Friday, 21 June 2013

Thank You For Being There

Morning my crafty friends!  I seem to be coming across all sorts of cards that I had forgotten about.  This one is a soft girlie card that features the Gold Element One corners (so, so pretty aren't they!)  I started with a piece of peach coloured card and I actually embossed it first with my Basketweave embossing folder.  I then cut the centre using the decorative insert dies from the Adorning Squares.  Ordinarily, I would cut first so as not to flatten the embossing.  However, I was concerned that the detail in the decorative cuts would tear if I embossed them after cutting, leaving holes in the pretty pattern.  The embossing was deep enough that it wasn't really bothered.  Next, out of milk coloured card, I cut two of the Gold Element One corners using the outside cutting triangle with them.  I glued them top and bottom so the tips met in the centre.  I stamped my sentiment on milk coloured card and cut it out with the smaller die from the Adorning Squares.  I inked it lightly before removing it from the die with Antique Linen distress ink.  I mounted it on the diagonal across the centre of my card.  I added a double milk mat with an inner pierced layer to frame my card.  I finished it off with a row of 5mm cream flatback pearls down both sides of the card and some smaller 3mm pearls to the sentiment tag.  Perfect for a friend who loves all things girlie!  Finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" in size.

Just a quick reminder that Julia Watts has shows today at 11am on Ideal World and 4pm on Create and Craft.

  Be sure to check back tomorrow for a sneaky peek at one of my samples for my shows on Sunday!  All for now. Sue x






170 comments:

Pam said...

Pretty fresh and very girlie, love it.

Linda said...

What a beautiful card
hugs Linda

CraftyAnn said...

A lovely card which shows off the embossing folder as well as the dies. I'm so looking forward to the show on Sunday.
Take care.

TDQ Karen said...

What a great card. glad that you will be back on tv this weekend, will be watching out for you xx

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue
You know this card is beautiful. I love the way you have cut the background. As for the adorning squares such a lovely die!
This is a great card and as you say very girlie!
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. A lovely colour choice.
Looking forward to your show.
Best wishes
Anne O

kitty davies said...

Hi Sue thank you a realy beautiful card cant wait for Sunday hugs Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Love the way that you have no rules, Sue, you just go for it. Would never have thought of cutting an intricate die into an embossed background, it works so well. And those corners - well, wish list again! A gorgeous card.

'P' in Wales

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Oh soooooooooo girlie and I love it.
Your embossing folder is really showing itself off.
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday - its been toooooo long.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a lovely card and loving the colour combo. Cannot wait for your shows! Take Care Love Michelle xxx

tracy w said...

Morning sue
What a beautiful card great girlie one thank you

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, aqnother fantastic girlie card. Can't wait for Sundays shows I think we are geting withdrawal symptons
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, great card, love the colourway. Looking forward to seeing you on tv again. Bx

Joanne Page said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful card, glad to see you will be on on Sunday.

Hugs
Joanne x

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, great card. Have a great day. Sally x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - It's pink and it's pearlie and it's a must try! Lovely. Looking forward to a sneaky peek tomorrow
Rgs
Clare W

Rachel Taylor said...

Very pretty card today , i love how you weave everything together .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous a very creative use of a corner die. I will be watching Julia today and I'm looking forward to seeing you on Sunday. Love Jackie

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, perfect girlie card like you say. Recorder set for Sunday and will be great to see you back on screen.
Wet day her today :))).

Love June
xxx

foxyg said...

Gorgeous card, lovely pastel colouring.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Fabulous card but not a peach fan. Still a fabulous card. x

Maggie said...


Hi Sue
Gorgeous card in pastel hues, would look good in any colour great design

MaggieH

nuttinanni said...

Another very beautiful and delicate looking card.I adore it. Cherylx

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a pretty card i must say you have used my faverite dies. Love thevcolours that you have used. Looking forward to sheeing what you have for us on sunday. Take care xxx

Debs A

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card - can 't wait to see you on our screens again Sunday. So looking forward to it even thogh I will have to record it as I'm working. Oh we'll I just hope ther will be something left.
Beverley W

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card. Have all the "ingredients" for this apart from the basket weave embossing folder so might give this a go as I've got a girlie card to make. I'll just have to substitute another folder. Thanks for the idea Sue. Looking forward to Sunday.

jacqui said...

Lovely card Sue.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Such a delicate look. Love the way you use intricate dies on embossed paper! Only two sleeps now, and a sneaky peek tomorrow. What a lovely weekend. Take care.

lainey said...

love the delicate look to this card Sue!! lainey x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, These corner dies are so pretty, this is lovely and girlie. Looking forward to the weekend show.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A lovely card again, subtle colours, very girlie, love the basketweave folder. Looking forward to the sneeky peek tomorrow, and Sundays shows, I hope you don't tempt me too much, my purse is abit light at the moment, hee hee.
Have a great day everyone.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Lis Kervill said...

Good Morning, Sue,
Technically for me a supreme card using my very favourite dies.
Cannot wait to Sunday and watching you at work with your magnificent attention to detail.
Hugs,
Lis xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I LOVE THIS !! Loving the soft peach card, it marries beautifully with the milk card. The embossed background together with the embossed adorning squares, is so very beautiful. I love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Bosquie said...

Another beautiful card.The colours are so beautifully feminine.Roll on Sunday,you've been off our screens for too long.Briiliant idea to incLude Pinterest.XX

Hellma said...

Stunning card, love the embossing folder.

karenlotty said...

Love the idea of embossing AND cutting Wud never hav thought of that Really must try and think out of the box more often Wud love to know what your check list is Sue Is it a) colour? b)die? c)cut? d)stamp? LookIng fwd to Sunday

Marion Bull said...

Very pretty card, I really will have to buy the corner dies! Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, t hasn't been the same!!

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and I just adore that corner die, as they are doing christmas does that mean I can buy from my christmas wish list?
Happy crafting and looking forward to Sunday.
Love Tina x

Victoria said...

Love the gold corner dies, they're so versatile. The basketweave folder is also stunning. Looking forward to seeing you on TV again this weekend. Seems like an age since you were on!

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue so simple and elegsnt love the design and colour's xx hazel

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Another beautiful card I have set my recorder for your shows because I am away until Sunday evening.
Hugs x
Heather T

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Another winner, love the basket weave background, and great use of the corners.
Looking forward to Sundays show.
Gail Cx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This card is fab. Good to have you back on the tube... Yeah

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the way you have used the die and embossing folder. I'm home today so looking forward to Julia's shows and also yours on Sunday, though I may have to play catch up as we are usually out catching up with family on Sundays! Great to have you back on our screens..we need another CE POTW!
Hugs, Carole Z X

mell said...

Gorgeous sue! Very girlie! X

Phi said...

The intricate details are so lovely.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card, so girlie, I love the triangles I have three now and use them constantly. Looking forward to watching Julia and of course our Sue on Sunday
Hugs
Carol x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another fabulous card although not a fan of peach. So looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, you have been away far too long! Love Jean xxx

Celina Dee said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Gorgeous as usual Sue. You continually surprise me with the ingenuity of your designs. :) :)

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, this is gorgeous! I'm hoping to make one just like it as a get well card for my Mum who has been poorly. I love all your cards but especially when I've already got the dies used, like this one!
Love Judy M

Faith Button-Smallman said...

Good morning Sue,
This card is right up my street. It's soft, delicate and beautiful and PINK!
Crafty hugs, Faith xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Pretty stunning card. Seems to be the same description every day!! Well done.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card, love the way you have die cut into the embossed background, going to try this today, I would never have thought of doing it.
More dies for my wish list.
Looking forward to your Sunday shows.
Lydia
X

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Sue, wonderful design and dies. Such beautiful colours too, Kate x

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the Peach colour, really shows up the basket weave folder.

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card ,the corner dies are gorgious and no big bow taking over yeh!.
Marion H

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love the peach and cream colours so delicate.
The Corner die is one of my favourite's will try using it this way looks stunning with the embossed background I love your A4 embossing folders so easy to use and you can make the background all in one with no risky joins he he please can we have a Christmassie one ???? perhaps snowflake :-) :-)

Hugs Annx without an "e"

craftygardener said...

Lovely Sue. Fresh colours. Looking forward to Sunday! x

Floss said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely soft card, another one that can be used for different occasions. X

hollyberry said...

So pretty and a definitely girlie card.

gwen70 said...

stunning Sue, look forward to seeing you Sunday, it's been a long time

Sue Gee said...

What a pretty combination of effects!

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue this is a lovely card and the peach colour is very soft and feminine,I haven't tried cutting a die out of embossed card yet so must give it a go. Looking forward to Julia's shows later and I can't wait to see your shows on Sunday it seems like forever since you've been on our screens!! Love Lesley x

Anonymous said...

A really pretty card Sue. Love this basketweave embossing and I haven't thought about cutting out afterwards so will give this a try. Will be watching Julia today and looking forward to seeing you back with us on Sunday. YvonneMayxx

Sandybee said...

Most definitely my sort of card, so girlie

xx Sandra

Maryann Laursen said...

WOW Sue, such a beautiful card here again. YHowdo you keep comming up with sooo many new ideas all the time? I´m truely amazed every single day and always sooo many beautiful cards to show us. YOU are just amazing. Can´t wait to see you on sunday.

Joanne K said...

Hi sue, a pretty card today. Looking forward to tomorrow's sneak peak. Kind regards Joanne K x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card and another way to use those corner dies. Will look forward to your shows
Audrey x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card, very pretty soft colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely beautiful
and the corners look great like
this and the pink and milk go really
nice together, looking forward to
seeing Julia later and you on sunday
will have them set to record incase
I have to go out.
Nancyd xx

Lindsay Martin said...

arghhh Sue. I love all your cards, I seem to get so repetitive with my comments, but I shall say it anyway, lovely.... looking forward to Sunday yay!!!!! :-)

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
A delightful, girlie card today in lovely soft colours. Just gorgeous.
Erica x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very girlie card, the peach and white are so fresh, love this embossing folder, another for my wish list, take care, roll on Sunday! Jess x

nannapat said...

Lovely classic design Sue. I think I will have to get that corner die! Pat x

Cornish Emma said...

gorgeous card

cats said...

Morning!! Beautiful card...must get myself some corner dies,gorgeous.All showes set to record,it's been such a long time!!...Christine xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
the card is so soft and girly i adore it ,i have the record on the shows carnt wait be great to see you back . hugs sarah ..xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the corner dies. Looking forward to sneak peeks tomorrow.

Clare x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning!! Love the corner die and the pink and white is just so girlie and pretty.
Can't wait to see you and your demos back on TV.

Love Sheila xx

hotpotato said...

roll on Sunday so I can watch your shows.

nattyboots said...

How Beautiful, i love the pale pink and the pearls set it off a treat

Elaine H X

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, Very pretty card. Love the dies you have used. The basket weave is gorgeous.
Looking forward to your show.
Have a great day.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely pretty, delicate ornate card. Look forward to the shows. X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card love the gold elements die and the adorning squares and the embossed background. Not long till Sunday!!!
Best wishes, Pat

Maggie said...

Hello. What a lovely card very intricate and yet not fussy. Clever you. xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, what a great card. Looking forward to Sunday as getting swws ( Sue Wilson withdrawal symptons)Lol Lynne M x x x

Jackie Calvert said...

Lovely card, the die within the basket weave is a very intersting technique. will deffinatley try something similar.
Love from Jackie C XXX

SusanP, Kent said...

This is very, very pretty. I wasn't keen on the 'Gold Elements' when they launched, but I do like this one it's gorgeous and makes a fabulous statement. Can't wait for the sneaky peek!
Sue

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the embossing folder. Have a good day x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue,Very pretty just love it.love Jean Zelei xxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty girly card. I love those corner dies. Looking forward to Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Very pretty and girlie card - Love it.
Val C xx

Lacelady said...

Love those corners, so glad you are finding lots of forgotten cards.

June Fletcher said...

Such a beautiful card Sue. I love it

June x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
a beautiful girlie card. Lovely.
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, Really shows off the embossing folder well. Love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

A stunning card today Sue, I just love these colours together and use them a lot, hugs Liz c x

Sonia Jones said...

This is a lovely girly card. It just shows how versatile this folder is as originally it was like "oh this is great for a man's card" But obviously done in other colours beside silver and bronze where it looks like metal, it turns out just fine!Looking forward to seeing you on C&C hugs Sonia x

weefortune said...

lovely very delicate card today.

Elaine x

Margaret said...

Morning Sue
Yet another beautiful card I love this embossing folder it is so versatile it if lovely for a girl card but equally so for a male card.
Cannot wait until Sunday counting the days!
Margaret corgi owner

Vick said...

Hi there Sue, this is definitely my kind of card, all feminine and frilly looking. I finally got enough pennies together to buy adorning squares and radiant rectangles, they should arrive today, I cannot wait to play with them and see what I can achieve with them, you are such a bad influence on my purse but I love yer!!! LOL.....this is such a beautiful card I hope I make half as good as you! Hugs and hope to see you soon, Vick xxx
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Anonymous said...

Wow Sue what a stunner. I will have to get that corner die, I have been admiring it for a while now. Looking forward to your shows on Sunday, I am sure we are in for a treat, Edwina

redfox said...

Oh, I love it! I'm going to have to try this one. It's so pretty and just beautiful. Looking forward to Sunday. Love Sarah

Sandra F said...

It's stunning Sue. xx

Helen Barker said...

Very pretty card.Can't wait for Sunday.
Helen Bx

Carol H said...

Hi Sue
Wow, what a gorgeous card, love these dies and the embossing folder. The colour is very girly.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT A COMBINATION OF EMBOSSING AND DIES. MAKES THE CARD LOOK SO COMPLICATED TO MAKE AND TAKEN YOU AGES LOL YOUR SECRET IS SAFE WITH ME. THIS IS ONE I HAVE TO TRY.
BRILL JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Joanne2403 said...

Those dies are gorgeous and the cards produced by them just look amazing, tfs

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, Fabulous card & great tip to emboss 2nd on this rare occasion.

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue . Lovely colour love the dies X

Jennifer Swandells said...

What an absolutely beautiful card Sue, this is one that I want to try out. It is so stunning. Hugs, Jen :-) x
Krafty Keepsakes

Sue B said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the soft colours. Recorder set for your shows on Sunday.

Katie-Louise sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
I love this gorgeous girlie card. It's so very pretty. I love the basket weave embossed background in beautiful peach card ( any chance of sourcing this for us?) the gold elements corner is beautiful also just so very pretty and ornate. The pearls down the sides really finish the card beautifully.

Thank you for this beautiful inspiring card today and all your hard crafting work

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love those delicate corners.
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday's show.
Veronique L

nikkib said...

ooo lovely card Sue love how you have used the corners...... looking forward to seeing you on the TV soon....

Gail said...

What a fab card and luving the basket-weave embossing xx GailT xx

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card.

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
I like lots of the elements but the card is a bit too fussy for my taste.

Margaret O
xxx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue lovely soft card,I love the colour combo., I just love that Die from the gold elements,I have to hide it from my self as all my cards had it on them,I love your A4 embossing Folders, so please cane we see more of them on your works of Art.
This would make a nice baby card.
Smiles
Ita

Oksana said...

Gorgeous Sue, love the colours!x

lorraine (classylady) said...

What a really pretty card Sue, gorgeous colours and love these corners. Will try this one

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Sue C said...

Lovely card. See you Sunday xx

Janice said...

A lovely card Sue, pastel colours are so girlie. Janice x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, I love the pale colours in this. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Katie Lamb said...

beautiful card love the die cuts

lynda said...

A very pretty girly card the basket weave embossing really stands out love it Hugs Lynda xx

Barbara said...

very pretty, looks pink on my laptop!
will watch and record Julia today!!

Laura O said...

a really beautiful card ,Laura O

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love the layering on this one, very effective.

Looking forward to Sunday.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Joan Donaldson said...

A lovely card Sue, looking forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card love the colours.
Looking forward to your shows missed you.
Love Marion x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful delicate card - gorgeous!! Love Sam xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today. How did I miss that you would be back on our screens on Sunday. I shall have to go and check to see what I'm recording. Although I do record everything that says Creative Expressions or Spellbinders. I just love these new embossing folders.

Caron said...

Hello Sue. A very pretty card, like the basketweave background. Xx

greendragon said...

What a pretty card. The corner is absolutely beautiful.

Cardgenie said...

Lovely card Sue. Can't wait for the shows on Sunday. Jean

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Peaches and cream, lovely!. Love the colour scheme. It's a really elegant and feminine card. Look forward to seeing you in my workroom on Sunday, and I will also record in case I miss anything while cooking the roast dinner. Great day all round. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Sue, love the gorgeous colours and the dies and embossing look fabulous together.

Hugs
Linda xxx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card I love these dies and I love the way you have used them and the colours used
Hope you and yours are all well
Take Care
Theresa x

Anonymous said...

love the embossing then cutting, great card

mol x

Janice K said...

Love the ornate and lacy look to this card. x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love today's card so girlie love the peach card and the corner dies are fab. Looking forward to Sunday's shows not too many new dies I hope pennies in short supply at mo!!!!
Hugs
Jean D

Anonymous said...

A really elegant card today Sue, beautiful!!
God bless
JanNxx

Karen said...

Love the embossing folder
Another gorgeous card
Luv
Karen xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the girlieness of this card. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.
Alison B x

Annie said...

Oh very beautiful, as always, Sue! Love the colours, love the emboss/die technique. Looking forward to Sunday!
Hugs Annie

Jean Woodcock said...

lovely card can't wait for the show on Sunday x

Toni Galvin said...

beautiful card the colours are lovely so pretty - Sue where do you get the card from they are such lovely colours. Cant wait for the show on Sundsy xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous card, as you say very girlie, love everything about it. I would never have thought of embossing and cutting. Thank you for all the inspiration you give to us. Will be watching Sunday, the credit card is twitching. Been away today, so missed Julia.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jane said...

Love the delicate look of the card today, very girly.

Jane xx

iReneM said...

Gorgeous - as always :)
x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous textures and love the soft colours

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely girlie card. Looking forward to Sunday

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Very beautiful and Stylish card. Beautiful colours you have used Sue
I watched Julie on both shows which i recorded bought the 5 stamp set and also the bauble stamps which are Stunning. Cant wait to get them. Looking forward to your Sunday Shows
Have a lovely weekend Sue
Take care
Hazel G

Anonymous said...

hello sue. another lovely card i really like the gold element one
and the embossing folder, such a pretty colour you/ve chosen for todays card.roll on sunday lol sending love from christine c xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love how you have used the corner dies. The colours are so soft. just love all of if
Looking forward to tomorrow's post.
Love Brenda Lel xxx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, looks pink on my laptop!
Great stamps on Julias shows today, looking forward to your shows on Sunday!!!

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, love the corner die.
Donna Jones

Vie Carter said...

Lovely soft colours and wonderful use of this corner die

Looking forward to seeing you back on the tv

Great card

Vie
x

magpie said...

Hi Sue! Hello everyone! This is so pretty Sue. I love the corner dies, they are gorgeous. It's wonderful that you keep finding these gems that you forgotten about. I can imagine it feels like your birthday when they turn up! Also loving the sentiments as always. They mean such a lot. Will look forward to seeing you on Sunday Sue! It seems like forever since we saw you....can't wait! xx Love Karen xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Today's card is very pretty !! I love the colours , I love the dies , I love it all !! it is just beautiful. I can't wait to see you on tv on Sunday. Lots of love Tres x x x

Carol H said...

very pretty, feminine card today.

Paper Junkie said...

So looking forward to your show on Sunday Sue. I will need some R and R after my big day tomorrow Sat) as I am singing a big solo in our choir's summer concert. Lovely cards this week - thank you. X

Sandy H said...

Such a pretty card. Looking forward to watching your shows on Sunday .

dragonswing said...

So pretty! I love the filigree.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the background.x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

I loved this card, I have all the dies you used so will be trying this one when I have my day off on Monday.

Ginnie

Diane Mortimer said...

Beautiful
Diane from Glasgow xx

ambretteir8 said...

Hi Sue
Love this card gives me great ideas on how to use my new dies another stunning card thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas
Anne

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I am new to blogging, but could not resist commenting on your beautiful card, when I purchased my Grand callaber I received the gold dies but apart from trying them out I have not used them but on seeing your work I shall certainly use them along with other dies I have accumulated. crafty hugs Elizabeth x