Monday, 23 July 2018

Thank You

Hi there my crafty friends!  Here's one for you if you need a really quick card!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and embossed it with the Sublime Swirls 3D embossing folder.  I used Enchanted Gold Gilding Polish lightly over the top to give the embossing a sheen.  I cut the Sophia die in Antique Gold card and then shadowed it with one cut in black.  Next I cut the Bella die in black and layered it on top. I made a frame using the Double Stitched Noble Octagons in white.  I cut a backing for it with a sticky adhesive sheet attached.  I added it to the frame leaving the sticky adhesive area open.  I added the Thank You Mini Expression cut in gold and black to the centre, then filled in with Iced Snow and mounted it in the centre of the card.  I cut two Passion Flowers cut in white with gold polish on the edges.  I seated them on a white satin ribbon bow and added small pearls to the centres.  The card was completed with white, gold and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x








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79 comments:

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,I love the effect that the gilding polish gives on the embossing.

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, loved your shows over the weekend too.

Marion S x

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Brilliant idea. We are always ready for quick card inspiration from you. Thankfully we can use the majority of your dies for this which is such a help. Today's sample shows us that a quick card can be just as impressive as a card that's taken most of our day. Rest day here so I can catch up on your shows I missed yesterday and I'm so looking forward to it. And it's so lovely to see samples by Beverley and that her talent isn't limited to the fb group - it shows that nagging does work sometimes lol.
Hope you manage some rest today, have a good one xxx

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Stunning card, and I agree to as the gilding polish really does the card justice stunning!

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
Thank you Sue for all the great shows yesterday.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a very elegant card, love the subtle sheen from the gilding polish. The shows were brilliant, great demos. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card this morning.

Barbara V

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card this morning , the gilding polish works so beautifully on the design of card. The embossed 3D background works so well with the Sophia die.
Love your shows yesterday and great Demos.
Wendy

Debra K. said...

Great card! I think this card is one better in the flesh so to speak with the gilding polish. Debra x

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Another lovely card and I like the way you used the Gilding polish on the flower edges.
Enjoyed your shows on Hochanda this weekend, one hour is not enough for all your fans...Maybe two hours next time?


Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Chris Curry said...

A lovely and elegant card Sue, thank you. Have a good day. Xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card today to share with us all, I always struggle with adding the shine to embossed card, I must persevere..... I will crack it at some stage.

Thank you xx

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

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with a fabulous background!x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Who would think at first look that this is a quick card and yes, can be done with many of your oh so versatile dies. The gilding polish looks fabulous on both the 3D background and the flowers.
Have so far watched your first Hochanda show on replay, I just wish there was a way to record as so much information, really loved both cards - lots of inspiration.
hugs
Muriel x

Donita Naylor said...

Wooo! Bella gets a little risque, cut in black! Her big sister Sophia, however, is keeping an eye on her. On a bed of polished Sublime Swirls, and with the Passion Flowers polished, dripping in pearls and enhanced by a bow, it seems to be going to or just returned from a wedding. Not being a member of the Octagon Nation, I would try the center part with the Hexies I do have.

Sunday's card was aptly named Miss You. You sure did. I don't know how I managed to not see Sunday's card, unless I was busy watching you inspire and delight us with so many samples on Hochanda.

Congratulations to Bev and Paul, for having their samples on TV with you, and to Sam Smithard and the comment game winners.

I must say that I really enjoyed Matt on the 9 a.m. show, making the sweetest little noise when you rouged the cheeks of your snowman and pretending he couldn't bear to look when you amputated poor Frosty's lower sphere. But it was hilarious when he mimed your commentary about whether to put snowmen's arms up or down. He acted out some Snowman expressions that went with his own arms up or down, then he got creative and alternated one up and one down. It was hilarious. I dont know if you even saw. You were busy showing us the clever way you glued the arms on, by putting the arms on your craft sheet, dabbing on some glue, then lowering the snowman onto them. I also liked how you applied glue to all three buttons still in the die, placed the die exacyly where you wanted the buttons, then pokey-tool-popped them out, perfectly lined up and already glued down.

Also Lisa's holographic glitter bits made a believer out of me for night skies, but not before the supplies were gone. And I loved the crystal colors encapsulating glitterbitz.

And gold leaf behind the mosaic frame.

I know I'll feel better when we hear from Carmen.

Thank you for an inspiring, entertaining weekend.

Best,
Donita








Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue fabulous quick card the gilding polish looks great on the EF &the dies are so pretty

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, gorgeous embossing folder.
Great shows. My recorder refused to record, so I’m having to use Rewind to catch up with your shows - but fortunately my new early birthday present iPad is up to the job as we are off to North Devon for a few days.
B xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
What an elegant card. The embossing folder looks stunning with the gilding polish on. I really enjoyed your shows more great inspiration thank you.
With Best Wishes
Elaine Ann

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card, really stunning.

Michele

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely cardxx

Jan Sayer said...

A lovely card - we all need quick ones! Enjoyed what I saw of your shows.
Jan
Northampton

Rita said...

Beautiful and Elegant. I love that embossing folder and use it on lots of my cards. Have a Good Day Sue. Hugs Rita xxxx

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love the EF. It's a fave!

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x The polish looks gorgeous on the embossing folder and flowers x I thoroughly enjoyed your shows and learnt loads x thankyou so much for all your inspiration x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a very stylish card, love the dies you have used. Great shows, thank you for all your wonderful ideas. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Anne said...

Lovely card, Sue. I haven't seen any of your shows yet so looking forward to watching them.

Anne (Northampton)

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Monday morning Sue.
Thank you so much for the great weekend where I managed to watch most of your shows on my trusty PC.
Today's card is fabulous and I will certainly give it a go using my Bella die that I won a while ago.
You worked so hard over the weekend and I hope you will allow yourself a little rest today.
Love to all.
Marie P.

Clai01 said...

Loved the Hochanda shows and looking forward to the Creative Expressions take over weekend! x

stitchingranny said...

Very pretty card Sue

Hugs Helen xx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card SUE
I don’t have that EF or die set but I do have the mini expressions die! One out of three ain’t bad! So maybe I can have a go with different EF and mandala dies ...

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I love quick cards...... and this one is no exception.....and I seem to be needing them more and more..... it's getting so there are not enough hours in a day. It's a really lovely card Sue. And it looks like you have spent hours on it. I have never tried the gliding polishes..... I ought to give them a go....I usually lightly dust over the top with a smoothie and an ink or chalk pad just to highlight it... but the polish seems to leave a pearlised finish. Hmmm I feel ANOTHER investment coming on. Thankyou Sue for your brilliant ideas, contribution and dedication to this fabulous blog. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

carol edwards said...

Lovely card today and a quick one too. Need to do catch up to watch your shows as didn't get chance to watch you live. Xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

A really sumptuous card today with that lovely embossing folder and don't the two girls, Bella and Sophia, work well together, especially when cut in gold and black...

Izzy

lydia jordan said...


Morning Sue,
Pretty card, love the embossing folder.
Lydia
X

BenteS said...

Beautiful card!
Love the effect of your wonderful 3D embossing folders :))

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant card & one that can be used for many occasions. We all need a quick card at some time but although you say a quick card it is stunning . Yvonne xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

elegant, beautiful and stunning…

Rolf xxx

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue I always love a quick card and one of yours is a bonus no dissapointments
Thank you
Love June Horrocks xxxxx

Tressa said...

Nice simple card.

Teresa

Anonymous said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card I must get my gilding polishes out again they have taken a back seat lately, still Christmas is coming and they sneek onto my craft desk then!

Heather R Oxfordshire

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xxx

Kate's Cards said...

A great card and certainly wouldn't look like a quick card to the recipient! Xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful card, with the centrepiece showing how they all work together.
Hugs, Rose

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Might be a quick card but nonetheless it's beautiful and Sophia and Bella work well together. Thank you for the tip about misting the top of the gilding polishs and texture pastes before putting the lids back on so that they don't dry out. Loved all your shows, just wish you were on more often

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

sued99 said...

A beautiful card. X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the embossing folder. Great shows over the weekend, it was lovely seeing you on our screens again, you are not on enough! Love Jean xxx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, you must have been exhausted after demoing over the weekend, but we all enjoyed watching and learning from you, so thank you.
The 3d EF are sumptuous and I bought some gilding polish a couple of weeks ago but haven't used them yet so here goes.
Black and gold always does it for me. Makes even the simplest of cards look regal. Hugs xx Pauline

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Elegant with the beautiful 3D embossed background. Lovely colours with the added shine of gilding wax.

Heather Rogers said...

Good Late Morning Sue

What a set off stunning shows and presentations. You were outstanding as usual.

Today's card shows just how the different dies work so well together.

Lovely!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Sue MacFall said...

How lovely this is - may seem simple but it is really elegant.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely elegant and timeless card. Love gilding polish although I only have Enchanted Gold at the moment it is so much easier to use than the gilding wax but I do have a lot of those to use up before I dare buy any more polish. Enjoyed all of your shows and am going to re-watch your demo's today as it is drizzly outside and I don't feel like gardening.

Yorkie Girl - good to see you back :-)

Frances

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful and elegant Sue

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A really pretty card, I adore the 3D embossing folder, and I adore the effect of the gilding polish over the top, and the beautiful die-cuts complete this card beautifully.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pawprintx4 said...

This is such a nice, simple yet effective card. Can't go wrong with that beautiful 3D embossing folder.
Loved all your demos. You always make beautiful creations look doable.
Thank you!
Stephanie K
SC/USA

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the die and I love the Embossing folder.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care
Love
Hunnymummy from MK
xxx

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. Thank you. Have yet to catch up on yesterday’s shows as looking after youngest granddaughter today.

ursula said...

Very pretty indeed Sue....luv Ursula xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...
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Sandie Braithwaite said...

What a lovely card.

scrAPpamondo said...

So beautiful, love the die used here!

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
What a beauty!So elegant with the beautiful 3D embossed background and the gilding polish on.
Love equally yesterday and Saturday card. Congrats to all winners.
I was sick this past weekend, didn't see any of your shows so I’m having to use Rewind to catch up. Glad that everybody enjoyed the shows, hope you did , too.

Donita -Thank you so much for thinking of me. We live far away from the area where the shootings were.Toronto is not a safe city; true, sad and scary.That's why, since we came to Canada, very very rarely we were outside after 10 pm.

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

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I did enjoy your shows over the weekend and look forward to part 3 in September, hopefully it won't be on while I am away on holiday!

What a very striking card today, it really is a case of less is more. I really must get that embossing folder as I have liked every card you have made with it.

Lisbeth

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely card design. I am loving your 3D folders. So very pretty. Enjoyed your Hochanda shows. Always a pleasure to watch you craft. You inspire me!

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card Sue. Hard to believe it's a quick make.
Really enjoyed your shows over the weekend Sue, lots of gorgeous cards and tips xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A beautiful post and I'm really getting into the 3D embossing folders. Loved the shows over the weekend and spent way too much money lol...

Janet Wilson said...

Fab card, love the embossing folder!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I love this card. The dies are lovely as is the sparkle and gilding polish. It has a nice rich look to it. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Laura O' Connor said...

Beautiful card Sue a nice simple one. Laura O Springfield

Dawn Holben said...

OOh WOW i love is card, love the embossed background and the beautiful die n the lovely gold. x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Simple but lovely!
Doreen R

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Today’s Card Is Phenomenal I Love The Magnificent Cutting Dies Used
Also The Fabulous Colour Combination
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather Plus Sam & Family
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue, stunning and beautiful card love the gilding
love Wendy x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card! Your 3D embossing folders are definately a must have!
Hugs x
Heather T

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I love the Bella and Sophie diecuts layered together and the little pearls on the black give a lovely accent.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Scottydog said...

Sorry Sue! I seemed to have missed commenting yesterday, I looked at the card but must have got sidetracked! I love the simplicity of this one. The gilding wax just highlights the lovely embossing beautifully. Always useful to be able to produce a quick card. Thanks Sue.

Pleased to hear you are safe Carmen.

dj fro kettering said...



Love how the gilding polish lifts the
embossed backing sheet, makes a really
elegant card!!


Doreen x

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card Sue.
Loved the shows and I have now got some of Your dies
Have a good day
Theresa G x