Monday, 22 September 2014


 Hello all!  What a weekend!  I am dead on my feet, but had a great time!  I always enjoy meeting my blog family and there were loads of you there this time so it was great fun!  I didn't take very many pics this time, but I will try to get the few I did take up on the blog sometime later in the week for you to see.  For today's card, I have used the Austrian background and this is the same technique as the card I posted on Saturday, but with a small change in products.  I used a piece of black card and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I ran it through the Grand Calibur with my Austrian background.  I did, however, use the centre oval and cut out that section.   I peeled up the fall away pieces and gilded the exposed sticky areas using Calypso gilding flakes.  I removed the remaining backing paper and covered the exposed area with Midnight Snow.  It is sort of like a black version of Iced Snow.  It tends to sit very flat though where as the Iced Snow is more dimensional.  You do need to burnish this well with your fingers and make sure it is well stuck.  I did have a few stray bits that you can see in the close ups. Funny thing is that I couldn't see them when I took the pics, but on the computer they are very visible in the close up shots.  It's times like this I know just how bad my eyesight really is!  I added mounting foam to the back.  On coconut white card, I stamped my sentiment from the Bold sentiment set by Creative Expressions.  I used the inner die to emboss the piercing around the edge.  I mounted the background over it so it was recessed.  I made a flower out of rust satin ribbon where I snipped into the ribbon at intervals, then heated it to melt the sections.  I added tape to the bottom and rolled it.  I seated it on some black seambinding and added a stick pin.  I finished the card with a white pierced mat layer and a thin black mat and a final white mat. The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.

Now for all the announcements!  First up, the winner of the Wednesday Card Giveaway is:
Jacquie J!!!

Now for the Comment Game Winners!  This week's winners are:
Dorothy Mutafopulos!!!
Val Jones!!!
Sue Dunn!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed., Sept 17th, the winner's are:
Lesley S!!!
Denise Bryant!!!
Janice Brummett!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your Comment Game prize.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Love this card Sue very elegant. Congrats to all winners too.
So glad everyone had a good time at Ally Pally, lots of happy stories.
Norah, what a joy to move back to your childhood home once you have got it sorted. It will be so good for you.
Hope everyone is well and loads of hugs all round

C said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
WOW another stunner!! really like the calypso gilding flakes, very autumnal....

I hope you can take it easy after your marathon craft in weekend. I had great fun at Ally Pally.but needed a lie down when I got home LOL!!

Sandra will catch up with you this week xx...

have a good day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, Another lovely card today, Autumn colours! Love the Hi Low technique and will definitely be trying it out! Congratulations to all the winners and now maybe time for a little rest Sue, to catch your breath, it's been a very busy time for you. Regards to all, Linda.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card and a WOW flower Sue. Love it.x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
I hope you will have a good rest now. Todays card is lovely, congrats to all the winners. Sue I tried this technique with CE Ebony ice, boy was it lovely so shiny, but it was everywhere lol.Take care all Kitty.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes. Stunning card today Sue using the hi low technique, another for me to try....gosh my to do list is getting longer, I will have to catch up a bit.

It was so wonderful to see you again yesterday at Ally Pally as well as lots of Wilsonettes, it was amazing, and you were so helpful with regards to the problem I had with the shimmer powder and the reason why it wasn't sticking properly, thank you so much.

Congratulations to the winners I know you enjoy your lovely prize.

Try and take it easy Sue and rest up a bit....have some Sue time......... as you have really been busy this past week what with your C&C shows and then Ally Pally and that is without all the other stuff you do and all the preparations for them.

Stay safe, healthy and happy everyone, hugs June Smith xxx

julie laz said...

Lovely sue just lovely, crafty hugs Julie xxxx

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, absolutely love it all - esp. the fab rose. Ploughing through the C cards at the moment and am on a roll but must try this technique soon.
Should think you are pretty exhausted with all that chatting, never mind the work bit! Can't imagine you 'putting your feet up' but hope you get some down time for a day or two.

'P' in Wales

Norah - oh my, so exciting to be moving back 'home' even if it is some time ahead - see some funny stories coming up! My Mum had lived in her house for 90 years (and her mother before that) so you can imagine clearing that when she left to come to me. In the end, had to leave a lot of it to a house clearance firm, and pay them too!

Vick said...

Good Monday Morning Sue,

Oh what a gorgeous card, I love the warm autumnal colours too, the stickpin is stunning as so is the flower. I hope you had a good weekend at Ally Pally and hope my friend June said hello to you on my account, hugs, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Glad you had a fun but tiring time at Ally Pally.
The card reminds me of the colours of the trees at this time of year, and its stunning.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Norah how lovely to be able to go back and live in your childhood home big hugs to you, Rory and all the family x x x x
Gentle hugs to Leo and Skylar x x x
Love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes and a happy Monday hope you all have a lovely day.
I have managed to cut and emboss enough bits to make 10 christmas cards managed to put one together so when hands ease will try and put the rest togeter this week, also not entirely sure how it happened but the mosaic poinsettis dies where bought on line yesterday I was only looking (wink wink) so can't wait for them to arrive
Steph have a great time on holiday and hope you have fun in the craft shop, I went to our local shopping centre and found our craft shop has closed so now for the odd craft item I can go to Wilko but for the main items its a trip across the town to Hobbycraft or a shorter trip to The Range but as I need take the car its not always easy I could walk to the local one.
To all who are ill or feeling under the weather I send get well wishes and big healing hugs x x x
Happy crafting everyone
Love Tina x x x x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card, the black and the gilding flakes are wonderful together. Love the flower too, it is on my to try list. Have a great day and relax. Congrats to the winners. Bx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is another stunning card. Love doing this technique but never tried it with the black another one to try my list keeps getting longer but once i have finished my christmas cards i will do all on my list promise lol. Hope you get sometime to catch your breath before you have to start all over again.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Heather Rogers said...

What a lovely bright start to the week. Beautiful!

Enjoy your rest before Colmans!

Congratulations to the winners

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the technique must tracy this out congratulations to the winners thankyou tracyw x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Love the card. Glad you had a good time at Ally Pally. Hope you can take time to rest.

Love, Roz.x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
This is an elegant card
Pat x

barry and jay said...

Morning Sue
meeting you was the biggest highlight for me and my partner. Thank you for all your help and advice. You are a MASSIVE inspiration for us and we just love everything you do.
Love todays card and cant wait to start making lots of cards using all your goodies we brought.
Thank you again
Barry & Jay

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Here goes post no2 - no1 seems to have disappeared into cyberspace! Love the card, especially how the flower matches the gilding flakes. Hope you take some time to rest now Sue.
Norah - how wonderful that you are going to move into your childhood home, the hard work getting it ready will be worth it.
Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I bought the midnight snow from SET in Haverfordwest when you were demoing there and its so pretty in real life. I love today's rose and amazing stick pin, I must try using the midnight snow on black card.
You must be shattered because it's been non stop for you lately so make sure you get some 'YOU TIME'. Can't wait to see the photos.
Norah how exciting to be moving into your childhood home.
Special hugs to Myra P, Yorkielass, Tinkerbell, Cheryl, Lynne and hubby and anyone who needs one.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card - love it - nice to hear you met lots of Wilsonettes and had a good time at AP - take a break and recharge those batteries! Dont know how -you do what you do! Think we should call you Duracell Sue - you just keep going and going -(other battery brands are available...) Happy Monday all
Clare W

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very striking card. Love the techniques used. The flower is stunning! Thanks for sharing. Have a well earned rest now!
Glad you all enjoyed Ally Pally.
Congrats to the winners.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Love the background die, and I really must get me some gilding flakes - the more cards of yours I see with them on, the more I want to get some and have a go myself :-) So glad you had a great time at Ally Pally. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Super card. The gilding flakes are fabulous.
Congrats to my blog chums Jacquie and Val and the other prize winners.
Have a well deserved rest today!
Ang x

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card-as someone said earlier, very autumnal colours.

Congrats to all the winners.


Breezes said...

Another stunner ! What a fabulous textured look and great colours ! thunder and lightning here in Portugal so I can stay in and play with my Austrian background die.

Well done to all the winners !

Hugs, Rose xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I just love everything about it. I am not surprised you are so tired you work so hard I do hope you can get some rest now. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, great card today. I just love the flower and colour. Please try and have a rest before you are up and running again. I am so pleased Ally Pally went well.

Love Rosemarie xx

sonja_w said...

A Simply gorgeous card. Love it x

Anonymous said...

Glad all went well at the weekend, Sue.
This technique is so effective.

Anne (Northampton)

Eemeli said...

Gorgeous. Stunning color therapy and that flower is my favorite!! Fantastic
overall. Hope you had had a good Monday so far and will have a great new

Hugs from Finland,

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, hope you are still sleeping as I add my comment, as you've had the most incredible busy time since landing back in the UK, bet you cant even remember that day, your feet touched the ground faster than the plane wheels on tarmac !
I have read a few comments and seen a few pictures re AP and an email from a really chuffed Wilsonette who took her daughter - you really are a special person Sue xx

Todays card suits the morning (so far) autuminal, all the leaves are falling now, and the guilding flakes just pick up the season so well. Although I feel it may send me into a panic lol you seem to be posting quite a few 'panic type' cards this past week lol it's beautiful though, a real Sue Wilson wonder card.
Off to Wales later with an extreamly vocal dog that sings and shouts and screams with anticipation !!! Still, id rather have that than see her cower to the ground when we take a shoe/ slipper of thinking she's going to get beaten with it ! Poor little dog, anyway, she's off for a lovely 4 days of fun on the sand (God willing) and I'll have my flowers to make should we be lacking in sun !
To my dear lovely special friends, please let the day be kind to you.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card with several different techniques. Must try to make a rose using this technique.

Jill Berg said...

Love the rose it is such a beautiful colour

Virginia Davey said...

Morning like the card the glitter flakes look lovely behind the die. Really like the card.

Joanna Dickson said...

Put your feet up today Sue if you can.
I love this card and technique. Lucky for me I have this background and was going to try it out after seeing Saturdays post.
Love to everyone
Jo xx

Aspiring crafter said...

A striking card Sue!
Make sure you put your tootsies up a bit today !!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very striking card and I love the rose and the colour. You must be absolutely exhausted if Sunday was anything like Saturday - have a very restful day as you certainly deserve it. Best wishes

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, perfect for this quite autumnal morning, the colours are all around my garden this morning. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, as others have said today...very striking, love it! Glad Ally Pally went well, missed coming this time, but April will soon be here! Hugs Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Congratulations to all the very lucky Winners, enjoy your goodies.
A fabulous card, great colours, and fabulous close-up piccies.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the rich tones in the building flakes and the rust flower reminds me of the chrysanthemums that will adorn my neighbours gardens soon.
Donna Jones

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue such a beautiful golden autumnal card it's gorgeous. I love these colours, they are so rich and the flower is beautiful. Sure everyone who met up at Ally Pally had a wonderful time especially if they got to see you. I hope you can at least take time to rest a bit, you must be exhausted. Congratulations to all the winners x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunning just love it
The flower is beautiful.
Off on holiday tomorrow so no comments for 2 weeks.
Carol x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so striking love the flower and stick pin.
Hope you are having a rest after such a hectic weekend.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Many thanks for picking out my name in the comments game. So thrilled.
Love todays card and I really must have a go at this technique as i have all the goodies needed to make one.
Have a rest today.
Love Val in Spain x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Didn't get to Ally Pally this time unfortunately. Gorgeous Sutumnal shades today

Diane said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card today, I love the colour of those gilding flakes and how you have created the flower - yes chrysanthemums spring to my mind too. The black and gilding flakes are really dramatic together. Hope you can have a rest today and recharge your batteries. Take care love Diane xxxx

Hope everyone going on holiday has a wonderful time. It's chilly out there this morning but the sun is out xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, hope you manage to get some well earned rest after such a busy weekend. Lovely card again today. Congratulations to all the winners. Love Jean xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
So pleased the week-end went well and that many of my Wilsonette Sisters managed to get to you. Hope that now you can have some R&R this week.
I'm afraid that again within two days I'm having to say that today's gift is not doing it for me. It is the same reasoning as Saturday of there being too much black and it being on the dark side. I appreciate the techniques you have used it's just the colours. Sorry.

Steph - have a safe journey today. So who is going to be more excited on the way you or your beautiful little baby? Hoping your flowers come back in the same state they go in which means you have had sunshine all the way.
Lynne - thinking of you both - take care.
Norah - What a fantastic thing for you and yours to move into your childhood home. You must have just had a little lapse and forgotten that men are always children whatever age they are. Never mind it will give him something to think about and keep him out of your hair (lol). It's more than lovely to have you back. Just take care. Hope Rory has a good time in Collage today.
Sandra - so pleased you had a good time and met up with some of our Sisters. Hoping you can have a little R&R after the busy week-end you had.

Very Autumnal this morning and on the somewhat chilly side. CRAFTING day today Yehhhhhhhhhhh and the first testing of the new table. Hoping Mr Tesco arrives at the beginning of his hour so then no distractions.
To all who are feeling under 100% take things easy today to everyone take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Love this card. The gilding flakes are such a lovely rich colour. Going to try this technique today. Hope you can have a rest today. Hugs Heather.x Congrats to the card winners.

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, so lovely to see u yesterday at ally pally, you didn't seem to stop all day! I was with my friend Nicola, she helped you with yr phone, hope it's stopped giggeling now haha thank for for all yr inspirations, love the card today also, kind regards, Janet k xx

Brooke b said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card.

Pam said...

Steph have a wonderful time with Mr L and your doggie. My daughters boxer came from a home where he wasn't beaten but thrown out in the garden from early morning till late at night and just ignored because his owner got a new small dog. Buster is now thriving in his new family, he is well loved and is such a beautiful Boxer. Take care Steph xx
Carol, enjoy your holiday xx

gwen70 said...

Such a stunner Sue, beautiful colours

DMJ said...

What a stunning card!!! love the colours,

Doreen x

karenlotty said...

Love the card and don't be too critical about eyesight etc Who is going to scrutinise the card that close up but you yourself But then we all do that of our own work I make a card at times thinking it's perfect, walk away and then go back to it and see that it's wonky! I've done this technique with gilding flakes and micro beads I must try with the "glitters"

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely autumnal colours, I love the Calypso flakes,I got the last pot from my local shop thank goodness, as they now seem to come in packets. Sounds like you all had a good weekend at AP. I have been very agitated all weekend not being able to get this time, hopefully will see you all next time. SueL x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I'm not surprised you are wiped out, you have been so busy. I am glad that you had a great time, just like those of us that were able to visit you did : )
Todays card is another stunner with the beautiful background die, the flower and stick pins are gorgeous too.
Congratulations to all of the the lucky winners : )
Norah, how lovely to hear that you will be moving back into your Mum's home. It sounds wonderful : ) (Lots of us have that extra child, know how you feel!)
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.

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,

I'm not a lover of the dark colours but I always feel they would look so much better if I saw them in person. The flower looks very real, I'd love to see you use that technique sometime. Hope you are able to get some rest today Sue.

Hugs Alice xx

Kate's Cards said...


Chris Curry said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely autumn colours on this card. I especially like the flower. Hope you recover soon from your busy weekend, one day as a shopper is tiring so two days on the stand must be exhausting. Xx

Gail said...

Stunning card - stunning colour combo - stunning flower xx I think this card is stunning!!! xx GailT xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I'm with Janet (Ecco) on this one! It's the black thing again! Just when I think I'm being converted this happens! I love the technique but I'd have to do it on different card. Hope you can now have a rest , you must be shattered! Glad you got to meet a lot of your blog family at Ally Pally.
Steph have a great time. Janet enjoy your day crafting at your lovely new table. Norah, don't tire yourself out clearing out your Mum's house, it will be an emotional journey for you. I spent 4 days in my Mam's attic after she died clearing everything out - there was stuff from when my parents first met, wedding, war photos, my baby blanket, toys, dolls, school reports etc . I was an emotional wreck but it was lovely to remember happy times! Lynne hope you are both feeling better and that hubby gets results soon and that it's good news. Thinking of you both. Have a good day everyone. Love to Lynne, Lyndsey,Maureen,Yorkielass, Wheely, Myra,Tres,Sandra,,Janet, Cameeli,Pam,Steph, Norah and everyone I've missed! Love and hugs Alison xxx

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lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunner, love the calypso gilding flakes. I only got this die last week so have used it very much as yet, but it's so beautiful when cut. Not surprised you are tired, hope you manage to a get a rest today. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and the flower s gorgeous love Jean Z xxx

Glennis said...

Congrats to the lucky winners. Love the card today - so elegant!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Wow another striling those colours. I do hope you get chance to rest a while now as you've had such a busy time since you arrived back need to rest missus!
Norah how lovely to be able to move back into your childhood home.It must hold so many memories for you and once you move it eill hold many more.
Steph have a lovely time in Prestatyn and don't spend too much in that lovely craft shop.
Pam hugs to you and Robbie and hope things are getting better.
So pleased those of you who went to AP had alovely time and got to meet your craft mentor....the lovely Sue of course!!
Hugs to all who need them and may your days soon be alot brighter.

Love Sheila xx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

So pleased to read that AP went well - any chance you will be at the NEC in November? As for today's card it's stunning (as always). Congratulations to all of today's winners amd, Sue I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
A lovely card, although I am not a lover of black. I will certainly give this card a try using a different colour.
Evis McCarthy.

June Horrocks said...

Beautiful card sue I love it hope you can rest today congrats to the winners love to all June xxxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Good morning Sue and ladies, must try this technique I have the beautiful Italian background to try it out on.

Sue you looked lovely yesterday and didn't even look tired! What's the secret? I feel jet lagged after our whirlwind trip to London.
Thank you for the bow you gave my little girl she wants to display it on her notice board in her craft room!
Have a rest if you can!

Norah, how nice yo move back home. Would love to go back to our family home and see what it is like these days. Often thought if it came up for sale I would go for a nosy!

Steph, gilding flakes and sticky paper font get in a spin!

Love to you all xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, very autumnal looking.
Congrats to today's winners.
Take care, everyone, Jess x

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue.
The colours of this card are amazing. One could imagine warming ones toes and roasting marshmallows by it! The flower is to die for! Caz x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the gilding flakes and the matching flower. Hope you can relax now and enjoy the success of your new dies and embossing folders. Glad everyone had a great time at ally pally and would love to see some photos
Congratulations to all the winners
Norah, how lovely that you're all going to move into your mums house, delighted for you
Steph have a lovely holiday hope the sun shines
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

auscrafts said...

Another stunner

Marianna Hammer said...

I always like the high-low technic, and this one is very nice. The black snow however looks a bit strange. Not like iced snow or microbeads at all. But lovely card.

Susan White said...

Hi Sue - I'm sure you must be exhausted but glad you had such a good time! Love the flower on this card - must have a go at this when I have some time. Congrats to all the winners from last week, Susan x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card! It is just gorgeous. I love the bow , will need to try that - with fire extinguisher at the ready! Lol.
Lovely to read everyone's stories of Ally Pally! I just had to check in because of that. I think it's called being nosey - but Im calling it being interested!
Sue, not in the least surprised that you are tired. The heat, being constantly on your feet never mind chatting and demonstrating. Have a lovely soak and then a rest today!
Norah - lovely to hear about your intended move even if it will be a wee while yet. Lovely memories. I think it was Janet and Alison who mentioned emptying their Mum's house. It was all the photos that got to me when I did that - all the cards that had been kept and things I had made down to my first piece of embroidery! Now someone will have to remove it from my home! Lol! Don't overdo things, young lady! X
Congratulations to all the winners.
Barbiepinkfairy - so pleased you and your daughter had a lovely day.great she has a lovely memento.
Love to all my friends .
Going out now to have a walk and a coffee and people watch! Glorious sunny day. Hope the Portuguese rain doesn't come here! Forgot my umbrella!
Love Myra

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue and love the flower...have a nice day and happy crafting ... x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card even though there is a lot of black! The ribbon rose is gorgeous. I have all the ingredients for this one so hopefully will find some time to play when I get back home.

Glad AP went well for you but I am not in the least surprised that you are shattered. Take care of yourself please.

Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your prizes.

Heading off out for the day now but will check back in this evening.

IVY Cheong said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners. I just love this technique in this card. Stunning card, love it.


Ivy ling xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card very elegant
love it. Congrats. to all the lucky
winners. Glad you had a good weekend Sue hope you manage to have a rest or a couple of days.
Nancyd xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Another gorgeous card here again Sue, so beautiful details everywhere.
Big congrats to all the lucky winners here this week. I really look forward to see your pictures later.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Great card I really like it ,hugs sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
What a wonderful surprise this sunny Autumnal morning as I have just found I am one of the lucky winners for last Wednesdays' post. Thank you so much and a Thankyou to all the kind bloggers who have sent Congratulatory messages.
Today's card is so gorgeous, just right for today as I watch the trees just beginning to change colour in the distance.
Hope you manage to slow down this week, Sue and recharge those batteries! You must be exhausted after the busy time you have had recently.
Take care
Lesley S

Lacelady said...

Good morning Sue, it's very hectic at Ally Pally, and I gather it was very hot too, so please have a bit of a rest this week to recover.

Love the card, as usual, and congrats to all the winners (My angel and Peace arrived on Friday and they are stunning. I've already done a Christmas card and a Wedding card!

Lacelady said...

Good morning Sue, it's very hectic at Ally Pally, and I gather it was very hot too, so please have a bit of a rest this week to recover.

Love the card, as usual, and congrats to all the winners (My angel and Peace arrived on Friday and they are stunning. I've already done a Christmas card and a Wedding card!

Lacelady said...

I was also going to ask, would the dies be very much more expensive if they were coated like the Tattered Lace dies?

Theresa Sweetman said...

Lovely card as always Theresa

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card using your hi low technique. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - I love this card it is so elegant. Congrats to the lucky winners.
Sue you must be exhausted after your hectic weekend and from reading the comments on your blog everyone had a fantastic time.
Norah what an adventure you are going on there will be so many memories to share with your children.
Hope everyone has a good day and take care all Helen K xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Love the gilding flakes, beautiful card. The flower, bow and stick pin are fabulous, can't wait to get back on my feet and play again

Muriel x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,I hope Sue you recharge your batteries ,and take a rest.I love the card,those flakes are super ,and the colour of the flakes,make it.
Congrats to the winners.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, love this stunning card and that technique. I have used similar for some of my Christmas Cards using the Poinsettia Die.
Loving the Rose absolutely beautiful.
Have a good day, hope you manage time to draw breath.


Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card, try and put your feet up before the exhibition.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card with a lovely flower.

weefortune said...

Lovely Card Sue, Glad you enjoyed the weeken Hugs Elaine x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, the technique you have used is so effective and makes for a stunning card though I think the congratulations should go to you and all the Creative Expressions team for all the hard work at Ally Pally!! love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card. Very beautiful. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Florence Crawford said...

Gorgeous, love the colours, and the flower".........must try that, though I think it might take a great deal of practice.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is soooo elegant and love this technique, the results are so rich and opulent. So glad that a good time was had by all at Ally Pally, lots of happy Wilsonettes, love the stories. Sue you deserve some you time now, enjoy the rest of your day.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Pam gentle hugs to you and Robbie, hope Sue's card arrives soon.
Norah a warm welcome back, what a joy to be moving back to you childhood home, so many happy memories to share with your children and new one to make. thinking of you special lady, love and gentle hugs to you and Rory.
Craftynanna that was so scary for you, thinking of you and hope that your husband is improving, gentle hugs to you both.
Cheryl B stay strong, we are all with you, gentle hugs.
Lynne M hope that you and your husband are improving, gentle hugs to you both and Tilly and Cully.
Steph and Mr L enjoy your break, Cassie will love it, and a fab time at the craft shop.
Special hugs to Tine E and Claire, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Myra P, Maureen K, Cameeli, Lindsay, Magpie, Sandra, Mrs B, Wheely Bad and Billy, Alimecca and Aunt, Ita, Tres, Brenda L, Tandy, Heather T, Helen K, Meg and babies Leo and Skylar, Janet Echo, P in Wales, Angela W, Maria A, and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Hope you are at home today and relaxing after a very busy weekend.
Your card is beautiful and very elegant love your technique
I made a big MISTAKE with the sticky sheets instead of putting onto my card i put it on my die and cant get it off i tried soaking it in soapy water which didn't work so put it in the freezer which made it worse but a friend said to try the remover stuff for stickyness - cant remember the name- hopefully that will help. I must take better notice in the future when working with the sticky sheets
Take care Sue
Hazel G XX
PS congrats to all the lucky winners xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

How lucky! have to make a congrats card today, and will use some ideas from this.

CraftyJo said...

Great technique, thanks for all the details :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The black and gold is very striking.
Hope you have a good rest after the weekend.
Veronique L

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue, Just love this card today. I have just purchased this lovely die and now I am going to play. Beryl xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I haven't got the midnight snow, but use nebula and midnight ice - both are stunning on black card. Will definitely try this with the gilding flakes.
the card is another stunner, LOVE that rose and the stick pins and of course, the die. Truly elegant.
Good to hear that you were able to meet even more of your fans than usual, one of these days I'll be there, too.
Hugs, Rose

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

So, so elegant. Thank you.

Congrats to all the lucky winners.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Maxine T said...

Sue you just keep them coming, this is beautiful, I love the colours, it looks like fall. I am still watching my mail box to see my card, when it arrives I will let you know, I am so excited to see it. I looked up the Canadian website to find your dies and I am ordering some, thanks for that information. Maxine T

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Superb card especially the big bow.
Ally Pally was brilliant so thank you and all the team.
Lorna D

Vie Carter said...

It was really lovely to see you again yesterday Sue, and the daisy die is just so easy to cut, I came home from the show and made about 30 flowers all doubles!

Have to play straight away with my new toy

Great card today and congrats to the very lucky winners


ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I love the gilding flakes colour as the black truly makes them stand out. Not sure about the black snow as I expected it to be glittery.
It's time now to put your feet up for a day to recoup. Thank you for being so nice and kind to everyone.
X Ros

Deborah Artliff said...

Good afternoon all hope you all are well and Sue wow you've brought us the most fantastic card I really like this technique its brilliant.
Take care Sue xx

Debs A. Xxx

terrie said...

What a stunning card...
The color is just awesome..
Well done Sue!

Txcowgirl said...

Love it, everything you do is so unique. I have watched your videos about using the flakes, and want to try this. Hard to find in the USA.

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and my Wilsonette Angels,
Now Sue please don't faint but the black of this card shows off the gilding flakes beautifully and the rust coloured ribbon flower is just the finishing touch. This is such a beautiful card in the black but the gilding flakes are just the piste de resistance as it reminds of the flames of a real fire in the colours. Glad that you had such a great time at the Ally Pally, but there again i think you always do when you know that your blog family are coming to see you. I do hope though that you at least take today off to recover from the last fortnight of hard work.
Crikey "P" in Wales, it's bad enough that they normally give you pittence, but to charge you for goods that they are going to make out of you is a bit off. I would have loved a look around your mum's house as the memories and nick nacks gotten over the years would have really intrigued me. I love old things as they had character and a life behind them, but hubby sees it as rubbish. Mum has a pair of Wally Dugs that one is cracked and glued together but i can remember when that happened and what she did to the poor man who forgot to tell her the detonators were going off at the quarry. Suffice to say he never ever forgot to let her know again. Campbell can't see the need for them because one is glued, but for me that is a hilarious memory of when i was younger. I was always the china and silly knick knacks person because i would stare at them for hours or play with the whatever i could be trusted with or the brasses. It will take time for me to get the house to be our home instead of my old home but it will be loved just as much.
From a beautiful day here in Glenochil with the sun shining and the hills showing off all their beauty including the AYE letters that some panda has made out of white bed sheets and hung them off the cliff face. To all my friends on holiday i hope you are having a wonderful time wherever you may have went. To my friends who are down, ill or looking after someone whose is ill i wish a speedy recovery to them including the biggest of our children that we inherited by marrying them we need you back on the up again and this i hope soon. Sending hugs to everyone of the special friends that are on this blog with love surrounding them,
Love and crafty hugs
Well done to all last weeks winners as i know you will enjoy your prize when it arrives. To Alison's wee girl i am so glad you had a lovely day at the craft show and to receive such a special gift to put in your own "craft room" from Sue. have fun wee one creating x

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
A gilding flake winner. Black or white it doesn't seem to matter the cards are always stunning. Glad everyone had a good weekend at AP. Congrats to all the winners, enjoy your gifts. Best wishes and hugs to all in need.
Vanessa x

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Very pretty card. Just love those Calypso guilding flakes, just gorgeous on a card. Love that flower too.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Well your card is another brilliant example of your unstoppable talent
It is stunning and we are getting to that time of year that brings up all those wonderful colours
I adore it.
Glad you had the opportunity to talk to my friend JuneSmith she said that she passed on my hug and best wishes
Have a great day
Love Theresa xx

Theresa said...

Forgot to say congratulations to all you lucky winners.
Have a good one folks. Tx

Jane said...

Love today's card rich and opulent.

Jane xx

Lesley Cann said...

Glad that you had a good weekend at AP.
Love the rich colours on this card.

Susi Mortimer said...

Afternoon Sue,
This card is lovely.Glad everyone had a good time at Ally Pally. Hope you will be able to rest up now for a while Sue.
Congrats to all the winners. Have a nice day all. Susi x

Pearl said...

Love the card today Sue, so rich looking.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, Black with Bronze and Gold looks so rich and opulent, I really love this one.
Not surprised you're feeling tired today if Sunday was anything like Saturday - I'm surprised you can still even stand..........I'm still enjoying the memories of meeting you and others from this lovely family, Sandra, Pat, Mrs B and the lovely Paul. Sorry Cameeli I think I was behind you in one of the queues at Rubberneckers stand but I didn't like to be pushy as I wasn't sure! Lynda sorry we didn't meet maybe next time.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners enjoy your prize.
Sue hope you have the time to have a lovely rest, you certainly deserve one.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Norah it warms my heart to see you blog and read your message. How lovely to move back to your family home, it will soon get to feel like 'your home' I'm sure, even if you've have some got some hoops to jump through before then.
Barbiepinkfairy, so pleased you and your daughter enjoyed AP and she got her own special gift from Sue.

Janet, be careful with that new table don't go dropping anything heavy on it!!!!!!!!!!

Steph, enjoy your time in Wales I hope this warm weather continues for you LOL

Big hugs to everyone who needs them, take care.

Jacquie said...

Stunning Sue, absolutely stunning! Wow! Love the Autumn colours in this one and that flower is fabulous, have you showed that in one of your videos as it would be great to see.

Yippee I won Wednesdays giveaway THANK YOU.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Janice K said...

A rich, opulent design, beautiful.x

SHARICA said...

Cool Card .. xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours in this card and the flower you created.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue and crafty crew
Love this card. Love those gilding flakes. My hubby demanded to see them in use as mines been stuck in the cupboard after my last disaster so we watched one of ur shows that was recorded an he says u make it look do easy and effortless. So I got them out an of course they floated everywhere. Needless to say I'd had a wee drinkie at the time and my friend wanted to se a card getting made so it was funny lol

Love to all
Tracy from killie xx

Anonymous said...

From Magizzy...

Such a lovely card, I love the idea of 'caramelising' the ribbon!!
Thank you Sue, as always, for your inspiration.

Magizzy x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Today's card is beautiful !! I don't really like too much black but I think the gilding flakes and midnight snow glitter make this card look amazing !! The Austrian background die looks fab and is on my long wish list. I love your stick pin and ribbon flower to.
I am so glad Alley Palley went so well for you, and that lots of Wilsonettes had a lovely crafty weekend. I hope you will have a rest now and put your feet up for a while. Lots of love and special hugs to you Sue love from Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of today's winners. Love Tres x x x
Norah, Great news that you are moving back to the house where you spent your childhood. Thinking of you all every day. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

To all the wonderful Wilsonettes, I hope everyone had a good day today. Sending lots of love to you all from Tres x x x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card love the gilding flakes with the black very luxurious.
crafty hugs Helen xxx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! This is so beautiful Sue. I love the black with the gilding flakes, it just looks stunningly autumny. Love the colour and style of the flower too, along with the pin. It's another "wow" from me! xx I'm so glad that you'vehad a great time and have met even more of our family of Wilsonettes! You are such a lovely lady Sue so it comes as no surprise that you gave Barbypinkfairy's daughter a bow. It's made a little girl happy and now, no doubt, someone who will follow in your footsteps and do the same kindness to someone too! I hope you are managing to have a bit of a rest Sue. We don't want you to burn yourself out....I liked what Claire said though about calling you Duracell Sue! It's spot on and we'd love some of the energy that you have Sue! Lol! xx Sending you and your family love and hugs xx Sending love and hugs to Norah, it's nice to keep things that hold a place in your heart and lovely to see that it makes you laugh over the detenator man and your mum. These are priceless treasures and memories that no-one can take away from you xx You can't put a price on a smile xx Lynne, Yorkielass, Lynda, Lyndsey, Wheelybad, Cheryl, Sandra, Pam, Steph and Carole enjoy your holiday! Sending love and hugs to all our wilsonettes who need one today xx congratulations to the winners! Wonderful! You'll love your prizes! Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx fingers crossed this works as the other essay didn't.....:) xx

cr@fty said...

Oops! So sorryI forgot to congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue and congrats to all the winners xx hazel

Margaret corgi owner said...

good evening Sue and everyone
A really beautiful card with colours to match the autumnal colours we have at present. So rich and elegant and that rose is quite simply stunning!
I hope you are having a wonderfully relaxing day today Sue, you have really earned it. Please just sit back with your feet up and reflect on your wonderful weekend and all the special pleasure you have given everyone.

Delighted that everyone who attended Ally Pally had a super time, you lucky people!

Norah they say a house is built of walls and beams,but a home is built of love and dreams, yours will be a truly wonderful home as you will have fantastic memories too, so pleased for you sweetheart.

Warm wishes and hugs to all who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Well, glad you have had a lovely weekend - all I can say is that we survived! No damages and no unaccounted bodies at the 18th birthday party and not too much clearing up. Love this card and wonderful flower. It's a treat to get back to normal and take an interest in blog land again. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Jane Franklin said...

I love this card with the gilding flakes the effect is stunning. Must use them more. I have just used the midnight glitter on another card just to try it out, unusual but fab effect. Hope you can have a rest now Sue. Thanks for your hard work. Luv to all jax

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, I'm glad you had a good weekend and congratulations to last week's winners.
I love the Midnight Snow! Sadly, I still can't seem to get my head around how to get this technique to work...I think a video is most definitely needed to help stop me from being so stupid!! As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Theresa Pace said...

looks ace Sue. glad you had a fab show at ally pally and it was lovely to see you again hugs xx

Laura O said...

love the card ,glad you had a great time over the weekend .Well done to the winners .Laura O

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another really fab designed card.
Just love this very fab technique.
Your beautiful flower is amazing.
love it.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous with the gilding flakes.
Congrats to all the lucky winners.

janet said...

Glad you can put your feet up at last! Congrats to all the winners -maybe next week my name will be there......

Love the colour of the gilding flakes. They'd be good for Christmas use,
Hugs Janet in Kent

GeeBee88 said...

Great card today Sue, so striking and elegant. Visiting your blog at the end of the day is so relaxing after a hectic day! Gx

Jackie Meechan said...

Congratulations to all the winners. Sue love this card colours are so vibrant. Would love to have gone to ally pally but too far away for me.

Delilah64 said...

I had a great time at Ally Pally and it was great to chat with you. I hope you're already making use of your newly discovered iPhone skills :-)

Nicola x

Kathy Krug said...

I just discovered that you had a blog. I have been watching your You Tube demonstrations for a a few months and I have learned so much. your cards are fabulous. this particular card has so much texture and dimension. I just love it. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Darlene4527 said...

Congrats to the winners...another beautiful card Sue. Love the fall colors.

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi, Sue
You made my day because you made me a winner. Love the fall colors this is a great card . Love the gilding flakes they have become one of my favorite things to use on cards.Thanks !! :)

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue, I've yet to try this technique. Love the gorgeous flower and the stick pins.
Lovely that you got to meet so many Wilsonettes again, including June :-)

Congrats to all the lucky winners and hugs to all,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

America said...

Gorgeous techniques and fab results. Stunning color combo. Love it.

Sparrow said...

Midnight Snow - I was not aware of this product until today - interesting. I have some iced snow but not got round to playing with it yet.

Kali Dass said...

awesome work how this art designed

this only done by perfect artists ......................
Taxis Kingcross

nzillingworth said...


Hannah A. said...

This card is amazing. So Autumnal. I'd love to create something similar. I also love that you create larger cards- I don't see many bloggers doing that. I thought I was on my own making 8x8 size cards! x