Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Always And Forever

Hi bloggers!  Today's card was a bit of fun for me.  It was a first for me for a few things too.  It was the very first time I used the new Sublime Swirls 3D embossing folder.  I embossed it out of Slate Grey card, then used Silver Dreams Gilding Polish across the top of it.  It was also a first for the flowers.  These flowers are made from Lightweight air dry clay!  The larger one was made by Katherine Sturrock while we were at the trade show in Feb.  She showed me how to do it, then I made the smaller rose using a bit more of the same colour clay!  Aren't they lovely!  I loved the pale peach colour with the slate grey card too!  I seated the flowers with some Oak Swags cut in white and I cut a Family Tree die and then used the tree cut into pieces as accents too.  Next I cut the sentiment out of peach card and glued it into place in the opposite corner from the flowers.  White peach and slate grey mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

As you know I am not really a fan of the darker colours but I have say this card looks absolutely stunning. That embossing folder is gorgeous and the flower goes so well with the grey. It's really lovely.

Have a great day

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

TDQ Karen said...

Wow Sue you are certainly branching out! What a lovely card and the flowers are stunning. The embossing folder gives a brilliant effect

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,
Saw katherine sturrock on hochanda yesterday and she said she was using yr dies, she loved them and they were lovely.
Also loving the card and the flowers, something tells me I'm going to have to have a go, they look so real!

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a fabulous card, love the colour combo, not one you think would work well together but it does. Love the flowers especially in the soft peachy colour, I so want to have a go with the air dry clay and the flower dies, it will just have to wait a while. Kathryn is really creative. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Really lovely card, I agree that they are not colours that you would naturally put together but they work so well and the flowers are gorgeous. I will have to look for Kathryn on Hochanda replay but think that some of your flowers would look fabulous too.
Muriel x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, love the idea of the flowers on this one, would like to see more of this - are you going to introduce it or is it a one off.

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

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the colour combination. The air dry clay flowers are beautiful and always look so realistic.

Karen Drew said...

Great colours. The flowers look amazing
Karen xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, lovely roses.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jacqui O A said...

Gorgeous, great that the flowers were a joint effort. They look great.fab background.

Debra K. said...

Lovely card today! Those flowers are just gorgeous, you should definitely do a video on how to make those. Debra x

Donita Naylor said...

Whoa, peach and gray look fabulous together! And those flowers are lovely. Yours is better, I think.

You just can't beat those 3D embossing folders, can you?

Thank you for this eye treat.

Best to all,


Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I had to look at this card for a few moments because I wasn't sure but it is growing on me. I hope in the future you show us how to achieve those beautiful roses

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card Sue. The colours really compliment each other. Live the flowers, they look real.
Annette x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A fabulous card in a great colour way. I'm not sure that I would be able to part with such stunning flowers though! X

Maria Illsley said...

Love the embossing folder and grey and peach is a wonderful combination xx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy 4th July. Wow, Wow, Wow what a exquisite card. I love the embossing folder & your air dried flowers. It would be ideal for an anniversary card.Yvonne xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. A very different colour combination but it works.
B xx

Kate's Cards said...

Superb and as you say a great colour combo. The flowers are amazing by the way! xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Gorgeous card, love the deep embossing & the colour combination.


Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a stunning card - I love the slate grey with peach, it's one of my favourite colour pairings (and it works beautifully with lemon or pink too)and the deep embossing provides the perfect backdrop to those gorgeous roses and frou-frou trails of foliage - all-in-all a top notch card!

I must check my air dry clay, it's been ages since I played with it, hope it hasn't dried out...


sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the embossing folder and flowers they look amazing, must say im not a fan of dark colours but this is gorgeous and changed my opinion.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Clai01 said...

love the air dry clay flowers esp. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. The embossing folder is gorgeous. The flowers are lovely and such a pretty colour and just lift the grey beautifully.

Barbara V

Jan Sayer said...

A lovely effect from the embossing folder and a gorgeous spray of flowers.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card,love the colour combination & the flowers are stunning,
I once made 100 for a wedding cake in the same colour,(sugar paste) never again!!!!
Happy 4th July
Best wishes
Karen M

Chris Curry said...

What a stunner Sue, great card. Love how the flowers look but can’t start another obsession. LOL. Have a good day. Xxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Beautiful card today Sue,
Love the colour combo.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Sandy G said...

A very pretty card. Love the colours.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love the embossing folder and the flowers are gorgeous, they look real! Love Jean xxx

Anne said...

A beautiful card, Sue. Love the colours.

Anne (Northampton)

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card,the colours work really well together and the flowers are stunning. Not sure my crafty space isn't enough for another type of craft but would like to have a go at making the flowers.
Thanks for sharing,

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Lovely colours on your card today, such richness created by using that embossing folder! A card to treasure.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Suemac said...

Unusual colour combination, love the flowers.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, the roses are gorgeous.

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

OMG, those flowers are AWESOME!!!

Croquet Queen x

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Love the EF. Fab flowers.

gwen70 said...

Stunning card, love the colours, the flowers are amazing

karenlotty said...

Lovely card and I love this unusual colour combination
I used to sugar craft back In the 1980’s and made flowers using fondant icing

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I love the colours you have used and the flowers are so pretty. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue beautiful sample. The background is gorgeous and highlights everything so well. How strange you should mention air dry clay and flowers. I have a few moulds and the little flowers that you can make are absolutely gorgeous so I tried using your dies thinking how fabulous it would be to use clay not only cardstock but I couldn't get the result I hoped for so any tips how to use your dies with the clay would be SO appreciated thank you. Have a lovely day whatever you're up to xxx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue beautiful results the card is stunning the dark embossing and the flower brill
Thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, this card is beautiful , I love Kathryn's demos , I have the clay and dies but I haven't done it yet. love Jean Z xxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, well peach and grey certainly go well together as you show in your lovely card. The clay flowers are great too. I enjoy using clay and watching Katherine and so glad you have used them too. Xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
WOW wha a stunning card this morning. The 3D Embossing folder is stunning and the colour. The grey works beautifully with colours of the flowers, Katherine is so talented. You made a great team for this card.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all..... Wendy

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and Happy 4th. July.
A beautiful card Sue and as others have said before me , the flowers are gorgeous. I almost bought the clay and a mold the other day when they were shown on Hochanda but my PC went off as I had my finger on the button.
I had a packet of air dry clay but it has been around so long it was as hard as a brick.
I really shouldn't start yet another hobby as my craft room is getting too full to move.
I do hope you will do a video for us sometime for the roses.
Marie P.

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous card and really amazing flowers!!!

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. I wish I had seen this card before. It was our 51st anniversary last week and I struggle with anniversary cards for him. This would have been ideal. Absolutely beautiful. I love every thing about it. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Rosie said...

Vow Sue, your card is stunning and you can almost smell those flowers too. They look so realistic....Love Rosie from Chorley..xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely card the EF is fabulous & the colour combinations the flowers are so realistic

ursula said...

Superb card, love the peach and silver, those roses are to die for, so so beautiful, have heard so much about these lightweight clay....mmmmmm maybe....luv Ursula xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is a gorgeous card, and colouring are exquisite.
B E A U T I F U L.


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Beautiful colours and flowers and I especially love the 3D embossed background.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is so gorgeous - loving the background, the colours and the roses. Katherine is another talented lady and these roses made by you both look so realistic. Sending best wishes

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, happy 4th July to you and all our American friends. Just beautiful is all I want to say about this card, I love it. The colours are ones I use quite a lot and just like Izzy I find that lemon & pink go well also. I would love to try the clay flowers but as I have to post most of my cards I would hate to think of my hard work getting squashed by the sorting machines and I don't think I dare to introduce another craft or we would have to move house!
Hope everyone has a lovely day.


hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Oh my gosh, I absolutely love this card, The flowers are so beautiful and such a lovely delicate colour they sit beautifully on the embossing folder, the sentiment is one I really will have to get. Thank you for bringing this beautiful inspiration into my day. Hugs Brenda XXX

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Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Stunning is the word for this card ! Love the EF and the roses
are just amazing, they look so real.
Happy 4th of July to you and all our American friends.
My post this morning was not just bills but also the Christmas Bell !
Thank you sooo much Sue. Will have a play with it later :>)

Maria x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x I love the embossing folder and the 3d effect is amazing in 'real life' x The flowers are so pretty , great teamwork x
I just arrived home from work to find Eve waiting on my doormat x thankyou so much Sue , she is gorgeous and will be very well looked after x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Absolutely love this

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

I would love to see a tutorial on the flowers... please! Very nice card.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the background, and the Roses look real, perhaps you could do a video on how to make them?
Margaret x

CraftyJo said...

Really like that embossing folder :)

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card, love the colours and the air dried clay flowers. The embossing folder looks fab too. Happy 4th July to you and any American Wilsonettes.

Love Helen xxx

BenteS said...

Love your card today, it has such an elegant touch - and the roses are wonderful :))

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely card design. Lovely embossing folder leaving a deep emboss. I have not seen anything made with lightweight air dry clay before now. Your roses are lovely. Clasic gray, peach and white are always a delightful color combination. Happy 4th of July!


Wow! Such a luxurious looking card. Gorgeous. Got my 'Prize die' in the post this morning. Thank you so much. It's smaller than I thought so is ABSOLUTELY beyond ideal as this year my cards are all going to be smaller ones. Can't wait to get started. Thanks Sue xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Happy 4th of July to you and all our American friends. Beautiful card and I love the slate gray and peach together

Love and hugs to everyone

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
🥇For Your Outstanding 2016 Blog/🥇For Your 2017 Fabulous Cutting Dies
I Love The Flowers But It’s Not A Craft I Wish To Get Into, I’d Rather Use Your Fabulous Flower Dies Plus
I Can’t Afford To Get Into Another Craft Lol!
On My Cards............
Famous Products Used In Today’s card:-
“Creative Expression Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Slate Grey/Peach/Coconut White Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Sublime Swirls 3D Embossing Folder”
“Creative Expression Silver Dream Gilding Polish”
“Lightweight Air Dry Clay”
Sue Wilson’s Famous Cutting Dies:-
“Sue Wilson’s Oak Swags Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Family Tree Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 11 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Wedded Bliss Die Set”(From The Frames/Tags Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Began Today’s Spectacular Card By Using Your New Sublime Swirls 3D Embossing Folder
With A Piece Of Stupendous Slate Grey Foundation Card (Just Perfect) Then You Went Across The Top
With Silver Dream Gilding Polish (As You Mentioned It Was a First For The Flowers Which Are MadeFrom
Lightweight Air Dry Clay In An Exceptional Soft Peach Colour Palette The Larger Flower Made By K.Sturrock, But
Of Course You Made The Smaller Flower Which Is Exceptional, You Placed Your Flowers With Some “OAK SWAGS DIE SET’
Cut Out Of Coconut White Foundation Card Then You Cut Out Parts From “THE FAMILY TREE DIE SET”
Using The Tree Cut Into Pieces As Accents.
Sue, Then You Cut The Sentiment Out Of Peach Foundation Card The Die Comes From “THE WEDDED BLISS DIE SET”
You Glued This Into The Opposite Corner to the Flowers, You Then Added This To Your Base Card Which Includes
Mounting Foam Coconut White/Peach/Slate Grey Foundation Card Which Also Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Su, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Rich Opulent Card Plus All The Great Photography Shots Also The Great
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather Not Forgetting Sam & Family
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love everything about this card - beautiful colour combo and the composition is fab. A great wedding, engagement, congrats type card. Just gorgeous

Pawprintx4 said...

Gorgeous card and I think paper flowers could be substituted for the clay. The colors make this card. I love gray as a neutral. I also love the flourishes. I am cutting oak swags this afternoon for a project. I have the EF but have only used with mirror card to date....thank you for the inspiration.
Happy Fourth to all who it applies,
Stephanie K

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, Happy 4th of July.

Love this card and although it is not quite your usual style I have not doubt it is one of yours by the matting and layering and the piercing. Love the flowers. I know these were being demoed at Ally Pally but I never got to see them unfortunately.


Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Slate gray and Peach, what a lovely colour combination!
I love your card, especially the 3d EF, it looks so good!
Your card is beautiful!
Lesley S x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful card. I love the folder and your roses. I agree with you about the colour combination, just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Tressa said...

Gorgeous card. Love the flowers. Kathryn makes putting them together so easy.... I am not so sure mine would look like what they are supposed to be if I were to try it.


Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
The Embossing folder is amazing, such depth and the flowers are so pretty.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card! It’s beautiful !!! It just goes to show that no matter how experienced & talented you can still learn new things & use new materials!....although I’m sure there’s not many things you haven’t tried & mastered!
Much love

Pauline Austen said...

Absolutely stunning Sue. The embossing folder looks great adorned with the silver gilding polish. As for your peachy roses, they look almost real. A really beautiful card. I need that sentiment too. Hugs xx Pauline

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Viki Banaszak said...

This is gorgeous! I love the flowers! They look so soft and real.

CCM said...

Elegant card, different and beautiful flowers, lovely EF. Love the pale peach color but the grey background is too dark for me.

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

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A simply stunning card today. Love the embossing folder.

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
The roses are spectacular. Katherine makes flower making look so easy, but I'm sure it isn't.
Best wishes

Dawn Holben said...

OH WOW Sue those colours look stunning together, your flowers are stunning and i really like the embossing detail making one gorgeous and fab card x

Nana on the Hill said...

Beautiful card Sue, l love doing these roses, l find it quite calming making them but mine are quite diddy compared to your magnificent beauty x

sued99 said...

A truly stunning card. X

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I absolutely adore this card, everything about it !! The embossing folder is gorgeous and such a deep embossing, and the clay roses are stunning, I too love the peach and grey colourway.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Happy Independence Day! At first look, I wasn’t sure about the use of grey for the background but it grew on me. The 3D embossing folder is so gorgeous and the flowers a lovely colour which really pop out. All in all a beautiful card!
Doreen R

sheilabarnacle0610@gmail .com said...

This is an absolutely beautiful card. The flowers are stunning.

Lynda's craft's said...

WOW SUE STUNNING card love the 3D embossing folder on the slate grey.
Oh my your roses are just gorgeous in the lovely peach colour.
Love all the foliage. Love love love it all.
Love Lynda xx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Something different....I am always willing to try and I love this card. the beautiful roses, and I also love the texture of the roses too. You are not keeping them a secret on how to make them, hopefully you will reveal all in the future.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
This is a stunning card.
I was given some air dry clay ages ago and it is still in the packet. Those flowers are beautiful. The colours you have used are gorgeous x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Beautiful card, love your flowers! Xx

Latenight SandyH said...

Amazing card. The 3D embossing folder is gorgeous and the flowers are beautiful. Love the peach colour.
Take care everyone.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow simply stunning and gorgeous card Sue, love it. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

dj from kettering said...

How come I forgot to look yesterday!! This is
a gorgeous card, the colours are great, too,

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
I love the embossed background.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Laura O' Connor said...

beautiful card Sue,the embossed background is fantastic and the colours are great too ,Laura O Springfield

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card using my favourite 3D embossing folder!
Hugs x
Heather T

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stitchingranny said...

Absolutely stunning - what an unusual combination of colours but I think peach and grey have just become my must have go together colours

Hugs Helen xx

DeCor said...

Gorgeous! Love this embossing folder. So opulent.