Friday, 20 May 2016

Best Wishes

Hello there my crafty friends!  It's all about the gilding flakes for today's card!  If you have never used them before, do not be afraid!  They are so easy to use (a bit messy, but not too bad!).  I covered a piece of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet.  Next I cut two of the New Zealand Noble borders out of white card.  I peeled the backing paper off the sticky adhesive sheet and paid down both of the borders facing each other and allowing a small edge of sticky paper behind both straight edges of the dies.  Next I added the Sunlight Speckle gilding flakes and used a piece of a Rubit Scrubit pad to move them into the remaining exposed sticky sheet areas.  I used the pad further to refine the flakes and remove the excess bits.  Next I used the outer cutting die in the Maggie set to cut a shape into the centre.  I added mounting cushion to the aperture to raise it for dimension.  I recessed the Maggie die cut piece back into the card after mounting the aperture onto a separate piece of white card.  The pattern from the borders was continued, but with the added dimensional aspects to it.  I stamped a sentiment from the Petite Lavish Sentiments set by Creative Expressions and cut it out with the centre of the New Zealand tag.  I cut a full tag to seat the sentiment on and added it to the centre of the Maggie aperture.  I finished the card with my usual pierced mats and layers and some flatback pearls as accents.  I hope you like it!  The finished dimensions are 7" x  9 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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134 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue on. Very lovely morning.
Tracey you have been in my thoughts all night. Life can be very cruel and unfair sometimes but you have such a strong resolve, keep going for your dad too honey, we are all here for you.
NannaTina Tina, sending you and Mick huge hugs
June, nearly there, you are doing so well
Hugs to all

Loraine Jefferis said...

Gorgeous card Sue. It looks very Victorian. Lacey and feminine and just lovely. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

hollyberry said...

Lovely opulent card.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful grand looking card, Thank you.
Take care Kitty.

Crafti Moggie said...

Wow Sue, such a lovely elegant card today, the colours and shapes are great and show off the dies to perfection

thank you

Pearl xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw

Anonymous said...

Gilding flakes always make for a card of splendour, Sue, (love using them) and this is a great design with the noble borders.
Tracy - big hugs, hope you have some positive news.

'P' in Wales

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite & very opulent card. I love using gilding flakes. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW A very rich and opulent looking card. A great way to use the guilding flakes and dies.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
A beautiful golden card for a beautiful golden day here today, Autumn is just hanging on and on, the nights are very cool but the days spectacular.
I think I need a video for this one but I have all of the dies so may just jump in feet first and see how I go, bit confused about the centre but it is so rich looking I must have a go.
Special hugs for those struggling at the moment and wishing a good weekend to all
Muriel x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Well, good morning Sue, as soon as this morning's sample hit my screen it brightened up a very miserable morning in Lancashire. The colours that show themselves the flakes are amazing. I've not even looked at my two new post of flakes yet but I'm sure as soon as I find my enthusiasm for craft again they will be the first thing I will try again. Just a small helpful tip (I hope) I use to place a piece of brown parcel paper beneath my chosen container of flakes, and a piece under the card I was guilding and it cuts down the static of the flakes, hence - fewer flying flakes getting on your hair or dog/cat hair lol it was a tip passed down to me from a guilding flake addict, then any loose flakes or rubbed off flakes go back into your container easier without fighting with them when they refuse to go back in without you spending extra time clearing naughty fly away's up ☺ when you could be admiring your end product. This card is beautiful Sue. Really hoping to get back my need and want to craft feeling soon !
Sending friendly hugs your way and hope you have a good day xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Very rich looking, lovely.

TDQ Karen said...

Very pretty. Got to love gilding flakes

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
Wow, what a rich and expensive looking card.
Noble borders are great for covering a card and what with the faithful Maggie die, gilding flakes and sentiments what more can you give a crafter.
Dull in Hull today!!!!
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful elegant card today.
Nancyd xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card, with a very opulent background with the gilding flakes. Really lovely. Have a great day. Bx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card. I used gilding flakes for the first time recently and had to keep reminding myself to breath - I was holding my breath in case the flakes moved! They give such a fabulously opulent effect.
B xx

Karen Drew said...

Love gilding flakes. Looks so rich. Stunning card

Luv
Karen xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Stunning card, very elegant.
Tracy, I was so sorry to read your news about your Dad. Sending you both special healing hugs. Sue xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. Gilding flakes always give such a rich effect. Lovely card.
Jan
Northampton

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card. I haven't used my gilding flakes in ages. Must rectify that as they are so effective.

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue a stunning card

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue and love the design, have a great day,
XxxRuth

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue x xhazel

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow a stunning card today, my eyes were playing tricks on me when I looked at the photos, I couldn't see the cut out you did with the Maggie die. My eyes are more focused now lol.
Have a great day
Maggie

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very expensive and elegant design! Beautiful! X

sued99 said...

I love all those gilding flakes. Still find using them a bit tricky though.

dmjones said...



I'm like some of the others, not used gilding flakes for ages, must get them out again!
Love the card today, Sue,



Doreen x

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue,Mathis is a beautiful card it looks so luxurious with the die and the gilding flakes
KathyB x

Debra K. said...

An elegant looking card today! I don't use gilding flakes as much as I should. Debra x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a really rich looking card today. I love the effect you get with gilding flakes.
Wendyx

lilian said...


Hi Sue, very regal looking card today, lovely for golden wedding.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Very elegant card, love gilding flakes but I don't have any, that border die is on my wish list.
Mick managed some bed exercises and did very well with his eating and drinking, Drs are moving around some of his tablets as sometimes he can take 14 at a time, getting my nails done at college today as part of my daughters assessment.
Thank you all for your wishes, hugs and support
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Wow Sue this is a gorgeous card I love the dies and they work so well with the gilding flakes. Have a wonderful day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

carol quinn said...

Should send this to the queen....very regal
Carol

Anonymous said...

Beautiful elegant card Sue. Haven't used gilding flakes for ages , will have to remedy that .Have a good weekend everyone . JJxx

Suemac said...

Beautiful card

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue.
Lovely card, love the gilding flakes.
Lydia
X

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, very opulent & regal.

Michele

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, must try with the flakes again.

laura ann kempster said...

A truly stunning card, Sue. It is so regal and opulent. I must admit that I haven't played with gilding flakes much, but this has inspired me to try :)

Laura K x

Jane Franklin said...

Lovely card for a sunny morning. I love the centre and I think I understand how its done, so the easiest way is to try it, so I will. Gilding flakes here I come! Luv jxxx

karenlotty said...

Very opulent I haven't used gilding flakes for ages I must get them out again

auscrafts said...

Love guilding flakes,this card is stunning

Virginia Davey said...

What a beautiful card really lovely,my kind of card.having the gilding flakes for background is very pretty.

Elizabeth Harborne said...

Hi Sue What a fabulous card. This would make a great Golden Wedding getting. Simply stunning!

Chris Curry said...

A glorious, rich looking card. Perfect. Thank you Sue. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love gilding flakes but don't use them often enough, although this card has inspired me to get them out of the drawer! A very rich and opulent card and makes a perfect Golden Wedding card. Just beautiful. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

foxyg said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Love gilding flakes and the stunning effects they create. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card love it. love Jean Z xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very regal card, great for Golden Wedding. Must have a okay with gilding flakes again, I have neglected them.

Love Rosemarie x X

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful and shiny card, love it!

Sylvia Yates said...

This is a very rich ,opulent card this morning. Lovely for a golden wedding anniversary. I have such a card to make in the near future and will bear this in mind. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Scottydog said...

A very opulent card today Sue. Could easily be a mans card or a wedding anniversary card. I love working with gilding flakes but have never done a whole background like this, must give it a go. Thank you Sue.

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue I love the look of gilding flakes but I don't use them very often . I think I will be gilding this weekend .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a glamourous gilded card today, would make a stunning golden wedding anniversary card with the right sentiment on it.

Stephanie good tip about the brown paper, I will have to try that.

NannaTina, keep up the good work with Mick, every day he is making a little bit of progress.

A little birdie tells me that your new Christmas dies are coming out about the end of June early July....................

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

gwen70 said...

Wow this is stunning, love the dies and the gilding flakes

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card .
Have a lovely weekend.
Elaine H X

Rosemary Stickland said...

Fabulous card
Rosemary xx

June Horrocks said...

A stunning card sue I love the dies and the flakes are brill thank you sue xxxxxxlove always xxxxxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. Those gilding flakes are lovely. SueL x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, as Lillian says perfect for a golden wedding card. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx
Nana Tina enjoy having your nails done, a bit of me time, good luck to your daughter for her assesment xxx
Tracy sending you and your dad a huge hug xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Lovely colour with the Gilding Flakes, I have some, but find them messy but I will try one day! lol
The Maggie Die is so useful!
Tracy thinking of you today, and sending wishes for comfort to you!
Love Marg

Alison Thorne said...

Very rich looking - lovely card

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

A very decadent creation today. Simply beautiful

Have a great weekend

June x

Jackie Meechan said...

A very rich classy card. Gorgeous.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a wonderful card, I love it. Gilding flakes RULE OK!
Have got the Noble border so must try something like that. Oh if there were only more than 24 hours in the day....... :-)
Hugs, Rose

Jan.moogie said...

Love it and love using gilding fakes, gorgeous card Sue. Thanks for sharing, hugs xxx

Anne said...

I must get my gilding flakes out again. What a lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Very decadent card this morning Sue. Love the gilding.
D xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The lacy borders are stunning against the gilding flakes.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

pippajb said...

Wow spectacular card. Love using the gliding flakes.

Luna-Blue Warminster

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a rather dull day but dry at the moment. I love the way youve managed the layers with those border dies going down into them like that it looks very lush. hugs Shirelyxxx

Paula said...

A very unusual card today Sue, I have the gilding flakes but have never used them. I have a number of things like that amongst my stash! :)
Hugs to those in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Kate's Cards said...

I love gilding flakes and here they have made a really opulent card! Beautiful. xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love the looks you can achieve with gilding flakes and they are such fun to use. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Annie Pennington said...

Love this card Sue. Gilding flakes always look elegant. I used them on the anniversary card I made for my husband and he was very impressed.

Annie P
xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant with the gilding flakes.

ursula said...

Wow, wow what an amazing card today, I just love gilding flakes so this features at the top of my list. Just love how you have cut into the already lain cut dies, gives it a totally different look, would never have thought of that myself, but you come up with such brilliant ideas, you are a total inspiration for me...thank you so much Sue....luv Ursula xx

DeCor said...

Really beautiful and love the way you cut out part of the borders and raised them. I ditto that you are so brilliant Sue. Have a great day.

Lorraine Freeman said...

A beautifully opulent card today. I bought a pot of the flake glue recently but can't find it also my straight handled scissors have disappeared. Very frustrating.
NannyTina, I hope Mick makes some good progress soon.
June, I hope your wound finally heals very soon
Must go and prepare myself for meeting my Mum in town.
Take care all
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Suebak said...

Would not look out of place in a period drama..... so elegant.

Susan x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
You have given us a very elegant card today one that would be put in a place of honour
It is a truly stunning card
Hugs to all that may need one
Theresa G xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Sue it's a elegant and gorgeous card


gr karin van eijk

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning/afternoon Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes! Wow, this is absolutely beautiful. I have never used gilding flakes but will that on my "to do" list.

I've a busy day today so will catch up on comments later.
Have a beautiful day everyone!

Hugs to all! ❌⭕️❌⭕️

Tressa said...

The words rich and opulent have been used many times by other Wilsonettes above and I have no choice but to echo these words as they s precisely describe this beautiful card. I am intersted in the tip about using brown paper with gilding flakes: I must try is if only to prevent the need for a vacuum cleaner to be strategically placed every time I use them -)

Teresa

Hanne Oxholm said...

What a beautiful card! I just love those
gilding flakes - and the dies - WOW!

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
stunning card. I bought some pots of gilding flakes after I watched a demonstration on C&C ages ago but haven't got around to using them yet.

Glad to hear Mick is making a little progress Nana Tina. Enjoy having your nails done, hope your Granddaughters assessment goes well.

Love and hugs
Meg
xxxx

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful card Sue, tfs.

Anonymous said...

This is so gorgeous. I have a crafting day planned with my friend next week and I think we'll use this idea for at least one of our cards. I think while I have all the "mess", I'll go ahead and make several backgrounds, saving some for later projects. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas. Jan D., Florida, USA

Julie Elli said...

Beautiful Sue! It's like a vintage wedding invitation!!
Xx

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs xxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Gorgeous card today sue x the gilding flakes look stunning and I love using mine , as long as no-one comes near me ! Thanks yet again for the inspiration sue x
Tracy just caught up on the comments and so sorry to hear the news x as if you haven't been through enough x sending you hugs and all you can do is try to stay strong which is easy for me to say !
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

terrie said...

This card is just double awesome....what a rich looking card....well done Sue

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card I love everything about it.
Hugs
Heather T

Berina RGA said...

Such a lovely card!! Beautiful die cuts!! Very rich and elegant!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

barbara macaskill said...

I could sit and gaze at this glorious creation all day! Absolute perfection! LOVE gilding flakes and must get this particular one as it is so lovely!! TFS!

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love this card haven't plucked up the courage to use gilding flakes yet but will have a go thanks Stephanie for your tip. Tina I hope your daughters assessment went well. Can't wait for Sue's new dies.

Sue MacFall said...

Hello Sue - love gilding flakes, they make such beautiful cards like this.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the look gilding flakes give to any card and thank you Steph for the tip about the brown paper will definitely try that

Special hugs to Tracy and Nanna Tina xx

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

DeeDee7770 said...

Good morning Sue. What a lovely card again today. I just love your gilding flakes! It is great to see how you use them. I have also used them to cut out fall leaves, a silver moon and so many other things. Your New Zealand dies are just beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration today. You really know how to start my day...thanks Sue. Have a greAt day!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very elegant and stylish...

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love this. Missing my crafting this week.

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Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. That's lucky - I have just taken delivery of that border die and your card has given me the inspiration to go and play. I did feel a bit daunted as I hadn't realised what a large die it is - let's see how it turns out.

Lisbeth

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. It has an elegant classy feel to it. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Narrowboat girl said...

Lovely card Sue, very lacy. I haven't tried using gilding flakes yet

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful, elegant and classy card today. This would be perfect for those Golden Anniversaries.

Love Brenda xxx

fame01 said...
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fame01 said...

Hi Sue
OH WOW what a stunning card I love this
thanks for sharing
Hugs Sarah xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

A very rich looking card and would make a wonderful wedding anniversary card.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is an extremely opulent card and as someone (can't remember who, sorry) said, it is very reminiscent of a period drama. I love it and although I do not have these dies you have given me inspiration for a card I have to make this week-end.

Frances

liz spooner said...

This card has the wow factor for me Sue, I am currently using gilding flakes for my nieces wedding invites.xx

Theresa Pace said...

totally opulent and decadent, hugs xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow beautifully gilded

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Beautifully intricate with more than a touch of decadence. The rich colours of the gilding flakes give a warmth to this gorgeous creations, and the aperture provides the main focal element. I love gilding flakes, they add a touch of class to a card with their opulent tones......they are a hazard to work with and have to be handled with care in a controlled environment, particularly when you have furry four paws:-)
Gilding flakes are a favourite of mine, particularly during the festive season......speaking of which, I am super excited at the thought of your new festive release being launched in June:-) Whilst I'm not in the least bit seasonally inclined, I love to see the fresh new ideas you always manage to surprise us with.
I've had a busy couple of days being super industrious, I made a couple of cards for a close friends birthday. I managed to scrape together a little bit of inspiration courtesy of your blog dear Sue and the results are satisfying. My friend Gill popped over for a SW card master class and we spent a few hours attempting to emulate genius....nae chance! Yesterday I felt pressured by the fact that I had left it so late to make the cards.....too much sun worshipping last week....but today was much more relaxed. I even braved using Sues paper pad for the first time, I was determined to actually use it rather than just stroking it:-).
It all provided me with a timely distraction, the past few days have been difficult. This has been the first birthday without my Dad.....he used to 'surprise' me every year with a visit from Liverpool where he stayed and it just feels strange without him here, I miss him:-(
Tracy, I'm so sorry to hear of your Dads situation. Life can be so cruel and twisted at times , it doesn't seem fair that just as you have reached an important point in your recovery you are dealt another devastating body blow. My thoughts and prayers are with you honey as you come to terms with these developments. Try to be strong, and we are right behind you every step of the wayxxxx
Nana Tina, it's always a real treat to get your nails done, I hope that you enjoyed it. Good luck to your grand daughter in her trainingxxx
Steph, thanks for the great tip.
Lorraine, hope you enjoyed your trip out with your Mum.
Rebecca, lovely to see you back, missed youxxx
Crafty hugs to my besties Yvonne, Beth, Maria, Theresa, Jan, Rebecca, Linda, Lynda, Wheely bad, Frances, P, Pat, Pam and to anyone in need of a cuddlexxx
Have a great evening and a lovely weekend!

Laine1972xxxx

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, just love theceffect of gilding flakes.
Beautiful card.
Love Val i Spain x

Lesley Cann said...

Not sure about the card but love the effect you get with gilding flakes even though sometimes they can be messy.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Just been playing catch up on your blog this week and I must say some very impressive cards,today's card looks very luxurious aren't gilding flakes great

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue. Thank you for sharing..

Su said...

Beautiful, elegant card Sue!

Elaine said...

Stunning card as always Sue, I have guilding flakes but have never used them but roll on tomorrow . I love how you have used the dies in this card , What spectacular ideas you have Sue . I keep watching your you tube videos for hints and tips and lots of inspiration . Have a lovely weekend . Elaine W.

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Gorgeous card - love it x

Lynda's craft's said...

InI Sue
Gorgeous card I love this die & the coloured lovely love it all
Love Lynda Brock xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm rather late again today. A very rich , opulent card today .
Thank you, Myra xxx

Sandy H said...

A wonderfully opulent card. This border die is on my wish-list. I just love using gilding flakes. Thanks for passing on the brown paper tip Steph.
Nanna Tina, pleased to hear Mick had a better day on Thursday. Hope you enjoyed having your nails done and that your daughter's assessment went well.
Take care everyone.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I love this die! It is so pretty when cut and makes such beautiful cards. Love it1
Anne M xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

fantastic card love this die it so large don't need much else with it.Laura O

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
OPULENT AND VERY LACEY. FAB JOB.
DARE I OPEN THE GILDING FLAKES, I TEND TO USE THEM ALL IF I DO. HEHE
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Vie Carter said...

Another stunning design

Vie
x

Eunice said...

This is such a stunning card!! The more I see gliding flakes used the more I like them!

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julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx