Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Opalescent Snowflake Card

Hi crafters!  I know it is definitely not traditional, but it is kind of fun to let loose and do something that is very different for a Christmas card!  Also, this is the same technique as shown on a few cards in recent posts, so you can watch the video to see how it is done, then use the technique on any of your own creations!

Time for another question!  What is your favourite sweet treat?  Be it a candy bar or a special flavour of ice cream or type of yummy pastry.  What is your all time favourite special indulgent treat?  It may be hard to narrow mine down as I have the worst sweet tooth in the world!! LOL 
 If you can't narrow it down to just one, that's okay. list a few!  

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kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card, I shall watch the video later.
Sue I love ice cream, Turkish delight,and any pastry without cinnamon, sorry I do not like cinnamon, and of course any chocolate bar, Sue I wish they made chocolate covered Jelly Babies.
All for now take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, it may not be traditional, but it is a really lovely and modern card. The colours are great. My favourite sweet treat - floating islands pudding, but it takes forever to make, and there are very few restaurants that I have ever come across that make it. Have a good day everyone. Bx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, fabulous shining effect with the opalescent mediums!!

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue. My favourite sweet treats cheesecake, Turkish delight and chocolate xx Hazel

Catherine Lyons said...

A lovely card Sue, my favourate treet is Mint Icecreem.
Catherine v94

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful opal polish background, it looks stunning. Very modern but gorgeous card.
I used to be a chocoholic but am lactose intolerant but not to worry, you can’t keep a good sweet tooth down, I still love turkish delight, marzipan, musk sticks and I make pavlova with our beautiful summer fruits and lactose free cream. Oooh I am drooling just thinking about it lol !!
Muriel x

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Decided to bring myself into the modern times and start instagram - what with the blog, and Paul's fb group now instagram I feel I'm a right stalker lol. Anyway I've really liked the past few backgrounds using this technique so I'll be watching your (see what I mean)?!! Lol.

Salted caramel no coconut no pineapple flavoured ice cream or could it be custard slice pastry, mind you there is a sticky toffee pudding bakery at market who makes large puddings that's surrounded by extra toffee sauce, heated up with all that sauce and cold cream, well that's the time I resemble Homer Simpson drewling (I only buy it for my son in law now but the plastic takeaway container comes in really useful to store my flowers) 😉

How's that for an indecicive answer, I'm equally indecisive with my card making too ! Whatever your plans for the day have fun xxx

Clai01 said...

Gorgeous card and super products used.

fav Sweet treat is Shortbread and I really like caramel and nutty chocolate bars !
favourites sweets are wine gums / jelly types x

dj from kettering said...

Such an unusual card,but Iike it!!

Don't often have sweet great, more of a savoury
person, but if I do, it is sticky toffee pudding,
or treacle sponge!!!

Doreen x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a lovely striking card, the shimmer is beautiful.

Lots of sweet treats I like, vanilla slices, brownies with warm chocolate, profiteroles, white chocolate and dark chocolate and anything with nuts. I'll stop there otherwise I will tempt myself!!! Xx

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today, very modern style.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and as you say can be adapted for other cards. My favourite sweet treat is Salted caramel Ice cream.

Barbara V

Netty The Runner said...

Very pretty card Sue. Now, sweet treat. I’m not really a ‘sweet person’ but I do enjoy a scone with a little butter. Very boring but it is my favourite.
Annette x

Marie P. from Longridge. said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful card and I'm saving the pleasure of watching the video until later.
My favourite dessert is Chocolate Juliette (made by my Daughter) but I lost my sense of taste and smell earlier in the year so I can no longer enjoy my VERY sweet tooth.
Have a good day.
Marie P.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x looking forward to watching the video to see the polish technique x
I have a very sweet tooth too so for me this is a very difficult question today! I love chocolate limes , gypsy tart and chocolate fruit and nut bar which I'm sure must count as one of my five a day !
Thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Will watch video later with a cuppa. I love Lemon bon bons. Not too many of those on the slimming world list. lol.
Hugs ( Tea for One) xxx

Janice K said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful, contemporary style Christmas card that has convinced me that I NEED these opal polishes. Thank you for the tutorial.
As for my favourite sweet treat I could list a lot! Galaxy chocolate would have to be at the top of the confectionery list and the dessert that I struggle to stop eating is a lemon and lime non-Cheese cheesecake that's made with cream and evaporated milk, mmmmmmm! X

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue gorgeous really pretty card, i will watch demo after work!! Thank you Helen xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a stunning and colourful sample, looking forward to seeing the video later.

Sue how can you have the worlds worst sweet tooth when you have a beautiful figure like you have, are you telling us 'porky pies'.

I have 3 favourite desserts, but don't indulge very often, they are Lemon Meringue pie, creme brulee and anything with marzipan on it. Now my secret is out which is why I am so big.

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

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh I am liking this not so traditional style. Different but definitely delightful. Love those colours. Will look forward to seeing what they are a bit later x
Favourite sweet treat? That is a hard one! There are so many. Think I would have to go with a pavlova. Yep I’m a sucker for a meringue. Got to be homemade so it’s crisp on the outside and all gooey on the inside. Not one to blow my own trumpet but I have mastered the art of the meringue in so many different forms and especially mastered the art of eating the whole lot - I don’t like waste!
Happy Tuesday everyone x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a lovely modern card and great video.
Over the years my tastes have changed from lots of sweet things to savoury but I do love anything with salted caramel especially ice cream
Marion S x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. I love your card this morning. This is so different from the usual traditional Christmas cards we usually see. Lovely sample.
My sweet treat...I can't get enough M & M's yellow packet. The bigger the better.... I eat them in bed while I am reading my crime murder mysteries...love them Thankyou Sue . Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Hunnymummy54 said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a pretty card today lovely colours
My Sweet treat is Bournville chocolate, I love dark chocolate in any form lol

Sending Love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Sharon MK

Tressa said...

Traditional can be boring high is why we need more of the lovely cards like this one. Fabulous shimmery effect.

I rarely eat anything sweet but my Christmas pudding is to die for and the once-in-blue-moon sweet treat is a box of liquorice allsorts ... I haven’t had any since the last box I bought for my mum before she died nearly three years ago.


lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Very unusual card today not sure I would do it for Christmas but it would be lovely for other occasions.

I don't have a really sweet tooth, but I enjoy a few treats salted caramel magnums being one.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Very unusual card today but I really like it thd background is lovely
Difficult to choose my favourite sweet treats I love chocolate caramel & nut bars like snickers also love pavlova, summer pudding and blackcurrant cheesecake Mmm making me wish I had some to eat right now!!

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
What an unusual card that background is brilliant I must check out the video later to see how it was created.
I hope you and yours are well
Take care folks
Hugs Theresa G

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. Those dies are amazing and I love the sentiment. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Stunning card especially the background! I will watch the video later because I’ve just come in from a night shift so off to bed.
I haven’t got a sweet tooth (mine is savoury), but I do have a weakness for Banoffee pie!
Hugs x
Heather T

Kate's Cards said...

Different card using different colours. Unusual but Inlike it.
My favourite sweet treat is really good quality vanilla ice cream. Yum!

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very modern card with gorgeous colours and your snowflake is beautiful. I watched the video with interest to see you create the polish covered card and was pleased to see that it really requires very little skill to get a fantastic result. The hardest part for me would be deciding which colours to put together.

My favourite sweet treat is Caramel & Vanilla ice cream which comes with little pieces of fudge on top as soft fudge in any flavour is my favourite sweetie (we have a local company that make the most gorgeous stuff, some of it chocolate covered) and Turkish Delight comes a very close second.

I hope that you and all in Florida are safe and not too affected by storm Dorian.


jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love how different the polishes look on white and black card! Great video!

I have a very sweet tooth so this is hard, I find ice-cream is my comfort food, chocolate (had to be Cadbury’s) used to be my weakness but somehow it doesn’t taste the same as it used to. My trouble is if I open a bag of sweets I can’t eat just one or two, I have to eat them all! Lol. Love Jean xxx

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

I love this card and find it quite modern!
I have a sweet tooth as well, love chocolate -ice cream and Cadbury's
Dairy Milk, Whole Nut and Bourneville! BUT it has to be imported from
the UK! So it really is a treat when family come over!
Sharon in Toronto

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely modern card, love the background colours. Thanks for the great video too.

Three sweet treats I can’t resist, Marks and Spencer’s Scottish snowballs, tiramisu and Fry’s chocolate cream bar.

Love and hugs to everyone

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue,
At first glance you wouldn't think that this is a Christmas card. Whilst I love the background, I can't get excited about the snowflake. So sorry Sue. Great video though. You do work hard for us.
As for my favourite sweet treat. Actually I can't think of any that I don't like!! Pavlova and Summer pudding/chocolate bread and butter pud, are my favourite dinner desserts, but anything chocolatey is my evening 'go to'. However, I am on a diet at present. No idea why I put weight on.lol
Hugs xx Pauline

Laura O said...

Very pretty card sue great back ground. Laura O Springfield

karenlotty said...

Pretty card Sue and will enjoy watching it later
Although I have type1 diabetes I do have favourite sweet treats I just don’t indulge very often
Fav choc bar - Crunchie which isChocolate And honeycomb
Fav pudding - Eton Mess which is Crushed meringue soft fruits and cream
Fav sweet - Fruit Pastilles especially the ones with a liquid centre

CraftyJo said...

Love it!

I will be boring and say that I don't really have a special indulgence - I do have pretty good will-power when it comes to that sort of thing and I can resist most things - though I don't even fancy them in the first place ;D

sued99 said...

I’m looking forward to seeing the video on how to create this pretty card.
I have a very sweet tooth too but I don’t think you can beat a bar of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk. I do love profiteroles too though! X

ursula said...

Wow, just love those colours...beautiful card...my sweet treat...ummmm difficult as I do not have a sweet tooth...but I do enjoy a crunchie bar every now and again....luv Ursula xx

Yorkie girl said...

Forgot to say my guilty pleasure has to be ice cream just a vanilla one in fact I had the loveliest one yesterday here in Cornwall

CCM said...

A lovely card but not for Christmas. I prefer a more traditional one but I love the sentiment.

I love chocolate ice cream, without nuts or chocolate chips.

Hugs from Toronto

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I'm like you - too many to choose from :
But here I go: Blackforest gateau (but the proper german way ), and Frankfurter Kranz and Italian ice cream, any flavour , but NEAPOLITAN combination preferably - CHOCOLATE, STRAWBERRY AND VANILLA - AND WITH A LITTLE BIT OF HAZLENUT TUCKED IN ......
Oh, the way the card is great............... I've got the die, just not got round to using it...

Karenladd said...

I agree that it's fun to do a non-traditional card every so often, just for fun and this is a beauty. As for sweet treats...my list is pages long! I love berry pie ala mode, vanilla cake with fresh strawberries, cherry turnovers, caramels, English toffee, sugar cookies..can I stop now?

June Ballenger said...

Sue this is gorgeous I am so hooked on your opal techniques. My favourite sweet treat is coffee ice cream yum xx

Maria said...

Hi Sue.
A Beautiful card, gorgeous and Tfs.
Did someone say Chocolate,I'm drooling already Lol I have a terrible
sweet tooth, but also like nuts and popcorn.Almond/marzipan and cakes,
best stop or this will turn into a novel. Well you have met me hihi
hugs to all, Maria x