Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Debossed Peace Card

Hello crafters!  I have a really easy card to share with you today that I think is perfect for either a male or female recipient as well!  It can easily be spruced up with a floral element if you like too, so making it very versatile.

The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x 9" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue. Very lovely.
Melody my heart goes out to you and your family. You are such a brave and loving woman, your precious Molly is just like you. I pray that whatever choice you and Francis make, will be the right one for you all. My prayers are with you.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card will watch video later.
Nancyd xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Just beautiful the sentiment says it all
Happy crafting
Love and hugs for all
Live Tina x x x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today as always
Pat x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant card with the sentiment saying it all. Will watch video later. Yvonne xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
I shall watch the video later.
Take care Kitty.

Jan.moogie said...

Simply elegant today Sue, will enjoy the video later. Have a great day, hugs xxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
what a beautiful card today I will watch the video later today thank you tracyw

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Simple but elegant card today.Thank you

Julie Elli said...

Morning all!
Thanks for yet more inspiration Sue!
My favourite part of today's card is the herringbone border!
Really useful! Card.
Big hug
Julie E

auscrafts said...

Another lovely card ,think I'm going to have to get that embossing folder

hollyberry said...

Beautiful and elegant card.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love todays card, such a striking colour combo. Have a great day. Bx

TDQ Karen said...

Striking card with bold colours love the striped background mat and lovely to dress it up in different ways

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful card with lots of lovely embossed details, the lacquer is a great addition and one I must remember to use myself. Thank you for the tutorial.x

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A really elegant card and will work well for the men.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi there Sue, hope you feel refreshed, and that the party on Sunday was the perfect end to your weekend - is there no end to your step daughter 's talent !
As you mentioned in your intro for today's card, this is perfect for those awkward male cards but can be equally dressed up for our girlfriends and female relie's. I use to dread making a batch of male cards for market and I have to make enough of them to allow for taste and choice and every card has to be different (stating the obvious ) so I make at least 20+ but since you've released your new festive dies, they have given me the tools to make 'male' type cards without the panic and anxiety I use to feel leading up to filling my male card market basket, so thank you so much for taking the strain for me and off me too : )
I must say that I love the way you have colour co-ordinated your white, black, and gold top to go with your white, black, and gold card today : )
Have a lovely day whatever your plans are for today Sue.
Love and hugs to you and my friends that pop in today - you know who you are xxx
Lancashire Steph xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, I have the embossing folder you have used, but when I used it my
Piece of card was buckled, will watch video later to see how you do yours.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Karen Derbyshire said...

Love the choice of colours. A beautiful card Sue.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the clean look of this card. Sometimes less is more they say!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, thank you for sharing your lovely ideas. I found your blog a few days ago (not finished to see all;). Your cards are all so amazing. Keep up your beautiful work! But I also would like to see some smaller cards. Here in Germany, we mostly send smaller cards like A6. Could you eventually make such a sample one day? Best wishes Lydia

hazel young said...

Lovely card and sentiment xx hazel

Lizzybea said...

Another beautiful card .love the colour combination.
Liz xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love the design and the dies are stunning. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another gorgeous card today, I love the 'peace' word on this, I use mine quite a lot, it means so much and I only wished that the world would be at peace with each other, but alas it is not to be. I will watch the video when hubby gets up, am looking forward to that.

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

Anonymous said...

What an elegant card, Sue, love the colour choice and always like using the scored EF - gives a great background, especially with your X Factor tip to keep it flat! Thanks for another great video.
Melody - such a cruel choice for Francis to have to make. Thoughts are with you all, just try to get some sleep as guess all the family rely on your strength. Big hugs.

'P' in Wales

anne mather said...

hi Sue
Great card today. This embossing folder can sometimes present a problem but as you have said before - it needs stickingdown on the diagonal as well as the edges.
Love the colour combination and the gloss finish - as everyone is realising - a great man card! Yeh!1
Thanks Sue - it's another stunner.
Anne M xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, another stunner!!! I agree it could
be used for both male or female!!! Thanks for the tips
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another lovely card, and as many said suitable for a man. They are hard to make cards for.

Have a lovely day

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, I so love the debossing on this die, so beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue I've not as yet tried grouting onto debosss side, however, I am going to give it a try. You had made lots of beautiful cards using this method. Love today's card Sue x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue , Lovely card I love the embossing folder . love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. You said this is a simple card but as everyone has said its beautiful, classy and elegant. The e/b folder is perfect for this card and your choice of colours is lovely but i can see it been made in many different colour ways just for the men and then to jazz it up for the females. Thanks for another hints and tips pact video.
Take care everyone and thinking of you and your family at this difficult time melody.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

A Happercrafter6 said...

A versatile card, as you say to dress up or down. Thanks for the idea.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card. Peace is just a lovely sentiment it conveys so much.

Love Rosemarie xx

nattyboots said...

Lovely card sue .
Elaine H X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Not a 100% on this one I'm afraid and I don't know why! It might be the colours as I do like all of the elements. I'll keep looking at it and it will probably grow on me.
Melody, I'm so sorry, not a very nice position to be in and my heart goes out to you and Francis ( and Molly) . I know exactly how you are feeling as it is very similar to what we went through with my aunt, but at least she was 89. You must try to get some rest though and look after yourself as Francis will only worry about you on top of everything else. We all understand if you are not up to leaving a comment, but do know that we are all here for you all and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Have as good a day as possible everyone. Love and hugs to you all, Alison xxxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue and as you say great for guys too,
Have a great day,

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I agree that this is a neutral card with just enough detail to satisfy us girlies.
Gave a good day.
Ang x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
What a very simple gift today. Simple but so so effective and beautiful. Definitely in the file of 'less is more' and one which can be created in batch form just ready to be personalised when necessary or not depending on the recipient.

I love your efolder. It is the first 8x8 folder I bought and has saved me hours and hours of having sit and put in the lines. I cannot thank you enough for this folder. If anyone hasn't bought it yet please do so as it can stop anyone from going crazy having to get the needed affect by hand (but as we crafters are already crazy then it just saves you hours)lol.

It's my Knit and Natter afternoon and thankfully not my turn to provide the card to be made. Looking forward to catching up with some of my crafting friends.

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

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies,
This card says it all "Peace", what more could anyone want?
Melody, thinking and praying for you and your family.
Have as good a day as you can ladies, love to you all.
Maureen xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, I love the debossing. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Anne said...

I bought this embossing folder at Ally Pally so this will inspire me to use it. A very useful neutral design.

Anne (Northampton)

TOB said...

Hi Sue, great card, love the video as always. Like the gloss to bring out the debossing.
Hope all went well at the market STEPH, and that you are taking some time to rest.
Hugs Theresa xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Lovely card and great video, I love the tip about the cross on the back of the embossed card I thought it was only me that had a wavy card lol!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Melody X
Hugs x
Heather T

Chris Curry said...

Another elegant cards Sue, thank you. Xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely to see such a neutral design. Look forward to watching the video.
Rosemary xx

Sylvia Yates said...

Hi Sue a super card today. Love the colours are and the simplicity. Definitely one for the men. Why do we find them so hard to cater for? Have a good day ladies hugs from Sylvia xx

Jane Franklin said...

Love this card and eye catching centre, the glaze makes such a difference. Have watched the video and like the tip about the Ef. One to remember.
Thoughts and prayers for those who are suffering. Jxxx

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Lovely card Sue of to watch the video have a good day
Luv Rach :)

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, I do have this embossing folder but not used it yet, Love Jean xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, a rather cloudy start to the day, I hope it clears up and is as beautiful as it was yesterday but I wont hold my breathe.
A beautiful card and I cant wait to watch the video, thanks for showing us some of your secrets. hugs Shirleyxxxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I watched the Video first today!
I have the Embossing Folder, but sometimes with Christmas on the Horizon it has been forgotten....so I must away and get it out lol!
Lovely elegant card Sue and using lacquer on the middle Die makes such a difference!
Thank you for the tip about taping to stop the wavy E/F middle !
Take care
Love Marg

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card for those awkward men!

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, I'll watch the video later, from the comments it sounds like there are some top tips as usual.
B xx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card, waiting for my die to arrive then I can play

hettygarlick said...

A wonderful, elegant card, and, as you say Sue, equally suitable for a man or a woman. Gold and black is so classy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a great card which can be made for any occasion too. Am loving the stacked sentiments and also the lacquer effect too, a very easy technique which really helps make the card stand out. Thank you for all your tips, best wishes

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card I love the way you have used the dies and your design is wonderful

Debs A xxx

Scottydog said...

A lovely simple card, ideal for someone you want to send Christmas greetings to, but you know it will be a sad time for them. Will watch video shortly, thank you Sue.
Melody, Francis & Molly and all your family my heart goes out to you. Forever in my thoughts & prayers. Xxx

Ruth Kidd said...

Good morning Sue. Such an elegant card again today. Perfect timing, as I received my debossed snowflake die set yesterday. After your demo at the weekend I have been playing with shaving foam backgrounds, so I think I will try usinh the debossed frame on top of some of those. (I was a bit over-enthusiastic with the ink, so have plenty of samples to experiment with!)
Have a good day all,
Ruth x

Linda28 said...

Beautiful card, I love the simplicity of this one and have everything to make it except the embossing folder:( thanks for the tips Sue, they come in so handy. Hugs to all, Linda.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card, just right for a man or lady that does not like fussy cards.
Have a good day.

Love2papercraft said...

Hello Sue & WW!
Today's card is so nice & elegant. After watching your video, it does look like an easy process (but with results that say otherwise). However what you make look easy and how it really happens for me often don't line up! Lol. Actually it's more an issue of my lack of speed than it is difficulty level. :) I still don't have the debossed snowflake, but wish I did. I even think one of our local stores had it early on and I opted for the Festive snowflake background instead as I didn't fully understand the potential of the debossed piece (or of having multiple or all pieces in a collection). Silly me! Now I know, if it's Sue Wilson, just buy it! Sue will show me what to do! Inevitably, you'll demo it and I'll want it. I guess it's a good thing for my bank account local stores don't carry more S.W.! I also noticed how nicely your top matched the colors in the card, made me smile.
Thank you Diane (or should I say 'Dainty' :) for all the clarifications. It sounds like your "kraft" color and ours is one in the same. After reading your description, I think my iPad did the taupe color justice after all. Even if it didn't, the card was beautiful!
I do know what Dancing With the Stars is, just don't happen to watch it. I'm sure I would like it as a lot of my friends do (especially with all the peachy bottoms Laine keeps extolling - and here I thought they all watched it for the actual dancing :-) Laine, given your area's climate, are you sure your Mum's perpetual hot flashes aren't due to watching Strictly? ;-) btw, congrats on getting the cards done for your uncle! I still haven't come up with a plan for my husband's or uncle's bday cards, let alone put dies or adhesive to paper :( whatever I end up doing, I'm sure the inspiration will have come from Sue.
Diane, as u said, it's so nice that we have all been brought together from around the world for our love of craft (thank you Sue!). It has allowed each of us to expand our own little world beyond our physical boundaries. We have the opportunity to learn, laugh, even grieve (sounds like a friendship of sorts to me :) with people we likely would not otherwise know. In that spirit, heartfelt hugs to all, especially Melody & family.
Rebecca in Colorado

Kate's Cards said...


granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely simple, yet elegant card. SueL x

SueJ said...

Enjoyed watching the video Sue. The card is lovely and very elegant.

Tressa said...

I like the embossed background on this one, it seems tailor-made for more masculine cards. Another fine card. Thank you Sue

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Paula said...

Lovely card Sue, and very suitable for male cards. :)
Paula x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful and elegant, with one of my favourite colour combo. It's gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

sandy acland said...

Simple but very pretty.

Sandy (tort)

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty crew

Love this one it's so pretty. Loved all ur shows I've just finished catching up yesterday so many great hints and tips.

Night shift went well last night except for me having to go home 2 hrs early due to my ibs kicking in thru me blooming stressing about my final results on Thursday. I'd been in loo most of yesterday with the dreaded D and then the cramps kicked in at midnight OMG I'd not had an attack of cramps so bad before I was almost doubled over I couldn't breathe!!
I've never drove home as quick to get my colpermin tablets in all my life. That was at 5 this morning. Now I'm wide awake again still in agony.

Melody thinking of u and your family my heart goes out you

Love to all and hugs too if required xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card really like the de boss effect.

Hugs to all (Big gentle ones for Tracy )

Annx without an "e"

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Just watched your video,it's very good and you make it seem achievable,
A really lovely elegant card
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Rainey's Craft Room said...

An elegant and beautiful card Sue thanks.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, great video, I loved the card and sentiment, but not sure I would use black as such a predominant colour

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant in the white, black and gold. Thanks for the video.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and love the corner dies and the embossed frame.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Muriel Kelly said...

Help Sue and all
lovely card today, love the EF, will watch the video later - still on school holiday grandma duty and loving it
Muriel x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, just watched the video, thank you for giving me some inspiration to start
my Christmas cards, don't have a lot to make as I only give hand made cards to family.
Have a good day everyone, Jess xxxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a great card today and as you say can be left simple or added to in abundance! The tips on the video for embossing folders and embossing are valuable - think I might put them inside the package of the die and folder so I don't forget! Thank you. Love my small plates too, so useful. Enjoy your day. Love Diane G xxxx

Melody I can only imagine what you are going through, what awful choices you have got to make, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and Frances and Molly xxxxx

Rebecca so glad I could help! Enjoy watching that peachy bottom! ( by the way I'm as dainty as an elephant - what is Maureen like! ) xxxx

Lynda I hope you enjoyed your 30th anniversary celebrations yesterday xxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful but looks simple to do. This is what we need sometimes.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really lovely versatile card
Doreen R

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card which is beautiful as it is or can be added to suit. I love these type of cards. I will have to watch the video later as we have another busy day!
I hope you are not as busy today Sue. Hugs to everyone. Take care xx
Melody, my heart goes out to you and Francis and the rest of the family at this awful time. Sending my love and hugs with an extra special one for our dear Molly x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very informative video. My Deboss Snowflake should arrive today and then I will have everything except the embossing folder to help me make a beautiful card.

Melody - I echo everything that Pam said first thing this morning.

Tracy - sorry your IBS kicked in, just what you could do without. My friend has, and my mum had, IBS so I have some idea of your suffering. Fingers crossed for Thursday.

Linda N – so sorry I missed your anniversary, belated congratulations and I’m glad you had a lovely day.


Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
Stunning. An absolute work of art. The colour looks beautiful and I am looking forward to watching the video a bit later as I am sure there are some hidden gems in there to fill me with inspiration as always.
I loved yesterdays card as well. It was 'busier' than usual but that meant every time I looked at it I saw something I hadn't noticed before. I don't think there has ever been any of your cards I haven't liked - and that is why I am your favourite stalker/fan! Lol x
Apologies for the lack of comment yesterday. I was later than usual commenting and I do not know what I did but meant to click publish but whatever I did my comment disappeared. I was very frustrated as you know I am not a woman of few words. Anyway, onwards and upwards. Fingers crossed I don't muck it up this time x
Melody - I so feel for you. 50 is such a young age and one would never expect to have to make such a decision. When things like this happen we find ourselves questioning why and very rarely find any answers. Trying to make sense of such an unjust situation is hopeless. Life is such a precious gift and we only appreciate this when such situations are thrown in our direction. Please try and get some sleep - although this is so much easier said than done. I am sending love and warm hugs to all of you. I will be thinking of you and pray that whichever choice Frances makes is the best one for him and all of you. Look after yourself. With much love x
We never know in which direction our lives and the lives of our loved ones is going to go. Something we often hear is live for the moment and take every day one step at a time. Why save that best dress with the price label still on it for a special occasion? If you want to do the housework in a cocktail dress then why not? You never know what tomorrow will bring. I lost my partner 4 years ago. It was completely unexpected and he was only 49. Life is too short to 'save things for best'.
Take care everyone
Crafty hugs

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, one that could be easily adapted to a non Christmas card which makes it so useful.


Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! Beautiful card and great video Sue...I'm in love with that embossing folder!!!!!

Melody, my heart goes out to you and Francis and Molly. I can't imagine your pain. Sending lots of hugs!

Tracy, praying for good results on Thursday.

Yvonne, I have to agree with you. Live for today, we just don't know what tomorrow will bring. Now I must go and put on that cocktail dress to make some cards and clean out my kitchen cabinets.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

ursula said...

Great idea Sue, a beautiful card...thanks for sharing with us....luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Always so happy to see ideas for masculine cards...I really struggle with them...only thing harder are sympathy cards. TFS such a nice card. Jan D., Florida, USA

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and one that could be adapted for other occasions with a different

Lorraine Freeman said...

A card full of great techniques, thanks Sue for sharing

Jean said...

Another simply stunning card!

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I think the thing I like best about this card is the shadow behind Peace. I've tried it but can't seem to get it just right. Still, it's a good excuse to keep practising lol. Can I say a big hello to Lillian in Cornwall, it's lovely to see someone else from this part of the country :)
Bejay x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Great video Sue! Debra x

Meg said...

Nice card Sue.


Pearl said...

Beautiful card today Sue and the video was just great.

Thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

patwyn said...

Another great card, Sue. I must get the EF, I love it! I also like the double layer sentiments, It really makes them pop.

Melody: what a dreadful choice you and Francis have to make. My heart goes out to you and your family. Xx

Tracey: so sorry you are in such pain. My OH suffers with IBS so I have some idea of what you are going through by seeing his pain when he has an attack. Take care. Xx

Pat xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Another stunning card today. Like the idea of a de bossed side. Hugs to all in need of one today. Hopefully I'll be able to watch the video later. Mind you I have a lot of recording to catch up on as well. I'm beginning to think I need mopey own recorder of the television in the vack room.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Will watch video later and catch up on any new ones on youtube.

Dawn Holben said...

A beautiful and very elegant card, I love the dies they are just so pretty.

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Very elegant
Zena x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Sorry I missed yesterday but I am not at home just now. It makes it tricky sometimes!
Yesterday's card was lovely as is today's but I can't watch the video as it keeps freezing here!
I'm so sorry. Missed all the Hochanda Shows too. Just poor timing on my part!
Melody - I can't imagine what you re going through just now and my heart goes out to you! You are in my thoughts and prayers and I'm sure the right decision will be reached for everyone. Special thoughts to our dear Molly! Look after yourself too as Francis will worry about you. I will pray that you get some sleep too.
Lots of love to everyone,
Myra xxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and great video with such helpful tips
Special thoughts and gentle hugs for you Melody, Molly and all the family

Hugs and best wishes everyone

barbara macaskill said...

Very pretty! I love that you can leave it simple or add embellishments to it to "dress it up"! TFS!

Lesley Cann said...

Have just watched the video of this lovely elegant card. Found the tip about sticking the embossing folder very useful as I have that one so now it will be easy to use.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful card today. I like how the Glossy Accents show up on the debossed die cut. Thank you ever so much for the video. You are one terrific lady!

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Ooooooo this is sooooo elegant Sue, just beautiful with the black, gold and cream card together. I love the embossing folder, such a stunning background.....and "thank you" for the tip of how to keep it down! I love the Glossy Accents on the die cut.....it's shiny...(again! lol!) x Beautiful, beautiful card Sue. Great video as always and wow, amazing that the colours you have used, match your top.... which is lovely by the way and it really suits you. (Hope you don't mind me saying)Hope you're having a bit of a rest now.....Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need. Thinking of you Melody, Molly, nan and family xx Love Karen xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

Happy Crafting !!! :) X X

magpie said...

Hi Yvonne, our wonderful Wilsonette, Norah, gave us the tip of clicking your mouse at the bottom of your comment and slide/drag up to the beginning of your sentence so the colour blue reaches to the start of your comment. Keep on the blue and then right click your mouse/ arrow on the blue, this should bring up cut or copy, press copy. Click outside the comment box and it will turn white. Go on publish your comment and click. If it doesn't go, go back on the Leave your Comment box, right click on paste and it should come back again xx Love Karen xx hope you can understand it........

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I love the simplicity of this one, which is,,as you say, for a man or woman.

terrie said...

Very nice card...I like all of the texture on the card....tfs
Well done Sue

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Another less is more card as far as I'm concerned, lovely. I have most of the items you have used so it will be one to copy. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Hi Sue

This one is right up my street. Has an air of simplicity and class about it. Not usually a sentiment that I would use, but can see how this can be swapped out with another one to suit. That being said this is beautiful..

Sandra LENDON said...

Sue I think everything you do is out of this world,this card is beutiful once again,I went straight out to buy it,lots of Love Sandy N L

Txcowgirl said...

Beautiful design Sue. I love the embossing folder also with all the detailed lines. This is a very elegant card.

Dear Tracy, so sorry you are suffering with IBS, been there also, to the point of hospitalization and bleeding colon. Terrible pain, rather go through childbirth any day. After years of this, I finally found a physician, an allergy specialist, who took the time to really find some help for me. I know each of us are different, and what helped me may not help you, but if it could alleviate any of your pain, it would be a sin for me not to share. This is all "over the counter", no prescription needed, here in the USA, at least. I think we are even more regulated here than in England, from what I've been told. Anyway, back to the subject. This doctor felt IBS was an inflammation caused by the body reacting with histamine (sort of like your nose does when irritated by something you're allergic too). So, he had me try two antihistamines, one was loratadine, like Claritin an allergy tablet. The other, cimetidine, like Tagamet, this was used for ulcers, but he explained it is a histamine blocker 2, for the gut. After my insides calmed down (about a week or two on this routine), he recommended a good probiotic daily. This for me was life changing. So if ever my symptoms flare up, such as when I have a lot of stress, I return to this combination for a few days. Like I said this may not help in your situation, we are all different, but it could. I hope these are "over the counter" meds for you.

Sorry all to get off Sue's wonderful creations. I didn't know how else to share with Tracy.

Wendy L said...

So beautiful Sue, xxxx

sunshinepen said...

Very nice card. Been trying to sort out a card for my grandson today but nothing has come to mind. Maybe something similar to this card. Will try again tomorrow. Sometimes one gets a " block "

Crafty hugs Pen x

Susi in Cyprus said...

Always enjoy the video tutorials! A versatile card which could be changed to suit different occasions.

Melody, what a cruel position you're in. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Take care everyone
Susi in Cyprus

liz spooner said...

Lovely card today Sue simple and stylish.xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

soo beautifulll Sue
Gr Karin

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Another lovely card

Laura O said...

great card love the colour scheme ,Laura O

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening Sue and the lovely Wilsonettes,

I especially relish video demo days at this time of year, so many cards to do and so little time so I really appreciate all of your fabulous hints and tips ...not to mention that I will never be in danger of losing my mojo with the steady flow of inspiration you gift us with on a daily basis.
You provide us with the tools to create fabulous cards for both sexes, challenge us with new techniques and keep our own creative juices flowing. Today's beautiful example would be the perfect choice for the difficult to please amongst us ie men! I simply adore the Debossed snowflake, it was one of my first purchases upon the new release, it is particularly stunning when the beautiful detailing is highlighted with some gilding wax. I also remember the days when I would spend hours labouriously scoring lines to create the same effect as your gorgeous EF does in seconds...thank The Lord for technical advances:-)
What a gorgeous day today, the weather is glorious at the moment, a little bottle of Rebecca's sunshine has finally arrived and Brodie took full advantage! We were trying to squeeze in a bath, cleaning said bathroom, hoovering and steaming the oak floors, accepting a supermarket delivery then putting it away, all before rushing off to a doctors appointment when Brodie decided to take this moment to display his full escapism repertoire....we had secured him inside Mums bedroom whilst the delivery arrived safe in the knowledge that he couldn't escape..Ha!Think again!...he somehow managed to put his full body weight on the handle whilst pressing it down thus opening the door and running for freedom. we spent the next two hours trying to coax him home before we had to leave for our appointment. I decided threats, begging, pleading and crying was having no effect whatsoever on him so my only option would be to let him take me for a walk until he became tired out in the sunshine. I was patience personified, following, much to his glee...the only thing missing was my lead!..until he eventually flopped down and let me pick him up and carry him home 15 mins before our taxi arrived. Phew!
Life may not always offer us the best of hands but you really have to make the most of what you have when you have it- it's not until something we cherish or even take for granted is placed in jeopardy that we realise just how fortunate we have been. I've always been a glass half full kind of gal, choosing to find the positives of a situation rather than the drawbacks. Whilst things have often gone pear shaped I have learned a valuable lesson along the way that life is essentially very fragile and it is there to enjoy now, not tomorrow or next week. Yvonne was so right, wear that glitzy dress to the supermarket, don't save it for another day. I've came perilously close to death a few times and it has made me determined to make the most of what I have, not mourn what I have lost. It's a hard lesson to learn concerning our own physical limitations, even more so the hurdles faced by our loved ones. Family and friends are precious and often we would rather be hurt than watch them suffer, the hardest thing is to feel helpless. It is with this in mind that my thoughts and prayers are with Melody, Francis and Molly who have more than their fair share of heartache lately. I'm sorry if I am waffling on a bit but my uncles prognosis is very bleak and I know what it feels like to be think that you are redundant and useless. What this blog has taught me though, is that we are never alone in our struggles and for that I am grateful.
Sorry for my sombre mood, I hope that I haven't depressed anyonexxxx

Crafty hugs,


Theresa Pace said...

great use of lacquer. ideal as a male card as not frilly, hugs xx

Agnes Osborne said...

Elegantly simple but with a huge impact! Can't wait to complete all you die collection...it might take a long time but I'll work hard for it. Thanks for all your hard work and fab ideas! Hope you're well
Lots of love,
Aggie xoxox

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful elegant card, Your right it would suit a male which i find so hard to make for men
Take care
Hazel G XX

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
Beautiful card! Like the EF but so many had problems
with it so wasn't sure, now maybe.

My thought are with you all ,Melody and family x
Tracy- my thoughts are with you every day x
Lorraine- love you Brodie stories x
Miss you Beth and your 4 paws and Lynne M, are you
alright ?really miss the antics with Tilly and Cully x

hugs to all, Maria x

nannapat said...

Lovely card Sue. Clean and simple and very elegant. Pat x

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & friends
I love Todays card & as you say suitable for male or female
I love the Dboss & the colours are lovely.
Love & Hug's Lynda BrockXx

I Emaild
Lynne M she is having trouble with her eyes dew to her diabetes.
She is attending hospital so hopefully they can treat her condition.
sending you Hug's Lynne xxxx.

Sending Hug's for Melody & Frances & Speical Hug for Molly xx

Hug's for all my friends xxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

PEACE - Says it all doesn't it, that's what everyone wishes for. This card would be perfect for everyone.
Love the EF and all of the dies. AND another brilliant Video.
Are we lucky or are we lucky?

Thank you, Love Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great card.
Thank you for the demo.
Veronique L

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card again Sue. Haven't had a chance yo watch the video yet as out all day. Will watch tomorrow

Eunice said...

Beautiful card Sue, such a nice touch to any thing is the lacquered surface.

melody said...

Beautiful card as always sue.xxxXxxx

Thank you all for your kind thoughts I just feel a little lost right now I can't stand the waiting yet I don't want to hear the news.Take Care Melody xxxXxx

Linda Norris said...

Thank you Frances xx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Melody
I'm still very new to this blog but I have been following yours and Molly's story. My heart heart goes out to you and your family, I once read that for your guardian angel or any angels to help you all you have to do is ask. So Melody I have asked for all the healing angels to be sent your way and I pray that you get some good news soon.
Linda xx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,
I know I'm very late with this but what a beautiful card and yet again another great video.
Thanks for sharing
Linda xx

Susan White said...

Hi Sue - I love the way that you've made the stripey background on this one - would be great as a background for a man's card as it's textural but not floral or glittery. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card


KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful and elegant!

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card, I would love to get a card like this it would mean a lot,
And It would go in a frame as well and come out every year...crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

America said...

That shimmery gold with the white and dark gray are elegant and striking. LOVE this frameable design.

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