Monday, 16 July 2018


Hi crafters!  The City Skyline Circle scene hasn't made an appearance in awhile so I thought I would share this card today.  I started with the Sunrise mask on a piece of coconut white card.  I used Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks through the mask.  Next I used the circle and cut the shape out of the bottom of the card (actually placing the circle past the lower edge of the card).  Next I cut the cityscape out of black gloss card and glued it into place to complete the circle.  I raised it for dimension and attached it back into place after adding it to a slightly longer piece of coconut white card.  I  added the Congratulations mini expression to the bottom edge.  White and black mats completed the card.  The finished dimensions are 5 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous card, so warm and perfect for Summer :)

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, another awesome creation with this die set, love the way the circle hangs off the bottom. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Chris Curry said...

A great card for someone moving abroad, or to a new city, with a promotion. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. I never get fed up of seeing your silhouette skyline samples. No bling, no flowers or bows just plain simple and effective. I say more of these silhouette dies please Sue any subject as they always give that classie upmarket look, and the background - magnificent. Sending hugs for the day xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card this morning. Love the brightness.

Barbara V

Jacqui O A said...

Fab card Sue.

Kitty Davies said...

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

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the colours of the sun and the contrast of the skyline.

Jan.moogie said...

Love this card Sue so warm and wow in your face. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Debra K. said...

Great card! Lovely ink blending. Debra x

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx hazel

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card
Karen xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful, bright and cheerful card to start the week with. X

TDQ Karen said...

Love this effect and the city scape is always a winner

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

What a bright and happy card to start the day! Very lovely.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Donita Naylor said...

Such a dramatic card! Thanks for the color names.

Great tip about completing the circle below the rising sun. Or, I guess for a retirement, the setting sun.

I might try this stencil behind the radiating rays of the Natalie second-to-smallest decorative die, then cut a swing card with the slightly bigger label. Who knows, it just might work.

Enjoy your entrance to the regular work week.


CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card, very striking.


June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful creation for us today, you can just feel the rays of the sun spreading out over the horizon, amazing.

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

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
One of the best city skyline samples you have done, and you have done lots of fabulous ones. The rising sun over the city looks so good, have to try this - reminds me of this time last year getting ready for the trip to New York then California, now I wish we had left it for another year and were looking forward to it, it was so amazing. Oh well, one day who knows ?
Muriel x

karenlotty said...

Lovely card and actually I would never have thought to use Congratulations with the City scape die It works so well
I really must play with masks more

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card.
B xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Really stunning card so dramatic. Enjoy your day.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Wow - stunning x
Apologies for lack of comments over weekend, been manic x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such an amazing effect, so striking against the black. Love it. Sending best wishes

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely city silhouette Sue. My niece would adore this. She loves anything New York. And its her Graduation Day on Wednesday so the sentiment would suit too. We have been invited to go along and see her graduate. Such an honour for us. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Marie P. from Longridge. said...

Good morning Sue and all.
I love this card and will definitely have a use for it this coming August when my Grandson has his 2nd. wedding anniversary and he went to New York for his stag night. Nice to know what you are buying a die for rather than just buying because you are hooked eh?
You never fail to come up with special cards and YOU are such a special person.
Have a good week.
Marie P.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all
WOW card this morning . I love this design and effect you can create from the City sky line , it brings me happy memories from New York.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Clai01 said...

Lovely card. x

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very striking. Love it.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great card.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love this card, so much so that when I first saw it I had to get the die. I did get the background wrong though as I also got the starburst die as I didn't realise you had done it using a mask.


Anne said...

What a fabulous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

The City Skyline die and black gloss card were just made for each other and I love the sunrays, so effective and uplifting...


Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely! Appropriate rays of sun to compliment the wall to wall sunshine we are experiencing.
Doreen R

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

love this beautiful card because of the skyline and the sunbeams.

Rolf xxx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today with your beautiful skyline against a stunning background.Yvonne xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is certainly striking and different

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x the cityscape silhouette looks wonderful with the rays x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card . love Jean Z xxxx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, quite a dramatic start to the week. Such a great city scape. Hugs Pauline xx

sued99 said...

A glorious card. X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
The sunrise mask makes the perfect background for your city skyline, stunning

Love and hugs to everyone

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
it's such a glorious card (And I wrote that without reading the comment for sued99).
So much that I bought the mask (very difficult to get, as sold out in many places)


cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card! It's so effective that mask is a must have!
Hugs x
Heather T

BenteS said...

Great card!
Love the way you have created the background :))

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue,a lovely card. Beautiful sun rays behind the black city scap skyline.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
🥇For Your Outstanding 2016 Blog/🥇For Your Tremendous 2017 Cutting Dies
Superb Card I’m Very Lucky I Purchased The Cutting Dies Plus The Outstanding Mask
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card
“Creative Expression Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Black Gloss Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Sunrise Mask”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Fossilized Amber/Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card
“Sue Wilson’s City Skyline Die Set”. (From The Circle Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Congratulations Dieset” (From The Mini Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die)
Sue, You Began Today’s Card By Using The Fabulous “SUNRISE MASK” (It Could Be Used As Nightfall With Different
Colours) You Used A Piece Of Coconut White Foundation Card Then Applied Fossilized Amber/Spiced Marmalade
Distress Oxide Inks, Through The Mask Until You Achieved The Colour You Required.....
Next You Used “THE CIRCLE DIE” Cut The Shape Out Of The Bottom Of The Card
Then You Cut “THE CITYSCAPE DIE SET” Out Of Black Gloss Foundation Card, You Raised It For Dimension
By Using Mounting Foam, Then You Attached It Back Into Place After Adding A Slightly Larger Piece Of Coconut White
Foundation Card...........
Bottom Edge You Placed Mounting Foam On The Back Then Placed On Your Background With Black/White
Mat/Layer Which Also Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather Also Sam & Family
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

ursula said...

Beautiful card the background and the silhouette buildings....luv Ursula xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, lovely card, I have the city skyline dies but not the mask, think I need to get it! Love Jean xxx

Marion Scott said...

Good afternoon Sue,

Fabulous card. Just returned from holiday and will have to catch up on all your posts and your television shows that I had set to record while I was away.

Marion S x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is a brilliant card and I especially like the way you have dropped the circle rather than just replace it.


carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, this is a great vibrant card. Really stands out. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Karen Hasheck said...

I love this card! I have the die and can't wait to design with it! I have a request- could you add links to your blog posts? I would love to just click to see and purchase the items? Of course I suppose the links might go to UK websites? Is there one place in the USA I can buy most or all of the products you show here?

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a wonderful way to start the week with the beautiful sun rising over the city. It always reminds me of my many trips to New York City and the Empire State Building. I love the layout on this card, its just so warm and inviting.

Have a wonderful day.


Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue love the bright colours. Laura O Springfield

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A great card which could be used for all kinds of occasions, love the way that you have used the mask in the background and the black gloss card works so well.
Thanks for sharing,

Eunice said...

Not really a fan , but this is okay.

CCM said...

Bright and cheerful; a perfect card for a Monday.Love it.

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

Welsh Dors said...

Really striking card. Ideal for many occasions.

CraftyJo said...


Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Fabulous card the sunrise is amazing!

Tressa said...

Bright, cheerful card.


Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, Great card. This card would be brilliant for so many occasions. Hugs Brenda xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card with the sun rays and the silhouetted city skyline, it makes a great card.
Di B.,

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you. Must look out for this stencil/mask.