Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Distressed Mirror Background

Hi crafters!  Today's video uses mirror card, but shows a technique to turn it into a lovely distressed look for backgrounds for your cards and projects.

Just a little note, but the new April 2017 die release will start here on the blog in the morning at 6am.  I am very excited to share them with you, I hope you can pop by the blog to have a peek!

The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card off to check out the video.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Lovely card, so beautiful. Hope you are feeling better and more rested Sue, we all want the best fir you. So excited to see the new launch too.
Elaine, I'm sorry that Andrew has been unwell over the weekend, coping with his treatment, and worrying about Helen and dealing with the grief is bound to take its toll. I hope you all find peace and comfort soon.
Now that Saba us here, it brings it closer to the Gang meet up, really looking forward to hearing all the stories from that and No Editing mind. I hope Patricia, Jess, Myra and Norah are all fighting fit in time.
Sharon, have a wonderful time with your friend and a Happy Birthday when it dawns.
Yvonne, you sound very chipper, the holiday has done you good, I'm pleased to say. Now how about Laine, missing her chatty comments.
Helen, hope your shoulder has settled down after AP, sorry you got barged even with a sling on, lot if don't care attitudes out there I'm afraid.
Thank you for all well wishes, saw GP and I have pneumonia in my left lung. He said the emerg meds stopped it getting any worse but he has given me an extra antibiotic as well. He said my lung was hissing and crackling like a witches cauldron. Thanks doc.
I hope everyone that is suffering from these awful bugs feels better soon.
Hugs to all, especially our poorly, missing and Carers of family friends.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Wow, how decadent is this card. Fabulous! I'm really looking forward to the new release too. It all looks so exciting. I hope you're feeling better Sue.
Hope everyone is keeping safe and well. Crafty hugs to all.
Pam, hope you're feeling a bit better. I'm sure I would be echoing your words but haven't seen your post yet.
Take care everyone .
D xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card Thank you.
I am looking forward to the new launch.
Take care Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a fabulous card, love the layout, and will watch the video after to see how you got that effect on the mirror card. Looking forward to the new release launch, to see what you have done with some of the dies, they are pretty fantastic designs. Take care. Bx

Denise Bryant said...

wow... love the embossed mirror card! Gorgeous card!

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

How do you think of all of these techniques Sue, the gold mirror card looks fabulous with that bit of distressing - great video as always. That is one gorgeous EF too.
Hope you are feeling better and that you get better now with the antibiotics Pam.
Isn't it odd how we all seem to go down with these bugs at the end of winter just as there is a hope of spring in the air. Keep well all.
Muriel x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, will watch the video later.I am really looking forward to the new launch.
Hope you are feeling better.
Jan x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue, hope those bugs are starting to back off a little, do they not know who you are !!!
Anyway I'm very intreged to see how this beautiful card is done, amazing is all I need to say.
For any new followers of this inspirational craft blog, to make sure your views count to take Sue back up from 8th position to the number 1 position that is so deserved, your visit WONT BE COUNTED if you visit via the Blogloving email you receive. The best way is to put this blog address on your favourites as most of us do then once you click the address your visit is counted. There are 3000+ members on the UK fb group that's without the US fb group so between both groups plus 'friends' that enjoy visiting there should be no reason for this home of beauty to remain in its 8th position. So I'm now off to watch the know how tutorial, and look forward to all the new dies and samples, and hopefully watch the blog start and make its way to the top again ☺
Sending hugs your way Sue and hope you're feeling brighter today xxx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue

looking forward to tomorrow x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a gorgeous card. Havent watched the video yet as i have just got myself out of bed and i havent had my coffee yet, so will sit with my coffee later and have a good look at the video and a few others i have not seen yet. There is so much to look at on this card and it has a vintage look to it, i think this is another one to try. Cant wait to see what your card samples are like for your new launch as i have had a look at your new dies and i have my wish list all ready but i want to see what you can do with some of them before i order any. Hope you are feeling more like yourself Sue as there is nothing worse than feeling under the weather when you have things to do. Please take care and get some rest.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Craftynetty said...

This is not really my style, but it is beautiful nonetheless, as all your cards are Sue. I have seen your new range of dies and I am amazed at how you come up with such stunning designs for every launch. I am looking forward to the launch and all your samples, but my bank balance isn't! Thank you.

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue,
Hopefully you are feeling better. Fabulous card, got to go out early today, but will enjoy watching the video with a coffee later. Thank you xx
Hugs xx
Dawn Searle

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The embossed mirror card is really transposed and looks gorgeous. The dies are lovely too.

Barbara V

Netty The Runner said...

Wow, haven't seen video yet, but card looks amazing. Can't wait to see your ideas with the new dies.
Annette x

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Great technique and gorgous card!!! Love the mirror effect and the lovely bouquet!!

Debra K. said...

Fabulous card! Love the distressed background, the silvery colour on the gold looks wonderful. Great choice of die cuts too. Debra x

Karen Drew said...

Gorgeous. Love the distressed look of it
Karen xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, love the distressed look to it.


Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, great card and video. Love the distressed background.
Looking forward to tomorrow morning and your new die release. Excited!!
Hope you are starting to feel much better.
Marion S x

TDQ Karen said...

What's great look, not always a fan of mirror card so definitely a great way to use some stash to make a fantastic background x

Jan Jay said...

Sue this is stunning, loving this look. I'm having a day off work so off to my card room to give this a go. Have a fab day x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A wonderful design that looks very opulent due to the distressed background, a great technique that I would never have thought to try myself but will now!!!
Thank you for another lovely tutorial guiding us through the process.
I look forward to seeing your new die launch tomorrow which will no doubt make my wishlist grow ever longer! X

DeCor said...

Thanks for sharing your clever way to distress mirri board. It's so effective, I like the way it makes the pattern on your enbossing folder show up. Lovely card. Looking forward to seeing your new launch and cards. Thank you for your wonderful video. Take care of yourself! !q

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very decadent card today. Looking forward to seeing your new launch. Yvonne xx

Annie Stamps said...

Absolutely stunning Sue. Love the embossed background. Will watch the video a little later.

Annie P

Catherine Lyons said...

A gorgeous card love the distressed look great technique.Have a lovely day .
Catherine xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I'll watch the video later. Looking forward to tomorrow's die release.
B xx

Jan Sayer said...

Good to have a different technique to try. Lovely card.
Looking forward to seeing what you have created with the new dies.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card , i am so excited to see the new launch as i have resisted the temptation to have a sneaky peak .Will watch the video later .
I hope you are feeling better and getting some rest.

Pam ,you just take extra care of yourself , you are very precious to us all and we need you so we can echo your summery , joking apart just stay warm and keep popping the pills.

Hoping all the poorly wilsonetts get well soon
Big hugs to all who need one

Elaine H X

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card. Great video showing us how to polish then distress the mirror card. Really Enhances the beautiful embossing.
Looking forward to your new die release inspiration tomorrow.
Get well soon everyone. Xx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful! Love the distressed mirri card.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very opulent card today, I'm always intrigued when you use mirror card as know it's not something you generally are fond of. A new launch and I'm actually on holiday so I can enjoy each post as it happens!
Pam, please look after yourself. Stephanie, thanks for working out how to get this amazing​ blog back up the ratings. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a really stunning background and I would never have thought about distressing mirri card but I love the effect. Really looking forward to your new releases tomorrow and to see what other amazing ideas you come up with. Sending best wishes

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, love the background. Definitely one to try. Thanks as ever for the video and do hope you're much better.
Pam - oh my word, please take care. I'm sure Laine/PP/Carmen/Naughty Nine would have a witty comment about your doc's words, but can only say feel well again soon. Echoing all your comments as usual.
Hugs for Elaine and family.

'P' in Wales

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx love Kim D

Owlish said...

Very nice l like ur ideas and very versatile with any colour which is what I like about this card Xx

Chris Curry said...

Love the card Sue, and the ideas with the Miri card too. Thank you, have a nice day. Xx

Scottydog said...

What a beautiful card, will watch the video later as I'm intrigued as to how you have distressed the mirricard.
Looking forward to your die launch, while I have seen your dies you always have little tricks up your sleeve to get the most from your dies. I have a favourite but as usual I'm sure that will change as the launch progresses! Thank you Sue!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a great card, I love the distressed background. Looking forward to tomorrow and the new launch. Hope you are feeling better now.

Love Rosemarie X X

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card and fab background. Will watch video later.Bring on the blogathon!

stitchingranny said...

Ooooo I have an appointment this morning but will watch when I get back


Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow gorgeous stunning FABULOUS one that will get tried . Thank you Sue I really appreciate you showing how to make this card, have a great day, hugsxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card . love Jean Z xxx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

This is very effective. I will have to put my Pixie Powders aside and have a go!

Jan from NSW (Australia)

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue another great card and video - don't know how you do it. Like the Distressed Mirror card, have ordered the Graphite Gilding Polish so will be having a try at this. I am so looking forward to your new die release and all the new dies you have lined up to spoil us.

Anne said...

This looks an intriquing technique, Sue. Will have to watch the video later when I have charged my table a bit more!!

Anne (Northampton)

sandy acland said...

I love the background on this one, beautiful.

Sandy (tort)

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Another beautiful card and fabulous video! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the dies from your new launch! Hope your feeling better!
Hugs x
Heather T

marg said...

Good Moening Sue
Love the look of this one I will need to watch the Video though!
Love Marg

marg said...

Sorry that should be
Good Morning Sue!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

A very interesting video this morning with distressed mirror card and a fab card too,

June Horrocks said...

A real beauty today sue the dies look like lace so preety love the colours
Hope you are feeling better
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card :))
Thanks for the video!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
I'm not a fan of bright mirror card, so this distressing appeals to me, love the card it's very classy.
Thanks for the video.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Thanks for this brilliant demo - I didn't think that Gilding Polish would dry on mirror card but it does!...that is so useful to know, it means I can use up some of my stash now that I know how to tone that blinding glare...beautiful card.

So looking forward to tomorrow morning, like Elaine I've resisted the temptation to sneak peek as I love the surprise as each new set is presented with an example of how to use it here on the best blog ever...have to echo Stephanie's plea, we need to do something to bring Sue's blog back up to No.1 where it deserves to be so any ladies who come here through Bloglovin please ditch that route and come direct...pretty please

Lost my Fitbit while gardening yesterday afternoon - OH and I retraced my steps several times last night but no joy...luckily it didn't rain last night so I shall be out there again today searching for it - I'll even empty out the compost bin in case it fell in there....yuk! and what makes the loss even more tragic is that all the steps I took while looking for it would have bumped up my daily total by at least two or three thousand...what a bummer...lol



Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, never thought about distressing mirri card, it certainly makes a difference, that you for this idea, card is lovely.
Pam please take care my friend ended up in ICU for six weeks, sedated and on a ventilator with a viral infection on top of pneumonia, she was In Hospital for 13 weeks. I'm covering her craft shop a couple of days a week while she is recuperating.
Have a lovely day everyone, take care Jess xxx

SueJ said...

A really pretty card, lovely idea with the mirror card.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a stunning card this morning, will watch the video later as my son is due round any minute.

Sue I do hope you are feeling a little bit better and have regained some of your energy since AP.

Pam, what are you like a!!, please take care, your very special to us, are you in competition with Sue I sk myself special hugs xxx

Also special hugs to everyone who need them today, yes you all know who you are.

Thank you Stephanie for the explanation regarding the blog numbers, I always use mine link from my favorites bar, I had to delete the notification emails because I noticed that every time I tried to open the mail it would crash my outlook.

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

dorothy cattanach said...

Good Morning Sue and bloggers.
A beautiful card again today Sue.I often back my die cuts with gold or silver mirri card. brings out the pattern from the dies I feel.I must try and find the gilding paste to try. Hope you feeling better Sue.
Have a good day everyone.
Take care

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous cards today and a brilliant video, I will be off later to p,lay at distressing mirrorcard, I have lots of bits I can play with I'm sure. I hope you are feeling brighter and are having a food rest.
Love Diane G xxx
Pamhubble bubble toil and trouble 😀 Oh I wouldn't be so rude!! Haha. I hope you are keeping warm and have been signed off work so you can get better soon. Sending hugs, as always you have said it all xxx
Elaine extra hugs for you and the family xxx

Theresa Pace said...

that is such a cool way of using mirror card. i often think it is too bold and in your face but that takes it right down and works a treat. definitely one to try, hugs xx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card again sue x will watch the video later after the boring chores ! So excited for the launch tomorrow and hope you're starting to feel better x
Pam sending healing hugs and hope the tablets work quickly for you x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

hettygarlick said...

This is a lovely card. I saw the video of you making it and thought so then. A lovely way to use mirror card.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a Wow !! card, I love the distressed look.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning sweet Sue, a beautiful card today, love the whole design of it and Im so looking forward to your new dies. hugs Shirleyx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Stunnng card Sue, mine are all on preorder, don't think the bank manager was happy LOL
so excited! I'm really looking forward to your inspiring cards
Your collections jus
t get better and better
Julie x

ethansnanna said...

What a lovely card and inspiration!!!

Doreen x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
A lovely card Sue just a little too fussy for me but I can use elements of it. I am so looking forward to your launch tomorrow just what I need to keep me sane. Pam I hope you feel better soon. Elaine sorry Andrew is under the weather. Steph I have taken your advice and put Sue on favourites. Hugs to everyone.

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This background sounds interesting but I'll have to wait till later to watch the video to see how you did it.
Beverley W

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card ... off to watch the video!
Rosemary xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely card. Looking forward to the launch tomorrow, although I won't be up at 6am!
Doreen R

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Fellow Fans Who Are Beside Ourselves,

Who knew mirror could be treated so harshly and still come out beautiful!
Thank you for the technique, for when I someday acquire mirror card.
How confidently you say Cassiopeia! I always said it to myself as Cassy-OH-pea-a.
It dwells in my mind with calliope.
It's almost like Christmas Eve Day, having to wait SO LONG for the gifts to begin.
I love the other thing that Stephanie Cotterill said, too, about whatever bugs are ailing you: Do they not know who you are?
That's right! Bug off, bugs! And from Pam, too!
Good luck sleeping tonight, everyone.

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, can't wait to see how you created it. You must have been creating 'candy machines' in your sleep after the weekend!
It was so lovely to see you and I had the pleasure of meeting June Smith and Helen Bell, Tres too and so of my lovely blog friends, i think we did more chatting than shopping!
Right I'm Off to watch this video.

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonetts
Another beautiful card to brighten everyone's day not watched the video yet will do that after I have a shower
I hope you are feeling a little better and are rested ready for your new die launch I have to say I have checked them out and am sooooo looking forward to seeing your inspiration using them.
Pam. Thank god you had some medication to start taking before you could see a doctor I prey you have a speedy recovery gentle hugs coming your way .
Elaine Helen & Andrew prayers and best wishes to you all xx
P in wales I hope your little fur babies are being spoilt and that you are well. I know it's early days after loosing your lovely Bob so sending you some heartfelt hugs too.
Stephanie I did not know that about blogloving I don't comment through blogloving but I am sure there are a lot that do
Sues blog will always be the number one blog to me but thanks for sharing the info .
Hugs and best wishes to all Wilsonetts
Have a lovely day
Theresa G xx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
a stunning card and a great technique for a vintage background...
Love it. Thanks for the video.
Rolf xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, just a little too busy for me, but I do like what you have done with the mirror board

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. Look forward to watching the video later today.
Can't wait to see what you've done with your new Die release. It was lovely to see them at Ally Pally.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Another beautiful card love the gold, Mre dies to add to my shopping list!!! Thanks Helen Terry

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Sorry to read that you have been unwell and I do hope that you're on the mend. Today's card is fabulous and thanks for the great video too will watch it when I get home tomorrow evening. Looking forward to the new launch as well and have already preordered my favourite
Pam echoing you and hope the extra antibiotics do the trick

Love and hugs to everyone

Karen W said...

I love this and Mondays card as well, both of them are just stunning. I guess I need to order some of the paste and try this.

craftynanna said...

Brilliant card Sue the techniques you have used are superb and I have the dies and EF to have a go, the video is great as usual, sorry to hear you have been poorly, get some R and R you need it. Looking forward to the new releases. Hugs Johanna

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, now looking at the video to see how to achieve this....
Hope you'll feel better soon.
Hugs, Rose

Jaye said...

Morning Sue fabulous card; I must watch the video later to see how to achieve this. I don't know how you keep thinking up these techniques. I am looking forward to seeing what you've done with your new die release.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear and Sue,
Just A Short Comment You'll Be Pleased To Know
Well I Loved Today's Video Tutorial With Lots Of Tips/Techniques, I'm Not Normally
A Lover Of Mirror Card But I Did Like The Way You Toned It Down!
I Have To Get "The Megan Die" I Love It....
Like All Your "Truly Wonderful Blog Members" I'm Truly Looking Forward To The Launch
Of Your "Stupendous New Dies/Stamps" Also "The Extremely Exquisite Cards"
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Loved the video and how clever the way you designed the container of the gilding polish....OMG, love how you think of better ways to package your products....great products and great packaging....always so amazed at your ingenuity.

Jan D., FL, USA

val jones said...

Hi Sue, love the card and just love the background.
so looking forward to your new release.
Love Val in Spain xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Luxurious and elegant! I love the packaging for the gilding polishes and the Cosmic Kiss products! Genius idea and the product is pretty awesome too! Have a happy, crafty day!

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card again today :-) Hugs to all xxx

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous card, looks very elegant. Excited to see the new dies x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card if a trifle busy for me. I have previously sanded down embossed mirror card but would never have thought to add gilding polish to it first, that's another new trick learned today and I think I am going to have to invest in several pots because you and John are showing so many ways to use it. I do hope you are resting and recovering and I am very much looking forward to the launch tomorrow.

Pam - so sorry that it is pneumonia, rest up, stay at home and follow the launch!

Thinking of all who are under the weather and/or missing - Laine you are conspicuous by your absence :-)


Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. I will watch the video later with a nice cup of tea. I am looking forward to the die launch tomorrow. I saw the new dies at Ally Pally and they are amazing. I hope you are starting to feel better. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue Another lovely card can't watch the vidio now but will catch up later. Hope you are feeling better. Can't wait to see new dies Take care

Sunset Bay said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. Can't wait for the launch of your new dies tomorrow xx

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Great card and very informative Video, learnt lots, thank you.
Pam you were so lucky to see a doctor and started on medication so quickly. Please look after yourself, I hope you are off work and staying warm a cozy at home. Thank you once again for your great summary.
Sue, really looking forward to seeing all the wonderful creations using your new Dies.
Izzy hope you are lucky finding your Fitbit.
Elaine thinking about you and all the family.
Patricia xxx

karenlotty said...

This is mirror card?!?! Clever and the die on top looks like a piece of real lace Love it Will watch the video in a mo Having seen the new dies at Ally Pally I cannot wait to see you showcase them

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Such a clever card. Love it.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Great card today and great video to match! As Izzy said I would have thought the gilding polish wouldn't stick to the shiny mirri card but it does. The finishing touch though was the distressing! Brilliant! I love that EF too. So looking forward to seeing what you do with the new Dies tomorrow! I hope you are feeling better. Have a rest over Easter as I see you have a Show scheduled for next week too!
Izzy - I'm sorry I laughed - not about the Fitbit getting lost but about your sadness at the number of uncounted steps!! Hope you find it!
Pam - you take care please! That's doctors for you - it made me laugh though! Hubble, Bubble , Toil and Trouble - they are just four of the naughty nine!! I'm thinking of names for the others!! Now ladies don't start thinking of the names of the seven dwarfs!! I won't be Happy!!
Actually - Dozy is me in the morning!
Helen Bell - I meant to say this yesterday - sorry you got a bit jostled at Ally Pally. You would have been so worried about getting hurt. You will hopefully be good as new by September!
Thinking of all who are going through difficult times today. There are many.
Love to all, Myra xxx
PS. - Laine missing you - yes really!!! X

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Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Such a lovely card Sue and thank you for the tutorial. It's great to
see how you actually making a card from beginning to the end. You make
it look so easy. Hope you feeling better soon

Pam, please take it easy and I hope the meds will help asap, hugs x
Elaine, my daily hugs to you ,Andrew and Helen x
Sharon, hope you have a nice time and enjoy your birthday. x
Pp ,hope you now finished with all the washing and can take a breather
and perhaps catching up with Laine, hope she is okay. x
Norah, have not seen you for ages. Hope you are alright and you all
be fine for your get together and Myra will have a voice back :) x
Sending healing hugs to all who are not well, hugs to all Wilsonette's
and many hugs to my good friends,
Maria x

ursula said...

Oh I just love this card, the distressing you have done is lovely with starting out with mirri card and making it look distressed in the end, must try that technique, have just invested in quite a few guilding wax polishes....Quite unusual for you to use a satin flower as well, used to you making your own, but a most beautiful card in the end....thanks Sue...So looking forward to seeing all your cards made with your new die release....they all look so amazing, how you think of all the ideas to make them, amazes me.....luv Ursula xx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

This is such an elegant card. I saw your video when it first posted on You Tube and liked it so much that I made my own version. In a different color they look so different. Was I surprised that I saw this on your post today as I also posted my verson on Facebook last night.

I, like the rest of the gang, am really looking forward to the launch in the morning. Launch time is one of the best times of the year. The only thing better, is actually getting the dies.

Hope that you are beginning to feel better.

Wishing everyone a wonderful day.


Sue MacFall said...

Love the background - will certainly try this. Thank you Sue.

Janet Wilson said...

Love the distressed mirri background, it looks gorgeous on this card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Hazel said...

Good evening Sue. Love the concept of today's card, yet it's a bit fuzzy for me. You can't please everyone. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your new dies.


Sheila Barns said...

Beautiful card, I love the flower.

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card. Great colours. Laura O

liz spooner said...

This is a very pretty card and it appeals to me.xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very ornate card. Thanks for sharing.
Pam, so sorry to hear you are poorly again. Please look after yourself and get well soon.

Jackie Durrant said...

A beautiful card Sue love from Jackie xx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a fantastic video, i really enjoyed the whole process of making this gorgeous card, plenty of hints and tips with a brand new technique for me to get my teeth into when i eventually venture into my craft room again....long and tedious reasons to my crafting inertia that I won't trouble the blog with. I always used a little bit of Mirror card on my projects in the past, just as an accent in the matting and layering, however, i always shied away from using it as the main focal point fearing that it would be simply too much and garish....this card has changed my mind, the distressing softened the look beautifully and added colour and texture without overwhelming the rest of the die cuts. Your choice of accents, the silk flower and branches provided just enough oomph without it being too fussy. A stunning card with which to be proud of Sue, thanks for the inspirationxxx
Apologies for my absence over the weekend, I was stewing in my own juices, green with envy at the lucky people who were getting to meet the lovely Sue without me!:-) Seriously though, i was actually feeling sorry for myself as a rather mean migraine resurfaced and stopped me from using my iPad again:-(
Reading back i see that the lurgy is really doing the rounds at the moment with even our divine Sue being affected, I was amazed that you managed to cope with the physical strain of two days of demos, meet and greets and general all round fabulousness, i am in awe and so impressed with your dedication and professionalism however i sincerely hope that you are able to take some time out to recover over the coming week. Take care Sue and please put yourself first for a changexxx
Pam, I'm also worried about you my dear, you are the backbone of the blog and without your daily synopsis we would be a chaotic mess. Pneumonia is a serious deal, even I wont make a witty remark regarding witches, rather i will simply wish you a speedy recovery and hope that even your employers will give you time off to recuperate. Take care and thanks for noticing my absence even when you are so unwell yourselfxxx
Saba, glad you enjoyed your party and had a safe flight back to Blighty...when is the meeting of the Naughty Nine taking place? I hope everything goes to plan with Norah, Jess, Patricia and Myra being under the weather, you may be wise utilising a face mask during your get together just to be safe!
Myra, thankyou for missing me, you are a true friend...unlike others I could mention.....I feel truly appreciated! How is your throat doing? Wouldn't it be a nightmare if you couldn't talk during your get together with the girls:-( Fear not my dear, I don't see you as an ugly, hateful witch, however Dozy does seem the obvious choice....:-)
Maria, I'm fighting fit but thanks for caring, hope you are well too....how's the shoulder?
Yvonne, you must be surprised to see me comment after our chat, what an endurance test that was! I am mentally exhausted and even somewhat scarred by the experience but I realise just how much you look forward to our conversations so i soldier on:-) I hope your visit to see Marjorie went well and that she's feeling better. Talking to you has put my excitement levels stratospheric, i can't wait for tomorrow's launch and to see Sue's genius at work:-)
Carmen, hope you are well my dear, did you miss me? I was wondering, what age is your son(children)?....don't worry, nothing sinister in my enquiry despite what some on the blog have suggested:-)
love to everyone and roll on tomorrow!

Crafty hugs


jean.phillips1 said...

Evening Sue, beautiful card. It was lovely to see you at Ally Pally on Saturday even though
I didnt get the chance to speak to you. Do hope you are feeling better. Looking forward to your new launch tomorrow. Love Jean xxx

Vie Carter said...

Great card Sue

Can't wait to see the new range of dies


Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
This is such a plush and lavish looking card. Beautiful. I am very intrigued by that background so will look forward to watching you in action. Not had a chance yet x
Oh my goodness - my excitement is at fever pitch levels. I am feeling like a small child on Christmas Eve. The anticipation of what delights will greet me in the morning when I wake up (if I manage to sleep at all), is overwhelming.
Having seen all your new dies (because I have been checking them out whenever I get the chance) I am so intrigued to see what you have done with our amazing new toys x
Please Wilsonettes tell me I am not the only one who has completely transported back to my childhood anticipating a longed for surprise x
Another lovely day but my pace has slowed somewhat and the washing is not finished but I will battle on. I am somewhat surprised not to find Laine has beaten me on here and done her utmost to ruin my honour and spotless reputation. We spoke this afternoon, mostly about the upcoming festivities on the blog and I did my best to sound interested in the rest of her chatter!! Quite busy this week so I will not have to talk to her again for a while - I will show willing when the time comes x
I have been to visit Marjorie (my 95 year old neighbour), in hospital this evening as she has had a fall and cracked a couple of ribs. She is in a lot of pain but as always she is so cheerful and unassuming. Don't know when she will be home but it certainly won't be for a week or two x
So I am going to finish by sending happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone and healing hugs to all you poorly Wilsonettes. I am feeling pretty done in so am heading to bed to get some rest before tomorrows activities. To all my blog besties - oodles of love x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! I will watch from the comfort of my cosy bed later!
Looking forward to the die launch and the amazing cards that are coming our way.
Hope you are feeling much better as there are so many viruses going about it not surprising that you have caught something. I can recommend Manuka Honey from Holland and Barratt, one teaspoon every morning but make sure it is strength 15 or above.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue What a fabulous card I love the mirror card background I'm really looking forward to your new launch very exciting!
Pam I do hope you will begin to recover soon
Elaine hoping Andrew is improving sending you all caring hugs your family has had such a distressing time
Sending good wishes to all

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card. What a very clever idea, you never cease to surprise us with your brilliant ideas.
Thank you for your wonderful inspiration.
Love and hugs,Brenda xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is lovely

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. Looking forward to the new launch tomorrow. X

Di said...

Hi Sue,

Another stunning card, your ideas keep rolling on. Love the rose embossing and the dies you used, Thank you Sue for your inspiration. I look forward to your email every morning.
Di B.x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Hope your feeling better Sue sorry I didn't get to say hello on Saturday but you had so many ladies round you.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Pam please take care my dear Sending you Some healing Hug's xx
PP glad you had a good holiday & finished all your washing / ironing Hug's xx
Lane lovely to see you back take care Hug's xx
Tracy some Big Hug's coming your way xx
Elaine Andrew & Helen hope your all ok sending you all some Hug's xx

Littlelamb said...

Love the card Sue. A brilliant idea. Thank you. Take care. Pam was sorry to hear you have pneumonia. Please take care. Echoing all Pam's comments. Saw all the new dies on Saturday but looking forward to seeing what you make with them Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Another elegant card today. I love the embossing folder and the dies you have used.
Really enjoyed watching the video.
Take care!
Lesley S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Hope you are feeling better today.
Beautiful card. I love the distressed background. Another new technique for me. Thank you for the great tutorial.

Looking forward to your new launch tomorrow. Good luck!

Very quick comment this evening but wanted to make sure I popped in.

Take care everyone
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, but still the only Canadian Wilsonette

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I am a bit late today as I had taken on too many jobs and have only just switched on the laptop. Love the embossing folder and it's interesting to see another new technique.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Late post today, have not tried this technique but will be as I think it looks wonderful. Looking forward to seeing you use your new releases, some just happened to come home with me on Sunday!!!

Heather R Oxfordshire

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! Today's card is beautiful !!! I love your video, so helpful as always. I love the technique you used for distressing the mirror card. It is such a lovely look. Your Embossing folder and dies are all fab. At the moment I am in love with your Spring foliage dies, they are so beautiful, and the little flowers that accompany them are just soooo cute !!! This is definately a technique I want to have a go at doing myself. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card and fab video today. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Suzzette Yandle said...

A lovely card with your dies and your antique-look technique. I really like the embossed look of the mirror card. It is also a nice look using the Colour Cloud Blending Ink to tone down the shinning of the mirror card. Your composition is beautiful. Thank you for inspiring me in another set of techniques.

Sandy H said...

Super card and video. Don't have any Graphite Gilding Polish yet so until I get it I'm going to try Suzette's suggestion of Colour Cloud on mirror card. Thanks for the ideas.

Take care everyone.

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Love this look, beautiful card
Kind regards,

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Beautiful card Sue, thank you for the video x x x

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for a lovely video. I like that technique of ageing the background, and I'm going to try it with my new Brambled rose folder :)
Lovely card!

Pawprintx4 said...

I watched the video on You Tube yesterday. I can't wait to try that background.
Stephanie K

Viki Banaszak said...

Wow! What a spectacular background!

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Eunice said...

WOW this background just blows my mind!!!!!

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful card and informative video, thank you

June x

Vicki Sopcak said...

Sue all your cards are GREAT!!! You are going to put me in the poor house because I want ALL your dies!!! Thank You for sharing your creative genius with the rest of the world!!!