Thursday, 21 January 2016

Bouncing Brayer

Hello my crafty friends!  It's time to pull out your brayer for today's video card technique!  You don't really have to be very proficient with a brayer either to do this, but it yields great results.

 The finished dimensions are 8" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Pam said...

Lovely lovely card Sue. Full of sunshine on a very frosty day.
Laine, Robbie is my nephew in America, 18 months ago, he had a skateboard accident and broke his neck, he was 20 yrs old. The doctors said if he survived he would be quadraplegic and possible brain damage. Thankfully due to his and his mum and dads determination, no brain damage and he is able to walk a little with crutches or walking sticks. He still has internal damage which has not yet healed, some loss of use in one hand but he aschieved what we think is a miracle with his recovery. Thank you everyone for your kind messages and support.
Hugs to all on the blog, a wonderful community. Big hugs for Melody, Francis and family and Tracy, one very special lady.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is very different. You make it look so easy, but I will give this a go as it is something I have not tried before
Pat x

lilian said...

Hi Sue, well this is very different, like you're card ,but it's not for me, I'm too messy .
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very bright & cheery card today. Yvonne xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
what a different style for a card I like the colours thank you for sharing tracyw

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely bright card on this cold frosty morning.
I seem to remember seeing this one demoed on one of your shows.
It is still a great technique, Thank you.A great video.
Take care Kitty.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely bright and sunny card today, just like the hot day we have had here, it is 5.30 pm and still 32 deg C, I know we are so lucky and I feel quite guilty knowing how cold it is there. This card really shows off the fabulous frame dies to perfection.
Yvonne - thank you, my desk is fabulous, I am sure I will be more productive, it has made me sort out lots of things (including those I had forgotten I had !) so am feeling quite organised at the moment.
Have a lovely day,
Muriel x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A very different card - love the bright and cheery colour, will watch the video tonight. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Jan.moogie said...

A little ray if sunshine on this dark dark morning Sue, thanks for sharing. Have a great day, hugs xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A different card today.Hope the colour makes crafter's think of spring.LOL
So cold here.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
When I first saw this I thought of the lovely sunny mornings that we are patiently waiting for! Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Maria Illsley said...

What a great card.
My husband saw this on one of your shows and commented on how nice it was .
I will watch your video later as I would like to make him a birthday card using this technique.
Thanks for your inspiration xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely sunny, happy card - if that makes sense! I've never seen that technique before with a brayer, but it is certainly effective. Really like the thank you die too,
Tracy hope you're ok xx
Had a lovely wander around Amble yesterday. For those of you that don't know where it is its in Northumberland on the coast not far from Alnwick. It's where I had my nasty fall just over a year ago if you remember. Despite that it's really nice and yesterday t was so quiet even the birds had gone( much to Dave's disgust!)
Hope everyone has a good day, love and hugs to all especially Melody, Francis and Tracy and all those in need of comfort and support. Love Alison xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, just like a burst of sunshine.


TDQ Karen said...

Fun and sunny card today, love it

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A nice different style card today, full of sunshine that we are in need of right now .
Will watch your video later.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Clare W said...

GM Sue. This looks like fun! Might have a go later. I love how you've used the rectangles. I decided to mark mine with permanent marker on the back of each die with A and B so I don't get muddled up. Yday I managed one card with another 2 in progress. Don't know what's come over me. Bet it won't last though whatever it is!

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love the background you have created. I can't wait to watch the video later when I get back from work later. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, today's card is a lovely ray of sunshine on this very cold and damp Thursday morning here in Kent. I am going to watch the video later when I have my breakfast.

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

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful,bright and sunny card for a dull and drab day. I would never have thought to use my brayer like this but will certainly be giving it a go having watched your tutorial. Once again, great inspiration and instruction, thank you!x

Karen Derbyshire said...

A fun card I think. Must dig my brayer out and give it a go.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a fabulous idea, looks like great fun to make a really lovely card. Fab video. Have a great day. Bx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I remember you deomstrating this one. Time my Breyer had an outing. Great for a man card with change of sentiment.

Love Rosemarie x x

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, a little unusual for you Sue, no flowers or bows, but exactly right for the sentiment. Love that way of doing frames. Thank you. Xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Hi Sue, love this sunny card on this grey day!
Will watch video this afternoon and give it a go!
Pam...very glad to hear the update on Robbie ...may he go from strength to strength

Kate's Cards said...

An inky card. Hooray!

hazel young said...

lovely card sue xx hazel

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
This looks a fun technique to do, I love the frames you can create using the Noble dies it gives your cards a 'finished' look. Enjoyed the video thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. Such a cheerful card.

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely bright card makes me think of Spring. Your video is very good showing how to use the brayer . I haven't got a brayer and was quite unsure how to use one.
I have finished the wedding invitations I was making for my Niece so one job done and I can go ahead and play with my square noble dies and other dies I have bought recently.
Very frosty day here today.
Happy crafting everyone

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I have A and B of the Square Dies, but only A of the Rectangles at the moment I mark the back with Nailpolish or they will get in a muddle!
Love the Noble Dies!
Take care
Love Marg

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely bright, fun background...I love the way you surprise us every now and again with something completely different!...


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

carol edwards said...

Oh spring is here!! Lovely rays shining through. Well I can dream as it's freezing cold here today. Love the card Sue x

karenlotty said...

I bought a brayer because I'd seen you or John do this technique and wanted to have a go! So I'll enjoy watching this video and marking it for future reference

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning, This is just fantastic just up my street. Will have to give it a go.

Great card by the way

Crafty hugs Pen x

Tressa said...

A beautifully bright and cheerful card to greet a cold, murky and frosty morning. I have never seen this bray earring technique used before and it certainly can produce a lovely background.

It's my bridge morning but the thought of going out and scraping the frost off the car does not appeal. Aah well, here goes!


Jane Franklin said...

What a lovely cheery bright card for this cold frosty morning. Such a simple effective card I can think of several people I could adapt this for. Thank you for the technique. Best wishes to all jxxx

dmj from kettering said...

What a different card today, so cheerful!!!

Doreen x

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Well this is a different card for you, so it's good yo see you challenging us. Isn't it bright and sunny - just what we need to cheer us all up. Great video too.
Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxxx

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs A xxx

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, love this card and so different. Will watch later as off for a hospitalvappointment now.

love Val in Spain x

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
Hope you are impressed. It is before 9am and here I am bright and early commenting.
This card is such a bright and cheery card and I love it. As I am so ahead of myself I am going to watch the video shortly. I have a brayer but it is still in it's original packaging so you will probably inspire me to go for it.
Noticed that you have put dates up on the blog but shocked as it says you will not be gracing our screens until April - is this a trick? Thought and hoped it would be sooner x
TRACY - so good that you are not suffering with nausea. Hang in there gorgeous girl x
P IN WALES - Happy Anniversary - how many years?
THERESA - good for your daughter. I made my 30th Birthday celebrations last for a week. Managed to eek my 40th celebrations to almost a month. 50th in a few years time - partying all year I think!!Sounds like you had a fab time x
CLAIRE - you are so on a roll - putting us all to shame x
LAINE - so proud of you resisting the Yankee Candles although I would have sacrificed the frying pan and egg poacher for a large jar. Like you I am partial to a rubber glove or 2 but we won't go there - lol. Nothing to hide although when you view the old school pictures with dodgy haircuts and questionable outfits you may be of the opinion that I should have hidden the evidence x
MARIA - how is Sandra - haven't 'seen her' for a while x
MURIEL - I am sharing in your delight. It's a bit like Christmas when you discover those 'bits' you had forgotten all about x
ALIMECCA - I love Amble and Alnwick oh and Seahouses. Born and grew up in Newcastle. Do you watch Vera? All filmed in spectacular Northumberland x
MAGGIE - well done on finishing the invites x
Time for porridge I think. Then a cuppa and Sue's video. Have a good day everyone.
Crafty hugs

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, oh wow a real sunshine card this morning its certainly a change from the cold. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Karen Drew said...

Today's card is like a ray of sunshine on a really drab day. Lovely colours
Karen xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card.
Nancyd xx

carol quinn said...

This card would brighten up any day...just stunning


Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a card to put a smile on your face. Its like a little ray of sunshine and thats just what we need here this morning as its dark,cold and freezing. Watched this one a couple of weeks ago and still have not plucked up the courage to try it as i have never used a brayer before lol.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Rosie said...

What a beautiful cheery card to greet us this morning, Sue. I love it and the technic you have used. Thank you for video and showing us how to achieve this wonderful technic.
Take care
L Rosie xx

Susan Battensby said...

Beautiful card, It love it when you do something completely different, they are always my favourites.
Nice bright card for a very cold and frosty day. x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very different from usual but I like it . love Jean Z xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the brayer technique.

Scottydog said...

What a lovely easy technique for us to try! Ha ha! You make it look so easy Sue but I'm sure it isn't! Will try & remember to have a go when I next have time to play. At the moment have too many family birthdays to make for! Thanks Sue.

Bente Sørflaten said...

Wonderful card!
A great and fun technique with the brayer!
Thanks for the video!

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue it's beautiful love the colours very clever I think thank you
Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, a very different card on offer today, just not quite to my taste, but nice all the same.
Take care everyone. Jess xxx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
How lovely to see a bright and sunny card on quite a dull day. Will watch the video later, thanks for all the great inspiration,
Heather Treble

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the wonderful Wilsonettes,
Thank you Sue for a different kind of a card today, i only need to get everything you used to be able to do it oh and some practise on using a brayer, but as i have never had one could be the reason i would be useless at it, :) The colours are so bright that it reminds me of the way that the sun comes down in Majorca and anywhere that has heat wave conditions which does not apply even a tiny bit to Scotland but when you try and look up the rays sort of split up like your design. Thank you Sue for showing us the tricks on how to achieve it.
Well i am going to try and make a card today as Rory is away to college until 1:15 and i have peace perfect peace until i pick him up.Sending hugs to all my Wilsonette friends that really could do with them along with the thoughts and prayers as well,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Wow, can't wait to watch your video, love this card. SueL x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Sue and a stunning effect


Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, voila indeed : ) you make everything look so easy!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Great card and tutorial, thanks Sue.
Rosemary xx

Anne said...

This looks a bit different. Will have to watch the video later and then have a go. Lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

sandy acland said...

very different but still just as pretty:0)

Sandy (tort)

gwen70 said...

Unusual card but I love it, will watch video later

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty crew.

Wow weee lovely and bright card for a very chilly morning. It's right cheered me up. Don't have a brayer as yet maybe someday. Love it tho xx

IVY Cheong said...

I love the effect on the card, cannot wait to watch the video later with a cup of coffee. Hugs, Ivy xx

hollyberry said...

Different but very beautiful and striking card. Love those colours.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dear Friend Sue,
Today's Card Is Like "A Beautiful Ray Of Sunshine" Its Stunning What You've
Achieved With Your Brayer & Gloss Card And Distress Inks, This Would Be
Great As A Man's Card If The Inks Were Possibly Done In Blues!!!!!
Also Maybe A Different Sentiment.
I So Love The Tremendous Frame Dies You Brought To Us I Use Mine All
The Time And Having The Pierced Edges Just Finishes It Off.
Well At Present I'm Trying To Put Together A Wedding Card The Use Of Dies
Isn't The Problem!!! It's The Sentiment As I Wish To Heat Emboss Phill Used A Very Delicate Soft Blue On Hochanda It Looked Truly Awesome, I Just Can't Find The Correct Stamp, One With The Correct Text I'm Looking For, I Don't Want To Print One From
My Computer I Wish To Stamp One For The Front And The Inside, I'm Not Putting There Names On
So If Anyone Knows Of Any Great Wedding Day Stamps Would You Put The Name Where I Can Get On Sue's
Blog I Would Like It To "Be A Creative Expression Stamp Or One Of Phill Martin" I've Checked Them Out But
Can't Find Any!!!!!!!!!!
Sue Please Take Great Care Tremendous Video Fabulous Tips And Techniques Thank You So Much For That.
Warmest Wishes To Your Wonderful Mom And Never Forgetting Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
✂️ Carry On Creating 🎨✂️

weefortune said...

GM Sue, Lovley card, very different style for you. Hugs Elaine xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Sunrays to brighten this cold, grey and damp morning. Thanks for your video.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love love love it, will have to buy a brayer and practise

P in Wales Happy Anniversary

Hugs ans best wishes everyone

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Wow very striking card ideal for Teenagers and Male cards thankyou.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very different card from you which I really liked when I saw it on Hochanda. A great video showing how you did the colouring and all the frames. Another good idea for men's cards too. Best wishes

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very different card for you. Love the effect you have achieved with the brayer.

Marjeta said...

There is a song that come´s on my mind when I saw your card. Tittle is : You are my sunshine. A little different but gorgeous card.


Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful sunny card sue and cannot wait to watch the video later to see how you made it x
Just finished work so off to put some washing on the line whilst the sun is shining x probably just jinxed it now !
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Today's card is very bright and cheerful but I'm afraid it's not for me. Sorry. I haven't played with a braver for a while! Thanks for making me think of that.
Love to all xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Looks like sunshine

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
stunner of a card - must get my brayer out again.
Thanks Sue.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

So the versatility of your die sets...well thought out for the end user of the dies...thanks for another beautiful card. Jan D., Florida, USA

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, great video and a technique I think I could do quite well! Lovely card

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

terrie said...

Something different but it's really nice....I can see this technique done in many colors...tfs
well done Sue

Lorraine Freeman said...

Hi Sue, sorry I didn't get to comment yesterday but I really loved everything about the card. I will just ignore the bright yellow today and applaud the design :)
Pam, I am so happy to hear how well Rob is doing after such an awful accident.
Well the last two days have not been good ones for me. Nothing awful has happened but they have been a real strain on my brain and it has not stood up to the job. The final straw was forgetting to take a form to an appointment to fill it in! I know the "fog" is part of fibromyalgia but this is really scaring me now. My head literally hurts when I have to try and remember or work things out. I have made an appointment with my GP and I just hope she doesn't try to fob me off with it just being fog.
I had two days of having to be out of the house early for me which upset my system too so took my time about getting moving today but now need to catch up on housework.
Sorry I will stop moaning now.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the video, Sue, don't have a brayer so won't be trying this - but it's so sunny and cheerful and says what you want perfectly.
Yvonne G - many years!! You're so early today and I'm extra late as had a mammoth birthday card making session - only one card, but took simply AGES (with unscheduled errors!) and had to get it in the post. Printer played up too so had to hand write the insert. Oh woe is me!!

'P' in Wales

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I love this card and the sunny colouring, thought I can imagine it being as lovely in other colours. I think I remember you doing this demo on Hochanda but it is great to see it again and be able to pin it to refer back to at a later date. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Different - I like it!!!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. When I saw this card on TV I had really admired it and am pleased to see that you have made a video to show us how to achieve the effect. Thank you


Pearl said...

Hi Sue, unusual card today, I'll be watching the video shortly to see how you have made it.

I haven't used my brayer enough so I must get it out of the cupboard and give it a whirl.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Bluefairy4U said...

Lovely bright card for a cold winters day. Thank you Sue.

Janet Wilson said...

Super technique, must give it a go.

Lesley Cann said...

Lovely cheerful card for this dull weather. Have just watched and enjoyed the video. Must remember to watch John tonight.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, several rays of sunshine for a really dull and dismal day :-) A very cheerful card that I can appreciate although it's not really to my taste. I will try watching the video again later as it got half-way through and then just kept on streaming.

'P' in Wales - wishing you and your husband a very Happy Anniversary, hope you are having a lovely day.


Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I enjoyed your video earlier today with your bright and cheerful card to brighten up the cold, dull morning. I will have a try of this card using different colours as yellow is not one of my favourite colours!
My brayer has not seen the light of day for many years so will probably find it has perished after all this time!!!!
I love the way you made up your frames and really must order the pierced squares soon as they are now on the top of the list!
Lesley S x

liz spooner said...

Very nice card today Sue, though not one that floats my boat so to speak.xx

nzillingworth said...


Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! Love the sun burst design.
Moxie Craftie

ursula said...

Another amazing technique Sue...beautiful card, just so apt for a male card....luv Ursula xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a fabulous burst of summer sunshine to cheer up a totally damp and dreary day in Stirling...when will it end!....I am so appreciative of this colour palette just now, it's so cheerful and really boosts my mood. I have never owned a Brayer or even used one to my knowledge, so this is a brand new technique for me- always keen to learn new skills and the effects on this card are awesome! I love the essential squares and rectangles, I don't have all of the collection..yet!..but they are a definite priority because the results are so crisp and professional looking.
No crafting time for me today, a huge ironing beckoned and guilt would have overwhelmed me if I tried to ignore it:-( Nevermind, I have a caci facial and a wash and blow dry to look forward to tomorrow- the only challenge being that it's early an early morning appointment and I am notoriously bad at getting up before 9am...I blame Darcey and her persistent scratching during the night:-)
Pam, wow, I had no idea that Robbie had been so badly injured. What a remarkable young man, he has achieved so much in such a short space of time and against the odds, it brought a tear to my eye because I felt your pride and admiration for him. What a courageous lad, I have no doubts that he will be successful in all that he endeavours , he has the drive and determination required in spadesxxx
P, happy anniversary, I hope your hubby treated you like a princess after so many years of loyal service, maybe a few of Sues dies would be appropriate?
Yvonne, you put me to shame commenting at such an ungodly hour! Like you, I am shocked and disappointed to learn that Sues next shows are scheduled for April...where did the rumour start that it was February? Seriously, I don't think I'll last that long, we really need to form a support group to get us through the next few months otherwise how will we all cope?:-(
I too have a few early photos that should never have seen the light of day- the seventies and eighties were decades that style clearly forgot and whilst I didn't sport a mullet or spiral perm my mum did inflict a rather hideous bowl cut on me at a very impressionable age...tantamount to child abuse, I know! Tartan flares and ra ra skirts with leg warmers added insult to injury, I have been scarred for life by the experience. So go on, have a giggle at my expense and I will return the favour in kind honey:-)
Lorraine, sorry to hear that you've had a tough few days, maybe you could get the chance to have a lazy pj day, they always do the trick for me. I always struggle more at this time of year, I wonder if the weather and darker days has a lot to do with my ability to cope with the restrictions of my body though, I always seem to cope better in the summer both physically and mentally. I feel your frustration with your memory, after my head injury it took me years to come to terms with the effects on my cognitive functioning and even now it frustrates me. Tiredness can be a big factor so plenty of rest and sleep may help a bit but if you're on strong meds it can be an uphill battle. I hope you pick up soonxxx
Cuddles to Tracy, Beth, Theresa, Maria, Saba, Rebecca, jan, Linda,melody and Wheely bad, hope you are all wellxxxx
Hugs to all Wilsonettes who need themxxxx

Crafty hugs


Theresa Pace said...

what a fab technique. so simple but so striking, hugs xx

Dawn Holben said...

what a beautiful bright sunny card for today, just what is needed in this cold weather. I love it.
And another fab video demo to go with it.
What more could we want.

Thank you Sue for brightening up the day.

nannapat said...

Lovely sunny card Sue, a welcome relief from this dreary January weather. Thanks for the video. Pat x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Today's card is great, and when you get the inks out it makes my day!!
Alimecca Alison I love Alnmouth, especially on a sunny day. We used to go to Seahouses every August Bank Holiday with mam and dad to watch the blessing of the fishing boats.
Yvonne, I still live in Newcastle, and yes I watch Vera!!
love to all
Maureen xxx

Laura O said...

very nice effect ,like the sun ,Laura O

Myra said...

I popped back in as I missed yesterday! That is such good news about Robbie. He has indeed come a very long way. I hope he thoroughly enjoys his time at College and I'm sure he will. He is a fine young man. Xxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

I really enjoyed today's video, it was so clear and easy to fillow........ Thank you for that - I need easy!!!!

Hope your day has been good, Love Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I like your use of the brayer. Will have a go.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Veronique L

Eunice said...

Very interesting card Sue!

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & everyone
I love this card & so easy to get such a lovely background.
Love how you do your frames i try & do mine the same way now & is a lot easyer
Thanks you Sue for all your technices.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

TRACY hope you feel better today lovely lady. Hug's xx

Melody & Francis always in my thoughts Hug's xx
Molly miss you hope your ok Hug's xx

Barbara/Saba sending love & Hug's for you & all the family xxx

Love & Hug's for everyone xx