Sunday, 8 September 2013

For Someone So Special

Good Sunday morning friends!  At least once or twice a month I go through this ritual where I am absolutely positive that I have posted a card and I search for it only finding it nowhere to be found.  I am sure there will come a day when you let me know that I put one up twice, but I think I am okay for today.  I did demo this card on the tv so maybe that is why it just seems as though I have posted it!  It has a bunch of layers to it so tuck in for the lengthy description or you can just scroll to the bottom of the post to see if your name was drawn as a winner! LOL
I started with a piece of glossy white card to give it a faux mother of pearl look.  To do this, you need to use a cello bag scrunched up in your hand and dab it into some white pearl paint (I used the Ranger Pearl paint), then pounce it lightly over your card.  It really does give it a lovely effect too.  Since I was putting it together with soft gold card pieces, I decided to use a light touch and add some Enchanted Gold gilding wax to the background in spots too.  Once I was happy with the finished piece, I used my Interlocking Circles embossing folder on it to give it some texture.  I matted it on a piece of soft gold card and went to work on the next layer.  I covered a piece of coconut white card with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I used the insert from the Resplendent Rectangle set to cut a pretty pattern in it, then peeled the backing paper off and micro beaded it.  I left a bit of a border on it, but rounded the corners and added some flatback pearls to it and matted it with soft gold card to show through the insert design.  I added mounting foam to the back then centred it on my background.    Next I stamped the Scrolled Vines (CE Stamps To Die For line) and heat embossed it in white.  I cut it out with the matching Labels 30 die.  I cut an additional Labels 30 in soft gold card.  I cut this down the centre then mounted the pieces as a shadow mat for the top and bottom of the original stamped die cut.  I stamped my sentiment and embossed it in gold then cut it out with the Splendid Circles die and mounted it in the centre of my card.  I tied a double bow out of gold silky crush ribbon and added a pearl embellishment to the middle.  I trimmed the ends of the bow and used the leftover bits to make three small flowers for the opposite corner.  These flowers are made by melting the ribbon and gluing them together and finishing them with a pearl in the centre.  To complete the card, I added a double white mat and Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots around the edge to frame it.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 9" in size.

Phew!  Now that is out of the way, on to the winners for the week!  For the first batch, the winners are:
Jess Watson!!!
Jackie Meechan!!!
Crafting Newbie (Barbara H)!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Sept. 2nd, the winners are:
Kayleigh B!!!
Gwen 70!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Sept. 3rd, the winners are:
Fieldsend (June)!!!
Helen Kington!!!

Congratulations all! Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize!  Thank you so much for a fun and lovely week of giveaway prizes, I have thoroughly enjoyed it!  As a bit of an extra special thank you, I thought I would break with tradition and start my sneak peeks tomorrow instead of waiting until the weekend!  I am loving the new stamps, dies and products on the shows on Sunday and can't wait to show them off!  I hope you love them as much as I do!  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

A very beautiful card and lovely for any occasion.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
now thats what is called layered up beautiful thank you congrats to winners take care Kitty

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Congratulations to all the winners!
Lots of layers in this rather special card. Not sure I would do so many, but I do have a thing about micro beads, so maybe I would..
Gail C x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fantastic card love all
the layers and the flowers are great.
Nancyd xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, I don't remember you pouncing on a card on TV!! but what a lovely creation of layers and textures finished off with the pretty "waste" flowers. Have a good day, love from Jackie D

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card. Very detailed which makes it only for a special occasion or someone special.
Lisa x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card I do not remember this card anyway if you show us twice in my eyes it's ok with me all your cards are stunning to look at and you give me some great ideas for cards so please keep them coming thank you Tracy w xx

Debs A said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card i love it i love all the layers on t but im s sucker for this soft gold card ive used it a lot on my christmas cards. But bsck to todays card. I like it cos you have used differant die sets. Sue you are one talented lady you give me so much inspiration with following your advice i have now been able to sell my cards. So i thank you very much. Congratulations to al todays winners take care Sue xx

Debs A

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue,I don't think I've seen it before.

Marleine said...

Morning Hels,

Gorgeous card. Love all the layers. X

Marleine said...

Sorry about the name. Of course I meant good morning Sue.

Just full of the work shop I went to yesterday with Hels.x

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, I do love those ribbon flowers and the layers are lovely. Congratulations to all the winners xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card it has all my favourite products micro beads, soft gold card, silky crush ribbon and Spellbinders. I love the faux marble technique something else I must try. It doesn't matter if you post twice I'd stil enjoy looking again. I can't wait for your show its been so long, I know things will jump in my basket lol. Congratulations to all the winners, Sue you are such a kind and generous person.
Hugs x
Heather T

Christine Harrop said...

Such a gorgeous layered card Sue. Christine x

weefortune said...

GM Sue Lovely Card, have a great day x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful card, lots going on x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Another fabulous creation - lots of layers so lots to draw the eye and with the micro beads very textural.
Amanda x

Rachel Taylor said...

Hi sue i've been on holiday so not been on here for ages ,i missed your daily cards ! Todays is lovely ,my favourite colours !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Rachel Taylor said...

Hi sue i've been on holiday so not been on here for ages ,i missed your daily cards ! Todays is lovely ,my favourite colours !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love the mother of pearl effect on this card, it is really stunning. Beautiful card for any occasion. Love Jean xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
from a beautiful but cold and crisp my part of Sheffield.
As you say a bunch of layers but well worth the effort.
my favourite layer of today's beautiful gift is the first with the shine. Will have to try this technique.
Today's the day my great Grandson is due to arrive so am waiting patiently for news or not!
Congratulations to all the luck winners - enjoy your goodies.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Yes, Sue, phew!! What a lot of work to make a really special card - have to be for someone special too. Lovely colours and lots of layers. Flowers, bow, pearls. micro beads etc etc - all my favoutite things.
Must do more cutting into the card rather than cutting out with the dies.

'P' in Wales

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is very special I keep going back to have another look it is so gorgeous. Congratulations to all the winners this week. I'm looking forward to your shows soon. Love Jackie

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue what a stunning card. All the work was definitely worth

Sonia Jones said...

Today's card is stunning. Congrats to the winners hugs Sonia x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, love all the layers only do that on special cards for my Mum as posting would cost too much.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Just getting ready to go to the Ross paper show in Hull.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Gold and white is such an elegant colour combination.
Thank you for your inspiration.
Veronique L

karenlotty said...

Lovely card in classic colours and style

Jean Z said...

Lovely card Sue I love the pearl look will have a go love Jean Z xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love the multiple layers, great idea for using the cello bag. Congrats to all the winners. Bx

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

WOW! This is one special card that would fit any occasion, beautiful, a lot of work but worth it.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another fabulous technique. Love the pearlised look - where do you think these things up!!!! What a great result. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - I must try the MOP technique - looks really efective
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a stunning card and love all the different textures and layers. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

redfox said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card. As soon as I saw it I said "I've got to make this card!" But I shall have to make a few changes as I don't have all the tools you used. I do love that about your cards - one can adapt them accordingly. So keep up all the hard work, I for one really appreciate it and judging by the number of followers you have so do a lot of other people! Love Sarah

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, This is definitely a card for the more advanced amongst you. A very special card for a special person. However, I will give it a go! Congrats to all of the winners. Hugs Pauline A x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Yet another stunning card love the layers and micro beaded layer.
The flowers are beautiful and a Sue touch

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Wow what a beautiful card for that extra special person love it.
So looking forward to seeing your shows and especially the sneak peeps too.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Margaret corgi owner

Maggie said...

Well done to all those winners. Definitely my turn next! What a lovely card Sue. I love the techniques you've used and will copy them - but maybe not altogether. :) xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Congratulations to the lucky Winners.
This is a gorgeous card, loving the 'mother of pearl' effect.
Looking forward to the sneaky peeks.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card all the lovely layers and a big Bow your pva pearls look so real.
Can't wait for the "Sneaky Peeks" :-)

Congrats to all the lucky winners

Hugs Annx without an "e"

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love this many layered card. Its a beauty.
Audrey x

gwen70 said...

Really beautiful card today Sue and can't believe I am a winner, will be in touch

Annie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!
Happy Sunday, Sue, and looking forward to next Sunday!! xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue,

This card is a 'winner'. Love all the layers and techniques you have used. It is great to participate!!!

Hugs, Belinda. X

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue - I think you must be the micro bead queen! The layers look stunning and white and gold gives such an elegant look. Pat x

moonsea said...

Hi Sue
I always love to see your pale gold and cream cards - they are so pretty - such a lovely colour combination.
Love, Lynne xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the soft gold. Definitely one to do for someone special. Really looking forward to the sneak peeks and your show- it's been too long since you've been on our screens.

hazel young said...

Congratulations to all the winners. Gorgeous card Sue love the mother of pearl effect will have to try that one and those flowers. Have a great day xx hazel

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Fantastic card, I don't think we have seen it before, and even I we had it is certainly worth another look. The layers are great, I love it.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

jessie said...


Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love todays card, lots of layers, might be a bit too many for me to achieve but its worth a try.
Alison B. x

Crafting Newbie said...

Hi Sue, This card is just Devine! I absolutely adore all the layers. It's amazing. Also, a big thank you for my prize. With so many commentors I am feeling incredibly lucky to have had my name drawn. Will email you my deets next. Barbara. H

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card for that special occasion love the pearl effect and all those different layers.thanks Sue
Jean D

Jane said...

Lovely card like everything about it dies colour combo just beautiful.

Jane xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card for a special person, must have taken you a long time to make, its stunning. Looking forward to seeing you back on the television.

Anonymous said...

More than one card in this one...Love it..I won't be making it...but love it!! Clever you!! Mabex

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card for a special someone.
Erica x

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Looking forward to your return, and the new editions!
It seems, and most of them I NEED!
Love the colours on this card.

Jan Ltc said...

OMW love the card and the new stuff! So pleased your back soon I can't wait. Have a great week xx Jan

Beryl Treble said...

Morning Sue, Congratulations to all the winners. Love all the layers and the dies.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love all the layers you've created, definitely for a very special person.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love it. Can't wait for your return to our screens and am really looking forward to the sneaky previews
Beverley W

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Really beautiful card - love it.

Congrats to all the winners - you lucky people.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, WOW My name has been picked as a winner, thank you. Todays card is lovely, I love the colours, great for a very special person. Thank you again, take care, Jess x

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers.

Clare x

Joan Hill said...

Morning Sue,
Thank you once again for another lovely card and your inspiration to us all x

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, really beautiful card, the layers work so well.
Have a great day
hugs Lynn

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
you've done it again... and isn't it strange - I watched a recorded show last night on wich you demonstrated the faux pearl technique.
This card is absolutely beautiful, thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Wow, this is a layered card and a half. Beautiful card but I'll have to go back and inwardly digest the instructions. My poor head can't cope this morning. To early in the day for it to inwardly digest all the information.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A gorgeous card today !! I love all your layers. I love the Radient rectangles, splendid circles, silky crush ribbon, beautiful soft gold card and just about every thing on the card !! Your stamp ( from the stamps to die for range ) looks beautiful. I really love white embossing on to white card. I just think it looks so elegant and sophisticated. Fab techniques and ideas to. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait for your sneaky peaks of the shows ahead. Congrats to all the winners. Happy crafting every one. Lots of love Tres x x x

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. This is a lovely design, though I think I would prefer coordinating layers, but I do so like the Sue Wilson touch. Take care.
Love from Jackie C XXX

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the many layers of this card. Very beautiful.

Love Val x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

This is a dream of a card , beautiful just beautiful

Elaine H X

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, love this card!! Colours and die cuts are fab

Craftihappiness to you, love from Pearl

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Not many words to say this morning except.....your card is absolutely blooming stunning!!!!
Congrats to all the winners.
Looking forward to the sneeky peeks.

Love Sheila xx

hotpotato said...

just love this colour combo.

Helen Barker said...

The close ups really show the details well.Love the faux mother of pearl background.Would never have thought of this.Thanks for all your inspiration.
Helen Bx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW this card is just so, beautiful, love everything about it, you are one talented lady and so giving and kind. Looking forward to a sneak peek and having you back on TV, it has been too long.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

hollyberry said...

A gorgeous card that has all the WOW factor and looks like one for a special person on a special day.

snowqueen62 said...

Such a beautiful card Sue. Definitely a special card for a special person. Love it
Hugs Sue x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Todays card is beautiful with the differing textures. I really like when you give a hint of colour and then add a corresponding bow to bring it out.
A big well done to all the winners this week and today. Sorry you are too many to name, but enjoy your prize.
Sue, give your mum a big cuddle from the UK and a safe journey back to your other home.
Love and crafty hugs

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card with lots of beautiful layers, love your mother-of-pearl technique
Best wishes, Pat

Victoria said...

This is a real Sue card, layers, flowers, bows, EVERYTHING! Love the melted flowers, can't get enough of them.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. You are so inspirations with all your cards you show us. Looking forward to the sneaky peeks of what's on your up and coming shows. Congratulations to all the winners.

Carol S. said...

Great card Sue but certainly not a CAS quick one!! Congrats to the winners. Happy Sunday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Kate's Cards said...

A real special occasion card! xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Good Morning Sue stunning card and complicated to make,but worth it .I love the color's.Congrats to the winners .I will miss your sneak peek as I am going into hospital for surgery tomorrow ,I do not know for how long ,I will miss your blog.

Jennifer Swandells said...

Hi Sue, I just love everything about this card, I only started using my micro beads when I saw you using them on your cards. I have a problem using the gilding wax though and I would appreciate it if you could give me some tips. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Great card and suitable for many occasions. TFS
Trish x (Hillside)

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
loving todays card the layers are stunning i made some of the flowers you have done on this card and they look amazing even my hubby watched me make them and said gosh they look mint(looks great in other words)lol. congrats to the winners thanks sue for inspiring me ... hugs sarah xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, when I saw this thought what a WOW what a stunner and would be nice iff I was a winner. After scrolling down I had another widow cosI am a winner - yeah!!! Love looking and commenting on your blog. Will not be commenting for a week cos will be away but if room for IPad in case will take it with me.
Congratulations to the rest of thre winners
Have a great day.

Love June

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, What an absolutely gorgeous card love the Pearl effect and Micro beads always add the wow factor.
Looking forward to the sneak peak.
Congratulations to all you lucky winners.
Love and best wishes, Brenda Lel xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a magnificent card that probably took you all of half-an-hour and would take the rest of us all day! I do love the melted ribbon flowers.
Had my 'phone call from The Papeterie yesterday so hopefully your DVD is now winging it's way to me and I shall be able to re-live a most enjoyable (if hot) day spent in your company. Looking forward to the sneaky peeks.
Congratulations to all of today's winners.

Kim M said...

Beautiful laying... very special looking card.
Kim M

Janice K said...

Another great card, love that you can create such pretty flowers out of scraps! Looking forward to the sneaky peeks! x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So beautiful, gorgeous colour combo

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Now this is what I call a Sue Special! A gorgeous signature card. Lots of layers, big bow and gem, embossing, pricking and of course those delicious micro beads. Just stunning.
Thank you for sharing
Congrats to the winners. Am soooooooo jealous. Tee hee!

Susan White said...

Well, I seem to have missed out on all the fun and giveaways this week, but congratulations to all the winners! I also missed some beautiful card designs Sue - you have excelled yourself!! I especially like the man's card and the simple xmas card with the acetate - just lovely.

The little flowers on today's card are just so sweet! Thanks, Susan

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card and the colours are beautiful too. Got to try that faux mother of pearl look too.

minx said...

HI Sue,
Wow what a beautiful card,I love the mother of pearl look and the way it is done with the cello bag, I have to give this a try, everything about this card and theway you have put it together is stunning thank you so much for inspiration Hugs May xx

magpie said...

Such a stunning and beautiful card Sue for many a special occasion too with a different sentiment. Good grief! So proud of you for writing all the instructions down! It must have taken ages! I bet you needed a stiff drink after that! I don't think you have put it on before but there again it wouldn't have mattered as it's still a Sue Wilson treasure! Congratulations Jess, Jackie, Barbara, Kayleigh, Eemeli, Gwen, June, CovGal and Helen! Wonderful! Enjoy your prizes! xx Love Karen xx

Jackie Meechan said...

My daughter Caitlin and I think this card is gorgeous, love the white and gold together, I would normally put gold and cream but the white is so classy.

CraftyJacq & Caitlin

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card white and gold look lovely together Sue X happy crafting

Cee Bee said...

Another triumph Sue. love that gold card
Hugs n stuff Carol B

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

Wow! what a fantastic card for us today - I love it! Thanks for sharing, congrats to all the lucky winners and hope you enjoy the rest of your day Sue.
Margaret A.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
What a beautiful card! I just love the soft gold card and all those lovely layers.
Looking forward to the "sneaky peeks" and your next shows.
Love from
Lesley S
West Sussex

Sandybee said...

I really like this soft gold and white together, a beautyful card Sue

Congratulations to all of todays comment winners

xx Sandra

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, beautiful dies and colour combo, Kate x

MRS DUCK said...

Good afternoon Sue
Stunning and elegant card.
Ang x

Meg said...

Love the mixture of elements on today's card Sue.

Margaret O

Joan Donaldson said...

A stunning card Sue, just love everything about it.

Maryann Laursen said...

WOUW this one is absolutely stunning Sue. I soooooo love the embossed layer, on this one. This folder just looks fantastic too and everything on this card is fabulous, so in the end the end result is over the moon amazing hun. Totally amazing piece of art. I just soooo love it all.
Have a wonderful week ahead now.

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Well what needs to be said. .another spices story
Your card today jut ticks all the boxes I love it
You are TRULLY inspirational ant that inspiration is passed on through your work
Thank you
Take Care
Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Gosh that is a brilliant range of techniques and a reminder to me of what I could be doing.
Thanks once again for your inspiration.
Caroline MacH

Covgal said...

Hi Sue, this card is Fabulous as usual, can't wait to have a go. It is another one to consider for the Golden Wedding card order that I have to do. Which one do I choose from all the delicious designs. Thank you for my name being and the gift on the way. Much appreciated. Lol Covgal x

TOB said...

Wow, so many layers love it. Lots of dies used and great colours. hugs x

jeffrey bubbles said...

I am so in love with this card Sue it is truly beautiful. Well done all winners. Kathy xxx

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue, another stunning card, very different, beautiful with lots of inspiration

Patricia xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, well this is another beauty, adore the colours. You could always cut down on the layers a bit if you are worried about the postage. Love Sam xxx

lynda said...

Hi Sue what a gorgeous card love the layers and textures with the soft gold and those left over flowers so pretty.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

nzillingworth said...


brenda said...

Hi Sue, my favourite card of the week, love al. The different textures and layers. The soft gold card is one of my favourites I have used it a lot as a background it is beautiful embossed x

Carole Z said...

Evening Sue, lovely card- gorgeous details & textures, Carole Z xx

Happy Nana said...

I cannot see the complete card,either on the e-mail, or blog.
Looks gorgeous,what I can see.


AnneRD said...

My sort of card today Sue, love it. Anne x

Hettie said...

This is a gorgeous card and thanks for the pearl paint technique.

Lacelady said...

Late today, but better late than never! AS usual, your card is gorgeous.

stella wright said...

once again Sue a lovely card. Looking forward to the tool-shed on the 15th.we then go away so miss the next but I will record. Stella x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Thank you so much for selecting me for a prize, really appreciate it. I was so happy when I seen it, I never seem to win any thing but today is my lucky day :-)!
Now on to the card, wow it is stunning its write up my street. I love the layering it makes the card stand out and the colours make it very luxurious. Those flowers are beautiful along with your bow as usual. Thanks for the congrats!
Kayleigh B xx

SHARICA said...

fantastic card xx

Marianna Hammer said...

This card is adorable!!

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful card, and congrats to all the lucky winners


CraftyJo said...

As always, the close-ups show so much wonderful detail, things I think I'd miss if you didn't give us these :) Thanks

cmu said...

A gorgeous card - love the colours.

Diane Mortimer said...

Ooo love the layers

Diane from Glasgow