Friday, 26 April 2013

Please Know I Care

 Hi guys!  This is one of my favourite cards from the last shows.  I really like the Filigree Delight die set and I love the way it looks when it has been gilded!  I started by using Scotch double sided tape in long strips covering the four edges of a piece of black card.  I cut the excess bits off where it overlapped at the corners and lightly smoothed it with my finger to make sure there was good contact all the way around.  I gilded the edges with some gilding flakes that we carry from LaDore called Blue Tiger.  However, it is a rather expensive product and we now carry the Cosmic Shimmer brand of gilding Flakes that are a fraction of the cost.  At the time I made this card, we did not have them yet.  There is a colour called "Summer Meadow" that is virtually identical to the one that I used here.  To gild the edges, I simply placed the gilding flakes over the tape and rubbed them to make contact.  Using a stiff brush, I brushed away any excess (putting them back into a reusable tub for later).  Next I cut a piece of milk coloured card and embossed it with the Dotted Flowers Embossibility folder.  I taped it into place in the centre of my gilded edged background piece.  I covered a piece of black card with a sticky adhesive sheet and cut the Filigree Delight.  I peeled the backing paper off and gilded it with the same flakes.  You can quite easily gild the card stock first, then cut it which will be thinner and a bit easier to cut (a great tip from Beverley!)  This card was actually made before I learnt of her tip so it was done the other way!  I mounted the gilded die cut with mounting foam pieces for dimension.  I cut the tag from this set out of black card and cut it in half.  I used half of it at the top of the focal element piece as an accent.  I stamped my sentiment on milk card and cut it out with the oval die in the set.  I dusted it lightly with Black Soot while it was still in the die.  I mounted it in the centre of my Filigree Delight gilded die.  Three small black pearls were added below the sentiment and to the corners.  I tied a double bow out of black silky crush ribbon and made a rose out of a green-blue card, to match some of the colour in the gilding.  The rose was mounted in the centre of the bow as an embellishment.  I stamped another small phrase and cut it out with one of the small tags from the Charmed, I'm Sure set.  I tucked the edge under the rose and added two black stick pins.  A double mat of black card with the inner mat paper pierced, finished the card.  I really liked this one, I hope you do too!  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x









196 comments:

Pam said...

Absolutely stunning card and I love all of its aspects. We knw you care and we do too Sue.

Eemeli said...

Great card. Love all the details and that bow is fabulous!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow Sue, gorgeous card and so lush.xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card it is so opulent, I love the colours in the gilding flakes,also the sentiment.
Hugs x
Heather T

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card, that gilding is amazing, as is the ret of the card. We all know you care, why else would you give so ofter, you are really appreciated by me.

Wilma x x x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Super card, very opulent. Love the whole concept - those flakes look amazing.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Beth Peake said...

love the use of the gilding flakes and love the colour of these in particular. Really changes a card from a nice card into a stunning card.

Luv n hugs

Beth xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the colour never used gliding flakes before but you now what aim going to give it a go thanks Tracy w x

Hayley Johnson said...

Hi Sue, simply elegant! I haven't used building flakes before either but often see them on the shows. I may have to invest in a pot!
Thanks again for inspiring us.
Crafty hugs
Hayley x

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Love this card...the sentiment is lovely!

The gilding flakes give the card a luxurious feel.
I've tried Beverley's tip for die cutting a gilded piece and have to say, it is a lot easier...thanks!

Love every element used
Thanks for sharing

Have a great day
Lara xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Great card and super tip, love the overall effect xx

cebelica said...

This is great. I like all the details. Hugs! xx

Heather said...

Gosh Sue! This card is exquisite luxurious and opulent and could be adapted to many occasions.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really beautiful and elegant card, love the gilding flakes. Bx

Alice G said...

Totally gorgeous I love every single element of this card it has to be one of my all time favourites!

Hugs
Alice x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I remember this card from your shows and loved it then. I love using gilding flakes too. Hope all is going well with you over the pond. We all miss you.
Love Jan x x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
A really rich looking card, not surprised its one of your favourites.its gorgeous and those gilding flakes are a super colour.
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - absolutely lovn that gilding colour and effect. Have tried TThe Beverley Technique' with the filigree vase and it worked a treat and looks really good. Hope you are having a nice time.
Rgs
Clare W

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Such a gorgeous card. The gilding adds the finishing touch, so beautiful. I love the sentiment too. Take care.

Rachel Taylor said...

A beautiful creation Sue ! I love it when you use gilding flakes and the sentiment is lovely .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Carole Z said...

A really elegant card Sue, I remember it from TV, beautiful Carole Z X

kimberley said...

What a very regal looking card and could be used with any sentiment and for either male or female.hope you are having a wonderful time with your mum and that you are having better weather than we are-we had an amazing hailstorm yesterday,take care,x.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is just stunning the guilding flakes always seem to raise a card to the next level. I'm pleased that my tip is helping others too and encouraging them all to have a go.
Beverley W

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This is really a beautiful card almost as nice as my mask one, I think this is stunning and would be my second favorite... Wow off to make some gilded cards. Wow.

Mary Gallivan said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card. I haven't used the gilding flakes yet and really must give them a go. That oval die looks as if it will be added to my very long wish list.
Hope all is going well with your visit to your mom.
Best wishes.
Mary x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Just Stunning. The Tiger Blue is gorgeous as you can see the pattern in the guild. Just stunning. Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is stunning, I love the filigree die and the gilding, the colours used are gorgeous, and the focal sentiment is lovely wording. Stunning card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card i love it. I do like these dies and it looks great with the gilding. Take care Sue xxx

Debs Artliff

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card I love the colours and metallic feel to this. GORGEOUS

Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Nanny Jo said...

A beautiful card, Sue, with a lovely sentiment. Haven't played much with my gilding flakes, but I must try this! x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, this is a WOW, WOW factor card and is absolutely Stunning and after that there is only one thing to say to and it is a big THANK YOU for sharing your creations with us all. Have a good day and weekend.

Love June
xx

Fieldsend said...

Sorry forgot to say also we know you care and we care about you too

Love June
Xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and the guilding, never tried that, may have to give it ago.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anne Crawford said...

Absolutely Fabulous Card! Love everything about it.thankyou Beverley for a great tip!

melanie said...

What a beautiful card .melanie

Ali B said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card. It looks so ornate. Love the effect of the guilding flakes. Think thats going to be my next investment!
Thanks Sue.
Alison x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

An absolutely stunning, opulent card. The colour of the gilding is fabulous.

What a wonderful card to receive. X

Erica said...

GM Sue,
A beautiful card; elegant and striking.
Erica x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a wonderful card, it looks so rich and I must admit that I have purchased some gliding flakes to try. I was always put off when seeing people use glue but when you demonstrated with double sided paper I thought I will definately give it a go! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Oksana said...

Gorgeous card Sue with wonderful textures!xx

Gail said...

Morning,
A very opulent card and I like it very much. I'm not quite so sure about the black bow.
Hope your trip home is going well.
Gail Cx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This is an absolutely stunning card which can be used for many occasions. We all know you care about us with all your lovely card ideas. Keep them coming
Hugs
Carol xx

Phi said...

Wow, I've never heard of gilding flakes before but the effect looks stunning. Will have to get me some of that.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful sentiment, love the colours in the gilding flakes. The dies are one of my favourites, I love what Becca does with them too.
Donna Jones

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I really like this card it is so rich with the gilding.
I read your blog, and think O dear! another Die I need LOL!
I hope you are enjoying your stay in the States with your family Sue!
LoveMarg

PatC said...

I just love it - must get gilding flakes...xx

Lacelady said...

A wowser of a card, LOVE the gilding on it, even though I seem to get in a real mess when I try using those gilding flakes.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Sue, just magnificent!!!!!!

'P' in Wales

p.s. Have a great day tomorrow

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue,' A very rich and opulent card it is beautiful, and what a beautiful sentiment. Will try this method with the building flakes. Cold and wet here today.

Love Rosemarie xx

mell said...

Love it very elegant x

MRS DUCK said...

Another Super Sue Stunner! Hope you're on commission with Spellbinders as Im sure that you are responsible for 95% of their UK sales lol !

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very regal, reminds me of the Queen's mirror in Snow White

sarah hyett said...

A stunning card love the gliding and the dies. X

lainey said...

that frame really suits being gilded Sue!! lainey x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, I love every thing about this card and you know we all think the same sentiments back to you. I also love how you say who has given you ideas....lots of others wouldn't!!! Mabex

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
Ditto Mrs. Duck - and the card is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.
Hugs, Rose

Izzwizz said...

This is just gorgeous and is the card that made me go out and buy the filigree dies in the end. I love the gilding, it looks so opulent! Maddy x

Pauline A said...

Those gilding flakes are gorgeous and give the card its'WOW factor. What a super sentiment too; we could all do with one of those to use sometime. A beautiful card from a talented lady. Pauline A xxx

TOB said...

Wow, I love this card. Gilding flakes just add that extra touch. Beautiful designed card as always.xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
What a stunning effect you have got on this card, it looks like oil on water. Not one normally for the darker cards, but this one is so beautiful and gives us another effect to use with our dies.
Love and crafty hugs,
Norah

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the gilding ,not tried this but think i will be doing.
Marion H

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Wow Wow what a gorgeous card I love the gilding flakes so opulent and regal gorgeous.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
While today's card definitely gives the 'wow' factor and reminds me very much of a Victorian feel - which I normally like - I'm afraid it's not hitting my button for some reason. I love the format and the sentiment is one of the best - we all need to know someone is there for us when we need them. Perhaps it's the gilding - I don't really know.
Janet x

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, absolutely stunning card , love everything about it . We care about you too !!!! . Hope you've had time to make your mom's 90th birthday card . Lol Lynne M x x x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what an absolutely stunning card, the sentiment is lovely too. Hope you are enjoying your stay with your mom. Love Jean xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the gilded frame and sentiment xx hazel

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.Beautiful card. Love the use of the gilding flakes.

Love Val in Spain xxx

maxine said...

Stunning x

trish from Wolverhampton xxx said...

Wow absolutly stunning.

hollyberry said...

This is an absolutely WOW WOW card and I love everything about it.Great sentiment!

gwen70 said...

Just so gorgeous Sue, really does have the WOW factor, I love it

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue, Hope your all well. Today's card is ..... I'm speechless, It is absolutely stunning. I think this is definitely one of my favorites. I love everything about it the gilding, the die, the bow, the sentiment just everything. The green blue rose, I'm thinking the colour is TEAL!! All for now, crafty hugs Debbie R xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, the filigree delight set is next on my list to buy.

Clare x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

My oh my what a beautiful regal looking card , fit for the Queen is this one .


Elaine H X

ellyscard creatief said...

Beatiful card,love that metalic look.
Gr Elly

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, really beautiful card, I have gilding flakes on my wish list (which is growing ever larger between you and Julia helping it along!). I have to say, although this card would be for many occasions it would make a really lovely sympathy card.

Hope your break is going well and that Mum enjoyed her birthday

Anonymous said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card and a great tip from beverley,will try the gilding flakes over the weekend. Thank you love from christine c xx

margaret mcdonald said...

I love love love this card and have been dying to see this particular card Just wish I could tie a bow! I'm utterly useless they end like something Taffy has been playing with!!!! thanks Sue hugs Maggie

hotpotato said...

this is such a stunning card.

Anonymous said...

An absolutely stunning card Sue. Just love the colour of the gilding flakes and the filigree die is now on my 'to buy' list. Hope you are having a wonderful time with your mum and family. Can't believe it will be two months before we see you back on our screens but thank goodness for your wonderful blog - YvonneMayxx

SerenePolly said...

Absolutely stunning!

Delyth said...

Love love love this card can 't wait for my new order of dies, looking forward to seeing you on tv for your next demo's, hope it will not be too long Cheers Delyth xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card using one of my favourite products gilding flakes, I love using them.
Take care.
Lydia
X

nannapat said...

What a sumptuous look Sue - a beautiful design. I hope you're having a fab time with your mom. Pat x

Ann said...

Stunning love all of it!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, just when you need to tell someone you care. Love all the aspects especially
The gilding flakes. Take care, Jess x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely beautiful
the gilding flakes are fantastic
love them.
Nancyd xx

Christine Hussey said...

Gorgeous card Sue I love the gilding flakes, hugs Christine H xx

Sandybee said...

Simply beautiful Sue, love the colurs of the gilding flakes

xx Sandra

jacqui said...

Love this card sue.

Carol H said...

Gorgeous card, it looks so opulent, the gilding certainly adds the wow factor.

Lesley Sinclair said...

Hi sue wow what a stunning card! The gilding makes this card look so rich and opulent and of course very expensive!! I haven't been brave enough to try gilding yet, it's just the way the flakes fly everywhere! But I'm definitely going to try it with the filigree vase this weekend. Love Lesley x

snowqueen62 said...

STUNNING! I have some gilding flakes but not used them yet. I have a day off work today so will give the gilding a go. Makes the card look extra special.
Hugs Sue x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Wow, stunning gilding, makes the card very opulent. Didn't know Scotch tape could be used. Guess what I will be doing later when shopping all done. SueL

Cornish Emma said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour of the gilding flakes. Emma

Jacquie said...

Stunning Sue! Love the gilding flakes on this one, they make the card look so expensive, so lush!

Love Jacquie J xxx

Maryann said...

Sooooooooo gorgeous Sue. I really love this one, it´s soooo beautiful and well made and I too absolutely love this dieset and also already use it for lots of things here.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, WOW!! WOW!! WOW!!What more can I say! Everything about this card is fabulous!! Hope your enjoying your time at your mom's..xxxxx

Jean Z said...

Love the card and the guilding is gorgeous i love this die you used must get it love Jean Z xx

Joan Donaldson said...

A beautiful card Sue, love the gliding on it. I think I am going to have to get some gliding flakes and give it a go.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I can see why this is one of your favourites it is so beautiful almost makes me want some guilding flakes!!
Best wishes, Pat

Jean Cockburn said...

morning Sue, what a gorgeous card I love the gilding flakes, stunning xxx Jean

Pat W Witney said...

hi Sue

Wow wow wow those gilding flakes look fabulous. This is another must have. The colours in this one look like a photo frame I have with my grand daughters in. I must go and have a look at the range. Nearly forgot the card is fab also, but the gilding flakes really set this one apart.

cats said...

I realy like this one to Sue,stunning is the word for it,love the colour of the gilding flakes !!....Christine xx

Jackie Calvert said...

This is georgous, the guilding is superb, I'd worry about losing some of the embossed detail if I did the guilding after the embossing, I'm not gentle enough!
Love Jackie C XXX

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh my! Your card is absolutely stunning....loved it when I saw it on the show and still love it now I've seen it close up. Love the gilding, I really must give it a go. Love the teal rose on the black bow too.

Love Sheila xx

Carol H said...

Hi Sue,
WOW what a stunning card. Love the colour of the gilding flakes. Waiting for this die to come, will definitely be trying this one.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Wow what a stunning and beautiful card love everything about this card. The sentiment is just wonderful and one which cover such a lot, when you want someone to know you are there for them, not just thinking about them.
Enjoy the sun Sue, we have snow forecast for us in the Lake District!
Margaret

Marianna Hammer said...

This is quite a bit work, but what an absolutely lovely result.
I wonder if I could manage this :)
Just lovely!

Anonymous said...

I love that guilding Sue, really fabulous. Might be tempted by the cheaper alternative1 Sue of Worcester

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow today's card looks somehow 'regal' like a 'royal announcement' !
I love it, that is a lovely colour of gilding flakes you have used!
I hope you are having an amazing time with your Mum.
Hugs
Sandra xx

Louise Stennett said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card, I love gilding flakes they give such a great finish.
Louise

Louise Stennett said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card, I love gilding flakes they give such a great finish.
Louise

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue lovely must try this x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, A gorgeous card again. Love the foil background. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Hanneke said...

This card is amazing! I love the foil color effect! Hugs, Hanneke

darcydaydream said...

Those gilding flakes are amazing...can't seem to get them anywhere though! :-(
Have a great weekend.
Christine in Darcy....xx

Margaret Lycett said...

Hi Sue
This card is beautiful, and I am sure that it looks even more stunning in reality.
Margaret L

Jane said...

Beautiful and opulent card lovely.

Jane xx

Victoria said...

Wow. Great card and great description of the techniques used. Will this one ever be put up for auction??!!

Sue Yorkshire said...

MOrning Sue

Lovely card today, the sentiments are especially lovely

Sue xx

Lizzie Shakespeare said...

Hi Sue
Beaut of a card Love it
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW, gorgeous card, so opulent, the gilding is scrummy the Blue Tiger give a stunning effect, will give Beverley's technique a try. Love the teal rose and the die is so delicate. We know you care and we care back. Hope you and Mom are having a great catch up.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Sue Parish said...

Like it? I LOVE it! What a wonderful card - it couldn't fail to cheer anyone who was having a bad time to receive such a beautiful card with such lovely sentiments.
Of course it's your skills as a very gifted crafter and card maker we are commenting on, but I have to say - only a very nice person could make such a very thoughtful card,
Sue xx

Sue C said...

Wow,wow,wow, absolutely stunning xx

Joanne2403 said...
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Joanne2403 said...

Elegent Sue, very elegent , almost regal looking, puts me in mind of an invitation to huge event, not that I have been lol, but what I imagine something like the Queen would send out hehe.... well I can dream can't I lol
Wonderful card, great for guy cards too... tfs hun x

Ita said...

Good Morning Sue from a very,very, cold Ireland,fantastic card ,love the gilding flakes,and colours,and the sentiment is wonderfull.I hope you are having a nice time with your Mom and family.
Smiles
Ita

syy said...

I'm not surprised so many people have left great comments.

What a beautiful card - love all your tips - thank you for sharing these.

Syy

Natasha said...

Absolutely love this one Sue, everything about it is just gorgeous. Hugs xNx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

What a gorgeous card, love the gilding and the die you have used.

Geraldine S

Laura O said...

a stunning card ,love the way the gilding flakes work and look.Laura O

utilitygirl said...

Stunning card Sue, love the gilding flakes and you usual wonderful bow and flowers. Great x

iggy said...

great tips in the write up.made mental notes of them BUT always have 'you' to come back to IF i forget them ...lol.....lovely card & lovely colour of the gilding.

Helen Barker said...

Truly gorgeous,stunning card.
Helen Bx

foxyg said...

Stunning card.

Howdy said...

Could be at home in Versailles!

Dorothy Fox said...

Stunning card- love the Flakes
Dot x

Maggie said...

Isn't this card posh? I love it, and the colour of that rose and a great sentiment. Very clever as always. xx

Gail said...

Stunning card and luv the Filigree delight die - another for the list and I am going to give the scotch tape and gilding a go as I have the sheets from a previous show in the same colour way - luv it xx Gail T xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue another gorgeous card today. There are so many techniques to try and not enough time. Jackie

Anonymous said...

Quite special! Susan x

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card, I love the gilding flakes on this.

Christine Linnett said...

I have long been waiting for a project to use my guilders flakes on x now I have found it x thanks sue x
Hugs from Chris

salem said...

woow card love all

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Love it - stunning.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

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Jill Liddle said...

An absolutely stunning card. Love everything about it.

Carol Yates said...

Lush and elegant.
Carol.x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
What a stunning card, the Filigree Delights die looks gorgeous covered in gilding flakes I love everything about todays card.
Best wishes Brenda Lel

Last time I remember you using these gilding sheets (it was Happy Birthday Heather) I searched the internet to find them - THANK YOU at last have managed to order them from Creative Expressions BUT will only use them for special occasions!

Jackie Meechan said...

I love love love this card, it's gorgeous. hugs
Craftyjacq x

carol e said...

Hi Sue in a word, stunning! Love it all

Vie Carter said...

this card is absolutely beautiful

Vie
x

Sonia Jones said...

WOW i love this card. I love the way the gilding flakes look. Stunning. Hugs Sonia x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice card, good one for men.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is absolutely stunning!! Love Sam xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Wow!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Sue, love this card - never thought about double sided tape before - DAH!!!!
God bless
JanNxx

Hellma said...

Lovely card, love that die.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! What an amazing card !! I love all the guilding flakes. It makes the card look so classy and elegant. There are quite a few layers to this card but I think it makes the card look very rich and expensive !! I love the sentiments, bow, tag, and especially the handmade rose. I think the guilding has bought the black and cream card to
life !! I like the filigree die set to. I bought some guilding flakes from your stall at Alley Palley and have been to scared to use them but I really want to make a card with them now !! Have a lovely day love Tres x x x

lynda said...

Hi Sue this is a very classy card looks so rich with the gilding flaks stunning. I love this die set and will try and make a card with the gilding flakes as not used them yet thanks for the tip with the double sided tape.
Hugs Lynda xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Love the die you have used and the gilding flakes. Looks very opulent and expensive.

Crafty Lark said...

Beautiful card. xx Flora

Shazza said...

wow I love this card. The gilding is beautiful and I love the sentiment, where is that from?
Gorgeous colours x

fame01 said...

very detailed card very elegant to say the least .. huugs sarah

Denise said...

Your cards are amazing.

Denise said...

Your cards are amazing.

Barbara said...

Absolutely gorgeous, the gilding is beautiful!!!

Michelle said...

Stunning, stunning card Sue. I love using my gilding flakes.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is a lovely card and could not fail to raise the spirits of the recipient.

I am really liking the emboldened text to show us what you have used, I think it works very well.

Frances

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
This is a sumptious, gorgeous card- I love everything about it. The gilding is stunning. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

HI Sue,
this card is absolutely beautiful
those gilding flakes look lush havent tried them yet
Sue x

karenlotty said...

I thought I'd already posted but can't see it so I hope I'm not repeating myself Beautiful card Love the gilding flakes Keep saying I must treat myself Definitely going to get some now My poor bank balance!

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful!

Uta said...

Wow, your card is amazing. I love the gold on it!
Hugs. Uta

Meg said...

I love today's card Sue...

Margaret O
xxx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, a fabulous card today , it looks so regal with the guiding flakes. I love it x

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, apologies for being awol for a few days but I have had a manic week at work. Hope you are well and having a fab time with your Mum. What a treat you have given us today. This card is absolutely amazing. Truly stunning. Kind regards Joanne K x

Janice K said...

A stunning and very ornate card. x

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
What an amazing card this is absolutely stunning and so pretty with the gilding flakes. I love the gilded filigree frame.
The bow and flower really set off the card and the sentiments on the centre oval and tag are lovely.
Love this card Sue I must use my gilding flakes more!

Hope you are having a wonderful time with your mom and rest of family.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card. You say Cosmic shimmer gilding flakes in summer meadow would give a similar effect but I can't find them anywhere. Any suggestions?
Thanks for inspiration
Margaret McK

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, I saw this on the show but it looks even better here!

Mol x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
What can I say but WOW this is Sooooo nice I love it
Ordered this die last week never thought of using building flakes like this but will now
Take Care
Theresa xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful textured card love the guilding flakes and the whole design of this card , stunning!
Hugs
Jean D

Vivi Morais said...

Perfect, perfect, perfect... I'm in love with this cards!!

magpie said...

Oh "Wow!" Sue, beautiful, just beautiful. The gorgeous colour of the gilding flakes are stunning and how great to know that you have the similar cosmic shimmer flakes at a cheaper price! I love the die, the rose, the ribbon, the pins and the sentiment is just beautiful. I just love words that speak to and from, the heart. We care for you too! Will have to try Beverley's tip, thank you Beverley! Gorgeous!!! xx Love Karen xx

lauramatthews171 said...

Beautiful card and sentiment.

Wendy Thompson said...

I have just found your site and absolutely love it. Your cards are stunning and your tutorials are very easy to follow. I look forward to many more hours of enjoying your cards.

margaret mcdonald said...

Sue - Help me please - there are the two black mats and then a white mat - is that correct - and then the gilded die? sorry if I'm stupid! Maggie

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Aurora said...

Love this card! The colours are gorgeous and the colour of the gilding flakes makes it really pop. I've got a selection of gilding flakes, which I've yet to use......so many ideas and so little time play! Have a great day.
Dawn x

CandJCardsand Invitations said...

Beautiful. Can't wait to buy some gilding flakes x

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, just got to see the card today - have been putting together objections to a planning application next door to me from a developer who has brought the house and wants to build another house in the garden. The first application was for two houses that was rejected, so fingers crossed this one will be too.

Anyway, another great card Sue and the gilding flake looks superb and although these are not your usual colours it is stunning.

Happicraftiness to you.

Susan White said...

Lovely sentiment and really pretty colours in the gilding flakes!

Susan

Leanne said...

WOW! Stuning.

Diane Mortimer said...

Cool, love the metallic feel.
Diane from glasgow