Friday, 13 February 2015

Thanks For Being My Friend

 Hi crafters!  Another quick sample from the Weekender shows.  This card features the Beaded Fanfare Pinpoint embossing folders.  I just love the incredible texture that you get from these folders, they are just so tactile!  I used a piece of taupe card and ran it through to emboss it, then cut it into two pieces to use at the top and bottom of my card.  I used scissors to follow the pattern along and cut a scalloped edge on one side of both halves.  Next I used Enchanted Gold gilding wax and rubbed it lightly over the embossing.  You can see it  just catching the light in some of the close up pics below.  I added mounting foam to both of the pieces and attached them to a piece of milk coloured card.  I stamped my sentiment (from the Amazing Sentiment set by Cr. Exp.) on milk card and heat embossed it in gold detail embossing powder.  I cut it out with the oval from the centre of the Scandinavian background die and used Antique Linen ink on it before removing it from the die.  I cut a Scandinavian tag in soft vintage gold card and backed my sentiment with it and attached it to the card to the right side of the channel created by the scalloped edged background.  I cut several of the Trailing Ivy in vintage gold card and glued them into place across the channel as well.  I finished the card with  a milk card mat with a paper pierced edge, a thin gold mat and a wider milk mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  8 3/4" in size.

I will be doing the drawings for the winners of the latest die releases and posting it later on today (hopefully by around 3 to 4pm), just have to take care of a few things first!  Please don't forget to check back to see if your name is on the list of winners!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Morning Sue and all, another beautiful card today. Love the folder and the ivydie
Steph hope your MRI went okay.
Good luck to all for the draw.
Hugs all round

auscrafts said...

this is so pretty

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love your new dies and folder.
Happy crafting and good luck everyone.
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another very pretty card. Good luck all have a good weekend take care Kitty.

ang said...

Lovely card love the ivy angxx

Anonymous said...

This EF gives such a dramatic touch, Sue, looks like theatre curtains (from the good old days!).
Lovely subtle colours and the wax used to great effect. Great card.

'P' in Wales

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty crew
This is so very pretty. I'm gonny have to get a couple of those embossing folders they are so very pretty an the detail is amazing.
Goodluck everyone in the drawings today xx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, it is Friday the 13th today but there is nothing unlucky about your creation today, I am so excited about the new embossing folders, mine are due to arrive today and I will certainly be having a play, I am so loving the way you have used this one, I have some large scalloped edge borders and will see if they match the design as I am not very good with cutting out, also love the touch of gilding wax to enhance the design such a great idea. But then again Sue you are full of great ideas. I hope to see you at Ally Pally again this year, I am ordering my tickets today.

Good luck to all the winners of the blog compo for each of the new dies.

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

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I love this folder. Its on my want list. The craft show yday was good. Several stands had your dies in pole position and they were selling like hot cakes I am pleased to report. Some did come home with me and I can wait to have a play especially with the weaving dies, am hoping you will be demoing with those next weekend so I use them correctly! Oophs typo above! Should be can't wait to have a play obviously. Happy Friday Wilsonettes

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all

Love this EF and the gilding was shows it off to perfection, ivy is lovely, so many dies and folders - decisions decisions ....
Muriel x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Good luck dear Wilsonettes. Stubby little finger's crossed for you.
I thought how simple but classie this card was last weekend. P in Wales is right, it does look like those beautiful swag theatre curtains. And how it shimmers with the guilding wax. I have an old recipie wax that just refuses to play even when my heat tool had heated it up, must get a replacement soon !
After a horrible day with a horrible tummy, then drinking a big jug of vile muck to enhance MRI pictures Ive woken feeling slightly more human ! Didnt realise how 'off colour' I felt until just now lol, slept from 7pm - 10pm then crawled into bed feeling dreadful. Haho another day begins, so I will send my love and hugs to you Sue and to all my friends that visit today.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow! another stunner, I love the new Folders. They certainly give a wonderful effect.
Great colours and design.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! That embossing folder is one of the best I have seen in a long time... bound to become a favorite!

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, such gorgeousness, love the trailing ivy die, will just have to wing its way to my house. Thanks for sharing your creations. Lol lynne m x x x

Well hubby home again thank goodness ( doesn't do well around needles!!!)- 2 fractured ribs and a chest infection. On 5 different meds to help with pain so up early to start the pain meds round. His little princesses won't leave his side unless its for me to feed them or let them down the garden. It really feels like mum has been relegated to servant role as they only want hubby to smooth & cuddle them. They are definitely milking the situation as much as possible. I think they forget that once hubby is fit and back to work they will only have me at home with them.

Take care everyone, to all in pain or need sending oodles of hugs.

Lol lynne m & dastardly devious divas x x x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the new embossing folder thank you tracyw x

Rosie said...

That's a super embossing folder.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, loved this card when I saw it on the shows, I don't have the new pinpoint folders, but they are on my wish list, this one is really lovely, and a great idea to use it like this. Good luck to everyone with the draw. Have a great day. Bx

Maria Illsley said...

A great card the gilding wax really shines and enhances the embossing folder xxx happy Friday xxxx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Another pretty card. You spoil us.

Nina Spear said...

Morning Sue
Have been trying to convince myself that I didn't need the ivy dies but this card is so gorgeous my resolve is melting faster than ice.
Nina x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Su My Dear Friend,
I Just Love this morning Card it's just Stunning, I Love the Embossing Folder, those New Embossing Folders are Awesome.
Quick message as I'm at the Hospital this morning, so I hope to get back later if not I'll catch you tomorrow.
Love and Hugs
From Sam xxx
Huge Hugs to all The Wilsonettes

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Love the embossing folder, it will be so useful
Pat x

Erica said...

Loved this card over the week end and still do, the embossing folder just makes it and I so like the way you have cut out and followed the scollops.

Caroljsmith said...

Sue what a lovely card today love your new embossing folders and the one today is my favourite . Keep them coming and good luck to all in the draw later today.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Really pretty - love the folder.
Beverley W

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Love the embossing folder and that super cute trailing ivy! sorry you've had a rough time. Glad you're feeling a bit better.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs all round.

Linda Graham said...

Love this embossing folder Sue and how you used it,i have some of the pin point ones and the detail is great,had the ivy die for christmas so need to get card making, thank you for sharing your creations, Linda x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love this embossing folder and it will accidently fall into my basket when in stock at JS. I agree with the comments that it looks like the old fashioned theatre curtains which will make it perfect for my dramatic friends' cards.
Glad you're feeling a bit better this morning Steph. Sending Sam good wishes for her hospital visit today. Sue xxx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
loved all the folders to on the recent shows and today's card just looks stunning! x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

This was one of my favourite cards from your shows as I really love this folder, how you have cut it reminds me of theater curtains going up lol! Just beautiful.

Good Luck to everyone in the draw today.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Love your followers and the Ivey die is very pretty. Like the subtlety of this card xx

Glennis said...

love this folder - you have made a stunning card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
love this card,. Caroline C

nancyd said...

Morning Sue. Gorgeous card and love all
Your new embossing folders.
Nancyd xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue

Hazel said...

Another stunning card, love that folder it's gorgeous.
Hazel x

Elaine Sabey said...

Good Morning Sue
Such a lovely elegant embossing folder. I love the look it gives. The ivy is the perfect finishing touch.

Love Elaine x

sonja_w said...

I am really liking this embossing folder, the effects are beautiful. Stunning card x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the folder and ivy die will be going on my wish list. Have a nice weekend everyone. JJx

cr@fty said...

Oops that went before I wrote anything lol. Your embossing folders are so touchy feely they are gorgeous. I love what you've done with them on today's card and agree they do look like theatre curtains.
Clare W Creative Expression's have a great video on YouTube showibg how to use the weaving dies
Hugs x
Heather T

carol quinn said...

this is absolutly stunning sue, i love the way you have adapted the embossing!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This embossing folder is fantastic i must get my hands on all these new folders. The wax is just giving it that subtle shimmer and i have always love the trailing ivy die it is a very useful die. Hope you have a great weekend.
Very foggy here today so drve careful and keep warm everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I just love that embossing folder, it is beautiful like the card.
I got a new granddaughter yesterday, named Tess so as you can imagine I am over the moon with joy! Love Jean xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Pretty card today & the embossing folder really does look like theatre curtains, grand and regal.


AnnetteM said...

I am saving my pennies, as I just have to have this stunning embossing folder. This effect just appeals to me and I love the cards you have made with it Sue.
Have a great weekend. AnnetteM

Anonymous said...

A different look, but one to try. Love the ivy.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Fabulous card today, love the Beaded Fanfare, reminds me of the festoons that used to hang in windows, the ivy is a must have also.
Have a great day.
Amanda x

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Love the new pinpoint embossing folders, need these, Bye for now, Junex (Cumbria)

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DeyaniraC said...

Morning Sue
Morning Mrs. Pam

A very stunning card. love the scallops and the color combination.

Ladies have a wonderful day

Jill Berg said...

This embossing folder is the bomb! So beautiful and love the trailling ivy

barbiepinkfairy said...

Real class. Love this folder it's on my list very deco!

Love to all xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sie Another stunning card.
I do love this embossing folder there's
Just something magical about it with the
Gilding on it.
And o love how you have used it can't wait
For mine to come.
Good luck to everyone one the draw.

Debs xxx

Anonymous said...

lovely card again Sue to brighten up a dismal morning in Staffordshire.
Just love all your cards.
Best wishes to all

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Really like this Embossing Folder but as yet funds are low, so will wait!
Nice card today Sue!
Take care
Love MArg

Jane said...

Good morning Sue,a wonderful card again and like the gold on it .have a nice weekend shall tune in later to see if I am amongst the lucky winners take care Jane B.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, how I love this embossing folder - gorgeous card Sue...


carol edwards said...

Another beautiful card, love the layers. I used to have voille curtains that cascaded down giving a similar effect. Gosh I used to think they were gorgeous. Loving the ivy die. See you all later x

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue, as always thank you for sharing your amazing talents and such a beautiful card...I received my pinpoint folders yesterday and have been using them to experiment with different cards...they really are folders that you do not want to put down. Have a great day Beth x

Rosie said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card today and that embossing folder is gorgeous. Cannot wait to get that one.
Good luck to everyone for the draw....xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, my embossing folders came yesterday, and I can say they are absolutely stunning. I spent a very happy hour just embossing bits of card and rubbing them with guilding wax. They are your best yet. It was seeing this card on C&C that made me order them.

Love Rosemarie xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW another beautiful card, love this embossing folder, I am waiting for mine to come.
Carol x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue a lovely simple card today
Denise X

Lesley Cann said...

Absolutely love that embossing folder. Have ordered mine. The ivy looks so life like.

Anouk said...

love this embossingfolder, too bad I have a big shot and they don't fit in there

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous, classy card, I need this E/F it's very art deco. Your ivy die is lovely I have used it so much, it cuts and embosses so well.
Fingers crossed for the draw, good luck all.

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card Sue and just adore these embossing folders. Now funnily enough I received my order yesterday so I can have a go at this card later. Fingers crossed for the draw will look back later. Hugs xx

Saba said...

Good morning Sue,
Such an elegant card. The beaded fanfare embossing folder is gorgeous and the gold gilding wax on the embossed card gives it a lovely shimmer, not that the beaded fanfare needs any enhancement, it is beautiful in its own right. The Scandinavian tag cut out in that lovely soft vintage gold card gives it the look of a metal embellishment and the trailing ivy adds a lovely finishing touch to this gorgeous card.

Steph, glad today is a better day for you.
Sam, good luck today.

JEAN, many congratulations on the birth of your precious granddaughter Tess, no wonder you are over the moon.
Love and hugs for all


gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, adore the folder

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

I will definitely have to get this embossing folder. It is gorgeous.


DMJ said...

Love the idea of joining the 2 embossed areas together with the ivy!!

Doreen x

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning card and so little needed to create it.....FABULOUS!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

This card is beautiful. My pinpoint embossing folders arrived late yesterday so will be having a play today. Think this has a very deco influence so this particular folder is very versatile. Have already used the ivy dies on a card and they a absolutely stunning.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I have to say that this folder is at the top of my list for my next purchase - I really fell for it on your shows last week and as you probably know by now I love Art Deco and what a way to remind us of that era. You showcase it here beautifully and reminds us that Efolders can also be the main aspect of our cards. I have your first Pin Point folders and they are the ones that I go to on a very regular basis. I have some gilding wax which I bought ages ago and so I hope that it hasn't gone off now you have wet my appitite. I hope you have managed to get a little R&R in this week Sue.

Steph - I hope your MRI went OK and that you're not too exhausted this morning. Have just read your post and pleased you're OK this morning.
TXCowgirl - I prefer to use photo glue as it gives me (in Sue's words) a little more wriggle room before it sets. I have used double sided tape in the past but it really is your personal choice.
Norah - Unfortunately the things I was taught in school eg Cookery and Needlework just do not exist any more more's the pity. Hope your evening class takes off as I know they could not have a better teacher. It just goes through me when I see how things are just thrown away because someone cannot sew a button on. It doesn't help when certain chain stores use slave labour across the world and sells cheap. Sorry rant over.
Sam - good luck for today.

Well it's Friday and as I'm here in Sheffield no market for today and therefore no pastries either. Did my housework yesterday after my hairdresser had been so I think it's a crafting day and as I've only a couple of bday cards left to do for March I can have a little play.

To all in pain or suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

karenlotty said...

I loved this card when I saw it on the show But I just know I wouldn't be able to cut the embossed piece as neatly as you! Edger dies please that match the embossing folder! I like the idea that it has depth but not too much so it should post ok (with an extra piece of card over the top to protect it

Gail said...

Morning Sue
Love this card, I have the ivy die, just need the embossing folder.
Fingers crossed for later.
Gail C x

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card, I'm hopefully going to the Hobbycraft show in Glasgow next month , so saving my pennies to indulge myself there and get a couple of these fantastic EFs etc.
Glad you feel a bit better today Steph, and hope all goes well for you Sam.
Love and Hugs to all! & Goodluck in the Draw! Xo

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful card, this iembossng folder is definitely a must have, can see it being used lots. Love the Ivy spray in gold it looks lovely.

Take care, Love Brenda xxx

SAM all the best with your hospital appointment

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Love the Embossing Folder so elegant. Gorgeous card.
Good luck to all on the draw hope we will see some regulars in there.
Hugs to all those in need.
Love Theresa xx

Clare Gillian Pomfrett said...

Love the new embossing folders, you are so clever, I love watching your shows as you make it seem so easy I could never do as well as you do.I always watch you and wonder where you get your energy.At the moment I only have one of your dies but it won't be the last and I'll be getting some embossing folders too.

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card , love the embossing folder it's a must have i think.
marion H

Chris Curry said...

Another delicate and beautiful card Sue. I have the ivy and use it a lot, so many ways to do that. Thank you.Xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous embossing folder and it's great how you cut it to show the swag.
Fingers crossed for later. :-)
Lorna D

Sue from Wiltshire said...

I love this embossing folder, it reminds me of Art Deco and would look good with Art Deco ladies too.

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful pretty! Sorry I haven't been by this and work took over from crafting and blogging! Hugs Carole Z X

Jeannie Butt said...

Morning Sue
I just love this embossing folder and it will be my next purchase.
This card is just gorgeous, I love it.

Lots of love
Jeannie Butt

Diane said...

Hi Sue what a pretty card today, must say it is making me fall in love with that embossing folder. Just when I thought I didn't need it! Lol. The trailing ivy is on my must have list, it is so beautiful. Have a great day and see you again later. Take care love Diane G xxx
Steph glad to hear you are feeling better today xxx
Sam hope your hospital visit goes ok xxx
Jean congratulations on your granddaughter arriving, you must be over the moon xxxxx

Craftetter said...

Sue, I just adore this folder and can't wait until it is available again. It just really takes a card further and it us good to be able to shape it.
Hugs Elaine xx

Helen Bell said...

Good morning Sue and everyone

A lovely elegant and unusual card. So pretty. Think I will have a play with other embossing folders to do something similar, as I haven't got this lovely folder....yet....

Love Helen xxx

Denise said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card and I like the effects of the gilding wax.

Since I started following your blog I have learnt so many techniques. You are an insperation.

Thank you

Denise (mini)

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Julie Kay said...

Beautiful card Sue, this got a lot of attention on your recent C&C Shows. Love the embossing folders. Crafty Regards Julie kay xxx

Joan D said...

I need this embossing folder. Looks like so many things you can do with it. Beautiful card Sue x x

Maryann Laursen said...

Another great card here today Sue. As always it´s sooo elegant and beautiful in every detail.

Adena said...

Stunning card Sue - this folder is a must have but then so are all the others.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & Wilsonettes
A stunning card this morning love the embossing folder,it's gone right to the top of my must have list. It's so elegant,with the gilding wax. Like Steph I have several of the old pots of gilding wax & can't use as gone hard & just don't work.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Sam good luck at hospital today Hug's Lynda xx

Good luck everyone on the draw later xx

Hug's to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Myra P,Maria A,Sheila G,Hazel,Patricia,Lynne M,Wheelybad,TOB Theresa,Saba,Jean D,Gail C,Tina E,Tandy,Norah,Sam S,& Hug's to all Wilsonlettes Lynda xx

Anonymous said...

Morning sue another lovely card gorgeous colours haven't got this folder but will have to add it to my collection love yvonne bxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card today incorporating that simply gorgeous Embossing Folder and Trailing Ivy die. I already have the Ivy Die and the EB is on my List.
Best Wishes from
Lesley S x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely idea to be able to follow the scalloped line. SueL x

sandy acland said...

Wow I love this one, and the colours are great too!

hollyberry said...

Another gorgeous card showing your new range so well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a beautiful card and I love the taupe and milk card used together, it is so elegant. This embossing folder is a must, the detail is stunning. Best wishes

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and the embossing folder is a must . love Jean Z xxx

Swiftycrafter said...

What a beautiful embossing folder, the gilding wax works a treat, fabulous card.
Lynne x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue....have a lovely day happy crafting ....x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, love this embossing folder they are so intricate.
Good luck for today everyone, take care Jess x

Theresa said...

Good Morning Sue and everyone
I love this embossing folder and the cards that you have created with it Sue
I might just have to treat myself to it
I will check back later to see the winners of your dies
Good luck everyone
Take Care
Theresa x

IVY Cheong said...

Love this elegant embossing folder and the Ivy dies too. Very elegant card indeed.


Ivy xx

Susan White said...

This is such a lovely card, and you can really see the texture from the new folder. I always love your channel cards. Hope to see some familiar names come up in the draw today good luck, Susan x

hotpotato said...

beautiful card Sue. x

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & friends
Today's card is gorgeous, one of the truly "outstanding" cards from your shows last weekend! The gilding wax just brings the card to life, making the card look like expensive satin/silk material, the descriptions of theatre drapes are spot on! Your designs are always so perfect Sue, you do seem to know exactly what we would love to use!
Thank you for another serving of inspiration, hugs xxx
Lynne M, you must be exhausted playing nurse, I do hope your hubby is soon on the mend, our pets certainly seem to know who needs their love the most at times, it's as if they can sense that we may need that extra attention! make time for yourself to rest and recuperate too Lynne, it's easy to get carried away and then end up in bed yourself, sending you huge hugs xxBella & Milo send 'paw hugs' to your 'devious divas'
Steph, plenty of R & R today, glad you are feeling a little brighter than yesterday, fancy a coffee? 😉
Sam I will be thinking of you today my lovely, I hope it's all over super fast and you are back home being looked after,call in later for a catch up! Hugs xxx
Mrs B, are you where I think you are? If so, take a deep breath and.........relax! Lol thinking of you xxx
To the rest of you lovely Wilsonette Sisters, I wish you all the best of luck for later on today, what an exciting way to end the week!
Love and hugs
Sandra xxxxxxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Very very Pretty card for today Sue, the EF is gorgeous and on my next to buy list.

Saba, Our family reunions came about in 1997 when our American cousins decided to celebrate their family connections as the only other time they all met up was for hatches, dispatches and matches. So hence was born the idea of a 5 year family reunion. The first one in Birmingham was because our ancestors originated from Blacksmith stock in the Midlands area. My great great grandfather had two brothers who emigrated to America in the 1800's, met their wives, married and had families.
My paternal grandfather George and nanny Mabel emigrated to Australia in 1957 (with the advantage of the, at the time, £10 assisted passage payment) taking with them their youngest son (there was a big age difference between my dad and his youngest brother). My aunt Brenda, their daughter and her family, followed a couple of years later.
My dad was in the army so we didn't get to go, but my sister and I did go to live with Nan and Granddad for almost 3 years when my father was posted abroad to Nigeria. The reason being that we were too young for boarding school in England and there were no schools for the over 10 year olds in Nigeria in the early 1960's unless you went private. My sister being already 10 and I was 9, so to save splitting us sisters up, we went to Australia.
We also have a family branch in Germany. My Uncle Rodney (dad's brother) met and married a young German lady when he was stationed there. They have two sons. Quite a bit of history our family has.

As always, gentle healing hugs to all those who need one.

Cheryl xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and I do like the embossing folders.
Hugs and good luck everyone

Elaine said...

Stunning colours and make xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I really like the Beaded Fanfare Pinpoint Embossing, definitely one folder I will be adding to my collection.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Paula said...

An elegant, simple card Sue, in other words, my kind of card! I love it.

Paula x

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
I like this card very much because of the embossing folder you used. It reminds me of Art Deco which I love so much...
Have a nice Weekend
Rolf xxx

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, just beautiful, crafty hugs Julie xxx

nannapat said...

Stunning effect on a fairly simple design. The embossing and Scandinavian tag make it look so opulent, great for a male in the right colours too. Pat x

Evis M said...

Dear Sue.
I love this card. The embossing folder is really lovely and I will get it when I can.
Evis M.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

This is very different, Sue, and I like it.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

I must buy these embossing folders the effect they give is lovely.Great card today Sue.

SerenePolly said...

Good morning Sue

This is a lovely approach and so flexible for different types of cards and occasions. I am keeping my fingers crossed for this afternoon!

Take care



ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, the new embossing folder is stunning, as for the ivy, it is difficult lifelike. Together they make a really lovely card. X Ros

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the colours you have used, so classy! The pinpoint embossing folders are so lovely, my wish list is growing! Kind regards Janet k xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue. A very subtle and lovely card, I just love the deep embossed look your folders give x x x

Anonymous said...

Another great looking card, I don't think I have ever disliked any of the cards you show on your blog. Am unable to buy these A4 embossing folders as much as I am liking these as I do not have a A4 Die cutting machine but hopefully in the future I may be able to invest in one. Kind regards Sandra Kent.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card today Sue, love the fanfare embossing folder, the ivy is just lush and I do have this die now so can cut some out, the gold card is looking fab, craftihappiness to all and love from macky.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A simple but so beautiful card and I love how you have cut the embossing to form a pretty gap on the card. Would never have thought of this.
Hugs to all who may need them and here's to many brighter days ahead.

Love Sheila xx

fame01 said...

Morning Sue n all the crafty crew,
This card is so elegant the embossing folder is stunning all are a must have,hugs sarah xxx

Maria Alder said...

Morning Sue and everyone!
Beautiful card. The new EF are something real different and so lovely. Hope you will make some of them in smaller versions on day.
The ivy is on my shopping list :-)

Steph- glad you feeling a bit better,take it easy today. Hugs.
LynneM- Wish your husband speedy recovery and you make sure now not to overdo things yourself,Hugs!
Sam-hope all goes well today,Hugs!
JeanP-lovely news,congrats to your new grand daughter,baby Tess welcome to the wilsonettes,Hug.
Janet- Have a good day crafting,love to see more of your creations Hugs!
Cheryl- amazing family history.Hug

Hugs to Norah,Wheelybad,ToB,Janet,Lynda,Sandra,June,LynneM & the pesky critters,Sheila,Alison,Pam,Steph,Brenda,Sam,Hazel,Cheryl,CraftyNanna,Saba,Myra,Patwyn,Sue,Pat,Tandy and all Wisonettes have a good day as possible Warm Hugs from
Maria x

val jones said...

This is so beautiful Sue. I don't know how you come up with a different idea every day. Wish I had some of your creativity.
Love Val in Spain x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow wilsonettes,
Love the white and that soft gold Sue combo as it just works a treat together. I was thinking that you could design a die to match the bottom of this cracking embossing for us mere mortals that can't cut into this shape that easily. I love the ivy but missing your bows or flowers at the top of it which you normally finish with. Thank you Sue for a beautiful card and i can see that this folder is rapidly becoming one of your all time favourites.
I got my shopping from my normal on line Supermarket but when i got to the strawberries that i had ordered they had wednesday's date on them, now i know that we like strawberries a lot but come on there was no way i could eat 750grams all in one day. Anyway i thought i am taking these back as i could just imagine them the next day and sure enough yesterday i had little furry jackets on a lot of them. Kirsten forgot to lift them so i went in last night with them. Not one pack of strawberries to be had in the whole store. The lovely lassie on customer service desk was really good though saying that was there nothing that i needed in the fruit and veg aisle as she was swapping it and giving me a £2 voucher as way of an apology. I ended up getting mum and dad two big bouquets of flowers with some red roses in it for them which she gave me the money of the flowers and the gift card towards payment. I can hear mum the now shouting as she always thought flowers were a rip off at this time of the year and how a bunch of daffs would do the same job. I don't think i will be ordering fruit and veg again online though as i think i got the oldest lot in the warehouse delivered.
Steph flower i do hope that you are feeling better today from yesterdays ordeal or nightmare depending on your point of view. And if you slept for those 3 hours and them climbed into bed and slept through you badly needed the rest. I know that you have a lot to get done for the market but please try to take it a bit easier, please.
Oh Lynne i am sorry that your hubby is in such a bad state but i bet he is glad to be home and his little princesses are just guarding him incase someone tries to hurt their daddy. Isn't it amazing how they can sense when someone is not well and there is something wrong. So no little swipes or digs at their daddy while they are on patrol(lol). Hope you are feeling a bit better even wearing your waitress get up to serve his lordship hand and foot while he recovers.
Jean, i am over the moon on the birth of your beautiful baby granddaughter. I hope that both mummy and baby are well and soon home although if it is anything like Forth Valley Royal they fling them out in under 6 hours if it is a first and 3 with a second or more. My friends daughter got flung out at 23.45 with her first baby. Wishing your precious family love and sending hugs to you all.
Sam remember tell him you don't want panorama pictures, portrait will do just fine. Hugs flower.
Well this mist is down at my beloved Ochils today and i think it will be a day for being in the house somehow after i have been up to talk to mum, dad and Jim so i will see you all tomorrow,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really gorgeous folder, shown off so well on this card.

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue, good card, I do really like the versatility of the ivy die. I have used it on many cards since buying it.
Zena x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

A lovely card, so simple and effective. Thanks for sharing.

I received both the noble square dies yesterday, they are even nicer in real life.

Best wishes

patwyn said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card today. Love the EF but as I only have a Big Shot unable to use it.

Steph: hope today is better for you.

Sam: hope hospital visit goes well.

Pat xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue,
I think this is my favourite new folder, well today it is!! I love the way you can cut round the scallops
love from Jackie

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love the embossing folder and the dies.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card those flounces are gorgeous remind me of the silkie curtain they used to have in the Cinema years ago.........

Hugs and good luck to all

Annx without an "e"

Paula said...

lovely card Sue. That is a wonderful embossing folder.

Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

What a lovely card and I think the colours are fab.

Looking forward to seeing if my name appears on your draw. It would be awesome to receive something from you.

Lol Barbara W

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Lovely card with the swags of embossing.

Best wishes.
Ang x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Thank you for today's lovely card. I guess I really do have to get my hands on this embossing folder - I just love it. Good luck to all of Sue's regular followers for this afternoon's draw and Sue, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Kate's Cards said...

I love the folder.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Stunning - absolutely fabulous. This new embossing folder is very effective. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Diane said...

Wow...stunning...I just LOVE that embossing many beautiful details on this card! I have a few of your dies coming my way this week...I can hardly wait to get them!!

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Great card today Sue, reminds me of when I used to go to the Music Hall with my mother.
I'll be back on later to read everyone's posts as my granddaughters had a sleep over for Teacher Training Day, and my time isn't my own.
Hope everyone has as good a day as they can. Love to all who are unwell, in pain, caring for someone or who are lonely. xxx

Roisin said...

Beautiful Sue....I really love the ivy of my faves!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Another stunning card. I love the new embossing folders. I have ordered the new embossing folders and I am hoping they arrive today. Love Kate H

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love this embossing folder.

Good luck to everyone for the draw today. My fingers are crossed.


Yorks butterfly said...

Lovely card Sue. Love these pinpoint folders Think they are so unusual and a great addition to any stash

Maxine T said...

Oh what a beautiful background, that embossing folder is beautiful. Maxine T

Jill Liddle said...

Love the effect that the gilding wax has on this card. Will definitly have to practice this technique.

CraftyJo said...

That's lovely :) (so hard to type with fingers firmly crossed for the draw later!)

Mac Mable said...

Hi...just love the trailing ivy die and that embossing folder, so pretty. What a lovely card you've made today x

Diane Naylor said...

Hi sue, thank you so much for sharing the beautiful card, I am totally smitten with the Fanfare Pinpoint embossing folders. Again, thank you.

Jean said...

Just gorgeous!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this new embossing folder and the gilding wax just enhances it even more. Love the trailing ivy too - and I have this one.
I will pop back later to see who all the lucky people are - fingers crossed and good luck everyone.

craftynanna said...

Hello Sue another lovely card but mine is blue for some reason, but beautiful anyway, good luck all in the draw this afternoon, hugs Johanna

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card I love the embossing folder and how you cut around the bottom. Good luck to everyone in the draw. Love and hugs to all.

Jen Rey said...

Beautiful card! I love that embossing folder! I like how you used the guilding wax and the gold embossing powder. I just love the Ivy and tag around the sentiment. Thank you for sharing!

Julie said...

Where can I get the embossing folder?

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card. Hugs Jackie

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. Love the way you've used the embossing folder. You've made it very clear that the ivy and tags dies are essential (at least for me, lol). Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card and the EF.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Maggie said...

What a fabulous card, Sue. I think the use of the ivy with the scalloped embossing folder is just magical. So opulent and romantic - I hope you have someone special to give this one to. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, elegant card. I loved it when I saw it in your shows and I love it still. So dramatic, the pinpoint folder and the way you've used it.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I really love this card....its stunningly elegant!!!!

Cathie Weary said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue. Just love the look of this new embossing folder. Can hardly wait until it is available. Good luck to all the upcoming winners. Can hardly wait until to post the winners. Today might be my lucky Friday the 13th.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, what a fabulous texture you have made with this embossing folder! Awesome!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, the more I see this embossing folder, the more I want it!
Good luck to everyone for the draw.
Steph pleased you're feeling better and good luck to Sam, hope it goes well today.
Love and hugs to all. Alison xxx

CathyinMN said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the texture from the embossing folder you used and the shimmer from the wax.

Lesley Thomas said...

I love the dotty swags folder, it really looks useful for lots of card designs. Ivy is pretty too.

Kim Jaime said...

This is such a lovely and elegant card. I can't wait to make it.

weefortune said...

Beautiful card Sue, Elaine x. Good luck to all for later die drawing

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love this gorgeous card, it's a fantastic showcase for the beautiful embossing folder :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs and good luck to all xxx

Wendy from Scotland said...

stunning card but the embossing folder is even more stunning going away to find it on the comp. and buy it lol. xx

Darlene4527 said...

Very pretty! Love the detail of the embossing folder.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good afternoon Sue,

Beautiful card I bought the ivy die and it is so nice to have another idea on where to use it.

Love the way you have used the embossing folder.

Good luck to everyone

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Such an elegant card, I love all the new release embossing folders and trailing ivy is a favourite, so pretty and ripe for snipping! I nearly have my wish list written. This show I'm going to tomorrow is so close to some of the major ones it doesn't attract many major retailers so fingers crossed they'll have any of your dues or EFs. If not I'll be ordering online soon as I get home! I love the gold and white, the gilding wax is so subtle.

I won't get to Ally Pally in April because of a family celebration but there's a very good chance I will get there September or to the ExCel at the end of the year as long as logistics to get to station can be sorted. My mum is interested in coming, maybe I'll convert her too!

RE GILDING WAX if your wax has gone hard get some gilding wax solution, its by Creative Expressions for their gilding wax- I can't remember if it uses the cosmic shimmer branding. You drop a little of the solution- Which does smell strongly of alcohol- onto the wax, do up the lid and leave it overnight, its a solvent that softens the wax and you can do some quite cool effects mixing colours etc too. Solvents will soften wax and when you open it again it's usable. Sure there are better descriptions elsewhere online and its not expensive, a little goes a long long way so for roughly the cost of a new wax you save your old ones. Very good product.

Jean, congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter xxx
Steph, hope you feel better soon, I've had the same done and it's unpleasant to say the least. Hot water bottle for tummy if it feels sore works wonders xxx
Sam, hope hospital went ok xxx
Theresa (TOB) Hope you aren't in too much discomfort xxx
Lynne M and divas, Billy very impressed with level of dedication to hubby's recovery, hope he gets better quickly x Billy very very clingy when I'm bad, even to extent he pulls Mr W round the evening walk to get back to me, they know...! wags and woofs xxx

Hugs to Wilsonettes everywhere, good luck in the draw later and would love to see lots of familiar names! Special hugs for all those who are poorly, in any, sort of pain, having treatment or are in recovery, extra hugs on tap and big dog woof and wags to all the crafty dogs out there from Billy (asleep on my blanket!) Have a good weekend, if I don't blog over weekend it's because I'll be tired so please don't worry.


T x

Jean Bullock said...

That embossing folder is so versatile. The card looks wonderful, as usual.

Linda28 said...

Sue, A beautiful card, I did manage to watch this on my I pad whilst on holiday, arrived back early this morning, just the jet-lag to get over. I love this embossing folder with the guilding wax. Must get back into my craft room and play.
Steff, hope you have recovered a little today and huge congratulations to Jean P on your new Grandaughter , you'll never have any money now, we are looking forward to our first great grandchild in April ( a little boy) could not help but buy him lots of goodies whilst away:) hugs to all, Linda.

terrie said...

That embossing folder is so nice...I can see many use with the folder...your card turned out really nice
well done Sue

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
This is a really opulent embossing folder...I think I really need this one :). It almost doesn't need anything else on the card but the ivy die cut just sets it off a treat, and what a good colour card you've chosen. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

pinky said...

Loving the different layout, that pin point folder is so gorgeous.

Hellma said...

Stunning card love how you cut the scallop.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

What a beautiful card, I really must get hold of the ivy dies.

Steph' I hope you are feeling better and a lot warmer today.x Gentle hugs.

Kind Regards :-)

Tina XX

Anonymous said...

Love the new embossing folders, they hardly need any other embellishment ! Great colour combination and the lovely ivy. Very attractive card. Kindest regards Judith( Moran ) x

Nana on the Hill said...

Lovely card Sue, and your ivy is one of my favourite dies, l find it so useful.

Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely beautiful card again today, I really love the detail on the embossing folder.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oooh WOW !! This is a beautiful card today !! How lovely !! Your new Embossing folders all look gorgeous Sue. I love this EF. I think it is very Art Deco looking. It looks great with the gilding wax on it to. The Scananavian Tag Dies are beautiful to. As for the Ivy dies these are a firm favourite of mine after I got them as a Christmas present !! I use them all the time, they are gorgeous Sue !! Thank you for sharing another beauty of a card with us today. Sending you lots of love and hugs today love from Tres x x x

To Wheely Bad, Thank you for your tip about the gilding wax solution. I have several different colours of gilding wax that have gone all hard and I thought I was going to have to throw them away. I will definately be buying some of this solution now. Thank you very much. I hope you are feeling ok now love from Tres x x x

Steph, I hope you are feeling a bit better now after yesterday. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Jean P, Congratulations on your new little Grand daughter Tess. Lots of love to you from Tres x x x

Lynne M, I hope your hubby feels better soon. Take care of your self love Tres x x x

To Sam Smithard, I hope all goes well for you today. sending you lots of love and hugs. Take care love from Tres x x x

To all the Wonderful Wilsonettes sending lots of love and hugs today from Tres x x x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and Wilsonettes
What a wonderful creation I love everything about this one so very elegant and beautiful.
Good luck everyone in the very generous draw.
Margaret corgi owner

Meg said...

Hi sue, I have this embossing folder on my must have list.
Everything you design is so versatile.

Love and hugs to everyone.


Anonymous said...

You could use this embossing folder as theatre curtains! A lovely card.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Anne (Northampton)

Janice K said...

A wonderful design, love the colour and that stunning embossing folder. I was so pleased to see that you have added to the pinpoint collection.x

Txcowgirl said...

Beautiful card, Sue. I don't have any of your embossing folders yet, but really do like this one. Will have to take a look at all of them.

Never have heard of gilding wax before, and not sure if it's a product here in the USA. There seems to be many products you have there which we don't have. Am seeing some very interesting new items from the British hosts on the new Create and Craft TV USA, yet not all are available to us here. Sure wish we'd get a little of Sue and her products. I wrote and asked them, or begged them is a better description, to have her. Maybe someday they will.

Ecco, thank you for your reply, will have to search out photo glue, another one I've not heard of.

Cheryl Brown, you cracked me up, love, love your phrase "hatches, dispatches and matches". So funny, and so appropriate, it took a minute for me to interpret, but what a great description.

Best of wishes for the contest, wish we could all win. Just having Sue to design and share though is a winning situation.

Sue Edwards said...

Hi Sue, I just HAD to get this embossing folder, it's simply
stunning. It arrived today, so I shall be busy in my craft room first thing in the morning. Thank you for another stunning card using this folder.

Littlelamb said...

First chance today I have had to come on here. Congratulations to all the winners of Sue's dies. Love today's card. That embossing folder is top of my wish list. Might have to wait until Ally Pally.

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