Friday, 22 February 2013

Thinking Of You

 Hi guys!  A quick channel card for today.  I picked up this lovely backing paper while at CHA and have been just itching to use it.  I am not sure if it will show up in my pics but it is basically silver, but when you move it about, you get a gold reflection from it also.  I cut a piece of it, then used the scallop edgeability twice to cut the panel into three pieces.  I put 3D foam on the backs of each of the panels, then mounted it on to a piece of soft gold card, leaving a gap between all the panels.  Next I cut a Labels 20 shape from the gold card and added it with foam to the centre panel.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with one of the dies in the fancy tags two set.  I used a piece of cut 'n dry foam with some Black soot distress ink on it and lightly highlighted the shape while still in the die.  I added foam to the back and attached it in the middle of my label shape to finish my focal element.  I have recently found this gorgeous ribbon that is gold on one side and silver on the other side.  I thought it would be perfect for this piece so I tied a double bow and added a pearl embellishment and stick pins.  I decided to mat the entire piece in white and I pierced the inner mat.  I added flat back pearls to the corners to complete the piece.  Wouldn't it make a pretty wedding card?  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8" in size.  Scroll down to see all the pics and find out what my cryptic reference to Scotland yesterday was about too!

This is Charlotte Mitchell.  She is the manager of a shop in Aberdeen, Scotland called The Paperterie.  Charlotte approached me at the trade show this past weekend and asked if I would demo in her shop.  At first, I said that I probably wouldn't be able to as I spend my time going back and forth to see my Mom in Florida (as you all know).  But then, she told me about how they have a craft event every month for charity and the money goes to a charity which help one of their own customers named Pearl Robb. I won't go into detail about Pearl's situation as I don't feel like it is my place to do so but I decided right then and there that I had to find the time to come up to Scotland and meet Pearl (who, I am told, follows the blog!).  That evening, I couldn't sleep as I was thinking about Pearl and I came upon an idea. There isn't much in this world that I need or want for, and although I have had my share of ups and downs in my life, it has been truly blessed and I know that.  If I can do something to help someone so deserving, than I am going to try to find a way to do it.  So with that in mind, I am going to attempt to demo at least twenty cards from start to finish in the way that I do while on air, parts will be predone, but hopefully I will be able to finish them all and still teach some techniques along the way.  My goal is to end up with finished cards that I can then have to auction off on that day.  All the money raised will go to Pearl's charity.  I am really looking forward to this event and we are going to be holding it on Saturday July 6th.   I am not certain if you need to book a place or not for the event, but you can contact the shop directly to find out how they handle that.
Be sure to check back tomorrow as I will be announcing the name of the winner in the drawing for the project book.  I also have a bit more news to share with you as well!  All for now, Sue x


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Pam said...

Stunning card Sue and the colour theme is lovely.

Vick said...

Hi Sue,
Oh My Goodness I love todays card and I love labels 20 I have it and use it constantly its such a beautiful shape, I really can't get enough of it and JustRite stamps, that's all your fault, lol.......helping Pearl out with the Charity and doing all those demos and giving cards away is you all over my dear, generous and kind and loving to share, hugs to you hun, see you on here tomorrow, lol...hugs, Vick xx
My YTChannels vixcrafts & saturatedcanary

kimberley said...

WOW,WOW,WOW,Sue.What a fantastic card-everything about it is absolutely stunning.The papers and the ribbon are gorgeous.I think this happens to be one of my all time favourites!!! What you are going to be doing for the lady in Aberdeen is so selfless-you are truly amazing.Wish I could come along but it is too far for me to travel as I live on the islands on the west coast but I wish you every success with it,take care,x

Ladock girl said...

Love this card today, that backing paper is so pretty. I think the idea of auctioning your cards is a lovely selfless thing to do for the lady in question, I am sure it will be a hit, and I am only sorry that I am hundreds of miles away and won't be able to attend. Linda xxx

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue and all well sue this card is stunning i love this die you have used i will have to have a look a round for this one. Imoving the paper and the bow. Good luck to everyone in the draw for the project book. Take Care Sue xx

Debs x

tracy w said...

morning sue what a beautful card love the background paper can not wait for that paper love the bow you are so brillant will your designs thankyou tracy w x

Unknown said...

Your card is beautiful, but your project is truly an amazing effort. You are one super special lady. Wow

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, stunning and beautiful card, love the ribbon. What a wonderful idea to to help Pearl. I am sure the cards will raise money for the charity, even though I think your cards are priceless. Bx

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, Love love love everything about this card . I know the auction of your cards on behalf of Pearl will be a brilliant success , it can't be anything else as it's you . Lol Lynne M x x x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
What a stunning card - liking the paper and also cannot wait to get my hands on that ribbon..
What a wonderful idea to help Pearl
you are a really special lady your cards will raise loads of money fort Charity.
Amanda x

Marianna Hammer said...

Another lovely card :)
It would be nice if you would let us all have an account number, where all of us, that are not able to come all the way to Scotland, could give a little donation to the charity.
Or a website where we could read about it.
How sweet of you to go out of your way to help them. We all love you for it :)

auscrafts said...

stunning card today ,love everything including that gorgeous ribbon.What a lovely idea of the charity event in Aberdeen.

Dolly Daydream said...

Morning Sue
I am running out of adjectives in which to say how wonderful your cards are. This one is truly beautiful. What a lovely thing you are doing for Pearl and I am sure it will be a great success for the charity, with your cards it cannot fail.
Love and hugs
Dawn S.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Card today and a Wonderful gesture on your part to help out with the Charity.I hope there's plenty of room at the Mabex

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - sounds like they better brace themselves for the stampede of enquiries they will no doubt get today!!! I can see this would be a goer in other parts of the country also - like a Wilsonettes Roadshow! Bring it on.

Lovely card again - don't think I have ever seen double sided ribbon before - will have to keep an eye out for some.
Clare W

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning card, love the. Background paper and that ribbon!

You have just proved again what a kind generous lady you are, it is so nice what you are doing, wish I lived in Aberdeen, but I will see you in April, already got my ticket for Ally Pally. Love Jean xxxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. The paper and bow are beautiful. The world would be a better place if more people would stop and directly help others, as you are with Pearl. I am sure she is overwhelmed with your kindness. You are a good lady. Take care.

Joesgrandma said...

Another lovely card. Love the layout and the gold background, great photo too Sue!

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
WOW! what a stunning card. What you are doing for Pearl is amazing but that's why we love you, you are always giving your time and inspiration to everybody. I know it is going to be a massive success I would love to see photos of the event.
Hugs x
Heather T

Nanny Jo said...

A beautiful card, Sue, as always. I love the way you used the border cut...I would never have thought of that! Well done for agreeing to demo in Scotland, I'm sure it will be a huge success!! Wish I could be there... xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly stunning card, I love how the Labels 20 really complements the scallop edgeability die, and the paper is beautiful.
That trip to Scotland for the Charity Craft Show for Pearl is a fantastic idea, Sue, and 20 cards, wow that's going some,I would love to see that.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the channel cards.
Scotland is a place I have yet to visit even though my late Dad came from Port Glasgow I never got up there, the charity will do very well with your cards.
Good luck to all in the draw and happy crafting
Love Tina x

Craftetter said...

This card is great and I hope that you are going to be able to bring this ribbon to us all. I think that it is a fantastic idea to auction of the cards you make on the day for charity and hope you get lots of large bids for them. Maybe you could do that with some of you other cards and have a charity of the month/quarter/year that you send funds to. This would be a great money raiser and I know there are lots who would love to own a "Sue Original".

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a fantastic card, just love the colours and what news! Is there anyway they could record your demonstration so if we cannot get there, we could purchase the recording and give the money to charity???? You are such a lovely and geniune person Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Annie said...

Oh my, WOW! That's for both you, your card and your idea to auction cards for charity. What a lovely thing to do. Your card is simply amazing - my eldest son lives with his gorgeous family in Scotland and I love going up there. Your 'serial' continues... Looking forward to seeing more. TFS hugs Annie

Anonymous said...

Mornin sue
u inspired me to make cards and spellbinders r the best dies invented since sliced bread!
Every good wish for your fundraising in Abeedeen.
Wish i could do but iam in Belfast
Any chance of some Craft events here??

Sandra (craftynan) said...

Hi Sue
love your card, paper's are yummy.
You are so kind to help out Pearl's charity, hope you raise lot's of money to help the cause (only wish I lived closer).

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, thanks for the idea of using the edgeability dies to make channel cards. A whole new concept for me is to mix gold and silver - what stunning ribbon!

You will enjoy going to Aberdeen. Everyone is so friendly. I could come as your interpreter - you might need one!!!

Hugs, Belinda X

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
You are at Strar,so generous with your time. There will be so many enquiries for places at the Charity Day. The places will all be taken up by the later this morning.

Loving today's card, colours and the concept is fantastic.
Have a Great Day

Patricia XXX

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a fabulous idea re your Scotland Gig!! Sometimes we do not know how lucky we are and only concentrate on our own issues so it is good for us to help whenever we can.
Today's card is so elegant and in a way so simple but doesn't it make a big statement - I can see this being not only a Wedding card but how about a silver/gold anniversary card as well. I love the format and the backing card is one that I would find great difficulty in using as it is sooo
Janet x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, paper and ribbon are lush. Good luck with the fundraising too.

Anonymous said...

Good morning sue. Fantastic card as ever. Where did you find the ribbon and how do you fold your double bows? What a great thing the Papeterie are doing for Pearl. Your cards will make so much for the cause as everybody loves them. Well done.!! Xx
Sue Dunn

Anonymous said...

You are standing there, Sue, in your photo with my all-time favourite 'stormy skies' card and I'm
sitting here having a wee blub at your absolute generosity of spirit.
You sure are one v.special person.
Echoing what Marianna Hammer said -
can any of us contribute ??
Fabulous card today - again!

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue. Love todays card. The idea is quite simple really and I wonder why i don't think of these things? Probably that's why you're such a crafting genius and I'm not.

Lovely idea about the Charity. I know it will be a huge success.

Val in Spain xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut gorgeous card here today again Sue, so beautiful.
And what a wonderful cause you´re getting involved in here too, you sure are a really generous and wonderful person. Wish there were more people like you in every country, then I´m sure this world would be a much better place for everyone to live in.
Have a wonderful week-end ahead here now everyone and lots of fun too.

lainey said...

that's a fab idea Sue!! fab card too. lainey x

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue. That ribbon is gorgeous.
And well done in supporting Pearl's charity.

Sandra F said...

A lovely card Sue. xx

nuttinanni said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Beautiful card from a truly beautiful person. I have been selling my cards for Kidney Research UK since I was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2011 so I admire your selfless gift from the heart to Pearl's charity and I hope the auction brings lots of cash to help. Well done you! x cheryl

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant have not tried a channel card yet this card has inspired me thankyou.

How kind you are to go to Scotland and demo your wonderful cards and help raise money for the Lady's Charity Bless you Sue. A sentiment comes to mind.......

How Beautiful a day can be when Kindness touches it....... (I think that says it all)

Hugs Annx without an "e"

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
What a kind generous lady you are, to give so much time for Pearl's charity I'm sure you will raise lots of money.
In the photo you hare holding one of favourite cards from your blog, mind you I do have a lot that I love.
Today's card is beautiful love the colours.
Have a good day.

Karen R said...

What a great card and a great idea. I am sure it will be a fantastic day xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, loving the shine. They have great demos at The Papeterie and how lucky to have you coming as well. Sounds like a great idea, very kind of you. Just wish I lived nearer but look forward to seeing you at Ally Pally x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
What a lovely thought from you ! I hope you raise lots of money for Pearl too!
This card looks Grey on my screen, and would make a lovely Sympathy card as its so beautiful!

norma said...

wow sue you do find some lovely papers,hopefully we will get some over here soon,or perhaps i need to win the lottery and go to the us.i had a tear in my eye when i read about what you are going to do to help pearl ,you are such a lovely person to go that extra mile to help pearl.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
How kind and generous you are - bet the phones will be ringing off the hook this morning.
Love the way you have used the edging dies - I never would have thought of that but it looks really good. Have a good day.
Beverley W

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Eemeli said...

Beautiful. Elegant, clean and simple. Great color choices and the bow is fabulous!

Hugs, Eemeli

Unknown said...


Once again a stunning card. Lovely to see you at the NEC trade show. You are even prettier and dinkier in real life than on the TV lol.

Luv n hugs

Beth Peake

Val said...

Hi Sue
Just love this card, especially the paper. Gorgeous. x

HiggiSue said...

what an absolutely gorgeous card sue
But today my comment is for you. You are so generous.caring and so humble......I am pleased to know you if only via technology. You are an inspiration I proclaim is "Sueday " and taking a leaf out of your book...not literally....i work full time but will be making mote time for others!!

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card, silver/gold you can't go wrong. Can be used for any occasion.
Lucky ladies in Aberdeen, it does sound a very worth cause!
Gail C x

Christine Harrop said...

Wonderful card today Sue. Bless you for donating your time and effort to help Pearl! Christine x

Sonya said...

Nice card!So many layers and colors so good!Take care and good luck!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card today Sue - so very elegant. What a wonderful person you are to give up more of your time to help with Pearl's charity. It is so kind of you as your time must be very precious and I'm sure they will all so appreciate it in Scotland. You really are an angel. Wish I could come along to the occasion but I look forward to your demonstrations soon on tv and also at Ally Pally. YvonneMayxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and great
background paper. So glad you are coming
to Scotland to help Pearl but unfortunately
it too far from Glasgow to visit you
but hopefully some day.
Nancyd xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, The card is wonderful, but today is about you and the kind and caring things that you do. I know from experience how supportive you can be and to do this for Pearl is a beautiful and caring thing today. Alas it is too far for me to go, but I know it will be a wonderful day and you will raise a lot of money for Pearl. You are a truly special person.

Love Rosemarie xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, I love it

melanie said...

Beautiful card Sue ,you are exceptional lady to give up your time to help pearl .Melanie

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Lush card. X

Phil D said...

What a wonderful gesture. Good wishes to you and all for a happy, joyous, fun filled and successful charity event

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another WOW factor card. I love using the labels 20 also it is a useful beautiful die. Sue you are truly amazing, what you are doing for Pearl and helping by giving cards to the Charity, you should make a bomb, and I will give a donation when we meet up at the show in kettering. I will not be able to get to Scotland in July as we will be on holiday Hugs Carol x

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, This card is STUNNING!!! It is the most beautiful one I have seen for a long time!! I have been a fund raiser for a charity for over 10 years now. I sell my hanmade items at craft markets. I love it when I can hand over a cheque to them. It is a reidential and nursing home and the money I raise goes towards the residents entertainment. you will get a great buzz from doing your bit too!! Well done. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Unknown said...

I am looking forward to a crafty day with friends today. Though I don't have the exact items you have used in today's beautiful card I will trying to use the great ideas in it, especially the border cuts for the channel effect.
Your generous charity plan is wonderful and I am sure will raise a great deal for Pearl.I am sure we will all want to help if it can be arranged to do so from far away.

EmmaT said...

Morning Sue, gorgoues card, love the paper and colours and my fav gold pearl card. Wonderful idea to auction your cards, i would certainly pay to buy one. Sadly Im way to far from Scotland! Emma

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card and your ribbon is just right for it.
Great idea to auction your cards for charity; I wish you well. All my cards go to charity and raise quite a bit so just imagine what yours will achieve!
Erica x

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card Sue, and bless your heart for agreeing to help Pearl. I only wish I could get there to meet you too.

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today, have everything apart from labels 20 will have to get these. What a wonderful idea to help Pearl you are truly a wonderful person.
good luck
Margaret L

Anonymous said...

Great card, glad you found the time for your trip to Scotland

Mol x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue... todays card is stunning that backing paper is just beautiful and I know if I had bought it it would still be in once piece lol... find it so hard to chop nice paper up

Scotland is too far for me to travel unfortunately. I know your cards will sell themselves and you will raise a good amount for Pearls charity.

Sue xxx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Love this card,the colours are gorgeous.Think it is great that you are managing to get to Aberdeen-where I was born but now live too far away to go.Have heard of the shop and their events so all the best and hope it goes well.

hotpotato said...

What a lovely idea Sue, good on you.

Jean Z said...

You are one in a million for helping this lady! very generous, I love this card i have all the things to make it with will do it Jean Z xx

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card made by a beautiful lady.
Gilly C

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous card, love the background paper. Great idea to help Pearl, I'm sure your beautiful cards will help to raise a lot of money for charity.

Clare x

Joan D said...

Another stunning card Sue.Everything is so in tune and the ribbon is fantastic.I have a thing about ribbon.Always buying the unusual,which I think is to do with my floristry years.What a great idea to auction your cards for a very good cause by the sound of it.You must let us know the amount raised. Wonder if it could go out on the net? That would bump up the total Have a great day XX

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue,wow what can I say you are amazing that is a brilliant idea to help out with the charity.I have heard of the shop as I regularly check in on another lady's blog who works for them but did not know about the charity its a fantastic way for crafter's to give back something. Now for today's card its beautiful I just adore the backing paper just wish I could get my hands on a good few pieces :) Hugs xx said...

What a lovely card today Sue, and how wonderful that you will be coming up to Scotland to support Pearl's charity. Not sure if I'll be able to come over and see you there, as July is one of our busiest months, but if I can, I will.

Thanks, Susan

Janice K said...

Love the look of the gold/silver paper and ribbon! A stunning card which, I agree with you, would be an amazing wedding card.
I think your fund raising idea is great and only wish Aberdeen wasn't so far away from me. Looking forward to tomorrows news! x

Anonymous said...

This is another beautiful card - the silver and gold are great together and the ribbon is fantastic.
That is a wonderful story regarding your plans for Scotland. I wish you good luck with your event and wish I could be there but it's too far away for me. I know it will be a great success.
Caroline MacH

AdrienneQ said...

So elegant

Loraine said...

Wow, what a lovely lady you are, and what a fantastic idea to auction off your demo'ed (is that a real word??)cards to support the charity day for Pearl. I wish I lived closer, as I would love to attend the day.
Your blog never fails to cheer me up each day, I love your cards and they give me so much inspiration. I would like to thank you for taking the time to blog a new card every single day, it must take up a good portion of your time, and I for one am extremely grateful that you do it.
Love and hugs, Loraine.

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Carol H said...

Wow stunning card today, the colours go so well together and the papers and ribbon and just gorgeous. What a wonderful idea with the fund raising I'm sure it will be a great success.

SusanP. Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,
Firstly, if I had this backing paper I would want to keep it just to gaze upon - hope you've got plenty! The card is really lovely and would be wonderful for a wedding. The ribbon is gorgeous too. Great idea for the charity craft event, I hope someone films it. 20 Sue Wilson demos in a row? I'd buy THAT dvd!

Unknown said...

Aa beautiful as this card is, it doesn't compare to the true beauty in your heart Sue. It's just fantastic that you are taking the time to invest in supporting Pearl. I know she will feel so blest by that quite apart from any money you raise and I know your own generosity will be a catalyst so that others will give generously too! Wish I could be part of it but its too far for me to go. Is there any way us bloggers could support you?

Love & hugs
Alice xx

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, I really like this card and might give it a try! I'm not sure if i have the same border but i have some which should be suitable! I'm doing a workshop next Friday (St. Davids Day)and was trying to think of some different card samples i could put together for it and i might do one sample based on this card! I will be taking my dies and and calibur so that anyone interested can try it for themselves.

I think what you are doing in Scotland is brilliant and if i lived closer i would try to come but unforunately i live in South Wales which is quite some distance from Scotland! Hugs to all Sonia x

loftylass said...

Another gorgeous card Sue - one I am sure I will be able to use for inspiration. How nice of you to help with the charity for Pearl - they do say 'if you need help, ask a busy person'. tfs

Anonymous said...

once again a lovelt card, inspirational, judith from devon

Anonymous said...

I love today's card Sue. labels 20 is such a lovely design. Such a generous thing to do Sue with the charity for Pearl. hope you have a fantastic day and raise lots on money. Such a shame that Oxfordshire is so far away. I only get to see you at the NEC or Ally Pally. Lots of hugs.

Pat S Witney

Crafty Nanna said...

Super card as usual Sue, I love the ribbon used on the bow, beautiful sheen. Good luck for tomorrow with your auction for Pearls charity, unfortunately I'm not anywhere near or would try and join you. Love watching you demo, especially live.
Hugs for today and safe travel.

Jill Liddle said...

Oh WOW what a beautiful card. Again this one ticks all my boxes.

nannapat said...

What a big heart you have Sue. I do hope the day is a fantastic success, unfortunatley I live too far away to make it but I'm sure it will be enjoyed by all who attend. Todays card is another stunner, very elegant and yes, it would make a fantastic wedding card. Pat x

Sandybee said...

Good morning Sue, Just had a lovely catch up on all the cards for the last 10 days as I've been away. Everyone is special in it's own way.
Wish I lived close enough to Aberdeen to come along but unfortunately it's the other end of the country to me.

xx Sandra

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card!! Love the colours, even though they are not usually colours that I would normally choose. Love it. Love Sam xxx

Christine said...

Well done, Sue, I'm sure your charity venture will be a huge success, your name will guarantee great support. Everyone involved mut be thrilled at your generous response. Good luck, I hope the venue is big enough!
Today's card is lovely, and I shall certainly take inspiration from it.
Thank you, Sue

Unknown said...

GM Sue,
What a wonderful thing you are doing for Pearl, wish I could make it but I cant as im moving to Wales at the beginning of july, your card is stunning as always where can we buy that ribbon its gorgeous Sue x

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue, Love the background paper and that ribbon - wow!!
I know how generous you are and your decision to go to Scotland is so thoughtful and kind. I'm sure the ladies, and menfolk, there will make you more than welcome and it will be a wonderful experience for everyone involved.
love from Jackie D

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Today's card is Gorgeous!

That paper is lovely and the layout makes such a stunning card.

I love the wonderful thing you are doing for Pearl and I'm sure with you there it will be a fantastic outcome and a huge success.

I shall look forward to hearing more about the charity event.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Helen VoG said...

What a lovely card today. Love the colours and the ribbon is so beatiful. Is it available in the UK? Every success with your card auction in Scotland. Unable to attend as I live too far away.

Talk to the Tail said...

Another beautiful card Sue I'll need to try the channel technique All the best with your auction in Aberdeen I'm sure you will raise a lot of money for this worthwhile cause xXx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, Another fab card!!!.Love it! Also, you are so kind to be helping Pearl..Hope the day in July goes well. Have a great day..xx

Alimecca said...

Hi Sue

A truly beautiful card today - love the ribbon and paper. I think that labels 20 is a really lovely die. What you are going to do in Scotland is wonderful - how very thoughtful and caring of you. Sums you up!

Unknown said...

Wow, Sue, that paper is stunning!! Love how you made a simple layout look amazing.
I have tried in the past to use gold and silver cardstock in a layout and it never seemed quite right so I would recycle them into other projects and cards instead.
I think that it must be the soft tone of the gold that makes it work.
This would work for a variety of occasions.
If you plan to do work for the charity for the poor woman in question maybe you could perhaps record the day and upload it to ustream or something similar for a fee that (apart from expenses) could be donated to a good cause. That way those of us who can't be there get to see you do the marathon session in person don't miss out. And every penny helps.
Auctioning the cards is great too.
Hope I get to outbid on at least one of them!
Crazy Crafter's Evolution

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A truly beautiful card, love the backing paper, mine would still be in one piece so that I could gaze at it everyday. Your double bow is gorgeus and ribbon is scrummy.
What a wonderful thing you are doing for Pearl, you are so giving and genuine, a beautiful person, the day will be great success with your endorsement. Echo the sentiments of Marianna Hammer, I would love to contribute somehow, as unable to get to Aberdeen on that day..
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

iggy said...

what a lovely lovely thought sue. how nice of you & also the lady too. very best to all the people who are touched by this. lots of love & blessings too

love the card of course. x

Margarita lady said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card from a truly beautiful person. The money you will raise is going to be mega, but most of all, the gift of caring you have shown Pearl is priceless. You are never too busy to help people. Wishing you happiness Pearl and have a super day with Sue. lotta luv JP

Karen said...

I love the colours of today's card. I was also thinking along the lines of Celina Dee and would be more than happy to pay to watch a u-stream class as Aberdeen is the opposite end of the country for me.

Sue B said...

Lovely card again Sue. I agree with all the other comments on here what a wonderful thing you have offered to do to help Pearl, especially as any spare time you manage to have to yourself must be so precious but to give that up, really sums up the sort of caring person we all know you are.

Debbie Tinks said...

Sue lovely card

Malou said...

Lovely card as ever. You're great helping that charity. With a kind and generous heart you'll be blessed more...

Debbie Tinks said...

What a lovely person you are Sue

greendragon said...

Beautiful paper and finished card Sue - really like the scalloped channel and will try this out. What a kind idea to help out at the charity event.

jeffrey bubbles said...

I also love lables 20 so this card is right up my street. Loving the backing paper also. Great card Sue Kathy xxxx

Kath Stewart said...

wow Sue you are truly one very kind and generous lady...Pearl came into the shop this morning walking on air...she is over the moon and deeply touched by your are sure of a very warm welcome at The Papeterie...look forward to seeing you in July...hugs kath xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card, love the gold and silver and that gorgeous
bow compliments the whole design. I agree with you this would make a lovely wedding (or anniversary) card
Sue you are so generous with your time, I am sure Aberdeen will embrace you with open arms and you will feel richer for having the experience. Also your Mom will be so proud of you - that is a certainty!
Love and best wishes, Brenda Lel

Findtime2craft said...

What. A generous gesture to help Pearl.
Love the card and colours used.

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
I knew you were a lovely person, it's such a pleasure to follow your blog. Good luck to you and good luck to Pearl, I just wish I lved near enough to attend. The backing paper does not show up as describe, that is such a shame, it sounds stunning.

Take care now
Jackie xxx

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
Loving the card...gorgeous!
As usual every beatiful element is well put together!

Such a generous gesture.. to help Pearl's charity. Would love to be there but...I can't swim (from Belfast,) and my finances aren't too healthy at the moment!
With your talent and inspiration, I'm sure it will be a huge success!

Best wishes to Pearl

Have a great day!
Lara xxx

crafty lady said...

Hi Sue
I have phones the shop this morning and spoke to a lovely lady she has said we don't need to book a place I live about 3 hours away but would love to get up for the Demos going to book that weekend off from work, lady has said plenty hotels close to the shop and they will be having raffles too. You are such a beautiful person inside and out. So talented and teach us so much, today's card is stunning love the paper and ribbon is so pretty.
Love and hugs
Fiona P xxx

crafty lady said...

Hi Sue
I have phones the shop this morning and spoke to a lovely lady she has said we don't need to book a place I live about 3 hours away but would love to get up for the Demos going to book that weekend off from work, lady has said plenty hotels close to the shop and they will be having raffles too. You are such a beautiful person inside and out. So talented and teach us so much, today's card is stunning love the paper and ribbon is so pretty.
Love and hugs
Fiona P xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, you have produced a beautiful card again for us, I want to say what a truly selfless person you are, people like you deserve a huge hug, I all to often deal with sadness and you lift my spirits, thank you so very much, I hope you raise lots of cash for Pearl. love and hugs Liz C xxx

Sheila Cook said...

Hello Sue, another lovely card and the gold / silver ribbon is really nice.Well done for helping with the Scottish Charity for Pearl, you are really sweet and I thank you for your kindness. Love Sheila xxxxxx

Wendy from Scotland said...

what a fantastic card love it..will see you on the 6th July I will definately will be there
Wendy xx

Leanne said...

Gorgeous! Love the color scheme.

Hanneke said...

What a great card, I love the colors and that bow is gorgeous! Hugs, Hanneke

salem said...

wooow card love the color fab

Ruthie said...

Reading about Pearl, you are such a generous person, I hope the event goes well

Debra W said...

Another lovely card Sue! Good luck with the demo, I am sure you will be very successful. Debra W

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
what cracking card. And love what you have made with it. Would make a great wedding card. Smashing depth you have too.
Just been looking at hol in scotland at the very place your going but the voucher runs out before u are there grrrr.
When your at Alli Palli i am on hol in Devon. WILL WE EVER MEET LOL
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx

Michelle said...

Sue can I firstly say what a kind, generous person you are doing the cards to be auctioned for Pearl's charity. I'm sure it will be very successful. Secondly, this is another beautiful card, I love it and thirdly I can't wait now until tomorrow to hear your news.

Hugs, Michelle xx

Corinne said...

What a lovely card and what a lovely kind thing you are doing for Pearl the world could do with a few more Sues in the world!!Hugs Corinne

Pinky said...

Hi Sue. I love the colours of this card and how well the labels twenty mat goes with the fancy tag - who knew?? Vicki x

Happy Nana said...

Love the card Sue, but mostly want to You've proved your goodness of heart. With all the calls on your time, you can be so caring for this lady Pearl.
God bless Sue and God bless Pearl x

lilygee said...

Hi Sue - this is great that you are doing this for Pearl. If possible I will try to be there, would love to see you doing this! The card today is so beautiful; the colours are spectacular and love how you used the die.
Lol lilygee

Carol H said...

Hi Sue, a wonderful card as usual. I make cards for several charities and I think I am very lucky to be able to help other people using my hobby,there are always people who are worse off than you, no matter how bad a time you feel you are having. I know your crafting gift, brings so much pleasure to others and it is wonderful that you are taking the time to help Pearl in her time of need.
God Bless
Carol Healy

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card, that ribbon is gorgeous, hope you are bringing it to us all.... as for your help for Pearl that is fantastic, and athough a long way from me I am sure the lovely people in Scotland who get over looked so often will be flocking to see you. Its great, and I am sure that by auctioning off your cards it is going to make a huge contribution to her fund xxxx

Ita said...

Hi Sue, this card is stunning and a joy to look at ,the design,paper,card stock,ribbon are a work of art,and as you say would make a fab., wedding card,I have lots of wedding cards to do as Julie my daughter has lots of friends getting married this year.Sue you are a very kind and helpful person ,to do this to help Pearl .I hope you do not mind me telling this on the forum,
last year I was in the middle of making my daughters Wedding Invitations,the handle broke on my grand calibur ,Sue posted me her cuttl Bug, to use until the new handel arrived,this was a super thing to do for me Thank You Sue

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card today, I think it could be used for many occasions if you changed the sentiment. Also, how lovely of you to be helping out with charity.

Love, Lilly xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue,

What a pretty card, i can imagine you at CHA as bad as all other crafters with that shopping.

You are so generous with your time and offerings for your bloggers, now donating it to another avenue as well, i am sure your auction will be a great succsess. I am sure your family and friends are very proud of you and you make us feel so lucky to be part of your life, in a crafty way.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Julie Bee said...

P.S cant wait to hear more news.

KathR said...

This card for me reflects the kind and caring person you are, what a lovely idea to do this for someone you haven't yet met,Although I live on the West Coast, I have a friend who live on the EastCoast,and I July would be the perfect time to pay her a't wait for tomorrow for your other news! ...Hope to see you in July! ...hugz

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
What a beauty this card is, so classical,would suit many occasions. I think what you are doing for Pearl is amazing and so kind. Alas as I live in South West Wales, bit far for me but will be with you in spirit and if there is any way that we could chip in, please let us know. Love to you and Pearl.
Jan x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue another great card from yourself - as always. I hope the charity goes well for you and everybody in Scotland especially Pearl.
God bless

Marlene said...

Gorgeous card again today Ilove this dye can do so much with it. Congratulations on your charity day in scotland very generous of you to do it.SCOTLAND YOU WILL LOVE SUE MAKE THE MOST OF HER xx Marlene

Julie-Ann said...

Hello Sue

well what can i say that others before me have already said, this cold and frosty Friday. I am feeling a little bit menopausal, or just a little tearful. reading your post today made me well up. I would like to contribute some thing too,would love to make some thing that would raise a few pennies to help Pearls charity.

and.. your card today is beautifully elegant, i really like it, who have a very good eye for color and perspective.

crafty hugs, and keep eyes peeled to see how i can help pearl
Julie Ann x

CraftyJo said...

Wonderful idea Sue, I'm sure it'll be a great success for all involved. Love today's card too :)

karenlotty said...

Lovely card, my kind of colours They look brilliant together, who'd have thought that the silver and gold would work together. Good luck with the challenge you have set yourself Just wish I could apply to be there but Aberdeen is just too far away. Can't wait to find out who the lucky winner will be Good luck everyone

Lesley Lendon said...

Your kindness shines through, Sue. Hope the event is successful!x

Lynda's craft's said...

WOW factor for this card Sue I love the background very pretty and the ribbon is beautiful.You are so kind to go to Scotland to help raise money for Pearl 's charity I would have loved to come but too far for me as live in Kent .
Hugs Lynda xx

darcydaydream said...

afternoon this card...very elegant...hope you are going to be bringing the new card stock to us very soon.....good luck on the charity events...Christine in Darcy....x

Meg Owen said...

Lovely card Sue.
Good luck with your charity event - I know it will be well supported.

Margaret O

dragonswing said...

Love the silver colors. I thought you stamped the background at first. Bow is adorable. Good luck with the charity event!!

Howdy said...

Love the card. Usually I am a bit funny about silver and gold together but you have shown it really does work. Well done for helping out in Aberdeen. Wish I lived a bit closer!

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. This has a wow factor for me. The colours are so unusual, and the composition is stunning. Good luck with your Scottish Adventure, such a wonderful thing to do. Hugs. 3362 Jan.x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue, Another Elegant card and a good use of gold and silver together. Never thought of that. Will give it a go. Good luck with the charity event.
Alison x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
stunning card sue would love to see this card in real time the colours must be beautiful
hugs Ruth

Suebak said...

Just perfect for a wedding.

Wishing you all the very best in your efforts to help Pearl. It's very kind of you. I feel I should do something too, although I do not know Pearl either, so....... I will pray for better times and send positive vibes. x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, today's card is lovely. I really must try a channel card you make it look so easy.
Sorry it is Aberdeen and not Glasgow you are going to as it's just a bit too far for me but how generous of you to give of your time and experience to raise money for what I am sure is a very worthwhile cause. The auction of the cards will raise a huge amount. Feel very proud of yourself because we are certainly proud of you.
As others have suggested, a DVD of the demo's would be something many people (including me) would buy. Frances

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful card today, I love to mix gold and silver.
Very generous of you to be doingn the charity event, would love to be there on that day - 20 demos - heaven!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Joan B.

sued99 said...

Lovely card and how great to be able to help someone and have fun at the same time!

Unknown said...

A beautiful card Sue, so rich looking. Hope the charity event goes well, I'm sure the shop will be crammed to the rafters to get a chance to see you demo live, and best wishes to Pearl.

Unknown said...

Gosh! I have just realised I don't think I have commented! :(

I love this card gold and silver look lovely together and I love the soft gold card. Lovely Sue.

I was so pleased to hear your news and look forward to hearing about what your involved in next.

We really NEED to see YOU back on the screens doing the spellbinders!!!! In my opinion and in the words of the song 'Nobody does it better!'

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Shirley T. said...

HI Sue,

Really lovely card, yet again.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I truly believe you are a very special lady. How very thoughtful of you to support Charlotte and her charity for Pearl. Love the card Sue and my favourite die Labels 20 is back again!
Thankyou Val C xx

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
It's no supprise to me that you are going to help this lady I wish there were more people in the world like you
You share your time and talent with so many
By the way I love your card today everything about it
Thankyou Sue
Theresa. X

Victoria said...

Another stunning card today. Just my type! Lovely colours, great stamps, fantastic dies and and gorgeous backing paper. And of course, a lush ribbon. Wished I lived in Scotland!!

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue. Love what you are doing up in lovely Scotland too. xx hazel

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card, I love labels 20 and just made a card for my hubby with it on Valentineay, Its our Anniversary at the end of the month we got married on the 29th Feb, so will be making another card using labels 20. What a lovely lady you are, helping Pearl out with the Charity, Thanks for much for your inspiration. Hugs. Jan xx

Anonymous said...

Sue, I haven't had chance to read everyone's comments but I share the view that the charity card-a-thon (there is no other way to describe it!) is a lovely idea. Like someone else said, I would love to see te demos released as a DVD we could buy with the money going to charity too! One other idea, not sure if others would agree, but I was thinking that maybe your dedicated blog followers could send them a card each so they could put these in the auction too... All cards inspired by your blog posts or any style of their choice!


Hilary said...

Another truly stunning card Sue.What a lovely lady you are to help Pearl. I am sure your cards will auction very successfully and raise considerable funds for a good cause.
Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Hilary said...

Echoing the request by your bloggers - a DVD is a must please Sue!!! It would be a sell-out !! xxxx

Linda Simpson said...

Evening Sue, another stunning creation and gosh I do love the fantastic paper. A wonderful idea you have to help Pearl with her charity. Good Luck I am sure they will make plenty of money for Pearl's Charity.

Linda xxx

Shazza said...

great card and fab news about the Aberdeen demo, hope I can go and finally meet you x

Lis Kervill said...

Good Evening, Sue,

Beautiful card as usual, you clever, generous woman.

I have read about the history of the Scottish Paper Mill and the Paperterie; I think you are in for an extremely pleasant surprise next July when you in true Sue Wilson spirit come to support Pearl in Aberdeen. Lucky Aberdeen! So wish I could be there.
Have a lovely week-end.
Hugs, Lis xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue Absolutely stunning card today love the colours and of course labels 20 my favourite. See you in July.

Wilma x x x

Unknown said...

Sue, I've always thought that you are a special person, but this story really confirms that. How wonderful for you to take time out of your life for this lady whom you've never met. I wish you every success. Live the card too! Maddy x

Rose in Chester said...

Well Sue,I can only echo Izzwizz's comment. And your cards will fetch a BOMB, I just know it.
You are one in a million as regards kindness.
As ever, your card is lovely but I prefer the grey and peach one you are holding in your hand on the photo. That one has really touched my heart.
Have a brilliant weekend.
I'm intrigued at the news tomorrow..

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card made by a beautiful person so kind.
sparky Sue :)

Clai01 said...

Sounds a brilliant idea Sue xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, was inthe Papeterie last week and Charlotte and Pearl were just so excited that you are coming up. Can't wait to see your demoe

Jane said...

Beautiful card Sue love the colors and the ribbon, wishing you all the very best with your fund raising, you are a truly amazing lady.

Jane xx

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card the backing paper is beautiful. I wish I could be in Scotland for your auction but live too far away hope you have a lovely day.

CraftyCj said...

Another stunning card I hope you raise a good amount for pearl x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,

Well what can I say that hasn't been said already your time must be so precious to you with having so far to go to see your mom and daughter so giving even more of your time is a very generous selfless thing to do ,I'm sure your beautiful cards will raise a generous amount for pearl's charity.
Todays card is absolutely stunning I love everything about it !

Jean D

Anonymous said...

Love today's card, as usual, colours are fab

What a lovely gesture regarding Pearl's Charity and I know there will be lots of money raised on that day for what will be a deserving cause

June x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I did leave a comment on your lovely card yesterday but it came up with it was being held and would be shown later on checking tonight it wasn't but other peoples were printed twice

petlady said...

Good evening Sue, this card is georgous,Love the two colours and everything about it. Good luck with your charity work in Scotland, I am sure all will go well. Hugs Sandra xx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely idea to auction your cards for Pearls charity, I'm sure you will raise lots for her. Lovely card today, that ribbon is gorgeous x

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue like this card and its great of u 2 give more of ur time 2 a worthy thing
hugs chris x

Unknown said...

lovely card Sue, and what a wonderful idea to auction some cards for charity,I am sure you will make a lot of money for Pearls charity, well done you xxxxx

Brakkers said...

What a classy card. Love the Aberdeen plan, shame its so far away from me!
Anne Leighton Buzzard

Barbara said...

What a beautiful card Sue, its amazing. Lovely of you to give up your time and cards for the lady in Aberdeen. Its just too far away for me but hope you have a lovely time up there and enjoy the hospitality, you will be mobbed with fans of your work.

Sandra said...

Hello Sue, I have all the dies to make that card so I will be giving it a go this weekend!!
I think that you should organise a bus and we could all pay for a place to craft a long with you on route to Scotland , any profit could go to help Pearl and we could all have an amazing experience on the way! The Papertrie would have to be big though, I imagine it will be a very well attended event!
You truly are an angel Sue, with a heart of gold!
Huge hugs,
Sandra Riiey

hazel said...

Wow what a stunning card. Yes it would make a stunning Wedding card.Love everything about the card.
You have a very kind heart Sue helping Pearl's Charity. Cant wait to attend on the 6th July..It's only a hours drive and really looking forward to seeing you in Person...Take care and have a Lovely weekend.xx

granny p said...

Hi Sue I have just found a few quite moments to come back to your blog and just wanted to say THANK YOU , THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your thoughtfulness and your kindness in giving up your free time which I know is in short supply to come to Aberdeen and help support a cause dear to my heart.
I also wanted to thank lots of your followers for their kind offers of help in donating to Archway.
As the news is still sinking in that you will be coming to help me out , we at the shop are still working on all the suggestions put forward.
I have had a lump in my throat all day long thinking about what strangers are prepared to do to help others whom they have never met. If it is ok with you I can put a comment with a link to the web site for the charity I support on your blog. Once again THANK YOU

Miniaturemaid said...

another beautiful card sue xx

Sue Parish said...

Gorgeous card Sue. The ribbon certainly goes well with the backing paper - and I love the swirly sentiment.
What a wonderful idea for fund raising. I'm sure it will be a huge success. I liked the idea of a DVD someone mentioned and would definitely buy it - sadly I live too far away to go to the demo's and auction,
Sue xx

SusanLotus said...

Lovely card and very beautiful bow!

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, love the ribbon and bow on this lovely card. I can only echo everyone else's comments, its a fantastic thing that you're doing. There are some great spin off ideas, I for think the DVD idea is fab!!

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