Friday, 21 March 2014

Friends Are The Sunshine Of Life

 Hi guys!  This card was a sample from shows in December that I missed.  I picked a piece of aqua decorative paper from the Teresa Collins paper pad exclusive to Creative Expressions.  I stamped the Vintage Alphabet Soup background by Becca Feeken on it using a black archival ink pad.  I trimmed and matted it with a thin white mat and a larger black mat.  In the corners, I used the small die from the Vintage Bracket and Label die set also by Becca Feeken.  I thought it just looked like it would be a cute embellishment in the corners to add some interest to the background.  I popped flatback pearls in the opening in the centres.  For the focal element, I went back to the same set and cut two of the tag dies in white card.  On one of them, I stamped my sentiment from the Sunflower Vintage Labels Five set by Justrite.  I inked it with Aqua Adirondack before removing it from the die.  I crisscrossed the tags to create a pretty focal piece.  Using the matching felt from the Blossom felt pack, I cut the Vintage Floret die to create a few flowers.  I added them around my sentiment with a messy bow tied from white seam binding and a black jute twine bow.  One of the flowers, I added a bud to the centre and the other was adorned with a pearl.  A real quickie of a card this one was and we always can use a few like that, don't you think!  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x
7 1/2" in size.
   I have a really big favour to ask of my blog family today.  I don't usually do things like this and I wouldn't ask if it weren't for a really good cause.  Nick Roberts is part of our blog family and he used to live in Barnsley, but has moved to a very rural village in Bulgaria for health reasons.  He has started a craft club for the kids in his village that has become very popular with the locals (in fact it is overflowing with people of all ages wanting to learn craft!).  Nick has done all of this out of his own pocket and with the help of only a few donations.   He is entered into a Scan and Cut contest sponsored by Create and Craft to win £500 of crafty goodies and I would like to ask if you could all place a vote for Nick's card so he can win the goodies to help support his blossoming kids craft club in his village.
The link is:
This will take you to the voting page and you need to scroll down to vote.  His card is the one seen here and it has his email on it (Trent999)  It would be lovely for him to win so he can continue growing his craft club.  Voting ends at Midnight Saturday.  Thank you so much!  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Lovely card Sue and I would be honoured to help Nick

Anne Crawford said...

Great card, lovely colours, happy to vote for Nick,would love to know how things work out for him.
Hugs to all xo

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and happy to help Nick.xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, love the background. Will vote for Nick, hope he wins.Bx

Marion Bull said...

This card isn't the one for me. Don't know why but its funny how some cards grab you and others don't. I guess that's what makes all of us individuals! I do love the colours and the ribbon! I will be happy to vote for Nick, please let us know how he gets on!
Marion B xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I will try to vote for Nick but I don't have Facebook so it may not work. Could we not do something a bit more definite to help like make a small donation? I hope all is going well at the NEC. Love Jackie

Vick said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card as always, love the colours and composition, i will certainly go and vote for Nick's card, i hear his emails coming into C&C when you are on! And i would love to teach craft myself so i think its a fantastic thing he is doing, hugs and have a lovely day sweetie, Vick xxx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Love this background stamp on today's stunning card. Will vote for Nick. Thanks for sharing.

Vick said...

all done! xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you beautiful card, I shall vote for nick, I think I already have on the c&c fb page. Take care all.Kitty

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card. I love the Vintage Alphabet Soup background stamp and the aqua paper. I am off to vote for Nick now. Please let us know how he gets on. X to Pam. Take care.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card I would be honoured to help out nick thank you Tracy w x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, I really love the alphabet soup stamp.
I will go vote for Nick now, I hear his name a lot on C&C programmes, I remember when it used to be 'Nick from Barnsley' and now it's 'Nick from Bulgaria'. I admire what he is doing, and I would love for him to win.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning everyone. I love the colours on this card. I would be happy to vote for Nick but don't have facebook; if anyone knows of another way to vote please let me know. Have to go - school inspector in today, will definitely need to craft tonight!!!

Debra Denman said...

Good morning Sue.
Lovely card I like the colours. The felt flowers are beautiful.
Of course I will vote for nick
Have a lovely day
Debra x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's dies, really pretty. Am happy to help Nick and wish him luck.
Beverley W

Rachel Taylor said...

Love the alphabet stamp on the card it really pops ! Happy to help Nick ,good luck to him .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue. I love the colours of today's card. I would like to vote for Nick but don't use Facebook ~ is there another way? Hugs,
Maggie x

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers.

Lovely card this morning, glad to see you popping in Pam, off to vote for Nick.


Maryann Laursen said...

Your card here is sooo beautiful as always Sue, and so is Nicks card as well. Unfortunately I can´t vote for him, as it´s only for people on Facebook, and as I´m not there, they wount allow me to go in and vote, unless I like them first, which I can´t.
BUT is it possible, for you to give me his e-mail, or maybe give him mine and ask him to write me, cause I think, I´m able to help him in a different way from here, where we earlier have supported cases like these, so maybe I can do something good for him anyway, if I can just get in contact with him.

Joan D said...

A lovely card which has a Celtic look to it. Just love the colours too. Will give a vote to Nick, as he sends a lot of emails to C&C and is dedicated to the cause. Hope he wins as it would be a great boost to him.
How lucky was I yesterday, to meet my idol ,Sue Wilson and Julia Watts as they were walking around the NEC in Birmingham.Why oh why didn't I get a photograph? Was so thrilled to chat to them that I didn't think, but sue is a lovely lovely lady, and was so kind and chatty. One day I won't forget. Thank you Sue for all you do. Xxxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card so beautiful and I just love the colour combo. I am off to vote for Nick so best of luck Nick. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

englishrose897 said...

Just votes, at the moment nick is in the lead, yeah.

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue well what a beautiful card I love it. As its so elegant. Of course I will vote for nick he's doing a wonderful job out there. He's from my town. Takr care Sue xxx

Debs A

Desiree P said...

Hi Sue,
Have just voted for Nick. I think his card deserves to win anyway.x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
It's such a pretty card this morning, when I first saw this stamp I thought it was a lovely stamp but, didn't think it was for me. You have changed my mind since I've seen what the different cards you've done with it. Joan D I bet your kicking yourself lol. I'm off to vote for Nick please let us know how he gets on.
Hugs x
Heather T

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card today, sadly I don't have facebook so cannot vote for nick and been a local guy to where I used to live I gutted but wish him lots of luck hope he wins .. hugs sarah xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, great colours x often hear Nicks emails read out on tv so will vote for him too, such a great cause xx

Joan D said...

Yes Heather, was so annoyed after, but we were talking about Sues new dies and I bought loads yesterday to add to my sue collection! Xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I really like today's card and I would certainly vote for Nick but unfortunately don't have Facebook. However, I do know a lot of people that have so I will certainly ask (tell!) them to vote for him. I'm sure they will when I explain what a fantastic job he's doing. I have heard his name read out on C&C lots of times. Hope everyone's ok . Love Alison xx

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue. Have voted for Nick

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, do love the use of that beautiful die which unfortunately I don't have.
Like others, not on Facebook, but will check back to see if there is a way to vote for Nick. I do have a lot of unused 'stuff' which children would love - could it be posted to him?

'P' in Wales

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I am not on Facebook but if there is another way I'd love to vote for Nick. Love this card, great colours. Also, many thanks for all the good luck commnents from Wilsonettes yday - I finished the card yday so the stress is over until tomorrow - show day. Was interesting to hear from a couple of others that needlecraft often beats papercraft - it's not that I dont appreciate the skill in needlecraft but I just dont think some of techniques we use are sometimes appreciated by some judges - yet alone design and creativity - dont get me going on that now - end of rant!
Clare W

Marianne's Craftroom said...


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the background alpha stamp its going on my wish list. I love the Teresa Collins paper I had to buy another pad as I use this one so much its gorgeous. Your felt flowers look so pretty must look out for the Blossom pack.
I am not on the Facebook can we vote another way??? would love to support a worthy cause wish a lorry was going from a Charity to near where Nick lives I have loads of craft stash that needs a new home. Goog luck to Nick his card is lovely.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

ang said...

Lovely card, I need to have a go with felt flowers angxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love your card today. This background stamp is amazing. Will certainly vote for Nick. As someone else said I have a lot of crafty things that I would love to donate to someone like Nick who is doing so much good. The problem is how to get them to him. Need to think about this. Have a brilliant weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and would gladly
help Nick but like a lot of your followers
am not on facebook if there is any other way let us know and we will do our best.
Nancyd xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely card, hope Nick wins as I admire all he does.x

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Far card today. I must get some of that felt. I am not on Facebook but I am on the case so good luck to Nick. X

floss said...

Hi again Sue,
That should have been 'Fab' card. X

Alison Couchman said...

Gorgeous background paper and stamp but somehow it's not quite speaking to me. Can't quite work out why given that I like all the elements. I think it's the corners - not a fan of twiddly little bits in corners. Ho him . . .

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, will vote for Nick's card.
Many thanks to all that sent messages to my daughter Kara after her operation yesterday everything went well and she was home by 3pm and was being pampered by her 2 little ones, she has had a good night and looking forward to starting her new job on Monday.
Janet I hope your wait in A&E was not too long, Cameeli hope the knee is feeling better, Clare w I have everything crossed for you.
Happy crafting to all
Love Tina x

Laura O said...

fab card today and would be delighted to vote for Nick as children love crafting and it is great for them ,Laura O

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue ..happy crafting x

Gail said...

Morning all,
What a lovely card, just my colours. Will vote for Nick latter, sounds as if he is doing a grand job over there!
Gail C x

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
I love the colours and the background on this card -so pretty!
Will try to vote for Nick(not on Facebook)often here his emails and think its marvellous what he is doing .
Take care ,
Love to Pamx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, this is another gorgeous card, beautiful colours..happy to help Nick, what a great thing he is doing, hugs Carole Z X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
First of all I will gladly give my vote for Nick - A fellow Yorkshire Man but also a neighbour as I live in between Barnsley and Sheffield.
Today's gift is so pretty and wouldn't our younger generation love it with the alphabet as a background.
Once upon a time I had this background at the top of my 'must have/need it' list but unfortunately it keeps dropping down in favour as someone called Sue Wilson keeps supplying new goodies for that list!!lol.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Annie said...

Beautiful card, Sue, looks lovely for a quick one! Will vote for Nick, good luck to him Hugs Annie

karenlotty said...

Will vote for Nick like other people have said Nick is very much part of the C&C family What a lovely simple card I think I can actually achieve something similar! Hope you enjoyed NEC As I've said on Julia's blog I'd love to know what the pro's buy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Like this card and of course would like to help Nick.

Delyth said...

Voting done I wish him all the best and your card is beautiful, missed programme Christmas away in Australia x Keep up your good work.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, such a lovely card today n how thoughtful of you to put Nicks post on. Will do it n ask more to do it too.
Have a great weekend.

Love June

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card. Great job nick. Will vote too. X

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card , becca's dies and stamps are gorgeous love the alphabet soup one especially .
I'm not on Facebook but my daughter and son are so will get them to vote for nick .

Hugs to you Sue and all wilsonettes xx

TOB said...

Fab card and good luck to Nick. hugs Theresa xx

Victoria said...

It might be a quick card, but it's mighty pretty Sue! Glad you found it and showed it to us. Pretty felt flowers, and the dies in the corner are also pretty.

Crisco said...

Wonderful card Sue and have just voted for Nick.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card today and I think that voting for Nick is a great idea.Also as some have already said maybe we could find some way of doing a bit more for him and his blossoming crafty club.

Pinky said...

Morning. Not a fan of the alphabet background I'm afraid but love the corner dies. Just voted for Nick - Best of luck! Vicki x

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours, will go and cast my vote for Nick

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty card. Sorry unable to vote for Nick as I don't do Facebook, but I wish him all the best and hope he wins, often hear his emails read on C&C.

snowqueen62 said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty crew
Great card love the felt flowers. Happy to vote for Nick
Hugs Sue C x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue pretty card with lovely colours. I have voted for Nick
Denise X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card Sue, love the dies and stamps. I am off to vote for Nick now, fingers crossed he wins! Love Jean xxxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I love the font on this stamp in fact I love most of Becca's Dies and Stamps. Love the card today!
Take care
Love Marg

hazel young said...

Sue and Nick your cards are lovely. Sue love the background. Nick will vote. Have a good weekend xx hazel

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
This stamp is growing on me Sue with each passing card that you show as it looks better and better with the different dies you use with it. I love the dies you have used today as it breaks it up to look good for man or woman, as normally i would have made just men cards with it.. Thank you for the continuing inspiration that you give us each and every day. Have voted for Nick and so has hubby(well i'll tell him later that i voted on his behalf) hee hee hee. Will get daughter to vote for him on her facebook page after. I just wish there was more we could do for Nick as the youngsters are our crafters of the future that ensures that crafting doesn't die out. Seeing the joy on someone who has never done anything like that before is just wonderful as i experienced first hand with my friend at the Glasgow show. She is now wanting to get a die machine after seeing what it can do and all the different effects you can get. Seeing her face light up at the prospect of what she can achieve is lovely and she isn't a child, just someone who couldn't understand all the hype until she made a simple tag card. If crafting can have that effect on a grown woman, it is magical to see a child so excited.
Oh how lovely it is to see your name Pam back at the top of the comment board again.
Tina, so pleased that your daughter is over her op and looking forward to her new start on Monday. It's so nice that her wee ones were pampering their mummy as it wont last long so i hope she enjoyed the attention while it was going her way.
Well my hills have got a dusting of icing sugar on the top of them making them look like fruit dumpling, mmmmh pity you can't eat them. Hope i see you all tomorrow as i am making my friends daughters wedding invitations up to day as it did all the cutting out yesterday so the shoulders are complaining today after all the cranking on the Caliber yesterday. Mammoth double sided taping to do as some idiot thought it looked lovely with 5 layers to it. Must have words with self at the stupid ideas i come up with.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, love the colours and really need to make flowers in felt they're fab. Don't do Facebook but happy to vote if there was another way, I wish Nick the best of luck, great work he's doing.

ElizabethS said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card and quite different with the alphabet background.
I would love to help Nick but I don't do Facebook! Is there another way to vote for him?
ElizabethS x

Disco Queen said...

Stunning card Sue! Good Luck to Nick. I hope he wins. I also wish him all the best with his health. Theresa x

JESSIE said...


Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card, as usual Sue. Will vote for Nick later.

Am starting a new job today, only one day a week, at our local craft shop and I am absolutely bricking it!!!! Not worked for a few years and the thoughts of that digital cash machine - ahhhhhh. Am at the stage now where I am wondering why I said yes when the owner asked me to work for her. Not slept for a few nights, am organized this morning and ready to go but don't start til 10 so thought I would share this little snippet with my friends.

Have put off going, but I must make myself now.

Much love,k

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, like this stamp very much, was not too sure when I first saw it. It it's growing on me. Will try and vote for Nick as he is doing a great job. Take care care everyone, hope all goes well at NECC. Jess xx

Fi said...


I love today's card. It is so fresh looking with a lovely spring feel to it. I have voted for Nick but like others have said, would be more than willing to contribute in other ways.

Anyone intending to send anything, then have a look at parcel2go. I could send a substantial box of charity items to France for just £16ish. They are also good at helping causes so might be worth talking to them if enough people are interested.


Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today, but not to sure about the stamp done in black on Teresa's card stock. I think it distracts from the paper. I'll go and vote for Nick later. Have a good day at the NEC direct. MaryAnn if you can help Nick in another way, I suggest that you email Sue direct as she doesn't always see all of these posts. She has said that if anyone wants to ask her questions she's happy to help but to email her direct.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and Wilsonettes. I dont know what I'd do without all my blog friends here so very appropriate sentiment today.
Praise to Nick for all he is acheiving under difficult circumstances and I shall only be too happy to vote for him. I know how satisfying it is to help and be able to donate any unwanted vraft stash as I did last year to our childrens ward. I bought so much 'cheap' stuff when I first starting crafting and its not until you learn there is better quality card etc that you realise just how much rubbish you 'invested' in that you know you wouldnt give it house room, but so many children will get so much joy out of it. So although I dont have a lot and finances are not that great to replace my craft goodies, if I / we can donate Id be happy to do that also.
Yesterday was a disaster, why are MOTB outfits made from heavy expensive 'curtain' fabric ?!! I either looked like a curtain pole, a bag of spuds, or right scrawney ! And the price - woah just for one day ! I know its special, and we all hope its a life long committment, and we want to look lovely for our daughters/sons but I cant justify or afford to pay almost 200.00 just for a dress, thats without the rest of the things to go with it ! So it was an awful day and didnt do much for my self esteem or confidence, never mind ay ?
Im off to vote now and re-start my cards ready for Sunday. Clare will be thinking of you tomorrow and hope the judges see just how tallented you are and how much love you put into your card : )

Friendship brings sun and happiness into your heart and life. So much sun today which means there must be an awful lot of friendship here today.
Love and gentle hugs to all that need them.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very lovely card and will vote for Nick, love Jean Z xx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card today, I gave a bit of a 'thing' for teal/aqua colours!
I am happy to vote for Nick, what he is doing is fantastic, crafting can be such a therapeutic experience.
Have a lovely weekend everyone,
Sandra xx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and everyone

I have voted for Nick and his card is the best one so far and hope he wins for such a worthy cause. Your card is lovely today Sue, love the colours
Dawn Searle xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, love the colours and the felt flowers.
Will be happy to vote for Nick and hope he wins, like many others here today I have crafty items I would be happy to send to him
Best wishes, Pat

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card. Gorgeous flowers too. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Another gorgeous card today and such lovely colours.
I, too, would be happy to vote for Nick but like many others I do not use Facebook. Perhaps someone will suggest an alternative way we can vote.
Is there a contact in this country where excess crafting goodies could be sent and then forwarded to him by the most cost effective way or taken out by road if there are any people going out to visit?
I received my gorgeous Art Deco Fanfare Embossing Folder yesterday and I am just off to play!
Love Lesley S
West Sussex

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card and Aqua always looks good especially when teamed with black, I give this one a thumbs up - like it!

More than happy to vote for Nick and really hope he wins that prize - it will really make such a difference, anything we can do as bloggers? if anyone has an idea I would more than happy to contribute.
Take care have a good day, love Brenda xxx

Faith Button-Smallman said...

Hi Sue,
Loving this card today. It was so lovely to finally meet you yesterday at the NEC. Hope the show is going well for you.
Love Faith xxx

Micky French said...

Love the card Sue, the colours are lovely.
I would love to vote for Nick but the link didn't work, I went on C&C facebook page and couldn't find the competion.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
Love the background of this card as usual another stunning card.
Would love to help Nick but I am not on Facebook - sorry
Carol x

Theresa Pace said...

lovely colours used here. i hope that's a blue that i chose. keeping fingers crossed xx

nannapat said...

Fab card Sus - love the corners. Will vote for Nick. Pat x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Love the background.It will be a pleasure to vote for Nick.His card is beautiful and definitely a winner! My daughter will do it on my behalf as I don't have facebook. Fingers crossed that he wins! Let us know how he gets on.
My daughter's just voted! Still in the lead so far.
Hi Nanna Tina, pleased it all went well with your Kara at the hospital. Please wish her good luck Monday.

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another beautiful card to start our day. Unfortunately I too am not on facebook but would love to vote for Nick if there were another option. Thank you for sharing your card with us today Sue and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love the card so much thank you for sharing and careing love to help nick good luck to him love always June xxx

June Horrocks said...

Hi steph I never thought of the hospital for the early stuff we bought I've got lots and thats

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue. It's beautiful. Lots of love as usual, Jo xx

Brooke b said...

Hi Sue once again beauiful card, love the back ground stamp and the little flowers. JB xxxx

June Horrocks said...

Made a right mess of this message sorry steph it's a brill idea about the hospital I will do that got lots of stuff like you say that never gets looked at love June xx

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. A really lovely card today. Yes will vote for Nick. Have a lovely day. Hugs Heather H.x

Sonia Jones said...

Gorgeous card sue. Loving the background stamp I think this is a must have! Yes i'll vote for Nick too. It's funny though a colleague and I are starting a craft club too but ours is in Swansea and it's starting 3rd April. Anyone interested? Hugs Sonia x

magpie said...

Stunning card Sue, just stunning! Love everything about it xx I've just done the vote for Nick and what he has done in his nans memory is stunning. He should be so proud, as I know his nan will be so proud of him too! Aww lovely to see you Pam and sending much love and hugs to you and all the Wilsonettes. Love to you too Sue! Have a cup of tea and a catch up day with my friend. Take care everybody! xx Love Karen xx

jane stillman said...

Love the background on this one Sue. Off to vote for Nick, he deserves to win x

Kate's Cards said...


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The dies are gorgeous.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and will vote for nick, what a lovely mention hope nick and the childrens craft club win xxx
Helen Terry

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty Sue, I do like that background stamp. I'm off to vote now :)

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card to start the weekend love the sentiment too. Like so many others I too don't have Facebook but would love to vote for Nick are you able to suggest another method of voting?
I am sure lots of us have extra things in our stashes we could donate to Nick, is there possibly a cost effective way to do this? I have a Big Shot for one thing he would be more than welcome to, there is nothing wrong with it except it has been replaced with a Grand C.
Sending warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner
PS Do hope you are ok Cameeli, so lovely to see you in First place Pam take care.

Lacelady said...

Love the card Sue. I tried to look on facebook with your link, and only came up with a way to enter one of my cards. It said that 16 people had entered, but I'm blowed if I could find them. I do have facebook, so I presume I should be able to go direct to a voting page?

Lacelady said...

Sue, ignore my last message, I did find Nick's card, but when I went to vote for him, 'they' were going to want my details and my friends list - sorry, I'm not willing to do that.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card as always Sue, lovethose colours and the die is beatiful. Off to vote for Nick now.

Love Sheila xx

rachel said...

Hiya Sue - love your card today - those papers are fab and those felt flowers brilliant! Wonderful xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - yet another brilliant card today and just love those background papers. What a great thing Nick is doing and I really hope he wins. Will vote for him now. Best wishes

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card - I love turquoise, black and white. The focal point would look even better with your Californian dies, I think...
Have voted for Nick and am a bit surprised that Lacelady was requested to give her dets and friends......
Greetings to Pam, hope she is allright, can't see her.
Hugs, Rose

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous card, love everything about it, especially the sentiment. Would love to vote for Nick but like many others do not have Facebook, have heard his emails read out on C&C, what he is doing is a wonderful thing.
Pam love to you, good to see you back in your special place. Tina glad that Kara is on the mend, good luck to her in the new job on Monday. Shirley T you will be fine, it is a bit nerve wracking starting a new job, you will breeze through your first day.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Stunning card, love the colours and the background stamp.
Will pop over to vote - hopefully he will be in with a chance.
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, it was a pleasure to vote for Nick, he seems to be doing well, such a worthwhile course. I am a 'green' person so todays card is just down my street. Best wishes Edwina

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the sentiment and the colour you've used for the background.

Good Luck to Nick. I hear his name mentioned quite often on C&C and I wish him all the best for the wonderful thing he is doing.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

lilysmum said...

Good afternoon Sue. Love todays contribution especially the background stamp. Would love to add it to my ever growing stash. Makes me feel a bit guilty now tho having read your request for Nick, some of us are very lucky to be able to have the things we have eh. Anyway, well done Nick for his endeavours to help those less fortunate. I would love to help but dont have facebook. However I do have so much stuff from the early days it would be good to pass it on. I wonder if we could get a donate box going somewhere along with a contribution towards p&p??
Hope everyone is well. X

terrie said...

Great looking card...I especially like the flowers that you added on the card...
Well done Sue.
Off to vote for Nick!

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
A lovely sentiment today which actually matches the weather! Lovely card - love the shades of flowers and the background too.
Like many others I don't do Facebook! Was actually a relief to realise I was not the only one! Like others would vote in another way if possible and think sending goodies out is also an excellent idea! Wish Nick all the best, have heard his name mentioned often.
My card came yesterday - it is beautiful! Lovely to see all the details. Thank you so much!
Have a good weekend everyone, especially Pam and others going through difficult times.
Love Myra

Susan White said...

Lovely card Sue - hope Nick is successful with his competition win!

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. I love the card and have voted for Nick. I hope he wins, it looks like he might as he's now up to 180 votes - far above any of the others. Do let us know what the outcome is. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Lesley Griffiths said...

You say it's a simple card but I say it's a stunning card. Good luck Nick.

Jennifer Swandells said...

What an absolutely beautiful card, and I just love the colour, happy to help out Nick. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card
The colour is fab, I love seeing your blog every day,
I will now go vote for nick, if I can as don't know much about computer's
(Due to illness) my son has made your blog easy for me, i press one button and your blog is there,
So maybe I will wait until my son come,s home from college to vote,
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend, crafty hugs, and good health to all, Julie xx

Louise said...

Gorgeous card Sue and just my colours. Have voted for Nick and hope he is successful. What a lovely thing he is doing! Have a fab time at the NEC. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card - just stunning. I love everything about it.
Heading over to vote for Nick next.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, and really liking the alphabet soup stamp! Will vote for Nick when I get home from work today (facebook is blocked!) and would be more than willing to make a donation directly. Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and another lovely card. Hope everything goes will for Nick & his crafty endeavours

Lindsay Martin said...

Another stunner today Sue, loving the colour and dies are great. Good luck to Nick as well, fingers crossed you win x

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card love that background stamp.

Beth T said...

I love seeing your designs. Thank you for sharing your beautiful ideas and techniques!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like this card, very versatile.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Helen Barker said...

Lovely card Sue and will vote foe nick.
Helen Bx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Sue, Totally stunning card and I agree whole heartedly with the sentiment.
Off to vote for Nick, wish he lived closer I have a shed load of stuff begging for worthy cause.
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.
Cameeli xx

TimeOut2Create said...

Happy Friday Sue and all,
Elegant card as usual!
Happy to support Nick, I don't have a personal Facebook account but will ask my troops! We'll done nick and hope you win all the goodies!!
Hugs Bim xx

Jane said...

Teal is one of my favorites cant go wrong your talent,teal,flowers.

Jane xx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I love your card for today...Teal is my favourite colour right now.
I have been and voted for nick.
Love Carol xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Another lovely card Sue, must get some of the Teresa Collins papers, I love them. My felt and glue came today so can have a play.

Voted for Nick, hope he is lucky as it is a great thing he is doing. I too would love to give him stuff.

Lorraine - Scotland

Tracy Stitt said...

Afternoon sue. Lovely card but I'm not keen on that stamp lol. I like some other are not on face book but if I can do it some other way let me know. Nice to help people who are helping others. Wish everyone would do their bit in life would make the world a much better place to be!
Love Tracy from killie x

sued99 said...

Beautiful. Will vote now.

Barbara said...

Lovely card, nice colours and pretty flowers.
Have voted for Nick his card is lovely, hope he wins!!!

Janice K said...

Another beautiful card which showcases the great stamp and die designs along with pretty embellishments.x

Carol S. said...

Brilliant card and love the colours. Hugs, Carol s.xx

Jan Sharp said...

Lovely card today.
Yes, I will vote for Nick and ask the family to do the same. If he doesn't win the stash, couldn't we do something, as a family? Raise funds or send stash or something? I'm happy to help and/or to help organize. Please let us know!
Thank you,

Sioux P said...

love the colours of this one and little flowers are gorgeous. As echoed before is there another way to vote other than on facebook?

lynda said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes Another gorgeous card Sue the Teresa Collins papers I must get some they are lovely. Teal colour card is one of my favourite .
I have voted for Nick & happy to do so hope it helps him.
Lovely to see you at no 1 spot today Pam sending you love & hugs xx
Clare good luck for tomorrow hope the judges love your card & appreciate your talent & you win xx
Norah congratulations on winning Christina's card xx
Steph sorry you didn't find you MOTB outfit yesterday
That is rather a lot of money for a dress, I'm sure you will find something you love in the end I hope you wasn't to shattered. How long have you got till the big day. love & hugs xx
Love & hugs to you Sue & the lovely Wilsonetts take care see you tomorrow love Lynda Brock xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today and I remember it from the show.
I have voted for Nick not just because you asked but because his is the best card on there! I know of Nick from C & C and love the pictures he sends in of his animals. He is doing a great job and encouraging people to craft is surely a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue, a really pretty way you have used this alphabet background stamp. Love it! What a great thing Nick is doing but unfortunately Create & Craft rules state that the competition is only open to UK residents, and he lives in Bulgaria what a shame. He would not be eligible for the prize even if he receives the most votes.

Annie xXx

Sue Balawajder said...

Hi Sue,love the colour combo,it just works for me.Would vote for Nick but not on Facebook, hope he wins.Let us all know if we could post some of our stash to him please.Big hugs x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue, and my blog friends

Lovely card today, colour is beautiful. The sentiment is so right, and I have found some lovely ones on your blog, THANK YOU.

I too will vote for Nick when my husband gets home as I personally don't do facebook. I have heard Nick's name mentioned many a time on C&C. I would also like to make a contribution to nick, I too have stock I don't use. I have lots of Hunkydory, cutey ( animals ) items if they would be of any use. What a lovely thing Nick is doing in his village, and hope the bulgarian climate is beneficial to his health.

Nanna Tina. Hugs and good health wishes to Kara and wish her well in her new venture.

Janet, your fall sounded horrendous, I hope you are feeling better today.

Big hugs to you Pam.

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Pearl said...

Lovely combination of colours and textures Sue.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

samantha wade said...

Hi, lovely card colour today, felt flowers, yum.
I'm off to nec tomorrow hope there's lots of good stuff left, and crafty friends, xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good evening Sue and everyone.
Late today as been at the NEC.
Love the colours and design of this one Very elegant.
Not on Facebook but wish Nick good luck.
Best wishes.
Ang x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Have just voted for Nick. Could you keep us informed on how he is and if he wins
Very beautiful card Sue. Great design and love the colours
Take care
Hazel G x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, another great card today....minus the flowers it would make a fab guys card! The dies are really nice, so versatile. I will be sure to cast my vote!! Love Sam xxxx

christine c said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
nice card Sue but not sure
about the stamp over paper.
i.m not on facebook so can,t
vote for Nick, I,ve just read
Annies comment and she says that
Nick couldn,t claim the prize even if he gets the most votes
cos he doesn,t live in the uk...
Claire hope you win card comp
you deserve to,
Janet hope you got on ok at AnE
your fall sounded really nasty.
Shirley hope your day went well in your job at the craft shop.
hope everyone is well today.
from Christine c and Ella.

Rosie said...

An absolute knock out card, Sue. Love the colour combination too...

Off to vote for Nick....

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, another very late Blog but it's been very hectic, I Really love today's Card and I'm such a lover of the Teresa Collins Papers and The Fabulous Alphabet Stamp designed by Becca I love the Dies which she designed also she's such a talented person, I Love The Colours you've chosen, and those Terrific Flowers.
Take Care Sue love and Hugs from Sam x
Pam, thinking of you hugs from Sam x
To all you wonderful Wilsonettes please take care all. Hugs from Sam x

Karen Stafford said...

Another beauty. x

Jackie Meechan said...

Love the colours in this card. Beautiful

trent999 said...

Firstly I have to thank Sue for all of her support and for giving us all such inspiration with the beautiful cards she shares. Thank you so much to all of you who have taken time to vote for my card and more importantly left a message as well. It's been a real pleasure to read the comments that you have left for the card I made. You have made me a very happy man, I'm really touched, so much so that it's hard to put into words how much your support means to me, it's certainly boosted my confidence no end. Thank you to you all.
The club for the village has been loved by the locals and it has proved far more popular than I could have ever imagined. It's a real privilege to be able to give something back to them. I have tried to post a photo of the club but unfortunately Computers are not my forte, I know there are going to be some in the club magazine this month

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely card. And of course we help Nick :)

Marianna Hammer said...

My husband really wanted to vote for Nick's card aswell, but his computer and mine have the same IP adress, so it just says "voted". Sorry.

Vie Carter said...

Great card


nzillingworth said...


Paula Gale said...

Hi Sue

Late as usual for comments - and can't vote for Nick as the voting has finished - I would have loved to support him too!!! He deserves happiness and all the help he can get.

Not sure if I like the background of the card - just a little bit dark for me - but love the foreground with sentiment, die cuts and of course those flowers... maybe this one is more of a fella's card so lose the flowers - or lighten the background and definitely for a female. Sorry! Still appreciate the hard work that must have gone into it!!!

Hope you are well.

Paula x x x

Ayelet Barkay said...

Amazing card! Great color!
Love those dies and the bow with the felt flower. It's just awesome.