Friday, 17 February 2017

Just For You

Hi there my crafty friends!  I just couldn't go too long without doing a Fire and Ice technique card!  I started with a square piece of milk card and used the decorative dies from the Centaurus Triple Gemini die set to cut into each of the four sides of the square.  I covered the front of the card with a sticky adhesive sheet and then turned the card over and added Summer Meadow Gilding Flakes to the exposed areas for the "fire" part of the technique.  I used a piece of Rubit Scrubit pad to move the flakes into place and refine them to remove the excess.  I peeled off the other side of the backing paper on the front and coated it with Iced Snow for the "ice" part of the technique.  I cut the Antwerp die out of milk card and backed it with milk and seated it in the centre of the card.  I cut the smaller die from the Antwerp set also in milk and backed it with milk card for a tonal look.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the small oval from the set and used a gold paint pen around the edge.  I seated it in the centre of the dies.  The card was completed with gold and milk mats.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous Card Sue, it's lovely.
I'm saddened that once again someone has chosen to comment again on the length and contents of our posts. I totally agree with Patricia, Myra and all of the other comments. This is a happy supportive blog led by the most fantastic blog Momma ever. I too remember Sues beautiful posts about her lovely heroic father and her gorgeous mother. Sue has often said that she gets to know her Wilsonettes through our posts and she was so supportive when I lost my Tim. Please please if you don't want to read them pass them by, I don't take offence at short or irregular posts, therefore don't take offence at mine. No one on this blog would ever disrespect Sue, she is the reason we are here and here we will stay as long as she wants us. Carmen, yes this is the best blog ever.
To all my friends on the blog and they are very very many, I hope you are all well, big hugs to you all
Elaine I hope Andrew is feeling stronger.
Tina, big hugs for you honey.
Gang Of Nine, Rock on ladies, you are hilarious, my daily tonic.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, this is absolutely gorgeous I love it.
Nancyd xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely glitzy card Sue. Sorry but I start to read some of the comments, and feel like I am in a doctors surgery. Apologies if this offends people, but I thought the blog was about Sue's creations.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A very frosty card so beautiful Thank you.
Take care and have fun. Kitty.

Hi Pam.
I enjoy reading your blog I do not have time to read all the other blogs.
Take care Kitty. You are the early bird.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue Stunning card.Pictures look good on screen but it must look fabulous in real life.
Jan x

Maria Illsley said...

Wow what a stunning card xx

Denise Bryant said...

Love all that sparkle! Gorgeous card!

Diane King said...

Great card

auscrafts said...


Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, but I'm sure it will be even more outstanding in real life. Yvonne xx

Netty The Runner said...

Amazing, love this technique.
Annette x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. I love anything sparkly and your incredible card has lifted my spirits this morning. What a fantastic pattern the Gemini die has made, and the gold peeking through is lovely. Beautiful comments reminding us of your Dad's letter.
Donita - do you write movie trailers for a living, because your intro was spot on! Yvonne, have a great time in Phill's shop. I spent enough at his stall at a show in York last year, I dread to think how much I'd spend in his shop! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

hollyberry said...

Love fire and ice technique,beautiful card.

Christine Collins said...

Hi xSue
Your card is an absolute stunner, just beautiful.
Chris xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. WOW - I've just enlarged the picture and am amazed at how intricate the triple Gemini is and looks with the guilding flakes behind, it's absolutely gorgeous. A truly stunning card Sue.
One thing I will mention that has been bothering me for a few weeks, is that you may also remember another post Sue wrote early last February - or maybe not I don't know, but it seems it had been totally pushed to one side, I kept looking back at the posts for a few days and wondering why on earth had no-one sent a thoughtful caring word to Sue, now I maybe speaking out of turn and I apologise and I also know Sue likes to keep life private, but the year before Sue had also had her own upsetting time to deal with but I didn't read one single "thinking of you" post, and I'll put my hands up now and admit that hurt and upset me, so many comments left to other followers of this blog, but not one to show you had Sue in your thoughts also at this time. Now for all I know you may have sent your own personal email to Sue showing you were thinking of her and her family at that time, but when you read over and over again messages of support to a dozen or so people it just angered me a little no - a lot, to think all Sue does for us all, well, that's all I'm saying.
Sorry Sue if this has offended and delete if it does, but I just needed to put things into perspective here as it's been eating away at me for weeks now.
I'll send a warm and apologetic hug your way, and also thank you for a beautiful piece of inspiration xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Super card, inspired to do a fire and ice card this weekend now, xxx

Lorna Stewart said...

Stunning 🌸

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Soooo lovely. Fab technique. Love it.

Craftynetty said...

Beautiful Sue! Have a good weekend.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW!!! Today's card really packs a punch! A wonderfully extravagant and expensive look that would leave the recipient knowing that you held them in very high regard.
I love the 'fire and ice' technique and plan to incorporate it into a memory album layout. Thank you for the great inspiration.x

Elizabeth Coupland said...

Beautiful card as always Sue xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and All. A WOW card this morning. So beautiful love how you have created the fire and ice background. This is a card what would stand out. Thank you for sharing. Wendy

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card, showing a really great technique. Love it. Have a good day all. Bx

Debra K. said...

Fabulous card today! I never get sick of your fire and ice technique. This one is so sparkly. Love it. Debra x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh such a beautiful creation today, I do love bling and this fire and ice technique ticks the boxes for me, it also shows off the lovely dies.

Pam I totally agree with your comments, this is a very FRIENDLY blog with beautiful creations by Sue and lots of wonderful information, tips and techniques. It is also a very supportive blog for so many people who benefit from it daily. It is so nice to share the joys and tribulations of our daily lives with friends. It is such a shame that these negative comments are also overflowing onto facebook as well, why upset people in this way, I am sure Sue is devastated by it all.

I am off to another craft group this morning, not sure what we are making so that will be a nice surprise.

Special hugs to everyone that need them xx

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

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue
A gorgeous rich elegant card today thank you. Haven't tried the fire and ice technique yet, but must give it a go. The photo is very good, but I expect it is so much prettier in real life, a true masterpiece.

Hugs to everyone xxx
Dawn Searle

Barbara (C) said...

I love the effect that can be achieved by using the Gemini. Combined with the ice and fire technique makes a beautiful card...BarbaraC

Chris Curry said...

A beautiful card Sue, I love your fire and ice cards. They are always special. Thank you, have a good weekend. Xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Another beautiful card Sue, stunning.


Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW WOW WOW What a stunning card. I love doing your famous Fire and Ice technique and this stunning card just shows how fantastic it looks with some tone on tone card, guilding flakes and the iced snow. You have created this master piece. I made loads of cards at christmas with this technique and everyone who recieved a one thought they were gorgeous so if it wasnt for following your blog i would never have learned this wonderful technique so a big Thank You from the bottom of my heart for creating this fantastic blog and inproving my card making so much. Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi sue this is a wow !! Card i havent tryed that tecknique yet but ill get around to it such a pretty card.
Catherine xx

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, in my opinion, a girl can never have too much bling and I so love your fire and ice technique which is emphasised beautifully with the die. Dashing now as friends are arriving and haven't seen them for a year. Well, we are on different continents. Enjoy your day. Hugs xx P Austen

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card, Sue, clever use of the Centaurus die to make the background and always like fire and ice! Very elegant.
Please everyone (both sides) don't distress Sue with another stir-up; read the comments and enjoy if you wish, or just leave yours and go if you're not interested. Seemples!!
Hugs to all. Love the banter!

'P' in Wales

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A stunning beautiful card, fire and ice is just the best technique.
B xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is such a beautiful card the dies are amazing. I do love the Fire and Ice technique. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What a wowser of a card today, loving this, I shall make some coffee later and study the video.

Bente Sørflaten said...

Very pretty card!
Love the background :))

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Do so love your fire and ice technique and this post is not exception. Just gorgeous....

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
A beautiful elegant card today a total contrast from yesterday's that is why I love your blog so much thank you Sue.Hugs to everyone

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous stunner today, love the fire and ice technique, makes a real statement.
Have a good day.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I just love the fire and ice technique, it never fails to impress. A really lovely card. I hope you have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie X X

Annie's messy stamping said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue. Love the sparkle. I often forget to use my gemini dies to cut into the card.

Annie P

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous sparkly card

SueJ said...

This is a beautiful card Sue, always grateful for the recipe you give and the great photos.

Suffice to say there are those that heeded your request and those that didn't!

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

This is a beautiful card, love the 'fire and ice' technique

June x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card this morning. I do like a bit of sparkle and golden luxury, makes the card even more special. Thank you for sharing such a delight with us.
Love Diane G xxx

Pam as always you have set the tone for the morning, I really enjoy reading the antics of pp and Laine and there have been many chuckles at the naughty 9, if you don't like reading the comments then pass on by, it only takes a few seconds to get to the bottom. Xxx

DeCor said...

Oh seeing this 'wow' of a card inspires me lots. Been down with a bug but really must try something similar to this today. Thank you again Sue. Have a good day. Big crafty hug

DeCor said...

Oh seeing this 'wow' of a card inspires me lots. Been down with a bug but really must try something similar to this today. Thank you again Sue. Have a good day. Big crafty hug

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another super fire and ice card. I love this technique as it always creates such stunning cards. Sending best wishes

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely to have some sparkle to start the day - fab card Sue!
Rosemary xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Lots of lovely sparkle! Thanks for sharing.
Well said Pam.
Have a great day everyone.

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful creation, I do struggle with the fire and ice techniques but will try harder lol. Big hugs Jo xxx

karenlotty said...

I must have another go at this technique I tend to to CAS cards but could always add a hint of Fire and Ice

Scottydog said...

I love the effect of this technique, thank you for reminding me I must give it a try. At the moment I have bottles of nail varnish & shoes drying in my craft room! Must go and assemble the cards shortly. Once again thank you for your inspiration Sue.

hettygarlick said...

A beautiful card. It looks just like frost glittering in the background.

Anne said...

A real "Sue" classic this morning - beautiful. My friend really enjoyed her first trip to CE Towers yesterday. We got some great bargains and it was lovely to see the boards for the trade show. Needless to say, we spent too much!!

Anne (Northampton)

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, its a dry morning but slightly cloudy lets hope the sun shows itself later on. A really beautiful card this morning I always love your fire and ice cards and todays card is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Your stunning card using the fire and ice technique will always be a winner for me. I might not use it yet it doesn't stop me loving the card. To days card brings back wonderful memories of meeting you and Julia in Aberdeen. The laughs we all had that day while you took time to show us how to do each element and some of us got things not quite right didn't put you up nor down. You just laughed with us and carried on. I have my card in my spare room come craft room and when I look at it I remember that great day.
I expect lots of other crafters have great memories after spending time with you either at a work shop or at a show.
Hazel X

djones said...

I do think this is a stunning way to
do a card!!! Love it,

Doreen x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous ornate card,I must try this technique,I love gilding flakes nice excuse to make a mess & have fun,
Thank you Sue
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card, I love it.
Maureen xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Sorry Sue, but it would be a very boring blog if all comments were like that. I am fortunate in having family and friends, but we do not know of other peoples' problems.
Do not think that because I laugh and joke I have not had sorrow a plenty, illness that would wear a lot of people down, and worries to give me grey hair. Do not judge me please.
Maureen xxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
I love your sparkly card today especially how you have used the Centaurus Gemini die.
I must have a go at this Fire and Ice Technique again. I first saw it demonstrated at a local Craft Shop
when I was lucky enough to attend a suoer craft day with John Lockwood.
Thank you for your lovely detailed instructions, Sue.
Lesley S x

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, super card love the fire and ice technique.
Your inspiration is always amazing, thank you for all the friendships that have been forged through this wonderful blog.
Lorraine, you mentioned about wanting to see the Jersey Boys, if you google thier show, you will get a list of places and times, I think there is one in Edinburgh soon.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

gwen70 said...

Simply stunning

Izzy said...

Oh Wow Sue - this is a stunner...I do love the fire and ice technique and use it as often as I can get away with it - never for men of the Centaurus die is perfect cut around the page to make a doily pattern to show off all that bling...

CARMEN - one thing you will come to appreciate as you start to collect Sue's dies is how often she includes as many separate plain outer cutting dies in each set as she can get away with...this may not seem a BIG thing at the moment but believe me, it's such a useful feature and will give your cardmaking so many more options that you will probably never want to buy any other dies!


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so sparkly.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Pat PATRICIAH said...

Just gorgeous.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Had bad *M******** for the last few days but back to enjoy your beautiful card!
Thank you for the Blog and the Inspiration and the wonderful E/Bossing folders, I am constantly making fronts with them I love them so much!
So glad you have such dedication Sue!
Love Marg

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
that´s an amazing, elegant and delicate card and I love the frosty effect.
Rolf xxx

Kate's Cards said...

A sparkly delight! xx

stitchingranny said...

Wow a really stunning card this morning - I simply love it.

To PAM and anyone else leaving long posts. I don't always have the time to read posts but when I do I enjoy the long ones that have messages of love and kindness for others. My messages are often short, but that's just me. I would be cross if you told me to make them longer. Please know that everyone does not share the opinion of the person who feels you should write shorter posts.

Hugs Helen xx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and fellow followers,

You got me thinking of cutting in with my Geminis, and then I dozed off. So I'm saying hello goodbye and happy Friday.


Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, it is always lovely to see your Fire and Ice cards and this one is no exception, its beautiful and its always great to have a bit of sparkle in our lives.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the fire and ice technique and it is good to be reminded of it as I have got carried away with pixie powders!! Gorgeous card

Love and hugs to everyone

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card and love the way you have used the Gemini to create a frame. I have always loved the fire and ice technique and just like Hazel I have very fond memories of our time in Aberdeen and the card that I made there using this technique is pinned up on the board here in my craft room.

Wishing everyone a happy Friday.


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous card. I love it, from the fire and ice technique to the beautiful Gemini dies you have used.

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful card Sue and what a technique thanks for sharing,have a great day hugsxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Theresa said...

Good morning Sue and all your crafty crew
What a super card Sue this technique is so beautiful and your wonderful dies are amazing
Pam. Spot on with your comments
Stephanie i am ashamed to say i did not comment on the event you are talking about but i do think of sue and her family often and perhaps i should have commented on the blog
So Sue thinking of you always
Hugs to all
Theresa G xx

June Horrocks said...

A stunning card today sue love the fire on ice the dies are brill thank you
Love always June horrocks xxxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card is so beautiful - what a clever use of the Gemini dies. I love fire and ice. Must use my Gemini dies in this way.......... never thought of it before, thank you, Sue, for sharing.
Hugs, Rose


Like the fire & ice technique, so this is another one I'll be having a go at. Thanks Sue. I'm a bit backed up on my card making as I've been a bit busy - must knuckle down!!! X

Sandra said...

Wow, Sue,!!
Such a delightfully sparkly card, it looks jewel encrusted! What a perfect 'Special' birthday' or anniversary card, some techniques never get old!
Thank you for being so inspirational as always,

Marie Brookes said...

Such a pretty card Sue xxx lots of love and huggs to you xxx

Marie Brookes said...

Such a pretty card Sue xxx lots of love and huggs to you xxx

Jaye said...

Oh wow! What a gorgeous delicate card.And sparkly too! have admired the fire and ice technique before but haven't tried it.I really think I can't resist having a go any longer. Sue, you are an inspiration and your tutorials are brilliant.Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card
Elizabeth Bennett

Theresa said...
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Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another fantastic card, it's a very typical Sue Work of Art and I love it.
I loved when we did that technique in Aberdeen, what a fun couple of days we had.
It's a beautiful sunny if cold day here in the North East of Scotland.
If the sun is not shining for you, I hope you can still smile and enjoy your day.
Have a wonderful day everyone
Patricia xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Sorry I have missed a couple of days. The cards were wonderful though, as is this beauty today. I especially loved the shoe one from yesterday.

Myra, sorry for the late reply. My scrunched up nasturtiums were ok, but obviously not as good as Sues. I am always far too critical or my own work. I didn't like them at all at first and admit I think I made them worse by inking the edges. ( they were made from vellum). I have not used them on a card yet, so they may look better in place. I think I prefer them made from cardstock though, and have yet to scrunch them using that. Still in love with the nasturtiums dies though.

Love Helen xxx

Anonymous said...

Only 2 words, absolutely stunning. Carol xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
"WOW" What A Truly Tremendous Stunning Very Beautiful Card
I Just Love All The Products You've Used For Your Card Today And I Love How You Breakdown Each
Part Of Your Card In Such Great Detail So We Can Follow And Duplicate If We Wish:
Wonderful Products:
"The Antwerp Die Set"
"The Centaurus Triple Gemini Die Set"
"The Sticky Adhesive Sheet" "The Iced Snow" "The Summer Meadow Gilding Flakes" "The Rubit Scrubit Pad"
"Milk And Gold Foundation Card" Also "Gold Paint Pen" "Pearls"
Now Today's - Card For Me Is Just "Magical" "Magnificent" A First Class "Masterpiece"
I Just Love How You Started With A Piece Of Square "Milk Card" (Great Size) And Then Cut Out Four Times Using
"The Centarus Die" Cutting Them Into The Sides Of Your Square, Then You Covered With A "Sticky Adhesive Sheet"
Turned Your Card Over, This Is Where You Added "The Striking Summer Meadows Gilding Flakes" To All The Exposed
Areas Creating "The Fire" Part Of This Extraordinary Impressive Card.
Using Your "Rubit Scrubit" To Refine And Remove The Excess Of "The Gilding Flakes, Straight Back Into The Pot,
No Waste Then Removing The Other Side Of The Backing Paper On The Front Of Your Card This Is When You Coated
It With "The Luxurious Iced Snow" Creating "The Ice" Part Of Your Wonderful Technique, Then You Cut Out
"The Antwerp Die" In Milk Card And Backed In Milk Which Gives A Tone On Tone Look, Taking The Smaller Die From
"The Antwerp" Also Backing In Milk Card Then Taking The Small Oval Die From The Set You Stamped Your
Sentiment And Used A "Gold Paint Pen" To Go Around The Edges Very Affective, Adding Pearls Here And There
Using Your "Milk And Gold Card" As Your Mat/Layer Finishing Off With Your Signature Piecing.
The Close Up Shots Of The Dies Are Wonderful Showing That The Dies Have Such Tremendous Detail.
Sue As Always "Thank You" For Sharing Such A Extremely Exquisite, Elegant, Rich, Opulent Card With Us
Thank You So Very Much For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Afternoon Sue, A beautiful card, I'm loving the bling intermingled with the gorgeous die-cuts.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
It is always a bit manic in this house on Fridays! Well it can be a bit manic on other days if I'm honest - so to open the Blog this morning and see such a gorgeous card has a calming soothing effect! I love the Fire and Ice technique and I think it's always a WOW - in more ways than one! However what you have done with the Centaurus Dies, Sue is beautiful. I like the milk on milk in the centre too! Thank you once again!
Helen don't worry about the delay! Sometimes we miss comments - it's easily done! I'm glad your flowers were " ok". I'm sure they were better than ok! Not many can make anything quite like Sue !! Wish I could!
Thanks Pam - as always!
Sending lots of love to Sue and all the lovely friends on this blog! some I've met and some I haven't. I don't have your emails or addresses so can only send a greeting or thought here. Sue's email I have - we all do. I think we all care very much about you Sue! I think you know that too.
Love Myra xxx

Sue MacFall said...

I love this technique - always so eye catching. Many thanks.

Fiki said...

gorgeous card!

Vie Carter said...

A very regal looking card, beautiful design


CraftyJo said...

Beautiful :)

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card The ice and fire techneque seems to always be a winner. I have not tried it yet,but hope to get round to having a play soon.

Really sorry to hear people seem to think it necessary to make critical remarks about others comments. Although I do not write very much myself and do not always have time to read all the comments in full it is lovely that the blog shows so much friendship and caring to its other members. It makes you feel as if you are all one big happy family.

Love and best wishes to you all and of course especially you Sue. Thankyou so much for all that you do for us.

Jean said...

So prettY!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love the fabulous sparkle. mrsjane. Wales

barbara macaskill said...

Divinely delectable card today! The Fire & Ice technique is my favorite! LOVELOVELOVE all the shimmer and sparkly yumminess on this elegant and regal card! It makes my heart sing! TFS!

Jan Sayer said...

Love the fire and ice technique. Great card today. Looking forward to seeing Anne's bargains from CE towers when I get home. Last leg tomorrow from Dubai. Then I shall see the card I won last week.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Love the technique on this beautiful card and hope with yours
and our Sam's write up I will be brave enough one day to take
the Gilding Flakes out again but as long I'm standing in my
kitchen and making cards I think it's best they are put in their
box for now. OH saying it is enough to have Glitter in his dinner :)
I hope that you know that We all love your work but that's not all,
we support and sending you daily hugs and we understand that you
(Sue) also have problems and sadness and going through tough times.
I'm sad to see a 'someone' once again just can't help to stir around
in this nice and friendly blog that you have sat up and wont let us be
here for each other. I love reading to see what my friends have been up
to ( I have met quite a few of you thanks to this blog and Cotswold Crafter)
a film with the naughty 9 would be A-class film especially if we got Donita
to write the script. :-) and perhaps have Pp Pa (party animal ) and Laine as extras, oh dear I can see it now. Maybe the cats and dogs that are in our
family too could be in it doing the things they do ,even a mice or two.
We also have a very good seamstress in Cheryl and Val so they could make the
Costumes :) Break a leg to the show Cheryl, wish all go fantastic.
Lovely to see you back Wheelybad and I wish you many happy Crafting time
with your friend. Also a belated, very happy 40th Birthday ! Hope you managed
to have a nice day and you enjoyed the Cake :) x
Welcome to Carmen ,our newbie in Crafting :) I would love to know when
and what kind of Crafting you like to do and what part of the country
you from. I'm the nosy one,hope you don't mind ? x
Sending special hugs to our Sue, Tracy, Lynda, Tina, NannaTina, Elaine.
Pp, Lorraine, Laine, Pat Pam, Deb C, and to anyone who needs a hug.
It's a bit too long post, sorry.
Many hugs , Maria x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Fire & Ice and lots of layers - AWESOME. Wishing you a fantastic weekend.

Disco Queen said...

Stunning card Sue, So sparkly. Love how you have used the Gemini dies.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue
This card is stunning I love the fire and ice technique its fabulous and the dies are too! I've been to a craft day today and have come home with a few of your dies so will be having a play with them tomorrow.
Sending good wishes to all

Anonymous said...

Stunning! I love the fire and ice effect.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

There's nothing like a bit of bling to capture a girl's heart and that's what you have done with this fire and ice beauty. It's absolutely stunning.

Wishing you a happy weekend.


val jones said...

Beautiful card Sue. Just love the touch of gilding flakes.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous sparkly card!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I love the Fire and Ice technique and the inked edge to your layer, they tie in so well. I really like the look the Centaurus Triple Gemini die has given. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Sheila Barns said...

A lovely card and a fabulous technique.

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue such a delightful sparkly card .Your Gemini dies are so versatile .Thanks for sharing . Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

ursula said...

Just one of my favourite backgrounds, fire and ice, so stunning, this is just one amazing card, I just love how you have cut the Gemini die to make a background, lovely idea....thank you Sue for such amazing inspiration...luv Ursula xx

Narrowboat girl said...

A gorgeous card Sue. I bet it looks even lovelier in the flesh

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. Love your fire and ice technique although I haven't tried it myself. Must get my gilding flakes out and have a play. Thanks for showing us how we can get the best out of your dies. I'm saving my pennies for Ally Pally. Must also try and take my list with me as I usually leave it at home.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Another fabulous card, Sue. Thank you x

liz spooner said...

These dies and this technique are just sunning Sue.xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is so stunning, i do love your fir and ice technique.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Great card today. Loved yesterday's too but had a hiccup with the wifi so couldn't leave a comment.
Hugs to all and happy crafting.
D xx

Saba said...

Good evening Sue,
It's definitely an other WOW today. I love what you have created using the Centaurus die, it's stunning. And fire and ice! Whenever I see fire and ice I always think of you, quite a few years ago whilst demonstrating that technique on tv you confessed to having an irresistible urge to just throw the whole contents of the pot of gilding flakes up into the air and you looked so mischievous, it made me laugh and I've never forgotten it.
On a sadder note
I'm struggling to find the right words about the feel of many of today's posts, I can't understand why anyone who cares for Sue would criticise a fellow follower for leaving a longer post just because they themselves don't do it.
Sue herself said a little while ago that she wants to read the comments about people sharing their lives, just asked that they were more upbeat, the length of the posts was never mentioned.
And if anyone is in any doubt at all just how much Sue appreciates getting to know her followers through their comments please look back to the post of 20th April 2014.
June, thank you for mentioning the fb posts, I have now looked at the negative comments you mentioned which were posted just over a week ago and was both angry and truly saddened by what was put there and the derogatory terms used were uncalled for. I've thought long and hard about it and decided to ask Sue whether she would like to see them and if so will forward a copy of them to her.
I truly hope all this unrest will pass quickly and we can get back to being the lovely caring Wilsonette family that Sue deserves.
Love and hugs
Saba xxx

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the gilding flakes! Beautiful color!

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue
This is a truly beautiful card so very opulent as only you can make them, the fire and ice give the card a dimension all of it's own. Thank you for showing us all this wonderful card.


lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Oh my gosh, boy do i love the Fire and Ice technique, its eye catching and simply gorgeous. Glitter and gilding flakes are two of my favourite ingredients and nothing beats the impact of incorporating them together in one card. The Centaurus die is a positive beauty, i love the design you have created with it, its clearly so much more than just a border. It is a sparklicious sample of your design genius Sue, thankyou for sparking my dormant imagination yet again:-)
I don't quite know how to put this Sue without causing offence or upset but i am finding it very difficult reading the blog over the past two days. This blog is your baby and it was created i think to reach out and share with like minded individuals and it achieves all that and then some. However yesterday i was upset and angry that some people seem to think that they have the right to dictate the content and length of the comments...when i write my comment i do so in the knowledge that you will read it and hopefully enjoy it, that's what matters to me most and if other friends on the blog appreciate my nonsense then that makes me happy too. Can i just address the comments made today about people choosing to ignore events in your life, i respect that you are a deeply private person and as such i try to tailor my comments accordingly. Just to explain, i remembered your event because it occurred 1-2 weeks before my own Dad sadly passed so you have been heavily in my thoughts lately as a result. Rightly or wrongly i chose not to refer to it on the blog because i thought that it violated your privacy and may cause upset to you and i took to heart your request at keeping the blog cheery and optimistic. I am sorry if this assumption was wrong and you would have appreciated some comforting words like has been implied but i refuse to feel responsible for other peoples anger and upset regarding the matter, like i say your feelings Sue are of paramount importance to me only.
My intention isn't to stoke up more trouble on the blog but i am tired of people creating problems where none should exist....they claim to care about the integrity of the blog and your feelings but they cause undue stress and upset to you and to what is normally a loving, supportive and kind forum.
I'll get off my soapbox now in the hope that we can return to normal again for Sue's sake primarily.
Sending my usual hugs to Yvonne, Maureen, Myra, P, Pam, Pat, Lynda, Theresa, Maria, Frances, Wheely, Deb C, TinaT, Nanna Tina, Tracey, Elaine&Andrew, Norah and the rest of the Gang of Ninexxxx

Crafty love and hugs


Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Stunningly blingy today. I love it!!!! Loads a detail too.
I hope u are well and that these posts aren't upsetting u too much. Can't believe it's all kicked off again. It's so sad really. Seems to be one person in particular by reading all the posts. Honestly there's more important things to be worrying about in life than what people post!! Sorry sue but I'm getting fed up with people squabbling over nothing as I'm sure u are too.

Love to all my fellow wilsonettes so please everyone be kind eh???? Xxxx

sued99 said...

Lovely card Sue. I've tried fire and ice a couple of times but only on a small scale. Your card is very inspiring. X

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card today Sue. I really must try the Fire and Aice technique. No excuse I have everything needed to do it apart from today's lovely die but my order came today and I didn't order that one. Bought two other Gemini's so perhaps I will try one of those. Just got to get on with it. Been busy with my granddaughter this week, who you have met on more than one occasion Sue , and is looking forward to seeing you again at Ally Pally. Try keeping her away. nil chance. Love to all my friends.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue a very beautiful card loving the sparkle .

Pam, Saba and Lorraine , i agree with all your comments , i have thought all day about the negative comments made , it just takes one [ Again } to start a commotion and upset with one comment ,then others jump on the band wagon and add their pennyworth .
Someone said they feel as if they are in a Doctors Surgery ?
well i feel i am in a School being dictated to by the prefects wanting to play at being the teacher ? are we next going to be told how many words we can write per day ? .

Sorry Sue this is not right and not fair to you by me commentating in this way , but this is how i feel.
Most of these wonderful caring people on your blog only want to help and give support to others who have loved ones going through a bad time, take the time to wright long posts that are funny and amusing , and i am not the only one to enjoy reading them all, they bring many a smile and a chuckle and even a happy memory now and again .

Stephanie , i personally E/mailed Sue and got a reply back from Sue saying that so many of her lovely blog followers were helping her with their kind caring comments , and if i remember rightly there were a few lovely comments left for Sue on her blog too at this sad time .

I hope that all this is not too upsetting for you Sue , you really do not deserve all this .I hope things can settle down again soon .

Sending caring hugs to those who need them.
Elaine H X

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card I really love it.
Take care sending you love and prayers Brenda XXX

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love your fire and ice technique but have never tried it myself. Must give it a try. Xx

theresa w said...

Stunning card sue I love it x
Theresa w xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Well what can I say but wow!! The fire and ice technique is a glitzy winner every time. You sure know how to brighten my day with cards such as this. Gorgeous x
I really did not think I was going to get a chance to comment today as I am staying at my Aunt and Uncles but have managed to get on line.
Oh my word Wilsonettes - can we all just take a step back a deep breath and count to ten x
One thing we can all agree on is that Sue is the most amazing, kind, generous and warm lady we have the pleasure of 'knowing'. So can we just spare a thought for how heartbreaking all the tension on her wonderful blog must be when she reads all this bickering.
I think that life is so incredibly short and we have all found this blog because of our love of craft and our admiration of Sue.
There are so many of us who comment regularly but do not know each other very well but surely we can put any differences aside and appreciate each others individuality and appreciate the one thing we all have in common - crafting x
We all lead such different lives and unless you are fully aware of circumstances and all the facts then does it really matter or hurt for anyone to write more than a couple of lines x
It is completely understandable that if a comment is very graphic, offensive or negative this could very well upset the mood of this truly uplifting haven. However, are any of us in a position to judge another for expressing their feelings when we have not got a clue about their circumstances or situation.
It is personal choice as to how much or little one writes in a comment. It is also personal choice as to which comments we choose to read.
Please let's all draw a line under all this ill feeling and live and let live. The length of peoples comments is surely not as upsetting as all the discord and animosity which has been so evident in the last day or so.
If you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all. Can this please be the end of it x
Take care each and everyone of you.
Happy thoughts
Lots of love
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
WOWOWOW STUNNING CARD SUE I do love your fire n ice l
I love doing it myself. Love you h. Thank your for all your lovely Dies & inspiration.
Look forward to seeing you at Ally Pally not long now.been saving my pennies for some SUE DIES.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Sending BIG HUG'S for Pam Loraine Tina T Tina Wheelybad &Billy Tracy Deb C PP Lainrŷn Laine Elaine & Maria Tracy June xx
PP say hi too Phil when you visit his shop please thanks.xx

Eunice said...

Love, love love this card!!! Fire and ice is definitely becoming my fav.

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue, I am speechless! My first thought: I won’t be able to make anything close to this not in a million years! Why? First of all because I had no idea what Fire and Ice Technique is! Ladies, you are allowed to smile or even to laugh but not for too long because Now I know! I Google it and I found a video from 2014 where Sue explained so well how she created a very similar card using this technique. (I feel smarter than yesterday!)
Sue, you make the impossible possible. In my spare time I watch and re-watch your videos. It is the way I learn. I chose you as my “teacher “(hope you don’t mind) not only because you explain everything so well but your smile, calm, elegance make me comfortable and gave me hopes that one day I will be able to create beautiful cards like yours.
A little bit about me and how I end up on this blog: last December I was looking for Christmas Cards to send back home to my family. (By the way, we are living in Toronto. Both sides of our families are in Romania.) Lots of cards, some stunning, some not, but pricey. So I decided to make my own cards, on my own way, with my own “stamp”. I made four. Unfortunately 2 of them got lost. At least my mom got hers. Looking on the net for materials, tools, techniques, ideas, lessons I found some of Sue’s cards, videos and a store where I can buy Sue’s beautiful dies. Hope this summer to go to this store. Checking store’s site I found Sue’s blog and ... here I am!
Izzy – you are so right! Sue’s dies are not only beautiful but you have the options to play with the whole set or use partial only. As you said it is a useful feature.
Thank you, Maria for your warm welcome. Hope I answered to some of your question.
Sorry ladies, I am not in UK! And English is not my mother tongue. I apologize for any grammatical errors or expression. I have no intention to offend anybody whatsoever.
Hope this blog is open for whoever wants to meet new, kind, supportive, funny, smart people like all of you.
Oh , my I did! Probably this will be the first and last time I write such a long comment. At the end of the day I am still a shy person.

Have a great weekend ladies!
Still A newbie to Craft /The newest Wilsonette,

Sandy H said...

The effect of your Fire and Ice technique is just magical, Sue. Stunning card.

Carmen, so lovely to meet you on the blog. I am in awe of your command of English. It is fantastic. Hope your new-found love of crafting stays with you always.

Take care everyone.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue ,This card is beautiful so elegant love it . love Jean Z xxx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Late again in posting. I love the card, fire and ice are always nice!

Happy Crafting

Love Dorothy
of Baldock

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a fantastic card and a great video to do with it! I don't have any of the Pacific Ocean Dies but I love the hexagonal shapes in the centre and there are so many cutting choices! I haven't made a gate fold card for ages but you have inspired me to have a go again . Love the " belt " too. What a beautiful finishing touch! To top it all you made it in my favourite colours! Thank you.
Carmen - what a lovely post from a lovely enthusiastic lady! Sue has lots of techniques , doesn't she! Like you I saw Sue once on TV and that was it! I was hooked! Her Dies are amazing and I rarely buy any others! I had to buy some sheep and a cows!! Sue hasn't ventured into the world of farming just yet!! Lol! As for your English - better than mine!! I'm a Scot living in England and we are called sassenachs !! Try saying that without your teeth in! Ha ha!
Congratulations Patriciah on your win - you won a real beauty!
Just had text from Saba a short time ago as she was " running out the door! ". Careful !!! Safe travel my dear and hopefully no delays!
PP - have you been to Phill's shop yet? Does he have any stock left ? Good to hear from you and know you are having a good time.
Pam - I , too, got a wee fright but you were there after all! Phew! Sending a hug or two!
Love to You Sue and all lovely friends on this special blog!
Myra xxx

Anonymous said...

Everyone was wrapped up in others illness and their lives in general that it had been completly forgotten that it was around the time Sue had posted about the loss of her mother and not one single of the regulars posted that they were thinking of her this time of year, or said that she was in your thoughts on the first year anniversary. I wasn't leaving comments this time last year as I was knew to all the blog know how then but I remember Sue's post and was sure that she would get many thinking of you messages left considering this is the lady to who this blog belongs so I was shocked that no-one had the decency to let her know her bad times has not been forgotten.

lindyloo12 said...

a great card!

Bips said...

Stunning card as always. Would love to win :-)