Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  I have a birthday card for today's card giveaway!  The background was created using the letterpress technique where I inked up my Rows of Bows Pinpoint embossing folder with a Clear Perfect Medium pad.  I used milk card inside the inked folder and ran it through my Grand Calibur to transfer the ink to the card.  Once embossed, I dusted it with Enchanted Gold mica powder.  While it is difficult to see in the large pictures, you will be able to see the soft shimmer in one of the close ups below very nicely.  I love this technique as it just adds a very soft detail to your backgrounds without taking over.  I used my California Collection Decorative Frames Set B to cut a frame out of black card.  I mounted it up on foam for the focal element.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Justrite die called the Vintage Filligree Layer die by Becca Feeken.  This die cuts out both the decorative outer frame and the inside piece where the sentiment was stamped.  I mounted the decorative piece vertically across my frame and then added my sentiment across the centre.  A border from the California Collection was cut out of black card and glued across the bottom of the card.  I embellished it with a chalk seam binding messy bow adorned with a Classic Rose made of soft gold card.  I put together two matching stick pins to finish off the bow embellishment.  The card was completed with a bit of matting with gold and black and a double milk mat with a pierced inner layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 9 1/4" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like to be entered in the drawing to win this one.  Check back for the winner's name on the Saturday morning post.  All for now, Sue x


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Pam said...

Hello Sue and everyone, love today's card, so pretty. Like a garter.
Norah hope you are feeling a bit stronger today. Wheelybad, sorry you haven't been well, please take care, you mustn't overdo it. Sandra, hope we have persuaded you to give the acupuncture a go.
Steph, your injection seems to have finally kicked in, you seem brighter these days, so glad for you.
I did get an email read out yesterday but not lucky in draw from cup lol x
Hugs all round lovely people especially the three little men, Leo, Sam and Rory xxx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue,and all the crafty crew!!

This is a very pretty card, and really loving the filigree and classic rose. and just another one to add to my list to attempt!! Thanks for sharing.

Great video for the die re-registration yesterday, I finally got to see it before flopping into bed!!

Sandra, I hope you are feeling more comfortable today, sending you a Cameeli cuddle xx

Cameeli xx

Heather Rogers said...

Lovely Sue so subtle the mica powder it gives it a lovely sheen to the card.
Have a great day.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, oh Sue this card is gorgeous, I know I say every day that the cards are wonderful but that is because they truly are, I agree that the first picture you cannot see the shimmer but the close ups you can really see the shine of them, I keep saying I am going to try this technique, I will let you know how I get on. You embossing always comes out so sharp and crisp. I have sent off for some of the coconut white card that you use so I am going to have a go with this when it arrives. I hope everyone has a great day either crafting or whatever you are doing. I am off to my Wednesday craft club morning, so looking forward to it, we have a really great bunch of ladies it is a joy to be there. I also so enjoyed Julie on C&C yesterday, and you were mentioned a few times which is lovely. How is the physio going Pam?. Have a safe, healthy and happy day everyone, hugs June Smith xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely card today, very pretty. I have the California Decorative Frames Set B and they are all beautiful,(am saving up to get the rest of that collection but have just given in and bought your Pine Bough:) from JS as it is perfect for my Christmas cards that I must start making!) Beccas Filligree die is pretty too. I love the whole card.
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra-yes that's a deal:) Please listen to the other Wilsonettes, you have nothing to lose, to Pat and my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a very classy and elegant card, would love to be the proud owner, everything about it ticks all the boxes for me. Bx

Anonymous said...

A really great card today, Sue, all my favourite things - colours, dies, EF, piercing, bow, rose and stick pins. What more could you want?? Oh yes, a hint of shimmer, too!! Love it.

'P' in Wales

Linda28 said...

Love the card today Sue. The Mica powder is so subtle, I have just bought some so must try this method. The Californian die matches so well with the Becca Feekin dies. Very very pretty. Have a good day everyone. Linda.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A very elegant card, I would love to win it.Thank you, to all the wilsonettes have a good day. Take care Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Good morning - This is a very elegant and chic card. I'm learning something every day. Helen x

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KP said...

Good morning Sue, another beautiful card today, I do like the background on this one and certainly feel a purchase coming on. I'm enjoying seeing all your christmas cards as I need to start mine, but needing the inspiration, so my eyes are peeled. Have a great day. Yours Karen x

3 September 2014 06:33

Granny Smith said...

This card is stunning, I'm loving black and white at the moment. I thought you had used rows of pearls not embossing for background what a great technique, will have to try it.

Breezes said...

Another stunning card ! Really love the gold shimmer and the rose is beautiful - such lovely finishing touches. The Becca die works so well - oh dear another one I must have ! xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card,the embossing folder is SUEperb!! Mabex

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Morning Pam, Cameeli and Heather and to whoever posts whilst Im tapping away.
I must congratulate you Sue on the photography this morning, they have highlighted the detail of your new EF and the beautiful patterns that are held within your dies when embossed. Becca designs the most delicate dies dont you think ? Of course you do or you wouldnt own so many lol !
This is certainly a W.O.W. ( wonder of Wilson) and how lucky to be picked to receive this card, its beautiful, really beautiful Sue.
Yes Pam thank you for being so lovely, after feeling like I was going to combust and slept 3 days away on and off, the injection has helped imensly which in turn has helped all round. There is nothing like pain to lower one's mood no matter how many masks you wear, unfortunatly, it can still sometimes show. Talking of which, I too hope that you will consider accupuncture Sandra (it wasn't accupuncture that made me feel like Ive said above that was steroid) so please dont panic or worry : )
Nice to read our Cam sounds like 'our Cam' again.
To our Wilsonette mom's or mam's depending where you live lol that are sending their little one's off to school for the 1st time, or Grandma's watching their grandchildren grow into new uniforms, I hope your day goes well and not to lonely for you and that your childs first day goes, or has gone well (barbie - you may miss your daughter, but another year of memories to record ) and longer at our craft haven without having bored children moping lol

To all my lovely special friends, I wish for you a 'good day' rest and potter, and dont overdo things. What's not done today can be done tomorrow ! To any Wilsonettes celebrating birthdays or anniversary's enjoy your day.
Thinking of Tina E.
Hope you are well and happy Sue. Thank you for a stunning card alarm this morning.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
another beautiful card to die for (or better still, to receive)......
I also like to dust with the mica powders, they add to the card but don't jump out at you.
Very elegant, this card.
Must now look at yesterday's and be enchanted all over again.
Hugs, Rose

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card I can try to make myself love the background folder it's a must thank you tracy w x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card love it! - note to self - I must remember to use mica powders more than I do!
Clare W

Rosie said...

I like what you have done with the embossing folder and would love to win this card.

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card. How do you keep coming up with these beautiful cards. Thanks

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies,
What a pretty card. The embossing folder shows really well on this.
Sandra, I've had acupuncture a number of times and have always had relief for a while afterwards. I'm no big fan of needles myself but it's not bad.
I hope everyone has as good a day as possible. xx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
This is a beauty and one to replicate - as I have everything - one to try tonight as I need a break from making C cards!! Robins are piling up waiting to be put on the cards and reindeer too!!! All made with dies or texture paste!
Enjoy your day everyone.
Sheila x

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CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. A very classy card - totally gorgeous! Any little hint as to when to expect the new embossing folder that you gave us a sneaky peak of last month?
Sandra - I hope you have a better day today. Every treatment works differently on each person so only you can decide if you want to give acupuncture a try. My Mum has a crumbling spine and swears by reflexology to help with pain.
Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
What a Truly Beautiful Elegant Card For You To Share With Us Today, I Truly Love The Rows Of Bows Embossing Folder, The Embossing Is So Amazing.
I Love How You've Used The Decorative B Set From The California Collection I Must Admit One Of My Favourites.
Then Also Another Beautiful Die This Time From Becca Feeken I Think You Both Think Alike Coming Up With Awesome Products For Us To Use.
I Love The border Die Also From The California Collection And With Majority Of Your Card Being In Milk Card Except For The Hint Of Soft Gold Card, I Think The Black Makes A Beautiful And Striking Contrast Just Fabulous. I Must Admit At First Look I Thought The Rose Was One Of The Satin Gold Roses, But Reading Through Your Notes It's The Classic Rose From Your Finishing Touches Die Range In Soft Gold Card, It Looks Fabulous And The Wonderful Stick Pins.
Sue Thank You So Much For Sharing, Thank You For Great Tips And Techniques And Thank You For Your Kindness In Offering This Beautiful Card As A Gift For Someone.
Sue On A Personal Note Thank You So Much For Your Inspiration I Truly Appreciate It Thank You So Much.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

This is a really great card Sue.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

Eemeli said...

Gorgeous!! Love the shimmery colors and I think this would make such a wonderful
Christmas card too. Beautiful overall.

Hugs from Finland,

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,,
Love, love, love, this stunning creation.
Everything is just beautiful.
Have a good day

Patricia xxx

Brooke b said...

Gorgeous card was looking for some inspiration for a card and I think you have just provided it. Lovely.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Super card again. Your embossing folder is a beauty.
Have great day.
Ang x

PharmacyMichele said...

This card is stunning, I love the subtle shimmer the mica powder gives it.


Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue, great card , love that Rose!
Super video yesterday.
Have a good day and take care,

Jan Caven said...

Hi sue
Another beauty. I have this folder and I love it but haven't tried letter pressing with it so will give it a go.
Love Jan x x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful elegant card today...I love this embossing folder and how you have added to it with the letterpress idea....haven't got any mica powders but must give them a go as I love the effect.
Pam hope you're leg is feeling a little easier these days and Norah I do hope you're having a better day today.
Lots of hugs coming to those in need of them or you just want one and hope your days get brighter very soon.

Love Sheila xx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
I have been absent for a few days. I sat up in bed at the weekend and promptly fell back over, feeling terrible, sick and the room spinning around and not a drop of alcohol had touched my lips. It was a bad episode of vertigo and I have been usable to do anything, ad soon as I opened my eyes at all I felt so I'll,still I am much better now thank goodness.
This is a stunning card Sue, really striking and would love to win it. I too have been making Christmas cards, but I now have a few birthday cards to make and this one would e lovely to try, if I can stay upright long enough.
Have a good day everyone, stay safe and well, Zi think the sun is going to shine.
Hugs Dawn Searle xxx

Gail said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
Yet again another stunning card, love the background!
Gail Cx

CHERYL brown said...

A very pretty card, the gold shimmer effects softens the black/white combo.
Happy Wednesday greetings to all Wilsonettes, hugs Cheryl xxx

Lilian said...

Hi All, another beautiful card, you are a wonder Sue. Lilian

TDQ Karen said...

Sue, I love hese embossing folders of your and this I a lovely hint of shimmer. Great card xx

Virginia Davey said...

Morning everyone, what an elegant card. This card could be used for so many occasions.

Nanny Jo said...

Good morning,'s card is so pretty, the mica powder gives a subtle sheen. Another 'must try' technique! Jo x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Stunning ... Happy crafting and a have a lovely day ... x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Another beautiful card. I admire your never-ending stream of ideas.

Love, Roz.x

Annie said...

Lovely card Sue, must try the mica touch, the sheen is soft and delicate.
Have a good day everyone
Hugs Annie

Ginnie Rutter said...

Morning Sue
Absolutely love the card today, your dies and embossing folders are ace.
Ginnie x

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue

A very classy, elegant, card this morning and would love to be the proud owner of this one....

Loved the video tut too, TFS xxxx

Maria Illsley said...

A very elegant card love the way the background pops xxx

Sue Dix said...

Good morning Sue, I love this card, it's so pretty. I would so love to win this one, and it's my birthday in a couple of weeks so this would be perfect! Have a really great day!! xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
So elegant, the colours and the open frames work so well to make it delicate. Every morning I can't wait to see your design and every time I am not disappointed. Love it Sue....
Lorna D

DMJ said...

This is a stunning card, must ry that effect,

Doreen x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Gorgeous card today Sue. Love the colours and I just love the ef. I got this one and its beautiful when done not overpowering must try the letter press technique. Have been making christmas cards but time I made something else now. Will have a try at something similar. Thanks again Sue. Hugs Heather.x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue such a lovely card. simple. not over stated but with sheer elegance. Love the finishing touches too, the rose is so beautiful x

Anki J said...

What a lovely card Sue!!
Would be happy to win it and have a closer look at it :)

Happy Creation;)
Anki J - Sweden

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. I do like doing the letterpress technique and your new embossing folders are a must have they are lovely. Jusr bought the new filigree layers dies and they are beautiful so i will give this card a try later. Have a great day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Absolutely love the effect of soft gold and black. The embossing folder will have to go on my wish list. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

Marion Bull said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Beautiful card today and anyone would be happy to receive it. I love the embossing flyer which shows the whole thing off so well. Happy day everyone!
Marion B xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue Wow what a stunning card I love it. The embossing fold is a must have. Sue I must say you have given me so much inspiration I've the last two years. Since I have been following your blog I have used your ideas to make cards for charity. And I've sold every card that I've I will be having ago at one similar to this one. You are one talented lady and I've got all your dies and embossing folders so take care and I'll see you tomorrow.

Debs A xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

WOUW todays card are so beautiful Sue, and definitely one I would just love to win, that´s for sure. It is so elegant and I just love those gorgeous pins, you made for it too.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a wonderful treat for me today - to be met with a beautiful gift is so uplifting.
It looks so simple but is so elegant and certainly has a status.
As you can see arrived back safe and sound but oh feeling so tired and with such a busy week - off to cardio this morning for a check up- I dread to think what they'll think when they see my face! Yes Steph constant pain is certainly a downer and as you say no amount of make-up or put on masks covers it up. You cannot change your eyes and that's where you can see everything hidden or not. Sorry to hear you're not well Norah - please take thinks steady and Sandra give Acupuncture a go.
Short but hopefully sweet this morning as have to be in cardio for 09.30 and I haven't got my legs on yet never mind everything else.
Hope everyone is feeling a bit stronger this morning. Take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow. (hope everything I've said makes sense)
Janet x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous the person who is going to win it is very lucky. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card and although I like the black and white combo, I always worry that my recipients won't like it so I haven't made any yet. I need to make a wedding card soon and I think the embossing folder technique will look lovely on it. Thank you for the inspiration. xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, loving the embossing folder and the way you've laid out the frames too.
Donna Jones

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous Birthday card how lovely to own a beautiful birthday card like this. I have the Becca Feekan die must try this.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Love the letterpress technique and this card shows it beautifully.
Would so love to win it.
Love Val in Spain x

gwen70 said...

Such a pretty card this morning Sue

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Stunning. Very effective and striking.

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful Card! I love the softness of the gold mica and the pretty gold rose, I have the dies and EF so must give this design a try.
Walking group day ,so in a bit of a rush.
Hugs to all xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card, haven't used the mica powder myself yet but wat a lovely look it gives.
Audrey O'Brien, Wicklow, Ireland

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a beautiful birthday card for anyone to receive. I just adore all your new pinpoint embossing folders, they make your layers to card look stunning. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a truly beautiful card. Love this embossing folder and the Becca Feekan die is so pretty. My wish list is getting longer and longer! Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The close-ups are great. I love the letterpress background.
Veronique L

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and everyone, another lovely card, so elegant! Still trying to decide what look to have for my Mum's birthday card (her 84th) so this has given me a few more ideas! Hugs to all Gx

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue and everybody out there. Order has been restored - Pam first then Cameeli - when I joined the blog this was always the case and unfortunately since then life has intervened.
Sue this card is just gorgeous really pretty. I love the filigree and think I can replicate the colouring on the embossing with some gilding wax (maybe).
I hope everyone has a good day. Good luck to all sending little ones off for the first day of school. I can always remember a friend crying on her daughters first day - the reason being her daughter went off happily the 2nd day she cried my friend was fine!!!!!
To all in pain or a dark place I hope you feel better today. Take care all Helen K xx

Denise said...

Hi Sue, another wonderful card. I love the embossing folder and the colour scheme. Can't wait to attempt this when I get back from holiday. Would love to be the lucky recipient. X Denise(mini)

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Wow todays card is a stunner for the giveaway.
I have not been well for a few days I had food poisoning from some rice at the weekend and now back and feeling a lot better and enjoying eating again, and sorry I have not been able to catch up yet on all the posts I have missed.
2 of my Grandsons have started their last year of Primary school, my Granddaughter started full time school and my youngest started her last year at Senior school, and my eldest daughter started as a dinner lady at the primary school she left 20 years ago so a busy week all round.
I am trying to get all my Christmas and birthday cards done so I am ready for the call about my operation on my thumb which could be around December, so when hands play nice I am doing what I can.
Managed to catch some bits of Julia's shows in between doing other jobs.
Gentle hugs for baby Leo and I hope Robbie is continuing to come along with his movements
To all the Wilsonettes I hope you are all well and if not I send big hugs and love to you all.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x x x

nattyboots said...

Just gorgeous Sue ,i love it ,
Elaine H X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card beautiful . love Jean Z xx

karenlotty said...

So pretty I must try this technique I have mica powders and don't use them very much and this looks so effective

Susi Mortimer said...

Oh Sue!! you never disappoint,all your cards are gorgeous especially today's.I just love the subtle hint of colour and the elegance of it. It could grace my Mantle place any day.!Have a good day everyone.
Susi x

Marion said...

Beautiful card and would love to adopt it and give it a good home.
Marion H

Jackie Durrant said...

A beautiful card Sue, really elegant, love from Jackie D

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and I still
love black and white. All the new dies are gorgeous too.
Nancyd xx

Linda Graham said...

Love the card Sue, with your inspiration and products perfect cards, thank you Linda x

Chris Curry said...

Another beautiful card Sue. I love the dies used with the sentiment and it never fails to amaze me how gorgeous the roses turn out, just lovely. Thank you.Xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the soft shimmer on the embossing. Love Jean xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well back off my 3 day break and back to your card stunning love it I have just bought this embossing folder cannot wait for it to arrive, hugs Sarah xx

Jayne S said...

A lovely elegant card Sue.

Jill Berg said...

Oh my goodness what a gorgeous card, the embossing folder gives such a beautiful, delicate pattern.

A stunning birthday card


Joan D said...

Stunning card,and yes these are my colours. Always looks so elegant. Beautiful Sue. Xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A really pretty card I would be honoured to own. This embossing folder is so useful, have not tried it with the letter press technique but on the list to do. My Grandson is back to school tomorrow, so back to early mornings!

Love Rosemarie xx

Crafty Granny said...

Good morning Sue, I love this card especially your pinpoint embossing folder technique.
Love Nicola x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely give away card it's beautiful , love the letterpress technique using your rows of bows the mica shimmer shows up lovely on your great photos , And the filigree dies and beautiful flower add a glamourous finishing touch. Just stunning, thanks Sue hugs to you xxx

Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda and everyone especially those who are feeling fragile and unwell xxxxx

Jean D xxxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunning, and I have stopped sitting on my hands and just bought the Rows and Bows embossing folder
Carol x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, fantastic technique with the perfect medium, EF, and mica powder, really lovely. The flower complements the 'ensemble' perfectly.
Anyone winning this giveaway is very lucky.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning, once again. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

A real beauty this morning. I love this embossing folder. I have this one and it is a stunner.

Done the school run, house seems quiet I shall miss her as she is a good little friend. I will be fed up of the routine by Friday! Got to blitz the house, back to slimming world and get organised now I have some time to myself.

I agree about pain. I am fortunate that despite having a congenital spinal problem I have only had one severe episode of pain that lasted 6 weeks but boy was it exhausting and truly depressing to be limited as o what I could do. That's why I truly admire and find you ladies inspirational when you have chronic health issues.

Love to all xxx

Glennis said...

Amazing card - I love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a fabulous card, I really like the embossed background.
Beverley W

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Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today's card as always, the letterpress
Technique is something I must try, it looks stunning anyone would love to receive a card like this. I love Becky's die, something I need to look into!
Take are everyone, happy crafting, Jess x

Wendy L said...

Quite stunning card, fab design, love the bead pins, as nice as mine LOL

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Love this stunning card, must give the letterpress technique a go, this embossing folder arrived last week and is so beautifully detailed. Thank you for your inspiration, you special lady. Enjoy the rest of your day. Hugs to you and your Mom.
Pam hear your email read out yesterday, take it easy with the physio, gentle hugs to you and Robbie.
Sandra you are having a rough time, bless you, give the acupuncture a go, it really doesn't hurt, gentle hugs.
Janet glad that you are home, hope the cardio goes well, gentle hugs.
Norah hope you are feeling better, massive Yorkshire hugs to you and Rory.
Dawn S and Nanna Tina good to see you back and hope that you are feeling better, gentle hugs.
Wheely Bad sorry you haven't been well, please take care, gentle hugs to you and Billy.
Tina E thinking of you, you special lady, gentle hugs.
Special hugs to Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Steph, Lynne M, Lynda B, Cameeli, Magpie, Lindsay, Myra P, Maureen K, Anne C, happy walking, Ita, Julie and Lee, Mrs B, Brenda L, Helen K, P in Wales, Heather T, TOB Theresa and of course our Sue,
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Another gorgeous card today which anyone , including me,would love to own. I've never tried using my embossing folders in this way but I love the effect on your background. Must give it a go. Enjoy the rest of your day. Hugs Pauline A xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes,
I'm not sure what to think about todays card Sue as the first thing that came to mind was i had never seen such sparse die cuts, i think it was the fact of them having a fragile skeleton look. What it does do though is lightens the look of black, so softens the card to a delicate state. The soft gold that you made your rose with made me think that it was one of those made up roses at first until i looked at the close up shot, as it was only then that i realised it was a Sue rose.
Pam, i hope that you are behaving yourself but that you are regaining more movement and less pain in your ankle.
Sandra, i had some acupuncture done(i am a true needle phobic that passes out when one comes near), the needles are so thin that you can hardly see them. I can honestly say that all bar the one in the top of my foot i never felt(that could be because i was as tight as a drum skin on waiting on these things going in and they were already in, now why can't it feel like that when you have to see the vampire for bloods? I tried this twice a week in the end for 6 weeks which was really expensive but was Mr C's way of getting me to walk normally again (what can i say, he's a man) and is most disappointed that i can't. You can only try it and see if it works for you but if you are expecting pain from the needles then i can say don't as it was more a tingling sensation that you had when they were in place. You have nothing to lose expect the chance and hopefully some of the pain that you are in constantly flower.
Wheely, i thought you were going to be good so that you could enjoy Alex's birthday, mmh? You did too much didn't you and are suffering from all your hard efforts. TRY and take it easy until you are back up to tottering speed again.
Steph flower, i am so glad that you are finally receiving the benefits from your torture treatment but that is not the signal for you to start going daft again with a million and one things to do, just needing the time to do them. Please take it easy and build up to them as you don't want to knock out all the good that your treatment(which was so painful) has done for you.
Tina, i so hope that you and your family had a as good a day as it could be to lay your dear dad next to your beloved mum, now he can be at peace but just because he has gone in the flesh, he will always be alive in your heart and mind.
Dawn, boy i'm glad that you were just in bed when that came over you, but i am struggling to imagine getting vertigo in bed. How tall is your bed? Ceiling height?. Are you the Princess and the pea that we have heard so much about from our childhood? Glad you are feeling better though and i would get a lower bed if it is going to do that to you.
Cheryl, i hope that you are not getting too tired. when do you go for your operation? I hope it is soon so that you can come back to us with that very happy smiley face that you have in your photo. We are sending up our wee prayers for you flower.
Janet, glad you are back home safely, but take it easy at the cardio please. Boy does this week sound tiring and i am not even doing it, Janet. I see you can reassure Mr E, that the car has suffered nothing on it's long haul back from Burgundy and everything fitted in the car as neat as ninepence. Have some faith Mr. E, we woman know exactly what we are doing when we buy something and take it's storage back home into account before buying.
Sending hugs to Robbie, Leo, Sam and all my wonderful Wilsonette friends,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. This is another great card. That embossing folder just lifts the background and is one to get. I really like the use of the frame to keep the sentiment the focal point and the gold flower sets it off. Wonderful. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Lacelady said...

Super card (again) Sue, when I got that folder, the first one I made, I just had to colour in the bows!

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card, I need that embossing folder so bad, crafty hugs Julie xxx

Sandra read posts from yesterday babe, hugs Julie xxxx

foxyg said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love everything about it.

Jady said...

Sue....fantastic...I just love this idea. Keep up your very good work. Your designs are inspirational. Jackie.

Alice G said...

Really pretty card Sue, the embossing folder is just the thing to set this off.

Hugs Alice xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, love the soft sheen of the mica powder on the background
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, such a beautiful card today and I love your Rows of Bows folder - this is certainly a 'must have'!
Love, Janette x

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue

I just adore seeing cards in black and white and this one is just stunning. Thank you for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Take care. Claire

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. Gorgeous card today; just my cup of tea. The embossing folder looks stunning snd the dies are superb. The tiny thin mats look so professional. Caz x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Just returned from holiday so have been catching up with your posts.
Lovely card today and I like everything about it especially that gorgeous EF.
Love Lesley S

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue and everyone
This card is gorgeous. I love your new embossing folders and the gold mica is stunning. The die cuts are lovely too. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I really love the card and the colours. Another card for the "must do now" list.
Evis McCarthy.

darcydaydream said...

Gorgeous card today. Just my colours. Love it.
Take Care.
Christine in Darcy....xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Beautiful beautiful! I had no idea, the embossingfolder was this gorgeous. I saw it on TV but you couldn't see just how stunning it is.

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card.

Diane said...

Hi Sue love the sophisticated look of this card today I do black white and gold but haven't been brave enough to do it myself yet. Love the touch of mica too, very pretty. Have a great day love Diane G xxx
Dawn and Tina sorry to hear you have both been ill hope you are feeling better now xxx

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Absolutely stunning.

Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Jan.moogie said...

Now who wouldn't want to win this gorgeous card Sue, I know I would as it hits all of my requirements in a card. Fingers crossed.xx

Chang Alison said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful card. The black and white colour combination makes it so very stunning. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Roisin said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card as always.
really love the soft gold letterpress effect. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a good day.

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

Wow! Another stunning and so elegant card. It would make my day if I won this.

Lots of love,

Ivy ling xx

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,this is my favourite embossing folder from the latest release.
Love Angela x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card.

June Horrocks said...

Love love it sue thank you love June xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Love the gold mica on the beautiful embossed background. This card is so elegant what a lovely prize !

Muriel x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. It is beautiful and very elegant.

nzillingworth said...


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Another stunning card today. Simply beautiful. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A very elegant and beautiful card. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card today! I love that EF it's one of my favourites . I think it always looks so elegant. Love what you did with the letterpress technique - will try that - not tried it with that EF. Really like how the EF almost gets pride of place , probably not expression I'm looking for but it's more presence that usual. Love it! Thanks Sue.
Anne - you made me laugh - walking day so in a rush! Enjoy your walk. I too am in a rush today.
Dawn S - so sorry about the vertigo - take it slowly - no sudden movements . Pleased you a bit better.
Steph - so pleased you are feeling better. Take care!
Norah - so pleased you seem a bit better today too.
To all who are having an off- day or a really grim day. Sending hugs to you all.
I'm being called - we're going to try to find a new table and chairs for the kitchen. Hope we can agree! Keep your fingers crossed!
Love to all,

Looney Laura said...

Beautiful tfs.

Jean Welling said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card as usual, how you think up ideas for cards I don't know. But keep it up.


Carol Rossouw said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Elaine Sabey said...

Lovely card Sue. Black and White is one of my favorite combinations of colour. Would love to win this card. Thank you for all your hard work.

Love Elaine x

Maxine T said...

Nice job Sue, lovely in gold and black with that bit of shimmer in the background. Thanks once again for the inspiration. Maxine T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what an elegant card, it is beautiful would love love love this one. Thanks for great ideas lol Gill P G x x

Ann Williams said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the stick pins you make. I have the pins but as yet not the beads! Ann, France

Caroljsmith said...

Wow what a fab card sue would love to win this

Robin said...

Lovely card - reminds me that I need to do a quick birthday card tonight.

Mary Blight said...

Hi Sue & ALL the Wilsonettes! Hope you are all well, today? To those who are feeling poorly, or have got other problems, I wish you all well! I am not feeling 100% today, as I have a water infection, but I hope it will clear soon! I am waiting to go into hospital to have stones removed but have not had the appointment yet! Sue, you have produced another stunning card today, it looks SO ELEGANT! I love the black & cream colour combination! It is my Mum's 70th Birthday on Tuesday & I would love to be in with the chance of winning a card like this for her! Lots of Love, Mary XXX

purplenana said...

Hi Sue
Once again a lovely card, I have yet to use the bow embossing board which I have had for a while, so again you have given me inspiration, and yes would love the chance to receive one of your cards so thanks once again.

Susan White said...

Hello Sue - Lovely black and white card, and the mica powder does give a lovely little extra to the background piece. What a wonderful giveaway card! Thanks, Susan x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love it so very delicate looking even with the layers.

weefortune said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful card, good luck to all. Hugs Elaine x

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Gorgeous card, love the black white and gold accents. I love the embossing folder you used on this card as well as the other Pinpoint folders, they are amazing, to say nothing about all your stunning dies. Stunning card.

Cathie Weary said...

Such a lovely card. Love the way you used the gold mica with the embossing folder. A wonderful technique to add a bit of sheen.

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

terrie said...

A very likeable card...
I love how the flower and the hat pins match so well..
You so well matching everything on your cards...
Well done Sue

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

A beautiful card the pins add that special touch . The embossed folder is unique love the dies. I hope I could win this would love to make this for my mom.

Jackie Whiteman said...

Fabulous card, again!! Love the colour combinations and great use of different dies.

Would love to win the comment giveway as is such a beautiful card xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I lovely sheen from the Mica Powder. The Embossing Folder you used is lovely and all finished off with one of your beautiful embellishments.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

utilitygirl said...

Another beautiful card Sue - always so special

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card today and one that I would love to receive. The more I see of this embossing folder the more I like it.

Myra P. glad Lynne & I gave you a laugh. Good luck with your shopping trip.


Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card , Love the dies used and i have to get my hands on that gorgeous embossing folder.
A luxury card.
crafty hugs
Helen xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Sue a beautiful card, I'm always useless at letterpress as seem to get the ink everywhere!
Dawn, Tina, and Norah, do glad you are all feeling better. Steph, glad your injections have finally kicked in but please don't go overdoing things, keep things steady so you can keep going for longer.
Well I had some bad news yesterday, my great aunt who was 103 passed away, such a great age, her husband made it to 100 too!
I can sympathise with those in pain, I crushed a vertebrae and also broke one if the wings on a vertebrae too four and a half years ago in a riding accident, I never went to hospital at the time so am so lucky to be still mobile, the des finally for me to go for an X-Ray two years after the accident which was when the discovery was made. I am now on permanent pain killers, tramadol , and just a small amount of physical exercise makes my back so painful, and know not to rush things, in theory anyway, but I'm always doing too much like today and I'm now sitting in so much pain!
Well I had better get on, I managed to make some more Christmas cards yesterday, love to every one, Lynne, Linda, June, Jackie, Janet, Alison, Karen, Myra, Wheely Bad, Maureen, Sandra, Mrs B, Mrs Duck, Julie and Lee, Pam, Cameeli, Steph, Norah, P in Wales and all those whose names are in my stupid mind but are at the back of it!

Ann said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. I like the soft gold in the background and it is a technique I will try now that you have explained how it's done. Love the classic rose too - it adds a touch of class I think!

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunner, love it all. The subtle touch of mica is so pretty, and this E/F is the next one for me to buy, I love it.

Addieper said...

This is a beautiful card, Sue. I love the filigree and classic rose.

Sandra said...

Good afternoon Sue & lovely blog friends!
Firstly, Sue I love today's card, for two reasons, 1 it's monochrome, classic and the best colour combination of all time, 2, the perfect combination of the most beautiful embossing folder and California Collection dies, goes without saying that you are pretty much guaranteed perfect results by using Sue's amazing designed products, they all do everything you could didn't for and more, that's the benefit of a true crafter designing products for you, Sue understands everything we would ask for in all craft products because she uses them daily herself. Thanks Sue.
I would like to thank each and everyone of you truly kind, caring, ladies, your messages and advice is so helpful for both the advice side of things and the emotional support, I have personal long term friends but I get a warmer more caring response from my amazing Wilsonette Sisters, it's so very reassuring reading your lovely, comforting words.
Basically for many,many months up to January this year when I received an email from Sue, asking if I was ok etc, I was blown away that Sue had noticed my absence amongst the hundreds of other blog followers (although I have been a part of the blog for many years, in the days way before 'Wilsonettes') I had been majorly suffering with depression and anxiety issues, both had taken over my life, I felt that I truly had no purpose! Mainly due to being in constant, chronic pain, made worse by a bodged operation in 2009, this left me unable to walk more than a few steps, unable to climb stairs, drive, stand for very long, basically all the things we take for granted every day. Then you attend appointments where they promise you that they can change things for the better but then they discover that your case us not straight forward, you have more than one problem, then they end up dropping you like a brick, I have apparently A very complicated and complex medical history! Just as an example, on Mondays appointment, the Physio guy wants me 'self propelling' in my wheelchair, he then promised to have me back driving, I stupidly allowed myself to start thinking 'ok maybe this time he is going to put the work in' being able to drive again would be huge, I then said would they really let me drive with the medication that I am on, he looked again at the list and said "oh right yes you are right, there is no way you could drive on those meds"! They clearly have no idea how much hope you go to these appointments with, you come away feeling ten times worse than when you went in, a little more hope gone!
Anyway, sorry once again to be some miserable, I have taken on board your advice, both from here on the blog and also from those left on my own blog, thank you all for taking the time to offer your advice, please feel free to leave me your email address on my blog and I will email you personally!
It's amazing the difference a few kind words can make to your day!
Thank you all so very much once again, huge hugs to each and everyone of you!
Sandra xxxxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Today's card is stunning.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card today. I like what you have done with the background. Just another thing for my to try out. Beryl xx

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue, really enjoying your cards this week. I do like clean looking cards and these are what you've been doing. Long may your inspiration go on.
Regards Zena

hotpotato said...

pretty card Sue.



Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful and superb card again today.
I have not tried this technic with a perfect medium type of ink only used a distress one, so I will definitely be trying this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
I do love a touch of gold, a very classy design and the dies are gorgeous, as always!

hollyberry said...

A very beautiful and elegant card today.

nannapat said...

Stunning design Sue, I love that embossing folder. Pat x

lynda said...

Good afternoon Sue & Willsonetts lovely Wednesday give away card today. I love the California collection such la beautiful set of dies. Best colour combo black & white.all makes for a stunning card.Love & hugs
Lynda Brock xx

Lindsay so sorry for the loss of your great aunt my what a great age 103 thinking of you at this sad time.
Also sorry your in a lot of pain today take it easy & try to rest you always sound so busy all the time Gental hugs Lynda xx

Dianandchips sending your daily hug Lynda xx

Mary Blight hope your water infection clears up soon & haven't got too long a wait for your hospital appointment Gental Hugs Lynda xx

Janet hope Cardio appointment when took hugs Lynda xx

Myra P hope you found the table & chairs that you both liked & agreed on & still talking :0)) hugs Lynda xx

Oh Sandra wish I could make everything better for you my lovely I am sending BIG WRAP AROUND GENTAL HUGS TO YOU love Lynda xx

Special hugs to all the above & Yorkilass ,Margaret Corgi owner, Tina E,Tres,Tandy,Mrs B,Jean D,Magpie,Wheely Bad,TOB Theresa,Nanna Tina,Hazel,Julie Laz,Maureen K,Camille,Steph,Ita,Helen K,Pauline A,Lynne M & Tilly& Cully,Norah & wee Rory,
Love Lynda xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

What a lovely, elegant card, with a great colour combination

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love that die from Becca too.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Black, white and gold makes a very classy card. Thanks for this one. SueL x

Paula said...

Stunning Sue, absolutely stunning.

Paula x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Probably my favourite colour combo! Classy and elegant at the same time and very effective - 11 out of 10 for this one!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Probably my favourite colour combo! Classy and elegant at the same time and very effective - 11 out of 10 for this one!

Linda A said...

Hi there

All your cards are so inspirational, and today's could also be used for a male card. I would love to be the lucky person to win this card.

Linda Avinou

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, another stunner. It's so elegant and the die cuts are so crisp and neat. The bow and pins really set it off so well. It's my sister's birthday next month and should I be lucky enough to win this week's card it will be winging its way to her. If I'm not lucky, I have about 5 weeks to see if I can make something remotely similar :). As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Sue Morgan said...

Another beautiful card! You never cease to amaze me with all your techniques...I would love to win this card..

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Such a lovely card to be given for the Wednesday give away. Lucky lady who ever gets this one.

Pam, Thank you for giving me the info to see Robbie. What a handsome looking young man. I must admit I did shed a tear when I saw him with his dog sat on the bed. I did leave a message. He probably thinks, who the hell is this lady, but I just wanted him to know that it's all really positive thoughts being sent to him and what an inspirational young man he is, and keep going in the right direction.

Gentle hugs Leo.

Usual big hugs to. Steph, Margaret, Yorkielass, Lynda, Sheila, and of course Norah & Rory.

I'm sure I have forgotten lots of people, but my mind is elsewhere at the moment. Sorry.

Kind regards to you all :-)

Tina XX

Karen Drew said...

The new embossing folders are gorgeous.
Another lovely card
Karen xx

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Such a stunning card. I always think black and white looks so elegant
The pinpoint folders are fantastic and very versatile as are the dies you have used
I would love to be in with a chance of a Sue card.
I so wish I had your eye for a fabulous card as mine always seem to have that little something missing
Crafty hugs Sue xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh wow I love this, the embossed background is fabulous

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card even though there is black on it! I might be getting converted! I love the rows of bows embossing folder too. Can I just add that all of the pinpoint folders look stunning with pan pastels on them too.
Sandra, I am pleased that you have got comfort from all of our well wishes. Lindsay so sorry to hear of your great aunt's passing - my thoughts and prayers are with you. Janet hope your cardio visit went well. Myra hope you got the table and chairs you wanted. Steph pleased to hear you sounding more upbeat. It will be an early night for me as I'm as stiff as a board. Been lugging furniture around all day ready for painting tomorrow - joy of joys! I'm not sure which bit of me aches the most. Still I am much better off than many of the lovely people on this blog. So can I wish each and every one of you a good night and will see you all tomorrow. Lots of love to you all, Alison xxx

Janice K said...

A beautiful card with lots of detail, the subtle shimmer on the background is lovely.x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Such a regal and elegant looking card and that rose well words fail me, so very rich and beautiful and no mistake. Who ever is lucky enough to win this really will have something very special to treasure.

Pam so pleased to learn from Tina's comment that Robbie has had his corgi visit him, they really are very special dogs, little in stature they may be, but they have hearts of gold and so very loving and faithful.
Please do tell him there are two corgis in the UK sending him their love and licks too along with their owner sending him lots of encouragement and a big hug.

Sandra hope you are ok and recovering, I have not heard from you x

So pleased to see Cameeli is more like her usual self sending your special cuddles out, hang on in there special lady.

Steph delighted to know things are easing a little for you please do take care.

Warm summer wishes and hugs to all who need them especially Tina, Steph, Pam, Sandra, Lyndsay, Lynda, Yorkielass, Norah and Rory, and not forgetting Sue

Anonymous said...

Yet another very lovely and elegant card Sue.
Carol Grieve xx

Pearl said...

Love the card today Sue, so sophisticated.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl.

liz spooner said...

I love your dies Sue, I am slowly building up a collection. Thanks for your inspiration Sue. Hugs Liz Spooner.xx

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