Sunday, 10 November 2013

Your Friend Always

Good Sunday morning all!  They do roll around quicker and quicker these days, don't they! Or at least it seems that way!  I hesitated posting this card as it is the rich plum colour that really makes this card and try as I might, I couldn't get it to show properly.  You will have to really use your sense of imagination or if you happened to have purchased this beautiful colour card that was in one of the sets in October, you are lucky enough to know just how pretty it is!  I used the Lace Oval Frame stamp set by Justrite for my background.  I stamped it with a clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed with white powder.  I turned it horizontally, trimmed and matted this piece and then added it to a larger white piece of card that I scored the bottom section of.  I really love the way that looks and it gives you a nice area for a lovely bow (sorry Maggie, Jo and a few others, every once in a while, you just have to break out the big bow!)  This one was tied using the white frilly edged ribbon with a couple of pearl stick pins and a pearl embellishment for the centre.  To finish off my focal element, I used the same stamp as my background, but this time, I just used the perfect medium for a watermarked look.  I cut it out with Vintage Labels Four and added a white shadow mat to it by cutting it down the middle and taping it further out on each side.  I stamped my sentiment using a Maroon Archival and cut it out with the smallest oval die in the set.  I inked it with Aged Mahogany distress ink before removing it. I cut one of the larger ovals from the set as a mat for it and mounted the pieces all together with mounting foam for dimension.  I decided to go darker for the mat and used the Rich Plum card for my double pierced mat to frame it and finish the card.  Finished dimensions are  7 3/4" x 7 3/4" in size.

Now for the Sunday Comment Game winners.  This weeks has two lots of winners.  The first set is:
Marion H!!!
Denise Hancock!!!
Tres!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Nov. 6th, the winners are:
Nikkinoo!!!
Donna Jones!!!
Suejimbel!!!

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








140 comments:

Pam said...

A very beautiful card and you are right the Plum card is gorgeous in real life. Congrats to winners

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the plum card you have used going to try your background thank you for sharing your ideas also I like big bows to thanks Tracy w x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card. I can imagine the rich colour and I love the big bow. I think it works really well on this one. Congrats to all of the winners. Take care.

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cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a gorgeous card and the colour us lovely in true life.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's another lovely card, I love the composition - it would work in ANY colour....
Seeing one of my friends win the blog is (nearly) as good as winning myself.
Congrats to them all.
Have a brilliant Sunday.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes. This card is stunning Sue. I adore everything about it there isn't one particular item that stands out (ok, maybe the BIG bow) wouldn't look the same without the bow - sorry Maggie : ) The sentiment stamp is double lush as is the die used for the edges. Off to our daughters today who just happens to live near a SB stockist, (note to self - get waiter to serve lunch asap to make sure we get out of restaurant before craft store closes) !
Thanks for a truely wonderful card Sue. Have a crafty Sunday all who enter Wilsonette Heaven.

Hugs
Lancashire Steph xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Love big bows and the darker shades brilliant card thank you Sue take care Kitty

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue another gorgeous card loving that colour and design. Congrats to winners.

Wilma x x x

Maryann Laursen said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. I have this card and it is truly stunning, so you don´t need to tell me, that this card is amazing, as I know, it is. I love this wonderful color and with the whiteembossing, it can only look fantastic.
Biig CONGRATS to all the lucky winners too this week, and thanks again soo much for the chance every week Sue. Hope you´ll have a wonderful week ahead now everyone, and it wount run quite as fast this time, as it seems to do here lately LOL.

Christine Harrop said...

This plum colour is so rich and I love the dies used in this card. It all looks great to me. Christine x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Amazing card and the colour is perfect. Love the bow really finishes the card.
Have a great Sunday congrats to all the winners.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card today, love the colour. Moving day for me tomorrow so may be AWOL for a few days! Love Jean xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card.
I like the way you have created the white shadow mat.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful card, such rich colours. Love it all including the bow. Congrats to winners x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous the colour is fabulous. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great Sunday. Love Jackie

kimberley said...

Great card-the white is so crisp against the dark plum-congrats to the winners -will just have to keep living in hope! take care,x.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner, the plum is so rich and opulent against the white. Beautiful.
loveJan x x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A really lovely card, the plum card looks so sumptuous, I must get some of that, loving the stamping and white embossing and also the scored white card.
I agree with you, these weeks seem to be flying by, it's scary.
Congratulations to the very lucky Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card today Sue and quite elegant too.xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue.X happy crafting.

Rosie said...

The plum is a rich and lovely colour, superbly complemented by the white.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colours.
Congrats to the winners.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Lovely rich card, Sue, the plum colour luscious. Always like big bows! The scoring gives such a great effect too. Well done to the winners.

'P' in Wales

Cee Bee said...

Hi sue very opulent today! I have this card and you are right the pics don't do it justice, it is the most fabulous colour. Bring on the big bows we love 'em :)
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card love the plum colour with white and the big bow.

Congrats to all the winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Fabulous card Sue, love the rich plum and it wouldn't be the same without a 'Sue Wilson bow'...so keep 'em coming! Lol!
Congratulations to the winners.

Love Sheila xx

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
First I would like to say Congratulaions to the winners.
WELL, what can I say about your Beautiful Card this morning other than I Love everything, I Love the Deep Rich Plum Card then using it with White is a must, The Beautiful JustRite Stamp Lace Oval Frame Embossed in White looks "Awesome" I also really love how you have used the same JustRite Stamp to create your background with The Water Mark Look, and I really like how you've created the shadow, and I'm a lover of Bows so I always like to see them, where appropriate and you always seem to find the correct Sentiment. Love from Sam

Debs A said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card you have for us today i adore the colours that you have used. I really like the backgroung stamp embossed in white. And Sue its nice to see a big bow back i love them. Take care Sue xxx

Debs A

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - the first pic looks a tad brown but the others definitely look plum to me. Love this and love the bow and all bows in general. Spent yday embellishing cards for a coffee morning/christmas bazaar on Tuesday at my golf club - I have made about 80 - some christmas and some general - hope they sell. Ironing and cooking beckons for me today. Happy Sunday all.
Rgs
Clare W

englishrose897 said...

Great card Sue

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card, love the rich plum card and the Sue bow to finish it off. Congratulations to the winners
Hugs
Carol x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, just love the plum colour and the card is beautiful too. Cannot believe the weather we have here to day, it is a little cold but lovely sunshine. Have a great day. Congratulations to all the winners.

Love June
xxx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. The lace effect is beautiful and the colour really special as is the bow.
Have a good Sunday.
love Val x

Jane said...

Beautiful cardI did get the card its a beautiful colour.

Jane xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the rich colours and beautoful design

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This plum card is beautiful, I was lucky enough to get some. Great card and the bow just finishes it off (sorry I am a bow person). Have a really great week Sue and love to your Mom.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card and looks so rich, I do adore the plum card so cannot wait to try it out! Thanks again for all your inspiration. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Stunning card, love the rich colour, I'm not a big bow fan but I can see it's needed for this card!
Gail Cx

Marianna Hammer said...

Good Sunday morning.
What can I say? Beautiful card!

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
very classy and elegant card. Showing brown on my screen but its still a smashing card.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anne Crawford said...

Opulent Card! Love the plum colour ,the white stamping and the gorgeous bow!

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the aubergine coloured card stock xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Another great card, love the richness of the plum card and the scored panel.
Thank you for pulling my name out of the hat, will send details in a mo :-)
Donna Jones

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card. The colour is so rich ( the real colour shows best in the close-ups). So elegant.
Thank you for your generosity with all the winners and congrats to them!
Happy Sunday!
Anne O

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Having now returned from the NEC I am now able to sit back, relax and watch your latest video as well as take in todays stunning card. I have to agree, the plum card is such a fabulous colour giving a really rich look to the design. Thanks for sharing this with us today, congratulations to all the winners (I am so jealous) and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a lovely rich looking card for the bitterly cold Sunday morning. I agree time goes quickly but don't you think it always does when you enjoy yourself? Thanks to your inspiration I enjoy a good part of each day.
I have some of this card and the dies so I shall keep warm and go and have a try.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Margaret corgi owner

auscrafts said...

a very beautiful card ,just love the colour

hollyberry said...

Love the plum colours in this card.It makes it very elegant and there is nothing wrong with a big bow every now and again.

Rachel Taylor said...

Love the rich plum colour you have used
Crafty hugs Rachel x

gwen70 said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, will use my imagination to visualise the colour

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a very rich colour, love the layout and as always your signature bow. Simply stunning. Congrats to the winners. Bx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue,The colour of today's card is stunning, and the bow is just the perfect finishing touch.
I have some beautiful rich cream card which may work with similar colouring's.
Have a great day one and all.
X Ros

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another great combination super card
whopperjaw

Lacelady said...

It's beautiful - even given that it looks more black on my screen, rather than plum. Congrats to the winneres.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the plum colour.
Congratulations to the winners.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, love the colour and the bow

Jeannie said...

Lovely colour combination on this one Sue. Inspiring as always. thanks
Jeannie E.

Marion said...

Hi Sue just reading the names of the winners and realised one was mine ,cant believe it ,thank you.
like the layout of the card and can see it working in differant colours .
Marion H

beachie said...

Hi Sue
I love it, I am a fan of lace patterns so this is a super example.
Gorgeous big bow just finishes it off
Audrey x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love it all. But as the saying goes if we were all thevsame if would be very boring. Congrats to all the winners!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the plum card, it certainly makes a statement. Take care, Jess xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I love the background stamp..I too like lace .
Well done to the winners!
I like the Plum card it seems to show on the close ups and the BOW!
I love it!!!!
Love Marg

karenlotty said...

Hope move goes well Jean and that the weather stays dry for you

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - This card is really stunning and the colour makes the white really pop out. Love the lace effect and also the bow. Well done to all the lucky winners.
YvonneMayxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, love the colour of this plum card, I must have missed this show in October! Beautiful card. x

Pat S Witney said...

hi Sue

Love today's card in plum. I have just ordered this card from Sam Poole. I shall try this background and also love the scoring at the bottom of the card. Congratulations to all the winners.

karenlotty said...

Dark coloured cards are my favourites at the mo & this is a beautiful change from black & dark brown! AND I'm not a pink person so this "shade" pink suits me Congrats winners

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I can see the plum colour in the close up shots, and it's beautiful and very regal. The lace effect is very pretty, and the bow and beads are stunning.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Another very pretty card ,i love the background
Congrats to the winners
Elaine H X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card the design is very nice, Congratulations to the winners love Jean Z xx

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.

Clare x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Stunning card whatever the colour, I am imagining a Plum colour as it looks a reddish brown on my screen but still looks great at that lol!

Congratulations to all the winners.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful, opulent card in one of my favourite colours.
Erica x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and the plum coloured card is lovely as is the scored section at the bottom
Best wishes, Pat

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
really do like the colour of card you have used I do have some and its truly elegant, the card is just so stunning too ..
hugs sarah xx
congrats to the winners!!

Cameeli said...

Hi Sue
Missed leaving a comment yesterday but today's card is just so elegant.
and after yesterdays card I am spoiled for choice again.
Have a fun day all.
Cameeli xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the plum colour - very striking and rich looking. Fab.
Beverley W

Susan White said...

The colour of the card looks great with the white embossing - I'm sure it's really beautiful in real life!

Thanks, Susan

TOB said...

Beautiful colour card, gorgeous layout. hugs x

Shazza said...

this is stunning, I love the rich plum colour and that scoring is so effective x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Very elegant looking card. Just love the background stamp, the contrast with the plum card is so lovely. Congratulations to the lucky winners. Debra x

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue - I love your big bows! Well done to this week's winners. Pat x

3362 Jan said...

Morning Sue. This colour combination would be stunning.Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

snowqueen62 said...

Simply beautiful love the big bow will have to visualise the colour as looks brown on my screen but still stunning.
Congratulations to the lucky winners. Off now to play with my NEC goodies.
Hugs Sue x

Beryl Treble said...

A beautiful card Sue. Congratulations to the winners.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE WHITE EMBOSSING FAB. NICE WAY TO USE UP THOSE COLOURS OF DARK CARD THAT DONT ALWAYS GO WITH ANYTHING. (YEP I HAVE QUITE A PILE OF IT).
I JUST GOT A PEG BOARD SYSTEM IN MY CRAFT ROOM AND HUNG STAMPS ON IT. GOT A MOUNTAIN OF THEM AND CAN NEVER FIND THE ONE I NEED WHEN I WANT TO USE IT. (SO I BUY ANOTHER ONE LOL)I HAVE FOUND I HAVE THREE PEGS FULL OF CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS STAMPS AND 2 PEGS FULL OF JUST RITE STAMPS . NOW I WONDER WHO IS TO BLAME FOR THAT LOL
THANKS SUE
I BET YOU THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO TELL U OFF LOL
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE XXXX HUG

Jennifer Swandells said...

What another beautiful card Sue, I keep looking at all the cards that you are doing, hoping that my mojo will return, but it has still not reared it;s head again. :-( Hopefully soon. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Craftysusan said...

Lovely card again Sue. I wish I could afford all the lovely stamps you use. Congratulations to all the winners too. x

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue, your card is rich and beautiful. I do love your bows, but I don't tend to put big bows on my own cards as they'd get spoilt in the post: Unless sent in a box and that's a step too far for me!
Sue

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card and the colour of the card in "real life" is very rich.
Got loads of goodies yesterday at the NEC, now my problem is getting it in the house without the other half seeing!!!! Is that awful or do others do the same?

Congrats to the winners.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Lovely card Sue and I particularly like this cardstock no matter what it shows up as on our screens anyone with a blog will know that it is very hard to get the true colours posted but it does not detract from your composition.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

lynda said...

Good Sunday morning Sue another stunning card I love the plum coloured card so rich and the stamps you used are lovely, i am a big fan of your bows x
Hugs Lynda Brock xx
Congratulations to all the winners

Disco Queen said...

Gorgeous card Sue, but then I do love a big bow :-)

CraftyJo said...

Oooh, lots of people coming out "in defence of bows" today ;)

I know I'm in the minority by not really liking bows - maybe it's because I only had sons!!! You are not the only one who uses bows in this way on her cards - Becca Feenan also does a lot - but it doesn't stop me appreciating the other aspects/elements of your/her work. I know you understand this Sue.

As for today's card, I love it - especially the sentiment, really nicely scripted (I'm a frustrated amateur calligrapher!) and that background is fab.

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, a very rich and pretty card today. Lovely and chic. Congratulations to all the winners. Kind regards Joanne K x

Victoria said...

I like the Rich Plum, it's quite lush and of course a BOW - wonderful as always!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice card today.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Susan Liddle said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card think I'm going to give it a try in blue. Thank you.

darcydaydream said...

Lovely card...love that plum coloured card. Have a lovely weekend.
Christine in Darcy....xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Pretty card today
Denise Hancock X

Myra said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card and the true colour is beautiful. It seems more true to life in the sentiment. I love that card set. Please would you consider bringing the shades of gold on their own? No one else does that lovely subtle gold.

Love Myra

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today, love it all.

Craftihappiness to you, love to you all from Pearl

sue simonson said...

Love the large bow, it is beautiful using that ribbon, the whole card is sensational, you have a magic touch.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A fabulous card today, the plum card looks delicious, love the sentiment and large bow.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Sue Dunn said...

Love this one Sue. Xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, a really beautiful card... I just love that plum colour card, it's just stunning!! Love Sam xxx

Laura O said...

great card ,Laura O

Brenda Hanlon said...

Great card Sue, very lacy looking.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the plum colour, very classy card.
Alison B. x

Mac Mable said...

Very rich and regal looking card, just love it! Thanks for sharing x

magpie said...

Stunning, stunning card Sue. The plum coloured card looks rich and looks gorgeous with white embossed background stamp. Loving the bow too. It's a must have with this one....but then I love bows! Congratulations to all you lucky winners! Wonderful! Enjoy your prizes! xx Love Karen xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Todays card is beautiful as always !! I love the Plum colour card as I have some myself thankfully, as the true colour is not showing up very well on the screen. It looks fab with white embossing powder on. I love the lace background stamp and the vintage labels four dies. I love love love your big bow !! I am so pleased and excited as I think I may be one of your winners today !! I will send you my details. Thank you Sue.
I can't wait to see your next video. Please keep them coming as I find them so much easier to follow and understand. Lots of love Tres x x x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another successes story your card is lovely Sue
With your Signature bow Love it
You take care Sue
Theresa x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another successes story your card is lovely Sue
With your Signature bow Love it
You take care Sue
Theresa x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another successes story your card is lovely Sue
With your Signature bow Love it
You take care Sue
Theresa x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very opulant and rich looking. I love your big bows and am slowly collecting the different ribbons. I put them on cards for special friends who I know love them too.

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,another stunner and the plum
colour card is gorgeous in real life
but it still looks rich and oppulent
on screen, congratulations to all the
winners.
Nancydxx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. A very busy day but time to catch up with your blog now. This is a very dramatic card with a great colour scheme. Well done all you lucky winners. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

sharon said...

Good evening Sue
What a gorgeous card. The white embossing is like grandma's lace hankie. The purple is lovely and rich. I like this card especially as it looks so detailed but at the same time I think I might be able to do something similar with dies in my stash. Congrats to the winners this week.
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood.x

Gail said...

Luv it and although the colour isn't showing I know what it looks like as I bought the combo pack from your last shows xx fab sentiment and the stamping and dies are fab xx GailT xx

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card Sue... I love the colour and as you say this card cried out for a big bow!
ValC xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, just love today's card the White embossing against the rich plum is beautiful, and the watermark on the plum carrys on the Lacey theme and love the big bow! .thanks Sue
Hugs
Jean D

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a truly stunning card. I especially like the way you have used the plum card for you base card. It really frames it beautifully. I love your big bows! Thank you for sharing.

Diane Mortimer said...

This has quite a lovely border. The colour scheme is delightful!

Diane from Glasgow xx

KathR said...

An absolutely stunning card as always Sue, love the plum card !
Love Kath in Scotland...xx....

brenda said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card and the plum coloured card stock is so rich and elegant, and I LOVE your bows so pleased to see it back lol

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card....love the bow Sue.. Mabex

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue,
What a beautiful rich colour the plum is on this card. It has that sumptuous look of opulence and would be beautiful adorning the highest of households. Got to admit that i love the bows that you make as they are just the icing on the cake or card in this case.
Well done to the winners from last week.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Very beautiful colours and card, the bow finishes the card beautifully.Take care
Hazel G x

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous colours and lovely card.
Helen Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card today/yesterday.
Love the stamp in white embossing powder, and adore the bow with the dazzler and stick pin!

Hope you are well,

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove x

Anonymous said...

Hi again Sue,
Forgot to say I'm loving your new video feature! Great to be able to enjoy your demos more often!

Best wishes from katielouise sweetlove xx

Carol S. said...

Stunning card Sue, Love the colour plum. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sandy H said...

Love the lacy look and the plum coloured card.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colours!!!

mags said...

A beautiful card Sue. Lovely design and rich colours.
Mags
x

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful card.
May I make a suggestion, not about this card but Embossing Folders? I have noticed, when the patterns have an "Up and a Down" the pattern is always portrait orientated. This is fine if making a card
long side at the bottom, but not when making a side folded card as the pattern is then on it's side.
Again, thanks for the wonderful videos.
Marilla in UK.