Saturday, 20 September 2014

You're So Sweet (High/Low Technique)

Morning all!  This is a really simple card which I did to simply show off a lovely technique that I have been enjoying of late.  I didn't want to cover it all up with flowers so that you would really be able to see how it was done.  I started with a piece of black card then covered it with a piece of sticky self adhesive sheet.  Using the background from my Italian Collection, I ran it through the Grand Calibur.  Since the sticky sheet adds a layer of thickness to the card, the pass through the Calibur will easily cut through it, but probably not through the black card.  This is actually what you want for this technique.  If, however, it does appear to have cut all the way through in spots, before removing it from the die, place some cello tape over those spots so they will all stay together, then remove the die cut.  The back of it won't show and you want the entire piece in tact for this technique.  Next, using your pokey tool, simply lift away the parts of the design that would be the fall away bits, in this case,the roses and swirls.  It does take a bit of time, but the results are very pretty in real life.  Once they have all been removed, cover all the exposed sticky areas with gilding flakes (or glitter or mica if you prefer).  I used the Summer Meadow gilding flakes here for this project.  Burnish them into place using a Rubit Scrubit pad and lightly remove any excess flake.  Dust it away with a tissue before moving on the the next step.  Next peel up the remaining bit of the backing paper revealing the actual die cut pattern.  I used micro beads and dipped the entire piece to coat all the remaining sticky areas.  Using my finger, I burnished them down well, which also brings the background colour up stronger.  Now you have the results of the High/Low technique with the high being the micro beads and the low being the gilding flakes.  It makes for a spectacular bit of texture on your backgrounds, you will just want to run your hand over it, trust me!  I stamped my sentiment, embossed it in gold and cut it out with the tag from the California Collection.  I cut another tag in black, split it and used it as a shadow behind the original.  I mounted it with foam in the lower corner so it wouldn't cover too much of the background design.  I finished the card with a white pierced mat and a final solid white mat.  The finished dimensions are
6" x 7 1/2" in size.  Just a reminder, the weekly card giveaway winner will be posted on Monday's blog this week.  All for now, Sue x


Vick said...

Hi Sue
I love todays card, love everything about it, what a fantastic tachnique have a great weekend, hugs, vick
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue. Gorgeous rose focal. Hope you and all the visiting Wilsonettes have a great time at Ally Pally. go girls go.
Norah, so lovely to see you comment, please Hun, take it easy, one day at a time. We are all with you.
Cheryl, so glad nymph nodes are clear, once op is done, you will start to feel so much better, always a giant hug for you. Ecco Janet, same hugs for you too. Craftynanna, hope your hubby is feeling better, now you know you can be more prepared. I will let you give him a big hug. Tinker bell, you are a brave lady. I find that I need to practice the glue dots a little on scrap before I start, gets me into the flow, and my layers are all the same weight of card that I am using. I only pierce the top layer. Hope that makes sense. Red fox, welcome, you are now a Wilsonettes. Steph, hope injection went well.
Finally, I have not received my card from Sue's show last week, did I dream my name being called out.
Again, my basket of hugs is open for all, help yourselves.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunner, love it and the brilliant technique.
Enjoy your day

Patricia xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a gorgeous end result Sue, beautiful card today. Must try this technique soon.xxxxxx

Angela Wade said...

Sue, hope you and visiting Wilsonettes have a great time at Ally Pally.

Steph, hope new injection went well x

Hugs to you Pam, Robbie, Tina, Sandra ( Wheelybad), Lynne M & Fur Babies, Tres, Julie & Lee and all ((( )))

Have a good weekend everyone,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Pat said...

Morning Sue
I love todays card - it is a technique I have not tried but will do soon
Pat x

Joan D said...

What a fabulous result. Will try this technique today,as I have never attempted it before. The result is stunning. Thank you Sue x x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, a really stunning card today Sue, another technique for me to have a go at.

There are so many wishes to everyone on here, too numerous to mention but you are all in my thoughts.

Off to Ally Pally on Sunday so hope to see you there Sue, (if I can get through the crowds).

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

Unknown said...

Have enjoyed seeing all the cards using the gilding flakes, it does give such a striking result! Would love to see examples using the silver tone flakes Sue. I would imagine they would be striking for Christmas

JAO said...

Great card Sue, enjoy Ally Pally.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card, It would be a shame to cover up those gorgeous roses : )
Enjoy the weekend Sue. I am so pleased that I can finally say "See you in a few hours" : ))
Norah, you are in my thoughts.
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra and Pat-see you in 2 1/2 hrs. (Paul, are you ready for this? You are a star,thank you) : )) and all of my other special friends and to all in need today. Take care.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
I love this technique must try it out this card is stunning hope you have a great time at Ally Pally thanks tracy w x said...

Morning Sue.
This is another technique I am getting addicted to. Thank you a beautiful card have lots of fun this weekend, take care Kitty.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue,
This is a very interesting technique, I'd love to see it on video sometime because I tried it once but it didn't come out so good for me. I love gilding flakes tho, they are so sumptuous.

Hugs Alice xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card the
black an gold with your high low
technique is so classy love it.
Nancyd xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the card, the high-low technique is amazing.
To all visiting our "inspiration" at Ally Pally, have a fabulous time. Sandra - I hope you and the Wilsonettes on Wheels enjoy the journey as well as the show!
Thinking of those who are in pain and sending special thoughts and gentle hugs to all, especially Norah, Steph, Cheryl, Ita and Wheelybad. Sue xxx

Eemeli said...

This technique looks interesting and the outcome is totally stunning! Love-love-love it!
Hope you are having a fabulous and relaxing weekend!

Hugs from Finland,

jean.phillips1 said...

Mirning Sue, lovely card, great technique too. I eill be on my way to Ally Pally in half an hour, can't wait! Love Jean xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Your background dies are the first thing I buy out of every launch because they are all so amazing and versatile. In fact your Valencia background die was the first die that I bought out of your first launch. Today's card is so pretty and I very often use the high low technique but have never tried doing it this way.
Tinkerbell I'm sending you a hug your one brave lady. If I need to keep my mind occupied I make loads of different flowers, or I make very intricate cards for the special people in my life.
I hope everyone has a fabulous day at Ally Pally I know Sue will.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I have die I will be trying this technique. I hope all the setting up went well at Ally Pally. We will be setting off soon. I have such a long shopping list. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

hollyberry said...

Lovely card today and like the technique,it looks gorgeous.

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card and a great technique I will have to try this. Hope you have a great time at ally pally. Take care xxx

Debs A xxxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - from a rather wet and soggy Essex - we have had a storm since 6am - lots of thunder and lighteneing - lost power 3 times so far but it's come back thank goodness as I needed a shower and to visit your wonderful blog- our rain guage says weve had over 3" rain already! Love this card - must give it a go - hope AP is fab and the Wilsonettes going have a great time - I wana be there! I'll be there in mind if not in body. Have a great day
Clare W

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love your background dies I think I might ask Santa for some.
Love the flakes but have never tried them or the micro beads.
Hope all that are going to see Sue at Ally Pally have a great time and any that can give her a hug from me I thank you.
Norah it was lovely to see your post and send you and your family love and hugs.
Gentle hugs for Leo and Skylar
Love and big hugs to all the Wilsonettes and welcome to the new members we are one big happy family.
Pam did the postie know what was on its way to you as he could be holding it for ransom how dare the postal service delay in delivering your masterpiece, hope it arrives soon.
I have been playing with my new EFs and dies just wish we could share our pictures I have used the tree and will finish it off today.
To all on holiday or going have a fun time and to all in, going or have been in hospital hope all goes well and hugs to all
Happy crafting
Love Tina X x x x x x

carol edwards said...

Great technique Sue with such lovely results. I hope you, all the team and all going to Ally Pally have a wonderful time x

Muriel said...

Great technique specially in the gold and black. Would love to try this and I have this background die too.

Muriel x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue, great card love the High low technique...

Setting off for Ally Pally, safe journey for those who are travelling, and have wonderful day...

Cameeli xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card I use this background a lot but not often with the flakes xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Sue ... Love the card ... Have a nice weekend and happy crafting ... X

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card, love this technique, need to clean my craft room so I can have a play, crafty hugs Julie xx

Ruth Kidd said...

Good morning from a very foggy Gloucestershire.
I need to make a birthday card today, and this technique will be absolutely perfect. Thanks Sue for giving my mojo a nudge in a new direction!
I hope everyone has a great time at Ally Pally.
Ruth x

auscrafts said...

brilliant technique. must try this

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue or evening, depending when you can catch enough breath to catch up with your blog. Hoping that AP is another massive sucess for you, and I know it will be, some of us arn't so lucky to be joining you today, so hopefully we can feel we were there via some photographs ? Maybe, please : )
How odd, some pictures look black and some a really navy blue on my screen, either way its such a pretty easy peasy card lol - panic ? What me ? Never, high/low technique, noooo problem, with me eyes shut : 0 those new family members will soon get to grips with me and 'pesky flakes' !! Providing our Sue keeps showing them that is ! And if you are new to this wonderful place, then a warm welcome, its the best place to be (apart from AP) !
Well, we are off to Preststyn Wales on Monday, Mr L thought the new(ish) 4 paws would enjoy the sand under her pads, not that I need a change of scenery or anything like that !!! So 4 day's in Wales with no wifi : (
I still have prep to do ready for market 2 days after we get back, so its head down and get cracking to catch up with unmade cards. How will I survive 4 days away from my craft den ??! So much to learn, so many new techniques to get to grips with, cant do that if I dont have my 'special treasure's'
Talking of special treasures (you know who you are) I hope the pain is less severe today, that the sorrow eases each day, and that you all return to Particraft soon, its not the same without you. To my lovely lovely ladies, my cuddles and love is waiting for you to take as much or many as you need to get through the day.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue & all, How I love your high/low technique - today's card is quite stunning!
Hugs, Janette x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a great technique and stunning result. So looking forward to today! See you later,

Val Jones said...

It's an amazing technique Sue and a fantastic card. Have a great time at Ally Pally.
Love Val in Spain x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card, your background dies are all superb. Have a great time at Ally Pally.

Jane said...

O what a fab idea I love this one Sue will be having a go .

Jane xx

Unknown said...

hi sue lovely card great technique
Denise X

Brenda said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card I love this technique and used it on a similar card but in white and gold it looked really lovely.
Thank you for your unending inspiration, you really are true star.
Just about to leave for Ally Pally, to everyone going there have a safe journey and a wonderful day, BIG sorry to all our lovely family who can't make it LOL
Take care love Brenda xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Love the technique. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the show.
To Pam....I once won a book cover made with the pleather technique by having my email pulled out. I never got it. I complained to C&C who, after many emails from me, gave me a £10 voucher to spend with them. I never did get the book cover. I think there must be some not very honest people working there who help themselves to the samples they want. Hope you get your card.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I'm afraid I'm going to be in the minority today as your Saturday gift is not doing anything for me. I find that there's too much black and though I love monochrome today's colour scheme is just not me. I do love the die you've used though.

To all who are AP bound today have a really good day and of course I'm not envious at all!!!!!
Perhaps one day we all might just meet up.

It was lovely to see my complete Wilsonette Family together again yesterday.
Take great care of yourself Norah and just remember you're in my heart always.
Sandra - Please give my regards to your lovely husband who is very brave tackling the journey to AP but most of all being surrounded by Crafters! I'm sure that at the end of today he will be in need of a lovely glass of wine or two lol.

It is the most dismal day again but to cheer me today is 'Operation Table' which arrived yesterday afternoon. Please stand by as I just might need a bolt hole later today as it has to be assembled!

To all who are feeling a little under the weather stay strong and for everyone take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Glennis F said...

How effective - I bet it is simply stunning IRL

Maryann Laursen said...

Sooooo beautiful work once again Sue. You just never disappoint, but deliver to the brim every single time.

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card and great technique Sue, I can see why it is your favourite. Enjoy Ally Pally, I used to go every year when I lived down south but not now. I really miss it, it's so invigorating.Xx

Heather Harrison said...

Morning Sue. A really striking card design today. Will have to try this sometime. I have the French background die and will give it a go with that. Thanks for the tips and inspiration. Hugs Heather.x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this. I have this die which is a beauty and might give this technique a go!

Steph bet this sent you in to a spin! You and flakes just don't get on do you?!

Welcome red fox to sue's wilsonette family.

Cheryl sorry you need further surgery but no spread is fantastic news. Keep strong and you will get there.

Last minute decision booked train tickets to Ally Pally on Sunday last night. So excited now. Think Tilly might manage a few hours will see how she goes. June I will look out for you on Sunday if you are in your chair that might help me! I have striped hair well not quite but it is highlighted a few colours and will have a little blonde 8 year old girl with me so look out for us!

Well ladies must go as have got to get organised now renew railcard and collect tickets do shopping all as I am on the last minute but actually has been more exciting.

Bike wheels arrived I feel some crafty funds needed for AP for equality! Will keep you updated xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love this technique.

Have a wonderful time all you lucky girls going to Ally Pally one day I will get there.......

Pam sorry you have not received your card I heard your name called out and I was so thrilled for you hope it arrives todayxx

Hugs to all love Annx without an "e"

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue well I hope you have had a good breakfast this morning and have got plenty of water to drink during the day. This card is really pretty, worth the fiddle of picking out the little pieces. It looks a bit naked without a flower or bow but the die is so pretty it doesn't need the extra. I hope you have a fantastic day meeting all your followers and demonstrating your lovely techniques to them. Take care love Diane G xxxx

To everyone going to ally pally especially my good friend Jackie (who has my list!) have a safe journey and a great day xxxxx

Unknown said...

Morning everyone what a lovely card. The gilding flakes really show off the rose die beautifully.

Anonymous said...

As you know, Sue, I'm a lover of black so this background with the flakes suits me very well! Think I may have put an ornate back/gold embellishment on, rather than the stark white sentiment, with a couple of your great stick pins, flowers and a very big bow!!

'P' in Wales

Great to hear from you, Norah.
Best wishes to Cheryl, Tinkerbell, Ita - all having a tough time.

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, enjoy your weekend

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card, love the technique you have used. Can be used for many occasions.
Have a good time at AP

Unknown said...

Very interesting card Sue. I must have a go with this technique Xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a striking card this morning so glad you didn't cober that beautiful background with anything else.

Pam hope your foot is improving and Robbie is continuing with his improvement too.
Norah so please to se you posting yesterday...we're all there with you.

Steph there's a lovely craft shop called Doodleso in Prestatyn by the station (not on the town side), lovely ladies in there.
Off to pick Nikki up to take her shopping.
All who are going to AP have a great time and Sue enjoy meeting some of your Wilsonettes in person.

Hugs to all who need them and hope your days get brighter.

Love Sheila xx

Unknown said...

Love the card due it's beautiful hope you have a great ally pally wish I was there thank yup love to all June horrocks xxxxx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue hope you are OK. Love this card and use this technique a lot thanks to you. This was one of the dies I bought for my friend when you were at Craftworld in Hillington (do you know that you have your own full isle in the shop now?????)
LOL - now that is a tribute.

Also love the simplicity and clean lines of yesterdays card

lorraine - scotland

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue , lovely technique nice card . love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Love this technique - yet another one to try!

Anne (Northampton)

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, as always a great technique and a beautiful card. I don't have this particular die, but want to try it with another of the background dies. Have a wonderful weekend. Bx

Annie said...

A great card today, Sue, love the technique, still trying to master it!
Enjoy AP all you lucky ladies going, I have to work :-( but one day I will manage to go!
Hugs Annie x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today, the high low technique is one I have not tried, maybe soon.
Take care, enjoy AP everyone who is going. Jess x

Fiona in Maine said...

An interesting card today. Tried something similar but found picking out the bits a little tricky! The end result was nice though . To everyone going to the show lucky you!! Next year I will have to time my trip home to coincide. Safe travels everyone.

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Stunning Sue, another wonderful technique.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
One word........stunning.
Beverley W

nattyboots said...

Another lovely card sue
have a lovely weekend
Elaine H X

sandieann21 said...

A lovely technique,Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. I love this technique and the results are stunning.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this technique and for once I have the die to try it out. I hope you have a brilliant time at Ally Pally, don't work to hard, and to all those lucky ladies who are going have a great day.

Love Rosemarie xx

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue - I love this card and the technique which I have tried on several occasions.
To all the ladies off to Ally Pally today or tomorrow hope you have a fantastic time and all get to see our beloved Sue and manage to meet each other.
Hugs to all and hope everyone has a good weekend whether at AP or not. Helen K xx

Paula said...

Another wonderful card! Hope all you ladies visiting Ally Pally this weekend have a wonderful time, and that you don't get too tired Sue.

Paula x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Striking card and do love the high/low technique. Hope you have a busy weekend at Ally Pally and all the wilsonettes going have a great time
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Unknown said...

Morning Sue
Love this technique - I've made a Christmas card with gold card and a reindeer - it's my favourite card.
Pam & Brenda - my story of C&C - I won a card on one of Julia's shows.
I wrote and complained it hadn't arrived. They 'looked in to it' and sent a card which certainly wasn't a Julia card!! I wrote and complained that it looked like one they had found on the floor and sent to keep me quiet!!! They replied: sorry that I wasn't happy with the card' and that was the last I heard. I vowed I wouldn't email again BUT sometimes can't help myself thinking I might be lucky next time!!!
Have fun at Ally Pally and send love to Sue and Julia and Phill !!!!
Next year I'm going!!!!
Sheila x

Wacki Macky said...

Love the card today Sue, thank you.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a great card today really nice ,hugs sarah xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Thanks for sharing this technique. Absolutely gorgeous card. Will definitely give this a go.
Have a fab weekend at Ally Pally
Lots of love
Jo xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card for today !! I love this background die and although I do not have this particular one I have some of your other background dies I could try with this technique. I have used gilding flakes many times on cards but still have yet to try micro beads or iced snow glitter over the top !! I must just go for it and try it out. Your card looks lovely with the little tag sentiment but I think it looks a little bare !! I would be tempted to add a couple of beautiful classic roses and some faux quilled leaves or even your beautiful new petite vinery leaves !! Sorry Sue, I just can't help myself !! Your cards just look so stunning with them on and to me they look as if they are finished then. x x x
Sorry I can't make Alley Palley this weekend. I will really miss it. The atmosphere and excitement of it are all part of what makes it so special for me, but meeting you and chatting to you are what really makes the day exciting. Still, I am looking forward to seeing you at the April show if you are there.
I hope you have a lovely weekend Sue. I know you will. Lots of love today from Tres x x x

To all those who are ill, Cheryl, Tinkerbell and other ladies, (sorry I am dreadful with names) you are all very much in my thoughts always. Sending you all lots of love and special hugs from Tres x x x

Norah, Thinking of you and your family, every single day. Lots of love to you all from Tres x x x

To all the Wilsonettes visiting Alley Palley this weekend, I hope you all have a lovely time. x x x

To everyone on Sues wonderful blog, wishing everyone a healthy, happy day today. Love and hugs from Tres x x x

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Lacelady said...

Beautiful roses design, makes a lovely card. I hope Ally Pally is going well, it's probably still filling up as I type. said...

Really clever card today - thanks for the details on the technique! Hope you have a fab day, and wear comfy shoes!!! Susan x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card, must really try this technique. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
I love the technique you have used on this pretty card. I must give it a try.
Evis McCarthy.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

I love your high/low technique, a technique I really must try.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful time at the Ally Pally. I was hoping to come along again but unfortunately I won't be able to.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card - I love the look of this technique. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Stunning, just stunning! This is a gorgeous technique and will do a multitude of practice pieces.....I thank you for the tip of putting the wax paper part of the sticky sheet at the back and not facing you when you peel it off xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue and to your family xx hope you're having a great time and meeting your family of Wilsonettes! xx Sending love and hugs to Lynne and the pesky critters, Norah, Lyndsey, Lynda, Heather T, Tinkerbell, Tina, Cheryl, Lancs Steph and all our Wilsonettes who are hurting, who feel low and who are sad. There's plenty of love and hugs, take as many as you need xx Take care everyone and hope our Wilsonettes and our Sue are having a whale of time at Ally Pally! It would be wonderful if there are photo's taken of you all! xx Love Karen xx

Kate's Cards said...

This technique is really stunning!

SHARICA said...

Very Different and Unusual card .. xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. You're so talented and inspirational. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Along with all the team have a great weekend at AP. I can't be there but now know what I will be trying today! Beautiful card as always. Have fun all of you Wilsonettes at AP. Best wishes and hugs to anyone in need.
Vanessa x

DMJ said...

Enjoy your time at AP, Sue. This is another superb card,

Doreen x

TOB said...

Morning all, I'm not sure on this one, it looks really dark on my computer, I'm sure it's lovely in the flesh, but not one that I love.
Hugs Theresa x

Lesley said...

Love the technique that you have used but the card looks a little dark for me. Have a goo day.

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
I still haven't been able to see your shows from last weekend so while the lucky ladies are at Ally Pally I will be sitting with my feet up watching you.
Not too keen on todays card but appreciate the work that went into it.
Love and hugs to Nana Tina - thank you for all the hugs for our babies.
Love to you all.

Unknown said...

I love this gives the card that extra wow factor!

Unknown said...

Love this gliding flake technique, this card a little too dark for me, but love the design


hazel said...

Hi Sue
Must try this technique of yours the results are Amazing.But knowing me it will take a few Attemps to get it right.
Take care
Hazel G XX

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Must try this technique of yours the results are Amazing.But knowing me it will take a few Attemps to get it right.
Take care
Hazel G XX

shabbycraftcabin said...

Hi Sue,

I really love this technique. Tried it before and absolutely loved it. Many thanks for the inspiration.


Ivy ling xx

CraftyJo said...

Great technique :)

craftynanna said...

hi sue, this is a lovely card and i love the high low teqnique and i have this die too, my EF came this morning so looking forward to using them,
i will come to ally pally next year on the train if i can get someone to come with me, i might ask my daughter who isn't a crafter but she wouldn't mind she took me to manchester one time to a craft show
thank you pam for your kind words they are greatly appreciated,
i havn't been to the charity shop this week under the circumstances but as hubby is now stable i will go in on monday, i do so look forward to it,
to all at ally pally enjoy yourselves and come home skint lol regards J

Julsb said...

Gorgeous card love to have try at this technique. Thanks Sue

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card. Thanks for keeping this one simple so we can see the background. Hope you are having lots of fun at Ally Pally. Kind regards Joanne K x

Beth T said...

I love today's card-I ordered the rose background last night! Can't wait to try this! So very thankful for your inspiration

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Oooooh this card is gorgeous, so rich and opulent.
Yesterday's cards were beautiful, love that Noel die. Had problems with internet yesterday.
Have a wonderful time at AP, meeting the lucky Wilsonettes who are going.
Norah so good to see you comment, we are all here for you, gentle hugs to you and Rory.
Pam you did win a Sue card, hope it arrives soon and I will do a seal clap when it does, hugs to you and Robbie.
Redfox welcome to Wilsonette famiy, you have many friends here.
Cheryl good news nymph nodes are clear, stay strong you brave lady, gentle hugs.
Tinkerbell thinking of you, you brave lady, gentle hugs.
Craftynanna hope your husband is feeling better, gentle hugs to you both.
Steph you make me smile, enjoy your break, how Cassie will love the sand under her paws, hope your injection went well, gentle hugs.
Special hugs to Tina E and Claire, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Lynne M, Lynda B, Lindsay, Magpie, Myra P, Maureen K, Wheely Bad and Billy, Brenda L, Heather T, Helen K, Ita, Tres, Sandra, Mrs B, Alimecca and Aunt, Julie and Lee, TOB Theresa,
Meg and babies Leo and Skylar, Angela W, Maria A an of course or Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely card today. Love the technics :)

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I really must try this technique. I have this die so really should give it a go although maybe not with black card :-)
Hope all is going well at AP.

Ita said...

Hi Sue ,and everyone ,super card,love the way you use the flakes.
Have a great time at Ally Pally,,and you will have my Friend John there ,who will ,I know make great demos.,
And you both will be meeting lots of crafters.

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue.
Another beautiful card and technique
Love the way it turns out and will try it at some point
Or as my favourite saying goes one day. Lol.
Have a great weekend at the show
Take care
Love Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Beautiful card. Love this technique its so elegant.

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue.
Another beautiful card and technique
Love the way it turns out and will try it at some point
Or as my favourite saying goes one day. Lol.
Have a great weekend at the show
Take care
Love Theresa x

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely design

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

A fabulous card - I love it. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

terrie said...

Your card may be simple but the technique that you did show off the die cut very well...
Well done Sue

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful - love this technique but then I'm a sucker for gilding flakes. I've also got the Italian background and it does seem a shame to cover it up with toppers of any kind. So I generally and let the die do the work, with interesting background behind it and just a small accent.
But I must admit, haven't done this one yet - on the list for someone special.
Just beautiful, thank you for showing us.
Hugs, Rose

karenlotty said...

Looks gorgeous I may try this if I have the patience!

Barbara said...

Lovely card although it does look quite dark on my laptop. Haven't tried this technique yet, may give it a go.

PAM I received my card from Sue on Thursday but it sometimes takes about a week to arrive. I won a Phil Martin card and it took 10 days to arrive so don't give up yet.

Beverley said...

Sue, sometimes less is more - this looks great!

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hi Sue and everyone
A really lovely card for the brave at heart! This one looks so rich and opulent, I still have not taken the lid off my flakes yet, but as I am unable to find a rubit scrubit pad or block I think that is the safest way. Well that is my excuse and I'm sticking to it!lol.

Pam so sorry to hear you have not received your card that seems to be the norm with C & C and after their guests donate the cards the least they could do is look after them and send them safely to the winners. Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the guests make fewer cards now, where once they would make 2 or 3 sometimes even more now quite often they only make one?

Sue I hope you are having a successful and happy time at the show and hope that everyone lucky enough to go has a fantastic time and a safe journey home.

To Pam, Yorkielass, Sandra, Cameeli, Lynda, Lyndsey, Steph, Norah and Tina have a lovely weekend girls.

Warm wishes and hugs are here in abundance help yourselves folks.

Maria said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone! Sorry,Sue but this card is a bit to dark so not for me I'm afraid.The die is still lovely.... Hope all goes well at AP,take some well earned breaks when you can.To all wilsonettes ,have a fabulous time!
June-maybe you could put a little bell on your chair,it would soon move people out of your way just mind their toes or maybe not lol. You have fun. Steph-good luck with the injections,hope they will give you some help also have a nice time in Wales,hope you get good weather. We are going to Majorca in the morning but weather down there don't look to good at the moment but I'm still going into the warming pool if nothing else. Craftynanna-you take care and a gentle hug to your husband. Norah-so lovely to see you back just take it easy,we are here when you need us.Big hug.
Cheryl-good news,take care!
Janet-it's the table alright,you haven't put it outside in bits by now? tihi sure it is a lovely table. Hi Redfox-nice to see you here.Have a chat,leave a comment we are here for you.I'm quite new myself but already feel like one of the wilsonettes,they are such a welcoming bunch of ladies. Sad,happy,in pain,ops.,birth and death and not to forget the pets antics! Thanks to a fantastic lady called Sue and her beautiful cards we are here together so on that note I will love and leave you for a week,might be able to look in some time, Hugs to you all and take care. Have a nice evening and put your legs up if you been to Ally Pally!
Hugs Maria x

Angela (UK) said...

Hi Sue, I just love this technique, I must give it a go. Thanks for the inspiration xx

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Sue. This is a very rich looking card and as you said less is more. Could be made in to a mens card by changing the die. Will try this one. Hope everything is going well for the team at AP and you are having a great time.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card love and hugs to all.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Great card, had a great time at Ally-Pally.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Bejay said...

Hi Sue and everyone, Pam I received my card from the Sunday show on Friday so hopefully yours is on the way as well.
Sue, I love this card but I'm hanging my head in shame admitting that I can't for the life of me work out how you cut the design out with the sticky sheet already on the black card :(. Would I get the same effect if I cut out the design, then put a sticky sheet on the front side of the card then turn it over and put the gilding flakes on the pieces of the design that have been cut out, then turn it front side, take the backing paper off and use the micro beads? I really don't know why I'm being so dense over this as I usually manage to follow how you're making the card quite easily. Would you be dong a video of this so that 'little miss dunce' here can see what's going on? As always, thanks for sharing with us, it's another stunner. x

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Anonymous said...

Hey - Bejay, you're not alone love. I couldnt get to grips with the high/low technique the other day, I watched, watched, scratched my head and watched some more, I couldnt understand why that the pattern on the die was all sticky with the sticky sheet, but the rest of the base card round the diecut pattern wasn't !!! I did one similar that Sue put on the blog a few weeks back now, the striplet die was used, where you put the striplets onto your base card which is covered with sticky paper and guild through the striplet patternand that is a lovely technique if you've not tried that yet - ( try not to hold your breath for too long though) when placing the sticky sheet down then placing your cut striple die over the sticky sheet!!! Im petrified im going to lose my grip, cuz when that card falls, boy it sticks and its sianara to another piece of card and sticky sheet !!!
Good luck.
Lancashire Steph xx

Sheila - Ginger - wooohooo craft shop ? Prestatyn ? whaaaat, what a treat, thank you for this information, if nothing.else I can window shop, must leave my card with Mr L though ! If you are near Prestatyn, could I ask you pray for warm weather - not hot, Im not a greedy person, but warm would be good so I can at least leave the caravan, rather than.stay in by the bloomin fire lol !

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love ones made in dark colours as they are so striking. Must try the high/low technique as it gives great results.

Daughter took me to AP today but not able to stay long as stomach still quite bad( hubby on the warpath cuz I have put off and off going to drs/hospital) but now he is poorly and waiting for tests on his liver/kidneys
The fur babies are as lively as ever and are busy chasing daddy long legs snapping their jaws in an effort to catch them whilst jumping up and down. I think they may have bits of kangaroo and crocodile in them!!!!

Apologies for not being on the blog but at the moment alot going on. I would like to say a huge hug and lol to all my special friends here ( you know who you are) I will be back blogging regularly again with doggie tales as soon as poss but at present cant think of much but worrying about hubby ( first day out today and had to be ejected from the house by youngest daughter and hubby and told that I was to enjoy myself and hubby would be alright) needless to say spent most of the time ringing to make sure all ok. It might be a cliche but hubby is the best half of me and him being unwell is really scary. I will take as many hugs as you all can send to keep me steady until hubby sorted out.

Lol and hugs lynne m & pesky critters x x x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what a very lovely technique today.
Love your superb card today as well.
I bet your very tired after your day at Ally Pally.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Unknown said...

great card

Anonymous said...

Love the effect of the gilding flakes.
Hope Ally Pally is going well. Wish I could have gone this year again.

Maria said...

Bejay and Steph-let me join you both in the sticking business because I can't get hang of it either,do you think it's our age??

Lynne-so good to hear from you but very sorry to hear you troubles and worrying time for your husband.You take care and come back when you feel up to it again.Big Hug!
Maria x

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue
Love this technique, and what a fabulous day at Ally Pally, you and the team were fantastic loved watching you, Julia and Phil. Spent a fortune but can't wait to play with my goodies.
Lorna D

Janice K said...

A lovely design that shows the beautiful background die off a treat. This would make a stunning sympathy card.x

brenda said...

Hi Sue, I havn't seen this technique before but the result is stunning. X

janet said...

Oooh I have the makings for today's card!! I won't do black I don't think -I find it a bit dreary (sorry!) but it'd look ovely ina dark jewel colour. Going to experiment....
I hope Ally Pally is going well for you and you aren't too worn out.
Janet in Kent

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card, fabulous technique and gorgeous colours.
I hope today went well at Ally Pally and you got to meet up with lots of our Blog friends.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. This technique makes a lovely card. Hope you are sitting with your feet up by now. SueL x

Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful card as usual. Always wondered what to do with micro beads. Now I know, lol. Thanks for sharing your wonderful techniques.

Theresa said...

it was so nice to see you again today Sue. great demos as usual.
lovely techniques here that are super effective, hugs xx

Gail said...

Gorgeous card and fab technique - still have to have a go at this one xx GailT xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Great technique yet to try , a bit scared of this one incase the die cuts through. Have the background die ,,very effective looks a bit dark on my screen. Hugs xx
Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda and everyone especially those who are unwell xxxx
Jean D

Laura O said...

fantastic card ,love it .laura O

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous. Love this technique.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow that all sound rather complicated but so effective

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes first thank you Sue for being so lovely today & for all your help .Hope you are having a well deserved rest till tomorrow's show.
I love today's card I have this die so will defiantly try this .
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock. Xx
Will update on A P tomorrow as just got home as went to friends after show so very tired .
Big Hugs to all my special friends see you tomorrow Lynda xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Had a great day at Ally Pally. It was lovely to see your beautiful cards up close. They are so inspiring.
Veronique L

Sandra said...

Hi all,
Had a lovely time at Ally Pally, apart from one major thing, i spent most of the time looking for a my dear friend Cameeli, even put a tannoy request out by Mr Sue, i am truly gutted i missed you my dear friend, i cannot wait until April so best we get making some plans!
Lynda i loved my card, it meant so much, thank you,
Brenda, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you, thank you for coming up and saying hi & for the lovely hug xx
Goodnight all,
Sandra xxx

CreativSpirit said...

Beautiful card and great technique. Thanks for all of the inspiration you share.

Sandy H said...

Lovely card. My list of ideas to try is growing almost as fast as my wish-list of dies to buy.

Darlene from SK said...

I tried this technique today.and loved the outcome.

Di said...

Hi Sue,

Love, love your card and the technique is great, must give it a go.


Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue, love this technique, thank you, Linda x

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue, What a lovely card and such an interesting technique. Was so nice to meet you yesterday and actually see your cards in real life. They all looked amazing. Love from Jackie D

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card and great technique.
crafty hugs Helen xxx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, so pretty in pink! love the bow.

LYNNE M hope you get better soon and your husband gets some good news from his tests. Really missed hearing from Tilly and Cully.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Loving todays card.
Always something different.
Hope you are enjoying Ally Pally.
Annie 'B' Irchester, Northants

Bejay said...

Mary and Steph...thanks so much, I thought I was the only one who couldn't work out how this is done. I worked out that my alternate method wouldn't work right so I'm still at a loss. I'm hoping that Sue may find time to do a video on this particular card as I really want to try it...I've got the background, sticky sheets and gilding flakes...I just need some 'instructions for dummies' so that I can try it out lol xx