Sunday, 15 February 2015

You Are So Special

Good Sunday morning all!  This card was such a struggle to photograph due to the glossy card, but it really is striking in person.  This is the card that Andy Love was quite taken with from last weekends shows.  It is a great card for the guys with the bold colours.  I started with the Scandinavian background and I cut it out of black gloss card.  I don't very often use gloss card, but I am loving the combo of the tone on tone with the gloss and the matte!  I added mounting foam to the back (centre and edge) and matted it with black matte card.  I did a bit of matting around it with peach card to soften the black.  Next I cut the Copenhagen die in white card for my focal element.  I added it to the centre of the card with mounting foam, then topped it with a peach die cut using the inside of the Stockholm set.  The sentiment was stamped in black and cut out with the smaller dies in the Copenhagen die set and mounted on to a slightly larger black mat in the centre to complete the focal element.  I added a black paper pierced mat, then a thin white mat and a final black mat.  If you want to lighten up the card a bit, use white card to mat and layer it, that will do the trick.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.

Today is the first day of our trade show and tonight is the night they announce the winners of the British Craft Awards too so a very busy day!!  Fingers crossed!

I still have two unclaimed winning dies from the drawing.  Angela Wade and Kathy Johnson still need to email me to confirm their addresses please!

Now for the winners of the weekly comment game.  This week's winners are:

Desiree P!!!
Gillian Hughes!!!

For the extra qualitying post of Feb. 9th, the winners are:
Sue Milham!!!

From the extra qualifying post of Feb. 11th, the winners are|:
Susan Jane Morson!!!
Lesley Cann!!!

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

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, always a delight so dramatic
Good luck with the Tade show.
Congrats to comment winners.
Hugs to all

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Good luck with the trade show this card looks a little to dark for me up I bet it's stunning in your hands it's possible the way my laptops showing it thank you tracyw x

Jan.moogie said...

Not usually a black card person but this is stunning and may have to try making it. Thanks for sharing. Hugs. xxxx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, definitely a mans card this one, I do like it but you do need something to soften the colours which you have used.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners

Good luck tonight with the awards Sue, we know you are the best xxxxx

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

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends
Wow what a 'striking' card! It has the feel of a top of the range car with leather seats! A strange analogy I know but that's what I puts me in mind of! As Andy Love quite rightly said 'any guy would love this card'
It's a fine example of how versatile the Scandinavian dies really are! Thank you Sue for another week of top class inspiration! Hugs to you xxxxxx
Congratulations to all the lucky comment game winners, enjoy your gifts? Xxx
To all our blog family I wish you the happiest of Sundays, whatever you are doing, hugs xxxx
Well I must go and open the 'coffee shop' ,
Love and huge hugs
Sandra xxxxxx

Sandra said...

Sorry Sue, I meant to wish you Good Luck for tonight,
You should easily pick up rather award for the best & most popular Die range, hands down winner in our eyes!
Please update us on your achievements
Love & hugs
Sandra xxxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. As Pam says, a very dramatic card. I like how you've soften the black with just the touch of peach. Good luck for tonight - you're always a winner in our eyes.
Congratulations to the comment game winners. Sue xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
bit hard to see the gloss and matte on the tablet but it looks like a great man's card- they are always in demand
good luck with the awards Sue !!!
Muriel x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue and all visitor's today.
Very striking and masculine. Dont think Ive seen you use the gloss before but as you say, it works.
I love my Scandinavian background die, its so useful and one I go to quite often.
I was wondering when the awards were announced, not only are you a magnificent designer, crafter and friend, you also read minds lol.
Wishing you acheive ALL you deserve when the winners are announced. Your always a winner to your Wilsonettes.
Sending love n hugs.
Will be ordering my latte as usual soon : )
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Look forward to hearing the award results - sure your name will be there Sue.
I think black is great on cards, so this works for me.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. What an eye catching card.don't think I've ever seen black gloss card anywhere only white. Might have to search some out. Good luck for the awards tonight. You deserve to win me thinks. Will keep everything crossed for you.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Interesting card! Love the dies. Good luck for the awards. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Nina Spear said...

Morning Sue
I can understand why Andy loved this card, my OH would love it! I saw it on your shows and thought WOW! Such an unusual card but absolutely stunning!
Nina x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you for the inspiration, the card is lovely. Good luck for tonight we know you are already a winner.
congrats to all the winners Take care Kitty.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Loving the gloss and matte combo.


cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a striking card it's fabulous. Congratulations to all the blog winners you are the kindest most generous person Sue. Good luck for tonight you deserve to win after all your hard work, but in our eyes you are the winner and already our Number 1.
Hugs x
Heather T

Caroljsmith said...

Lovely card sue even though it's black. Good luck for tonight we are all keeping our fingers crossed for you.

auscrafts said...

a very dramatic card, not to everyones taste but ideal for a make card I like it

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card, very different in the black but great for a male card. Good luck with the trade fair and fingers crossed for tonight. Congratulations to all the winners again. Love Jean xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A great card love the black gloss.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Enjoy the trade show and good luck for tonight.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A great card love the black gloss.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Enjoy the trade show and good luck for tonight.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x x

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue My Dear Friend,
What A Truly Absolutely Remarkable Card, I Love
The Black Glossy Card, And The Mixture Of Your
Cutting Dies, The Scandinavian, The Copenhagen,
The Stockholm, No Wonder Andy Love, Loved The Card, As I Must Admit So Do I, I Always Love Cards That Have Black In Them As They Make Cards Pop And With This Being Tone On Tone Its Truly Amazing.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Such Beautiful Cards With Us This Week And Of Course The Fabulous Tutorial's In The Form Of Your Awesome Videos Which I Love Watching, Thank You For The Tips And Techniques I So Appreciate Them All As Do We All.
Great Close Up Photography Shots.
Sue I truly Hope "The Awards Go Well For You"
You Will Always Be A Winner To Me.
It's Like If We Weren't Lucky Enough To Win One Of Your New Dies,
We Still Win Each And Every Day By Visiting This
Amazing Blog Thank You So Very Much.
Sue Take Great Care My Friend
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
To All The Wonderful Wilsonettes
How Are You My Friends, I Hope Your Keeping Well If
Not I'm Sending Huge Hugs, Thank You For Kind Comments Re: The Hospital Visit.
There Is So Many Really Kind People Who Have Placed Kind Messages On The Blog I Can't Thank You Enough.
Congratulations To All This Week's Comment
Gift Winners Enjoy Your Wonderful Gift That You Get From Our Sue.
Take Care All
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Very striking card and definitely another design idea to go in the "Man cards" folder...have to say though that I have reservations about the glossy black card but I'll just wait for it to grow on me shall


Jill Berg said...

Tres chic - it almost looks like a framed masterpiece rather than a card front

Edwina Scotney said...

Good morning Sue, I love the design of this card, but the colour is a little too dark for my taste. Very best wishes for the trade show you deserve to do well, Edwina

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, stunning. Good luck for the Craft Awards and Congratulations to all the lucky winners x

Anonymous said...

unusual card for you Sue, always good

to see something different!

Good Luck with the show

Best Wishes


Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This card is a real beauty and i think any man would love it as its very dramatic with the colours,. I must go on the hunt for some of that gloss card as i think it would be a useful stash lol. Wishing you GOOD LUCK for tonight but to us crafters you are a winner but it is still nice to be acknowledged by the industry and fellow crafters. Enjoy your day and have a great evening. Congrats to all the comment winners.
Take care everyone as it's very cold and foggy today.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Glennis said...

Stunning card - I love using black - perfect for a man's card

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, I love this set of dies.
Good luck at the craft show
Congratulations to all the lucky winners enjoy your prize
Hugs Michelle xxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is very different, but perfect. I was quite taken with it on the show, so no wonder Andy was as he could see it in real life, great inspiration to get people out their comfort zone. Good luck with the trade show and the awards. Congrats to all the comment game winners. Bx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue great looking card really effective in black, sure it will suit the men. Wishing you well at the trade show and with the results. Congratulations to all comment winners. X

Jane said...

Very Striking I love the look of this one, Good luck with today.

Jane xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
This would be a lovely card if it was done using another colour - I think black is so sombre - just my opinion
Pat x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats all winners. Great card Sue.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Wow, I love this stunning card. Love the black gloss and these dies are on top of my wish list! Good luck with the trade show, and fingers crossed for an award for you - you truly deserve it for all you do :-) Congrats to all the lucky winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
I have everything crossed that can be crossed for you today.
What a wonderful 'guy' card today's gift is. I know we all struggle with these sp huge thanks are on their way to you. Monochrome too and what a difference from yesterday!

I'm still in recovery mode after my marathon yesterday. Half a dozen small children from 1 - 4 on the run all the time and the noise they make - I thought I'd gone deaf when I got home - the silence was unreal! lol. I have to say they are delightful at these ages and remind us what it was like with our own children and then grandchildren and now for us great grandchildren. We had a lovely party and the little lady of the day thoroughly enjoyed her bday tea.

Congratulations to all the very lucky winners.

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

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Wow this is a stunning card, I love how ?Sandra has described it. Very classy and great for a man.
Yes please let us know how tonight went, we are all winners with your dies, folders, know how and your blog.Good Luck.

Congrats to all the winners. Hazel x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a really striking card, I loved it when I saw it on the show, photos just can't do it justice. I think the little splash of peach is perfect at softening it up and the Scandinavian background die is gorgeous, it is one that is on my "must get" list : )
Congratulations to all of the lucky winners of the Weekly Comment Game.
Thank you for all of the kind words about our grandsons safe arrival : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Have agood day. Take care.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I think you probably know what I'm going to say! Today's card is not for me as it's black! I can see that it would make a good male card and in softer colours I would like it. I do like the layout. It's just the black. Sorry Sue.
Congratulations to all the winners - enjoy your prizes.
Good luck with the awards - I (and I suspect everyone on this blog), know you should certainly win!
Have a lovely day everyone - sending lots of love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning design, very dramatic. For me I would love to create similar in lighter colours.
Have a great day, hope you are lucky with Awards, you sure deserve it.

Patricia xxx

Mrs B said...

Sorry Sue, I forgot to say that I hope you enjoy the trade show and get to win all of the awards that you so rightly deserve Sue : ) x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for persevering with the photos as this is a wonderful card and, as you said, perfect for a male. As I have to make a 30th wedding anniversary card for my husband, I think you may just have saved me hours of designing. Thank you for the great inspiration and I'll keep my fingers crossed for for the awards, you certainly deserve to be recognised.x

hollyberry said...

A wonderful card for the men or the ladies who don't like frills and bows.Congratulations to all today's winners.

hollyberry said...

A wonderful card for the men or the ladies who don't like frills and bows.Congratulations to all today's winners.

hollyberry said...

A wonderful card for the men or the ladies who don't like frills and bows.Congratulations to all today's winners.

Anonymous said...

I have some black gloss card in my stash - I will have to get it out. A lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Oooh wow a dramatic card today, Sue, always love black and the gloss gives it a really special look. Saw it on the Andy show and it looked really good. Can also see it with Kraft, too, and perhaps some Goth type embellishments or grunged up a bit. Yeah!
You ARE a winner with us, Sue - each and every day - and with all of our votes you should be the star of the night, here's hoping!
Well done to the loads of lucky winners.

'P' in Wales

Sam - so sorry your hospital visit didn't give you the news you hoped for, we're all with you on this. Big hugs!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fantastic card, can see it many colour ways.
GOOD LUCK at the awards you certainly deserve to win.
Well done the the comment winners enjoy your prize.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card I do like black. love Jean Z xx

AnnetteM said...

I love the contrasts you can get with black card and this would be perfect for a guy. Always a struggle!
Wishing you well for tonight Sue. You deserve to win.

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Very strikng card, really like it.

Hope it goes well at the trade show.

Chris Curry said...

A very striking card Sue, I can see why Andy was taken with it. I love your Scandinavian dies. Thank you.Xx

carol quinn said...

wow, this is stunning sue

Jane said...

Good morning Sue,a very dramatic card love it!you if any one should win the awards you deserve it !keep my fingers crossed!!love Jane B.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, very dramatic with the black, I like it because I saw it on C&C and the gloss card looks great.
Lorna D

Joan D said...

I love black on cards,especially this one. Great for the men xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Very classy card Sue!
Hope you enjoy this evening and that you win!!

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a stunning card I love it. When I get some black card I'm going to have ago at this one.
Hugs xx

Debs A xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
very dramatic with the black but it looks terrific.
Enjoy your time at Stitches.
Ang x

Linda28 said...

Very classy card, love the mixture of gloss and Matt card and the peach just gives it a boost. Will be thinking of you tonight at the Trade Fair and hoping you collect some awards, you truly deserve them. Congratulations to all the weekly comment winners. hugs to all. Linda

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is definitely one for the men but the design would look good in any colour. It is so striking and I love the peach you have used with it. Congratulations to all the lucky winners this week. Good luck with the awards tonight Sue - you definitely deserve to win, have a great time, best wishes

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue .... Have a nice Sunday ...x

TOB said...

Very striking bold card really dramatic.
Good Luck for tonight Sue, you really deserve to win.
Off to Bristol for lunch out with Emma. Have a good day Love Theresa.xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a fantastic card I can see why Andy was taken with it. Enjoy the Trade Show some time back I went twice and really enjoyed it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

barbiepinkfairy said...

Very bold and striking. Good for the boys if necessary. I love black contrasted with a pale colour. Good luck with the awards!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
As Sandra described your card as a top of the range car.....Porche comes into mind,,,,sleek and so very striking! Love how you have used the gloss card against the matt and then added touch of blush.
Every bit of good luck for tonight, everthing is crossed for you allthough you are always a winner in our eyes.Have a great evening.
Congratulations to all the comment winners.
Hugs to all who need them and hope your days get better very soon.

Love Sheila xx

patwyn said...

Hi Sue,

Like the layout of today's card but not sure about the black background.
Good luck for tonight.

Congrats to all the comment winners.

Pay xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

A very special card. Lovely for a men's card :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very stylish

sandy acland said...

I love the different shades of black on this card. Not something I have tried before. But will now after seeing this stunning card:0)

Hellma said...

love todays card, good luck for your shows and awards.

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, I like a small amount of black on cards but this one is to dark for me but good for a mans card. Congrats to all the lucky winners of comment game. Good luck with the awards tonight Sue, I'm sure all your ladies voted for you as you deserve. Bye for now, June (Cumbria)

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue. Really gorgeous card again. The colours and tones are Wow.
Like you said masculine but depending on the occassion or requirement could be used for anyone.
Hope all goes well at the trade show. If you see Ken Oliver, give him a hug.
Lots of love
And happy Sunday to all
Jo xx
P's. ... Congratulations to all the winners. Have a fab time playing xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, was not keen on this card at first but the more I looked at the more I liked it and I think my brother-in-law will be receiving a copy of this card.
Good Luck at the Trade Show you certainly deserve to win

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I hope your trade shows go well, fingers crossed for the Awards.
I remember this card from your shows, very dramatic and beautiful.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
This is so striking ....reminds of your Red and Black ones!
Good Luck with the awards not that you need it!
Have a lovely time!
Take care
Love Marg

Tracy Stitt said...

Mornin sue
Wow I really love this one. Different with the gloss card remember seeing it on ur show it is pretty striking!!
Good luck for tonight I hope u win u really do deserve it.
Love to all today xx

karenlotty said...

Fingers crossed for you with awards I was taken with this card on C&C too I'm going to root out my old glossy card and give this idea a try I might try white glossy photo paper and try that on white too

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I also loved this one from your show with Andy. Black gloss card really makes a statement, although it is hard to find in the shops. This is a great man card. Good luck with the awards, in our opinion you have already won them all.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jacquie said...

This is gorgeous Sue, I too love the Matt Black with the Gloss, great contrast and the Peach is just the right colour to tone it down. Beautiful.

Congratulations to all the winners

Love & Hugs

Jacquie j xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

I love the dies,but the colors are to dark for me.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Such a stunner - just love the shining black
Carol x

June Horrocks said...

Very dramatic very beautiful love it my youngest son is fifty this year he would love this card. Good luck sue to us you are a winner every day my love and thanks to you. Congrats to all winners love to all xxxxx

CHERYL Brown said...

A very happy Sunday morning to you all, especially you Sue.
A very stunning dramatic card, just right for the boys or I am thinking of a particular friend's son who is a Goth. Right up his street this card would be.
I certainly hope you pick up an award tonight Sue, if not all of them. As you are very aware of, you are OUR number 1 and if we could vote as well, then you will be queen of craft forever.
Welcome to the world Tess and Christopher James, you will be such treasures for your grandparents and parents. Many good wishes for your futures.
Healing hugs to Sam and Steph, and all those under the weather at the moment. Like many others, this cold bug has struck me down quite low. With my immune system still not up to par I don't really need it. Still, a valid excuse for some PJ days.
Cheryl xxx

Jean Deane said...

Morning Sue,
A very striking card today super for those pesky male cards that we all find so difficult to design but also for other cards for people who are not into frills and bows . Good luck today Sue, hugs xx
Crafty hugs to all
Jean D xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Striking card! I love the contrast between the glossy and Matt card but for me I would prefer it in brown tones , but haven't seen any glossy brown card yet! ( it would look like expensive chocolate, Yum! )
Goodluck for tonight, fingers crossed! Hope you win lots!
Love and Hugs to all xo

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue
great guys card. Caz x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue another great design for my favourite background
Denise X

Anonymous said...

Morning sue, very unusual card in the black gloss looks stunning. GOOD LUCK for tonight xxxx yvonne b xx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Very striking card and so suitable for the men in our lives.
Whatever the outcome of tonights awards Sue you will always be our number 1, but I think you have it in the bag!!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Craftetter said...

Hi Sue , hadn't thought of matt and gloss but really does go well together. Maybe you should source some different colour gloss and matt packs for us;-)
Keeping everything crossed for the awards tonight for you.
Hugs Elaine xx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Loving the glossy card.So unusual.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, although the end result is stunning I think I would find it quite hard to work with just so much black. I would try it with navy blue/white or bottle green/white.

Fingers crossed for you and CE at the results tonight.

Congratulations to all of today's winners, enjoy your prizes.

Cherie said...

I love this card as I enjoy making black cards, usually with gold perfect pearls I think it's called as black and gold is so striking, so this black and peach card is right up my street! Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A great card - very dramatic. Like this very much. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Craftysusan said...

Lovely masculine card Sue. Congratulations to all the winners and good luck Sue with the craft awards. x

IVY Cheong said...

Oh wow! I love this glossy black card!! This card is class! Thank you for the inspirations.


Ivy xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue very classy xx hazel

val jones said...

Wow Sue, i love this.
Hope the Trade Show goes well. I know the awards will be winging their way to you.
Love Val in Spain x
Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card really love the glossy black stunning.

Congrats to all the winners.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Lesley Thomas said...

Morning Sue, it's the background die that is really special. I will have to succumb to it at some point.

Best of luck with the Award show - even if you don't get it, you would get one from me, every time.

pinky said...

This is one very sexy card Sue, perfect for a man! Good luck tonight, you certainly deserve an award!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Nice card, good luck at the trade show, we know you don't need it but anyway.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I am afraid that black is not for me. I do like the card very much however and will certainly give it a go in a different colour. Good luck at the trade show.
Evis M.

Saba said...

Good morning Sue,
A really good standby idea for those hard to make men's cards. Love the layout, but a bit too much black for me, sorry.
Wishing you all the luck in the world at the award ceremony tonight. Would love to see some pictures, especially those of you standing on stage receiving your well deserved awards. Make sure you can walk in those heels when you run up those stairs of success. We are all cheering you on.

Congratulations to all today's lucky winners, enjoy your prize.

Maggie (better without a bow) I loved what you said in yesterday's post. It was heartwarming.
Myra, hope you are felling better after your Migraine.
Cheryl, sorry you are feeling a bit under the weather. Have a cosy PJ day.

Love and hugs for you all.


Paula said...

Lovely card Sue, perfect for the men, as you said!

Paula x

Diane said...

Hi Sue I love the matt and gloss combination today, it's one I must try. I have a stash of coloured mirror card, it's so tempting when you see it shining at you at craft fairs! Thank you for sharing this card with us. Hope you have a sucessful time at the trade show and also at the awards tonight. Take care love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to the blog winners xxx

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. Black always screams mans card to me.
Congratulations to the winners.

Keeping everything crossed for you Sue. I am sure you will do well
Karen xx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, have fun at the show. I think this card is gorgeous. Kind regards Joanne K x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a striking card that your showing today. Very striking, and would do well for men. Congratulations to the winners. Hope all goes well for this evening Sue. You should win all hands down. As your dies are the best, and your demoes are fantastic. I'll keep everything crossed for you.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
What a dramatic card this is, and I agree with Sandra, reminds me of a car interior, and I think Sheila Ginger has hit the nail of the head when she says it's like a Porche. And Cheryl's idea is inspired when she says it would be good for a Goth!!!
Well Sue, I've got everything crossed for you winning tonight at the Trade Show, but I have no doubt that you will win the equivalent of the Oscar.
Love to all, have as good a day as you can xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning, striking and B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L and I would love to get something like that.
That little bit of peach as an accent completes it.

Hugs, Rose

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, afantastic card loved it on the show
I'm not a lover of glossy either but I really
Like this card.
Nancyd xx

hotpotato said...

Stunning card Sue. x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonette friends,
WOW this is so striking in the black gloss card that it does not surprise me that Andy Love likes it, his home is filled with black furniture and i think Loen said touches of red but i could be wrong. I have my big cousins 50th this year and this would suit him down to a T. Rory says to him about his aftershave, aye well he can keep wishing at £90 a small bottle, he has 2 chances of his mammy here getting him that 1) a donkeys chance and 2) nneeiiiggghhh(neigh) chance.
I wish you every success tonight Sue as you truly deserve to pick up these awards, you are the most inventive crafter and designer of the age that is out there at the moment and deserve to be recognised as such not only by us your faithful following but by the hierarchy of the crafting world.
What a gorgeous day it is at the Ochil hills today and not too cold.
Janet, now you know the old saying of silence is golden, well you just found it when you came back home from the excitement that i child's party brings but oh it is so nice to be able to roll back the years and remember back to simpler times. I hope that the guest of honour Lily Mae had a lovely time at her party.
Janice K, remember to put on some black pearls on the card for your hubby as it will be your Pearl anniversary and well done for surviving all those years together.
Anne, try putting some glaze across a piece of brown card and see if that will get you the glossy card that you are looking for? Worth a try flower, even if only on a small piece to trial it out.
Cheryl, sorry that you are low with this bug and with your system not being back to full strength it will really have taken the feet from you. You cuddle up in your pj's and a fluffy blanket on the settee and keep warm and you know you might just have to watch some crafting to keep your spirits up, eh?
Well i have found a mountain of knits that i have knitted and not sewn up so i am away to do just that and tackle some of it(i hate sewing up knitting). I will wish all the winners congratulations for winning this week and sending hugs of all kinds to all my angels that need them,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Very striking card Sue, strong colours and put together beautifully as usual x x x

Anonymous said...

This is a very striking card. I completely forgot that i had some black glossy card until yesterday when I came across it looking for something else so how's that for a coincidence. I never really knew quite how to make it fit anything. now I know just what I can do with it. Thank for your inspiration once again. Good Luck at the awards, hope you cleared space on your mantlepiece before you left. Anniekk x

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I'm a little earlier and much brighter this morning! So thankful for that!
I really like this card and I thought it looked great on TV. I'm not sure if I'd make it as maybe black takes a bit of getting used to but for the right man - great. I love the contrast of the blacks and the peach. Very classy!
Wishing you all the very best for tonight Sue, if you don't win there's been a mistake in my book! As has already been said - you are our No 1 .
Saba - thank you I feel a lot more human today! I will manage some lunch too.
I think I've missed lots so I'm sorry.
Congratulations to today's winners. Enjoy your gifts.
Cheryl - sorry you've caught a nasty cold . You could have done without that! Hope you feel much better very soon! Sending hugs!
Love to all,
Myra xx

Kate's Cards said...

Love it!

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Congratulations to all the winners.

Annie Pennington said...

Love this one Sue. The black is stunning. I have the Copenhagen die on my wish list. It's beautiful. Annie P x

Mac Mable said...

I love this colour combination and the dramatic look of it x

Pam Elder said...

I am not surprised that this card caught Andy Loves eye .It is striking. Good luck in the show you deserve to win!
Pame xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Such a striking card. Often we see black card used for a little drama, it is unusual to see it reversed and the peach used for such an effect, lovely idea. Thanks for sharing.

Congrats to all the winners.

I'm confused, if tonight is the night they announce the winners of the Craft Awards (Good Luck to yourself and Julia) why have C&C been crowing all week?

Best wishes

Carol Worwood said...

Love this colour combination, quite a dramatic card, very different. Good luck for tonight.
Regards Carol

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Very opulent and sophisticated card today. Love the colour combo.
Amanda xx

CraftyJo said...

I can see why Andy was so taken with this, it's stunning.

Paula said...

I am really enjoying seeing the cards that were on the show Sue. Sometimes they are shown so quickly and I always want to see more details, so this makes me happy. Good luck with the award, I can't think of anyone that deserves it more than your company. Congrats to the winners!

Jill Liddle said...

I absolutely love this card. Black is so dramatic.

craftynanna said...

Like you say Sue and Andy this is a good mans card though i would lighten it a bit, its still great.
congratulations to all the die winners and congratulations to the comment game winners and congratulations to Steph on her blog card win, you well deserve it steph and i hope it gives you great pleasure.
Good luck for the (Oscars) awards tonight lol, hope you win Sue. hugs to all Johanna

craftynanna said...

Like you say Sue and Andy this is a good mans card though i would lighten it a bit, its still great.
congratulations to all the die winners and congratulations to the comment game winners and congratulations to Steph on her blog card win, you well deserve it steph and i hope it gives you great pleasure.
Good luck for the (Oscars) awards tonight lol, hope you win Sue. hugs to all Johanna

craftynanna said...

Like you say Sue and Andy this is a good mans card though i would lighten it a bit, its still great.
congratulations to all the die winners and congratulations to the comment game winners and congratulations to Steph on her blog card win, you well deserve it steph and i hope it gives you great pleasure.
Good luck for the (Oscars) awards tonight lol, hope you win Sue. hugs to all Johanna

craftynanna said...

Like you say Sue and Andy this is a good mans card though i would lighten it a bit, its still great.
congratulations to all the die winners and congratulations to the comment game winners and congratulations to Steph on her blog card win, you well deserve it steph and i hope it gives you great pleasure.
Good luck for the (Oscars) awards tonight lol, hope you win Sue. hugs to all Johanna

Wendy from Scotland said...

I use black and white quite a lot so do not see it as just a mans card. I think it is gorgeous,I like the touch of peach. xx

redfox said...

What a dramatic card! I think many men would like a card like this. Hope all goes well with the awards tonight Sue, you certainly deserve a whole bucket load!! Have a lovely time the rest of the week and don't work too hard! Got a feeling that you only know how to do "working hard" judging by all the beautiful dies and cards that you come up with! Love Sarah

Susan White said...

Love the card - black and white is my favourite combo! Congrats to all this weeks comment winners too, Susan x

Helen Bell said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone

Another lovely card. Very dramatic.

Good Luck Sue, you certainly deserve to win.

Love Helen xx

Dawn Holben said...

A very stunning card today, I love the black and white especially with the glossy card.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
Very nice card with the scandinavian background and everything just a bit too much black for my liking today,sorry. Good luck for later with the awards, you nr:1 everyday in our eyes!

Have a nice lunch out ToB, you deserve it. Cheryl and everyone else feeling low and cold, I'm sending love and warm hugs to all!
Maria x

scrAPpamondo said...

So beautiful effect you give it with this background paper!

nannapat said...

I wouldn't normally use black as a main colour on a card but this looks fabulous. Congrats to all the winners. Pat x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

This is a beautiful card. I love using black and this is so effective and striking, especially with the gloss card.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card today & definitely one for the boys & girls alike.
The black & peach really works well together.
Love all the dies you have used & want them all !!

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Your right this would make a Ideal male card, ones that i struggle with a lot. Good luck with the awards which i voted for you and Creative expressions . Congrats to all the winners
Take care
Hazel G XX

Jackie Meechan said...

Love love love this card. Its gorgeous.
Good luck for tonight.

Margaret Rogers said...

Love the card, and I think it would be just as striking with other colours of glossy card. Love the Background as well.

Margaret xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Very striking card and I like the contrast of the gloss and Matt card. Hope the trade show goes well and good luck for the awards tonight, just remember you're our number 1 no matter what!
Hugs and best wishes everyone

DMJ said...

This example took my eye the other week too, thanks for putting it on here,

Doreen x

Jean said...

Wow - another amazing card!

Anonymous said...

Wow! This card is striking. I love the glossy and mat combo.

Laura O' Connor said...

great card love the glossy card especially with the matte underneath ,Laura O

barbara macaskill said...

This is an extremely striking card for sure! I love it so much! TFS!

Jayne S said...

Wow this is a stunning card, I love the dramatic colour combination.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Quite a different card for you. Will have my fingers crossed for you tonight. SueLx

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card! Can't believe I forgot to comment when I checked your blog first thing.


Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Wow black never looked so good. I would have never thought a card in black other than HALLOWEEN would look so appealing but this works.
Good luck for tonight!
Huggs from NY.

Meg said...

Hi sue,
Love the dies you have used but sorry the black card is not to my taste.
More lucky winners, congratulations.

Feel better soon Cheryl xxxx

Good luck for tonight Sue.

Love and hugs

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous card xx Jan

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, stunning card, gloss black cuts and embosses so well.mgreat for a man.
Keeping fingers crossed for you at the awards' how will we find out who won what?
Congratulations to todays winners, enjoy your goodies.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Hannah A. said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card- love the unusual colour combination. Sad I missed out on all these great giveaways but oh well- always a next time! I have a question... Will you be going to the Hobbycrafts show at the SECC in Glasgow in March? If so, I'd love to see you there! I can't wait- this will be my fourth year going and it's always so exciting! PS if you aren't going this time around please plan to go another time- I'm a huge fan and I would LOVE to meet you! Hannah

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Would you believe I have been using these dies this morning But mine looks nothing like Sues creation
I agree with quite a few others that this is a mans card
And I can imagine how hard it was to photograph though
Well done all the winners
And a massive good luck wish to you Sue for the awards tonight
Take Care everyone
Theresa x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
This is one dramatic card! It's worked really well with the black glossy card and is just right for a masculine card. I've got everything crossed for you at the awards tonight're always a winner in our eyes. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Oh wow I really love the black gloss and matt combo on this card. Good luck with trade show - fingers crossed you win.
Beverley W

Clai01 said...

Good luck with the trade show and Congrats to all the winners. x

Denise Bryant said...

elegant card! love the glossy cardstock!
congrats to all the winners!

Jean Bullock said...

Very striking result with the black glossy. Well done.I pinned.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a striking card!!!!!
I so NEED this background!!!!

Littlelamb said...

Hope all goes well tonight. Great male card. I really like it.

Swiftycrafter said...

Very striking card Sue, I love it.
Lynne x

Gail said...

Love this as it is so different even though yiu have used everyday dies xx it shows niw versatile they are - enjoy the show and good luck with the awards xx GailT xx

liz spooner said...

Absolutely stunning in black Sue.xx

DeCor said...

It is another stunner. And such a good idea for a man's card.

Congratulations to all the winners. Sue's cards are a treasure and so inspiring to be able to look at.

Brooke Bont said...

love the colors

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, the glossy card is so striking.
Good luck with the awards tonight you deserve to win Best Die Range and Best Blog for starters.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes,
Sorry late but my I pad keeps freezing up,then I had my Son Darren Sam & my gorgeous Harry for dinner they have just left. I had lovely cuddles.
Sue good luck tonight for the trade show Sue you really deserve to win with your stunning die creations.
Today's card is gorgeous & would make a great man card.
The colours so bold.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Love & Hug's to all friends Lynda xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

This is going to be my first card with the Scandinavian set. Making it tomorrow. x

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, I absolutely loved this card when you showed it on your shows last week, really dark and dramatic! I hope you pick up more than an award or two, but wipe the floor with them - you really are the epitome of everything 'crafty', Good Luck!! Hugs, Karen x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, congrats to all the winners, love from Macky

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. So very elegant in the black and white. Good luck with the awards.

Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and Wilsonettes
A very dramatic looking card really lovely.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners goodness such a lot too!
Could I please add my bucketful of good luck to you Sue for this evening.
Margaret corgi owner

Susan Morgan said...

Another gorgeous card. Must get some of this card .

terrie said...

It's beautiful card...the shiny black and a touch color is a perfect match...
Well done Sue
Keeping my fingers crossed too...

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue, absolutely beautiful.

Vie Carter said...

Good luck with the trade show, fingers crossed for you

Love the layout of today's card, but a little too dark for me

Congrats to all the very lucky winners


Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Really like the mat black behind the gloss black and just a hint of peach card, gorgeous.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is such a fabulous, striking card today !! I love the black gloss card you have used and I agree with other crafters that this would make a great man's card. I, to love the little touch of peach as it seems to bring the card to life !! The Scandanavian Collection is a very beautiful one. I have yet to collect any of this set as I have been collecting the your New York collection and some of your Brand New Dies to. They are all so gorgeous that I wish I had the money to buy them all. I was going to wish you good luck for this evening but I expect the show has long finished by now !! I am quite sure you would have won something though. You are to clever and talented not to !! I hope you will let us all know what happened. Sending you lots of love and and special hugs from Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of today's lucky winners love from Tres x x x

Lots of love to all the Wonderful Wilsonettes today from Tres x x x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

I am a convert to black cards and so I love this one. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue I have to admit that the black on black isn't for me...Sorry.
I have these dies and will have to try this card in some different colours.

Hope you came away with some well deserved accolades
at The Craft Awards :- )

Congratulations to the many comment game winners.

Hugs to all, especially all who are unwell / in pain, and absent friends (((( ))))

Angela in a very wet, S. Wales Xx

Sandy H said...

Love the design though the card is just too black for me.
Congratulations to all the comment winners.
Hope things went well for you at the awards, Sue.
Take care everyone.

Just taken 5 minutes to get past the pesky robot. Uggh!

nzillingworth said...


Theresa Pace said...

oh wow! striking. love it. definitely my up of tea , actually coffee, hugs xx

Scottydog said...

Not sure about the black but will give it a go as pictures don't always show the true look of something.

Sue Dunn said...

Beautiful Sue. I do like the striking statement that black makes.xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

I like the contrast of the dark to light for this card for a male. Male cards are always a challenge for me since I like doing the more delicate layers. Thanks for the idea.

Vick said...

Yes!!! I love it when you take the plunge and do a black card cause i just love black and i think it always looks striking and elegant, i adore this card!!! and i now have that background die and will be using it soon xxx HUgs, Vick xxx
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