Saturday, 7 April 2018

Sparkling Hot Air Balloon Card

Hi crafters!  Today's video is a cool technique for your stained glass dies.  It is really a very easy way to bring them to life too!  Does that tempt you to watch the video??

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Lindyloo 12!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card.

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

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Karen Drew said...

Great idea for using the stained glass dies. Going to give this a go later
Have a great day
Karen xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow love this card and tutorial Sue, awesome. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Sue love it
Gr Karin

Jan on the Fosse said...

Great video. Gorgeous card I really love it.
Thanks for sharing Jan x

stitchingranny said...

Very pretty but as I am off to Ally Pally I will watch how its done tonight Sue. Hope to see you later.

Hugs Helen xx

Debra K. said...

Gorgeous card! Fab tutorial today. Debra x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, beautiful creation, will watch the video later

Congratulations to Lindyloo

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, very pretty.

Barbara V

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning! Congratulations to Lindyloo xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, I love the stained glass dies. I look forward to watching the video later.
Congrats to Lindyloo.
B xx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Great card Sue x look forward to watching the video later as I'm off to ally pally now x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks x

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, Just ordered the sailing boat stained glass die yesterday and maybe I should have waited and got today's die too. I have most of your other stained glass dies and they make beautiful cards.
My sister would love this one as she goes ballooning both here and abroad.
Have a great day at Ally Pally everyone. Hugs xx Pauline

Clai01 said...

Super card that just looks gorgeous! x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with lots of lovely sparkle! X

Donita Naylor said...

What fun!
Thank you!
Enjoy your Ally Pally selves!
Congrats to Lindyloo!


Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Have a good time at AP.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
Congratulations to Lindyloo.
Have lots of fun at Ally Pally, kitty.

CraftyCoffey said...

Gorgeous card, really lovely.


hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love this way of using these dies.
Congratulations to the winner.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a great card, especially for men, and I love the stained glass effect. Will watch your video when I get home from Ally Pally. See you later,

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this card Sue. Congrats Winner.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Thanks for the best wishes on my stupid broken shoulder. Feeling a little better today after going back to a and e for stronger meds. Fracture clinic Monday.

Sue MacFall said...

Another great stained glass effect card and I love the sentiment dies too.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card this morning Sue but again stained glass dies are not my favourites.....I prefer the lacy dies and the flowery ones...... but I am sure you had fun putting this together. Sending best wishes to everyone this misty morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Ooh, love the colours and all that pretty sparkle!....and the mini Expressions sentiments frame the die-cut scene perfectly - that is such an attractive font, I've now got 4 of them and they cut beautifully to watch the video now...

Congratulations to Lindyloo on winning Wednesday's bright and cheerful card...

Jacqui - however did you manage to break your shoulder?...poor you, I imagine dressing and undressing must be a nightmare at the moment - get well soon...


Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,
Fabulous card and great video
Congratulations to Lindyloo on winning Wednesday's card
Marion S x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card love the colour glitters used very pretty going to watch the video now

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day and stay safe all

Hunnymummy54 from MK

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card & great video. Congratulations to Lindyloo .Yvonne xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
WOW card this morning . The effects on the stain glass is stunning. Thank you so much for doing the video. Congratulations to Lindyloo.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all..... Wendy

Jayona said...

Hi Sue, I enjoyed the video this morning and how easy you made it look. Must give it ago. I always seem to make hard work of it.

June Horrocks said...

Love the beautiful card and video sue thank you the colours are so pretty congrats to our winner
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxxx

BenteS said...

Lovely card!
I just love your stained glass dies :))
Thanks for the video showing this great technique!
And - of course - congrats to this week's lucky winner!

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely stained glass card thank you for the video showing this fab technique
Sending good wishes to all

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty stained glass card. love Jean Z xxxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

A stunning card today, the glitter really gives the illusion that the balloon 'pops' out of the card.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Sue Now going to watch the video

dorothy cattanach said...

Good Morning Sue and everyone. I really enjoyed this video, the scene is lovely. I like Hot air balloons too.
Take care Sue and thank you.
Dorothy xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
that is a wonderful and video already watched before your post was shown . And I've got a birthday card to make for someone who likes to travel. One drawback - she likes black and red. But I suppose has to learn we cannot always have everything in life.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love your stain glass window dies and hot air balloons. Thanks for your video,another to catch up with when we are home. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue and congratulations to the winner. x x hazel

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I just love this card. I really enjoy making stained glass cards
using glitter. I will watch the video later on today.
Evis M.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and think that the technique is brilliant, I will definitely be trying this one soon.

Lindyloo 12 - Congratulations on being this week's Wednesday winner, enjoy your lovey card.
Jacqui - so sorry you are in pain and hope that the shoulder is more comfortable very soon.

I hope everyone going to Ally Pally this week-end has a great time and gets to meet Sue and the Creative Expressions team.


CraftyJo said...

I look forward to watching the video later - on granddaughter-minding duty today so that takes precedence over ... well, everything! ;)

Cazann49 said...

Looks fab Sue! Ty for doing the video. Have a great weekend xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog For 2016
Today’s Video Tutorial Is Magnificent When I First Watched On YouTube
I Decided To Have Ago As I Have All The Stained Glass Collection I Used
This Particular Die, Instead Of Using Distress Pens I Used My Copic Alcohol Pens
It Came Out Just As Well I Was Extremely Pleased With The Result.
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Piercing Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Spray Adhesive From Your Stash”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz”
“Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade/Sqeezed Lemonade/Mustard Seed/Tumbled Glass/Picked Raspberry/Forest Moss Distress Pens”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning For 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Hot Air Balloon Die Set” (From The Stained Glass Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Just wanted To Say Die Set” (From The Mini Expression Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Congratulations Die Set” (From The Mini Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die)
Sue, You Began Magical Card By Taking Two Pieces Of Card Top One Black The Other Is Coconut White Foundation Card
You (Mentioned When Cutting The Die If It Cuts Through The Coconut White Card Then Tape At The Back To
Secure All The Pieces)
Then You Coloured On The White Image Using Your Distress Pens, (As You Mentioned You Don’t Have To Be Perfect)
Once The Image Is Throughly Dry (Must Be Totally Dry) You Spray Glued Your Coloured Image Then You Took The Image
You Had Cut Out Of Black Foundation Card, Then Placed This Over Your Coloured Image (This Is Where The Magic Happens)
The Black Outlines Cover Any Imperfections, You Made Sure Your Black Image Was Secure Then Added
Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz, Adding Mounting Foam To The Back Then You Placed On A White/Black Background
Which Also Had Your Sentiment On, Then You Attached This To Your Base Card Which Includes Your Famous/Signature
Piercing. Sue, “Magnificent Card” Thank You For Sharing Also For The Daily Inspiration Plus The Tremendous Video Tutorial
Sue, Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Once Again Ally Pally..........
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

No tempting suggestion necessary for me to watch any of your videos. All I have to hear is Sue Wilson video and I am there! Beautiful card using a brilliant technique. Easy, too. I have a couple of your stain glass dies so I "need" to try your technique.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant video as always and the card is amazing too,
Best wishes to Jacqui,that must be painful xx
Xx Karen M

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Now I do like this one! Fabulous card and brilliant video - thank you,
Love and hugs to all. Alison xxxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card these stain glass cards you make.

Pawprintx4 said...

Yummy card today. I used a glitter technique on the stained glass butterfly by covering card with double sided tape, kiss cutting and then uncovering sections and adding colored micro-fine glitter. Fun but this is way quicker and just beautiful. Lovely card. I have a number of the stained glass dies and find them so versatile.I must try this.
Jacqui, so sorry about your shoulder. I have helped a friend with two shoulder surgeries and she was pretty helpless. Hope you mend as quick as possible.
LindyLoo, I am so envious. I just love that card. Congrats!
Ally Pally....I want to go. I have a friend who wants to go to England. Told her we had to go when Ally Pally was going on! Enjoy yourselves crafty ladies.
Stephanie K

Eunice said...

Such an interesting way of doing a stained glass card Sue. Thanks for the great idea!

Scottydog said...

Lovely card Sue & much q uicker than doing my usual colour glittering. Thank you for the video explaining how you achieved the effect.

Congratulations Lindyloo!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and great video. Congratulations to Lindyloo on winning the wonderful Wednesday card
Jacqui- ouch hope you'll soon be on the mend

Love and hugs to everyone

ursula said...

Another great card the balloon....luv Ursula xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Great to see you again today. This card looks so much nicer in real life - it is such a pity all the sparkle doesn't show up on photographs. Off to play with all my new dies now, I spent far to much at Ally Pally


sued99 said...

Fab card and yes going to watch the video. X

Jan Sayer said...

Very pretty. Hope you’ve had a good day at AP.

Vie Carter said...



Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a wonderful way to soar off into the wide beyond without ever leaving your crafting desk. I love the die and the technique that you have used.

Have a wonderful day and weekend at Ally Pally.


Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue love the simplicity of this card it is a lot easier than it looks .fab. Laura O Springfield

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I do love those stained glass dies. The glitter is very effective. I had a lovely time at Ally Pally today. I hope it all goes well tomorrow. Take care. Hugs Jackie

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card and video! Congratulations Lindyloo on your win. Sue xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card. I will watch the video after this comment if I can stay awake long enough. I had a lovely day at Ally Pally. It meant getting up at 5.30 and a long journey but worth it. It was so sunny and the approach to Ally Pally greeted me with gorgeous pink blossom trees. They are not yet in bloom ‘up north’.

Had a good spend, the day went so fast. Managed to speak to you Sue towards the end of the day which was nice, but had to leave so couldnt watch as much as I’d liked to have. Your samples were gorgeous though. Every time I came to your table you had a good crowd around you and you were in your element. I hope you enjoy tomorrow as well. You looked really well.

Love Helen xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Super balloon die. Xx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Watched the video, and cannot wait to buy this die and try it out. It is one of my favourites. I love all of your "stained glass windows" style and fallen in love with them all

Thanks Sue for all of your tips and inspirations. Also thank you for the videos. You know how I love all your videos.

Many thanks

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Thank you for showing us another great technique for stained glass dies. Enjoyed your video as always.Enjoy Ally Pally!

Jacqui-Hope you'll feel better soon. Take care.

Busy day here: I worked on a baby card (for my boss' first grandchild, a baby boy) and I prepared some traditional dishes for our Easter. We'll go to the church at midnight to light a candle and bring it into our home.Happy Easter for all Orthodox Christians!

Hugs from 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

Latenight SandyH said...

Beautiful card. Off to watch your video to see how it's done. Love your stained glass dies.
Jacqui, what have you been up to? Hope your shoulder mends quickly.
Congratulations to Lindyloo on winning such a lovely card.
Take care everyone.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
WOW ! I really do like your stained glass dies and am slowly building up my collection. Great video and yet another way (very easy) to turn the craft room into fairyland. Such a clever way to do it. I have made some small cards for posting using the dies I have and have been really pleased with them.
Congratulations to Lindyloo and hoping you are feeling better Jacqui
So jealous of all of you going to Ally Pally, a big dream for me but who knows, one day ........
Muriel x

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card which I saw for real yesterday. Thank you Sue. Sorry didn’t comment yesterday but after a day at Ally Pally I was too tired.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, I love your stained glass dies, they can be used to make a really quick effective card, or to be very complex. Your card is lovely, and a great video. Well done Lindyloo, enjoy your card. Take care all. Bx

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue Love your stained glass window cards, they are great for men, women or even children. I am very excited to see I am the winner of the Wednesday giveaway too! Thank you too to everyone who has congratulated me on winning it.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
I have just arrived home after spending the day at Ally Pally (lucky me) Sue this card looks lovely on my iPad, but I have to say it looks amazing in the flesh. Thank you for your wonderful inspiration. BIG HUGS, Brenda xxx

Dawn Holben said...

OH WOW This is so fabulous, i really love the colours you have used.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love it.
Di B. x

Janet Wilson said...

Having just spent ages piecing the cut out bits into the robin stained glass die I'm going to try this idea as it looks so much simpler! Great card.

dorothy cattanach said...

HiSue, A lovely card again.
I look in every day to see what wonders you havebrought us, and you never disappiont us. Congratulations to the card winner, they will love it.
Have a good day Sue and everyone.
Dorothy Cattanach xx