Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  I haven't really shared anything with gilding flakes for awhile so I thought I would offer up this card for the giveaway this week.  I started by cutting the Indonesian Borders without the outer cutting edge.  I did two on either side edge of a piece of coconut white card.  I covered another piece of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet and attached the bordered background to it.  I used Gemstones Gilding Flakes to cover all the exposed areas, then matted it with black card.  For the focal element, I used the Flake and Glitter glue and stamped the Island Blooms Stamp To Die For that matches the Sumatra die outline.  I cut the Sumatra die in black and cut it in half and used the decorative edges so that they are just peeking out from under the stamped image top and bottom.  I stamped my sentiment in black then covered it with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet.  I created a thin black frame for it using the inner ovals from the Java and Sumatra dies, then peeled the backing paper off the sentiment and seated the frame.  I covered the exposed adhesive with Diamond Sprinkles and added it to the centre of the die.  I used the Shaded Succulent stamps with black ink on white card, then cut the out with the matching succulent dies.  I inked the edges with Baked Peach Colour Cloud and Sunlit Cedar and assembled them, adding black pearls to the centres.  I added them around the sentiment with a thin satin ribbon bow as accents.  White and black mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.  Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing to win this card.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card keeping fingers crossed for this one.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Good morning Sue and Wiksonettes, beautiful card, so lovely. Someone will be very lucky
Elaine, I hope Andrews appointment with his Consuktant goes well today,, and that his next treatment can go ahead.
CreweTrish, I hope your brother can also get the treatment that he needs. My hugs for you and Elaine living through this nightmare, and your families too.
Maureen, so glad the physio assessment went well, why wouldn't he be impressed with you, we certainly are. Can imagine you on your little seated zimmer, watch out all pedestrians.
Rosemary, hope Dylan is back to his normal self, the fur will grow back, fingers crossed the results are good.
Yvonne and Laine, missing you girls, hope Yvonne gets her tablet back soon.
Somehow not looking forward to work today, might seriously think about reducing hours or giving up altogether but then how would I fund my die addiction, lots to ponder.
Daily hugs to all. Special ones to missing and poorly friends and their carers, also those who are worrying about family members.

DeCor said...

What a gorgeous card again Sue. I love these Indonesian dies. The land blooms stamp image is so beautiful. The winner will be so proud to win this card. Have a perfect day!

Kim Dibben said...

Stunning card Sue xx love the gilding flakes xx love Kim D

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card,for a lucky winner.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful. Love the effect the gilding flakes give.
Karen xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful give away card today, someone is going to be a very lucky person.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above. It is also such a shame that you are considering reducing your hours or even giving up altogether, you should never feel pressured into anything like this because of the way you are treated at work, yes I know what it is like and went through something very similar when I was at work but happily for me our personnel and senior directors saw what was happening and supported me through such a terrible time, the person concerned was eventually dismissed, but I was under the doctor for months and it knocked me for six I can tell you. But on a happy note, you sound as if the medication has kicked in, and you are feeling better. special hugs to you for today xx

I am off to craft club this morning, we are doing a card designed by one of our craft group so I can take a step back today.

Is anyone else looking forward to this weekend at Detling, I certainly am.

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

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. How on earth do you do it ?
You spend time thinking of which dies to choose then a design and colours, will you use a plain background or something powerful, which focal element and floral die to finish the sample sentiment or no sentiment and as usual we see the most gorgeous inner thoughts of your crafting mind, then you give it away !!! Good job you make more than one of each sample that's all I can say. It's beautiful Sue. I still have two un-opened tubs of gilding flakes on my shelf, the colours just twinkle at me when the sun catches them so why am I still so frightened of them after all this time ?
Thank you Sue for sharing your beautiful inspiration with us. There are so many words to describe each and every sample you show here, but for now I'll send my love n hugs to you and hope you have a lovely day ☺ xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Simply Stunning.
Jan x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is gorgeous, love the opulence that you get with gilding flakes. Good luck everyone for the giveaway. Have a good day all. Bx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

I bet this card looks even better in the hand. Would love to give this a new home.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, always a fan of anything with gilding flakes! Thank you for your continued inspiration.
Pam, we'll all be with you in spirit today! I know it's a hard decision to make but health has to come first. I have to believe that there is something better round the corner, it's all that's getting me through the next 47 school get ups! Do bosses not realise that a happy workforce is a productive one? I'll jump on your echo train as it heads south. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Stunning card. Whoever wins it will be very lucky. Good luck everyone.
Hope all goes well Pam. There's nothing worse than not being happy at work. I think many of us have been there at some point in our working lives so can sympathise with your situation. My hubby has to go to Chesterfield today so have convinced him to drop me off at the shopping outlet at j29 of the M1 on his way and pick me up on his way back. I'll only get about an hour but should be able to have a good browse and maybe a new handbag?
Thoughts and prayers to all especially sick and missing friends.
Happy crafting,
D xx

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card today! Always love it when you use gilding flakes. Debra x

Marion Bull said...

Beautiful card - love the gilding flakes! Happy crafting day everyone!

Maggie B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card again this morning. The gilding flakes add a richness to it and the colours are gorgeous.

Barbara V

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful design that looks so opulent with the gorgeous rich gilding flakes, stunning. X

Chris Curry said...

Great card Sue, love how you use the gilding flakes and the way you make the sentiment stand out is excellent. Adore the flowers of course. Thank you, have a nice day. Xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Hello Sue such a beautiful card i would to own it.I love the efect of the gilding flakes.
Catherine V94 xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue the card is gorgeous. Anyone would love to win this card. Have a wonderful day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Really like this giveaway card, Sue. Gilding flakes are the one 'messy' that I seem to get on with! Colours great, love the use of the stamp and pretty flowers - altogether splendid.
Crewe Trish, fingers crossed for your brother. Was up your way yesterday - near a little place called Tiverton. Travelled up from SW Wales mainly on lesser A roads, only bit of dual carriageway in 140 miles was the Shrewsbury bypass. Have to say Shrops and Cheshire such lovely counties - GB so beautiful at this time of year when the trees have their new fresh coats and the verges full of blossom.
Fluffycat - Viz trapped and for the chop today. No owner found - and he's attacked someone's cats about half mile away and sadly one has disappeared. More of a rural prize-fighter with a touch of rape and pillage thrown in, than a 'man about town' lol. Hope when the t-level drops he can enjoy his life and be less of a problem. Will continue to feed if he sticks around.
Rosemary - so pleased Dylan okay for now.
Pam - fingers crossed that you're not put in a difficult position today, will be thinking about you. Echoing as ever.
Hugs to all - missing Laine and PP.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a beautiful card to give away. Love the lacy effect and the gilding flakes always make a card look so opulent. Who wouldn't want this one framed on the wall. Sending best wishes

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
Yet another stunning card, the colours are very rich and different.
Love Michelle xxx

Carolyn B said...

Another great card Sue, I love the colour!

Carolyn B x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Beautiful card today Sue I love the gilding flakes and always playing with them, need to get more colours in them i think, wishing good luck to all to win this gorgeous card.

Pam so sorry to hear how you feel about work I do hope it doesnt get you down too much my friend there is nothing worse that having to endure working all day unhappy, stay strong sending love and hugs to you and all that need them and who are poorly lonely and sad
Love Sharon

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, what a stunning card, I would find it very hard to part with it. You are very generous.
Oh! Pam i think you need some of these ((((hugs))))) remember you, your health and wellbeing come first.
I am sure once you make the decision things will be much easier, it's making it that is the hard part.
Pam, as always I echo your summary.
Thinking of all who are not good just now.
Patricia xxx

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card, you have certainly inspired me to get out my building flakes and have a play later. A spot of decorating is on the cards this morning first though.
Chris xx

Jan Sayer said...

Gilding flakes do make a card look sumptuous. Lovely.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card and colours. love Jean Z xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. I must get my flakes out. Haven't used mine in ages.

Judith Tucker said...

Another gorgeous card. I love using guiding flakes, but really don't use them often enough.

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, love this card, colours are fab. Love gilding flakes, they add such richness to cards x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a give a way love it Sue, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

ethansnanna said...

Lovely card for the give away, not had my guilding
flakes out for some time . . . perhaps later??
Pam, thinking of you today, do you have a union
rep or someone to be with you?? As others have said,
a hard decision, forced on you by things out of your

Doreen x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Nice to see gilding flakes again. I really love the flowers on this card.

Love Rosemarie X X

Pam thinking of you today and keeping my fingers crossed. X

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue. Love the flowers.

Anne (Northampton)

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. This is really lovely. Just hits the spot for me. in its own way it looks vintagey.... well for me it does .... and I would love to own it. Hope I am lucky. Well done again Sue. Regards Ann Toppcards

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
This card is gorgeous and who ever wins it will be very lucky indeed
Sue keep ur chin up don't let them get to you like the ladies said u and ur health and happiness must come first life too short been there it's a emotional rollercoaster best to get off before it takes a grip
Hugs Joy Xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful elegant card, gorgeous.
B xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Sue this is a stunning card I love it. So beautiful and what a wonderful Wednesday giveaway someone is going to be very happy
Can I thank everyone for their lovey wishes on my anniversary it was so nice of you all Pam your right it is to late for him to change but I wouldn't him want to. In his defence he does buy me flowers every week.
Pam I hope today at work is not to stressful for you it is awful the way you are being treated it's a big step you are concidering my friend but it is one that only you can make
Rosemary glad your little fur baby Dylan got through the surgery ok I pray that the results are going to be ok too they do worry us don't theyx. Hugs to you and Dylan x
I will have to echo all Pam's comments today and appolagise for not commenting yesterday I had to take OH to hospital appointment then I forgot .
Have a wonderful day and keep smiling
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

FoxyG Gilly said...

Beautiful card. Love the background.

JennyH said...

Stunning as usual Sue, thanks for the chance to win your beautiful card : )

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colours.

SueJ said...

WOW gorgeous giveaway card, thanks very much for the detailed instructions Sue, always inspirational.

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card - the flowers are stunning xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a gorgeous card made with some stunning colour of Gilding Flakes, i dont have this colour so will have to go online to have a look to see what colours are out there that i dont have and may be do a little shopping lol, the Diamond sprinkles gives it that bit of razzle dazzle and the look of it being dramatic and opulent. I dont know how you can part with your Wednesday giveaways but i know who ever wins them will treasure there win for a lifetime. I recieved all the Stained Glass dies, Flip Flop dies, both of the Striplet dies from your new collection yesterday so i will be having a great play day at the weekend. Thanks again Sue for all your inspiration, your cards are fantastic.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

hettygarlick said...

Beautiful. I really love the colours on this one.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Wonderful Dear Friend
I Have Just Spent Quite A Long Time Saying How Tremendous Today's Card Is
But I'm Having Problems With My IPad So It Wouldn't Come Through But Today's Card
Is Just Extremely Exquisite.
Sue, Take Great Care
As Your Aware I'm Not Commenting For A Month, From Today The Weather In "Mauritius" Looks
Wonderful We Already Know The Hotel Is Awesome As We've Been So Very Many Times
I'll Be On My Sunbed With My IPad Being Read To (No Longer Have To Turn Pages Lol!)
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam Smithard
Good Luck All

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love the slightly subdued colour scheme on this card - it might even work as a man card!...good to see the succulent stamps/dies in action too and I also love the sentiment, perfect for a giveaway card, thank you...

Pam - keeping my fingers crossed for you today, hope all goes well at work...


Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the gilding flakes.

rosiejt said...

I haven't used my gilding flakes for quite a while, but this is a lovely inspiration and incentive.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue this card pod sooooo beautiful I love this die but the colours you have chosen are stunning I'm scared of the flakes too but I think I have to have a go thank you
Love always June horrocks xxxxxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, its lovely to see gilding flakes having their moment on the blog again. I have to say these stamps are gorgeous, especially the ones that coordinate with the flower die. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today and sending you a big hug. Please don't be pressurised into doing something you are not happy with but your health and well being are far more important that not enjoying your job. It is a hard decision to make but if leaving work will make you happy and will be better for your health and you can afford to live without the money (craft habit aside!) then it's an option to consider. I hope your family friends and colleagues are giving you lots of support. Xxx

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. Small photos don't tend to show the real beauty of gilding flakes and especially not the gorgeous gemstone flakes so I can be assured that the real thing looks even better.


Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous card,lovely to see gilding flakes again.
Pam hope all goes well
Best wishes
Karen M

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card this morning. The background is gorgeous.
Maureen, pleased to hear you're coming along well. Love and hugs Alison xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. A Beautiful card this morning and I love gilding flakes. I really enjoy your cards with the flakes. I have to admit I had a go with the sticky sheets after watching your video and found it very helpful.
Crafty hugs all round and special hugs to Pam....... Wendy

Paula said...

Oh Sue, this card is beautiful! :) I'm completely in love with it.
Paula x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, guilding flakes always make a statement, someone is going to be very lucky.
Pam I hope things get sorted out for you, don't give in, but as always your health come first
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sweet Sue, seeing a specialist tomorrow so hopefully it will start the ball rolling and I will be able come more often.
A stunning card love the colour choice and the brilliant card design. hugs Shirleyxxx

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Oh my this is my favourite technique . I just love guilding flakes what a lovely card. I do have trouble with the flake and glitter glue am better with the sticky sheets. Must practice more.
Can I just thank everyone for their comments on my did Dylan you are all so kind and thoughtful. Crewe Trish .I am thinking of you, hope you have many more years with your brother sending hugs. Pam I hope all goes well at work. Remember work is not everything, health and happiness comes first.
With love and hugs to all xxxxxxxxxxx

stitchingranny said...

A very pretty card. I have not seen the shaded succulent dies and stamps so I am off to find them and add them to my wish list.

Hugs Helen x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue. glad that you have shown us one of your beautiful cards using the Gilding Flakes. They always add a richness to a card.

craftynanna said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue I love gilding flakes and all the gorgeous colours you can get beautiful design also, hugs abound johanna

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card is just beautiful, your colouring is spot on and it's reminding me that I really must use my borders more. Gilding flakes are still "top of the tree" for me.
Hugs, Rose

Chaffinch said...

Let's hear it for gilding flakes!

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
what an amazing delcate card again. Love the colours and the flowers are fantastic.
Rolf xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous give away card Sue... My guilding flakes have had a long 'holiday' must bring them home! Thanks Sue for this demo.
VC Cumbria x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely dies, gorgeous gilding and flowers. I have never had much success when I have tried gilding flakes.

Diane King said...

Stunning. Must try something similar. Xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card.
Rosemary xx

craftynanna said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue I love gilding flakes and all the gorgeous colours you can get beautiful design also, hugs abound johanna

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card that I don't think I would be able to part with! I love the design and the gilding flakes but sadly do not have any of the ingredients you have used but I will have a play with some that I do have and hopefully create something different but worthwhile.

'P' - paws crossed for Viz and hopefully the op will help him calm down. I'm sorry for the cats that he attacked and hope the missing one returns soon. I have put out feelers re our special visitor but no joy yet. I say that he/she is special because it is very young and only has three legs but that doesn't seem to stop it getting around.

Pam - thinking of you today and others have already given good advice, you have to make the best decision for you as it is your life to live and not endure.

Sam - have a lovely time in Mauritius, spare a thought occasionally for us.


Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue,

Thanks for the idea of cutting the Indonesian border into the card, back to back, and for showing how perky a four-petal flower looks.

Sure wish I could find that double-stick paper on this side of the pond.

Best to everyone.


Marion Scott said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love gilding flakes
Marion S x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great card! I love the gilding flakes.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Jan's Crafty Cards said...

This is such a gorgeous card Sue, i love the gliding flakes, thank you for sharing this totally amazing card xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I'm back and boy have I missed your blog the Internet was non existent! I will have to spend a while looking at what I've missed. Today's card is beautiful somebody is going to be thrilled to receive it.
Hugs x
Heather T

P Austen said...

Such a pretty give away card Sue. Gliding flakes are great to work with. No matter how many times you use them, they appear to multiply,plus, I get to have lovely gilded nails too. Hugs xx P Austen

Jaye said...

Oooh, I love gilding flakes and I love this card too!

Vie Carter said...



Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore gilding of my favorite products to use. Beautiful card, once again.

Jan D., FL, USA

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a gorgeous card for the giveaway.
Doreen R

Sylvia M said...

Such an elegant card....simply stunning

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is stunning and so elegant, i do love the look from gilding
flakes but don't use them enough.I don't know how you could bare to part with your wonderful cards.
You have given me some inspiration to get those pots out and use them.


Unusual colour for me for this one. I don't use much browns/golds etc., but praps I need to start!! Thanks Sue for so ething to make me think xx

snowy said...

Love the gilding flakes, gorgeous card. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a gorgeous card, I love the colours you have used,
wow that border is so beautiful.

Thank you for sharing this very inspirational card.
Hope you're having a good day, love and hugs Brenda XXX

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Today's card is fabulous. It's so beautiful and I love everything about it especially the gilding flakes and the colours.
Pam have been thinking of you this morning and hope that nothing upsets you.
Elaine, hope Andrew's appointment goes well.
Dragonsnap2 ooh, bag shopping. Saba and I would be right behind you!!!
Fluffycat - you just want me to be in bigger trouble with PP ha ha.
Myra, I'm busy sewing a canopy for my 4 wheeled zimmer when it comes and it will be like The Surrey With The Fringe on Top (altogether now, Oklahoma)!! May I please borrow your little man who walks in front of you with a red flag when your driving, he's a brave man to walk in front of you lol.
'P' hope the "chop" goes well, ouch!!!
Sam, have a lovely holiday.
Laine, hope you are well.
Love to all, especially those who are poorly, lonely and their carers.
Maureen xxx

Sue MacFall said...

I love gilding flakes so this is just perfect for me !! Thank you Sue.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue , a very lovely card ,someone is going to be very happy.

i did write a detailed post earlier but it decided to fly away into the unknown .

Crewe Trish, my thoughts and prayers are with your brother you and your family , life can be so unkind at times.

Pam i hope all goes well for you today , it is no fun being unhappy at the work place, you must do what you feel is best .

Maureen , Hey mate your mobile description sounds just like the one i am trying out on Thursday next , Now don't be too hasty to cast it aside just think what fun we can have if we get together ? we can do wheelies on the pavement , go to the park and zoom around , even have a go on the skateboard slide ,even try doing a back flip lol { i know ,i know i do talk a lot of rubbish , haha } sending you a big hug . xxx

Thank you for all comments and good wishes for Andrew, the consultant has given the go ahead for treatment tomorrow and he has got the anti sickness back , he is to have a scan on Monday next .

will echo our lovely Pam once more .
take care
Lots of hugs to all.
Elaine H X

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely card. I must practise with gilding flakes

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card. I love using gilding flakes

June x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Wow this card is so beautiful I love gilding flakes
Pam thinking of you today and hoping all goes well
Crewe Trish Thinking of you and your brother and all the family
Elaine so glad to hear that Andrews treatment will be able to go ahead hope it goes well for him
Sam have a lovely holiday
Sending hugs to all who need them

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous card I haven't used gilding flakes in a long while So thank you for the reminder

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card. Love the design and the effect the gilding flakes give. Thank you sharing and for the inspiration.

The winner is going to be very happy on Saturday! Good luck all!

Pam - Fingers crossed for today.
Elaine – Hope Andrew is well enough to have the treatment and Helen feels better . My daily hugs for you all.
Sam – Enjoy your vacation.
Donita - For Double-Sided Adhesive Paper try Walmart, Staples, Amazon …
PP & Laine - Hope both of you are fine, having long and pleasant conversations over the phone...

Have a lovely day everyone,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette ,

ursula said...

I love gilding flakes and this is beautiful, always adds such a vibrant background...a beautiful card here Sue, thank you....luv Ursula xx

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue Lovely card, I love the brown and black colours. Arlyn

barbara macaskill said...

The gilding flakes make this a stunning and breathtaking card! It almost looks like it is ablaze from within! TFS!

rosemary powell said...

Hi Elaine. I am new to this blogging malachey but from your posts gather that a member of your family is going throughout chemo. I have been there and my love and hugs are with you and your family xxxxxxxxxxx

Nana on the Hill said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card, gliding flakes and your gorgeous dies can't fail to be a winner. Xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card ,lovely gilding and dies are fab. Thanks Helen xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card, I bought two pots of gilding flakes recently so I can try and do something similar!
Tracy thought of you when I saw today's card and your escapade with gilding flakes, how are you?
Pam sending you a big hug, hope today wasn't too awful, echoing you and sending extra hugs to Crewe Trish, Maureen and Elaine and to all our missing friends
Sam have a wonderful holiday

Love and hugs to everyone

Sharon said...

I've just started following this blog and received my first set of dies and made a card for someone's 80th birthday. My wish list of dies is growing by leaps and bounds! The inspiration to create is almost overwhelming.

gailgale said...


Suzzette Yandle said...

Awesome and lovely gilded card. Great composition. Don't you just love all the colors in your Gemstone Gilding Flake selection? Reminds me of wonderful times "washing dirt" here in the NC mountains looking for those special gem stones. When the weather warms up and the water to wash the dirt is not so cold, I think I will go wash dirt again. Maybe that emerald will show up in my screen!

liz spooner said...

This is gorgeous, doing a lot of gilding at the moment for my nieces wedding stationary.xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. Great stamps and dies. I love the succulents and gilding flakes and imagine it would be really lovely in real life. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful sentiment on this lovely card!

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is a lovely use of gilding flakes anyone would be honoured to win it.
Sharon welcome to the blog you will find Sue an inspiration and everyone is so caring.Pam I hope today was not too stressful it's appalling the way you have been treated have they not heard management have a duty of care to their staff.Stephanie I to have pots of gilding flakes sitting unopened I am to scared to try.Elaine I now have a mental picture of you and Maureen going down a skateboard slide.Hugs to everyone who are going through difficult times

Narrowboat girl said...

A fab card Sue. I love using gilding flakes, they make a card seem even more opulent

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

love this giveaway. A generic card that could have any sentiment added and would work for most occasions. Also love the colour combo as it could have a masculine edge if you changed the flowers as well...Gorgeous

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a fabulous card today. The gilding flakes give such a regal and rich look to anything they are used on. One lucky reader is going to be very happy. Thanks for sharing.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a good idea to use border dies back to front on each side of the card. I would never have thought of using them in this way. Thanks for sharing this.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card such rich texture with the gilding flakes. Fabulous card for someone to win.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Anonymous said...

Carole Stourbridge
beautiful card, love the guilded look, nice for gentlemen
love to win this one

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

My these Wednesdays come n go so fast don't they??? Lol

Loving the card today. I just love the elegance that the gilding flakes bring to ur cards xx

Disco Queen said...

Wow! I would love to give this magnificent card pride of place on my wall of inspiration. Good luck to everyone. Theresa x

Iris Harborne said...

Hi Sue This another enchanting, delightful, amazing card.

During the last 2 years my life has been a roller coaster ride and my closest friend has been supported me through every stage. 7 deaths, 2 properties falling through, personal illness (nothing serious but recurring) and is still there for me. On Friday she is going to clean my new property whilst waiting for the removal van. I would love to send this to her as part of my thank you.

Hope I can find the post detailing who has one.


Annie Stamps said...

Lovely card Sue. I love the colours you used. Gilding flakes always look elegant.

Annie P

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x I love the gilding flakes they give such an elegant look and teamed with your dies such a perfect combination x thankyou sue x
Pam hope it went as well as it could today x sending you hugs x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Anonymous said...

Love the colours, and can't wait to get the dies. Thanks Sue xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card sue!
The gilding flakes are so pretty and elegant.

dorothy cattanach said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Atad late today as internet been down
I love using gilding flakes tooSue, they make a card look extra special, just like this one today,beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Dorothy, Yorky girl xx

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. A wonderful give away. Xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Lovely colours in todays card Sue, and i can finally say that i have opened one of the boxes with the gilding flakes in them and tried it at long last, i've only had them about 3 or 4years now before being brave enough to open the lid on a tub. My friends bring out the mad side in Norah and i'm not sure if that's a good thing or not, lol. A beautiful card flower and the sentiment is oh so true for i know that i have beautiful friends on this blog that deserve something as special as this. Thank you Sue for bringing in such beauty to our days, have a nice tomorrow.
Oh Pam flower, you would have wondered what kind of nut house you had come into if in my team and especially at Christmas when i got dressed up from the 1st of December to the last. I had to write myself a note and put it on my PC saying that "There are no flowers in the ***, only weeds", it didn't go down to well as you can imagine, it was not there in the morning when i came in so i can only assume that someone took real umbrage at it, but hey ho, i was always getting into bother for calling people flower on the phone, work colleagues not public when i was professional to the last. It was ok for others to call or answer calls saying "hiya pet" or "hello doll" but i was lowering the tone and wasn't being professional by calling people flower. Of course it was all the EO's and HEO's favourites that could do that, so they weren't biased or anything(much). When it was time for good causes they could always know that daft Norah would be in the midst of it all. I thought that "friends" would have kept in touch but i haven't even had a "how are you doing, Norah" from any of them, not even from my so called friends. I do know that there wouldn't be another like me in there to take my place so i feel quite sorry for them. Work is a big part of your life and you have got to enjoy it as best you can and make friends but it started with my knitting which when i left, it was amazing what my simple past time had brought out with lots of others learning and bringing it in to do in their breaks. I won't tell you what i got asked to make one of the times but i told them that i would teach them how to knit it for themselves if said appendage was in the habit of feeling the cold that much, :D lol. They would have 7 weeks of sanity during the summer and then i would be back from my term time leave and there quiet hushed room would be all upside down again because the flower maker was back.
Oh Maureen, the cheek of the man, as i can't think on why he would think you were an old person, just out of your first flush of youth and more understanding and adventurous now, but certainly in no way are you old, cheeky midden. She when you're finished with your list of jobs for George, i could keep him going in more for you just to sort him out and his cheek. Do you want me to trade in my scooter for a tandem buggy? Although we will need it revved up a bit!
Rosemary, i'm glad your little friend is out the other side of their op and it'll just be a tad longer than a fortnight for their hair to recover, just slightly, :D the main thing is you have Dylan back home and all he needs is some more hugs and spoiling.

Norah McPhee said...

Well yesterday was one of those days when i had young Master Fox and he was in fine fettle and my arms just about broke off from pushing him in the swing of his. I tried in vain to show him how to propel himself back and forth but wasted energy not to mention breath. Oh how glad was i to see him go to nursery to see his wee friend Mo. Molly was one of the wee girls that was born around the same time as him as all their mummies work together as nurses in Forth Valley Royal and the wee ones have a strong bond between each of them. He left the house looking as if a wrecking ball had happened instead of just him coming to his granny's to be watched for the morning. It's taken me a whole day and some to get over it and i have him back again tomorrow. Next week his other grandparents are away for 10 days so i will have him twice next week as well. PP and Laine where are you so that i come too, please????
Laine, i hope that you are ok flower as contary to what is being said, you and PP are both missed a lot, so if you're having to be good, be careful but what fun is that?
Elaine, oh i am pleased that Andrew has got the go ahead for his continuing treatment, although i hope that the sickness stays at bay for him. Tell him that Helen could do with him giving her back a massage, although all fun aside i'm glad that she is that wee bit brighter as well, it makes your job as Mum to this incredible young man a lot easier with this latest development, fingers and everything is crossed for him flower.
Sending hugs to all my wilsonettes friends that need, want or could just do with some,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Hazel said...

Good evening Sue. Another beautiful card.
Been missing for a few days as I was busy with basket orders. Youngest daughter celebrating her 40th birthday so it's been all go.
Pam. Your daily summery is top notch as usual.
Maureen. Behave that 4 wheeled zimmer is to make things easier for you, not cause more injuries. Also it's not to be put to one side and used to store things on.
Elaine. Glad Andrew can go ahead with his treatment. Yes he needs to take those anti sickness pills. I tried being brave and not taking them when I started my chemo, I only did that once I leant my lesson.
Hazel x

Viki Banaszak said...

This is such a gorgeous card! That background is so beautiful. I love how you matched the flowers to your color scheme.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
It's lovely to see the succulents Dies and stamps . They do look pretty! Love those gilding flakes - not a colour I've seen before. Overall a really lovely card . Whoever wins this one will be a very happy bunny!
Maureen - I'm really sorry but I just can't picture you in this Surrey or whatever you care to call it! Not my slim, fit Maureen! Yes , I'm being kind - it doesn't happen often !!! Lol!
Pam - I do hope today has gone well! We have all been thinking about you I think!
Sam - have a lovely holiday. Safe journey - it's a long one!
Love to everyone, Myra xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card for a Wednesday giveaway some one will be very happy Wilsonette.
Very elegant love the guiding flakes.
Love &Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Eunice said...

Very lovely card Sue. Enjoy the color of this card and the glitter flakes definitely add the the pop!!!

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue and a great card for the freebie. Thank you. Hope today went well Pam and echoing your comments.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow!!!! The colours you have used on the stamped image are so perfect with the gilding flakes - beautiful card ! Funny but I just found my gilding flakes in a drawer yesterday and thought I must play with these lovelies again soon lol !
Muriel x

Marie said...

Good morning Sue and all other blog readers. Todays card is so beautiful and I would love to have more tutorials on the use of gilding flakes as I too have a few jars of them that I've never dared to open. I started learning to make cards about 3 years ago at the facility for blind and low vision people. I soon became addicted to the craft and bought pretty well all I thought I would ever need (How wrong can you be) and gilding flakes were purchased at that time. I dread to think how much of my children's inheritance I have spent since then. I have been retired for 31 years and wonder how I ever found time to go to work!
I'm rambling on a bit today so apologise for that.
Hugs to all.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
gorgeous card, love everything about it

hugs to all,
Maria x

julie laz said...

Hello sue, sorry I'm late but had to comment, as this card is lovely crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a beautiful, classic card. Love the coloring and gilding flakes used. Perfect.
Stephanie K