Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Happy Birthday To You

Hello bloggers!  Another black and white card for you today (I just love that combo!)  I started with the Rococo striplet and using just the inside decorative die, I  cut it three times into a piece of coconut white card.  I backed it with black card to show through the cut out areas.  I used the outer shape die from the Sydney to cut an aperture in the centre of the card.  I set it in a diamond orientation for this.  I added mounting foam to the aperture piece to raise it and set it over a piece of vellum for a softer look in the centre.  I cut the Sydney die in white and recessed it down into the aperture and glued it into place over the vellum.  I stamped my sentiment and covered it with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing off and glittered it with Diamond Snow then cut it with the circle in the centre of the Sydney die set.  I used the two circles in the centre to cut a thin black frame and I glued several together to raise it and make it thicker, then added them to the edge of my sentiment.  I completed the card with black and white mats.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x





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141 comments:

Pam said...

Such a beautiful card, lovely.
Thank you for all well wishes, now feeling lots better, it usually takes few days to get over. Saw doc yesterday and he us happy with progress. This getting old lark is a drag at times.
Jackie, so sorry your daughter is not well, how much worse to be debilitated when you are so young.
NannaTina, how are you and Mick doing.
Elaine, such good news about Andrew.
I don't like football or any sport for that. My mum died when I was 16 and I lived with my dad and 4 brothers, so every sport possible was constantly on our one little tv.
Daily hugs to all especially our missing friends, Tracey and her dad, big hugs

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card John has done a black and white too .
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another beautiful card.
You give me so much inspiration Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
I think black and white is my favourite too
Such a pretty card, and I do like to see the different ways you use your dies
Pat x

auscrafts said...

lovely card ,more die cutting to inspire me

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely. Card. You give me so much inspiration Sue.
D x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card. Black and white is always so elegant.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, another fabulous card, with great ideas for mixing the dies. Love the die cut aperture. Have a great day. Bx

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card, so elegant in the black and white.
Pam pleased your feeling better. JJxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, I love black & white combination it just seems to make your card pop of the page. Yvonne xx

tracy w said...

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

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
Just A Very Quick Comment As I'm Going Out Early
This Morning...
Your Card Today Is Extremely Very Beautiful I Just Love The
Colour Pallette As Black And White Cards Always Look So Very
Classy And Rich.
I Love The Dies Which You've Chosen And The Beautiful Sentiment.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing, I Truly Appreciate All That You Do
Each And Every Day You Truly Inspire Me.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

doreenj said...



This card does "pop", starting to like these black and white cards, wasn't too sure to begin with!!

Debra K. said...

Beautiful card! Really wonderful card design with the use of vellum, it gives the card a very classy look. Debra x

laura ann kempster said...

Morning Sue,

Such a beautiful and effective design; definitely one that I would like to try!

Laura K x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. I think black and white is so dramatic so smart but not harsh with it, when I use this combo I know what's coming - the usual statement from Andy is " black and white ? Who uses black on a card ? When I come back with my one single word answer - "Sue" his reply is "fine, carry on then" lol.
I'm not sure if I have this striplet as it's been so long since I've done any crafting (I'd forgotten I had Gillian until I checked after admiring one of Johns cards last week) !! But I know for certain I don't have the Sydney die but it's our 37th anniversary this week so I will have to wait and see (that's if I've added this whole collection to his list's ) I really want to catch up with all the previous collections before I add others as I must have at least 20 ++ that still need adopting - yikes !!
I do love today's sample Sue so I'm going to check for this striplet and if I don't have it at least I have others to improvise with.
Have a lovely day Sue. Sending my usual hugs xxx

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
Beautiful card, love black and white!!!!
The Rococco die looks brilliant cut into the card and the black really makes it POP.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Marion Bull said...

Love the black and white look, what a classic card!
Maggie B xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Stunning card, love how you've used the striplets and then cut an aperture from them, Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...


A very dramatic looking card Sue. So effective.
Jan

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Great black and white number, love the die cut centre feature, very chic
hugs
Muriel x

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card Sue, this use of vellum is a new one for me and it really looks great x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a gorgeous card. The black & white always looks classy & elegant. Love the way you have used the vellum in the aperture.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Karen Drew said...

Love black and white it always looks classy. Beautiful card
Luv
Karen xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Classy and classic. Love it. I've had a sneek peek at your festive dies from the preview emails I recieved yesterday. Looks good as always. I can't bring myself to say the C word yet! It's too soon for me but I suppose were approaching the half way point very soon.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. All of your striplet dies are fabulous and make great backgrounds. I love the soft look of the vellum on this card. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card. I'm coming round to black and white, wasn't too sure at first. It wouldn't have occurred to me to cut an aperture out where the striplet arrangement was.
B xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
I'm loving this design and the effect you have created by cutting through the middle of the striplet background, beautiful.x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design the dies are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Crafti Moggie said...

Such a beautiful card today Sue, love it all!

Thank you,

Pearl xx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue I love this card it is so pretty I do like the way you use your striplet dies it makes the card so stunning
KathyB x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Is this an ode to John as he loves this striplet.
Really nice card .
Anne M xxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - the striplets have come up trumps again - a beautiful card -love it!
Janette x

Rosemarie said...

Morning /Sue, Lovely card in black and white. I like the way the vellum softens the look. Had a peek at your fe give dues, my have you been busy.


Love Rosemarie x X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love it. love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Well, Sue, only you would have thought to cut an aperture into a striplet panel and it really is effective. Like the softening touch of the vellum and black and white always a winner!
Also seen the Christmas collection - more lusting going on.
Pam - you're right about the getting old 'lark' - but so pleased you're feeling better.
Mr P not interested in football and most other sport (exception the cricket highlights) so hurrah for that - he's a keeper!!
Hugs all round - especially for our Tracy.

'P' in Wales

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really stunning.

Michele

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card - I really must do more with apertures!

That Sydney die is BEAUTIFUL!

Hugs, Rose

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card Sue, as you know i just love the striplet dies i think they are great for making beautiful backgrounds however i would never have thought to cut into the middle , boy,,,,,, am i going to have some fun now , thank you .)

Pam i am so pleased you are feeling a lot better.
Andrew was moved to a ward yesterday , but he seems to be getting very emotional , the nurse said "it is to be expected being as what he has gone through" but it is very worrying as i have never seen him like this , i hope he is feeling better today.

I hope you all have a lovely day
Sending big hugs ,
Elaine H X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Really love this card which I know is unusual seeing as it's black and white! Very elegant and sophisticated.
Pam pleased you're feeling better and I agree that growing old has nothing going for it - my aches and pains are getting worse - I must look about 100 when I get out of bed!!
Love to all, Alison xx

Chris Curry said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. So elegant and black and white is ways o smart. Thank you. Xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Aspiring crafter said...

Sooooo pretty Sue!
XxxRuth

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Lost last comment....so here goes again!
Elegant card in Black and White, so pretty!
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - black and white cards are always very elegant and this one is no exception. Love how you have used the striplet die, another great design. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very striking card this morning and all done with just two die sets - love your use of vellum inside the aperture, gives a much softer look...

Izzy

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Great card today. Love the black and white. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. Elegant in the white & black. Intricate and pretty dies you have used. I love it.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So elegant and pretty

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow another stunningly beautiful card, I do love what you can do with all your dies.
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the black and white combination in today's card it's very elegant. The intricate details of the dies are stunning and you can't fail to make a beautiful card when using them.
Hugs x
Heather T

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, well you have done it again Sue, brought us a stunning black and white combo, I am sure I have these dies and am going to have a play later if I can to try it myself.

Pam good that you are on the mend, listen to the Doctor.

Elaine, the nurse is right that it is expected that Andrew will be like this, he has gone through so much, hopefully when you visit today he will be a little better.

Jackie, so sorry your daughter is not well, how much worse to be debilitated when you are so young.

NannaTina, hope Mick is OK and progressing well9.

Oh and Sue I have seen the pictures of 2016 Christmas dies, amazing love and want them all.

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

Alison Thorne said...

The rococo striplet die is on my "must have" list, I've seen so many lovely cards using that die and today's is another winner. Lovely card Sue, thank you xx

Scottydog said...

Ooh what a striking Card, will have to see if this will work with other striplets as I haven't got this one. Will have to have a play! Thank you Sue!
Can't wait to see what you are going to do with the Christmas dies, they look great.

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful and love the use of vellum, very elegant.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a Wet Tuesday morning, love the card today that is very clever the way you have layered the black behind the white its very effective. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

What a beautiful card! Classy and very striking.

Love Helen xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, super card for us today, love the use of the striplet and the softness of the vellum.
Thank your for sharing, take care, Jess xxx

SueJ said...

Really lovely Sue.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue

June Horrocks said...

What a beauty sue love the die and the black and white combo is brill. Thank you sue love you lots
June Horrocks xxxx

hettygarlick said...

That's lovely, yet so simple.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue I love this elegant black & white card the striplet is gorgeous & I like the way you've cut into the centre of it its fabulous

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue I love this elegant black & white card the striplet is gorgeous & I like the way you've cut into the centre of it its fabulous

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great looking card. I love the way you have cut out the centre to form a recess.
Thank you for your inspiration.
Véronique L

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, love black and white so elegant.
Striplets are such useful dies, I haven't got this one yet.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love black and white cards, they just look so elegant and this card is certainly elegant with the beautiful striplet and the Sydney dies. Love your festive collection and can't wait for your inspiring C cards. A bit disappointed that there was no Tree this year as I have the previous two the illuminated one and the sentiment one, maybe you could do a tree for each year like you do the Angel
Pam glad to hear your feeling better
Caring hugs to Tracy and dad, Nanna Tina and Mick and Elaine and Andrew

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Classy Rococo die and classy black and white equals very classy card. SueL x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very pretty card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

fame01 said...

HI Sue
What a great looking card today really classy
thanks for sharing with us
Hugs Sarah xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A lovely elegant card for today.
Lesley S x

Anne said...

Yet another way of using the striplets, Sue. They really are so versatile.

Anne (Northampton)

Val Jones said...

I just love all the different ways you use the striplets Sue.
Love Val in Spain x

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really beautiful card, which shows the versatility of striplets.
Doreen R

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the happy band of Wilsonettes,
This is the card that we need for the opposite sex or ladies that doesn't do bows and other fancies that some of us like to do. I have done some cards without any fancies but boy is it hard not to put something, anything on just to make it our idea of finished. Now is it a black and white combo or a white and black i wonder? Classic monochrome looks like this is never out of style and this lovely card will be a beauty on anyones mantle piece. Thank you Sue for todays WOW inspiration as always it gives us that twinkling of an idea that sets our creative side flowing. Have a lovely day flower. x
Well i am happy that i have no jiggly legs or back this morning after Saturdays spree and i am back to my normal (if you can call it normal) pain level. It is a gorgeous day up here at the Ochil hills with the sun out shining once more although there is a bit of a wind which will just do my washing nicely out on the rope. I am away to wash and press out the white cardi that i have made for the wee lad for my step daughters wedding. I know a cardi, but she's getting married at this old castle and if it's cold the wee lad will need a cosy on. Kirsten has got him a little jomper suit with white pompom socks and little pale blue paton shoes to wear to it but i will need to sort out a horse shoe for him to give to her.
Well i shall go and leave you all now with hugs being sent to our lovely friends that need them, could do with them or just want them,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil )

Kate's Cards said...

Black and white and very classy! xxx

sued99 said...

Black and white. One of my favourite combinations.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful elegant card stunning

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

rolfi said...

Hello Sue,
that´s again an amazing card...
Rolf xxx

Lisbeth said...

Such a striking card today, Sue. On the face of it, it looks quite simple, but the more you look at it you can see such lovely detail. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisbeth

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Sue it looks so complicate xx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,I love the effect you have created with this striplet diec…😁.Sorry I was unable to comment for the last few days.Internet signal failed.Gloria (sidcup) xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, I love the Rococo Striplet, but would not have thought of using it like this, have used it as a background but not cut into it like this. Beautiful card, will have to try this.
Wendyx

Sandra Kent said...

I like this card, so striking the black and white. Kind regards Sandra

Paula said...

This card is stunning Sue, so elegant, I love everything about it. I've always been a fan of monochrome and of striplets too. :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, monochrome is always so striking X X X

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card today Sue, love black and white

Tanzanite Rings For Sale said...

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Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
This card is amazing...!!! I also love black & white together!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous
Carol

Vie Carter said...

Love black and white,so elegant

Vie
x

CraftyJo said...

You just can't beat black and white for sophistication - it's lovely.

Suebak said...

A beautifully balanced card yet again. I don't think you can go far wrong with monochrome.

Susan x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love the style and techniques involved here.

Littlelamb said...

Love this card Sue. Must try it or something similar. Like the new Christmas dies. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card today even though it doesn't have flowers or bows. I hope that you enjoyed your birthday meal last week.

Susan White said...

Love this card Sue - black and white is always classic and simple, which is my favourite! Susan x

barbara macaskill said...

Black and white is my favorite combo! LOVE this card!TFS!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a most attractive card and a great way to use the striplet. I love the way you have used vellum under the Sydney die, it really makes a lovely soft background.

Pam - so glad you are feeling a bit better. I agree that with all the aches and pains getting old is no fun but it is better than the alternative :-)

Yvonne - you are not alone in being fed up with the football. I am so cross with the schedulers thinking the whole nation is football mad and re-arranging the schedules to suit the foorball and either moving or cutting out our favourite programmes.

Frances

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I really like what you have done with this card! It makes it so interesting! I love the softening effect the vellum has too. I need to use it more!
Black and white is always smart! Thank you!
On the Sports debate - I love nearly all sports except F1 or Motorikes! However I'm not that interested in European matches with no " home" interest! Just hope the violence stops!
Hugs to all friends on the blog!
Myra x

Sue MacFall said...

This is another stunning card - like you I love black and white.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. I like how you've used the strip let then cut into these using another die. Makes for a lovely design. Thanks for sharing,

Suzzette Yandle said...

A dramatic card today in black and white. The Sydney die cut in white glued over the top of the vellum and recessed gives such a soft and delicate look in contrast to the black. Great design. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us Wilsonettes.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Striking elegant card today sue x its beautiful x
Just catching up with the blog after spending the last few days away . My son and girlfriend went to a very wet and muddy download festival !
Pam so glad you are on the mend x sending you hugs x
Nanna tina and mick hope you are both well x
Tracy hope you and your dad are ok too x
Elaine just caught up and glad your son is progressing well and not surprising he's emotional after everything x sending you both hugs x
Wheely bad sending you a big hug too x
Yvonne I wouldn't mind the football so much if it wasn't spoilt by the awful violence x there's enough of it in the world without that sort of behaviour x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

gailgale said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card. So Pretty, and you could do it in so many colors and it would still turn out lovely.
I am excited to try making this.
So simple and yet so elegant!!!!
Thank you!!!



Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this Card is Classically elegant. Great dies and colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card. I love glittery cards.

Annie P
xxx

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous card.

terrie said...

Great looking card.....I like the lacy look of it....well done Sue and tfs

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card.
Beverley W

Jean said...

I love how each of your cards is different yet always elegant

karenlotty said...

Beautiful The way the Roccoco Striplet mirrors the Sydney is pure genius

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
Fabyooooolesssss!!!!
Such a fab card and dare I say it verging on the masculine x
Rococo is a recent addition to my collection as is Sydney and I can feel it in my waters that this card could be the first one I make with said dies x
Thanks for giving my brain cell a push in the right direction Sue x
Skype Laine last night. I think I managed to convince her that I lime her. Lol. She has got a few appointments so it is going to be a tiring week for her. I made sure that my bedroom was tidy so she could not paint a bad picture of my living standards. She can't be that disturbed by what she saw cos she still keeps begging me to come and stay! Lol x
THERESA - I know what you mean. It is so awful to see so much nastiness x
MYRA - you must be a happy bunny that the football has taken over x
FRANCIS - you're a misery like me then. Lol x
P - definitely a keeper. Almost perfect. Lol x
PAM - so pleased you are feeling a bit better - does that mean you have been behaving? x
LORRAINE - well done you - 2 cards. Yummy - cinnamon rolls - got to say not something I have had for ages cos of my Coeliac disease but could just stuff my face with a batch right now x
ELAINE - hope things not so emotional today but that is perfectly understandable. Love to you both x
TINA - hugs for you and Mick x
TRACY - thinking of you and dad. Hugs x
Signing off now. Itching to play with rococo but not happening this evening. Could do a bit of prep in the hope that I'll manage it tomorrow. I'll let you know.
Hope missing friends are ok - hugs for you all x
Take care and sending you all happy thoughts
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Narrowboat girl said...

Hi Sue. Love the black / white as well & the Rococco & Sydney dies look like they were designed to fit together, very clever

liz spooner said...

Wow Sue another beautiful card today.xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another beautiful card today in classic monochrome - very classy. Also just pre-ordered a few of the Christmas launch - can't wait to see what you do with them!!!

Theresa said...

Hi Sue And all your crafty crew
Ohh I really really like this card , I think black and white is so elegant and always a winner
I bought this die before I came on holiday and I will be trying out this design might have to substitute the middle die though as I don't have that one
I hope every one that has health issues is getting better
Hugs to all that need them
Theresa G xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue

gr karin van eijk

Jane Franklin said...

Love the card and the use of the striplets is Brill. Luv jxxx

Berina RGA said...

Love love love this card, Sue!! The striplets are so beautiful!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

nannapat said...

Love this design Sue and the monochrome looks so effective. Pat x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Stunning card today, thank you.
Pam, glad you are improving, as Bette Davis once said "Getting old ain't for cissies" and I agree!!!!
love to all, thinking of you who are caring for loved ones.
Maureen xx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love everything about it. I always forget to use vellum and it gives such a soft elegant look.
I love all your new xmas dies and don't know what to order first!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
So elegant black and white always look classy.
DIE-ING to see what you create with your new releases.
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Such a classic combination of colours, I love black on a card, it's so sophisticated and elegant....just like moi:-).....I am also fortunate enough to have the components of this beautiful card, it's simplicity and refinement impress me so I feel that it will be necessary to poach your idea and recreate it in all of it's magnificence....I haven't crafted for a few weeks so this would ease be back into the saddle so to speak:-) I love your use of the vellum, it elevates a card from the ordinary to the spectacular.
I have been very lax of late with my blog duties, I could pretend that I was on a fabulous holiday or even led a semi interesting life full of surprises and action but as I said, I would be fibbing:-( In all honesty, apart from fighting off the stalkerish tendencies of Yvonne, I've been laid up with a couple of persistent migraines over the weekend and felt it best to avoid any online activity.
I'd recovered enough to treat myself to a cut, dye and blow dry yesterday which fairly cheered me up....despite the fact that it was pouring down....my good mood lasted until that pest Yvonne Skyped me again:-( What a monumental mistake it was to let Sue give her my contact details because I have been persistently badgered by her ever since. I've tried to be nice, laugh at her lame jokes and pretend I'm interested in her dull life but I'm beginning to get freaked out by her intensity...texts, phone calls, emails, you name it, she does it day and night and now I've been pressured into going to visit:-( I'm nearing my wits end, any suggestions as to how I let her down lightly for I fear that she will have a complete meltdown at the prospect of my rejection....she may be overbearing and yes, irritating but I wish her no ill and don't want to damage her fragile ego. Any help would be appreciated ladies:-)
I too am fed up with wall to wall football, I'm a keen armchair sportswoman but this is overkill, when it interferes with my regular doses of the soaps then I have to express my outrage and displeasure.....I'm looking forward to the tennis and Andy big time though, not to mention the Olympics:-)
My thoughts and prayers go to the victims and their families in Florida also, such a sad and senseless act of violence, something has to be done about the gun laws surely because this seems to occur with alarming regularity in the States:-(
Pam, hope you're getting the rest you need after your 'blip', sending you hugsxxxx
Lorraine, I'm impressed with your work ethic, if only I could emulate your dedication but life throws so many distractions my way lately
Tracy&Dad, Tina & Mick, Elaine& Andrew, wishing you all well tooxxx
On an exciting note, aren't Sues new Christmas dies fabulous? Can't wait until the official launch but I will definitely be bankrupted when they become available unless I can find myself an ageing sugar daddy pronto:-)

Crafty hugs to all my Wilsonette besties,

Laine1972xxxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
WOW STUNNING card today I love love it & love Black & white.
Only you could think of cutting a aperture in a striplets but then that's why your the queen of craft
Thank you so much for sharing
I also love you new Christmas dies Sue they are amazing.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock.xx

Pam so pleased your feeling better Hug's xx

TRACY hope your doing ok my friend Big Hug's for you & your Dad xx

Elaine so pleased Andrew is now on the mend he has come so far sending him & you some (((((Hug's))))xx

Nanna Tina sending Hug's for you & Mike xx

Wheelybad how are you my friend Big Hug's coming your way & cuddles for Billy xx

Hug's for everyone xx

Dawn Holben said...

Wow another beauty today, love the roccoco die and that is one striplet die that i have yet to get.
I am even loving black on cards now lol

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

What a stunning card, It really makes ia statement, and is shouting 'look at me' definitely a show stopper.

Hope you have had a good day, Big Hugs, Brenda xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Nearly forgot to visit task task, I am glad I remembered in time.
Fabulous card Sue, so stylish and elegant. I would never have thought of cutting into the background like that. Superb
Good to see you Laine, I am sorry the migraines have been torturing you.
Hugs for Andrew it's a tough road he is on.
I have made another card today, this one featured the Cathedral background set and some very old stash. Made a new home card for my granddaughter.
I felt really poorly this morning and at two o'clock I discovered why. My Mum phoned this morning just as I turned off my tablet alarm so I didn't take them. I now have an extra set of alarms asking me if I have taken my tablets.
Damming fibro fog.
Take care my blog buddies.
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, very stylish, I must invest in the striplet die, it's so pretty. Thank you for sharing such a beauty with us.
Love Diane G xxx

Pam good to hear you are making progress and doing as the doctor ordered. Xxx
Elaine Andrew had been through so much and has kept smiling throughout its no wonder his emotions have caught up with him. I hope he was brighter when you caught up with him today. Xxx
Tracey and dad, Tina and mick sending hugs. Xxx
Anni any news on your new great grandchild ? Xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

That is certainly a different way to use a striplet. Love black and white.
Jan
Northampton

Eunice said...

This is a very dramatic card today! Love the combination of dies that you always use!!!

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Such a stunning card. Need to add this striplet to my collection. I love monochrome so a winner for me.

Sending big hugs to Elaine's Andrew, Tracy and her Dad and others who are unwell, be they Wilsonettes or their families. I'm so sorry so many of you or your families are struggling.

Theresa W and Lynda, thank you both of you. Harder road than normal of late and hugs very well received. Sending you both big big hugs by return. Lynda, Billy sends lots of fluffy cuddles back.

Laine, I needed the laugh, thank you. Can't wait to hear Yvonne's side of the story...!

Im not able to share at the minute, too much floating round in the voids of my brain. I'm OK though, have a daft dog waiving his paws about while asleep upside down. How can anyone be unhappy watching that?!

Sending you all big massive hugs, I'll be back soon

T x

Anne Prescott said...

Love this one Sue, black and white one of my favourite colour combos. Anne x

ursula said...

I absolutely love this card, beautiful dies used here in such a clever way. Away in Canada for an extended holiday but will give it a try on my return, love it...thanks Sue...luv Ursula xxx

Katielouise said...

Hi Sue What a beautiful card this is. I love the black and white theme especially with the soft white of the vellum. I'd guessed you had used a striplet but couldn't work out how you'd done the rest without reading your post fully it's seems quite complicated for me to try. I do adore it though. You are so creative and I admire that you always are full of inspiration to share.
Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Sandy H said...

Lovely design. I can see this working well with other colours as I don't use a lot of black on my cards. Striplets are so versatile.
Take care everyone.

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