Saturday, 1 June 2013

Happy Blog Birthday!

Good morning all!  Today is the four year anniversary of the start of my blog!  I am so excited to be able to bring you a very special giveaway today in honour of this anniversary.  If you leave me a comment on today's post, I will draw a name from the comments (to be announced on Monday) and the lucky winner will receive a  full set of the 18 Stamps To Die For Range.  These stamps are all ready trimmed and mounted on Umount, ready to go.  They were designed by myself and my artist to coordinate with all the lovely dies that I demonstrate.  Just my way of saying a big huge thank you to all of you that come to visit my little bit of cyberspace daily.  When I started the blog, I never thought I would ever see the sort of readership that it has reached, especially since I don't use Facebook or any other social media sites!  My counter at the very bottom of the blog is about to turn over to 3 million soon (should be sometime this week!)  It is because you take the time to visit regularly that I love doing my blog, so as long as you still want to visit, I will still post my daily blog posts!  Although today's card is a really simple style card, it happened to be the only one I could find with any birthday sentiment on it!  I just thought it was appropriate for the day and also because it is Julia Watts birthday today too (shh, don't tell anyone! tee hee)  There doesn't really need to be a full running commentary on the card today, as it is rather simple and self explanatory, but as a quick explanation, I used the Curved Border dies on a piece of raspberry card to cut the pretty scalloped edge, then I used my score board to add a bit of interest to the top of that piece, scoring at 1/8 inch increments.  I layered it over a piece of coconut white card where I had stamped my sentiment in black archival and clear embossed it.  I added a double bow tied from silky crush ribbon at the top of the card.  I accented it with a large pearl embellishment and some pearl swirls across the card.  Finished it with a double mat of white with some paper piercing on the inner mat.  About a 10 to 15 minute job if you need a quickie!  Finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 8" in size.  One quick note, though, as I have had a bit of confusion of late, can you try to leave a surname initial or funny alias with your comment as we now have many people with the same names leaving comments.  It just helps keep it clear as to who has won the prizes (both for you and for me!).  Don't forget to leave your comment today to be entered in a chance to win the Stamps To Die For set of 18 stamps.
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/index.php?tid=1008&pbid=TYPE&lev=2&did=Creative Expressions Stamps to Die for...  Thanks for a great four years, many more to come I hope!  It has been a blast!  All for now, Sue x






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Pam said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Sue. You do an amazing job and it is the highlight of my morning to check in with you. Love todays card too.

Pam said...

OOps forgot to say my surname is Hackett

Anne Crawford said...

Congratulations and Very Well Done!!! Absolutely striking card, love the colour,style and everything about it !

Daisy said...

Happy (blog) birthday Sue. Your cards are so inspirational and a wonderful way to start my day x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue Happy 4th Anniversary!!!! Thank you so much for blogging everyday for us. You really are an amazing person. We would be lost without you. It is very kind of you to give away the set of stamps. I love the card too. Take care.

John Lockwood said...

Happy anniversary or birthday whichever way you look at it its a wonderful milestone! Have to admit I check your blog first every day thankyou. For the inspiration I know I will find an idea I can use every day.
John x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Congratulations on your 4 year blog anniversary, it's us that should thank you. It's a real pleasure visiting your blog everyday to see what you have to show us. How many blogs reach the THREE MILLION mark? Here's to many more blog years. The more I see of these edgeabilities the more I need them, oh well I'd better get my begging bowl out lol. Exquisite card, as usual I love everything about it.
Hugs x
Heather T

kitty davies said...

happy birthday blog thank you Sue for all the inspiration you give such talent all the best Kitty Davies

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Happy four birthday blog anniversary you are great crafter you gives us so much inspiration please keep it up if it was not for you I would run out of ideas for my card making I love this blog site hope you reach 3 million soon Tracy w x

Sue Canty said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Sue. You are truly inspirational and I love the different ways in which you use your dies and stamps. Your blog is a great way to start the day!

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning Sue well done for having a great blog as i love to look everyday as you give us so much inspiration. And i do love this card its plain but elegant. And congratulation your anniversary. Take car sue xx

Debs artliff

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

Congratulations on your 4 year blog anniversary' your card is simply elegant keep up the good work Sue x

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy anniversary birthday celebration. I look forward to your blog each day so keep them coming... Thanks for,taking the time to,create beautiful inspirational cards and for,posting them with your discussion of how to recreate each one. You are an inspiration.... Thanks. Oh yes this card is fab too. Hugs. Xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Congratulations on your 4-yr blog anniversary and A BIG BIG THANK YOU for giving us such inspiration and brighten up our day. For me it's a MUST - first thing when I get up I look at your blog.
Today's card is elegant and I feel bit silly not having thought of it until seeing yours - and that is to use the borders at an angle as you've done there.
Looking forward to many more years of visiting your blog.
Have an absolutely lovely weekend and my regards to your mom.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sue, it should be us thanking you for all the help and inspiration you give. Today's card is no exception, another stunner even though you say it is a simple one.It is such a lovely way to start the day checking your blog with a first cup of coffee.
All the best Edwina

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love, love , love today's offering, absolutely beautiful.
Will definitely this one to keep in mind, in all white would make a great weeding card
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Patricia said...

Sorry me again, how remiss of me forgetting to "congratulate" you on 4 years of Blogging.
Hope I will still be looking each day for the next four years
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue Happy Anniversary!

I love today's card and the elegant and clean lines.

Thank you so much for a chance to win these lovely dies that you are offering. You are such a generous soul to us Wilsonettes! Congrats too on nearly reaching 3,000,000 viewings, so who's a popular gal then? LOL!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

heatherscreationsandhappenings.blogspot.co.uk

Hazel said...


Good morning Sue, what a stunning card this is. It would be beautifull in lots of different colours.

Hazel

Hazel said...


Sue, sorry meant to say congrats on having your blog for 4 years

Hazel

hollyberry said...

Happy Blog Birthday Sue,thank you for the last four years and here's to many more. Todays card is beautiful and it is as always a delight to see and hear about the latest inspiration you have for us.

PharmacyMichele said...

Happy Blog Birthday Sue, if I could only visit one blog it would have to be yours. Lovely card for today. Long may you continue to be an inspiration to us all.

Michele.

Mary Gallivan said...

Hi Sue
Happy Anniversary!
A beautiful card - simple and effective.
Best wishes
Mary x

PharmacyMichele said...

Happy Blog Birthday Sue, if I could only visit one blog it would have to be yours. Lovely card for today. Long may you continue to be an inspiration to us all.

Michele.

Rosie said...

I simply do not know how you do it, but it is great to have your daily blog. So much wonderful inspiration.

Joanne Page said...

Happy fourth blog birthday. You are inspirational with what can be done with spellbinders and embossing folders. I have to look every morning, to see what you have created. X

Marion Bull said...

Happy blog anniversary Sue. I only"found" you three months ago and I look at your blog everyday first thing, So grateful for all your help and ideas. Today's card is stunning in its simplicity. I absolutely love it. Thank you for ideas and inspiration. You are a star!

Maggie Bull xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous card
and love this colour I seem to say
the same things every day but it is
so true and Congratulations on your
4yrs of blogging your are so inspirational
we all just love you we would sorely
miss you if you gave it up so please keep
going.
nancyd xx

Clai01 said...

Happy 4th Birthday to the blog!
Keep up the great work Sue, I really appreciate seeing the lovely card everyday and the tutorials, Thankyou x

Sue Eyre said...

Congratulation on your 4th anniversary I love looking every day to see the card you have made. Love this one so simple but elegant.
Sue Eyre, Thame(phoenix)

Domino said...

Happy Birthday and such a generous gift to celebrate. Love the card. The curved borders are so elegant.

Alison said...

Congratulations, cannot believe it is four years !!! You are my early morning fix. Love todays card.
Alison Dent xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - Happy Blogday! (and HB Julia) quite an achievement this blog business and something I am sure all the Wilsonettes really apppreciate - its one of my my first points of call in the mornings - love todays card, simple but effective. Long may you and your blog prosper.
Rgs
Clare W

Bosquie said...

Happy 4th Anniversary Sue.What an accomplishment.You have given me so much inspiration and pleasure from your designs and even though you don't know it helped me through some very dark times.Love this card,as its beautiful in its simplicity.Very special.Thank you again, and long may your blog continue.Crafty hugs,
Joan xxxxxx

Marleine said...


Morning and Happy Anniversary Sue,

First thing in the morning .. Cup of coffee in hand and sit to look at your blog. Today is no different. This card is so elegant.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Best wishes Marleine Rayner. X

sonja_w said...

The simplicity of the card is what makes it so beautiful, love the curved border and the sentiment stamp. My favourite this week. Happy blog birthday, I love popping by in the morning to see your daily creation, thank you so much for sharing with us xx

Hayley Johnson said...

Happy 4th Birthday Sue! Love today's simple elegance and a quick thanks from me for your help in taking my card making to another level.
Hugs Hayley x

SandraM said...

happy birthday Sue, it has been a great four years, don't know what id do not being able to check in every morning to see how creative you have been, looking forward to seeing you in Aberdeen in July
sandra

Helen e Jones said...

Hi sue happy blog 4 th birthday only been following for about 5 months what have I been missing? ! 1 have been hocked on your blog all the best from Helen e jones

Carole Z said...

hey Sue Happy Blog Birthday ans congrats pf 4 years of complete crafting awesomeness (I think I just made up that word!). Thank you for all your inspiration and a great start to my daily blog hopping,as well as being the inspiration to me starting my own blog 2 years ago! Today's card is stunning, I love the design and the colours, everything...and thank you for the chance to win this amazing prize! Love and hugs, Carole Z XX

Lis Kervill said...

Good Morning, Sue,
Happy Anniversary to you and our favourite blog! What an achievement!
Thank you for your devotion to us followers. I am daily in awe as I watch yet another master piece unfold, fully realising the hours of sheer hard work involved.
Thank you so much.
Here is to many more years of your particular inspiration.
Lis X

Clare M said...

Simply stunning Sue - this will be replicated many times xxx

Beth Peake said...

Happy Anniversary sue. Another stunning card that says simply less is more. Amazing once again.

Heres to the next 4 years and more

Luv n hugs

Beth Peake

Eryl P said...

Hi Sue - Happy Blog Anniversary. Love todays card, in fact love all of your cards. My first stop every day is your blog to get my inspiration hit.

Hugs Eryl :) XX

AnneRD said...

Happy Blog Birthday Sue. It's a daily ritual to check out your blog, love to see your projects.
Love today's card, simple design yet the curvy shape gives it that extra bit of interest. Here's to the next four years! Anne x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Happy 4th birthday to PartiCraft :-)
Love today's CAS card, great colour too.
Donna Jones

jacqui said...

Congratulations on your 4th year blog birthday. Another lovely card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sue,
Love your blog, visit daily and get lots of ideas off you, do hope you keep blogging for many more years.
Sandy K. xx

sarah hyett said...

Happy 4th blog anniversary! Another amazing and elegant card. Love the colours and the design. Crafty hugs Sarah H x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Congratulations on your blog birthday! Well Done Sue! I am quite new to carding when I started last year but part of my morning ritual is to make sure I check out your blog and I love it! You have helped me so much to expand my knowledge on card making and inspiration so thank you to you, I owe so much to you. I love todays card so simple but vibrant. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Messmatters said...

4 years! How many cards is that?
Don't know where you find your inspiration and energy, but thank you for sharing every day.

christineb said...

Another beautiful card , I start my day looking at your blog it gives me inspiration if i have cards to make , happy anniversary

Lynn said...

Hi Sue, Happy blog birthday xx, can't believe it's 4 years, just think how many cards that is, all that inspriation. Love the card, can't wait for the next 4 years !!! Lynn xx (Derbyshire)

Sue said...

Happy fourth blog birthday, I think your blog is an inspiration, keep on doing what you do, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue. Happy 4th blog birthday - you are the first thing I look at each day - so inspirational. Today's card is so elegant, I can't wait to try to replicate it. Love Pat Y x

Eugenia said...

Good morning Sue and congratulations on your 4th anniversary of what is fantastic blog site, so inspirational, don't know how you keep it up but the products used are fantastic and they inspire everyone that uses them. Todays card as always is super and can be used for so many greeting cards.Thanks for all your hard work and encouragement. Look forward to the next 4 years!

Rachel Taylor said...

Happy blog anni ! Thank you for doing it ,i wake up each morning and come on here to inspire me for the day ! Lovely card
Crafty hugs Rachel x

kimberley said...

Four years already-that's amazing-think how many different ideas you have come up with.You are truly an inspiration to us all Sue.Todays card is very simple but very practical if you are in a hurry.Have a very happy 4th blog birthday and keep up the amazing job you do for all of us please Sue-you are the first thing I look at in the morning on my computer,take care x. kimberley from cumbrae.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Happy birthday to the blog. It is my first port of call every morning, your inspiration is amazing, so thank you. I love the simplicity of this card, it is beautiful. Have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

TDQ Karen said...

Happy Anniversary, I love to read your blog everyday and see the beautiful cards you have created. You are an inspiration to us all xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue the card is beautiful. Four years what an amazing achievement and so many inspirational cards. You and Julia have changed the way I make cards - I think for the better. Thank you so much. Here's to many more years. Love Jackie

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Happy anniversary! I usually look at your blog over my first cup of tea in the morning and it ALWAYS sets me off on the right foot. Your cards are so inspirational and they give me the confidence to try out new techniques. I made yesterday's card last night - convinced I'd never master the rosette. But guess what, I did, and it looks fab. So thank you so much for such a great blog. Here's to the next four years.
Best wishes
Anne Oliver

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy 4th blog birthday! Love today card, simple but striking!
I try and start my day with looking at your blog, keep up the good work and inspiration .
Gail Cx

Jane said...

So elegant and sophisticated today card love it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and congratulations for all your dedication and talent in card making, I really look forward to the daily cards thank you Sue.

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Sue, you always make great cards..
Love Christine Jones x x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What a fantastic card to celebrate 4 years of a fantastic blog. It the first thing I look at in the mornings and you never fail to amaze me. Keep up the wonderful work - we all love it.

Love Val in Spain xxx

Clarissa said...

Fabulous card as usual Sue.The raspberry pink is scrumptious.
Clarissa. X

karenlotty said...

Congrats on the 3.000,000 hit Happy Blog Birthday to you Beautiful card today Simple & elegant Love it I'm a bit of a newbie to Spellbinders & don't have many dies but it is growing Like others a cup of tea & a visit to your blog is something I really look forward to Karen Watts

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY and congratulations Sue on the last 4 years. You are an amazingly talented lady and you give so much inspiration to so many followers...espcially me. Like most of your followers, as soon as my PC is switched on you are my first website visit of the day and you never cease to amaze me. Well done.
Stunning card for a stunning day!

Love Sheila xx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and Happy 4th Anniversary. It is us blog followers that thank you for all the beautiful cards and the time that you spend showing them to us and giving us the instructions on how to replicate them. Todays card is stunning and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your blog is the first thing I look at every morning and it lifts my spirits.
Here's to the next four years

Hugs
Dawn Searle xxx

Linda said...

Good morning Sue and congratulations on 4 years of blogging.
Like many others who have commented, my day starts with tea and your latest post. Enjoy your day in the knowledge that you have inspired many to new and exciting crafting.
Hugs
Linda Savage

Faith Button-Smallman said...

Morning Sue,
Many congratulation on your four year Anniversary. It has been wonderful to look every day and see your beautiful cards and every one is so very different. I love this card especially as it's pink but it is beautiful in it's simplicity.
Hugs
Faith

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, Happy (blog) birthday to you. Beautiful lovely n striking card today. We crafters are so so lucky to have you sharing your talents with us. Have a great weekend. Just looked at the stamps and they are to die for- hehe.

Love June
xxx

Tuttitwoshoes said...

Wishing you and your blog a very happy anniversary. Many thanks for all your inspirations you have given us during the last four years. Long may your blog continue.

Love this card. Simple but soooooo effective!!!!!

Love Cynthia aka tuttitwoshoes xxxxxxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Happy Bday Sue's Blog - As Linda above says my start to the day is coffee and Sue Wilson - I hate it when I cannot do that - it puts me out for the day. Your blog is more than inspiration to many it is also a life line in the crafting world.
Today's gift may be simple and quick but it still hits the spot and is in my 'less is more' file. The format gives itself to many colour schemes and many occasions and is easy for all to do - starters and more experienced ones.
Have a wonderful day.
Janet x

Valerie said...

Hi Sue
Happy Anniversary, has it really only been 4 years, have read nearly all of them, even catch up after holidays. Love the simplicity of todays card.
Conratulations and have a great day.
Valerie

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, that border is superb. Just imagine how many cards you have shown in the 4 years. Every one of them gorgeous.
Audrey x

Lorna said...

It's a beautiful day, I feel good hope you do too! Love your blog, Happy 4th Anniversary

Craftetter said...

Happy Birthday to you Sue - I can't believe it is four years now!! Your cards are always stunning even if they are not always quite up my street. It has been fun watching your cards develop as more stamps, tools and dies come on the market.
Hugs Elaine

Carolyn Bell said...

Happy Anniversary Sue! I get so much inspiration from your blog posts, another stunningly elegant card. Love Carolyn x

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

What a beautiful card. Colour
stunning. Congratulations on the
4th anniversary of the blog long may it continue giving us inspiration on a daily basis

Mary by the Sea said...

Happy 4th blog anniversary Sue. I have finally worked out how to leave a comment....Love todays card, you have given me an idea for my god-daughters birthday card...thank you.

Keep on blogging it brightens up my day.x

Marion said...

Hi Sue has it really been 4yrs cant believe it ,were do's the time go.hope you keep going ,you give us so much inspiration.
love todays card.
Marion H

E Henninger said...

Your blog is a real source of inspiration and I love the occasional tutorials.
Eva from Stoke

Colleen Rowan said...

Happy 4th Anniversary, don't know how you come up with so many ideas each day for different cards, but I look forward to seeing them every day and get so much inspiration from them all x

Jean Woodcock said...

Happy Anniversary Sue. I am new to GC and spellbinders.Your blog is now my first port of call when I go on my laptop. thanks for all the inspiration it's giving me the confidence to try lots of different things. x

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary Sue. Your stamps look wonderful and are a great prize. Fingers and toes crossed as they say!!
Good wishes
Phil D

AdrienneQ said...

Happy anniversary. Like many others your blog is the first place I go after opening the computer in the morning. Thanks

snowqueen62 said...

Happy 4th anniversary Sue. Your blog is the first thing I check every morning. I would be lost without it! You are so inspirational! Your cards are always so different. I have spent an absolute fortune on the dies, but still haven't got the curved edged ones yet but they are on my 'must get soon' list!
You are so generous with your prizes. Good luck to all your followers this will be a wonderful prize for the winner.
Oh and today's card is another lovely creation!
Good luck again to everyone in the draw and thanks again Sue for your wonderful blog.
Hugs Sue C x

Jennifer Kirk said...

Hi Sue (my nickname Jaye) HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY - YIPPE! I love reading your blog and look forward to see what you create each day. I also subscribe so I get two bites of your cards. Please keep them coming & your write ups are very good. Thank you Sue for your blog, I look forward to feasting my eyes for tomorrow's card:-)

mags said...

Well done on 4 years of blogging. You have provided so much inspiration. Today is no exception with a lovely card. Keep em coming.
Mags (magagi)
x

Jennifer Kirk said...

Hi Sue (my nickname Jaye) HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY - YIPPE! I love reading your blog and look forward to see what you create each day. I also subscribe so I get two bites of your cards. Please keep them coming & your write ups are very good. Thank you Sue for your blog, I look forward to feasting my eyes for tomorrow's card:-)

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, Happy (blog) Birthday!!! Have to say I came across you by accident and it has to be the best accident ever. I'm not a stamper or much of a one for découpage and didn't really know what style I wanted to to develop and then.......Boom!!! There you were on my telly on C&C. You got me hooked on spellbinders and I found exactly what I wanted to do. Thank you so much for all your inspiration.

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card Sue. love the colour .
have a nice weekend Congratulations on your 4 year blog x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Happy 4th Blog Birthday

Thanking you for always sharing your talent and inspiration with us you are very generous with your time.

Todays card is beautiful so simple and elegant I love it.

Have a lovely day

Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

Janice K said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SUE!!!!!! 4 years of blogging is quite an achievement. Thank you for your commitment as checking your daily blog is one on those things that I look forward to. Today's card is another stunning example of why I enjoy your blog, the colour is gorgeous and I love the fluidity of the design. Rest assured whilst you continue to blog I'll continue to visit. Many thanks. x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A simply stunning card for your 4th birthday/anniversary, love the colours and the style and my wish list for dies has had another move around.
Have a great weekend and happy crafting.
Love Tina G.x

sam said...

Hi sue , I wonder how many comments you will receive today. Think it will be a record with such a wonderful prize. Thank you for your blog it's the first thing I do when I wake up. Reach for the phone and look at today's stunner of a card before getting ready for work. Love the card today pretty colour and very effective. Take care
Samantha wade

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I joined in 2010 after seeing you on
Create /craft, and I must say it was the beginning of a crafting journey.
I only had a Cuttlebug bug was still able to follow you instructions tto create wonderful cards....now of course its the GRAND CALIBUR...that is a whole different ball game!
I go to your blog 1st, so this was nice to have a chance to win your generous prize!
By the way.... I like the Raspberru card today so you!
LoveMarg

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, happy 4th anniversary to your fabulous blog! Wow, a simple but stunning card today, will have to give this one a try. Love Jean xxx

nattyboots said...

I thank you Sue and wish you a very Happy Blog Anniversary ,and looking forward to many more.

Todays card is just Magic i love everything about it ,you take me into another world with your tips and ideas and thats very useful to me as new ideas dont come easy .

You have a gift and i thank you again for all you time and inspiration.

Take Care and have a lovely weekend .

Elaine H X

Victoria said...

Happy Anniversary Sue. I simply love visiting your blog every morning before work, well before anything else really! Such a daily ritual, and means a lot to so many of us. So a big thank you Sue. Today's card is again gorgeous, and very appropriate.

Lacelady said...

Wow Sue, what a beautiful card, I love it's simplicity, and the colour scheme. Congratulations on your four year anniversary too. Must go and wish Julia Happy Birthday too.

CarolT said...

Hi Sue

Another fabulous card! Congratulations on your anniversary - many more to come I hope!

Carol

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue and a Happy 4th Anniversary of your blog. As always a beautiful card. I love all your cards and watching you on C&C.

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue, really gorgeous card. Happy Anniversary doesn't seem like 4 years where does time go

Izzwizz said...

Oh my goodness Sue, what a fabulous prize. Many congratulations on your 4 year blogaversary! I love this card and it's just perfect for today, a classic "Sue Wilson"! I agree with the previous comment, it has become a daily ritual and means a lot to me too to visit you every day. Hope you are having a great time with your Mum, but we miss you on the telly :-) maddy xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue Happy Blog Anniversary. Today's card is just perfect for me. Fairly simple but well designed and of course my favourite red. SueL

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue and congratulations on the 4th Anniversary of your blog. As always a beautiful card. I love all your cards and watching you on C&C.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Well done, on 4 years of blogging, like many of the others my first port of call is to check the blogs I follow, hubby makes the tea and I view your wonderful creations, you are such an inspiration. A BIG THANK YOU.

I love today's card so elegant.
Lydia
X

Hilary said...

Morning Sue. Happy Blog Anniversary, and good wishes for many more to come! Your cards are such an inspiration to us all. Happy Birthday wishes to Julia too.
Love and hugs. Hilary xxx

dijit said...

morning Sue, Congratulations.
I visit everyday and get lots of inspiration from you. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Happy 'Blogday' Sue, many thanks for your inspiration over the years, I find your blog a perfect start to my day. Todays card is classic, So neat and classy.
Carole N x

Anonymous said...

Cdteach

Congratulations on your 4th anniversary.
I'd also like to thank you for all the creative inspiration you have brought us over the years.

Jan

dijit said...

morning Sue, Congratulations.
I visit everyday and get lots of inspiration from you. Keep it up.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Happy Blog Anniversary - looks like it is going to be a popular post today..
Love the card that raspberry colour is fantastic - it may be a simple card but it is very effective.
Thank you for sharing all you inspiration - its a fantastic start to my day to see you fantastic creation.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations on your 4th blog anniversary. Like many others have already said, it is the first thing I do on a morning - have my coffee and look at the blog to be inspired. Today's card may be simple but it is still stunning & I love the colours. Thank you for the opportunity to win your fabulous prize - someone is going to be extremely lucky and very happy on Monday!

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Happy Blog Birthday, you are such an inspiration to us and you start my day off so well every day. I love the card today,so simple yet so elegant. Don't ever stop, you are the best medicine.
love Jan x x

Alice G said...

Congratulations on reaching your 4 year milestone! Your blog is such an inspiration to us all. To be honest I'm surprised its not more than 3 million viewers, everyone I know already visits your blog lol!! Please don't ever stop making your creative cards. Today's card is simple but classy so easy to replicate

Hugs Alice G

Christine said...

Happy Anniversary Sue, with such a beautiful card to mark the occasion. Here's to many more years of crafting inspiration x
Christine Andypandy

Jean Johnston said...

Many Happy Returns of your amazing blog. It is always part of my breakfast browsing and never fails to inspire. Thank you Sue.

granny p said...

Happy blod day sue
I have only been a follower for a short time but it inspires me so much.
Today's cards is like all the others simply stunning.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a wonderful achievement! Hope the blog keeps continuing for years to come. I love looking on it daily and take some fresh inspiration and ideas away with me.
Thank you for everything you do.
Alison B x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, many many congrats on your 4 years "blogging". Looking forward to many more. Todays card is simply stunning. LOL Lynne M & your adopted poochies x x x x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, more congratulations on your fourth birthday blog, it is the first thing I look at in the morning after breakfast. Today's card is lovely so simple to do yet so stunning. I know that I for one would be lost without your inspiration every day, you are so generous giving away such a wonderful present, it should be us giving you something. Thank you so much, take care, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Sue, 4 years is an achievement.
I enjoy your blog and your card today is beautiful
Julie S

Tina Cornah said...

Congratulations. Some relationships don't last that long so you are definitely doing something right!
This card is so elegant and the simplicity is what makes me want to get into my craft room right now. Keep going, my early morning surfing wouldn't be the same without you!
Best wishes. Tina C x

Madeline Quainton said...

Congratulations Sue on your fabulous blog. I love this card especially the use of the simple embossing on the top layer, I'll be giving that a go! Thanks for all your inspiration.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Simple but stunningly effective, I love the raspberry card. Haooy blog birthday!

barbiepinkfairy said...

Simple but stunningly effective, I love the raspberry card. Haooy blog birthday!

Tracy Harris said...

Happy birthday to your blog Sue. Thank you so much for all the inspiration you provide to us crafters. It is always such a pleasure to visit everyday. Keep on crafting Sue. Have a wonderful weekend xxxxx Tracy Xxxxxx

Michelle Lock said...

Hi Sue a job well done! Here's to the next 4 years and beyond. happy Anniversary. Love the card too, a lovely colour and I love the edges dies.
Michelle Lock x.

Mary Wilkie said...

Happy Blog Birthday Sue! This is the first site I open in the morning when I'm having my coffee. Please keep on giving me inspiration!

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue and many congratulations on your Blog Anniversary. Like so many others your blog is my first port of call after turning my computer on and gets my day off to a great start. It must be so thrilling for you to know that you are such an inspiration to so many people! I just love this card - so clean and elegant. Have a great day

Margaret

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, congrats on 4 wonderful blog years. Beautiful card today, love the layout and design. Emma

nannapat said...

Gosh! it doesn't seem like 12 months since you last celebrated your blog birthday Sue. Congrats to you and thanks for all your hard work and inspiration. Pat x

Floss said...

Congratulations Sue, and what a way to celebrate with such an elegant card. I love it and it could be made to suit so many occasions.X

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Happy Birthday Blog and Sue you are a great addition to my day - I look forward to visiting you.
Today's card is Lovely, very elegant looking, these border dies are so versatile, you are certainly making me look at mine and realise how much more I can do with them. Thank you,
Hope you have a good weekend, love Brenda Lel x

Anonymous said...

Wow - 4 years adds up to a lot of
blogging! Congratulations - not a day goes by without me looking at your wonderful creations - you really are an inspiration - long may it continue

Michelle M
Ireland

englishrose897 said...

Happy 4th blog anniversary Sue.

I think I started following you about eighteen months ago. loggin on to your blog is the first thing I do in the morning and i read it whilst eating my breakfast. It sets the day up nicely for me.

Thank you for sharing you love of cards and Here's to many more years of happy blogging.

Great card today as alway. Sally x

englishrose897 said...

Happy 4th blog anniversary Sue.

I think I started following you about eighteen months ago. loggin on to your blog is the first thing I do in the morning and i read it whilst eating my breakfast. It sets the day up nicely for me.

Thank you for sharing you love of cards and Here's to many more years of happy blogging.

Great card today as alway. Sally x

Laura O said...

Sue this is a simple card but so so beautiful.Thanks for doing your daily About a year and a half looking daily and there have been a handful cards in that time that have not been to mt taste.Keep it up please ,love your blog.Laura O

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sue, congratulations on your 4 year blogging birthday. It has been a pleasure to see all your creations, you are such an inspiration. Here's to many, many more years to come.
Simple but pretty card today.
Elizabeth Sp
x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Happy Anniversary keep it up for many years to come. Love the simpleness of the card and the colors are lovely love Jean Zelei xx

sue said...

Love this card,happy anniversary!!
well done in blogging everyday for 4 years.
Sue Hale

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely post today. I would like to wish you a Happy "Blog" Birthday and thank you for all your time and effort that you put into every post. You are a very inspiring lady with a fabulous talent and it's always a pleasure to see you have created. I would like to wish you another fab year and also thanks for generous prizes on a weekly basis. Have a great weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Joanne2403 said...

Oh yes, what a beautiful card, love the pinky shade, the unusual way you have used the dies and placed the sentiment, wonderful..... Happy 4th Anniversary here Sue, I hope there will be many more to follow too!! JoJo xx

Cardgenie said...

Sue, I visit your blog every day and can't believe the designs that you come up with. You are an inspiration and my cards are better for it! Congrats on 4 years of successful blogging. Jean

Sunset Bay said...

Hi Sue, love the simplicity of this card and the colours you have used. Happy 4th Blog Birthday! Please don't stop.x love Carol (sunset bay)

Lisa Durno said...

Good morning Sue,

Congratulations on your 4 year blog anniversary. I am just wondering why it took me so long to find you! Anyway, you have given me some many inspirational ideas over the last 6 months. Thank you!

Once again another absolutely stunning card.

X

MRS DUCK said...

Crikey, I know Im a bit late commenting today but did wonder what was going on when I saw the comment number on the first page.
All now becomes clear.
Congratulations on your anniversary Sue and well done for all you have achieved.
You are a crafty inspiration and long may you continue to be so. x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Wishing you a very Happy Blog Anniversary very well done this is by no means an easy achievement, and I do so hope many more to come.
What a lovely card that will work well in lots of colour ways too.
Have a great weekend
Margaret - corgi owner

Mariek said...

Happy Anniversary and wishing many more! x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love the curve. Happy birthday to your blog. Hope you have a great weekend. xx hazel young

Cee Bee said...

Happy Anniversary Sue, it is great to follow you and share your creativity. YOu are inspiration to all of us. Good luck to everyone and whoever wins will enjoy the prize sooo much. Also love the card so simple yet stunning, great one to make in loads of colours to sell for charity.
Here's to 4 more years
Hugs n stuff
Carol B (CeeBee) xx

Marie said...

Happy blog anniversary Sue. Your cards are beautiful and they inspire me

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card so clean and simple, even better my curved borders should arrive today!!
Congratulations on your 4th anniversary and I hope there will be many more.
Best wishes, Pat Leahey

Anonymous said...

What can I say? Four years of great blogging. Only found you about 12 months ago, though, and look what I have missed! Card is lovely, I like the simple ones best. Thank you for giving away such a great prize.
Sylvia W

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hello Sue,
Happy happy birthday Particraft!!!! May you have many more bdays to come....and also to Julia! All your cards are stunning and so inspirational, you gave me the rope of hope when I was really down. It has changed my life and all I can say is a big 'THANK YOU' for all your hard work! God bless you and more power to Particraft.
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hello Sue,
Happy happy birthday Particraft!!!! May you have many more bdays to come....and also to Julia! All your cards are stunning and so inspirational, you gave me the rope of hope when I was really down. It has changed my life and all I can say is a big 'THANK YOU' for all your hard work! God bless you and more power to Particraft.
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

Carol H said...

Happy Blog Anniversary, what a milestone. I look forward to your daily inspiration. Another beautiful card today just love the colour combo.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very happy 4th blogging birthday to you. I can not tell you what a joy it is each morning to open up your blog & see what you have created for us to see. Your cards really are inspiring and you instructions easy to follow enabling many a nervous crafter to have a go.
Happy birthday to Julia as well - may you both have a lovely day.
Beverley W

Anne M (UK) said...

Happy Blogaversary Sue! Love the card.
Anne M (UK) x

Gail said...

A stunning and elegant card and luv the colour combo and the pearl swirls just set it off beautifully xx GailT xx

Gail said...

PS Happy 4th Birthday for your blog xx GailT xx aka Gussy Tucker (will explain one day)maybe!!

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, Happy Anniversary. I check your blog every day for inspiration! Really like the card.
Best wishes
Beryl (Treble)

Janice Wallace said...

Happy birthday/ anniversary Sue, You may say this is a simple, quick card, but as usual, it's stunning. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Janice

cats said...

Happy Birthday!!...Where have those years gone!? Love youre blog,thank you......and I love the card today.Birthday hugs...Christine xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue and Happy 4th Blog Birthday to you and Happy Birthday to Julia. I can't believe we have been drooling over your cards for that long. So many beautiful cards to aspire to. I love today's offering, simple but so pretty and super colours.
Really looking forward to seeing you on TV again soon and in Aberdeen in July.
Have a super Blog Birthday day.
Frances

Jane said...

Happy Blog Birthday Sue...you are such a kind blogger and I love to visit you here. Happy June too! x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Happy Blog Birthday/Anniversary, nearly 3 million hits is some target. You deserve it, you are soooo talented and inspirational, it is a joy to see your wonderful creations everyday. Love today's card, the raspberry is so vibrant and great use of the wavy die. Off to wish Julia HB.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June (yorkielass) xxxx

craftyles said...

Sue you are amazing HAPPY BIRTHDAY you are such an inspiration thank you.Lesley Coyne

fame01 said...

HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY TO YOU TO SUE .thanks so much for doing you blog to inspire us every day you are a true inspiration to me and every one else, you are a truly lovely person and keep the blog up its my daily fix lol.. oh and the card yes simple but still stunning as always .. hugs sarah ..xx

Clare said...

Beautiful card. Happy Blog Birthday :)I love visiting your blog everyday and hope there's many more years of fantastic inspiration to come.

Clare x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue & wow. 4 years can't believe it. It took me a long time to take the courage to post a comment though. I would miss you're inspiration terribly if you stopped, so please don't. I even try to stop by as often as I can get Internet access whilst I'm travelling around France. Keep up the good work and love today's card too. Xx

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Happy Blog Anniversary.

Thank you for the inspiration you give us daily - we would be lost without you.

Loving today's card.

Here's to the next 4+ years.

Diana
(scorrie fan)

howdy said...

well - Happy Anniversary,Sue. I confess to not having been a follower for the whole 4 years but you have certainly crammed in that much info and teaching in the short time I've been following you. What an inspiration. Shall we make it 40 years???

craftygardener said...

Wow. Where does time go? Happy blog birthday and keep it coming please. Yours is the first place I go to every day. xxx

CaronP28 said...

Congratulations on your blog birthday! Love today's card, beautiful as always. xx

JenniferJC said...

Happy Blog Birthday and to Julia too!
Lovely card in its simplicity and so useful if you need to make one in a hurry.

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Happy Blog Bithday and many more too.
Love everything about this card, as usual.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Many happy returns!
I love your blog.
Veronique L

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue
Well, Well four years eh!.
You are such an inspiration to so many, Happy fourth birthday to you, and Happy birthday to Julia, who always makes me laugh when she is on telly.
Love todays card, sometimes less is more.

Carry on crafting.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Michelle said...

Good morning Sue and congratulations on the anniversary of your fantastic blog. It is us who need to be thanking you for all the time, effort and hard work you put into your blog every single day, you are a very special, dedicated lady. I missed your blog for a week or two due to illness but was glad when I got back. As for surnames I think I am the only Elliman so hence the E for my surname.

Today's card is right up my street and I simply love it. I am going to try it today in my new craft room (it will be my first project in my new room, I'm so excited).

Thank you Sue for the inspiration and fantastic tutorials, you are the best and I love your blog.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, all the thanks should go to you...don't know what I would do without you and all your wonderful ideas!! I just love the raspberry colour card!! Today's card is beautiful, as always. WOW, what a prize you are giving away, that would be so amazing to receive!! I'd have to take a week off work LOL!! Your blog is amazing...and you are amazing!! Thank you so much. Love Sam

Sue B said...

Love this card, so simple yet so effective. Love the red card too! xxx Sue B

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Christine Smith said...

Wow 4 years! Thats amazing! Happy Birthday particraft! What an achievement! Thats hundreds and hundreds of cards full of inspiration :D

redfox said...

Morning all. I love the simplicity of this card, it looks so stylish. I don't have the border dies but i'm beginning to think I need them ( we crafters need not want!). Congratulations on 4 years Sue and long may it continue, I don't know what i'd do if I couldn't look forward to seeing your creations everyday! Love Sarah rdf

Lydia said...

congrats on the 4 years !!! super great card today , love that colour xxx

Jacquie said...

Happy Birthday to your blog Sue, a stunning, appropriate card too. I love the curvature boarders they make a card looks so much more fancy, exquisite and expensive! Although I am not a pink person I really like the combination of this pink with the white, really sets it off.
I look forward to seeing what card you have done each morning so here to another 4 years of your blog Sue!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

Congratulations with the four year anniversary. You make every day a bit better for me :)
This is a lovely card. Veruy simple and the perly-swirl really makes the card. I love it.
Oh I would SO like to win those stamps. I would absolutely love to hope for the dies to go with them :)Keeping my fingers crossed.
Love from the Faroe Islands :)

CraftyJo said...

Happy Anniversary!

You are so very generous Sue, with your time, your inspiration and your fabulous give-aways, thanks :)

BTW, I do like the curvy effect on today's card and the pearl swirls are gorgeous.

Andrea said...

Happy Blog-aversary Sue! May there be many more.

Love the card today, the colours are just yummy. I have 2 of the 3 border sets and am always looking for ideas of how to use them.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WOW WHAT A CARD. SO SIMPLE BUT FABULOUS. LHOVE THE WAVE LINE AND BOW. SMASHING COLOUR TOO.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY HAVE TO SAY THE BEST BLOG I KNOW.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE XXX HUG

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogday Sue, adore the colours in today's card xxx

Liz Hardman

Delyth said...

Happy 4th blog Anniversary Sue the card is lovely love the colour, I have been viewing it every morning for over a year now and will continue as your blog is very special and I love the fact that you have spent the time to make the tutorials to share your own skills thanks again, and look forward to more inspirational cards xx Delyth

Aileen said...

Congratulations on 4 years of happy blogging!! With many more to come.
Lovely card, a nice bright colour.
Big hugs Aileen Wong x

Aileen said...

Congratulations on 4 years of happy blogging!! With many more to come.
Lovely card, a nice bright colour.
Big hugs Aileen Wong x

Hellma said...

Very happy 4th Birthday Particraft and thankyou Sue for taking the time to post everyday your cards are such an inspiration. I totally adore todays card.

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