Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi there my crafty friends!  The Christmas Angel for 2015 just had to make an appearance on the giveaway day at some point so here she is!  Another card that was done as a demo on Hochanda too.  I started with the background which was a bit of a lark I had one day and rather liked the way it turned out.  Using a piece of white card and white tissue paper, I tore it into pieces, crumpled it and adhered it to the card using Cosmic Lacquer.  I made sure that it was overlapped and scrunched up for some texture.  I laid it aside to dry thoroughly before proceeding onto the next step.  I used several colours of the Colour Cloud inks and pounced colour on using smoothies.  I used an assortment of colours which included Ocean Blue, Plum Cobbler, Violet Haze, Fresh Grass and Chic Blue Grey if memory serves me, however, this technique can be done with any colours you prefer.  Once on the dry background, I lightly sprayed it with a water mister and allowed the colours to run a bit and then dried it well with a heat tool.  Next I used Enchanted Gold and Golden Light Gilding wax over the top to catch the raised texture from the dry tissue paper.  This adds the look of a gilded marble to the piece and adds s much interest too.  I cut it to size and matted it and added my pierced mat layers to it.  Next I cut the Angel out of white card and sprayed her with adhesive and coated her with Diamond Snow. I then cut a second one in gold card and offset it behind her before I added mounting foam to the back and attached her to the background.  I cut the Joy die in the set twice, once out of white and once out of gold card.  I sprayed and glittered the white one and offset them and glued them in the lower corner.  I did the same to the large star in the upper corner to complete the card.  Please leave a comment to be included in the drawing for this week's giveaway card.  I will announce the winner on Saturday's blog post.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.

Before I go, I would just like to let you know that John Lockwood will be doing the One Day Special starting tonight at 8pm on Hochanda.  He will have shows all day on Thursday as well at 9, 12,  4 and 7pm too, so loads of demos to look forward to during the day.   All for now, Sue x












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191 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, I seem to sat that daily but it's true. Gorgeous background and Angel.
Molly, I'm sorry Grandad is so poorly, you are a very brave girl. I send my love to him and your Nan, hope he feels better today.
Hugs to all who are in pain of any sort.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fantastic card like vet this background watched Phil on Hochanda last night and have set to record his shows today also John's looking forward to them.
Nancyd xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a spectacular card , your angel is just beautiful. Yvonne xx

carol quinn said...

Love the card, background is something I must try!
Carol

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love your angel dies, as yet not in my collection
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Jan.moogie said...

Superb angel and fantastic background Sue, love them both. Have a great day, hugs xxx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Love this card. A very interesting background.

Love
Roz.x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful card today, I saw you doing this technique on Hochanda - it was so informative, I have yet to have a go but you have spurred me on with this card so if I get a chance I will try it.

Saw Phill on Hochanda last night again repeated this morning, love his stamps. Looking forward to seeing more today and John tonight, oh so looking forward to them, when are you back on our screens?

It is remembrance day today.

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

hollyberry said...

Another beautiful background on another gorgeous card.
So sorry Molly that your Grandad is so I'll,hope that he is feeling a bit better today.

TDQ Karen said...

Love the pretty background, just the thing to set off the beautiful angel x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning background and stunning christmas card I will be watching john lock wood doing your dies and stamps thanks tracyw

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a stunning card. This background technique i have not tried yet but its something i plan for today as i can follow your instructions. Just hope mine turns our as beautifully as yours. Both your christmas angels are gorgeous and have used them both on some of my cards this year. Watched Phil lastnight with his beautiful stamps and i have the recorder set to tape Johns shows tonight and tomorrow. Hope you are having a lovely time Sue and not working to hard.
Take care everyone. We are still having rain and terrible winds, its been like this since Saterday.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today and I love the background
Pat x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card Thank you.
Take care Kitty.

auscrafts said...

WOW!!!! stunning background ,love the card

Heather Rogers said...

A beautiful card and the background technique just makes it.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Lorraine's blog said...

Loving the background must try this, the card is gorgeous

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely background and card, I am sorry that in picking the dies I wanted for Christmas I left the angel too far down the list, she is lovely
Must try some of your fabulous backgrounds though with the dies I have
Have a good day
Muriel x

Maria Illsley said...

Morning Sue
I love the background I did see you demo it on Hochanda but have yet to give it a go myself.
The angel is lovely xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Another fab background to try and what an angel! How will you top this next year I am wondering?!..... I know, you'll get divine inspiration maybe.

Jan on the Fosse said...


Good Morning Sue

Gorgeous angel die, the different background gives the card such a beautiful look.

Jan

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, I tried this technique myself, but it didn't turn out so good. But will have another go,

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful background and stunning angel.x

lilian said...


Hi Sue, beautiful card, lovely background, not one I shall try as I get in such a mess and end up with something only fit for the bin, so I'll
stay with using your lovely E/F, that I love so much.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Nikki C said...

What a stunning card that bg looks so pretty
Thanks for the chance hugs Nikki

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card I love the angel she is so beautiful. I will be watching John's shows and Phill's as well. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous background and card I haven't got this angel yet she is so beautiful and a 'must have'.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,,
Once again a "stunning" card.
Love the background and great design.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Very pretty - love the background.
Jan
Northampton

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, lovely background,it goes so well with the angel. Shall be watching John.

Love Rosemarie x x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card.
Looking forward to Johns shows already set to record.

Kath said...

A fabulous Christmas angel and I love your background too.
Kath x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Fabulous background for the lovely angel. A brilliant technique that looks so effective. Debra x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the background xx hazel

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, this is a lovely card I watched you demo this one on Hochanda it is a really clever technique you used very clever
Kathy x

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue. Must give that technique a go.

Anonymous said...

What a Joy of a card for the giveaway, Sue, love that background but never have enough colours of anything to do justice to giving it a try, maybe just metallics would work? Not usually an angel person, but this really works. Loverly!
Molly - good wishes to your nan and grandad, hope he's a little better soon - or lots.
Tracy, job well done! Have some R&R before treatment proper begins.
Poorly friends, take care and better days.

'P' in Wales

Jane Franklin said...

Oh I love the background on this so effective. I'm going to have to write down all these new ideas you are giving us so I don't forget how to when I want to! I am a list person, but then of course I lose the list! No hope really.
Anyway a stunning card again today, thank you.
Best wishes to all jxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Thanks pam. I will. Need to try get some Xmas cards done whilst I'm able lol x

Aspiring crafter said...

Such a fabulous card Sue and the background looks stunning,
XxxRuth

Anne said...

Will have to try that background technique, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I remember watching you demo this card, I thought at the time where do you get these ideas haha. It's a fabulous technique and gives a beautiful effect. Lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hettygarlick said...

I love the angel, and last year's one too. I have them both - must get around to doing something with them soon!

Annie Pennington said...

Gorgeous card, the 2015 angel is so pretty. I love the arty background too.

Annie P xxxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Stunning background to this card, and interesting technique.
B xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
that background is something else! I loved it when you demoed it but forgotten it until I saw it again here. Must try that - the list of "things to try" is getting longer.............
The card is gorgeous, as is the angel.
Hugs, Rose

SueJ said...

A really lovely give away card Sue. I saw you demo this and was fascinated.

Good luck everyone.

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue

I love the background on this one sue. Another messy thing for me to try lol. Like ur wee angel too she's so pretty xx

Laine 1972. Thinking of u today chick. Hopefully everything will go well. U seem to have so much going on with ur wee body. Mine doesn't seem so bad in comparison. And u never complain. Speedy recovery!!!!

Molly and melody. Hope things get a little better soon. And try to contain urself Molly when it comes to buying sues dies it's hard not to buy too many!!! Lol

Wheelybad hope ur feeling better soon too chicky!!

Hugs to everyone love u all xx

JennyH said...

Stunning card Sue, the background looks awesome : )

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue
Saw you demonstrating this on Hochanda & was so impressed with the finished result, amazing. I'm sure mine wouldn't turn out like that. Lol! Would love to win it & see this card in the flesh, so to speak!
Sorry to hear Grandad is still in hospital Molly. Thinking of you all at such a difficult time.
Pleased to hear your day went well Tracy. Hope you are not too sore this morning.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card today. Love the background and your beautiful angel. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

So pretty!
Love the background, and the angel is beautiful; she is one of my favourites :))

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Fantastic background and pretty angel, such a lovely card . xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Brilliant background, another to try. Love the overall effect with your beautiful angel.
Lydia
X

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,
That's a very different background. Really nice! No time to try it though -got too many to finish. Ha Ha !
Have a good day out there everyone!
Anne M xx

Kerryn Ashton said...

Very pretty card love the background and of course the angel.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful background , great card again.
Take Care
Elaine H X

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Simply beautiful
Hugs Theresa xx

Wendy L said...

Lovely card Sue and looking forward to watching John and Phill too, xxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Unusual background, it might take me a while to come round to it!
Love the angel!
:-)
Lorna D

karen keen said...

Good Morning Sue
What a stunning card. The background is so unusual. I will definitely have to try the technique.
Love
Karen in Telford x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card today Sue, I love it. I must try this technique. I keep saying this every time, eventually I will get round to it lol
I will set my HD box to record John's shows, in case I miss any, I love watching his demos.
Have a great day all.
Maggie

sunshinepen said...

Hi Sue

Just love the idea of using something that one may throw away ie tissue paper, and use it for something really quite beautiful.

Got the recorder set for later.

Crafty hugs Pen x

gwen70 said...

So beautiful, love the background and a gorgeous angel

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card! Love the background , something new to try.
Anne xo

Chris Curry said...

What a stunning card Sue, gorgeous. Thank you. I am looking forward to Phill's shows and now John's too. Xx

Kate's Cards said...

I love the background. I will be trying it out on a canvas piece I have planned.

Tressa said...

I was fascinated when you demonstrated the techniques used in making this background and was impressed with the end product. I only have distressed inks but hope it would work with them. I like the idea of texture with a difference.

Teresa

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I remember seeing you demonstrate this and wondering how you keep coming up with so many different ideas! It is such an effective background and the colour goes beautifully with the angel. Looking forward to watching John's shows with your dies. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, I ordered your Christmas Angel and hopefully she will arrive today. I love the background and will have to give it a try. Looking forward to seeing your dies demonstrated by John.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations,
Heather Treble

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card Sue.
Rosemary xx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card, will certainly try this background.

Much love,

Shirley T.

dmjones said...


That angel is a really lovely die!!!!




Doreen x

granny sue said...

Stunning. Love the texture of the background. Recorder all set for Phill and John. SueL x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Morning all,
Sue, this year's Angel is so beautiful. Love how you have done the background too.
Didn't get round to commenting yesterday as rather a lot has been going on, we had some news that will take some time to adjust too but nothing to worry about.
I have read all the posts but not taken notes as I usually do so I apologise if I miss anything.
Melody, sending some strength over to you and Francis.
Laine, all the best for today. You are so brave.
Tracey, glad so many eggs have been retrieved and I wish you all the best for the next stage.

Love n hugs where needed

Maria Alder said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card ! she is so stunning and the background
technique looks like a messy fun thing to do.
Also loved your card yesterday.

Yvonne- your sons firework display sounded great, good turnout x
Lorainne- Good luck for today, hope you be ok x
Jan- hope your dinner was nice in memory of your friend. You
have had a tough year,hugs x
Tracy- glad all went well with the harvesting, hope you feel
better from that soon.
Molly- sweetheart, you are so good with it all reg. your granddad.
sorry to see his still so ill. look after your grandma and many hugs
to you all
Wheelybad- you take care,sending warm hugs to you and all who need
one today. Hope Beth, Deb C, Norah ,ToB and anyone else missing are ok.

Many hugs to all my friends and Wilsonette's,
Maria x

Karen W said...

Oh Wow this is fabulous, I love the background and the angel is gorgeous! I love seeing your ideas and inspiration!! My sister and I stamped and gilded the trees from your collection and are using them for our holidays cards this year and we love them!!

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a great background , love the texture and the addition of the gilding wax. The sparkly angel is gorgeous too. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx
Melody Molly and Frances sending you a hug xxxx
Tracey relax and enjoy the shows today xxxx Laine sending you a hug too xxxx

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
What a pretty card. I love the background! It's lovely to see the Christmas Angel on the giveaway card as she is really rather special isn't she. Whoever is lucky enough to win her will just adore her.
Hugs to everyone and healing thoughts to all who need them.
Bejay xx

pinky said...

Absolutely stunning, what an elegant angel! Thanks for the heads up, will try to get watching that.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Another lovely card. I will certainly be giving the background technique a go.
Regards,
Evis M.

Paula said...

That's such an unusual background Sue, and the angel is so beautiful. :) I'm off to make notes of John's shows, the memory doesn't work well at all these days!
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue, what a terrific background! I love my angel too! Have set the record button for John too - thanks for the heads up!
Janette xx

Lesley Thomas said...

Beautiful card today Sue, I have this angel, but never tried the technique for the background.

ros hodgkins said...

Beautiful card Sue. X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, wow what a technique, the effect is stunning.
The Angel look as if it is in the sky, super card.
Take care everyone,
Jess xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I love the texture & effect of the background just right for the beautiful angel

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I love the texture & effect of the background just right for the beautiful angel

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous Christmas card. A lovely textured background and your beautiful Christmas Angel. I love the colours in the background.

Love2papercraft said...

Hello Sue & WW!
I promised myself I would just take a quick peek - so that's all I'm doing. I'm so enamored with this card! The background is fantastic, wish I'd seen the demo. I can't get over how pretty it is! Will catch up with last couple of days and comments on the weekend- I hope all are doing well and or on the way there! I left work around 2:15 this morning and it's snowing! Out first snow of the season! Funny because I think about 12 hours earlier it was 63 degree Fahrenheit. I love Colorado! Hugs to all, I miss keeping up daily with comments, but I'm thinking of everyone daily! Rebecca in Colorado

Susan Lesperance said...

Sue, This card is absolutely spectacular .I just love it.

Have a Great Day!
Sue L'Esperance

Colleen said...

Beautiful, stunning card. Love your background

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FABULOUS LOVE THE COLOURS. THIS CARD CAPTURED THE WONDERFUL TIME OF YEAR.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A lovely Angel , a pretty , interesting background make one very lovely card!
Will try to watch John if I can but it's so difficult trying to watch on an IPad! It is better than nothing though!
Sorry Molly to read about Grandad. How lovely that you went to visit him - he will have known you were there and be very proud of you. We all are! Love to you all .
Love to all ,
Myra xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, the background is super and works so well with your colour choice with the angel love from Jackie xx

Maxine T said...

Love the background you did, beautiful card as usual Sue. Would love. To have it.
Maxine T

Lynda's craft's said...

Oh my word Sue absurlootly stunning I love this technique
it is messy but the results are worth it. Love the colours you have used & the Angel is Gorgeous
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xxx

TRACY I'm so pleased you were able to have 10 eggs harvested just rest up today.
Sending love & Hug's xxx

Laine 1972 good luck for today thinking of you hope all goes well.Big Hug's xxx

Molly sorry your Granddad is still poorly sending him healing Hug's take good care of your Nan too. Sending you all love & Hug's xx

Sending BETH DEB C Tob THERESA WEELYBAD NORAH Big Hug's for you all & Hug's for everyone in pain or just wants one
Love Lynda xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the background., travelling from Belfast to Blackpool for the festive flower show so may not get to comment for the next few days

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

craftynanna jo said...

Beautiful card Sue, i have never tried this tecnique before, i'm a coward, lol although i have seen it done before,and i don't have an angel which i will have to rectify soon.
Well i thought i had finished my cards but my Sister is making a trip over from Ireland at the beginning of December and wants her rather large order of cards, Christmas and Bereavement, now i thought i had escaped that one this year as i had no plans to visit her, but i got my eye wiped didn't I, she is coming here instead, so i had better get busy, thank goodness for Sue's dies, that's all i can say.
I have promised to go and show a lady i met last week in my local little Craft Shop how to do the Guilding Flakes method, but how i am going to fit it in now is anyone's guess.
I was over the moon when i went into my local little craft shop as she has announced she is starting to sell Creative Expressions goodies and Sue's dies, she didn't have many dies left as once it was announced everyone went mad buying them, so i have ordered the Noble die collection which i have wanted for ages and my Birthday is up soon and Christmas and my Wedding Anniversary all rolled into one, more or less, 53 years, my goodness, but loads to spend on Sue's dies.
I was sad to read Francis is still in Hospital, i hope you are home soon, Melody and Molly Iam thinking of you and all your family, Tracy I am glad the harvesting went well, you take care also, hugs to all who need them, Johanna

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Love the look of this background,will have to try it.

Margaret xxx

Barbara (C) said...

Great background technique! Love the whole card and would treasure it if it came my way! x

Jean said...

So very cool! Love the colors.

DeCor said...

I am in awe of this card. It is so beautiful and different. Love the way the background looks and thank you for explaining all you did to make it. Really unique.

Have a great day

DeedeeW said...

Hello Sue, absolutely love your card today. The colours are absolutely beautiful, a perfect background for the Angel. I am going to try this. It will be the perfect card for my sisters and I can experiment with different background colours for each. Thank you again so much for the inspiration.

Agnes (Scotland) said...


Good Morning Sue,A really gorgeous card are we able to see the show here in Scotland?
The background looks so different,

SerenePolly said...

How lovely Sue! I am off to try this technique now. I was looking for a final, special card for my husband and, with a change of colours, this will be the one!

Take care.

Christine

xxx

Elaine said...

This card is beautiful! I would love to try this background technique. Do you have a video on this? I love all your dies and look forward everyday to seeing what you have to show us.

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card & beautiful background.

Molly- lovely that you got to visit your grandad & I'm sure he knew you were there , he was probably just very tired.

Michele

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Wow, I love this background, I don't know how I missed the demo. I can imagine it's fun to make. It's a beautiful backdrop for your lovely, sparkly Angel. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning Sue. This card is absolutely gorgeous. Your beautiful angel sitting on that magnificent background is a sight to behold. How generous of you to be giving away such a masterpiece!

Laine, thinking of you and hope that your surgical procedure goes well and you are not too uncomfortable. Sending hugs.
Tracy, I'm so happy for you that you had such a successful harvest. Hope you're feeling better today!
Molly, Melody and Francis, I'm sending big hugs to all of you. Molly, you are such a wonderful granddaughter.
Tracy, Laine, Linda, Wheely Bad, Maria (and anyone else I missed) thank you so much for your kind words. Dinner was wonderful and we had many laughs in honor of Sandy. She was all about the party and actually planned her own funeral with singing and believe it or not, a comedian. Her pastor said that this was a first for him lol. To know Sandy was to love her. Our waiter last night was such a lovely young man, he treated us to a huge platter of assorted desserts. A day of dieting is in order today.

Hugs to all and have a beautiful day!

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

What a fantastic background you have created. Love the colours you used and I guess not too difficult for us crafters to replicate.

Your 2015 Angel is just lovely and the whole effect is beautiful.

Am looking forward to seeing John later on Hochanda.

Lol Barbara W xx

jazy1m said...

Love the card. Beautiful, elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Nannieflash said...

Good Afternoon Sue, Im a bit late today been to have my cataract sorted it should be done in the new year with any luck. That new background looks fun and the colours youve chosen really do look fabulous. Its a stunning card. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card and the texture background is amazing. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card and the texture background is amazing. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

terrie said...

What a beautiful background...the texture and color goes so well with your floating angel....great card....tfs
Well done Sue

barbara macaskill said...

So stunning!!! I love the background technique and the Angel is divine! Would love it if the Craft fairies sprinkled some lucky dust on me so this will be on it's way to me! Fingers crossed! TFS!

Pearl said...

Stunning card today Sue. I have the Angel die but I haven't used this die yet in my Christmas cards so far, so I must try using it even once!

Thank you Sue.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

A stunning card and I do love the background, fit for an Angel!

I have not started Christmas cards yet so I better get this Angel out of her packet and get moving ! lol

Thanks for sharing your inspirations.

Love n hugs from Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today. I've just done the oyster shell technique and waiting for it to dry and will definitely have a go at this one too.
Kind regards,
Sheila

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The background technique is definitely worth a go.
The angel is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a delightful card.....am just loving that background!!!! An amazing card!!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Joan Donaldson said...

Afternoon Sue, beautiful card, love the background.

Linda Norris said...

Hi Jan,
You sound like you had a good time at the meal I'm sure Sandy would of been pleased. She sounds like a fun person, I'm not surprised a comedian was a first for her pastor lol!! I'm sure he'll remember her for that. What a lovely waiter you had last night, a platter of assorted desserts sound yummy.

Anonymous said...

Another pretty card and nice technique using the tissue. Jan D., Florida, USA

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sue, today's card has the most stunning background, I just love how it's created and the colours are so pretty, beautiful angel too, Kate x

Dawn Holben said...

Wow that is a stunning background which shows off your angel die perfectly.
I really must try this technique. Love it

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

What a great technique for a background, I haven't got any colour clouds yet, but would love to try it. It looks like you'd need a lots of lacquer on though, I don't think I could use that much on just one card not that I'm stingy or anything lol!! But would rather spend my money on your dies.

Molly I do hope Grandad is a lot better today, and your Nan is taking care of herself as well. You sound like you such a lovely little lady your Mum & Dad must be so proud of you.

Take care
Linda xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Blimey, Phill all day and John all night. What a great treat. I have this die but haven't used it yet as I started with those that came out first , but I love it and will use it for some of my personal cards after I have finished my orders. I think I have worn out my snowflake borders and striplet. Very popular with my friends, along with the word Christmas tree.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Blimey, Phill all day and John all night. What a great treat. I have this die but haven't used it yet as I started with those that came out first , but I love it and will use it for some of my personal cards after I have finished my orders. I think I have worn out my snowflake borders and striplet. Very popular with my friends, along with the word Christmas tree.

Eunice said...

The back ground is quite unique! I like how the colors turned out, great job Sue!

Tracy Stitt said...

Yes u can Agnes it's on the hochanda channel I'm not sure if it's on freeview but it's def on sky x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
simply beautiful card. The angel is stunning and the background looks like the sky.
Love DJay xx

Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone I loveeeeee today's card she is so pretty an she looks really good on the background paper thst you made.
Thank you everyone for all your kind words for grandad my dad as gone to pick nan up she stayed there all night but dad said she as to come home for little while to rest up. I don't no if he as woke up yet nan will tell us later. I am writing all your messages so we can take them up to read to him. Thank you everyone Molly oxoxox

Cathie Weary said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Jut love the way you did the background and it is just perfect for your beautiful angel. Thanks so much for sharing.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Hi Sue

It may have been a bit of lark but the background if fabulous. Don't usually go for the angel but in this card with the background it stands out. Just beautiful - again!!!!

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card love the back ground

lindagrady said...

WOW; this angel card is a beauty; love it. Would like to try this technique, along with many others you show, Sue. Love your dies, too.

Joanne Scott said...

Sue, gorgeous card as always. I have a question - what brand of spray adhesive do you use, I have tried the Elmer's adhesive with your Iced Snow, and by the next day all the glitter was falling off. Can never see the spray can in your videos except the back side.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Awesome Christmas card with the 2015 angel and your "lark" of a tissue paper technique. Love the mixture of colors on the tissue paper including the gilding wax golds. What fun!

CraftyJo said...

Love that background technique, thanks for the inspiration.

Lisbeth said...

Lovely card Sue. I have tried this background technique before but it never seems to be as pretty as yours turn out. Nevermind - I will just have to try and try again

Lisbeth

IVY Cheong said...

Wow I love the look of this technique. Card is always stunning, must try this definitely. Love, Ivy xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card this Angel is stunning.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Sherry said...

love you card!! the background is gorgeous!! love the angel too!

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card, love the angel die.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What an interesting background. I have always liked this die so this card certainly does it for me.
Beverley W

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous and stunning background Sue
Gr Karin

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and what a clever background techneque.

Karen Drew said...

Love how you have done the background. The angel is one of my favourite dies for this year
Luv
Karen xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This is a stunning card with a gorgeous background.
Love to all who want it.
Maureen xxxx

Anonymous said...

Carole eaton said
she is ethereal and serene, truly a all time great.
Love the technique sue.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

The Angel is a lovely die and I love the background.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I just love your "Angel flying high in the clouds!". She is so pretty!
I watched you playing with this very unusual technique on Hochanda and was very interested as I have lots of odd size pieces of tissue paper in my stash. I think it is so effective. I am sure so many of your followers would love to have this special card on display this Christmas!
Lesley S x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, your angel is beautiful and the background intriguing, I am sure no-one would guess how it was made. I think the gilding wax just finishes it off perfectly.

Agnes (Scotland) - Hochanda is on Freeview channel 39 and shows on the TV guide as 'The Store'.

Melody & Molly - my thoughts are with you and Francis.
Laine - I hope your 'minor ops' went well.
Tracy - hope you are still enjoying some PJ days.

Frances

Tracy Stitt said...

Yes I am and it feels so gooooood lol xx

Susan White said...

That background is just stunning Sue - thanks for sharing how you did it! Susan x

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love the Angel she's beautiful thank you remember the demo love always June Horrocks xxxxxxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi assume
Another stunner today. Just love this technique you've used and also the Angel die as well. I've set the recorder for Johns shows.

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue such a gorgeous Angel, thank you.xx

Craftycatty said...

Unusual brilliant effect and shows the dies off to perfection.

DeeDee7770 said...

Absolutely stunning card. I've been anxiously awaiting your take on the new angel. The angel is so stunning it only needs a background...it steals the show, in fact it's the show stopper. I did a pale Pearl blue/gold/white background and diamond dusted the Angel. I sure hope to win yours! Take care.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card, love the background. saw you do this on Hochanda and I was impressed then.
Tracy great news xx
Melody and Francis - sending daily hugs and thoughts xx
Wheely - hope you're feeling better xx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

nannapat said...

Lovely background, I love that technique. The angel is just beautiful, I have last year's angel but haven't got this one yet. Pat x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! The background is gorgeous and has a cool wintry feel.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

You always serve up a real treat for your Wednesday card giveaway Sue, and today is no exception. The tissue paper technique is simply ingenious and something that I haven't been brave enough to try myself even though I have started to save any tissue paper I receive just in case the mood takes me. The effects are stunning, and the added touch of the colour cloud inks and gilding wax give it an extra dimension, it's so textural and lush. The angel is beautiful, I haven't invested in her as yet but this card has given me another reason...as if I need any further encouragement:-)....to get my credit card out of protective custody...my Mum doesn't trust me at this time of year!
The lucky recipient will display this card with pride long after the holidays have ended that's for sure, good luck girls.....great to see our little Molly commenting today too, good luck to you too sweetheartxxx
Had a rubbish nights sleep, very fitful- I was feeling quite nervous, for some reason, about my surgical procedures today. I've no idea why because I've had a few years of this type of treatment under my belt, maybe I'm just weary that there is no end in sight but I do know that I should be grateful that I have never needed chemo or radiotherapy. I resisted the urge to cancel at the last minute and common sense prevailed....it had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that my mum threatened to use brute force if need be, honest!:-) My surgeon planned to remove five large suspicious lesions but decided not to torture me too much and removed four instead- the worst part is the anesthetic, after that it's a doddle....until the numbness wears off later on that is! Thanks to all the kind well wishes from Tracy, Jan, Maria, Lynda, Frances and Lorraine F, I really appreciate itxxxxx Oh, and an added bonus was that my mum kindly washed and dried the dishes tonight...who says I'm milking it? Wonder if I'll get away with it tomorrow too:-)....
I have a day of pampering in store for tomorrow, a caci facial and a wash and blow- dry afterwards so I can't complain- my body may look like a patchwork quilt but hopefully I'll have the cheekbones of Angelina Jolie and bouncy hairdo instead of jowls and a crows nest:-)
Tracy, I hope you re able to find the time to pamper yourself too, you deserve it honey after what you've been through lately....a few cheeky glasses of red before bedtime would be just the tonic, not that I am suggesting you become reliant on alcohol of course, it's purely medicinal you understand:-) Congrats on harvesting ten eggs, what an achievement and positive step for the future.xx
Lorraine F, I do hope your news isn't negative and that everything is okayxxx
Rebecca, I'm so jealous, I just love snow! Unfortunately it's still mild and wet here but I live in hope that we will get some cold frosty/snowy weather in time for Christmas. I bet the mountains are beautiful coated in snow, do you get much during the winter months?
Jan, Sandy sounds like my kind of gal and I'm sure she would approve of your celebration, glad you enjoyed it- I'm very partial to a dessert or three too, Nevermind the first two courses!:-)
Healing hugs to melody, Francis, Wheely Bad, Linda and anyone under the weather at the moment, hope things pick up soonxxx

Crafty hugs to all

Laine1972xxx

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today, love the Angel. What a fantastic background.
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful card A lovely background which really highlights the Angel Die.
Wendyx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card, love it. The angel is lovely. Your background looks truly 'heavenly'. Love it.
Di B.

Laura O said...

like the angel ,Laura O

Julie Elli said...

Gorgeous background to go with your stunning Angel.
Thanks for the heads up on John's shows.
Big hug
Julie E

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Your angel looks absolutely beautiful sue x the background is so different I'm not sure my version would turn out as gorgeous x thankyou sue for your inspiration x
Molly sending hugs to you and your nan and grandad x
Hugs too laine and tracy and anyone else who needs one x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

karenlotty said...

Another clever technique The angel looks stunning on this kind of background

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Love everything about it

donna sherman said...

Beautiful card and Angel!!! I love the background color and technique!!! Your cards and techniques are all awesome!!!

Melody said...

Hi sue, love the card the background looks fantastic, must have a go at that sometime. Take Care Melody xxxXxx

Christina Furner-Webber said...

Hi! I've literally just bumped into your blog somehow and just love the card you made. I've been attempting to pin it to a board, but it's not working. Anyway, I'm going to keep looking around your blog and hopefully find out who you are :-) LOL. I'm guessing you're not in the US? Anyway, TYFS!!

Carol from La Crosse said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful background!!! Would love to see a tutorial on this one.
The angel die is stunning and although more simple than most of your cards, this one
is absolutely WONDERFUL!!!

Thank you for sharing your extraordinary talents.

Vick said...

Stunning as always my friend, i have always loved your techniques, hugs, Vick xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A day late but better late than never lol!
I'm not an angel kinda gal but that background is a sight to behold.........just amazing.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sassy said...

A beautiful card with a very creative background. I love the color and texture you added by using tissue paper. I can imagine the gilding wax adds a beautiful sheen to the background that is dramatic in person. So lovely!

Pat James said...

Hi sue,
Lovely colours on this card, really must get round to using this die.

Hugs pat x

Pat James said...

Hi sue,
Lovely colours on this card, really must get round to using this die.

Hugs pat x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Been busy but have checked out all your blogs
I just had to comment on this one with the chance of winning it. Oh my how happy would I be
Hope everyone is well and getting their Xmas cards made I have only managed two as I have been in the thick of decorating nearly done now though. I will leave the craft room until after Xmas
Hugs to those that need one
Theresa G xx

Alexis said...

Hi Sue! This is another fabulous card! I would love to be able to examine it up close and personal, lol! I really would love to see the results of your techniques on this one. Thanks for giving us this chance! xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card
And the design is wonderful

Debs A xxx

CathyinMN said...

I love the background on this card. It really looks like a beautiful sky and makes the angel stand out. Very pretty card!

Lizzybea said...

Hi Sue
I love this die it's my favourite
Christmas die I have.
Thanks for all your inspiration
Liz Robinson
Wigan

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Amazing card Sue in such beautiful colours. I love how a die is cut out twice and put on the other to give it dimension. It really makes the sentiment and Angel stand out x Gorgeous! xx "Thank you Sue" xx Sending love and hugs to you, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need of some too. xx Love Karen xx

Txcowgirl said...

Sue your angels are the prettiest angels out there, and this card shows one off lovely.