Monday, 6 March 2017

Just For You

/Hi bloggers!  Today's card has a bit of an antique or vintage feel to it I think.  I started with a piece of black card and embossed it with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder.  I used the debossed side of it and went over the top of it with Enchanted Gold Gilding Polish.  I lightly sanded the top and edges to give it a more distressed look.  Next I cut four of the Striped Swirl Edger, two in milk card and two in black.  I used the black ones as shadow for the milk card.  I then used the die on milk card twice and just embossed it and used the pattern to cut around the edges to add a solid piece for both of the borders.  I added mounting foam and cut a strip of double cream pearl and added them to the straight sides.  I attached them to the outer edges of the card.  For the focal element, I cut the Mauritius die twice with the decorative and outer cutting edge, once in milk and once in black.  I offset the black die cut behind the milk one.  I added a solid milk backing and attached it in the centre of the card.  I cut the next section in milk and backed it in black and mounted it in the middle and added my sentiment cut from the oval.  Milk, gold and black mats were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x




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133 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, brightens up my very cold dull Monday morning. Love the Mauritius die.
Steph, hope Andy is feeling better, you take care too.
Elaine, my daily hugs to you, Andrew and Helen, truly a family standing together.
Laine, it doesn't hurt to have a lazy day after you have been unwell. Yvonne, hope the migraine has gone now.
All this chat of paper strikers, tree huggers and rope strokers, has had me in stitches, you are a funny diverse bunch of ladies but that is what makes the world go round.
Tracey I hope you had a lovely day, your Graeme is definitely a star.
Hugs to all missing and poorly friends, missing you all.
Have a good day everyone.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card so different, Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hettygarlick said...

That's a beautiful classy card. I like using the embossed side of things sometimes, and with the gilding polish on it this looks lovely. Love the Mauritius die too. It's one of my favourites.

auscrafts said...

Love the Mauritius die ,beautiful card

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

This is a very decadent card and so beautiful

June x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card! At first, I thought you had used backing paper from your stash, then read that you had used gilding polish on an embossed piece of card! Wow! It's beautiful............. now where's my gilding polish lol!
Hugs x
Heather T

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, I think that my iPad is sulking as it won't show your pictures but it reads beautifully, so I will come back to it later. I was so happy that I could blog early too. Enjoy your day everyone. Wrap up warm. Hugs X P Austen

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
How rich and luxurious looking your card is today. The black shadows always bring out the designs so well, really must have a play with my edgers, they look so lovely.
hugs
Muriel x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is lovely, and as you say it does have a vintage look, very filigree and lacy. Have a great day all. Bx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Another week begins here Sue. Can't think of any better way to start my Monday.
Thank you Pam.
As soon as today's card loaded into my phone my first thought was that this looks strong and almost regal like, the way you've designed the dies that sit on that wonderful background so strong looking makes the whole sample look majestic. Isn't it strange how there are over 100 comments left each day and we all see something different. Wow. I love this card, and your inspiration.
Have a good day Sue, duty calls, but not before I leave you with a hug xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a stunner of a card today, yes like the vintage look and the stripped edger and Mauritius dies complete this really nicely.

Had busy weekend made (of finished off) 7 birthday/anniversary cards, including the candy machine, so it is off to the post office today, I am hoping it will arrive at my granddaughters without getting broken.

I have a gp visit, just routine, this morning and then off for a luxury afternoon tea with the other 3 ladies who all had their knees replaced the same time as me, it will be lovely to catch up with them again and compare.

Keep up all this hilarious banter ladies, it makes my day.

Special hugs to all that need them, yes you know who you are.

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

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue
A lovely vintage looking card, I love what you have done with the embossing and gilding polish.
Chris xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very opulent looking card today, using the debossed side of the card for the background gives it a different look.
I'm on Pam's echo wagon again today. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

A Good Monday Morning Sue.
Beautiful,to me these dies really make this card look just like antique lace.
Jan x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, love the look of the polished black card background xx

Craftynetty said...

A very classy, elegant card today Sue.

Debra K. said...

Wonderful antique style card! Love gilding polish. Debra x

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue,
A very rich elegant and I feel slightly Art Deco looking card, really loving the gilding polish background on black card. The Mauritius die is a favourite of min and the pearl edging finishes it off beautifully..
Have a good Monday everyone.
Hugs
Dawn Searle xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card that looks so ornate and expensive. The Mauritius die is stunning. X

Denise Bryant said...

gorgeous details with these dies!

Anonymous said...

Love that background, Sue, a really classy card and the Mauritius die is quite special. Had a look at my gilding waxes which appeared from nowhere yesterday, all dried up so attention needed!
Laine, thanks for the laughs again - missing your best buddy too. As for Harry, he looks a bit like a stunned Welsh boyo rugby prop with his swollen nose, two dark eyes from dilated pupils, and a cut-off ear from his earlier days (pre coming to us) when he was given the chop, so to speak, in a feral neutering programme and ear-tipped to show he had been 'done'. No pin-up but sooo gorgeous! Still a happy little man.
Echoing Pam again.
Hugs.

'P' in Wales

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Die Cutups,

June Fletcher captured this so well with the word decadent. I also like how the embossed-only edger under the black and milk die cuts make it look so much more complex. This reminds me to include Enchanted Gold Gilding Polish in my next order from your North American retailer Ecstacy Crafts. Also, thanks for letting us know to distress with sandpaper AFTER gilding.
Another word about the first of Sunday's two cards. The design would work well with any sentiment and any detail inside the central tags. I'm thinking especially of the word love that comes with the Jeweled Heart, with assorted hearts on the top and bottom tags.
I haven't heard from my fellow Rhode Island member so I might look her up and call her Monday.
Wishing everyone an excellent.
Love,
Donita

Netty The Runner said...

Really elegant card Sue.
Annette x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Quite a dramatic card today. Love it.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very elegant and decadent card as June said I love it.
Nancyd xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue a very elegant card i love the gold gilding polish on the black.i love the mauritius die it looks like lace .
Have a good day Catherine xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card xx hazel

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card is a stunner, just sheer elegance. This is because (in my eyes) of the dies used, Mauritius, one of my all time favourites (and it will remain that) and the complimentary striped swirl edger. And then black background with highlights of gold - well there's nothing more to be said . FABULOUS!
Hugs, Rose

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely antique style card. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design and the dies are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Suemac said...

A beautifully elegant card

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very rich and elegant card today. Love the way you have used the deboss side of the card.

Love Rosemarie X X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
A really elegant card for the start of the week using the lovely Mauritius die.
Lesley S x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful elegant card
Hugs
Carol xx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What's lovely idea using the gilding wax on the black card, definitely something to incorporate into those pesky men's card. Yup a decidedly vintage feel today.

Chris Curry said...

This is what you call a very smart and. I love how you have used the Mauritius die. Have a good day Sue, thank you. Xx

Chris Curry said...

This is what you call a very smart and. I love how you have used the Mauritius die. Have a good day Sue, thank you. Xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very classy & elegant.

Michele

dj2908 said...



A lovely card to start the week with, more
ideas to use!!





Doreen x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
A very rich and elegant card today, love the wax on the embossing folder!
Love Marg

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

Jan Sayer said...

Gilding polish does make embossing go 'wow' and I've been practising since I've picked up a few tips from John Lockwood. This is a lovely card.
Jan
Northampton

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely sunny day here in Kent, matches your gorgeous card.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love the gilding wax on the card. It's very opulent and gorgeous. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Anne said...

Such an elegant card today, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Jan.moogie said...

Wow love that antique backing another stunning card Sue, have a great day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Laura O' Connor said...

Another great card. Laura O

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loving the vintage look today

nattyboots said...

A beautiful luxurious card today Sue , just beautiful
June enjoy your catch up
I am jumping on Pams echo wagon, thank you Pam.

Take care and big hugs to all who need one.
Elaine H X

Kim Dibben said...

Stunning card Sue xx love the gilding wax background xx love Kim D

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a dramatic card for us today - love the colour scheme and both dies are favourites too, so much so that every other woman in my life is getting a Mauritius birthday card this year, but every one different as there's so many ways to use this die set..

June - have a wonderful afternoon tea when you meet up with the other knee op ladies and compare your progress...

Izzy

SueJ said...

Lovely card Sue, the gilding polish really lifts it.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this look very dramatic . love Jean Z xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant & decadent card today. Yvonne xx

Scottydog said...

A striking card, loving the gilding polish effect. This card just shows that you don't need much sometimes, just let the dies themselves do the work. Less is more! Thank you Sue.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
A very rich elegant card today,very nice.
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Beautiful card this morning and the back ground finished of with Gilding polish makes the card look expensive. Wendy

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, like the way you have used the Gilding Polish and sanded it to give a vintage feel, will be trying this.
Wrendyx

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely! A real Victoriana look.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card!
very elegant and Victorian looking. The gilding polish leaves a lovely effect, very pretty.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, today's card is very elegant. Love the Mauritius die, still one of my favourites.
Marion S xx

Pat PATRICIAH said...

Lovely card, I have those dies too so an extra idea to use them, thank you x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card, so elegant!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, the gilding polish certainly makes the embossing stand out and I do like the look of the Mauritius die might have to add it to my wish list!!
June hope you have a lovely afternoon tea with the other ladies
Pam echoing you again today
Maureen, Norah, Wheelybad, Nanna Tina and Tina T missing you all and hope you're ok, please come back soon

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

June Horrocks said...

Stunner today sue love this die its so pretty and the colour combo is fab thank you
Love always June horrocks xxxxxx

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a lovely sunny one here. A beautiful card, I love the gilding polish it adds so much depth to any embossing folder xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful Vintage elegant card today.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
What a stunner! It's really brightened up my mood. Right now I'm sitting with the lump that is my dog asleep on my lap trying to look out the window. The rain is so heavy that I can't see a thing. Ah well, it looks like I'll have to clean the bathroom...or just stay in the craft room lol.
Bejay xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Oh wow. This such a sumptuous beauty. Dark and mysterious - just like me. Lol x
I am really out of the loop my friends. Worst migraine ever over weekend. Really has floored me x
Lots of love to all - especially my besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
this is such an elegant card but perhaps a little dark for me I seem to be going through a phase of making simple cards on a white background. Your happy die and shadow box accessories are my go to dies at the moment. June enjoy your afternoon tea. Hugs to everyone.

val jones said...

Beautiful card Sue. The Mauritius die is still a firm favourite of mine.
Love Val in Spain xxx

karenlotty said...

The gilding wax on black card and the debossed side is a beautiful effect and very dramatic Lovely card

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, a beautiful card this morning love the embossed background with the gilding polish on. hug sShirleyxxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant and I love the gilding wax on the debossed background.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Diane King said...

Lovely card x

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue

Love the vintagey look on this one could def use a similar look for a guy too. I love using gilding polish but I do love the smell of it whilst using it lol.
Def a winner this one.

Had a lovely day yesterday was spoilt rotten.
No craft goodies as they couldn't fathom out what I had or hadn't got so I got money to get it myself lol.

Janice has a friend who does painting and had a canvas made for me with my pet cat who was put to sleep 6 years ago an it broke my heart. It also had a red admiral butterfly on it to symbolise my dad.
I got so emotional it was the best gift ever. I so wish I could let u all see it it's stunning x

Love to all xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
What Can One Say Sue, But Yet Once Again Another Truly "WOW" Card
I've Got All The Fabulous Products To Replicate "This Truly Tremendous Card" Just Outstanding.
Its Rich, Magical, Any Recipient Would Just Love To Receive This Remarkable Card....
Products Used:-
"The Exquisite Jacobean Floral Embossing Folder"
"The Mauritius Die Set"
'The Striped Swirl Edger"
"Enchanted Gold Gilding Polish"
"Double Strip Cream Pearls"
"Black, Gold, Milk, Foundation Card"
Today's Card:-
Is Just "Truly Stupendous" I Just Love The Fabulous Colour Combination As Your Aware I Love Using
Black Card, I Love How You've Created A Vintage Look To Your Elegant Card By Taking A Piece Of Black Card
And Placing It In Your "Jacobean Embossing Folder" Which Has Remarkable Detail, Sue You Decided To Use The
Debossed Side Of Your Card, (Still Such Great Detail) Then You Went Over Your Embossed Card With
"The Luxurious Enchanted Gold Gilding Polish" Sue Then You Slightly Sanded The Top And Edges Of Your Card
To Create A More Distressed Look, It Looks So Very Scrumptious Just Love It.
Sue Then You Cut Out Four "Striped Swirl Edgers" Two In Black Two In Milk Foundation Card, Using The Black Edgers
As Shadow For The Milk Edgers, Then Using The Same Die Again Twice But This Time You Just Embossed The Die
To Bring Out The Pattern To Cut Around The Edges So You Could Add A Solid Piece To Both Of Your Borders.
Once You've Added Mounting Foam, You Cut Down Your "Double Strip Of Cream Pearls" And Attached To
The Straight Edgers Of Your Borders, Attaching Your Borders To The Outer Edgers Of Your Embossed Background.
Sue For Your Focal Element You Decided To Use "The Truly Stupendous Mauritius Die Set" Cutting Out Twice
Once In Black, Once In Milk Card, Offsetting The Black Cut Out Just Behind The Milk, Then You Added A Solid
Milk Cut Out Backing To This, Then You Added This To The Centre Of Your Extremely Classy Card.
Sue Then You Cut The Next Section In Milk (This Die Has Beautiful Detail) And Backed In Black, Placing
This In The Centre Of Your "Mauritius Die"
Sue You Then Stamped Your Sentiment And Cut It Out Using The Small Oval Die.
Finishing Off With Your Mat/Layering Black/Gold/Milk Foundation Card And Your Signature Piercing
HEY HO!!!!!! You Have Yet Again Shared With Us "The Most Classy, Rich, Opulent Card It's Just Divine"
"A First Class Masterpiece" Thank You Sue For The Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and it definitely has that vintage feel to it. Love the gilding on the debossed side of the folder and the two dies speak volumes.

Laine - my profile picture is of a much loved girl who has been gone for over 20 years and was definitely a mummy's cat. She was part Persian (her mummy was naughty lol) and just looked like a ball of fur on very short legs. When she fell in the bath one day she came out the size of a kitten and looking like a drowned rat and it took us ages to dry her off :-)
PPixie - hope you are getting over the migrane, rest up until you feel better.
'P' - poor Harry, I can just see him now and I am sure it all just adds to his character.
June - enjoy your luxury tea with your new friends from the hospital, shame you can't save us all a cake :-)
Tracey - so glad you had a lovely day, you deserve it. Your picture sounds beautiful and how thoughtful of Janice to commission it for you.

Frances

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I absolutely love this vintage-style card, the gilding wax looks stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Disco Queen said...

Stunning card Sue. I love the gilding wax in the background. It works so well with the cream card.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, very sophisticated with a vintage twist, perfect. I'm adding tha Mauritius die to my wish list as if appeals every time I see it. What a fabulous background too, the gilding polish really adds something to an embossed background doesn't it. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Tracey what a beautiful gift, enjoy spending your money xxx
Pam as always such a star xx
June have a wonderful afternoon tea with the ladies xxx
P Harry sounds a real character! Xx
PP take it easy, hope you feel better soon xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

A lovely vintage and classy card.
Doreen R

theresa w said...

Gorgeous card sue x the polished background is stunning x love the mauritius die too x beautiful elegant card x can you tell I love this card ? X thankyou sue for your inspiration x
June have a lovely tea x
Yvonne you poor thing x sending you hugs xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

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

Simply lovely, Sue, but not simple in the wrong way.

Fiki said...

gorgeous card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. I especially like the effect of the embossed background with the gilding polish.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue
A truly beautiful card which to me has a lovely Victorian look and the rich colours are so lovely.

Margaret xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, well I've missed your blog for a few weeks now,
I've been in hospital, I'm black and blue from all the injection I had, I couldn't wait to get home and the first thing I wanted to do was look at your blog, so with cuppa in hand I've looked back at all your cards
I've missed lots of beautiful cards you've made,
I'm so glad I'm home as there was no Signal in the room I was in on the spinal and neuro ward.
I'm back now' and look at all these new dies I love them especially the gum ball machine, what memories they bring back I'm only 44 and I'm talking like I'm 90 anyway it's lovely to be back, big crafty hugs to all, Julie laz xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card today. Love all the inspiration you give us everyday. Not to sure if I commented yes today but I loved those cards as well.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card. love the gilding. thanks Helen

barbara macaskill said...

This stunning creation makes my heart sing! Absolutely gorgeous! I think this would be a perfect masculine card that any male would love and proudly display! You truly are a magician with paper, dies and mediums! This is my favorite stop of each day! TFS!

Rosemary Stickland said...

Fabulous card to start the week.
Rosemary xx

Annie Stamps said...

Lovely card Sue. The gilding polish adds a gorgeous shimmer. Love the edger die, it cuts beautifully.

Annie P
xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Very pretty die and i love the colour scheme. Thank you, Sue.

Suzzette Yandle said...

A dark and mysterious card today. Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques.

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Dawn Holben said...

WOW Sue this is totally stunning, i really love the vintage look.
I really like gilding wax on black card, it just gives such an amazing look
and your dies are perfect with this.
I love this.

Pawprintx4 said...

I always love the look of gilding waxes/polish on dark cardstock. What a beautiful card and pearls for another touch of elegance.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Good afternoon, what a beautiful card to begin the week with, I love this antique look with the gilding wax. Love the dies as well.

Love Dorothy
of Baldock

Donna Golby said...

Afternoon Sue. Have been away on a school trip so only just catching up. This card is lovely and I feel would make a lovely Mother's Day card.
Thanks for the inspiration

Donna Golby

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue ,the gilding wax really sets this card off. Beautiful looking card must try this as you have done using the Deboss side .Thanks for sharing .Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

Jaye said...

I really love the vintage look on this card. The gilding wax on black card gives an amazing look. Also love the dies.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Although I've tried to comment most days I have in fact been on holiday for a week! Nothing exotic but tranquil and relaxing! It's always good to get back home though! Even with the washing which rapidly becomes ironing!
Today's card is beautifully opulent! A real Sue Masterpiece! The Mauritius Die set is beautiful and I love the use of pearls and the gilding polish is scrummy! Thank you.
Tracy - what a lovely gift from your friend Janice - so thoughtful . I wish we could see it too! It's no more than you deserve and have fun choosing the Dies at the top of your List! We all have one!
John is at Hazel's local Craft Shop today so Hazel and Patricia will have had a super time, I'm sure! John must be tired out . He works hard like his mentor!!
Laine - thanks for sending me a hug! It's appreciated! When others are mud slinging it's nice to stand above it all isn't it!! The moral high ground can be a lonely place sometimes!! Lol!
Yvonne - get well very soon! Miss you!
Julie Laz - so sorry to hear you have been so poorly. It's lovely to " see" you today. It sounds as if you have a lot of catching up to do.
Love to all friends on the blog!
Myra xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. Great dies. I love the background, it has a real metallic look and would be great for male cards especially. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I love today's card the gilding wax really helps bring out the embossing love the Mauritius dies
Julie Laz sorry to hear you've been in hospital hope you are improving now
Pp sorry you've been poorly take it easy hope you feel much better soon
Tracey glad you had a good birthday your canvas sounds wonderful enjoy spending your birthday money!
June hope you enjoyed your afternoon tea
Sending good wishes to all

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a stunning card to start off the week. The Mauritius die is one of my favorites. You have really created a dramatic look with the black card and the gold gilding wax but still beautiful and rich looking when embossed.

Have a lovely day.

Beverly

liz spooner said...

This is really stunning Sue.xx

Hazel said...

Good evening Sue. A beautiful card using the gliding wax to just give it that rich look.
Just spent a great day watching John demoing at my local craft shop, using your cascading butterflies and I am now the proud owner of it thanks to my wonderful big sister Patricia buying it for me.

Hazel X

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Pretty card, love using gilding wax as it brings card/paper to life and this one is no exception as it flatters the dies...

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card love these dies.

Barbara V

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you. Love the Guilding Polish . Glad Hazel and Patricia had a lovely day. I knew they would. Made the Easter basket yesterday and am very pleased with it. Pleased that you enjoyed your holiday Myra.

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
Love today's stunning card, everything is beautiful.
Hazel and I have had a fantastic day watching John demonstrating at Hazels local Craft Shop.
A 100 mile round trip for me but worth every mile.
He showed us lots of great ideas, gave us hints and tips and made some beautiful pieces.
Wow! John has been so busy since Wednesday yet he was full of enthusiasm.
He works so hard just like you Sue.
Have a great evening everyone
Patricia xxx

Theresa Pace said...

it almost has a metallic feel to it. love the combo, hugs xx

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Like the idea of sanding after using building waxes/polish.

Teresa

Narrowboat girl said...

Love the Mauritius die. Haven't tried the polish but it looks fab on this card

Laura O' Connor said...

great background,Laura O

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. Love the background. X

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card I love the effect of the gilding polish background x x x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card so elegant love the Mauritius Die
Sorry Sue for not commenting much last week had a horrendous week.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy glad you enjoyed your birth,day& how lovely of your friend gave you some money
Get some lovely Dies. Enjoy the rest of. Your holiday.
PP hope you feel better soon.xx
Elaine hope your ok & Andrew is doing ok too 🤗🤗for you both& Helen too 🤗
Laine hope your getting better have a few of those lazy days 🤗🤗xx
Sending Hug's for all my blog friends 🤗🤗
Sending Hug's for all that need them🤗🤗

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Gorgeous card giving the effect of lace. Love the Mauritius die and Edgers too.
The gilding wax lifts the embossed background. Just a stunning start to the week. X

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What an elegant and classy card you are showing us today,.
The Mauritius Die is so beautiful.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
Love Brenda xxx

Eunice said...

Definitely a very regal feel to this card.

Sandy H said...

Opulent card today. I love the gilding wax and the effect you have created with the Mauritius die.
Julie laz, sorry to hear you have been in hospital. Hope now you are home and can get your daily fix of Sue's blog you'll soon be feeling much better.
Take care everyone.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the effect of the gilding wax.
Di B.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card that looks very classic and expensive. The gilding wax just makes the background pop.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card for a Monday morning! So different! Love the vintage look, the details with these dies and the gilding on the debossed side of the folder ! Another winner.

Pam – Thanks for keeping us informed every day.
Saba - You are full of surprises ... rope and Fifty Shades of Grey and ... you know what? Life is short! Enjoy it in any way possible. Try new (or old) things/tricks! Be happy!
PP/Yvonne – When I read the posts I knew which one is yours without looking at the signature. You're so modest, I mean dark and mysterious. And popular! Welcome back, PP! So many people missed you!
Laine - Oh, you really are your father's daughter (with all due respect for your father).Just saying.
Why you had to open the subject? Do you have the sixth sense? I admit, I am behind schedule with ... everything. What's new? Hope to get back on track in a few days. Now I have other things to do; I got Creative and Expressions catalog and I am working on the shopping list, more like wish list. I want all Sue’s dies once, but the budget is limited. Wouldn’t be nice to win the lottery one day?

Just for you all, have a great day!
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest and the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful

Vie
x

ursula said...

Sorry Sue, was not around yesterday, but this card is just so beautiful, love the milk card together with the black, very appealing, thank you....luv Ursula xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the gilding polish, makes a stunning card.
Di B. x