Saturday, 17 May 2014

Happy Birthday Wishes

 Hello crafters!  It's a black and white kind of day today, hope you don't mind!  I must confess that when I can't decide on a colour combo, black and white is my "go to" as I just love the way it looks, which almost always includes some black and black embossing.  I think that has such an elegant look to it!  I started just that way in fact, by stamping the Justrite Floral Lace background using a clear Perfect Medium pad on to black card.  I heat embossed the image with black embossing powder for a crisp look.  I used the Justrite Vintage tag to cut an aperture in the middle of the card (that design is drawn into the centre of the stamp image too so it is easy to line up.)  I cut six of the Heirloom Flourish One die in white and glued them around the edge of my background as an accent.  The side die cuts are slightly overlapped to make them fit along the edge.   On a separate piece of white card, I stamped the Home Bakery Labels tag in black.   I stamped my sentiment on white card and cut it out with Vintage Labels seven.  I cut another of the same die in black, nipped in in half and used it as a shadow behind my sentiment and mounted it with foam for dimension.  I used my Classic Rose die and made a flower which I "sugared" with Iced Snow.  I seated it on a messy bow tied from white seam binding and some white tulle.  I finished the card with a double white mat and some pearls in the corners.  Finished dimensions are 6" x 7" in size.

The winner of this week's card giveaway is:

Dawn Searle!!!

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


Pam said...

Beautiful morning here Sue and all Wilsonettes and a beautiful card to go with it. You brighten my day every day.
Congrats to Dawn on her win
Well done Cam but are we surprised, think not.
Norah and Steph you should take care of yourselves.
Hugs and best wishes to all who need them, have a good weekend

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
What an elegant card today. I love it
Enjoy the sunshine
Pat x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Wow what a beautiful card! Love the elegance of black and white together, love the black embossing. Congratulations to Dawn for winning your card, lucky lady! Love Jeanxxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. What a beautiful card today. The black and white are stunning together. Weather lovely here at the moment in N.Ireland hope it lasts. Have a nice day to. Hugs Heather.x

Vick said...

Hi Sue,
As you know, black is a favourite colour for me and this card is blooming lovely!!
Congratulations to Dawn for winning the giveaway card from the middle of the week!! Hope you have a lovely weekend Sue, Hugs, Vick xxx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Brenda Lello said...

Morning Sue
What an elegant card, it really is quite stunning, love the black embossing, its all so very classy - I love it.
Really early start for us today, we are off to help my sister who is moving house today.
Hope everyone has a good weekend.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Cameeli WELL DONE.
Norah, Hope you are Ok after your DIY yesterday!

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another elegant card. Congratulations to Dawn. The sun is shinning here to. Have a good weekend all Kitty

Ivonka said...

Hi Sue - I love that filigree flourish around the edges. I've seen you do another card like that and I admired it then. Gorgeous card. Glad you're all having sun. Rainy with high winds here in Slovakia (serious flooding in parts of the country) so we're having some of what you poor folks have been subjected to. Glad it's good in the UK though. Best wishes - Yvonne xxxx

Marion Bull said...

Today is my husband's birthday and we have a big party this afternoon so I wouldn't even be looking at this blog, never mind leaving a comment but I couldn't resist. What a stunning card, so elegant and classy. Should shave made that one for him!!! Back to the food!! Happy day everyone!
Marion B xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card, sheer elegance. As you know I'm a lover of black on black, and the white rose is GORGEOUS.
Congrats to Dawn - she is so lucky.
Have a great weekend, everyone.
Hugs, Rose

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning everyone,
WOW!! you just know how to make a card stand out from the crowd, this one is just gorgeous!!
Congratulations to Dawn, enjoy!!

The sun is out here too and set to be the hottest day so far.

Our builder will be here at 8am so have a few little jobs to do at the allotment then a lounging day watching Julia on an I pad in the garden.
I tried to watch her last night but kept nodding off. Yes I must admit last week was a bit frantic more than the wedding.

James sent me a nice photos of the honeymooners swimming with Dolphins, they are really having a blast!!

Hugs to Norah and Steph and anyone who needs some TLC xxx

Cameeli xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Very elegant card Sue. Well done on your win.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very sophisticated card. Love classic black and white. So chic. All finished off beautifully by the gorgeous rose. Fab! Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs to all.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Forgot to say congrats to Dawn.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! What a contrast from yesterday but equally as beautiful. I love the black on black embossing, and as you say it looks so elegant.
Hugs x
Heather T

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
WOW!! I can't believe I have been lucky enough to win a beautiful card made by Sue. I feel very privileged and will treasure it always. It will take pride of place in my craft room where I can see it everyday. I also really love today's card, as I too love black and white on cards and is always so striking. What a wonderful start to the weekend! Have a great weekend everyone whatever you are doing.
Love and hugs from a very happy and surprised
Dawn Searle xxxxx

Nicola Belshaw said...

I can see why you always go back to black and white, it is so elegant xxx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Fantastic card Sue, so very elegant.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, beautiful and elegant card. Love the flourishes popping out at the sides. Congratulations to Dawn x

Joan D said...

Beautiful card to go with a beautiful morning here in Staffordshire. My favourite colour combo.can't go wrong with it. Great textures in this card along with fab colours,what not to like!xxx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue, lovely classy card, it's gorgeous. Love the colour combo too. x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous, black and white is such an eye-catching combination. Congratulations to Dawn you are a lucky lady. It looks like the weather is going to be good here today. Have a great weekend. Love Jackie

tracy w said...

Hi sue
From a warm and sunny DONCASTER this card is stunning love black and white the background stamp great must get this one thank you Tracy w x ps going to sun bath today in the garden today my crafting project will have to wait x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the black and white combo but there's just too much black on this for my taste. Congratulations Dawn on winning one of Sue's cards, I hope that one day I might be as lucky. Carmeeli, well done, it will be a huge relief to have Ofsted over and done with.
Looks like a lovely sunny day so I think a long walk along the seafront to try and get rid of the headache I've had for 4 days might be in order.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Sue xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, My Kind Of Card! I just Love Black and White as you know.
This Card is so Rich, Stunning, Awesome, Opulent and Extremely Extremely Classy. I Just Love It.
I Love the Black Embossed Background and the Aperture where you've placed your Tag using The Fabulous
Home Bakery Tag from JustRite then stamping your sentiment and cutting out using Vintage Labels Seven Die. I also really Love how you've cut out so many pieces of The Filigree Flourish Die Set and placed them just behind your Background, then you've added a Fabulous Rose, Tulle and a Stunning Seam Binding Bow.
This Is a Beautiful Card Sue, Thank You so much for sharing and the close up Photograph shots.
Take Great Care Sue
Love and Hugs from Sam x
Congratulations to Dawn Searle on winning The Wonderful Wednesday Gift Card from Sue.
Hugs to everyone from Sam

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

This is so gorgeous, so love the embossed background it really does look like Lace. Love the design, beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - well it is a beautiful day here in Bristol and I also have the builders coming at 8am (neighbours love us as they will be knocking the render from the front of the house).
This card is beautiful. Very elegant and I have started to use black a lot more.
Congrats to Dawn - a lucky lady.
Hugs to Norah and Steph and anyone who needs some comfort. Have a good day all - I am trying to work out how to keep the dog quiet when the work starts. Helen xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, loving it all and easily changed to any colour combo.
Donna Jones

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely back an white combo, love he way the die just peeks out from behind the background. Congratulations to Dawn, xxx

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the inspiration on this one Sue, lovely as always. Am so enjoying your videos.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - what a stunner - this is definitely a must try - such elegant class - love it! Over cast here today at mo but sun is promised later and even better tomorrow they say. Gardening and washing beckons first today - Happy crafty weekend all
Clare W

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I think I might have just become a convert to black and white! I love this card! It's very rich and opulent and would make a fabulous man card. Well done to Dawn on her win - a lucky lady. Cameeli was going to add a post last night but wasn't sure if you would see it , so I am sending you massive congratulations for achieving outstanding in your Ofsted - well done although knew you could do it! Now you can finally relax. Norah, Steph hope you are both ok. Lindsay hope foals are ok, Lynne hope fur babies behave themselves today!love & hugs to everyone. Alison xx

Victoria said...

Very elegant card Sue. Love the flourish dies popping out of the back - very effective indeed. The black embossing is pretty too as is the sugared flower.

Diane said...

A very elegant card today Sue I love the blac on black technique . Have a lovely day with your mum. Love Diane G xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card. I love the black and white combo when i get stuck but i also like black and cream. I think you can't fail with them colour ways always elegant and classy. Congrats to Dawn on her lucky win. Have a great weekend sue whatever you are doing.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - how I love this black & white card! Must have a go at this one!
A great weekend to all
Janette xx

karenlotty said...

Black & white always looks so effective Congrats Dawn I loved Wednesday's card I will try to remember black & white as a go to when I'm struggling for a colour combi

jane gray said...

Morning Sue. Such a beautiful card today. I can it making a gorgeous wedding card. Jx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card love the black and white always so crisp and fresh.

I can see beautiful blues sky from my C/Room window and Mr Sunshine is paying a visit fingers x'd for a nice day.

Congratulations Dawn

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
We have sunshine again this morning! Better be careful or we might just get used to it!!
Today's gift is so so elegant and classic. Black/White always a winner in my book and for me today's background takes first prize. I just shouts luxury.
no crafting today it's shopping morning - I loathe these things that stop me from my crafting but mouths need feeding etc. Congratulations Dawn - you're a very luck girl.
Congratulations Cam - you can now have some real R&R.
Take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue Such a striking card and a fantastic way, with the contrast to yesterday's, to show how wide a range of options there are for us card makers and every one is beautiful!
Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine Gx

Lacelady said...

Striking card today Sue, I love that background stamp. Congrats to Dawn on winning this week's card.

Jan.moogie said...

Stunningly elegant is today's card Sue. Wow how gorgeous and yet so simple when you read the instructions, he he xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Super card. Very elegant and the black on black embossing is fabulous.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Of course we don't mind black and white, always elegant

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Like everyone else I love black and white and this card is so elegant. Your sugared flowers look so pretty, mine tend to look a bit blobby - must work on that one. Have a great weekend everyone.

Love Rosemarie xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Love this stunning elegant black and white card, you always pull something out the bag Sue.
Congrats to Dawn
Carol x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love today's card everything is just perfect.
Have a fantastic weekend

Patricia xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, a truly elegant card anyone would be thrilled to receive, love from Jackie D

June Horrocks said...

Lovely card sue love it thank you for sharing hope you are well and your mum of course love June xxxxx

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue, I also like Black and White.
Congratulations Dawn
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Stunning, striking, superb always love monochrome!

Anne Crawford said...

Wonderful card, love the black on black embossing and the sugared rose!
Just a short comment today as I'm playing golf at 9:30am, rain forecast for noon so I suppose we better play fast!
Hugs to all xo

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue and everyone, what a lovely start to the day, with this super card. Another stunner Sue as always.
Hope you and everyone has a great weekend. Susi xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is such an elegant card and I really love the Justrite lace background, it is so beautiful .
Love from
Lesley S

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue,and to everyone.
Today's card is classy and very elegant! Black and white is always a fabulous combination.
Congratulations to Dawn.Lucky lady!
I would like to share a little tip which some of you may have already tried. For those with dexterity problems who like to do the paper pricking Sue is famous for, try using a scoring board and a tracing wheel, or Score Buddy. Just run the wheel/Buddy down the required groove on each side of the card and hey presto, you have lovely straight lines, and no aching wrists!!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend Sue, and to all Wilsonettes too.
Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue I like black and white but not keen on this one ,think it's the big bow again.
Marion H

Brooke b said...

Morning Sue, lovely day today and a georgeous card to go with it. Xxxx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I'm not a black and white card person, but I love this one.
I'm down here in sunny Cornwall with my mum, went to see my brother yesterday, he is not good! Yet still to sort out a proper treatment plan, palliative or otherwise.
He wife and daughter are being very brave.
Gail Cx

Rachel Taylor said...

Gorgeous creation Sue ,love it .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

ang said...

Lovely elegant card thanks for sharing your daily inspiration, hope do do some crafting in the garden later its supposed to be a nice day angxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love black and white I also like white on white and I add a bit of colour with the bow or the bling.
Congratulations to Dawn on winning the card, lucky lady
Love and Hugs to all
Happy crafting Wilsonettes
Love Tina x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a classy elegant card. I love black and white, and your layout is stunning, love the sugared flower. Well done Dawn. Have a great day all, it looks like summer has arrived. Bx

Virginia Davey said...

What a different card,black and white always look very elegant . Thank you . Hope you all enjoy the lovely sunshine.

TOB said...

wow love this card, black embossing on black card love it. Really neat idea adding the die cuts at the back of the card to add that extra something. Dawn, lucky lady. Hugs to all who need them. Off to the beach today (which is 5 mins away). Looking forward to a rest day with my hubby, daughter off to Archery, so we are all doing what we enjoy. It's beautiful already here so lots of sun cream and water.Have a great day, Love Theresa xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card black and white is always a winner, the filigree dies around the edge are beautiful. love Jean Z xxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A fabulous, classy, elegant and beautiful card, can you tell I love it. The black embossing is stunning. Congratulations to Dawn.
Have a lovely day.

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, I hope you are well and having a good weekend. Gorgeous card today. I always think a card done in black in white is so classy and stylish. Love today's offering. Kind regards Joanne K x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Absolutely blanck and white and also love the black/black embossing (must get that lace background stamp).

Congratulations Dawn!

Love Sheila xx

Alison Couchman said...

This is so elegant Sue. I do love black embossing on black. Congratulations to Dawn - I loved the Weds card but have to say I love this one more.
Glad for good weather as now have to rinse out all the dyeing I did yesterday. This is where the magical alchemy gets revealed so fingers crossed that yesterday's long hours were worth it.
Have a good weekend everyone.

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Hi Sue and all. Opened up your blog today to see the title was Happy birthday wishes, and as today is my birthday it was like getting a card from you!! I love black and white too. X hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Beautiful card, love black n white great card. hugs to all
Lorraine x

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
Well everyone has already used all the words that I would have typed to describe this card so I'll leave it at that!! Congrats to Dawn and thank you to Hilary for the scoring tip - I'll give it a try.
By the way the card is SCRUMPTIOUS.

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, black and white you can't beat it for pure elegance

Debra Denman said...

Oh what a beautiful morning. And an elegant card to start the day. I do like the black and white combo it would suit everyone I think.
Have a fabulous day in the sun
Debra x

rachel said...

this is stunning - I adore that background - so very classy - love it xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card , i just love Black and White .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue very elegant black and white card - lovely
Denise X

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. I run out of words trying to describe how lovely your cards are. Every one is stunning in it´s own way.
Don´t say it often enough but thank you for the inspiration and happiness you give me with your creations.
Love Val in Spain x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A classy elegant card, I use black and white lots, thanks to you and I love the black on black embossing, it is so sophisticated. The sugared flower is scrummy and the flourish edges are gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend with your Mom.
Hugs to Pam and Tina, thinking of you.
Norah and Steph take care of yourselves and hope you are feeling well.
Congratulations Cameeli, knew you would do it.
Congratulations Dawn, enjoy and treasure.
Gail thinking of you and sending love and prayers to you and your family, gentle hugs.
Lynne M hope you are feeling better, love and hugs to you, Tilly and Cully.
Take care everyone and enjoy the sunshine.
Hugs June xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card today. Black and white is so crisp and clean. So Sunday best :)

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. What a stunning card Sue. Love everything about it. Congrats to Dawn :-) Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful card. I just love Black & White. so elegant it@s definitley got the X Factor!

Lorraine W x

SerenePolly said...

Good morning Sue

I love this card - stunning. I do agree that black and white is so elegant for any occasion.

Take care


Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue WOW this is stunning I love every thing about it. Sue you are one talented lady I love looking at your blog for ideas. Congratulations Dawn on your card win. Take care xxx

Debs A xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Sue ..nice card have a nice weekend and happy crafting ...x

doreenj said...

I think blk/wht combinations always look elegant!! Another great card!

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Classic and beautiful card. Take care. Claire

fame01 said...

hi Sue
Another stunner of a card .. and gosh the weather is amazing to so happy days all round .. hugs to all who needs one .. take care all .. sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - well STUNNING seems to be the word of the day - absolutely gorgeous card and I love the way you have used the die cuts. Black and white is always a winner. Best wishes

Emily said...

Love the card! Think black and white is so elegant. Great job!

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, love the card today. I am with you with black and white - you just can't lose. The flourish is so elegant. Thanks for the inspiration, must have a play.
ElizabethS x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning card today, black and white are always awesome together. Take care everyone, hugs to all who need them. Congratulations Dawn on winning Sue's card. Jessx

hollyberry said...

What a beautiful day it is here today and a beautiful card to go with it.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue elegant xx hazel

Laura O said...

fab card ,love the black and white colours theme together ,Always looks great ,Also like the black stamped on black .Laura O

Aspiring crafter said...

Great card Sue -very elegant and great for a celebration card methinks!
Have a lovely weekend Sue and all ,

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, stunning card. Love black and white cards. Congratulations to Dawn.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Today's card is so beautiful Sue in the broad black and white. Now i don't normally like so much black, i'm fine with a hint of but not normally full on, but today's card is stunning Sue and i think i would give this to some men as well. I love the wee filigree edging that you have put on down the sides and top and bottom. Is that Becca's, because the brain can't function that great at remembering the now i can't remember if it is or not?
I am sewing up a circular shawl that i finished on Thursday or i'll change that to trying to sew it up. How can you have the same number of rows on each edge and still get to the end with 4rows to spare. I've tried pining it, counting it, and taking a chance on it and still it is not cooperating with me.Eerrr, i am now going to roll the sleeves up on it in warning i mean business and it will sew up how it should or else.
WELL DONE CAMEELI, we had no doubts as we knew just how wonderful you are. Hope you enjoyed the glass of bubbly. I will raise my cup of coffee to your success.CHEERS!!!
Hope you have a lovely birthday today Evelyn. Enjoy your spoiling time that you get hopefully. And Marion's husband as well, Happy birthday to you too and i hope that you have a great day as well.
Well done Dawn, enjoy your mini Sue masterpiece when it comes like i do every day, as it is a continuing source of both pleasure and inspiration.
Brenda, O H just seems to forget everything when he goes into DIY mode, so body a bit shaken up in more than a few places and is complaining when i do silly things like wanting to stand up or walk or sit and joy of joys he is continuing today which means by Monday i am going to be worth nothing. I am not used to this finishing things off that he starts as this is the first time in 26 years on meeting him that he has ever finished something that he started. I hope your sister has many years of enjoyment and happiness in her new home.
Janet(Ecco) its called the internet and home delivery. They do all the hard work and you just need to put it away when it comes, of course there is the other option called sending the family out to do the shopping for you and save your legs and your sanity.
Hilary i got a similar sort of tool, the leather pricking wheel tool that puts the holes in the leather for you sewing, but i will see if it works going down the scoring board, thank you. I will try it folks and report back findings.
Have a great day where ever you are today and enjoy the sun. Our sun has deserted us for the rain but that's ok, once a week we don't mind as long as it is once. Thinking of our special friends who need our caring thoughts and prayers but i hope that even if there is no sun outside, you have some inside to help you.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeou card. So elegant in black and white. I love the heat embossed background. Congratulations to the lucky winner of your card.

Gail said...

Beautiful card and the colour combo that I use most but I am trying very hard to remedy that xx luv everything about it xx GailT xx

Susan White said...

Such an elegant card today Sue - just love black and white myself too. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card love black & white so classy, have a lovely day x

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & lovely blog ladies,
It's a beautiful morning here in sunny Oxfordshire.
Sue I love the monochrome card today, I just love the monochrome look, so classy. That filigree die is really pretty, I hadn't noticed how delicate it was until you used it in that way, it's funny how a different angle or view of something can totally change your opinion.
Congratulations Dawn, you will treasure the card I am sure.
Cameeli , I didn't expect anything less, you are a very dedicated lady, relax and chill today in the garden, don't forget your sun block though, don't want burnt extremities!,
Norah, glad you survived the DIY , just make out you are too busy to help today else you will have one very painful week next week!
Hugs to all, I am going to craft 'al fresco' today,
Sandra xxx

englishrose897 said...

Good morning everyone,

A quick reply today as I have thing to do. Just want to say wow.... Great card.


Maryann Laursen said...

I can only agree, it´s always a gorgeous and sooo elegant mix with black and white, and this is soo beautiful as always Sue, so I sure don´t mind this ha ha ha.
Have a wonderful week-end everyone.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Black and white is always classy:) Love the card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A very elegantcard - beautiful.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP. xxx

Dawn Louise said...

Lovely detail and stylish elegance, versatile design too x

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful, love the details.

jane stillman said...

Love the background and fabulous design. You are right Black and White always looks so classy x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, what a fantastic card still love
black and white.
Congrats Dawn on a beautiful Sue card.
Nancyd xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card today! It looks really beautiful. Very classy. I love the bow and flower and the black embossing. My favourite bit though is the little lacy edge peeking out .
Hope you have a lovely weekend ,Sue, whatever you are doing.
Dawn, congratulations on winning this weeks lovely card.
Gail thinking of you all and sending love. x
Cameeli so pleased to read about your success! Now you really need to relax .
Norah, so sorry no sunshine with you today! Hope it brightens up a bit later on. In the meantime sending love and a sunny smile x
Hope all horses, foals dogs and cats have a lovely day in the sun.
Have a lovely weekend everyone - that's not always easy x
Love Myra

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Loving the black and white theme, a really elegant and classy card today. xx

johanna in widnes said...

hi sue, i adore black and white so this card is made for me, its beautiful and i love the dies you have used

Kate's Cards said...

Most elegant.

Theresa Pace said...

wow! wow! wow! awesome card today sue! right up my street. i love, love, love it. black and white looks so elegant and is comforting a bit like white on white. i really know where you're coming from there Sue. love it xx

Anonymous said...

Black & white always looks stylish, Sue. Great card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, thanks for sending us some Floridan sun today. Afternoo Willsonettes. Many congrats to you Dawn on your card, you must be chuffed to bits.
Gail C. Really hope a good care plan is soon put into place for you all. You really are in my thoughts as is ALL your family particular your dear brother.

Sue, what an amazing Saturday offering, I love mono and it always looks really really classie, I have many mono cards and they always go down well for both male/female cards. I adore the die peeking from the sides, it just takes your focal point in 2 directions, the beautiful Sue bow plus your central element, unfortunatly non of the dies I have will allow me to do that, just need to add it to my list : )

Not long back from our daughters 1st bridal gown fitting, and the tear's burnt my eyes (again)
So its back to my craft table then prep up ready for the big summer farmers market tomorrow, thank goodness its going to be another sunny day, as tomorrow Im outside ! The question is - gloves or no gloves ?!

Have a beautiful day Sue. Hope all our family here have a good day.
Love to Pam and caring hugs to all that need one.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, love the mono card...gorgeous..very elegant! Hugs Carole Z X

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. Beautiful creation as usual I just canny wait everyday to see whats coming next. I just wish I could see how ur mind works when u look at ur dies and come up with these exciting designs!!
Love an hugs to all
Tracy from killie xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes on this sunny day .I absurlutly love today's card Sue black & white cards I think are one of my favourite colour combos. The just rite lace stamp is gorgeous embossed in black it's so elegant I love the whole Concept of the card, thank you for sharing.Hope your still enjoying your time with your mom & family .love &thugs Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to Dawn winning a Sue Wilson card lucky you Lynda xx

Congratulations Camille for your success well done now time to relax hugs Lynda xx

Steph hope your feeling better today with less pain love Lynda xx

A daily hug for Pam Lynda xx
Norah hope DIY went ok & not to worn out hope you are going to chill out today love & hugs to you & your wee lad Lynda xx

Lynne M hope your feeling better today sending love & gental hugs to you Tilly & Cully hope they behave for you Lynda xx

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Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, I do like black and white, it is very striking.
Congratulations to Dawn, how lucky are you. that card was one of my favourites!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a truly elegant card today. The black on black embossing shows up really well with that stamp.
Congratulations to Dawn for winning the Wednesday wonder.
I was so looking forward to working in the garden this afternoon but the weather has other ideas. Coming home earlier I saw rain had stopped play as the local cricketers ran for cover. Oh well, there is always tomorrow :) If you have sunshine, enjoy it and for those of us less fortunate well, it's a good excuse to craft!

terrie said...

I wished it was my birthday...the black and white card turned out awesome...such a great color combo...
Well done Sue!

Congrats to the this week winner.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the black on black embossing.
Thank you for inspiring us with your designs.
Veronique L

Sioux P said...

Oh Sue not surprised you have had so many comments, the black on black is stunning.

Cathie Weary said...

Absolutely stunning card. I love black and white. I never thought of putting swirls around the outside edge the way you did. Will have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Pauline99 said...

Fabulous card I love the black and white and that die is amazing around the edge.

I've never tried this embossing as I usually end up in a mess but I will give it a go if I get this result.

Keep up the good work all the best Pauline ( freedom99)

Janice K said...

I share your love of black and white Sue, this card is stunning.x

Jane said...

Love it black and white can't go wrong.

Jane xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue Wow Wow I love black and white cards,the embossing with the black embossing powder works so well,and the little bits peeping out. Is stunning.
Congrats to you Dawn on. Winning one of Sues works of art.


Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue , adore this card. Love the black/black emboss and the filigree edge peeking out. A masterpiece. Hoping all well across the sea back come back soon getting SWWS ( Sue Wilson withdrawal symptoms) lol lynne m x x

Feeling better today so hubby was to look after poochies while I escaped to my craftroom. Why didn't that work !! , well hubby decided that the grass needef cutting again as getting too long for his precious poochies . Needless to say , I came downstairs to get a drink to find the lounge and kitchen covered in clumps of newly cut grass. The culprit was Tilly cuz her mouth was green instead of white, asked hubby what his definition was of "looking after poochies" - his reply was that they were just being playful!!!. Aaarrrrggghhhh now before anymore crafting I have hoover again and try to catch Tilly ( oh look mums playing catch) to clean her up as well. What is the saying " God grant me patience but quick " . That so applies today.
Love to all my friends on this blog, may the weekend be bright for you even if the weather isn't lol lynne & fur babies x x x

Joanna Dickson said...

Hiya Sue, from sunny and very warm Blackpool.
Congratulations to Dawn. I bet winning made her Saturday.
I love this colour combo. Absolutely stunning.
Thanks as usual for sharing.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
just love this black & White card today. The heirloom flourishes done as aframe around the stamped image just sets it off.

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card for a beautiful day, I'm a big fan of black and white, I cant think of anything to say that hasn't been said. It would have been my mums birthday today and she would have loved a card so scrummy, thanks Sue.. congratulations Dawn on winning the Yvonne xxx

sued99 said...

Love black and white cards. They are my favourite.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I love black and white out of all the monochromes, it can be masculine or feminine, for young and not so young recipients and lots of variations. It's also a goody if you can't afford a lot of different colours of inks and papers or the stash is low and you need to pop out a batch in a hurry! A lot of these products are on my 'neeeed' list, especially the lace background. You've shown monochrome and these products at their very best.

The blog emails have again been lovely to recieve, some awesome cards to enjoy and have really made my day to look at.

Got a big furry boy making some very funny noises next to me, guess he wants something!

Crafty hugs

T x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love everything about it.

Congrats to Dawn on winning the card.

Happy Crafting!!! X X

Vie Carter said...

What a beautiful elegant card today Sue

Problems with broadband has stopped me commenting - still a little sticking, but better today


Sonia Jones said...

A truly stunning card today. I love it. Well done Dawn on winning the card. Hugs to all Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Very late for me today, so a chance to read all the comments - but everyone else has used all the superlatives available - so I'll just say Sue-perbly sophisticated!
Utterly love it all; thank you, Sue.
Well done Dawn, and Cameeli too who has had a hectic few weeks. Happy Birthday, Evelyn (my late Mum's name) and keep strong Gail.

'P' in Wales
We also have Florida type weather in west Wales, and around Cheddar where we've been today. Lovely.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. This card is super chic and the black on black embossing technique always looks so elegant. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. We are blessed with great weather which lifts everyone's spirits. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
Whst avtotally awesome card, love the elegance of it and it has a very regal feel.
Just love the colour combo super classic.
Amanda x

Lindsay Martin said...

Well Sue, what can I say that has t already been said, it's a lovely card today and that doesn't do it justice, as has been said it's great for any gender.
The foals are all loving this weather the younger three have spent most of the day flat out hiding in the long grass giving me heart attacks each time I go out as I can't see them. Lynne so pleased the pooches were good for you yesterday while you were feeling poorly but nice to hear they are back to their usual antics now. Gail I do hope a suitable plan is put together very soon for your brother gentle hugs to all your family. Cameeli well we all knew you could do it, so now just kick back and relax. Steph sorry to hear your eyes were leaking at the fitting, you will be one very proud lady on the big day, hope you are getting all that crafting done ready for tomorrow. Norah take things easy and don't let the OH work you too hard. Happy birthday to our two birthday people today and hope your days go well.
Gentle hugs to all xx

hotpotato said...

I like it as it's very classic.

SHARICA said...

Pretty card .. xx

Pam B said...

Oh I wish my attempts at black & white were half as good a yours Sue but alas they are not so more practising for me.

Nanny B

Disco Queen said...

Super card Sue! Love the embossing.

Jayne S said...

Very elegant card that would look good in any bright colour as well as black.

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! What a classy, rich, elegant card. It's just gorgeous! Another reminder that you can use fancy corners/tags as part of a frame. Thank you Sue x Dawn congratulations on winning Wednesday giveaway! x Congratulations to you too Cameeli! x thinking of you Gail and sending love and hugs and to all the Wilsonettes that need one...x Have a great weekend everybody! xx Love Karen xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Black and white is always classy and can be used for a lot of occasions, its lovely. Been really hot here in Derbyshire. How can 2 and 4 year olds run around so much when all I want to do is sit still and stay cool. They've gone home now so I'm just catching up. SueL x

Tres said...

Hi Sue, Ooooh this is such a beautiful card today !! I love the black and white monochrome look. I love everything about this card. The black on black embossing looks fab !! I think it looks sort of like two tone black velvet !! It is very classy and elegant looking. I love the heirloom flourish die you have used to, behind the black card making the edges of the card really Lacey and filigree looking. Just beautiful. The Justrite Vintage Label Tag die and the Justrite Label Seven die really match well together to. I love your white messy bow and white "sugared" flower, a perfect finishing touch to a very elegant card. This is a really stunning card Sue !! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Sue, I hope you are having a good time today. Lots of love from Tres x x x

To all the Wilsonettes, wishing everyone lots of love today from Tres x x x

Tres said...

Sorry I forgot to say Congratulations to Dawn on winning the Wednesday card !! Lots of love Tres x x x

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
I do like the black on black embossing.

Margaret O

Carol S. said...

Love black and white. Always classy and elegant, as is tis card Sue. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
Wow my favourite colours today
so regal and classy love everything about it, thank you for sharing with us. hope everyone has been ok on this lovely day. From Christine C and Ella

Julie Bee said...

hi sue

Very nice.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

nannapat said...

Lovin' that Heirloom flourish, it makes a gorgeous frame. Beautiful card as always Sue. Congrats to Dawn. Pat x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card today, I really love black and white cards ,they are such a sophisticated choice when you are really trying to make a card that's different, but you can always depend on monochrome to do a WOW. It's Beautiful.

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I love the black on black heat embossing, stunning !!
Congratulations to Dawn, you lucky, lucky girl !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

FAB card, Ditto all the great comments from the other little bloggers. lol Mabex

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue
Well todays card really is a Wilson WOw and no mistake, absolutely wonderful so elegant, rich and regal looking it just oozes class all the way.

Many congratulations to Dawn something special to treasure.

Steph please do take the gloves you can always take them off should it get extra warm, much better to have them with you than not. Have a super selling day tomorrow at the farmers market take care. x

Gail C I do so hope and pray there is a care plan put in place really soon for your brother and some support for all the family, thinking of you.

Do relax and take two 'chill pills' Cameeli after the week you have just had, it is the very least you deserve.

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.

Margaret corgi owner

janet said...

Nice card - very crisp and good for most occasions (except maybe a wedding!).
Janet in Kent

AnneRD said...

A very striking effect today Sue, it's a lovely design. Anne x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue as usual your inspiration is unending how do you do it. Love it.

Helen Barker said...

Really gorgeous card .Love it.
Helen Bx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Late today but this beautiful card was worth waiting for. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

samantha wade said...

Hi, lots to look at on this card, love the black lace, would like a dress like that, lol,all very elegant, xx

LenaAtl said...

Hi Sue,
I just love the elegant look of B&W cards! This is an amazing card, I plan to recreat this one!

Hugs, Lena

Sandy H said...

Elegant card. Though I don't make cards with so much black myself I can appreciate the beauty of this one.

Nadine in Spain said...

A very elegant card, Sue. I like the embossed black on black background and the lacy look of the Heirloom Flourish And Floral Lace stamp.

Blue Rose said...

Elegant card Sue. So rich looking.

Karen Ratcliffe said...

Beautiful card, I like black and white too. So rich looking!
Thanks for the idea of using several heirloom flourish dies to create such a nice backdrop. Thanks for the yips. Karen

Ann Dale said...

This has to be one of my favourite cards it !!!

SAI Cool said...

Beautiful card share birthday wishes to