Friday, 12 February 2016

For Someone So Special

Hello there my crafty friends!  Today's card showcases the Heated Pearl technique.  This is a really great technique to use when making those pesky male cards as it has a decidedly masculine feel to it"  You need to start with a piece of gloss black card for the optimal effects.  Spread Cosmic dries clear glue over the area that you would like to cover.  Make sure that it is filled in and there are no holes showing, but it doesn't need to be too thick, just enough to cover well.  Tap mica powder all over the area. I used the colours from the metallic set of powders so gold, silver, bronze, copper.  Using an old paint brush, lightly tamp the powder into the glue so it won't fly away when heated.  Next, turn your heat tool on and allow it to get very warmed up, then heat the glue.  It will start to bubble and rise and fall.  This process will take a while, but you need to keep heating it until it stops bubbling, probably about five minutes, depending on the size of the area you want to cover.  Allow it to cool well before touching.  The results are a very textural sort of background.  I created a stair stepped, layered frame using the Double pierced Noble Squares and added it over my heated pearl background.  I stamped my sentiment then cut it out with the oval from the a Zoe die and added a gold edge with a paint pen.  Then I cut the Zoe die in white to seat it on and placed it in the centre of the card, allowing a good deal of my background to show from behind.  The card was then completed using my usual pierced layer, and mats.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x








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163 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card. Very opulent
Daily hugs and thoughts to Sue, Melody and Francis, Tracey, and all on the blog. Tracey, you are nearly at the end, hang in there, you have done so well, one more to go.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and a new technique for me - must give this a try
Pat x

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely card, Sue. Can't wait to try that technique. It's a new one to me.
D x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely technique Sue.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies must try the technique out thank you tracyw x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous background technique, looks so rich. The noble frames are real go to dies
Hugs
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. Interesting technique. Hope you all have a nice weekend. JJxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, beautiful techniques. Yvonne xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely great card for the guys love this technique.
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much this is a brilliant technique.
A lovely card too.
Sue may I take this space to tell you, your Smile die set has solved a very big problem I had. Sue the two outer frames of the smile has given me the perfect dies to make panel cards, I always had trouble trying to equal them.Thank you so much.
Take care Sue, we are forecast snow this weekend, Ugh Kitty.

Jan.moogie said...

Now this technique would be great for use with mixed media projects cant wait to try it.Great card for the men in our lives, thanks for sharing, hugs x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. This technique looks interesting and certainly looks good.
Jan
Northampton

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Another technique that I'll have to try! As you say it's perfect for men's cards in these colours.
Tracy, keep strong, you're nearly there - your bravery is inspirational. Yvonne, sorry to hear about your friend's husband. Sending special wishes to all in pain and suffering bereavement. Sue XXX

TDQ Karen said...

Not come across this technique before, I do like it a lot. Definitely one to try.
The card is great as you say for the men xx

Maria Illsley said...

I remember you demoing this technique and I really want to give it a go but need to buy the gloss card first lol.
A great card Sue xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. I haven't seen this technique before. Will have to try this! Very effective. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue a new technique, one I haven't seen before and a great idea. Wonder if this will work with heat resistant acitate as well.x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the background. I've not seen this before. It's going on my list to try. So effective. It reminds me of volcanic rock from what I can see on the photos.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. I love the texture and rugged look the heated pearl technique creates, ideal for the males in our lives. Great design, thank you for the wonderful ideas.x

sandy acland said...

A handsome card for the men in your life:0)

Sandy (tort)

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous card Sue, perfect for a man, but not sure I would have the patience for the technique. Great textural result though. Thank you. Xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Interesting technique today. Great card design but I personally wouldn't use the Zoë die as it's too feminine for me. Debra x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love this background,perfect for a man's card. Will give it a try later.
Jan

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the background you have created. I will have to give that a try. It is just right for a masculine card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Karen Drew said...

Brilliant technique. Great for a man's card
Luv
Karen xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Very elegant card,
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very interesting background-perfect for men's cards.

Michele

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, gosh that does look interesting and the look of it is really different, it certainly would look good as a man 's card.

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

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card, I love it especially the background.
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Pearl said...

Glorious card today Sue,

Thank you so much

Lots of love and craftihappiness,

Pearl x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, wow, I love this background, really great effect, and makes a stunning card. Something new for me to try, and really want to try the inverted layers, they do give a totally different look. Take care. Bx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, very rich and opulent. I've never seen the technique used for the background before, but really like the end result so I'll have to give it a go. Perfect for the masculine cards.
Thinking of you and also Tracy, Melody and Francis. Xxx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

dmj from kettering said...


Another technique I must try.



Doreen x

Tina T said...

Hi Sue
Great card for male cards. The colours blend in so well. Saw you demonstating this technique on your youtube channel, going to try it for my sons birthday catd.
Love and crafty hugs to you and all crafters
Tina T xxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is gorgeous, I love how this technique looks, I must try this, although sounds a bit scary hahaha, but the finished card is gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
This technique looks like so much fun to do, I'm not sure where I saw you demo this was it YouTube? I love the card add some flowers etc and it can be suitable for a female also.
Hugs x
Heather T

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,a very rich looking background. Will keep this technique in mind .Still could not see yesterday's video but saw it on u tube last night Great Gloria (Sidcup) xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Tressa said...

I have the powders, I have the gloss card but do I have the guts to try this technique which you demoed with such ease. The end product certainly makes it worth trying. I agree that these colours help solve the perennial problem of those pesky male cards!

Teresa

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a stunning card, just love that textural background, so like molten lava...and not just for men either, I would love to recieve something like this but since that's not going to happen any time soon I'll get cracking and do it for myself...lol

Izzy

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I really really must try this technique. It looks fantastic. I have the ingredients so no excuse. This card really makes a statement. I hope e erroneous has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love that textured background. I must try it.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and colour combo. Will have to try this technique. Have a good day. Hugs to all xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the background.

Aspiring crafter said...

Super card and technique Sue and love the colours.
Hope you are ok,
XxRuth

Anne Crawford said...

Great card, I saw you demonstrating this technique but had forgotten about it, definitely one to try!
Anne xo

nattyboots said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the technique and colors used .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely technique and a beautiful card

Anne

Sylvia Yates said...

Wow this is brilliant. I don't know this technique, but anything that makes male cards easier is a godsend to me. Well done Sue and thank you for sharing. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue - love this card and this technique. I love the colours you have used and it really is a super man's card. Must try this out need but need to buy some more mica colours first! Sending very best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the combination of colours . love Jean Z xxx

Anne said...

I've used this technique with texture paste and stencils but never thought of doing a solid block to use like this - it looks great.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...


I love your card today and the colour combination. This technique looks very interesting and creates a beautiful background. Will definitely be trying this one!
Lesley S x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I hope you are Okay!
We really need inspiration for male cards, so difficult not to add flowers and bows!
This will do nicely!
Take care
Love Marg

Diane said...

Hi Sue
This looks fabulous, I must have a play. I wouldn't have thought of doing this myself so thank you for the inspiration. The finished card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxxx

gwen70 said...

Super card Sue, especially for our male friends, will have to have a play with this technique

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, Im definitely going to give that technique a go I always have lots of male cards to create and this will be ideal, just hope I can get the same effect you have. Fabulous card. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Scottydog said...

Hi sue, this card looks so opulent. Really must try this technique, hadn't seen this before. Thanks for sharing with us.

Thinking of you Sue, also Melody, hope she has now recovered from her pneumonia & hope Molly & family are now back together. Good luck Tracy with the next stage of your treatment. You are all in my thoughts.

Jane Franklin said...

Just love the background technique and it makes for a super card. Thank you. Best wishes all jxxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card and an interesting technique.
Rosemary xx

iReneM said...



This is lovely!!

I really like the result produced
with this technique


x

SueJ said...

A lovely technique Sue, I imagine with coloured Mica it would be quite pretty.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this technique, will certainly be giving this a try.
The card is lovely. Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

I am definitely going to give this one a go. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

carol quinn said...

Beautiful
Carol

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful and I love the colour you have used.

Debs A xx
Debs Cards xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Great card. Not tried this technique but it looks fab. SueL x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A really lovely card. I will definitely give this technique a try.
Regards,
Evis M.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic card, love this technique and can't wait to try it.
Di B. x

Pam Elder said...

Lovely card Sue. I haven't tried the textured pearl technique so I will definitely have to have a go it looks so opulent.When I first looked at the card I thought it was guilding flakes.
I have a male birthday card to make so you have given me the inspiration for it .thanks Sue

IVY Cheong said...

Wow a very lovely masculine card! Thank you , Ivy c x

Sue MacFall said...

Love the colours, Sue - beautiful card.
Sue Mac

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful.

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW... this is a new technique for me... I got to give it a go.
The card looks stunning.
Rolf xxx

craftynanna said...

Lovely card Sue I love the colour, I will have a try doing this, hugs Johanna

craftynanna said...

Lovely card Sue I love the colour, I will have a try doing this, hugs Johanna

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a stunning card. The background is gorgeous, very rich looking. Never tried this technique before but will be having ago at this one as you said a great one for the guys but using pastel colours would be lovely for those who like the grundge look. Take care Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Kate's Cards said...

I have never tried this technique sounds and looks brilliant!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is certainly a textural card, I am not altogether sure if I like it but if I keep studying it through the day I am sure I will love it by bed-time.

Tracy -you're getting there. So pleased for you that you have made some cards.

Yvonne G - so sorry for you and your friend, that is no age at all, very sad.

Frances

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Love the fabulous texture of this background, I have tried something similar with an aged look embossing powder. I will definitely be having a go at this.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Paula said...

Stunning card Sue, I love the effect of the mica powders. I even like the colours yet I would never make a card using those colours normally! :) Like a lot of us I hate making male cards, do you suppose the men in my life would notice if they all got cards like this one??? :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love the background Sue, and the noble squares.

Lisbeth said...

Stunning card Sue, it looks very classy maybe due to its simplicity. Yes, you are right, this is an excellent technique for those male cards, but I am sure that it would look good for a ladies card if you changed the colours to maybe pinks and lilacs. I must try it out

Lisbeth

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's a stunner of a card. I have a male card to make. I'll experiment with some PVA glue I've had for ages and don't use any longer since discovering Cosmic Shimmer glue.
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Meechan said...

Brilliant background and as you say would be great for gents cards. Although different colours could make it so feminine
.
Gorgeous ideas. Thanks Sue

Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue it's beautiful thank you I send all my love your in my thoughts dear lady love June Horrocks xxxxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning to the lovely Sue and the happy band of Wilsonettes,
This looks so much like a picture frame to me Sue and with molten metals making up the design. This is a great card for men or for ladies who are not into the frilly life. There is an artist that my friend across the road has canvases of and it is made up of textured molten metals that are moved into shape by wee trowels. very modern but how your card so much reminds me off them. Thank you Sue for giving us new looks and different ideas that make such different and stylish cards. I hope that you are keeping your self as upbeat and remembering happy memories of your lovely wee mum. It's the happy things and daft things that my family did throughout the years that is keeping me going i know that flower but i hope that you can get back to those times that you had to keep you going as well. Take care dear friend and i'm sending hugs to keep you company.
Well we have a lovely day up here at the Ochil hills today if a tad on the cold side and the hills are shivering as a fine dusting of snow has landed on them and refuses to go away. I would love to get washing out on the rope but it would have no chance in drying with it being so cold so it's enjoying the outside from here in my dinningroom today i think. I hope that what ever you have planned for today that it is a good day wherever you are with hugs being sent to our lovely Tracy who i hope is feeling a bit better this morning and to all the other Wilsonettes that need them or just could do with one, they are there for the taking.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil village)

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Brilliant idea, will certainly give it a go.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The effect you have created is really different and lovely.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

foxyg said...

Stunning card. Love the background. Must give it a try.

Bejay Roles said...

WOW...that's more than a bit stunning, Sue! For once I've got all the 'ingredients' to give this a try. It's certainly worth heating for 5 minutes to get such a wonderful result. I agree, great for a 'masculine' card and all that's needed to turn it feminine would be to use different colours instead of the metallic. Love it!!
Bejay xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, and a great technique, will have to give this ago.
Take care.
Lydia
X

Susan White said...

What an interesting technique - looks really textural. Susan x

CraftyJo said...

Fascinating technique, will definitely have to try it :)

ursula said...

Wow, I really love the idea of this textured background, will certainly give it a try...thanks Sue.....a beautiful male card I think.....luv Ursula xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Sue, sorry I didn't get to comment yesterday but thank you for using the cathedral die as I bought it. A fab way to use it too. Today's card shows another technique I must try. I don't have the same colours but can change the card colour accordingly. Hugs.
June Smith, I am sorry to hear you have a lot on your mind. If it helps please share either way have some hugs and I hope all is resolved soon.
Myra, yes Caramac is still made :) I really like it so I will have to get some now I have to avoid ordinary chocolate.
Jan in LI, I hope the root canal work wasn't too awful my dear.
Tracy, you are bound to find the treatment tiring but I hope you feel better today. Hugs.
Linda N, I hope you are being sensible with cutting back on your meds and not trying to do too much at a time. I wish you all the best though as it does get you down having to take so much.
Wheely, I hope the migraines are giving you a break. Huggles.

Yvonne G, so sorry to hear about your friends husband. So young too, that's very sad.
Norah, thank you so much for your lovely descriptive posts. I look forward to reading them each day. I hope your husband's family settle down now.
Finally a day off from appointments so I want to take it easy today. I will do some bits of housework but will not go too mad.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Afternoon Sue, wow a gorgeous masculine card that could be made feminine too with a change if colours, but so nice to have so much inspiration lately for men, and a technique I haven't seen before nor have many others from what I have briefly glimpsed on today's comments. Hope you are keeping well, big hugs xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

A lovely male card
Doreen R

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Every time I'm asked for a male card my heart sinks, ooh noo where do I start is my first reaction ! But no more will I hold my head in my hands and think why do I do this lol you have given the help, inspiration and shared your knowledge to help us through those tricky male card requests, thank you its so rich and opulent and change to the delicate mica powders and there is a gorgeous girly card there too.
If only you could bottle your talent it would be worth its weight in gold.
Sending caring thoughts and gentle hugs.
Lancashire Steph xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow, what a fabulous card and technique. Looks quite easy to do so might give this a go.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love it.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Maureen B. said...

Lovely card Sue and the background is particularly what caught my eye. I have never used this idea but have to try it . I am not sure I have all the colours you used but will have a hunt around my stash!! Thanks for the idea hugs Maureen (mem)

Gillyflower said...

Hi Sue - thank you so much for showing us how to achieve a great masculine card! I am so pleased to read that I am not on my own, in struggling to do cards for men!! Great idea - pinned and ready for future use!
Take care, love Gilly R xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
Sorry For Being Slightly Late I've Been Busy Crafting, As You Know I Love
To Stamp And Colour Using My Copic Pens, So When You Bring Out Dies I Try
To Purchase "The Appropriate Stamps" The One This Morning Is The Very Beautiful
"Floral Toile" That Matches "The Wonderful Vancouver Die" I Love To Work At Trying
To Get The Shading Correct (Doesn't Always Happen Lol!!)
I Just Love "This Truly Tremendous Card" You've Shown Today, I Watched Your
Outstanding Video Of This On YouTube Showing How To Create This Tremendous Technique.
I Love Mica Powders They Are Really So Extremely Versatile And Can Be Used In So Many
Terrific Ways.
Sue As Always My Friend Thank You For Sharing And The Inspiration I Gain From Your Daily Blog
I So Appreciate It.
Take Care My Dearest Friend You Are In My Thoughts
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Lots Of Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Hugs To Lancashire Steph

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very very nice. A technique I would really like to try. Lots of hugs, Sue.xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes
Sue what a fantastic technique I love the result,I must try this. Your card is stunning
A very good one for the men.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy hope your feeling better today lovely lady Big Hug's xxx

Wheelybad hope the migraine is getting better take care Big Hug's & cuddles for Billy xx

Melody Francis & Molly sending you all Hug's

Hug's for all friends & Wilsonettes xx

Sandra said...

Good afternoon Sue,
I have watched you demo this technique a few times over the years, each time it !books different but always amazing. In fact I have your DVD and it may well be on their along with a few more of your fabulous techniques.
Crafty hugs
Sandra
xxxxxx

lorraine (classylady) said...

WOW Sue what a great card, as you say great for men. I am away to try this technique looks stunning.

Sending healing hugs.
regards
lorraine - scotland
xx

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning/afternoon Sue and the amazing Wisonettes! Sue, I got up yesterday morning and watched your amazing video and went right in and cut down one of my dies and totally forgot to comment. It worked beautifully, thank you. Love today's technique...looks like I have to get some of those powders. Beautiful card by the way! You are such an inspiration!!!
Laine, good luck with putting your furry babies on a diet. I'm thinking that you can expect those dirty looks from Darcey for some time to come,
Jan D in Florida, hope you're not too uncomfortable from your root canal.
Linda Norris, feel better.
Yvonne G., so sorry about your friend's husband. He was way too young.
Tracy, you're almost there sweetie and just so you know YOU ARE AMAZING!
Wheel Bad, so sorry your migraines are so debilitating. Feel better.
Norah, I have to agree with Lorraine F. I love reading your posts.
Hugs to all, especially Melody and Molly

Have a beautiful day everyone! It's quite cold here but a beautiful sunny day!

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Wow what a wonderful technique I might just have to try that one
Beautiful card as per usual
Hugs to you Sue and to anyone else that may need one
Theresa G xxx

Jean said...

This is amazing!

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful card, Love how you have created this background.

Sending you a special hug and hope you aren't getting through this difficult time, take care love Brenda XXX

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Watched your You Tube video demonstrating this technique and it looks amazing, only problem is I don't have any gloss card, and the card is lovely. Caring hugs to you

Tracy, take it easy and rest and keep thinking only one more to go

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Dawn Holben said...

Wow love this card and that background is gorgeous.
Another technique I must try.

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, love the background and couldn't wait to get bubbling but then - shock horror - no ingredients except the nobles and glue. Can I live without mica powder??
Hmmm.........

'P' in Wales

TOB said...

Hi Sue, I have never seen this background technique before, looks really cool.
Hugs Theresa xx

Suebak said...

Beautiful card, colours and sentiment.

Susan x

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! LOVELOVELOVE this!!! Absolutely gorgeous technique and the card is a stunner!! TFS!

Edwina Scotney said...

Hi Sue, I just loved it when you demonstrated this technique it gives a fab effect, have a great weekend Edwina

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card, saw you demonstrate this technique and it was fascinating to see the way it bubbles. Another technique I need to try.xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

This is a fantastic technique, especailly to use on a masculine card. I watched your video on this and was amazed at how the glue bubbled up when heat set. Thank you for sharing. Sue, my prayers continue for you as you go through this time of deep sorrow. Please remember that others care and wish you peace and comfort.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, saw you demonstrate this and am so glad that you have shown it again as I can then check back and remind myself how you did it, Fabulous card and one I will be having a try at making. Thank you for sharing
Wendyx

terrie said...

That background is just awesome...it added so much to your card...tfs
well done Sue

Val Jones said...

Stunning background on this beautiful card Sue.
Love Val x

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue, I'm sure I've seen you do this before!!!
It looks fabulous must give it a go!!!
Still thinking of you!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon dearest sue and her crafty crew!

What a striking card, but why waste it on a man because he simply wouldn't appreciate it:-) I think I remember a demo of this fabulous technique but my memory is Swiss cheese I'm afraid so I'm extremely grateful that you have kindly refreshed our memories. The close ups of the mica background are stunning, I just adore the bubbly texture and rich colours, it would be equally gorgeous in the Patel tones that I have in my stash I think, I'll definitely be giving this a go! I really have to invest in the noble squares, they create a stunning frame for the focal elements of a card. Thanks for yet more inspiration from a true masterxxx
Well, we are enjoying our fair share of sunshine the past few days in Stirling and my mood has been beneficially effected as a result:-) I'm counting the days to when the clocks go forward, not long now and Spring will have sprung!
I'm in a much better frame of mind, despite my seizures this week....stress over my Dads condition.....because my Dad is holding his own despite the strokes, heart attack, pneumonia and flu that he has had to contend with. He is now out of the high dependency unit and on a normal ward which is great so fingers crossed he'll be fit enough to go to the Rehabilition Unit soon.
I've arranged to go to a friends for a few cheeky wee drinks tomorrow night which, given my performance at New Year could be a recipe for disaster:-) I'll make sure I line my stomach this time and no more shots of malt whiskey for me I think....I've only just gotten over the last hangover so I'm not looking forward to this one-I'm really showing my age now, thinking about the after effects rather than the party:-)
Yvonne, I'm so sorry to hear about your friends loss, such a young age to pass which makes the shock and grief that much harder. This year has had so many losses so far I do hope the trend ends soon:-( I hope you are well though my dear, what a shame that Margorie has moved but she's in the best place to progress I guess. Take care sweetiexxx
Linda, be careful, cutting your meds isn't an easy thing to do but I hope you feel better for it soonxxx
Wheely, hope that migraine has migratedxxx
June, I hope that you are ok, I know how hard it is too rest when your mind just won't slow down, I hope that everything is resolved soon for youxxx
Extra cuddles to Beth, deb c, Maria, Lorraine,Tracy, Melody, Jan, Rebecca and Pam, with plenty in reserve to go round anyone else in needxxx

Love and crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
What an amazing technique sue the card looks fantastic x sending you hugs x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Will try this technique over weekend got a male birthday card to make.
Love and Hugs Jennywren x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi sue
A lovely card for a man,or boy. But change the colour of the mica powder and it could just as easily be for a lady, or girl.
Margaret xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the technique very unusual effect producing a stunning card...

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I really like this technique really cool as you say for a male card.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Stunning, this is gorgeous, I love it. Just WOW. I will be trying this. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Great background technique with stunning results.
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

Janet Wilson said...

Great background technique, haven't seen this before, so must give it a go.

Maria said...

I'm always looking for ideas for male cards (I'm useless at them). Your card is fab, Sue, as usual x

Lesley Thomas said...

Brilliant background Sue.

Lynne L said...

Lovely card the technique with the mac looks fab I'll have to try it!

Lynne L said...

Lovely card the technique with the mac looks fab I'll have to try it!

Lynne L said...

Sorry that should read mica the "mac technique sounds dodgy!!!!

Lynne L said...

Sorry that should read mica the "mac technique sounds dodgy!!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous background and fantastic card Sue
Gr Karin

Virginia Davey said...

Lovely card for a man FANTASTIC cause they are always hard to make cards for.

Tracy Stitt said...

Evening sue and crafters.

Oooooh that's really pretty.
Looks like a messy card to make lol I don't do messy but I'm sure it must be fun xx

liz spooner said...

This card looks amazing will have to try.xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely fab male card, one to get down and dirty with, with a beautiful outcome.

Big Hugs :-)

Tina XX

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Another fab technique.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

A stunning card for the men in my life.

Will have to have a go at this one.

Love from Dorothy of Baldock xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue what an interesting background you have created and the framing colours blend with it so well. Love from Jackie xx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Wow, what a stunning technique & will have to try that one as it looks amazing & you get a real depth to the texture & those colours are very masculine too as you say perfect for all our fellas...
Love the sentiment which adds the perfect finishing touch.
Beautiful as always.


Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

DeeDee7770 said...

Awesome card for men. I'm sure this technique will be my go to for many cards and mixed media projects. I just ordered my Zoe card, can't wait to use it. Have a great weekend Sue. Hugs

Theresa Pace said...

what a clever little technique. i can just imagine the metallic bling from this background. perfect for those pesky males,lol!!!! hugs xx

Barbara said...

Brilliant card for a man and a great technique to try out.
Paid a visit to Craftworld in Glasgow today and bought lots of your dies, they have a fantastic selection! I even bought a few colour clouds to try out, I have a full Tim Holtz ink pad collection and didn't think I would need the colour clouds but there you are, bet I get addicted to them!!!!!

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone.
Oh Sue this is great, love the background.
Will have a look at you tube to see how it works.
Fabulous card !
My thought are with you and the family, take care.

Yvonne- so sad to hear of your friends loss, way to young.
Sending you both some hugs, You take care x
Aaaah- Lorraine,yes make sure you got something in
your little tummy first :) Wishes for your dad to get better x
Linda- hope you doing all right, take care x
Wheelybad- sending you some gentle hugs. Hope you be ok x

To all Wilsonette's and my friends,

Warm hugs Maria

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Really like the look of this technique . Will have to give it a go

Take care
Hazel G XX

Lesley Cann said...

Saw you demonstrating this technique on U Tube and loved the look of it then. Trouble is I want to try so many things I cannot find enough time.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Sorry I'm so late in posting, been a very busy day.
Your card is absolutely beautiful, I love it.
Thinking of you and sending love.
Maureen xx

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
I love the look of this technique and it will look unique every time. Must give this a go. Sometimes making a mess is such fun. Sending you love and hugs x
Thank you everyone for your good wishes. There are so many of you and it is so touching to know you are thinking of me. Feeling incredibly emotional. My friend losing her husband has evoked strong feelings of when my partner Steve died as he was only 49. Sometimes life stinks doesn't it?!!
I am going to my godson's 18th birthday party tomorrow evening with the boys - it is a fancy dress party and Jake is going shopping tomorrow for costumes. I am letting him choose something for me - probably not the best decision I have made but I am sure it will cause great hilarity. Fun, frolics and laughter is definitely going to be a tonic. Alcoholic beverages will not be the order of the day and I think that other members of this blog who shall remain nameless would be wise to follow my example. When one's behaviour leaves a lot to be desired when sober then partaking in a wee tipple is certainly not recommended - wouldn't you agree LAINE?!!! x
Sending love to everyone - please give those people you love extra hugs. I think we are in for a chilly weekend so stay warm.
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Must try this new to me technique , looks just the right thing for male cards, love it
Marlene O xx

Eunice said...

This bubble effect is one of those "must try". I love the colors but these would change as to your preference.

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, I'm going to give this a go, crafty hugs Julie laz xxxx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

This would be a perfect card for my son's birthday next month, just hope I can get in the right frame of mind to get back in my craft room. Thanks for the inspiration.

Thank you for your concern ladies. I am doing the weaning off under the doctor, well the pregablin anyway the other is tramadol which I've basically done myself but can't get completely off that and I have spoken to the doctor about. I've just got my appointment through for the pain clinic so will see what the specialist at The Walton Centre say.

Lorraine it sounds like you've been having a bit of a rough time lately I hope you feel much better soon x

Laine I hope you have a lovely time at your friends you deserve it after recent events. Fingers crossed for your Dad, he's had such a lot to contend with I hope he can find the strength to pull through. Good luck with putting your babies on a diet it sounds like it will be just as hard for you to do as it is for them, how are you supposed to deny such cute faces their treats?

Yvonne how awful for your friend my condolences to her with a big hug. The party sounds like fun can't wait to find out what costume your son picks for you. I hope you have a fab time you deserve it too, you and Laine do make me laugh with your remarks to each other so thanks for that x

Norah your views sound so beautiful, will have to Google to see what you see.

Tracy so glad your nearly at the end of your treatment you're an inspiration x

Hugs to all
Linda xx

Sandy H said...

Fantastic technique. Lots of male cards to make so I think I'll give this a try if only I can find those mica powders, though I'll substitute dark brown card for the black on the frame.
Laine, pleased the news of your dad is more encouraging.
Take care everyone.