Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Sparkly Background Birthday Card



Hi crafters!  The New Zealand Background has some beautiful floral cut outs that you can use your leftover small bits of sticky adhesive sheets on to add glitter!  It looks like you have used a whole sheet, but it is a great way to use up small pieces.  Have a look at the video to see how.
























The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x



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133 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, so lovely. I won this die from your draw.
Diane, glad you managed to enjoy your birthday, whatever your kitchen woes.
June, you are sounding so much better every day.
NannaTina, good that Mick had a more comfortable day, good luck for Thursday meeting.
Tracey, you and your dad and family are in my thoughts.
Happy day to all.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card.
Nancyd xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & I love how you add great depth into your card. Yvonne xx

auscrafts said...

love this die one of my most used ,gorgeous card

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card and great video, Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,love the sparkle,thank you,Linda x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card again Sue. Will be watching video later. JJxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Great video and love that New Zealand background die, gorgeous with the pastel colours and bling flowers
Hugs
Muriel x

Loraine Jefferis said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the look of this background die. Nice to hear from Tina Eldridge on her blog. They really are having a terrible time at the moment only hope it will get a little better after time. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.
What can I say ? Absolutely beautiful. It certainly would be the highlight of anyone's birthday to receive a card as gorgeous as this. The dies are made for each other.
I've seen so many truely amazing cards on the SWCE fb group page and I just know you would love each and everyone, they are amazing, and it's all down to you knowing what is needed to help make these beautiful works of art. If I had just a tiny bit of these ladies talent I would join you in a happy dance lol.
Sending hugs your way for a lovely cheerful happy day xx

Jan.moogie said...

A really beautiful card and the instructions in the video are easy to follow, thank you Sue for sharing. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxx

tracy w said...

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

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
Thank you for this compilation of dies!
Love the New Zealand background and have recently recreated this card for my sister in laws birthday.
Very clever being able to seat the middle of the card below and the sentiment in an alternate way.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Very pretty, I do love these little flowers

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a gorgeous card. The colours are beautiful. Thanks for another of your great videos.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Crafti Moggie said...

Fab card today Sue, the colours and shapes show off the dies to perfection,

thank you,

Pearl xx

laura ann kempster said...

Morning Sue,

This card is beautiful - and thank you for the fab tutorial!

Laura K x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and another wonderful video, thank you. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful card, Sue, do like the NZ background and the pretty embellishment all with a hint of glistening, just lovely. Thanks as ever for the video.

'P' in Wales

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today, I am looking forward to seeing the video because I always keep all my left of and cut off pieces of double sided sticky sheet.

Off to wound clinic today, fingers crossed it might be the last time.

Keep up the good work Mick, you will get there, happy thoughts NannaTina.

Yes I agree that it is lovely that Tina has been able to update her blog, she made a really lovely anniversary card for Claire and Toby, they are still struggling but with lots of support and time they will get there.

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

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

A very pretty and delicate piece of art for today's card. I really like this

June x

Narrowboat girl said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Will have to watch the video later when I get home from work. A lovely thought to help me through the day 😜

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Fantastic card in every way.
I have been missing, we had NO internet for 2 whole weeks!!!!
Off to watch and learn.
Have a great day.
Patricia xxx

Karen Drew said...

You can never have too much glitter! Beautiful card. I love the colour

Luv
Karen xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card. Can't beat a bit of sparkle.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card, love the bling, and a great way to use up all those left over bits of adhesive sheet. Have a great day. Bx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is a stunner! I love it. The colour, the sparkle, the flower and the dies all make this a very special card. Thank you for sharing.
I hope you get good news today June.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very pretty card with a beautiful and unusual pierced background. Thank you for the great tutorial.x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Wow love the flower and sparkle I need to add more sparkle to my cards, background die is stunning
We had a fantastic day with Mick he was wide awake when I got there at 12 he had his lunch and had some physio in the morning and had some more in the afternoon got him standing again after 2 weeks of being in bed only problem his BP dropped and he passed out but once he came round wanted to go again and he did, his BP dropped but he didn't pass out but was ready to stop and try again today, even though his hands where 'kicking off' he was still awake at 8 when I left so I had the biggest smile on my face and still have, hoping for the same again when I go at 12, thank you to each and everyone for you kind words and wishes I do try and read all comments when my phone plays nice.
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to each and everyone
Love Tina xxxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, gorgeous flowers.
B 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

Elizabeth Harborne said...

Hi Sue Another real beauty here. The colours are great together too. Not a match I would have made but i do like it. My new love is definitely the New Zealand dies. Adding to my wish list. Thanks again for sharing not only the finished product but also the tutorial.

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, so pretty.

Michele

lilian said...


Hi Sue, a really beautiful card, as always I love your flowers.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Debra K. said...

Gorgeous card! Love the background die cut which looks really lovely and sparkly. Debra x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another very pretty card today. I wish I could come up with ideas for cards like you do Sue.
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

hettygarlick said...

Such a pretty card. I really love this background - in fact I love all the New Zealand dies.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card I do like the sparkly cards and I really like your background die
KathyB x

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

I love this die and it's such a pretty card I think I'll have to have a go.
Just spent nearly a week in Northumberland but it's back home today so a whole day nearly in the car. Beautiful here and the people have all been so friendly. We've decided we must come back.
D x

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card I do like the sparkly cards and I really like your background die
KathyB x

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card! Very pretty dies used .
Anne xo

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very beautiful card, so pretty. Sadly I don't have this die, but it is on the list.

Love Rosemarie x X

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue I love the bling and the colour on this card .This is such a pretty looking background die, and as always love your flowers .Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue and a great way of using up small pieces of double sided sticky. Thank you. Xx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Great card and video is so clear. Really nice colours and very pretty.
Anne M xxx

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue, I just love this pretty background , a beautiful card, love the subtle colour. Ivy C x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Simply gorgeous!...that New Zealand Background die is a real must-have as are the lace-edged leaves...

Nanna Tina - so glad to read that Mick is making some real progress, fingers crossed for you that today is even better...

Izzy

dmjones said...


I do like that background die, the embossing dots look lovely,




Doreen x

marg said...

Hello Sue
Pretty card ...off to watch the Video now!
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, I love the die I was lucky to receive it for my birthday. I do like the way you have glittered the flowers, so pretty.
Lydia
X

Anne said...

This is so pretty, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Virginia Davey said...

a very pretty delicate card. I shall watch the video later . your videos are so full of hints and tips thank you

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Diane Green said...

Hello Sue
What a pretty card today, I like the glittered background, very economical! The New Zealand dies are on my top priority list now so must make them my next purchase I think. The frame tip is a good one so we know which sets to buy to achieve it. Thank you.
Love Diane G xxx
Thank you Pam for your kind comment - yes sometimes you just have to laugh and get on with it don't you! Xx
June good luck at the wound clinic today xxx
Nana Tina what good news about Mick, you must be delighted to see such good progress. Have a lovely day with him today xxx

carol quinn said...

Love this card
Carol

June Horrocks said...

This is truly beautiful sue I love the die and the colours you have created a stunner thank you love always
June Horrocks xxxxxxxxxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue such a pretty card and lovely colour chosen love from Jackie xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I have been watching so many of your tutorials on YouTube recently that I can't remember whether I saw this card demoed amongst them or whether I saw it on TV.
Even though this die is not one of my favourites, I think that the technique would transfer onto cards made with your other dies.

Lisbeth

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a beautiful background die - this one escaped me! I like the subtle glitter and the video is so helpful. Many thanks for another great idea, best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxxx

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card,love the sparkle.

nattyboots said...

Loving your card Sue, just beautiful )

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue on another beautiful sunny day. I love this card and cant wait to watch the video. That background is so pretty to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Gorgeous card and a great video!
Thank you!

gwen70 said...

Truly beautiful Sue, will watch video later

Rosemary Stickland said...

Pretty card.
Rosemary xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So beautiful I love it

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - lovely card - I do like the New Zealand background - very pretty!
Janett

Jess Watson said...

Good morning Sue, today's card is stunning, love the embossing folder.
Will watch video later, take care, Jess xxx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
I love the flower on today's card it is so dimensional
Not watched the video yet so that is something to look forward to
Thank you for sharing Sue
Hugs to all that need one
And even if you dont everyone needs a hug from time to time
Take care
Theresa G xx

Annie Pennington said...

Such a pretty card. I love the leaves with the lacy edging. Just gorgeous.

Annie P

xxx

iReneM said...


This is so pretty. I love every bit of it

Superb vid tut as always :)

x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Very pretty card and I look forward to watching your video later. SueL x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. The New Zealand die makes a beautiful background. Thanks for your video.

Paula said...

This is such a pretty card Sue, in such lovely colours. I'm off to make a cup of tea so I can sit down and watch the video, we are so lucky you are so generous with your tutorials! :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I adore this card, I love the background die, it is very pretty, and fantastic how you have used your small bits of double sided adhesive. I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Val Jones said...

Oh so pretty and girly Sue.
Love Val in Spain x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a pretty card I just love everything about it, it's so dainty and feminine, who couldn't fail to love this one.

Take care love Brenda XXX

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Gorgeous. The more I see the NZ background used, the more I know I need it!

Kate's Cards said...

Clever use of scraps and a pretty card xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card anyone would be thrilled to receive and I love it. Beautiful colour and just enough sparkle to make it perfect. Excellent video as always. Thank you.

Nanna Tina - brilliant news about Mick, hope you find him as well today.

Frances

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card...love the background die. Great die set and you know I always love the leaves...I'm so enjoying my set. Jan D., Florida, USA

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Thank you for a gorgeous card and a great video! Thanks for the tips about using up little bits of sticky paper as well as the very useful tips about frame sizes! I really love this card and may need to purchase the Wellington Die! I have the background die and love it! I'm waiting for some Pixie Powders to come - should be fun!!!
Nannatina - glad yesterday was such a positive day! Hope all goes just as well today!
Tracy - take care , miss you!
Love to all, Myra xx

my craft cupboard said...

Absolutely amazing I adore the background die, I must buy it.
Enjoy your day
sharon :)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
such a lovely card, I bought that die because it is a bit unusual with the embossing bits in it. But hadn't thought of using up my scraps in that way. You are so very clever and talented, I am so pleased of "finding" you. You got me into using dies the first time I saw you on TV demoing SB ones and I've never looked back. Thank you Sue.
Hugs, Rose

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Gorgeous card sue x the sparkle really enhances the beautiful detail in the background x I have lots of little bits of sticky sheet which I can't bear to throw away so thankyou so much for your great ideas sue x will watch the video later just catching up on chores x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Alison Thorne said...

I love the New Zealand background, and have just received the Wellington die this week, so will be making use of this tutorial very soon. Thank you Sue xx

Vie Carter said...

A really beautiful card, just love it

Vie
x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card anyone would love to receive on their birthday and thank you for the great video too
Nanna Tina great news and hope things are just as good today xx
Tracy thinking of you as always xx
Patricia good to see you back again

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

terrie said...

Very pretty card.....well done Sue tfs

crafting maria said...

lovely card sue
hugs maria xxxx

Julie Elli said...

How beautiful! Those leaves..... In love with this card Sue. Thank you for your talents! Xxx

barbara macaskill said...

What a lovely creation!! The sparkly flowers are delightful! Hope all are having a great day! TFS!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Very pretty. Lovely dies and colours. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Sue MacFall said...

Love the raised dotty effect of the background die, it really is a lovely card, Sue.
Thank you,
Sue Mac

Katie-Louise sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
a gorgeous card today. I love the glittery textured inlays next to the smooth card. I adore your flower flourishes. I have the new Zealand background die and have been needing inspiration as my craft mojo has gone recently so this is fantastic.
Thank you for the inspiration x from Katie-Louise sweetlove

karenlotty said...

Just watched the video. Great way of using up those small pieces of sticky sheets. Lovely card, lovely dies

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning post today and easily interchangeable with other colours. Love the flower on this one.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a very pretty, feminine card today, and useful hints and tips into the bargain - you spoil us!!!
Diane, you live such an exciting life ha ha.
Patricia, good to see you again.
June, I hope all goes well today at the clinic.
Myra, I hope the Pixies soon arrive!!!
love to all
Maureen xxx

Meg Owen said...

Beautiful card Sue and you know I always love your flowers.

Nana Tina I am so happy for you, best wishes to Mick and hope things continue to improve for him. Special hugs for you both.

Love to all
Meg
xxxx

Susan White said...

So pretty Sue. Will check out the youtube later, just off to the supermarket now as I'm a bit behind with my day, but sometimes you have to go out and enjoy yourself when the sun is shining! X

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card today I love the New Zealand background I think I might have to get that next. I haven't seen the video yet
I have just got home from hospital at the Cardiology. Heart clinic then onto the dentist. I will look at the video soon.
Love &Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy thinking of you hope your ok & your Dad is improving. missing you my friend
sending you & all the family some healing ((((((((Hug's ))))) Love Lynda xxxx

NannaTina Pleased Mike had a good day yesterday & making progress some((((Hug's )))) for you both xx

Wheelybad how are you my friend missing you Hug's For you cuddles for Billy xxxx

Beth hope you ok sending lots ofHug's love Lynda xx.


Hug's for everyone xxx
MOLLY & Nan missing you Hug's xxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's so elegant and very beautiful Sue

gr karin van eijk

Tressa said...

A lovely card. Nice to have the background backed with glitter rather than just another colour. Good tip about using bits of the sticky - I have loads of odd bits saved now I can Put into practice what I have learned!

Teresa

ursula said...

A truly beautiful card Sue, handy tip about all the little bits of double sided sticky sheets...thank you....luv Ursula xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Beautiful card Sue, such a pretty background and one of my favourite colours. Great video also
Wendyx

Suebak said...

Delightful. I hope you produce more backgrounds with piercings.

Susan x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Today's card is gorgeous I love the New Zealand background I don't have it yet but it's on my wishlist I'm just catching up with your blog I've been away with my daughter & grandchildren so will look at the video later

liz spooner said...

These dies are so beautiful Sue, and the colours are stunning as well.xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful card. Great idea for using the tiny bits of left-over sticky sheet. Thanks for the informative video. It is so easy to understand your crafting techniques from you great videos.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

I've been very organised today and watched the video before I comment...it makes sense after all :-)...and I am glad I did because I can now say with some authority that this is one of your most stunning creations of late. The video was packed full of useful tips and techniques, real value for money...if we paid, and I would!....grateful for the idea about using those little off cuts of sled adhesive sheets, I never throw them away no matter how small they are. Love the pierced detailing of the New Zealand background highlighted beautifully in the soft wisteria colour, and the sweetheart flowers are just a gorgeous finishing touch. Thanks for the continuing inspirationxxx
Had a hectic day yesterday hence my absence, had my new tv delivered and found the setup a real challenge....why is it that you spend a lot of money on a product only for the essential wires not to be included?.....had to dash out to the local Mappin for cables at a cost of £30 just so the sound bar would communicate with the tv!Nightmare! Anyway, it now looks and sounds great which is the main thing:-) it's going to seriously interfere with my crafting time though so I will have to be very disciplined with myself.
Nana Tina, how encouraging that Mick was so perky yesterday, it really gives you hope for his future progress and I could feel the love and happiness from you. Fingers crossed he's had another good dayxxx
Theresa, I have sickened myself with trifle now after my fourth helping but I'm with you, I prefer tinned mandarins and I would highly recommend the ones from M&S cos they are so big and juicy.
Maria, Brodie is having the time of his life now that he is allowed out on his own, he spends the best part of ten hours popping in and out and it's lovely to see him so happy. The only drawback being that I don't get to spend as much quality time with him, he'd rather go out and forage and frolick:-( He's lost all but a passing interest in Cardmaking now, only pausing to add the occasional mucky paw mark to my partially completed cards. He does appear to have lost quite a bit of weight though so the vet will be pleased:-)
June, hope you had good news at the clinic, your getting there slowly but surely:-)
Yvonne, so glad that you're feeling brighter, despite your pesky boys misbehaving:-( I would just leave them to it, they sound stubborn and getting involved would be a thankless task, best not to take sides.....though I don't condone violence of any sort, the introduction of a taser would possibly achieve a more instant result, I like the way your mind works:-) though I am slightly concerned about what other weaponry you have in your possession and your willingness to use it, maybe I will stay in a hotel when I visit........
Frances, what's happening with your newest houseguest? Have you decided on a name yet?
Lorraine, what craft show are you going to in September? Is it Ally Pally?
Huge hugs to Beth, Jan, Rebecca, Tracy, pat, Pam, P, Wheely bad and all in need of a cuddlexxx

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxx

Lesley Cann said...

Love this card the background die is different but looks great especially with the glittered flowers. Lovely colours.

Theresa Pace said...

fantastic use of dies. you always make them look so versatile. lovely, hugs xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love any of your cards that have flowers and bows, though the lacy leaves seemed to have passed me by. So yet another die added to my ever expanded list. Had an interesting afternoon trying to make tiger ears for my 5 year old granddaughter they are having a tiger tea party at school tomorrow and the ears that were ordered haven't arrived. Now I just have to master tiger face paints should be fun.

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card ,love the glitter and this background die is perfect for it ,Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I loved the demo. The card is stunning.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
GREAT VIDEO FAB CARD
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card Sue.
Jan
Northampton

Eunice said...

Beautiful card Sue, thanks for the ideas.

Anne Prescott said...

Very pretty card Sue, I like the pastel colours and idea for using up bits of the sticky sheets. Anne x

Jean said...

Another gorgeous card!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the flowers!! Beautiful colors!!

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card, lovely colour. Really want to start collecting the New Zealand dies soon.
Nanna Tina, so pleased to hear of Mick's continuing progress.
Take care everyone.

DeCor said...

Hi Sue A bit late commenting but I think this so beautiful . Love the flowers all around.

Marianna Hammer said...

Than you for this video. What at lovely card :)

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx hazel

Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love the colour and must confess i have overooked
the background die and must rectify that as soon as possible.
Every card you have made with it has been gorgeous, sometimes i just get nervous at how i can use some dies instead of just getting them and having a play.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Jean Bullock said...

Pretty as a picture. I love it. Pinned of course. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765613349004/

Crafti Moggie said...

Hi Sue, just watched the video and the card is even better than I had imagined, the iced snow makes such a difference.

Thank you so much for the video,

Pearl xx