Monday, 31 December 2012

Orphan Cards


Hi bloggers!  Happy New Year's Eve!  Last year I put up my orphan card post and thought I'd make this an annual thing.   By "orphan cards" I mean those cards that I made that I haven't felt were either good enough or just didn't come out like I had envisioned so they were never blogged.  So they are, in effect, orphans.  Last year I drew a name from the list of those who left comments about the cards to win the cards and give them a home (so they were no longer orphaned!)  If you feel like you can give a loving home to these poor cards, then please leave me a comment.  I will draw a name and announce the winner on Wednesday's post.  Have a safe and wonderful new year's eve!  All for now, Sue x














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Pam said...

Happy New Years Eve Sue. I cant imagine that any of your cards could be considered "orphan cards". They are lovely. I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year (and all of the bloggers too) and look forard to a great year of new designs from your very talented mind and hands. Best wishes

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue happy new years eve well i think these card are all beautifull cant see why theyvare orthan cards i would be very happy if i recieved any of these cards. You are such a talented lady and im looking forward to see what you have for us in 2013. So take care Sue.

Debs Artliff

Karen R said...

Happy New Year and thanks for all the card ideas, I particularly like the labels ones. Look forward to seeing more of your lovely cards in 2013.

Eemeli said...

Happy New Years Eve Sue. These cards look adorable and I don't think they should be called orphans because they are lovely.
I am looking forward to see what kind of talented creations you put up for us in the new year 2013.

Hugs, Eemeli

tracy w said...

Happy New Year Eve Sue. Can not make my mind up which one i love the most keep up the good work and i will keep blogging next year best wishes tracy w xx

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, any card made by you would be given pride of place in my house. You may feel they are orphans but to me they are works of art. Being able to blog every day with all these gorgeous cards has transformed my card making as you have inspired me to try different wonderful projects. Thank you Sue and have a very Happy New Year.

Wilma x x

Gail said...

Morning Sue, not sure how you can class these cards as orphans!
They are all great.
Gail C x

baglady said...

Hi Sue. The 'remembering with you' card I thought was beautiful to send as a bereavement card. May I wish you a fantastic 2013 and look forward to seeing more of your talented work. Regards. Linda x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I would gladly adopt any one of your beautiful cards and give it a loving home! Love them all!
Happy New Year to you and your family and hope 2013 brings you and everyone else a healthy, happy year. Love Jean

Jan.moogie said...

Happy New Year Sue, Lovely job on the orphan cards and I would love to adopt one and although I am torn between all of them I quite like Remembering you and the Happy birthday one. Mind you they all have the Sue Wilson style. xx

melanie said...

Happy new year hope its good for you and your family tomorrow .Melanie

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I would love to be the owner of a Sue Wilson original - these are just lovely. I would be a proud new parent indeed. I would hate to show anyone my orphan cards - they have either been binned they were so awful(a 'disaster darling' as Craig Revel Horwood would say!) or kept for A&E surgery at a later date. HNY and looking forward to more of your wonderful creations in 2013
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

These are absolutely stunning cards Sue and I cannot for the life of me see why you feel they are not good enough for your blog. I would dearly love to give these beautiful cards a loving home.

Happy New Years Eve Sue to you and your family. I hope 2013 brings you all you wish for.

Michelle E xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
I would adopt any of your 'orphans' and would treasure my Sue original. My orphans are only good enough for the bin ( after I've taken what I can off it) lol A very happy New Year to you and your family and I am looking forward to 2013 to see what beautiful creations you bring us.
Hugs x
Heather T
P.S. my favourite card is 'You colour my world'

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Clare W has already said exactly what I wanted to. Can't wait to see what you come up with in 2013.
Beverley W

Heather said...

Happy New Year Eve to you Sue Have a great time tonight!

I would feel very privileged to have one of your orphans as you call them though why you think they were not good enough to show I shall never know. Can't wait for your new ideas for 2013!!!!!

HAPPY CRAFTING NEW YEAR to everyone else.
Crafty Hugs

Heather Rogers xx

Anonymous said...

Happy new year sue to you and your family. All these orphans cards are lovely and I would be so proud to have one. Can't wait to see what inspiration you have for us bloggers for 2013. Keep crafting.
Janet

jane gray said...

Morning sue. Glad im not the only one who has second thoughts about their creations. One thing i have learnt is beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the person who gets the card loves it, so there is no such thing as a dud card.

Take care and have a very happy new year.

Janex

Amanda said...

Nothing orphan to these cards in my eyes! They're all gorgeous.
Thanks for all the inspiration through the year and sharing your card ideas & creations.
Have a wonderful 2013!

Jenni Murphy said...

Hi Sue These are all beautiful cards not orphans at all! Thanks for all the inspiration in 2012 can't wait to see what the New year brings. Wishing you a very Happy New Year Jen x x x

nancyd said...

Morning sue, not orphans at all they would find a
Good home anywhere and certainly in my house
Some of the colours are a bit dark but not a bad
Thing for a lot of people.
Happy hogmanay to all from Scotland.
Nancy xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I would more than happy to adopt any of your lovely "Orphans". It is reassuring that even you sometimes have doubts about a card though. Thank you for giving us the chance to view them. Wishing you a very Happy New Year, and I am looking forward to seeing many more of your wonderful cards. Take care.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
How can you call any of these cards 'orphans'. They are still full of your inspiration and techniques and beautiful. Don't forget that if when complete they are not exactly what you wanted or envisaged all are beautiful in their own way. We all are!!
Janet x

Joesgrandma said...

If these were my orphans then I'd be very proud od them! All 9 are lovely. Happy 2013 to you Sue!

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
I also cannot believe any of your cards could be called "Orphan Cards". They are always turned our beautifully, and I would be very happy to receive on of your cards. I have sent many to the C & C show and they have been shown, so receive one from you would make my day. I love the black and red card seems to have an oriental theme to it.
A happy New Year to you and your family
Hugs
carol xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue Hope you have a wonderfull New Year these cards are stuning you can drop off any of your orphans off at my house any day hope you keep designing your wonderfull cards in 2013 as there insperation to us all. Best Wishes for the New Year to come

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Happy New Years Eve.These cards are lovely and an inspiration like all your cards.Thank you for your blog in 2012 and looking forward to what there will be for us all in 2013.

Hellma said...

Sue i,m up for ADOPTION of any of your creations, especially like them all and would gladly give them a forever home. Happy New Year.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.
All beautiful cards Sue. I would love to give them a kind caring home. One where they would feel wanted and cherised.

Val in Spain xxx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Your orphans are far better than my 'best'! Although with your lovely examples to view each day, they are getting better! I too would love to give a card a home!
Happy new year!
Anne O

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, these cards are all lovely, just like the rest! You bring us so much inspiration and your blog is the first thing I look at when I log on each morning. Happy New Year!!! See you in 2013... :)

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, "Orphan Cards" never. They are all lovely and would find a grateful home with me. Happy New Year to you and yours as well as all bloggers. Lol and hugs Lynne M & fur babies x x x

Sue - said...

Good morning Sue. Happy New Year to you and your family. Those poor orphans!! They're all lovely and definitely need a good home!

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

morning Sue
Your orphans are truly stunning i would happily adopt any one of them

Fran said...

Morning Sue These cards are beautifull you can drop these orphans off at my house anyday. hope you keep blogging in the New Year as your an insperation to us all have a Great New Year all the Best Fran xx

Craftetter said...

Happy New Year Sue and hope 2013 brings you lots of joy and happiness. Looking forward to seeing you ideas in 2013.
Hugs Elaine

Di Hill said...

Good morning Sue another great batch of cards, don't know how you can call them "orphan cards".
Been looking at your blog now for quite some time but never left a comment.
Just wanted to say thank you for the grest ideas and techniques really appreciate the time and effort you put into the daily post.

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Happy New Year Good Health,Peace and Happiness to you and your loved ones.

I would love to adopt an Orphan and give it a good home it would be an honour.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Your 'orphan' cards are beautiful, and deserve a good home.

Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year. X

kimberley said...

Sue ,you are far too hard on yourself.Your orphan cards are lovely as always-I certainly wouldn't put them away for no-one to see.Hope you all have a good hogmany and a very happy ne'erday,slante,x.

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue hope you have a fantastic new year. All the cards are great and I especially love the first one with it bright colours.

Here's to a even better 2013. X

SerenePolly said...

Good morning Sue

These are lovely so can't agree with the orphan tag!!111

Thanks for all the support and inspiration you give us all year long Happy New Year to you and all your followers!

Christine
xx

Dawn said...

Hi Sue I would happily give any one of these beautiful cards a loving home. Thank you for taking the time to post on your blog every day for the past year and your wonderful inspiration. Happy New year to you and your family
Hugs Dawn S. xxxxx

jucrook said...

Hi Sue. Happy new year. It's a bit like going to a dog rescue centre-they all appeal and you can't make up your mind which one is right for you. You can't believe that no-one else wants them! Hope you have a great 2013 and I am looking forward to starting each of my days with a read of your blog. Ju

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, Happy New Years Eve to you and your Family. Don't think "orphan" is a good word for your beautiful and amazing cards. You do really really spoil us all.

Best wishes for a prosperous New Year to you and all.

Love June
xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

I can only reiterate what all the other bloggers have said, your 'orphan cards' too good not to show. Love the green believe in you and the teal laced ones in particular.

Donna Jones

gwen70 said...

Happy New Year Sue, I love these cards and would happily give any of them a home

cebelica said...

All of these cards are gorgeous. I like the diversity of them!

Happy New Year!

Hugs! xx

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

What a fantastic way to end the year with not one but a veritable bevy of Sue beauties. Each and every one are beautiful in their own right and all so different and all deserve to find a home where I am sure they will be proudly displayed and If I am lucky enough to be chosen I have exactly the spot in my craft room.

Happy New Year Sue to yourself and your family and I look forward to 2103 and all your wonderful creations.

Rose in Chester said...

Whilst not all of the "orphans" are to my taste, I certainly like some of them. So......... here's a home for them.
Thank you for all your fantastic work throughout the year and for giving all of us inspiration every day. I don't know how you do it but please keep it up.
A Happy and Healthy 2013 to you and yours, too.

Patricia said...

I particularly love the Iris card it is so beautiful, please could we have some more of this type the stamps are amazing. Happy New Years eve to you and a Very Happy New year to you and all at Create and Craft. When are you back on our screens.
Regards Patj

Mariek said...

I think all your cards are stunning, thank you for all your cards during the last year, these are much appreciated and I love looking every day to see what you have for us all.

bluebell said...

hello sue well this is very nice of you to do. i like the iris card. it reminds me of when i went to jersy on hols. went to see a very rich ladies house an the humble purple iris was allong her long curved drive. she could have had any flower,but had irises. love bluebell-flowerwood thankyou for a chance to maby get a card.

nattyboots said...

First off Sue
Thank you for your blog and the works of art that you show us each and every day, you are a true inspiration to us all

I would just like to wish you and yours and all who follow a very Happy and Healthy New Year .

I think all your orphan cards are beautiful ,i would gladly give a good home to any one of them.

Elaine H X

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Happy new year to you and yours. All beautiful cards. Love the irises but they all have a beauty of their own. Cant see why you say they are orphans !!!
Audrey x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
It was nice to see the cards you feel were not up to scratch for you, I have looked at them and thought 'they have definitely come out of the 'Sue' house, but they do look like you have not totally finished them for some reason, poor little orphans, hope they find a new home.
I wish you a Wonderful New Years Eve, Sue, hope you and your family have a fantastic 2013.
Looking forward to all the new ideas, Project books, blog posts, your never ending inspiration and the Ally Pally and Kettering shows, I am sure 2013 will be as much a whirlwind as 2012.
Best Wishes to everyone.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Michelle(happy2craft)

Addicted to your blog said...

Hi Sue,

You make me laugh- you have very high standards so I guess I "get it" some of the cards are not quite as colourful as your usual designs but I think you are being very harsh I love the pretty pink one and the red and black are always a great colour combination but I echo everyone else's comments and agree they don't deserve to b rejected - I would feel very privileged to own one!

Hope you have a happy New Year's Eve

Alice xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

They are beautiful but I am overflowing already with handmade cards from others which I can't part with so please don't enter me into this draw as much as I would love them. Happy New Year and look forward to more of your beautiful work next year xx

Ceri's Mmum said...

Hi Sue of this is how you treat "orphans" can I become one please. You are too hard on yourself, as always your cards are beautiful.
Do hope you have a very Happy New Year. Please keep bringing us your wonderful work.
Dawn W

sued99 said...

Happy New Year. I'd give these cards house room any day. They're full of inspiration as usual.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a treat to see so many cards on your daily post. I am just amazed with all the cards that still have not been on your blog what with the Christmas cards and nw the Orphan cards which are all wonderful. Wishing you an Happy New Year and I will look forward to my first year of full crafting with only started to make cards in 2012. Take Care and be safe Love Michelle xxx

Jenny said...

Morning Sue. If I could make an orphan card as good as yours I would never bother to make anything else. The white and lilac birthday card is so crisp! Jenny.

Marion said...

Hi Sue I would gladly give a home to one of your orphans especially the iris one ,i think that one is stunning.wishing you a Happy New Year and looking forward to whats to come in the new year.
Love Marion

Clare said...

They're all gorgeous cards, I would be happy to receive any of them. I particularly like the first one. Hope you have a good New Year.

Clare x

Joanna said...

Happy New Year to you Sue and all your wonderful bloggers. By no means are any off these cards Orphans, they are our Sue Wilsons Originals and all your cards are very beautiful and unique to you. I would be very proud to produce anything that was half as good as your cards Sue XxXxXx

Maryann said...

And why would these be orphans? There´s nothing wrong with them for me to see, so I think it´s just you, who´s too hard on your self hun. They´re all gorgeous and sooo well made as always.
Have a very HAPPY and SAFE NEW YEAR to you and your family Sue, and I´ll be looking forward to tons of wonderful inspiration from you again in the new year too and thanks for everything in the this old year here.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I would willingly give a home to any of your 'orphans'. What a diversity of colour and style. There really is no limit to your talents. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and looking forward to more wonderful ideas and inspiration from you in 2013. YvonneMayxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, These cards would grace anyone's mantlepiece, they are beautiful, I would love to give them a good home, they would be cherished.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Carol Tomlinson said...

I would love to give a home to an 'orphaned' card, I think they are all gorgeous! Keep up the good work, looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful cards in 2013. Happy New Year! xx!

Wendy L said...

All so beautiful. xxx

Anonymous said...

hi Sue.
I love your blog and check it everyday for inspiration. Thank you so much for doing this.
I love your orphans, especially the red and black oriential type one, but I would gladly give any of them a good home.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year and all of 2013.

baconbits said...

Good Morning Sue,
I would dearly love to adopt the orphaned cards - these cards are amazing even if you are not so sure.
Heres to another year of creativity and inspiration from the fab Sue.
Wising you a very happy New Year.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Carol H said...

Can't think why you would call them orphan cards, the are beautiful.

Valerie Boyle said...

hi Sue... the previous post was from me... with no name.... sorry..
Val Boyle

Lin W said...

I would be so proud if I had made cards half as good as these, they are fantastic.
Happy new year to everyone
xxx

Izzwizz said...

Hi sue, this is such a great idea, but there are some fab cards in there. The black, white and grey one with the paved pearl edging is superb. So different, I love it. Maddy x

dutchess said...

Oh Sue how could you be such a bad Mom to talk about your beautiful cards like that!.....I love the Iris one and bought the die and the stamp when you did I a demo on C&C.....and I had the most wonderful day playing with my extendable die with the butterfly and flowers on.....
I hope you have a lovely day to day and wish you and yours a happy 2013......hugs Margaret xxxxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue and Happy New Year to you

I love your "orphan" cards...they are beautiful

Sue xx

foxyg said...

Hi Sue
The cards are really gorgeous, and I'd be delighted to receive any one of them.

Heres to a fabulous crafty 2013.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue,
Just back after being with my mum for Christmas so have a few days blogging to catch up on but what a start. Each card is unique but we all have cards where we feel something is not quite right and others love them. We are all our own biggest critics but like all your friends here I like all your cards though some more than others.
Wishing you and your family and all your blog followers a happy and healthy 2013 and I know we all look forward to seeing where your inspiration takes us!
with love from Jackie D

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, they are not quite up to what we expect from you! However, there are many of us that would have been happy to have made them!!
Have a great evening and can't wait to see what you come up with in 2013. Big hugs, Carol S.xx

Sue Parish said...

Oh poor little orphans! But they're all lovely! My favourite 3 are The Red, Black and Kraft Happy Birthday, the I Believe in You and You Colour my World, closely followed by You are Loved and Congratulations with the other few close behind! There isn't one I wouldn't offer a loving home to!
Happy New Year to you and yours, Sue - and to all of you who love this blog as much as I do,
Sue xxx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Happy new year to you and yours

Especially love the first 3 cards and the last 4 cards, you are a very talented lady

Thank you for all the inspiration you give us

Happy new year to all your bloggers

Happy crafting...

June x

Sandra F said...

Happy New Years Eve Sue. I think all the cards are lovely and would be pleased if I'd received one. Looking forward to seeing what new dies and ideas you'll be bringing us in the new year. xx

scofessex said...

Morning Sue, I wish my rejects where as good as yours. Happy New Year.

SC

Lacelady said...

Happy New Years Eve Sue. OMG, I would love to become a 'parent' and adopt your orphan cards. My cup would runneth over.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Well these may not be up to your high standard but they are just fine for me.
I love the Happy Birthday one with the flower so pretty.

Happy New Year to you and your family and look forward to seeing more of your creations in 2013.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and Happy New Year's Eve to you and yours.
I could never imagine that any of your cards would be a disappointment as they are works of art each and every one of them and your give much inspiration to us crafters. Looking forward to your inspiration in 2013 and to whatever new ideas/products come our way.
Thanks as always
Caroline MacH

Jean Z said...

Good morning Sue , love the cards you are too hard on yourself wish we all could come up with ideas like you do. I wish you your family and all the bloggers a Happy New Year Love Jean Z xx

Annie said...

Good morning Sue and Happy New Years Eve! I've been in the wilds of Scotland for a week WITHOUT INTERNET and boy! have I had withdrawal! But my addiction was rewarded with so many of your gorgeous cards to catch up with on my return to technical civilisation.
LOL! "Orphan" cards - aaah! being a newbie still, I would love to produce a card even close to one of your orphans! LOL!
I hope you had a lovely Christmas break and wish you all the best for 2013 (all the bloggers too :-))May the new year hold exciting prosperous gorgeous card making for all of us.
Love and hugs Annie

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, its nice to know that the experts also make cards that they don't think come upto scratch. However some of these cards are gorgeous and i can still see inspiration in them all. I think even if we don't like the outcome we still learn something.
Happy and healthy new year to you and all your family.
Thank you for such an inspiring blog and projects.
Emma

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I would adopt your orphans, they would sit in front of me to give me the inspiration to think outside the box, I have loved seeing your blog every day you usually have something I can adapt to make a card.
The purple squares would be 'my' card as that is beautiful but they ALL are.
Wishing you, your family and followers a very happy and healthy 2013
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

HiggiSue said...

Happy Now Year Sue, to you your family and blog followers. Im up to adopt! I am a firm believer that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This cards were creations of your artistic talent while you may not ne happy with them, there is always a reason for them being created...... Even if we can't figure it out. Id happily become an adoptive parent. Best wishes
Sue H xxx

Gill Curtis said...

Love the one with the borders and flowers

Gill Curtis said...

love the 3rd one with the borders ans flowers - keep up the good work

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Thank you for giving your 'orphans' an airing. Personally I should be proud to have made any one of them and would love to adopt any of them. I think you are too hard on yourself, they are lovely.
Happy New Year'Eve.
Erica x

Susan White said...

Happy Hogmanay Sue! Poor little orphan cards - I think they would deserve a place in their own right on your blog on any day of the year!! I especially like the brown congrats card - perfect for a male recipient, maybe for a special birthday? Happy New Year to you and yours.
Susan x

Janice K said...

Happy New Year Sue, it's reassuring to see that even you have cards that you're not 100% happy with. Although I would be delighted to produce any of these examples!! Looking forward to another year of great crafty inspiration! x

nuttinanni said...

Poor little orphans,I will quite happily give them a home. If these are not your 100%ers then i have absolutely nothing to worry about when my own creations go haywire!
I wish you a Happy New Year with many blessings for good health and happiness. Cheryl x

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely cards Sue.love them all,
Happy New Year

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
You are so hard on yourself, these cards are great. Here's to you in 2012 and to an amazing 2013,

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, Happy New Year to you, may your inspiration continue all through the new year. I wish my orphan cards were this good. Bx

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
You are so hard on yourself, these cards are great. Here's to you in 2012 and to an amazing 2013,

Jess Watson said...

Happy New Year Sue and all the bloggers. I love all your orphan cards Sue, you have given us so
Much inspiration in your daily blogs. All the best for 2013, I can't
Wait to see what brilliant
Ideas you have up your sleeve. Take care, Jess xx

utilitygirl said...

Happy New Year Sue, looking forward to seeing more of your creations in 2013. I have the iris stamp used in the first card, so will be using it as inspiration soon.
Thanks for all your lovely ideas in 2012. Looking forward to what is to come in 2013 xx

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, I think I understand what you mean about these cards! Although they are lovely, if the were laid out with other cards I'd not pick these out as yours! They seem to be missing your stamp on them! My favourite woul be the black one I think it's really nice. Happy new year to you and ll your family. Hugs Sonia

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I would be more than happy to 'adopt' any one of your orphans they all have something special about them (SW inspiration and technique) and would cherished and displayed with pride in my craft room.
Happy New year to you and your family

salem said...

happy new year i rip bits off cards i dont like and make another card from them ,i cringe at my first efforts

Tracie Carmody said...

Hi Sue, I know what you mean by than cards as I definitely have some. Looking at yours though blurry the are gorgeous.

Thank you for your inspiration I have become a better caretaker becsysr of you blog

Happy New Year

Trace xx

Anonymous said...

Dont know what happened the screen froze. (at 10:54) Anyway as I was saying Happy New Year to you and your family and all of your Blog followers
Love BrenLel

Tracie Carmody said...

My sincere apologies about above post. Its this Samsung phone and tiny keys and predictive text hope you understand what I was actually posting x

nannapat said...

Good morning Sue. It shows what high standards you have if these are 'orphaned'. I hope you have a great New Year's eve and a happy, healthy 2013 full of wonderful craftiness!! Hugs, Pat x

Tracie Carmody said...

Hi Sue, I know what you mean by than cards as I definitely have some. Looking at yours though blurry the are gorgeous.

Thank you for your inspiration I have become a better caretaker becsysr of you blog

Happy New Year

Trace xx

hotpotato said...

Hope you have a Happy New Year Sue.

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, These are definitely not orphan. I particularly like the black and white one, and the red one. You are too hard on yourself.

I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year, and to all other blog members.

Love Rosemarie xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Once again a selection of beautiful cards. Why oh! why would you call these Orphans??? they are all stunning.
Really looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the New Year.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

hazel said...

Wow Sue you do have alot of orphaned cards. They are all beautiful the first one i really like as i love irises but the rest are equally as nice. xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Sue - like us all some you win and some you don't but you have more winners than losers! Like Rosemarie I also like the red one.
Val C Xx

maxine h said...

Hi Sue, I love the fact that you call these your orphan cards lol, I have plenty of them believe me, we all do it, looks ok in our head but on card NO lol. I wouldn't put yours in my orphan pile though, but I guess thats because you are so hard on yourself and when you make so many there will always be ones you arent sure of, gives the rest of us hope tho.
I'd be happy to adopt any of your cards, they are all lovely.
Thanks for the inspiration throuout 2012, cant wait to see your creations for 2013.

Happy New Year to everyone on your blog, and to you Sue.
With love
Maxine xx

CardMaker said...

Hi
Happy new year sue
the cards are lovely as usual
I view your blog daily but never comment so my new years resolution is to comment x
Nicky Hall x

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, I hope that you and your family have a very happy New Year. Cant wait to see what you bring to us over the next year. I know that whoever wins the orphan cards will treasure them, I know I would. Hugs xx

Planetsusie said...

Hi Sue - Happy New Years Eve to you! I am so sad that these are considered to be 'Orphans' - they are lovely and I would love to adopt them!

Your cards are always beautifully designed, there are just a few of them where I would change colours but not many! The layouts are always gorgeous.

Happy New Year to you and your family - looking forward to seeing all your creations in 2013.

Big hugs to yuou Sue Pxxx

Lynne said...

Happy New Year Sue
I just love all of your cards and look forward to getting my daily email.

I would just love the chance to see one of your cards up close as they are so inspirational.

Lynne C

sallysbitz said...

All your cards are stunning Sue x

Happy New Year to you & your's x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I would adopt these orphans in a flash, they are all lovely.
Happy Hogmanay to you and all the bloggers.
Frances

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Poor little orphans they are all gorgeous, I would be happy to adopt one and give it a loveing home, it would be treasured forever.
Thank you sooo much for your inspiration and hard work posting everyday, long may it last. You are a treasure.
Sue Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year to you and your family and bloggers.
Take care.
Hugs June xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Happy New Year Sue and everyone else reading this amazing blog.

Thank you for letting us in to your amazing world Sue.
Would love to give the orphans a good home.

Best wishes
Mrs Duck

Julie Bee said...

hi sue

never orphans just not found the right home yet (ever hopeful).

you are an inspiration to us all , not only for your lovely cards and designs but for your never tiring enthusiasm and hard work, we are not worthy.

best wishes to you and yours for the new year.

told you i would be a pain, but if you can blog everyday i can reply every day to show our unity,
julie bee

Victoria said...

WOW. These cards are all FAB, and if you're looking for adoption, then I'm your gal! Seriously, they're so varied and demonstrate so many clever techniques. Thank you so much Sue for your inspiration and dedication in blogging every single day.

Pam Pope said...

Happy new year to you and your family, also your blog family.I can't see these cards being considered "orphans" but a tresure to who ever they go to. Thank you Sue for being such an insperation.
hug's
Pam

sue said...

Poor orphans !!!
I will give a home to unwanted things,as my poor husband will tell you.
Happy New Year to all,
love Grandma Sue H

sue said...

Poor orphans !!!
I will give a home to unwanted things,as my poor husband will tell you.
Happy New Year to all,
love Grandma Sue H

Anonymous said...

Happy New Years Sue, to you & your family. I wish you all good health & success in all you do. As last year I love all your "orphan cards" & would have been extremely proud if any of my designs had come out as beautifully. I love the first card so much I have printed it out & popped it on my inspiration wall! The colours are just perfect. With love & light Theresa. H

Anonymous said...

Sue - Happy new year - I particularly like the card with the iris's on - remembering with you - as I hve a few bereavment anniversaries coming up it would not be an orphan for very long. Thank you for some awesom ideas now I just need the time to practise them and play with my new dies.

Barney Bear said...

Sue...how can you say..'not good enough'??? I think they are fantastic! I would give them a home anytime...they put mine to shame lol.
Have a very Happy New Year and hope to see you soon.
Barney Bear xx

Kandy's Krafts said...

Happy New Year Sue. How you can say these were not good enough is beyond me as they are beautiful especially the iris one and the colour my world one. They should definitely not be considered orphans.

Laura O said...

these are all beautiful cards,you always do such a great job and look forward to seeing all your fab creations next year.Laura O

joy said...

Hi Sue
Happy new year to you and your family.
Happy new year to all the other crafters ouy there.
Well orphan cards i cant see any thing wrong wirh them.
If i am lucky to win one would you please sign it for me please
I will give it a very good loving home and even frame it.
Now what have you got in store for us in 2013 .
Cant wait
see you soon
joyce.e

Sandybee said...

I wouldn't call any of your cards Orphans or Poor Sue, everyone is a beauty. So looking forward to another year of your wonderful creations.

Have a good New Years Eve Everyone and may 2013 be Happy for you all

xx Sandra

Trish x said...

Good morning Sue and a very happy new year. I would gladly adopt any of your orphan cards they are all lovely, I look forward to more inspiration in 2013
Best wishes
Trish xx

Mac Mable said...

Happy New Year to you all. They are not orphan cards in my eyes, just gorgeous cards made by a very talented lady. Here's to a healthy and happy 2013. Thank you so much Sue for sharing all your cards with us this year..we are so lucky x

Meg said...

Gosh what a lot of messages you. Have today Sue.
I think your 'orphans' will be well loved by whoever wins them.

Love and best wishes to you and your for 2013.
See you next year - tomorrow!!!!

Margaret O
xxxxxx

Pinky said...

Hi Sue. Don't know how you can think these aren't blogworthy - I would be overjoyed if mine ended up like these!! Hope you have a wonderful evening and a Happy New Year. Love Vicki x

Ayelet Barkay said...

Such beautiful cards! I'll be happy to give them a loving home :)
Happy New Year!

brenda said...

Hi Sue, i would love to give these cards a home, anything you make is special in my eyes.i just wish i had half of your talent. x

Mary Director said...

Oh my gosh, I am in awe of your talent and your cards. I would love to give them a good home. They are fabulous!!! Thank you so much for sharing your cards with us each day.

Vie Carter said...

I have a good home waiting for these poor beautiful orphaned cards!!

How can they be so unloved when they are lovely

Vie
x

Sue E said...

There is absolutely nothing wrong with any of the cards-they are all lovely.

isobel said...

Happy New Year Sue, please pass on warm wishes to your MuM

Pamela Edwards said...

These cards are lovely. I'd happily give any one of them a loving home. Happy New Year

Pamela Edwards said...

Hi Sue, these cards are lovely. I'd happily give any one of them a loving home. Happy New Year

scrapdot said...

I would give a home to any of your ''orphans " !
A very Happy New Year to you and look forward to seeing all your wonderful designs throughout 2013
Dot x

Richard Palmer - richard.palmer813@btinternet.com said...

I am sorry Sue but how can you say that any of these cards didn't work? If I could make cards a millionth of the style and completeness that you do I would be a very happy and lucky man!

Please can I become the "parent" of just one of these very attractive and clever "orphans"

Here's to a happy and healthy 2013 - I hope 2013 will see a second DVD from you too

Richard

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I would give any of these cards a very loving caring home Sue
happy New Year when it comes and
"Lang May Yer Lum Reek!"

Clai01 said...

I can see an Iris there Sue
that one especially is crying out for a loving home! yes mine please! ha
we could live happily ever after together! xx
Happy New Year x

Lindylou said...

Woukd love to be the proud mummy of these cards. I have no idea why you think they ar not good enough to blog. All the best for a happy and peaceful new year xx

Sandra said...

Sue, How you can call these cards orphans is beyond me! They are all WORKS OF ART!
I would like to take the opportunity on the last day of 2012 to personally thank you, you have inspired me so much this year!
I hope that 2013 brings you everything you wish for and more!
love and hugs
Sandra Riley

lion_tamer said...

Thank you for sharing your orphans. I would be proud and happy to have one of yourds displayed in my craft room xx

Ita said...

Hi Sue,first all the cards are stunning,and you should have shown them on the blog,I would be very happy to give any of them a home.
I especialy like no;3 7 8,9,.I have the Aisan m Bossablities and am going to have a go at no 9 today.
I wish you and your famail a very Happy New year.Thank you for all the work you do on your blog,to give us all inspiration.
Happy New Year also to all the crafters who follow this blog
Smiles
Ita

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I totally agree with my fellow bloggers.....these cards are great. I would be proud to have made any one of them. You are being too hard on yourself. They are all lovely and I would welcome any one of the orphans. Happy New Year!! Love Sam xxx

kathr said...

Hi Sue, I would be happy to give any of these " ORPHANS " a loving home, they are all absolutely gorgeous...Happy New Year to you and yours...

HUGZ Kath...xx...

Ita said...

Hi Sue p,s. was the bar at the top of the blog, always there ??????
Ita

Anonymous said...

Late comment today, Sue, had early trip to vets and wanted to have time for a really good look.
As ever, each and every one diverse, original, beautifully crafted and full of new techniques.
Couldn't spot an orphan -
Pierced, pearled,
beribboned, swirled.
Poetry in spellbinders!!

Thank you for your inspiration and kindness in 2012 to us all.
'P'in Wales

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Everyone else has expressed my thoughts on your cards, all I can do is wish yourself and all blog friends a healthy, happy and trouble free 2013.

Much love Shirley T.

Susan Mansell said...

Happy New Year Sue, hope you have a safe and healthy one,

Can't figure out why you would consider these cards "Orphaned" I consider them super and would be delighted to be the owner of any one of them,

you stay well and if celebrating the new year take extra care love from Sue downunder xx

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue, Just joined your blog today after taking the plung to become a newbie blogger. My first of many I hope. Happy New Years Eve to you and all your bloggers. I can't think why these cards are called "orphan" I would love to own all of them. You are such a great inspiration to us all and long may you continue to brings us your creations. Many thanks and best wishes.
jennywren112

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue, A Happy New Years Eve to you and all bloggers. I have taken the plunge as you suggested and joined your blog, so this is my very first blog one of many I hope! I can't for the life of me why your wonderful cards could be considered "orphan cards" I would be more than happy to give one or all of your cards a home. I look forward to the new year and seeing your beautiful creations. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and creations with us. WISHING EVERYONE A WONDERFUL HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

Sue C said...

Awwh, these aren't orphans - not to me anyway, I'd be proud to say that I'd designed them!
Have a lovely evening everybody and all the very best for 2013 xx

Gill said...

Poor little cards. Send them to me, I'll give them a loving "forever" home. Happy New Year for later and all the best for 2013 :)

Emm said...

Hiya

Would love to adopt you're orphans, maybe a change of country would help them have a fresh start! (England)

They would be well looked after and a source of inspiration

Happy new year!

Emm

StephC said...

Happy new years eve to you Sue. I think all the cards you make are beautiful and wouldn't consider any of them to be orphans!
Thanks for all your inspiration during 2012 and I look forward to whatever you bring us in 2013. Happy new year x

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What fantastic cards they are all great. Many thanks indeed for all your wonderful inspiration and ideas, so looking forward to more of your creations in 2013.
Wishing you and all those dear to you a very Happy and Peaceful New Year.
Take care
Margaret

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Happy New Years Eve to you Sue and all of the bloggers too.
I also think all your cards are lovely,It would be an honour to receive one of your orphan cards not that I would have called them orphans. Looking forward to all your creations in 2013.
Love Marion x

meebo1 said...

Scrolling down I thought: this is my favourite, and then: this is my favourite and it just went on like that. So no favourite - they are all lovely and definitely shouldn't be called orphans

nmty said...

hi sue, don't know why any of these cards are orphans, i think they are all superb creations.

hope you and yours have a very happy new year.

lv norma

Helen J said...

All gorgeous, as usual, I'm not quite sure why you "orphaned" them!
Helen

magpie said...

"Happy New Years Eve Sue!" Here's to a wonderful 2013 for you, your family and all the Particraft bloggers xx I wish everybody good luck, (myself too!) in the hope of winning one of "your orphan cards?!". I know every single one of us would love to give ANY of your cards a good home and be proud to own a Sue Wilson masterpiece! Hear!Hear! Have a great night everybody and we'll all look forward to more of your lovely cards Sue xx God bless xx Love Karen xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Don't you just hate it when that amazing design idea just doesn't come up to expectations - I should know it happens often enough to me - LOL.
My faves from these are the 2nd and 3rd, but I'd happily give them ALL a home.
You have many fans who appreciate what you do in order to 'feed' our imaginations. Thank you so much for your inspiration in 2012: Love and best wishes for 2013. Happy New Year!!!
Sue

Sue B said...

Well I just can not imagine Sue Wilson ever having "orphan cards", that only happens to us poor mortals who start off with a good idea but it never quite looks the same as it did in your head. Wishing you Sue, your family & whoever reads this comment A Very Happy & Prosperous New Year & more crafting.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year.
These cards are beautiful Sue, and through them you have given us some great ideas.
Good Luck to everyone who is commenting on the cards some lucky person is in for a treat, fingers crossed.
Liz Turnbull.

cats said...

Hi Sue,my favourite is the third,"happy birthday",but there should not be orphans at this time of year,I could always find room for these orphans though!!!
Love and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours and to all the blog followers. Christine xx

gham said...

Sue,
The card that has the sentiment "The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do" just spoke to my heart. I read it and re-read it and re-read it. I have someone in my life right now who is struggling with some things and this card is perfect for him. I just about fell off my chair when I enlarged the card and saw the little footprints on the paper. This card is calling his name. :) If I win this card, I know it will go to a good home. This young man could use some wisdom from a card like this. Thank you for sharing. Oh, and the black and red card with the "Because I care" sentiment is just beyond gorgeous! They are all beautiful cards; those two just take my breath away.
Hugs,
Gail

Karen Brinton said...

Happy New Year to one and all and lets hope for a peaceful 2013. Sue your cards are stunning and the one o catch my eye is the Iris. But I'd be happy to receive anything from you. And if i don't I'm sure the Orphaned cards will go to loving homes. Karen xxx

Craftybeth said...

Lovely cards, i would love to adopt them. Best wished for 2013

Craftybeth said...

Not sure first comment went, Would love to adopt these cards, best wishes, Beth

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, NONE of your cards could be called orphan cards because each one is beautiful in its own right, and I would feel privileged to own any one of them..Enjoy your day..xxx

Belinda Barton said...

I love them and would happily give them a new home!
Happy new Year :)

Belinda Barton said...
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Belinda Barton said...

Sorry if this turns out to be a repeat post - my laptop appears to be drunk and unpredicatble today, still it is New Years Eve...
Just to say I love your cards and would happily rehome one.
Happy new Year

luckycrafter said...

They are great cards sue

yvonne(seom ) said...

my adoption papers are ready to go.... not all of them are my cup of tea but happy to give any of them a home. wishing you a very happy new year and hope to see you more on C & C than we did n the later part of 2012 we miss you and your inspiration.

Dee Dee said...

Oh Sue these cards are beautiful, I would love to give them a good home. Happy New Year to one and all Dee x

Enid Goodman said...

Happy New Year Sue, I am looking forward to seeing lots more of your wonderful cards in the coming year.
I would love to adopt one of your cards Sue.
I would also like to see a tuition on the way you pin prick around the edges of your card.

Enid Goodman

Happy Nana said...

Beautiful orphans.Happy New Year to you and yours. xx

Beulah (Scrapngigi) said...

Great cards as I always love visiting your blog suchgreat inspirations. I would be so happy to take your orphans and give them lots of love in their new home, Looking forward to 2013 for more greatness from you thanks for sharing all your wonderful talent
Beulah

Anonymous said...

Happy new year Sue, anyone would be proud to have made any of your orphan cards. My particular favourites are Colour my World, Happy Birthday and the Black and Red one. Very best wishes for 2013
Edwina

aggieosborne1104 said...

Happy New Year Sue and your family! Hope 2013 bring you more new blog family, success and good health! Thank you so much for your time, inspiration and your addictive passion for card making that you give so freely. We love you and your work...more power to your blog, with my respect and love, I raise my hat to you!
With lots of love, Aggie xxx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
I think all of these cards are lovely. Have a great New Year.
Margaret L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I would give a home to any of these cards xx I wish you a very Happy & Healthy New Year & wish you & yours all you wish for yourself xx Gail T xx

ang said...

Beautiful orphan cards,I would love to give them a home. Thanks for a wonderful blog and beautiful inspiration angxxx

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