Thursday, 29 December 2016


Hello bloggers! I started with the background for today's card.  I embossed a piece of coconut white card using the Bed Of Roses embossing folder.  I decide to paper grout it so I spread Polar White Sparkle Texture Paste across the top of it and using a palette knife, I removed the excess so the paste was just laying in the recesses of the design acting as a grout.  I allowed that to dry overnight (although it doesn't actually take that long).  Using the smaller die from the Blossom Edger die, I cut two strips out of white card and backed them with antique silver card.  I added mounting foam to the back and attached them to each side of the card, framing the focal element.  I cut the Mauritius die in white twice and backed both of them with antique silver card.   I crisscrossed them and added them to the centre of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and embossed it in silver.  I cut the centre die from the Mauritius die set in white and used the oval to cut the sentiment out  I stacked them together in the centre of the card.  I completed the card with white, silver, white layered mats.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Very beautiful card Sue.
Tina, it was very brave of you to post yesterday and I for one was really glad to read it. You know we are all thinking of you and sending our hugs and thoughts, you too thought to let us know how you are. I hope we brought some comfort to you.
Tina, I hope Peter gets some help soon.
Elaine, Andrew will be dreading starting chemo again but he needs it.
Love and hugs to all on the blog.

DeCor said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the blossom edger die.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful textures and layers!

DeCor said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the blossom edger die.

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. The bed of roses EF is a fave of mine!

Dragonsnap2 said...

Sue, fabulous card. I really love it. I wondered what you meant by grout until I read your description. I have done something similar before. It looks really good.

Love and hugs to all who need them. Hope all went well yesterday Nanna Tina, I was thinking about you all day.

Happy crafting.

D xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a lovely card today, your embossing and die cutting is always so crisp and sharp.

Lorraine sorry to hear about the loss of your Aunt, it is times like this that we do question what will happen in the future.

Yvonne PP, hope you are feeling better after all the frolics and festivities.

Elaine I hope Andrew was OK with the bloods yesterday and that his chemo goes well today, he is on the home stretch now, how many more sessions does he have.

Tina T - How is Peter today, you must be so concerned that GP's was closed and neither Macmillan Nurse or Community Nurse contacted you or changed his dressing, I am sure you will get on to them first thing, hugs. xx

Nanna Tina, Kept thinking of you yesterday as you said farewell to your lovely Mick and what a good idea about the baubles, he would have been so proud of you.

It is going to be another freezing cold and foggy day today so if you are venturing out please be careful, or else stay in doors and wrap up warm, if you can find time then have a play with all your new craft products.

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

Unknown said...

Good morning sue wow what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful I love the dies you have used

Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Now this is a WOW card for me Sue love it. Have a great day , hugs xxxxxxxxx said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this is a beautiful card so lovely.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card.
Nancyd xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Another day, another day closer to a new year and another gorgeous card for us. Just love tone in tone and the edger does make a beautiful statement to our borders. Can't go wrong with your die collections.

Stay safe and warm.
Hugs are coming your way for a happy day xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card, love the embossing folder and the edger die.
Annette x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the grouting technique.

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card
Karen xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and All. Beautiful card this morning. I love the added silver which works so well on this card. hugs and well wishes to all.. Wendy

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such a pretty card I love the grouting technique!
Hugs x
Heather T

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous, elegant card Sue, so smart. Thank you. Xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A gorgeous card highlighting the beautiful detail in the Mauritius die, so elegant. X

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, love this EF and the paper grouting, very classy.
Laine, condolences on the loss of your Aunt. Nanna Tina, thinking of you. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful is the word today, Sue, already used a lot in the comments and the card really IS a beauty. Love the Mauritius die and the touch of silver is perfect.
Laine, so very sorry for the loss of your aunt - it's a tough time for you and your Mum but life goes on and we have to make the most of it, never know what's round the corner - thankfully many blessings too. Chin up lovely lady.
Lots of new names in the comments yesterday, great to see.
Nanna Wendle - for heaven's sake use those dies lol life's too short not to, and you'll be thrilled - as we all are - so much pleasure from them and for the recipients too!
Special thoughts for Nanna Tina, also Peter and Andrew.

'P' in Wales

Karen Derbyshire said...

A really pretty card Sue. Lovely!

A Happercrafter6 said...

Must get back to paper grouting technique as it looks so effective. Lovely card.

Debra K. said...

Lovely white and silver card today Sue! Love the paper grouting. Debra x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card. The Mauritius die is one of my favourites.
Marion S x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue an elegant card and i love that embossing folder.
Hugs Catherine.

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
What a beautiful card,love this background for, not got the other dies yet.
Pam - hope you got your work done and now on a lovely break.
We had a day from hell yesterday!!!!!
Phoned doctors for a home visit at 8:00 when they opened, atv10:00 am Dr Jo rang me very concerned regarding recent blood tests and said he would be here at 1:00 when surgery finished. True to his word on the dot he was here, did all the checks no was low, temp high etc arranged with the surgery to get an ambulance on a blue light this 1:15pm so packed a bag for him and waited, waited, waited at 2:45 rang the surgery back saying no arrived finally arrived at 3:15 then they did all the checks etc.
We finally arrived in Major's at A &E at 4:10pm. Peter was so tired, tried three times to get blood (doesn't that tell you he is dehydrated) had X-ray and finally a lovely young staff nurse put a cannula in and a 500ml bag of fluids up. So at 10pm left him in their care. Me I was shattered, and to crown it all I had got my son to take my car up to the hospital so I could get home he could only park it nearly a quarter of a mile away in one of the hospitals carparks.
His community nurse came at 12:00noon no word from Macmillan nurses.
June Smith - hope your goodie bag has arrived. Be careful going out very cold and frosty.
Nanna Tina - my thoughts where with you yesterday and are with you at this moment.
I hope you had a lot of comfort from your family and friends.
Elaine - hope Andrews chemo goes well, my Peter declined it , last year had extensive radiotherapy (28 sessions) and at the moment looks like a skeleton with a skin covering him.
My love and crafty hugs to all this crafting family.
Tina T xxxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
White and silver together look lovely on today's card.Beautiful background.
Jan x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely.


d from northants said...

I love these tone on tone cards, the touch of silver giving it a special edge.

Take care if you go out, it's freezing cold and frosty, and keep warm!!

Doreen x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

A lovely card that would look in cream and gold too.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. The bed of roses embossing folder is my favourite.
B xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, so striking in it's the grouting technique, it works so well with the Bed of Roses folder, don't have that one yet but I do have the Mauritius set and have made lots of cards with it already...


crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
I love this card.
I need to give paper grouting a try.
At the moment I'm doing English paper piecing quilting one more thing to tick off my list of things to try.
Funny how my list of things to try gets longer not shorter lol.
Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A beautiful card this morning with one of my favourite embossing folders, too!
Lesley S x

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card is exquisite - and with one of my fav. dies of the Indian Ocean set! That Mauritius is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l.
Also love the tone on tone, after all the golds and reds .........
Hugs, Rose

Annie Stamps said...

Lovely card Sue. I love the grout effect. I started playing with my new dies yeaterday, they are absolutely fabulous... as expected. Also got new colour clouds to play with.

Annie P

Jane Franklin said...

Such a beautiful card this morning, one to try in other colours too. Best wishes to all luv jxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue, A very beautiful card. Yvonne xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this is such a beautiful card, very elegant. Must do some paper grouting again, it was fun.

Love Rosemarie X X

Beryl said...

Beautiful card Sue.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Another thick frosty day again!
Beautiful card just love tone on tone!
Love Marg

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I love white on white cards. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Sue MacFall said...

Thanks Sue for another white on white card - love them !!!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really beautiful and intricate thank you card. Love the white on white. Have a lovely day all. Bx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful wow card

auscrafts said...

lovely card and design

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, that is one beautiful card this morning and the grouting really does stand out. hugs Shirleyxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love this card as I particularly love white on white. It's so elegant. Sending best wishes

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card . love Jean Z xxxx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue your card is so beautiful the dies you have chosen are lovely so elegant thank you sue
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxxx

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue

To reiterate my previous comments lol "I love white on white cards" and using the silver card does give a softer finish...

June x

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. Today's card is so pretty. I am so please that you give ideas on how to make pretty cards that are relatively flat and therefore keep postal costs down. I really will have to invest in these edger dies (once I have moved - roll on 1st Feb)


BenteS said...

Beautiful card,
the combination of white and silver looks very elegant!
Love the die you have used for your focal element :))

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous classy card, love the all white.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very elegant in the white and silver.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card once again, have several cards to make for January so back to the craft room in earnest this week mind you it will need a tidy as ran out of time prior to Christmas as you do.
Beautiful day today so a walk may be on the agenda first.

Heather R Oxfordshire

rolfi said...

Hello Sue,
a very fine and delicate card today...
I love it.
Rolf xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely fresh looking card, it could be used for so many occasions, thank you for sharing.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

foxyg said...

Beautiful card Sue.

sued99 said...

Lovely card. x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card , very pretty.

Tina T , By heck Tina What a day you had , tis no wonder you were shattered ,,,,,,, i do hope Peter is more comfortable today , you take care too.

Nanna Tina, sending you big

Lorainne , So sorry to hear about your Aunt, sending you big hugs. xxx

Andrew had his bloods yesterday and was told his { blood Neutral was very very low whatever that is ? } so no Treatment for this week , he has to see another consultant Wednesday Next and hopefully Chemo on Thursday 2nd Jan .

Take care everyone stay warm
Sending big hugs to all
Elaine H X

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Very classy. SueL x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue
VC x

Scottydog said...

Lovely card, I wouldn't of thought of putting silver with cream but it works so well. I must also try the paper grouting. Thank you Sue!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue another gorgeous card. Love the texture and the layering.

Barbara V

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
The texture paste on embossing is such a beautiful background, lovely card.
Muriel x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A beautiful card and a real contrast from yesterday with the white on white . It is beautiful .i receieved a number of handmade white on white cards this Christmas and they look stunning together. I do love the Bed of Roses EF.
Tina T - what a day! So sorry you both had to go through a day like that! That's a long time to wait for an ambulance and that was just the start! Take care if you are driving today as driving and stress aren't good!
Nanna Tina - hope yesterday went as well as days like that can go! Sending love to you.
Lorraine - great to see you and sorry to hear about your Aunt! Yes, these things make us think but maybe spur us on to love and appreciate our families more while we still have them. The present would be hard/ impossible to bear if we knew the future. In that future, all being well, lies joy, fun and laughter too! Sending you my love and condolences , my dear! x
Love to all,
Myra xxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue today's card us beautiful I live the white on white I didn't comment on the blog yesterday as we spent all day travelling back from leeds where we spent Christmas with my daughter &family
Nanna Tina my thoughts are with you & your family I hope you are drawing strength from family &friends & all on this blog
Lorraine so sorry to hear your Aunt has passed away when we lose a loved one it makes us realise that we should stop complaining about little things & make the most of every day
Tina yow& Peter have had a horrendous few days how awful to be kept waiting for help I hope Peter is feeling more comfortable now &you have managed to get a good night's sleep
Nanna Wendle please use those fabulous Sue Wilson dies they are so easy to use & the results are amazing go on take the plunge!
Sending good wishes to Elaine & Andrew & all who are poorly sad or worried

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
"Thanks" Right Back To You For Today's Extremely Exquisite, Very Beautiful Card
I So Love "The Bed Of Roses" Embossing Folder, Its So Very Striking, The Detail Is Outstanding
I Love "The Blossom Edger Die" So Extremely Very Useful, I Love How You Cut In White And Backed In Silver
I've Seen You Do This Previously Where You Backed In Black Giving The Look Of Faux Ribbon!
Then Using A Huge Favourite Die Of Mine "The Mauritius Die" For Many Reasons, (Apparently It's Very Hot There At Present And The Hotel We Go To Looks Tremendous With All The Festive Decorations)
"Thanks" Right Back To You Sue For Sharing Today's Superb Magnificent Masterpiece, Just So Very Very Beautiful.
You Inspire Me Each And Everyday And I So Very Much Appreciate It
Take Great Care Sue
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes.......

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue beautiful card I need to make a thankyou card for my Freund so might have a go using the embossing folder and texture paste

Kate's Cards said...

So lovely! xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Yorks butterfly said...

Beautiful card Sue. Very elegant I always think White and silver a great combination, and really highlight the die cuts.

Laura O said...

fab card ,love the colours ,Laura O

Fikreta said...

very beautiful card!
Happy New Year!

CraftyJo said...

I like this ;)

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

Yet another beautiful card.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, thanks so much for showing such a beautiful card with the Mauritius die. I just love die and card.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card. I love the white and silver combination.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Unknown said...

Very elegant. Looks time consuming but isn't. Sure to impress the receipiant

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I do like White with a splash of Silver, very elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

Disco Queen said...

Gorgeous white on white card Sue. Love the grouting technique. Theresa x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another stunning card. I have spent all morning in my craft room playing with my new dies had a lovely time. Nanna Wendle I find just cutting out my new dies first and then sticking it to the back of my die pack helps me. Pam I hope you are enjoying your time off. Elaine poor Andrew he just wants his treatment over but if it is going to cause harm it is wise to wait. Nanna Tina you and your family are in my thoughts. Tina what a worrying day not sure what is happening to our NHS I hope Peter is more comfortable today please take care of yourself you must be exhausted.

Nana on the Hill said...

Love the technique you've used in this one Sue, lovely card. X

shabbycraftcabin said...

Beautiful card. Love, Ivy C x

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful!! The silver behind the white is lovely! Just enough to add shadow yet not overpower the card!
We are gearing up for a major storm today! Supposed to get 6-12 inches of that white fluffy stuff! First major storm of the year and also the first in over 2 years! last year we didn't have enough snow to qualify any storm as anything but a temper tantrum from Mother Nature! LOL
Hope all the Wilsonettes and Sue have a great day today!

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I was so lucky and my lovely daughter got me this die for Christmas so I will be trying this design. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. A very elegant looking card. Love doing the grouting technique it changes the look of your embossed card and gives it that touch of sparkle. This could be used as a Wedding or Anniversary card.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue a very nice card today White and silver goes very well with each other . The more cards I see made up using the Mauritius die the more I want it,but my LABLET has given up the ghost so I will have to replace it .So the die will have to wait. Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Jean said...


ursula said...

A really beautiful white card today with a touch of silver, so pretty....The Mauritius die is so versatile, so are so many others of the various ranges you bring out, but one never thinks to cut more than one and overlap or sit them on top of each other to produce a different effect....your ideas just amaze me Sue and that is why I love to replicate so many of your cards as they turn out so beautiful...thank you so much...luv Ursula xx

Eunice said...

Very subtle card, but at the same time very striking!!

Suzzette Yandle said...

An awesome card today. Nice textures, especially with the paper grouting that you did on this card. I am sure this card is more beautiful in person.

sandieann21 said...
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sandieann21 said...

Perfect for an upcoming birthday. Beautiful

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love your beautiful card today, and yesterday's too. Hugs to all xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
This is a real beauty, love the bed of roses EF with the texture paste and I so wish you could still get the vintage silver card.

Laine so sorry to hear about your aunt, sending you a big hug
Tina T what a day you had, hope Peter a little improved after getting some fluids
NannaTina caring hugs to you

Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone

Unknown said...

Hi sue.
Georgeous card today. I'd really like to get this set soon it's so pretty. Xx

Laine. Sorry to hear about ur aunt.

Tina t. My god u guys are having a right time of it. My thoughts and wishes are heading ur way.

Elaine.h. Hope Andrew perks up soon.
The neutral blood low means that the white cells aren't being made quickly. It's to do with bone marrow as well. I didn't have a clue either when it happened to me although I felt fine at the time!! Chemo will begin again when bloods perk up. Xx

Love to all plugs huggles xxx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing. Must go and get a heat bag. Feel very cold. Just been watching my granddaughter ice skating for two hours and having taken my daughter 25yrs ago had forgotten how cold you get watching.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card!
Rosemary xx

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love this die.xx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x the bed of roses is a gorgeous embossing folder and mine is very well used x thankyou so much for your inspiration x
Sending hugs to all the wilsonettes and their loved ones x
Theresa w xxx

karenlotty said...

Very pretty Sue I must have another go at paper grouting as it's so pretty

Tressa said...

Very pretty card.


Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!
I have the bed of roses and it is a lovely folder.

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the white on white with a touch of silver xx

Brenda said...

Hi Sue, THANK YOU for sharing this beautiful card with us.
I really love it. Hugs Brenda xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and all your crafty crew
Sue what a wonderful card you have provided us with Gorgious Hun
Pam I hope you are now chilled out and ready to see in the new year enjoy your time off
Nanna T. I am sorry I did not comment yesterday I did not visit the blog yesterday
My thoughts and prayers remain with you and as others have said he will always be with you in your heart ♥the grieving process is different for everyone your friends on this blog are always here x
Tina T I have read your post today and I am so sorry that you had such a long wait for an ambulance I hope that now Peter had got some fluids on board he will be a little more comfortable and you have now been able to get some much needed rest 🛌
Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day x
Love and hugs to all
Theresa G xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sorry for the lateness, just one of those days. I love this white and silver card and the Mauritius die is beautiful. With a change of sentiment this would be suitable for just about any occasion.

Lesley S - I hope you are enjoying the freedom of having wheels again. It really makes a difference, doesn't it.
Laine - So sorry that you have lost your aunt. You and your mum have really had a year of it. Thinking of you both.
Nana Tina - Hope yesterday went as you wanted it to and that you had the support of your friends and family. I think the baubles were a lovely idea.
Tina T - So sorry that you had such a dreadful time yesterday and that you found Peter re-hydrated and much improved today.


Jayem said...

That's a lovely card Sue, using a technique that I really must try. Silver and white is so elegant.

Warmest regards from the hot, hot, hot East Coast of Australia

Jan from NSW

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. Love the Bed of Roses embossing folder and the Mauritius die.
Take care everyone.

TDQ Karen said...

This is lovely, really pretty in white. I had my first play with Pixie powders today, a couple of false starts but I think I am going to love them

julie laz said...

Wow what can I say, as everyone has already said it, Big crafty hugs Julie Laz XXX

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful and classy....

Dawn Holben said...

absolutely stunning and so very elegant.
another favourite.

Pawprintx4 said...

I love this card so elegant and good for so many occasions.
Stephanie K