Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Stained Glass Striplet

Hi crafters!  Here is another way to use the Mini Rose Garden Striplet!  It works beautifully for the stained glass technique using coloured PVA glues.  I hope you will give it a try!

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

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Pam said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Tasteful, elegant and very beautiful.
SP, your beautiful comment yesterday touched our hearts. I hope your friend continues to enjoy her crafting and Sues lovely blog will be here for you both any time.
Tracey, glad the surgery went well although I can understand how upset you were at the news. You are a very brave lady.
Melody and Francis, hope all goes well when you see the surgeon.
Big hugs all round

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card this is a technique I am always going to try really must do it as Ivreally like the effect.
Nancyd xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful wonderful card.Just love it.

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card ,really must find the time to give this technique a try

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Exquisite absolutely exquisite, I just love gilding flakes they add so much to a card. Yvonne xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Your cards with the striplets never cease to amaze me I love these dies.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

I love this card and can see it as a Christmas card using the poinsettia striplet. Thank you.


Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

A beautiful card indeed. I do so love your striplet dies they are so versatile.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunningly pretty card today Sue love it. Have a great day, hugs xxx

Yvonne H said...

Sorry don't know how gilding flakes got in there. It was I just love stained glass it just adds colours subtly to a card.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow another beautiful card thank you.
A great video too.
Take care Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a stunning card. I watched this video a couple of weeks ago and had a play with my pva glues on a couple of different striplet dies and they all turned out beautifully. A really different look from the paper piecing and what a brilliant idea putting a fresh striplet piece over your finished coloured piece to hide any mess you have made. Thanks for another very informative video.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the technique iam going to do this card with my poinsettia striplet die thank you tracyw

Loraine Jefferis said...

Very beautiful card Sue. So clean and elegant. I made the heraldic square card it came out beautifully. Thanks again for your help lovely lady. Best wishes Loraine xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love, your stunning card.
The design is just wonderful
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Very pretty card Sue.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh this looks so lovely, I will check out the video when his nibs gets up, not sure if I have all the requirements but lets wait and see.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Very elegant card again today Sue. Look forward to watching video later. JJxx

Pearl said...

Absolutely fab card today Sue, love the techniques

Thank you so much

Pearl x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful, I haven't tried this technique yet but I have all the tools so definitely one to do soon xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Another absolutely beautiful card, thank you
Pat x

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, love this card I will have to try and have a go at this technique it is so effective
Kathy x

Maria Illsley said...

A stunning card I will watch the video later to see how you have created it
Have a good day xxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card today, I must give this a try later on today.
Thanks for the inspiration you give us all,

anne mather said...

Morning Sue,
Great technique. This looks fab when it's dry! I did manage to make your last Rose striplet card which turned out well. I changed it slightly so as not to copy word for word-but it looks great. Your dies are so inspirational - when I get time to play that is......
Stay safe out there everyone!
Anne M xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, very beautiful card, looks very Christmassy.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card, which can be adjusted for any ocassion.

Sandy (tort)

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue. And crafters.

This one I reAlly like. Wasn't keen on this striplet when I saw your card the other day but it looks way nicer on this one.
I might try it with my snowflake striplet with the glitter white on white xx

For the ladies who weren't on yesterday. My surgery went well and I got home same day. I'm quite sore this morning but it's manageable an I have to travel to Glasgow today for my fertility consultation. It's a bit annoying they couldn't wait a few days but they need to start asap.

I found out my cancer is the unusual one which they don't know much about which is called the hormone triple negative. Although I was very upset about it at the time I'm not dwelling on it too much and moving forward with the rest of the treatments as I keep telling myself there are worse off people with cancers too! Plus I'm still I've and I'm thankful for that. So another 2 weeks to wait to see the rest of the results from the lumpectomy ;-(
Thanks to each an everyone of u wishing me support it has been an amazing help.

Sue thank you too for not only sharing your cards but also letting us share experiences and things with each other.
You are one amazing lady and I really hope I get the chance to meet u sometime

Love to all xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is one of my all time favourites, I love the stained glass effect, and although I don't have this particular striplet, I am sure I can give it a go with one I have. Have a great day everyone, and hugs to all that need them. Bx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I love this! I have a speedy recovery card to make and think this will fit the bill nicely. Best wishes to Tracy.

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I love this technique and is gorgeous with the rose striplet.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
this is a lovely card and the clever idea of adding a striplet on top is fabulous. I am going to try it with the poinsettia too.
cool rainy day here today so I had a nice few hours crafting,
Muriel x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for a great video tutorial and for showing us the very clever way of stain glassing the striplet. A fabulous design that's so crisp, elegant and effective.x

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, love the effect this technique gives. It's got me thinking about trying this with some of my dies now.


nattyboots said...

Oh i just love the striplets, they make such gorgeous cards ,and loving this one Sue.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Scottydog said...

Lovely card & technique today Sue. Love the way you have used the configuration die. Hope everything goes OK today Melody. Love to Molly. Hope your trip to Glasgow goes well Tracey.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, another beautiful card!!! Just watched the video!!!
Full of hints and tips as usual :) thanks!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love this one xx hazel

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card really like it
Hugs Sarah N xxxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Sorry I've been missing for a few days as had a lot going on.
The cards have all been stunning and so is this. I love your striplets.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful card! Love the stained glass effect. Debra x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card and fabulous technique I must try this out later today. You had me fooled until I watched the video, it was then I saw how you got the corners, I thought they were new ones I hadn't seen lol!
Tracy I'm sending you love and hugs and I hope your trip to Glasgow goes well.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Clever card, Sue, love the technique, just like cloisonne only with card. Lovely elegant swirlies complete the look. Just lovely.
Tracy - oh dear no time to recover, hope it's not too much of a day in Glasgow. Main part now over you must be so relieved although an anxious wait yet.
Melody and Francis, thinking of you.
Beth B - happy birthday!

'P' in Wales

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Another beautiful card using a striplet. Hazel x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the firs are
And your design is absolutely wonderful xx

Debs A cxx

Clai01 said...

Wow Sue
that card is just super gorgeous and it would be a pleasure to make and receive it. x

Wendy L said...

Looks super, will watch later, xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very pretty...will be trying this technique with my other striplet dies too...

Tracy - glad to hear the surgery went well, stay positive and hang on in there...


Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this rose striplets is so versatile. I love this effect, but suspect I would get a lot more messy than you ever do.

Love Rosemarie xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Just wonderful. Love this card made with the striplet I love the striplet dies. Off to watch video and then try this. Thanks for sharing Sue. Hugs Heather.x

Kate's Cards said...

What a pretty effect. xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Thisnis so beautiful, love it

Anne said...

Beautiful, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today. Love your stained glass technique. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I watched the Video 1st today and enjoyed it so much.... love the Roses !
SP. I was so touched by your comment and wish your lady well!
Tracy glad that bit is over, now you can face the next knowing we are all behind you!
WheelyBad. I get Cluster Migraines, and take Pizotifen every day to keep them under control, only problem being it makes you peckish! lol
On a brighter note..... lovely card Sue, thanks for the inspiration!
Take care
Love Marg

Olga said...

This is a cool card! Love that roses and stained glass technique! Olga Ko

Bente Sørflaten said...

A beautiful card with a lovely technique, love it!

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

A very pretty card, I love the laciness of the configurations dies. And another stained glass technique to boot. we are well and truly spoilt by your willingness to share your talents with us.

Tracy my dear be of stout heart today. You are one amazing strong lady. Big (((hugs)))

Melody and Francis, God be with you at today's appointment. Big (((hugs))) also to you.

Love & hugs to all in need of one today for whatever reason.

Cheryl xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love this card, the stained glass effect is stunning.
Rosemary xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card so pretty. love Jean Z xx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, will watch video later

Sylvia Yates said...

Another beautiful card today. SO very elegant. Have not tried the pva glues before. Must add some to my stash!
Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card and one that could be used for many occasions.xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the striplet dies, so versatile and totally different from anything that is out there in the shop brought market. This one is particularly pretty and the card beautiful.

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue and interesting technique. I especially like the way you have used the configurations and I always like the flowers. Thank you. Xx

carol quinn said...

Another stunning card today sue

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card, love the way you have used the Configuration Die. Great video.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A beautiful card today sue x cannot wait to watch the video later x I bought the poinsettia striplet and really looking forward to trying this technique with that die x hopefully I won't get in too much mess ! Thankyou sue for your wonderful inspiration again x
Sp what a lovely comment last night and hope your friend makes a good recovery x
Tracy your spirit is outstanding and wish you a good recovery and hope all goes well at glasgow today x sending you a mahoosive hug xxx
Melody hope all goes well today x sending you a big hug too x
Wheely bad
I do hope the new meds work migraines are awful and would not wish them on anyone xxx sending you a big hug too x are you sure billy isn't a reindeer !
Beth have a fantastic birthday you deserve a treat so enjoy your demo and buying lots of goodies x
Yvonne hope you are well x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous card for today. I have this striplet die and use it a lot but have never done this technique before, thank you for your inspiration. Off to watch the video and learn.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning, I simply adore these mini striplets!
Lorna D

Marion said...

Hi sue i love the striplet die's .the video is good
but i think i prefer useing the glitter and glue.
Marion H

Tressa said...

The nice thing about using your stained glass technique is that the same die can be made to look so different depending upon the colour of the glues used. Another beautiful card. Thank you.


June Horrocks said...

Hi sue this is a wowser a true beauty thank you love always June horrocks xxxx

Anne Crawford said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the strip let and the stained glass effect, will watch the video later.
Hugs to all xo

SueJ said...

A really lovely card, the mini striplet is lovely and I love the technique you used.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue clean crisp elegant need I say more love from Jackie xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A really gorgeous card, great technique with the glues. Think I'll try this with the poinsettia striplet.
Have a good day.

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Really pretty card, must try this technique!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Arwen Perry said...

Morning Sue
One of my favourite things! I love striplets (ok I have a really long list of favourites) Really elegant and striking and again a card that could be adapted to suit any occasion!
Such a super talented lady!
Hoping everyone has a lovely day
And for a certain someone - enjoy the shopping!!!

Beryl Treble said...

A beautiful card. Will have to try this technique.

Paula said...

This is such a pretty card Sue, I love it! I'm going to make a cup of tea so I can watch the video in comfort. :)
Paula x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
This is a beautiful card with a very useful technique.
Evis M.

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Such a stunning card, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, lovely techniques. I'm going to make a nice cup of coffee and watch the video now.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and I will watch video later to see how to do it

Tracy, glad the surgery is behind you now, hope all goes well in Glasgow, caring hugs flying your way

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. So pretty and delicate with the rose striplet. I love your stain glass look. Thanks for the video.

sunshinepen said...

Morning What a great cards. Just lovely to brighten up my rainy day.

Happy days Pen x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, love the technique.
B xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Another way to use your gorgeous striplet die. Fabulous! This card is amazing. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone. Hugs.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Yep I love it, fabulous colours. Thanks as always for sharing Sue.
Tracey go very carefully today my dear and of course I have my fingers crossed for you with the results.
Melody my heart goes out to you today, hugs.
SP what a lovely post yesterday I wish you and your lady friend all the best.
Laine I think ce will have to bring out a bumper pack of smoothies just for you and Brodie.
Sympathies go to those who suffer migraines as I get those to, thankfully not for a while though, touch wood.
Finished my Christmas bunting yesterday so have twenty four triangles to be hung on string. I have made them over the last two years. Will probably add to them next year. So now to concentrate on the rest of my hand made gifts and Christmas cards.
Wishing good things to all

Diane said...

Hi Sue such a pretty card today, glittery without the glitter! I always hold my breath when you blob on the colours as it looks so messy, but the big reveal with the top layer is beautiful. I must try it ( wouldn't buy the green pva usually but can see now it needs to be! ). Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx
Melody and Frances I hope all goes well today xxx
Tracey glad the surgery went well, sorry to hear your news but knowing you have a sense of humour - you do like to be different don't you!. Keep smiling my lovely and I hope all goes well for your treatment today. You are so brave having all this treatment at once but I can understand your reasons. Xxxx
Sp your comment yesterday was so lovely, sending you and your lady a big hug, drop in anytime xxxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Cherie said...

Good morning , at home unwell so your lovely card has cheered me up. Thank you.x

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & friends
Another gorgeous card today Sue brilliant video thank you.
love love love this card it's so elegant
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xxx

Tracy glad your opp went well yesterday take care & positive your in my thoughts & Prayer's.
Good luck at your fatality consulton appointment. Big Hug's xxx

Melody thinking of you & Francis hope all goes well today. Hug's for you both. Say hi too Molly xxx

SP a lovely post from you yesterday I hope your lady & you the very best your both in my thoughts & Prayers xx

Big Hug's for all friends & all the lovely ladies on this blog xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I love your card today. The colours under the striplet remind me of the Soft Fruit Jelly sweets that my father loved at Christmas!!
Love and prayers to Melody & Francis, Tracy, Sam and all who have had ops, are waiting for treatment, and carers.
Maureen xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,

The mini panel really pops with the stained glass effect. I love the beautiful red roses. the pearls on the background add a wonderful touch of class :). Off to watch the video now.
Bejay x

TOB said...

Hi Sue and Wilsonettes, Beautiful card. How clever to raise the striplet for the PVA glue to sit in.
Hugs to those unwell
Theresa xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

I'm loving the stained glass effect, it looks wonderful, and the possibilities are endless with your other dies too.

I also am a big fan of the lace-like configurations dies too.

Just lovely!

Love Helen. X

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

The card today is beautiful...I have not got this die in my collection yet, though I do have a few Striplet dies, Poinsettia is one I think I will try with this technique.

or perhaps the holly striplet, Thanks Sue for the informative video, and all the inspiration.

Love n hugs from Dorothy Macdonald from Baldock

CraftyJo said...

Love this :)

Sassy said...

A lovely card with a very creative way to add color. Love the technique! I'm always inspired to try something new after watching your videos.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Like Dotothy, I don't have this particular striplet die at the moment, but I have others, so will be giving the technique a try, and adding the Rose Garden striplet to my wish list.
Margaret xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and will definitely be trying the technique with this striplet and, like others, with my Christmas striplets. Playtime coming up soon!

Beth - good to have you back and I wish you a very Happy Birthday. Hopefully you have managed to get to CE towers to spend all your pennies :-)

Tracy - glad it went well yesterday and how good were you to blog so soon. I'm sure I would still be in a huddle in my bed. Hope the journey to Glasgow doesn't tire you out too much.

Melody & Francis - thinking of you today as you have such huge decisions to make.


Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

This is beautiful. I love the dies you have used and the stained glass technique, this is another card I will have to copy. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

terrie said...

Beautiful card....it's so elegant
Thanks for showing how it was made.....tfs
Well done Sue

Suzzette Yandle said...

So pretty! Love the stain glass look you achived not having to be so very careful filling in the colors. Must give this technique a try. Thanks for the video. Great job.

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Jan from Long Island said...

Beautiful card, Sue and thank you for another amazing video. I love your stained glass techniques and the dies you used are gorgeous!
Tracy, so glad your surgery went well...I love your wonderful spirit. I hope all goes well in Glasgow.
Melody and Francis, I hope your visit with the doctor goes well. My heart goes out to you.
Wheely Bad, hope your migraines are relieved with the new meds. I used to get bad migraines also then one day they just disappeared and haven't returned in about 30 years. Wishing the same for you.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Nana on the Hill said...

What a sweet card, l love this stained glass technique, very effective.

barbara macaskill said...

Simply stunning!! I LOVE this technique!! TFS!

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Love it!! beautiful colors too..
Moxie Craftie

cuilliesocks said...

Without doubt an elegant card Sue, the striplet with colour behind is gorgeous, Kate x

gailgale said...

Another wonderful card.
Your ideas are endless and always so inspiring.
Thanks Sue

hollyberry said...

Love this card,one of my favourites.

dmjones said...

I do like this card!!!!

Doreen x

Pat S Witney said...

Love today's card, I love this technique. I'll be watching the video later as we've been out to lunch and have only got back in.
Tracey I'm glad your op went well, your in my thoughts.

ursula said...

Oh wow this is just so beautiful, love that painted technique, takes a bit if time to dry, but quite simple, just stunning...thanks Sue, luv Ursula xx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! Gorgeous Sue and I really love the stained glass effect. It's so beautiful and love the use of dies that can be, not only for corners, but centre elements too. Love the video as always Sue. "Thank you" xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need too xx For Tracy, sending you lots of love and hugs too. They won't hang about duck, that's why needed to get you down the fertility clinic. Keep going and just think and remember that, although some don't leave a message, it doesn't mean that they don't think of you. People do and cope with things in different ways xx Heartfelt love and hugs to you all too Melody xx Love Karen xx

Brooke Bont said...

I love this card the colors are wonderful

IVY Cheong said...

My favourite striplet die, lovely card,move it. Hugs, Ivy xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Really lovely card today. Really like the stained glass effect on this one.
Tracy, glad your op went well and wish you all the best for the rest of your treatment and the fertility clinic. You are very strong and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Melody and Francis, I have been thinking of you all day and hope that today wasn't too difficult for you both. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Sue, I'm sorry that I haven't commented for the last couple of days, but when I went to look back at yesterday's blog, I realised that my comment had gone and also the previous day's too! I worked out what had happened! Stupidly, when I'd written my comment I forgot to publish it - what a dipstick! Bad enough to do it once, but twice - I don't think there's much hope for me!!!
Love and hugs to everyone especially those in pain, having treatment or going through operations etc, Alison xxxxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
I watched in amazement when you showcased this card on HOCHANDA a few months back, and still I wonder what makes you tick ! What on earth sparks the idea of trying different mediums, as you have said - your original stained glass is all done with glitters, but to use the Pva glue is just brilliant.
I'm hoping that after you read that beautiful post from SP that you will now understand how you affect those round you. It was the most heartfelt message I've ever read here.
On that note I will send my love to you and to Tracey, hope all went well in Glasgow my love. Sam I'm thinking of your lovely lady.
Hugs for now.
Lancashire Steph xx

Jane Franklin said...

Bit late today, relaxing now after a day out with 3 yr old grandson, boy has he got some energy!
Anyway, love the card and video the technique is one to try.
SP your comments were so heartfelt and true.
Thank you Steph I would like to email you so will be in touch.
Tracy wishing you well.
Rebecca I haven't forgotten and will be in touch.
Best wishes to all jxxx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card and a fantastic video!
I really like this striplet die and the stained glass effect is gorgeous.

Dawn Holben said...

Oh wow I love this card, it is so pretty and can imagine it being fab in any colour.
I do love detail on all the striplet dies and must get this to add to my collection.
Will watch the video as soon as I get some peace and quiet.
I havn't been able to craft for a couple of weeks because of nerve damage to my back but
seeing your cards and videos is giving me lots of inspiration for when I can.

liz spooner said...

This is such a lovely card Sue, I knew when you started to apply the glues that you were going to add another die cut.xx

Theresa Pace said...

stunning card. great technique. i will try to incorporate this, hugs xx

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the striplet, it has a look of Rennie Macintosh about it. Beautiful embossing too. Pat x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

I am really enjoying seeing your interpretation of your new release of dies Sue, it is a refreshing change and stops a saturation of festive cards- when you are faced with a mountain of Christmas cards to complete, a bit of light relief is always welcome. My list of must have dies is growing by the card though, I just hope Santa thinks I've been a good girl this year....I know my bank manager thinks not!, not to mention my Mum:-)
I love the stained glass effect though I haven't had time to enjoy the video as yet, I'm saving it for a quieter moment. I'm going to have to put an extension on my craftroom so that I can fit more dies in, don't do another release until I catch up dear Sue:-)
Had a 'day off' today so thought I'd attempt another Chrimbo card- out came the iced snow and Brodie quickly appeared out of nowhere...I swear he has a radar for when I enter my craftroom! He likes to sit on the window in front of my desk, unfortunately he has to walk all over my work first to get there...I'd managed to use the glitter beforehand but he still got it all over his paws when he jumped onto the copy paper:-)
I have now completed four cards so at this rate I'll be ready next July:-) I hate to simplify my cards but it's either that or send shop bought ones!Shock!Horror!
Tracy, how heartening it is to see you focusing on the future so soon after your op- fertility treatment is a really positive step and gives you a definite goal for the future, you are one courageous lady, good luckxxx
Melody, you have been in my thoughts today, it's not an easy proposition for you and Francis and I pray that the surgeon gives you some hope for the future. Give my love to Molly and her family of course, who are on this difficult path with you. Huge hugsxxxx
Wheely Bad, migraines can be so debilitating so I really hope your new meds prove successful and give you some relief from the symptomsxxx
Beth, many happy returns dear, hope you had a fab day spending all that birthday cash at CE Towers- your hat will be working overtime today!xxx
Yvonne, hope you are okay my love, always worry when we don't hear from you. Take care sweetiexxxxx
Off to take Brodie for his evening constitutional...minus his new harness/straight jacket , he managed to negotiate his front leg back through the arm last night whilst doing the toilet so had to be carried home growling with displeasure...another return to Pets at Home then!

Love and crafty hugs,


Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Love this, the poinsettia striplet and the snowflake, as well ast he rest of the configurations are "next" on the list. Very excited by this as it's a lot of dies for not much cash!!! Soon as I saw this I thought, like a lot of others, that this would look great done with the poinsettia. The configuration die you used is perhaps my favourite. I use it a lot to edge toppers or pictures, it looks beautiful and lifts the card or journal page tremendously. Anyway, back to the card, I shall watch later when all is quiet ;-)

Tracy, You are one amazing lady,strong and positive. I hope today's appointment and travel didn't take too much out of you. Hopefully now you can have a rest and recover from the last couple of days. Sending gentle but caring hugs(I'm a "T" with an "e") xxx

Beth B, happy birthday! Birthday hugs! Hope you're having a lovely day xxx

Melody, Francis & Molly, sending hugs xxx

Dawn Holben, I'm sorry your back isn't better yet. I know exactly how frustrating it is and I'm sending you hugs and positive, healing thoughts so you can be crafting as soon as possible xxx

Theresa, Mr W suggested a couple of Christmas's ago to get him some reindeer antlers! He is trained to pull on command to help me get about the house or garden (I keep a nylon lead on the chair that I can clip on him when needed- and to stop him pinning visitors to the sofa for a barrage of kisses!). He does catch you unawares on a walk if he catches a nice scent in a bush or by a tree. He has caught a few of his walkers off guard but he can't pull me and the powerchair though lol

Marg, I've been on pizotifen for a while and trying to keep from putting on more weight has been almost as annoying as the migraines! It takes the edge off but has not stopped the very severe attacks, the doc said they are hemiplegic migraines. He gave me tablets to take when it starts to happen. I've gradually reduced the pizotifen but I'm now back with an almost constant headache though as I've got problems with my neck it might be that causing tension. There are so many types of migraine, none are nice to have at all. I'm lucky I don't get sick, though they knock me for six for a day or two after. It is surprising how many people suffer from them, just looking at the blog comments there are plenty in the same boat as me. I have to keep the tablet and phone on low light and balance the light in the room, I have had less since having a daylight bulb in the living room but when it starts I have the lamp on only to darken the room. I also avoid dehydration as that will cause headaches. Sending hugs to all the people who get them and hearing your experiences has been a help to me xxx

Okay, time for a lay down and a rest before Billys and mine bedtime routine. Hugs to all of you, I got plenty extra if they're needed,

T x

Lesley Cann said...

Love this card I really enjoy what you achieve with the striplet dies. Have not watched the video yet but am hoping for a quiet period tomorrow

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
I am the proud owner of the holly striplet and I absolutely adore it. This card is beautiful and I will attempt to emulate it's beauty but sadly I do not believe it will look anything like the wonderful original. More like a cheap forgery but one can try!! I have missed you whilst I have not been here for almost a week. Hope you are fine and dandy x
A short explanation as to my absence - I am fine and have not been commenting due to the fact that a friend of mine accidently took home the charger for my lap top. I am not the owner of a super duper posh phone that allows access to the internet. My phone serves it's purpose adequately. It rings and I can make calls if necessary and I can text. It may be akin to something pre war but it works!
The boys both have I phones and if I had been able to unglue said phones from their grubby little paws then I may have been able to check out the last weeks cards and comments. Trying to get them to part with the technology that is their choice of entertainment and the only way they seem to be able to communicate, is an impossible task. So, I have been going cold turkey since my last comment and am very pleased to be back.
My friend dropped off the charger about 25 minutes ago and I could hardly contain my excitement as I immediately plugged it in and got my first glimpse of particraft for almost a week.
Aforementioned friend has been warned that if she ever deprives me of my fix again by stealing my charger then it would be a wise decision for her to go into hiding in order to avoid my wrath!!
Anyway it is late and I will spend time tomorrow catching up. Lots of love to everyone.
Tracy - I hope you are ok - lots of love x
Melody - you have been on my mind whilst I have not been around - lots of love x
Lorraine - not saying I don't trust you but will be checking your comments to make sure that you have not been causing havoc x
Nite nite all
Crafty hugs

hazel said...

Hi Sue
I must try this technique which is truly stunning as is the card
Off to watch the video
Take care
Hazel G XX

Shirley T. said...

Oh Sue this card is gorgeous.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Loved the video, today's card is stunning. You are such an inspiration. Thank you, love Brenda xxx

Laura O said...

fantastic card love the brightness of the rose striplet ,Laura O

Eunice said...

What a great way to use the PVA glues, thanks for the awesome idea Sue!!!

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today and fantastic idea. The video was very helpful. Thank you.

Melody said...

Hi Sue, lovely pretty card I think the rose striplet looks lovely used on this card. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx
The news for Francis was tragic, they told him they don't feel the operation will be any good for him, an really just told him to go home to die said he as around 6 months an if he did the operation he would be dead in about 3 days, Francis sled if he could try to build up an get the numbers up what they seem to be going by an they said it would take least 6 months for that to happen an the growth would b to big by then, I said you can't just say go home an wait to die he is 51 years old, an the surgeon said I would kill him if I did the operation. Francis then said I can do it in 6 weeks what you say will take 6 months he said he will try an build up more an do more excise the doctor was just shaking his head but Francis wouldn't give in an said I want to be the tested in 6 weeks I will prove you wrong an went on to say even if the points ain't as high as you would like I still want to be booked in for the operation if I going to die I am going to die fighting I think that's when I lost it.
Sorry to tell you such bad news but you have all been here with us from the start an I felt you should know what's happening now. Francis as had our son down getting all his excise stuff down into the living room an says he is starting tomorrow to prove them all wrong, he even said on way home I want a roast dinner where he ain't really been eating, I came home made him a roast dinner an he ate every last bit an said I told you I going to do this. xXx

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Nannieflash said...

Im not sure how I missed visiting yesterday, wow what a beautiful card I love what youve done with the striplet die, very effective in the center. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Meg said...

Better late than never Sue,
I love this card, what a wonderful way to use the striplet die.

Love and hugs

Jean said...


Vie Carter said...

I love this stained glass effect, such a super card


America said...

Wonderful use of striplet for a sparkly RED background! Beautiful touches here make for another super lovely make!

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & loving the striplet detail with the amazing stained glass effect.
Love everything about this stunning card & just off to watch the video.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx