Saturday, 18 October 2014

If Nothing Ever Changed

 Hi bloggers!  I have cut the Austrian Background out of a white gloss card.  I just thought I would see what it looked like on a whim as I don't usually use gloss card.  However, I thought it was rather interesting when used with other matte card. After cutting the Austrian Background die,  I raised it for dimension and mounted it over some coconut white card.  I stamped my sentiment in black on white card and cut the Salzburg die to create a frame for it.  I added a white back mat layer to my frame, then added mounting foam to raise the frame over my sentiment.  Using the Complete and Open petal Delicate Daisies, I created a couple of black and white flowers as embellishments.  In the upper corner, I cut a butterfly out of white glitter card from the Magical Butterflies set .  I added some thin antennae from a sliver of card and white flatback pearls down the centre of the body.  I completed the card with a white pierced mat layer, a thin black mat and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.

Now for the winner of the Wednesday weekly card giveaway.  This week's winner is:

Clare Walters!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x




















174 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card Sue, love it. Congrats to Clare, enjoy your card.
As with everyone else, I voted for you in every category that I could, I hope you win, it is richly deserved, but you will always be our No. 1 whatever happens.
Cheryl, hope hospital went well yesterday, take care.
Steph sending hugs to help you, your mojo will come back. Norah, bet your wedding invitations are gorgeous.
Happy weekend everyone, hugs to all, especially our babies and children.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today - looks fab with the gloss card :-) Voted for you Sue - good luck :-)) Congratulations to Clare. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

sonja_w said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, black and white always produces beautiful effects. Love the Salzburg die and will add this to my collection when I return from my hols, as currently sat at Heathrow typing this. Have already cast my vote as this truly is the best craft blog x

Jan.moogie said...

Glorious card today Sue and love the gloss and matte card together. A great combination. Have cast my votes for you and truly hope you win, whatever in my eyes you are a winner. xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Beautiful card, Thank you the Daisy's and Ponsetia dies are on my christmas list. I try to be good but sometimes visitors to my house leave with a touch of glitter lol. Have a good weekend all Congrats to Clare. take care all. Kitty.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous card today - so elegant
Pat x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a stunning card very dramatic
love black and white and the gloss card
looks good I saw you show it on one
of your shows. Congratulation Clare
well done. Have ben and cast my votes
good luck.
Nancyd xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Another lovely card. Which die did you use on the gloss card please?

Love, Roz.x

Anonymous said...

Black and white looks very effective, Sue.
Jan
Northampton

Rosalind McLellan said...

Have just read the other comments and my question has been answered!

Love, Roz.x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
How unusual to mix gloss with mat it looks gorgeous, I have only ever used gloss card when making marbled backgrounds. I can't wait for my Austrian set of dies to come.
Cheryl hope everything went well yesterday sending a gentle hug.
Like everybody has already said your a winner in our eyes, and no matter who wins the vote to us you will always be our No 1
Congratulations Clare on winning the Wednesday card.
Hugs x
Heather T

auscrafts said...

black and white always produces beautiful cards

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love the gorgeous card, I am not a fan of gloss card but this works perfectly : )
Congratulations to Clare : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Enjoy the weekend. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, and interesting to see you use gloss - looks good with the matte. Do like that sentiment.
Well done to Clare!

'P' in Wales

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
I Voted For Yourself, Or Creative Expression Where It Was Relevant "Good Luck"
But I Must Agree With Pam You Will Always Be "Number One" And The Best At Everything You Do
You Should Be At "Number One Spot Always",
As Any One Who Knows You, We Don't Just Think Of You As Working With Dies, But You Stamp On Every Card You Make When You Stamp The Sentiments, You Create Beautiful Stamps To Match A Lot Of Your Dies, And Also Your Stunning Embossing Folders Which Our Amazing.
I Like Many, Have Possibly Got The DVD You Produced What Seems A Long Time Ago, Where You Used Lots Of Techniques And Its Great To Look Back On. On Your Videos Its Not About Just Die Cutting Its Helping Us With Tricks Of The Trade How To Get The Most Out Of The Products We Purchase And So Very Much More! So For Me I Was Able To Vote For You In Lots Of Boxes Even If Your Name Wasn't There Unless It Wasn't Relevant, But So Much Was As Your A Designer, You're A Stamper, You Create Works Of Art, You're A Tutor, You're A First Class "STAR"
Today's Stunning Card Is An Example You've Decided To Use Gloss Card I Love The Different Textures You've Created From The Gloss And The Matt Card.
I Love The Awesome Butterfly And Where You've Added Glitter And Pearls, And Those Stunning Daises, I Love How You "Stamped" Your Sentiment Very Appropriate And Then Framed Your Sentiment In Black Card Which Makes It Pop Out Of Your Beautiful Saltzburg Die.
Sue As Always Thank You So Very Much For Sharing, The Fantastic Photography Shots, I So Much Appreciate Everything You Do And I Truly Love Every Card You Produce.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All
Congratulations To This Week's Wednesday Gift Card Winner

Anonymous said...

Love black and white cards .Good luck with voting Well done Clare. JJ

karenlotty said...

Very pretty The gloss card is interesting Now where's that stash of photo paper just to see if I can visualise the effect before buying the proper stuff!

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue lovely card again thank you for the stamp set sue

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, the gloss card is a surprise and looks lovely,

The wish list of dies is growing faster than I can get them! The daisies are a must and the Austrian background

Muriel x

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes. I have voted also in every category I could for you, you truly are the queen of blogs and we all love you to bits.

Congratulations to Clare on winning the Wednesday card, you will be gobsmacked when you receive it, because in real life they are awesome, not that the picture are not awesome either, but you know what I mean.

As to todays card, well another big WOW from me, I use a lot of pearl card and have recently come across some shinny pearl card that I bought and put away and forgot about, well I have now found it and it is gorgeous so I will be doing more work with it in the future. I so love all your tips and techniques, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for all the sharing and caring that you do.

Have a great Saturday everyone, enjoy what ever you are doing, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the gloss card for a change, in fact I came across a packet of your gloss card the other day that I haven't used, now is the time to try it out. Love Jean xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh so beautiful in black and white, lovie the gloss card too.
Like everyone else I put my votes in yesterday in every possible place that I could.
As Pam said you'll always be No 1 to us whether you win or not....BUT I HOPE YOU DO WIN!!!!
Congratulations to Clare.
It's an early morning for me as we're off to pick Nikki up for the day.
Hugs to all who need them and may your days get brighter and welcome to any newbies.

Love Sheila xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Forgot to say I have voted too, not only for the best blog but best dies, best designer, best everything! xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card today.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue a different look it mkes a fab card. Voted for you yesterday and included Creative Expressions products too. Congratulations to Claire on winning the card x

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card today-love black & white together. Voted for you in as many categories as possible!

Michele.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love black and white looks lovely with the gloss card really nice contrast. Must dig out the stack of gloss card and get die cutting.

Congratulations to Clare

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
I quite like the gloss card with the matt, the card looks great.
Good Luck Sue and Creative Expressions with the votes. x

DMJ said...



I like the contrast with the gloss & matt card, Sue, black & white is sooo elegant,

Doreen x

Jane said...

Really like the shine on this one amazing,

Jane xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue loving the contrast today with the gloss and matt card. It works really well together. Have now finished watching Thursdays shows and the demos were fab so thank you to you and John. Congratulations to Clare for winning the card. I too have voted . Have a great day. Love Diane G xxxx

ang said...

Lovely black and white card, love the frame angxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Understated elegance and love the gloss card.
Have a great day.
Ang x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Gorgeous card, you were so right about the gloss card, and your background dies are fabulous.
Congratulations Clare on your Wednesday win. Norah, so pleased that your invitations were appreciated, I bet they're wonderful. Hugs to all and wishing you a weekend full of craft. Sue xxx

Crafty Granny said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I just love the sentiment! Have a great weekend and a good rest! Love Nicola x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very Beautiful so pretty . love Jean Z xx

Chris Curry said...

Great card Sue. I am waiting for my daisies to arrive and really looking forward to experimenting with the glaze etc. Love the butterfly cut out of glitter card and want to try that . Thank you. XX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Congratulations Clare, its the most amazing feeling when you open that envelope, so enjoy your W.O.W from Sue.
Hi to all our Wilsonettes both regular and new to the BEST craft blog there is. Hope you all have a lovely Saturday. I bought some gloss card last year to do the embossing and ironing technique which I found in your tutorials at the top of your blog, but have never tried it - suprise suprise, but did use it for printing, but now I will also incorperate it into my matts as well as die cutting (bet flowers and ferns will look amazing in gloss card) Todays card is just lush, I do love black and white, it looks so classie.
Starting to catch up with a few show's I recorded Thursday, pausing on the samples to jolt my empty brain into action ! I need such a shake and kick in the bootie region as my dear hubby keeps pointing at the calandar to next Sunday (market day) and I just raise an eyebrow ! Hohum.

Dearest Pam. I hope your first few days at work have lifted your spirits and helped you back into the 'human world' again. I bet you had a lovely welcome back.
So nice to hear familiar names and winners over Thursday's shows and you looked so well Sue.
To our dear friends that are struggling this morning, take it easy and help yourself to a bunch of hugs I have waiting for you.
Looking forward to going into my own little world as Eco descibes her French surroundings to us. But we are missing the antics of our Wilsonettes that are not around for whatever reason. Thinking of you. Please come 'home' soon.
Have a lovely Saturday everyone.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

TDQ Karen said...

What a different idea but it works, lovely card and th daisies are fantastic . Congratulations to Claire x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
THAT LOOKS VERY NICE GLOSSY QUALITY CARD. FAB BLACK AND WHITE CARD ALWAYS LOOKS CLASSY
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Linda Graham said...

Love the white and black Sue,lovely card as always,good luck in the voting Sue you truly deserve it,you are amazing in what you do and your blog is so inspirational,you are a lovely lady(spoken to you at Alley Pally)thank you so much, Linda x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - wahoooooooo! Couldn't believe my eyes when I read your posting this morning - you have made my day - the hubby was 'coming too' having his first cuppa of the day and wondered what the noise was all about, so I showed him your Wednesday card on the blog and he loved it - thank you very much - cant wait to recieve it.

Now for todays card - I am quite partial to ovals - having a phase I think! - I do love that Salzburg die - my bestest fave is the next smallest one with the lines around it - love, love that one. And I wouldn't have thought to use gloss and matt white card like this - it's a must try.

Well hope all Wilsonettes have a fab crafty weekend and thanks for your congrats etc... Next week it could be you -
Rgs
Clare W :-)

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this is a stunning card. I have always steered clear of glossy card with does as I thought it would be hard to cut. I will now try it.

Voted for you and Creativd Expressions. So now keeping fingers crossed.

I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Such a classy card today. Really love it.
Congratulations to the lucky Clare.
Love Val in Spain x

Janice Wallace said...

Very classy card, stunning dies with black/white works so well.
I must admit, I do use glossy and mirri card, (well I have them in stock so have to use them) but it's often just the lift a card needs.
Cheers all
Janice W

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love it! Always love monochrome always give a striking result!

Norah, so pleased you have had such good feedback on your invitations. A lot of hard work only saving grace I guess is that as they are all the same you can do a production line!

Steph, hope you get your mojo back. Just cut one die and I bet all of a sudden the creative juices will start flowing!

Very tired finished work at 2 am for 2 weeks as going away. Need a break!

Anyway love to you all. See you tomorrow! Xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely sentiment and love the mono

carol quinn said...

beautiful & elegant

Anonymous said...

I have just bought these flower dies - I suspect they will be appearing on many of my cards!

Anne (Northampton)

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card today. I have never thought of using glossy card and matt card together, but it does look good, so I think I'll give it a go. Congratulations to Clare W on her win - I'm sure you'll love it!
Hope everyone has a great weekend. Off to try and get my brain into gear as I have to make a 1940s theme wedding card for someone. Love to all , Alison xxxx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous Sue, love the glossy card, xxx

Eemeli said...

Beautiful. Love the lacey background and the nice shimmer on the pretty butterfly.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Joan D said...

Doesn't this card look fabulous ?would not have thought of using gloss card, but you bet I will do now. Hoping to get some serious crafting done this weekend.xxxx

gwen70 said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card as always, put my vote in for you, so good luck

Paula said...

A gorgeous card Sue, as all your cards are!

Paula x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue... Hsve a nice weekend and hsppy crafting ... x

fame01 said...

HI Sue
Great card stunning love it, started watching the shows brilliant inspiration sue thanks for sharing your ideas, hugs Sarah xxx
congrats to clare!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - an unusual use of glossy card and it works so well. Very striking with the black too. Am convinced there will only be two winners - your wonderful self and Creative Expressions! Have a lovely weekend.
YvonneMayxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love black and white, the daisy dies are now my go to flowers. I love the glossy card with the matt, gives a lot of interest.
Well done to Clare, enjoy.
Done all of my voting and made some additions as well. Hope you win you certainly deserve it.
Lydia
X

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card. Love the sentiment.
Gr Elly

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, gloss and matte together looks very classy I will have to invest in some white gloss to go with the coconut milk.
I have voted and hope you win Sue, you're blog is definitely the best.
Have a great weekend
Lorna D

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card love the daisy dies.
have voted for you so good luck.
Marion H

Joanna Dickson said...

I really like the gloss card effect and love the finished look. Another beautiful creation.
Lots of love
Jo xx

sued99 said...

Lovely card. Black and white always looks so striking.

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Great card. Love the flowers. X

Craftysusan said...

Gorgeous card Sue and nice to see glossy card for a change. I use a lot of coated card - both glossy and pearlescent and I do find it lifts my cards. Slightly more difficult to die cut if it is an intricate design though. Congratulations to Clare on winning this week's prize. Have a great weekend. x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. What a good idea to use the gloss card mixed with the matt card. Gives it a different look.
Thanks for sharing
Congratulations to Clare.
Hugs all round.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I love all the close-ups you give us. They really show the detail.
Thank you.
Veronique L

Annie said...

Stunning card, Sue, congrats to Clare, have a peaceful weekend everyone
Hugs Annie x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraPxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I do like shiny card but you can't overdo it. Congratulations to Clare. I did vote yesterday. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Beautiful card I have cut 2 out already to make quick cards - just stunning
Hugs
Carol x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the glossy card.
Donna Jones

Colleen said...

Very Stunning and Classy card. Love the black and white

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Wow Sue loving this card just so elegant and delicate!!

Good luck in the Best of Everything!! will get my colleges to vote too.... Congratulations Clare!!
Well off for a little retail therapy its been a tough couple of weeks.

Have fun everyone whatever your doing this weekend may it be filled with fun and magic....
Cameeli xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Think your whim was pretty good Sue!
Looks great!
Have a lovely weekend ,
XxxRuth

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a great idea, the gloss card looks fab against the matt card, and black and white is an all time favourite of mine, so this is right up my alley. Congrats on winning the card Clare. have a great day all. Bx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the glossy card, it makes a lovely card.
Done my voting, voted for you in every category that applied even if you were not nominated put your name in 'other' box!

Coongratulations to Clare well done.

Take care everyone, Jess x

Laura O said...

fab card Sue ,love the gloss card and daisy flowers ,Laura O

Oksana said...

Stunning card Sue! Beautiful!x

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the gloss and matt are a perfect combination, love the black and white, hugs Carole Z X

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue, love today's card, as I do all that you share with us.
I voted for you in every one I could also. Hope you win. I am eagerly waiting for my goodies from your show, can't wait to have a play.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Susi x

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

Like the look of the gloss card. Must get some. A beautiful card and I have the dies , will try it :-)

Hugs,

Ivy L xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful Card. The Gloss card is quite different. Thank you for sharing all the great ideas and talent to everyone. Hugs Heather x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful, just gorgeous. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue.
A really interesting and lovely card. I will certainly give it a try. I have some glossy card somewhere, I just hope that it is large enough.
Regards,
Evis M.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I really like this card...the flowers are lovely.
Beverley W

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonette Angels,
What a beautiful card you have made for us today with the gloss front, it makes quite and impact with the matte card under and on top. It is a chic card today in the black and white as you have used the black just as more of a highlight which really makes the card so beautiful. Thank you Sue for another WOW (wonder of Wilson).
Well done Clare on winning a WOW card, there is no feeling like it is there when you see your name and start whooping with joy and your hubby wonders what all the commotion is about. Enjoy.
Have a great day with Nikki Sheila as she will turn a normal day into something so special through her eyes.
Steph flower, please take it slowly and calmly and you will get more done for next weeks market. Sending you wind to go under your wings just to give you a boost and some energy through ESP to keep you going.
Oh thank you everyone for your wonderful support, i am just so pleased that the wee lass has received such wonderful feedback about her invites. Her snob of a SIL whose uncle paid for her fairytale wedding,bought her house for her as a wedding present and top of the range in everything, says to Kelly about her getting them done professionally. She was surprised at her getting such beautiful stylish invites, because it isn't Kelly as she looked down her nose at her. It is the one thing i am happy at, that it has put her nose in a peep, but i am glad that they passed the scrutiny and for Kelly's sake not seen as homemade which was my biggest fear.
Susi and mum, sending hugs, you are in my prayers.
Cheryl, i hope you got on well at the hospital although i know how it can wipe you out. Keep going flower and you can beat this. Hugs.
Tres, i hope you are a wee bit better than you have been flower. Slowly, take each day as it comes.
Tandy, sending hugs to you flower just because you could do with a cuddle.
Have a good day everyone and i hope wherever you are today that it is a lovely day. Sending hugs to all my angels that are in need be it on blog the now or not. Please come back home soon Lynn and Lindsay, we miss you girls.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the effect of the Gloss card though it looks cream against the Matt White card, looks fabulous all the same.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

nattyboots said...

JUst lovely sue ,
Congrats to Clare
Elaine H X

Fiona Young said...

Very elegant. Have a good weekend everyone.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. So very elegant. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Maryann Laursen said...

Sooooo beautiful card here again. I just love that butterfly, it´s the next one on my wishlist, that´s for sure.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, I use pearlised and matt card together all the time and love the look.
Your card is somehow comforting to the soul. Thank you.
By the way, forgot to say yesterday "Best designer" is of course, YOU. Voted accordingly.
Hugs, Rose

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Striking, love it all, i have a fancy for black and white, so elegant.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

A stunning card today for which Thank you. Congratulations to today's winner and Sue, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Pearl said...

very dramatic looking card today Sue, love it all!

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty card, not too sure about the glossy part though. I think perhaps a smaller amount of shine would appeal more - but that's just me :)

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, love the black and white daisies - these dies are next on my list! Hugs to all Gx

Jackie Whiteman said...

Fabulous card Sue, I am waiting for my Austrian collection to arrive from C&C, will have to check if I have gloss card to give this brilliant effect a go!! Also ordered part of the French collection as well, bang goes the bank balance again, oops

Kate's Cards said...

I like the glossy and matte together. Been and voted for the best blog on the block by far!

DeyaniraC said...

Hello Sue
Very attractive card, B/W love it. I never seen no one using glossy paper and it work.
Thank you Sue
Have a Bless day

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I really love Todays card. It looks so classy and elegant with the gloss white card and mat black !! I can't wait for my Austrian collection dies to arrive so I can make this card !! It is gorgeous Sue !! I don't have any gloss card but I am sure I will find something. I got the open Daisies die set this week so I need to get the the complete petals set now to go with it !! I love your simple black and white colour combo, this is such a beautiful card !! I voted for you yesterday and today hubby is going to vote for you to - He just doesn't know it yet !!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful card today Sue. Sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Thank you Norah for your kind get well wishes. I hope you are coping ok to, with all that is going on in your life right now. I was so pleased to read that your invitations were so well thought of. It is always such a big boost when someone really appreciates all your hard work. Well done, I am sure they look beautiful !! Sending you lots of love and hugs today from Tres x x x

Lynne M and Lindsey, I am missing you both loads. Please come back to Sue's blog. I hope you are ok. Love from Tres x x x


Sending all the Wonderful Wilsonette's lots of love and hugs today love from Tres x x x

Tres said...

Sorry I forgot to say Congratulations to Clare W for winning Wednesdays gorgeous card !! Lots of love and hugs to you from Tres x x x

Berylb said...

I have only just started to receive your cards, I have had about 4 so far and they are all just beautiful. It will take me a long time to get to your standard, but will start having ago. I have bought a few of the dies you have used and the card. The one thing I am having a problem purchasing is the tool that does the perforation round the edges, would you mind telling me what you use. I think it really sets the card off. I look forward to your next card coming.

Jayne S said...

Stunning card, I love black and white together.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I really love today's card. It is so elegant . I love the black and white but the glossy card has just added a little something - it almost gives it a pearlescent finish. Very effective. I have some pearlescent card in a box - will investigate. Your flowers and butterfly are beautiful and I love the Salzburg die - it gets used a lot here. Thank you once again , Sue. I think you have been well and truly voted for! If there is any justice you'll come top!
Sheila - hope you, your husband and Nikki have a lovely day. Hope it stays dry and not too windy. Our trees decided to get of half their leaves overnight. - it seems so anyway.
Janet - hope all going well with your return to Burgundy.
Tres - you take care - sending hugs to you too.
Norah - your Wedding Invitations sound lovely. They will be truly special as not to be found anywhere else.
They are bespoke! Handcrafted from the finest materials and made with love. Sending hugs to you and Rory.
Sending love to all, missing you Lindsay, Lynne M and Anne.
Love Myra xxx

Myra P said...

So sorry forgot to say Congratulations to Clare W. enjoy your lovely card. x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely card. Have a birthday card to make for this week that it would perfectly suit.

Jill Berg said...

Gorgeous card Sue -

The gloss card really adds another dimension to the card - tres chic!

Vie Carter said...

Another great card Sue, using my all time favorite flower die

Vie
x

Congrats to the lucky winner

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the mono theme, the daisies are fab, the butterfly is really pretty and I like the sentiment.

Congrats to Clare W for winning the card.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said....

Very pretty black and white card. The glossy cardstock looks very pretty, nice change.

Cazzie D said...

Afternoon Sue. I agree the gloss does give an added interest. It probable looks better in real life too.Caz x

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I love the gloss card, it's different but very classy looking.
X Ros

Susan White said...

Lovely black and white and the combination of shiny and matt card is just genius! Congrats to Clare on winning your card, Susan x

lynda said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes, Gorgeous card loving the gloss card for the background die & then Matted onto white card.your daisy dies are beautiful,I got them at A/P & love them. Love & Hugs Lynda xx

I E.mailed Lynne M yesterday,she asked me to thank you all for your love & hugs which I passed on to her.She isn't ready to blog yet as she has been so stressed out with the worry of her husband,then she had extra worry & stress as her son was quite poorly but both her men are improving now.& things are settaling down, although she said her body has crashed & having bed rest she has reached her limit of stress & just needs some chill out time & she needs more time before she can come back to the blog,but as I said she sends everyone her love & Hugs
Thank you Lynda xxx

Congratulations Clare on winning a WOW Wednesday give away card

Susi & Mum your in my thoughts & prayers love Lynda xx

Cheryl hope hospital went well for you Gental Hugs Lynda xx

Tres hope your feeling a bit better sending you Big wraparound Hugs Lynda xx

Tandy also sending you some special Hugs & cuddles your always in my thoughts love Lynda xx

Steph take care hope your mojo comes back soon your such a brave & inspirational lady love & Hugs Lynda xx

Sheila have a lovely day with Nikki Hugs to you both love Lynda xx


Norah I'm pleased your invites are finished & well received I bet they looked gorgeous well done Hugs & hugs for Rory hope he is ok & enjoying collage again Lynda xx

Special Hugs to Sandra hope your ok sweety,Margarget corgi owner,Hazel Sheila G,Yorkielass, Lindsay,Diane M,Jean D,Tina E,Clare& Anthea,Meg Leo & Skyla, Pat L & Sarah,Wheeley Bad & Billy,TOBTheresa,Gail C,Lynne & pooches,
& all the Wilsonettes that need a hug I have plenty love Lynda xx

Maureen Killen said...

Good afternoon Sue, and all the ladies.
What an interesting idea. Why did I never think of that? Gloss card and ordinary card, which give a "different" effect. I'll be giving that a go later today!!
I hope everyone is as well as they can be and that they have a good weekend.
Love xx

SHARICA said...

Lovely Card .. xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue ans everyone. I love what you done here Sue,black and white with the shiny Austrian background,love it. Voting done yesterday,everything crossed for you to win. You are a winner with us every day!

Congrats. Clare W for winning wednesday card.

Alimecca-hope you don't mind but the Art Deco series you can buy in the shops is quite good for 20-40th card, even for wedding.

Cheryl-take care,gentle hug to you.

Norah-so happy she likes your invites.All that work you done,you are amazing.Would love to see it.
Hugs to you and Rory.

Berylb- using a Piercing Ruler to get the holes around the card You can buy from J.Sheen for £5.99(out of stock at the moment)sure she will get some more. I'm using a Layer Perfect from stix2 £14.99 but is harder to work with so probably get Joanna Sheens one day.

Hugs all around and special ones to,Pam&Robbie,Tres,wheelybad,Sandra,Tandy,Heather,ToB,June,Steph,Sam,Brenda, and our little ones

Take care and Hugs
Maria x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card. The die looks lovely cut out with gloss card. Although I'm not a fan myself, it works with this die. The butterflies are gorgeous as well. Congratulations to the card winner. Hugs to all and I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

Maria Alder said...

Thank you Lynda for your message from Lynne M. WE are all thinking of her and sending her son and husband well wishes !
Maria x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and I do like the glossy card you have used. SueL x

Myra P said...

Thanks Lynda for news about Lynne M. Sending love to all concerned. X

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card, would love to see the glossy card in real life,. Would like to see a different colour other than black but that's just me.
Hope everyone has a great week end,
Hugs all round. Gail Cx

Cathie Weary said...

Love this card and the use of the gloss cardstock. I forgot that I have some of this and will certainly dig it out and give it a try. Love the black and white and the clean look of it. Thanks for sharing.

terrie said...

I like the glossy paper it just adds another wow factor on your card...
Well done Sue

Congrats to the winner..

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue love the look of this black and white card.
Denise X

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Love how you've used the glossy card. I like glossy and pearl card but only really used it as card blanks or for die cut embellishments- another "why didn't I think of that?!" Moment.

Have voted accordingly :-) also watched your shows on C and C. Gotta love flexi pay, my French dies will be well used! Thursday was my PA's first day. She saw the show when you were inking your stamps with distress ink and commented how pretty it was. I told her it was the sort of thing I like to do and she wants to give it a go! Wow, I thought I'd have to wear her down for a few months but clearly the Sue Wilson magic has another under her spell!!! Billy loves new PA too. She's very good with him and is happy to have cuddles as well as play ball.

Congratulations Claire! Xxx

Steph I hope that mojo comes out of hiding. I like to lucky dip through Sue's archives and get some ideas. It must be a lot of pressure to have a number of cards done by a deadline regularly. Sending some mojo your way to get you started xxx

Norah, glad your invitations went down well. Some people are just odd- hand crafted over mass produced any day for me. I hope Rory is ok, give him a hug for me xxx
Pam, hope being back at work is going well xxx

Apologies for not commenting. paperwork, letters, the expected tiredness, a little flare up and a whole lot of grief with my neck and back after all the paper work done and meetings but not a surprise. I have a card to make today for my Dad. Mr. W and I are going for a meal with him and my step Mum tomorrow which I'm looking forward to. May take a day or two before I'm back again as a result as would have had a couple bed days so shall do that early next week. Don't want to risk a full blown flare up tbh especially as, fingers crossed, I may have found somewhere to go and use a hydro pool. I have to make a phone call next week and see if its possible. Fingers crossed.

Special hugs for Janet Ecco, Myra, Maria, Yorkielass June, Lynne M, hubby, son and fur babies, Norah and Rory, Sandra, Ita, Maureen, Tandy, Lynda, Pam and Robbie, Steph, Cheryl, Alimecca, Lindsay, Diane and, of course to Sue. Anyone I forgot, all the international Wilsonettes and anyone ill, in any type of pain, in treatment or recovery. Getting my hugs in now in case I'm not around for a few days again.

Happy Crafting

T x


Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Love how you've used the glossy card. I like glossy and pearl card but only really used it as card blanks or for die cut embellishments- another "why didn't I think of that?!" Moment.

Have voted accordingly :-) also watched your shows on C and C. Gotta love flexi pay, my French dies will be well used! Thursday was my PA's first day. She saw the show when you were inking your stamps with distress ink and commented how pretty it was. I told her it was the sort of thing I like to do and she wants to give it a go! Wow, I thought I'd have to wear her down for a few months but clearly the Sue Wilson magic has another under her spell!!! Billy loves new PA too. She's very good with him and is happy to have cuddles as well as play ball.

Congratulations Claire! Xxx

Steph I hope that mojo comes out of hiding. I like to lucky dip through Sue's archives and get some ideas. It must be a lot of pressure to have a number of cards done by a deadline regularly. Sending some mojo your way to get you started xxx

Norah, glad your invitations went down well. Some people are just odd- hand crafted over mass produced any day for me. I hope Rory is ok, give him a hug for me xxx
Pam, hope being back at work is going well xxx

Apologies for not commenting. paperwork, letters, the expected tiredness, a little flare up and a whole lot of grief with my neck and back after all the paper work done and meetings but not a surprise. I have a card to make today for my Dad. Mr. W and I are going for a meal with him and my step Mum tomorrow which I'm looking forward to. May take a day or two before I'm back again as a result as would have had a couple bed days so shall do that early next week. Don't want to risk a full blown flare up tbh especially as, fingers crossed, I may have found somewhere to go and use a hydro pool. I have to make a phone call next week and see if its possible. Fingers crossed.

Special hugs for Janet Ecco, Myra, Maria, Yorkielass June, Lynne M, hubby, son and fur babies, Norah and Rory, Sandra, Ita, Maureen, Tandy, Lynda, Pam and Robbie, Steph, Cheryl, Alimecca, Lindsay, Diane and, of course to Sue. Anyone I forgot, all the international Wilsonettes and anyone ill, in any type of pain, in treatment or recovery. Getting my hugs in now in case I'm not around for a few days again.

Happy Crafting

T x


fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card (just the right amount of black :-)) and I really like the effect of the gloss and matte card together.

Congratulations Clare on being the Wednesday Winner.
Frances

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card, gorgeous combination.
Congratulations to Clare, your card was absolutely stunning, enjoy.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nannapat said...

Love the card Sue, the Austrian collection is beautiful. Well done Clare, enjoy your card. Pat x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love the effect of the glossy cardstock would never have thought of combining the two.

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, what a corker of a card! I love the sentiment - I'm presuming it's a Creative Expressions one? If so from which collection? Did all my voting in the Craft Awards this morning and voted for either yourself or Creative Expressions in nearly all categories :o) Good Luck for the awards. Lots of hugs. Karen xx

Angela Wade said...

Lovely card, Sue, really like this black and white one.
Catching up with cleaning etc. after 3 weeks away. Will try and catch up with what I've been missing on Blog comments.

Congrats to Claire on winning Wedsdays gorgeous card.

Hugs to all the Wilsonettes, especially those in pain or need ((( )))

Angela in S. WALES Xx

hotpotato said...

beautiful elegant card Sue.

Jean Bullock said...

Oooh, so pretty. I never would have thought to combine glossy with matt. The effect is wonderful. I pinned. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605337989/

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue love the look of this black and white card.
Denise X

Janice K said...

A very sweet monochrome card, love the glitter details.x

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh Sue, just love it! I think it looks striking with the gloss card. Something I've not thought about using only for focal toppers printed from a computer or cd. Beautiful Sue and "thank you" for your inspiration. Congratulations Claire on winning the Wednesday giveaway! Wow! Be prepared to be most impressed as Sue's cards look even more beautiful in real life! Norah, forgot to say, be a proud lady in the way of the invitations that you have made. Credit where it's due xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue and your family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who need one xx Take care xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh Sue, just love it! I think it looks striking with the gloss card. Something I've not thought about using only for focal toppers printed from a computer or cd. Beautiful Sue and "thank you" for your inspiration. Congratulations Claire on winning the Wednesday giveaway! Wow! Be prepared to be most impressed as Sue's cards look even more beautiful in real life! Norah, forgot to say, be a proud lady in the way of the invitations that you have made. Credit where it's due xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue and your family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who need one xx Take care xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh Sue, just love it! I think it looks striking with the gloss card. Something I've not thought about using only for focal toppers printed from a computer or cd. Beautiful Sue and "thank you" for your inspiration. Congratulations Claire on winning the Wednesday giveaway! Wow! Be prepared to be most impressed as Sue's cards look even more beautiful in real life! Norah, forgot to say, be a proud lady in the way of the invitations that you have made. Credit where it's due xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue and your family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who need one xx Take care xx Love Karen xx

Brooke b said...

Lovely card, the monocrome card does give a lovely effect. Congrats to Wednesday winner. xxxx

SusanP, Kent said...

I really must make up my mind which background die to buy. I just CAN'T get them all! Gorgeous card - stylish and pretty. Love the glossy look and the daisies are lovely.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, wow what a difference it makes using a gloss card to cut the background out of, it sheens. I just love the daisies, the black outline makes them pop out of the card :). As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I like monochromatic cards and the gloss and matt looks great.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue what a wonderful card. Love Michelle S xxx

Ms Linda said...

Very elegant card. Your work never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for sharing.

Glennis said...

Fabulous card - I always love black and white

Theresa Pace said...

it's very pretty and the gloss card creates such contrast. lovely, hugs xx

Jane Franklin said...

The gloss card looks really great and the black and white effect just adds more wow to it. Your ideas are amazing. Luv to all jax

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue ,another winner today.
Itas.

Diane Maitland said...

Good evening, what a wonderful idea. I wouldn't have thought to try that. Was it photo card you used? It makes the most striking card especially with the little touches of black.
Hello everyone, hope everything is going well for you.
Love & hugs from Diane xxxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Love today's card using the gloss card stock beautiful design too must try and buy your magical butterflies too.
Thanks Sue hugs xxx

Crafty hugs to yorkielass& L, Lynda and all wilsonettes .
Congrats to Claire.

Hugs
Jean D
Xxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. Love it. Well done to the card winner.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue back after two weeks holiday missed you all sue a beautiful card love it all your work is stunning congrats to the winner love to all xxxx June xxxx

craftynanna said...

hi sue, a really beautiful card today, it is really the best,
well done clare for winning a WOW card, regards to all J

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue,
Your card today is tres chic! Beautiful card love the monochrome with the different textures x

Sorry not been around much again, bad case of virus followed by a cold sapping what little energy I have.
I have been loving all your Christmas cards though, will try and go back tomorrow and leave some messages for you on them xx

Best wishes for Katie-Louise sweetlove

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations Clare!!
I really like the gloss cardstock against the matte!! Great result to this experiment!! That butterfly is delicious and your card is stunning!!! So many pretty elements to it! TFS!

alimecca said...

Hi just a couple of messages. To Maria Alder, thanks will think about that one. To Lynda thanks for the message about Lynne, please pass on my love to her and glad to hear her hubbie and son are on the road to recovery. Love Alison xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue and wonderful friends, Todays card is just georgus, love the gloss card, and the daisies are a real WOW.
Congratulations Claire on winning the Wednesday give away card.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Norah, You should be so proud of yourself, you have given the almost newlyweds a real boost with their very personal invitations, I am so pleased for you. LOL

Dawn Holben said...

Beautiful and I love the simplicity yet detail on this card and the effect that the glossy card gives.
Also really starting to like the effect that black card gives as I am not usually a lover of black but the last couple you have done are starting to change my mind.

Di said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card, black and white always looks elegant. Love your dies Sue.

Di. x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, the glass card really brings another element to the design. Beautiful.

Hugs Alice xx

Kathy Krug said...

I really like the gloss card stock. It gives a very interesting effect.

Darlene4527 said...

Love the glossy white and the black together...stunning!

Sandy H said...

Striking card. The glossy card stock certainly works here. I'm hoping to treat myself to the complete petal daisies which I couldn't get when I bought the open ones.
I've got lots of catching up to do on this week's blog. I've just watched the first two hours of Thursday's shows. Thanks for brilliant demos.
Well done Clare on your win. Glad the invites were such a success Norah. Handmade bespoke definitely beats "professional" mass produced any day.

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Gail said...

Gorgeous card and luv the contrast between the gloss and matte card - fab - also luv this sentiment xx GailT xx

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card :)

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Catching up with your blog as missed a few days
I Have these dies and would never of thought on using like you have- it's a stunning card Sue
Take care Hazel G XX