Friday, 5 May 2017

Fabulous Day

 Hi bloggers!  A black and white square card for you today.  I selected a piece of black and white polka dot paper from my stash.  Next I cut four of the Pacific Ocean Borders in black card.  I cut four matching solid backings out of white card covered with sticky adhesive sheets.   I peeled the backing paper off and attached the decorative borders then coated the remaining exposed adhesive with Diamond Sprinkles.  I did this to all four borders then added mounting foam to the backs of them.  I arranged the borders around the edge of the decorative paper, overlapping the ends in the corners.  Next I cut two of the Molly die in white and used spray glue on them then coated them with Diamond Sprinkles as well.  I crisscrossed them and added them to the centre of the card in an "X" formation.  I stamped my sentiment and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I cut the centre decorative die from the Fiji die in black and added a white backing, then cut the centre out to create a frame.  I seated the frame with mounting foam over the sentiment after peeling off the backing paper.  I added Diamond Sprinkles to it to cover the exposed adhesive and glued it in the centre of the card.  Black and white mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card still love the mono cards.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

This is a lovely Friday card, love it.
June hope your Visit to docs went well.
Norah, you did have a hectic day, you need to slow down. Sorry about the new diagnosis, but you always cheer me with your positive attitude.
Saba, hope you soon have all your home comforts in the cottage.
Elaine, hope Andrew got to see someone yesterday to answer his questions. Are you going to do wheelies with this new aid.
Rosemarie I will email you tonight
The meeting was a bit stressful, they start by saying they don't expect you to work if you are ill then go onto cutting down the time staff are off, the intention is to get you into work. I had to go over it all again, the meds I am on. I will get the decision in about a week as my manager us on leave till Wed. My union rep made some suggestions and is hopeful that they will agree. What a horrible horrible process, no wonder my friend Barbara resigned at Christmas.
Hugs to all, especially our poorly and missing friends, all carers and long suffering hubbies.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card this morning. Love the colours and the dies are beautiful.

Barbara V

Denise Bryant said...

Love this b&w combo card! Very pretty!

Dragonsnap2 said...

Love today's card Sue. Will definitely be trying that and can already imagine it in various colours.
Thoughts and prayers to all in need.
Happy crafting.
D xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
How classy black and white cards look. The glitter looks lovely too. Great card
Muriel x

Jan Jay said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely friday card, colours are lovely and this shows how versatile the dies are. Have a fab day everyone x

Karen Drew said...

Love black and white. Always looks classy. Love the sentiment
Karen xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh yes a very pretty card today, I love it, could easily be adapted for a man's card too.

Pam, I do hope that you are OK, what a terrible experience for you at work, how can people be so insensitive, uncaring, I know this was very stressful for you and it is something that you can do without. These people who do these things have to realise that at the end of the day it is your working life they are dealing with and what goes around comes around, know one should ever be harassed like this, we never know what is round the corner for us. Chin up my darling, you know we all love and support you, wish I could be with you to give you a great big hug.

Well drs. went well yesterday, have been referred to all the relevant people relating to diabetics, goodness knows how long the appointments etc. will take to come through but at least I am in the system and the ball is rolling.

I reiterate everything that Pam has said above and send lots of hugs to those who need them, you are always in our thoughts.

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

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
take care and Have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a great card, I love the monochromatic look, very elegant. Have a great day all. Bx

hollyberry said...

Elegant and stunning card.

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Black and white and polka dots are all a favourite of mine, a Fridy beauty!

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card today, very lacy & intricate looking. Yvonne xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. You can't help but go oooh when you see this gorgeous sample. Black & white always has and always will look smart and expensive and very classic no matter what design you show us but with the border and corner having that Art Deco Miami look to it and the polka dot background just pointing out that Maggie is around too just makes a really beautiful Friday gift.
Have a beautiful day my lovely.
Love n hugs xxx

Donna Golby said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Have a great Friday everyone

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Love your monochromatic cards, very classy.
Pam, hope your bosses listen to the union rep. Norah, what a day! Slow down and look after yourself! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Debra K. said...

Lovely monochromatic card! A really great card design. Debra x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Great monochrome card, the dies look rather Art Deco in style.Beautiful.
Jan x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, a very elegant and pretty card in black and white. Love it.
Marion S x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today thank you.
Have a great day everyone.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I always think that you can't go wrong with a monochrome card and this one is stunning. I love all the sparkle! x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Chris Curry said...

Black and white is always a striking combination and this card shows this. Very attractive. Thank you Sue, have a good weekend. Xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card-very striking in black & white.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful elegant card.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Love mono cards and this is a winner, Sue. Clever design with a little sparkle along the way.
Pam, sorry you had such a stressful meeting - what sort of decision are they likely to make? Echoing you, again.
Special good wishes for Norah - hope they get your problems sorted soon.

'P' in Wales

Craftynetty said...

Love monochrome cards and this is great. Have a good weekend.

FoxyG Gilly said...

Beautiful. Love black and white cards.

Jan.moogie said...

Well Sue you have done it again, lovely little number and you make it so easy for us to make, thank you. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxx

June Horrocks said...

What a beauty sue black and white always gets the votes from people very elegant. Thank you sue love it !!!!!!!love june horrocks xxxxxxxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue absolutely beautiful card today take care
Catherine V94 xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, monochrome it's my favourite!!! Love it!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. A WOW card this morning , love the black and white. Reading all the work gone into the card and it is stunning. You still blow me away with the way you use the dies to create your cards..... Wendy

hazel young said...

Beautiful monochrome card Sue x xhazel

Suemac said...

Great monochrome card

Jan Sayer said...

Black and white cards are probably my favourites- love this.

dorothy cattanach said...

Good morning Sue and everyone and a beautiful sunny one too.
A lovely card again today Sue, I really like the way the borders are. Beautifil card altogether Sue. Thank you for sharing with us all.


TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, love black and white , wouldn't have thought to choose dotty card although I use it for other projects xx

Scottydog said...

Black & white is always classy & combined with your beautiful dies oh so stylish! A really striking card & a great way to use your borders.
Thanks for the inspiration as usual .Sue. You really know how to bring your dies alive.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful card today!
Love the Polka Dot, I'm into that at the moment I have about 6 colours so far!
Yesterday my Die from the draw came ....Love it, thank you!
Pam hope all goes well, management seem to be a different breed, I think they love being in charge!
Love Marg

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very lovely classy card , love it !.

Pam your Employers are a disgrace to treat people like this , and now you you have to play the waiting game , it is disgusting .xxx

Dragonsnap , you are very busy but all will be worth it .x

PP, Mmmm you cant beat a bit of homemade Fudge

Norah,Bless you for your lovely comment ,and you not well yourself please try to slow down and get a little me time. xxx

Andrew was still not well yesterday ,they seem to think it is because he was not given the anti sickness tablet { they didnt think he would need it because he has been put on a more gentle treatment } if he is no better today he has to go back , then last night Helen went to get the milk out of the fridge and guess what ? her back went again grrrrr and screamsssssss.

Echoing all Pams comments .

Hugs to all and a gentle one for you know who .
Elaine H X

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is another winner and I love the way you have framed it. Black and white is one of my favourite combinations and it shows the dies off perfectly here. Best wishes

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx love the paper backing, very elegant card xx love Kim D

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Fabulous card for a Fabulous Day sentiment, love it's classic simplicity...although I have to say that looking at the close-up pics I can't see any Diamond Sprinkles on anything other than the text diecut...did you change your mind halfway through?...whatever, great card!


stitchingranny said...

Lovely card today Sue, black and white is always so striking.

Helen x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card . love Jean Z xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Just stunning, black and white always classy.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love monochrome cards and this is no exception. Think it shows off your dies to their full... very elegant as well.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, black and white is always a winner love this card and the way you have used the dies.

Love Rosemarie X X

Pam your employers are a disgrace X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the design of today's card, not too sure about the black, I would probably use a lighter colour,
Thank you for,your inspiration, take care everyone, Jess xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely, classy card
Doreen R

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a gorgeous card. I think the black and white is very classy and with the diamond sprinkles on makes it a WOW card. Love the way you have mixed all the dies up making them so verastile.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous card, looks really striking x

hettygarlick said...

Well that's really different. Very dramatic in black and white too.

Owlish said...

I really like ur mono card and those corners are fantastic l hope u have a fabulous day as well

Anne said...

What an elegant card, Sue. I do like it when you use patterned paper.

Anne (Northampton)

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Black & white is stunning,like the central die & how you have used it.
Pam hope you will be ok,don't like the sound of your employer!!!!
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

rosemary powell said...

Hi Pam I know exactly what it is like to go through one of those Interviews. I went through a few with a supermarket I worked for. My spine is wearing away top and bottom. I had letters from my consultant​. and they still made me lift heavy bags of coin. I was so bullied I had to leave. It is disgusting how people who are genuinely I'll are treated by their employed. I wish you all the best and am thinking of you and all who are I'll xx

Donita Naylor said...

Happy Friday, Friends,

Such a striking design! Without access to double-sided sticky paper, I wonder if it would still be pretty nice without the diamonds. That Pacific Ocean border really is an architectural wonder, isn't it?

Only one more day of work before my vacation. I'm so looking forward to staying home and getting things done, especially making cards.

Pam, it's funny that you have to wait on a decision about your absences because one of the managers is absent. Can't they just appreciate you when they have you?

Enjoy your weekend, everybody!


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card. The black and white is striking.
Thank you for your inspiration.
Véronique L

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. The diamond sprinkles are a favourite of mine. Would also look nice in other colour combos.
Have a lovely weekend everyone xxxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, this is a bit different to your usual style, but I do like it. I don't often do black and White cards but I think I may be doing a few more now.

P Austen said...

Thanks for showing my favourite colour combo. Didn't realise you had used corner dies for the border until I read your instructions. Looks brilliant! Hugs xx P Austen

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, on first viewing this card did not grab me in the way that your cards usually do but I have looked at it now for a while and it is slowly growing on me. As Jess has said, 'love the design of today's card, not too sure about the black'.

Pam - I'm sorry your meeting was so stressful and sincerely hope that their decisions are in your favour. Now that everyone has targets to meet it seems that the human element has gone out of management. I know these are difficult economic times but surely any decent employer should still value good employees. Try not to worry over this next week because we are all rooting for you.
Donita - enjoy your holiday at home, it is good sometimes just to be able to relax and do the things you want to when you want to.


craftynanna said...

Beautiful card Sue, I haven't got any pixie powder cos I'm trying to come to terms with the gilding polishes as I bought so many colours and then CE brought out glitter kiss I can't keep up, lol, I love a black and white card and the acetate changes the whole look, brilliant, you give us so many ideas Sue, you really are a star so thank you immensely for that, hugs all around Johanna

ursula said...

Oh wow, love the black and white and especially all the Diamond Sprinkles, so so pretty....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Jaye said...

Oh wow, I love this card. The black and white is so striking and classy, but it would look great in other colourways too. Love the effect of the diamond sprinkles.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

This is a very stunning work of art to say the least!

June x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love all your cards but this one certainly stands out which is a surprise because it doesn't have flowers or ribbon.I will certainly try this later.
Pam what a horrible time for you why are managers so cruel I was bullied into early retirement because of ill health and it sounds as if a few others have had problems.Elaine with all the stress you are all under its no wonder it's causing you all problems so plenty of hugs.

Kate's Cards said...

Very dramatic. xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, I do like black and white, so classy.

Tressa said...

Love this monochromatic look. A lovely sharp presentation.


CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

spoole said...

Love this striking card.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Today's Card Couldn't Be Better As I Truly Love Black/White Cards
They Are Extremely Exquisite, Classy, Rich, Extremely Opulent.
Sue, Today's Card Ticks All The Boxes For Me, I'm Thrilled You've Given It A Showing
On Your Tremendous Blog.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Have A Truly Fabulous Day" (Sentiment)
"Beautiful Black/White Polka Dot Decorative Paper" (From Your Stash)
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Black Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Sticky Adhesive Sheets"
"Creative Expression Diamond Sprinkles"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Pearls"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson Pacific Ocean Borders Die Set"
"Sue Wilson Molly Die Set"
"Sue Wilson Fiji Die Set"
Today's Outstanding "Square Card" That I Just Love To Make Is Just So Extremely Striking As
"Black/White" Colour Combination Always Work So Extremely Well Together.
You Started Today's Card By Cutting Out Four "Pacific Ocean Borders" Out Of "The Black Card" Then You
Cut Out Four Matching Solid Backings Out Of "Coconut White Card" Covered With "Sticky Adhesive Sheet"
You Peeled The Backing Off Then Attached The Decorative Borders, Then You Covered The Remaining
Open Areas With "The LUXURIOUS Diamond Sprinkles" (Just Outstanding)
You Did This With All Four Of Your "Pacific Ocean Borders" Adding "Mounting Foam" To The Back You
Arranged "The Borders" Around The Edge Of Your Very Beautiful
"Black/White Polka Dot Decorative Background Paper" Overlapping The Ends In Each Corner.
Sue, Next You Cut Two Of "The Superb Molly Die" Out Of "Coconut White" You Then Used A Little Spray Glue
On Them, Then Coated Them With "The LUXURIOUS Diamond Sprinkles" You Crisscrossed Them Then
Added Them To The Centre Of Your Card In An X Formation.
You Then Stamped Your Beautiful Sentiment "Have A Truly Fabulous Day" You Covered This With A Piece Of
"Sticky Adhesive Sheet" You Cut The Centre Decorative Die From "The Fiji Die Set" Out Of "Black Card"
Adding A "Coconut White Card" Backing Sue, Then You Cut Out The Centre To Create A Frame
You Placed "Mounting Foam" On Your Frame Then Placed It Over Your Sentiment, Once You'd Removed The
Backing Paper Of Your "Sticky Adhesive Sheet" Then You Added "Diamond Sprinkles" To The Exposed Areas
You Glued This To The Centre Of Your Card, Adding Pearls Here/There Then You Attached This To
A "Coconut White" Mat With Your "Famous Signature Piercing" Also A "Black/Coconut White" Mat/Layer
Hey Presto!!!! Yet Once Again Another Sue Wilson "STUPENDOUS CARD"
Thank You For Sharing Today's Extremely Beautiful Card, Also Thank You For The Daily Inspiration Which
I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

Jean said...


scrAPpamondo said...

So classy and lovely! Great use of the border!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I just LOVE this card. Black and white - YEAY, dies are beautiful, as ever.
Hugs, Rose

Yorkie girl said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Ohh Sue what a beauty I do love black and white and boy have you done this colour combo justice gorgeous
Pam sorry your meeting was so stressful your company should be ashamed of its self hopefully you will get a resalution that works for both parties
Elaine my usual hugs to you and yours Hun hope Helen's back gets better soone rather than later xx
June glad you got sorted at GP and you get your referrals quickly
I have to echo Pam's comments
Ohh I received my die from the draw today Sue thank you so much might just have to have a play laters
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a dramatic, exciting card today.
Pam, their attitude is disgusting and they are bullying you. I hope your Union Rep manages to sort things out for you. Stress is another burden you can do without. xx
June S, hopefully you will get your diabetic meds in place quickly.
PP Hope you are feeling on top form. I didn't know you made fudge or I'd have been nicer to you!!! Patricia makes tablet which is to die for.
Elaine, oh things are not good at the moment, I hope you all soon get some relief and that Andrew picks up and Helen's back recovers.
Donita, enjoy your staycation.
Laine, take care.
Norah, oh love you are having such a terrible time, I hope things improve quickly.
love to all xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, I do love black and white it always looks so elegant. When I first looked I wondered what die you had used for the background and then I read you'd used polka dot paper!!
Sending love and hugs to everyone and echoing Pams comments, do hope your manager takes note of what your union rep suggests
Pat xx

Unknown said...

Just love the black and white combination, absolutely gorgeous.

in Sheffield

Jackie Trinder said...

Good afternoon Sue this is a stunning card I love all the details. It is simply gorgeous. Enjoy the rest of the day. Hugs Jackie

Annie Stamps said...

Love the black and white Sue. The dotty background paper works beautifully in this design.

Looking forward to going to Port Sunlight stamp festival tomorrow. I wish Creative Expressions would be able to attend the show, I'm sure they would do a roaring trade...

Annie P

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Wow what a gorgeous card you have for us today absolutely stunning it has real style love it!
Pam that is a dreadful way to treat you where is the respect and recognition for all your hard work and your long service, I hope your union are able to help. Do these employers not realise treating staff in this manner causes more problems for their staff and no way does it get them back to work any sooner. Thank you for your wonderful summary as always, and I echo your comments too.
Oh yes Maureen is so right the tablet Patricia makes is absolutely out of this world!
Have a lovely day everyone
With love
Margaret xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue the black and white looks great particularly like the birders love from Jackie xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I think black and white always looks good and this would cover so many occasions. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Sue MacFall said...

This is beautiful in black and white - love it, Sue


Love black/white & this is gorgeous. I'm useless at written instructions, so keeping fingers crossed you'll ddo a video of this one. Xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very elegant monochrome card today.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Pawprintx4 said...

Classic black and white never grows old. This is a lovely, well balanced card anyone would love to receive.
Stephanie K

Diane King said...

Love black and white. X

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

It's stunning in monochrome. My favourite to use xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the wilsonettes,
I really like this card flower as it looks fun but a bit stylish that it could be for quite a lot of various occasions. I do like the black and white monochrome colour story for todays little piece of pleasure. I like the frame that has been created with the use of the borders and corners and how it can give such a varying look. Thank you flower for such a lovely piece of happiness and day brightening WOW.
Oh Pam, my lovely friend, it sounds as if you are up against the same type of C.S. that i had and they are less than civil. They have more faces than the toon hall clock. Funny enough i sort of knew the last day i was in at work before the said anything that i wouldn't be back in the building and i wasn't. I hope that you have a better union rep than i did flower and please, please they are not worth you getting yourself into a state, that is just what they want you to be. They make all these platitudes when in actual fact they are only paying lip service which just makes it feel worse because it's coming from people that you used to consider work mates or even friends. I'm thinking of you flower and have everything i possibly can crossed for you that you are better thought about than what it looks like. It's a pity that they didn't take these ways of dealing with the sods that are at it and not hard working people that just wouldn't be off if they could do anything about it.
Oh Elaine, poor Andrew he has been through so much and i keep hoping that he is through the worse and that things can only get better for him. Sending hugs to him and you flower. Having a back that does a Helen on a regular basis i can feel so for her because unfortunately it takes it's own sweet time to sort it's self out. Thank goodness for heat bags and tens machines.
We have had such a lovely day up here, where everything is so clear and clean, fresh and bright. When you get your washing in from the ropes on days like this it's so totally different and you can smell that fresh air that only from it blowing in the breeze gives it. I suppose that living out in the country it's not getting the smog or fumes the same that it would in a city which will be why there is so many laundrettes down south and the nearer London you get, the less chance you have of enjoying such simple things and pleasures like this. I hope that where ever you are today you are having a lovely day and that someone has smiled at you and made your day. Sending hugs to all my lovely Wilsonettes that need, could do with or just want one, they are yours for the taking. I hope that some that need that break to be better has a better day coming,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil) x

barbara macaskill said...

This is glorious in black and white! Elegant and stunning! TFS!

Netty The Runner said...

Stunning in black and white.
Annette x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today, I always think black and white is very sophisticated. The brake looks great with the borders on it. Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxx
Pam oh my goodness, sending you a big hug. I hope the unions rep stands by you and you and it us all sorted out soon. Your employer is dreadful ( like so many these days) -you really do not need all this extra stress hen you are still so poorly. Xxxxx
Elaine sending you all hugs too, poor Helen, not what she needs with Andrew being poorly. Xxx
Norah lovely to gave you back. The new forest was full of beautiful yellow gorse as I drove through it yesterday with new forest ponies munching on it xxx

Hazel said...

A beautiful card. Would look as beautiful in other colours.
Hazel x

liz spooner said...

This card is so gorgeous Sue, I could make it over and over.xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful monochrome card. Lots of delicate detail and very elegant.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue This card is beautiful I love the black and white and the dies you have used are stunning
Pam I'm sad to hear you had a stressful meeting I hope you have a lovely relaxing weekend
Elaine so sorry to hear that Andrew is suffering after his treatment and poor Helen has back trouble sending you all big hugs and hope you will all feel much better soon
Sending good wishes to all for a lovely weekend

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Elegant card sue x the black and white look so classy and your dies look beautiful x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Theresa Pace said...

so beautiful. love monochrome, hugs xx

Nanny Jo said...

A truly fabulous card, Sue!! Love the black and white, so classy. Jo x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card!!
Rosemary xx

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card, it's got everything I love, monochrome black and white, a lovely background, gorgeous dies a bit of bling and a fabulous design. Can't ask for more. Thank you Sue.

Pam, I hope your manager has to explain why he wasn't there and on leave instead, we're all rooting for you. I'm going to jump on your coat tails tonight, you summed up everything beautifully as usual.
I'll confirm it, Patricia's tablet is to die for, I know you love it too Sue having tasted it a few years ago.
Elaine you are always in my thoughts and prayers.
Sorry to be brief again tonight, I've spent the last couple of days getting our cottage habitable again. It's now sparkling clean and comfortable. I'm shattered and am heading off to bed.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Fiki said...

its gorgeous!

sued99 said...

What a lovely pretty card. X

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Today's card is lovely! You are such a clever lady! I'm really trying to look at Dies differently but I'll never have your imagination no matter how hard I try! That's why this blog is so wonderful! We get your ideas and that makes us think ! Thank you!
Saba - there was absolutely no need for a rendering of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus yesterday! You made me laugh though!
I'm glad you've been working hard today! It builds character you know - muscles as well!!!
Norah - what a day! I'm so pleased you went though! Be in touch very soon!
I'm really tired tonight and am about to turn in! Please don't ask - to what?
Pam - what a day you had too! You deserve so much more . Sending you a hug and many thanks! We appreciate you here!
Love Myra xxxx

karenlotty said...

A super card I love square cards and make a lot of this shape It may be large letter size but so so worth the extra it'd cost to post it It's gorgeous

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. This wouldn't normally be the style of card I would think to make, but this is absolutely fab. I must think more about square cards in the future.


Di said...

Hi Sue,
I do love black and white cards and this one is so elegant and gorgeous. The dies are beautiful and I love the frame you have made and the background.
Di B. x

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Can't go wrong with black and white. Very classy and elegant. Lovely x
Very brief tonight - busy day so shattered x
Happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Eunice said...

Very different looking card, but quite eye appealing all the same.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Just love it. Thank you. Pam so sorry they are giving you such a hard time. Echoing all Pam's comments. Thank you.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful monochrome card Sue. Also that it's a smaller square one. Xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
I love your striking monochrome card, it is very pretty!
Lesley S. X

Viki Banaszak said...

That is such a cool border on this card.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card! The black and white is a timeless duo. This combination is incredible versatile, easy to use, and effective as anything! Your card Sue, proves all the above. If you read the steps without seeing the card, is hard to believe that a card with 3 different types of dies plus a white polka dot paper as a background will be anything like the picture. BUT ... the dies complement each other so well. You managed to amaze us again. Thank you so much for your talent and creative mind and for sharing with us this beauty.
BTW I can't see any Diamond Sprinkles on anything other than the center of the card ... still beautiful.

Pam – It’s good you have a union. Hopefully the rep will be able to help you this time and together will win this battle, but ... to win the war is a long way when you have a manager like this. Good luck!
Marg – Enjoy your prize!
Elaine – I was hoping for better news. Difficult days for you all. Sending my hugs to your way.
Donita – Enjoy your vacation!
Maureen – Now we know why you are so nice with Patricia.
Margret – You too?
Saba –Time to relax! Enjoy your comfortable cottage.
Myra – Why are you tired? Did you help your friend Saba? :)
PP – What did you do to Laine? :)
Laine – I hope you're just tired and you'll be back soon where you belong.

Have agreat weekend ladies,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sam's instructions are so precise for her keepsake files Stella, try using Sam's post and see how you get in ☺ xx

ethansnanna said...

A stunning card today, love black
and white,

Doreen x

Marie said...

Another beautiful card Sue. I love the elegant look of the black and white. I'm sure it would look lovely in pastels too.
It's nice to read all the comments too. Thank you all for sharing.

Vie Carter said...



Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very classy

Dawn Holben said...

This is certainly a fabulous card, absolutely love this Sue.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous card. x