Friday, 27 December 2013

Bless Your Heart

 Hello bloggers!  I hope everyone is well rested and relaxed after a few days of holiday cheer!  I know that I am!  Today's card is a quick little number that uses the Vintage Alphabet Soup Background by Justrite Stamps.  I stamped it on black card with a clear Perfect Medium pad, then heat embossed it with black detail powder.  I cut an Elegant Labels Four frame out of periwinkle card and glued it to the stamped background.  I stamped the sentiment from the What Defines Us stamp set and cut it out with an oval die.  I used a blue felt tipped pen and dotted all around it to add some detail.  I matted it with Vintage Labels Five in periwinkle.  I added some detail to the focal element with the Vintage Bracket and Label die cut in coconut white card.  Using some of the blue felt from the Blossom felt pack, I made two small rolled flowers with flatback pearl centres.  I used the leaves from the Bitty Blossom die set as accents.  I matted the piece with a thin white mat then a black mat before adding the double white pierced mat. Flatback pearls in the corners and focal element were added as finishing touches.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.


Pam said...

Another lovely card Sue and you have given us so much pleasure with this blog so Bless Your Heart from me.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a delightful card this
morning, hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.
Nancyd xx

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
So nice to be looking at yet another beautiful card, what with the foul weather outside.
It's really lovely and a case of "less is more".
Thank you for sharing.
LOVE the little felt flowers.
Hugs, Rose

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, Back to work for most of us I guess today. But we carry on bleary eyed cheered by your gorgeous offerings so early in the morning, Thanks for 2013 can't wait to see what you bring us next year.
hugs n stuff
Carol B

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue, another little beauty today, I love the contrast of the two colours particularly as well as the little felt flowers, have a good day. Edwina

Unknown said...

Morning Sue,
Wow yet another Beautiful Card I love the Black and Periwinkle, I really love how you have clear embossed the background the Alphabet really stands out, it's a Beautiful Creation and I just Love it as I do every thing you do!
I can only reiterate what Pam said You Have Given Us So a Much Pleasure With Your Blog and the help, Guidance, Techniques and Tips a huge Thank You Sue.
Love and hugs from Sam x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you for yet another beautiful card Ilove your little flowers. THANK YOU once again for all your inspiration. Take care Kitty

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Yes some of us, unfortunately, are back to work today....
Hope everyone had a lovely relaxing Christmas with family.
Love the simplicity of this card but yet so stunning with black and periwinkle. Love the felt flowers too.
Again I reiterate what has been said above - Thank you so much for all your hard work and bringing the blog and videos to us, I'm sure we have improved with your tuition.
Sheila x

Anonymous said...

Glad you feel relaxed, Sue, but guess not a day goes by when you're not thinking about the next card!
This is lovely and perfect as inspiration to use the dies and stamps we do have. Thank you so much.

'P' in Wales

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good Morning Sue, Wow, Bless your Heart!! Simply gorgeous!! I love the Label Die it's so pretty, not in my collection yet!! But definitely on the wish list...
Thank your inspiration.
Hope everyone on the blog has a good day whatever they are up to, sales, work or travelling.
Totally relaxed and ready to face the day, off to the gym this morning. Cameeli xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love the colours thank you for a great year lets hope 2014 will be great to thank you Tracy w x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue Another beautiful card i love it. I lveche black with just a touch of blue. Hope youve had a great christmas ansxall ready for the new year. Take care sue xx

Debs A

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
You give us such a surprise each morning with your different cards.
This one is beautiful, and I always love your felt flowers
Carol x

Jan.moogie said...

A Sue Wilson special today and what a lovely little number, those flowers are a treat. Please continuing doing what it is you do so well and thank you from the bottom of my heart.xx

kimberley said...

Pretty card Sue-it is a little dark but don't know if that is just the photos.My lot are all away now so this is my relaxing time for myself so maybe I will try out a few cards,take care,x.

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, great colour palette and love the background

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
For just a moment I thought I'd logged on to the wrong blog site!!
No ribbon - no bows - no stick pins and no dazzlers.
But then of course I realised that today's gift is just what I needed for my 'less is more' and 'simple and quick' boxes and of course it's Sue Wilson.
I just love the background stamp - it's one I've never seen before but isn't it just beautiful. Would be so useful on a child's card.
Will be trying to get some crafting done today as I've some bday cards that need attention quickly - so it's back to normal YEH YEH.
Janet x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
A truly beautiful card again today thanks so much for sharing. I hope everyone is safe and well, the weather here is atrocious so I think it's a day for crafting.
Hugs x
Heather T

Fieldsend said...

MorningSue, such a beautiful and delightful card and love the colours. Glad you have a good few days rest. Have a great day.

Love June

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. You have so many wonderful ideas. We are heading home today having seen many family members. Enjoy today. Love Jackie

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the style and colours what a great way to use the alphabet stamp, must buy some felt to give the flowers ago.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Unknown said...

A lovely offering today. Love the colour contrast.
Hugs Sue x

karenlotty said...

Pretty card Never seen the background stamp and although it's very ornate & mature looking I don't think I'd use it as a background for an adult ... But is it too adult looking to use on a child's card? I'm in a bit of a conundrum with this. Each individual element is stunning though

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful "less is more" card. It is simply gorgeous. The periwinkle blue against the black and lovely rolled felt flowers! Wonderful. We all keep saying it Sue but Thank you for all that you do for us. Take care.

Aspiring crafter said...

Love the black and blue- lovely card Sue
Have a great day .

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Another simple but effective card Sue and would suit anyone I think.
Yes, back to work in this hideous weather but what can you do.
Ang x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Bless your heart Sue, you give us such beautiful cards every day,it has enriched my craft no end. I can always look back when I'm stuck for an idea and find inspiration from you.
Love the blue with the black today and the flowers are so pretty.

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, I hope you are well and have had a good Christmas. Apologies for being missing for a few days but I have not been well. Thanks for all the lovely cards that you have put up over the last few days. So much inspiration. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - Elegant Labels 4 - one of my faves of all time - love the black embossed background also. Might do some crafting later today - have got withdrawl symptoms having not done any for several days now.
Clare W

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another beautiful card today, love the background and love the colours and adore the felt flowers and leaves.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue. How lovely. Xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card, the blue and black is a great colour combo. Thank you for the inspiration. Bx

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue. I would make this one for the men in my life. the colours are lovely

Hugs Michelle xxxxx

hollyberry said...

Love the card especially the flowers-thank you.

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - I agree with all the other comments - you have certainly taken my card making to another level! Thank you so much for all your inspiration - you are one remarkable lady!

Unknown said...

Mornin sue. Love the card and colours on this one too! I missed the blog yesterday due to sleeping all day and being sick most of Christmas Day. I'm guessing the nightshift caught up with me. Every time I do it I end up with a bloomin virus anyways at least I have ur cards to look at an cheer me up!!!
Love Tracy from killie x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, I love the background stamp, think I will have to put it on my list. This card is quite simple but so effective. I don't know how you keep coming up with them. Still got power but a lot of local roads are closed because of flooding or fallen trees.

Love Rosemarie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty

gwen70 said...

Yet again you spoil us, so beautiful this mornings card

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card and I love the periwinkle colour on the dark background. Bought some of this card just before Christmas and I can't wait to try it.

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all the followers of Sue, lovely card today and I agree with all the above. Sally x

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
I would need to do this in a lighter colour scheme Sue, sorry but you know me by now,just not a dark person. Sorry everyone.
It is strange to see a "plain" card from your talented hands.
Well from a misty, dreich Glenochil see you tomorrow everyone,
Love and crafty hugs

Sandy G said...

Good morning Sue
What a lovely card! I love this colour combo and felt flowers are my favourite. Thanks for sharing.

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous xx Jan

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely combination of colours, would not have thought of these together. The background is great and no doubt useful for lots of things. Wishing all well especially in these high winds and flooding take extra care. X

Sandybee said...

A perfect card Sue, really pretty

Xx Sandra

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another great card, great for cards in a hurry, as there seems to be always one! Might have to get back to crafting today as I think I am getting withdrawal symptoms, take care everyone, Jess xx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Well there was so much to watch on TV yesterday , I watched the recorded Tool Shed with you, and Kim. The Pink card she did used this stamp, and it was beautiful, now today you have used it in a different way!
I think this will be another one for the list!
Love the simplicity of it Sue!
Hope your feeling better Joanne not nice being ill for Christmas.
Love Marg

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Have just had my day cancelled, due to hubby being unwell and the bad weather friends can't get here. So I might just get to craft this afternoon.
Like today's card very much, had some felt in my Christmas presses so think I will give it a go!
Gail C x

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
'Bless your hearts' for making this blog such a delight to visit each day!!!!!!
This is a beautiful card and looking at it I can see how it would work in so many other colour combinations and occasions.
Thank you Sue for all your wonderful ideas and inspiration where would we be with out you.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue lovely card I like the background stamp thank you for the ideas
Denise Hancock X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Although the card is a little dark for my personal tastes, I do like the individual elements and could see me doing something similar but in lighter colours. As others have said, thank you for your time, enthusiasm and your inspiration. Alison xx

Sonia Jones said...

Nice card today and I just love the little felt flowers. Hugs Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card but not so sure about the colours in this one. Still in love with yesterday's card!! Best wishes

Unknown said...

Love the elements but the colour doesn't show to well on my tablet.

Erica said...

Lovely card and lovely sentiment too.
Erica x

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue X

hotpotato said...

might be quick but still a lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Apologies for not blogging yesterday, I just loss track of time but do love both cards! I am glad for the close up pics of today's card to appreciate the alphabet stamp.

I hope you had a lovely Christmas, I had plenty crafty goodies for Christmas so hoping to play today.

Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Lacelady said...

Bless your heart to you too, Sue - Blue is my fav. colour, so I always like those and this one is no exception.

Unknown said...

Lovely Card! I just adore the felt flowers.

nannapat said...

Beautiful card, love the background. Really versatile too, with a change of sentiment it could be used for any occasion. Pat x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
As always a lovely card to start the day, love the embossed background and the felt lowers. Thank you for posting a card everyday, what would we do without you!
Best wishes, Pat

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Love your card ,yet another stunner along with the lovely felt flowers .
Take Care
Elaine H X

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a beautiful card here again today Sue. I love the black and cream combination, it looks soooo elegant.
Hope you´ll enjoy the rest of the Holiday in relax mode too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card especially the frame . By the way does anyone fancy a mince pie - hubby did the shopping and we have SIX BOXES left along with two bags of Brussel sprouts! Oh well . Keep up the fab work Sue, can't wait for 2014s offerings.
Beverley W

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Glad that you're well rested. Another stunning card. I actually think I have this die that you have used. Hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue.
Love the background and the periwinkle blue is so cheery.
Love Val x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card made by a lovely lady, thanks for all you show us love Jean Z xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card less is more on this one hee hee.
Alison B. x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another really lovely card today !! I love the periwinkle blue and you have used the Elegant labels four frame- It was at the top of my wish list and hubby bought it for me for Christmas so I am well pleased !! I am afraid I do not really like the alphabet soup background stamp though so I would use another instead like maybe the justrite rose background stamp. ( It has become a favourite of mine.) I love your beautiful little felt flowers and your sentiment. I do not have any of the new vintage shapes so would probably stick with my old faithful justrite vintage labels four shape. ( Which I love !! )
I hope everyone had a good Christmas considering the bad weather and all the problems it caused.
Sue you are wonderful !! You are definately my crafting super hero !! I have to see your blog every day now and hate to miss out on even one day !! Have a fantastic 2014 to Sue and all the Willsonettes.
Lots of crafty hugs Tres x x x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Another beautiful card using one of my favourite dies, love it.
Margaret corgi owner

TOB said...

A lovely card again as usual. I love those felt flowers, and the dies are great.have a good day. hugs x

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card. One for the fellas I think, with a different sentiment.

Marianna Hammer said...

A nice card today. Love the flowers :)

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, A very pretty card today (as always!). Love the colour choice. Hugs,Carol S.xx

Beryl said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Really like the background.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, another fantastic card. lol lynne m x x x x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. I love the dies used and the colours.

nzillingworth said...


Really like the dotty effect around the sentiment Sue - Thanks, Susan

Unknown said...

Yet again another lovely card Sue, and can be used for any occasion. As Pam says you have given us so much pleasure with your daily blog and so much inspiration too, roll on another year of your fantastic creations xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a simple but elegant card, very nice.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Victoria said...

Any card with the Bitty Blossoms is a winner! Love the periwinkle blue too, it's a lovely shade of blue.

Rosietoes said...

Fabulous card with beautifully understated details. x

Janice K said...

The periwinkle and black colour combo make a striking card, love the alphabet background. x

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I love today's card! My favourite colour blue and felt flowers too! I have the card and felt and the colours are beautiful. Not had time to experiment yet.
Today is clearing up day! Might make you smile - this morning started with loud noise coming from sitting room. Husband found granddaughter's Blackberry down side of a sofa ! Couldn't make it stop so took battery out! Apparently she'd been in all the bags looking for it! Kids eh!

Beverley W ,thanks for kind offer but will have to turn down offer of mince pies - maybe we could start a mince pie mountain!

Thanks to all who make me smile each day, especially Sue - where would be be without you.

Love Myra

CraftyJo said...

Fab background - I love anything 'alphabet' :)

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Bless Your Heart too, you give us Wilsonettes so much and I agree with Myra, where would we be without you.
This is such a pretty card, love the colour combo and the felt flowers are gorgeous. Decorative Labels Four is my go to die.
Have not seen the background stamp before, might have to invest in it, as your embossing is stunning.
Thank you again Sue for all your inspiration.
Stay safe and warm everyone.
Hugs June xxxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, I do love your cards when I have most of the equipment to try to make it, cos I put them in their file Sue's To Try.
This one is in the sub title Easy'ish.
So Sue Wilson I send the sentiment strait back to you. Bless Your Heart for all your hard work.
X Ros

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the rolled flowers!

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Hope you had a lovely Christmas
I have missed your daily cards have not been online over the last few weeks.
Today's card is as always stunning
Take care
Hazel G x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card.Love that background stamp and the felt flowers are lovely.
Helen Bx

Tina said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, the background is so different and the flowers are so pretty.

Beverley W. I also thank you for the offer of mince pies, but I too have a hubby that thought I was inviting the whole village for Christmas so bought boxes of the things. As for the brussels, i'll pass if you don't mind. I am putting my family on a brussel sprout diet next year, the poor dog ( Berkeley ) got all the blame, she kept looking at me as if to say "it was'nt me mum it was them over there". I hope I did'nt offend anyone with the last comment.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

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camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue

Once again you spoil us with another fabulous card, for which Thank You. Do hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

magpie said...

Awwww Bless Your Heart too Sue x What a very lovely and pretty card. Love the colours and the felt flowers look gorgeous. Thank you Sue, have a great day xx Love Karen xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue back home now after a lovely relaxing Christmas & Boxing Day at my daughters bles her she wouldn't let me do a thing.
Sue today's card is beautiful I love the black & periwinkle they work so well & love the felt flowers , thanks for the close up shot of the background stamp it's great.
Thank you for all your hard work & inspiration you have put into your blog I just look forward to it every day.
Bles your heart Sue.
Love & crafty hugs Lynda Brock xx

Hope all Wilsonettes had a lovely Christmas & Boxing Day xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card the periwinkle card and the alphabet background are beautiful and the felt flowers are just perfect , love the elegant labels four frame .
Jean D

Wacki Macky said...

Hi Sue, hope you are managing to get to relax for a few minutes from your hectic schedule!

It's a wonder you manage to delight us with your creations and still have time for family and friends, you're a marvel!

Today's creation is a delight and as I have most of the ingredients I can give it a try.

I'm in the middle of putting away all of the recent Christmas crafting stuff until I get it out again for next year. I don't seem to have used much but it is possible that I have used quite a lot - just bought more stuff again! Oh well, will try not to buy as much next year, but I say that every year don't I? The local craft shop had a great sale today and although I resisted the Christmas item - I did manage to buy loads of crafty stuff, can't resist a bargain eh!!

Craftihappiness and season's greetings to you all, love from Pearl

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Love the card and colours. I have never tried the clear embossed background on black card yet and never used the rolled flowers on my cards due to postage costs, but will be trying both on my next creation!
ValC xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
loving this card so divine I also really like the felt flowers keep the inspiration up for us all sue what a lady you are .. hugs sarah xx

Gail said...

Luvly card and like the dotty blue felt tip technique around the sentiment xx GailT xx

Anonymous said...

Lancashire Steph - where are you??
Do hope you are alright. Missing you today.

Laura O said...

a great card ,love this die ,have used it lots .Laura O

Anonymous said...

Well, I did come in this morning, shared a mince pie with Pam, but dont know where I went after that !!! I even remember thinking - Mrs W has a room full of full tummied piggies ! And I wrote it down too ! Mind you, the blog did seem to be playing up this morning, as I scrolled down Patricia H's comment showed at least 6 times along with Kitty's I think, so maybe it didn't post ! It wasn't the Pina Colada's honest !!!!
Yesterday is a blur, slept most of it, and when that happens it means Im not well. Im SO usually good at hiding when Im not feeling well (numerous masks ready to wear when neccessary) but when I sleep there's no hiding it from Mr Lancashire ! Poor guy, or was it relief ? When Im 'well' I spend most of the day in the little room crafting (then doze around 9pm) and on a day I feel we should be together, I sleep, but imagin the relief of a waffle free zone ! I too re-watched some Tool Shed this morning, dont quite feel up to crafting today, after a bad day with Crohns it leaves me drained and weak (mouth discounted) but had to get my craft kick from somewhere, and where could be better than the last show we watched with our 'leader' I so look forward to each card, and every morning they brighten my day, so thank you Sue. This coming year I hope to get more SB/JR etc toys which in turn will take my cards up a notch or two, and along with this magnificent blog how can I go wrong ? Apart from being with a group of wonderfull Wilsonettes as friends, I have another friend who can show me the way to making beautiful cards, what more can I ask for.
I got my prize today Sue. Thank you. Thank you so much. I felt I won a million pounds Im so appreciative of your kindness.
Well Im off now, but cant wait to see what tomorrow brings us.
Sending love to all.
Lancashire Steph (no sprouts for me thanks hon) !!! : 0

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, love the periwinkle blue and the rolled roses too.
Donna Jones (nursing another migraine :-(

Sheila - Ginger said...

Hi Sue,
Arrived back home after a lovely break away for Christmas...missed logging on to see your wonderful creations though. Your card today is just beautiful, love the perriwinkle blue and the black together. Hope you managed to get some rest and had a wonderful Christmas.

Love Sheila xx

sued99 said...

I do like the elegant labels die. It makes this one look so pretty.

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Hi Sue
Real cute card. Like your choice of dies. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Karen

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Simple but elegant. Thank you.

Hope everyone is trouble free after the horrible weather last night.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Sandy H said...

lovely card - the periwinkle cardstock is gorgeous.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
A wonderful card love that background stamp, my need list is ever growing.
Amanda x

Vie Carter said...

Wonderful design Sue, would look great in pastel colour too


Jane said...

Lovely card nice to see the use of the older dies.

Unknown said...

Another super card - Thanks Sue.
Just tried to imitate Sue's gilded angel covered in glitter jewels. I used white ice as opposed to iced snow, & found I almost obliterated my stamped image? Anyone know why this happened?

Unknown said...

Another super card - Thanks Sue.
Just tried to imitate Sue's gilded angel covered in glitter jewels. I used white ice as opposed to iced snow, & found I almost obliterated my stamped image? Anyone know why this happened?

Unknown said...

Love the background, very different

Diane from Glasgow xx

Unknown said...

Love the background, very different

Diane from Glasgow xx