Sunday, 24 August 2014

Thank you

Good Sunday morning!  Here's another card that I seemed to have overlooked!  I must admit that this one is pretty in real life, but the pictures just don't pick up the Rich Plum card very well.  It's a buckle card (my favourites) using the California Decorative Frames for the buckle.  I started with the background though and embossed it with the Tapestry embossing folder using our soft vintage gold card.  I matted it on rich plum card and used the fall away pieces from Marvellous Squares for the corner embellishment.  I cut the largest die in the Decorative Frames Set B out of coconut white card as a backdrop for my buckle feature.  I used the next two sizes down in the set and cut them as frames, one larger and two smaller and I inked them while still in the die with clear perfect medium and dusted them with gold mica powder.  I cut a strip of gold card and matted it with rich plum to use as the weaving strip for my buckle.  I fixed all the frames in place and secured them with tape and mounting foam.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Italian Decorative frame die.  I inked it with clear perfect medium and then heated gold embossing powder to frame the sentiment.  I added it n the middle with mounting foam.  I finished the card with a double white mat with a pierced inner mat to balance the card.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.

Now for the weekly Comment Game winners.  They are:
Elizabeth S!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize.

Don't forget to check back on Monday afternoon for the list of the winners for the Christmas dies!  My usual post will go live at 6am with the dies being posted later in the day.  If you haven't left comments on any of the die posts, it isn't too late to do so, you have until 6am on Monday morning.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Stunning card Sue, love It. Congrats to winners too.
Steph, have a fab day at market. Glad you are feeling better. Cam, hope your day out helped, you are feeling a bit lost at the moment but we are all here for you, fab lady.
So many wonderful reminders of when we were children, thank you everyone, it helps bring back memories for me.
Mary, good luck with hospital. Dianeandchips, if you are still in, they will start to charge you room and board soon.
Hugs to little Leo, Rory and Sam, big hugs to everyone on the blog. You are all my daily boost.

TOB said...

Beautiful card love the buckle ones. Gorgeous colours.
Is it morning or still night Off to drop our Daughter Emma for the the coach to go to Heathrow for her flight to Vancouver later today.She is excited but a little nervous as she is going solo. She has a good Hotel and really deserves this break, she has got my list of craft items for her to buy in Michaels it's just up the road from her hotel. Hope everyone is ok. Hugs to all who need them. Love Theresax

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card, you have got me hooked on buckle cards. The rich plum doesn't show up really well on my screen but I can easily imagine what it looks like "in the flesh".
Congratulations to the lucky winners, and Good luck to everyone for tomorrows draw : )
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra and Pat and all of my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

Jean Bullock said...

Love, love, love this card. Although the color looks more brownish than plum, it's still beautiful. Love the "buckle", the embossing, the layers - everything. Of course I pinned!

Vick said...

Ooh lovely!! makes me think of coffee and chocolate a favourite food combi ha!, have a lovely Sunday Sue, Hugs, Vick xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this is another of your beautiful buckle cards, I too love doing these now todays one will have a Christmas greeting. Take care all. Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Always like your buckle cards, Sue, this must look really rich in the flesh - so to speak - but still looks great in the chocolate colour on screen. Only have the plain Calif. frames and next on list to buy is the decorative ones (plus many others!!)
Well done to the winners.

'P' in Wales

Cameeli - hope you are 'lifted - where did you end up?

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card today. I do like the California dies
Pat x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the use of the mica and embossing powder- haven't done this yet but I must - note to self! Still DIYing - yday cleared and prepped the room -today painting in anger - gota get that done and finished today - tomorrow going new curtain hunting. Think I might be glad of a bit of shopping tomorrow after all the bending and stretching I'll be doing today - that's if I can still move by tomorrow! Happy Sunday all and congrats to winners.
Clare W

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the buckle cards and on my phone it looks more brown and cream, but a stuunbing card in any colour combo.
Congratulations to the winners and good luck everyone in the draw for the dies.
Gentle hugs for baby Leo and love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes Cameeli hope you had a lovely day, Steph hope l goes well today at the market.
I still have not finished card for my daughter made some shortbread bisciuts and choclate chip cookies yesterday and have a pile of ironing to do today so after that I should get myself into gear and get on with it.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x x x

June said...

Morning Sue Pam and all Wilsonettes, a glorious morning here in Kent UK today. Sue the sentiment on this card says it all, everyone of us who follow your blog and also everything that you do at shows, workshops, exhibitions etc. say a really big THANK YOU for all you do. I love the idea of plum and gold, so rich and warming. Congrats to the winners announced today, and love to everyone. Stay safe, healthy and happy. June Smith xxxx

Linda28 said...

Good Morning all, What a stunning card today, love the colours, so rich. I have not been brave enough to try a buckle card yet, but definitely on my list of to do's. Congratulations to all the winners and good luck to everyone for Monday's draw.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Sunday smiles to you Sue and my dear friends hope you slept well. Im imagining lots of little fingers tapping away all with lovely compliments for a beautiful card. Such rich regal colour's this morning. How stunning is plum and gold together, these combo's really show the pattern of the EF and all patterns from the dies.
It really is a stunning card and the sentiment comes right back to you Sue and all my beautiful friends too many to list, but you all know how special you are to me.
Pam, hope things are slightly easier without that heavy pot.
Cam, hope you wake with a lighter heart this morning, we hate to think you are feeling down.
To my other dear Wilsonettes, I really hope you have a day without too much pain and struggle.
TOB, do I have time to sneak into your daughters luggage ? Id love to spend all my time at Michaels : ) hope she has a wonderful trip..
Time to get sorted for our day out then looking forward to seeing our daughter and new hubby later with their wedding album before their Greek honeymoon this Thursday.
Hugs to all.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Love the contrasts on this card Sue. More ideas to try.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Although the colours are not showing plum it's still gorgeous in brown with my favourite gold card ( its not too shiny and very subtle). I must remember to use mica powder not embossing powder on a card it looks fabulous.
TOB I bet you can't wait for your daughter to come back to have your goodies from Michaels lol.
Cameeli hope your feeling much better
Hugs x
Heather T

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for a beautiful start to my Sunday morning which in itself is lovely as the sun is shining through a mist with dew on the garden making a lovely Autumn scene and your gift today just echos that in its colours (it maybe plum in real life but on my laptop it's a gorgeous brown).
I love your buckle cards. They are really special and today's is no exception. I'm still not happy with my efforts but continue and hope that at the end it looks something like.

Steph - thinking of you today and your market - please don't do too much standing. Do you have any help on your stand? Hubby maybe!

Cam - hope you had a reasonable day out. As I said yesterday please talk to someone.

Norah - Mr E doesn't get any pastries when we are back home in the UK as he says they cannot compete. He/me always go on a light diet when we get back.(lol)
We call both places home. It sometimes confuses people especially the ones who don't know we have a small home over here. It is really just like home the only difference is that we do not have a TV and we are all on one floor (fantastic for me). We have just one bedroom in the house but a small annexe in the garden which we also use as a bedroom.

We will have to get wrapped up this morning for the trip to market as it's single figure on the Angel. Perhaps it will warm up as the day goes along.

Hope everyone is feeling a little better and brighter today and enjoying the British bank holiday. If out and about take care and return home safely. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
A Truly Beautiful Buckle Card, I Just Love It, And I Love The Rich Colours You've Chosen The Rich Plum (which is delightful) And The Beautiful Soft Gold Card.
I Love The Tapestry Embossing Folder You've Used Today It Really Stands Out.
I Love The Awesome California Dies You've Used For Most Of Your Card, The Decorative Set B Looks Stunning And The Embossing Looks Amazing Espcially When You've Added The Gold Mica It Really Stands Out.
Great Idea To Use The Fall Away Pieces From The Marvellous Square Die, I Have This Die, But I Never Think Of Using Any Of The Pieces, But They Look Great.
I Love Your Sentiment As Always, You Always Get The Sentiment So Right.
Sue Thank You For Sharing Another Stunning Card With Us, Thank You For The Tips And Techniques, Sue Thank You For Your Hard Work And This Tremendous Blog.
Sue On A Personal Note: Thank You So Very Much For The Daily Inspiration I So Much Appreciate It, Thank You So Very Much.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All
Congratulation To The Weekly Comment Gift Winners

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card the colour combo looks great the embossing folder great to must try and get this one thank you for sharing your stunning cards and congratulation to the winners tracy w x

Lesley Cann said...

A great card to start the week. I love your buckle cards. Hope you have an enjoyable bank holiday weekend.

Joan D said...

What a beautifully detailed card . Love the colours,as the plum colours are so rich and luxurious. Xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I do love your buckle cards. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Rosie said...

The close ups show just how lovely this card and colour combo are.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love the buckles. Enjoy your weekend x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue, lovely colour combination and like the decorative frame. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to the winners

Yesterday I ended up in Sherborne in Dorset which in my view is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful towns in England. With its abundance of medieval buildings, superb Abbey, world famous Schools, picturesque Almshouse and two Castles, and lovely teas shops. I fully recharged my soul... with a feast of beautiful things at every turn.

Theresa, Emma will be fine and she will have a Ball in Michael's.. one of the biggest crafts stores I have ever been in whilst in New York.

Well have a lovely day everyone I hope the sun shines on you wherever you are...

Cameeli xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love the plum colour with the antique gold and I think the california die shapes are beautiful.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Pauline Norbury said...

Lovely colours sue xxx

doreenj said...

I hadn't thought to use embossing powder through the dies, another idea to try!!

Love the card, Sue,

Doreen x

hollyberry said...

A gorgeous elegant card today,glad it got it's chance in the limelight.

Debbie Tinks said...

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

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue,
Love the richness of the gold and opium, I wish we could get your lovely card in Australia, the buckles look fabulous, the California collection dies are so versatile, I am so glad I bought them first.

Muriel x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful buckle card, love this look. It is a classic Sue. Congratulations to all the winners

Muriel Kelly said...

So sorry about the auto spell on my post oops, of course it should be plum

Muriel x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, always love your buckle cards, keep meaning to try one but never seem to get round to it! Love the colours too. Congratulations to all the winners. Love Jean xxx

val jones said...

Hi Sue. I love making buckle cards and thanks for another idea. Beautiful embossing folder and the colour is really pretty.
Congrats to the lucky winners.
Love Val in Spain x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, always love your buckle cards and this one is no exception. The colour does not show well on my screen, but it still looks great.

Love Rosemarie xx

Lilian said...

Hi Sue and all, lovely cards , I love these frames they are so pretty. Lilian

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Well,Im getting brown on my screen rather than plum but its still a nice card.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Diane said...

Hi Sue lovely card today really rich and yes I can imagine it in plum colour rather than the dark brown it looks ( oh Muriel opium! What a giggle:) ). I do like the buckle cards you make and must have a go as I have the California dies. Congrats to the winners. Have a great bank holiday Sue. Take care love Diane G xxx

Theresa I hope your daughter has a lovely time and you aren't too tearful coming back from the airport. What an adventure for her xxxx
Karen thank you for your directions yesterday I am going to try and find it if I'm allowed it sounds a great place. Aberdeen is the university our daughter would like to go to. Opposite end of the country but a brilliant course so hopefully it will feel right when we get there! Xxx
Cameeli Sherborne good choice. Glad it worked its magic and you are feeling brighter xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue exquisite card in rich colours really lovely design too with the buckle. Congratulations to.the winners x

dianeandchipps said...

Morning Sue, another elegant card it must be all the gold. You have out done yourself with this one.
Pam - I was 8 days in hospital and have been in the Care Home for 4 days, hope to be out on Friday - fingers crossed. All I can say is I dont want to end up in a Care Home in 20 years time lol.
Best wishes to everyone xxxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colours and embossing on the frames too.
Donna Jones

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Always love your buckle cards, one day I promise I will get around to trying one!
I can't believe there's only one more week of the summer holidays left - where have they gone? Had hoped to get lots of crafting done but have been busy DIYing, just finishing room 2 (converted bedroom to study for daughter), next on the agenda is the craft room - can't wait for that to be done.
So pleased you enjoyed your day out Cameeli, wishing you lots of sales at market Steph! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love the colours of this card. The soft gold card embosses beautifully and is one of my favourites. The plum complements it so well. I would like to send the sentiment right back at you!
Keep your chin up Cam. We are all here for you.
Congrats to the winners and good luck to everyone for the dies draw, myself included of course!!!

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

I have to say I was a little hesitant about the colour of todays card because a first glance (on my screen at least) it looks decidedly brown (probably my least favourite colour) but I soon changed my mind when I saw that it was plum in the close ups. Phew! Thanks for sharing this and congratulations to today's winners. Enjoy the rest of your day Sue.
Margaret A.

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card. I might have a go at it :)

Linda Graham said...

Another fantastic card Sue,i love the different ways you find to use the dies, thank you Linda x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Love the dies and colors too.
Gr Elly

Glennis said...

Congrats to the lucky winners. Unusual colours but I quite like the design

Helen Kington said...

I love this card and yes the plum does not show up but it comes out as a chocolate brown which is still lovely.
Pam I hope your ankle continues and the physio helps you get firmly back on your feet.
Cameeli I hope your trip yesterday has helped. You have had a massive few months but take your time and know we are all here for you if not in person certainly in spirit.
To everyone else I hope this long weekend is good for you and I have hugs for all in pain or who are need.
Take care and 'speak' on Monday. Helen xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card still love
The buckle cards.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, love the buckle card & the colour combo too, haven't made one for a while.
Thank you

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning buckle card, I love making them and your dies are a must to make different designs. Colour not copied very well but I can imagine rich plum and gold together so beautiful
Carol x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card, even though I'm seeing brown and gold. I have tried one or two buckle cards but have never been very pleased with them, I'll have another try using your dies.
Congratulations to the winners.

Hellma said...

very elegant card, love the richness.

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue

Another gorgeous card this morning.
Congratulations to all the winnners...xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another great way of using the dies and can imagine the plum and gold together looking very opulent. Love the sentiment too. Congratulations to the winners today. Best wishes

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card, very stylish colours used, xxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, another stunning card, love the layout, your buckle cards are awesome. The gold and plum is a great combination. Congrats to the winners. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great card with lots of interesting
layers. The mica powder shows up well in the close-ups.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, I hope you are well and having a good weekend. Lovely card today. Kind regards Joanne K x

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning a Sue another beautiful card it's so elegant. I like how you have used differant die sets.
I goty Christmas dies yesterday and they are even better in real life.
Congratulations to all today's winners.

Debs A xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card-nice rich colours. I love your buckle cards.


Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Love the gold and plum combo. The plum card is gorgeous - lovely with pink too!
Must try this buckle card - once the gardening is out of the way. Then crafting in the afternoon!!
Enjoy your Sunday everyone. Congrats to the Winners!
Good Luck Everyone for the dies - fingers crossed - couldn't resist buying the holly - tip: looks great with CS sparkle for the berries!
Sheila x

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card. On my computer the plum card looks chocolate and it is lovely, but I would say that the plum card would make it even richer looking.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Gorgeous buckle card, very opulent and plum and gold, I wouldn't have thought to put these colours together but they really work, thank you for opening my eyes.

Congratulations to today's winners.

Have a good day Sue and everyone, take care Love Brenda xxx

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card again. Have a good ban holiday

Brooke b said...

Stunning card, gorgeous for any occasion. Congrats to the winners. Fingers crossed for the draw on Monday.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and colours
.love Jean Z xx

Micky French said...

Stunning Sue, love the colours.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Jazzylady said...

Good morning Sue,
Thanks for showing this card. Buckle cards are one of my favourite too, I love trying different colour combos for them and this one sounds lovely. Although it looks more brown than,plum on my screen I can imagine what it looks like.
Lots of love, Karen x

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue, great card. Think I'll be doing a similar style in purple and gold. Very luxurious. Really like your buckle cards.
Regards Zena x

carol quinn said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Fab week with your new dies - eager to get started - todays combo of the rich plum and gold are very rich and expensive looking-

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, this is so sumptuous! Love the rich plum( ( can imagine it eve though it looks a tad more brown on screen, but plum is just a fave colour of mine!)and gold..beautiful hugs Carole Z X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, I think we should all send this card right back to you, it is so appropriate for all you do for us! I love the plum colour you have used with the gold it is stunning.

Diane, our granddaughter studied at Robert Gordon Uni in Aberdeen a few years ago and graduated from there. She loved it, the city is so clean,lots to do being an oil rich city.

Congrats to today's winners, take care everyone Jess x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like today's card, the buckle effect is so pretty, looks more complicated than it is, great. Congratulations to all the winners, i have got everything crossed for Monday and the blog drawing, well you have got to be optimistic have'nt you!.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Craftysusan said...

Lovely card Sue and love the colours. Congratulations to all the winners. x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A really rich and regal looking card today so very lovely and it will serve many occasions too love it.

so pleased Steph you are feeling a little better good luck at the market today!

Cameeli hope your day trip helped yesterday, why not try a day at your allotment today, weather permitting and have a good dig to get rid of the blues?

We have not missed autumn Norah here in the Lakes at least I hope not, it is one of my favourite times with all the lovely colours and English heather in full bloom.
It is chilly but the sun is shining after the frost.

Hugs to everyone and special ones to Steph, Lynda, Lindsay, Cameeli, Pam, Tina, Yorkielass, Sandra and especially Sue

Margaret corgi owner

auscrafts said...

love it ,colours are beautiful

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card today, and these sentiments are coming back to you in bucket loads, for all you do for us in making are day with all the cards you prepare. The plum card is lovely as I have this card.
Hope you had a good day yesterday Steph and I'm glad you're feeling better. Hope you and your hills are ok today as well Norah.
Hope your day out lifted your spirits yesterday Cameeli, I know you have just had a holiday but are you trying to cram to much into a day?. Please take care.
Special hugs to Mrs B and Sandra, hope we can meet up on Friday.
Hugs to all who are feeling under the weather today.
The sun is shining so enjoy. Good luck everyone for tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Elegant, classy and lovely colours.

Take care


Maggie said...

Hello Sue. It's only when you see the close up pictures that you get an idea of the true colour which is really sumptuous. Love the buckle and the embossing. A great card. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

nattyboots said...

Wow ! i love todays card Sue, you always deliver the goods ,it is just beautiful .
Have a lovely Sunday
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

theresa said
hello sue and Wilsonettes.I love this card the colours are so rich and warm.The gold really does bring out the embossing.Thankyou sue xxx
Theresa Weatherley

lindyloo12 said...

Another great card, one that would do for a man or a woman

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, the Rich Plum looks like dark Brown on my computer but still looks fab along with the Gold.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie j xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Another stunning card. Love the colours plum and gold - although not showing clearly, I can imagine its beauty in the flesh. Great use of the dies and lovely embossing folder. Congrats to the winners. Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

Beryl Treble said...

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

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Great looking card today real pretty,congrats to the winners , hugs Sarah xx

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

Gorgeous card. Love the colours.

Lots of love,

Ivy ling xx

hotpotato said...

lovely card Sue. Looking forward to seeing who s won your beautiful dies. fingers crossed. !

Annie said...

Morning Sue and all!
Lovely card today, I can imagine the plum and gold even tho the camera doesn't do it full justice. A gorgeous combination.
Congrats to the lucky e
Annie x

Lacelady said...

Lovely card today again Sue, Buckle cards are my fav. too. Super colours on my screen, but I agree with you about photography, it's harder than making the cards in the first place!

Congrats to the winners, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for tomorrow.

vanessa said...

Morning Sue, another great card, never thought if using gold & plum together, but it looks good, take care vanessa xx

redfox said...

Wow I can't believe I won!! Totally made up as they say! And I love todays card. I love the rich plum colour and use it quite a lot. The soft gold looks lovely with it too. I must try and do a buckle card, they look lovely. Love Sarah aka Redfox!

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card and just love the colours you have used. SueL x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
This is a beauty. I love the colours which close up you can see. Everything really works, gorgeous.
Lorna D

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely colours. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card again today. I do like this colour combination. The California dies are fantastic - so versatile. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, shame the photo isn't picking up the beautiful plum colour, but gorgeous all the same !!
Congratulations to the very lucky Winners, enjoy your goodies !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, as you say the colours are not picked up but need to have a great imagination to realise this is another gorgeous card thanks for the inspiration lol Gill P G x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue A very rich card and I always love the buckle look! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

May B said...

Hi Sue
Love your Card especially with the buckle. Never would have thought to use those Colors tog

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies,
Well, another gorgeous card. You never fail to give us the most fabulous ideas.
Congratulations to the winners, and I hope everyone has as good a day as they can, love to all. xx

Paula said...

Such a pretty card Sue, you are such a talented lady!

Paula x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue,
Love the card. Would look lovely in other colour mixes as well.
Evis McCarthy.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonettes,
I have had to read it 3 times to find out that there is no chocolate card been used on top of the plum & that it is clear perfect medium and mica to create the effect, clever. I think brain has disappeared with Gail & Tandy on holiday, but i wish it had taken the rest of me as well. Please remember Sue the offer to hide in the suitcase is still open for our, sorry your next trip back home.
Cameeli flower, i'm glad that your wee escape plan of yesterday helped bring you back to your old self a bit. You have many friends here and in reality world, use them/us, letting them in just might make the biggest difference. I hope that my wee cyber ((hug)) will give you a wee bit boost.
Steph, i hope that you have a great day at the market selling your beautiful creations. I wish you a sellout but don't want it to put extra pressure on you for the next market/craft fayre, so have fun and i hope that you are not too sore after.((Hugs))
Nice working out Theresa(Tob) on the Micheals front. I am just wondering if said lovely hotel was picked deliberately for it's proximity to Michaels? I hope Emma has a lovely time and good for her going herself as she will make friends when there i am sure, but most of all i hope she has a ball.
When going through things of my past i often think no one will know the rubbish that i am talking so it's lovely reading everyone else's.It makes me so happy to bring back some happy memories to others minds that are long forgotten and it's only now years later that we can laugh.
Mum rumped my hair too Tina when i complained about the tugs because she wasn't too canny with the brush. The amount of times she walloped the brush off the top of my head because i wouldn't stand still. Her's came right down to her bum and was so thick that when she put it in a bun for work it needed numerous heavy duty hairpins to keep it in place. Her work colleagues were always fascinated with the length and how she could get it into this tight wee bun, but if any of those pins came out wow how the hair escaped and came a tumbling down. When i started at primary in the middle of P5 year because of dad getting a job across this way. I was ill and was taken to the nurses room to lie down(mum was on holiday again in Stirling Royal Infirmary), anyway someone came into the room while i was sleeping and hacked a big sort of V into the back of my long hair. I was in tears and the perpetrator was never caught. I will not tell you what mum said when she seen it but she signed herself out of hospital that same day and take the tongue lashing the headmaster got from mum about it. That was the start of 10years of hell. 10years it took to get out of there but it's amazing what a change of location can do.
OH Karen(Magpie), what a horrific experience for you, no wonder you got it cut after that. I am a hairdresser in a previous life so know exactly what you mean when you say about them going daft with a pair of scissors or cutting your hair into a totally unflattering look. I have the belief that you can always cut more off, you can't glue it back on and there is more than a fortnight between a bad hair cut and good let me tell you.
Glad you are feeling a lot chirpier Diane(with chips) and hope that you are home soon.
Janet, do you and Mr E have a two size wardrobe as you must waste away when you come home to this home with none of the goodies on offer and he is probably right in his assessment of UK's pastries.
Well i am going to leave you all with hugs for young Robbie, Baby Leo and all my Wilsonette friends,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)
And my hills have definitely shrunk in the wash x

Norah McPhee said...

Ps Well done prize winners, i hope you enjoy your prize when it arrives,
crafty hugs

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue thank you love to all. June xxx

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue thank you love to all. June xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful I love your buckle cards and the gold and plum together. Congratulations to the winners and good luck to everyone for tomorrow
Thank you Sue for everything you do for us

Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Gail said...

Stunning yet again - luv you buckle cards (still to try and make one of these) xx GailT xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Luv the colour combo on this one makes it feel very regal and opulent. Thanks once again for all the ideas and inspiration. If I had half the talent you have...

Jill Liddle said...

Stunning card today Sue. The antique gold and plum colourways are perfect together.

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue, love the rich look of this card. I've got birthday cards to make for my Mum and my sister and this card has reminded me that I bought some of the vintage gold card and haven't used it yet and also another way of using my decorative frame dies. love to all Gx

Janice K said...

An amazing design with lots of great detail, very opulent.x

karenlotty said...

Lovely card and I too have the marvellous squares die and a little pot of those fallout pieces which I forget to use! Congrats winners and got fingers crossed for tomorrow but I never win anything so not holding my breath But I'm enjoying the ride

Beth T said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the buckle cards--your attention to adding little details is amazing. We are so blessed with your creativity and skill. Thank you for sharing!

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is so regal and elegant, the sentiment back at you a million times, I love your buckle cards and the rich colours used today. Enjoy the rest of your day, hugs to you, your Mom and family.
Congratulations to the winners, enjoy your goodies.
Pam hoping you are feeling less sore, hugs to you and Robbie.
Steph good luck at the market, hope you sell loads, don't overdo it, gentle hugs.
Cameeli glad that you feel brighter after your day away, sounds like you had a fab time, gentle hugs.
Magpie what a scary experience, know what you mean about scary hairdressers, been to a few in the past.
Theresa hope Emma has a fab trip and gets you lots of crafty goodies.
Special hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Norah and Rory, Jean D, Lynne M, Lynda B, Magpie, Lindsay, Julie and Lee, Myra P, Maureen K, Helen K, Sandra, Ita, Dianeandchips, Cheryl B, Mrs B, Pat S, Jane Echo, Brenda L and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl.

Jayne S said...

Love this buckle card, colour combo sounds better than it looks.

Audrey Miller said...

I noticed that one of your cards is 6 3/4 by 8. Is that the size of most of your cards on your videos?

Do like the buckle always looking for new ways to make my cards more interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Susan White said...

Another lovely creation Sue - thanks. Congrats to this week's winners, Susan x

Looney Laura said...

Beautiful tfs.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card love plum and gold although the camera is not doing the colours justice.
Congratulations to the comment winners!!!

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue, Just love this card today. Again rich and elegant and a clever idea with our dies. Beryl xx

nzillingworth said...


Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning, really stunning. My fav colours.

Much love,

Shirley T, xxxxxxxxxx

Olga said...

Love the card! It's just amazing and my favourite colours are used ))

Sandy Hoy said...

Such an elegant card! Love the colors used. I don't use my Perfect Pearls enough and this is an excellent way to dig them out and play again. Thank you for sharing, hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, I think it is more a case of "Thank you for all you do"!! The California dies work so well as buckles so I am putting this on my to do list as they make an interesting focal point. I'm getting brown rather than plum but I'm sure t looks just as good, love from Jackie D

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and every one,
This card is another winner.
Congrats to the winners.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, although this is showing as chocolate & gold rather than plum, it is still a beautiful card. The delicate frames really stand out.

Congratulations to all the comment winners, enjoy your prizes. Fingers crossed for everyone in tomorrow's draws for the dies.

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Another stunning card, love what you have done with the dies.

Patricia xx

Jane Franklin said...
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Jane Franklin said...

Love this card. I haven't made a buckle card before so must have a go. Thanks for all your ideas Sue. Congrats to the winners. Luv to all jax

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Mary Blight said...

Hi Sue & All! Hope you are all well? It has been a lovely week, weather wise but has started raining here, now! I have been a bit down, this week, as I have to go for a scan on my bladder on Tuesday & I am NOT looking forward to it! I suffer with bladder stones, which can be HUGE & PAINFUL, so I may have to have more removed! Anyway...! You have produced another stunning card Sue, the colours are so elegant & the sentiment is perfect for anyone! A card like that should be made for you, as you do SO much for us all! Hope to be in with the chance of winning a lovely card like that! Take care! Love, Mary Blight XXX

Lindsay Martin said...

Afternoon one and all. Love your buckle cards Sue, I never seem to make them very often, must put that right soon.
Oh these hair stories, it's no wonder I hate having mine cut, it's been nearly eighteen months since the last trim and I keep putting it off. My daughter when about four had lovely long blonde hair, (still does) but one day she came down to me and her hair was in a terrible mess, she had grabbed handfuls of it and hacked it off, sort of layered in places, well I wasn't too impressed, she said she had die it as wanted it short for the day! Well it stayed like it until it grew out, I refused to take her to the hairdressers to get it sorted, she had to live with it for well over a year until it had grown enough for it not to look ridiculous when shaped! Needless to say she never did it again!
Steph, hope your market stall went really well today and you didn't get requests for cards not made.
Cameeli, sounds like you had a marathon train ride, hope it's left you feeling easier.
Well better get on, we have spent the day so far getting horses ridden, just had one problem when one of the ones my daughter was riding stumbled in canter, and went head first into the ground sending her flying and he ended up lying next to her,luckily both were ok! one worried mum!
Love to all especially, Lynne, Pam, June, Jackie, Julie and Lee, Linda, Tres,TOB, Tandy, Margaret, mrs B, Mrs Duck, Dianeandchips, Wheelybad, Myra, Norah, and all I have missed, and congratulations to today's winners xxxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Very pretty indeed. You are quite right though - the plum card looks brown in the photos, but I have this card and it is a lovely rich colour in reality. I can't believe it, but I have never made a buckle card - shame on me!

Theresa Pace said...

looks like a nice chocolate to me. gorgeous. your signature style xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Gorgeous card here as well, and I love it, when you´re playing with all this mixing and matching with different dies like here. It´s very beautiful and elegant.
Big congrats to all the comment winners here too, and enjoy ladies, when you get the prizes home.

Ann Lauzon said...

Morning Sue...I simply love this card, it really does look brown like Jean says, and I think it would look stunning in brown and gold.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Another elegant card - I love the colour combo of plum and gold. The dies really make it and the embossing ain't half bad, either. The little round Italian (die, of course) is so pretty and versatile, the Californians are just simply elegant.
Hugs, Rose

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, I have to agree with some of the other comments about the plum card looking brown from a distance...thanks everyone, I was worried it was my laptop playing games lol. This is really stunning, does anyone else thing the backing card is the colour of caramac? It's a very stylish card and I would be very proud if I could produce something as wonderful. As always, Sue, thanks for sharing with us:)

Jan.moogie said...

Now this one I can make into a mans card Sue what a great card.xx

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Beautiful buckle card. Great card for any occasion.

Congratulations to the winners!!

terrie said...

I like the rich colors combo on this turned out really nice...
I have no idea how you come up with such great looking cards but I guess having great dies does help.
Well done Sue

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue love the buckle card but not sure on the colour combo
Denise X

Chris Curry said...

Finally managed to get onto your blog and I'm so glad I did. What a beautiful card. The buckle is very smart. Thank you

Beth Peake said...

Love this card. So stylish

luv n hugs


Karen Drew said...

I love the effect of the buckle card. The mica really makes it look more special
Congratulations to the winners
Karen xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I do like these buckle cards but I must sat I still haven't made one myself and yet maybe now is the time to give it a go.

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful, I've not tried a buckle card...yet!

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue,

Guessing this was taken in artificial light, I'm definitely getting a reddish brown and the lighter card looks quite cream coloured but it all works... perhaps we're getting two colour scheme ideas in one! I like this EF, an older design I think so I'll be lucky to find it, I like the waste from the squares die. I think it's one of the ones I want- like all the rest lol. It's a lovely card and I can't wait to try something similar.

Pam, physio is sadly not enjoyable! It's progress though and better than being in plaster :-) I'm delighted with news of more of Robbie's progress. Thank you for your kind wishes yesterday, I caught up reading today as was pretty tired yesterday.

Thank you Lynda xxx I only see Mr W and Alex in the course of most weeks and I hate being a bit of a stuck record. Coming on the blog is like chatting to friends and sometimes I just have to put my hand up and say if it's getting too much. I do feel happier today, stiil tired and uncomfortable but happier. I'm booked to see my GP a week Wednesday to 'check in' an it's only a few days until I can call the hospital now so maybe they will shed light on why this hasn't gone quite as planned!

Good luck In hospital Tuesday, Mary Blight xxx

Norah, your tales do make me smile, I had long hair down to my bottom as a child and into my mid/ late twenties. Every one told me how lovely it was but it was thick and heavy, looking after it was a nightmare! I kept it long until my best friend passed away when I marked the first anniversary of his passing by getting it all shaved off to raise money for the local hospice that cared for him. I worked with primary school kids then and six weeks after having it done it dawned on me that I hadn't caught headlice in that time! I've kept it short ever since. My nanna had been a tailoress so my mum could sew well. Nearly all my clothes were hand me downs and she either adjusted them or made new items out of them. I was such a tomboy as a kid that dresses were a no no so she made tops out of the dresses for me. I love sewing and just brought an online sewing and tailoring one year course to try to learn to make my own clothes properly. I hope it wil motivate me and make lesson times for myself to give my days some badly missed structure.

My thoughts with the residents of North California, after the earthquake there.

I must go, very tired now and can see more keys than are on the keypad. Hugs hugs to Sue who brings us all such joy. Careful hugs to those ill, in pain or in recovery. Special hugs to my special Wilsonette friends, I'm afraid if I start writing names I will forget most of them and hugs to Wilsonettes everywhere, have a lovely bank holiday and happy crafting!

T x

craftynanna said...

evening sue, super card and i have had a go at your buckle cards before and was quite pleased with the result, this one is in gorgeous colours plum and gold, i have a fair bit of your gold and silver card as i ordered two lots when you were on c&c and havn't used any yet its for special occasions lol, thank you sue for your daily inspiration, well done to the winner and good luck all for tomorrow, love J

sue wilson said...

gold and plum I would not of thought of that one, but it works well done Sue.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Really sorry I haven't commented for a couple of days, but my poor 89 year old aunt hasn't been at all well and I've been looking after her. Stupidly, I forgot to take my phone and she has no internet , so haven't been able to get on the blog. Happily, she's feeling a bit better today and at least is able to get about. We go to see her oncologist on Wednesday to see if things have got worse so not looking forward to that.
Anyway, back to today's card. I love your buckle cards and this is no exception. The colours don't look quite right on my iPad though! Congratulations to the winners of the comment game.
Pam, glad your physio has started - just make sure you do everything they tell you even though it will hurt. I know when I had my knee replacement I did all of the exercises I was given and have had no problems thankfully. Great news about Robbie too. Cameeli, pleased you seem to be a bit brighter today and glad you enjoyed your day trip. Wheely Bad hope you feel better soon. Steph glad you seem to be feeling a bit better and hope the market went well. Sorry, I haven't caught up with all of the comments from the last few days, but I send gentle hugs to those in need and lots of love to everyone else . Alison xxxx

Maxine said...

Stunning card Sue

Maxine said...

Stunning card Sue

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Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the colour theme and the way you've used the dies.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Lavinia Dow said...

What a lovely card i absolutely adore it but then i love all your cards.

Sarah said...

Such a goregeous card.

Sarah x

Heather Rogers said...

Good evening Sue

Lovely card today and great use of the dies here.

Congrats as always to the lucky winners.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card and sentiment xx hazel

nannapat said...

Love your buckle cards - this one is lovely. The plum looks black on my monitor! Pat x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Just love your buckle cards the gold really shows up the tapestry EB folder and plum compliments it beautifully a lovely card thanks Sue hugs to you and your mom xxxx
Congratulations to all the winners .
Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda and everyone xx
Jean D xxx

Maureen B. said...

Outstanding card today Sue thank you.Again the colouring scheme really works and I love your use of the dies. Hugs Maureen

Maureen B. said...

Outstanding card today Sue thank you.Again the colouring scheme really works and I love your use of the dies. Hugs Maureen

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes very late had my Son his partner youngest daughter & my beautiful baby grandson for dinner they only left half an hour ago. Was lovely too see them.
Sue I love today's card your buckle cards are always gorgeous ,the colour combo beautiful love it all.
Love Lynda Brock xx

Steph hope market was successful & enjoyed seeing your daughters wedding photos take care Love & hugs Lynda xx

Camille what a lovely sport you ended up at yesterday hope it lifted your spirits up gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Pam hope your not too sore hugs to you & Robbie,Lynda xx

Special hugs toSandra, Yorkielass,Lindsay Magpie,
Margare corgi owner,Tina,Tandy,Tres,Mrs B Jean D, Myra P,Maureen K,Dianandchips, Ita,Brenda Brenda L,Pauline A,Helen K,Wheely Bad,Janet Ecco,nana Tina,Hazel,Dianandchips,Cheryl B, love Lynda xx
& all Wilsonetts that need one & of cause our Sue xxx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Ooooo I love the rich plum and gold together. Gorgeous buckle card...... another reminder again....and good to see one back! The tapestry EF is just gorgeous and I love how you have also put the added touch of gold embossing powder around the sentiment. the mica powder looks good too. Congratulations to all of you, Lorna, Elizabeth and Redfox! Wonderful! Enjoy your prizes! Cameeli, so glad your trip to Sherborne was amazing. It sounds a gorgeous place to visit xx Oooo I'd love to go Michaels :) Tina, Norah, yup! Had the tugs of the hair trying to get the knots (lugs) out it. How awful Norah that someone cut a "V" out of your hair.....I'm not surprised you cried. Bless you Norah, peoples actions cause other peoples consequences.......too true about you can't glue it back x "Thank you" for all the wonderful stories that you write about bygone days that you had. It does bring a lot of memories, happy and a "good grief I'd forgotten all about that which was around then!" You bring a lot of pleasure to our lives xx Lyndsey, so glad your daughter and horse are okay xx Wheelybad, you take care of yourself and take as much rest as you need. Sending love and hugs to you Sue and your family and "thank you" for all your inspiration xx Sending love and hugs to Yorkielass, Lynne, Mary, Dianneandchips, Pam and Robbie and to all our Wilsonettes who need love and a hug xx Take care everybody! I know that we would all like to be winners in tomorrows draw for those gorgeous dies of Sue's! But just to say good luck to everyone! xx Love Karen xx

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

I love the card and the buckle effect is great I really must try this. It looks very elegant.

June x

magpie said...

Ps hope you had a great time with your son and the family xx Love to you too lynda xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
The Colours are lush that you have used. Not too good tonight with these Measles. Need adult mittens to stop me from Scratching and it feels like i am fire.
You take care Sue
Hazel G XX

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Stunning, ab-fab sue love this style card, and loving the xmas dies all on my shopping list which is getting longer by the day
Lorraine x

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Another classic card, with a sentiment I think all us Wilsonettes would like to send to you!

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous buckle card. I made my first buckle card about six weeks ago and found it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. It's become a firm favourite style.
Congratulations to the comment winners.
Take care everyone.

lindyloo12 said...

A beautiful buckle card, they look very effective and the colours are great too.

Vie Carter said...

The plum card looks brown which is ok but plum is better, just the camera playing games with us

Lovely card


Aquarius said...

Beautiful card - I love the buckle effect and had a go. There must be a knack to getting the 'buckle' components lined up because it took me forever to get them (relatively) straight!!

America said...

What fantastic layering and use of these dies!! The color combo is so rich with the plum. The small details of the pearls and corners add so much! And that fab embossing is so pretty! Your buckle style really rocks!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Hi Sue,
The plum just about comes through on the close-ups making it show through as a stunning card...I do love your ideas so much and your brain must be buzzing all the time. Your buckle cards are always fabulous.
Right I think I finish my catch-up now.
Love and hugs to all who need them and here's to better days.
Sheila xx