Sunday, 25 May 2014

On Your Special Day

Good Sunday morning all!  A cream and black number for today.  I started by inking up the Byzantine mask with a clear Perfect Medium pad and embossing it on to milk coloured card.  The ink was then transferred to the recessed areas in the background.  I heat embossed these with Ivory embossing powder for a tone on tone look.  I matted it with a thin black mat.  For the focal element, I used the Lacy Tier die set and cut it in black to create a frame.  I stamped the Ribbon and Swags stamp from Justrite in black Archival and cut it out with a circle die.  I mounted it on foam above my frame.  I stamped the sentiment in black and cut it out with a small decagon die and inked it with Antique Linen.  I mounted it in the centre.  I tied a messy bow out of chalk seam binding and added it to the corner of the focal element.  I finished the bow with some cream pearl string pieces, a crystal sparkler and two fancy stick pins.  I finished the card by adding a milk coloured mat that I pierced, then a thin black mat and a final milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.

Now for the Sunday Comment Game winners!  This week's winners are:
Virgina Davey!!!
Ang!!!
Yvonne Masterman!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x





















172 comments:

Pam said...

Morning Sue, love the card, so very very lovely.
Still rainy here in Hartlepool but last night was torrential.
Hope everyone has with a wonderful Bnak Holiday whatever they are doing - I am off to lunch today with my daughter Kelly and the twins Jack and Ryan aged 10 and tonight they are sleeping at Grandmas whilst Mum has a rare night out. (I love it when they stay). Hugs and best wishes to all especially Jeanne (Gary) and Gail and her brother ) Congrats to winners

Marion Bull said...

Morning Sue and everyone
The sun is shining at 6 am here in Woking so hoping for a lovely Bank holiday.
Love the card Sue, your black and white creations are so lovely but am never sure when I try tp emulate! You really have magic hands!
Marion B xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another beautiful card, as Marion says you have the magic touch. It is raining here in northants too, Take care all and have a good day. Kitty

Anonymous said...

Love the deep embossing folder and the stick pins are great too.
Mabex

kitty davies said...

So Sorry forgot to congratulate the winners good luck all Kitty

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely and very elegant

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Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wilsonettes its dry here in barnsley after yesterdays thunder storms. Now back to todays card. It is absolutley stunning and so pretty. I do like these dies you have used ive not seen these before. Sue you are such a inspiration to me I just wish I could come up with half the ideas you do. Congratulations to todays winners. I hope you all have a good bankholiday. Take care xx

Debs A

Alice G said...

Stunning card. The Lacey die is just beautiful.

Hugs Alice x

Linda28 said...

Hi all, very still, calm and dry here in Cleveleys, hope it stays like that for the day! A very striking card today, I like the embossed mask very much, I have never tried to do this! You have so much knowledge Sue, I do not know how you come up with all the different ideas each day. Thank you for passing on al your tips etc. Congratulations to the winners and hope everyone has a great day. Linda.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card as usual, I love your black and white creations they always look so nice. I particularly like the embossing it makes a beautiful background. The stick pins are AMAZING and finish your card off beautifully.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs x
Heather T

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Another lovely card, thank you
The sun is shining at the moment I hope it stays for the rest of the bank holiday
Pat x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - sunny here today! Love this card - it's a must try although I will have to make a few substitutes - lovn those stick pins.

Many thanks to all those Wilsonettes who responded to my question yday about how they store their A4 card - appreciated - it was very interesting to hear others views - I think in colours is the way to go it's just a question of what in - I am thinking a drawer unit of some description would work best for me - give me a week or two to get it sorted and I'll let you know what I did and how I find it to use - think it will be worth the investment in time sorting thro it all from what you folks have said. Thanks again
Rgs
Clare W

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great embossing folder.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. I love the clean lines of this card and the stick pins are gorgeous.
Congratulations to all the winners. Hope you are enjoying yourself in Florida Sue.
Have a lovely weekend everyone (despite the weather). Sue xxx

ang said...

Wow another stunning card, not sure if I am the ang winner, fingers crossed angxxxx

Diane said...

A beautiful card again today Sue and the stick pins are gorgeous . With a card like that you would really feel special. Congratulations to the winners. Have a great day with your mum Sue. Love Diane G xxxx

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning everyone
Sun is streaming through the windows this morning,so different from the rain yesterday. Our racing pigeons are sitting on the huge transporter (nearly 10,000 of them) waiting to be released from Carentan in France for their race home. They are amazing as they will be home in around three hours. Today's card is just stunning, I love the stamp and embossing folder, they will have to go on my wish list. I hope everyone has a wonderful day.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxx

CraftyAnn said...

This card has reminded me of a technique I had forgotten about. I've been using masks to ink through but had forgotten about using my embossing powder through them. This card is stunning, I love black and white but the idea of embossing through the mask has been a real memory jogger, thanks for jogging my memory.
Take care.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Pouring rain here in Perthshire, Scotland ...... a day for "crafting" I feel.
Brilliant card as always, love everything you have done on it.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous it is so elegant. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day at the moment it isn't raining we are off to Suffolk. Love Jackie

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This card is right up my street, I love it! It is very elegant. Even though I don't usually like black on cards ,I do like this probably because the black isn't too overpowering. I hope that makes sense.hope you and your Mom are still having a good time together.
Well, at least it has stopped raining here in Durham ( for the moment!) the garden is looking very sad at the moment. All of my beautiful aquilegias have been flattened and one of my specialist clematis just looks soggy! It's quite depressing really. I feel sorry for all of you who got soggy and soaked yesterday whilst walking the pooches or teaching (Lindsay). At least with a cat that doesn't happen! Steph I hope you didn't get too wet in York and that you had a good time. Norah, I hope you manage to get things sorted out - as you say MEN! Love and hugs to everyone from Alison xxx
Ps congratulations to lucky winners.

Edwina Scotney said...

Morning Sue, a very special card for any special occasion, Edwina

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue so elegant
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Alison Couchman said...

Seriously classy! Looks very restrained in just black and white even though there is quite a bit of detail in it.
My little corner of Suffolk was soggy yesterday, is sunny this morning and the forecast says we go back to soggy tomorrow. Typical bank holiday really.
Congratulations to the winners.
Alison.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone sunshine at the moment but how for how long. Lovely card Sue just love the added extras with the bow, and pearls so pretty. Enjoy your day and congrats to winners. X

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card
and love the when you do the faux
letterpressing with the embossing
powder very effective. Claire W I store my A4 paper and card in the A4
plastic containers and I bought a
cardboard storage unit that takes 8 of them it was only £15 and I have 3 of them on
a wooden unit from Ikea they are great
you just pull them out when needed
and you only need 4 as I don't bother with lids on top so you just
use the lids as well.
Nancyd xx

Eemeli said...

Oh, I though immediately this would be very nice card (or base) for a man
who is turning 60 or 70. Sort of masculine creation but still with a
strong feminine touch. Gorgeous creation!

Hugs,
Eemeli

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Stunning card today I just love it. Hazel xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card very elegant and classy. Love the black and white and the embossing with the mask and to finish it off your beautifull stick pins. The sun is trying to pop it's head out here in Consett so we can only keep our fingers crossed but the garden is looking very sorry for it's self we can only pray for sunshine. Congrats to the winners. Have a lovely weekend with you mom.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love your idea of heat embossing the recess from the embossed mask. Must try this. The card is gorgeous and your stick pins are STUNNING! Love the lacy stamp too.
Thank you for sharing. Congrats to the winners.
Hugs to all.

Anne Crawford said...

Very pretty card, hope you are having fun with your new dies ( looking forward to seeing them) and enjoying relaxing with your mum!
Congratulations to this weeks winners!
Norah, I hope to be at the show till 12 ish ( I don't have any stash with me to make a badge but will have a pale green anorak on) so hopefully we manage to bump into one another ( not literally ) ! Thanks for thinking about us yorkielass! Will let you know how it goes .
Hugs to all xo

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue, another really perfect card. Your Bank of creativity and new designs is endless.
Another mixed bag weather wise but I am happy, will be seeing the newly weds today and get all their news.
Pam have a wonderful day with your daughter, and I bet it will be giggles all the way with your grandchildren.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a good day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Anonymous said...

Love this card too, Sue, so elegant. Always like black and white, but change the colours and perfect for almost any occasion.
Well done to the winners.

'P' in Wales

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the colour combo you have used thanks Tracy w x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
We are still very damp and cold here in Sheffield this morning after an awful day yesterday of rain rain and yet more rain.
Today's gift is very majestic and regal - but then of course black/white is always a very classic colour scheme and I never tire of it. I love the stamp you used on today's gift; it just shouts class and I would be over the moon if such a gift came through my door.
We had a lovely birthday party yesterday for my great grand daughter despite the weather and the bouncy castle having to be cancelled (at least no visit to A&E), Having both my daughters, son in laws, grand children and great grandchildren (ages 3yrs, 8months and 3months)in one place at the same time doesn't often happen but when it does it is very very special.
Hope everyone has a good bank holiday. congratulations to the very lucky winners. Take care everyone and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

sonja_w said...

Love black and white cards, simple elegance.

Debra Denman said...

A beautiful morning and a beautiful card to match. Have a lovely bank hols. I have to work all day tomorrow (boo hoo). 8am until 10.30pm. A very long day.
Congrats to the winners
Debra x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

This is such a sophisticated and elegant card, absolutely lovely.

Gail said...

Morning all,
The sun is shinning! Dog walk then crafting. Love the card I think it has a bit of a masculine feel to it!
Congratulations to the winners.
Gail C x

PharmacyMichele said...

Anotber lovely card-classic colours for a classy card. Well done to the winners. During the torrential rain yesterday I "sorted" out my dies-78 sets put on magnetic sheets then in plastic wallets all labelled with their titles as I was fed up of striggling to find the set I wanted. Only alphabets & grand dies to sort then I can make the most of a wet bank holiday/day off work and make some cards.

Michele.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the embossed background, not tried this but will give it a go.
Congratulations to the winners especially Ang, enjoy your gift.
Lydia
X

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
A very "Sue " card. Classy and elegant.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Carole Z said...

Love this beautiful black and white card Sue, very elegant, hugs Carole Z X

Victoria said...

A very elegant card today Sue. I think this is a great example of how you're so good at matting and layering and framing. It's not just about the focal element, but also how you use different widths of frames to make your layers 'pop'. Thank you for your inspiration.

Glennis said...

I love the card - so elegant!

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ....happy crafting ....x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh such a stunningly elegant card today....love the Byzantine mask and the coconut and black are fabulous together. Beautiful pins too.

Love Sheila xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Thank you for this gorgeous card. So striking and delicate,(if that makes sense!)I love the black/cream combo, it shows off the Ribbon and Swags stamp and the Byzantine mask beautifully : )
My daily hug for Pam, i'm sure you are going to get loads from Kelly, Jack and Ryan, have a great time with the boys while Kelly goes out : )
X for Jean, Gail and all that are in need today.
Sandra, it would be good to meet up one day. I have spent my fair share of time at the N.O.C. too, maybe that's where I know your face from : )
Norah, I hope you have managed to make a start on finding new homes for the stuff that hubby got out. Mine does the same, funny how they never manage to put it away or find new homes for it! (Wouldn't be without them though would we : )) Have a great day at the show and fingers crossed for you and Anne Crawford meeting up : )
Have a good, if somewhat wet, day. Take care.

Mrs B said...

Forgot to say Congratulations to Virgina Davey,
Ang and Yvonne Masterman : )

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Rachel Taylor said...

Very neat card today Sue .congrats to the winners
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, This is a very striking card. I really like the effect of the embossed card as I don't think I have seen it close up before. I can see this as a male card and we sure need them. Enjoy your Sunday everyone.
X Ros

Craftysusan said...

Black and cream , such a beautifully classical combination and card. Just love it. Congrats to all of today's winners too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another beautiful card today. I love the effect of the embossing, it looks so elegant. Congratulations to today's winners. Have a lovely weekend.
YvonneMayxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, love the embossing and love the stick pins! Congratulations to the winners. Love Jean xxx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Very striking. Love the colours.

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
Hope you are well and have been relaxing.
I really like the mask and the way you have used it, also that stamp is lovely.
Fab stick pins!
XxxxRuth
Congrats lucky winners!

karenlotty said...

Pretty card I must have another go at "letter pressing" my first attempt was a disaster 2nd go was better Just more practice - me thinks Congrats winners Lovely and sunny (at mo) in WGC Off to a 4 year old's birthday party this afternoon

June Horrocks said...

The card is stunning sou love the folder and pins very elegant hope you and mum are enjoying your holiday love always June xxxx congrats to all winners xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Just love this card love black and white and the back ground is stunning
Have a great bank holiday all off on holiday Tuesday
Hugs
Carol x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, I really Love The Awesome Background where you've used The Byzantine Mask and heat embossed using your Ivory Embossing Powder Extremely Effective Background I Just Love It.
I Love "The Lacy Tier Die Set" From JustRite and I believe designed by Becca Feeken it's such a pretty Die set.
I love how you've used The Ribbon Swags From JustRite this is a Beautiful Stamp, I Love your Messy Bow Fabulous Stick Pins and The String Pearls and Your Crystal Embellishment.
This Awesome Card shouts out Rich, Classy, Elegant I Love Black on Cards as your aware it's just makes Cards Pop!
Thank You for your Inspiration you help me so very much, Thank You for The Photograph Shots most of all Thank You for Sharing I really appreciate it.
Take Care Sue
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to all.
Congratulation to Gift Comment Winners.

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, what an elegant card today, it's so lovely. I did yesterday's card, and really enjoyed doing that technic! I might even try it using different stamps, thank you for sharing, love Janet k x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card so elegant Cream and Black is one of my favourites. I do love your stick pins where do you get your beautiful beads at the top ????
they are gorgeous.

Congratulations to the winners

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Sue said...

Stunning card Sue,love all of it.
Sue xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, yet another elegant and gorgeous card, love the cream and black. The background is very effective and is perfect for a more modern wedding. Congrats to the winners. Bx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Like everyone has said this is a very elegant card. I lover the colour and you lovely stick pins.
Sun is shinning at the moment but don't think it will last.

Love Rosemarie xx

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, congrats to todays winners

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and wilsonettes lovely card today Sue thank you for sharing. The stick pins are amazing I would love to have a go at these. Raining heavily here today so stay at home day I think. Hugs to all who need them today. Congratulations to all the winners. Sophy n Gran

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and wilsonettes lovely card today Sue thank you for sharing. The stick pins are amazing I would love to have a go at these. Raining heavily here today so stay at home day I think. Hugs to all who need them today. Congratulations to all the winners. Sophy n Gran

Stamps and Paper said...

Another beautiful creation Sue such an elegant card

Anne

hollyberry said...

Love the card today it is very elegant.
Congratulations to all the winners.

TDQ Karen said...

Wonderful white and black, love the design xx Congratulations to all the winners xx

Annie said...

Hi Sue, very elegant card today, the corners of the Lacy tier die just showing are so delicate, love the stamp and the mask. Have a good Sunday, hope all is well with you.
Hugs Annie

Annie said...

Oh, and congrats to the lucky winners!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the pins are so pretty, I have bought some beads and pins and love making them . love Jean Z

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Such a beautiful card so elegant and opulent looking I love
it.

Tina I do hope all went well for the Blessing although understandably it would be tinged with sadness. x

Steph hope you enjoyed the hen party and are not suffering too much. x

Pam have a wonderful time tonight with the grandchildren I know just how enjoyable it will be.

Congratulations to the lucky winners enjoy your prizes!

Warm wishes and hugs from a sunny Lake District, enjoy your weekend everyone.

Margaret corgi owner

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Ivory and black. Perfecto!
Congrats to winners.
Love Val in Spain x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Congratulations to the winners.

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
Yet another beautiful creation!!The black/cream combination works every time, and your stick pins are fabulous!!
Wishing you and all your Wilsonettes
a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Mornin sue dn crafty crew
Very elegant card. Love it. Mind u I love most of your cards lol
Love Tracy from killie x

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue, very clean looking card today, I love it. The black really stands out and hits you.
Congratulations to all this weeks winners. Janet so pleased you had such a lovely day with all your offspring, sounds a very large and happy family. Alison, I don't plan to get wet today, although it looks like it could throw it down with rain any minute, the foals don't seem too worried about it thankfully but let's hope for warmer drier days soon. Love to all hope Norah and those going to the craft fair have a lovely day and lynne and her pooches have some fun.xx

Brooke b said...

Morning Sue beautiful card, so elegant and classic.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Beautiful card Sue. Love the black and cream, very elegant overall. Congrats to the winners. Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful - cream and black, so elegant.
Beverley W

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Just one Gorgeous card , i just love everything about it
Elaine H X

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous card. Kind regards Joanne K x

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Lovely card, I have decided to invest in some good colouring pencils for helping me colour stamped images (cant make much mess with those can I) im hoping it will be easier to colour with those, hubby made my pergolas for the garden yesterday he has two more to do, raining today so don't think he will get them done,but I can take him shopping instead, potting shed here I come lol
Take care all hope the weather is better where u are sue hugs to all
Lorraine x

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Lovely card, I have decided to invest in some good colouring pencils for helping me colour stamped images (cant make much mess with those can I) im hoping it will be easier to colour with those, hubby made my pergolas for the garden yesterday he has two more to do, raining today so don't think he will get them done,but I can take him shopping instead, potting shed here I come lol
Take care all hope the weather is better where u are sue hugs to all
Lorraine x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card. Beautiful and very elegant. Congratulations to all the very lucky winners.

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely! Xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well what a beautiful card so very classy have a great bank holiday all well if you can its raining here again oh well crafting again oh happy days for me lol..hugs sarah xx

Marianna Hammer said...

A nice card today. Have a lovely Sunday :)

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning everyone.
I love this card. The embossed hearts are lovely.
I've just bought some powders for the 'C' (can't bring myself to say it yet) cards I want to start making in the next month or so. I'm hoping they are as nice when heated as they are in the pots.
You fill me with inspiration and awe every week. Thanks for sharing as always.
Congratulations to the winners.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue Fabulous black and white card.
Denise X

Maryann Laursen said...

A wonderful and elegant card here again today Sue. Your black and white cards are always sooo elegant, and so is this one too.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Always think black and white is so striking. You are an inspiration to a very lot of people and deserve it too.

Hope everyone has a great day whatever they are doing. I've got work to go to but hey ho got to pay for crafty goodies somehow!
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Love this card the milk card and black is always sophisticated. I really like the embossed idea with the masks. Another great
Idea. Thanks again Sue. Hugs Heather.x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Nice card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love black and white great mix of dies too.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card today, the colour is lovely I love black with everything, I am black mad lol.

Sue thank you for sharing your cards with us every day, this blog is so friendly and I love the family feel too it,

This is the only blog I look at every day without fail, I'm 42 and ill and not good on computers, I know you're never too old to learn but with all the medication I'm on I don't remember things, my eye is still very bad but have to wait till tuesday now before I can go to the doctor, thanks for your hugs and Good wishes crafty hugs Julie xxx


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A gorgous card - I realy like this. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

TOB said...

beautiful elegant card. Love the embossing technique, gorgeous stick pins and bow. Well done all the lucky winners. Hugs to all. Theresa x

julie laz said...

SUE I hope you don't mind me asking this xxx
Soooooo excited yaaaaay
My husband told me today that I can have another Poodle for my birthday in June,
as you can see on my pic I have a white poodle called Sophie she's our baby she's 7 years old,
SO IF ANYONE KNOWS OF ANY POODLES FOR SALE PLEASE LET ME KNOW, I'M IN SWANSEA SOUTH WALES thank you Julie xxx

Emily said...

Lovely card! You do such a nice job on your cards.

Disco Queen said...

Super card Sue! I love the cream pearl strings. Theresa x

Muriel Kelly said...

Another beautiful card. The black and cream always looks effective.
Muriel x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the stamp and the clever embossing on today's card.
Wet and windy here so no gardening for me. I'd better make the cards I have orders for instead :-)
Congratulations to today's winners.
Frances

Unknown said...

Afternoon Sue,
Love the colour combination and embossing.
Best wishes to all.
Susan McG x

Lorraine Freeman said...

A beautiful, classy and elegant card. Thank you for sharing ;D

SHARICA said...

Love Love Love this card ... its lush .. xx

Leanne said...

WOW! Simply amazing.

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
A classic and classy card today. Black and white is always a winning combo for me. Love the beautifully detailed stamp.

Terry Owen said...

Oh Sue, that's a really beautiful card. Xxxx

Jill Liddle said...

Beautiful card, love it!

jane stillman said...

Another elegant card Sue, love it x

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & lovely craft friends,
Wow, you just can't beat monochromatic cards, they look so classy, the stick pins just make it look more beautiful, they just add a real expensive looking touch, I love them, because the beads are faceted they look even more sparkly, a real winner this ons Sue!
The sun is shining at the moment here, but the clouds are gathering, we had to put the heating on the past two nights(much to OH displeasure) the response was "heating on in May"! But it went on, my old arthritic bones just don't like the cold, even went as far as a hot water bottle on Friday night!
Lynda you weren't far off picturing me clearing the devastation after my two little whirlwinds had visited me in the craft room, I fashioned then a stick with odd bits of ribbon to distract them, but alas no, they much preferred the things I didn't want them to have, should I be mean and shut them out?!
Cameeli I bet you can't wait to see your son and new daughter in law, I bet they are looking forward to a nice 'mums' cooked dinner too! First thing I want when I have been on holiday is a proper Sunday roast!
Mrs B, that is more than likely where we gave met, I my two older children (well 19 & 21) both have Psoriatic arthritis and I am under a consultant there too, so we almost need our own car park so space we are there that often ! Haha X
Janet I bet you are exhausted after yesterday, but like you I love days when all the family are in one place x
Michelle wow you are so organised, my problem is putting them all back when I have finished finding just the right one!
Steph, hope you enjoyed York ! X
Hugs to all,
Sandra xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Can't stay long. My 25 year old drama student daughter is here with seven friends. Lots of cooking etc. to be getting on with. Lovely card by the way! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Lacelady said...

Beautiful - love the stamp particularly.

Susan White said...

Lovely! And so appropriate as I've just seen off a group of guests going to a wedding today!! Congrats to the comment game winners, Susan x

CraftyJo said...

Love all the wonderful details - I do keep saying how I appreciate the close-up photos to show them :) I also do say I'd prefer it without a bow ;)

Crafting Newbie said...

Super card Sue! I love the tone on tone heat embossing. Barbara x

Virginia Davey said...

very elegant, like the embossing folder.

lynda said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes Love today's card black & white my favourite colour combo as it just seems to pop.the letterpress background is beautiful & the stamp love it all sick pin bow bling. Sue so looking forward to your new die collection I know the wait will be worth it & just a gorgeous .Have a lovely Sunday with mom love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to all the winners xx

Anne & Norah hope you managed to meet up at craft show enjoy your day xx

Pam daily hug hope you have a lovely day with your daughter & grandchildren xx

Janet ( Ecco ) glad your great granddaughter party went well dispute the rain

Tina hope the blessing went well hugs xx

Steph hope you enjoyed hen party & they all loved your hat take it easy today hugs xx

Julie Laz sorry your eye is no better & not very well.
So pleased for you getting a new poodle for your birthday Sophie looks gorgeous i haven't seen a white one before I had a toy black one she was my baby sadly died 6years ago,we have loved & lost many still miss them all.but wouldn't be without a fur baby . Your never to old Julie to learn the computer I started a couple years back & 67 in July I have started taking pictures of the cards I make & put them in a folder on the. computer so I don't forget who I send them to. Sending Big gentle hugs xx

Ha ha Sandra your little sweeties when they get bigger they will be jumping up sorting thing out on your craft table can then imaging then covered in glitter & gilding flakes sending them cuddles & hugs to you xx

Lynne hope Tilly & cully are having fun today big furry cuddles from Annie & Bambi & a hug from me.

Love & hugs to all Wilsonettes Lynda xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Just fabulous. Great technique with the mask which makes the lovely pattern stand out even more. Really like this stamp too.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, beautiful combo of milk/black very classy. Love the tone/tone embossing on the background. Thanks for sharing. Lol lynne m x x x

Double yuck - fur babies have turned into cats as they are bringing in dead baby birds from the garden ( we have quite a few nests) and leaving the presents in the hallway. Good job hubby home cuz I can't touch them. I do wonder what animals my fur babies are made up of, cuz they jump like kangaroos, bring in pressies like cats and thats just a couple they act like.

Lynda - massive furry hugs to Annie and Bambi from little b's , gentle hugs from me x x
Lyndsay - lol and hugs to foals and you x x
Norah , Alison , June , Karen and Tres - lol to you x x

Hope everyone enjoys rest of Sunday x x

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Stunning card very elegant and sophisticated.
Love the colours. The whole creation just blows me away.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Sonia Jones said...

Today's card is stunning. Love it x

doreenj said...


Late on today, but what a stunning card!!! I do like tone on tone, and the stick pin is a lovely touch,


Doreen x

nannapat said...

How beautiful this is Sue. I love those pearl strings on your bow and the ribbon and swags stamp is beautiful. Pat x

Joan Donaldson said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card today !! I love everything about it. The black and milk colour combo is a classic, the card just looks so classy and elegant. It love the ivory embossing powder on to milk card. Another great look !! The Lacey tiers die provides the hint of black. I love the ribbon swags stamp design to. A messy bow and two fab stick pins finish the card perfectly Sue. Thank you.
Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

To all the Wilsonettes, have a lovely day today ( what is left of it !!) Lots of love everyone from Tres x x x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Elegant card. Lovely. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Oooops - Sorry. Congrats to the winners.

Shirley T. xxx

Anne Crawford said...

So disappointed I never got to meet up with Norah, I went round and round looking for her and even asked a lady in a scooter (even although I couldn't see a WOW badge) if her name was Norah but I had to leave at 1:30 as we were going back to our daughters house, anyway if you got there Norah I hope you found some goodies and enjoyed it, I thought it was quite good even though it was small .

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. All these pretty cards day after day. You amaze me. SueL x

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and everyone! What an elegant card! Congrats to all the winners. Hoping to have some crafting time tomorrow as my Bank Holiday treat :-)
Gx

sued99 said...

A really pretty card. I do think black and white combinations are striking.

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,I think the vanilla embossing powder gives a very classy look,I watched you demonstrate it on create and craft a little while ago and fell in love with it then.
Love Angela x

Anonymous said...

Stunning, Sue, you never cease to amaze me! Just got in from lunch with my family, so this is my first chance to look and comment. Congratulations to the lucky winners, hope it will be me one day! Love, Judy M

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue every part of this card is fantastic.
Ita

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue oh what day I have won one of your prizes thank you so much. todays card is another beautiful piece of art, Than you for sharing it with us. congratulations to the other two winners...Yvonne xxx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi all crafting friends!
A little late today. Today's card is really lovely! Sorry Sue I'm too tired to have a go at that one tonight! I tried yesterday's out last night using Creative Expressions sunflower stamp. I was quite pleased with it - not up to your standards or anywhere near but more than ok! I love black and white/ cream and will try this out but not today!
Family lunch here then crafting with grandchildren ! Just tidied up. At one point husband and son were both asleep in respective chairs! Typical! However they both work hard so are forgiven - well almost!
Pam I do hope you have a lovely day with the family and a cosy chatty sleepover!
Sorry for all those who got a soaking yesterday! Been a better day here today.
Anne sorry you didn't manage to meet up with Norah. Was trying to picture ythe other ladies face when you asked her if she was Norah! That's just what I'd have done. Pleased you had a good time.
Steph, hope you're ok ! Can't wait to here how your outing went. Hope you not too tired.
Sending love to all the lovely ladies on this special blog!
Take care, love to Sue and Mum,
Love Myra

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is so classy and stylish, love the black and white and the ivory embossing. your stick pins are amazing. Thank you for sharing, you are a true inspiration. Hope you and your Mom are having a great weekend.
Pam hugs to you, Jack and Ryan will give you lots, enjoy your evening and hope Kelly enjoys her rare night out.
Tina thinking of you and hope the blessing went well, despite being tinged with sadness, gentle hugs to you.
Lynne your fur babies are little rascals, hope they are behaving like dogs now, hugs to you, Tilly and Cully.
Steph hope you enjoyed the hen party.
Julie what good news a new poodle, how exciting, hope your eye is improving.
Jean D and Gary, Gail C and your brother gentle hugs to you.
Anne C what a shame you missed Norah, Norah hope you are enjoying the craft show.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Theresa Pace said...

elegant card. good sunday to you xx

Maureen Killen said...

Good evening Sue,
Today's card is so elegant and gorgeous. I really would like to be in Sue Wilson's crafty head and see all the ideas swirling around in there! I don't know how you think of all these designs year, after year.
I've just come in after being at Durham Cricket Club watching England getting well and truly beaten by Sri Lanka. My niece took me and my husband and the sun shone most of the day, T shirt weather inside the ground - great.
Congrats to all the lucky winners and I hope everyone enjoyed their bank holiday xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Another winner of a card Sue and not too dark with the black. It is this side of the nice monotone look and would suit a number of people, even the dreaded male without the bow.
Sorry i didn't get to meet you Anne, I was in a lime green twinset with long hair in a half pony tail on my wee black scooter. I was so looking forward to it as well as you have a sort of picture in your mind of what people might look like. I was the one that looked and felt absolutely knackered. Unfortunately i left about 12:15 as i was so tired and sore by that time. It was a nice wee show and seemed a bit more friendlier than the big shows. Normally folk don't seem to notice me down at their feet, but i bet they would notice quick enough if i ran into them or over them. I enjoyed watching Ally's Inky Fingers as she made some flowers with the clay, WOW they looked so real the lilies and the roses that she had made. Now i have never been tempted in to the clay craft before now, but i just might have a wee try at that and maybe the coolness of the clay will help with the burning sensation that goes through the hands. The exhibitors were so nice as well and helped me get things that i couldn't get to, they guided people aside so that i could get out etc. As i said it was a really nice wee friendly show for both exhibitors and crafters for the help they gave me.
Pam, enjoy the boys sleepover at grandma's, are they identical? or pranksters? I know we shouldn't encourage them to be naughty like that, but if its good clean fun what harm does it do.
Janet(Ecco), what a shame that the bairn couldn't get the bouncy castle because of the weather, but i think it would have been the adults that would have landed in the a&e some how as they can't seem to see a bouncy castle and leave it for the kiddies.
How very right you are Mrs B. as they are still waiting today for me to finish my lot and then find new homes for the rest of the stuff he dragged out. When you ask "Where do you want me to put it" i get the reply saying he doesn't know but not his shed (which is really a 20'x12'6" garage). It's that thin air i'm running short on because that's the only other place i can put the things.
Sandra, you kidding on about your own hospital car parking space makes me think of my mum who everytime she booked a holiday, it turned out to be Stirling Royal Infirmary. She has a permanent hospital bag ready just to lift if she is ever taken back in. She used to have Jim and I go and make friends with all the ladies and gentlemen that she knew had no visitors so they didn't feel so alone. I put it down to that as the reason that i will literally talk to anyone that i see down looking. It's amazing just how many people will give a smile when you say good morning or that to them, as it does turn that frown upside down.
Lynne it is "lovely" that your fur babies love you SO much that they bring you presents. They are so clever because they keep mum and dad fit, they make sure you have washed the floor right by showing you where the mucky spots are, they help you with your negotiating skills and juggling acts. They keep you and others entertained, so what more could you ask for.
Right that's me just to say well done girls on winning this week. Special hugs to our dear blog friends that need that wee bit extra comfort and prayers. Take care everyone and i hope that the sun is shining inside even if its not outside,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Janice K said...

A striking card, the ribbon and swags stamp is very pretty.x

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow Sue this card is gorgeous! I love how you have done the background. I have never thought about embossing it, thank you. I also love the focal stamp, it is gorgeous. Black and white cards are always lovely to see, they just stand out beautifully. Gorgeous pins again sue. Overall simply stunning! xx Thank you xx
Sending a hug to all our Wilsonettes who are hurting and sad.
To all those who are spending the day with family enjoy that precious time together. Memories live forever x
Congratulations Virginia, Ang and Yvonne! Wonderful! Enjoy your prize!
Just to say care Sue and everyone hope your day hasn't been too wet....!
Hopefully this will go on now. I tried this morning but what happened I dont know....Just relaxing now after being to my nieces party, she's 13 going on 18......!Lol! xx Love Karen xx

yorkielass said...

Oops me again, another senior moment,nInforgotvt say congratulations t oAng, Yvonne and Virginia, enjoy your prizes.
Hugs June xxx

Rosie said...

Love these black and white cards, Sue....it really is beautiful.
Have a lovely Bank Holiday everyone and hope you all stay dry.......

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Just popped back!
Maureen I love cricket - my Dad's to blame! Trouble is he was a Scot and we had no team then! I know we lost but hope you enjoyed your day.
Norah so pleased you had a good day! Life throws strange things at us! I had an older cousin with Downs. He was so lovely and I was his favourite cousin - but through knowing and loving him I now find it so easy to talk to others. It is just natural as he was just my cousin his learning disability did not come into it!
Must go as I tend to ramble,
Love to all, Myra

Pam B said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card today, yesterdays card was so gorgeous but I didn't have time to comment only pop in for a look.
Enjoy the weekend all

Love
Nanny B

Patricia Howarth said...

Evening Sue, A truly beautiful card, I'm especially loving the embossed inking with the mask, and the stick pins are beautiful.
Congratulations to the Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Another special card love the embossing folder and your stick pins are so special. Congratulations to the winners. Pam I hope you have a lovely night with Jack and Ryan. I love having my grandchildren to stay which isn't often now as two are teenagers and the other two are only 2 and 4 and I am unable to lift them but it won't be long before they can come and stay over night as often as the elder two used too. Love and hugs to all

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
Today's card is so elegant and classy , just love the black and ivory, don't think I've seen that particular embossing folder before but I like it a lot, and your stick pins are just beautiful, that's something I haven't tried yet . Thanks Sue x .
Pam hope you've had a wonderful day and night with your twin grandsons , that's is the one thing about living in France I find difficult ,being away from son, daughter and granddaughters three of them eight , six and two and a half but ring them everyday and Skype too which helps .
Janet such a shame the bouncy castle had to be cancelled but I expect your great granddaughter had a wonderful birthday anyway .
Dawn , Caretan isn't very far from where we live so I know the pigeons had a beautiful morning to fly back home!
Love and hugs to all wilsonettes, especially Pam, Mrs B, and yorkielass .

Hugs and many thanks to you Sue.

Jean D
Xx

Oh and congrats to today's winners !!!!!!

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A striking and classy card today. Love the hatpins too.xx

Anonymous said...

Stunning card, Sue. A beautiful creation.
Adstar

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
ANOTHER GREAT BLACK AND WHITE CARD. THINKING OF USING SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THIS FOR WEDDING CARD I HAVE TO MAKE SOON. LOOKS SO GOOD.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Carol S. said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. Love the colour combo. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Blue Rose said...

Sue,
What an elegant card. Love how you add many layers.

Sandy H said...

Really classy-looking card. Beautiful stick-pins. Think you are gradually converting me to cards using black and white.
Congratulations to the comment game winners and to Carol for Saturday.

Jane said...

I love this stamp set so delicate gorgeous card.

Jane xx

Vie Carter said...

Love this card

Vie
x

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Heather said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

johanna from widnes said...

i didn't comment yesterday so just to say the card is beautiful love J

terrie said...

Such a lovely card...I like the embossing folder that you used and the stick pins...
Well done Sue

Helen Barker said...

Love the background,and the ribbon & swags stamp is gorgeous.Beautiful card.
Helen Bx