Saturday, 28 November 2015

Polished Stone Technique


Hi bloggers!  Here is a technique that has been around for a long time (I think it was created by Tim Holtz initially!), but it does yield beautiful backgrounds!


The winner of this week's Wednesday card giveaway is:

Lorraine Eastwood!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.








 The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9 1/2" in size.   All for now, Sue x
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148 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, love everything about it.
Congratulations to Lorraine, well done girl.
Melody, thank you for update, I'm glad Francis is settled now, hope he is starting to feel a little stronger. Poor Molly, no internet, my grandchildren would be distraught if they lost their internet. Tell her we miss her.
Big hugs to everyone, Tracey, hope you are feeling better too.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and great colour will catch video later. Congratulations Lorraine on your lucky win.
Nancyd xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card!!! Congratulations to
Lorraine :) enjoy!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card I shall watch the video later,
I do believe I have seen this demo.
Congratulations to Lorraine.
Take care all and have a good weekend, Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Very nice card Sue. Going to make a cuppa then watch video. Congratulations to Lorraine JJjxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card I must put the square and rectangle dies on my list
Congratulations to Lorraine on winning card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card but will have to watch the video at a later date. This is my last weekend to get my Christmas cards finished and I can't get distracted by learning a new technique. I'm in full on panic mode - why didn't I start them earlier!!! Congratulations to Lorraine on your win. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

auscrafts said...

lovely background for a great card ,I love doing polished stone and caught in crystal

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. I just so happened to watch this demo on one of your videos the other day and it is a very interesting new technique a one which i plan to have a play with this week. This card is beautiful with that lovely green behind your focal element but then i can see many colours been made just to see how they turn out. Congratulations to lorraine on her lovely win.
Take care everyone and have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card today. Looking forward to watching the video later. Congrats to Lorraine. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful card, so elegant. Will watch the video a little later.
Congratulations to Lorraine, enjoy your prize.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

This is a beautiful card and not a technique that I know so will pop over to watch the video later. It would make a lovely St Patrick's day card!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Well done Lorraine, another great card Sue.

Pearl said...

Fantastic card and a great technique Sue, thank you.

I'll be watching the video later today.

Congratulations to the card winner!

Pearl x

Karen Derbyshire said...

What a refreshing colour, going to watch the video now.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Just sat and watch the video is great this card is stunning love the colours thank you tracyw

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous technique, I have some alcohol inks somewhere and must try this technique, I am thinking blues and lapis lazuli. The video is great - so clearly demonstrated as usual.
Congratulations Lorraine,
Have a lovely weekend, it is grey and dull here and not quite raining, good day to write Christmas cards which I now have a good start on. Just some special ones to make now, running late as always,
Muriel x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
"WOW" Another Truly Stunning Card
And A Fantastic Video, Thank You So Very
Much For Sharing All Your Great Tips And Techniques
You Inspire Me So Very Much.
I've Been Watching A Lot Of The New Videos On "YouTube"
And They Are Tremendous, "Great Ideas" "Stunning Techniques"
That You Wouldn't Think About Using I've So Enjoyed
Watching Them And Where I Was Struggling With How
To Do Something You Come Along With Great Ideas, Your A
True First Class Star.
Take Great Care My Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
Congratulations To Lorraine For Winning Sue's Wednesday Card Gift Enjoy!!!
Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card today, and love this technique which I had completely forgotten about
Thanks for the reminder
Pat x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow you have done it again Sue, another stunning card a fantastic technique, what more could I ask for. Have a great day, hugs xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love it. Will watch video later. Love all those pierced frames also. Happy weekend.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love it. Will watch video later. Love all those pierced frames also. Happy weekend.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love it. Will watch video later. Love all those pierced frames also. Happy weekend.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love it. Will watch video later. Love all those pierced frames also. Happy weekend.

Sylvia Yates said...

Really great background on this card Sue. Don't know if I'm brave enough to try it. Have a great weekend everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

anne mather said...

Morning Sue
Well done Lorraine - Enjoy!
Off to watch the video - we all need to reinvent things sometimes.
I've been watercolouring with the new paints thanks to John! - they are lovely and really shine when dry.
The background of your card today looks stunning so off to learn some more techniques.
Thanks Sue
Anne M xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for reminding me to dust off my alcohol inks, your card is beautiful and, as you said, perfect for males or females. I have two work leaving cards to make this weekend so this design and video tutorial has come just at the right time for me, many thanks! X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. I love the ivy trailing across the corner of the frame. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Lorraine.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card sue, as soon as I saw it, I thought of St Patrick's day!

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. This looks an interesting technique which I must try. A pretty card. I love the ivy trail die and it's so useful.
Jan
Northampton

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Once again a fantastic card, love the super contrast of colours.
Off to watch and learn.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

Arwen Perry said...

Hi Sue
I have to say that I have always liked the ivy dies. I've used them on many cards and not always as ivy.
I think I will have to try this technique as I have a lot of inks just sitting in a drawer!
I love this card - although I personally have a phobia about green (yes Sue you did laugh at me when told you) so I think I'll try it in another colour
This is not a negative comment at all - just my rather weird brain at work!!! (lol)

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love everything about it. I will watch the video later we are off to the Festival of Christmas at the historic ships in Portsmouth. It should be fun. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a very striking card today and I will be watching the video later, it looks amazing.

Congratulations to Lorraine on winning.

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

Wendy L said...

Well done Lorraine. Gorgeous card and love the Ivy, xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, congratulations Lorraine. Yvonne xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Congratulations Lorraine!
Wonderful technique! Fabulous finished card. Debra x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card, love the ivy. Will watch the video later to see how you made the background, looks interesting.
Lorraine enjoy your card.
Lydia
X

Barbara Gosden said...

Lovely card and interesting technique.
B xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Love today's card Sue
Fresh and crisp, the I find the ivy die useful.
Jan

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, really like the white on white with the ivy die. Will sit and watch the video later with a cup of coffee.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, love your stone technique and perhaps not too difficult to achieve. Frame, ivy and borders all go to make an outstanding finish. Thanks as ever foe the video.
Lorraine E - whoohoo! Can imagine your reaction on the win - careful when you peel yourself off the ceiling!!
Hugs to all and hope Molly's internet back soon.

'P' in Wales

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this technique and use it quite often. It looks great with the ivy leaves,another of my go to dies. Have a peaceful weekend everyone.

Love Rosemarie x x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, looking forward to watching video as the technique looks interesting

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card today. Looking forward to watching the video. A new technique to learn. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card today. Looking forward to watching the video. A new technique to learn. Hugs Heather.x

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue, off to watch the video now,
Have a great weekend,
XxRuth

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card - love that polished stone technique, must dig out my alco inks and have a play...

Congratulations to Lorraine...

Izzy

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue. I remember this technique from before and it is good to get a reminder. Thank you. Xx

June Horrocks said...

What a stunner sue love it the colour is fab thank you for sharing love always xxxxxx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Another lovely card. Must get my alcohol inks out again. The trouble with learning new techniques is that we forget the old ones! Lol.

Love
Roz.x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Gorgeous and something a bit different from a Xmas or birthday card but easily changed for a different sentiment. Love it...

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Great card and technique!!
:-)
Lorna D

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning on a dry day for awhile, love the Irish style card and the background is fabulous to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

sandy acland said...

A pretty card.

Sandy (tort)

Anne said...

I am going to have to get my alcohol inks out now, Sue! I haven't used them for ages. A lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
It's such a long time since I did this technique I must do it again soon because it's so much fun. It's like the shaving foam technique no two backgrounds are the same. I love today's card and video.
Congratulations to Lorraine
Hugs x
Heather T

marg said...

Hello Sue
My draw prize arrived yesterday...thank you!
Loved the Video, I don't emboss first, but its something I must try!
Love the card and as I haven't got 2nd set of Noble rectangles I can try this one.
Well done Lorraine!
Take care
Love Marg

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card & one that could be for many occasions.

Congrats to the card winner.

Michele

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card enjoyed watching video. love Jean Z xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card!!! That background is gorgeous!!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I haven't used my alcohol inks for ages so thank you for reminding me I have them in my drawer still!! Love the design of your card and the colours show up beautifully on white. Have a lovely weekend, best wishes
YvonneMayxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
I love this card and the technique you have used. I haven't got any alcohol inks yet more to add to my wish list.
Congratulations to the winner of the card.
Have a great day
Maggie

Bente Sørflaten said...

Wonderful card and a wonderful technique :))

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card really enjoyed the video tutorial those alcohol inks will be coming out to play soon thankyou for your inspiration.

Congratulations to Lorraine

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card. I don't use my alcohol inks nearly enough. Congratulations to Lorraine

SueJ said...

A great technique Sue, it really looks like marble.

The card is gorgeous and would be treasured I'm sure.

I am away for a week from tomorrow so will catch up when I get back.
Have a lovely weekend.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a stunningly beautiful card, and the background is one of my all time favourite techniques. Thank you for the video with the reminder of how to achieve it. Congrats to Lorraine on winning the card giveaway. Have a great weekend everyone. Bx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card - missed a lot these past few weeks -
but catching up now
Hugs
Carol x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

nattyboots said...

Gorgeous card Sue ,love that ivy die so much.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue.

This is very pretty. Will catch the video later.

Congratulations Lorraine. U well deserve a pick me up after everything I've been thru the past few weeks. I hope ur wounds have settled a bit now. I can just. See u screaming as u read ur name out on the post today lol
Enjoy! U deserve it!!!!

Melody. Glad Francis is a bit better now

Love to all xx

Anne Crawford said...

A beautiful card and wonderful technique , the video explains it all so well!
Congratulations Lorraine, enjoy your card!
Anne xo

weefortune said...

GM Sue A lovely card and another technique, great x

lilysmum said...

Good morning Sue and everyone, I REALLY like this card Sue, I was trying to be good and not buy your pierced dies as I have plain ones already but these seem to just scream 'you need me' the more I see them. Ah well, I can always sell my others to help finance them! ;-))
Congratulations to Lorraine, I hope you are seated when you read your name as this week's winner!!
Best wishes to all, Theresa x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Haven't used alcohol inks for ages, must get them out and do some backgrounds. Had forgotten how
good they look and so easy to do. Thanks for the reminder.
Congratulations to Lorraine, enjoy your card. x

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Think I'll have to get my inks out!

Lorraine Freeman said...

Sue, I love today's super elegant card with it's fantastic background. Superb xxx
Bejay, huggles and get well soon.
Cheryl, the government no longer supports youngsters who have babies in quite the same way that they used to so it's not really a career choice. I don't think thinking comes into it that much. The baby will not be short on love that's for sure :)
Thank you Laine, we will all love the new arrival no question there. I am more upset for my daughter for whom a lot of the responsibility will fall to and will be a Grandmother at 36! I will be a Great Grandmother at 57, so unfair lol. It's a boy btw. I too love your posts they always make me smile. Congratulations on your win, that made me happy too.
I am feeling quite a bit better now and my voice has returned. Chest wasn't helped by getting hiccups last night and this morning. Sorted through my Christmas cards yesterday and I have enough for everyone except my best friend who is a crafter too so I need something different for her and my immediate family so that was good. I hate writing cards though, no idea why. Made good progress on a gift for my brother so all that helped my self esteem. As soon as I get myself in gear will get on with it again.
Huggles to Melody and Francis and poor Molly, no internet shudders
Wishing good things to all xxx

Paula said...

That is a beautiful card Sue, I can't wait to see how you did it. :) Off to make a cuppa so I can watch the video in comfort. Thanks Sue.
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW - that is one beautiful background, so fitting for his lovely card.
Thank you for the videos you are giving us, showing us how all these beautiful effects can be achieved.
Hugs, Rose

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The background is lovely. Thanks for the video showing showing how to do it. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely card, crisp and elegant, and the nobles again

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today and I love the background, alcohol inks will be dusted off this week too. Love the ivy, it's so useful. Thank you for sharing.
Congratulations to the card winner - I think it was Lorainne , I got distracted by comments on the way down, sorry.
Love Diane G xxxx
Melody it's good to hear the update on Frances, sending hugs to you both and the lovely Molly too. Xxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and as always a great video for us to watch and learn.
Huge congratulations to Lorraine on winning the Wednesday card and no bribery or corruption involved!!

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
from a very wet and windy part of Cornwall. I love this card and the background looks like so much fun to do...more stuff on my wish list as I need the blending solution and the gold mixative before I have a try. My favourite embellishment is on the card as well...the ivy! That has managed to get almost to the top of my 'Sue Wilson Wish List' so I think I'm going to treat myself for Christmas, although I also need the corner, border and tag set to go with it now, it never ends lol.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Bejay xx

my craft cupboard said...

Beautiful card Sue, I do love the blending technic, I will have to give it a try.
Looks like I need to buy some ink and blending solution...lol...
hugs
sharon :)

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely card and I will be looking at the video later. xxxx

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Superb card as always, love the technique and the contrast of colours.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & everyone
Wow gorgeous card today it's stunning love the background I must get my inks out again
It's funny how you stop useing products then somthing like your technequ & video comes along & yes
I have lots of the alcohol inks that I should use again.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to the wednsdays card winner.

Tracy Sending you Hug's hope your ok xx
Hug's for TOB Theresa Wheelybad Melody & Francis & Molly xx

Hug's for all friends & everyone xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card with the lovely ivy dies. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed playing with the alcohol ink backgrounds - note to self: get them out of the drawer and play more!

Lorraine - Congratulations on being the Wednesday Winner (and no subterfuge, bribery or corruption required lol). Just make sure you get to the post before Brodie :D

Frances

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely, will enjoy watching the video - thanks.

Anonymous said...

OMG...you are so clever...loved your tip in the video to emboss first, remove that die and then do the cutting pass through the machine. Duh...why didn't I think of that?

Because I never want any two of my cards to be exactly alike, alcohol inks are perfect for making each card panel an original...I need to pull out mine and play with them.

Your card is beautiful...I have one of the ivy sets you used and I use it all the time. I've started collecting your word sentiment die sets, too. They cut so beautifully...love the font styles you use.

Great post!!! Always inspired by your talent. Congrats to the winner, too. Jan D., Florida, USA

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for another wonderful Inspirational video.The Polished stone technique is so beautiful which i have only used on a few cards but after seeing this demo it has inspired me to make some more cards with this technique
Take care
Hazel G XX

sued99 said...

Lovely card. The background is amazing and it's my favourite colour too!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I loved the technique and I too have alcohol inks somewhere in the craft room, must give it a go. Beautiful card.

Congratulations to Lorraine

Love n hugs to all from Dorothy of Baldock

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and gorgeous Sue.
Gr Karin

Lesley Cann said...

Love the dign and the technique of this card. I would love to see it done in other colours as I am definitely not a lover of green. Very informative video as usual.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love the card, but I'm not to sure about the green background.

dmj from kettering said...



Love the video, but not too sure about the green??? Another colour perhaps?




Doreen x

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Lovely card and techniques
Luv Rach :)

Littlelamb said...

Love the card today. I also have a lot of alcohol inks so must get them out again and give this a try.

Barbara said...

Great card! Loved the video Sue, a great technique to try out and not too complex for me. I need to dust down the Alcohol inks and give it a go.

ursula said...

Just love that polished stone technique, a really super duper card Sue....thank you...luv Ursula xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card, gorgeous background and the fabulous die-cuts, love the colours on the background. I'm off to watch 'how to' now.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Almost forgot - Congratulations to Lorraine. xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, will now have to buy some alcohol inks to try this as it a beautiful technique. Great Video. Thank-you
Wendyx

terrie said...

Congrats to the card winner...
great looking card and I like the ivy around the card.
The technique it was nice to see how it was done...tfs
well done Sue

Lisbeth said...

Very pretty card Sue, I especially love the frame, I'm so glad I bought these dies

Lisbeth

barbara macaskill said...

Definitely need to check this video out later!! LOVE the look of this card!! TFS!

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and another technique to try.xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Afternoon Sue, bit late today, working Til one then rushing a dog to the vet, so before I bring the horses in thought I would pop on and look at today's wonderful card, I love it, and that coloured green is so rare on cards, will watch the video layer tonight, hope you are well xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Wow I think this is stunning. I love the clean lines and the marble background is fabulous. This is a technique I will have to try. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Lorraine Eastwood.

Best wishes

iReneM said...


Beautiful!!

The marble BG is lovely, Sue
So nice to see how you achieved
this in your video tut - excellent as always :)

x

Suzzette Yandle said...

The polished stone look gives a very interesting background effect. I must try this technique. Yes, this card design would make a great card for the men in my life! Thanks for the video. You make card crafting look so easy and professional. Oh, and also very "quick"!!!

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue, I haven't used this technique, but think I will certainly have to give it a try as I love the finished effect.
Come on Lorraine where are you - I haven't heard the shrieks yet! Congratulations!
Pleased to hear Francis is getting stronger. Hope you are fully recovered from your cold Melody.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Fabulous card today with an amazing technique!!
Congratulations to Lorraine.
Maureen xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
It was lovely having a reminder of this inking techneque.
The card is beautiful.

Eunice said...

This card is really intriguing! I will have to try it, thanks for sharing! Congrats to Lorraine!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue,
Love the White on white, looks elegant.
Marlene O xx

C A W said...

What a very effective background, enjoyed the video. Love the ivy dies really pretty. Congratulations to Lorraine.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaah!Whoopeeeeeeee!OMGGGGGGGGGG!
Well girls, I did it and I'm just a tad overcome with excitement, excuse me....Yipeeeeeeeeeeee!Whoaaaaaaaaa!Wowzersssss!.....ah, that's better, think I've got it out of my system now! I think that I might just be the happiest Wilsonette, nay person, on the planet right now, not even the torrential downpours all day today cn diminish by unbridled glee.
I bet you're wondering how I met the news that I am the lucky recipient of Sues masterpiece, well apart from my shrieks of delight terrifying Brodie, Darcey and my Mum, the fact that I had to be extracted from the ceiling and resuscitated. I was quite calm:-)
I didn't even have to resort to underhand tactics, deceit, disception and blackmail, so methinks that Yvonne isn't in fact Sues favourite....it's me!
Despite my overexcited demeanour I did still take the time to sit still and concentrate on Sues demo for today. It brought back memories of days of yore when I used to make an almighty mess at the craft class playing with inks- I bought the whole range and it has been languishing in my craftroom ever since. I really like the technique and feel inspired to try it again. The greens were lush and beautiful and I have serious die envy for the new double pierced nobles, they will be my first purchase when my bank balance is out of the red zone!
I was very productive this afternoon and managed to do a channel Christmas card before watching the Davis Cup doubles match- this was my chosen alternative to going out in the rain with my nephew, niece, Mum etc to see Santas Parade in Callander. I'm surprised Santa has came out of hiding for the event considering he's been avoiding my calls, texts,tweets and emails lately.
Tracy, you are so kind and thoughtful, compared to what you've been through my life is a picnic- how are you keeping, are you managing to craft or are you too fatigued? I think of you and Francis every day, you are both so brave and resilient and an example to us allxxxx
Lorraine F, you will make a fab great granny, he'll be loved beyond care despite the challenges you all face. You're right, it's very difficult for young mums nowadays, they aren't entitled to housing or special treatment and the responsibility fall on their families. Your daughter has age on her side which will help. Glad you are feeling better though and enjoying your crafting againxxxx
Melody, all my love to you and Francis, let Molly know we miss her, I'd feel as if my right arm had been cut off without the internet poor soul:-(
Off to watch Strictly, rounding off a lovely day with a bit of Gleb and other bare chested beefcakes, ahhhh......

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxxx

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
Been out of action for a few days but back for now.
Love this card - although the colour is quite a vibrant colour it is still manages to be beautifully soft and delicate. Have not watched the video yet but have a few of your videos to catch up on so going to have a bit of a Sue-a-thon!
Every time I see any of your ivy dies I remind myself that I need them but then you decide to bring out more dies which makes life incredibly difficult.
I did not manage to comment on Thanksgiving day so Happy Late Thanksgiving. I trust you were spending precious time with family and had a lovely day.
Well what can I say - Congratulations Loraine - I bet you are grinning from ear to ear. You must be over the moon to be receiving Sue's Wednesday card. She obviously felt really sorry for you as she is probably aware that you are right at the top of Santa's naughty list and are likely to have an empty stocking when Christmas morning.
Seriously - thrilled for you my bestest blog buddy x
Still not 100% so not read all the comments I have missed but I hope and pray everyone is ok. Sending lots of love to everyone - brain seriously on strike so won't say any individual names through fear of missing out someone - you know who you are my friends. I hope you all appreciate and understand that I could not comment without mentioning Lorraine x
Take care everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and your crafty crew
Another fantastic card and would you believe I bought that die today.
Hugs to those that need one
Theresa G. X

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful Card, just watched the video & really enjoyed it & also learning new techniques makes you want to try something new.
Love the white & green colours which look amazing &the Ivy side borders sets off the rest of the card beautifully.
Loving your pierced noble squares & must get those asap......

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Tracy Stitt said...

A new baby in the family. Congratulations That's so nice.
As my mom says there's worse things in life than a baby. It will all be fine I'm sure.
I wish I'd had family earlier but it never quite happened. Now it's outta my hands whilst dealing with this cancer. Xx

Tracy Stitt said...

I think I've managed about 3 cards in the two months I've been off. It's shocking I thought I'd have made loads more. It's not that I've not got as much energy as I did. I just don't have the same get up an go an dunno where to start as craft room in such a mess lol.
I'll get there tho hasn't stopped me from buying goodies via Internet! Lol

Tracy Stitt said...

Hope u feel better soon Yvonne. It's not good when ur not well. Chin up chick x

IVY Cheong said...

Wow love this technique and the card is beautiful. Love, Ivy

Theresa Pace said...

now i know the name of the technique. lovely colours you used, made it look very realistic. fab card , hugs xx

liz spooner said...

Such a pretty card with a stunning background I shall have to try that.xx

Pat James said...

Hi sue,

Another gorgeous card I hopefully will be having a go at.

Congratulations lorraine on winning!!

Hugs pat xx

Pat James said...

Hi sue,

Another gorgeous card I hopefully will be having a go at.

Congratulations lorraine on winning!!

Hugs pat xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Lovely card.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xxx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card. I don't have any inks so can't try this one yet, but you never no maybe soon.

Oh Lorraine I'm so pleased that you won the card, I'm sure I heard you squealing from here in Liverpool lol!! I do hope you never hurt your wound in all the excitement. But seriously you do deserve this treat ènjoy your prize.

Hugs
Linda xx

Dawn Holben said...

Oh wow Sue that is a gorgeous card again today, I love it.
Have not watched the video yet but will catch up tomorrow when I have the house to myself.

Love2papercraft said...

Greetings all,
I'm so incredibly behind on the blog, don't know when I'll catch up...but I saw the email today, no time to watch video but saw that Laine won the Wednesday card!!!! So excited for you :) I haven't even seen the card, but no doubt you will give it a place of great honor in your home!!! At some point I'll look back and see what method you used to garner this win, for they are always so interesting and the word-smithing is something to behold indeed!!!! Lol-I'm only laughing because I know (@ least I think I know) that the winner is drawn at random...but I still love how hard some try to win it by methods other than sheer luck!!!!! That just makes my heart happy that you won!!! I miss everyone greatly, but work and gearing up for the holiday has stolen my every waking (& many of my should-be-sleeping) moments. I guess that will give me something to look forward to in the slower month of January. Seeing all the fabulous cards, videos and of course posts I've missed will be like having my own Christmas all over again because this blog is truly a gift! I hope you don't forget me in my absence ladies :) I certainly haven't forgotten about you. Btw, I was doing a little Black Friday shopping online yesterday and I happened to make a detour to Joanna Sheen's site. It's safe to say I made a little dent in my Wish Lust (@ least from the most recent launch)! I know I'm not supposed to be buying myself things this time of year, but she had special pricing for a few more days on the new releases - and it only made sense to save $ since I was eventually going to get them anyway right? Actually, I wouldn't have even tempted myself by looking except that I received a bonus at work (most of which is going to pay bills - so at least I restrained myself from spending it all on me :) Can you tell I'm feeling a little guilty & trying to justify? But since Santa won't be stopping by my house - I sort of played Santa to myself. Oh dear, my justifying is not working, I'm starting to feel guiltier now :/ Well guilty as charged, but, the Noble B sets will be arriving in 7-10 days!!!! Anyway, I miss everyone immensely, but am so pleased I snuck a peek at the email to see that Laine won a card!!!! Yay, congrats honey - that really brought a smile to my face! Rebecca in Colorado

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the stone look.
Di B. x

magpie said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card and love the technique. The pierced dies are a real must have. They make such a lovely detailed difference to a card. Beautiful Sue xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family and to all the Wilsonettes who are in need too. Tracy, it's called chemo fog. All those who had chemo, all suffered with it, so it's just a normal occurrence. It helped to have a little note book but as for cards, it was a no mojo either! Take each day xx Congratulations Lorraine on winning the Wednesday card giveaway card! Been there and done it and what a time to do the whoop whoop dance! xx Love Karen xx

Tressa said...

Greetings from Ecuador where, after a gorgeous morning the afternoon tropical storms have moved in and the roads are awash!

This is an interesting technique using the alcohol inks. I knew there was a reason why I bought some of the CE gloss card! I wonder what it would look like with blues to give a lapis look?

Lovely card and for one who doesn't normally go for yellow green, I like the colours.

Thanks Sue

Teresa

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I did everything - looked at the lovely card - watched the most helpful video - pinned the card and then forgot to leave a comment!
No one is perfect but I seem to get worse as each day passes!
This is a really great technique to try out and I will be! All being well. I fancy a Lapis blue with a hint of gold as I love Lapis.
The technique has so many possibilities.
Congratulations Lorraine! I'm worried about your Mum's hearing when you got this news!! Enjoy!
Melody - so pleased to hear Francis is a little better. Sorry Molly has no internet. Sending hugs!
Love to all, Myra xxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Melody said...

Hi sue, beautiful card great video . Take Care Melody xxXxxx

Sandy H said...

Lovely card and another 'must try' technique. Love the ivy borders on the sides behind the frame.
Congratulations to Lorraine Eastwood.
Take care everyone.

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Oh so love this stunning card, the background really makes it pop!

Love &hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Vie Carter said...

Stunning card,simple colour combo works great

Vie
x

Julie Elli said...

Well done Lorraine!!
I'm as green with envy as the gorgeous card in today's fab Sue offering!! Lol

Txcowgirl said...

Hope to see the video tomorrow, just no time today. Lovely card and I have to learn about this technique. I learn so many wonderful things watching your videos Sue.

Rebecca in Colorado-don't you just love Joanna Sheen's? I don't know what I'd do without them. Great service, and they have Sue's dies, all of them, unlike the few places here in the USA. So happy they make it possible for us to get them, too.