Sunday, 19 June 2016

A Friend Like You

 Good Sunday morning all!  I have just realised that I have hardly posted any cards using the Scattered Leaves Background, so I thought I would show you one today!  I started by cutting it in white then adding a sticky adhesive sheet to the back of it.  I pulled out the Gemstones gilding flakes and gilded the exposed sticky on the front of the die.  I used a Rubit Scrubit pad to refine the flakes and remove the excess.  I peeled the other side of the backing paper off and added a white piece of card to give the piece strength.  I cut the background two more times, then used spray glue to adhere them to the the original to build up some height on it.  I added Cosmic Lacquer to all the areas of the die cut, giving it a glossy look.  I set it aside to dry overnight, then cut one more background and added it over the top.  This last one hid any areas where I may have gotten the lacquer onto the die cut.  I used the Double Pierced Noble Rectangle die to make a wide frame for the background.  Next I stamped my sentiment and used the inner die to cut a white on white frame for it.  I added mounting foam to the frame and seated it over the sentiment, then into the middle of the framed background.  I completed the card with a white pierced mat and another white layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Marianne's Craftroom!!!
Yvonne Bennett!!!

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

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Pam said...

Stunning card, beautiful.
Congratulations to comment game winners.
Elaine, Andrew is making such good progress. Happy Fathers Day for him and Daniel.
Thinking of Tina and Mick, Tracey and dad, and all who are not well, and missing.
Maggie, hope you and your granddaughter have a wonderful time with the Spitfires. I'm impressed with her choice of treat at 6 years old.
Lorraine, good news on the heart front.
Happy Fathers Day to all dads, wish I could hug my dad today.

TDQ Karen said...

What a lovely background, congratulations to all the winners x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love those gilding flakes.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love the card today. Great background (must get the gilding flakes out)

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue love gilding flakes and putting the cosmic lacquer on it gives it that WOW factor. Well done to all winners but Very well done to you Sue for sharing with us. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely card that would be ideal for a man too.
Congratulations to the winners.
D x

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card ,love guilding flakes but forget to use them

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card Thank you.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Take care Kitty.

Eunice said...

Love the color of the guilding flakes in this card. I enjoy cards with this technique!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. Congratulations to comment winners. JJxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the background die and the colours thank you tracyw x congratulations to all the winners

Anonymous said...

Really elegant card today, Sue, that's a great background and deserves an outing. Well there's a new technique, gilding flakes with lacquer on top - had to read more than once to get the fuzzy brain in gear!
Elaine, pleased to hear that Andrew is so much better.... and Laine good news too, heart-warming lol! Oooh your cats are up to no good again.
Best wishes for Mick, Nanna Tina, hope things are improving.
Hugs for Tracy.
Well done to the comment winners, nice way to start the day.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another of your beautiful cards with a great technique. Love the gilding flakes and a great one for the guys. Congratulations to all the comment winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

And hard to find. Although I've found a few good genuine friends thanks to you, which is why I'm sending my usual Sunday smiles to you Sue.

What a treat, what a truely stunning card. This background die was made for this technique it shows the full beauty of the design. I would love to be able to imagine what it would look like when it catches the light, I bet it goes from amazing beauty to exquisite at the blink of an eye. You do design the most beautiful dies Sue, put that talent alongside all the techniques you use to show their beauty, and we are treated to the most stunning array of spectacular samples, thank you.

Congratulations to the three ladies chosen to receive a gift - enjoy ☺

Sending my usual hugs to you. Hope you have an enjoyable day xx

hettygarlick said...

Love the effect with several die cuts glued on top of each other, and using laquer on the gilding flakes is an interesting idea.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card and a fantastic background.
Nancyd xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Back at you with the sentiment! What a truly stunning card, I love that background die it it certainly deserves its day on the blog. You keep coming up with some fabulous ideas and techniques I wish I had your brain lol!
Congratulations to all the winners enjoy your prize!
Hugs x
Heather T

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
WOW what a beautiful card today. It is stunning !
Anne M xxx

June Horrocks said...

A beauty today sue love this card the colours and the dies and the beautiful message what a treat thank you love always June Horrocks xxxxxx congrats to the winnersxxxxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What an absolutely beautiful card you've shown us today. I love the scattered leaves background, it is so lovely. And the gilding flakes behind it make for a stunner of a backdrop. Love your frames and sentiments. Wonderful, thank you for showing us.
Hugs, Rose

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow !
fabulous technique, love the sheen on the gilding flakes, very rich and the stacked dies look amazing too. Great card and a technique I must try.
Congratulations to the winners, enjoy your prizes,
Cold wet and windy here today, guess it really is winter after all, hot chocolate time
Muriel x

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card, I love the gilding flakes and the built up die cut background is beautiful X X X

Barbara (C) said...

Think the scattered leaves background and the gilding flakes work so well together.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue
What a gorgeous card another die i need to get ..... the list gets longer each day :)
have a lovely day xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. The glossy gilding flakes look fabulous. Must try that.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Another stunning card, I love the way you have added lacquer to the gilding flakes!
Congratulations to all the winners.x

Debra K. said...

Lovely card today Sue! The use of cosmic lacquer is a great idea, it makes the gilding flakes look wonderful.
Congratulations to the winners. Debra x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love it. The leafy background is wonderful and the gilding flakes look so good. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day.Hugs Jackie

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Just love this card . love Jean Z xxx

jenny Briggs said...

Hi sue
What a great idea lovely card

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats winners. Great card Sue.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good to see gilding flakes. Love the card, Sue.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely clean and simple design today, so elegant - I really like the idea of glazing the gilding flakes background, gives it much more depth...

Congratulations to the comment game winners...


Chris Curry said...

Don't remember seeng this background die before, and I love it. Love the idea of gilding and glossing. Beautiful. Thank you Sue. Xx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue what a great idea to add lacquer to the gilding flakes. Wonderful !! I love your scattered leaves background. Congrats to al the winners .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. Congrats to the winners.
B xx

Narrowboat girl said...

What a scrumptious card Sue, love the gilding flakes. Congrats to the winners

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a stunning card, love the ideas, great inspiration. Well done to the comment game winners. Have a great day all. Bx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, stunning background.

Congrats to the winners.


crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card today it's beautiful.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a lovely day

Marianne's Craftroom said...
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Karen M said...

Morning Sue
I like the use of the gilding flakes they make a stunning card with these dies,
Congratulations to the winners
Best wishes
Karen M

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card, love the gilding flakes.
Rosemary xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Love the glossy look of the gilding flakes :-) Congratulations to the winners - enjoy! Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue,

An elegant card to brighten up anyone's day. Love the new technique, I have pots of gilding flakes that have been pushed to the back of the shelf, might get them out and have a good play.

Have a lot of catching up to do with past posts, time has slipped me by this year, one week just segues into another and before I know it, a whole month has gone never to return.

Healing hugs and little prayers to all in pain whether it be physical or mental.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I just love the way you have built up the die cut and I would never have thought to add glossy lacquer to building flakes but can see what a wonderful finish it gives. Your ideas are amazing. This is such an elegant card. Thank you for yet more wonderful ideas. Best wishes

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous background today. Thanks for choosing me as a winner, have emailed you

CHERYL Brown said...

P.S. congratulations to all competition winners xxx

carol quinn said...

Very elegant

Sandie Braithwaite said...

First time I've seen this leaf background. What have I been doing! It's loverly and is great for both sexes

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, wow what a clever use of that background and I love the way youve layered it up. The gilding flakes are just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx Congratulations on the winners.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
What a beauty of a card for today , i am loving that background .
Congratulations to your lucky winners Sue.
Thank you for your good wishes.
Sending lots of hugs .
Elaine H X

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, such a lovely card I do love the gilding flakes they really make a card stand out on a background
Congratulations to all the winners
KathyB x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, I have this die and it's so intricate, love how you have layered it up. Will be trying this.
To the winners enjoy your prize.
Have a good day.

Suemac said...

Stunning card

IVY Cheong said...

Good Sunday morning to you Sue, I love this card, your background dies are always a favourite of mine. Well, I'm off to buy this leaf background as I haven't had it :-) thank you , Ivy c x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. That background really makes the card pop. SueL x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. The background is gorgeous and a lovely sentiment too.
Congratulations to the winners - enjoy your prizes xx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
Stunning, Do not think I have seen this background used before it is lovely and may need to go on a wish list, which I just know will get longer in a the not too distant future. Maybe it is time for a craftroom clear out on a serious scale!!
Heather R Oxfordshire

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue. Congrats to the winners.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. This is a wow card. I would never had thought of this technique. A difinite one to try.

Love Rosemarie x X

Bente Sørflaten said...

So beautiful!
This background die is amazing :))
Congrats to this week's winners!

Crafti Moggie said...

Lovely card today Sue,

thank you and Congratulations to the blog winners,

lots of love and craftihappiness,

Pearl xx

Kate's Cards said...

Love it! Xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
First Of All Sorry I Didn't Comment Yesterday It's Just That We Were Out Very Early
Today's Card Is Truly Extremely Stunning, I Just So Very Much Love "The Scattered Leaves Die"
Then Using A Very Special Product The Gemstone Gilding Flakes, Also Framing It All
With Your " Double Pierced Noble Rectangle Die"
Also A Very Fabulous Sentiment Which Just Finishes The Beautiful Card Of......
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Your Amazing Talents With Us I Appreciate
Everything You Do You Truly Inspire Me Each And Every Day....
Sue Take Great Care
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes, Congratulations To All This Week's Comment Winner's Enjoy....
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
My first thought was a wonderful book cover, so grand Sue!
Well done to the winners!
Love Marg

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the pierced nobles and this card in white with the gilding flakes is stunning...

Congrats to the winners....

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love this card. Gilding flakes are such fun to use and I too like to build up a design by stacking the same die. It really makes them pop. Thank you for sharing.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great Father's Day everyone.

karenlotty said...

Clever idea of adding another layer of the background die cut Love the effect

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card today Sue, love it

doreenj said...

What a lovely effect and I do like the idea of raising up the die cut,

Doreen x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, the design could be used with so many different sentiments.
Well done to all today's winners, enjoy your goodies
Take care everyone, xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, the leaves background die is beautiful. Congratulations to all the comment winners. Yvonne xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The gilding flakes give it an autumnal look. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Anonymous said...

elegant card today Sue doesn't need much with such a beautiful background to set it off. love yvonnebennettxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I fell in love with this die as soon as I saw it, you may remember that I really like designs that are either a-symmetrical or more random. I think that the gilding flake background has made it look even more spectacular.


fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a friend like you is indeed a special treat and I love today's card, it is so elegant and I bet it looks stunning in real life with the laquer on top of the gilding flakes. Once I get my head properly around the instructions I will be having a go at this one (but with a different die). I can't believe I have won on the comment game again, thank you so very much.

Congratulations to Marianne's Craftroom & Yvonne Bennett, are we not lucky ladies?


Annie Pennington said...

What a lovely background. It will be a very useful addition to anyone's die collection.

Annie P

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, well I am late today, to be truthful I have only just got up and had a shower, I was absolutely knackered as have done a lot over the past days, first I went for a consultation at the hospital about my knee thinking they will advise the steroid injection which I do not want and he told me my knee is 'shot to pieces and needs replacing', so another op is in the offing, I really didn't want that but he said it would not last another 6 months and could go any time.

Then I went to the Clarity Open day on Friday, yes I know it is not Sue related but I do like the Groovi parchment system and incorporate a lot of that in which my cards which I do make with SW dies, I was shattered but learnt so much.

Yesterday my sister came round and so I didn't get a chance to do much, but was so tired this morning I read for a little while and then just fell asleep again, I must have needed it.

Anyway lets talk about the beautiful card today, I love it and the noble dies really do this card justice as does the leaves and the gilding flakes, love it Sue, another winner for you.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Happy fathers day to all those fathers out there and those that are sadly no longer with us.

Wishing everyone well who is suffering, have a happy day.

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

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card going to try something like this with the dies i have.

Kind regards
Jacqui (CraftyJacques)

SueJ said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, the background is lovely, love the die used.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great card today, perfect for either gender but I can see a few males getting this one. What a great idea adding the lacquer on top of the gilding flakes, that's a nice touch. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane xxx
Elaine good to hear Andrew is doing well xxx
Hugs for Tracey and dad and Tina and Mick xxx
June, good to hear you enjoyed yourself, I should have guessed that's where you were going 😀. Have a good rest today xxx
Muriel enjoy your hot chocolate, it's almost that weather here in England at the moment xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Another beautiful card in a lovely frame! I love it!
I'm in a rush as got the family coming today as its Father's Day! We will spoil the Dad's who are here while quietly thinking of the ones no longer with us! Happy happy memories though! Lots for which to be thankful!
Congratulations to today's winners!
Love to all. X

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, I don't think I have ever seen this die before, it's beautiful and makes such a lovely card and I love gilding flake, so a winner all round,
At the moment I am up in Maryport in the Lake District at my daughter's, house sitting and animal minding, her dog and cat,
Love to Tracy and dad,hope you are managing ok, Nanna Tina and Mick and anyone else who is poorly,
Congratulations to the comment game winners, well done, hugs to all Johanna

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, I don't think I have ever seen this die before, it's beautiful and makes such a lovely card and I love gilding flake, so a winner all round,
At the moment I am up in Maryport in the Lake District at my daughter's, house sitting and animal minding, her dog and cat,
Love to Tracy and dad,hope you are managing ok, Nanna Tina and Mick and anyone else who is poorly,
Congratulations to the comment game winners, well done, hugs to all Johanna

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and who would have thought of putting lacquer over the gilding flakes!!! I don't have the scattered leaves die, it was a toss up between it and the Australian background back in September and the Australian won. Congratulations to Frances Yvonne and Marianne on winning the comment game, enjoy your prizes
A feeling of deja vu this morning as I left my son, dil and granddaughter Sarah to the airport. On their way to GOSH for Sarah's surgery on Tuesday, fingers crossed that it isn't cancelled this time. Thanks Maureen and Laine for remembering and Laine I'm glad you had some good news at the hospital. Norah I'm sorry I missed your birthday yesterday hope you had a good day. Caring hugs to Tracy and Nanna Tina. Cheryl lovely to see you back again

Hugs and best wishes everyone

CraftyJo said...

That background die is lovely, I expect it's very versatile.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card, would never have thought of using lacquer over the gilding flakes, but it looks great, something I will have to try in the future.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a fab card today love the gilding flakes
thanks for sharing with us all
congrats to the winners
Hugs Sarah xxxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A wonderful card. Very regal yet clean looking too.

Congratulations to all the comment winners.

Love Helen xxx

Paula said...

A spectacular card today Sue, well done. You're determined to get me using my gilding flakes one way or another. :)
Congratulations to today's winners.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Anonymous said...

So crafting friend is coming over again this week and we are going to play with the flakes....hope our projects turn out half as pretty as yours...

I'm so excited over a grand bargain I found yesterday. I am now the proud owner of the Spellbinder Platinum machine....or I will be when it arrives next week. It was such a great deal that my friend also wanted one, so I bought one locally for her and ordered the second one for the same deal online...there was only one in stock locally. Are you ready for this???? With coupons, we only paid $60 each for the machines. I even asked the store manager if I was understanding the coupon deal correctly and she said "yes, absolutely"!!! Amazing, huh? I'm still pinching myself. My old machine is on its last leg and only a matter of time before the handle breaks again. My Grand Caliber works fine, but it doesn't take my Bigz dies, so....happy dancing here.

Okay....congrats to the winners!!!! Have a great Sunday!

Jan D., FL, USA

Suebak said...

A beautiful card Sue.

Susan x

Scottydog said...

I just love this card, I had been wondering about buying the leaf background die, then you announced the Christmas release so I held back, but it's no good I NEED it! I enjoy working with gilding flakes but hadn't thought to use the lacquer as well. Something else to try. Thank you Sue.

Virginia Davey said...

Love the background die really makes the card

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, love the gilding flakes.
I love how you frame most of your sentiments as it really makes them stand out from the card.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card with a very elegant background, love the inside rectangle around the sentiment too.
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks for sharing,

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and text Sue.

gr karin van eijk

congratulations to the winners

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Such an opulent looking Card, I would like to see this card in real life to see the effects. Thank you for sharing.

Congratulations to Marianne's Craftroom, Yvonne Bennett and FluffyCat.

Best wishes

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to this week's comment winners!
LOVE this stunning card! The Scattered Leaves diecut is beautiful and the gilding is spectacular! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

This card is so beautiful, I so love it!

June x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love the background of this card but would need to add something extra just don't know what. Congratulations to the winners. Lorraine so pleased your hospital tests went well. Pat fingers crossed for Sarah.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is really lovely, I love this background die.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue and another technique to learn. Thank you. Congratulations to today's winners.

Karen Drew said...

Love the background die. Beautiful card
Congratulations to the winners
Karen xx

Anne said...

Very elegant, Sue. Love the idea of the lacquer over the gilding flakes.

Anne (Northampton)

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue this is really lovely today. I am currently gilding my nieces wedding invites, all 150 of them.xx

Theresa said...

Hi Due and all your crafty crew
Well this is another die I have not yet added to my crafty stash lol
If your card is anything to go by I might have to add it soon
Your interpretation of how to use the die is inspirational and has resulted in a wonderful card
Hugs to all that need one
Happy Fathers Day to all dads here and in heaven above
Gongratulations to all the winners
Theresa G xxx

Dawn Holben said...

another super stunning card, i love the clean look but the guilding flakes
bring out the elegance of the gilding flakes.
I really love this style of card.
And another die i need to add to my stash.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Love todays card sue x I'm a lucky owner of the background die and ashamed to say I haven't used it yet ! Thankyou for the inspiration I needed x would never ave thought of the flakes and laquer together another ingenious idea x
Congratulations to the lucky winners x
Laine such good news about your heart x
Sending hugs to nanna tina mick tracy and dad , elaine and andrew and wheely bad x
Dawn hope your hospital visit goes ok x
Norah sorry I missed your birthday x hope you got spoilt x
Jan d what a fantastic bargain you done really well x
Pat I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you all x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Tressa said...

Here's taking the opportunity of free ship's internet and a quite time when everyone is in the show to get to comment.

Anything with gilding flakes is OK with me. Adding lacquer is an interesting addition. Like the idea of doing several layers of th background to build it up. Lovely card. Thank you.


Nana on the Hill said...

What an Elegant Card, it's simply beautiful with the gold flake background bet the photo doesn't do it justice.

DeCor said...

Great eye catching card. .Love the scattered leaves die. Definitely one for my big wish list.Thank you again for sharing your wonderful ideas and cards!!

DeCor said...

Great eye catching card. .Love the scattered leaves die. Definitely one for my big wish list.Thank you again for sharing your wonderful ideas and cards!!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card stunning beautiful background die.

Congratulations to the winners.

Hugs to all.

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I just loved this die when it was first released but in the end made other choices but it really is a great background so I may have to put it on my List.
Your card is very striking and I love the golding flakes.
Lesley S x

Laura O' Connor said...

think the glossy look on the gilding flakes is stunning ,a really beautiful card ,Laura O

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. I too have not seen this die before so must be on my wanted list now. Gorgeous card. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the Scattered Leaves background die.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. Always like cards with gilding flakes but the added layers and the lacquer make this one extra special.
Take care everyone.

nzillingworth said...


julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Sorry to have missed this one as it's fabulous.

Vie Carter said...

Lovely design