Sunday, 17 January 2016

Many Thanks

Good Sunday morning all!  I embossed a piece of coconut white card with the Quilted Circles Pinpoint embossing folder.  Next I covered a piece of acetate with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and coated it with Mulled Wine gilding flakes.  I used a rubit scrubit pad to refine the flakes and remove the excess.  I cut a frame using the Ornate Pierced  Noble Rectangles using both black card and vintage gold card to create a thinner edge for the frame.  I seated the frame over the gilded background and trimmed away the excess around the underneath of the frame.  I made a flower out of the Perfect Peony, sugared it with Iced Snow then seated it on white tulle.  I added accents cut from the Splendid Swirls and the Faux Quilled leaves.  I topped it off with two matching stick pins.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced flag die set and tucked the end under the floral element.  I completed the card by adding my matching mats and layers and then using white PVA glue to add a frame of dots around the edge.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  9" in size.

The winners of this week's comment game are:

Tracy W!!!
Janice K!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prizes.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card , so beautiful. And opulent.
Congrats to winners.
Daily hugs to Molly Melody and family, Tracey too

hollyberry said...

A beautiful card,really love everything about it.
Congratulations to all the winners.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, beautiful card today, I don't think I have that quilted pin wheel embossing folder, will have to check this one out, I thought I had most of yours.

A little bit of snow on the ground here in Kent but I think that will melt once the sun comes up.

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

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow a very rich opulent card today.
Thank you so much. Sue we have a sprinkling of snow this morning.
Congratulations to the winners.
Take care all in this slippery weather.
Have fun Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful card very classy.

auscrafts said...

Lovely card love the colour of the gilding flakes

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. I know that I'm going to be in the minority today but this card just doesn't "sing" to me, but life would be boring if we all liked the same things. I've never thought of putting gilding flakes on acetate though so that's another technique to go on the "must try" list. Missing you on the Hochanda weekend takeover. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

anne mather said...

Hi Sue

I have just sent for more guilding flakes so will play when they come.
Got no heating today - aghhhh! the boiler won't light and at least 2" of snow.
The forcast is that it will go today - I hope so!
Nice card and congratulations winners. Enjoy!
Anne M xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, love the pin point quilt background.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. The gilding flakes are effective on acetate. Gaining new ideas from the Team on the Takeover too.

carol edwards said...

A nice card Sue. Congratulations to the winners. Poor Anne M, feel for you with no heating at the moment. X

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the gilding flakes and the leaves amd swirls. Lovely card.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
What Can I Say Other Than "I Just Love" "Today's Opulent, Elegant
Rich Outstanding Card" I Love The Tremendous Embossing Folder That
You've Used, Also The Truly Awesome Colour Palette.
I Love How You've Used The Terrific Gilding Flakes Which I Just Love...
Your Beautiful Flowers And Stick Pins.
I'm Loving Watching The Team On Hochanda But Really Miss Seeing You.
Take Great Care My Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs For Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Congratulations 🎉 To This Weeks Comment Gift Winners Enjoy......
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a very rich and opulant looking card a one where you would pay a fortune for in a top end store. Love the guilding flakes on the acetate it gives a beautiful finish to the card and your sugared flowers are always stunning. Congratulations to all the comment winners. Have been watching the take over shows on Hochanda but its not the complete set when your not there, may be next time if they do it again. Take care Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

carol quinn said...

Nice concept, but too dark for my liking
Congratulations to the lucky winners


tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the embossing flakes must get my flakes back out thank you tracyw congratulations to all the winners

Debra Kenworthy said...

This would make a great card for a guy without the floral embellishment. I've not tried gilding flakes on acetate so I must try it.
Congratulations to all the winners today! Debra x

Anonymous said...

Very opulent card Sue., like the e-folder. Congratulations to winners. JJxx

Sylvia Yates said...

I love the effect the gilding flakes give, so opulent. Makes the card look as if a lot of time has been spent to achieve the finish. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Another lovely card! I like how you have made the peony die look like a rose.


Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card, love gilding flakes,
Congratulations to the winners,
Best wishes
Karen M

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue. I especially like the embossing folder and the gorgeous accents. Thank you. Xx

Kate's Cards said...

Gilding flakes make cards look so opulent. xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I've never thought of gilding acetate it's such a brilliant idea another to go on my 'to do' list. I love your card and all the embellishments.
Hugs x
Heather T

dmj from kettering said...

Used my flakes yesterday; they do make a rich looking card,

Doreen x

Barbara Gosden said...

An opulent card Sue. I don't think I've seen that embossing folder before.
B xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
oh how rich this card looks ! Lovely embossing folder and flower too.
congratulations to the winners
enjoy your Sunday
Muriel x

lilian said...

Hi Sue, love the techniques you have used on this card, but not the colour, it's maybe my screen, but looks very dark.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, the rich opulent colours from the gilding flakes match beautifully with your beautiful stick pins. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Love the gilding technique, makes it a warm looking card.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. What a wonderful surprise to find my name amongst the lucky winners! Thank you so much.
A very pretty card that looks so opulent and expensive. I love your pinpoint embossing folders, the added dimension they give looks beautiful.x

Tressa said...

Gilding flakes on acetate eh! Another new technique for me to try. I like this card front a lot. Thank you.


TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, lovely for any occasion. Congratulations to all the winners

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely rich opulent looking card today, love guilding flakes, and now on acetate....beautiful!
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

Jan.moogie said...

Love the idea of using acetate and gilding flakes and would like to do this card with red card and maybe a heart or two for a valentine or wed anniversary. Very elegant card today Sue and that flower is WOW. have a great day, hugs xxxx
ps thanks fro picking my name out in the comment game will be in touch. x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Really like this one. The gilding flakes are beautiful - very rich. Never thought of using them on acetate..
Congratulations to the lucky winners - enjoy your prizes.
Ann you have my sympathy having no heating at this time of year!
Sending love and hugs to all especially, Melody & Tracy., Alison xxxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Fabulous card - love the richness of the Mulled Wine gilding flakes and how you've turned a peony into a rose...

Congratulations to all the winners...


PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very elegant & classy.

Congrats to the winners.


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card - love the gilding flakes. Congrats to the winners :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning once again, love the gilding flakes and colour combo of this card and using my favourite noble dies a winner all round.

Congrats to the winners...

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design it is beautiful. Enjoy your day today. Hugs Jackie

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue
. I love gilding flakes. They make yourcard look so opulent. Love the dies youve used.

congrats to the lucky winners.

Love Val in Spainx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful opulent card. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Anne said...

Beautiful, Sue. I'd never have thought of using gilding flakes on acetate.

Anne (Northampton)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very lovely card love the flowers. love Jean Z xxx

sandy acland said...

Not my colours, but I love what has been done on the card:0)

Sandy (tort)

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is fantasic, love the really opulent look with the gilding flakes, and such a great layout. Congratulations to the comment game winners. Take care in the snow everyone. Bx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Not sure about this one, the background looks too white on my screen!
Still love the Noble Dies!
Raining here in Bristol
Take care
love Marg

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful. I haven't seen the mulled wine flakes yet, but they look lovely and autumnal from your photo. We have snow today so I am spending the day in the warm today catching up on the 'team's' programmes which I have got recorded. SueL x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous card.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners, enjoy !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Annie Pennington said...

Stunning card Sue. I absolutely love your pierced edged die sets. I'm using the square set for my daughter's wedding invitations.

Annie P

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love this card. Would be very good for a man card if you left the flowers off. hoping the snow will go away, I am not a fan.

Love Rosemarie x x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card again ,
Congrats to your winners.
Take care
Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card, love gilding flakes, makes for a very opulent card.
Well done the winners.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, its amazing what those gilding flakes creates a beautiful result. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

The background is gorgeous, and so is the card too!

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the noble rectangle sets and the flower is so pretty.
Congratulations to the winners and thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love it background is brill thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow I love this card I love using the gilding flakes they make such a difference to cards.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Snow here today which my Grandsons are so happy about.
Have a wonderful day

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Stunning Sue, love those frames

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

hettygarlick said...

Beautiful card again Sue. I love the Perfect Peony, but somehow I never seem able to get that lovely "rose" look that you've got here. Must try harder!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very striking card today and I love the look of the gilding flakes on the acetate. I'm never very good at making roses but I do love the peony stamps and am always using them on cards. Congratulations to the three lucky winners today. Best wishes

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue.

Not keen on this one today. Sorry sue.
Love the flower tho!!

Love to all xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful.

Debs A xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue the "corsage" is so very pretty but I find the black frame jars for me and would have preferred it left out or in white. Sorry. Love from Jackie xx

Julie Elli said...

Nice texture and bling combination! Lovely borders too. Thanks for sharing!
Big hug
Julie E

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue.
Well at least I'm trying, so hard to do under the circumstances. It's taken my enthusiasm along with my heart.
Very rich looking card today although I'd love to see it in more delicate colour's I have to admit.
Are you going to showcase any Valentine samples anytime soon as it may help get the mojo up again ready for market if I decide to do it, Andy says I should but it's next Sunday and too close to our journey down to Bham !
We'll see.

Sending my usual hugs to you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning Just love the texture of the background. Must give this a try sometime.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Pam Elder said...

Elegant eye catching creation. Lovely

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the inset looks like luxury marble, such a great technique, thank you so much.

Congratulations to the blog winners.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Love gliding flakes I must remember to use them more often. I do think the black frame is a bit too big so it overpowers but in real life that may not be the case. Good to see stick pins again :)
Thanks for the friend request Yvonne and now I can see what you mean about your handsome boys.
Laine, you area much tougher person than I. There is no way I could manage to shower every day. I admire your fortitude my dear in the face of so many things your health issues throw at you.
Well I didn't get round to crafting yesterday but did end up going through boxes of craft stuff making lists at 1 o'clock in the morning. I had loads of ideas watching Hochanda before that but struggling to recall them now. I want to do a colour cloud background with a four striplet frame though as that's a fab look.
Guess I had better clean myself up and get on with something. Hubby is watching tv in bed so not an energetic household today.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The gilding flakes on acetate is different and I must try it. Gorgeous flower spray. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

my craft cupboard said...

A beautiful card I love everything about it.
I think that the gilding flacks in the middle look awesome!
sharon :)

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card. The background is nice. I have close to 25 cards I need to finish and your inspiration is most's difficult to keep my brain from going into neutral when I have so many cards to make. LOL Thank you so much. Jan D., Florida, USA

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, I like the background too. I have gilding flakes, and I never know when to use them, you have given me inspiration to use them more often now.

Congratulations to the winners.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the embossing folder and flower arrangement but although I also love gilding flakes I'm afraid this card isn't for me. Not sure if it is the large black frame but it just hasn't clicked with me. So sorry.

Congratulations to the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.

The snow stopped last night and although the main roads are clear today there is still an awful lot of the white stuff lying around. At least we have heating, Anne M I feel for you!


CraftyJo said...

Hmmm, splitting opinions on this one today :) I'm with the group that's not too sure about it, think perhaps there's too much contrast between the black and the white, it may have suited a cream, or darker, base card better. Still, you can't please all of the people all of the time :D

Lesley Cann said...

Joining the group that is not sure on this one it is a little dark for me but love the idea of the gilding flakes on the acetate must give it a try.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, the black sets off the gilding perfectly. The corsage is equisite, as usual. All in all, a stunningly elegant card.
Hugs, Rose

America said...

Hi SUE! This is striking in details, layers and florals. So beautiful with that gorgeous gilded background. WOW! I must remember to use those more. :) This black/white/cream/golds is a color combo is quite classy. One of my faves to combine.

iReneM said...

A stunning card, Sue.

Gilding flakes are luscious


Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I was so taken with the beautiful embossing on the background I almost missed looking at the actual card! I love what you've done with the perfect peony to make such a beautiful 3D flower, it's stunning. A wonderful start for this week's cards. Thanks so much for sharing.
Bejay x

Paula said...

This is a lovely card Sue, how I wish I knew where you got your inspiration from! The whole thing goes together so wonderfully, I love the colours even if there is no blue in it! :)
Congratulations to the winners.
Paula x

Lisbeth said...

Good afternoon Sue. Love today's card. Such a clean design and so smart it would make a good choice for a man's card if you changed the embellishment. What do you think?


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Not a fan of gilding flakes I am afraid but I love the rwst of the card

nzillingworth said...



Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the gilding flakes on acetate, haven't tried this before so must give it a go

Congratulations to all the comment game winners

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Aspiring crafter said...

A fabulous gilded card Sue, looks stunning,

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & friends
Very opulent Todays card but think I woul like it done in softer colours I might try that in the week maybe.
Very cold today but bright.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratlations to the comment winners

Love & Hug's TRACY Wheelybad Billy TOB THERESA Melody Francis & MOLLY xxx

Barbara thinking of you always love & Hug's for you & all you family your in my

Hug's for all friends xx & everyone xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Nice card. maybe just a hint to dark but like
the idea with gilding flakes on acetate.

Congrats to all comment winners.

Tracy- hope you are doing alright,sending hugs to you.
Lorraine - hope you getting there. Are Brodie and Darcey
behaving themselves, are they going out in the snow ?
Yvonne- take care and have a nice Sunday.

Keep warm and take care if going out as lot of UK
has got some snow. To all Wilsonette's and to my
special friends,
hugs Maria x

Tracy Stitt said...

I'm doin fine chick. 4th round of chemo on Tuesday. Different drug this time so a new set of symptoms to deal with. So 2 more to go thank goodness then radio therapy to follow.
Thanks for asking x

Yorks butterfly said...

Great Card Sue. Love the background with the Gilding Flakes and the Peony and swirl just
finish this card off beautifully

Jean said...

Gorgeous card!

terrie said...

Great looking card...I like the gilded flakes as a background....tfs well done Sue
Congrats to the weekly winners...

craftynanna jo widnes said...

A beautiful card, I love guilding flakes and need to use them more often, well done to the weekly comment winners, hugs Johanna

ursula said...

I absolutely adore this card, I love gilding flakes and this makes such a beautiful background....thanks Sue, well done to the winners....luv Ursula xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card, I like the simplicity. I love guilding flakes, they are always a winner. With a tweek I think this would make a fabulous male Card. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Jan.moogie, Tracy W and Janice K.

Best wishes

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. I do like the gilding flakes. gives you a different look each time
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Well, Sue, I'm loving it! Will definitely try a 'take' on this one, have most of the ingredients except the EF, peony and flags but can compromise. Great to see the FQ leaves again - another favourite.
Couldn't get yesterday's video to play ah well.
Janet - ecco - good to see you back - what news?? Still scoffing your Friday pastries?
Norah - last two comments really had me laughing. Take it you're not now going to live in your Mother's house as planned?
Well done to Alwsys Learning and the comment winners.
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Eunice said...

This is such a no fuss type of card, in my opinion just great for the males on ones list. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

Tami Grant said...

Beautiful card Sue. The gilding flakes really adds in depth and elegance.

barbara macaskill said...

What a lovely card!! The gilding flakes really POP off the page and the flower is so dainty and beautiful! TFS!

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sie, great technique, makes a really lovely card.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, very rich and opulent looking. Have enjoyed the takeover on Hochanda but have two complaints, too much xmas and no Sue Wilson!!!!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and those colours are fabulous Sue
Gr Karin

Littlelamb said...

Like this technique. Must give it a try.

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous background with the gilding flakes, love this card

DeCor said...

A really beautiful card Sue. I can't wait to try to make this one. Thank you so much Sue. Hope you have had a great weekend .

liz spooner said...

Love gilding flakes Sue and the card is stunning.xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card.

Congrats to the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love your card today but it is a little dark for me and I would prefer the background to be a bit lighter. I am looking forward to getting out my stash and trying something similar. I love the iced snow peony, faux leaves and swirls!
Lesley S x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Stunning card today, would be great colours for a man's card - without the fancy bits!!!
Congratulations to the comment winners.
Keep warm if you can folks.
love Maureen xxx

Theresa Pace said...

lush, opulent card. those gilding flakes are awesome, hugs xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a striking card to end the week with- I have to say that I don't agree with the critisism of the black frame, I love using black as a feature in my cards because it makes a bold statement...the only difference I would make to this delightful card is to replace the coconut white card with cream, just a personal preference of mine. I will definitely be recreating this card, I adore the gilding flakes technique on the acetate and how lovely to see our perennial favourites, the stick pins and accenting 3D rose- they really finish off a card most beautifully.
Well, the snow is staying the course but it didn't stop my Mum, brother and niece travelling to Glasgow for the day, I meanwhile opted to have a lie in and a quiet day in the warmth of my toasty lounge:-)snow is lovely to look at but me and excessive cold don't make happy bedfellows! After a bit of's Sunday, and I felt an obligation...I decided to try and have a little read of a novel I just purchased- I used to be a voracious reader but ever since my head injury I struggle to concentrate and retain information so I don't tend to read anything longer than a newspaper article nowadays. However, I was given this book about angels and I find the subject just fascinating so I thought there's no harm in giving it a go. If you read it with an open mind it can be a rather uplifting topic and so far so good, the brain is like any muscle, it needs excercise or it becomes atrophied ...and I need all the help I can get in that department:-)
Maria, Darcey and Brodie are still keeping me on my toes- Brodie is like an excited toddler when it snows, he is fascinated by it and frolicks quite happily until the cold gets the better of him, he would appreciate a little furry body warmer to keep out the chills I think...and a pair of sheepskin booties:-)
Lorraine, I appreciate the compliment but I don't deserve your admiration, we all do the absolute best that we can under the circumstances, incl. you, and as such I don't think that I do anything that you wouldn't in my position but thanks anyway, you are so kind.
Tracy, thinking of you this week as you reach the closing stages of your treatment, you're doing wonderfully honey, hope the side effects are to a mini mumxxxx
Hugs to Yvonne, Beth, Rebecca, jan, Saba, Theresa, Linda,melody and Molly , hope you are all well. Hugs to all my other Wilsonette buddies tooxxxx

Love and crafty hugs


Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Guilding flakes who doesn't like them? A great card.

Jane Franklin said...

Love the use of the gilding flakes, it always gives a rich look. Great. Best wishes to all. Jxxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely cards, the gilding flakes on the acetate are great and the colours are beautiful.
Congratulations to all the winners
Love Diane G xxxx
Tracey you are doing so well with your treatment, keep smiling sweetheart xxx

Laura O said...

lovely card ,great flower, Laura O

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Tried using gilding wax for the first time in December last year and have to say think the result is so effective. It makes cards look so rich and opulent and this creation is no exception. I thing with different embellishments it would make a striking mans card x
Roast beef family dinner followed by apple crumble and cream. George back from Somerset just in time for dinner so we all managed to sit down together (quite rare). Mother in law, sister in law and nephew here as well. Really lovely but feeling like I am ready for bed so after commenting that is where I will be heading x
Well done to the winners x
NORAH - I love Nanny Mcphee x
LINDA - I told you they were handsome!! That picture was taken more than 5 years ago. even more handsome now. I will be checking your pics out in due time - like I said I am nosey x
'P' IN WALES - wow 103 is a marvellous age. 450 miles is an awfully long way in one day but got to be done for someone of that age x
ANNE - you poor thing. Why do boilers always decide to conk out in the Winter?
LORRAINE - glad you agree with me about my gorgeous boys x
MARIA - hope you have had a lovely Sunday as well x
LAINE - I thought I was being picky but it appears that you shared my thoughts on the selection of dies. I as trying to be upbeat in my comment yesterday and disguise my disappointment by congratulating myself on not making a purchase. I was also beginning to doubt my powers of imagination when I was trying desperately hard to see flowers instead of snowflakes. No matter how much effort it was just not happening. Still watched most of it and picked up some handy hints.
Did you see when Charlie managed to smudge the pattern on the MDF? If you saw it you will know what I am talking about - is it wrong to say that I found it quite funny?
I don't post very much on facebook these days but use it to satisfy my overwhelming desire to see who is doing what, when. Are your e mail details which are connected to your facebook details correct? If not update them so I can abuse you in a private message - lol.
Know what you mean about lack of concentration. My avid reading days are no more since being diagnosed with CFS. It is so frustrating - nothing better than a good book to lose yourself in x
Bedtime now so nite all.
Crafty hugs

Sandy G said...

Stunning card Sue. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to the winners.

Nicola Belshaw said...

Pretty card and the crystals finish it off nicely x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love it. Really pretty.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Really like the look of the richness of this card, also loving the embossing folder
Marlene O xx

Di said...

Beautiful rich colours of the gilding, so elegant, would make a good card for a guy too. The background embossing looks great too.
Di B. x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, LOVE todays card. This EF is gorgeous,
I just love everything about today's gift.
Thank you for sharing.
Sending crafty hugs. Love Brenda xxx

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the gilded background!! Gorgeous!!
Moxie Craftie

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today Sue. I must buy some new flakes, mine are all tiny pieces and yours are lovely chunky pieces more striking. Lovely!

Big Hugs :-)

Tina XX

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, I just love the gilding flakes on acetate.

Laine you will have to put some pics of Brodie and Darcey on facebook, I love would love to see them. I too find angels fascinating there is one particular book called "Angels in my Hair" by Lorna Byrne which I enjoyed reading.

Linda xx

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous design. I'd probably substitute brown for the black frame but that's just my preference for a slightly softer colour. Love the gilding flakes and the stick pins.
Congratulations to the winners.
Take care everyone.

IVY Cheong said...

Wow this card is so beautiful,and classy would be very proud to receive one like this. Love, Ivy xx