Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Wednesday Card Giveaway

 Hello crafters!  How is this for different?  It might not appeal to everyone, but I was happy with how it came out.  I tried to catch the shimmer from the mica on the flowers and leaves, but trust me it is there!   I used the Justrite Applique Flower set and stamped the flowers repeatedly on to black card using a clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed all the images in gold detail powder and cut them out by hand (they are really easy to cut).  I painted them using the mica powders in an assortment of colours (which I forgot to write down so can't recall exactly which ones, sorry)  Jewel tones, let's leave it at that!  You just need to add a little bit of water to the powder and you have a nice paint from it.  I stamped them again and this time just cut out the centres of the flowers and left them unpainted.  I arranged all the flowers on to the card across one side diagonally.  I stamped, coloured and cut out several of the leaves and added them around.  I used a couple of different shades of green mica to paint them.  Using the tag stamp from the set, I stamped it with a clear perfect medium and heat embossed it in gold.  I added the sentiment in the centre the same way and cut it out with the matching Vintage tag die.  I mounted it on foam in the upper corner.  I finished the card with a pierced mat of soft gold, then added a thin black mat and a final soft gold mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 8 1/4" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like to be included in the drawing for this card.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's post.

Julia Watts has shows today on Create and Craft at 10am and 1pm.  If you happened to see the gorgeous sneak peek she had on her blog yesterday then you will know just how pretty these new stamp designs are that she is showcasing in the shows today.  Don't forget to tune in!  All for now.


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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, Just lovely. Enjoy the rest of your time with Mum.
Steph, so glad to hear you are home, hope you are well flower, missed you.
Cazzie, so sorry I meant to say sorry about your Dad on message yeserday, we are all here for you.
Daily hugs to Julie Laz, Gail and Jean for their boys, Norah, Tres, tina, Tandy, Cameeli and everyone who I have inadvertantly missed out.

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, Just lovely. Enjoy the rest of your time with Mum.
Steph, so glad to hear you are home, hope you are well flower, missed you.
Cazzie, so sorry I meant to say sorry about your Dad on message yeserday, we are all here for you.
Daily hugs to Julie Laz, Gail and Jean for their boys, Norah, Tres, tina, Tandy, Cameeli and everyone who I have inadvertantly missed out.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good Morning Sue,

this is beautiful, I have to get the applique flower set. I will record Julia thanks for sharing...
I watched yesterdays video which was great.
Is it just me or is time flying by faster than ever??
well have a wonderful day, off to water the Toms.
Hugs to anyone sad or not on top form.
Cameeli xx

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Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I like this unique style for you. Nice job!

Virginia Davey said...

Morning love the flowers and the colours are so bright and cheerful . Hope everyone has a good day, sun is shinning her in Cornwall,

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, this card is great, LOVE what you've done with the flowers. And they really "zing" against the black background. The recipient of that card is going to be one lucky person!
Thanks for giving us inspiration every day - don't know how you do it.
Hugs, Rose

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Well what an eye-catcher you have given us today. Someone is going to be a very happy bunny this week. X

linda boyce said...

Hi Sue super super super card just love it cant wait to try.Hope you had a great time with mum cant wait to see you on tv again hugs linda and lily

Anonymous said...

June is busting out all over!! All over this card anyway. Love it; Thanks Sue. Mabex

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I think this card is stunning, love the way the black makes the coloured flowers stand out. Have a great day. Bx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this card is so bold and beautiful, it shouts look at me. Just lovely To all the Wilsonettes Have a good day. Sue it won't be long before your back on our screens, so enjoy the rest of your holiday. Take care all Kitty.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, love the oomph of mica on black card, such pretty colours too (but still not loving those stamps).
Donna Jones

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
One of the first Papercraft tecniques I learned was decoupage, I used to love the 'cutting out'. I very rarely do any now especially since dies came out but this would be a pleasure for me to make. It involves some of my favourite tecniques stamping, embossing, painting and 'cutting out'. All of which you've done exquisitly so thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Carole Z said...

I Sue, fabulous card, funnily enough I was painting with micas last night! We had Julia demo for us through my friend's shop all day Saturday, and she was fabulous, a lot of funny..I was magic hands for a day! Hugs Carole ZX

Gail said...

Good morning Sue and crafters,
It's a very clever card, but not for me! I'm not into black. I like the flowers very much.
Regards to all, Gail Cx

Rosie said...

I would just like to see this 'in real life'. Love the flowers.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card, I love the jewel colours, they are so beautiful. It is a real "make you smile" card : ) I suppose you are starting to think about coming home, which must always be a bitter sweet experience every time, bless you.
Sending Pam your daily hug.
And hugs to Julie Laz, Jean, Gail, Tina and all that are in need today. Glad that you have got home Steph.
Myra, good luck with sorting out the buttons back into the right sections again!
Pat S, Witney. Your rellos have had a lovely long holiday haven't they, I'm not surprised they are tired I bet there will be more than a few tears shed today as they leave!
Norah, I hope you all had a good time at Rory's school and didn't get wet! Is the toad behaving himself? I hope he is!
I hope that everyone has a good day. Take care.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. This card is gorgeous, I couldn't believe that the flowers were stamped onto black card - they look so bright.
Have a great day all. Sue xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. This card is gorgeous, I couldn't believe that the flowers were stamped onto black card - they look so bright.
Have a great day all. Sue xxx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card again. Loving the flowers. Takek care

Anonymous said...

Morning sue. A fantastic card as usual love
The flowers use the mica powders and the h20
A lot love the shimmer you get from them, already
Set record for Julia,s shows , am on my grandsons
iPad in my daughters house at moment so please excuse
Any errors.
Nancy's xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow what a stunning card I love these flowers the colours are beautiful. I love the design of this card but I do love black cards. Take care xx

Debs xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, do love those stamps, they look lovely stamped onto the black card. Love Hean xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I really like this card. The mica powders are fabulous when used as paint as you have shown. They provide a lovely contrast to the dramatic black! Would love to win this. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Sorry Sue, not my cuppa today. As someone else has commented, its the flower stamps Im not keen on.
Enjoy what's left of your visit home.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this and the mica painting is really effective - I tried this technique a few months ago and love it.

I see you only need 6 more Wilsonettes to make 5000 followers - so was thinking the Wilsonettes must know 6 wanabees Wilsonettes between us all? - C'mon ladies/gents let's see if we can help Sue get to the magical 5000 mark.

Happy sunny crafty Wednesday all
Clare W

foxyg said...

Not really my cup of tea Sue, a bit too dark. But I'd still like to win it!

Annie said...

Morning Sue and all! Stunning card today, just adore the flowers and I bet they are even more beautiful in real life. Still have a cap on my spending because of the dentist bills grrrr! But this stamp is on my list when my bank balance sees the light of day again lol!
Happy day all, hope the sun is shining for everyone as it is here.
Hugs Annie

TDQ Karen said...

Love the stamps and I really like the colours too great card x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Really like the mica painting technique you have used on today's card must give this a try. I like to stamp and then decoupage the flowers on some of my cards and boxes that I make.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

PharmacyMichele said...

Different but lovely. I really like the contrast of the flowers against the black background.


Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is beautiful the flowers are gorgeous and contrast so well with the dramatic background. I will try to watch Julia's shows she has had a busy week this week. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Nanny Jo said...

Morning, Sue..... I like the black makes the card stand out! And the flowers are so pretty, another set to add to my wish list! :) Jo x

doreenj said...

Love the mica shimmer on the flowers, Sue, and will deffinately watch Julia later on today,

Doreen x

AnneRD said...

This is really stunning. The mica on the black really gives a very dramatic effect. I think the flower stamps look very effective coloured in this way, so it's now a stamp for the wish list. Anne x

Annamieke said...

What a lovely card. Love the use of the Mica.

Many thanks

Aspiring crafter said...

Love it Sue, really stand out and a fabulous card to receive!

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Anne Crawford said...

Such a different looking card again today, but I do really like it, if I was making it I would try another colour background but maybe it wouldn't pop then.
Thanks for the reminder about Julia on today , must set to tape as it's walking group day, and I can watch later.
I'm with Heather T. On the techniques used on this card, I enjoy stamping etc. too.
Carole Z. it sounds like you had a fun time at Julia's class.
Norah, I came off the golf course like a drowned rat yesterday ,soaked right through and had to go straight home to change it reminded me of your story of Rory and his pals!
Wishing you a speedy recovery Steph, bet it feels so good to be home.
Hope those buttons are behaving Myra!
Thoughts to others not feeling so good.
Hugs to allxo

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Well I'm thrilled to say this Card is just the kind I Love, I Love making them when it's appropriate.
I Just Love The Black and Soft Gold mat and layering your Soft Gold Card is wonderful I can't ever imagine using harsh Gold Mirror Board ( now that's something I really don't like) I really Love those Flowers from The JustRite Appliqué Flower Set, and I Truly Love the Awesome Mica Colours you've chosen they are so "Rich and Opulent" I Love using Mica Powders as you get such a Fantastic end result, and Creative Expression has a Vast Array of Colours to choose from.
I Love The Sentiment and how you've heat embossed in Gold. A Truly Stunning, Beautiful, Awesome Card.
Sue You've Done It Again.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All
Good Luck to The Wednesday Gift Winner!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Wow I really love this card. It looks a bit like a chalk board, but with jewelled flowers. What a great technique. Sun is out and looks as if it might stray, it is so nice to be able to open all the windows and let the fresh air in. Love to your Mom, take care.

Love Rosemarie xx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
A lovely card today, the flowers are stunning against the dark background. One of those cards that probably looking stunning in real life. I only wish I had a fraction of your vision and talent Sue. Enjoy the rest of your time with your mum, looking forward to watching Julia later and seeing you on C&C soon, counting the days. I wonder what delights you will be bringing us.
Enjoy the sunshine everyone while it lasts
Hugs Dawn Searle xxxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Not my favourite I'm afraid, not keen on the flower stamp but that could easily be changed to a different one. Also it's the black thing again! However, don't get me wrong - I would still love to win it!!!
Steph, so pleased you are home ( much better to recuperate in your own home). Hope you're feeling better and that you manage to comment soon - we've missed you. Norah hope you're ok too. Lynda pleased the eBosser sandwich worked! I downloaded a booklet from craftwellwhich had different sandwiches to use . It had more in than my original booklet had - I think as different folders/dies have become popular they've had to add more, so you could have a look and see if it's different to yours. Hope that makes sense! Crazier hope you are ok and you are in my thoughts. Cameeli, Lynne, Julie hope you are all feeling better. Gail Tina,and everyone else I've missed sending lots of love and hugs to you all. Love Alison xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and all, lovely card it has a kind of Oriental feel about it . Lots of techniques to enjoy, thanks x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Different, very different .... jury's out on this one at the moment. Love the design though, off to have another look.
Enjoy what's left of your visit home.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Clai01 said...

I like it Sue as I love the stamps and the colours, looks fab x

nattyboots said...

Such a beautiful card Sue ,loving the flowers
Take Care
Elaine H X

Karen said...

Eye catching and a card that would stand out from the rest on the window sill for sure. x

Karen said...

Eye catching and a card that would stand out from the rest on the window sill for sure. x

Joan D said...

A very different "Sue" card! Mica powders are really great. I use them on parchment to make butterflies and the effect is stunning, as is this card.xxxx

Diane said...

Beautiful card today Sue its good for us to be taken in a different direction sometimes. I must try painting with mica powders the result is fabulous . The flower stamps are starting to grow on me! Have a great day with your mum. Love Diane G xxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Good to be different Sue.

Jan.moogie said...

What a different card today Sue, more about stamping and colouring techniques but so stunning. It has a simplicity in its design that is so artistic. Clever girl. Enjoy the rest of your stay with Mum before you know it you will be home and back to the grind. Hugs xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

You are right - something different but lovely just the same.

Happy belated birthday Lacelady.

Much love,

Shirley t. xxxxxxxxxx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful bright card - just love the flowers.
Love Val in Spain x

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, this one is not for me. I think it would look so much better with your roses - but that's me, you can't please us all. Make the must of your time left at home. Hazel xx

SHARICA said...

Lovely vintage card today .. xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a different look for you but it is beautiful. The flowers are stunning with the mica powders and stand out from the black background. Wish i had half your creative talent. Will watch julia and record her as well just in case i miss something lol. Have a great day what ever you are doing.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Shirley Terretta said...

Steph - so glad to read that you are home. Missed you.

Shirley T. xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I'm not quite sure about today's gift. I love the flowers and the colours and how they are arranged on the gift but it's the black background that's putting me off.
Of course I would still dearly love to receive such a wonderful gift of a piece of Sue Wilson Art! Afterall I was always told when young 'you cannot say that you don't like it until you've tried it' and as I've carried that on with my family I have to say I need to see; touch; and hold it in my hands so fingers etc are all crossed.
Bit of a blustery day here but we have some sunshine with it so perhaps a good day ahead.
Steph so pleased to hear you are home and we don't have to convene the escape party. Hope you are not too tired - Reaction always sets in as soon as you put one foot over your own threshold and tears flow. I know it always does with me so take a day or two just resting.
Take care everyone and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Well as you know I am not a lover of black cards but I love how the background on this one sets off the stunningly beautiful flowers. Such pretty colours that the mica powder gives and I love the really raised dimension you have managed to get here. Lovely!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love it !! I love dark cards, they are mysterious and decadent, I really love the painting with micas, I really must try this technique, I also love the placement of the flowers and leaves. Gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Victoria said...

Very dramatic card Sue, the flowers really stand out against the black background. The shimmer is subtle and pretty.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is so pretty and shimmery, love it

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Wow!!! What a dramatic card. I really like it. I have a lot of mica powders but never use them. Now I can try this. Thank you for more inspiration. I dont know how you do this everyday. Enjoy the rest of your time at home. Hugs Heather.x

Pauline Norbury said...

Different but great sue.

karenlotty said...

I 'm not sure about this one Sue I'd like to see it in real life to be sure! It does look so dark on my screen I love the flower stamp it't on my Need List

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone. A beautiful bouquet of flowers displayed to perfection on the black background!! Stunning!!!
Enjoy the rest of your time with your Mum Sue. The weeks just fly past.
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the flowers. Beautiful card.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Just stunning card, love the appliqued flowers - they look real.
Hope you are enjoying precious time with Mum
Carol x

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue, the flowers are stunning. I would be very proud to own this card.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

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Lacelady said...

REally pretty card Sue, I love the flowers, and I bet they look better in real life compared to the screen. Great for posting too.

barbiepinkfairy said...

This one doesn't do it for me .... Sorry xxx

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue I have to say this card is not for me. It is just the flowers I don't like but it could be done with your roses instead. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time with your Mom and your family I know we can't wait to welcome you home.

Hope all in pain or feeling sad can find some sunshine in their day and I send hugs to you. Helen xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the flowers but would prefer a lighter background .
I would still love to own it .
Marion H

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, not my thing but I love the flowers and design. love Jean Z xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Oh my goodness what a stunning card. I have wanted these flowers for ages as I love the stitched look of them. Love the leaves and well everything. A beauty. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Love the vibrant colours in contrast to the black card stock. It shows how versatile this stamp set is. I've been colouring mine in with pastel toned pro-markers but it looks like I'll be getting my micas out this afternoon!

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

My kinda card, stunning. Love the colours of the flowers, I love it !!
Hugs to all, welcome bk to the absent friends. Take care lorraine x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry not a fan of these stamps so not one of the best. I do love the colours you have used.
Have a good day.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
stunning card i would really love to win this card thank you tracy w x

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
just love the card another stunner Sue.This is another to go on my wish list (the stamp set).ope you all have a good day. Susi xx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue very different biut I love it stunning the flowers are just fab thank you for sharing love to all welcome home steph hope your ok xxxxx

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Lovely card design - for me I would prefer a lighter background - but its personal choice.


Aquarius said...

Love this card and the black just shows off the beautifully vibrant flowers to perfection.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love the colours you have used on the flowers. It's not a card I would make as I prefer other flowers, but one which I would be very pleased to receive. Have a great day. Best wishes

Alison Couchman said...

I love this one. Very dramatic contrast between the flowers and the background. I would love to be today's lucky winner.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the composition and the jewel colours of the card, am useless at cutting out by hand so will be using a flower stamp that has a matching die if I make something like this
Welcome home Steph have missed you and Norah hope that toad has turned into a prince by now. Hugs to all in need of one
Best wishes everyone, Pat

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Although the black is not my cup of tea, the beautiful cheery wee daisies have brightened and cheered it up immensely. I love the mica powder paint that you have used as it gives it that sparkle. Thank you for the continued inspiration and enthusiasm that you give so freely and with such love each day.
Lorraine, glad to see that you are finally getting help with your ferril cats. I hope you find the new batch of kittens to give them a fighting chance of being loved.
Julie, isn't it a wonderful feeling being able to see again?
Lynda, poor Annie. I do hope your balls of fluff are lighter than mine. Tia is terrified of the thunder and lightening so jumps up on my knee to shake...all 36kgs of her.AAAAAAAAHHHH.
Hey Sandra, maybe i should have Bella & Milos to sort out my keeping wool from getting rid off? Once they had a good roll around and play with the cones and balls, it would have cut down my wool mountain greatly.
I have to agree in your new training regime Lynne for the too horrors. Giving them an in depth knowledge of how gardening should be at least tried is a good idea and their daddy is just jealous he didn't think of it first.
Myra you were the wheel woman in our escape plans to spring hardened pain inmate Lancs Steph who burrowed out before we had finished gathering the gen on the hospital layout. Welcome home Steph, I hope that you will be feeling a bit brighter soon after your torture treatment that you had to undergo. I truly hope that it will make all the difference to you flower.
Lindsay, i will save you the searching down at the pond, because if i ever get rid of this toad i shall not be looking for another as this one has done enough damage to last a lifetime.
The wee fella's award ceremony was good yesterday and all the young people did well. It is great for a school like the Secondary Support Service to be able to turn the roughest and hardest of children into fantastic young men and women. Rory is the only austic child there but the rest of the children are brilliant with him and he has friends that all look out for him. He has the charm with the women since he first started speaking at nursery with the "you smell nice" for the kick off line. Or "you look very pretty Miss". Now being honest how many ladies do you know that wouldn't fall for that one and i have always had to get presents for ALL his ladies. Try 7 necklace and earrings sets each Christmas and summer term break up. Now it's down to 4 or 5 including the taxi driver who is fantastic with him and his escort who will keep him to my rules of behaviour. Some of the escorts for the special needs children give them sweets and various things. And they will let them off with ignoring good manners. I still think good manners is something that all children should be instilled with, even if they are not the best at everything and can be challenging, good manners counts for an awful lot and says a lot about a person. But hey i'm old fashioned which i admit and that was just the way i was brought up, but it is amazing how people notice. Well i am going to say that it is a beautiful day today, but going on this weeks record how long it will stay with us is a good question. I hope that you all have a wonderful day and if the sun isn't shining outside, make it shine from in. Take care dear friends and sending cyber hugs to all those fragile friends that need that wee bit of a hug or just need a friend
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue& lovely blog friends,
Wow what a different look toda, Mica powders are like magic aren't they?. The Creative Expressions or cosmic shimmer ones are just so pretty, they seem to be packed with colour pigment so each of the beautiful colours just pop, they give different results on different cards, so it's really good to do colour swatches like Julia does!
Well we had a quit night as a result of the jabs, but we seem to be back on full power this morning, running round like Whirling Dervishers this mornings bless them! The vet confirmed what I had researched and we are going to have to ignore him seems mean, when he is being so nice!
Well it's my older daughters birthday this weekend and her boyfriend has bought her.......................................... A puppy!!! Oh my goodness, I can't believe it, what happens when they all clear off to work etc! Hi is a Yorkiepoo and they have called him..........Diego! Too many syllables in my opinion! So the battles have commenced, Milo has taken the role of 'protector', I am guess things will get better with time! I tell you I am a nervous, jabbering wreck, well I had better get organised.
Steph so glad to hear that you have escaped and back home, it's so much nicer recouperating in your home, sleeping in your own bed! Welcome back xx
Big hugs to to you all my lovelies, Norah, Cameeli, Lynne,Lynda, Mrs B, Myra, Margaret, Pam, Julie & Sue of course and anyone I missed xxxx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

This is retro with alot of class, very funky and great for sending to people who love flowers but don't like the pretty plainer and more classic cards.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
I love the concept of today's card but I think I would use a different colour background , green maybe , have got this set and some mica powders so will give it a try . Thanks Sue xx

Welcome home Steph, hope your feeling ok after your treatment and that it improves your well being xx

Hope all our lovely blog friends have a good day, and hugs and best wishes to Pam. Yorkielass, Lynda, Gail ,Tina and any one else who just needs a big hug xx


Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely card again thanks for sharing
Denise X

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
I love this card and I have tried working with black card and mica powders before and I really like the result. However, I am always unsure how recipients will receive Black Card so am careful who I send the cards to.
The stitched flowers are a favourite of mine and look great on your card.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your time with your family.
Love Lesley S

hollyberry said...

The flowers really stand out in those gorgeous colours from the black background.

Debbie Tinks said...

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

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
and good morning to all the ladies. I'm glad to see you're home Steph and wish you the very best of health.
Well, the granddaughters are off to school, the washing is hanging on the line, I've made a cup of coffee and it's 9.58 - I'm ready for Julie!!
Sue, this is a gorgeous card - the mica powders always look so vibrant against black.
Take care ladies, must go as Julia is calling to me. My very best wishes to you all.
I'll log in tonight and read the rest of the comments.
Maureen xx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Whilst I appreciate the artistry and work that's gone into its making I think if I'm honest I'd have to say its not one that I would have a go at. That doesn't mean to say that I wouldn't like to receive it! Thank you for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well its a sunny day today so wont get much crafting done but have a bit to do, todays card is really pretty I love it the colours are stunning , hugs sarah xx

weefortune said...

Beautiful card Sue, reaaly dull her today so this has brightened the day Hugs Elaine x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Ooooh those mica coloured blooms really pop on the black background. They are such pretty it!

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card - this is really lovely. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous very striking card love the colours you have used. Hugs

Maryann Laursen said...

This is definitely a very different card, than you use to make, but still very beautiful.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, wow a gorgeous card. So dramatic the mica painted flowers on a background of black.

Sonia Jones said...

How pretty is this card? I hope everyone is well? I've not been around for a little while as I've been so busy with work but hoping to call in more often now. Hugs to all Sonia x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card, wasn't too sure about the black but the more I looked at it the more I like it!. The flowers are lovely I love mica powders and will have to use mine more often. I think we all forget about some of our stash. Until you jog our memory.
Steph so glad you are home, take care and let everyone run after you. Hugs to everyone else who needs them. Jess x

alimecca said...

Just me again, just read what I wrote before and that should read Cazzie not Crazier! Blinking predictive text!! Love to all Alison xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the mica flowers, good Luck to everyone in the Wednesday draw.
Sue I hope you are managing to relax with your family before you return to your adopted home and hectic lifestyle LOL sending love and crafty hugs to your Mom xxx
Take care, Love Brenda xxx

Gail - sorry your brother has had this setback. Sending you and your family love and prayers.

Myra - are you still picking up buttons?

Steph - are you really home or did Norah's escape plan work? Take things easy, a day at a time LOL

Norah - Rory sounds a georgeous wee man, forget his problems - his charm will get him where ever he wants to be! One of our grandsons has Asperger's syndrome
- minor problems compared to some (he is high on the spectrum) one thing that makes him stand out is his good manners, he will give me a big hug and a bigger thank you just fore making him dinner when he visits, and he never takes things for granted. Good manners go a long way, that was instilled into us by our mum and dad and I carried this on with our children, people notice when a child is polite, it's lovely to see and hear.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Just love this card. I haven't these flowers but I do have others. So will be having a go a making this card. I must try and remember to do them with embossing powders first though. plenty of tears Mrs B when our Rello's went home. Hopefully there flight wasn't delayed (due to leave at 9.50 last night . Flew to Abbu Dabi first , then onto Australia. Their son will pick them up from the airport. welcome home Steph after your stay in hospital! hope it's done you some good. Wow betide the doctors if it hasn't . They'll have us to answer to. Norah what pens do you use now for colouring?. As you win some spectrum Noir pens would be interested to see how they compare with pro marks if that's what you use now. Hugs to all in need today. Especially Pam and Cameeli , hope your eye is improving. Off to water your toms, ours still only have flowers on them, no sign of Toms yet. big hugs to. Steph.

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the design.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, I'm not actually a fan of the stitched flowers stamps but the way you have used them is very striking against the black card. Keep up the good work. Enjoy the rest of your break. Love and hugs
Alison D x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is a stunner, very dramatic, love the placement of the flowers and the colours are gorgeous. Have a lovely day with your Mom.
Steph so glad that you are home, get some good rest in your own bed, miss you.
Daily hugs to Pam, Tina, Tres, Sandra, Tandy, Julie and Cameeli.
Norah Rory sounds a grand wee lad a credit to you, hope the frog is not playing up.
Lynne hugs to you, Tilly and Cully, hope the gardening training is going well.
Lynda hope Annie has calmed down, hugs to you, Annie and Bambi.
Lyndsay hoe your little man is doing well and that the foals are enjoying some sunshine, hugs to you all.
Jeaan D hugs to you and Gary.
Gail C love and hugs to you and your brother.
Hugs to all Wilsonettes who are in pain or sad.
Julia's show with Nigel was great.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

This is one for me Sue, really a stand out card, thanks for the inspiration as always, some one will be lucky this week.
Steph so glad you are home, just take it easy.
Myra poor you havering to sort out all those buttons again, what a nightmare.
Norah and Brenda, I totally agree manners are everything, but cost nothing.
Lynne, my dog has now decided to dig his way through the garden, keep filling the hole in and then he comes along and emptys it again arghhh. Well done for hiding and telling them off, of course they weren't doing anything wrong really!
Sandra, Karen, Alison, TOB, Tres, Gail, June, Pam, Cameeli, Gail, Cazzie, and all other Wilsonettes that I haven't mentioned, hugs to you all xx

Leanne said...

Whoever wins this beauty is gonna be very lucky.

Joanna Dickson said...

Can just say good morning Sue and all the crew.
For love nor money could I access this blog yesterday. I received the email notification but when it came to desperately wanting my daily fix every time it sent me to the Virgin search page. Thank goodness it's working today.
Another fab card. I love the black base. It draws you eye to the whole card rather than an element of it.
Well the sun is shining in Blackpool so I'm going to sit in it while I can.
Have a fantastic day one and all. Nice to see that Stephen is back home.
Lots of crafty love, Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue,
What a stunningly beautiful. I love the way you have used the mica to get a gorgeous bright colour on the flowers and against the black it's amazing!

This might be different from your usual style but it's tremendously successful. Thank you for reminding me what I need to do with my mica powders, as I bought some along while ago used them once on some paper clay flowers then totally forgot about them till I was packing my stuff into boxes!
Now I know how to use them I am wanting even more to go back to my flat and sort it out quick so I can start crafting at home again. ( I'm currently driving my mum mad as I'm having to stay at hers with nearly all my craft equipment and goodies while my flat is sorted out after a major water leak from my washing machine which went through all three rooms- kitchen, lounge and bedroom!). I can't wait to get back home again.

Best wishes and thank you for the inspiration
Katie-Louise sweetlove

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Nice card!
a must try.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

jane stillman said...

Absolutely fabulous, the flowers look gorgeous against the dark background xx

Alice G said...

Hi Sue,

Love the gorgeous flowers and they really stand out against the background but it's just a bit too much black for me. Though I imagine it looks softer in real life.

Hugs Alice xx

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Love the bright flowers. Stunning card as usual. xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Lovely card Sue. Love the flowers, they really stand out against the black background. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love, love, love this card. I wish it was my birthday! Out today so recording Julia's shows to watch tonight.

Marianna Hammer said...

Very different but still appealing. I love mica on black, and I bet it is even better in real life than on the pictures :)

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
A really rich and beautiful card
Love the colours so opulent.

Delighted that Steph is home hoping you soon recover and are not so tired, such a brave lady.

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them especially Pam, Cameeli,
Gail, Steph and Tina.
Margaret corgi owner

Jill Liddle said...

Now this is my kind of card. Elegant.

TOB said...

Very different, but just as nice. Love the flowers. Hugs to all who need them. Theresa x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! This is a very striking card today. I love the appliqué flower stamps as I think they are something different to the usual style of flowers everyone sees. I love how you have embossed with gold powder then coloured them in with the mica powders, just stunning !! I used to think using black on a card was a bad idea but after seeing many of your cards using black, I now use it myself a lot. It is fab for bringing out other colours, accentuating them (a big word for me !! ) and being used to make a card that is bold and striking !! This is a fantastic card Sue. I love it !! I love that vintage tag to. (It is still on my wish list.) The die set I bought this month is your faux quilled blooms, Sue. They have just arrived and look fab. The only problem is that I want to play with them right now but I have three men's cards I have make first !! Dohhh !!!
I watched your fab video yesterday and looked at some comments on the blog. I have done it again Sue. I did all that and then left and forgot to comment myself !! Many apologies, it's my brain !! It just does not work properly since I became ill. Well I really loved the card you made yesterday, but unfortunately I don't yet have that particular border, corner and tag set. I have the other two from your other collections though !! I may give it a try with the Italian corners, they are just beautiful. I do not have the flower stamps you used but I have the HC Aster flower stamps I could use I instead. Thank you Sue for sharing more beautiful cards with us yesterday and today. I love them all. Enjoy the last of your holiday time with your family and friends. Sending you lots of love Sue, I hope you have a lovely day today, love Tres x x x

To Lancashire Steph, I am so glad you are back home. Lots of love and hugs to you. Take care love Tres x x x

To all the Wilsonettes, have a wonderful day today, sending you all lots of love and hugs, from Tres x x x

Beth T said...

Very elegant card--I know the camera doesn't pick up the shimmer and doesn't do this card justice. It always surprises me that you can paint on black and still have such vibrant colors.
Thanks for designing such a beautiful card, and sharing it with us.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
WOW What an Absolutely Stunning card. Using the Mica for painting the flowers have made them really eye catching , stunning colours Sue
Take care
Hazel Gxx

Myra from Florida said...

Just love this. Want to try this technique soon. What a statement this makes.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Such a beautiful card, I really love it. Would help cheer me up too as I have been ill for so long now. Hugs for anyone who needs them xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

So happy that it's Julia representing Creative Expressions today:) The only thing that would be better would be Sue :D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all wonderful Wilsonettes. Just a quickie whilst Im still awake !
Thank you to those that sent me good wishes over the past few days, I was kept in touch. A rough day or so but wont bore you. Anyway lots to catch up on here, the best blog in blogland. So when Ive caught up with Sue's wonderful medicine (thank you Sue) I shall get back to 'normal' whatever normal is : )
Did I say a 'quickie' ? Oh well there ya go !
A spectacular card today Sue, I just love mica powders. Good luck everyone, someone will have the most wonderful treasure to look forward to next week.
Love you.

Lancashire Steph xxx

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous, Sue, I love gold on black with that lovely shimmer.
Love and Hugs to you and all the Wilsonettes, Judy M

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, flowers really stand out against the dark background

SusanP, Kent said...

Lovely, lovely card Sue. The flowers look gorgeous in these beautiful jewel colours. Great video yesterday.

Susan White said...

Really striking contrasts for today's card - thanks for sharing, Susan x

Janette MacArthur said...

This is a really different card for you but I love it! Watched Julia this morning - excellent show & am now recording the afternoon one! Great day here in Erskine - having our first BBQ of the year tonight!
Hugs to all, Janette x

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful simple elegant card today - good luck!
Just to say I heard Mrs B's email and then she won a Julia original - lucky lady!!
Bye from sunny Spain.
Sheila x

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue not really my cup of tea, but im sure if it was mine (hint hint) I would be converted....Yvonne xxx

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue not really my cup of tea, but im sure if it was mine (hint hint) I would be converted....Yvonne xxx

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
Lovely simply elegant card.
Sheila x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

I love the way the mica powders shimmer on black card - this is great and so very different for you. Love it
Beverley W

SandytheRed Lewis said...

So dramatic this card the colours jump out, (pop) as you would say Sue. I love it!! Hugs x

Laura O said...

chalk board feel to this card ,love it ,Laura O

Lilian said...

Lovely card not sure about the black but love those flowers. Lilian

Unknown said...

Afternoon Sue,
Very striking card, lovely vibrant colours on the flowers.
Best wihes to all,
Susan McG x

Barbara said...

Very different card today Sue but I love it! I have never really had a problem with black cards and this one is brightened up with the gorgeous flowers. I use mica a lot to colour in as I love the sheen you get and the colours are very vibrant.
I would love to win this card.

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue a truly striking card. The flowers are so colourful and look very pretty with the gold embossing.
They really stand out against the black background, but would look equally good against a light background I'm sure. I would love to win this card : - )

I haven't managed to post any comments the past three days, as I had travelled to Essex for my Father-in-Laws' funeral and had very limited internet access.

Best Wishes to everyone, especially those of you recovering from illness, or have suffered a
Hope the sun is shining where you are,
Angela in S. Wales

Carol S. said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the shimmer on the flowers. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

The flowers are gorgeous and just so striking on the dark background.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Linda said...

Beautiful and such strikingly brilliant colors!

hazel young said...

Pretty Card Sue love the stle and colours xx hazel

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes I love today's card the flowers are just gorgeous painted with the mica powders like a lot of others I had forgotten about how lovely they look I must also get mine out & use again thank you Sue for a stunning card it's striking. Love & hugs to you & your mom & family treasure every last moment you have before you returne.Lynda Brock xx

Norah Annie is a Shih Tzu so only small balls of fluff haha She doesn't want cuddles or to sit on my lap when thundering or heavy rain, she just wants to walk up & down shaking like a leaf with a biscuit in her mouth till it stops.How do you cope with 36k of Tia on your lap bless her. Bambi our Chihuahua doesn't take any notice sleeps right through it like hubby.
Rory sound like a lovely young lad So pleased his award ceremony went well,& i agree politeness costs nothing he is a credit to you hugs Lynda xx

Alison thank you for letting me know about the download of E B booklet from Craftwell will defently do that later hugs Lynda xx

Sandra wow welcome to Diego he sounds adorable, you will have your hands full today keeping Bella & Milo & puppy under control. I don't think much crafting will get done today. Me thinks you will be glad when your daughter gets home. Hi fives from Annie & Bambi & big gental hugs from me Lynda xx

Steph so pleased you are back home take it easy you are a brave lady & let Mr Lancs take care of you love & gental hugs Lynda xx

Gail C hugs for you & your brother hope he is not in too much pain love Lynda xx

Yorkielass Annie is fine now thank you hugs from Annie Bambi & Me xx

Jean D hugs to you & Gary Lynda xx

Hugs to Pam Tina Tres Julie Laz,Lindsay Theresa TOB ,Lynne Tilly & Cully love Lynda xx

Hugs to all who need them Lynda xx

Annie Pennington said...

Very striking. The PP Jewel tones set are wonderful. I haven't painted with mine for ages. So many techniques, so little time:( xx Annie

Anonymous said...

hey I really do like today's card. Quite different but very do-able. Saw a little of Julia's show - always a joy.
Susie T

Craftysusan said...

I don't normally do black cards but the mica colours really look bright against it,so pretty. Thanks for the continuing inspiration and for taking us out of our comfort zone sometimes.

johanna from widnes said...

hi sue love the card but i havn't ever tried mica powders never had any need to i suppose, but i do love the colours so deep and rich love J

Jane said...

I love it beautiful.

Jane xx

Oksana said...

Just gorgeous Sue! Has reminded me that I haven't used my mica powders recently too!xx

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue love this weeks card give alway

Anonymous said...

Always love to see black, Sue, and do like the contrast with the jewel colours - but still not warming to those stamps, think (for me) they are just too simplistic. Would love this card with FQB's instead!!

Glad your back, Steph, and hopefully feeling a lot better?

'P' in Wales

Lynn Hardy said...

What a lovely card! I am a great fan of the JustRite stamp sets.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I LOVE LOVE LOVE This card! The light coloured matting sets off the black which sets off the flowers. I'm another person that loves painting with/ mixing paints with micas too (two slightly different effects).

Lancashire Steph, I hope your hospital stay was a success.

Although I recorded Julia Watts' shows for later I've looked at the stamps and glitter paste. Mmmm!!! More decisions!

Crafty hugs to all,

T x

Brenda Hanlon said...

A pretty card and very different from your usual style. Love the mica powder use.

Pinky said...

Hi Sue

Well,it certainly appeals to me!! The contrast of the black with the jewel colours is just delicious!

Vicki x

CraftyJo said...


Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, I really like today's card perfect for youngsters by which I mean teenagers.
I am looking forward to watching Julia' shows any time now as I have been held prisoner in my craft room all day LOL.
X Ros

Janice K said...

A lovely card that initially reminded me of the chalkboard effect, gorgeous flowers.x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue I hate to have to say this ,but today's card is not for me.

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
Beautiful card today so rich and colourful.i watch you make a card on the video Sue and you have it
done in 15mins, when I make a card it takes me hours and the room is a blinkin tip lol, must
try to be a bit more organised,
Hope Everyone has been ok today.
From Christine C and Ella

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the flowers look fab!

Craftihappiness to you all love from Pearl.

Tracy Stitt said...

Evening sue N crafty crew

I really love the colours in the card ice not tried mica powders yet but ill add that to my every growing craft list an as my hubby says ill get them an use them once or not at all as I usually put them some where then forget I have it! Lol
Love to all Tracy from killie xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card as ever Sue, although not as fussy as some of your designs, but never the less excellent card. I am going to have a go at making this design but with some tweeks here and there, so I guess when it's finished it will look nothing like as good as yours.


Brooke b said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers and the colours. xxxx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Goode evening all crafting friends!
Good evening Steph - just great to have you back! Take it easy , so glad we didn't need to use Norah's Escape plan! x
Sue I think I have mentioned before that I am not keen on that stamp set but I do really like what you have done with today's card. I think it's because you have cut the flowers out. I too love Mica powders. Julia got me into those!
It is very dramatic and so different. I'm in the For Camp!
To all the ladies who sympathised with me on the button escape - Mrs B, Lindsay, Anne , Brenda and Norah . Thanks! They are still in a glorious mess as we just threw them all in any old how! Little boy looked and other children stopped all waiting for my reaction. I couldn't help laughing as it was such a mess and it was an accident! Everyone laughed - drama over.
Tres - I thought the same as you about yesterday's stamp as I don't have it either so I was going to try the HC aster one - great minds - or something! Lol
Anne sooty about the soaking! Hope the shortbread went down well .
Norah - pleased you had a good time at Rory's school.
He sounds lovely. I agree good manners are important and lovely to see. Thanks for saying I could be the wheel woman! Do you think some folks may think we are a bit mad? I don't care really! x
Sandra - welcome to Diego - wow you have your hands full. Don't overdo things, young lady! x
Sending love to Tina, Gail, Cazzie, Julie, Pam and anyone else who needs a hug today.
I've been on a Ladies Outing today! I don't really DO those as a general rule now I know why! Ladies but strange things eg, one lime green ceramic frying pan, one two pound loaf tin, one pound of carrots! I must stop - these are just a selection of wares we were shown today! Help I need my crafting buddies - we buy sensible things!
Love Myra, sorry for tonight's rumblings!

Myra P said...

Oh dear, tonight's rumblings - were meant to be ramblings.
Ladies buy strange things!
Anne sorry -not sooty! I'm overtired ! x
Love Myra

Theresa Pace said...

i'm impressed with the coverage you got from the mica powders on black card! they look gorgeous xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, love this dramatic card , what a statement piece. Sorry late commenting but had a light bulb moment and decided that my craftroom needed to go into a bigger room . Have just spent the whole flipping day and evening moving everything and still have lots to do. Hubby made the stupid mistake of saying " do you need all this stuff" . This is not STUFF I said , but masterpieces waiting to be created. How I managed to think up that line being so doggone tired I don't know.
Well off to bed now with poochies fast asleep on the bottom of the bed. Lol to you Sue and all my wonderful friends here ( you included as a friend Sue) lynne m & fur babies x x x

Gail said...

A very different card and a little bright for me - sorry xx GailT xx

Gail said...

A very different card and a little bright for me - sorry xx GailT xx

rachel said...

this is wonderful Sue - its right up my street! Hugs rachel x

terrie said...

Well this card sure appeal to me...Love the shimmery colors that you used...
Well done Sue

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Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone!Very nice card,not worked with mica powder before but it look fun.

Ooh dear what antics everyone seem to be up to,Horses escaping,dogs and cats story's ,broken washing machines,escape plan for Steph(nice to hear you are back home,take it easy) new puppy and buttons everywhere,and Norah's toad. If this was written into a book I be the first one to buy it:)
Cazzie- Sorry for your loss.
Hug to you and everyone else!
I'm off to see my family for a few weeks but will try to catch up with you bloggers from time to time .
Til Sue and everyone,take care!

samantha wade said...

Wonderful card, love mica its so rich, the flowers are so cute,i would love to win this card, i do like different, xx

Janty said...

I just love this card Sue the black just enhances all the rich colours you have used. Please do more of these please they are so different. Thank you for your inspiration xx janice

Janty said...

I just love this card Sue the black just enhances all the rich colours you have used. Please do more of these please they are so different. Thank you for your inspiration xx janice

janet said...

Another nice card -and so different to the lacy ones. I like the use of the mica powders and I'm sure it looks really stunning 'in the card' as it were!
Janet in Kent

Barbara said...

I LOVE this card! The colors are just luscious.

Barbara said...

I LOVE this card! The colors are just luscious.

Maggie Rose said...

I'm sorry Sue. Not liking this card. Personal opinion and I hope you don't mind my saying so.
Maybe a brighter background would have made it easier on the eye.

Muriel Kelly said...

Beautiful card, I haven't stamped and embossed for a while but you make it look so good,

Muriel x

dreamer said...

I just love, love, these flowers
the gold on top make them stand out so much have not yet tried the powders yet, like to see a video on them thanks sue, regard wendy

dreamer said...

I just love, love, these flowers
the gold on top make them stand out so much have not yet tried the powders yet, like to see a video on them thanks sue, regard wendy

julie laz said...

Lovely card sue, crafty hugs Julie xx
Hope everyone is ok, hugs to all xx

Janice Brummett said...

Sue, another beautiful card. I have used the mica powders in different ways. Painting with them is always fun. If I'm going to "paint", I'll grab my twinkling H20's because they have more colors available. I use watercolor paper and the colors are just beautiful. Would love to be the "lucky lady" to win this card.

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