Friday, 21 April 2017

Bonsai Stained Glass

Hello crafters!  I am really loving the new stained glass collection and have found so many ways to use them.  I thought I would share another technique with you today!  I have cut three of the Bonsai Stained Glass out of black card and glued them all together to create a bit of depth.  I filled in the areas using the Creative expressions PVA glues.  I used Spring green, choco brown, black, white pearl, pastel blue and berry red to create the Bonsai.  I love that you get a bit of the pearl swirling around in each colour.  I set it aside to dry, then added one final layer of the die cut so it covered up any areas that I may have gotten the glue on top of the die cut (and I did!)  The top layer really gives it a clean finished look.  I completed the card with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x




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163 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, just perfect. Love that Bonsai tree.
Hope your Trade show goes well and then perhaps you will. Be able to have a break and rest, we don't want you getting ill lovely lady.
Elaine, so sorry that Andrew didn't get his treatment, but at least he will be with Heken today, thinking of you all. Still haven't got your email.
Laine, poor Mum, hope she gets the lump sorted soon, no wonder you have migraines, it is just worry I think.
France's, glad hubby is feeling stronger.
So glad Maureen is coming home today and I love red nails too. Welcome home Scarlet Lady.
Carmen, I work with people who have 30+ years in Taxes, and our Senior Leadership announced we have technology so we don't need experience, there is no hope I'm afraid. Still not 100% so need more antibiotics but a lot better than last week., thank you ladies.
P in Wales, I didn't see the Hartlepool programme, such a pity, think it may have been the Heritage Maritme Museum you say with the Tricomalee, such a beautiful wooden warship at the Marina,.
Daily hugs to all especially all of our poorly and missing friends.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous card I love these dies too.
Nancyd xx

Jan.moogie said...

What a fantastic idea Sue and might I say love the finished card. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a really lovely card today, I loved seeing the stained glass new dies in the launch and wondered what you used to colour them with, I wonder if it will work using the glitter kiss products ????

I reiterate everything that Pam has said. Sue please try and rest after the trade show, you have had a very hectic few weeks not only with demo's new launch and AP but being unwell - look after yourself.

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

Dragonsnap2 said...

I love these dies too and this card is gorgeous. Don't think I would have thought of using coloured glues but have had loads of other ideas for them.
Pam you look after yourself and make sure you get more antibiotics. The chest infection in this neck of the woods seems very hard to get rid of. My daughter always needs loads but my son in law is also on his third course and that is unusual.
Thoughts and prayers to all in need.
Crafty hugs.
D xx

hollyberry said...

Lovely card,great using the glues to colour it in.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Love this original card. I haven't seen the coloured PVA glues before, they give brilliant results, and I do like the depth you get by using several dies cuts layered on top of each other
Pat x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card Thank you, I have lots of the glues.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Denise Bryant said...

so pretty... love the colors!

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

You really get to see the Bonsai tree well in card. I like the idea of filling in with the PVA glue. I haven't tried this technique but I do like the effect that you get by using them. I may have to give this a try.

Have a wonderful day Sue and everyone.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lively card today and quite different. The glues work very well.

Barbara V

Theresa Pace said...

what a fab card. it has so much texture and yet remains a very 'simple' card, hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What a fantastic card. The colours you have used on the tree are beautiful and a great card for the guys. You are giving us some brilliant techniques to use with these Stained Glass dies. I love all these Stained Glass dies and they are at the top of my wish list which is huge lol. Take Care Sue and enjoy the trade show.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this is an incredible card, love the look of the PVA glues. All the stained glass dies are beautiful, but this is my favourite. Bx

Karen Drew said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Loving the look of the stained glass window dies. Would never have thought of using PVA glues on them. It gives the card such a textured look
Luv
Karen xx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Wow! The bonsai tree is so different and the PVA glues give such a great effect. Love it!

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow, Wow, Wow, that is just a piece of art. Stunning doesn't suffice. Yvonne xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hello Sue
This card is simply gorgeous,your dies in this launch are all so different.
A great card for the men.
Jan x

Maria Illsley said...

A wonderful technique Sue I've been playing with the hummingbird using Pixie powders I hope to post on my blog over the next few days xx

Christine Collins said...

Hi assume
What a brilliant idea, love the effect the pva glue makes, it really looks like stained glass. I must try this.
Chris xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely idea to use the glue, i really like the effect

Craftynetty said...

I love this effect. All the new products seem to have taken over from the coloured glues, so it is good to see them used again. This looks brilliant and I must have a try. Thank you.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. With every new launch of designs we are getting use to the element of surprise (the biggest by far was the Kinetic) designs, your Gumball machine, then the fun and cheeky Fish bowl plus cute additions to that, and we've always loved the Stained glass technique you use in other dies, but a background die specifically to show that effect plus other techniques is such a clever idea, but then you twist it, now showing us even MORE reasons NOT excuses to fill out shelves with PVA glue what a change from going to little corners and centre of flowers and the background technique you use (which I'm not sure Paul has seen yet - our Pixie King on Facebook) we now need it to fill the Stained glass dies, and what an absolutely beautiful sample you have for us, I can't wait and am looking forward to more samples of these dies, plus samples of this new launch too. I'm really hoping you have the most wonderful holiday all planned ready for some time quite soon because you don't seem to have stopped since - well I can't remember (and I don't mean a trip to FL to work on new festive samples as I bet that is all done and dusted or nearly complete ! Maybe two weeks in one of the countries you have named your dies after, then relax in a real hammock lol.
In the meantime, I'll say something that will go way over your head lol don't overdo it and make yourself poorly again !
Sending my usual love n hugs by the bucket full to you lovely lady ☺ xxx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue,
A very different and stunning effect with the pva glues, a card for the male members of the family. One of my cousins grows Bonsai trees, so he will love it.
Hugs xx
Dawn S. in Cambridge

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A lovely card. Great technique using coloured pva glues then neatening up with an extra layer of card. Love the swirly pearl effect.

Pam, hope you get more antibiotics soon and feel even better. Sadly, it seems like your workplaces attitude is becoming more prevalent these days. Hope you are ok. X

Echoing your sentiments today too. X

Love Helen xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

This is such an unusual card! I love it! This die will be a great addition :)

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. I love what you've done with this die and the PVA glues, it's gorgeous. I'm still trying to put my wish list in order but I know that the stained glass sets are very near the top. I think we should have a "die bonus payday" mid month!
Elaine, sending you, Helen and Andrew all my good wishes to get through today, you are in my thoughts. Laine, I'm sorry about your mum, I hope her test results are what you hope for. Pam, sorry to hear that you're still not feeling great and that work is being, well stupid is the only word! My mam finally got the scan results but it didn't show what they expected so the doctors still have no idea why she's been so ill. However, her bloods are getting better and she's not in as much pain and might even be able to come home today. Thank you everyone for your support. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, what a great idea. I can see lots of possibilities with these stained glass dies.
B xx

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card! What a fantastic use of the glues. I do like the way the pearl swirls around too. Debra x

hettygarlick said...

That's a lovely finished look. Just like stained glass.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
These stained glass dies are going to be so much fun to use. I love this bonsai tree, and the way you've coloured it in with PVA glue it's beautiful.
Hugs x
Heather T

Netty The Runner said...

This looks amazing. In real life it must look even more so.
Annette x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love this. Looks like pearly enamel.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card and stunning effect with the pva glues.
Catherine V94xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I love the effect you've created by using the pearl pva, it really makes the image have movement, as though the wind is blowing -stunning and so clever. X

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely, love this stain glass effect.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. I like how you have stacked up the die, and such a clever idea to use glues. Thanks for sharing.
Pam......get well soon.
Hugs.

CROQUET QUEEN said...

Hi Sue,

Beautifully Oriental!
Who would have thought that GLUE!! could look so gorgeous!
Totally Inspiring...

Croquet Queen x

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, really beautiful.

Michele

Wendy L said...

I realy like this effect, love the swirly look of it, xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I wasn't sure about this die Sue because I only make cards for friends and family and I have such a long list of your dies on my want list, that has changed I can see this framed and on my wall my grandchildren could make gifts. Hugs to Pam. Elaine, Helen and Andrew will be thinking about you on this difficult day. Laine and Craftysue's mums I hope they are feeling a little better.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Sue, the only die (so far lol) bought from the new release. Will have to investigate coloured glue, not on my radar yet.
Echoing Pam as ever, what a worry your workplace is (and Carmen's too).
Special thoughts for Elaine's family today.
Hugs for all who need one.

'P' in Wales

Bente Sørflaten said...

This is gorgeous!

Denise Hancock said...

Beautiful card Sue
Denise x

Jan Sayer said...

What a lovely card. PVA glue works very well.
Jan
Northampton

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Such a different card today and so beautiful!
Today I am 73 and never thought I would reach that age!
The Queen is 91 today..... so we share a Birthday!
The Flag is flying on the church for her too! I like to think it is for me! lol
Hoping for a lovely day!
Love Marg

Marion Bull said...

What a beautiful card Sue, looks amazing. The stained glass dies are at the top of my list now!

Maggie B xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Great techneque do like your bonsai tree die, the pearl PVA gives a really good finish.
Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

P Austen said...

Such a pretty card Sue and a great idea for men's card. At least I can put my cogs and wheels away when I get my stained glass window die, as that is my usual "fall back" die for the men in my family. Hugs xx P Austen

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
What a great effect you have created this morning with the Bonsai Stained Glass die and CE PVA Glues.
It is a lovely card and I like the look you have achieved by stacking up several layers of the die.
I hope you are feeling much better now, Sue.
Best Wishes
Lesley S x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Just love it - so effective. Has a definite WOW with this one....

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the way it looks using the PVA x

karenlotty said...

Really gorgeous It is an amazing effect and as I mentioned before I love all of your dies but the stained glass ones from your latest collection are my favourites this time around I love how they can really give the Wow factor, can be used for both male and female cards and are small enough for our letter post cost

Jane said...

Simply stunning, great new die. Love Jane the Craft Bucket x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Wow! This looks absolutely stunning! Love the way you have used the coloured glues. I have loads of these but would never have thought of using them like this - thank you for the inspiration. Love Alison xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue fabulous card and great technique. Thanks helen terry xxx

Marion Scott said...

Gorgeous card Sue and what a lovely effect the coloured PVA glues give.
Marion S x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this stained glass window, but wouldn't have thought of using the glues. What a great idea. Also the to about cutting several to give depth, thank you. Have a great weekend.


Love Rosemarie X X

Kim Dibben said...

Stunning card Sue xx love your stained glass technique xx love Kim D in Surrey

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the effect of the PVA glues, just gorgeous.
Lydia
X

Anne said...

The glue works so well with this die, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a clever use of glue and it really adds dimension. Another brilliant idea, thank you.
YvonneMayxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous effect the glues give and they really suit this style of card too. The finished card is beautiful and would look lovely framed. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Marg happy birthday enjoy your day - how fancy having a flag flown for you 😀Xxx
Pam echoing your comments again today, make sure you rest over the weekend. Oh dear that's not a good comment from the management is it, no wonder they can't answer queries when people have problems with their tax, experience is everything surely! Xxx
Elaine sending you Helen and Andrew extra special hugs today, thinking of you all xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I think today's card is gorgeous very inspiring and one I will have to try out
Your sample is amazing that blue looks Devine but then again it is my fav colour
Special hugs to Helen and Andrew and of fun course Elaine today is going to be hard for you all
Pam I will have to echo all your wonderful sentiments and I hope you are going to take care of you
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Loved all the Stained Glass dies as soon as I saw them last week - the Bonsai looks wonderful infilled with these PVA glues, the green swirls in the foliage are particularly effective...this must have been so enjoyable and relaxing to put together especially as you would have had to wait for the glue to dry...

Marg - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!...of course that flag is flying for you...lol

Izzy

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card love it the stained glass dies are gorgeous love the colours and the way you have made the tree pop. I bet there will be so many ways we will see them in the future, and I think there so versatile to give to anyone Sue hope your feeling better and taking it a little easy and getting your strength back, sending healing hugs to.

Pam sorry your still not better fingers crossed this set of antibiotics work for you, healing hugs sending your way for a quick recovery.
Got this far and have forget so copying Pam and also send love and healing hugs to all who need them and that are poorly.

Im struggling at the moment as waiting for my scan to see what this lump is on my spine and still cant shift this flu virus that's going around, now in week 3, so sorry if some of my messages are short.

Hope you all have a good day
Love to all

Sharon
xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love it !! the PVA glues look stunning in the stained glass window.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Fab card it looks like a painting, love how the colours. blend and the effect x x c

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
Yeah this card is really nice and u coloured in with ur glues will have to watch this video very soon
JOY Xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. I just love the dies and the way the glue works looks amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and what a great use for the glues xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card. love Jean Z xxxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
WOW!! I love the effect you've achieved with the pva glues, especially the swirls in the colours. It really does look like stained glass. Thanks ks for sharing.
Bejay xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Really different today,this card is brilliant good excuse to buy the glue's
🇬🇧 Happy birthday Marg,
Thank you Sue
Best wishes
Karen M

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
WOW!! I love the effect you've achieved with the pva glues, especially the swirls in the colours. It really does look like stained glass. Thanks for sharing.
Bejay xx

Susan Battensby said...

What a great idea using the glues, it looks beautiful, stunning card.
x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, that card reminds me so much of the crystal glazes you used to be able to buy, but the PVA glues look brilliant. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous technique - love the glitter effect and the neat top die cut. Great card for so many occasions.
Have a good weekend everyone
Hugs
Muriel x

Donita Naylor said...

This is magnificent!

Love,
Donita

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card - brilliant idea.
Beverley W

Rosemary Stickland said...

What a clever idea, the card is lovely.
Rosemary xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and technique. Reminds me of years ago when Carol Smith from the US brought us her glass paints. You have brought us an up to date technique, thank you SueL x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a fantastic effect! I love your Stained Glass collection.
It is at the top of my wish list.
Véronique L

STELLA MUNN said...

Such a terrific idea. Looks really good. Another one for the fellas methinks? Xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and die. The PVA works beautifully and I too love the way the pearl shows through the swirls. Stacking up the die is something that I have done (following your instructions) when glittering the poinsettia and other striplets and it has a great effect.

'P' - sorry for your PC troubles, I hope you find a suitable keyboard soon.
Elaine - my thoughts are with you, Andrew and especially Helen today.
Maureen - hope you and your red nails get home ok.
Laine & CraftySue - hoping both your mums get good results.
Marg - Happy Birthday! How nice that they put the flags out for you :-)

Frances

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Bought this die at Ally Pally but have not used it yet, this has given me inspiration. No housework again!!!!!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love your stain glass window cards and this bonsai tree one is so vibrant and beautiful.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

This is a gorgeous card, ideal as a male card or any gardener. The PVA colours look divine

June x

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue lovely dies and love the way you have filled in with pva glue. Great card. Laura O

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow what a fabulous technique, really love it! Love Jean from Wiltshire xxx

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue this card is beautiful the tree I love if I had this card I would frame it
Love always June horrocks xxxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is gorgeous. I'm thinking of doing this on black card, with white outlines and iridescent watercolour paints.
I have the hummingbird, it'll be such a joy to do.................
Hugs, Rose

Rosie said...

Stunning card Sue
Love Rosie from Chorley...xxxx

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, I love this card the stain glass dies are my favourite and can't wait to use them they will take our cards up a notch,
Happy Birthday Marg I hope you have a great day.
Echoing Pam's words, hugs Johanna

Nana on the Hill said...

What a stunning card! I absolutely love it, this die is already on my birthday list and l can't wait to get it. Xx

CraftyJo said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

So clever...I love dimension so much...very creative way you've built the card. Lovely. Jan D., FL, USA

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

Oh my, a gorgeous card, loving the stained glass effect you used with the glues.
Good luck for your Trade stall, I hope you have plenty of sales and Wilsonettes coming to chat with you.

Happy 73rd Birthday Marg, how fantastic you must feel to share your birthday with the Queen.

Healing prayers and gentle hugs to all those who need some today.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Disco Queen said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Loving the stained glass look with your pea glues.

Hilary Bunker said...

Morning Sue, What a lovely card. The stained glass dies are really lovely and the pearly glue behind very effective. love Hilary

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
First Of All I'm "Truly Sorry" I Didn't Comment Yesterday Lots Happened, But I Don't Wish To
Bother You With That, I Caught Up With It This Morning "Yesterday's Card" Was A Real Fun Card
Also As Wonderful "Steph" Mentioned It Makes Me Think Of My Looming Holiday Very Excited
Just Over Three Weeks Of Pure Heaven..........
Today's Card Is Just "MAGNIFICENT" A First Class Card Truly "WOW"
I Love "The Stained Glass Collection" I'm So Looking Forward To The Different Tips/Techniques You Will
Share With Us.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Coconut White/Black Foundation Card"
"Mounting Foam" (As You Always Apply Mounting Foam To Your Cards I May Be Wrong On This Occasion Lol!)
Star's In Today's Card:-
"The Bonsai Tree Stained Glass Die Set"
"Creative Expression P.V.A. Glues In Spring Green/Chocolate Brown/Black/White Pearl/Pastel Blue/Berry Red"
Today's Card:-
Sue, You Cut Out Three Of "The Bonsai Stained Glass Die Sets" From "Black Card" Then You Glued
Them Together To Create Depth, You Filled In The Cut Out Areas Using The Outstanding
"Creative Expression P.V.A. Glues Using The Superb Colours Of "Spring Green/Chocolate Brown/Black"
Also "White Pearl/Pastel Blue/Berry Red" Stupendous Colours They Look Truly Tremendous Together
You Set This To Dry, Then Cut A Final "Bonsai Stained Glass Tree" Out Of "Black Card" Placed It Over
The Other Card That You'd Added Your P.V.A. Glues To, So It Covered Any Areas That You may Have Gotten
Glue On Top Of The Die Cut Where You Added Your Glue, The Top "Black Card" Layer Looks
Stupendous, You Added This To A "Black/White" Mat/Layering Then To Your "White Card" Mat With Your
"Famous Signature Piercing" Then Another Very Thin "Black Card" Mat Adding This To A "White Card" Mat
Sue, Its Absolutely Luxurious I've Been Waiting To See The Tremendous Techniques You'd Use With These
Truly Magnificent Cutting Dies.
Thank You For Sharing Today's Extremely Exquisite Card, Also Thank You For The Daily Inspiration Which I
For One Truly Appreciate.
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

An interesting card although possibly not to my taste. Nonetheless, I am sure it will appeal to many.

Jan from NSW (Australia)

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue a great card love how you have given it depth with the PVA glue, very effective.
Wendyx

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue
Love this card - what a superb idea of how to use the pva colours for another use. I really do wish i had a thousanth of your creativity and cleverness.
This card looks amazing and i love the way the colours swirl as well.
Its given me some ideas of how to use some of my dies that tbh havent seen the light of day as the thought of paper piecing puts me off as my hands and fingers are very painful. Thank you for this inspiration and all the inspiration that this blog gives me. Its a privalige to be shown your beautiful cards and details of how you created them. Thank you.

Love and best wishes Sue from katie-lou sweetlove xx

Vanessa said...

Really nice design! I love the colors and paint carves. Nice alternative to usual custom stained glass.

This one looks a lot easier than making usual glass with Tiffany technique

Suzzette Yandle said...

Love this stain glass card design. The CE PVA glues are perfect for the stain glass look especailly with the swirly pearl. When working with stain glass I was very fond of using swirly pearl looking glass.

Pawprintx4 said...

One of my very favorites from the new release and WOW! Just wonderful and what a technique you shared with this card.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Patricia said...

Wow! Oh! Wow! Sue, what a stunning effect you have created on this beautiful card.
Pam as always I echo your great summary.
Wonder if they have set our Maureen "free" yet, she has a long way to go but she will get there.
Sending (((((hugs))))) for all who need them.
Have a good afternoon everyone,
Patricia xxx

Sue MacFall said...

What a clever effect from the pva glues. Love this card thank you Sue.

val jones said...

Beautiful Sue, love the way you've used the pva glues.
Love Val in Spain xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very creative and very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue wow gorgeous card & brilliant technique with the PVA glue
I really love all of the stained glass window dies all of them are stunning.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx


Echoing everything Pam has said. Pam do take care keep warm there is quite a cold wind although the sun is shining it's COLD!!! warm Hug's xx

BIG HUG'S for all our poorly blog friend's take care everyone xx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
See this is why you are here sue everyday with your wonderful blog because i would never have thought to fill the die with the pva x another fantastic idea sue x it looks beautiful and have tried this technique with the poinsettia striplet and I definately needed the extra layer of die on top ! It covered a multitude of sins ! Thankyou sue x
Happy birthday marg x
Elaine my thoughts are with Helen and Andrew today x
Maureen hope you get to go home today x
Laine sending you and mum healing hugs x
Pam sending you a healing hug too x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
This is a work of art, so beautiful and really clever.

Thank you all for your good wishes and hugs for Helen,Andrew and myself , The Funeral went well Helen did her Mum proud.

Pam i have e/mailed again , my sent box tells me they have not failed perhaps you could send a message to me { elainehood@sky.com } this has happened to me before , when i was e/mailed all was ok with my return post. lol.

Sending get well wishes to
Crewe trish, Laine and her Mum ,Sharon , Pam , in wales P in wales ,craftysue and her Mum,also Maureen and anyone i have missed
Big hugs to all who need one and missing friends.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic idea using the coloured PVA to create the stained glass, gorgeous card and thank you for all the helpful tips too.
Elaine thinking of you Andrew and Helen today, caring hugs xxx
Maureen, scarlet lady indeed, hope you get home today
Sending hugs to Laine and CraftySuetoo, hope both your mums get good results
Marg wishing you a very happy birthday

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

barbara macaskill said...

Wow!! Totally in love with this die! The colored glues are so perfect for the "stained glass" and looks stunning! Total perfection and awesomeness! TFS!

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Fab card today. It's stunning love it very much xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue, wow this is really lush!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Anonymous said...

MARG - wow, your very own flag! Happy Birthday, hope it's a good one.

'P' in Wales

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
just simply lovely ! x

sued99 said...

Great card. Love the look of the filled in colours.

Dawn Holben said...

sue this is a fabulous card, i love the effect with the colours.
This would look superb in a frame and put on the wall as well as a card.

Tressa said...

Beautiful card.

Teresa

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card, it really does look like a stained glass window, I will be having a play with this brilliant idea.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Love Brenda xxx

liz spooner said...

What a lovely card Sue, such a good idea.xx

Nanny Jo said...

Stunning!!!! I've never seen the Cosmic Shimmer glues used this way before. Jo xx

Viki Banaszak said...

This reminds m of a window in a sweet bungalo. So pretty!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I bought this die at Ally Pally as I could see soo many possibilities to use it, but I didn't think of this technique and I absolutely love it. Thanks for all your good ideas.

Lisbeth

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue, yet another new technique for me. I haven't got or soon the coloured pva glue before only the pearl will now go searching as this gives a lively effect. Thank you for the inspiration Sue.

Narrowboat girl said...

A lovely card Sue. Like the way you have used the pva glue

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Fabulous card I love the way you have used the glues their pearly effect is gorgeous.
Pam sorry you are still unwell your management team sound really awful, heartless and selfish, no good will come to them they certainly don't deserve you!
Sharon so sorry that you are still suffering I hope you feel better soon and you get those results soon too the worry of that cant be helping your recovery
Elaine and family thinking of you all today
Happy Birthday Marg hope you have enjoyed your day cant be bad sharing a birthday with the Queen
Sending healing hugs to all who need them

Crafty Cruiser said...

Unusual but nonetheless striking!
Doreen R

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

A truly amazing card today. Really love the stained glass and the shine it gives.

Would make a fabulous man's card!

Lol Barbara W (Worcestershire)

Barbara said...

Fantastic card Sue!
I love these new dies, so different from everything else on the market.

di57 said...

Oh you clever lady!
Another stunning card.

Diana
x

Pam B said...

Wow, I would love to put this in a frame and hang it on my wall for all to see :)

Pam

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I have kept waitingto hear from Maureen ! She is home! Wow! Is my lovely friend thankful to be home! Thanks ladies for your love and prayers for Maureen! They have been answered.
Sue I opened the Blog this morning, saw the card and after I read all about it , I pinned it!
It's simply beautiful! Another great use for our Cosmic Shimmer glues. I just love the swirly effect . Oh decisions , decisions on which Dies to buy!
I hope you had a good week/ few days at the Trade Show. How are you feeling now? I do hope you are feeling lots better.
John's Shows on the Glitter Kiss were amazing and I learned so much! Hope to test some of the ideas out tomorrow!
Elaine - sorry about Andrew's treatment not going ahead but maybe that was for the best as he would have felt better able to support Helen.
Trust all went well today! I've been thinking of you.
Laine - such a worry about Mum but they can do so much nowadays so hopefully the news won't be as bad as you fear! We always fear the worst , don't we, as that way if the News is good it is so much easier! Sending love to both of you! X
Echoing Pam - Thanking Pam! What a Star you are. X
Love to all, Myra xxxx ( please may I say Friend of Maureen tonight??) xx

Jomada-Dawn said...

This is so beautiful - I want to have a go myself! Need a stained glass die!!

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous effect, love it.
Best wishes
Dorianne

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! This is beautiful. I should try this.

ethansnanna said...



Loved the stained glass dies, and this is a lovely method,





Doreen x

Di said...


Hi Sue,
This is a most gorgeous card, love bonsai and it really looks like a stained glass window, congratulations on your dies.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania

scrAPpamondo said...

Just adorable!!

Kate's Cards said...

Love it! Mixed media here I come with this. xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW, WOW, WOW !!! This card is gorgeous !!! I love it !!! The Bonsai Tree die looks fab. Some of my top favourite dies from your latest launch have been the Stained Glass Collection, the Indonesian collection, and the hobnail vase. ( Of course there are many others on the list to. There are to many to name. ) Having favourite dies when it comes to your fantastic designs is just impossible Sue !!! I absolutely love the pearl glue technique on your card today. Why did I never think of that !!! You are just too clever Sue. The colours go perfectly together and I love the pearly, swirly effects they have created when dry. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card today. x x x
Thank you also for yesterday's fab card to. I really love it. I think your new Tropical Dies look great fun to play with and make such beautiful summery cards. A great stepper card and the addition of the sand makes it look even more authentic !!!
Sending lots of love to you today Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

ursula said...

Oh wow Sue, this card looks just like a pretty picture....it is really lovely...luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card! Different technique. I like the idea of filling in with the PVA glue even I haven't tried it. I really like the effect that you get by using them. It really looks like stained glass. I am looking forward to more samples of these dies and maybe a video.

Marg – Happy B-day! Hope you enjoyed your day! You are this blog’s Queen today. For sure the flag flown for you, without any doubt :) .
Elaine - My thoughts are with you, Andrew and especially Helen today.
Pam – We don’t need people with years of experience because now we have advanced technology – I heard this slogan here as well. Unfortunately,the older we get the less employable we are. We are facing here another issue: some managers hire people of the same nationality only.. But, your health is more important at this point. Take care.
Myra – Glad Maureen is home now. Maybe she will be well enough for your meet up.
Laine – A big hug for your Mum. Ok, fine, one for you, too. Get better and come back.
PP/Yvonne – Hope you are OK.

Hugs,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Wow, the effect you have achieved with all those layers looks like clouisonne enamelling. It's fabulous. I love your bonsai tree and it makes a very dramatic card. You never fail to come up with something amazing. Thank you.

Marg happy birthday, lucky you sharing it with our beloved Queen!
Pam hope the second lot of antibiotics do the trick, you have been through the mill lately.
Elaine you were in my thoughts today.
CraftySue, hope your mum was allowed home today.
Sharon hope you get your results soon and all is well. Sorry to hear you are still struggling.
Laine sending you a great big hug and one for your mum too.
It's a happy day for the gang of nine, our Maureen is home and on the road to recovery.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Eunice said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Now I know why this die is a MUST HAVE!!!!!!

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the idea of the pva glue giving a pearlised look. So pretty.xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
You are such a clever lady! This card is outstanding, and so relatively simple! Beautiful to have as a picture sitting on one
of those beautiful easels you use to display your cards at times. I am really looking forward to using my recently purchased
Bonsai Stained Glass die and the PVA Pearl glues. Bless you for being such an inspiration to us card crafters.
Love and hugs
Jersey Pauline
XX

Littlelamb said...

This card is beautiful. I must try this. Thank you Sue for sharing this.

Latenight Sandy H said...

Amazing card. Super effect you have created with the card layers and the PVA glues. I've got a couple of pale coloured glues but didn't realise they were available in such a range of colours.

Marg, hope you had a lovely birthday.

Take care everyone.

Arlyn(O) said...

Hello Sue, what a great effect. this is a must try. I really miss you being on T.V. and demonstrating. I know you do the videos but nothing is as good as you being there and able to answer questions. Please come back to demonstrating on T.V. again. Arlyn

Vie Carter said...

This is so pretty and looks just like a stained glass

Vie
x

Carol Worwood said...

Hi, really love these dies, love the card xx

DeCor said...

A fabulous looking card. The way you did the stained glass, makes it lookso real.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. I love all the Stained Glass dies and really like this technique you have used. I can see a hint of the pearl effect, I can imagine it looks stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

What a clever idea of using pva glues. It is a lovely effect and it is just perfect for the stained glass window.

I must try this.

Love Dorothy
of Baldock

Barbara (C) said...

I really like the stained glass collection. J have the butterfly design which looks great using mica powders. BarbaraC