Saturday, 21 July 2018

Monochromatic Framed Card

Hi bloggers!  I just love the look of cream (milk card) and black together, it is just so elegant looking! Today's card is an easy layer up and framed card, but it really looks lovely!

The winner of the card giveaway is:

Sam Smithard!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card!

Just a quick reminder that I will be doing the One Day Special on Hochanda starting tonight at 6pm and then again at 8pm.  It is more of my Christmas die release!

The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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hazel young said...

Lovely monochrome card Sue x xhazel

stitchingranny said...

Good morning everyone looks like it's going to be another hot day here in the UK.
What a stunning card today. I too love the milk and black combo but this would look stunning in almost any colour

Hugs Helen xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Really elegant card I love the combination of dies you've used I'm afraid sadly I will miss your shows as we're away at the moment so I'll hope to find them on rewind when we get home
Congratulations to Sam

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Great card. Good luck for shows. Fab demos as always I expect.

Unknown said...

Good Morning Sue

This is a beautiful card. i love the edges so pretty.

Big Congratulations to Sam enjoy your beautiful gift.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Firstly I have to say how delighted I am to read that our Sam has the honour of receiving your Giveaway card from Wednesday it couldn't go to a more deserving blog friend, well done love enjoy the masterpiece every day ☺

Milk is one of my most favourite and used card and I hope it's never discontinued and I love toning it in with the real dark colours like you've done here and along with the dark cocoa midnight blue etc, it really helps bring some serenity to any card we make but the dark cards bring out the intricate patterns and delicate swirls of the dies when shadowed. I love this sample so much to see without sending your eye's crazy lol then it's all calmed down with your ivy corners, beautiful and I'm looking forward to watching your tutorial a little later. Have an enjoyable day Sue and thanks for this delightful inspiration xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. The ivy garden corners look great on the frame.
Looking forward to your shows.
Congrats to Sam.
B xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful card, love the monochromatic look, so elegant. Off to watch the video.
Congratulations to Sam on winning the card, enjoy.
Thanks for sharing,

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue,

Such a beautiful card, really elegant. Looking forward to your shows tonight and tomorrow.

Many congratulations to Sam, enjoy your beautiful gift.

Marion S x

Jacqui O A said...

Congrats Sam on winning. Another great card Sue.

TDQ Karen said...

You are right a great combination.Congratulations Sam

Unknown said...

Wonderful monochromatic card! Love the card design with the ivy corners softening the frame. Debra x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card this morning. Love a black and white card.

Barbara V said...

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

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card. Congratulations to Sam on winning your card! Love Jean xxx

Chris Curry said...

What a brilliant card Sue. It’s elegant, refined and special. Thank you, looking forward to your shows tonight. Xxx

Unknown said...

Hi sue,

Firstly well done to the winner, and wow what a stunning card sue I love it! Really can't wait to see you on Hochanda later today, bought the ODS of yrs last time, I can see I'll be buying more today as well! Looking forward to yr fantastic demos as well!

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Beautiful card this morning , monochrome always looks so elegant on cards. Its always a pleasure to see how all the does work together. Thank you for doing the video.
Congratulations to Sam.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.. Wendy

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with monochrome which I always think looks very elegant. Congratulations Sam. Yvonne xx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful monochromatic card today love the dies used in this it makes it look very elegant and with the ivy corner dies they just soften it.

Congratulations Sam on winning enjoy and treasure it xx

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care
Hunnymummy from MK

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, love how you've done the corner's on this striking card. Enjoy your shows later.
Congratulations to Sam on winning the card. Xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Elegance comes to mind when I saw this card.Looking forward to seeing you on hochanda tonight.
Congratulations Sam

CraftyCoffey said...

Stunning card, so classy & elegant.

Congrats to the winner-well done Sam.


Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A striking and elegant monochrome card. Looking forward to watching the video tutorial. Congratulations to Sam.x

Anne said...

A lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Another lovely card this morning and another easy to watch video. I could sit here all day just watching how easy you make these beautiful cards look. And you never seem to make a mess. When I make one I have stuff all over the place. I have tried to keep tidy but oh no...... it just doesn't work. I love watching you work.
Congratulations Sam on your lovely gift.... something we all know you will treasure.
Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

ahappycrafter50 said...

This is lovely Sue. I’m sure your shows will be very successful as ever, you’ll provide us with great ideas.

Suemac said...

Stunning card

Congratulations to Sam.

cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue,

Such a pretty card this morning, not really a fan of monochromatic cards but this one ticks my boxes for elegance.
looking forward to tonight's shows.

Congratulations Sam, I was so thrilled to see your name as the winner. I know yo will treasure your prize for many years to come.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love it xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card! I love the monochromatic combination but I bet it would look just as pretty in any colour. I will watch the video later thanks for sharing. Looking forward to watching your shows I will have to record tonight's though because I'm working.
Congratulations Sam!
Hugs x
Heather T

Scottydog said...

I love monochrome cards & this one is no exception. Black & white/milk always looks elegant. I expect this would also look lovely in navy & white. Looking forward to your shows on HOCHANDA Slue.

Congratulations Sam, what a treasure.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Always love your monochrme cards and this one is no exception, so striking and those corners from the Ivy Garden set frame the design beautifully.

Congratulations to our Sam on winning the gorgeous Giveaway card...


margaret driscoll said...

Morning Sue!
Congrats to Sam!
Pretty card!
Love Marg

scrAPpamondo said...

Really an elegant combo!! Fabulous card!

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
How lovely to get a video using the die that I won from you a while ago. I will certainly be using this tutorial and thank you in advance of my efforts. I love the way you have presented her.
Congratulations Sam. The prize could not be going to a more deserving person.
Happy weekend to everyone.
Marie P.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant in the milk and black. Lovely ivy corners to the frame. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Unknown said...

What's amazing about this card is how it looks like Bella has another layer we didn't know about, but it's the octagon you cut into the base behind her. I just love how Bella looks when her swirls are offset in the shadow color. I just love Bella.

Hooray for Sam Smithard! I'm so happy you're the winner! The selecting hat must have enjoyed picking Sam.

After watching Julia on rewind, I don't have any money left, but that's okay because I've already bought practically the whole festive release. After feeling smug for only pre-ordering a few. This year, no batch cards. Everyone's getting something different. Knowing me, they'll all be boughten cards because I'll have run out of time. I know, start now. But I can't, I still owe my Dad His Belated Father's Day card.

If only Sue could see us and we could all see each other as we watch together on Hochanda.

Maybe we could IM each other. Wish I knew how to set up an IM group.


karenlotty said...

A very elegant card SUE
I don’t think I’ve ever put milk card together with Black It looks beautiful

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really exquisite card, love the elegance of a monochrome colour combo. Well done Sam. Looking forward to the shows. Well done Sam. Bx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Another tempter with the octagons, great looking card, love the black and white too.
Can't wait to get on to rewind and see all of these demonstrations and the video from todays card as well.
Congratulations to Sam on winning Sue's beautiful card
Muriel x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card, love the way you have framed the focal point.
Well done to Sam.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card Sue x I love the milk card , it just seems to match anything x The bella looks beautiful how you used her and the black really makes the whole card pop x Really excited to watch your shows xxx
Congratulations to Sam xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

hollyberry said...

Love monochrome cards,so very elegant.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, elegant, classy and gorgeous, I love this card. Will watch the video later on the PC. Looking forward to watching you tonight and to getting some badly needed inspiration.

Sam - congratulations on being Wednesday's winner, well deserved. Enjoy looking at your beautiful gift.
PP - Happy Birthday!


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card and the colours so beautiful. love Jean Z xxxx

Stella Munn said...

Stunning card. Thanks Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

A wonderful card today so elegant. I may have a crafting day today need to think about Christmas cards and do need to do some others for my stock.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful elegant card and a great video, looking forward to all your shows as well.

Sam congratulations on winning the beautiful card from Wednesday xx

Love and hugs to everyone

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Stunning. Can't go wrong with monochrome. This is a gorgeous card x
Going to have to watch your shows on rewind as I will be too busy partying to watch you live x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Laura O said...

Well done sam great card today sue.. Laura O Springfield

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I have to agree that cream and black do make a very classy creation. Looking forward to seeing you on TV again. I already have most of the dies so I can't wait to see what you have made with them.


sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. The two colours go so well together. X

Tressa said...

I do like this colour combination. So elegant.


Alison D said...

Hi Sue, love this card. There's always something special about monochrome cards I think. My recorder is all set for the ODS,has been for a couple of days. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

CraftyJo said...

It's lovely ::)

Nana on the Hill said...

Congratulations Sam, another lovely card Sue, & l will be watching your shows can't wait to see what you've got for us x

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
🥇For Your 2016 Outstanding Blog/🥇For Your Tremendous 2017 Cutting Dies
Many Thanks To All The Tremendous Blog Members That Has Congratulated Me It Means
So Much To Me!!!!!
I Love Today’s Card With The Multi Layered Frame Also The Ivy Garden Corners, I Love All The Exceptional
Dies Used, Plus The Outstanding Colour Palette..................
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Milk/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression A4 Self Adhesive Sheet”
“Creative Expression 3mm/5mm Self Adhesive Flat Backed Pearls”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Sophia Die Set”. (From The Frames/Tags Collection 6 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Bella Die Set”. (From The Frames/Tags Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Lavish Accented Octagon Die Set”. (From Noble Collection 10 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Ivy Garden Background Die Set”. (From The Background Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Pierced Square Die Set”. (From The Noble Collection Set A 10 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Pierced Square Die Set. (From The Noble Collection Set B 10 Cutting Dies)
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card Also For The Fabulous Video Tutorial Which Like
All Of Your Videos They Are Extremely Informative Great Breakdown......................
Sue, I Feel So Honoured/Extremely Lucky To Have Won The Wednesday Gift Card Thank You So Very Much....
Sue, Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather Plus Sam & Family
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
I’m So Looking Forward To Watching You On Hochanda This Weekend Watching All The Tremendous Demos
& You Sharing All Your Tips/Techniques............................

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Congratulations to Sam, enjoy your 'Sue original'.
A gorgeous card, Sue, I'm looking forward to watching you on Hochanda and all your fabulous demo's.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your ivy corners are perfect for this lovely card - just the right embellishment. Great and helpful video. Thank youi for sharing.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card. Can't beat monochrome and some of the best dies. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Sam Smithard.

Best wishes

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Congratulations to Sam - a very deserving winner - enjoy and treasure your cardXx
Today's card is gorgeous. Looking forward to the shows.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another beautiful post, some of my favourite are monochromatic....Congrats to Sam and looking forward to your shows this evening and into tomorrow.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
that is so, so elegant - I adore it.

Congrats to Sam and looking forward to your shows Sue - I'll even go to bed early...

Hugs, Rose

sandieann21 said...

Love this combo. Just spent a day at a class using your deer from last year. Fab cards

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is gorgeous and very elegant. I love the colour combo. x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card today so elegant a real masterpiece
Love Lynda xx

Net said...

Wow Sue your ideas are endless - and always so pretty. I love watching you demonstrate, you explain so clearly.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love it. Love the black/white it is a very elegant card. Beautiful dies.
Di B.x

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. Haven’t watched the video yet but did manage to watch the show at 6pm. Will watch 8pm later. Must say I loved the top you were wearing. Just my kind of thing.

Kirstie Black said...

Just catching up and watching you on Hochanda - absolutely great. Engineergirl x

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Lovely to see you on Hochanda again with more shows tomorrow. Lots of inspiration.
Congratulations to Sam on winning Wednesdays beautiful giveaway. Xx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Elegance abounds in your choice of colors and the way that you have used your dies. Everything looks as though it was made to go together.

Congratulations to Sam for being the card winner.


Jan.moogie said...

stunning simply stunning and you spoil us with a video, thanks Sue. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

ursula said...

This is just so beautiful Sue...your video is so informative, a must try make...luv Ursula xx

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card. As always your video is great - thank you.
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners.
Hugs Brenda xxx

DeCor said...

Love the dramatic feel of this cArd.