Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  Today's card is pretty simple but very striking.  I am hoping that you will think it is a good enough card for a Wednesday card giveaway offering!  I started by cutting the Ray Of light Background die in Straw Yellow.  I backed it with Custard yellow card.  Next I cut the City Skyline die out of black gloss card.  I cut the two largest city dies and layered them across the card.  Next I used the Double Stitched Rectangles Set B to create a multi -layered frame in white.  I added it with foam over the background.  I cut the Hello Mini Expression die in black gloss card and added it at the top of the frame.  White and black mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4" 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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95 comments:

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, this card is just brilliant, love the skyline die backed with the sun ray die, very effective. I think it is a great giveaway card, especially with the Hello sentiment, imagine receiving that, it is like a personal Sue hello :-) Have a great day everyone. Bx

Jan.moogie said...

Just love this card Sue one of my all time favourites. Good luck everyone, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A brilliant card for a give away Sue, how could you think it would not be.
Good luck all.
Thank you for posting Sue.
Take care and have fun Kitty.
Is it true you have another collection due out? looking forward to it.
Sue how do you come up with all your designs?.

Debra K. said...

Great card! Debra x

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a gorgeous card Sue

gr karin

Steph Cotterill said...

Who wouldn't want this personal original message from the BEST die designer and the most precious inspirational 'blog friend' anyone of us would be thrilled and honoured to receive this and I don't know why you would think any different. Imagin having a down day, wondering if you feel well enough to concentrate on crafting then walking into your craft space and seeing this beautiful ray of sunshine smiling back at you, it would certainly bring the sunshine back to our life. Thank you for giving one of us the best day ever when we open the padded envelope and smile at the best post ever to come through our post box (apart from when we get our delivery of the newly ordered Sue Wilson dies)
Have a great day Sue, and roll on Friday - woohoo what a fab Easter.
Sending hugs your way xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

Netty The Runner said...

Stunning Sue. I would be happy to receive this card, who wouldn’t, it’s wonderful.
Annette x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love the sun. Could do with some of that today!

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
SIMPLY STUNNING.
Good Luck everyone.
Jan x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A striking design that would be great for anyone who is either off travelling or who lives abroad. X

Liz said...

Oh WOW, what an amazing card, such a striking design.

Liz - Crafty Sunflower xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, this is a super duper give away card Sue, anyone would be honoured to receive one of your originals. It is beautiful.

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

TDQ Karen said...

I do love this skyline and it looks great with the background, wouldn't have thought to combine these images, it looks brilliant x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, this is a beautiful card and anyone would be delighted to receive this.
Marion S x

CraftyCoffey said...

Stunning card, so striking-it’s brilliant.

Michele

Chris Curry said...

A very striking card Sue as you say, and I think with a change of sentiment a perfect birthday card for a man. Thank you, have a good day.xxx

hollyberry said...

Definitely a striking card today and a card suitable for anyone.

rosiejt said...

Really striking and another desirable Wednesday card giveaway.

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

It's a lovely card and any one of your cards is good enough as a give away!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Judith Tucker said...

Very striking.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A great giveaway card.
B xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another great city scene card.
Lydia
X

Suemac said...

A great giveaway card

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Bold and brilliant shapes make a wonderful scene and the double picture framing sets it all off perfectly, a great card and one I'd love to see pop through my letterbox!

Welcome Squdge to the best crafting blog ever...

Izzy

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Using a different choice of sentiment this could be made for almost any occasion.

Teresa

BenteS said...

Gorgeous card today :))
Love the dies you have used.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a striking card and another wonderful idea for men. Who wouldn't want to win this one, it is stunning. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

gwen70 said...

Fabulous card Sue, I love it xx

Mavis L said...


Good morning Sue. Beautiful card. Love to win. Mavis L x

karenlotty said...

It may be a simple card but it fits my bill and is so striking

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue This is a wonderful card who wouldn't love to win this one!I love the skyline die & combined with the gorgeous sunray die it's so effective
Sending good wishes to all

Donita Naylor said...

OK, you just sold me on both of these dies! Like I need any more dies!!! And the April release is coming, as well as your Hochanda appearance.

I'm so happy for Squdge, experiencing all this for the first time.

Welcome to happiness!

Best,

Donita

FoxyG Gilly said...

This is stunning Sue. Love it.

June Horrocks said...

What s beauty sue this card will brighten any day I haven’t got these dies I need them I don’t need an Easter egg if you get my drift !!!!!
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue This is a beautiful card. love Jean Z xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Amazing card this morning , makes me think of New York. I do love the skyline die and enjoy seeing your creations using the die. The Ray of light background die works so well skyline die.
Sending crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great card. I loved your Hochanda show featuring the City Skyline set.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Sue MacFall said...

I really enjoy seeing cards that depict a scene so this really fits the bill. Thank you, Sue

Anne said...

It may be simple, Sue, but it is so effective.

Anne (Northampton)

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Simple but very effective a real statement piece,love it.
Best wishes
Karen M

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

you wrote the card is pretty simple but very striking.
I would say it´s beautiful and very very effective...

Rolf xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A fantastic card today as I love the city skyline I am thinking that these would be lovely framed. Possibly with a pinkish & blue background you could have a set of 3 beautiful frames for a wall. Now you have got me thinking. Yvonne xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Very striking with the sunray as a backdrop to the city scape.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love that card!
Hugs, Rose

Scottydog said...

All your cards are good enough for a Wednesday giveaway, that’s why we all want to be in the draw, this card is no exception, it is a real statement piece, so effective. I would love to win it along with everyone else! Thank you Sue.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Oh wow!! Amazing card with the ‘New York’ die, my favourite, the sunrays are perfect to back it.
Good luck everyone, a prize to treasure.
Hugs
Muriel x

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card today as usual. I've just bought the City scape die and will try emulating this card during the week. A

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card that I think would be great to send to a friend in another city just to say hello. I like Yvonne H's idea of a triptych with different coloured backgrounds. So many of your cards would make beautiful pictures.

Frances

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the design and the dies are amazing. It is brilliant card for a give away. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Carole eaton said...

IDeal card for both genders, my son is going to nyc for his first wedding anniversary, this would be perfect.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog 2016
“WOW” Love Today’s Phenomenal Card, “ALL YOUR CARDS” Are Good Enough
To Have There Day As Wednesday’s Gift Giveaways, I Just Wish You Would
“Part With Some Of Your Remarkable Distressed Cards”
I Feel Like I’ve Won Today’s Card As I've Got Every Component To Make Today’s Card
Although It Wouldn’t Look As Sensational As Yours..........
Well Like Everyone I’m On Countdown To Watching The Best Guest/Designer Plus As
Stephanie Mentioned The Best Cutting Die/Stamps/Embossing Folders Designer
You Also Bring Lots Of Terrific New Products To Us, I Like Everyone Love To Watch
You Where You Share All Your Unique Tips/Techniques, (Without Being Rude To Other
Designers They Do Good Job Then They Have A Design Team Making Cards For Them Where As
When You Are On Our Screens We Know You Have Made Everything Yourself.
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Piercing Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Straw/Custard/Coconut White/Black Gloss Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning Cutting Dies For 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Ray Of Light Die Set” (From The Background Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s City Skyline Circle Die Set” (From The Circle Scenes Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Hello Die Set” (From The Mini Expression Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Stitched Rectangle Die Set” (From The Noble Collection 11 Cutting Dies)
You Began Today’s Card By Cutting “The Ray Of Light Background Die” (From 2016 Festive Collection) From
Straw Yellow Foundation Card Then You Backed In Custard Foundation Card, You Glued The Two Pieces Together
Next You Cut Out “The City Skyline Die” From Black Gloss Foundation Card, You Cut Out The Two Largest City Dies
Layering Them Across The Card.
Sue, You Then Used “The Double Stitched Rectangles Die Set” To Create A Wonderful Multi Layered Frame You Used
Coconut White Foundation Card You Added Mounting Foam To The Back Then Applied This To Your Background,
Sue, Then You Glued Your Card To Your Base Card Which Includes Coconut White Foundation Card With Your
Famous/Signature/Piercing/Also A Thin Black Mat, You Added Mounting Foam To The Back Attaching To Another Piece
Of Coconut White Foundation Card (You Can See It’s Had Mounting Foam Attached From The Superb Still Photographs
As There’s A Shadow Around Your Tremendous Card)
Sue, Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do, You Have Given Me Another Idea Of Which
I Can Use This Remarkable Die Set....
Card Size 7” x 8 1/4 Inches
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, an amazing card. The sunray background is beautiful and the skyline in black looks fabulous. Could almost be a picture.

Barbara V

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, having just experienced a huge downpour complete with hailstones, it was such a pleasure to open your blog to find a lovely sunny card. It really cheers you up. I do love the sunburst. Ironing to do, then crafting. YIPPEE. Good luck for the 'giveaway'. Hugs xx Pauline

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Just a quick post between jobs! Today's card is awesome! I love the background (again lol!), the skyline is beautiful. Who wouldn't be pleased to receive this card? (Or any of your cards).
Hugs x
Heather T

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, this is a great card. Love the background silhouette in this card.
Wendyx

Magic Maggie said...

I love skylines - how do you resist the urge to add tiny aerials (with a fine liner pen) on top of the buildings?

love

Maggie (Yorkite)

Sherry said...

very striking!!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Dramatic card, great dies, I really like the skylines. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Rosemary Stickland said...

Great card, the cityscape die is so versatile.
Rosemary xx

lindyloo12 said...

A great card for a lady or a man!

Viki Banaszak said...

This is a really wonderful card! It reminds me of riding the train in NY. on my way to work.

Eunice said...

Great card Sue, love the cityscape!

dmj said...



What a lovely card, definately worthy of being the
give away card; anyone would be pleased to receive it

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

May be very simple but definitely very effective and stunning.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
You say it is simple but it is a very striking card.
A lovely card for the lucky winner.
Lesley S x

Pawprintx4 said...

I love this die! This is a simple but effective card and I think I will make it in a smaller version to mail. Thank you, Sue. I now have direction.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Very striking card, another Die for my wish list

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

ursula said...

A very effective looking card Sue, apt for many an occasion....love the background colour to it...luv Ursula xx

CCM said...

Love it. Both dies are on my list but soon will be in my hands.This is the plan. Thanks for the chance to win this card. Good luck all.
Hugs from Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, love how you have created the background. it’s perfect for the silhouette

Hugs Brenda xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
This card certainly is striking...just gorgeous!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card for the giveaway today. Love the ray of sunshine Die and the skyline. Thanks for giving us the chance to win it.

freedom99 said...

I have the sunshine die but I really need those city dies as I've several cards in mind that need scenery. Beautiful card as always.

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Great card for any occasion, love the sun rays in the background and the silhouetted city skyline. A great card for any occasion.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

CraftyJo said...

Fabulous!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. This is one of my favourite dies, so, needless to say, I really love this card. Great background too and the colours work so well together.

Lisbeth

Vie Carter said...

Just love this card

Vie
xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card loving the rays of the sun and the wonderful contrast skyline.

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

Ann said...

Good Evening Sue. So sorry my post is late today. It's not been the best of days for me. Brilliant card for the Wednesday give away. My niece would love this it is one of her favourite visions. Someone is going to be very lucky. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful Wednesday give away card Sue. A very lucky winner on Saturday xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card for a Wednesday giveaway it's gorgeous love the colour's
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Jan Sayer said...

Amazing card.
Jan
Northampton

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Utterly breathtakingly striking x
This is an amazing card - love it x
Later than planned - fell asleep during (so unlike me) the 'real full monty'! I knew I was tired but really - if that couldn't grab my attention then nothing could! Lol x
Welcome Squdge 3 - lovely to see new names. This is a wonderful place to be x
Love to everyone specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

This card reminds me of sunrise in New York City. A lovely design and anyone would love to receive this.

Have a great day.

Beverly

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Absolutely stunning Sue x such a striking card x these dies have such an impact x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

SHartl said...

Oh, this card is awesome and those sun rays over the cityscape have such a wonderful modern feel to them. The die cut sentiment and stitched frames are all the embellishment this card needs!
Shartl

Littlelamb said...

Busy day and fell asleep before I could read the comments. Lovely card. Thank you.

Marie P from Longridge said...

Thank you Sue for such a wonderful card. My first thought when I saw it was (Light at the end of the tunnel) It is so very striking and a promise of summer. Thank you also to Sam for your daily comments (which I keep )
I promised my self that I wouldn't buy any more dies but I think I must buy these.

Love to all. Marie P.

kath said...

Sue, I love this card. I would love to be lucky enough to win a Sue original. Your so talented. The sun ray behind the skyline is so striking.

Lots of love
Kath S
xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this an amazing card for give away.
The ray of sunshine die goes so perfectly with the cityscape dies.
Really love this one x

Maria Alder said...

Fantastic card Sue, just like the view of NY.
The ray of sunshine is perfect for it TFS

Hugs Maria x

SHARICA said...

Love this card .. xx

Pam Dwight said...

My granddaughter's husband is American and I would love to send this card on his birthday. I have bought the
Skyline die but really need the background one to compliment it. Have a stencil but not same effect.
Love Pam x