Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Special Day Cascading Heart Card

 Hello everyone!  Thank you so much for your patience.  I had a great nights rest and then hit the ground running again today getting everything put away from Ally Pally and sending out the charity auction cards too!  Speaking of the auction, I forgot to tell you who the winner was that guessed the closest amount.  From the auction of 15 cards, I raised  (insert drumroll here) £802.11 !!!  I was given another £170.00 as donations to the charity but not part of the actual auction.  I was so completely thrilled that we were able to raise that amount, I was over the moon with that!
After checking everyone's comments closely, the winning guess for the 15 card total was made by Michelle with a guess of £767.55.  However, I have decided to include a prize for Mary at Doghouse because her guess was £804.30 a mere £2.19 over! So both of you please email me for your prizes please!  Thank you again for all your support.

I'll give you a quick rundown of this card, then list all the winners for the comment game this week.      
I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card using my new Cascading Hearts embossing folder (so perfect for a wedding card, isn't it!)  Next I used the Filigree Delight die and cut it out in white, using the inner oval die to cut a frame.  I cut a piece of silver card that was exactly the size of the filigree delight and glued the white piece to it.  I then used the oval die to cut the centre out of it.  I used mounting foam and placed it to the left side of my background on the card.   I stamped the Cathedral Lace stamp on white card using a clear perfect medium pad.  I heat embossed it with silver powder and used the oval to cut that shape out of the centre of my stamped image.  I rubbed it with Pewter gilding wax and then glued the oval in the centre of the frame, recessing it.  I stamped my sentiment on a strip and embossed it in silver.  I used the brushed pewter distress stain to edge the strip and then I cut the ends into forks.  I mounted it across the card and embellished the edge with a sugared rose, tulle, swirls and leaves.  I pierced the edges to complete the card. Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size.

Now, comment game winners for the week are:
Hayley Johnson!!!
Liz Hardman!!!
Beverley West!!!

From the extra qualifying post of Tuesday the 9th, the winners are:
Helen Garrington!!!
Brenda Hanlon!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wednesday the 10th, the winners are:
Norah McPhee!!!
Pauline A!!!
Snowqueen 62!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Thursday the 11th, the winners are:
Deborah H!!!

Congratulations to all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  I will get the big Blog Candy Drawing done and post the winners on Wednesday!

 I know the post is getting rather long, but I just wanted to add a little about the weekend show.   I am still spinning from the weekend at Ally Pally, but it was great fun with record attendance too!   I want to thank everyone for stopping by and saying hi, introducing themselves and chatting with me, I really enjoyed it.  A really big thank you goes out to those of you that braved the queue at the stand as it was crazy how long it was on Saturday.  I do hope you have fun with your new goodies and I will do my best to show you loads of card samples using the products we were selling!  Since they moved into the larger hall there last year, it still had plenty of room so you never felt cramped so the weekend was a sheer joy!  I have decided that it must just be an English hospitality thing, because I did stamp shows like that in America for 17 years, usually about 20 shows a year.  Never once can I ever recall being given a handmade card, chocolate or other gifts.  I was absolutely showered with such gifts this time and times before.  It is so lovely (and a bit embarrassing!) to feel so appreciated.  I just want to say a great big collective thank you to everyone who took the time to stop by the stand and tell me how I have affected their lives through my crafting.  Never in a million years would I have expected my life to have such an impact on anyone else's lives and you will never know what that means to me!  That is the essence of life in my world, thank you, I am truly blessed!  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Such a stunning card I love it. Congratulations on a superb auction result.

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning Sue glad you had a great time at ally pally. What beautiful card for us today its so elegant. I do like this die as its so flexable. Ive used it several times and it all ways times out nice. Take care Sue xx

Debs Artliff

Vick said...

Good Morning honey!!
Wow what can I say other than WOW...this is such a special card, elegant, classy, sublime, exquisite.......just gorgeous!
Congrats with the auctioning, what a wonderful achievement, Good on you Sue, such a lovely idea!
Congrats to all the winners this week, i'm very jealous LOL, hugs to you sweetheart, Vick xxx
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hollyberry said...

This card is so beautiful and perfect for a wedding.
Glad the auction did so well-your cards deserve the money paid for them as they are works of art.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love it and must have a go at recreating it. Sounds like you had a great time at Ally-pally and am so pleased that people took the time to thank you for your encouragement and fantastic talent which you share daily. I for one look forward to seeing what creation you share on a daily basis and how to use or adapt, or simply recreate it. Thank you.xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Such a beautiful card. Just right for a wedding. Glad you got a good nights rest and that you enjoyed Ally Pally. Fantsatic auction results.(Congrats to all of the winners).
Take care.

tracy w said...

Hi sue what a stunning card thanks for all your creations you do it really help when you have a card to make and you go blank I just go to your blog and the light comes on thank you Tracy w x

Michelle said...

OMG Sue congratulations and well done on raising such a phenomenal amount for charity.

Today's card is stunning (as always)and would be suitable for so many different ocassions but especially for a wedding.

Congratulations to all of today's lucky winners.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
What an amazing card, very elegant classy and sophisticated. Fabulous.
I saw the queue on Saturday and heard some of the comments at the length, but nobody was complaining about either they were a very jolly lot some even sending out for tea as they waited lol
Amanda x

TDQ Karen said...

Congratulations on your auction raising so much for the charity, that is fantastic. Also Congratulations to all the winners.

What a fantastic card, it is so pretty and your folder designs are wonderful. xxx

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card once more. The auctions raised a super amount of money, what a great idea. Glad you have recovered from Ally Pally. I am not surprised that you have been showered with thank you gifts as I for one, after seeing all your blogs and appearances on TV have had my cardmaking enhanced and inspired by all your creations. Congrat to the winners.

Wilma x x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Congratulations on getting a fantastic amount of money for your auctions, well done. Onto today's card what can I say that hasn't already been said, it's such a pretty card. You are such a modest person I'm not surprised at all the compliments etc you received, you are one special lady. Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jean Johnston said...

Really beautiful. Would be treasured by any recipient. Congratulations on the wonderful total raised by your cards. Well deserved result.

Felicie said...

What a gorgeous card.I love it a lot.

Gail said...

Morning, what a beautiful, beautiful card! So glad AP went well for you and that was a brilliant amount you made on auctioning your cards.
Gail C x

Clai01 said...

Congratulations Sue on the Auction! and your comments over Ally Pally made me tingle.
You really have made on impact on people not only with your designs and techniques but the fact you always explain everything and share it with us, your cards are simply gorgeous!

englishrose897 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, yes perfect for a wedding. Well done raising so much on your card auction . Have a great day. Sally x

sandra collis said...

Congratulations on raising so much money and the great show at ally pally wish I could go but it's a little to far away maybe next time

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is so lovely. My embossing folders arrived on the weekend and I love them, fabulous designs. So many people appreciate your inspiration. Well done on the auction, and congrats to the winners. Bx

Cee Bee said...

WOW Sue what a classy card, Glad you had a good Ally Pally it amazes me how genuinely suprised you are by the generosity of us crafters towards you when you show us the way with your generosity to us. Keep on sharing Sue we appreciate you so much.

Hugs n stuff
Carol B

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Rachel Taylor said...

Another beautiful card sue , i love your white ones !
Congrats to all the winners and well done on raising so much money ! Sue we are thankful that you are in our lives ,
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Phi said...

Wow £767.55 for the auction of the 15 cards. That is amazing!! Congrats on raising so much.

This card is beautiful. I'm loving the cascading hearts embossing folder and that cathedral lace stamp is just gorgeous. So much detail.

I'm so jealous of all the awesome crafty events in the UK and US. Must be so much fun. Here in Australia there isn't many to go to and the scale is much smaller I believe. If I ever go overseas, I'll have to make sure it coincides with some of these craft shows.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Just beautiful. I'm so glad you enjoyed Ally Pally but hope you can resy up a bit now. Take care.
Beverley W

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Another beauty, I think I would have preferred a proper image though, but love the concept.

Donna Jones

Carole Z said...

Congratulations on the amount raised for your auctions, wow! I wasn't surprised when you said it was record attendance at Ally Pally - I have never seen it so busy...love today's card! Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, WOW, what a fantastic result with the auction, well done, and what a fantastic idea.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Auction and also the Comments winners, you lucky peeps.
Your card today, as always, is beautiful and would be a brilliant wedding or anniversary card, truly lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Mary Gallivan said...

Hi Sue, Congratulations on the amount raised by the auction!! Another beautiful card this morning. Looking at your blog is such a lovely way to start the day as it makes me feel happy and set for the day xx

maxine said...

Another stunning card Sue, its so pretty. Congratulations on the amount you have raised through the auction. X

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Another stunner. Hope the embossing folders will be available again soon! Congratulations on raising such a good amount for the charity.

kimberley said...

Well done on the auction Sue -I'm sure the chatity will be very pleased with the amount raised.Todays card is beautiful although I can't seem to get white on white looking as classy as you I will keep trying.I know you have said you will never be at shows in Glasgow but i'm sooo jealous of all the lucky people who had the chance to meet you in england,take care,x.

maxine h said...

Another lovely card as always, and a big well done for raising so much for charity with the card auction. Glad you enjoyed ally pally and are now rested and raring to go.
Well done to all of the lucky winners this week too.
Big hugs
Maxine x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunnning card and I might use red for a ruby card I have to make in July.
Your time at Ally Pally sounds great, too far for me to go to.
Congratulations to all the winners of the comment game and the auction cards, and on the total you raised.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Jackie Trinder said...

Wow a stunning card today. A brilliant amount of money made through the auction. Thank you Sue for all you do you give so much of yourself you are an inspiration. Love Jackie

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I am so pleased your auction of 15 cards raised over £800 - nearly double the amount I guessed! and donations too - that just speaks volumes about what the Wilsonettes think of your work and creativity. AP sounds great - must go next year. Love todays card.
Clare W

carol e said...

Hello Sue a beautiful card. Congratulations on raising so much on the auction , a real achievement Glad your weekend went well and you wholeheartidly deserve all the gifts and thanks. Congrats to all the winners as well in all the draws

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, I love this card it's gorgeous and the background is brilliant! I'm waiting patiently for my A4 embossing folders to arrive! I hope you have a good. Hugs Sonia x

Tracy Harris said...

Georgous card Sue. Congratulations on raising so much for the charity x you deserve all the gifts, you inspire so many of us with the work you produce. Keep on crafting. Enjoy your day x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Congratulations on the amount you raise for the charity, amazing result. Like today's card, another beautiful creation, looove the embossing folder, I managed to order 3 of them, will have to wait to find the other 3, hee hee. That is what I loved about Ally Pally, all my favourite products on Rubberneckers and Creative Expressions stands, with my be all and end all, FAVOURITE card designer to watch in person, I just loved it last year, was so disappointed I couldn't go this time, hopefully will get to Sept and Oct ones, fingers crossed. You are truely a very Special person and we really do appreciate all your inspiration, talent, hard work and especially the time you put into making your blog so special.
Have a great day today.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What a Special card. An absolute delight.

Congrats on raising so much money and also well done to the winners.

One of these fine days I'll be in the queue at Ally Pally waiting to talk to you.

Val in Spain xxx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue, a truly beautiful card, it would make a lovely wedding or anniversary card. I am hoping my embossing folders and dies arrive soon as I am desperate to start playing. What a wonderful amount to raise for charity and thank you so much for taking the time to do it.
Have a good day
Love and Hugs
Dawn S.

Debby Berry said...

Good,or I g Sue,
Fabo card and congrats on all you success. Glad you are getting a little rest...

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Congratulations to ALL the winners.

Wow! another stunning card, I love it. Classy, elegant..... just so beautiful. Anther one I will take inspiration from. This would make a stunning wedding card.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

hazel young said...

Wow Sue well done on raising so much with the auction and the additional donation Im sure the charity will be over the moon with that. Glad you had a lovely time at AP. Beautiful card today xx hazel

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card , managed to get the embossing folder at Ally Pally . You deserve all the accolades , your generosity and kind spirit are much appreciated. Well done to all the winners and to raising £800+ on the charity auction. Can't wait for the demo DVD as it's a little bit far to come to see you. Lol Lynne M & fur babies x x x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Pleased to hear you are a little refreshed after the show. The amount raised for the auction is brilliant.. I love this card but don't have the die so will try a substitute. It would be as you say perfect for a wedding.

Love Rosemarie xx

Clare said...

Beautiful card. Glad you had such a good time at Ally Pally. Well done for raising so much money for charity.

Clare x

Laura O said...

Sue,what can I say ,This is a fantastic card .Love the background embossing and the recessed silver piece.Well done on getting so!!! much on the auction.Laura O

Jane said...

What a fab sum of money you raised Sue. Well done to all the lucky comments winners. It was lovely to meet you on Saturday at Ally Pally and I was so impressed how cool, helpful and totally charming you were to every single person who stopped by to say hello. It's a shame that those embossing folders don't fit my Bigshot! You are one generous and kind lady, thank you for being you x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a beautiful card and so pleased that I managed to get the embossing folder. You are a very geniune and kind person and it is so great to hear of the auction and the money raised ...well done you! Take Care Love Michelle xxx

Victoria said...

What a lovely post Sue. So glad that you know how much you are appreciated by all and that you had a great time at Ally Pally. Now the card - BEAUTIFUL. Love the composition, the dies, the white/silver, the forked sentiment. Thank you.

Janice K said...

Oh wow Sue, this design is gorgeous and perfect for a wedding card! Congratulations on the fantastic auction result. x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Well done you for raising all that money. And I'm glad you had a hectic but wonderful time at AP. I think that people cannot help but take you into your heart, you are a truly beautiful person and it comes through in all that you do. Hopefully I shall also be one to meet you at Ally Pally one of these years.......
Also congratulations to all those that won prizes - wish it had been my name amongst you lot but hey, I am really thankful for the blog which gives me inspiration every time.

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card Sue, but then you never make a duff one! Congrats on raising such a huge amount with your cards, I knew they would exceed any offer I could make, so I'll have to carry on emailing in to C&C when you do your shows - who knows, I might get pulled out of the cup of chance one of these days.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card, love it. I'll pretend its for me today as its my 70th birthday. Keeping my fingers crossed for new spellbinders.
I can't believe you raised so much money on the auction, fantastic amount.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful card , you never disappoint .

Your Auction Total is fantastic well done to you .

Congratulations to all of todays winners

Elaine H X

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful stunning card, it is so elegant - jusdt gorgeous.
Contrats to all the winners, I'm jealous, and please everyone had a good time at Ally Pally, sorry I could not make it, and of course well done to you Sue you are an inspiration to us all.
Carol xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue.

melanie said...

Stunning card Sue so jealous of the winners but maybe one day .Melanie

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
An exquisite creation! Every element...Beautiful!

Well done on the auction!
Congratulations to all the winners including Michelle & Mary!

So glad to hear you had a great time at the weekend, hope you get to put your feet up for a good rest!

Have a great day
Lara xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

What a beautiful card. I have just ordered the filigree delights they are gorgeous dies

Well done on raising all that money

Congratulations to the blog winners

Sue xx

Jean Z said...

Amazing card just love it ,congratulations to all the winners Jean Z xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I really love everything about today's card and can see it being used for as you say 'weddings' but also for engagements, anniversary, and just to give to someone whom you love very much. Silver/Gold/White is so elegant isn't it and so pure.
It's my knit and knat day today and have decided to share my bundle of new emboss folders with two of my crafty friends there. I know they would find it very difficult to have to wait until end of May or June.
Janet x

Sandra F said...

It's a stunning card Sue. xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the card and well done with the auction ,i was well out with my total.congratulations to the winners ,i keep hopeing my name will be there.
Marion H

Anonymous said...

A truly beautiful card - your continuous ideas just amaze me! It was such a pleasure to see you at Ally Pally on Saturday and to meet other likewise blog-lovers. Can't believe we have to wait until the end of June to see you again but thank goodness for your blog! YvonneMayxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Gr Elly

Anne Crawford said...

Congratulations on the amount raised for the card auction excellent!
Today's card is beautiful , I didn't manage to get any of the folders but maybe nextime.
Well done to all the winners!

Bosquie said...

Another fab card.Just love the way you combine everything together.Stunning.Hope you get a bit of rest now at least for few days Xx

Maryann said...

Absolut ly another stunner here again Sue. I just sooo love your card here too. You´re always sharing sooo much inspiration with us all here.
And I think, it´s us, who´s grateful for the impact you´ve had on our crafting lifes, as that´s been huge too. I for one have learned sooo much from you both here and on the C & C shows too, and I´m sure, that how all these girls felt too, that was showering you with all that love, and I wish many more people would be that kind sometimes to all those around us, who´s doing such a big difference to our lifes. You so deserve it, so please just enjoy it hun.
Big CONGRATULATIONS for the big amount collected and also to the lucky winners here this week too.
Have a wonderful day everyone.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
First of all fantastic results for your auctions and to everyone who bid from someone who has the support of a charity run group for my Autistic child and knows just how much people such as yourselves make to our lives a BIG thank you. and to you Sue for your time, effort and your stunning cards.
Second to todays card....such a beautiful card. I love the embossed background and the lovely embossing behind the die. Oh the wonderful world of spellbinders and the creations they create from someone with a brilliant imagination. Thank you Sue
Love and crafty hugs

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

This card is so beautiful.

Loved meeting you at AP on Sat. Enjoyed the demos.

You truly are an inspiration and a pleasure to have in my world. Thank you. X

Eemeli said...

Such a stunning wedding card! Love the added little bit of bling on the fabulous-looking rose.

Congrats with the auctioning, you did a fabulous job.

Hugs, Eemeli

gwen70 said...

Morning Sue, such a beautiful card today, love that embossing folder. Wow you raised a really big amount for the cards so congratulations on that, the charity will be thrilled

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous card today, glad you enjoyed the show and well done on raising such.a fantastic amount

Izzwizz said...

Sue, first of all what a wonderful card as always. Many congratulations on raising such an amazing amount of money for the charity with your card auctions, and I'm so glad to hear you had a fab time at Ally Pally. I would love to see you there some day, but think its unlikely that I could travel, but I can understand why you get showered with presents.

You cannot underestimate the effect you can have on some people's lives with your art. Last Summer I became very depressed during my chemotherapy and lost interest in everything about me. I could hardly move and just spent weeks on the sofa in front of the tv. You did a series of Spellbinders shows on createandcraft craft, and I became inspired. My husband encouraged me to buy the deal, a big set of dies, the only time I've ever spent so much in one go, and I got excited waiting for them to come. I wasn't able to do much crafting at that time, but managed a few minutes each day and gradually got interested in life again. I read your blog every day and have continued to receive inspiration from you. Thank you for being you and giving us all so much joy. Maddy x

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, I'm totally inspired by this card and I have several wedding card to make so this will definitely be putting some of the ideas to use. Hugs xx

nannapat said...

Congratulations to the winners and to you Sue for raising so much for charity. Today's card is so elegant and that embossing folder really is a must have. So glad that Ally Pally was such a success for you. Pat x

Dorothy Fox said...

You really are a very special lady !
Dot x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I'm so glad that people gave you gifts etc at Ally Pally...now I think you realise what an impact you, and Spellbinders, have on peoples lives.
I am at home most of the time and crafting is my saviour!
Without this I think I would go crackers! LOL
Love today's card, and look forward to being able to buy the Embossing Folders when they are available again.

Marion Bull said...

Good morning Sue, you are such a special lady. Not only do you inspire us with your beautiful cards but you are so kind and generous with your time and your talents, especially the auction. Another lovely card today. Enjoy a well earned rest!

Carol H said...

Hi Sue, Congratulations on your amount raised by your auction, hopefully you may do it again later in the year and raise some more. I love todays card and the filigree dies are going on my wish list. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy


Good Morning Sue,
Congratulations to ALL the winners
Your card is truly amazing Might try and go to AP nxt yr tc x

Carol Yates said...

Another stunner Sue, congrats on the amount you made with your charity auction. have a good day.

snowqueen62 said...

Hi Sue
I'm so excited that I won your draw. Can't wait for the postman. Today's card is lovely, another definite one to try. Congratulations on your auction a fantastic amount. Keep up the great work.
Sue x

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
Firstly, congratulations that amount of money you raised will make a huge difference!
Today's card is fabulous, I can't wait for my embossing folders to arrive!
I would have queued the whole day just to say hi! I think it is important for you to know how much of a difference you make to people's lives, personally inspiring me to just do something to drag me from the depth's of depression!
Seeing someone's face when you give them a card is a lovely feeling!
I have to say that I have never witnessed anyone that is as widely appreciated as you are, either by the sheer volume of your blog followers or by the effect you have when recommending things that you use after which the whole country sells out of that item! It is fantastic and important to know how much we love and appreciate the effort you go to providing us with inspiration everyday, regardless of what's happening in your own life, you truly are amazing!
Huge crafty hugs my dear friend,
Sandra xx

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah Sue,
Another stunning card, love the white with silver, really beautiful. Thank you x

Sandybee said...

An amazing amount of money for the auction Sue, no wonder you are so thrilled.

Beautiful card again today

xx Sandra

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue firstly the card is beautiful and very suitable for weddings,engagements or anniversaries and doing it in white with silver or gold always make it look elegant. Congrats on raising so much on your card auction, it's an amazing amount to raise on the sale of 15 cards so well done!! Glad you had a good time at AP wish I could've been there. Love Lesley x

SerenePolly said...

What a stunning card Sue! Delighted to read that the weekend went so well. Hopefully I will manage to get down one year. Well done on raising so much money too - it is for a great cause.

Take care.


darcydaydream said...

A fab amount of money raised. Congrats to all the winners and a fab card today. Have a super day.
Christine in DArcy...xx

hotpotato said...

Gorgeous card. What an amazing amount raised through your card auction. I thoroughly enjoyed stopping by your stand on Saturday. I always visit several times during the day as I love your stamps and bought loads on Saturday....now mounted up. Roll on Septembers show.

Maggie said...

This is such a special card made my a special lady. xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love that embossing folder. Well done on raising so much on your auction cards.
Glad you had a good sleep after such a hectic weekend. Well done to all the lucky winners too.
Love Jean xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card today, congratulations on raising so much money for the charity. You are such a special lady and have definitely influenced the way I now make my cards, thank you so much. Congrats to the winners, maybe someday my name will be there, I live in hope! Take care, Jess x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card so elegant and pretty.
Fabulous results from your card auction so glad you had a fabbie time at "Ally Pally" you work so hard and put so much effort into everything we are Blessed to be part of your Blog. Take good care and try and rest.......

Congrats to all the lucky winners.

luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue, oh my word your card this morning is exquisitely stunning!! White on white is my favourite style of card lately. I just get so 'gobsmacked' at the stunning cards that you come up with ...I'm running out of descriptive words! Lol!
Also many congratulations on such a fabulous amount of money for the auction.
Do hope you can get a bit of me time in the near future, you certainly deserve.
I was thrilled too this morning when I saw that I was one of the winners on Tuesday 9th post a comment.
Many thanks again for all you do for us crafters.

Love Sheila xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Another gorgeous card, anyone would be proud to receive this. You must be thrilled about the auction, what an amazing amount you have raised. Glad you got a rest , sounds like you feet didn't, touch the ground at the weekend. You are one amazing lady.
Love Jan x x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, that folder with the hearts is gorgeous. Well done on raising so much for charity.
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue,well I think the other bloggers have said just about everything and I totally agree!! Sounds like Ally Pally was Fun but hectic. Is the Kettering Show going to be in the Diary? Mabex

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card and layout. Congrats on getting such a high amount on the auctions. Emma

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Good morning Sue, This card is just perfect, so elegant. A card I would like to receive if I were to get wed again, perish the thought! Glad to hear you had a good nights sleep. It will probably take you a few more days to fully recover from your busy weekend. It is so nice to hear that so many people gave you gifts, you give us all a gift every day with your stunning cards, you deserve it. WOW is all I can say to the money you raised for a well deserving charity, I'm sure it will be gratefully received. Well done to all the winners. Enjoy your day, crafty hugs Debbie R xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue,Congratulations on all
the money you raised on your auction
that was fabulous you really underestimate
yourself as your cards are really
stunning and we all appreciate your
help with our crafting.
glad you had a good time at Ally Pally wish I could make it there
maybe someday.
Back to card for today absolutely
gorgeous really love white on white.
Nancyd xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card again today. Congratulations on raising all that money, it just shows you how much we love your cards. SueL

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW what a fantastic card for today !! I Love the silver and white colour combo. Your new background embossing folder looks great. I bought your new folders Tapestry and basket weave from Alley Palley on Saturday. I have not started playing with my goodies yet as I am still recovering. It takes a couple of days. You were just great at Alley Palley and I loved chatting to you as you are such a genuine person. I have a long term illness and you keep me sane and give me something to look forward to every day . Thankyou for all you do. I read your comments and you nearly made me cry !! Congratulations on the money you raised on your card auctions. I can't wait to see you on c+c again. Lots of love Tres x x x

fame01 said...

WOW sue great total for the auction congratulations to you for doing so well . and congrats to the winners to.. i would love to go to the ally pally but sadly to far away glad you had such a great time and you are such a great person you deserve all the nice things you got .. anyway todays card is a stunner alround must get the folders.hugs sarah .. xxx

Gail said...

What a absolutely stunning card xx your deserve all the praise that comes your way xx GailT xx

Kate's Cards said...

simply stunning!

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card again. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Hellma said...

Congrats on the auction Sue. Great card.

Janice said...

Sue, you are an inspiration to us all. I love all your cards and your ideas give me confidence to try new techniques---- shaving foam----. Keep up the good work!!!
Janice xx

Leanne said...

This one is out of this world

Sue C said...

Love the flower on this card xx

Heather said...

Morning Sue

Congratulations to all the lucky winners first! Enjoy your prizes!

Lovely card Sue the Cascading Hearts is a charming folder I can't wait until mine arrives.

Glad you enjoyed Ally Pally I shall have to try and get to meet you next year but I just find it a bit daunting travelling to somewhere like that on my own if anyone lives in the Maidstone area and would like to join me next year let me know!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Today's card is exquisite and elegant. Congratulations on the amazing amount raised in the auction, my auction card arrived this morning, I am over the moon to be the proud owner of a Sue Wilson original, it will be treasured forever. Glad to hear that you had a fab time at Ally Pally you so deserve the love and gifts, you are an amazing and genuine lady and brighten up the lives of all your followers as the comments testify, I had a little tear in my eye reading them. I feel truly blessed to be part of your crafting family. Happy 70th Birthday to Lydia. Congratulations to all the winners, especially Michelle and Mary.
Have some you time today and enjoy the sunshine.
Hugs June xxx

KathR said...

This card is another stunning creation from you Sue, I just love what you have done, and that frame is on my wish list..lol..., I also love the flower...
Hugz Kath...xx...
Ps well done on raising so much with your Beautiful Cards and congrats to the winner(s)..

cats said...

First of all congratulations with youre auction!...todays card is yet another beauty,love the embossing folders I missed out on them but I will keep a look out for them next time.
I won a prize !!!! could not believe it when I saw my name,I had to email you first before I posted this.Thank you so much.......still excited !! :))...Christine xx

Jean Cockburn said...

Morning Sue, glad you are fully rested after AP. Many congratulations on y our auctions,very well done indeed. Todays card is simply stunning, I love the die, it is now on my wish list.
I also want to thank you so much for all the inspiration you give to us and for taking the time every day in your busy schedule to post your cards,I truly look forward every morning to seeing your next creation, they are all stunning and have helped me enormously to think outside the box, so I feel truly blessed and grateful to you, thank you. xxxx Jean

MRS DUCK said...

Lovely card as usual Sue.I have that die on my wish list.
Congratulations on the amount raised for charity and well done to those who bought them as you obviously dug very deep into your pockets.
Sue,your modesty is part of why we think you're a lovely lady.

utilitygirl said...

A really lovely card Sue, I love the use of the net with the bow. Wasn't able to get to Ally Pally as we were at a wedding but did use your influence to make my card! Hopefully will make it in September.

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Another beautiful card. I do love white and silver. Fantastic. Your cards are always so classy. I'm so glad you were really appreciated at ally pally. You so deserve it. Xx

Vie Carter said...

Congratulations to all you very lucky winners

Well I can't believe how much you raised for the charity event, well done Sue. I was lucky enough to win one of your cards and it has pride of place in my workroom (sounds grand but it doubles up as our bedroom)

Ally Pally was a joy, great stands and your stand Sue had lots of goodies

Love todays card


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the embossed lace, so delicate and looks like Belgium lace.

Jill Liddle said...

Another lovely card Sue. The colours again just shine!

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

This card is absolutely stunning,

Well done.


Marianna Hammer said...

A fantastic card.
And of course you have a wonderufl and inspirational effect on all of us. Why do you think we visit your site every day, and watch every show we can, when you are on tv. Personaly I do hope you will continue for ever. Thank you for giving us so much.
Love from the Faroes <3

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What another stunner.

You should know that we would read a book if you had written it, still dont know where you find the time to do all that you do.

Have a great visit with your mom and come back safely, we will see you in June.

Crafty love and hugs

Julie Bee

Lindsay Martin said...

Wow, what more can I say, its a beautiful and truely elegant card. One I am sure any one would treasure, but there again all your cards are to treasure. As many of us have said you are a truely inspirational person Sue, you have fantastic ideas for the dies and always have a lovely humble attitude when you are on C&C, never change xxxxx

CraftyAnn said...

This is a beautiful card, I only wish my embossing boards would hurry up and arrive. Have a lovely trip and hope your mum is well, enjoy yourself.
Take care.

Jackie Durrant said...

hi Sue,
I don't usually "do" hearts but I must say that this embossing folder is very appealing and you have made a beautiful card. Congratulations on the amount you raised for the auction, a stupendous amount. I'm not surprised that you had so many people coming to see you at Ally Pally, you have so many friends out here with all that you give to us with your daily teaching. perhaps next time I will be able to join the throng!!
love from Jackie D

Ita said...

Hi Sue First I am glad you has a good sleep you needed it to day's card is exquisite and very elegant,the embossing folder looks fantastic and I just love the sugared rose,it gives it a different look.
Sue you deserve all the praise people give you ,you are a very kind,helpful person,you work very hard to inspire all of us who are lucky to know you,and to be inspired by you every day,through your blog.
Congrats on the money you raised with your card auction,well done.
Congrats to all the winners.

ann scotland said...

Hi Sue card stunning as usual haven't seen cascading hearts before is it new love it. Congrats on auction

lynda said...

Hi Sue a really stunning card today
defiantly a big WOW from me so elegant its just gorgeous.
Congratulations on great auction, also congratulations to all the winners this week.
Hugs Lynda xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Congratulations on the monies raised for charity. Lovely card today once again. I'm not surprised you had lots of thank you's at the Ally Pally Sue. Your work is truly inspirational. Congrats to all the winners last week. You are in for a treat, as I won a couple of weeks ago.

Susan White said...

Such an elegant card today - the die and background embossing folder are absolutely beautiful. Glad you feel well rested, and have bounced back full of beans!!

Thanks, Susan

Corinne said...

Love the cascading hearts folder fab card as always Hugs Corinne

Chrissie said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, I've a question for you & not sure if I'm allowed to ask it on here so plz forgive me, hee hee! I purchased the piercing rule & I was wondering what tool you use to pierce the cards please? as I've tried my pokey tool but its not going through the holes on the rule. Thanks, Chrissie xx

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, this has the WOW factor and texture is stunning. Congratulation to all the winners n one day it may be me - ha ha!!! Money raised at the auction was a great result.

Love June

Crafty Nanna said...

Another stunner Sue and the silver embossing really sets it off. You deserve all of the lovely gifts you received as you touch our lives daily in a very positive way,
huge hugs

iggy said...

lovely card yet again [ as if it wouldnt be ]....keep em coming sue x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card from a wonderful lady - it's now my new favourite as my previous three were sold at the auction. Was sorry not to get one, but hey what a fantastic amount raised, Sue.
Don't be surprised or embarrassed at the affection in which you're held - I'm just anxious that you may feel it a lot to live up to.
We love you for your talent and for your lovely ways and giving nature, and are just so grateful for your willingness to share.
Guess you DIDN'T have much relax time as you had to read through the many hundreds of comments. I'm sure none of us would mind if you took some 'time out' if needed.

'P' in Wales

Julie-Anne said...

Hello Sue,
sounds like ally pally was loads of fun. Today's card is beautiful, i really like the embossed hearts background. This card is classy and any one would be over the moon to receive such a stunning creation
crafty hugs Julie-Ann x

CraftyJo said...

A beautiful card Sue and congrats on all the 'good stuff' you've shared with us today. A very generous bunch of people helping you raise all that money :)

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, such a stunning card today!! Glad Ally Pally went so well. I so wish I could go to something like that, it would be truly amazing to meet you, but it would be too much for me to go to such a large event as I suffer with MS. Oh well, at least I have the blog and the TV, so I am still part of it all. Love Sam xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
This is an amazing card! Overall of course it is stunning, but in particular I like the Cathedral Lace in the oval 'frame' and the Cascading Hearts embossed background. I have this one and 2 others from your new A4 folder collection and I'm very pleased with them. Well done on raising so much from your card auctions. Brilliant! By the time you've done the demo day plus sales from the proposed dvd I reckon that total will at least treble. So pleased you enjoyed Ally Pally. You most definitely deserve all the recognition and appreciation you receive!

Theresa said...

Congratulations on such a fantastic amount raised with the auction. Fab card very classy. xx

Jennifer McNiff said...

Love this card given me some ideas as I have a couple of speical wedding cards to make for friends. Thanks as ever Sue

Jen McNiff

sam said...

hi, great card and what a lovely blog your words are very moving, so pleased people let you know how talented you are, its what only what you deserve,
x sam

Craftychris said...

Stunning card! Congratulations to the winners. I am glad you had such a wonderful time at Ally Pslly. I wish I could have been there xx

L Taylor said...

sue you inspire everyone,and you have definitely putting crafting on our uk map,crafting has never been so big as it is now,and i know from everyone i speak or have contact with you are the one that has inspired most,your so generous to show us your talent and give your time up to do what you do.and you do it well! so yes you deserve all the applauds you get, and congrats on the charity event,
and back to card stunning as always!!!
well done all winners!
im well jell lol
hugs lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Congratulations on raising so much money with your charity auction.

Congratulations also to the lucky winners - enjoy!

I was on of the people in the long queue at Ally Pally - every one was in very good spirit (I didn't hear one moan) and when I got to pay your helpers were so thoughtful and pleasent, plus I had my goodies - what more could I want!
Todays card is another WOW WOW... I just love everything about it, where do you your fantastic level of inspiration....Where ever it comes from "Thank you" for sharing it with us.
Best wishes, Brenda Lel

Anonymous said...

I love this especially the rose

Mol x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations on the amount raised in the auctions and well done to everyone who bid. I'm really pleased that you had such a good time at AP and pleased that you were made such a fuss of. We all admire what you do for us all. The card today is truly beautiful - I really don't know how you do it day after day but am so pleased that you do!

howdy said...

Lovely card, Sue and lovely letter with it. You are truly blessed but only because you deserve it.
Take care and keep carding!

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, sorry I haven't commented for a couple of weeks but been poorly. I just wanted to say, that each day I have logged in to look at your cards. As you found out at Ally Pally, you are an inspiration to us all, with a card a day on your blog. They are ALL so beautiful in different ways. I'm so glad you got such a lot for the auction..:).Have a great evening..lots of love Carole..xxx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for being such an inspiration. Today another stunning card.
Thanks you again
ALison x

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card as usual Sue. Congratulations on your charity auction cards, a great total!!!
Hope you manage to rest before your trip to the USA. Dont know where you get the energy from?

magpie said...

Oh wow Sue, this is beautiful! It would make a stunning wedding card and what couple wouldn't treasure this? How fantastic that such a great amount was raised for the charity and how lovely of you for the kind gesture to Mary too. Wonderful! So glad you had such a fantastic time at Ally Pally and being able to put a face to those who leave their comments for you. It is like the sentiment that you use, "To the world you may be one person but to one person you mean the world". I think I've got it right! How lovely that so many people came up to you with gifts, cards and chocolate (I'd blush too!), but how loved are you? The inspiration and the time that you give to others is second to none and crafting just takes you to another planet! (We need to go there sometimes!). It's been great reading about Ally Pally as some of us might never get the chance to go there. "Thank you". You're just a very special lady and the whole family must be so proud of you. Congratulations to all the winners! What a lovely surprise to see that that includes me too! Whoo hoo! Enjoy your prizes everyone and that means I will too! Take care Sue and enjoy your rest now xx Love Karen xx

sued99 said...

Congratulations on the auction. How do you mange to think of such amazing ideas all the time?

Jane said...

Absolutely Gorgeous love the silver and white.

Jane xx

Shazza said...

love this elegant card, beautiful x

nikkib said...

You deserve every plaudit, gift, card and choccies..... wonderful card again and white/silver is an elegant colour combo... well done to the winners..........

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ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Wow for the card and wow for the amount of money you raised. Well done.

Would love to know what each individual card made and then we know how far off we were with the bidding.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card once again. I love the cascading hearts - it makes such a beautiful background. Love everything about the card will be sourcing more products... Congratulations on the fundraising card auction - you have raised so much already.
Caroline MacH

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card and that embossing folder is so pretty. Can't wait for mine to arrive. Glad to hear you had a great weekend and raised such an amazing amount from the Auction. Well done to everyone who has won prizes. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

You so deserve the appreciation shown at AP, just sorry I was not there as well. What a classy and special card today. Edwina

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, Wow what a beautiful card, I love everything about it. All your new embossing folders are fabulous. Congratulations on raising so much money, and well done to all the comment winners.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Christine Smith said...

I love the flower on this card, I can never get mine to look that good, think I need more practice :D

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Perfect card for a wedding with the cascading hearts background. Congratulations on the amount you raised with the card auction
Best wishes, Pat

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
It is getting very dificult to find something different to say other than beautiful, fabulous, wonderful, stunning, absolutely super, elegant, gorgeous, wow, wow, and wow!
You really are fantastic, we are so lucky to have such a treasure like you thank you for sharing so much with us all.
Congratulations for raising such a fantastic amount of money for charity. Well done to all the lucky winners.

mell said...

gorgeous card sue love it congratulations to winners and on ur fund raising for charity xx

Sue Parish said...

I agree with Margaret above, it's getting very difficult to add anything original to all the wonderful and well deserved comments you receive!
To coin a phrase from one of your sentiment stamp sets "You're Simply the Best"
And today's card is lovely too,
Sue xx

Hayley Johnson said...

Another gorgeous card Sue and is making me more eager to get my cascading hearts embossing folder!
Hayley x

melody said...

Hi Sue, lovely card for a wedding very pretty, well done for the amount of money you raised for the card auction, hope you do start it up again when you return to UK as have a few more nurses ready an willing an Molly my granddaughter is saving her pocket money to join in the auction game. Have a lovely visit with your mum, your going to be missed on c&c, so thank god for this blog. Hugs Melody xxx

jennywren1947 said...

beautiful card Sue ive bought this embossing folder but not used it yet can c how nice it looks on the card now
hugs Chris x

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and congratulations to the winners and fantastic auction result this is a fabulous achievement.

Linda xxx

Aileen said...

Very classy! Your rose looks like porcelain it is so beautiful.
Sounds like you need a rest, you have been so busy lately.
Well done with the auction, that is a fab amount that you raised!
Hugs Aileen xx

Hanneke said...

Gorgeous card! I love the flower and ornaments around it! Hugs, Hanneke

karenlotty said...

A stunning card Very classic and wud suit other occasions as well Congrats to winners And well done Sue You deserve all the accolades you receive Just wish I cud afford to spend more on dies etc Perhaps I'll win the lottery & I can buy all the gear I'd like dies, melting pot UTEE,more dies papers, more dies.. Will have to buy a ticket first!

Alice G said...

Sue, there is no-one more deserving of gifts of gratitude than u Sue. Well done in raising so much that's fantastic. Thx for another stunning card. It wud also make a lovely wedding anniversary card.

Hugs Alice x

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

so glad you had a fabulous time at Ally Pally and that we English did not let you down!

This mornings card is beautiful. You always seem to have such wonderful backing paper?

Great results in the auction.

Love Jacquie J xxx

Angela Simpson said...

What a beautiful card, and one any couple would love to receive on their wedding day. So pleased, you had a successful time at Ally Pally. Congratulations on the auction result. Angela x

Angela Simpson said...

What a beautiful card, and one any couple would love to receive on their wedding day. So pleased, you had a successful time at Ally Pally. Congratulations on the auction result. Angela x

Paper Junkie said...

Congratulations Sue on the card auctions - what a fantastic result! Love the card today - especially the embossed background - beautiful. X

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, Many many congratulations on your auction result what a wonderful achievement !!!! It sounds like you had a great time at ally pally unfortunately I've never been too far for me to travel maybe you can make it to NEC next time that would be great as I and many others would love to meet the lady who inspires us so much and who shares so much of her time and talent with us .
Today's card is absolutely beautiful your embossing folders are lovely waiting for mine to arrive and will be having a go at recreating your card , the rose is exquisite it looks so delicate . You deserve all the praise and thanks you receive sue . Have a good visit to see your mum and daughter you deserve it , and a rest of course,
Many Thanks
Jean D

Helen Barker said...

A truly gorgeous card.Love everything about it.Well done with the auction result.Wonderful inspiration as always.
Helen x

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Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Such a beautiful card and yes, perfect as a wedding card. TFS.
When will we get the chance to purchase the fab embossing folders- I missed out on them first time round.
Congratulations on raising a terrific sum of money for charity- it will be well appreciated and used.
Sue, you have touched so many lives through your card making and your beautiful personality. I for one, get so much inspiration from you and look forward to continuing to do so.
Trish x

ginny c said...

Beautiful card love the lace stamp heart bossing folder on the shopping list for later in the year best wishes ginny

Glass Daisy said...

A bit late, but I love it.
Sonia x

Sarah said...

Wow, I just love how you've used that gorgeous embossing folder; fab card. Sarah x

Diane Mortimer said...

Thats really gorgeous, very elegant.
Diane from Glasgow

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
Once again apologies for not posting a comment on the day.
This is an amazing card absolutely beautiful and a great card for weddings as well as engagements and other special days like a silver wedding anniversary maybe?
Love the embossing folder you have used (i was lucky enough to buy these folders from c&c) and the flower is very pretty.
Congrats on raising so very much money its amazing well done.
Best wishes and sorry again for posting so late, from Katielou Sweetlove x

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Sorry Sue forgot some things to add to my post!

I forgot to say how much I love the stamped image that you embossed with the pewter gilding wax such a subtle effect I really like it. Such a good idea.
I like the very pretty frame you've created around the stamped area its such a elegent pretty die I think I have this one but only used it a couple of times recently.
The swirl flourishes and leaves are pretty and really help set off the rose wonderfully, and the pearl swirls are beautiful as always.
Thank you for your inspiration.
Soz for posting this to add to my original post but I triedto edit my post on my phone once id written it but I couldn't scroll down to add anything so had to post as was.
Best wishes from katielou sweetlove (again)

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...another lovely card...yes it's perfect for weddings and also silver anniversary!

Take care. Deborah.H :)

tajmahalproducts said...

Nice this card is so beautiful & perfect for a wedding card.

Jasmine Inc said...

Nice this card is so beautiful and perfect for a wedding special card.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
wow what fund raising, wow Alli Palli, and WOW what a card.
And i went on hol and missed it all grrrrrrrrr
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx