Sunday, 24 January 2016

Thinking Of You

Good Sunday morning all!  I had a request for this card and thought it would make a nice addition to a Sunday blog post!  I decided to go with a black and white colour scheme since it seemed to go well with the retro feel to this card.  I used the Intertwining Circle mini Striplet and cut it twice out of white and one out of black card.  I backed each of the striplets with the opposite colour that I cut them in.  Next I used just the outer cutting die to cut three even boxes in another piece of coconut white card.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it on to another piece of white card.  I recessed each of the striplets into the cut outs, alternating the colours to create my background.  I cut the Zoe die out of black and backed it with black then cut the centre out to create a frame.  I stamped my sentiment then seated the frame over it and added it to the centre of the card.  I completed the card with black and white mats and my usual pierced edge.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  9" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Chris Curry!!!
Hazel Young!!!
June Horrocks!!!

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

Just a little note, but tomorrow starts the first die launch for 2016 on the blog.  You may have seen them already on some of your favourite shop's websites.  I will be giving away one of each of the die designs like always.  Hope to see you there, the fun starts at 6am!   All for now, Sue x





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158 comments:

Pam said...

Love the black and white simplicity and elegance.
Congrats to comments winners.
Looking forward to seeing the new launch displayed by you.
Hugs to Melody, Francis, Tracey and all who want one.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you. I like this type of card it is suited to all occasions.
So looking forward to seeing your new dies in action, Thank you.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care all Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful striking monochrome card.
Have seen the new dies,they look amazing as ever.
Congratulations to the winners.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful looking forward
To seeing what you haft been making

Debs A xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful looking forward
To seeing what you haft been making

Debs A xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, elegant and stunning. Looking forward to seeing what you create with your new dies.
Congratulations to all the winners. Sue XXX

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab die, this one is on my wish list.

Anonymous said...

Really like the retro feel of this striplet, Sue, and very striking in monochrome - such a crisp look. Love it.
Oh my another few days of lusting mayhem ahead!! Lucky us.
Well done to the comment winners.

'P' in Wales

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card, you just can't go wrong with black and white.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love black and white and striplet dies
Congratulations to the winners
Looking forward to seeing what you do with your new collection
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I've recently bought this die and love it. Blogathon tomorrow. Bring it on! Can't wait to see how you've used your new dies.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
What an elegant design
Would be great for male cards, I can also see this in shades of cream and brown
Pat x

Carolyn B said...

Love this die, it's so useful for the guy cards!
Carolyn B x

Anonymous said...

Black and white always elegant Sue. Congratulations to winners. Look forward to start of launch tomorrow. JJxx

carol edwards said...

Great card Sue and so versatile. Congratulations to the winners x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card still a fan of monochrome. Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Great monochrome card! Can't wait for the new dies and to see how you've used them.
Congratulations to the card winners! Debra x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
I love this card and the monochrome look. I also love the circles striplet die set, I particularly like the striplet die sets they are so versatile.
Congratulations to the winners.
I look forward to seeing your new dies and what can be made with them.
Happy Sunday
Maggie

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies can not wait for tomorrow to see the new dies thank you tracyw x congratulations to all the winners

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous black and white, modern, any occasion card. Love it.
Congratulations to the winners.
Like everyone, so looking forward to seeing what you have created with the new release dies Sue, very exciting

Have a lovely Sunday- I did, I made cards nearly all day :-)

Muriel x

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Sylvia Yates said...

Wow now that's what I call different Sue. Great card for a man. Thank you Sue. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Chris Curry said...

This is a smart, elegant card that can be used for a man or woman. I got this striplet recently and love it. Thank you Sue, and I'm thrilled to be a winner of the comment picks. Xx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Black and white is so smart. This is a great card for men and I have used this die for my 6 year old grandson in blue and white and he was thrilled with it.
Can't wait to see how you use the new dies - it will show me which ones to buy!
Congratulations winner!
Anne M xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a little beauty. Love this striplet as its a very versatile die to have in our collection and you cant go wrong with black and white as it always looks very elegant and classy. Congratulations to all the comment winners. Looking forward to seeing your stunning samples for the release of your new dies tomorrow. Pen and paper to the ready lol.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is so '60's' I love it! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with the dies from your new launch. My favourite changes on a daily basis lol! You make it so hard to choose you get better with every launch.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous it does have a lovely retro feel. I am looking forward to seeing the new dies it is all very exciting. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
think the new dies always look better when you have cut them or made a card, that usually helps me to pick a favourite! Good Luck with the offical Sue launch and looking forward to it tremendously. x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
I love this card, it works really well in black and white.
Looking forward to the new die launch.
B xx

Jan on the Fosse said...


Love this striplet card. I have this die must give it a go.Like the retro look great for teenagers( in bright colours)
Jan

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love monochrome xx hazel

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, I got this die for Christmas & haven't stopped using it!

Congrats to the winners.

Michele

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Love this card. I recently purchased this die and have found it very useful.

Love
Roz.x

gwen70 said...

Really must get this die, wonderful card. Looking forward to the new launch

Aspiring crafter said...

This is a great die Sue and on my wish list !
Super card !
XxRuth
Happy Sunday all, Sue hope you are well!

marg said...

Hello Sue
I have this Die and it does make nice cards for men!
Love you're card today!
Another launch! you must work so hard releasing these so soon!
take care
Love Marg

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this is a stunning card, fabulous in black and white but would look great in other colours. Great for a man card. Have seen all your new dies and am looking forward to seeing what you do with them. See you at 6am.

Love Rosemarie x x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love this die - I've already made half-a-dozen birthday cards with it, or rather the cards more or less made themselves as the die is so striking even when used plainly as you've done here just using contrasting cardstock colours...

Congratulations to the Comment Game winners...

Looking forward to the new dies launch tomorrow - I deliberately don't trawl the internet looking for them as I love the surprise when each new set is revealed with it's demo card during your launch...

Izzy

rosiejt said...

Love the Circle Striplet die set. Wow! Looking forward to tomorrow's die launch.

Diane said...

Hi Sue
I wasn't sure about this die but the more I see it being used it is growing on me. I like it in black and white - it is giod for a mans card.
Thank you for sharing. Oh my goodness new dies! Very excited but I haven't touched on the last set yet!
Congratulations to all the winners.
Love Diane G xxxxx

Tressa said...

A beautiful card. Like many of the above I like the monochrome look and this die lends itself to it perfectly. Someone mentioned a retro look and my mind went immediately to a combination of orange and brown, which ladies of a certain age will remember from the seventies wallpapers that were all the rage!!!

Teresa

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card sue, looking forward to your new dies
Congratulations to the lucky winners
Carol

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card! This circles die is certainly growing on me .
Congratulations to the comment winners!
Anne xo

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely die and a stinging card

Anne

TDQ Karen said...

On I really like this circles striplet, stunning in black and white.

Congratulations to all the winners

Crisco said...

Love the way you've arranged this card ...

Pat said...

Lovely card. I like the alternating black and white. :)

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue. I love the arrangements of this card and often do similar with your othe striplets after seeing you demo it.
congrats to the winners.
Looking forward to the launch tomorrow.
Love Val in Spain x

June Horrocks said...

Good morning sue just like Christmas when I saw my name thank you sue this card is one of my favourites love it.
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

STELLA MUNN said...

Hi Sue - this is a lovely idea for many occasions, male or female. We all know how difficult the men are.......in sooooo many ways!!!!! The circle striplet is on my 'wanted' list. Thank you for the inspiration once again. Xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, love the black and white. Looking forward to seeing your creations with the new dies :-) Congratulations to the winners. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I'm loving this monochrome look. So suitable for quick cards and men's too. Don't know why it's taking me so long to buy it, but it is now top of my list and I'm going to order it today before I'm tempted with your new dies. So excited to see what you have in store for us! Congratulations to the three lucky winners today. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Anne said...

Another great card. This is striplet is ideal for those difficult "men" cards.

Anne (Northampton)

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, I love black & white combination. This card could suit any occasion. Looking forward to seeing your launch of your dies. Congratulations to all the winners. Yvonne xx

Jan.moogie said...

A really in-trend look to this card Sue cant go wrong, love it. Have a great day, Hugsxx Would like to thank you for my winning stamps which arrive the other day as they are fabulous and just what I needed, how did you know.xxxxxxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Think this mini striplet die is just brilliant and has a definite masculine edge, particularly when using monochrome colours. This post is right up my street.

Julie Elli said...

This is lovely Sue! Very different and the circles can be used for everyone!
Great news about more dies but not for my purse lol.
Congratulations to this weeks winners!
Big hug
Julie E

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very striking card both in colour and design.
Looking forward to another blog die launch and to seeing more fantastic design inspiration with them.
Congratulations to the winners.x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, this striplet is one of my favourites, very modern and young. Love the black and white. Can't wait to see what you've done with your beautiful new dies.
Hugs, Rose

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Love this card and the monochrome look.looking forward to seeing your new dies. Congratulations to this week's prize winners.xx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

I love this die and have only used it a couple of times. How nice to see another option.

Thanks

Jan

sandy acland said...

A stunning card, I love black and white cards.

Sandy (tort)

Bente Sørflaten said...

A great card, like your colour combo :))
And the striplet die for the background is so beautiful and versatile!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card ,thank you for all the hard work you put into bringing us these cards everyday. love. Jean Z xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely black and white card, love the simple elegance of this one.
Looking forward to seeing your new dies in use.
To the winners enjoy your prize.
Lydia
X

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue really like this die and the monochrome looks so effective. Tomorrow sounds exciting. Love from Jackie xx

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today the Intertwining circle min striplet looks fab especially when it is used as in the card you have made today.

Thank you.

Congratulations to the winners this week.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

dmj from kettering said...



Do you know, I think all the striplets are my favourites!!!!





Doreen x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a stunner todays card is, I love the monochrome and the dies are wow, got to try this one.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Looking forward to the blog next week with your new dies and stamps

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

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.
I love monochrome and this is no exception it's stunning.

More dies for the wish list when I've not even got around to using mychristmas ones that I got. I'll get there eventually after all it is my retirement hobby to be might as well stock the stash lol. 27 years to go. Congrats to the winners for all of this week.

Well ladies I thought the body pains would be away by today (chemo was on tues). But nope.
Thought I'd be ok as I'm used to having back pain but by George this is worse as its all over. But on a plus note at least I've not felt sick.
I can't seem to do anything it's just wiped me clean out. I'll get there!!! Xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, another beautiful card!!! Can't wait to see new dyes!!!
Congratulations to all the winner's!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card again ,i so love the striplet dies.
Well done to your winners.
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is lovely I like the alternating colours.
Beverley W

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, very retro.
Looking forward to your die launch. Congratulations to the comment winners.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful monochrome card.

Karen Drew said...

I love this striplet die and the way you have used it in the monochrome
Looking forward to seeing how you are going to use your new dies
luv
Karen xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very retro looking card. Love this die. Am so looking forward to your die launch tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love this stunning card. I liked this die as soon as I saw it, and I haven't changed my mind!!!
Congratulations to the comment winners.
love to all
Maureen xxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I like the card but would use different colours as I do not like black.
Regards,
Evis M.

my craft cupboard said...

Beautiful card Sue, this card would also work very well for a male.
I do love the striplet!
sharon :)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Elegant with a 60's look with the background. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
beautiful card...
I have this circle striplet which is fantastic because it´s so special.

I sneaked a peek and I have to say: AMAZING NEW DIES!!!!!!!!

Rolf xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the wilsonettes,
Sorry Sue this one isn't one for me but your card would be nice for a man which we always struggle with. The design reminds me of those hideous wallpapers and things that they brought out for your home in the late 60's early 70's. It could also be the constellations of the planets so would do fine for a child who was into exploring the galaxy as well but just not for me, sorry flower.
Congratulations to all the winners of this weeks comment game i hope that you have fun with your prize.
Well i am trying to keep my eyes open after another night of seeing all the hours and it is not that nice here and the clouds are deciding to have a rest on the top of my hills once more so i will say good bye for now sending hugs to all our Wilsonettes that could do with them. Tracey flower i hope you are feeling a bit better today as i know this new chemo drug is knocking you for a six so sending you hugs to just let you know that you are thought about.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, with the fantastic mini intertwining Striplet, a really lovely striplet.
I am so looking forward to the new die launch and seeing how you will use them. I have been trying to save some money so that I can treat myself, although I know that I will have to add some to my wish list as well.
Wendyx

sued99 said...

I love the clean lines of this card. Looking forward to seeing your new die launch tomorrow.

Susan Battensby said...

Love it, very striking retro look. x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dear Friend Sue,
Today's Card Is Truly Tremendous, Elegangant, And Rich,
I So...... Love Black And White Together I Have A Card To Make For My Hairdresser
Birthday And She's Only Young So Somthing Like This Would Be Just So.... Very Perfect,
Well I've Seen Your Awesome New Collection And I've Already Come Up With A
List Of Wants, Your Dies Go From Strengh To Strengh I'm So Very Much In Awe Of You, I Applaud Everything You Do!!!!!
Thank You In Anticipation On The Arrival Of Your New Collection.
Plus Yesterday I Was Checking Out My Foundation Card Stock Levels
I Need To Order More Basic Colours Plus I Can't Remember Whether I Mentioned But I
Found Some Terrific Wedding Stamps That Phill Martin Has Designed, For My Wedding Card, So The List Just Continues
To Grow Lol!!!!!!
I've Been So Very Busy Card Making I Was Gutted Yesterday As I Made A Card Using Justrite Stamps
Which Are Fabulous After I'd Finished I Noticed I Had A Couple Of Dirty Marks On The Front Of My Card
Then I Noticed Within The Stamp Set There Was A Small Bee Stamp Just Terrific For Covering Up A Clumsy
Mark, It Worked A Treat.
Warmest Wishes To Your Wonderful Mom And Of Course Colin
My Thoughts Are Also With Heather, I Do Hope She Is O.K. In New York It Looks Horrendous In Certain Places!!!!
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Congratulations To All The Very Lucky Comment Winners Enjoy!!!!!
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
🎨✂️ Carry On Creating 🎨✂️

SueJ said...

Just love this card, suitable for everyone.
Congrats to the winners.
Looking forward to Monday, you are very generous with you dies Sue, thank you.

CraftyJo said...

Love everything about this :)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I thought this card was so fabulous when I saw it on your last shows on Hochanda that I left a comment the next day asking if you would show it on your blog, so hey wishes do come true😃😃😃 Can't wait to see your new collection or more important what you make with them

Tracy you will get there, positive hugs from me

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

marie severn said...

I have this die Sue, it is so versatile. I love this card in black and white. Marie x

Anonymous said...

Love this card...another one that would work well for a guy. BRAVO!!! Jan D., Florida, USA

Rosemary Stickland said...

Great card Sue, I love black and white cards.
Rosemary xx

Scottydog said...

A very striking, elegant,, classy card Sue. I love the monochrome cards, although I know some don't!
Can't wait for tomorrow to see your new designs from the new dies. Bring it on as they say!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I really like this card! I have the die but only got it fairly recently and so far have just cut it out!! I just have to do that!
The black and white is stunning . I love it.
Looking forward to seeing what you make with your new dies! I'm always going to be very good - until I see them!!
Tracy - sounds like a pretty awful week! I hope next week isn't so bad! You made me laugh about retirement! I hate to tell you but I have less free time now - either that or I use it badly!! Keep hanging in there!
Love to all those who are suffering or caring for others.
Xxx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Need this striplet! I confess, it's one that has grown on me. I love the monochrome look and this suits it so well. By the way, a nod to yesterday's fab card, black and teal looked amazing. Looking forward to seeing the latest dies... all I can say is thank goodness it's my birthday later this week, I will check in as much as I can.I still need to go and update my list of dies and folders as the last list I made is over a year old.

Tracy, I'm sorry you feel so rough, sending hugs, tea, sympathy and a blanket to huddle under xxx

Lorraine, enjoy your purchases, in case I was awol a belated happy birthday xxx

Molly, sending hugs to all the family xxx

Marg, Maria, Lynda, Alimecca and Yvonne, big hugs and thanks. The week caught up with me yestetday... a migraine and a flake out meant I slept through most of the afternoon, evening and night. Feeling a bit like I have a hangover today! Billy spent most of that time cuddled up with me bless him, such a soppy dog!

Mr W will be here with the shopping soon so I'd better go. Sending hugs to absolutely everyone, have plenty to spare so take what you need.

T x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
SOMETHING ABOUT BLACK AND WHITE, ALWAYS LOOKS SO GOOD. FAB CARD REALLY POPS.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I hope you are sitting down because - I actually really like this card! The die is very reminiscent of the 60's, a time I remember well and I love the design. Looking forward to your launch tomorrow and seeing what you have created.

Yvonne G, Wheely Bad & Tracy - hope you all start feeling better very soon.

Tressa - yes, I remember! I'm sure we had something similar in our dining room :-)

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

Frances

Littlelamb said...

Hopefully I can leave a message today. Yesterday Google wouldn't let me leave a message or sign in. Love this card today. I also made a black and white one yesterday . Very pleased with it. Looking forward to see what you do with the new dies tomorrow.

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

Love this card and think the white and black is perfect for the striplet you have used. I always think that this colour combo works for male or female cards.

Looking forward to the new die launch on your blog and am getting my purse ready!

Lol Barbara W xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the contemporary look of this one

Sandra said...

Hi Sue and friends,
Now Sue,you will laugh at this coincidence, I have started featuring a 'Sketch Challenge' on my blog each week and today I show all the cards that the ladies sent in for the challenge, I am not kidding when I say it lookjs like you have taken part in vthe challenge, your card fits perfectly, we have also featured this same striplet die quite a bit too, resulting in some ladies deciding that they 'need' this die in their collection. Its amazing how seeing 1 card can change your mind about a die!
Thank you food the inspiration Sue,
Hugs
Sandra xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue

I am liking the more simple cards that you are making at the moment, although they are still larger than the ones I like making, and I will admit that I never use as many layers. But then I always make folded cards, and the largest is usually A5, I have made a couple which are a bit bigger,and I am just in the middle of making one which is A4 size. It is to be an anniversary card for my husband, I will try to send a picture when it is done.
Margaret xxx

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card and i,m sure the new dies will be stunning, xxx

iReneM said...


So CAS and elegant :)

Particularly like how you have alternated the B&W striplets.


x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
This die is on my wish list and I love the way you've used it in b&w. I'm thinking this would make a great 'male' card, even if instead of b&w you used autumnal colours.
Looking forward to the new launch :)
Bejay x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great male card.
I can't wait to see your new collection in action!
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a fab card !! I love your idea of alternating the coloured strips and then foam mounting a white frame over the top. A great background idea !! Lots of possibilities using lots of different colours of card. I love your circles mini striplet dies. Another one on my wish list !! Your Zoe dies look fab to Sue. I really love the pattern this die creates when cut. I think it is very pretty. This is a fab card to make for a man. Thank you for sharing Sue.
Yesterday's card looks fab to !! I actually have the Ornate Octagon dies so I will have to have a go at making my own version of this one. It is lovely.
Take care Sue. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love and best wishes to everyone today from Tres x x x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love love love it The striplet was out of stock when I tried to order it. Going to keep trying.

barbara macaskill said...

Your black and white cards always make my heart happy!!1 Well, actually all of your cards do but the b/w ones add a little bigger happiness!
You should have a challenge once a month where you pick someone who chooses 2 or 3 dies for you to use to create a card. Maybe even allow them to choose the color palette also. Just and idea!
Have a great day and I look forward to the new dies being revealed! TFS!

Jane Franklin said...

Just the right amount of contrast but would change the black sentiment. I'm sorry but not a fan of cards with dominant black. Looking forward to the die releases.
Congrats to the winners and best wishes all. Jxxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Afternoon Sue, what a fabulous male card that design would make, love it. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card today made with the striplet die. Love the black and white theme. Congratulations to the comment winners.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Very striking card love the black and white.

Congrats to the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Eunice said...

Truly enjoy when you do your black and white cards! This card could definitely be for a male, always looking for those cards!! Congrats to the winners. Thanks for the great ideas

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card in black and white Sue
Gr Karin

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Apologies for being absent for a couple of days, had a spate of seizures but feeling almost normal again:-), it looks like I've missed a couple of beauties predominantly featuring a personal favourite colour scheme, black. I watched yesterday's video and was very impressed with the finished results and the fact that you are encouraging us not to neglect our older dies.
Today's card is so retro and whilst I am too young to remember the seventies clearly, the trauma of our orange and brown wallpaper in the kitchen and the flocked effort in the lounge have scarred me for life! This die lends itself to similar colours for a truly vintage look, ideal for the fussy amongst us ie men, who can't appreciate a bit of ribbon, the odd flower or stick pins....imbeciles!:-)
I am so excited about your blog launch tomorrow that I will surely have difficulty sleeping tonight- whilst I have had a sneaky peek, nothing compares to seeing your own personal interpretation of the delights on offer. I never make a definite decision about my favourites until after your launch but I am afraid, very afraid, that my list will now be so gargantuan that it would be easier walking to the moon and back than working my way to the end of it:-( I will enjoy the proceedings immensely nontheless!
I've had an embarrassingly idle day today, my mum is out with my brother and nephew so I've had the house to myself barring two sleeping moggies- I did ponder polishing the leather sofas but quickly thought twice and decided to try and read that novel I started last week. The mental strain has left me feeling wiped out though which is so annoying, maybe it was too soon after my fits methinks....
Should have done more of that cross stitch that is staring ominously at me from across the room- my poor excuse was that the quality of light was sub standard even with the lights on...at this rate it'll be my mums 80 the before I get it finished!
Tracy, so sorry to hear that you are in pain but you're so right, nausea is much harder to contend with- you have such a refreshing attitude to the whole experience, we can all take a leaf out of your book.xx
Wheely Bad, those migraines are a royal pain in the bum! I usually get them before a seizure so I can really empathise with your battle. Our furry friends are such a comfort when we're under the weather though, Billy will sense you need him close by. Hope today is brighter for youxx
Yvonne, what a shame that you've been suffering too honey, it's no fun being wiped out after doing a few chores, sometimes you wonder if it's worth having a clean house and crease less clothes...it's a no brainier for me though, I'd rather be a physical wreck and have a spotless house, I continued to Hoover even with a double fracture on my knee cap and a cast up to my crotch!:-)
Sorry I've not messaged you yet on Facebook, not trying to avoid you...despite your dodgy reputation and even dodgier profile pictures....just been a bit under the weather. Be in touch soon my dearxxxx
Missing Beth, Rebecca and deb c, hope you are all well, get in touch soon girlsxxxx
Cuddles to Maria, thanks for asking about Brodie and Darcey. They are well despite their impending trip to the vet and Brodies two escapes yesterdayxxxx
Hugs to Lorraine, jan Theresa, melody, Saba and anyone else under the weather or needing a boostxxx

Crafty hugs

Lainexxxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I always like monochrome colour Cards and this is no exception. I love the reversal of the colours for the centre panel, easy but very effective. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Chris Curry, Hazel Young and June Horrocks.

Best wishes

Lesley Cann said...

Love this card but not in black and white. Have made it in other colours and it makes a great male card. Looking forward to tomorrow.

Annie Pennington said...

Fab card Sue. I love this circles die. It's on the top of my wish list

Annie P
xx

Janet Wilson said...

Very striking card, love the contrasts

Lorraine Freeman said...

Love today's card and I love that striplet but now I have three do I really need another? I have seen some of the new dies but seeing them on here is the best :)
I have not used my notebook so can't comment on everyone, sorry.
I have lost my mojo which is ridiculous with all my lovely new things but my brain is all over the place at the moment so crafting is taking a back seat.
I am trying to do my exercises, sort out money and get our food shopping under control. There is only so much I can do but I want to be more disciplined.
Going to watch Labyrinth so will leave you now.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Monochrome is always a favourite of mine and this is no exception....stunning.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

HeatherBCrafty said...

I see this die as a retro type for cards. Has me thinking.....

HeatherBCrafty said...

I see this die as a retro type for cards. Has me thinking.....

ursula said...

Oh I just love monochrome and this card is lovely...I also have this striplet die, so hey ho, another idea to try....thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, I bought this die after seeing the card on TV. It is really striking. Thank you

Lisbeth

liz spooner said...

Love this design.xx

karenlotty said...

Beautiful striking card. I had this die for Christmas and need to play. I now have the inspiration. I love how you've used both of dies for the sentiment in the same colour

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Really like this card and love the striplets - it is one of two dies that I bought from the last collection and it is so useful for a range of cards especially for the pesky miles!
Congratulations yo the lucky winners.
Tracy really sorry to hear you're having such a torrid time - sending love and hugs xx
Wheely - I know exactly what you mean about feeling like you've got a hangover!! Xx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Hi Sue. Just love this especially in black and white. I bought the die after seeing John' creations at Julia sale a couple of weeks ago. Used it several times since. Looking forward to the launch..
Jan
Northampton

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Love this circle die, you can do so much with it. I like the black and white too.

Looking forward to your new die launch tomorrow.

Well done the winners.

Chris Curry!!!
Hazel Young!!!
June Horrocks!!!

Love n hugs from Dorothy at Baldock



Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
Love this monogram card, have this die so must give it a go.
Ginnie x

Tami Grant said...

I love this card! The black and white is elegant but it's also simple.

Theresa Pace said...

i knew i should have bought the striplet today. this card is spectacular, . oh i do love black and white, hugs xx

IVY Cheong said...

Good evening Sue, another beautiful black and white favourite of mine. Hope you had a relaxing weekend, Ivy xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Good evening Sue, what a lot of wonderful cards you have shown us this week, I'm not sure where the week has gone and how I missed catching up with them! I particularly liked Wednesday's card, the colours and the die are all gorgeous. Well I don't think I will be able to comment much again this week, but will try and catch as many of your die posts as I can, good luck to every one and I eagerly await your new creations x

Dawn Holben said...

Another beautiful card Sue, I really love the design of this die and card.
and I must say I absolutely love it in black & white.
It is going to be fantastic for so many cards including those difficult men's cards.
I don't know if is just me that find men's ones so difficult to do especially the men who don't have any specific interest.
Can't wait for the launch, I have seen them and ordered one but I so want to see
them on here and on your beautiful creations.

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. Black and white always a winner but could be played with to create so many different variations. Brilliant for men - got a sort of retro vibe to it methinks
Oh my goodness - on a scale of 1-10 how excited am I for tomorrow's fabulous ground breaking monumental launch??!! Well at least a 20. Still feeling pretty grotty with this 'bug' so news like that is a cheering tonic x
Not my usual long comment (yippee I hear you cry). As I said not feeling too good so struggling a bit today.
Lots of love to everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

ang said...

Lovely card fabulous inspiration, looking forward to the new release the new Australian background is already calling me. Angxx

Pat James said...

Hi sue,
It's been a while since iv posted here, been a busy few wks for me, well wot can I say, love this die, and my favourite colour combination, always do black and white wen I get stuck, looking forward to seeing the new dies and card samples.

Take care,
Hugs pat xx

Pat James said...

Hi sue,
It's been a while since iv posted here, been a busy few wks for me, well wot can I say, love this die, and my favourite colour combination, always do black and white wen I get stuck, looking forward to seeing the new dies and card samples.

Take care,
Hugs pat xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, the striplets are so versatile and this one is great too, love the black and white, looking forward to tomorrows launch.
Di B. x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Loving the black and white can never go wrong with these colours.

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Oh I love this card. I must say this was my least favourite die when I very first seen it but as soon as you out you magic to it its really becoming a favourite.

Tracy I hope those pains disappear soon big hugs x

Yvonne I meant more my everyday mojo don't think I've ever had creative mojo so Sue's blog and pinterest are a must. I just really struggle getting out of bed what with the fatigue and pain. I just don't get it as I have so much to be grateful for, I need to take a leaf out of Tracy's book.

Laine sorry you've not been too good, I missed you when you were gone. So Brodie escaped twice!! OMG!! He's a little terror hehe!!

Hugs for all
Linda xx

Linda Norris said...

Don't it again grrr!!
Congratulations to the winners xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card, all the striplet dies are fab,
Sooo looking forward to tomorrow's launch
Oh congrats to all the winners
Marlene O xx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Lovely card today sue x absolutely perfect for those pesky men x
Congratulations to the winners x
So excited for the launch sue x you must have known I have a few days off work and can give your blog my full attention !!!
Sending massive hugs to all the poorly wilsonettes x wish I could take all your suffering away x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
I've been dithering about getting this die for ages, well I cracked up on Friday and ordered it.
Now you tell me your new dies are coming out this week, I'm never going to be able to keep up with your collections.
Hope you had a good weekend, love and hugs, Brenda xxx

lilysmum said...

Just love this card sue, very retro feel to it. Congrats to all this wks winners enjoy your goodies when they come.

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Sandy H said...

Another lovely way to use this striplet. One for me to try perhaps using coffee and cream card as I don't do black.
Congratulations to the comment game winners.
Take care everyone.

Paula said...

I didn't manage to get on here yesterday, so I almost missed a lovely card! I do love black and white, and although I don't have this die, I do have other striplets. :)
Well done to the winners :)
Paula
(WelshPaula)

Susan White said...

Must have missed this striplet launch - love this. So clean and modern in the black and white theme. Susan x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Love todays card, especially in the monochrome colours which I always think looks very elegant & opulent & as though it's cost a fortune in one of those little 'Boutique' style shops.
The mini striplet die is gorgeous & another to add to my ever growing wish list.
Liking the way you have divided the design into 3 panels which looks amazing.
Stunning as always.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T (Norwich)

Jean said...

A wonderful card!

Linda Graham said...

Really like this die,lovely card thank you Linda x




Catwoman said...

Saw and loved this card on Sunday not knowing that I would need a condolence card so soon!! The striplet is speeding to me by 1st class post (I hope!!) so should be able to get the card done and in the post by the weekend.