Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Thank You

 Hi bloggers!  A black and white colour combo for today's blog post.  I started with the New Zealand Noble Border die without the outer cutting edge and cut it vertically into a piece of coconut white card.  I flipped it around and cut it again, leaving a small gap between the two cuts.  I backed it with black card to show through the cut out areas.  I cut a double strip of pearls down the centre and added a strip to each side of the background card as accents.  For the focal element, I cut the Sydney die in black and backed it in white, a reversal of colour from the background.  I cut a circular opening in the centre then added mounting foam to it to raise it.  I stamped my sentiment (from the Large Elegant Sentiments clear stamp set by Cr. Exp.) and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off, then centred the frame over it and then glittered the remaining exposed sticky area with Diamond Snow.  I cut a frame from the double circle dies in the set an mounted it around the opening as an accent.  I tied a messy bow with thin black satin ribbon and added a black crystal sparkler to the centre of the bow and glued it to the side of the frame.  I finished the card with a white, black, white matting with top piercing with my ruler.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  9 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card, beautiful.
Pat, sending all my best wishes for Sarah's op today, hope all goes well this time.
Tina and Mick, Elaine and Andrew, how are you all, getting along well I hope.
Tracey, huge hugs for you and Dad, think of you every day.
Daily hugs to all, including our missing friends.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful dramatic card today.
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card Thank you.
Quite a classic black and white.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

auscrafts said...

stunning card

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. Black & white always stunning. JJxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, I love monochrome cards. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a stunning card. The black and white is a one of my favourite colour combos. The boarder die is beautiful used like this it gives the background a lacey look to it. Another one for me to try.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a truly beautiful card, that Noble border is fabulous.
Hugs x
Heather T

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, another amazing card, I don't know how you come up with the ideas. Apart from this being a favourite colour combo of mine, I really like the effect of the white strip between the 2 border die cuts, it looks really different. Have a great day. Bx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Black and white always hits the mark and this card is stunning - very dramatic. Thanks Sue.
D x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies going to try and do this card for a wedding card in pink and cream thank you for your ideas tracyw x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Love the colour combo Sue

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Elegant and stunning, love the colour reversal from the background to the focal point. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card I love the black and white so eye catching, thank you for yur inspiration as always

Morning everyone on here have a good day all xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love monochrome x xhazel

Karen Drew said...

Stunning. Black and white always looks elegant
Karen xx

TDQ Karen said...

Very beautiful, the black and white is striking x

Anonymous said...

Such a dramatic card today, Sue, always like monochrome - you could turn this to landscape and it would look equally as good.
Hugs to all missing friends. And greetings to the new bloggers, hope Iggyscraftybits finds her mojo!
Special good wishes for a successful op for Sarah, Pat.

'P' in Wales

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very elegant card. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card the colours are very striking xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Classic and classy. Love it.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a stunning card today, I am so pleased I purchased the Sydney die recently as it goes just right on this card.

Sending hugs and thinking of you all: Tina, Mick, Elaine, Andrew Tracey and your Dad and also to Pat and Sarah.

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

Alison Thorne said...

Gorgeous card Sue - more dies to add to my wish list! I received my yesterday and love it - thank you very much Sue xx

Marion Scott said...

Stunning, very elegant

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
I love todays card, it's stunning and looks so elegant! The Noble border die is one of my favourites as is the black and white colour combo.x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Very dramatic card, stunning.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, wow this card is stunning and I love the black and white together they really stand out, I do like the dies you have used
KathyB x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I just love it. The dies are amazing. Have a wonderful day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Debra K. said...

A classy and stylish card this morning! Wonderful use of dies and it looks fabulous in black and white. Debra x

Annie Pennington said...

Beautiful card Sue. Black and white always looks dramatic. Love the background.

Annie P

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card ,Black and white looks so good together. love Jean Z xxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card today.
Thanks for sharing

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a very beautiful and elegant card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, very classy & elegant.


Rosemary Stickland said...

Love this card, so striking!!
Rosemary xx

Crafti Moggie said...

Nice card today Sue, lovely colours, shapes and design,

thank you,

lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. What a good idea to use the border dies like this. I do need to play more!

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xx

Chris Curry said...

A very striking card Sue, thank you. Xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Dramatic dies and design. I love it.
Hugs, Rose

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Wow! I love this one. It is right up my street. Love it!
Anne M xxx

hollyberry said...

Really elegant card.

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

A really striking design this morning - the NZ Noble Borders look fabulous as a double vertical, I think I prefer them cut as inlays rather than 3D, it really shows off the beautiful fine lace pattern...


Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
The New Zealand borders look fabulous like this and the black and white makes them stand out so well. Love the Sydney focal point too, I have everything needed to make this one, thank you so much for sharing, beautiful !!!!!!
Muriel x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue another beautiful card .The noble boarder is so useful .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A really striking card.
The border die is a beautiful design.
Lesley S

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
This card is classy and beautiful, love it X X X

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
The Sydney Die came yesterday, I had Black Card to I cut several, ready for the top colour!
Love your card today Sue!
love Marg

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful and elegant card, the border die is stunning and I love the fact that you design your dies to be able to cut into the card as well as out of the card.
Thanks for all the great inspiration,

doreenj said...

Not too sure if I like this as much as some others, but it is still a stunning card,

Doreen x

Laura O' Connor said...

this is a really stunning card love this die ,Laura O

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I always love your black and white cards and this one is no exception. I don't have these particular dies, but I am sure I can substitute.

Love Rosemarie x X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Black and white are a hit in my mind always give a stunningly classy card.

H Rixon Oxfordshire

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very striking card today

nattyboots said...

Oh sooo gorgeous Sue , very classy i love it ! .

Andrew came home last night , now we have to build him up to get him ready for the chemo .
He enjoyed egg on toast for his supper and was looking forward to his own bed and hopefully a good nights sleep .
Thank you all for your good wishes .

Sending big hugs to all and take care
Elaine H X

Anne said...

Another great way to use border dies, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a fabulous card and a very apt colour combination to use with the New Zealand Border Die.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a bright sunny Tuesday morning, oh my that is so very pretty I love the colours to, and the ribbon really sets the card of. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

hettygarlick said...

Another really beautiful black and white card!

Bente Sørflaten said...

Wonderful card with a striking color combo!
Great way to use the border die :))

June Horrocks said...

What a beauty sue love the colours and the dies are perfect thank you sue love always
June Horrocks xxxxxx

carol quinn said...

Wow stunning card

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love black and white makes such a striking statement.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very ornate black and white are stunning.
Take care, Jess xxx

sued99 said...

Lovely black and white card. X

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Well hi Sue. Today's sample is so dramatic I actually gasped when it loaded. The colour scheme plays a big part with the WOW factor, as I would imagin it would look far less dramatic but equally as beautiful if the more delicate pastels were used. Gorgeous card Sue.
Have a good day xx

gwen70 said...

This certainly has the WOW factor, simply stunning

Anonymous said...

WOW Sue, love today's card. Dramatic but still stunning!

June x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I like the shape of this card. My cards have all been square lately, so I must get out of this habit. Lovely card. SueL x

SueJ said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the way you have used the dies.
Black and white is always very elegant.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card very striking. I do love the black and white. So simple but very elegant. Love the border die used

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue & Friends
Stunning card very elegant I love Black & white combo
Defenteny got the double Wow factor. Love it all,
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx
Sorry I couldn't comment yesterday my IPad kept freezing up so couldn't publish.
Your card was Gorgeous Sue.

TRACY sending you & your Dad special Hug's hope your both doing ok.
Thinking of you my friend love Lynda xx

Elaine glad Andrew is home & enjoying his food now. Big Hug's for you both

Tina & Mick hope all is going well sending you bothe Some Speical Hug's.xx

WheelyBad how are you my friend hope your Migrain has settled down now.
Love & Hug's & cuddles for Billy xxxx

Kate's Cards said...


rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
a great designed and elegant card! Just stunning.
Rolf xxx

Anonymous said...

Black and white is a lovely striking colour combination. I love the clever use of the border die in the background. how you manage to come up with these designs amazes me . well done and thank you for sharing them with us. love yvonnebennettxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
I like this card Sue, i like the black and white colour scheme that you have used(now don't faint, someone pick Sue up off the floor as she has just fainted on me, lol). The black is more as a highlight to show off the white and does so perfectly and turns this into such a stylish card that fair enough i don't have the dies for but i have others and i will try to make a card for a friend(they are minimalistic and modern) who will just love it as right down her street. Thank you Sue for your inspiration once more and the talent that you share with us all. Sorry i haven't been in but not been 100 % and today i have my little bundle of joy who is keeping me on my toes,tired ones at that.
Frances, i was so chuffed to see your name as a winner on Sunday flower, i hope that you and the rest of last weeks winners enjoy their prize when it comes out to you. Sorry girls someone is getting fractious here and i am trying to burl my mum's study chair with him in it and type at the smae time, not easy so i will wish you all well with hugs to all my friends that need them,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil )

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

What a sticking card today. I really like the laciness with the dramatics of black and white.

Like ve Helen xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Wow! First thought.... striking!

Paula said...

A stunning card today Sue, I do love black and white together. I so look forward to seeing your cards each day, to see what clever idea you have come up with for the unusual way of using your wonderful dies! :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. Very dramatic and elegant in the white & black.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I can see the appeal of this card but I am sorry to say it is not for me. I think maybe it is just the size and shape that is putting me off because I love the dies you have used. I know I like to stick to regular shapes so maybe I will have to try harder to make something out of my comfort zone.

Pat L - thinking of you, Sarah and the family and hoping all goes well today.
Elaine H - good to hear Andrew is home, we always feel so much better in our own beds and you can enjoy feeding him up.
Norah - Thanks :-)


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card very striking love it.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

craftynanna said...

Beautiful card Sue I love black and white so lovely,
hope everyone is coping as best as they can, hugs to everyone, Johanna

craftynanna said...

Beautiful card Sue I love black and white so lovely,
hope everyone is coping as best as they can, hugs to everyone, Johanna

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, Interesting ideas for these dies especially making the background, love from Jackie xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant Sue

gr karin van eijk

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I had to laugh when I saw today's card as yesterday I made a very similar card with the straight edges of the noble die towards the outside edges of the card and also just before looking at your blog I have just ordered the die you have used in the centre for the sentiment. Spooky eh!


Scottydog said...

Oooh what a stunning, striking card. So dramatic in the black but can also imagine this in a maroon or navy card. Ideal for a man. It would be the first card your eye would go to on a shelf of cards. Thank you Sue.

Theresa Pace said...

love monochrome. very elegant. for some reason it gives me the impression of a windy day, hugs xx

Jane Franklin said...

Wasn't a big fan of black on cards but getting to like some if there's not too much black and this card is one of those. Classy. Luv jxxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
You've Done It Once More By Sharing A Clearly Truly Exquisite Card With Us
I Truly Love The Extremely Classy, Elegant, Rich, Opulent Card That You've Decided
To Share With Us.
The Black/White Foundation Card Are a Just So Tremendous Together, I Love The Stunning
New Zealand Border Die, Also How You've Placed Pearls Down Either Side.
Also The Very Beautiful Sentiment From The Large Elegant Clear Stamps From Creative Expression
Adding The Awesome Diamond Snow.
Sue I Can't Thank You Enough For Sharing This Extremley Exquisite Card With Us You Inspire Me
Each And Every Day, I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do Sue Thank You So Very Much My Wonderful Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love Annd Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Steph

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning.....my favourite black and white combo!
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Elegant card I know just the person this card would suit .Pat thinking about you and Sarah today such a worrying time for you. Elaine it's great Andrew is home and eating.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Today's card definitely gets my vote too! It's gorgeous! Thank you Sue.
Pat - thinking of you today and Sarah and those involved in her operation.
Tracy - sending hugs to you also!
So pleased Andrew is making good progress too.
Love to all, Myra x

IVY Cheong said...

Absolutely stunning. My favourite monochrome , love it , Ivy C x

CathyinMN said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Rosie said...

Stunning card, Sue. It is one of my favourite die and monochrom combination..... L Rosie xxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card sue x its so elegant x the black and white really do show the dies offx thankyou once again sue for your inspiration x
Pat hope all is going well today x
Elaine so pleased andrew is home x you can't beat egg on toast x
Nanna tina hope you and mick are well x
Tracy hope you and dad are well too xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Heavenly card!! It looks as if there are wings above and below the THank You!! Black and white always makes me happy and this is absolutely supercalifragilisticexpialadocious! I thnk my heart would burst out of my chest if I was to receive a card like this in the mail! TFS!

Nana on the Hill said...

Lovely combination of dies, & the monochrome makes it so elegant, couldn't fail to please any recipient. Xx

Brenda Lello said...
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Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
This card certainly makes a statement, it definitely would take pride of place in any display, and it is certainly shouting look at to me.
It really is a very elegant card.
Hope you are having a good day, love Brenda XXX

Virginia Davey said...

Lovely bold card . Very nice like it a lot thanks Sue

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I think black and white is always a winner. The effect of the floral lines of the N.Z. Border and the angular lines of the Sydney die are striking. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Narrowboat girl said...

Stunning card Sue

Deb E Isle of Wight said...


Janet Wilson said...

Stunning card in black & white, love it

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very striking - lovely.
Beverley W

Julie Elli said...

Striking Sue! It would go landscape way too! Xx

liz spooner said...

This is fabulous Sue, every time I see this border I like it even more.xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
This card would look equally as good done in the landscape style.
Margaret xx

CraftyJo said...

Love black and white - always elegant :)

Suebak said...

An enchanting card.

Susan x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love everything about it
Unfortunately Sarah's op didn't happen, when they had her anaestheitised and attached all the nerve response monitors there was no output in her legs when she was lying on her back or front only got a response when they sat her up in her normal curved position. She is to have MRI and CT scans tomorrow and then see neurosurgeon on Thursday along with the orthopaedic surgeon who was to have done today's op. Thanks for all your kind wishes for Sarah

Hugs and best wishes everyone

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card That New Zealand die is exquisite and very intricate

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Stunning card today!!!

nzillingworth said...


Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful and eligent card today, really sophisticated. I've just ordered some of these dies, what a co incidence! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Pat what a shame Sarah's operation didn't take place, I hope the consultant can find a way to operate safely soon. Xxx
Elaine what fantastic news having Andrew home. Lots of high calorie food for him then xxx
Tina and Mick and Tracey and dad hope you are all ok xxx

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Sue!! Love the color combination!! Beautiful die cuts!
Moxie Craftie

gailgale said...

Thank you for sharing!!!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this card I very elegant I love the black & white combination & the noble border die is gorgeous

Dawn Holben said...

So very pretty and elegant.
You really know how to give us the best of each die.
Definately love the black and white.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love these dies. Thank you for sharing.

Nat said...

Oh Sue, you are going to bankrupt me! Every time I pop into your blog, your newest creation is always so stunning that I want to recreate it immediately! and of course I NEED whatever die you have used! Stunning card - as always!

nannapat said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so classy, a beautiful card Sue Pat xx

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card, I do like this new Zealand collection


Eunice said...

A very striking but beautiful card Sue. Love how you can use the dies with or without their cutting edges!!!!

Sandy H said...

Such a dramatic card. I don't make black and white cards myself but that doesn't stop me appreciating how striking this one is. I'm sure the design would look beautiful in other colour combinations too.
Elaine, it's good to hear that Andrew is home and hope he is well enough for the chemotherapy before too long.
Pat L., sorry to hear that Sarah's operation couldn't go ahead. I'll be thinking of you all tomorrow and Thursday.
Take care everyone.

Jan.moogie said...

Now this card makes an entrance and is so so elegant and dramatic Sue I want it, needless to say I dont have all the dies so now my wish list is getting longer and longer. Thanks for sharing. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxx

Unknown said...

Love this monochrome card - very elegant.

in Sheffield

SuzzieQ said...

A dramatic and linear card today! Your creativeness always pleases me. Thank you for sharing.

ursula said...

Stunning , love this card....luv
Ursula xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, sorry for the late comment not been very well,
Anyway what a elegant card, its a beautiful card, crafty hugs Julie laz XXX