Saturday, 5 March 2016

Oyster Shell Background



Hello bloggers!  I have another technique to share with you today which uses the Cosmic Shimmer PVA glues.  They make a really unique background for your creations and the video shows that they are not just for use to make glue dots around the edge of your cards!

The winner of this weeks Wednesday Card Giveaway card is:

Anne Mather!!!
Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.









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

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card. Love the background and the flowers as always!
Congratulations to Anne on winning the card,enjoy!

Pam said...

Lovely card, love it
Congrats to Anne
Norah your Rory is growing up so fast, lovely to hear he is enjoying himself so much.
Tracey hope you are feeling a bit better today
Hugs to all especially Sue Melody, Laine and Tracet

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card love the background off to watch video to see how you achieved it.
Congratulations Anne lucky lady.
Nancyd xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the background off to watch the video congratulations Anne thank you tracyw x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, can't wait to watch your tutorial later and thank you for helping us grow into more confident crafters by taking us through step by step. Can't wait to get your papers later today, CE Towers are so quick to send out the orders, the owner of my little craft shop only ordered the papers Tuesday and she called yesterday to say they had arrived,along with my B set Noble squares, I know today will be a craft day full of pretty goodies.

Tina and family my heart breaks for you all, you are in my thoughts so much sweetheart.

Sending hugs to you Sue this Saturday xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I love the look of this. Will watch video later. Happy weekend all.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, and the background looks like another very interesting technique - busy day so will watch video later - advance thanks!
Anne - well done on the card win.
Laine - hope Darcey OK?
Yvonne G - hope George OK!!!!
TRACY - birthday girl !! Hope you feel well enough to enjoy your day and that by this time next year - and preferably much earlier - you'll be 100% fine - just love your spirit and courage.

'P' in Wales

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats to Ann, great card Sue.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
that beautiful background looks so simple when you know how ! Great video as always, thank you.
The cathedral background is another of those "oh I should have got it" dies
have a lovely weekend
hugs
Muriel X

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

You make it look so easy, Sue. Fab card.
D x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card and great video too, Thank you.
Congratulations to Anne.
It is snowing now so take care all Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. The background has some gorgeous colours in it and the flowers are lovely. Congratulations to Anne on winning this weeks card.
Tina and family so sorry to hear your very sad news.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Marion Bull said...

How lovely this card is! What a beautiful technique and what a great result! Maggie B xx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue,
Thank you for another beautiful card. The oyster shell effect is very clever. Congratulations Anne!!
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxx

Wendy L said...

That technique is amazing so pretty and a lovely card too, xxx

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue, will watch video later. Congratulations to Annex

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card. Bit busy today so will watch video later. It looks very interesting. Cold here in Epsom, Congratulations to Anne, have a lovely day all. Hugs Jo. Xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and another technique to go on the must try list. Congratulations Anne on your win. Happy Birthday Tracy, hope that the side effects have worn off enough for you to enjoy your day. Sue XXX

my craft cupboard said...

Beautiful background I am going to have to give this a go.
I thought that I could see a image of a car in the top right hand corner, although it isn't it is just the way that you have spread the glue around.
sharon :)

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, will watch the video later.
B xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card gorgeous background xx hazel

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I love that background die
Congratulations Anne on winning card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I love that background die
Congratulations Anne on winning card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty pearly background that makes a beautiful, feminine card. I will have to try this idea out myself. Thank you for the great inspiration and tutorial. Congratulations to Anne. X

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty background. I'm off to watch the video.
Thank you ladies for the good wishes - I'm really pleased to get one of Sue's cards.
Thank you again Sue.
Anne M xxx

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, enjoyed the video and definitely want to try this technique. Thank you. Xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a lovely background and it produces a beautiful array of colours too.

I received my SW papers yesterday oh they are stunning

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

June Smith said...

Whoops sorry I forgot to say congratulations to Anne

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

nattyboots said...

Oooo Sue i love the sleek smooth look of your card.
Well done to Anne
Take Care
Elaine H X

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely technique, and a really pretty card.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, love the background. Congratulations to Anne. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Now that's different!!
:-)
Lorna D

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I love the background. I am looking forward to watching the video later. Congratulations to Anne. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Rosemarie said...

.morning Sue, lovely background. It looks so delicate.

Love Rosemarie x x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful just beautiful, I love the colours in the background. Congratulations to Anne. Yvonne xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love it. love Jean Z xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow love it Sue, this is one for me to try. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxx

dmj from kettering said...



What an elegant die, another idea to try,





Doreen x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
This technique looks so much fun to do and I love how each one will look different (same as the shaving foam technique). I enjoyed the video you always break it down into easy steps for us to do. We all appreciate all your hard work so thank you for that. Your card is gorgeous
I love the cathedral die you can do so much with it.
Congratulations Anne
Hugs x
Heather T

Sue MacFall said...

This is different, Sue - can't wait to try this with all the PVA glues I have.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love that pretty oyster shell effect - must try this for myself as I'm sure it must look even better IRL...

Congratulations to Anne...

...and a very Happy Birthday to Tracy...many more of them!!

Izzy

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, so simple but yet so effective!!!
Thankyou for all the hints and tips!!!
Congratulations to Anne!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card & a very interesting background.

Congrats to the card winner.

Michele

Anne said...

This technique looks intriguing, Sue - will watch the video later.

Lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Will watch later but definitely love the effect.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs cards xxx

carol quinn said...

Wow stunning
Congratulations Anne on your win
Carol

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card, love the background you have created, going to have a try at this, it's a lovely effect.
Well done to Anne.
Lydia
X

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love it thank you well done Ann
Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I will watch the Video with Pen and Paper as this looks so pretty , lovely card today Sue!
Happy Birthday Tracy!
Well done to Anne!
I tried on Hochanda 3 times and then gave up..the 3 Pens did look like a bargain though!
Take care
Love Marg

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I love starting with a plain piece of card and creating a background, so off to watch your video. Looks fab. The Cathedral die is high on my shopping list for Ally Pally. SueL x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Absolutely gorgeous card today, love the simplicity of the mainly white frame and then that beautiful background. Will be having a go at this one

Congrats Anne...

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

L ove this tecnique.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the background.
Will watch video later,
Congratulations Anne for winning Sues card.
Have a lovely day everyone, Jess xx

Kate's Cards said...

Different.

Annie Pennington said...

Love the card, the background is beautiful Sue. It's great to see new ways to use our products.

Annie P
xxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
I love this card and the oyster shell technique.
Congratulations to the winner.
Have a great Saturday
Maggie

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue and looking forward to seeing the video, have a great weekend,
XxxRuth

Lynne L said...

Another lovely card Sue the background is beautiful!

Lynne L said...

Another lovely card Sue the background is beautiful!

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, oh wow stunning card this morning I will have to give that oyster thing a go. Hugs Shirleyxxxxx

SueJ said...

Enjoyed watching the video, great technique, thank you.
The card is gorgeous.

Congratulations Anne, enjoy your card.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. The background is amazing! Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Anne.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card a bit different,
Thank you
Well done Anne
Best wishes
Karen M

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card and a fantastic background, have just had a go at this after watching the video. I am sure it will not turn out as good as yours , but its a really pretty background and the Cathedral Die another one on the wish list.
Wendyx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today, the background is out of this world. I will definitely be watching the video later to learn how to do it. Thank you for sharing. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
OH what a great card the background is amazing I will watch the video later on thanks for sharing with us
Hugs Sarah xxxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A lovely card and technique. Can't wait to try it out for myself.
Your papers arrived yesterday and they are just so pretty.
Regards,
Evis M.

karenlotty said...

Pretty card love the video

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
First Of All I Would Just Like To Say I Received My "Sue Wilson Paper Pad"
"The Classic Elegance Collection" And Sue This Is Truly Tremendous Your Onto A Winner
With This And I Hope To See More In The Future.
Great Soft Elegant Colours 4 Of Each, 48 Double Sided Sheets, 6 Designs, 4 Sheets In Each,
Great Weight Also 170gsm I Ordered Mine From "Julia Watts" Shop Extremely Quick Delivery,
It's Truly Stunning.
Onto Today's Outstanding Video And Exquisite Card Using Fabulous Tips And Techniques
I Love How You Used The Acetate Then Using The Beautiful Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glues
In Very Stunning Colours Plum/ Pearl/Summer Blue/White/And The Clear Varnish Lacquer
The Background Looked Superb....
I Loved The Outstanding Dies That You Used The Very Beautiful "Cathedral Background Die"
Also "The Pierced Flag Die", Both Favourites Of Mine.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Your Tremendous Tips And Techniques With Us
You Are Extremely Talented You Inspire Me Daily. You Are So Very Talented.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Congratulations To Anne Mather For Winning The Awesome Wednesday Gift Card Enjoy........

gwen70 said...

Really gorgeous card, love the video

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a great video showing how to make this awesome background. It looks beautiful on this card. Congratulations to Anne on winning the giveaway card. Have a lovely day all. Bx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. The background is beautiful. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Pearl said...

Beautiful card today Sue, the pearl shell technique is great and I must give it a try,
thank you.

The video was really good at explaining how you made this card.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Paula said...

Another lovely card Sue, and another lovely video to watch! Must make myself the usual cup of tea and watch it in comfort.... to heck with the housework!
Congratulations to Anne for winning Wednesday's card. :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

I love the delicate look and design of this card and will be making one today

Thank you for all your inspiration :)

Smiles

June x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful card, I love the way you have created the background.
I have several Cosmic Shimmer coloured PVA so I can get started on this today.
Thank you again for all your wonderful inspiration.
Hope you have a good day, love Brenda XXX

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card and such a good idea.

Much love,

Shirley T.

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card great background. Hugs Theresa xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card, love it when you do new techniques.
Congratulations to Anne, enjoy your card.
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Oh my goodness - no matter what the day brings I have just got to watch to see how you created this stunner. Amazing
Beverley W

Swiftycrafter said...

Beautiful card as usual
Lynne x

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card and a great alternative use for the PVA glues. Love the blush and white together and the flowers are beautiful. Great explanatory video as usual.

Anne Mather - Congratulations on being the Wednesday Winner, a beautiful card will be yours.

Tracy - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you are feeling well enough to celebrate in style, you really do deserve it.

Frances

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful new idea... and a wonderful card as well.
Thanks for sharing and the video.
Rolf xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Love today's technique Sue, thanks for sharing.
Thanks for all the get well wishes folks sadly they are not working. One of my niece's is poorly too so instead of the house full my Mum was expecting she will only get one visitor. So they will be able to have a real catch up.
It must be very tough for Sue to read all the comments about Mother's day so hugs my dear xxx
Happy Birthday Tracy xxx
Love n hugs to all my friends.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. going away to watch video and try the technique.
take care
Wendy xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a beautiful delicate card and a great video which explains everything so well. I will be trying this technique as it makes such a dreamy background. Congratulations to Anne on winning Sue's stunning card. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. I really liked this card the moment I saw it (it must have been on TV) and I bought the Cathedral die on the strength of it. I love the PVA glue technique and I must give it a go as thankfully I have all the bits that I need.

Lisbeth

iReneM said...


Oooh, this is beautiful.

An interesting technique - lovely result.

Hugs to all

Irene (W/boro)

x

Anonymous said...

Another interesting technique and what pretty results. Jan D., Florida, USA

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card so pretty another technique to learn. lol Congratulations to Ann Mather on winning the beautiful card.
Will be thinking of you this weekend Sue, take care, Hugs
Jennywren x

Susan White said...

Great background technique and another fab video tutorial. Thanks, Susan x

CraftyJo said...

Fab background, what a great idea :)

Suebak said...

You are generous in sharing such fab techniques.... thank you.

Susan

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A lovely card but if I tried it.... practice definitely doesn't make it perfect for me!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card Sue,delicate yet stunning Halina21 x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Another beautiful card, I'm loving the background, I'm off to watch the 'How to' now.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Watched the video so must now have a go. Congratulations to Anne.

KarinsArtScrap said...

so beautifulllllll and fab background in this soft colours Sue
Gr Karin

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Oh Sue. What have you done ? I have your paper pad in front of me and even though you have given us multiple's of the same designs, do you really expect us to put scissors to them, add texture to them or even add sparkles to them, I certainly can't let strangers from the farmers market have the enjoyment out of my papers that would be criminal lol. Think my afternoon will be spent stroking these adorable delicate papers and not crafting with them as I first thought I may !! Nope, can't part with them lol all mine 😊 xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love that background, will definitely try that at some time, there are simply not enough hours in the day to do all the crafting and different techniques I want to do after seeing them in your videos. One thing's for certain - I'll never get bored.
The card is so beautiful and elegant, I love it.
Hugs, Rose

barbara macaskill said...

What a truly stunning technique! Absolutely gorgeous and so easy!! Definitely going to have to give this a try! I have a few projects in the works that this would be divine on!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes! Beautiful card and fabulous video. Thank you!

Tracy, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you're feeling well enough to have a beautiful day!!!

Hugs to all!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Pat said...

Clever idea for a background Sue. You have my cogs turning in my head on this one. I can see a playing session coming on soon. :) Thanks. xxx

terrie said...

What a great swirl background...it adds nice touch to the card...
well done Sue

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
What a stunning effect sue x may be brave enough to try this technique tomorrow as I have a whole day crafting so rushing about today getting chore done x thankyou sue for your inspiration x
Congratulations anne xxx
Tracy hope your being thoroughly spoilt x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!
Your video is fantastic and makes it look so easy, the effect from this technique is stunning.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Happy Saturday lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

I love video days more than anything...being not the best with written instructions.....and today's card certainly lives up to my expectations. I really appreciate it when you demonstrate new techniques for us to try, I have so many coloured cosmic shimmers and this will be a great alternative to just creating pearls with them.
A gorgeous card, I am so glad I bought the cathedral die it is going to prove to be a canny purchase I think. I'm loving the colour palette too, the soft blush is stunning mixed with the pastel shades. Thanks for yet more stunning inspiration to get our teeth into.
I'm having a crazy busy day today so it's just a flying visit. Had a mountain of ironing and a caci facial to occupy most of the day so I'm looking forward to putting my feet up later with the video demo and a nice cold can of coke.
Thanks for the concern about Darcey, she had a good night so my worries about an infection were unfounded....we both have lost the bags under our eyes as a result of a proper nights sleep:-)
Huge birthday hugs to Tracy, hope you enjoy your dayxxx
Congrats to Anne on your fab winxxx
Hugs to all my buddies, you know who you are my friendsxxxx

Love and crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Looks an interesting background Sue so will enjoy watching the video tonight love from Jackie xx

Tami Grant said...

A very pretty card and a different background. Thanks for sharing the technique.

Karen Drew said...

A bit of messy crafting - lovely. Like the idea of each background looking unique.
Stunning card
Luv
Karen xx

Meg Owen said...

Looks lovely Sue, I'll have to watch the tutorial later.

Love
Meg
xxxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Hi Sue, some really gorgeous cards this week, I'm loving your papers, I tried to watch today's video, but it won't play, so will have another go later today, well it's finally my weekend time so time to rest, hope you are well and taking care of yourself xx

Jean said...

What a fun card!

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Such a lovely card with a very pretty background. There can never be to many flowers (or butterflies) as far as I'm concerned! Will watch later.

The card you sent is so much prettier in real life, I need those stamps and dies! It has been a high point this week to receive that in the post, thank you x

I'm sorry everyone, no time to read back as my best friend will be here soon, I haven't seen her since November. I had a sleep earlier and over slept so have less time than I planned!

Happy birthday Tracy! I hope you feel up to celebrating and hope you're being thoroughly spoilt. Have a lovely day and sending special birthday hugs xxxxxx

Steph, I have too many paper pads I want to just look at and stroke, guess I need to make space for another! Hugs xxx

Alison, hope Scamp is doing well, give her a cuddle from me, hugs xxx

Tina E, all of you are in my thoughts XXX

Lynda, big bouncy doggy cuddles from Billy to you and your furry and feathered friends, hugs xxx

Special hugs to those of you feeling ill, fatigued or poorly with the seasons endless rounds of colds and bugs xxx

I will read back through later if I get the chance x

The only thing of note to report is I've finally had the new castors and tyres on my chair yesterday, happy... Oh yes! Gave back the horrid loan chair with a big smile on my face! Apart from that it's been more of the usual- migraines, sleep and having to limit time looking at a screen.

Well I must off, don't really want to be in my PJ's when my Friend arrives! Big hugs to all of you with many extra hugs to those who needs one. Take care all of you and enjoy your weekend,

Hugs, T x

Wheely Bad said...

Oooops!

Congratulations Anne on winning a gorgeous Sue Wilson card. Enjoy!

Hugs, T x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. I love it's simplicity, the background is wonderful and I really like the hint of colour with your use of the Blush Card. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Anne Mather.

Best wishes

Eunice said...

Love the pearl background Sue, guess it is time to buy more Cosmic Shimmer colors!!!!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
First of all sorry I have been missing but We have been on holiday and only got home this afternoon!
I have missed some really beautiful cards and have just pinned them all! Today's is intriguing me and I shall sit down and watch the video later. It will be lovely to have another use for the glues! I love your new papers and feel an order coming on , most definitely!
I like the idea of having subtly patterned papers to match your lovely CE card.
Tracy - I gather it's your Birthday! I hope you have a lovely one and that you feel well enough to enjoy it!
Tina E - my thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family at this very sad time. Sending hugs!
Hope you have all been good! I suspect not, however, as some of you I actually know!!
Love to all, especially you Sue,
Myra xxxx

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card Sue this is another stunning technique ,Laura O

Maria Illsley said...

hi sue
I've just watched the video. its a wonderful card and I'm off to try the technique with the glues.

thanks so much for sharing xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Such a pretty card! Love all the colors in the oyster shell technique. The colors you chose to develope the look are so perfect giving this card an unique presentation. Thanks ever so much for the excellent video. You are so good to us Wilsonettes!

Tracy Stitt said...

Evening sue and crafters.

Oooh this is so pretty. Another messy card as I call it. I get in enough other Shen using glitter never mind anything else. Lol

Thank u all for the birthday wishes!!!
This morning I managed a 2hr bag pack at my work to help Ayrshire cancer support then went home had lunch and then crashed out on my bed. Just woke up in time for my dinner and a few friends coming for a few hrs to celebrate my birthday. Lol but on the whole I'm grateful to be here celebrating it even if I feel so crappy.

Well done Anne on ur card win!

Love to all xx

Lesley Cann said...

What a lovely card and video. Another technique to add to my to do list.

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue today's card is gorgeous, I love the background. I am looking forward to watching the video later.xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Another fabulous card.
Congratulations to Anne.
Love and prayers to Tina E and the family.
Maureen xxx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Great video, loved the background technique thanks for sharing x

Happy birthday Tracy x

Hugs
Linda xx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful delicate looking card. Lovely colours in the oyster shell background.xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this effect very pretty

lilian said...


Hi Sue, such a lovely card, will watch video later.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

I'm back after another absence. I recently went on holiday, but unfortunately we were both poorly. Home now but still unwell. There have been some lovely cards. I like today's it's really classy, but I really loved yesterday's and the colour and elegance of it. I can't wait to see your new paper pads in real life. They look great. Have missed lots of comments and postings but hope to catch up soon.

Happy Birthday Tracy.

Love Helen xxx

Theresa Pace said...

that background is fantastic!what a fabulous way to use the glues! definitely one to copy immediately. and this card is ace, hugs xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Such a beautiful background and I love the flowers too.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
I do live the background you have created so delicate
Your finished card is another stunner Sue
Well done Anne you lucky thing. Enjoy X
Hugs to all
Theresa G xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely card delicate background.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

IVY Cheong said...

Beautiful card, love the technique. Take care, Ivy c x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
PLAIN BUT ELEGANT
NICE JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card & an other wonderful technique, thankyou
Marlene O xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! Your card today is absolutely gorgeous and I love your fab video. Your Oyster technique looks great !!! Definitely one to try. I really love your Cathedral background die. It is high on my wish list along with the New Zeland Collection. Although really, I love all your dies !!! You have just reminded me that I have not used coconut white and blush card for ages and how much i love it. Now I need to go and make a card with them !!! I have added your beautiful new paper pad to my wish list to after yesterday's beautiful card !!! (Sorry but illness has got the better of me the last few days.) Thank you for some fab cards and videos though. All beautiful as usual. I really love the card using the Ornate Octagons and the Indus Gemini die down either side. I think it is very pretty. I would love to make my own version of this one as I have the dies needed !!! Thank you very much Sue for sharing your gorgeous card and video today.
Thinking of you always and sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Thinking of you Tina E and family. Sending you and all your family my heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Tres said...

Sorry I forgot to say congratulations to todays lucky card winner. Well done love from Tres x x x

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone,
sorry being so late but have had my anniversary
going on since yesterday even if it's today the date:-)
Today's card and tutorial is fabulous ,thank you Sue.
love to give this a go in the next few days.Thank you also
for helping me reg. a new handle for my GC x

Happy Birthday Tracy, hope you have had a nice day and
you managed to enjoy some celebrations.
Lorraine, good to hear Darcey is better. Even pets are
a worry when they are not well, cuddles to them both.
Hope you are all right and do some crafting to help
Yvonne, hope you George have managed to find his way back
home by now :-) Congrats for passing the driving !
Congratulations to Anne for winning a card.Take care.
Wheelybad, good news about your chair. Hope you are better
and you looking after yourself, cuddles to Harry.
Tina E, thinking of you and the family.
Diane, hope you all alright and Emma happy in Uni.

Its gone very cold again, so if going out be careful
if you live in a area with snow and ice too.
Sending warm hugs to you all, extra special ones to
my friends ,Patricia,Littlelamb,Margaret corgi owner,
Johanna,Wendy ,Saba and many more.....
Maria x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the background and thanks for the great video.

Happy birthday Tracy
Congratulations Anne on winning Sues card

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What. Pretty card today, love that background tecnique. Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to Anne, enjoy your card xx
Tracey happy birthday, you are a star doing bag packing after your treatment and on your birthday! Xxx
Hi Maria my lovely friend - yes all ok thanks, Emma's fine too we are hoping to pay her a visit soon xxx

DeeDee7770 said...

I just watched your video and I now have a few more items for my list. I absolutely love your oyster technique and can't wait to try it. Such a beautiful card Sue. Have a great Sunday.

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. Love the background you've created. I'm itching to have a try at the oyster shell technique.
Congratulations to Anne.
Take care everyone.

Sassy said...

I always love your videos and this one was wonderful too. I love your techniques for using Cosmic Shimmer. Your card is so elegant yet not too complicated. Love it!
Sandra Smith

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful card

Vie
x

ursula said...

Just love that background you have made to look like Mother of Pearl, it is stunning and just finishes this amazing card, those dinky flowers too are beautiful.....a really amazing card, love it.....luv Ursula xx

Jane Franklin said...

Wow thats nice. Looking forward to watching how its done. Luv jxxx

Janet Wilson said...

Absolutely love the background

Dawn Holben said...

Sue that card is absolutely gorgeous and I so love that background.
This is another technique I must try as I love the results you get from it.
And the die is top of my list now.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Such a gorgeous card, love the oyster shell look, looks pretty real too.
Di B, x

julie laz said...

How beautiful this card look, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx