Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Gold Opulence

Hi crafters!  I think that gold and black are such a rich combo and this card is no exception.  I hope you like today's card and don't forget that you can subscribe to the Creative Expressions You Tube channel and get notifications of all my videos as they are posted on You Tube.  Please leave me a comment if you like the videos too!
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Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Very lavish and lovely

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
Thank you for today's offering of gold opulence which is just perfect and elegant for me.
I love the colour definitely one for my portfolio.
Chin up Steph you are never boring its a difficult time of adjusting, for you sending you hug or two!!
Norah Sending you a magical sprinkling of fairy dust for energy.
Hope everyone one finds a little magic today
Cameeli xx

Annie said...

Opulent and elegant, love the background and the border. Very "Sue"!

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is so rich and elegant! Black/Gold are always wonderful together, and the bow is stunning, finishing the card off beautifully. Off to watch the video now.Take care.

Eemeli said...

Wow! Love the use of those dies. And the shimmer. And the sentiment.
And the background. And... :D Fabulous outcome and one extra mention
to the stunning bow! Gotta watch the video next.


Jan.moogie said...

Woo hoo another one to try Sue, thank you. xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, very opulent and elegant, love black and gold, and this card is perfection. Off to watch the video. Have a lovely day. Bx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a gorgeous card its so elegant. Black and gold is made for each other. And the bow is great. Going to watch the video now so ill see you back here tomorrow. Take care sue xxxx

Debs A

kitty davies said...

morning Sue
Thank you This card is beautifultake care all Kitty. will watch the video later

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW - this card is absolutely stunning. I love black and gold and the way you've put the card together is just brilliant.
That bow is something else, too.
One word for it: Pulchritudinous!
Hugs, Rose

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Sue and all the crafty crew!!
Great Video, great tips and techniques. Well off to the gym now wedding day creeping ever closer!!
Cameeli xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Yesterday my Berkeley dog was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Over the last week she has lost her sight , and about 70% use of her legs and with every day she remembers us less. So I am going to bow out for a while as we have a very difficult decision to make, when to say our goodbye's.

I would just like say a big Thank You all you lovely friends that have sent me and my Berkeley dog Love and Hugs on my email and on my blog and on Sue's blog, they have meant so much to us.
With Love and Kind regards

Tina XX

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers.

Love today's card will watch the video later tonight.

Sally x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the gold and black theme today the video is great to you can craft along with you thank you Tracy w x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Another winning video, you make it all look so easy! I have just got some felf to start making flowers with.
Gail C x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another great video, Sue, always enjoy watching. Ditto to Rose's 'P' word, a stunning card.

'P' in Wales
Tina and Berkeley dog - so very sorry, am weeping for you. Have been there too. Our pets are gifts to treasure while we can.

Cinders61 said...

Loving the black and gold,Sue. I will watch the video later. Wishing Tina strength and lots of support as she struggles with this sadness. Gillian x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card the openness and intricacy of these dies is just beautiful am loving the black and gold together as well.
Beverley W

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and all her followers. Black and gold is so elegant and classy, can't wait to watch the video but I'll save it for my post work treat. Thinking of you, Tina and Berkeley, and sending lots of crafty hugs.

Rachel Taylor said...

Very opulent indeed ,love it !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Maria Illsley said...

Sue you have done it agsin - another stunning card xxx

Maggie Phillips said...

Wow!An absolute stunner Sue~ I've lots to do today, so leaving the video as my treat for later.
(((Special hugs to Tina and Berkley)))
Maggie x

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue, will be back to watch the video after work! Carole Z X

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card and a super video. Yes, I'll definitely be trying this one!
Best wishes
Anne O

kitty davies said...

Hi again Sue .
Thank you brilliant video take care Kitty

TDQ Karen said...

Sue, what a lovely elegant card today, I adore it.

Tina ,, sendiing youmany best wishes, It is the most terrible time for a pet lover and my heart goes out to you and your canine friend xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I shall watch the video later. I watched your show from Sunday on the C&C site that worked really well and there were some techniques I want to try. Thank you for sharing all you do. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. Love the black and gold together it always looks very rich and this card is stunning. I just love your bows and hat pins.
Best Wishes
Denise x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly beautiful card, very decadent and sultry, I loved watching you roll the bitty blossom in felt, looks really beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner! Love the die. Thank you for sharing.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue love the opulence of this card. It is so rich and elegant.
So sorry Tina and Berkeley, such a sad time. Our pets just mean the world to us x

Joan D said...

What a stinker of a card. The colours are fabulous and the background die is beautiful. A must have for me. Xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great video, card and EL4 - a fave! Please can you comment somewhere sometime on your use of white mounting foam - you always use this and never black which I would have thought would have been better than white on say the black frame in this card? - but what do I know?!! There's most probably a very obvious reason why you always use white but for the life of me I can't see it!

Best wishes to Tina at this difficult time - been there, done that - it's a terrible decision to have to make but you will know when it's time to say GB to Berkeley.
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
I will watch the video later I still can't leave comments so will comment on here. I love the opulence if today's card, I watched the tool she'd show I recorded and agree with all yesterday's comments about Debbie she certainly let you shine. Your samples and demos were fabulous (noticed a few sneaky peeks lol). I particularly loved your tip about sticking vellum, it's a problem I've struggled with for years. I usually stick a topper over where I put the glue or use brads.
Tina I am so sorry to hear about Berkely dog you know how to get in touch sending you both a massive hug.
Hugs x
Heather T

Pam B said...

Good morning Sue

I love this card and the way you inspire us all, it was lovely to see you on our screens on Sunday and also I really like the video's.


Pam B

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue a stunning card for any occasion. So sorry Tina to hear about your Berkeley dog, I lost my two Labradors in a similar way in a very short space of time. I really feel for you!!
Sending love and hugs to everyone today
Dawn Searle xxx

Theresa said...

Good Morning Sue
Well todays card is as you say Opulent. I love it I have some of your gold card not used it as yet but might just have to dust it off and make a card with it and the black
Not watched the video yet will watch that when I get in from work
You have a wonderful day
And take care
Theresa x

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
love your card and I think the bow is just stunning.
The videos are a great idea and very good viewing. x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, what a truly scrummy card, love the combo of black/gold together. Lol lynne m
Ps My thoughts are with you Tina at this difficult time. Had to say goodbye to my darlings due to liver failure and fluid on the lungs. It was a heartbreaking time but what kept me going was that they are now my guardian angels. Lol lynne m x x

Anonymous said...

Forgot to say hope Steph and Nora are feeling better.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, very opulent card today. I love black and gold. My thoughts are with everyone who need extra love and support today.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue, I'm all for the dramatic colours.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A very lush and elegant card today.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Karen Stafford said...

What a refreshing show, watched recording yesterday and great so much could be packed in without interruption. Well done Debbie. Thank you for all your inspiration and demos Sue. xx

Karen Stafford said...

What a refreshing show, watched recording yesterday and great so much could be packed in without interruption. Well done Debbie. Thank you for all your inspiration and demos Sue. xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I'm afraid I'm going to be the only one today who says 'today's gift is not hitting buttons for me'.
Although I like the format it's the colouring I just cannot get past.
Perhaps it's because I could not get my laptop to work the video. Will try again later.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love, this gorgeous creation.
Will watch the Video later when I have time to "digest" all the great inspiration.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Today's card pushes all the right buttons for me. I love it. X

foxyg said...

A lovely elegant card Sue.

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
A very opulent creation-I love the border and the bows.
Will watch video later

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card love the gold and black so rich.
Thankyou for the video will watch later with a cuppa.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning Sue and another great tut xx Jan

Marianna Hammer said...
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Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you so much for another wonderful video.
What a great card! I simply adore black and gold. It's a winner every time.
And what a good idea to microbead all the patterned borders, that we all have. And even bright cardstock,that we didn't think we would use. Simply a gret idea. Thanks :)

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, another stunner for us to have a go at. Very opulent black n gold together and adore the the rose n bow. Watch video later. Have a great day.

Love June

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card very opulent and lush. Tina, so sorry to hear your terribly sad news about Berkeley . I've been in the same position myself and wouldn't wish it on anyone - after all they are part of the family. As Lynne says, he will be your guardian angel. Lots of love to you and of course Berkeley, Alison xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue sorry this one doesnt do it for me ,i think its the colours ,i prefer light clean colours.
Marion H

Jean Deane said...

Morning Sue,
What a rich ,opulent card today love all the glitter and the lovely bow, the black and gold are so perfect together especially for special occasions . Will watch video in a bit .
Jean D

Special wishes and hugs to Tina , you will know when it's the right time to let her go , so sad !! Thinking of you xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

The card is lovely, the videos are great and you demonstrate techniques brilliantly. Although you explain how to make your cards very well, I always look forward to the videos. Thank you.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card xx hazel

Beth Peake said...

I love black and gold. Always a great combo for both men and women

luv n hugs

Beth xx

karenlotty said...

I'm sorry to say that I'm with Ecco of Sheffield on this one Great technique but will check the video to see if it changes my mind I think it, to me, that the sentiment has been squeezed onto the die and is too small but I'm open to change

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colour combo. Great video, at the reveal of finished card the black took on an aubergine colour which looked good with the gold too.
Donna Jones

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Another one of your master pieces - love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card but my favourite bit is the glorious bow, as usual a wonderful video, sorry you missed your craft show Steph but I'm sure your new little four paws makes up for it Hugs to all.

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, so rich looking, stunning bow and gorgeous background

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW stunningly beautiful card, I love the black and gold so elegant and rich together. Will watch the video later
Carol x

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful and opulent card today.

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue ....black and gold wow....x

Jayne S said...

Wow what a stunning card. You are amazing!

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I will watch video later, because I know the picture on my PC doesn't do your card justice.
But I love Black and Gold together!
Love Marg

julie laz said...

Morning sue, beautiful card, I love the black, getting some more of your dies today,love all the video's you do cos they help me alot, have a lovely day, crafty hugs Julie xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue. What a lovely rich looking card. beautiful die of course. Just off to watch the video.
Love Val in Spain x

TOB said...

opulent and stunning. Love the black embossing on black paper.Theresa

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
So lush I love it and very elegant, I think your videos are brilliant I love to watch how to make things I find that way much better to learn how to make things.. hugs sarah xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, what a very beautiful and
elegant card really like the soft gold
card you brought us I have a drawer full
of mirri I don't use now except maybe
at Christmas time. The video's are really helpful and are easier to follow thenks again Sue.

Nancyd xx

June Horrocks said...

Dear sue a stunning card very special the colours are so rich thank you for sharing love always June xxxx
Tina you have. all my love at this sad time xx.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very opulent card today, black and gold work so well together. Will watch video later.
Tina so sorry to learn of Berkley, you know this Is the right decision, as you don't want your pet to suffer, I have been there a few times and have some wonderful memories. Take care, Jess x

nuttinanni said...

Oh definitely a WOW card. hugs Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - yet another winner! Love the opulence of this card and loving the microbeading too. Looking forward to watching the video later. Best wishes

Janice Wallace said...

Sorry, Sue, whilst I love parts of this card, there is something about the whole card which just doesn't work for me. It's something around the sentiment area.
Love the border and bow.
Tina, hugs to you. We went through a tough patch with our german shepherd last year. Fortunately he pulled through after 2 major ops, but they are so much part of life.
Janice W

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
What a truly opulent card Sue that you have made today, all i could never afford to buy such an extravagant card beauty. The champagne crushed silky ribbon is such a lovely soft shade of gold. Will try the felt flower later i think as i now have some of the blossom felt.

Tina, i don't know what to say as nothing will ease the pain you are going through at the moment. It is heartbreaking seeing them struggle so hard, and yet, i think a part of all of us is that wee bit selfish in wanting them to stay because we just can't comprehend our life going on without our beloved babies. My 4 paws is little sister to my son and daughter which sounds so stupid, but that is how it is in my home. She is the youngest of my children even though she has 4 feet/paws and i get just as upset when she is not well as i do when the others are ill. All i can say is my love, hugs, and thoughts are with you. I would give you a big cuddle in person if i could, but since i can't please know that we are all thinking of you and poor wee Berkeley.
Steph, you will never replace your last baby 4 paws as each have their own place in our heart and memories and it is there that we keep them alive. As long as they are kept alive by us where it matters, they will never be gone. Your new little Diva will never be a replacement, but she will bring her own love when you are ready, just give her a chance when you feel a bit more able. She brings her own little personality, her little ways and character and she is just waiting for a chance to prove to someone that she is worth taking a chance on. Your daughter had your happiness in her heart when she picked little Miss Diva for you, and to be loved so much by someone else like that is worth more than anything else in the world i reckon.
Thank you to all my super friends here on the blog that think of me as i go through my day to day struggle with me. I so much appreciate the extra thoughts and bursts of energy that you teleport up to me. Can i share the energy around with the others that need it as much, Cameeli please? There is quite a few like me on here that need that we bit extra boost so i shall share it around.
Have a great day everyone and i will hopefully see you all tomorrow,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah from a sun shiny Glenochil

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous, very classy and love the bow detail which sets it all off perfectly

Maid of Kent said...

Enjoyed the video and love the card. So enjoyed the show on Sunday and agree with the comments about Debbie so refreshing to have a presenter that was not trying to upstage the guest.
So sorry Tina that you are having such a troubled time. You will know when the time is right. Crafty hugs Ann x

JESSIE said...


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card so rich and black and gold are lovely together, thanks for a beautiful card love Jean Z xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A rich opulent card, love everything except the big bow. Great video as usual, making these videos must take up a lot of your time, but they are really appreciated you give us so many tips and techniques to try. Thank you.

Alison Couchman said...

I didn't like the previous black and gold card but I really like this one. You have so many unique touches in your ideas Sue - on this one it's the clear embossing on the black in the centre that I like and will try.

I was lucky enough to get some vouchers for my birthday yesterday so I will be able to buy some of your dies after all. Now, which one to choose . . . . . hhmmm.

ellyscard creatief said...

Very beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Like the card. Black and gold go so well together. X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue an Wiilsonettes. WELCOME to CINDY, you have found the most BRILLIANT blog ever. Enjoy, as we all do.
Thanks to Pam. Margaret. Myra. Anon. Beryl, for messages re new family member Cassie. I was going to leave a longer post but after hearing from Tina via email my heart is SO heavy and just cant find 'bounce and jovality' today, it's all so fresh for me and close to home as it is for Margaret, thinking of you xx
I just want to hug and cry with Tina. Thinking of you sweetheart, we are around for you if you need us xx

Sue. What a delightful gift. It looks so rich. Beautiful - ( like the heart of the maker)
Have any Wilsonettes spotted the new limited edition Coconut Lindor box ? The colour is lush lush lush and we need that colour to go with our Peacock Feather ink ! Please CE make us this colour card for our stash.
Looking forward to both today's tutorial and your Sunday show.
Love to all.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Nikkinoo said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

Susan White said...

Lovely card - will check out the video later. Thanks, Susan x

Jackie Meechan said...

Very rich and special looking maybe a little too dark for me but not everyone ine has the same tastes. Still love the ideas would just change the colours. Hugs

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, super video and lots of techniques, the embossing really came to life as you heated it in this video! and the micro beads really enhanced the backing paper, love from Jackie D

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, such opulence!
Erica x

Anonymous said...

Opulence abounds in this one Sue...watching video later to see how easily you put everything together!
Val C xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. I don't usually scroll down all the comments but have today and isn't it sad about Tina's dog. How lovely that we can get support from each other - sometimes it's easier to tell a stranger than someone close at hand. I do wish them courage to do the right thing and happy memories of brilliant times spent together. I think this card is perfect for them. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
First of all, so sorry Tina, sending love to you and your lovely dog! We found the sadness was replaced eventually by the many lovely happy memories we had our our Labrador ! Even the ones in which she stole food!!

Steph a warm Patricraft Blog welcome to Cassie! Perhaps Cassie's exploits will help take Tina's mind off her sadness as she
recalls the joy a new dog brings!

Sue, today's card is amazing as ever and the black is even growing on my husband! Not literally! I will watch the video later as have a Funeral today.
I am going to change my name!!! There is another Myra! So I will be Myra P, ( the Lancashire one).
Love to all,
Myra P

rachel said...

such a pretty card Sue - the flowers look gorgeous - so plush xx

Myra P said...

Oops - Particraft! fingers going faster than brain! Sorry.
Myra P

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the black and gold. Very rich and classy. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - todays card is beautiful and the name is very apt as it is indeed opulent. Helenxx

Helen Kington said...

Morning just wanted to say to Tina I feel so much for you. Having lost a dog last year the same way it is a very difficult decision but one which will be hard to take. You will have lots of happy memories that you will eventually be able to think of. Take care and remember we are all thinking of you. Helen xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous card rich and opulent, love everything about it. The flower is scrummy. Thank you for a great video. I will pin this card as I do lots of your cards.
Steph how wonderful of your daughter to get you Cassie, you will have lots of fun with Cassie, you have a big heart and Cassie will give you lots of love.
Tina my heart goes out to you and Berkely, she is so beautiful. My tears are falling, been through this with my beloved cat. You will know when the time is right. Big hugs and cuddles to you both.
Norah sending you some sunshine from Yorkshire.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
WOW! Today's card just blew me away!!! It's so exquisite...love the black and gold. Great video as always and you make it all look so easy.

Love Sheila xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Rich opulent card and fabulous bow, will watch you later
Best wishes, Pat

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue
stunning card and fabulous demo.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry xx

Pinky said...

Hi Sue
Lovely as always - particularly like the black jute with the bow. Couldn't watch on Sunday so have made a little window today to watch the recordings without interruption....heaven!! Vicki x

Mac Mable said...

As always a stunning card and love the colour combo xx

terrie said...

Such a rich looking card...
Well done Sue

Maryann Laursen said...

As usual you´ve made such an awesome card Sue, and this will be sooo perfect for a male too, thanks so much for that. I really like this one.

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue, loved the video too.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

kathy mcmaster said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card, i love the felt flower.

Best wishws

kathy mcmaster

Lacelady said...

Wow Sue, Opulence is the right word for it, it looks absolutely beautiful. Off to watch the video now, I still think they are a great treat, especially as there are no presenters butting in!

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
WOW - this cards is gold and opulent, and would certainly stand out in the crowd..... I love it.
Tina, sorry to hear of the difficult decision you've got to make, just remember all your blog friends are here for you, we can't ease your pain, but it's at times like this its just knowing there is always someone there for you....And we are LOL x
Sue, my Spanish and Italian background dies have arrived plus two of the finishing touches I ordered. Its a showery day here in South London, I think it's time to me to play, I know I will enjoy using them. Take care, love Brenda xxx

CraftyJo said...

Wow, so opulent!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card - I love the colour combination - it is so elegant.
I am loving all your videos and get so much from watching them again and again. You are my inspiration to try new things. Thank You for all your videos - I hope we can have them for ever-more.
Bye for now.

Tina - so very sorry to hear about Berkeley dog - my thoughts are with you.
SandraP xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Elegant, rich and opulant, love it. Thanks for the video.

Pearl said...

Fantastic card today Sue, love the gold and black, so opulent!

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Anonymous said...

HOT NEWS WILSONETTES!! I have just found Sue's netted bow and floral bow stamps in Sam Poole's on line shop - Creative Studio - she also has the new black snow and ices from CE - thought you might like to know. Happy Shopping!
Clare W

Disco Queen said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I agree it is very rich & opulent. I just love die-cutting felt. Theresa x

camelot67 said...

Gppd Morning Sue,

Loving this card, as black and gold is a firm favourite of mine. However, having said that your photos show somewhat of a blue colouring to me so that too could be be another option. Unfortunately I am unable to watch the video until a little later, so in the meantime thank you for sharing this with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, love the design and the micro beaded boarder is gorgeous.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Pat S Witney said...

hi Sue
Gorgeous combination of colours you have used. This sentiment is what we all wish you Sue. We not only get inspiration from you but videos and designing just what we all want. You are one multi talented lady.

Vie Carter said...

Black and Gold so elegant.
Would be very pleased to receive such a card


Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's offering.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

SusanP, Kent said...

This is so beautiful and lives up to its name! Off to watch you at work on the video.

Gail said...

Fab card as always xx GailT xx

Jill Liddle said...

Love the colours on this card. Very nice indeed.

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, stunning card , just love black & gold. Have a good Dayx

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, well I have survived my granny duties but only just! A wingy 12 month old and a 3 yr old that want your undivided attention is hard work when you are not used to it anymore! Beautiful card today, do love gold and black! I had some of your stamps waiting for me when I hot baxk, so looking forward to playing with them. Love Jean xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Another lovely card today. Definately Opulent and Elegant !! I so love video day !! I love my Elegant labels four dies that I got for Christmas and it is great to see some lovely new idea's on how to use them. I love gold and black together as they are such a great match. I love your bow, felt flower and stick pins too. A really lovely card Sue. Thanks for sharing. Lots of love Tres x x x

Tina, I am so very sorry to hear your dreadfully sad news about your beautiful doggie Berkeley. I cried when I read your comment. I can imagine what you must be going through as I have had the same experience many years ago. It is heartbreaking. But like other people on the blog have said, those feelings will eventually be replaced by many Happy Memories of the time you all spent together. I have two more doggies now and a cat to but they are all getting older and i know what we will all have to go through again when the time comes. I still know that our lives have been transformed and enriched by having our beloved pets and that the good times very much out weigh the bad times. Sending you lots of love and hugs. Thinking of you at this difficult time love Tres x x x

Lancashire Steph, I am so glad that you have welcomed a new little doggie into your family. Cassie sounds like she has had a difficult start in life and I am sure you are the perfect person to give her the love and devotion that she needs. Congratulations to you Steph. I am so pleased for you.

Norah I hope you feel better soon. I myself have so many bad days all the time. Sometimes it really gets you down. I am 41 now and have this nightmare illness for almost nine years. I wish i could make cards more often but have to just be content with what i can do right now. Sending you lots of hugs and love, Tres x x x

Lots of love to all the Willsonettes love Tres x x x
Ps Sue I am looking forward to seeing your video or instructions for the beautiful Roses dies love Tres x x x

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and fellow Wilsonettes! Brilliant video Sue (as always!) and such a stunning gold and black card. Very rich and a "Gold Opulence" card so aptly named. I'm a bit naive on the Pin Interest so thank you for the details on what to do....will get my husband to do it me thinks! Welcome Cindy to our wonderful family of the Sue Wilsonettes! It's so nice to have so many lovely people here! Who, are not only here to see our Sue's beautiful creations and videos, (and email help in everything you need to know or find!) but also the friendship, spiritual and heartfelt "pick me up" times. Knowing that, although you have never met, you have so many friends that are here to give their love and support to you. Sending lots of rainbows to all of you that need it. Lots of love and hugs to you Tina in this sad time for you. You were so blessed with Berkeley and Berkeley was so blessed with you. The decision that you make or have made will never take away the wonderful memories that you have shared together. She will never leave you....xx Thinking of you hun...
xx Love Karen xx

Emily said...

Black and gold has such a rich look to your card. Lovely! Great job.

Hazel said...

Beautiful creation today Sue, will have to fine some time to watch your video later. Hazel

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes a beautiful beautiful card love the gold & black together so elagent will watch video later x

Tina I'm so sorry for your sad news my heart goes out to you & your beautiful Berkeley 4 paws & the hard decision you have or have to make sending you both love & hugs xx
sending love to all Wilsonettes who need Hugs xx

Love & hugs Sue Lynda Brock xx

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
It's definitely an opulent card! Love your videos , as always so helpful and gives little tips that are so special. Loved seeing the felt rosé demo. Will have to look for your new line of stamps that go with the spellbinders.
Hugs, Karen

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
A truly elegantly beautiful card, absolutely wonderful, thank you for such a great video as always.
Take care everyone especially Steph and Norah hope you are enjoying a little sunshine today.
Margaret corgi owner
Message for Tina sending you love and hugs, may you find the extra courage and strength as you face the difficult time ahead. You know how to get in touch if I can help. xx
Message for Berkeley, paws to rest, sweet dreams little lady, God Bless. xx

Janet Fleming said...

Hi sue,
What a stunning card. Love it soooooooooo elegant. Bought these dies late last year. Will be having another go with them. Thanks. Love Jan xx

craftycarol said...

Afternoon Sue,
I have just watched your video for today, I have got to agree with you black and gold look so elegant together.
Carol x

Karen Drew said...

Black and Gold look so elegant together.
Beautiful card
Karen xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for another wonderful Video. This card is very rich and Elegant a really Gorgeous card
Take care
Hazel G x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful and very opulent card today. Love the colours. Now off to watch the video.
Irene Allen

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
A very opulent card today extremely elegant.
Amanda x

Lindsay Martin said...

Afternoon all, what a lovely offering today Sue. As has been said it's very opulent, great colour Combo, looking forward to my daughter coming home tonight as it's her 22nd birthday today and have made her cards using your new dies Sue, and have even made her a cake xxx

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, just a little bit dark for me but that could be the way it is showing on my laptop.
Am going to watch video later when I have more time to relax and enjoy it.
Tina so sorry to hear about Berkeley, you have done everything you could for her and have never given up on her. You know when her quality of life is poor that its time to let her go. It is a horrible decision to have to make but it is the right one. I love my little boy to pieces but I will never let him suffer and know I will find the strength when the time comes to make that decision.
We don't have them very long in our lives but I cannot imagine my life without a dog by my side and they are worth all the pain and upset when we lose them.

Pam said...

Tina I am so sorry to hear about Berkeley, we all hoped the news would be better for you and her. Just remember she was so lucky to have such loving owners just as you were lucky to have her. She will fill a little corner of your heart forever.
Steph, Cassie sounds delightful, let her become your new treasure, doesn't mean you will ever forget your other baby but you all deserve as much love and happiness as possible.
Norah, my thoughts are with you every day and Tres too, as are all Wilsonettes who are not well or sad.
Thamk you for heads up Clare W, now got the stamps and the snows.
Big hugs and love to all.

SerenePolly said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card. Great idea to split the frame and use the way you have demonstrated! Another idea for the stocks.

Have a good day.


Janice Robinson said...

What a lovely combination,the black and gold card is lovely.I always enjoy your videos sue,looking forward to the next one.

susan ward said...

great card wishing you could be on c & c every day with your demos really enjoy watching x

Victoria said...

Opulent is definitely the right adjective for this fab card. Love everything about it, in particular the micro beads and the beautiful felt flower.

MRS DUCK said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone.
As has already been said, very opulent and rich looking card.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Cathy Davidson said...

afternoon Sue
Lovely card, I am going to buy more colours of card!!, not yet tried the felt flowers but will give it a go

Tina, my heart goes out to you, I have three babies (cats) and the love they give you is unconditional and all you want to do is what is best not for you but for them, just hug her as hard you can.
Love Cathy xx

Kate's Cards said...

Gloriously opulent! xx

Jane said...

Another beautiful card Sue.

Jane xx

Alice G said...

Black and gold are always a winner combo in my book. I really appreciate the video demo. I haven't tried felt flowers but looks simple enough to copy. Thanks Sue.

Alice xx

Karen H said...

Hi Sue, Love the card, love the video. Haven't tried the felt flowers yet, but will certainly give them a go now.
Tina sorry to hear your news, know how it feels, your strength and love for Berkeley will see you through.
Regards Karen h x

Janice K said...

I agree with you Sue, black and gold are a very opulent combination and this card certainly oozes opulence and elegance.x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning opulant card. The black and gold work well together with very deep background. works well with the deep layers.
Alison B. x

Hellma said...

Good morning Sue what a gorgeous card its so elegant.

Crafting Newbie said...

Fabulous card & video Sue. I feel truly inspired.
Tina, I'm so sorry to hear your news. My thoughts are with you & Berkley. Barbara x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Just watched the video! What a stunning card! I love felt flowers , they are so easy and so effective! Like the papers you used also with the micro bead treatment!
Never thought of making a black flower before - lovely with the bow!
Love to all,
Myra P

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Another beautiful card Sue, perfect colour combination

Brenda Hanlon said...

Wow!!love this. Great textures, off to watch the video.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Will have to watch the video later. Tina, I'm so sorry to hear about Berkeley dog. I really don't know what to say apart from I'm thinking of you and your family. Norah and Steph..hope you are both feeling a bit better. Sending hugs to the three of you.xx

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Maureen Bleay said...

Lovely card as always Sue. Your videaos are so well preseented Sue and such clear precise instructions. thank you so much. Maureen

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, the title is so right!! This card is fabulous!! Love Sam xxx

sharon said...

Good evening Sue
Thanks for such a great video (as always), your finished card is exquisite.
Sharon Kirkwood x

Craftycatty said...

Enjoy watching your video's... learn so mush... just like having you all to myself at home...

nannapat said...

Such a stunning design Sue and the black and gold combo is so elegant and opulent. Fabulous! Pat x

Vick said...

A stunning combination of colour and opulence, great word there! Hugs, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Very late tonight I've had a busy hectic day, but I couldn't go without saying what a Truly Opulent Card this is, Fantastic Video extremely informative.
I really Love The Background and The Stunning Paper which was Black/Gold which you covered with Micro Beads The Paper Was Fabulous I Loved all the tips and techniques. Fantastic, Beautiful, Awesome, Opulent Card just love it. Thanks for sharing
Love and hugs from Sam x
To all The Wonderful Wilsonettes, I do hope you're well! and if not I'm thinking of you, Tina I'm truly sorry to hear about you're treasured dog.
Hugs to you all from Sam x

Joanne K said...

Evening Sue, gorgeous card. Very luxurious and thoroughly enjoyed watching the video. Kind regards Joanne K x

Vanessa Hodgson said...

I just wanted to say that as a new subscriber to this blog I am finding them so inspirational, thank you for such great posts x

Debra Denman said...

Evening Sue. Stunning card. I love the bow I think they are truely stunning on your cards. Love the video keep them coming.
Debra x

Pamela said...

Really nice card Sue and what a lovely idea to do a felt flower using bitty blossoms, I'm going to give it a try.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love your bow and the flower in the middle is lovely.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Oh Sue it is so rich and a work of art,everything about it is sining to me.

christine c said...

hello sue and everyone,
WOW OH WOW what gorgeous
card today, I love the black
and gold although on my
screen it looked navy and gold.
so sorry tina to hear your
devastating news I am thinking
of you and your family give
Berkeley a hug from me and our
little dog ella.Welcome to cassie Stephs new arrival, thinking
of Norah and Tress. Oh what a
day. From Christine c and Ella

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and the videos are such a help really love the black flower. Tina so sorry to hear your news about Berkeley dog love and hugs to you and your family.

LoraineC said...

Simply Superb Sue x

Suebak said...

Love the videos. Love the cards. Thanks you.

Susan x

Laura O said...

very nice Sue,Laura O

Helen Barker said...

Fabulous card.Very elegant with the black & gold.Love the background papers.
Helen Bx

Paper Junkie said...

I love this card today Sue - I have the stamp and all the dies except the small one so Woohoo - I can make this! Must share this...Ever since a "friend" turned the card I gave her sideways and commented about the white foam showing, I have been making my own mounting foam to match coloured card (such as black) with funky foam and double sided tape - works a treat. So love the videos - are they all going to be on a DVD one day??? love X

heather h. said...

Hi sue love the card. Will watch the video when I get in from work at 1am so will be Wednesday when you get this. Watched you on tool shed soooooo! Loved the cards but could you explain how you do the fire and ice. Would love to try it. X heather h.

MaryH said...

Just rediscovered your blog from following a link, and this is one gorgeous card! Love the elegance, and you made it look so easy. Great video, well done. TFS

Sandy H said...

Thought this lovely card was too dark for me, then realised I'd turned the brightness of my screen right down!!!

Amy Jones said...

Hi. I love this card. It is beautiful! I have 1 question - what type (brand name) of tape are you using to hold the dies in place? It doesn't tear the paper when you remove it. Thank you for your help!

Amy Jones said...

I meant to click the notify button but forgot. What type of tape are you using to hold the dies in place? It doesn't tear the paper when you remove it. Thanks!

Jennifer Swandells said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Sioux P said...

It really works what a clever use of the stamp and the dies

Anonymous said...

Hi all
A rich and lavish card today. I like how u have stamped on the edge of die cut it adds a nice finish. Gorgeous bow too.
Kayleigh B xx