Sunday, 4 January 2015

Thank You For Thinking Of Me

Happy Sunday!  Yes it is a black and white card for today's offering!  At first glance this card seems super simple and it was, just a bit time consuming.  Not sure it was worth the extra work, but I did rather enjoy the actual process.  I cut the Scandinavian Background in black card, leaving a wide border.  I placed a self adhesive sticky sheet over the back of the background so the front open areas were exposed adhesive.  Next I cut the background die again, but this time in white card.  I used all the "fall away" pieces in the white one and painstakingly placed them into the areas on the black background with the sticky adhesive sheet.  I wanted a really smooth even finish on the background and this is how to achieve it, however, my pics look like it just has a piece of white card behind the background!  Oh well, sometimes the process is just as important as the outcome and I really enjoyed the process here!  I stamped my sentiment in black and cut it out with the centre oval in the background.  I cut the Complete Petal Camellia out of some white card that I had sugared with Diamond Snow.  I shaped the flowers a bit and offset them and made two flowers for the corner of the sentiment.  I added flatback pearls to the centres.  I finished the card with a white mat with Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots all the way around it, then a thin black mat and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 3/4" in size.

Now for the Sunday Comment Game winners.  This week's winners are:

Diane G!!!
Carolyn B!!!
Anne O!!!

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
















177 comments:

Jan.moogie said...

Looks good Sue but cannot see all the hard work you put into it. One of my favourite back grounds. Thanks for sharing. hugs xxx

marg said...

Morning Sue
Up early to speak to Oz... my youngest is 40 today!
I love the Scandinavian background!
Yes a lot of work, but well worth it.
Lovely card Sue!
Love Marg

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, Sue if you enjoyed doing it then it is worth it. It is beautiful. I remember doing that sort of thing with peeloffs Remember them. Take care all Kitty.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, Sue if you enjoyed doing it then it is worth it. It is beautiful. I remember doing that sort of thing with peeloffs Remember them. Take care all Kitty.
sorry forgot to congratulate the winners, many congrats.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Dear Friend,
What An Awesome Card For Sunday Morning As I Love Black And White Cards And Anyone That Doesn't Could Easily Change The Colourway.
I Love The Beautiful Flowers And The Way You've Added Diamond Snow.
I Really Love The Scandinavian Background Its Stunning I Can Imagine It Did Take A Lot Of Work To Do, But The Fantastic Thing About Your Photography Shots One Of The Shots Show The Procedure Really Well And It Looks Great, Espcially As You Explained It So Well.
As Always Sue Thankyou For Your Beautiful Card And The Great Tips And Techniques Which Are Always So Very Useful And The Great Photography Shots Which Are Always So Very Useful And Helpful.
Take Great Care Sue
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Wonderful People That Comment On Our Sue's Fabulous Blog.
Congratulations To The Comment Gift Winners Of This Week I'm Thrilled For You!





heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card this morning. I see what you mean but if you enjoy doing something it's worth it. Yes Kitty I remember doing it with peel offs. Seems a long time ago now. How things change. Thank you for your inspiration Sue. Congrats winners. Hugs Heather x

Pam said...

Love the black and white, lovely card. Congrats to winners.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Great card today - love black and white. Beautiful flowers too. Congrats to the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue ... Have a nice Sunday
And happy crafting x.....

Jacquie said...

Beautiful Sue, very classy.

Love & Hugs

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

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
A truly beautiful gift for this Sunday morning. Monochrome - the first of the year - and I love the colour palette. You have the patience of a Saint. But as you say it pays off in the end. I must try this and see how far I get before I give in lol.

Steph - Thank you for making me smile re your lost tiny daisy. I always thought that turn ups on trousers/jeans etc we just for catching tiny things lol. Hope your craft room is now back to normal.
June - I am so sorry to hear about China - I can perfectly understand how devastated your Son will be. To many these friends are a life line. Gentle Hugs for him.

Have to try to rescue a Bday card I made the other day. It's a different format than usual having three single squares joined together from the back with ribbon. I stood on it's own when made but has now decided that the end squares really want to keep falling down. Ah well these things are sent to try us.

To all in pain for whatever reason I hope things get better soon. To all please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Although your card is beautiful it doesn't show all the hard work you've put into it. But you enjoyed doing it so it was worth the effort. Yes Kitty I do remember doing this with peel offs a very long time ago.
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, always like black-and-white and the Austrian background is really special. What a lot of work! Wonder if the same effect could be achieved by deep embossing on white and then overlaying and glue-ing the black panel (which I often do with striplets)? Just a thought!

'P' in Wales






Anonymous said...

Well done to the winners!
'P'

Glennis said...

Looks great, a lot of work though!

Clare W said...

GM Sue - love this - I am thinking perhaps the piecing effect might work better if 2 or more colours are used?.. might have a go at that and see - Happy Sunday all
Rgs
Clare W

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a great 2014 I had on your blog you gave me so much inspiration for my cards thankyou
You have started 2015 with another stunning card for me thankyou tracyw

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Brilliant, love it ...... what patience you have.
I would probably loose the last piece to be placed and have to cut the Die yet again!!!
Have a wonderful day

Patricia xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue and all that enter this wonderland of W. O. W's today. What a shame that all the time, patience and love put into this amazing mono card doesn't show photography wise, I must say that the photo's are really fantastic lately you show every tiny detail with the close up's. Well the hard work may not show but its a lovely card, and if you enjoyed the process, does it matter if the photo doesnt pick it up, Its bound to show in real life. I can imagin this with other colour's inserted too, such as the delicate aqua or blush ? What do you think ?
Its vile here at the moment, obviously dark, but fog like pea soup, thick frost, and sooo cold, so if anyone is venturing out please wrap up and stay safe. Im going nowhere believe you me, I need my finger's LOL.
To our dear friends that have woken and feel unwell, suffering too much pain, feel low and sorrowful im sending warm comforting hugs (if only they really could do some good) to our missing Wilsonette friends we really are missing you here, please return home soon and keep us smiling with your amusing stories.
Janet, will pop in later to warm up round your fire and watch the wild life from your quaint French winter home and when we make our Sunday loaf I will imagin the fresh baked loaf smell floating round your beautiful home.
Congrats to our 3 Sunday winners Im so pleased for you and enjoy your useful gift.
Sending love n hugs.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew.
A striking black and white card, I really love the camellia flowers they are so elegant and pretty.
Thanks for sharing....
Congratulations to the Sunday comment winners!!

I am sorting out the closet today turfing out the old and putting in the new. Preparing to go back to work Groan!!tomorrow!! its been lovely being at home...will have to stick to a diet now after all the festivities LOL....

No sign of my first Grand-baby yet was due yesterday so fingers crossed.

Have a good day everyone,wrap up if going out its very cold.....

Cameeli xx

Anonymous said...

A lovely card but what a huge amount of effort. I admire your patience. The black and white is stunning.
Jan
Northampton

Maria Illsley said...

I like the card but I wouldn't have the patience to do what you did xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and I
still love mono. cards, as they say the process is as much fun as the
completion.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Nice card Sue, black and white always looks good . JJxx

karen keen said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful card. The closer you look the more detail you see. Definitely going to have a go at this design.
I for one love black and white cards
Love
Karen in Telford

Marion Bull said...

You must be physic Sue. Yesterday I was asked to make a birthday card by my daughter who said the person it was for liked monochrome. I have already got out the Scandinavian background as well as the camellia dies and now you have made a card that puts all my ideas into practice so all I have to do is make it. Hope my card looks as good as yours this afternoon! Thank you!
Marion B xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a stunning card today. You must have the patience of a saint to sit and stick all the pieces back in but it does look amazing. Love the black and white and the flowers are lovely. Congrats to the sunday winners. Have a lovely day everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Carolyn B said...

Lovely classy card Sue, I must dig my background die out and see if I can make something that looks half as nice.
Thanks for picking my name out as a 'winner'

Carolyn B x

Eemeli said...

Black and white works always. Love the simple design. That little bit of shimmer
on the flowers is a great addition and lifts up the creation on upper level.

Hugs,
Eemeli

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, love black and white

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning sue, looks like it's been slightly quilted when looking up close, but I do see what you mean. Xx

TDQ Karen said...

Just stunning, I love monochrome and he sugared flower just adds that touch if glamour. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,

That's a lovely background die and you've used my favourite technique at the moment, mosaic inlay...perhaps it's only for people who like jigsaw puzzles but it's very effective IRL and also gives an opportunity to colour up the individual pieces, time-consuming but lots of fun...

Izzy

Chris Curry said...

A very striking card Sue, and time consuming. Worth it though, it is lovely. Thank you. Xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the detail. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love this monochrome beauty. It may not be easy to see the finish on the pics but it is always worth the work if you enjoy doing it, isn't it. I will be having a go at this technique as I haven't tried it before.
Cameeli, I hope you get the call you are waiting for very soon (we have about 6 weeks to go before grandchild no. 3 is due. The waiting is the worst bit isn't it. But not so bad for us as for the ladies carrying the babies, remember how it felt! Thinking of you : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue and well worth all the effort especially as you enjoyed it. That's what crafting is all about. Congratulations to all the winners today. x

Aspiring crafter said...

Great card Sue and you can see the detail work on the close ups.
Have a great day,
XxxRuth

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue & All, very beautiful card, I have just finally finished a 1,000 piece jigsaw, so I might have attempt this technique. Dull and grey day , but very mild.
Best Wishes. Lilian in Cornwall

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, oh what a wonderful greeting this morning when I opened the blog, I love black and white cards but I also really love what I call jigsaw puzzle cards, where you put the cut out pieces back into place with a different colour, I do lots of these so this is one I will definitely be doing and soon.

Congratulations to the winners of the compo, you will certainly enjoy your prize.

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

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is stunning. Love black and white and the way you have pieced the white back into the black is very effective, the 2nd last photo shows the detail quite well. I am just not sure I would have enough patience. Congrats to the comment game winners. Have a good day everyone. Bx

carol quinn said...

beautiful card again sue

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Stunning card, but oh boy you must have some patience. I would give up after a few pieces.
Hazel x

Sandra said...

Good Sunday morning Sue & friends,
Wow what a labour of love, I think that you can see the work you have put in on the close up pictures, the cards always look so different 'in the hand' anyway! I love monochrome, I also thought that I didn't need another back ground die but this one looks a lot more open and intricate, thanks Sue xxxx
June I am so sorry to hear about your Sons dog, bless him I bet he is beside himself, such a young age to lose a companion too, I hope that with lots of love from you he feels a title better today, sending hugs your way!
Cameeli, sounds like you are 'nesting' too, maybe the baby is imminent, you must be so excited! I really do hope that 2015 will bring you either a job that you love or the wealth required for you to stay home and craft,
Sending both you and Mari huge hugs xxxxx
Janet,Janet, Janet, I packed my bags yesterday, the temptation became too much! I was about it set off on my Mobility Scooter bound for the Burgundy Region. Grand Calibur in my basket, ready to eat and craft, sounds like heaven, despite the cold weather.
Look forward to your next instalment xxxx
Norah, sending you happy hugs and thoughts xxx
Steph, what are you like? Was anyone else hiding in your turn ups? I can just imagine the die cut confetti all over your floor, pretty but it gets everywhere, my craft room is next to my wet room, inevitably after I shower at night and walk through to bed I leave a trail of die cut bits behind me! I am glad you are not venturing out in this weather, stay home warm and safe, I can smell your Sunday loaf by the way, my mouth is watering!
To everyone that needs a hug today help yourself,
Happy crafting to everyone,
Sandra xxxxxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Yes,have done this myself, with with a different die, and thought its not as I imagined but we live and learn. Its still a pretty card so nothing lost.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anne Crawford said...

Very eye catching card but I'm afraid I would do it the easy way, I just don't have your patience!
Congratulations to the winners! Love and Hugs to all xo

Anonymous said...

Oops!..forgot to say congrats to the comment game winners...

and to anyone who would like to have a go at this technique, the work goes a lot quicker if you use a blob of Blu-tack on a cocktail stick to replace the fall-away pieces...and if you can't be bothered to colour up the bits with a Pro-marker (or similar pens) then cut the die again twice more using complementary coloured cardstocks and work out your infill by eye...it's very therapeutic and you end up with an original artwork!...

Izzy

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. I was lucky enough to be given this die for Christmas so thank you for giving me another design idea for it. I love the glittery Camellias.x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning a Sue what a beautiful and elegant card I just love black and white cards. As they always look classy.
Well done to today's winners xx

Debs A xxx

DMJ said...

I like this card, and some good ideas from you others as well!!!

Congrats to the winners,

Doreen x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely black and white card. I do this technique with a football die for boys cards it is very time consuming but looks effective.
Denise X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely Sue, you Lways make your flowers extra special

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I just love monochrome cards and this one is beautiful. It might take a lot of time and patience but how therapeutic and rewarding it must be. The close-up photo shows it off perfectly. I have both these dies and I shall be having a go at this. Thank you for another great idea. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love this technique. I too remember doing it first with peel offs! It's fun to do especially if you use different coloured card. Your lovely background die is perfect for this. Thank you for sharing.
Keep warm everyone, it's not nice out there!
Congratulating to the winners.
Hugs.

sued99 said...

Lovely card. The background is very pretty.

Anonymous said...

I don't think I would have the patience to stick in all the little bits - but it is so effective. The flowers look lovely with the "sugared" card.

Anne (Northampton)

Deb E i said...

This is a beautiful looking card and whilst you say its simple it was definitely worth it. Monochrome is one of my favourites and it always shows off a design to its best advantage.

Marion said...

Hi Sue lovely clean looking card ,but dont think i would have the patience to do it.
Marion H

Joan D said...

An awful lot of work sue, but my oh my the result is stunning x x

Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

What a simply lovely card. Definitely worth all the effort.

Love black and white cards. Beautiful card and will give it ago!

Lol Barbara W x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Fantastic card. Such a lot of work which a lot of people wouldn't realise. You have a lot of patience.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love black and white cards, so this is singing my song, love it. The patience you have astounds me, must have taken an age to fit the pieces back in, well worth the effort it's gorgeous.
Lydia
X

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
What a super card, I will have to try this technique. I love the flowers and was lucky enough to get them in my stocking at Christmas!!
:-)
Lorna D

Kate's Cards said...

😎

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Clean crisp and fresh lovely and suitable for many occasions with a change of sentiment.

Congratulations to the winners.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, lovely card. At the moment IF I can get in the zone most of my cards will be of the KISS variety....Keep It Simple Stupid. lol Mabex

karenlotty said...

It's a great effect but I certainly wouldn't have the patience AND I just know that I'd lose bits of the fall out Haven't got any if the Scandinavian collection but will try the suggestion of embossing one colour and overlaying the other colour That sounds as if it would be really effective

Maryann Laursen said...

A very very beautiful card, and I certaninly think it was was the efforts, so beautiful Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Your monochrome card is stunning and the "quilted" effect looks wonderful. I used to try something similar with peeloffs and I also love Paper Piecing with suitable stamps. I find this quite therapeutic but cutting out the paper pieces takes time too. I am going to try this with one of your other background dies.
Lesley S

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I really do like black and white cards as I think they look very elegant. This is a beautiful card and well worth all the effort you put into it. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Rosie said...

Morning Sue
A lovely card today, love the Scandinavian back ground and the mono colours too....

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card-love the effect when you have put all the pieces back in.

Congrats to all the winners.

Michele

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card I love black and white. love Jean Z xxx

Julie Elli said...

Hi Sue and all the lovely ladies. R there any gents? Any hoo thank you so much for the fab card. This background is truly stunning.
I would like to send hugs to June and son. I know how hard it is when losing a pet and children are involved. We sat up til the wee hours with our hamster (not yet one) who had gone into hibernation and was coming around nicely but he gave up around midnight. My daughter had to lose him twice as she thought he was dead the first time. Awful.
At least we have Sue's fab cards to look forward to each day.
I hope Jess's? cat is OK.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Big hug
Julie E

Janice Wallace said...

Looks great but I know I do not have the patience to try this. Also you can only give it to another crafter, Anyone else will never appreciate the work. I pointed out a hand made card in my in laws house, but they were not impressed by it (glitter and robins win at 91), yet I could see the work in die cutting, shading and stamping on the card.
Cheers all
Janice W

Jan Ltc said...

I just love this elegant card Sue xx Jan

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, black and white is very striking isn't it. SueL x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love black and white cards, sun is shining but it is so cold, I have physio tomorrow so cast will be coming off and might be able to try some light crafting, congratulations to the winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x

Lesley Thomas said...

Beautiful! Congrats to the winners too.

IVY Cheong said...

Morning!

Love the black and white and the card looks fab. But I'm afraid I have the patience I would rather do the high low technique which is one of many techniques learned from the master herself :-)

Love,

Ivy xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very therapeutic to do I imagine. I'm also wondering what this would like like using different colours in different places oohhhh......I'm off to have a play.
Beverley W

C A W said...

Elegant card, really like mono and a technique that combines die cut with jigsaw! Top marks for dedication to the project. If it was me I wouldn't find all the bits... I try to keep a tidy workspace then get carried off into a world of utter mess. Congratulations to the winners.

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, Love this card the background die is stunning. I can see what you have done and I really like the effect. Sometimes if you emboss a piece of card with a die you get a little cracking, this way to embossed effect is perfect. Beryl xx

June Horrocks said...

Beautiful card Barbara love it thank you love June xxxxx congrats to the winners xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card ,and i so love a black and white Combo.
Congrats to the winners
Have a good day
Elaine H X

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love the card. Congratulations to the winners.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Your monochrome card looks fantastic. You can't really see all the hard work that's gone into it. Might have a go if I can get my head round how it's done. Will have to confer with Mrs B and Sandra at one of our sessions. Congratulations to the Sunday winners, my word Sandra hope you get back from France by We'd when we meet up. Is there room for me on your scooter. Perhaps Sue and could come as well. We'll have a crafting party. We'll be like the story of (is there room on the broom for me). Mind you we'd end up with an Electric truck for us and our bits. Can you just imagine us going down the motorway to the Ferry. Hugs to all who need one today.

Carole Z said...

Beautiful monochrome card Sue and congrats to winners, hugs Carole Z X

Jess said...

Morning Sue, love black and white on cards would suit men as well for birthdays, I don't think I would have the patience to do this, it look so fiddley.

Congratulations to all today's winners enjoy your gifts.

Take care everyone, Jess x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love black and white on cards would suit men as well for birthdays, I don't think I would have the patience to do this, it look so fiddley.

Congratulations to all today's winners enjoy your gifts.

Take care everyone, Jess x

Diane said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card today, loving the monochrome design and boy what a lot of hard work with the paper piecing ! Like others I would loose a piece and have to start again but might give it a go for fun. Did you not get a jigsaw for Christmas this year Sue? Lol. Thank you for choosing me as a comment winner, what an exciting start to the year thank you and well done to the other winners too. Take care love Diane G xxx
Sandra you made me laugh at the thought of you on your mobility scooter on the way to France! What a trip! Just make sure you freewheel down some hills though to keep the battery charged! Love your priority, grand caliber in your basket but not a clean pair of knickers in sight! You do like to live on the wild side lol xxxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a very pretty looking card today love the embellishments
hugs sarah xx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another great card. Thank You! Congratulations to today's winners and Sue, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

ang said...

Beautiful card I'm. Afraid would do it the easy way angxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

It looks like a lovely classic card,I can imagine it looks really impressive in real life. Congrats to the winners. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Love this card. Black and white are so stylish, and elegant. Have a great week. Hugs. Jan. xx

Jill Liddle said...

Very nice indeed.

Paula said...

I want to say "oh no you didn't"! This is a pretty card, I can see the inlay pieces on the close up so I imagine it's very striking in real life.

Paula said...

Beautiful Sue, I do love black and white cards!

Paula x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, not sure if I would have the patience to stick all the bits back in, definitely worth all the work.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners
Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Looks very striking and elegant in the black & white. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Anonymous said...

This is a truly dramatic looking card and in the close ups you can see how striking all the elements are. The card must look even better in real life than the photos do. Worth all the time it took you Sue. Kind regards Sandra Kent

Meg said...

Hello Sue,
I like the lacy part of the large die but find the border a bit too wide when done in black. Perhaps one to try with a different colour.

Love and hugs
Meg
xxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
gorgeous card - you really made yourself a lot of work but I think it was worth it. Love black/white combo.
From a bitterly cold Chester - off to the zoo in a little while, have a peek at the baby giraffe (born 22nd Dec).
Hugs, Rose

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card, a bit of a fuss but it's worth it.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I love the black and white effect.

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card just love these dies of yours, quite a bit of work though

Vie
x

Fiona Young said...

Good morning everyone from a cold and snowy Maine. A lovely card, but like a few of the other ladies, I think I would cheat and take the easier option! Have a restful day everyone.

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue and our crafty crew
wow. After reading your method and seeing the close ups I can see why it took so much time. I know how long it takes me to take of the individual pieces when I'm doing the high low technique.
I think it was worth the time. I've attempted to make a version of yesterday's card with the striplets. Didn't want to copy copy if you know what I mean so I changed the colours to pink and white. I will page it on my Facebook page later but im fairly happy with it.
I'm watching John as I'm messaging. Great show, just wish Dean would zip it a bit lol
Lots of love
Jo xx

Nana on the Hill said...

Love this, very striking.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card love black and white xx hazel

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, hope you are having a good weekend. Lovely card today and you must have the patience of a saint to put all those pieces back in. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, worth all that work it looks stunning. Thank you for sharing. All the best.

Helen from York x

Maria Alder said...

hi Sue and everyone! I love your card,black and white always work.You really did a great job by putting all the pieces back in, something I like to try. you know my wish list is long as my arm and now my like to try getting longer by each day :-)
Thank you Sue for all inspirations!

Hihi Sandra, I can see you going down to Janet on your scooter and now Pat is joining you too,what did she say,broom? :-) If you don't mind could I come too?
Janet,you making such a lovely picture of your place in Burgundy so we all want to come and sit in-front your roaring fire,eating fresh bread Mr E has bought in from the bakery and maybe have time for some crafting too :-) just a lovely thought... hope you managed to rescue the b.card !

Congrats to all the winners!

Norah,Pat,LynneM,Sandra,Lynda,ToB,wheelybad,Janet,June,Sheila,Alison,Ita,Steph,Brenda,Sam,our little once and to all Wilsonette's have a good day as possible. Had a outing this morning and it's very cold so if going out,wrap up warm

Warm Hugs Maria x

Helen Terry said...

Stunning elegant card .Crafty hugs Helen Terry xxx

Craftysusan said...

Lovely card Sue and the close up pics do show the effect but I imagine it is much more effective "in real life". I don't know whether I would have the patience to do it myself though. Hope you are back on C&C soon, I am missing your demos. xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, black and white very elegant.

Laura O' Connor said...

great card ,have done one like this with micro beads instead in the gaps ,love the black and white never fails to impress.Laura O

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the monochrome but can't imagine being patient enough to do the technique!

Work horrific again last night too many patients not enough space. Feel like I have stepped back 15 years thing is I was 15 years younger and not as jaundiced!!!

Freezing cold here, trying to motivate myself to take decks down. Doing it slowly!! Keep getting distracted!!!

Love to all xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue and all the ladies,
This looks good, it has a sort of quilted effect. I do enjoy "fiddly" things to make - if I have the time lol.
Congratulations to the comment winners.
Have a good day everyone, if you can xx

Cathie Weary said...

Hi Sue, just love the card today. You have so much patience to do this technique but it really looks lovely. One of the pics of the card really shows it off well and it must be beautiful in person. Thanks for sharing.

Craftycatty said...

I'm a fan of your black and white cards, and this one is no different. Lovely.

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Gorgeous card today Sue, the Scandinavian background is stunning!!! Congratulations to the comment winners x x x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, a striking card, love the black and whit, the background is amazing and your pics are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Hugs to all Wilsonettes and of course our Sue.
Take care.
Hugs June xxx

Gail said...

Hi,
I rather like the effect on this card. As you say a lot of hard work, but it's worth it if you enjoyed doing it.
Gail Cx

Anouk said...

i am sure it looks fabulous in real live

Darlene4527 said...

Pretty card. Love the Scandinavian background. I can imagine all the work that went into this one and can see how smooth it is in one of the pictures you took.

terrie said...

I think that black and white cards are just so elelgant and in it's class of it's own...
Well done Sue

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty - I wonder just how long it *did* take you to do? Do you ever time yourself?

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, there is a lot of black today but I still love it! The close-ups show the detail perfectly so your time was certainly not wasted. I love jigsaws and have completed three 1000 piece ones during this holiday so I think the technique may suit me :-)

Congratulations to the blog post winners, I am sure you will enjoy your prizes.
Frances

scrAPpamondo said...

Gorgous card!! Love this black & white design!

craftyhugs said...

Another great card. Black and white cards are so stylish and elegant. Yet more inspiration and ideas!
lots of love
crafty hugs
xxxx

Margaret corgi owner said...

good afternoon sue and everyone
Stunning absolutely, so beautiful and no mistake, you have the patients of a saint you really do!

Janet take care your lovely cottage is in danger of going into overload when we all arrive with our dies, card and GC's for French bread and pastries and a little crafting!

Cameeli remember everything comes to she who waits!

Hugs
Margaret corgi owner

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I really love today's card.....bet it was painstaking to do though. I always love black and white cards, they look so elegant!!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Saba said...

Hi Sue
Love monochrome and this card ticks all the boxes for me. I don't think I would have the patience to try it, but the effect it gives is lovely. Didn't get chance to comment yesterday so had a treat in store looking at yesterday's 2 cards and reading all the comments. I love the Aqua and Black one, those diagonal background cuts really appeal to me. The Striplet you used on the ginger card is my absolute favourite and that flower was gorgeous.

June, so sorry to read about your son's dog China he must be so upset, special hugs for him.

Diane and Lynda, thank you for your kind thoughts, Val's chemo seems to be going well and despite it she had a lovely birthday.

Steph, the warm hugs you and this wonderful blog family send out really do give comfort, they may be cyber hugs but they are so appreciated by all who receive them, so keep them coming !!!

Myra, thank you, we did have a safe journey "home" but it was horrid. Took us 21 hours. Thick snow in Germany and to cap it all a warning of Wild Boar on our section of motorway to contend with. Hubby was getting quite excited and hoping we might be "lucky" enough to get one and stow it in the boot, ( glad to say we didn't ).
Love and hugs
Saba

barbara macaskill said...

Such a beautiful card! I love black and white cards because I think they are elegant and timeless!
Congratulations to the three winners!!
Have a great day and I will see you tomorrow!

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, now that's what I call a labour of love! You have the patience of a saint to do all that fiddly stuff, I think I would have been inclined to try and find an easier way to do it lol. I think that 'in the flesh' all your hard work would be easier to see. I have to say though, I love the finished card, especially as it's b&w. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card, but sounds like a lot of work involved, pity it doesn't show up on the piccies.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Margaret Rogers said...

HI Sue Lovely card and I think well worth the effort you put in. It just wouldn't look the same if you were to just attach the die cut onto a piece of white card. I think it would look good in two contrasting colours as well.
Margaret xxx

Jean said...

Your cards are such works of art!

Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue. xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Another beauty today - yes a lot of work but another crafter will appreciate it!
Kitty - I too remember doing this with peel off stickers and some had tiny pieces. The trouble was - they never looked as elegant as Sue's card. Thanks Sue! Not sure I'll try this one but I do appreciate all the work that went into it.
Sandra! - you just be careful on that scooter! Mind you it will be safer than the broom! Health and Safety would have a field day with several grand caliburs perched on a broom! Yes - I'm slightly crackers too! Lol.
Isn't it amazing how much fun you can have from your armchair!
Congratulations to all today's winners.
Patience Cameeli - but it's not easy!
Barbiepinkfairy- keep smiling but it's not easy! You must be drained at the end of a shift!
Got to motivate myself to prepare for tomorrow's after school crafting with children !
Have a cosy day everyone,
Love to all, particularly those who are missing at the moment. Sending hugs to Norah, Sheila, Lynne and Lindsay and anyone I have missed.
Love Myra xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Afternoon Sue, love the black and white, you need a lot of patience to fit all those cut outs back in!! It does look lovely though. Congratulations to all the winners. Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
I really like this card & will try something similar for a birthday card I need to make tomorrow thankyou for the idea.xx KAREN M

TOB said...

Lovely monochrome card, I'm not sure if I would have such patience, I've done that with corners but not a whole card.
Janet any room in your French home for me too, sounds great. If I get some super fuel for my mobility scooter and I set off now I could make it by Easter.(lol)
Well what a waste of time flat hunting was yesterday, how do some people live in such hovels, and how do landlords let their properties get so bad.
Went again today to see a house share, it was beautiful but loads of people after it, so am keeping everything crossed that my daughter can get it.
Am going now while I can still move cos after 2 long journeys I'm not going to be up to do much tomorrow. I can here the kettle boil hubby is bringing me a nice cuppa and I'm going to take some extra painkillers and that's me done.
Congrats winners.
Warm hugs
Theresa xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Black and white together is very classy . Your patience played off so well Sue it was well worth all the hard work.

Back to normal tomorrow. Think everyone else will be the same.
My house looks so bare without the tree and decorations. Never mind only another 11 months till it goes back up,lol

Take care
Hazel G XX
PS Congrats to all the winners

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This card is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! I would really
like to have a go, but think i may have to do it in instalments ..... LOL !
You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful card creations, God bless you!
Jersey Pauline X

Jean Bullock said...

Black and white is always so striking. Beautiful as usual and as usual I pinned. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765606293934/

Dawn Holben said...

Another beautiful card and I love the black & white.
Although it sounds very fiddly and time consuming it sounds like fun and will definitely have a go at this one.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes
A gorgeous card I love black & white it's a lovely colour combo. I love the Scandinavian background die,great technique & great close up shots I will give this ago when my tinnitus is very bad, & have to concentrate on putting the pieces in place..Thank you Sue.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to the lucky comment winner's xx

TOB Theresa,wishing your daughter good luck on getting the house share. I have everything crossed for her. Enjoy your cuppa,& hope your not in too much pain tomorrow. Sending you Gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Sandra have you got a double decker scooter is there any room on top :0)) Janet's house in Burgundy sounds so cozy & warm I can smell her fresh backed bread mmm. Warm hugs Lynda xx

Special hugs to Norah,Lynne M,Sheila,Lindsay missing you all Gentle hugs,Lynda xx

Big Hugs to Sandra Margaret corgi owner,TOB Theresa,Maria A,Myra P,Tina E,Hazel,Saba,Jean D,Weelybad,Gail C, Ita,Pam,Tandy,Tres,Cameeli,& to all Wilsonettes Love Lynda xx

Eunice said...

The black and white card is quite stunning, don't know if I would have the patience!!

hollyberry said...

Really elegant monochrome card,gorgeous.

Maggie said...

Heavens above my good girl - life is the journey not the ending and if it was fun then more power to your pokey tool!! I'm afraid I'd do a die cut with a white background but it certainly wouldn't be as classy as yours. Fabulous card. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful black and white card, so sophisticated even if it a long time to completed , it was worth while in the end.
Ginnie x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
After the sparkle of Christmas (which I love!), it's lovely to get back to something which 'shines' in a different way! I did something similar with a pretty candle die - it can't have had more than 12 pieces fall out, but I thoroughly enjoyed slotting them in and had a great sense of achievement! As many comments have already suggested, crafting is all about the journey. I'm going to hunt out a suitable die and try it again. Delighted to see my name listed today! Best wishes,
Anne O

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Today's card is beautiful !! I love the black and white monochrome. I love the idea of replacing all the fall out pieces to create such a uniquely different card !! It looks like the white card has been embossed through the gaps in the black die cut. Very clever !! A real labour of love and well worth doing. The results are stunning !! I also really love your glitterey Camelia flowers to. Just gorgeous !! Thank you Sue for sharing this beautiful card today. Sending you lots of love today from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to all the Wonderful Wilsonettes today from tres x x x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Running late again lol
Love the card you have posted today not sure I would have the patience to do put all the bits back in though
Hugs for em yo e that needs one as I know that there is a flu bug doing the rounds
Take Care All
Theresa xx

Margaret said...

A lot of work Sue and the photo doesn't do it justice. I do love the glittery snow effect on the flowers.
Hugs
Margaret M

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the black and white theme, it's very elegant.

Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Theresa Pace said...

i love it. my fave combo! excuse my ignorance, but if you had embossed the white card and recessed the black cut out in it, wouldn't you have achieved the same result but quicker? hugs xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, Love this monochrome card and the background die is just gorgeous, have several of your background dies but not this one. It's on the WishList now.
Congratulations to today's winners, so please for you all.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Virginia Davey said...

What a fantastic card

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Love the monochromatic look of this card and admire your patience. Congratulations to today's winners. Sue xxx

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and belated Happy New Year. Love this card though I'm not sure I'd have the patience for all the paper piecing! Gx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful black&white card Sue, don't think I would have the patience to do it. Marlene O xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card today, but I know that I wouldn't have the patience to do it! I also know that with my luck, I'd sneeze ir something and lose half of the pieces! Congratulations to the very lucky winners, enjoy your prizes.
June so sorry to hear about China, I bet your poor son is devastated. Hope everyone is coping with the cold and staying nice and warm. Love and hugs to all my blog friends and especially to those not well, feeling down or having treatment of any sort. Love Alison xxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely monochrome card and flowers are beautiful, never tried this technique not sure I would have the patience but maybe one day will give it a go . Thanks Sue, hugs xxx
Congrats to the Sunday winners.

Crafty hugs to Yorkielass & L, Lynda and all wilsonettes ,
Hugs
Jean D xxxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

A really elegant card, love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love black and white so striking and elegent.
Well done to the winners.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Sandy H said...

Classy card though I know I just don't have the patience to try this one.
Congratulations to the comment winners.
Take care everyone.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful elegant card Sue, love the black and white also your background.
If you enjoyed doing it Sue it was well worth doing, and it was.
Congrats to winners.
Di B x

Diane Maitland said...

I think it was definitely worth the time it must have taken to put your 'jigsaw' together. I think I might try this on my next card. x

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card, worth the effort!!

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Love this card as I think that monochrome colours always look very classy & expensive..

Love the Iced Diamond flowers, so pretty with the shimmer effect.

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

Karen Drew said...

Very striking. I would have probably lost the will to live putting all those pieces in. Good job you are patient!
Luv
Karen xx

Gail said...

Gorgeous card and I'm guessing it was a bit therapeutic putting all the pieces in place and the end product is worth it xx GailT xx

julie laz said...

Lovely sue, crafty hugs Julie xxx