Saturday, 14 December 2013

Sneak Peek

Hi all!  As promised, a sneaky little peek from one of the bundles from Sunday's show.  This one features Becca Feeken's Filigree Bracket Label die and stamp set which I think is absolutely stunning!  This die set was initially only available through her monthly club kit, and I had to do a bit of begging (I'm not proud! LOL) to get it, but it is lovely and can be used in so many ways.  I believe that it is not been released for sale anywhere except on my shows tomorrow too.  I used the larger label shape to cut an aperture in the raspberry card.  I added some mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimension and stamped the background with the Moroccan Lattice background stamp from Justrite.  I did a tone on tone with the black embossing on black card as I love the way that looks.  It adds so much interest without overwhelming. I used the tag from the set to stamp my sentiment which is from her set called "What Defines Us" and added it to the centre of the aperture opening.  I highlighted it with Victorian Velvet distress ink before removing it from the die.  I stamped the rose three times and coloured them with pencils and cut them out (by hand), leaving a white edged margin for definition.  I mounted them around the aperture opening as accents.  I used the fall away pieces from the Marvellous Squares in the corners (such a nice little piece, it just always fills the bill!)  I finished the card with both a black mat with black PVA glue dots and then my final double white pierced mats.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 8 1/2" in size.

Let's not forget that today is the day to announce the winner of the Wednesday card giveaway.  The winner is:

Jackie Trinder!!!

 Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com  to confirm your address and claim your card.

It's a busy weekend for the Creative Expressions team on Create and Craft.  Julia Watts has two shows today, the first one at 12 noon and again at 5pm.  You will love the new stamps on the shows too, they are just gorgeous!  All for now, Sue x









110 comments:

Pam said...

Welcoe home Sue, lovely card and looking forward to the shows. Congrats to Jacke, know she will love it.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Can't wait for your shows tomorrow and welcome home. Thanks for the sneaky peek it looks like you are not the only one who will be begging lol. These new colour cards you've brought us are fabulous. I love everything about today's card.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I'm so excited my name has been picked to receive Wednesday's beautiful card. Thank you so much. I'm looking forward to your shows tomorrow and Julia's today. Have a great day. Love Jackie

tracy w said...

Welcome home sue
Can not wait to see you on tv again this card is stunning thank you Tracy wx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Welcome home todays card is very pretty thank you congrats to Jackie. Looks like a very crafty weekend, I will have to record them take care Kitty

Lacelady said...

Relatively simple, but very effective card - really will have to watch all the shows, I hate missing anything. Welcome home, I wish you were on C&C a lot more often.

Anonymous said...

Welcome home Sue, good morning, good morning Wilsonettes. Congratulations Jackie you must be thrilled to bits : )

One thing that stands out straight away with this W.O.W is not a single bit of embossing anywhere, infact its sooo different from any other Sue Sensational but it's beautiful. I wish I could watch all shows tomorrow but I've only got the pleasure of watching your 5pm show and record the Tool Shed shows, but Im just so delighted you are back with us (if only they would give you a regular weekly 2hr show) sorry for being selfish !
My last craft fair tomorrow of the year, then I need to concentrate on my 'megga special cards' so I will take a look back at the wonderful cards you have given us and try and find that last bit of enthusiasm to get them done.
Sending Saturday smiles n hugs.
Lancashire Steph xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and welcome back. Looking forward to watching tomorrow.Lovely card today and congratulations to Jackie.Busy day for me today as involved in a local trader's fair, just hope the rain stays away x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Firstly Welcome Home

Beautiful card today gorgeous dies and stamps I love the textured raspberry card you have used.

Con grats to Jackie.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, welcome home. I love this raspberry coloured card, it looks great with black. Looking forward to your show tomorrow, hope you will not be too jet lagged. Drive carefully.

Love Rosemarie xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, welcome home and looking forward to seeing you. Love the card and looking forward to watching the shows. Recorder at the ready too. Congratulation Jackie.

Love June
xxxx

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue its nice to have you back. Tjis card is absolutley beautiful im liking the colours of it. Looking forward to seeing the shows ive just had a quick peep on c&c and some of the dies are beautiful i wasnt going to buy anythink else before christmas but i think i will hsve to nuy something. Congratulations Jackie on winning wednesday card. Take care Sue dee you tomorrow xx

Debs A

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, welcome back hope your not too tired after your journey, today's card is lovely, the die and the Rose stamp are just beautiful I feel a purchase coming on (lol)
Looking forward to todays and tomorrow's shows .
Hugs
Jean D

Congrats to Jackie !!

nuttinanni said...

Welcome home and what a lovely label die. the card is fantastic too. hugs Cheryl xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooooh that's so pretty

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue SO pleased you are home and cannot wait for your shows tomorrow. I am loving the sneek preview and cannot wait to see the goodies that you bring us. Love Michelle S xxx

Sonia Jones said...

Great card and lovely colour scheme. I'm Hoping I get to watch the shows tomorrow. Hugs Sonia x

Micky French said...

lovely Sue and can't wait for the shows

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A beautiful gift for us today as always. The new dies and stamps look amazing and I cannot wait to see you use them.
For me today it's the format that wins as I'm not so sure about the colour scheme. Perhaps if it were in a different colour instead of the pink.
Hope you can catch a little rest today before your shows tomorrow. Congratulations to Jackie on receiving Wednesday's gift. There's one very pleased Wilsonette.
Janet x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Not sure about the colours of this card - May well be my screen. I love the dies though and I'd never have thought of using the fall away for the corners. I'm really looking forward to tomorrow and congrats to Jackie, lucky lady. Hope it all goes well.
Beverley W

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue X will watch the shows.

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Lovely card. Delicious colour. X

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, I love the bracket and the corners! Beautiful die and stamp set. Thank you for begging Becca to let you use it : ) I hope you will manage to get some rest before tomorrow and that you enjoy the shows, I know we Wilsonettes will! Finally, only 1 sleep :)) I hope it's not too cold for you Sue, I suppose you could have come back to snow so it could have been worse! Congrats to Jackie. Take care.

Marion said...

Hi Sue lovely card and the die and stamp too.
looking forward to your shows.
Marion H

beachie said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card, lovely dies and the roses are super.
Audrey x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty crew,
Love this mornings offering.
Had a very busy week and so had a well earned lie in this morning, congratulations to Jackie Enjoy!!
Lancashire Steph, have to find a way of talking to you I might have some dies etc, that I can get to you.
off to see the venue now for my Son's wedding in May.
Have a lovely weekend.
Cameelixx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Welcome home dear you have been missed.
This card is stunningly beautiful, love the flowers. Looking forward
to Julia's shows today and your tomorrow
Hugs
Carol x

gwen70 said...

Glad you are back Sue, this is a beautiful card, see you tomorrow

Eemeli said...

Another beauty Sue. Maybe the roses could be a shade darker to match the overall - of course it can be just my computer screen playing tricks...

Hugs,
Eemeli

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, this is a beautiful card in a great colour combo. Looking forward to tomorrows shows. x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, The card is gorgeous, looking forward to your demo's and samples on Sunday and also to Julia's shows today. We are such lucky bunnies.
Congratulations to Jackie.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Mornin sue
What a very windy Mornin here in killie anyways I love this card intact just everything about it my hubby will send go spare of I buy anything else but sue u just blame u with all ur talent and naughtiness for tempting us on the blog and tv lol

Love Tracy from killie Scotland xx

Oksana said...

Gorgeous card made using lovely colours! Looking forward to the shows!xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Welcome home, we have missed you. Beautiful card love it. Will be watching the shows.
Lydia
X

Rachel Taylor said...

Just beautiful Sue ! Looking forward to the shows this weekend .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, welcome back to Blighty. Love this card, beautiful colours, dies look great. Looking forward to a weekend of SUe and Julia inspiration. Bx

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. How lovely. The colours are great too. I've just been looking at this de set

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

It's such a lovely card today. It has the vintage feel to me that I love so much and let's face it when the talents of two such gifted cardmakers merge (yourself and Becca Feeken) what could possibly go wrong. It's good to know that you are back in our part of the world and am really looking forward to tomorrow's show. Thanks for sharing this with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card today.
Donna Jones

englishrose897 said...

Welcome home Sue. Looking forward to your show tomorrow. Great card. Sally

Brenda Hanlon said...

Love these colours together, I'm liking the new die....lots.

Anonymous said...

Hi sue - another beautiful die and the card is very striking. Can't wait to see your shows tomorrow and Julia's today. Aren't we in for a good weekend! Great to have you back with us. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Jan.moogie said...

Nice to have you back Sue, looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. Love today's card and looks like I have to buy another set of dies.xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Todays card is lovely !! I love the raspberry and black colour combo. I like the look of the justrite background stamp. The black on black embossing looks fab. I like the stamped and coloured roses to. Becca's new die set looks great. I will be recording Julia's shows today and your shows tomorrow and trying to watch as many of them all as I can !! I can't wait to see you on tv tomorrow !! I am so glad you are back safely. Congrats to Jackie. Happy crafting to all. Lots of love Tres x x x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Another wonderful card today. Can't wait to see your shows and thanks to Becca (another wonderful designer) for letting you have the dies.
Congratulations to the winner of your card.

Love Sheila xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card. Really like the raspberry and black together. Gorgeous dies and stamps. Looking forward to the shows tomorrow so good luck for them. Congrats to Jackie, one very lucky lady!

kimberley said...

Don't know if I'm very sure about this one but will reserve judgement until I see your shows-really looking forward to them.I know you deserve your time with your mum but we really miss you when you are away'Your blog and videos are what keep me going between your tv times and shows.C & C is just not the same without you although I do love Julias shows as well but nobody else matches up to the standards that you both set,take care,x.

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
I quite like this card, but it is so different from your usual cards!
Looking forward to the shows. Good to have you back.
Gail Cx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Thanks for the Peek of one of tomorrows cards i cant wait ,
Hope you got all your laundry done and then a little me time ?

Well done to Jackie , i got my card yesterday , the grandchildren looked on in wonder as i was jumping up and down shouting yes,yes,yes when i opened it as i was so excited.

Take care Sue
Elaine H X

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely to have you back and hope everything was OK over the pond. The colours of todays card are stunning.Thank you for a crafty peek. x

Beryl Treble said...

Love all of today's card. Every time I try to leave a small border around a stamped image it looks a mess. Wish I had your talent.

Anonymous said...

Sue
Another fabulous card. Love those new dies - looking forward to your shows tomorrow.
Regards
Caroline MacH

karenlotty said...

Congrats Jackie I'm a bit in two minds about this one Not sure if it's the colours or the die itself Can't wait to see the shows (Julia's too) & see it on the tele Hope it's not too cold for you Sue It's bright here but I'm so cold!

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE COLOUR AND FLOWERS. THE BLACK ON BLACK EMBOSSING IS VERY CATCHING ONCE YOU START DOING IT.
SO GLAD YOUR HOME SAFE AND SOUND.
CONGRATS TO WINNER.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Jane said...

Looking forward to the shows to I love the colours in today's card just beautiful.

Jane xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Welcome home, love today's card and can't wait to watch your shows tomorrow
Best wishes, Pat

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, welcome home and I hope you are well and not feeling the cold too much. Gorgeous card today. Looking forward to the shows and all the new goodies you have brought us. Kind regards Joanne K x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue looking forward to tomorrows shows xx hazel

nannapat said...

Welcome back to the UK Sue - I am so looking forward to your shows tomorrow. Gorgeous card today, what a beautiful die you have used.

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card, can't wait for tomorrow's shows, so happy you are back!

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. This is going to be a great weekend indeed with Creative Expressions all over the TV. Heaven for us devoted followers! So looking forward to seeing you in action again. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue lovely card and welcome home love Jean Z xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Welcome home you have been missed. This card is gorgeous, love the colours and the black on black embossing. The flowers are beautiful. See you tomorrow Sue and will be watching Julia today.
Congratulations Jackie.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - yet another fab card- will be watching Julia today and you tomorrow - what a treat! still got 4 CCards to do this weekend hopefully! Cant wait for your wonderful demos tomorrow
Rgs
Clare W

Sandybee said...

Love that die Sue, so looking forward to tomorrows shows

xx Sandra

Kate's Cards said...

Gorgeous!

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Love the dies you have used. Looking forward to seeing them tomorrow.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Just love this card the dies ate fabulous- welcome back
whopperjaw

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card in pink & back. Welcome back and sorry I will miss your shows, but will record them. Family Christmas get together tomorrow. A few hours travelling there and then back home.

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, Very classy card, rasberry and black look so good together.
Looking forward to seeing you on C and C on Sunday and all the goodies just waiting to go to new homes.
X Ros

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Love the dies and the card - colours are great.
Welcome back, looking forward to your shows tomorrow - watching on my new telly, what a treat it'll be.
Hugs, Rose

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, looking forward to all the shows this weekend.
Congratulations to the card winner.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Susan White said...

Love the raspberry colour on this card - looking forward to your shows tomorrow - have the recorder set!

Pearl said...

Fantastic card Sue, will be watching tomorrow and trying to keep up! Must get the stamps now - more items for my basket.....

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Laura O said...

love the black on black in the background.Will be so good to see you on tv again .welcome back .These are lovely die shapes too .Laura O

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic new dies. Loving the colour combination too.
Alison B. x

Lindsay Martin said...

Beautiful dies, looking forward to the show, and well done on the begging front!! xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, hope it's not too cold for you here! This card is so pretty. Looking forward to seeing you back on C&C. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, welcome back!! A beautiful card. What an interesting shape die!! Love Sam xxx

CraftyJo said...

Love the colours you've used here, very pretty.

Vie Carter said...

Great card today

Caught Julia's first show today, love the products

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, good to have you back in England! Looking forward to Sunday shows. Beautiful card today Sue, colour scheme fantastic.
ValC xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card today Sue, Bev

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card, and as for forgetting to tune in for all the great shows this weekend, my recorder has been set since last week.

Hope you had a joyous visit with you Mom and family, hope you arrived safely home and wrapped up warm.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and the dies look interesting. Watching Julia on record just now but looking forward to your shows tomorrow.
Frances

Anonymous said...

Hi, Sue, great card today, just love the colours and that ornate tag - well!!
Please don't think this is criticism as it's not, but would rather have had a great big floppy raspberry bow and black dazzler than the flowers. Just love your bows, and your dazzlers too - LOL!!!
Hugely please as plans for tomorrow have been postponed to Thursday so can now see the shows. Hurrah. Welcome back.

'P' in Wales

Clare said...

Beautiful card, looking forward to watching your shows tomorrow.

Clare x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Welcome back Sue nice card,looking forward to seeing you on C.C
ita

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card, I like the central die. It was very kind of Becca to give in to your begging. I hope you have brought lots of stock with you. Really looking forward to the shows tomorrow, but I will have to record them as tomorrow is the day to take flowers to the people that are no longer with us. That's why I am hoping that you have lots of stock. I might just get to see the 5 o'clock show.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

weefortune said...

Beautiful card Elaine x

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, working tomorrow so will have to record the shows. Have fun,will be lovely to see you back onscreen

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card love these
rose stamps and the very unusual
colour you have used really liking it.
Nancyd xx

sharon said...

Good evening Sue
What a beautiful card, the colours and construction is just lovely.
I must say Becca Feeken is hugely talented (a bit like you Sue) and I follow her blog too, it really is fantastic - I'm obviously a bow and flowers type of crafter!
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood x
P.S. Julia's shows today were wonderful and I'm looking forward to seeing you tommorrow.

Anonymous said...

Oh my word. Im SO touched, thank you SO much sweetie (NO GRATIS) though ! Can you see how wonderfully your blog brings us Wilsonettes together Sue ? Im silenced by your thoughfullness (that's a first ay) : ) xxxxxxx

lynda said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card I love the Becca Feeken die,the colours you have used are just lovely sooo looking forward to your shows tomorrow .have a good sleep tonight hugs Lynda Brock xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I haven't been able to view blog for a few days and Wow what lovely Christmas cards too.

sued99 said...

Looking forward to tomorrow. Love the colours on today's card.

TOB said...

Welcome back. Beautiful card as always but a little different from you, change is as good as a rest so they say. hugs x

Paper Junkie said...

Really looking forward to your shows Sue and hope you are not too jetlagged from your travels. The label die is gorgeous and as you had to beg to get it I'm sure it will appear on more than one card tomorrow! Love your poinsettia card from yesterday - has to be one of the most useful Christmas die sets I have bought and that's saying something as I am a huge snowflake fan. Will be tucked up in the warm on my sofa watching the shows as not been too well for a couple of days so it will really cheer me up. X

Anonymous said...

Lovely card today,looking forward to tomorrow..... it's like waiting for Father Christmas to arrive. Not long now. Mabex





Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Just love this card. Thank you. Have already ordered a few items off your show tomorrow as I have to go out and your items sell out sooo quickly.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Victoria said...

I love the filigree label, very decorative. Looking forward to your shows tomorrow Sue. Best of luck.

Helen Barker said...

Love the look of the new stamps and dies.Love the raspberry with the black,stunning.
Helen Bx

Sandy H said...

Love the raspberry coloured card.

Maryann Laursen said...

Wonderful card here too Sue. Sorry I´m soo late, but haven´t been around the last week or so, so I´m a bit behind on things, but hope, I can catch up on all your gorgeous cards here now.

englishrose897 said...

Lovely card Sue

cmu said...

Welcome home and thanks for the sneak peak. Great card.

Marianna Hammer said...

This is such a lovely card. Inspirational!

Diane Mortimer said...

Ooooh intriguing!

Diane from Glasgow xx