks for sharing, Susan x

CraftyJo said...

Very nice, loved the video too, thanks.

Cathie Weary said...

Gorgeous card today Sue and a great video. Loved the metallic look you did. So simple to do but so effective. Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful day.

Jan from Long Island said...

Wow...what a fabulous technique!!! Sue, your videos are so informative...I watch them over and over again and this card is gorgeous!
I've said it before, and I'll say it again...I love this blog and all the amazing people who comment. Have a beautiful day everyone!

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
A really lovely card today, yet again! . The snowflakes look so effective and I can imagine doing this with other dies as well.
I haven't seen the video yet but I will watch it later.
Oh Sue Wilson! What are you trying to do to my finances! Lol!
Your new pierced squares are just longing to come to live with me! What a lot of time that will save!
Also really like some of the new Sentiments - you are very very good at those! The Best!
Safe journey home Sandra - last lap today!
Cheryl sending hugs!
Love to all friends on the blog.
Myra xxx

Pauline A said...

Lovely card Sue and it's even better because I will be able to replicate this one as I have the 'ingredients,' well... the die anyway and it's all about the focal element isn't it? However my gilding wax is rock solid so will have to invest in some more. Maybe 6 months is just too long to keep it but yours looked lovely an soft. Can't wait for your Hochanda shows; not long now. Hugs xx Pauline A

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! love the effect of inlaid die cut on an embossed panel.. very pretty!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue

Stunning, just absolutely stunning. Your background is lovely,I recently made your Inlaid Butterflies card and know how lovely this technique is. I can imagine the waxed and varnished Deboss Snowflake is fabulous. Definitely one to copy. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Really like the new dies especially the pierced squares and rectangles which are a must have. The new stamps are so pretty and I love how you can mix and match the dies and stamps.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is elegant and beautiful Sue
what a great idea.
Gr Karin

Jill Liddle said...

Love the technique used today. Must give that a try.

Rose in Chester said...

Sheer elegance, Sue. Thank you for sharing.It is such a fabulous card.
Hugs, Rose

barbara macaskill said...

OH! This one is stunning! !Never thought to do both inlaid AND embossed but will be giving it a try now!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A stunning card again sue x I love all of it x will watch the video in a little while x
I have just been catching up with all the wonderful comments and all I can say is it is a good thing I am home alone at the moment otherwise everyone would be telling me off for being so ' soppy ' x I think I'm blurry eyed from a mixture of laughter and sadness x reading about everyones strength courage and of the friendships forged in such an unlikely place has touched me so much x I am not very good with words as you can probably tell ! So I am sending all the wilsonettes a humungous group hug x anyone welcome x
Right ! Deep breathe ! Off to see if I can find these new dies !
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Lesley Cann said...

Love the card and once again I really enjoyed the video. Love your new release of dies as well.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I totally love this card, it's amazing!!!....again something I would never have thought of doing!!! I don't know how you keep on coming up with such fantastic ideas, tips and techniques!!! You are so fabulous!!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for another wonderful video which has a beautiful technique
the only set i don't have is the sentiments stamps .Will have a go at
making the card
Take care
Hazel G XX

Jean said...

So elegant and beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Great video and I love the metal look you created on the center focal piece. Jan D., Florida, USA

alimecca said...

Hi su,
Lovely card today. When I first looked at it, I thought you had used vellum, but then watched video and realised it was silver card. I think the whole thing is really pretty. Just had a snaky peak at your new die collection and have to say, they don't disappoint! Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue and the video was great.

Thank you.

I've managed to by most of the items you used in this card so I feel I can give this card a try.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

MRS DUCK said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Great textural card and love the muted colour palette.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oooooh this is such a beautiful card today, and a fab video too. I love your "inlaid" technique and have used it on many cards I have made. Your video is great, showing how you layer the snowflakes in to your silver card, then adding the glitter to fil in the spaces and finally putting it all through the beautiful EF. You have created such an amazing background that you really did not need much more on top of it !! I really like your debossed snowflake frame. It looks so wonderful with the pearl moon guilding wax over black card and then to put clear lacquer on top to make it shine, just finishes your card to perfection !! Sooo beautiful !! A great finish too by adding one sweet little snowflake !! Thanks for sharing today Sue.
I also love yesterday's and Tuesdays cards as well. They are both fantastic !!
Thank you Sue for everything, lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Stunning Card Sue!

I love everything about this card especially how you've done the background.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Tressa said...

As you say in the video, simple but a lot going on. I like this card a lot.

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow. I love this card. this technique is so effective. The colour combination is wonderful. Haven't watched the video yet but I am intending to rectify that this evening.
After a couple of unexpected e mails I have seen a glimpse of your new dies and I have to say you have been working hard. Some are a little different and absolutely fabulous - as ever. Is this what we will be lucky enough to watch you demo on Hochanda. Whatever it is that you will be bringing to our screens is fine by me - you can do no wrong x
I know we aren't supposed to do more than one post but I can't fit everything into one post - too many characters - so please forgive me
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Yvonne G said...

Johanna - I do hope all goes well with hubby. Sending lots of love your way x

Maria - yes please - I'd love to tag along - it will be lovely and Saturday is good. I wonder how long it will take before we are asked to leave. Hmmm? Lol. Have you a Rendez-vous time and place arranged? x

Maureen - I have been called many things in my time and like you will answer to almost anything x

Myra - does your advice about Maureen mean she has a side to her that we don't know about? - do tell x

Beth B - My out look on life is very different these days. Don't like sympathy as I am well aware that there is always many more people who are in situations that are far worse than mine. I am vey thankful for things that always seemed so trivial in 'my past life' as I now call it. Oh my word - can't imagine what it was like for you to have such a dramatic weight loss. This blog is an absolute godsend as far as I am concerned and is so lovely to be able to 'chat' to fellow nutters. My boys are adorable and obviously we have an extremely close bond. That said they drive me bananas and even though I love them dearly will continue to moan about them on a regular basis. You now need to convince everyone else that I am the most worthy candidate to receive the Wednesday card. Lol x

Rebecca - I'm so pleased that I can bring a smile to your face. I do find that humour is a very good 'medicine' but do wonder if sometimes I am a little sarcastic. Like Lorraine I don't mean to offend or upset anyone so if I appear flippant sorry but that is who I am. I am hoping that many will come round to Beth B's and your way of thinking regards the Wednesday card giveaway. That way Sue would just have to give in. For the record I don't believe professional help would make much difference. Some things just can't be fixed. Lol x

Lorraine/Laine - I can think of lots of names for you but maybe not on this blog!!! Lol. How long will it take for your postie to recover this time? Complex seems an incredibly appropriate word. Know exactly what you mean. I do believe that if we spent time together that we would get up to such mischief and quite possibly get arrested! Cheeky and upbeat is my persona (and yours) on this blog but in person I do have a bit of a wicked streak and I think we could be dangerous. I was astounded by your weight loss when I read your comment yesterday. Wowee. I was always very slim at 8 stone so cannot imagine what that was like for you. I used to power walk and was an enthusiastic member of a gym but am now unable to do any exercise at all for now. Consequently I have put on almost 3 stone (much to the delight of my Friends) in the last 3 years. For the first time in my life I have boobs that would make any page 3 girl question as to whether or not they had been surgically enhanced! You could have had so much fun with Rebecca when she asked what a Moggie was (sorry Rebecca). I would have been so tempted to lead her up the garden path for at least a couple of days. (Told you - wicked). Lol x

Theresa - humungous hug right back at you x

Well I must away. Jake is away in Birmingham for a couple of days with work and George is going over to his girlfriends for the evening and staying there. So I will be all alone with only myself to talk to. Talking to myself is a regular occurrence but being alone, not so. How do I feel about this? - Am I excited - OH YES. The house is now reasonably tidy and will remain that way whilst the boys are not here. Last nights episode of British Bake Off is in order with a large bag of out of date popcorn which I found lurking in the cupboard and a bottle of cream soda (that is in date)! I know how to party.
Have a good evening everyone. I will raise a glass (of cream soda) to you all.
Lots of love and good thougts to you all
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Karen Drew said...

Love the technique. Going to have to give this one a go. Stunning card
Luv
Karen xx

Janice K said...

Hi Sue, this is such a clever card, simply but so very effective. Thank you for the great tutorial.x

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue, I definitely love this card and the colours are my favourites. Hugs, Ivy xx

Saba said...

Hello Sue
Thank you for a very informative video, loved the gilding and glossing effect you achieved on the black card for your focal element. You have created a stunning card using your inlaid and embossed technique. Absolutely gorgeous, love everything about it.
I have had a look at your up and coming release. Top of my list will be the double pierced squares, fantastic Sue, I went all giddy when I saw them, an absolute must have. Thank you so much. I have also fallen deeply for one of the new stamps, and it's matching die! Can't wait to see them in action.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Littlelamb said...

Gorgeous card today Sue. Haven't looked at the video yet but hope to do so soon.

Brooke Bont said...

love this card with the inlaid

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely and I especially like the sentiment. x

Linda Norris said...

Lovely card again Sue, love the inlaid look I will definitely try that. You always make things look so easy on your videos and I enjoy watching them so thanks for sharing xx

Val Jones said...

Another perfect card Sue, just love the background.
Love Val in Spain x

Laura O said...

fab card great video ,so well explained ,Laura O

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...
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Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card love the sentiment and dies used.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry
xxx

Susi in Cyprus said...

Wow, Sue, I just love this technique. Haven't thought of doing this, but it will definitely be on my list of thing to try! Today I made a Christmas card using the holly mini striplet. First card I've made for about a month and I really enjoyed doing it!

I'm so happy to have found this blog. So many of you have been through serious health issues and yet keep the positive attitude which I think is so important and try always to have, even when it's not easy. The other thing you all have is a fabulous sense of humour! Good friends, whether in the flesh or online, are invaluable.

Hugs to you all
Susi in Cyprus

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Ooooo wow Sue! This is gorgeous and what a great technique, "thank you". From the cutting out of the snowflakes, to the sticky sheet and the Diamond Sprinkles....it's not the same without a bit of shiny! Lol! Also the gilding wax added to the topper along with glossy accents and wow, it certainly makes it pop even more xx Great video and gorgeous card too...that's what I call a lovely two-fer! Lol xx hope you don't mind, but the top you are wearing is stunning! Gorgeous wine/grape colours that really, really suit you xx Sending love and hugs to you sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes here or away, who are in need of some too xx Susi in Cyprus, this is a wonderful blog! xx Love Karen xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
I'm getting later and later in posting - sorry.
Love, love, love the card, the video is great and explains everything perfectly - even for me lol.
Yvonne, Myra is my partner in crime, and a very good friend, although we have never met and live in different parts of the country. A few of us meet up in a virtual cafe and act our shoe size, not our age!!! (Mine is 2 1/2 or 3). Take care, and don't believe a word she says ha ha.
Beth, I always read your stories as well.
Norah, old friend, you, as well, relate such lovely stories. It's time we had an update about the family.
Maureen xxx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A very stunning card and I love the technique.

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card, makes me want to buy the snowflakes.xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Have blogged today but came back just to let you know I love the new release,there's quite a verity and my favourite stamps are the Regal Blossom.

Dawn Holben said...

Stunning card again today, I love the inlaid snowflakes and I wish I had watched the video this morning as I was trying to work out how to brighten up black card.
I never thought of using the gilding wax or the lacquer.
I know what I will be doing tomorrow now.
Thank you so much.

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
WOW what a stunning card, and fabulous colours...LOVE IT!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue, would like it more with a red bow.

Love n hugs
Meg
xxxx

Theresa Pace said...

what an elegant card. i think it would work very well for somebody who has been recently bereaved and you don't want to send a very fussy and colourful Christmas card. i love it, hugs xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good Evening my lovelies!

I don't know if I am breaking any blog rules but hey Ho I'm usually on the wrong side of the law anyway:-)
I have been catching up on today's comments and felt impelled to respond in kind. I was a bit 'out of it' as I call it, this morning when I posted, having had a seizure in the early hours of this morning, soi don't feel that I did my reputation as a cheeky, perhaps borderline offensive( though I hope not!) and jolly mapper any favours.
As Yvonne so intuitively pointed out, I really missed a trick when I didn't string poor Rebecca along with the definition of moggie....told you, not my normal self atall!- so I apologise profusely for letting the side down. I did contemplate saying that it was something rude but I stopped short in fear that I would receive a lifetime ban from the blog:-( Like many of you, this blog has been a godsend to me. It has added a real sparkle back into my life, I am now safe in the knowledge that I am not the only stark raving lunatic out there with a predilection for stroking nice papers and covering anything that stands still in Diamond snow! Guilty as charged ma' am....
Many of us have had our fair share of woes, health or otherwise- you can't reach my vintage without a few battlescars- but as Yvonne so rightly pointed out, there is always someone less fortunate. You may have put on 3 st dear but I would kill for the boobs of Katie Price, without the implants of course!, instead , even though I have put on 2.5st I am still cursed with concave busoms that need airlifted to make an appearance....less to sag though, you see, there's always a bright side:-)
I agree , we would be highly dangerous if we met up at Ally Pally Yvonne, ejected or even arrested before we even met Sue methinks, so count yourself lucky that I am too far away....maybe next year if you play your cards right:-) to give you an indication of just how dangerous I am as a companion, the real reason behind my health issues is that whilst studying at university, on my way to my own housewarming party and after having one too many gin and whiskey chasers , I was knocked down and suffered a severe head injury(hence the fits among other things), so if you want to be in my company do invest in a crash helmet, update your life insurance and have a fully functioning liver...not much to ask eh?
Maureen and Myra, how do you get an invite to your virtual cafe? Does it have a booze license and gin on tap, because if so, is there room at the table for another 3 yr old?:-)
Well, I think that I have abused your hospitality enough today, I'm off to insert my gin drip and watch the soaps. I watched Bake Off last night Yvonne, Ugne was robbed, I thought her take on Arctic Roll looked scrumptious!xxxxx

Love and crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxxxx

Always Learning said...

What a beautiful card Sue.I love the inlay work. Karen x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very interesting card today and some great techniques on the video. I don't think it is for me per se but I will certainly be trying some of the ideas you have shown.

Yvonne G - thank you. Feeling much better now but just so annoyed at all the crafting time I missed hanging around :)

Sue, I have glanced at your new dies and stamps (can't help it when the e-mails jump in front of you) but am going to wait until you showcase them for us before looking at them in detail - they do look lovely though. It won't be long now before we see you on TV again and I am looking forward to it very much.
Frances

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Better late than never. Lol
Love this card it's very different, my cup of tea.
Zena xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! So elegant!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, so different for a Christmas card.

Regards
Joan from Newcastle

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Love it. I know I go on about loving snowflakes but this isa real stunner

I've managed to catch up on last two days comments. Will do my best to remember everything I want to say.

Yvonne, big gentle hugs back at ya xxx

Beth, I know all about living in a craft black hole... Suffolk is getting better for demos but only if you can cope with trains/ buses or can drive.

Lorraine, at the start of the year Ally Pally was a slight possibility that got slighter and slighter. May have to treat myself to some snowflakes and a *new* die or two/three/more to make up for it but not sure when I'll be using any dies next at present- June was the last time!!! Some serious withdrawal at present. Managing a little lap crafting crocheting a bit at a time so not all bad

Johanna, hope hubby is ok x

Molly, I hope going back to school has been ok x

I agree so much with what's been said- Particraft is a real tonic. It's so nice to know you're all there to 'chat' to and I've thought of you all.

Fatigue has improved a little and hoping that having PA here today won't have wiped me out for tomorrow like last week. Hoping too I won't need to call doc's tomorrow as fatigue is replaced by extra pain that's different to normal, has taken 3 lots of the liquid medicine to subside slightly and has that spine related feel about it. You just have to laugh at the irony... My plan is that it will go back to normal after a good nights sleep. That's my plan anyway!

Off to put the dog out for his final trip in the garden then off to bed to put that plan into action then plan again to be back soon. Hugs to each and every one of you, extra here if they are needed.

T x

Brenda Lello said...


Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card.
Love the inlaid snowflake, what an inspirational idea.

Thank you for sharing, Love Brenda xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue& lovely Wilsonettes
Ooooo Sue a scrummylishouse card ( not sure if that's a word HaHa )
Sue your amazing how you keep coming up with all these fantastic techniques
I love love love Todays card it's Gorgeous, & I had my snow flake die delivered today so I can now have a go at this.
I love your new die's Sue especially the double pierced noble die's I have got to have them,I feel a purchase at Ally Pally coming on.
I love your Blog Sue.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Johanna I hope all goes well for your husband sending you both ((((Hug's))))

TOB Theresa more Hug's coming your way xx

Beth sorry I didn't answer you yesterday. For some reason it wouldn't let me post my comment.i
Tried three times . I'm in awe of what you have suffered with your illness
Beth I can't imagine what it must have been like going down to 5 1/2 stone
it doesn't bare thinking about. I know you said you don't want sympathy but I think you are an amazing lady my friend I'm
Really sorry you can't make Ally Pally I would dearly love too meet you.
Sorry I'm not very good with words or writing them down. So I hope I haven't upset you my dear friend love & .((((((Hug's))))) Lynda xx

Yvonne G look forward to meeting you at Ally Pally.I met up with MARIA last time she is so lovely also some other lovley Wilsonlettes Hug's Lynda xx

Lorraine I can imagine how cut little lulu is I have a Shitsu Annie she is 13 now but it only seems like 5 minutes since she fitted in my hand. She has a bad heart murmur now & on permanent tablets,I thought we were going to lose her a few weeks back but the vet sorted her out.thankfully. Take good care
Hug's Lynda xx

Big ((((((Hug's ))))) for all my friends on the blog xxxx



Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Very late but just had to pop in and say how much I like
the card and thank you for the tutorial video. You really
know what I/ we need to become better crafter's. I have also
now seen you new dies and stamps and they are all very nice
so my wish list has once again become longer then my arm !

Thank you Rebecca sending some sun but unfortunately it must
have taken a de-tour and missed my part of England. I might have
to swallow my wish as we are going on holiday and apparently
there is a heatwave so I might wish for some snow as well.
Love a proper winter ( dry and cold) not wet and raw as it is
usually here, don't do any good to pain but I still like
living in the UK.
Beth and Lorraine you have had and still have as I understand
lots of problems and started making cards to forget at least
for a while and a lot of us have and to be a member on Sue's blog
is a wonderful place to be. You take care and keep up your daily
craziness, I love you for it !x
Myra and Maureen are a couple of funny, amazing crafting "ladies"
who I befriended through the 'Cotswold crafter blog'.Sandra always
welcome new friends and you would love to be a member there too.
Yvonne, we usually meet at the tables near Sue W. stand but not
sure if the layout is the same as last time. Will check that out
and give you the time. I will be there all day,from the start
to the end so we will defiantly meet!x
ToB- I hope you are alright x
Craftynanna- thinking of you x
Melody- my thoughts are with you too x


To all Wilsonette's and friends have a good night/ morning
wherever you live hihi,

hugs Maria x

melody said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card great colours an a brilliant video. Molly called this morning from her week break to tell me I had to go an order a load of the sue Wilson new dies lol she picked 17 that needed to be ordered now case they all sell out. I must say they re really lovely an can't wait to see you demo them. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Molly don't worry all is ok an we see you Sunday xXx

SHARICA said...

Love this card xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Oh, so PRETTY today. Sue, you have again inspired me to create. Your swirl embossing folder makes a wonderfully deep embossed design. Another product on my wish list. I also think I need your stamp set you used today. The stamped sentiment looks great.

Sandy H said...

Fabulous card, great video. You come up with such clever ideas, Sue. That background is ingenious.
Take care everyone.

Eunice said...

This is a very striking card Sue!

Jill Berg said...

This is so beautiful - what great technique!

Angela Wade said...

Lovely looking card, Sue.
I will catch up with the video later.

Hugs to you all,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Love2papercraft said...

Helloooo and happy Friday to Sue & the Wonderful Wilsonettes. I think I shall, from here forward, shorten "Wonderful Wilsonettes" to WW. It could also be short for "Wacky Women"! That fits the bill some days as well eh? :)
The 2 cards are quite lovely and there are features of both I like tremendously. If forced to choose a favorite, my inclination is towards the 2nd one - and for a very silly reason...it reminds me of a scrumptious frosted cake and I would like a bite (or 10) this very instant! Perhaps I'm hungry - but still, I think it's always a compliment when something looks delicious enough to eat!
So do they let foreigners vote in whatever these upcoming awards are? If so I would happily cast my vote for this blog as being the best! Yesterday I expressed how much I love the blog for reasons beyond its original intent, but in addition to those I love it because the content is unbeatable. The videos are of such high quality in all regards -audio, camera work, aesthetics and that doesn't even touch on the actual demonstrations! Sue, you have such a professional, yet warm & genuine presence. You teach in a way that is very easy to understand. And then, the content of what you teach is beyond compare! It truly is. You have such an incredible talent and I'm constantly amazed at your seemingly endless creativity. It's not just a creativity with different cards or techniques either-it's also the way you make sure to show us the versatility of our dies. You are one smart cookie! (There I go with another food reference again lol.) AND on top of all that, on days without videos, your written instructions are very clear and easy to follow! None of those things are easy to do, yet you do them all consistently. Wow- well done! So you bet I would vote you into the number one spot! Most beautiful die designs too!
Yes Laine, I would love to be fluent in all things British-so I'll keep asking for definitions. Although something tells me I better find a secondary source for verification- lest I be led down a stray path!!! I am quite gullible - but also quite comfortable (familiarity brings comfort) with laughing at myself - so have a go Laine & Yvonne G! (Lord help me, I hope I don't regret saying that ;-)
Cheeky & upbeat with a little bit of wicked thrown in suits me fine. Although I'm not very good at dishing out the wicked myself. I can try to pull a joke on someone, but no sooner than it is out of my mouth, I follow it up with a "just kidding" or something else to spoil (or at least shorten) the fun.
Sweet, warm and kind also sits well with me (Theresa, Beth, Maria, Molly & the list goes on) so betwixt & between all - the followers of this blog have me covered (btw, I don't think the groups are mutually exclusive - there is a lot of cross over between the humor & the warmth). I can't even begin to remember everything I want to say to everyone!
Maria, clearly my command of the weather is lacking - I just can't seem to get it to do my bidding! What's up with that? Oh well, I'll still send out my wishes for whatever weather people want (it can't hurt right?)
Once again I'm showing my insanity. It's after 3am and I have to get up for work in a few hours!
Hey, b4 I go, where are people getting sneak peaks at Sue's new dies? I usually ask to be taken off email lists - but I might just have to ask to be put on whichever one is doing the sneak peaks!
A quick shout out to my fellow Americans Jan & Jan (& others I'm unaware of).
Madwoman from Colorado (aka Rebecca) and her doggies & moggies are signing off (but we are not wearing our wellies - tee hee). Perhaps after I get some sleep I'll only be 1/4 a sandwhich shy of a picnic (nah, probably not). Nite nite!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow this technique looks beautiful Sue, thanks for showing us - I'm off to watch the video.
Lorraine

dmjones said...



Another technique to try!!



Doreen x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Just back from a super trip to Mind mere reserve and think I missed yesterday. Love today's.

Lizzybea said...

Hi sue

What a fabulous card. Can't wait to watch the video.
Liz xx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning 'Sue' creation & just going to watch the video.
Looks amazing & love the colour combo..

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FABULOUS VIDEO AND CARD. CANT WAIT TO TRY THIS
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Vie Carter said...

Another great card

Vie
x

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