Sunday, 13 March 2016

You Are Special

 Good Sunday morning all!  I was having a look around some of my card picture folders and found this one.  I thought it should have it's day on the blog, don't you?  I started by embossing a piece of milk card with the Leafy Quad embossing folder.  I used the Double Pierced Square Noble set to create a multi layer frame using both Vintage gold and black card.  I mounted the frame with mounting foam to raise it for dimension.  I cut the You Are Special die in milk card, black card and just the flower in vintage gold card.  I used the black as a shadow for the milk die cut and adhered it with spray adhesive.  Then I paper pieced the gold fallaway pieces back into the flower to give it a bit of colour.  I cut the Vela Gemini die out of milk card.  I used just the outer cutting edges to cut a black backing for it and glued the two pieces together.  I cut the decorative piece of the die one more time in Vintage gold and paper pieced the flowers back into the die to add colour to it as well.  I mounted it up a bit so it sits on the edges of the frame.  I completed the card with milk, black and vintage gold card.  Definitely more of a unisex sort of card or great for females that aren't into really girlie sort of cards!  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.

This week's comment game winners are:

June Fletcher!!!
Susan Battensby!!!
Cr@fty !!!

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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134 comments:

Pam said...

Such a lovely card.
Congratulations to comment winners.
Tina and family in my thoughts as are all the people on the blog that are not well ir in pain, hugs all round

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card Thank you. nice colours.
Congratulations to the winners.
Take care Kitty.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats winners, great card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Unusual card, Sue, love the frames and haven't caught up with that Gemini yet, almost a Gaelic feel to it. Lots of subtle little touches with the shadowing and paper piecing that make this really interesting.
Laine - we have a Bootiful cat named Bernard of course - long haired dark ginger and white, still semi-feral but mellowing by the day! Also his shorthair identikit brother Russell. Bit of a long journey ahead with these two.
Well done to the comment winners - esp Heather cr@fty.

'P' in Wales

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the fall away inserts in the Gemini die. Congrats to winners and happy Sunday all.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Beautiful combination of colours in this card and that is the first time I have seen that gemini too I think, lovely.
The noble frames always set a card off so well.
Congratulations to the winners,
Hugs
Muriel x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue, lovely card ,i do like the pierced Dies, mine arrived yesterday so will be having a play later.
Take Care
Elaine H X

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Yes you are a special talented lady this card is stunning love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, yes you are!!! Right back at you!!! Beautiful!!!
Congrats to winners!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

auscrafts said...

Lovely card,nice colours

Karen Derbyshire said...

Great card Sue, love the colours.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

anne mather said...

Morning Sue
Great card. I also love the colours! Congrats winners!
Anne M xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A very elegant looking card today. The colours are gorgeous as well as the layout. Your framed cards always stand out and you must have the patience of a saint to paper piece everything back into place lol. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue and colours blend so well. Congratulations to the winners x

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

A lovely unisex card. Love the colours too.
D x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Happy Sunday!
Lovely card, colours work so well together, what patience putting the fall away back.
Congratulations to the comments winners.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T 💐✂️xx

Jan on the Fosse said...


Good Morning Sue
Beautiful unusual card.Colours are great together.
Have a good day
Jan

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Beautiful card, you'll always be no.1 in my book. Congratulations to all the winners. Sue XXX

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love all the details. Congratulations to the lucky winners. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A great card. I love how you've pieced the Vela together.
B xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A fabulous and opulent unisex card.
Congratulations to the winners.x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another lovely card, I love the square nobles they just add that extra touch to cards. I also like the colour combination you have used.
I bought the Australisn background die set yesterday, I am hoping to have a play with it some time today.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a lovely Sunday
Maggie

Suemac said...

Beautiful colour combination

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, very elegant , and even with the flowers on it could definitely be for a man too. Thank you. Xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a stunning card today, very regal with the black and golds, I like doing the paper piecing because it always gives it that extra bit of umph so I am going to have to have a go at this one.

Congratulations to all the winners.

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

hollyberry said...

Really elegant card today,and of course it deserves its day on the blog.
Congratulations to the winners.

carol quinn said...

Very elegant, congratulations to the winners
Carol

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

A very handsome colour scheme, perfect for a male or female recipient and the paper piecing is right up my street, it's something I love to do whenever I can...

Congrats to all the winners...

Izzy

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A really elegant card, as you say could be unisex. I love the paper piecing, I always manage to loose at least one piece. Lol.

Love Rosemarie x x

hettygarlick said...

I love black and gold and that's a beautiful card!

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

sandy acland said...

A great masculine colour card!

Sandy (tort)

dmj from kettering said...



A useful design; depending on the colours, could be for either male or female.





Doreen x

Elizabeth Beal said...

Dearest Sue & Wilsonettes

SURPRISE! Okay once again you gotta pick yourself up & sit back on your chair in order to see why I have been absent for many months, though don’t go getting the idea that I have been on a 3 month cruise around the world or anything, I wish.

I have emailed Sue & Laine what has been happening so I pray that you will also welcome me back with open arms, not all at once please, lol.

But first let me begin with a funny story to break the ice...I had a medium sized MDF unit (for my craft room) which has been waiting to be put together for ages & to be lovingly paper decorated on the outside, very fiddly as many areas & not so straight shapes. I sat on the floor (Mr B can pick me up later) followed instructions & hey presto when down to the last large side piece, hooray says I after many hours, I applied the CE glue, I was leaning forward & about to turn it over to put in place when I gave an almighty sneeze for England, you know the one where you wish you were wearing a Tena’s, & you all know the scenario of dropping a slice of buttered bread & it never falls butter side up, that was the case with the paper as I sneezed I dropped the paper fell forward & my face & hair was plastered in glue (we know how well CE glue works) & as I fell forward I also smashed onto the unit & it splayed apart, it broke couldn’t be repaired so had to reorder to begin again.
Come on admit it my friends I can hear you chuckling on this one Lol.

Before I begin with a short version of events, you hope, Lol. I would like to say what a stupendous card you have for us today Sue, often I had imagined that I couldn’t send someone a card made in Black & Gold but in true form you have shown that anything is possible with any shape & any colour, as always your masterpieces & ingenuity are beholding to the eye & I don’t hesitate to place you on top & way ahead of the best of them. I particularly love your Gemini dies as with all your dies the versatility is limitless. Thank you for sharing such a delectable card & of course it goes without saying that I would like to send the “your so special” sentiment right back to you. X x x

Well my friends, the short version, Dentist (you may remember) pain & recurring infections not responding to treatment, lengthy surgery, slow healing & I didn’t get my 2 front teeth for Xmas, I was on Santa’s good girl list now you can bet he’s on my naughty list, ok now & have new 2 tooth plate. Recurring chest/lung infections which brought my chronic ME to the forefront with a vengeance, under control now.

Jan 4th when I was still recovering Mr B found his 83 yr old Dad on the bedroom floor after a fall, been there for 6 ½ hours with no heating on, he’s on meds for diabetes & on Warfarin, Beta Blockers & loads of other meds we later found out he hadn’t been taking as he had given up on life. Had to go round to help & muster what little strength (luckily no bones broken) to change him from wet to dry & warm him up.

Beth B x x x x x





PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, useful for many occasions.

Congrats to the winners.

Michele

Elizabeth Beal said...

Sorry for 2nd Comment Sue x

He went into hospital so I was taking care of his pets & running 2 households for some time & well as work, eventually Mr B said as his sister had made herself dad’s number one carer I have to take a back seat & she can do more, needless to say her visits to him have become far less frequent & feel guilty but taking a back seat has helped me to recover better. I have been getting myself back into a routine once again because I have every intention of getting to Ally Pally on Sat 9th. Only 27 more sleeps....

Well that is the short version my friends, doesn’t seem much when put this way. I sincerely pray that you have all & four paws have been keeping well & if any of you lovely crafty people need cuddles, for whatever reason, then please grab all you need as I have a basket brimming with more than enough to go round x x x

LAINE...my friend I hadn’t forgotten you & I have emailed you several times, you have my email address please confirm that your address is the same & you have received them okay x x x

Take care & Love ‘n’(((HUGS))) to you Sue & all our crafty friends Beth B x x x x x

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, love these sentiments, congratulations to all the winners

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Just stunning...

Anne said...

Love the colours you have used here, Sue. I hadn't thought of using this type of die for paper piecing - I must try it.

Anne (Northampton)

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,lovely card .Black & gold looks so classy. I am counting down the days to Ally Pally. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Back at you with the sentiment Sue. Love the card, suitable for a lady or man. Love it.
To the lucky winners enjoy your prize.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, today's card is perfect for so many occasions, love the way you have used the colours together, especially with the paper piecing. Congrats to the comment game winners. Have a lovely Sunday. Bx

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue. Love the sentiment. You are special to us all.
Beautiful card.
Congrats to the lucky winnes.
Love Val in Spain x

Sylvia Yates said...

Lovely card, love the colour combo too. Suitable for male & female, always a bonus. Thank you Sue. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful I love it.
Debs Cards xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. I like the pieced look. SueL x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very different card today and one which could be used for many people in our lives. Thank you for another great idea. Congratulations to the three lucky winners today. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card, I don't know how you do it. You never disappoint
Wendyx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is really gorgeous !!
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful card & lovely colours. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue glad it's got it's day in the sun I love it. Congrats to all winners
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the Black and Gold together, so effective, well done on the paper piecing, you are so patient Sue!
Take care
Love Marg

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today - love all the detail. Congratulations to the lucky winners :-)
Beth B - sorry to hear that you have been through the wars, and your father-in-law too :-( Hoping you're on the mend and take it easy X
Have a good day everyone and hugs to all xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a bright sunny and warm day, I hope it lasts. Beautiful card love the diecut at the bottom. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue such a lovely card the colours work well y together & piecing back in the fallout is very effective

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue such a lovely card the colours work well y together & piecing back in the fallout is very effective

SueJ said...

Lovely card and perfectly unisex.
The paper piecing looks very effective.

Congrats to all the comment winners.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely card really like the dropped shadow effect.

Congratulations to all the winner including the card yesterday

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

TOB said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. congrats to winners hugs Theresa xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! I'm one of the winners!!!! Thank you so much xx
Today's card is fabulous I love creating the dropped shadow effect (something I learned from you) it makes your sentiment stand out. The colours go together beautifully. I forgot to say how much I enjoyed the video yesterday.
Hugs x
Heather
'P' in Wales I bet you heard me cheering lol! X

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. Love the paper piecing effect here. Beautiful card.
Jan
Northampton

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful love it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafters.

Oh I do love this colour combo it just works so well together. I've not tried the paper piecing amongst a lot other techniques as it just looks so fiddly and my patience wears thin very easily lol.

Laine/alimecca. I am doing ok. I'm just so very tired all the time and body doesn't always co operate with what I want it to do. However I've managed a few cards this weekend.

Only a week to go before radiotherapy begins! So we decided to go ahead and get our new bathroom fitted as I'd decided that super gluing the shower rail up again was not an option!! It had to go. It was meant to be done last year but I was diagnosed just before it was due to be fitted so we cancelled till i was a bit better.

Love to all xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Ps congrats to the winners. Xx

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely colour combination today Sue. I love the vintage gold card, always looks so elegant.

Hope everyone's having a good weekend. I'm playing with some new dies and making more flowers in bright summer colours. I love my flower dies

Annie P
xxx

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
Another early comment (well for me anyway).
My goodness what an opulent card this is. Stunning colour combo. I can see beautiful abstract flowers in the Vela Gemini die which is something I have not seen before. That is probably just me though! You have made life incredibly easy for us with the Pierced Noble Dies as they add such a touch of class to any card. Circles and ovals would be lovely - but knowing you they are something that you have already thought of x
Only 19 more sleeps til I see you again. Ally Pally is not going to be an option this time round unfortunately so will have to settle with being able to gaze at you through the screen on Hochanda rather than in person. Aiming for September :(
Never mind - thank goodness for your dedication and overwhelming generosity on a daily basis which is an inspiration and a heart-warming tonic to so many of us. You are special Sue. Love and hugs x
LAINE - unsuspecting beefcake would be rather nice but it is sadly not on the horizon at the moment. According to you my body is adorned with stretch marks like train tracks and much sagging so I think said beefcake would run a mile. To be honest I don't have the energy to entertain the idea of an Adonis being part of my leisure time at the moment. After all there are certain duties that would more than likely be an expectation from any testosterone fuelled hunk and if I am perfectly honest I'd rather have a cup of tea! You need to use all your will power to keep that credit card under lock and key. I don't want you upsetting your mum and her throwing you out. The invitation I extended to you to come and stay was short term and not long term if you find yourself homeless. House trained or not, this is a respectable area and does not need a wee drunken lassie lowering the tone. Unbridled fun in this house is polishing off a whole vienetta in one go and debauchery is far too much effort. Life here may not be in the fast lane like you are used to x
MARIA - missed you hun. My sleep pattern has never been fantastic but seems to be getting worse. Hoping it is just a phase. Being friends with the moon sounds so much more romantic than my description even if it does suck! Lol x
ALISON - hope your headache has gone and you are feeling brighter. Lots of love x
LYNDA - beginning to feel that odd sleep patterns are the norm amongst many of the Wilsonettes. Hey ho x
TRES - there are a lot of Wilsonettes who are going to have numb hands due to the amount of bottoms that are firmly in place to guarantee a lack of activity in order to stop them from upsetting their bank manager x
BETH B - hello stranger. Welcome back lovely lady. So sorry that life has been so hectic and you have been in the wars. Fingers crossed it is onwards and upwards. I will confess I do have a rather wicked sense of humour which finds the mishaps of others (as long as they are not hurt), highly amusing. I am sorry Beth but I had more than a little chuckle at your gluey face drama. Sorry that your misfortune has made me smile so much but I do get the impression that you won't be too upset. It is lovely to 'see' you again. Big hugs x
Ok - weather looking sort of hopeful. I want to take full advantage of child labour and use the boys to enable my addiction of hanging my washing on the line. Their arms are much quicker than mine. They are not impressed by my supervision in the form of insistence in shaking the washing and telling them where to put the pegs.
Happy Sunday everyone. Love and smiles to you all x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Yvonne G said...

P.S. Congratulations to the winners - enjoy your prize x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Congrats to the winners ..
Great card today really do like it thanks for sharing
Hugs Sarah xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today and yes it deserves its day. Black and gold always say sophisticated so it really is a great card. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the lucky winners xxx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue which shows off your dies so well, thank you.

Congratulations to the blog winners,

lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

sued99 said...

It definitely deserves it's day on the blog. Brilliant card.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
What a great card for those awkward people in our lives Sue as you say very much a unisex card. Although the black frame around it is not me i can see where it is ideal for this card and surely even the most crabbitest of folk would like their special card. I like your soft antique gold as it is just right for some off our cards where we can't get away with the bright shiny sort. Thank you Sue for another great card to help us out of that quandry that we can't get out off.
Congratulations to all of this weeks winners, i hope that you enjoy your prize when it arrives.
Sending hugs to Tina E and her family, Tracey because you could do with some just to let you know you are coming on great and you soon will be finished and anyone else that could do with one,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Very dramatic with the gold & black. Congratulations the lucky winners.

Suebak said...

Being a lover of word only cards, this would have the effect of making the receiver feel 'special'. It sure put a smile on my face. Truly, as close to perfect as you can get. Excellent choice of colours. :-)

Susan x

craftynanna said...

Beautiful beautiful card Sue, I have never tried paper piercing so I must have a go at it, well done to all the "crafty" winners and hugs all around Johanna

craftynanna said...

Beautiful beautiful card Sue, I have never tried paper piercing so I must have a go at it, well done to all the "crafty" winners and hugs all around Johanna

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card. love Jean Z xxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats to the winners

Lisbeth said...

Nice card today Sue. On the face of it, it looks quite simple but actually there is quite a lot of detail. Love the black, gold and "white" colour scheme which always looks so classy.

Lisbeth

Paula said...

A stunning card Sue, even if it isn't in my favourite colours!! :) I'm amazed at the patience you have, I always seem to be rushing to make a card these days so don't have the time to do all the little touches you do. I must try and give myself more time.
Congratulations to today's winners.
Sending hugs to all in need of them.
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
Today's Card "You Are So Special" This Sentiment Is Right Back At You,
As Your One Extremely Wonderful Caring Person.
I Love Today's "Truly Tremendous Card" I Just Love "The Fantastic Colour Palette"
Which Is So Exquisite And Rich And Opulent With The Vintage Gold/Black Just So
Very Classy, I Love "The Leafy Quad Embossing Folder" Such Fabulous Detail...
I Was Never Very Good At Piercing Around The Edges Of My Cards But Now
I've Got "The Tremendous A/B Pierced Square Dies Life Is So Much Easier, I Tend To
Only Make Square Cards So These Are Terrific.
I Love How You've Cut "You Are Special" Die In Milk/Black And Cut The Flower In
Vintage Gold Using The Black As A Shadow I Use This Technique All The Time Now Since
You First Showed Us As It Looks Stunning.
I Love "The Vela Gemini Die" Which You've Also Used, I Agree With "June Smith"
The Piercing Gives Extra Umph...... Around Your Cards.
Sue Thank You As Always For Sharing And Bringing Such "Awesome Cards" To Us On
A Daily Basis, Everyday You Inspire Me And I So Appreciate That Such A Great Deal..
Take Care My Dear Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Congratulations To This Weeks Comment Gift Winners Enjoy!!!!!!
Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

Tressa said...

Interesting but very attractive colour combination that is ideal for any occasion and for either sex. Beautiful card.

Teresa

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, although there is a lot of black I really like this card:-) The soft gold and milk seem to diffuse the black somewhat and the paper piecing of the Gemini is lovely.

Welcome back Beth, you have certainly had your troubles but glad that you are getting through them. I'm sorry, but yes, I did chuckle at your sneezing. I did something similar last week and lost about a dozen stitches from my knitting needles lol

'P' in Wales - Bernard & Russell sound gorgeous, I love gingers.

Tracy - sorry you are still so tired but it will improve and well done you for making some cards.

Congratulations to all the comment game winners, happy post to look forward to.

Frances

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I really like frame cards plus the way you have positioned the Vela Gemini die coming out of the frame and love the colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to June Fletcher, Susan Battensby and Cr@fty.

Best wishes

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and all the Wilsonettes

A lovely card today. Very elegant. I think I must be the only person who doesn't really like the dropped shadow effect though. I much prefer using a few of the same die cuts and stacking them. Or even using just the one. Love everything else though.

Love Helen xxx

lilian said...


Hi Sue, very classical looking card today, although I don't like black normall, think this card is stunning.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunny Sunday smiles to you Sue. A lovely spring day in Lancashire at last, although the temperature needs to go up a fair few notches before I put my walking/hobbling shoes on and put my gloves away before I go any further from door to car !! Although my gloves are a big part of my 'summer layering' wardrobe too lol.

Regal and elegant are the words I'd use to describe today's sample its beautiful. The piecing back of the fall out is gorgeous, something I enjoy doing with the larger fall out pieces anything smaller is just impossible with my stupid little numb fingers which is such a shame but I've tried all sorts of gadgets to try and help, but that's how life goes, some things you can do and be thankful for, some things you try but just resolve yourself to the fact it just ain't gonna happen !
I'm just so very grateful that you are here with your wonderful inspirational blog to show us that with a little extra time (and artistic brain) I wish, what can be done with the 'bits' that normally end up in the bin.It's so lovely to see the fb group growing each day, with many wonderful projects inspired by yourself and this lovely blog.

Hope you are having 'better' day today Sue.
Sending love and thoughts to Tina E and her lovely family and to my lovely friends xx

Kate's Cards said...

Very resplendent and grand! xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Black and hold always a winner and I like the Gemini die. Used your new happy birthday die for a male friend last week in his football team's colours. He loved it. Works well over the weaving dies as well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the gold and black together so striking.
Beverley W

terrie said...

Great looking card....I like the large sentiment ....great color combo black and gold is a winner...great choice...well done Sue

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue what a stunning card, thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxx

Jean said...

Super pretty!

Rosemary Stickland said...

Very striking card.
Congratulations to the winners.
Rosemary xx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card, the colours work so well together,
Congratulations to winners
Best wishes
Karen M

iReneM said...


A very classy card

x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card, I do love your sentiment dies and the noble dies frame them beautifully

Tracy glad you're feeling up to making a few cards, good luck with the new bathroom and the radiotherapy xxx

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonettes
Sunny day but very chilly. Beautiful card SueI love the colour combo I think the gold & black work well together.
Sending you love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Wow BETH B so lovely having you back with us. So sorry you have you have been so unwell with the the dentist treetment & bring your ME flaring up, also your father in law hope he will be on the mend soon.. Sorry BETH like Yvonne I had a chuckle with the cosmic shimmer glue all in your hair & over your face. I'm pleased your back I have missed all your funny stories. Hows Hannah doing hope she is ok.We had a scare with Annie a couple of months ago had to rush her to the vets she has a very bad heart murmur & fluid on her lungs,but thankfully with heart tablets & water tablets she is fine. It's a worry as she is 13 now. Take car lovely lady Big Hug's Lynda xx

Tracy pleased your getting your new bathroom now. Good for you making two cards well done you. please send me picture I would love to see them.. Sending Big Hug's my friend love Lynda xxx

Wheelybad Big Hug's coming your way hope your ok Cuddles for Billy my furry friend xxxx

Hug's for all my friends & All wilsonettes who is going Ally Pally xx

ursula said...

Oh I do love the paper piecing idea, a lot of work involved, but it is a beautiful card, really outstanding....luv Ursula xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning card and elegant Sue,

congrats to the winners

Gr Karin

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FABULOUS
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Another fantastic taste of your genius Sue to brighten up another dull Sunday in Stirling. I love the colour palette and composition of today's card, the pierced Nobles have revolutionised our crafting and the create such a polished result. Your use of the shadowing has had a similar effect and really enhances your sentiment dies. The Vela is beautiful and the paper piecing is ingenious . Just in case you were in any doubt, I love today's card, thanks for the inspirationxxx
Well, it's not often that I am lost for words but this morning was one of those occasions when I spied a post from our dear friend Beth....you have been sadly missed my dear and I am over the moon that you are well enough to join us again! You have been through the wars dear but you always meet diversity with humour and as in times of old we could all have a giggle at your expense regarding the MDF incident. I'm happy to report that the only individual in our household prone to being doused in glue and glitter is Brodie:-) I'm glad you are feeling better and that Lauren and Hannah are well.....oh, not forgetting Mr B too:-)
P, Bernard and Russell sound gorgeous, I'm very partial to a ginger pussy, Darceys brother was a ginger nut and a real force of nature I would love another like him.
Yvonne, sagging and stretch marks aside, I thought a gorgeous hunk catering to your every whim would tickle your fancy, sadly I was wrong, a box of Tetleys is more to your liking....Nevermind, I'm sure that I can still persuade you down the path ,well trodden by myself, to enlightenment and the glories of Prosecco...it would be a lovely accompaniment to that Vienetta methinks? I'm not put off by your tame lifestyle, I more than capable of whipping you into a adrenalin.....and alcohol....fuelled frenzy, in fact maybe your boys would prefer to stay at home than jet off to Amsterdam again. Don't worry though, I won't overstay my welcome but you do make it sound so inviting, cheesecake on tap, retro desserts and a tv in the bedroom, what more could a girl want?:-)
Tracy, I do hope your managing to regain your strength in between treatments. Well done on making a couple of cards and organising your new bathroom, hope it goes wellxxxx
Lynda, poor Annie has really been through the wars poor little mite. It's always a worry when they reach a certain vintage but we have to focus on making their time with us a loving and pleasure able as we can. Hugs from Darcey and Brodiexxx
Cuddles to my buddies Pam, Maria,Theresa, Rebecca, Wheely Bad,Deb C, Linda and Lorrainexxx
Hugs to all


Laine1972xxxx

Rose in Chester said...

WOW Sue, this is a stunner. Absolutely beautiful. You always inspire me, without fail.
Hugs, Rose

Eunice said...

What a stunning card Sue!! Love the paper piecing, sure gives the card a very rich look.

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Hope you have a lovely Sunday. It is a gorgeous day here sun shinning. Todays card is beautiful but must admit I just adore yesterdays. Received my pierced Nobles yesterday yippee. Perhaps my cards will look a little bit more professional! lol
Congratulations to the winners.
Take care Sue, sending Hugs
Jennywren x

Vie Carter said...

a lovely card today Sue, and congrats to the lucky winners

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great card.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

CraftyJo said...

Stunning card Sue.

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue
Love the black and gold, gorgeous card.
take care
Wendy xx

barbara macaskill said...

I totally agree that this card deserves it's day in the limelight! Beautiful combination for the background colors! TFS!

karenlotty said...

It's beautiful and deserves its day

Jess Watson said...

Hello Sue, lovely card for us today. The black and soft gold go so well together.
Thank you for all your inspiration, take care everyone.
Congratulations to todays winners.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Lesley Cann said...

Great card and I love the colours you have used. It has been a lovely spring day here in Devon.

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue, wow this is a very eye catching card. Stunning. Thank you. Ivy C x

Laura O' Connor said...

well done to the winners ,fab card Sue ,Laura O

liz spooner said...

This is such a lovely card today Sue, that is a gorgeous vintage gold colour.xx

Betty McAlister said...

Lovely card Sue snd as you say, ideal for females snd males alike. X

Littlelamb said...

Congratulations to the winners today. enjoy! Love today's card Sue. Looking forward to Ally Pally.

Theresa Pace said...

decadent. my kind of colour combo, hugs xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm running late today! I need to run faster in future methinks!
Today's card is lovely and I too love paper piecing. It's very therapeutic!
Congratulations to today's winners!
Love to all, Myra xxxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oooooh this is a fab card today !!! I recently bought the "you are special" die and it is lovely !!! I really love how you have used it to make this gorgeous card. Your black, white and gold colour combo looks beautiful. I think the frames look great and your Gemini Die with the fall away pieces replaced in it looks gorgeous !!! I have been making quite a few cards using this technique lately as I have really been enjoying doing the paper piecing and the finished results are beautiful !!! Thanks for sharing another beautiful card. Sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Sending love to everyone from Tres x x x

Tres said...

Sorry, I forgot to say Congratulations to today's lucky winners love from Tres x x x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
What a wonderful and opulent card
Black and gold go so well together and your shadowing of the sentiment works so well
Beth B. I don't always read everyone's posts but stopped and read yours today made me smile and then made me cry
You have been through the mill sweetheart and I wish you nothing but good things and a speedy recovery
Keep crafting xx
Hugs to those that need one
Theresa G xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Another beautiful card, I love adding shadows to my sentiments, it really does make them pop.

Congratulations to all of the winners XX

Take care love and hugs, Brenda XXX

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card and I think the shadowed sentiment really makes it pop.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Good evening all :)
Two beautiful cards over the past two days Sue even though they are very different styles I love them both.
I have had a bust few days which caught up with me today. Friday evening we went to collect our new car the trip took four hours in total and I was very,very sore and tired. Saturday we took my Mum and daughter out for a drive around the Forest of Dean and we stopped at a tea shop and craft centre. Again I became very sore despite the pillow behind me.
Then Saturday night hubby and I went to see an Abba tribute band. They didn't really look or sound like the real thing but they had good strong voices and played well. It was great to have a singalong and it brought back many happy memories. On the flip side I really wanted to dance but could not risk it as I was already in pain and that made me sad and I felt down about my body.
I wanted to craft today but I was just too tired and slept for 3 hours.
Hoping to get out a bit this week and look forward to crafting.
Welcome back Beth and many hugs x
Wishing good things to all xxx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue,

I love black, white & gold. Such a classy combination. A lovely card, I particularly like the piecing in the Gemini die, couture dressmaking has that attention to detail and hand finishing that makes it extra special, that's the best comparison I can make to not just this card but all your cards and dies.

I read some of the comments re awards and I agree with all of it!

Oh, before I forget, congratulations to the weekends winners, enjoy your prizes!

Tina E, extra big hugs from Billy and I for all your family xxx

Beth B, lovely to hear from you, we have been concerned. Glad you're back now and I hope your little accident hasn't made you scared of cosmic shimmer glue! Hugs xxx

Lynda, Billy sends big cuddles, and big hugs from me xxx

Alison, hope your head is OK and cuddles for Scamp, big hugs xxx

Tracy, so glad that despite still feeling tired you've made some cards, hope they made you feel better, big hugs xxx

Laine and Yvonne, big hugs xxx

Thanks to everyone who asked... My new tyres are standing up well round the house. Got cousins wedding reception next Sunday so they'll get a slightly better test then, They work round in laws house too. Billy came with us to see in laws for mum in laws birthday, he was so good, he had six people to pick and choose who to get fusses from!
I managed the two cards I needed for this weekend but they were old school, low tech made in the living room using papers and toppers as I can't access my craft gear due to boxes of donations for the local refugee support group sitting on my craft table. I need to call them in the morning to collect them as my little house can't cope with boxes that don't have a home! I went back in time with layering papers, tearing, distressing the edge etc. Was pretty chuffed with the results all things considered but I do need my dies for this wedding card!!! Not sure I'll struggle to sleep tonight after being out today and two cards made over Friday and Saturday. Billy went out at 10:30pm just before I started this so I can pack up now and go lay down in bed.

Wishing all Wilsonettes a great week with lots of crafting! Sending hugs to every one of you, I have lots of extra hugs here if you need one, take what you need!!!

T x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card the black with the gold and white is gorgeous. I would not normally put gold with white I usually use silver with white and cream with gold but this is gorgeous.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

DeCor said...

Another great card. Love that it is not so girly looking and can be used for either a male or female I particularly like the way you pieced back into it. Sets it all off so well. Thanks again!

Sandy H said...

Lovely design, I really like the fall-out pieces being put back into the design. The black is a bit too heavy for me (but that's just my weird thing about not liking black on cards).
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Take care everyone.

Rosie said...

Hi Sue, this card is just stunning....
L Rosie xxx

DeeDee7770 said...

Lovely card and I love how you used the Gemini die.

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