Saturday, 26 April 2014


 Hi bloggers!  Tan, taupe and black and the Cascading Fern background stamp are the mains for this card.  I stamped it in black on tan cardstock.  I left a small edge on it and then cut a piece of black card as a mat.  I decided to bling up the edges with some of the new Midnight Snow so I laid a bead of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue all the way around the edge and coated it with the Midnight Snow and left it to dry.  Next I cut an aperture in the middle of the stamped background.  I stamped the Cascading fern again, but this time on black card using a clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed it with black powder for a tone on tone look.  I mounted the background on foam and centred it over my tonal version.  I wanted to accentuate the opening a bit more so I used the Cupcake stand Label die with the Vintage tag on the inside to create a frame.  I mounted it on foam and placed it over the aperture.  Next I used the Nested Cloud die set and cut a very thin frame out of the two largest sized dies using black card.  I glued it over my frame for a bit of extra detail and added flatback pearls to the scallops.  I wanted to add a small floral element so I made three small melted satin flowers from some black satin ribbon.  I glued two pieces together for each flower and added a pearl to the centres.  I seated them on some gold tulle and made two stick pins to match my card.  Finally, the backing mats were added out of taupe and black card with my usual pierced layer on the inside.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x 7 1/2" in size.

Now for the winner of the Wednesday card giveaway!  The card goes to:

Sheila Lampard!!!

Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card.  All for now, Sue x


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Pam said...

Hello Sue, stunning card today, just love the style. Have a good weekend everyone. Hugs to all that need them.
Well done Sheila, you lucky girl.

Anonymous said...

Always like black themed cards, Sue, and do like it teamed with tan (shows beige-ish on screen). Fern background is a perfect setting.
Well done, Sheila.

'P' in Wales

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue'. I am a very early bird today. The rain has kept me awake for hours so I gave up trying to sleep. Another great card today, I love the colour mix, it really works. The stick pins are lovely, I am going to make some of my own too as you can match them to the card,and I love playing with beads. Have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Joan D said...

What an unusual edging to this card. My list of needs is getting longer and longer. Be a crafting weekend by the looks of weather forecast ,so will try one or two techniques that I haven't done before . Have a good weekend x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Great card love the colours, looks like another craft day as rain due again today, glad you liked my cards I made yesterday.
Congratulations Sheila on winning the card.
Love and hugs to everyone
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Lovely colour tones on this card. The fern background stamp is on my wish list its beautiful as is your hat pins. Congrats to sheila on winning your card. Have a great weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
The new set of glitters from Creative Expressions are on my ever growing 'list' they are so pretty. Today's card is gorgeous I love the fern stamped background another thing on my 'list' lol. Congratulations Sheila.
Hugs x
Heather T

Vick said...

As you know i love black!! and i think this is beautiful and elegant!! I love it!!
That cascading fern is gorgeous as soon as i have some pennies i will be getting that xxx hugs lovely lady
My YTChannel vixcrafts

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very posh card. congrats to Sheila, Have a good weekend folks I amm papering the dinning room, and it is pouring with rain. Take care all Kitty

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue WOW whay a stunnkng card. I really like the background stamp and you have used
my favourite colours. Take care xxx

Debs A

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous I just love the colours you have used it is so elegant. Congratulations to Shelia. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very striking card today. Love the fern background stamp which I have. It really is very pretty in real life!
Love the thin black frame and the stick pins. Thanks for sharing. Congrats to Sheila, you lucky, lucky lady!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift is not ringing any bells with me. I'm not a lover of black/tan - don't getl me wrong I like monochrome and some black but there's just a little too much for me today.
I like the format and shall by trying it out in some other colours.
I do like the fern stamp.
Hope everyone is having a good week-end. It's my last here in Burgundy until June and so lots of little jobs to do.
Take care and see you tomorrow.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue, such an elegant and classy card, and I just love the cascading fern and pins.

Congratulations Sheila bet your over the moon.

Have a lovely day everyone despite the wet and gloomy start.

Cameeli xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes from wet gloomy Lancashire !
Very opulant card today Sue. I do love the fern stamp, looks so pretty. One for the 'unhidden' list to leave around as a hint lol.
Off to training again today with Princess Cassie ! Then suit measurements for Father of the Bride whilst I basket up my cards for an early start for market tomorrow (please body, behave) !!
Well Done Sheila, enjoy your W.O.W.
Hugs for all that need one.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. I love the Cascading Fern background stamp, it is so pretty, great colours too:) Have a wonderful celebration weekend Sue & Mom :)) Congratulations Sheila on winning a Sue Wilson beauty.
Pam, a hug for you and also for anyone in need.
Cameeli, I hope today is the day that you find the perfect shoes. Good Luck Kitty, I hope the papering goes well : )
Take care.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Well you've done it once more does this surprise me No!!!
I Just Truly Love The Fabulous Black and Tan and The Oh! so Fabulous Cascading Fern Stamp you have used on your Background stamping in Black, I'll have to check out The New Midnight Snow.
I Love The Aperture you have created, and on your Black Card I Just Love it when you use tone on tone Embossing Powders to create such a Awesome Finish, I Love Soft toned Cards but I have to admit I'm a true Lover of Cards made with Black in them, whether it maybe with Mat/Layering or using it as a main feature, Today's Card is Extremely Elegant and very Chic Looking, Love Those Pins, thank You so very much for sharing and the great breakdown of your Card and Fabulous Photograph Shots for us to get close up images.
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs
From Sam x
I'm so Jealous Lol!
I'm sure you'll be truly thrilled with your Wednesday gift.
Hugs to everyone. From Sam

Miecia P said...

Striking card!!! Love the colours. Take care

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card very striking design loving the glitter edge "Midnight Snow" really stands out.

Congratulations to Sheila

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone ,lovely card and the fern stamp is so pretty. Can't really see the midnight snow for some reason even though I have enlarged it. Congratulations to Shelia x

Nicola Belshaw said...

Such a classic card. Just stunning!!! Congrats to Sheila xxx

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, Very classy card today, the colours are stunning, I really like the Way you have used the Midnight snow. My wish list is growing by the minute! Have a nice week- end everyone. Linda.

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card, I'm off for a day crafting today, a local Scrapbooking club.
Gail C x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, congratulations to Sheila on winning your card! Love today's card, the background stamp is lovely and love yhe dies. Love Jean xxx

Alice G said...

The fern background is stunning and elegant, it just seems to glide in a way that looks alive or something. The midnight snow looks fab too. But missing my Sue wilso dies already. I am just captivated by them, they are all so intricate that these dies seem so plain now.

Hugs Alice xx

Eemeli said...

Stunning card today. I really like black toned cards.
Have a great weekend!


snowqueen62 said...

Morning Sue and everyone
What a lovely colour combination I wouldn't have thought of doing this but it does look good. A great colour for the male cards.
Well done Sheila you lucky lady.
Have a good day everyone dispite the weather - still raining here!
Hugs SueC x

Diane said...

Another wow card Sue. I do like the Black and Tan it has a certain something. The fern stamp is lovely and how funny I have the midnight snow and was wondering how to use it ! Have a great weekend with your mum. Love Diane G xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Very impressive card but unfortunately the colours are not for me I'm afraid - too much blak for me. Having said that, I think I would still give it a go but in different colours. Hope you're having a great time with your Mom. Good luck with the shoe hunting Cameeli, Steph don't tire yourself out too much & good luck with your cards tomorrow. Hugs to everyone who needs one. Have a great day. Congrats to Sheila. Love Alison xxx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the colours of todays card and who wouldn´t Celebrate if they received this.

Love Val in Spain x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Very elegant, a classic "Sue" card. Love the narrow scallop edge frame. Clever idea!
Have a great day.
Ang x

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue
Love the way you use the dies to make apertures, and then the added dimension with the extra layers. Great background stamping too, a pretty stamp. Anne x

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card but would prefer other colours ,just a bit somber for me.
Sheila , I'm sorry but I'm sure it was my name on that gorgeous card ( not that I'm jealous or anything ! ) ONLY KIDDING! Congratulations hope you enjoy and treasure it .
Myra , I do stay in Gairloch so glad I stirred happy memories for you , remember any WOW's if you are up this neck of the woods ,please let me know and we could meet up, maybe even have a crafty play in my craft room? Hugs to all xo

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Congratulations Sheila lovely card, it doesn't look black on my pictures it looks a lovely green. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi again. Firstly, just re-read my 1st comment and feel I need English lessons ! Lol. Looks like Im welcoming all from Lancashire and no-one else, of coyrse, you all know what I meant Im sure !!
Secondly, I read those comments I missed yesterday after my awful day, and was so sorry to read of ANN from FRANCE having a stroke - all be it small Ann, please take good care of yourself, and really glad to read all is working well again.
Health is so important to our hobby.

Take care Ann from France.
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love that fern stamp - congrats Sheila! Sue - was wondering if it is possible to post a pic the bow tie/shirt card I think I remember seeing on your last wedding show (?) or am I going slightly mad thinking that?... I was thinking it would make a good F Day card. Have you been to any US crafty heavens yet? (Michaels and HobbyLobby I think they are called) - I have never been to one but would like to - not sure hubby would be up for that though - think Ally Pally is about his limit! Well cold adn rainy today - so ironing and then some crafting - hope weather is better where you are and you are having a lovely time.
Clare W

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, the card today is great!

I have the cascading ferns stamp now so I could try it out and see what I come up with.

Thank you for sharing the card with us all.

Craftihappiness to all, love from Pearl

Jane said...

Was not sure about this Fern background stamp, but I quite like it on this card.

Jane xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card. Elegant and quietly opulent, if you get my meaning.......
I LOVE the black on black embossing, it is truly striking.
You must have a whale of a time making those brilliant stickpins of yours.
Have a good Saturday, hope you finished your mom's card........
Hugs, Rose

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - You've done it again with another lovely card. Hope you are having a good time with your Mom and family.

Congrats to Sheila - I think there are a lot of envious Wilsonettes out here. Seriously, enjoy your card.

Cameeli I hope you have a chance to relax this weekend.
Steph you too - you seem so busy
Kitty I could do with a decorator!
I'm not allowed to do anything as my husband has me under his watchful eye having fainted in the night in the bathroom after getting up and then again on the way back to the bedroom.

To all have a great weekend - hugs and my thoughts for all who need them. Helen xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Very stylish and I like the cascading fern stamp. Have a good weekend everyone.

Nina Spear said...

Morning Sue, bet you have better weather than us at the moment ! lol
Beautiful card, absolutely stunning. I have just bought some similarly coloured card so will have a go later, wish me luck!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Love, love, love today's's so dramatic and opulent. The fern background stamp is on my wish list. The touch of bling around the edge is gorgeous.
Congratulations to Sheila for winning your stunning car.

Love Sheila xx

Janice K said...

A beautiful design in a great colour way. Love the cascading fern stamp, such lovely detail.x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow! I love everything about this stunning card.
Have a great weekend

Patricia xxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Striking card, this would stand out in any display, it's gorgeous. Loving your stick pins.

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Now this card ticks ALL the boxes for me. It's Play Day for me today and have one or two cards to make so will be giving this one a go. Thank you. X

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the colours, classic combo making a striking card xxx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue very elegant looking card -love it .
Denise X

Pam B said...

Lovely card as always, hope everyone has a good weekend

Pam B

Jackie Durrant said...

good morning Sue. I do like the cascading fern stamp, so useful for so many projects. Enjoy your weekend with your mum, love from Jackie D

Marion said...

Hi Sue not sure on this one ,think its the black ,
a bit too strong for me .
Marion H

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue and blog friends,
Cameeli, no butterflies this weekend? Sit back relax and make the most of your free time!
Sue, I hope you are having a wonderful time with your
Mum, what plans do you have for tomorrow?
Today's card is another master piece, love the combination and really love the stamps x
Crafty hugs
Sandra xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

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

Pam said...

Helen, just read your post. Make sure you follow hubby's instructions and be careful, poor you, and take care of yourself.

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
I love the dramatic effect of the black and light tan, and the gorgeous fern stamp too.
I hope you are having a wonderful time with your Mum.
Congratulations to Sheila.
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Micky French said...

Love everything about this card today Sue, the fern stamp is gorgeous that will definitely be going on my wish list.
I hope you are having a great time.
Congratulations Sheila you lucky lady.
Hugs to all
Michelle. xxxx

June Horrocks said...

A wow card indeed love the fern congrats to the lucky winner have a lovely time sue and mum love always June xxcx

TOB said...

This is very different. I'm not sure If I like the colour combo.(DID I JUST SAY THAT). Love the stamp and the pins not sure about the tan. Hugs everyone. congrats to Sheila. Theresa xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card again, love the colours and your pins are fab
Carol x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, very stylish card. Love the colour combo used. The background stamp is beautiful. I have the midnight snow and now thanks to you have an idea of how to use it. Lol lynne m x x x

Norah - the thought of you walking like John Wayne had me crying with laughter.
Ann ( france) special hugs to you.
Helen- do as hubby says and take it easy.
Lynda & Magpie - definitely can see myself chasing poochies round the garden like a scene out of "tom n jerry".
I am positive that hubby has bribed fur babies to ensure they drive me scatty during the day and give him peace and quiet in the evenings. So much for females sticking together!!!!!.
Hope all "Wilsonettes" have a good day and hugs n lots of love to all lynne m x x x

karenlotty said...

Lovely card and my screen shows it as navy blue! Even that looks brill Helen - do as ur told and take care Have fun everyone and look after yourselves x

Rachel Taylor said...

Another beauty Sue .it looks navy on my screen too .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue, love the colours of this one and I adore the background stamp. My new california dies arrived yesterday so I will be playing this afternoon

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Well done shelia! Lovely card sue I like the embossing folder I think its a must,for anyone, stunning , good morning peeps hope everyone is as well as they can be, raining in sutherland scotland today.with a heavy mist over the hills so a bit miserable as gardening has to stop for a while, but on the bright side I can craft take care folks hugs to.all x

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
Every time I see this fern background I think how lovely it looks-another for the wish list!
Have a great weekend Sue

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, very elegant and striking card. Love the layout and the background stamp. Your Stick pins are fantastic, I have not got my plain pins out yet, but will be using some of those you have created as inspiration. Have a great weekend. Well done Sheila on winning the card. Bx

Crisco said...

Stunning glamorous card !

Lynne Mills said...

Apologies forgot to say
Yorkielass - so glad you're back
Barbara -If the Tramadol helps your pain I'm pleased. In my case it didn't help frozen shoulder/tennis elbow pain and the decision was made for me to come off them. I know how you feel with the withdrawal symptoms.
Gentle hugs sent to you x x x

Karen said...

Havent commented all week! Comp been out of action while my new craft space has been put together in our conservatory, yippee!! A whole week of cards to catch up on and what beautiful samples they are too. Can't wait to get going now and try out some of the techniques featured. xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue A stunning card! very bold colours. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Karen said...

Havent commented all week! Comp been out of action while my new craft space has been put together in our conservatory, yippee!! A whole week of cards to catch up on and what beautiful samples they are too. Can't wait to get going now and try out some of the techniques featured. xx

Victoria said...

I do like the cascading fern stamp, makes a great background. The melted flowers are always a hit too. Great card!

Annie said...

Morning Sue and all bloggers x lovely card today, love the Cloud edging, you are so clever Sue, I never would have thought of doing that.
Congrats Sheila, lucky lady!
Have a good weekend all, definitely a crafty weekend for me with rain almost the whole weekend.
Hugs to all

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the background and the colours...congrats Sheila, you lucky lady, that was one extra special card! Have a good weekend Sue and bogglers, hugs Carole Z X

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Well here I am sitting in bed with a cuppa (didn't feel too well in the night - although glad I didn't faint poor you Helen hope you are feeling better now - I do that occasionally) Anyway I was scrolling down the details of this lovely card and OMG THERE'S MY NAME!!!! My heart skipped a beat - it's lovely and going on the wall in my new craft room.
Sorry ladies but not sharing LOL
Enjoy your day whatever you do - horrible weather so we can all craft together!!!
Skipping with joy - Sheila x

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue. I like the design of today's card and love the flowers and stick pins but I'm not keen on all of the black ~ sorry!
Congratulations Sheila and have a good weekend everyone. Hugs,
Maggie x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Such a beautiful card for today so opulent and elegant simply love it.
Very well done Sheila something for you to treasure, delighted for you.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Anonymous said...

Sue another stunning card for us all to try . Have a wonderful time in the USA. Carol smith.

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers.
Another stunning card.
Well done to Sheila, enjoy you win.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Sally x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
What a stunner ! , beautiful just beautiful
Have a good weekend
Take Care
Elaine H X

rachel said...

stunning card Sue - love the colour - beautiful and so very elegant xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, thanks ever so much for the card,
It's even better in real life, as you no I've never been to any shows so only seen your cards on here and TV,
Congratulations to the card winner wait until you get it,

Anyway the card today is lovely sue, I like the colours,
I'm waiting for the post, as your dies that I got from c&c are on there way (wow)
I'm having a good day today, so gonna craft all day
Crafty hugs Julie xxxx

Hugs to all that needs I always take them from my crafty wilsonetts xxxxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, loving the colours and the fern stamp too.
Donna Jones

Iggyscraftybits said...

Gorgeous card again today Sue, am loving these new collections and will be adding them to my own collection ASAP. Have a lovely time in The USA and send greetings to your family from your friends here in England. Big hugs. Iggy (June)

Alison Couchman said...

I adore the cascading fern stamp and it looks stunning again today. I love the design and layout of this card and like the touch of drama you get with black. Am undecided about the tan - I tend to stay away from browns so just can't make up my mind about it.
Congrats Sheila - lucky lady.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the fern background and the colours are my thing, the card is lovely . Love Jean Z xxx

Lacelady said...

Lovely card Sue, and I bet Sheila will be celebrating when she gets her very own S. Wilson original! That background stamp is on my want list, I think it's great.

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, you never cease to amaze me! Stunning card, and I have this stamp and the cup cake die set so this one will go on my to do list, it's getting longer and longer, thank you for sharing, have a lovely weekend, love Janet x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the cascading fern background
Have a great weekend
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Pat L said...

Sorry forgot to congratulate Sheila, well done
Best wishes, Pat

Theresa Pace said...

hi Sue. love this colour combo. i think without flowers and pins, some jute and twine it would be perfect for a male card xx

iReneM said...

Loving this design, Sue.

The cascading ferns stamp is gor-ge-ous! both on the tan and black card.

Brilliant use of the other dies surrounding the greeting.


yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A stunning card today, love the colour combo and the midnight snow. The tone on tone embossing is so effective, adore the cascading fern stamp.
Have a great weekend with your Mom.
Ann in France, hugs to you, happy recovery.
Kitty good luck with the decorating, can you come here next lol.
Lynne M keep the fur babies in order on this wet Saturday.
Helen you poor thing, let your husband look after you and follow his instructions.
Good luck for tomorrow Steph.
Cameeli hope you find the shoes, then you can relax a little.
Pam, Tina, Norah and Tres gentle hugs to yu.
Congratulations to Sheila, you lucky lady.
Annne C nice try with the giveaway card, you made me smile.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. The combination of colours you used on today's card is always a winner with me. SueL x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. I love the colour mix you have used on this one. The fern stamp stands out of the tan card. Although it looks cream on my screen. The flowers are lovely as well. Hugs to everyone who needs one today. the sun is shining today here in Oxfordshire after a very wet day yesterday. Hope your having a lovely time with your MUM.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Hope you're having a great relaxing time with your Mum.
Congratulations to Sheila.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the tan and black combination. Stunning card!
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Fabulous card again. I just love the cascading fern background, pins, colours etc. The card is really stunning and is yet another one on my Favourites List!
I hope you are enjoying the sun.
Best Wishes
Lesley S
West Sussex

SUE said...

Hi Sue,

This is another fantastic card, i really like the colours on this one, it's perfect,

Hugs Sue x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx hazel

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card I love the cascading fern stamp - and yes it's another thing on my wish list, love this colour combo but also think it would work so well with many other colours.

Sheila congratulations, you lucky girl. Hope you're feeling better, take it easy.

Looking forward to hearing how you will be spend spending mums birthday. Take care, love Brenda xxx

Helen K - Take it easy
Steph - don't go overdoing things.
Cameeli - good luck with the last minute shopping.

Hope everyone has a good weekend LOL

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue an crafty crew. Stunning card sue. Love the black embossing it looks so good and very effective.
My sciatica came back with a vengeance this week so off work but I'm too sore to craft. Can't sit or stand too long an I can't concentrate either. Oh well ill just keep looking at ur cards an get some ideas in ready for when I can get goin again lol
Love Tracy from killie x

Tracy Stitt said...

Ps congrats to Sheila lucky lady. I'm jealous lol x

Gail said...

Very different and I like the look of the different shapes for the aperture xx very nice xx GailT xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a beauty of a card I love it the colours are brilliant together,congrats to Sheila you lucky lady, Sarah xx

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
What a great card,love the midnight snow(which I have bought but not used yet).Congratulations Sheila.
Love Angela x

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, I hope you are well and having a great time. A very pretty card today thanks. Kind regards Joanne K x

Emily said...

Beautiful card, Sue! Love the colors.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous elegant card. Lovely stamps and dies you have used. Congratulations to the lucky winner..

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Take care. Claire

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the aperture. Insert if that makes sense. I really, really will have to have a go at something like this.
Beverley W

weefortune said...

Good Morning Sue, the sun is shining here at least for a little while I hope...., Stunning card today Black always adds a bit of drama, have a lovely Saturday elaine x

hollyberry said...

Lovely card and do think that fern stamp is gorgeous.

Helen Barker said...

Stunning card,love the colours and that fern background stamp is beautiful.
Helen Bx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,

Today's card is great and the colour combo is brilliant, just the ticket with a few alterations for a birthday card for my brother. I feel a crafting session coming on (although to be fair I am always in a crafting mood)!

Janice Wallace said...

Lovely classy card, and celebrate is exactly what I intend doing. My 60th birthday today. Working tonight but having dinner with friends tomorrow.

Hope everyone has a good weekend,

Jill Liddle said...

Very classy card today Sue. I think the black helps to class-y it up. Love using black on my cards.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card today !! I love the mix of different dies. They all look great together. Unfortunately I do not have any of them. The vintage tag die is on my wish list though as I really like this unusual shape and I think it would be big enough to fit various sized sentiments inside it and other larger toppers to. (ie flowers ect.) Well I know some of us don't like the colours used, but personally I think the card looks lovely and I do really like these colours together. As always, fab stick pins !! My faux quilled leaves dies have arrived from Joanna Sheen this morning. They are Sooo cute !! I will definitely be having a play with them over the weekend. I hope you are having a great time with your family Sue.
To all the Wilsonettes, I hope everyone is ok today. Take care everyone and stay safe. Lots of love. Tres x x x

Maryann Laursen said...

Another awesome card here again today. First I was a bit about the color, but the more I look at it the more I actually begins to like it, so if I keep looking, I´ll just love it around 2 PM I´m sure ha ha ha
Have a great week-end everyone.

Tres said...

Sorry I forgot to say Congratulations to Sheila for winning Wednesdays card. X x x
Lots of love Tres x x x

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Like the colour and tan. Didn't that used to be an alcoholic drink some years back? i think that your stick pins are so pretty and i really must give them a go as I have lots of beads which I have collected over the years and never done anything with them. However I have tried your melted satin flowers and was really pleased with how they turned out. Thank you for all your hints and tips they really are appreciated. Have a great weekend everyone and congrats to Sheila. Hugs Pauline A x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card. I love the colour combination. This is gorgeous. Thank You,
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card tried to open your blog just after six but
wasn't playing I think it's still my
laptop acting up. Well done Shiela.
Nancyd xx

Sioux P said...

Hi Sue, Love the colour combination on this card and that cascading fern background is so useful and lovely.

dreamer said...

Hi Sue , how stunning this card. Is both plain and yet wild with these colours, stands out well, just an other cards to thrill us with, thanks again Sue
Regards Wendy

sued99 said...

I like the design of this one but the colours aren't 'singing' to me. Might have a try with some different colours.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
I do so love today's card
Not got the background stamp but it might have to go on my shopping list that keeps growing as we speak lol
Those pins and flowers are to die for too
I need to try making my own pins Got any tips ?
You take care Sue
Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to lucky Sheila. Fab project, Sue. I do love this style of card.

Lea Brawn said...

A stunning card Sue. Very smart colours I really had to look closely to break down all the elements. Your stick pins are gorgeous
Much love Lea x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Beautiful card - I love this colour combination. Congrats to Sheila. Hugs to all xxx

Joanna Dickson said...

My oh life Sue. Everyday you bring a smile to my face. Classy and elegant. A gorgeous card again.
Hope everyone is as well as can be and wish you all a lovely weekend.
Lots of love as usual, Jo xx

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone.
love the colours on this
gift from you Sue, the
cascading background is sooo
pretty.[ something else I need ]
Bet the weather where you are
Sue is much better than the
weather here in Yorkshire
it,s cold, damp and drizzly.
Hope Everyone is ok today. From
Christine C and Ella

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Hope you're enjoying your break with your Mom and family. Another stunning card! I finally made up my mind and now have 2 of the 3 Sue Wilson dies I ordered after my last post, can't wait till I'm up to going in the craft (half a) room to see if I have learnt anything in the last week and a bit! At least I can take my phone and have your blog to help me while I'm in there. I love tone on tone and although I don't have the exact dies/stamps (the fern background is now on my wishlist! ) I have similar so I'll see if I can give it a go soon as I feel well enough or can stay awake long enough to sit up the table- but those new dies are a tremendous motivation!

Crafty hugs

T x

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon Sue, I am so glad you left instructions to leave comments, I could never work it out myself. As usual another brilliant card.

Love Pam

Anonymous said...

P S, well done Shiela x
from Christine c and Ella

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
What an elegant card, I can't decide if it's girly or not, the colour combo could be quite masculine but with the delicate cascading fern stamp and pretty (albeit black) flowers it would be great for a couple. I must get me some of that midnight snow, it's lush!
Have a great weekend.

Susan White said...

Really pretty - looks more navy and cream on my screen, but still lovely. Thanks Susan x

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty Sue, I'm also rather partial to a bit of black :)

Sonia Jones said...

Super card today. I love everything about it. Hugs to all Sonia x

Barbara Hynes said...

I have just discovered your blog. Love your card. It is so beautiful.

Barbara in Newfoundland

Barbara Hynes said...

Hi Sue, I just love your card. I stumbled upon this today. I will return to see some more of your beautiful cards.

jane stillman said...

A gorgeous card, especially love the background x

lynda said...

Sue I love this card the cascading fern background is a gorgeous stamp. I love the colour combo & layout,
So elegant .Love Lynda Brock xx
Congratulations to Sheila on winning Wednesdays card
Helen Kington you take care let hubby look after you xx
Tracy Stitt sorry your in so much pain with sciatica I know what that's like as I also suffer with it but it's ok at moment take care.xx
Camille hope you find your shoes ext good luck xx
Steph look after yourself don't over do it & good luck at market tomorrow xx
Hugs to Pam Tina & Tress Norah & every one who needs them.
Lynne hope fur babies behave for you today xx
Love Lynda xx

Joan Donaldson said...

Lovely card Sue.

terrie said...

This card is very elegant...
The black add tan goes so well together...
Well done Sue.

Virginia Davey said...

Hi Sue a very elegant card. Have a good weekend everyone.i Gin xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely colours, a combination I love. The cascading ferns look great when used in both ways, well done Sheila on winning the card. Hope all is well in Florida Sue xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Elegance has been the theme this week and here is another beauty

Jennifer Kirk said...

A lovely elegant looking card Sue, perfectly embellished as usual x x x

Anonymous said...

A very warm welcome to our brand new Wilsonette.
Barbara Hynes. You are now officially addicted and look forward to reading your comments. You have found the BEST craft blog ever. I have a very good friend who lives in Newfy.

Look forward to your input here.

Lancashire Steph xx

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Barbara said...

Very pretty card, the cascading fern background is lovely.
Congratulations Sheila on winning a Sue masterpiece. I have a collection of three on my wall and two from Sam. I still need one from Julia and now Phil, will keep emailing in when they are on C&C.

Beth T said...

I love this card--- the aperture idea to add layers without adding height is genius. I think I will have to start making the stick pins as well-it's been on my to do list for awhile--but you have definitely inspired me! Thank you so much.

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely lovely card!

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, love the design on this one as well as the colours. Loving the cascading fern stamp, its on my wish list lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another great card - love how you use different dies on your cards and the colour combination works really well. Your stick pins are brilliant. Have a great weekend. Best wishes

Jan.moogie said...

Very elegant today Sue, love it xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, certainly a striking card today but I'm afraid it doesn't strike a chord with me. Not sure why, maybe just the colours.

Congratulations on winning a card Sheila, I bet seeing your name made you feel loads better straight away.

Pauline A - a black and tan is half and half Guinness (or a.n.other stout) and bitter. It used to be very popular in the 60's & 70's in the London area but I expect it has gone out of fashion now.

The sun has just come out for the first time today but the sky is still very black, I am sure there is rain on it's way.

Kate's Cards said...

Great! Hope you are enjoying your holiday. Xxxxx

Blue Rose said...

What an amazing all the layering you did, it is truly awsome. Great, great, job.

Leanne said...

Another gorgeous card!!

Jackie Meechan said...

Another Gorgeous card Sue. Love it. Hope you are enjoying your time away and relaxing. Hope everyone has a great weekend.


Anne Taylor said...

Lovely card hope your enjoying your holiday x

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card I have never used black in my cards but this may sway me.
Jennywren xx

Karen Drew said...

I love black cards they always seem so elegant. Been to a craft show today. Spent most of my budget on your dies. Just as well it is pay day on Monday!!!!!!
Karen xx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
The cascading ferns background looks fab again.

Margaret O

Anonymous said...

Lovely card today,love the layers.
Best wishes Lilian

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card once again! It's even better as I have this cascading ferns stamp ! I love your use of black and how you manage to get such texture and depth into a card. Little flowers lovely also and the stock pins!
Love to all who are not feeling well today and also who those who are worried or sad.
Trust you have a good day tomorrow , Steph. Hope you have a sell out ! X
Congratulations Sheila on winning such a lovely card!
Love Myra

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue this card inspiring,I love the Black and Tan ,the different dies,the embossing,another winner,congrats to Sheila ,on winning your card,thank,thank you to the Lady for the stick pin advice.

Dawn Louise said...

Great card, stylish. Regal. I really like how you put colours together inspiring me to use these combinations.

Laura O said...

like the poppy style flowers ,have a great weekend ,Laura O

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Today's card is a little on the dark side for me but love the design and the cascading fern background so will try it in another colour maybe black and cream , so love your stick pins .
Congrats to Sheila ,
Have a safe and happy weekend everyone

Hugs to everyone especially Sue and mum

Jean D

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card. That background stamp is shown really well. X

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
What a novel way of edging the card, it really makes a difference
Thank you for all your inspiration
Pat x

ang said...

Lovely card love every the stamping makes the card really pop angxx

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue, really gorgeous card again Sue.Always have liked black themed cards.
Congratulations to Sheila on winning.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Susi x

Carol S. said...

Wonderful card today as always Sue. Love this design and colours. Well done to the lucky card winner. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, love the colours and its a great style.

Janice Robinson said...

Great card again Sue.well done Sheila,lucky lady winning one of Sue's cards.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
One word STunning card thanks Tracy w x

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
I love the fern stamp and see it being very versatile. I'm always amazed at the way you use the dies within each other. Congratulations to Sheila on winning the card. Best wishes to all Wilsonettes
Vanessa x

Vie Carter said...

A very elegant card today


Vie Carter said...

A very elegant card today


Paper Junkie said...

Another fabulous card Sue - love the look of the midnight snow - love the name too. Congratulations to Sheila - as a past card winner I know how excited you are feeling and when you receive it I know you will treasure it as much as I do mine. Thank you too to all my well wishers for my ukulele concert last night - we had a blast - raised lots of dosh for Practical Action so had a wonderful time. Then as if I hadn't had enough excitment (isn't it strange when it all comes at once) I went to a Mad Hatters Tea Party this afternoon with my lovely daughter at our local village hall, run by the British Legion - where we wore very daft hats and won a bottle of sherry in the raffle! Now just off to a Jazz evening in Henley - yet another charity night. Would have a rest tomorrow but must get gardening again -so much to do so hope it's not going to rain. Hugs and love to all. X

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, a very striking card today. I use so much black card, I just love it!! Hugs Sam xxx

Lesley Harris said...

A stunning, crisp card. Ive got the rose folder but never used it to such perfection. Stunning card.

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue,
Sorry Sue, bad day and just so tired that i never got to the commenting part today. Although not my colour scheme, i would love to try out your wonderful creation on different coloured card stock. I can vision your beautiful card in another version of colours, so maybe if awake long enough tomorrow i might be able to have a go.
Janice W, a very Happy Birthday flower today on you 60th. Now you're just about reaching middle age soon and i hope that you have had a lovely day.
Tracy Stitt, you poor thing. Sciatica is so very painful from experience that i hope you truely get relief soon. Did you try the hot and cold treatment or the old fashion cure...the hot water bottle. I do hope you feel better tomorrow and are up to playing, sorry working intensely on your cards that you need to make. Ann in France you seem to be having a time of it also this weather. I hope that the small stroke that you had, has passed and you are back to yourself soon, but please don't go mad with everything as we don't want you taking a worse one. Helen k, let your lovely husband look after you for a change and behave. What a fright you must have got not to mention your poor hubby. Did he call in the doctor to check you over as you do not faint for no reason and certainly not twice within a matter of minutes. Try and enjoy your enforced rest, as being of the nature to have regular meeting with my friends the floor, bottom of the stair that i had been at the top of beforehand and the pavement, they can get to be not very nice in the friendship department, i can tell you as even the dog gets itself worked up at me lying there.
Oh Janet, i must apologise flower, i could not find you anywhere so had no idea about your beloved father in law. I am sending you gentle hugs for you and your family along with my deepest sympathy. I hope that your family can get through one day at a time but know that all us Wilsonettes are thinking of you as we are for our lovely Pam who is i really hope getting stronger by the day.
Tina, thinking of your father and hope he is coming back to normal and the infection is lifting.
From an absolutely cracking day here at the Ochil Hills i wish you all love and see you tomorrow hopefully,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Norah McPhee said...

Oh Sheila flower, my head is away somewhere else tonight and not with me, congratulations on being this weeks winner of the Wednesday card
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today yet again. Funnily enough I ordered this background stamp sometime ago and it arrived today, so now I can use your lovely card for inspiration. Congratulations to Sheila on winning one of your cards.

Dawn Searle xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

It's quite dark for my taste, but I like it.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Congratulations to Sheila, you lucky, lucky girlie !!
This card is 'incredible' I love the stamping and the tone on tone and the midnight snow. I have most of these elements, so I will definitely be trying this one, it is stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nzillingworth said...


Pam said...

Happy 60th Janice W, enjoy your meal tomorrow, still got some way to go to catch up to Jill (Sue's Mom). Thank you Norah for your kind thoughts, an everyone else too.

Delilah64 said...

I have been so busy today that I haven't managed to do any crafting. After seeing this card, it has given me a kick up the bum I needed to fit in a quick card now. Thanks for inspiring, as always.

Nic xx

Helen Jones said...

hi lovely card again need to get the back ground stamp best wishes

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
Yet another lovely card I love the background. Congrats to Sheila. Janet sorry to hear about your Father in Law. Norah sorry you are not so good today I am exactly the same took my Mum out came home and slept tried to do some more proof reading but couldn't keep my eyes open. Love and hugs to all.

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and all the Wilsonettes! Gorgeous card Sue and I love those colours together. The stamp and the dies, just like you intended, mix and match with each other wonderfully. I'm going to have to have some of the black embossing powder it looks so classy black on black. Those are gorgeous stickpins thinks they could be next on the agenda...(and so say all of us!) x Hoping that you are having a wonderful time with your mom and the family.....and a rest? Mmmmm.....To Janice, hope you've had a wonderful birthday! Cameeli, hope you found your dream shoes...Anne love and hugs to you, hope you're resting.. Norah, hope your foot is better, it's been great reading your ditties again! Kitty, hope you managed the wallpapering... Tina, love and hugs to you and your dad, bless him x Tracy, I hope your sciatica has eased off. Been there, not nice....x Paperjunkie, so glad everything went brilliantly for you and everyone! You busy bee! Steph, hope you've had a good day today too at the market, Lynne, me thinks there is definitely a conspiracy going on between your husband and the fur babies....! love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need x Congratulations Sheila! Wonderful! Do the whoop whoop dance! You are in for a treat, Sue's cards are even more gorgeous than the photo's! Take care everyone, see you all tomorrow! xx Love Karen xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely elegant card, love it - thank you.

Well done Sheila.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

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