Thursday, 20 March 2014

Thinking Of You

Morning all!  Here is another one of the cards using some of my dies in classic black and white.  Today's card features the Calabria set from the Italian Collection, the border from the Spanish Collection and the Classic Rose die set.  I stamped my sentiment from the Bold Sentiment set by Creative Expressions in black archival ink in the upper corner of my coconut white card.  I used another piece of coconut white and embossed it with the Extra Confetti folder by Couture Creations and cut one side on the diagonal, adding it to the bottom of my background.  I cut a border from the Spanish Collection, backed it with white and then matted it with a thin black mat.  I taped it on the diagonal between the two background sections and trimmed the edges.  Next I cut the Calabria die from the Italian Collection in black and then cut it down the centre.  I glued the halves above and below my border but offset them.  Using the Classic Rose die set, I cut several of them in both black and white in a variety of sizes with the decorative insert piece.  I cut a slit to the centre in each of them and folded one section behind so it turned them into five petals instead of six.  I curled the petal edges and added flatback pearls to the centres of each of them, giving you yet another style of flower from this very versatile set. I assorted them across my card diagonally, slightly overlapping some of them.  I added some black rhinestone swirls as embellishments.  I finished the card with a bit of black and white matting and a double white pierced mat.  Finished dimensions are 8" x 8 1/4" in size.

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181 comments:

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
WOW!! WOW!! Love the black and white.

Delightful is all I can say.

Pam thinking of you and sending a Cameeli cuddle. we are fast approaching the weekend I am still struggling with the knee so will crafting for definite.
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

Just beautiful, love and hugs to all my friends on the blog.

TDQ Karen said...

Morning all! Wow, this is beautiful. The Calabria die is the one the I loved most from your collection and this is just reinforcing that inclination. xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning and elegant Sue, just love the black and white theme and those dies. Shall have to have a bash at this one.xx

Anonymous said...

Always like black and white, Sue, and great to see your dies featured; love the way you have 'altered' the rose flower to give dimension.

'P' in Wales

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning card, love everything about it.
I resisted the Rose Die as I have lots of flowers BUT I feel a purchase coming on!!! Love I g the colour combo as well.
Have a fantastic day

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. A lovely clean, crisp black and white card my two fav colours together. Loving the rose dies and i think the rhinestones just finish it of beautifully.
Best Wishes
Denise x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a very bold, striking card. Love the roses. Thanks for sharing.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another stunning card,Imust have a go at this one.
Take care all Kitty

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Wow is the word for this card! not the biggest black and white fan, but this card is really stunning.
Gail C x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, very striking card, love black and white. I have the rose dies, but have not used them yet, and this is great inspiration. Bx

Marion Bull said...

Stunning!! The black and white is beautiful and I am not usually bold enough to use it - afraid of it looking funereal but this certainly does not. I'll have to have another try. Jus a beautiful card.

Marion B xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the black and white theme the new dies look great must start to get some of the dies it's pay day so iam off to get some dies thank you Tracy w x

floss said...

Hi Sue,
WOW!! Love everything about this card. X

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. I love how you take a die but change it, I don't have the Calabria but I'm going to try this with a different die.
Take care all. Sue xxx.

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Just WOW!! Absolutely beautiful card - this would work so well in other colours but I do like the black and white theme - elegant!
Could make this for my friends birthday and if I start now it could actually be ready by May - LOL.
Enjoy the nice weather - if you are lucky enough to have some.
All for now
Sheila x

ang said...

Hi stunning and stylish card, I love it angxxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue WOW this one is stunning i hope im getting some of you dies for mothers day keeping fingers crossed. I love it when you make black and
white cards. Take care sue xx

Debs A

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I adore black and white cards and this one is a stunner.
Cameeli hope the knee feels better soon, hugs to Pam and anyone that needs one.
No crafting for me today as I will be at the hospital with my daughter she is having a non cancerous lump removed from her breast and she has a needle phobia.
Happy crafting everyone
Love Tina x

Rachel Taylor said...

Lovely card , i love your black and white creations
Crafty hugs Rachel x

sonja_w said...

Love the black and white combo. Stunning card x

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue,
lovely card this morning, it's stunning. Black and white is a great combination.
Celebbrate the 2nd International Happiness Day
March 20, 2014. Sally

fame01 said...

WOW WEE
Sue what a stunning card I love the black and white so striking.. Pam hugs to you still thinking about you.. sarah xx

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. How lovely this card is. It's good to see your dies in use. X

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful and elegant
card still love black and white always
so clean and fresh.
Nancyd xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Nicola Belshaw said...

You simply can't beat a classic black and white card. This is simply gorgeous! Love Nicola x

Nanny Jo said...

Simply beautiful, and beautifully simple! Fabulous card, Sue. Jo x

Crisco said...

Beautiful card with many very lovely elements.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card. I love the angle, and of course the dies. And you show us more ways of using them, especially the Classic Rose, that gives it a whole new look. Thank you : ) Love to Pam Take care.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card - love those cute flowers. I had a crafty nightmare day yday - we have our local spring show on saturday and I was making a Mday card for the card class - it was one of those days - couldn't stamp for toffee, couldnt' get things straight, dropped pearls, missed the pot when putting the embossing powder back - you name it I was bodging it and you want it to be soo perfect when it's going on the showbench - just as I was about to throw it all in the bin I changed the plan a bit to hide the bodges and somehow, after a proayer to the crafty gods, it all came together and I am quite pleased with it - just the inside to do today and an envelope. I dont expect it will get placed as the judge always seems to go for cards that has needlecraft on them for some reason - for the life of me I dont understand why a 2" square piece of cross stitch on a card is so appealing - perhaps the judge is not a percrafter - that's all I can think! I'll let you know how I do on Sunday's blog entry.
Rgs
Clare W

Joan D said...

Super card Sue and in my favourite colours. Off to NEC shortly so will get some more of your dies.xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly beautiful monochrome card today, gorgeous die-cuts and beautiful compilation.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunning in black and white, other colours would look good too, must try this one today
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Can't have too many flower designs I like this card. Mabex

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card love just love the black and white cards. xx hazel

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue.I love your card ~ so elegant.Hugs,
Maggie x

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely classy card Sue -really like the black and white , but it would look lovely in colours too.
Fab flowers -on my wish list!!
XxRuth

Carole Z said...

This is gorgeous Sue, so elegant and a fabulous use of the dies, hugs Carole Z X

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
Very striking card in black and white today, I am loving it and your beautiful dies. I received your new embossing folders yesterday and can't wait to use them.
Hugs Dawn Searle x

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love it all.

Funny I did not get todays post of yours onto my blog, had to go onto yesterdays to see it so Blogger must be playing up again!

Love & Hugs

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

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very striking card today. Love the black and white, it is so crisp and clean looking. Happy First Day of Spring to everyone, yet to see the sun, but can live in hope.

Love Rosemarie xx

Brooke b said...

Morning Sue Wow what a striking card love the black and white, its really sophisticated. JB xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What an interesting card, love the symmetry

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, black and white does it for me every time. I love the flowers, so delicate and pretty.
Good luck Clare for Saturday.
ElizabethS x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Stunning card so pretty. I have just ordered the Classic Rose die set can't wait for them to arrive so I can try and make a "Sue" Rose. The filigree flowers on this card are just gorgeous.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card I love the roses set of dies and the black and white together. Nanna Tina hope all goes well for your daughter, Clare W good luck with your card.
Hugs x
Heather T

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

This is another stunning card to start our day and even though I say it each and every time I see this colour-way I am a real sucker for Black on White. Just loving it! Thanks for sharing this with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

nuttinanni said...

Love this colour combo. Stunning card. hugs Cheryl xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I just love monochrome and today's gift is just perfect. I bought your classic rose set and find that my hands automatically go for these when I need flowers. They just look so gorgeous when used on their own but when put together with your new single leave (sorry cannot remember the name of the set)they really are made for each other.
No crafting today for me have to pay a visit to A&E after falling up my front steps and whacking the side of my face and head - I look as though I've done a few rounds in the boxing ring.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

carol edwards said...

Elegant and oh so pretty. I am loving the roses die Sue think I need to check this one out. Take care everyonex

Debra Denman said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card I love the black and white. Never tried that combo myself. But after seeing this card I think I will give it a go
Good Luck Clare for Saturday would love to see your card.
Have a beautiful day all.
Debra x

Debra Denman said...

Hi Janet. I hope your ok your poor face. Good luck with a&e. It could be a long wait so you could take a stamped image and pens to pass the time. Take care
Debra x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ..love the flowers ..happy crafting

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, very stylish card. The flowers are gorgeous, will have to play with my set today. A good excuse to leave housework to another day. Crafty hugs to all lol lynne m x x x

Annie said...

GM Sue and all - fabulous, fabulous card, love it all. So pretty that Italian collection and I adore the flower die. Happy day Hugs Annie

Alison Couchman said...

So very classy. Black and white is always a winner but too much black can make it look 'heavy'. These narrow, thin dies avoid this completely so your lovely card has lots of interesting textures yet somehow doesn't look too busy. I don't know how you do that Sue but you always do.
Ouch Janet! Your fall sounds nasty - hope it's not too bad.
Alison

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love black and white and your dies are stunning. Love Jean xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love black and white and your dies are stunning. Love Jean xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, can't beat black and white, just love it. What a wonderful card and nice of you thing of us who need a little push now n then. Have a great day.

Love June
xxxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, What can I say but "WOW WOW WOW" I so Love Black and White together, this Card is so Rich, Opulent, Stunning, Truly Beautiful, and so much more I'm loving seeing your Cards on your Blog using your Dies and I for one can't wait to see The Videos when you're using your Dies that will be great, I Love the Calabria Set and how you've cut it in half but placed an Embossed strip matted in Black to hide the cut edges, I love those Fabulous Roses and the Faux Leaves a really Stunning Beautiful Card.
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs from Sam x
Pam, thinking of you "please take care"
hugs from Sam x
To all the Wonderful Wilsonettes I really do hope your all well, I don't know what the weather is like where you all live but it's chilly here! my boys Charlie and Archie (my dogs) just returned from a walk and they keep nudging me for there toast!! So must go
Good Luck Clare W with your Card and it would be wonderful if you won.
Take Care all hugs from Sam x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, really lovely like every thing about it, have a good day Edwina

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I haven't got any of your new dies (yet!) but will definitely be getting some when pennies allow I've just said on Julia's blog how much I love everything Good luck Tracey I know what you mean re sewing Judges just think you've slapped a piece of paper on a card They can't see the intricacies & planning let alone the skills involved My Craft Club has set us a project and I think the needle women will win over my carefully planned card! Enjoyed taking part though

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Even though I'm not a black & white fan, I love this one! It is a very striking card but very classy as well. The roses are beautiful and I'm just off to see if I can get them. Love and hugs to everyone. Love Alison xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card ,really clean lines .
Marion H

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue Love black and white cards. This one is stunning. The classic roses was one of the first of your dies that I bought.
Denise X

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, love the sketch and the dimension on your flowers too.
Donna Jones

Crafty Lark said...

Loving the colour combination Sue, super layout. xx Flora

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Really stunning and very elegant. Black and white are made for each other like creams and certain shades of brown are. Beautiful.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
another stunning card today. Your dies are fantastic. Love how you've cut the die in half, and offset it behind a border. Will be fantastic to see the videos of you using them. Thank you for the ideas. Hope your knee gets better soon Cameeli, and happy crafting everyone. Hope that Lancs Steph and Norah are feeling better after their marathon day from the day before.

gwen70 said...

This is beautiful Sue, Simply love it

Anne Crawford said...

This is a definite WOW! Absolutely Fabulous, love how delicate it looks, the dies circular and roses work so well together and the design and embellishments are perfect, stunning work of art! Good luck with your card Clare , and hope all goes well at the hospital for Tina's daughter and For Janet . Hugs to all xo

snowqueen62 said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew
WOW! What a stunner!! I really love the look of black & white cards sooo elegant. I have the rose dies set so will definitely be trying a version of this one.
Pam- still thinking of you
Janet- good luck in A&E hope it's only bruising and nothing more serious.
Clare- good luck with the card on Saturday.
Hugs to anyone who needs one.
Sue C xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a fab card and love how you did the embossing on a certain part of the card! you are so clever. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, I just adore black and white cards and this one is exceptional. Feeling rather frustrated as I still can't see properly to put a card together so am getting all of my dies out and cutting mountains of bits in readiness for the time when i can craft. This is another to add to my list and those dies....... I want them all! Hugs x Pauline A

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. The filigree flowers go so well with the background die.
Veronique L

ellyscard creatief said...

Love the flowers on your creation.
Gr Elly

sued99 said...

I love black and white cards and this is no exception - it's stunning!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a striking card and I love the embossing you have done and the filigree flowers are so delicate even in black. I can't seem to make a card without flowers so I shall be looking to buy this die. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes. Good luck for the show Clare, fingers crossed the judge see's sense this year.
Janet you poor love, hope all goes ok. Cameeli, Cameeli, Cameeli, you dont have to keep milking the damage to your knee - if you want to craft then craft chick, that's what I say (but I'll remember that one and use it when necessary if you dont mind : )
I love todays card. It seems a different kind of W.O.W than our usual W.O.W's and cant put my finger on it. Id never think of placing embossed card in a corner like that (thats why you're you Sue and Im me) ! You give us so many alternative ideas and ways to make our cards and for that I thank you.
Not quite recovered from Tuesday, and my daughter has a week off so as she can only 'be available' today Im being dragged round The Trafford in Manchester to WINDOW shop for my outfit for her wedding, I say window as I dread trying on in changing rooms with full on aircon, my body and hands cant deal with it, plus with my silly tummy probs I could either lose a dress size or gain again before the wedding, such is life ay : )
Im SO glad I popped in before my marathon in Manchester today as you have lifted my spirits again Sue, thank you.
Pam, still in my thoughts love.
To anyone who doesn't feel Springlike, happy or well, I send you gentle cuddles.
Lancashire Steph xx

Janice Wallace said...

Mmmmmmm. This is dreamy. This colour combo can be severe, but certainly not in this one.
Janice W

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue, I love black and white cards.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Sooooo beautiful Sue, and the flowers you´ve made for it looks awesome, but then it all does, so nothing new in that, but it´s really awesome work as usual.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love the black and white so elegant a beautiful card you are so gifted wish I could get to the n e c to see you all have a good day dear sue thank you love always June xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the black and white always a winner for me. I only have one set of your dies so far and can't wait to get some more, when the money allows.
Lydia
X

Pearl said...

Love the rounded shapes on this card today Sue, angles can look so harsh sometimes can't they?

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

nattyboots said...

Just beautiful Sue , Love it
Elaine H X

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Ok who doesn't want to play tumble with today's card? I love it Sue, it reminds me of those cards that was getting made a couple of years ago where they had the penny in them and you could roll them from side to side. I am waiting for the other half of the filigree circle to roll down to join the bottom half. Sorry i can feel a silly day coming on after sleeping nearly all of yesterday. Not much more awake today but i need to get an injection off energy from somewhere. Sorry Sue, went off track with today's beauty and it is lovely the black against the milk card.
Wonder when the next Yawning for Scotland competition takes place as i think i could win it hands down today.
Pat S, i think you must have my hubby's brother in time keeping as he doesn't know the meaning of time either. Just as well the Doctor was running late, but i bet you got a few looks at just getting called as you walked in.
Oh we are going to be so lucky this year as we get an updated photo of all our beautiful mothers of the bride and mother of the groom. I hope that Tina, Steph and Cameeli know that ALL mothers of the bride or groom look beautiful on their childs wedding day. It has something to do with the glow of love and pride that goes along with the smile from ear to ear. Cameeli:- turn a bucket upside down at your work under your desk and rest that knee. Please don't start trying to get back into your torture sorry exercise routine to soon as you will only do more damage to it. Crafting this weekend will do your creative juices the world of good.
Elaine (Wee Fortune)- i know exactly what you mean about leaving mum in the hospital for her operation as i have one that gets rushed in on a regular basis with the whee whawws and i just can't leave her. I think you get to a certain age where you get as protective over your parents just like your children because they seem to go from the fit, able tower of strength to suddenly being so vunerable. I hope she is well again soon, Elaine.
Nanna Tina, sending hugs to your daughter as well, but i am so glad that the lump is non as that would have been a terrible ordeal waiting for those results for her. Let her know that there is a lot of people giving her cyber hugs today and wishing both her and Elaine's mum well.
Janet (Ecco) what are we going to do with you Janet? You making friends with the steps is not a good idea me thinks because they are bullies and don't know how to be gentle on meeting you. I know from personal experience that the floor, pavements and roads are equally as big on the bully front as my face, hands, knees, hips and back will testify to on many an occasion as i make frequent friendly approaches but they just know how to hurt each time. There is permanent reminders of previous encounters on the face and knees and back, so please add more water in it the next time. Hee hee hee. Hope everything is ok though.
Well it's a dreich day out there this morning with that horribly drizzly weather, but need to go out. I hope to see you all tomorrow, take care everyone,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Super card. Love the monochrome.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Karen Drew said...

Wow! That card really does make a statement.
Luv
karen xx

hollyberry said...

What a wonderful card today.Love black and white it always gives such an elegant card and of course all your different dies you have used.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, I always love black and white together on a card, so clean and crisp. I bought a couple of your dies yesterday but haven't played with them yet. We have had a horrible wet and windy night and even now it it still raining heavily, so maybe a bit of crafting will be in order later. Take care everyone, Jess xx

iReneM said...

A lovely card. I do like B&W, always so elegant :)
x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely classy black and white card today. SueL

Clai01 said...

Gorgeous card, so pleased to see cards made from your dies Sue, I will never tire of seeing them, fabulous! x

Alice G said...

Incredible! The Italian die set was my absolute favourite though the more I see what you are doing with the dies and how versatile they are I know I'll be buying more! I love, love love every element on this card Sue.

Alice xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Wonderful, elegant and gorgeous. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! What an amazing card today !! I love it all !! The Calabria die you have used looks fab !! I can imagine this die with different colours of polished silk glitters behind it. Just like a stained glass window !! It looks a beautiful die set, just like your gorgeous Roses die set. These are stunning Sue !! I love the black and white together too !! The Spanish border looks great, but the intricacy of the die does not show up very well on my screen. Great use of the sentiment stamp and the swirly pearls are a great finish. Thanks for sharing another great card.

Pam, thinking of you and sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Clare, I hope all goes great at your Craft show and your card is a winner !! x x x

Janet, ( Ecco) Sorry about your nasty fall. I am thinking of you today. I hope you are ok. Love Tres x x x

Lots of love and hugs to everyone today, Sue and all the Wilsonettes, love Tres x x x

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a very stylish card today. Lovely use of your dies. kind regards Joanne K x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and black and white looks so classy. love Jean Z xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card, love black and white and oh those flowers just gorgeous
Pam, love and hugs and Janet hope you don't have too long to wait in A&E.
Best wishes, Pat

weefortune said...

Wow gorgeous card sue, love the black and white adore the roses I think they will be the next on my list. Have a great day Elaine x

lilysmum said...

Good morning Sue! This is right up my street-black and white- love it! I don't have either of the dies used :-(.....YET but I'm sure the layout would suit some of the ones I do have.
Hoping to get up to Ally Pally to see you again but it all depends on how my op goes. Fingers crossed I will get there. x

Lacelady said...

Another stunner Sue, I love the split circles!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Another classy beauty in black and white...love those dies and the lacey flowers are so pretty.

Love Sheila xx

Vie Carter said...

So elegant black and white

Stunning - love your dies

Vie
x

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue. I think this would be perfect as an alternative to a sympathy card. Elegant and great for male and females. I really like it. I would never have thought of this myself.
Have a great day. Lots of love, Jo xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Love black and white.
Nanna Tina really pleased that the lump your daughter has is non-cancerous. tell her I'm thinking of you both.
Pam, thinking of you and sending hugs.
Clare, I'm sure your card is a definite winner in your Mum's eyes.
Janet, hope your face etc are ok and that you don't have to wait long at a&e.
Steph and Norah, please take it slow when you're out and about. Don't forget coffee breaks if you can.

Susan White said...

Love the black and white scheme - really pretty card! Thanks, Susan x

Helen Barker said...

Stunning black & white card,love the calabria die.
Helen Bx

Lindsay Martin said...

I need to get the Calabria die, you have used it to such good effect, what a sales woman you are doing all these great examples so we all have to buy your dies, lol! Hope you are well but chillier again here today and rain forecast too, lgreat to see Pam commenting again, xx

Jill Liddle said...

Black and white always look great.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a dramatic looking card I am not usually a fan of black and white but you are winning me over and no mistake!
Pam you are being so brave, thinking of you xx
Cameeli do take care these things cannot be rushed enjoy your crafting. Janet (Ecco) do take care there really is no need to measure your length hope all goes well at A & E.
Sending good luck wishes to Deborah for the weekend I do hope you win.
Good luck shopping and trips out to those who are out and about today take care. Up here in the Lake District it is so cold, we have rain and gale force winds, so pleased some of you have sunshine could we have a little share sometime please!
Sending warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Anonymous said...

AMAZING, wonderful, striking black and white card, one of my favourite combinations Sue. Thank you,
ValC xx

craftycarol said...

Morning Sue,
Just Stunning...I love black and white and of course being a geordie its very approapiate.
Love Carol xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very elegant and classy looking in the black and white using your Spanish dies.

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Black and white - stunning.

Loving this card.

Diana

jane stillman said...

Gorgeous card,love the classic rose die set x

sonia said...

Hi. Beautiful - love black and white so simple and stunning! :-) xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, what a stunner of a card. You know that I love the black and white colour combo, and again am amazed how you come up with such a beautiful design. Your creativity knows no bounds for sure.
It's a true Sue Wilson card - stunning and elegant.
And for Pam - hope that you find comfort in visiting the blog - beautiful things are good for the soul-that's my firm belief.
Hugs, Rose

SHARICA said...

Love Black n White cards .. xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
WOW you have done it again, stunning a very clean and crisp creation. Love the black and white so very striking. Really shows your dies off - loving the roses.

TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Janhass said...

Morning Sue and all you crafters. Such a beautiful card, love the flowers and the black and white colour scheme, look forward to tomorrow's card. Have a good day everyone.
Janhass xx

TOB said...

Just beautiful, love the way all the dies can mix with each other and look so gorgeous. Hugs Theresa xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
What a lovely card! The roses were one my first Sue purchases and I love them! Like how you cut the die in half and then used a striplet to hide raw edges. I will be trying that! It's lovely to see your own dies used. You are so inventive and creative!
Janet so sorry about your fall! Trust all goes well at A&E and that you not in too much pain!
Tina best wishes to your daughter - trust all goes well.
Clare, I know what you mean about stitching nearly always winning! I have never entered but have looked at Winners at Fairs and stitching always wins! Hope you win!
Steph, all the best at Trafford Centre - it will have had the honour of being visited by you and me in the space of 48 hours! My feet were killing me! High heels didn't exactly help! Hope you see something really nice x
Love to Pam x
Love Myra

Kate's Cards said...

Black and white always a winner.

terrie said...

There is something about a black and white card that stands out so nicely...
Well done Sue

Annie Pennington said...

The Calabria set is one of my current favourites. I only bought it last week so I have a lot of playing to do:) xx Annie

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a stunning card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a stunning card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the black and white colour theme and those roses are lovely.

Happy Crafting!!! 😀 X X

utilitygirl said...

Lovely card as always Sue. The little flow3ersw are so pretty and delicate and black and white is always a favourite with me

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is stunning, very striking, love the black and white. The dies are gorgeous, definitely at the top of my need list. The flowers are scrummy, have this die, whoopee. Sue you are a marvel, so inventive.
Pam love and hugs to you. Nana Tina and echo Janet hope all goes well at the hospital. Camelii take care with that knee, crafting sounds good. Clare W good luck with your card.
Steph and Norah take it easy, Steph hope you find the perfect outfit.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card. This is beautiful. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

rachel said...

gorgeous card Sue - love the lacy flowers - so very pretty xx

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a beautiful card Sue. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

christine c said...

Hello Sue and Everyone.
WOW, WOW WOW,what an eyecatcher
this card is. must try this
fabulous card even though I
haven,t got these dies I am
sure that I can use the ones
that I do have, I feel as though
there are still loads of the new
dies that I NEED, lol but I suppose there are a lot of ladies out there who are like me.
hope everyone is ok on this
blinkin blustery day
from Christine C and Ella

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card,
I have your blooms dies and love them,
Crafty hugs to everyone Julie xx

lynda said...

Hello Sue & all the Wilsonetts family
WOW sue I love today's card it's stunning & elegant ,black & white is a favourite of mine they just pop out.
The rose flowers are so beautiful. They are on my must have list as is the Calabria die just gorgeous I love it all.

Pam love & hugs take care thinking of you xx
Clare W good luck I hope the judges appreciate the work you've put into your card..xx
Oh ouch Janet your poor face hope your ok & not too long a Waite in A&E hugs xx
Norah have a very restful & stress free day xx
Steph hope you find your MOB outfit & don't get to exhausted again.xx
Camille I Hope your resting your knee take care xx
Love & hugs Sue & Wilsonettes have a lovely day.See you all tomorrow Lynda Brock xxxx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Good afternoon Sue and all from a very wet and windy Paisley. Sue this is a lovely classically elegant card. I love Black and White I have the border die and may try and adapt it with other circle dies.

Thank you again for all your inspiration and kindness.

regards

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. This is lovely. Very elegant and classically classy! Can't get any more of your dies yet. Poor bank manager/husband says no. Will try with some spellbinders I already have as I really like the design. xx Maggie (better without a a bow)

Sioux P said...

Black and white again just looks stunning and those rose dies really are a must have. Beautiful Sue

Ayelet Barkay said...

Amazing embossing background and awesome die cuts!

jo said...

beautiful and elegant card, i'm going to order the classic rose dies as they are gorgeous. Jo xd

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Love these colours.
Just delightful. How do you get your continuous mojo???

Hugs. Jan. xx

Victoria said...

What a great idea - I love the semi circles either side of the diagonal strip. The flowers are lovely too - and easy to post!!

Thank you Sue.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue a fan tack card,love the black and white,and for once I have all the Dies, I have been using your bows and to day I received your filigree bows,Classic Rose,and glitter iced white.so my collection of Dies are growing,am hoping to. Have time to play with them today.
Pam I am thinking of you.
Ita

BlueRose said...

Beautifully done...love black and white combinations.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I really like today's card. I am gradually getting to like black & white and I think that this could be the one to win me over. I have almost everything you have used so will maybe give it a go.
Frances

foxyg said...

Beautiful. I love black and white.

Barbara said...

Beautiful and very elegant card Sue, love black and white!
Really missing your videos and cant wait till they restart.

Jane said...

Very Nice liking the black and white.

Jane xx

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! I love the black and white and this is such an elegant card. Loving the Italian Calabria and the Spanish dies along with the roses and embossing folder. Just "WOW!" and your card yesterday too was beeeeautiful! Good luck everyone for that beauty! Sending love and hugs to you Pam, Tim will be with you... x Cameeli, rest that knee duck. A muscle needs a lot of tlc x Nanna Pat, hope your daughter went on okay with her lump removal alongside her fear of needles. Glad it was a non cancerous lump x Claire, sometimes that's how masterpieces turn out! Good luck on Saturday x Debbie, you too x Ooooo Janet, hope you're okay after your fall. Arguing with steps is a futile business.....been there... done it...x Lanc Steff hope you have managed to find an outfit at Trafford centre x Elaine, hope your mum is ok. Like Norah has said all the years of taking care of us, it's our turn to worry about them! Norah, thinking of you too x Lilysmum hope you go on alright and that you will make it to the Ally Pally. I would love to go there one day. I can't believe how quickly it comes around....to the Mothers of the bride you will ALL look stunning! Love and hugs to Sue and to all our Wilsonette family xx love Karen xx

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! I love the black and white and this is such an elegant card. Loving the Italian Calabria and the Spanish dies along with the roses and embossing folder. Just "WOW!" and your card yesterday too was beeeeautiful! Good luck everyone for that beauty! Sending love and hugs to you Pam, Tim will be with you... x Cameeli, rest that knee duck. A muscle needs a lot of tlc x Nanna Pat, hope your daughter went on okay with her lump removal alongside her fear of needles. Glad it was a non cancerous lump x Claire, sometimes that's how masterpieces turn out! Good luck on Saturday x Debbie, you too x Ooooo Janet, hope you're okay after your fall. Arguing with steps is a futile business.....been there... done it...x Lanc Steff hope you have managed to find an outfit at Trafford centre x Elaine, hope your mum is ok. Like Norah has said all the years of taking care of us, it's our turn to worry about them! Norah, thinking of you too x Lilysmum hope you go on alright and that you will make it to the Ally Pally. I would love to go there one day. I can't believe how quickly it comes around....to the Mothers of the bride you will ALL look stunning! Love and hugs to Sue and to all our Wilsonette family xx love Karen xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Loving thecard today sue. U really canny go wrong with good ol black n white!!! A definate statement x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card. The half circular dies remind me of umbrellas or parasols and the flowers are Devine.
Beverley W

Sonia Jones said...

Love today card it's really elegant hugs Sonia x

Brenda Hanlon said...

Wow, this is fab Sue love the new dies.

LoraineC said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers and the colour way x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
You have made some stunning cards with your own dies. I will have to purchase some more so I can make some of my own.
Alison B. x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I always adore black & white together!! This is a true beauty!! Love Sam xxx

Theresa Pace said...

oh i so love monochrome. looks so elegant. it was so nice to see you at nec today. hugs xx

Lesley Griffiths said...

I'm just recovering from my day at the NEC and having my daily fix of Sue. What can I say, this card is lovely. Happy Days

Disco Queen said...

Amazing card Sue! I love the monochrome look & am inspired to make my own monochrome card. Thanks. Theresa x

samantha wade said...

Hi, love everything about this card, black and white just lovely, great dies, x Sam

Laura O said...

this is another stunner and I do love the black and white colour scheme ,never tire of it .Laura O

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous, I love black and white.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful monochrome card using more of your fabulous dies, love the roses another of my must haves.
Stunning card Sue!!
Hugs
Jean D xx

Hugs to everyone who needs one xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue
stunning card and i love those flowers , that die is next on my list of purchases lol
crafty hugs
Helen Terry
xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Wow, what a classy card, white and black just looks so stunning and these dies are just gorgeous, this card really makes a statement, love it.
Hope everyone is having a good day, my day has been exhausting in a lovely sort of way.
See you all tomorrow, love Brenda xxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE BLACK AND WHITE. JUST BOUGHT MY FIRST BIG DIE OF YOURS AND ITS VERY PRETTY. I BOUGHT THE LACE BOW TOO.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Julie Strange said...

Wow love this. Must try something similar. Thanks for the inspiration.

Janice K said...

Love the lacy rose die, a striking card. x

Vick said...

A lovely elegant looking card, hugs,Vick xxx
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Meg said...

Such an elegant card today Sue.
I love those flowers.

Margaret O
xxx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, love black and white. This is stunning. Just finished an order card and used black and white! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sandy H said...

I'm not usually a fan of black and white cards but this is so elegant.

My temperamental fifteen year old washing machine ground to a final halt today so no new dies for me for a while - glad I treated myself to the Classic Rose die last week.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue,love the card and as you say ,not a lot of work,( It would take me hours) I received my order from Joanna Sheen yerstday ,your filigree bows,Roses Die,and iced snow jewels,so lots of cutting,and the results were GREAT the Dies cut like a dream,but I did not make a card,so hopefully today.
Ita

Karen Stafford said...

Very striking and elegant.x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card black and white
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx