Saturday, 13 August 2016

Shaped Fire and Ice Easel Card


Hello there my crafty friends!  I love my fire and ice technique, but doesn't it look great when used on a shaped easel card too! LOL    

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Heather Treble!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.  All for now, Sue x











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121 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card, love it.
Congratulations to Heather
Elaine, glad Andrews scan was arranged quickly, and the appointment with Consuktant too. Let's hope he can start his treatment soon, fingers crossed.
Tina, hope Mick is rested after his mammoth hospital visit, they are supposed to avoid trauma not cause it.
June are you still gazing in wonder at your amazing CC prize, it was delivered super quick.
Ladies, the trees belong to the school behind me and they are so overgrown, their branches extend right over the fence for about 6 feet and cut the light out, they are blackthorn trees and their thorns are about 2 inches long. It went through my leather gardening gloves straight into my hand. I've tried to get the school to cut them back but they say they have no money. However they have cut them back on their side to extend the staff car park. They claim it is supposed to be a barrier against the playground sound.
Julie hope you can get to talk this through with someone, a counsellor or someone who has been through it.
Tracey, big hug and to all on the blog.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. This is lovely. Very eye catching. I will watch the video later.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
This is a lovely card, I do like your fire and ice technique
Pat x

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card, Sue. Love it.
Congratulations to Heather.
D x

Anonymous said...

Like the easel card. Fire and ice always looks impressive. Congratulations heather enjoy your card. JJxx

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card today Sue, the double pierced oval makes a lovely easel card and the Lacey border makes a pretty stopper . Great idea!!!! Fire and ice looks so effective .
Congratulations to weekly card winner!
Love and crafty hugs to all
Tina T xxxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, I love it. Congratulations to Heather. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Beautiful card, love the fire and ice technique but this is taking it to the next level.
Congratulations Heather T on your win. Elaine, I'm glad Andrew's scan came through so quickly. Pam, I'm surprised the school said it was a money problem, they usually have a site manager/caretaker/groundsman on staff who are paid anyway so it shouldn't cost them anything. You could tell them that if they don't do it you'll get a professional in yourself and send them the bill! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Karen Drew said...

Stunning. Love the fire and ice technique . Great use of the striplet die.
Luv
Karen xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
What a fabulous combination of techniques, love the fire and ice and the gilded poppies are beautiful. Easel cards always seem that little bit special don't they.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend, it is lovely here, almost that hint of spring again,
hugs
Muriel x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. You certainly have your ways of changing things up, I bet of someone was to look back over the 2015 blog you could count on one hand how many easle samples you show us, but yet again, perfection. I only ever make the larger or 7x7 size cards with a few smaller one's thrown in for those that prefer buying them at market, maybe it's because they come packed with envelopes already, maybe that's a dumb reason I don't know ! So now the dog and her man is out for the first visit of the day to the country park, I can watch your tutorial in peace.
Congratulations to Heather another member of W. W. C. and what a beauty you are now owner of, enjoy.
Enjoy your day Sue, sending hugs as usual xx

Crafti Moggie said...

Lovely card today Sue, love the fire and ice method and it makes the card look so magical,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Gorgeous card, absolutely beautiful.I have not made an easel card for ages I will defiantly have a go this weekend using the fire and ice technique.
Thanks for all your ideas.
Jan x

hettygarlick said...

That's lovely and a bit different to see an easel card.

Denise Bryant said...

Elegant card! What a treat it would be to get this in the mail!

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Could you hear me shouting NOOOOO! when you tipped the gilding flakes into the bin? Lol! The card is beautiful I love the fire and ice tecnique it always looks so gorgeous. The gilded poppies look fabulous they finish off the card perfectly.
Congratulations Heather for a second I thought it was me lol!
Hugs x
Heather T

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, altering the shape makes it look totally different.

Congrats to the card winner.

Michele

Barbara (C) said...

I love the ice and fire technique and in an oval presentation makes it so elegant.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card! The fire and ice technique always looks fabulous and especially in this easel card. I was thinking the same as Cr@fty when I saw you put the gilding flakes in the bin. Love the gilded poppies, they make a lovely finishing touch.
Congratulations to Heather on her card win! Debra x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another great video and beautiful card.
Congratulations to Heather.
Pam please take great care of your injury Rose thorns are so dangerous.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

anne mather said...

Morning Sue
What a lovely pretty card today. Will watch later when the grandkids have gone home.
Congratulations Heather!
Anne M xxx

Karen M said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely idea for an easel card,love the fire & ice really sets the card off.
Enjoyed the video
Congratulations to Heather
Best wishes
Karen M

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I totally agree with all the previous comments this is a gorgeous card, I like easel cards but don't make many of them so you have inspired me to have a go, might do this one in club soon so that they get a chance of the fire and ice technique.

Heather I also said nooooooooooooooo when I saw the excess flakes going in the bin but as this is a video it just had to be done so I will let you off.

Sue - got a question please - I would love to know where you got that lovely tiny blue dustpan and brush that us used recently on one of your video's (not sure if it was on this video or not - it looked like it had very soft bristles on it). It was probably from the states but I thought it would be so useful.

Congratulations to Heather, enjoy your prize

Elaine, hope Andrews scan goes well and the Consultant appointment, the sooner the treatment starts the better, I have my fingers and toes crossed too.

Tina, hope Mick is rested after his mammoth hospital visit, I agree with Pam they are supposed to avoid trauma not cause it.

Pam yes still gazing in wonder at my prize, I am one very lucky lady.

Not sure how you are going to resolve the overhanging branches issue, you might have to take advise on that one. It would be a nice gesture if the school would do it after all as someone said they have to pay the staff anyway and it is their tree that is causing the problem. What would you rather have daylight or noise, I know what I would choose.

Julie hope you can get to talk this through with someone, a counsellor or someone who has been through it.

Tracey we are all with you.

Sending lots of hugs to everyone on this beautiful sunny Saturday, I am off to my sons later for a bbq, looking forward to that.

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

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
WOW!! What a fantastic design, so very elegant and opulent, I love it.
Congratulations to Heather.x

Chris Curry said...

Love the fire and ice technique and this easel card is stunning. Thank you Sue. Xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I love it. I really should use this technique more it gives such striking results. Congratulations to the winner. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant card & I love easel cards. Congratulations Heather. Yvonne xx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for another great video and stunning card - very pretty.
Congratulations to Heather.
June, have a look on Julia Watts website for the dustpan and brush, I do remember seeing them awhile back. x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
You continually surprise me I wasn't expecting an easel card it is stunning. Pam I would get in touch with your local council they employ staff to cut the grass and maintain school grounds. I have a busy day today have a family barbecue to organise and one of my daughters is staying the night so will catch up tomorrow.

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Something a little different today, very lovely card that fire & ice technique is gorgeous, thanks for the video & congrats Heather X X X

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, love the fire and ice it looks so lush!!!
I'm off on holibobs so I don't know if I'll get WiFi!!!
Congrats to Heather!!!
Have a good one!!!
Very excited eeek!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a fantastic card, looking forward to watching your video later today but really loving the white and gold and the poppies look amazing. Congratulations to Heather on winning one of your beautiful cards. Sending best wishes
Yvonne.
Mayxx

Anne said...

I absolutely love this, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Lovely card today Sue you really are one very talented lady.
Crafty Janney x

carol quinn said...

Beautiful easel card
Congratulations heather
Carol

Annie Pennington said...

Gorgeous card Sue. It looks great in the oval frame. I haven't tried your fire and ice technique yet... so many techniques so little time.

Had a lovely trip to Llandudno, the weather wasn't too good so we went shopping. I picked up some lovely pearl cardstock and printed vellum that was an absolute bargain.
I was surprised that they didn't have any CE dies. Maybe they had sold out, it was rather busy there.

When I arrived home, the postman had delivered my Swiss background dies so can't wait to play with them.
Have a lovely weekend all

Annie P

xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card today, really beautiful, lovely shape and an actual card too!! Haha. Oh wow those gilded poppies are so gorgeous, I'm hooked. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to Heather enjoy your card xxx
Elaine good news about Andrews appointment xxx
Mick and Tina and Tracey sending hugs xxx
Pam it does depend on the size of the school as to whether they have grounds/maintenance staff. Write directly to the chair of governors via the school so it has to be discussed at committee, invite them round to see the problem and hopefully you will come to a mutual agreement. If that fails talk to your local council and see what they suggest . I hope you get it sorted xxxx

Sue MacFall said...

This is gorgeous, Sue. Very classy.
Thank you,
Sue Mac

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card! Great video , I can't wait to try this one as I love easel cards and I have the dies needed.
Congratulations to Heather !
Anne xo

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. I haven't made many easel cards, don't know why, as they are very effective. SueL x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow another stunning card today, I will be giving this a try you have given me an idea also for Christmas cards thank you.
Congratulations to the winner.
Thank you for inspiring me.
Maggie

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Not often you show us a shaped card but this is a cracker!...love it and a shaped easel card is definitely not something you'd find in the shops so would impress any recipient...

Congratulations to Heather...

Izzy

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a stunning card, love the opulent background, such a great technique and looks fabulous as an easel card. Well done Heather. Have a great day all. Bx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
I love easel cards and your is gorgeous.
Will watch the video later.
Lucky Heather I'ms sure will will treasure her card.
Lydia
X

Debs Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

This card is just gorgeous!
A great technique :))

auscrafts said...

beautiful

DeCor said...

Was so surprised to see the easel card as you don't do them very often, but oh what a beauty. Funny how many of was are such crafters that we don't waste anything....I thought the same when you disposed of the gilding flakes!!! LOL! I love how you did the poppies. I must get on with experimenting with this die more. Have to finish a project for my husband first.
I bought a similiar dustpan set at Poundland years ago, not sure if as good as Sue's but I use it all the time.
Congrats to Heather. I have a Sue Wilson card, I always look at it and it brings on the crafty inspiration! Have a great weekend all.

Kate's Cards said...

Very striking. xx

nattyboots said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card Sue, i think it would make a lovely box for holding my trinkets, Mmmm i may just have to get this die .Will watch your video later Sue.

Congrats to Heather enjoy your card.

Pam i agree with all the above the School is responsible for the overhanging branches .
June enjoy your BBQ
Sending Big hugs to all who need one , especially to Tina Julie and Tracey .

Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Elaine H X

Scottydog said...

Limited wifi but just had to say - Love it!

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Just love easel cards and this one is delightful, ovals are my favourite shape so must have a go at this one.
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

June Horrocks said...

Stunning is the word today sue love this beauty thank you congratulations to the lucky winner
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty friends.

A lovely surprise this morning a shaped card will look forward to catching the video later after I get outa bed and go watch the show that's recording with John Lockwood this morning I believe he's got some of ur dies on demo.

Will craft later I feel Xmas coming on lol x

Love to all plus cuddles xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Ps congrats to heather treble on her win lucky lady xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love the fire and ice technique. Loving these poppies.
Congratulations Heather, enjoy your prize.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a fantastic demo all I want to do is try it out and I am so frustrated cos got loads to do. Have a great day Sue, hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, Just love this technique and this card is so lovely.
Love Val in Spain xx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. I would have to agree with you, I love the fire and ice technique too. I think ovals are such a pleasing shape so all in all, a very pretty card today.

Lisbeth

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, congratulations to Heather

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I love ovals and its such a long time since I made easel card !
I need to watch the Video!
Congratulations to Heather !
Love Marg

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,so elegant.
Congratulations to Heather.

julie laz said...

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

Hi all, can I just say thank you for your kind messages about my eye problem,
And what to do,
I'M GOING FOR IT, I love crafting but with one eye it's very awkward,
I'm just telling myself I've got nothing to lose,
I think deep down I'm scared ,
But thanks for your kind wishes big huds Julie laz xxxx😉

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card this morning I love this technique
Have a lovely day all
Sharon xx

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, fire and ice is my favourite technique too. Indeed this is beautiful on a shaped easel card. Hugs, Ivy Cx

Paula said...

I love this card Sue, not just because of the fire and ice technique, but because I like easel cards. :) I'll have to watch the video later, I'm being taken out for lunch amongst other things so have to go and get ready!
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I can only see the one small picture as my phone has mobile network problems where we are now. I do love the look of your fire and ice cards but yet to try doing it myself. Thanks for your video and I will have a month's worth to catch up with next week. Congratulations to the very lucky card winner.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue lovely card and i love the Fire and Ice technique.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue lovely card and i love the Fire and Ice technique.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
what a stunning, wonderful and elegant card that is...
May I have it? ;-)) Or have I to make one by myself ;-((
Thanks a lot for the video.
Have a nice weekend
Rolf xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Poppyfield Creations said...

Hi Sue

A very stunning card. I really like the 'fire and ice' technique

Congratulations to Heather

Have a good weekend

June x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Just adore this techneque dstill haven't tried it so maybe the time has come. I do enjoy making easle cards so watch this space.
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

dmj said...



As Heather above says, this is a technique I've not tried yet; must try it soon,



Doreen x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous easel card and I love the fire and ice technique. Very clear video as usual, thank you. Sadly I don't have the Noble ovals but can probably make something similar using the rectangles.

Pam - when you cut the wretched blackthorns I do hope that you are throwing the prunings back over the fence into the school grounds and not disposing of them yourself. I believe you are legally entitled to do this and having to clear them up may make them do something about it.

June - have a search on e-bay for the miniature dustpan & brush, that is where I found mine and it wasn't expensive.

Congratulations Heather on being the Wednesday Winner, it is a beautiful card.

Frances

Suemac said...

A lovely card

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful easel card x after everyones comments not sure I want to watch the video !!! Lol x thankyou for your inspiration x
Congratulations heather x
Theresa w xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and just look at that fabulous little gilded poppy, love it
Caring hugs to all who need one, Wheelybad and Norah hope you both are ok?

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous card must try this one love the shape and fire and ice thank you .

Juiia Watts has little dustans they are brilliant i use mine all the time at £1.99 perfect.

jeanie.e

Anonymous said...

I love easel cards and I love shaped cards, so how nice that you combined the two. Your gilding flakes are so beautiful...my crafting friend and I are so hooked on gilding right now....I'm ordering more with my next supply order. I'm thinking of the mulled wine ones since Fall is upon us.

Great card and video....

Jan D., Florida, USA

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Lovely easel card. I don't have any of the larger frame dies, as I don't often make cards larrger than 5x7. Will have to see if I can adapt what I have to make a smaller card. The poppies look completely different when the are gilded.
Margaret xx

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card this morning and I will enjoy watching the video, love the background and the design. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. WOW What a gorgeous card, very opulent with all the gilding flakes. A very special easel card made with your fire and ice technique. The poppies look fantastic with the gilding flakes. Will try this one tomorrow. Thanks for another great video even when i shouted no when the flakes went in the bin but then we all have accidents in our craft rooms. Sue i watched John on Hochanda lastnight and this morning and he was showing your dies off beautifully with all the different ways you can use them. Congratulations to Heather on your beautiful win.
June Smith. I got my dust pan & brush from Julia Watts web site i think it was either 1- 99 or 2-99 and i have had it for ages it comes in about 4 or 5 different colours. It works really well as i even use it to clean my key board on my computer lol. Hope this helps.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this, gorgeous card

Suzzette Yandle said...

I like your Fire & Ice technique. Thanks for the video showing how to do an easel card. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. I do like the fire and ice technique. I spent yesterday playing with gilding flakes and have changed my mind as to which are my favourite colours which doesn't help my bank balance. I have never tried making an easel card, having seen yours,I must try again.

The dustpan and brushes are widely available. I bought mine a couple of years back on a riverine web site after seeing my parchment craft tutor using one. Now one set is on the craft table and one in my parchment craft tools box. So, so so useful!!!!!

Teresa

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, another fabulous card, really like the oval easel card, so different and the fire and ice technique is always a winner.
Wendyx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousssss Sue love it.

gr karin van eijk

Anonymous said...

So unusual for you to make a 'proper' card, Sue, and an easel one at that! Always like to see the fire and ice technique, altogether a lovely card. Thanks as ever for the video - no mystery to making easels at all. Must try one soon.
Pam, of course you are legally entitled to cut back overhanging branches, but disposing of blackthorn is something else. You'd think the school would be more sympathetic and not give such a silly excuse: nowadays no-one takes responsibility when causing a nuisance, as Elaine knows only too well. Yes, a letter to the governors best bet, but guess you have it sorted for now.
Laine, sorry for all your migraines, hope you're much better. Not long to AP!
Julie Laz - good for you, as you say, nothing to lose. Will it be a long wait though? Let us know how you get on, it's such a big step to take.
Well done to Heather treble on the card win.
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations Heather!Enjoy your pretty card by Sue!
Today's make is absolute perfection! I am completely mesmerized by it! TFS!

Eunice said...

Love the Fire and Ice easel card, especially love the fire and ice flowers, Sue!!!!!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely divine, this card. And your video is great. I'll HAVE to have a go. The fire and ice technique must be one of my favourites, and it's got your elegance.
Tried to leave a comment on YouTube but it failed to post, don't know why. I'll try again later.
Hugs, Rose

Lorraine Freeman said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love fire and ice and the versatile poppies gilded this time are just gorgeous.
I have taken a step back as my chest/ribs are playing up so have very little voice. Will just like on the sofa and watch the Olympics.
Claire has been called into work, hubby is going out to a barbecue. I am rather hurt he didn't include me in the invite. I couldn't go last year as I was poorly and obviously now I am again but when I appeared to be better he didn't even ask me.
Sending love n hugs to you all xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card.
Rosemary xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

What a stunning card. Love the freshness about it.

Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. I also love your Fire and Ice technique, I also love easel cards and shaped cards so it is all win win for me. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Heather Treble.

Best wishes

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful, think your fire and ice technique is lovely. Haven't had a go yet but will do so.

liz spooner said...

This is so different Sue, I had to check that I was on the right blog.xx

sued99 said...

Lovely card. Will try to catch up on the video tomorrow. X

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card so stunning, Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this is a beautiful easel card and quite unusual too.
BarbaraV

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, will watch video in bed later. Quite a different shaped card for you!!!

CraftyJo said...

Love easel cards

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Really lovely easel card I love the fire & ice technique I'm playing catch up again as I still have my young grand daughters with me Just looked at yesterday's Christmas cards they are stunning!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Really lovely easel card I love the fire & ice technique I'm playing catch up again as I still have my young grand daughters with me Just looked at yesterday's Christmas cards they are stunning!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous sparkly card. Thank you for sharing.
Congratulations to Heather.
Hugs.

Theresa Pace said...

love easel cards. very elegant, hugs xx

karenlotty said...

Congrats to Heather and this is a lovely easel card Will watch video later OH busy watching Olympics and as I don't have a laptop at mo I want to watch it on our new smart tv!

A Happercrafter6 said...

What a lovely card Sue.
Jan
Northampton

ursula said...

A stunning card Sue, I just love this technique of yours and quite unusual to see an easel card from you....beautiful....luv Ursula xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm sorry I'm so late - I started to comment a few times today and was interrupted each time! Yesterday's cards were / are beautiful and my favourite is the first one as I just love your poinsettias! Your poinsettia cards have been the ones most repinned of all the cards I have!
( How about 16 in the last three weeks! ) I'm talking about the same card - a red poinsettia one with white overlay! It's a favourite of mine too.
June - thanks! I've survived and enjoyed my week even though I'm rather tired now. Guess who snoozed in the chair yesterday afternoon!
I'm so pleased your win has arrived and that you ar so thrilled with it! Enjoy using it my friend!
I'm sorry I can't remember who mentioned the dustpan and brush but I got mine from Julia Watts website and it didn't cost very much.
Congratulations Heather on your win! It is a beautiful card. Enjoy!
Pam - ouch these thorns can be lethal - take care! I'm always getting caught in our pyracantha and it's nowhere near so bad!
I'm sorry I haven't read everything but will try to catch up!
Love to all, Myra x

Littlelamb said...

Sorry to be late. Been out today and this is first chance to comment. Lovely card. I do like easel cards. Will look at video tomorrow now. Thank you for sharing this.

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue

Another lovely card. I do like the fire and ice technique. Thank you for another great video.

With Best Wishes

Elaine Ann

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

A gorgeous card, I shall watch the video soon, fire and ice one of my favourite techniques. Hope all is well with you x

Pam, if the school won't clear the trees and they are a council school go to your county council as they are the landowners. If it is an academy contact the company responsible for running it. If all else fails the local paper or radio will kick them into touch, big hugs x

Big congratulations to Heather, enjoy your card xxx

I know I've missed a lot but from reading today's posts I want to send my best wishes and hugs for various reasons to Julie Laz, Elaine and Andrew, Tina and Mick, Tracy, Laine and anyone else who is having health problems or difficulties in their lives x

I've been absent because in the space of 5 days I went from up high to down low. My doc agreed I needed to get things sorted with my head & neck as research had pointed to a link between that and the condition I have, we didn't have time to deal with other issues we spoke at such legnth. The CCG then refused to refer me to the hospital I've already been to, one of a small handful that has the diagnostic capability. I will fight it but I found out the day of a funeral, of a musician friend and it was a stark reminder of what ability I have lost but that was just one love of many that has fell by the wayside thanks to my ropey DNA. I will fight the decision, I do know people with experience in this plus the charity for the condition will help but after 5 days of finally some hope it's damn hard to take. I can't explain more here as it's a long explanation. If I felt fatigued before it's double now and I have to regroup in a big way. I may not be around much as a result as on top of I'm adjusting to a new routine of daily help which has caused extra migraines too, talk about everything at once! I feel guilty venting as i know others are suffering too but venting to Mr just makes it worse, I hate asking for any help too so the new routine is not easy to take but it has helped with my skin which is the start of me accepting this but my head is a big mess on a few fronts and I need to get it back together asap. First thing I need to do is sort my sleep pattern... 4:16am and counting! I'll see you soon when I've dug some positivity out from the back of the wardrobe... I know it's there somewhere ;-)

Sorry again for the long post x

Sending love and extra big hugs to all my friends... Lynda, Laine, Yvonne, Maria, P, Fluffycat, Lorraine F, Theresa W, Marg, Jan, Norah, Pat L and Sarah, Tina Eldridge- hugs for all your family Tina and anyone I forgot (it's late/ early) wishing every single person who visits this amazing blog a beautiful Sunday and a great new week. I will see you all very soon,

T x

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sur, love the fire and ice technique

Jean said...

So beautiful!!

Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely beautiful, i love your fire and ice technique.
And i love that it is one of those techniques that i can't go wrong.
I am always amazed at the results.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel