Saturday, 8 November 2014


 Hello bloggers!  I have used a relatively new product for today's card.  It is the black version of our Glacier Ice and it is called Ebony Ice.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and used the inserts without the cutting edges from the Burgundy die set from my French Collection, situated in the top portion of the card.  I placed a piece of sticky adhesive sheet on the back and rubbed the Ebony Ice into the design area from the front.  I cut a larger piece of black card next and ran double sided tape around the edge and added the Ebony Ice to it as well.  I taped the white background piece to this after wrapping a piece of gold satin crushed ribbon around the bottom of the card.  I tied a double bow and added it to the side with glue dots.  I finished the bow with a black jute bow and a gold satin ribbon rose and two matching stick pins.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the middle die from the Auvergne die set.  Before removing it from the die, I inked it with clear Perfect Medium, then added gold embossing powder.  I wanted it to be a bit softer so before heating it, I used my finger to rub it away a bit.  I cut two more of the centres, one in black and one in gold and matted them behind by cutting down the centre and moving them outwards just a bit to act as a shadow.  I added foam mounting to the back to raise the sentiment tag for dimension.  I completed the card with a pierced white mat, then two thin mats, one black, one soft gold and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 3/4" in size.

The winner of the Wednesday Card Give away is:

Belinda Raven!!!

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


Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning all,
Really love this one especially the burgundy die set and the gold satin ribbon and the ebony ice. Wish i could make flowers like yours. will keep practicing
Congratulations to Belinda!!

Hi Sandra, yes I too have to prove I am not a robot, I guess it stops Sue's blog being hacked by gremlins or a virus. I don't mind but it can be frustrating deciphering some of the words..

Pam, so glad you dropped in yesterday, I hope that you start to feel stronger with each day...

I saw the poppies at the Tower of London last Friday, they were amazing and spectacular, it was very moving.

Have a lovely weekend everyone
Cameeli xx

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue. I'm up early this morning. I'm off to the NEC soon but had to pop in first. The card is gorgeous. I. Hoping to complete my french collection today so this is an extra special reminder to do so gorgeous card really love the shape and detail that goes with this set.
have a fab day everyone whatever you are doing.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Marion Bull said...

Love the card today and really like the Ebony Ice. My shopping list gets longer and longer and so does my storage problem! Happy sturdy everyone!
Marion B xx

Marion Bull said...

That should have said Saturday!
Marion B xx

auscrafts said...

love it

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

love the card today, very smart in black White and gold.
Congratulations Belinda, lovely prize !

Have a great week end everyone,

Muriel x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Pearl said...

Love the card today Sue, the ebony ice looks great, must get some. Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Anonymous said...

The ebony ice is very effective on this lovely card.
NEC very busy yesterday but I did buy some more of your dies.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card. The ebony ice is very affective and a change from the iced snow. Loving the stick pins and the big bow. Sorry i didnt comment yesterday but i had a really aweful day as i suffer from back problems but as they say there is always someone worse off than yourself. Congrats to belinda on her lovely win. Have a great weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, I love the black ice. congrats to Belinda a lovely win. Take care all Kitty.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card once again. Off to the NEC .... so excited after the delay in the tickets arriving from C&C they only came yesterday after ordering them a month ago!!!! Wish you were there Sue.

Congrats to Brenda.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card
the ebony ice looks fantastic and a
beautiful bow and flower. Congrats
Belinda well done.
Nancyd xx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful, love the trio of colours, they are lovely together

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, oh I absolutely love todays card, the ebony ice is so stunning, something I have got to have, I adore the ice diamond so the ebony will be just as useful. Another one to add to my to do list.

When do we start to see the new cards from your new collection Sue, I am waiting with bated breath, ha ha.

Have a great Saturday everyone, if you are going to the NEC take care and enjoy, I am going tomorrow will not be commenting on here if my lift has arrived and we set off on our journey.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Mmm, Sue, so elegant. Love the composition and the colours - can see this as a sympathy card with appropriate sentiment, it's really calm and lovely.
Well done, Belinda, lucky lady!

'P' in Wales

Marion, could do with some sturdy today LOL!
Happy Birthday to Myra and Brenda, enjoy your days.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I love all the new products you come out with and I do like this dramatic card
Pat x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Such an elegant way to start the day. As you know I'm not all that sure re black unless it's on monochrome so I'm a little on the edge but will continue to look at it throughout the day to see if it grows on me. I love the format of the gift. Your Burgundy ies are still at the top of my list and are so beautiful to work with. I have your other black ice and just cannot get on with it. I just do not know why.

Cameeli - I have only seen pictures of the Poppies around the Tower but they truly look amazing and I too find it very emotional and that's from just pictures. Like most people our family lost loved ones in the first war and loved ones who suffered injuries from the second and then my Grandson joined the Army and has spent time in Afgan so these little flowers mean so very much.
Pam - lovely to see you yesterday.
Mrs B - hope you had a wonderful day yesterday with your daughter.
Sandra - Thank you we had a lovely meal last night. We were the only two in the Restaurant =which never seems to bother the French one little bit; we would think that it would not be worth opening up but no they open every day and evening. The Restaurant is about 15 minutes away from us on the main road to Chateau Chinon and is called 'Auberge du Bazois. The owners have been there for 25years so it is very well established and of course the food is lovly. We try and get out one evening while we're here and it doesn't matter what time of year; but it's always lovely to get back to a welcoming petite maison.
Norah - Oh how I wish I could see you in your new jumper. You already light up so many lives but that would be the icing on the cake - or should I say pudding. I just know you're going to be the bestist (my word) Nan on the planet.

Oh well it's that day when a little housework calls but not too much as crafting always comes first!!!! To all who have birthdays have a wonderful day. To all under the weather hope you feel better soon. To ALL take care and stay safe.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue and fellow crafters,
Very elegant card, I have some ebony ice never used it, will do now!
Enjoy your weekend everyone.
Gail Cx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the ebony ice must try this one out thankyou tracyw x

sonja_w said...

Gorgeous card, once again love the technique and will give it a go xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and congratulations to Belinda on winning a card. Today's card is beautiful and finding the ebony quite interesting. Enjoy your day everyone x

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue ..... Happy crafting and have a lovely weekend ....x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful, absolutely beautiful !! the combination of colours is gorgeous.
Congratulations to Belinda your winning card is fabulous, enjoy !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful elegant and rich card today love the look of the ebony ice.
Congratulations to the winner.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Lesley Cann said...

Not a great fan of black but must say the ebony ice looks stunning on this card. Have a great weekend.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Real Class xxx

Love it xxx

Cheryl, glad you are staying strong. You really have had a horrendous few years hope the Wilsonettes support helps.

Norah, have seen those jumpers. My Husband is having a Christmas Sweater competition at work for charity so you have reminded me to get one. Will do it today whilst in town.

Another busy day today but definitely having some chill time tomorrow as haven't stopped since got back off holiday.

Love to you all xxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I really like this ebony ice, it was on some of your cards at Colemans and it's very classy. It looks lovely on this card, which is really nice. Congrats to the winner. Hope you all have a great weekend.
X Ros

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. In a rush again this morning as off to the NEC but just had to pop in and see your lovely card. SueL x

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful combo of colours, love the ebony ice- any kind of bling does it for me lol!

Hugs Alice xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card.

Congrats to the winner & hope everyone going to the NEC has a great time.


Anne Crawford said...

Lovely design , still not sure about so much black.
Does anyone else have problems with the scoozie pad ( you know what I mean! ) when watching a demo of this they always say Be quite firm and it will bring out the shine, with mine it seems to make the gilding flakes duller, am I rubbing too hard or could it be the black card I was using it on?
Congratulations to Belinda on winning the Wednesday Card, enjoy!
Love and Hugs to all xo

Sue from Wiltshire said...

This is lovely and the colours give it a touch of class.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi a Sue. Gorgeous card... I love this style, looks so elegant . Congrats to the card winner. Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes. Congrats Belinda, Sue's cards just brighten your day as they flutter from your post box.. Enjoy : )

To those friends off to my place of birth today, have fun, pace yourselves lol.
Amazing. What a start to my weekend, your stunning bow and flower just needs and wants to be touched and stroked. Talking of bow's - where is our Maggie ??? She's not been here for ages and Im sure she must be back from her holiday by now !!
Black and gold always looks regal to me I must say, its just one of those colour combo's made for each other, like fresh cream and strawberries, or beef and yorkshire puds, even France and pastry lol.
So now its time to leave you with gentle hugs for those not feeling so good and warm wishes to those celebrating.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
The ribbon and bow are a bit dominant for me but the ebony ice looks interesting.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
Yet another beautiful card and love the new ebony ice in the background congratulations on you know what.FAB-U-LOUS

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the Ebony Ice so decadent!
Such a regal card with the extra large gold ribbon and bow.
Love it...
Lorna D

Joan D said...

Love this card and the new black glitter.was at the NEC yesterday and bought some more"Sue" dies. Of course I did,so be Palau day today . Have a great weekend x x

June Horrocks said...

Breathtaking card today sue love it thank you congrats to the winner lucky girl thank you sue love to all June xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is real opulence and elegance. Love black and gold on a card and the ebony ice is striking. Have a good weekend. Best wishes

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, everything about this card is stunning. My wish list gets longer with each blog post you do. Congrats to Belinda on winning the card. Have a great Saturday everyone. Bx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love the softness of the bow and the colours. I need the french collection.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card today it is so regal and could be used for many different occasions. I bought the ebony ice when I came to see you in Haverfordwest you have to see it in real life to appreciate its beauty. I have used it on Santa's boots and belt on my Grandson's Christmas cards it looks fabulous.
Congratulations Belinda on winning the card enjoy!
Happy Birthday Myra P and Brenda hope you both have a fabulous day.
Hugs x
Heather T

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue

Anonymous said...

Yet another gorgeous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful,love it.
Gr Elly

julie laz said...

Hi sue, fab card, crafty hugs Julie xx

karenlotty said...

Ooh! Ebony ice! Love it! All of the colours you've used today are stunning

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card, I love it. I must get some Ebony Ice!
Seeing the poppies swaying in the breeze really is breathtaking. Even more emotional than I expected.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Janice K said...

A gorgeous design that really shows off the beauty of your Burgundy die. Loving the look of the Ebony Ice!! x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this Ebony Ice, it is a lovely product. Today's card is very regal.

Love Rosemarie xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love it all except the big bow.
Congratulations to Belinda on winning the lovely card.

Jan.moogie said...

Love the "black ice" almost as much as the ice snow. Gorgeous card Sue. Thanks for sharing. xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
Another Extremely Beautiful, Elegant, Rich, Classy Card And As Your Aware I Love The Black As Much As Yourself, It's A Stunning Creation.
I Love The Colour Pallete You've Chosen You Always Get It Right.
I'm Loving The Ebony Ice The Close Up Photography Shots Show It Off To Its Full Advantage, I Must Admit I Never Think Of Doing Around My Edges With Iced Snow Or Any Other Product Of That Kind I Must Give This A Go, I Always Worry About Not Getting Straight Edges, I Love That You've Used The Burgundy Die, It's A Stunning Die But As We All Know They All Are, I Love How You Have shadowed Your Sentiment, This Is Something That I've Started To Do Thanks To Yourself, And The Beautiful Gold Satin Crush Ribbon I Just Love The Awesome Bow, Fabulous Jute, And The Stunning Gold Rose And your Awesome Pins That you Make, I've Been On The Look Out For Beads And I Saw Some (I Won't Mention The Company) You Got The Pins Far To Large And A Handfull Of Beads, And I Mean Handful. They Were Extremely Expensive For What They Were So I Didn't Purchase Any!!!
Sue Thank You For The Great Photography Shots That Show Your Card To Its Full Potential, Thank You For Sharing. Sue Thank You, For Inspiring Me Every Single Day On This Wonderful Blog.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Wonderful People Who Visit Sue's Amazing Blog.
Congratulations To Belinda Raven For Winning The Wednesday Comment Gift.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Thanks firstly for helping me out, The card is so very classy stunning, hugs Sarah xx

val jones said...

How do you think of these wonderful ideas Sue. This is stunning.
Well done Belinda.
Have a great weekend and happy shopping all those lucky people off to the NEC.
Love Val in Spain x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card so pretty . love Jean Z xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card as the ebony ice too.
Sorry I've been missing for a couple of days...I went with a dear crafty friend to the NEC on Thursday and travelling by train from Nth Wales it turned out to be a 15 hour day....we also decided to walk to the hall form the station and it took 20mins....if you're are a pensioner and travelling by train please don't attempt this....GET THE SHUTTLE my dear friend suggested in the first place!! Im still 17 in my head but my body tells me the truth! Lol! All this took it out of me and so I've just been resting up the last couple of days
Congratulations to Belinda.
Hugs to all who need them and I hope your days get better and brighter.
Just one last thing that has to be in capitals SUE YOUR NEW DIES ARE've done it again and we're all going to be bankrupt!! Lol!

Love Sheila xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning card today love the ebony ice, another purchase looming I think!

I have never been see the poppies at the Tower, too far to travel from Scotland, but I have seen many photos and they look stunning, so poignant, but I have bought one, don't get it till after 11th, Nov, a great reminder of the sacrifice of many.

Congrats to days winner.

Take care everyone, Jess.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card - was wondering what to do with ebony ice! Well I've pre-ordered some dies from your soon to be released collection - had to have those camellias x2 and the ivy - wowee - They just screamed Buy Me on sight! I am still chewing on the others - will wait to see what you can do with them before deciding - will you be having a blogathon again?.... do hope so - pretty please - Happy weekend all
Clare W

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, hope you are well and having a good weekend. Lovey card today. Gorgeous colour way. Kind regards Joanne K x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the ebony ice.

Paula said...

Oh Sue, that card is so, so beautiful!

Paula x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
STUNNING - absolutely stunning. This is my kind of card - I just love it. Thank you.
Bye for now
SandraP xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The ebony ice gives a very dramatic
look. I love the dies.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. The stick pins, rose and bow are gorgeous.
Sheila x

nannapat said...

Black and gold look so good together and your design is just beautiful Sue. Pat x

CHERYL brown said...

Wow! I love this effect. A really elegant card.
Congratulations to Belinda.
Happy Birthday to Myra P and Brenda.
And to those who are in need of my comfort blanket hugs, wrap your arms around your shoulders and squeeze, now you have one.
Cheryl xxx

DMJ said...

I really like that black ice - it does look good!!!!!

A lovely card to receive!!

Doreen x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful elegant card, love the gold and black together they look so rich.
Congratulations Belinda on winning a beautiful card..
Have a good day, love Brenda xxx

Myra - sending you Happy Birthday wishes, hope have a lovely day.

A BIG THANK YOU to all my lovely blog friends for your birthday wishes, I will cherish them LOL

Norah - I went into Croydon yesterday and passed your favourite shop couldn't resist having a peek at the christmas jumpers, what a selection, I was really tempted to get one for one of my grandson, still thinking about it!

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh wow Sue this is a gorgeous card. I do love your dies I have just ordered some more some of the Austrian ones - don't tell my husband. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the burgundy die and the black ice
Congratulations to Belinda, lucky you getting a Sue original!
Happy birthday Brenda and Myra P and hugs to Norah In her Christmas jumper!!
Hugs and best wishes to everyone

Rach83 said...

Ooh something new! A brilliant card, Sue. I love the die cuts and, of course the black sparkles! Lovely!

Rachel x

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Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & friends,
A very rich and opulent offering today, i must admit I do rather like the Ebony Ice, I must get some, it would also save using the iced snow all the time! We are all very excited about the new die range Sue, how long do we have to wait? Xxx
Cameeli, I am glad you got to see the poppies, my mum got to go on Wednesday and she was very 'moved' by the experience, we just haven't gotten round to going, I would love to have seen it up close, I thinks it's amazing that they have sold everyone of those poppies already! Hugs to you and Mari xxxx
Janet, your evening out sounded lovely, I guess it's probably a bit strange being the only customers in a restaurant, but I am guessing the are glad for the business, particularly when it's quiet at this tine of year, like you said I am surprised they don't close . Don't go mad with housework today, just sit and craft, I am sure the spiders will appreciate you leaving their webs for an extra day or so! I always feel a little guilty destroying their home as it's taken the hours to create!
That's the best excuse for not doing housework I can think of! Haha, hope your weather is brighter than ours today, if is very dull and looks like the heavens are about yo open, the girls have football again this weekend, so gingers crossed it stays dry for another hour of so! Enjoy your weekend, huge hugs xxxx
Steph you are making me hungry talking about roast beef and Yorkie Puds! You not going to NEC then? We used to go a lot but it's just too big and being in a wheelchair I just couldn't get close enough to the stalls to see any demo's, people sometimes seem to forget their manners and politeness, it was a bit "Everyman for himself" kind of environment, which surprised me as crafters aren't usually like that, a lot of people were going just for the tv presenters which I could never get my head around really, I kind of miss seeing all the lovely craft goodies, but don't miss the pushing and shoving, you just don't seem to get that at Ally Pally, it seems to have the perfect balance of stalls to space, so there is plenty of room to manoeuvre around and thankfully loads of places to sit and relax! It makes a huge difference x gentle hugs winging their way back to you Steph xxxxx
Sue, so glad you enjoyed your day yesterday xxx
Pat, you can put Ebony ice on the list if you were going shopping! Please xx
Brenda, Happy Birthday my lovely, I hope you have a fabulous day and get some nice surprises too xxxxx
Myra, Happy Birthday to you too, have you got anything nice planned? I do hope you get spoilt just as you deserve, big birthday hugs to you xxxxxx
To all my lovely crafting friends I am sending you big hugs,
Sandra xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the black glitter on this.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
I am not a lover of black but I do like this card.
Evis M.

Jayne S said...

Elegant card yoday, love the colour combination.

SHARICA said...

Very Pretty Card .. xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
And I just want to say "Beautiful" - you've done it again. This card soothes my soul.
Hugs, Rose

Eemeli said...

Fabulous details. Love that huge bow, it is definitely an eye-catcher on this
creation. Nice choice of colors (keeping it simple).


Brooke b said...

Really love the card today, simple and very elegant. Bow is beautiful.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue a very classy card today
Denise X

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card the black just makes things so striking and enhances the card. The gold softens it a bit also so as its not to harsh though I dont think you could ever do a card thats harsh.

nattyboots said...

Wow lovely card Sue, loving your beautiful Flower .
Congrats to the winner .
Elane H X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant and the ebony ice is on my wish list.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.stunning card as always.
I'm drooling over ur new collection that's released soon they too look amazing.
Love Tracy from killie xx

Jacquie said...

Stunning Sue, love it all. Love your new dies that are coming out next week, I have placed them on my Christmas list lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, Ebony Ice mmmmm love it.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

IVY Cheong said...

Really elegant card and I love it.


Ivy L xx

Anonymous said...

Stunning card.

Take care


Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue and All,
Just love today's card, the colour ways are lovely.As Cameeli said I also wish my flowers looked like yours. Have a great day at the NEC those of you that are going.
Congrats to Belinda!!
Have a nice weekend everybody.
Susi x

vinita jain said...

Stunning creation Sue and love the black ice and golden ribbon with a beautiful flower!

Edwina Scotney said...

Stunning card today Sue, love all aspects of it, wish list gets ever longer. Have a great weekend Edwina

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonette friends,
First:- IGNORE ROBOT thing and go through just like you have always done and it works.
Sue, what a beautiful card today in the white and black with just that hint of gold being used. I do like the soft gold card and beautiful ribbon as it looks luxurious and not gawdy like bright gold would do i think. The black crystal snow really enhances the depth of the black card. Thank you Sue for another beautiful piece of inspiration. Hugs to you and Mum.
Happy birthday Myra and Brenda, i hope that both you ladies have a wonderful day. Myra, i hope you enjoy your holiday to my beautiful part of the world and that you get some good weather while you are up here.
Oh Cheryl, you have had it rough this past few years but i hope that with your treatment that you will be at the finishing line for things that come and knock you for six. The chanty raslers or Bengal Lancers is what my daddy used to call useless trades people or people of any profession that couldn't do what they claimed and it has just always stuck and sometimes it is just what they are.
Well done Belinda upon winning this weeks beautiful card from Sue.
Janet(Ecco) did you have a nice time last night at dinner after for going your weekly treat? I hope that it was worth the sacrifice.
Glad you are back with us today Denise, but it can be murder when your back is deciding to play up.
Well after going around to try and find a Christmas jumper that would suit my personality the other day i finally found one in the men's section of Primark....a Christmas pudding with flashing currants, right up my street. I got a smaller one for Rory but his sister added her twopenny worth so it will need to go back. There was me thinking that it would be ideal for him "dressing up" for his Christmas party at the school, but oor Kirsten has other ideas. Oh well back to the drawing board with that one. I have been all over today just trying to find the rememberance day crosses for Jim and Dad, finally found them in Tesco. I wonder what happened to all the cadets selling them in the streets as at least then you could guarantee at least one of them would have them for you. it is so nice to see so many youngsters wearing their poppies. When i was getting them this morning i was speaking to the elderly gentleman that was on the stand asking where he had been and which battalion he had been in and he told me all about his time and that he lost his father in the last war and his grandfather in the previous one and then turned around and said that now he was just a boring old fart. I couldn't believe it. As i turned around and said to him, he had brought us peace with his heroics and never to consider that he has turned into that. Sometimes i wish that these young yobs could be given a taste of what life is really like on the frontier of peace. These elderly people have shown such courage in their lifetime to bring us the peace that we enjoy as part of everyday life here and it so annoys me that there is disrespectful youngsters going around telling these hero's that they are old farts for them to think that in the first place. I thank each and every one of these hero's for the sacrifices they gave and for the living history that their stories and tales tell.
Right that's me off my soapbox, have a lovely day everyone and to Pat, Yorkielass, Lynne, Lindsay and all our other missing friends i send love and hugs. Hugs to all that are not quite themselves the now and i hope they are on the road back to us again soon,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil)

Susan White said...

Hi Sue - lovely card. Every time I see this die I wonder if you could combine it with a striplet to make a lovely lacey cross? Congrats to Belinda on winning your giveaway card, Susan x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, love the Ebony Ice used with the Burgundy dies - fabulous card that inspires me. So thrilled to have won such a beautiful Wednesday Giveaway - I have been a fan of your work since your earliest shows on C&C and thank you from the bottom of my heart that we can all 'particraft' with you. Thank you Wilsonettes for your congrats, such a lovely blog family!!!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Annie Pennington said...

A gorgeous, very elegant card. Love the Ebony glitter, it's stunning:) xx Annie P

CraftyJo said...

Hmmm, interesting, could do without the "you-know-what" though ;)

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I really , really like this one! It is gorgeous and the pins just finish it off beautifully. When I first looked at it it reminded me of animal print in a nice sort of way! It's the colours and cut out shapes I think. Maybe I'm just a bit strange! Don't anyone feel obliged to agree with that !! Lol.
First of all, Happy Birthday BRENDA - sending hugs and best wishes.
Secondly - thanks so much to all who sent birthday wishes to me. Much appreciated.
Norah - I can't even try to compete with your description of your beautiful Ochils but I am looking out on Loch Ard and the hills behind it. The autumnal colours are beautiful and like you say there is a cloud having a rest on top at the moment! The picture changes all the time - lovely.
Janet - glad you enjoyed last nights meal.
We are going out for dinner tonight so I'm looking forward to that .
To everyone going to NEC enjoy your day out.
Pat - so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the poppies. I would love to have seen them. I sort of thought they'd be static so was interesting to learn from you that they gently swayed.
Love to everyone, especially those who are unwell or grieving or lonely. Sending hugs xxx
Love Myra xx

Myra P said...

Ps! Oops sorry - forgot to say Congratulations to Belinda! Enjoy your beautiful card.
Love Myra

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Yet another stunning card as usual can't fault the colour combo. Beginning to think you can't have a bad day with the card making - are you human!!! Anyway love it as usual and keep up all the good work and providing the inspiration.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. I've bought this die and I'm just waiting for it to arrive. Haven't seen the Ebony ice yet. Not to sure I'm going shopping in Lyndhurst today thought Sandra. If we go tomorrow it means parking 2 cars, as we pick up Pete's this afternoon. I hope the girls win at football. I'm glad you enjoyed the poppies Mrs B and I hope you took plenty of photos.
Hugs to all in need of one today.

Diane said...

Hi Sue oh I do love this card today with the black ice. I used it on some black roses the other day and it looked very sophisticated. Congratulations to Belinda on her Wednesday win. Hope everyone enjoys themselves at the NEC this weekend - try not to spend too much lol! Have a great day love Diane G xxxx
Nora can just see you in your Christmas jumper- aren't they great. I'm sure you will find one for Rory. Xxx
Would love to see the poppies at the tower they look beautiful but I'm sure it is quite emotional too. Take care everyone xxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely elegant card today, really like the French die. Sorry I missed yesterday, I am having a little trouble with my left eye and staring at a computer screen doesn't help. Liked both cards but the angel card does it for me, beautiful.
Haven't read all the comments so apologies if I have missed anything important.

Congratulations Belinda on being the Wednesday winner.

Lacelady said...

Ooh, I'll have to look out for that Ebony Ice, it looks nice. Congrats to the Wednesday winner too.

Maureen Killen said...

Good afternoon Sue, and all the ladies.
This is just a gorgeous card Sue, as usual. Everything about it is just perfect.
Happy Birthday Myra and Brenda.
Alimecca - I hope you had a wonderful time in London.
Belinda - Congratulations, you lucky girl.
Sandra - I hope you and the family are well, I am thinking of you.
Cameeli - you are so lucky to have seen the poppies. We can't do "off the cuff" things because we see to our granddaughters every school day, and because Zoe's mam and dad are going out tonight she is having a sleepover here (Eleanor is at a friend's house having a sleepover).
Pam - glad to see you yesterday, thinking of you.
Love to all xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

There's a lovely elegance about this card and I love your big bow to finish it off.

I hope you are having a fantastic time at the NEC.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

terrie said...

This card is so turned out really nice with the ebony ice.
Well done Sue

Congrats to the winner

nzillingworth said...


Maureen Reiss said...

Really elegant card!! Love the hint of glitter, just Gorgeous!!

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue. I have the Ebony Ice but haven't used it yet.
Cant wait to get into all those videos on Youtube and see what you have been doing with the new dies. I wont make my mind up until I see what you do with them.

Congratulations BELINDA on winning a card!

Cathie Weary said...

Very striking card. Love the black and white. Congrats to the winner. You are so lucky to have one of Sue's cards.

Kate's Cards said...

Classy card Sue! xxx

barbara macaskill said...

What an elegant card! LOVE that delicious bow and the colors are magnificent!! TFS!

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue this is absolutely stunning. The black and gold look so rich together Beryl xx

Pamela said...

A stunning card as usual! I really like your pins - could you possibly post details of where you buy your supplies from please?

Laura O said...

fantastic card ,love the glittery effect ,Laura O

lynda said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes a gorgeous card yet again I love the black ebany ice glitter so regale & elegant. I love the bow I'v been having bow withdrawal so good to see one today lol. I love the layout stick pins & everything about it. Sue your new Dies look gorgeous I can't. Waite to see you demonstrate with them.
Love & Hugs Lynda xx

Congratulations Belinda on winning a WOW ( wonder of Wilson card ) enjoy it. I have put mine in a frame.
Hugs Lynda xx

All Wilsonettes going to the NEC have a fabulouse time Hugs Lynda xx

Sheila What a journey you had to the NEC no wonder it took its toll on your body,but hope it was worth it Gental Hugs Lynda xx

Sandra hope Sophie & Lucy enjoy there football & win
& hope you are in less pain lovely Hugs Lynda xx

Big Hugs Margaret corgi owner Yorkilass June,Jean D,Hazel,Myra P,Lindsay,Tina E & Claire,Tres,Tandy Sheila G,Cameeli,Wheelybad & Billy,TOB Theresa,Norah & Rory,Steph,Lynne M & Tilly&cully,Pam, And Hugs to Everyone else on this great blog Love Lynda xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Stunning card Sue , I love the flower and bow , very classy card.

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, I too just wNted to say hello.
happy birthdate Myra and Brenda, hope you have had a lovely day girls.
Belinda, congrats on winning the card, you will love it.
Hugs all round xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a dramatic card!I love the ebony ice and the way you've used it as a border on one of the black layers is great. Rounding the top corners really gives it a nice finish, and the ribbon, double bow and stick pins just add to the beauty of the card. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Dawn Holben said...

Stunningly beautiful and I like the effect the ebony ice gives.
and I wish I could get my bows as lovely as yours.
I have that die so must get it out and have a go with it.

camelot67 said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card -I love your pins and would so love to see how you make them. Congratulations to today's winner and Sue, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Carole Z said...

OOH Sue I do love this stunning card. The ebony ice looks very interesting and the! The black with the gold...fabulous! Hugs Carole Z X

Karen Drew said...

Lovely combination of colours. I love the bow
karen xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue loving the new ice and congrats to the winner of your card xx hazel

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card . love Jean Z xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
such a very perfect card today.
I love that ebony ice, and must buy some soon.
Your technique is wonderful, and all the embellies are super including your fab pins.
Love this perfect creation.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Maryann Laursen said...

A very beautiful card here as always Sue. It´s really elegant and very very beautiful.

Glennis said...

A beautiful card - so elegant

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Loving today's card and the new ebony ice.Just had to mention I love the new dies due out they look great.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone

A truly stunning and opulent card this is elegance personified so very beautiful indeed love the rose and bow too.

Congratulations to Belinda something for you to treasure and inspire you.

To all attending the NEC have a fantastic time you lucky people.

To all in need of a hug, they are here waiting for you, have a good weekend everyone.

Margaret corgi owner

craftynanna said...

beautiful card sue, well done to this weeks winner, lucky lady, regards to all J

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, love this design, really quite opulent. I.m going to have to find some of the blank pins and have a go at making my own! Am back home early from the back surgery and pretty other than the wound itself I am pretty much pain free at last!! Itching to get upstairs and start crafting but will have to be patient! Lots of hugs, Karen xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Good evening Sue, first time I have had a chance to look at your blog today as I am looking after my two little grandchildren for the weekend. They are both safely tucked up in bed so now for some me time! Love this card, the ebony ice is very effective and. I just love your stick pins! Love Jean xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Congrats to Belinda. Your new dies are beautiful and couldn't resist pre ordering a couple of them!
Got back fro London about an hour ago and although tired from all of the walking, we had a wonderful time. The purpose of the trip was to see the Poppies at the Tower and I have to say it was a worthwhile trip. They were stunning and so heart wrenching to think that each one represented a once living person who paid the ultimate sacrifice for us all. My only complaint was when we were there there was no real control over the massive crowds and at one point it felt as though something could go horribly wrong as there were so many people trying to get into one little spot. I have some wonderful photos and will always remember the spectacle. Can't wait for my poppy to arrive probably in the new year. We also decided to try and see as many of the Paddington Bear statues as we could and got to 25 before we had to come home. Some of them were gorgeous!! I will try to catch up with all of your comments over the next couple of days but am sending love and hugs to you all. Love Alisonxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely card

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. Can't wait to see some samples with your new dies. Hope they are coming soon. Congrats to Belinda on winning Wednesday's card, I am very envious.

sued99 said...

Gorgeous ribbon and flower. The ebony ice looks fab.

Darlene4527 said...

Love the ebony ice. An elegant card.

Sandy H said...

Lovely design though there is a bit too much black for me. Beautiful stick pins.

Caroljsmith said...

Love this card sue so tasteful and the black ice wow

Jill Berg said...

I really love the unusual shape of the french collection - it is so unique

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

love this card and can't wait to watch the video, the gold Card does look lovely with the ribbon bow too
congratulations all!

Muriel x

Vie Carter said...



hazel said...

Hi Sue
Now this is one Beautiful and very Stylish card.Love It
Take care
Hazel G XX

America said...

What a gorgeous floral bow in that color and lovely pins against the dies. Fantastic design.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel