Wednesday 21 October 2015

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello there my crafty friends!  This is the card that I demoed on my very first Hochanda show.  I was on Youtube one day and came across a video called Northern Lights card that was done by a gal named Debbie Henderson.  Having just been to Norway and seen the northern lights, it piqued my interest so I decided to watch it.  It was a lovely video and while she did her card with Distress inks and stamps,  I couldn't help but wonder what it would look like done with Creative Expression Colour Cloud inks and my dies instead.  This is the result which I was tickled to bits with (thank you Debbie!)  I started with a piece of coconut white card and, using smoothies, inked it in slanted stripes with Chic Aubergine, Scarlet Woman, Baked Peach, Decadent Teal and Chic Moss Colour Cloud inks.  I tore a piece of card to use as a mask for the hills, then inked with Smudged Charcoal.  I went over the edges with Black Soot distress ink to darken the hills and give some contrast.  I inked the sky with Decadent Denim and pulled in streaks to soften the Northern Lights colours.  Finally I went around the edges a bit more with Black Soot.  I dotted the sky with a white gel pen to create the stars.  Using several sizes of my Winter trees, I added a forest line on either side of the hill, leaving a small gap for my sentiment die.  I cut the Merry Christmas die in both black and white, cutting away the snowflakes then offsetting them, using the black one on top.

If you would like to be entered into the drawing for this card, please leave me a comment.  I do need to say, however, that the pictures shown here are of the original card made.  However, I took it to Ally Pally to display on my demo table and ended up accidentally damaging it while I was demoing (a smoothie filled with ink bounced onto the card)  so the card that will be sent out will be the actual card made during the Hochanda demo and it may be slightly different to the pictures shown here.   All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card, so beautiful. I adore this card.
Melody and Francis, will be thinking of you today, hope all goes well for you.
Tracey, what a wonderful thoughtful hubby you have.
Hugs to all on this rainy miserable morning.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card watched you demo it it looked so easy.
Nancyd xx

Unknown said...

Hello Sue

You had me worried then. It was like a case of deja vu. Yes of course you demoed this card and spectacular it is.

I love the colours and you have really captured the NorthernLights.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
I just love love love this card, I managed to watch your demo online for this one and think it is amazing, whoever wins this card is lucky indeed - good luck everyone !
Muriel x

auscrafts said...

lovely card I saw this when you did the first demo on Hochanda

Lorraine's blog said...

must try this one Sue great effects love it

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I loved watching you make this card, I would love to see the Northern lights one day
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning christmas card love the colours and the northern lights background thank you tracyw x said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card Thank you.
I wouldn't have minded a splodge of ink card Lol.
Take care Kitty.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & you captured the northern lights beautifully. I saw you demo this & I was blown away by its vibrancy. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Sue. I loved watching you put the Northern Lights card together and I remembered the presenter being enthralled as you added stripe after stripe of ink, I found it so interesting too, after all the blending etc it showed such intensity but in a subtle way if that's makes sense. I have 3 colour cloud pots but the pastels so I'm not sure if I could get it to work, anyway, I just love it and I know I'm not alone.
Hope you have a good day Sue.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, well this card certainly has the wow factor, you have captured the awesome beauty of the northern lights. Great idea and definitely one I will try. Whoever wins the giveaway, is going to be super happy. Have a great day. Bx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a fantastic card. The background is stunning. I know the colours won't be to everybody's taste but I think if you put this in a frame it could come out every year as a beautiful Christmas decoration. Must get stocked up with the colour cloud inks to give this one a try.
Take Care Everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

A Happercrafter6 said...

I watched you demo this at Aly Pally in Sept and was talking to you about your techniques. Also saw the Hichanda demo so feel a special affinity towards the lovely card. How I would love to win it!

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. This is definitely a "wow" card, so beautiful. I would love to see the Northern Lights some day too.
Tracy - what a thoughtful husband you have.
Melody - will be thinking of you and Francis today. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Pat said...

Hi Sue
This is a really dramatic card, love the effect that you can get with the Colour Cloud inks. I don't have these yet but will give this a try with distress inks. Thank you
Pat x

Unknown said...

Beautiful Sue! I missed the show and was gutted because of all the lovely comments about it at the time!
So glad you brought it back.
Thank you
Big hug
Julie E

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I saw you making this on the show and wondered how you got the effect but it all became clear as you went through to the end, amazing.

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

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
If a card had the WOW factor this is it! Saw you demo this on Hochanda, you made it look so easy, but what an effect...BRILLIANT.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Atmospheric and stunning! I have been to Norway but sadly didn't see the Northern Lights so it's lovely to see your take on them. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, I saw you demo this card I love it!!!
The effect is just gorgeous!!!
Good luck everyone!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

A great card Sue I saw you demo tho sky at ally is a shame about your original card it has happened to me on numerous times xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue shame you spoiled the original but such a wonderful composition love from Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

I saw you demo this card on hochanda Sue and thought it was beautiful. I just love the sky and trees. JJxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
This card is stunning and I watched you create it again on Hochanda. I did buy some colour cloud so I might get round to it soon! Shame about the origional but it happens to us all.
Really good effect and anyone would believe that is the Northern lights1
Stay safe out there everyone.
Anne M xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Morning Sue
I made a card similar to this for a man's birthday it worked really well.

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card I remember you demoing it on Hochanda and I saw it at Ally Pally probably before the smoothie bounced on it. We are going to Iceland in February and we are hoping to see the Northern Lights it must be spectacular. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. What a fantastic design! So atmospheric and just how I imagine the Northern Lights would look. X

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card & a very dramatic background.


Barbara (C) said...

This is a stunning card and have enjoyed making my own take on Sue's version. Works well on black card too with Brilliance Inks.....

Unknown said...

GM Sue. I've been wanting you to post this one! I've had a go using distress inks and its OK but think I need to invest in some colour clouds! Will have another go I think. Love yours.

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. Stunning colours.
Take care.

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. What a fantastic card with those North light colours. X

Carolyn B said...

Great card a Sue. I saw you demo this on Hochanda. Colour clouds are on my 'to buy' list!

Carol B x

rosiejt said...

I loved this on Hochanda and I should definitely like to see the technique(and try it)up close.

Nanny Jo said...

What a stunning effect, Sue! It's a fabulous card! Jo x

lilian said...

Hi Sue , stunning card, think I will have to invest in some of the colour cloud inks, have the smoothies and love them.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

hazel young said...

Stunning card watched you demo this on hochanda xx hazel

Helen E Jones said...

Hi Sue lovely card watched you demo it on TV

nattyboots said...

Lovely card and a great effect with such beautiful colors .
Elaine H X

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this is a lovely card, I watched you demo it on Hochanda it is so effective and I do envy you seeing the northern lights
Kathy x

Craftyrn28 said...

This is lovely, different for you Sue

Unknown said...

So colourful, really stunning

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue,
I just love the amazing effect of this card, I was amazed when I watched you on Hochanda, but to see you create this card in real time at Ally Pally was something else, at first it looks like it's never going to work, them all of a sudden it comes together and just glows!
Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic technique.
I am looking forward to today as I get to do some crafting with Pat and Sue (Pat S Witney & Mrs B), I wonder if we will actually get something made today ? We normally chat and giggle more than craft together.
I hope you all have a lovely day whatever you are doing!
Love and hugs.
Sandra xxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I loved this card when you demonstrated it and hoped you would post it. It is so beautiful, and to achieve that look with a few inks is incredible.

Love Rosemarie xx

TDQ Karen said...

This is beautiful.I have always wanted to see the Northern Lights and this is a stunning card. Imust have missed it when you were on Hochanda so pleased to see your post today

Unknown said...

Good morning sue this is amazing and I watched you do the demo on it.
I love the colours and your design is wonderful

Debs A xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Wonderful scene - watched you demo this on Hochanda and like everyone else was blown away...would love to win it...


MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
The first time I saw you demo this was at your CE demo day and I fell in love with it. I love all the fancy filigree cards but this one is striking and will always be one of my favourites.
Have a great day.
Ang x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!


Love Marg

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Oh! My! Word! Sue, that is one absolutely stunning card.
Very different and amazingly effective. Just looks like the Northen Lights.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Linda28 said...

Beautiful card so real! I saw you demo this and thought it spectacular then. Linda.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, stunning card. I saw you demo this card on Hochanda and the technique gives amazing results.
B xx

Lizzybea said...

Hi sue
This card is beautiful, stunning.
The colours are so enchanting they draw you into
the card.
A very lucky person if they win this.
Love it.
Liz xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue I remember thinking whilst watching the demo how beautiful the lights are and how this card brings a little magic to us all.x

sandieann21 said...

A dramatic representation of something on my bucket list. Lovely.

Jane Franklin said...

Wow what a stunner, I didn't see the Northern Lights on our recent trip to Norway, but oh boy I have now thanks Sue its gorgeous!
Have been caught up in all sorts of things like work etc so not commented for a few days but have managed the odd peek at the cards. Back now tho. Best wishes to all jxxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, love the effect of the Northern Lights. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Yes this is a fantastic card. I watched you on Hochanda and thought it striking, but like Sandra, watched in awe as you demonstrated this at Ally Pally. In fact I think I was standing with Sandra at the time. ( Hi Sandra, hope you are ok. Have a lovely day today with Pat and Sue. )

The colours are really vibrant and even more stunning in real life. I did not see the card had been splodged, which is amazing considering how many times I came back to your stand to watch you!

Love Helen x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I was absolutely amazed when I watched you demo this card on Hochanda, the finished project is stunningly beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anne said...

I've seen you demo this twice and the results still amaze me, Sue. It's stunning.

Anne (Northampton)

Chris Curry said...

I remember watching your demo and being fascinated by it. Beautiful. Thank you Sue. Xx

karenlotty said...

It is lovely And to think it started life as a piece of coconut white card! I haven't invested in any Colour Cloud inks - too many Distress Inks to use up! I will go and look for the YouTube clip just for an idea which inks she used

Debra K. said...

When I saw you demoing this card I couldn't believe how you made the background just with the Cloud inks, it was amazing! I have got everything I can possibly cross in the hope I win this stunning card. Debra x

Kath said...

A fabulous card and I love your Northern Lights background.
Kath x

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue, think we were all mesmerised when watching you demo this on H. Not a word used often by me - but STUNNING! It will be a lucky person who wins this. Have to add, not one I'll be trying any time soon! Definitely just to admire.
Tracy - what a lovely thoughtful gift of flowers from your husband.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Stunning card! I saw you demo it & was also mesmerised like P in Wales. Luv Halina21

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
This needs just one word BRILLIANT.
Have a good day.

BenteS said...

WOW, this is stunning!
You have really caught the light!

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Wendy L said...

Lovely card, I did see you demoing this style on Hochande, so beautiful, xxx

cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue,

A real stunner of a card today, the Northern Lights look so real. These Cloud inks look like I should be investing in them.

Warm thoughts and hugs today for Melody, Francis and Tracy.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
I am so glad you've put this card on your blog it's gorgeous, also because when I was watching the show the camera kept going to the presenter and we didn't get to see all of your demo.
I would be nice if you could do a video of this card. But I'm happy it's here and you've explained how you did it, and I can give it a try.

Have a lovely day

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I adore this card and loved watching the demo it's on my 'to try ' list. To see the northern lights is on my bucket list but this card is the next best thing.
Hugs x
Heather T

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue, love this one will have to have a play

Unknown said...

Morning Sue. I watched you making this card on hochanda the sky is brilliant. Have a great day everybody. Hugs Sylvia xx

Scottydog said...

What a stunner! I missed seeing this card demonstrated but had seen comments in the past about this technique. Now I can see why everyone talked about it so much! Think it would make a lovely man's birthday card. Must put the inks on my Christmas list! Thank you so much Sue for sharing.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card, I loved watching you demo this one fascinating,
Thank you
Karen M

Nataliascraft said...

Stunning card Sue, love the the beautiful colours x

dmjones said...

I too missed this demo, what a stunner!!

Doreen x

sued99 said...

I saw you demo this amazing card on the TV. Just love the sky.

hollyberry said...

A really beautiful card.Love the effects in the sky.

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card ,the sky is gorgeous.
i would love to love to own it.
Marion H

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I saw you do this card and it is beautiful you make it look so easy . love Jean Z xxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - I did watch this show and loved your demo! The card is so "atmospherical" - stunning!
Really would love to own this one!
Janette X

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a beautiful effect you have achieved here, gorgeous card and design. Would love to receive this.

Jayne S said...

An amazing card, i loved watching your demo and will be trying to copy this.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I love this card sue its stunning x each time I walked past your table at ally pally you were demoing this technique I think everyone is just stunned by it myself included x I shall be attempting this today I don't have many colour clouds yet so it won't look as good as yours ! I was playing with them yesterday and must say they blend beatifully x I definately need more smoothies though x thankyou sue for sharing your amazing talents with us x
Melody hope all goes well today x
Tracy my hubby only buys me flowers when he's done something wrong so you are really lucky xxx big hug for you x
Laine I totally agree you can never have enough bling and dazzle in your life x I think we all put too much pressure on ourselves at christmas but must be worse with ocd x I find baileys to be a great comfort !
Yvonne get some rest today you sound exhausted x
Rebecca , beth and wheely bad hope you are all ok xxx
Take care everyone x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I love this card, very atmospheric. Such a shame your original got damaged, but I'm sure it's twin is just as good, but poor you having spent the time on the original. SueL x

Christine said...

Bouncing Smoothies, now there's an image that will stay in my mind all day !
Beautiful card, anyone would be lucky to own it, or it's duplicate.
Christine (Andypandy) x

Bejay said...

Morning Sue,
OMG I just LOVE this card! I saw you making it on Hochanda and fell in love with it right away, wondering if I would ever be able to make anything as beautiful. I would feel honoured should I be chosen to receive this card and, if I am so lucky, I think I would make a frame for it and hang it on the wall in my craft room :).
Bejay x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is absolutely beautiful. Loved it when I saw you demonstrate it on Hochanda and loved seeing you demonstrate it at Ally Pally but such a shame the card was spoilt by a smoothie - I think they're wonderful and use them all the time, but shall now be extra careful when using them! There's going to be a very lucky winner again this week. Best wishes

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
Definitely different and very artistic.
I missed this show because I was moving house and had no tv so a video demo would be fabulous.
Lorna D

Paula said...

Oh wow! That card is amazing Sue, I am so in awe of you talents! :) I wouldn't even try to make this card, my hands would let me down. Whoever wins this card will be sooo lucky.
Paula x

Unknown said...

This is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen and wow Sue would I just love to own it.
Love Val in Spain x

Heather Harrison said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card. I watched you demo the card it is very striking. It wouldn't matter which card was received as they are wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Heather Harrison said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card. I watched you demo the card it is very striking. It wouldn't matter which card was received as they are wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Tressa said...

I too have seen you demonstrate this northern lights technique and have been mesmerised by the changes as the colour develops. To say the end result is stunning is an understatement. If I was lucky enough to win it I would frame it. One thing for sure, if I tried the technique myself and it worked, I wouldn't be giving it away, I would want to keep it and display it.


jenny said...

Bora Da Sue,
I watched you make this card on Hochanda and was so taken by it. It's gorgeous and you made it look so easy, not sure i'd be able to come up with the same results.

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
wonderful Card...
I watched it at Hochanda when you demoed it. These lights are so beautiful. I remember you saw them in your holidays last year.
I don´t know the english word - we call them polar lights...
Rolf xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Wow, wow, wow!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue

What a striking cards this is! I watched you demonstrating this on Hochanda and was amazed at the finished result.
I haven't got the inks or the smoothies yet but I have put them on my list.
Miserable day here in W Sussex today so just right for catching up with jobs and then time for Crafting!!!
Sending good wishes to everyone.
Lesley S x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

This card is just lovely and I have tried to make this myself. So effective and beautiful

Crafty hugs Pen

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
What a lovely card. I saw you demonstrating it on Hochanda.
Evis M.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card Sue, that background is stunning!
Rosemary xx

Roz McLellan said...

Hello Sue

What a gorgeous card. I love the technique.


Anonymous said...

Wow. My dream is to see the Southern Lights down here in Australia. Regards, Vicki Collins

Janet kemp said...

Love this card so much, very different from the usual Xmas cards, when my friend and I saw you at ally pally I saw it on yr desk and I asked you about it, you very kindly showed us how to do it, I have all the stuff to make it but didn't have a picture of what the finished one should look like, I was thinking of emailing you to see if you could put one on here and you must of read my mind! Thank you Sue, I can now have a go myself! Kind regards Janet kemp xx

Anonymous said...

Such an inspiring card, I have the trees so this will be my next project.

Good luck everyone.

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card. I just got my tree dies. So looking forward to have a play with them.

Anonymous said...

Love this card so gorgeous . The next best thing to the northern lights wow stunning xx love yvonne bennett xx

Jess said...

Morning Sue,, this card is stunning, I saw the demo you did on Hochanda and went and bought the tree die,
however I have never got round to trying out this technique, thanks for the reminder.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a really beautiful Christmas Card. So dramatic with the atmospheric colours in the background. I love it.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card and so different for Christmas. Hugs

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
I too saw this card at Ally Pally and was facinated by it - also how clean you managed to stay whilst doing it! It really is a stunning card. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx

Karen K said...

Morning Sue
What an absolutely stunning card.
I remember you doing the demo for this on Hochanda. The colours really pop.
Karen in Telford xx

June Horrocks said...

I love this card sue I watched you demo o hochanda it's s card you don't forget stunning !!!!!!!! Thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

I also saw you dem this card on Hochanda and liked it very much. It's so different but very stunning



Olga said...

The background is amazing!!Olga Ko

Tracey Short said...

Morning Sue

I love this card and watched you re-create it on Hochanda - such an amazing technique with fantastic results.

Have a great day
Love Tracey
Hull xx

JennyH said...

Wow Sue, this card is wonderful, the Northern Lights effect is stunning : )

Unknown said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
Well I Just Love Your Tremendous Rich Opulent
Card, It's Just Stunning
Please Take Great Care My Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Wonderful Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph xxx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, it's so dramatic. I don't have many colour cloud inks (yet!), May have a go with distress inks though.
I saw this on hochanda when you demoed it and thought then it's a stunning effect.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Unknown said...

Good morning sue and crafters.

This is a very striking card it just all comes together. I watched u do it too looks amazing must be quite therapeutic too.
I'd love to see the northern lights for real but I like many if ur followers would be very happy to settle for this beAuty!! Lol

Be under no illusion this was the second bouquet in 11 years we have been together.
Normally he just gives me money from time to time to buy my own as he's never sure of what to buy! Lol plus if he had bought me flowers any other time I probably would have wondered had he done something that bad that he'd bought them!!

Unknown said...

Melody. I'm thinking of u and France's today and ur family. Good luck chick!

Crafty Clare said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card, I watched you make it on Hochanda so it's so nice that you have again told us how it was made.
Hugs Clare Wharton xx

Unknown said...

Absolute cracker Sue ....loved your demo of this card..!
Luv Rach :)

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
This is one stunningly beautiful card! I saw it on Hochanda too but on a repeat programme so only saw it on my iPad! To see it up really close today is so lovely. I'm sure in real life it must be even better!
Thank you for sharing it! It's a great technique !
Melody - thinking of you all today. Hope the day is not too exhausting for Francis.
Have a good day everyone. Take care,
Love Myra xxx

Nana on the Hill said...

This was a lovely demo Sue, whoever wins the card will be very lucky.

SerenePolly said...

Good morning Sue

What a stunning card (whichever version!).

I am about to embark on my Christmas Cards so I think I will try to replicate this beauty!

Take care.


Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
WOW WOW WOW!!!!! This is my absolute favourite card EVER!!!....and that is saying something! I adored it when I first saw it on Hochanda....thank you so much for sharing this wonderful idea!! I am going to try this card out next Christmas because this year I'll have to use what I've already made because I'm having building work done at home so my card stuff has had to be packed away (no mean feat I can tell you!!!)
Lots of love

Anonymous said...

Carole eaton said
wow, would love to see northern lights, this is the next best thing, beautiful card

Maxine T said...

This is beautiful Sue, love love it. I just purchased the winter tree dies and really like them.
Maxine T

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
It's going to be a very lucky lady( or man ) who wins this stunning card, it's a real work of art

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Unknown said...

Absolutoly Beautiful. Thank you for a chance to win.

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

I love this card, and did see you at Ally Pally doing this card. I have tried doing this myself, but I just cannot get the finish like yours.

I would love to win this card, it is work of art to me.

good luck to everyone.

Love n hugs from Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock.

Unknown said...

Sue, You never cease to amaze me.This card is so beautiful.I wish I had a fraction of your creative genious!I'm discovering that I can't even spell anymore.

Sue L'Esperance

Unknown said...

Sue, You never cease to amaze me.This card is so beautiful.I wish I had a fraction of your creative genious!I'm discovering that I can't even spell anymore.

Sue L'Esperance

Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
Not your usual type of card,but very striking nonetheless. I still have to get the winter tree die,hopefully very soon.
Margaret xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card so beautiful for a Christmas card.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

I love it! I was very surprised when I visited your website today as this is not your typical style card, but your card is terrific. I'm going to give this a try.

-Kathy in Raleigh

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, crafty hugs juli Laz xxx

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

Wow what a beautiful and unusual card. Will give this one a go!

I would be honoured to win the card.

Lol Barbara W

TerriBlue cards said...

wow this is amazing. Going to have to try this. Thanks again for inspiring us all Terri xxxx

Anonymous said...

Love the sky pretty. Jan D., Florida, USA

nzillingworth said...


Jan's Paper Flowers said...

My oh my...this card is absolutely and positively GORGEOUS!!! Love, love, love it!!!!!!
Melody, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Francis today.
Tracy, what a sweet husband you have!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Oohhh WOW, I fell in love with this card when you demo'd it on Hochanda, it is stunning. It struck me at the time that you enjoyed doing something a little bit different and inky. It is always nice to learn a new technique. Thanks for sharing and giving us a chance to own this card.

Best wishes

Lorraine Freeman said...

Saw this on Hochanda and loved it then, just beautiful.
Melody and Francis I have seen that you are going through a really tough time at the moment so my thoughts are with you. Wishing good things for all and leaving some spare hugs for those in need.
I will probably miss tomorrow's post as I am off to hospital early for some more tests. I will have to catch up on Friday but then I am going for a blood test and flu jab!
Would love to be healthy :)

Unknown said...

I've never seen the northern lights, but always wanted to. This card is beautiful, I'm afraid to try it, it looks more artistic then most. I don't think I could get the same affect. I wish you could do a video to show us how. The colors are wonderful and anyone would love to have this card.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love how you have gone the background, very nice!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

craftynanna jo said...

Hi Sue, the Northern Lights were on my bucket list a few years ago so my OH took me on a cruise to see them and they were glorious, this card has it spot on it is beautiful, it so reminds me of my trip, you have caught the colours lovely, although we were in the middle of the sea we did go on a trip on land to see them as well.
Thinking of Melody and Francis and Tracy too and all who are under the weather take care and good luck everyone.
hugs to all Johanna

shabbycraftcabin said...

Truly love this card, amazing colours sorry I missed the demo but will YouTube it for sure. Love, Ivy xx

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful :) I've been demo'ing this technique myself to my stamp club, it's such a lovely result.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue saw you demonstrate this card and thought then that it was beautiful. I am sure that I would never be able to recreate this no matter how hard I tried.

JJbrookes said...

Absolutely Beautiful northern lights takes your breath away
Jane x

syy said...

Yes please - I saw you demonstrate this on your technique day and although I have tried
some of the other technique haven't attempted this one yet. I would love to have the original. tfs love Sylvia

Jean said...

This is just amazing! I would love to try this!

Beryl said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Always Learning said...

I really love this card. I watched the demo but didn't know all the colours used. I knkw I an use similar colours but it is nice to know what has been used. The colours really blend well. Love Karen x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Think this card is beautiful. Loved it when it was demo'd and think the tree dies are wonderful and really useful.

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, have made a couple of them now - after a little bit of practice!! Love the tree dies too, they have proved so useful.

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! I so loved this card and the demo that you did on how to make it....."thank you Debbie too!" x I don't have Distress Inks at all so I'll try and find out (fingers crossed!) if you can use Pigment inks too and still get a decent show. "Thank you Sue". Sending love and hugs to you, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need too xx Love Karen xx

Dawn Holben said...

This is stunning and I was totally blown away when I saw you demo this card, even hubby couldn't
believe the finished look after seeing you put the ink on first before blending them.
I absolutely live the results and would love to try this but somehow I know I could never do it justice.
Thank you for giving us the chance to win this beautiful work of art.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
You know my feelings about this card - it will always be one of my absolute favourites amongst your many and varied dramatic ones. It is one of the all-time greats.
I'm in Hameln now and it is so nice to be back, hope I can meet everyone - I know the time will just fly by.
Hope you and your family are in good health and enjoying life.
Hugs, Rose

Princess Pixie! said...

Afternoon Sue
I absolutely love this card. I was standing right next to you at Ally Pally when you demonstrated this card. I was lucky enough to be the quickest person to yell and grab the card from you when you asked if anyone would like it and held it in the air. Seeing as I am already the proud owner of this masterpiece please do not put me in the draw. I would not like to take away the opportunity of the other worthy Wilsonettes to receive this masterpiece. Good luck to you all x
I am enjoying the calm before the storm. It is raining and quite chilly here today. I have been sitting in a reclined position with a fluffy blanket and scented candles burning to create a relaxed atmosphere. That will not work for much longer as the boys will arrive home very soon.
Apprentice evening is looming. Wednesdays is officially Apprentice Appreciation Society in our house. The Society or AAS for short consists of myself (chairperson obviously), and 6 friends. Our meetings take place on Wednesday evenings and the schedule involves drinking tea, eating cake and watching whichever programme happens to be on that is worth watching. The society was formed a few years ago when a previous series of the Apprentice was on and the members got into the habit of enjoying each others company and eating cake.
We even have our tea made for us courtesy of my youngest George. He has an ulterior motive which is that he wants cake but it works well for all those involved.
This pleasant past time has continued every week unless I cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. Not all members can attend every week but it is something that has become an enviable and exclusive 'club' in the Croydon area. The name Apprentice Appreciation Society stuck rather than changing the name according to our viewing.
I have a feeling that this evening could be a raucous affair. This will result from the frustration of the viewers which causes loud jeering aimed at the screen as we watch in pure amazement at the pure ineptitude of the supposed best business brains in Britain.
When George gets in from college he is going to help me make this evenings cake. Still pondering as to what sould be on the menu this evening. Gluten free double choc chunk brownies or gluten free poppy seed drizzle cake. I'll let you know tomorrow x
Lorraine Freeman - I hope you get the results you are hoping for from the tests x
Sandra - hope you have had a lovely day crafting - or otherwise x
Theresa - my boys are looking after me x
Tracy - you have really burst our bubble - we were so impressed by your bloke and the bouquet. Lol x
Melody - thinking of you x
Lorraine - hope you are feeling brighter. Days are definitely drawing in and clocks go back this weekend and it is difficult to try not to let it get to you. I always light candles when it starts to get dark (and often in the afternoon). I have always loved candles and do find that it has a calming effect. It isn't the answer I know but it helps me. Also have a daylight lamp so I can colour/craft when it is dark.
Failing that then use youtube to google Strictly and pert firm buttocks! Lol. Hang in there hun x
Off to have a debate (with myself ) on the vey important subject of which cake is best to accompany this evenings proceedings.
Sending love and warm smiles to everyone.
Crafty hugs

Unknown said...

Oh what a wonderful card. It truly is a wonder of nature. Thank you Dorothy.

Aspiring crafter said...

Loved this card when you demoed it Sue...wonderful,

JJ said...

Absolutely stunning Sue, love the Northern Lights and this shows them off beautifully, even if they are not the real thing.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Just a quick note to say I wa standing right next to Yvonne when she was the quickest off the starting blocks of all of us, well done.
Hugs Rose

Maria said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone.
Wow this card is Gorgeous and you have catched the Nothern lights
perfectly.I too saw you make it at AP and loved it from the start.

Sending good wishes to anyone who needs it today and hope you
have an easy and calm day.

To all Wlsonette's and friends, take care
hugs Maria x

Wacki Macky said...

I haven't seen the Northern lights for real only on the news broadcasts but this card looks so magical, just as I would think the Northern Lights look in real life.

Thank you Sue for a lovely card.

Lots of love and craftihappiness to everyone,

Pearl x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I saw you demoing your Northern light technique at Ally Pally. It is very effective.
I would love to win it!
Veronique L

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the colours.

Meg Owen said...

Spectacular card Sue.

Love and hugs

Suzzette Yandle said...

Fabulous Northern Lights card. Great job getting the "look". Hope you can do a video on this technique for those of us that missed the Hochanda show.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Wow, such a stunning card & I did actually watch you on Hochanda making this same card & thought how beautiful it was then.
Amazing colours in the night sky with the Northern Lights theme which is totally gorgeous.
Love it.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Lynda's craft's said...

A very good afternoon Sue & friends
WOW WOW WOW I absolutely love this card I also saw you do this at Ally Pally it was so magical how it all came together it was wonderful to watch. Thank you Sue for the chance to win the fabulous card.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Melody I have been thinking of you & Francis hope all went well for you today Hug's XXX Hug's also for Molly XXX

TRACY sending you hug's, my OH only buy's me flowers on my birthday but he did come home with some a few weeks back but they were Tesco reduced one's HAHA.

TOB Theresa have you had your operation yet sending you Hug's XXX

BETH & DEB C missing you both hope your ok sending you both Hug's XXXX

Hug's for all my friends & Wilsonetts love Lynda XXX

Unknown said...

Evening Sue, beautiful card, I did see you demonstrate it on tv but unfortunately I can't record them, so to after watching it to get the printed breakdown of how to do it is brilliant. Thanks so much.

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful card, saw you demo this and loved it, the tree dies are great


terrie said...

I like the card and how the Northern light comes out behind the hill...
Such a wonderful card...tfs
Well done Sue

SusanP, Kent said...

To see the Northern Lights is on my bucket list, but I think your card has captured the atmosphere so well. Amazing work with the Colour Cloud Inks.

Barbara said...

I absolutely love this card Sue!
Your demo on Hochanda was fantastic and you made it look so easy. Good luck to the very lucky person who wins this card.

lindagrady said...

Would be a great bucket list item - to see the Northern Lights in person. Your card is beautiful and would have loved to see the video on creating it. Thanks for the chance to win it, Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This card is really different for Christmas but beautiful. Just wish I'd been lucky enough to actually see them (too cloudy and too far south)
Beverley W

Tracy Welham said...

Fantastic card - that sky is amazing! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card and the backgrouns is gorgeous beautiful done Sue
Gr Karin

liz spooner said...

Absolutely love this card Sue.xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I think the same about this card, as I did when I saw you on Hochanda. It's magnificent.
I wondered where you were going when you were colouring the card. It's so long since I've seen you do things without dies as the main focal point, but when you'd finished it was absolutely fantastic. I love it.
To all having treatment, waiting for treatment, their carers and all who are poorly - hugs and prayers.
Maureen xxx

Karen Drew said...

Wow! This card is stunning.
Karen xx

Theresa said...

this card is just awesome. i watched you demoing it at ally pally and got a background but i would love to win the original whole card, hugs xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Well what can I say about this card. I saw you do this on Hocanda and at Ally Pally. When you started I thought how is that going to turn in a Northern Nights scene. Then wow and behold we saw the lights streaking across the sky. Adding the trees just put the icing on the cake.

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Wowzers! We have all raved about this particular card since you demoed it on Hochanda and I for one am cock a hoop to see it being featured today. I echo the sentiment that it is refreshing to see you do a work of magnificence that doesn't have a die as it's focal point. You have such a talent for stamping and inking and I really appreciate watching a master at work. I was enthralled by your demo and would love it if you could recreate it for CE on YouTube- there are many who weren't lucky to watch you weave your magic and seeing really is believing where this card is concerned. Anyone would be proud to receive this iconic scene and it deserves to be framed and take pride of place in a loyal Wilsonettes craftroom....I wonder who would be the most appropriate recipient?Mmmm.....
Yvonne, as the chair of BCAS I would have thought it appropriate for you to be open and transparent in your dealings, so to say that I am both shocked and disappointed that you failed to declare your good fortune in procuring your very own piece of Sue Wilson memorabilia is putting it mildly. Was Sue seduced by your white chocolate treats or did you stand so menancingly by her side that she had no choice but to submit to your demands? I guess she didn't head my advice and failed to utilise the pepper spray or taser gun in time before you made a hasty getaway with your prize...and WHAT a prize! Seriously, congrats my friend, you have bagged yourself one of Sues standout designs- maybe we could have a conference in April prior to my own introduction to the great lady, and you can give me some hints and tips?
You are one busy lady my dear, chair of another committee? I am so impressed. I love the Apprentice too...almost as much as I love cake...the poppy seed one sounds lush, I wish I lived closer to Croydon:-( we are kindred spirits, I burn Yankee Candles every day and use a daylight lamp to craft too...spooky or what?
Having a brighter day today, weather was favourably sunny after the overnight rain and I managed to get some prep done for my Chrimbo cards-used some cosmic shimmer lacquer to glaze red poinsettias and they worked a treat. Left them on my craftroom desk to dry thinking that Brodie was safely secured downstairs and out of harms way. Checked back later only to discover a couple on my carpet covered in cat fur and paw prints!??!Will I never learn?Starting to fear that he has developed a glue sniffing fetish.....
Melody, been thinking about you all day, hope you and Francis aren't too exhausted emotionally or physically after such a stressful day at the hospital. Sending you both humongous hugsxxxx
Tracey, you have shattered any illusions that I may have fostered that there were still some thoughtful, romantic men out there. I thought that I was a cynic believing that flowers were either an admittance of guilt or for those occupying a hospital bed, seems I was right on both counts:-)
Sandra, did you get much crafting done earlier or was it just an excuse for cake and a gossip?:-)
Off to watch the Apprentice on my own without any cake:-(

Love and crafty hugs


nannapat said...

Loved your demo of this card Sue. We booked a holiday to Iceland a few days ago so I would love to have this in my craft room as a reminder of what we hope to see. Pat x

Val.S said...

Another stunning card,Sue,the colours are fantastic!Beautifully done!! Valxx

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
I was mesmerised watching you demo this card on Hochanda and was amazed at the finished result. It's fabulous. It really captures the beauty of the northern lights. What a naughty smoothie though I thought things like that only happened to me, thank you for offering this one to us but I wouldn't mind the spodged one either. Good luck all.
I am flying to England tomorrow to visit my family, can't wait to cuddle those grandchildren!

Melody both you and Francis you are in my thoughts and prayers,

Love and hugs for all.
Saba xxxx

janet said...

I absolutely love this technique and my friend and I had a day trying it out -with varied results!! I'd love to win this card so we could be inspired to do it a bit better!
janetannc said...

Lovely card Sue - We've just been up to Orkney trying to see the Northern Lights, but sadly it was too cloudy at night during our trip. This card would be a wonderful consolation prize! Susan x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I loved watching you create this card on Hochanda, it was fascinating seeing it come to life and it is stunning. It would seem that all those fortunate enough to see it first hand at AP thought so too. I am sure that any one of us would happily accept a splodged version - it would remind us that you are human too :-) although I think the smoothie should be given a severe reprimand lol

Melody - I hope the day hasn't proved to be too strenuous for you and Francis and that you are able to relax a little this evening.


Craftycatty said...

A stunningly beautiful card. I know a couple of family members who will love this.

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