Sunday, 8 September 2019


Good Sunday morning all!  I have a beautiful deep blue card to share today with you.  Trust me when I say the pics don't quite do this one justice as it is a very rich, intense blue bordering on sultry.  I covered a piece of black card with the Blue Teal Glitter Kiss and allowed it to dry well.  Once thoroughly dry, I embossed it with the 3D Sublime Swirls embossing folder.  I used some Black Soot Distress Oxide ink around the edges to frame it.  Next I cut the Millie die out of white card.  I backed it in black as well as adding a black edging to it with the two outermost dies in the set.  I cut the centre of the die in white and added it with foam to the centre.  I used a bit of the leftover card from the background and cut the Noble Thanks out of it so it matched the Glitter Kiss background.  I cut a black one and used it as an offset shadow for it, then glued it to the centre of the card.   I used the Striped Nasturtiums to make three flowers, using the Glitter Kiss card as the solid backing and cutting the striped part in white and gluing them together,  I accented the flowers with the Laced Edged Leaves in white.  Three pearls in opposite corners and white and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.  all for now, Sue x

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58 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
I just love it when I have all the components to make
your beautiful card, thank you, this is a card for all occasions.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. WOW. How I really wish I could see this in real life, your photography has captured the beauty but in real time I can only imagin how exquisite today's inspiration is. It's a true saying that pictures don't do a card justice and as crafters we have a wonderful imagination not that we need it as far as your work goes. Sending love for a lovely day xxx

CCM said...

A lovely card with a beautiful embossed background and my favorite flowers the Striped Nasturtium.I do really like teal, black and white together.It is a very striking and absolutely beautiful combination.

Hugs from Toronto

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue lovely card and love the flowers.Thanks Helen xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous embossed background colour.Another one of my favourite dies is the Striped Nasturtium flower.Beautiful card.
Jan x
Enjoy your day.

dj from kettering said...

What a stunning card to start off this Sunday
morning! By varying the colours it would be
ideal for all,

Doreen x

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, very striking and a card for any occasion.
Marion S x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous colour and card Sue xx Hazel

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a very striking blue and I can imagine it is much better in real life, very nice indeed

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

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Stunning card! I can imagine that in real life it is very eye catching! I love cards that are white with a strong contrasting colour.
Hugs x
Heather T

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
Your close up pictures really do show the shine on Your background. A really striking card. Hugs xx Pauline

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card
B xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow. That colour is magnificent. What an amazing effect the Glitter Kiss has on black card. I think you have done a pretty good job at capturing the beauty of this masterpiece but will take your word for it that the pictures don’t do it justice. I can imagine that in the flesh this would definitely be one of those blow me away cards x
Happy Sunday everyone x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, such a beautiful rich looking colour. Really looks good against the white and the striped nasturtiums are stunning xx

Marie P. from Longridge. said...

Good morning Sue.
The blog was not in my in-box today and I really had to search for it. I have to say that it was worth the search as it's a very beautiful card and the colours are exquisite.
I don't think your imagination has any bounds as everything you post is great.
Thank you as always for the inspiration.
Love it.
Marie P.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card that really has impact. The beautiful dark blue and glittery background is a perfect way to show off the gorgeous centrepiece. X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card! Absolutely love the shade of blue, looks really rich and opulent! Really sets off the centre die to its best. Love Jean xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Gorgeous card , love the embossed background.


Clai01 said...

Lovely card and very rich colour x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card love the colour and the embossed background is superb. The striped nasturtiums are gorgeous, one of my favourite flowers.

Barbara V

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Gorgeous card the teal background is fabulous I love ghetto it's you've used for this one

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Ohhh I love these colours together Sue. And this mornings sample is just beautiful. I have the Millie die and I love it....but the one you have used looks different to mine. Mine is a circle. Or is it just a trick of the camera. Either way it would be a card that can be changed for any occasion. Thank you. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Suemac said...

A beautiful rich sample

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all
WOW what a stunning sample this morning , the effect from the embossing folder and glitter kiss work beautifully together. Its lovely to see the Nasturtium flowers on the sample , I do love your flower dies.
crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Hunnymummy54 said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card today lovely colours dies and embossing folder used too

Sending Love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Sharon MK

Anonymous said...

Wow, Sue, just wish I could see this card in person!
Your photos go someway to showing us how gorgeous your background is.
The Striped Nasturtiums as always add that perfect finishing touch!
The Black card and Blue Teal Glitter Kiss are a stunning combination!
Lesley S x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Oh this is one of the loveliest cards, love the background, love Millie and the striped nasturtiums- everything !!!
Have a lovely Sunday
Muriel x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Crafty Cruiser said...

A real WOW, this one! Absolutely gorgeous!
Doreen R

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card, love the swirl embossing folder. Have a good day everyone. Bx

June Horrocks said...

The embossingbackground ground on this card is stunningly favourite of mine this blue the card is so beautiful thank you sue
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Susan Battensby said...

What a lovely card.
Love your gorgeous background and flowers.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, love Jean Z xxxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, gosh this card really packs a punch and I love it. The richness of the blue teal glitter kiss on black is so striking and then pretty Millie in white lifts it all to make one beautiful card.


Catherine Lyons said...

Gorgeous card with a lovely background.
Catherine v94

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. You can see the background effects really well on the close-ups and I really will have to try this one out as I have this embossing folder (it is one of my favourites). Love the way the white elements really pop against the darker background.


scrAPpamondo said...

WOW!!! Amazing card!! Thanks so much for sharing how you made the background, I always cover the cardstock with Glitter Kiss AFTER the embossing, but it works so well also BEFORE it!!

Pawprintx4 said...

Lovely and what a surprising effect the Glitter KISS has on black card.
Stephanie K

Kate's Cards said...

I love the boldness of colour in this card.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Have just read the dates of your new TV appearances, such a pleasure to see you again!
And can't wait to see your lovely samples and hear your lovely conversation...
And I see, Charlie Hopkins has moved to Create and Craft, perhaps you might be teamed up with him at some time...............

Card - well, simply fab!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Very striking card with the intense blue colour, love it but like Ann I’m sure Millie is a circular Die

Love and hugs to everyone

ursula said...

This colouring is just so beautiful, lovely vibrant colour...superb card, thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Maria said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card in lovely colour blue. Love my Millie die,
have used it a lot.
Hugs to all,
Maria x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is gorgeous definitely one to pin

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Gorgeous background.


Scottydog said...

This card is a real statement piece & I just love it. Off to go & prepare some card with glitter kiss so it can be embossed as it is so effective. Thank you Sue.

karenlotty said...

I love the card but I bet it does look spectacular in real life

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x the teal glitterkiss on the black card looks amazing x millie is as beautiful as ever and your nasturtiums finish the card perfectly x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. The dies are beautiful and I love that blue. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue
wow I do love those flowers in fact I used them on a card for my good friend June Smith
Your colour combo looks great with a bit of glitter kiss gorgeous Sue
Take care folks
Theresa G

Betty McAlister said...

A gorgeous card Sue. Love the teal background xx

sued99 said...

A really pretty card. I love the flower decoration. X

June Ballenger said...

What a stunner I have the teal glitter kiss and I have to try this one. The depth of the embossing folder is terrific xx

Eunice Astle said...

What a beautiful card Sue, love the color of the glitter kiss that you chose.

Stella Munn said...

Classy. Thank you Sue x

Dorothy Cattanach said...

Hello Sue and everyone.

I haven't been here for a while, mostly due to health problems making me lose my Mojo, but looked everyday in my email to see your beautiful cards.
This today is stunning, and those flowers are my 'to go for'.

As everyone seems to making their Christmas cards, it got me looking for my dies of yours.
so Mojo is now on the table with card, dies and glitter.
Good wishes Sue Take care.

Owlish said...

Hello sue
I adore this card and colours what not to like
Owlish Xx