Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi guys!  Today's card is one of those that you really need to see in person so I thought it would be perfect for the Wednesday card giveaway!  You know the drill by now, if you want to be included in the drawing for the card, just leave a comment on the blog.  I started with a piece of kraft card and stamped the rose from What Defines Us stamp set all over it.  I used a clear Perfect Medium pad and then heat embossed them in white powder.  Using distress markers, Spun Sugar and Shabby Shutters, I coloured the roses.  Just a little word about that, though, when you colour with markers on kraft card, it doesn't show up until it dries, it just looks like wet card for a few minutes!  But then the colour comes through and it really pops with the white embossing.  After I finished all the colouring, I embossed the background with the Tied Together embossing folder.  I extended the pattern to cover the entire background.  I cut one of the Scalloped Borders two in coconut white card.  I used blush card to make a matching mat layer for it and glued the piece across the bottom portion of the card.  I tied a messy bow out of seam binding and topped it with a hessian (burlap) rose from my craft stash.  For the focal element, I cut the tag from the Vintage Bracket and Label die set eight times.  I crisscrossed the tags to give a pretty round decorative back piece for my sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment from the What Defines US set on to kraft card using a clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed it in white powder and cut it out with the Stately Circles.   I inked through the die with Antique Linen as an accent.   I cut another circle in blush card and slightly offset it behind the sentiment.  I finished the card with a double white mat layer and a handmade stick pin to give it a bit of bling.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 8 1/2" in size.

Now for a bit of a confession... I left a box of cards with a coworker to post out for the card giveaway each week while I am in the States.  I thought I would remember which ones I left her but it seems that I have already posted several of them on other days.  So I thought I could just add in one of them here for a multiple card giveaway!  So included for this drawing is this extra card.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

2 Stunners today. Thinking of Heather and Steph. Good luck for tomorrow Cameeli

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love both but especially the 2nd one!
Clare W

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue didn't think about colouring in on kraft card, looks really good. Great cards today xx

TDQ Karen said...

Great card, I like using the distress markers to colour stamps, gives a great effect x

Helen Jones said...

Both are beautiful cards sue

Unknown said...

Lovely card, different look today. Gorgeous rose!
Marion B x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Love the colours and the rose background is beautiful. Best wishes, Anne O

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. You are spoiling us again! Not 1 but 2 beautiful cards being given away: ) I love both of them, wonderful "What defines us" stamp and hessian flower! Colouring on kraft card reminds me somehow of the "Magic painting" books we had as children. I suppose it's the way the colour apperears as if from nowhere! Good luck for tomorrow Cameeli. Take care.

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue. They are both beautiful cards, but I live the way the roses just pop on the kraft card. Fantastic xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you two beautiful cards on this very wet morning. Take care Kitty.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Two stunning cards today love the first one the roses are great must get that one also where can you get the beautiful stick pin you have used good luck to cameeli for tomorrow thank you Tracy w x

Wacki Macky said...

Morning Sue, love this card and as you say would be better in reality, although the lovely texture is coming through on screen. I'd be so thrilled to receive such a card!

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a truly pretty card, loving the stamped and embossed coloured background, it is so pretty. The colours on the borders and bow etc really complement the kraft card beautifully. Thank you for the tip on colouring on kraft card, I haven't tried it yet but will be aware when I do, thanks to you.
We are truly being 'spoiled' today two stunning cards, I love them both.
Good Luck for tomorrow, Cameeli.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rose in Chester said...

Morning Sue,
the angel is you - giving us such a beautiful card. It's just amazing, I'm warming to this Kraft card more and more. I love everything you have done there.
The second one is completely different - elegant opulence, absolutely wonderful.
Would love to receive any one of these cards but I know I'm not alone in that. Whoever wins these is a very lucky person indeed.
Hugs, Rose

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue and all the crafty crew, two delightful cards and adore the angel sentiment and the bracket borders.
Pam thanks!! and everyone who has sent me luck, I am going to need all the luck tomorrow but I am optimistic. I still have a lousy cold and a sore throat that belongs to the devil!! Just pray it hold out during the presentation!! Steph and anyone else on the blog under the weather I am sending you hugs. Norah belated congratulations for you Anniversary I hope you enjoyed the flowers and hubby should buy you them every week from now on HA HA!! Have a great day.
Cameeli xx

Rachel Taylor said...

Beautiful Sue ! The angel card is very special indeed .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - if you are still in the States I hope you are somewhere out of the snow/ice/and freezing weather.
Two beautiful gifts for today's give away and I cannot think of anyone who wouldn't want to receive either of them.
So I have all my fingers and toes crossed awaiting the good news!
Craft day for me today Yehhhh.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the coloured kraft card and white embossing. Two give aways today, wow you are spoiling us, will have my fingers crossed for sure.
Beverley W

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely cards today. Good tip for colouring on Kraft card, thanks for that. Love the rose stamp. Good luck for tomorrow Cameeli and hope you're feeling better too. I went for a teaching job interview and on the morning completely lost my voice & had to teach a lesson as part of the interview, then unexpectedly the fire alarm went off & I was standing outside in rain & snow for 10 minutes which didn't help - but still got the job, so keep your chin up & just go for it! Steph- hope you're ok . Love to all Alison xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, beautiful cards, but my favourite is the rose card. What a lovely sentiment. Anyone would love to own one of these cards, and I think the rose one would be lovely in a box frame. Bx

Maria I said...

Love both cards you spoil us again i would love to win them as it is my birthday today xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card today. Love the colouring in Kraft card - had not thought of that.
Loving card two also.
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue. and love the burlap rose. Would never have thought of colouring kraft card and it really looks lovely.
Thanks for the two chances of winning.

'P' in Wales

Cameeli - what a time to get a rotten cold - guess you won't have time to call in tomorrow early, so wishing you all the luck in the world. Go for it, girl!!

Unknown said...

Morning Sue well what can i say. Wow two stunning cards i love the both i eould love to recieve anyone one them and itwould be looked after. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
WOW 2 cards - "You Are Such An Angel"!!!

Thank you.
Sheila x

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue both cards are gorgeous thank you for the chance to win one of them. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Would love to see a kraft card in person as I've never been tempted to use it until seeing this one! Love how you've used the rose stamp and the tip for colouring the card.x

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all the followers. Great cards this morning. Will have to try colouring on Kraft card. Have a great day. Sally x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue. Absolutely love the card with the bracket dies on, these are one of my favourite dies. Nicola x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
First I would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes yesterday you are such an amazing group of people. Everything went fine at hospital, Nora wouldn't it have been funny if we had both turned up at the same hospital? Steph hope your feeling better today after your treatment.
Now back to today's card, again I would never have thought of colouring onto Kraft card you give us so many brilliant ideas Sue. I love the burlap flower which reminded me that I have them and had forgotten about them. I would love to receive any of today's cards they are both fabulous. Good luck Cameeli
Hugs x
Heather T

JAO said...

Interesting mix this morning Sue.

Aspiring crafter said...

Hi Sue,
Again another beautiful card -one which would take pride of place!
The extra giveaway is also stunning-opulent I think is the word!
Thanks so much -have a great day ,

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Two cards that is spoiling us. I have got some Kraft card so must try making more use of it. Both amazing cards.

Love Rosemarie xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love both the cards, the roses look lovely on the kraft card.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous cards Sue love the colours on the first one xx hazel

Rosie said...

I would love to win, especially to see the first card close up and really look at the colours, the scalloped borders and burlap flower.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Both beautiful cards today really like the burlap flower and the stick pin did you make the pin??
This one is just gorgeous.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue everyone.
Love the coloured roses. I thought it was a pre done background but that's amazing.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Morning Wonderful Sue, Morning Wonderful Wilsonettes. I also want to say to Cameeli that I shall be thinking of you tomorrow at your interview and hope the angels take over your voice and kick that devil from your throat ! I suppose they wouldnt be such angelic angels though if they stuck the boot in ! Anyway hon, lots of luck.
Heather, stand back from that GC or invest in cricket pads for your legs (who said crafting had to be glam) : )
Thank you Sue for the chance of receiving two magnificant W.O.W's (Wonders of Wilson) both beautiful in different ways. I've never used craft card but will now and thank you for the tip of the colours not showing straight away, not knowing that I may have filed it under 'B' ! So I'll remember that.
Heads down and no stopping today after my lazy naughty do nothing day yesterday ! And I must experiment with my silicone mat and pricking ruler to save the pain in my hands. On that subject - try and get your ruler and pricking tool from the same store to make sure you get the correct 1 as it is quite fine, nothing worse than getting tools home, feeling all excited to get going only to find the two wont get on !!! Those pesky flakes loved me until I got them home, the Gremlins have nothing in comparrison to guilding flakes, multi-coloured devil's in disguise : 0
Hope all you lovely ladies have a day you wish for and are well. Sue, hope they arn't working you too hard and making the most of the wonderful Florida sun.
Love you all.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I really appreciated the close up pictures of this card, it is absolutely lovely plus the additional one you put in! I must admit though I still have not had the nerve to use kraft card but I do like it! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

auscrafts said...

never thought about colouring in on kraft card,it looks really good.and love the hessian rose

TOB said...

I have Kraft card and never knew it could look so beautiful. I will definitely be looking to use it now. Love both cards the gilding flakes are great but like Steph mine go everywhere they shouldn't, maybe I'm just a
messy crafter. Take Care hugs Theresa x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, OH! We are So Lucky "Two Stunning Cards" I really love the main Card, I love the Rose Stamped on Kraft Card the heat embossed in white just Stunning, Fablous Sentiment, I so love how you've created the Focal Point it's so pretty and unusual, then using my favorite Vintage Bracket Dies, I Love the Flower and your wonderful Stick Pin! In fact it's a Truly Awesome Card.
The Second Card is so Rich and Opulent and Colours I just Love just Fantastic!!!!
Thanks for such great Cards Sue.
Good Luck to the recipient.
Lancashire Steph I really hope your feeling much better, and Cameeli Good Luck For Tomorrow!
Love and hugs from Sam x
Have a great day all.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, love both the cards and thank you. Never used Kraft card so must get some and give it a go. Have a good day.

Love June

yvette said...

Stunning card! But then again, all your cards are stunning. I love the white emboos en pop of color on the kraft card!! Thank you for such an inspiring blog, I have been looking at it every day for 2 years orso now!

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue absolutely wonderful cards today , they are both so stunning. Thanks for tip on kraft card, not used it like that but useful info if I do, and the hessian bow is so sweet. Good luck Cameeli for interview, hope alls well with everyone, take care x

hollyberry said...

Love todays card,something a little different and as ever your colouring is immaculate!

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Wow! a double give-away thank Sue you are the angel. Love the stamping and colouring on the kraft card, it's stunning, love it all.
Second card is equally beautiful.
Have a good day.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue both of these cards are lovely but I love the main card and the coloured craft card has a beautiful effect. It looks like to sheet of patterned backing paper. Helen xx

gwen70 said...

2 beautiful cards today Sue love them both, someone will be lucky

Marion said...

Hi Sue I guess im in the minority here but i dont like kraft card.
i prefer the second card .
Marion H

karenlotty said...

Who'd hav thought to colour in Kraft card! Only the brill Sue W I love the way it colours but subtly. Good luck Carmeeli Everyone else take care x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW both cards are stunning, good luck to the lucky winner
Carol x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Two lovely cards, they are both great! I really like Kraft card, but never seem to use it enough.
Anyone would love to receive either of these cards. So good luck everyone!
Gail Cx said...

Great background - really like the coloured roses on the craft card, and the little hessian rose! Thanks for giving us a chance to win it, Susan x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue 2 great cards. Love them both
Denise X

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Lovely cards. Technique on the Kraft card gives a great look. Reminds me of vintage. They are great.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. These are both lovely cards and so different. You are such a clever lady. Love the hessian flower. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Anonymous said...

SUE-PERB!! again Sue, and there's me thinking I'm a bit organised some days....NO WAY. When I think of all you have to organise especially when you are away for so long....I must go for a lie down in a quiet dark room!! Thanks ever so much. Mabex

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love both cards so pretty ,love Jean Z xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, A double wowy today , two beauties, I have never been fond of kraft card but I think you are converting me the rose stamp is lovely and those wonderful border dies and hessian flower adds that special touch. The second card is so very striking and rich absolutely beautiful, we are very spoilt today. Thanks Sue so much.

Cameeli all the best for tomorrow keeping everything crossed for you and Steph so pleased to see your back on top form today , hope everyone has a good day today.

Hugs from a very wet Normandy
Jean D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Super card love the flower

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Well you're spoiling us today. Both cards are lovely and I have my fingers crossed.
Erica x

Unknown said...

Two beautiful cards you really spoil us Sue lol!
Keeping my fingers crossed.
Hugs Sue x

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card for today colours are lovely it all goes together stunning Sue .X
The 2nd is nice but I like the 1st . Happy Crafting Sue ...

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
You are the angel for giving away two of your beautiful cards. Love the kraft card with the beautiful coloured rose background, thanks for the tip on colouring kraft card, and the hessian rose
Heather and Steph glad you're both ok and good luck Camelli with the interview
Best wishes, Pat

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Both cards are so beautiful and any card from you would be something to treasure so I thank heavens I wouldn't have to pick one if I won. Thank you for your kindness and now I shall have to cross everything! Lol!

Love Sheila xx

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Sue i maybe being dense here, but what colour did you use around the outside of the flowers as i couldn't see it listed or have you done something else to the edge of the flowers other than the white embossing powder? Being nosey -sorry.
I'm not that sure on the craft card yet but everyone seems to love it, so just me being odder than normal. My favourite part is the border which is so beautiful and i think that i might just have the border...Hooray at last i might have the makings of your card. The fire and ice technique of the 2nd one is really growing on me. This card is so lovely that i think i might have a stab at this one, although like Steph i shall have to shake the gilding flakes at the picture saying to them that they could look that good if they behave. I have all the components just different stamps, embossing folders, and dies but as i say i have all the components, just not in the same shapes or designs as you.
Cameeli flower, i will not be up at the time you set off tomorrow, but i wish you all the luck in the world that you land your dream. Don't beat yourself up if you think later why did i say that... because it sounded right. You have a huge following little band right here putting up that wee word in his left ear and with all our fingers and anything else that we can crossed for you, willing you to succeed. Good Luck flower.
Killie Tracey, i normally go on the Sunday because you can get some good bargains as they don't want to cart them back home, but you can be sure that i will be there in my little scooter and friend in tow. It would be great to meet up with you, that's if we ever get down on the lift to the bottom with that new car park (nightmare). This is my trip that i look forward to from one show to another even if i only have a few pounds to spend. I will try not to demolish the stands this year, unlike last. I went into see that Cardio Stamps last year, only they had their table cloth trailing the floor. Well what can i say, it was fine driving over it, but it caught on my wheels when i tried to come out again and dragged all the lassies stuff onto the ground. What didn't help mattes was that no one behind would move out of the way to let me out, so hey ho... scramble.
Heather flower, thankfully my season ticket for the Infirmary lapsed with Stirling and Falkirk. And i am hoping that it doesn't start back up again with Larbert, sorry Forth Valley Royal. (It's still Larbert, although a posh one, to me).
Well, that's me for today from my Ochils and me, bye, take care everyone and hopefully i'll see you tomorrow. One of these days my dyslexic fingers are going to behave and type accurately so i don't need to go back over and sort it all before posting,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Unknown said...

Really love kraft card,but never thought about it being made feminine and it looks stunning! the burlap flower goes particularly well with this look, I just love it .i do like the second card also It is in complete contrast to the first one.Warm Hugs to all who need them!

Sharon Noble said...

Good morning Sue , what a stunning card totally love your work xxx

Unknown said...

Wow Sue, two beautiful cards, the colouring on the Kraft card looks fantastic, and as you say really pops out. xx

Joan D said...

Oh really being spoilt today Sue. Would love either of the cards. The first one almost looks like a flock feel to it. Maybe it looks different in real life so to speak, but both cards are stunning. Thank you for the chance to win one. Akers care. X x x

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
Two amazing cards today.x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What 2 stunning cards today I love the flower on the 1st one .. thanks sue for the inspiration. Hugs sarah xxx

SHARICA said...

Morning Sue ... xx Another 2 great cards for us today :)

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Wow! Both of these cards are absolutely stunning! Thank you for the tip on the distress markers. I love the way you have done the background with the stamping and then embossing.
The second card is so gorgeous and sparkly. Who wouldn't want to own one of these?! Fingers crossed. Thanks for sharing.

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

I'm just loving both of your cards today. Fortunately, what you have called a mistake is going to make one lucky person extremely happy! I believe this is what is known as "happenstance". Thank you for sharing these with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two for one again today, both are beautiful and I can't choose between them. Hope all goes well for you Camelli tomorrow, and best wishes to everyone who has been on the wars!. Take care, Jess xx

Lacelady said...

Sensational, I do hope I will be included in this draw, the idea of winning two is incredible. I love them both, and what's more, I'm chuffed that I already have some kraft card.

Roisin said...

Good morning Sue......beautiful cards as always......I'd love to win either of them but I particularly love the second one as I did when I saw it first your "fire and ice" technique.
Have a great day and thanks for sharing.


Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Two stunners today that you are giving away. How lucky are we. Thanks for the tip about the kraft card, might even go and buy some now. Sorry Heather forgot to say good luck at the hospital with your leg. But I'm glad all is ok. hope you are feeling better Steph after your treatment. And good luck Cameeli on your interview tomorrow. You will probably be on your way by the time I post tomorrow. I also have trouble with my fingers Nora. My brain knows what I want to say, but my fingers have other ideas.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, well I think the angel is you !! Lovely effect with the embossing and colouring on kraft card, love from Jackie D

Kate's Cards said...

I love the colours you have used. The hints of green lift the browns really well.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Hi everyone! From a very damp and dreary corner of Lancashire! Thank goodness for your blog , Sue! It has an uplifting effect on all of us I think! I'm sorry but the picture of crafting wearing cricket pads was just too much,
I was in fits of laughter.

All the best for tomorrow Cameeli . So many people thinking of you. Trust it helps to know that.

Steph, so pleased you back on form - it doesn't take you long !

Sue, I love today's cards . Thanks for giving two - how kind! I have Kraft card but somehow I'm never really happy using it for cards! All that has just changed I think! As has been said already I would never have thought of stamping/embossing/colouring it! It looks lovely. Thanks for the colouring tips too. I bought some hat pins from Julia - the ones you make yourself - they are fairly thick but such fun to make and you can use any old or broken necklace bits.

Love to all,

Jill Liddle said...

Both are stunning cards. Love the different look with coloued craft card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, would never have thought of colouring on Kraft card. Both cards are WOW factors and would be given pride of place in my home if I was to be a lucky winner!
ValC xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards which are so different. Beautiful flowers on the first card which to me has a rustic look. The second card beautiful elegant white, black & gold with I think your fire and ice technique.

Nikkinoo said...

Morning Sue
That are lovely cards, particularly like the first one!

Maryann Laursen said...

Both cards are so beautiful today Sue, Really stunners and especially the colors on the last one is soo amazing.

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
Today's card is absolutely stunning and the extra one you have popped in is equally stunning, I would certainly love to give either of these cards a loving and caring home !!!
Hope you are well and enjoying life.
Take Care, love Brenda xxx

Unknown said...

A couple of great cards, the effect of colouring the kraft card is something I hadn't thought of.

CraftyJo said...

Two very pretty cards Sue and thanks for the hint about colouring on kraft - very useful.

Unknown said...

Both very pretty cards this morning Sue, but I think I prefer the second one the best.Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Unknown said...

This is lovely Sue, super excited about the double card giveaway :-D

I really like the overall feel of the card, beautiful, getting the border dies soon hehe.

Diane from Glasgow xx

SerenePolly said...

Hi Sue

Both lovely - more to add to my 'to do' list!!!!!!

I haste!


Unknown said...

Wow! Both are stunning someone is going to be very happy! !

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

weefortune said...

2 Beautiful cards would be ecstatic to receive either, have a lovely day Elaine x

Marianna Hammer said...

How lovely today's card is!
But the Best Wishes card... That is one of my all time favorites!!! I doubt if I could ever be so lucky to win that. But if I did, I would be over the moon.
Have a wonderful wednesday.

Marianna Hammer said...

How lovely today's card is!
But the Best Wishes card... That is one of my all time favorites!!! I doubt if I could ever be so lucky to win that. But if I did, I would be over the moon.
Have a wonderful wednesday.

Cassieajh said...

Such a fantastic way to use Kraft card I have some I have never used waiting for inspiration, Sue I think you have just given me that push I needed, Thank You.x

I hope your Mom is in better health especially with you visiting her. Hugs Allison x

JESSIE said...


Unknown said...

Lovely card Sue, beautiful subtle colours which work very well together.
Love the burlap hessian flower, very rustic looking

Beautiful as always

crafty Hugs

Haze xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Two stunning cards today. love them both. Did not even think of colouring on kraft card, it looks beautiful, thank you for the tip. Love the hatpin and the burlap flower. Like Myra I got some bare pins from Julia, now on the hunt for some beads.
Heather and Steph glad you are both well. Norah bless you, you make me smile.
Cameeli good luck for tomorrow, you will overcome the cold and sore throat with a brilliant presentation, you go girl!!!!
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Meg Owen said...

Lovely cards Sue and lucky person who wins them.
Lots of my crafty things are still packed away after clearing my dining table for Christmas!! But I'll have to start sorting through to find my dies and stuff.
Longing to buy some border dies but still saving up for them and birthday is not until August which is too long to wait.

Margaret O

loftylass said...

Hi Sue... two gorgeous cards up for grabs today... how lucky are we. I love the burlap flower. Haven't tried painting on craft card and it looks stunning... so another one for my technique list. tfs
Heather W

nannapat said...

Lovely cards Sue, the roses are so pretty. Two chances to win as well - thank you so much. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Sue, you are so talented,hope you are coming to Create and Crafts soon

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
All this is new to me but what a delight to see your work. I am amazed at the work that goes into your backgrounds which really make your focal point stand out.

Thanks for all the hardwork on the Ytube videos. So inspirational and proffessional.


disneyobssesed said...

Two beautiful stunning cards Sue, you are amazing.

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,

Both cards are so elegant. X

Pattyb said...

These are both such beautiful cards, Sue! I would be proud to receive either one. I love your techniques!
Have fun in the states! I'm waving to you from Ohio!

callalilycrafts said...

I just found your blog the other day. What an amazing and talented lady you are. I am having a good time looking and studying your techniques. Thank you for sharing your God-given talents with the rest of us.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

WOW again. Seem to say that most days but its true. Love both cards. Thank you.

Hope Steph, Heather, Norah and all other Wilsonettes are feeling a lot better today.

Good luck Cameeli for tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Tina said...

Hi Sue

Such a beautiful card today, it has a real sunshine feel about it, and my goodness we could do with it. I love the shadowing around the flowers it gives a misty look to them. Your 2nd card is stunning, I think that might have been the word I used when it was first shown to us not so long ago. I think there are going to be 2 very lucky winners this week to own either of these beautiful cards.

Good luck for tomorrow Cameeli, I hope your wish comes true.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue two wonderful giveaway cards today we are so lucky to have such a generous leader thank you.
I just love the first card love the stamping & the colouring on craft card looks beautiful with the tied together folder.
The border bracket's at the bottom with that gorgeous burlap flower & your lovely stick pin so pretty.
The second card is also gorgeous love the fire & ice technique both amazing.
Love Lynda Brock xx

Steph glad your feeling better & good luck with the devil gilding flakes I love reading your blog xxx

Camille good luck for tomorrow got fingers & toes crossed for you xx

Norah you did make me smile today bless you xx

Love to all Wilsonettes have a great crafty day xx

Chloe's Nan said...

As always, lovely cards Sue. You are a very talented lady xx

3362. Jan said...

Hi Sue. The more I see of Kraft card,the more I am liking it. Just love the colours in today's card.
Now off to shop!! Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

hotpotato said...

Ha ha, your forgetfulness is our gain Sue......can you do it again next week!?

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

You always manage to come up with new ideas, colouring on kraft card, what a great idea.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards! Love your videos.

jane stillman said...

Fabulous colour combo Sue and love the die cuts and sentiment x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely warm and rich looking cards with a good sprinkling of beautiful luxury, love them both.
Thank you so much for my card from last Wednesday it has arrived safely and is so much more beautiful than on the blog if is absolutely fabulous, I will treasure it. So wonderful that you took the time and trouble to sign it, thank you so much Sue. Both our corgis were thrilled to see the card you will be pleased to know Steph, and no they did not try to eat it the moment it came through the letterbox!
I do hope Steph and Heather are feeling better you are in my thoughts. Good luck Cameeli tomorrow.
Enjoy the sunshine Sue, it is trying to snow over here!
Margaret corgi owner

Unknown said...

Hi sue and gang. 2 stunning cards but I love the second one best. Love the wee flower!!!

Norah: OMG I was in stitches reading your post I could just imagine it you on your wee scooter lol. Ill try go on the sun but might be goin on the fri. Hubby takin me up north a few days for ma big birthday and won't complain about me spending at the craft fair might drag him along with me lol. It's the only one I goto as it lands on my birthday week I can buy what I like without him moaning about it. Last time I went on the sun tho there was hardly anything left by the time I got there!!

Annie said...

Both beauties, Sue. Adore the burlap flower and the roses. I will try colour on my kraft card, it looks fabulous!

Howdy said...

Delicious cards. Again!

SusanP, Kent said...

Wow, the colouring on the Kraft card is a different look. I like it very much. The second card is very elegant - black and gold do love each other don't they?

Carol H said...

Hi Sue,
Love both the cards today, haven't tried the kraft card myself, I am not sure about it but, it looks great on this card. Might have to get some and try it. Thank you for your dedication to this site.
Hugs Carol.

ohjay said...

love both the cards would like to win on then I can show it to all my crafty friends xx

Jacquie Jacobs said...

This is stunning Sue,love the design and colours, so beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Pamela said...

Lovely card yet again Sue

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue - late blogging today as I spent the morning watching the tennis then rushed off to play golf! Both cards are exquisite - to date have not used craft card but I suppose I really should give it a go! To be quite honest it never did appeal to me but your cards using it, always look beautiful! Would be lovely to win then I could really check it out! Many thanks again
Janette xx

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue - late blogging today as I spent the morning watching the tennis then rushed off to play golf! Both cards are exquisite - to date have not used craft card but I suppose I really should give it a go! To be quite honest it never did appeal to me but your cards using it, always look beautiful! Would be lovely to win then I could really check it out! Many thanks again
Janette xx

kimberley said...

Like the look of this one-hadn't thought of colouring on kraft card but it looks very rustic,take care,x.

kimberley said...

Like the look of this one-hadn't thought of colouring on kraft card but it looks very rustic,take care,x.

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Where does the time go??
You are being very generous with your Wed giveaway
Your cards are beautiful and I love them both
Your second card looks so opulent
Good luck to everyone commenting today
You Take Care Sue
Theresa x

nuttinanni said...

Pretty pretty cards. Haven't used kraft card before but will now try it out as got some in a goody bag recently bought. hugs Cheryl xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Where does the time go??
You are being very generous with your Wed giveaway
Your cards are beautiful and I love them both
Your second card looks so opulent
Good luck to everyone commenting today
You Take Care Sue
Theresa x

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, Me thinks that Sue is after all Human, she has mixed up some cards made weeks ago, and so for her error We get another chance of winning a Wilson original, what wonderful bad luck.
I would love either of the cards but the first would just pip the post as its more complex.
X Ros

Victoria said...

What a pair of beauties. You're spoiling us Sue! They contain some of my favourite elements - Kraft card, forked sentiments and beautiful flowers. Fantastic.

Julsb said...

Beautiful cards, hadn't thought of using colors on.kraft cards before. Usually just use to mat and layer. Thanks Sue. JB xxxxx

Ita said...

Hi Sue love the 2 cards the second one I like best.

Unknown said...

wow a chance to get a twofer. both cards are gorgeous as always Sue but I love the effect of the distress markers on Kraft card, this I need to try.
Good luck to one and all
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, two stunners today. Love the kraft card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

liz spooner said...

I love your blog Sue and visit it daily for inspiration. Thankyou and best wishes Liz Spooner.xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning cards. Love the kraft card ive never tried it myself but its on my list to try. I thought you had used a background paper, it looks so decorative.
Alison B. x

Janice K said...

Two beautiful cards, I'm really surprised to see how the colour of the promarkers 'pop' from the kraft card, I'll have to have a go at this myself. Thank you for the great inspiration. x

Unknown said...

sorry Sue I am not quite so keen on the colours of this one but again good ideas that I could adapted. I found out that I can click on the image and enlarge it just to get a closer look.

Magzeeann said...

Two really beautiful cards today ~ many thanks for the inspiration they give.
Maggie x

Unknown said...

Two gorgeous cards yet again. I particularly like the black and gold. Head full of inspiration, thank you.
Jo x

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful, would love to win one of these


Gail said...

Wow what an unusual card and colour combo but it really works and luv the flower and stick-pin xx and what a fab twofer for someone to win xx GailT xx

Joanne K said...

Wos, two very striking yet very different cards today. I think I prefer the 2nd one. Kind regards Joanne K x

Laura O said...

love the flower from hessian so different .Laura O

Shirley Murdoch said...

Gorgeous cards Sue. The blush card is heavenly, so delicate looking x

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Hi Sue
Wow two cards, what a wonderful win that is!! Thanks for the background techniques, looking forward to putting them to use. Both cards are beautiful. Like the technique too of using the labels to form the circle! Karen

Dawn said...

The cards are beautiful as usual Sue. GOSH! l just love the 2nd one as I've not used Kraft paper or card before - in fact l have never even seen it living here. l shall buy some next time home in England. Hugs Dawn xx

Jane said...

Just lovely very pretty.

Jane xx

Jane said...

Just lovely very pretty.

Jane xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
What a treat two Absolutely Stunning cards.Whoever wins these cards are extremely lucky..
Take care
Hazel G x

Christine B. said...

Stunning card, love your colouring on kraft card with the white embossing.
Your such an inspiration. Hugs x ChrisB

janet said...

That makes a nice change of pace. I do like the idea of the hessian flower. I suppose it started as a strip of hessian -or was it cut out from a circle?
Hope my number is drawn this week so I can check it out!!
Janet (in Kent)

janet said...

That makes a nice change of pace. I do like the idea of the hessian flower. I suppose it started as a strip of hessian -or was it cut out from a circle?
Hope my number is drawn this week so I can check it out!!
Janet (in Kent)

JanieG said...

Just fabulous - I love the colours and textures - another beauty Sue
thank you


Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards would love to receive either love the hessian flower different texture.

samantha wade said...

hi, love both cards, we are so lucky to have the chance to win a card,i look forward to saturday with the hope to win, one day, thanks, x sam

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, an extra special treat of two cards - fabulous. Both are beautiful but the 2nd is my favourite, it's very opulent.

Alice xx

Sandy H. said...

Two lovely cards - someone is going to be very lucky. The hessian flower is gorgeous. You come up with such fantastic ideas.

Anonymous said...

Two lovely card today. Love that rose stamp as its my fav flower. The colouring in really makes them stand out. Rose and ribbon look great adds texture to card. The stick pin is pretty. The only thing I would possibly change would be the kraft but that's he being very fussy.
Kayleigh B x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Day late (migraine), love the Kraft background, thanks for the colouring tip :-) very sweet card and sentiment, loving the burlap flower too.
Donna Jones

Theresa said...

sorry i'm late but yesterday had a leaving do for 2 of my colleagues that are off to canada so i never went anywhere near my computer. anyway coming to card i love the way you have used kraft card. notice that you also outlined the flowers, what did you use there please? i really love that 2nd card....elegant, lush and distressed all at the same time. hugs xx

Unknown said...

Love the effect of colouring on kraft will definitely try it.
Helen Bx

Barbara said...

Two gorgeous cards, would love to win them!!!