Thursday, 17 July 2014


Good morning all!  The Beverly Hills die set from the California Collection was used here as a really quick background.  I covered a piece of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I pulled the other side of the backing paper off and laid out all the die cuts (eight of them) on to the sticky sheet.  I cut several in half to go around the edges of the card.  Once they were in place I used Persian Dawn gilding flakes and a rubit scrubit pad to move the flakes into all the exposed sticky areas.  I stamped my sentiment (by Justrite stamps) and heat embossed it with silver shine powder.  I cut it into a strip.  I attached it at the bottom of the card with mounting foam.  I seated three silver ribbon roses and surrounded them with Faux Quilled leaves, a messy bow tied from white seam binding, a silver cord bow. and a pearl spray as embellishments.  The card was finished with a double white mat and on the inside layer I used Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue and dotted the edge.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, and all the crafty crew!!

Another beautiful card, and I like the Persian guilidng flakes.

Have a good day!!
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

Hello Sue, another beautiful card today, why would I think anything other.
Yes Tandy, it was my email, no luck though. Hope you have a lovely weekend with Hubby.
Tres and Dawn, sorry you have both been ill, get well soon and take it easy.
To all I hope you have a wonderful day, love & hugs all round.

linda boyce said...

Hi Sue another stunner love the flakes hugs linda

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

What a neat idea to add the flakes after sticking the die cuts,

Roz x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a really lovely card I shall have a go at this today. Have a good rest today take care Kitty.

Brooke b said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love guilding flakes and the flowers. JB xxxx

Rosie said...

What a delightful card and a great idea! Must try it a.s.a.p.

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
This is such a striking card! I have a wedding card to do soon and I will use this as inspiration! The faux leaves complement the background so well.
Best wishes
Anne O

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
A great idea to add the gliding flakes to try this weekend.
Sheila x

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes, a pretty card and a different technique.
I have this Die set now : - ) so I'll have to try something like this m : - )

Sue, hope you and Julia had a great time in Scotland and enjoyed your Road Trip,

Norah are you still on cloud nine ? Lol

Hope you're feeling better Dawn and Tres.

Hope you're continuing to heal, Pam , Julie and all those that are ill or nursing broken bones etc.

Take care and Hugs ((( ))) to all, hope the sun is shining for you all.

Angela in Sunny S. Wales Xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Another beautiful card, the silver and white with the Persian gilding flakes is such a good colour combination, perfect for those special wedding, engagement, anniversary cards. I was about to buy the Hollywood set when the new releases came out, the wish list has so many cross outs then added back ins

Muriel x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

CraftyAnn said...

A stunning card and I just love the gilding flakes which are one of my favourite products to use. Counting down the days till your next show.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

It does amuse me when you say 'a quickie card'! It would take me an age. Very pretty, I love the embellishments.
Magizzy x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Gorgeous card, yet another technique to have a try at. My French collection dies arrived yesterday, have had to hide them from the family though as all I hear is "why do you need more"!!! The answer is "because they're Sue Wilson designs and I do!" They're even more stunning in "real life", can't wait to play; they really will mix and match.
Sue xxx

Virginia Davey said...

Morning a very delicate card love it.

Maryann Laursen said...

Beautiful card here today Sue. I love your guilding work, and wish it was easier for us to get here too, as I really love the look it brings to any piece of work, and yours here are one of those, that´s for sure. I love it.

Granny Smith said...

Beautiful card Sue, you make it sound really easy, maybe I'll give it a try! I'm not so good at lining things up, but at the end of the day it's only a piece of card.
Chris xx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
Another very hot day here and another gorgeous card, I have this die somewhere in my large collection. I need to collate and index themin some way to ake them easy to find as it takes e ages to find the one that I need !!
Have a good day everyone.
Dawn Searle xxx

sonja_w said...

Gorgeous card, love the gilded background x

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, I hope you are going to relax and do very little today after your journey yesterday? Love this card with those gliding flakes, I bought some at Aberdeen and just haven't had time to play with them, very annoying when work gets in the way. Hazel xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
How creative are you?
Thank you for all the lovely ideas
I have a wedding card to make and this card would be so ideal
Pat x

Clai01 said...

Gorgeous absolutely gorgeous card, love everything about it x

Maria Illsley said...

Wow, simply stunning xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
This background is stunning, I have done one with the striplet and glitter as I don't have the flakes.
My 3 sets of dies came yesterday just need to be able to get up and use them just need my back to ease and I will be back crafting and hope hands will let me play.
Love and big hugs to all the Wilsonettes
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

June said...

Morning Sue and everyone, I am amazed that everyday you come up with such wonderful ideas for cards, the gilding flakes in the background really sets it off, I can see a Christmas card coming up with this..........Lovely blue skies here this morning and it is going to be a hot one, ouch, still can't complain anyway I hope everyone has a safe, healthy and happy day, talk again tomorrow. Pam how is Robbie doing. June Smith xxx

Gail said...

Good morning sue,
Hot, hot, hot, card as well as the weather! What a brilliant idea!
Hope all is well with everyone,hugs for all!
Gail C x

Craftetter said...

Sue, Stunning card and I haven't thought of using gilding flakes like this - but will do from now on. My dies have arived and looking forward to playing this weekend with them.
Elaine xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another fantastic card, would never have thought to use that die as a background and the gilding flakes are fabulous! Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card I will also be using this as inspiration for a wedding card. I agree with the girls excellent idea to put gilding flakes on after and aren't the sticky sheets handy items. Never tried them yet but will be stocking up. Love Tracy Noon from Warrington x

CHERYL brown said...

What a stunning simple card made beautifully by the equally stunning Sue Wilson. I just adore it. hugs Cheryl xxx

Caroljsmith said...

Wow sue I love this card I have the dies s here goes .jan this is one for us.

Carole Z said...

A beautiful card Sue, I love the effect of gilding flakes behind the die cuts...a very elegant and striking card, perfect for a wedding, hugs Carole Z X

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,
What a fab way to use this die. It seems so obvious when you do it but I would never have thought of that. Will give it a go.

Hugs Alice xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card
would make a beautiful wedding or
anniversary card which I have one to
do for my daughter so must give this one
a try.
Nancyd xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card, like the idea of doing the gilding flakes after sticking the die cuts down. Will certainly give it a try. Glad you and Julia got back safely. Bx

TDQ Karen said...

Very pretty with the delicate die cuts over beautiful gilding flakes, lovely xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
What a fabulous idea to stick die cuts down and then rub flakes into the gaps. Genius!! This card is gorgeous. Love the roses ensemble. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all who need one.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Love the way how one die is used to make the background - great idea. Really must buy me some gilding flakes too! Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

'morning, WOW!! All the best descripitive,words for this card Sue. Thank you, thank you.Mabex

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love today's card and really must try this technique. I love the pearl spray another 'I need' my list is never ending. Still waiting for my dies to arrive I'm like a child waiting for Santa to come lol.
Hugs x
Heather T

Amy Russell said...

Wow!, a simple technique but such a stunning effect!. Must remember this one & have a go. Gorgeous card & finishing touches.
Amy x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Morning Wilsonettes. WOW - a real Wonder Of Wilson card this Thursday morning, but it screams disaster to me ! Why ? Well, 1. Sticky paper. 2. Pesky laughing at me flakes ! 3. Little stubbie fingers lol. I just know and can see it now, just about to lay sticky sheet on card and it slips out of position ( card and sticky paper wasted) once I DID get the sticky sheet to 'play nicely' I see beautiful die cuts slip from my numb 'stubbies' and landing just where I DONT want them ! Then the flakes - say no more lol ! Its such a pretty card Sue but I know Id end up crying in frustrstion lol with a whole pile of sticky paper and card in my paper re-cycle bin : (
I admire any of our lovely Sue - ettes that can replicate this almost with their eyes closed, you will have a stunning card at the end : )
Pam - hope each day you feel a little better hon.
Janet how did you get on trying your EF sandwitches, hope you got it sorted.

To all lovely ladies finding Thursday a struggle please take all the hugs I have for you, and hope you feel a little better as the day goes on.
Whatever your plans for the day, have a good one.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this card - it's a must try! My/your dies arrived yday - ooooo - they are even more lovely in real life. Can't wait to play with them - the Austrian set is amazing as is the vinery but still lovn those leaves! Stay cool Wilsonettes and have a great day
Clare W

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful Sue, how clever to put the guilding flakes in between like this!

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift is very very Edwardian - I can see the covering on Drawing Room walls etc.
I love this look and those gilding flakes are just so so beautiful (I've now got the hang of them so it's flakes galore!)
In fact I've just finished my Eldest Daughter's wedding anniversary card using this die - using the colour scheme of red/white. I always try to do these colours for her as they were the ones they used on their special day - even Quin and Molly their rescued working collies had red ribbons through their collars.
Pippin her black (rescued of course) just fled upstairs and stayed there just refusing to come down. We all went back to their home and had a big BBQ and party in the evening after the service and Wedding Meal so for Pippin there were far too many strangers invading his home and as he is getting on in years - 14 now - he just doesn't do parties etc.

Steph - I'm sorry I missed your post the day before yesterday - I really must get some new eyes put behind my glasses!!!

Sandra - SUMMER HAS ARRIVED at long last here in Burgundy - we have now had two whole days of sunshine wall to wall and temps around 30 so it will be thunderstorms in a couple of days and then back to summer days - hopefully now until the beginning of September. The grapes wouldn't like me treading them they just might get the taste of metal from my knees lol.

Norah hope your legs are a little better today - I'd offer the loan of mine but you wouldn't benefit from them - although you would have the wonderful knowledge of knowing that they both are quite rich being titanium metal and if your other half is like mine always says that he will trade them in for scrap when the time comes!! Don't we just love our other halves!!

Thank you ladies your tips re efolders worked for is all set for go and the mammoth task of Christmas cards.

Hope everyone is OK - If you have any plans for today hope they all work out and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Lilian said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card today, my new dies came
Yesterday only four sets ( saving for the rest) , the tiny bow is adorable but a bit fiddly to do but worth it. Best Lilian

carol edwards said...

Another stunning card Sue, beautiful just like today. Take care all especially in the heat x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I just love gilding flakes they make a card look so opulent. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Ecco of Sheffield said...

PS - sorry didn't say pippin is a beautiful black cat.

Janet x

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
Well you made this card look easy-peasy but it's not! 'cos I tried it yonks ago when I first saw you demo it.
It is worth persevering though because it is just a stunner.
Hugs, Rose

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this is a great card. I have tried this technique with glitter and it looked lovely, so will now try with the flakes. Hope you are managing a bit of 'me' time after your road trip.

Love Rosemarie xx

Annie said...

Morning Sue! Another lovely card, thank you.
Hugs Annie x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Hope you had a safe journey home and you can have a couple of days to youself before sunday and you start over again. This is a beautiful card. Loving the gilding flakes. I think this would make a stunning wedding card or you could change the colourway to match the wedding colours. Loving the flowers and leaves.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Jayne S said...

Stunning card, what a clever use of a die.

barbiepinkfairy said...

What a fab technique but have to agree with Steph it may spell disaster! I am still hoovering up pink glitter from weeks ago that I knocked over!!!!

Keep crafting xxx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love this layout. Fantastic card with my favourite faux leaves.
Love Val in Spain x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

All I seem to say these days is WOW but that's my first reaction when I see your cards. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning sue, a classy card again today, really lovely, was hoping to be able to have a sit down and make some cards today to play with some of my new SWC dies, but the pesky farmer who makes my hay decided to bake it yesterday evening, so guess what I am doing on what is said to be the hottest day so far this year!
Janet so pleased you have got you GC working for embossing folders now.
Steph, you made me chuckle on my quick scan through this morning big hugs and thanks for that!
Norah, Joan, Jean, Lynne, Pam, Cameeli, Tina, Gail, Tres, Tandy, Margaret, wheelybad, Julie and Lee, Alison, and all my other wonderful Wilsonettes have a great day and think of me out shifting those bales and pray for no rain Til I can get them in, thanks xxxx

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue a stunner I think this card would be very difficult with my terrible hands just like steph I can still admire the beauty of your work. Love to all June xxxx

foxyg said...

Fab card. Love the gilding flakes idea.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Simply beautiful card and like everyone else I love the gilded background.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a statement card! Definately has the WOW factor! Just love the colours of the gliding flakes. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Brilliant card. My only fear would be placing the die cuts on the sticky sheet evenly as once they are stuck that is it!!!! Might need to go for a jaunty angle look!!! LOL. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x


A truly stunning card.

Lisa said...

Morning Sue, yet another stunning card and what a fantastically different way to use our die cuts.
will I have to add this to my wish list too ????
Have a great day
Lisa F

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning card and great use of the dies! My French collection arrived yesterday , but as it was our walking group day ( and I was knackered when I got home) I can't wait to play with them today!
Sue , I hope you and Julia are having some rest today , it's important to have some "me"time!
Hugs to all xo

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW stunning card love how you have used the motifs
Carol x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A gorgeous card again today. I love the Beverly Hills die set, it is one that I have so I can have a go at this one : ) I haven't heard of shine powder, it looks like embossing powder but will look it up after I have sent this. I hope you got home safe and sound. I am looking forward to seeing you on our screens on Sunday : )
Pam and Robbie, sending my hugs to you both.
Norah, I hope you are not so tired today and that you can have a go at some of the things that Sue demoed.
Tina, don't know about kittens but human babies sometimes get a lump after a jab which then slowly disappears. Sounds like the same type of thing so hopefully it won't be a problem for your kitten.
Tres, glad that you are feeling a bit better.
Dawn, sorry that you missed Sue's new die release but glad that you are on the mend.
Sending hugs to you Sue, my friends and all in need. Take care.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow I love how you did that background with the diecuts, fabulous

Diane said...

Hi Sue wow what a pretty card! I love this technique I tried it with your California border die and it looked fab. This one has more lining up though so may be trickier !!! Gilding flakes yes I love them too but don't sit by an open patio door when you play with them!
Take care in this heat everyone Pam I hope your plaster isn't too itchie for you with the heat. Take care and have a great day. Love Diane G xxx

Jacquie said...

This is absolutely stunning Sue, love the design, gorgeous.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Lacelady said...

Oh, Wow, how inspired to make the motif into a background! I love it.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Oh! My! Word! this is stunning I just LOVE everything about it.
Might have a go at that Technique later today.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning really really stunning Sue. Where do you get your inspiration from, I am amazed.xx

Anonymous said...

Hiya Sue,
You are just so clever coming up with such good ideas, love the card
Marlene xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card, love the technique you have used with the gilding flakes, this is a must try.
Hope you are able to relax today after your week away with Julia, bet you had a great time together.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Another beautiful card, love the Persian Gilding flakes, so rich. Only you could think of a background like that, perfect. Hope you are getting a little rest today, though I think not.
Pam hugs to you and Robbies.
Steph you made me smile, gentle hugs.
Janet loved your story, Pippin sounds a darling.
Norah hope your legs are not causing too much trouble and that you are still on cloud nine, hugs to you and Rory.
Lindsay take it easy with that hay, drink plenty of water, hugs.
Tina hope Bubble is OK. gentle hugs to you all.
Daly hugs to Jean D, Lynne M, Lynda B, Magpie, Cameeli, Mrs B, Margaret corgi owner, Myra, Maureen K, Tandy, Sandra, Tree, Julie and Lee, Gail C ad of course our Sue.
Love and hugs to all Wilsonettes.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

carol quinn said...

so sassy!

Suejimbel said...

This is lovely and could be made with a variety of your dies x

Marion said...

Hi Sue would never have thought of useing the die like this ,it looks stunning .I would be nervous at placing them on the sticky sheet no room for errors.
Marion H

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a lovely card and nice clear easy instructions, I'll have to give this one a try, I could see it being used for many many occasions - love it.
Wishing you Sue and everyone a good day, going to be very hot, don't work too hard girls (and guys)
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card today, I really love the guilding flakes, they always make a card look so rich! Regards to all, Linda.

karenlotty said...

When you shows this on C&C I loved it As gentle as I can be I just know that mine would turn out all wonky! Great idea I'm going to try again with a medallion die I have

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty, feminine card today which could be used for many occasions. Beautiful.
love Jan x x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning, what more can I say! I can see problems like Steph with those pesky gilding flakes . It is easier with the adhesive sheets but I still have to make sure that windows are shut, there's no little black and white cat wanting to help or in the vicinity and I don't breathe whilst I have the top off the flakes!
Pam, Gail, Norah,Steph, Tina,Tres, Lynne, Lindsey, Janet, Julie, Sandra, Cameeli I hope you are all ok or at least feeling better. To anyone else I've missed sending you love and hugs. Love Alison xxx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx hazel

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely card I love the dies and gilding flakes.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Gr Elly

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, really will give this one a try

nattyboots said...

Wow and Wow again, such a lovely card and i am loving your flowers ,just beautiful .
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you have created the background.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends,
I love the he card and want to have a go but I am a little confused............. So do I stick the die cuts on the adhesive sheet and then add gilding flakes to rest of the exposed areas? On Sue's card it looks like the Gilding Flakes are on the other side! If I had he tried to do that the a Gilding flakes would be all stuck to those intricate die cuts!? Anyone help?
Well it is already 'scorchio'! Here this morning, I am laid waiting for my pain meds to kick in and feel like I am suffocating! windows are open a little put don't like opening more than security latch for two reasons .... 1 we live in a bungalow and I panic like crazy about someone getting in!
2 A week or so ago Bella & Milo discovered the back garden (after escaping) they now desperately want to get out there, but I am not ready for it yet as we are surrounded by other cats, 2 of which are giant and frequent our garden regularly, so big that they even chased mr daughters dog away! So I don't think they would survive long, plus jm we go on holiday in a couple of weeks and my older Son Matt is going to look after them, he is a farmer so it's a busy time for him so I don't think he will have time to chase round the garden with them,p so my plan is to slowly introduce them to the outside world maybe with a harness and lead to keep them safe, after all they are only 4 months old!
Well I hope you all manage to find somewhere cool to sit, keep hydrated ladies!
Big hugs
Sandra xxxxx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Stunning. Like the technique and the pretty gilding flakes.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is a great idea although like other Wilsonettes I am sure I would have a problem in getting everything perfectly lined up! However, practice makes perfect and you could have a try first with some die cuts of copy paper and then stuck on to another sheet of copy paper sprayed lightly with a little spray mount. I am going to have a trial run today like this to save wasting nice card and paper!
Your card is beautiful and would be perfect for many different occasions.
I know many of us have suggested you have a rest after your travels but I guess you will be busy preparing for Sunday's Tool Shed!
Love Lesley S

Anonymous said...

IHi Sue - a beautiful card with a lovely lacy look and another very different way to use a die. Wonderful. Best wishes

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so pretty love the silver ribbon flowers make a gorgeous bouquet on your card.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Glennis said...

Brilliant card - a great use for all the die cuts

Janet k said...

Good morning Sue, love the card today and the gilding flakes, so clever, thank you, kind regards Janet k xx

Lorna said...

Hi Sue,
What a brilliant idea! I will definitely be trying this later today, so thank you I love trying something different.

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Brilliant idea for a card. Simple yet stunning. X

Anonymous said...

Pretty card. Take care. Claire

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card - love the gilding flakes.
Beverley W

Chris Curry said...

Good morning Sue. Another lovely card, which I believe we have seen you demo, or one similar. A great technique. Thank you.xx

hollyberry said...

Another gorgeous,amazing card the words could just go on and on!

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, this is a super background technique. I've already made a card using glitter on the decorated sticky sheet and now I'm delighted to have the gilding flakes option. These cards look great!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Alison Couchman said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Pretty and very eye-catching.

Annie Pennington said...

Stunning card Sue. I love gilding flakes, they are so elegant. x Annie P

Theresa Pace said...

this is so beautiful. it's one of those cards i call peaceful. love it xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, this is lovely, I think it would be great for weddings, anniversarys and special birthdays. Will have to have a go at this one.

Janet, (echo of Sheffield) I know what you mean about your knees, I have two hip replacements and every time I go through security I 'beep', it is so annoying.

Sandra why don't you place your cats in a catery
until you come home, at least you know they will be safe and looked after, I know it adds to the cost of going on holiday, but this is what we do it gives you peace of mind and you can enjoy your holiday without worrying.

Take care everyone, Jess x

weefortune said...

Stunning Sue, I have this set but have not used them yet, I just look at them, shocking I know... Maybe I'll give this one a go, hugs Elaine x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Looks lacey, delicate and elegant.

hotpotato said...

lovely card and Dies Sue. x

Robin said...

What I like about this technique is that it looks like the cut-outs are sitting onto of the gilding flakes, not that the gilding flakes were put down afterwards.

Maggie said...

Good morning. wow this is amazing. I love the background around the die cuts and the simple sentiment. Well done you. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
How simple, by your explanation, but so wonderfully effective! Those gilding flakes are fabulous.
Bevelled Glass Striplet received, played with and first card on my blog so thanks Sue for tempting me again lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue & all, what a great way to use the dies - must have a try at this one - looks stunning with the gilding flakes
Janette xx

darcydaydream said...

Another stunning card. I love the gilding flakes.
Love from Christine in Darcy....xx

Kate's Cards said...

Wedding cards would be so easy with this die!

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
Beautiful card today just like the weather we are having here at the moment. hope everyone will be well today.From Christine C and Ella.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Well this is stunning and as \I have a Golden Wedding and Silver Wedding Anniversary cards to make for family members, guess what I'll be doing next week.
I say next week because the schools break up tomorrow and after 26 years working at a University, last September my daughter started working in a school and gets all the school holidays, so no early 6.30 am starts and clock watching for school finishing time, no volunteering in school, although it's finishing off the cross stich for the 6-7 year olds this afternoon.
I'll be able to craft to my little heart's content, along with washing, ironing and gardening!!
Yorkielass, June - I do appreciate your hugs and thank you for them. We all do need a hug these days, thank you.
I hope everyone has as good a day as they can and I'll give you a wave Sue when you're on the tool shed. xx

Beryl Frost said...

Sue this is simply stunning. I am going to have to try this technique despite saying I would never use flakes again Beryl xx

utilitygirl said...

Wow again! beautiful

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Oh how i love this card as now that i have discovered the secret to the hi/lo technique i am going to have fun. The colours that you have used in the card and gilding flakes just shout out wedding or anniversary as it is just so perfect for that type of wonderful day. I hope that you have made it back home safely having enjoyed what Scotland has to offer.
Dawn S, i am sad enough to have them all down on to a database in the various makers and then in numerical order. Spellbinders are in the database in separate columns i.e S2,s3,s4 etc. and then in numerical order in each column. I have them sorted into storage folders for the smaller makers collections but needed 2 boxes for my Spellbinders. My embossing folders are on another page on the database under the same system. Sue's in here as they are easy reach and lets face it i am not the only one i bet that reaches for a Sue first before any other.
Ha ha CraftySueToo, i can feel a Norah moment in your household when they are "hidden"" shall we say and then we can quite truthfully say "Och, i have had them for ages" as i have your family's identical twins in reaction.
Steph, roll up a piece of tape that you use to keep your dies in once place and stick it gently to the back off your card thus keeping in in one place temp. Cut just enough of the sticky sheet to cover the area you need. Card will stay at piece and you have a more manageable size of sticky. The tape comes off the back of your card again fine. I used a piece of tape that i had well used to hold the dies on card so it was just enough to keep it still, hope it works for you flower.
Janet(Ecco) i've heard of getting you money's worth or money back scheme's but i think that would be taking it a bit far. I think your hubby must have the same warped sense of humour my dear daddy had. Folk out side the family didn't know if he was serious or not. I bet you set the scanners going off at the airports big style.
Lindsay, does your farmer do bales or those big rolls of hay? Jim and i used to love making houses out of the bales, that was the carefree years that we had fun all around, not many toys but a garden that stretched for miles. I don't think the farmer was too happy that our "garden" was his fields, and the wood and burn(stream to our English friends) where we had a rope swing(well a piece of rope wit a log tied to it). Hope that you get the hay done soon and then you can may be have a play.
Pam, i have a whole load of long knitting needles should you need to scratch an itch that you can't get to, as i know just how annoying it can be. Kirsten found them so useful in her 5 times that she has broken a wrist or elbow.
What a glorious day that we have here at the Ochils, with little wispy clouds dancing across the sky and my hills just basking in the warmth. Now why can't the eejits that want to go hill walking ill prepared not go on days like this when they are not going to suffer from hypothermia at the top and they can see for miles around. A climb and a picnic up them would make for a blissful day, away from all the everyday intrusions, oh how i miss my legs behaving for that chance once more.
Have a great day everyone with gentle hugs to all our fragile friends that are not so clever feeling the now for any reason.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Oksana said...

Absolutely stunning Sue, love this card. You are such a clever lady, thank you for all your

iReneM said...

This is gor-ge-ous!!
I like the gilding flakes BG.
I did my own version of your similar card with iced snow glitter jewels. The A5 card I made was really not big enough to do the die justice. Needless to say it didn't look as good as yours but nice just the same and I was pleased :)


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the gilding flakes, still waiting for my new dies to arrive!!
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is absolutely gorgeous and so, so, effective. I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, always wonder at how you place the die cuts so accurately on this sort of design - don't think I could do it in one hit - those sticky sheets grab before you can think!! Love the embellishment.

'P' in Wales

3362Jan. said...

Hi Sue. Another stunning card. I just love the gilding, it is easier than I thought. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh this is a gorgeous card today !! I see you have used the die from the Beverly Hills collection. This die set is on my long wish list still !! But I do have the San Francisco die set and I think I could use this instead. I only own one pot of gilding flakes so far and they are the Persian Dawn ones !! I am starting to feel a little better today and may have a go at this beautiful card over the next few days, so many thanks to you Sue for all your wonderful inspiration !! I think the only thing I would be tempted to do is add a little pearl to each of the die cut centres !! I would also make my own Roses with your beautiful Roses die set too !! The next card I need to make is a Christening card for this Saturday. (My new little Nephew on hubby's side of the family.) I am going to use a baby topper inside the Tuscany die, using its ouside filigree edge to layer and frame it. I am going to make two die cuts and off set them, one from Periwinkle Blue and the other from Colbolt Blue with a white background. ( I always think all these things out and try to plan for when I feel better !! ) Card making really keeps me going, as does this wonderful blog, the wonderful people on it,
and my crafting hero Sue !!
Thank you Sue and all the wonderful Wilsonettes, lots of love to everyone on this beautiful sunny day love Tres x x x

Elspeth said...

Love it! So simple yet stunning.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well another stunning card,hugs Sarah xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, again simple but elegant, so many different uses, i too would make my own roses ( i am rubbing my knuckles on my front as a smug feeling comes over me, i have got them down to a tee now), thanks to Sue and alot of detemination, although i tend to stick them on everything, oh never mind.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love how you've done the background for this card and your floral embellishment is stunning.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

This background technique is something I haven't tried as yet but seeng how fabulous it can look I'm definitely going to give it a try. A stunning card Sue! Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Pam B said...

Oh my, what a stunning card, would be wonderful for a wedding or anniversary, thank you for the inspitation Sue.


Nanny B

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue. So glad that you and Julia had a successful trip. You must both be exhausted!! Love the effect of today's card. Really beautiful. Take care. Diane xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card, so pure and yet so beautiful. Lol Gill P G x x

Jackie Meechan said...

Hi Sue and everyone looking at this post.

This card as absolutely to die for. It's gorgeous. Love everything about it.

Thanks to everyone forvtheir birthday wishes yesterday. I had a wonderful day with my nearest and dearest and was well spoiled. Thanks again.


Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue and another super card. This particular die is one of my favourites and the whole set has become the one I reach for first!! I will be trying this design out when I back home as off on holiday tomorrow to take mum for a change of scene so will be missing your creations for a week. Love from Jackie D

Cazzie D said...

I like today's offering. I think it would be ideal for an anniversary or civil wedding. Love Caz x

craftynanna said...

hi sue, yes what a beautiful beautiful card and i love the guilding flakes, having mastered them also, i have 4 pots now, i am so excites my dies have just arrived via joanna sheen, and i havn't even opened them till i write these comments and then its asda day and then card making and a spot of sunbathing, i'm sure my dies will be gorgeous and i can order some more soon, love J

margarita lady said...

Another beautiful card Sue, just shouts elegance. Love it.
Lotta luv & hugs
june xxx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue, this reminds me of a previous card which I think you called Sparkling Lace with iced snow instead of the gilding flakes! It had a lovely pink felt flower at the top! Can you tell it was a favourite? Lol . I have made that several times but always in pink! This one is a little bigger and looks gorgeous using the gilding flakes. I will give it a try too . I find if I cut everything to size beforehand and lay out the pieces before I introduce the " sticky" - then I'm more confident it will work. Also the little die pieces can be moved - just don't press them down until happy. I hope this helps someone!
Sandra - you can easily do this - I just know you can. Gilding flakes will only stick to sheet not to Sue's lovely die cuts - as you put it. Let us know how you get on! x
Norah - always good to know the sun is shining on your Hills! Beautiful here today too - very hot already.
Janet - so pleased summer has arrived in Burgundy. Enjoy the lovely sunshine - and some wine and cheese!
Lynne - you have my sympathy living bales of hay in this heat! I was feeling a bit grumpy about ironing! x
Love to Pam, Steph, Tres, Anne, Lynda, Mrs B, Tandy,
Gail, Julie , Brenda, and special hug for Robbie.
Love to all, especially you Sue. You must be really tired! Myra x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ..happy crafting ...x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Oh dear! Should be lifting bales of hay! Not living!
Also - not always in pink! X sorry Myra

CraftyJo said...


Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, I shall be trying out this card as it's brilliant for lots of happy occasions. Thank you. I hope you are going to try having a relaxing day today as I am sure you must be exhausted from travelling so many miles this last week.
C Ros

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Love the dies and the flakes.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card. This is really beautiful. One I will definitely be trying myself.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

jane stillman said...

Wow! this is some card - fabulous background and great way to show off the California collection die. All finished off with the beautiful sentiment and silver roses xx

craftylisa said...

Lovely card love how youve used this die xxx

craftylisa said...

Lovely card love how youve used this die xxx

Carol Rossouw said...

Really like this card Sue! Wish we could get hold of these guilding flakes here where I live.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card.The Persian guilding flakes are stunning and also the background
Take care
Hazel G XX

redfox said...

This is just simply stunning! I'm really going to give this one a try, your description makes it easy to understand how to do it. How do you find the time to do all your designing and making cards for tv shows and this blog AND reading all the comments that we leave?! Have you secretly invented a time machine that gives you extra time?! Love Sarah

Delilah64 said...

That is absolutely stunning. I love the effect of the die being used as a background, with the gilding flakes surrounding them. Fabulous!

Nic x

Jill Liddle said...

There's that glitter again, my fave.

Hellma said...

Love this.

lilygee said...

Good Afternoon Sue and All
Lovely way to use the die and love this technique with the gilding flakes

rachel said...

this is absolutely stunning Sue - such an amazing make - the white looks so gorgeous with the gilding flakes. Fabulous xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, another great way to use gilding flakes :). I have to say that the die cuts are really something special and I'm definitely in love with the faux quilled leaves. My wish list is getting longer every day lol. xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
This card today is absolutely stunning
Don't know why I am surprised I have yet to see one of your cards that I do not like
Your enthusiasim is infectious and your talent knows no bounds
Keep em coming my friend
Take Care Sue
Theresa xx

SerenePolly said...

Hello Sue

Love this card - such a quick and simple way to make a stunning card!

Take care


Dawn said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card, if one had the die it's so simple to do - if one could think 'outside the box' as you manage to do every day! :-)
I love the way you put the card together a 'simple but elegant' look.
Thank you so much for sharing every day.
Hugs Dawn x

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card. I love the gilding flakes in the background it set a card off so well. Your cards are always gorgeous and you give us so much inspiration. Thanks again. Hugs Heather.x

Beth T said...

What an awesome card! Love how you saved on the gilding by using the double sided adhesive, adding the die cuts and then the gold flakes--brilliant!

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, love this card. The simplicity and elegance really speak to me. Will have to try this, putting my own spin on it, of course. Hope you're recovering from the stresses of travelling. Looking forward to seeing you on C & C on Sunday. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Wow, the white cuts on the gilding flake look stunning. I have Hollywood and I'm sure some of the old Spellbinders motifs would look great done like this. I'm not giving up on having a play this afternoon, everything is ready, just need to put it all in a bag and choose a bit of entertainment. It's all catching up with me now and I'm recharging on the sofa with a very strong coffee and waiting for some medicine to work whilst fighting an overwhelming urge to go and lay down on my side and sleep- I dare not! I have to be up at 5:30am, that's the middle of the night for me!!! If I sleep now I will not feel tired at all and finally sleep about half an hour before I need to get up! Coffee and crafts will see me through, even if it's not at the table. I have adapted some crochet hooks and have a summer top project on the go that should be finished by next summer!

Sandra, I live in a bungalow too and I don't leave any big windows open at night unless Mr WheelyBad is here or Billy and I are in the same room. 30kg of big scruffy mutt is a great security system. He does a great impersonation of a rabid wild dog if anyone walks past at night and so much as whispers (Billy, not Mr Wheelybad!). My neighbours love him as it makes them feel safe too, and they excuse the odd night he goes nuts because he's seen a cat 6 houses down in return. Win, win! My little bungalow does do a great impersonation of a greenhouse so you have my sympathy! Good reminder too for everyone, however active they are, to stay hydrated.

Lindsay M I hope you get the bales in ok. It'll be extra hard working in the heat AND against the clock, Mr WheelyBad mentioned a couple of days ago he'd seen the rape being harvested before it either dries out or got saturated. I hope you'll still have time to craft though!

Pam, you and Robbie are still in my thoughts. I hope you are recovering well and Robbie sounded like is approaching rehab with a maturity and positivity that is truly humbling. Best wishes to you both.

Lancashire Steph my one tip with sticky sheets is to peel a corner, lay it on an oversized piece of card and trim the card up after, I think if I tried to replicate this later I'd stick my cuts on after with cosmic shimmer glue or similar, something with some wiggle time or just go random directly on the sheet with a smaller shape. I have to admit that with 90% of cards I make almost as much paper or card ends up in the bits box or recycling bin. I clear the bits box out reasonably regularly and any bits/strips I'm not going to use I donate, whether to rehab charities, my friends girl guides group or to parents I know for their kids to make collages/pictures during school hols. I even find that some groups will pick up if you can't get out. Makes room for nice new card, warm happy feeling for helping and the recycling bin isn't as full either!

Janet, your comment on your husband reminded me of my best friend, he passed away many years ago. He had a very straightforward sense of humour- Suffolk humour! He'd tell me (Suffolk accent time) "if you was 'n 'orse theyda shot ya by now!". Mr WheelyBad is more careful, if he takes the mickey he makes sure he's a) out of range b) I'm not holding a dog toy that could be used as a projectile and c) I'm not in my chair as 9/10 of his toes must be flat by now and he'd rather not make it a round 10! Humour is as important as craft to keep things in perspective for me.

As is my "little" man. Not enjoying the heat. Finished my coffee now so I'm going to give him a quick spritz and sort that bag out for tomorrow. At least I might get time to check in tomorrow morning at silly a.m. If I'm home and coherent on Saturday I shall look forward to the email. Sunday's tool shed is set on the sky box in case im either still in or asleep. Organised!!!

Crafty hugs everyone, enjoy the sunshine but take care in the heat. Happy Crafting

T x

dianeandchipps said...

Hello Sue from sunny Dundee. What a wonderful card, as a crafter it looks very simple to make but has a stunning look to it.
I am always amazed at the ideas you have. Thank you so much for sharing.
Diane xxx

Anonymous said...

Love how you used the die cuts to form the background, very lovely card.
Yvonne N.

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue STUNNING< STUNNING card. It will make a beautiful wedding card.
can I wish Sheila (Ginger ) get well soon you are missed love and hugs Yvonne xxx

CathyinMN said...

Such a beautiful card! Those dies are lovely.

Dawn E said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card, wish I had the die as it looks so simple to do - if only I could think 'outside the box' more, you manage to do it every day! :-) then, when well I would get more cards made....
I love the way you put this card together a 'Clean, Simple but Elegant' look.
Thank you so much for sharing every day.
Hugs Dawn x
ps Thank you to those who went to the trouble of reading all the comments yesterday & sent me 'Get Well' wishes, greatly appreciated.

Susan White said...

Lovely card Sue - the white dies against that gilded background are really effective. Thanks, Susan x

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Stunning as usual. What a gorgeous background too. Xx

Julie Kay said...

Wow... you always manage to think outside the box, brilliant idea. Crafty Regards Julie Kay x

SHARICA said...
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SHARICA said...

Fabulous Card .. xx

Micky French said...

Stunning Sue, I have all the elements cut out for this ready to complete a card.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

What a beautiful card Sue....I just love it. Even though I don't have that die set I'm sure it would also work well with others!! Love Sam xxx

Meg said...

Love everything about this card Sue.

Margaret O

Meg said...

Love everything about this card Sue.

Margaret O

Regina M. Hamilton said...

So stunning. I love the background.

MaggieMac said...

Hi Sue and All, I am so late today! I love the cards with flakes! My cat looks great wearing them - rather think they should be on the card and not the cat. But all the girls are so right - another stunner!!

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Wow! Wow! Wow!

What a stunning card.


Anonymous said...

Stunning. A beautiful card, Sue.

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

I love this card as I've managed to replica your first version with the cosmic shimmer Iced Snow... Elegant and class. Thank you for your sharing inspirations.

Lots of love,

Ivy Ling x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
One word this card is stunning saw you demoing this one thank you Tracy w x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, love the colour of the gilding flakes. Lol lynne m & don't like the heat fur babies x x x

Eemeli said...

I think now I am getting every time sad to see flowers and/or leaves cut with
those gorgeous lac(e)y dies ...I just love-love-love them!! (but can't afford
to buy for myself...) Absolutely stunning creation today!


Pearl said...

Wow Sue, what a fab card you have made for us today.

I love the lacy look and the flowers are great, thank you for sharing it with us today.

I've added more items to my wishlist - when it will get delivered I don't know. I still have items on it from the last set you released.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

What a beautiful card this is, as is all your others. Love the look of guilding flakes on a lot of your cards, guess I need some to try.

Sanjay Soriano said...

Hi Sue
Great card today, what a good way to use these dies.
Thanks for the tips and inspiration
Barry & Jay xxx

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue and everyone
this is such a lovely card

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Stunning, elegant and gorgeous card Sue. It makes a beautiful card whether it be anniversary or wedding. I love it! I love the gilding flakes and the stunning look it gives. There is a fund raising do in September for cancer that we are going to and as a surprise I'm going to take some cards with me and sell them to raise more money. That's why I thank you for your inspiration Sue because if it wasn't for you, we would not have the confidence or belief that we can do cards like you xx A stunning card too Sue for the Wednesday card giveaway! Just beautiful. Good luck everyone! Take care Sue and everyone xx Love and hugs to you and all our Wilsonettes who need them so much. There is plenty so take as many as you want to! xx Love Karen xx

dragonswing said...

I really love that technique of using sticky paper to attach small diecuts. And of course, I love glitter!! Great card!

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Stunning, elegant and gorgeous card Sue. It makes a beautiful card whether it be anniversary or wedding. I love it! I love the gilding flakes and the stunning look it gives. There is a fund raising do in September for cancer that we are going to and as a surprise I'm going to take some cards with me and sell them to raise more money. That's why I thank you for your inspiration Sue because if it wasn't for you, we would not have the confidence or belief that we can do cards like you xx A stunning card too Sue for the Wednesday card giveaway! Just beautiful. Good luck everyone! Take care Sue and everyone xx Love and hugs to you and all our Wilsonettes who need them so much. There is plenty so take as many as you want to! xx Love Karen xx

greendragon said...

Great technique with the sticky sheet, die cuts and flakes Sue. Thanks for the inspiration.

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