Sunday, 20 December 2015

Thinking Of You

Good Sunday morning all!  A card in basic black and white for today, always a favourite combo of mine.  I started by cutting two of the Portuguese Borders in white and gluing them on the sides of another piece of white card.  I inked the Lavish Accented Design Noble with Clear Perfect Medium and letterpressed it on to a piece of black card.  I coated it with clear embossing powder and heated it for a shiny embossed letterpress design.  I cut the Sintra die in white and backed it with black then cut the inside to create a frame.  I used the next die smaller and cut it into the Noble design, leaving a black inner edge to show through the Sintra frame.  I used the inner die from the Sintra and cut it in white, using the smaller die to create a frame as well.  I stamped my sentiment and layered all the die cuts over it so it looked like a recessed framed sentiment.  I added white flatback pearls as accents and completed the card with my usual mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.

The winners of the weekly Comment Game are:

Sonia Stephenson!!!
Liz Spooner!!!
Elsie Smith!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize!







I made a bit of a mistake yesterday and uploaded the wrong photos!  So sorry about that, here are the correct ones that should have been put up yesterday!







 The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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119 comments:

karen Derbyshire said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A very lovely card I like the drama of Black and White.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day and take care Kitty.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card
Congratulations to this week's winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue
Congrats to winners.
Hugs to Melody and Tracey and all who want them.

Pam said...

Ps you are allowed one mistake, after all the hard work you do for us.

carol quinn said...

Congratulations winners!
You've proved you're human....we all drop a clanger

Stunning cards
Carol

Jan.moogie said...

Love todays card Sue and just watched yesterdays video and that was lovely. I did not get chance yesterday so didn't see your mistake. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. So very excited to see my name drawn as one of the weekly winners - a lovely Christmas surprise! Thankyou so much :-)) Congratulations to the other lucky ladies too. Stunning card today, love the black and white and your beautiful dies. Love both of your cards for yesterday. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, well what can I say, just simply gorgeous, love the black and white cards and this is super duper.

Congrats to all the winners, enjoy your gift.

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

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Black and white is such a classic combination and this card is gorgeous. I don't see the wrong post as a mistake, I see it as you showing us two variations of a card. Congratulations to all the winners. Tracy, good to see you call in, glad that you're getting through this round. Just take each day as it comes and don't expect too much of yourself. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. Like the contrast of black and white. Lots of lovely dies used to make this card.
Jan
Northampton

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous black and white card and the one from yesterday also the post yesterday was gorgeous.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

my craft cupboard said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love the black and white card also.
sharon :)

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
both cards are stunning love the colours thank you tracyw

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Classic and classy card today. Love it.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both great cards Sue. Congrats all winners.

Jan on the Fosse said...


Sue
Black and white look stunning.
Jan

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, always like black and white - must try the letterpress technique with the die, for embossing, love the effect. Always something new to learn.
Didn't see yesterday's photos as a mistake, just an intriguing extra!!
Well done to the comment winners.
Hugs all round. Especially to Melody and family. Keep strong, Tracy.

'P' in Wales

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue , mistake no a happy accident and a lovely card yesterday and today. Congratulations to all the winners. X

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, very striking.

Congrats to all the winners.

Michele

lilian said...


Hi Sue, beautiful,beautiful card, I'm sounding like a broken record, but your cards are always beautiful.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue the lacyness of the design really shows off the dies you have used. Congratulations to all the winners. Love from Jackie xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. I share your love of black and white designs as they always have such impact and today's card is a perfect example of that. I love the dimension and beautiful detailed cut work on it and with the letterpress detail it makes a beautiful and striking card.
Congratulations to the winners.x

dmj from kettering said...



Congrats to all the winners!!!!

We made a blk/wht card the other week at craft club, stunning!!!!!!




Doreen x

anne mather said...

Morning Sue,
Classic black and white never fails! Lovely. Congrats toall thewinners!
Anne M xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning Sue so classy in black and wht

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue .Black & white WOW a stunning card .Glad to see you are on T V on new years day. What away to start a new year.!!!Gloria (Sidcup) xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and design , well done to your lucky winners.
Elaine H X

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
To be honest I thought you had given us two versions of the technique lol! I love the design and colours of today's card it's beautiful. To ink the die to letterpress is a brilliant idea.What a treat for us to have you on our television New Years Day what a way to start the new year? I'm off for the day to my friends for Christmas dinner, she is away for Christmas so has invited me over to have an early celebration with her.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

Kate's Cards said...

Always love black and white and yesterday's card has such delicate colouring. Beautiful!

Wendy L said...

Love black and White, so stunning, xxx

hollyberry said...

Lovely card,always very elegant.
Congratulations to the winners.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, this is a lovely card it really stands out in the black and white,
Congratulations to the winners
Kathy B x

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous card Sue. The sintra dies are just fabulous. Thank you. Xx

SueJ said...

Gorgeous card Sue, very elegant yet dynamic.

Congratulations to all the winners, well done.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very elegant

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I treated myself to the Lavish Noble die set last month and it's paid for itself already as I've made three Christmas cards and 1 birthday card with it but further inspiration is always welcome especially as I haven't tried letterpressing with it yet...

the "corrected" card from yesterday is equally stunning...

Congratulations to the comment game winners!

Izzy

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. I just love everything you make. I have such a long wish list of dies and stamps. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

hazel young said...

Lovely cards Sue x xhazel

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very elegant in the white & black. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. The correct card photo is just as stunning as yesterday's wrong one.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Classic black and white - just stunning!!!

Sylvia Yates said...

Good morning Sue. Stunning card today. Love the colour combo, always a favourite. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love the way you have letterpressed the die and black and white cards are a favourite of mine. Love this card. I watched yesterdays video later in the day yesterday and hadn't realised it was a different card! We are very lucky to get an unexpected two-fer-one! Congratulations to the lucky winners today. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Tressa said...

I like the black and white, it gives a crisp card.

You keep using methods I know I need to practice........... now I need to try more successful attempts at letter pressing. I can't keep up with you. You have shown that the end results would make that practice worth while.

Congratulations to this week's lucky winners.

Teresa

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card I love the black & white combonation very classy. I don't see yesterday's post as a mistake just move inspiration. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Yvonne H said...

That should have been combination

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
I didn't spot your mistake, both lovely.
I love the black and white today, gorgeous.
Congratulations to the winners.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Your black and white cards are always so elegant!
Lesley S x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Lovely black & white card very elegant The bonus card is gorgeous too!

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card.
:-)
Lorna D

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Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Love black and white, it never fails to look striking. Great card.

Love Rosemarie x x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Lovely black & white card very elegant The bonus card is gorgeous too!

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Congrats to winners!
Thanks for all your inspiration Sue!
Love Marg

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue stunning card love it
Thank you June Horrocks xxxxx

karenlotty said...

it's all of the layers that fascinate me in this card. It's beautiful

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and I love the letterpressed frame. Congratulations to all the winners

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful monochrome card Sue.

Barbara W said...

Good morning Sue

Just loving the black and white of this card as it is so elegant. Always a great colour combination when needing a card for someone.......... and cannot decide on what colours to choose!

Lol Barbara W (Worcestershire) xx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely surprise this morning, I am one of your lucky prize winner. An early Christmas present thank you very much. A beautiful elegant card.xx

sandy acland said...

I love black and white together, always produces great looking cards.
The way you have used the dies on this one is stunning.

Sandy (tort)

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
lovely black and white, so ekegant! I have finally started to get noble dies, started with the classic adorned squares and will definitely keep adding as often as I can, they are marvelous.
Congratulations to the lucky winners,
enjoy your Sunday,
Muriel x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful monochrome cards Congratulations to all the winners

hettygarlick said...

Love both those cards. Gorgeous! Don't worry about yesterday's mistake - it is Christmas after all. I'm sure like the rest of us you have loads of things to deal with this week!

Nannieflash said...

Happy Sundy Morning to you to Sue, dont worry about uploading the wrong photo, Im afraid thats a bloggers usual problem, weve all dont it. Beautiful card today and I love the background yet again, the die cuts look gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, A very striking black and white card, and the details are beautiful. Love the clear embossing on the black card, it' just looks fabulous. X Ros

Pearl said...

Thank you for the cards today, they are fab. I didn't notice the wrong picture yesterday but that's probably because I haven't watched the videos yet, which I will be doing later today.

Congratulations to the blog winners.

Lots of festive craftiness and love everyone,

Pearl x

Margaret-Anne said...

Happy Sunday morning. Both lovely however the first card is one of my absolute favourites. Have a great day

Lynda's craft's said...

Good Morning Sue & everyone
Wow Wow a beautiful card today it's very elegant I love black & white cards so this is right up my street thank you Sue.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Special Hug's for you Tracy take care & take it easy my friend have a good Sunday xxx

Melody & Francis & Molly sending you all big Hug's.
Molly how you getting on with your cutting machine hope you have made lots of C cards.xx

Wheely Bad have a good Sunday Hug's. Billy more Cuddles for you. Woof woof xx

Hug's for everyone & Friends xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, black and white are striking together.
Congratulations to today's winners, enjoy your gifts.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Well today's card is very sophisticated and beautiful, a real treat for us. Oh Sue I'm not surprised you made a carefully planned accidental post yesterday, it's such a busy time of year for all of us, bput for people who have cards to make yo blog as well as their day to day work it's more than ok for you to slip up once in a while. I think you did it as a little test to see who actually watches your video ! I know I'm guilty yesterday of not watching, it was so late when I got to comment, I've just sat down to watch it now whilst the house is quiet, I just loved the sentiment you used! My daughter has just arrived home from university after a 15 hour journey so we've had a lot of chatting and laughter, she's still asleep this morning so I will lye her rest. Have a lovely day
Love Diane G xxxx
Congratulations to all the comment winners - I can see Sonia still dancing round the room! Xxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue.
Love monochrome I do a lot in this colour combo u can't go wrong.
The only reason I noticed the mistake was because of the beautiful sentiment that really hit a note with me with all my stuff that I'm going thru it rang so true. But hey we all do a boo boo from time to time no issues lol

It was still good to see it in the video I just love ur videos I hope u continue them in the new year xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love the black and white combo always looks good. love Jean Z xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a gorgeous card in a classic colour combination, always elegant. Love the mistake card and the correct one. Both lovely. Congrats to the comment game winners. Have a great Sunday all. Bx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
Today's Card Is Just The Kind Of Card I Love
Black And White Just So Very Stunning.
Sue Thank You So Much For Sharing, You Inspire Me Daily
Today I'm In My Craft Room All Day!!! I've Got A Few More
Cards To Make And An Early Birthday Card For Next Year
That May Have To Wait Until The Beginning Of The Year.
Take Care My Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin, I Hope Heather Isn't Working Too Hard!!!!
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
Congratulations To The Comment Gift Winners Enjoy!!!!!
Carry On Creating✂️✂️✂️

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
Hi Everyone. Another stunning b&w study today, Sue. It's brilliant. I think the best part, for me, was the letterpress clear embossing on the black card. That is most definitely something that I want to try...that reminds me...I need to order some black cardstock lol.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend and that all Christmas preparations are either sorted or well on the way to getting sorted. I stayed at home yesterday as they were saying that it was going to be the busiest shopping day. I only need to go to town to get my pills to last me over Christmas so I don't see the point in getting crushed just for that lol.
Yesterday I made a couple of tree decorations using beads, hot glue and dead light bulbs. I was sitting at my worktop wondering why my little finger was hurting...then realised that the glue gun was dripping red hot glue onto it...ah the things we go through for our craft lol.
Congratulations to this week's comment winners. Love to everyone and HUGE gentle hugs to Melody, Francis and Molly.
Bejay xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous as usual Sue. Looks very stunning but easy to complete. Which is always a plus.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

ursula said...

Thought something was wrong yesterday, we all make mistakes....two stunning cards, just love the first black and white one, so striking.....luv Ursula xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Thought there was something odd but put it down to me :-)
Anyway, the black and white card is EXQUISITE - I have to get the Nobles out again now.. And I've got the Sintra so there might be a copycat at work soon...........
The second card is lovely, too but not as striking to me.....
I'm just a white, black and red fan LOL
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Beautiful...black always adds elegance to a card.

Your pics from yesterday had a very nice sentiment...the basics were there, so we knew the process you had in mind. Lovely cards either way.

Congrats to the winners!!!

Jan D., Florida, USA

Paula said...

A lovely card Sue, I do love monochrome. :)
Congratulations to the winners,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

IVY Cheong said...

Lol I noticed the difference yesterday:-) love today's card and beauty yet again, monochrome is one thing f my favourites. Love, Ivy xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card Sue, I just love monochrome.
Congratulations to the winners.
Rosemary xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous cards all of them you are so talented.

Hugs to all

Annx without and "e"

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
More gorgeous cards from you today. If they were the wrong pictures yesterday, they were beautiful!!!
Congratulations to the comment winners.
love Maureen xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a tiny bit stark for me but you can't go wrong with an elegant and classic black and white card. Love the way you have used the dies and I wish my letterpressing came out as well as yours. The sentiment is appropriate for so many of our Wilsonettes currently going through tough times.

As Izzy said - the "corrected" card from yesterday is equally stunning... - and when I think of all that you do I am sure we forgive you for one tiny error. Your workload astonishes me.

Congratulations to all of the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.
Frances

Vie carter said...

Lovely card and great design and colour

Vie
X

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. Black and white is one of my favourites too. I love the look of the Sintra die mounted on the Lavish Accented Design Noble letterpress. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Sonia Stephenson, Liz Spooner and Elsie Smith.

Best wishes

Jean said...

So very pretty!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Both lovely. Been watching you on you tube thus morning on the big screen using my Roku streaming stick. So useful. xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Another Beautiful card Sue! Your little blip yesterday
was nothing, happens to all of us and the card is
gorgeous anyway :-)

Congratulations to all the winners !
so exciting when you see your name up,
hoping my prize will come soon so I can
have a play over Christmas.

Love and warm hugs to my friends at the cafe' and
to all Wilsonette's. You are all in my thoughts,
Maria x

Eunice said...

The card is very striking!! As always another wonderful idea!

Lindsay Martin said...

Gorgeous as always, black and white always looks good together. I think everyone would forgive you for any blips as you are always so busy yet find the time to schedule blogs for us all. Well done to all this weeks winners x

Meg said...

Lovely card.
Love
Meg
Xxx

Littlelamb said...

Gorgeous card today Sue. Love it.

Suzzette Yandle said...

A stunning black and white card today. Thank you for sharing you creative process with us.

sunshinepen said...

Hi beautiful work Sue, unfortunatly not sure why but i have had to re sign in to become a follower. Something strange is happening. I have not left you but may find I have to sign in again and again ?

Crafty hugs Pen x

terrie said...

There is always something about a black and white that says elegant...great looking card....tfs
the light purple card is very nice...
Well done on both cards Sue

liz spooner said...

Absolutely love the black and white card, and these dies go so well with the noble dies, have got both sets so I shall have a go at this.xx

Lisbeth said...

Very classy card Sue. What a nice way to highlight the beauty of the Sintra die.

Lisbeth

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
I absolutely adore monochrome colour cards as they always look very opulent & decadent.
Beautiful design for this one & love all the dies you have used which work together perfectly.
Stunning & Gorgeous as always.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas & wonderful new year & thank you so much for all your endless hours of designing all your stunning die collections for all us crafters & look forward to another new year of the amazing 'Sue Wilson' dies, videos & TV Shows.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Theresa Pace said...

black and white is always so elegant. lovely card, hugs xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love the black and white card I think it is stunning, beautiful dies too (of course). Congratulations to the winners.
Di B.

Dawn Holben said...

Such a beautiful and very elegant card today especially with the black and white, ever so chic.
I really like how the dies in the middle look as it frames the sentiment beautifully

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the black and white.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Yorks butterfly said...

Evening Sue a very striking card today. Black and white always dramatic and really shows off your dies.
Wendyx

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful!! Congratulations to this week's winners!! Enjoy your goodies!

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, both fab cards and a bonus : )
Lucky us!!!
Congratulations to the winner's!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. The black and white is really eye catching and makes the dies look gorgeous. Congratulations to all the comment winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Ooh!! black and white, I love it. Oh I said yesterday I'd seen the card you posted on YouTube as I remember you putting a bit of sparkle on the flower on the Gemini and the lovely sentiment, but I'm not sure whether I've watched the correct card getting made so will go back and watch the video.

Congratulations to the winners x

Hugs
Linda xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue,

I do love monochrome and as I won the Sintra die in a release draw I must give this a try. Those fancy noble dies will be mine soon with any luck so this'll be pinned for future reference.

Well, well, well Sue, you are human after all! ;-) Both the card you did picture yesterday amd the 'actual' card are both gorgeous.

Tracy, I'm so pleased you don't feel quite so sick this round, I hope the tiredness hasn't interrupted your Christmas plans though. Have been thinking about you and send big hugs xxx

Big hugs for Melody, Francis and Molly xxx

Congratulations to the winners, an early Christmas present- enjoy your prizes xxx

Lynda, Marg & Maria. Thank you for your comments, it really means a lot. Big hugs xxx

Billy sends wags, woofs and paw hugs to Annie, Bambie, Freddie and all the other crafty critters in Particraft land xxx

We've got all the gifts, now I'm wrapping in batches. Still have cards to write for family that I'll see this week. Managed 4 basic cards with kit items and some dies for special people but I'm finding a couple of hours at it a day more than enough. Town yesterday finished me off so I slept very well last night, 3 hours in total today on Christmas stuff and I fell asleep after tea at 7:30pm only to wake at 1am to a dog crossing his paws... (enough said lol) its 3am now and I'm off to put postal codes on envelopes for Mr W to post in the morning- which is what I was going to do after tea! All local thank goodness as I have left it late. I still conceed that I mislaid 4 weeks from mid November to mid December- thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

Postcodes and bed... cleaner here at 11am! Fingers crossed I'll see you all later today. Sending big hugs and happy thoughts to everyone, got plenty extra hugs if they're needed and Billy is always up for a cuddle if it's required,

T x

DeCor said...

Always like the dramatic look of black and white...another lovely card Congrats to all.

HeatherBCrafty said...

I absolutely am in love with the cards you have been creating lately! Just Gorgeous! Sue, you keep me inspired :)

HeatherBCrafty said...

I absolutely am in love with the cards you have been creating lately! Just Gorgeous! Sue, you keep me inspired :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful cardssss Sue
Gr Karin

iReneM said...


Gorgeous B&W creation, Sue

x