Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello crafters!  It seems like a fair bit of time since our last card giveaway, doesn't it?  Today's card is a silver and white number with a paved pearl edge on it.  I started by embossing a square of coconut white card with the Snowflake Mosaic embossing folder for texture.   Next I cut the Snowflake Flourish and Corner die out f silver pearl card.  I cut four corners and four of the border flourishes.  I glued the four corners into place and connected the four border flourishes to create a square shape.  I mounted it in a diamond orientation in the centre of the card to a smaller piece of white card.  I cut the Let it Snow Snowflakes and attached it to the centre die from the Holly Lattice Frame die.  I cut a second one in silver and nipped it apart to provide a shadow for the sentiment.  I added mounting foam to the entire piece to raise it and added it to a wider piece of coconut white card.  Leaving about a half inch gap around the topper, I used that area for my Paved Pearl technique (see tutorial at the top of the page).  I used Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue to create this, then added a double white mat to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing to win this card.  The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x


























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116 comments:

Pam said...

Sue what a gorgeous card, perfect for the Wednesday giveaway. Very festive, Someone will be very lucky.
CraftyJo, you have Sussed me out, no I don't sleep well. Always wake between 3 and 4 that's why I like to start work early. Leave just after 6 am.
Laine, so sorry to hear about Yvonne, hope she is starting to feel better. Please pass on my good wishes to her.
Myra, I too love Frys Cream,both the blue and green packs. Many any years ago,my beloved elder cousin used to eat Frys Cream sandwiches, I tried one and it was delicious. It brought back a lovely memory of Our Edie, who died a long time ago, so thank you for reminding me.
I too agree with the comments regarding the Anonymous post,not worth getting upset about, cowardly way to do things. Let's just keep this fabulous blog friendly, supportive of alland esoecially our wonderful Sue.. We all love our craft,we also can be kind generous, friendly and supportive, what's the harm in that. As has been said, read the comments if you wish, if not Walk On By.
Maureen good luck with the kitchen renovations, look to the future when it is all beautiful.
Hug basket is full and ready to go, passing some in to poorly and missing friends.

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Good morning Sue,

A lovely stylish card today. Almost a simplistic style using the one day to decorate elaborately.

Have a good day. Love,

Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

One die! Not one day! LOL

Xx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue and just love the paved pearl background, you must have the patience of a saint. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, good luck all.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Silver and white so perfect for Christmas cards and only one die - so clever.
Good luck everyone,
Hugs
Muriel x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful giveaway card.I love the effect of the paved pearl background.
Jan x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today and I love those edges but also the mosaic snowflake embossing folder, need to check that out to see if I have it.

Pam I reiterate all you have said, I didn't read the message that has upset people, I think it has been removed - why oh why are people like this, can you not block them from the blog Sue.

Sending special hugs to all the people out there who need them today

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue A beautiful card using only one die. Love your paved pearl effect.

Barbara V

Maria Illsley said...

Morning all a lovely card and its so nice to see the paved pearl background back its been a long while since I've seen it and it is so effective xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, love the paved pearl technique, and the silver and white are beautiful together.
Fry's chocolate - yum! Echoing Pam's comments today, as usual they're spot on. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Debra K. said...

Great card! Debra x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW A gorgeous card for the Wednesday card giveaway. Don't think I have that E/B folder must have a look for that because you can never have enough of them LOL. The paved pearl background is another of my firm favourite's. Good Luck to everyone for the draw.
Best Wishes
Denise T x

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful and delicate card.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Not only does this generous giveaway sample look beautiful in your chosen colour scheme, I love to see your samples made by fb and blog user's in lots of various colour schemes, its just amazing how a slight change in colour can change the complete look. As I've said in previous comments I've not been able to buy any of this year's festive collection but I love to see both what you and others make with them. Thank you for the chance of being a proud owner of this delicate beautiful piece of Sue Wilson. Cowardly messages are not worth reading although I did - if only there was a way to stop this intrusion, I don't see this happening on other CE blogs, so why here ?
Sending my usual love and hugs your way Sue and hope your day is a good one xx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card today very pretty and love the Embossing Folder im sure I have that one but need to check.

Pam I reiterate all you have said, I also never read the message that has upset people, why are people like that there is no need for it.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them,

Have a good day all
Love
Sharon
xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card just using one die. The paved pearl is really nice.
Annette x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A super card with lovely embossed, pierced and paved details.x

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
A lovely card love the paved peril background.
Catherine V94 xx

Marleine Rayner said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely card. X

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, love the different layers & textures to it.

Michele

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, I like the contrast you've made with the two backgrounds, it gives real depth to the card. A lovely card. Carol x

Chris Curry said...

A very intricate and special card Sue, thank you. Have a good day. Xx

DeCor said...

Lovely card today Sue. Like the paved pearl edges a lot.

DeCor said...

Lovely card today Sue. Like the paved pearl edges a lot.

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and All Assorted Dearie Pies,

Once again, I'd like to remind you that I should have immunity from the debossed Poinsettia Border and corner, and the Let it Snow Song. But still you continue to make them increasingly hard to resist! I stand resolute, at least until the new year.

Today and yesterday, my dies from the launch arrived. So happy to see what they look like in person.

Myra, Mark Twain might be where I learned most of what I know about German. Much of my background is German on my father's side, and Scotch Irish on my mother's.

Maureen Killen, six years seems like the too short a time between kitchen renovations. I've gone without vacuuming for longer than that. And I'm dejected at being taken off the list. Is a virtual card the same as an imaginary card? I have to know so I can decide whether to be devastated.

The anonymous complaint seems to have been removed by its author. I'm nodding off, so may your Wednesday be amazing whether you're holding up a fellow blog commenter or floating on our love.

Love,
Donita

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. It’s great to see the paved border technique again. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. We haven't seen the paved pearl technique for a while, it is awesome.
B xx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x love how you have used the corners to make a frame , the debossed detail is lovely x thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Jan Jay said...

Good morning Sue, wow what a gorgeous card, loving the border x

TDQ Karen said...

Love how this can be so glad for posting. Really stylish xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - so nice to see your paved borders again - I just love using this effect. Love the way you have made your frame too and a beautiful Christmas card for a giveaway. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful card giveaway on offer, loving the silver for the snowflakes and the border frame is absolutely stunning, yours definitely always looks better than mine :-)

Krafty Runner x

Tressa said...

Like the way in which the frame has been made. Shame that computers can't show this silver card to its true effect.

Teresa

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, somebody will be happy.
Lydia
X

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the silver and white and the corner dies x

TOB said...

I'm not sure about this one for me, (sorry) Hugs xx Mad craftgirl

Scottydog said...

A lovely card fir the giveaway. I keep meaning to try your paved border technique. Think I need to make a technique list & work my way through it in the New Year. Wish you gave away time Sue, I just never have enough of it! Thank you for your inspiration Sue.

Anonymous said...

Love the textures on this card Sue.I must try and perfect my paved borders.
VCCumbria xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. stunning card this morning . I love the silver and white and the card. The effect you have created with glue for the back is stunning , at first glance I thought it was embossing folder. The sentiment is stunning and has been one of the dies I have used so much on my cards and it also fits beautiful with the snow globe die.
Crafty hugs and well wishes ... Wendy

BenteS said...

Very pretty card!
Love the corner dies on this one :))

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Wonderful winter card Sue. Really like it. But that's it for now. No more new dies..... yet.....
I loved yesterday's card so much that I ordered both dies! ! ! I had my cards planned who was getting what but all that went to pot after yesterday. I am now waiting very patiently for my new dies. I have already prepared the card that I will be using. So the brakes have been put on yet again. You are just so irresistible Sue. Someone is going to be very lucky today. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Mavis L said...



Good morning Sue Love the wonderful silver and white card it ia
a beautiful giveaway card. Mavis L x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A very ornate card, and really pretty.
I like the way you've used the flourish die, must try that on some of mine.
Hugs, Rose

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card love the colour way xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very beautiful festive card & somebody will be pleased to receive it.Yvonne xx

val jones said...

Very pretty Sue. Love all the elements you've used.
You're going to make someone very happy.
Love Val in Spainxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card loving the corners and the deboss , someone is going to be very happy .xx

Laine your going through the mill chuck , i think you are very brave and hope your mouth feels less sore today .

Yvonne sorry you have been unwell,i hope you feel better now .

Tracy sending love and hugs your way.

Saba you did make me laugh yes grammar is a wonderful thing.

Maureen you have been doing such a lot of stripping and now gyrating ooops renovating sorry i read it wrong , however their is no end to your many talents , you go girl xxx.

Littlelamb , yes my machine came yesterday , all the excitement and fuss i made wanting it to come quickly and guess what ? i have not even opened it yet , yesterday was so busy for me Andrew has not been well and after leaving him i had the grandchildren over for tea , they didn't leave until turned 8 Oclock but hopefully i can play this afternoon .
Someone told me to keep turning the boards ,not sure if this is fully turning them over or using the same side left then right .

Pam hope work is more comfortable for you now ,will echo all your comments again today .

Crewetrish, Rosemary ,and all my besties sending you all a big hug .

Take care everyone
Elaine H X



Dragonsnap2 said...

Well I'm so glad I waited until I could see this card on my desktop. I have to say that on my iPad it looked so dull and dreary that I thought everyone's comments were just being nice. Now however I can see it in it's full glory and it's gorgeous. Whoever wins this one is going to be so pleased.
Hope everyone has the best day possible. I agree with you Pam. Yes it is the crafting that has brought us all to this blog along with supporting Sue but we can still be caring. I do remember Sue's comments at the end of last year and I agree with her that the comments had become rather morbid but I'm sure that at the same time Sue would not want us to stop caring. It's always about getting the middle ground.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card.

Crafty Cruiser said...

A lovely card for one lucky winner
Doreen R

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovey card for your Wednesday giveaway, who will be the lucky person today!
We have a visit to the vet this morning with our two cats, they seem to know something is going on and keep disappearing, it will be fun and games trying to get them into their baskets, onwards and upwards as they say.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely Christmas card.

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Sue think I did you an injustice yesterday saying I would use a different colour. The colour looked grey in the photographs but today I can see it is silver. Love the way you have used the corner dies. Have them so must try.
Elaine hope Andrew is feeling a bit better today. You must get down to using your Gemini today. Love to hear how you get on with it.Love and huggles to one of my besties
Laine must have missed the posts about your dental problems. Hope you are feeling better now. Love and huggles one of my besties !!
Donita and Crewe Trish love and huggles to 2 more of my besties.
Just had new guillotine, the one I had was big and cumbersome and broke! Also bought a scoring g board to make boxes. Had a go and it ended up looking like a pig!!!! Don't ask!!! Love and hugs to you all okay you can all be my besties would love that !! Xxxxxxxxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, silver and white always looks so clean and crisp. I'm sure I saw this frame die yesterday as I looked at your dies with my eyes shut ( haha I know, not an easy task but how else do you resist being led astray!!). Had I seen this card and the die on the same day things might have been a bit more expensive!! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Echoing your comments today Pam xxx
Tracey sending hugs xxx
Donita wow I'm impressed by your 6 years plus not vacuuming, think of all that craft time you've gained! Xxx
Elaine enjoy playing with your new toy, I believe you turn the plates over each time to stop them bending like a banana but I'm sure another Gemini user will help you out. Xxx

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful 'give away' card. First of all there are give away dies from your launch followed by your weekly Wednesday qiveaway card. You are so generous and thoughtful. I love your paved borders, especially on this card. I keep trying to add one to some of my special cards. However, the last time I did one, I got so excited because it was looking great......then I stuck my hand on it turning the card around for my last side. Oh well! These things happen. Hugs xx Pauline in RSA

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I think that this is one of those cards that look so much better in real life as I don't think the photographs do it justice - and that is no slur on your abilities, I promise. I think it is very clever to create a whole card using just one die and even with the paved pearl border it will be good for posting.

Laine - please pass on my best wishes to PP when you speak to her on Thursday. The pair of you have really been through the mill lately.
Elaine - hoping that Andrew is feeling a bit better today. Enjoy playing with your new machine this afternoon.
Jess - did you not know that cats are psychic? Hope you managed to capture them :-)
Rosemary - you made a pig from card? This could be a new venture for you lol

Frances

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Thank you Sue for your inspiration such a lovely card to have a chance of winning.
Rosemary I have an envelope maker and not made one successful envelope yet they always look wonky.Elaine I hope Andrew feels better soon I flip my boards over and turn them around to stop them warping Donita you are right we are a mixed assortment but we complement each other.Pam you sound so much better thankfully the stress has gone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. Lovely in white and silver with the embossed background to the beautiful snowflake flourishes and corners. Whoever wins the card will be very luck.

rosemary powell said...

Sorry Frances meant when trying to make a box!! I always get in a muddle.!! Xx

rosemary powell said...

Dear Pam and Tracey thinking of you both and sending love and huggles. Sorry I omitted to mention in previous post but doesn't mean I am not thinking about 2 more of my besties xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card for a giveaway for one lucky ladie.
The white & siver card goes well together. Very elegant.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Have a good day everyone Hug's for you all.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Isn't it wonderful what we can do with corners and the marvellous dies? This is an example of simplicity except it requires careful placing, imagination and a steady hand for the paved pearl effect done with the cosmic shimmer, it's super!
Oh I've had some laughs and uplifting moments on here this morning - better than a tonic from the GP. Keep up the good work ladies!
Pam, I wake up a lot during the night but don't get up. I lie there and stew ha ha.
Nanny Joo Joo from Sunny Scunny, in some parts of the World die and day sound the same. As in have a good day when in Australia ha ha.
Donita, my son in law is obviously bored in between renovating houses, so my daughter and him have decided to "update" us by causing havoc here. Still, it's only (ONLY!!!) the cost of materials and not labour. As for hoovering - who does such a thing ha ha. You continue to stand resolute until after Christmas as I've put a bet on you to "fold" then!!!
Elaine, I'm starting pole dancing classes next week ha ha. That's another one in my dreams as I'd be unable to walk afterwards!! Hope all is well at your end. Turn the boards so that the bottom becomes the top!!
Rosemary, wish I could make a whole pig, I always make a pig's ear of things ha ha.
Laine, sorry to read about Yvonne, please give her my love and tell her that I'll leave off ringing until next week when, hopefully, she will feel a lot better. I hope your mouth is less painful.
Saba and Myra, you get all the fun. I couldn't find the anonymous comment but surly you will tell me about it ha ha.
love to all
Maureen xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Surprising what you can do with one small corner die and a sentiment. Lovely card
Margaret x

Vie Carter said...

Great card, using the corner die and just love this sentiment

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. I was lucky enough to win the Snowflake Flourish and Corner die set!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

CraftyJo said...

Wow! So many details, bet it's lovely in the flesh.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I love silver and white for my Christmas cards and I'd forgotten how gorgeous your paved pearl borders are so thank you for reminding us

Sending love and hugs to everyone with an extra few for Tracy
Pat

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the design and the dies are just amazing. It would be wonderful to be able to give this card a new home. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Sue

This is a very pretty card and nice to see the faux pearls again

June x

Jean said...

So pretty!

Cathie Weary said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Haven't seen the paved pearl edging in awhile. Love the effect that it gives. Thanks for the opportunity to win this beauty. Have a wonderful day.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

I think that silver and white always look so elegant and classy. Even grey is beautiful in my opinion. Gorgeous card, the snowflake flourish and corner die look so elegant dressed up with pearls. The paved pearl technique just finishes the card perfectly too. Someone will be over the moon to win this.

Love Helen xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

What a wonderful card some lucky duck will win today. I don’t have the dies but would love the corner dies and tidbits. I can’t honestly say the sentiment because I hate snow here. Car wrecks and everything closing, mostly ice.
I am at the beach through Thanksgiving. My little dog is as happy about that as I am.
Love to all,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Diane H said...

Another beautiful card, Sue.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card, although I hope the sentiment is not a request.
Wendyx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and ladies.

What a stunner sue. I love how u do the paved pearl technique although I’ve never tried it it does look great. Don’t think I’d have the patience for them to dry. Maybe I could try another thing or leave it plain lol.
I do love how ur cards turn out I wish I had half the inspiration lol x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Sue,
Firstly Can I Apologise For Not Commenting Yesterday We Had No WiFi
I Felt I’d Had My Hands Cut Off, Where Were We Before Computers/IPads/Mobiles
Technology For You..............
Today’s Card Is Just Outstanding Especially As I Have All The Exceptional Products You’ve Used
Apart From The Sentiment But I Do Have Others.
Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Silver Pearl Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Snowflake Mosaic Embossing Folder” (Designed By Sue Wilson)
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer White PVA Glue” (Comes In Other Colours)
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed White Pearls”
Star’s In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Snowflake Flourish/Corner Die Set” (From The 2017 Festive Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Let It Snow Die Set” (From The 2017 Festive Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Holly Lattice Frame Die Set” (From The 2017 Festive Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Started Your Exceptional Card By Embossing A Square Piece Of White Card With The Awesome
Mosaic Embossing Folder For Texture, Next You Cut Out The Snowflake Flourishes/Corners Using Silver Pearl Card
You Cut Out Four Of The Corners Plus Four Of The Border Flourishes.
You Then Glued The Corners Into Place Then You Connected The Four Border Flourishes To Create A Square
You Mounted This In A Diamond Orientation In The Centre Of Your Card On A Smaller Piece Of White Card
Sue, You Then Cut Out The Let It Snow With Snowflakes In Silver Then Attached It To The Centre Die
From The Holly Lattice Frame Set In White, You Then Cut Another Frame This Time In Silver, Cutting In Half
Then Attaching To The Back To Create A Shadow For Your Sentiment.
Then You Added Mounting Foam To The Entire Piece To Raise It, Then You Added A Wider Piece Of White Card
Leaving Approx Half Of Inch Gap All Around Your Exceptional Topper, You Created Your Magical Border
(Which Is My All Time Favourite) This Technique Is Called Your “Paved Pearl Technique”
As You Mentioned You Have A Tutorial On The Top Of Your Blog This Is Created By Using
Cosmic Shimmer White PVA Glue, You Then Added A Double White Mat/Layer To Complete
Today’s Masterpiece........
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Extremely Exquisite Card Plus Giving Someone The Chance Of Winning
This Beautiful Gift.
Sue, Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
*Hi Barbara Macaskill, Like Many Wonderful Blog Members Plus Yourself I’ve Followed Sue, For Many Years
Way Before Pinterest So I Started A Daily Folder On My Computer, Which I Save The Photographs They
Go Into My Personal Photograph Library Then I Type My Comments
Down The Products Used Etc:- Which Cutting Dies Which Collection How Many In Each Once I’ve Done This
Before I Publish It Allows Me To Copy Everything & Paste To My Folder Plus Then I Transfer My Photographs
If I Publish It Will Not Allow Me To Do (I’m Aware My Comments Are Long When You See My Photograph Just Pass On By
I’ve Asked Sue If She Minds About The Length Of My Comments She Said No Problems...............
*Hi Donita No German As Far As I’m Aware, But Only Really Knew My Wonderful Dear Father
*Pam I’m Thrilled Everything Is Sorted For You (Keep An Eye On Them, No One Should Be Bullied In The Workplace)

Anonymous said...

I adore the paved pearl designs. Any way you put them on makes a lovely design. You don’t have to be precise. Love the whole card, to be sure. Myra from Florida

Marion Scott said...

Hi Sue, lovely card for your Wednesday giveaway, someone is going to be very lucky.
Marion S x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love your card it’s beautiful I’m late today it’s my hubbys birthday 83 been for a lovely lunch
Thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Sherry said...

beautiful card!!!!!!!!!!!

Suzzette Yandle said...

That's a lot of paved pearls! Great combination and lovely card.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I do love the paved pearl technique - mine isn’t always successful but I’m getting better. I don’t have the snowflake borders and corners but have the Sentiment! How very remiss of me! Lol. I have the Poinsettia ones though so can’t have everything! All in all a lovely card today once again . Really like it. Thanks Sue!
Pam - you seem more relaxed and I hope that’s the case! Isn’t it funny how small things like a bar of chocolate remind us of special people!
Laine it made you remember too! I’m a bit odd - ok - it’s official - I don’t like ice cream very much. In fact I only have it if it comes as part of a dessert . My Dad always bought me Fry’s Cream when he bought everyone else an Ice Cream. When I was a small girl there were no freezers so ice cream was something you had when you were out! Nardinis in Largs was our local favourite . Anyone been there?
Elaine - sorry about Andrew not feeling so well. Yes keep turning those plates whichever way is necessary - you will soon know what I mean! You also have a rubbery black magnetic sheet! Make sure your Dies aren’t facing down on to that! You will end up with lots of fridge magnets.!! Guess who did that?
Sam - I agree - whatever did we do before iPads etc! Glad it was just an Internet problem as I missed you yesterday.
StephanieK - hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving Day tomorrow! Trust me - you wouldn’t be happy on the beach here just now! Enjoy!
Laine - sorry to hear about our Princess , Yvonne. Sending you both lots of love and please tell her she is missed. ( if you get a word in!) lol.
Nanny Jo - so pleased you haven’t been banished !!
Jess - please tell me you aren’t in the cage instead of the cat!
Think I’d better go!
Love Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xx
Love to all -

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

craftynanna said...

Lovely card Sue whoever win this would be so happy, many hugs to all Johanna

ursula said...

Beautiful simple card Sue, just up my street...thank you....luv Ursula xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Sunnybec said...

Beautiful card, striking, love it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A beautiful and stylish giveaway with my favourite colour combo. The winner will be a lucky recipient...

Joan McKevitt said...

WOW! Sue, the embossed detail on the dies is amazing!! I have silver pearl card, but I don't remember using it for die-cutting. And I'm sure there are no other dies that give as much detail as yours do. Jo x

Narrowboat girl said...

This is an amazing card Sue using just one die

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing this. Lots of techniques there. Glad you have got your Gemini Elaine. Yes turns the plates right over and from end to end as well if that makes sense. Enjoy! Pam you sound much brighter today. Echoing your comments. Been to an all day crafting thing today and one of the things we did was book folding. Enjoyed that.

barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely breathtaking in silver and white! Would love to win this work of art! TFS!

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Beautiful card today and I've just bought your snowflake dies, so I'm looking forward to cutting them at the weekend. Xx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Silver and white always makes a great card for Christmas and this is no exception, a gorgeous card with the snowflake background and borders and corners. Love anything with snowflakes.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Yes, you’re right, it does seem ages since we had a Wednesday Giveaway and what a fabulous card to offer us on its return:-) i just love the pave pearl technique, the effect as a background is magnificent.....just be sure to keep it well out of the way until it dries, i learned this a little too late when Brodie jumped on the table where it was sitting, freshly done, and promptly stood in it!:-) As you can imagine it was ruined and we had cosmic shimmer paw prints all over our wooden flooring. That being said, it is definitely worth the effort because the results are so eye catching and add texture to the card. I like the silver card, its much nicer than mirri card which i find a bit garish, and the dies used work so well together, what a beautiful composition.
To all cat lovers on the blog, Darcey may be getting her confidence back, she asked to go out at her usual time and came home 90mins later to tell me she wanted to go a walk with me....yes, really!....it turns out that she had been crossing her legs until then and did the toilet during our walk which was just typical of cat behaviour, awkward or what:-) Fingers crossed for tonight but it appears that I am now permanently roped into nightly constitutionals with my fur babies , if it makes them happy then so be it however they benefit from a fur coat which protects them against the chilly winds, i on the otherhand have a nightie and fleece dressing gown, no comparison really.
Myra, i’ve Been to Largs as a small child and sampled the ice cream at Nardinis my Mum informs me, they are famous on the West Coast of Scotland. The one thing I miss living in Stirling is the coast, I was brought up in Troon and Ayr and really took it for granted, its a lovely coastline. I’ll pass on your love to Yvonne tomorrow too,
Pam, hope your BP is improving, could it interfere with the plans for your operation if it remains high? Life at work should be much improved for you though which is a massive bonus. Frys Cream sandwiches? Am i the only one who finds the thought of this repulsive?:-) It sounds worse than beef dripping sandwiches though i’m Sure my Dad would have loved it.
Jess, hope you managed to catch your pussies today, yes, they have a sixth sense when it comes to the vets, Brodie quite happily gets into the cat carrier but Darcey is an altogether different kettle of fish.....:-) Hope they are both in good health.
Donita, resistance is futile, believe me i know! Just let your impulse take control, it will make you so much more happier.
Maureen, thanks for the warning, i will tell Yvonne to turn her phone off next week just in case:-), the last thing she needs is a conversation with you when she’s feeling under the weather:-)
Elaine, hope you managed to get a play with your new machine and dies. Thinking of Andrew, hope he picks up again soon, big hugsxxx
Rosemary, my mouth is more or less back to normal now but i’m Not looking forward to having to go through the whole process again next week, root canal treatment is pants! Hope you are feeling well honeyxxx
Saba, well spotted, it made me chuckle as well, I don’t take these occasional negative comments to heart anymore, they’re not worth bothering about really because there are far more lovely people using this blog whose opinions actually matter to me:-)
Love and hugs to allxxx

Laine1972xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this a bautiful and fab christmas card, i love the colour combo and the wonderful background.

Viki Banaszak said...

Another beautiful card!

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Another lovely festive card from you today Sue, I love the White and Silver combination. Very clean and really festive.
Thank you for bringing this beautiful card to us. Hugs Brenda xxx

Jan Sayer said...

Lovely card , beautiful embossing folder.
Jan
Northampton

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Lovely festive card for the give away
Elaine I hope Andrew is having a better day today have you had a chance to play with your new machine?
Line glad your mouth has improved sorry you have to face more treatment again next week!
Sending caring hugs to all who need them

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card but the colours on my iPad don't do it justice. Better in the hand I think.
Embossing folder is lovely too xx

Eunice said...

Sue what a beautiful card, love the corner flourish die amazing!!!! Any one would be thrilled to have this card on their mantel!

Janice Brummett said...

Very pretty card again today. To the lucky person who "wins" this card: Congratulations! If you don't have a stop for it, I sure do! I would love to showcase it for them.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful giveaway card. Love the embossed background and the paved pearl edge. I had no idea how you made it. Thanks for the great tutorial, very useful.
Good luck everyone for the draw.

Elaine – Sorry about Andrew not feeling so well. Hugs for you all.
Maureen - Is only the kitchen that you plan to renovate :)
Saba – I know I do lots of grammar mistake, be gentle please.
Laine – Please be kind and pass my good wishes to my friend and ally PP.
Diane Green - Do you always see the half full of the glass?
Frances - I didn’t know that you have a great sense of humor.
Donita, Myra, Maureen & Saba (not necessarily in this order) –Thank you for the daily dose of laughter.

Hugs to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

Latenight SandyH said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely to see the paved pearls, so effective.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card for the Wednesday Giveaway. I love the paved oearl technique.
Lesley S x

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Sorry, I must have been having a senior moment yesterday and I posted my comment on yesterday's post! Nothing to do with the glass of wine! Lol
Saba xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

Love the pearl edge great card. Laura O Springfield

lindyloo12 said...

Love the swirly design of these dies!

Anonymous said...

Carole Eaton stourbridge
Silver and white lovely combination nice as well for the guys in our lives

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, another stunning design. Love the paved pearl technique, so tactile. Bx

djones said...


A different Christmas card today, not too sure
about it, but would love to see it in real life
as it is,




Doreen x