Sunday, 9 March 2014

Just For You

Good Sunday Morning all!  I found this one still waiting to be posted in my draft folder so I thought it should finally get it's day!  This card showcases my High-Low technique which I really enjoy doing and demonstrating too.  I started with a piece of our pretty Chestnut brown card which I covered with a sticky adhesive sheet.  Using the Squared mask, I rubbed my clear Perfect Medium pad all over the back of the mask and placed that side down on my brown card once I exposed the sticky adhesive sheet.  The ink just helps to keep the mask from really sticking to the sticky sheet, allowing it a bit easier to remove.  I used Bronze Polished silk Glitter and burnished it into the exposed sections on the background.  I tapped off any excess and lightly dusted the mask with a tissue before carefully peeling it up.  Now the part that was covered by the mask is exposed and sticky so I covered that part with Iced Snow crystals (giving me the "high" part of the technique).  I used the Grand Square dies to cut a frame and I mounted it on foam over my background.  Using the Gold Facet die, I cut two of them for my focal element and offset them in the middle of the frame.  I stamped my sentiment in coffee Archival ink and cut out a round brown frame for it using the Gold Circles.  I mounted it on small foam pieces for dimension.  I matted and layered with a pierced white mat, then a thin brown mat before adding a final white mat for my card.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.

Now on to the Sunday Comment Game winners!  We have a rather long list today as well!  The first set of winners are:

Heather Harrison!!!
Margaret O (Meg)!!!

For the extra qualifying post of March 3rd, the winners are:
Karen Drew!!!
Alison Couchman!!!
Marion Bull!!!

For the extra qualifying post of March 5th, the winners are:
Aspiring Crafter!!!
Ecco of Sheffield!!!

For the extra qualifying post of March 6th, the winners are:
Gail C!!!
Pharmacy Michele!!!
Marion H!!!

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

Don't forget to PIN!


Vee Cassidy said...

This is fabulous. I love that technique you brought us but I still have not tried it yet. Vee xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunner, I love this have not tried the technique. ... Yet!!! might have a go later.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Rosie said...

A nice start to Sunday. I am also enjoying the CE Project Book Volume Three. You have some super ideas in it.

Pearl said...

Fab card today Sue, sounds a bit messy but totally worth it!

Congratulations to all of the Winners!

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. I haven't tried this technique either Patricia but today seems like a good day to get the glitter out! Congratulations to all the winners! Enjoy your day!
Sue xxx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this is a brilliant male card even they need a bit of sparkle in their lives lol many congrats to all the winners, take care all Kitty

sonia said...

Hi. Another lovely card, and love the look of the high low technique - another one for me to try :-) Well done to all the winners xxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, nice technique. Congratulations to all the winners xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. What a great card for the men in our lives as i can see it in many colours for them. I think this high low technique is lovely to add a bit of bling to your cards. Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Best Wishes
Denise x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
I too thought a great card for the males which is always a struggle ( well it is for me) love the high low technique , may even try it with other masks !! Thanks Sue

Congratulations to all today's winners!!
Jean D xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, and all the crafty crew!!. this is a technique I will have to try. bought some glass mica beads yesterday and will practice later on today.
if you want inspiration and food for the spirit, pop over to Osterley Park Georgian Mansion and Gardens, it has some beautiful tapestry and paintings and the spring flowers were so beautiful spectacular yesterday. Its a National Trust Property and free to visit if you are a member.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Well I am off to the allotment this morning and hope to get in my craft room this afternoon.
Its a lovely morning so enjoy your day whatever you are doing, its forecast to be very pleasant in Richmond upon Thames and the sun is already peeking out through the clouds.
Catch you all tomorrow.
Cameeli xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - not tried the High/Low technique yet but I must. Enjoy the sun today all and congrats to the winners
Clare W

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Love doing this technique. Your card is fabulous. Congrats to the lucky winners. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, a great card for men . Have tried the high/low technique and it is a fabulous effect. Thanks for sharing. Lol lynne m x x

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! what a fun technique! Love the center also.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonettes
What a fabulous card for the men in our lives. I have tried the high low technique with different masks and it always looks amazing (great fun to do as well lol). I love the chocolate card it's a very difficult colour to get. I love putting chocolate and teal together instead of black, although I love black card it isn't to everyone's taste. Congratulations to all the winners enjoy your prize. Sending a hug to all that need one
Hugs x
Heather T

Clair Hughes said...

This technique looks so effective, its definitely on my have a go list. Lovely card Sue. Clair xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue and all. Well youve done it again sue another stunning card i love the technique you have done. The colours you have used are great Love the die you have used
I love this technique you have done I love the coliurs you have have a lovely day and congratulations to all the winners. Take care xxx

Debs A

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue great techniques and an ideal card for the men. Congratulations to winners, enjoy your day x

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue. The high low technique is new to me too, definitely one to try.Today's card has a very masculine feel and I love it! Congrats to all of the Sunday winners.
Maggie x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue, congratulations to all the winners. Must try this technique. I need to write a list of things to try as I forget all about them. I did try the channel covered in micro beads the other day. Quite pleased with the result. Xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the colours thanks tracyw x

Anonymous said...

Great card for the guys, Sue, and do think it might be time to try the High-Low technique.
Missing Pam in her number one spot and sending love if she does drop by.
Well done to all the winners, and great to see some of the new names there.
Do hope yesterday went well, Sue.

'P' in Wales

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card love the high/low technique makes a great background and the frame idea must dig out those grand dies.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
I hope you had a good day yesterday.
I have yet to try this high low technique -it looks lovely.
Congrats to the winners -includes me , wow!!
Sue , thank you again for this blog and all you do,

nuttinanni said...

Just the type of card needed for my brother. Instead of the creamy? frame , I have some gorgeous earth toned card. hugs Cheryl xxx

Clai01 said...

Congrats to all the winners!
I always like square cards, I would probably also think this ok for a male card. Maybe even in other colours, great technique.

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
Well today is my lucky day. Firstly I have to do a card for my husband's birthday and this one fits the bill perfectly. Then I scroll down the list of winners and my name is there. WOW. I bet even my Yorkshire bud will rise today. Thank you. x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, lovely card again and love the technique and not give it a go and must do. Congratulations to all the lovely winner. Have a great day.

Love June

Jane said...

Good man card today.

Jane xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Great card, the hi love technique is great no matter which mask you use. Congrats to all the lucky winners. Have a great Sunday everyone.
love Jan x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great card. Thank you for the high/low technique.
Veronique L

Jan Caven said...

I meant hi low technique although hi love sounds good too lol.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, never tried that technique but never say never.
Thank you to Myra for my birthday wishes yesterday.
Congratulations to all the winners
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. I love the High-Low technique. It is always so effective. So sad not to see Pam in her original no 1 comment spot but she is in my thoughts. Congratulations to all of the lucky winners. Take care.

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - this card looks stunning and I love the high low technique - not tried this but I think it could be one to do. Thanks Helen xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I must try this technique. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a lovely day it is bright and sunny here let's hope it stays like this. Love Jackie

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card, haven't tried this technique yet but maybe today's the day! Congratulations to all the lucky winners!

Jan.moogie said...

Great card today and a fantastic technique which I am going to try one of these days, Thanks for sharing xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card today elegant and classy. Not tried this technique as I'm not a big fan of glitter, but may have to give it a go.
Congrats to the winners enjoy your gift.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this technique, it is on my to do list. This is a fantastic man card. Enjoy the sunshine.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

This is very smart Sue. Love the colours and design, would make a great "man's" card. Thank you.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a fantastic gift for those awkward males in our lives.
The colour is so bold but the format offsets that. I have never tried using masks although I do have a couple of them and get them out now and again; look at them and then wonder how to use them and so back they go into the cupboard. I really must come out of my box and give them a try.
I really cannot believe that I have just seen my name listed in this week's winners and have had to go back twice just to make sure that it really is me. I am so excited.I shall be meeting the postman expecting him to have an envelope just for me.
Congratulations to all the other very lucky winners.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

marg said...

Good Morning, from a Bright and Sunny Bristol!
Looks lovely today with the Sunshine and no traffic!
This will make an interesting Male card for a change instead of Cream!
Congrats to all the lucky winners!
Take Care
Love Marg

Rachel Taylor said...

Very nice card Sue .congrats to all the lucky winners.
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, Thanks for the class on this very CLASSY card. Mabex

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great card

Marion said...

Hi Sue a classy looking card and no big bow great.
cant believe my name has come out ,thank you ,it will be an honour to have one of your master piece's.
Marion H

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Great card with clean lines for those who don't like flowers! Good for male cards too.

Gail said...

Brown seems strange on a card to me but I do like the card!
Picked as a winner, how lucky am I! Thank you.
Gail C x

Marion Bull said...

Haven't tried this technique but love the effect so will put it on my list of new effects to try. Thank you Sue and happy Sunday to you!

Marion B xx

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue love this card. I wanted to know how you did that technique now I can have a go and see what I get. Thanks again.
Heather harrison.x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue not tried the technique yet but it looks fab
Denise X

gwen70 said...

Great card Sue and another technique for us to try

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card with your high/low technique will really have to try this
Congratulations to all the winners
Best wishes, Pat

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, great male card, love that technique, like a lot before me, I will have to give it a go! Love Jean xxx

Alison Couchman said...

Good morning everyone. Gorgeous sunshine here - Suffolk is sunny again and the birds are belting out their songs.

Gorgeous card too. I love the colours and everything about it even though I'm not a fan of glitter.

To discover I'm a winner has given me a great lift after a lousy night. Thank you so much.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely technique that I haven't tried yet, still a bit too scared to try!!!
The card is great works well for male and female cards,
Alison B. x

Joanne K said...

Morning lovely card and ideal color for a male recipient. Congratulations to all the winners. Enjoy today. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue. What a beautiful card and suitable for so many occasions.
Congrats to the many winners today.
Love Val in Spain x

Victoria said...

This card makes a very strong statement. I also love the High/Low technique, very effective. Thank you Sue.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Wonderful card today and would make an ideal man card....somrthing I always get stuck with. Love the colours too.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Love Sheila xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, another amazing card, love the techniques used, and would be great for a male card. Congrats to all the winners. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Pinky said...

Hi Sue

Well how wonderful to wake up to beautiful sunshine AND to find I'm a winner in this weeks comment game!!

I've been a bit scared to try the High-Low technique up to now but after more inspiration today maybe it's about time to give it a shot.....but it will have to wait till I've started to tackle the jungle in my back garden!!

Vicki x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card to grace our screens this morning the colours are so rich too, really elegant.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners, enjoy your prizes.
Sending warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I absolutely adore this technique, and the gorgeous frame showcases the background beautifully. I also love the colours you have used.
Congratulations to all the lucky Winners !!
Have a great Sunday.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

pat s witney said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card. Your high low technique is lovely. Congratulations to all the winners.

rachel said...

morning Sue - love this background - looks like sparkly tarten - fabulous xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card suitable for those pesky males too! The high low technique is great and always looks stunning. Congrats to all the winners and thinking of all those who have suffered a loss lately. Love Alison xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card, love the technique you have used - not tried it yet. Congrats to the winners
Carol x

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue ....happy crafting x

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, would be great for Fathers Day.
Congratulations all you lucky winners enjoy your prizes.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! I really love this card today !! This is just perfect for a man's card. I love the mask and the high / low technique you have used. I don't have any of the new white glitters but I love to use the masks I have with other colours of glitter. My hubby bought me quite a few different colours for Christmas. (The polished silk ones.) They always come out looking great !! The masks are the perfect size, if, like me, you love to make 8" square cards. I have the grand square dies to and love to use them for matting and layering but they are great for making frames to !!
I love the colours you have used Sue. The Chestnut brown and cream card, and the bronze glitter all look fab together. I like the look of the gold facet dies to. They look very pretty.
Congrats to today's winners. Lots of love to you Sue and all the Wilsonettes love Tres x x x

hollyberry said...

Do love this technique and love the colour of the chestnut card.

June Horrocks said...

What a beauty sue the colours are brill the ladies are right it could do for a mans card I might have a go for my hubby we have been married 56years next week it won't be as wonderful as yours sue but I know you will be pleased I had a go congratulations to all the winners love always June xxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, love the card and your high low technique. I have promised myself that I will try this on my next card!.
ValC xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the background. Congrats to all the winners today xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a superb card for a man. I love the high low technique and think I will have to invest in the grand square dies as this saves so much trouble and can create neat borders too. Have a wonderful sunny Sunday. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Best wishes

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love the card. Have not tried this technique yet. Congratulations to all the winners.

Jackie Meechan said...

Hi Sue and congrats to all the winners.
Lovecthis card very elegent.

TOB said...

Fab card. Oh my name wasn't among the winners again (lol) well I'll just keep trying. The suns out here hope everyone has a good day. hugs Theresa xx

karenlotty said...

I love this technique & have done it with your fire/ice I.e. gilding flakes & micro beads & every time it looks amazing Will have to try glitter & sparkles

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
Great card today, would be a great 'guy' card!
I read your Dad's words, very wise and poignant!
There is a lot of wisdom and truth in those words!
Sandra xxx

Janice K said...

As soon as I saw this card I immediately thought that it would be great for a male card design, one to remember! Thank you for the inspiration.x

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers. Lovely male card today. Very plain and simply in design but very effective.
Have a great Sunday everyone. Well done to all the winners, enjoy your parcel when it comes. Sally

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This is such a rich card, I love this technique, it looks so classy. Hope yesterday was all you hoped it would be, was thinking about you.
Congratulations to the lucky winners, enjoy ladies.
Norah enjoy the SECC, hope you meet up with lots of Wilsonettes.
Hugs to all who need one.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

hotpotato said...

Happy weekend to you too Sue. Here in Suffolk it's glorious sunshine.

Crisco said...

Fabulous technique ... must try this.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Janice Wallace said...

Morning, all,
fantastic card again. I am becoming very fond of brown in my cards just now, and recently used it with orange (left in a mixed pack), and everyone thought it was a striking card for a man.
Janice W

Maryann Laursen said...

Another beautiful card here again Sue.
And big CONGRATS to all the lucky winners here today, enjoy your prizes ladies.

samantha wade said...

Hi, looks like a picture frame today, lovely, I do love the high low technique especially with this stencil, xx

Anonymous said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue and all Wilsonettes. I was thinking of you yesterday Sue, hope you found peace yesterday at the memorial. The sun is shining down on your flowers of love for your dad today, snd your dad is smiling down at you, a very proud dad.
I feel SO sad for 6am Pam, it's not the same. Thinking of you today Pam xx

Congrats to ALL winners today, far too many for my poor single brain cell to remember, but enjoy your gift : )

So, Sue, high low - you DO realise I, Lancashire Steph reads your blog ! I have enough trouble keeping those pesky guilding flakes under control, and now you think I can have a bash at high low ? TWO things to make me growl ay ? If its taken 4 attempts just to read it and try and picture me doing it in my minds eye, then what chance do I have in doing this technique so it doesn't end up looking like something a cat has has bought back ! Maybe its a good job I dont own any masks then I wont and cant be tempted to sound like Marg Simpson !!!
Talking of GF's its time to open the dreaded door where they lie in wait, ready to snigger and jear at me ! Well, they have NO choice, I have a pretty cross just waiting for them to hop onto for Easter cards I need to make ready for market ( if ONLY I had the new Easter Bunny stamp set) from your recent visit, maybe I should drop a BIG hint for Mothers Day : ) although I think it will take a bolder size hint, as my 'little girl' has her wedding gown to pay for !
Is it ok to drop a hint to a husband to buy a MD gift ? After all, it takes two to 'tango' as the saying goes : 0

Well Cameel have fun at your allotment, get ready for our orders hon.

Sending love and gentle friendly hugs to anyone that needs a hug today.
In my thoughts Pam, Tina, and to anyone having the worst time ever for what ever reason.

Lancashire Steph xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Like the layout of the card but just a bit dark for me, congrats to the winners love Jean Z xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the high low technique on this card although I'm not a great lover of brown card it still doesn't put me off. Lovely. Congrats to all the very lucky winners. The sun is shining so I'm off outside to make the most of it.
Beverley W

snowqueen62 said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
Lovely looking card for men. Haven't tried this technique yet but will eventually.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs Sue C xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Great card Sue, love this technique. Congrats to the winners.

Vick said...

Hi there Sue my darling, lovely lovely card, right up my street colour wise! I have not had a go at this technique yet but may have a go at some stage xxx
I managed to get hold of the 'embroidery' striplet, OMG!! how stinkin cute is it? how elegant and classy, i just love it, will be making some goodies with it, and my friend bought me all 3 of your bow die sets too so i have 4 sets of your dies now, and will add some more after i have paid off Becca Feeken multibuy you had on the show and the butterfly & coffee stamp sets, cannot wait, the only thing i hate is the long delivery times of C&C i am sooooo impatient lol, hugs honey and have a great day in this gorgeous spring weather today, im stuck in bed with flu but will be ok soon im sure huggles Vick xxx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Vick said...

Whoops, so sorry! where's my manners, i don't normally miss saying this........
CONGRATULATIONS to all this week's winners and a massive THANKYOU for Sue being so generous xxxV

Jennifer Swandells said...

Congrats to all the winners, I love the technique, although I have not yet tried it myself yet. Another stunner. Hugs, Jen xxx
Krafty Keepsakes

SusanP, Kent said...

What a great technique! Your design would make a fab masculine card. The colours have reminded me of the box of milk and white chocolates I've been trying not to open - oh dear!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Perfect for a male with those colours. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

A very beautiful card, love this technique though I have not tried it yet!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jayne S said...

A lovely card suitable for the men in our lives. Must give this technique a try.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Really gorgeous card and this technique always looks so effective - Love the colours you've used (I must get some of this chestnut coloured card it's lovely)
Hope all was well yesterday for you, and that it wasn't too painful, was thinking about you.

Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Pam, if you stop by - just want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

terrie said...

Great looking card...the color combo goes so well together.
Well done Sue

Congrats to all the winners

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a great card for a male - I love the fire and ice technique, so effective.
Congrats to all the lucky winners.

Hugs, Rose

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I love this card and will use the recipe for male cards. Congratulations to this weeks winners. I hope you all get to get out in the sunshine today.
X Ros

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the style of this card, just not too sure about the colours.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners, enjoy your prizes.
If anyone south of the border has any spare sunshine please could you send it up here. The tops of Norah's hills have been stolen but she won't miss them if she is at the SECC :-)
Have a lovely Sunday everyone.

Kate's Cards said...

Like the background. looks useful for masculine cards. Must get some adhesive sheets.

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card and it's a great male card too! Lots of winners today, congrats to you all hugs Sonia x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Perfect man card.

Happy Sunday everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Suebak said...

Suitable for just about anyone! Thanks.
Susan x

Terry Owen said...

Another truly beautiful card. Thank you Sue

dawn minto said...

I love this card very good technique ,love the colours too x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card - exquisite.
I have never tried the high/low technique but have decided to have a go now after seeing this.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Sue and Greetings to all your followers from the sunny South Coast of England,

Should really be in the garden to make a serious onslaught on brambles and shrubs that have invaded my space, need waders, though, to get near any of it!
If that isn't a good enough excuse to just soak up the sun, what is?
As usual, Sue, today's card is just lovely, browns and cream are such warm colours. Thank you for sharing the detailed instructions.
To Beryl and Nana Tina I say thank you for your birthday wishes yesterday, which brought me a lovely day with my children and grandchildren, now long since grown up. I hope you, too, celebrated your BD and Wedding Anniversary in style.
I will think of June Horrocks next week with warm memories of my own wedding in 1958, and wish you and your Husband a lovely day,
such an achievement to celebrate!
Be strong, Pam. I am with you every morning at 6. Let time ease your grief.
Lots of Love to you all, and congratulations to all you luck people, feeling Sue's boundless generosity.
Hugs, Lis xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
Now Sue, I do hope you won't be upset or offended as I'd never knowingly do either of those things to you - but when I first looked at today's card I thought - remove the sentiment and put PRESS there instead and you had something that looks so like our door bell push when I was a little girl ! It was lovely - never had one like it since!
I don't have any round dies - strange - but one of yours is on my list! Lovely card !
No sun in this corner of Lancashire so can't send you any Frances! Sorry! Norah will bring her own sunshine to the SECC!
Pam , we miss you and are thinking of you!
Enjoy the sunshine if you have it!
Love to all, Myra. Trust yesterday went well Sue.

Myra P said...

Oops, forgot to congratulate all the winners! Enjoy your prize. Love Myra

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and all the Wilsonettes! Ooooo what a great card for a male! I have the odd mask around the place but (shame on me...) haven't even tried them yet! Love this example of how to do this technique. Thank you Sue for this jolt of inspiration! x Linda (Brock), I hope the cpap machine your husband is using is making a big difference in his life. Yours too....Hope you have a great day Norah and that you will bump in to some of the family Wilsonettes. Nanna Tina, happy belated birthday and anniversary wishes to you! Congratulations! Moyra P, it is a wonderful isn't it? Knowing that you have so many friends there for you is sooo comforting. Julie Loz, what an inspiration you are considering what you have been/are going through! So glad that you have found strength and determination from the words "Lessons In Life". A big "thank you" goes out to you Sue for adding them again. It has certainly hit a few hearts. Heartfelt prayers, hugs and love I send out to all of the Wilsonettes who are going through heartache and illnesses...... x
Congratulations to all you lucky winners! Wonderful! enjoy your prize! xx Love Karen xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue. Another fabulous card really like
the brown card I do like browns and creams
Just like my sitting room.

Nancyd xx

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Stunning card love the chestnut card. This technique is one of my favourites and so very effective, give the card a good tactile feel.
Congrats to the winners
Amanda x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, well the sun is out, what a lovely day, hope yesterday was OK for you and you remembered all the good times with your dad, the card today is fab all your cards are, love the colour, need to try this technique, anywhere have a nice day, and like you said baby steps that's what I will do, just very scared sue, crafty hugs Julie xx

kathy mcmaster said...

hi sue

lovely card


Karen Drew said...

What a fab day. Not only is the sun shining but I find my name on the winners list. Sooo excited!!!!
Not tried this technique but I am going to give it a try. The colours are so well suited for the dreaded mans cards
Karen xx

Alice G said...

Super technique. Took me ages to conceptualise this even though you spell out the steps so specifically - bit think I've finally understood how to do it. Don't have this mask but definitely will try this technique.

Hugs Alice xx

Helen Barker said...

Great technique have tried it before & it looks stunning.Lovely card,well done winners.
Helen Bx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Not one of my fav's, but still nice.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Lacelady said...

Great card again Sue, I'm late here today, but better late than never.

Congrats to all the winners, you are more than generous Sue.

Jan Ltc said...

Great card for a man in particular. Congrats to all the lucky winners xx Jan

Lindsay Martin said...

Congratulations to all the winners this week, lovely card Sue, not your normal colouway, simple but elegant xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, lovely card - very interesting technique used for the background!!! Love Sam xxx

lynda said...

Hellow on the sunny Sunday Sue & Wilsonettes
Sue I love this card the colours the dies everything & as so many have said a great card for the men. I also love this high/low technique I do it a lot & always looks stunning,thank you Sue for sharing it.
Thanks Karen yes the cpap machine is helping my husband to not stop breathing & also gives me pease of mind too.
Steph I agree that Mr L should buy you a M.D gift just leave sticky notes everywhere ( sorry I said STICKY)you should get a mask I find it a lot easyer. With them G/F & micro beads You do make me smile Steph thank you xx
Sue hope yesterday went well for you xox
Congratulations to all the lucky winners
Pam you are in my thoughts love & hugs try & stay strong xx
Love & hugs to Sue &call who beads them
Lynda Brock xx

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

Once again another fabulous card for us all today. I too have yet to try this technique but am looking forward to giving it a go! Thank you for sharing this with us today Sue and congratulations to all the lucky winners. Enjoy your prizes. Do hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, so much later today in posting Internet was down this morning! Anyway great card for today, quite masculine, which is a good thing as they are hard to do cards for. Hope Norah is having a great time at SECC craft show and not causing too much havoc. Pam we are all thinking of you, and everyone who needs comfort, take care. Congrats to all the winners today, have a good day. Jess xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone.
A super dimensional card that doesn't need any extra frills. Lovely!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Lesley Griffiths said...

Good strong colours on this lovely offering. I'll have to try this interesting technique.

Karen Stafford said...

Lovely card again, great technique with fab results. x

Susan White said...

Very rich looking card - congrats to all the winners too! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Sheila Lampard said...

Good afternoon Sue & all crafters,
WOW lovely card with interesting techniques.
Congratulations to all the Winners!
Enjoy the rest of this lovely sunny Sunday.
Sheila x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well I am late today in posting my comment sadly my mum as been knocked down at the ripe age of 86 she is in theatre now so had 2 mins to myself to get away from it all as your blog does that for me thankfully, the card is stunning as always n congrats to all the lucky winners crafty hugs sarah xx

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. Fab card for a man, Take care, Jo xx

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue, the Chestnut Brown is a lovely shade.

Must go and have a hot, sweet tea now to get over the shock of having my name drawn!!! I am so excited.
Thank you Sue.

Margaret O

Vie Carter said...

Good card for the men, love the technique

Congrats to all the lucky winners


Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, this would be a lovely guy card...congrats to all the winners and hope you are having a great sunny day! Carole Z X

sued99 said...

I love the background to this. Must try it some time!

LoraineC said...

Perfect mans card, hope you have had some of this beautiful weather x

Maggie said...

Well done all you lucky winners. Hope these lovely cards have a very special place in your craft rooms. This is a special card for someone who'd like a bit of a sparkle. It will have to wait till I've tidied up my craft space before I give it a go. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Carol S. said...

Great card and love the technique you have used. Happy Sunday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol S. said...

Great card and love the technique you have used. Happy Sunday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Fantastic Card Sue!

Congratulations to all the winners.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Laura O said...

fab card ,well done to the winners today, Laura O

Annie Pennington said...

Gorgeous card. Well done to all winners:)

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Annie said...

Lovely card, Sue, I've tried the technique and it didn't look as beautiful as yours LOL! Ah well, practise makes perfect as they say! A fab card for the men, colours great.
Hugs Annie
Congrats to the lucky winners!

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
stunning card ,and thank you so much i cant wait to recieve my card. Thank you to all the ladies for your lovely well wishes, sorry for late reply as i have been away for a couple of days.
Congratulations to all the winners today and good luck and good health to everyone
craft hugs Helen Terry xxxx

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Debra Denman said...

Evening Sue.
I love this card just right for any occasion. Love the colours
Debra x

Debra Denman said...

Evening Sue.
I love this card just right for any occasion. Love the colours
Debra x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, it's later than normal for different reasons, but I could NEVER let a day pass without leaving a comment on your Fabulous Blog, I Truly Love today's Card I Love "The Richness" of "The High And Low" technique it looks and feels so tactile, it's like all The Fabulous things you bring to us The different ways of using Guiding Flakes until your products came along I just could Never use them! And boy do I Really Love my Micro Beads, so back to Today's Card I Love the Brown and the Cream Card together, and how you have offset your "Gold Facet Die" I Love that Sentiment in the centre the script and the wonderful flourish, is this one of yours. I wish to say I was mistaken yesterday I mentioned I'd seen six of your new Embossing Folders when it's only five I just saw new at the bottom of them all, then when I checked today one of them hasn't got new what makes it worse I've got all your previous A4 Embossing Folders, and it's the one I thought was a new one Lol!
Take Care Sue, Love and hugs from Sam x
To all the wonderful Wilsonettes I do hope you're all well, Pam take care. Congratulations to the winners enjoy
Hugs from Sam x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue and everyone.
I love the technique with
the mask and adhesive sheet,
this would be a great card
for a male, love the colours
you have chosen sue.
hope everyone has been well today.
hope Norah had a nice time at
the craft fair and was noticed
in her WOW hat lol.
Pam sending love to you.
from Christine c and ella

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
A good card for the men. Sorry I didn't blog yesterday but I was totally out of it. So sorry to hear Pam's very sad news my heart goes out to you. Love and hugs to everyone and special ones for Pam and anyone who is hurting

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and gang. Love the card today. I really struggle with guy cards they just don't seem to happen for me.
I didn't go to the secc as a few crafty ladies I know said it was very dissapointing. Unusual I thought so I used the admission cash an train cash to buy stuff from the local craft shop instead lol
Love Tracy from killie xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Love this technique but still haven't been brave enough to try it though. Great card for the men but easily adaptable with change of mask and colour.
Read yesterdays post today, pretty card and very inspirational too.
Donna Jones

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue,
todays card is going to take me a few views as the brain still hasn't returned from its extended holiday and has sent absolutely no word of when it is coming home. I will look again tomorrow when hopefully i will be a bit more awake. It seems alien somehow and not a you card without all our telltale Sue additions. I'm sure though that it not being adorned with all our Sue accessories it will appeal to most males.
Welldone all of this weeks winners, as i know you will enjoy your prize when it arrives.
Well, i made up my "WOW" badges , one for the front of my bun and one for my cardigan. I got quite a few wee smiles but no one came up to me as a Wilsonette. But undeterred Sue i kept trying so if anyone recognises the eejit they saw today in the scooter please say hello the next time, i dn't bite honest. Had a great time though and i got a few more of your dies Sue as they were just staring longing to be picked up. They just didn't like hanging around and everyone passing, so they put on their pleading look, how could i say no when they were looking so forlorn. Had a great day and cheered up such a lot of faces, so it was worthwhile. Sstupid here made them up and then had to do the outfit around them.
Goodnight everyone and see you tomorrow hopefully,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue
Love this card,the colours work so well.i like your High and low look,it looks so ritch.
Congrats to all the winners.

BlueRose said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, great technique. Like other crafters, have difficulty with masculine cards, but this would be perfect. Thank you for sharing.

Sandy H said...

Great idea for male cards. Haven't tried this technique yet - it's on the list, but think I'll need to practice it a few times to get a decent result!
Congratulations to all the winners - enjoy your prizes.

Crafteresa said...

I love this image and what you made with it, beautiful. I have jsut bought 2 Sue Wilson die sets,the 1st of many me thinks! love en ;o)come see the what I made
crafteresa xx

Crafteresa said...

absolutely love this

Paula Gale said...

Hi Sue

This card would be awesome for a man when you don't quite know what they like... Whilst it is rather decorative, its safe and unoffensive. Definitely one I would send to a man rather than a woman - although i'd rather save on the glitter. No man is geting a card with that much glitter on lol!!

Paula xxx