Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello all!  Another Wednesday has rolled around and time again for a card giveaway.  Today's card features my Paved Pearl technique, which, it seems, I haven't done in ages so thought it might be a nice choice.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and the Tufted background stamp by Justrite.  I "inked" the stamp with Flake and Glitter glue by dabbing it with some glue added to a piece of cut 'n dry foam.  Once the stamp was completely covered (it will have a bit of a bluish white look to it), I stamped it by bringing the card to the top of the stamp and pressing over it with my hand.  Two reasons for this, first it is far easier to do this method with larger stamps and you are certain that all the areas come in contact with your card.  Secondly, when using Flake and Glitter glue, you do not want to linger too long, after all it is a glue and your card will stick to the stamp if you do.  This method is actually a much quicker way to stamp.  Peel the card off of the stamp and set it to the side so the glue has time to turn clear (this means it is ready to go) and you must clean the glue off of your stamp.  I usually will use a Grime Boss to wipe it down or run it under the tap with a small nail brush to get into the detailed areas.  Either method works fine, just don't forget to remove the glue or it will damage your stamp.  Next I covered the image with Calypso Gilding Flakes and used a piece of Rubit Scrubit Pad by Ranger to refine the flakes and remove the excess.   I trimmed the background and matted it with another piece of white card.  I cut a Vintage Labels Seven out of white card and added two Filigree Flourish dies (by Becca Feeken), one top, one bottom across the centre.  It is lovely that the centre of the background stamp has the same shape to it so it does look like I have a gilded faux nestie already. I stamped my sentiment from the Friendship Vintage Labels set by Justrite and embossed it in gold detail powder.  I cut it out with the smallest Vintage Labels Seven and added Iced Snow to the edge.  I seated this in the centre of the two filigree flourishes.  Using my Classic Rose dies, I gilded some card and cut out enough dies to make two different sized roses and assembled them according to the same tutorial at the top of my blog (it was done when I had to use stamps for the flower).  I added them with some white tulle and gold cording at the side of my focal element.  I added a wide white mat with a thinner white bottom mat.  On the wide part, I added my paved pearls using the Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots.  You can check out the tutorial at the top of the blog to see how it is done in more detail.  If you would like to be entered in the drawing for this card, just leave a comment on the blog post and I will draw a name and announce it on Saturday's post.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x 7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
Simply stunning, gorgeous card today, thanks again for sharing.

Pam, really glad you popped by. It is always difficult to know what to say. Tim is now at peace and you will always hold him safe in your heart. With each day you will feel stronger, and have the courage to face the the next chapter of your life. Sending you a Cameeli cuddle and know that you are not alone may God Bless you xx.
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

So very beautiful. Thank you everyone for your love and support.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, a really beautiful card I must get this stamp. I hope everyone has a good day.
Take care all. Kitty

Vick said...

Oh My!!!! I do hope hope hope i win this week, your card is awesome, beautiful, elegant, oh i am in love Sue, i am going to make something similar today just so i can have one similar to yours, i say similar cause i havent got some of the same dies, lol, hope you dont mind me copying, although i know you won't mind, i know you would be truly touched that people copy your style, hugs and have a good day lovely lady, Vick xxx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, I love this card! and it is named after me too....

I would be really thrilled to receive it.

Craftihappimess to you all, love from Pearl.

Heather Rogers said...

Beautiful card so good luck to whoever wins it! It will be a lovely crafty keepsake.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, love it all. Now I've finally got to grips with large stamps, feel a need coming on. Do like this colour option of glitter flakes. Heavens, it seems temptation is always lurking!!

'P' in Wales

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Today's card is stunning! I love this background stamp and your gilded roses are fabulous! I would love to win this one. Thanks for sharing. Thinking of you Pam.

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue simply stunning I hope my luck is in today as i have the perfect place for this card to sit. It is so pretty. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. The gilding flakes are very opulent on this card. The stamp looks more
Ile a die. It is very effective indeed. A lovely card and one anyone would be pleased to receive or win. Beautiful. Xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card Sue.
Love the flower.
Gr Elly

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card what can I say I love everything about it glad Pam popping by my heart goes out to her thanks Tracy w x

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers.
Lovely card this morning. I love using the gilding glue,
Take care everyone. Sally x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, simply stunning, love it all, especially the gilded flowers. I think this background stamp is super. Bx

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Who wouldn't want to win this card. X

Anjali Reddy said...

Good Morning..

Lovely card and stamp..I loved those pearls in the card

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Another beautiful card love what you have done here.m. Hazel xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card! So generous of you to give it away! I'm sure many of your regular bloggers would love it to go to Pam. Best wishes, Anne O

Sandra B. said...

Hi Sue, What an absolutely beautiful card. Love gliding flakes. Many thanks for your inspiration.

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue.WOW! All of your cards are beautiful but this one is extra special~ I love everything about it. I've got everything crossed (like everyone else I guess!!) Hugs,

Debra Denman said...

Good morning Sue.
Lovely card today I love the background that is a stamp I must have. I have been making my mothers day card useing one of your beautiful cards as am idea Like Vick I don't have all the stamps and dies the same. It's nice to put your iown spin om an idea.
Would love to win this one. Lucky person that does. Good luck all
Debra x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Another beautiful card with a delicate feel to it!
Would love the chance of owning this card!
Gail C x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. I love EVERYTHING about this card, I wish I had a smidgen of your talent Sue.
Pam, remember that your virtual crafty friends are always here to listen, just take each day as it comes. Love Sue XXX

Rachel Taylor said...

Gorgeous ! It reminds me of a wedding cake .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A really pretty card today, loving the stamping and gilding and the flowers are gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

TDQ Karen said...

This is a truly Sue card, love the gilding and the stamp is beautiful simply lovely xx

Anonymous said...

Hey, Sue, found the strings of 3mm faux pearls - lots of fab colours - and cheap!! They're lovely in 'real life' too.
Try eBay item 110763918994.

'P' in Wales

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
What an absolutely gorgeous card, elegant and simply divine - everything about it.
I agree with Anne - I'd love it to go to Pam , but failing that, I'd love it to go to me.
Hugs, Rose

Rosie said...

A crad I would love to win - from start to finish, all of it is super. I would really like to touch the paved pearls!

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue, WOW WOW WOW You've done it again I just Love today's card and "Congratulations" to whom ever wins. "The Wednesday Gift Card" I just Love this Stamp The Tufted Background from JustRite, it's wonderful to see the Paved Pearls back again, I just love the Gilding Flakes and since you showed how you placed your Card on top of your large stamps I've been using this technique as with large stamps sometimes I was missing bits but this way I'm finding it a lot easier. I love the roses, Fabulous Sentiment this Card is Rich, Opulent, Beautiful, Absolutely Stunning thank you so much for sharing your Fantastic Cards tips and techniques.
Take Care Sue Love and hugs from Sam x
Pam I do hope your ok thinking of you
hugs from Sam x
To all you Wonderful Wilsonettes I hope your all ok it's very miserable weather where I live so lots of Crafting today Take Care all whatever you maybe doing
hugs from Sam x

PharmacyMichele said...

Another really great card, I love it.


nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a really gorgeous card
was looking for this stamp at my local
craft store and they had it but I couldn't
remember if this was the same one I
had seen on your samples or not but
yipee it is so another trip is in order
LOve it with the gilding flakes too.
Nancyd xx

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
A truly beautifu card today. WOW everything about it is gorgeous!!
Sheila x

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness Sue, this is soooooo gorgeous, and I really think, I have to give this technique a good try some day, as I really love how it looks in the end, soooooo beautiful.

Desiree P said...

A truly stunning card Sue. I love your paved pearl technique.x

Annie said...

Fabulous, Sue, the gilding flakes are stunning, the roses divine. Happy Wednesday everyone, the "hump" day, downhill after today to the weekend!

Nanny Jo said...

What a beautiful card, Sue! (I think I say that every day...) ALL your cards are beautiful! I must really get to grips with the gilding flakes...I think I'm too impatient! :) Jo x

Carole Z said...

What an absolutely fabulous card, I would just love to win this one! Carole Z X

Nicola Belshaw said...

What a beautiful card. Love the paved pearl around the edge. Would love to win this card. Love Nicola x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, the pearl look Is great.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous. I wish I had just half of your talent you are so creative. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I do love this background stamp - it is fast becoming a fave - will be using it today to create a MDay card. Love what you have done with it - would love to win it needless to say!
Clare W

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Fabulous card. Love the way you have done the roses. Would love to win this card, but agree with others that it would be nice for Pam.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and Wilsonettes. Dearest Pam I did wonder when i didnt see you if that was the day you kissed Tim goodnight so my heart lay heavy for you and your family. There are no words to say that will make it any easier to understand life and all the cruel things it throws at us, you have Sue and all of us here to help hold you close and hope that can help just a little. Sending you love and cuddles.
My day yesterday seems totally easy compared to what our Pam and other friends here have to go through but it was horrible. It was hair and make up trial yesterday in Yorkshire (im in Lancs) 45min from my daughter. Her appointment was an hour away from her home. I have to have an infusion which lasts an hour (tuesday only) 8 weeks apart. Yesterday was the day ! Thinking I had to be at my daughters home at 11am thought if I go to the hospital for 8.30 I can get to Yorks for plenty of time ! Her apt was 11 and wanted me at her house for 10am !!! No way could I manage that. After a frantic call to my nurse explaining all, it was a case of try and get here if you can before 4.30 (id kept all this from our daughter as she was already stressed thinking she'd finish out looking like a mix of Worzal Gumage and Aunt Sally) so I couldnt add anymore stress to her ! We all got done earlier than expected so after a quick kiss for my daughter when we returned to her house I dashed back to Lancs driving over the highest motorway the rain clouds burst and visability down to almost zero and speed of 30mph !! Panic set in. I eventually got to the hospital and drove round for 20mis looking to park !
I eventually got back home at 5.30. I was totally shattered, and immediatly dozed off, had dinner and dozed all night ! Hense Id had a quick peek at yesterdays card and it was a stunner, really beautiful. I have NO idea at what point In the day I found time to look as now it all seems like a whirlwind but I remember thinking 'thank you for bringing me 5 seconds of peace today Sue'
And again you have given us beauty in Wednesdays card, thank you. It will be a lucky family member than gets chosen to receive this.W.O.W.
Sending all Wilsonettes friendly cuddles and gentle hugs today.
Apologies for my diary !!

Lancashire Steph xx
ps - no Worzal Gumage or Aunt Sally, just a beautiful bride to be : )

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

This is stunning, love the beauty the gilding flakes give to the card, great dies and stamps too.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

ang said...

Gorgeous card, love the guilding flakes in the background angxx

Victoria said...

Don't know where to begin! There are so many wonderful details on this card - the paved effect, the gilding, the flowers, etc etc and all beautiful and classy. Would love to win this card!!

Anne Crawford said...

Gosh I love this background stamp more than ever now ,the gilding flakes set it off a treat and the roses look fabulous ,a stunning card!
Hope you're feeling better today Steph , sounds like well overdid it yesterday, glad it was worth the end result,
Love and hugs xo

foxyg said...

A stunning card Sue.

nannapat said...

What a sumptuous, elegant card Sue. Fingers crossed for the draw. Pat x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, well !!!! What can one say apart from what a STUNNER of a give away card n so elegant. Would look lovely on my sideboard for all to see. Lovely to see Pam back with us. Not good with word Pam but time is a great healer n take care. Have a lovely day all.

Love June

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonettes
You have given us a truly fabulous card today I think it is beautiful. I love the gilded roses, paved pearls, the stamp ( can you guess that I love EVERYTHING) lol. Whoever wins it will be thrilled.
Pam I've only just read your comment from yesterday it must have been very hard for you, sending you a hug. When I lost my son I was heartbroken, but I find each day gets easier and you find your own way to cope. You are in my thoughts and prayers x
Hugs x
Heather T

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue, gorgeous, stunning, elegant are some of the words that do no do this card justice. Cant imagine anyone not wanting to win this beauty. Thanks for sharing. (fingers crossed) xx

Anonymous said...

Love this card love the sentiment. I think your best friend is in your craft room ALL the time 'cos each card seems to be "the best" Thanks Sue. Mabex

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, gilding flakes are another on my must try list, also I have yet to do the dots with the glue.
Hugs to all.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift is simply beautiful. I love the colours used and the format is just gorgeous.
Today's background is the star for me today. I have still not tried your technique of glue etc with my stamps. I suppose I'm a little afraid of using stamps + glue.
Will have to really give it a go.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow, stunning! Really love this card and that stamp will have to go on my 'need' list! Love the sentiment too! Love Jean xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the background stamp is so beautiful especially done with gilding flakes just love it. thank you love Jean Z xxx

auscrafts said...

awesome card

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card today, gilding is another on my list of things to try and so is doing the glue dots.
Good luck to all for the card.
Hugs to everyone
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. So beautiful! I love the tufted background and love the look it gives with the pearls added, and Beccas Filigree Flourish die is gorgeous. I must try your Paved Pearl technique, it looks fab.

Dear Pam. I hope that yesterday was all that you wanted it to be. Now is the time to be very kind and gentle to yourself. Hugs to you.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card has so much going for it. Love the gilding and the dies used. Thank you for yet another beautiful card - best wishes

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, wonderful card for whoever wins it

Joan D said...

What a fabulous card. More dies to add to my list for the NEC tomorrow. Can't wait. I'm like a kid in a sweet shop when I get let loose there xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card what fabulous roses done with the flake.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Really gorgeous card, love it.

Brooke b said...

Morning Sue what a gorgeous card, love the criss cross you have created with the flakes. JB xxxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
What a beautiful card and I am sure we would all like to give it a home!
The roses look so lovely done with the flakes and a stunning background.
Thank you Sue for showing us this and all your other fab creations.
Pam -sending love your way xxx
Steph-glad you survived the harum scarum day!

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
Couldn't post yesterday as we lost a very dear friend of over 40 years, so very sad. Wow Sue another stunning card once again, would love to win it as I am sure everyone would. Thank you for sharing it and giving us the opportunity to win this lovely card.
Hugs to everyone
Dawn Searle xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colour of the gilding flakes. The matching flowers are a great idea.
Veronique L

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love everything about it.
Donna Jones

scofessex said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card

scofessex said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card

Alison Couchman said...

Today's card is positively glamorous - all dressed up and bejewelled. Just fabulous.

snowqueen62 said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Today's card is truly beautiful. I love the look with the gilding flakes and those matching roses just finish it off.
Thank you for the chance to win this lovely creation.
Hugs Sue C x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue its a lovely stamp for this technique. I love the gilded roses.
Denise X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Yes please, I would love to give this beautiful card a home, it's gorgeous, keeping my fingers crossed.
Pam my thoughts are with you.

Crisco said...

Oh WOW ... what else is there to say - it is fabulous.

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue ...happy crafting x

julie laz said...

Morning sue, what a beautiful card,
I like the flakes sue,
I've got some but have never used them,
I am going to have a go today with them,
I need to make a few cards,
my daughter 21st
A 24th anniversery card for my husband,
And a thank you card,
Hope everyone has a lovely day
Crafty hugs Julie xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, what a fantastic card. Just beautiful, love everything about it. Lol lynne m x x x
Pam sending you crafty hugs n lol . x x x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a fab card and like to see the paved pearl technique. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card and the
gilding flakes ,still not mastered using them .
it would be an honour to own this card.
Marion H

hollyberry said...

A stunning elegant card today and I love everything about it including the sentiment.
Pam I always find it hard to think of the right words for people who have lost someone so close as you have but always remember that we are with you in our thoughts.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is a stunner, absolutely gorgeous. The gilding is beautiful and love the scrummy roses. You are a genius Sue, thank you for sharing.
Dear Pam my thoughts and prayers are with you, Tim will live on in your heart and will always be close by, my heartfelt love and hugs to you.
Steph hope you are feeling better after your whizz about day, I bet your daughter looked beautiful.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Another exquisite card today and one of my favourite stamps...I love the Tufted Vintage labels seven stamp, it's so elegant.
It looks gorgeous done in in the flakes too. Love the flowers using the flakes too.
My Floral Cartouche stamp...designed by you..... arrived yesterday and methinks this is going to be another favourite's so pretty.

Love Sheila xx

Love Sheila xx

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - I love this card - I would love to own this card but like many others I think Pam could do with a big hug right now. Take care Pam take each day as it comes and it will get easier especially as the warmer weather arrives. Must get out my gilding flakes nad give them a go. Thanks Sue Helen xx

samantha wade said...

Wow wow wow, stunning card, really think I must buy this stamp will have a look as going to nec this week. Great tip to take card to stamp, it's the simple thinks that make life easier.
I am not good with words, unlike a lot of the bloggers, so sending Pam a big crafty hug, take care.
X Sam

Glennis said...

Stunning!! I really love the effect of the gold flakes

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card yet again. Seem to say that every day cos its true.

Love to Pam.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, thanks for offering a home for this very pretty card. Kind regards Joanne K x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
What a beautiful card again today that looks so delicate and yet it isn't. The gilded roses have some off the most beautiful colours in it Sue. Yes this weeks winner will be a very lucky person indeed. I could probably do the pave pearl technique as mines always comes out all different sizes as a norm anyway.
Oh boy what did i say about people and hugs, well yesterday i had to go into town and was really not feeling like it at all but i couldn't let my friend down as she is really down because she is ill at the moment and she gets cheered up fit to face another week after seeing me(Not sure how that works like). She too is having to go through those infusions at the hospital amongst other things just to try and build her back up for an operation that she is not looking forward to. The lady in the Shopmobility seen the state of me as it had taken 3 turns of the traffic lights just to cross the road. As i said i didn't like to bother her in getting a scooter brought across to the car park. By this time i was for dropping and the sticks would not have been able to stop me that's for sure. Well did i not meet my cousins' children which was lovely until their father decided to scare me half to death by coming up behind me and thumping me on the back after squeezing my shoulders. Boy i thought i was going to hit the top of the Marches in Stirling, i got that much of a fright and pains shooting everywhere. Big galoot doesn't realise just how strong he is or where not to hit when meeting. Of course my MST tablets amongst others was just not working at all yesterday, either that or i needed a stronger dose because i was gowping. I didn't get anywhere near the amount of things done that our Steph did yesterday but i can understand just how jiggered she is today. Steph a quiet day in on the sofa is warranted today me thinks. Note to self - just cancel next time.
Well we are having a cloud race today up here at the Ochils so as long as the sun is shining and the rain keeps away we will be lucky today. Have a lovely day if you can and if not tomorrow will be better. Remember the sun doesn't need to be in the sky to have a lovely day, it can be with made with the special people that are there for you or a stranger saying hello and a smile.
Take care everyone and i hope to see you tomorrow,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Especially for you Pam, remember friends are the family we choose for ourselves and that special family is here for you always. Take care flower, you will slowly lose that numb feeling and begin to live again, but we are here whenever you need us. Sending you special healing hugs. x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, elegant, opulent, stunning and truly gorgeous. Can you tell that I love it lol! Always like the paved pearl and have used it quite a bit myself - everyone always comments on it. The roses are gorgeous done with the gilding flakes and the background stamp is another one I'm going to have to have. Love to Pam, sorry to hear your news Dawn, Steph hope your day is better than yesterday and that you didn't wear yourself out, hugs to you all and to anyone else who needs one. Love Alison xxx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue if I won this beautiful card I'd frame it it's stunning everyone loves it you are so gifted the boarder round the card I haven't seen that before.thank you sue for sharing love always June xxxx love to steph xx

Rosie said...

Vow, Vow, Vow, what an absolute fantastic card, Sue...i do love the colours on your roses too, very, very

TOB said...

Simply beautiful. hugs Theresa.xx

JESSIE said...


Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW this card is stunning, love the background and also the gilded flowers, what a great idea to make them with the flakes
Carol x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - oh how I would love to win thus one - absolutely STUNNING!
Janette xx

Lacelady said...

Good morning Sue, it's lovely to see the paved pearl technique revived again. IMHO it really makes the card!

Nikkinoo said...

Morning Sue, this just has to be one of my favourites. It must have taken ages to do all the dots around the outside!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another great card today, I love the gilded roses. It is our wedding anniversary today, having a lazy day, might go out for dinner later. Pam take care, I lost my brother a year ago tomorrow, how time flies, it will get better. Hugs to all, Jess xx

hotpotato said...

Lovely card Sue.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

WOW What a stunner! Soooo Stylish
I have never seen your paved technique before, it looks brilliant, will have to give it a go
I would love the chance to win it
Hugs Julie x

terrie said...

What a beautiful card...the flowers and the shine to this card is just stunning.
Well done Sue

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,

Simply stunning card. X

Cathy Davidson said...

Hi Sue
I love this card, it is stunning

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A beauty of a card
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. This card is stunning i love your paved technique. I have tried this and it looks better in real life as you can see all the detail in the stamp. I like your gilded roses another must try.
Best Wishes
Denise x

SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue

Such a lovely card. I have used your Paved Pearl approach to great effect many times - it does give such a lovely emphasis.

Take care


Jess Watson said...

Hi me again, I forgot to say that if you are looking for pearl trimming, try Dunelm Mill or any haberdashery shop. Jess xx

weefortune said...

GM Sue, stunning card, would love to win it as would all the followers, good luck and best wishes to all, I took my mum into hospital today for an operation, its so hard to walk away and leave them... but Im sure all withh be fine, have a lovely day Elaine x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Stunning card as usual. I got your rose die so like you dont have to stamp any more. Must try this one. Thanks again.
Heather H.xox

Barbara said...

What a stunning card Sue! The roses are so pretty, haven't done gilded roses yet, must give it a go.
Whoever wins this card is in for a treat!!!!!

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card. Love the calypso flakes.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, rich and sophisticated card Sue, would look superb in my lounge!
ValC xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the paved pearls effect. I think I could do those as trying to make each one the same size beats me!
Dawn so sorry to hear about your friend.
Pam, read your blog yesterday. I'm no good with words just that Tim is at peace now. I know your not but it will evevntually get better,just take one day at a time.
Norah and Steph hope you both have a very rested day today.

How do people like muhammad jawad rasheed manage to get on your blog Sue. They have a lot of cheek.

Susan White said...

Lovely card again Sue - thanks, Susan

Marianne's Craftroom said...


lilysmum said...

Good morning Sue! Well, nothing more to say other than "stunning!" thankyou for sharing your fantastic creations. Xx

Robin said...

I am not quite that brave enough yet with my Cosmic Shimmer glues. I am just getting to grips with doing a line of dots of equal size.

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card. I do like gold and silver and sparkly things.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue just love everything about it xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely stunning. A beautiful card in every way. I would be delighted to receive this card - it is perfect.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Ayelet Barkay said...

Such a stunning and elegant card!
Great flowers :)

jane stillman said...

Oh wow! what a super duper card Sue,and whoever wins it is going to be one extremely lucky person xx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card today so rich and elegant looking, truly beautiful. I just love the die from Becca it is wonderful so delicate, cuts so well and even better comes out of the die no problem at all!
You are in my thoughts Pam little by little you will learn to live with your loss, there is a reason for everything although you may never get to know the reason. We are here when you need us you will never be alone, God Bless xx
Steph you may have had a marathon of a day but well worth it, your daughter will be happy and you know your hair will be lovely for the big day. When my eldest daughter was getting married we did the same thing luckily, what a dreadful mess! I looked as if I had been pulled through a hedge backwards and she had her hair pinned up it was almost 2 feet high, looked awful. When we got to the car she didn't know how to get in her hair was so high. So we had a re- run with another hairdresser and success. Do have a rest today you have earned one. Norah I think you too have earned a rest. Take care Tina and anyone who is finding life a struggle at present.
My corgis are sending Fudge a friendly lick.
Warm wishes and a hug to those who need one.
Margaret corgi owner

margarita lady said...

Stunning. So much detail put into this beautiful card. Thank you for our daily fix - your blog.
lotta luv & hugs
june x

Joanna Dickson said...

Sue. This is utterly beautiful. I have never thought of gilding flowers. I know I keep repeating myself but u are such an inspiration. Please never stop what you do. You really brighten my day. Thank you.
Have a great day, lots of love, Jo xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a lovely example, love the gilding flakes and stamps.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Marianna Hammer said...

Oh my! This card is beautiful. It would feel right at home with me :)

SusanP, Kent said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Haven't seen the Paved Pearl Technique for quite a while. The gilding flakes really 'make' the background and of course the roses are exquisite.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue really beautiful card, love all of it. Take care allx

SHARICA said...

Another Lush card today for us .. xx

craftycarol said...

Morning Sue,
Anothe beautiful stamp, I lave the guilded flowers.
Carol xx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely card Sue, anyone would be happy to give it a home I'm sure :) (including me, of course!)

Linda Kember said...

Hi Sue, I love this stamp set and have just got it so am using it a lot myself. This card looks so stylish and clean cut, I look forward to more ideas.

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue, as I always seem to say, yet another stunner of a card. I have the flakes and glue, but can't quite get to grips with it. Never looks like your's Sue, but will keep trying!
Can't get that stamp(Secret Garden)as I thought that card the other day was really gorgeous, it looks like todays stamp will have to go on my wish list as well. Hope everyone has a lovely day.
Susi xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! What a stunning card !! I really love everything about it. The labels seven background stamp look fab, along with the labels seven dies. I love the sentiment and Becca' s heirloom flourish die. The gilding flakes add such a touch of class to this beautiful card. The flowers are just to die for Sue !! They are gorgeous with the gilding flakes !! I have just received your Italian Collection Decorative Frames dies this morning. Apart from Spellbinders standard circles, this is my first ever decorative circles set !! They look beautiful and I am off to have a play with them !!

Pam, you are always in my thoughts every day. I am sorry yesterday must have been such a terrible day for you. Sending you lots of Heartfelt love and hugs. Love Tres x x x

Please take care everyone. Lots of love to you Sue and all the Willsonettes. From Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

One word Sue - stunning! Any best friend would be thrilled to receive this. How long do you spend on each card? Every one's a winner.

Kate's Cards said...

Just love the gilding flakes!

lorraine (classylady) said...

Morning sue what a stunning card. I love the style colours and it is so elegant. I am waiting on your flake and glitter glue and felt coming from Joanna Sheen so although I dont have the same background stamp I will try something similar.

To all the ladies who are in pain all I can say is "well done you", you are trying hard to go about doing multiple things, mostly for other people, without complaint. I take my hat off to you. Keep up the good work. To Pam and all others who are hurting, you are have way through another day and tomorrow will be better.

Sue Love to you and Mum and all other Wilsonettes.

lorraine - Scotland

baconbits said...

Good morning Sue
A very opulent card today, i love the gilded background stamp and those flowers are amazing.
Amanda x

boro-girl said...

What a beautiful keepsake. gorgeous card. who wouldn't love to receive it? good luck everyone but my fingers are crossed lol

Jennifer Swandells said...

What another stunning card and a beautiful keepsake card. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
Oh Sue, what an absolute dream of a card! The background is gorgeous and the sentiment and gilded roses! It's another WOW !

Trust you are all having a sunny day! It's lovely here today!

Norah, what a day! Determination or what - then you nearly get sent into orbit ! Love the word galoot! It just says it all in a word! As an exiled Scot I love your posts! Have a restful day, please!

Steph, what a day! I hate that M62 in bad weather as its always full of lorries and so busy!

Granddaughter was 13 yesterday so we went to the Trafford Centre for dinner! She had shopping to do, you see ! My husband had several "firsts " yesterday! He was in Trafford Centre after dark! He ate there! He was in shops he hadn't even heard of! Rest of family really amused by this.

Pam , still in thoughts and prayers and Dawn too on the loss of your dear friend.

Have a lovely day, everyone, love Myra

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, WOW!!! a stunning card. So elegant and rich looking, but not over the top with lots of white showing. I love it.

Anonymous said...

Another incredibly beautiful card! I especially like the roses.

-Kathy Hogan

nzillingworth said...


Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue - just!! An elegant card any friend would love to receive. Gilding flakes make the cards so opulent and such a beautiful design. Love from Jackie D

Jennifer Kirk said...

Beautiful card as usual Sue, your detailed write ups are lovely and clear. Thank you for all your inspiration:-)

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes
This card is sooo gorgeous Sue I love everything about it the background stamp & guilding flakes WOW so beautiful &those roses are Devine Lynda xx
Dear Pam hope yesterday went well, Tim is at pease now my heart & love goes out to you & your pain will get easer Just take one day at a time sending love & gentle hugs xx
Steph you take it easy today after your marathon day yesterday I'm sure you & your beautiful daughter will look gorgeous on her special day.x
Norah you also take it easy today & rest after your busy day too.xx
Love & hugs to Sue & all Wilsonetts out there that need hugs Lynda Brock xxxx

fame01 said...

This card is so elegant really pretty . hugs to every one who needs one .. sarah xx

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
This one has an Elizabethan feel, I don't really know why....perhaps it reminds me of the ruffs they wore round their necks....very ornate.
Sonia x

cats said...

Beautiful card Sue.I love the way you have used the glue dots around the edge....Christine xx

kathy mcmaster said...

hi Sue

Stunning card.


Anonymous said...

Just got back from hair dressers, made a cuppa and watched your new card for today. Stunning as usual, Sue you have such great ideas, I can't think of different ways of using stamps and dies but you do. I must admit I do try to copy your work. They may not be exactly the same as yours but allways look good, family and friends always make good comments. Kind regards Sandra

Planetsusie said...

Oooh this really is gorgeous Sue - I've not been very successful with the gilding techniques so far but I don't think I left the glue dry long enough, I will keep on trying!!! When I have sorted it I really must try to make this card - those roses are absolutely superb! A truly gorgeous card.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Tandy said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful card. Love to Pam at this difficult time. I have just had bad news myself so off for another cry

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card, love the look the Gilding Flakes gives. I don't know the gilding flakes , for I have never seen them in our craft stores here in my part of Canada.
Yvonne N.

sonia said...

Hi. Another stunning card. Love the colours and the roses are beautiful :-) xx

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, just beautiful. I love it. Thanks for reminding me about the paved edging, I had forgotten about it and I do like that technique. The gilded roses too look amazing.
ElizabethS x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. I just love the tufted background stamp. This card looks so opulent, gilding flakes galore. My fingers are crossed as well, hoping to win a Sue Wilson creation.

Well Steph and Norah you both deserve a day of rest today after all your adventures. Sounds like you didn't enjoy your orbital ride Norah, and Steph rushing from daughters etc to the hospital. My partner has appointments every 6 weeks. never leaves enough time for (just in case). His appointment was changed from Tues to the Sat. It can take us 1-1 half hrs from Witney to the Churchill. No problems he says on a Sat. Well there was and we were only 10mins late. Their were people waiting before us, but we sat down and the doctor came straight out and called Mr Tinson, so we went straight in. The doctor went through all his treatments and said that his current medication was not working properly so he now needs a top up of daily tablets as well as monthly injections. Not nearly as traumatic as your day Steph and Norah. Take care and hugs to everyone especially Pam, you are in all our thoughts.

rachel said...

Hi Sue - loving the gilding and the paved pearl just looks fabulous - wonderful card and thanks for the chance to win! Hugs Rachel x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
this is pne of my favourite stamps you have used, totally lush card today.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

ladyweir said...

Hi Sue you have produced a truly stunning card I love the pearl effect so now I am off to watch your tutorial on how this is achieved.

Leanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. I love the texture that the pearly border adds. An elegant card which would be glorious as a wedding card too.

Disco Queen said...

Absolutely Devine! The Paved Pearl Technique is one of my favourites.

Lindsay Martin said...

Fabulous Sue, what more can I say really like this xxx

Theresa Pace said...

beautiful, elegant and lush. love it. want it xx

karenlotty said...

Another stunning card The gilded roses look particularly stunning in this colour way More things to add to my Need List I loved the paved pearl technique and one I can actually do because size doesn't have to be even! Just need to get that bright white glue coz I use the pearl and it isn't as bright on a white/milk card My prize arrived today Thank you Take care all x

Julie Smith said...

Hi Sue
Inspiration just in time for me to go away and make a diamond wedding card for lifelong friends of my mum & dad. Then to prepare for trip to nec hobbycrafts tomorrow - lots of new crafty goodies!
Jules x

suejimbel said...

Lovely, lovely card Sue. REally like this one, so here is hoping!
Sue of Worcester

iReneM said...

Wow, what a stunner!
Fantastic gilded BG stamp and flowers - altogether a totally exquisite design.

Jayne S said...

Another stunning card Sue.

Elaine said...

I need this card its amazing ! Love it sue x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card today, I love everything about it especially the flowers.Love Becca Feekan dies they are very delicate, ideal for the smaller cards,but I won't be buying any of them until I have all of yours.

It seems all wedding talk at the moment, I was out doing 2nd wedding dress fitting yesterday with my daughter, and hair tonight. I have taken on board every comment about hair and I will take a ruler with me to make sure her bun won't be too big. Would'nt it be nice to have time to craft. With all this running around you would think I would be a size 6 now instead of wearing a 4 berth tent with an awning. ( I'm not really that big ) just feel it. Oh well must get lunch. 1 celery stick, 1 lettuce leaf, and a gnaw on the cats leg. Even their lunch looks better than mine.

God Bless you Pam, sending you lots of healing hugs, and big hugs to all my kind blog friends X.

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

Once again a superbly elegant card. well done

Joce Turner said...

Absolutely stunning! Love everything about this gorgeous piece of art!

Lorraine Thompson said...

Another fab card Love it Thanks will try the flowers today

Heather said...

Really lovely card today...and the others this week have been lovely too. Thanks for sharing.

Heather B

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely beautiful the card today, thanks for the gilding flake reminder. It's so easy to forget all that you have in a crafty stash

Pinky said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a stunner!! Love the new calypso gilding flakes!
Vicki x

Meg said...

Hello Sue
Your card today is stunning.
Just got some of your leaf dies this morning and am now waiting for two dies from your Spanish collection.
Joanna Sheen has good deal on at the moment.

Margaret O

June Ballenger said...

HI Sue

I am loving this one, I really like the trellis background

Have a good day

June x

Cindee said...

Every morning, one of the first things I do is to check and see what card you have created. You always amaze me. You're creativity it so impressive! Thank you for inspiring me

Cindee said...

Every morning, one of the first things I do is to check and see what card you have created. You always amaze me. You're creativity it so impressive! Thank you for inspiring me

ChrissieB said...

Hi Sue

Just bought these dies and the stamp as absolutely love all the samples you have made with them.

Keep on inspiring us.

Christine x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
A stunning card love the tufted background stamp even more so guilded, and your guilded roses are beautiful lucky to have the stamp so will definately be trying this one.
Your new embossing folders arrived today they are gorgeous can't pick a favorite they are all fantastic ,Cant wait to try them all !
Jean D xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. This is a truly beautiful card which any of your friends would be delighted to receive. Love the flowers and the gilding. Such a talented lady. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, absolutely gorgeous as usual!I really like the lattice look with the flakes. Not a lot else I can say but WOW! WOW! WOW! Karen x

Lynn Hardy said...

What a stunning card! Your pace dpearl technique looks so beautiful too.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and I think that I now NEED the background stamp, it looks lovely with the gilding flakes.

Pam - I have only just seen your post yesterday. I can't think of anything to add to that which other people have written. Just know that we are all here and thinking of you x

Sioux P said...

Really wish I could think of something other than fabulous, lovely, beautiful or fantastic seem to use those for all your cards. Also love the paved pearls look around the edges. Brilliant as usual.

Pauline A said...

Sue, this is a beautiful card . How you can find it in yourself to give it away but you have a very generous heart!!. Those gilded roses are exceptional and i really must give them a go once i can see properly. I would love to win this card along with every other Wilsonet. Hugs Pauline A x

Wendys Little Nest Crafts said...

What a gorgeous card, Love the effect of the gilding flakes on your trellis, so effective.Thanks for sharing your inspirations.
Blessings to everyone
Wendy x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card - love the gilding. Thank you for sharing.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, what an absolutely stunning card today. It's a must try!

Hugs, Belinda x

Brenda Hanlon said...

This is stunning Sue, thanks so much for the tips on using flake and glitter glue on stamps it's really helpful.

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