Sunday, 7 May 2017

You're Special To Me

Good Sunday morning all!   Here's one that will work great for your guy cards if you want!  I started with a piece of silver mirror card and embossed it with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder.  I rubbed Graphite Gilding Polish all over the top of the embossed surface, then buffed it with a piece of kitchen roll to dry and shine it.  Next I very lightly sanded the top of the embossing to give it a more distressed look.  I added a piece of black card with just a thin bit showing on the edges and a slightly thicker mat behind that using the silver mirror card.  For the focal element, I cut the Tahiti die in black and backed it with white.  I cut the next section of the die in silver mirror card and added a white backing to it and stacked it in the centre of the die.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the smallest hexagon and added a slightly larger black mat before seating it in the centre of the die.  I cut the Stitched Flags in varying sizes using both white and black card.  I cut them in half and arranged them so they showed from either edge of the Tahiti die cut.  I added flatback pearls and completed the card with white, black and silver mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6" x  9 1/2" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Nanny Jo!!!
Donita Naylor!!!
Jan in Sheffield!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x

































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117 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely.
Congrats to comment game winners. Yay Donita.
P, poor little Saffron, her time came too early but she was so lucky she found you and the love she deserved. You are definitely an angel.
Elaine, I hope that Andrew us feeling much better now and that they continue to give him the pill with his treatment. Hope Heken and yourself are on the mend too.
Sam have a lovely you know what, wherever it may be. Have a great time.
Lynne, hope you are feeling a little better, it sounded really painful.
Saba, that big glass of the white stuff, the glass wasn't one of those huge decorative wine glasses that are for decoration was it. Anyway you deserve it after all the discomfort over the last few days. Oh by the way your bird flew over my house, my car and front door were covered in it, ugh.
June, what can I say, you astound me with your organisational skills. I'm so impressed.
I googled Scottish tablet and I think the texture us the sane as the dough candy tablet that I loved as a child, must try that one, yum yum.
Take care all, hugs to all especially our poorly and missing friends.
Maureen, hope the physio goes well, we need you back to normal, if just fir poor Georges sake. Take care lovely.

Pam said...

That was cough candy, my fingers aren't working this morning.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful, elegant card. Congratulations to the winners.

ethansnanna said...



Up early as I couldn't sleep, I can see this card being
used for males; it is almost like a police emblem or am
I seeing things??



Doreen x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow just love that background Sue, lovely card. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue., a beautiful card. Congo the lucky winner.
Nancyd xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Fabulous card, love how you've taken down the glare on the mirri card with the graphite colour and the different sized banners are very effective.
Congratulations to all the winners. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Elegant with the embossed silver mirror card! Lovely card!

TDQ Karen said...

Great tip about the gilding polish, congratulations to all the winners x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely card today, I must say that I struggle some times with the polish because I don't get it even or I am too heavy handed, I will have to practice more in order to create something like this.

Pam I reiterate everything you have said. How is your chest infection doing, is it getting any better with the meds.

I have got 100's of dies that I have never used, or might have used just once or twice i.e. spellbinders, memory box, tattered lace, so looks like a mega sale coming up, gosh that is going to take me hours. I am not selling on here Sue so don't worry. On a brighter note it has freed up some more space in my craft room so I might be able to take some of the stuff off the floor and put in the cupboards................am I alone in this or does anyone else have the same problem.

Congratulations to all the winners.

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

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

DeCor said...

Love your card today Sue. It's so nice to have a man card. The embossed
Background is really effective and sets everything off so well. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day. Beautiful here so far!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

A really smart card for the men in our lives, love the Jacobean embossing folder. Thank you for the inspiration.

Debra K. said...

A great card definitely suitable for men! Love the gilding polish on the mirror card, it really looks like embossed metal. Debra x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. The background alone is powerfully stunning I could look at that all day. I agree with your statement about it being a great guy card, but the sentiment is making its way back to you this bright sunny morning. It's such a 'plain' looking card (meant in a lovely way) plain isn't the word but I can't think how to explain what I mean, it's not a wow Sue card with flowers ribbons and stick pins, but it's a ooohh masculine testosterone filled powerful beautiful sample if you see what I'm trying to say !!? I'm leaving it there I'm just making myself sound stupid, hopefully someone will get the same wow feeling I have and understand where I'm coming from ! Many congratulations to the comment winners today all daily regular lovers of this gorgeous blog ☺
I'll send my usual love n hugs your way and hope you both find time to enjoy this lovely spring day together xxx 🌞🌻

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats winners, great card Sue.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
I am really liking the silver mirror in card with the gilding polish, it is such a lovely look and the card looks fabulous.
Congratulations to all of the winners including yesterdays card winner, wow, that is a lovely one, couldnt get to the blog yesterday.
Hugs
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card, with lots of Elements. Lovely mans card but also suitable for a lady.

Barbara V

Craftynetty said...

What a fabulous background. I must practise this one, as mine never look so good. A good card for any occasion. Thank you

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love this beauty as you say A great one for the guys thank you love always June horrocks xxxxxx congrats to the winners

Anne said...

What a stylish card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful background,great card just love it.
Jan x

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card again today Sue. Love the gilding polish on the mirri card.
Congratulations to the winners.

June I know exactly what you mean. All my Christmas craft stuff that isn't suitable for all year round, lives in the loft until I need it and I have boxes all over the floor because all my shelves are so full. There is a double bed in the room I use for crafting but we can rarely have anyone to stay over as you can't actually see it!

Thoughts and prayers to all, also crafty hugs,
D xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Really love the background. I have this folder but never thought of using it on mirror card. Will have to try it if it looks This good. Lovely card. Regards Ann Toppcards

Chris Curry said...

A great card, for a man as you say too Sue. I think the centre of the Tahiti die is perfect to enhance a man's card, it stands out beautifully . Thank you. Xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I agree with you, this would be a great design for the men in our lives. I love the embossed, gilded and sanded background, such a gorgeous effect. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and ideas.
Congratulations to the winners.x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great card and yes perfect for guys

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card, mirror card looks so effective embossed.
Annette x

Kim Dibben said...

Beautiful card Sue xx love the gilded background and as you say a great card for a male xx congrats to all the winners xx love Kim D

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design and the dies are amazing. Congratulations to all the winners. Enjoy your day today. Take care. Hugs xxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, great strong design suitable for the men, love it. Also love how you have distressed the mirror card.
Marion S x

Marion Scott said...

Forgot to say congratulations to this weeks comment game winners. Enjoy your gift

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Gorgeous card with the embossed, gilded and sanded mirror background, Must try that technique as
mirror card can be a little too bright. As you say, good for a man too. I'm another one whose craft room is a mess!!! I try to tidy it up but never quite get there.
Congratulations to your three winners. I can almost hear Donita's screaming!!! Now she'll know what the prizes are Xx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card this morning and yes perfect for a man card, I love the gilding polish and use it a lot now also loving the new Glitter kiss too.

Congratulations to the Winners Enjoy your gift.

Love and Healing hugs to all who are poorly and also those that just need them

Have a lovely Sunday all
Sharon
xxx

Deborah said...

Hi Sue. I really like this card. I think you like the Jacobean embossing folder, you use it quite a bit in your card making! I also use it too! I've been looking back on some of your posts from 2015/16 for inspiration, crazy I know, but definitely worth the visit.
Have a nice day!
Deborah. H. New Milton

Anonymous said...

A great card, Sue, this looks easy to achieve - though don't have any of the dies, could use similar perhaps.
June, was astounded at your organisational abilities - yes, seems a lot of us use the floor and any other available surface. My downfall is rooting through the cardstock time after time to the point of insanity!
Pam, echoing again.
Thank you for Saffron messages, so much appreciated. Hoping for a calm time now.
Well done to the comment winners - hey, Donita, nice holiday surprise!
Hugs - where are you Laine and PP??

'P' in Wales

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, another brilliant card for both men and women.
Love how you have used the Dies.
Congratulations to the winners, enjoy your goodies.
Pam as always I echo your summary. You are such a star reading all the comments to get the information.
Thinking all all who are not so good today.
Patricia xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
I agree a great man card, but would look lovely in other colours too.
Well done the the winners.
Lydia
X

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I love the embossing folder.
Chris xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, the background is amazing. You don't often use mirror card so I was quite suprised when you said you had used it but putting the polish on it really tones it down doesn't it. I must give this a go. I also think this folder is a favourite of yours, but I don't blame you, it's so useful. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to the lucky winners, Donita is going to be so excited! Xxxx
Pam echoing your comments today, hope you are feeling brighter xxx
June you made me laugh, I thought all craft rooms only had a square foot of clear space on the floor, enough to put a chair and your feet and perhaps a passageway to the door! We had to clear the room the other day so the gas man could service the boiler that's in there and it's actually quite a good size room! Xxxxx

Deborah said...

Yes, I too have lots of craft things on the floor!! But now use clear storage containers and drawers, so I can see what's in them!!

I think this card can be quite girly too, with borders and ribbon!?!

Enjoy your wknd everyone, it's supposed to be sunny and warmer!🐝🍦🌞
Deborah. H. New Milton

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love this card. It's amazing how different the mirri card looks after the distressing. Such a good idea and the design is great. Congratulations to the three lucky winners today. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love how you have embossed the Mirri card!
Definitely more masculine now with waxing on it!
Congratulations to all the winners.
Love Marg

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very beautiful & elegant card. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners. Yvonne xx

CROQUET QUEEN said...

Hi Sue,

Love the metallic background.

Croquet Queen x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, I love the embossed background.
B xx

Jean Z said...

Sue, love the card so different .love Jean Z xxx

Suemac said...

Elegant

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, could be used for many occasions.

Congrats to the winners.

Michele

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all.. A stunning card this morning . I love the effect you have created with the gilding polish on the embossed back ground and how you sanded it back...Wendy

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Anything with the Tahiti gets my vote - I just love that die set - not sure if I'd "waste" it on a man card though...lol...maybe just the internal hexes for them especially as I've got all the Pacific Islands to mix and match with...love also what you've done with the background, I really need that Graphite Gilding Polish...

Congratulations to the Comment Game winners - Donita, you're about to find out what the CG prize is - you'll have to report back to us and tell us what you received...

Izzy

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I'm loving this embossing folder and all the dies you have used, a really lovely card.
Congratulations to the lucky Comment Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a great 'man' card. I love the way you have done the background.

Love Rosemarie X X

June, I know where you are coming from. I had a blitz on my craft room yesterday. The trouble is I find something g I had forgotten about and get side tracked. I can now see a bit more of the floor and at least a quarter of the top of my table X

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love the background.

stitchingranny said...

Love it, as you say its perfect for gents, and also very different. It appeals to my sense of "less is more".

Hugs
Helen x

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card i love that E.Folder .
Catherine V94xx

Marion Bull said...

Love this card Sue, all make a great card ofrcmen or when!

Maggie B xx

Lynne L said...

Good Morning Sue Lovely card great for the men but also lovely for the ladies too I love the embossing folder
Thank you ladies for all your get well wishes I'm doing alright just need to keep taking the pain killers for a few days!
Congratulations to all of todays winners
Sending good wishes to all

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love this card, great design and suitable for many different occasions, including guy cards, just use different colour combos. Fab sentiment too. Well done to all the comment game winners. Bx

karenlotty said...

This is gorgeous I love the effect of the gilding polish on mirror card

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. You are right, this would make an excellent card for those difficult men, however, with the addition of a few flowers, it would work equally well for us girls. I love what you have done to create the background.

Lisbeth

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely Card great for the males , i have never tried the Gilding polish ,think i may get some .
Congrats to the lucky winners ,i can see Donita doing a happy dance , well done my lovely xxx

June i don't have a great amount of dies but papers and card a plenty , also a collection of helpful gadgets i bought that i don't use like an envelope maker that takes up space , why do i buy these things ? lol what are we like.

Lynn you have my sympathy ,i hope you are pain free today ,xxxx

Pam , boy are you going to get some good luck with that bird ? i hope some of your luck goes to your work place and the tough guys realise where they are making big mistakes .

Maureen hope the Physio goes well ,you will soon be running up those stairs , sending you my big gentle hug .

Andrew has just told me he feels good and Helen is in less pain , so all is well there .

Sending hugs to all who need one
Elaine H X

hettygarlick said...

That's a lovely card Sue, and, as you say, very suitable for a man. I love the technique with the embossed foil and keep meaning to try it - just haven't got round to it yet!

I received my prize this week from your recent die launch draw. Thank you again - I'm looking forward to using it. xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Sue and congrats to the winners

Gr Karin

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, great for the male cards that are so hard to do.
Congratulations to todays winners, enjoy your gifts ladies, especially Donita, you will be over the moon.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

snowy said...

Gorgeous card, a definite wow. congrats to winners Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

Crafty Cruiser said...
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Crafty Cruiser said...

Perfect male card. It's really lovely.
Doreen R

rosemary powell said...

I have mess on the floor I call it "organised chaos!! Am looking for a stamp , can't find it anywhere so shall hunt through the stuff on the floor. Does anyone know of good storage solutions for dies and card stash??? Xx

ursula said...

Brilliant card, quite dramatic how the gilding wax changes the colour of the silver mirri card, great idea, must give it a try....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely Sue. xxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, an lovely card. Very elegant and I love the gilding polish on the silver mirri card. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Wilsonette Friends,

Oh yes the card is fabulous but what a shock I got seeing my name up there. Wow, oh wow, oh wow! It was like electricity ran through me.

Yes, at last I'll know what the winners get. But what if the rule is that you can't tell?

It's so funny how we say congratulations to the winners, and some people even say "well done," like we did anything! If you hadn't posted when you did, our names wouldn't have landed in the spot to be picked, so thank you for posting when you did. And I'll do my part so you get picked.

About today's card. Do you think a guy would think the embossing folder was a little girly-swirly? It sure looks good to me, though.

You guys have made me so happy today. Especially you, Sue.

Love,
Donita

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
I'm liking this card and the gilding wax is definitely something I must try out l need to do a man,s card tomorrow so l shall be watching this tutorial again
Joy Xx

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone. I have been looking amoungst my dies and trying to figure out a man card. This one is perfect . I have the die but not the guilding polish or the folder but have others that I could use.
I am looking for friends on here as I have had a rough time lately with cancer, stress, depression and anxiety and my spine is wearing away top and bottom. I am 58 years old and live in Pontardawe Swansea. I am quite bright most of the time as meds have helped me. I am a new crafter and would welcome any tips. Even the odd email would be great. I dote on my black jack Russell Dylan. He has to have operation to morrow, 3 lumps removed. He is 9 years old and hates the vets. I am really worried about him. I am married with 2 grown up children . Would love to hear from anyone who has 5 minutes to spare have a lovely weekend all . Congratulations to winners. I won a stamp set last week it is spring flowers fab
Thanks Sue. Am thinking of all who are I'll and cares xxxxxxxxxxx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,must try gilding wax you get a lovely effect,
Welcome to Rosemary hope Dylan will be ok xx
Best wishes
Karen M

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and it does have a masculine feel to it, love that embossing folder its next on my list!! Congratulations to Nanny Jo, Donita and Jan, enjoy your prizes
Pam will echo your lovely comments if I may and send extra hugs to Maureen in advance of her physio xxx

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love that background.
Beverley W

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today, and as you say can be used for those pesky males.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue great card. I do like the way you have used the graphite gilding polish it just tones down the mirror card enough.
Wendyx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, and for those special males. In fact, I've got one to make, so I shall base mine on yours. I'll change it slightly but the idea is certainly yours.
Fabulous.
Hugs, Rose

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

This is a great 'guy' card, gorgeous

Congratulations to this week's comment winners... enjoy!

June x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Today's Sentiment Comes Right Back To You You're Special To Us All
Well My Wonderful Friend, You've Done It Yet Again, Am I Surprised
Gosh NO!!! Way. Everyday I Open Your Remarkable Blog You Share With Us Your
Truly Tremendous Cards, I Love This As For Me I Would Love This Card, Because
Of The Colour Combination, I Must Admit I'm Still Unsure About Mirror Card, But I Love
It With The Stupendous Gilding Polish. (Truly Outstanding)
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"You're Special To Me" (Sentiment)
"Creative Expression Jacobean Floral Embossing Folder Designed By Sue Wilson"
"Creative Expression Luxurious Graphite Gilding Polish"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam" (Not Mentioned But I Know You Always Use This Product)
"Creative Expression Flatbacked Pearls"
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Black/Silver Mirror Card"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson Pacific Ocean Collection Tahiti Die Set"
"Sue Wilson Frames/Tags Collection Stiched Flags Die Set"
Today's Card
As Always You Start By Taking A Piece Of Card, Cut To The Size You Require Today It's "The Silver Mirror Card"
Then You Embossed Your "Mirror Card" Using "The Exquisite Jacobean Floral Embossing Folder" Which Looks
Just Outstanding.
Then You Took "The Stupendous Graphite Gilding Polish" (This Product Is Just Scrumptious) You Rubbed It All
Over Your Embossed Card, Sue, You Then Took A Piece Of Dry Kitchen Roll Then Buffed Up Your Embossed
Card.
Next You Slightly Sanded Your Embossed Card To Create A More Distressed Look, You Added A Piece Of "Black Card"
Giving Just A Thin Mat Showing At The Edges (Only) Then You Added A Slightly Wider Mat Behind, Using
"The Silver Mirror Card" So Just Mat/Layering On Edges Only.
Placing "Mounting Foam" To The Back (It Doesn't Mention This But You Always Use I Apologise If I'm Incorrect)
Adding The Embossed Background To A Piece Of "Coconut White Card" With Your "Famous Signature Piercing"
Then A Mat/Layer Of "Silver Mirror/Black/Coconut White Card To Finish Background.
Next For The FABULOUS FOCAL POINT You Cut Out "The Tahiti Decorative Die" Out Of "Black Card"
Backing This In A Solid Piece Of "Coconut White Card" Sue, You Then Cut The Next Section Of The Die
The Hexagon Shape In "Silver Mirror Card" Adding A "Coconut White" Backing To It Then Placed This To
The Centre Of Your Die, You Stamped Your Sentiment "You're Special To Me" You Cut This Out Using The
Smallest Hexagon Die, Adding A Slightly Larger Black Mat, Before Placing This To Centre Of Your Die.
Sue, Next You Cut Out "The Stiched Flags" In Various Sizes In Both "Coconut White/Black Card"
Then You Cut Them In Half, You Arranged Them So They Showed From Either End Of "The Tahiti Die Cut"
Then Added "Flat Backed Pearls" You Placed This Into The Centre Of Your Embossed Background.
Sue, What Can I Say Other Than This Is Just Exquisite "The Gilding Polish" Is Just So "LUXURIOUS"
I Could Never Go Back To The Small Pots (Using Ones finger) When You've Got Such An "OUTSTANDING
PRODUCT" As These.
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today's Extremely Exquisite Card With Us Today
Thank You For All Your Extremely Hard Work, You Inspire Me Each Day, I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful, Warm Fond Wishes For Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
"Congratulations 👏👍 To All This Weeks Extremely Lucky Comment Gift Winners Enjoy".........



Vie Carter said...

Great card

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Like many other crafters, I struggle with making guy cards so I'm always excited for ideas. Thank you for such a beautiful/handsome card.

Jan D., FL, USA

sued99 said...

Fab card. Love its simplicity. x

Fiki said...

very nice!

Littlelamb said...

Congratulations to the winners today. Love the card today Sue. I don't all these dies but have the Guilding Polish and Mirri card so will see what I can do. Sure I can think of something and have three males cards to make this month. Two in the same family so will need to be different. Echoing Pam again.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous, elegant and classy!

Jan
in Sheffield

Suzzette Yandle said...

Thank you for another card great for those men in my life. Masculine cards are always a challenge for me. I like how you sanded the embossed area after gilding. Your card ideas are always so terrific. I think your card designs are on a step above most designer's cards because you go that step or two or three or four above other designers. And I love that you do!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very striking card today and suitable for just about anyone who doesn't like frills and flowers :-) I love the distressed embossed card and the way you have used the Stitched Flags.

Rosemary - I hope that Dylan's op goes well tomorrow, it is always a worry when our pets are with the vet.

'P' - wishing you some calm and peaceful time. We have started to get visits from a very special little cat who has appeared out of nowhere (as they seem to do) and I want to find out where he/she belongs.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners - Nanny Jo, Donita and Jan. Enjoy playing with your prizes.

Frances

Sue MacFall said...

Great card for men as you say, Sue. Love the colours and the use of mirri card and an embossing folder. Thank you.

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Lovely card

Congrats to all the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Sharon Tarpinian said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for sharing with us all.

Eunice said...

Lovely card, nice to see a male card. Congrats to the winners.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is a great male card as Marian said a strong card.Congratulations to all the comment winners enjoy your prizes.
Elaine I am so glad today is a better day for you all.Pam I hope you are managing to have a rest this weekend.

STELLA MUNN said...

Perfect for the fellas. Love it. Thanks Sue x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card, I love the effect you achieve with the
graphite gilding polish on the mirror card.
Rosemary xx

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to this week's comment winners!
I love the graphite gilding polish over the stunning embossing! It makes this an extraordinarily elegant card! Absolutely stunning! TFS!

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I love this card, the graphite gilding polish makes a beautiful background.
When I first looked at this card it made me think it's a trophy ha ha.
Hope you're having a good day love Brenda XXX

Viki Banaszak said...

I love the background. That graphite gilding polish is a great look.

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, love the look and shine on this card.xx

Karen Drew said...

Love this card. I do like how you have used the fag dies
Luv
Karen xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love today's card. It's elegant and striking.
Pam, hope you are improving and the meds are working their magic. I also hope you get good news from work soon. George is complaining of hard work, I've told him not to moan and get on with it ha ha. Physio comes on Tuesday, oh we'll have a grand time!!!!
June, floor - what floor? I have a swing rope tied to the light fitting and do a Tarzan like swing to get to my chair ha ha.
Donita, what can I say - congratulations, shh you can tell me what you get, I won't say a word lol.
Congratulations also to Nanny Jo and Jan.
Elaine, it's good that Andrew and Helen are improving, it will be a load of your mind.
Myra, you know that Littlelamb doesn't encourage us to buy things - much!!!
PP and Laine - where are you, we miss your inanities, although we enjoy them very much ha ha.
Pat L, you really should feel sorry for the physio - he doesn't know what's ahead of him!!!
'P' I meant to say that I was sorry to read about Saffron,
Rosemary, I'm so sorry to read your post and hope that Dylan's op is a success tomorrow. We all support each other here on Sue's blog.
love to all that are lonely, in pain, their carers and George for being a brick (oblong and red ha ha)!
Maureen xxxx

Barbara said...

Fantastic card Sue!
I really love the embossing, it really stands out.

ROSEMARY good luck with Dylan tomorrow, you cant help but worry. My 14 yr old Bichon got all his teeth out about six months ago and I was worried sick but it had to be done. He is now jumping about like a dog half his age!!!!!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card sue x the embossed background look amazing x thankyou sue x
Congratulations to the lucky winners x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I think this has a rich, elegant look to it and as you say it would work really well as a male card. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Nanny Jo, Donita Naylor and Jan in Sheffield.

Best wishes

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Beautiful card Sue it's gorgeous love he colours you have used
Rosemary Powel I hope all goes well tomorrow with your little pooch they do worry us at times don't they
Sorry you seem to be having a tough time at the min I do hope someone gets in touch I live in South Yorkshire so a bit to far to commute. Lol
Sending you big but gentle hugs x
Elaine Helen and Andrew still in my thoughts and prayers
Pam I will again echo your comments on our other Wilsonetts
June you should see my craft space
Congratulations to all the comment winners Donita I bet you were extatic when you read today's post
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

This is lovely Sue. Do like the colour of the gilding polish.
Jan
Northampton

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is absolutely stunning and you are so right about it being perfect for
male cards too.
I really love the detail on this.

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
I love the look you have achieved with the Jacobean embossing folder and gilding wax, something I definitely to give a whirl. The Tahiti die is one of my absolute favourite dies so this card is a delight to see. To my mind it's perfect for both male and female recipients. Thank you.

Congratulations to the lucky lucky comment prize winners, bet you are super excited.
Donita hope you've got over the shock, hopefully your hair isn't standing on end!
Oh Pam, so sorry my bird found its way to you, I didn't tell it where you lived, honestly. The only problem with the big glass I used yesterday was the little China mouse stuck to the bottom! My mum had one of those years ago!!
June, it's the curse of crafters, we live in a world of total crafting chaos, I vaguely remember once being a tidy person.
"P" have another hug, I think you are probably still feeling sad.
Rosemary I hope all goes well for Dylan, hope you get some companionship by being one of Sue's Wilsonettes.
Elaine it's good to hear things are a little better today.
Laine and PP, missing you heaps.
Oh Maureen you do make me laugh, heaven help poor George.
I'm leaving my cottage tomorrow, sad to go, I could stay here forever, but excited to be seeing my youngest grandson for a few days before heading back to Germany. I have some crafting shopping to do first though!
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

After a very long day, long but great, I finally managed to comment on this elegant and classic card. Lovely.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

The card is beautiful.(Is it for a guy?I don’t know ... maybe without the embossing background and the pearls).I love the simplicity and elegance of the design. I love the Jacobean Floral embossing folder and the dies that you used. Thank you for the inspiration.

Congratulations to the winners!

Donita – You won’t believe it, but I had a feeling you will be one of today’s winners! That why I wasn’t surprised at all to see your name. I am happy one of Wilsonettes across the pond won one of Sue’s beautiful cards. Hope you’ll let us know what card you received. Till then enjoy your vacation!

Hugs,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card

Marie said...

Good morning Sue and all the other Wilsonettes. I start all my days on the PC and your blog is my first port of call. I haven't yet tried the gilding paste but will do so very soon. Being housebound I have to purchase on line so could do with a little advice on what to buy first . Today's card is a stunner Sue. Thank you for sharing.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous cards today. Thanks Helen Terry xxx