Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Dotted Technique

Hi crafters!  I know this isn't my usual sort of card, but I wanted to show you a different option for adding interest to your cards.  Before my love of piercing took over, I used to finish my cards this way quite a bit.  I dare say that you might even find a bunch with this sort of look at the early days of my blog too!  I have chosen black, white and blush so it will show up well, but you can use this technique on any colour palette and it works great!

The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Pam said...

Lovely card , so beautiful.
Devasting news about Tina and her daughter, you are in my thoughts,. Gentle hugs for you all.
Daily hugs to all on the blog, Melody, Francis, Laine, Tracey, Sue and all who need one.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very different card from you today but still beautiful off to watch video now.
Nancyd xx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Very different from your usual cards but I like it. Thanks for showing us something different.
D x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card as ever but something just a little bit different.

Jan.moogie said...

WOW stunning really stunning card today Sue and loved the video. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Another beautiful card I love the colour palette you have used. Yvonne xx

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
Thank you for another beautiful card!!!
Black and white is amazing with the added blush card takes it to another level.
Regards, love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxx

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card Sue, will watch your video later.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card I love the dots, so pretty.
A great video too.
Thank you so much.
take care Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Very nice Sue , like colours xx

Anonymous said...

Going dotty, Sue! Really admire your patience but so glad to have the nobles! Interesting non-symmetrical card and great colours. Bit of deja vu here. Thanks for the video; love your top - a good colour co-ordination with the GC lol.
Steph - thanks for the pointer to Tina E - unbearably sad.
Barbara Macaskill - after your earlier comment, have wondered how you were coping with the situation. Do hope things not too awful. Chin up, better days ahead for sure.

'P' in Wales

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue, I agree with the comment above, I too used to do this.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Sue so different but interesting will watch the video later rather a busy day today.
Thanks Jan

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, that is a different one today, lots of dotty edges, looks very effective though, and the blush pink and black combination is very pretty.

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

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Love the colour combination. So different from usual but I like it!
Anne M xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, I struggle with the piercing with my dodgy hands.
Celebrating my birthday and anniversary today but with hubby still in hospital I have mixed emotions as we never been apart before, will be seeing him at visiting later
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

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CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Unusual card, will watch the video after work. You constantly encourage us to go out of our comfort zone, thank you.
Tina E and family, you are in my prayers after your tragic loss. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, different but I like it!!! Off to work will watch video later!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I could watch you all day! I love this dotting technique something else for me to try. You've really put a lot of thought into your dies so that we get more out of them. Although I'm not a great fan of black I love today's card, but you could use any dark card, great video!
Hugs x
Heather T

Kate's Cards said...

Now there's a technique I haven't used in a long while.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the dots. Will try this.

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a gorgeous card, it may be a bit different, but still has all the beautiful elements that you bring us. Great video showing the dotting, another one to try. Have a fab day, hugs to everyone. Bx

Aspiring crafter said...

Love your dotty card Sue!
Off to watch the video,

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card today, I mist try this technique need to get gel pens first though.
Thanks for sharing.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design. I am looking forward to watching the video later when I get back from work. Take care Hugs to those need them. Love Jackie

Stamps and Paper said...

Very eye catching card Sue your little dots really pop out against the black


hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,a very different card from you today but still beautiful. I love black & white cards but blush pink sets it of .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue,beautiful card,love the design but no black for me, think it would work with navy .
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Great idea and lovely card , looks good. love Jean Z xxx

Rosemarie said...

,morning Sue, I remember this technique except mine were never straight. Love the colour combo today.

Love Rosemarie x x

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card & I love the dotty technique.


A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card Sue - the dies you've used and the colour.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

I remember this technique too but straight lines as faux stitching, you have a very steady hand Sue, it looks fabulous and with black white and blush, such a lovely combination.
Muriel x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very striking card today, the dots work brilliantly with the pierced edges - I must get my gel pens out again, if I can find them that is...lol


auscrafts said...

different but good to see something different

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card Sue. Not sure I'd have much success with this technique with my hand problems. Love the way it looks. Have a happy crafty day everyone

Annie P

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card, the dots are very effective.x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card and a great technique. Love the dots. Gorgeous use colours. Thanks for another of your great videos.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sue MacFall said...

Thank you, Sue - the blush colour is son pretty teamed with black & white - love it.
Sue Mac

hettygarlick said...

What a lovely card! I love those colours. I think I'd have to use a straight edge to get all those lovely lines of dots around the outside - I don't have a very steady hand!

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Oh Wow loving this card I adore stuff with dots on so this as made my day
Thanks for sharing
Hugs Sarah xxxxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card :-) Hugs to all xxx

Caroljsmith said...

Stunning card sue

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card ( apart from the black lol) . I'm off to watch the video now. X
Love and hugs to Tracy, Tina E & family, Laine, Wherly, Melody and Francis xxx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

dmj from kettering said...

I never got them straight, either!!!!

Love the card, Sue,

Doreen x

SueJ said...

Stunning card and lovely die.
Enjoyed the video.

Marianne's Craftroom said...


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

May not be your usual, but still beautiful and I think the Black, White and Blush combo is fab.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Lovely effect I need to watch the Video for this one!
Take care
Love Marg

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, lovely colourway.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, will watch video later

Chris Curry said...

A very striking card Sue, love the simplicity and effect of the white gel pen. Thank you. Xx

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous card

Anne said...

I would not have the patience for this, Sue, but it is a lovely effect.

Anne (Northampton)

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, a lot of patience needed for this technique.
Take care, Jess xxx

Sylvia Yates said...

A very different card today Sue, but I love it, love it, love it. SO beautiful!! Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Tressa said...

As with revisiting old die sets, it is rather nice to revisit techniques that one might not have used for a long time as products change and become enhanced. You have illustrated this beautifully with this very attractive card and a return to load-fashioned dotting. I really like the blush, black and white colour combination.


Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Oh I just love it!! Off to watch the video shortly.

Still resting my escapades at the weekend bag packing for two hrs and celebrating my birthday was too much. Paying for it now but was well worth it!!

Nanna Tina. Happy birthday an anniversary too shame hubby in hospital hope u have as nice a day as u can xx

June Horrocks said...

I love this card sue it's beautiful wow the dots are fab thank you for showing us sue
Love June Horrocks xxxxx

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, today's card is absolutely gorgeous. Love the colour combination. Hugs, Ivy C x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card today! However, I too, am not sure whether I have the patience to do this!
Lesley S x

Lynne L said...

Lovely card Sue I love the combination of colours & the spotty edge gives a different finish

Lynne L said...

Lovely card Sue I love the combination of colours & the spotty edge gives a different finish

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
An interesting card. The dots look fun but I wonder if I could keep them so straight?
I will watch the video later today to see how it is done.
Evis M.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a damp day, love the striking image your card portrays, Im looking forward to seeing how you made it. hugs Shirleyxxxx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. My thoughts are with Tina E and family. hugs Theresa xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and the dotting technique is simply inspired!
Hugs, Rose

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I've actually watched your video already. Great technique and great card as always.
SueL x

Paula said...

A very dramatic card today Sue, one I wouldn't even try to make myself because the hands wouldn't cooperate I'm afraid. :(
Sending hugs to all those who need them, there are so many today. My heart goes out to you all.
Paula x

sued99 said...

I think it's good to revisit older techniques from time to time. I love the design of this card.

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the white dots make such a difference don't they?

The video explained so well how you constructed the card, thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for the idea & good video,
Lovely card.
Best wishes
Karen M

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Very striking in the white and black. Thanks for your video and showing another technique to use.

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow. This technique makes for such a striking result. I am suitably intrigued as to how you have achieved it so I am going to put the video to the top of my catch up list. You say it is not your usual type of card but I have to say it definitely has some give away Sue traits about it. Lots of love Sue x
Had planned to do quite a few little jobs today but I am feeling a little out of sorts so think I may just sit and watch Sue videos and John on Hochanda. I think that will sort me out - lol x
Little disappointed that the sun has decided not to play today so no washing has made it outside knowing that it's fate is to be roughly caressed and sniffed to within an inch of it's life. I know I seem a little obsessed with drying my washing outside but I hate it when my smalls are on display over radiators for all to see!!!
LAINE aka THELMA - my likening us to Thelma and Louise was more along the lines of personality as oppose to looks. That said I do admire your complete disregard for reality in your thought process. You carry on thinking that you are far superior if it keeps you happy. And for the record my children were very considerate and stretch marks were not part of the equation. I will admit to a little sagging in recent years due to a weight increase and a much larger bust size than I would like. This is something that I am not terribly happy with but am constantly being told that if you have it flaunt it and that they are magnificent. So your bitterness has fallen on deaf ears. Oh and for the record - my 'babies' spoilt me rotten on mothers day and it did no take bribing them with M & S prawns - can you say the same???!!! I think not x
BARBARA - sending you a big hug - from your comment yesterday it sounds like you need one x
LINDA - glad you were spoilt too - think the spending a fortune thing is a boy thing. Their dad was like that. I have given up telling them that I am quite happy with just a card as it seems to make them happy x
ALISON - I have only just managed to catch up with Scamp's antics - glad that she is getting better. When I miss a few days on the blog I tend to try and read back over the comments but brain fog gets the better of me after quite a short space of time so I miss things x
TRACY - rest up - Hochanda's TV schedule is pretty good today so at least resting will have a welcome distraction x
TINA - sending you lots of love and hugs on your Birthday and Anniversary. I am so sorry that hubby is in hospital. Take care x
Ok think I will have a bath and then settle down with a cuppa and one of the big boxes of chocs I got for Mothers Day and watch Sue and John back to back x
Take care everyone - sending you all lots of love.
Crafty hugs

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous mono card, will watch video later.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
What beautiful detail with the dotty edges, gorgeous card.
Thanks for sharing,

CraftyJo said...

Wow, so much detail when you see the close-ups!

Lisbeth said...

What a striking card for today's post. It is so nice to get a reminder of some of the older techniques that are so effective - the use of gel pens for the dots or to create faux stitching.


Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
What a striking card. The blush pink just gives it that extra lift
Margaret xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hello there Sue. Talk about 'boss eyed' I so admire your patience doing alll those dots, AND in a straight line too, what a woman lol. There stands the reasoning behind the pierced dies, and I for one now have happier hand joints thanks to that set of dies and more time spent starting another card rather than biting my lip, taking a break from the piercing ruler to massage my painful joints, so all in all I have to admit you've moved on somewhat lol.
A lovely combination of colours used today to make your lovely dots gone mad card.

P in Wales, your very welcome. I know Tina and all the family will be overwhelmed by the kind messages left on her blog. I can't even begin to imagin how they must be feeling I just want to hug them so much.

Sending much love to you Sue, still also in my thoughts and friendly hugs to Sam, TOB and the fb family xxx

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning/afternoon Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes! Love the black, white and blush combo on today's card...it's very striking! Great video tutorial as well.
Happy Happy Birthday Nana Tina. Enjoy your day.
Welcome back Thelma and Louise!!!
Tracy hope you get your strength back quickly.

Have a beautiful day everyone!


terrie said...

Oh my there is a lot of dots but it makes a good looking card...
it turned out really nice....thanks for the video

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and great video demonstrating your dotty technique, thank you so much
Nanna Tina, happy birthday and anniversary sorry to hear your husband is still in hospital
Sending deepest sympathy to Tina E, her daughter and family

Hugs and best wishes everyone

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Such a striking card sue its really different x think I would go dizzy making all those holes you must really have to concentrate x
Yvonne sounds like the day I'm having ! Although I'm on the chocolate fingers ! I love putting my washing out toox if only you could bottle that fresh smell x
Wheely bad hope you are well and your migraines aren't giving you any trouble x sending you hugs x
Nanna tina happy birthday and anniversary xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the design of this one but much as I like the blush card I would certainly have to use another colour palette, probably navy or plain chocolate brown. I have a fairly steady hand but still used to use a ruler for faux stitching and dots like this, you have my admiration for doing them freehand and keeping them so even.

Nanna Tine - I hope you enjoy your birthday and anniversary, plenty of time for proper celebrations when hubby is home again.

Barbara M - I'm sure your new world will be better than the old because you can make it what you want. Hope you are ok.


Bejay Roles said...

Wow, Sue...that's a labour of love! What a great effect though, especially on black card. Fantastic :). I have one of your piercing rulers but have to admit I haven't used it too much yet. I really need to though as I can't afford the pierced die sets right now.
Can't write too much just now as my wonderful dog is busy trying to bury her ham bone under the carpet, so have to dash and speak with her severely lol.
Happy crafting, everyone and hugs to all who need one.
Bejay x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Blogs can be strange places sometimes!
I do like today's card and have even watched the video! I watched today's and the one from a few days ago using the acetate and glues!
Both were amazing but I did love the acetate one in particular! I will be trying that one out. I have ordered your new paper pack - it would have been very rude not to really! Lol.
Watched John last night on Hochanda - good show again and I'm really appreciating having the Catchup facility as I'm unable to watch on TV. Please Mr Branson if you pop in - put Hochanda on Virgin Media! , thank you!
Well before you think I've gone completely mad I shall go and get some jobs finished.
Trust you are well, Sue.
Sending hugs to all who are suffering! Xxxx

barbara macaskill said...

Yvonne and fluffycat~ Thank you for the kind words! I know that whatever my new world looks like it will be fabulous because I a WOMAN and I am a WARRIOR who can take anything on and come out on top! :-)
Sue~ What a lovely card! Any card with black on it is a winner in my book! TFS!

julie laz said...

Wow sue a lot of dots, but I like it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, this is different, but lovely. Great video showing dotty technique and so easy. Lovely colour combination

gailgale said...

Very Lovely!!!!
It's different.
Very Pretty!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow this is gorgeous Sue, lover the colour combo and the bow, and great with the pearls on the side.
Gr Karin

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the colours. Used to do this technique but was never successful, lol was always squint lines.
take care
Wendy xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card minus the dots too much of them, not my cup of tea.

ursula said...

Thank you Sue, this is just such a beautiful card, love the black and blush colours together. That edging too is lovely, something quite different, I know I use the white gel pen sometimes to look like stitching on the edge, this is so lovely....luv Ursula xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Wowzers! Boy do I lurve this card, everything about it sings to me so sweetly. Using black in any card is a winner to me cos I think that it is just so chic, but pairing it with blush has elevated to spectacular! It has been many years since I did faux stitches....mainly because I sucked at them, I couldn't quite do them perfect enough....but shall I be tempted by this little beauty to search out my....dried up?....gel pens? I think so! This card is going straight in my super duper must do Sue folder for a time when I have the pierced square nobles....sometime this Millenium I trust......it is an absolute cert that I will be trying it out for myself. I haven't had a moment to watch the video yet but as soon as I have a spare minute I will, with pleasure.
Another busy morning what with making my self less scary to the neighbours and postman and attempting yet another rice pudding...currently wafting it's fumes around the house like a vanilla infused comfort blanket, mmmm........whether it tastes as good as it smells will be up for discussion later, my mum is notoriously hard to please since she doesn't like too much sugar or nutmeg??!!!well she won't be to happy then because I put in 50% more sugar than the recipe and dropped half a nutmeg in the boiling milk and couldn't find it again....well! she can't crack a tooth cos she wears false teeth:-) wish me luck ladies!
Yvonne, ye of strange sniffing fetishes, whilst I am willing to concur that your reference to Thelma and Louise was based purely on character alone is it not quite ironic that we share so many other qualities of the ladies? Age difference check!, looks check! Luck with Brad Pitt check!, not to mention characters check! I do admit to being easily influenced by my more wayward elders, I am rather impressionable and slightly naive, prone to be led astray into a life of crime potentially whereas you are clearly the older, wiser manipulative criminal renegade looking for a partner in crime to take the heat. Isn't it sad that BCAS has been disbanded, we could have achieved world domination with my looks and brains and your twisted evil streak:-)
Celebrate your admirable mammaries, they may come in handy because I'm sadly lacking in that department.....
Barbara, I'm so sorry to hear that life has thrown you some cruel curve balls, anything it can do to take the pressure off or help you to forget is my honour....not everyone can appreciate my sense of humour, I'm encouraged to hear that you, Linda, and Maureen find something to smile about over my daily verbal assaultxxxx
Alison, Scamp can be forgiven for forgetting Mothers Day this year given her incarceration, my two had more than ample opportunity to find me something that adequately reflected my importance to them:-(
Lorraine, hope you are wellxxxx
Linda, glad you were spoilt on Sunday, you deserve itxxx
Tracy, nothing wrong with a few duvet days after a taxing weekend, enjoy!
Cuddles to Pam, P, Maria, Theresa, Rebecca, Wheely bad, Melody, Beth and Deb cxxxxxx
Hugs to all you lovely ladies and most of all Suexxxx

Crafty hugs


Lorraine Freeman said...

One of my favourite techniques today Sue and an excellent example from your fair hands.
Barbara, you sound amazingly upbeat. Well done you and I wish you all the very best.
Tracy, take care my dear.
Yvonne, Wheely and Laine huggles my dears.
I am feeling a bit better again today and have managed to shower so I am sure my family will appreciate t.
My eldest daughter was very neglected on Mother's day whereas she spoilt me and my Mum. I think it is disgraceful how she is treated by her family. I hope next year I will remember to get her something . My eldest son did not send a card or present but I think it's because he would rather treat me to something when he visits but a card would have been good.
I am hoping to get back to crafting very soon.
Sending love to Sue, Tina E, Melody, Francis and Molly.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card and a great colour combination. As you say it is a different edge for you but we all need a change now and again and it is nice to do something different. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Rosemary Stickland said...

A very striking card Sue, and a great
video as always.
Rosemary xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your Dotted Technique shows you have more patience than I. One does get a dramatic look doing these dots around a card layer, especially if using white ink on dark card. I think I will stick to your Piercing method and your Pierced dies! Thanks for the video. Your videos are always so helpful to me.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Wow! What a wonderful effect... I dread to think how long it took. It's funny how seeing "old" techniques on new products gives them a whole other look. The card is stunning- as was yesterday's. It had a very timely sentiment too. I hope you're OK Sue, sending hugs xxx

Tina E and family, in my thoughts always xxx

Nanna Tina, happy birthday and anniversary. I hope hubby gets better very soon and you can both celebrate properly, big hugs to both of you XXX

Barbara, I loved your comment today. You go, girl! Big hugs xxx

Lorraine F, I've not made a card since before Christmas either. Ideally, I need to do 2 for this weekend and 1 for next. Truthfully I'm dreading it as it takes me such a long time and I know I'll have plenty of "creative diversions" (or "cock ups", as they're otherwise known). I do hope you start to feel better soon as you've had a hard time of late, take care, big hugs xxx

Lynda, big hugs from Billy and myself to you and the furry and feathery friends XXX

Alison, big hugs to both you and Scamp xxx

Laine, I sucked at faux stitching too! My problem is I like things to be millimetre perfect so techniques like that and today's amazing dots drive me crazy! Going to pin and try it nonetheless! I'm sure your fur babies gave you love and appreciation in their own way on Sunday! Big hugs xxx

Theresa W, thank you, I've been lucky last few days so been getting things done in between rests. I've felt it creeping up on me today so been trying to get things done before it hits, big hugs, hope you're OK too xxx

Yvonne G, lovely to see the sparring between you and Laine, you both crack me up! Big hugs xxx

New tyres have made such a difference. It's like my wheelchair has become version 2.0! Super sticky rubber making some very odd noises on my kitchen floor though lol but so much easier to get around the house. Had lovely time with my best friend Saturday, she was on her own as her mum hasn't been well. Billy was very confused at first, dashing round the house looking for his doggy friend who usually turns up with his auntie. This wasn't an issue for long as he soon realised that it meant having auntie all to himself. He lapped fusses from both of us while we talked. We're going to see Alice Cooper in London in June, we're staying in a hotel together for the night, having as close to a girlie weekend away as two not girlie people can have! That's my big job in the next day or so, to book the hotel. Need a lay down now as I feel pressure building in my head, and it would be nice to be reasonably with it when Mr W gets home...! He needs to vent after work which I don't mind at all as he does so much, it's the least I can do really.

A big squishy hug to everyone, I got plenty set by if you need extra! Wishing you all a great week and happy crafting,

T x

Kathy Baker said...

Hi Sue Ive just watched the video and its very informative and very eyecatching, I love the card
Kathy B x

nzillingworth said...


Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card, the blush colour really softens the black. What a gorgeous die too. Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxx

Suebak said...

I might try a dotty day mmyself. Charming card.

Susan x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

I seemed to have lost a few days again. I am now on antibiotics for a week so hope to feel better soon at last. I think you're right Yvonne, I could do with another holiday.

Nice card today. I bought a new white gel pen last year after seeing one of your videos (used on flowers I think) but still haven't used it. At least it shouldn't be dried up yet.

Happy Birthday and Anniversary Tina. Sorry to hear Hubby is in hospital, I hope he gets well soon, and you can celebrate belatedly.

Love Helen xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very striking card today.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue
What a spectacular card today, it really is striking.
Laine, do you use evaporated milk in with your ordinary milk when making rice pudding? I've just finished using the last of my mam's whole nutmegs, and she died in 1980. This is true, and they were perfectly fine. As soon as they were grated, the smell was amazing, but please note that it is better to grate them, rather then drop them whole into the uncooked pudding!!!! lol.
Love to all who are in pain in any way, and to carers.
Maureen xxx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I really like this card. So different from your norm, your choice of colours are
nice, but I would like to use hues of purple, lilac and something else.

Will watch the video later

Love n hugs from Dorothy from Baldock

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Hiya Maureen,

I use full fat Jersey Milk, vanilla extract and grated pods....from Sainsbury's......and preferably grated nutmeg:-)
Tragedy was averted with the whole nutmeg, I managed to fish it out when I portioned out the servings so hopefully it hasn't infused the milk too much:-( I never thought about using evaporated milk, it sounds lovely. I don't know the shelf life of nutmeg but I'm guessing as long as it's still whole it will last ages....can you die from nutmeg poisoning? Let's hope it doesn't go toxic because we've had ours quite a few years too!:-)
Forgot to say congrats to nana Tina, hope you have a lovely day, maybe you could have a proper celebration when hubby gets home, something to look forward to.....xxxx
Hugs to Tina E too, and your daughter, hope you're managing to find a way to cope with your lossxxxx
Sorry about the second comment Sue, hope it's not illegal:-)

Crafty hugs


Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card but oh my such a lot of dots,you must have the patients of a saint.

Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful card, love the blush with the black & white

Lesley Cann said...

Lovely card design and excellent video. Unfortunately not into black but I am sure it could be done in other colours.

liz spooner said...

Love the card today Sue very striking, and good video too as always.xx

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. i do remember you doing this on your cards before. I was fairly new to card making and tried to replicate it - it looked nothing like the beautiful cards that you made so have never tried it again. Lol
Karen xx

Theresa Pace said...

this is fab card. love the monochrome feel to it, hugs xx

Jean said...

This is so lovely!

Susan White said...

Great card - I so remember you doing demos with all the dots and watercolour painting your stamped images when I first saw you on C&C! I love to go back to old techniques and styles once in a while - it's like trying something new!! Susan x

karenlotty said...

Brilliant card Will look at video later

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A striking card, like the colour combination.xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
A very elegant card, love the dotties and the blush pink. A great reminder of how to do different edges.
Di B, x

Eunice said...

A very interesting border today. Very different but at the same time very striking!! A great reminder about edges, thanks Sue.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. A bit dark for me but I like the style.

Littlelamb said...

Love today's card Sue.

DeeDee7770 said...

It is great to go back in our archives and find something that inspires you. Your card is lovely! Those glue dots really give it dimension. The blush black and white are so classic! Beautiful black pearls...CoCo Chanel said you are not dressed until you put on your pearls!

Sandy H said...

Nice design. A timely reminder that I have some gel pens hiding somewhere in my craft room.
Belated birthday and anniversary wishes to Nanna Tina. Hope hubby is soon well enough to come home and you can celebrate properly.
Take care everyone.

Dawn Holben said...

What can I say apart from absolutely stunning and so very elegant.
I love the whole design and the gorgeous colours too, I am not usually a fan of black but it looks so right on all of your cards especially this one.
Love it.

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card, I love the black and white with blush it looks so elegant. I don't think I could do the dots would make me cross eyed lol.
Jennywren x

Vie Carter said...

Lovely design