Sunday, 26 January 2014

Let Your Soul Sing

Good Sunday morning all!  You can probably tell that I have been going back through some of my folders looking for cards that have fallen through the cracks so to speak.  I haven't shown a clean and simple style recently so I thought this one would fill the bill.  This sample is from shows in October and uses the Justrite stamp set called Let Your Soul Sing.  It was so simple, I merely ripped a piece of copy paper in to a sort of diagonal strip and taped it across my coconut white card (which I taped to my craft mat so it wouldn't slip.  I used Peacock Feathers distress ink in a sort of pouncing motion rather than the usual circular fashion (that way it doesn't get under the copy paper accidentally).  I blended the colour outward away from the copy paper to give it a softer look and when I was happy with it, I removed the copy paper mask.  I stamped the branch from the set using a black Archival ink pad coming in from the side.  I stamped the sentiment, also in black Archival so that it was both inside and outside of my inked area.  I used two of the small butterflies from the set and added them with the peacock feathers ink.  I added a hint of yellow in the larger butterfly (just because it looked like it needed a bit more colour).  The card was finished with a double white pierced mat layer (in about 15 minutes, record time for me!)  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.
I have added the other short video that I did at CHA at the bottom of the post.  I only had the idea to do a few videos on the last day, maybe I will try my hand at a few more at our trade show next month!

Since it is Sunday, it is time for Comment Game winners to be announce.  This week's winners are:

Beryl Treble!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize!

A little reminder too that Julia Watts is on ToolShed today at noon for two hours then again at 5pm.  Don't forget to tune in for her great demos! All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

A beautiful clean simply stunning card, looking forward to Spring. Well done ladies, enjoy your win. Good wishes to all bloggers, you are a wonderful bunch.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Sue this is my favorite colour this year and I love this card the little butterflies are just magic!!
Have lovely day congratulations to all the winners.
Cameeli xx

Jan.moogie said...

A simple stunning card today Sue, lovely. Just watched your short video and have to tell you that you are a tease. xx

TDQ Karen said...

Love the simplicity of this and the colouring is beautiful

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, clean and elegant. It's got Sue Wilson "written" all over on it.
Congrats to all the winners.
Have a great Sunday.
Hugs, Rose

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Lovely fresh card, thank you,that was a little teaser Sue. Roll on Feb congrats to winners take care Kitty

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Yet again another Beautiful Card!
I so Love the Clean/Fresh Spring Like feel you've brought to your Perfect Card. This is a Beautiful JustRite Stamp "Let Your Soul Sing" It say's it all, I really Love the Font of the Sentiment, loving this Colour of Distress Ink, one of my favourite's but then I love them all!
I'm looking forward to Julia's show's today.
Thanks for the extra small video's your sharing with us I'm looking forward to seeing you "USE" "The JustRite Stamp" you were teasing us with!
Love and hugs from Sam x
Congratulations to the winners!
Have a great day everyone!

Anonymous said...

Sunday Smiles to you all. Many woop woops to our Wilsonette winners today, enjoy your gift, I love mine and use it often, thanks Sue, wont say what we received as it may give the suprise away : (
Have to get meds down my neck then get ready for the craft fair at the most lovely country park (thank goodness I have a spot in the visitor centre) or I couldnt 'participate'
A fresh clean soft card today Sue, (one for M.B.W.A.B) : )
Sorry cant stop stop, need to try and get mobile !
Have a great day everyone.
Enjoy Tool Shed, Im recording it today, but watching 5pm show, will listen for your emails.
Lancashire Steph xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue a simple card but beautiful. Thanks for the tip on bouncing over the edges, easy when you know how. Congrats to winners x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
I love the effect on this card, might have a go later if I get some free time.
Oh! Wow! all those wonderful stamps and dies on that stand. I would not have any money if I was exposed to that.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for today's gift - such a plain and very simple gift which says so much more.
So clean and so easy to do this has just got to go into 'my must do and more is less' file.
Thank you for the little videos they are so informative as we never get to see such big happenings in the craft world so once again thank you for letting us in.
Janet x

carol edwards said...

Forgot to add thanks for video clipsx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a simple but beautiful card thank you Tracy w x congrats to the winners

CraftyAnn said...

A stunning card, I simply love it. The design and colours are divine.
Take care

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
Thanks for sharing the video, those samples were lovely. A nice clean simple card today beautiful. The inking and design are fab. The butterflies are so cute.
Congratulations to all winners.
Kayleigh B xx

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Delightful card.

Not only beautiful to look at but some much cheaper if yo were to post. X

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
What a nice card it's so clean and crisp looking. As I've said before Peacock feathers is my absolute favourite it's such a pretty colour. Although I don't have the same stamps, I'm going to have a go at making this one today using the stamps I've got that are similar. Thanks for putting these video clips on the blog for us. Good luck at the fair Steph you made me smile at your comment to Cameeli yesterday lol
Hugs x
Heather T

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue , great stamps.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card and love the video - re that stamp - I spotted that a few days ago as I had been looking for a hygrangea head stamp for a while but no joy - then I spotted this one - so I splashed out and it came yday - looks great - haven't used it yet but looking forward to you showing us what can be done with it!
Clare W

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card it simple and clean looking. I love it. And congratulations to todays winners well done. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue . Happy crafting x

nuttinanni said...

I agree with all the other posts, such a simple card the at is very effective hugs Cheryl xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very elegant and
pretty card today great if you have
to do a quick one. So glag to be back
in the blogging world couldn't get
my tablet to play nice on holiday
but so couldn't follow blogs till
last day but home now so hopefully
will be commenting every day again.
Congrats. to the winners today haven't
used my stamps I received last month
yet but now Christmas and holidays
by with I'll get back into the swing
of things.
Nancyd xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is beautiful I love simple cards. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a great card - so simple but effective. Another wonderful idea you've given us! Congratulations to all the winners today. Will be watching the video and Julia later. Have an enjoyable Sunday. Best wishes

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. Simple, clean understated. Justright do really good sentiments, don't they?
Best wishes
Anne O

Rachel Taylor said...

A nice silmpler card today .very cute !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the clean look of this card so pretty love Jean Z xx

Hayley Johnson said...

Simply stunning Sue.
Hugs Hayley x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, it may be clean n simple but it is also beautiful. Congratulations to the winners. Have a great day.

Love June

Leanne said...

Beautiful card!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, lovely clean fresh card, I love it. Reminds me of spring.

Love Rosemarie xx

karenlotty said...

Such a simple effect but it looks brill & I can see it working with other colours & sentiments too I'm going to have record today's shows I stupidly volunteered to cook a roast dinner today, a very rare occurrence!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is striking in it's simplicity. love it, and the colour scheme used is gorgeous with just that bit of yellow. Congrats to the winners. Bx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love this set of stamps and have used it quite a lot. Thank you for the tip to stop ink getting under the paper which always seems to happen to me. Very pretty card altogether. Well done to the winners. Love Alison xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful clean and simple card. Like Heather T Peacock Feathers is my favourite colour, it is so bright and fresh. Love the sentiment too, that font is beautiful. Thanks for the show clips (hope that you do more at the next trade show) even if you tease us with yet more wonderful goodies to come : ) I will be watching Julia later on today, she always gives us some great hints and tips too. Congratulations to the winners. Take care.

Sue from Wiltshire said...

A simple contemporary card which is so elegant and just looking at it makes one feel peaceful. Perfect for a Sunday.

gwen70 said...

Nice to have a simple card to do, so crisp and clean. Congats to all the winners

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely fresh looking card today, I adore peacock feathers distress ink, and love the sentiment.
What a brilliant snippet of a teaser, I love JustRite stamps and thank goodness I wasn't there because my credit card would have been maxed out haha.
Congratulations to the lucky girlies.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

PS Good Luck with your Craft Fair, Steph xx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
My style of cards, I love it for its simplicity. Brilliant colour as well,
Gail C x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
A clean, fresh, simp!e card today. Loved the video of CHA. A chance for us to share the atmosphere and have a sneak preview of things to come too.
Thanks Sue,
Erica x

Lacelady said...

Love the simplicity of the card Sue, and enjoyed the video, but frustrated at the lack of close ups!

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
A Stunningly simple, clean and elegant card. Love the butterflies

Jazzylady said...

Good Morning Sue,
I remember you demoing this card and loved its simplicity so I made several in different colour combos. The Christmas ones looked lovely with snowflakes instead of the butterflies and evergreen bough replaced the peacock feathers. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today, cheering up a very dull wet day.
Congratulations to the winners.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, Such a pretty card and another technique to master!! I like your little video clips, putting faces to names and to see the stands at the show. Love from Jackie D

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a super card reminds me of Spring flowers so crisp and clean, love it.
Congratulations to the lucky winners enjoy your prize I know I do.
Have a great day at your craft fair Steph you deserve some fun after all the enjoyment you give the rest of us!
Margaret corgi owner

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This card certainly sings to me, sometimes less is definitely more. Love it.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Do like this card, Sue, bit of an oriental feel to it - can see loads of possibilities (even as a nervous stamper!
Love the videos and the very teasing sneak peek from CHA.
Well done, winners.

'P' in Wales

Victoria said...

I like your clean and simple cards Sue, but I have to admit that I prefer your embellished cards! The video is a great idea - you're doing what Create and Craft don't seem able to do, giving up a peek of some other delicious goodies. Thank you.

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful card but simple. Love it.

Congratulations to the winners


Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely simply card one that can be made in a quick moment.
Alison B. x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A simple but pretty card today, love the colours too...but oh I miss your dies, flowers and bows! Lol!
Loving the little videos of the CHA, Congratulations to the winners,

Love Sheila xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, a lovely clean simple card for us today, still has that Sue Wilson touch. Thank you Sue for the tip about dabbing the colour, will give this one a try. Take care, Jess xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Well we had 3 days where I could see Leigh Woods from my window!
Now all I can see is across the road it is so wet!!!!!
I saw an ad for California on the tv last night aahh!
I really like this stamp so Spring like Sue!
Love the little Butterflies!
Well done to the lucky winners!
Take care
Love Marg

loftylass said...

Hi Sue... a beautiful CAS card today. Love the simplicity and colouring and that little touch of yellow was a great addition. I'll certainly be trying this one. tfs
Heather W

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Pretty Spring fresh card reminds us of the lovely days to arrive soon hopefully.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the clean simplicity of it. Might have a go at this bu with different stamps.
Could not get the video to load so will try later.
Have a good day.

auscrafts said...

lovely style of card

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Nice clean simple card. Gorgeous colour. Congrats winners. Sigh.....maybe next time! Thanks for sharing.

Maryann Laursen said...

Beautiful card today Sue, and as I love butterflies, and Just Rite stamps too, this is perfect. Wonderful video too with you and Kellie, but you could have kept that stampset a bit more still, so we could actually see it better, this was really cheating ha ha ha

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
My very favourite colour. Stunning card today,
Amanda x

TOB said...

Lovely simple techniques but a stunning card. Not a ribbon or flower in sight. Hugs Theresa x

Helen Barker said...

Love the simple lines of this card.Peacock feathers is my favourite distress colour.Well done winners.
Helen B x

Anne Crawford said...

Simply Beautiful ! Congratulations to winners! I have to say I went on to Marisa's blog which was wonderful and found my way to the new stamps which hopefully will be coming our way shortly, I just adored the lattice background and the large daisy. so look forward to seeing these demoed someday.

Carole Z said...

Just my kind of card Sue, love it ! Carole Z X

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Hi everyone,
What a shocker of a day! Ugh! I like some others will not be able to watch Julia live except for maybe 10mins or so as cooking Sunday lunch for the family . Shows are on record ,however.
I really like today's card as it is so different. Your usual style would come top of the list however. I do love the simplicity and cleanness of it. The touch of yellow just lifts it. You are a clever lady.
Enjoyed video also! It much more interesting than being shown a car which C&C did at one point!
Have a lovely day everyone, try to keep warm and dry.

Love to all Myra

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Simple but very effective. Less is definitely more with this beauty.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Well its another beautiful card today that reminds me of a fresh winters morning when its crisp on the ground with frost and the trees are bare because of the autumn winds. I love the colour that you have chosen to do it in Sue as it is just right for the card and stamp.
Congratulations to all todays winners and yesterdays as i didn't get on as being a really bad day. Today just that wee bit better but reached the limit somehow. Never mind here's to a better tomorrow, see you all tomorrow hopefully,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Disco Queen said...

Super CAS card Sue! Thanks for the sneak peak from JustRite. I have been watching some of the CHA coverage & have seen nothing else from their booth. Theresa. H x

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
Simple but 'perfectly formed'. x

Susan White said...

Really like the effect you have created with the silhouette stamp - just lovely! Thanks, Susan

Jane said...

Amazing love this card .

Jane xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A clean fresh stunning card today. I shall try this technique as I have stamps that are similar to the ones you have used. Must get the peacock feathers when I can see it in the shops. have a great day Steph at the craft fair. Hope you leg is better Heather, and I hope that everyone has a good day. It's cold, windy and wet today in Oxfordshire.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful card Sue!

I absolutely love the colour of the Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, it's gorgeous. Although this card has some simplicity of it, it is still beautiful with the added touches of the pierced border and raised layers.

Congratulations to the winners.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, this card is beautiful. Love the butterfly and the colours. Can't believe I've won something, thankyou. Congratulations to the other two winners. Steph- hope it all goes well for you today.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Forgot to say congratulations to the winners!!

Sorry you're not so well Norah, trust things get better throughout the day and big improvement tomorrow.
Love Myra

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A stunning card, clean and fresh, love the Peacock Feathers, my favourite colour, and the little butterflies, so delightful. Thanks for the little video clip, roll on February, that sneak peek looked interesting.
Congratulations to the lucky winners, enjoy.
Thinking of you Norah, sending you love and hugs. Steph enjoy the craft fair.
Will be watching Julia, she is a trooper.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue, this is so different from your usual style, I really like it, Happy Sunday, love Jo x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the CAS design, the hint of yellow really helps too.
Donna Jones

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card and loved the little sneak peak video.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
I love the clean lines of this card and peacock feathers distress ink is one of my favourite colours at the moment.
Thank you for the video, you realise now you have is all on tender hooks !!!
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Nora I hope you're feeling A bit better now. And my best wishes to anyone else who is feeling a little low and underpar I hope life will improve soon.LOL
Steph enjoy your craft fair, I hope you do well, take care.
Enjoy your day, love Brenda xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Simple yet dramatic looking. Off to watch Julia.

sued99 said...

A lovely simple card.

Lindsay Martin said...

Good afternoon Sue, lovely and very simple card,, with no dies, most unusual! Watching Julia as I type, loved the sneaky look in your video,too, and finally well done to this weeks winners xxx

lynda said...

Hi Sue I love the clean fresh look of this card it's simple but STUNNING I love the stamp set it's been on my must have list since you first showed it on c&c the peacock fethers distress ink is a gorgeous colour. Thanks for the sneaky peek video Sue x
Love Lynda Brock xx

Congratulation to the three lucky lady's enjoy your prize xx

Good luck Steph at your craft fair hope you get lots of pennies xx
Happy Sunday to all fellow Wilsonettes xx

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
I love the simplicity of this card, its absolutely gorgeous. TFS
Trish x (Hillside)

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A really lovely card today !! So simple but effective. I love the peacock feathers distress ink you have used. I think it is such a lovely colour.
Congrats to today's winners.
I watched your sneaky peak video Sue and now I am regretting it !! I now can't wait to see what you bring us in February !! I am so looking forward to seeing the new Justrite labels seven dies and stamps in action !!
Happy crafting Sue and everyone, love Tres x x x

hazel young said...

Stunning card as always sue love it all xx hazel

Carol S. said...

WoW!!! This is just stunning. Great C&S card and in my favourite colour too. Happy Sunday Sue. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a lovely card. Not complicated at all but effective :) Lovely video from the CHA, wish I was there :)

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, the c&s style is not as easy to do as you'd think is it - especially when you love to add lots of bling!

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, I like the simplicity of todays card. Kind regards Joanne K x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

THIS card may be simple but very effective.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

THIS card may be simple but very effective.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Another take on your talents. This clean and simple card is right up my street and I have that stamp set. I shall go practise right away. xx Maggie (much better without a bow)

Janice K said...

An impressive card for such a quick one! Lovely crisp, clean look to it and it would also be good for posting as there aren't any bulky embellishments. x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful & simple card...just gorgeous!! Love Sam xxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, A clean fresh card today with lovely butterflies that add that special touch , an ideal quick card . Thanks Sue for the short videos love watching them .
Jean D

Congrats to all the winners .
Sorry to hear some of us aren't too well today hope they feel better soon. Have a good craft fair Steph!!

Theresa Pace said...

oh sue this is so preeeeeeeeeeeetty. love love love it. and when you need an uber quick card it's perfect. and added bonus it is still stunning xx

JanetP said...

Just found your blog, love it and I think the card is so effective. Thanks Jx

Christine B. said...

A gorgeous card for spring. Hugs x ChrisB

hollyberry said...

Lovely clean card which is so beautiful.

Jules Ireson said...

I love this card, Sue. Stunning, but quite simple - at least you make it look and sound simple. Will give it a go, with different stamp set, and try it out. Tried the fancy Nestor card the other day. Really struggling with the main cutting and embossing element of it. Any tips? Thanks, Sue. Jules xx

Helen Kington said...

Sue - they say less is more and this card proves that fact. It is beautiful and hopefully welcomes Spring. Hope all is well with everybody and nobody is flooded. Helen xx

Vie Carter said...

Very pretty Sue


Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Clean looking, simple and stunning. Many thanks.

Congrats to all the winners.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Laura O said...

nice clean card and the video is nice too.Would have liked a little more time seeing the samples .Laura O

jane stillman said...

Gorgeous card Sue on what has been a dark wet and windy day. Beautiful cards on the video too. Congratulations to today's winners xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love this one so beautiful, simple and fresh looking. I must congratulate all the winners this week on the weekly draws.
ValC xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, A lovely blue sky is just what we need here right now, along with a few butterflies.
You are such a tease on your video,couldn't see enough but it won't be too long before you are this side again bringing all the goodies with you.
X Ros

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue greetings from a cold dark,and now snow in cork Ireland.
I love your card today ,I am going to have a go.I am not back to crafting yet as I am. Having a problem with my left hand which will not stop shaking .

Pamela said...

Love sneek peek videos Sue..

SHARICA said...

Like this card .. very understated and cool .. xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card -saw you demonstrate a similar card on C and C not too long ago-I liked it then and I like it now!
Congrats to the winners,
Keep dry everyone ,

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Well today's card is a total change for you if you had not done your parter piercing I would not say it was yours
None the less it is a bpeautiful card love the ink you have used and the stamps
Love the videos at the CHA. Brill idea
Take Care Sue
Theresa x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love your clean and simple card , congratulations to the lucky winners
Best wishes, Pat

Alice G said...

Crisp and bright. Great idea. With the copy paper and ink!

Alice xx

Alexis said...

A beautiful and fresh card design. Love the colours!

Diane Mortimer said...

Delightful, so fresh and clean yet it has an exciting undertone!

Diane from Glasgow xx

Alexis said...

Wow, there's a coincidence.....two Glaswegians in a row, lol!

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty clean card today,with equally as much work as your more elegant cards. Colour is beautiful.

I watched your video, and my goodness, do we have a treat in store on your next show, I can't wait. All those stamps and dies were amazing, that booth looked better than a chocolate factory.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Sue Dunn said...

Fab card Sue. Love the colour too. X

magpie said...

Oh wow Sue it is a quick card but gorgeously so. Wonderful colour and the hint of yellow on the butterfly does break it up a bit. You naughty person sneeking us a look of what is to come in February! Will have to put the credit card on a shorter piece of elastic! Good to see you having a great time though. Congratulations Beryl, Rosie and Caron! Wonderful! Enjoy whatever is coming your way! xx Love Karen xx

greendragon said...

Simply beautiful.

Annie said...

A lovely card, Sue, simple and so pretty. Oh what a tease you are... Twirling that stamp! Roll on February so we cN see it still!
Congrats to the lucky winners!
Hugs Annie

Sandy H said...

Such a pretty card.

Meg said...

Simple but super Sue.

Margaret O

nzillingworth said...


Heather Rogers said...

This is lovely Sue I love the colour of ink used very striking!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Gail said...

Luvly card and Peaccock Feathers is one of my favourite DI colours xx GailT xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. Beautiful, plain simple and fabulous

Live Tracy from killie xx