Monday, 11 August 2014

Thank You For All You Do

Hi bloggers!  I have used my High-Low technique on this card but with a small twist.  I have used dies instead of a mask.  It isn't difficult to do but it does take a bit of time, but the results are stunning.  From the background up, I embossed a piece of coconut white card using the Quilted Flower embossing folder.  I cut it towards the bottom to create an open area.  I mounted the two background pieces with foam and attached them to a soft gold card piece, leaving room in my channel.  I cut a Heart Striplet in white and glued the edges on either side of my channel.  For the focal element, I covered two pieces of soft gold card with sticky adhesive sheets.  I cut my French Collection Provence die and my Austrian Collection Salzburg die with one pass through the Grand Calibur.  With the addition of the sticky sheets, this is usually just enough to only cut through the backing paper on the sticky sheet.  This is what you want for this technique, but if the die does happen to cut all the way through in spots, just use some tape on the back of the die cut piece before removing it from the die.  Using a pokey tool, just remove the backing paper from the area that would be the fall away pieces of your die, leaving the actual die shape covered.  Once all of the fall away areas have had their backing paper removed, cover with Summer Meadow gilding flakes.  Use a rubit scrubit pad to refine the flakes and remove the excess. This is the "low" part of the technique.   Brush away any excess with a tissue then remove the remaining piece of backing paper, cover with micro beads.  This will give you the "high" part of the technique.  I did this on both die cuts and layered them up with a white oval in between for definition.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the inside oval from the Innsbruck die set.and mounted it in the middle with foam.  I made a flower using the Classic Rose die set, then sponged clear Perfect Medium to the edges and dusted it with gold mica powder.  I seated it on some white tulle and used some Faux Quilled leaves around it for embellishments.    I completed the card with a double white mat and used the Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue to form dots all the way around the edge.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Morning Sue, very beautiful card today, sentiment right back to you. Steph, my daughter is getting me spsome today.but thank you so much for offering. Denise welcome to the blog family, you are now a Wilsonette.
Hugs to Donna and Heather, also baby Leo.
Loved reading all the honeymoon stories, so many disasters turning into long and happy marriages, just goes to show love does win out in the end.
Hugs all round to the wonderful people on this blog, you are also special.
Cameeli, are you okay hunny, we miss you, hope you are well.

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, The card today is stunning, I really like how you have used both the guilding flakes and the beads together, beautiful. Although I check your blog every day I have not been able to comment much lately, due to work commitments, decorating at home and all of the usual interferences etc, but hopefully we are getting there now and will have a little more free time. But a big thank-you for all your blogs and tutorials, they are really great. Linda.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Stunning card, I love the high/low on gold card using the dies.
Welcome to the the best blog in the world Denise.
Good wishes to all. Sue xxx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and everyone, nice sunny day here at the moment but I suspect we might have some rain later. A beautiful card today Sue, I am going to try that technique it looks really good and I love that striplet die, I use it all the time. I hope everyone has had a good weekend. Keep safe, healthy and happy. June Smith xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a beauty of a card so elegant hugs to all who needs one Sarah xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Do like this card today, Sue, clever use of the striplet 'over the channel' and lovely muted focal piece with the high-low flakes and microbeads. As ever, love that embellishment!! Thank you.

'P' in Wales

Ecco Janet (and Lindsay) we too live with a log burner and have never had C.H. apart from at a flat in Cardiff in the 70's - but sometimes think it may not be such a luxury. Just hope now for warmer winters!!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, very lovely and classy card, love the high/low technique with the gilding flakes and micro beads. Have a great Monday. Bx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card I have been using that striplet a lot since I bought it and used my new checker board EF to make a card for a friends birthday, why is it I can make cards for everyone quickly and ideas just flow but when its for my Mum what ever I make never looks right so I end up doing many cards and choosing one the day before, I have made a 5 star card but now not sure about it.
Gentle hugs for baby Leo and love and hugs to all Wilsonettes and welcome to the new followers you have joined a very happy blog family.
I have had quite a giggle from the honeymoon stories.
Hope everyone is safe after the horrendous weather yesterday we had a mini tornado in the town where I live many trees and cars damaged but as far as I know no one was seriously hurt.
Hubby has dentist today and then a visit to Mum hope everyone has a good day today.
Love and hugs to all
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, this card is lovely, on my screen it looks to be covered in sugar. have a good day all take care Kitty.

Eemeli said...

All the lace-looking parts are absolutely gorgeous! They make the card
so much "lighter" and gives a lot of fabulous detailing.


PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, I really like the channel you have left & the high/low technique. I might try this when i' off work at the end of the week.


Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Fantastic card today. I love how you have used the Heart striplet over the channel, have never thought of doing that before! As soon as I see one of your great ideas I have a "How clever, why didn't I think of that" moment. Thank you Sue,you inspire me everyday : ) Also love the way you have used the dies to do the High-Low technique, such a beautiful effect.
Welcome Denise : )
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, Pam and Robbie, Sandra-hope you are relaxing now, Pat-at least it is sunny here at the moment, and all of my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! I love today's card it's so pretty. All your striplet dies are beautiful and I use them quite a lot. Your high low tecnique is one of my favourites to do.
Thank you Pam a hug is returned to you and Robbie
Hugs x
Heather T

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
"Yes Thank You For All You Do"
I Just Love you've used The Quilted Flower Embossing Folder such Beautiful Detail, Great idea to cut it in to two section near the bottom, then I Love how you've mounted it onto your Beautiful Soft Gold Card (I don't like Mirror Card it's so harsh) I Love how you then cut out your Fabulous Heart Striplet and placed it on top of the opening and in the close up shots it looks great giving a shadow effect. I Truly Love your Focal point using The Provence from your French Collection and you've also used The Salzburg Die from The Austrian Collection I Love how you used a sticky sheet then by removing one side you have used The Awesome Summer Meadow Gilding Flakes I Love Gilding Flakes they are very Beautiful, then I Love how you removed your last piece of sticky sheet and placed another of my Favourite Products on The Micro Beads so Tactile, I Love to touch them when I placed them on a card.
I Love the sentiment it's extremely appt and this Beautiful, Stunning Card should be meant for you, I Love The Beautiful Classic Rose, The Faux Quilled Leaves and to finish going round your Card with you Fabulous Cosmic Shimmer White PVA Dots I wish mine would turn out like this, I really Love how your Dies work so well together even if you've not got all The Collection we can Utilise in another way, that's one of the many things I Love about This Fantastic Blog, you share so many Great Ideas, Give Us Great Tips and Show Us Fabulous Techniques leaving us thinking why didn't we think of that!!!
Sue, Thank You for sharing this Card and for the great and invaluable breakdown on how to achieve it. Thank You for your Hard Work and for this Tremendous Blog which I just Love. Thank You for The Great Photography Shots.
From me on a personal note: A Huge Thank You For The Daily Inspiration You Bring Each And Every Day I So Much Appreciate It.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All

Gail said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
What a great card, I just love your striplet dies. Think I will be hiving this one a go! Thanks for the technique !
Gail Cx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and everyone
Haven't commented for a couple of days because of family problems and a dear friend lost her mum suddenly yesterday. I was going to mention my first honeymoon 48 years ago. My then father-in-law paid for us to go to Benidorm and we flew out on a propellor plane which had metal floors, very basic and we stayed in the Hotel Victoria, which would you believe was one of only two hotels in Benidorm back then !! On the first morning we went down to the beach and in my ignorance I ran onto the boiling hot sand and burnt my feet so badly that I spent the rest of the honeymoon in bed as I couldn't walk.....I don't know what the hotel staff thought. That marriage didn't last for too many years, but I have now been married to my wonderful second husband for almost forty years.
Today's card is beautiful and I am going to give it a try, a belated congratulations to all last weeks winners.
Take care everyone
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxxxx

Gail said...

That should read, giving this one a go!

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
You never fail to start the week off with a superb gift and today's gift is just that.
It may take a little longer to create and a little fiddly in places but the finish result is more than worth the effort. I love the colours you have used today. They make the gift so elegant/regal. I can just imagine this piece of art framed and on my wall. Ah well I can always hope!

To all you wonderful Wilsonette Sisters who commented yesterday re my eldest daughter not having central heating - there is nothing better than sitting in her kitchen at her well worn kitchen table with the log burner going. I must have given her all my love of past times as until I was 7 we lived in a cottage with only a cold water tap; no electricity or gas (not even calor); black leaded fireplace/oven for mum's cooking; one room upstairs; tin bath in front of the fire and a midden round the back of the house. We were one of four houses in the middle of a wood and all the ladies fetched hot water from the local pumping station at the bottom of the field for Monday wash day.

Now my youngest daughter would definitely not survive without all the luxury of these modern days. You just could not get two sisters so different.

Hope everyone has had a good week-end and ready for the coming week. Take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly beautiful card, loving all the components used, I can't (after one read) get my head round your high/low technique on this one, I will need to re-read your instructions haha, it's a 'senior' thing !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

I like the look of this technique and must give it a try.

Love Roz x

Annie said...

Morning, Sue, what an amazing result, lovely!
Sentiment coming straight back to you,
Happy Monday!
Annie x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
What a fantastic way to get the week started. A truly stunning card today.
Thanks for the new technique will give it a try.
Amanda xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow so much going on here, love the different textures

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I really like the techniques you used today, thank you for sharing this
Pat x

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Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love, your offering for today. Great technique which I like to use gives a fantastic effect.
"Thank you for all YOU do"
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Jayne S said...

Great techniques used here. I love the way you have used the striplet die, I will try this. Beautiful card.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Wow , how gorgeous is todays card , just beautiful !
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - wow! how effective - must give hi/low on a die cut a try - and must use channels more often me thinks! Sunny here at mo. Happy Monday all
Clare W

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous and
the background is beautiful have tried
your high low technique and it was great.
Nancyd xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow what a stunning card Sue, must have taken ages to make, but the end result was worth it.xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. This is another technique I should try. If anyone is interested my latest card on Sam Poole's blog can be seen by clicking on the link on the at the side of Sue's blog it would be great to have a visit. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what an incredible card. Just beautiful and worth all the time it must have taken to make. Love your striplets dies. Best wishes

auscrafts said...

interesting technique love the idea of high and low

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a stunning card, must try the high/low technique as it always looks fabulous. Love Jean xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, you are right this is simply stunning. I could sit and look at it for hours, there are so many different things for the eye to see. It must have taken you ages.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Morning Wilsonettes. I think I remember you explaining this technique on your last visit, about partially cutting through, but even if I re-wrote your instruction everyday as Sam does, I would still need a video tutorial on this method as my lonely remaining brain cell doesnt take in written instruction so well now ! Todays alarm call is nothing other than stunning. It's so pretty and delicate.
Yesterday I made a card using your card from Saturday (forgive me if im wrong) where you used the large die from your Cordoba set and used it as a raised frame for the insert, as I dont have the other die you used, I cut my other die from the Cordoba set and inserted that into the apature, I used a lovely shade of cream with a tiny thin mat of black. The black show's through the die just enough without it 'being in your face' so thank you for helping me to grow over the past few days. I feel Im getting a tiny bit more confident in trying some of your idea's and techniques, apart from today's I dont think I could do it justice !
Ive torn my typing thumb nail off this morning so this has taken an age to type, I dread to think how it would have read had I not had changed all my typo's as Ive been hitting the key's either side and above the letter Ive been aiming for !!!

Welcome to Denise our new Wilsonette Sister, you have joined the nicest craft blog there is.
To Julie and Lee, Pam, Leo, and those ladies that have been given the crulest card yet, Im thinking of you all.
To Our Sue - This sentiment comes back to you tenfold.

To all my lovely caring genuine friends that always find time to answer, or enjoy my day with me - names not needed - Love You.

Take Care.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Brooke b said...

Stunning card, gorgeous.

Diane said...

Hi Sue yet another technique to have a play with although my sticky sheets never seem to cut with one pass! I love today's card though Sue and a great way to use the striplet die ( I too often think oh gosh why didn't I think of that!). The overall effect is wonderful. Have a great day love Diane G xxxx

The bake off went quite well and kitchen was pretty clean and washing up done!! Both went over the top and made checkerboard cakes (round ones where you cut out circles and swap them over) with rose and raspberry and chocolate flavours. The rose was quite overpowering but they both did a good job made marzipan from scratch and topped them with chocolate too. Very fancy. Took 6 hours not 3 so Mary would have gone home by then! There was a lot of laughter and they both had fun and have said they would do it again. Hubby won by 1 point for the look of the cake. We now have 2 cakes to eat!!!! Love Diane xxxxx

Anki J said...

Good Morning everybody! Hope you all have had a nice creative weekend!
And Sue whata a beautiful card, can't finde words for it, just love love and love it!!

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Really beautiful card. Love everything about it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Truly magic.

Love Val in Spain x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a wonderful, beautiful card. I love everything about it, the embossing, hi-lo technique and of course, rose with tulle and leaves.
And, of course, your dies which are stunning. The striplets are so versatile - MUST HAVE's.
Hugs, Rose

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card. Beautiful Die in the front.
Gr Elly

Marion said...

Hi Sue lovely card must try this method .
Marion H

karenlotty said...

Lovely techniques using the Striplet in the "gap" and the "high low" technique with a die A bit nervous of trying this! I'm sure I'll get the sticky sheet on the wrong way around! Need loads of tape to keep the fall away pieces in But will give it a try at some point

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card today. Like Patricia, I could not get my head round the instructions so will have to read it again slowly. I do like the channel with the striplet over it, would never have though of that.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow I love this one. Will have to be having ago at this technique it looks so good. I do like the design of this one. Take care Sue xx

Debs A xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card. Sue ... Happy crafting and have a nice day .... x

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, not sure if it is one for me to try as I an never get the die back into the die properly if it falls out, just clumsy I guess. Love white and gold together.

Wendy L said...

So pretty, love this striplet.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a gorgeous card.
Audrey O'Brien, Wicklow, Ireland

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone. The high/low technique is stunning!! Such a gorgeous card - rich and elegant!! Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a healthy and happy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Love the high low technique and the variation you have achieved on this one. A lot of work but worth it in the end I think.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card will have to get busy crafing lots of Birthday's next month but the old mojo has gone walkabout again Bless him lol.....

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Not sure about this card, I don't know what it is...maybe its a grower. I like the striplet over the channel.
Donna Jones

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely lovely lovely, how you keep coming up with these beautiful cards you share with us every day I'll never know, sue what do you do with all the cards you lovingly make, would love to know, when I when i go to my craft room I go blank and just start cleaning lol
Crafty hugs Julie xxx

To the lovely wilsonett lady's
Sending you all hugs,
hope you all have a good day,
Crafty hugs Julie xx

Pat S Witney said...

Another stunning card today. Love how you have separated the background and put your striplet die in between them. You clever girl to master this technique. Like Steph I could use a video of this technique.
Hugs to Pam and Robbie.
Cameeli hope you are ok as we haven't heard from you since you came back from Ne York.
Special hugs to Sue and Sandra, hope you are enjoying your hols.
Hope your hills are alive today Norah. Ours are a bit blustery today.
Hugs to all are in need of one today.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card today love the high/low technique and the way you have split the background and then add the striplet...great idea!
Hugs to all that need them and hope the weather didbn't cause you any problems yesterday. I's very sunny here in N, Wales but still very windy,
Take care everyone,

Love Sheila xx

Glennis said...

It sounds quite complicated, but looks fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This technique is great you get some wonderful results and this one is a stunner. Your striplets are beautiful. Hope you had a great weekend.
Best wishes.
Denise x

Pam said...

Steph, ouch, bet that hurt, poor thumb. My email address is Thanks for all your offers of help x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card love it. love Jean Z xx

doreenj said...

I like that idea using the striplet; will try that soon!!!

Doreen x

June Horrocks said...

A beautiful card sue love it not seen the beads before done like that. The leaves a beautiful thank you for sharing love to all June xxxxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunning, love the
way you have used the striplet
Carol x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card today, and I am sending the sentiment right back to you, thank you.
Will catch up on the others blogs later, take care everyone, Jess x

hollyberry said...

Great card the high low technique and of course the gilding flakes.

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Beautiful card with clever techniques, will have a go and hopefully master them.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Very pretty card. No micro beads so haven't tried this yet.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Lovely colours. Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is soo beautiful Sue. Everything is sooo elegant and perfect, and that rose is simply stunning. It all looks fabulous and gorgeous, and I love it.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is so clever. It looks like crunchy sugar! Good enough to eat! Very pretty and a fabulous embossing folder to back it all with. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all who need one.

lindyloo12 said...

A really elegant looking card, I like seeing different ideas for the striplets too. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today. I love your high low technique although I have yet to try it myself!
Steph I bet that hurt! Hope you're ok. Must go now as my head feels as though I'm getting a migraine, so going back to bed to see if I can sleep it off. Love to all, Alison xxxx

3362Jan. said...

Morning Sue. One word. Stunning.I just love gilding,thanks to you.
Have a great day. Hugs. Jan.xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love the techniques you have used to achieve this wonderful card today.
I particularly like the way you have separated the embossed background and inserted the lovely Striplet.
Love from Lesley S x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the Striplet over the opened area in your embossed layer.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Lorna D said...

Hi Sue,
What a fabulous technique, high and low. I will have a try of it although it does look difficult but practise makes perfect! Everyday you continue to surprise me so Thank you.
Lorna D

Chris Curry said...

Good morning Sue. Love the different techniques in this card, the striplet and the high and low techniques. I especially like the idea of dusting the beautiful rose with mica powder. Altogether a gorgeous card. Thank you. xx

Joan D said...

Lovely card,and with all the techniques there are plenty of lovely varying

Joan D said...

Lovely card,and with all the techniques there are plenty of lovely varying

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is a beautiful card and so gorgeous that I'll be borrowing ideas from it!
We haven't had lashings of rain and I was going to wash but am afraid my smalls will end up on Norah's hills with the wind we've got, and I wouldn't want that!!
Lancashire Steph, I'm with you. I read the blog when I post, then later in the evening but when I come to post my own, I've forgotten the names and don't want to offend anyone. Sometimes I jot names down, then I can't remember why! Come back brain - and make it quick.
Hope everyone has as good a day as they can, and stay safe xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love your new dies.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Take care. Claire

Paula said...

Another wonderful card Sue, well done you! I'm just so envious of your talent.

Paula x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love this new twist on your high - low technique it looks fab. Thank you for sharing.
Beverley W

barbiepinkfairy said...

Lovely card, like the gap with the triplets must try that. Had to read instructions twice for high low technique may give it a go but never had, much success with gilding flakes!

Sorted all my dies out last night. Now properly organized for once don't know how long that will last!

Have a good day xxx

Donna Golby said...

I love the high low technique and have used it a few times now. Once I became brave enough to try it. It's so pretty. Thanks for sharing such a pretty card and the new dies with which to try the technique with. I bet the beveled glass die would be good too using black flock instead of beads.

Vick said...

Absolutely stunning, I do love this card, I may try this myself xx Hugs, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, this cards has a very touchy feely look with all the texture just by looking at the picture! Your video last week explained the use of the sticky sheet and embossing so I will have to look at that again, love from Jackie D

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a gorgeous card. I love the high low technique. A very beautiful card.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, oh wow love the softness of this card with the gold card and the high/low technique. The striplet die is great as a lacy covering for the channel. Lol lynne m x x x x

Oh boy!!! A lay in till 5:35am this morning before poochies ran around like loonies. Out to the forest do they could use up some of their endless energy.
With all the comments on children's programmes years gone by reminded me of the trouble my twin and I would get into when trying to copy some of the things we saw. One of the most memorable was one evening our parents had gone out visiting relatives leaving my eldest brother in charge of us two. Well we decided that we would be really posh like the people on the telly and make crushed ice to put in all our drinks. Out to the kitchen we go - grabbed mums heavy ( really heavy) wooden rolling pin, a glass that the pin fitted into standing on its end and some ice . We both took turns banging the pin up and down to crush the ice( bet you know what's coming next) . We took the pin out of the glass and lifted it up to get a better look at the results. OMG the bottom of the glass and ice stayed on the counter whilst the rest of the glass was in our hands. When our parents got home we first of all blamed each other ( knowing that usually this meant just telling off cuz they were worried they might blame the wrong one) it didn't work this time cuz the glass we broke was from mums most expensive set . We weren't to know we just chose the glass that fitted the pin. So we then blamed our brother saying it was his fault for not helping us get it right. Needless to say that arguement didn't work either, but at least our parents could see we hadn't been deliberately naughty. Telly was banned for a while if parents went out and we had to keep our brothers room tidy for him as well. I look back now at some of the things my twin sister and I got up to and realise that in comparison my fur babies are indeed angels!!!!. Dad always said we gave him grey hair.

Lol and massive hugs to all.
( Alison hope your migraine goes soon)
Lynne m & fur babies x x x x

Jill Liddle said...

Love the colours on this card today.

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, love the Hi/Low technique, will have to reread your instructions to grasp exactly how to do it, one read is not enough. Thank you for taking the time to explain all the differing techniques.

Wilma x x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love all the techniques you've used on this beautiful card especially the way the striplet die covers the channel, will definitely use this idea
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card Sue - I missed posting yesterday as I was out all day, so I'm off to look at what you made for Sunday.

Craftysusan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love using your new dies as they are so pretty.

SHARICA said...

Very pretty card today it is :)

nzillingworth said...


nannapat said...

Beautifully elegant card Sue. That rose looks as though it could have just been picked from the garden, it is so perfect! Pat x

Jan Ltc said...

Love this one Sue. My card of card xx Jan

Theresa Sweetman said...

another lovely card Sue

hotpotato said...

lovely card Sue.

Maxine T said...

Love that embossed background, it is so pretty. Nice card love every thing about it. Maxine T

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This is a stunning card, I love the high/low technique, it looks so rich and opulent. Sentiment back to you and thank you for your inspiration and generosity, you special lady. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Pam hugs to you, Robbie and family, I will be thinking of you on Wednesday, I am going for a bone scan the same day to see if I can come off some tablets I on to counteract some tablets I stopped taking in 2011.
Hugs and love to Donna, Heather T and baby Leo.
Denise welcome to the best blog family.
Alimecca hope the migraine disappears, gentle hugs.
Steph ouch that sounds painful, gentle hugs.
Julie and Lee what a lovely romantic story, you are two true soulmates, hugs to you both.
Lynne M your story made me smile, hugs to you, Tilly and Cully.
Diane the cakes sound delicious, what a fun day you all enjoyed.
Cameeli hope you are okay, missing you, hugs
Daily hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Norah and wee Rory, Jean D, Lynda B, Lindsay, Magpie, Tres, Sandra, Wheely Bad, Myra P, Maureen K, Brenda L, Maria A, Ita, Mrs B, Pat S and of course our lovely Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,and a must try technique.
Love Angela x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
I love the high-low technique. I tried it after you gave us the Gilded Roses in July, it is certainly stunning This card is gorgeous love how you have used the striplet. Another must try card - love it all.
Thank you for all your wonderful inspiration. Love Brenda xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning(11:45) Sue and my Wilsonette friends,
Today's card has so much to give in the interest stakes with the embossed background and the flakes and micro beaded die cuts. Your heart striplet is probably one of my favourites amongst your dies Sue as i use this one an awful lot, it's just perfect. Another WOW to behold, thank you Sue. I made some of your tiny classic roses die cuts into the most adorable wee roses, so pretty and just so useful to get a match to the big ones.
Welcome Denise to the best blog and friends that you could ever have. And Linda, welcome back.
Awh Steph, i can feel that nail/finger from here, i hope that it isn't gouping as much as it sounds like. Your card sounds beautiful Steph and you have climbed over another hurdle that you never thought you could. Sending you hugs flower.
Janet(Ecco), although we have central heating it is never on as it has to be really cold (a) to warrant it and it only is on in dinningroom and hall as none of like a warm bedroom (b) we put the coal fire back in and it heats up more than just the livingroom. Know what you mean about your youngest daughter as my daughter wouldn't feel right if she didn't have her iphone 5 stuck to her hand or ipad where as my son, he has a wild and wonderful imagination that quite often works to well. Although he likes modern things, he likes old things that he can take to bits and make something else with.
Nanna Tina, i bet your mum will love whatever card you make for her because of that reason alone, you have made it.
Diane, that is going to be a real sacrifice having to eat 2 cakes. If you need any volunteers to dispose of them i'm quite sure we could lend a helping mouth. Glad that good fun was had by both competitors and the kitchen was habitable again afterwards.
Maureen you could be right about landing places as even up here i think they will land up the hills today as we do have a brisk breeze shall we put it, very brisk.
Lynne, Jim and i used to get up to all sorts of dodges as well, but he was worse than me as he pulled me into his latest scheme. But i was the quieter of the two of us and i got blamed for an awful lot i hadn't done and mum used to smack us with her judo slipper and told us to pass it on to the one that had done it but she was making sure she had got the culprit. Oh i used go racing up the stairs and knock 10 bells out of him for me getting scudded when i hadn't done anything wrong. One of the times he decided to cut her judo slipper( those toe post rubber flip flops that they are nowadays)up, only thing was she had it's matching one in the cupboard, so scudded again for trying to get rid of the torture treatment. Then there was the time where he pinched mum's cigarettes, smoked them and hid the evidence in my socks under the mattress in my room. I'll tell you take what he got that night from me the wee sod. Oh the joys of a childhood, but i think most of the time we did deserve a smack but mostly it was his fault.
Sending hugs to all my Wilsonette friends that are having a rough time for whatever reason, to Robbie and his family, and baby Leo gentle hugs
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Very beautiful card. I do love those Roses they look so real
and your striplet die is stunning Sue
Take care
Hazel G XX

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I wasn't too sure about this on first sight but the more I look at it the more I like it. Lots of techniques and textures to get to grip with.
Norah's hills are visible today (obscured yesterday by all the rain) but it is very windy and several degrees cooler than it has been recently. Hope summer comes back soon.

yvonne masterman said...

-Hi Sue I really like this card but I have never used the double sided sticky paper or the beads so don't think I will be trying this, I like the way you have split the backing and put the striplet over the channel.
hugs to anyone who needs them. weather like winter here .Yvonne xxx

Maggie said...

Hello. Sue, this looks like a real labour of love. So many intricate bits and pieces and then all the gilding and embossing. Wow. It has ended up an absolute corker of a card and one that someone will hopefully treasure for ever. You need the right person to send it to. Meanwhile, thank you for all you do too! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, Hope you are well another lovely card, Have a great Day Elaine x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

I do like this card, so pretty, we are so lucky, i know i have learnt so much from you, card layouts colour, and many other techniques, you are so clever and patient with our ever lasting need of learning from you.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jackie Meechan said...

Hi Sue, What a gorgeous stunning card. Love the high low technique.


iReneM said...

Such a lovely card!!

I'm so impressed with your high/low technique.

Looks wonderful with the gliding flakes and micro beads :)


Beryl Frost said...

Good Afternoon Sue, I love this card today. The high low effect looks stunning Beryl xx said...

Another really beautiful card sue it must have taken an age to make but I love it

Anonymous said...

Wonderfully SUEperb Thanks as always. Mabex

Virginia Davey said...

hi What a lovely card love the micro beads on the gold card very effective.

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Such an elegant card today. xx

SusanP, Kent said...

This looks so stylish Sue. Love the striplet over the channel. The high-Low technique is very impressive, but I reckon I'd get in a real sticky pickle with it!

Cazzie D said...

Hu Sue. Love the striplet over tbe channel idea. Caz x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card. Will certainly give it a go.

Best wishes,
Evis McCarthy.

Susan White said...

Thank You, Sue for all you do! Really like that striplet die - just beautiful! Susan x

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

I am in awe with all your inspirations. There's no end to your talent. A stunning elegant card and I love it.

Lots of love,

Ivy Ling xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, I just can't get past the rose, it's incredible. Yet another die to add to my wish list :). Thanks for shearing this beautiful creation. x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, I just can't get past the rose, it's incredible. Yet another die to add to my wish list :). Thanks for shearing this beautiful creation. x

terrie said...

Wow, this card is so stunning...
with all the layers it turned out awesome...
Well done Sue

Micky French said...

Stunning Sue, I love everything about it.
Hugs to all.
Michelle xxxx

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card but I think I will need to read the instructions a few times to be successful! Best wishes to all
Vanessa x

Jean Bullock said...

This card is awesome. I love the techniques you used on this exquisite card. The high low effect is fantastic. Even beyond the wonderful dies and layering, it blows me away that you can create such perfect little dots all around the page. Love your color scheme as well. ♡♡♡ I pinned:

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today. Love the high low technique, very effective. Have a great day. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Pearl said...

Love the card today Sue, the design and colours and shapes go so well together.

Craftihappness to everyone, love from Pearl.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone !Love the card ,the high-low technique is fab.This is a card for you Sue,Thank You for all you do!!
Janet-your daughters place sound lovely,can just smell the wood and feel the cosiness in a house like it.Good luck with the work.
Glad the bake off went well,and they did the dishes it would be left for mamma dear.
Here in's also very windy so my things on the line are up with extra many pegs today :)
More stories from honeymoons and childhood memories,I love them and thank you all for cheering my day up after a tough morning. Many hugs to you all !! Have a nice evening, Maria x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card!
I would need to watch the video of this technique to follow it.
Your rose is amazing and really stands out on the card. so pretty.

craftynanna said...

hi sue, yes a definately gorgeous card and i have the tethered hearts die and can substitute another of your dies for the focal element and i have your gold card so i am almost there, thank you sue love to all J

Vie Carter said...

What a beautiful card today Sue, Love it


Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Love your card for today. I have a few days to catch up on as I was naughty last Thursday and went back to work, (well I need a loft of card stuff) it put me back to square one and unable to do anything and nearly ended up back in hospital. I will do as I am told this time. I have my new craft room but unable to sort it out as doing as I am told and resting. We didn't have a honey moon as husband in army and only given the weekend. We just stayed a night in a local hotel we got married 37 years ago in march and forgot the clocks went forward and when we finally went down to breakfast we got a lot of funny looks I am sure you know what I mean. Hope everyone is well. Love and hugs to all.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Wow this one's a real beauty! I love the effect you have created. Will try to give this a go but like some of the others will need to read it carefully a few times ! I love that striplet die and use it lots.
Weather here sunny but very blustery today but we have had no rain since last night! Shock horror - washing not done today! Been crafting at a Kids Holiday Club this morning and - it runs all week so have a craft project for each day to prep! It's keeping me out of mischief! I tell myself each year - that's it I'm not doing it next year - and here I am again! No should be any easy word to say.
Steph - ouch - sore finger! Sending gentle hugs.
Diane - pleased bake- off went well! Feel so sorry for you having to eat the cakes. Life can be hard! Lol.
Welcome - Denise!
Sue - returning that lovely sentiment to you! Sending hugs.
Take care everyone - especially if weather bad where you are.
Love to all, Myra

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue And lovely blog friends

such a beautiful card today Sue, I will definitely giving this a go.

Sorry I have not commented for a few day's, just had down time, but it's good to be back. Although I have not read the blog everyday, I have looked in from time to time. So if I have missed any of our families heart aches I'm so sorry.

Pam I did read that your brother went home early, and that Robbie is having a lot more feelings. I can't tell you how pleased I am to hear about his progress. Come on Robbie you can do it. Bless him. How is your pink cast coming along or have I missed the big day. Hugs Pam X

Baby Leo very big gentle hugs XX

To all the people that send me thoughts every day. Hugs XX

Kind regards

Tina XX

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card you have made I love the sentiment you. Have as well
Love and best wishes to everyone
Sorry it's a quick visit going out
Take care Sue
Love Theresa

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said....

Absolutely stunning. Love the embossing on this card. The high low technique is gorgeous and really looks lovely on this card.

Janice K said...

A stunning card with so much texture and dimension, gorgeous!x

Mary Blight said...

Hi Sue & ALL the Wilsonettes! Hope you are all well? Sorry this post is late, Sue but I have been out for most of the afternoon, playing indoor bowls, which is my other major hobby (I could even call it an obsession, like card making is an obsession!)! I had a good afternoon & the game was a draw, so I wasn't too disappointed (although I would've been happier if I'd won!)! You have produced another stunning card again, Sue. The colour combination makes the card look very clean & classy! Take care, everyone! Love, Mary XXX

Rosie said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous, gorgeous card today and all my favourite colours and technics......

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good early evening Sue and everyone.
Such a rich, opulent and truly beautiful card the shades of colour are absolutely wonderful. However Sue I am with Steph on this one please, please could we have a video of you making this card or a variation using the same methods.

But I do have to disagree with you Steph you have more than one grey cell and no mistake! I will accept you have a broken thumb nail, hope it grow sooon! lol xx

Wonderful that you have returned Tina, missed you xx

Warm wishes and hugs to Sue of course and Pam, Sandra, Yorkielass, Lynda, Julie Laz and Lindsay.

Margaret corgi owner

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card today and fantastic technique!
Sheila x

Dawn Holben said...

It is a very beautiful card and such a luxurious look to it too.
I love it.

Anonymous said...

Quite majestic. A wonderful card, Sue.

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. Hope you had a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card with the high low technique it is stunning Sue , the beautiful striplet across the channel is lovely , and the rose is just exquisite , thanks Sue hugs xxx.

Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda, and all our wilsonettes xxx
Jean D

Craftycatty said...

Just love micro beads and your striplet die... it was the first of many that I now have....

Lindsay Martin said...

Beautiful and classy card Sue, but what else should we expect from you!
Late today, another long day, and have been riding the horses a lot over the last few days, only just got back in the saddle after 4 1/2 break due to being grown and crushing a vertebrae, and trying not to do to much, not succeeding in that though!
Norah and Lynne lovely twin stories today, it's always great to read your posts.
Steph, stop putting your crafting ability down people would not come to the market and buy your cards if they were that bad and lacking in talent. Hope that thumb nail grows again quickly.
News on my stallion, he is now back in permanently as the skin is not growing back, he now also,has to have dressing changes every three days rather than once a week, and have to leave the bandage off for a couple of hours each time to try and get the air to it to dry it out a bit, poor lad.
Love and hugs to all. You know your names xxxx

Theresa Pace said...

ingenious! lush and elegant xx

Laura O said...

fab card ,love the striplet on the channel and the rose is stunning.Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi all.
Hope those that can, are having the most amazing view of the Super Moon this evening.

Sleep well and I look forward to our wonderful video tutorial tomorrow and yet another amazing work of art from our wonderful Sue.
Thanks for ALL you do.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

lynda said...

Good eavening Sue & Wilsonetts A very elegant & stunning card, I love doing the high low technique but haven't tried it using a die so will try that tomorrow. Love the striplet die.& the colours Gorgeous.
Love & hugs Sue Lynda Brock xx

Gentle hugs to Heather T, Donna & Baby Leo love Lynda xx

Welcome Denise to the best blog family hugs Lynda xx

Dawn Searle nice to see you back sorry to here
about the sudden loss of your friends mum my thoughts & prayers ar with you hugs Lynda xx

Alimecca hope your migraine is better hugs Lynda xx

Special hugs to Sandra,Yorkielass ,Lindsay ,Margaret corgi owner,Jean D,Maggie ,TOB Theresa ,Wheely Bad,Myra P,Nanna Tina,Maureen K,Brenda L,Janet Ecco,Hazel Lynne M &Tilly & Cully,Julie Laz & Lee,Camille ,Steph,Tine E Tandy Tres,Norah & wee Rory love Lynda xx

Hugs to all who need them xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, Wow, high/low on a die cut - stunning! Also like the Striplet over a channel.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Jacquie said...

Absolutely stunning Sue, love it all, love all the dies and the colours.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card today as always !! I really liked yesterday's card to. Both cards used lots of techniques I have learned from you Sue so thank you !! Also both cards contain lots of my favourite crafty items to, especially your beautiful dies Sue.
Sorry Sue but I probably won't be commenting until the end of this week or into next week. I will still be looking in every day though as I love to see all your beautiful cards. Some of our Canadian family have arrived in England this morning !! My Aunt and Uncle that I have never met before !! My Dad and his sister (my aunt) were born just as the war ended. Their father was a Canadian soldier who came to England. After the war he returned to Canada but was unable to take my Nan with him. It was a real true love story as when my Nan passed away we found loads of love letters that my grandad had written to her and she had kept hidden from everyone all her adult life. We were only able to start looking for our family over the past five years or so thanks to the internet. Unfortunately my grandad is now deceased and I never got to meet him but he had two more sons and three daughters, all aunts and uncles with their partners to !! I have also gained ten first cousins to !! We only found our Canadian family when my cousin posted his family tree on Ancestry. My Mum realised straight away that this was the family we were looking for and e-mailed him saying we thought we were related to him. His answer was OH WOW !! He was just gob smacked !! He quickly contacted his Mum who turned out to be my Dads sister !!
I hope you have a lovely crafty week Sue. Sending you lots of love and special hugs love Tres x x x

To all the Wondeful Wilsonettes. I hope everyone has a great week. Lots of love to you all from Tres x x x

Ann Lauzon said...

Afternoon all...oh how I love this card Sue. Everything about it just catches my eye. Waiting for my die to come...but will be making it once it arrives

janet said...

I like the way you have 'split' the background of this card but not too sure about the gold used for the topper. I like the gold leaf but the beads seem to make the gold look dirty. I think I'd try with maybe a mirri gold or a colour - turquoise might look nice (also for backer behind the striplet).
Hugs Janet in Kent

Alice G said...

Hi Sue, I'm really late checking in today, it's just been one of those days! How cheered I am to be greeted with such a pretty card. I do love a bit of gilding flake.

Hugs Alice xx

Angela Wade said...

Hi Sue, a very elaborate looking card, showcasing another way of using the striplets. Thankyou for all your inspiration.
Yesterday's card was lovely too !

Tres, enjoy getting to know your newly found Canadian family : - )

Hugs and Best Wishes to all the Wilsonettes, especially all those who are unwell or sad. Hope you've all had a good start to your week.

Angela in S. Wales xx

Sandy H said...

This card is a beauty. Love the way you have used the striplet.

Well done to all the comment game winners yesterday.

Take care everyone.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue missed this yesterday as grandkids were staying
Great card with a lovely way to use your striplet die - must have a go
Denise x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Oh WOW and double wow Sue this is fabulous. Must try this, I have that striplet.

Hope you and yours are well

lorraine - scotland

Gail said...

Wow another stunning card and luv this technique - thanks for sharing xx GailT xx