Saturday, 17 November 2012

For You In Black And White

Happy weekend everyone!  A channel card in black and white for you today.  I started by embossing my coconut white card using the Couture Creations Houndstooth folder ( you know how I love my houndstooth patterns!)  I cut the piece so that I could make a channel in my card as a border.  I added mounting foam to both pieces so I was able to raise it for dimension.  Next I applied my sticky self adhesive sheet to my black and white striped piece of card.  I peeled the backing paper off of it and covered it with micro beads for texture.  I glued this piece to a larger piece of white card, then attached the two pieces of my embossed background over it leaving about an inch gap for it to be seen.  I cut two of the pretty swirls from the Heartfelt Creations Dutch Iris die set.  I put glue on the edges only and laid it down so the swirls bridged the gap, creating my channel.  Next I cut one of the Decorative Oval windows and nipped out the crossbar.  I cut two of the Vintage Lace Accent pieces, one in black and one in white.  I offset them and stamped my sentiment in the centre of the white one.  I added flatback white pearls to the centre area for a bit of the bling and pierced the edges to wrap it all up.  A good for any occasion sort of card I think!
Now for the part you have been waiting for!  Such a response yesterday, I think I should giveaway stuff everyday!  I really enjoy reading all your comments everyday so thank you for taking the time to make my day special too.  Creative Expressions have shipped out loads of the project books I am told.  If you want to find one to purchase (if your name wasn't drawn!), then just have a look at their website for a list of stockists.  The name that I have drawn out as the winner of the project book is:
Carol Clarke!!!
Congratulations! Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your project book!  All for now, Sue x




162 comments:

Pam said...

Good morning Sue, the card is simply stunning I love this classy effect. Congratulations to Carol for winning the book - mine is ordered so I cant wait to see it.

kimberley said...

Having troible leaving my comment so hope I am successful this time.love the card and will never understand why you are always so surprised by the volume and comments we leave for you.your work and your blog is a joy to follow,take care,x.

tracy w said...

Hello Sue
what a stunning black and white card you have done today thankyou for so many beautiful card Tracy W x

Karen R said...

Love the monochrome card, and the channel effect, It's a very upmarket card. Well done Carol, will have to order a copy of the book myself xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, stunning card as always! Congrats to the winner. Have a great day...xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another superb card. Love the black and white, and the channel you make .
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linda said...

What a beautiful card
hugs Linda

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue....Another beauty....Love the channel effect...Thank you Sue for taking the time to share your beautiful cards with us everyday...Congrats to Carol.....

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Heather said...

Hi Sue
Although not a lover of Black and White this is a pretty card and the white is more dominant so quite like it.

Congratulations to Carol on winning the project book I can't wait to get mine!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Eemeli said...

Stunning! I love the combo of black and white and the center piece is beautiful.

Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Heather said...

Yeah! My Project Book is on its way!

I can't wait to see your work Sue!
Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - like this one. Project book has been successfully ordered.
Rgs
Clare W

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love, this creation, beautiful as usual.
CONGRATULATIONS!! on the Project Book it is fantastic, got mine yesterday. Beautifully produced and such a reasonable price. Bring on No2...............
Congratulations to the winner of the Book she will love it.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Missmizog said...

Beautiful card yet again. Black and white always looks so elegant.
Sue

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, again you have surpassed yourself with this beautiful card. Love the monochrome feel and the channel effect. Got my book on order from Sam Poole's shop can't wait for it to arrive.

Wilma x x

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue
Greetings from Gatwick, I love this card, I think the white on white and black and white have become my favorites. Lovely

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

This is a softer look for a monochrome card. Simply beautiful. Love houndstooth too. X

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning sue before i start i would like to congratulate carole. Well sue what can i say about this card it is stunning i love the black and white look and you have used my faverite dies of all. I would just like tosay if it wasnt for you i wouldnt know what to do will my dies. I now have got about 30 sets and ive only been using dies for about 12 months. Take care sue.

Debs Artliff

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
The black and white look so elegant, it's been a while since you used the houndstooth embossing folder I had forgotten all about it. I love the channel look on a card it gives the card some interest. Congratulations to Carol I have ordered mine from Sams shop and can't wait for it to arrive.
Hugs x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. I love the channel effect and use it more and more on my cards. This is such a classy card. Really beautiful.

Well done Carol - I'm going to have to buy my book.

Val in Spain xxx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card Sue
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sheila's little Haven said...

Wonderful Sue. Hugs Sheila.x

Sheila's little Haven said...

Wonderful Sue. Hugs Sheila.x

Christine Harrop said...

Yet another beautiful card Sue. I like the little touch of black and white. Gives it a lift. Christine x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
This style of card really appeals to me, love black and white, it looks so classic and elegant. Amazing comments on the blog yesterday, you must be over the moon today Sue, the Project book is what everyone wants - you need to do one with only your creations - it would be a sell out every time. Congratulations Carol.
Have a great weekend Sue.
Michelle(happy2craft)

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Love the black and white look very clean and chic.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Congratulations to Carol, you lucky lady.
Your card today is absolutely beautiful, I love black and white, and the channel is gorgeous with the microbeads and foliage on top. Like you say, this can be used for numerous occasions, it's one I will be trying, thank you Sue.
Lots of love ferom Patricia xx

Olga said...

The card is soo gorgeous! love each line! =)

Susan White said...

I really love this design Sue - so versatile, and could easily be made into a man's card by changing the colours and maybe the embellishment over the open strip! So inspirational as always. Thanks, Susan

Oksana said...

Beautiful Sue! Thanks for all your inspiration!x

Janice K said...

Morning Sue, I love all the different textures in this card and in gorgeous monochrome. Can't wait to see the project book, off to hopefully pick up my copy! Keep up great work.x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
And I love this card, too............. Didn't know that it was called a channel card.
Your black and white design, as ever, is so elegant. Another absolute stunner.
Have a great weekend.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Black and White always good - a simple looking card but gives itself to so many variations. Ideal for any occasion and any gender. I really like it.
Congrat to the lucky winner.
Still trying to find a supplier for the book but carrying on.
Janet x

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, this card is gorgeous. I like everything about it. Well done Carol I hope you have many hours of pleasure flicking through the pages and following some of the designs. Hugs Sonia x

Ann said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the tunnel idea must try that one.
Enjoy your weekend.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Always very striking in black and white and this one certainly is. You come up with so many wonderful ideas. The comments are well deserved.
Audrey x

maxine h said...

I really like todays card Sue, and am going to try making it in a Christmas version, using snowflakes for the focal point with my message and a christmas backing paper in my channel. Thanks for the great inspiration as always,
Big hugs
Maxine xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue Once again a stunning card ,love the simplicity of it and no big bow ,that suits me.
Love Marion

Hellma said...

Striking card Sue, love the B&W, congrats Carol.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love your channel cards. Congrats to Carol, hoping I will be able to order mine soon. Bx

Carol H said...

Another fab card.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Another fuss free card, simply beautiful.
Donna Jones

hazel said...

Morning Sue another stunning card need i say more xx hazel

ang said...

beautiful black and white card, I am not surprised how many comments you get. Your cards always stunning and love how generous you are with your time and inspiration. thanks angxxx

HiggiSue said...

Absolutely stunning. just love it. well done to Carole. .... off to find a stockist

Izzwizz said...

Another lovely card sue, love the channel with the pretty swirls. Thank you for all the fab card designs. Maddy x

Anonymous said...

Sue congratulations 400 comments on your blog yesterday WOW.
Congratulations Carol so pleased for you.
Todays card is so elegant I just love it all, Love BrenLel

Jean Johnston said...

Another striking card to admire. I must try the channel technique.

Sandybee said...

This mornings card is a stunner Sue,

Congratulations to Carol for winning the book... Lucky lady

xx Sandra

cheekypaws said...

Hi Sue
Love the card. I love the idea with the channel in it. it's very classy. Congratuations to Carol for winning the project book. I cann't wait until I can get mine from the shops.
Love Elaine

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue,

Another beautiful creation well done you,and well done to Carol too .

Have a nice weekend

Elaine H X

nannapat said...

Lovely clean and simple design Sue. Well done Carol - enjoy your book. Mine is ordered so I hope Mr Postman gets a move on! Pat x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, looks very elegant in the black and white.

Clare x

Victoria said...

Lovely card. I really like that swirl, it creates real impact. Well done Carol for winning the book. Off to source a copy now!

susan ward said...

|Hi Sue, I like this card classy in black and white well done
Sue xx

Bosquie said...

My favourite colour combination in cards and fashion.Always so elegant XX

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love this card, love black and white.

Well done to Carol for winning the book. Love Jean x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card , I love black and white. I have this window die and not had any inspiration on how to use it thanks Sue now I have.
Carol is a lucky lady I'm sure she will enjoy the book.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Another beautiful creation from the Sue Wilson creative stable. I love it. I love how you do the channel in the card it adds such dimension and if you have an embossing folder hard to match it doesn't matter.
Well done Carol on winning the book, I have just ordered mine so should be here after the weekend

Have a great weekend

Xxxxx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful classy card and I have all the dies so will be able to have a try at this one! Lucky winner of the book, fortunately mine is ordered with Sam Poole so will not have long to wait.
Margaret

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Sue full of good ideas. I have this embossing folder but not used it yet, so this has motivated me to get it out from the drawer! Congratulations to Carol - lucky girl, but hopefully I shall have one very soon. Enjoy your weekend Sue, love Yvonnexx

Debbie Tinks said...

love the card sue

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, lovely card again today, what i love about your cards is you never stick to the same layout all the time, you mix it all up which is perfect. Emma

cats said...

Beautiful card,I love black and white as much as I love white on white
Christine xx

lainey said...

love what you have created here Sue :) lainey x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card - I really like the channel cards that you do, makes such a pleasant change. I think that this is a really well balanced card and love all of the individual elements.

Fuchsia said...

So different its stunning !

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love the Black and White and layout of this card
Thank You
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Paula Gale said...

Lovely black and white ensemble Sue - like it that there is minimal inking too.

All round a fabulous card.

Paula x x x

px.x Congratulations to Carol on being drawn out to win the projects book... well done.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,

Really like the channel cards it really gives a statement look. I love the way that you pull it all together.
Congratulations to Carol - mine is on the way and should be here next week - Christmas come early.
Have a great weekend
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, excellent card once again black and white is so elegant. I hope Creative Expressions have printed thousands of books, because I think they will need them according to the comments on your blog. Congratulations to Carol. Take care, Jess xx

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely classic card, must try this channel thingy. Thank you for your inspiration x

SusanP, Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,
Fantastic number of comments yesterday. Heaven knows how you find the time to read them all. Lucky Carol!
Love the monochrome look today and I agree it could be for many occasions.
Happy Weekend.
Sue

Maryann said...

This is soooo gorgeous Sue, I just love black and white projects and this is gorgeous, really beautiful work again. And Congratulations to Carol winning the projectbook. I know, you´ll get loads of great fun with it.
Have a great week-end everyone.

karenlotty said...

Congrats to Carol - well done not that I'm jealous or anything! I love monochromatic cards but usually do them for men Great to see a really feminine, pretty take on the theme

Anonymous said...

I really love monochrome cards and this is one of my type of cards but have to say yesterdays might be changing my thoughts!

Mol x

guffie said...

lovely monochrome card Sue, very elegant xx gail from eastbourne

guffie said...

congrats to Carol xx gail

Howdy said...

Love the card but so upset I didn't win! Bittersweet!

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW congratulations on over 400 comments yesterday and congratulations to lucky Carol, enjoy.
Love this card, the monochrome is classy and the channel effect is so effective, making this a truly stunning card.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the channel with the swirls over it and this would look good in any colour combo. You mentioned a while ago that you were going to try and add the dimensions of your cards. When I try to make similar designs they always end up looking too busy. I think it's because I'm not using a big enough base card to start with and I struggle to find the right size envelopes or big enough size paper to make them.
Beverley W

Joan Donaldson said...

A lovely card Sue, of to see where I can get the project book. Congratulations Carol

Craftychris said...

I love black and white and this card is gorgeous! Congratulations to Carol xx

bluebell said...

hello sue,nice card today. have just ordered the creative exspression ne book issue one yes. they are available vi jullia whatts amazon acount,be quick as i should think they will fly. love bluebell-flowerwood.

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the black and white. Congrats to Carol for winning the book :)

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Just got back from holiday to isle of wight. Looked forward to seeing your card today, after almost a week. it didn't let me down. Beautiful.
Margaret L

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
After saying yesterday that I hadn't posted for a while 'cos I had run out of words to describe your beautiful cards. Sue, I love, love , love this one. I haven't got soone of the dies, but am sure I can substitute or put it on the Christmas wish list lol. Congratulations Carol.
Sonia x

Christine said...

Lovely card, and good use of the swirls, which are beautiful too.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Jean Cockburn said...

A beautiful card Sue, I adore black and white cards, congrats
to Carol xx Jean

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Love these cards they are so eye catching. I have ordered my project book from Sam and look forward to it arriving. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Carol Clarke said...

Thank you Sue and also the kind congrats from all the bloggers., I am overwhelmed with all your kind thoughts. I was stunned to find I had been chosen to received the Project Book this morning, very late after seeing the times some of you sign in, and cannot wait to receive it.
Another beautiful and stunning card, love the houndstooth folder, my christmas list is getting longer by the day. hugs to all xx

Sandra F said...

It's stunning Sue xx

Sandra F said...

It's stunning Sue xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card again love the clean look and it's so elegant Jean Z xx

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous and innovative card Sue. Congratulations to Carol on being the lucky winner of the new project Book. (Lucky lady)!
Val C Xx

Didleydimo m said...

Hi Sue. Your cards are always stunningly beautiful and you inspire so many of us that you shouldn't be surprised by the number of comments we leave you. Unfortunately missed your giveaway yesterday as it was one day I wasn't able to log on!! Congratulations to the winner. Love how delicate this card is xx

greendragon said...

Love this card - it would even do for a male card.

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

stunning card i have that embossing folder Ihave just ordered my project book on amazon off julia watts store so cant wait for it to arrive congrats Carol

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love black and white I have made my sisters birthday card in those colours, congrats to the winner.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Sue C said...

Love black and white, stunning card xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A nice card for today. I do like your black and white colour scheme. It is very classy looking but to me it seems a little bare. Maybe it just needs something added to it. I love your vintage lace dies. Lots of love Tres x x x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Whoopee! I've just bought the Project Book - can't wait for it to arrive. Congratulations to Carol for winning one.
Today's card is a chance for me to use my favourites - houndstooth folder, vintage lace dies and micro beads. But not today - I'm looking after a 3 month old black labrador pup so need to stay focused on what he's up to!
Sue xx

Fieldsend said...

Afternoon Sue, love black n white together. Another stunning card today. Done a few of your cards now (sorry) compliments come thick n fast but tell people they are your idea or similar to your's x

Regards
June x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

A lovely black and white card Sue and I love the way you have bridged the channel with the flourishes. A simple yet effective idea xXx

Gail said...

Hi Sue, I have yet to have a go at doing a channel card but I like that one very much , will have a go as soon as I can.
Congrats to Carol on winning the project book.
Gail C x

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue first well done carole for winning the book.Now for the card its stunning, I love monochrome I think it always looks classy! Love lesley xx

Paper Junkie said...

Very elegant card Sue - thank you for sharing it. X

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,a stunnng card just love black and
white very classy.and well done Carole
for winning the project book. Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue - beautiful card. Your microbead technique has meant I'm using papers that previously were my last choice from a pack as I prefer them with the microbeads on!

Hugs, Belinda x

Maggie said...

It's not about the giveaways - it's always about the beautiful cards you do for us and the detailed descriptions of how to achieve the same results. It's a lesson a day which is wonderful. Thank you. By the way, this one is fantastic too. xx

Maria said...

A beautiful classic card Sue - thank you for introducing me to the micro beads i just love them

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Yet another lovely card I love it. And I aspire one day to make cards of a similar standard
You take care
Theresa x

salem said...

very elegant

Maid of Kent said...

Very classy card, any oNe would be pleased to receive this card. Hugs Ann

sued99 said...

I love black and white cards and this one is no exception.

Jill Liddle said...

Love the momochrome colours here. A really beautiful card.

gwen70 said...

another gorgeous card Sue, love black and white. Congratulations Carol

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue .
Just love black and white cards, so clasy,
Cheers Margaret T

Sonia Jones said...

Yay finally found someone with the project book in stock!So mine is ordered and i'm waiting not very patiently for it to arrive. Hugs Sonia x

Pinkangel said...

Beautiful card, Sue - love the different textures, white on white and the touch of black just gives it another lift. Spellbinders are fabulous and work so well with everything - stamping, decoupage, cd crafting - or just on their own.

cebelica said...

Very beautiful and elegant card. Hugs! xx

Anonymous said...

That swirl is to die for - I just wish I could get it on it's own, I don't want the iris!

Lacelady said...

Sorry, it was me who wants the swirl on its own!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love black and white. Got my book ordered from Sam and cant wait.

Meg said...

A little sparkle on the swirls and this would be a a lovely xmas card.

Margaret O
xxx

Vick said...

Its stunning Sue, and i love the micro beads in the channel, they add that something extra special xxx Hugs, Vick
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
YTChannels vixcrafts & saturatedcanary

melanie said...

stunning card glad I ordered my book from sam just read Julia blog and she`s sold out .Melanie

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I just love the clean lines of black and white. Simple but stunning. Will look for your book on Monday. Looking forward to it. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very elegant

dutchess said...

Hi Sue I have to agree that swirl is just so useful...and you have made another stunning card! hope you are having a great weekend. hugs

Jules Ireson said...

Oh Wow - Sue, it's stunning. I absolutely love it. It's so elegant, yet simple and such clean lines. Well done! Jules x

utilitygirl said...

Hi Sue - have been catching up with the last 3 days cards. They are all wonderful but I particularly like the one with the poinsettias on.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Hope your having a great weekend too, like the way the patterned paper peeps through on this card. Everyone loves the trick of doing a black shadow die behind the die. Fabulous. Well done brill job.
Think you spelt my name wrong for the project book lol Well done Carol. x Enjoy
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillngworth@hotmail.com

Jan.moogie said...

lovely card Sue. x

Linda said...

Congratulations to Carol.

I am loving the embossing and the channel with the paper given the micro bead touch. I do love black and white and this is awesome.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

June Fletcher said...

Hello Sue

Lovely card, black and white is so stunning...

Happy crafting

June x

JoanB said...

Hi Sue.
Monochrome is always a winner!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Joan B.

iggy said...

exquisite as always......crafty hugs lynda x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card today Liz. Lovin the black and white.

Congrats to the winner of the book.

Best wishes

Michelle E x

magpie said...

Hi Sue! this card is classy! Always love the black & white together. Stunning Sue, stunning! Ps congratulations Carole on winning the project book, you lucky person you! Enjoy! xx

Ayelet Barkay said...

Another beautiful card! I love the swirl above the channel and the black and white Vintage Lace Accent :)

Snuffy Snoo said...

AAhhh I didn't win, but never mind!! A lovely card tho, I just love black and white!! Hugs Sam xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue.
Beautiful card. The channel gives it a great feeling of depth, and adding the micro beads adds some discreet bling. Thanks Sue. Take care.

Laura O said...

lovely card love the micra beads .Laura O

Barb B said...

I have finally found a card that could be used for any occasion. Black and white have always been my favourite. You have done a beautiful work of art. Thanks.

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love micro beads and the monochrome of this card Carole Z X

Claveh said...

I just love the way you do your trademark elegant white cards, Sue, this is another wonderful card. Thank you. xxx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Another brilliant card Sue, love the chanel idea. Love black and white. must go and check the stockist list. Hope Carol enjoys her project book.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
This is another one of your success stories beautiful card
You take care Sue
Theresa

Kiraneries said...

Sue a beautiful white and black card, love it.

violetclouds said...

Love the way the black layering echoes the colour in the channel. A well thought out card!

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Liking the channel a lot. Not tried it before. The black & white is working well on this card as the channel colours are echoes in the vintage lace focal element with the sentiment. Simple & stylish. Thanks Sue! Claire xxx

Dymo Cards said...

Beuatiful card - I love the simple colours, I'm practising hard with my GC to try and get the same effect although I have lots more work to do! lol! x

Kim said...

You give me so much inspiration. I can not wait till Christmas when I get my hands on my pressie of a Grand Calibur and dies.

Thanks for all your hard work.
Kim x

Vie Carter said...

Black and white so lovely

Vie
x

Su said...

Great card Sue, love the 'bridged' section - very effective!

Su (Soop)

Jane said...

Lovely, can't go wrong with Black & white

Jane xx

lynda said...

I do love black and white cards and this one is lovely xLynda

jordiegirl said...

Black and white card - it looks very nice Sue - lovely folder used.

yorkshiresue said...

Another beautiful card. What else can you say
Hugs
Sue XXX

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