Friday, 12 May 2017

Make A Splash

Hi bloggers!  I have a fun gel filled water card for you today!  You need to fill your treat cup with gel first.  I used hand sanitizer for this as it is clear and gives you some tiny bubbles which are really cute with the underwater look.  You need to add glue to the outside edge of the cup lip and add your acetate and allow it to dry very well.  It takes days for the glue to turn clear because there isn't anything for it to absorb in to.  If you put the glue too close to the inside of the cup, it will get into the gel and it makes it cloudy, just beware.  Once the glue sealing your acetate on your treat cup has dried thoroughly, you can use it.  I used the inside cutting circle from the Fishbowl to create the opening in the card.  Next I stamped around the edge using one of the phrases from the Fishbowl Friends clear stamp set.  I inked the edges with Aqua Adirondack ink.  I placed the treat cup through the opening and taped the lip to the back of the card.  I cut the Fishbowl die in aqua card and glued it around the treat cup on the front of the card.  Next I create the scene for behind the treat cup by stamping the fish and treasure chest from the same stamp set.  I coloured them with Distress markers and added some seaweed die cuts.  I glued this piece so it showed through the treat cup.  I completed the card with a black mat and white pierced layers and mats.  The finished dimensions are  5 1/2" x  6 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, gorgeous. Such fun.
Elaine, hope Andrew is feeling okay after his treatment, my fingers are tightly crossed fir his appointment with the Consuktant, some good news would be really welcome.
CreweTrish, hugs for you and your brother. My prayer is that they will be able to help him.
Maureen, George is such a gem working whilst you sit in the sun. I need a George I think. I hope you are starting to feel a bit more comfortable now.
Well today is the day, the notes arrived yesterday, 20 mins before I finished work, all wrong so I had to sit and correct them and then forward the copies to everyone involved. We have a meeting at 9, my manager has been saying she made her decision 2 weeks ago but will tell me at the meeting. They do like to twist the knife. It shocked her when I told her about the nurses thoughts and I have asked the union to look into it. I have a new colleague sitting next to me and she also has a chest infection, 7 weeks now and not responding to meds and inhalers, hers too started after the office moves and she is a lot younger than me and has never had this before.
Thank you all for your caring good wishes, believe me, they really do help.
Daily hugs to all, where are our missing friends, extra hugs fir our poorly friends and their carers.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely little card.
Pam I hope all goes well for you.
Take care all Kitty.

Karen Drew said...

Such a fun card
Karen xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love this card, so much fun with the gel. Great tips regarding the glue. Have a great day all. Bx

Denise Bryant said...

Cute as can be! Love it!

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. What a fun collection of dies and stamps. I really enjoyed watching this sample unfold the last time you demo'd live, and yet again Andy and I was amazed how realistic the hand gel looked - a real fun card and collection of dies etc. One card I did see on SWCE fb page was a member did a fantastic card using your SB frame and little fish and made an entire fish tank looking card it was amazing, this is what you do Sue, you give us the tools and inspiration to let our brains go wild with all sorts of ideas (well that's if you have the artistic brain to even start with) So well done you for making us smile and for helping us make others smile when they receive a card made with your wonderful dies and stamps.
All that is well worth love n hugs from me as usual. Have a great day xxx

TDQ Karen said...

What a clever idea and such a fun card, brilliant xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

A great idea, could you use resin to make a permanent shape?

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A fun card this morning, another that I could never attempt but will simply enjoy and admire.
Pam, I wonder if your comments last night sent the bosses spinning? I hope so, they need to consider how their actions affect people. Good luck for today. Echoing the rest of your comments. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Such a fun, cute card.
Annette x

Craftynetty said...

What a fun card Sue. Children would love to receive this. Thank you

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very lovely card . love Jean Z xx

Debra K. said...

Really fun card! The hand sanitizer is such a great idea. Debra x

Craftychris said...

I love this! Such a cool idea with the gel and the scene is beautiful! xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love the gel and bubbles.

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card-such a fun one.


alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous fun card for us this morning. The gel is a brilliant idea.
Pam, I hope your meeting goes wellxx
Maureen, I hope you're continuing to make good progress
Love to all Alison xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a brilliant card that is such a good idea to use the gell to make the water. The fish are so cute too. Have a wonderful day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A really fun card.Love the bubbles.
Jan x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Another very clever design that would appeal to all ages. I love the effect you've created by using the hand sanitizer! Great stamps and dies. X

hollyberry said...

Very cute and clever card.

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue a great fun card and what a good idea with the gel .
Catherine V94 xx

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx hazel

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. A card to make you smile this morning and one card your would not put away.. A very cleaver idea you have used to create the card. Crafty hugs all round and hope everything goes well for you to day Pam... Wendy

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous, fun card. Thanks for sharing.
Pam....I hope all goes well for you today.
Have a great day everyone.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a clever card today, I saw you doing the gel stuff on Hochanda and thought how ingenious it was, you really are a very very clever lady. thank you xx

Pam I do hope it goes well for you today, it sounds like there has got to be something in the air there which is causing this especially as there is another person sitting next to you who is having the same problems, after 7 weeks the meds should have kicked in by now so something is drastically wrong. I hope healthy and safety will be represented at the meeting this morning too.

I also reiterate everything that Pam has said.

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

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Such a fun card today. Love it.
Pam do hope all goes well for you today. All this worry won't help your health.
Echoing all your comments today, a long list. Xx

Chris Curry said...

A fun card Sue, makes you smile. Thank you. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a really fun card today and so clever.

Barbara V

rosemary powell said...

Morning Sue and everyone. I like this card,think it will be suitable for adults and children. Unfortunately I don't have adults or young children suitable for this card, but think it is great nevertheless. Pam thinking of you today, stay strong.Crewe Trish and Elaine am thinking of you and your families, sending hugs and love. Xxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, the gel really brings the fishbowl to life. Clever idea.
Pam - fingers crossed for you today and hope you get a fair chance to put your case.
Echoing, as ever.

'P' in Wales

hettygarlick said...

A clever idea to use the gel. It's very effective.

Jan Sayer said...


Marion Scott said...

Great fun card Sue.
Marion S x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A card to put a smile on your face, it's such fun and a clever use of the gel.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a cute card this morning! How do you come up such clever ideas such as using hand sanitising gel? The bubbles make it look realistic!
Hugs x
Heather T

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another really fun card. Love these dies and the whole concept is just fab - a must to have a go at...

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely fun card.
B xx

karenlotty said...

This is so cute I've held off buying treat cups as I didn't think I'd ever use them I love this gel idea though

Tressa said...

A great fun canard.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a fun card for someone to receive. Your imagination is boundless! Sending best wishes

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue, such a fun idea xx love Kim D

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love this cute fun card and watched you making it up on Hochanda recently - using the gel hand sanitizer was a brilliant idea as the bubbles add that extra little touch of whimsy that brings it all to life...


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is fab

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, this is so cute!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx


Hi Sue,

Great fun and would brighten anyone's day!!

Croquet Queen x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
A really fun card,good idea using hand gel,brilliant,
Pam hope all goes well,fingers crossed.
Best wishes everyone,
Karen M

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
a really funny and cute card...
Rolf xxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

This is fabulous, so cute!

Anne said...

That trick with the hand sanitizer is so clever, Sue. What a superb card.

Anne (Northampton)

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Wilsonettes,

After a day of flower-making, I'm glad to see fish.

The big challenge for me, besides sealing the treat cup, would be coloring the fish.

Happy Friday, everybody. Best to you Pam.


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Such a fun card, love all the stamped images and the use of the hand gel is pure genius. Have a lovely weekend

Pam hope all goes well this morning, extra hugs for you xx
Maureen you have a gem and a jewel in George hope you enjoyed your dose of vitamin D,

Sending love and hugs to everyone

Clare Powell said...

Such a fun card, great idea to use the hand gel in the window x

Crafty Cruiser said...

What a cute card! Great idea to use this sort of gel.
Doreen R

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a fun card to start the day with, the hand gel is acfabulous idea. Love the stamps that go with this set too. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam good luck for today, I hope it goes the way you want it to go. Let's hope they investigate dust after the office move too as that's not good the younger lady is poorly too. I hope it's not news you dwell on over the weekend, we were always told you don't tell people bad news on a Friday as you don't know what they are going home to for the weekend. Take care. I'm echoing your comments again today xxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a fantastic card. I watched you make this card or a similar one on Hochanda, you give us all the tips and tricks to make the water with the gel to make it look more realistic. The dies and stamps are brilliant to make some real fun cards. Have a great weekend Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

nattyboots said...

Oh so clever Sue , there is no end to your talent and ideas this is a very clever card.

Pam i will be rooting for you as we all are that all goes well for you today.

Maureen , dressed up zimmers ski runs ? yes i can imagine it we will be on our bum's in next to no time , what a hoot .
Hope you are re freshed after your Vit D , now you have mentioned ironing, ahem , i will just shout John to get the ironing board and iron out .

Echoing Pam again today
Thank you all for the good wishes .

Take care and hugs to all
Elaine H X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, great and fun card, I don't know how you keep coming up with all these idea.

Love Rosemarie X X

Pam, hope today is good news. They are certainly stringing you along. Fingers crossed X X

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, great card, like how you have used the Sanitizer Gel as it gives such a realistic look to the card. Great fun card.

Sue MacFall said...

Great children's card, thank you Sue. Great dies and different too.

SueJ said...

Lovely card really fun.
Great idea to use the hand sanitizer.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a cute fun card. You give us great inspirational ideas for making cards which are so different and stand out.

snowy said...

what a fantastic card. Makes you smile. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Really fun cute card. x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, great project, love the ingenious idea.
Pam sending you some more of these (((((hugs))))) hope all goes well today.
As always I echo your great summary.
Thinking of all who are going though hard times.
Patricia xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

A really fun card.
Rosemary xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this clever and fun card which I think would put a smile on anyone's face. Great colouring as always and the bubbles are so realistic.

Pam - your meeting will have concluded by now and I sincerely hope it went the way you wanted it to. I really think the managers have a lot to answer for.


Owlish said...

A great card fun one for the wee fishy and thank you for the tips on creating the fish bowl

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue I loved this card when I saw you demo it so clever and realistic what a gift
Love always June horrocks xxxx

P Austen said...

Oh Sue, you really are clever and so inventive. I love this card too. I just managed to miss your demo of this card on Hochanda. Will have to put this die to the top of my wish list but hopefully, If I haven't dropped enough hints already, I might get a surprise birthday present. One can always dream! Have a great weekend . Hugs xx P Austen

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Not really my type of card, but very nice

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a fun card - I'm sure little boys would like this, too. (Have to make one and been wondering what to do as the usual footballs etc are just a bit boring).
Thanks for showing us, love the background also.
Hugs, Rose

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

I love this cute card and have all the ingredients to make some of my own

Your designs are amazing!

June x

Anonymous said...

Very the concept.

Jan D., FL, USA

Disco Queen said...

Super card Sue. Love the gel filling.

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love how youve created the background and the colouring. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

dragonswing said...

This is one of the most adorable cards I have ever seen!!! I am a scuba diver so this right up my alley with the underwater scene. LOVE it!!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is fabulous !! I will be trying this one, I have created the card with the cat looking from behind the fish bowl and gave it to a Friend for her Birthday, these cards are so 'quirky' I love them !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is such a cute card it would make anybody smile, it certainly brightens up my day.
Pam I hope the dreaded meeting went your way I have been worrying about you all morning.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
What a cute card and how easy to make with the treat cups. I've made a gel card before using blue hair gel inside a resealable bag and used dolphins behind it. Apart from having to wait a while for the glue to dry, this way of making them seems a LOT easier, and what a good idea to use the hand sanitiser for the clear the bubbles you got trapped in the gel😊.
Bejay xx

ethansnanna said...

What a fun card today, Sue, I can imagine
my GS loving this!!

Belated hugs to Pam, you should know what's
what by now!

Doreen x

Littlelamb said...

Great fun card Sue. Love it. Thank you for your engenious ideas. Was thinking of you this morning Pam. Hope things went well. Take care and echoing your comments.

Kate's Cards said...

What smashing piratical cards you could make with this die. Shiver ma timberrrrrrs!

Pawprintx4 said...

Wow! I can't imagine even thinking about using the gel as you did. I love the stamps, so cute. This is a great playful card. Another win for Sue.
Happy Mother's Day weekend to all,
Stephanie K

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Great fun card today which will appeal to lots of people. I'd be tempted to write "The one that didn't get away" beside it!!
Pam, I hope things are o.k. after your meeting, and the new worker's breathing problems will enhance your case. Does your manager get to work on a broomstick by any chance.
Alimecca, I'm coming on leaps and bounds - not literally of course ha ha. I've done some dusting today although George was out and doesn't know. There's no chance that he'll notice as he doesn't see dust or crumbs!!!! Hopefully I'll be able to do a bit more each day as it's 4 weeks since I fell and did the deed ha ha.
Pat L, George is a saint and it's not fair that he was landed with me, but that was his choice and he's never been very lucky lol. How is Sarah, I often think of her.
Elaine, I'm booking our trip and organising some skis to be fitted to our zimmers, oh this should be fun!! Hope all is well with the family.
Laine, I hope you are missing for some other reason than illness.
Maria, hopefully the needles have worked and you are not still in so much pain.
'P' how is Viz?
love to all who are poorly or lonely and their carers.
Maureen xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Festive! Fun! Cheery! Delightful and colorful! This is my absolute favorite card in a long time! Totally off the chain! TFS! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and also the Dads who are "mom" too!

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing and so fun card!!

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue lovely fun card love the dies these are on my list! Thanks Helen xxx

Vie Carter said...

Love these fun cards, its nice to send a fun card for a change


Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

This is so much fun, I think it is lovely. I would think anyone would love to receive this. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

CraftyJo said...

Very cute :)

Doreen said...

Oh what a fun card,must try this.x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Great card for small children and grown up children alike. What a great result with the hand sanitizer.


ursula said...

Oh I just love this idea for a little persons card...they will love it especially with the fish as well, their own little fish tank.....thanks Sue, it is amazing...luv Ursula xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon/evening Sue and the WIlsonettes,
harry is quite into Jake and the pirates Sue so i wonder if i could include Jake into this card with the pirates treasure in it for his birthday and because he will be turning two next month, the squishiness will be right up his street. I think goldfish is the nearest he is going to get to having a pet of his own as his father seems to be under the misapprehension that he is allergic to all dogs. Hmmm? things could change. Thank you flower for a happy wake up to Wilson.
Well i have been at the hospital for my chest xray and O.H. is on his way back from his stent op that he went for today. It was suppose to be a angiagram with the stent as a possiblity but the doctor said one chamber was so badly gunged up it had went from being a thumb in diamenter to a little pinky so was just as well getting that done at same time. He did say that if he had had to wait he might not have made it to this being an option (insurance policies put away again)shucks. Maybe they will have given him a personality transplant while he was under(one can live in hope here). When i was in the old Stirling royal Infirmary this morning i met a childhood friend who has been in for the last 7 months because of bad circulation in her leg. They have since had to remove her leg from above the knee so she is moving to a specially adapted wee bunglelow sorted for her getting around on in her chair. It was so nice being able to catch up with her even if it was under horrible circumstances but this will be a nice new start for her and her wee dog if her mammy decides to give her back after looking after her for the last 7months. I've told Aud that i will be back to see her and soon, need to make her a new home card anyway, lol.
Ok i suppose i better get organised for auld crabbit features coming back so i will say bye for now, hugs to all my lovely Wilsonettes that need, want or could just do with some, they are yours for the taking
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a fun, happy card showing off your dies and stamps. The idea of using hand gel to fill is fantastic and looks so real. So imaginative.

Hoping that everyone has a lovely weekend.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

sued99 said...

Fabulous card. I really like the way you've used the hand gel. This week, after watching one of your shows, I used one of your Shadow Box frames to make a fish tank! X

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

What a fun card today! Love it! It will make a great b-day card for a kid. I believe that even a fisherman (I have 3 in my family) with a great sense of humor will be happy to get a card like this. For an adult, you can use a funny quote as a background or as a sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration.

Pam – I am speechless and shocked by your manager behaviour. Her treatment of you is unprofessional and hostile. You are right to make your health your priority. As I said before, it is good you have a union. Hopefully the rep will be able to help you. Good luck!
Elaine - Hope Andrew is feeling okay after his treatment. Hugs for you all.
Bejey - I like the idea of using blue hair gel. Thanks.
Missing friends – Special hugs for you all.

Have a good weekend everyone
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette ,

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a fun card to make. Love the stamps as well as the Dies.

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Love it.
Best wishes

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue A lovely fun card today the gel is so effective!
Pam I hope your meeting went alright O can't believe what you have had to go through at work1 I hope you will be able to relax and enjoy your weekend
Norah you've had quite a day what with your hospital visit and your husbands op which sounds like he was lucky to get that timed right I hope he is feeling ok. Sounds like your old school friend has been through the mill bless her I expect she was delighted to see you
Hope you all have a good weekend

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm going to be very brief tonight as we have had a long day! We just got back from Spain! I tried to comment as usual but didn't always succeed!
Today's card is a lot of fun - we all need fun in our lives! I really admire this Die set but it isn't for me as I wouldn't use it to its full potential.
Pam - I hope today has gone better than you dared hope and that you have had the support and consideration you deserve! Sending a hug or two!
Laine - I'm getting concerned about you , my dear! Hope you and your Mum are ok! X
Love to all, Myra xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is such a fun card, I love it!
Such a great idea to use the hand gel!
Lesley S x

Theresa Pace said...

so cool. and the bubbles make it so realistic! hugs xx

Barbara said...

Love this card Sue, one of my all time favourites.
The hand gel is a great idea and the bubbles make it look so realistic.

liz spooner said...

This is really fun and looks as though it has water in it.xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
What a delightful card, love it. love the gel treatment in the fish bowl, so much fun.
Di B. x

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
What a fun card I did see you demo this on Hochanda brilliant idea with the hand gel. So so inspirational Sue
Pam the treatment you are receiving at work is discussting they are little more than bullies hope your meeting went well. Hugs
I will yet again echo Pam's wonderful comments and thank her for keeping us all up to dat.
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

I loved this card when I saw you make it on Hochanda and have wanted to make something similar ever since I even bought the gel when it was on offer.
Pam, hope everything went well for you today.
Thoughts and prayers to all.
Happy crafting,
D xx

Eunice said...

Such a cute card, great for those young at heart cards!!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Such a fun card Sue, I saw you making a similar one on Tv and
thought what a clever idea to use hand gel for the water.
Thank you for sharing all your work and cards with us every day.

Sending many,many hugs to you all and some special ones to
Pam, Sharon, Elaine & family, both Tina's, wheelybad, Pp and
Laine, Maureen, Norah and to many more
Maria x

Viki Banaszak said...

So cute! The fish look so dimentional.

Jan.moogie said...

I am loving all these cards with the plastic cups on they are awesome Sue well done, hugs xxxxxxxxxx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue i love this, i really need to get the fish stamp and you are a genius for coming
up with hand gel.
It looks really effective and i will adding some to my shopping list despite
the looks i will get from hubby. He thought i had gone mad when i nearly bought
the entire shelf of shaving foam for the technique you taught us lol.

Fiki said...

its so great!