Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Beaded Texture Background


Hi bloggers!  Today's card is a simple unisex sort of card that shows you how to use texture paste and micro beads to achieve an interesting texture on your cards.





















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


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149 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card, love it.
I've enjoyed reading about everyone's experiences at Ally Pally, it sounds fabulous.
Heather, I'm sorry for your loss, problem with posting early you are a day late with everything, but you are in my thoughts.
Daily hugs to all including Melody Molly and our very brave Tracey.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the background.

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
lovely card always like to see textue. x

dmj from kettering said...




I do enjoy these videos, what a stunning card!!!



Doreen x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful I love the colour you have used it's so different

Debs Cards xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A brilliant card and, a great video, thank you.
Recorder is all set for tomorrow and tonight.
Take care Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue, like the background. Look forward to video. JJxx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

I love this card. It's beautiful. Love everything about it.
D x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, I love working with texture paste. Yvonne xx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
What a great idea. It's so useful. Love it!
Anne M xxx

tracy w said...

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

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the colour another design I need to try I have a huge collection of ribbon I need to use
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

laura ann kempster said...

Hi Sue,

Another beautiful card, thanks for sharing!

Laura x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Wow Sue, this is just so elegant. I love the vintage gold card, some gold card stock can look in your face, tacky and cheap (call me a craft snob if you like) but I know what I like and it's not common looking gold card, this is my 'go to' gold card for Golden anniversary celebration cards. I love the look of the texture paste too with the added micro beads, all in all a beautiful classie expensive looking card.
Have all your show's ready to tape, so looking forward to watching then watching back. Time to delete some films to make more craft space as that percentage bar sure is looking sick now lol.
As usual I will end by sending my friendly hugs to you Sue, my deep thoughts are with our Tina E after her heart rendering message on her blog, which through sobbing tears took a few attempts to read, and hugs go to Sam and TOB too.
Have a good day Sue, I'm sure that you have an extremely mega busy time ahead xxx 🌹

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and just love that ribbon. Must admit bought this ribbon and every time I get it out to use I just look and feel it then put it away a bit like you do with some of your favourite card, I am going to use it is what I keep telling myself, ha ha. Have a great day Sue, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A great cad ,i love the colors used so different.
Will watch the video later
Take Care
Elaine H X

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card today and I actually had time to watch the video. I must give this technique a go, now the grandchildren are back at school/ childminders after the holidays I have a bit more time for me.
I forgot to congratulate all the winners yesterday, apologies to everyone and congratulations to the winners.
I'm hoping to get my craft room finished this afternoon and have a play with all my new craft stuff.
Have a lovely day
Maggie

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Elegant card. Love the background very classy.
Jan

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Texture paste and micro beads - I'm in messy heaven! This is such a classy card and I agree with Stephanie that this has to be the "go to" gold card. All your shows are set to record, unfortunately pesky work means that I won't be able to watch live.
Helen, what an awful experience you've had, it's disgraceful that some people still think behaviour like this is acceptable. I had something similar happen to me on a bus (in my much younger days) but being the gobby mare that I am I grabbed the hand, held it up in the air and shouted "does anyone know who this belongs to because I've just found it on my bum". The offender made a very sharp exit at the next stop!
Tracy - you are so brave and positive, only a couple more days to go, you are an inspiration to us all. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Thank you for another spectacular card the texture paste and microbeads certainly make and interesting touché feel card, colour way is subtle and the knotted two tone ribbon finishes the statement.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. This looks fab! Will watch video later and learn. TFS.

Debra Kenworthy said...

Fabulous card Sue! Love the look of the texture paste and micro beads. The ribbon finishes it off perfectly. Keep these different techniques coming please as I'm really enjoying them. Debra x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, fantastic card.
Nancyd xx

auscrafts said...

Lovely card Sue, like the background

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh yes I am loving todays card, I have got the stencil for this and have been waiting for you to show this type of card, yiphee.

I hope you have recovered from Ally Pally, what a great show it was.

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

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is just fabulous, brilliant video, great tips. Love the texture paste and micro beads. I really must get this mask as it has such a lovely pattern. I was wondering if it was just coincidence that the colours of your top match just about the colours of the card? Have a great day all. Bx

Anonymous said...

Really lovely card, Sue, love the colours and how your top co-ordinates, too! Another technique to try (hey Tracy - messy!) and the look of the microbeads for texture is fab. Great video - thank you. Got (really) messy with shaving foam recently, think ink used not strong enough so a bit of a disaster and certainly room for improvement.
Laine - hope Darcey okay, anyone who's had UTI will sympathise - but not generally a sign of kidney failure, thank heavens.
Helen, what a mammoth journey! And so sorry for the upsetting ending to your day, what a louse.
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

PharmacyMichele said...

Fantastic card, really lovely & could be used for many occasions.

Michele

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A lovely card and looks great with the micro beads on the texture paste (something that I wouldn't have thought about combining). I look forward to watching the video when I get in from work tonight.x

Theresa said...

Good Morning Sue and all your crafty crew
Beautiful card this morning Sue nor watched the video yet I am saving that treat for later
Hope you are well and recovering from AP
Take care hugs to all that may need one
Theresa G xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card, Sue. Always good to have different texture techniques- thank you.
Jan
Northampton

carol quinn said...

Exquisite
Carol

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning card, great skill and techniques

hazel young said...

stunning card sue love the background and colours used x xhazel

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
this card made me sure I had to have the Sydney die- like there was ever a doubt lol !!
the micro beads and texture paste look fabulous
hugs
Muriel x

Jackie Trinder said...

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

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this is a lovely card, I saw this at Ally Pally it is truly stunning,. I'm looking forward to seeing your new demos
Kathy B x

Chris Curry said...

A lovely, elegant card Sue and yes could definitely be good for a man too. I rarely use texture paste, no confidence I guess, but love the micro beads so I think I will have to try this. Looking forward to your shows tonight. Xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

You are certainly showing us some really inspirational backgrounds lately - this one is just gorgeous and so classy...keep'em coming!...lol

Izzy

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very lovely card and the background is beautiful . love Jean Z xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card - love the background. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,I am back on line at long last. What a clever technique. Must try this .I watched your show at Ally Pally ,but I was unable to record it. But thanks to Hochanda, they showed your show in the early hours so I managed to recorded it . Gloria(Sidcup) xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I need to watch this Video now, as I love this card!
CraftySuetoo that was clever, there are some creeps about!
Take care
Love Marg

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning card. So rich looking. As Steph says I too am a gold card snob. Will be watching tonight.

Love Rosemarie x x

Anne said...

A really lovely card, Sue. Love the way you have used the ribbon.

Anne (Northampton)

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card, so elegant!
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I just love this card (and the fact that the top you are wearing is colour coordinated too!). I haven't dabbled in texture paste yet but after watching your video I am definitely going to give it a try. The micro beads are such a great addition. Love the bow, love everything about it. Looking forward to your shows. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Suemac said...

Another classy card

sandy acland said...

Love this card, so many different textures:0)

Sandy (tort)

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. Such a classy card for today's post, I always think gold and black look stunning together, and yet another technique to add to our crafty arsenal. Thank you

Lisbeth

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - this card is stunning - love the pearl texture paste too - another 'must have'!!!
Janette

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, love the background.xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab texture and design

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, really must watch the video

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a bright sunny morning, well that really does show of the paste with those micro beads, its a stunning result. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, I really must get to grips with texture paste it looks so good on your card.
Lydia
X

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue this card is stunning love it I need s golden wedding card this would be perfect thank you for sharing love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Wow stunning card and I love the background you've created with the wavy mask and the texture paste, the Sydney die is gorgeous too. I got your Australian background this morning as part of anniversary present from my lovely husband, 44years today

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love the textured background, will watch video later, off to the hairdressers.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Sylvia Yates said...

Just love this card. A bit miffed I can't get hochanda on free - view at the moment. Just hope I can get it on my tablet to watch tonight's launch. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card. I will have to watch the video later on today.
Regards,
Evis M.

Bente Sørflaten said...

A wonderful background for a wonderful card!
Thanks for the video!

Annie Pennington said...

Oohh love the micro beads in the texture paste. Gives it a unique look.

Got me thinking about what else can be embedded in the paste :-)

Annie P
xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Trish C
Have read your blog daily for years and I feel I know you all as friends plus a daily dose of Sue's brilliant card ideas what could be better. Looking forward to your new die collection. Elissa and Katie's granny xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Today's card is gorgeous I love the textured background I would never have thought of using micro beads with texture paste!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a stunning card and the background is gorgeous. Can see this card made in many beautiful colours. Thanks for another great video. Cant wait to see your beautiful samples on tonights and tomorrows shows.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely card really like the texture background

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I love your card today sue its even more stunning in real life x your soft gold card is gorgeous and embosses beautifully and this has just reminded me that I meant to get some more at ally pally x doh ! Should have remembered my list x I did get some more of the ribbon though its lovely x looking forward to your hochanda shows x
laine I do hope darcy is ok x
Helen what an awful man x hope you are ok x
Wheely bad thinking of you x
Tracy sending big hugs x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Very elegant looking card. xxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Micro beads and texture paste I'm in crafters heaven! Lol. Beautiful card the gold cards my absolute favourite.
Thank you everybody for your kind wishes they were very much appreciated X
Hugs x
Heather T

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card and a lovely sentiment. SueL x

Tressa said...

The words 'stunning' and 'classy' have been used above and I can only those sentiments. You have used two of my favourite things here, texture paste and the wavy mask, but to top it off, you have added the micro beads - fabulous. I am not a great lover of bows on cards but the use of the wide grosgrain ribbon and a knot solves a problem for me for the times when I would like to add ribbon; you have shown here how effective this can be.

So, thanks for yet more ideas.

Teresa

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a lovely treat it was for me to open your bloke today. I was stroking this cards at AP on Saturday, you did say you had made a YouTube video, I have been looking through your videos and just couldn't find it, so I had decided I would send you an email today and ask what title you had given it to help my search. You can imagine my reaction on seeing this here today, I have to tell everyone it is even more beautiful in the flesh (for want of a better expression) I did manage to find the wave mask on your stand, but in my excitement forgot to get the grosgrain ribbon. I'm sure I can find a substitute in my stash. I will give you just one guess what I will be trying out in My craft room later

Thank you so much, you have really made me one very very happy bunny, sending love and hugs, Brenda XXX !

iReneM said...


A stunning card, Sue.

Such a gorgeous BG technique

Superb vid tut as always :)

x

Paula said...

What are you doing to me Sue? I love blues, lilacs, turquoise, yet here you are lately using gold etc and I've found myself liking these cards more and more. :) Must go and make myself a cup of tea so I can sit and watch the video in comfort.
Hugs to all in need today.
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card and technique just love it sue thank you for sharing. Love the colours which matched your top don't k ow if this was intentional or not but looked fab xxx love Yvonne Bennett xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the background. Will have to watch later to find out how to achieve this.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The background is gorgeous. Thanks for your video.

Littlelamb said...

Love this card and saw it 'in the flesh' on Saturday. Got the mask but then my granddaughter said she wanted micro beads. She didn't say that you had used them with the paste and we didn't find them. Now I understand why she wanted them and, of course, we haven't got any. Oh dear.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hey Brenda Lello. I can hear Sue laughing from here lol. Love the predictive text typo 😁 xx

Scottydog said...

Beautiful, elegant card & with just the knot instead of a bow will be great for a man. Off to try his as I have the elements for the background - hurrah! Thank you Sue.

Suebak said...

Great video. Loving the textured paste. I have only ever used white. The gold is subtle and to cover with micro beads enhances it wonderfully.

Susan x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is lovely, I especially love how you have used the ribbon.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. Love the mask/texture paste and of course, the gorgeous die and how you've used them altogether. Funnily enough, I was only using my microbeads yesterday and wondering whether you still use them, with all the new stuff that's coming out. I really love them.
Hugs, Rose

Sue MacFall said...

This is a beautiful card, Sue. I have this stencil and love using it so it will be great to learn another technique.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Crafti Moggie said...

Love the card today Sue and the video was great. The micro beads look amazing and I must use the pot of them I have in my crafty cupboard for so long.

Thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A most elegant card today! These colours always look classy! Love the background and the ribbon so simply tied!
Haven't watched the video yet but will do so later!
All the very best for tonight's and tomorrow's Shows!
Tracy - nearly half way through the last week!!
Pat L - many Congratulations to you and your husband on your Anniversary - have a lovely day! Xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

What a classy card absolutely love it

Anne

TOB said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. hugs Theresa xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
Just A very Quick Comment Today As I've Had A Really Busy Morning,
I Watched Your Tremendous Video With Your Outstanding Card,
I Love The Superb Tips And Techniques You've Shared, Until You Used
The Fabulous Ribbon And Micro Beads I Forget That I Have Them, Infact I Have The
Ribbon In A Selection Of Colours.
Take Care My Dearest Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Also Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, I love the texture paste and micro beads combo, if I saw it in the flesh I would want to touch it! I love the ribbon too, yes I've got some but don't use it because it's too nice - what are we all like!! Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxx

Norma said...

Love this card so much I have ordered the mask and some texture paste - can't wait to try it. Thanks again for another beautiful card - Norma

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A really interesting technique that produces a lovely card.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, at first glance this is an understated card but on closer inspection and after watching the video it is clear that there is actually quite a lot going on. I like it a lot.
I certainly would not have thought to put micro beads onto texture paste and the Sydney die has to be added to my need list as you have made so many lovely cards lately using this die.

I hope you are rested, refreshed and ready for your first show tonight. I will be watching and recording as usual.

Pat L – Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, what a gem to get you a Sue die. Hope you are having a lovely day.

Frances

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, what a great card, really elegant, and a fabulous colour combination. Would not have thought about putting Micro beads on Texture Paste but will have to have a go.
Will miss your show tonight but will watch it on catch-up, so that gives me something to look forward to .
Wendyx

KarinsArtScrap said...

oo wow stunning background Sue, it's again very elegant and stunning card

gr karin van eijk

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
this is a great card for those who are not frills and flowers fans.
I had recorded one of the Hochanda Ally Pally shows (only on after midnight until May) and was really looking forward to catching up with you again but after about 15 minutes I gave up as I wanted to see you and not listen to a lot of unnecessary chattering. One of the reasons I stopped watching a lot of C&C shows too.
Sorry, there will be so many out there who don't agree with me but hey ho you can't please everyone.

Love
Meg
xxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
MUST USE MORE MICRO BEADS THEY LOOK SO GOOD. YEP GREAT CARD FOR BOTH SEXS. CAN SEE IT TRIMMED WITH FLOWERS OR A CAR. WONDERFUL JOB. ENJOYED THE VIDEO TOO.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Jane Franklin said...

Just love the background on this. Luv jxxx

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the texture paint and micro beads.

ursula said...

Such a beautiful technique today and a stunning card as a result...as you say not too fussy so suitable for many an occasion...thanks Sue ...luv Ursula xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. I really like the simplicity, as you say it would be great as a male card also. Lovely colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

terrie said...

Great looking card......nice use of the micro beads....tfs and well done Sue

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty crew.
Oh I love this one sue. Elegant and classy. Love the black n gold together it's just so pretty.
Now u know I don't like getting messy!!! I do have micro beads somewhere but never used them lol like a lot of my stuff!! I keep telling hubby that it's my retirement fund hobby lol got a wee while to go before I get there hee hee.

Thanks to all the wonderful blog friends for their support and well wishes this week. I'm almost there!!! 3 more boosts to go!! All is going as it should be. Just need to get my emotions and thoughts in order now lol

Love to all xx

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, going to make one right now!! It was great to see you again at Ally Pally, my friends and I had a really good day.
Kind regards,
Sheila

barbara macaskill said...

What a striking card!! Makes my eyes want to sing! LOVE how the micro beads add to the texture of the embossing! Yummy, yummy, yummy!! TFS!

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I love the colours you've chosen for this card...a great unisex card for any occasion and all you need to do is change the sentiment. Thanks for the video, you really showed just how easy it is to get a great card.
I'm kicking myself as I have never yet got around to buying any texture paste, although a friend of mine has told me I can use acrylic filler so I'm going to practise with some that I can tint with some metallic paint, then when I've got the technique right I can stock up on some of your wonderful coloured paste :)
Bejay xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Striking and love the mix of textures.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great demo. I love the textured paste you have used.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love this card! I love the micro beads on the texture paste (such a brilliant idea), I love the ribbon, I love the embossed lines and I love the colour scheme! Thank you for sharing this beauty with us.
Hugs.

Karen Drew said...

Stunning. Never used micro beads......maybe it is time I did! Lol
Luv
Karen xx

liz spooner said...

What a lovely card Sue, and the colours are stunning together.xx

Janet Wilson said...

Love the beads on the texture paste background

Dawn Holben said...

This is so pretty, really love the colours and the micro beads
look fab along used with the texture paste.
Thank you for another fab video too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Oh my can't wait to watch the video and give this a go.
Beverley W

Lynda's craft's said...

Good Afternoon Sue & Wilsonetts
Wow Stunning card today Sue as others have said it's Gorgeous in the flesh
I also saw this card on Saturday at AP. I will DEFENTLY try this out.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xxx

TRACY well done my friend your nearly there at the finishing line. I'm proud of you.
Hope Alice is ok too.love & Hug's Lynda xx

Wheelybad hope you ok love & Big Hug's & Cuddles for Billy xxx

Beth Big Hug's for you & cuddles for your girls love Lynda xxx( I have sent you Email )
Big Hug's for all Wilsonlettes xxx

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Oh my - this is absolutely stunning. Magnificent, rich, majestic and completely opulent. So striking and cannot wait to watch the video but that will have to wait until another time x
At present I am trying to sort myself out to watch (without interruption) the best thing on tv. I decided to change my bed today as I am fully intending to take you to bed with me Sue and there is nothing better than clean and beautifully scented fresh sheets to get a girl in the mood. An inviting bed and you - what else could a girl possibly need!
I had not anticipated how the changing of my bed would tire me out. I know it should be a perfectly straight forward task but I am still trying to clamber back to some sort of routine and my strength is certainly not as it should be - and it is not brilliant even when I feel good!! Anyway - job done and it is fragrant and inviting and I will be in it very shortly.
Please forgive my not reading today's comments my friends but one must prioritize and much as I love you all my love for Queen Sue far exceeds any feelings I have for other Wilsonettes - even you Laine x
So with the prospect of having an early night with our wonderful leader I will bid you goodnight and assure you that I fully intend to catch up tomorrow.
Happy thoughts one and all and enjoy watching the master at work
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Karen M said...

Hello Sue
A very different technique for me, thank you really nice card,
Best wishes
Karen M

gailgale said...

I love this card!!!
Thank you for the video.

CraftyJo said...

Hmm, not too sure about this but I'll watch the video and see the details.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What an absolutely beautiful card and technique, thank you.
Tracy, on the last lap. You are a star.
love to all
Maureen xxx

Theresa Pace said...

i remember seeing that card at ally pally. great colour combo and you were colour coded to it too :) great card for both sexes, hugs xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Thank you your video and beautiful card, the background is stunning X X X

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A very lovely card,good colour combo.Hope you had enough time to recover from Ally Pally before tonights show

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Have just watched your first show on Hochanda and really enjoyed the demos. Will keep this video to watch in bed on my tablet.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Oooooh I simply adore texture paste and mixing it up with micro beads is ingenious, something that would never have occurred to me to try.
I'm a bit of an obsessive clean freak as you know but even I don't mind getting a little messy for the sake of such a beautiful effect.....adding the micro beads to that lush pale gold paste whilst wet? Who'd of thought other than you brilliant lady!
If that wasn't enough you have used my personal favourite....after winning it in the blog draw....the Sydney die. This card didn't need something fussy and ornate to detract from the background and the Sydney die provides just the right amount of oomph! Without compromising the beauty of the background, the perfect balance. Who needs flowers when you can have a stunning knotted piece of grosgrain ribbon? The ideal finishing touch. A superb demo Sue...as always...done with professionalism and flair....and brownie points for co ordinating your lovely top with the card, much respect, you're my kind of gal:-)
I'm pleased to report that I got a semi decent nights sleep last night, Darcey had her walk and then her supper before coming to bed with me without so much as a whimper:-) She was quiet all night long....probably in the hope that we would cancel the vets appointment....only disturbing me a few times for a cuddle. We had to sabotage her mid morning snooze and put my rather reluctant princess into her cat basket, fur flew but no growls or scratches because she is a lady after all! The vet gave her the once over and deduced that "she must have sorted herself"!!??!? Her bladder was empty and his advice was to bring her back immediately if the symptoms reoccur. Great news, plus she has lost weight into the bargain, just a little over a pound to be precise which means the diet has worked and she's back at her original weight:-) Sorted!
I have been waiting patiently all day long for Sues show this evening and wasn't disappointed. Like Yvonne, I decided to enjoy the proceedings in the privacy of my king size bed where I could give her my full and undivided attention....my sheets weren't quite as fresh as Yvonne's but passable if you ignore the patch of Darceys cat fur located on her spot. It took me all of five minutes to decide and purchase the New Zealand collection and Sues paper pad....don't worry, my mum knows and gave her blessing:-)....and I am uber excited to add them to my collection. So looking forward to the shows tomorrow though I will have to tape them and catch up later because I have an appointment to have some skin cancer removed:-(
Yvonne, I know that you claim to be snuggling up with Sue but clean sheets, having your first bath in a fortnight AND a clean nightie means only one thing in my book and I don't think you have any plans to watch Tv tonight do you?:-)
Cuddles to allxxxx

Laine1972xxxx

karenlotty said...

Fab card Just getting ready to watch your 8pm show on Hochanda ( think it'll be repeated at 10pm)

DeCor said...

Hi Sue
Am so thrilled to see you posting the cards you demoed at AP. This card is so striking that I picked up the mask and ribbon so will have a go at this tomorrow. Really enjoyed your show tonight. Love it all but particularly the Magnolia and really touched by your Maggie story/friendship
. Wonderful. Thank you again

DeCor said...

Hi Sue
Am so thrilled to see you posting the cards you demoed at AP. This card is so striking that I picked up the mask and ribbon so will have a go at this tomorrow. Really enjoyed your show tonight. Love it all but particularly the Magnolia and really touched by your Maggie story/friendship
. Wonderful. Thank you again

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely to see a card that had been denied fir Ally Pally. I look forward to seeing how this one was done. I'll have to find this mask amongst my stash.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card, really elegant. Kicking myself now as I intended to buy some of this ribbon at Ally Pally, but forgot to go back for some.
Love the Sydney die. I have yet to watch tonight's Hochanda show, but have recorded it.

Happy Anniversary to Pat and hubby, I hope you've had a lovely day.

Yvonne, thanks for your comments last night, I wish I could have done what you probably would have, he deserved it. I hope you enjoyed watching Sue's show from the comfort of your nice clean bed.

Sue, I agree it is disgraceful people can think it's ok. I loved what you did on the bus though, they should be shamed, I agree. Thinking about it I reckon he had probably done this before, as he was very clever in the way he leaned in so no one could see anything. Because the train was so full, I was standing in the aisle and kept pushing myself as close as possible to the gap between two seats to allow people to get past. I thought he wanted to, but instead he trapped me using both arms and I had used up any free space. I felt sorry for his wife/partner who was sitting with a baby on her knee!

P in Wales, yes it was a mammoth journey, but Ally Pally was great, and yes I was a bit upset and felt so stupid for not doing or saying anything, but I got home safely. Unfortunately, my hubby was on a golfing tri until Monday evening, so I probably thought to much about it when I got home. Thanks for your kind words.

Theresa W, yes I'm ok thanks. I'm not giving him anymore of my thoughts. Horrible man.

Love Helen xx






Lorraine Freeman said...

Wow what a fantastic use of the wave mask. A truly elegant card.
Glad to hear Ally Pally went well. It's a good job I hadn't booked anything as I was poorly all weekend.
I don't know where the days are going and I am getting a bit cross at missing so much of the blog.
Sending love n hugs

dragonswing said...

Beautiful card!! Now if I could only find the texture paste and micro beads. None of the craft stores around me carry them. I had ordered the paste from a scrapbook store and waited over 18 months and she never got it in. Store is out of business now.

Eunice said...

Lovely card!! Love the combination of the texture paste and the micro beads, awesome!!

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, beautiful use of texture paste. Sensational card.
Love Val in SPAIN X

Sandy H said...

Fabulous card and video. Love the background you have created with the texture paste and micro beads. I tried a sparkling texture paste with a mask (sadly not the wavy lines) for the first time last week and I was really pleased with the result as I half-expected a messy disaster.
Pat L., congratulations to you and your husband on your anniversary. Hope you had a lovely day.
Take care everyone.

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue*

sorry that I’m late on commenting for this beautiful card (it is the techniques that have intrigued me aswel) what with AP Sat & going back to work I kinda got knocked for six, but it was worth it as I would not have missed AP for the world, it was a lovely enjoyable experience.

As for the ribbon I was lucky enough to purchase, at AP, a 4 colour pack of this for an amazing £2 (2 packs in fact & a lovely lot of ribbon in each to boot) & I love how a knot in this is just as effective as making a bow, might just try to make a bow with bow maker with this just to see the end result will be, it will either be fun, very frustrating, a grrrrr moment, a disaster or a complete success but I have the patience so who knows, well I’ll let you know * Lol.

I love the effect achieved with the paste & beads...one time I used the beads & forgot to add them to the card over the large tray & they rolled everywhere with a vengeance & I was like a being possessed trying to catch them up from every nook & cranny, luckily they are packed into a generous sized pot so I still had plenty left.

I’d like to send the sentiment right back at you Sue, with one exception to say is that your friendship to us is a ‘million BIG things’ x x x

Love & hugs to you Sue & to all lovely Wilsonettes Beth B x x x x x

julie laz said...

Lovely, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Jan from Long Island said...

Fabulous video Sue. Love, love, love this technique and must give it a try. Wish I had your talent!

Tami Grant said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue. It is so elegant with the gold and black, I just love it!

SueJ said...

A really lovely card, love the colour combination.

IVY Cheong said...

Lovely technique, lovely card. Hugs, Ivy C x

Jean said...

So pretty!

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A really chic look for this card, loving the background.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
Pretty late so just wanted to say that I love
this card.

Sending hugs to anyone who need one

Hugs to all wilsonette's and to my special
friends.

Maria x

Alison Thorne said...

Love the texture background on this one - gorgeous card and lovely colours xxx

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card, I don't often think about adding texture but this look gorgeous.
Jennywren x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card & love it, gorgeous design, striking colours & looks amazing & suitable for many occasions for the ladies & men alike.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)