Monday, 24 February 2014

Spanish Background

 Morning all!  I think this is my favourite sample from the Coffee Cup set from Justrite.  I absolutely love the Background die from the Spanish Collection and I think it makes a beautifully detailed background for this card.  All of the backgrounds in my new die line have been designed without an outside cutting edge.  The reason for that is so you can decide just how wide of a border you would like for your project.  I love to mount backgrounds up with foam and sometimes there is very little room to do this easily.  I cut this background and left a nice border, enough room for both mounting foam and a pierced edge accent.  I ran a bead of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue around the edge and sugared it with Iced Snow for a little bit of bling.  I stamped my sentiment using a black Archival ink pad and cut it out with the California Collection Decorative Frames Set B.  This is another of my favourites as it is large enough for just about any sentiment or stamped images, but has a really pretty decorative edge to it.  While still in the die, I inked it with Shaded Lilac distress ink.  I do have to say that in real life, this card matches nicely but lavender and purples sometimes photograph as different shades of blue so it does look like I have used a different colour for the coffee cut.  I stamped the coffee cup in black and coloured it with the matching Shaded Lilac Distress Marker and Tattered Rose for the flower and then fussy cut the image.  I mounted it with foam just below my sentiment.  I tied a messy bow with mauve seam binding and added a small pearl embellishment to the centre and two fancy stick pins that I made (I made a bunch of these in all sorts of colours so you will be seeing them quite often.).  I mounted the background over a piece of pale lavender card for just a hint of colour peeking out through the background.  A double white mat with a pierced inner frame finished off the card.  This is just the sort of card I would love to give or receive!  Finished dimensions are 6" x 8" in size.

Now to announce the winner of the new Creative Expressions project book!  The winner is:

Cinders61 (Gillian)!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your project book!  All for now, Sue x


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Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good Morning Sue, what a stunning card!! love the Spanish collection congrats Cinders
I watched the who of tool shed yesterday and sent an e-mail but they did not use it, not sue why.
never mind will try again next time
have a great day
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

Beautiful card love the background. Congrats to Gillian

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue Thank you for the show yesterday brilliant The card is lovely,congrats to cinders. Take care all Kitty

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous background die and yet another beautiful card.
Great show yesterday, Sue, and Debbie really good as presenter - let you talk and do lots of demos!
As ever, wonderful samples and new ideas. Thanks to you, can now do proper piercing - it's all in the know how!!

'P' in Wales
Well done, Cinders.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card , love the lilac. Great show yesterday , the samples as ever were fantastic. Can't wait for my goodies to arrive . Lol lynne m & fur babies x x x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card yesterday show was really great loved the demos can not wait for my coffee stamp to come so I can get crafting thanks Tracy w x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Like the card very much, really like the background die. I still have some of your show yesterday to watch.
Gail Cx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, another beautiful card, loving the background Die which I do not have .......... at the moment!!!
Brilliant show yesterday, super demos. Just not enough time to see all the wonderful things and ideas you have to show us.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers. Great card. This morning. Love the card. The. Background die is stunning. Enjoyed the show yesterday.

Sally x

Cinders61 said...

Oh my goodness. How fabulous to see I have been selected! I am really excited to see this project book. Thank you so much. I loved your shows yesterday, Sue. It is wonderful to have you back on our screens. I am still so undecided as to which of your fabulous dies I need to buy first! Have a great day. Gillian x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Fantastic show yesterday,loved everything but I'm waiting for your new embossing folders! It was very difficult sitting on the credit card after seeing your wonderful samples. Congratulations Cinders on your win.

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue,
Well done to Cinders.
Fantastic show yesterday Sue - it's like having a masterclass. All the fab techniques in 2 hours. Can't wait for my butterfly, rose and hydrangea + the labels 7 die to arrive. Want to give the fire + ice technique a go! Shame I have to go to work!!!
Sheila x

Maggie Phillips said...

This card is absolutely stunning,I would be overjoyed if ever I received one like this! I have the background die so will have to try something similar. Loved the show yesterday~super demo's, THANK YOU Sue! Well done Gillian on winning the project book.
Maggie x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I really love this stamp and it looked even better on yesterday's show. Love this card. Congratulations to Cinders, what a lucky lady.
Beverley W

Rachel Taylor said...

Wonderful card and lovely to see you yesterday ,you were so inspiring !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Maria Illsley said...

Congratulations on you show yesterday.
What a fabulous card xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is really gorgeous, everything ticks the boxes for me, but especially the colouring and the sentiment. The show was brilliant yesterday, loved all the samples and the demo's. I am going to try the faux Josephs coat this week, hope it is as good as yours. Well done Gillian on winning the book. Bx

Annie said...

Beautiful card, Sue. Loved the show yesterday and was so pleased you had Debbie, one of the very few who don't talk over the guest - it was 2 wonderful hours - thank you and thank you Debbie!
Have a good week everyone and congrats to the lucky winner.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I certainly would love to receive this card. It's fabulous! Really enjoyed the show yesterday. The samples were gorgeous as always. Please, please, please could you make a background die like this one to fit a 6x6 card? Thanks for sharing.

TDQ Karen said...

Loved the shows yesterday and this card too is just stunning now I have so many ideas to try xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card lovin the "cup" stamp background is just lovely.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Fabulous Toolshed shows yesterday, pity about the later one, as I could watch you demo all day !!
Congratulations to Gillian, you lucky girlie.
This card is stunning, loving the lilac and white colour combo, and the background die is fabulous, as is the fussy cut teacup and saucer, a stunning card. I'm adoring your handmade stick pins, Sue, really beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Hazel said...

Fabulous card Sue, and a great show yesterday. Hazel x

sonia said...

Hi. Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours, and your dies.......the more I see them used makes it so much more difficult to choose which ones to buy first!! Your stick pins are gorgeous too. May have to try making some of those. Well done to the winner :-) xxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue thank you so much for a wonderful two hours yesterday, again with wonderful samples and beautiful techniques, and luckily you had a presenter that let you get on with you job. This on is gorgeous. Hope you find time to put your feet up today. Edwina

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonettes
Today's card is so pretty I love the background die and the fact that you can decide how thick you want the border to be. I'm waiting for set A and set B to arrive, hopefully they will come today. Your pins are absolutely beautiful and really finish off the card. I wrote you an e mail too but unfortunately it didn't get read out, I'll try next time. I only got to see the last half hour of your show because I had to go out and got stuck in traffic. Good job I recorded it, but I did get to see some of your gorgeous samples and a couple of demos. You are brave using a BLACK ink pad over your faux Joseph's Coat technique but it works lol. I will be watching the recordings later today but it was lovely to see you on our screens again.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

PS forgot to say congratulations to cinders.
Heather T

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue and all. Wow Sue this card is absolutly stunning. Im not a stamper but I want these stamps. Im waiting for my dies to come. Them I will be having ago at this card. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card, every single element of it, not least the gorgeous background die.
Starts with B ends with L - now what could that be?
Hugs, Rose

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
What a lovely card , I really like the background die and did not realise about the outside cutting edge-clever you!
Have had my eye on this particular one!
The show was great yesterday and all the demos were super and some gorgeous cards.
I was glad to see a few of them had your new dies showcased behind the stamping.
Take care Sue and well done Gillian for winning.

ang said...

Gorgeous card so clean and elegant. Managed to catch the show yesterday full of such great inspiration,will have a go at some of the techniques you used. Did email a pic with my attempt at piercing but did not show it angxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - well you did it again! Fab show, great demos and I thought you and Debbie were a great combo. Never seen the Joseph's coat technique before - amazing - want to try that. They showed hubby's valentines card I made based on your design with Kim's garter idea added in.

Love today's card - so pretty. Going to start the Mother's Day card today - not sure what design yet - maybe I will be inspired as I go (hopefully!)
Clare W

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Love this card, very much up my street. Wish I could buy everything to use. Your show was great yesterday, loved the demos.

Nanny Jo said...

Hi, was great to see you back on our screens! Despite sitting on my hands, I found myself buying this very stamp set! Don't know how that happened.... lol Welcome home :) Jo x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous colours for a really stunning card Sue, definitely a winner for me.xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love your background die.
Donna Jones

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue fabulous card Sue, all your dies are so beautiful and like most would love them all. Enjoyed your shows yesterday and the sets were beautiful. Congratulations to Cinders x

Elspeth said...

Hi, love this card. Great colours and love the background.
Many thanks for my stamp set which I won in the draw, as a relatively new crafter all I need to do now is learn to stamp!

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely designs with us. Such a beautiful card. X

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card with my favourite colour in it.
Congratulations to Gillian on winning the book.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

karenlotty said...

Congrats Cinders! I really like the background dies in all of the collections to have brought out and the embossing folders and the strip lets and the finishing touches How on earth am Igoing to choose what to buy!

Shirley Terretta said...

HI Sue,

I too love the background die, must have it!!!

Yorkielass - many thanks for welcoming me back. Much appreciated.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue
Had unexpected visitors yesterday, much to my annoyance as I couldn't watch the shows live. I have recorded them and will watch later. Beautiful card today and love the colours
Love and Hugs
Dawn Searle xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for starting my week with a beautiful gift.
I love the background of today -though I didn't buy it -but of course it's on the list!!
I bought the coffee cup and the daisy stamps yesterday and just cannot wait for them to arrive as I have just the person in mind who would love to receive the 'cup'. Today's sentiment is so true.
So I can confidently say that I love everything about today's gift.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this background, a great idea to be able to choose the width of the boarder. Lovely card. Yesterdays shows were great. Debbie is one of my favourite presenters, she always gets the balance right. Hope you are able to have a rest this week.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. What a great show yesterday loads of demos and the samples were gorgeous. The card today is a beauty and your hat pins are stunning. Congrats to Gillian on winning the book. Hope you have some free time today to relax sue as i don't know where you find all your energy from but i wish i had some of it. Take Care.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a beautiful card and great shows on tv yesterday. Love this Spanish die and it will now go to the top of my buying list! Best wishes

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is another beauty! Love every element including your colour choice. Isn't it strange how the lilac/purples show as blue! I can understand why the background is one of your favourites. It really is perfect, and thanks for leaving the edge uncut, hadn't thought about why. Should have known there was a good reason shouldn't I : ) I loved the show yesterday, Debbie is such a great presenter, she lets you talk and demo as much as possible, your samples were and you managed to get a lot done in those two hours, thank you. I always wonder how many emails the show gets when you are on, I'm sure most of us Wilsonettes email in if we are able. I know I always do. The whole show would just be about emails if they were to read all of yours out Sue wouldn't it : ) Congratulations to Cinders61. Take care.

Karen Stafford said...

What a lovely card, have recorded yesterdays show to watch in peace today now the children are back to school! Must invest in the seam binding, like the messy bows. xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card - every single thing about it! The background is stunning and what a clever idea not to have a cutting edge on the die - on a very inspired crafter would have thought of that! Loved the shows yesterday and nearly died when you got the black soot ink pad out and covered those gorgeous colours but wow did it work. Have heard of Faux Jacob's Coat but never knew what it was! Well done to Gillian ( Cinders 61) -that is a fantastic prize. Love to all, Alison xx

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue I love this card and all your dies. Congrats to Cinders. I was able to watch your show yesterday in perfect peace as my husband went out. Look forward to seeing you again soon I hope. Helen xx

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
Today's card is just gorgeous, I love the die cuts and the colours, it's a sort of card I would really love to receive and would be treasured.
I have ordered this background die also the Italian background + two others (The other dies I would like have to go on the WishList for now) hopefully they will arrive today or tomorrow and I can start using them.
Congratulations Gillian I'm sure you enjoy the new project book, they are a brilliant source of inspiration.
Hope everyone has a good day, take care Sue, Love Brenda

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Stunning card. Love the background die. X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Just loved this stunning a with the cup on it. Loved the background stamp also. I also watched Tool Shed but they must have had a lot of e-mails as mine wasn't read out.The show was very good.
Carol x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card it is
beautiful and love the lilac colours
not had time to watch the toolshed
shows yet hope to get to them today.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue gorgeous card love the Spanish collection.
Loved the show, nice to see you back on our screen again
We have all missed seeing you. Sophy n Gran

Marion said...

HI Sue like the background of the card but not the big bow.
i loved the butterfly demo but didnt like it with the black over it.
Marion H

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the Spanish collection Enjoyed the show yesterday and you managed to do lots of demos which was great.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
To all of yesterdays winners and Cinders today well done and enjoy your prize.
I like today's card with the colours and the background. The stamps that you have used are beautiful as well Sue, i can see why you have taken such a liking to them, especially the words. These could be for a few good friends of mine as it describes my thoughts of them to a tee. You can pick up where you left off from a good friend as if it were yesterday you last spoke to them. Sometimes life gets in the way of meeting up with them or calling them on a regular basis, but true friends don't look at what hasn't happened, they look at what has.
Yesterday i had a meeting with my bed unfortunately all day,but used the tablet thingy to send you a quick email that took 35 mins to type, sorry it was so brief, but couldn't get hands and brain to co ordinate together.
Hope everyone has a good day where they are as my hills have been pinched again with the weather and rain up here in Central Scotland.
Take care everyone and i hope to speak to you all tomorrow, when i am hoping that all my missing parts have returned.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

julie laz said...

Hi sue, well yesterday I got a few Goodie's, But so wish your dies were on there, the show was fabulous, all them beautiful cards you did, I was a bit disappointed that Debby didn't show all the cards you had done, never mind, the card today sue is beautiful love the colour love everything about it, have a fab day crafty hugs Julie xxx

Pat S Witney said...

hi Sue
Another stunning card today, done in my favourite colours. I love the background die it sets a card off nicely. You must show us how these stick pins are made, they are absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations to Cinders on winning a card made by you.

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card, love the new die

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card and your Spanish dies are lovely.
Great to see you back on our screens. Loved the vibrant butterfly card.
Have a great day.
Ang x

snowqueen62 said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Loved the show yesterday I was able to watch all 2 hours of it much to the annoyance of OH as he had to cook Sunday dinner! (We did have an agreement before hand) I have also recorded the shows to watch again! Was unable to resist buying the card and matching seam binding (thank goodness for the App hubby didn't even realise what I was doing lol!)
Love today's card and I have this background die it is stunning.
Congratulations to Gillian you lucky lady
Hugs Sue xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
I love the background what a stunner of a card . congrats to the winner.. hugs sarah xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love everything about this card, the colours, design are fab

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way the background die doesn't cut the outer edge. What a good idea. The Spanish one is my favourite. Loved the demos yesterday.
Veronique L

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous Card! Wonderful background and beautiful stamp, got to watch parts of the show yesterday ( as I had visitors) but after they leave today I will be able to sit and watch it with no interruptions . I did get to see the draw at the end and I WON A CARD! so I am so chuffed about that, I did see the daisy outside the box demo and it was wonderful , must try that one, and part of the bright coloured one , you then put black soot over ( so brave)but of course it worked and looked fab, so will see the rest today.Thanks again Sue for all your hard work xo

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card as usual, I love the way you have used a few of your new dies, which just highlight's how they can mix and match with other dies.
Really enjoyed the show yesterday.
Enjoy the sunshine all.
X Ros

Clai01 said...

Great show yesterday Sue, there were quite a few sell outs.
The coffee cup is growing on me each time I see your lovely examples and what can I say over your lovely, super, gorgeous dies?
They are just fantastic! It's so nice to see the inspiration on the blog and how you are using them also.
Congrats to the winner of the project book.

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue your Spanish card Is beautiful I now know what I want for Mother's Day I watched yesterday the shows were wonderful you are one special lady my hero.loved the demos and the tips I ordered the ruler it will help me so much with my bad hands love always. June xxx

auscrafts said...

What a lot of lovely cards and videos I've got to catch up with as I've been overseas for a few days with no internet

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, and thank you for yesterday's show. Such pretty shades of lilac and lavender in this card and I am enjoying using the Decorative Frames B set love from Jackie D

Alison Couchman said...

Beautiful card, so crisp and pretty.

Great show yesterday and a good presenter who understands that the show should be about the guest and their demos. Some C & C presenters make the show all about them but Debbie got it just right. It was lovely to see all your beautiful sample in 3D. Am going to watch again as I'd love to try stamping inside the box.

weefortune said...

Morning Sue, really enjoyed the show yesterday, never seen the in the box technique before, another stunning card today, have treated myself to a set of your bow dies, can't wait for it to arrive. Have a great day. E x

Janet k said...

Great show yesterday Sue, will you be at alley pally in April? Love this card really pretty, thanks for all your inspirations love Janet k x

TOB said...

What a beautiful card and simply gorgeous sentiment. Theresa

Janice Wallace said...

Great show yesterday, so many cards. Nice to see the new dies tucked into the cards. I was so glad to see you were with Debbie, at least I could keep the sound on.
Todays card is so pretty, I love that the die has bo edge, I am finding this so versatile now.
Janice W

Tracy Stitt said...

Mornin sue and gang. Lovely card today. Just watching ur show now I really love the coffee cup and the daisy stamp. Think it'll be a must have purchase at some point in time! Lol
I also was taking notes on your piercing glad I recorded the show now I can keep it and refer back. Think I need a different piercing ruler as the one I've got is crap!
Love Tracy from killie XX

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I joined your Blog in 2010 and it was because I needed to learn the Out of the Box technique! So I was so pleased to see you do it again...thank you!
I recorded the show so I'm able to watch again today and take notes.
I love the background Die on this card and especially the Lavender colour, and you used my favourite Becca Die... Heirloom Flourish.
Take care Sue!

hotpotato said...

Got to see the first hour of your show yesterday Sue, your card samples were just stunning.....can you please post them all on your blog. I've the 2nd hour to watch which I recorded. The stamps are gorgeous, I've ordered the butterfly one and the sentiment that goes with it and also the daisy stamp as I loved what you did with it.

kathy mcmaster said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning background and i love the colour, another masterpiece

Victoria said...

I would also like to receive a card like this!! Gorgeous. I love the Coffee cup stamp and your background die sets it off beautifully. Wonderful Tool Shed yesterday Sue. Thank you so much.

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Oksana said...

Stunning card Sue in beautiful colours. Great shows yesterday, thank you.xx

Susan White said...

Have the show recorded to enjoy later! Congrats to Gillian on winning the project book. The cup looks so different on this card in a different colour - lovely! Thanks, Susan x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Thank you for a great show, wonderful samples and new techniques to try.
You have been missed Sue.
Today's card is fabulous and I just love your background die, this for me is the next one to buy.
Have a good day.

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue lovely my favorite colour x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh it was so good to see you back on TV yesterday and I thoroughly enjoyed your demos.
Such a stunning card today (as always) I love this paricular die of yours and the stamp and the colours ar so pretty too.
Congratulations to the winner.

Love Sheila xx

Nicola Belshaw said...

Morning Sue and all the bloggers. The shows were great yesterday and today's card is beautiful. Love Nicola x

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. What a great show yesterday and these stamps are special. This is a wonderful card and very clever use of dies and colour. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and the background is beautiful, I watched tool shed and really enjoyed it, we need more of you on TV. Love Jean Z xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great show yesterday, Debbie was a good presenter and let you demo a lot of things. I did notice that some of your cards had your new dies and embossing folders on them (how naughty of you). Today's card is stunning as usual. Take care Jess

Well done Cinders enjoy.

JESSIE said...


Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, GOR-G-EOUS card today. I agree with the bloggers who thought Debbie was one of the best presenters for your show. What a FAB show it was too. SPEEDY SUE!! Lots of lovely cards for us all to drool over. I too sent an email in; to be honest I think they forgot to put the second cup out(there must have been at least two cupsful) of emails. Thanks as always Sue. Mabex

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Great two hours yesterday - absolutely crammed with beautiful cards, hints, tips and demos! Thank you so much. Will look forward to perhaps seeing some of the cards in greater detail on the blog! I too sent an email - rare event! I was maybe a little naughty in that I enclosed photos of my first attempts using your bow dies ! I hope you saw them at least! I am thrilled with them and the roses etc!
Today's card is gorgeous! Love everything about it and the colour is beautiful.
Take care everyone. Sending hugs to all those who are not feeling too well - both ladies and doggies!
Congratulations Cinders! Enjoy your prize.
Love Myra

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Firstly, I really enjoyed your shows on C&C yesterday - as per usual the demos and samples were absolutely stunning. Secondly, I too think this is my favourite card using the JustRite coffee cup stamps. The soft tones are delightful. Thank you for sharing this with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

ruth jamieson said...

HI Sue
love the card what a lovely seniment
too enjoyed your show yesterday samples to die for
Hugz Ruth

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card (as always). Loved your TV appearance yesterday, even if you aren't on there as often as I would like (If I had my way, it would be a weekly show! Congrats to the winner of the book, it sounded really good.
Bit sad today, my ebosser, which I've had for less than two weeks, is faulty and has to go back - not as easy as it sounds when you live in Ireland and got it from another company.

terrie said...

No matter which card you make they always turned out so beautiful...The lavender color is so pretty...
Well done Sue

Joan Hill said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card, the background die is really fab, think I need it x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card this morning. I'm quickly falling in love with the coffee cup stamp. Watched 1st hour of show yesterday, stunning cards as usual, have taped 2nd hour so will be watching later today.
ValC xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, just able to grab a spare moment from from my granny duties to say whst a beautiful card this is! Love Jean xxx

Micky French said...

Stunning what else can I say.
Congratulations Cinders.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I loved the coffee coloured coffee cup but I really love the colouring on this one. I enjoyed your show yesterday (with a few interruptions) so will be watching it again tonight. Thank you for the great demos.
Congratulations to Cinders61, the rest of us will just have to wait patiently for the book to be in shops.

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue
Lovely stunning card, i cant wait for my order to arrive so i can make some cards.
crafty hugs Helen Terry xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is so beautiful, love everything about it. Thank you for the wonderful show, you and Debbie were great together, the samples were exquisite. Can I be naughty and ask if you can put the faux Joseph technique at the top of your blog, I missed part of it as I was putting in my order which was big and included the ink pads and the coffee cup stamps.
Norah and Steph hope you are feeling better. Hello to Shirley T, glad that you appreciated my message.
Congratulations to Cinders, you lucky lady.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Absolutely stunningly beautiful card love the stamp and the die is fabulous.
A really enjoyable show yesterday so pleased Sue you were allowed to show and explain some of your fantastic 'Wilson' devised techniques! Hope you enjoyed yourself, you appeared to.
Hope all the Wilsonettes with problems are feeling a little brighter today, especially Norah, Steph and Tina with Berkeley, take care everyone.
Margaret corgi owner

lynda said...

Good morning Sue & Wilsonettes beautiful & stunning card I love your background die it's so pretty & love the facet that you are able to decide how wide a border you want. I love the coffee cup stamp. Sue great show yesterday with lots of stunning samples & demo's.
Steph Hope you had a good day at the craft faire & you are feeling well today, Norah hope you are well today also take care both of you. Hope Berkley 4 paws is feeling better sending love & 8 paw hugs xx
Congratulations to Cinders on winning the book.
Love & hugs to Sue & all Wilsonettes Lynda Brock xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

yorkshiresue said...

Yet again a stunning card using your new dies
I love the white with a hint of lilac color scheme
Well done on your mesmerizing show yesterday
Hugs Sue xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautifull card in my favourite colours. I really enjoyed yesterdays show with you and Debbie. So many beautiful samples you had made to showed us. Fabulous demos too.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. Congratulations on your lovely show yesterday as well, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Ann (France)

Adele Karabadji said...

Truly stunning Sue, love this background :)

Terry Owen said...

An absolutely beautiful card as usual. Will your dies be showing on create and craft at all Sue? I would live to see them demoed.
I am also seriously considering getting some new cardstock because your embossing is always so superior to mine, despite my having spent a small fortune on card over the years.

Wonderful, wonderful blog, thank you

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is such a beautiful card today !! I love everything about it. The coffe cup stamp and the sentiment stamp are just wonderful. What I really love is the amazing background die you have used. (The Spanish Collection one.) This is just gorgeous Sue. I read it does not cut around the edge to enable the crafter to make their own border or like you have done the pierced edge which I love so much !! You are so very clever Sue !! I just dont know how you think of all these amazing ideas. The other die set you used are the decorative edged borders B set. This is the next set of dies on my wish list !! The colour combo is also beautiful.
Your show yesterday was fantastic Sue. You only had two hours but you worked so hard to try and fit in as much as you could so I want to say a very big thank you for that. It was very much appreciated. The only thing I was disapointed about was I dont think there was enough time to properly show all the amazing samples you had worked so hard to make. I would have liked more time for this but then I appreciate you cannot do everything in the limited time you had.
I really loved the in the box technique with the Daisy stamp and I think this stamp is now going on my wish list. I also loved the Josephs coat technique but I think I would have stopped at the colourful stage and not covered it in black ink. (to much out of my comfort zone !!)
Congrats to todays winner Gillian.
Lots of love to you Sue and all the Willsonettes. I hope every one is ok Love Tres x x x

Planetsusie said...

Hi Sue - love this card, it shows just how pretty the background dies can look! I love the lilac shade underneath it looks so delicate. I did enjoy the show yesterday so thank you for that!

Congratulations to Gillian as well!

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Vanessa Lee said...

The sentiment and stamp are so meaningful. A beautiful card x

Meg said...

Hi from the sunny Yorkshire Dales Sue.

I love that background die too. I watched your show and loved all the cards that were shown.
Must make a priority list of dies and stamps so I can get started making.
It made me feel better that you said Florida was colder then the UK.

Margaret O

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card and again those stick pins are gorgeous.

Eemeli said...

Love the feminine bow and those striking pearl-pins.
Beautiful background. Take care.


♥Mystery Designs♥ said...

Hiya :) Oh my, this is beautiful! LOVE the detail on the background and the colour of that ribbon is gorgeous too! Hope all have a marvellous day! Take care, Debs xx

Jayne said...

Good morning Sue......I cannot say anything about your cards that has'nt already been said, they are exquisite...thank you for such beautiful designs...

Gail said...

Luv the card not so keen on the coffee cup stamps but that is a personal thing but luv everything else about this card xx GailT xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, "WOW WOW WOW" You were Truly Tremendous yesterday on Create and Craft, and Debbie wasn't too bad, as she didn't talk to much, so we DID get to see lots of
"Fantastic/Awesome Demos" and that's what it's all about, you've worked So Hard making those Stunning Cards! There was so many, I hope we get to further check them out on your Blog in more detail, Thank You for all the great Tips and Techniques, I really love Today Card I truly Love The Stamp and I'm throughly Loving your New Dies, I've checked out The Stamps to match also! New Dies, New Stamps, New Embossing Folders, it's like Christmas has come early, and Boy do I Love Christmas! I Love your Exquisite Pins there's no end to your Talent! I noticed on a couple of the Cards you used some of your Dies they looked Fantastic.
Take Care Sue have a rest now,
Love and hugs from Sam x
To all you Wonderful Wilsonettes I Truly hope your feeling well, Norah I'm so sorry to hear you were unwell yesterday, Steph I really hope your Craft Fair went well and your resting today!
Congratulations to Gillian on being the very lucky winner of The New Creative Expression Project Book I'm thrilled for you, Lots of Hugs to you all from Sam x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue this is a lovely card,the background. Is super.
Your shows yerstday was fantastic ,all the Demos,.and the tips .You nearly had a heart attact,when you took the DISTRESS INK on the butterfly card,but it was fab., I do not know if I could do it.Debby is such a gentel person ,you got ,and we got to see lots of Demos.
O.H. Sue my prize from you has just arrived,it looks fantastic .
Will cut it out and and try and get some inspiration .
Congrats to the winner of the Card.
Thank you for all the work you put into your blog,and making samples for your show.
Thank also for the Prize of the lovely Dies.

Sioux P said...

Hi Sue

Love this card especially the die, and of course your signature bow and stick pins, great idea keep meaning to give them a try. Also loved the Sunday show and the sparkle. Great inspiration as always.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love the colours and your fabulous dies, the decorative frames B is a great set and I would recommend it to everyone!!
Great show yesterday with Debbie,and congratulations to Gillian on winning the book
Best wishes, Pat

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. The background die is stunning.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, what a really pretty card. Enjoyed your show yesterday and was looking specifically for peaks of your die collection!! Am working on a stained glass window effect project with the Calabria die I was so lucky to win! Thanks for your hard work and inspiration and generosity. Love Karen xx

SerenePolly said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone

I thoroughly enjoyed the show yesterday and have ordered this stamp set (and other pieces of course!)

It is always such a joy to see such elegant cards and I loved the bright one (and its darker equivalent!)

Have a good day!


Maryann Laursen said...

Todays card are absolutely stunning Sue, and I actually think, that the Spanish Collection is my favorites, when I´ve been looking on them over and over again, so they´ll also be my first choises to go for,

magpie said...

Hello Sue and fellow Wilsonettes! Oh wow, gorgeous card and I do love the Spanish background.....oooooo! It was wonderful to see you again, even if I missed an hour of your demonstrations. Mmmm that would be great if you could do some of those as your videos....? I loved the butterfly technique that you did and the colourful one next to it looked gorgeous too. Hi Cameeli, I have sent emails in too but they have said on there that even if they haven't read your email it goes in the spotty potty.... It was nice to see you Sue with Debbie. She's lovely isn't she? She takes a big interest in what techniques you are demonstrating.....the hardest part for me is remembering what you have done after 5 minutes...! Lol! It's the age thing again.....I truly love your stick pins soooo much, they are gorgeous. Will have to have a look on the internet for some beads and things. Hope everybody is okay. Hope you did fantastically well Steph with the craft fair. Thinking of you all. Congratulations Cinders on winning the project book! Wonderful! Take care Sue and hope you are managing to get a bit of rest in the hectic day/days that you have. xx Love Karen xx

Jennifer Swandells said...

What an absolutely stunning card Sue, I just love this background. I think this will be the next one that I will have on my list to buy. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

hazel said...

Hi Sue
An Absolutely Stunning card.Really beautifully Designed Sue
Take care
Hazel G x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
This card is absolutely beautiful.
Carol x

CraftyJo said...

How very pretty :)

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Sue and our LOVELY Wilsonettes.
1 - Welcome 1st time blogger to Sue's world so sorry I cant remember your name but you found Sue yesterday, you have now entered the world of bancrupcy (in the best way possible though) : )
2 - TINA - thinking of you and Little Miss Berkely SO much. Sending warm caring love hugs to you both.
3 - congrats to CINDERS on your win. Enjoy : )

Stunning, lush, outstanding and classie is all I can say about todays W.O.W. I have not managed to catch up with your show yesterday Sue, but I will later. Cant wait.
NO market yesterday. Lots of reasons, and our Sue was the 1st person I turned to, to unload my overload of emotions (sorry Sue) our daughter got us a rescue dog last Monday as she couldnt stand to see us sad and totally unhappy (before you WONDERFUL ladies burst on my behalf with excitement Im emotionally SHOT and DRAINED, confussed and tearful all in one massive go) hense didnt think it fair to put a nervous, dizzy, 2yr old 'young DIVA' through yet another new experiance so soon, to much for her just now, so I had to think what was best for her and put my need for an e-bosser to the back of my mind. Had to take my order to where the market is held to give to the lady as noway could I let her down, and even though it was cold the market was so busy, and my heart sank ! Hohum, this new 'addition' will be hopefully socialised with proper manners ready for the next market in March, in the meantime I will have lost both Mothers Day and Easter where I may have sold a few of each, but that's life I guess, and hopefully I will spend other Sunday's at market each month, and the new dog will have a happier life. I just need time to 'come round' but it was a complete shock !
Now I've board you all, I'll send Monday smiles to you all and wish for you Sue and Wilsonettes a happy day.
Lancashire Steph ( + 4 paws) !!!

Helen Barker said...

Beautiful card.Love thee Spanish collection.Well done Cinders.
Helen Bx

Janice Robinson said...

Love the card,how do you do the messy bows as they look great?

Emily said...

Wow! Your card is beautiful!
What a great job on designing the Spanish die set collection, like the idea of using it so the frame can be size you would like it to.
Makes them more useful.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Karen (magpie) thanks for the heads up its reassuring that I did not totally waste my time. The show was great and I think that Debbie and Sue make a great team. Debbie is so relaxed and interested, she also does not distract the guest demonstrators. We need more joy in our lives and yesterday cheered me up no end.
Hope Norah and lancashires Steph feel better and anyone now having a good time with the aches and pains etc.
Enjoy the afternoon.
catch you all tomorrow.
Cameeli xx

sharon said...

Good afternoon Sue
This card is simply beautiful. The dies sit lovely together...they are on my (very long) list!!
Sharon Kirkwood

Lesley Griffiths said...

I loved the show yesterday, where did two hours go? And yet it wasn't long enough for you to demonstrate your messy bow technique! Lovely card today; I have the Spanish background and the California sets so I'll dig out my bare stick pins and have a go. Lucky Gillian, enjoy your new booklet.

Lindsay Martin said...

Fab show yesterday, just a shame it wasn't longer. I spotted several cards on the show that had your fab dies on them. This one is beautiful. I used the background from the Californian collection for my daughters birthday card ans loved the way I could choose the border obit, just shows what a true crafter designing dies can achieve for us xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

This is gorgeous! Definitely my favourite sample too. I just love it, so feminine. Great shows yesterday. 2 hours goes in a flash!

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Congratulations to Cinders. Hope you're feeling a bit better today Norah. It was a lovely thoughtful gift from your daughter Steph. There are times when you have to stop and think about you own well-being. Its a shame you have to miss it but there will be others.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Just love the Spanish collection - well who wouldn´t?
So enjoyed all the show yesterday, the samples were beautiful.
Love Val in Spain x

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, love the dies and colours.

Congratulations to Cinders 61

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
Georgous card as usual!! Your dies are unique because you knew what was needed to make great cards with extra for the border!! Hope you'll keep designing and we definitely will keep buying! Love this stamp too and waiting for mine to arrive. Would love to see some of the others from the show again as they were all so awesome.
Congratulations Cinder!
Till tomorrow, Karen

Hilary said...

Hi Sue. What a stunning card yet again!!! Fabulous show yesterday!
Congratulations to Gillian.If the previous project books are anything to go by, this one will be just as good. Enjoy the rest of your day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

greendragon said...

Great show yesterday Sue. A bit calmer than when you are on with Dean!! Do like this Spanish die and a lovely sentiment.

Anonymous said...

Very glad you have a new four paws - when you have love in your heart, a rescue dog is the only way to go.
Keep us informed.

nzillingworth said...


Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, that background is simply stunning!! Fab card love Sam xxx

Paper Junkie said...

Thank you Sue for a great show yesterday - did send an email then got it bounced back several hours later - said it had been delayed! I've been away such a lot lately with a poorly family member and there is no internet there so feel very out of touch with things. Was hoping to see your new dies yesterday but have already bought 5 sets from Joanna! - I take my crafty stuff away with me so it is a great comfort. Hope you are not too shattered today. I'm catching up with all our ironing....lots of love

Theresa Pace said...

love this coffee cup. i really need to get it. and your shading on thatcup is excellent hugs xx

Jane said...

Love the background die just lovely.

Jane xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

What a lovely card and verse.

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Tina Eldridge said...


I am so so happy for you. I know you have been very sad, I hope she brings you lots of years of happiness. God Bless. X Tina

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, love the card today, it is similar to one a few days ago but it seems a lot 'fresher' looking somehow.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Anonymous said...

Hello sue this is my first ever attempt to write on your blog. Im not very up on this sort of thing although I get your link everyday I really didnt know what to do then you explained it last week and I felt it was just for me lol. I love all your dies and have just bought the bows and boarders and cant wait to play with them. I thought the stamps on yesterdays show were beautiful. Your cards are stunning and just want to thank you for your hard work. Best wishes. Cindy Kynesxx

Fieldsend said...

Evening Sue, late today. Beautiful card nice clean n fresh. Congrats to Gillian. Have a nice evening .

Love June

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Loved the Tool Shed, Debbie was a great presenter, didn't talk too much and gave you plenty of time to demo.

Myra said...

Hi Steph,
So pleased about your lovely dog! Was concerned last night when read your post! How lovely! Enjoy! Lots of love
Myra x

nannapat said...

Wonderful design Sue, the background is stunning. Purple is one of my favourite colours so this is an all round winner for me. Congrats to Cinders on winning the project book, can't wait to get mine. Pat x

ladyweir said...

beautiful card Sue, I love the new background and what a good idea to leave it up to us how wide a border we want.

salem said...

wooow love these cups glad to see youback

salem said...

wooow love these cups glad to see youback

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
Stunning card and so useful like the hint of colour and really loving those pins - well done you.
Amanda x

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card. Congrats to the winner of the project book. Hugs Sonia z

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card the spanish dies makes a stunning background. love the depth you have created by putting mounting foam behind. How do you make sush wonderful stick pins?
Alison B. x

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. Love this image and sentiment.
Erica x

Margaret said...

I know just what you have been going through. It will be a year tomorrow that we lost our last lovable corgi, but after a few weeks could not stand the emptiness and quietness any longer and gave a home to 2 corgis whose owner had just died. We have had a wonderful time with them since they came to us, and lots of happy hours.
Welcome to your new 4 paws, wishing you all many happy hours together from us and our 4 paws times 2!
With love
Margaret corgi owner

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love everything about it!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Oh and before I forget to say this again, 'Thank You so much for the Californian Collection - San Francisco Die that I won, it's gorgeous'. X X

Brenda Hanlon said...

Fab card Sue, love colour of the bow and the stick pins are lovely. Congratulations Gillian on winning the project book.

LoraineC said...

Yet another stunning card, loved your show yesterday x

sandy's crafty bits said...

hi Sue ... wow what a super card love it to bits ... just wanted to let you know I have been having a play today with your faux leather technique ... have posted a couple of toppers on my blog and also posted your technique on a card forum that I visit every day ... so you may get a few new followers ... hope to make a card with the brown topper as that is my bestest one ... thank you for always giving me such inspiration ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

here is the link to the docraft forum

Hellma said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card , love the lilac.

Chris Curry said...

Hi Sue. Love your card, loved your show. Debbie does not interrupt as much as some others do and your explanations were great. C&C are really missing a great opportunity with your dies and stamps. I have the bows and flowers and they are great. Thank you.Xx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, stunning card. I think this is my favourite too. Love it. Kind regards Joanne K x

Janice K said...

Another beautiful card, love the background die. x

Laura O said...

love the background die ,its stunning .Laura O

Maureen Bleay said...

Sue Can I say 'Ab Fab' I didn't realise how great the Spanish dies would look when made up. Thank you. Can I also say that my local craft shop in Diss where I went today were absolutely bowled over with the reception your dies have had. To the extent that the dies were almost sold out and they are ordering again to satisfy demand. Lovely lady that you are and so talented. yesterday was great Sue and thanks for the explicit ideas you made at the end... into the box and out of the box...its all on tape and will be trying the ideas. You are fab. at explaining and demoing. the ideas (demoing being a new word!!) thanks again Maureen

samantha wade said...

Hi, great show yesterday, i emailed in to say how good the show was and Debbie was so good not doing silly stories and jokes and letting you speak and demo, she also has a nice calming voice, just what us crafters need.All your tips and techniques where just brilliant and you cater for everybody.
Beautiful card again today, shows your dies off.

Anonymous said...

Always love lavender and liliac accents for cards -- something vintage about them. Beautiful design.

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card loved the show yesterday wish you had been on later as well. I am not making any cards at the moment as waiting for my nerve block injections that have been cancelled for Wednesday. I am looking forward to using your dies when I have the injections. Congrats to Gillian on her win

craftylisa said...

Love this card.and stik pins xx

Pam said...

Steph, so pleased that your daughter made the decision for you. What a wise and caring girl she must be. I hope your new 4 paws brings you lots of happiness, you will provide the love. Take care and tell us the dogs name. Pamxx

sued99 said...

This is just so gorgeous. Really enjoyed the show yesterday.

Alice G said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the background in the Spanish die I hadn't realised they were extendable. Your shows yesterday were fantastic as always.

Alice xx

Theresa said...

Hii Sue
I truly love today's card that background it absolutely beautiful and the way that you have put the lilac card behind it it's stunning my friend
Your shows on Sunday were brilliant all the demos were fantastic ordered to much but as you know it is a NEED.
Lol. I did Email into the show don't know if you got the pics I sent as it was not read out
Any way you take care Sue
Theresa x

Jane Castle said...

Hi Sue, the Spanish background die is now on the wish list!!! Congrats to Gillian on winning the book. The 2hr show was brilliant yesterday, great to
have you back on the screen, Jane x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Testing out a new name to avoid confusion !
Love Myra P. ( the Lancashire one!)

Vie Carter said...

Love this new spanish die Sue, and the coffee cup is great


Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, adore today's card it's so pretty ,the Spanish background die is on the list along with the coffee cup and the daisy. Love the lavender/ mauve and the iced snow round the the edge , all together beautiful .
Jean D xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Love the card, been busy today visiting dics and taking mother in law to hosp, so just got the chance to have a look before bed. Gorgeous.

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