Sunday, 28 February 2016

Someone So Special

 Good Sunday morning!  A black and white beauty for today's offering.  I prepared the background of the card by covering a piece of black card with a sticky adhesive sheet then coating it with Ebony Ice for a pretty bling.  To the lower portion of the card, I added a scored white strip.  I cut the Delicate Filigree Buckle Bar die twice out of black card.  I lined the filigree section with white card before connecting the buckle sections.  I attached the border to the card right where the upper and lower portions of the background met and then I tucked the ends around to the back of the card and taped them.  I stamped the Alexandra Rosebury Toile stamp in black and cut it out with the Alexandra die.  I created a black and white frame using the Grace die and seated it over the stamped sentiment.  I attached it to the centre of the decorative stamped die cut to complete the focal element.   I also added white flatback pearls as accents to the buckle bar feature.  To complete the edge of the card, I paper pierced a white mat, added a thin black mat and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

sonya_w!!!
Bente Sorflaten!!!
Pat S Witney!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x






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153 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card, just lovely.
Gentle hugs to Sue, Melody Francis, Tracey and Laine, and to all on the blog.
Congrats to comment game winners

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, what a very beautiful dramatic card, Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the black and white
Congratulations to the comment game winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card full of drama.
Thank you.
Congratulations to the winners.
Take care and happy crafting Kitty.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful congratulations to today's winners.

Debs cards xxx

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful and elegant card today.
Congratulations to today's winners.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Really nice card today. Must buy that buckle bar - I keep forgetting about that one but it is really useful.
Take care out there everyone.
Anne M xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous black and white card with the lovely bling.
Congratulations to the comment game winners
hugs
Muriel x

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely card. I've recently bought the buckle bar after I saw a previous blog. It's so versatile. Thanks, Sue and congratulations to all of this weeks winners.
D x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful card today, I love white and black and you have produced this card to perfection, I like the buckle dies and I must admit that when you first brought them out I wondered if I would get much use out of them but you have shown how versatile they are and what beautiful creations you can make when using them, thank you.

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

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today. Love the dies. Congratulations to the winners - enjoy :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

nattyboots said...

Wow ! loving your card Sue it has so much class.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. I love the buckle bars used here. Happy Sunday all.

auscrafts said...

elegant card today

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hi Sue
What a classy wow card. Love it.
Jan

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, love the ebony ice bling contrasted with the simple white peeking out. Congratulations to all the winners. Sue XXX

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue and a little different. Congratulations to all the winners x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
what a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x congratulations to all the winners x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful black and white creation today. It looks very classy and with the ebony ice it gives it that WOW factor. The buckle bar dies are very versatile and always look gorgeous. Congratulations to all the comment winners. Take care Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A stunning design that looks amazing with the Ebony Ice background and Buckle Bar details.
Congratulations to the winners.x

Anonymous said...

Dramatic card Sue.As you have shown us the buckle die is very versatile. Congratulations to winners. JJxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue. Congrats all winners.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely elegant card.
B xx

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous, striking card Sue. Thank you. Xx

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Sue. :) I had a lovely time playing with my dies yesterday. I can't wait to get back in the craft room today. :) I just love your dies. :)
Patxxx

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card
Congratulations to the lucky winners
Carol

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Watched John laast night your Orange Blossom flowers, are so pretty, must look them up!
Love the stamp today so pretty in Black and White
Well done to comment winners too!
Take care
Love Marg

karenlotty said...

fabulous card Sue Blow! I missed John last night as I'm travelling But now Hochanda has catch-up Hooray!

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love this stamp a perfect accompaniment to the die, it's made such a pretty focus point to your card.
Hugs x
Heather T

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card today and I love that stamp. it's so pretty...

Congratulations to the lucky winners...

Izzy

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
This card is gorgeous I love it.
Congratulations to the winners.
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card . love Jean Z xxx

Tina T said...

Good morning,
Lovely card, love Black and White.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the monochrome design. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card, Sue - perhaps an odd thing to say for black-and-white but the daintiness of the stamp does make it all look pretty.
Caught John on H last night - using my favourite die to make a pentagonal tall box - fabuloso!! He mentioned his friend Mrs Duck - haven't seen that little yellow bird around for a while?
Hope life gets better soon, Norah, what a struggle lately. And for Wheely with the nightmare chair.
Well done to the comment winners.

'P' in Wales

Lesley Cann said...

Unfortunately not a great lover of black and white so this card is not really for me. But luckily we all have different likes and dislikes. There are very few of your cards that are not for me.

Scottydog said...

A very striking card today Sue, I like black &a white - classy! Do love the buckle bar.
Congratulations to all the winners!

Julie Elli said...

Just beautiful Sue. Classy!
Congratulations Winner
Big hug
Julie E

Sylvia Yates said...

Love the black & white theme of this morning's card. Always very classy I think. Have you a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love black and white and this card is very striking. Love the stamped flowers.

Love Rosemarie x x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, love the black and white

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I do love monochrome cards and this one is very striking. The buckle die is so pretty and adds a great touch to cards. Congratulations to the winners today. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love black & white cards. The buckle die is so versatile. Congratulations to all the comment game winners. Yvonne xx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card today I love the ebony ice it makes it look rich and I do like the stamp designs with your dies
Kathy B x

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, really lovely.

Michele

Aspiring crafter said...

A lovely card Sue and the stamped flowers look so nice ,
Have a great day ,
XxxRuth

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the stamped image and the sparkle! Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day.
Hugs.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue what a pretty stamp, very striking card love from Jackie xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love your black and white card, so striking.
Lydia
X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats to the winners, very elegant card

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, what a beautiful card I love the contrasts between the black and the white and your card design is stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Anne said...

Wow! The Ebony Ice is amazing, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

iReneM said...



This really is a beauty.

x

Jan.moogie said...

Black and white cant go wrong Sue, lovely. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning once more and I love the Ebony ice...

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty crew

Oooooh pretty pretty. I love monochrome look cards they are my favorite. And with the added bling even better. I got the buckle bar as a gift for Xmas. Haven't got round to using it yet but I know it's there.

Wheely. Yes Tuesday is my final chemo treatment so I'm on countdown now and my birthday is on sat and yeah def a double celebration!! Hope winning sues card perked u up u deserve it with all the problems Uve been having. Don't envy the migraines I suffered in my teenage years but luckily grew out of them.

Lynda b. Thanks always for ur kind words I always appreciate it and the hugs too. Hope ur well chick!

Norah. Bless u helping everyone else in your household when ur struggling urself with things. But I guess it's just what we do! Lol

Love to all plus hugs xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, black and white are always stunning.
Congratulations to this weeks winners
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card today, black and white is so elegant!
Lesley S x

IVY Cheong said...

Good Sunday morning Sue, a very special card indeed , monochrome my favourite . Take care, Ivy c x

SueJ said...

Beautiful card Sue and so lovely in black and white.
Congratulations to all the winners.

June Horrocks said...

Such a beauty today sue so posh love it thank you for showing us how to get so much more out of the dies love always
June Horrocks xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Oh wow - what an opulent looking card. I love the background and the buckle with the pearls is amazing. What a fab take on good old 'black and white'.
Beverley W

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Oh what a gorgeous card today, really sophisticated with a serious amount of bling! Wonderful. The stamp is so delicate isn't it- I was looking at your stamps yesterday at a craft show and now have quite a few favourites - just need the dies to match them!
Take care
Love Diane xx X

Congratulations to all the comment winners, especially the lovely Pat, it was nice to see you yesterday xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love it xx hazel

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the design of this card and the way you have treated the Delicate Filigree Buckle Bar die but it is just a little too black for me personally (but then you knew that, didn't you, lol). The stamp is lovely and useful for several occasions.

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

Frances

Bente Sørflaten said...

A lovely card, black and white is very elegant!
So happy and grateful to be one of the lucky winners this week :))
Thank you, Sue!

Yvonne G said...

Happy Sunday Morning Sue
Beautiful and striking card. Do so love a black and white card.
Just a brief check in - struggling with after effects of flu - fatigue (big time) and headaches.
Sorry not up to date with everyone's highs and lows but sending you all big love and hugs.
Thinking of you a lot Sue - lots of love
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card, just watching your shows,
I need need need your dies, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

julie laz said...

HI SUE, A BIG QUESTION, MY FRIEND HAS A SCAN&CUT MACHINE, CAN YOU TELL EVERYONE WHAT
YOUR POLITICAL IS ON THIS, YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY SAID IT, BUT I MISSED IT, MANY THANKS JULIE LAZ XXX

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wow what a striking card sue x its so elegant x I have still to use the buckle die as its intended purpose think I have used it for everything but !
Congratulations to the winners x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card Sue, black and white
is always so striking.
Congratulations to the winners.
Rosemary xx

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely stunning card, love black and white, very dramatic. Congrats to the winners.
take care
Wendy xx

Tressa said...

A very striking and elegant card. It could look rather funereal but the use of 'bling' changes that to one that could be used any time.

dmj from kettering said...



What a stunning card, Sue, love it!!!




Doreen x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, monochrome my favourite!!!
Congrats to all the winner's!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Lisbeth said...

Lovely design today Sue, but for me it is rather too austere as there is too much black for me - sorry

Lisbeth

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
First I Would Like To Apologise For Not Commenting Yesterday,
It's Just That I Didn't Have A Very Good Day I Had Watched The Video "The Criss Cross Frame"
On YouTube But I Still Watched Again This Morning, It Was Terrific I Loved The Use Of The Dies
And Very Beautiful Colour Palette.
Today's Card Is A "WOW CARD" I Love Just Love Black And White And You Always Do Them Justice....
Today's Card Is Well And "Truly Awesome" I've Recently Purchased "The Alexandra Die" Which Is Stunning
I Just Love "Black/White" Cards They Are Just So Very Striking, I Love How You've Created The Background With
The Amazing "Ebony Ice" For Bling, For The Top Of Your Card Also Scoring The Lower Half, I Just Love The
Tremendous "Buckle Bar" It Just Cuts So Very Well, Also Adding Beautiful Pearls And For The Focal Element
Using The Very Beautiful "Grace Die"
I Really Love It When You Have Stamps That Match Your Very Beautiful Dies It Gives Us The Whole Package....
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing "This Truly Outstanding Rich Opulent Card" I Really Love It
Take Care My Special Friend Sue
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Lots Of Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Congratulations To This Weeks Comment Gift Winners Enjoy.....
Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous stunning card. Love this card. Very striking.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A dramatic card today but not for me as I dislike black.
However I think it would look just as stunning in another colour.
Regards,
Evis M.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Very dramatic in the black and white. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful !! I especially love the Toile stamp, so pretty.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Smashing card Sue, love black & white.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Not too sure off the black sparkle Sue as it's a bit too much black for me but hey you know i don't do black that well flower but the rest of your card is stunning and for the right person that does do black the card is a stunner in its own right. Seeing you use these buckles that you have designed on a card is great the different ways in which you use them. I have seen them made up into napkin rings with emblishments on top and they are just stunning, so thank you for coming up with something that we can literally take into our homes for use as well. We will never need to search around for the right colour of rings to match our plan again because of your dies.
Well Pat S. Whitney i am so very chuffed to see your name as one of this weeks winners flower, enjoy your prize when it comes and to all this weeks winners, have great enjoyment and playtime with your new toys when they come and you can honestly tell your other half that you didn't buy it and your halo's will remain intact, lol.
Well we are having another lovely day up here in Central Scotland at the Ochils with the sun shining down a the mearest whisp of clouds in the sky. Although not warm as it's a bit nippy, its still a beautiful day. I hope that where ever you are today you are having a beautiful Sunday, sending hugs to all the Wilsonettes that could do with them,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil Village)

Gillyflower said...

A stunning card, from a stunning crafter - it's beautiful Sue! Hugs Gilly R x

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant love the monochrome look

Congratulations to all the winners.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

CraftyJo said...

Very elegant :)

Paula said...

Lovely card Sue, I love black and white together, and the bling is amazing.
Congratulations to the winners! :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Wendy L said...

Love black and white, watching John this morning on the black and white theme too. Yours is so beautiful, will have to go and make one now, xx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, thank you.

Congratulations to the blog winners.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
I always love your black and white cards, they are so striking. I think I need to put the ebony ice down on my wish list...very cool indeed!
Congratulations to the blog comment winners and happy Sunday everyone.
Bejay xx

Suebak said...

Monochrome - always a winner. Great shows on Hochanda today showing off your dies beautifully.

Susan x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card & Ilove the monochrome colours as they look very elegant & opulent as though you have bought them from one f those little boutiques which do not have the prices on....
Looks lovely & all the. Dies you have used work really well together to make a stunning card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Susan White said...

Love the black and white, and the stamp is so pretty! Susan x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Stunning, elegant card today.
Congratulations to the winners today, especially Pat.
Love to all, Maureen xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonettes
Gorgeous elegant card today Sue the stamp you have used is beautiful so pretty I think I need that one.
Love love it all.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to all the comment winners especially the lovely Pat Enjoy your prizes xx

Your very welcome TRACY all the best for Tuesday last chemo Yaaay woop woop. Hug's Lynda xxx

Yvonne G I sympathise with you I have had that flu virus for three weeks now & still feel unwell as you say the fatigue & heavy headaches are awful. Take care sending you Hug's xx

Wheelybad hope your feeling better Big Hug's for you & Big cuddles for Billy xxx

Big Hug's Sue & friends & everyone xxx

Lynne L said...

Lovely card love the buckle die I have just bought one I'm looking forward to trying it out they seem so versatile

Lynne L said...

Lovely card love the buckle die I have just bought one I'm looking forward to trying it out they seem so versatile

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's singing to me - very, very elegant. Love the ebony ice and the white striped strip at e bottom

Rose in Chester said...

Sorry, I'll start again.....at the bottom makes the whole lot work beautifully. Love the stamp and the buckle die.......... can feel myself weakening as I thought the border dies would do but it's not so, is it?
Have a great Sunday.
Hugs, Rose

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the black and white and the stamp is lovely

Congratulations to all the comment game winners

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Hanne Oxholm said...

Hi Sue,
Another wonderful creation!
I love these black and white combinations.
I think it would be great for both female
and male recipients.

Best wishes
Hanne

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning/afternoon Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes! Wow, a very striking card today...I love the black and white and all that bling. You are definitely "someone so special". Thank you.

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. We had a lovely getaway and the day in New York City yesterday with my daughter, my BFF and her daughter was great fun. One more celebration to go today with my daughter, son-in-law and my beautiful grandchildren. This is one lucky grandma.

Haven't had time to catch up on all of the comments yet but want to say a big CONGRATULATIONS to Wheely Bad for winning that beautiful card. I'm so happy for you!!! Congratulations to all of the comment winners too.

Sending healing hugs to Laine, Yvonne, Lorraine, Tracy, Wheely Bad and everyone else that I'm forgetting.

Tracy, I hope you're final chemo treatment goes well on Tuesday and you're not too ill afterward. You are amazing!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Hugs.

Kate's Cards said...

Black and white. Always a winner!

Karen Drew said...

Black and white always looks classy
Congratulations to the winners
Luv
Karen xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful card, it really is very elegant and the stamp is so fine and delicate. Wish list coming out again!!!!!!

Hope you are well, Love Brenda xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Hi Sue this is beautiful and elegant
Gr Karin

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card apart from the black- but you know I don't do black!! Dies are lovely as is the buckle format.
Congratulations to the lucky winners xx
Had Scamp back to vets this morning and she was very pleased with her progress especially the fact that she's now using her tray all of the time and her walking is getting better. Still a bit gimpy but I would be too with a broken hip! Took her out of her cage today to let her sit in the bay window in the sun and she absolutely loved it, even wagged her tail which is another improvement. So all in all a good day and haven't got to take her back to vet until 9th March.
Love and hugs to all especially, Melody, Francis, Tracy, Laine, Wheely and Norah xxx
Love to everyone, Alison xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I love the stamp you have used with the Alexandra die.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Nanny Jo said...

I love today's card, Sue. Black and white is a favourite colourway for me. I have been watching John on Hochanda....looking forward to seeing Julia later, grandchildren permitting! I bought the one day special package while I was there....oh, dear..... :) I can't wait for it to arrive!! Thanks, Sue! Jo xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. It made me think of a little black cocktail dress, classy with a belt and a bit of sparkle, very elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to sonya_w, Bente Sorflaten and Pat S Witney.

Best wishes

terrie said...

Beautiful and elegant card....this is a very sassy card...well done
Congrats to the winners

Eunice said...

A very striking card, love the ebony ice background. Congrats to the winners.

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Monochrome is always good for me, always looks stunning.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful monochrome look, very elegant.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Jean said...

LOVE this! Love the black and white!

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I like the floral stamp on this card.
Margaret xx

barbara macaskill said...

Black and white is one of my favorite color palettes and this one is lovely!! Love the stamping around the sweet sentiment! TFS!

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous monochrome card, love it. Congrats to winners hugs Theresa xx

Sue MacFall said...

What a stunning card - love black and white.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I love this card. Haven't used the stamp /die combination yet but it's so effective. xx

Carron McNeil said...

loving this beautiful card recently ordered the Alexandra die so I think this could be the card to have a try xx

Arwen Perry said...

Hi Sue
I love this card! Monochrome is one of my favourite things to do! And I can actually go make it!!
Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.

craftynanna said...

Fabulous card Sue, so dramatic in black and white, congratulations to the lucky winners, hugs Johanna

craftynanna said...

Fabulous card Sue, so dramatic in black and white, congratulations to the lucky winners, hugs Johanna

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue. Oh my word how elegant. I've not used my buckle yet, but after my few hours at market today I have quite a few cards to do between tomorrow and March !!! Very very busy so I'm all set to sit with my feet up and watch Finding Nemo from the back of my head lol
Sending much love xxx

Janet Wilson said...

Striking black & white card, beautiful

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, the card is very elegant and lovely, the layout is super. Congrats to the comment game winners. Take care all. Bx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FAB CARD LOVE THE BLACK AND WHITE SO CLASSY, WELL DONE YOU WINNERS
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

liz spooner said...

This is such a lovely card Sue, but I would find it hard covering that lovely background.xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

How positively charming, so elegant and sophisticated...well, enough about me, what do I think of the card?:-)....like I said, it's gorgeous and in one of my all time classic colour ways , black and white. I know black isn't to everyone's tastes but who could resist a little bit of ebony ice in all it's magical glory- I have to resist myself from using black and cream all the time, it's a real favourite and this card emphasises how well it can work when used by an expert....you not me!.....I'm pleased to confirm that my die delivery on Friday included the Grace die but unfortunately, despite my best attempts, I couldn't get hold of the buckle die, well, better luck next time....the composition of this card is perfection, and I look forward to creating it when I can source said buckle die:-)
Before I forget, and before I go off on a tangent, can I just say huge congrats to each of this weeks lucky winners, particularly my good friend Wheely Bad because I can't think of a more loving, nurturing carer to adopt one of Sues little gems. I hope you get as much pleasure as I have out of receiving such a prized gift.
Another glorious day in Stirling, the advent before the storm my Mum informs me, but I choose to enjoy these days as they come and worry about any inclement weather after it arrives:-) I hope all my blog buddies have had an equally beautiful Sunday, it all bodes well for Spring. Yes, the tide is turning, I can feel my SAD beginning to recede as the days become brighter and longer and I am filled with hope for the coming weeks and months- I can't believe that March is upon us almost and I haven't even done one card this year!??! That will all change this week when my pal Gill visits for a card tutorial on Wednesday...we would have had one sooner but she has just been on holiday to Sweden and the ice hotel, not my personal choice for break away, I much prefer the heat but the photos were amazing.
I'm afraid that I will be reduced to accosting the Postie tomorrow in the hope that he has my new dies in his parcel otherwise the card class will be abandoned....okay, not quite, but I will be dreadfully upset:-( Is it just a tad sad getting so excited about receiving a few pieces of metal?
Alison, I am beyond pleased about Scamp, I kid you not, she has been on my mind this past week and I am so glad that she is coping so well with the situation:-) what a huge relief it must be for you knowing that she is improving bit by bit. Hugs to you bothxxxx
Jan, so pleased you're having such a fabulous time, if only my own family were so attentive at my birthday:-) It certainly takes the sting out of getting another year older but the most I can expect is incontinence pads, anti ageing face cream and a reminder that I'm not getting any younger!:-) Hope you had a lovely day with your familyxxxx
Yvonne, how lovely to hear from you my dear, this is one chronic hangover you've developed....maybe you'll think twice about being drunk and disorderly dressed as an oompah loompah/ cast member of The only way is Essex! I'm missing you and hope you're back to your cheeky, insulting self as soon as possiblexxxx
Huge hugs to Pam, Maria,Linda, Lorraine, Theresa, Beth, Saba, Tracy, Melody, Rebecca and all in need of a cuddlexxxx

Love and crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxxx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Wow!! What a beautiful card, love the black and white.

Congratulations to the comment winners x

Hugs
Linda xx

ursula said...

Just so love this card today Sue, must get some of that ebony ice, it looks amazing....luv Ursula xx

Dawn Holben said...

This is a very gorgeous and elegant card, I love the black & white
as well as all the pretty detail each die gives.

Theresa Pace said...

it is definitely a black and white beauty. love it, hugs xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Thank you very much as I've just found out I'm a comment fame winner.
Love today's card, especially the Alexandria stamp and die. Just add this to my list, which seems to be getting longer and longer.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A very classy card,love Black and White.
Have been watching John most of the day and some very beautiful cards made from your fantastic dies.I've ennjoyed watching his demo's.

Janice Robinson said...

Oh forgot to say congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! Very elegant and regal looking.
Have been watching John on Hochanda and enjoying all his fabulous demos.
congratulations to all the comments winners!!!

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful classy card.xx

lilian said...


Hi Sue, sorry to be late, love the style of this card, but in another colour I would love I.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the color combination!! Beautiful!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Laura O' Connor said...

very pretty card ,love love love he black and white ,Laura O

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful monochrome card. Think the ebony ice makes this card special. X

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card, love that stamp too.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Sweet and dramtic black and white card. Awesome!

Sandy H said...

Lovely design though the black is not for me. Pretty stamp.
Congratulations to the winners.
Take care everyone.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful black and white card, love the dies and the filigree belt is gorgeous. Love the stamp too.
Di B. x

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

A very nice card in the black and white but I think it would adapt well to other colours also.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Vie Carter said...

Love the design, but not in black

Congrats to the lucky winners

Vie
x

HeatherBCrafty said...

Such a beautiful card Sue! Black and white iis so elegant. Love the pearl placements as well!

XHeatherBcrafty

Linda Graham said...

Great design Sue, I have these dies and would like to try this,you just have so many great idea`s thank you,Linda x

Jenny wren said...

Good evening Sue
What a beautiful elegant card, utterly amazing.
Hugs
Jennywren x