Friday, 14 March 2014

True Friends

 Hello my blog family!  Today's verse says it all for me where friends are concerned.  Today's offering was done in lavender and gold (even though the beads on my stick pins look blue, they are lavender). I started with the Butterfly Kisses background stamp by Justrite and I inked it with a piece of cut 'n dry foam and our Flake and Glitter glue.  I stamped it on to lavender card and let it sit while I cleaned the glue off my stamp.  Once the glue has gone clear, I gilded it with Mulled Wine Gilding flakes.  Next I covered the piece with a sticky adhesive sheet, peeled the backing paper off and covered it with Iced Snow (Fire and Ice Technique)  I cut a border from my Lattice Bow die set and added it to the left with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.  I stamped the sentiment from the Friendship Vintage Labels Seven set by Justrite and embossed it in gold.  I cut it out with the matching label shape and inked through the die lightly with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink.  I cut another on in soft gold card and cut in in half to mount as a shadow behind my sentiment.  I tied a messy bow out of mauve seam binding, added a bow out of gold cord then topped it with a satin ribbon rose (these are already made and sold by CR EXP).  I made two fancy stick pins from beads in my stash.  Creative Expressions sells the blank pins for these and you can attach the beads with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Lacquer or Glossy Accents.  I finished the card by piercing my lavender mat, then adding a thin mat of soft gold card and a final lavender mat.  Finished dimensions are 6" x 7" in size.  All for now, Sue x
















187 comments:

Vick said...

Morning Sue,
WOW I love this look its so rich looking, my stamps finally came and this background stamp is even more beautiful in real life have a great day lovely lady, Vick x
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Pam said...

superb card from a suoerb person for a suoerb blog, Thank you for all your kindness everyone

Heather Rogers said...

Simply gorgeous and the sentiment says it all.
Have a great day Sue.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning,
I really like the roses, very chic. Great way to start Friday,

Hazel said...

Beautiful card with a wonderful sentiment that sums up what friendship is all about. Have a lovely weekend Sue what ever you are doing. Hazel x

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue wow what a great card i love using gilding flakes they always look so classy. I live the verse you have chosen. Its all so beautiful. Take care xx

Debs A

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, this card is sooooo good, I love it and you are so brilliant, thank you for sharing it with us all, I'll have to try it out.

The colours and combination of shapes is marvellous.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, it is a very beautiful card, lovely verse. Have a good weekend,take care all Kitty

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. As you said the verse says it all its beautiful as is the card. I think it looks very rich and classy with the flakes on it. I love that boarder of your bow dies i find myself using it loads.
Best Wishes
Denise x

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue,today's card is exquisite and the sentiment just perfect!Thank you for yesterday's video, I really enjoyed watching it.Hugs,
Maggie x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous card, love the sentiment. I think I need the lattice bow set as well. Bx

Annie said...

Very striking card. Love the pins and the rose. Happy Friday everyone!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

The first comment said my first thought.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the background pins roses and cord must try this card out thank you for sharing your ideas with us crafters can not wait to see what you have Instore for us thank you Tracy w x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A truly beautiful sentiment on a gorgeous card. I have this butterfly background stamp and it is stunning! Love the fire and ice technique. Love to Pam. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel Taylor said...

A stunning card and a beautiful sentiment ,
Crafty hugs Rachel x

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers, great card .love the colours and the sentiment . Have a great day. Sally x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Beautiful card and the verse says it all, I love it. Sue xxx

Eemeli said...

Morning Sue. I totally LOVE that gold embossing! It looks stunning!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the gilding flakes and glitter together such an opulent look. Brilliant - thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A simply gorgeous card, loving the gilding flake used and the beautiful sentiment. I wish the lavender showed up, on my laptop it looks white. The hatpins are gorgeous, I have received some of the blanks, now I just need to find all my beads and pearls haha.
Lots of love from Patricia.

Dearest Pam, Lovely to see you on the Blog again, huge hugs and lots of love to you from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! Where do I start? Today's card is beautiful from the background to the pin. I love your fire and ice tecnique it always looks amazing. I am always using your bow set of dies since buying them there are so many different ways of using each individual die. The sentiment says it all and the pin is so pretty, you use such fabulous beads and findings.
Pam it is lovely to see you on the blog this morning. Brenda I love 'You Tube' you will find loads of video's from Sue, Creative Expressions and a whole host of different people. Sending hugs to everyone that needs one.
Hugs x
Heather T

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
I love the pins, they look fabulous and just put that special 'Sue spin' on the card. x
Gorgeous as always.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love it - great background, lattice border and fabulous hatpins. Foggy here today but it will clear to be a lovely day they say - 17C! crafty time later hopefully!
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, very opulent. Like the strip from the bows set and the shadow on the sentiment label - use that idea a lot now.

Hi Pam, good to see you in your usual (almost!) spot - we've missed you.

'P' in Wales

Karen Stafford said...

What a super rich and opulent card today. Filigree bow finally in stock so ordered to complete the set! Have a great weekend. We're celebrating my Mum's 80th Birthday so will be a busy one for me! xx

Karen Stafford said...

What a super rich and opulent card today. Filigree bow finally in stock so ordered to complete the set! Have a great weekend. We're celebrating my Mum's 80th Birthday so will be a busy one for me! xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Pam you are welcome.
The card is so stunning I love the back ground and the verse is such a lovely one as you say to a friend .. BRILLIANT .. hugs sarah xxx

Rose in Chester said...

WOW Sue,
this card is opulent - the fire and ice technique is truly spectacular. Love the background and construction of the card (and of course, your hatpins).
Thank you for sharing.

Good to see that Pam is back - it will get easier, I promise.

Hugs, Rose

Crisco said...

Absolutely gorgeous ... stunning stick pins!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. The sentiment is perfect and the card brilliant. Have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Nanny Jo said...

WOW!!! Who wouldn't love to receive this card in the post! Magnificent, Sue! Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the gold on this card.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue.

Jane said...

I Love today's card so delicate and sparkle just divine.

Jane xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, what a beautiful card, so many techniques shared and the sentiment is so true. Nice to see a comment from Pam x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, wow what a stunner, absolutely brilliant. Love gilding flakes, even when they have a mind of their own . Lol lynne m x x
Pam great to see you back on the blog x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A very rich and opulent card and I love the verse.
Sending hugs to Pam.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card I love gilding flakes and the sentiment stamp is gorgeous love Jean Z xxx

TOB said...

This card is so rich its gorgeous. Love the technique and a beautiful sentiment. Hugs Theresa x

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous Sparkly Card! Just what we need up here in Wester -Ross as it is really wet and wild, to cheer us up.love the stick pins they are exquisite ! Welcome back Pam xo

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, beautiful bright card to match a beauitiful bright sunny day here in Grimsby. Love everything about the card. Have a great weekend.

Lots of love
June
xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue ... happy crafting x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Such a pretty card, I like it very much. I have just bought some of the soft gold card and it's lovely card.
Gail Cx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Beautiful design and wonderful sentiment but lavender/lilac and gold is not doing it for me Im afraid. Love the beaded pins though.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Joanne K said...

Wow, absolutely stunning card today. Thanks Sue. Gorgeous colours and yes I agree its a lovely verse. Have a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card, love the gold and gorgeous rose...very opulent! Hugs Carole Z xx

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Beautiful, classic, elegant. Got the stamps just recently and didn't use them yet so out they will come tomorrow. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift is so very special as it has the sentiment that says all about friendship. I love the format and the colour scheme of course but as I say today's words have the top spot. Your true friends always come to the fore when you are in the very depths and I'm sure that many of us have been there. Today is the 22nd anniversary of the death of my Granddaughter - she would be 26 now. Thinking of all of you.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Joan D said...

A very rich and sumptuous card. Colours are stunning x x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful sentiment and card, love the hint of mauve from the bow too.
Donna Jones

sued99 said...

Lovely background and the flowers are just beautiful.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning card, love it all.
Keep forgetting to use the ribbon border on its own
Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and the colours are so different - would never have thought to put these two together love it - love it - love it.
Marie- Durham

auscrafts said...

wow!!! this is a rich looking card ,gorgeous

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Beautiful and stunning card. Love everything about it.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely sentiment, a card for a true friend

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card very rich and opulent love your stick pins wish I knew where we can buy them they are so elegant.

Pam thinking of you and sending love and BIG gentle hugsxx

Very misty here this morning hopefully means a sunny day later fingers x'd enjoy your weekend everyone.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue beautiful rich looking card with a great sentiment
Denise X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very opulent card which could also be a great golden wedding card. Love the sentiment - so true. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card today, love everything about it. Your pins are beautiful - I have the blanks but boy oh boy, do I wish I had a stash like yours for the beads!!! Need to go on a hunt to find some interesting and lovely beads.
Pam, great to see you back, hope things are getting a little easier, I know it will be very hard. Love Alison xx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card today, the background technique has so much texture, I love it!
What a beautiful verse too, I must have missed these stamps.
Crafty hugs
Sandra xx

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Stunning card. I tried ice snow last night on a justrite background stamp. Although it looks pretty you can't see the pattern at all, so I don't know what I've fine wrong. Maybe I need to try again with a less dense pattern. X

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the background and the verse is beautiful.
Marion H

Alison Couchman said...

Lovely card - spoilt slightly by bloomin' computer as the lavender isn't showing up except in the bow. Must have a go at adding shadow to the die cut by cutting a second in half - it works brilliantly. Hope everyone has as good a weekend as they can.
Alison

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow, stunning card, love that technique and the sentiment is lovely. Love Jean xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful elegant card. The Lattice Bow border works beautifully with it.

Dear Pam, I am so glad to see that you are up to looking at Sues lovely card today.
Still very thick fog here, drive carefully everyone. Take care.

Anonymous said...

SUEperb card today such a beautiful verse deserves "front page". The hatpins are a favourite too. Mabex

karenlotty said...

Very opulent I tend to use flakes on black but I love the effect you've created on a soft colour Love it!

nuttinanni said...

Very ornate crdthat tivks a lot of boxes for me. hugs Cheryl xxx

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue this card is so beautiful fit for a queen so rich thank you for sharing love always June xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card any chance you can show your DIY stick pins on your next show
whopperjaw

Aspiring crafter said...

Sue-a simply stunning card!!
Everything about it -imagine receiving this -would be such a joy!
Thank you Sue for showing us and showing us HOW!
Have a great weekend
XxRuth
Pam -love to youxxx
Janet -thinking of you on today alsoxx

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous card and what a lovely sentiment.
This card would look beautiful in other rich colours too.
Best Wishes
Lesley S
West Sussex

hollyberry said...

An amazing card today very elegant and I do love that background stamp.
Great to hear from you Pam-all our love and thoughts are with you.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and all my fellow Wilsonettes,
What a beautiful card Sue but i will just have to take your word on the lilac part as it is just coming out white on my screen. The words are oh so true and so apt. Another beauty to add to your probably over flowing box of delights.
It is lovely to see Pam's name here again even if it is just briefly, it is so nice. But where is Cameeli? It is so strange seeing top of the leader board and not having her there. I wonder how many of us switch on the computer and the first thing they do is open up Particraft from their favourites folder? I know that it doesn't matter when i am able to go on the computer, this is my first stop. Can i say you are in with the tablets Sue as a must.
Karen (Stafford) i hope that your mum has a lovely time with her family this weekend on such a milestone birthday. Enjoy your special time with her and many happy returns to her.
Janet(Ecco), please have lovely memories of your granddaughter, not regretful ones. I lost my twin when we were 20 and still miss him every day 27 years on. I am trying not to hold onto the anger that i have for the drunken army officer who was driving but it is hard. I talk to him and my "daddy" on a regular basis because they are never far away, i just can't see them. I tell my children what he was like, as he loved children and the loving side of him came out whenever there was a child or animal around. I love all these bits about him but i still remember what a pain in the utmost he could be as well which was most of the time. If you couldn't hear him, he was up to something, you can better your last penny on it.
I love seeing where all the Wilsonettes are from as i can imagine or in some cases visualize the places as being there as a child on holiday going through them in my dad's caravanette as we traveled around. It raised the ultimate question of course that every child in the land has asked, "are we there yet" or "when will be there". Happy days of youth spent waking up at different places each day.
Back to present day and it is a horrible day out there, i hope you have better weather wherever you are today. Me, i'm going back to the different places that i loved as a child, so see you all tomorrow hopefully,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Thick Fog again in Bristol but clearing off by lunch to be Sunny!
Sue! I really enjoyed yesterday's Video and have tried the stamp but not as good as you!
Love todays card and the sentiment is so caring, and so useful!
Pam good to see you near the TOP!
Take care
Love Marg

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the colours xx hazel

Lacelady said...

Another stunner Sue, and inspired use of your bow die!

nattyboots said...

WOW
such a rich looking card , i love it !
Elaine H X

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.
Oh I love gilding flakes. Beautiful card.
Love Val x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card, the fire and ice technique is stunning. The sentiment is so appropriate for friends, which I believe we have all become, we may never meet, but we still support each other whenever we need to Take care, Jess xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue, Hi Everyone,
What a stunning card! I have never put liac/ lavender with gold before , always silver or white! Just shows what I know !! I love the large stamp and particularly like the sentiment. Bow and hat pins - always love those!

Pam - great to see you back this morning! Still thinking about you and sending love. You'll have good days and bad days but gradually the really bad days get fewer.

Happy 80th Birthday to Karen's Mum! Trust you all have a great day!

Janet thinking of you today too! That is a hard cross to bear. Sending love to you too.

Steph, don't think you posted yesterday! Trust you ok and didn't overdo things the other day.
Love to all.
Myra

Ayelet Barkay said...

Lovely card.
Gold is not my favorite color but I love the bow with the flower and pins :)

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Simply stunning card, and the sentiment says it all
Hugs
Carol x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fabulous card, and the sentiment is perfect for friends.
Love it.
Lydia
X

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, I love this rich opulent card, the fire and ice technique is stunning. The verse is so true and apt.
Dear Pam it is so good to see you back here today, love and hugs to you. Janet (Echo) thinking of you.
Norah you are a treasure, hugs to you and as you ask where is Cameeli'.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

snowqueen62 said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Another beautiful card with a beautiful sentiment.
Good to see Pam there earlier - keep strong!
Hugs to all Sue C x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good Morning Sue and all the crafty crew!! Sorry I am late today earliy mongn fire inspection, so just a few minutes to drop in.
I cannot put into words how much I love this card, and the colour comination,it has to be my favourite so far, and I love the sentiment. The secret garden just makes it perfect for me.

Pam, glad you popped in today, whenever I am lost or very sad, I often turn to writings of Philosopher "Rabindranath Tagore" I find his wisdom in all things most comforting and uplifting and hope you may find his words a comfort too.

Peace my heart... Peace, my heart, let the time for the parting be sweet. Let it not be a death but completeness. Let love melt into memory and pain into songs. Let the flight through the sky end in the folding of the wings over the nest. Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night. Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a moment, and say your last words in silence. I bow to you and hold up my lamp to light you on your way.

Deborah congratulations on becoming a grandmother!!

Whatever your are all doing today spare a thought for all our bloggers happy or sad and find joy in the sunshine, the spring flowers, and birdsong. Have a lovely day and a great weekend!!
See you all tomorrow
Cameeli xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Can just make out that the shadow round the die has been done in lavender. The sentiment is so apt. Just shows that a sentiment is all you need sometimes. It's foggy here in Witney Oxfordshire as well today. Hope it brightens up later today. Yes Norah, where is Cameeli today. Hugs to Pam, nice to see you here today. Thanks for fixing the video Sue I shall watch it later.

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, This is a beautiful card, and I have now done the fire and ice tec, I can visualise it. I must get this large stamp when I get home.
X Ros

nancyd said...

Morning Sue and all the bloggers my laptop in
laptop hospital at moment hope to get it home
Over weekend couldn't get video to come up
yesterday so about to try again am on tablet
By the way so wish me luck.
Sue todays card is gorgeous and today is our
Golden Wedding Anniversary so it is so appropiatee. Glad to see Pam back on sending
You all our love and good wishes Pam to you
and your family.
Nancyd xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. I hope you have someone truly wonderful in your life to give this card to. It is a lovely sentiment and that ribbon rose is special. Just like you! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Brenda Hanlon said...

Stunning card, very regal looking . I've not tried the fire and ice technique before but it's a must now after seeing this card.

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW what a stunning card. As Myra said I also think of Lilac/lavender with white or silver - you have opened my eyes yet again Sue, thank you. The sentiments is lovely.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Pam - lovely to see you up there, just take it a day at a time LOL
Janet (Ecco) thinking of you.
Nora - thinking of you also. Hope your weather improves. Down here in SW London the sun is so bright and warm - wish I could share it with you!

Crafty hugs to anyone who feels they need them

Marleine said...


Hiy Sue,

What a beautiful WOW card. Love the techniques. The words are lovely. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely stunning. Beautiful card in every way. Thank You.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

nannapat said...

I must buy some of the mulled wine flakes, the colour is fabulous. Such a sumptuous looking card Sue, a lovely design. Thank you. Pat x

SusanP, Kent said...

Love the sentiment. The gilding flakes look great on their own, but adding the iced snow really sparkles them up!
Sue

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, rich looking card Sue, with a very special sentiment. I must invest in some of that Iced Snow, it's beautiful.
ValC xx

Micky French said...

absolutely stunning, the colours are gorgeous and the sentiment is lovely.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Terry Owen said...

Oh goodness, that is absolutely beautiful :)

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness this is soooo gorgeous Sue. I soooooo love this one.
Hope you´ll have a great week-end ahead now.

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue. I love the gilding flakes. So effective. I know I say it a lot but u are such a clever lady.
Hope you have a fab weekend
Lots of love, Jo xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card as always, very feminine one today, missed commenting yesterday as had a very rare day off and we went off for the day doing bits and pieces that kept getting put off and was so tired when I came in, but it seems I missed a stunner, loved it! Kraft cRd is ace..lol... Take care all and see you tomorrow xx

Stephanie said...

Simply stunning! Love the sentiment

CraftyJo said...

Fabulous verse - so very true.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue what a great card, I am excited as I have the background stamp and some ice, one of your new borders and I bought a new tub of your gilding flakes at SECC, so with the exception of the pin - note to self GET THEM - I am ready to go. Must get some food shopping first or we will starve - been in for a few days with chesty thingymaboab. That's a new word for our friends North of the Border.

Cameelie what a stunning verse I hope you dont mind that I copied it. My Mum used to say beautiful words in a card were worth far more than a present. Sorry if I haven't spelt your name properly.

Love to all who need it and for everyone else as well.

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

rachel said...

this looks amazing - that fire and ice technique is one I will have to try - will have a look out there to see if its about anywhere - fabulous idea xx beautiful card xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue "WOW WOW WOW"
I Truly Love today's Card, I Love The Butterfly Kisses Stamp (I do believe that was the name of it) Using The Fantastic Awesome Mulled Wine Gilding Flakes (great names for The Gilding Flakes) I so Love The Iced Snow effect it's just So Pretty and those Stick Pins I've got to have some I don't think mine would quite turn out as Tremendous as yours though! The Sentiment is so Beautiful for an extremely Special Friend, I of course LOVE The Lattice Border from "The Lattice Bow Set" as this is the one I was Lucky enough to be the winner of when you first launched your
"Awesome Dies".
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs from Sam x
To All The Wonderful Wilsonettes, I hope you're fine this wonderful day, Pam I'm sending special Hugs.
To you all Take Great Care. Hugs from Sam x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. So rich looking with the gilding flakes and gold flower. I love your fire & ice technique and must try it myself.

Helen Barker said...

Stunning card,love the sentiment really defines what a true friend is.The pins are lovely too.
Helen Bx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card and I love the gold and lilac together. What a beautiful sentiment too...all set off with the gold flower and beautiful stick pin.

Love Sheila xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Just a stunning card lovely colours and the most beautiful sentiment stamp love it. x
crafty hugs
Helen Terry
xxx

ruth jamieson said...

what a beautiful card love it all oh you are so talented
Hugs Ruth

Sonia Jones said...

I love this card its stunning. Hugs Sonia x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the fire and ice, I am beginning to love my gilding flakes too!!
Love and hugs to Pam, Janet, Norah and anyone else who needs one
Best wishes, Pat

Debra Denman said...

Thank you

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
I would never have put lavender and gold together but they look really lovely.
Low cloud and chilly here in my part of the Yorkshire Dales today.
Hope tomorrow is better as a friend is celebrating her birthday and four of us are going by train to Carlisle on the Settle - Carlisle Railway.

Hugs
Margaret O
xxx

Debra Denman said...

Morning Sue.
In a word stunning.
I do like this card Sue another one for me to try. Keep them coming. Thank you for all theses beautiful cards.
The fog is lifting thankfully. At stour head with work for the day. Just having a cuppa. Enjoy your day
Debra x

Jill Liddle said...

Anything that sparkles always catches my eye and this card is no exception. Love it.

Suebak said...

A delightfully opulent card. Thank you.
Susan x

weefortune said...

Stunning card today and the words too, have a great day Elaine x

gwen70 said...

wow this is so stunning, beautiful sentiment, I love it

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely lovely lovely I love this card, The hat pins are slowly going on all your cards lol you must be starting to love them too, you need to show us how to do them, have a beautiful weekend sue and all the crafter's out there,,, crafty hugs Julie xxx

magpie said...

Hi Sue and all the Wilsonettes! Ooooo Sue.....gorgeous! What beautiful stamps and how heartfelt is the verse. Too true and so say all of us! I love the Mulled Wine gilding flakes too, just stunning. Thank you for the news about where to get the pins from CE. Will have to go shopping to get some beads....Oh Pam, nice to see you today. Thinking of you and sending love and hugs. Also to Norah, Janet, Tina and June. Get better soon Lorraine. Cameeli, like everyone else was worried about where you were, good to see you.....What a beautiful poem too. Hope it heals and touches a few of us who are going through hard times. Good luck everyone in the draw tomorrow! Take care and God bless xx Love Karen xx

terrie said...

Such a beautiful card..I like the color combo of the gold and lavender together...
Well done Sue

TDQ Karen said...

Very late today but love the card, Really like the fire and ice technique. Xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

Beautiful and exclusive card! I absolutely love it.

Vie Carter said...

Just Beautiful

Vie
x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the sentiment.

Emily said...

Lovely card, Sue. Pretty colors.

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Such a beautiful verse which says everything about friendships. I love the use of gilding flakes on this card and it has given me the courage to have a go this afternoon. Those roses are great if you don't have a lot of time but I do prefer the ones which you make with the ribbon. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Pauline A x

jane stillman said...

My oh my this is truly fabulous, gorgeous sentiment too. Have a fab weekend Sue and everyone x x

Janice Wallace said...

I would never have thought of lilac and gold, bit it looks lovely. I really like that sentiment stamp, I have a few close friends this applies to perfectly.
Cheers
Janice W

Susan White said...

Lovely sentiment, but not sure of the colour combination today for me personally. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

kathy mcmaster said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful card, i love using guilding flakes.

best wishes
kathy

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Cathy Davidson said...

Oh Sue What a lovely card, all the elements just fit it so well,
Have a lovely day
Cathy

samantha wade said...

hi, beautiful card, so elegant, and my favourite glitter,love your pins.
Pleased to see Pam, i don't always read everybody's post, but with Pam being first, i always see her, was sad to read her news and was thinking, we all have spare cards and it might be nice to send a card to those few people on this blog who are sad.A pretty sue inspired card to let you know we are thinking of you, i would like to send Pam a card if she would like one, not sure how to do it, but see what you think,
xx sam

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
YES I AM BLESSED WITH TRUE CRAFTY FRIENDS. WHAT A WONDERFUL LOT YOU ALL ARE.
YET ANOTHER MAGNIFICENT CARD. LOVE THOSE STICK PINS.
I THINK I AM GOING TO HAVE TO GIVE IN AND BUY YOUR RULER. LOL
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
Late for me today!
A WOW card for a Friday. Beautiful Fire & Ice - gilding & glitter - a must try!
Also a wonderful sentiment that sums up what friendship is all about!!
Enjoy the sunshine, the birds singing & hope everyone has a lovely weekend.
Sheila x

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Wow this is so elegant and classy. You have such a talent . Thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend. Hugs. Jan.xx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful and luxurious card so rich looking and the verse is wonderful it says so much too. Thank you so much for the information about the pins, great news!
Cameeli such a beautiful poem you have shared with us all the words say so much, thank you.
Pam lovely to see you leaving a message today, I do hope you are growing in courage to face each day at present, you are in my thoughts.
Janet (Ecco) Thinking of you today, I don't think you ever get over such a loss but in time you do learn to live with that loss, and find courage and understanding from the most unlikely sources I know I have.
Congratulations to Deborah on joining the grandparents club.
Sending warm wishes and hugs to those who need one including Tina.
Margaret corgi owner.

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card as usual. I would love to be inside your head just for a little while to scoop up some ideas.

June x

lynda said...

Hi Sue & all the lovely Wilsonettes .
Sue this is a truly beautiful card today loving the background gilding flakes & glitter & your stick pins all gorgeous .love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Janet ( Ecco) my thoughts are with you today xx
Pam it was lovely to see you again today sending you Big Hugs & love take care xx
Cameeli such lovely words from you " Pease my heart "
Hope Pam found comfort from them xx
Steph hope your well missed you yesterday xx

Sending love & hugs to all who need them.xx

camelot67 said...

Good Afternoon Sue,

Once again another stunning card and so beautifully put together. Have to agree with Ginger (a fellow "Sheenie") lilac and gold look fabulous together. Thank you for sharing this with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Stunning card love the gilding flakes. The verse is superb.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Maggie said...

A very sparkly card Sue beautiful!

MaggieH

Jennifer Swandells said...

I really love this card Sue, it is so rich looking and I would love to have this one sitting on my table. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Jane Castle said...

Beautiful card and what a lovely verse. The pins are a great idea so that you can match with your own colour scheme. Jane x

Pinky said...

Hi Sue.

Today's card is beautiful and looks so extravagant!! The fire and ice technique makes a gorgeous background with that stamp.

Only just managed to see yesterday's card and video and I love the contrast of the white embossing and the craft card - very classy indeed! Think that I will try and make a similar one for my friend who's just had her hip replaced! Vicki x

Pauline99 said...


Hi sue,

Beautiful card today as always. I'm loving the guilding effect and this is one I've never tired so I must give this a go very soon.

Love following your posts everyday even if I don't always get the time to comments I'm here keeping up with your amazing demos.

All the best Pauline ( freedom99)

sonia said...

Hi. Wow another beauty. Love the technique with the guilding flakes and iced snow. Beautiful xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful, gorgeous gilding and lovely rose.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue, fianlly got a few quiet minutes and watched yesterday's video, totally awesome, great techniques, all in my very own masterclass thank you.

Steph hope you are ok?
Cameeli xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, well the sentiment couldn't have been more apt as I have had friends over today for a crafting day. very nice card, love from Jackie D

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the lavender & gold together and the rose & bow are gorgeous.

Good to see you popping in Pam, you are missed.

Frances

SHARICA said...

WOW I love this card .. Awesome :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and Wonderful Wilsonettes. Everytime I clicked to load yesterdays video, not only did it not load but your blog totally downloaded !! I tried 3 times and 3 times it went 'poof' into cyber space !
Today is NO better, im not sure what Im throwing threw the window first - our daughter, the computer or the invites ! Eeebygum am I fed up of trying or what ?!
Sue, todays card is beyond beautiful, its exquiset, stunning and delightful, and those words - well, if I could send a card with those words then Id send one to you Sue for all you have done for me and your continuing friendly support, and to each of you lovely ladies here.
Pam, how lovely to see you slowely coming home, I also think of you so often so much my love. Tina my continuing thoughts to you also dearest friend, Karen Im thinking of you. I dont know what a lot of us would do without Sue and her blog. Sending gentle cuddles today with painful memories and thoughts, and to those celebrating, have a happy day.
Love to all.
Lancashire Steph xcc

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

WOW. Such a lovely card. Love it.

Have a good weekend everybody.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Victoria said...

I love this card. It's sumptuous and looks so expensive. The sentiment manages to convey such a lot in a few words. Lovely.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

Love the background, it's stunning.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Jan Sharp said...

Sue, another stunning card. I really must try the gilding flakes. I have so much to catch up on!!
Lovely to read all the uplifting comments. I do love this family. Take care all and have a lovely weekend.
Jan (from Rotherham-guess you didn't hang about for long here, Norah!!!)

cats said...

Gorgeous!! Just bought some Iced Snow.I know I'm a bit slow getting it :)...Christine xx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. The sentiment is so apt.
Luv
Karen xx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. The sentiment is so apt.
Luv
Karen xx

Pamela said...

Love the background on this card Sue its so blingy

Janice K said...

A stunning card with an amazing verse. Love the fire and ice technique, it's so effective.x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this card is gorgeous card. I have some catching up to do. Love Jackie

christine c said...

hello sue and everyone.
absolutely stunning card
today sue, love the colours.
hope everyone has been ok today.
from Christine c and ella

Craftycatty said...

The iced snow works a treat. Love the card

heather harrison said...

Aw!.. after a long day at work its lovely to come home and see a beautiful card. Love the colours Sue. Hope your day has been good. Take care. Hugs x Heather.

LoraineC said...

Stunning card Sue, thanks x

Jackie Meechan said...

Yet another gorgeous card Sue. Love it.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

BlueRose said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the way you used the gold.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love the lavender and gold together , along with the fire and ice beautiful. Fabulous stick pins !! Just a lovely card to end the week thanks Sue.
Happy golden wedding anniversary to Nancy d hope you had a lovely day.
Love and hugs to you Sue and everyone
Hugs
Jean D xx

Cheryl Wright said...

WOW, this is stunning!!!

Laura O said...

wow this is fab so elegant.Laura O

Sandy H said...

Exquisite card - every element is beautiful. Must try to get some blank stick pins.

Jacquie said...

This is fabulous Sue. Love the design and colours used.

Love & Hugs

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

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Love the sentiment Sue, the card looks truly lush.

Anonymous said...

Beutiful card as usual Sue. I am awaiting for my 3d bow dies of yours i ordered. Finally found them back in stock. Horray.
love
irene Allen

Nuttynanny said...

This card is just gorgeus, so much colour and texture, you never cease to amaze me.

Eileen

ladyweir said...

Gorgeous card Sue I really do like the fire and ice technique and I bet it looks even better in real life. xx

ladyweir said...

Gorgeous card Sue I really do like the fire and ice technique and I bet it looks even better in real life. xx

Rachel V said...

Gorgeous card thank you for showing the fire and ice technique on c&c today can't wait to have a go x