Monday, 26 February 2018

You're Special To Me

Hi bloggers!  Today's card was a bit of an experiment and I liked the way it came out!  I cut the outer section from the Ivy Garden Background die out of white card. Next I used some clear texture paste and added some Golden Mint and Emerald Green Pixie Powders to it.  I mixed it with a palette knife then spread it over another piece of coconut white card.  I placed the die cut piece with the four ivy corners cut out of it on top of the texture paste so that it came up through the ivy corners.  I set it aside to dry overnight then flattened it out a bit (it was a bit wobbly due to the water in the paste)  I added a multi-layered frame over it made from the Double Pierced Noble squares.  I cut a Sophia die out of white and added it with foam to the centre.  I cut the smaller die from the set and layered it up in the middle, then added the stamped sentiment framed with the Double Stitched Octagon Nobles.  White on white mats and layers completed the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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redfox said...

Morning all, or is it still night?!! I LOVE this card Sue. As I've said before I love leaves and octagons so this is just my kind of card. And the sentiment is very apt as we all think that you are very special to all of us! Thanks for sharing, I'm going to have a go at this one. Love to all Sarah

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello all
That is a fabulous background, the texture is fabulous. I have just been watching your Hochanda shows from Friday and Saturday, the Sophia die set features a lot and is so versatile, the garden is gorgeous too. Ivy is a favourite in dies, always effective.
So happy to be able to catch up on your demos on Hochanda now, was lovely to see gilding flakes back and lots of ideas for the city skyline.
Hugs to everyone
Muriel x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
I love my ivy die set. I have already made some cards for friends with it but I will give this idea a go.Thanks for sharing
Jan x

Steph Cotterill said...

Good morning Sue. I agree so much with Sarah in respect of today's sentiment. I'm writing this with a big smile of gratitude to you as thanks to the tools you have bought to us my four hours at the farmers market yesterday was extremely financially productive and it really IS all down to the dies and inspiration you give us, the sample above says it all - the new Ivy Garden background, the new Sophia and octagon frame plus that stunning background made in a way I didn't know existed, so there is the gorgeous proof that I couldn't have done it without you, so now I can sit back and relax today and catch up with the shows I had to record whilst working to make extra Mother's Day cards in prep for yesterday plus try and hunt down the very new 3D embossing folders to enhance my background work, plus I'm excited to see what Lisa brings to us today. All in all I apologize for feeling so smug about my happy day yesterday, but this is what you have helped me achieve with your dies and complete knowledge of craft. So I'm sending extra big hugs and thank you's your way. Have a great day xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful creation today, love the background and then with the ivy die on the top and the octagon frame, yes it really does look amazing.

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

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Maria Illsley said...

A beautiful card a great design xx

Clai01 said...

Thought this card showed up really nicely on tv and the background is stunning, think it looks like real ivy leaves. x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much a really pretty card I loved it when I saw it on tv.
Take care and keep warm Kitty.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue using beautiful dies.
Marion S x

TDQ Karen said...

I especially love the way you have created the ivy, lovely card xx

Debra K. said...

What's beautiful card! Just love how you've created the background, so effective. Debra x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
Stunning card this morning . I have to say I do like the effect you have created for the back ground with the texture paste and the pixie powders. The octagon frame really stands out with the back ground.
Sending crafty hugs and well wishes to all.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Another fab background. Great card.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really lovely card and a great new idea/technique, I will definitely try that. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card Sue, the pixies look lovely, and the octagon dies are fabulous, they are on my wish list. I recommended your Noble Square dies to someone who was having problems matting and layering.
Annette x

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card, really lovely.


Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card with the beautiful ivy corners really setting the gorgeous lacy die cut feature off a treat. X

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Wow what a stunning card love everything about it so pretty lacy and delicate

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all and wrap up warm as its a cold one out there
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. The colours are gorgeous and look great mixed into the paste. A clever idea! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Chris Curry said...

A very nice card Sue. I don’t have the ivy dies or the sophia but they are on my wish list. Thank you, have a good day and stay warm. Xxx

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Interesting technique used to make the ivy stand out, I must try it sometime.

Have yet to catch up on all your shows. Must try and do so today.


hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,very special looking card that could be for any occasion.

Donita Naylor said...

Your little experiment was a big success! Great results! Plus, who knew that Pixies would take to clear texture paste? And that Sophia, she's a hard worker!


alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. The texture paste/pixie powder combination is a great idea and has made a fantastic background with the ivy leaves. Gorgeous.
Snow flurries already this morning, stay safe and warm everyone, love and hugs Alison xxxx

Cards Books and Babies said...

Gorgeous card, love the pixie powders. Can you do a video or tutorial on using the noble dies for frames as opposed to background layers please?

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I've just got in from a night shift so wanted to post before going to bed. Such a beautiful card and background once again! The more samples I see of using pixie powders the more I need them lol! Back at you with the sentiment!
Hugs x
Heather T

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful card Sue with another fab technique to try, woohoo. Thanks for sharing and hope you are rested after your shows on Hochanda you were fantastic. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Narrowboat girl said...

Wow Sue this is gorgeous. I only wish my experiments would turn out as good

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

What a gorgeous fresh looking card and what a fantastic background.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a wonderful card this is showing up your beautiful dies. Just love this card and the colour too. Sending best wishes

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is so pretty I definitely need these dies and a card that fits into a bought envelope pefect.
Laine you make me smile I hope today goes well.

karenlotty said...

Beautiful! I must try this PP’s with texture paste I have only ever sprinkled PP onto a mask but never thought to mix it into the texture paste

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card. And the pixie powders you've chosen. Golden mint is my favourite, especially with rich gold.
And that die is brilliant, fits right in with my ivy dies I already have. And of course Sophia - it's a lovely die.
Stay warm, everyone.....
Hugs, Rose

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card today, the ivy corners are gorgeous.
Love Diane G xxx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Gorgeous card, love the pixie powders, and the Sophia Dies.
Love Marg

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. This is a brilliant card Sue. I have never used the texture paste before but I am going to have a go as this looks lovely. And when did that little Sophia creep in..... don't remember seeing it on the latest launch..... or am I having a senior moment....
That seems more like it to me. Beautiful work Sue. Sending best wishes to all and to our missing friends on this sunny but absolutely freezing morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

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lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, I think i'll have to purchase the Sophia die, the more I see it the more I need it.

June Horrocks said...

Such s beauty today sue no wonder you are so pleased with it the background is stunning and the dies are so pretty thank you
Love always June Horrocks xx

Marie P from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all.
I love your card as I always do I actually managed to watch some of your videos on my PC yesterday.
I have often whined a bit because I don't get your blog on the right day but today I was delighted to see that I have done so. Maybe some of your regular commenters are now a day out as there are so many regulars missing today.
I have started to buy pixie powders and distress inks but have not yet tried them. I'm getting very slow in my old age but you sure give me something to get up for every day. Thank you Sue.
Marie P.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
What a beautiful card, lovely colours and gorgeous background!
Lesley S x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card it is gorgeous. I love the colours you have used and the dies are amazing. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

gwen70 said...

Stunning card today Sue, love the green and white together, must get these dies xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

stunning and delicate is the card you Show us today.
Watched the Hochanda shows last weekend - an inspiration as ever.

Rolf xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a gorgeous card and yet another interesting way to make a stunning background - I haven't tried Pixies with texture paste yet but will have a go and hope mine turns out as well as yours did!...

Stephanie - congratulations on your successful market day and although Sue's dies provided the inspiration I'm sure a lot of hard work went into it too....well done!


Anne said...

A beautiful card, Sue. Love the technique with the texture paste.

Anne (Northampton)

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue great card thank you for great Sunday card making at Coleman's please can you do it again in future thank you Helen

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

Wow! what a stunner your card turned out to be. I have the octagonal dies but have mislaid them somewhere in my craft room, which incidentally needs a good clear up... staring today.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue great card thank you for great Sunday card making at Coleman's please can you do it again in future thank you Helen

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Oh my what a gorgeous card the background made with texture paste & pixie powders is lovely I have only tried this technique once so should give it another go! The ivy & sophia dies are beautiful both on my wishlist
Stephanie so glad your day at market was successful I'd love to see your cards
Looks like it's going to be a very cold week so keep warm & safe everyone

Arlyn(O) said...

I love this card. The corners are brilliant.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card. Love the background.
Evis M.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous with a fab background Sue
Gr Karin

BenteS said...

Beautiful card, and I love the background you have made :))

Owlish said...

What a clever idea with this ivy die l will have to try
it and I love this card colour everything about it

stitchingranny said...

I love this one it is so pretty.

Hugs Helen xx

Judith Tucker said...

Another gorgeous card. Love how you’ve combined all the different die sets.

Hoàng Trọng Duyệt said...

Thanks, very good
Tổng hợp xét nghiệm viêm gan B quan trọng

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love. Everything about and I'm trying to get the ivy garden but it's out of stock at my usual on-line shop

Steph congratulations on your successful market, having seen some of your lovely cards on Paul's FB page I'm not surprised you did so well
Laine hope you got an early night in preparation of your early start, good to have you back
Myra thank you and how's the craft room revamp coming on

Sending love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card! I love the way you have used the Ivy Garden set.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

Pauline Austen said...

Oh Sue, what a fabulous card. I know that I keep repeating myself but this is one special treat for us today. I have started making notes now regarding your hints and tips because there are only so many that my brain will register and hold on to.
The ivy background is a delight too. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely clean, fresh card and I love the way the background has turned out.


Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Once again a lovely card using your Dies. It’s great how you can mix and match any off them together.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Such a beautiful card love it. love Jean Z xxxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is a lovely card and I would say that your experiment was extremely successful. Sophia is indeed working very hard but then she is so beautiful I am not surprised that you turn to her often.

Stephanie - pleased that you had a successful market but do give yourself credit for all your hard work.
Laine - I hope that Darcey behaved herself last night and that today is not proving too stressful for you.


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Pretty delicate dies you have used for the focal point with a lovely ivy background.

Cdteach said...

Love the idea of using texture paste showing through the die cut and it worked beautifully with the ivy die. I think I'll be having a play with this technique myself.


Sue MacFall said...

A very effective technique which has made a lovely card. Thank you, Sue

Craftcornucopia said...

I love love love it. I have the ivy die set and some green pixies, so will have a go at this technique. Thanks soooooo much for this idea, Sue.

Diane in Wales xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, I love it and will be giving this one a try when my dies arrive in the next couple of days.
Thanks for sharing,

Scottydog said...

A beautiful card today, Sophie is the next die on my list to buy. The more I see her the more I NEED her! Must try the pixies with texture paste but need a craft room sort out before I can craft. I can hardly get into my craft room! Lol!

Thank you for your inspiration Sue. Well done Stephanie after all your hard work & Sue’s inspiration!

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card . Love what you have done with the texture paste and pixie powders.
Margaret x

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card for today. I love the design. The combination white and green is a winner for me. The card is elegant and clean and makes me feel like spring is coming ...

Laine- Hope everything went well today. Did you get PP's card?

Hugs from cold Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card, love the look of the Sophia die ...
one for the wish list!!
Rosemary xx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,thanks for the inspiration,you are keeping me interested while we're away.
Best wishes
Karen M
(in warm WA,sending warming wishes)


Love this card & the dies used Sue. Thank you. Clean & crisp cards are my favourite xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

I like how the texture of the paste comes through the apperture of the ivy leaves. And, of course, the pixie powders added to the paste are perfect. I will have to give the texture paste and pixie powder technique a try. Thanks for sharing!

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog 2016
If This Is What Happens When Your Experimenting!!!!! It’s A Exceptional Card I Love The Colour Palette
The Sentiment Is Right Back To You, As You Are One Very Special Lady Who’s Willing To Help
Also Share Your Knowledge With Us All.......
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut White Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Clear Texture Paste”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed White Pearls”
“Creative Expression Sentiment “You’re Special To Me” From The Delightful Sentiment Set”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders Golden Mint/Emerald Green
Famous Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning Cutting Dies 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Ivy Garden Die Set” (From The Background Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Sophia Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 6 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Pierced Square Die Set” (From The Noble Collection Set A 10 Cutting Dies Set B 10 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Stitched Octagon Die Set” (From The Noble Collection 18 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Started Today’s Card By Cutting Out The Ivy Garden Background Die Set, Cut Out Of Coconut White
Foundation Card, Using Another Piece Of Coconut White Foundation Card You Mixed Clear Texture Paste Adding The
Pixie Powders Golden Mint/Emerald Green, You Spread This Onto Your Card With A Palette Knife You Then Placed
The Garden Background With The Ivy Corners Cut Out Of It On Top Of The Stupendous Background You’d Created
So The Texture Paste/Pixie Powders Came Up Through The Cut Out Ivy Corners. (Superb)
You Left To Dry Overnight Then Next Day You Flatterned It Out (As You Mentioned It Was A Little Wobbly Due To The
Water In The Texture Paste) You Then Added A Beautiful Multi Layered Frame, Over The Top Cut Out Of Coconut
White Foundation Card You Attached This To Your Background Using Mounting Foam Plus A Little Glue, As It had
The Crackle Paste On It.
Sue, You Then Cut Out The Sophia Die You Added Mounting Foam To The Back Then Placed It In The Centre Of Your
Background, Then You Cut The Smaller Die Within The Sophia Die Set Then You Layered This Up In The Centre Once
Again Using Mounting Foam, You Stamped Your Sentiment Framing It With The Double Stitched Octagon Die Set
You Added This To Your White/White Mat/Layers Which Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Sue, Exceptional Card I Love The Background (I Loved The Backgrounds You Created On Hochanda)
The Fabulous Still Photographs Show Off Your Card Beautifully............
Card Size 7 x 7
Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Lots Of Love From Sam xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a gorgeous card, so crisp and fresh, love background colour.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Saw this post on Hochanda at the weekend and fell in love with it. Love the background but the whole effect is gorgeous.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Fab card. Got one set of the octagon dies through yesterday. Can't wait to try them.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is adorable, great dies, lovely layout and I love the texture paste background.
Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

hettygarlick said...

Very pretty. I love the ivy.

CraftyJo said...

Thank you for experimenting this way for us ;) Love the result.

ursula said...

Wow, that is a really beautiful background, one I am definitely going to try, stunning....A beautiful card for the finished product...thank you Sue for the inspiration...luv Ursula xx

Nana on the Hill said...

I looked 've this card, it's so crisp & clean, just beautiful Sue x

dmj said...

What a lovely card today, Sue, love the
Ivy corners too,

Doreen x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card love the ivy and pretty doily hex. dies


Annx without an "e"

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card again love the background such a crisp looking card stunning
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty feminine card. Love the green used in the background.
Best wishes

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card!! I do love ivy! My dies arrived today, how quick was that?....I’ve been playing with the summer rose die this afternoon.....I really love it!!
You are very naughty, encouraging me to do more crafty spending!! 😄 (not that I need much encouragement...I love all your dies!!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card and this technique are stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, the dies are gorgeous. Your ‘experiment’ turned out great!

Love Helen xxxx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Haven’t used texture paste yet although I have them. Perhaps I should remedy that. Thank you for sharing this.

Di said...

Stunning card, really love the ivy background and the beautiful dies you have used. Thank you for your inspiration Sue,
Di B. x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Gorgeous background.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A very interesting technique used here which I would never even have thought of using! Thank you!
Lovely card.
Steph - so pleased you had a good day at the Market. You work hard and have earned that. Hope you didn’t get too cold!
Pat L - the craft room upgrade came to a shuddering halt with my ‘flu . I’ve been to After School Club today and it’s lovely to be fit and well again. The Craft Room was once a single bedroom for one of our sons! The bed is going - yeh! Should have done this years ago. You will understand - as will others when I say this room has to be emptied for decorating . What will I find under that bed? Answers on a postcard!!!
I think I’m fairly houseproud as well!!
Passed on the news about Sarah to Maureen
Laine - passed on your kind remarks to Saba about her varicose veins!! Just hope you haven’t started WW3 !!
Sorry if I’ve rambled too much.!
Myra ( Friend of Maureen). Xxxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card and another technique to add to the "must try" list. Sue xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow this is absolutely stunning. Ingenious use of pixie powders - must give it a go x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

sued99 said...

This is really gorgeous. X

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the background and the Sophia die is gorgeous. Xx

Eunice said...

Very interesting background Sue, love the colors that you chose. The Sophia die is beautiful.

catherine lyons said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card love the ivy corners the Sophia is lovely .
CatherineV94 xx

Latenight SandyH said...

Beautiful card, so crisp and fresh looking. Love the way you've created the background. Another way for us all to play with the pixies. Thank you.
Take care everyone.

DeCor said...

Lovely card. An experiment gone right! Suits the die so well.

Marie P from Longridge said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing. My carer will be here in 5 minutes to take me to a hospital appointment and we have a lovely blue sky, bright sunshine AND 2" OF SNOW!!
Marie P.

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Beautiful card, love the Sophia die! Xx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x wish my experiments looked so lovely , mine end up in the bin! Can't wait for my Sophia to arrive x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

Now this is a gorgeous card. I am loving everything about it. I will try the Pixies mixed in texture paste for sure. Beautiful, perfect!
Stephanie K

Diane King said...

Lovely card, love the ivy x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,
What a gorgeous card today. So crisp and clean and just delightful. I thought that was a very interesting technique that you used for your background. I haven't try pixie powders with texture paste yet but after seeing this I might have to give it a try.

Have a wonderful day.


Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

This a lovely card with a nice fresh feel to it. Thanks for sharing

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Yorkie girl said...

Hi sue and all
I love this one I might use a different colour combo but the end result is a beauty
You take care Sue
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Theresa G xx