Sunday, 11 October 2015

Not Older, Just Better

Good Sunday morning all!  I have a white and white card for you today!  I had a bit of leftover from another card I made so I decided to use it here and that is the Mother of Pearl Caught in Crystal background.  In case you missed the technique, it is just a clear acetate sheet, the drizzled with Cosmic Lacquer and dusted with Pearlescent mica powder.  Move it around the acetate with your finger so it covers the entire background, then place a scrunched up piece of white tissue paper over it and set it aside to dry.  Once dry, cut it to size and use it showing the acetate side to the front.  I cut a Portuguese Background in white and placed the acetate behind it to show through the cut out areas.  I hand cut a thin border to go around it using the die itself to cut around.  I raised the border for dimension.  I made several flowers from the Perfect Peonies and glittered them with Diamond Sprinkles.  I added some Mosaic Leaves as accents.  I cut a Majestic Monarch and added pearls to the body and attached it in the opposite corner.  I stamped my sentiment in black on another piece of white card and added the entire background above it.  The card was finished with a simple white pierced mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.

Now for the weekly comment game winners.  They are:

Heather Wilmer!!!
Hilary Bunker!!!
Leonore Burden!!!

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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164 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, it's lovely.
Congratulations to comment winners.
My special hugs and thoughts to Melody and family and Tracey and all who are in pain.
Have a good Sunday everyone

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite I truly love white on white. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Pam said...

Steph, my heartfelt congratulations to you and your daily to welcome your new granddaughter. I'm so glad that your daughter has come through well after her bad delivery. You all must be so delighted.

Pam said...

Sorry that was family not daily duh.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card, thank you.
Did I see it last night on Johns show?
Take care Kitty.

Jan.moogie said...

WOW wow wow wow just love everything about this card Sue. Hugs xxx

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card,love the background.
Congratulations to all the winners.

auscrafts said...

Lovely card ,saw this last night on John. Show

Angela Wade said...

Beautiful card, Sue. Loved the two snowflake cards on Friday too.

Congratulations, Steph on the birth of your baby Grand-daughter. Best wishes to the new mum X
Vanessa Feltz has a new baby grand-daughter too.

Congratulations to SueD on winning Sue's card and to the lucky comment winners :-)

Best Wishes and hugs to all the Wilsonettes. Hope you're all having a good weekend.

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card. I love white on white cards, those peonies and the butterfly are beautiful.

Congratulations to the winners, enjoy your prize.

I hope everybody has a great day.

Linda xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, congrats winners.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations winners! Really pretty card today Sue. Can't wait to get my hands on the new stamp from John for the peonies. Saw it on TV last night - it is so pretty.
Take care out there everyone!
Anne M xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Another fab background to try! Love the card. TFS.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and these dies are beautiful John used the same background last night on his show and they were all delightful. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love white on white
Congratulations to the winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Another beautiful card I love white on white it always looks classy! I also love the sentiment that's gone on to my 'list'. I enjoyed John's show last night using this die.
Been up since 4.00am painting what will eventually be my craft room I will certainly be glad when it's finished.
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card today. The Caught in Crystal technique is so pretty. Congratulations to the lucky Comment Game winners : ) Hugs to everyone. Take care xx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue,

This is very pretty and so elegant. I have yet to try the caught in crystal technique but I think you have just about got me there.

Thanks.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
beautiful white on white, really must try the Caught in Crystal-I know I have put that white tissue somewhere safe - lol !!
Congratulations to the comments winners
Have a lovely Sunday
Muriel x

Lesley Thomas said...

Super card, what's more, I have all of the dies you used today.........LOL.....Yes, I might go and try it for myself, LOL.
Congrats to the winners.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is elegant - you can't beat white on white
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Sue,will have to give this technique a try . John used this die on his show last night, had to put it on my wish list. JJxx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card love the background effect and your butterfly really sets its off
Kathy x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning white on white card iam going to do this card for my auntie's birthday thank you for sharing tracyw

Debra Kenworthy said...

So beautiful! Lovely white on white design with the gorgeous butterfly and the sentiment is fab. Debra x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is such a gorgeous card. I really want to try this technique. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Lovely and elegant card which I'm sure I saw on John's show last night.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Linda28 said...

Beautiful card Sue, John featured it on Hochanda last night and it did look stunning. Have a good Sunday all, Linda.

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, love your technique with the crystal.
Congratulations to all the winners

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, love the white on white. Congrats to the winners. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hi Sue
Elegant white on white card today.Love it
Jan

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue.WOW This is a stunning card. Love the white on white truely beautiful. Congratulations to all the comment winners.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sylvia Yates said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful white on white card for us today, really lovely! Had a great time in Tattershall yesterday with Jo Channon and Ann from Britania dies. Thank you ladies. Off to the craft show at Newark today. Busy busy!!Have a good day everybody hugs Sylvia xx

Anonymous said...

Beautifully elegant card today, Sue, always love white-on-white.
Well done to the comment winners.
Steph - congratulations!!

'P' in Wales

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
For me you just cannot fail with white/white - it is so clean, simple and sooooooooo
elegant and you have certainly used your dies to give the maximum effect.
Beautiful Sue in every way. Thank you for starting my Sunday off with a smile.

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

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I love this card and pleased to watch John Demo!
Well done to the winners!
Congrats to Steph, and get well soon to her daughter!
Take care
Love Marg

Nanny Jo said...

So beautiful, Sue!! Pretty, clean, crisp and elegant! Jo xx

Nina Spear said...

Morning Sue

I love this card, there is something about butterflies isn't there!!!

Nina x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue. Congrats to allow comment game winners enjoy your gifts.
White on white my all time favourite combo. Such a beautiful card today Sue. Recorded all of Johns shows yesterday and have today's all set up.
We met our new family member yesterday and I know she was early and not the bruiser boy were all thought they would have, but that little girl with a head full of dark hair is weeney ! New born clothes swamp her tiny body for now, so Mothercare is now out of stock of pink Tiny Baby range lol. Thank you for your messages of congratulations it was lovely of you and I promise this is the last comment that mentions Lottie Beth !!
So on that note, I will send love and hugs to you Sue and to my dear friends here and on FB. Hope you all have a lovely Sunday whatever you have planned
Lancashire Steph xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

This is a beautiful card Sue. The butterfly is stunning. John did the Portuguese dies justice last night for you with a stunner they are so versatile and well thought out design wise.

The presenter was saying he hoped to meet you soon as he hadn't actually met you and that you are so talented with your dies etc, which was nice.

Congratulations on reaching and exceeding your 5500!!!!! Well done!

Congratulations too to the winners of the comment game. Enjoy your goodies!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another wonderful card, I am loving the mother of pearl effect that you have been creating, can we see some more techniques using it.

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

June Smith said...

Oh sorry, I forgot to congratulate all the winners xxx

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

Aspiring crafter said...

White on white cards always appeal Sue and this one is beautiful , enjoyed watching John demo the dies last night!
Have a great weekend Sue and all, and congrats Steph on Lottie Beth ,
XxRuth

lilian said...


Hi Sue, lovely card, might have a try at this technique today as I have a special friend who will be 90 this year,I know she would love it.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Welcome Lottie Beth, I wonder if she will be a crafter like her Grandma!!!!

Tressa said...

White on white can be stunning as this card shows. Gorgeous!!

Tracey S: I have just caught up on your news. I am sorry to hear that was not quite as good as you might have hoped (and all of us following you had hoped for you). One little thing for you that I hope may raise a smile: I don't know if my lymph glands were removed as I wasn't told but certainly my arm pit was radiated. The result? I only have to use a deodorant on one armpit therefore my deodorant costs have halved and this has saved me a lot of money over the last TWENTY FOUR years. May you have many years of the same!

Teresa

rosiejt said...

The more I see of the Portuguese Collection, the more I like it.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card which I saw last night on John's show. The acetate background looks so effective.
Jan
Northampton

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is just gorgeous, white on white is always classy and you do it so well - love that sentiment too...

Congratulations to all the winners...

Izzy

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Another stunning card, I love the mother of pearl technique it's so beautiful. Congratulations to the winners.x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful card, enjoyed show with John on Hochanda last night. Gorgeous samples. Congratulations to all the winners x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, stunning card, you don't need colour to make an impact. Congratulations to winners.
B xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card love white on white. Jean Z xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs A xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely feminine card.
Rosemary xx

Scottydog said...

Lovely card, white on white is lovely as is that butterfly. Really must try. That technique - can't keep up with them all! Thanks Sue. Congrats to comment winner & to Steph on becoming a grandmother - enjoy, they bring so much pleasure..

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

dmjones said...


What an elegant card, love it!!




Doreen x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
Another Truly Stunning Card I Love White Cards
Also The Fantastic Butterfly And Your Wonderful
Sentiment I Love The Fabulous Font.
Since Returning From Holidays I've
Been Catching Up With Your Videos
And Placing Your Cards And Projects On
My Pinterest Board Although I've Had
Problems With That As When I Try And Pin Into
My Folder Before I Can It Extremely Quickly
Goes Onto Another Page
Does This Happen To Anyone Else It's So Very Irritating.
Congratulations Sue To Your Fantastic 5500 You Deserve This
Sue Now We Need To Get You Back To Number One Spot.
Sue As Always Thank You So Very Much For Sharing And
All Your Fantastic Cards Inspiration Techniques What I've
Seen So Far I've Purchased The Doubled Pierced Squares
So I'm Looking Forward To Using Them.
Take Great Care My Dear Friend Sue
Warmest Wishes To Your Wonderful Mom And Of Course Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Hugs To All Wilsonettes, Congratulations To This Weeks Gift Commet
Winners. Enjoy!!!
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph And Congratulations

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I always love your wow cards and this is beautiful, great sentiment

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card. Have not yet tried this technique but really must give it a go, as it highlights the die cuts so beautifully.
Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners - enjoy your gifts.
Wendyxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card! White on white is always so elegant.
Congrats to all the card winners!

carol quinn said...

Really elegant card today sue
Congratulations to the lucky winners
Carol

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the dies I think I really need these ones.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Such a beautiful card, got all the dies so no excuse not to produce something as gorgeous and elegant as you have done.
Hugs, Rose

Anne said...

I just started re-playing John's show from last night and low and behold they were showing this card! How spooky is that.
A gorgeous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, so pretty & delicate.

Michele

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Another pretty card. I like white on white and the mother of pearl background is gorgeous.

Love
Roz.x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card today.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Have a lovely Sunday everyone and hope the weather is kind to you all

Maggie

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Love the tone on tone and the Bling!!!
:-)
Lorna D

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - gorgeous card and white on white always looks so elegant and classy. Enjoyed John's shows yesterday and he used these dies, they are just beautiful. Love the technique with the acetate and will give this a try as it makes a lovely and unusual background. Congratulations to all the lucky winners today. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, stunning card I love the way youve done your flowers and the tone on tone looks fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card today, love white on white.
Congratulations to all today's winners.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I love white on white and this card is lovely. I have yet to try the mother of pearl technique but it certainly makes an impact.

Love Rosemarie xx

Kate's Cards said...

What a stunning card! So sparkly in a discreet way.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card so pretty love the crystal technique.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Pearl said...

Beautiful card today Sue, thank you.

Pearl x

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today - love this technique, must give it a go. It's nice to see some different dies showcased, we all get stuck in Christmas don't we! Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Love Diane G xxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is really beautiful and classy, love the mother of pearl caught in crystal technique, it is so subtle. Congrats to the comment game winners. Have a lovely day. Bx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very nice, Sue. I always love white on white.

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the tone on tone look, so elegant.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the caught in crystal background and the butterfly and flowers
Congratulations to all the winners

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Your card is delightful ,i do love a nice butterfly.
Congrats to your winners , enjoy !

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Sunday everyone! Beautiful card, Sue. I love all your white on white creations, they always look so classic. I feel the urge to go and play with mica, lacquer and tissue right now :)
Bejay x

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oooooo gorgeous white on white Sue! Love the Mother of Pearl technique with Crystal. Stunning result! Love the bling too...and the sentiment! x Congratulations too on reaching 5500 members! Wonderful! Congratulations Heather, Helen and Leonore! Enjoy your prize! xx Steph, you mention Lottie Beth as much as you want too! Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need of some too xx Thinking of you all xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Oops Hilary! xx sorry xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Lovely.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

SueJ said...

Really lovely card, a delight for anyone to receive.
Congratulations to all the winners.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue lost my comment I'll try again
Love the card sue so elegant thank you love June horrocks. Xxxx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card, love the pearl effect. xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous card. A lovely delicate butterfly and the background is unusual and beautiful. I keep trying and hoping to win one of your inspiring cards.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A beautiful card. I love white on white, it's so classy. The background die always looks stunning too.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Love Helen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful, elegant card. I love the butterfly.
Beverley W

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, love all white cards. Very elegant. To the winners enjoy your prize.
Lydia
X

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I just love white on white.
I will certainly give the Mother of Pearl effect a try.
Congratulations to the winners.
Regards,
Evis M.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the look of the mother of pearl background.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

sunshinepen said...

Morning Sue

Just been baking cakes so think its now time to start crafting. Been watching John Lockwood and he has been using this die. Lovely.

Oh dear cake too hot to eat

Crafty hugs

Pen x

Paula said...

White on white cards are my favourite, I think they are so lovely, and this card shows that. :) Not too difficult a card I think, so not beyond my talents I hope.
Congratulations to the winners.
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Di said...

Hi Sue,
My favourite type of card, white on white, and a stunner at that.
Di B. x

barbara macaskill said...

What a striking card!! I love the awe inspiring background and will be trying it later today when I get into my craft room!!
Congratulations to the three lucky comment winners! Hope you have a week as wonderful as you are!!

Jean said...

Stunning!!!

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! This card is gorgeous, Sue. I love the Mother of Pearl Caught in Crystal background...it's stunning! The dies, of course, are just so elegant! I love that sentiment, also. I have to go back to see if you listed it. Thank you again for all of your inspiration!

Have a beautiful day everyone! It looks like it's going to be a beautiful, sunny fall day here!

Annie Pennington said...

Gorgeous card again today Sue. Love the big butterfly it's stunning.

Annie P xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful, fresh card, I love it.
Sending love and prayers to all who are in pain in mind or body, having treatment or about to start their treatment.
Congratulations to the comment winners.
Maureen xxx

Jan from Long Island said...

Oops...forgot to congratulate the comment winners!!!

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue

Ooh lovely card love the butterfly of course they are my favourite thing. I love the sound of getting messy with the product and having a lovely card at the end of it

Tressa. Love the heads up on the deodorant yes I was laughing at that I'm always trying to save money to buy more craft stuff so this is another silver lining lol

Love to all with hugs xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE

LOVE THE TONE ON TONE. FABULOUS.
CONGRATS TO ALL YOU WINNERS.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX
PS MADE GREAT TASSELS OUT OF YOUR FOLD OVER FLOWER.....

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

OH My favourite white on white, this card is just so elegant, I just love everything about it.

Congratulations to all of the winners.

Hope everyone is having a good day, love Brenda XXX

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winners.

Love white on white cards...so pretty. Great use of acetate, too.

Jan D., Florida, USA

Lorraine Freeman said...

I always love white on white, so classy. Love the detail in the background I must try this technique.
Thanks so much for picking me as a winner last week, second time I have been lucky :) Well done to this week's winners
Hugs all round as you can never have too many x

patwyn said...

Wow, what a stunning card, Sue. I love white on white, it always looks so elegant. The mother of pearl background really makes it pop.

Congrats to all the winners.

Pat xxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Afternoon Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,

Oh my goodness, today's white on white card is stunning, takes my breath away.
Congratulations to comments winners, and to Sued99 yesterday. You will treasure your gifts from Sue.

Prayers and warm thoughts to Melody, Francis and Tracy.
Sometimes all we need is to know others are thinking of us.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Elegant and gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a great card today Sue I love it
Congrats to all the winners
Hugs Sarah xxxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I always love White on White. The Pearl background is wonderful and I really like the simplicity of the card. How can anyone not love the Majestic Monarch? Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to the comment game Winners.

Best wishes

karenlotty said...

So pretty Love the background technique Something else for me to lust over and try

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Pearly and sparkly, just perfect for Christmas.
Lorraine

Julie Elli said...

Love that sentiment! Lovely card thanks Sue.
Congrats to all the winners.
Big hug
Julie E

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderful card Sue, the dies and design are so beautiful, Kate x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely card Sue, so much texture and interest.

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue, beautiful as usual!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. I have that die and bought the lacquer at Ally pally so must get on with it.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card I love White on white cards beautiful Butterflys & technice
Love Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to the winners

Hug's & prayers for Tracy Melody Francis Molly TOB xx

Olga said...

wow, the butterfly is adorable!!!

Jane Franklin said...

Just love the white on white and todays technique. Have tried this before but the inks version which was OK, not a patch on yours tho Sue. Must try harder! Congrats to Lancashire Steph on your new granddaughter and all the winners. Luv jxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A gorgeous card, loving the background technique.
Congratulations to the lucky winners !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

lindagrady said...

Gorgeous White on White card; so elegant looking. The cut-out designs make it pop more and show off the whiteness. So pretty!

sunshinepen said...

Gorgeous so many great ideas were do I start.....

Craft hugs

Pen x

Ps watching John lock wood demo these dies as I write

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow! That butterfly is gorgeous! What a beautiful card!

SusanP, Kent said...

Lovely Sue. Fantastic background. Another sentiment I like is 'You're Not Getting Older - Just Increasing in Value'

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Very pretty card Sue, white on white is nice and
so is the glitter to it all. Beautiful !
Congratulations to all comment winners !

Tracy, Melody, Txcowgirl you are all in my thoughts
and anyone else who are going through some difficult times.

Yvonne, Beth, Deb C, Wheelybad, ToB hope you all doing alright.
To all Wilsonette's and friends, Take care
hugs Maria x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, an unusual but very attractive card. It's been a very busy day and I have all of John's shows to catch up on so I'm going to put my feet up and see what I can cram in between Strictly and Downton.

Congratulations to the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.

Frances

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card - love the caught in crystal technique. Need to catch up on last week's blogs and everyone's news now that we're back from Skye. Had wonderful time with glorious weather again in Scotland! Congratulations to the lucky winners. Having glanced through today's comments, I gather congrats are in order to Steph on birth of your grand daughter. Melody, Francis and Molly thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love and hugs to everyone, Alison xxxx

DeeDee7770 said...

Lovely card a very versatile. Elegance should be your middle name. It is thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and the leaves are absolutely beautiful. Cool crisp mornings and evenings and warm days. The air is so clean and fresh I have the windows open. For the leaves on my Thanksgiving cards I used several colours of your gilding flakes and the Tim Holtz leaf punch. I had three pumpkins which I coloured in four tones of orange, yellow and red with green stems. Hardwood trees stamped in coffee brown. with bits of leaves on the limbs and the ground covered in the gilded leaves. The leaves made the card! My card stock was chocolate brown, rust and moss green. I used piercing on the second layer of the card. Thanks Sue, I couldn't have done it without you! Happy Thanksgiving!

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Oh this is a beautiful card Sue all in the white although it looks like a soft winter white to me on my screen which i just love, so much more gentler than the bright white. Have had a busy day today trying to put my raspberry GC back together again as those pesky allen key nuts keep coming undone. I promised my friend that she could have my purple GC until i found out that it was broken and not wanting to let her down when i found this new raspberry one without a handle or plates in Hobbycraft i jumped at it as it was such a good price for £30, it was brand new and i had a spare set of plates that i could give her along with it, i just will need to take cover and run when i give it to her as she knows that i had just bought it but she thought it was to replace the broken one but hey bringing a wee bit happiness to someone when you can is worth it every time as i can see the smile that will be on her face from here, all i need to do is look out some of my doubles that i have in dies and some embossing folders to get her started. Campbell has tightened up all the nuts and bolts before i give her it so that she should have no trouble with it.
Finished my grandson's aran cardi and helmet for him today, made a sheet of roses and so i think i will go and do my knitting as i haven't stopped all day between that lot and washings in, out and back and folded so i'm having a break. Sending hugs to all my Wilsonette Angels that could do with them, you are in my thoughts and prayers that your improve slowly but surely back to health
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)
P.S congratulations to this weeks winners, enjoy

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue but then I love all your white on white cards.
Congrats to the lucky comment winners.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Your card for today is really gorgeous and I love the Portuguese background. White on white always looks stunning and I love it!
We have had a lovely day here in West Sussex but it looks as though the temperatures are starting to fall this week.
For Several reasons I have been neglecting my cardmaking recently, however, today I decided I just had to design a Birthday card for a "cardmaking friend" who I could not possibly send a bought card to. Guess what, I really enjoyed it and can't wait now to start again and begin my Christmas cards with the lovely SW dies I have bought this year.
Tomorrow I am on a workshop with the lovely John Next Door which I am thoroughly looking forward to!!!
Well, it is now time to relax for the evening and watch my favourite programmes!
Lesley S x

IVY Cheong said...

Lovely card again . Simple but classy..Bhopal you have had a good weekend. Love, Ivy xx

Dawn Holben said...

Another stunning card today and I love mother of pearl technique and really must try it.
I also love these dies and added them to my wish list lol

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful card, love the Portuguese background.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.Thoroughly enjoyed John demoing with these dies today,he's done a grand job.

Tracy Stitt said...

Norah what a lovely gesture u are doing for ur friend. I have to ask tho have u got so many dies that u forgot what u had an then bought another the same?? So u end up with doubles That's made me giggle. Lol

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, saw you on Hochanda (or was it Julia) with this technique absolutely fabulous.xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely white on white creation. I really like this "Mother of Pearl Caught in Crystal" technique of yours. I tried this technique one day, but my result was not quite what I was hoping for. I need another "pratice" time with this technique. Thanks for sharing!

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love white on white cards. So elegant.
Well done to the winners.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

TOB said...

Lovely card. Congrats to winners
Hugs Theresa xxx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card as always & I love your white on white effect which looks so crisp, clean & very elegant.
Amazing background effect, haven't seen that before.
The stunning butterfly & pretty flowers adds the perfect finishing touch to a beautiful card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

nannapat said...

Lovely card, very stylish. Congrats to this week's winners. Pat x







Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and the fab Wilsonettes!

What an appropriate card for today in light of the one day wonder on Hochanda-it showcases the dies perfectly and I love the crisp, fresh colour palette, all very inspiring. I wish that I had bought the Majestic Monarch though, it is the most gorgeously intricate butterfly that I think I have seen and well worth the investment.
As predicted, I couldn't resist splashing out a little on today's shows...just don't tell my Mum, my joint bank account partner!....I joined the Freedom Club, after much deliberation, because the frequency of Creative Expressions appearances makes it worth my while. Just wish they would offer the easy pay on their website instead of having the hassle of phoning. I had my order ready only to discover some of the items were unavailable, I then had to scramble about on my I pad trying to find alternative codes and got a bit flustered thus forgetting to order some items:-( Nevermind though, I did get the Noble bundle and the Configuration bundle which is what I really wanted so all is good with the world:-) We all have a budget, and I'm nearing mine, and I can't decide whether to invest in more Christmas dies or start getting the latest release before the next one is launched.....if only I had the presence of forethought to have bagged myself a sugar daddy in my younger days I may have been able to afford to fund my 'all things Sue Wilson' fetish, I'm afraid that I should have utilised my assets more when I had the chance, a winning smile, bingo wings and a predilection for cats, cheesecake and Strictly come Dancing is less appealing in a 40 something than in a 20 something hottie:-(. Any ideas on how to raise the funds without getting arrested in the process?
Norah, what a heart warming gesture to buy your friend a GC AND gift her some dies and EF's as well. Like you, I frequently buy multiples of the same item, I have made crude attempts at cataloging my vast array of dies but I'm afraid it's getting out of hand now as my addiction grows and my craft space shrinks in tandem. I often give a fellow crafter and friend my double buys cos I know that they are going to a loving home. Are you going to the Craft Show in Glasgow later in the month? I've never been before, is it worth the trip or do the big brands not head up North?
Tressa, you made me giggle about the deodorant , I love a glass half full attitude to life and you and Tracey most definitely have one in spades:-)
Alison, welcome back from Bonny Scotland- we have indeed had a lovely sunny spell though it's taken a turn for the worse the past couple of days. Skye is beautiful no matter what the weather dictates, hope you enjoyed your trip.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian Wilsonettes, do you have turkey and the trimmings etc, or are there Canadian delicacies/ customs different to the Uk and US?
Melody, it will be lovely to have Molly back with us. My head spins with the amount of social media accounts etc that today's kids have access to, it must be so hard for a parent and so worrying trying to ensure their safety and set boundaries. Modern technology has given us many good and useful outlets however it is unfortunately open to abuse too. Thankfully, this is one blog that offers nothing but support and encouragement which can only be for Molly's good hopefullyxxx
Good luck with Francis this week, I hope all goes well, How is Milly?xxx
Well, gin drip on standby, family sized bag of Maltesers, tub of Pringles and my comfy Pjs on, I guess I'm ready for a marathon reality Tv overdose with Strictly, X Factor and Gogglebox...tissues as the ready.....

Love and crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxx

PS. Love to absent friendsxxxx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your craft crew
I adore today's card I so need that butterfly it is gorgeous
Watched John use it on his gift bag
Your inspiration is brilliant
Hugs to everyone that needs one
Take care
Theresa G xx

DeCor said...

A really dainty looking card, but oh so elegant. Really love it. Great way that you have once again used the dies to give another look.

Thank you

hazel said...

Hi Sue
White on White is so Elegant. Unusual design of card but i do like it
Take care
Hazel G XX

terrie said...

Congrats to all the winner...enjoy your prize
Sue, this card is beautiful...I really like the white on white and the sentiment.
well done Sue

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful Card today, love that butterfly.

Steph, I hope that's not the last we hear about little Lottie Beth here.

Big Hugs :-)

Tina XX

melody said...

Hi Sue, beautiful gorgeous card I really like lol the tone on tone look an I love that butterfly an your flowers are fab as always. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Your right Laine the kids can get into far to much, hopefully Molly is all sorted now she been dead upset having her phone an iPad took off her, she hadn't really done anything wrong but she was not meant to be openlng loads of emails to join other sites all the kids are on an she knew she was not meant to be joining sites without asking 1st. Anyway it's all sorted she is just happy to be getting her bits back.
Milly got over her operation ok but now she seems to be back to how she was still in same pain when she eats an hitting herself in the face an crying, so it looks like it was not her teeth or little lump they took out her mouth, so she going to have to go back to vets, Francis says it might still be healing but I don't know. Thanks for asking though xxx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! The monarch butterfly is very elegant!! Love it!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue


Ove it. One of my favourite backgrounds and I adore the sentiment! I brought some crystal laquer when I picked up a few essentials from JS late last month in readiness for a play. Luckily I've been hording tissue paper from shoe boxes and Mr W's shirts for a while now as it's good for tracing sewing patterns too! Hopefully soon...

Steph, please continue to share as much as you want of Lottie Beth's progress. None of us would begrudge you the obvious joy of being a grandparent and now we know she's here we love to hear how she's getting on. I hope your daughter is ok and recovering after the birth x

Melody, I don't know of a single kid who hasn't pushed the boundaries with technology. There's a lot of pressure from others, I'm glad I went to school before computers, pads, smartphones and I don't envy any parent who has to take decisions about technology at all. Technology has improved our lives in many ways but it comes with a lot of pitfalls! It'll be lovely to hear from her again though, we've all missed her! Sorry Milly is struggling again, that's not good. Hugs to you and Francis x

Tracy, The deodorant story made me smile too. Hope you're ok and staying strong, hugs x

Missed John's shows :-( Very sleepy!

Maria, hugs back at you x

Wishing everyone a lovely new week. Hugs to you all, plenty extra if you need them.

T x

Eunice said...

A very wimsicle card, I do love the butterfly!

Jill Berg said...

So lovely

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue, I have this die but not used it yet, I will have to now with your inspiration there's no excuse, thank you, Linda x

gailgale said...

Another great card. I need to get that butterfly! !
I just love it.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, omgoodness love it, sorry I'm late with my comment as not well,
Sue when are you back on c&c as not seen you or creative expressions
For ages.. Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Dawn Louise said...

Gorgeous, such a lovely card, with a modern twist x

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