Sunday, 5 May 2013

Miss You

Hello everyone!  When I first was sent the prototypes for my new A4 embossing folders (after doing a bit of a happy dance, that is! LOL), I embossed a piece of my soft gold card with the Sea Garden embossing folder.  I was completely smitten with it and then I used a Black Soot Distress ink pad over the top of it and I knew I was in love!  I just adore the antique look it gives that soft gold card and the embossing was the icing on the cake for me.  I used a portion of the sheet to create this simple card.  I matted it on white to brighten it and add balance too.  I used the Stately Circles (the regular sized set, not the Grands)  for my focal element.  This is another beautiful set too.  I used the largest die, skipped one and then used the two smaller dies to create this.  Once cut, I used the Sea Garden folder again to give it texture.  I left the dies in place, so that means I had to leave my folder open so it did not get cut into.  I placed them on my open folder, laid the tan mat over them and added a few sheets of card to make up for the depth that I lost from the folder being open.  Then I cover it with my raspberry plate and rolled it through my GC.  The embossing will only show on the areas that are not covered by the dies left in place.  I used some foam mounting to create different heights in the circles to make it more interesting.  I stamped my sentiment on soft gold card then positioned my circles over it.  I used a piece of white silky crush ribbon down the centre of the card and tucked the ends to the back and taped them.  I added a double bow below my focal element and finished it with a pearl embellishment and black stick pins.  I gave the card a double mat of black card and pierced the inner mat with my piercing ruler.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.
  Time for Sunday's comment game winner to be announced!  We had two extra sets of qualifying posts this week as well.  The week's winners are:
PaulineA!!!
Christine Hussey!!!
Kate's Cards!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Sat. April 17th, the winners are:
Happy2Craft!!!
Clarissa!!!
Michelle Lock!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Monday the 29th, the winners are:
Carole Jeffery!!!
Edwina!!!
Caron P28!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prizes!   Thanks for a great week!  All for now, Sue x








164 comments:

TDQ Karen said...

What a great effect the sooty ink gives, super card xx

Pam said...

Another stunning card. Love the embossing folder - gives a lovely effect.

Wilma Brown said...

Beautiful card, I too love the gold card and the black ink on the embossing folder is fab. Congrats to the winners especially Michelle at Happy2craft.

Wilma x x

Janice K said...

Well I knew that there had to be a plus side to being unable to sleep and that's being one of the first to admire your daily creation Sue! This card is so pretty and as I've just purchased the Sea Garden embossing folder, I'm particularly pleased to see it used in such a stunning card. x

hollyberry said...

Love the and love your embossing folders.

melanie said...

Stunning card sue I haven`t used this folder yet ,I used your little heart one and love it .Melanie

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous card I love your soft gold card especially when it's embossed. I still haven't got your embossing folders because I'm away and not at home for delivery, but it's the first thing on my list.
Hugs x
Heather T

christine linnett said...

early bird comment from me Sue x just off to work x another inspirational card x congratulations to the winners x hugs x Chris

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - a very organic and textural card today I think - lovely.
Rgs
Clare W

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I love those embossing folders and use them often, thanks for having them created... This card is stunning. Nice job! Another sunny day in Kent.

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue another stunning card love the look of this embossing folder. I would never thought of putting black soot on the gold card but it works well together. Take care. Xxx

Debs A

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. A lovely morning and a lovely card.
I sadly missed out on the c&c multi buy on the folders but a couple are on my birthday list for this month.
Hope everyone enjoys the bank holiday sunshine.X

Eemeli said...

Stunning card. Love the embossing folder.

Congrats to all the lucky winners!

Anonymous said...

What a great card Sue and the bonus is I have the embossing folder and the dies you have used, also the gold card, so am ready to go!! So looking forward to seeing samples with the rest of the embossing folders too. For once we have a sunny Bank Holiday weekend here which is very welcome.
Best wishes YvonneMayxx

jacqui said...

Great card ,the back ground look s really interesting .

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
You have really made my bank holiday - an absolute stunner of a card.
Happy holday with your mum
Hugs, Rose

kimberley said...

Card looks very pretty Sue and I guess you could use any sentiment,take care,x.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card, you are an inspiration to us all giving us an insight into your ideas and skills.
I haven't got this folder but it is on my next want list.
Have a lovely weekend with Mum, hope the sun is shining like it is here.
Huhs Carol xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Beautiful card once again, I have that folder but have not actually used it on project..........guess what I will be doing today.
Congrats to all the winners especially Michelle (Happy 2 Craft) who needs a little bonus just now
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, WOW, loving your new embossing folder on the soft gold card with the black soot DI atop, looks fabulous.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jacquie said...

Such a lovely card again Sue, I love this folder, missed out on them last time but hopefully will be able to purchase them soon. the sea garden is one of my favorites and it goes so well with this design.
Black and gold always look very elegant.

Thank you

Jacquie J xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue what a stunning card love the embossing folder and dies thanks Tracy w x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

So love that background and the effect you've given it. X

Carole Z said...

This is lovely Sue, I love the effect of the black soot distress ink over the embossing - that you for the inspiration, Carole Z X

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue thank you for such a gorgeous card today. I am making invites for a friend this weekend. When I've finished them I'd like to try something like this. Jackie

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue x x

Heather said...

My Oh My!

You never cease to amaze me. I am so sure now that we are on some cosmic link you and I!

I have the ink pad the card and the embossing folder on my craft desk t try this. I loved the effect you got when you demoed it and that was my challenge for today!!!! Spooky or what???

Love everything about this card Sue and I too love the effect on the soft gold card!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow gorgeous card Sue, and I have got to try doing that background it is elegant.x

Annie said...

Fabulous, Sue. The soot on gold is a fantastic effect. Love everything about it.
Hugs
Annie

Rachel Taylor said...

Beautiful card ! I live the sea garden folder , i missed out on it on its launch ,can't wait to get it.
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card I adore the soft gold and colouring it with the black soot makes it look antique. I have your A4 folders and not played with all of them yet so today it will be giving this one a try out as I also have the stately circles dies. Weather bit miserable today so I guess its a play day for crafting.

Congrats to all the lucky winners


Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card I adore the soft gold and colouring it with the black soot makes it look antique. I have your A4 folders and not played with all of them yet so today it will be giving this one a try out as I also have the stately circles dies. Weather bit miserable today so I guess its a play day for crafting.

Congrats to all the lucky winners


Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, We miss you too! Lovely card, do love that embossing folder, altogether a very striking card. Love Jean xxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Another great card, love it.
Lydia
X

Leanne said...

Beautiful!

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
I too have this folder and I love it, todays card really shows it off, beautiful. Me thinks I need some more circle dies too, lol.
Thank you Wilma and Patricia, I missed seeing my name until I started reading the comments, I had to scroll back up, OMG, I have been picked, THANK YOU SUE, you have certainly made my day, hee hee.
Have a great Bank Holiday everyone.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love your embossing folders have got them but haven't used them yet but will be definitely trying this card the sea garden looks stunning in the gold card with the black ink. Thanks for all the great ideas.
Hugs
Jean D

beachie said...

Hi Sue
That background is fantastic, its a great folder. Beautiful card altogether.
Audrey x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, What a beautiful effect. The soft gold is great and with the black soot gives a really soft vintage finish, I love it.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anne Crawford said...

A very handsome card, I love the soft gold with the black soot over the embossing it's so effective .

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card have added the folder to my wish list.
Happy crafting and congratulations to all the winners.
Love Tina x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. I love this embossing folder and the way you have done it on the soft gold card really brings it to life. Well done to all the winners.
Love Jan x x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, love the softness of the embossed gold card.

Donna Jones

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
We have a beautiful sunny morning her just for a change.
This is the first time I have seen the sea garden used and wished now that I had kept that one out of my bundle -I kept the basket weave and tapestry and my crafty friends shared the other four. Will certainly be buying this one when stocks are available.
I love the format and the colours - although I'm not a great fan of dark cards today's gift looks really regal and makes the statement 'I'm here'.
Congrats to all winners - enjoy your goodies.
Janet x

Bosquie said...

What a fabulous background the new embossing folder makes. Very different and very effective. Love the colour combination and does't the white make the whole thing stand out. A truly luxurious card .xx

karenlotty said...

Congrats to winners Lovely way to show off the embossing I do like that you've highlighted it with the black spot Must find where I can buy that lovely soft gold card I'm on a smart phone & sometimes wonder if I don't see all of the page as to where to buy it from

Sandybee said...

Love that background Sue, another folder to go on my wish list
Congratulations to this weeks lucky winners

Have a good day xx Sandra

Jane said...

That background is amazing Sue....I wish those folders fitted my Big Shot. Happy Sunday x

Anonymous said...

Yes, Sue, that Sea Garden is one splendid folder. Can see I need it. Love it, a real statement card.

'P' in Wales

Clare said...

Beautiful card, very elegant.

Clare x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

A lovely embossing folder , and a beautiful card .

Elaine H X

margaret mcdonald said...

Hi Sue
Always loved that gold card - now I want that embossing folder! So off I go to try and find it
Stunning Card but I don't have the circles maybe i could use the imperial gold ones?
take care of you!!!
Hugs and Hugs Maggie

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, love all your embossing folders and love the gold and black.

Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Stunning card today, that embossing folder is gorgeous and the black soot on the soft gold card is beautiful

Sue xx

Izzwizz said...

Always love your black and gold cards Sue and this one is no exception. Love the embossing, funny I've been creating a similar looking background with black card and gold gilding wax this week! As my nan used to say "there's more than one way to skin a cat" lol! Congratulations to all the comment game winners. It's may bank holiday weekend here and the roads are jammed according to the news. Hubby is off to a steam fair and I am looking forward to a day's uninterrupted crafting today. Bliss :-) maddy x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a really awesome card, I love the A4 embossing folders. Must get some of that gold card. Congrats to the winners. Bx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card - what a wonderful way to get a vintage feel also fab loads of texture - love it.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love the card, it's just a shame that it looks a bit muddy green on my screen rather that the gorgeous soft gold that I know it is!That's computers for you. Anyway,I try inking the folder because I love the effect it gives. Congrats to all of the winners. Take care.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, stunner again today, love it. I was so so pleased I was able to get your embossing folders. What you have done with them is delightful . Have a great weekend.

Love June
Xxx

Carole said...

Morning Sue, this is beautiful, love that embossing folder so much. like the idea of inking black over the top, gives a great effect. x

rachel said...

stunning card Sue - I absolutely adore that embossing folder - that goes on the must have list xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Would never have thought or have been brave enough to use black ink over the soft gold card. Thanks for sharing, looks great. SueL

fame01 said...

Congrats to all the winners.. great card sue,i have just got the circle dies carnt wait for em to come i have 3 other of your folders but not this one i think its something else on my wish list lol..hugs sarah xx

gwen70 said...

such a lovely embossing folder makes a stunning card, love it

Jane said...

Didn't really no what to do with the sea folder. know have idea with your inspiration. Thank you Sue.

Jane xx

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a beautiful card. I can quite understand why you fell in love with these embossing folders, they are gorgeous :)

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the background and the circles in the centre.

Victoria said...

I really think that the embossing folder is simply stunning and I love what you've done with the black soot over it. This is my type of card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I love the card and my friend and I have feel in love with this embossing folder. I hope you are enjoying your time with your Mom. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card, the soft gold and black soot look brilliant - will definitely have to get some of this along with your embossing folders that I missed out on as I was at work and had to record the show.
Beverley W

Jean Z said...

Love the background your folders are beautiful and the card is lovely i need these folder love Jean Z xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the background effect. GReat card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Cornish Emma said...

Gorgeous card and effect

Jean Cockburn said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, I really love the embossing folder and the colours xxxxx Jean

Jackie Calvert said...

Morning Sue. I think I would have done a happy dance too, your folder is lovely. This card is beautiful. I haven't seen this folder, wonder how that happened!
Take care. Love - Jackie C XXX

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue another stunning card, the new folders are fabulous. Take care, Jess x

snowqueen62 said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card. I love the embossing folders. Yesterday I made two quilted cards following your tutorial using both techniques and they look stunning (even if I say so myself. Lol!!!) Thanks again for all your inspiration couldn't do it without your help.
Hugs Sue x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
I do really like this card. The embossing folder is gorgeous and I really do need it as well as a couple of others - just waiting to find somewhere to buy them! Well done to all of the winners.

Pat S Witney said...

hi Sue

This card looks stunning with the gold on black. I wasn't sure that I would like the sea garden embossing folder. But to see it done with the black soot really makes it pop. This is now on my wanted list. You did this technique with the basket Weave and that looked fab also.

Lacelady said...

Super card, I have all your new embossing plates! Congrats to the winners, (sadly not me)

Maryann said...

Such a gorgeous card here again Sue. I love those kinds here and this is so beautiful as ever.
Big CONGRATS to all the lucky winners this wek too. Hope you´ll enjoy your great prizes ladies.

Hellma said...

What a great card Sue.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Hi Sue,
I just love your card this morning it's stunning...mind you I love all of your cards...I am totally in awe of you. I love the gold card and all of your embossing folders. I went to a craft show in Manchester yesterday and spent a fortune and it's all yout fault! Lol! Congratulations to the winners.

Love Sheila xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Love the embossing folder and highlighting it with the sooty ink makes it pop.

This card is beautiful yet again love your creations. Inspiring.

Hugs Crafty Jacq
xx

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Bad news (for my credit card) - that embossing folder is a "NEED IT" item, am watching out for it now x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful and elegant card.
Gr Elly

Christine Hussey said...

This is stunning Sue and the embossing folder is fab definitely gives it the wow factor.
Being one of the lucky winners has made my day,just the tonic to lift my spirits, thank you so much. Congratulations to all the other winners. Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. Hugs Christine H xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card for today !! I was not sure about your new sea garden folder. I bought tapestry and basket weave instead but seeing this one in all its glory I think I may have to get this one too !! I think the gold card with black distress ink looks wonderful. I like the look of the stately circles to. This one is on my wish list. A truly lovely card. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely bank holiday everyone love Tres x x x

Vick said...

Hi Sue,
I have been waiting & waiting, hoping you would put this card up!! & here it is. When this was shown on the shows I fell in love, that Sea Garden E.F is sublime & I can't afford it yet so its bugging me, lol, & it really looked like an expensive backing paper on t.v & then when you said its an EF I thought "wow I have to have this"!! The black soot really compliments the soft gold card I love so much, have quite a bit of it now from Sam, can't bear the thought of running out, lol, same with the teal & taupe card.
What a beauty this card is & when I get the money to buy the EF I will definitely have a go at this one!! thanks again Sue, for your dedication to showing us something beautiful everyday, we are blessed, have a great Sunday, Hugs & Blessings, Vick xxx

Vick said...

Whoops, where's my manners? I can't believe I forgot to say CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners this week!!! I don't know how I forgot to say that, I do it every week, sorry you lucky people, and again Congrats!!! xx

Laura O said...

these embossing folders are to die for .Love the fact you can emboss the whole piece in one go.Laura O

Carol H said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card. Love the black soot on the embossing looks great. Congratulations to all the winners.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card as always. I've managed to get all your new embossing folders except this one as I wasn't too sure about it, but the more I see it being used- the more I'm liking what I see. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

Brenda Hanlon said...

What a great affect this embossing folder gives and the black soot sets it off.

darcydaydream said...

Love that embossed antique look..another great technique to try..many thanks
Christine in Darcy....xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like this card alot Sue, i bought this folder at Ali-Pali but havent used it yet, but i will.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

The whole effect is stunning Sue.I love the background embossing folder and the addition of the black soot, and the bow and bling what more could a girl want.Just more of the same.

Could anyone tell me how to get my hands on some more A4 folders. Hope you are all having a sunny bank holiday.

Kind regards

Tina x

Joanne2403 said...

I don't know why but although this card is elegant it says sadness to me, deepest sympathy perhaps or some other kind of loss. It may be the colours but even so it is still an elegant card, tfs Sue x

Anonymous said...

Love the background.
Susan x

Lindsay Martin said...

Firstly congratulations to this weeks winners... secondly what a great card today, not too many elements but stunning looking, I really like the soft gold card embossed with your folder... will give it a go. Hope you are having a great weekend with your Family... xx

sued99 said...

What a great embossing folder. Such a pretty card too.

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
Wow...the depth of the embossing, fabulous ! It gives such dimension to a lovely card! Love every element!
Hope you are still enjoying your time at home!

Have a great day

Congratulations to all the winners!

Lara xxx

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, Fabulous Card. I am looking forward to getting my hands on the new A4 embossing folders. I just love this larger size.

Ita said...

Hi Sue Congratulations to all the lucky winners.Sue your new embossing folders are super.I have the Sea grass and the little tiny heart one as you know,they give great dimension to a card.I love using them ,your card to day is stunning that soft gold card is lush, and the white works well with it.
Smiles
Ita

jeffrey bubbles said...

Only have one thing to say about this card and that is STUNNING. Kathy xxxx

Tracie Carmody said...

Absolutely gorgeous x

Craftychris said...

Stunning card, love the folder and congratulations to the winners! xx

nannapat said...

Gorgeous effect with that embossing folder. Congrats to all the winners. Pat x

julie laz said...

lovely sue crafty hugs Julie xx

julie laz said...

lovely sue crafty hugs Julie xx

mell said...

Another lovely card sue xx congratulations to winners x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Love that embossing folder, on my list to buy. Also love the wide frame. Cracking job, love it.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Phi said...

Wow the effect of the black soot distress ink on the embossed gold paper is amazing.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A stunning card, love the embossing with the black soot ink, the soft gold card is beautiful. I did a happy dance too when I bought the Sea Garden and Basketweave embossing folders from Julia Watt's shop, they are gorgeous. Congratulations to the lucky winners, enjoy ladies.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Brakkers said...

Love this card as you have used my favourite embossing folder that I bought from you at Alexandra Palace. Was so pleased it hadn't sold out when I got there. You gave me a sample that day which you had double embossed and inked in black soot which encouraged me to try the same. The A4 folders are brilliant and I have used them lots.

Anne from Leighton Buzzard

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Another lovely card Sue!

Congratulations to the winners.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - You've done it again!(as usual) another great card, thanks.
Val C xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, this is stunning! I love the embossing and then inking it. It is fab card. xxxx

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card, as usual.

Hot & sunny today in Wales. Have a lovely Bank Hol. everyone.

Congrats to the winners.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

TOB said...

Great embossing folder, looks fab. Gorgeous card as always.xx

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, the embossing folder is gorgeous!

nancyd said...

hi Sue, a lovely card and I love this
gold card must get this folder as it looks
great.
Nancyd xx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
love the embossing folder and of course I love the soft gold card!
Love Marg

Michelle Lock said...

Love that embossing folder. I keep using it. Beautiful card and colour combo.

Meg said...

That looks like a super embossing folder.

Margaret O
xxx

Anonymous said...

Sue
The embossing is magnificent. It would suit both genders - we don't often get that in an embossing folder.
Looking forward to seeing more of them and hopefully they will stay around long enough for me to get some.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Sue, love the embossing on the gold card, the ink really makes it pop.

Hugs
Linda xxx

salem said...

stunning

englishrose897 said...

Great cards sue, the black ink over the gold give a stunning effect. Congrats to all the winners. Well done :-)

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

By mistake I signed myself out and the message said I would be asked to sign in after submitting my next comment. I am so new to all this and my son is pulling his hair out at my stupidity.So I am sending another comment. Still love the card.

Even more kind regards

Tina x

Please tell me I am not the only one so lame on the computer.

magpie said...

What a stunning effect the Sea Garden embossing folder gives! I'm not surprised you did the "happy dance" Sue! It looks gorgeous in the soft gold and the black soot just sets it off lovely. Just a stunning card! Congratulations to all the winners! enjoy your prizes! Wonderful! Take care Sue xx Love Karen xx

iggy said...

what a delight to behold.....lovely card.not a sooty ink fan BUT on the gold it is really classy

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the way you have lifted the embossed gold card with the black soot ink gorgeous card
Best wishes, Pat

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, love the black soot on the soft gold card, looks great with the embossing.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, yet another truly beautiful card today, this one I need to try out too!! Hope you are well. Love Sam xxx

loftylass said...

OOOOh Sue I like this a lot. tfs
Hugs
Heather W
x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Gives me ideas on how to this folder.

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. Must get the embossing folders as they make a card look very regal. I love todays card and can.t wait to have a go at it, Congrats to all the lucky winners and hope all the ladies are enjoing the sunshine that we have waited so long for. Sending love christine c xx P.S pam did you sleep in this morning lol i missed your name at the top of the list xx

Anonymous said...

This folder looks like a must but then everything you use, needs to go on my wish list, beautiful card

mol x

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous Sue, that embossing folder is lovely.

Paper Junkie said...

The soft gold card and embossing is stunning - I feel I've been missing out - again! Sadly, craft room and bank account not big enough for everything. X

Gail said...

What a stunning card and, I like you luv using black or your soft gold card and making them look antiqued!! either with inks or gilding wax and I just luv the embossing folder (clever you) xx Gail T xx

Gail said...

What a stunning card and, I like you luv using black or your soft gold card and making them look antiqued!! either with inks or gilding wax and I just luv the embossing folder (clever you) xx Gail T xx

Crafty Nanna said...

Another great card Sue

val jones said...

Good Evening Sue.
So love that embossing foldeer. The card is sensational.

Love Val in Spain xxx

geneve said...

great card cannot wait to see and get my hands on the new emboosing folders will just have to sit tight

Uta said...

Congrats to the winners!
The card looks so great. I love the embossing and the white bow is a real eyecatcher.
Hugs, Uta

Sue Parish said...

Gorgeous card - love the embossing especially.
Congrats to the lucky winners,
Sue xx

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
Love the antique gold look and the embossing folder used I must admit I was very happy when I got these set of embossing folders. I must try this technique of embossing then running a distress ink over it as it looks great.
Love the stately circles centrepiece it looks fab, I had to reread the explanation of how to get the embossing on the circles with the border around to imagine how it was done but that's just me being slow.
I as always love the bow and stick pins as it always finishes the card wonderfully and really sets it off a treat.

Congrats to the winners today.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise Sweetlove

greendragon said...

Loving the Sea Garden embossing folder Sue.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
The embossing folders look really stunning can't wait until I get to own some for myself,
Thanks
Alison x

Christine B. said...

Gorgeous card, just love that embossing. Hugs x ChrisB

carol e said...

Hi Sue great card , love the Sea Garden embossing folder

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Susan White said...

Great effect with the embossed background and inking over it - congrats to all the winners!

Thanks, Susan

Vie Carter said...

Great card, the embossing folders are ace

Vie
x

Diane Mortimer said...

Black and gold are great together
Diane from glasgow

Pearl said...

Wasn't sure about this embossing folder but the way you've used it on this card it looks great Sue, so I'll have to get this one too now!

Craftihappiness to you, love from Pearl

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