Monday, 23 September 2019

For You

Hi crafters!  It has been ages since I shared any samples with gilding flakes so I have brought out my Verdigris Gilding Flakes for today's sample!  I started by using the Verdegris flakes all over a piece of coconut white card coated with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I applied the gilding flakes and uses a piece of Rubit Scrubit to move and refine the gilding flakes.  Next I used the Double Stitched Rectangles die set to cut two frames and the centre section.  I glued a piece of acetate to the largest frame then added mounting foam to the back to raise the three pieces.  I embossed a piece of white card with the Ribbon Swirls folder and added the frames to it.    I used the For You shadowed sentiment cut in black and added to a white shadow and glued it into the centre of the card.  I used the Striped Nasturtiums and made two flowers using just the top outline die for the flowers.  I cut several of the Lace Edged Leaves and added them as accents.  The card was completed with white and black mats ans layers.  The finished dimensions are  6 1/2" x  7 3/4" in size.

To answer the question I asked of you, I have run into quite a few famous people in my travels including Paul McCartney, Ashton Kutcher, Paul Daniels, Duffy (the Welsh singer), Roger Daltry (from the Who), Fergie (from the Black Eye Peas), Chuck Connors (American actor from the Rifleman series)and Usain Bolt (fastest human alive).  All of them were lovely and welcoming!  I do have some good stories about the first three on the list, but it would take pages here to tell!  I will keep them for another time! LOL   All for now Sue x

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75 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
Wow I love the simplicity of this card, thank you.
Well you have met some very interesting people, Sue I forgot
to say you are also one of the famous people I have met too.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I so like this one, I am going to have to get out my gilding flakes, don't use them enough, you have inspired me with this one, thank you.

I bet the stories of your famously meeting people would be great to share around the dinner table - oh if only I could be a fly on the wall.

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

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue. Wow you have met a few famous faces on your travels xx Hazel

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, playing catch up on all the blog posts I have missed while working away, and lovely to come back to this fabulous and very opulent card. Love it. Have a good day everybody. Bx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the gilding flakes! What a lot of interesting people you have met! Would love to hear your stories! Love Jean xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. So many people to be admired that wow us with their skills and acheivements and you've met quite a few, when we see them being interviewed I often wonder if they are that nice in 'real life' without having a mic in front of them but after reading so many ore inspiring comments yesterday that told me that the majority are as lovely and genuine as they seem (although I've been told I'm too trustworthy and gullible) lol the story that had me almost in tears was reading CraftyCoffee's amazing life changing story I was transfixed and read it loud to you know who. I have only one person in my bucket - not left, just the one so I have to remain positive.

I can't put into words how gorgeous this sample is, you've taken us way way back to the Sue samples we love so much with the guilding flakes and various frames, it's a true beauty. Whatever your plans for today I hope you really enjoy yourself xxx

freedomlass said...

Good Morning all, another stunning card, I have become addicted to gilding flakes all because of your stunning cards, so much so I have just purchased 5 tubs in various colours, the one you have today is one of them and can't wait to use them all.

Thank you for giving me so much inspiration.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Like this card and it can be easily adapted into any shape or size using your frame dies

Steph Cotterill said...

So sorry to both CraftyCoffee, and Craftycruiser. Two 'crafty'names and my brain shrinks even more. What a wonderful memory to relive with Mr Mandela a true hero a wonderful man.

Sorry ladies xx

Catherine Lyons said...

A beautiful card Sue and those gilding flakes give it a wow factor.
Catherine v94

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card this morning , I know in the flesh the gilding flakes will be dancing on the card . in true Sue wilson style the card is finished beautifully with the flowers.
It was lovely to read so many stores of who people have met .
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

CraftyCoffey said...

Gorgeous card today, really lovely.


cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
It’s been a while since I’ve used my gilding flakes I must get them out! Your card is stunning! You’ve certainly met some famous people!
Hugs x
Heather T

Suemac said...

Lovely card

Janice K said...

Hi Sue,
A very rich and regal design, gorgeous!
WOW! You've certainly met with a lot of celebrities! Were any papercrafters??? X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card.
B xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Monday morning Sue.
What a delightful card you have showcased today,so clean and crisp.
I remember buying Gilding Flakes when I first began my journey into card making which is about 3 years ago. I don't think I have ever used them so NOW should be the right time to start.
Thank you Sue for your daily inspiration.
Marie P.

ahappycrafter50 said...

This looks really effective.

June Horrocks said...

What a beautiful card today sue a perfect gift for some one special thank you sue love always
June Horrocks xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card this morning. Love the gilding flakes, made me think I must get mine out again as I’ve not used them recently. You have certainly met some interesting people and have wetted my appetite to hear your stories.

Barbara V

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely to see the gilding flakes back, once more. I do still use mine for certain family members who don't like glitter on their cards.
How different the nasturtium flowers look when you only use the top piece of the die.
After reading your long list of famous people whom you've met, I think that we should all curtsey to you next time we see you (on tv)lol Well, you are the Queen of craft. Hugs xx Pauline

dj from kettering said...

As others have said, must use my flakes
not too!! Lovely card.

So interesting to read yesterdays posts
and yours today Sue, we are a lucky lot,

Doreen x

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a gorgeous card this morning, love gilding flakes
Wow,you have certainly met a lot of interesting famous people
Marion S x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue from a beautiful Turkish sunny morning with just a slight breeze to cool us place in the world.
Beautiful sample card today Sue and so lovely to see the guilding flakes come out. I love what you havr done with them... the frames look very classy... The whole card looks classy. Thankyou. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Hunnymummy54 said...

Good Mornin Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a pretty card today lovely colours with the gilding flakes, the dies and embossing folder used too

Sending Love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Sharon MK

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Gorgeous card gilding flakes always make a card so special I really enjoyed reading everyone's stories yesterday Wow Sue you have met a lot of celebrities!

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
I really like this card, the gilding flakes are brilliant on the frames and the striped nasturtiums look fabulous. Beautiful !
It was so interesting reading all of your meeting famous people stories, I have only met some who are famous in Australia but no one else would have heard of them, most of them really nice. Steph I love your story and Crafty Cruiser too,
Muriel xxx

Kate's Cards said...

I shall have to get out my gilding flakes. Lovely card.

Clai01 said...

Lots of famous folks on your list Sue , thanks for sharing. x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely elegant card, love gilding flakes, something else I don't do enough of.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

stunning Card... I love the gilding flakes and guess I copy your card.

I forgot to mention I met Annie Lennox, Andre Agassi, Jean-Claude van Damme and SNAP! who I met because of competitions I won in the past.

Rolf xxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, beautiful card using the wonderful gilding flakes.

You have met a lot of nice people on your travels and as they say variety is the spice of life xx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant card today with your gilding flakes. Yvonne xx

Anne said...

Gilding flakes never fail to impress, Sue. Must get mine out.

Anne (Northampton)

Crafty Cruiser said...

A gorgeous, opulent card today.
Doreen R

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card love the gilding flakes and the flowers look so different with those centers. Thanks Helen Terry xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Gosh I haven't used gilding flakes for such a long time either. They are normally all over the floor rather than on the
Hugs (Tea for one) xxx

June Ballenger said...

Beautiful Sue I do tend to forget about gilding flakes, thanks for the reminder. My oh my you have met some good people. I would love to meet Fergie (Black eyed peas) xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card. love Jean Z xxxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card with the gilding flake frames, I love it. You have met a lot of famous people, I’m so envious that you’ve met Paul McCartney and would love to hear that story

Love and hugs to everyone

CraftyJo said...


Jackie Durrant said...

The gilding flakes add that extra special look to your card xx

karenlotty said...

Lucky you meeting all of those famous people
Lovely card I haven’t played with gilding flakes in ages I love how you’ve only used one “sheet” to create this

Pawprintx4 said...

Delightful card today with plenty of WOW factor. I do love gilding flake when someone else uses. Not crazy about using myself. Just me.
Have a great day everyone!
Stephanie K

Nana on the Hill said...

This is a lovely card Sue, the gilding flakes really add a sparkle x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a brilliant card and I love the floating frame look. Gilding flakes are always so impressive and I wish that I remembered to use mine more.
You have met an interesting mix of people and I would love to read your stories some time.


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow, gorgeous card!! Love the flakes and the nasturtium look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I just love it. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Eunice Astle said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the color of the gilding flakes that you chose. Amazing!!!

TDQ Karen said...

Such a beautiful card love the brightness of the flakes

Suzzette Yandle said...

My goodness, you have met lots of famous people. You get around lady! I'm liking this design. I like the way the gilding flake pieces are floating over the embossed piece. I also like the color of this gilding flake product. I think I have this color in my stash. Great color for the fall. Thanks for the inspiration.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning post....

gwen70 said...

Wow Stunning card xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Things that get let in the cupboard and forgotton, like my gilding flakes I really must get my ideas working again thanks for your beautiful card today.
Jan x

Scottydog said...

A stunning, opulent design, never thought to make frames with my gilding flakes. Thanks for all the inspiration Sue.
You have certainly met a lot of interesting people Sue.
Back from my travels now so no more internet/Wi-fi problems until the next time!.

ursula said...

I absolutely adore gilding flakes and the finish it gives, I too have not played with it for a long time, so thanks for the reminder Sue.....fab card here using it, most unusual idea, thank you....luv Ursula xx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card,love using gilding flakes thanks for the reminder,
Enjoyed yesterday's question,
Best wishes
Karen M

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue love that gold
Gr Karin

CCM said...

Elegant card.Love the flakes and the nasturtium look beautiful. I really like the idea to add a piece of acetate to the largest frame, looks nice and elegant.Have to check where to find this lovely Ribbon Swirls embossing folder.Thank Sue for the inspiration.

Hugs from Toronto

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the impact of this card even though it is quite simple on the face of it. I haven't seen the Verdigris gilding flakes (I don't think) and I will certainly be searching them out in the future.

I am very impressed with the long list of famous people you have met and pleased to hear how genuine they all were in real life.


sued99 said...

What a lovely card. I haven’t used my gilding flakes in ages. X

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a simple but elegant card today. Gilding flakes are such an easy way to turn something ordinary into extraordinary. The simplicity of the design makes the gilding flakes the star.

Have a wonderful day.


Joan McKevitt said...

Sue, I LOVE this card!! I am going to get my gilding flakes out first thing in the morning to put my spin on it! No...I will get them now!! That way, I will be reminded in the memory is not what it was..... :( Jo. xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! I love your card today. I used my gilding flakes just last week but I have to admit it was the first time in quite a while. I love the look of the Verdigris gilding flakes. I don't have that particular one and it is lovely. I do love your idea of using rectangles or other nesting dies covered with the gilding flakes to make a card. That is such a fab idea Sue and one I have never thought of doing before. I cannot remember seeing the Ribbon Swirls EF before. I think I may have to go and look that one up. As always Sue your flowers are beautiful, and your leaves to. I am often using your Lacey leaves dies as I think they are so pretty. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card today.
I have to say I really love yesterday's card to. Beautiful colours that you used. I love it all. Lots of love to you Sue love Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card! I love the Verdigris gilding flakes.
Thank you for sharing.
VĂ©ronique L

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
I do like the effect of gilding flakes and you card is beautiful Sue
As for the famous people you have met. Well
I think you should write a book about your life
I would buy it.
Take care folks
Theresa G

Viki Banaszak said...

This is a wonderful card! I love the pretty gilding flakes.

DeCor said...

Love today's card. The gilding flake look sunptuous. Really like just the outline of the nasturtiums

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card today, and the design is so clever...
Hugs Rose

Chris Curry said...

Love the elegance of this card, thank you Sue xxx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fabulous card Sue x the gilding flakes have such an opulent look and I love using mine x thankyou Sue x
Would live to hear your stories Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

stitchingranny said...

Love this and a perfect male card - also you have two more frames for use on other cards.

Hugs Helen xxx

Tressa said...

Although Verdigris comes at the bottom of the list of my gilding flakes list, I do like the design and make up of this card. I think I might be tempted to pull out my now sadly discontinued favourite from my stash and attempt to reproduce this.


Maria said...

Hi Sue.
A gorgeous card with gilding flakes which I still haven't mastered.
As I'm working in our kitchen it is a bit tricky with these things
and glitter is a starter for us at many meals Lol
I must go back and see what you asked for, you have met so many famous
people in your line of work. I am quite boring for haven't met many but
the most important people are You,Julia,John and many more in the crafting
world !
hugs Maria x

Seafield Jo said...

Hi Sue,

Such a great use of gilding flakes, which I don't use nearly enough. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jo x