Sunday, 17 November 2013

Your Smile

Good Sunday morning all!  Another of my favourites from the last set of shows I did in October (seems like ages ago!).  I went a bit retro on this one and pulled out the mica powder sets to have a play.  I stamped the Autumn Swirls Background stamp by Justrite using a clear Perfect Medium pad on to black card.  Using the Golden Winter mica set, I dusted various colours from the set on to the stamped background, giving the piece a very autumnal look.  Once dusted, remove any excess with a tissue and a light circular motion.  The Cosmic Shimmer mica products have a binding agent in them so they are fixed when they mix with the embossing ink.  I cut a strip of black card and scored it vertically for the bottom half of the card.   On another sheet of black card, I stamped several of the leaves from the Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves set by Justrite and embossed them with black detail powder.  Using the same mica set, I picked up some of the mica with a wet paintbrush and worked it into a paste on my craft sheet.  I applied several of the colours on the leaves to give them a bright look.  I cut them out by hand and glued them to the edge of the card between the two sections.I added a crystal sparkler with a black jute bow as an accent.  I stamped my sentiment from the What I Like About You sentiments set by Justrite (designed by Becca Feeken) and cut it into a flag, matted it with black and tucked the end under my leaves.  I finished the card with a double pierced mat and added a thin black mat in the middle for emphasis.  A truly simple but stunning card for any occasion.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 7 3/4" in size.

We have two sets of winners this week in the Comment game.  The first set of winners is:
Mrs. B!!!
MacMable!!!
Margaret O (Meg)!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed., Nov. 13th, the winners are:
Debra Kenworthy!!!
Delyth!!!
Jani Lewis!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  Don't forget to tune in for Julia's shows today at 12 and 5pm!  The design team have done a stellar job in helping with the samples too!  All for now, Sue x












137 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card, full of mystery. Congrats to all winners, especially Mrs B.

Jan.moogie said...

Love it Sue the colours are stunning and those leaves are scrummy.xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a stunning card! The colours are so rich....i love it! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a stunning card! The colours are so rich....i love it! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Pearl said...

Morming Sue, up early enough to make an early comment! I love this card, gold and black - my favourite colour scheme although I never seem to make cards with this colour scheme myself. Must get the black card out and use it up - I have quite a large stash of it! I have the stamp set and all the other ingredients so no excuse really!

I'm off to the loccal craft shop today to a session with Steve Martin, so will not be doing much today, although I have an 8 page memory card to finish for tomorrow to take to a work colleague for her 16 year old daughter, all ready just got to print off, assemble, embellish and box up - sound easy now!

craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the background and the colours thank you Tracy w x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you it is such a beautiful card brilliant colours, Julias shows and samples were stunning yesterday. Take care Kitty

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and Wilsonettes. Oh what can I say, this card just made me take a sharp intake of breath its sooo stunning, at first look I thought it was guilding flakes until I read it was mica, I dont have any mica at all so I must try and treat myself to a pot, could anyone please advise me on what colour to get that I would get MOST use out of (not a set) as I cant stretch to a set but one particular colour that would be used on most coloured card - thank you in advance for any suggestions.

Well done to all competition winners today, knowing you have a Sue on the way must have brightened up your Sunday, well done : )

Thanks for this weeks cards and video tutorials Sue I hope you realise just how much you Wilsonettes appreciate your hard work for our benefit.
Love and Sunday smiles to you all. Keeep craaafting.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Wilma Brown said...

Black and gold, fabulous combination. Love the effect of the mica will have to give this a try.

Wilma x x x

Evelyn said...

Fab card. Have to get some mica powders. Have just run out of black card too so will have to go shopping before I tackle this design. Thanks again for your inspiration. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a brilliant way to start a Sunday morning, I never seem to use my mica powders enough I must get them out. Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
Well you've done once more! Firstly Congratulations to the prize winners, and Yes Sue I so agree I've watched Julia'a show's and they have been terrific!
I have loved the samples from the rest of the team, it shows different types of skills, I'm so looking forward to the "Tool Shed" as at least we may see more Demo's and I believe she's with Nigel.
Now for the "Outstanding Card" you have made today to wet our appetype and you always achieve that.
I love Black, and The JustRite Background its just so perfect for this present moment in time, adding the fabulous Golden Mica, that's Just how the Leaves are looking at present, I love how you score the bottom of your Card in fact I just Love it all! Love from Sam x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the mica powder background.
I must try that.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Love the Autumnal feel to this card, the colours are stunningly
beautiful
Enjoy your weekend
Hugs
Carolx

Gail said...

Happy Sunday Morning Sue,
Congratulations to the winners! Wow what a stunning card. I'm not really a black card person, but I love this. I think you could even use it for a man.
Happy crafting Gail C x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

What can I say? This is a truly stunning card and I just love it! Thanks for sharing this with us and congratudations to all the winners - once again I'm green with envy. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Lovely different card. Mica colours look great against the black. X

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue really beautiful autumn card. I should use my mica powders more as they always look so good. Must try scoring bottom of card too as it does look good Have a good day and congratulations to winners x

Anonymous said...

Love this card, Sue, clever use of the mica - so rich looking. As ever, really like the scored panel which gives such a classy look with minimum effort, something we all can easily achieve.

'P' in Wales

Jane said...

Just beautiful love the autumn look.

Jane xx

Ann said...


Hi Sue

This card is stunning love the Autumn leaves and the jute. Must give the mica technique a try.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Heather Rogers said...

Gorgeous card and colours very opulent.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Rosie said...

You are right, Sue. I don't know how simple it is, but it certainly is a stunning card.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is beautiful. I must try that technique with the mica it looks fantastic. Congratulations to the winners. Have a great day today. Love Jackie

Anonymous said...

Such an unusual card - so classy
whopperjaw

karenlotty said...

Love the warm autumnal colours I hav mica powders sitting on my shelf I really must play with them Congrats winners

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
It's a beautiful card - I must try that technique with the mica powders, it looks stunning.
Have a good Sunday.
Hugs, Rose

kimberley said...

Very dark and mysterious looking-very different from your usual-where do you get all your ideas from.Would love one day inside your mind!!take care,x

sonja_w said...

Stunning card, the black and gold definitely giving it the Wow factor. Love it x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

englishrose897 said...

Lovely card this morning Sue

Jackie Durrant said...

hi Sue, and what a stunning background you have created, really nice, love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the colours and the embossed panel.
Donna Jones

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, this card truely shows autumn in all it's glorious colours , stunning love the way you have used the mica powders, I must be doing something wrong, yesterday I replicated your angel card from Friday but when I tried to dust the stamped image for the background it just smudged and ended up looking a bit of a mess so in the bin it went and I did it again but embossed it instead the card still came out lovely but can't seem to use mica powders right any help anyone? .Thanks Sue for another beautiful card.
Hugs
Jean D

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - wowey! Note to self - I must use my mica powders more - the effect on black is great and could be a good technique for a masculine card I am thinking. Going to get the C Cards done this week - well that's the plan anyway. Will be watching Tool Shed - great demos by Julia as always. Happy Crafty Sunday Sue and all Wilsonettes.
Rgs
Clare W

Rachel Taylor said...

Stunning card Sue .i love the leaves and the autumn colours
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for today's gift. It certainly has the Autumn feeling to it and as much as I love this time of year it's a little on the dark side for me.
I know I will be one of the minority but as I say it's just a little too dark.
Congratulations to all the very lucky winners.
Janet x

Debs A said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card i just love it. The back ground so rich in colour must hsve ago at this one. Congratulations to all todays winners xxx

Debs A

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Love this card, great for male recipients. With the leaves it is like having a bow but with a masculine feel. I think I have this demo on my DVD recorder so must have a look at it later. Thanks for all your hard work keeping us inspired. x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is stunning, I love the mystical feel to it, the mica colours are gorgeous and the dazzler is fabulous.
I was in awe, yesterday, at the fabulous samples the design team had made for Julia's shows, they were beautiful and Julia's demo's, as always, were superb. Looking forward to today's shows.
Congratulations to the very lucky Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Gorgeous card. It was another autumnal mica card you made that made me buy some mica powders. They look beautiful on this.
Have a great day.
Ang x

auscrafts said...

lots going on with this card Sue,love it

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card so rich and opulent it really mirrors the autumnal colours we have at present.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Margaret corgi owner

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. I love this card. I love the stamp and how it looks with all mediums. I like black card but so many people don't. A couple of people that I've made cards for recently didn't want the beautiful black one I'd made. Xx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love the colours and the Autumnal leaves in Mica , such a rich effect.
Well done to the winners!
LoveMarg

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic card, love the rich colours. I shall attempt something similar for hubby's Christmas card. Congrats to all the winners.
Love Jan x x

Cameeli said...

Morning Sue
The cards area both lovely and the colours are so lush and yummy. I love using black card especially for using with foils, gold leaf and mica.
I have recorded Julia's shows and will watch later on.
Have a nice day everyone and congrats to the winners.
Cameeli xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Another fantastic card. All the elements work well together. I like the way a bit of simple embossing adds depth to the card.
Alison B. x

nannapat said...

This card is so stunning Sue - fab design for a man too. Love the mica colours you've used. Congrats to all the winners. Pat x

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - I love todays card. The autumnal colours go so well with the stamp and make the whole card stunning. Helen xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a beautiful card again Sue, even I have to confess, that I would have used a bit brighter colors for it thoug, but I really love the lay out on it, it´s gorgeous.
Big CONGRATS toall the lucky winners this week too, enjoy your prizes ladies.

Lacelady said...

This card is so sophisticated! I have my mica powders now, so I am going to try it today! Thank you for the idea, as always, you never cease to amaze me.

Anonymous said...

This card is simply stunning Sue. I loved it when I saw you demo it and it can be adapted with any design for any occasion too. Just great for a man's card. Congratulations to all the lucky winners - enjoy. Only four weeks now Sue until we see your welcome return on our screens, but your wonderful videos have helped the passing of time - have a lovely day.
YvonneMayxx

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, what a stunner, gorgeous rich colours.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Sonia Jones said...

I really like today's card and I love the colours. I don't use mica but I might give it a go soon. Hugs Sonia x

gwen70 said...

Absolutely stunning, these stamps are in my christmas stocking, can't wait to have a play

lydia jordan said...

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

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, beautiful autumnal colours. I love it whenever I see mica powders on cards done by other people, but for some reason, whenever I use them, it just seems to look a mess! Don't know why, I think I follow peoples' instructions to the letter, but just end up throwing my efforts away! Will just have to keep practising I suppose. Thanks again Sue.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card, mica is lovely to use really sets things off. Just adore the sparkle button as well. Congrats to the winners enjoy your prizes. Take care, Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue saw you demo this beautiful card in October. Love the colours.
Thank you for my stamps they arrived on Friday
Denise Hancock X

Annie said...

A stunning autumn effect, gorgeous. Love the leaves and the background is beautiful.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, love the Autumn look today and card too. Have a great day n the rest of the weekend. Congrats to the winners.

Love June
xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, very striking card, love the mica on the black, leaves look fab. Congrats to the winners. Bx

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful Autumnal Card, love the Justrite stamp used for the background and coloured with the mica powders looks great! Really enjoyed Julia's shows yesterday with the mix of sample cards lots of different ideas.

Susan White said...

Those stamped leaves are just great, and set off the card so beautifully!

Thanks, Susan

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, I love today's card, the colours are gorgeous and using leaves instead of flowers make it more gender friendly. x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this autumnal card the colours are so rich, don't have the background stamp but sure I can improvise.

Love Rosemarie xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this autumnal card the colours are so rich, don't have the background stamp but sure I can improvise.

Love Rosemarie xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Very eye catching card, Beautiful leaves and I do like the effect of the mica powders.
Audrey x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi sue

This is a stunning card today. The colours are so rich and are just like the Autumn. Yours are Julia's blog is the first thing I look at in the morning.

Jackie Meechan said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card, so different from what I normally do but may have a try.

Congrats to all the winners.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
A stunning card today, love the background the colours are rich and really emulate the Autumn.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Sunday just doesn't get much better! I am late looking at your blog after a bad night but what do I see, I am a winner in the comments draw!!!(and we are out for Sunday lunch so no cooking!) Thank you Sue (and Pam :)) I also loved this card when you showed it back in Oct, yes it does seem a long time ago now Sue. The background is gorgeous, the leaves are beautiful and the mica colours....well, brilliant (all are already on my wish list) Congrats to athe other winners. Have a good day everyone. Thanks again Sue. Take care

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Another beauty of a card for us, i love the sentiment
Elaine H X

Micky French said...

This is lovely, I think it would make a great man's card.

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Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the rich autumnal colours and the leaves are superb. Thank you for sharing. Congrats winners!

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue. Loved the videos this week, and today's card is stunning!! Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Enjoy your day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Marianna Hammer said...

Good Sunday morning :)
This is a lovely card. Love the rich and warm colors. Not too difficlut to make,I love that :)

Mac Mable said...

Just love the colours of this card. Doesn't the mica go so well with it? Love the leaves too. Thanks for sharing x

hazel young said...

Gorgoeus card Sue especially love the leaves xx hazel

hollyberry said...

This card is stunning.Absolutely love the colours.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely fab card - just love the mica powders on black. Am looking forward to seeing Julia later. I notice a couple of your followers are having trouble applying them - my tip is to lightly dab on the powder at first and then very lightly brush it over the image to cover it. I found if you brush or rub to hard at first because the ink isn't dry it smudges. Hope this will be of use to someone.
Beverley W

Beryl Treble said...

A stunning card Sue. Love the colours. Congratulations to the winners.

Carole said...

Gorgeous card as always Sue. Absolutely love your cards such talent. Thank you. X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW what a gorgeous card today !! I love both these stamp sets and bought the bundle after seeing your beautiful samples from your October show. ( It was my birthday and I bought it with the money I got.) I was actually going to make something similar to this card for my friends birthday at the end of this week. I am going to make a matching box to go with the card as my Mum has made our friend a beautiful beaded necklace and matching bracelet !! All in lovely autumn colours which are her favourite !! I absolutely love this card. The mica powders look fantastic on black card. I must give this a try. I like the score lines on the bottom of the card to. The leaves look fantastic too and the sentiment is so lovely. Thanks Sue for more fab inspiration.
Congrats to all today's winners. Have a lovely crafty day. Lots of love Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous Sue, the leaves look so luscious. The whole card shouts opulence, I LOVE it.
Thanks Sue, Val C xx

hotpotato said...

love how you've made this card Sue.

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, Such a great rich opulent card, and the little details you have added make the card unforgettable.
Congratulations to all you lucky winners.
X Ros

Jean Z said...

I love this card Sue the colours and the leaves are great love Jean Z xxx

KathR said...

Such a perfectly stunning card Sue!, such an esthetic card all you would need to do would be to change the sentiment and you would have a very elegant Christmas Card,......I LoveIt!..
Kath fae Scotland...

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card today Sue. The mica powders give real opulence to any craft work.I really like the leaves. Hope you enjoy your Sunday.


Congratulations to all the winners.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Another wonderful card today...so very rich.

Cogratulations to all the winners!

Love Sheila xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and the sentiment, I always think a smile goes along way.
Congratulations to all the winners
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely - that background is stunning.

sue simonson said...

As usual another stunning card, I don't know how you come up with all your magnificent designs but I love seeing them. Well done to all the winners, have a super Sunday.

sharon said...

Good morning Sue
At first glance I thought that this card had been done with gilding flakes, its so shiny and bright. I love using mica powders and the effect here is stunning. The leaves are equally impressive and the overall look is fab-u-lous!!
Congrats to this weeks winners.
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card. As you say retro looking and I love the crystal sparkler. Not found that one with the black edge to buy since seeing it back in October on your show only the all sparkly one. Congratulations to all the winners.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Another beautiful card, so rich and opulent. Loving the Just Rite background stamps. Will be watching Julia's shows, yesterdays were great and the samples absolutely stunning, well done to the design team.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Gail said...

Another stunning card - I actually watched you demo this and it made me want to play with my mica powders again - its strange how as crafters we have phases of playing with certain products and then something else takes it place and it takes watching someone like you to give us a jolt into re-visiting our existing stash - Thank you xx GailT xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love this card, it's very lush and sophisticated. Happy Sunday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, your card is absolutely stunning, beautiful colours, Carole Z X

nancyd said...

hi Sue, another fantastic card love
mica powders they make everything
so opulent and rich looking.
Nancyd xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card love the mica powder fantastic look
Managed to get your heart lattice embossing folder at the show yesterday, have wanted it for ages !!
Best wishes, Pat

Sandybee said...

Beautiful colours Sue, Love this

xx Sandra

magpie said...

Oh wow, gorgeous card and colours Sue. The background seem to have autumnal colours and the leaves a bit of beautiful rainbow. It definitely ticks all the boxes with these rich mica colours combined. Thank you Sue! Congratulations to all the comment winners! Wonderful! Enjoy your prizes! xx Love Karen xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, fantastic card, just love the background, it's amazing!!! Love Sam xxx

Crafty Nanna said...

great card Sue

Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

oh wow this is gorgeous

Myra said...

Hi Sue,

This would not be my favourite card , however there are aspects of it and techniques which I love. I love the dazzler - have some and they are lovely. Television did not do them justice. Also like gilding and sentiment. Just too dark for me overall. Julia's Shows were very good yesterday. Not seen today's as yet. Sunday a busy day! I know it's supposed to be a day of rest but not for Mums and Grandmas!

Love Myra

Debbie Tinks said...

Sue lovely card must try nice colours. Happy crafting X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely elegant rich card

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, What a beautiful autumnal card you have given us today, I love the Mica powders they work brilliantly on this card.
Congratulations to all of the winners.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
Lovely fall card. Would love to see this one done on one of your videos.

lynda said...

Hi Sue this card is just stunning love the black & gold such a gorgeous gorgeous love love it.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx
Congratulations to all the winners

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue,
I love the autumn because of its colours and this card is so lovely having the differing autumnal shades through it. I love the leaves, they look like oak leaves to me. A lovely understated card that would suit anyone i think.
Well done to this weeks winners,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Lindsay Martin said...

Loved this card when you demoed it, still love it now... well tone to all this weeks winners xxxx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Another busy day so only just got round to looking at your post. This is lovely. I saw something similar live with you and thought I must have a go. Now I really must, and such a cute sentiments. Adorable. xx Maggie (better with a tiny bow)

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

I am very late today been a busy day but your card is as beautiful as ever, love the colours and the leaves

Love & Hugs

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

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Oh I love this card. Its stunning and elegant. Thank you.

Shirley T. xxx

Shazza said...

love this card, gorgeous colours x

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, so autumnal. Congrats to all the comments winners!!!

Victoria said...

I agree, a truly stunning card. I love the crystal sparkler - a fantastic finishing touch to a decadent card.

Laura O said...

another stunner ,love the bright colours with the black.Laura O

Helen Barker said...

Love the autumnal colours really rich looking.Really like the leaves and sentiment.
Helen Bx

brenda said...

Stunning card, classy colours and a lovely sentiment. PERFECT X

mags said...

A beautiful card Sue. Love the colours and the shimmer from the mica powders. Well done to the winners.
Mags
x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
As so many other of the comments I too love this card
I used some mica powders yesterday for the first time
Not on card but on something I made from my melt pot
Managed to get the multi buy on C&C the one time only
Before it sold out
You take care Sue
Theresa xx

Erica said...

Gorgeous Sue. Exotic and mysterious.
Erica x

Disco Queen said...

Super card Sue. Love the crystal sparkler :-) Theresa

Sandy H said...

Haven't tried mica powders yet but love the effect you have created here.

Kate's Cards said...

Wow! Love it! xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THIS ONE YOU REALLY HAVE CAUGHT THE SEASON WELL.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUGXXXX

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THIS ONE YOU REALLY HAVE CAUGHT THE SEASON WELL.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUGXXXX

cmu said...

I can see why its one of your favourites. Love the holly background.

Diane Mortimer said...

The background is delicious enough, but those leaves are super! They make the card pop!
Diane from Glasgow xx