Monday, 10 August 2015

Congratulations

Hi crafters!  I love the way this card turned out but I know it won't be everyone's taste.  Gold, black and milk card are the colour combo (in case it doesn't show up correctly on your monitor).  Using the Stacked Diamond Striplet, I cut four of them out of vintage gold card using both pieces to the die.  Next I used jut the shaped cutting edge and cut four black backing pieces and glued them all together.  I added mounting foam to the backs of each of them, then glued them into a square configuration.  I covered a piece of black card with a sticky adhesive sheet then coated it with Ebony Ice.  I seated the striplet square over it so that it filled up the centre open area in the square.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it with the Pierced Flags die.  I backed it with a larger black flag and used a gold paint pen along the edges.  Using the Perfect Peonies, I cut several different sizes out of black card and used the gold paint pen around the edges of each of them.  I formed each of the petals and glued a black Dazzler to the centre.  I seated it on some black tulle and added Maidenhair fern around it.  I pierced a white mat layer, then added a thin gold and black mat before finishing with a wider white mat and pearls in the corners.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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179 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card Sue, you never fail to delight with your creations. Rich and opulent today
Happy Monday everyone

Jan on the Fosse said...


Good Morning
A great card stunning colour combo but I can see it working in other colours just as well.
Thanks Jan

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a stunningly dramatic card today Sue, love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxx

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I like this card, black, gold and white and the diamond striplets is gorgeous, I also like the size of the card, this can easily be adapted into a Christmas card as well.

Enjoy Monday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. WOW !
Pam has it in a nut shell. Rich and opulant. This striplet has to come home with me asap.
Have a good Monday Sue.
Love to Sam, Alison and Tina.
Hugs.
Lancashire Steph xxx

hollyberry said...

Another beautiful and stunning card. Love the colour combination.

auscrafts said...

Stunning card ,love the colours

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Outstanding absolutely outstanding, I love the versatility you can get with the striplet dies. The colour combination is just perfect. Yvonne xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A brilliant card great colours Black and Gold so rich.
Thank you take care all Kitty.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a stunning card very rich looking colours.
Nancyd xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
very rich looking card today, striplets are so versatile. Could be used for so many occasions and made in so many colours, thank you
Have a good week everyone
Muriel x.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Very dramatic looking, love this striplet die. Sue XXX

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card which really show your dies off. I would prefer it in other colours - but as you said it wouldn't be to everyone's taste
Pat x

ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
What a way to start the week.
As you know I'm not a lover of gifts on the darker side in colour but I do appreciate the format you have used today.
Your striplet dies are wonderful to work with and never fail to give a beautiful finish.

We have sunshine here this morning after a weekend of rain and dark skies. At the moment it is a lovely temp and so fingers crossed that it will stay at this level so I can get some crafting done.

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

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card, love this one Sue.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Very dramatic, and I'm sure the gold and black look better in the hand.
Lorna D

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, I also like this card as I like black and gold together it makes it look so rich and the dies really stand out
Kathy x

Lizzybea said...

Hi sue
Wow what a fantastic card. Just love it.
Liz xx

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Very decadent card ....love it Sue, another stunner.
Luv Rach :)

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful card, I really must add the Ebony Ice to my collection.x

PharmacyMichele said...

WOW-whats not to like?! Stunning card & great choice of colours.

Michele

djones said...



You're right, Sue, not too sure about this one; will come back later and take another look!!!




Doreen x

Aspiring crafter said...

A very opulent card Sue a real stunner!
XxxRuth

hazel young said...

I can see why Sue its stunning xx hazel

Caroljsmith said...

Good morning sue stunning card today.

Carole Z said...

Love this Sue, the design and black and gold are beautiful - a stunning card! Hugs Carole Z X

anne mather said...

Morning Sue,
Why would you think we don't like this colour combo - Well I love it!
It is elegant and makes for a lovely card. I would be pleased to recieve it.
LOvely!
Anne M xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Well todays card is different and very dramatic.
I love the design and can see it made in lots of other colour combinations.
Have that Striplet, might just have a go at similar later.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love gold and black so dramatic . love Jean Z xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the colours and how you have used the dies to give such a dramatic result. I hope you have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

sandy acland said...

I am sure this card looks beautiful in the flesh,as the internet never does them real justice, but the colours are not for me.
But the design of the card is stunning.

Sandy (tort)

carol edwards said...

Stunning Sue.....love it x

hettygarlick said...

What a beautiful, dramatic card! I love it. I've just bought some Ebony Ice and it's good to see photographs of how it looks when used. Can't wait to try it now!

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a very stunning card to start the week with, looks very dramatic! Love Jean xxx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, What a gorgeous card ,such a lovely colour combination! Take care Jane B.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, love the Peonies and the striplet is so versatile,a really fabulous card
Wendyx

Sue MacFall said...

Love it, love it, love it !!!
Absolutely beautiful.
Thank you, Sue
from Sue Mac

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Yes, I love this !!! I love the colour combo, and especially loving the gold pen around the edges of the petals, very effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Black and gold is one of my favourite combos as, I think, it looks dramatic and opulent.
Fabulous card.
Have a great day.
Ang x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! Such a luxurious opulent card for us today it's gorgeous. I love the colour combination and this striplet is beautiful.
Hugs x
Heather T

Debra Kenworthy said...

Stunning card today! The card design is wonderful and I love the colours you've used. The flowers are a lovely finishing touch with the gold edges. Debra x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What beautiful cards you have shared over the last few days. A great selection and I am not able to pick one as a favourite as they all are lovely : ) Congratulations to all of the lucky winners : ) Sending hugs to everyone. Take care xx

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card Sue
I just love it all !.
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW I love everything about this stunning card. The colour combo is very rich and opulant. The striplet die is gorgeous and the flower is beautiful with the gold edging. Will be have a try of this one for my box of stash.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Well I'm certainly in the minority this morning. This one is not for me --sorry. I'm with Janet in that it's too dark for me, but I do appreciate the layout etc and would do it in lighter colours. Have a good day everyone. Sending love and hugs to you all, Alison xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the Gold...... but not sure of the dark colour !
I like the design though!
Take care
Love Marg

Rosemarie said...


Morning Sue, I love this card, rich and sophisticated. I especially I ally like the way you have done the flower with the gold edge, very classy.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anne said...

Love the colours and the flower, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Chris Curry said...

It is an unusual colour combination Sue, but quite striking I think. I always love these flowers whatever colour combination is used. Thank you.Xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love the flower but the overall card is rather too bold for my taste

sonja_w said...

Very opulent . Love the flowers x

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oooooo bazinga! Beautiful Sue, just beautiful x Love the elegance of the gold and black and the added blingy shiny which I love. Like Rose Marie, I love the touch of the gold pen around the peonies. Love the Diamond Striplets......:) xx Awesome! xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family x Hope you're having a wonderful time still and enjoying precious moments together xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need today x Take as many as you need there's plenty! xx Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love it. So opulent.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and it's so different and the colours are gorgeous and the design is wonderful.
Have a good day vxxx

Debs A xxxxx

Izzy said...

Ooh, Sue,

LIKELIKELIKELIKELIKELIKELIKE!!!

..has anyone else fallen in love with that parrot in the German supermarket ad?....lol....just me then...

Izzy

karenlotty said...

Love the concept but I'm not sure about the colours - but as others have said it may just be the photograph Will we get to see it at Ally Pally

Marion said...

Hi Sue love how youve used the striplet die ,
but not sure on the dark background.
Marion H

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card love the ebony ice

gwen70 said...

It's a WOW card Sue, love it

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. You say this might not be to everyone's taste, but it is good to see all different styles and colours so thanks for showing us. SueL x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
As Pam And Others Have Mentioned Your Stunning
Cards Never Fail Us.
Well I Personally Just "Love" The Outstanding Colours
You've Used As You Know I Love To Add Black Onto My
Cards I Really Believe They Are Great Together I Love The
Black/Vintage Gold/milk Foundation Card Using These Colours
You've Created A True Masterpiece, Your Card Is Rich, Regal,
And Extremely Opulent It's Just So Very Beautiful.
I Love The Diamond Striplet Die That You've Used And How
You've Cut Bottom Layer In Black Then The Top Layer In Vintage
Gold, Then Adding The Tremendous Ebony Ice which Is So Very Stunning
Also Using The Pierced Flags Dies I Use These Dies So Very
Much I Loved It When You Designed These, I Really Love The
Tremendous Stunning Perfect Peonies It's A Beautiful Flower
Where You've Added Gold Pen Around The Edges Of The Petals
I Suppose You Could Use The Peonies Differently Cutting Main Part In
Black And The Very Edges In Gold, That Would Look Stunning Also
Sue Thank You For Sharing Your Cards With Us, Each And Every Day
Your A True Inspiration You Bring Us So Many Tips And Techniques
Take Great Care Sue
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Huge Love And Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
A Huge Hug For Lancashire Steph Take Great Care

Rosemary Stickland said...

Very dramatic card Sue, not sure it's to my taste colourwise, but I like the design.
Rosemary xx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, oh wow I wouldnt have expected black and gold to look so good but you certainly have created a stunning card with this combination. hugs Shirleyxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - an amazing design today, love the colours but I would also like to see it white on white as it would look very different. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love this colour combination. Fabulous card. Like the sparkle. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Different! But I love it.

Love
Roz.x

Jayne S said...

Its a like from me, very dramatic card. I would love to see it in paler colours too.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colour combination black and gold so elegant, love the striplet too must buy this one.
Lydia
X

Crafty Cruiser said...

I like black and gold combination and this card shows it off to perfection. It's gorgeous!
Doreen R

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
I like this black-gold version very much. It´s a wonderful card...
Rolf xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOWSER! Stunning, beautiful card. What's there not to like? Everything is fab - paticularly the peonies........
Hugs, Rose

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A really elegant and beautiful card, the colours work really well together. The peony dies are lovely and are on my wishlist. Thanks for all the inspiration,
Heather Treble

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the concept of this card, but the colours are a bit on the dark side for me.
Maybe I could try it in different colours. Thank you for your inspiration.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
I must admit I never thought that this die would look good this way, but it's gorgeous. I'll be having a play later on today I think as I have this die.
Thank you for the inspiration you give. Whenever I get stuck for ideas all I need to do is look at your and John's blogs and off I go again.
You are so talented.
Thanks again
Maggie

June Horrocks said...

A stunner for sure I love it the black is wonderful and the gold on the tips of the flowers brill!!!!! Love always June horrocks xxxxxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Very elegant card today so striking.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

I like it! This would be great for a bloke's card if you left off the flower but perfect for any occasion.

Thanks

Jan from NSW currently holidaying in cold, wet South Australia!

SHARICA said...

Lovely Card xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, LUSH!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Wow this is lovely. Very striking and something a bit different too.

Love Helen xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Well I think it's a great colour combination. Lovely.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Well I think it's a great colour combination. Lovely.

Lesley Thomas said...

I like the colour combo, but would work equally well in a lot of different combos, Sue. Love how the striplet nestles together in the corners, so I MUST try that. I've just ordered the Maiden hair fern dies, so looking forward to those arriving! They make a change from leafy accessories.

Tressa said...

A vey interesting colour combination which has produced an absolutely stunning card. I love it.

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue, my immediate impression was WOW a classy card! Love it loads!! Love, Ivy xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Very striking card, like the design and the beautiful peonies

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Zena McCalmont said...

Morning Sue
WOW, that's stunning. BLack and gold scream elegance. This one is great and I will be giving it a try.
Zena xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What an amazing creation you've given us today. Just love it. Like all the rest of your cards Sue this is stunning.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant with the gold and black.

Jacquie said...

Gorgeous Sue, very different but still gorgeous.

Love & hugs

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

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Top of the morning to you Sue and the lovely Wilsonettes,

Long time no see! I've had a super busy weekend and with one thing and another I've been unable to comment for a couple of days.
Back with avengance though and what a stunning card to be greeted with. Okay, so the dramatic, opulent tones of the black and gold may not be to everyone's taste but I disagree, I love the rich, bold contrast. The diamond and lace striplet is a little gem and I really must get the peonies dies because I could do with an alternative to the camellias. I feel that this would be an excellent card for any men in your life, I used the midnight snow on my brothers 40th birthday card and it is simply gorgeous in real life. Even if the black card isn't to your taste, this is a design that would work just as well with softer tones....it's a winner for me Sue!
Had many appointments over the past few days, plus a visit from my niece-we went to the Milk Barn, a farm shop and ice cream parlour on the Scottish Icecream Trail and then to the Caledonian Cheesecake Company so many thousands of calories later and I can feel my waistbands tightening as we speak. I even indulged in some cheesecake for breakfast yesterday:-)Yum!
I didn't get my tarty/sophisticated? Red nail polish on Friday, I opted for the classier option of pastel purple with a shimmer and some nail art using pastel tones of mica powder...even nail technicians craft embellishments to enhance their work, no diamond snow though but some lovely craft glitter!
I had a challenging night last night with my little 'angel' Darcey who decided to stay out until 6.30am! There I was at 1.30am, in my dressing gown, trying to cajole her inside with a saucer of prawns but to no avail. I now have bags under my eyes as heavy as the luggage carousel at an airport! And she has the cheek to look as fresh as a daisy!:-(
I think I might abandon the ironing until tomorrow and have a lazy day today with some cross stitch duties-it's my Mums 71st next month and I'll be lucky to finish it before Christmas! Stitching a photo of my cats is the most challenging process I have faced, I have 50 colour changes to contend with and I am wishing that they were black and white rather than tabbys!
Beth and Debs, hope you enjoy your breaks away, you will be missedxxx
Yvonne, great to hear that you are almost back in the land of the living, your cheek and banter had been sadly missedxxx
Molly, wish your Grandad the best of luck with his tests and start of his next batch of treatmentxxx
Hope you are continuing to enjoy your break Sue, look forward to the launch of Phase 2 of the Christmas diexxxx

Love and crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxxxxxx

Paula said...

A stunning card Sue! I really love it, especially the colours and I have everything needed to make it, so no excuse to go shopping today. :( Thank you for all the help and tuition you give us, I so appreciate it.
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

patwyn said...

Morning Sue,

I love the design of this card but not sure about the colours. A bit too dark for me. Flower and striplet are gorgeous.

Pat xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
What a totally beautiful card today, thank you.
I hope everyone has as good a day as they can.
Maureen xxx

Theresa Pace said...

definitely my kind of card. love the colour combo. the edging around the flower is very effective. wonder what gold pen you use? hugs xx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Beautiful card today Sue, I love the colour combinations, though I am not a lover of black, the way you have put the black in the centre,and again those striplet dies are really versatile.

Thanks for sharing....

Love n hugs Dorothy Macdonald

Julie Kay said...

Beautiful card Sue. Crafty Regards Julie kay xxx

Annie Pennington said...

I really like the colour combination. The black glitter looks so elegant.

Annie P xx

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue (just)!
It may not be to everyone's taste but I think it's magnificent. Incredibly sophisticated and opulent x

Well I haven't managed to go back and read any of the posts before yesterdays but after reading yesterdays and todays posts I feel really blessed. So nice that so many of you have taken the time to wish me well - it means a lot.
I am hoping that within a few days I will be back to my cheeky self putting forward my fabulous suggestions and offering my incredibly good advice - watch this space x

Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Jill Liddle said...

Love love love this card today. Looks very stylish with the black and gold colourways.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Wow love the flower on your fantastic card!
Hugs
Margaret corgi owner

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
what a classy card loving the flower

Hugs Sarah xxxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

This one is very opulent and I love you flower embellishment.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue.
What a georgeous offering today. It's stunning.
I love that cour combo :-) x

Dawn Holben said...

Gorgeous and elegant, really love this one and that flower is so stunning.
It just gives the card a very rich look, and I like the colour combo.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
.....who wouldn't love this card?.....it's gorgeous!!!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Like most Wilsonettes say,"Who wouldn't love this card?" Black and gold look so rich together and I love using these colours for my male cards and thankyou ones too. I will be using your idea for running a pen around my flowers from not on, especially around Christmas poinsettias. Thanks for your inspiration Sue. Love everything about today's card. Hugs xx Pauline A

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Wow, How opulent looking is this card? I love the construction of the Stacked Diamond Striplets, your Peony is gorgeous and the twinkle from the Ebony Ice is lovely. I think the colour combination is stunning, I bet you can guess I really like this card, lol. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue & everyone
Such a rich elegant card today Sue I love the colour combo but would work in so many colour ways. I haven't got that striplet but will try with one I have.
Love the flowers.
Love & Hugs foryou Sue & your Mom & family
Lynda Brock xxx

Beth & Deb hope your enjoying your holidays missing you both HUGs Lynda xxx

Sandrah Hope you have arrived safe enjoy yourselves HUGsLynda xxx

Big Hug s to all friends love Lynda xx

Hugs for everyone xx

Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone I think the card looks really nice with the gold boarders an the black glitter middle an I think it would look good in other colours. Nan might not comment today because she as gone with granddad to have the tests to see if he can have the new rounds of chemo on Wednesday its so funny my 2 little sisters grace an Lilly are trying to keep there fingers crossed till nan phones us an Lilly tried to cross her toes why she needed to use her hands to eat her breakfast. Thank you to everyone again for there kind words for granddad nan says you are all lovely people. Thank you Molly oxoxox

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE

WOW CARD, LOVE THAT FLOWER. VERY NEAT WAY TO USE STRIPLET
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Val W. said...

Hi Sue, I love how different todays card is.I will try to recreate!! x

Covgal said...

Love the gorgeous colour combo. Very rich looking card. Very nice. Thank you Sue x

Scottydog said...

Love the design but not sure about the colour combination! A very dramatic card, I usually go for pastel tones. Thanks For sharing Sue..

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue and crafty friends
just a quick comment today, beautiful beautiful cards from last couple of days Sue, yes I did mean to say it twice!!
Thank you so much to my friends for your good holiday wishes, we don't actually go till Thursday but got masses to do before then.
Special hugs for Yvonne G, glad your on the mend, Lorraine, Lynda B, Beth - enjoy your holiday, Molly and your Nan and granddad - hope everything goes well.
Will try to get online when I can ;-)
Love and blessings to you all - Deb C xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Very stylish and regal with this gold and black number - love it.
Lorraine

CraftyJo said...

Hmmm, you're right, not really my taste but I can see the appeal for some :)

Berina RGA said...

I love this color combination!! Beautiful die cuts !! The flower is gorgeous!

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Although i haven't up until now seen the need for this striplet to be on my most wanted list, after todays prize it has been entered at number 3 as it is just so versatile. A opulent looking card done in the gold and black Sue which would be great for our more stylish friends that don't have as much fun in them as others that we know or even for those pesky men that have me in tatters just trying to make something up suitable for them. Please can we have a section of making these pests cards as i don't suppose i am the only one that is at a loss trying to make something suitable that doesn't involve sparkles or flowers or bows.
Molly, i have my fingers and everything that i can cross crossed for your grandad as well sweetheart and i hope that your Nan and Grandad gets the news they are hoping for. Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers their way.
Well i have my little visitor with me who i see is going to be a proper boy as his eyes just lit up upon Lightening McQueen coming on the childrens channel, his wee eyes following the cars with his wee head going from side to side. I have been writting this since 12.45 with a few interuptions like feeding changing and trying to get a certain party to sleep so i will go now, have a great day everyone with love and hugs to all my angels that need, want or could just do with one
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a dramatic card for the start of the week! I love to colour combo and that flower is just stunning! xx

Meg said...

Very bold design Sue, not to my taste.

Love to all
Meg
xxxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

A very elegant and sophisticated card today in the black, gold, and milk card. I like your stacked Diamond Striplet die cut. I cut some diamonds out last week for a card and found this set to be easy to cut cleanly and beautiful. I am a happy crafter when that happens! Wishing all a fantastic week.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is indeed a very dramatic card and I love the way you make your striplets work for you. I am picturing it made in chocolate or chestnut brown instead of black but can also see it in pastel colours. It's a great design and I think it is up to the individual as to which colours they prefer to use.
Frances

barbara macaskill said...

G O R G E O U S ! ! ! I absolutely LOVE this color combination! Very dramatic and elegant!!! Truly magnificent! TFS!

Anonymous said...

To borrow a word you have been known to use, Sue, LUSH !! Like the dark influence a lot and would have gone a step further and used black pearls. Clever use of the striplet and the flower and leaves somewhat decadent. Definitely a thumbs up from me!
Yvonne G - sounds as though you are starting to improve, back to normal soon - hopefully.
Deb C - happy holiday when it comes!
Molly, your nan is a wise lady, wait for the reviews to come through for the TODO - it's an awful lot of money just to get foil embossing as an extra, clever though it is. Hope all goes well for your granddad.

'P' in Wales

Jean said...

Another beautiful work of art!

Lesley Cann said...

As you said it might not be for everyone and the dark colours are not really for me. Think the design would be fine in another colour combination.

Diane said...

Hi Sue this really is a beautiful card today and I love the rich colours you have used. It took me a few minutes to register it was a striplet die, I thought you had cut out lots of squares at first glans! Thank you for sharing, this really is a beauty.
Take care love Diane G xxx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
WOW! black and gold so rich and opulent, especially the gold pen round the edges of the flowers....LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The card is stunning although the dark colours are not for me.
I would use different colors and I am sure it would look just as beautiful.
Regards,
Evis M.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I started to do this hours ago! It's been one of those days!
I think the card is stunning - really opulent as had been said already. I don't have this striplet either but like Norah I feel it climbing up the list!
Enjoy by sitting Norah!
Molly thinking of you and Grandad and Grandma too. I've got my fingers crossed for good news too!
Sandra - Bon Voyage - you are doing well so far .
Love to all,
Myra xxx

Jane Franklin said...

Very plush looking card. Perhaps not my favourite colours but maybe a different combination. I will have to experiment. Jxxx

KVencel said...

Sue, I love the contrast of the milk, black & gold! Beautiful!

Susan White said...

Such a dramatic card, and I really do love that maidenhead fern die - going to the top of my wish list!! Susan x

Laura O said...

great card Sue ,black and gold so lovely ,Laura O

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and I quite like the colour choice.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I really like the colours of this card and the striplet dies are great.

Regards
Joan from Newcastle

Brooke Bont said...

a very different card in color but dramatic

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Absolutely stunning and very elegant and opulent looking. Love this upmarket and elegant colour combo that combined with the fab die gives it a definite wow factor.

terrie said...

The black and gold plays very well with each other..great color combo...
well done Sue

Eunice said...

I really love this card!!!! I could see myself using this card quite a bit for up coming events!! Thanks for the great card Sue.

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, beautifully elegant and opulent looking card today. Black and gold... sumptuous! Hugs, Karen x

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

Well I do like the colour combination and using the striplet die in this way is fantastic.

I would be delighted to receive such a card.

Lol Barbara W

Jackie Meechan said...

Sue, I think this is gorgeous. The black is very bold but it works for me.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Jackie Meechan said...

Sue, I think this is gorgeous. The black is very bold but it works for me.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Jackie Meechan said...

Sue, I think this is gorgeous. The black is very bold but it works for me.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Jackie Durrant said...

Hallo Sue a very bold card today but the black and gold work so well together and the ebony ice lifts the black card as well love from Jackie xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, I am so glad you posted this card, it may not be to some peoples tastes, but there are those people in our lives, who far and away suit dramatic colour combos. I love both black and gold and black and silver, so thank you for the inspiration yet again. Great use of the striplet die. Take care. Bx

Karen Drew said...

I think the colours work really well. I like it a lot. The striplet dies are so versatile
Luv
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Well your card is definately to my taste x its absolutely stunning x the colours are quite art deco to me which I love as izzy said like like like ! I'm a fan of the parrot too ! Thankyou sue for sharing x
Yvonne glad your getting there x miss you x
Molly you did make me smile telling us about your sisters xxx
Lorraine your sweet treats sound delicious x maybe try the cheesecake instead of prawns next time it may work xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue, this card is so striking - I love it the diamond striplet definitely has my name on it x x x

liz spooner said...

Very nice card today Sue, I have so many things going through my head that I have to try.xx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, so dramatic.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone
A gorgeous card Sue, might a bit to dark
but can see it in another lighter colour tone.

To everyone off at last on their holidays,
have some lovely time away x
To everyone going through treatments and in
pain ,gentle hugs to you all x
Love to hear how our little ones are doing,
the Little Harry's, Leo, Cole, Skylar, Sarah
and all.x
Pat- how is Robbie doing today ? Hope he is improving x

To all Wisonette's and friends, Take care

hugs Maria x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
a stunningly superb card today.
I love the black, and gold, and the design is ace as usual.
I think I might very much neeeeeeeeeeeeeed that wonderful die. LOL.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Julie Elli said...

This is definitely to my taste Sue!
The gold work reminds me of vintage lace. Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
Big hug
Julie E

Angela (UK) said...

Love this card Sue, such a clever combination :) Angela (UK)

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
WOW such an Opulent card, just love it.
But I can see this card in pale colours, it would also work so well. And look equally rich and tasteful.
Love and Hugs Brenda xxx

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terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Just gorgeous!

Littlelamb said...

Love today's card Sue

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful rich dramatic gorgeousness. Love it.

Izzy, what advert? I live in Germany and haven't seen any parrots Lol. Xx

Molly you are a gem. I've got everything crossed including my toes. Big hugs for your Grandaddy.

Lorraine I would have come running for a bowl of prawns!!!

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card today you are so inspirational
Theresa G

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Sorry its a late on but had to stop by and aay how much I love this. Like Norah and Myra this die has jumped several place up my list of late too.

Almost worth seeing double if you're looking at a card like this!!! Have so say it again, what a beautiful card.

Molly, i hope with all my heart Nanna and grandad got the news they wanted today xxx

Yvonne, hope you're getting there xxx

Hugs to Sue, Mom and all Wilsonettes, wishing a wonderful Tuesday to you all tomorrow,

T xxx

melody said...

Hi sue, fantastic card your flowers always look so beautiful I think this card would look good in lots of other colour ways as well. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Again I would just like to thank all you ladies that keep talking to my little Molly, she is over the moon with the fact you even read what she as to say, she writes everyone of your comments down an reads them to me an my husband Francis lol an anyone who will listen to her. An I also thank you for all the kind wishes you send to my husband. I will let Molly tell you the news I know she can't wait all I will say is all the finger crossing didn't hurt. Thank you all so much xXx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, what a spectacular card! So elegant! I am a brand-new follower! I came here from America's blog. I am sad to say I have not had the opportunity to try your dies yet so I am excited to see your beautiful creations!

Sandy H said...

Lovely design. I'm picturing this in different colours as I don't tend to use black on my cards.
I'll be back later to read the comments as I'm trying to catch up with the videos I've missed.
Take care everyone.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, beautiful dies,
Die B. xx

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, sorry this is avert late post but been very very hectic!! Love everything about this card and have this die :-), but not had time to play with it yet. I have no excuse now that you have designed this beautiful card, thank you so much. Hope you are relaxing and enjoying your time with Mom. Hugs to all, Linda.

TDQ Karen said...

I love the format of this card but would prefer lighter colours for most occasions, though I know several friends who would love to receive it in these opulent colours. xxx

America said...

Absolutely LOVE the sparkle under the Gold Black and Creams combo. Wonderful layered striplet frame. Those lovely peonies touched with golden edges are stunning too! Fab

Love2papercraft said...

Very striking. I love everything about it! I'll have to figure out how to get my hands on that striplet die. I'm very pleased that I already have the peony & the maidenhair. I'm crazy about the color combo used and I can also see that it would be lovely in various colors. My first go at it would definitely be the black and gold tho. It just looks so rich & lush!
Rebecca in Colorado

hazel said...

Hi Sue
What a striking card . LOve everything about it.I have all these dies but would never of thought on using them like this
Take care
Hazel G XX

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card love the black and gold.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry
xxx

Lesley Griffiths said...

Well I for one love this colour combination. Those pesky cards for men spring to mind.
Happy Days
Lesley

Darlene4527 said...

Beautiful colour combo! Very pretty card!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Very clever use of the striplet die and I love the gold and black combination - so striking.
Lorraine from Norwich

gailgale said...

Love this card.
So stunning.
I love the tipped flowers.
How did you tip them like that.
Simply beautiful!!!!!!