Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  Today's card giveaway is a Stained Glass creation.  I do apologise profusely that my pictures do not capture the true sparkle of the Butterfly Stained Glass in coconut white card.  I glued it to clear acetate and worked from the back to fill in all the areas with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue, then glittering them with various shades of Polished Silk Glitter.  You need to decide what colours you are using first then fill in those areas with the darkest colours first and work towards your lightest colours.  Set it aside to dry overnight or until the glue turns clear and you can see your glittered image.  I wanted to add it to a larger background so I cut the Indonesian Background twice out of Blue Dusk card.  I cut them both at about 1/3 the way across, then put the two larger sections together to form the frame for this one.  I added small butterflies to the frame to disguise the seams in the frame.  I completed the card with a white on white mat with piercing.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  8" in size.  Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing to win this one.  We are doing the blog launch for the Christmas die release starting here tomorrow morning so the winner of this card will be announced on Saturday the 24th after the blog launch is completely over.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card, lovely giveaway, someone will be very very happy. Looking forward to blog launch.
Elaine, you are in the wars lately, hope the knee improves soon, and that Andrew feels well enough to enjoy his weekend away. What a lovely thought from Daniel.
Crewe Trish, it is a difficult decision, the boys are much older and they were determined to go and wear their black ties. They had a heart shaped wreath with white flowers. Ryan wrote, Goodbye Grandad, we love you. Jack wrote Thank you fir being a great grandad. Their own words, so lovely. Jack took photos of the flowers.
Yvonne, sorry you are still not well, you have done well with the parents being there. Hope they have a safe journey home.
Saba, I could see Dave had lost weight, think Julia had too, they both looked so well. Wish I knew their secret.
My manager at work told me I have to take flexi to go to hospital fir respitiry appointment as I would be missing 2.30 hours and can't get back before my finish time. She said if I can't Wirk with a bit of dust i should leave oh and you cant prive that Work made me ill. I said isn't that constructive dismissal and that shocked her. What a bunch
Daily hugs to all, edieciakky misding and poorly friends, missing you all. said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
Looking forward to the new launch.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Annie Stamps said...

Beautiful card for the give away this week Sue. At first I thought the flowers were dark brown but when I zoomed in I realised the glitter is red. Love the stained glass effect. The polished silk glitter is stunning, I think I need more colours.

Annie P

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today, someone will be very lucky to own it.So looking forward to seeing your new Christmas dies.
Jan x

Carolyn B said...

Gorgeous card again Sue, I love the colours you have used.
Carolyn B x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a fabulous card for the giveaway, love the colours you have used. Looking forward to the launch of the new festive dies. Have a great day all. Bx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a stunningly beautiful card as a giveaway today, someone is going to be in seventh heaven when their name is published. Good Luck.

So looking forward to the Christmas blog launch, I have ordered 3 of the dies but wanted to see how you used them first before deciding which ones to order each month.

Pam I reiterate everything you have said above. I cannot believe that your manager is so heartless and uncaring, how can she say that if you can't work with a bit of dust and that you can't prove it is the dust that is causing you (and others) all these health problems then you should leave, that to me is certainly constructive dismissal - did anyone else witness this, I would make sure you write everything down each time it is said to you as a record. There are some wicked people out there in so called managerial positions, who think they are little Hitlers. sorry rant over, I really do feel for you as I have been in a similar position, luckily for me my manager was sacked for gross misconduct over the way she treated me and many people before me.

Off to craft group this morning, looking forward to that.

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

Teresa c said...

What a loverly card Sue love the colours have a loverly day 😘

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A gorgeous card giveaway. Love these Stained Glass Windows, you can do so many different techniques with them. Looking forward to your Christmas Launch tomorrow. I have ordered six of your new dies but i cant wait to see your beautiful sample card to see what you have done with your amazing new dies.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Steph Cotterill said...

Oh Sue, what a pretty start to the day, I'm getting various colour schemes as a scroll down but this has to be the biggest treat you could give anyone, it's truely amazing and beautiful, your very first Stained Glass giveaway if I'm right. We are so lucky to have found you. Stand by for being blamed again Sue, we are celebrating our 38th anniversary soon and after the postie knocked the door yesterday, I heard wardrobe doors open and close lol can only be one reason for that and it's all I ever ask for and receive as you well know, so I'm excited to see what you're blamed for later in the week lol one extra wish if I may be so greedy is that you could take the blame for my talent but there is no chance of that, unlike some lovely followers I could name but won't embarrass them, I'll never ever share your talent.
Thank you Sue for this wonderful opportunity to own one of these magnificent works of art of yours.
Sending love n hugs your way. Hope your day is as beautiful as your giveaway xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, a stunning card for today, love it all.
Oh! Pam what a right heartless so and so!! your manager is.
Sending you a few (((((hugs))))) plus (((((hugs))))) for all who might need them.
Pam once again I echo your great summary
Have have a good day everyone
Patricia xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, someone will love receiving it. The additional butterflies look gorgeous, it didn't occur to me that they were hiding a seam!
Looking forward to the die launch tomorrow.
B xx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a wonderful creation for the giveaway this week. Some lucky individual will be very happy. The card is certainly stunning. I can just imagine that the glittering is fabulous. It shows up better on some of the views than others but I would think to get the full effect it is something you need to see in person.

Looking forward to your launch tomorrow. It's so exciting seeing the new dies and how you have used them.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, a stunning card for the giveaway. Love your stained glass dies, all of them are gorgeous. Looking forward to tomorrow morning and the launch of your new festive collection.
Marion S x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xx hazel

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Love, love, love, your stained glass collection! There are just so many ways to use them, lots of them messy, which makes me happy! Can't wait to see your samples for the new dies.
Pam, call the union! Your manager simply cannot make statements like this, and yes dust can make you ill. Totally gobsmacked at the insensitivity of some people. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Unknown said...

A wonderful card today Sue! Especially fab as a giveaway. Love the polished glitter in the stained glass die cut. Debra x

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx love your stained glass backgrounds, you've made it so easy to make a beautiful card xx love Kim D

Denise Bryant said...

Love this pretty stained glass card!

dizy said...

Beautiful card x

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-someone is going to be very happy with this card. Looking forward to seeing what you show us with your new Dies.


Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card for your giveaway. I love this glitter technique, although it is time consuming it is so pretty.
Looking forward to seeing your new die launch tomorrow. X

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card Sue. Wow can't wait to see your fab creations with the new dies. Just one more sleep.
Annette x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A really beautiful card today. Love the colours. Looking fit ward to the launch tomorrow.

Love Rosemarie X X

Pam, I can't believe what your manager said to you, especially in this day and age, it is outrageous. Wonder what she would say if the tables were turned. X

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning card, beautiful design xx

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue, hope to win this one.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the stained glass dies.
Thanks for sharing,

Anonymous said...

Really fond of your stained glass dies, Sue, and this is such a pretty card - guess even better in the flesh and would love to have the chance to prove that!
Well, another release so a few exciting days to come. Ashamed to say have a few unused sets so shouldn't even be contemplating adding to those. We'll see ha ha.
Pam - can't believe your manager, really shocking way to treat an employee. About time for some proper resolution. Echoing again.
Maureen, you are naughty - but I like you!
Hugs to all - missing many.

'P' in Wales

karenlotty said...

I do love the stained glass collection It is one of my all time favourites of your dies and I know your new Christmas collection has one too...This card is so pretty and I love the unusual colour combo I never think of blue when doing cards with flowers on

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing.
Am looking forward to the die launch.
Have a great day everyone.

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous stained glass card for the giveaway, it really is a stunning card today.

Pam that is disgusting how your Manager is treating you, im sure there must be something you can do, you certainly dont need to be treated like that.

Sending love ans healing hugs to all that are poorly and who need them

Have a good day

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card this morning and love the blue theme. Someone is going to be lucky today. Kind regards Ann Toppcards

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!
I won this die and just adore all the effects you can do with it!
So looking forward to the Christmas die launch and yeah we get the spoilers online first, but they're nothing compared to the real deal!

Croquet Queen x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card i love your Stained Glass Collection lucky person who gets the giveaway.
Catherine V94 xx

Chris Curry said...

I love the stained glass effect Sue. This card is gorgeous. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

SueJ said...

This is lovely Sue, I have just bought the hummingbird die and enjoying playing with it.
Good luck with the launch, looking forward to it.

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful stained glass effect card. Looking forward to your new launch tomorrow.
Pam, thinking of you. Xx

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card.

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

i love these dies Sue and this is a stunning creation. someone will be overjoyed to receive this xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xx

Covgal said...

Good morning Sue, as you know I love this die. I have just got this background so I must have a go at doing this technique. This is a lovely card & a different variation, so many ways to do it. The card is fantastic & I love that shade of blue. Thank you. X

Dipstick said...

Hi Sue and everyone A beautiful card . I have this die and will try it with the polished silk glitter.
Pam now is the to.e to get tough, disgusting how you are being treated, union where are you ? .I wrote a comment late last night so don't know ow if you saw it but I was asking if there was a Facebook page you are all on?. Lol e and hugs to Pam,Elaine, Andrew and family and Crewe Trish and family. Xxxxxxxxxxx

SassySaz said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card. Love the polished silk glitter technique will have to give that a go. Thanks for the inspiration xx

Liz said...

Fabulous card! I recently bought this stained glass window die, I love it! I've only used it for the inlaying technique so far, so thanks for the inspiration to use it a different way. Great tip for extending the background die cut. xx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the stained glass look and the colours you've used x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, I need this die, it's so pretty.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow, Wow, Wow, what a beautiful piece of art. I love stained glass windows so this card is right up my street. Looking forward to blog launch to see more of your beautiful creations. Yvonne xx

ethansnanna said...

What a lovely card for someone to win, they will be
over the moon!!

Pam - Have you told your union rep what was said??

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Good morning all.

I would love to win this gorgeous card plus it's my birthday today 47 years young

Rebecca Knowles Hinckley Leicestershire

stitchingranny said...

This is so pretty. It is my favourite from this collection but with the butterflies added it looks even better.

Hugs Helen

Diane Green said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card today, we can imagine the sparkle of the glitter but one lucky winner will see it in person. What a treat. Looking forward to the blog launch tomorrow although I'd rather have some summer first before starting to think about Christmas!!
Love Diane G xxx
Pam oh my goodness me what a thing to say to you! Definately constructive dismissal. Sending you a big hug and echoing your comments today xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue
Wow a stunning card for a give a way I love all your stain glass window Dies.
Sorry Sue yesterday I didn't we actually I did comment but it just wouldn't publish my internet was not playing nice.
I did love yesterday's card it was Gorgeous thank you for all your hard work & I'm looking forward to your Christmas Die release.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Pam thank you for your summary I echo. It disgusting how your manager is treating you. Go & see your union representatives Hug's xxx
HUG'S FOR all our poorly friends xx

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue.
Really love the stained glass window dies. Very pretty card.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Sam L said...

Hello Sue

This card is beautiful. The stained glass butterfly is really lovely and I adore the Indonesian background die. A lovely card for a lucky winner.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. such a beautiful card this morning. I love how you have created the effect on the stain glass window. Your cards always blow me away. Julia did a wonderful job showing your dies of yesterday.... Wendy

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, It's such a shame that the pictures don't show off the glittery stained glass windows to their full glory, a really beautiful card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Unknown said...

Hi sue just beautiful these cards are stunning thank you so much for the chance to own one good luck everyone love you sue xxxxx June horrocks xxxx

Tressa said...

My iPad is not showing the pictures to there best, however, I am sure that in real life this card is absolutely fabulous.

I do like these stained glass dies although I was a little uncertain about them when I first saw them and didn't appreciate how they could be used? I think the Christmas stained glass dies are going to be on my wish list as this is the season when I make most cards.


Anne said...

What a lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful. The stained glass dies are just gorgeous and by their nature so versatile for the use of colour....Love the post and can't wait to see the new launch in full...

gwen70 said...

Such a beautiful card Sue

hettygarlick said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing the Christmas launch.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card i love butterflies so this is just my cup of coffee { don't like tea haha }
Good Luck to all.

Pam i think your little men were stars to write their own messages for granddad .
You need to speak to your union and keep a diary ,of time ,dates and comments made to you Pam , you have had enough without being threatened and bullied .

Rosemary , yes i am on F/book { Elaine Hood from Stoke on Trent } would love to be your friend ,i am not very good at finding people it seems there are dozens of folks with the same name lol. xx
Thanks all the knee is a lot better today and i can hobble about a little , i blame that naughty Tinker Bell Maureen , i think she put a norty spell on me so's i don't do better wheelies than her , but watch out norty Mo i will be back .xxxxx

Happy Birthday Rebecca, have a lovely day .

Crewe Trish in my thoughts as always.
Big hugs to all
Elaine H X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love love love it and can imagine the sparkle of the polished silk glitters. Can't wait to see your Christmas release, feel like a child waiting for Christmas morning, so excited!!
Pam echoing you again. Now no more being nice that is bullying and verbal abuse so report it to your union

Sending love and hugs to everyone

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a gorgeous card for a giveaway!...just love it and I'm sure it would look better in the hand than it does on screen although we can see enough sparkle shining through despite the lighting...

So looking forward to the new die launch tomorrow.


Paula said...

This is such a pretty card Sue, and you can see the sparkle in several of your photos. This card will make someone very happy, lucky girl whoever it is. :) Sorry, it could be a man of course!
Paula x

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and Hopefuls,

Oh my, oh my, this is amazing! The Butterfly Stained Glass is fabulous enough, but to color it with polished silk glitters just isn't fair, and then to frame it by supersizing the Indonesian Background and adding little butterflies, it's wonderful! And then you give us a chance to win it, and on top of that you announce you're only a day away from giving us a week of four-times-a-day bliss, plus chances to win the new dies. If I wasn't already lying down, I'd have to go lie down.

Pam, I'm sorry you have to go through this, but you will prevail. They shouldn't be surprised that the people they mistreat are smart.

Elaine, you have a wise knee. It put its foot down, so to speak, to keep you out of everyone else's worries and keep you resting at home, the best place for you to be for a good long break.

P in Wales, when I was 50, I believed people who said I looked 35, but not anymore, and not 28. Saba, You got me good when you ordered P to apologize for trying to blow me up. Very funny! That picture is me inside a slice of agate at the Tucson Gem Show. You can probably see it bigger on my Facebook page. Send me a friend request! Anybody! Especially Carmen and Stephanie K in SC/USA and anyone else in North America so we can talk about where we can procure products related to Sue.

Rosemary Powell, search Facebook for Creative Expressions and Sue Wilson. I know of two. One is for fans in the USA, but I don't think you have to be in the U.S. Those pages are for posting your work inspired by Sue's dies, videos and blog. They have rules against mentioning retailers though.

Carmen, I can't find double sided sticky paper or acetate at the North American distributor. Found acetate at the convention.

Suzzette Yandle, that's double-sided mounting foam, or double-sided mounting foam tape, I think. I sometimes use the fun foam sheets they sell in craft stores for kids. It comes in lots of colors, and some are sticky on one side. You can cut pieces from a color near to that of your card stock, and add your own adhesive. They're usually thinner than foam tape or pop dots, but you can stack them, again adding your own adhesive.

Happy anticipation, everybody!

Donita in R.I., smallest state in the U.S.

Beryl said...

Stunning card Sue.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow another stunner today. I've tried a couple of times to get this Die but it's been out of stock. Must get some polished glitter as well.
Crikey a Christmas launch as well. My bank manager will not be a happy bunny.

Bejay said...

Hi, Sue,
Is it really Wednesday again...where are the days going? I love this card, it's stunning and the lucky winner ( lol) will be thrilled when it arrives, it's worthy of being framed.
Wow, the Christmas launch us here already, that's such exciting news and something we all look forward to all year. I need to make time to sit and look at everything each day instead of doing stupid, mundane things like installing new fencing in the garden��.
Bejay xx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue

A beautiful card and when you click on the photograph you can see the polished glitter much better. I love using this product

June x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely card. Love the choice of colours and also the frame you have used behind the image. Glittering onto the reverse of acetate is one of my favourite techniques which is what got me into paper crafting in the first place, all those years ago!


foxyg said...

Gorgeous card. I love the stained glass dies.

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Well sue, I Can't believe Your Giving Away Such An Luxurious Card, IJust Love "The Stained
Glass Collection" This Ones So Exquisite.
A First Class "Masterpiece"
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Blue Dusk Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Clear Acetate"
"Creative Expression White Flat Backed Pearls"
"Creative Expression Diamond Snow" (I Do Belive To Coat The Beautiful Butterflies)
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue"
"Creative Expression Polished Silk Glitters (I Do Believe Dark Emerald/Brilliant Blue/Pale Bronze/Saraha Gold)
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson Butterfly Die Set from The Stained Glass Collection"
"Sue Wilson Indonesian Background"
"Sue Wilson Cascading Butterflies From The Finishing Touches Range"
Today's Card Is Just Stupendous A First Class "Masterpiece" You Took A Piece Of "Coconut White Card" Cut To The Size
You Required, Then Cut Out "The Butterfly Stained Glass" You Then Glued This To A Piece Of "Clear Acetate"
Then You Started From The Back, You Filled All The Area's With "Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue" Then You Started
To Add Your Remarkable "Silk Glitters" Using Various Shades I Do Believe (Dark Emerald/Brilliant Blue/Pale Bronze/Saraha Gold)
I Do Hope I'm Correct As They Seem To Be The Colours You've Used.
Once You'd Decided On Your Colours Then You Need To start With The Darkest Colour First Working Towards Your Lightest
Set This Aside Overnight If Possible Or Until "the Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue Turns Clear, You Then Added "Mounting Foam"
To The Back For Dimension.
Sue, You Then Wished To Add A Larger Background So You Cut Out "The Indonesian Die Set" Twice, In The Stunning
"Blue Dusk Card" You Then Cut Them Both Approx 1/3rd The Way Across, Then You Placed The Two Larger Sections
Together To Form A Frame, Adding This To A Piece Of "Coconut White Card" (I Believe) You Placed Your
"Butterfly Stained Glass" Onto Your "Indonesian Background" Placing "Three White Butterflies" That You'd Cut From
"The Cascading Butterfly Die Set" To Cover The Seams In Your Frame
You Added "Diamond Snow" For Bling, Also "White Flat Pearls" To "The Bodies Of The Butterflies" Then One "Pearl"
In Each Corner Of Your Card, Adding This To Your "Coconut White Mat/Layering" One Of Them Being Your
"Famous Signature Piercing" Today's Card Is Rich Also Extremely Opulent.
Thank You For Your Kindness Also Sharing This Tremendous Card With Us.
I'm So "Extremely Excited" At Seeing Your "Exceptional Cards" You Will Have Created With Your "Christmas Collection 2017"
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
From Sam xxx
Good Luck 🍀🤞To Whom Ever Wins Today's Wonderful Gift It's Such An Extravagant Card

Owlish said...

What a gorgeous card to win love it

Anonymous said...

I just love these stained glass window dies, a definite on my 'wish list'...this card is just so beautiful with the soft glitter favourite one of the set....thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what an absolute stunner! Those stained glass dies are just fabulous! Can't wait for my robin redbreast to arrive...........
And that Indonesian background is also beautiful, lends itself to so many things......
Just loving this card.
Hugs, Rose

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, someone will be so happy.
Looking forward to your new launch, I Will,probably be a bit bankrupt soon lol.
Pam how awful for you, you should report her to the union and HR, please keep a diary of events to refer back to.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. A beautiful stain glass creation which I am sure all would love to win. I love it.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card today. Love the stained glass dies.Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow! Your stained glass dies are amazing and your different techniques are amazing too. The glitter look must be beautiful on real life. Lucky winner.
I can't believe it is time for another release already and Christmas too !! Looking forward to that.
Muriel x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What a lovely stained glass effect on today's card!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this gorgeous card and am already envious of the lucky winner lol. I enjoy doing this technique but only special people get a card made from it :D Looking forward to the launch of your new dies and seeing what you have created with them, the only problem is that makes me want them all!

Pam - your management's treatment of you is disgraceful. I too would say that would be constructive dismissal and as other have said, you should see your union & Personnel Manager immediately.
Maureen & Saba - so sorry I forgot to thank you yesterday re the dentist. The butterflies in my tummy were not helped by being kept waiting 15 minutes past my appointment time and because of the injections I had nothing to eat from breakfast until some soup at 8pm! Not my preferred way to diet lol.
I have been watching the news of the devastating fire in London. My heart goes out to all those affected and prayers for those as yet unaccounted for.


CraftyJo said...

Stunning card Sue, tfs.

Scottydog said...

Morning Sue, What a beautiful card. The glitter doesn't show up on my iPad but it still looks beautiful! One that needs to be seen in the flesh, so to speak. Like the butterfly finishing touches & they certainly do their job in hiding the joins. Thank you Sue.
Looking forward to seeing how you use your new festive dies. I have my favourites but that often changes when I see the samples!

Jaye said...

An absolutely beautiful card, Sue, someone will be very lucky to receive it. The additional butterflies look stunning and it never occurred to me that they were hiding a seam. You are so clever! Really looking forward to seeing your use of the festive dies.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card - whoever wins will be soooo happy - the stained glass dies are so beautiful and so many different looks can be created - love em x
Well hobble and wobble are on their way back to the Promised Land. Lovely having them here -just wish I had been feeling more 'with it'. Never mind. They are planning another visit in September and God willing here for Christmas. My dad took the boys out for dinner last night. Bless - I think they ate their share of their inheritance. Lol. Don't think my dad realised how much they can put away in one sitting x
Feeling much perkier - finally the fibromyalgia is easing. So the fatigue should ease and the nights should not be quite so sleepless x
I will be having a catch up with Laine tomorrow evening. Going to tell her to get her bum into gear and get back on here. I know absence makes the heart grow stronger but I think she is milking it now. Lol x
Pam - sorry for everything you and yours have been through over the last few weeks - tragic. Those boys sound like a couple of wonderful young men - proud of them. As far as those imbeciles at work are concerned you need to keep a detailed diary. I would recommend phoning ACAS. They are incredibly helpful and can arm you with all the correct information and the right words to say. And the most important thing is that whatever they say to you, insist that they confirm it in writing or by e mail and print it off. If you have hard copies of all their verbal stupidity it will really help. So much better than he said she said/your word against theirs. It is all so unnecessary and makes life so miserable - big hugs x x x
Elaine - Maureen is responsible for a lot more than she admits to - she has a very wicked streak running right through her from top to toe. Hobble carefully x
Maureen - how is the Marathon training going? Hope you aren't picking on poor George too much x
OK folks - as you can see I am feeling much better. I cannot tell you how excited I am about tomorrow's launch. Have already pre ordered more than I should have done but won't reveal the true figure as I am in denial!
Sending loads of love to everyone - specially all my lovely blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely give away card today. I especially love the butterflies.

Barbara V

Agnes (Scotland) said...

Absolutely Love this card what a thrill it would be to win it XXX

Pattyb said...

Your card is gorgeous, Sue! Love the effects of your glitter technique! I would be honored to
receive this card that you made. Thx for sharing your talent, and your cards with us!
Hugs, Pattyb

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, such a pretty card, I do like these stained glass window dies.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love this card there will be one very lucky recipient.

Pam your treatment has been horrendous what has the unions said.I left quietly when they got rid of me when they said I couldn't do my job anymore.citizens advice told me after I should have gone off sick for 6 months on full pay and then another 6 months on half pay
Elaine you need to look after yourself you are going through so much.
Stephanie happy wedding anniversary for later.Rebecca happy birthday

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card,love the stained glass dies.
Rosemary xx

Pawprintx4 said...

This is so gorgeous and I just got the Butterfly die on Saturday and am going to try a glitter technique with it. Love the stained glass dies.
Hope everyone is well and safe.
Stephanie K

sandieann21 said...

Love the colours and design.

Unknown said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a truly fantastic card to gift to one of your adoring devotees,,,,,i know that we cant quite see the true magnificence of the polished silk glitters but that doesn't matter one jot because the composition of this card is tremendous...oh how i wish that I hadn't been so foolish with my money this week, then i could have invested in the Indonesian Collection:-( Having said that, maybe I should utilise my obvious persuasive charm on she who holds the bank card ie my Mum, after all, God loves a trier...and a cheeky, greedy one at that!:-)
I cant adequately express just how super excited I am at the prospect of a week long pleasurefest of reveals dedicated to your Christmas dies. I LOVE Christmas with a passion and HATE it in equal measure for its commercialism, however, what I truly adore about it is your Christmas dies and making loads of ornate, glittered cards....I bought every die in the collection last year apart from the Christmas Angel, excessive?Moi? I could quite cheerfully have our Christmas Friday Cards every week of the year, they fill me with unbridled joy and excitement so goodness knows how my delicate constitution will cope with four offerings per day over the space of a week!Phew! Roll on tomorrow i say!:-)
Well my dear friends, excuse my lengthy absence, I do hope that I didn't worry any of my buddies unnecessarily...I'm sure that my ego can't take the grim reality that no one noticed my absence so I will continue to delude myself that somebody cares:-)
Ive had an up and mainly down time of it lately and wasn't in the frame of mind to be blogging, I did pop by on a regular basis though just to check that everyone was okay, besides, I can't let a day go by without seeing what glories Sue has to offer. I feel that I have let the side down though, the blog numbers are falling and I was contributing to that figure so I can only apologise for my disappearance and promise to make a bigger effort in the future because Sue deserves to know how appreciated she is.
Pam, I am so sorry for your recent loss, not to mention the fact that your work are still making life difficult for you. Please pay head to the excellent advice given by our buddies who have your best interests at heart...I just wish that the same could be said of your Manager!
P, oh how I have enjoyed hearing about the indomitable Yeti, he sounds like a real character:-) What you need is a good set of body armour or combat gear when you engage with him, his living conditions are positively palatial and I am glad that he has found a loving family, he so deserves it!
Elaine, boy you've been in the wars! Life hasn't been easy for you of late with your ongoing family health worries, but you really have to stop trying to keep up with our resident nutter Maureen on those Zimmers because we've seen the kind of damage that can cause!:-)
Maureen, what a bad influence you are lady! Myra was right to warn us about you! You and your hairbrained schemes...synchronised swimming in knitted costumes??!!? , i am shocked and appalled at the thought of it, imagine all those sagging gussets, ewwwh!
Sorry, have to split this peepsxxx

Unknown said...

Round Two

Myra, how have you been coping lately duckie? What with Maureen wreaking havoc wherever she goes it must be tough being her career:-)
All i can say is George is a positive saint of a man...even if his abilities with a hoover and feather duster leave a lot of room for improvement. Are you part of this swimming team too? I myself have a dreadful fear of the water and have never learned to swim so I would be worse than useless...such a shame because i would have added youth and glamour to the proceedings:-)
Carmen, have you missed me? I bet your life has been a sadder lonelier place without my input:-) I see the Kid has been in hospital, I do hope that he is recovering well and hope that his health worries are at an end.
Yvonne, do i have to speak with you tomorrow? It just so happens that i have relished the break from your incessant whining and I don't know if i can be bothered humouring you anymore....cant you phone Maureen instead, you both have so much in common?:-)
Remember to get the Tena Lady out in preparation for tomorrow s launch, wouldn't want any nasty accidents now would we?:-)
Saba my lovely, i truly believe that you are the only sane one in the Gang of Nine....apart from the rope fetish that is! Please restore some order because M&M are running amok:-)
Well, that's all folks, sorry if I havent mentioned any important news but my memory is challenged enough doing menial daily tasks! Hope everyone is well, hugs to missing friendsxxx

Love and crafty hugs


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Stained glass fascinates me I can spend hours looking and studying it and always do whether in churches or houses. So your collection of dies has an appeal.
Just need to buy some!
Heather R Oxfordshire

Jean said...

So pretty!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely! Yes, I can see the glitter in some of your photos. I think your idea of cutting the background die two times 1/3 the way through to make a larger backgound is an awesome technique. You certainly think outside the box. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. I love the Stained Glass Dies for some reason the Indonesian Background didn't register with me before but I have seen it used a few times recently and it is now on my shopping list. I can imagine the sparkle, it looks lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, what a beautiful card on such a beautiful day!!! Thankyou!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Unknown said...

Just beautiful

Can't wait for new die launch tomorrow


Sue MacFall said...

So pretty, Sue. Thank you.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Very pretty.

Dipstick said...

Hi Donita thank you x

BenteS said...

This is gorgeous!
Love your stained glass dies :))

Dipstick said...

Hi Elaine. I am on Facebook as "Jane Philip Powell" asI am one of those awkward people and use my second name Jane. My first proper name is Rosemary and I share a Facebook page with hubby!!! ( Goodness knows why !! ). I will search for you when you have seen this message and will repeat it tomorrow in case you didn't oh you know what I mean lol!!!! Xx

Janet in Menston said...

Love the stained glass dies, this is a gorgeous card.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Apologies for not leaving comments over the last few weeks. The holiday was fantastic but so tiring and then I only had two days to get washed, ironed and repacked for my husband and son to go away! I'm also looking after my friend's house while she's away and I no longer drive or walk very well so it takes ages. I have been looking at the cards you've produced each day though Sue and I have to say they just get better and batter. I wish I had half your talent instead of the fibro fog I live in. Whoever wins today's card will be so thrilled and I can't wait for the festive dies I've ordered to arrive and also see what you do with them.

Having read many of Pam's comments I see that there has been a lot going on while I've been away. Thoughts and prayers to all. Pam you definitely need to keep a diary of what's going on at work and don't forget that ACAS will also give help and advice and also intervene on your behalf if your union can't get anywhere. We had to involve them with my daughter's employer over her ill health and they were really helpful.

Happy crafting.
D xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Beautiful Sue, even though the colours are not coming through properly on my tablet.
Good luck with the launch tomorrow

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,
Love the stained glass window dies.
You have certainly given this one the WOW factor.
Thank you for sharing .
Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

This card is truly stunning and a wonderful giveaway for a lucky winner
Doreen R

Jackie T said...

Oh Sue this is a stunning card that die set is amazing. You are so clever. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love these stained glass window dies. Thank you for sharing. Really looking forward to the launch tomorrow and will be interested to see the Robin Stained Glass die. Pam not good news about work at all. Echoing your comments today.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card! I don't have any of the Stained Glass ones as yet but have thoroughly enjoyed seeing what everyone has done with them! I'd forgotten about the crystal glitters technique although I have done it in the past! It's so effective so I can well imagine that the photos aren't doing this beauty justice. Thank you for offering it as the Give Away!
Looking forward to Christmas in the morning!!! I have looked at what is coming up and I rather like a couple of the Stained Glass ones in the Christmas Launch.
It's a lovely day here today and quite warm. Maybe summer is coming! I won't get over-excited though! This is Britain after all! Lol!
Pam - so sorry about your work situation. I'm not in any way qualified to give you advice so I'll just send you a hug instead! x
Laine - it's lovely to see you ! I missed you a wee bit! Ha ha!
If I were Maureen's Carer she'd probably be worse than she is now! She is bad enough at it is! I'm afraid though it's Saba who starts everything off and we get the blame! I hate the water and swimming - I don't mind the shower !!
A very sad day in London once again! So sorry! Thoughts and prayer with those who are injured , their families and those of the deceased and those not yet accounted for! So proud of our Emergency Services! They are being tried and tested!!
Take care Everyone ,
Love Myra xxx

Stella Munn said...

So pretty. I have this stained glass die & really enjoyed paper piecing it, which came as a shock as I have zilch in the patience department!!!! Love this Sue, thanks xx

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, I love your stained glass collection. They are all so pretty and I imagine it would be so relaxing to 'colour in' with sparkles. Jo x

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, great technique, love the colors. Thank you for sharing and for giving us all a chance to win this beauty.
Good luck everyone!
Looking forward to the Christmas blog launch tomorrow.

Pam – Unbelievable! Sorry for what are you going thru.
Elaine - You need to look after yourself and be careful with Maureen. Glad to see you didn’t lose your sense of humor. You are an admirable person. Sending my hugs your way.
Rebecca - Happy B-day! Hope you have a lovely day.
Yvonne – Welcome back.
Laine – Look who is back! Twice? It is more than anybody could wish for. Are you going to come back tomorrow or next month? Who can be sad with Maureen, Myra and Saba around? You know I didn’t miss you, why should I? :)

Hugs to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card today, the technique is fantastic.
Looking forward to the die release tomorrow. Have you been reading my mind, I keep saying that I'm going to start making my C cards!
Pam, I am lost for words at the callous treatment of your Manager. I'm glad that you stand up for yourself and like Myra, I am not qualified to give you advice, but other ladies on here have given some good advice. The twins are to be praised for their wonderful words on the wreath.
Yvonne, I cannot believe you are back pet. It's lovely to see you but please keep your ramblings to a minimum. I wondered why the bunting was out - your parents are returning home!
Laine, It's especially nice to see you. We do miss you - not a lot ha ha. Enjoy the long mind numbing talk with Yvonne tomorrow, can you not go out and miss her? By the way, I don't need a droopy wet knitted bathing costume to have a saggy, soggy gussett - ask Saba ha ha.
Elaine, I've been out without any walking aid!! Entirely by accident as granddaughter was late for an appointment and I sort of stumbled into the car, George took us, pushed us out and drove away and I was stood standing, not knowing what to do!!! However we managed and he came to pick us up when she had finished. I'm rather proud of myself, goodness knows what the physio will say, probably give me a gold star!!! How are you, have the aches and pains lessened? Hope the family are well.
'P' thank you for liking me, is that because I have your photograph? ha ha
Carmen, how is the Kid.
Fluffycat, bet you're glad the dentist is finished - until the next time!!!
love to all on another tragic day for London.
Maureen xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue beautiful stained glass window card would love to win it! I'm looking forward to your Christmas die launch
Pam so sorry to hear you are being treated so abominably at work make sure you get some good advice and support as others have suggested
Nice to see Yvonne Laine and Dragonsnap 2 back on the blog we have missed you all
Sending caring hugs to all who need them

Theresa said...

it is lovely but then glitter is always so difficult to photograph, hugs xx

Unknown said...

Another beautiful card. Can't wait to use my stained glass die

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is fabulous, i love the die and the colours used are perfect.
Would really love to give any one of your cards a home.

Anonymous said...

Laine - just wanted to say Hi before all the excitement starts tomorrow. Sorry you've been having a tough time, let's hope PP cheers you up with the chat as she too is somewhat chipper now.
Yeti quite a********e this a.m. - have a grand scratched hand. Not his fault as he's had a really tough time being chased away from more than one place, so he's ultra wary - as am I lol.
Maureen - it's not because, it's despite! Orange (actually coral my dear) missing from my vocabulary not to mention wardrobe.
Another sad day for London.

'P' in Wales

cheryl brown said...

Evening Sue,

The stained glass card is so beautiful, I will try the techniques one day.
Panto costumes and the garden seem to be taking quite a chunk out of my free time these days. I though I would have n-more time to do as I liked when I finally retired, that doesn't seem to be the case.

Pam....please see your Personnel or HR dept... words such as those your manager said to you are not acceptable in this day and age. I, for one, would mention reporting your breathing difficulties, as a leverage point, to the Health & Safety bods during the conversation.

Healing prayers and squashy hugs to all in discomfort, pain or loss. Please know that there are many shoulders out here for you to lean on.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Your stained glass card is really beautiful and I love the colours you have used.
The die is one of my favourites too
Thank you for giving us all a chance to be the lucky winner!!
Lesley S x

Tooth Fairy Jo said...

Good evening Sue,
Such a lovely card and someone is going to be very happy indeed. Very clever to elongating the Indonesian background like that, mine has been ordered today and I can't wait unti it arrives. So looking forward to tomorrow and seeing just what beauties you have in store for us, you really do light up our lives, something desperately needed at times, today especially.
Good luck to everyone in the draw.

Pam I am speechless, I know you won't take this bullying and abuse from your manager lying down, we are all fighting your corner, go give it to em girl!
Frances there is nothing worse than being kept waiting at the dentist, next time you have butterflies let them out and stick them on a card lol.!
Yvonne, don't you start, Newcastle is not, I repeat not, the promised land, I know this being a Yorkshire lass. Hope Hobble and Wobble got home safely. Glad you are feeling less tired.
Lorraine I am cocker hoop to see you back! And you are absolutely right, I am the only sane on amongst the naughty nine, do. not believe a word either Maureen or Myra say to the contrary. You will never guess what today's decision was. We've decided we would like to be bears, goodness knows where we will get the costumes.
I just cannot comment on Maureen soggy gusset, I'd like to enlighten you but best not!
Love and hugs for all, special prayers for those affected by today's awful tragedy
Saba xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Pam B said...

Wow, Wow, Wow, this is possibly my favourite card of yours ever Sue, just lovely

Pam x

Karen M said...

Good evening Sue
Great card,these die's are so clever & stunning to see,
Best wishes
Karen M

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue although I don't think the photo does it justice, I bet the sparkle is amazing.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, these dies are beautiful and do part of the work for you. Must get some of these dies.
Di B x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW, WOW , WOW !!! Your butterfly stained glass card is GORGEOUS Sue !!! This is one of my old favourite techniques, using acetate and polished silk glitter, and you have made me want to start playing with my glitters again. I have recently got this die but I have not used it yet ( still making Fathers Day stuff.) I am going to have a go after this weekend though !!!
Sorry I have not been around for the last three days but I developed a nasty dose of Vertigo. I could not even move my head as the whole world was swimming around me, I had blurred vision, nausea and headache and I just could not do anything. So glad it finally seems to have become a bit better today.
I really love the Indonesian collection, especially the background die. I have not bought any of them yet but I certainly will at some point. I love all the colours you have used on your card today and the little butterflies are so cute too, finishing your card beautifully. Thank you for sharing. Sending lots of love to you Sue. I am looking forward to seeing your stunning cards in your new Christmas die launch tomorrow, well actually today now !!! Take care Sue love Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

dragonswing said...

Such a pretty card. I can almost feel the fluttering of the butterfly wings. Love the stain glass look.

Laura O said...

This card is a real beauty love it. Laura O

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Love the stained glass and can't wait to do some with Julia
next month. Love the card
Maria x

Unknown said...

Hi sue.

This is simply stunning. It amazes me the amount of creativity I have. Sometimes I wish I had some of yours lol xxx

Marie said...

What a beautiful creation Sue. I must try this one.

Kate's Cards said...

What a pretty die and a beautiful card. xx

Marianna Hammer said...

I just bought this lovely die. So looking forward to play with it :)

Viki Banaszak said...

What a beautiful card! I bet it looks even more wonderful in person.

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

Stained Glass effect is so beautiful.


lol Barbara W (Worcestershire)

Unknown said...

Hi sue.

This is georgeous I dunno why I've not bought it already I'm always a sucker for a butterfly item lol.
It's just so pretty the way u have done it!! Xx

Barbara (C) said...

This is one of my many favourite dies. So many mediums can be used for different effects.....BarbaraC

JennyH said...

Stunning as usual Sue, thanks for the chance to win your beautiful card : )

SHARICA said...

Wow just beautiful xx

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Pattyb said...

Such a beautiful die and card! Your talent never ceases to amaze me!
Hugs, Pattyb

Unknown said...

I really am new to your site and your way of doing things. Love you and your videos. Us girls play a game sometime when watching your show. Every time you say pop we take a sip of wine. It is great fun! I'm from Alberta Canada and just ordered your Humming Bird die from a great store called RR Scrapbooking in Edmonton Alberta Canada. The owners name is Reah and she promotes your products with passion. She is the one who told me about all your great tutorials. Just curious your cards are so big where do you find envelopes that size to mail them out? I know your very busy so thanks for all your time you spend making video.
Melissa McLean

Judi said...

Love, love, love the stained glass dies. I am also from Alberta and purchase my Sue Wilson dies from Rhea at R&R.

Rosie said...

Just love, love this stained glass window effect Sue. A gorgeous card to be giving away as a freebie. I am certain the lucky person will treasure it for a long time....
Love Rosie from

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
amazing card...
Rolf xxx