Sunday, 17 May 2015

You're Wonderful

 Good Sunday morning!  Today's card uses the Pierced Flag die set is a different sort of way; to make a background!  I rather like this idea as I think it could be so easily adapted to do a man's card.  It sort of looks like panelling or even maybe has a marine sort of feel to it (like a divers helmet?).  Do you see it or is it just me? LOL  Anyways, the hope is that this may give you a few ideas for those pesky male cards we all have to make from time to time!  I started by embossing a piece of black card using the Climbing Vines embossing folder.  I matted it with a piece of vintage gold card.  I used the Ornate Pierced Rectangle die set to create a gold frame, then backed it with black. Next I cut several of the Pierced Flags in white and glued them diagonally on to a piece of white card.  I added mounting foam to the back of the frame then placed it over my diagonal flags.  I trimmed away the excess from around the edge and glued it to the embossed background.  Next I used the Complete petal Camellias and cut a scad of different sizes and arranged them on opposite corners.  Each flower had a white flatback pearl in the centre.  I added a black jute bow on the lower corner. I stamped a sentiment and using the centre ovals from the Classic Adorned Noble Rectangle die set, cut it out and added a gold mat.    I cut a few flowers using the Blossoming Branch die in black and added them to the sentiment.  I attached the sentiment with mounting foam in the lower corner inside the frame.   The card was then completed with my usual piercing and matting and layering with black and gold card.  A final wider white mat was added.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.

The winners of this weeks Comment Game prizes are:

Rosemary Strickland!!!
Nannie Flash!!!
Susan Lesperance!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed. May 13th, the winners are:
Haze T!!!
Yorks Butterfly!!!
Rainey's Craftroom!!!

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





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173 comments:

Pam Hartlepool said...

Gorgeous card, so classy and elegant.
Congrats go all comment winners.
Hope the weekend is good for everyone.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card, I love how you adapt a die to do something else. Yvonne xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the pierced flag background. I wouldn't have thought of doing that in a month of Sundays! Can't see the divers hat thing though. Its early so I will keep looking! Happy Sunday all

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. What a brilliant idea, stunning card - love the matt gold and black together.
Congratulations to all the winners today. Sue xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
The noble dies are so versatile, the flowers and EF are beautiful but what a great background the flags make. Lovely card for a Sunday.
Congratulations to the winners, enjoy your Sunday
Muriel x

Lynne Mills said...

Totally striking card, love the flag background. Lol lynne m & fur babies x x x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a novel way to use the flag dies, sorry I can't see a divers helmet though! Lol. Congratulations to all the winners. Love Jean xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card and a great way to use the dies. Love the colours too. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Very Dear Friend,
My Last Comment For Quite Some Time As I Start My Holiday Yippee!!!!!
I Never Know Where You Come Up With Your "Fantastic Idea's" I Have The Pierced Edge Dies And They Are Brilliant Just In Themselves, But To Create A "Fabulous Background" I Would Never Had Thought About This, I Really Love It As you Can Achieve So Many Different Things, I Love The Awesome Embossing Which You Have Done On Your Black Card Its Extremely Impressive.
Sue My Friend Thank You So Much For Sharing All Your Terrific Cards On A Daily Basis And Thank You So Very Much For That I So Much Appreciate That.
Take Great Care My Very Dear Friend Sue
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes And Congratulations To This Weeks Comment Gifts Enjoy x

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous elegant card today.
Congratulations to all the winners today.

hettygarlick said...

Cards for men are always so difficult. Good ideas always welcome!

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another brilliant card. Have a great day everyone. Many congratulations to all the winners. Take care Kitty.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday smiles to you Sue. Life has being playing strange games with me lately so thought first on my list is to check in to my favourite place in the world before I do anything else and you never disapoint. Like Clare W id never think of using the flag die in this way, here I was thinking I was being clever by cutting it on a fold to make an open flag shape tag lol but to make them into a background - well, that is why im sending the sentiment back to you Sue : )
Pesky male cards HAVE to be the hardest to make so this idea is brilliant. Maybe a few more folders like the scored lines folder would be useful too, what do you think ? As I struggle for male folders to work with.
Its a beautiful card Sue. Hope you are having an amazing time making memories.
Congrats to comment winners, some new names listed today, welcome, hope you will stay with us and spread the word that this is the most wonderful place to be for inspiration and friendship.
Love to all that dont feel so well today.
Lancashire Steph xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the flag background you've made, such a genius idea. We all struggle with male cards so it's fabulous when you come up with ideas for us, I can't see the divers helmet yet though lol.
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue the flag background looks great, fantastic idea. x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a very elegant card. The background is fantastic, would never have thought to use the flag die's in this way. You have a great imagination as you see so much more in your die's than just cutting and matting. Congrat's to all the comment winner's.
Take care everyone and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue and all, lovely card today, I have the pierced flags so may try this, but cannot see the divers helmet! My husbands birthday today, so having the family around, busy, busy, busy! Happy days everyone. Linda.

TDQ Karen said...

Quite a simple background so could be used for e many men's cards I have to make for ny any male relations. Congratulations to all the winners!

auscrafts said...

love the way you use a die to do something else

Micky French said...

lovely card Sue so elegant
Congratulations to all the lucky winners
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Another stunning card. I love the idea of using the flag dies to create a background and I agree that this makes a super background for a male card. Have a lovely Sunday.x

Hazel Evans said...

Great use of that flag die, that's where your dies are great
As they are so versatile. Beautiful card. Hazel x

Mary Lynn Cox said...

This is a great card. The black backgrounf makes me think of leather that has been tooled.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
How original us this, I will certainly use this for male cards
Pat x

A Happercrafter6 said...

What a clever use of the flag which puts it in a totally new light. I love the overall simplicity of this card in such lovely colours. The camellias are a dainty touch always.
Jan
Northampton

carol quinn said...

Unusual card today sue...beautiful

Anonymous said...

Oooh another clever idea, Sue, with the pierced flags to make the background. Looks like just you, seems we can't see the diver's helmet!! Love the composition of this card with the fab gold frame and pretty flowers. A corker!
Well done to all the winners.

'P' in Wales

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Lynda Mellor said...

Morning Sue, what a way to start another beautiful day. Sun is shining here and the sun is shining there. What a fabulous card the way you look at dies is inspiring. Congrats to winners enjoy!!! Have a good one!!! Loopy Lynda xxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Gold and black, what a good combination of colours for those men cards that we all love to hate doing. Usually because we can't think of anything suitable.
A very lovely card Sue.
Congratulations to all the winners, you will be sure to treasure your gifts from Sue.
She is such a generous lady, puts many others to shame, nowhere else do I see prizes such as hers unless it is in a competition.
Keep on posting ladies so we can get her to stay in the number 1 blog spot. I hardly think it fair that she has to compete with a Company!
Love & hugs to all on this very sunny start to Sunday morning.
Cheryl xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Great looking male card! I love how you have used the flag dies ( I think it gives a leather belt look?) for such an interesting background , I can't think what a divers helmet looks like!
Wish we could have some lovely warm weather soon, it's still cold, windy and showery here.
Congratulations to the comment winners!
Love and hugs to all xo

marg said...

Hello Sue
Thank you for all your pierced Designs so useful for me!
Love todays cards using the Flags love the edges on those too!
Beautiful card Sue!
Well done to all the winners!
Take care
Love Marg

sonja_w said...

Brilliant idea to use the flags as a background, will definitely give it ago. Great card as always. Happy Sunday everyone and congratulations to the winners xx

Pam Elder said...

What an apt topper.This card certainly stops you in your tracks.Yourcards are always stunning but this one is a show stopper
I love it!
A different Pam from Hartlepool

Jan.moogie said...

Now thats different Sue, can honestly say I would never have thought of it, well done you. Simply stunning card. Hugs xx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
I see where you are coming from, it's a bit different! Like how you have done the flowers in opposite corners!
Gail Cx

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Wow....Sue.... how different .... it does look like rivited metal.... but it looks a bit like patchwork leather to me...! It looks so tactile.... love the colours.
Enjoy your Sunday
Luv Rach :)

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How fabulous is that background, great idea. Congrats to the winners

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue, another great card and I've been fighting myself to not get the flag die set now the fight is over I've just got to have it now, I think it's now gone to the top of my ever growing list. To be honest I would have bought it a while back but it's been out of stock at Daisy's where I have been going so have been accumulating other of your dies instead. I would never have thought of using is as a background. At this rate I'm either going to run out of space or go bankrupt lol. I don't even look any anyone else's dies yours win full stop each time. There is so much can be done with them and the quality of them is fantastic.
Keep up the great work Sue and have a lovely Sunday
Maggie in Solihull

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
from a very dull and windy start to the day here in North Sheffield.
Today's gift is such a good foundation for any occasion. I feel it can be either dressed up or down depending on the gender and yes the background is definitely one for those pesky males. I really must take a closer look at the beautiful efolder you have used.

Not sure what I'll be doing today. It's quite early yet so I'll just see what happens.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Sam Enjoy your holiday you really do deserve it. Hope your two boys settled in yesterday. Will miss you.

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

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Love the background on this card. Very clever idea. also love the camellia flowers. Such a versatile little flower. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Love the background on this card. Very clever idea. also love the camellia flowers. Such a versatile little flower. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
Love the idea of using the banner dies to do the centre background.
Ginnie x

Anonymous said...

I love this card and have pinned it for future reference. I don't have any of the dies so it could be expensive!! I love it.

Anne (Northampton)

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful card today very glamorous and elegant!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!
Cameeli xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Divers helmet? Put down that pina colada right now lol! I know what you mean but I think the little porthole in them is round lol!
Anyhoo, enough scuba speak, the card is lovely and great colour combo.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Rosemary Stickland said...

What a lovely way to start Sunday to find out that I have won a comment prize! Thank you Sue and thank you for sharing another stunning card xx

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, thanks for sharing, Congratulations to all the winners, love Junex (Cumbria)

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, such an elegant card, classy colour combo. Fantastic idea using the pierced flags like that, looks like welded metal, which has given me a great idea. Congrats to the comment game winners . Bx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, a very striking and elegant card.Congratulations to the winners.Take care Jane B.

doreenmj said...

I like the idea of the flags, must have a play later!!!



Doreen x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Only you would have thought to use the flags dies this way, wish I had just a little of your imagination.
A truly beautiful card, love it all.
Well done to the winners.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card has the right sentiment for you Sue - You're Wonderful! How do you keep coming up with such amazing ideas? Love the look of the pierced flags and it reminds me of leather belts. I will definitely be trying this idea out as I agree with you about men's cards! My cards are never without camellia flowers these days, love them. Congratulations to all the lucky winners today, best wishes
YvonneMayxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a brilliant card and ideal for all the guy's in our lives I've had four to do this week still one to go a nightmare.
Nancyd xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Again another beautiful card - yes ideal for a mans card
Hugs
Carolx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A really rich looking card. I love the idea of using the flags as a background, will have to give it a try. I'm afraid I can't see the divers helmet but I agree that the design is a good one to use for male cards. Thanks so much for all the great ideas. Congrats to all the winners.
Heather Treble

karenlotty said...

This is a great idea for the flags Easily adapted for a male card Love these colours

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another interpretation for the use of a Die that would never entered my head. What a brilliant idea.
A fantastic card with great sentiment, suited for you!!!
Have a fantastic day
Hugs
Patricia xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love the classic colour scheme, those pierced flags certainly make an unusual and interesting background...can't see the diver's helmet though...lol

Congrats to all the Comment Game winners...

Izzy

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue a beautiful card as always love the background and the colours used thank you sue. Congrats to the winners love always
June horrocks xxxxxxx

June said...

Morning Sue, I am back, had a disastrous holiday, hardly any signal for wifi or even the phone, glad to be back home, anyway I have a lot of catching up on your blog, so will go through in a little while and see what I have missed.

I am loving this card and yes could easily be adapted for a man.

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

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I never would have thought of using the pierced flag die like that it is such a clever idea. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Kate's Cards said...

Great use of the flags, very different.

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a fantastic idea and like everyone else I would never have thought of doing that with them! Just got to get the die now! Yes I know what you mean about the diving helmet, old fashioned heavy one with lots of rivets yes I'm with you there !!! As soon as you said it it popped into my head. Anyway what a beautiful card today, love the classy colour combination too. Thank you for sharing another stunner with us. Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the comment winners xxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and idea. love Jean Z xx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue great black and gold card - good ideafor the background
DeniseX

Janice Wallace said...

Lovely card, and I really like that background. Patched leather, or something metallic perhaps. Good male look anyway.
Cheers
Janice W

gwen70 said...

beautiful card, congrats to all the winners

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card & love the background.

Congrats to all the winners.

Michele

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love the background, I would never have thought of that brilliant idea. Sorry can't see divers helmet though. The little camellias look so cute.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and wilsonettes
Wow what a fabulous idea x I have the flags but would never in a million years thought of doing that with them where do your ideas come from ? I love the colours again sue x thankyou so much for your inspiration x
Congratulations to all the winners I did not realise how many giveaways you do sue you are very generous x
Theresa w xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card { sorry can not see your divers hat } however it takes nothing away from the clever use of your die .
Congrats to all winners.
Elaine H X

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue well I can see planking and use it for a fence or a shed but diver's helmet has me stumped! love from Jackie xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning sue what a gorgeous card I love the idea with the tag die.
And the colours and design are wonderful.

Debs A xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Only you could see the flag die used as a background that's why we think you're wonderful, love the card and will definitely try this. Congratulations to all the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes
Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

patwyn said...

Fab card today, Sue. Such a clever way to use the flag dies as a background. I would ever have thought to use them in that way but will certainly give it a go for male cards. Wish me luck!! Lol

Congrats to all the comment winners.

Pat xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Yet another beautiful card. You are spoiling us with all the inspiration and ideas that you generate from your dies. Love the colours and the vintage gold give this a very classy look. The background is very unusual and wouldn't have thought to use the die in this way but love the effect.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love the effect the pierced flags give done this way. Thank you for showing us different ways of using your dies. I love the colour combination. Somehow I seemed to miss yesterday's card, but I loved that one as well. Congratulations to all the comment winners.

Swiftycrafter said...

Fantastic card Sue love the black and gold colour.
Lynne x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! So classy and elegant!

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue,
Another brilliant idea, how do you think of these things. I live the use of the flags and the card is great. Congrats to all the winners.
Love Jan x x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A novel and very effective way to use the pierced flag die. A lovely card.
Regards,
Evis M.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Really dramatic. Love it!

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
What a brilliant idea, never in a million years would I have thought of this, also a great idea for a male card.
Love Janet x
from Wakfield

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Absolutely beautiful and what a good idea for the background. Lovely. SueL x

Gail said...

A beautiful card Sue and such a classy colour way - I can see the panelling but not the divers helmet!!! Maybe you will have to make a card that looks like a divers helmet for the light bulb moment to hit me!!!!! xx enjoy your day xx GailT xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What stunning card i love it,
Hugs Sarah xxx

DeCor said...

I thought exactly the same about it being great to turn into a man's card. Just a wonderful look that has a bit of elegant austerity to it. Love it.

Beryl Treble said...

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

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue,
Firstly thank- you so much for picking me out to be one of you lucky winners, such a lovely surprise!
Today's card is as usual beautiful and as I am lucky enough to have these dies will no doubt copy it when next I need a card for a male. Love the richness of it, but also its simplicity, very classy!
Wendyx

Jayne S said...

Great idea for the men in our lives. I love the way you have arranged the flowers.

Jess Watson said...

Good morning Sue, great card definately one to suit those pesky men!!
Congratulations to all today's winners, enjoy your prizes.
Take care, Jess x

Marianna Hammer said...

A beautiful man's card!

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good morning Sue,

What a simply ingenious card, I would never have used the pierced flags in such a quirky way. You have proved yet again that there are a million and one ways to use a die other than the obvious, what would we do without your 'out of the box' ideas.
I am still waiting for my noble dies to be delivered and once they are I may make a (botched!) attempt at this card. I think it lends itself well to being a male card, and goodness knows we all need inspiration in that department!
Happy Sunday everyone, enjoy the day!

Crafty hugs,

Laine1972

PS. Congrats to all this weeks winners, enjoy your prize!xx

Val W. said...

Hi Sue,all I can say is that You are wonderful !! I would be nowhere without your fantastic inspiration.x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

I love how you've used the flag die to do that background and the flowers are pretty.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Crafty Cruiser said...

Great idea to make a really lovely card.
Doreen

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card. I really like your colour combination and your use for the Pierced flag dies. As you say it would be good as a male card,perhaps I would change the flowers for some more masculine embellishments. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Best wishes.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant with the black and gold. An unusual background the flags make. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

SerenePolly said...

Hi Sue What a wonderful idea - another great way to use what appears to be a one-use die!

have a good day.

Christine
x

redfox said...

Would never have thought to use the flags in such a way, but it works brillantly. Sue where on earth do you get these ideas? You must have such an active mind!! And yes with a little alteration it would make a perfect man's card. Love to everyone, Sarah

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card as usual though I don't use a lot of dark colours for cards I may try something (for a change) as mine are usually quite light or bright thoug this has the focus away from the dark. If you know what I mean.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Paula said...

Lovely card Sue, I can see what you mean about being suitable for a man's card, and my brother's birthday is coming up soon! :)
Congratulations to the winners :)

Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, is there no end to your designs. Very clever!

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous and I love the embossing. Pinned as usual. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765608143718/

Nannieflash said...

Oh what can I say thank you so much for choosing my name to be a winner Im really thrilled. I love your card today make with the felt and the clever use of the ends of the tags, you really are so talented to see designs in simple things. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card!!!.....love love love black & gold!!!
Hugs
Sam
xxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow another gorgeous stunner of a card using these beautiful dies. Love the colour combo and they ingenious use of the banner dies. Thanks for choosing me for a comment prize, I'm off to email you now.
Lorraine

CraftyJo said...

Easter!! It reminds me of the way kids draw an Easter egg when the top's been cracked :) Very cute.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT A GREAT TRICK USING THE FLAG DIE. LOOK GOOD IN DIFFERENT COLOURS TOO. GOOD WAY TO USE UP LITTLE PIECES OF FAB CARD/PAPER YOU CANT BARE TO THROW AWAY. I CAN SEE CAR CHEVRONS WITH A NICE CAR EMBELLISHMENT (MAYBE MY MINI HAPPY RETURNS STAMP) WOULD LOOK GOOD. HERE I GO AGAIN MIND RUNNING RIOT.
YOU ALWAYS DO THIS TO ME.
GREAT CARD. WELL DONE ALL YOU WINNERS.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Lesley Cann said...

Once again a very original idea for the background. Really like the colour combination on this card.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies,
What a beautiful card, elegant, classy and lovely sentiment.
Congratulations to the comment winners.
Have a good day everyone.
Maureen x

Susan White said...

Lovely embossing folder that you've used on here Sue. Congrats to all the winners this week too, Susan x

Pearl said...

Lovely card today, thank you for a card for the guys, muchly appreciated.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Craftihappiness to everyone and lots of love from Macky.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Yes, can see it, lovely.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Wow that is one gorgeous card. Love the dies, colour combo and how you've put it all together.
Just Beautiful.
Hugs, Rose

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, an unusual but attractive card. Love the colour combination and yes, I see what you mean about a diver's helmet but I think most others would be expecting it to be round lol. Clever use of the pierced flag, I'll have to give that a go.

Congratulations to all of today's winners.
Frances

SueJ said...

Lovely card Sue. Congratulations to all the winners.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I see what you mean it does have a look of a diver's helmet, the piercing is similar to the rivets on the helmet. A gorgeous card, and those beautiful 'diddy' flowers, beautiful.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Littlelamb said...

Brilliant idea today Sue. Will give that a try as have to make a male card this week. Thank gor your wonderful ideas. Congrats to the winners.

Lorena H. said...

Beautiful card and congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Yvonne G said...

Afternoon Sue and all the lovely Wilsonettes.

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Loving the way you've used the pierced flags. It's so affective. Another idea to steal!!

Well I've been going through cold turkey as I have been under the weather and unable to view your blog for a week. Hopefully I'm back now because I've really suffered withdrawal symptoms. I have managed to view all the posts that I missed and don't really have the energy to comment on them all but needless to say I love them all.

As I am relatively new to posting on particraft can someone please tell me what the 'Comment Game' is and the 'extra qualifying post'. I have seen this a few times but don't have a clue what it is. If there is a chance of winning something then I want to know what it is that I have to do!!

Happy Sunday everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you have used the pierced flag die, it would look great an a mans card. Think I will use this idea to create a Nautical card. Thank you for the inspiration.
The tiny Camielas look really gorgeous, they really draw you eye in. Love it all.
Happy Sunday, LOL Brenda xxx

Jean said...

How pretty! Love the background!

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Love how you always come up with great ideas to use your dies in a different way. Can't see a divers helmet, I was thinking more a crazed window! x

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue
sorry not been able to comment for the last couple of days.
As usual I've loved all your cards but in particular Saturdays. So very beautiful.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue
sorry not been able to comment for the last couple of days.
As usual I've loved all your cards but in particular Saturdays. So very beautiful.
Lots of love
Jo xx

nannapat said...

What a brilliant way to use the flags Sue! I love the card, as you say it would be perfect for the men in our lives. Pat x

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Must admit I can't see the divers helmet! Lol. But you have a wonderful imagination.
The card is lovely and talk about thinking outside the box.
Zena x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

What a clever use of the pierced flags die. I do know what you mean about the divers helmet, though I think a lot of people are looking for a helmet shape instead if what the helmet is made up of.

Love the embossng folder too and of course the flowers.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Love Helen xxx

Anonymous said...

Yvonne G - every week Sue picks three names from the comments to win a prize and the names are published on Sunday. If any post has over 200 comments (extra qualifying post), then an extra three drawings are made, and so on. Every Wednesday Sue picks someone to win that card and the name is announced on Saturday.
Keep commenting!! A lot of us have been lucky.
This is the most fantastic blog with a supremely talented and generous lady, held in great affection and esteem.

Joan said...

Hello Sue
What a great background using the flags. I have just made my first card using the Adorned Classic rectangle die with the debossed frame.I must try to get the pierced die that you have used in todays card, which by the way is lovely.
Best wishes
Joan from Newcastle

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, so beautiful, perfect for any man.

Love & hugs

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

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wisonettes! Oh wow! What a brilliant idea and effect the pierced flags have. Love it! Stunning and a great man's card x Can't see the divers hat but it doesn't take away the fact it's such a fab card! xx congratulations to all the lucky comment winners! Take care Sue, love and hugs to you, your family and to all the Wilsonettes who are in need xx Love Karen xx

Elaine Ann said...

A very classy and elegant card Sue.
Many Thanks
Elaine Ann.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card love the flowers and the embossing.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry
xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Wow! You are so amazing in coming up with ideas for your wonderful, and multi-useful dies. Using the Pierced Flag die set this way is truly inovative. I don't know what a divers helmet looks like close up, but I can see a riveted look to the flags with the piercings on them. And with the flags butted-up together, I can also see, if the flags were sponged in browns, a leather type look to this placement. I always need those ideas for cards for the men in my life.

Linda Graham said...

Great idea using the pierced tags for a background Sue, you come up with great idea's and thank you for sharing them, Linda x

Carole Z said...

Lovely card Sue, the background is fabulous and love the gold and black,hugs Carole Z X

Karen Drew said...

I like the way you have done the centre of the card. Definitely could use that on a man's card
Congratulations to the winners
Luv
Karen xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Interesting card I can see all sorts of possible things to use the "Flags dies" now thankyou.

Congrats to the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
Wish I had just a tiny bit of your imagination! I would never have thought of using the flags in that way.
Congrats to all the winners
CaroleB xx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good evening Sue,

Another beautiful card......chic with the colours and flowers.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Hugs to you all
Dorothy Macdonald

Dawn Holben said...

Another fabulous and beautiful card today.
I live the black and gold as it gives it such a rich elegant look.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Oh you are soooooooo clever! I would never ever have thought to use the pierced flag die in this way. Genius!! Cant see the divers helmet though, sorry. Thank you for sharing your fabulous ideas with us.
Hugs.

liz spooner said...

Really stunning card today Sue.xx

melody said...

Hi Sue, what a clever way of using th flag die, an I just love all the noble dies, your card lovely. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely beautiful card today, very sophisticated colour scheme. Love it.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Big Hugs

Tina XX

barbara macaskill said...

A very handsome card indeed!! LOVE the pierced flag die and am adding it to my wish list! TFS!

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A wonderfully different card and clever idea with the pierced flag die set.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi

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Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what a very novel way to use those tags.
Very clever.
wonderful creation as usual.
great colours too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Very clever use of the flags. I can see how the piercing looks like rivets- especially if you look at the back of the tags. It's a great card.

After having my PA here Thursday, the mobile hairdresser Friday and my brother and PA here Saturday lunchtime to watch the football I kind of melted about 4pm yesterday. Been a floppy wreck most of today! My team lost in their play off game but no one is downhearted, no one expected us to even be close to the top 6 this year! So next season, to quote our manager, "we go again". Might make that my personal motto!

It's almost 9pm and I'm about ready for bed. Take care all of you. Wishing good things and hugs to you all,

T x

Theresa Pace said...

what a fab idea using the banner die like that! you are wonderful.... lovely colour combo too. it really works.but the whole composition just flows. brill xx

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
What a clever use of the banner die, but sorry Sue, I can't see the divers helmet but what I can see is a fabulous card. I like the simplicity of the background especially to use for those difficult "men's cards" and the black and gold has such an opulent look.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Love and hugs
Saba xxx

Laura O said...

fab card ,Laura o

IVY Cheong said...

Classy and elegant card. Hugs, Ivy xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & wilsonettes
Great background with the flags how do you come up with all these technices.love the Noble frame in the gold & love the embossing folder all leads too a stunning card.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx
Congratulations too all the comment winners.

Hug's to all my friends love Lynda xx
Hug's to all Wilsonetts xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous, gorgeous, a wow of a card, so elegant.
Di B. x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Elegant and stunning.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The Pierced Flag die makes a very interesting background. The piercing looks like rivets and gives a masculine effect.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Today's card is beautiful! I'm extremely late as had a bad migraine today and been asleep most of the day! Just wanted to have a quick look at today's card ! You never disappoint , my Friend!
What a super idea to use the flags in this way!
Hopefully see you a lighter brighter and breezier in the morning,
Love Myra xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous, love the gold black and white. Flower spray in each corner looks fabulous. So many beautiful details.

terrie said...

Beautiful card...I like the gold color...I hope one day you will make a video on how to do the flag this way.
Well done Sue

Congrats to the winners

Sandy H said...

Lovely design. The black is not for me (as usual) but I can see this in brown and gold. I can also see what you mean about the diver's helmet. Love the way you've used the flag die.
Congratulation to all the comment game winners.
Take care everyone.

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & all Wilsonettes...
What a unique and wonderful way to use the Tag dies Sue, believe me when I say that I would never have thought for a moment to adapt the die to use in this way, so thank you for the wonderfully inspiring idea.
I would also like to congratulate the comment winners, how wonderfully surprised you must have felt seeing your names on the list.
Well I must dash folks as need to catch up on a few other gorgeous cards to make a comment on.
Although it is dashing with rain I'm sending hugs to you Sue and to everyone & also warm wishes for a good day...take care Love Beth B x x x

SHARICA said...

Very Striking Card .. xx

Txcowgirl said...

Always late posting, due I guess, to the different time zones. This is so very formal and elegant, a good choice for certain occasions.

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful card and love the gold

Vie
x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Loving the background made with your Pierces Flag Die set, very imaginative & an amazing effect.
Love the black & Gold colour combo which looks very striking & expensive.
Gorgeous, beautiful cards as always.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card so elegant and beautiful!
Thank you!!!