Sunday, 9 November 2014


 Good Sunday morning all!  I know that this card will not appeal to everyone because of the black card that I have used, but it did get quite a few comments from the presenters on the One Day Wonder Shows a few weeks ago now.  It is quite striking I think so I did want to give it a day on the blog.  I started by cutting the French Collection Background out of black card.  I left a rather wide border on it too.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimension and added it to a piece of gold non -mirror (but not quite a pearl) card from my stash.  This card isn't our vintage gold and to be honest, I haven't a clue where it came from, but it matched the satin ribbon beautifully so I decided to use it.  I gave it a thin white mat to frame it, then added a paper pierced black mat, a matching gold mat and a final black mat to sort the entire background of the card.  I stamped my sentiment (from Justrite) and heat embossed it in gold detail powder on to black card.  I cut it into a strip and then added a forked end to it.  I made a matching white mat to give it some pop and glued it to the lower portion of the background.  I made a satin ribbon rose using the same technique that I did on my very first video found here (  I added it to the end of my sentiment strip with a gold twine piece and some black tulle as accents.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.

Now for this week's Comment Game winners.  They are:

Barbara Macaskill!!!
Haze T!!!
Nubiene Peltier!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed., Nov. 5th, the winners are:
Fran Bailey!!!
Kitty Davies!!!

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


Anonymous said...

Well, Sue, I do like black and certainly love the drama of this card - lovely floral embellishment too.
Well done to all the winners - nice to see Kitty's name there.

'P' in Wales

Karen - so pleased surgery went well - did look it up when you said about it and it sounded quite drastic.

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! This is a dramatic card! Lovely. The flower is gorgeous and sumptuous. Congratulations to all the winners!

Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,

I love the black and gold. So elegant and classy.

Love, Roz.x

Glennis said...

I think the colours on this one are very elegant - I like it very much!

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Black and Gold quite elegant, thank you. I t looks like I have won a prize. Many congrats to the other winners. Take care all Kitty.

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card, just love the French Collection, xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the black and gold it looks very elegant. With this background die you cannot fail to make a beautiful card. It's brilliant that you can make the edges as wide as you need I find that so useful.
Karen glad everything went well for you.
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Breezes said...

I'm absolutely loving this card ! Bold, strong, nothing wishy washy about this one - gorgeous !

Well done to all the winners !


Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

It's not the black that bothers me but black with yellow,not sure about this.

Sand G said...

Hi Sue
I love this French background die. Definitely my favourite one so far. The flower is lovely too. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Happy Sunday!

tracy w said...

Hi sue
I love the design of this die and the flowers its a beautiful card thankyou for sharing with us tracyw x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful striking card today. The gold behind he black shows off the gorgeous die so well, and finished with a lovely flower. I love it : )
Congratulations to all of the winners:)
Sending my daily hugs to everyone with special thoughts to all that have lost people in the wars.
We will remember them.
Take care.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
As you say and probably have guessed that today's gift is not going to be my cup of tea. I know gold/black is a very classic combinations but it is just a little too dark.
I have finally bought your French background and have one piece cut ready for me to play with so perhaps I can do something in another set of colours.
I too have had a sneak look at your next set of dies and oh don't they love beautiful. I especially like the edge ones.

Sandra - Fingers crossed for the girls footy. Hope the pitch isn't too waterlogged for them. Didn't do too much housework yesterday and so managed to get a few more season cards done. Still a lot to go though. Time is just going far too quickly this year as I've also got a cross stitch picture (9inch x 19inch) on the go supposedly for a present and my fingers at the moment really do not like this weather. It's only this year that I've started having problem with my hands but I really shouldn't complain as I shouldn't have thrown a wobbly three years ago and had the heart attack and then I could have stayed on the anti-inflams. (Note to self - Stop moaning - sorry.
Norah - Am so sorry that Rory's jumper has to be taken back. I think he would have really enjoyed showing it off. Still that's sisters for you isn't it.
Steph - Hope you're well and truly wrapped up and cosy in your little cubby hole (beautiful craft room) and creating like billy=ho.

Hope everyone going to NEC has a really good time.
Happy Birthdays/Congratulations to all who have need.
Congratulations to all the very lucky winners this week.
To all under the weather and not feeling very well hope you feel better soon.
To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

hollyberry said...

Black and gold,very elegant.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I do like this card but would prefer it if you had not used black. The rose is gorgeous, I will have to rewatch your video to remind myself how you do this
Pat x

vinita jain said...

Love the combination of black and gold and what a creative use of embossing folder. The flower is just a remarkable creation (watched in video)!!! I definitely will give it a try. Classic and elegant card!!!
Congrats to winner!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

A very striking card today I like it very dramatic.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. What a lovely card. The background die looks even more like a spiders web when cut in black. How effective that card would have been fir Halloween just needs a spider in the middle. Xx

Jane said...

I'm not sure why but today's card reminds me of Halloween some how, I like it .

Jane xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another great card but sorry Im not sure on the colour. But I do like the design of it. Take care Sue xxx

Debs As xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and all. A really dramatic card and quite striking in black. Love your die and as always your flower is beautiful. Congratulations to all the winners.x

Aspiring crafter said...

I do like this card Sue and think it is rather sophisticated!
That flower is just fab and the colours show off the lovely die so well.
Hope you are not too tired!

barbiepinkfairy said...

Quite dramatic. I love black but not with Gold would do it with another colour.

Busy weekend as ever

Congratulations to all the winners xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - a very dramatic card - love the flower - congrats to all the lucky winners - Happy Sunday all
Clare W

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Im good with the black but the gold is showing yellow on my screen and The rose looks orange so a bit strange but Im sure it looks great in real life.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, I love the colour and design, the black really shows of the intricacy of the die well. Congratulations to the winners.x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Great card today. Love the black and gold. Congrats to all the winners - enjoy :-) Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, Really elegant card and I love the French collection background it really pings off , I have the border and tag and I must send off for the background die.

Congratulations to all the winners!!

For those off to the Cenotaph for Remembrance or watching on TV, will be shedding a tear and thinking of those who have lost a loved ones.

Have lovely day and a great week.
Cameeli xx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning elegant and wow come to mind when I saw this card Sue. So dramatic and could so easily be made softer by a change of colour. Thanks for sharing xxx

CHERYL brown said...

A beautiful if dark card. Not a lover of black but changed my mind for this one, Sue. As usual, a stunner.
A lovely sunny but cold morning, makes me glad of all my blessings.
Congratulations to all the blog winners.
Hugs to all,
Cheryl x

Debbie Tinks said...

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

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Congratulation winners! I'm not a black card person, but I love this, it's so stunning!
Gail Cx

Anonymous said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue and all friends here.

Congrats to all comment winners - it maynot be a card but I use my comment gift such a lot, so enjoy : )

Striking is all I can say. Its a conversation piece in my mind, and the beauty of your gold ribbon flower takes the eye away from the black, that may sound daft to some, but we all see different things in Sue's cards.
Am I right in thinking the gun powder plot was one day in history ? Well why on earth do stupid Brits make it last a week or so ? WHY !!!? Ba humbug to fireworks unless its on Nov 5th when it should be, and an organised park event ! Oh I see the most loathed OAP in Bolton if Im still around in 20yrs lol !
Have a great day Sue and all friends here whatever your plans.
To our missing friends - we really do miss your comments and hope you'll come home soon (maggie without a bow - im getting concerned)
To all those not feeling so well - feel free to take a hug from my hug basket, and hope it brightens your day a little.

Thinking of those that fell at war - past and present... We shall remember you.

Lancashire Steph xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love using black on my cards it makes this one so dramatic especially teamed with the gold. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love the dramatic card, but not getting the true colours on my screen it's showing yellow and the flower is a rusty colour it's still beautiful.

carol quinn said...

gold and black go together beautifully. lovely card

gwen70 said...

Really striking Sue, love that die

DMJ said...

A stunning card, Sue, but mine looks blue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats to all the winners,

Doreen x

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. I must admit I like a variety of different types of card and this is stunning.
Congratulations to the winners.

Love Val in Spain x

Rosie said...

Good morning Sue
I love, love this gorgeous card. The colours go so well together.....
Congratulations to all the winners....xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A very dramatic card today....I love it and the colours too. Although I know if I made a card with so much black in it for frirnds or family they would think I had lost the plot! Oh But I just love this card...and the background die is just so pretty and one of my favourites.
Hugs to all who are not feeling so good or to those who just need them....hope your days get better very soon.

Love Sheila xx

Lacelady said...

I don't mind the black card at all Sue, besides which, I have enough imagination to be able to envisage it in lots of different colourways. Congrats to the winners, as always.

Jean Z said...

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

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. I probably wouldn't think of making a card in black but I like it. Its very different. Love the fliwer as well. Thank you again. Hugs Heather x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, I love this card even
though it is black and the gold really makes it pop I love the satin
ribbon rose it is gorgeous.
Nancyd xx

nancyd said...

OOPs forgot to congrat. all the winners lucky people.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Really striking, Sue

PharmacyMichele said...

Striking card, very like a spiders web!

Congrats to all the winners.


Sue from Wiltshire said...

Love the dramatic design of this card and it would be a boring world if we all liked the same thing. Pushing the boundaries makes it interesting.

Jill Berg said...

Love the black card - the mix with the gold is a striking affect

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I love this card. It is so striking and elegant. One of my favourite dies. Hope everyone is having a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
As you will have guessed, the black is not for me! However, on my iPad the black actually looks blue, so that's not so bad! Love the background - it always reminds me of an elaborate spider' s web. Congratulations to all of the winners, hope you all enjoy your prize.
Had a fabulous time in London - I left a comment last night about the poppies ( & Paddington Bears) so I won't repeat it, but what an awesome sight!
Karen pleased your op went well. Steph, I also think fireworks should only be in organised events. Hope everyone is well ( or as well as can be expected) and sending love and hugs to all. Love Alison xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooh I love the black card, looks quite spider's webby x

karenlotty said...

I love it! Black and gold is always striking and classy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I Love this card it really shows off the die. Congrats to the lucky winners.
Beverley W

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is beautiful and very dramatic. I really like it, and would be very suitable for people who don't do pretty and pastel. Congrats to the winners. Have a great day all. Bx

Brooke b said...

Another beautiful card. Congrats to the lucky winners. xxxx

Jayne S said...

A very sticking card. I love it.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Well I Like it !!
The flower is beautiful love it.
Congratulations to all winners.
Carol x

auscrafts said...

love the design

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a stunner. Love the background die it reminds me of a spiders web or some gorgeous lace. Its a bueatiful creation with the rose just to finish it off. Congrats to all the lucky winners. Have see your new dies and you are going to make it very hard to decide which ones to buy first but the ivy, flowers and striplets may just have to be the first but then again that could all change when you start to blog your beautiful cards. Have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card.

Take care


Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
This looks very interesting and sounds such a quick card.
I think I might try it with the rose background in my collection!
I need a quick card for my son's girlfriend's birthday. But without the rose!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Congratulations to the Comment Winners.
Sheila x

Anne Crawford said...

Love this background die and the effect it gives, think I will need to order it , I was trying to hold off ordering anymore till I see what demos you have in store for us with your new dies But?
I spent hours yesterday trying to do the high and low technique with the angel die, what patience you must have , it nearly drove me nuts, when I finally managed it , it didn't look great I preferred the angel die cut on the adhesive paper with the micro beads on and then placed on contast paper behind and one I was happy with was the micro beaded angel set onto light golden gilding wax showing through ( used the left over shape of the angel as a stencil for the wax) .
Belated Birthday Wishes to Brenda and Myra P.( so sorry ) I hope you both had a wonderful day! I noticed you were at Loch Ard Myra, are you staying at Forrest Hills ? ( we used to go there it is beautiful ) enjoy!
Congratulations to all the comment winners !
Love and Hugs to all xo

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. The gold behind the black is simply gorgeous. The flower is gorgeous as well. I'm waiting you see what you do with your new dies before I order some more.
Hope you had a lovely day seeing the poppies Mrs B. Hope the girls won their football match and didn't get to wet Yesterday Sandra. Hopefully we might get to Lyndhurst later today, but I'm not promising Sandra, all depending what time Pete wants to leave later on. Hugs to all in need of one today.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is simply amazing. I love black in a card and this die is one of my favourites from the French collection and not a lot else is needed to make a stunning card. Congratulations to all the lucky winners today. Best wishes

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this die, and the black and gold so oppulent.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

TOB said...

I love how dramatic this card is. love the rose. Hugs Theresa x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card and the Black looks fab with the Gold. Love your rose.

Congratulations to all the winners

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card again , love the black and the gold flower .
Congrats to the winners
Elaine H X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, looks like a spiders web. Black and gold so opulent. Can't wait to see what you are doing with your new dies.
Congratulations to all the comment winners.

Take care everyone, Jess x

Anonymous said...

This card is very dramatic. Love the black and I don't think the colour gets used as much as it should. The simplicity of the styling makes is really stylish.

Congrats the winners.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Previous comment mine, hit the wrong button!!!!

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. A very striking card. I had forgotten about your ribbon flower technique so have just watched it over again to remind myself, very inventive. SueL x

Lesley Cann said...

I love the style of the card but for me I would use different colours as am not a great fan of black.

Paula said...

congrats to all the winners, I like the black card, paired with the gold, it makes it very elegant.

hazel young said...

Love it Sue colours and design work well together xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I not a lover of black but would certainly try the card in a different colour. I am now going to have a look at the flower tutorial as I just love it.
Evis M.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone

My what a dramatic sit up and take notice of me card and no mistake! Looks very rich with the gold and black, love the flower too.

Today is a day for reflection I always feel when we remember all those who paid the ultimate price for us.
Whatever else we fail to do, we shall Never fail to think of You.

Margaret corgi owner

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

I love the black and gold, it gives the card a very dramatic look and I love the satin ribbon rose, such a lovely finishing touch.

Congrats to all the winners!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Kate's Cards said...

I like it I think it's really striking! xxx

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today, the backing dies gets better each time I see it. Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning, love everything about this card especially the French"background" die
Congratulations to all the comment winners
Hugs and best wishes to everyone

Maxine T said...

Sue it is beautiful in black and gold, nice change, keep them coming. Maxine T

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Great card very dramatic , congrats to the lucky winners, hugs Sarah ss

Sandra said...

Good Sunday Morning Sue & Friends,
Sue I think the black card highlights the design of the die more, the detail can sometimes get list on white card teamed with the gold, today's card is lovely!
Lots going on here today to encourage us all to take the time to pause and remember those that gave their lives for us, being a town that of late has witnessed so many repatriations of serviceman some of them so young, it just breaks your heart, it's moving to witness as a bystander so how the families of the fallen must feel is beyond my comprehension! God bless them all xxx
Janet, it sounds like you are going to be bush with your cards and Cross Stitch gift, such a lovely, thoughtful gift to receive, not only for the actual cross stitch but for the fact that you have given the recipient a part of your life in effect, you gave given so much of your time, that to me makes a hand made gift so much more special. Bless you, I had no idea that you gad suffered a heart attack, dies thus mean you are unable to take anti inflammatories for your arthritis? Can they give you anything else? By the way you have as much right to a moan as the rest of us, we are friends and sharing our moans and problems us what friends do x
The girls had a 0 -0 draw so that wasn't so much of a disaster, they weren't wet, just very cold! They seem to love it though x take care xx
Steph I am with you on the fireworks thing, it drives me crazy, that they seem to be going if every night for half of November, I wish shoos would just sell them for one day, also I am sure that years ago they weren't for sale in every shop you go in like they are today! Hole you gave a productive crafting day my lovely friend xxx
Pat, please don't worry about going to Lyndhurst on my account, if your passing fine, but please don't make Pete go out of his way! Hugs xx
Anne C sounds like you had fun with the High low technique yesterday, I think once you gave mastered it you will be using it all the time, I did and now need to stock up on double sided sticky sheets again! Xx
Well I must go now, Paul had made a lovely brunch.
Sending huge hugs to my lovely Wilsonette family today, take care everyone xxx
Sandra xxxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonette friends,
Sorry Sue you haven't totally transformed me for the black but i love the design and concept of your card which i could do in different colours.
Well done to all our lucky Wilsonettes on winning this week.
Glad your back home Karen and relatively pain free although be careful crafting please as we don't want burst stitches, staples or to undo the good work the surgeon has done on you.
Alison(Alimecca) glad that you had a great but tiring time down in London. I didn't realise that they were selling off the roses until yesterday and they have all gone. I think they aptly named the beauty though but terrible to realise it's meaning.
Short day for me as i am off to the cemetery with the crosses for my brothers grave from me and mum. This is one of the most important days of the year for me because of all who is not here just to save us, i am here to remember them.
Have a good day everyone with hugs to all my Angels both on blog and not at the moment, i am thinking of you all,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Very stiking and elegant. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I think this is a beautiful card. Very elegant looking. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Craftysusan said...

All your cards are beautiful Sue no matter what the colour. I am not a huge fan of too much black myself but I suspect this card really comes alive when you see it in "the flesh" so to speak.

SHARICA said...

Love the flower :)

Jill Liddle said...

I do like "different" cards and this is definitly "different".

CraftyJo said...

I love black card(s) - this is really pretty.

IVY Cheong said...

Oh Wow! I do love black and especially with gold this card is classy and I love it . You're amazing Sue. Thank you for sharing your inspirations everyday.


Ivy L xx

Dawn Holben said...

Very striking and beautiful, when I first looked at it I wasn't to sure but the more I look at it the more I like it.
And I think it is brilliant card to push me out of my comfort zone of using pale colours.
I am glad you have put it on here.

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue, I must admit when I first saw the card I wasn't sure but I soon realised that I really like it. Sometimes you need to wisen your horizons.
Love Zena. X

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Sue, gorgous card as always, you are so much talented!! The colours combo is very elegant, also I usually prefer bright or pastel colours. Thanks for the videotutorial

TDQ Karen said...

I agree with the others, great spiders web for Halloween. Love the colour combo. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Rach83 said...

Beautiful card and what a background. Your dies are all that is needed on a card to make them extra special. I love the flower too. It's really stunning.

Rachel x

Annie Pennington said...

I like the black and gold together Sue:) Black tulle is on my wish list... hope everyone's having a lovely weekend. x Annie P

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
I think you might be converting me Sue, because I think the black on this is striking against the background. Of course, if I were to actually see it in real life!!!!..... lol
Alison, I'll be going to read your post from yesterday straight after this, but please you enjoyed it. I did look for you on the TV everytime anything came on about it for the last two day, but of course I had no idea what you looked like ha ha.
Have as good a day as you can ladies, and we will all reflect on the sacrifice brave men and women have made for us over the years. xx

Maureen Killen said...

P.s. Oooh sorry, congratulation to all the blog winners.

June Horrocks said...

Beautiful card sue thank you congrats to the winners took a hug steph so your one short thank you. Love to all xxxxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue love this striking card today, the black and gold is very sophisticated. I do love the French background die, I think it's the next one to get.! Hope you have a great day with your mum. Love Diane G xxxx
Congratulations to all the winners xxxx

terrie said...

It's very strinkin' card and I think it turned out fantastic...
Well done Sue

Congrats to the winners

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
absolutely stunning, it really shows the background die off to perfection. And the flower is lovely.
Beautiful card, I reckon you'll slowly but surely convert folk to liking black card.
Hugs, Rose

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
I really love it. I love black and gold, black an silver an black n white. In fact I use this colour quite a lot. Even black,white and teal all in one card lol
Love Tracy from killie xx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, hope you are enjoying the weekend. This cards certainly has a wow factor to it. I love black cards. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Welcome home TOB Theresa. So lovely to have you back. Now where are the rest of our lovelies ?
You are missed.

Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Black adds a dramatic touch. Good for a man's card.
Veronique L

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone. Funny but the black looks very,very dark blue on my screen and it's striking with the golden flower,very nice.

Well I have taken it very easy this morning after spending nearly five hours yesterday at the Nec,lot of fun to do and see but now absolutely shattered and wonder why I do this to myself every year and spending way too much money. I think doh that I much prefer Ally Pally as it's not seem so crowded,near impossible to walk through at some places and I felt for the ones in wheelchairs as that was even worse for them to manage to see at things properly.Anyhow ,have now the butterflies from you Sue and some other bits and pieces from J.S so can't wait for a good day to be able to play. Congrats to all the winners,cherish your win lady's.

Norah,I'm thinking of you and everyone else little extra today as it's a day to remember.For me it's a day to remember friends and family who have passed away over the years,especially my wonderful mother-in-law who passed on the 11/11-98 ,we always light a little candle and take the poppy crosses out on the day.
I loved to hear you found yourself a nice and warm pudding jumper,sure you will look grand in it and do get Rory one too,he would love it.Hugs to you both.
Sandra-hope you enjoyed your brunch ? Glad your girls had fun with the football but it's getting very cold suddenly.
I'm with you Steph-fireworks and bonfires should be done in safe places.Fireworks has gone over three weeks here and the poor neighbours dog is petrified the little thing.
Wonder how our furbabies are,Tilly and Cully,hope you all are ok ?Hugs and well wishes to all who just had ops.or are in hospital and take care if in pain.
Maybe we all need to find a little heaven like Janet's and have a pasty or two and good strong coffee :-)

Warm Hugs Maria x

Susan White said...

Very striking card today - lovely flower, will have to remind myself of the technique on the video! Congrats to all of today's winners too, Susan x

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
Well this card has a statement to say WOW !!! Lovely. Hope you all have had a good weekend.
Congrats to all the winners.
Susi x

Jackie Meechan said...

Not usually a fan of black but yes I love it. Very striking.

Joanna Dickson said...

Congratulations to all the winners.

I managed to complete my French collection yesterday at the NEC but just by pure luck. I only found one stall that had the border/corner set available and there was very few of the actual dies in this set also. In truth I think the majority had taken mainly the Christmas dies although there was a lot of sellers with sell outs of various items on a lot of stalls. A good day was had but im paying for it today. I'm over tired, was hoping to be crafting but very little chance of that at the moment.
Anyway enjoy your Sunday
Lots of love
Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Striking card Sue. Love the black and gold very striking. JJx

barbara macaskill said...

I absolutely LOVE the black and gold! I actually make MANY cards using black and gold or black and silver. I find them to be very elegant and timeless!!
SO excited to see my name as one of the comment winners!! Email sent with my address and I am going to be haunting my mailbox till it arrives! THANK YOU!!!!

Cathie Weary said...

Great card. Love the black and gold combo. Very striking.

Carole Z said...

HI Sue, I do like black and gold...a very dramatic card, love it, hugs Carole Z X

Maryann Laursen said...

Very beautiful card here again Sue, sooo awesome and elegant.
And big congrats to this weeks commentwinners here too, please enjoy yourprizes ladies,

Sue said...

I personally love black cards, so elegant and dramatic! This would be a great College Grad card! Beautiful work as always, Sue.

Helen Kington said...

Good afternoon Sue and all out there. I love this card as black is a colour I seem to be using more and more.
Can I please ask a question - a lot of people are talking about Sue's new dies and having preordered them - where can I see them?
To all who have been to the NEC I hope you had a good time and you will not be having phone calls from your Bank Managers next week.- unfortunately this is now just a great big no for me as I cannot stand or walk for very long.
Congrats to all the lucky winners.
I send caring hugs to all in need and wish everyone a good week ahead. Take care Helen K xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Not sure on this one, it's quite Halloweenish! Love the die tho!!!
Lorna D

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue
First of all, congratulations to all this week's winners. Now, onto the card. I LOVE IT! It's so dramatic and the to die for. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, love the black and gold combo, and I agree with Sue Dunn, it looks very much like a spiders web - a very elegant one:o). Congratulations to all the lucky winners and enjoy your prizes. Back home after the surgery, and I feel like I've been kicked by a mule!! The pain from the herniated disc went immediately but the pain from the surgery iss almost unbearable!! Thank heaven for pain relief is all I can say. Getting better though little by little step by step. Lots of hugs, Karen xx

Maureen Reiss said...

Love this card!!! Very dramatic!!

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I am not entirely sure how I feel about today's card. It is very striking and lovely but I'm not sure it would be to everyone's taste and so I probably wouldn't make it in those colours for anyone else. The black really shows off the beauty of the die though.
Congratulations to today's winners.
Anne - yes I was at Forrest Hills but only called in - we have stayed there in the past. We are at Loch Achray at Tigh Mor. The loch has been so still today the hills, clouds and trees are reflected as if in a mirror.Thanks for your good wishes. Keep trying with the high/low technique - you'll get there.
Last nights meal was lovely but boy did we have to go through torrential rain and floodwater to get there! Thankfully it was dry coming back .
Has been very moving today to see the Remembrance Services. Good to give thanks and remember.
Have a good evening everyone.
Love to all, including You Sue and your Mum.
Myra xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Very nice card.Beauitiful flower.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is gorgeous !! I love black cards, and the flower is beautifully shabby chic, love it !!
Congratulations to the lucky Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Helen K - a good place to look is Sunrise Crafts website

SusanP, Kent said...

My favourite of your background dies looks fab in any colour! Black goes especially well with the gold I think.

GeeBee88 said...

Stunningly beautiful card Sue. I love black in cards, it really adds drama IMO. Gx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, striking indeed and certainly not for everyone, including me, but some of the pictures are showing as dark blue and cream and I think I prefer that colour combination.

Congratulations to all of the winners today, enjoy your prizes.

It has been a day of reflection and remembrance. I always watch the service on TV and when you see the old soldiers marching along with such pride it brings more than a tear to the eye. My paternal grandmother was lucky, all four sons returned safely from WW2 but things could have been so different.

Hugs for everyone today with special careful hugs for Karen.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
Late One Today I've Been Really Busy Making Cards.
(I'm Sorry But I Can't Remember The Lovley Ladies Name That Was Asking About Sue's New Dies To Pre-Order Well I've Got Mine On Order From Sunrise Crafts, They Have All Sue's Products That She Uses, Plus They Will Probably Be On Joanne Sheen
On-Line Shop, To Purchase As She Keeps All Sue's Fantastic Video's.)
NOW For The Most Beautiful, Truly Amazing Colour Pallete The Black And Gold, Like Yourself I Love Black On A Card, I'm Glad You Don't Use Harsh Mirror Board, This Card Is Bold, Sophisticated And Extremely Striking, I Love The Black When You Use To Cut Out Your Dies, It Brings Out The Pure Beauty Of Your Dies, I Love The Stamped Sentiment From JustRite And Your Amazing Rich Rose, I've Watched The Video Many Times.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing This Awesome Card.
Thank You For The Great Photography Shots, I Can't Wait For New Videos To Go Live On "You Tube" Sue Thank You For Inspiring Me Each And Every Day.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Wonderful People Who Stop By And Visit This Fabulous Blog.
Congratulations To All This Week's Comment Gift Winners.
Lancashire Steph, I'm Right There With You, I'm Tired Of The Fireworks Over Two weeks "NOW" My Beautiful Dogs Are So Scared, Fireworks Are So Expensive, These People Must Have Money To Burn!
Margaret Corgi Owner I Hope Your Dogs Are OK And All With Pets Take Care Of Them.
I read A Sort Of Funny Story From My Craft Leader This Morning Saying Her Dog Was So Scared Because Of Fireworks, He Tried To Get In The Shower With Her Lol!!!

Nubiene Peltier said...

Greetings Sue
Well I must say this card is so lovely black and gold very nice
The die used breaks down gives the black an even flare
Love the rose
X Nubiene

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I love it, the colours, the layout- which would work in other colours for Christmas with holly or a poinsettia.

Congratulations to the winners and I hope those that went to the NEC had a great time.

Had a lovely time Thursday, we found some lovely independent shops that although not accessible in the modern sense, with some fairly awesome chair skills I got in. One is a fabric shop which runs workshops, the owner is happy to accommodate me in the shop, moving the course down from the first floor which is great so in January Mr W will drop me andy sewing machine off for a day of learning to draft patterns to fit my rather awkward frame!

Been remembering today too. Lest we forget.

Hugs to all especially those in any type of pain, those having treatment and recovering, stay warm and dry, try to ignore those #@*!ing fireworks and craft away!

T x

craftynanna said...

hi sue a beautiful card but not for me, too dark although its blu and gold on my screen, which looks better lol,
well done to all the lucky winners, keeeeeep crafting everyone. regards to all J robot time again

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what a very elegant card.
The black and gold is lovely, and your fab design is ace.
My DH can never understand black cards, he always thinks they are for funerals, or sympathy.
Can't make him understand that they are very elegant.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

AnneRD said...

Very striking card today Sue, lovely colour combination. Anne x

lynda said...

Good eavening Sue & Wilsonettes,love love Todays card so dramatic I love the background die cut in black just shows of the die perfectly so elegant with the gold behind,your flower is gorgeous thank you for all your inspiration. Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to all the winners enjoy your prizes,

Steph I'm with you on the fireworks we have had them every night for two weeks now my poor little dog Annie is a nervouse reck,luckily Bambie doesn't take any notist.Hugs Lynda xx

Helen you can get Sue's dies from Craft world or Sunrise crafts.hugs Lynda xx

Karen so pleased your operation went well & your now home please take care & not to over do it,I'm so pleased you are virtually pain free Hugs Lynda xx

Big Hugs Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Hazel,Shelia G,Yorkielass June,Wheelybad & Billy,Tina E,Tres,Tandy,Lindsay,Lynne M & Tilly&cully,Norah & Rory,Cameeli,Steph Pam & Robbie.Myra P,
And hugs to all & everyone on the blog Love Lynda xx

Theresa Pace said...

i so love that flower. it just pops as it is against black. love this colour combo, hugs xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, I'm not a fan of black cards - BUT this could be the one that wins me over, it's gorgeous - I love it.
Hope all is well with you. Love Brenda xxx

NORAH Thank you - I just ignored the robot number thing and signed on using Google - YES it worked.

Mary said...

Such a beautiful card Sue and quite dramatic. I love the white mat under the frame and sentiment, they give a nice lift. I don't think it would occur to me to change the mat colour because of the gold on the first layer.
Congrats to all the lucky winners.

Mary Mac x

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nannapat said...

Fabulous design Sue and I think the black and gold are really striking. Love the flower, you are just soooo expert as flowers! Pat x

janet said...

This would make a good Halloween card!! Thanks for the flower instructions rreminder. I do like this flower and haven't used it for ages. I used to do b&w cards quite often, but now do more WOW ones!!
I'd love you to do some smaller or flatter cards that we can use for Christmas inspiration that would be postable at the cheaper rate. It is so hard to think of a pretty design that is less than 5mm thick!!
Janet in Kent

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card. Quite dramatic and sooooo stunning. Congrats to all the lucky winners.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Laura O said...

fab card even if it is black ,love this die ,Laura O

Maureen B. said...
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Maureen B. said...

Sue I think this is a very sophisticated looking card and I really like it. It is quite unusual that I go for the colour but it is outstanding. Maybe its the white with the black and gold which as you say makes it pop and the flower really sets it off. Thanks and hugs Maureen

Jules Ireson said...

Sue, I love this card. Black and gold is so sophisticated. I must try it with a different background die - I don't have that one - yet.

Take care. Love, Jules x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, I too like black cards and today's design is lovely. I like black, pink and white also - it's great to gave such versatility.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Vie Carter said...

A little too dark for me but love the design

Congrats to the very lucky winners


Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue, Love how you make a card with black card stock paper look so beautiful. Thanks

Sandy H said...

Too much black for me except as a Halloween card. The French Collection background is one of my favourites using white or other colours.
Congratulations to all the winners in the comment game.
Take care everyone.

Di said...

Dramatic and so elegant, love it.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Your right this is a very Striking card. I do love black have made a few Christmas cards in black and red
Take care
Hazel G XX

Darlene4527 said...

Another pretty card. I wish I could afford to buy all your dies at once. They are so intricate and can be used in so many ways.

America said...

Black and GOLD is rich, classy and elegant. Love this striking beauty!

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

The black card against the gold/yellow shows the French background die beautifully , I am not too keen on using a lot of black but this is lovely, thanks Sue , hugs xx

Crafty hugs to Yorkielass, &L, Lynda and all wilsonettes xxx