Monday, 3 July 2017


Hello there my crafty friends!   I am skipping back to the Atlantic Ocean collection for today's offering.  I cut the Atlantic Ocean Background out of black card, backing it with Antique Gold card.  Next I cut the centre out of it to create a frame and added mounting foam to the back.  I embossed a piece of white card with the Aztec Flower folder and attached the frame over it.  I continued to cut the centre with the next die in the set to add more detail, then backed it with black and cut the centre out of it.  I added foam, then turned it to a diamond orientation and attached it in the centre of the card.    I cut the frame from the Jessica die in black and backed it with gold and cut the centre out.  I stamped my sentiment and attached the frame over it, then attached it across the centre of the card.  I made a flower from the Chrysanthemum set out of gold card and seated it with ribbon and leaves in the corner.  I used both sets of the Double Pierced Noble Squares to create a multi layered frame out of black, gold and white and added it over the background of the card to define the edges of the card.  As finishing touches I added a couple of butterflies that were cut out of black card from the Cascading Butterflies die set.  White, black and gold mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, love it. Your shows on Hichanda were amazing, you are such a joy to watch and your smile is just so big when you are demonstrating, it's ibviius hiw much you love your work. I ordered the 2nd bundle as I had the ODS dies.
Lynda, so glad you had a lovely birthday with your family, it's my 70th next year, eeks.
Saba if you look in have a wonderful holiday.
Myra and Loreaine, hope the migraine clears soon., they are nasty things.
Karen, hope hubby is progressing well, good that you have nurse in every day to help you..
Diane, that trifle sounds wonderful, must try that one. Yummy.
Yorkiegirl, what a nightmare, I have friends in Solihull but always steer clear if Burmingham centre. Poor you you must have been exhausted.
Elaine, glad Andrew got home safely and even better that he had such a good time, what a man. Did he see the pic on Facebook of a man trying to land a monster catfish, nearly as big as him.
Norah, you are an absolute gem, thanks fir the hugs.
At Respiratory Consultants this afternoon, see what they have to say this time.
Caring hugs to all, especially our poorly and missing friends.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty layering and color combo! Love the butterflies!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love this card it is very elegant. Have a great day everyone. Bx

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful and elegant card. Loved your shows Sue.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh such a lovely card today, the Atlantic collection is one of my most favourite (after the Festive ones).

You really did us proud on Hochanda, loved every one of the shows, you were truly amazing, I so love watching you craft. I made 2 of the stained glass poinsettia cards yesterday one using the red glitter kiss which is amazing and the other using the DWCV card pads, I will send you the pictures.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, I was reading yesterdays comments on here early this morning and you have covered everything in a nutshell, thank you. Hope all goes well this afternoon for you.

Yorkiegirl, sorry you had such a nightmare journey home from Cornwall, sounds like they threw everything but the kitchen sink at you, it is always nice to have a holiday but also nice to come home.

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

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue WOW This is a gorgeous card very elegant. Loved watching all your shows yesterday. You are such a happy crafter and nothing seems to faze you. Hope to see you on our TV screens again soon.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
Sue thank you for all the brilliant shows yesterday, your talent knows no bounds.
I forgot to congratulate all the other winners yesterday, so many congratulations and have lots of fun.
Take care all Kitty.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Hope you got back home safe and sound after your wonderful weekend shows. I'm still hearing the golden, gentle and if you'll excuse me the seductive voice of Yannis when he was talking about the Glitter Kiss "the first date gentle kiss" I'm afraid I couldn't concentrate much after that lol how did you not just melt Sue lol see, I'm getting all unnecessary just going over it again lol.

So I said I rambled to much with rubbish on here so I'm going to compliment you on this beautiful die and sample, and add I've seen many many fabulous works of art on various fb pages that have used the Atlantic Ocean collection.
Sending much love n hugs your way. Have a good one xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful card using my favourite flower die.Love the colour too.
Jan x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, the colours are great. Enjoyed your shows at the weekend, they gave me so many ideas
Pat x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely, lovely card - I almost ordered the Atlantic collection but then the Christmas collection came out and - well, I am so happy with what I have from that -specially after finally seeing you on Hochanda - yes, we now have National fast broadband and it has fixed the endless buffering problems with watching the catch up shows. I have so far only seen one show but you used some of the dies I have ordered and I am even keener to start on cards now. There are some really good specials too !
Going back on line for more of your demos, second your comments on the Glitter Kiss Stephanie,
like Kitty, I forgot to congratulate the winners yesterday - enjoy your prizes
Muriel x

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Satisfied Customers,

Glad I got this set. Glad of every SW set I have. Glad I can't get everything I want when I want it. Life is good when you want something and have to figure how to get it. Wouldn't it be boring to suddenly be rich and able to get everything? Where would be the joy of a SW set coming in the mail? And getting to see samples on the blog every day. I hope you recover quickly from the high-intensity weekend coming so soon after your Festive launch. Thanks for the high-sample weekend.


Lyn Cleasby said...

The Atlantic Ocean Background is one of my favourites. Love this card.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very elegant card, the gold card is just so "gentle". Your shows were amazing, will save hard for your next ones!
Diane, that trifle sounds scrumptious, almost like a tiramisu. Pam, hope they haven't been moving things around over the weekend and that you have a peaceful week at work. I have a meeting this morning so I can be told what jobs I have to do for the last two weeks of term, as the 19 year old is taking over next week (before I've actually finished)! I'll echo the rest of Pam's comments. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card gold and black looks so elegant and my favorite flower.
Catherine V94 xx

TDQ Karen said...

Such a beautiful card, I have some Atlantic dies so lovely, enjoyed all your shows too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card this morning. I love the colour combo.

Barbara V

Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful card Sue. I don't really have a favourite die set as I love them all but one week I love one set more than another depending on my mood and what cards I'm making.
Hope all goes well for you today Pam. I'm at the respiratory clinic in a couple of weeks and am supposed to have some other tests done before that but haven't even had the appointment yet!
Thoughts and prayers to all in need.
Crafty hugs,
D x

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card in very smart colours Sue. The beautiful butterflies and flowers are very pretty. Enjoyed your shows on Hochanda and look forward to the next ones. Have a good day. 😀

Annie Stamps said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I really enjoyed your shows on hochanda. The card samples were exquisite and inspirational.

Annie P

Debra K. said...

Great card! Debra x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card and fab flower.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all .. such a beautiful card this morning. I love how you created the card from the selection of dies. I really enjoyed your shows on Hochanda. All the demos was brilliant and the samples was stunning. Hoping to get a few sets for birthday next week. Hope you will blog some more Christmas cards.... Wendy

PharmacyMichele said...

Wow-gorgeous card, really lovely.


Netty The Runner said...

Hi Sue, really nice card. Loved your shows on Hochanda, thank you for the ton of ideas. I have all of the dies you were showing plus more, in fact I think I have nearly all of your Christmas dies, so off I go to craft. Thank you again for all the inspiration and can't wait to see you again. Think you mentioned a couple of weeks. Look forward to that.
Annette x

Sandy G said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love all the layers and the fact that it is square! Thanks for sharing.
Pam....I hope your appointment turns out to be helpful!
Have a great day everyone.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A striking design which looks very opulent due to the gold and black colour way.x

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, quite a chunky feel to it - and then the flower and butterflies kick in! Nice colour choice, too. Saw the Yannis show - wow. And the demos and samples great too!! You looked really well, a joy to watch as always.
Lynda B - late birthday wishes. Glad the big one was a happy celebration, shame about Alfie.
Echoing Pam - hope clinic goes well.

'P' in Wales

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card today, I love the Atlantic collection. Thank you for your great shows over the weekend, it was great to see you on our screens again.

Pam I hope all goes well at the clinic today. Let me know how you get on.

Love Rosemarie X X

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
I so enjoyed watching you on Hochanda we dont see enough of you, the shows were brilliant and I have recorded them also as I do all your shows to watch back and get all your inspiration.
Beautiful card today, this was the card that made me buy the dies as I love the background one I think it is so versatile for men and woman.
Pam hope all goes well for you today.
I have to get an emergency dentist appointment as have a broken tooth in half so have been suffering all weekend.
Sending love and hugs to all that need them.

Have a good day all

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

June Horrocks said...

Your shows were awsum sue loved em!!! Today's card is just beautiful a work of art thank you Love june horrocks xxxxxxxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very regal looking card which everyone would love to receive. Your shows were amazing as always. Yvonne xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I just LOVE the Atlantic collection. So very beautiful. As is your card. But then you know Gold and Black have me hooked every time.
Hugs, Rose

Yvonne19856 said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
A beautiful card Sue, and the colour combination brings out a certain elegance to the design. I love it.
It was great to see you on Hochanda over the weekend. You make the most amazing cards, and to see your demonstrations was just a joy. Thank you for sharing your talent.
Have a good day everyone. Xxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous card ,really stands out,love the chrysanthemum & the gold colour .
Enjoyed your shows yesterday the time just flew by so quick hopefully your back soon.
Pam best wishes for this afternoon,hubby a bit better each day,thank you.
Best wishes
Karen M

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

This is one of my favourite colour combos. Clsssy and elegant. Card is stunning as always. Still catching up with ur shows. But great to watch u crafting. I'd love to see what ur craft room looks like. If anything like mine it's a bomb site lol x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I've been using the Atlantic Ocean die over the weekend it's one of my favourites and is special to me! I love today's card it's gorgeous. I really enjoyed your shows and I'm watching the recordings as well this morning (can't have enough 'Sue' time!). I'm hoping my order will arrive today from SET knowing them it will, their customer service is second to none!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anne said...

Just watching one of your shows. What great samples.
Love this card, Sue. The colours are great.

Anne (Northampton)

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Just to say how nuch I enjoyed seeing you on TV , so glad it was Yannis with you, he is such a sweetie!
Love todays card and the colours too!
Love Marg

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Awww I miss out on seeing you on Tv. Just yet we can't get Hochanda so I don't get to see all the lovely things you do. Today's card is as ever lovely. Well done again. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another great card this morning and love this colour combination. I don't know what I'd do without my pierced noble dies now, they're brilliant. Just loved your Hochanda shows and still have two to catch up with today. So good to see you back on our screens and have to agree with Margaret about Yannis! Sending best wishes, YvonneMayxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card today? This dies is a recent purchase, not used yet but the day will come, sooner rather than later I hope.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, it really looks very sophisticated in the black and gold with such pretty flowers too. Im going to be playing catch up with your shows today so I've got a real treat in store. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. Thank you for your comments about my trifle, it's one that goes down a treat in our family and hubby gave me one of his single malts to use so it was rather special and quite smooth. Xxx
Sharon I hope you get your tooth fixed today with not too much expense. Xxx
Craftysue oh dear you will be tidying the books and the pe cupboard when you would be more useful showing the 19 year old some of the tricks of the trade and knowledge you've acquired over the years! Xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, I love the Atlantic background it makes soch a super frame for any card.
Great shows on Hochanda.
B xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful and elegant card, the black and gold combination is really rich looking.
Your shows on Hochanda were great with lots of fabulous inspiration.
Thanks for sharing,

hettygarlick said...

A really lovely card. I love the Atlantic Ocean collection, and especially this background die. It does make beautiful cards and looks good in all sorts of different colour combinations. xx

Owlish said...

This is a great card always like the gold cards and with good layering very effective

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What's not to like about this card it's square it's gold and black and has my favourite flower.Sue I apologise for not leaving a comment yesterday but I didn't get back from my daughters until late but I did quickly click on to see your beautiful creation.I did though get up really early this morning to catch up on your shows what can I say I think they were one of your best yet.

Pam I hope your appointment at the hospital goes well.Stephanie you can never ramble on too much about our amazing Sue.Elaine and Rosemary special hugs.Diana love trifle.Karen so glad your husband is improving.Sharon you must be in pain I hope it can be sorted out.Donita I agree completely with everything you said.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
A beautiful card for this bright sunny morning using one of my favourite dies.
I love the colours you have used and this die also looks so pretty made up in softer colours as well.
It was great to see you back on our screens looking so well and wearing another selection of those gorgeous tops you manage to find!!!!
I am looking forward to catching up on the two shows I recorded as well as the tennis of course!!
Lesley S x

snowy said...

Gorgeous opulent looking card. Loved the shows. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Another pretty card today. I enjoyed your shows
yesterday and look forward to seeing your Christmas cards on the blog.
Evis M.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card and Black and Gold always looks good on a card. Love the Background die in this set.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I've just finished catching up on your shows!!!
Wowza great to see all the hints and tips you give us thanks!!!
These dies always make a great card I like the colour combo!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

P Austen said...

A stunning card to start the week Sue. Black and gold are favourite colours for me as they make a card look elegant. I haven't got your background die but I have quite a lot of your Christmas ones plus the ODS which I ordered yesterday. Great shows which I've recorded in order to rematch when my dies arrive. Thank you for such wonderful inspiration. Hugs xx P Austen

stitchingranny said...

A lovely card today Sue. On my computer it looks more like kraft card than gold but means that combination would work too lol.

Helen xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Such a stunning card especially in that colour scheme, although the Atlantic Ocean background can carry a card all by itself, it's so striking...


ethansnanna said...

A lovely card to start the week; it would look so nice
using pastel colours too,

Doreen x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Love this card , gorgeous colours, butterflies and beautiful flower. Try not to leave it too long before you come back on the TV screen again .

Pam i will ask Andrew about the F/B pic ,hope all goes well for you later today. xx

CrewTrish , aways thinking about you sending you and Mum a big hug .xx

Will echo pam again today
big hugs to all who need one .
Elaine H X

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
that´s a beautiful card and fantastic shows yesterday on HOCHANDA.
Rolf xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, very opulent in black and gold.
Your Hochanda shows were super, a lot of ideas for us.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Lovely card to start the working week Sue I do love that colour combo Sue I wish I had known that it was your 60th birthday you would have definitely received a card from me I do hope it was a memorable day hugs Sue x
Pam it was horrible and believe me Birmingham city centre is to be avoided and if I could have avoided it I would have
At one point on the opposite side of the road in Birmingham a man was physically fighting with the driver of the veichle in front of him trying pull the door open and drag him out of his car and. Holding up all the other tragic behind him Talk about road rage 😡
Any way Pam I hope your visit to the respiratory clinic goes well and they can help you in some way big but gentle hugs to you my friend .
Ohh and I see you have a big birthday next year you will have to let me have your details and I will try to make you a Sue inspired card to celebrate it
June I was more than happy to walk through my front door I can tell ya. Lol
have a wonderful day folks
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Great colour combination for today's card and I really love that embossing folder. I am really looking forward to seeing more Christmas cards on the blog after watching you on TV over the weekend.


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Great card and colours, enjoyed all your shows we want more . love Jean Z xxxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

SCOTTYDOG ? I'm just catching up on the show from yesterday. You must be feeling so proud and honoured to hear the story behind this year's special addition Angel. As a daily follower and admirer of Sue, I'm proud to think I share the same blog and craft as you. Congratulations love. And every time you look at and use your 2017 Angel it will be a wonderful reminder as to why Sue designed it ☺ I'm really delighted for you xx

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous card, love the black and gold together x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful beautiful card, haven't got this background yet but it is on my wish list. Loved all your shows and can't wait to see all the samples you've made, hope Christmas Friday starts soon
Pam hope all goes well for you today and echoing you again as you say it so well

Sending love and hugs to everyone

SueJ said...

Lovely card, very dramatic.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the colours you have used.

Kate's Cards said...

A beautiful bold card.


Lovely card Sue. Perfect for those awkward men in our lives!!! X

Suemac said...

Lovely card

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Full of delicate, intricate detail. Lovely flower spray and butterflies.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a beautiful stylish card Sue and i love everything about it, even down to the colours (which i know don't collapse) so much so that i went to check out it's ingredients and the only part that i have apart from the card it the Atlantic die, so does that count i wonder? Since i have not too small a stock of dies, i am quite sure that i can make it some other way. My girl got me a wee heart shaped Radley purse from Harry to give me and when i found out how much it had cost, i nearly collapse as i could have got another noble die set that i wanted for less than it cost. She shares her fathers views on my craft collection, that is until she wants me to make something up for her. Oh well i will just need to have plain squares and prick then with my ruler around the outside edge. Thank you flower for a lovely WOW that would be a popular make as i can see it made for males as well. Have a good day Sue and i hope that the weather is good to you.
CraftySueToo, i take it they haven't heard the phrase "here's your hat, where's your hurry?" Talk about getting that no wanted feeling flower, i feel really sorry for you as they are making sure that you get the message that they will carry on when you are away. It would be nice to think that you were going to be missed for your self and all the little things that you accomplished. Never mind flower, onwards and upwards and remember you're not looking back as you're not going that way, you're going forwards into a new happy phase of your life.
Oh Yorkie Girl, what a horrendous homeward journey, i hope that it hasn't spoiled the good time that you enjoyed down at Cornwall. My son Rory is travelling down to Birmingham next week and i have told him that i want his friend to pick him up at the bus station as i don't want him walking about there on his own. He was going down by train but it was proving to be just so expensive so that megabus at £20 each way was the better option. His friend Peter was going to come up to collect him until i put the kybosh on that idea. It is not just 5 minutes up the road to Glenochil and then to go back down again with him, to return him 2 weeks later, ehh no. Peter loves his cars and loves driving them(he has fancy fancy fast cars) so doesn't think anything of driving them long distances, but i don't think that is fair, so picking him up at the bus station is a better proposition all round.
Lynda, i'm sorry that your other wee grandson couldn't be there to wish you a happy birthday along with his cousins but i hope that you had a lovely day any way flower.
Pam flower, i hope that the respiratory clinic does something and it's not just a quick "oh you're feeling a bit better, awh well we will leave you like that the now and see you in 6 months again". It takes me that long to get there and then to get nothing done or changed any really works me up. It's a full service and mot that i need to go for but the thought of that walk and i'm breathless before i even get there, lol. Here's hoping that they are more of a help than a hindrance flower.

Norah McPhee said...

Lorraine flower i hope that your migraine fades away back where it came from again and soon for you flower. I can work on with a headache but a migraine floors me into my bed with the curtains shut along with the blinds, so i can only hope that you are back to normal soon. Sending hugs across to you and down to PP Yvonne who we need better again as well.
Well we have a lovely day up here in central Scotland and i hope that it stays like that with my beautiful hills showing off their beauty. I am going to make a start on some of my christmas cards and cut out from my new SW dies while hubby is at work and doesn't see them still in the packets, because then he'll know that they are new ones and go daft.
Sending hugs to all the Wilsonettes and honorary Wilsonettes too, i hope you have a good day or a better day than perhaps you've had lately,
love and crafty hugs

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card for us this Monday morning. Really enjoyed the shows yesterday and the samples were stunning.
Pam hope things go well for you at the clinic this afternoon.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Another lovely all-occasion card.
Doreen R

Laura O' Connor said...

very nice card Sue ,Laura O

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really elegant card that reminds me a little of Japanese lacquer work. I love the design and although there is a little too much black for me personally I can see the appeal to others. Your shows were a roaring success and you can see by the comments how much we miss seeing you on our screens, glad the next time is not too far away.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card so striking

HUgs to all

Annx without an "e"

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, beautiful colours and beautiful dies, I love this !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Beautiful card and gorgeous dies, I would like to try this one in different colours.
It must me me needing brightening up, because usually I drool over Black and Gold!!!!

Hope you are enjoying your day, Hugs Brenda xxx

Nana on the Hill said...

Lovely card for a Monday morning Sue, it was so good to see you back on our screens. We missed you x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Another stunning card design today. The gold is looking taupe. I know photographing anything shinny is an issue and a challenge. I have enjoyed watching your recent shows on hocanda. I always learn something from you. Happy 4th.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A stunning dramatic card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Such a stunning card! I love the black and gold colour combination.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Sue MacFall said...

Hello Sue and thanks again for another great card - love the antique gold colour.

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful Sue card today really love it. Thanks Sue have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. Very impressive that the majority of the card is made with one die set. I do like this classic colour scheme and think it would make a great male card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Vie Carter said...

Like the design and layout and the flower is great

Vie x

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue

What a striking card today, that colour combination gives the card an elegant look. Another set of dies on my list! Thank you so much for your inspiration Sue. Really enjoyed your shows, but given me more headaches as what to buy. Unfortunately the collections weren't an option for me, but pleased you had some sellouts. Must make it all worthwhile for you. Looking forward to your next batch of shows on HOCHANDA.

Steph, like you I have been catching up on Sue's weekend shows & was stunned to hear my name mentioned. When Sue showcased t he festive collection I said to my husband 'there's my angel' (Sue's angel of course, but in rubber stamp form!) I don't think I commented at the time because I thought I didn't need the die as I had the stamp! However will rectify that & now buy the die as it is associated with me & the card I made! Thank you Sue.

Viki Banaszak said...

Thi is such a gorgeous and elegant card. Hugs

sued99 said...

Really lovely card. The colour combination is so striking. X

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card those dies are amazing and I love the colours you have used. Have a great evening. Hugs Jackie

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

WOW, a stunning work of art with today's card

June x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Striking design and beautiful dies, just not sure about the colours - it could be my laptop but it's quite dull looking - sorry.
Pam I hope the Respiratory Clinic works it's magic and they don't fob you off.
Elaine, good to know that Andrew has had such a good time - big catch or not, he's a star.
Yvonne, hope you are perking up.
Laine, hope you are feeling better.
Alimecca, hope you are coming along nicely!
Sharon, hope the dentist soon sorts out your tooth, and it's not too painful in the treatment or your pocket!!!
love to all
Maureen xxx

Janet Wilson said...

Fab black & gold card

val jones said...

Beautiful card Sue.
The flower is stunning.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I really love the Atlantic Ocean Dies! Really lovely. You don't need much else to make a lovely card! Well - apart from a little talent!! Lol!
Now I understand about the Angel !! You may remember Sue that I was convinced I had a lovely Die of yours which was an Angel with a Trumpet. I'd bought it after Christmas that year so hadn't actually used It! I managed to confuse you as well as myself until I went and checked! Eureka a it was a stamp! I'm really glad the 2017 Angel is similar as I'm so fond of her. I haven't seen that Show either as yet!
Much better today thank you Pam and others who asked including Laine - a fellow sufferer! Hope you feeling better too Laine!
Love to everyone , Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful gold black and white card. Love this Atlantic background die. The gorgeous flower and butterflies finish the card perfectly. Thank you for all your marvellous inspiration over the weekend and look forward to seeing you again soon. Xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card and design. Not my favorite colors but work well together.

Pam - Hope all went this afternoon for you.

Hugs for you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue
Gr Karin

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue, another beautiful creation, I am not normally a lover of those colours but I have to say the card is stunning.
Pam, as always I echo your summary. Hope you are feeling a bit better today.
Patricia xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is tunning, i love the black gold.

Dawn Holben said...

I forgot to say sorry for not commenting lately.
All of your cards over the last few day have been stunning.
I have been in and out of A&E all weekend being ill and am so tired so
please forgive me for this one comment.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Stunning card the atlantic dies are winners I love them! The die I won in your launch draw arrived today its fabulous I'm looking forward to using it! Thank you again Sue for your generosity
Pam I hope your clinic visit was helpful today
Sharon poor you I hope you get that appointment soon toothache is horrible
Sending good wishes to all

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. I need to go back and see what I missed last week.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a rich and opulent card sample, it is just so striking and sumptuous that even those who aren't keen on predominantly black cards will most certainly be seduced by its appeal. Apart from the breathtaking colour, the dies used are equally gorgeous....i love the design of the Atlantic Background, square makes a refreshing change. The Crysanthamum is superb and the addition of the butterflies is an inspired choice and really finishes off the card beautifully. We have had the pleasure of being utterly spoiled over the past couple of days and I thankyou for all the hard work you have so obviously put in on our behalf...please don't retire anytime soon Sue, we would be devastated and at a loss for inspirational creative input:-)
As Norah so beautifully described, we have had a lovely, if a tad windy, day in Stirling and her hills were indeed a picture to behold.
I had an appointment for a blow dry whilst my Mum had a cut and colour, however, my hair was giving Wurzel Gummage a run for his money and the expression dragged through a hedge backwards springs to mind, so my hairdresser took great pity on me and did a cut and colour for me too:-) Feel like a new woman, ready to face the vagaries of the world with gusto, only problem being my savings for Sues shows next week have taken quite a hit:-( It didn't help that a spied a lovely dress in Stons and just had to have it! You would love it Saba, its navy with big red and pink flowers:-)
Feeling tired this evening after my late appointment but at least yesterdays migraine is a distant memory, thanks for the good wishes they really helped.
Myra, glad to hear that you are feeling brighter today, hope it continues because migraines are tough cookies to shift.
Pam, hope your appointment went well, if anything, it must be a relief to get away from the madness at work:-)
Elaine, great that Andrew has thoroughly enjoyed his fishing trip, hope you are feeling better and that your eye is clearing up.
Carmen, hope you enjoyed your long weekend and that the weather was glorious.
Dawn, sorry to hear of your trips to A&E, hope you're feeling a bit better and on the road to recovery.
P, how is Yeti settling in, is he still a bit wild?
Yvonne, i know you're probably too ill to bother at the moment with your tablet but i will send you healing hugs nonetheless in the hope that we will be sparring again soonxxx
Hugs to all my blog besties and Norah, i do hope Rory has a safe trip and enjoys his time awayxxx


Theresa Pace said...

very intricate. lovely colour combo, hugs xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very elegant

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh todays card is gorgeous !!! I love, love, love the Atlantic Ocean background dies !!! I think they are so elegant looking. I do like how you have layered up your card, and the colours you have used to. Your Chrysanthemum flower looks beautiful in the Antique gold card and your little butterflies look soooo cute !!! Thank you. Your card is stunning !!! Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

ursula said...

An amazing card that could be adapted to be made for a man.....thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card very elegant love it,
Pam thank you yes it just seems to creep up on you when your not looking 😚
Love & hug's Lynda Brock x

Jan Sayer said...

First of all Sue, my die arrived today. Again thank you so much. The garland edged looks really versatile so I look forward to having a go.
Lovely card again today.

Eunice said...

This is a very opulent card Sue! The color scheme is one that could be used for any gender, or any age.

Latenight Sandy H said...

Lovely design. I'm not a fan of so much black but I'm sure this would work with other colours too. The Cascading Butterflies are my most used dies at the moment.
Take care everyone.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Loved your shows from the weekend and all the wonderful creations that you shared with all of us.

Today's card is opulent and elegant in the gold and black. I love this die set and have used it many times in my card making.

Have a wonderful day.

Cards2Di4 said...

Morning Sue. I've just used this set to make a card. Looks like it will be coming out again!! Take care. Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

Unknown said...

What a beautiful,elegant card, could be used for many different occasions. Excellent.

Jan L
in Sheffield

Marie said...

A beautiful card by a beautiful lady.
I wish I could buy everything I see but who can?
Thank you so much for just being there.
Love to all. Marie

Fiki said...

wonderful card!

barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely breathtaking! TFS!

SHARICA said...

Quite Gothic looking xx