Saturday, 18 April 2015

Love You

Hello my crafty friends! Today's card is a really simple one, probably could have dressed it up more with flowers, but I liked the simplicity of it so decided against it.  I started by cutting an aperture in the top of my vintage gold card using the Kefalonia die.  Next I embossed the background with the new Braided Vines embossing folder to add texture to it.  I added a piece of dusty rose frilly edged ribbon to the bottom of it and taped the ends to the back.  I tied a double bow and attached it to the centre with glue dots.  To the centre of the bow, I added a rose Dazzler set into a Dazzler setting.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced Flags, angled the ends with my scissors and tucked it under the Dazzler setting.  For the focal element, I stamped the matching stamp called Kalika Trio and heat embossed it in gold.  I did this twice and cut the entire stamp out with the matching Kefalonia die, then on the second one, just cut out the centre and layered it up.  I used Worn Lipstick distress ink around the edge while still in the die and used it on the centre roses as well. The leaves were done in Forest green.  I added a bit of shadow behind the flowers with Tumbled Glass and used a wet brush to soften the edges.  There is just something so pretty about gold embossed flowers that have been coloured!  The card was then finished with a white pierced mat, a thin gold mat and a wider white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8 1/4" in size.

Now for this weeks winner of the Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Patricia Youdell!!!

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

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Pam said...

Absolutely stunning, love it. Congrats to Patricia, lucky girl., enjoy
Hugs to all, have a good weekend

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the roses. That touch of blue really makes them pop.

Jan.moogie said...

Simply gorgeous Sue. hugs xx

auscrafts said...

very pretty card

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A pretty card, thank you. Congrats to Patricia. Have a good weekend and take care Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a gorgeous card. Must get my hands on that e/b folder it looks stunning in the gold card. The stamped image looks really pretty and just adding a little bit of colour makes it pop. Over all a really feminine card. Congrats to patricia on winning your beautiful card.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

So pretty, Sue, love the embossing done in gold - really makes for a different look. Something old-fashioned about it, in the nicest possible way! Great colouring. as ever.
Well done to Patricia on the card win.

'P' in Wales

Linda Mitchell said...

Todays card has a vintage look about it. A style I like very much
thank you Sue, your an inspiration,

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A real treat to have a close up of this stamp. Congratulations on your win Patricia. Happy weekend! Sue xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card.
Nancyd xx

carol quinn said...

stunning it

jean.phillips1 said...

Mirning Sue, beautiful card, love the embossing folder and the stamps! Love Jean xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card, I must get some dazzlers they are beautiful
I am so pleased to have won the Wednesday card giveaway - thank you
Pat x

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a really pretty card today, yes your right about the gold embossing bringing out the flowers, a nice gentle card I would call this.

Congratulations to Patricia, well done I know you will enjoy your card.

Happy Saturday everyone, the sun is shining, enjoy, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

I bought this embossing folder when last at CE and love using it. What a pretty stamp. I like the card's simplicity.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Who would not want to receive a gift like this. It's everything I and many more would love to receive. Your colours and the simplicity just makes it so so elegant and regal.
There is only one word for me today 'STUNNING!!!!!!'

Congratulations Patricia - you're one very lucky lady.

It's another damp grey morning here but I've hopes that the sun may visit. I finished the outsides of the cards I had to make and so now starts the other difficult bit what sentiment for the middle as all three are for males. I really do struggle with this.

Have a good day everyone and to those in pain and suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and yes the embossing really does pop on the gold. I think the card has a Victoriana look to it as well.
Ordered my ring yesterday so just have to wait 4 - 5 weeks now. Pleased I didn't order it on Tuesday when I saw it before as price of gold has dropped so saved money by getting it yesterday! Did have nightmare trying to get into the city though with all the roadworks and then a burst water main so some roads were closed leading my road to be gridlocked!!
Congratulations to Patricia, I'm sure you'll enjoy your card.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue & Friends, lovely card, love the stamping and the superb colouring.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, a beautiful and luxurious looking card, love the Braided Vines embossing folder and pretty stamp.x

Joan said...

Love this card, the colour is really nice.

hazel young said...

Very pretty card Sue xx hazel

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue, always like your stamping , love the colours

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, love this be folder. Congrats. Patricia. Have a nice week- end everyone. Nice sunny start to the day, hope it lasts JJ xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
You didn't need any flowers it's perfect as it is. A very Victorian style card I love it. Your embossing folders are gorgeous I love them all and have a very long list. You'll just have to stop designing such fabulous dies so that I can catch up lol.
Congratulations Patricia enjoy your card.
Hugs x
Heather T

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

I think this card has a Victorian feel to it too, very pretty, love the roses stamp and the Braided Vines folder embossed into gold card makes it look like a piece of sheet metal...


Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, absolutely stunning lol lynne m x x x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card that looks extravagant even if you say it is simple.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning card, I love the central image, amazing details and the wonderful all over design.
Have a great weekend
Patricia xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Sorry but this one is just not clicking for me, but I do love the coloured roses.
Patricia enjoy your card.

Muriel Kelly said...

Stunning card, really pretty. The gold embossing works so well.
Congratulations Patricia
Have a good weekend everyone,
Muriel x

Glennis said...

Beautiful card - I love it

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous I love the design it is very pretty. Congratulations to Patricia. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
The gold embossed flowers look like ones on fine china so they're very pretty.
Have a great day.
Ang x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
This is just divine the way you have created it, no need for fancy embellishments.
Lorna D

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card. I love the gold embossed flowers, it really makes them stand out.
Looking forward to the launch of your new dies

Jane said...

Good morning Sue,just love the look of this card!Beautiful.Congratulations to Patricia.Have a nice weekend and take care Jane,B

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
The flowers look lovely embossed in gold. My mother had a China tea set that looked quite similar to this design. Congratulations to Patricia you lucky lady.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a truly beautiful card. As others have said it has a vintage feel to it. I would be over the moon if I received a card this this one. Have a peaceful weekend everyone. .

Love Rosemarie xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is lovely, beautful colours on the roses and the gold embossed card frames the image so well. Well done Patricia. Have a good day all. Bx

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue I love this card I love it Thank you for sharing have s lovely weekend sue love to all congrats Patricia xxxxxxxxjune horrocks xxxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Definitely no flowers needed. Very regal and rich!

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such a beauty , i love it !
Elaine h X

Jill Berg said...

This reminds me of oldie worldie designs reminds me of fine china

marg said...

Hello Sue
This reminds me of a large china serving plate in the middle of the table! Beautiful stamp with the Roses in the middle!
Enjoy your card Patricia!
Love Marg

JosieB said...

Good morning Sue,
Very pretty card today!
Best wishes to you and every one.

Anonymous said...

Love the central motif.

Anne (Northampton)

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
A very ornate feel to this card, I rather like it!
Gail Cx

Marion said...

Hi Sue very different card today ,
pretty but not doing it for me sorry.
Marion H

Diane said...

Hi Sue oh this card is so pretty today, I love the gold background with the embossing folder and the flower stamp is so dainty too. Mrs Duck and Jill have already said what first sprung to my mind, dainty bone china cups and saucers and afternoon tea- lovely.
Congratulations Patricia on your win.
Enjoy your day Sue
Love Diane G xxxx

doreenj said...

love that pink with the gold!!

Doreen x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card, love the stamping of the roses in gold, makes it look very Victorian.

Congratulations Patricia on winning Sue's card.
Take care everyone, Jess x

val jones said...

Beautiful card Sue and i love the rose stamp.
Congrats to Patricia.
Love val in Spain x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - you might call this card simple but it really is exquisite. Love the flower design and the pink and gold work so well together. Congratulations to Patricia - have a lovely weekend, best wishes

Anonymous said...

Morning sue not so sure about this one for me but as my husband says you can't like everything love yvonne b xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Linda Graham said...

What a beautiful card Sue, love the colours and the stamped image, thank you, Linda x

Paula said...

Another lovely card Sue, well done! :)

Paula x

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, very pretty card looks antique, Congrats to Patricia enjoy your card! love Junex (Cumbria)

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. Congrats to Patricia. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Sandra said...

Hi Sue & friends,
When I first saw this card I honestly thought that the centre focal element was a die cut topper, the gold embossing and colouring look so perfect, Sue you never cease to surprise me with your amazingly inspirational designs, thank you so much for taking the time to create cards to inspire us every day!
We are so lucky to have you and your amazing blog as a resource for inspiration!
Congratulations Pat, enjoy your prize! Xx
Sandra xxxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, It's a lovely card very pretty . love Jean Z xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Im agreeing with a lot of Particraft friends today, your beautiful card looks very Victorian and I just love the gold embossed stamp and colour's you've chosen to shade the roses in with, all in all, another card to love.
Congratulations Patricia on winning Wednesday's W. O. W - enjoy.
Still not been into my den ! Wish I could stop dozing off Im wasting SO much time feeling yukky like this !!!
Love to all this sunny Saturday.
Lancashire Steph xx

Rae Macfarlane said...

Nice card Sue....have a good weekend....!
Luv Rach :)

Victoria Baxter said...

Another fab card Sue. Cant wait for C&C next week. X

Helen Bell said...

Good morning Sue and everyone

A lovely card. Love the new embossing folder, but I had forgotten how much I love the effects of stamping and heat embossing as I have been carried away with die cutting and dry embossing. Thanks for reminding me.

Love Helen xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the roses, they are very pretty.

Congratulations to Patricia for winning one of Sue's beautiful cards.

Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
It's beautiful and really doesn't need any more embellishment. The gold card gives it a touch of opulence :). As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue
And what a lovely morning iris here in sunny Scotland today lol.
Smashing card sue as always
Love to all xx

Lesley Thomas said...

I agree, Sue, the card didn't need any flowers, the stamp was plenty, by itself. Love the roses!
Congrats to Patricia too.

iReneM said...

This is a stunner, Sue.
Such super colouring


Deb Curtis said...

Good Morning Sue, this card is very vintage, has a Victorian feel to it. Still making my mind up about it but the gold heat embossing is beautiful and really stands out when the light hits it.

Congrats to Patricia, you've won a stunner there, it was in my top 3 for this week - enjoy.

Stephanie, hope you're feeling better soon.

Enjoy the sunshine all, blessings - Deb C xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Pretty card so fresh and bright.

Congrats to Patricia

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Beautiful card. This is so pretty and such a lovely colour. In my opinion it is just right, any more would have been to much and spoilt it. Sometimes the hard bit is knowing when to stop. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Patricia.

Best wishes.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a very pretty, vintage looking card. It reminds me of the Victorian era. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations Patricia.

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Stunning. Have a good day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Looks very elegant with the gold card and gold heat embossing on the stamped images. Reminds me of patterns on antique Worcester china.

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, stunning bow! x

karenlotty said...

OMG! The gold embossing really makes the colouring pop Love it Don't stamp Don't colour! Really must cry after seeing this creation!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
You are so right about the gold embossed and coloured in flowers - just stunning.

Beverley W

Vie Carter said...

Like the layout, but not the colour for me, sorry


Mary Lynn Cox said...

Very pretty and so feminine. This would be a good Mother's Day card

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card! I thought at first you had stuck a topper on! It is exquisite and such a clever idea. It reminds me of Grandma's teaset too.
I do like the lovely new Dazzler colours and ribbons from CE. I got some the other day in shades of blue and pink and they are lovely.
Have a lovely weekend! Hope the weather is lovely where you are too!
Congratulations Patricia! You won a stunning card.
Love to all,
Myra xxx

SHARICA said...

Very Pretty Card .. xx

Saba said...

Hello Sue
What a pretty card, love the stamped image and like others before me it reminded me of a tea service.
My Granny used to have one with roses and it was edged in gold, it only came out on special occasions. It was part of my childhood. Thank you for bringing back lovely memories of my sweet Granny.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Saba said...

Sorry, forgot to say congratulations to Patricia.
Xxxx Saba

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a lovely card. It doesn't need anything more (well, not in my book anyway), the EF/dies/stamps and last but by no means least, the dazzler make this a beautiful creation.
Hugs, Rose

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A really pretty card.
Evis M.

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, very pretty.

Congrats to the card winner-lucky lady.


CraftyJo said...

Love the texture of that embossing folder.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the stamp you have used.
Very pretty card.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

gwen70 said...

Such a pretty card Sue, adore the embossing folder

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Great Card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Theresa Pace said...

wow! lush, decadent, rich card. opulent that central image. the way you coloured it and added the shadow is just fab. but you know i love the way you do these stamped images..... hugs xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Wow Oh Wow what a fabulous card for today love everything about this one so very elegant indeed. The gold stamping, embossing and the colouring do like others have said remind me of English fine bone china.
Congratulations to the lucky winner something for you to treasure and be inspired by.
Sheila thinking of you, hope all goes well on your visit to Nikki. xx
Enjoy the sunshine and have a lovely weekend everyone.
Margaret corgi owner

Vee said...

sue, i adore the braided vines. very unique look.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Simply but gorgous as always! Great work, so romantic!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
Beautiful card Sue and I personally are happy with that look,not to busy
Nice colour.
Stunning weather here so washing out and some gentle gardening.
To anyone not feeling to good I hope the sunshine will make you feel a bit better soon.
Sheila ,have a nice time with Nikki.Thinking of you both.
Norah,Sam,Steph,Sandra,Lynda,Myra,Wheelybad,ToB,Patricia,Pam,Mrs B,Lynne M,Pat,Craftynanna,June,Maureen,Margaret,Saba and Val,Alison,Brenda,Cheryl, and to all who are a wilsonette Take care,
Hugs Maria x

Laura O' Connor said...

great card love the stamp [nice roses]Laura O

Suzzette Yandle said...

Oh such a pretty card. I must have that Kalika Trio. Stamping the roses in gold and then coloring in gives the card that "Royal Albert" china look.

Dawn Holben said...

WOW That is so so pretty and you are certainly right abot the gold edged flowers.
This just stunning and I absolutely love it.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card you have given us today love the stamp it looks so elegant. And this embossing folder is just gorgeous.
Congratulations Patricia on winning the Wednesday giveaway card, enjoy.
Hope you are having a lovely Saturday and the sun is shining where you are, Take care, sending my love and best wishes, Brenda XXX

Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

Great card and love the gold with the pink.

Lol Barbara W

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card.The colours go very well together
Take care
Hazel G XX

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. A very pretty card. SueL x

Jill Liddle said...

Another beautiful card.

terrie said...

This card is more than is stunning with the gold background paper and the gold emossing powder...
Just lovely...
Well done Sue

Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful card. I especially love the stamping and heat embossing you did- makes it look like cloisonne work. Gorgeous! I pinned of course.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card today Sue, the embossing folder is great and I must put it onto my wish list.

The colours and shapes and textures of this card go so well together.

Craftihappiness to everyone and lots of love from Macky.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Love this card Sue, and love the stamping. It's just to gorgeous.
Love to all and congratulations to Patricia Y.
Maureen xx

Virginia Davey said...

what georgeous card. Love the rose stamp.

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, I just LOVE this stamp image so that along with the die will be going on my shopping list. Congratulaions to Patricia on the card win! Hugs Karen x.

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for a lovely card.
I have just found a piece of embossed gold card and was wondering how to use it - well now I know.

Hope everyone is ok.
Love and hugs

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, love todays card. The focal element is gorgeous. Will have to add it to my wish list. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

barbara macaskill said...

I totally agree that this is simple.....SIMPLY AMAZING that is! LOVELOVELOVE it! So elegant and gorgeous!

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card. I really love the rose stamp and embossing folder. Take care, Ivy L xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card,doesn't matter how many times I tie a bow they never looks as good as yours.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Well today's little beauty is right up my street I love the combination of the inking and stamping with the die cuts its a winner Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend
Take Care all
Theresa x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the stamp heat embossed and then coloured and the braided vines EF looks lovely with the vintage gold card
Congratulations Patricia on winning the Wednesday card giveaway
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty

nannapat said...

Truly stunning card today Sue. I love the roses and the shape of the die. The new embossing folder looks very impressive too! Pat x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I love the light caught on the gold embossing on the flowers. Very pretty card.

Congratulations Patricia on your Wednesday win

Big Hugs to all :-)

Tina XX

magpie said...

Helloooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! back on track! Gorgeous vintage type card. I love the Kalika stamp and the embossed gold card....just scrumptious!!! "Thank you Sue" for the inspiration xx Love Karen xx Congratulations to you Patricia! Wonderful! Take care Sue and everyone xx Hugs to all who need them xx

craftynanna said...

Evening Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a beautiful lovely card, the stamping, embossing and colouring are all great, and a nice simple design for crafters like me.
Sam i do hope you are getting better, not long for your holidays,
Sheila and Nikki i hope you are both coping after your sad loss, thinking of you both.
Congratulations to the lucky Patricia,
Hugs to all Johanna

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a wonderful card !! I really love it. So very pretty !! I love the Braided Vines EF. The dies you have used are beautiful and so is that stamp !! That flower stamp ( sorry I cannot remember the name of it ) is just stunning embossed in gold and coloured with the distress makers. It is a very pretty stamp. I love ribbon and dazzler to. A really stunning card Sue. Thank you for sharing. Sending you lots of love today Sue from Tres x x x

Patricia, Congratulations on winning Sue's beautiful Wednesday Card Giveaway. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Littlelamb said...

Congratulations to the winner of Wednesdays card.
Love this card. It is so pretty. I couldn't make up my mind about this EB folder when I was at Ally Pally. I wish now I had bought it.

Gail said...

Fab card and love the look of the embossing folder xx GailT xx

liz spooner said...

Love this cars Sue, I was actually playing with this stamp today. xx

Janice Wallace said...

very pretty and
feminine card today.
Love the gold embossing
Janice W

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue, Another gorgeous card, love the roses. Also the embossing folder, very nice.

Have a good weekend everyone

Hugs Dorothy xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card.

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Really pretty card. I think the gold embossing of the flowers make it look quite antique. Lovely. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather x

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Such a beautiful card, love the embossing folder and stamps used, so pretty.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Julie Elli said...

It's a good tip putting the blue behind the flowers. Thanks Sue. Big hug
Julie E

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sorry to be so late but when I got home in the early afternoon it was such a lovely day that I went straight out into the garden to work. I got carried away and my husband had to come looking for me to say it was past dinner time! Worn out but it was worth it.

I love this card, it is so pretty and yes, Sue, gold embossed flowers are beautiful.

Patricia Youdell - Congratulations on being the Wednesday Winner.

Hope everyone is able to enjoy the sunshine that we have had today.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonlettes third time lucky I hope this doesn't go too Cyba space.
Gorgeous card Sue I love the stamp so pretty as is the die lovely colouring.a wow from me.
Love Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations the Patrice on winning Wednesday card enjoy.

Thinking of you Sheila hope your visit with Nikki went well & she was ok Hug's too you both xx
TOB Theresa thinking of you xxx
Hug's too everyone Lynda xx

Craftysusan said...

Beautiful card Sue and the gold embossing looks stunning. Have a great weekend. xx

Angela Wade said...

Beautiful stamp, Sue and as you say, it does look lovely embossed in gold and coloured.

Congratulations, Patricia.

Goodnight all,
Hugs, Angela in Dubai Xx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Great card Sue, love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Eunice said...

Such a lovely touch to this card!

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful feminine card, so lovely.
Di B x

Sue said...

Gorgeous colors and design. Love the backround embossing. Love the roses embossed in gold too. Stunning.

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card
Karen xx

steph loveday said...

Oh I LOVE the Kalika Trio stamp it is just beautiful and makes a stunning central piece for a beautiful card.

Julie Kay said...

Beautiful card Sue love the fresh clean stamp. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Oh my days, such a beautiful card, stunning.
Love the gold embossing which makes the rose really stand out & draws the eye straight into it..

Gorgeous card & love everything about it.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

America said...

WOW to the Golden Embossing making this card quite stunning! Lovely and gorgeous EF Background too!