Sunday, 29 December 2013

Turn Your Face To The Sun

Good Sunday morning!  How about this one for a sunny way to start the day!  I just love this sunflower set, I remember the first time I ever saw a sunflower growing in a field and I couldn't believe how big it was, I was in absolute awe over it!  I had a bit of a play with the background on this one.  I'm sure you can spot it but I used the shaving foam technique to achieve this one.  I used Wild Honey, and Bundled Sage reinkers on the shaving foam.  I swirled it with the back end of a paintbrush until I was happy with the pattern, then dipped my white card stock into it.  I used a ruler to wipe away the excess foam to reveal the pretty pattern left by my swirls in the foam.  I dried it good, then stamped the Moroccan Lattice background stamp over it using a clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed it with white detail powder.  I wrapped a piece of moss green vintage ribbon around the side of the card and taped the ends to the back.  Next, I stamped my sentiment on white card and cut it out with the Vintage Bracket and Labels dies by Becca Feeken, making sure that the sentiment was to the right of the label shape.  I inked it with Wild Honey Distress ink while it was still in the die.  I stamped my sunflower, coloured it with Distress markers and cut it out by hand.  I mounted it on foam and attached it to the left of my sentiment. I cut a tag from the same set and used it to peek over the top and bottom of my label shape before attaching the piece to the centre of my card.  I tied a messy bow out of the vintage ribbon, added a Bakers Twine bow and finished with a light brown Dazzler in the centre.  I finished the card with a double white mat with my signature paper pierced inner layer. Don't forget, if you like it, you can pin it to your Pinterest boards.  The button is at the bottom of the post.   Finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 8" in size.

Now for the Sunday Comment Game winners.  This week's winners are:

Tracy Stitt!!!
Janette MacArthur!!!
Ros Hodgkins!!!

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













135 comments:

Pam said...

Such a beautiful card, so bright and cheerful. Congrats to winners. Ny best wishes to Cameeli and her son, hope he makes a speedy recovery.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue, are really stunning card and I love the colour, very pretty and effective.
I want to say a big thank you to all those who have send kind word regarding my son who I am pleased to say is making progress and has now left hospital.
have a lovely day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

That is such good news to hear, Cameeli. Give him my love.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you Sue for such a bright and cheerful card. Congrats to the winners Best wishes to all who are a little poorly. Take care Kitty

Cameeli of Richmond said...

PS.. I forgot so say congratulations to all the winners.
Pam thank you I will, now we can all look forward to his wedding in May and I will be hopefully making the invites and favors etc...
only obstacle now is my weight and I am working very hard to lose it!!
Cameeli xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi again Third time lucky!! I have just finished reading blogs I missed from yesterday and could not believe that so many of you sent best wishes. I am overwhelmed!! So if I could send Sue's card it would be sent especially to: Pam, Nancy D, Yorkie Lass, Myra, Sonia, Lancashire Steph, Alimecca, Pat S, Tres and Jean Deane.
Thank you all for being so kind. I am grateful for the support I feel like I have a whole new family.
A big hug to you all and cheers to a bright and sunny 2014
Cameeli xx

TDQ Karen said...

Such a pretty card ju
St love it, congratulations to all the winners , really good news Carmeeli, so glad to hear everything is improving xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card just sings to me, it's so very uplifting and absolutely lovely. That background is stunning! One of these days I'll be a wizard, too..........
Hugs, Rose

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card glad Carmelite sons doing ok my dad's out of hospital to so both of them are on the mend lets hope we all have a good 2014 thank you Tracy w x

Rosie said...

What a lovely, bright card. I also think sunflowers are quite magical and uplifting.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
What a delight today's card is especially on such a stormy day it cheered me up immediately. The shaving foam technique is so nice to do because it is different every time you do it. You are definitely the colouring queen, I'm going to try harder in the New Year to colour my stamped images. When I colour it looks as if a child did it lol. I love the sentiment you've used it us so apt with the sunflower.
So pleased that Tracy's Dad and Cameeli's son are ok sending a hug to you both. Steph I for one love your 'rambling' I look forward to it every day.
Hugs x
Heather T
Congratulations to all the winners

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
This Card is Truly Beautiful, I really love all the fantastic techniques you have used, the Colours of the background are fantastic, I also really love the Sunflower Set and it's at the the top of my list for the New Year, (amongst other Items ha! ha!) I love The Messy Bow I Love everything about this Card it's a real Stunner
love and hugs from Sam x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a truly cheery and beautiful
card it gets you into a nice spring
feeling. So glad your son is out of hospital
Cameeli and Tracy's dad too so you can all
look forward to 2014' with a smile.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - what a background! that's a must try without doubt. Love the sunflower also - what an fresh and uplifting card - love it.
Rgs
Clare W

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
There was no doubt this morning about whether I was on the right blog or not.
Heh ribbons, bows and dazzler today.
Definitely a Sue Wilson creation.
I also love love the sunflowers - they stand so proud in the fields around us in France and what a picture they make. Truly summer isn't all that far off (hopefully).
I haven't tried the shaving foam tech yet but really must have a go as it always leaves an wonderful impression with me.
I really don't have to say any more other than I absolutely LOVE LOVE today's gift. Thank you Sue.
Janet x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FEEL LIKE SUMMER IS HERE. LOVE THE SUN FLOWER.
CONGRATS TO WINNERS.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Eemeli said...

Wow! The card is screaming SPRING! Fabulous, bright and cheerful.

Hugs,
Eemeli

ang said...

Wow gorgeous card love sunflowers always make me smile angxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue a very cheery card on a dull grey day,love the sunflower and the back ground but you no what's coming the big bow take's over for me.
Marion H

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.Beautiful sunny card to brighten a frosty morning. Fabulous
Glad to hear Cameeli's son is on the mend. Hopefully there won't be any more mention of people cleaning up v. . . .t after yesterdays post by someone.
Have a great day Sue.
Ang x

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue, OMG I can't believe I've just read my name on the winners list!!! That's so made my day as yesterday was the first day outa bed after a horrible virus.
Anyways stunning card I love the colours and everything about it really it just screams SPRING is coming lol

Love Tracy from killie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Woah how lovely and sunny on a frosty morning

Micky French said...

Wow stunning card, very spring like on this cold and frosty morning.
Congratulations to the winners, enjoy your prize.
Nice to know everyone is on the mend.
Would like to send hugs to everyone today xxxx

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

such a gorgeous card!

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue.
On a very frosty morning here in Berkshire it lovely to see a very sunny card.
I like the shaving foam effect. Will have to put shaving foam on the shopping list so I can try it.
Glad to hear veryone is on the bend and back home were they should be.
Congrats to the winners.
Have a great Sunday.
Sally x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue I love sunflowers too.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous bright and cheerful card today I love sunflowers.

Congrats to the winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous so bright and fresh. I love sunflowers too. Congratulations to the winners. Have a great day. Love Jackie

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card to lift the spirit, love the colours, background and well all of it. Particularly love the sentiment, never seen the saying before. Glad Cameeli's son' and Tracy w dad on the mend and hugs to all who are feeling under the weather. Congratulations to winners x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful, fresh looking card. Like a breath of spring air! The colours are gorgeous and I love the sentiment. Thank you for sharing. Congrats winners.

Jan.moogie said...

Happy pretty card today Sue, love it. xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, This card is stunning so uplifting , i just love the sunflower must start using my stamps more love Jean Z xx PS so glad Cameeli son is ok and Tracy's Dad love too all.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. How could anyone not smile and feel brighter on seeing this card! Sunflowers are so cheerful and you have made a beautiful card, with my favourite technique using the shaving foam, which is stunning! So pleased to hear that both Tracy's Dad and Cameeli's son are both well on the mend :) Take care.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A lovely touch of spring I love sunflowers they always look happy. Must try harder with my colouring. It is good news for those that have had family in hospital,I hope they continue to improve.

Love Rosemarie xx

Clarissa said...

A really pretty card to lighten these dark days.
Clarissa. X

gwen70 said...

Such a wonderful bright cheery card, just what we need on these dark dreary days

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
This is a happy card, reminding us of the summer to come(hopefully).
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to all that are feeling under the weather.
Congrats to the winners.
Lydia
X

Rachel Taylor said...

What a lovely sunny card ,i love how you do the shaving foam tecnique .i tried it and made a right mess lol !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue,

What a bright, sunny card.Love the background.
Hope all the people out there who are not so well today, soon get better.
Congrats to the winners.
Love Val x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, fabulous background and stamping, loving the colours used.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners.
Best wishes to Cameeli's Son and Tracy W's Dad, hopefully you will both be back to full health very soon.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely sunshine card Sue .happy crafting X

nannapat said...

Love the colours in the background Sue and the sunflower is gorgeous. Thank you for the beautiful stamp set that arrived on Friday - so grateful that my name was drawn out last week. Congrats to this week's winners. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Totally love this card, Sue, colour matches just fab. Thought you'd used a grateful lattice panel over the background but, no, it's stamped!! As usual, am in awe.

'P' in Wales
Great news for Carmeeli and Tracy W, so pleased. Also a nice cheer-up for Tracy S, and the other winners too.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Forgot to say congrats to the winners and also on seeing that you are back where you should always be, at No 1 on the crafty blogs : ) Take care.

Anne Crawford said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Card! Really brightened up a miserable grey morning.i love the background, the stamping in fact everything about this one! Congratulations to the winners!

Anonymous said...

Sue, also meant to say that this is the most fitting sentiment that you could possibly use with a sunflower
and a lovely thing to say to someone going through difficult times. Just perfect!

'P' in Wales

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous, bright card, I am sure nobody can fail to smile when seeing a sunflower. Love the background. Congrats winners.Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is truly a card to cheer anyone up, especially those unwell or have post-Christmas blues.
So pleased to hear Cameeli's son is much improved - wonderful news as this is an illness close to my heart. Congratulations to all the winners today. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card to wake to on a cold and frosty morning. So bright and cheerful. Makes me wish I had bought those stamps now
hugs n stuff
Carol B

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card to wake to on a cold and frosty morning. So bright and cheerful. Makes me wish I had bought those stamps now
hugs n stuff
Carol B

Aspiring crafter said...

Stunning card Sue!
One to treasure,
XxxRuth
Congrats to winners

scofessex said...

Hi Sue, stunning card love the colours. Wishing you and everyone a happy and healthy new year

Jane said...

Although these are not my colours its a beautiful bright and cheerful card.

Jane xx

Sudha said...

Pretty creation. I love this.

Sudha
sudha-kalra.blogspot.in

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a bright and sunny card this morning on this cold frosty morning. The background is stunning.
Congrats to the winners and also Cameeli good news.
Hugs
Carol x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A lovely bright start to the day, the sun keeps popping out but there are some dark clouds looming.
Congratulations to the winners
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Such a smiley card.... especially as today its Sunny, and white with frost here in Bristol!
No wind or rain so that's a blessing!
Well done to the winners!
This is such a warming card, and the Shaving Foam is one I have not used, but the more I see of it Sue, the more I think I will give it a try!
Love the card Sue!
Love Marg

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah Sue,
Totally love this card, beautiful sunflowers and lovely bright sun-shiney colours,thank you x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful bright and sunny card today and so befitting a bright and sunny day here in Nth Wales.
Love the colours and technique you have used.
Congratulations to the winners.

Love Sheila xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the design and colours used xx hazel

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning,gorgeous and beautiful card! Can you tell that I love it! Love the shaving foam technique although have yet to try it even though I bought the foam. The colours are so fresh and the stamp is stunning. Glad to hear Cameeli's son and Tracy's dad are on the mend. Thanks again Sue for sharing this card. Love Alison xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely sunny card to brighten up our day, sunflowers seem to be so happy I haven't tried the shaving foam technique yet but it looks stunning. Take care, Jess xx
Congratulation to the winners!

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful sunny card to wake up to on this cold December morning. I have a list with all these new techniques I WILL try out in the new year.
Thanks.
Alison B. x

Anonymous said...

Sunny Sunday Smiles to Mrs W and all my family of Wilsonettes. Firstly may I say sorry to Mrs Duck - sorry if I drove you 'quackers' yesterday, it was ME that used the V word : ( wont happen again, promise.
Laceylady many wonderful congrats on your Golden Anniversary, what a wonderful acheivement for you and your husband xx Cameeli, what a relief for you, and to Tracy, so pleased dad is doing good again - seems like a group high 5 is needed or maybe a mexican wave ?!
Maybe a Mexican wave would be appropriate considering the sunny card Sue has given us, and how strange that only yesterday I was thinking of trying this little beaut - the foam technique not the card (a sheer impossibility considering I dont posess any ingrediants) !!
So, Wilsonettes, come clean, how many of you cant wait till 12th night when you can demolish any - dare I say shop bought cards : 0 to take off any embelishments, ribbons, jewels etc to use ? : ) my fingers are twitching I can tell you ! Even Mr Lancashire starts to ask if certain bits n bobs are useful ( only my close family cards are safe from this annual surgery) ! I even took part a gift bag that had glitter on one side to save to use with my dies next year ! Is nothing safe from our crafty crafty hands I ask ?
I agree with all my friends here that today's card lifts your heart and mind, you can almost smell freshly mown grass, wow, cant wait for warmer days.
Well, I've had 6 orders for cards after my last Farmers Market/Craft Fair so I must be doing something right, and it all goes towards starting my SB/JR/CE stash, so Im quite pleased : )
Im also really happy for our 3 lovely winners this week,.my stamps were so pretty Sue, thank you SO much : ) you must be looking forward to flying back into the sun next week Sue, and.Im more than happy to help you with your bags both on AND off the other side : )

That's me done you'll be glad to read all I want to say is....
Love n hugs to all our lovely Wilsonettes, and each day brings us closer to seeing our Sue on our screens again wooohooo !
Lancashire Steph xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful bright card you've given us today, love the background and the colours you have used.
So pleased to hear Tracy W your dad is out of hospital also Cameeli,s son wonderful news.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a good day Sue and everyone else.
Love Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I love this shaving foam technique, such a bright and cheerful card! The colours are so bright, just wonderful! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
A very sunny card for a crisp winter morning. Love the background its amazing how using different colours changes a brilliant technique.
Have a super Sunday.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

TOB said...

What a lovely sentiment on such a beautiful card. Glad for Tracy and Cameeli that their loved ones are on the mend. Its freezing this morning but am warmed by the beautiful card. hugs x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous! Sunny, bright, cheerful! Just the things we need to cheer us after the dreadful weather we've been having recently. Thanks Sue.
ValC xx

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a lovely sunny card for a lovely sunny sunday as the sun is shineing here. I like you love sunflowers there such a happy flower. I did the shaving foam technique on several of my christmas cards as no 2 are the same. Congratulations to all todays winners take care Sue xxx

Debs A

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

A really beautiful sunny card today,

I am so pleased Tracys dad is on the mend and out of Hospital,
I am sorry i did not know about Cameeli"s son or i would have sent all good wishes too ,i hope they will both continue to get stronger each day .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Lacelady said...

Good Morning Sue - love the card, especially the sunflower and sentiment. I'm kicking myself though, as I stood in a pound shop yesterday, and completely forgot to get some cheap shaving foam! How daft it that?

hotpotato said...

I liked this card.

Joan D said...

This card makes me think of and long for, lovely warm summer days. The colours are fantastic and just what's needed to lift the spirits after Christmas, especially in January and February , which are the worst months for me x x x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love this card, it's so fresh. I too love doing the shaving foam technique, as does my 7 year old Granddaughter! Happy Sunday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, WOW this card really packs a punch with the spring/summer colours, I love it! The shaving foam background combined with the stamped background sets the card off beautifully-gorgeous! x

Joanne K said...

Good morning Sue, what a bright and cheery card. Much needed for this cold and frosty morning. I really like this card and the stamp is gorgeous. Hope you are having a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

hollyberry said...

WOW this one has certainly caught my eye.It is so bright and sunny and is a card certain to cheer anyone up.

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, I have just pinched myself as I have just read my name as a lucky winner. I am so excited as I never usually win anything, and then my name is on Sue Wilson's blog WOW

Today's card is really lovely and its Spring like colour's make it really special.
X Ros

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I always follow your blog but never post. However this beautiful card is so uplifting I just had to say thank you.
Happy New Year
Cynthia Williamson

Gail said...

Gorgeous card and luvly to see this colour combo - very spring like xx luv the shaving foam technique with the stamping over the top, very effective xx GailT xx

magpie said...

A "top of the morning" to you Sue and everyone! First of all, good news Cameeli about your son and that he is back at home and hoping that Traci's dad is getting better too......xx Ooooooooooo wer,wer,wer,wer,wer,Wow! What a gorgeous bright, cheerful and beautiful card to greet us this fine fettle of a morning! Stunning! I will have to get some of those inks so I can do this technique. It never ceases to amaze me. Gorgeous colours Sue and love what you have done with the background stamp. Just a yes, yes, yes all over! Congratulations Tracy, Jeanette and Ros! Wonderful! Enjoy your prizes! ps. I remembered the names first time because I know three ladies with the same name! Lol! xx Love Karen xx

Jill Liddle said...

As you say in your comments, bright and sunny. Just what we need in dreary December.

Maryann Laursen said...

This is absolutely stunning Sue, and just what we needed here in this wet and cold weather, a glimse of the sun, and this is so beautiful and definitely make me think sun right away. Wauw it´s gorgeous.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful sunny card.
Gr Elly

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a lovely cheerful card so bright too just what we need up here in the North after all the awful weather and the promise of more to come too! I love the background stamping beautiful.
My best wishes to Tracy, her father and family, and Cameeli and her son I do hope they continue to make good progress.
Well done to the lucky winners.
Margaret corgi owner

Beryl Treble said...

a gorgeous card. Love the sunflower stamps.

Lindsay Martin said...

Wow Sue, on a cold and icy day this is a refreshing card, to remind us that brighter times are on the way. Love the colours you have used in the background, the shaving foam technique is just right for this one. Congratulations to all the winners this week. xx

Dawn said...

A beautiful and striking card. I too love sunflowers and this one is fabulous x

Kate's Cards said...

A lovely sunny cheerful card!

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW this card is just what we need to cheer up a cold December day, I can almost feel the warm sun on my face. The sun flower is gorgeous and you colouring is amazing. Love the shaving foam technique and had to look twice at the lattice stamping, stunning. Agree with P in Wales I thought you had used a die.
So glad to hear that Cameeli's son and Tracy W's dad are out of hospital, love and hus to all of you.
Congratulations to the lucky winners, especially Tracy S, this will make you feel a whole lot better.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely sunny card. The sunflower reminds me of holidays in The Vendee, France where they have fields of them.

Victoria said...

We definitely need the sun, but this card makes up for it! I love the background techniques, and can't believe how well the lattice has stamped over the shaving foam background. Such a cheery card for us. Thank you Sue.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I really love today's card even though I would probably never have chosen the colours! That's what makes you the Expert, I guess! I really like the shaving foam technique . Hope to try it with a group of children soon! Trust it's not too messy! Love Becca Fekeen's sentiment stamps as she thinks of things it would be lovely to say. Do trust that makes sense!
Cameeli so pleased your son is home again. We trust he and all the others who are unwell feel much better soon.

Lacelady Congratulations on your Golden Wedding Anniversary. How lovely.

Love to all,

Myra

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for such a beautiful card, love everything from the shaving foam background to the lovely sunflower stamp. Congratulations to the lucky winners
Best wishes, Pat

CraftyJo said...

I love the shaving foam background - such a messy process but fab results :). Beautiful, sunny card to go with this lovely sunny winter's day.

Sally H said...

What a simply gorgeous card, Sue! I haven't done any shaving foam marbling for a couple of years and it looks so gorgeous in these colours with the white embossing over the top. I will definitely be having a go at this. thanks for the inspiration and may 2014 bring you everything you wish for xxx

Anonymous said...

Love love love the colours, so cheerful & fresh & a nice reminder that we've had the shortes day & Spring is not far away. I look forward to checking you Blog every morning HB xx

Susan White said...

Love the background on this card Sue - must have a go with that shaving foam technique! Wonderful sentiment and stamping too - thanks, Susan

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this bright happy looking card, so fresh, never thought of stamping over the foam background, you are a never ending inspiration.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

SusanP, Kent said...

A lovely sunshine card for a Sunny Sunday! The background is amazing.
I've totally lost track of where you are in the world right now; UK or US. Wherever you are thank you for this cheery creation.
Sue

Meg said...

Hi Sue .....shaving foam???? I missed that one so will have to go back through your tutorials and find out what to do. I think the ladies at my craft group would have fun trying that.
The card is just beautiful and such cheery colours.

Margaret O
xxx

Meg said...

Hi Sue .....shaving foam???? I missed that one so will have to go back through your tutorials and find out what to do. I think the ladies at my craft group would have fun trying that.
The card is just beautiful and such cheery colours.

Margaret O
xxx

lynda said...

Wow what a lovely sunny card Sue we have sunny weather in kent too. I love the colours used in the shaving foam also I love the sunflower its set such a pretty stamp set.
Cameeli so pleased your son is on the mend & home again .
Congratulations to all the lucky winners
Big sunny hugs Sue & all Wilsonettes
Lynda Brock xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Lovely card, really like the effect that shaving foam gives although I haven't tried it yet.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Such a stunning card, and I love the shaving foam technique and the colours you have used reflect the sunny days we have to come, hopefully.

So much good news today, Steph you sound much brighter today, and tracy's dad is well on the mend, and Cameeli I am so pleased your son is on the road to recovery. I too had meningitis when my daughter was only 3 weeks old, she is now 31 and I have just finished her wedding invitations, and I really totally understand the weight issue. My hubby lost 2 stone on the 5-2 diet and I think I found it all. I'm going to start my diet today, and I am hoping too lose 2 stone by next Friday. ( I wish ).

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue - late today as I couldn't get an internet connection!
Lovely fresh card for a chilly Sunday.
Congrats to winners.
Wishing you all health and happiness for 2014 - as there have been some rather sad comments here over the last week or so.
Sheila x

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous. A breath of Summer.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Looking forward to next years inspirations. Hugs. Jan. xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and all fellow Wilsonettes,
Well the last few days of 2013 and i sincerely hope that 2014 is so much better for everyone.
Cameeli:- sorry flower i didn't know your son had been struck down by that horrible illness and so pleased to read that he is on the way to health again and out of hospital.
Glad that Tracy you have your dad back home amongst you again. Tell him he's to behave himself and not scare you like that again.
Meg:- if you go to Sue's front page up the top, you will find a video all about the shaving foam technique.
Steph:- It's fantastic you have orders flower, it gives your ego a much needed boost when someone asks you if you can make them a special card. Mr. McPhee, is just learning after 23years of marraige not to throw anything out without fist consulting yours truly. Silly man was going to throw out good fine wire, i ask you.
Sue i think you could possibly need a few helpers with "all your bags" as we wouldn't want to leave anything behind and you need a coordinator just to tie up all the loose ends.:)
I love todays card as it is so cheerful and brings on thoughts of longer light days and warmth from the sun. To me it brings back memories of my twin brother, myself and big (boy) cousins, playing in the fields at the farm next door to us and the happiness of that idyllic time. You have got the colours just so right. Thank you Sue for the lovely memories.
Fantastic news for todays winners Ros, Tracy and Jeanette. I hope you will all enjoy your gift when it comes.
Love crafty hugs
Norah
(Glenochil)

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, I love the fresh green colours of this card, just right for spring or summer!

I must get the sunflower stamp.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Really love the card - so cheerful - am sure it will cheer up all those that are a bit "under the weather".

Hope everyone makes a speedy recovery so they can start the new year in full health.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

What a bright colourful card for a dreerie day. Gorgeous xx
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Laura O said...

great background ,and a great stamp used resulting in a fantastic card ,Laura O

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Love your shaving foam techniques every time i see them.
A really Stunning and warm feeling card , can just imagine the sunlight and warmth on my face instead of the bitterly nipping frost.Roll on Summer time
Take care Sue
Hazel G x

dragonswing said...

Love this card. I have been wanting to try the shaving foam technique for some time now. Must visit the dollar store to get some. Where did you get the sentiment stamp? Love that saying.

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
What a lovely cheery, springlike card!! Just makes you feel uplifted and happy. Love the background with the white Moroccan lattice design over it. You've brightened my day with this card, hope everyone else is too. Congrats to the winners, the prize is fabulous!!
Hugs, Karen

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
I'm late today, I have been to a family Christening, had a great day!
Your card is a lovely bright cheery one for today! The shaving foam technique has come out well.
Gail C x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Such a beautiful and sunny card today. I shall have to buy some shaving cream to try this technique. Glad your son is now out of hospital Cameeli and is progressing well.

Tina Eldridge said...

Forgot to say congratulations to all the lucky winners,enjoy your goodies they are fab.

Tina X

Vie Carter said...

Very pretty card - roll on Springtime

Vie
x

Vanessa said...

stunning card, love sunflowers

thanks for sharing
Vanessa

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Pretty card, like a Summers day. X

Karen H said...

What a lovely sunny card, still cant believe that something so simple as shaving foam and reinkers can make such a great effect.Well done to the 3 winners, really pleased that everybody that were poorly are on the mend. Happy New Year to all.

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, what a pleasent card, gives a nice spring feeling.
Hope you've had a good weekend.

Love June
xxx

sued99 said...

Such a pretty background and loving the stamps.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue and everyone today's card gives us a look into spring which we are all looking forward too!! Beautiful sunflowers and the shaving foam technique background is absolutely fab, I too thought the lattice was a die cut over the top , lovely sentiment too.

Great news from Tracey and cameeli glad both dad and son are on the mend and back home with there loved ones !!

Congrats to winners !!
Hugs
Jean D

karenlotty said...

Lovely sunny card and to hear that Carmeeli's son is on the mend - ooh! a wedding to look forward to as well! Am glad to see that Tracey W's dad is out of hosp. Congrats winners Need to source the inks you have used Sue coz when I tried this technique what I thought was red came out wishy-washy pink!

Helen Barker said...

Such a truly stunning piece of art.Lovely bright fresh colours.Gorgeous.Congrats to winners and glad to hear Cameeli's son is on the mend.
Helen Bx

Sue Dunn said...

Good evening Sue. It truly is a sunny card. I love how the shaving foam background has come out. Perfect. Xx

Anonymous said...

Love this card Sue, so refreshing after Christmas colours. I must try the shaving foam technique, my husband bought me some foam ages ago but it is still sitting on my desk unused!! Ann (France)

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A really gorgeous bright and sunny card today !! I love, love, love Sunflowers !! The Sunflower stamp is beautiful and the sentiment to. This stamp set may have to be added to my ever growing wish list !! I have tried the shaving foam technique with my step daughter and we had a great laugh !! The results always look fab. I really love the colours you have used for yours Sue. Using the JR background stamp on top and embossing with white powder is such a great idea and one I never thought of doing !! The ribbon is lovely too.
Tracy W and Cameeli, I am so glad your loved ones are on the mend. Great news !!
Congrats to all the winners today.
Lots of love to you Sue and all the Willsonettes.
Love from Tres x x x

Barb B said...

Sue after looking out the window at snow most of the day and shovelling it out of the driveway, I am so ready for your sunflower card. It is stunning and the colours are beautiful.
Congratulations to all the winners!

Sandy H said...

Super, cheerful card - the background is brilliant.

Craftetter said...

Love the background technique on this. What a lovely bright card to cheer up a winters day. Will have to use this technique.
Hugs
Elaine

Diane Mortimer said...

I grew sunflowers this year, it was fun! They grew quite bug and were gorgeous!

Love this card!

Diane from Glasgow xx