Saturday, 15 March 2014

Time Enough

Hi crafters!   A black and gold card today, which, to me,  is a combination that always has an elegance to it.  I know I am probably in the minority where black on cards is concerned, but I do love it.  Rather than thinking of it as a dark colour, see it as a way to make your colours pop a bit more.  Mica's and gilding flakes look smashing against a black backdrop especially, you shouldn't discount it from your crafting arsenal!  I started this card by using the Tied Together embossing folder to emboss my soft gold card.  I wanted a larger background so I extended the pattern to cover the area, easily done since the pattern repeats.  I used some black satin ribbon and ran a piece vertically around my card and taped the ends to the back.  I tied a double bow and added it at the bottom with sticky glue dots (I should have used one under that lopsided loop!)  I added a black crystal sparkler to the centre and made some pretty stick pins to match.  For the focal element, I stamped the Hydrangea label shape using a clear Perfect Medium pad onto black card.  I heat embossed it with gold detail powder and cut it out with the matching Vintage Labels Seven die by Justrite.  I stamped it a second time, embossed it as well and hand cut just the centre part of the label.  Using some purple and yellow mica powders, I made a paint by adding a small amount of water and painted the flowers.  I added the piece with a bit of foam mounting tape to the centre of the larger label shape and added both pieces to my card with another piece of foam.  I stamped the butterfly from the set twice on soft gold card and gold embossed it.  I cut them both out by hand and added them to the label, leaving the wings free for movement.  Finally, I added small 3mm black pearls to all the intersections on the embossed background and matted the piece with a thin black mat.  A double pierced gold mat was all that was needed to finish this one off nicely. The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.

Now for the winner of this week's Wednesday card giveaway!  The winner is:

Myra P!!!

Please email me to confirm your address and claim your card prize.  Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see if you are among the winners for the week's comment game.  There are loads of winners again this week!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Stunning card love it. Well done Myra. My ongoing thanks to Momma Sue and the wonderful blog family for all of your kind words and comments.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Love the little splash of purple on the flowers and in the stickpins. Very pretty embossed background too. Thanks for sharing. Congrats to the winner.

Craftysusan said...

Beautiful elegant card Sue. I have always loved the tied together embossing folder especially with pearls. Warming to using black on my cards for a change.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you Yes Blackdoes bring a card to life. I like Black and Cream as well take care Kitty.
congrats to Myra

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. A beautiful card with the colours and butterflies. I love the embossing folder its one of my favs. Congrats to the lucky winner.
Best Wishes
Denise x

CraftyAnn said...

This card is so beautiful. I love black and cream but I use navy and cream quite a lot. I think the colour combo looks so classy, I love bright colours but I never manage to get the same classy look.
Take care.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
This card is stunning love black and cream the background embossing folder looks great must get this one thanks Tracy w x

Clair Hughes said...

Another stunning card Sue. I'm with you on the black, I love it. Hugs. Clair xxx

Eemeli said...

Morning Sue. I always love when you add those little pearls on embossing. I think it is the engineer in me who is fascinated in them :) Love creation.


Glennis said...

Stunning card - I have that folder and absolutely love it!

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card - yes agree about the black and love the Tied Together EF - a fave. Will be using the VL7 today on a M Day card so wll try the mica painting. Good tip re misbaving bow loops - I sometimes get one that just wont stay where it should - never thought of using a glue dot to show it who's boss - so obvious now you've said - thanks. Congrats Myra and happy weekend all Wisonettes
Clare W

Elaine said...

Stunning sue x

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, I just love the opulence of gold and black and the way you use it , is just marvellous! So black on cards is okay in my view.

The whole card is just great and I must try it out.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl.

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue I love this card its in my favourite colours like you I use a lot of black and gold. This card is so elegant I with have to get this die its really nice. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue.A beautiful, elegant card ~ I love it! Hugs,
Maggie x

Rosie said...

Another super and elegant card.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Jan Ltc said...

WOw what a fabulous card xx Jan

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Beautiful card. Black is definitely a card colour that should be in every crafty stash. It is hard to get a proper black sometimes. Must get that embossing folder. Hugs from Ireland and happy St Patrick's weekend to all. Evelyn x

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue ,
I love the focal element on this card-and the way you have coloured and set it.
I think black cards can look beautiful and I sometimes like to put mine with a pop of bright colour too!
Have a good weekend all and Sue hope you get some time to relax, thanks for all you do,
Pam -so glad you are managing to stop by -xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love the colours, congratulations to Myra on winning the card.
Sending hugs to Pam.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Joan D said...

I use a lot of black card as I love the effect you can get,even just a small mat looks lovely. Unusual colour combination Sue, but stunning . Have a great weekend. Xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Sheer elegance - gorgeous. Love everything about it, the colours (obviously) and the design/construction. Can't see anything other than a beautiful bow..
A good weekend to everyone.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

GOR-GE-OUS!! per usual....Thanks, as per usual Sue!!Mabex

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, aah this is beautiful! So elegant!
Carole Z xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning everyone. Sue, I totally agree about the black card, it really makes colours stand out. This is such a classy card, thanks for sharing your inspiration with us. Have a great weekend. Sue xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful card, so elegant and pretty in gold and black. Congrats to winner and enjoy your weekend to everyone x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
I've written comments 3 times this morning and my iPad it playing up and refusing to post them so here goes again. Pam it was great seeing you at the No 1 spot this morning welcome back. Today's card is fabulous I tend to go for the ties together folder quite often because it's so versatile. You either love or hate black card I personally love it because, like you feel it makes the other colour your using 'Pop'. Ohhhhhh that pin is GORGEOUS and finishes of your card beautifully. Congratulations to Myra, I'm out for the day today so no crafting.
Hugs x
Heather T

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, elegant sophistication, so pretty.

Lovely to see you on the blog this morning Pam. Congratulations Myra.

Have a nice day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Extremely elegant. I am in the minority too then Sue as I think black can do something special to a card.
I love the stick pins.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I too love black and this card is beautiful , congrats to the winner all my love Jean Z xx

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - I love this card it is stunning.
Congrats to the very lucky winner of your card and Pam it is lovely to see you first on the comment list - keep going life will ease with good and bad days. Take care and a big crafty hug from me. Helen xx

Anonymous said...

Wonderfully elegant card, Sue, and especially with TT folder whose sales you single-handedly escalated to fever pitch! Always like using black, perhaps too much, but hey doing a sunny yellow Mothering Sunday card for my 101 year old aunt, the last of her generation and my late Mum's next sister up. Using your e.striplet and masses of majestic blooms (yes! I have finally conquered the big fear of big stamps - it wasn't hard at all in the end.)
G.Morning Pam and well done to Myra P.

'P' in Wales

TDQ Karen said...

Love black and another colour think it looks elegant ad The tied together folder is fantastic, I was so pleased when I finally managed to get it. Love today's card and congratulation to Myra xx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
I can see some more 'Sue spin' pins, I just love them and the idea of making them up to suit a card is brilliant. x

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue ....have a nice weekend x

sonja_w said...

Beautiful. I love black on cards too. X

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, black n Gold so lush love the card and colours. Have a great weekend.

Love June

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, I love black on cards, too, and this one is stunning. Jo x

Gail said...

Fab card and still luv this embossing folder xx GailT xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I use a lot of black and agree it makes your car pop. This card is very elegant. One of my favourite background folders as well. No sun today, but enjoy the weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Rachel Taylor said...

Love this one ,just beautiful
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card today Sue, really in love with the hydrangea stamp and the different ways you use it. Thanks for sharing x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, the black really sets this off. Just love your stick pins, must start making my own, I have a stack of beads and pins from when I thought I would have a go at making jewellery, but couldn't get into it! Co gratulations to Myra on winning your beautiful card. Love Jeanxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love the tied together embossing folder, I use it a lot, especially with a pearl at each intersection, so this card 'sings to me'. I wish the colours came across better on my laptop, the soft gold card is showing on mine as a white, but I have a very good imagination haha.
Congratulations to Myra, you lucky girlie, I so wanted that card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Dearest Pam, it's so good to see you back, our continuing thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is fabulous I love using black on cards too as you say it intensifies the colours around it. Congratulations to Myra you are one lucky lady. Have a great weekend. Love Jackie

ang said...

Lovely card,need to try stamping on black angxxx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
How strange, this card looks purple and cream on my screen, but it is just beautiful in any colour. The tied together embossing folder is one of my most used folders, may try to emulate this later. Congratulations to Myra, have a great weekend everyone

Hugs Dawn Searle xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW Sue what a beautiful elegant card just love it all.
Congrats to the winner.

Lovely to see you back at the top of the Comments Pam, you have been in our thoughts and prayers.
Carol x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, count me in the minority as I love black on cards ( or dark blue) as it justs makes the card pop. Beautiful card today , tied together emboss folder is one I reach for time and again so I have to stop myself and use other ones in my stash for a change. Good to see you back Pam . Crafty hugs to all "Wilsonettes" , have a great weekend all . Lol lynne m & fur babies x x x

floss said...

Hi sue,
Black and gold, so dramatic. I am trying to convince my daughter that it would be great for her wedding invites. She definitely likes the new black So Silk pearl card I have found. It is stunning , just like your card today. X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

mornng Sue
What an elegant and beautiful way to start a Saturday.
The colours are sumptuous and majestic and although I love black/white I'm not too sure about black/others but am slowly coming round to seeing the benefits.
I'm still trying to find the blanks for your stickpins.
Now off to do the week-end shop.
Congratulations to the very lucky lady on this week's give away.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love the flowers which really look pretty against the black and gold

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

We'll Sue this card has convinced me to use black more! Have not been a fan of heavily used black but do like what you have done with this one, STUNNING.
ValC xx

Anonymous said...

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hollyberry said...

The card is beautiful,I love black on a card and don't find it too dark at all.

Pam nice to see you back in your usual place at the top of the list,thinking of you.

June Horrocks said...

The card is so beautiful sue black and gold makes such a statement I love it thank you for sharing congrats to the winner love always June xxxxx

Anonymous said...

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Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card. I love this soft gold it's really sumptuous. I also think black and gold are very elegant, but I know some people don't. Have a great weekend. Xx

Anonymous said...

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Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful elegant card. The black makes the colours pop and works so well with soft gold : ) I do love the Hydrangeas they are so pretty.
What a lovely start to the weekend, a beautiful card and Welcome Pam, back where you belong, as our first comment. My love to you.
Congratulations to Myra P.
Take care.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love black and cream

Alison Couchman said...

So very classy and elegant this card. I think it's about the amount of black compared to the other colour - too much black looks heavy. Also, the fact that this is a soft gold rather than a sparkly or brassy gold makes a huge difference. I love it!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card so elegant I love the colour combo beautiful satin ribbon and gorgeous stick pins.

Congratulations to Myra P

Pam so nice to see you here take good carexx

Enjoy the weekend everyone

Hugs Annx without an "e"

doreenj said...

What a smashing card!!!! It looks almost blue, which would be another lovely combination

Doreen j

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
I'm one of those that's not a black person on my cards, but I do rather like this card, maybe I might be converted yet!
Gail C x

ElizabethS said...

Morning Sue, I am definitely in your camp with black and white. There is just something about it... I love today's card so elegant with the hint of colour on the focal point. Love it.
Have a lovely Saturday everyone.
ElizabethS x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I think this card is very elegant, I love using black with metallic as it offsets them beautifully. Love the focal element, and I think the bow is perfect. Well done Myra. Bx

rachel said...

stunning card Sue - love the black and gold - looks amazing xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Just like you I like using black on my cards to make things pop a bit more and gilding flakes or mica powers just leap into another realm when used on black. I actually am not a fan of gold but the soft gold card you use is beginning to convert me so thank you for that. Love this card.
Beverley W

karenlotty said...

I'm running out of superlatives to describe this card! Just enough black to make it all pop Normally I only use black on male cards but I'm going to try it more frequently

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I love using black it's stunning with the soft gold. Loving the mica as paint too, it really pops against the black.
Donna Jones

Maryann Laursen said...

Sooooo beautiful again Sue. I also have this embossingfolder, and I just LOVE it and use it all the time too. I´ve actually just used it for a weddingcard yesterday too, and it also ended up pretty great I think, and yours here are fabulous too. The soft gold and black looks so elegant together.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
I'm with you on the black it makes a card pop, love today's card very elegant, bows a bit big for my taste, which I have said before, it;s a good job we like different things.
Have a good day.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue I love Black on cards I too think it makes the colours pop. Beautiful card.
Denise X

Jayne S said...

Stunning card Sue. Black and gold is a good combination.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Beautifully stunning card today. I love black on a card, it does make other the colour pop.

Hi Pam, Hope are well, sending you lots of love & hugs.

Thank you to all you lovely ladies that have sent me kind thoughts & hugs. They really have helped me, are'nt we such a lucky group.

Off to try and buy my Mother of the Bride outfit today, I hope I can find something, I only have 5 weeks to go.

Congratulations Myra on winning the card.

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

julie laz said...

Wow sue, this is beautiful, the colour, the embossing, the stamping, the butterfly, everything about this card is Beautiful, well sue I needed a wedding card for may, I've just found one, I will change something's on it, sue this is what you help us with, you give us a professional looking card all the time,

HOPE everyone has a fabulous weekend
Crafty hugs Julie xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
WOW! Such an elegant card today. I always love how you use blck on your cards but am a bit scared to use it myself.

Love Sheila xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card using my favourite embossing folder. I like the colour combinations although I will have to take your word that you've used soft gold - it looks white on my iPad !
Congrats to Myra and great to see Pam & Tina back with us all.
Love Alison xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Im in the black edge camp (have used it on my own blog card today) as it does indeed make the layers pop. Love the soft gold too. A super card.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
It might be a cold and windy morning outside but my day was just made seeing Pam coming back to join us at the top of the comments again, so good to see you back again flower.
I like todays card Sue, it is just so lovely with the black popping up to say hello. Your stick pin really matches so well with the colour of mica powders you have chosen to use. A beautiful card all round. I have now got black card because of your fascination or should that be obsession? i wonder? I am going to try it out anyway later when i come back and see what bin disasters i can come up with.
"P" in Wales, oh how wonderful it must be to have such a precious person to visit. Your aunt will be so happy at her visit when you take the Mothers Day card to her. I had a very dear aunt who was in her 90's and she was so funny, and the stories from her past made her a delight to listen to, not to mention the actions that went with them. I laugh so much at my aunt because the scenes that went through your head at the telling of the story last a lifetime. She used to do all her housework before the home help came in just because she wasn't having her think she was a midden and lived in a dirty house. Now the meer thought of aunties house being anything bar spotless was just never even a consideration. The lassie came in and would go her dinger at here because that was what she was there for and auntie was just out of hospital with a heart attack yet again. Oh the fun we had at aunties as she couldn't have children of her own, and she just loved them. She had all the school children from the various schools and faiths popping in and their respective ministers/ fathers/ etc. all loved her.
Do you ever wish that your children could have been around to know that someone special from your younger years? Answers on a postcard to the Ochil Hills Nut.
Congratulations to you Myra, i hope you enjoy your Wednesday card front.
Need to go, i hope to see you all tomorrow,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Lovely card and as I'm hoping to see the Heart Lattice back soon.... the Tied Together will do! For now,lol
Lovely Stamp my new favourite at the minute, I have not used it with Gold yet but agree it looks elegant"
I will have my New Folders today can't wait for the Art Deco!
Nice to see you at top spot Pam! Take care
Love Marg

JESSIE said...


Lacelady said...

I like the black Sue - it doesn't have to be sombre at all, especially when teamed with gold. Beautiful bow to set it off too.

Congrats to Myra, she will love her card.

hotpotato said...

I love it Sue.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful elegant card, love using a little black cause as you say it makes other colours pop!
Congratulations to Myra on winning one of your beautiful cards
Lovely to see Pam at number 1 , thinking of you and sending hugs
Best wishes, Pat

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the colours and techniques used xx hazel

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Once again we start the day with another stunning card. I too love to use black on my cards but have to say that this card comes across as Navy and Taupe (at least on my computer) and have to say I love it! Congratulations to Myra and thanks again Sue for sharing this beautiful card with us. Do hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Micky French said...

Stunning, it's so elegant.
Congratulations Myra
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Stunning Card Sue!

I love everything about it, it's got so much elegance.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

foxyg said...

A beautiful elegant card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and Saturday Wilsonettes. (take two) why did my phone crash just as I was about to hit POST) grrr !
6.00 Pam, how lovely to see you in your rightful place, right at the top again : ) days will come and go, as will the tears, but we wont go anywhere. Always here for those bad days, and days when tears wont stop (that goes to ALL Wilsonettes that need a shoulder)
Congrats to Myra P on your Wednesday W.O.W talking of which, this is a W.O.W of all W.O.W's Sue. Its truely magnificent. I love to use black, black with gold,cream,white, and a touch of red for those oolala 'moments' get my meaning : ) I adore the folder but am totally useless at extending and thats on 8x8 cards so I must keep practising or using ribbon etc to hide my uselessness !
Well its heads down and whip out today, as lots of cards to get done as well as prototype invites !! Talking of which, try and enjoy your time with your Clair today Tina, Im sure you will look beautiful with your choice no mutton !!! : /
Hope all Wilsonettes have a lovely day whatever your plans. Stay healthy.
Lancashire Steph xx

Janet k said...

Loving the colour combination on this card, my order of the the hydrangea stamp and the labels 7 die arrived yesterday so I am having a go with them this weekend and I will try and do this card as well! So looking forward to the weekend, have a good one everyone love Janet k xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - you can count me in with the minority as I love black and gold/cream and today's card is really beautiful and elegant. Have a wonderful weekend, best wishes

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
Another WOW card for us today using my favourite embossing folder, I agree with you black really makes a card Pop, this card is so chic and elegant - I love it.
Congratulations Myra P you have won a beautiful card.
Have a great weekend, love Brenda xxx

Pam - lovely to see you up where you belong LOL

Pinky said...

Hi Sue.

I'm right with you on the black and gold - absolutely stunning almost regal!!

Have a good one!

Vicki x

Anne Crawford said...

Graceful Elegant and sophisticated Card just beautiful! And as it's my 70th birthday today I'm going to claim it for all us birthday WOW girls to share! Good to see you back in first place Pam, well done Myra and hope everyone has a lovely weekend xo

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the tied together folder. Use it a lot. Will read everyone's posts later. Take care, Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love this card. I think the colour combination is fantastic. I really do like black on a card and with the gold as well it is so elegant. I love the use of the mica powders for colouring in as well. Beautiful. Thank You.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love this card. I think the colour combination is fantastic. I really do like black on a card and with the gold as well it is so elegant. I love the use of the mica powders for colouring in as well. Beautiful. Thank You.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love this card. I think the colour combination is fantastic. I really do like black on a card and with the gold as well it is so elegant. I love the use of the mica powders for colouring in as well. Beautiful. Thank You.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

jane stillman said...

A gorgeous colour combination and design. Love black and gold. The bow is fab too. Congratulations to Myra on winning the card x

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card. I am like you I like to use black on my cards. Certainly makes everything else stand out. Kind regards Joanne K x

Debby Berry said...

Good morning,
I have been out in the garden doing the first of the winter. Lean up, I like the black,, lovely

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, I really love this card....everything about it is perfect. TFS
Trish x. (Hillside)

jo said...

stunning, I love black and gold together, so elegant

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, myself i like the look of black and any colour because it beings the other colour forward.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers. Lovely card this morning. Black and gold is a great combination.
Have a great weekend.
Sally x

3362 Jan said...

Morning Sue. A sunny one at that!!
This is such a stunning card,made me gasp out loud.

Just love those colour's together. A definite must try. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs. Jan. xx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty! I use a lot of black card myself to make things 'pop' but it's not always easy to find in shops! I was in a huge craft shop the other day (in fact, it has spread to two shops now) in Llandudno and there was no black card in there at all.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the black and gold together.
I've just received my Creative Expressions Project book vol 3 from Julia Watts.So many super projects. Great!
Veronique L

nattyboots said...

This card took my breath away , i cant begin to tell you how much i love it !
Superb !

Elaine H X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. I do like black on cards especial with the gold. Looks rich and elegant.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! This card is gorgeous !! I really love the black and gold together. It looks very classy and elegant. the labels seven and the Hydranga stamps look beautiful. The mica powders on the black card just look fab !! I really love the black bow and the stick pins are beautiful Sue !! The tied together background folder looks great but I just cannot get the hang of extending the pattern on a smaller folder. (brain fog is one of my biggest problems with this illness.) I say and do all kinds of silly daft things and people think I am mad !!
I love the new labels seven dies and stamps, but I love your new dies, stamps and embossing folders to Sue !!
I cannot afford everything and I cannot choose either !! I am stuck !! Thank you Sue for sharing this gorgeous card with us today. Sorry I did not comment yesterday but I was unwell.

Pam it is lovely to see you back at the top. I know it will take a long time but I do hope that things start to get a little better for you. Take care of yourself. Lots of love and a big hug from me to you, Pam. Love Tres x x x

Anne Crawford- wishing you a very Happy 70th birthday today. I hope you have a lovely day. Best wishes from Tres x x x

Tina. I am still thinking of you and hope you are ok. lots of love tres x x x

Lots of love to you Sue and all the Willsonettes love Tres x x x

Tres said...

Sorry, I forgot to say Congratulations to Myra on winning one of Sue's fabulous cards !!
Love Tres x x x

Planetsusie said...

This is really glorious Sue - it does look like navy and cream on my screen though. But I think both combinations would look great on this design. Beautiful.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Morning Sue, you're definitely not in the minority with these colours they're stunning together. The card is very classy looking. Well done to Myra on winning Wednesdays' card.

Brenda Hanlon said...
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Maggie said...

Hello Sue. What a stunning card. Love the touches of lilac with the gold and black. Would work well with a Sue Wilson embossing folder too! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
well I like black on cards to it does make them stand out and this card is amazing I love it stunning .. hugs sarah xx

Janice Wallace said...

Like so many, I also love using black on my cards. It's a great high lighter. This card is another lovely one too.
How nice to see you in your early morning spot, Pam. Keep checking in when you can.
Happy birthday to Anne. Have a great day.
Janice W

Susan White said...

Love the card today Sue - black and gold is one of my favourite colour combos! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Terry Owen said...

The more I see that embossing folder, the more I become convinced its a "need" :)
Beautiful card Sue, I love using black on my projects, so now all I need is the talent :D

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The colours go well together.
Congratulations to Myra on winning the card.
Its great to see you back Pam.
Happy Birthday to Anne Crawford. Hope you get spoilt rotten!

donna sherman said...

I LOLVE your cards!!! This color combo of gold and black is beautiful!!! And I definitely am falling in love with this embossing folder!!! Gorgeous card!!!

Anonymous said...

This is a stunning card. I think the gold and black combination is striking.

-Kathy Hogan

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
WOW! I've won a WOW !! I can't believe it. I'm thrilled and nearly speechless. That doesn't happen often - the speechless bit !!
Thank you so much Sue, I shall treasure it and give it pride of place!
Thanks everyone for your kind wishes.
Tina enjoy your day out to choose your special outfit. Hope you find something you really like.
Norah I had an Auntie like that , I adored her.
Anne , have a wonderful Birthday!
Pam great to see you back x
I love todays card and I think the hyacinth stamp set is one that would be so useful! Think it has moved up the list!
Love to everyone, from a rather dizzy, excited, Myra.

Craftycatty said...

The soft gold colours really work with the black.

Victoria said...

This really is a stunning card. I don't have a problem with black, but I'm always a bit anxious when I give a black card for a happy occasion! The tied together folder as always gives a lovely effect.

Jill Liddle said...

Love it, love it love it. My two bestest colours on one card. Fabulous.

Karen Drew said...

Black and Gold make a card look very sophisticated
Love the way it has been put together
Karen xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Totally agree Sue, the black just makes it pop and can finish a card nicely, love this one, I don't have the hydrangea stamps but do love the look if them, although I have just seen your new stamps to die for , and love the scenes so have to decide what to buy, I think most probably the latter. Well done Myra P you lucky lady, have a good day everyone. Xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Beautiful Sue. I'm in agreement, black and gold is an elegant combination. I certainly have no aversion to using black. Nothing else comes close (except perhaps navy blue) for making lighter colours stand out. It goes with everything. Have a great weekend!

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Elegant and so gorgeous. Love it.

Welcome back Pam.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Lesley Griffiths said...

I too think that black brings out the other colours in a card. the lovely hydrangeas make another stunning appearance today.

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, this is such a stunning card, and would send it to my most fav people.
Love the effect of small pearls on cards, and I also love the way black makes other colours pop.
Have a wonderful weekend.
X Ros

Jacquie said...

This is gorgeous Sue, love the design, colours and die, so beautiful.

Love the bit of Purple, really sets it off.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

June Horrocks said...

Thank you steph for your good wishes love June xxxx

terrie said...

Your card is very elegant and I like your stick pins just perfect for this card...
Well done Sue

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely Sue! xx

Jennifer Swandells said...

What an absolutely beautiful card today Sue. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

christine c said...

Hello Sue and everyone.
stunning card today Sue,
although on my screen it
looks black and white but
I am a fan of black card
so it wouldn,t matter to me
what colour you demoed your card
with cos I think black goes with
a lot of colours.
Pam glad to see you back on top
spot but I know you will still
be feeling very fragile so I,m
still sending you loving
thoughts x
Steph I do hope you are not
feeling too stressed today and
not chuckin anything out of
the window x
Norah I live in East Yorkshire x
hope everyone is well today.
From Christine c and Ella

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sus fantastic card,I also love using black and that soft gold card is stunning.

christine c said...

P S.well done to Myra on your
win. from Christine c,

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is so elegant, I too use black card quite a lot, thanks to you. I love the embossing and pearls and the bow is scrummy.
Pam good to see you back in your special place, Tina welcome back, hope you find the perfect outfit, love and warm hugs to you both.
Anne Crawford Happy 70th Birthday, have a lovely day.
Congratulations to Myra P on winning a Sue original, hope your voice has returned lol.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jennifer Swandells said...

What an absolutely beautiful card today Sue. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Marianna Hammer said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous. I really need these stamps and dies :)

TOB said...

Simply stunning. Love, love this card. hugs Theresa xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Today's Card is defiantly Tremendous, Superb, Beautiful, Awesome, Extremly Rich, and Opulent.
I So Love Black on my Cards and adding it with your Gold Card looks Just Stunning, I love this Embossing Folder I so wish it came in A4 format.
I Love what you have done with JustRite Label 7 Die and The Fabulous Hydrangea Stamp, I Truly Love your Awesome Stick Pins, The Fabulous Ribbon and Double Bow.
This Card like all your Cards would be a True Delight to receive.
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs from Sam x
To all you Wonderful Wilsonettes I do hope your well it's quite dull today but at least it's still dry, Congratulations to Myra P for winning The Stunning Wednesday Gift Card you lucky person!
Pam I'm Truly thrilled to see you back at top of the page. Take Care All. Hugs from Sam x

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Oh goodness what a beautiful and luxurious looking card so very elegant.
Congratulations to Myra, lovely to see you in No.1 spot Pam, take care. Tina I do hope you enjoy today you deserve a lovely day, I am sure you will find something to look so elegant.
Sending warm wishes and hugs to those who need one.
Margaret corgi owner

Joanna Sheen has blank hat pins should anyone need them.
Joanna will be taking off the reduction in price on Sue's dies shortly she says in her monthly newsletter so those that are wondering which ones to buy next, act soon!

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Stunning card using my all time favourite embossing folder.
Have a fantastic weekend

Patricia xx

lynda said...

Good afternoon Sue & all Wilsonettes
Sue this card is defently a WOW it's gorgeous I love the tied together folder also love using black card as a Matt it dose make it pop. The beautiful hydrangea stamp and what you have done with the lables 7 die is lovely,beautiful & stunning.
Love your awesome stick pins. ( I have made a few stick pins myself ) love & hugs Lynda Brock xx
Congratulations Myra P on winning a Sue original lucky lady x
Anne happy 70th birthday hope you have a brilliant day. Love Lynda.xx
Pam it was so lovely to see you again today & in your no 1 blog spot sending you love & hugs & you take care Lynda xx
Tina hope you are doing ok sending you love & hugs Lynda xx
Happy weekend to all you lovely Wilsonette ladies xx
See you all tomorrow xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful elegant card. Truly gorgeous. Love it all. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Janice K said...

I love monochrome cards and this one is beautiful with an air of elegance about it.x

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Hi Sue, Im with you as far as black and white cards are concerned, I think they look truly eklegant and this one is no exception.

pat s witney said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card today. I do love the gold and black together. I have the tied together embossing folder.

Sonia Jones said...

Well done Myra. Today's card is stunning. I love white on white but black on white is very effective too. Hugs Sonia x

magpie said...

Hi Sue and the Wilsonnettes! Oh w w w w w w wow Sue! It's jaw droppingly gorgeous. Black with gold is stunning. Love how you have coloured in the butterflies with mica powders. It is all over stunning! I've just made my friend, who is 60 in June, a card in her favourite colour of dark blue.... Oh Pam, it's so good to see you at the number 1 slot today! Thinking of you. Forgot to say Nancy, Happy belated 50th anniversary wishes!June, congratulations on your 56th anniversary too! 'P' wow, your aunty being 101. I can imagine she had some stories to tell like Norah's does. Norah, what a wonderful aunty. I was a carer for elderly people and the things they used to tell you, what they got up too. They are wonderful and I loved it! Anne, happy 70th birthday. Have a wonderful day! Well done Myra on winning the card giveaway! Your excitement will overflow to the end of time! Congratulations! Sending love and hugs to our family of Wilsonettes. Whatever our worries we know we have friends here to help us. Have a great weekend and "thank you" Sue for your inspiration! xx Love Karen xx

Janice Robinson said...

Very elegant looking card,love the embossed background.

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today - the gold and black is so elegant. I like it even more because I have all the elements to replicate my version, so will have a go later this evening.
Sheila x

weefortune said...

Hi Sue stunning card, black and gold is so beautiful. Elaine x

Crisco said...

Gorgeous card ... I love everything about it.

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
A stunning card today and so very elegant.
Black on cards is a winner with me.
Amanda x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love black card it really makes the image pop out the card.
Congratulations to Myra on winning a piece of Sue art.

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card as usual this is one of my
favourite embossing folders I use it a lot.
Nancyd xx

Laura O said...

another fantastic card ,love the wide ribbon and the double bow ,Laura O

nzillingworth said...


nannapat said...

Stunning card Sue, black and gold is so very elegant. I use the tied together folder a lot because it always looks beautiful. Congrats to Myra. Pat x

Debra Denman said...

Hi Sue. And all the lovely crafters.
Elegant card love the whole of it I do like the back ground.
I hope your all having a lovely wknd. I have my daughter and granddaughter visiting. So having a lovely time
Debra x

Debra Denman said...

Hi Sue. And all the lovely crafters.
Elegant card love the whole of it I do like the back ground.
I hope your all having a lovely wknd. I have my daughter and granddaughter visiting. So having a lovely time
Debra x

Chris Curry said...

I love the simple elegance of this card. I agree that black helps to make everything pop. Beautiful.

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Stunning card - colour scheme just perfect.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
i love the tied together folder. Must remind myself to use mine more also love black and gold.
irene Allen

Joanna Dickson said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue.
Lots of love, Jo xx

Paper Junkie said...

Black and gold does it for me and this card is a stunner Sue. The tied together folder just makes it. I've just bought some lovely buttons very similar to the one you've used so I am going to give this go!

Ayelet Barkay said...

Beautiful card!
Love the great background embossing.

Jackie Meechan said...

Yes I love the black and cream its gorgeous and so elegant looking.


AngieD said...

I love this card Sue and I agree I think the black accentuates the other prime colour in a way that nothing else does. It's gorgeous and I am going to try a variation on your (I just can't 'copy' anything,I use your designs as a springboard for new ideas).
Thanks for the inspiration Anne x

AngieD said...

I love this card Sue and I agree I think the black accentuates the other prime colour in a way that nothing else does. It's gorgeous and I am going to try a variation on your (I just can't 'copy' anything,I use your designs as a springboard for new ideas).
Thanks for the inspiration Anne x

Vick said...

Well Sue you know me only too well and know I just lurve black and especially on cards it looks so classy, elegant and sophisticated, this card is no different and I love it, with a passion, hugs to you lovely lady speak again real soon, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

kathy mcmaster said...

Hi sue

Breathtaking card.


Tracy Stitt said...

Evening sue an crafty crew. I loooove it. Stunningly elegant and who wouldn't love it. Nice to see u back pam on the top spot where u belong!
Congrats to Myra on ur win lucky lady.
And Nora u are a right hoot I'm always in bloody stitches at ur posts ur aunt sounds hilarious and I can just picture the scene but I know other people who would probably do the same thing! Lol

Maureen Bleay said...

Sue this is a real classy card. Love the effects all round and would be so glad top receive a card like this. Good luck and keep up the great work Hugs Maureen

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous card.Love all the finishing touches.
Helen Bx

samantha wade said...

Wonderful card, i like your use of different colours, we don't want the same every day,
Please to see Pam back at top spot.
Saw Julia today demoing she is lovely, and using your lovely new dies, what a treat.
xx sam

jj126 said...

I've just bought this embossing folder after seeing it used on your stunning cards,love this one,gorgeous x

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sue for the inspiration and the beauty!!!!

Alice G said...

A very sumptuous card. Love the colour combo!

Alice xx

Nuttynanny said...

Love the colours of this card, have to admit I don't use black card a lot, but looks really good with cream.


Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, fantastic classy gold and black card love how you've used the mica powders to colour in the butterflies, and your wonderful tied together EF , the bow and dazzler complete the design beautifully.
Jean D xx

heather harrison said...

Hi sue a long late night at work. Love the card. I really like the black. Thanks for sharing. Xox

Sandy H said...

Lovely, elegant card. Looks like navy blue on my screen.

AnneRD said...

One of my favourite embossing folders Sue, lovely colour combination. Anne x

Jane said...

I don't no what happened yesterday but i didn't post and it such a beautiful card .

Jane xx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
love this card - the embossing folder is so classy.

Margaret O

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card i have been using this stamp today!!! lol
crafty Hugs
Helen Terry

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