Monday, 17 February 2014

Thanks So Much

 Hi there crafters!  I' ve got a new sample to share showing the Cordoba die set from my Spanish Collection for today's post.  I am quite taken with this one myself.  I have done a variation on my high-low technique but using the die instead of a mask.  I covered a piece of black card with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I ran it through one pass only of the machine as the key here is not cut the entire shape.  Now I have noticed recently the difference in machines when doing this technique.  Sometimes it will cut out completely in places and sometimes it won't.  If it does cut all the way through both  the card and sticky sheet first time, just place some tape across the back of it to hold it in place and remove it from the die.  Using a pokey tool, carefully peel back the backing paper from the various parts of the die cut revealing the pattern that you would have seen if it had cut all the way through.  Once they are all removed, cover those areas with gilding flakes.  I used the Mulled Wine gilding flakes here.  Once they have been completely refined to remove any excess (I use a piece of rubit scrubit pad to do this with), dust away any left over bit, then carefully peel up the remaining piece of backing paper.  I used Iced Snow for my "high" parts on this project (you can also use micro beads)  Burnish them in well and remove the excess.  I used the edge of the die cut area and hand cut around it to remove the finished piece.  I mounted it with foam on a piece of white card on which I had already scored vertical lines on the bottom portion. I stamped my sentiment on white card and cut it out with the tag from the Spanish Collection. I highlighted it with a light inking of Black Soot before removing it from the die.  I cut two more, one in black and one in gold and cut them in half to use as shadows behind the sentiment.  I created a ruched border out of some pretty velvet ribbon that I had in my stash.  I finished the border with a black messy bow, some jute twine and a gold satin ribbon rose.  I completed the card with a black swirl and  matted the card with some more black and gold card for balance before adding my double white pierced mat layers.  Finished dimensions are 8" x 8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x













186 comments:

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty crew, another great looking card. Love it.
Hope you all have a nice day
Cameeli xx thank you too for everything.

Pam said...

So glamourous, love it - hope your show went well.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue.
I really like the effects of this card. Lovely. Thanks

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue
I actually think that this card has a Spanish look to it as well as being absolutely beautiful this morning. I love the composition particularly the ribbon.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another elegant and
beautiful card thenks.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, love the techniques used, also the double shadow effect for the tag.

'P' in Wales

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, so elegant. I love the ribbon too. Hope Stitches is going well for you : ) Take care.

Marion Bull said...

So lush! What a stunning card! Thanks
Marion B

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. Such a elegant card. I love the way you put your colours together to make such striking looking cards. Its a nice change to do the scoring on the bottom of the cards.
Best Wishes
Denise x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you I love this double technique,Take care Kitty

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a lovely and striking card, the black with gilding flakes is very elegant. Bx

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card. Must try this technique. X

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card again love the new dies must start to get some thank you Tracy w x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very striking card today! Love the ribbon ruching. Thank you for sharing.

TDQ Karen said...

Great card, love the effects xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning concept, loving all the ideas.
That Die really does give a Spanish effect
Have a great day
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, What an Elegant Stunning Card, I so Love Darker Cards as much as I Love the ones like you made for yesterday's post, The High/Low technique is Simply Fabulous and always looks Awesome. I just Love Gilding Flakes and your Iced Snow together, I Love the shape of the Tag from the Spanish Collection, and the Fabulous Gold Rose, I also Love how you have put your Velvet Ribbon on your Card and the way you've scored the bottom half then placed Beautiful Black Swirls to Finish of your Card. Another very Beautiful, Rich, and Awesome Card, Just Stunning.
I hope the show's going well!
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs from Sam x
Hi Lancashire Steph, Norah and Heather T I do hope your all feeling so much better, Pam I hope your well in fact all the wonderful Wilsonettes, Cameeli I'm intrigued you mentioned yesterday that you going to The Gym to go Spinning and then for a Swim, What's Spinning?
There's a lovely lady whom keeps mentioning she can't get hold of "The Sue Wilson Bows" (it's got such a ring to it) well I know Sam Poole has them in Stock in her on-line shop, try there I checked yesterday and she still had them in stock!!!
Have a great day all and Hugs to yo all x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Fantastic - it looks like Spanish lace.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue, just a beautiful card - black and gold!
Hope Stitches wasn't too tiring for you.
Have a great day everyone.
Sheila x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - could be a masculine card I am thinking. Not seen the mulled wine gilding flakes before - must keep an eye out for those. Love that die shape - another for that wish list! Fogggy start here today but at least we had a dry sunny day yday - not used to those but more rain forecast again for this week - it just wont stop it seems, not just yet anyway.
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Your card actually looks like a piece of Spanish lace it's beautiful. My son has bought me the Valencia die and the set with the tag and I'm waiting for it to arrive. You have such an eye for detail I wish I had a small bit of your talent. The gold rose and velvet ribbon finishes it off perfectly. You know I would more than likely use micro beads if I did this but I love what you've done with the iced snow. I bet you were busy at stitches and had loads of orders, now is the time for you to relax. I'm fine Sam and just waiting for results thank you for asking.
Hugs x
Heather T

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A really beautiful card, rich and decadent in colour and the high/low technique really shows off the gorgeous die-cut. A pretty rose, bow and ruched ribbon complete this 'work of Art'.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the mulled wine gilding flakes - I've never seen them before. Like the techniques and the overall effect of the card but it's just a bit too dark for me - sorry. Love Alison xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Morning Sue, and thank YOU for another stunner here again. I must admit, that the more I see of your new dies, I too love The Spanish Collection more and more for each day, and this is soo gorgeous. really love this card.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a very striking elegant card really glam I like this one hugs sarah xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. The die is so intricate and workd so well with the gilding flakes. Best wishes, Anne O

Eemeli said...

Morning Sue. Another fabulous-looking card. Love the golden ribbon flower.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, love the ruched ribbon, flower and the scoring too.
Donna Jones

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue, a really sophisticated card and the gold rose is beautiful. I will have to try your 'high/low' technique. TFS.
Maggie x

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
very beautiful card made with a very beautiful die, love it.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's is gorgeous and so are your new dies you are so talented. I hope things are going well at the NEC. Have a great day. Love Jackie

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Very striking card, love the high/low technique and love that die! I bought the seville one to add to my collection and lobe it too. Love Jean xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue was a gorgeous card, lots of techniques, hints and tips. Thank you for this beautiful card and the sentiment is for you and your inspiration x

Elaine said...

Morning Sue beautiful card as always x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very classy today

Anne Crawford said...

Very Spanish looking card it's stunning , would love to watch this one being demoed, love the velvet ribbon and gold rose.

Annie said...

Such a rich and gorgeous look. Love it. Hope the show is going well, Sue.
Hugs Annie

Jan.moogie said...

Well Sue, this is stunning and the high low technique is amazing. Thanks for sharing xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Must have a go on the hi- lo technique, very opulent looking. Love the gold ribbon rose.

Rachel Taylor said...

Lovely effects on this one Sue !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
Very elegant and very Spanish looking, loving the colours, hope the show went well at the weekend, I am sure they all loved your new dies.
Hugs Dawn Searle xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Morning Wilsonettes. What a wet gloomey start to your 2nd day at Birmingam. But with your warm friendly smile and endearing ways the NEC will soon light up. What a treat the traders are in for that visit your stand today. Im sure the orders will flood in.
When Im not so stressed and fed up I must put that brilliant idea in place that I read yesterday, Im sorry I cant remember the name, but to make a folder of die shapes from scrap paper is such a brilliant idea, so I'll take that idea if you have no objections !
Wishing my lovely ladies a happy day, and Cameel - your doing a magnificant job ready for your M.O.T.G outfit : ) intregued though how you can disguise Bahamas for Bogna !!! Tina, hope you and 4 paws are still enjoying a full night sleep.
GOOD LUCK today Sue.
Hugs.
Lancashire Steph xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Interesting card Sue.

Victoria said...

This is a very glamorous and sultry card Sue. Quite dashing indeed. The close ups show the effects really well.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this card is so rich and opulent, I think it is amazing. It looks like a piece of very thick expensive material. Hope the show is doing well for you, I am more than sure your dies are the star of the show. Don't work to hard.

Love Rosemarie xx

Joan D said...

Beautiful card Sue. A touch of burlesque about this one.hope your Sunday went well. Xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Very dramatic spanish looking card today beautiful and classic.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Sam Smithard, SPINNING is an excellent way to burn some calories and relieve stress. The workout employs a stationary bike, which has various tension levels. The bike will also track your progress, so that you are motivated to continue and accomplish your fitness goals. I do it to Burn Calories aty the gym. a typical spinning workout of 45 minutes may burn around 500 calories, which is a huge amount when compared to other types of workouts I have tried and fialed at.
Cameeli xx

karenlotty said...

I love how you've achieved this look I just know mine would not work as well as yours although the tip of taping it at the back would help

Anonymous said...

I can almost feel the Spanish sun looking at this card!!! Lovely. Mabex

Rosie said...

I really enjoy your different ways of using dies and stamps.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card , love the high/low technique. The ruched ribbon looks great. Lol lynne m x x x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
STUNNER, WOW and altogether Spanish looking, absolutely fantastic card. You should be very proud of yourself, having created this beautiful card.
How do you think of all these techniques and designs?
Hugs, Rose

Aspiring crafter said...

This card is so opulent Sue !
Hope the show is going well -sure it is,
XxRuth

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Not sure about today's card as on the dark side for me. I love the design of the card and the different aspects of the topper that you have made today, its just the colour, sorry Sue. I think i'm making progress in coming out of my safe zone and then you throw me a wobbly. I will keep practising with the out of comfort zone cards and surely it will grow on me soon.
Sam, Spin classes are on stationery bike frames that only have the one wheel. They are on a frame that has the back wheel free to go and no front wheel. There is different gears we will say built into it to simulate you going up and down hills, so that you get the full experience of riding a bike. They ride them like they have been scalded and go mad trying to get up these fake hills and along the flat. It's knackering on every bit of the old body and it leaves the recipient feeling like me and walking just as bad.
What a lovely son you have Heather getting you a gift that is most appreciated and you will have joy using.
We are having one of those days that nothing is moving outside. The schools are back from last weeks break thank goodness as all i have heard is an xbox 360 up and shaking the rafters, with its player shouting at others, making me think he has flipped by talking to himself. And peace reigns once more.
Have a great day everyone and for those like me that have daily arguments with their body on what they are and aren't going to do, i hope its less painful day.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Elspeth said...

Technique sounds complicated but I'll give it a go! As a relatively new crafter I'm learning so much from your blog.

kimberley said...

Not so sure about this one-it is a little dark for me.Love the rose however and wondered if you could give us a little heads up on how to make it-maybe a wee tutorial at the top of the page.I'm hopeless,I keep forgetting how to do this kind!!!!and pictures may help me.take care and enjoy your shows,x.

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Hope the trade show is going well for you! I'm sorry I don't like this card, it's not for me.
It would be a strange old world if we all liked the same things all the time.
Gail Cx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - yet another technique today - how do you keep coming up with them?!!! You never cease to amaze me. So different and so striking. Have a great time at your show - just wish we could be there, best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Are you demoed out yet? Irs difficult to see the highs and lows on this card on a tablet. I lived black and gold usually but can't see the definition on this one today. Xx

gwen70 said...

Very striking card today Sue

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Wow love this black and gilded flakes card it is absolutely fabulous - so elegant. love the message tag with the double backing.
Hugs
Carol x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, very unusual card looks great love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What an amazing technique! It gives a very dramatic effect.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Susan White said...

Hope the trade show went well for you - love the ruched ribbon detail at the bottom of this card. Thanks, Susan x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card today. Maybe a tad to dark for me, but lovely just the same. Your dies sure are gorgeous. it's the technique that we love rather then the colour. I bet you're rushed off your feet at the NEC with orders for your fabulous dies. Spinning is much to much like hard work Cameeli. Where does your energy come from. I'd have to go back to bed after Spinning and swimming, let alone then go to work. Hope you will both be feeling better soon Steph and Norah, and Heather hope you aren't falling out with your Grand Caliber.

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue this card looks stunning and I hope the show went well so wanted to go. Have a good day. Helen xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue .. happy crafting x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Wow that's different and with some unusual techniques to try. You are always trying to stretch us with techniques which is great. Thank you.

Jane Castle said...

Love the effect and the ruched ribbon, there is a definite warmth to this card. Jane x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, thank you so such for sharing your wonderful talent with all us crafter. Love the card. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love the flower xx hazel

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I love the Spanish richness you have achieved with these colours and the Rose is such a wonderful addition with Velvet!
Lovely combination Sue!
Enjoy today Sue... even if the Sun has forgot to shine!
LoveMarg

snowqueen62 said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Love today's card. All the different techniques are fab. I keep meaning to try the high low technique but a bit nervous so keep putting it off.
Had a near disaster yesterday whilst trying out my new Sue Wilson bow die. I cut the first ones in white to see how they came out (beautiful but tricky getting out of die) so tried again using wax paper but didn't tape them down! Whilst they were going through my ebosser machine they must have slipped as two of them were on top of the rest. Oh no I could have cried! The dies had cut into each other and were all bent. I thought I'd ruined them on the first day of using. I carefully bent them back into shape as best I could and then very gingerly put them back through the machine expecting them not to cut properly....
Would you believe it they still cut brilliantly! I was so pleased. They are definitely made of good quality and made to last. So I have now got dies with pretty patterns in them. Not a recommended technique. The moral of this story is ALWAYS TAPE YOUR DIES DOWN WHEN USING WAX PAPER. I think I got away lightly this time.
Wishing all my fellow Wilsonettes a great day.
Hugs Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry but I'm not to sure about today's card - might be because the detail isn't showing up to well on my PC as it's so dark. I'm also struggling to understand the instructions will just have to keep re-reading them. I am a great fan of the snow & ice technique so I'm sure it's just me having a 'senior' moment. Hope the show went well.
Beverley W

Karen Stafford said...

Does have a spanish vibe to it but unfortunately the photo doesn't do it justice. Looks too dark. This one needs to be seen in the flesh to appreciate the detail. xx

Pauline99 said...

Hi sue

Well I must be still having an off day because I can't see the iced snow bit..lol I think I can see micro beads though but perhaps I'm missing the point on how this is done?
Think I'm getting to old for written instructions and need videos to see the way. But that all said I'm going to give the high low technic a go.
I do have a few cards to get out today and I'm feeling a bit better with my chest infection but my eyes have gone all puffy and sticky so today's cards are going to be a challenge for sure.
It's half term break too so 3 days off school and I'm going no where except my craft room.
Keep up the good work, all the best Pauline ( freedom99)

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue and all well sue youve done it again what a stunning card i love these new dies. This card ie so elegant and classy. Take care. Debs xx

Debs A

ellyscard creatief said...

Very nice card Sue,love the flower.
Gr Elly

Janice Wallace said...

Morning all, the technique is fantastic, but this is a bit too dark for me. Have you shown this on a video yet?
Hope you are coping with the level of trade sales and enquiries I am sure you are getting.
Janice W

Carol S. said...

This is one of my favourite dies. I think the card is one that is better in real life, than in piccies. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Pauline99 said...

Ok I zoomed in and I can see the ice snow it has taken on the black colour I would not have expected that I thought it would have stayed white. I'm going to try that out on purple and see what happens. Interesting .lol

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautifully designed card, but it's a tad dark for me.
Hope you are having a great time and I,m sure your dies are going down a storm.
Lydia
X

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue Spain or what !!!beautiful card love it hope you did well at the show good luck for the rest of the time your there love always June xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card - very dramatic. I love it.
Thank You for everything you do.

Love SandraP xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card - very dramatic. I love it.
Thank You for everything you do.

Love SandraP xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, I didn't feel drawn to this card and still find it rather dark despite zooming in to see it a bit better but I'm sure it sparkles in real life. Love from Jackie D

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful yet again. So loving the new dies and this in particular - very Moorish.
Love Val in Spain x

nannapat said...

Very effective card Sue, definitely has a Spanish look to it. Pat x

Cazzie D said...

Hi Sue. Wbat an opulent card today. As I won this die I will be able to give this one a try. It will have to wait until after the half term holidays though.!
Caz x

Jill Liddle said...

Yet again, another stunning card.

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah Sue,
Beautiful card, very opulent. I usually prefer the white and pastel colours but this one is really lovely, encourages you to be more adventurous in your choices, thank you x

Lacelady said...

Such a pretty card, love the dies, but sadly, short of cash, so they have to go on my bucket list.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very Spanish looking card today, it looks like Spanish lace. Hope all went well at the show for you and sold lots and lots. Take care, Jess xx

TOB said...

The card doesn't show very well on the pc screen but bet its lovely when you see it. hugs Theresa x

Alison Couchman said...

Reading the comments I can see you have us all over the place Sue. I'm not at all sure what I think of this one! Thankfully, I watched one of your new videos yesterday so I understand what you did with the high low technique - wouldn't have got it otherwise! I suspect the photo isn't doing your card justice - it's a tricky one to photograph with all that gleam and glitter. Hhmmm . . . . off to take another look at the card and see if I can make up my mind.
Alison

ladyweir said...

Another great card using a different technique.

samantha wade said...

Hi, very different card, all those well explained techniques , yet I love the velvet ribbon, xx

Alice G said...

Oh, this is one of my favourite dies in your collection. Ithe detail is amazing. And design is just gorgeous. This one sounds a bit tricky. Maybe you could show this in one of your video tutorials? I love gilding flakes, they just add something special. Sensational card, I love it all.

Alice xx

Pam B said...

Good morning Sue

Love this card, Can be made with so many other colours too.

Thank you

Hugs

Pam B

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, sorry but I don't like the colour. It also looks a bit out of focus. Its either the computer or my failing eye sight! Just to let eveyone know that IconUK now stock Sue's dies and they are cheaper than anywhere else. Not by much but every penny counts! x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I'm sorry but this one just doesn't do it for me. Maybe it is just the picture and it probably looks brilliant in real life.
On the upside the postie has just delivered the Classic Rose die that I nabbed from JS as soon as it was back in stock. Play time!
Frances

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
I love this card it's so rich and the Cordoba die and the way you have used it. Hope the NEC is going well.

LOve Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

I tend to agree with some bloggers, Sue .... This one seems too dark for me, but will be trying the techniques in paler colours.
ValC xx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
A really beautiful card so rich and opulent, stunning. The bow and rose are just so you!
I do so hope that you are having a wonderfully successful time at the show.
Hope everyone is staying safe have a good day.
Margaret corgi owner

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Very striking card, love your high/low technique but this one sounds a bit complicated!
Best wishes, Pat

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Another stunning card, love your high low technique and your wonderful dies. Hope Stitches is going well.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

ruth jamieson said...

morning Sue
your card is simply Stunnig Hope you are enjoying the trade fair sure your dies will go down well
Hugz Ruth

Maureen Bleay said...

Hi Sue Love the sentiment and embellishments Sue but not sure of the colourway today. Maybe its not me but then I guess my mood changes and who knows tomorrow the card could be just my cup of tea!! Hugs Maureen

Sparrow said...

Well Sue I had not thought of that - using the die and sticky sheet the way you have on this card rather than a mask.

Gail said...

Absolutely stunning it is absolutely gorgeous - luv it xx GailT xx

Helen Barker said...

Love the look of the mulled wine gilding flakes must look out for them.Gorgeous card.
Helen Bx

Hilary said...

Hi Sue. A very dramatic creation with the black,and the gilding flakes, and another of your beautiful dies! Hope you enjoyed the Stitches Show. Have a lovely day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Jacquie said...

HI Sue,

Beautiful card, love the Spanish collection and this tag is gorgeous.

Love & Hugs

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

Suebak said...

I would really love to see this card for real as I don't think, in this case, that you get the full effect on screen. The gold colour used on the flower is a lovely shade. Thanks.
Susan x

Laura O said...

another lovely card today .Laura O

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Not one of my fav's but everyone likes different things.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone
Today's card is a little dark for me too but I love all the techniques used and will adapt . I guess the contrast is more striking though on the black!
Cameeli - congrats on the weight loss ! I imagined you being very dizzy at the end of a spinning session! Never thought bike/ wheel! We always learn on this Blog! Norah's description is priceless ! Hope you have a good week Norah and Steph too!
Love to all, from a soggy Lancashire,
Myra x
Ps. Trust Stitches going really well, Sue!

terrie said...

A wonderful card and I like all the embellishments that you added to highlight your card...
Well done Sue

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Today's card is beautiful !! I really love it. The only thing I am not to keen on is that it is a little bit dark for me personally. I love the layout of your card. This is one of the dies sets that is top of my wish list as i really love this particular die set. I think it is very beautiful. I love the matching border and corner set to. How I wish i had the money to get them all !!
Lots of love to you Sue and all the Wilsonettes Love Tres x x x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Good Morning Sue and All your blog followers I,have looked at the card several times, it is not sining to me sorry Sue.I think it is a card that one would need to see in the flesh .
Your Die Stripler embroidery has just arrived ,so I hope to use it later if I have the energy
Enjoy Stitches.
ita

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Looks dramatic in the black & gold. I love the gilding and the high/low technique but my senior brain can't quite get how you have done this one.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
I GOT TO GET THESE DIES. MAGNIFICENT NEED I SAY MORE
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Lesley Griffiths said...

Looks a little complicated and fiddly but I like a challenge, so I'll give it a go since it looks so lovely.

lilysmum said...

Hi Sue, I must confess I had to read the instructions twice before the penny dropped! I am keen now to try out this technique. I like the card, I use black quite a lot in my cards. Don't have the colour of flakes or ice that you used but will try with micro beads.
Have fun at the trade show, I'm hoping my local craft shop owner will come back with loads new stock ideas.xx

CraftyJo said...

Hmmm....not too sure about this one I'm afraid :(

englishrose897 said...

Good afternoon Sue and all followers,
great card and fab technique.
Great excitement here as we have just had our electric turn on again after the storm on Friday knocked it out. You don't realise how much is run on electric until you haven't go it.
Sally x

Craftetter said...

Sue
Just love the great technique and a stunning card design although card is a little dark for me. I may have to try this in a little brighter shade. Hope you are not too tired after all your blogs followed by a trade show!!
Hugs
Elaine

Mac Mable said...

Very dramatic card today. Love the technique as always. Thanks for sharing x

weefortune said...

Hi Sue what a great card, like the black. Have a good day x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. What a clever technique. I will have to have a go at that. Although i am sure i will nit do it perfect first time.
Love
Irene Allen

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

rachel said...

gorgeous card - love that background - stunning xx

Barbara said...

Great techniques and ideas but not keen on this card, just to dark and moody for me.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is truly stunning...I adore it. My dies didn't come in today's post... :( Love Sam xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Beautiful. Black and gold on white has to be THE most sumptuous combination. Once again your dies show their versatility and retailers must be clamouring for them!
Sue

Lindsay Martin said...

Beautiful as always, am definitely loving the tag die, so unusual and pretty, very dark as many have said but I still think it's lovely, hope you are doing as well as we all know you should be at the NEC, just started raining here and I have to go out and teach in half an hour grrrr all this rain! Xxx

CathyinMN said...

Another beautiful card -- you are so talented.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue though I prefer your whute on white this is different and still gorgeous.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Janice K said...

A very opulent card, beautiful.x

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, Another beautiful card. I hope you are enjoying the show and the show are liking you.
X Ros

Anonymous said...

Hello all. I love this card, the black and gold is so dramatic. I received my latest die from your own new creations. The Californian Decoration Frames Set B. I cut on plain copier paper (so I can cut into and see the different ways I can use them) Then I cut using 300gsm double sided pearl card. I just passed the dies through twice and the card was embossed as well as cutting out the dies. It was a perfect dream to cut out. Everything was embossed to perfection and the dies so clean and sharp. Looking forward to slowly buying more of these dies. Many thanks for designing these, looking forward to your next designs. Kind regards Sandra Kent

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Your cards is very beautiful,I love this technique, and the die. My friend was at the NEC yesterday, she said she could'nt get anywhere near your stall you had so much attention. That's was good news. I have asked if she would get your dies for her shop and she has agreed to stock them. (even better news, not so so far to go and get them. )

Hi steph, Berkeley 4 paws not too good at present, she now has tremors. The vet rang me yesterday with another urine test result and we having to up the dose of medicine. She did say that the tremors could be to do with the same hormone not working in the brain, if in a week they have'nt subsided, she will start on another set of tests. Poor Berkeley dog, she looks so sad she just breaks my heart when she looks at me,( never been through so many tissues )

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Tina Eldridge said...

PS Heather T :- Did you have a nice valentine break, and I hope were you pampered.

Kind regards :-) Tina X

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, very distinctive. Xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue could not be more different from yesterday's card. Looks great, but my brain doesn't seem to have taken instructions in yet. But I will persevere. I love the tag used for sentiment, I bought that set and think this is the prettiest small sentiment die I have ever seen and certainly the best one I have in my collection

Lucky people at NEC,

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful Elegant card
Take care
Hazel G x

Rosietoes said...

Beautifully crafted card Sue. I don't know how you have the patience to do that holey edging each time, but it's fab. :) Loving the use of the gilding flakes in this one. x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and gang.
I really can't make up my mind on this one. I like the techniques used but its not really grabbing me today. Needless to say its way better than anything I make tho :-) lol
Love Tracy from killie. X

lynda said...

Hi Sue & fellow Wilsonettes,I love today's card very dramatic. The fire & ice technique is one of my favorite but haven't done it with a die,a new thing to try,I might have to read instuctions a couple of times with useing the die.I think this would be better shown on a video to grasp it.
I love this die then I love all your die collections Sue.
WOOPEE my Finishing touches lattice 3D bow & Californian collection corner,border & tag dies came today from Joanna very fast delivery.they are Beautiful Dies so detailed.
Sue I hope your enjoying the Stitches trade show & the traders are loving your dies as much as we do.
Love & hugs Sue & Wilsonettes Lynda Brock xx

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today, the colours are so majestic and I love the little flower.

I love the new dies.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Jane said...

Just beautiful.

Jane xx

Vick said...

Afternoon Sue,
I know this card won't please some as its black but it is right up my street, i would have used the cream or soft gold card and made it darker hahaha!!!I love it, have a great evening and night sweetie, Vick xx
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Jan Sharp said...

Very opulent and Spanish lacey card. I think I like it, but don't quite get the technique. Will have to find the tutorial video clip mentioned by someone before having a go. Love the dies. Am going to get the California ones first though, if I can find them!
Thank you
love Jan x

sharon said...

Good evening Sue
This lovely card has the touch of the exotic about it. It also reminds me of the ruffles in a flamenco skirt. The colour palette adds loads of drama and it showcases the dies wonderfully. Love it!
Hugs
Sharon Kirkwood x

Janice Robinson said...

I love the colour scheme on this card and how did you make the rose?

camelot67 said...

Good Evening Sue,

Well, better late than never! Such a beautiful card for us today and the die looks fab! Thanks for sharing this and do hope all goes well at the NEC. Enjoy what's left of your evening.
Margaret A.

craftylisa said...

Lovely card and great techniques xx













Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, hope you are having fun at the show. Didn't know what to make of this card on first inspection, bit its very clever. Kind regards Joanne K x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue, Another great card with fabulous techniques. I need to get to grips with using guilding flakes.
Alison B. x

christine c said...

hi sue and everyone, I really love
this card BUT I don,t think I
will be trying it cos it looks
a bit complicated for me,
I think that if I had seen it demoed I might have tried it.
glad snowqueen69 had a good
ending with her brand new dies,
I was getting worried when I was reading her post lol, loved the colours of the card sue.from
Christine c

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
I love the design of today's card but I can't say I like the colour it's a bit to dark for me Sue
Look forward to tomorrow's creation
You Take Care Sue
Theresa. X

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue
today's card is a little on the dark side for me maybe it's just the photo doesn't show it's true beauty, my daughter surprised me today , she ordered me one of the Spanish collection got to wait and see which one .
Got a really sore throat today very nearly lost my voice I suspect it will have gone completely tomorrow , hope everyone else is tip top today. Sue sounds like NEC is going well for you ,congrats!!
Hugs
Jean D
Xx

Theresa Pace said...

very dramatic card. lots of flamenco flair ... ole' xx

magpie said...

Ole! Hello Sue and all the fellow Wilsonettes! Ooooo this is a really rich, dark coloured card with great techniques to try. It does look very Spanishy....as it says on the die! Hope you are doing well at the NEC Sue. I hope everyone is ok in our band of Wilsonettes xx Love Karen xx

Pamela said...

Card reminds me of Flamenco Dancing, must be the frills - great card

DawnWendyDesign said...

Another lovely card Sue really like the colour scheme on this one.

Disco Queen said...

Fabulous card Sue! I love this technique. Theresa x

Vie Carter said...

A wonderful card today Sue, love this technique

Vie
x

sued99 said...

Very striking. Love the colour combination.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue
Been having terrible internet problems today, hopefully it's going to work this time.
This card has a very Spanish feel to me, it's gorgeous and the techniques used are brilliant - as always !!!
Hope all is going well with you, love Brenda xxx

Pat said...

This is a lovely card Sue, and such an unusual technique. Lovely finishing touches. x

Pat said...

This is a lovely card Sue, and such an unusual technique. Lovely finishing touches. x

Sandy H said...

Very dramatic card - I'd love to see a video of you making this one, Sue.

Joanne said...

Love the effect...one day I will get up the courage to try this myself.

Joanne M. from Canada

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue missed this card yesterday as I was up and out early and had the grandkids with me for the rest of the day so I don't get a look in with the computer!
Lovely card
Denise X

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue missed this card yesterday as I was up and out early and had the grandkids with me for the rest of the day so I don't get a look in with the computer!
Lovely card
Denise X

Jennifer Swandells said...

Once again another stunner Sue, you have such wonderful inspiration. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Different but I love it Sue.

SHARICA said...

Beautiful card :)

hollyberry said...

A very elegant card.Really like this technique.

greendragon said...

This is fabulous Sue. Your die is great and the technique super.

Helen Terry said...

Gorgeous card xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful opulent card. Great technique would never thought of doing that. Pretty ribbon and flower. There's lots of different textures. I like it, as it adds dimension to the card.
Kayleigh B x

Marianna Hammer said...

This card is one of those that I would really like to see a video of!! I absolutely love it!!

julie laz said...

Hi Sue,(die qween) love this card,can you tell us what your bringing to c&c next week please Crafty hugs julie