Sunday, 5 January 2014

Speedy Recovery

 Good Sunday Morning all!  How's this for a bit of glam, gold and silver glam too!  I started by covering a piece of coconut white card with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and covered it with Persian Dawn gilding flakes.  Once covered I embossed it with the Sea Garden embossing folder. I lightly rubbed the Black Soot Distress pad over the top to bring out the pattern a bit more.  I matted it on soft gold card and then went to work on my focal element.  I cut a Delicate Doily die in white as a backdrop for my buckle feature.  I used Labels 20 and cut five frames of varying sizes, one large, 2 medium and 2 small.  I cut a strip of silver card with two forked ends and wove it between all the frames to create the buckle portion of the card.  Next I stamped my sentiment from the Justrite stamps Labels 20 Get Well set.  I heat embossed it in silver and cut it out with the Majestic Labels 25 die.  I used some brushed pewter distress stain to highlight it while it was still in the die.  I mounted it on top of my buckle feature using mounting foam.  I finished the card with a double white mat and used the Cosmic Shimmer Silver PVA glue to put dots all the way around the inner mat layer.   I added some pearl swirls as final touches to the card.  Finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 8 1/2" in size.

Now on to the Sunday Comment Game Winners.  This weeks winners are:

Mabe Hardman!!!
Rose Greenbank!!!
Sam Smithard!!!

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














132 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card, sent for all bloggers who are not well. Congrats to todays winners.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue and all the crew this is such a lovely cards and really appropriate for me it has cheered me up already.
Thanks for everyone's good wishes, I feel I have now turned the corner and on the mend.
Have a lovely day
Cameeli xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

PS I forgot to congratulate all the worthy winners.
Cameeli xx

Jan.moogie said...

Now this I like Sue, I always forget about using gilding flakes and then to emboss them wow.xxx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue Thank you another lovely card, thanks for reminding me that you can emboss the gilding flakes . Congrats to winners take care Kitty

Marion Bull said...

Wow!!! What a fantastic card! Really must try this with the gilding flakes! Thank you. Well done winners!
Marion B.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
What a Awesome Card so many different techniques to try, I so love The Sea Garden Embossing Folder, I can't say it's one of my Favourites of yours as I LOVE ALL YOUR A4 EMBOSSING FOLDERS, I love how you have used the fabulous Gilding Flakes, and the lovely Dies you have used to achieve your Card it's just truly stunning!
I'm thrilled to be a winner! Congratulations to Mabe and Rose also.
Love from Sam x

Joan D said...

Fabulous card. Never even thought about embossing gilding flakes,but I will now. Have a go at it today x x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love the colour combo that die is really good I must get this one for my crafting box thank you congratulations to the winners thanks again Tracy w x

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning all hope you all are well. what a beautiful glam card love how you have done the background. Congratulations to todays winners well done. Take care xxx

Debs A

TDQ Karen said...

Love this, love the embossed background. congratulations to all the winners xx

sandie chick said...

Nice idea using silver and gold together looks amazing
Happy new year to you Sue and all your family Sandra x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
I love the embossed gilded card that's another thing on my to do list. Congratulations to the winners and glad your feeling a bit better Cameeli
Hugs x
Heather T

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I'm not too sure about today's gift - for me it's a little too fussy and a lot going on.
I think it's the background but perhaps it will grow on me.
Many congratulations to today's winners - I know you will all enjoy your goodies.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

A really sumptuous card to cheer up the poorly ones! Thanks, Sue, lots of lovely ideas here.
Well done, winners.

'P' in Wales

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. Congratulations to all the winners. Enjoy today. Love Jackie

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card in both silver and gold which doesn't always work but of course you have put them together and made a beauty :) Hope Florida isn't too cold Sue, I know it was on Friday. I hope you have enough warm clothes! Congratulations to all of the winners. Takecare.

sonja_w said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful and elegant card and so easily adapted to other occasions, I especially love the embossed gilding. Congratulations to all the winners x

nuttinanni said...

emboss gilding flakes, now that's different and very effective. congrats to the winners, hugs Cheryl xxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, must try embossing over gilding flakes it's so effective.
Congrats to the winners.
Lydia
X

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue what a decadent card today.Love it and never thought of embossing after using flakes so thank you.Congratulations to winners. Hope everyone on the mend x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow, gold and silver together, love it. The combo of gilding flakes and embossing folder is gorgeous, I have this folder and it is gorgeous.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and as everyone has already said, reminds me to try using gilding flakes and embossing them. Congratulations to todays winners. Love Jean xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, another winner!! Love the the embossed background and of course your signature buckle feature, actually just love everything about it.
Congratulations to the lucky winners
Have a Great Day
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Wow a very decadent card today gold and silver and beautiful embossing.

Congratulations to the Winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How gorgeous, love the way the background seems to radiate from the sentiment. Congrats to the winners

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Super card. The embossed gilding is beautiful. Would use it for another occasion as I tend to make get well cards in lighter/brighter shades.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue, well done all you lucky winners.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love it - it's a must try - gold and silver together is sometimes difficult I find - but this really works well together.
Rgs
Clare W

Marion said...

Hi Sue the embossed background is beautiful, love the gilding flake touch too.i agree with
Mrs Duck i would use lighter colour's for get well cards.
Marion H

Rachel Taylor said...

Very glam indeed ! I love it .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I would never think to put gold and silver together, but I love it!
Gail Cx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Well, there's only one word for today's card and that's WOW! I love it. I really must try this technique sometime. Congratulations to today's winners, and thank you Sue for sharing this with us. Enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Embossing the gilded flakes works so well. This card must have taken an age to complete with all the different techniques!
Best wishes
Anne O

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Very glam , thanks for all the techniques.

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I have the Dies but not the folder, so I will try this card, as I really like the concept of the Gold, and Silver.
Hope the weather is okay for you Sue!
well done to the lucky winners too!
Love Marg

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card, love the embossing on the gilding flakes ( must remember to try that ). Congratulations to the winners ,enjoy your goodies!

Alison Couchman said...

What a stunning card! I've only just started to use gilding flakes so this is another technique I can try. I love your style of card-making - so elegant and textured and it inspires me to keep trying.

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,
Lovely card. Good one to receive if you're feeling poorly. X

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,
Lovely card. Good one to receive if you're feeling poorly. X

Tracy Stitt said...

Mornin sue and gang. Wow I love this one. Never embossed whilst using gilding flakes. Will need to try it
Love Tracy from killie x

Jane said...

Very ornate and opulent.

Jane xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Wow what a sumptuous card and another technique for me to try with the guilding flakes.
Thanks
Alison B. x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW Stunning card, I have the embossing folder so will be trying this card today - have Brother in Law ill so will send it to him
Hugs
Carol x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, an impressive card today, would be lovely for a wedding or anniversary card. Great idea to emboss once the gilding flakes have been added. Congrats to the winners. Bx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue- A really Glam card today. Love the gold and silver together.

Love Rosemarie xx

gwen70 said...

Brilliant card Sue will try this one

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, gold and silver very opulent.
I like many others have never embossed when using gilding flakes, it's now on my to do list, it really adds the wow factor.
Congratulations to the winners - enjoy.

Take care, love Brenda xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue X happy crafting

Anonymous said...

Wow this card is enough to make someone feel so much better - very opulent and could be used for many occasions too. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Best wishes Sue and hope you are enjoying the Florida sunshine.
YvonneMayxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Just caught up with the last few days posts, loved them :-) great card today, very rich.
Donna Jones

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Great card today like all the different effects on this, congrats to the winners. Hugs sarah xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, such a beautiful card and quite apt for me with mother in law taken ill over Christmas. We have a bit of sunshine this morning. Congratulations to the winners.

Love June
xxx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, such a beautiful card and quite apt for me with mother in law taken ill over Christmas. We have a bit of sunshine this morning. Congratulations to the winners.

Love June
xxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, A real WOW of a card. I am sure this card would make anyone feel better. The gilding flakes embossed are a real show stopper.
Congratulations to today's winners.
I hope all the bloggers have survived the awful amount of rain we have had.
X Ros

Jazzylady said...

Good morning Sue,
The opulence of this card cheered me up as I'm recovering from a very bad cold. I never think to emboss gilding flakes so this another technique I must try this year. My New Year's resolution is to come out of my comfort zone and learn a new technique each month.
Love, Karen x

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Lovely! the background look beautiful!

pat S Witney said...

hi Sue
Another stunning card today. I love the colour combination. I must get this embossing folder. keep meaning to but can't seem to find it when I remember I need it.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a stunning card love the
embossed gilding flakes very oppulent.
Congrats to all the winners.
Nancyd xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Morning everyone! Pleased you are feeling better
Cameeli. Trust others improving too!

Oh Sue today's card is just right! I love using gilding flakes but have never tried embossing afterwards. Great idea
And thanks so much for the tip. I always love your buckle cards - so clean and smart.

Congratulations to the winners! Another quiet day here as voice still lost! Maybe it will return with the mojo that got lost a few weeks ago!

Love to all,
Myra

karenlotty said...

Congrats winners Never thought of embossing gilding flakes Will give that a go love the colours etc but like Mrs Duck & Marion H when I do a Get Well card which thankfully are very few I use lighter brighter colours

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, very beautiful card love Jean Z xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
You have used one of my very favourite embossing folders on this card - sea garden - love it. Never thought of embossing gilding flakes though, must give that a try. Looks fab too with gilding wax on it. Congrats to winners. Alison xx

Evelyn from ireland said...

Love the use of gold and silver together. Would use this more for wedding or anniversary cards but could be used for anything if coloured was adapted to suit the occasion. Evelyn.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card but then it does have everything, gilding, buckles and labels twenty!!!
Best wishes, Pat

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue, my first thought as I saw this card was WOW! Such amazing techniques and will now have to use the Sea Garden folder. I have the gilding flakes so just need the buckle dies - might have smaller ones and see how it comes out. I wonder how many of us will be using gilding flakes and embossing today - after all the comments...
Glad Cameeli is feeling better & hope this card lifts everyone from the doldrums!!
Congrats to the winners - what a lovely feeling when you see your name on the list. Sheila x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue love the background on this card. Congratulations to the winners today, especially my friend Rose.
Denise Hancock

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Love it! Love it! Love it! What girl doesn't like a bit of glam! It's stunning!
Congratulations to today's winners.

Love Sheila xx

Jean Johnston said...

what an interesting choice of media for this card. I would not have thought of 'glam' for a get well card but it is great.

Alice G said...

Wow, stunning! Love the embossed building flakes, what a fab idea, can't wait to try that.

Alice xx

hotpotato said...

oooo love it so glam too.

nattyboots said...

Love it Sue ,
Well done all the winners
Take Care
Elaine H x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Really pretty card - love it. Lovely gift for those blog friends that are not well. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card, it would certainly cheer up anyone who was feeling under the weather. Take care everyone, and congrats to the winners today, Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the background on this card, just like lots of others I keep forgetting that you can emboss once gilded. This is why we need you Sue. Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Beverley W

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Should read the blogs before I do.

So glad Cameeli is feeling better.
Tres - whiskey, beechams and duvet works wonders.

Congrats to the winners. Think that's it!!!

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, what an opulent card!! Love the effect you've created with the background. x

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love your labels/buckle, they are one of my favs, though I have to admit that I didn't see it at first, because of the larger sentiment. What pleases me even more is that I have all the dies you used!
Congrats to the winners too.

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah Sue,
Gorgeous card, particularly like the background, in fact that is the bit I am going to nick, thank you very muchly x

snowqueen62 said...

I love the embossed gilded look. Another must try.
Congratulations to the winners.
Hugs Sue x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very sumptuous card. Would definitely brighten your day. Thanks for sharing. Congrats winners.

Victoria said...

I'm always too nervous to try gold and silver together, but I think I'll give it a go now after seeing this brilliant card. This is a real winner Sue. Thank you so much.

magpie said...

Oooooooo what a beautiful card to wake you up! It's what we'd call a Bobby Dazzler! Thank you Sue (once again!) for the reminder that we can emboss the gilding flakes. Hope you are having a wonderful time! Congratulations to Mabe, Rose and Sam! Wonderful! You'll enjoy your prize! Have a great day too everyone and hope this finds you all well xx Love Karen xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Have never thought about embossing flakes..must try it!

Disco Queen said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Brenda Hanlon said...

Fab card Sue, was thinking of doing a card today using gilding flakes guess what.... I'm embossing it now as well. Thanks again for all your tips and inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this one is right up my street! Gorgeous absolutely Gorgeous! Congratulations to all lucky winners!
ValC xx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the colours and design xx hazel

Jennifer Swandells said...

What an absolutely beautiful card today Sue, I just love the gilding and the way that you have used it. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Anonymous said...

WHOOO!! THANK YOU~~ So great to be one of the winners today. MMMmm perhaps I should buy every scratch card and lottery ticket I can think of? I feel SOoo lucky. Well done to the other lucky winners. All I can say is...Keeeeep Blogging!! Ps Lovely card today it's FAB-U-LOUS!! Mabex

Vie Carter said...

Very elegant card today,congrats to you lucky winners too

Vie
x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A very elegant, opulent looking card today !! I Love the colour combo of silver, gold and white. I think the background of the gilding flakes, the sea garden embossing folder and then a little black soot distress ink looks absolutely fab !! Definately one to try !! I really love this effect. I always love your buckle cards too. It is beautiful Sue.
Congrats to all of today's winners.
Hope you have a great time in Florida Sue. I am looking forward to the next time I can see you on tv.
Thank you Shirley T for your get well advise but I have a long term illness that is not flu. ( although I often experience boughts of flu on a regular basis.) Thank you very much any way for your kindness and I really appreciate it. Lots of love to you and everyone this morning from Tres x x x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card, the flakes look amazing embossed gives real dimension.
Congrats to the winners
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Maryann Laursen said...

Wonderful card again today. Beautiful work, even the color is not quite my favorit, but I love the lay out on it.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW this is such an opulent card, love everything about it. The gilding
and embossing are lush and as others have said thank you for reminding us to emboss on gilding. Love your signature buckle and dies used/ Congratulations to the lucky winners, enjoy ladies.
Glad to hear Cameeli is feeling better and hope that Tres is feeling comfortable.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. The gilding on the background using your embossed sea grass fold is lovely. Congratuations to all the winners.

Jill Liddle said...

This card is stunning. Almost makes me wish I was ill sso you could send it to me LOL.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue love the card but like other people I would use it for a different occasion.
Congrats. To thw winners
Ita

Maggie said...

Thank you. I shall take that personally as I've developed a horrid cough which is keeping the whole family awake! Why don't I do this technique more often - it makes such a luxurious background, full of interest. What a stunning card. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

lynda said...

Hi Sue what a stunner this card is the background is gorgeous I'm impressed with the embossing on the guiding flakes just lovely.I love your sea garden folder it's one of my favourites.Great colour combo as usual .
Hugs Lynda Brock xx
Congrats to the lucky Wilsonette winners xx
Wishing all the unwell Wilsonettes a speedy recovery xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love the gilding flakes, all those colours, zingy.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

jane stillman said...

Oh wow! love the combination of the guilding flakes and embossing, a fabulous get well card x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card...I don't normally put gold and silver together, but this really works. Maybe I should give it a go more!! Love Sam xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

A card 'guaranteed' to cheer the sick and perk up a(nother) miserable day. Thank you.
Sue

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Am late again! But had to do my little dance of joy around the house, having found out that I am one of the lucky winners of the comments game... Congrats to Mabe and Sam, too.
Your card is sheer glamour, I don't normally put gold and silver together but you've certainly changed my mind. You really transform simple materials into something magical. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue,
This card would cheer anyone feeling poorly. Great work as usual, you're amazing.
Regards Zena

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful and Glam card. A lot of work has went into making the card.
Take care
Hazel G x

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
Lovely, dynamic card! What a lot of creativity you have put into this one with such stunning results!! Each layer adds more beauty and depth! Thanks for all the inspirational ideas.
Hugs, Karen

Laura O said...

congrats to winners ,bit blinggy for me today,love the doily die though .Laura O

Carol S. said...

This card is rather lush Sue! Beautiful mix of gold and silver. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card today hugs Sonia x

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful card I would not usually go for a card wifh so much going on but nice.
Congrats to winners.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

A very opulent get well card, I'm sure it would aid a speedy recovery for anyone who received this.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Congrats to all the lucky winners.

Anonymous said...

Yooohooo, anyone in ? Cooor, thought Id be locked out Im so late ! Been making two 1st birthday cards for a lady that gave me an order from my last Farmers Market/craft fair, 2 for the same little boy with Cousin on one and Great Nephew on t'other both with his name on, photo sent to see if she wants to make any changes before I stick it all down and put the inserts in, and my hands are screaming and pleading "NO MORE" !! So I had to call it a day, look at my favourite blog and watch my two favourite skaters.
Well hello Sue and all Wilsonettes, Sue, it must be wonderful to be back in temps of 75+ sharing time and love with family and friends, talking of family and friends - CONGRATULATIONS to Rose, Sam and Mabe, isn't it a wonderful but sureal feeling to see your name as winners ? Enjoy your gift ladies : )
Sue, you certainly know how to lift spirits with this card today, a wonderful WOW - Wonder Of Wilson, I've spent many months in hospital over the past couple of years, and I would have felt the luckiest lady to receive a card like this, I have also SENT many a get well card, but NONE anywhere as beautiful as this, but in time maybe that will all change as Im ordering lots of colours of Foundation card, so Im making a start, and thanks to you and all the beautiful dies, stamps, and embossing folders you bring to us, once I've got my A4 'mangle' there should be a 'different' look to what I try and produce, it will take time before I own a new mangle, so until then I will just do my best with the things I love : )
Well my hands are really humming now, so I'll bid you a nice evening/afternoon (for Sue) and hope you all stay safe in this awful weather we are having again.
Lots of hugs to everyone, see you tomorrow.
Lancashire Steph xxx Glad to read Cameeli is so much better today and any of our ladies that arn't so well today - thinking of you : ) xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Well what can I say your card today is beautiful
No change in my comments there then lol.
You can make your dies do amazing things. Sue
Hope you are enjoying your visit over the pond
And congratulations to the winners.
Even though I'm jealous.
Take care Sue
Theresa x

CraftyJo said...

Purdy! Would certainly make one feel better :)

Shazza said...

how beautiful x

Lindsay Martin said...

Evening Sue, what a lovely card, I know a lot of people don't like gold and silver together but I think it looks great. Congratulations to all todays winners, big well done xxx

sue wilson said...

I love the weaving idea very clever

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
NICE TO GET HOME AND BACK TO NORMAL, OR AS NORMAL AS IT GETS LOL
LOVE THE BACKGROUND ON THIS CARD AND BUCKLE CARD.
WELL DONE AND CONGRATS YOU WINNERS
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

weefortune said...

Lovely Card Sue, Hugs elaine x

Jean Deane said...

hi Sue, another fab card love the guilding flakes with the sea garden embossing folder, and the focal element using labels 20 ! Beautiful
Hugs
Jean D

Congrats to all the winners

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card really love this one, so rich and opulent looking.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Margaret corgi owner

kimberley said...

Very opulent!!take care,x.

nannapat said...

Lovely elegant card Sue, love the colourway. Congrats to the winners. Pat x

Helen Barker said...

Stunning use of the golding flakes.Well done to the winners.
Helen Bx

Anonymous said...

I really love this elegant card, Sue.
I already have the embossing folder so am off to buy some guilding flakes tomorrow. I had thought I could manage without these but now I can see the lovely effect you have created I have changed my mind. The gold and silver together look really stunning.

Best Wishes
Lesley S
Crawley, West Sussex

Sandy H said...

Just so lovely.

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

I missed this one yesterday but its a beautiful one, lovely creation.
Congratulations to the winners.

Love & Hugs

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

Diane Mortimer said...

Love the metallics

Diane from Glasgow xx

Gail said...

Stunning and luv the folding flakes colour combo xx GaikT xx

Marianna Hammer said...

I love this card. This is a technic that I think I could do too :) But I doubt if I could get it as pretty as yours