Monday, 13 June 2016

Beautiful Day

Hello there my crafty friends!  A little fire and ice for you today!  I just love this technique and can't stay away from it for very long! LOL  I started by cutting the decorative inner die from the Dorado Gemini die into the side edges of a piece of coconut white card.  I then covered the front with a sticky adhesive sheet and applied Summer Meadow gilding flakes to the cut out areas on the back of the piece (they show through the front when turned over. Next I trimmed the edges even using just the outer cutting edge to the Gemini die.  I peeled the backing paper away and covered the front with Iced Snow.  I cut a thin black shadow piece and glued it behind and attached the entire piece to a larger white piece of card.  I added four pearl decorative corners to the back piece.  Next I cut the Maggie die in black.  I covered a piece of black card with a sticky adhesive sheet and cut out just the outline of the Maggie die.  I peeled the backing off and attached the decorative die to it, then gilded the exposed adhesive with Summer Meadow gilding flakes.  I cut a circle aperture in the centre of it then added mounting foam to the back.  I stamped my sentiment (from the Fabulous sentiment stamp set) and centred the Maggie die over it, then trimmed away the excess card.  I mounted this piece in the centre of my card, added my usual mats and layers to finish it off.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, so lovely.
Annie, has baby arrived safely, hope your granddaughter is well.
Norah, hope Harry is feeling better for his real birthday on Thursday, children bounce back so quickly.
Big hugs and caring thoughts for Tracey and dad, Elsine and Andrew, Tina and Mick,
Still not well enough for work today but getting there. Thank you Maria for the Bamsa Kram,.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this is a beautiful card Thank you so much.
Pam I hope you will soon be well.
Take care all Kitty.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card.
Nancyd xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Striking card today.Love your fire and ice.

Marion Bull said...

This is a beautiful card, really love it! xx
Maggie B

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card ,love this technique

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the fire and ice technique the colours are great to thank you tracyw x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card to start the week with. Love the fire and ice technique it always give the look of a very expensive card.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
Yes another beautiful fire and ice technique , this card is stunning!!!!!
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, I love the fire & ice technique. Yvonne xx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Love your fire and ice. Beautiful card. Thanks Sue.
D x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Really pretty card. Love fire and ice!
Anne M xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card, this is one of my favourite techniques, and you always come up with something totally different. Have a good day all. Bx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love your fire and ice technique.
Pam - don't be in too much of a rush back to work, make sure you're properly better. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, you can never go wrong with this fire and ice combination it is amazing, such a lovely card today.

Hope everyone is OK and doing alright, Pam don't worry about rushing back to work, just take it one day at a time, Tracey, Elaine, Andrew, NannaTina and Mick and everyone else who has problems, I wish all of you a progressive day and that things will improve and get better soon.

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

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous card

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning dear Sue. Hope my Sunday smiles got to you at some point yesterday.
Today's card is sheer decadence, it's amazing how guilding flakes can bring so much luxury to a few pieces of plain card. If you were to put the same exact samples side by side, one with the fire and ice and one without, I wonder how recognisable the without would look...... I know what I'm trying to say just can't explain myself lol I'm sure Beverly S from the fb group could do what's in my head and put both side by side to show how the fire and ice can take the same card and dies from an already pretty card to a real decadent luxury gift for that special day, think I will stop there as I'm sounding like I've lost the plot !
Hope you start to feel a little better as the day goes on dear Pam, take a good rest and look after yourself xx
Hoping you have a good day Sue, sending hugs xx

Debra K. said...

Striking card today Sue! Debra x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue , like the fire and ice technique.
Pam take care and don't rush back to work to soon. JJxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
WOW!! Fantastic card, love all the sparkle and opulent gold flake! A very extravagant look, I envy the recipient of this card, they will be left in no doubt that they are extremely special.x

Alison Thorne said...

Very classy and decadent - love the fire and ice technique on this card. Thank you Sue x

A Happercrafter6 said...

The card looks so decadent Sue.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the fire and ice look. I tried your heated pearls technique for the first time yesterday. Good fun and the effect is interesting. I did one with mica and another using pixie powders. Not sure I used enough glue or powders or heated it for long enough. It bubbled as you said it would. Some bubbles flattened back but others did not so it looks quite warty! Any tips on a future post when you use it in one of your cards would be appreciated. Yours looks flat mine is definitely not!

Crafti Moggie said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card today Sue, so warm and lacy,

thank you,

lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I love it. The dies are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow I don't know how you keep coming up with all these designs for cards. This is stunning I love it.
I love looking at what you bring us every day. You are an inspiration to me.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the fire and ice technique it always looks gorgeous, today's card is beautiful anyone would be thrilled to receive it.
Hugs x
Heather T

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely technique and a beautiful card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

TDQ Karen said...

Just beautiful, this technique is terrific x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue x xhazel

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, very striking.


IVY Cheong said...

GM Sue, my absolute favourite technique . A stunning card. Hugs, Ivy C x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue black and gold so striking. Love from Jackie xx

Chris Curry said...

A stunning, striking card Sue. Your fire and ice method always is. Thank you. Xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the fire and ice technique it never fails to impress . The sentiment is such a lovely one.

Love Rosemarie x X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Fire and ice always impress! And this gorgeous card is no exception. It's luscious!
Hugs, Rose

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, this is a really pretty card and I love your fire and ice technique it is so striking
KathyB x

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, love the technique and always like a bit of bling! Very effective.
Well wishes to Pam, just take it easy - also to Mick and Andrew.
Tracy - if you look in - thinking of you and sending big hugs.
And to missing friends.

'P' in Wales

Anne said...

Beautiful, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

pippajb said...

Beautiful and sparkly just what's needed for a drizzly morning.

Luna-Blue Warminster

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, love the fire and ice technique. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a beautiful card today, really sophisticated. The fire and ice tecnique always looks so good yet I've not tried it. I really must have a play day sometime soon. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Pam I do hope you feel better soon, keep resting and do as the doctor says xxx
Norah I hope you are not so sore today after Harry's party, I can't believe he's nearly one! Xxx
Tracey Elaine and Tina I hope you have all had a good weekend with your families sending you all a hug. Xxx
In my excitement yesterday I forgot to congratulate the other comment winners so well done and enjoy your stamp set when it comes and thank you everyone for your congratulations. Xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card.
B xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
fire and ice and Maggie -beautiful ! Gorgeous card, inspired !!!!
Muriel x

Kate's Cards said...

Very pretty xxx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today, the black card really makes it pop X X X

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Well Sue what a beautiful card to cheer a dull drab morning , loving the Fire and Ice technique ,i really must give it a try.

Pam so pleased you are feeling better , just keep resting and taking it easy.

Andrew is looking more like himself now ,his color is really good , he has less tubes in and some needles taken out so thats a very good sign and he took 3 walks around the corridor and back yesterday , his son managed to set up an i pad thingy so he can watch the football .
So alls looking good .

Take care everyone and big hugs
Elaine H X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is totally gorgeous - always love your fire and ice designs especially when you use the Summer Meadow gilding flakes, it's my favourite flavour as the colours really pop even with a coating of Iced Snow...


June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue it's stunning love the colours and the dies you have chosen thank you sue
Love always
June Horrocks xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love the fire and ice effect and the card is truly beautiful. Sending best wishes

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I love the Maggie Die you have used it so well on todays card!
Love Marg

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue what a beautiful card this morning, we had a wet start but now the sun is out lets hope it stays that way. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow stunning gorgeous card today Sue, love it xxx
Have a great day , hugxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Hi Sue and the Wilsonettes. Haven't commented much recently been busy decorating and my daughter is having a bad time of it with her fibromyalgia. Can hardly move sometimes which is very difficult for us all especially a 16 year old.

Yet again another gorgeous card Sue. I do check your blog most days but don't always have a chance to comment.

Hugs to everyone who needs one.


hollyberry said...

Really stunning card,fire and ice always is.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the fire and ice technique, it just transforms a piece of plain card.
Have a good day.

SueJ said...

Lovely card, love the gilding flakes and ice together.

gwen70 said...

Stunning card today Sue, love the use of the dies and the fire and ice technique

jenny Briggs said...

Beautiful card sue love the colour combination

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the fire and ice technique, it always reminds me of the lovely time we spent with you in Aberdeen. Maggie looks absolutely stunning when she has been gilded even though she is dressed in black :-)


granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Fire, ice and Maggie, what a great combination. SueL x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card Sue, the fire and ice technique is so effective.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

Fabulous card, I love using gilding flakes

June x

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
a wonderful card...
I love each and every card with gilding flakes.
Rolf xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very pretty card, love the fire and ice, I am just back from a holiday in the land of fire and ice, Iceland, it is an amazing place.
Thank you for sharing. Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Your fire and ice technique is so impressive, love this gorgeous card

Pam take things easy and don't be rushing back to work, your health is more important
Caring hugs to Tracy and dad, Nanna Tina and Mick and Elaine and Andrew

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Elegant with so much sparkle. I love your fire & ice.

Paula said...

A stunning card Sue, I love everything about it! :) I just wish I knew where your inspiration came from.
Hugs for all those in need of them today,
Paula x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue gorgeous card I love the fire & ice technique

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue gorgeous card I love the fire & ice technique

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card very elegant . love Jean Z xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very striking card. Love the sparkle. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card today, love the sparkle. Have a great crafty day. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Suebak said...


Susan x

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Stunning, stunning, stunning!!!!
Pam, rest up and relax, and do what you're told!!
Tracy and dad, Tina and Mick, Elaine and Andrew, love and prayers.
love to all
Maureen xx

barbara macaskill said...

Absolute perfection! The Fire and Ice Technique always makes my heart race a little faster!! The addition of the pearls just adds to the brilliance of this card!! TFS!

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely card, I do like the fire and ice technique, it always looks so rich.
The Maggie Die is also one of my favourites.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

A very luxurious looking Card, so Classy. I'm with you on the fire and ice technique, it's stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Susan White said...

What a gorgeous card today - love the gliding flakes with the black and white, so stunning. x

Sue MacFall said...

This is so pretty, Sue, love the gilding flakes and glittery look.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful love it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

The result you get from this compounding flaking is amazing. Your "Fire & Ice" technique is stunning! Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Tressa said...

Like so many, I love the 'fire and ice' technique. As you have shown in this very elegant card, it can provide some very dramatic effects. Thank you.


terrie said...

Very pretty turned out awesome
well done Sue

Scottydog said...

What a lovely card, ideal for a man but also lovely for female birthdays. I do love using the gilding flakes & the effect they give. Thank you Sue!

karenlotty said...

Great effect I haven't used gilding flakes in a while I must play!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely and just seen preview of your new Christmas dies! Wow!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...


Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love the richness of this card off to see if I can see the preview of your Christmas dies thanks Sandie.

doreenj said...

I do think this look so impressive,

Doreen x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Like you, I just love the fire and ice technique, after all, a girl can never have too much sparkle.


Narrowboat girl said...

Hi Sue. A very striking card, very sparkly. Love the Maggie die

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful day...beautiful card Sue!

gailgale said...

Lovely Card!!!
Love the Gilding Flakes.
And love the Iced Snow!!!

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone.
Lovely card. Love the Summer Meadow Gilding Flakes,
the colour is so nice and Maggie die, I want !

Jackie M, give your daughter a gentle hug
from me, I have it myself and it is no good
at the moment at all. Need some more warm weather
but not humid, take care.x
Pam- you welcome :-) Don't rush back to work to
soon, have a nice Me time instead, take care x
Fingers crossed for Andrew to get better every day
and to Mick too, hope his progress is improving x
Tracy- you are in my thoughts, hope you are ok x
Hugs to all wilsonette's and to my good friends.
take care, Maria x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
The summer Meadow gilding flakes really set this card off.
Margaret xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful and ice is a great technique!!!!

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous Sue, I have these two dies I shall have to play when I have time.xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue

gr karin van eijk

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
I forget how opulent gilding wax can make a card. Fire and ice is so gorgeously sparkly. Not tried that yet but it is another of those technique's that are on a long to do list. This is such a sumptuous card and looks incredibly extravagant and far too expensive for the likes of someone like me x
Thanks Sue for another beautiful work of art x
My heart goes out to the victims and their families in Florida. Such a heartless tragedy which just makes no sense at all. Such a dark act of wickedness and it saddens me to see such a mindless act of violence that can result in so much heartbreak. This is something that is happening too often.
TRACY and dad, TINA and Mick, ELAINE and Andrew - warm hugs to all of you x
NORAH - hope you have a healthy Harry before Thursday x
PAM -I know it is really difficult to behave and do as you are told is difficult because we are always right but on this occasion you need to put you feet up. Rest up girl x
MARIA - Bamse kram right back at you. I'm going to need one. I will be persevering with another Skype with nobby no mates shortly. Been trying to prepare myself mentally and physically. I feel sorry for Laine not having any friends but it makes it really tough for me having to put all my energy into being nice to her. Anyway I will carry on being a martyr in the hope that I will be rewarded in heaven x
JACKIE - I so feel for your daughter - gentle hugs x
LORRAINE - how are your poor feet? Huggles x
WHEELY - hope you're OK. Sending love x
Best go now to prepare for the exhausting task ahead of me. I just wish Laine was not so needy and didn't play the sympathy card with me!!
Can I ask am I the only miserable person who is not happy bout the football taming over on the telly?
Enjoy the rest of your evening
Crafty hugs

Wings said...

Hi Sue
Very nice,I like this technique looks stunning
Thank you
Karen M

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
This is a beautiful card today! Really gorgeous!
Sorry I'm late been at After School Club and my patience almost ran out!!
Thank you. Love Myra x

DeCor said...

Gorgeous card again. Love the colour combinations so regal looking with your wonderful dies.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely colours.

Dawn Holben said...

WOw Sue this is absolutely gorgeous, i do love your fire and ice technique
I love the beautiful detail on the sides and must get that die.
And i really love the black too, just love everything about this one.
Definately one of my top favourites.

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I love iced snow glitter it makes any card spectacular.

Theresa Pace said...

opulent and decadent. need to havea go at this technique, hugs xx

Laura O' Connor said...

fantastic card ,love the glitter,Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I really love your fire and ice technique!!
Lesley S x

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Gorgeous fire and ice card. Must try this myself. Just love the Maggie die. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the Fire and Ice technique.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Anne Prescott said...

Lovely card again Sue, love doing the fire and ice technique too. Anne x

Eunice said...

Wonderful fire and ice card Sue. The Maggie die is fast becoming my favorite!!!

Lorraine Freeman said...

Superb card Sue, love the fire and ice and I really must have go as I have the ingredients.
Yvonne, I agree with you over the terrible event in Orlando. My youngest daughter has taken it very badly as she is gay so feels a connection. Makes my blood boil that gun activists are still defending their rights to bear arms. No one needs automatic weapons. Sickening.
Well done Andrew and keep on improving xxx
Hope Mick and Tracy's Dad are doing well.
I am sorry to hear your daughter's fibro is playing up Jackie. I find it's better to try and keep going even if it's at a reduced level but sometimes bed is the only answer.
I made two cards yesterday and I was pleased with how they turned out. Today I decorated a mdf babygro to go into Harrison's room.
Granddaughter and her partner are getting the keys to a flat on Thursday.. it's in the next town over so my daughter will really miss them but hopefully it will ease some of the strains.
Cooked up some cinnamon rolls today as they were prepared ones and had been in the fridge a while. They were scrummy but no good for my diet.
Will sign off now.
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Sandy H said...

Stunning card. Love the fire and ice and the Maggie die is a firm favourite. The Gemini Dorado is so pretty, pity I don't have it.
Take care everyone.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing this with us. Sorry I am late commenting. I just don't know where yesterday went. Went so fast I just couldn't keep up.

theresa w said...

Love your card sue x your fire and ice always looks beautiful x
Theresa w xxx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
I am playing catch up yet again. Lol
Glad I am though this is a stunning card Sue
Just everything about it is right
Love your inspiration my friend
Hugs to all that may need one
I pray that you are all on the mend
Theresa G xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Just love today's card - it really is stunning! Love the colours and the different textures in the bow are beautiful! Can't wait to see the new product as it looks as if it may have a bit of sparkle to it when the light catches it.
Thank you!
Love Myra x