Friday, 29 July 2016

Wish You Were Here

Hi bloggers!  Back to one of my favourite combos of black and white for today's card.  I started by cutting the Squared Tile Striplet using the decorative inner die only on both sides of the card.  I used the Bruges outside cutting edge to cut an aperture in the middle of the card.  Using my paper cutter, I cut both of the striplets in half down the middle of them.  I overlapped the cut off pieces back onto the other piece of the die and made them smaller, which resulted in a different look too them as well.  I added a thin black strip of card along the edge where the piece had been cut to disguise the cut lines.  I added mounting foam to raise the piece and added it to a piece of black card.  I finished cutting the Bruge die in white and recessed it into the aperture.  I used the smaller die from the set and cut it in black, backing it in white.  I cut it into a frame and added mounting foam to the back.  I stamped my sentiment and covered it with sticky adhesive sheet, peeled off the backing and seated the frame over it.  I glittered it with Diamond Sprinkles for a little bling.  The card was then completed with a white, black , white mat assembly.  The finished dimensions are  6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Such a lovely card Sue. Very classic.
Tina, excellent news about Micks day yesterday, so glad he could sit in the chair and enjoy the visits of his children and grandchildren. It would make you feel better too.
Elaine, hope things are getting better for you and Andrew, he has so many people rooting for him.
Tracey, hope you are doing okay, thinking of you.
Good luck for today Steph, hope the treatment goes well.
Hugs to all Wilsonettes.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card. Love the black and white combo. Gorgeous. Thanks Sue.
D x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, yes another winner with me Sue, love the combo and the dies, it never dates does it, this type of card.

Hugs to everyone who needs it

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

Jan.moogie said...

Now thats a retro border Sue well done. Another Sue special, thanks for sharing. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Had to take a quick peek before leaving the house for part 2 of treatment and goodness knows how I'm not doubling up on letters as my hand is shaking so much lol !! Everything about today's very smart card says masculine. A fantastic colour and design for our 'now easier' male cards. With every new collection you bring comes more tools for those awkward cards so thank you.
sending love n hugs today xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I share your love for black and white designs and this one is strikingly beautiful.x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card that in black and white looks so elegant.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, monochrome my favourite!!! But as you know most colours are my favourite!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Anonymous said...

Black and white always looks classy and this is no exception, lovely card Sue. Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Black and white is one of my favourites too. The striplet is very different and I must put it on my shopping list
Pat x

tracy w said...

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

Annie Pennington said...

Love the way you used the die today Sue. Black and white with a bit of bling always looks elegant.

My youngest daughter is having her gall bladder removed today. It's keyhole surgery being done as a day case so my hubby will wait at the hospital until they discharge her. I hope it all goes well. I didn't realise so many young women in their 20's have their gall bladder removed. My middle daughter had to have hers removed 3 years ago (she was 28) My mum had hers removed in 1977 but I'm sure she was in her 30's at the time.

I'll probable sit in my craft room and mess with inks and paint today to keep my mind occupied. Sounds like a plan.

Have a nice day everyone.

Annie P

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, I love monochrome colour ways & diamond sparkles you can't go wrong. I just love, love, love it. Yvonne xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
So so elegant in monochrome.
Jan x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and Crafters all,
Beautiful card today Sue, I love monochrome to, so striking. Love the striplet, not seen it before!!
Love and crafty hugs to all,
Tina T xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is so striking, with the colour combo and layout. Love the borders, great idea. Have a great day. Bx

auscrafts said...

Lovely card ,very classy

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Sue xx

Marion Scott said...

Very elegant card Sue. Marion S x

Chris Curry said...

Black and white cards always look smart and special Sue, and this one is no exception. Thank you. Xx

Crafti Moggie said...

Morning Sue, great card today, love it all, so elegant and masculine

thank you,

Pearl xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A great card Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

carol quinn said...

Really elegant card sue

Debra K. said...

Lovely monochrome card today! Debra x

hazel young said...

LOvely monochrome card Sue x xhazel

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card.

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. Think black and white always looks classy
Karen xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, just love the classic black & white combination.


nattyboots said...

A beautiful elegant card Sue, ahhh those striplet dies do it for me every time.

Hi Pam Andrew had a far better day yesterday hardly any pain at all and it was his Birthday too so when the sun came out his wife took him a spin around to the Garden Centre , he had a good look around and enjoyed the blooms .
Thank you all for your good wishes
Take Care Everyone
Big Hugs
Elaine H X

A Happercrafter6 said...

Black and white cards look so effective including this one.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the combination of black and white it is so stylish. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

SueJ said...

A lovely elegant card Sue, really like the black and white very striking.

Anne said...

What a clever way of using the striplet, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,a really elegant card .I love the striplet die you have used. I have not seen that die before. Must look it up .Thank you Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful as always :))
Black and white cards are just so elegant.
Love the way you have used the striplet here.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Sorry i was missing yesterday my back was playing up all day and its not much fun when hubby is away for a few days so had to manage on my own. So took all my pain killers and spent most of the day in bed, woke up this morning and feeling lots better but will feel loads better when hubby is back at tea time. Todays black and white card is gorgeous, very classy and i think a great one for the guys. Have a lovely weekend Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Beautiful card love the monochrome look
hope you all have a lovely day

Suemac said...
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cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card! I love the monochrome look and the dies used in today's card.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very stylish and clean cut card. Would be great for men's cards, especially in the monochrome. Sending best wishes

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
This card is stunning. I always forget I can cut the die cuts in half. The striplet border just finishes this off lovely.
I do love black & white card combination it's very classic looking.
Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Classy design in black and white - love what you did with the Squared Tile striplet, makes that diecut look totally different...both die sets are already on the wish list so thanks for the idea...


Doreen j said...

This would look lovely in any combination of colours, Sue, but so elegant in black & white,

Doreen x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
An elegant card. I love the way you've used the striplet borders.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Classy, stylish, smart - all words used already and couldn't agree more. Nice card, love mono Sue.
Again echo Pam's comment - and sending hugs. Hope Steph's treatment and Annie's daughter's op go well.... had same surgery, a walk in the park!

'P' in Wales

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Very elegant card,black & white with bling very eye catching.
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue I do like black and white cards they really compliment each other, I do like your striplet die that would be great for a mans card
KathyB x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card. Love the black and white, and the striplet die. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Classy and elegant and I love black and white cards, love what you've done with the tiled square striplet
Denise T hope the painkillers helped and you'll be up and about today
Tracy, Elaine,Nanna Tina and Wheelybad sending you all a big hug xxxx
Hugs and best wishes everyone

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I think black and white always looks classy!
Love Marg

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card. Love your colour combo (but I guess that's not news to you), so clean and elegant. And the striplet is WONDERFUL, it's so versatile and lends itself not only to men's cards but also to oriental cards, amongst others.
Hugs, Rose

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Love black and white cards they always look classy. I like the way you have turned the Striplet into a boarder. Have a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie X X

June Horrocks said...

A real beauty today sue very regal love the dies and sentiment thank you
I have managed to save for my double peireced circles I'm chuffed sue !!!!!
Love and prayers Steph xxxx
June Horrocks xxxxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, very sophisticated. Love the striplet at the side, ver Art Deco. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful cards and inspiration with us.
Love Diane G xxx

Elaine good to hear Andrew enjoyed his birthday, belated birthday wishes for him. Xxx
Tina what lovely news about mick xxx
Annie I hope your daughters operation goes well xxx
.tracey sending hugs xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the square tile striplet. It's on my list.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

gwen70 said...

Simply beautiful

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Love monochrome so this is stunning to me.
Anne M xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the classy art deco look

Laura O' Connor said...

love the black and white stunning classic,Laura O

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, a fabulous Art Deco card this morning and its stunning in black and white. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card so useful for Male and Female cards.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, a classic card for us today, it is very striking.
I received my prize yesterday, and the stamps are lovely, they will be very useful? Thank you so much.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

IVY Cheong said...

Classy and classic monochrome card. Have a good weekend, Ivy C x

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant in the white and black.

Yorks butterfly said...

Great card Sue, would make a lovely card for our Male friends. Love the black and White combination.

Sylvia Yates said...

Love this colour combo. Great card for our male friends. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A simple, but stylish card.
Margaret xx

Suebak said...

Love the depth and dimention you have in this card and the way you cut into your die shapes. Due to the colours being monochrome the detail stands out clearly.

Susan x

DeCor said...

Had to change my email address as was not loading on my old kept forgetting to check!! And I see I have missed so many gorgeous cards of yours Sue!
I love the colour combo today buy my favourite part is the way you did the border..superb. Have a good weekend.

Kate's Cards said...

Very classy! xxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and colour just beautiful. love Jean Z xxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, classic and classy monochrome suitable for many people. Love the design but you know me, I would be making it in another colour lol


Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous monochrome card, love it!!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Poppyfield Crafts said...

Hi Sue

Great card, black and white always looks good

Have a good weekend

June x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love black and white so this is a hit. Would never have guessed the the border was a striplet, so clever.
Have a good day.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dearest Special Friend Sue,
Another Extremely Very Beautiful Card I Like Yourself I Love
Black And White Cards.
Today's Card Is No Exception, I Love The Tile Striplet Die That You've Used
You Always Produce Great Dies, And The Striplets Die You Produce Are Always
So Excellent And Very Useful, Then The Fabulous Bruges Die.
I Love It When You Add The Tremendous Diamond Sprinkle's To Any Card.
Sue Thank You For Sharing Take Care My Wonderful Friend.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Steph Take Great Care Thinking Of You...

Paula said...

A very striking card Sue, I get a feeling of art deco looking at the striplet, I must go and look closer at that one! :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card sue x the black and white is so elegant x thankyou sue x
Annie hope your daughters op goes well x
Steph sending hugs during your treatment x
Nanna tina glad mick had a good day yesterday x you both must have been exhausted after all your visitors x
Tracy hope you are ok and sending hugs x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another wonderful card, love the black and white it is so elegant.

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, very clean and simple (yet with a lot of detail) ;)

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Fabulous card I love the striplet will have to get that one it looks very art deco

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Fabulous card I love the striplet will have to get that one it looks very art deco

Unknown said...

Super card - love the geometric striplet and the colour combo of black and white, a definite winner!

in Sheffield

Sue MacFall said...

Love black and white - really elegant looking card.
Thank you,
Sue Mac

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card, I love black and white.
Rosemary xx

Tressa said...

Stylish, elegant and classy. Yep, I am echoing sentiments made above, but can't say any more than that.


barbara macaskill said...

LOVE the design that the striplets makes! Black and white is such a regal color combo!! Beautiful, stunning and magical!! TFS!

Susan White said...

Love black and white - so classy! Susan x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Well I had to go and check what the striplet die looked like as it looks so different used this way. Different in a good way though. Nice and crisp in black and white too.

Love Helen xxx

sued99 said...

I do love black and white cards and this is no exception. Great way to use the striplet.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning again particularly as it is monochrome....

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome details on those fabulous dies! Love the beautiful card!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. I also really like black and white Cards. I like the use of the Squared Tile Striplet die and think this would be a great male Card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

gailgale said...

So lovely!!!!

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Just love black and white combo. Clean and simple, well for some it is!!

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Had a lovely week catching up on Sue and John's shows. as usual I have learnt such a lot thank you so much.

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue. Just love the effect you've given us by cutting the striplet in half. Fanrastic card.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Jean said...

Love the black and white!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and elegant Sue

gr karin van eijk

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card. I love the way you have used the striplet die. It looks very retro! Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Gorgeous card Sue, Monochrome cards always look so stylish X X X

karenlotty said...

I so love that Striplet and looks brilliant with all of the other dies Love black and white cards

Dawn Holben said...

Gorgeous and very elegant card Sue.
I love what you have done with the striplet die down the sides.
Absolutely beautiful and love the black and white too.

lilian said...

Hi Sue, sorry to be late, a very elegant card, has an Edwordian feel to it.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!
Really love the design of this card and black and white are a great combo.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a delicious design, the monochrome colouring is divine and extremely sophisticated plus very classy. The stand out component for me is the tiled striplet border, it's gorgeous and very Art Deco in feel. A very impressive design Sue, a triumph.
Feeling a little dodgy today, tried to enjoy the sunshine but my heart wasn't in it:-( Tomorrow is another day I guess:-) Had a really busy week so far, think that it's just catching up with me....Maybe a nice stress free weekend crafting is what's in order.
Annie, I hope that your daughters operation went well, her recovery should be speedy after key hole surgery and any discomfort she feels will be nothing compared with a gall stone attack. Take care.
Denise, give your back plenty of rest, it's the only way to help it in the long run, hope the painkillers have made it more manageable for you though.
Tina, glad Mick has his appetite back, it will help to build his strength up again and stop you from worrying yourself sick over his progress.
Elaine, happy belated birthday to Andrew, glad he enjoyed the day:-)
Yvonne, sending hugs, sorry about yesterday, we can catch up over the weekend instead honeyxxx
Big hugs to blog buddies Beth, Rebecca, Alison, Jan, Linda, Lorraine, p, Pam, pat, Maria, Theresa, Wheely bad, Tracy, Frances, and anyone in need of a comforting cuddlexxx

Crafty hugs


Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. And crafters.

Ooooh I do love the black n white monochrome look. This ticks all my boxes. Would certainly make a smashing male card.

Love n cuddles to all. Xxx

liz spooner said...

This seems quite a manly card today, but it is nice though.xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love black and white cards, I also love your striplet dies this is one I have not got yet
Mick was in so much pain between 3.30-5.30am gave him some oramorph and his tablets early he finally fell asleep at 6, he's had some spasms during the day but not like this morning he's had a good appetite weetabix, fish, chips,mushy peas, eggs, bacon, mushrooms, Swiss roll, crisps and hot milk with a flake melted in it so a brilliant day
Thank you all for your kind words and wishes I send you all big hugs
Happy crafting
Love and big hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxx

Brenda Lello said...

OH WOW Sue this card is stunning,

I am not a fan of black - but this card has got the balance just right, a big wow. Love it.

Thank you for sharing, Love and hugs, Brenda xx

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue, like black and white together. Thank you for your constant inspiration. Don't know how you come up with so many different ideas all the time.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a stunning card !!! The black and white colour combo is fab !!! Your Bruges die looks so elegant and I love your square tiled striplet. I think it is a great die to use on a man's card. I love the various layers you have made on this card. I think this whole card would make a fab mans card, it is really classy and elegant. Thank you for sharing your stunning card today. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Lesley Cann said...

Great card. Love the black and white but it would look good in other colours.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the black and white which looks so fresh. Xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Crikey, I thought I had commented already.
Classy, elegant card today Sue thanks for sharing.
Belated birthday wishes to Andrew, I am so glad he was able to enjoy it.
I hope Mick does not have another flare and keeps well.
Laine, I hope a little rest helps you bounce back.
Annie, I hope your daughter's operation went ok and that she has a swift recovery.
I managed to walk down and back to Sainsbury today so was rather chuffed with myself. Of course I slept this evening but not as much as I have been so that's another positive.
I think tomorrow I ought to have a craft day so will let you know if I succeed.
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Will have to read the comments tomorrow as keep falling asleep.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I love monochrome, I have to investigate the striplet for sure, it looks great in the narrow channel. A great card for pretty much anyone. Hope all is well with you Sue, big hugs x

Steph, hope everything went well with your treatment, big hugs x

Annie P, hope all is well after your daughter's op, big hugs x

Denise T, me too... Please take care and don't push it, there's not much that can't wait till hubby is home! Relax and rest. Big hugs x

Nanna Tina, so pleased Mick is eating more and more, there will be pain after a busy day but at least with a full tummy he will recuperate better. Big hugs to both of you x

Elaine, so glad Andrew continues to recover. Hope he shared a lovely birthday with all the family, big hugs x

Lynda, been thinking of you and so has Billy, doggy kisses and fluffy cuddles from him and big hugs from me x

Tracy, big hugs. You've been in my thoughts throughout the week x

Sending warm wishes and big hugs to anyone who is unwell or in pain xxx

What a week. Sorted meeting with care agency for next week. A weight off the mind. Got Mum in law sorted with the sewing she needed help with during the week but it exhausted me. Brother no.1 is as fastidious as me when it comes to cleaning I found out on Thursday, he said he wanted to do a good job so when my cleaner came back Monday all was in order, bless him. Showed him the stuff I got for his wedding crafting and he's happy but his fiancée will get final say when I've done a sample. I did some little bits while he cleaned to help plus I groomed Billy and by the time Mr W left Thursday evening I was shattered and fell asleep until 11pm. Wouldn't have normally been a problem but today (Friday) is Mr's birthday and I hadn't made a card so I was in the craftroom for 2 hours until 1:30 am making him a card and wrapping his surprise gift. He thought he'd had his gift from me already as I got him some Polaroid glasses for fishing about 6 weeks ago but I surprised him with a T shirt of our favourite band, on the picture, which was in the style of a book illustration from the 1700s, were dogs that looked like lurchers so Billy and I decided it had to be done. It was also his last day at work so before he got home I washed, got changed, put on a bit of jewellery and make up. Was a great idea in theory but after the week I had it was too much and I spent the early evening with a migraine and spasms in my neck and back affecting my right arm. You just have to see the comedy in moments like that! We're going to his parents tomorrow for tea. We changed from Sunday so his aunt and uncle could make it too. I will be having a sleep tomorrow afternoon or it won't happen as I know I'm kinda on the edge of things. If I can't I shall send him and Billy regardless. So again, a chance of being very worn out unless I find some spoons from somewhere so if I don't visit, don't worry. Need some crafty time so badly but energy needed elsewhere. Maybe next week?!

Sending smiles and big hugs to Pat and Sarah, Laine, Yvonne G, Norah, Theresa W, P, Maria, Fluffycat, Marg, Lorraine F, Alison, Pam, June and anyone I missed x

Sending big hugs and good wishes to everyone wherever you are in the world. Have a great weekend x

See you all asap! T x

Sandy H said...

Super design. I'm sure the design will work using a different colour too as I'm not into black on cards. I have both of the dies you've used and though I'm getting more adventurous at snipping away with the scissors I hadn't thought of making this striplet into a border.
Nanna Tina, it's good to hear that Mick is eating well. I hope his spasms and the pain settle down soon.
Take care everyone.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Brilliant use of the striplet and I love the monochrome look. Had a very busy day yesterday and never made it online at all, so I'm having a catch up now. Sue xxx

Vie Carter said...

lovely card


Marilyn M. said...

Love your cards Sue; thy are so beautiful and elegant. I have a question though, are the cards you make only one sided or is that just for demonstration purposes? I find when I try to make a similar card, it's very heavy on the front and doesn't stand up. Any suggestions? Thank you


Really lovely, simple card. Good one for a man's card. x

julie laz said...

O my wow love it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx