Thursday, 21 April 2016

Heated Pearls Technique

Hi bloggers!  The Heated Pearl technique has been a favourite of mine for a long time.  It has great texture and is a winning combo for those males cards too!

Don't forget to scroll down to the post below this one and check the list of die winners!  There are still quite a few that have not been claimed yet!!

 The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam Hartlepool said...

Beautiful card Sue, l love it.
June Horrocks, I received my delivery of the poppy dies yesterday, you will love them, they are stunning.
Daily hugs to all including June, Tracey, Melody and Molly and all who just need a hug.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. Must give this technique a try and as you said a great one for the guys. Once again congratulations to all the lucky winners. Enjoy your prize and happy crafting.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a gorgeous card, I will be watching the video to learn the techniques when hubby gets ups.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners of the die launch competition.

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

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & as you said a great technique for male's cards . Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely background Sue, will be watching video later . Congratulations to all the winners . JJxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much a great card and video.
Once again congratulations to all the winners,
It is a brilliant feeling when you see your name pop up have fun all and take care Kitty.

dmj from kettering said...

Love this technique, yet another one to try!!

I'm one of the lucky winners!!! Congrats to all the others,

Doreen x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card
Congratulations to the die winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card
Congratulations to the die winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely card and as you say a great one for the boys. I might have to try this one. Sad I didn't win any of the dies but congratulations to all the winners.
D xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats all winners. Another great card Sue.

Marion Bull said...

Stunning card Sue, will watch the video later. Congrats to all those who won last week. Lucky people!

Maggie B xx

auscrafts said...

Lovely card

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card,
Congratulations to all the comment winners!
Anne xo

Jan on the Fosse said...

HI Sue
Great card another idea for a man's card.

Elizabeth Beal said...
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CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Interesting technique, I don't know how you keep coming up with new ideas. Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your prizes. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue,

I will comment later but I hope you don't mind I just wanted to leave this info in response to Heathers help question yesterday...

HEATHER CHEESMUR* please try CRAFTSMATIC website,, I have just looked & they do have some BLUSH F/Card in stock, hope this helps & you get to order some okay

Beth B x x x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card especially for the men in your life, family or friends.
Great technique - thank you!!
Congratulations to all the die winners!!!!
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely technique Sue. The colours look so rich and majestic.

Annie P

hazel young said...

Stunning gorgeous card Sue xx hazel

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue, congrats to all the winners!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card the background is so different, and like you say perfect for male cards. Have a great day. Bx

A Happercrafter6 said...

The card looks lovely, Sue. Will watch video later and try technique. Well done too the winners.

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
I love the way you have done this technique, I must give it a try.
Thanks for sharing

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Congrats to the winners! Fab video. Love the look of this technique. I will be trying this for some men cards. It reminds me of quartz or that sort of stone with a metallic looking surface. Can't think of the name though!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very rich looking card. Love this technique. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs all round.

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card and a great technique. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today and it's good to have this tecnique as a video reminder to hold our hands as we try it out so thank you for that.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners, enjoy playing with your new dies.
Love Diane G xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A strikingly, rich and opulent card, love the beautiful colours. Thank you for the great tutorial.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. Yesterday I received the poppy dies and the shadow box lattice. I am hoping to have a play today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

laura ann kempster said...

Hi Sue,

What a stunning card! I love the technique and will definitely be trying it for some masculine cards as I always struggle with ideas for those! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Laura K x

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PharmacyMichele said...

Brilliant card, love the background-will be trying this out very soon.

Congrats to all the winners. I was very fortunate to win the Bruge die-I'm thrilled.


Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant card, love the technique. Congrats again to all the winners....I was lucky enough to win the double pierced circles....absolutely over the moon. Thank you Sue.
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely card! xxx

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous card Sue. Thank you. This looks a great technique, hope I will be brave enough to try it. Congratulations to all the winners, you lucky things. Have a good day. Xx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Will watch the video later when the house is awake but what a fabulous card and cannot wait to see the technique used x
Well done again to the lucky winners x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Stunning effect Sue. Gorgeous card so rich and opulent. I will catch up with the video tutorial later as intrigued to see if it's pixi dust (which I need to look into more before I buy)
I'd completely forgotten about the draw for the new collection until I opened the door - congrats to the new owners, some regular comment leavers I recognise, some I don't ! So if you are fairly new to Particraft, welcome and hope to read your comments and compliments on a regular basis.
Another beautiful day in Lancashire with the sun gracing us with its presence again (doesn't happen all that often up here) !!
So I wish for you a happier day Sue full of sunshine and pixies xxx

theresa w said...

Steph just wanted to say a big thankyou I found what I was looking for xxx
Theresa w x

anne mather said...

Wow sue - so rich and colourful. Will watch later. Looks great!
Anne M xxx

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue , i will watch your video later with my well earned coffee.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely card and congrats to the winners

Jane Franklin said...

Beautiful card and just watched the video, great. Now I know where I went wrong when I tried it after Ally P.! Thank you Sue, excellent video and its certainly a great card for men.
Congrats to all the winners, enjoy. Luv jxxx

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card, congratulations to the lucky winners

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

SueJ said...

Stunning card Sue, will have to go to you tube to watch the video, for some reason still can't see the videos on the blog with this new computer.

karenlotty said...

Congrats to the winners Enjoy your new gifts I will have to watch video later after work It looks very interesting

Anne said...

What a great card, Sue. Will watch the video later - I am intrigued as to how you achieve this effect.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Anne (Northampton)

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Good morning Sue, thank you for this great and useful video and fantastic card X X X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely, rich-looking background and so simple to do too - that's my kind of

Congratulations to all the lucky die winners, enjoy your prizes...


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card today. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

sonja_w said...

Fab card, really enjoyed watching the video,mthanks for sharing another great technique xx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card .I was so excited to see my name pop up as a winner. Thank you Sue you are so generous .Congrats to all the winners. Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, I thought that you had been at the gilding flakes again when I opened your blog. How wrong am I? Will find out later when I can spend time watching your video. Hugs. X. Pauline A

Suemac said...

Lovely card

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
fabulous rich technique, beautiful card, will watch video later.
congratulations to all of the winners
Muriel x

Sylvia Yates said...

The card looks fabulous. Thought it was gilding flakes. I'm out today so will have to watch video later to see how it's done. Congrats to all the winners.. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. brilliant technique.

Congratulations to all the winners. Enjoy
Karen xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous technique I can't wait to try it, I enjoyed the video thanks for sharing. The card is gorgeous and suitable for a male card but if you just change the colours add some flowers etc it will also make a beautiful card for the ladies.
Congratulations to all the very lucky winners enjoy your prize!
Hugs x
Heather T

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I thought it was Gilding Flakes too!
I will watch Video later!
Today the local Church has its flag flying, must be someone elses Birthday, other than mine, who can that be?
Happy Birthday HRH!
Well done to the lucky winners too!
Take care
Love Marg

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, a great card especially for males, I love the background
Kathy B x

Tressa said...

Gorgeous card. The background is stunning.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a great card and as you say can be one for the men too. Will be watching the video later. Congratulations to all the lucky winners yesterday - including the three Yvonnes! Best wishes

iReneM said...

Wow! This is a very interesting technique

Just glue and mica powders, would you believe it...
and a stunning result.

A gorgeous card :)

Superb vid tut as always - thanks Sue


Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a great technique, going to give this a try, it looks great and as you say great for the guys.
Congratulations to all the winners. x

hollyberry said...

Lovely card,love the effect this technique gives the background.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a dull Thursday morning, that looks just a fabulous technique to try I will definitely have to give them one a go once Ive got my hands on some black gloss card. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the effect. Will watch video later.

June Horrocks said...

Thank you Pam I am over the moon about my die can't wait to see it xxxxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Going to save your video for later but wanted to congratulate all the winners. Enjoy your lovely dies everyone.
SueL x

June Horrocks said...

Love the card today sue it's beautiful I'm so happy about winning my poppy thank you so much xxxxxxlovr June horrocks get well soon June smith xxxxx

nannapat said...

Thank you for the video Sue, what a great technique. Pat x

Littlelamb said...

Congratulations to all the winners. Liked this technique when I saw it at Ally Pally. Thank you for the video. Enjoyed watching that

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue Lovely card love the background great technique Congratulations to all you lucky winners!

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue Lovely card love the background great technique Congratulations to all you lucky winners!

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Great card, will try it out need a mans card next week,
Thank you, congratulations to all the winners,
Best wishes
Karen M

Val Jones said...

Stunning Sue. The background is truly beautiful.
Love Val in Spain x

Helen Bell said...

Good morning Sue

I'm so glad that you were over the moon with the response to your latest die launch. We all do really appreciate what you do, and we love your creations, and thank you for your generosity.

I hope the winners are still on a high from yesterday.

Great card today, will watch the video later.

Love Helen xxx

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & lovely Wilsonettes* I really look forward to watching your videos not only is it fabulous to see your extraordinary techniques but you are such a natural narrator & I can quite happily watch knowing I’m going to get my own attempt right off first time (I can see me using the following colours together ‘Black Pearl – Antique Red – Enchanted Gold & Antique Blue) with your clear & concise demonstration.

Thank you for sharing with us Sue but it seems I’m not the only one who thought Ah!!! ‘Gilding Flakes’ from the first momentary look of the background I thought this must be an amazing new technique of yours using, yep you got it ‘Guilding Flakes’*Lol. The pastel finish is very appealing to me & I agree that the shiny black border compliments it exceedingly well, I can actually visualise this with acetate over the front x x x

I would also like to say ‘Heartiest Congratulations’ to all the winners from Sue’s fantastic new launch, what an extremely generous lady & with fabulous SW inspiration you are sure to be making fantastic cards with your lovely gifts; enjoy x x x

JUNE* OooH poor you my friend, my tummy did a butterfly cringe reading about those pesky little twisted clips, thankfully as you say they are out so now you can truly begin the healing process. Hope it’s not too long before you can get back to being crafty; lol x x x

MARG* your birthday today? Wow congratulations & how lovely for you to share your birth date with HRH (hope you receive a royal birthday card today?* lol, & hoping you have a lovely day with some SW goodies as pressies to boot x x x

YVONNE G* lovely to hear that Marjorie has improved & is keeping well, she does seem like an extraordinarily amazing lady, but the loveliest thing is that she knows she has you to be there for her x x x (((Hugs LAINE)))x x x this is what I miss about not living in the country & growing up with caring neighbours, they keep themselves to themselves in this neighbourhood so if it wasn’t for work I wouldn’t see anyone for dust.

I can remember when I first came up here I was waiting at the bus stop (on an estate) 2 couples were there (born & bred locals) & we were having a lovely chat, when one suddenly said “you’re not from around here are you”, I said “no have just moved up here”, to which they subsequently turned their backs to me & carried on chatting amongst themselves. I was gobsmacked, having moved from a friendly & caring community, this happened on many occasions, until one day a lovely elderly lady talked to me, she wasn’t a local but had lived here for 14 years & when her husband died not one neighbour came to see how she was (which I thought was sad) anyways I saw her many a time & we chatted & I popped to see her, then she moved back to where she lived before & I’m so pleased for her as she writes often that she is happy & has friends.

HEATHER CHEESMUR* (just in case you miss the earlier post) please try CRAFTSMATIC website,, I have just looked & they do have some BLUSH F/Card in stock, hope this helps & you get to order some okay x x x (hope it's ok to put this on here Sue) x

Must go for now my friends Love ‘n’ (((hugs))) Sue & family x x x to my Special Friends & Fur Babies x x x & to all lovely Wilsonettes. Beth B x x x x x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great mans card, the background looks unusual, will have to find out how on the video later.
Well done to all of the lucky winners.

Craftychris said...

Love that background! Really enjoyed the video, thank you, will be giving this technique a go! Fab card xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous card love this technique you have used ideal for a background for cards

with Dinasaurs or spaceman and planets.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this card is lush - absolutely fabulous - I shall certainly try that technique. Great video, too.
Hugs, Rose

sue starkey said...

Wow what a beautiful card I thought it was The gilding flakes at first but have now watched the video and am sure even I could manage to make something that resembles your Masterpiece
Oh and had to order the double pierced dies too
Yes another sneaky purchase 😀Lol
Happy crafting everyone
Sue (crafty cockney )

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card.Love the technique. Congrats to all the lucky winners.

Anonymous said...

Wow I have won a die thank you so much sue can't wait for it to arrive.
I have had a.bit of a spending spree and bought noble circles, ovals ,and rectangles the rectangles with the lattice inside and the two little finishing touches dies and they are all gorgeous dies. Thank you for bringing them to us

Stunning technique and fab video . Love the card and colours . I am crafting with my daughter and granddaughter at the weekend so when I show them this technique they will think I am so clever lol xxx love Yvonne Bennett xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The background with the heated pearl technique is gorgeous. Thanks for your video.

Congratulations to all the very lucky winners for your new dies.

sued99 said...

This looks very interesting and I'm about to watch the video to see how it was achieved.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
A great card for either make or female by a change of colour. I'm sure I've see u do this technique on a show. It's great xx

Tracy Stitt said...
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Tracy Stitt said...

Heather. Joanna sheen's website also stocks the blush foundation card. They are out of stock at the minute but leave ur email addresses and they will notify u when its back in.
Hope u get some it is lovely xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Special Friend Sue,
Today's Card Is Truly Tremendous I've Seen The Video Previously
On You Tube, But It Was Great To Watch It Once Again, The Technique Is
Outstanding I Love How You Used The Mica For Your Main Background It Looks
So Stunning.
I Love How You've Created Your Frames With The A &B Frames With The
White Foundation Card And Black Gloss, Which I Just Love.
I Love The Wonderful Brisbane Die, Thank You For Sharing This Tremendous
Card With An Awesome Technique.
Sue How Do You Come Up With Your Truly Tremendous Idea's Your An Extremely
Clever Person With So Many Talents And You Share Them All With Us, I Love Your
Unique Blog, You Inspire Me Everyday, I Can't Begin To Tell You How Much I Appreciate
Take Great Care My Wonderful Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To Lancashire Steph x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card and an interesting technique.
Rosemary xx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Wonderful card and technique!
Thanks for the informative video!

Suebak said...

Really cool technique with an attractive outcome Sue.

Susan x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, can't wait to watch the video - oh, but I have to wait got some riding to do in the sunshine :)

Jean Bullock said...

Just finished watching the video. Awesome job! Thank you. I pinned this wonderful card to my Sue Wilson board.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card with the heated pearls technique and you make it look so easy, so thanks for the great video as well as the card.
Again congratulations to all the winners and thank you Sue for your generosity, this really is the best blog

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Yvonne G said...

Afternoon Sue
Ok it's official - I am a complete doughnut. I had completely forgotten about the draw - actually I spent the majority of the day yesterday after commenting earlier than normal thinking it was Tuesday.
So when I came on to the blog to view todays card and saw the draw list it took me by surprise. As I scrolled down the list feeling really pleased for the winners, especially to some familiar names I nearly fell over when I saw my own name.
Oh my goodness what a completely lovely shock - I so can't believe it. It has taken me a while to get over the shock before I could comment because I really did not expect to win - I have got the biggest smile spread across my face and I could kiss everyone and anybody - but I won't.
Well done to all the other lucky winners - how happy has that made you???!!!
I am too distracted to read everyone's comments - sorry - but I do hope everyone is ok.
Just a small observation that I think people need to be aware of (especially LAINE), I have won the heart spray - obviously this is a message to me from Sue that she really loves me - much more subtle than the Love die but I get it Sue. We need to be discreet about my being your favourite x
I am just so overwhelmed that you are such a wonderfully generous lady Sue and I cannot thank you enough x
Almost forgot - love today's card. Have not tried this technique yet - as well as having a long wish list (which is minus the beautiful heart spray obviously), I have a rather long technique to do list as well. One of these days ......
Must away folks - need to claim my prize.
Enjoy the rest of your day and I am sending everyone huge happy hugs and nice thoughts. Don't think anything could upset me today - feel like I have won the lottery x
Crafty hugs

Anonymous said...

Great technique from a 'master', Sue, didn't get quite such a good look when attempting it after your last showing! Must try harder.
Well done to all the die launch lucky winners; you're so generous, Sue, and it is a thrill to win, having been there in the past.
Well Txcowgirl me old Biscuit, you had me spluttering with laughter! More southern sayings, please.
Laine and pet friends - Miss Pushy still hanging on, mainly due to the fact she's now hyper-T. Not being treated as it is making her eat, which she wouldn't be doing with the kidney failure. Still relatively happy but Mr 'P' calls her Miss Hyper now! She constantly flits between the two of us when not sleeping soundly. My wonderful vet is amazed that she is still with us and truly we are thankful for this extra time.

'P' in Wales

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A really interesting technique which I will build myself up to try.

Crewe Trish said...

What a lovely rich card. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Happy birthday to Marg I hope you have a lovely day.

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
First congratulations to all the lucky winners - boy am I envious!
Sue your card is beautiful and I love the video, I will try and recreate this card at the weekend, but I doubt it will as fantastic as yours.
Hugs to all and especially to you Sue
Jennywren x

Crafti Moggie said...

Beautiful card today Sue, simple and effective using the technique from the video,

thank you.

Congratulations to the blog winners.#


Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, great background. Congratulations to all the lucky prize winners.xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
I just watched the video. What fun watching the glue bubble away. I mentioned over on YouTube that it looks like a lazy mud pool :). The card is beautiful and \I so want to give it a try...but I don't have any glossy black card :(.
Pam...I'm so jealous of you getting your poppy die set. I have it on my wish list but sadly, I have other household priorities right now and it's going to be a few months before I can manage to spare the money to get it. I know I'm going to love it when I finally do manage to order it though as I've loved all the other flower sets I've been lucky to get :).
Bejay xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Wow !!! I love,love,love, the texture on this card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jean said...

Another amazing piece of art

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous background Sue and a very beautidul card

gr karin van eijk

barbara macaskill said...

Absolute perfection!! I love the look of this stunning creation!! TFS!

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Oh wow Sue, I was so wrong.It's mica powders, I knew I'd bought black gloss card for a reason ☺ time to play when I'm not so tired. Thanks for another Sueperb tutorial lol xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. I love the clean simplicity and the lovely colours. As you say it would be ideal for either gender. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the heated pearl technique. It looks amazing.
Thank you for the demo.
Véronique L

ellyscard creatief said...

Awesome! Thanks for the tutorial.
Gr, Elly

magpie said...

Forgot to comment when I'd seen the video.....a cup of tea was needed! Anyway, here now, loved the video Sue and the technique too. It looks gorgeous with all those mica powders bubbling away, very theraputic! It really did pop all the more with the white and the black "shiny" card. "Thank you Sue" x xx Love Karen xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, love this technique. I think I saw you doing it on TV and was really impressed. Not sure if I am brave enough to try it out myself I am concerned that I my end up burning the house down.


jean.phillips1 said...

Hi Sue, love this technique, I will have to try it myself. Just bought the B set of the Noble dies to go with the first set so now I can make some lovely frames too. Love Jean xxx
Ps congratulations to all the winners, me included!

Virginia Davey said...

What a lovely card very different lovely for a mans card

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful card with a stunning texture, but I bet it looks better in real life!

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Love the textured background to this card, and so easy to do. I suppose that you could use any fancy dies for the centerpiece! I have some Mica Powders so will definitely be trying this technique.
Margaret xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Firstly , sorry I've been missing for a couple of days but went up further north to meet up with some lovely crafting friends for a few days!
We have enjoyed some lovely sunshine, fun and retail therapy! We first got to know each other from this blog , then Sandra's. Thank you !!
Congratulations to all the winners - you have each one a lovely die! Enjoy!
I'm going to watch the video very soon. The card is lovely and suitable for male or female!
I loved yesterday's card too - - very pretty!
Hope everyone is enjoying some lovely sunshine!
Myra xxxx

ursula said...

Just love this technique, but can I get it right, no way....I will persevere....lovely card Sue, as you say especially for a male card....luv Ursula xx

Txcowgirl said...

Wonderful video, yes I thought it was gilding flakes also, everyone must watch this new, fun technique. It makes a gorgeous card.

Thanks for the comments about my southern sayings. I grew up hearing these from my mom's side of the family. I'll try to recall a few more. We called my mom's mom, Nanny, and she was so funny, and always had some southern expression for every situation.
When her arthritis was acting up or she just didn't feel well she'd always say, "I got a little hitch in my get-along today."

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
WHat a great man's card this is Sue but it still reminds me of molten lava trying to cool down. I think this would be a great idea for mum's, grans, grandpa's who have a young scientist in their midst that is looking to create their volcano erupting and coming down the valley, lol. Surely this card is ideal for those more selective people in our lives, i was going to put fussy, but we all have one or two that we know that likes to work out how something is done and this is a sure fire way to confuse them. Thank you Sue for another crafty inclusion into out crafty arsenal and letting us into the secret of how it's done. I'm glad flower that you got recognised through our comments and emails on just how great we think your new sets are especially the new country ones and the new gemini triples which are my favourite. Thank you Sue for all the beautiful things that you bring our way for us to share in and get pleasure from. For the kindness that you have from that big heart in making so many people so happy. As crafters we are as you will know yourself, not just happy for our own fortune but also and probably more so when we see friends names up and know just who much they wont believe it, be landing on the floor in sheer amazement, that cry because they just can't believe that their name has been picked and that someone could be as kind and generous of spirit and they might not even have had the good fortune to have met you. Us lucky people that have met this beautiful lady knows that it is just the way she is, so thank you flower for ALL your kindnesses. I am just back from meeting up with 8 beautiful people in Carlisle and we have laughed and giggled, been filmed for the telly, gave numerous people a laugh and just ahd the very best time meeting new or old friends for the first time. I have come to the conclusion that crafters have a very warped sense of humour in the main and lord help the place where they all meet up as it wasn't the youngsters that were the rowdy ones, not naming any names Maureen, but thank you all for the most fabulous time and it can't come around soon enough when i get to meet these lovely people again.
Sending to all my Wilsonette friends old and new hugs for what ever reason in the world you need them, take care lovely ladies and gents
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village) x

Janet Wilson said...

Absolutely gorgeous background!

Suzzette Yandle said...

This is such a fun technique to watch to see the magic happen as the pearls melt.

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue
really like the unusual texture of this card. Looking forward to watching the video.
Many contrats to all the launch winners - you lucky girls! Enjoy!
Love Deb C xx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Nice card. I love special effects backgrounds, must try this one

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant- I will definitely be giving this a go it looks great.
Beverley W

liz spooner said...

What a glorious technique I shall have to try this.xx

Theresa Pace said...

great technique and i guess it can l,ook different depending on colours of mica used, hugs xx

Su said...

Great technique, I discovered it by accident a while ago but mine didn't look so good! Will have to another try using a different choice of mica colours!

Laura O' Connor said...

lovely card ,Laura O

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

I'm really pleased that you have chosen to demonstrate this fabulous technique, it's so straightforward yet very know I don't like too much mess, well this is perfect, just a little glue and mica powder dusted lightly over and hey Ho a molten delight! I recently bought a metallic mica powder kit that will work fabulously and I fully plan to try this soon. It would work very well for a male card or female with the addition of a few embellishments though I have to say that I like it just as it is. Aren't those noble frames just so useful?
Another busy day preparing for my uncles visit, geez, you'd think we were hosting royalty the way my mums behaving:-)
Still struggling with the exposed nerve in my mouth, painkillers not having much effect and I'm having difficulty eating....still trying solid foods but think I might resort to liquidised through a straw, seems like a reasonable alternative don't you think? Strangely, all I seem to want to eat is sponge and custard made with birds custard powder.....not so good for the overall health of said teeth though:-)
Short but sweet from me tonight, off for an early night, I've a long day tomorrow....
Hugs to all our furry four paws, particularly miss pushy, and cuddles to Yvonne, Beth, Rebecca, jan, Maria, Theresa, Wheely bad, Lynda, Linda, Lorraine P, Alison and anyone in need due to illness, bereavement, or just becausexxxx

Crafty hugs


Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! I love this card. This is a lovely technique. As you say Sue, it looks great for a man's card. Great colours to. I am so suprised to see I have won one of your gorgeous new dies Sue !!! Thank you very much, you are always so kind and generous. I will send you an email. Sorry I was not around yesterday but I was unwell. Yesterday's card is lovely to. Congratulations to all the other lucky die winners to. As usual your video was fab. Thank you Sue for sharing your beautiful card and video. Sending you lots of love and hugs Sue from Tres x x x

Sending love to everyone from Tres x x x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Fabulous card, I will try and catch up with the video soon.
I am rather sore as my lift home from Bath was a mini bus type ambulance and it was very rattley and had terrible seats.
The course has started well and I can see I will have to change lots of habits.
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
...what a fun looking technique...I think I will be giving that a looks great!!!! Fab card!!!!

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Great technique and the card looks great.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Today's card is again a wonderful example of your crafty inspiration and creativity
The technique is brilliant and is defiantly one I will be trying out
I do hope you are well Sue and you are should be proud of your new collection it is stunning
Well done all the other winners
I have to say I was very happily suprised to be among the winners
Thank you Sue
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card, Sue!! Love the heated pearl technique!!
Moxie Craftie

Julie Elli said...

I too thought building flakes! I love how this technique is not limited to what colour of flakes you've got left! You make up your own effect!
Thanks Sue for the videos and the inspiration.
Thanks again for the Big Love die. I can't believe it, this die literally spoke to me when I saw your card! It was meant to come to me as it knew I would give it a good home!

Eunice said...

Very different, still deciding. Thanks for the technique.

Julie Elli said...

Gilding not building lol
Congratulations to all the other winners too!

Scottydog said...

I love this technique which I have experimented with on smaller projects, eg. Die cut butterflies. I hadn't thought to try it as a background, as I've said before I must think outside the box, Luckily I have your great blog to remind me of these unusual techniques, thank you Sue.
Also another thank you for your generous gesture of giving away dies from your new launch, I was one of your lucky winners. Congratulations to all the other winners. We are so lucky having such a generous leader! Thank you.

Dawn Holben said...

Sue I love this card and that bachground, definately going to try it.
And another fab demo for me to follow and keep me out of trouble lol

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

Saw you demo this at AP. But I'm so pleased you have made a video, I can refer to, also have it as a tutorial.

Beautiful card, thank you for sharing.

Love Brenda xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is a fabulous technique that I really want to try and one that with a change of colours can be suitable for either gender - now, where did I put that black glossy card ......

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love this technique and must give it a try soon.
The card is gorgeous and I love the colours!
Lesley S x

Jan from Long Island said...

Beautiful card...fantastic technique! Thank you!

Hugs to all!!! ❌⭕️❌⭕️

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Sandy H said...

Many thanks for doing a video of this technique. Just fabulous. Hope to give it a try when I track down my mica powders.
Congratulations to all the happy die winners.
Take care everyone.

DeCor said...

Congrats Tres on winning one of Sue's great dies. Been watching 4 u since AP. Wanted to say how nice to meet you. Did you enjoyed the day out the next day too. Hope you are better. Happy crafting.

DeCor said...

Forgot I saw you do this technique at show. Thank you for the video it makes it so much easier to get it right. Have a few man birthdays coming up so will definitely try to emulate this perfect card. Again thank you for being so generous in your die prizes. Still on high that I have won one!! Have had a good week at work so treating myself to one of your dies and embossing folder. Know which embossing folder but huge headache to choose which die!!

Pam and Bejay you will have so much fun with the poppy die. I have been so taken with it that I just keep trying to find more different flowers to make from it. Bejay definitely worth saving up for. I have had one of Sue's other flower dies on to buy list for ages so know worth the wait. Hope you are able to get it soon.

DeCor said...

Forgot I saw you do this technique at show. Thank you for the video it makes it so much easier to get it right. Have a few man birthdays coming up so will definitely try to emulate this perfect card. Again thank you for being so generous in your die prizes. Still on high that I have won one!! Have had a good week at work so treating myself to one of your dies and embossing folder. Know which embossing folder but huge headache to choose which die!!

Pam and Bejay you will have so much fun with the poppy die. I have been so taken with it that I just keep trying to find more different flowers to make from it. Bejay definitely worth saving up for. I have had one of Sue's other flower dies on to buy list for ages so know worth the wait. Hope you are able to get it soon.

julie laz said...

Hi beautiful card sue, I love gilding flakes, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Alison Thorne said...

What a great technique. Love gilding flakes, and nice to see a new technique for them.
Thank you

Barbara said...

Fabulous card Sue!
Have just watched the video and loved the technique, must have a try.

Derelyn said...

Hey everyone, another amazing card Sue, great to learn new techniques. I have a quick question regarding the gloss card stock used - would it work on any colour gloss card? I have white gloss card and some lovely bright Spring colour mica powders, should I give it a go? Thank you in advance.
Love Derelyn xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for a lovely video. I love this technique. Lovely card!