Sunday, 12 October 2014

True Friends

Good Sunday morning all!  Fire and Ice for today's card.  I started by stamping the Justrite background called Tufted Vintage Labels Seven with our Flake and Glitter glue on to black card.  I gilded it with Summer Meadow gilding flakes once the glue turned clear.  I covered the background with a sticky adhesive sheet then coated it with Iced Snow.  I stamped the sentiment (Justrite Friendship Vintage Labels Seven) using a black archival ink pad and cut it out with Vintage Labels Seven.  I mounted it up on foam for dimension.  I gilded a piece of card then die cut several of my Classic Rose die out of it, enough to make the two roses.  I seated them on gold tulle with some black twine.  I made two matching stick pins to go with them.  I matted my background on a piece of black card that I ran dries clear glue around the edge of, then covered it with Midnight Snow.  I cut some white and black mats, including a white pierced mat layer to complete my card.    Finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.

Now for this week's Comment Game Winners.  They are:
Chris Kelly!!!
Ellyscard creatif!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed. Oct. 8th, the winners are:
Jenny L!!!
Gail Chase!!!
Helen Jones!!!

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


Pam said...

Happy Sunday Sue and everyone, what a beautiful card today. Congrats to all winners , enjoy your prizes.
Feeling slightly anxious about getting back to work tomorrow, seems so long sine June when I was last there but I need to do it for my sanity.
Hope everyone is well and hugs all round, help yourselves.

Vick said...

Oh wow this technique never fails to make me gasp at it, I simply love it and still have never tried it personally, think its time to do it for Christmas maybe!! hugs, Vick xx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning simply stunning, Sue never thought to gild card and then cut out to make the roses. What sort of dumbo am I they are fantastic. Have a great day. xxx

Anonymous said...

Love this card, Sue, particularly the background stamp (but would then have to get the labels dies too!)and gorgeous embellishments. Have the ingredients for fire and ice and really must try this technique.
Well done to all the winners.

'P' in Wales

Pam, good luck for tomorrow - just take it slowly!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
Lovely card. Must give the rose technique a try.
Evis McCarthy.

Jane said...

I really like the fire and ice concept , the gilded roses are amazing.

Jane xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love todays card, the Fire and Ice technique looks stunning . The sentiment is beautiful too.
Congratulations to all of the Comment Game Winners.
I will be thinking of you tomorrow Pam.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Another beautiful card. Thank you. Love the gilded roses. I hadn't thought to gild card and then cut it out. A useful technique.

Love, Roz.x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow a very dramatic card lovely thank you, I now do the fire and ice quite a lot thanks.
Good luck for tomorrow Pam give it a day then it will be like you never left. Congrats to all the winners. Take care all. Kitty.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue a beautiful opulent card with a true and touching sentiment. Congratulations to all the winners and enjoy your day everyone x

Anonymous said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue and all Wilsonettes.
I bet you have been missed so much at work Pam that you will be welcomed back with open arms. Good luck hon.

Im having a 'dumb' moment !! I could have sworn that the background was made by your embossing folder plus corner stamps ! Im really struggling with the instructions lol maybe I should re-read it when Im feeling a little more human !!
It really is a stunning card, full of luxury. I picked up a pot of the black snow a few months ago, and put it back, I shall certainly add it to my receipt when I go and fetch my gold and silver card from my little shop when it arrives, then I shall be all prepared to start my C cards.
Many congrats to all comment winners enjoy your gift.

To all that dont feel so well, I send my love and hugs.
Hope you all have a lovely day full of smiles and crafty happiness.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
Today's Card Is Vibrant, Striking, Rich, Awesome.
What A Truly Exquisite Card I Like Yourself Love Black Card As I a Believe It Makes Cards "POP" I Love Your Fire And Ice Technique, I Love That You've Used The JustRite Tufted Vintage Labels Seven, I Have This And It's Stunning! I Love The Fabulous Summer Meadows Gilding Flakes Which You've Used And Then To Complete The Fire And Ice Technique You've Used The Awesome Iced Snow.
I've Just Purchashed A Couple Of The Fabulous 100ml Pots Of Iced Snow, Great Idea Brining Larger Pots Out As I'm Using So Much On Christmas Cards Etc:
I Just Love Your Awesome Gold Rose's And The Beautiful Tulle And Twine And Stick Pins To Finish Off, I Just Love The Wonderful Sentiment You've Also Used.
Sue Thank You For This Fabulous Card And All The Great Ideas, Tips, And Techniques, I Can't Begin To Tell You How Much I Appreciate It. "I Love This Blog"
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All
Congratulations To All The Weekly Comment Gift Winners.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
What a gorgeous card - so clever using gilded card/paper to make the roses
Pat x

Gail said...

Morning Sue and fellow crafters,
A very ornate looking card, still not sure if it's for me.
Congratulations to all the winners , Hugs for all who need one.
Gail Cx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & Friends,
I love the fire and ice technique on ant card but this one looks amazing, the classic roses made from gilded paper is a great idea, thanks Sue and the stick pins look stunning as aways!
Pam good luck for tomorrow, it must be very daunting, you will be in my thoughts all day,
Cameeli, hope you enjoy you Sunday and manage to fit some craft time ,
I wish you all a peaceful, fruitful Suday xx
Love and hugs to all of you lovely friends,
Sandra xxxxxx

Hazel said...

A beautiful stunning card.

Congrats to all the winners especially Jenny L whom I know will be thrilled with her win.

Hazel x

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is sooooooooooooooooo gorgeous Sue, really outstanding beautiful. I´m soooo in love with this one here, and really think, I´ll have to try and lift this one.
HAve a wonderful sunday hun and enjoy a day off hopefully for once.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the gilded roses and of course the background.
Congratulations to all the winners. Will be thinking of you tomorrow Pam, try not to do too much too soon. Sue xxx

Glennis said...

Love the fire and ice effect - great job!

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the ice and fire technique thank you for sharing your talent with us crafters tracyw x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so rich and opulent and a beautiful sentiment.

Pam gentle hugs for you will think about you tomorrow Bless youxx

Congratulations to all the winners

Hugs Annx without an "e"

TDQ Karen said...

Just beautiful, love this effect. Congratulations to all the winners

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous it is so opulent. I do like the effect you get with the Fire and Ice technique it really makes the card pop. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a fantastic day. Hugs Jackie

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue ... Have a nice Sunday ..x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a stunning card, very ornate and elegant. I don' think you can beat black & gold for a truely rich looking card. Will try the flakes on my rose dies. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Wendy L said...

Looks fab, xxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

A very rich coloured card today, luv the flowers.

sonja_w said...

Simply gorgeous. Love this technique. Have not tried gilding flakes before, but I think they have just moved to the top of my "must do" list, the flowers you have made are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. X

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sie wow I love this one its so classy. I love how you have made the roses. Take care

Debs A xxx

Annie said...

Beautiful card, very rich!
Hugs Annie x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card . love Jean Z xxx

Chris Curry said...

Beautiful, vibrant card Sue. Sumptuous. Thank you. Xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Oh my, this is beautiful!!!! I just love it, so rich and luxurious!!! Love it, love it, love it.

val jones said...

So lovely as always Sue.
Many Congrats to the winners.
Love val in Spain x

Aspiring crafter said...

Great card Sue, just love those roses!
Congrats winners!

ang said...

Gorgeous card,angxx

Anonymous said...

A stunning card, Sue

Anne (Northampton)

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift is a little too dark and heavy for me. So for me the star of today's gift is the sentiment. It is the truest I have seen ever and I use it whenever and wherever I can. I'm sorry Sue I don't seem to be having a good week=end re your gifts. So I'm looking forward to this coming week.

Norah - Take your time. You have had one of the worst experiences you can have and everything cannot go back immediately. The pain never really goes it just changes as time goes on. Mum will always be with you as long as you remember and talk to her.
I hope I haven't upset you in saying that.
Pam - please remember take it steady tomorrow and be prepared to be absolutely shattered tomorrow evening.
Sandra - we don't use the tunnel as the ferry is much cheaper and we can get a meal/coffee and escape any noisy passengers whereas on the tunnel you can't.

We have a little sunshine again this morning and the trees are now wearing their beautiful Autumn wardrobe.
Congratulations to all the very lucky winners.
To all who are in pain and not well hope you feel better soon.
To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,the fire and ice technique always looks so amazing.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Congrats to the winners, Great card today sue so amazing, hugs Sarah xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I absolutely LOVE this sentiment. The flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Congrats to all the winners.
Pam, you will feel so much better when you get back to the routine of going to work. Just take it easy.

Janette MacArthur said...

Love the fire & ice technique ! Have just made a card for my son & daughter in law's wedding anniversary using the same technique incorporating a mask!
Janette x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

rich opulent card and the gilded rosesadd to the rrichness, beautiful,

Muriel x

Jacquie said...

This is gorgeous Sue, always love your Fire & Ice techniques.

Congratulations to all the winners

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Eemeli said...

Not sure if this is slightly too dark to my taste. Love the design but on my computer
screen the black looks just a bit too dominating.


gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
A truly beautiful card and sentiment.
Jenny L is going to be one happy girlie when she sees her name lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Lesley Cann said...

This card is a little to dark for me but really love the sentiment that you have used.

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue

Another beautiful card this morning and i love that fire and ice effect, TFS

Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs xxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats to the winners. Very elegant card today

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card with an even more beautiful sentiment! Congratulations to all the winners. Love Jean xxx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Quite a dramatic effect with the fire and ice. Love the sentiment, so true but sometimes hard to live up to.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry I haven't been around but as you know went up to Scotland and like the idiot I am, forgot to take my iPad with me! Had a quick glance through last night at the week's cards and have to say they were beautiful - I really liked the sunset one and the Christmas ones and the heart stamps were really cute! Love today's even though it has a lot of black! It is very rich and classy. Well done to the winners as well.
Pam, I see you are back to work tomorrow - I hope everything goes well but please take it easy as you will be shattered! I'm sure everyone will be so pleased to see you.
Norah - what can I say!we have had the most beautiful time in your lovely country. For once, the sun cam out as we crossed the border at Carter Bar! We had a bit of rain on the Monday as we got to Oban but it dried up and from then we had 3 fabulous days of glorious sunshine! Had a lovely day on Isle of Mull - hubbie got to see his White Tailed Eagle so he was happy! Another day on Seil and another up around Fort William and Glencoe. Went uo Gondola at Aonoch Mor and had such fantastic views. Glencoe looks even more spectacular in the sun! Friday was a bit washed out but then sun again yesterday for our travel back. Came home via Inveraray and Arrochar as that was where we last went and again totally different when you don't need the wipers on full all of the time. To top it off we called at the beautiful Rosslyn Chapel and I was blown away by it - absolutely stunning. You have such a beautiful country and all of the Scots made us feel very welcome. Mind you it's lovely to come home though! I have a very clingy cat at the moment who is following me everywhere and as soon as I sit down she just wants a cuddle.
Well must go and get started on the washing ( back to reality!) . I will try to catch up with all the comments, but I do hope everyone has a lovely day and sending love and hugs to those who need/ want them. Great to be back, love Alison xxx

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

A beautifully opulent card today; the roses are stunning. I love it! Thank you for sharing this and congratulations to today's winners. Enjoy the rest of your day Sue.
Margaret A.

Jill Liddle said...

Beautiful card today. The colours chosen go together really well.

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, a very beautiful card today, worthy of the time taken to make it. The black snow is truly lovely on a black background. Congratulations to the winners especially the extra qualifier which is such a pleasant surprise.
Hope the sun is shining on all today.
X Ros

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, a very beautiful card today, worthy of the time taken to make it. The black snow is truly lovely on a black background. Congratulations to the winners especially the extra qualifier which is such a pleasant surprise.
Hope the sun is shining on all today.
X Ros

nannapat said...

What a striking card Sue, absolutely beautiful. Congrats to this week's winners. Pat x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very dramatic card, love the fire and ice technique. Stunning.
Congratulations to the winners.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Love this fire and ice technique - such a stunning card
Carol x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Fabulous card. The sentiment is very true and meaningful. I would never have thought of guilding card and then cutting out the roses, that is definitely one I am going to try. Suppose I had better pretend to do some housework first before I rush into my craft room!

Love Rosemarie xx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, late morning for me today. Such a beautiful card to greet us on this bright Sunday, love the technique you have used and definitely going to have a go, my list of things to try is getting longer and longer.

Good luck on the work front Pam but go easy.

Have a great Sunday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy. Hugs June Smith xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, the fire and ice technique are stunning, and the sentiment is beautiful.
Alison so glad you had a lovely time up here in Scotland. We do have some nice weather sometimes, as we say Haste ye back!
Pam take it easy tomorrow, you will be absolutely shattered by the afternoon
Congrats to all today's winners, enjoy your goodies.
Take care everyone, Jess x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, an absolutely stunning card
love your fire and ice technique and on
black it is amazing. Congratulations
to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card today!
Lorna D

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another of your stunningly superb creations.
I love this fire and ice technique, and your roses are very beautiful.
Oooooooo I'm really chuffed to be one of your winners today.
Thank you so much, will email you shortly.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

karenlotty said...

I always love this technique and the tip to gild intricate pieces first then cut is a fab idea

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, another wonderful example of a great technique (which I have yet to attempt). Love the rich colours, and it looks great with the black, very elegant. Congrats to the comment game winners. Have a lovely Sunday. Bx

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and everyone, what a luscious card today. I love the roses done this way.

Good luck for tomorrow Pam. I had a return to work after some months off earlier in the year and it takes a bit of time to get back into the swing of things so treat yourself kindly whilst you're getting there - and after a few weeks you'll hopefully feel up to speed. Best of luck.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous very opulent.

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning card sue! I have this set, it's great.
Congrats to the winners.
xx Jan

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - Love this - so opulent - must try!
Clare W

lilygee said...

A lovely interesting technique with one of the most beautiful sentiment stamps ever.
Lilygee x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning, elegant and classy all rolled up in one beautiful package!!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh my giddy aunt! Todays card is exquisite! I just wish I had your talent Sue...your mind must hold a whole encyclopedia of ideas and I would just love one page of it!

Been married 46 years today..a couple of blips along the way but I suppose that's what life is all about.
Good luck for tomorrow Pam and just take it steady.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Hugs to all who need them and hope your days get better.

Love Sheila xx

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue and everyone, beautiful card, beautiful sentiment, this card is so opulent, I love it. Not managed to visit my craft room for two whole weeks:( due to work commitment, fingers crossed today I will. Yeahhhhhhh!
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone. Linda.

CHERYL brown said...

Happy Sunday morning to all Wilsonettes. Today's card looks a tad dark for me unless that is the camera not picking up the colours in a good light. Very interesting though.
Congratulations to all winners, you will enjoy your gifts.
Pam, take a few deep breaths and then remember to keep breathing. You will be fine at work tomorrow, you have us all wishing you the very very best and we will carry you when you falter. Good luck.
Hugs to all that need one this week.
Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another gorgeous card todsy. Simply stunning. I love the fire and ice technique. Thank you.
Bye for now
SandraP xxx

DMJ said...

What a stunning card, a trifle dark for me, too, but love the effect.

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The fire and ice background looks amazing and I bet it looks even better in real life. I'm loving the background stamp,as well.
Beverley W

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today, if a bit on the dark side for me. But it's the technique that matters not the colour of the card. Although I do like black cards. I must give this technique a go. I know I say that every time. But I will one day.
Don't over do it tomorrow Pam, you're first day back to work.
Hugs to all in need of one today, and I shall make a start on putting our bedroom back to its original state. Perhaps not quite as I'm trying to get Pete to throw away clothes that don't fit him any more. I know, you thought it was only ladies that kept their clothes. He's had so many operations on his stomach that he has 4 large hernias so what he used to wear will never ever fit him, so why is he keeping them I keep asking him. No answer, is the stern reply.
Hugs to all in need of one today and have a lovely Sunday.

ellyscard creatief said...

This is a Wow card.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful rich card today with a lovely sentiment and two gorgeous roses, congratulations to all the lucky winners
Pam you'll be fine tomorrow just take it easy and rest your ankle when you can
Sheila happy anniversary
Norah sending you an extra hug
Hugs and best wishes to everyone

Lacelady said...

Whatever you use your fire and ice technique on ends up looking incredible Sue. I love it. Congrats to all the winners too.

nattyboots said...

Sue your card is just FAB.....
Congrats to the winners.
Elaine H X

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. I love fire and ice and this card shows it of to perfection. I have tried making the roses with a piece of gilded card but the plain card on the back always shows but yours don't but I love them anyway. Thank you for all the lovely ideas you show us and share with us. Hugs Heatherx

Brooke b said...

Congrats to this weeks winners. Beautiful card as always.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card - I love this technique. Your gilded roses are stunning :-) Congrats to the winners. Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

Gail said...

Gorgeous card and looks so opulent - luv the roses and will defo have to give that a go and Luvin the stick pins - I've been making some of these myself even though I don't really use them on cards or haven't up to now but it was so therapeutic I've been and purchased some more beads for another session xx enjoy the rest of your weekend xx GailT xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card but a little too dark for me. The roses are stunning though and the sentiment is beautiful.

Pam - good luck for tomorrow.
Sheila Ginger - Happy Anniversary!

Congratulations to the winners, what a lovely way to start the week.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Wow a dramatic card for today, lovely.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Stunning card. Must see how you make those roses. They are very realistic. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn. X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very rich and elegant looking. I love your fire and ice technique although not yet tried it myself. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Barbara said...

Stunning card, have tried gilding flakes but never together with iced snow. The effect is gorgeous especially the gilded rose. I am trying that today!!!!!
Have the Midnight Snow but not opened it yet.

SHARICA said...

Another fab card .. and YAY!! I am a winner .. congrats to all other winners :)

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonette Angels,
WOW Sue, this is one of those dear cards that i just couldn't afford to buy. I must admit having fallen in love with the stamp and the die as it is a lovely shape but it will need to be way down the wish list as there are other more important things before it, like top of the list is getting the filigree poinsettia die as it is so pretty and i could them put the filigree bow with it to complement it. Thank you Sue for bringing that touch of luxury to our grasp as well.
Well done to all our winners this week.
Pam, i know exactly what you mean about the stating back work after being off for a while as i felt queasy, sweating, scared when i had been off for a year and they put me into a total new team that i knew no one, so yes flower deep breaths and do a Les Dawson in arms under bust putting everything in place and walk with head held high and as long as you are in flats you shouldn't fall.
Sandra, accomplished i am not, but i am trying to make them as handmade as possible and not look homemade. I took one to let my friend see it as i am going to be making her sons' wedding invitations(he is marrying my special niece) and she was fair taken with them and i am hoping that it wasn't because she was trying to be nice as i don't want to make a fool of them. I have made these in silver and white with iridescent lace, a diamanti heart with chiffon and satin ribbon through it. So fingers crossed that they are received ok.
Steph, you are just getting that after me yesterday, as i just couldn't get it through my noggin yesterday that it was patterned papers and not stamped, so don't worry you are good company. I wish instead of our brains going off on holiday by themselves they would take the rest of our body with them.
Alison, i am so glad you saw my beautiful country in all it's glory as it can be breath taking on some of the roads that you go up or come down. When the sun is shining you get to see all the different colours of trees, bushes, heathers and plants and just how they mark out the landscape is remarkable. We can have beauty in the tiniest thing though and so does England. A kind word, nod or action can make all the difference to a holiday and i am so glad you got treated to that. Welcome home though and i bet your cat is wondering if you are going to desert her again soon. How is your Aunt?
Tina, i have a stupid question:- is Anthea your daughters maid of honour? Because i can be slow i am not sure but what i can pick up is that she is your "adopted daughter". I have friends like that, that have adopted me over the years as the either the daughter they never had or the one they could always tell things to when their own was going off on a collision course with reality.Mum always said that Jim and I would get a piece(sandwich for anyone not Scottish, sorry) at anybodies door.
Thank you my angels for keeping me going when i need it most. You pick me up when i am down and keep me going when i don't see any point, so thank you can never say what i really feel and mean for what you all do for me.
Well my hills are still having a sleep in this morning so i will go and leave you all with hugs for all my angels here on blog and those not able at the moment,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Dawn Louise said...

Fabulous card, regal and grand, x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card today, I need to make a card for my sister in law today, I got her your butterfly dies for her gift,
So she will be over the moon, crafty hugs Julie xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
it's another WOW card. Absolutely stunning and of course the icing on the cake are your roses and stick pins.
It's another masterpiece, elegant and gorgeous.
Hus, Rose

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, I can't tell you how wonderful it is to be back home and able to get inspiration from your cards. Today's card is gorgeous and I love the gilded roses so must get out my flakes and have a go. Goiong to play catch up this afternoon and marvel at all of the cards which I have missed. Hugs xx Pauline A

nzillingworth said...


Kate's Cards said...

What a sumptuous card! xxx

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Susan White said...

I love cards with the main focus of a lovely sentiment - congrats to all this weeks lucky winners, and hope the sun is shining for everyone today as it is here! Susan x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card today - fire and ice technique produces stunning results. Love the colour combination. Linda S

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Stunning card, this is such a magical technique, the sentiment is so true.
Congratulatins to the lucky winners.
Good luck for tomorrow Pam, take it steady, will be thinking of you.
Happy Anniversary Sheila.
Alimecca welcome back, hope your cat is recovering.
Norah sending love and hugs to you and Rory.
Hugs to Jean D and everyone.
June xxx

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said....

Very stunning card today. Love love those flowers, gorgeous.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Classy card. Slightly dark. Love the sentiment.

Pam it's like falling off a bike and within half an hour you will remember why you love or hate it!!!!! Mine would be the latter I think!!!

Love to all. Keep crafting xxx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue and all the crew!!

Such a pretty card today I love the fire and Ice Technique it's really lovey with the classic rose.

Congratulations to all the winners.
Pam you will be fine, don't be anxious, it has been a long time, but guess what, its just like riding a bike. Will be thinking of you, head up, deep breath and knock em dead!!
Hope everyone is enjoying a peaceful Sunday ...
Cameeli xxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I love the colours, love the techniques and absolutely adore the sentiment. Gorgeous !!
Congratulations to the very lucky Winners !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

darcydaydream said...

Love the card. Very dramatic. Really do need to try this technique.
Love Christine in Darcy.....xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Just had a thought...hmmm don't have many of those!! I'm a member of Joanna Sheen's forum and if you join you could share your card making on there, as it was mentioned some of you would love to share your cards with us, I don't make too many but have put some on there this morning and I come under the name of Ginger. Hope to see some of you there especially as I know alot of you buy on Joanna's website.
Sue I hope you don't mind me adding this to your post.
Have a good day and hopw the sun is cheering all of our lovely Wilsonttes up. Thank you for the Anniversary greetings too.

Love Sheila xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue beautiful card today, I really must try that fire and ice technique. Now why haven't we all thought of gilding paper to make roses!! Haha it will be this years fashion now! Have a great day love Diane G xxxx
Congratulations to the winners xxx
Sheila happy anniversary xxxx

Jacqueline Baylis said...

Oh Sue this is a lovely card, happy Sunday to you as well.xx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, great colours and shapes.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
WOW WOW WOW!!!!! I'm off to make my version.
Sheila x
PS Congratulations to the Winners!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

The fire and ice technique is fab and I lo the sentiment.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
another gorgeous card again today, I have this stamp so will give it a go, thanks for sharing your many talents with us.
Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Have a great day everyone. Susi x

lilian said...

Hi All, beautiful card . Lilian

Jackie Whiteman said...

Beautiful card, great technique, wonderful colour tones - love it!!

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card love it.
crafty hugs helen xxx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Maureen Killen said...

Good afternoon Sue, and all the ladies.
I love everything about this card, Sue, but the background is a bit dark for me. Of course, seeing it up close and personal may convince me that it's not too dark (lol).
Alimecca - glad you're back and enjoyed your break in Scotland.
Sheila - congrats on your Anniversary. Only a few bumps along the way of 46 years, you're lucky. We have bumps every 46 minutes!!!
Pat SW - hubby's clothes are one of the bumps that we have. Them and shoes. He's worse than a woman for shoes and I cannot tell you how many have gone into the charity bag never worn!
Norah, because Scotland is so close we go regularly and have been when it's red hot, and when the golf courses have been under water up to the top of the flags. Doesn't make any difference - we always have a wonderful happy time.
Yorkielass, I'm so disappointed I won't get to meet up this time, but you're probably heaving a sigh of relief ha ha. x
Pam, don't get stressed, just go in and breathe and I bet everyone will make such a fuss of you.
Love to all xx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very opulent. Kind regards Joanne K x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone ,stunning card I love the way you made the flowers.
Congrats to all the winners.

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue, Love your dies just received your dies from Austrian collection beautiful dies and superior in quality. Planning to get French and Spanish collection in the future. Thank you for this wonderful card and your fabulous techniques. Love Dorothy.

Helen Kington said...

Good afternoon Sue - I love this card it is so rich and opulent. After white on white I think black is a close second.
Have just been to see my Mum and her sister who is visiting for a few days. Bless her she comes over from Ireland twice a year to check on Mum. I'm not sure they have stopped talking yet!!
Pam I along with everyone else will be thinking of you tomorrow. Just think how happy everyone will be to see you back - but remember you will be exhausted tomorrow night.
Congrats to the winners and I hope everyone has a good day. Helen K xx

IVY Cheong said...

Absolutely love this card and the technique used.


Ivy ling xx

Karen Drew said...

Congratulations to the winners.
Todays card is very elegant. The sentiment is so lovely as it is so true.
Karen xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Really stunning technique and the cards beautiful.
Well done ladies.

terrie said...

Congrats to all the winners...enjoy your prize.

Sue, your card turned out very rich and elegant looking...

Well done

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue and lovely blog friends

Beautiful card Sue, I love the technique used for the back ground, and I love the verse.

Pam, Good luck going back to work, I'm sure you have been really missed. Hugs to you and Robbie X

Sheila. Many congratulations on 46 yrs of marriage, I hope you have had a lovely day. X

Hi Norah. Yes, Anthea was Claire's Maid of Honor or ( dis-honor )Her words not mine. Claire and Anthea met when Claire was doing her Saturday job. They instantly clicked ,and have the same wicked sense of humor. She adopted us the 1st time we met, she said she loved the mother daughter relationship I have with Claire and asked if she could be part of it. We didn't hesitate,as she comes with a lovely boy who thinks we are grand parents. ( love it ). Her mum is a lovely lady but does'nt really listen to her. Don't get me wrong she loves her mum. I have met her several times and she's lovely, but I get what Anthea means by not listening. They both have a tough path to walk now with Anthea's cancer, and we have opened our home up to Anthea her son Jake and her mum if they need a break and want to be waited on at weekends before the treatment starts again on the Monday.
Love and hugs to you and Rory X

Hugs to my special friends X

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the fire and ice technique. The gilded roses are amazing!
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Vie Carter said...

Such a really beautiful elegant card today Sue

congrats to the very lucky winners


Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone!Only one word "Exquisite" Sue.It's coming up quite dark but my how wonderful colours and the gilded roses and stickpins is just so.....Thank you for sharing

Janet-really hope it's all clear for you both to go back to Burgundy on Tuesday. Are you staying over Christmas or do you celebrating that here?
Alimecca-lovely to hear about your trip to Scotland.It reminded me of ours some year back(fort william,Oban etc) Love to go back one day,so many places so little time.
Happy Anniversary Sheila G-hope you both have/had a wonderful day!
Pam- good luck for tomorrow,you'll be fine just take it slowly.Hug.
Wardrobes dilemmas Pat S-yes it's the same here.Trousers and shirts he think he will get "back into" one day when the "style is back",they are 20 odd years,Get rid! Saying that I probably should look on my side of the wardrobe, ups!
Hope our missing Wilsonette's are ok.....
Special hugs to our Norah+Rory and our little ones, Leo,Skylar,Cole and Sarah. Also special hugs to everyone who are going through things at the moment or in pain Take care!
Warm Hugs Maria x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue...Fantastic!! Beautiful!!! Stunning!!! enough said :). As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Joan Donaldson said...

Evening Sue, beautiful card. I wish I had even a quarter of your talent, you can make everything look amazing.

craftynanna said...

hi Sue, a superb card a beautiful Sue Masterpiece, i too will be trying the guilding flake roses, THANK YOU SUE
congrats to sheila ginger and hubby on your anniversary regards to all J

Pam said...

Happy anniversary Sheila and hubby, 46 years such an achievement.
Thank you everyone for good wishes for work, off 15 weeks, new manager, new team members, changed desks, new computer system, o
O Lordy, happy days lol xx

Janice K said...

A beautiful and ornate design that oozes class and sophistication.x

Theresa Pace said...

simply decadent, hugs xx

lynda said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes, gorgeous card today, with my favourite technique Fire & Ice I use it a lot.
I love the background Stamp & sentiment just stunning Sue. I Had lovely cuddles with my smiley baby Grandson Harry had lovely day with my son & his family
Love Lynda Brock xx

Well done all the comment winners enjoy your prizes xx

Pam good luck for work tomorrow take it easy Hugs to you & Hugs to Robbie Lynda xx

Happy anniversary Sheila G hope you both had a good day hugs Lynda xx

Janet Ecco fingers crossed for the all clear Tuesday for your trip to Burgundy Hugs Lynda xx

Special hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Yorkilass ,Tina E Claire &Anthea,Tandy & Grandchildren,Tres,Wheely Bad,Jean D,Hazel,Mrs B,Pat S, Julie Laz,Ita,Diane M,Gail C,Lindsay ,Cheryl B,Norah & Rory,Cameeli, Meg Leo & Skyla,Myra P,
& all that I have forgotten & all that need a hug please take them Love Lynda xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Very classy. Love the gilded rose. SueL x

Darlene4527 said...

Such a rich looking card!

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue love the gilded roses must have a try
Denise X

hazel said...

Hi Sue
What a Stunning card to finish the week with - Fire and Ice- which is my Fav techniques of yours.
Congrats to all the winners
Take care
Hazel G XX

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

Sorry I haven't commented for a while. This card is simply stunning. I love the rose.

June x

Diane Maitland said...

Hello Sue. I love this card, it is so elegant. I love the black and gold, especially the flowers. I must try this soon, lol.
How has everyone been this weekend, are you back at work tomorrow?
I am still at home after the accident with my right foot. Three more weeks until I am back to see the surgeon, hope it is good news. I had a little trip last night but I don't think I have done any damage!!!!
Well done to the very lucky winners :-)
Love and hugs to all xxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card Sue it does look a little on the dark side on my iPad but love the fire and ice technique and the beautiful guilded roses and stick pins are just beautiful.thanks Suex

Hugs to yorkielass , Lynda and everyone xxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Really sorry. I meant to say congratulations to all the lucky winners. Enjoy your goodies

kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful card as usual. The roses are gorgeous. I pinned as usual.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Truly lovely.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue thanks for another stunning card. I've never realised how incredible black and gold could look until now. I can't wait for the rest of the weeks ideas, always something new to learn no matter how long you've been crafting. Many many thanks. Have a great week everyone.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Pam

New management, new team members, changed desk, new computer systems, and a new start for a lady with a lot of what that company needs and thats knowledge and experience. you go in there and show them how it should be done. I will be thinking of you.

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Sandy H said...

Opulent-looking card though it's a bit dark for me - perhaps it's my computer. Yet another way to make those beautiful roses. I hadn't thought of gilding and then cutting.
Good luck for Monday, Pam. Hope you and your husband had a lovely anniversary Sheila G. Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care everyone.

Linda Graham said...

Elegant card Sue, love the black and gold with guilding flakes, thank you, Linda x

auscrafts said...

lovely card missed this yesterday no internet connection

ambretteir8 said...

Another stunning card Sue thank you so much for the inspiration
ambretteir x

Dawn Holben said...

Very elegant and the sort of card many of my friends would like so thank you for the inspiration.