Monday, 3 June 2013

Friends Forever

 Hello my crafty friends!  I am still floating on air from the incredible response to Saturday's blog post!  Thank you so much to those of you that have been dropping in for some time now as well as all the new names and faces I saw.  I do hope that you will continue to join in with daily comments!  I was thinking about it this weekend and have come to realise that I love doing my blog so much because you seem to respond in kind. I know that you do stop by to read it because of the lovely comments you take the time to leave.   When I first came to the UK, I didn't really know anyone and  my blog has allowed me to make so many new friends that it turned out to be a lifeline of sorts for me also.  So I may not say it enough but I do truly appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to stop by and letting me know that you have been by!  Today's card is another one of those Elegant Labels Four numbers, as I just could not put this set down!  Now, I found this blue card in our warehouse and fell in love with the colour, however, have recently learnt that it is a discontinued colour.  Not to worry, I am going to keep searching for something similar as I really love this shade (very wedgewoody).  I cut the largest die in the set out of coconut white card.  Now, I wanted all three dies in the set to be lined up and cut, but I have found that when the dies are very detailed, it is easier to just cut one, then add in the next one and so forth so that is what I did.  The middle die was then popped up on mounting foam for dimension after the inside die was removed.  I stamped my sentiment in black archival ink on white card, then covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and micro beaded it for texture.  I mounted my frame over it and trimmed away the excess so it didn't show through the detailed edge.  I mounted this all on the pretty blue card to which I had added a pierced edge.  I matted it all on a double white mat, which I added white Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue dots as accents.  Using some left bits of white silky crush ribbon, I melted it with my heat tool and made a few flowers to add to the opposite corners of my frame for a tiny added touch.  Sometimes, I like a lot of flowers and sometimes it just needs a small touch and this just felt like one of those times!  I think it is because the die is so pretty already! Finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x 8 1/4" in size.

Now for the winner of the Blogversary Giveaway of the 18 Stamps To Die For Range!  The name that I have drawn from all the comments left is:

Brenda Lello!!!

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






190 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card today, hope we all stay friends forever. Congratulations Brenda, enjoy your prize.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you.. Love this card.... Enjoy your day...

Debby Berry said...

Oops I thought it was the 4 th happy birthday to you tomorrow...oops enjoy today as well

Jan.moogie said...

This is one of my favourite dies Sue as it always makes an elegant card. Love the colours and the simplicity of this one.xx

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue and well done brend on your win. what a shame we cant get this coloured card anymore as it sets tbis card off. Im like you i find my self picking up this die set more and more often as it makes great cards. I feel like you are a great friend since i have been following your blog from the start. You are one special lady and its been great getting to know you. Give your mum my love and take care sue xx

Debs Artliff

Danella said...

Morning Sue. What a beautiful card I agree that this is a favourite die of mine too. Thankyou for your lovely comment today, and another thanks for what you wrote in email. I'll try to remember to check in. The amount of comments for birthday was fantastic.
All my love,Danella xxxx

Cee Bee said...

Sue, it is us who are lucky that you take the time to blog everyday. You are such a sharing person and we all feel as though we know you personally, tho I am sure some really do, and we are lucky to have you in our lives.
Another gorgeous card by the way love that die set.
Long may yoiu reign as Queen of Craft.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
I feel like you are a great friend you have always been there when I have needed help and we have a great banter going on the email also. Say hi to your Mom - but please come back soon...
I am also loving Elegant Labels 4 they are stunning. Love the colours in this card the blue is very striking.
Congratulations to Brenda.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card today I feel the same as baconbits that you are a great friend to us crafting bloggers your mum must been very proud of you take care and come home soon so we can watch you on the craft shows Tracy w x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue thank you for another lovely card, my favorite colour Ihave only just learnt how to do this comment. Ihave followed you'r blog for along time bye Kitty.

melanie said...

Enjoy your stamps Brenda, love this card Sue this is one of my fav dies .Melanie.K

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, stunning!!! Love this set of dies and agree worth all about the blue. Hope I can speak for all us crafters but we also appreciate you too Sue for all your help and idea's you share with us
Congratulations Brenda - lucky lady.
Have a great day all.

Love June
xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Morning Sue I love this card it is so elegant I love that shade of blue. I hope you have a good week. I won't be around for a few days I will be on a school residential trip and there is no WiFi. I will have so many lovely cards to look at when I get back. Love Jackie

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Rachel Taylor said...

Congratulations Brenda ! Lovely card Sue i love it when you use micro beads !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Lis Kervill said...

Good Morning, Sue,
It is said that a genius is never recognised in his own lifetime.
Well, You have certainly proved this wrong!
Today's card once again proves that.
The blue card is well worth hunting for; however, a shade more towards midnight blue is currently my hunting aim.
I used your flowers on a christening card, but it turned our not nearly as beautiful as yours despite using two different heat tools.
Maybe, perhaps, when you are back among us soon, you could remind us about your trick(s), please.
Thank you for being our Friend!
Lis xx

Patricia said...

Good morning muse,
One of my favourite Dies used for today's wonderful creation. Like the colour combo as well
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card from a fabulous lady, I have followed your blog for a long time and you have never disappointed me with your stunning creations. I have learned so much from you and my card making has improved tremendously. I count you as a vey dear friend who has always helped when needed. I am soooooo jealous Brenda lol enjoy your stamps.
Hugs
Heather T

Lis Kervill said...

Good Morning, Sue,
It is said that a genius is never recognised in his own lifetime.
Well, You have certainly proved this wrong!
Today's card once again proves that.
The blue card is well worth hunting for; however, a shade more towards midnight blue is currently my hunting aim.
I used your flowers on a christening card, but it turned our not nearly as beautiful as yours despite using two different heat tools.
Maybe, perhaps, when you are back among us soon, you could remind us about your trick(s), please.
Thank you for being our Friend!
Lis xx

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW!! Stunner of a card, both colours and dies. I use Elegant Labels 4 a lot and they never disappoint. Filigree delight is another one......... but here I have to stop, because I'd end up listing a lot more!
My, you have been getting a lot of comments on your birthday blog, AND WELL DESERVED, TOO.
I feel that you're a friend, too, as expressed very eloquently by baconbits. And far from being a chore, it's my absolute joy to open up your blog every morning and find out what delights you've come up with.
Also great for searching older posts/specific projects.
Enjoy your time with your mom but don't forget to come back to us - weather is getting warmer for you.
Hugs, Rose

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card love those dies and that blue is beautiful so wedgewood......

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Lacelady said...

Good morning Sue - here is the first place I come to every morning, as I LOVE your style, and would miss it incredibly. I am dead envious of the winner, but then we couldn't all have the prize could we?

I was instantly struck that this card was very reminiscent of Wedgewood. I love anything blue and white - my kitchen walls are covered in blue/white plates, and one window is full of blue glass.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Couldn't agree more with Baconbits and Fieldsend. Well done to Brenda to. Love the colours of today's card and those lovely flowers See without you and your wonderful capacity to share we/I wouldn't know how to make them. I like putting them on cards as they lie flatter for postage.
Thank you.
Beverley W

TDQ Karen said...

This is just beautiful, and a wonderful sentiment xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, Happy birthday, thank you for all the ideas and inspiration. This card is simply amazing, and the colour combo very striking. Congrats Brenda.Bx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I don't know what I would do without your blog, the help and inspiration you give is fantastic .
Todays card is wonderful, love the shade of blue. Shame it's discontinued card.
Have a great day, Gail C x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I don't know what I would do without your blog, the help and inspiration you give is fantastic .
Todays card is wonderful, love the shade of blue. Shame it's discontinued card.
Have a great day, Gail C x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card using one of my favourite dies too elegant labels four, love the blue card and as you said just enough flowers.You are a very special lady and deserve all the comments and friends you have made through your blog, thank you so much for sharing your talent with us all.
Hugs
Jean D
Congrats to brenda

AnneRD said...

Such a lovely die Sue, and the colour sets it off perfectly. My first port of call in the day, all being well, so keep up the good work it brightens the day. Anne x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Congratulations to the very lucky Brenda, not that I'm envious or anything ha ha (I am ha ha !!)
A beautiful card, with the very beautiful elegant labels, I love this die aswell. The blue paper is very striking and shows off this die-cut really beautifully. Love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
FAB-U-LOUS. Love this die set, so elegant, love the blue card, my first ever car was this colour, petrol blue it was called. Really enjoyed reading all your comments this weekend, you have a wonderful family of followers, congratulations Brenda, enjoy your stamp collection.
Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - it's a must try although my flowers made from ribbon off cuts are a bit dodgy! so must practice these when I get a minute - ha! Congrats to Brenda also. At the weekend, I tried making a flower from the drop out pieces of the Grateful lattice - it's a passable for a first attempt but would love to see you demo this when you are on C&C next if that die is on the line up? A sunny warm week is forecast here - at long, long last!
Rgs
Clare W

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue ... Lovely card I also love these dies.
Sue it makes my day to log onto your blog. You give us all so much inspiration and I think I can speak for everyone "THANK YOU" ...
Congrats to Brenda.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Hellma said...

Love your card Sue, that die is stunning.

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Lovely lady, keep your cards coming. They offer so much inspiration and are a gift themselves. I have met you many times over the years at the shows, no question to you is left unanswered.

. This one with the colour and dies are gorgeous. X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Like so many have said today, you get the day off to a brilliant start every day and we would hate to be without you. You do feel like. True friend and are always there to help when we need help - so thank you again. Today's card is lovely. The blue card is such a very rich colour and as you said very Wedgewoodesque.

raineysheep said...

Love this one and can see it being done in lots of colours
Thank you for the inspiration
Raineysheep x

hotpotato said...

I love visiting your blog every day Sue, I love your cards which inspire me to use my spellbinder dies to better effect.

Bosquie said...

What a super use of colour and those gorgeous dies,will have to add them to my collection.Keep up the good work a s we all love our early morning blogger!!!!!!!xxxxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Another gorgeous card here again today Sue. I just love the blue and white, and with these beads on it too, it looks just fantastic. I really have to give that a try soon too, as I really love the look ofthose beads on your cards always.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card, congratulations to Brenda on the win enjoy your prize.
We appreciate the time that you take to do your blog every day and give us the inspiration to try new things with our dies.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Joanne K said...

Good Morning Sue, what a lovely post today and a stunning card. Those dies are gorgeous. Well done Brenda. Kind regards Joanne K x

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card today and really love that blue card, hopefully you will be able to source a similar colour for us. We appreciate the time that you take out of your busy schedule to blog for us everyday. Congratulations to Brenda on winning this lovely prize!
Hugs
Dawn S. xxx

Victoria said...

Lovely comments today Sue, so glad that you're going to continue with the blog indefinitely!! Today's card is another real winner. I was also going to say that the colour was very Wedgewood. Blue isn't my favourite colour, but I do like this shade. I tried to make some of the heated ribbon flowers recently, and they weren't too bad!!

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Another wonderful card which the white and blue just set each other off beautifully. The differing cards that you have made for our delight from this one die is amazing and shows just how much usage you can make from one die for different results each time. Thank you Sue,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Ah, what a lovely comment. You obviously appreciate us as much as we appreciate you.
Love the colour of this card and the card itself.

Congrats Bren.

Love Val in Spain xxx

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue,
First congratulations to Brenda...as always the simplicity of this card oozes beauty. I love the new dies, I haven't tried the guilding wax yet, is it easy to use? I hope you could bring back the last POTW spellbinder dies and folders. Not the d Lites, I missed that collection and I do hope you could bring it back again! Thank you for this beautiful card.
Lots of live, Aggie xxx

Annie said...

Morning, Sue. You are also a kind of lifeline for me and I am sure it's the same for many of your lovely followers, you are my daily card inspiration and certainly my card making guru!! I can't imagine not having your blog with my morning coffee, life would not be the same LOL!
We are very lucky that you enjoy it because it must sometimes be hard to fit it all in to your day. So a big thank you from me xxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I think everyone else has said everything so I will just say a very heartfelt thank you for everything and I mean everything. I love the card, hope you can source some more of the blue card. Love to your Mom, enjoy the rest of your stay.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE. LOVE THE COLOURS AND THE DIE THAT YOU USED. MUST TRY X

Gail said...

Luv it yet again and luv the blue card xx I luv that by using these intricate dies from SB you can make a truly elegant card without too much effort but it looks as those you have spent ages on it xx GailT xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful card from a fabulous lady and a wonderful heartfelt message. Made me weepy.
It's very much a two-way thing, Sue, appreciate so much what you do for us, you have such a great generosity of spirit. Thank you.

'P' in Wales
P.S. Well done, Brenda - enjoy your prize. Jealous - who, me??!!

lainey said...

this is lovely Sue!! lainey x

Jean Z said...

Such a lovely card and the colour is so beautiful,once again Sue you have given us something beautiful to try love Jean Zelei xxx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card especially as I just got these dies on the weekend. So excited.

Heather Rogers said...
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Heather Rogers said...

Fabulous card Sue! Love the layout and I really think you should get this colour reinstated as I have fallen in ,love with it and NEED some!!! LOL!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

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lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card love your little flowers, I haven't got this die set another one for my wish list.
Your blog is the first thing I do each morning with the cup of tea my husband makes, gives me a good start to the day. If you didn't blog you would be really missed, you give so much help and inspiration. THANK YOU.
Well done to the very lucky Brenda, so jealous.
Have a great day.
Lydia
X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Another gorgeous card, love the shape of those labales and the sparkle x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card and what a beautiful shade of blue! I hope you can source more of it. Thank you for the lovely words, and thank goodness you enjoy it as much as we do. Long may it continue. Hope all is going well over the pond, looking forward to seeing back on C & C soon though. Take care.

Craftychris said...

Sorry I missed your Blogversary! Four years, that's so cool! Wonderful card today - beautiful colour and design. Congrats to Brenda too! xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, love love love this card. I have this die set and can't wait to give it a go. Congrats on all the comments left for your blogversary. Lol Lynne M ( trying to get fur babies to sit still for more pics as they're bigger !!!!!!) x x x x

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Another sunny day here in Bristol!
Congrats to Brenda too!
When I read your intro, I thought you don't realise what an inspiration you are to us all! I don't usually buy a Die, until I see what you have done with it..so Spellbinders are lucky to have you !
So take care Sue we NEED you!
By the way LOVE the card!
LoveMarg

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Another sunny morning here (oh should I have said that or have a put a jinx on it!!)never mind it's a good start to the week and especially with our beautiful gift for today.
I love everything that is blue/white and alwaysd have done - I think any shade of blue would be beautiful on here. I really love the format and as yet I have not tried fitting all of one die into each other - really must give this a go. The dies always look fantastic on my mag boards so you would think that would have given me the idea wouldn't you. Ah well thankfully I have Sue Wilson as my inspiration so she shows me the way.
Crafting day today -wonderful -.
Congratulations to today's winner hope you enjoy your good luck.
Janet x

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card the colour and dies are beautiful and shows you dont need a big bow .
like the others have said thank you for giving us your precious time ,it really is appreciated.
Marion H

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Another wow of a card. Its so beautiful. I love those dies. I look forward to seeing what design you are showing each day.
Audrey x

hollyberry said...

Just love todays card-colours definitely remind me of wedgewood.This card in these colours is so elegant.I think we all hope that the sentiment remains true.Well done Brenda enjoy your prize.

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful card love the blue and white colours and the lace effect.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, WOW Thank you, can't believe I am the very very lucky winner, I started reading today's post and thought how lovely your comments were - my thoughts were that's a prize enough for me - then reading on - THANK YOU and thank you also to everyone for their comments .
Love today's card the blue is gorgeous, the dies are lovely and Micro Beads always get a wow from me. Love it all.
Will email you later, still trying to come back to earth,
Best wishes, love Brenda Lel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What an elegant card to match the elegant stamps....yes please I hope you find this card because it is a wonderful blue! Well done to Brenda take care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. I really must try to get this die it is beautiful.
Carole N x

Disco Queen said...

Classic you card Sue. Love it!

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card, love that die really must get it. Congratulations Brenda

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, i so enjoy ready your blog everyday, I feel you are one of my best friends! It is amazing how this cypher world can change your life. I have made so many good friends through Facebook and crafting groups on it, and it is fantastic if you really do get to meet them in person! I love today's card, love the shade of blue. Love Jean xxxx ps congratulations to the lucky Brenda, what a fantastic prize.

fame01 said...

Hi sue well i think all us crafters class you as a very dear friend you helped me when i needed you to you are a top lady and friend. the card is stunning i am going to have a go at the flowers for 2 christening cards my 2 grand babies i have all the invites to do as well
.congrats to Brenda you lucky lady lol.. hugs sarah xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. I have made a similar card in a pale pearl blue (better leave it off my blog for a few days now lol) and find these dies a joy to work with.
Sue, you deserve all the lovely comments for the time and effort involved in doing the blog. . . I know how much time it takes so thank you.
Congratulations to Brenda. x

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Sue - you make so many lovely cards. glad you have a blog - its a daily treat giving you and all of us such joy. Good wishes
Phil D

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, it's so much fun being a 'Wilsonette' - good for the soul! Not got time to be grumpy when you inspire us to make beautiful cards like your post today. Then to top it off, we give the card to someone else and make their day. It means more in today's world to receive a hand- made card as Facebook, e-cards, email are all quicker and probably cheaper. People don't get to feel special very often in the fast moving world of today but sending them a card like today's does just that!

Hugs, Belinda. X

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Yes very Wedgewood and beautiful. SueL

Jackie Calvert said...

I totally missed your blogversary on Saturday, but would like to add my congratulations, and very grateful thanks. Your blog is very much part of my day, and I rarely miss it, it always cheers me up when I'm feeling low, as well as inspiring my creativity. Long may it continue.
I like this card, the sentiment is perfect, the colours georgous, and the dies spot on.
Love from Jackie C XXX

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Tres said...

Hi Sue. I am still in shock at being one of your blog winners yesterday !! Thank you so much because I never win any thing !! your cards yesterday where just fab. My favourite was the bird and birdcage card. I really love that background folder. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. You had some wonderful comments on Saturday. I really love today's card. That shade of blue is beautiful. I really think I should get this set of dies but I really love Radient rectangles too !! I can only get one set on payday and I am a terrible decision maker !! Thank you for all your hard work to bring us this wonderful blog. My day is not complete unless I have visited your blog !! Lots of love Tres x x x

Jill Liddle said...

Nice card, but not my favourite colour.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, your card today is lovely, more dies for my wish list. Blue and white are stunning together. Thank you for posting so much inspiration, I would be lost without it. Congrats to Brenda(you lucky thing) . Take care Jess x

Jax said...

Hi Sue,love this colour.I keep trying to make the flowers with my leftover ribbon but they don`t look like yours!lol I need to practice more.This die shape is lovely and your card is beautiful,as always.Jackie x

nattyboots said...

Beautiful Dies make such beautiful cards Sue especially in your hands .
Well done to Brenda .

Elaine H X

weefortune said...

Beautiful card, this blue colour is
quite exquisite. Have a Great Day Elaine x

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the dies you've used.

Clare x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, using one of my fav label shapes. Emma

Maggie said...

Good morning. Stunning card. Missed the birthday celebrations as I was away for a few days, so a belated happy birthday to my favourite blog. It's great for us too to have a connection with someone like you, so talented and friendly. Keep it going please for all of us. xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fantastic card and
hope you manage to source some more
Blue card as it looks great but will be trying it in another colour
till then.
Congrats to Brenda very lucky lady.
Nancyd xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card sue love the design and colours, hope you manage to find that blue card stock soon. Have a great day xx Hazel

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card. A gorgeous shade of blue.

Celina Dee said...

I know it's been a long time since I commented but I'm back now. I have been following you though. I love these labels and how versatile they are. Happy Happy Birthday!!!
Celina :) :)

redfox said...

Thanks for another lovely card. I adore the colour blue and i'll certainly be buying some when you've sourced it. Love the die you've used, it's on my want list! Bye til tommorrow! Sarah

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue - I love the texture that the micro beads give. Pat x

Christine Hussey said...

A beautiful card Sue. Love the dies, the colour card used and the sentiment is just perfect. Hugs Christine H xx

Clarissa said...

You can always count on a stunning card from you. Love the colours.
Clarissa.X

cuilliesocks said...

Such a stunning card, beautifully designed, Kate x

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry I haven't left any comments for a while but I went away for 17 days then when I got home I was rushed into hospital. I have had a look at all the cards I have missed. Todays card is so pretty any friend would be delighted to receive it. Belated Happy Birthday. I really miss not being able to look at the blog .

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful clean and simple card, love the elegant labels and the blue and white but the micro beads just make the message pop!! Love going to your blog every morning to see what delight you have in store and never disappointed
Best wishes, Pat

Ali B said...

Hi Sue.
Another great card. Love the stong vibrant blue. I will have to try it in other colourways too.
Alison B. x

loftylass said...

Hi Sue - another beautiful card - love the blue card. I think we all consider you as a special friend we like to say Hi to each day. Congrats to Brenda - enjoy.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
This moring's card is a stunner and such a lovely shade of blue and like you I just love using this die. Your comments about your blog followers were so lovely too Sue. Your blog is my first visit every morning and I hate to miss your wonderful works of art....which I will next week as I'm having a short break with OH but I always know I can catch up when I get back. Keepon blogging Sue you do a fabulous job.
Congrats to Brenda and enjoy your stamps.

Love Sheila xx

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful Sue, I love Wedegewood (makes me think of my late Mum!) so this really appeals.

Ann said...

Fantastic Sue thanks for the inspiration.

Jennifer Swandells said...

This is an absolutely beautiful card, I love the detailing with the micro-beads (again something that I haven't used before - really have to do it) this definately is a die that I MUST get. Thank you for all the inspiration that you give, it is wonderful. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

G O R G E O U S card, love it. Congrats to Brenda.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue,
I have only been following your blog for a few months but it has now become my daily fix!!
Love the card and die set.

Helen VoG said...

A beautiful card. Love the blue pity its discontinued. This is one die that is going on my want list.

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is gorgeous, I adore the glittery background!

enjoy *~*

Vie Carter said...

Us fellow bloggers love your blog Sue and love reading your comments and instructions on the daily card

Today's card is no exception, beautiful

Vie
x

Jayne Mather said...

Love the Wedgewood effect and the fitting words stamp. I have only been crafting for a couple of years, but have found so many lovely people as fellow crafters.[You being one of them]. Regards Jayne XX

CaronP28 said...

Hello Sue. A really stylish card today. Congrats to Brenda. xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card Sue, and I love that colour card, hope you manage to find some similar... or keep badgering them until you can get them to redo it..;-)
Congratulations to Brenda too on winning the most fantastic prize xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card, these die are on my need list. Love the colour combo, as you say very Wedgewood, and the flowers are gorgeous. Your comments are sooo touching, as others have said you are a dear friend and are a truly giving, sharing and a wonderful lady. It is a joy to visit everyday, thank you for everything.
Congratulations Brenda, enjoy your stamps.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Brakkers said...

Congratulations Brenda and enjoy those gorgeous stamps! Love the blue today, Sue. It is the colour I wore to my daughters winter wedding so brings back happy memories. You always manage to do something different with your favourite dies and todays card is beautiful. I have cancelled a lot of emails from blogs recently that interested me from years ago but am still loving yours - LOTS!!

Anne from Leighton Buzzard

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card, beautiful colours.

Big congratulations to Brenda.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Another stunner, congratulations to Brenda, she will be busy for hours.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Susan White said...

Congratulations to Brenda - a lovely prize! Really love today's card Sue - the bluebells in the die and the colour of the card are just beautiful.

Thanks Susan

Joanne2403 said...

Very Pretty, my favourite set of dies, from the basic labels four to the gold and this set also, love it, tfs JoJo :)

howdy said...

scunnered that I didn't win and really jealous but that doesn't stop me loving the card and thinking I just have to get that die!
Went into our local Hobbycraft store - I own all the dies they sell and they have less than half the ones I own! oops

CardsofJoy said...

Sue I read your blog most days, especially when I am in work - at lunch time whilst I'm eating I'm checking you out! Yours is usually the first one I look at, so much inspiration and so classy - your cards are just in a class all of their own. Its lovely to consider you a 'friend' - keep inspiring us. Love this one today very much! also the bird cage one from yesterday. Joy xx

Sandybee said...

A lovely card and well done Brenda for winning the special blog comment.

I sure every single one of your followers, including me, thinks of you as a personal friend. Many thanks for all the inspiration you give to us.

xx Sandra

hazel said...

Very beautiful card Sue and yes that colour is gorgeous. Hope you find another card stock with that colours.
Everyone appreciates what you do with your Blog. I only found out you had a blog with watching you on C&C and that's when i found out just how much you can do with the Dies. Really Appreciate you showing us all Sue, you are a very Talented lady
Hope that you are well and also your Mum
Congratulations to the winner
Have a lovely day
hazel G

lynda said...

A gorgeous card the colours are beautiful I love the die set so elegant . I love your blog such inspiration you give I am so glad I met you at Alli Palli Sue x Crafty hugs Lynda Brock xx

Sue B said...

Another stunning card Sue, love the colours. Am missing you on our screens, for me there is only ONE Spellbinder queen & that's you. Hurry back please.

iggy said...

oh sue... today this brought a lump to my throat as i had to move COUNTY not country for hubbys job & i too felt like where are my friends , who & when will i get to know people. &&&&&& its through crafting that i have made friends [ though my heart is still back up north where i belong ]
back to the card...i love both the blue wedgewood & also the green one so this was right up my street on so many levels. please keep up the great work with your blog & many thanks for it too..crafty hugs xx lynda

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue I am so happy that you are happy with your blog,you do put a lot of hard work into it a card a day is a a lot of work,and the amount of people you inspire is amazing.It is lovely to hear that you have made so friends through this.
To days card is a WOW ,hope you can fins that fab., blue card,
Smiles
Ita

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
A very elegant card Sue, Love the colour and the flowers, also Thank You for your kind words and for all your inspiration ... we need you back on tv asap.
Love From
Marion X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the Wedgewood look.
Veronique

sonia said...

Hi. Congratulations to Brenda :-) Love your blog Sue. Your cards and ideas are so inspiring. Thank you for sharing xxxx

Phi said...

Its a no wonder you cant put the Elegant Labels Four dies down. Everything you make with it is beautiful. And congrats to Brenda Lello. She is one lucky girl.

Helen Barker said...

A truly beautiful card.The die and colour way are gorgeous.
Helen Bx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely I love this card, Sue. This is my most favourite die set of all time! X
Hugs and smiles,
Jan Dunham xx

magpie said...

Hellooo Sue and everybody! Stunning, stunning card Sue. Gorgeous Elegant Labels 4 dies and love the blue. Forever friends is a wonderful sentiment (you know I love them!) and just bounces back off each and every one of us to you too! Thank you so much for your beautiful reply about us all, it was lovely of you. Which at the end of the day just sums you up completely! Here's to many many years of you Sue! So say all of us! Oh wonderful! Congratulations Brenda on winning the stamps!! I hope you get so much enjoyment from using them. I bet you were skipping around the kitchen! Take care and have a great day, xx Love Karen xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card and I really must get this label 4 to go with my plain L4. Love the colour very crisp. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card and great colour combo- love it lots. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, really nice card today, the colours look really striking. You are the best!!! Love Sam xxx

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Love today's card. So very crisp and clean. Love every thing about it. Crafty hugs. 3363 Jan.x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous colour! Those little flowers are so pretty. Congratulations to Brenda on winning a fab set of stamps, what a prize!!!!!!!

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I look forward to reading your blog everyday and of course seeing your beautiful creations, and today is no exception..it's gorgeous, I love that shade of blue. :-)

Oh well back out in the garden to mix cement by hand for the patio. I'd rather be making cards, Hey Ho.

Congratulations to Brenda for winning the blogaversary stamps, how lucky are you.

Kind regards

Tina X

jeffrey bubbles said...

Oh this is a super card Sue love the colours and I also like working with micro beads. Kathy xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, happy belated anniversary on your blog. What a lovely blog you have written today, this is why people visit you daily, without fail. You seem like such a genuinely appreciative person, us crafters feel like we're the lucky ones to be able to read your blog and write comments to you. Can't wait to see you back on C & C, you've been gone far too long! I just love today's card, the colours are stunning. I bought the labels 4 a while back, it's probably my most used die, you can't fail to make a nice card with it. Take care, Karen Brass xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Wow! Chic, (is the spelling correct)! and stylish I absolutely adore this one. How lucky is Brenda, what a wonderful prize, Congratulations!
Val C xx

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...I just love this die set...it's just so grand and regal...it is to die for!! LOL!!

The blue is delicious...it shows a little darker than Wedgewood Blue, but very close...and yes it would be lovely to get some.

An amazing four years and now even more to come...your blog is so popular because you give such great ideas and you are the best presenter of Spellbinders and Creative Expressions that I know.

So I say Onwards and Upwards to many great things to come...When it comes to five years I think we should have a HUGE PICNIC to celebrate!!??!!

Until then, take care.

Have a nice day! Deborah.H :) :)

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...I just love this die set...it's just so grand and regal...it is to die for!! LOL!!

The blue is delicious...it shows a little darker than Wedgewood Blue, but very close...and yes it would be lovely to get some.

An amazing four years and now even more to come...your blog is so popular because you give such great ideas and you are the best presenter of Spellbinders and Creative Expressions that I know.

So I say Onwards and Upwards to many great things to come...When it comes to five years I think we should have a HUGE PICNIC to celebrate!!??!!

Until then, take care.

Have a nice day! Deborah.H :) :)

Janice K said...

Loving the filigree look to this card. The blue card is a beautiful shade (shame that it's been discontinued). x

Jane said...

I love the colour wedgewood blue please keep looking for it Sue and add it to your card bundle, I definitely want some lol. Today's card is amazing just perfect.

Jane xx

Erica said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours.
Erica x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Lovely. I love the colours you have used and now I need elegant labels as well lol. Thanks I think.
Love Jan x x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous but I think I'm addicted to using these dies!

Mol x

Janice Wallace said...

Very classy. Looks like Wedgewood China. Thanks for your comments and your blog. I learn a lot from looking in every day.
Janice

Ann said...

Love that blue. Sigh, another thing to add to the wish list.

Ann

jean woodcock said...

Hi Sue. stunning card as always. This die is now on my wish list...
I would love to see a card done with Timeless rectangles my son treated me to this die, would love some ideas..

Sandra F said...

gorgeous card Sue. Love the colours. xx

Anonymous said...

OOoooh, those micro beads make such a difference!

Susan x

Margaret said...

Hello Sue
Oh what a beautiful card using my favourite colours and my favourite die set too, absolutely super.
Margaret - corgi owner

Margarita lady said...

Congratulations Brenda - Enjoy.
What a fab prize Sue. I feel it is us who should be saying thank you! You gave me the confidence to start up my card groups (the blog is a work in progress!)without your support I would still be crafting on my own.
I don't get to your blog each day, however, I do get my daily fix via email. I think you have a gift for making everyone feel they are special. Well done Sue's mom for raising such a wonderful, caring daughter.
lotta luv & Hugs jcp x

Pauline99 said...

Lovely card that colour blue is lovely I once painted a feature wall in my kitchen in that colour it was stunning sadly I had to move and could never get that colour again.

I love this die I have the labels 4 and grand dies too so you can really go to town with the layers.

So enjoying the dies from the last CHA and think I just about have all the ones I wanted which was most of them.lol
Only one I seem to be missing is labels 8 and decorative labels 8 which are next on my list no idea how I kiss those as they must be quite old. Off to see if you have any cards made with them.

Keep up the good work all the best Pauline ( freedom99)

Cardgenie said...

Sue, today's card is awesome. Just love the dies and the colour together - just have to get me elegant labels 4! Keep on bloggin'. Jean

Crafty Nanna said...

Evening Sue, firstly congratulations to Brenda, enjoy your stamps. Beautiful card and you are right about the blue shade it is lovely and makes a nice contrast to the white card. I thoroughly enjoy popping by on a daily basis, have had to miss a few days off and on last few weeks and I can't wait to get back to check out the cards I have missed. I look forward to helping you celebrate many more bloggy birthdays. Hugs

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love that die (got to put it on my Xmas list), great colour too.
Donna Jones

Lisa Durno said...

Beautiful card.
X

Tracie Carmody said...

gorgeous card Sue xx

Jan Ltc said...

Beautiful xx Jan

janet said...

Love the card. I drop in each day and sometimes leave a comment but always love to see your beautiful cards. I've used several as inspiration for cards I've made in recent weeks. I just wish I could afford all the dies you use!! My credit card is NOT happy that I found your blog LOL.
Janetd

Hayley Johnson said...

Hey Sue, I love today's card and the colours in particular are very striking. I love your blog and after a busy day of motorways and meetings its always my first port of call when I get home. Unfortunately I have to work to pay for all my crafting products I need after you've inspired me!
Hugs Hayley x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a wonderful card I love the colour you have used and the die it is sooo pretty
Missed your blog Sat but have checked it out now it is beautiful h
Happy Blog Birthday
Take Care
Theresa xx

SUZYD said...

Very elegant card,love the blue.Suzyd x

Joan Donaldson said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the white and the blue together. Also love the dies and the little flowers.

karenlotty said...

Lucky you Brenda Enjoy. Stunning card & love that blue! Hope u can source some soon

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Stunning card - I didn't realise the flowers were made out of ribbon until I read your notes.

Diana

Anonymous said...

hello sue, stunning card very regal.i agree with belinda raven on what she says about hand made cards being almost a gift to recieve,congrats to brenda you lucky lady lol. sending love from christine c xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Very very pretty :)

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
What a fabulous card this is, so very pretty. Just love the blue and white colour scheme. I'm glad you are searching for a similar blue card stock for us to get. I for one would love to have some so I could make a pretty colour scheme like this.
I love the elegant labels four dies you have used for this card. Such a beautiful set of die cut frames you have made -so intricate. Love also the microbeaded sentiment in the centre and the melted ribbon flowers are so very pretty around the frame of the sentiment.

Hope work hasn't overtaken your holiday back home completely.
Hugs
Best wishes from Katie-Louise
X

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Forgot to say congrats to the lucky winner of all those gorgeous stamps.

Best wishes Katie-Louise

X

carol e said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card and the blue and white is stunning. These dies are really pretty, and appreciate advise on cutting them. I got them recently but not really used them so this will help

Meg said...

Very lovely shade of blue for this card, it is very stylish. I love the dies you have used.

Margaret O
xxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
YES VERY WEDGEWOODY. SMASHING CARD AND LOVE THE BEADS. THOSE FLOWERS LOOK AMAZING AND I SAW HOW SIMPLE TO DO LAST TIME YOU WERE TV.
FAB JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

darcydaydream said...

A very lovely card and congrats to Brenda.
Love from Christine in Darcy.....xx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue It's so nice to read all the comments that are written on your blog every day. You are a very popular lady because your just you! You are an inspiration to us all and it is us that should be grateful to you, and we are very much. When I first saw today's card it so reminded me of something, couldn't put my finger on it. Until I read your blog Wedgwood it does look so much like it. I'm loving the colour, shame it's discontinued. Those dies are very pretty and less is more so they say, with the flowers. Have a great day Hugs Debbie Ravenhill xx

Michelle said...

Absolutely stunning Sue.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Hanneke said...

What a stunning card! I love the color and the stunning frame. Hugs, Hanneke

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sue, have a lovely day! Lovely card (as ever)Judy M x

Izzwizz said...

What a beautiful card. I love that die set and the colours (I collect old china so this doubly appeals to me!). Many congratulations to the winner of your fabulous prize. We all love you too Sue :-) maddy xxx

cmu said...

Hi Sue,
Anyone who likes Wedgwood will be in card heaven. Another beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Hi sue

What a lovely card. I thought I had bought enough dies but unfortunately I must just buy one more - yes the one you have used here. Thanks again

Geraldine S

mazzer said...

Hi Sue. Love this card. Pretty, bright and cheerful. Hugs
Marilyn xx

Diane Mortimer said...

I really like all the different shapes and patterns here, fab x
Diane from Glasgow xx