Saturday, 23 November 2013

Gilded Flower

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Hi crafters!  It's another video day and a little break from all the Christmas cards too!  Today's video has a couple of really nice techniques for you.  I hope you have a few minutes to sit and enjoy!
The winner of the Wednesday Card giveaway is:
Paper Junkie!!!
 Email me at to confirm your address and claim your card.

Finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x 7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Beautiful card, looks very serene, just perfect for a Get Well or any other occasion.

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning simply stunning, looking forward to watching the vid later Sue xx

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card-always love a few gilding flakes..

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love the gliding flakes will do this today thank you aim off to watch the video thanks again Tracy w x

Rosie said...

Whata lovely card (again)! Will watch the video a.s.a.p.

Anonymous said...

Great video again, Sue, thanks for all the tips. Like the effect of embossing over the gilding flakes.

'P' in Wales

Debs A said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card i love it. It would cheer up anyone that is not feeling too good. Im off to watch the video to see what else i can learn. Take. Care Sue xx

Debs A

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I watched the video first this morning and you've shown us some great techniques. I've used glitter on double sided tape but never gilding flakes so must try that. I love the stamped image that has been gilded and micro beaded it looks so pretty. I always struggle with deciding which is the imboss or deboss side of an embossing folder so thanks for the tip. My favourite tip though was the alcohol ink on the dazzler.
Hugs x
Heather T

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you beautiful card. Brilliant techniques thank you take care Kitty

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes. Congratulations Paper junki - I hate you ! No I dont, how could I say that about a fellow crafter and Wilsonette, how lucky you are to be chosen to receive the Wednesday gift from our hero - enjoy : )

Love the card today Sue. Im still finding it hit and miss with the guilding flakes, I got it spot on last week, I was soooo blaze over my acheivement I decided to use it again on another but it got filed under 'B' (bin) so Im a little frightened of it again ! It just looks up at me from its plastic box that I treated it to when I bought it home, I thought if I respect the flake it will respect me, but ohhhh nooo, it just gives me an evil grin and turns into my worst nightmare, so back in my work cupboard under lock and key so it cant escape ! Dam stuff lol still we ALL have flake horror's (right Julia) lol.
So, Im off to watch a pro at work on the video hoping I wont hear a knock on the lounge door only to find my container of flakes sitting there laughing its evil laugh at me !!! Ohhhh dear, preparing for the farmers market/craft fair tomorrow really HAS taken it's toll on me ( still loads more to do today before I can say "Im done") if I could make cards like you Sue Id not be as anxious as I am, all I want is to raise enough to treat myself to a few SB dies, oh well, time will tell ay ?
Every day I tell myself NOT to waffle on, just add your comment, say Hi, and leave, but here I am again, another lonnnnng essay, sorry ladies.
Love, warm hugs and sorry smiles to you all :/

Lancashire Steph xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This is a really beautiful card. I have tried this technique and got in a bit of a mess, but will keep trying, the results are worth it.

Love Rosemarie xx

Cameeli said...

Sue, What a Simply Stunning, elegant card. This would definitely raise anyone's spirits if they we feeling low.
Hope you have a great day and lovely weekend.
Cameeli xx

Anonymous said...

Oh nooooo that crazy woman is back ! Just watched the tutorial and I want to say "thank you Sue" it showed me so much and got my mind buzzing with new vigor regarding the dreaded flakes, but I have a question for you more experianced guilders which I hope you will answer. I have a real game fighting with the adhesive paper, has anyone got a tip how to lay the paper onto your work so it goes down in one go ? Im useless at 'by eye' think I have wonkey eyes lol and I should imagin some of you have had an adhesive wonky emergancy and had to throw work away, so how do YOU get it down straight ? Looking forward to any help that can be offered to me please.
Take care ladies and stay warm.
Lancashire Steph (aka Mrs Waffle) ! Xx

karenlotty said...

II love the card

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Shazia Ramza said...

Good morning sue. What can I say, yet again a simple but beautiful card. I love the gilding colours, they are so rich. Thank you for inspiring so many of us.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue the card is gorgeous. I will watch the video later they don't work on my Kindle which is a shame as it is great for doing comments. Have a great weekend. Love Jackie

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. I love the embossed gilding flakes, such a lovely texture. It sounds like there are loads of tips in todays video having read the comments so far! I am off to watch now. I hope you have a good weekend. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card. I love the gilded edge technique with double sided tape. Great demo, thank you.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the gilded background and focal element - will watch video later as hubby having his saturday lie in - so better stop tapping this keyboard as he says he can hear me tapping away from the next door room.
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue A very rich card with all the gilded background and focal point....I will watch the video later. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...


Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for today's gift - I absolutely love these square dies - I have used them on all of my Christmas cards this year and they are gorgeous background dies and look even better when embossed. Gilding is always a favourite although I have not tried them yet I really must get round to it.
Thank you for all your inspiration this week. Have a really good week-end.
Janet x

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue
Well what can I say, first I would just like to say how lovely you looked in your Red Top! Your Video today was Awesome as always.
The Card you brought to us today is "Truly Amazing"
I can't begin to thank you enough of every thing you do! I love all Techniques that you have used in today's Card, I really love Gilding Flakes, yes they go everywhere but well worth it I place mine in A5 tubs the same as my Awesome Micro Beads, I really love your Sea Garden Embossing Folder I really liked how you placed sticky tape around the edge of your Card then placed Gilding Flake on, then placed onto your matted background and the flower stamp from JustRite I think my problem has been when using the Flake and glitter glue I don't use it straight away once on my stamp, or press to firm and it tears my work, I love how you Gilded the flower then used the outstanding Micro Beads, and then changing the colour of your embellishment to suit your work Congratulations to Paperjunki for winning
Wednesday Card I'm sure you'll be thrilled, love from Sam x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely stunning card and my favourite gilding flakes and micro beads.
My Sea Garden embossing folder has arrived so I shall be crafting
later using it for the background.
Carol x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, lovely textured card with great new techniques have the tools so will be trying this one out thank you for a great tutorial video.
Lancashire steph I agree with the person before me (could a man) try putting it on with just one edge at first then peel it off slowly while pressing it down if that makes sense, we all have our problem areas mine is mica flakes aaahhhh!!! They just smudge on me so I know how you feel .
Jean D

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, this card is just awesome, love it and if I was ill I would be proud to receive it have a great weekend.

Love June

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I have not tried gilding flakes yet but will give it a go after watching your video - thank you
Denise Hancock X

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue. Have a nice weekend.X
Of to see the video

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue, now I am going to watch the video

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card so nice to cheer someone up when they are not very well.

Have a lovely weekend

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Stunning card, love the video, great tip with the glue onto wax paper. I love it.
Congratulations to the card Winner.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Cee Bee said...

Loving the gilding flakes.
Off to watch the video
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Just the card for a chilly morning. It's lovely.
Just yesterday I used double sided tape for a gilded frame, but didn't extend the tape beyond the card to make sure that there are no gaps. So much easier the way you showed us!
I haven't used the flake and glitter glue yet,but will have to bite the bullet soon (when it comes to the Xmas cards for special persons).
Beautiful card, I love it.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, have a busy day today but hope to have some time later to watch the video.
Congratulations to the winner of the card
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a rich and stunning looking card today, as always a great video too, thank you for all your hard work.
Congratulations to todays lucky winner.
Margaret corgi owner

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card and video yet again. Congratulations to the winner.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

gwen70 said...

Simply gorgeous will watch video later

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Sue.
Gr Elly

Rachel Taylor said...

Lovely card .thank you for doing the video ,we love to watch them .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Jane said...

Love the gilding flakes.Nice technique of to watch the video.

Jane xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue you make using the gilding flakes look so easy .i have'nt got it mastered yet.
the card is lovely.really look forward to the video's so thank you for taking the time to do them.
Marion H

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, love the gilding flake colours. Look forward to the video later. Bx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx hazel

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Love the embossing, gilding and the centrepiece but not sure about the white layer in between the gilding and the topper.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolutely stunning card here again Sue. It really looks like a million litterally, and it is something I really ned to try out, as soon as you´ll answer my question on You Tube.
Have a wonderful week-end ahead now.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great card and video, love the gilded embossed frame on today's card.
Donna Jones

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, love the gilding flakes. Will watch the video later.

Brenda Lello said...

Good Morning Sue, Love the gilding on this card, it's a real stunner. Sometimes you just look at a card and just think I want to try it out and this is one of those cards.
I just love it all.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card -gilding flakes and micro beads always a winning combo for me. Can't wait to see you back on our screens at c&c.
Beverley W

weefortune said...

Looks Stunning will watch later, Elaine x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Lovely card today, will watch later!
Take care

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Stunning card as usual. Such inspiration. X

beachie said...

Hi Sue
A real beauty this morning. Love the gilding flakes, look stunning.
Audrey x

iReneM said...

Thank you for showing us another stunning card, Sue!
Will have to try this one too :)
I have gilding flakes and micro beads but will have to try with different glue - I hope it will work, LOL.

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning Card! Love Gilding flakes, still have to watch the video, I have been busy voting for you in the Craft Awards!

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.
This would certainly make me feel better if I was ill. Really stunning.
Love Val x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue, Stunning card and some great tecniques. Love the idea of using double sided tape for the gilding flakes as there are differnt widths you can get and then embossing it. Also love the result of the micro beads over the gilded image looks great too. Fabulous video explaining and demoing too.
Congratulations to the winner of your card!

Love Sheila xx

SandraM said...

Hi Sue, just to say thank you for your videos, your cards are so stunning and original. happy crafting

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card, so simple yet stunning, great for all occasions. Off to watch the video, take care, Jess xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and the gilded flower is beautiful, wish mine would turn out like that just have to keep trying!! Love your videos with all the techniques so helpful
Best wishes, Pat

Kate's Cards said...

Thnx!! Great vid great card! xxx

nannapat said...

Beautiful C&S design Sue. Thanks for the video,I'm off to watch it now. Pat x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Stunning is the operative word for today's card. It is so beautiful with the gilded flake border and Sea Garden embossing which just adds that wee bit extra highlight. And then for the main attraction it just looks so opulent with both the gilded flakes and the micro beads.
I would keep that beautiful die cut backing to use again and i can believe you threw away gilding flakes, oh Sue.
The total card is truly stunning today and i wish this was Wednesday.
Have a good weekend,
Love and crafty hugs

Jill Liddle said...

I like this very much. Simply love gilding.

englishrose897 said...

Lovely card

sue simonson said...

Beautiful, I wish my gilding turned out as well. You have a special talent for making gorgeous cards.thank you for sharing them.

Helen Barker said...

Great video love the gilding flakes.Think I may go off and play.
Helen Bx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, stunning is not the right word
for today's card I'm running out of words
to decribe your beautiful cards will
definately be trying to do this one.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Card looks amazing Sue, can't wait to watch video later today as I am watercolour painting this morning!
ValC xx

CraftyJo said...


Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card. Love the gilding flakes.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and great video. I love the gilding and micro beading technique. My problem with using a large background stamp is, by the time I have got the glue all over the stamp and put it to my card, it always sticks to the card! Any tips girls? Thank you for sharing Sue.

lynda said...

Another great video today & a stunning card again Sue,I love the way you have done the border with the guiding flakes on the edge of the card and embossed it thanks for the tip on the folder I'm always getting mixed up on that . I have just ordered that folder its so nice.The stamp is so lovely with the flakes & micro beads on its really beautiful
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Lacelady said...

Congrats to the winner, I love the card, so I'm gong straight back to watch the video, they are a real treat and so professional.

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

This is so beautiful, I have done this technique of gilding then adding micro beads, it gives a lovely diffused look about it doesn't it?

Love the whole card.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

A wow card for sure love it

Phil D

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love your samples done with the gilding flakes. Not tried the technique yet, but it is on my to do list. Watching your video later as now going shopping

Susan White said...

Like the effect on this of embossing over the guilding flakes border - very effective! Another fabulous design - thanks, Susan

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is absolutely stunning...I really love it. Video was great. Love Sam xxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Another wonderful Video with a very beautiful card. Congrats to the winner
Take care
Hazel G x

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. This is a gorgeous card. You make the gilding look so easy.Well I shall tell you when I have tried lol.Have a great weekend. Hugs. Jan. xx

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card. Learned several new techniques today, thanks to your video. Please keep them coming, look forward to your ideas every morning!!

Pinky said...

Hi Sue.
I've been too scared to try embossing gilding flakes but feel happy to give it a try now! Thanks for all your hard work.
Vicki x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice example today.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

creativearts said...

Beautiful card! Love the flakes and the beads. Need to try these products! Your videos are all so good! Keep up the good work!

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today and this card would certainly lift my spirits if it was sent to me so I will try it out and send it to someone.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Gail said...

Hi Sue, yet again another winning video, love the card. Had never thought to emboss guilding flakes.
Gail C x

Mac Mable said...

Great techniques as always and looking forward to catching the video over the weekend. Thanks for sharing x

Sandybee said...

A simply stunning card Sue, so pretty

Xx Sandra

Sandybee said...

A simply stunning card Sue, so pretty

Xx Sandra

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, nice change from xmas!!!

Barb B said...

I love new techniques and this one could be one of my favourites. You make it look so easy! Love it!! Beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - just watched the video and it is so explicit and encouraging. I use gilding flakes and micro beads but haven't used them together yet. I will do so now! The effect is really stunning. Think 'stunning' is the word of the day today!. Best wishes

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, brilliant, I am making a card for a friend using gilding flakes and the video is perfect timing. Love the idea of embossing the whole background with the gilding border.
Have a lovely weekend.
ElizabethS x

Karen said...

What a beautie. Never had the confidence to use gilding flakes but every time i see one of your cards I tell myself I am going to give it a go. One day I will surprise myself!!!
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Sue, your card really is 'top notch' and your video is so 'matter-of-fact' and informative. I love the idea of embossing the entire background including the gilding - sure is a great look. Thank you so much.

Molly D

Lindsay Martin said...

So pretty, great for any time, love it xx

Laura O said...

lovely flower in the center of this card .Laura O

Janice K said...

Another stunner Sue! Love the look you achieved by embossing the gilding flakes. I'm thinking that I may need to 'borrow' this design for a friends 50th birthday card in the new year. Many thanks for the inspiration! x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. Stunning card. I need to get the sea garden folder I've seen u use it in a few different techniques and it looks completely different every time. I too struggle a bit with the flakes when using the glue. Not do much with the sticky sheets. However I was unfortunate once and sneezed into my box whilst using them and they went EVERYWHERE!!!! Lol. Still find wee bits from time to time lurking in the books and crannies
Love Tracy from killie x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is soooo opulent, the Sea Garden embossing folder ant this stamp set are my absolute favourites, use them loads. Have never used micro beads and gilding flakes together, now I feel braver thanks to your great informative video, THANK YOU for your inspiration.
Congratulations to the winner/
|Hugs June xxx

magpie said...

Sue, this is just gorgeous! I love how you have done the gilding flakes around the edge and on the stamped flower as well for the middle focal. The micro beads just add a lovely bit of texture. I have done this (in the negative aperture die of a snowflake. On one card I did one snowflake in gold flakes, one in the peacock flakes, one in the copper flakes and the last one was glitter card, with added pearls in the middle of each one. I didn't know how it would turn out but it ended up being a bit of alright! Lol! At the moment having a bit of trouble watching the video, both here and on YouTube. It keeps stopping about 20 seconds into it? Don't know if I have done something because it seems everybody else has seen it ok and I've never had this blip before. I've probably done something knowing me! Anyway, congratulations Paperjunkie! you'll love it when it will be a wow! wow! wow! day, week, month, year! Thank you Sue for this stunning card! xx Love Karen xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Love the card, Love using gilding flakes and love the beautifully shot video again. Micro beads and bow added bonus.

I Loved reading Mrs Waffle, and agree with anonymous comment about use of sticky sheets.

Congratulations paperjunkie lucky girl.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Chrisspi said...

I bought some guilding flakes a little while ago and love them but never thought to emboss. Thanks for another great idea.

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
Loving the gilded flower and the detail to the edge. It looks great embossed and the micro beads just add another dimension.
Thank you for giving of your time so that we can have daily inspiration.
Amanda x

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and I am going to give the gilding flake border a go. Can't wait for the next video tutorial. Have a great weekend. x

snowqueen62 said...

What a gorgeous card can't wait to give this one a try. Great video as always.
Hugs Sue x

janet pay said...

Just switched on great card Sue simply stunning.

jan plymouth

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous. Love the gilded border and the topper is beautiful. Thanks again Sue.

cmu said...

Wow. Just love the gilding and embossing. x

sued99 said...

Stunning card. Love gilding flakes although I always get them everywhere!!

SusanP Kent said...

Lovely techniques on a beautiful card. Must get Sea Garden folder - it's the only one of yours that I still haven't managed to buy. Gilding flakes rock!

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Really, really late today but I got here at last. The card is stunning, as usual, well done you.

Congrats to the winner.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxx

Annie said...

Nearly missed it! What a day... This is stunning, Sue, just beautiful. Going to sit for the first time today! and watch the demo.
Happy weekend Hugs Annie

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous and using my current addiction - gilding flakes! Happy weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sonia Jones said...

Just made it! It's still Saturday lol. Love today's card and what a brilliant video too. Hugs Sonia x

Sandy H said...

Wow. Love the effect of the gilding flakes around the edge then embossing the background.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, I thought the card was spectacular yesterday when I looked at it and have now just watched the video. What clever techniques you have used, I am certainly going to have a go at this, love from Jackie D

Vie Carter said...

Another super card Sue, if I was poorly this would just cheer me up


Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you so much for another lovely video. You couldn't give us a better gift :)

mags said...

This is a beautiful card Sue. Love all the gilding.

nzillingworth said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I hope you are well. Sorry it's been so long. This is a lovely card. The guilding flakes and embossing look fab, will give this technique a go. Really like the embossing folder.
Kayleigh B xx

Nikkinoo said...

Hi Sue,

That is so effective! Love it, just love it!

Diane Mortimer said...

I have a thing for metallic techniques, this is a total winner.
Diane from Glasgow xx