Thursday, 17 March 2016

Mica and Ice

Hello bloggers!  Today's video card is actually a twist on my Fire and Ice Technique that the talented Julia Watts came up with!  I liked it so decided to have a go at it myself!  It gives a softer sort of look that I think will be a nice addition to your crafty arsenal.

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

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Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

What a lovely card. Love the background. You are so clever, Sue.
D x

Pam said...

Stunning card, Sue, lovely.
Kitty, welcome to your newest family member, so much love to bring with him.
Beth, sorry about your colleague, so hard for all especially the children who don't really understand.
Steph, I read your message on Tina's blog yesterday, thank you for updating us, so heartbreaking for the family.
Hugs to all especially those suffering loss, pain and sadness, Melody and Francis too.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card love the colours you have used off to watch video.
Nancyd xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card as always. Background looks interesting. Will watch video later.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the background and colours.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the background and the dies will watch the video later thank you tracyw x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue, the colours are so soft. Look forward to video.JJxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love the background, will watch video later. Yvonne xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card and a great video, Thank you.
Thank you all once again for the many congratulations.
We now have four great grand children. So much love and fun.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

TDQ Karen said...

This is very pretty, must give it a try

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. The background looks very delicate and soft. I havent had a go at this one so it should be interesting to see how it turns out wish me luck lol. Thanks for another great video this will be a great help when i have a go later today.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
What a lovely card, colours are so pretty. It is nice that you can share this with us, and thank you Julia for giving Sue knowledge of this technique.
Love and crafty hugs to all that need them
Tina T xxxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for another wonderful tutorial (I am up early this morning so managed to watch it before going to work). A lovely alternative to the fire and ice technique and one I'll have to try for myself. Stunning card.x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card and another interesting technique to try.
Beth, I'm sorry to hear the sad news about your colleague. Sending special thoughts to anyone in pain or suffering a loss. Sue XXX

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful card and the video shows the technique so well as usual. The colours you have chosen are so delicate and make the card suitable for so many occasions. Must find the micas and have a try at this one.
Muriel x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I really like the background to this card. The colours are gorgeous and you can't go wrong with a bit of bling! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card, love the colours
Busy day today moving my Mum from her house of 48 years to a bungalow so also a very emotional one
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Maria Illsley said...

Love the card Sue I have done this technique with masks but never with dies so that's next on my list xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card I have a very busy day today so will have to catch he video later.
Thanks Jan

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, love the idea of using the mica powders, great video showing how it is done. Have a great day. Bx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Love everything about this card.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card. I am looking forward to watching the video later when I get back from work. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning dear Sue.
I remember admiring this technique when I first saw it on your show, and considering the love hate relationship I have with guilding flakes, this seems the perfect idea for a wedding card that's just been ordered but keep it white, almost like a white mother of pearl with added iced snow. It really is a beautiful card highlighted with a really lovely subtle but eye catching background to work with. Will refresh my brain later when I watch your tutorial.

Hope you have a nice day Sue xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely technique

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. What a lovely background. Will watch the video later and then try it out.

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, really gorgeous.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card, lovely background, and those super versatile striplets.
B xx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Nice technique today. Bit different. I may change the colours but have a wedding card to make and this would be a good background.
I'll try it!
Anne M xxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Nice technique today. Bit different. I may change the colours but have a wedding card to make and this would be a good background.
I'll try it!
Anne M xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Lovely card. This is a must try technique, the results Re great.

Love Rosemarie x x

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue, beautiful background, love the technique, you're so clever. Hugs, Ivy C x

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafters.

Very pretty

Love to all xxx

Sylvia Yates said...

A fabulous card Sue. Love the background. Will have to give this a try. Always looking for something new. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

nattyboots said...

Simply beautiful.
Take Care Sue.
Elaine H X

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue , will watch video this afternoon.
I love the colours on this card,

sonja_w said...

Stunning card, love it. Xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a great card so stunning I love it will watch the video later on when I get 2 mins to myself with a nice cuppa
thanks for sharing
Hugs Sarah N xxxx

dmj from kettering said...

What a stunning card, Sue, I think I like this more than the Fire & Ice!!

Doreen x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Gold, silver, lots of bling and pearls too - how could any girl resist! me, love it!...


Anne said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous, Sue. Will watch the video later as I am off to the NEC.

Anne (Northampton)

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Just finished watching the video of your stunning card. Another next on my list to do. I love the colours but could be used with any colour mica. I don't have the octagon striplet but will try with the one I have.
Jennywren x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,you are always coming up with such stunning techniques. This one is beautiful. Love love, love it!! Gloria (Sidcup)xx

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & lovely Wilsonettes***an elegant & simply divine card for us today Sue that is so pleasing to the eye. Adore the effect of the Mica powders & the bling combined which in turn gives this a somewhat luxurious chic look of the 1920’s/1930’s, (methinks*Lol) the colours used together are purely dazzling & set the background off a treat. I think our talented Julia will be tickled pink that you have recreated her amazing technique & that you have contributed to it a wonderful justice. I’m ashamed to say that I stashed my Vintage gold/silver away in the Xmas drawer, why? I ask myself would I do these 2 beautiful textured & coloured card such an injustice by tucking them away, out they come to the forefront of my stash to once again be admired & used throughout the year. Thank you Sue for bringing me to my senses & showing us, in your wonderful tutorial, just how simple but enormously effective this technique truly is x x x

Some of you may remember, from last year, the traumatic & detestable care our Lauren & Hannah received from dog sitters that we had hired from a company we have used for some years. Well after a lot of searching, mainly Mr B, we believe we have found a lovely couple to take care of them in the future, they are tremendously animal orientated, have a lot of love & care to give them & they were utterly appalled at the disgraceful treatment of our girls & our home. We have had 2 meetings with them here at home & we are due to meet here again in just over a week, their suggestion in order to rebuild our trust in leaving the girls with someone new, but so far it is looking really positive as they are lovely & we have no doubts about them coming to sit with the girls on 9th for AP. Needless to say I will probably worry like a mother hen but so long as I refrain from phoning them every 5 minutes Lol then I think all will be okay x

A sincere THANK YOU to all the lovely Wilsonette friends for your messages of kind thoughts over the loss of a much missed colleague, it is greatly appreciated. Although everyone is doing their best to keep things as normal as possible for the children there is, understandably, a sadness all round. I think we all have that special look that says you or I are bubbling up to cry at any moment but we cannot & we fight it back for the children’s sake. One child even said “I wish you could bring her back for me Mrs B”, oh gosh thought I , how do I get out of this one without bubbling, ask the child to remember & talk about the things they loved most about her. It worked as her memories had us both smiling with a few little giggles to boot x x x

TRACEY* hope things are going well with the new bathroom & you are getting yourself plenty of rest x x x LYNDA*(((HUGS)))for you my friend & hope that the bruising is subsiding to leave you more comfortable. Love to you x x x Sending Love & (((HUGS))) to my dear friends LAINE & YVONNE, hope you are both okay x x x x x DAWN* my thoughts are with you & your family & pray that you will have the strength to support each other through difficult times ahead. Take care & keep your crafty wish list open, you never know x x x

Well I must dash off for now. To all who need a hug, I have oodles to spare so please just help yourself. Take care my friends have a lovely day & love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) each one of you, whether absent or not & of course Love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) to you Sue & your family Beth B x x x x x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I think this will be a Video that needs careful watching, and lots of notes!
I will have my cup of Tea first then take notes! lol
Take care
Love Marg

Suemac said...

Beautiful card

carol quinn said...

Wow,love this one

Tressa said...

A great technique producing a glorious background. Beatiful card?


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, love the colour combo. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning, really like this softer look.
Lorna D

Sue MacFall said...

This is gorgeous, Sue.Just love the colours and the subtlety of the card.
Many thanks,

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a great card using your wonderful striplet die again and I love the use of the mica powders. A great video which explains it so well. Best wishes

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, especially the colours you have used. SueL x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card, love the use of the mica, going to try this today, I have a birthday card to make.
Great video.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love your card today with the gorgeous Mica and Ice background.
The colours you have used are quite different and go really well together. I must have a try of this technique as I think it is so effective.
Lesley S x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, my friend celebrates her 80th birthday soon and thanks to you, I have found the right card for her! I love it and so will she! Many thanks
Janette x

June Horrocks said...

The card is stunning sue love the colours and the die love it thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a stunning card. This would make a great Silver or Golden Wedding card.
Must get some sticky sheets and give this a try as I have mica powders. x

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card
Ginnie x

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, do love it

Jess Watson said...

Good morning Sue, this card is stunning, I will certainly try this technique
Will watch video later, take care everyone.
Jess xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a lovely card again today and what a wonderful way to use the Mica's.

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

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

iReneM said...


Love the mica and glitter BG

Superb vid tut as always :)


Diane said...

Hi Sue
Oh I like this, what a lovely tecnique, i don't use my mica powders enough so I must give this a go. I've had my eye on this octagonal striplet but haven't succumbed yet so may try it with one of the other lovely ones I've got. I like the touch of adding gold to the edge of your flowers, I'm making goals roses later so will try that extra touch. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

A very nice card Sue.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card will have a go today as I have just bought the striplet die. love Jean Z xxx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Just watched the video which was brilliant,thank you for an idea to use mica,had some in the cupboard for years & never used it!!!!
Such a lovely card & a bit different.
Best wishes
Karen M

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the mica powders.

Annie Pennington said...

What a fabulous effect. Love the combination of mica and glitter

Annie P

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
thanks for showing us a new video and technique. I love this Mica and Ice background and will give it a go definately. By the way your card is fantastic.
Rolf xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on yet another beautiful day. Wow! love this card cant wait to watch your video so I can give it a go. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Love the soft look of the background. Another winner! xx

SueJ said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, the colours are so subtle and go well together.
Can't get video up so will have to sort that.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, the background is so beautiful and I do have micas never opened so must give this a go. As always brilliant video to learn from

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lovely colours the lemon and grey. I love the sparkle. All very pretty. Thanks for your video.

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
Great video and a wonderful card! to the craft room I go to check on supplies
mica powder - check
sticky sheets - check
diamond sprinkles - check
striplet dies - !?!?!?!?

More and more I'm finding that my craft world is like a desolate piece of wasteland with no striplet dies to bring life to it...I really NEED to get my act together (phew, nearly typed something else there) and order a couple. I have the lattice window on my wish list and it looks like it's going to be joined by the octagonal pretty soon :)
Happy crafting Thursday everyone
Bejay x

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love the colours xx hazel

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
I have all the ingredients so no excuse to not give it a go. Will watch the video later when I have had dog out and tidied up.
Loving Phil on Hochanda he certainly makes the cameras get in close and show us all the detail.

Suebak said...

Perfectly balanced in terms of die combination and right down to colour choices.

Susan x

craftynanna jo widnes said...

Hi Sue this is a fabulous card and the new tecnique you have shown us, do you ever sleep LOL, the video is brilliant and you make it SEEM very easy to do and you try to make it as easy as possible for us to follow, thank you so much for your daily inspiration, Johanna

hotpotato said...

Pretty card Sue. My Ally Pally tickets came yesterday looking forward to seeing you on the 9th April......not long now whoop, whoop.

auscrafts said...

Stunning card, the background is beautiful

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and great technique. Simply understated elegance, this one, too.
Hugs, Rose

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, that Julia is quite clever, isn't she :-) love this altered technique and I love the card and the colours. Thanks for the tip about encapsulating the mica powders, I would not have thought about that. I have come down with the dreaded lurgy so am giving myself a day on the sofa but will be trying this as soon as I get back into my craftroom.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty technique and resulting card. Jan D., Florida, USA

Nana on the Hill said...

What a great technique, well done Julia & thanks for sharing your beautiful creations Sue.

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue
Love the colour combo gorgeous card
take care
Wendy xx

Maggie said...

Beautiful card Sue and I love the background well done Julia and Sue :)


Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, and such a lovely background, will certainly have to try this. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & Wilsonettes
Such a pretty card today Sue I love delicate looking background. I haven't used my mica powders for so long
Will have to resolve that & use them ASAP. I haven't had a chance to see the video yet.
The Octagon Striplet is on my Ally Pally list so not long before I get it.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

TRACY hope you feeling ok today & not suffering my friend. Hope your bathroom is making good progress.
Sending big gental Hug's love Lynda xxx

BETH thank you for your caring Hug's they are much appreciated my friend :0)) glad you have found a lovely couple to take care of
Hannah & Lauren while you are at AP they sound perfect. Love Lynda xx

Wheelybad my dear are you ok hope your not suffering too much Hug's for you & cuddls for Billy xxxx

TINA & Clair love & Hug's xxx

Love & Hug's for all Wilsonetts have a good day xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card, love the background. Thanks for the video.
Gr, Elly

Pearl said...

Love the card today Sue, the technique is great and I'm going to try this out on one of my Thank you cards I'm making for the colleagues I worked with who sent me flowers and gifts when I retired.

The video was great and I think I have absorbed the steps you took to complete the card.

Thank you so much Sue,

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Paula said...

This is such a pretty card Sue! I haven't watched the video yet but that is to be my next job. :) With a cup of tea of course, sitting comfortably. Maybe with a hot cross bun too, I know how to live!! :)
Hugs to all in need of them.
Paula x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I saw Julia do this technique on TV. It really is a very clever idea and so effective. Love the card as this is my favourite striplet die and the Cathedral Background is one of my favourites too.


Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Another card that I really like, but don't have the exact dies for, so will have to adapt.
Margaret xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dearest Special Friend Sue,
I Watched This Awesome Video On You Tube So It Was Great To Watch This
Video Yet Again.
Watching Your Video's Again And Again Is Brilliant That's Why I Save Them And I've
Got Them At My Fingertips And I Don't Have Search, I Love The Very Beautiful "Mica Colours"
Used, But The Colours Can Be Changed Whenever Needed
I Would Love To See This Card In Very Pale Mica's To Make A Beautiful Stunning Wedding Card.
I Haven't Got "The Octagon Striplet" But I Do Have Others To Use For This Card, "The Fire And
Mica Card" Is Truly Outstanding, Rich, And Extremely Opulent.
It Must Be Wonderful Working With Julia And The Rest Of The Team Where You All Gain So
Much Knowledge From Each Other,"Thank You Julia" For Showing Our Wonderful Sue This
Different Technique.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing I Truly Love Watching Your Tutorial Video's.
Take Care Sue
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
I'm Loving Watching "The Creative Expression Team" On Hochanda John, Lisa, Julia, Also Phill
Sharing All There Fantastic Knowledge With Us, And Not To Long Before Watching "Our Superb Sue."
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful once more - fab technique...

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card just beautiful.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

barbara macaskill said...

YUMMY! Can't wait to get a few extra minutes to watch the video and learn this technique!! TFS!

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card for me to come back to after my couple of days off! Have not yet watched the video but can't wait as I think that this technique is one I could use for so many cards with a variation of colours to suit!
Big hugs and lots of love to you Sue x
Apologies for my absence over the last couple of days. My saga with the council and their robbing me of too much money on Monday, took it's toll. I was worn out on Tuesday and a friend came round to cheer me up as she knew I was feeling really frustrated but slowly but surely the fatigue crept in and yesterday was a knackered and out of action day. Much better today and the sun is shining and the sky is lovely and blue and it is a lovely sight to behold as I look out of the window.
Only 2 more sleeps til our holiday on the beautiful Isle of Wight and I am really looking forward to it. However I know that the internet connection is not the best where we are staying so am slightly worried at the prospect of not being able to log onto the blog for a week. Cold turkey is never a good thing and I will have to exercise all my will power to stay calm and console myself that soon Sue will be on our screens in exactly 15 more sleeps. This will have to be my motivation.
TINA E - still very much in my thoughts. Sending you lots of love x
MARIA - hi honey - I'm ok - lots of love x
JUNE - a belated Happy Anniversary - my word 58 years. Lots of love x
TRACY - I hope that the excitement is getting you through the messy stage of the proceedings x
LINDA - hope you are feeling more like yourself? Lots of love x
LORRAINE - how you doing hun? Big huggles x
LYNDA - hope you are feeling brighter. Gentle hugs x
KITTY - Big big congratulations. Baby hunks are a dream. Lots of love x
JAN D - hello you - sending you (and hubby if that's ok) love and hugs. Nice to have you back x
DAWN - sending you lots of love - always a shock to hear that news. Hang in there x
BETH B - I am so sorry to hear the desperately sad news about your friend and colleague. So unfair and leaving us wondering why and not finding the answers. Remembering her with smiles and laughter is a wonderful idea and speaking from experience I think will help the children. On a much brighter note I am thrilled that you he found suitable foster carers for the girls. Hopefully a huge relief and a godsend as Ally Pally is fast approaching. Sending you a big hug x
LAINE - I need to address your rather derogatory comments aimed at me! Sue's favourite - you - dream on. If you think that the amount of time spent on the blog is the qualifying factor for being in Sue's good books then your imagination exceeds colourful. Surely you must know in your heart of hearts that it is the quality of the comment that counts and not the quantity. Let's face it, you spout so much drivel that it is obvious that the majority of what you say should be disregarded. So it still stands that I remain the number one and Sue's favourite and you do not even rate in her top 50!!!! Lol. My holiday has been planned round Sue's Hochanda appearance and your suggestion of my getting my priorities wrong are completely unfounded. And another thing - if you think that my boys should cancel their trip and stay at home when you come and stay then I have news for you. I know that they are less likely to be led astray in Amsterdam than spending time with Aunty Lorraine. And for the record my GIFT (not bribe) of confectionary was in return for all the fabulous gifts that Sue gives us every day. What have you ever given her after everything she has done? - I rest my case x
Ok off to start thinking about things that need to be done before my departure across the water to sunnier climates!!
Hope the sunshine is with you as it is with me.
Take care everyone. Sending you happy thoughts, warm smiles and lots of love.
Crafty hugs

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Haven't yet had time to watch your video but this is a beautiful card. Well done Julia. X

terrie said...

Great looking turned out so nice....well done Sue

Gillyflower said...

I love this technique Sue - the card is stunning! I am going to watch the tutorial later. Hugs Gilly x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A beautiful card and a wonderful technique.
Evis M.

Pat said...

Love this card Sue. :)

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Sue!! Love the background!! Very beautiful colors!
Moxie Craftie

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue love the colour.
Gr Karin

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card and the video is great! Love how you used the gold pen! I love CE gold and silver card stock because it is subtle and can be used with other colours too. I love the soft gold with blush pink!
It's a great technique and well done to Julia for discovering it! Will definitely give it a try!
Another beautiful sunny day here and I hope it's nice where you are too.
Well, must go and get some more things done!
Thank you, Sue, Love Myra xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I love the mica and ice technique and your colour scheme. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

sued99 said...

Love this card. Such pretty colours.

Lorraine Freeman said...

What a beautiful card I missed yesterday Sue, just gorgeous. Postcard has a special place in my heart as I have a copy of it made by your own fair hands when at Hochanda. So it made me smile to see it. I have all the ingredients to make it in a slightly different colour way so hope to emulate very soon.
Beth B, my heart goes out to you. Condolences to all concerned.
Yvonne, have a wonderful holiday my dear.
Laine, just lol at your cheeky comments.
Well I was already to settle down to sort out my meal plans etc. only to find that I left part of the filing system in the shop. Somehow it didn't get put through the checkout so that was rather frustrating.
I have decided to get a different type of chair to sit at the table for crafting. I will not give in.
Love n hugs all round xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
The card is gorgeous and it's a great technique. Another winner from you.
Love to all who are in pain or distress in any way.
Maureen xxx

Brooke Bont said...

love this card and the use of mica powders.

Jan.moogie said...

What a stunning card and a new technique, Wow Sue how do you do it/
. Hope you had a great day. Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Love this card, Sue, great technique of Julia's for the background and a lovely choice of metallics. Actually have some mica powders at last so could attempt something similar, perhaps with micro beads. Thanks, as ever, for the video.
Dawn Holben - oh my, hope that you can weather the storm, what a shock. Sometimes life has a way of of sorting things for the better when you think that disaster has struck. Chin up, onward and upward!!
Hugs to all who need one - esp Beth B and lovely Tracy.

'P' in Wales

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous technique, lovely card

ursula said...

That is absolutely brilliant Sue, I love this other take on your original idea, will definitely give it a it looks amazing in 'real life'....thanks for that....a stunning finished card....luv Ursula xx

Clai01 said...

Looks lovely Sue, well done Julia too. x

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely background, well done to Julia too.xx

Lesley Cann said...

Great card and background thanks to you and Julia. Have had a busy day so am just about to watch the video.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is gorgeous, I'm off to watch the video now.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
What a little very technique - well done Julia for thinking of it. Mind you Sue, what you have produced is fabulous.
Beth- so pleased that you have found a lovely couple to look after your fur babies - it is a worry isn't it. I'm lucky in that I have a brilliant cattery near to me , more like a five star cat hotel actually. Xx
France's- hope you feel better soon xx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this card is gorgeous and I loved it when I saw it in a magazine a little while ago.
I made one with an alternative die of yours using the mica powder but didn't use the glitter which I now wish I had done as your one is so much prettier.
I loved making this one though and loved the results that the mica powder gives.
Another fabulous and pretty card you have designed and another fab video, Thankyou.

Theresa Pace said...

lush, gorgeous card, hugs xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Yeah! I've actually managed to watch today's fabulous tutorial before I comment so just for a change I feel that I can give my appraisal with some confidence and insight. The fire and ice technique is by far one of my favourites so substituting the gilding flakes with mica powder....thanks Julia....was always going to be a winner for me. The finished results are characteristically opulent, sparklicious and textural to the touch, a real triumph! I'm pleased to report that I have all of the necessary elements today to recreate this little gem with pastel mica powders and bakers twine, though I feel that a purchase of some metallic twine and mica powders is imminent would be rude not to after all the thought and effort you have put into designing the original:-) can I just Thankyou for creating the flag tags, they have been a godsend to my crafting, I use them so much that they are in danger of going on strike over unreasonable hours!
I've had a middling day today...why? I hear you say! Has the weather been miserable? No, it's been unseasonably mild and sunny.....Has Darcey kept you up all night again?No, she was a really good girl and went straight to bed last night!....Did Brodie ruin another craft project?No, he just sat down at a distance and watched for a change!....Did Brad Pitt stand you up on your date last night?Well, yes but even that's not the reason for my dreary day.....I'm actually in mourning because the shop that I occasionally went to for craft goodies and to scrapbook is out of business:-( I hadn't been for about 18 months because of ill health but I had decided that I would like to start scrapbooking again so I gave them a call and the number has been disconnected and a friend tells me that they have closed. I'm really sad because scrapbooking is such a social pastime and I miss going to crops....I find it really hard to motivate myself to get out all my paraphernalia at home and do it alone with nobody to bounce ideas from, besides being in a shop with every paper and embellishment on hand was useful too. I got so much pleasure going to weekly card classes and crops but the recession has destroyed these small businesses in my area, I wish I lived near CE Towers or in a county where craft shops are ten a penny. So much is internet driven nowadays but you lose the personal, social aspect of crafting.

Beth, yes, I remember those dreadful dog sitters and how distressed Lauren and Hannah were after their experience. It seems to me that you are doing everything humanely possible to ensure their well being this time round but it still must fill you with dread entrusting them to someone else. Try not to let it spoil your time at Ally Pally, I'll be with you in spirit and hopefully we can go together in Septx
Lorraine, I'm glad that I can bring a smile to someone's face, if you were to pay any attention to my family and Yvonne's opinions you would find little humour in my musings:-)
Yvonne I was In two minds as to whether I should respond to you vicious character assassination after all it merely comes from a sad, desperate, bitter and lonely place but I feel that after reading a similar outburst from last week that had passed me by I should offer you a little advice. It's not big and it's definitely not clever....though you do try in vain to attempt to pull apart another persons character and good name simply because they are younger, thinner, more attractive, cleverer and infinitely more popular than you. Yes, it is unfortunate that we aren't all blessed with near perfection but it serves no purpose other than to make you unpleasantly bitter to deride me at every turn. I'm in danger of overstepping my word limit so I'll split this comment Sue, I'm sorry


Di said...

Hi sue,
A really gorgeous card, love the softer look of the mica powders, I know I will be using this technique.
Di B. x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Here goes, Rather than being angry with you, I find myself feeling a bit sorry because we could have been such good friends if you hadn't felt so threatened and inferior. The issue of Sues favourite is a touchy subject and will clearly be put to the test when I eventually get to meet her in person. Whilst i am aware that you have already attempted to sully my good name with her, she is a smart enough cookie to see that my dedication to her blog and her good self comes from a good place and isn't creepy, sinister or indeed obsequious in nature, unlike other who shall remain nameless:-)
Anyway, in light of my impending visit, should we perhaps call a truce lest our fellow bloggers think that we actually don't like each other?
Sorry friends for taking up too much of your time but I felt that an intervention was needed for the good of Yvonne's sanity:-)
Loads of cuddles my friends....I do hope you don't mind a little light hearted banterxxxxx

Crafty hugs


CraftyJo said...

Lovely :) I've Pinned it for later viewing.

Rach83 said...

What a beautiful card, Sue. Loved the video too - the flower centre is a great idea. I must give this background technique a go as it's so effective.

Rachel x

Lindsay Martin said...

Another beautiful card Sue, so many beautiful offerings this week xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, love the colours your have used.

Take care love Brenda XXX

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours on this stunning card.

Jaye's Crafted Cards said...

Hi Sue, your cards are always consistently beautiful, I love what you do, thank you for sharing And the videos you do are wonderful and clear X X X

nannapat said...

I love the soft colouring on this card Sue, it is beautiful. Haven't had chance to watch the video yet but will do so tomorrow. Pat x

nzillingworth said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the technique using mica powders.
Great demo.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card and video. Thank you. I think mica powders are on my list as well now!

Love Helen xxx

Littlelamb said...

This card looks beautiful. I must watch the video but will have to be tomorrow now.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, absolutely stunning card today. I love the technique used. Have watched the video, now I need to have a play. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Suzzette Yandle said...

I really like this one. Thanks for the great video. Great idea to double the center tiny part of the Orange Flower and add a pearl to it. Nice look!

Sandy H said...

This is a fabulous card. I'm hoping the postman will bring my octagon striplet tomorrow along with a couple of other dies and some pearls that jumped into my basket. Then I'll be able to give this technique a try.
Take care everyone.

Laura O' Connor said...

stunning card Sue ,looks so rich ,Laura O

Arwen Perry said...

Hi Sue
I'm so torn between these two cards (the one yesterday) and this one - I honestly can't decide which one I want more - the pretty paperpack one or this one which really has to be one of my all time favourites - Can I have both please )lol)

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card and video. So lovely of you to share and show us exactly how you achieved the result. Thank you for that....
L Rosie xxxx

Eunice said...

Stunning card Sue. Haven't used Mica but just might have to break down and give it a go!!!

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. A gorgeous card as usual. Hope to get time tomorrow to look at the video, You Tube is so slow here. Thank you. X

julie laz said...

Lovely sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Wow what a beautiful card, love this technique and thanks Sue for showing us.
Also I like all the colour variations, super duper card. Must try this sometime.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock