Thursday, 10 July 2014

Black And White Birthday

 Hi bloggers!  A black and white beauty for today's offering.  I started by doing some tone on tone stamping using the Floral Lace background by Justrite. I stamped it with a Clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed it with black powder on black card.  I used the Vintage Tag die by Justrite to make an aperture in the centre.  This shape is actually drawn into the design so it just begs to be cut out!  I used the Heirloom Flourish One die and cut six of them and used them to edge my background piece so they are just peeking over the edge.  I stamped the matching stamp from the Home Bakery Labels set in black on coconut white card.  I mounted the background over this and lined it up in the aperture opening.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with a small Vintage Labels Seven die and mounted it on foam pieces.  Using the Classic Rose die set, I made a flower out of coconut white card and "sugared" it with Iced Snow.  I seated my rose on a messy bow out of white seam binding and white tulle.  I finished the card with a double white mat with flatback pearls in the corners.  Finished dimensions are 6" x 7 1/4" in size.

  I have a really big surprise for you tomorrow so please don't forget to pop by the blog as I am just dying to share it with you!!!!


Vick said...

Oh WOW you know me and black LOVE IT!!! this is such an elegant card, stunning!!! hugs, Vick xxx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Pam said...

Great card Sue, really lovely. I hope you and Julia have a fabulous time in lovely Northallerton and get to meet lots of our lovely Wilsonettes (wish I could be there too). Waiting for tomorrows news.
Gail, my thoughts are with you and the family, your lovely brother is now pain free.
Robbie has started his rehab and had his first full nights sleep, thank you everyone for your constant well wishes and support, it is invaluable.
Love and big hugs to all

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, simply beautiful and elegant card!!Loving the heirloom flourish!!
I am very intrigued about your
big surprise!!

Hope you and Julia are enjoying the North Yorkshire countryside and hospitality!!

Mrs P you look amazing, I am so happy that the visit to Wales was a great success.

The interview, sadly not this time but the experience was helpful, so I can take away some ideas for next time... I have couple of others options in the pipeline just got to make it the right one.

Pam a hug for you, Sandra hope you are ok?

Gail thinking of you honey xx

Have a nice day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another beautiful card.
Now you have us all on tenter hooks. Have a good day all and take care. Sue I hope you and Julia have a great time. Kitty

Jan.moogie said...

WOW What a stunner and so so you. Sue you spoil us with this gorgeous card then you leave us with a tease and now I have to wait till tomorrow. Have a lovely day with Julia and all the crafty

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Gorgeous, striking card. X

Clai01 said...

Oh a surprise! love surprises!
hope the trip is going well x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a very lovely, elegant card. I love black and white. Both you and Julia now have us all hopping around wondering what the big surprise is. Oh well, just have to check back. Hope that you and Julia have a great time. And I hope everyone has a good day. Bx

tracy w said...

Morning sue
Can not wait to see what's in store tomorrow
This card is stunning
Love it all thank you Tracy w x

Anonymous said...

A real classic today, Sue, love the black-on-black and the edging flourishes - so elegant.
Yes, like surprises too, do we have an inkling of what's in store (pun!)?

'P' in Wales

Julie - you would have loved the demo day in HW - let's hope for another when you're well enough to go.
Cameeli - sorry, but there's something better waiting for you.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. A very elegant offering today, the close up photos really show it off. Can't wait for your big news tomorrow, how will you keep your secret in Northallerton? Hope you and Julia have a wonderful time today, wish I was there!
Pam, so pleased that Robbie is on the path to recovery and well done Carmeeli for having the courage to try for something different - so often the fear of failure prevents us trying at all.
Sue xxx

Wendy L said...

Beautifully stylish. Tomorrow sounds exciting!!!!!

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Loving the monochrome look.
Looking forward to hearing about the surprise!!
Enjoy your day.
Sheila x

June said...

Morning everyone, it is certainly a bit miserable outside weather wise, still never mind the garden will benefit from it. How is everyone today, safe and well I hope. Well Sue what can I say, such a truly beautiful card, I so love black and white, another definite one to try when I get a minute, I do have one of your stamps so I will try it with that. And a surprise, oh I like what can it be!!. Pam good to hear Robbie has had a full nights sleep, that is certainly a welcome step. I am sorry to hear of your loss Gail. Talk to everyone tomorrow, have a safe, and happy day June Smith xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card even though it is black! Can't wait for the surprise - is it your new dies? Have a great day in Northallerton.
Cameeli sorry you didn't get the job but better luck next time. Pam pleased Robbie on the road to recovery and hope you are getting there too. Love and hugs to everyone. Alison xxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Super black and white, love the tone on tone stamping, beautiful card xx love a surprise, will be checking in tomorrow xx

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today, black and white always does it for me. You are a big tease too about tomorrow...look forward to that.
Also I must say that I just love the Holly Swirl stamp in yesterday's blog - must have to get that one.
ElizabethS x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love the lace background with the flourish peeking out behind it. Wish it was tomorrow to find out what the surprise is!!
Pam, glad to hear Robbie had a good nights sleep, hugs to you and Gail thinking of you. Cameeli commiserations but something better will come along
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Maria Illsley said...

Lovely card Sue
Can't wait to hear about the surprise xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card today. Love the black and white, and the framing of the flourish dies - so elegant. Can't wait for tomorrow's news!! Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful card.

Roz x

sonja_w said...

Love black and white cards, the tone on tone stamping is fantastic. Looking forward to hearing your news tomorrow x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Just stunning, love it. Love the background, wow that stamp is gorgeous. love how you have framed it and the use of dies.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,

I think the black embossing is very elegant and really like how you have used the heirloom gage to edge it. You always think outside the box and show us such creative ways to use the dies. Looking forward to what you are going to treat us with 2mrw.

Hugs Alice xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
from a very very wet and cold Burgundy. It's more like November here than July this week; so I'm hoping that you're all having a much better weatherwise week than we are here.
I love monochrome and today's gift just is a perfect sample of how it should look like. It also have the 'less is more' look to it and so today's gift is a big hit with me.
I really must do more stamping. It's one of those techniques where I think about it after I've embossed and started on other things and then I see your stamped backgrounds. Ah well will just have to make a note to myself to go with all the other written down notes because I cannot remember.
Good luck today Sue in North Yorkshire - I'm sure they will look after you very well. I'm so envious of all you Wilsonettes who are going to meet you. Perhaps one day will come my way.
Cameeli - It was obviously not your time and the job wouldn't have suited you. Everything happens for a reason and as you say there are other options.
'P' in Wales - It's a man thing isn't it. They just don't know when to throw the 'shuvvle' (that's our word in our house) away and just keep digging the hole bigger and bigger.
Gail - Nothing will help at the moment but in time things change. Hurts don't go away but they just change. My thoughts are with you all.
Hope everyone's OK. Take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely dramatic and elegant card, very chic. Enjoy your trip x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Have a birthday card to do today, so I think being as I have all the ingredients I am going to replicate today's beautiful design, love the tone on tone and the recessed aperture and of course your beautiful bow. Enjoy today say hi to all our bloggers. Can't wait for your big surprise but I think like many others , I expect I have an inkling!!!
Pam great news on Robbie sending you both special hugs, hope the foot is improving xx.
Cameeli sorry you didn't get the job xx

Yorkielass enjoy your day with Sue today and anyone else who is lucky enough to be going ,
Sending crafty hugs to everyone,
Jean D xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
WOW WOW WOW love this colour combo. A very classy card.
Amanda xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Sue, another for my 'must do' file! Have a lovely trip, love to all, Judy M

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this especialy the flourish you've used to edge the mat - re your news tomorrow - I know what I'd like it to be - we shall see.....Enjoy your day out n about meeting Wilsonettes galore I expect. Son on that thought what is the collective noun for Wilsonettes I wonder? cant think of a suitable word - any suggestions folks?.. A XXXXXXXXXX of Wilsonettes -
Clare W

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the colour combination and the background is fabulous. I hope today's workshop goes well I am sure everyone will have a great time. A surprise tomorrow how exciting. Love Jackie

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and Wilsonettes
Wow! what a striking looking card. After ten hours without power yesterday, we are back to normal. We really do rely on electricity for everything nowadays. Our friends made us a lovely lunch, so we didn't go without. I think I may try and replicate this card today. I have been making Christmas cards using the frame made with grand square labels that Sue demonstrated on tv by embossing before cutting and it makes it much simpler....thank you Sue. I cannot wait to hear the surprise !!!
Love and lots of hugs to those whe are in need of them
Dawn Searle xxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Lovely classy card today. Love black and white cards and the tone on tone with the stamping. Will have to get the flourish die as it looks beautiful just peeking out. I wonder what your big surprise is tomorrow. Hoping its a sneek peek at your new dies fingers crossed. You made it safely to northalleton and i hope you both have a great day.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love this, the Floral Lace background and the Heirloom Flourish One die are gorgeous. Oh, Sue, for once I am going to be so glad that the days just seem to fly by, it will make tomorrow come round quickly so that we can find out what your surprise is!!! : )It is sunny and bright here today, I hope you have the same on your roadtrip. Enjoy it all.
Sending my daily hug to Pam and Robbie. Glad that he had a full nights sleep. We don't realise how important that is for our bodies, until it doesn't happen, for whatever reason!
Norah, glad to hear that your hubby is good at DIY. Do any men finish a job totally before starting the next? None that I know of! I hope your hills are clear and bright today for you.
Sandra, missed your comment yesterday, I hope you are ok?
Sending hugs to Sue, all of my special friends and all in need. Take care.

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card, but a bit too black for me, can't wait to find out about your surprise?
Good news about Robbie , I hope your foot gets better soon Pam.
Mrs.P I thought you looked lovely, the colour suits you, and isn't it a great feeling loosing all that weight and clothes feeling a bit big.
Sorry you didn't get the job Cameeli , but it's their loss, something else is in store for you.
Hugs to all xo

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue, surprise, surprise, now I wonder?!!

Patricia Youdell said...

Lovely. classic black and white so elegant
Pat x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Black and white is always a hit with me. Lovely card.
Love Val in Spain x

doreenj said...

Love the "sugared" look on the rose!!!

Doreen x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very striking card. Love the embellishment. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to hear your news!!!
Great news Pam.
Hugs to all who need one.

Alison said...

wow stunning card, can't wait for tomorrows surprise x
Alison Dent

Patricia said...

Good sunny morning Sue,
Once again another stunner, I love it all.
Surprise!! I like surprises!! "New Dies" maybe, Mmmmm!!
Better take extra money with me on Saturday.
Happy motoring

Patricia xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a very beautiful card today. I love the tone on tone effect. Can't wait until tomorrow!!! Take care on your road trip.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jane said...

Beautiful love this one, you are a tease lol.

Jane xx

nattyboots said...

WOW Sue , how gorgeous is this ? it is just beautiful.

Now i cant wait for Tomorrow , { you are a tease } .
Have a good day
Elaine H X

Caroljsmith said...

Wow sue what a stunner .carnt wait until tomorrow to see what your going to bring us .

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card today. Can't wait to find out the details of your surprise tomorrow.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card black and white is always so classic. So nice to see one of your roses they are lovely.

Enjoy Yorkshire its a beautiful county.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Micky French said...

Stunning Sue,love it all.
Can't wait for the surprise tomorrow you are such a tease.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a truly gorgeous card love the
tone on tone stamping very subtle but very effective
and the roses still a favourite. Roll on tomorrow
for the surprise.
Pam glad Robbie's able to sleep better now that
Will help speed his recovery.
Nancyd xx

foxyg said...

Stunning. The black on black embossing is fabulous.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow this is absolutely stunning. I love the colour and the design. Its do elegant. Take care Sue

Debs A xxc

Marion Bull said...

Love this card but I am always hesitant about using black and white myself (probably my card making) but I think it would look lovely with a dark blue as well!

Sorry about the interview Cameeli. Its a good learning experience for next time!

Looking forward to tomorrow's news! Happy day everyone!
Marion B xx

Linda28 said...

OMG what a beautiful card, I just love the colour combination and the embellishment, another stunner! Looking forward to tomorrow's surprise. Regards to all. Linda

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I adore tone on tone cards they always look so elegant. I love the way you've used the flourish die it's so pretty. You are such a tease you know now I'm not going to sleep tonight lol. Hope it's the long awaited arrival of your new dies.
'P' in Wales you looked gorgeous (what do men know?)
Sorry you didn't get the job Cameeli.
Great news about Robbie Pam sending you both a hug and a hug for you and your Mum Gail.
Hugs x
Heather T

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW this is a stunning card, so elegant love it.
Wondering what the news is going to be

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Can't wait for the Big Surprise! How intriguing!
I love the tone on tone stamping.
Thank you for your inspiration.
Veronique L

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is so gorgeous Sue, I LOVE the black and white look.
Oh no why do you always tease us soo much, and then wount tell anymore anyway?? ha ha ha. Now I´m really curious and can´t wait to hear, what you have to share of news. Couldn´t you "get to" let it out maybe late afternoon by mistake maybe? he he he

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, very simple but stunning. Can't wait to see what the big surprise is - more dies perhaps?

Edwina Scotney said...

Hi Sue a very elegant card today, I cannot wait to hear about the surprise, have a great day Edwina

Brooke b said...

Wow Sue this is a beatiful card. Love the way you have used the black and white. JB xxxx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card, love black/white combo. The flower adds a lovely touch of bling. Hope you have a great day lol lynne m & fur babies x x x

June & Lynn - have a great day at Northallerton x x x
Pam - so pleased Robbie had a good night.
Cameeli- Its their loss, something better will come along.

To all who are in pain or need me and poochies send gentle hugs and lol x x x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, "WOW WOW WOW" This is my kind of Card I so Love Black and White together it's so very Awesome, Rich and Extremely Opulent. I Love The Floral Lace Background it's such a beautiful stamp, and heat embossing black on black it gives it the Luxurious Texture, using the Vintage Tag Die to create your aperture.
Then using The Stunning Heirloom Flourish Die and placing them down and then mounting your background on top so the beautiful Die Cut pieces come showing through and they are very stunning indeed, I Love The Classic Rose Die and the you've dipped your Rose in The Awesome Iced Snow and finished of with an amazing Bow and Tulle. Beautiful Card Sue Thank You so much for sharing, Thank You for the Daily Inspiration you bring to me, Thank You for the amazing photography, Thank You For this Fabulous Blog and all your hard work keeping it going.
I'm Looking forward to The Surprise tomorrow But to be honest everyday visiting your Blog is a Surprise as you always offer something New!
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All

Sue from Wiltshire said...

A Very sophisticated card. It's beautiful.
Surprise on Friday - What a tease you are:-)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning tone on tone card, love it all.
A surprise tomorrow now I just wonder could it be your new dies.
Have a great day today.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

That background is stunning. Looking forward to tomorrow's surprise

Anonymous said...

Stunning card, love black & white, so crisp, yet again a beauty. Looking forward to tomorrows news?????
Co Wicklow, Ireland

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card, love the lace effect, can't wait for tomorrow

Angela Wade said...

Good Morning, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes, hope you've got some sunshine today. So far sunny here but more rain forecast.

An elegant, tonal card today Sue. I'm sure this one looks more beautiful in 'the flesh'.
Like several other bloggers, I think we're in for a sneak peak of more of your wonderful Die creations tomorrow. Can't wait to see what you've got in store for us!!! But I know I have too ! Lol .
Enjoy your day with Julia meeting more Wilsonettes and safe travels on the rest of your Road Trip' Xx.

Yorkshire Lass and all the other lucky ladies, you're so going to enjoy meeting Sue. Don't forget your cameras !!!

Best Wishes and hugs to all especially Pam ( glad Robbie's on the mend , hope you are too ), Tina and Lee, Lynne M, Gail and family, Lancs' Steph and everyone else in need ((( )))
Hope you all have a good day,

Angela in S. Wales X

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous, elegant card another on my list to have a go at, thank you for sharing, can't wait for the surprise tomorrow, kind regards Janet k xx

Joan D said...

Absolutely fabulous card Sue. My very favourite colour combination. Always looks so regal and expensive. Xx

Marianna Hammer said...

This morning's card is very stylish and pretty. Very elegant

weefortune said...

Another Stunner today Sue and a Surprise, how thrilling..... Can't wait to here, so until tomorrow hugs. Elaine x

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card Sue, but you are a really big TEASE - I come here every day anyway!

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card Sue, but you are a really big TEASE - I come here every day anyway!

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card Sue, but you are a really big TEASE - I come here every day anyway!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very elegant card today, black and white are so good together.
Well what a tease you are, roll on tomorrow, no matter what it is, it will be excellent.
Cameeli, sorry you were not successful this time but as the saying goes, what's for you won't go past you, their loss.
Pam glad to hear Robbie is on the road to recovery it will be a long haul, but a good one.
Have a nice day everyone, take care, Jess x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card , love the background stamp.

Jez said...

This is such a lovely card! So elegant and possibly not too difficult to make!!

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue very elegant card today - Love black and white
Denise X

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.Black and white always give such an elegant look to a card.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Love the black and white. Will have to give this a go. Can't wait until tomorrow. Hope you and Julia have a great time. Enjoy yourselves. Hugs Heather.x

Debbie Tinks said...

Nine e card Sue ...have a nice day and happy crafting xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
WOW. What a beauty this is, I love the black and white. This could be for any occasion. Safe journey to you and Julia.
Love Jan x x

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends,
Firstly Wow! I love monochrome and I also am a huge fan of 'Tone on Tone' stamping! So today's card is a real winner, love it.
Sue you are a real 'Tease' but it's working, you have piqued all of our interest ! We will be racing to check in tomorrow, I know what I am hoping for!
Cameeli, my dear you were too good for them anyway, you need a job that will let you stretch out your creative wings and soar! The right one will come along, as you so rightly put, you learn from the different process's and you are then a little more prepared for next time! What would you 'like' to be doing? Hugs to u & Mari x
Pam, so pleased Robbie had a restful night, that in itself is a really good sign, as he needs to repair 'mentally' too bless him, hugs to you both!
Gail, you will be in my thoughts tomorrow I know it's the hardest of things to go through, try and focus on the fact that he is pain free and happy xxxx
Janet I bet your chair covers look fab, you were obviously very restrained, I can't wait to do a bit of market stall browsing, although you have to be picky about the location of the markets in Spain as they range from lovely 'local produce' markets to really rubbish 'knock off' 'tat' markets, ironically those ones are always full of British tourists, the kind of people that have to have 'proper fry ups' at 'bob's British bar'!
I know it's each to their own, but when we are away we like to try and keep it local and authentic if possible!
Myra, how was your break?
Steph, I want you to know that your wise words reLly gave a 'lift' yesterday, I was having one of 'those days!'
Anyway, big hugs to all,
Sue and Julie enjoy your trip, looking forward to seeing the photos!
Sandra xxxxx


Diane said...

Just a quick pop in. This pruning Sue. Gorgeous card very sophisticated. Looking forward to the surprise tomorrow ! Have a great day on your travels . Love Diane G xxxxx

lilygee said...

Good Morning Sue and All

What a gorgeous card - love the black and white, the background stamp and the lovely dies used to frame the card - a real winner!

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Just love black and white cards, I am laid up in bed as it looks like I have trapped a nerve in my lower back which is affecting my left hip and leg so my trip to Doncaster on Sunday looks highly unlikely :-(
Love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes and those in pain and grieving.
Looking forward to what you have tomorrow for us.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes. Well Sue, Ive seen some cards on your wonderful blog, but as soon as this loaded it took my breath away, magnificent is all I can say without constantly repeating myself, but WOW.

Cam - you obviously deserve something more challanging for your talant.
Pam - such great news - sleep aids healing. So nice Robbie is 'content' enough to enjoy sleep. Sending you hugs love.
Gail - hugs sweetheart.

To all lovely ladies off to meet Sue - have a wonderful day. And please give Sue a hug from the old Lancashire bird : )

Wishing I could take the pain away from all that hurt today.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Cazzie D said...

Hi Sue. Love love love this card. Im a big fan of black. Love nice surprises too. Caz x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
STUNNER! that's what this card is. Black on black embossing, the stamp, rose and die (clever use of that one, by the way) - all elements I love.
And of course, it's got the Sue Wilson elegance about it.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Good Morning I love this - I really like monotone cards they always have such elegance!!!
Thanks for another lovely card!!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Stunning Card Sue!

It has a lovely elegance about it but it's also very striking.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue. You and Julia both sharing surprises tomorrow, it's all too much!!! Can't wait to hear though. Really liking the black embossing looks so striking. Have a great day today, love from Jackie D

Rose in Chester said...

Forgot to say "not long to go before we'll get our surprise".
Looking forward to tomorrow morning.
Hugs, Rose

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
and all the ladies.
My laptop is showing this in white, black and pale blue - which is gorgeous. The last photo is black and white which, I have to admit is a bit too sombre for me, but it's still fab!!
Yorkielass and others going to the Sue and Julia day, enjoy yourselves - I envy you.
Gail - thinking about you for tomorrow.
Cameeli - I am a great believer that things happen for a reason and that there will be an even better job waiting for you. Maybe not even this year, but next, and when it comes up you'll think to yourself "well that old bat from Newcastle was right!"
Pam, hope you and Robbie come on leaps and bounds.
Clare W - I can only think of a Whoosh of Wilsonettes.
Sue - enjoy your road trip and please don't tease us like this - my poor old heart won't take it lol xxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very elegant in the black and white, I love it. Looking forward to tomorrow's surprise.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Simply stunning and very sumptuous! Oh you are such a tease, now can't wait till tomorrow. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love it xx hazel

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

I'm a great fan of this colour combination and have used it on a number of cards in the past. Thank you for sharing this and I'm looking forward to your news tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Theresa Pace said...

it is a beauty, you are so right. love monochrome and this ticks all the boxes. love the btone on tone stamping and looks awesome on black xx

SHARICA said...

Morning Sue ... Fab lush card xx Love it xxxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Now sure about todays card as it is a bit dark for me, not really an out and out black kind of a person but i have the ingredients (well almost all)so i could do it in lighter colours.Is that wee flourish the Becca Feeken design because i have it but don't if it's not.I fell in love with that wee flourish when i seen it as it is so delicate poking its wee head out from behind the black. OOOHHH i like surprises and by the sounds of it the rest of our family so as well,it's like waiting on Santa coming(and yes he does exist). I hope you are having lovely weather for traveling around the beautiful countryside that we are so lucky to have.
"P"in Wales, do you mean he still can speak. I loved your coral coloured top with your beautiful white hair, it just gave your face a beautiful glow to it and to have lost a stone and a half is absolutely fantastic.I have his brother here who thinks that i should be going around like mutton dressed as, not going to happen. I was old fashioned when we met and i'll stay old fashioned thank you very much.I like matching all the way down and wear a lot of twinsets and pearls.Kirsten's new mother is 2years older than me but is of a much younger mind set. Were you comfortable and did you feel good in what you wore that is all you need to ask yourself flower, because you looked good to us.
Pam, that is so good to know and that is the start of Mount Everest which Robbie will climb, just one step at a time. When you are back to being fit again there will be a Sue spectacular meant for you to be at, just concentrate on getting that foot better and what are you crafting the now as it would be an ideal opportunity to try an old hobby that you haven't had the time for or learn a new one from youtube as we don't want your brain going the same way as mine..AWOL.
Cameeli flower, the fact that it was with the council the post was most certainly taken before you applied, but they have to advertise & interview outside by law, so please don't worry about what you could have done better, the answer is nothing would have made any difference, but i am sorry that it wasn't meant to be.
Gail take deep breaths tomorrow and cry because your brother was part of your life not because he has gone, but because he was here and you were so very lucky to have him as a torment when you were small, a Sir Galahad, a pain in the upmost at times but a sweet caring lovely human being. These are the times that you cry for and remember as it these that are going to get you,your mum, his wife and family all through tomorrow and when that is over you have more friends than you can shake a stick at here for you for when you need that understanding.
Well Clare W i think we are a just a Family of Wilsonettes and the best at that.
Legs are on strike today so it will be a day at the dining table and crafting. Thank goodness my furniture is solid and heavy as it is one of those days that i need it to be just to get around. Never mind it is an absolutely gorgeous day up here in sunny Glenochil so the door is open out the back for Tia to go in and out as she pleases.
Sending gentle hugs to our more fragile of friends that are in need of them for one reason or another and i hope the sun can shine from inside out for everyone today.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Looking forward to the surprise tomorrow!

sued99 said...

Lovely card. I love black and white. Looking forward to finding out about the surprise!

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue,
Wow another stunner of a card, it's so elegant and my favourite colours. Sue you are a tease, so when will we know the surprise?? Hope you and Julia are enjoying your time in North Yorkshire.
Have a good day everyone. Susi x

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card. Looking forward to the surprise tomorrow.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oh WOW !! Today's card is just stunning !! I love black and white monochrome, although I have never actually made a card with this colour combo as I am unsure that any of my family or friends would like it. Maybe I should just be a bit more adventurous and just go for it !! I have this justrite background stamp but have not used it yet as I keep meaning to buy the vintage tag die to go with it but just end up getting distracted and buying another Sue Wilson die instead !! This card is really beautiful Sue and it is now on my "to have a go at" list !! The heirloom one die has been on my list for a very long time and is still, in my opinion one of those essential must have dies. As always your beautiful sugared Rose is gorgeous !!
I have just finished a card for my Mum's birthday this weekend. I have to make two cards for my Mum and Dad each year. One from me and hubby, and the other from either Dad to give to Mum or vice versa !! The one I have made for Dad to give Mum is your Spanish Rose card from your video using and cutting down your beautiful Cordoba die. I did not have a dainty dots background folder so I used your heart lattice folder instead and the middle focal square fitted perfectly and looks beautiful, as if it was made to measure !! I am very pleased with it and think Mum will love it !! The other card that I am still making is your last video from the other day the striplet background card (white with a touch of pastel green, Mums favourite colour.) I just hope I can finish it in time. ( I am still waiting for the delivery of the Tuscany die !! ) I am dreadful for leaving things to the last minute !!
Well I cannot wait until tomorrow now to find out what the surprise is !! I really hope it is your new dies. ( I have not finished collecting all of your first set of dies yet !! ) I can't wait for tomorrow now.
Have a great time today Sue, and Julia to. Stay safe and take care. Love and hugs from Tres x x x

Pam, I am so glad Robbie is able to get a good nights sleep now. It is such an important part of the healing process, allowing the body to start to recover and begin to heal itself. I hope you are getting on ok to. Lots of love to you both from Tres x x x

Cameeli, I am sorry you did not get the job. It is their loss. You are to good for them !! I am sure there is something better out there just waiting for you. Lots of love to you from Tres x x x

Gail. My heart goes out to you and your Mum. Wishing you lots of love for tomorrow. I will be thinking of you both. Sending you big gentle hugs love Tres x x x

To all the wonderful Wilsonettes, sending love and hugs to all today. Have a good day everyone love Tres x x x

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue, well today you have won me over. Black on white has never been one of my favourites but todays card has changed all of that. I really love this one and will have to have a go myself. Thank you also for giving me the idea of how to use an edge die that has been just sitting around in my box. Can't wait for tomorrow and your news Beryl xx

Kate's Cards said...


Anonymous said...

Such an elegant card Sue and it's given me other ideas too as I'm also thinking that by changing the colour of the background card it would completely change the mood for this card and by using cream or ivy would be such a pretty wedding card. The Heirloom Flourish Die is one of the top must haves on my wish list at the moment, I'm saving all my pennies for next week so I hope craftworld are going to be well stocked. Ooh I love surprises :) :) :) is it anything to do with your new range of dies??? Can't wait till tomorrow. Thanks Sue for sharing your work and for being my inspiration to try new and different things. Looking at your cards always sets my creative mind working and usually results in my wish list getting bigger and bigger lol. Annie xXx

Anonymous said...

Elegant card. Take care. Claire

barbiepinkfairy said...

Really like this one. Love to all in this crafty family xxx

Annie Pennington said...

Love Black & White cards. The glittered flower looks fab. At first glance I thought it was one of your felt flowers. xx Annie P

Muriel Kelly said...

Love the crisp black and white. Can't wait until tomorrow!!

Muriel x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Love the monochrome look. It's always a winner. I wish my roses turned out like urs. I guess I need a lot more practise lol.
I'm hoping ur news is a second release of dies as I really loved ur first lot. Haven't got them all mind u as cash is limited ah well hereshopin I win the lottery (I wish)
Love Tracy from killie xx

nannapat said...

Stunning black and white - I love it! I am so disappointed that I can't get to Northallerton today, I was really hoping to be there. Another time hopefully. What a tease you are Sue, can't wait to hear your exciting news. Pat x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue

What a total stunner of a card today its really beautiful, hugs sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Wow - this is a stunning card. I love Black and White cards - they always look very elegant
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Pam B said...

Hi Sue

How I love your black and white creations, mine never look very good so I am always in awe.
Can't wait for your surprise.

Nanny B

Jill Liddle said...

I absolutely adore this card. Will definitly have to try this. I think the monochrome colour ways are so classy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this monochrome look so adaptable for male/female cards.
Thank you for sharing.
Beverley W

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card. Black on black or white on white always looks stunning. That's one BIG bow!!

Anonymous said...

GA ALL - further to my earlier comment I've had some thoughts on a collective noun for us Wilsonettes - whilst researching I came across coven(!!), bevy, troupe, posse and gaggle which led me to think a Waggle of Wilsonettes?... - waggle meaning to move or cause to move with short quick movements from side to side or up and down - dont think a groups of anything else is called a waggle unless you know different? and I quite like the idea of that uniqueness - likey or no likey?...
Clare W

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, glad to hear you and Julia have arrived safe and sound. I hope you have lots of fun. Looking forward to tomorrows news. Having seen the picture on creative expressions web site I guess it could be your next range of dies have landed. Either way looking forward to tomorrow. Gorgeous card today. I seem to remember this one was a demo and its great to see it up close. Kind regards Joanne K x

jane stillman said...

Oh wow! it really is a true beauty Sue. The heirloom flourish is gorgeous. Glad you arrived safely in Northallerton and looking forward to the surprise! xxx

IVY Cheong said...

Oh wow Sue!

Black and white are my favourite colours. Such a classy card, love love love it!

Lots of love,

Ivy Ling x

June Horrocks said...

The card is stunning sue love it hope you have a lovely time today wish I could be there thank you love June xxxxxxxxxxxx

Sonia Jones said...

I love this card. Hugs Sonia x

terrie said...

Two words for this black and white's beautiful and elegant.
This card turned out awesome.
Well done Sue

Mary Blight said...

Hi Sue! Well you have produced yet another stunning card! I LOVE IT! I particularly like the black them, as it looks so classy! Glad to know you arrived in North Allerton safely & I hope your tour to Scotland is a ROARING SUCCESS! We all had a good time here in Wales, last weekend & would really appreciate another visit sometime! Love, Mary Blight XXX

MRS DUCK said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone.
Beautiful and elegant. Very classy. I'm guessing another tranche of dies has arrived at CE Towers. Look forward to seeing them.
Have a great day.
Ang x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love everything about this card - except for the black! Sorry, but I would prefer it in navy or burgundy. Good job we are not all the same. Hope you and Julia are enjoying your time in Yorkshire and I will try and get on early tomorrow for your surprise.

Maxine T said...

Love black and white, I am going to go make this right now.
Maxine T

Pearl said...

Fab card today Sue, love the black and white, which makes a very elegant card indeed.

Strangely I have most of the dies and stamp for this one so I could actually give it a try myself, although it will probably not turn our the same as yours, they never do, do they? Nice though just the same.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Pearl said...

Fab card today Sue, love the black and white, which makes a very elegant card indeed.

Strangely I have most of the dies and stamp for this one so I could actually give it a try myself, although it will probably not turn our the same as yours, they never do, do they? Nice though just the same.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Woweee !! I love the black, love the stamping and embossing tone on tone, and absolutely adore the border peeping out, absolutely stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Dear Pam, So glad that Robbie has started his rehab, my thoughts and prayers are with you both and also the Family.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anne Temple said...


Ivonka said...

It's your new dies, isn't it?!! Can't wait! Yxxx

Barbara said...

Absolutely gorgeous card today Sue, love everything about it! Hope the road trip is going well, cant wait to see if its your new dies we are going to see tomorrow.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love the black and white and the clear embossing on card, so elegant, you are doing it again, leaving us hanging, you must be bursting.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

SusanP, Kent said...

Gorgeously opulent black and white card today. Tone on tone stamping/embossing looks fabulous.
Can't wait for your super surprise tomorrow!

Lorraine Freeman said...

Stunning card, must remember to use the black on black :)

Mary Burton said...

Hi sue,
Truly an opulent offering today. Black and white is such a classic choice. I love this background stamp too.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue, Love Black and White though I don't normally put as much black bu this is stunning.


Carole Z said...

Fab card Sue, love the black and white, hope you both got off to a good start on your road trip! Hugs Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue lovely card I like the black and white together. Looking forward to tomorrow can't wait to see what your surprise is. Hugs to all who need them Sophy n Gran

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I love this card, it's elegant and classy a really statement card. I was thinking it could also be a Christmas card if you used red instead of black that would look quite stunning. Thank you lovely lady for all your inspiring ideas.
Hope you and Julia are having a good time and it's not all work!
I feel like it's going to be Christmas - so looking forward to tomorrow's surprise ................... Only one more sleep to go ............ hooray.
Have a safe journey, take care, love Brenda xxx

Pam, so please Robbie had a good sleep, they say sleep is a great healer, let's take this as a positive sign, also hope you are okay. You are both still in my thoughts and prayers LOL

Cameeli, hope you're not disappointed about the job, go forward and use the experience to your advantage, I just know there is something very special out there just waiting for you.

Gail and Mum, Thinking of you, be strong for each other, cry if you want, laugh if you want to, Most of all concentrate on all those wonderful memories you've got - no one can take them away from you - of your lovely brother and son.

Norah, I love your daily stories, no sunshine here today, you have been my ray of sunshine - thank you LOL

Steph, thought you would seemed a bit low today, big hugs, stay strong xxx

Myra, Julie & Lee, Claire forgive me for not remembering all the names - the brain is getting tired, has been all day today actually!!!! thinking of you all and your daily struggle, Big Hugs LOL

Karen Drew said...

Black and white always looks elegant.
Looking forward to hearing about the surprise
Karen xx

Janice Robinson said...

This is a stunning card ,it would make a stunning wedding card.The heirloom flourish die looks so versatile I think I'll have to buy it.

craftynanna said...

hi sue, what a truly beautiful card this is, you know sue it gets harder to describe how truly gorgeous your cards are we can only try to express what we think of them, i love the tone on tone look and i love black and white cards too and i will be doing some black and white christmas cards as well, when you have done them first that is lol love J

craftynanna said...

ps sue can't wait till tomorrow for our surprise, i think i will be logging in early, hope you had a great day love J

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. At first look the card looks very dark. But on the close ups I can see how stunning the background stamp and the flourishes are. Oh you are awful Sue, you do like to tease us. Hurry up tomorrow. Hope you both are having a great time up in Northallerton, and they made a big fuss of you both. Glad that Robbie has had a great nights sleep Pam, and that your leg is getting slowly better. Cameeli this job was not for you, as it was for the council they probably had the person they wanted anyway. Something better will come along for you, as you are such a lovely person. Glad your hills are alive today Norah, but sorry to here that your legs aren't behaving themselves. Hugs to you Norah, Steph Pam and Robbie. Glad to read tour post today Sandra.

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, I'm intrigued with the way you are using dies to backgrounds. I've tried the card from the video on Tuesday as a wedding card and am absolutely thrilled with it.
I hope you and Julia along with many Wilsonettes are having a great time. Looking forward to the surprise tomorrow, more dies I hope although I I haven't all the Spanish collection yet.
Good news that Robbie has had a good nights sleep, the best way for the body to repair itself.
Thinking of you Gail and family.
Sending hugs to anyone in need.
Vanessa x

karenlotty said...

Very elegant I can think of lots of my friends that would love this card Can't wait for the surprise... I'm thinking a new collection dies... Or the new craft Julia hinted at...

Beth T said...

Awesome card! I love the black on black. Will definitely be making something similar--thank you for your amazing inspiration!

Anki J said...

What a beautiful card, you are so creative Sue, love your work!
I also have that big stamp, but have never tryied it in black... so now I'm going to do it.

Barbara V said...

Hi Sue
Have just spent a lovely day at strikes Northallerton and met both you and Julia. Absolutely love all your work -the cards are stunning.
Have come away today with lots of helpful tips and a couple of light bulb moments and having spent an absolute fortune lol.
Thanks for a wonderful day -it was lovely to meet you. Hope you are both enjoying visiting our part of the world and thanks so much for all your tuition and inspiration.
Keep up all the good work
X x x

CraftyJo said...

Can't go wrong with black and white :)

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
This card is absolutely stunning with black and white being my favourite colour combo,
Hope you and Julia had a nice day at Northallerton today, Can,t wait for tomorrow for your news Sue lol, Hope Everyone is ok today.From Christine C and Ella

Janice K said...

Gorgeous and classy.x

Rach83 said...

Such an elegant card, Sue. The tone on tone stamping is so subtle but really pretty. The colour combo of the black and white just makes this so sophisticated.

Can't wait to find out your big surprise tomorrow! Is it new dies?!!!!

Rachel x

Gail said...

Wow - luv everything about this card and one of my favourite colour combos too xx GailT xx

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely elegant card for today. Pam good to hear Robbie had a good sleep can't remember when I last had one. Gail we will all be thinking of you and your family tomorrow. Cameeli sorry about the job a better one will come along soon. Love and hugs to all.

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely elegant card for today. Pam good to hear Robbie had a good sleep can't remember when I last had one. Gail we will all be thinking of you and your family tomorrow. Cameeli sorry about the job a better one will come along soon. Love and hugs to all.

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Great card,love the Die used like this,very nice.
Love Angela x

janet said...

I don't usually go much for back and white cards for birthdays (maybe I'm getting to the age where black is a hint that the end is nigh)but I can imagine this one done in a lovely dark red or purple instead. It is a nice card and I particularly like the lace background!
hugs Janet in Kent

Susan White said...

Love this - black and white is so stunning! Very excited to hear your news tomorrow - will try to check in earlier if I can... Susan x

samantha wade said...

Hi, looking forward to your news, could it be your new dies, can't wait to see what you have come up with. Good job you post early.xx

lynda said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes Wow gorgeous card I love black & white cards & that lace just rite background stamp is beautiful & the dies & finishing touches too.So looking forward to the surprise tomorrow mmmm??
Hope you & Julia enjoyed your day & the rest of your road trip. Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Gail will be thinking of you your mum & family tomorrow my prayers are with you.hugs Lynda xx

Camille sorry you didn't get the job,but it's their loss something better will come along.hugs Lynda xx

Pam hope you had a better day & good news Robbie had a good sleep Hugs to you both Lynda xx

Hugs to Tina,Tandy Tres, Yorkielass ,Lindsay Margaret corgi owner,magpie,Julie Laz & Lee,Sandra,Steph,Norah Rory & hope your hills shine tomorrow.& any one I have forgotten head still hurts hugs to all Wilsonettes love lynda xx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Ooooo what a gorgeous and elegant card. Love the black and white theme, it's always a winner! Stunning! xx I shall say too that the Wednesday card for a giveaway is beautiful too. Somebody's in for a treat....but then with a Sue's original we're always in for a treat! Guaranteed! Have a fantastic time with Julia in Northallerton! Enjoy too our Wilsonettes who will be there! :) xx Sending love and hugs, Lynne, Pam/Robbie, Yorkielass, Lynda, Gail, Julie and all the Wilsonettes who are hurting. Take care Sue and everyone, xx love Karen xx

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
I'm very late today, but I'm down here with mum and we are just about ready for tomorrow . Norah I have taken on board your wise words and thanks for everyone else's kind words. Not looking forward to tomorrow.
Sue I think this card will grow on me.
Gail C x

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue
The tone on tone is so effective, and although I would go for a lighter colour, the black with white looks so dramatic.
Anne x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I'm late again! Please give my love to Julia. For some reason I have been unable to download her blog for the last few days! I go home in the morning so will get back to normal! Whatever that is!
I think today's card is really lovely - I like black more and more and I think this would be even more lovely and interesting in real life - although your photos are excellent!
Hope you've had a great day in Northallerton!
Scotland and Norah's hills have really been kind to us.
About 23C today - as an exiled Scot it's been a joy!
Pam - great news about Robbie! We'll keep praying and sending love. x
Gail - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family tomorrow. I do hope you have a day which although sad , has its happy , precious memories. These are difficult days but they can be helpful too in their own way. X
Sandra - had lovely time - needed a break but raring to go again. Be in touch soon! Thanks for asking. x pleased you better today .
Love to Julie, Lynne, Lynda, Tres, Anne, Janet, Norah, Steph , Tina and everyone!
Love Myra

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Late today with the comment
Absolutely Stunning and very Elegant card.
Cant you tell us now what the Surprise is ...Could it be your new Dies- folders ..
Take care
Hazel G xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Not a fan of black and white but I really love this one. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi, I'm absolutely shattered but couldn't go to bed without telling you how grateful I am you shared this card. It My card of the week. The
Black and white is perfect.
Got too finish now. My eyes have given in.
Lots of love
Jo xxx

nzillingworth said...


Richard Dalton said...

Oh wow Sue! You know how much I love my black and white cards! Simply stunning!

Sandy H said...

An elegant card though black and white is not my thing. Beautiful flower.
My thoughts will be with Gail and family on Friday.

SHARICA said...

Love It .. xx

Olive Ann Jones said...

the number of comments you have received are overwhelming Sue, lucky you to have so many followers, but the know the real thing when seen, thank you for sharing. looking forward to tomorrow xx

Blue Rose said...

What an elegant card...reminds me of a formal tuxedo gala. Just awewome.

julie laz said...

Sue love your new dies, you must love your job, I can tell one of your cards from a mile away,
I love black, crafty hugs Julie xxx

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous.Love the tone on tone background.It's stunning.
Helen Bx

SHARICA said...

Love It .. xx