Sunday, 10 March 2013

To A Beautiful You

 Happy Mother's Day all!  I feel like this is the best week we have had for giveaways and prizes to date!  Yesterday's blog candy, today's comment game winners (and there are loads of them) and I need to do another blog candy tomorrow.  I hadn't realised that we zoomed up another 100 followers so quickly, but we did (I think it was a record timewise!)  Just to keep it a bit less complicated, I will do that drawing and post it tomorrow.  For the card today, I picked some rather sultry colours and I know many of you will say it is too dark, but for those of you that share my taste in colours, this one is for you!  Black, rose, grey and blush were teemed together in this one.  I picked a grey decorative paper for the background.  I added a wide strip of rose coloured card that I embossed with  an embossibility folder.  I added a piece of black duchess lace to the side and taped the ends around the back.   I found a piece of coordinating paper with a smaller print to it and cut a piece for my focal element to sit on.  I cut two of the Timeless Amour dies (I don''t know what to call this particular die but it is a rather abstract looking heart) out of blush coloured card.  I stamped my sentiment on blush card and cut it out with one of the dies from the Fancy Tags two set. I very lightly inked it with Victorian Velvet distress ink.   I used the small curly bits from my heart to hold the sentiment tag on the top and bottom.  I cut a Labels 18 in rose and another one in black, that I cut in half to use as a shadow.  I mounted my hearts atop the labels 18 for my focal element.  I tied a bow out of black tulle and added it to the corner of the card.  I used a black Dazzler and stick pins to embellish my bow.  Finally I added the finishing touches b piercing the edges and adding some black flatback pearls to the corners.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.


 Now on to the weekly Comment Game winners!  Are you ready?  There are quite a few this week.  The weekly winners are:
Sued99!!!
Chrisppi!!!
Raineysheep!!!

Since we had three qualifying posts of over 200 comments, there are still more winners!  For the post of Tuesday, March 5th, the winners are:
Marlene!!!
SueWilson  (yes, I did a double take too!)!!!
SandytheRed!!!

For Wednesday, March 9th, the winners are:
Beverley W!!!
Tandy!!!
Salem!!!

For Thursday, March 7th, the winners are:
CraftyNanna!!!
Ann Livingstone!!!
Jane Llewellyn!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americanue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  I don't post any prizes until I get the email from you, just so you know!  Don't forget to check in on Monday for the second blog candy drawing this week!  All for noow, Sue x









200 comments:

Pam said...

I dont think this one is too dark, Sue, the white and pink lighten it up, it is lovely. Happy Mothers Day to all and congratulations to all of the winners.

Eemeli said...

Beautiful one. I love the combo of pink and black, you can make it rock with strong colors or beautiful and soft like your card with lighter shades of them. Beautiful details and such a darling card.

Hugs, Eemeli

CraftyCj said...

Love the black and pink on this card another super post x
Congrats to the winners

tracy w said...

Hi sue I don't think its too dark too I love the design Happy Mother's Day thanks for the ideas Tracy w x

Jan.moogie said...

Timeless Amour card lovely Sue. x

Vick said...

Happy Sunday morning to you Sue and all the winners, lol, another Sue Wilson, amazing card my friend, love it pink and black always go well together, hugs and have a good day!, Vick xxx
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Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, this isn't too dark for me , love the colours used. Congrats to all the winners . Happy Mothers Day all . Lol Lynne M x x x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I think the colours go great together and is beautiful. Sitting on pins waiting for my dies to arrive
Congrats to all the winners. Have a great Mothers day everyone.
Love Jan x x

Clai01 said...

I Love pink and black super special together!
well done the winners !

Anne Crawford said...

Another lovely card ,the colours are so pretty together . Had a fab day yesterday at the Glasgow Craft Show, bought lots of spellbinders and now can't wait to get home to play with them !
Congratulations to all the winners ,and Happy Mothers Day to all!

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Congrats on all the new bloggers and to the amazing give always you are doing this week. This is a direct result of your many shows last week no doubt. I love the colors on today's card, but I love black and white cards. Good job!

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Congrats on all the new bloggers and to the amazing give always you are doing this week. This is a direct result of your many shows last week no doubt. I love the colors on today's card, but I love black and white cards. Good job!

debs said...

hi sue, love the colours and lay out of the card. happy mother's day to all us mums! debs x

Heather said...

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mums out there! Congratulations to all the winners!

I love the card but you are right a bit too dark for me so I would balance the card a little more in favour of the lighter colours but as you know that is just me and it is after all a beautifully designed and laid out card as usual Sue.

I hope you are managing a little time to relax today hun!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sue for all the inspiration you gave us over the four day deal. I just need to put it into practice!!!
Looking forward to watching your demos next week.

LaraineB

Gail said...

Good Morning Sue, and Happy Mothers Day to you and all the Mums out there!
When I first looked at the card I thought it was too dark, but I have to say Im loving the pink and black combo!
Gail C x

Anonymous said...

Love the darker colours, love the white cards, teal cards, blue cards,
love them (nearly) all!! This one no exception - great die.
HMD Sue and all mothers out there, even if you just have fur babies.

'P' in Wales

dutchess said...

Happy Mother's Day Sue.....well I just love that colour combo...and the interesting way of using the heart design...must admit to buying it and not using it so thanks for the inspiration!....hope you have a lovely day crafty hugs Margaret

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, I love your colour choice. The background is lovely. The card is gorgeous. Happy Mothers Day to all....Congrats to the winners.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card love the pink and black you some mazing cards and I love watching your demos on tv.

Wilma x x x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love it - yes its dark but I think the white fancy hearts just gives it that lift. Didn't buy the hearts but think I should. Are tulle bows more difficult than ribbon to tie? never tried this.
HMD
Rgs
C

Lacelady said...

Oooh, Sue, I don't find the card too dark at all, I often make black/white cards. I wish I had been a winner, but congrats to those who are. Happy Mothers Day to everyone!

Anonymous said...

GM Sue
Post above should be
Rgs
Clare W - sorry! its early

Sonja_W said...

The colour combo is fantastic and make the card very elegant. I like it ver much. I allso like the way you have used the heart dies.Thanks for sharing it with us.

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
This card isn't dark at all, really love the colour combination. I have been watching all of the shows that I recorded from last week and used some of your ideas. It is thick snow here in Cambridge - Happy Mothers Day to all of the mums out there !!!!

Cassieajh said...

I love this card Sue it is quite different, congatulations to all the Winners I am so envious.
Hugs Allison xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card, the blush hearts and tag lift it so its not too dark. Great use of the winged heart die.

Donna Jones

Janice K said...

I'm loving all the different layers and details on this card. The lace is exquisite and the dimension from the layering and textures really make a stunning card. Happy Mothers Day everyone and congratulations to all the winners. x

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
The colour combo is gorgoeus, pinks and greys with that gorgeous black lace etc...
Those heart dies are so pretty..I hope to buy them in the not so distant future.
This may be corny but how's about 'lattice love' (let us love) lol! I hear everyone cringing...sorry!

Congratulations everyone!

Happy Mothers Day to all...Sue you can celebrate our UK mothers day and still look forward to enjoying your US Mothering Sunday at home with your Mom!

Have a great day!
Lara xxx

Rose in Chester said...

This is a beautiful card, not a bit of darkness on it. LOVE the colour combo.
Haven't got the duchess lace but one of the accent stips (persian or vintage lace) will be an acceptable substitute ('cos I want to do something like that card today).
Weather: cold and grey/drizzle but thank God NO SNOW.

Oksana said...

Another stunning card Sue! Congratulations to all the winners.x

Joesgrandma said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day Y'all. Great card again today, I'm realising I'm not layering my cards enough. I noticed also a lot of the dies have the lattice in ...like yours you brought us a while ago. Great minds etc. Mabex

mell said...

I love it x

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, I'm not to sure about this card! Sorry! I do like the colours and the die cuts are great but it doesn't quite do it for me!

Well done to all the winners I hope you enjoy your prizes.
I hope all mothers everywhere have a lovely Mother's Day today. Hugs to all Sonia x

nannapat said...

Congratulations to all the winners. I like this combo Sue, I think the pink really lightens it up. Pat x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Happy Mothering Sunday to everyone. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
I adore this card, it is 'right up my street' I love these colours together, and the die-cuts are beautiful, loving the background papers too.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Colours are fabulous, great layout, really liking these dies, and all these sample cards, you have definitely done yourself proud.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Happy Mothers Day to all you Mum's, but especially to my own,
Michelle(happy2craft)

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card very vintage looking I love the colour combo and Vintage Duchess Lace (Waiting for mine to arrive with the reversable ribbon) and the Black tulle so elegant.

Happy Mother's Day to all and Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

It's snowing here so me thinks a few hours in the "craft room" is called for.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Happy Mothering Sunday to all.
Well i for one think the colours are superb. Top marks again.
Congratulations to all the winners.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Beverley Arthrell said...

Hi sue, another fantastic card, i love the colors too. Have a lovely mothers day.
Bev x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I love the format of today'a card and I also love the colour scheme - the only bit I cannot make my mind up about is the black lace - in itself the lace is glorious but for me it just makes the card a little too dark.
Have seen the dates for forthcoming shows and aren't we going to be spoilt!! Am waiting impatiently for my goodies to arrive from your last Monday's and Tuesday's shows so I can get to play for the first time with stamps and matching dies.
Happy Mothering Sunday to all bloggers - I hope you celebrate two - ours here and yours over the water. Congrats to all the many winners.
Janet x

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is differant in a nice way and not too big a bow ,i like the lace border too.
Marion

Susan White said...

Happy Mother's Day Sue, and congrats to all the winners! Another great card today and I love the pink and grey combination of colours. Had to go to London last week, and managed to get some lovely tuille from John Lewis, as I've been inspired by your fabulous bows!

Thanks, Susan

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the colour combo.
Happy Mother's day to all and congratulations to all the winners.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

marg said...

Happy Mothering Sunday Sue!
The same to all the other Mothers too!
I like this card as I like the Black Lace and the Pinks.
Goodness that's a lot of bloggers Sue!
Congrats to all!
LoveMarg

kimberley said...

Yes it is rather dark Sue but i have to admit I like the colour combo-a change is as good as a rest.It certainly cheered me up on this snowy morning!! Congrats to all the winners-I still live in hope!take care,x.

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Super card,how you get all the ideas to make so many different ones beats me. Love the pink and black. So many winners today, congrats to all.
Audrey x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, Happy Mother's Day. I think this card is absolutely perfect, love the colours. Congrats winners. Bx

Debs Artliff said...

Good. Morning Sue happy mothers day. Well this csrdvis stunning i love it. Im like you the colours are lovely. Its not often that i like dark colours but this one is great its not too dark. Congratulations to all the winners today. Take care Sue. Xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Well done to all of the lucky winners. Not sure about this card though. I do like the colours and the dies but there is something that doesn't work for me - possibly the black lace and the tuille. Looking forward to your next shows.

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful and very elegant card. You really have an eye for what works together and I love all the new ways you think off to use the dies. I've had this labels set for ages but have rarely used the one. I found it goes great with ribbon running through the wee holes at each side.

Happy Mother's Day to everyone.

Alice x

Karen R said...

I think the colours are lovely, and the card is beautiful. Congratulations to all the winners. xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
This card is stunning.
Although its black I don't think its too dark as its mixed with the grey and pink which lift it. Another great colour combination.
Alison x

Victoria said...

I think the colours work well together, not too dark at all. The 'holding hands' idea is great here. Just to be fussy, I don't like the sentiment without a capital letter!! Well done to all the winners this week - what a busy week!

Sue Dunn said...

Black pink and grey go so well together Sue, I think your card is beautiful. Sue x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

I love the colours and dies on this card.

Thank you for picking my name out. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Love black and pink and the lace is exquisite and one I use quite a lot with cards and scrapbooking. Have a lovely Mothers Day and many congratulations to all the winners. YvonneMayxx

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I just love black and pink! Happy Mother's Day and congrats to the winners, Carole Z

Bosquie said...

another winner Sue.fabulous use of colour and black goes well with most.XX

Corinne said...

I saw this on C& C loved it i love these colours Hope you got spoiiled for Mothers Day you deserve it you work so hard Huggs Corinne

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Happy Mother's Day to you too!
Lovely card, so wish I had that die, it is stunning!
Congratulations to all the lucky winners!
Love Jean Xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card I love pink and black together. Happy Mothers Day.
Congratulations to all of the winners.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Really love this card - reminds me of the Moulin Rouge for some reason. I'm not a great lover of hearts but you have made these look great. Happy Mother's Day to all you Mums out there but just wanted to let all those who for the first time no longer have a Mother to make a fuss of today that my thoughts are with you.
Beverley W

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Love the colours in this card and the design.
Hope you have a great Mother's Day and are thoroughly spoiled.
Erica x

Tracy Harris said...

Stunning card i love the colours - thank you x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Is'nt too dark for me. Love the colours and the make up of the card.

Congrats to all the winners and Happy Mothers Day to all you mums out there. Had a lovely hand made card from my daughter who doesn't usually make cards so it's all the more special.

Val in Spain xxx

Christina Glass said...

Lovely card, my kind of colours. Loved watching your demos on Create and Craft.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, great colour combo and adore the 'holding hands' concept.

Hugs, Belinda X

Missmizog said...

I love the colours together. I am waiting for these dies to arrive, so looking forward to playing.
Have a great mothers day to all.
Sue

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, happy Mothers Day to everyone, and Happy Birthday to me! Sue this card is really lovely, the colours are georgeous together,pink and black always go well. The snow has now started here in Central Scotland and it is quite heavy. Take care everyone and have a great day. Jess x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
It all looks good to me ,love it
Happy Mothers day to all you lovely Mums out There

Take Care
Elaine H X

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, beautiful and stunning. the colours are just right for me. Black and pink lovely together. Have a nice Mother's Day Sue and to all who are on the blog. Congrats to all the winners.

Love June
xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card today, love the colour combo and gorgeous layout. I hope you have a lovely day. Emma

Anonymous said...

I love black & pink Sue.you use either light or dark pink as well depending on your mood. Can't wait until Monday Sue to see the shows on C & C. Happy Mother's day to everyone.

Witney pat said...

Love this card Sue. You can either use light or dark pinks, depending on your mood. Happy mothers day to everyone. see you on the tele Sue.

Jackie Calvert said...

Hello Sue, This card is beautiful, the only reservation I have is the type face sentiment, though the sentiment itself is perfect. What a lot of winners! congratulations to you all.
Jackie C xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful creation Sue.
Gr Elly

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a stunning card and I really love the colour combo. Well done to all the winners....Sue you certainly are generous! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue. Must try this one.I need the die now.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Beautiful card today, I love the colour combo on this one

Congratulations to all the winners

xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning all. The card is very ooh la la in style & colour. Would have made a fabulous Valentine. X

Carol Clarke said...

Happy Mothering Sunday to you too Sue
Love this card it isn't too dark love it !!Can't wait for my Amour die and stamps to arrive, a must to try
Hugs
Carol x

hazel said...

Morning Sue Happy Mothers day. Love this card the colour's are so me. Wow you have been busy with the give aways xx hazel

Bev said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning creation! I'm only just getting into spellbinder crafting and sit with my chin on the floor when I see your creations. I just hope one day I can be 10% as good as you.

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, the colours work well for me. Well done to all the winners.

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Happy Mothers' Day. I think the colours shouldn't work but they do! Lovely card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jean Deane said...

MorningSue,

Happy Mothers Day to all mums out there and happy birthday to my granddaughter 7 today x
Another lovely card my timeless amour arrived on Friday looking forward to having a go at this one ,love the colours and the lace I haven't any black but going to try it with White lace I think .x

Hope your having a rest this weekend ready for the POTW .
hugs
jean D

maxine h said...

Hi Sue,
Happy mother's day.
I really like the colours in todays card I think they are on trend at the moment anyway in lots of fashion and soft furnishings, so why not in our cards too lol.
Congrats to all the lucky winners
Love Maxine xx

Jean Johnston said...

Your colour coice is great Sue. It makes a lovely card and jogs me out of my pastel rut. Must try to vary my colour mixes more.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I would be thrilled to have a Mother's day card as pretty as this one. I hope everyone has a happy day.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue , Love this card pink and black would never have tried it but it looks stunning your the best love Jean Z xxx

Carol H said...

Hi Sue
Love the card stunning as usual, the colours go well together. Happy Mother's Day to all. Congratulations to all the winners.
Crafty Hugs
Carol Healy

Yvonne (seom) said...

I'm such a pink girl so this appeals to me. Love pink and grey, pink and brown, pink and black pink and anything really, so I like this one. Thanks sue for continuing to enspire us and for making me look fwd to receiving my email each day. X

Jane said...

Some amazing cards this week Sue love today's its beautiful.

Jane xx

HiggiSue said...

Gorgeous card today.
Congrats ti all the winners.
Happy mothering Sunday all

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love todays card later posting because I am being taken out for mothers day. Congrats to all the winner
Hugs x

Heather T

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This one is quite dark but it works so well, very pretty. Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums and congrats to all the lucky winners. Take care.

gwen70 said...

gorgeous card and colours, pink and black is great together

Hellma said...

love todays card Sue, the colors are great.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Black and pink together are a great combination and this card is beautiful.

Lindsay Martin said...

I love this combo too, but there again most of the combinations you put together look lovely, beautiful card, well done to all the winners this week, and Happy Mothers Day to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Gm Sue, love it, great colour combo. Counting down until next weekend. Have a great day.

Remembering all the mum's that aren't with us any more, not just today but every day.

Gilly C

hotpotato said...

gorgeous card Sue. I spent all yesterday morning cutting out lots from my spellbinder dies.....now I need to make the cards!

A said...

Good morning Sue, happy Mother's day. yet another stunning card its perfect not too dark at all. Hugs xx

Clare said...

Beautiful card, very pretty.

Clare x

Laura O said...

love the pink colour with grey /black.Beautiful card .Laura O

margaret t said...

Kove this card Sue as with all the cards you make. I dont think I have seen one I didnt like congrats to the winners

Suebak said...

I must get the heart dies. Definitely not too dark. x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Happy mothers day to all mums. Cracking card. love the ribbon. cracking die (and one i havent got ).
I like the colours. Alwys have to have a light and dark to set each other off (unless tone on tone).
Well done to all the winners.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Vie Carter said...

Not too dark for me, love Pink and Black together

Another great card Sue

How generous you are, giving your time each day brightening our lives and giving away so many goodies! thank you Sue

Vie
x

torridgewomble said...

Happy Mother's Day ALL

The colours of the card are beautiful, there was a lot of black and pink around in our younger years,
the grey lifts it a little, altogether I do like very much.
Barbara xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue
Love todays offering, so opulant looking.

Happy Mothers day to everyone. You are so giving all those giveaways!

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

p.s. congratulations to all the winners.

kathr said...

Another beautiful card today Sue, I get so much inspiration from your blog, just wish my creations turned out as gorgeous as yours , but I'm working on it....Happy Mothering Sunday (UK)....
Hugz Kath...xx...

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Wow, not been on your blog for a couple of days, what lovely cards I have missed.

Well done to the winners.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
I love the use of the different papers and the colours. A lovely card Sue, and yesterdays was beautiful too. Than you Sue, this daily blog of yours brightens so many lives.
Sonia x

salem said...

my fave colors at the mo, lacey ,love it ,it works for me !! needed a show today cheer us all up

Kiraneries said...

Sue another beautful card. I love black and pink together.

Sue B said...

Beautiful Sue, I'm with you on these colours----Stunning.
Happy Mother's Day!

hazel said...

Happy Mothers day to you also Sue..The card is not dark at all the colours work so well together and love the dies.All makes a stunning card. Congratulations to all the winners.. Take care x

CraftyJo said...

I think the colour choice is lovely, they're unusual but really do work together well.

Malou said...

Happy Mother's Day, Sue and all here. This is a beautiful card. I love the colour combination too. Congrats to all the winners.

aggieosborne1104 said...

Happy Mother's Day Particraft family!!!

Hi Sue,
Happy Mother's Day to you and to your mom!
I love the combination of colours and the heart die is si pretty! I think I can add this to one of my fav card! Hope you're being pampered and having a lovely day! Take care always,
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

Jayne said...

I love everything about this card the colours are fab.
Jayne

Jayne said...

I love everything about this card the colours are fab.
Jayne

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
I hope that you have had a long distance call from your daughter!!
Today's card is a beautiful combination of colours and dies, I love it!
I have to say I am not surprised that your blog following has increased so fast, it's your amazing demo's on tv and the fabulous samples. I am surprised you haven't broken records with the most amount of followers !
Enjoy Mother's Day, although I suspect you are in the craft room!
Congratulations to all the lucky winners!
Mother's Day hugs to all,
Sandra Riley xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I totally adore this card, the colours are fab and I just love everything about it! STILL waiting for my dies - it's torture. Love Sam xxx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely beautiful stunning card.
margaret l

darcydaydream said...

beautiful...happy mothers day...Christine in DArcy...x

Michelle said...

Wow wee Sue, this is absolutely fabulous and certainly not too dark for me. I love the black duchess lace on top of the blush card and the Timesless Amour Dies are stunning. I love how you loop the curly bits of the dies together. Beautiful backing papers too!!

Happy Mother's Day Sue and to all your followers. Hope you all have a great day.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

June Fletcher said...

Hello Sue

A beautiful card and very appropriate for today

Happy mother's day to you too

Congratulations to all the winners

June x

MissD said...

I love the colours and the card think pink & grey work well together.

Patricia said...

Congratulations to all the lucky winners
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out ther.

Another stunning creation Sue, not too dark and those dies are a must have.
Have a great day

Patricia. xxx

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners
Love this card not too dark for me Sue x

iggy said...

happy mothers day to you & also your mum as well,. love the card even though i prefer light coloured ones.

Wendy from Scotland said...

happy mothers day to all
beautiful card love the colours
congrats to all the winners
Wendy xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This is beautiful, not too dark for me, I love the pink and black. Happy Mothers Day to all.
Congratulations Sue on your new blog followers, you deserve it after all your hard work. Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

cats said...

For me !? thank you Sue,I love it.
Happy mothers day to everyone.
Christine xx

SerenePolly said...

How lovely Sue - thank you. By changing colours and tones, I can imagine a wonderful series of cards!

Christine
xx

Ita said...

Hi Sue Happy Mothers day to all,I hope you have a great day,knowing you ,i bet you are in the craft room getting ready for Friday.
I love todays card and no it is not too dark for me ,the Dies are fab.,
Congrats to all the winners
Smiles
Ita

Lori said...

Hi Sue, I love today's card. The color choices are fabulous. I would not have chosen them, until I saw this card. That Timeless Amour die is gorgeous! Is it a Spellbinders die? I don't remember seeing that one.
Hugs Lori
stamper572000 at yahoo dot com

jeffrey bubbles said...

I really like the colour combination of this pretty card. As a spellbinder addict I love to see your cards to get inspirations of how to use them more than I do. Happy Mothers Day Kathy

Ita said...

P.S congrats on having so many followers on your fantastic blog
Ita

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love the pink and black and congrats to the winners

martine said...

Hi Sue,Happy Mother's Day, what a stunning card i just love the black and pink,
all the best Martine xxx

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card and I love the colours together, certainly not too dark. Happy mothers day to all.

nmty said...

Hi sue what a lovely card. I think the pink makes it pop and I certainly don't think it is too dark. Enjoy your Mother's Day too. Lv norma

Anonymous said...

Certainly not too dark for me Sue black & pink especially the paler shades of pink are one of my favourite combinations. Congratulations to all winners of the draws.
Val c xx

magpie said...

First of all what a beautiful sentiment for all you mums out there for this Mother's Day. Beautiful card too Sue, all the colours work perfectly together. "Wow", congratulations to all the lucky winners! Wonderful! Enjoy your prizes! Good luck to everyone for the Candy Blog draw tomorrow! xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd share this on Mothers Day.
My wonderful aunt, who was 100 last birthday and is my late Mum's elder sister (and indeed the last of her generation), and who has lost both of her daughters, gets cards and flowers from her various nieces and grandchildren on this day.
Spoke to her this morning and said I looked to her as my surrogate Mum as I no longer have one - and guess what she said?? "I don't have a Mum either".
So no matter how old you are, you still miss your Mum especially on this day.
I laughed and I cried too.

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue I like the layout of this card and I really like the colour combination but I'm really not too sure about the heart die cut,I don't know what it is but I don't like it that much. Hope everyone has a great Mother's Day and as another blogger said if this is your first Mother's Day since losing your mum my thoughts are with you as I still feel weird not sending a card and my mum passed away 7 years ago,especially as she would have loved my handmade cards as she used to pay a fortune for them but I only discovered card making 4years ago. Looking forward to potw love Lesley x

Meg said...

Thanks for all the inspiration through your shows and blog Sue.
This card isn't for me but I know we can't all like the same things all the time.

Margaret O
xxx

Jill Liddle said...

Not too dark at all Sue just very very pretty.

Debra W said...

It is very pretty. I always love black and pink together! Debra W

Kylemore Kards said...

Love this one. Not sure about the black but love the design. May have to give it a try in other colours. Thanks again. Hil

sued99 said...

I love the design but it is a bit too heavy on the grey and black for me. Thanks for picking out my name and congrats to all other prizewinners.

Paper Junkie said...

Happy Mothers Day Sue. Been away for a few days so just catching up on all your shows which I recorded. Such a treat to see you on our screens again. Love all your Demos and samples. I have already got several of the dies on the shows and it was great to see different ways I can use them. X

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue and Happy Mothers Day to all.

I love the colours of this card I am trying to educate people that black is not a bad colour to have on cards. We will win them over eventually

Keep inspiring

Luv n stuff
Carol B

joyce walker said...

Beautiful card in black and pink. Wish I was the mother getting it.
Sorry all your shows are finished come back soon. Joyce W

SONJA H said...


First must wish all mummy's out their "A VERY HAPPY MOTHERS DAY"

lOVE THE WAY YOU DID TODAYS CARD SUE, BUT NOT SURE ABOUT THE GREY AND BLACK BUT LOVE THE PINK AND WHITE AND PERHAPS SOME HITS OF GREY
WHAT DO YOU THINK?!!!!

HUGS & kISSES

SONJA HOPKINS.XX.XX.



jordiegirl said...

Love the black and pink - very nice card.

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, a lovely combination, and the lace looks gorgeous. fab card.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
So many diferent layers and textures all blending together beautifully
love from Jackie D

Howdy said...

Not too dark. Just offsets the pink beautifully. Well done, sue

Leanne said...

This is awesome. Your cards always have the elegant touch. Love them.

Anonymous said...

Happy Mothers day to you to Sue, I think the pink and black is a beautiful combination. Edwina

Annie said...

Hi Sue I'm not a fan of all dark cards but this one didn't strike me as dark at all - it is lovely It is soft with the pink and grey and the stronger colour seems just to hold Congrats to the oh so lucky winners and Happy Mother's Day to everyone! Hope you've all had a wonderful day.
Annie x

Anonymous said...

love card, love everything about it.

mol x

stella wright said...

nice card Sue not to fond of dark cards but i do like pink and grey,had the first of my order Saturday Asters tryed your tip of stamping on them hooray it works and so much faster so thank you very much. happy Moms day x

Ladock girl said...

Lovely card as usual Sue, love black and pink together, it's a lovely effect. Congratulations to all the winners enjoy your goodies. Especially Sue Wilson, I had to laugh, are you sure you not commenting on your own posts?

Jean Cockburn said...

Happy mothers day to everyone and congrats to all the lucky winners. I love everything about this card specially the grey background paper I think it makes a great background, and I adore the black lace,very elegant. xx Jean

Jean Cockburn said...

Happy mothers day to everyone and congrats to all the lucky winners. I love everything about this card specially the grey background paper I think it makes a great background, and I adore the black lace,very elegant. xx Jean

Hanneke said...

Wowm what a gorgeous card! I love the colors. Hugs, Hanneke

S. Precious said...

I love this card and like previous comments the colour choice work well together, look forward to getting them every day. Thank you Sue

Maria said...

another fantastice card sue

Aileen said...

Love the cards, pink and black make a great combination.
Have so enjoyed watching you last week on C & C
Many congrats to all the winners xx

Jan Ltc said...

Wonderful Sue and congrats to the winners! Happy Mother's day xx Jan

Pat L said...

Beautiful card and loved your shows on create and craft so inspiring that I had to join up as a follower of your blog
Thank you

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Happy Mother's Day to you and everyone. What a super card opens up lots of possibilities too
Margaret

Anonymous said...

Wow what a stunning colour combination . I love the way the pink lifts the always elegand black and white card.
Busy Day for winners - congratulations. Happy Mothers Day
Michelle M

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Linda Simpson said...

Happy Mother's Day Sue! Congratulations on smashing the 4000 follower target and congratulations to all the winners too.

Another beautiful card and the sentiment is beautiful!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card. So glad that it will not be long unto you are on are screens again.

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue I do like the colours. Well done to the many winners!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and the die cuts it all looks so rich and grand. Hope you have had a god day.
Best wishes Brenda Lel

brenda said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and no it's not too dark. Still waiting for my dies to arrive, can't wait to play x

karenlotty said...

Well done to the winners & I LOVE THIS CARD Did I say that loud eonough! My kind of colours I don't usually go for pink

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a very pretty card today. You are a very inspirational crafter :)
Congratulations to the lucky winners

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue, another 100 followers so quickly. I love this card, especially the colour combo. I use a lot of black myself as I feel it really makes the colours pop. With love & light Theresa. H.

Marlene said...

Love this card, sorry so late today been out for a lovely day with my children for Mothers Day.Nice to see a different colour today, not to dark at all Marlenex

Maggie said...

How lucky am I to have such wonderful kids and such a lovely mother's day. lots of cards but none as beautiful as this. They do mean just as much though even if not hand made. xx

Sue Parish said...

Gorgeous card Sue - and I love the colours.
Congrats to all the lucky winners,
Sue xx

Phi said...

Your work is amazing. All beautiful creations. Love your choice of colours for this card. What you do with these dies are amazing.

Deborah said...

Hi Sue... love the color choice of pink, white and black, very Chanel...it would look good with teal, lilac, lemon...so many to choose from...really enjoyed your four day deal shows...look forward to seeing you soon for the POTW.

Take care. Deborah.H. :)

SusanLotus said...

Lovely card. I love the sentiment you made with stamps.

Susan

Maryann said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, really beautiful work as I like it again.
CONGRATS to all the lucky winners here, please enjoy your prizes ladies.

Ann said...

Absolutely lovely card Sue, you always bring a smile and nurture ideas. Thanks

Diane Mortimer said...

Black and pink go so well together, another lovely card.
Diane from Glasgow

Shazza said...

beautiful card, congrats to the winners x

Anonymous said...

Another stunner, love the colours.
JazzaC x