Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Faux Batik Technique




Hi bloggers!  Still more techniques this week with the Faux Batik being showcased in today's video card.  This is a really fun way to add interest to your cards and projects too.











 The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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176 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card, beautiful. Love this one and the sentiment.
Pearl, enjoy your last day at work, enjoy your retirement.
Gentle hugs to Sue, Melody, Francis, Laine. Big squashy hug to the greaves the lady Tracey, hope you feel better now that the chemo has finished, sleep and eat as much as you like, it is a good sign.
Hugs to all, snow gone but very frosty.

Clai01 said...

Morning Sue
one of my favourite techniques love the card. x

Pam said...

Sorry that was the bravest lady, grr predictive text

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous love the colours you have used.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue, nice sentiment and I love the colours. JJxx

Jan.moogie said...

What a pretty card so looking forward to watching the video later . Have a great day Sue, hugs xxxx

hollyberry said...

A really pretty card. Love this background technique it gives a beautiful effect. So many backgrounds to make and so little time!

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

What a pretty card. I love the colours. Will watch the video later and give it a go.
D x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card, love the colours
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you. A very pretty card and, great video.
Beautiful colours too.
Take care all and keep warm, Kitty.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Pretty card Sue, great colour choices.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
what a stunning card love the colours will watch video later thank you tracyw x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! Decadent Teal is my favourite colour of the cloud inks, I love the faux batik look I must try this today. The card is stunning I particularly love the way you've used the two sizes of the oval with two different colours ( genius designing!).
Hugs x
Heather T

Maria Illsley said...

Lovely colours on this card I'll have to watch the video after work xx

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters everywhere,
Yet another WOW, love the colours and technique so clean and elegant. You are truly an inspiration.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW Another great technique to learn. This is a beautiful card and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for another great video.
Take care everyone. Another cold day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Enjoyed the video, great technique. Will have to try this.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I played with this idea with my grand daughter when she wanted to make party invitations. We used more than two colours and the result was stunning. We loved it!Thanks for the video!
Really pretty card.
Anne M xxx

sandy acland said...

This is a stunning splash of colour, and a beautiful card.

Sandy (tort)

auscrafts said...

lots of lovely forgotten techniques this week

Anonymous said...

Another great technique, Sue, think this one's worth getting messy with! What d'you think, Tracy? All so pretty but, as you say, would look great in earthy tones. This is a must-try. Thanks for the video, Sue.
Tracy - don't worry - sleep eat and enjoy as much as possible, you have the perfect excuse!
Yvonne G - love the party update.
Pearl - echoing Pam (saved the date)- wishing you a happy retirement - lots of us in that club! You'll soon wonder how you ever found the time to go to work.

'P' in Wales

Val Jones said...

Lovely card Sue. I'll make a coffee later and watch the video.
Love Val in Spain x

hettygarlick said...

A beautiful card. I love the colours and the flowers are lovely.

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card & love the embossed background-it adds so much interest to the card.

Michele

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great technique and fab video. Must try this! Well its minus 3c here at the moment. So a bit of housework needed and then some crafting I think. Stay warm all.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for another great video tutorial, I love the colours in your card and the batik effect is stunning.x

sonja_w said...

Thanks Sue, another great technique to try. Love the colours you have used here xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card today, I love the colours you have used as well.
Thank you for sharing.
Maggie

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the soft colours in the background. I will catch up with the video when I get back from our little holiday. Take care. Hugs Jackie

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the colours xx hazel

lilian said...


Hi Sue, love this card, I remember you doing this on TVs years ago, I have a recording on disc somewhere.
Also love the sentiment, will have to get that stamp set.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful and bright card, really made me smile, especially such a lovely sentiment stamp. Will watch the video after work. Have a great day. Bx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card, the colours are beautiful . love Jean Z xx

Anne said...

Love the colours you have used on this card, Sue. It looks great.

Anne (Northampton)

Chris Curry said...

A very pretty card Sue, with lots of technique ideas. Thank you. Xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card love the colors used,
Will watch the video later.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue , look forward to watching this afternoon.
Take care xxxx
Ruth

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue beautiful colours and design. Will catch up on the video later love from Jackie xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card and yet another brilliant technique. The card is so pretty and I love the colours you've used..
Pearl enjoy your last day at work and then welcome to the club! Xx
Tracy hope you're feeling better but if you need to sleep its just your body's way of healing itself so don't feel guilty xxx
Sending hugs to Sue, Melody, Francis and Laine.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

dmj from kettering said...



Those are my favourite colours!!! What a stunning card,




Doreen x

Sylvia Yates said...

Hi Sue a stunning card this morning and another technique to try. Love the flowers and vibrant colours. Thank you Sue. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Kate's Cards said...

So pretty xxx

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. Love the faux batik method used to produce the background. I think it is a good excuse to practice wiith a variety of colours to see which look best.

Tracey: chemotherapy and tiredness go go hand in hand especially as you progress further into the programme. Enjoy the excuse to give in to resting, your body will appreciate it.

Teresa

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,what a very interesting technique. the results are something special. Love the flowers and the colours you have used . Thinking of you .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Annie Pennington said...

Beautiful colourful card Sue. Faux batik is one of my favourite techniques. I think I may try it using Brushos. I love the way the powder does it's own thing so you never know what you'll end up with.

Annie P
xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, looks really interesting, will watch the video later as I am off out in a minute for an appointment with the consultant about my knee, it is very poorly at the moment. Catch you later.

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

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, what a beautiful card!!!
For some reason I can't watch the video but I will try
another gizmo : ) technology and me do not mix : )
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

carol quinn said...

Wow, so beautiful, love the sentiment
Carol

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, very pretty card today. I remember this technique, must give it another airing such a lovely soft result.

Love Rosemarie x x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow I love the strong colours and beautiful pattern and flowers, fab card

June Smith said...

Cannot believe it, just had phone call to cancel my appointment, got to reschedule now. never mind.

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

Jan on the Fosse said...


What a beautiful card and the colours are so pretty.
Love it Sue.
Jan

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very gorgeous card, I loved watching your 'faux batik' technique.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous card, love the beautiful background and pretty flowers x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card and brilliant technique.
B xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, Im so glad you have done a video of that technique as I adored your card on Hochanda and Im looking forward to watching you use it. A stunning card and I adore the colours youve used. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card I love the background and the verse is gorgeous.
And the design is wonderful I will be having ago at this background

Debs Cards xxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card & the colours are just perfect. Yvonne xx

marg said...

Good Frosty Morning Sue!
Cold here today!
I watched the Video first today, and loved it!.
Such a pretty card, and I loved the colours!
Take care
Love Marg

Marion said...

Hi Sue stunning card ,love the background and
the colour's you have used are gorgeous.
enjoyed the video too.
Marion H

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the technique, haven't seen it done for a long time.
Will catch up wit the video later.
Lydia
X

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

sued99 said...

Love this card. It's really bright and fresh.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love this card, love the sentiment, the colour and the flowers of course! Will be watching the video later. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

iReneM said...



Such a pretty card this morning

A super technique
lovely colours

x

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card, love the technique and the colours used, and as usual a wonderful video explaining it all!
I would love to try this as I have to make a special card for a lady who is very arty ( so I think she would like this) but I have no waxed paper, I wonder if it would work rubbing a candle over some grease proof paper? I might try that .
Anne xo

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful spring like card today to go with the sunny but frosty morning here, so deceiving, if it wasn't for the glistening of the frost you'd think it was Summer (apart from the temp of course) !!!
Will try to watch your tutorial before I come out of hibernation just for the day to visit my two very special girls - my daughter and new grand-daughter, it will take 'my keeper' lol to go and warm the car up to sauna temperature for me before I leave for Yorkshire, I may have a slight detour as there is a well known Northern craft shop near our daughter that the car struggles to drive past, no matter how hard I try to drive straight on, it always ends up on the car park of this store, it would be rude not to go in and bow to all the Wilsonette favourites now wouldn't it ? Hence needing to watch the tutorial 'just in case'I still have to try the other two techniques so what's a third between friends, besides, it may help bring back the enthusiasm to craft again which I've lost since Christmas.
So for now Sue, I will send you gentle hugs, and my thoughts are still very much with you xxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, such a pretty card today & love the background technique - must give this one a try!
Many thanks, Janette x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous background - will have to wait till later though to see how you did it.
Beverley W

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I love this card. The background is just so pretty.
Regards,
Evis M.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Yummy, this card. Wonderful colours and brilliant technique. We did some batik at school and I loved it on fabric, too.
Anne Crawford - you don't need waxed paper as far as I can tell. The batik effect is created by folding the card, the stamps heat embossed with white and the colour clouds.
Hugs, Rose

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and another lovely technique to learn so thank you for the great videos too.

Pearl enjoy your retirement, happy crafting

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely card and technique, Sue
Thank you,
Sue Mac

Rosemary Stickland said...

Really pretty card.
Rosemary xx

Pat said...

Lovely card Sue. :)
xxxxPat

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Absolutely beautiful card today and I love the verse.
Love to all, especially those grieving, having treatment, recovering or caring for someone.
Maureen xxx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a gorgeous card today, love all the shades you have used, so pretty. x

rolfi said...

Beautiful card and wonderful technique, Sue.
This technique is very interesting.
Thanks for the video
Rolf xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely card so pretty nice technique thankyou

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue this is beautiful stunning in fact thank you love and prayers June Horrocks xxxxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card again today. I love this technique and use different variations of it quite often as it is quite simple to do and you don't need a lot of "stuff" to achieve the look. Love the colours you have used for this.

Lisbeth

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today. Bright and fresh, just what we need in this cold weather. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, I don't know how you do it but you just keep coming up with truly beautiful cards and techniques. Such a pretty card for us today. Thank-you
Wendyx

Anne Crawford said...

Thanks Rose, I got muddled with Leonie's technique this morning , I had been thinking of hers too!
Anne xo

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, very pretty, will watch video later.
Take care everyone, the weather is not good.
Jess xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
great technique and colors. Love the matching stamps and dies too, very pretty card
hugs
Muriel x

Sassy said...

I'm really enjoying the techniques you are sharing and always love a video tutorial to see you do the various steps. I love the colors of this card and the way it stands out against the white embossing powder. A gorgeous card!
Sandra Smith

Diane said...

Hi Sue
This is a beautiful card today, I love the effect the stamping and inks create with the scrum pled effect! I'm so glad you remembered you had left the inks in front of the GC before you put your embossing folder through!!! The stamps are beautiful and look great with the dies and ink.
Take care
Love Diane G xxxx
Tracey well done getting to this stage, you sleep and earpt and let nature lend a helping hand with the drugs xxxx
Pearl enjoy your last day at work - just think of that lie in tomorrow when it's pouring with rain! Xxx

IVY Cheong said...

Your inspirations are out of this world Sue! Gorgeous card and love the colours! I'm in awe, Ivy c x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning dearest Sue and the Wilsonette band,
I wish i still had the top that echos your beautiful colours and the flowers that are embossed into it as Mum made it for me when i was young as i went on and on about a top i had seen someone wearing when we were up the town in Stirling. Now at this point i was about 9 or 10 so the flower power age had totally passed by me like the rock and roll drindle skirts and dresses from the early 60's that i just loved and suited my shape down to the ground. But it was the top that Mum made with drawing a candle on the fabric and colouring over it just like your bonnie card today and the colours are oh so pretty. Sorry Sue, high jacked your blog again to go down memory lane but it is amazing how things that you see bring back memories that are long in the past. Thank you Sue for a brilliant video and the memory that it brought back. Hugs are coming out to you via hug post just to let you know you are being thought about.
Tracy flower, oh i am so pleased that you are now finished that horrible lot of treatment but please rest as your body is asking you to, it needs to build up its strength and repair and heal the ravaging that it has taken over this past long while. Sending you hugs flower.
Pearl come and join the retired club, you will wonder how you ever fitted work in. I was ill-health retired from a job i loved at the age of 44 five years ago, i still miss it but i have made some beautiful friends that i would not have met if i had still been working. Not getting out much they make my day into something wonderful and they come down and see me for coffee and a putting the world right time so it gives me something to look forward to. So enjoy your retirement when it comes Pearl and start planning on what you can get up to.
Well Wilsonettes i will leave you all the now and have a great day with hugs there for anyone that needs them or could just do with one,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Beautiful colours, I love it. 'Here comes Summer' springs to mind. Thanks for your video.

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

Love the card and the colour selection. Wouldn't it make a pretty wedding card?

Jan from NSW (Aus)

my craft cupboard said...

This card has the WOW factor.
hugs
sharon :)

Meg Owen said...

Oh my what a fabulous card. I can't watch the video yet but must learn how to make this.

Love
Meg
xxx

Gillyflower said...

Gosh Sue - this is such a beautiful card! The colours are amazing, in fact everything about it is wonderful! Thank you for showing us how this is done - hugs from Gilly R xxx

Susan White said...

Really effective technique and such a pretty finished card - lovely! Susan x

Scottydog said...

Absolutely beautiful, gorgeous colours, must try this, thank you Sue, I can think if so many uses for this.
Happy retirement Pearl, more time for crafting now - Lol! I just don't know how I found time to go to work!
Well done Tracy on completing your chemo - onwards & upwards now.
Thinking of you Sue, hope you are beginning to remember the happy times, your Mum wouldn't want you to be sad. (Easier said than done, I know).

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Thank you so much for a great video tutorial! I actually watched before commenting for once! I love the card you have created and the technique I will try - that's two in two days! However I've got to finish tidying first! Ugh!
I loved the little lacy touches too!
Tracy - you just rest and sleep and recover! Well done !!
Sending hugs to Sue and Saba and all who are going through difficult times just now.
Hugs xxxxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

What a very pretty card, Sue. So delicate looking

Paula said...

That is a beautiful card Sue, I can't wait to see how it's done! :) Off to make the usual cup of tea so I can see it in comfort.
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

craftynanna said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue and the technique you have used is amazing, I don't think I would have the patients for this one, hugs to all, Johanna

craftynanna said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue and the technique you have used is amazing, I don't think I would have the patients for this one, hugs to all, Johanna

Anonymous said...

Your card made me think of Easter...such pretty colors and how interesting to learn the history of Batik. I love the pots of ink, too...was so glad when you told us what they were the other day. I'm still searching for them state-side....as well as your smoothies.

Have a wonderful day!

Jan D., Florida, USA

barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and am excited to try the Faux batik technique! Thanks for broadening my skills!

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Oooooh very pretty.
Yeah I agree with p in Wales a definite one to do even tho it's messy it'll look well worth it! Lol

Love the colours in it

Love n hugs to all xx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card and video. I have done this technique before (didn't know the name of it)and it is truly lovely and not too hard to do to get great results. Thinking of you
Hugs Theresa xx

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue Thankyou for another gorgeeous card and vidio. I have never tried this technique so will have to give it a go.You make it all look so easy. Since starting to follow your blog and watching all your vidio's which are so clear, I have learnt such a lot Thankyou so much.
Thinking of you love Hilary

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. I love the choice of colours! Thank you for sharing.
Hugs.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card today. I can't wait to go and watch the video to see how to get the great background :)
Bejay x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really beautiful card and I love the colours. I will have to see about getting the stamps for the flowers that I do have as I think it adds just that extra touch and putting a wee bit of colour into the centre is so clever. This is very much a 'me' card and I will be trying it out as soon as I can after I have worked on all the Easter cards I am currently making. Thanks for the very explanatory video.
Frances

Nicola Belshaw said...

Hi Sue. Absolutely beautiful card. Can't wait to have a go at this technique
Nicola x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi a Sue
Another stunning card. I'm iff to watch and learn.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and love the pretty soft pastel colours you have used.
Love the whole design & would be suitable for so many occasions and age groups.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Jane Franklin said...

Love the vibrancy of the colours. Fab. Best wishes to all jxxx

Maureen B. said...

Gosh Sue if I show this to my batik doing friend I doubt if she would know the difference. I love the technique and the whole card. How many more ideas is your brain going to come up with? Sincerely maureen (m employees)

terrie said...

Very pretty card...that background is Spring looking..bright and cheerful
well done Sue

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wow another fantastic technique I don't recall seeing before , where have I been ! The card looks really pretty and the colours beautiful x thankyou so much for doing the videos for these techniques it gives me a much better understanding of getting the result x thinking of you sue xxx
Hugs for all x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue and a fantastic sentiment. Another new technique to try out.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Wow this is gorgeous. I love the faux Batik technique and your colour combination. I also like the appearance of your embossed Sentiment in the background. Such a lovely Card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Suzzette Yandle said...

A fantastic card - what fun! Love the bright colors, too.

hotpotato said...

Beautiful card Sue. xx

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, the card today was great and the video was so good I must add the items to my wishlist and get them as soon as funds allow.

It was my last day at work today so I'm still a bit emotional, I won't mind turning off the alarm clock tonight though! happy days crafting ahead - yippee!!

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

ursula said...

A super super card, thanks for the tutorial Sue, must give it a try....luv Ursula xx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Really pretty card. I love your inky techniques. Thanks for sharing
Regards
Dorianne

Jean said...

So very prettY!

Lesley Cann said...

What a great card made using a beautiful technique. Definitely another one to try.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely and again an unusual and pretty technique. One definitely to attempt

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and colours, love the verse.
take care
Wendy x

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

A beautiful card today and l love the technique.

The verse is amazing and so useful for many occasions.

Lol Barbara W xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, really love the colours.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Really beautiful card & enjoyed the video
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Pam B said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty, pretty card. Hope you are well.

Pam :)x

Dawn Holben said...

OOH another fab card and I love that background, another technique I
must try.
Thank you for another fab video too.
I had a go at the shaving foam technique today and really liked the results
but must admit I don't know how I made such a mess lol

carol edwards said...

Lovely card and colours. Another great technique Sue, thank you x

carol edwards said...

Lovely card and colours. Another great technique Sue, thank you x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Yes great another technique to try and isn't it a beauty
Love your card as I always do I don't think you have ever made a card I don't like
Hope you are ok Sue
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G. xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful fresh look to this card,great video also.

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
I think this card has got to be my favourite (since my last favourite)! As I have said so many times before I have never met a Sue card that I didn't like but once in a while along comes something like this that quite literally makes me gasp in pure delight. I am going to watch the video after I have commented and am getting the impression from some of the comments that it could be messy. Gorgeous x
Quiet day today. Seemed to have developed a cough over night. A tickly cough - really frustrating. Sounds like I have been a 40 a day smoker for the last 40 years. Hoping it will calm down before bed otherwise I am in for a sleepless night.
PEARL - a lady of leisure then?! Most of the people I know who have retired don't know how they ever had the time to work. Enjoy x
Short comment tonight (thank goodness I hear you cry)! Can't wait any longer to watch Today's video.
Take care everyone and I am sending you all love and happy thoughts.
Few people missing today - hope you are ok
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

liz spooner said...

What a beautiful card today Sue, lovely bright colours.xx

Virginia Davey said...

What a lovely card very pretty colours.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Boy do I love a video day, particularly when I am being treated to a brand new technique. I had never came across Batik before now...what an ignoramus!.....so today was a real revelation to which I am fully converted. A brilliant effect with the minimum of fuss and mess, what more could a girl with OCD want?:-) I just love the colour choice, it reminds me of Easter and the candy coloured eggs. I have stamped and embossed in white before to great effect, I love the subtlety. I'm hoping to get some dies this next week or so and the cathedral background could wiggle into my basket:-) Thanks for the inspiration Sue, you're a star, as alwaysxxx
Rain, rain, go away, don't come back till another day.....you had to be brave or stupid to face the elements today, I'll leave it up to you to decided which camp I fall into:-) But venture out I must, I had a bank account to open as a matter of urgency...I've been awarded 30days of respite breaks by my local council and have to have a special bank account to hold the funds in. There are a lot of rules attached to where you go and how much you spend but it will be lovely to get the odd break away from my Mum...for her sanity as much as mine!...because being a carer can be a stressful and tiring endeavour.
We also needed to stock up on some goodies from M&S food hall....too many desserts and not enough real food I'm afraid.....but that all came second to providing my dieting divas with their prawns:-)...if the scales fail to register an improvement due to their weakness for shellfish we have been warned that a weight loss advisor and support group could be utilised!??!, it's Slimworld for felines....I wonder if they have a points system?
A friend of mine called me today because she'd had a feeling since the weekend that something was wrong with me, spooky or what? I had to tell her about my Dad passing but isn't it weird that she had this sense of foreboding since his death without having any knowledge of his illness....
Pearl, enjoy your retirement and all that extra time on your hands to get up to some mischief, I had to 'retire' in my late twenties due to my health so I have been spoiled for time to do my crafts and such, I do hope that you get as much satisfaction if not more with this new chapter in your lifexxx
Yvonne, I knew it, you were hung over after your shenanigans weren't you? A drunken oompah loompah disturbing the peace with a young man in a thong without any elastic, oh my, those visions will keep me awake tonight I can assure you! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself you old reprobate,what fun we would have if we ever were to meet:-) , you with your questionable dress sense and me with my habit of ending the night with my head in a bucket! We're not as young as we behave are we? It takes a week to recuperate after a night out nowadays so hope your feeling less exhausted today my dearxxxx
Cuddles to Linda,Lorraine,Maria,Pam,Beth,deb c,Melody, Jan, Rebecca, Wheely Bad and anyone suffering ill health, bereavement or caring for a loved onexx

Love and crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Beautiful batik Sue, and that's another technique I keep meaning to try.
Daughter came home last night so we have been catching up on tv but now she has gone to her friends for a few days.
I am trying to lose my self in activities but I am very tired. A nap might help but it's alluding me.
Love n hugs my friends.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Theresa Pace said...

another one to try. this is fab and i think i need the leaves too now, hugs xx

Catherine Higham said...

Hi Sue

This is a desperate attempt to try to get hold of one of your dies CED3010 Pointsettia filigree die, I have tried everywhere to get hold of it and cant. Can you let me know if anywhere it is still available. I appreciate your time, oh and i do love to watch you, you are very inspiring and create some absolutely beautiful cards.

Best regards

Catherine Higham

Crafty Cruiser said...

Beautiful colours - gorgeous card!
Doreen R

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card! Love this technique!! Nice colors!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Tracy Stitt said...

It's still available at craftworld on line but it's out of stock at the minute but u can leave ur ens and they get back to u when its back in store xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Meant to be leave ur email lol

Katielouise said...

Hi Sue What a beautiful card this is. It's gorgeous and I love it. Thanks for the video of how to make it too.
I've managed to get three of your die sets from Julia Watts today :)
Thank you for the inspiration x from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another absolutely gorgeous card, and thank you for sharing another fantastic technique. You are very generous and inspiring the way you share.
Di B. x

Lindsay Martin said...

Beautiful colours in this card, will take a look at the video later in the week as bit rushed at the mo. X

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Wow, I love it. Although it's getting late, I may have to stay up a little while longer and watch your video. I love colourful cards. SueL x

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely technique Sue, a very pretty card
Marlene O xx

Suebak said...

Delicious! Can you say that about a card..... I just did!

Susan x

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful. Love this technique.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card. Will certainly "have a go" at this technique.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Laura O' Connor said...

beautiful card ,Laura O

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Willsonette
Gorgeous card & great video love this technequ must try this. Love the colours you have used.
Your in my thoughts Sue.
Love & Hug's Lynda xx

Tracy hope your last chemo was ok & you don't suffer too much this week. Very well done my lovely brave friend Hug's
How is Alice doing has her chemo finished too.x( is it your birthday this week TRACY )
Sending both you brave ladies big Hug's xxxx

Wheelybad hope your feeling better genta Hug's cuddles for Billy hope he enjoys them xxx

Melody you are all in my thoughts & prayers love to MOLLY xx

Hug's for all Wilsonetts & my dear friends xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a great technique. I love the colours.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful colours :)

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, I love the sentiment. Hugs to all xxx

Eunice said...

I really like this technique, the colors you chose are wonderful. Makes me think of spring and all the flowers and colors when this season happens!!!!!!

laurie said...

Stunning card!

Tami Grant said...

This card is so beautiful. I love the techniques used.

Sandy H said...

What a beautiful card. Love the colours. I'll have to watch the video tomorrow as I've had connection problems today.
Enjoy your retirement, Pearl.
Take care everyone.

DeeDee7770 said...

I love this technique! What a beautiful card for multiple occasions. I am making this card, just need the stamp for the orange blossoms and the colours! Oh I can have so much fun with this one! Take care Sue, each day will be a little better. You and this card have made my day.

SueJ said...

I'm playing catch up today with this post.
This is such a lovely technique, the card is beautiful Sue.
Enjoyed watching the video.

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, don't know how I missed this one yesterday, will watch video later

Rosie said...

I love, love this technic Sue.
The colours on your card are gorgeous. Love it
L Rosie from Chorley....xxxx

Sandra said...

I absolutely love the colours you used in these cards, it is a fantastic technique, I would personally make a few of them at the same time, make the most of having 'messy' time!
But just look at the results, well worth it!!
I love the idea of making something so gorgeous from a plain piece of paper!
Thank you Sue,
Huge hugs
Sandra xxx

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic technique that makes a beautiful card and the colours are divine...Love it.
Still thinking about you and hoping that your crafting is helping you get through this very difficult time.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
GREAT CARD. WONDERFUL COLOURS, BRILL TECHNIQUE,

BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Linda Graham said...

Really like the background Sue,great idea will have to try this one,thank you,Linda x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card, crafts hugs Julie laz xxx

ang said...

Pretty I like it might give this a try for mothers day cards angxx