Friday, 14 July 2017

You're Fintastic

Hi crafters!  Another fishbowl card to share with you!  I just love that cat from the Fishbowl Friend stamp set!  I started by stamping the sentiment in black at the bottom of the card on a piece of kraft card that I added to my coconut white background.  I cut an aperture in the card using the die in the Fishbowl set to fit my treat cup and then die cut another sentiment and glued it to the top of the card.  I filled the treat cup with some bits from my stash   (I think they were called Prills) and sealed it with acetate.  I stamped the cat on another piece of white card and coloured him and die cut the fish and seaweed and added them in front of him.  I taped the treat cup in place and lined the stamped cat up from behind it to show through the treat cup.  I used a white pencil to add some highlights to the bottom of the card.  White on white mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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110 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card, so gorgeous on what promises to be a lovely sunny morning. Hope you enjoyed your Hochanda shows as much as we did watching you. Always a joy to see you on tv.
Cheryl, I hope you get some help soon, someone who will listen, so difficult these days. Hope you feel better soon.
Sharon, you have had a very bad year, hope you too start to feel better soon. Hang in there lovely lady.
Crewe Trish, enjoy Silverstone, make sure you take your sun cream.
Crafty nana good to see you back, sorry you have been unwell, hope you are feeling better now.
Karen, good news about Hubby. Now his recovery should go smoothly.
Elaine, go back to GP if eye still not better, you don't want it to get any worse. Hope Andrew and Helen are doing okay.
Hugs to all, especially all of our poorly and missing friends.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you for all the great shows yesterday.
Thank you a cute card today.
Have a great weekend take care Kitty.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Great card. I love the fishbowl, it's so useful. Haven't been able to see the shows yet but hope to catch up this weekend.
Thoughts and prayers to all who need them.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Clai01 said...

Loved the Hochanda shows yesterday Sue and love the techniques also. x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is brilliant, such a fun effect and the sentiments are perfect. Have a great day all. Bx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Well what can I say, you have shown us the most beautiful, exquisite, adorable samples over the past few day both festive and otherwise, and I really am excited about all the samples to be shown here leading up to the festive season. You were glowing during your shows and it was so obvious just how proud you are about this new collection and so you should be love ☺
If you was a fish you'd be fintastic too but let's just say you are fantastic and this sample is way too cute how can anyone smile at this cheeky cat lol.
Will try to comment over the next week but out in the sticks I'm not sure how the WiFi will be. Sending you enough love n hugs for the week just in case xxx 💖

Denise Bryant said...

Love the fishbowl! Darling card!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fun card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card this morning, such a cute cat!

Barbara V

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh such a cute card, can just imagine that little pussy cat watching the fishes swim around, gorgeous.

Loved all your shows Sue, you really do make your shows look so easy and what is so good is that you go through it all step by step, you don't rush your words when explaining (unfortunately a lot of presenters do) and we al know that if we have a problem or are confused about something we can always e-mail you for guidance, looking forward to seeing you again at Ally Pally, got my tickets already, (PS everyone - get your tickets direct through Creative Expressions much cheaper then the venue itself)

I especially liked the cutting down of the rectangle and making it into a square, with the sentiment just fitting nicely over it, did you plan it that way Sue when you designed the dies.

Pam I reiterate everything you have said above - sending everyone special hugs.

Stay safe, healthy and happy hugs, June Smith xxx

Theresa Pace said...

too cute! i can already imagine that fish bowl on the floor... hugs xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very cute card, love the tip of making the whole shaker with acetate and then lining up the picture afterwards. I've always tried to use the picture as the backing and it never goes well! Brilliant shows, I wish you were on more often.
Echoing Pam's comments again this morning. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I remember seeing you demo this last time you were on tv!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely fun card Sue. Great expression on the cat's face.
Annette x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Lovely cute card. Love the expression on the cat's face.Great shows .Jan x

Debra K. said...

What a fun shaker card! Love the colour of the shaker 'bits' against the colour of the fish. Debra x

hollyberry said...

Fantastic cute card.

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x hazel

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
Well you really put a smile on my face this morning with this card. I love it.
Thanks for another super card.
Have a good day everyone. Xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card.

P Austen said...

Lovely card this morning. That cat looks quite an adorable little devil! Will be on our way home today and can't wait to watch your Hochanda shows over the weekend. Hugs xx P Austen

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A fun design that made me smile as with slightly different colours this cat could so easily be my dear Noah! Super card!x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a fabulous fun card. Great shows & beautiful dies, great seeing your demonstrations. Yvonne xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Cute card. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Jan Sayer said...

Lovely card for a cat lover.
Jan
Northampton

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue ,
A great fun card the expressionoa the Cats face is like the cat that got the cream .
Catherine V94 xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all .. A WOW card this morning . As a huge cat Lover I just love this card. It make you smile. I love how you have created the shaker card. I love all the shows on Hochanda , thank you for your brilliant demos and sharing your samples... Wendy

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx love the fishbowl xx love Kim D

Karen Drew said...

This is soooo cute. Really enjoyed your shows yesterday. Some great inspiration
Luv
Karen xx

BenteS said...

Lovely card!
That cat is so cute :))

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a cute card today, really enjoyed your shows as always Sue, you make them so enjoyable to watch and we learn a lot every time, thank you for being such an inspiration to us all.

Thank you Pam yes one way or another it hasn't been a very good year but I just keep saying it can only get better (one day). I do hope your ok and things aren't too bad for you at work, your always in my thoughts xx

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them
Have a good day all
Love
Sharon
xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card so cute. love Jean Z xxx

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone. A cute card today. Loved your shows Sue.
Elaine hope your eye is better and you have heard about access problems.love and hugs
Karen hope hubby continues to improve. Look after yourself too. Sending love and hugs too.
Also love and hugs to Crewe Trish, Donita and all of you too.
After nearly 5 years cancer free I have found an another lump. Phoned hospital yesterday they are sending me an appointment.As they say never rains but it pours.
Have a great day everyone.
Xxxxxxxxxxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
A fun card, love the expression on the cats face brilliant! This would cheer anyone up.
Best wishes
Karen M

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a fun Friday card you have for us today, the cat looks really cheeky. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments again today, you say it so well. Hope you have a lovely weekend xxx
Rosemary sending you a big hug my lovely lady, we will be with you holding your hand xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely fun card.
Great shows on Hochanda.
B xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This card has started Friday off with a smile - love how the cat has gone cross-eyed staring at the little fishy swimming in it's bowl...great fun!...

Izzy

Suemac said...

Great shows yesterday

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card. My daughter would love it she is cat mad.Laura O

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really cute card. I love cats and you can tell exactly what this cat is thinking of getting up to!

Lisbeth

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another great fun card and that cat looks so mischievous! Your demonstrations were so good yesterday and the snowflake dies are just stunning. Thank you for yet more brilliant ideas. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Love this card with the cat. Fun card.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What a fun cheeky card this is I have really enjoyed your shows.
Pam I am afraid I always have to wear sunblock when out and about because of my medication.Elaine I hope your eye is a little better today.
Rosemary I wish I could be there to give you a big hug in person I will be thinking of you.

Anne said...

We all know someone who would love this card, Sue!

Anne (Northampton)

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue such a happy looking card , i will try to catch up on your recorded shows today.

Crewe Trish , have a great time at Silverstone

Cheryl , thinking of you today and i hope they get you sorted.

Mary is home ,she has done so well and is looking good, it is Andrew and Helens Wedding Anniversary today , if Andrew is well enough they are out for a meal tonight to celebrate.
My vision got better as the day went on , perhaps it was because i have not had much sleep lately, but all seems well now.

Pam I handed in my form to the Deputy Warden who will pass it on to the powers that be , your employers are nothing but bullies, just hang on in their if you can, will echo you again today.

Hugs to all
Elaine H X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What great shows and demos of your Festive days we've had thanks to you, and so very chuffed for you to have a sell-out not once, but TWICE! And another sell-out (I presume it went from LIMITED to sell-out) on the other fab bundle . Surely you'll have some champers to celebrate!

I love, love, love this card - I must admit, the cat's the star and you've given blue-eyes the perfect setting. I love your Fillables, too. And that Sue Wilson elegance still shines through the fun element. Great!
Hugs, Rose

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card, such a fun one.

Michele

val jones said...

Hi Sue, well obviously being a cat person (I've got three) I just LOVE this card.
Great idea.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Chris Curry said...

A great fun card Sue, thank you. Have a good day. Xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a great card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a fun card!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

karenlotty said...

Lovely little cheeky card

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I love this card, that cat has such a cute little face, but I am sure would catch the fish if he could. Great shows in Hochanda Sue, nice to see you on our screens again.

Love Rosemarie X X

Rosemary, thinking of you and keeping fingers crossed X

June Horrocks said...

Dear sue loved your shows brill !!!!!!!!!
Love this card you are so clever sue all your demos were awsum Leart so much
Thank you love always June horrocks xxxxxxx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
A very fun card love this fish bowl
JOY Xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a great card for our cat lover friends. So many different thing you can do with these shaker cards.
Wendyx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card! It brings back so many memories of my childhood. We used to have a goldfish every year( won at the shows!) and our cat would sit and watch it swimming round and every now and then the paw would go in the bowl to try and catch it! (Never did mind you!) well done with the shows on Hochanda. Love to all, Alison xxx

SueJ said...

This card would make anyone smile, love the cute cat.
Enjoyed your shows Sue.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A fun card for a cat lover.
Lydia
x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another fabulously fun card love it...

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card it's so cute. I can see this cat sitting there all day to see if he can get it lol. Thank You for all the great shows you were fantastic, you take everything in your stride nothing seem to faze you. You show us what card you are going to demo and you take us through it step by step until it's finished. I have so many of your shows recorded that i go back many time to different shows just to remind myself what you have done over the years and your dies are just so different from when you first started. They are getting better everytime you bring a new release out. Thanks once again Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
this card is a bit nasty but cute;-))
Your shows at Hochanda were fantastic. Thanks for a lot of hints and tips.
Rolf xxx

hettygarlick said...

That little cat looks so funny peering through the fishbowl! Great shows on Hochanda, Sue, with some beautiful cards. I love the Glitter Kiss on the acetate. Must have a go at that!

Clare Powell said...

Lovely card, the cat is so cute x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
It was lovely to see you and can't wait to see all your wonderful cards and videos here on the blog, hope Christmas starts soon!
Really cute fun card today
Pam echoing you and sending special hugs to Cheryl, Craftynana and to all our missing friends
Rosemary thinking of you and sending hugs
Elaine hope Andrew and Helen get to celebrate their Anniversary this evening

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and All of You Guys Too,

Cats like to watch TV. This is dorbs.

Rosemary, my heart goes out to you. Well, you've proved you can kick cancer's butt, so if that lump is cancer, you'll just have to do it again.

Sending love, prayers and gratitude for you.

And everyone who needs some too.

Jackie Trinder, is this the big weekend? I hope you enjoy every minute!

Love,
Donita

Love,
Donita

Fiki said...

this is so very nice!
love it!

Crafty Cruiser said...

This is adorably cute!
Doreen R

sued99 said...

A really cute card. I just love that cat! X

Diane King said...

Such a cute card x

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
On one of your shows you mentioned the impression left by the metal edge of the die. I had this problem when extending the sky portion of the wise men die, I'm sure your clever followers will already have come up with a solution, mine was to cut a piece of grey board to fit inside all the edges including apertures, taping this in place and using 2 full size pieces of grey board, the raspberry plate and cutting plate as the sandwich - worked perfectly.
Really enjoyed your shows. Thanks for the tips, I actually managed to do some piercing this morning, the secret is definitely having the right size pokey tool.
Best wishes
Dorianne

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
What a fun card this morning I can just imagine the cat eyeing up the fish for tea lol
I have a friend who would love that card
Pam I will echo your comments
I am off to get the dreaded grey hairs covered again
Hugs to all that need one
Have a lovely day
Theresa G xx

Judith Tucker said...

A lovely fun card.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I absolutely adore this card. That cat definitely has the look of my youngest one, if there is mischief to be got up to then he will be there :-)

Rosemary - I hope you get your appointment soon, waiting is always the hardest part. Fingers crossed that the lump is benign and if not then as Donita says you kicked it before and can do so again.
Donita - please explain 'dorbs'.
Elaine - glad that May is at home and hope that Andrew and Helen get to celebrate their anniversary.
Stephanie - enjoy your holiday, hope the weather holds for you.

Thinking of all the other poorly and/or missing Wilsonettes.

Frances


Ann said...



Hi Sue

Cute card

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a cute card! The expression on the cats face is priceless lol!
Hugs x
Heather T

Kate's Cards said...

What a fun card for a car owner! Fab xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

so cute and beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Love the cute card.
I enjoyed your shows Sue, are there any more coming soon?
Regards,
Evis M

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
First & Foremost My Wonderful Friend I Wanted To Say Thank You For The Great
Shows On Hochanda You Were "Absolutely Magnificent" Your Demonstrations Were Just
Outstanding You Explain Everything So Extremely Well Breaking Down Your Cards Step
By Step...... Thank You So Very Much For All Your Extremely Hard Work, All Those
"Truly Phenomenal Cards" You Created For The Shows You're Extremely Talented.....
I Love Today's Fun Card, I Love The Tremendous Colour Combination Also The Fabulous
Products You've Used.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Prills Inside Fishbowl". (From Your Stash)
"Creative Expression Fishbowl Friend Stamp Set"
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Black/Kraft/Blue Dusk Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Acetate"
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Acrylic Dries Clear Glue"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Fishbowl Treat Cups"
"Coloured Pencils"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson's Underwater Die Set" (With Fish Seaweed Etc:-)
"Sue Wilson's Fishbowl Die Set" (Comes With Sentiment, Seaweed, Etc:-)
You Started Today's Very Happy Card By Stamping Your Sentiment "It Was So Good To See You"
At The Bottom Right Hand Side Of Your Card, On A Piece Of "Kraft Card" That You'd Added To
Your "Coconut White Background" Sue, You Then Cut Out An Aperture Using "The Fishbowl Die Set"
To Fit Your "Fishbowl Treat Cup" In.
Then You Added Another Sentiment "You're Fintastic" (Which Comes In One Of The Die Sets)
Sue, You Then Glued This Into Place Using "Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue" Placing To The Top Left
Of Your Remarkable Card, Sue, You Filled Your "Fishbowl Treat Cup" With Small Items From Your Stash
You Sealed The Back With A Piece Of "Acetate"
You Then Stamped Your "Cheeky Cat" On "Coconut White Card" Then You Coloured him In, You Die Cut Out
"The Fish/Seaweed Etc:-" You Added Them In Front Of The Cat Once Coloured, You Taped The "Treat Cup" In Place
Then You Lined Up "The Stamped Cat" Up From Behind So It ShowsThrough "The Treat Cup"
Sue, You Used A "White Pencil" To Add Highlight To Bottom Of Your Card, You Cut Out
"The Fishbowl Treatcup Die" In "Blue Dusk Card" You Then Placed Over "The Fishbowl Treatcup" Using
"Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue" You Added "Mounting Foam" To Your Background Adding It
To A Piece Of "Coconut White Card" With Your "Famous/Signature/Piercing" Then Finished By Adding Another
Piece Of "Coconut White Card" Simply Superb The Background Looks Like You've Added A Touch Of
Blue Ink Around The Edges.........
Sue, Thank You For The Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.....
Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Love the expression on this cat's face ! Thank you Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Such a fun card, just love it!
Lesley S x

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, I loved this card when I saw it and such fun. Well Done. Arlyn

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Such a cute card. I does remind me of my cat with the children's goldfish, lol. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I adore the fishbowl cards, I made one for my Friend's Birthday in May and she was over the moon with it, I used the hand sanitiser technique you taught us, but I'm loving the effect of the prills inside the treat cup, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

barbara macaskill said...

Deliciously delightful!! This put a HUGE smile on my face! Thank you for that! My day didn't start out too good but this changed my mood! The world thanks you because a grumpy Barb isn't a good thing! LOL! TFS!

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
What a fun way to start a Friday. What you can wish for more? Haven't been able to see the shows yet but hope to catch up this weekend.

Elaine-Happy Anniversary for Andrew and Helen. Hope they will be able to enjoy it. Hugs for you and yours.
Rosemary – So sorry to hear your news.Thinking of you and keeping fingers crossed that the lump is not cancer.

Have a great day everyone & Hugs to all that need one
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Pawprintx4 said...

Cute card...this cat looks like he just swallowed the canary....could be looking into bird cage for a variation.
Loved watching you on Hochanda. I wish we had Hochanda and the great sale bundles available in the states. Love watching the shows though and you do such a great job demonstrating your card making talent.
Have a great weekend everyone,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Jaye said...

Oh I do love this, it's such fun.

Suzzette Yandle said...

A sweet card and I love that cute cat and the look the cat is giving looking into the fish bowl.

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, such a cute card, of course it doesn't hurt that I am a cat lover.

Lori from Canada

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely cute card. The stamped cat watching the fish is brilliant. I love it.

Jan.moogie said...

I just adore your fun cards Sue and this is definitely a fun card,love it. Thanks for sharing hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Barbara said...

Fantastic card Sue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I absolutely love it when you do a funny/cute card, you really hit the nail on the head as we say!
Not in to Christmas yet but did enjoy all your shows and have recorded them for later in the year when I do start my xmas cards.

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous pussy cat and gorgeous card.xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Oh I just love this card. It's the wee cheeky face on the cat lol. Love it.
I gave in for once after watching a few of the shows and got the snowflake set. Guess I'll not be buying the star afterall. Lol x

Vie Carter said...

Brilliant fun card

Vie
x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Such a cute fun card I love it
Rosemary I'm thinking of you and hoping that appointment comes through quickly sending you big hugs
Elaine glad to hear Mary's home from hospital and hoping your eye continues to improve
Sending good wishes to all

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
This is just soooo cute I wish I could have a cat like that!
with best wishes

Elaine Ann

Cards2Di4 said...

What a cute card. Well done Sue. Take care. Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, what a fun card, everyone will love this.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I wouldn't buy the Dies used in this card personally but I can see how popular they may be! It's just that hey are not for me! However that cat has an expression which makes me smile every time I see it!
We won't all want to buy everything - but my List is long enough as it is !! Lol!
Andrew and Helen - I hope you have had a lovely day and an enjoyable meal this evening!
Great Shows Sue, I've only one to watch! Sounds as if we may have a a few more to come??
Love to all, Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fun card

ursula said...

Ah, what a cutie Sue...thank you....luv Ursula xx

Littlelamb said...

Fun card Sue. Thank you for sharing this. Mhavent been able to watch the shows yet. Echoing Pam's comments.

Latenight Sandy H said...

The cat behind the fish bowl always makes me smile.

Viki Banaszak said...

This is adorable! I love the kitty peering through the bowl. The prills really look like aquarium gravel.

Jan Ltc said...

What a fun card. I love it xx Jan

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is a stunning,fab and fun card.
I adore the cat, he looks abit cheaky lol

dragonswing said...

I think this is so adorable!!!