Friday, 13 March 2015

For You

Hello all!  Today's card was a bit of an experiment in Tea Bag Folding.  I had never done this before and came across a video on You tube about it and wanted to give it a try.  To start the card, I embossed a piece of milk card with the Braided Vines embossing folder.  I added some of our new pearl corner embellishments to add a bit of bling (I actually cut the design down a bit on these so it was smaller)  Next I cut four of the smaller die in the Times Square die in black card.  I glued all of these to a piece of milk card to form the backdrop for my focal element.  I cut out four of the smaller square in the Union square set out of milk card.  These are the ones that I used to fold for the "Tea bag folding technique".  Just to say, however, that this technique is usually done with paper not card so mine had a bit of a thickness to it, but I rather liked it.  I am not going to try to describe the folds but just say that if you are interested there are loads of videos showing how to do it.  Finally I stamped my sentiment then cut out the centre from the Union die set to create a black frame for it.  I mounted it with foam in the centre of the card.  I completed the card by piercing my milk mat, adding a thin black mat for balance and a final milk card mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  71/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Love the card Sue, very lovely.
Hugs to all, hope everyone is well, especially Steph

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, happy Friday to you all. Love the card Sue, will try this, well you know me.

Stay safe, healthy and happy everyone, hugs, June Smith xxx

Olga said...

Cute! Love the pearls in the corners!

Yvonne said...

Good morning Sue, wow love to card. I forgot about tea bag folding will need to give this card a try. Thanks Yvonne xx

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, really like this one, will have to search U tube when I get home from work. Very striking in the Black and Milk card and those pearls just give it the wow factor. Take care, Linda.

Vick said...

Hi Sue, such a pretty card, so subtle, hope you have a lovely day, Hugs, Vick xxx
My YtChannel vixcrafts

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Another great card Sue

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Love the teabag folding. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a very classy card made with the milk & black card and those pearl corners are a must have. I don't think i have ever done teabag folding so will have to go on you tube to find a tutorial and have a bit of a play at the weekend and i will have a go at making this one to put in my box of stach. Have a great weekend.
Never stopped rain since last night so it's very wet and foggy here so take care everyone and have a great weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, it is a beautiful card. It just goes to show we can always learn a new technique. Take care Kitty.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card, can't remember the last time I did tea bag folding my hands don't like all the fiddly folding.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card, can't remember the last time I did tea bag folding my hands don't like all the fiddly folding.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and love the idea of using a die to cut out the squares for tea bag folding. Thanks for

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colour black and white thank you tracyw

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & friends,
Thank you Sue for re-visiting an old technique,although it may take me several attempts to get the same perfect results as you! Truly lovely card once again Sue xxx
Steph, I did text you yesterday to see if you knew when you were being released, looking forward to having you back where you belong amongst friends! Xxxx
Pat it's so lovely to see you up and about and on the road to recovery! Xx
Margaret, I hope Tomas's eye continues to get better, there is nothing more worrying than our much loved Pets being poorly, they can't tell us how they feel can they! I hope Tomas's sister has gotten over her foodie blow out! Xxx
Izzy, I left you a message on Sue's blog yesterday, did you see it? I can't wait to see your next project! Xxxx
Well I must go and open up my crazy cafe blog and see what fun and frolics they all get up to today! Xx
Love and hugs
Sandra xxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, the fold technique looks fun and adds a lovely dimension to the focal point.

Morning Steph, hope everything is OK X

Sheila, thinking of you X

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
lovely modern twist to tea bag folding and love the EF. Great classy black and white card
Muriel x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a lovely card, must try that teabag folding when my rush of "must do" cards is over and birthdays are out of the way.
Did your interlocking gateway in exactly those colours and the recipient was over the moon with it. I really enjoyed doing it.
Hugs, Rose

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Gorgeous card, love the design and I adore those pearl corners, i will have to look out for those.

Have a great day

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card well done on your teabag
Folding I tried this years ago but haven,t done it for a
Ling time it is certainly making a come back.
Nancy's xx

Glennis said...

Great idea Sue, I haven't done teabag folding for a long time

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue and an old technique revivedx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Love the pearl corners
Pat x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Like it. Looks very dimensional.

Linda Graham said...

Like the tea bag folding on this card Sue,a lovely card, thank you, Linda x

Anonymous said...

A striking card, Sue.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. I especially like the black die cut frame in the centre. I find tea bag folding very therapeutic. An oldie but goodie technique! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,,
Wow! something different, I love it.
Long time since I did Teabag folding, might just have a go again. Really like those pretty corners. The whole design is beautiful.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A wonderful card that's very elegant-stunning.x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Love this card. It was teabag folding that started me on this wonderful craft of card making, you can make some fascinating shapes.

Also, I have said it before, I love the New York collection.


Anonymous said...

Yes, interesting card, Sue - never tried tea bag folding either and it gives a different technique to try - love the corner pearls.

'P' in Wales

Janet Ecco - thanks for the eBosser thumbs up - GC now seized up so it's decision time.
Yvonne Masterman - look at Sue's blog 28th Feb for Izzy Bags. Sue featured them on one of her C&C shows.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this is a really exquisite card, love the lacy and delicate look. Your teabag folding looks perfect, and those new pearl corners are lush, they have just jumped onto my wish list. Have a fab day. Bx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Its a while since I did teabag folding but thanks for the lovely trip down memory lane with this super card.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. It seems agessince I have seen tea bag folding. Weekend project?

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. Tea bag folding is what I started with when I began card making. I love what you have done here. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Stunning black and white this embossing folder is a constant repeat one for me as it is so useful and embosses fabulously
centre die from New York collection looks different every time its used..

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue wow this is absolutely stunning I love the tea bagging with the die cuts and the design is wonderful xxx

Debs A xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, very elegant card, I have never tried teabag folding, may have to give it a go. Love Jean xxx

carol quinn said...

considering this card had a tea bag experiment on it, it is really beautiful. well done sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I have never tried teabag folding.
I love the pierced edge you have on yours.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Jill Berg said...


Maryann Laursen said...

So beautiful, and don´t think many would believe this weas a first time performance, as it looks absolut amazing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Teabag folding? there's a blast from the past! used to do it with printed papers but I think I rather prefer the plainer look with just the pricked edges, looks more stylish the way you've done it here...


Brenda Lello said...

Good Morning Sue,
If this is a result of experimenting- KEEP EXPERIMENTING please. This card is stunning I love everything about it. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous designs with us.
Hope you have a good day. Love Brenda xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card today and a wonderful first attempt at tea bag folding. I was looking at the square yesterday when I cut it as my waste and thought it was far too pretty to be waste so it's in my bits box! Hope you are enjoying your holiday. Love Diane G xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue.
I have never done Teabag folding !
Have a great day,

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card today & I think you might just have made Tea Bag folding popular again!!


hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,always think that black and white is so elegant.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sur
Now there's a blast from the past, my Granddaughter and I used to do this together and she was so thrilled when she finally mastered it. I'm going to have to have a go doing it again. I love what you've done with the tea bags they blend in so well. What else can I say about these corners I haven't already said they are beautiful.
Hugs x
Heather T

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue, you did well on the tea bag folding ,i only ever tried it once and too much faffing about for me { i am very impatient haha }
Take Care
Elaine H X

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Oh how lovely to be able to see your card in full first time today, that was a pain yesterday not being able to get anything other than the little blue square till late on. But then again I had lots of problems with my iPad yesterday. Anyway a beautiful creation just love it. Hazel x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
What a gorgeous way to finish the working week and to start the most horrible wet/windy/cold Friday. So today's gift is a joy. I love monochrome it shouts class from every angle. Tea Bag Folding is one technique I have never tried. I've looked at instructions time and time again but have always decided that it's not for me. I'm sure I can insert something in that space.

Norah - What an experience Rory is going to have and how proud you must be. I'd love to have seen all the excited and expectant faces and doesn't it give you hope that we do have a younger generation who want to do something worthwhile.
I would dearly love to see your shawls. I agree thick shawls are OK for pram/cot blankets but as you say fine soft wool is just the thing for the little ones. I have that Paton's pattern - inherited from Mum as she knitted it (one for each of my girls) and I still have them. I take them out each year to give them a shake and then wrap them up in tissue paper and back they go into the drawer until next year. The first one will be 50years old next February. Oh where does time go!
Steph - hope you're one step nearer to escaping.
Sheila - sending you and Nikki gentle hugs.

Off now to have a cup of coffee and then some housework. So to anyone in pain or suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Craftysusan said...

Beautiful, elegant card Sue and nice to see a new technique. I will check out Youtube as suggested. The new corner embellishments are really lovely and I bought these last week from my local craft shop and have been dying to use them. Hope your cruise is going well. Take care. x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the teabag folding xx hazel

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
wow if this is your fist attempt it is brilliant. Love it
Carol x

Helen Belll said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A very elegant card today. I love the modern twist in the tea bag folding, it's much more sophisticated than the printed versions.

Love Helen xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is very effective. You did well on the teabag folding Sue. This was something I tried but never really spent a lot of time on so maybe now I shall be inspired to give it another try now. Just love the black and white and can't wait to buy some pearl corners. Have a great day, best wishes

JosieB said...

Such a lovely card fresh looking and different! love the pearls too.
Hope the holiday is going well Sue.
Best wishes to all.

gwen70 said...

A card with a wow, haven't done tea bag folding for a long time, will have a go

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card . love Jean Z xxx

DMJ said...

What a coincidence!! We did tea bag folding last night at craft club!!!! Never thought to use plain card/paper for the folds!!

Doreen x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

This is a lovely card. Haven't attempted t-bag folding so this one may tempt me to have a go. As usual the simplicity of the black and white sets it off wonderfully.

Crafting Queen said...

Great card.

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
A very striking card card ! I'm not into teabag folding I'm afraid.
Gail Cx

karenlotty said...

A lovely take on tea bag folding I've not tried this technique

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Never been tempted to do teabag folding myself, looking at your beautiful card I might just give a go.
Loving the pearl corners.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, it is many years since I did any tea bag folding, it looks really nice in plain card. It is lovely to see it in a new setting.

Love Rosemarie xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, love the card but have never done tea bag folding so will have to look for a video and have a try at this

marg said...

Hello Sue
T bag folding makes this card interesting...I have some in my stash somewhere, not pierced though, that gives a different look!
Take care
Love Marg

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Very nice card. Like yourself I've never done teabag folding but it looks pretty on the card. Hugs Heather x

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous love the centre panel from the union die , i haven.t done teabag folding for years forgot how effective it looks will be giving it a revival thanks sue xx yvonne bxx

SHARICA said...

Pretty card sue .. xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
I love your card but I was never a fan of tea bag folding myself. These pearl corners are so pretty.

Chris Curry said...

A very attractive and distinctive card Sue. I used to do quite a bit of tea bag folding at one time, it can be addictive. Thank you.Xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I think your card is really gorgeous!
I remember doing Tea Bag Folding when I started Card making many years ago. It makes such a striking feature on this card along with your fabulous dies of course!
I am really going to try this one!
I am off36 today for two days crafting with a friend today so I am really looking forward to it!

Lesley S x

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue My Very Dear Friend,
Yes I'm Back That Broken Record And I Truly Apologies To Everyone For Using The Word Love It! Continually, But This Is Just How I Feel About Your Cards And Videos You Share Such Fantastic Creations With Us.
Today's Card Is Truly Awesome I Really Love The Milk And The Black Together Black For Me Always Makes A Card Pop Unless It's Spring Colours.
I've Never Attempted Teabag Folding And As The Wonderful Brenda Lello Said If This Is your First Attempt Whilst Experimenting Keep Those Experiments Coming Mine Would Be Just Horrific.
This Card Is Exquisite Rich And Very Opulent And Anyone Receing Such A Card Would Be Truly Thrilled, I'm Loving Those Pearl Corners, And The Dies Used I Just Love It I'm In Awe Of Your Tremendous Work I Can't Thank You Enough, You Inspire Me Daily And I Can't Begin To Tell You How Much I Appreciate Everything You do.
Well Sue Those Beautiful "Izzy" Bags Are Becoming Extremely Famous I Noticed This Morning That Suzanne From Creative Expression Had Got One On There Web Site Where Each Week They Show You How To Make Fabulous Cards, Boxes, And Bags And Today It's Her Take On The Famous "Izzy Bag" She Has Done A Tremendous Breakdown From Izzy Herself And Used Some Fabulous Products Using The Awesome New Embossing Folder From Our Sue's Texture 8 x 8 The One Suzanne Used Is The Same One Sue Used For The Opulent Card She Created For Her Dad, Take A Look It's Stunning.
Sue My Very Dear Friend
Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
To All My Wonderful Wilsonette Friends,
I Really Hope Your Keeping Well, It's Cold And Very Wet Where I Live So I Hope Its Much Better Where You Are.
Steph I So Hope Your Getting Better.
Sheila And Nikki You Are Both In My Thoughts And Prayers And Your Never Alone.
Margarget (Corgis) I Really Hope Those Wonderful Corgis Are Feeling Much Better.
Lynne I Hope Tilly And Cully Don't Get Too Messed Up And Stay Nice And Clean For A Little While.
To All My Very Wonderful Friends At The Cafe Thinking Of Each And Everyone Of You
Take Great Care All
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Tea bag folding. Now that takes me back! Lovely card as per usual.

Joan D said...

My favourite colour combo. Stunning card,and the pearls are really different xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the monochrome look of this card, it's a long time since I did tea bag folding, but the effects are stunning.
Take care everyone, Friday is the day we cover our craft shop, so will be off, cach up later. Jess

Cazzie D said...

Great use of the dies in this one Sue. You are so clever. Caz x

Paula said...

I do love black and white, and this card is a perfect example why! It's stunning, absolutely stunning. :)

Paula x

ros hodgkins said...

Good morning Sue, a really lovely card, one of my all time fav colour ways, but the star of this card is the embossing folder, it's really nice and versatile. Thank you hope you are having a great time on your holiday. X Ros

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card! It's years since I tried tea bag folding this has made me want to try it again.
Love and hugs to all xo

lorna said...

Hi Sue
Looks very effective!!
I have never tried it either but will maybe google and have a go.
Thanks for sharing
Lorna D

Mary Lynn Cox said...

Happy Friday the 13th! This is a lovely card, Sue. I really like the striking contrast in color.

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, I love monochrome they always look so stunning.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, I love black and white cards they are so crisp, fresh and shows the detail.
Zena x

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Something different for you I have tried this in the past very effective, thanks for sharing!
Junex (Cumbria)

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely lovely card really like the teabag folding with the pin pricked edge.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I was quite surprised when you said on C&C that you had not done tea bag folding before but you have certainly made up for it now. The piercing on the die makes a striking edge to the folding love from Jackie xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
this is a wonderful card. I never thought that tea bag folding looks as elegant as it looks here on your card.
Maybe I´ll give it a try...
Rolf x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A very interesting card. I love the pearl embellishments, must try to get some.
Take care,
Evis M.

Mac Mable said...

What a classy card and well done you on trying another new technique, love the colour combination x

Crafty Cruiser said...

I'm not a fan of teabag folding but this is a lovely card.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and I have pinned, like your teabag experiment and the pearl corners are lovely
Hugs and best wishes everyone

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue took me back the t bag folding love the way you have done it the edges look brill. I still have some in a box I will have to get it out. Thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxx hope you are ok steph xxxxx

yvonne masterman said...

Good morning Sue and all. what a fantastic card I think black and white looks so elegant, im not much good at teabag folding as my fingers are a bit on stiff side with arthritis (spelling ). thanks to the lady who told me where to see the Izzy bags going to look now. Yvonne xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue .. Have a nice day ..xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card. Monotone is always so dramatic. The more I see of the Braided Vines the more I like it. It was nice to think of you learning and doing something new to you. I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

craftynanna said...

Good Afternoon all, my oh my doesn't this take you back a few years, the card is lovely and black and white never fails to impress, its donkeys years since i did t bag folding and now Sue has brought a whole new concept to it, it makes a wonderful frame don't you agree,
thinking of you Sheila and Niki, also you steph get well soon, also my best wishes to anyone else who are ill or suffering. hugs to all Johanna

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

CraftyJo said...

Well done! Your first attempts looks great :)

Kiraneries said...

HI Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant in the white and black.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
I haven't done tea bag folding for years. It's good to re visit old techniques. This card looks very interesting, however, I'll have to re visit later as all the pictures aren't opening.

Julie Kay said...

Another stunning card Sue love the look of the paper folding. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Jean said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love your card and the tea bag folding, I used to do tea bag folding but its hard for me to do as I have bad arthris in my hands, its easer with paper than card stock tofold.
Yvonne N.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Nice card but I'll gove the tea bag folding amiss it looks too complicated with all those squares lol

terrie said...

You did a great job on your tea bag's always nice to learn something new now and then.
Your card turned out very pretty.
Well done Sue

Jill Liddle said...

Absolutely stunning card today Sue. Love the monochrome colour way you have used.

Lesley Thomas said...

Your tea bags turned out a treat!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Can't believe this is a first go! Lovely

Jan Moss said...

Hi Sue. Love this card, black and white, stunning. Tea bag folding is a favorite of mine. A very versatile part of paper crafting. Hope you have a good day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Anonymous said...

I think the tea bag folding looks nice on this beautiful card! TFS!

jane stillman said...

A beautiful card, love the t-bag folding x

Saba said...

Hi Sue.
Tea bag folding with a pierced edge, a Sue Wilson special effect, it's lovely. Love the embossing folder and the pearl corners, yet more things to go on my wish list. Monochrome is one of my favourites and the card you have created using it is stunning. Thank you.

Norah you must be so proud of Rory, I am glad he enjoyed his induction into such a worthwhile profession. Well done Rory.

Love and hugs
Saba xxx

Deb Curtis said...

Good aAternoon Sue, yet another stunner! I adore the Time Sq and Union Sq dies and the braided vines folder, all used here together to create a monochrome masterpiece. Fab! - Deb C x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Ooo....interesting, I've never tried teabag folding.
Beautiful card, loving those black squares!!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card, oh no i can see tea bag folding making a comeback.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

I'm not a great fan of tea bag folding but this looks lovely on your card - it really sets off the dies and embossing.
Beverley W

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

Black and white my favourite colours!! Beautiful card love it.

Take care, Ivy L xx

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the design, sorry I've been missing all week, life has overtaken bogland lately, hugs Carole Z X

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love how the teabag folding works with your dies x x x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
This is a lovely card. Only made tea bags folding before to make x-mas trees but this is something else and I like it!

Norah- I can see Rory will do great,he is a clever boy. you must be so proud of him. Hugs
Sheila and Nikki, thinking of you.
Steph- hope you are ok
Pat-hope you are fine and not into to much pain after your op. Healing hugs to you all and to everyone who are in pain, going through hard times etc. Take care my friends

Hugs Maria x

Jane said...

Hi Sue ,a bit later today to look at your card,but it's a great card again and the colour scheme is lovely.have a nice weekend. Hugs Jane B.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I did say Wow when I saw todays card! It is really beautiful . It's so many years since I did tea bag folding! This brings it right up to date.
It is really gorgeous, Sue. You are so clever. Thank you.
Anne - hope you enjoying your holiday!
Sheila and Nikki - love and hugs!
Steph - I do hope you get home very soon. We miss you x
Lots of love,

Dawn Holben said...

Oh wow this is stunning, it looks very delicate and beautiful.
Definitely will be attempting this one too.
I also love the black & white as it makes it so striking.
I have just ordered that embossing folder and must say all the new ones are gorgeous especially the rambling rose one.

Dawn Holben said...

Oh wow this is stunning, it looks very delicate and beautiful.
Definitely will be attempting this one too.
I also love the black & white as it makes it so striking.
I have just ordered that embossing folder and must say all the new ones are gorgeous especially the rambling rose one.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Wow I do like this card very much. I love everything about the card, colour, corners the lot.

Happy Crafting Wishes to all
Dorothy xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Ohhh, another look at your pearl corners. They are lovely and a great addition to your cards. Hope I can find your pearl corners in the US.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card today Sue, the design goes so well over teh embossed design and the tea bag folded card is so nice.

Craftihappiness to all and lots of love from Macky.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
This brought a smile to my face, tea bag folding with the tea bag part paper pricked - only Sue would do that!!!
As others have said it's a blast from the past.
Maureen xx

Vie Carter said...



Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

Love everything about this card. Soo special looking, just like all your cards do though.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a great card so elegant and pretty
hugs Sarah xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Wow, I haven't done teabag folding for years but love your card and your trademark piercing around your folds. SueL x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card and I like the monochromatic look.

TDQ Karen said...

This is so striking, I love the starkness of the colours x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Love the tea bag folding technique and will go and do a search for a tutorial.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue Like this card very much. I have done some teabag folding in the past, so will be giving the idea another airing, It goes really well the die cut shapes. Margaret xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

It's lovely to see some tea-bag folding, it's one of those techniques that's not used much at the moment.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, I adore those pearl corners, I will have to look out for those. xx

Anonymous said...

What a novel idea. It looks great.

Anne (Northampton)

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card, the colour is lovely too, I haven't tried tea bag folding, must give it a go...crafty hugs Julie xx

Theresa Pace said...

very pretty and looks quite intricate. love the colour combo, hugs xx

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue.
It is a long time since I did tea bag folding but have stacks of the papers just ready to use.
Hope you have all managed to keep warm today, that icy wind has been horrid.
Thank goodness we have some colour in the garden at last, the crocus and daffs and snowdrops are out and look so cheery.

Love and hugs to all

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely and elegant card. I hope you enjoyed your tea bag folding. I quite enjoy the process, there are so many variations but always hate the cutting out part, making sure each square is identical. What a good idea to get the die to do all the work and give a decorative edge too! Must try it with a die and I am sure it will work just as well with a patterned paper.

scrAPpamondo said...

Really lovely card, with this fabulous technique!! Great piece of art!

nannapat said...

Lovely design Sue and the black and milk card look beautiful together. Pat x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes,
Gorgeous card gosh long time since I did tea bag folding
But you have done a great job on this card Sue,
Monochrome is a favourite of mine.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Sheila & Nicki sending Love & Hug's Lynda xx

Steph how are you are they letting you home soon bet Andy's missing

Pat hope your recovering well& the pain is less. Hug's
Lynda xx

Norah well done to Rory,bet your very proud of him.
Hug's Lynda xx

Hug's Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Myra,Maria,TOB Theresa,Hazel,Patricia,Wheelybad,Tina E, Jean D,Lynne M,& all Wilsonettes love Lynda xxxx

Littlelamb said...

Gorgeous card today Sue. I gave the a Times Square die. Must try tea bag folding.

DeyaniraC said...

Hello Sue
Such elegant card. It is perfect .
Have a nice weekend

patwyn said...

Lovely card, Sue. I have never tried tea bag folding but it looks so nice on this card, maybe I should give it a go.


Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh this is a lovely card today !! The Times Square looks beautiful when put together to form a lovely Lacey background. I love the background EF to. I could not do Tea bag folding as my rubbish brain could not figure it out, no matter how much help I had !! But I have loved looking at and admiring your card. Thanks for sharing. I hope you are having a nice relaxing holiday. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Lots of love to all Wilsonettes. Take care everyone love from Tres x x x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card and those pearl corners are to die for.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Brooke Bont said...

What can one say love love love

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue and everyone I've not tried tea bag folding, but can see from the previous comments that many fellow Wilsonettes are familiar with this technique and have tried it.
Sorry to say, I'm not a fan of Black and White cards :- (

Have a good weekend, and hugs to all,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Sandy H said...

Dramatic-looking card. Love the design which I can visualise it in other colours as I don't favour black.
Take care everyone.

auscrafts said...

missed this card yesterday beautiful

Edwina Scotney said...

Didn't get chance to view yesterday Sue, particularly love the corner embelishments and embossing folder on this lovely card. Have a great weekend Edwina

Paula Lane said...

Sue, I just used the times square die to build your recent pinwheel card. So cute! I am thrilled with all your dies.

Susan White said...

What a classical lovely card - I do love a bit of teabag folding, but haven't done any for years! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely card
Denise X

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card & Monochrome colours are my very favourite as they look so striking & elegant.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, so elegant. Also love the embossing folder.
Di B x

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Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Sorry I am so late commenting but I had to let you know just how much I love this gorgeous card, it is beautiful. All of the new embossing folders are wonderful by the way : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care. x

Gail said...

Love this card it is beautidul and the tea-bag folding - I did this many years ago anf have to day I wasnt a lover of it but in the plain white card it looks elegant xx GailT xx

Susan Morgan said...

Havnt done t bag folding for ages...nice to see it used this way

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card.

Anouk said...

beautiful card, especially love the pearl corners

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and everyone
I think I love black and white cards not as much as your blue and white ones though Sue lol
I am again playing catch up with my comments but I do look at your cards everyday
Keep em coming Sue
Take care everyone
Theresa x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
I have never tried teabag folding as it has always looked too difficult for me that is. But you have done such a beautiful job with it
Your card i stunning sue and i love that embossing folder
Take care
Hazel G XX