Friday, 12 July 2013

Friends Make Every Day Special

 Good morning all!  I hope you have a nice cuppa and a comfortable chair for today's post as it's a long one!  As usual, first the card rundown.  This is a blush and black combo (I know it looks black and white, but that blush is just so pale it is difficult to pick up!)  I stamped a piece of blush card with one of the heart stamps from the Hearts Entwined set.  I used a black archival ink pad and  randomly stamped it off the edge of the card.  Atop that, I embossed a piece of black card with the Whimsical Flora embossibility folder.  To that I added a Radiant Rectangle die cut using the two outer dies to cut, then adding in the smaller dies to emboss the centre of it.  I stamped the Jewelled Frame from the Stamps To Die For Range from Creative Expressions using a black archival ink pad on blush card.  I cut it out with the Opulent Oval dies making it into a frame.  I added some mounting foam and attached it to the centre of my Radiant Rectangle piece.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with Labels 30 and inked it very lightly with Black Soot while still in the die.  Another of the smaller Opulent Oval dies was used for the black die cut which surrounds the sentiment piece.  I finished it with a double blush mat with an inner pierced layer.  Finished dimensions are 6" x 8 1/2" in size.  Keep scrolling to see pics from my week in Scotland.

 Here is a pic of Charlotte, the manager of The Papeterie where I demoed, Pearl, one of her staff members and her son Darren, along with the Piper that they arranged to play and escort me into the demo classroom.  I only have a few pics taken on my camera of the day, but there are more on The Papeterie blog and Kath Stewarts blog if you would like to see them.
 Here is a pic of part of the crowd while the piper plays a few tunes before the beginning of the demo.  He was amazing!

 The Papeterie set up a video camera to film the demos from the day (I made 20 cards that were then raffled off for their charity).  If you are interested in getting one of the DVD's, please contact Charlotte at The Papeterie in Aberdeen (ph. 01224 802337).  The cost is £6 with the proceeds going to their charity called Archway.
 After the demo, I met a few ladies that are regulars on my blog.  This is "Fluffy Cat" (under my left arm)and "Diane and Chipps" (under my right arm)(at least these are the names that I know them by!  I really enjoyed meeting some of the people that I see around the blog, it is great fun to finally put faces with the names!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Charlotte and her staff put together a great big hamper filled with amazing Scottish sweets and biscuits (she knew that I have a real sweet tooth!)  I am not sure who Aunt Tilly was, but she makes the best fudge I have ever had.  It didn't last the trip!

I really want to thank all of the people that came to the demo and joined in for the raffle as we raised a fair bit of money and put The Papeterie over their goal.  The day was scorching hot and the room had glass windows all the way around it so it really heated up!  Unfortunately with a building that is over a hundred years old, there was no air conditioning, but everyone was so good humoured about it.  Charlotte has asked me back for next year so hopefully we can turn it into a real event with demos and workshops next time!  I loved my visit there and there is still more that I would like to see up that way as well!
 When we left Aberdeen on Sunday morning, we headed north along the coastal route for John O'Groats.  We drove out to the lighthouse and if you take a short walk through the sheep field behind it, you can see the Stacks of Duncansby (behind me).  It really makes you marvel at nature when you see sights like these!

 We kept to the coast all the way around the top of Scotland and came across the Caves Of Smoo.  There is a bit of a steep staircase you need to take, but it is worth it.  This is the outside of the caves.
 Unfortunately the only pic I got inside the caves was a bit blurred, but you can see the waterfall in the background.  That raft is filled with people and they had to duck way down so it could fit through that low arch inside to the rest of the caves.  We were a bit tight on time, so we didn't take the boatride but I was told there are more waterfalls inside.
 This is the view looking away from the caves.  There is another staircase (even longer than the one to get down there) that takes you to the top of the bluff for the view.
 I included this pic to give you all a good laugh.  As we were driving by, I yelled "look, a baby buffalo!"  My other half was laughing so hard at me, I thought he was going to drive off the road.  I was later informed that this is a highland cow, not a baby buffalo!  It does look like a buffalo, though, don't you think? LOL
 A beautiful waterfall we walked down to see called the Falls of Foyer.  More steep steps down to it but it was gorgeous in person, my pic does not do it justice.  My legs however felt like rubber after all the climbing from this and the caves, but since I had eaten my way through most of the goodies in the hamper, I figured I needed the exercise!  Must say, I would exercise more if there were waterfalls at the end of it every time! LOL
 The edge of Loch Lomand.  Absolutely gorgeous, this is just a small view of it as it was quite large.
 Edinburgh Castle.  Was it ever impressive!  We decided to see the city from an open top bus and since it was about 26 Celsius that day, it was glorious!
 One of the buildings in Edinburgh.  Look at that sky, it looks like a painting!

Hadrian's Wall.  This was one of the longest sections of the wall and the countryside was so pretty around there.

And lastly, a stop at The Angel Of The North statue in Gateshead, outside of Newcastle.  I have wanted to see this for ages so we included it in the route we took home on the last day.  There I am next to it, can you see?

I took so many pics of the scenery as it was gorgeous!  I can't understand why everyone always says that the Scottish weather is bad!  We didn't have a drop of rain the entire week and temperatures were above 20 degress C every day! LOL   Yes, I do know, I lucked out, it was so pretty the whole way there and back.  I will fondly remember my week in July in Scotland!
By the way, tomorrow I'll post a sneak peek for my show on Sunday so don't forget to check back!
All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Lovely card but the photos are stunning - cant believe you were at the Angel, its only a few miles away from me - so glad you enjoyed your trip

Unknown said...

Lovely card today, love the black and white. So glad you had a good week, your photos are stunning. Looking forward to Sunday!

Kath Stewart said...

it was lovely to finally meet you Sue and wow what a fabulous day we all had at The Papeterie...haste ye back soon and wow what a wonderful week you had on your tour of Scotland...gorgeous weather and beautiful photos...hugs kath xxx

Sonia Jones said...

Love the card this morning it's stunning. What a great trip you had and such a great welcome to Scotland. The pictures are lovely and I will be ordering a CD. Hugs Sonia x

CraftyAnn said...

A stunning, opulent card, I just love black and white. It's certainly a card I will be looking at again next week as this weekend I'm trying to complete my first batch of 150 Xmas cards, I'll be stamping the inserts in the garden as the weather is so nice. Looking forward to watching you on Sunday.
Take care.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
WOW, a beautiful card, really lovely. Your pics are smashing and so glad you had a good time. As they say in Wales, there is always a welcome in the hillside and it sounds as if you certainly had that in Bonner Scotland. Lol.
love Jan x x

tracy w said...

Hi sue looks like you enjoyed yourself in Scotland can not wait for my DVD from papeterie the card you have done is stunning can not wait till tomorrow thank you Tracy w x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is beautiful, looks like you had a fab trip. Glad that the visit to the Papeterie was so successful. Bx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
what lovely photos and memorys you have of Scotland, also good card today thank you take care Kitty

JAO said...

What a great post , fab card and trip pics, many thanks.

Alison said...

Morning Sue, lovely card once again, pictures are beautiful, weather still holding up here and so glad to have met you

love Alison Dent

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue lets start with the card which is stunning. Your trip looks amazing and you were lucky with the weather when we went to Edinburgh it rained so much I had to get a new waterproof coat. Scotland must look pretty in the sun. Well done for helping them raise so much money. I'll try to record the shows on Sunday as I will be away in Suffolk this weekend. Love Jackie

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card once again and all those fabulous pictures of your trip to Scotland.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Carol said...

Hi Sue, well it looks and sounds as though you had a fabulous time - the pics are amazing, especially the baby buffalo :) too cute.

Can't wait to see you back on the tv again, oh yes love the card by the way so pretty
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous card and great pics. Look forward to Sunday show

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card and great photos of your week in Scotland. I think Scotland in the summer is wonderful.we've been several time in the summer and never had really bad weather. Have a great weekend. Sally x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, and gorgeous piccies, so glad you enjoyed your trip around Scotland and Newcastle upon Tyne. I am so glad your demo day in The Papeterie went well and that you got lots of money for their Charity.
I rang The Papeterie way back when you first announced the Video, do I need to ring them again ???????
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, love the card today and as said before I adore black and white. These picture are lovely and you looked as though you really had a great time.
Have a great weekend. Pity you are not at Doncaster on Saturday.

Love June

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
So pleased you enjoyed your trip 'up north'-and were very lucky with the weather.
Today's gift is a little fussy for me but as usual the colour scheme is a hit blush/black a very sexy colour scheme.
I love the dies you used but as the other day used together do not hit the button.
Will try and catch your show tomorrow but here in Burgundy I only have my laptop and it is difficult at times.
Anyway - I know you will be a big hit as you seem to have been away for ages and ages and we all have Sue Wilson withdrawal systems
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue,
A great post today, lovely card, great photo's. You managed to see alot in your week, beautiful scenery, love the buffalo and I hope Colin bought a kilt, lol.
Looking forward to the video now.
Have a lovely day.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a fabulous card and love the layering and colour combo.
I was so pleased to see all the pics and glad they made you so welcome. It sounds like you had a great time and was very lucky with the weather.
I ordered 2 DVDs earlier this year, do I need to go back to them because I thought she would let us know when they are ready?????
Take Care and I am looking fwd to Sunday Love Michelle S xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the photos Sue and yet again a lovely card.
Be watching you sunday show happy crafting

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - what a great blog entry today - many thanks for that. Will be watching Sunday of course
Clare W

Rachel Taylor said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous photo's . I loved your baby buffalo !! Lol
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Hey, Sue, really like this very ornate card - no blush to be seen but it looks great in black and white anyway.
Glad you had such a successful demo and that you actually took time out to sight-see and enjoy the scenery whilst you were in Scotland. It's beautiful and thanks for all the pics. Back to reality now, is it? Prepping for Snday I guess - look forward to seeing you then.

'P' in Wales

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Pretty card. Words are great.

Love the pictures. Would love to go there myself. X

Eemeli said...

Lovely card and I love all the layers.

Fabulous photos!! They make me wanna go on a trip sooooooo bad. Have fun!


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely combination of dies and stamping.
So glad you enjoyed your trip to Scotland.
Veronique L

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card Sue and superb, stunning pictures of Scotland. Those waterfalls are gorgeous. Look forward to seeing the DVD from papeterie.xx

kimberley said...

Love the card Sue.Glad you had a fabulous time in my beautiful contry.If you think the scenery up north and on the east coast is fantastic[which it is]you aint seen nothin'yet.The west coast and the islands are out of this world.You need to do a tour here.If it's good enough for Sir Alex Ferguson to take ten days out to cruise and for it to be one of the royals favourites-it's certainly good enough for you,take care,x.

Unknown said...

Wow, gorgeous photos Sue, and yes you totally lucked out with e weather! We've been sweltering all week in Northern Ireland. By the way, if you like waterfalls, you really must come to the Glens of Antrim some time and check out Glenariffe :-) love the card too, and can't wait for the DVD :-) maddy x

Hellma said...

Great card Sue, love your pics, congrats on the charity bash.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Today`s card is absolutely stunning I just LOVE how you have done the central frame. Must get these stamps.
So glad the Scottish weather was good for you. Your photos are stunning and shows our wonderful country at its very best.
Need know when you are is sure to be another time of wonderful weather!!!
I certainly hope that "life" does not get in the way of seeing you next time.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Victoria said...

A lovely card again today. I'm sure the blush goes nicely with black. It sounds as if you had a great time north of the border. So glad that you had nice weather, it makes such a difference.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your pictures Scotland is an amazing place. I have visited it many times never had the weather you had but the scenery was just stunning. You must visit Wales sometime it's just as beautiful. I love today's card especially the sentiment.
Hugs x
Heather T

Linda said...

Sue you make me jealous, not only is your card beautiful'but you have been to my favourite part of Scotland, the Highlands. Many period talk of having been to Scotland when they mean they have been to Edinburgh and miss the most wonderful sights in this country by not going to the north. Did you see the castle of May the late Queen Mother's home. Well worth a visit, or views across to the wonderful Orkney islands. Hey must go am starting took sound like the local tourist board.
Linda in County Durham

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card today, I like the idea of blush and black. The pics of your trip are lovely, I am glad the weather was kind to you and you were able to see so much. Love the baby buffalo. Ordered my DVD ages ago so looking forward to it arriving. Have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Dolly Daydream said...

Hi Sue Another stunning card. Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful photos of your trip to Scotland, I went there many years ago and would love to go back sometime, looks as if you had a wonderful time
Hugs Dawn S.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Lovely photos. Its been a while since I was north of the border so may need to rectify that and go with Hubby on his next business trip.
I like that the card looks black and white. Very elegant. x

nattyboots said...

Lovely card ,im pleased you enjoyed Scotland .

Elaine H X

hollyberry said...

I love the card today-it's a shame that the blush never shows properly.
However sorry but the photos and story have it today for me-very lucky with the weather to show off the wonderful scenery that Scotland has.Best bit-you thinking a Highland cow was a buffalo!

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and the photos are stunning, my Dad came from Port Glasgow and I have never been to Scotland but maybe one day I will get up there, when my Dad passed away we had a piper play at his funeral and every time I hear them it gives me great memories of him and seeing your photo made me smile.
Happy crafting
Lover Tina x

Delyth said...

When I saw the card first I thought how fine is that die it must be new but on reading your instructions i could see it was stamping on the card, it gave me an optical illusion it looked as if the black card background had been die cut and embossed. Looking forward to see you on TV again. Delyth x

Katie said...

Beautiful card. Scotland looks beautiful

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card.
Gr Elly

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beauty of a card and the photos are just great. Glad you had such a good time with good weather
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, well done Sue. Scotland and the Scots Marvellous; We'll be up there in a couple of weeks on a Vintage Motorbike Rally; love it we've been attending them for quite a few years now. Rain or Shine...Spectacular!. I'll be ordering a DVD today, thanks Sue. Mabex

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card and no big bow right up my street.
glad it all went well for you and the photos are lovely.
Marion H

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, I really like the layers and the stamp. Thank you for sharing the photos. You must have felt very grand being piped into the demo! Scotland is so beautiful. We went to the west side one Christmas and it was breathtaking. Highland Calf/baby Buffalo,easy mistake to make, lol. (Only two sleeps now!)Take care.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Fabulous card as always super colour combo so very classy.
Looks like you had a good old jolly last week, Scotland is so beautiful a must seen for everyone.
Have a great day and enjoy the sun.
Amanda x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, the floral stamp looks like its made of metal so very sort of antique looking,.so happy you had a lovely time in Scotland , the photos are great, my husband and I went round the north of Scotland on our honeymoon 49years ago and I have wonderful memories of seeing the Smoo caves so maybe we should return there again for our 50th?

cuilliesocks said...

Good Morning Sue, delighted you enjoyed your visit to my beautiful country, great photos too. Your card is gorgeous as usual, beautifully designed with those wonderful dies, have a really lovely day, Kate xx

Mac Mable said...

Good morning Sue
What a great post and catching up on your trip to Scotland. I live in Ayr on the west coast and it's glorious here maybe next time you come to Scotland you can come across this way. (Great golf courses here too x). Wanted to get to Aberdeen to see you but a wee bit far for me this time...maybe next time? So glad you got the weather here in Scotland as it's so beautiful and so much to see and do and the weather certainly helps. Beverley x

nannapat said...

Fab card today Sue and your photos are great. So you stopped off at the Angel - that's my neck of the woods. Glad you had such a fun week, now you can give your legs and knees a bit of a rest. Have a great weekend. Pat x

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue,
Todays' card would make a lovely card for either sex i reckon the fact that it is black and white.
I am so glad you enjoyed my country and our welcome. It is indeed Bonnie Scotland and incredibly beautiful. What you seen is pronounced Hee-lan ky (as in sky)- Highland cows.
Our pipers are the best in the world(but i could be a tad bias) and in full dress they are a sight worth seeing and hearing alone.
Look forward as always to tomorrows inspiration,
Love and crafty hugs

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue,
Great blog today, love your card. Looks like you had a great time in Scotland. Only been there once a few years ago at Easter, the weather was great for us as well, warm sunshine everyday.
Looking forward to Sunday.

Unknown said...

So glad you enjoyed your trip to Scotland. I am on the other side of the country, but we are still having great weather. We just like to keep the open spaces to ourselves, so don't tell everyone about it.
Looking forward to Tool shed
Janice W

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, you really picked a good week to spend in Scotland if you get the right weather you wont find anywhere better

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card, Sue, I really will have to break down sometime and get a few more Justright stamps. As for your trip, I am dead envious. I only managed a day trip to Edinburgh, and we took the open topped bus ride too, but I never got further into Scotland, so all your pics had whet my whistle.

cats said...

Morning!Beautiful card.I rather like it looking black & white.Looked like a great time in the photos thank you for sharing.See you Sunday ! :)) .... Christine xx

Maggie said...

I'm so jealous. Looks like Scotland did you proud. We too love Edinburgh and have spent many a weekend there. You must have been exhausted after all that card making, walking, climbing and eating! Good to have you back though. xx

Cardgenie said...

Sue, todays card is fab, as always. So happy that you enjoyed your Scottish adventure, you were so very lucky with the weather. Cant wait for Sunday. Jean

dianeandchipps said...

Morning Sue, love todays card as always. I had a fantastic time watching your demonstrations in Aberdeen (20 in one day - you are amazing).
I must remember not to laugh to much in photos, it gives me a double-double chin, lol.
So glad you enjoyed your trip around Scotland, the countryside is so beautiful and the weather was very kind to you.
I hope you come north of the border soon.
Diane xx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Lovely views

Joanne2403 said...

Wow what a stunning card, I was taken by it immediately, the combo of dies, embossing folders and embellishments just go together perfectly and black and white always looks so classy, love everything about it!!
The photo's look amazing and it sure looks like you had a fantastic time up there in Bonny Scotland!!
TFS everything Sue xx

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marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Glad you loved Scotland it is beautiful and rugged..but no rain?
you were lucky......
Like the card today.
Waiting patiently for Sunday too!
love Marg

Unknown said...

Lovely card. Glad you had a good time in Scotland. The photos are stunning such lovely scenery.
Hugs Sue x

EmmaT said...

Gorgeous card, and beautiful photos of Scotland, glad you enjoy yourself up there. Emma

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Today's card is a little bit fussy for me but I still appreciate it. It might just be the colours. Pleased that you enjoyed your trip around Scotland and the North East. We had a holiday in Scotland for 3 weeks about 15 years ago and it rained for 2 and a half weeks and on the other 4 days we were bitten to death by midges!!! The scenery was beautiful though. Been to Edinburgh many times and love it. Then you had Hadrian's Wall - gorgeous and of course the Angel not many miles from me in Durham. Looking forward to Sunday.

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, stunning card and great photos. Scotland really does look so beautiful, it is one place I would love to visit when we can. Will watch out for the sneaky peek tomorrow,
have a great day
hugs Lynn

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the photos are beautiful so glad you enjoyed yourself love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for sharing your photos with us all. Seeing them reminded me of how much I love Scotland, rain or shine. Today's card is also rather spectacular although it appears black & white on my screen - I imagine it looks even better in that lovely blush colour. Looking forward to tomorrow. Take care.
Beverley W

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card black and white always makes a statement glad you enjoyed your trip to our lovely country. The weather was exceptional, I bet you have seen some of Scotland that even people living here have not seen. hope you come back soon, take care, Jess xx

Carol H said...

Lovely card, black and white go so well together. What a great trip.

Tina said...

Hi Sue

Love the card today, it does look black and white but can imagine how pretty it looks in blush and black. The stamp looks great.

I love your pics of Scotland. There is something restful about sitting by waterfalls, or perhaps it's because you need a rest after all that climbing, and that baby buffalo is so cute. It sounds like you have,and will have raised lots of money with your demo's and the DVD. I will be ordering my copy today. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card today and such wonderful photos of your visit to Scotland. I'm so pleased the demo did well for the charity. I've been up to Scotland about 3 times now and I love it and it's just as beautiful when its snowing up there as it was on one of our visits. Thanks for sharing your photos with the mini you with the Angel of the North! Lol!
Looking forward to seeing you back on our screens.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another winner today, I love the blush and black colours. Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip, the photos are wonderful.
Can't wait to see the DVD. I'm looking forward to the shows on Sunday, but my credit card isn't!
Love, Judy M

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

I just love this card and the combination of dies and stamps is terrific. So pleased your trip to Scotland went well and I really enjoyed looking at your photos.
Have a great day
Margaret A

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, so glad you had such a great time in Scotland (being Scottish), I live about 20 miles outside Edinburgh, you were very lucky with the weather it has been gorgeous this week. Its a real shame we don't really appreciate the beauty on our own door steps, you have inspired me....

Lovely Card today. Have a lovely weekend Elaine x

Jackie Calvert said...

Lovely, lovely card Sue. It's really pretty. So glad you liked Scotland, it's one of my favourite places, Your baby buffalo reminds me of a baby deer I was delighted to see.... it was a dog!
Love from Jackie C XXX

Beryl said...

What a beautiful card Sue. Scotland looks amazing and pleased it didn't rain!

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, an absolutely beautiful
card I bet it looks even better inreal
life with the blush colour.
Love your pictures of our beautiful
country and you had the best weather
we have had in a long time someone
up there really loves you.
Nancyd xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

A stunning card today and even more stunning pictures. Glad you had a lovely time in Scotland. The scenery does look fantastic. Must look on the tele guide and see when your on to record it as usual. I've never been to Scotland but we would have to break the journey up from down south and give it a go.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Todays card is stunning. I really enjoy looking at your blog not just for the inspiration and creative tips you give us but also for sharing everything you get up to. It certainly cheers me up when having a bad day.
Thanks Sue
Alison B. x

Anonymous said...

great card and lovely pictures, looks like you had a great time, not to mention the fudge!!

mol x

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous card, very elegant. Thanks for sharing your Scotland photos, the baby buffalo made me laugh.

Clare x

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue lovely card today even if it does look black and white! Glad you enjoyed your trip round Scotland I haven't been for years but regularly went back to my hometown when I was young,I have to say you were very fortunate with the weather,I almost didn't recognise Edinburgh castle with the blue skies behind it! Lol look forward to your sneak peek tomorrow love Lesley x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous card with lots to take in, its all just so lovely.

Your photos are lovely, how lucky were you to have such fantastic weather! Scotland is beautiful what ever the weather or season, we have enjoyed many trips to the highlands they never fail to please.

Have a good day, Love Brenda Lel xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love your photos. I have never been to Scotland even thought hubby has promised one day we will go. He spent many a holiday up there with relations before we met. We do have beautiful mountains,valleys, lakes etc here in Wales although on a smaller scale.

loftylass said...

Love the card Sue - looks like you had a great day/week. Thanks for all the lovely photos - I'm pleased you got to see some of our lovely Northern countryside too (I live not far from the Angel of the North - huge isn't it?) Looking forward to your show on Sunday.
Heather W

SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue

Love the card - I have an anniversary one to make and this is an ideal template!

Really pleased that you had such a great time in my home country (and that the weather was especially kind to you).

The photograph of the large building (with the bridge in front) is of The Balmoral Hotel. We have two five star hotels at either end of Princes Street and that is one of them!

Take care


Unknown said...

This is something I've never even thought of trying and will probably give it ago at some point. I'm more of a bow fan, but sometimes its good to try something different. Thanks for the inspiration
Glad you had a fab time in Scotland. I love the Highlands, the scenery is so beautiful.
Jo x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I have been away for the past week enjoying this wonderful late summer so have been catching up with all your cards. They are all fantastic! Enjoyed looking at your photographs and had a laugh at the 'highland buffalo!. What great memories you have brought back with you. Thank you for the telephone number - I shall be ordering today. So looking forward to seeing your sneak peek tomorrow and your show on Sunday. YvonneMayxx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Another beautiful card really stunning!
So pleased you enjoyed your trip up North and to Scotland even more pleased to know you are going to do it again next year, then we can have more glorious weather that you brought for us all up here.
Margaret corgi owner

CraftyJo said...

Love the card Sue and love the photos of your Scottish trip. You were so lucky to have decent weather for it - not usual at all :)

salem said...

love these dies and stamps fab card never been to scotland would love to , we always think of scotland with bad weather blame the tv

Vie Carter said...

Todays card is lovely, love these stamps that compliment the dies

Scotland is just amazing, we had a weeks coach tour of the locks and glens and it was just beautiful, we too had lovely weather

I bet your back for a rest now, what a wonderful tour you had and your charity demos


Unknown said...

Hi Sue, what a great day to get my computer back up and running, so I can say firstly what a great card and also that I love the "baby buffalo". Lovely photos of your trip to Scotland. Looking forward to Sunday. Lol Lynne M x x x x

Unknown said...

Your photos are stunning Sue and I loved the pic about the 'baby buffalo', I must admit I did have a little giggle about that. Scotland is a truly wonderful place especially for scenery etc, normally it is raining you were very fortunate .to come to Scotland when you did as it was the time for the sun to come out. If I know early enough next year, I will make the visit to The Papeterie for your visit. OOOh sorry, I absolutely love your card today, it really is beautiful. Hugs, Jen :-) xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Howdy said...

Glad you had a lovely time up here. At least on the east side you won't have met the dreaded midges. Sadly, I live on the west and I would trade the midges for rain any day.
Love the card.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
First the card Absolutely Stunning and very Inspirational .
All of us had such a wonderful day with you on Saturday even though it was like sitting in a oven it was well worth every minute.
Looks like you all had a wonderful trip to Scotland. This weather we are having is not like Scottish weather you were lucky Sue. Had a little giggle with the Highland Cow they do look like Buffalo though.There is so many wonderful and secret places in Scotland which you found some of them. My fav place is Loch Garry and Skye my heart is in the Highlands where i was born and always will be
Look forward to seeing a sneak peak for your show On Sunday
Have a lovely Day Sue
Take care
Hazel G x

Hazel said...

Sue, so glad you had a marvellous time up here in Scotland. I was so disappointed that Patricia and I couldn't make it to Aberdeen. I will make sure we don't have family over from Canada when you are next here.

Love your card today.


Jill Liddle said...

Absolutely gorgeous card today Sue. Love the mono colours.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card. So intricate! And lovely colour combo, you've done it again, it's a winner!!
Wow you were sure busy, doing twenty cards in a day!! I congratulate myself if I finish two!
Thank you for all the lovely pics - and I think you've enjoyed yourself. Seems to be well worth a visit.
Have to fly, some more old friends to see.....
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, so glad you enjoyed my homeland - paradise when the weather is kind! Loved your 'baby buffalo' comment - made me smile, ( actually I laughed out loud, sorry!). Well done on the charity money raised - I'm looking forward to the DVD.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue
I love the card - it looks so elegant. I'm glad you highlight the items you used so we can get the things together and then follow your instructions.
....are you ever going to be allowed to forget your baby Buffalo??? What's to bet he gets a mention on your programme. He was so cute.
Your trip to Scotland was obviously a great success and I'm glad you got to tour around a see the wonderful places.

If you like caves and waterfalls you should really visit Ingleton in the 'Yorkshire Dales' we have show caves and a waterfall walk - over 4 miles of waterfalls and wonderful scenery. Yorkshire is known as 'God's own County' and I am so happy to live here.

Will be watching out for you at the weekend and recording too.

Margaret O

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
First, before I forget, a lovely card.
However, you have been through the top end of Scotland, and your photographs make me long to be there. We have had several holidays in Scotland and have taken the dotted lines on the map(rough terrain, little roads), but have not made it to John O'Groats yet. We did manage to get married on Loch Lomond 3yrs ago next Sunday after 30yrs together lols. I so envy those fortunate enough to live in that glorious country. That's it.....we will start planning our next visit....John O'Groats here we come.
Sonia x

nikkib said...

What a gorgeous card and a lovely post with some lovely memories fro your time in Scotland... sounds as if you had a wonderful time..... x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Stunning card, love the detail and the colours are fab. You had fabulous weather for your Scottish adventure and what wonderful memories to treasure. The waterfall looks so calming and the baby buffalo so sweet, giggled a little at your comment.
Looking forward to Sunday.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Sandybee said...

Looks as if you had an amazing time Sue, lovely scenery.
A great card today

xx Sandra

Unknown said...

Lovely card and photos.Looks like you had a good time and you were very lucky with the weather.
Helen Bx

TOB said...

fab card and great pictures, looked like you were a star at the demo. Glad you had a great time. I agree it does look like a buffalo!!! Hugs xxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card - looking forward to sneak preview tomorrow.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Chris Curry said...

Love this card Sue. Haven't been to Scotland for years. I have some friends in Edinburgh and now plan to go back as soon as possible

hazel young said...

Beautiful card and pictures glad you had a great time, ive been to Edinburgh and surrounding areas and that was gorgeous. Glad you made looks of funds for the cause xx hazel

Carole said...

Gorgeous card Sue.
Fancy wanting to see The Angel of the North, something we all take for granted up here in the North East. It's a fab site as you drive past on the A1. I don't think anyone can grasp how big it is till they stand next to it. Glad you had a great trip. Scotland is so beautiful.

Carole said...

Oops forgot to say I think the baby buffalo is a Baby Highland calf. They are so cute aren't they. xx

Carole said...

Gorgeous card Sue.
Fancy wanting to see The Angel of the North, something we all take for granted up here in the North East. It's a fab site as you drive past on the A1. I don't think anyone can grasp how big it is till they stand next to it. Glad you had a great trip. Scotland is so beautiful.

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today and your photo's of Scotland are lovely also the weather was gorgeous.
Yes I think it looks like a Buffalo

Unknown said...

Fantastic photos Sue, we have two heards of Highland Cattle near us, so you will have to find them when you come up to see the memorial to your Dad! My daughter (who is 21) always calls them highland cattle cows!! Think your next tour and demos should really be in Shropshire, so much to see around here!! hint hint!!!!! oh yes and lovely card today, looking forward to Sundays show, will have to record it though as we have family coming :-( xxx

Unknown said...

hi Sue, What a super road trip you have had alongside your day doing what we all love best, the Sue Wilson take on things!! So glad the demo day was such a success and the weather so kind for the whole trip. Have a good weekend, will record the show as I'm off to Doncaster for the weekend. Love from Jackie D

Unknown said...

Hi Sue stunning card the colours look fantastic.I am so glad you had an enjoyable time.The photos are fantastic.

hotpotato said...

love your photos, the scenery looks glorious.

Suebak said...

Tasteful card indeed. Thanks for sharing your pics from your visit to Scotland. We have relatives in Scotland, the last time we visited Edinburgh was during the Festival a couple of years ago. We have never been lucky enough to get a gloriously sunny day hence I am quite envious of your photo of the castle and in particular the sky line.

Susan x

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Stunning card Sue and even stunning pictures. Scotland is so pretty.Glad you had a perfect week, your 'Buffalo' picture made me laugh lol! easy mistake to make since it did look like a baby Buffalo!

Looking forward to your shows on Sunday.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. Wow a really stunning card today with a real antique look. Thanks for sharing your photos. Xx

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. Wow a really stunning card today with a real antique look. Thanks for sharing your photos. Xx

TDQ Karen said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time, love the pics and love the card xx

Kate's Cards said...

Brilliant! What lovely photos.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us (not so sure about mine, though:-)).
So glad you had a really lovely time here. Mrs Tilly's fudge is to die for and is the brainchild of a lady called Elizabeth who set up the family run business in Tillicoultry. It is certainly available in the Scottish stores where 'every little helps' and lots of other outlets. Let me know if you would like me to send you some more.
Baby buffalo hee hee hee.
Looking forward to Sunday and the sneak peek tomorrow.

Pauline A said...

What a super time you had touring Scotland after your time at the Papaterie. Thaks for sharing your pictures. Twenty cards, that's amazing as I've just managed one birthday card for my sister who lives in Edinburgh. I took my time mind you as the cricket has taken over the TV in our house. Personally, I would rather follow a tortoise going down our road at speed!! Bu let's not forget to mention this lovely card in black and blush. Super. Looking forward to your shows tomorrow. Hugs Pauline A x

Pauline A said...

What a super time you had touring Scotland after your time at the Papaterie. Thaks for sharing your pictures. Twenty cards, that's amazing as I've just managed one birthday card for my sister who lives in Edinburgh. I took my time mind you as the cricket has taken over the TV in our house. Personally, I would rather follow a tortoise going down our road at speed!! Bu let's not forget to mention this lovely card in black and blush. Super. Looking forward to your shows tomorrow. Hugs Pauline A x

Jane said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time
Sure lovely card.

Jane xx

Laura O said...

beautiful card and fab pictures too ,Laura O

Gail said...

Hi Sue
Love the card, blush is one I Use a lot. Thanks for sharing your photos
GailC x

foxyg said...

A beautiful card, and fabulous photos of Scotland.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, just back from my hols in Devon - glorious weather as it was in Scotland. Today's card is so lovely in the blush and black and I love the stamps - must get these soon.
God bless

sued99 said...

Today's card is so pretty. Love it!

Carole Z said...

The card is beautiful, Sue- thanks for sharing your photos, it looks like you had a wonderful trip! Carole Zxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I am most jealous of your trip to Scotland, it is a long time since I was there. Everywhere is so beautiful, even when it does rain!! So pleased you enjoyed yourself. I love today's card, and will be ordering CD. Edwina

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful photos of a gorgeous part of the country.
Today's card is stunning
Karen xx

Joanne K said...

Evening Sue, stunning card and fabulous pictures. It sounds like you have had great time. Looking forward to our sneak peak tomorrow. Kind regards Joanne K x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Great card and super photos, sounds like you had a great trip
Best wishes, Pat

lorraine (classylady) said...

Good evening Sue from a still sunny Scotland. Absolutely love todays card and actually bought one of the Stamps to Die for stamps today, Floral Lace for Elegant Labels 4. They are all gorgeous.

Sue the pics are great, you fairly saw some of the country, glad the weather was kind to you as there is nowhere more beautiful.

Looking forward to Sunday

xxx said...

Love the black and white card,and next time you come to Scotland Sue, come and see me in Inverness! We still have the fabulous weather even though you have gone home. Glad you enjoyed your trip up here!!


Erika said...

Glad you had a super time in Scotland Sue. Gutted I missed the demo as I was working. Saw your cards today at Aberdeen. Stunning as always. Hope to catch you next time.
Hugs Erika.

jean.phillips1 said...

Good evening Sue, this is the first chance I have had to look at my computer today as I have my family here. Love today's card and also love all our photos of your trip to my birthplace! Nice to see so many familiar places! Love Jean xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Good evening Sue, this is the first chance I have had to look at my computer today as I have my family here. Love today's card and also love all our photos of your trip to my birthplace! Nice to see so many familiar places! Love Jean xxx

carol edwards said...

HI Sue beautiful card and the pictures are stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your tour it is all really interesting x

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Your card today is lovely wish I had a little of your inspiration
Love your pics and it looks like you had a fantastic time good job you mentioned that you were standing under the angel or I would have missed ya lol
Scotland is a beautiful place and it is close to my heart as I was born there and my heart willmalways belong to it .
Thank you for sharing it with us
And you Take Care
Theresa. X x
Ps loved the buffalo pic. Lol HAHA

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, firstly what lovely photos of your trip to Scotland and well done you for helping to raise a lot of money for a worthy cause! Love today's card black and blush are lovely and I love all the layers you have used , great!!
Love the baby buffalo too!!
Jean D

Barbara said...

Glad you enjoyed the scottish hospitality and the wonderful weather we are having. It lets you see the countryside at its best! Your pictures are amazing but no picture of the other half?
Will definitely order one of your CDs.

Unknown said...

A beautiful card Sue. It looks like you had a great week in Scotland, and loved the baby buffalo photo.

Janice K said...

A great card with lovely intricate details. Your photos look amazing Sue, I've never got as far north as Scotland but it certainly looks beautiful,......maybe one day. x

Anonymous said...

Love your card today - lots of inspiration. Glad your trip to Scotland proved to be so successful. The photos are brilliant, the scenery is fabulous and yes I think the highland calf does look like a baby buffalo.
Caroline MacH

nzillingworth said...


Unknown said...

Hello Sue

Gorgeous card as usual.

glad you enjoyed your week in Scotland. Your photos are fab - thank you for sharing them with us.

I can't believe you came all the way up north to John O'Groats - I live only 16 miles from there! Scotland is truly beautiful - if only we could be guaranteed gorgeous summer weather then there would be no need to holiday abroad.

Must get in contact to order a DVD.



Joan D said...

Love this card and what an unusual sentiment! So pleased you spent a little time in Scotland, as I think it has some of the most stunning scenery.One of my favourite places to visit. Take care xxxxx

Wiccababe said...

lovely to see you again Sue, glad glad that you and Colin had such a great time with us at The Papeterie and all around Scotland - looking forward to having you back :)

Loraine said...

Your lovely pictures of Scotland remind me so much of all the fabulous holidays we have had in Scotland. My husband is scottish born and bred, but we live in Liverpool now, so whenever he can get back to his homeland it is such a thrill for him, and I have grown to love it as much as him. We have always touched lucky with the weather too!!
Love all your cards and am looking forward to seeing you on Sunday on C & C.
Loraine xx

Marianna Hammer said...

One of your best cards ever. And the pictures from Scotland are beautiful.

Unknown said...

Wow Sue looks like you've had a great time in Scotland. Only wish I'd know you were coming up to John O'Groats as I'd have popped round to meet you and extend a warm Caithness welcome to you and you lovely man.

Would have been awesome to meet with you.

Hurry back to Scotland, we love you xxx

Unknown said...

Stunning card, Sue, as are all your cards. I love the blush and black together, very classy. I'm so happy you enjoyed your trip to Bonnie Scotland. I had to laugh at you mistaking a 'heilan coo' for a buffalo! I hope the next time you come to Scotland you make it to the west coast. The Isles of Mull and Skye are particular favourites of mine, the scenery is spectacular. I'm glad the weather was kind to you this week, the sunshine has been glorious! Living in Glasgow, I really hope you can do a wee demo here sometime too :)

Shelley Precious said...

Your card as usual is gorgeous, and thank you also for sharing your photos, they are stunning. X