Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Spanish Collection Background

Hello my crafty friends!  I know I am not supposed to have a favourite, but this background from my Spanish collection is just lovely.  I just really like the leaves around the edge, the pretty embossed detailing and the trellis in the centre, so pretty and delicate. All of the backgrounds have been designed without an outside cutting edge so you can determine just how large of a border you want to use.  I cut the background out of milk coloured card.  I decided to do some piercing around the edge of the border on the background then I mounted some foam around the edge to raise it for dimension.  I decided to go tone on tone and used another piece of milk card behind it.  I stamped my sentiment from the Creative Expressions Bold Sentiment set using the Eggplant Adirondack pad and cut it into a banner.  I matted it with matching cardstock and added it across the centre of the background from the left.  Using my Classic Rose dies, I made several dimensional felt flowers using the aubergine felt from our Vintage felt pack.  This is a fun technique that I do show in several of the upcoming videos.  I tied a messy bow out of chalk seam binding, added a bakers twine bow and seated my roses across my banner.  I added some pearl piping around the edge of the border that I found on one of my craft shopping sprees in the States.  I finished the card with a milk mat that I decorated with some Cosmic Shimmer PVA pearl glue dots and then a matching eggplant (aubergine) coloured mat and a final milk mat.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8 1/4" in size. All for now, Sue x


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Heather Rogers said...

Beautiful Sue. The background is stunning.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

CraftyAnn said...

This card is so elegant, and like you a love the Spanish collection of dies. Also your new stamps are delightful, I've ordered 5 so far and I've 3 more on my must have list.
Take care

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I enjoy seeing your dies, lovely card, look forward to many more.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue, one of my favourite backgrounds too. Would love to know where you bought that pearl piping from its stunning and really finishes the card off.xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, a beautiful card, the Rosesare lovely,have a good day take care all Kitty

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card, Sue. Loving that Spanish die cut. Hazel xx

Clair Hughes said...

Another stunner Sue. The die cut background is beautiful..... Something else already on my ever growing wish list. Love the cream and black. Have a happy day xxx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card today. I love the Spanish Collection too and the string of pearls WOW!!!!
Looking forward to seeing the videos of how to make your Classic roses.
Sheila x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this is a really fabulous card, love that background die, and those gorgeous felt roses. Bx

Gail said...

Morning Sue and fellow crafters,
What beautiful delicate card, I love it! I can see some more dies going on my wish list.
Gail Cx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning everyone. Love the background die - it's lovely to see how you use your dies in different ways. Have a good day all. Sue xxx.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love your new dies must get some the flowers look great can not wait to try this card out thank you Tracy w x

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue what can isay about onr cos its absolutly stunning i sm going to have to get this die. I can understand why its one of you favourite ones. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Rachel Taylor said...

Very pretty Sue
Crafty hugs Rachel x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful intricate card your Spanish set of dies are my favourite too. The felt roses are gorgeous and I love the colours in the vintage pack of felt. Since having your rose dies I am making roses all the time. I am really looking forward to the videos showcasing your dies.
Hugs x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A stunner of a card, I'm loving the background die, really pretty, and the aubergine and milk is a truly pretty combination. I'm also loving the pearl string around the background, we really need these, Sue.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the die cut background such a lovely idea and the flowers made of felt are devine.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue.This was amongst the first of your dies that I bought and I love it~ particularly the way you can determine the width of the border. Your card today is stunning,I love the felt roses. Hugs,
Maggie x

Debra Denman said...

Good morning all another beautiful day and yet another beautiful card. The rises are really sweet I love the colour. Wow that is a stunning die I can see why it's a favorite. Would love to gave this one in my collection.
Have a lovely day all
Debra x

Debra Denman said...

Hi so sorry about the spelling / misuse of words in the above message. I wrote it without my glasses on and didn't proof read it. . I meant roses. And have. But I am sure all you clever people out there knew that.

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers. Lovely card. The die is very pretty I also love the felt roses.

Have a great day. Sally x

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Just beautiful . X

Maria Illsley said...

Morning all
Love this card Sue and the felt flowers they are one of my favourites xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well a beautiful card today so elegant.. hugs sarah xx

ElizabethS said...

Morning Sue, how absolutely beautiful. Love the bling too, not seen any like that here in the UK - maybe you could bring them over...or even design some under your own label...hehehe.
ElizabethS x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning card, love everything you have done on this.
Think I "need" that die now!!!
Have a fantastic day

Patricia xxx

snowqueen62 said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Really beautiful card. I love this die. I have it on my wish list so here's hoping!
Special hugs to everyone who's sad at the moment
Hugs Sue C x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I can understand why this background die is your favourite, it is gorgeous :-) The roses are beautiful (one of my favourites of your dies:)) and the finishing touch of the fabulous pearl piping that you got over the pond. Any chance of getting supplies of it over here? I think it would be a sell out! Sending a hug for Pam. Take care.

TDQ Karen said...

The die makes the perfect background, love the felt flowers , I am using felt more and more as it adds great texture to a card xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful card, not sure how to choose a favourite as they are all so lovely. The pearls are rather nice too Take care all x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Love this die. The flowers are stunning! Can't wait for the video on how to make these. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are ok Pam.

Desiree P said...

Morning Sue. Gorgeous card and I'm so happy because I just bought this die along with the border and corners and the rose die just two days ago. I was dithering from one collection to another trying to decide which to get and finally settled on these. Think I made the right choice. Can't wait to see all the videos.x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Oh this is a beautiful card, I love the colour combo of milk and eggplant, and those felt roses are spectacular but in an elegant, Sue-Wilson-style (so not OTT).
You really are a magician, creating all those wonderful cards and sharing with us.
Best of it is that I have all those dies, so will have to get cracking. Minus the pearls, of course (for now)
Hugs, Rose

Carole Z said...

A beautiful card Sue, I do like this collection very much, love your flowers, hugs Carole Z X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this background, next on my list to buy. It makes a very classy and femine card. The felt roses are just perfect.

Love Rosemarie xx

Alison Couchman said...

Stunning! I love the detail of this die and the very pretty embossing. The whole thing is just gorgeous.

Anne Crawford said...

Such Elegance! so beautiful, I love the background die and the aubergine felt roses, unusual colour combo very rich looking.thank you (magpie) Karen for your holiday wishes, it will be lovely to find some sun as we have been missing it up here NW Scotland recently.
Hugs to those needing a wee comfort xo

Jacquie said...

This is gorgeous Sue, so pretty, i love the Spanish dies to for all the leaves in the design.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue ..happy crafting x

Joan D said...

Another stunning card Sue, the background, die is a must for me, really superb detail,another on my list to get xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue -a classic Sue Wilson card -just elegant and detailed and it is using my favourite Spanish collection.
Love this background die -so pretty.
Roses are gorgeous!
Have a great day Sue ,
Xx Ruth

Oksana said...

Beautiful, elegant card. The dies say it all!xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card, love the die and do love the pearls! Love Jean xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card - love the background and I want that pearl string! My EFs came yday - the art deco one even has spots where one can dot little pearls - didn't appreciate that till it came - that will defintely be the fave me thinks now.
Clare W

Fieldsend said...

Mornings Sue, yet another's stunner for us all today - love it. Have a great day.

Love June

Nanny Jo said...

Beautiful and elegant, Sue...love the background die. Jo x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift is really sumptuous and so elegant. I love your Spanish collection and today's die has just gone to the top of my wish list. My wish list is just getting longeeeeeer and longeeeeer.
I am looking forward with great impatience to seeing you new videos using all your new dies.
Busy day for me as it's my crafty afternoon in our local library with my crafty friends so will see you tomorrow.
Janet x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
This is my kinda card. Stunning!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Beautiful card. All your dies are lovely and the very few I have are very good quality too. I wish I could have them all:-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a really lovely card - so elegant. I didn't buy this die but feel I must now. Best wishes

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, loving the roses and piped pearl border too.
Donna Jones

Victoria said...

I can understand why this is one of your favourites Sue. It's simply stunning. Great idea not having an outside cutting edge, as you can sort of extend the background. Wonderful card as per usual.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
The love the background I only have 5 sets of your new dies the rest are on my ever growing wish list, love the roses never used felt so that's something else to add to my list of what next to try.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
This card is gorgeous. I love how the dies does not cut out. The felt roses are lovely to. Love the strips of pearls, any chance of them coming over here. Hope nobody answers the scam that seems to have landed on your blog.

gwen70 said...

Really elegant Sue, my list of wants grows longer

Crisco said...

Exquisite. Gorgeous. Just perfect.

Anonymous said...

Back again , is anyone having the same problem as me trying to pin today's card? I haven't got the pin button on my screen? I hope so too Pat I just ignored it.
Heather T

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Love the Spanish Collection dies, I have one which I will use to make a card, the aubergine felt flowers finish it off beautifully
Yes where did you get the pearls from around the edge
Carol x

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue, your dies are just amazing, what beautiful results such a pretty, delicate card,.
Those felt roses are gorgeous, can't wait for the video to see how you achieved such perfect results.
Sandra xxx

Janet k said...

Just beautiful I love the colours, and the pearls round the outside, thank you again for all the inspirations xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, glorious card, love the die ( now added to my list) love the felt flowers. Lol lynne m x x

Denise Hancock said...

Beautiful card Sue the Spanish background has been added to my NEED list. The pearl piping finishes off the card perfectly.
Denise X

Marion said...

Hi Sue I think this die is stunning too ,and love the felt flower's.
Marion H

marg said...

Hello Sue
I noticed the Pearls on the C/E website, that's gonna be a must have I can tell!
Love your Dies Sue I like background Dies lovely when you can add Roses!
Love to everyone who needs it today!
Take Care Sue!
Love Marg

karenlotty said...

More things for my Need List! The flower die, the background die I love those pearls too Any chance you can bring them over here

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Wonderful card and as I scrolled down the true colour of the card was shown up which made it even more beautiful. I'm loving your dies and now places have been restocked it's grat to be able to get hold of the ones (all of them!! Lol!) I want.

Love Sheila xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is so elegant, love the colour combo, the eggplant really makes it pop. I too love the Spanish collection, it is at the top of my need list, birthday gift methinks. The roses are scrummy, I have them and they are gorgeous, the bling is a perfect finishing touch. Thank you for your inspiration Sue.
Hugs to Pam.
Take care everyone, ignore the spammer.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I have that background die and love it.
Veronique L

Micky French said...

Stunning Sue, I am collecting the Spanish die set and that background will be in my basket on Thursday, I love the roses too cant wait to see how there made.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very Beautiful I love all the collections Love Jean Z xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue and all the crafty crew, Really love the spanish backround it makes for a really elegant card and one that I wil try to replicate soon with my unopened Sue Wilson Dies.

Thank you to all the ladies who have left comments for me, I am not allowed to gym, only swim for a couple of weeks which has thrown my weight loss programme out of the window for now at least. With my Son's wedding fast approaching it is abit of a setback.
Hugs and best wishes to Pam, Steph and Norah I always look forward to your messages.
I agree with Pat S. Re: the SCAM, STEER CLEAR!! and shame on them.

Heather T. if you go to yesterdays pin it will bring up todays card!!

Have a gerat day everyone and hope the sunshines and smiles on you today.
Cameeli xx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely gorgeous, I love seeing your own range and can't wait to see what you have made with it all, that includes everything, dies, stamps embossing folders and what can I say about the latest Finishing Touches in the Creative Expressions range, Yummy maybe! x

Jayne S said...

Wow, what a beautiful card Sue, your dies are just amazing.

doreenj said...

What lovely colours you have used again, Sue, must try the tone on tone; can't quite bring myself to do it though!!!

Doreen x

hollyberry said...

Love the card today and your Spanish collection is I think my favourite.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
OOOOh what a lovely card today Sue, not that you don't always give us beauty each day, but the background die really does make a beautiful card. I have and it's all your fault the whole Spanish collection as it is my very favourite and i was bad at the SECC show. I know you do not intend it but i love how your photographs show up in different colours on my computer screen, so i have the original at the top - Black and Cream, I have a beautiful Blue and White further down and somewhere in between i have a gorgeous Mauvey/Violet. All equally as lovely and lets me see what it would be like in a few other colours too. Please don't try to always change the pictures so that they are perfect as this way it gives us different looks as well.
A bit cream crackered as Tina was after her marathon MOB try out. I am so sore after yesterday's onslaught that i dont't know which part needs renewing the most. Why is it when you have someone coming and your family know this that they decide to leave everything they possibly can at their butt. So between going up and down the stairs(which is never good at the best of times) hoovering with something that is so unwielding that it refuses to go where you need it to, the neck now makes me look like Quasimodo again. Because of the breaks to the back over the various falls down stairs and such like, the back of my neck swells up when it goes out of place and scares everybody that see's me. I normally go around lifting one shoulder going ahar, ahar, ahar as it's not the first time a child has seen it and went screaming to it's mother, so now the hair is long just to cover the neck and back. The first child that did that upset me that much i had to go home in tears, so the hair down is the better move, no upset children or me, just painful. It's normally when i meet up with someone i haven't seen in a while and they decide to pat me on the back during giving me a hug. Why do they always manage to hit just the wrong place on the wrong day? Never mind.
Tandy i am sorry to read your mum has taken ill again, i truly hope she is up on her feet again soon, but try and take it easy as you being knackered is not going to help her and it can take it's toll on you.
Tres, sorry poor wee Fudge has lost his sight, but if you leave the places that he knows how just as they have always been it will be amazing how quickly he will be going around just as he was before. I am hoping that he his a wee boy and if not sorry wee lass.
Cameeli, swimming is said to be the best exercise when you have an injury. Crikey, i thought gardening was supposed to be good for you and the environment and in " these times of austere ecomony"( the voice goes low and gruff for that bit)hee hee. Take it easy with the training for the Olympic's though, o aye it's the Mother of the Groom Wedding not the olympic's. I think you must putting in about just as much training as the athletes though.
Myra, i think i must haven't went right out and definitely lost what i had left of memory but what outfit was i getting as the brain still hasn't returned from its holiday and mountain rescue say there is no hope of finding it now as it has been too long since it was last seen.
I will go and stop annoying you all now, but i think this going to be one of those days that nothing i take will touch the pain somehow. Hope to see you all tomorrow,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (they've pinched my hills again Glenochil)
Missing Pam and Cameeli at the top of the blog today, hope you are both as ok as you can be x

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card. X

JESSIE said...


lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
My screen is playing tricks again, it shows cream and brown in most of the pictures, only get the true colour in a couple of the lower pictures,but it's still stunning, just my cup of tea. More dies I need.

Anonymous said...

OLE^ and HEY CARAMBA!!! You know what I mean; doing a happy Spanish dance to this card. Yep I love it. Mabex

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This card is stunning - I absolutely love it.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This card is stunning - I absolutely love it.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Oh Sue this is gorgeous. Love these colours together and the centre die is to die for....no pun intended. Have a good day everyone from a very wet miserable day here in Paisley.

lorraine - scotland

terrie said...

Such a lovely card and I like just the right amount of color that you added on your card...
The background is beautiful.
Well done Sue

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card, just love everything you bring to us each day. It is raining here today, so maybe a good day for crafting. Take care everyone, Jess xx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Such a beautiful card love everything about this one especially the pearl trim.
I have been asked to make some cards for same sex marriages so your dies are really helping me out.
Do take care Cameeli getting your knee healed is the most important thing to enable you to enjoy ever minute of the big day. Do hope all is well Norah.
Sending warm wishes and hugs to those who need one.
Margaret corgi owner

June Horrocks said...

Beautiful stunning I understand why it's you favourite I keep going Back to have a look love always xxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

TOB said...

Oh Sue this is a beautiful die, the card is stunning. Love the flowers. hugs Theresa.x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the gorgeous background and flowers xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. A stunning card your right about the background die its beautiful but then again i think all your new dies are as well as your new embossing folders. Its taking me awhile to get through my wish list but i WILL get there.
Best Wishes
Denise x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Truly beautiful card this morning. Love the background and the felt roses are gorgeous - that's 2 more dies I need! Pam hope you're ok, Cameeli -swimming is fantastic exercise & you should still lose weight and tone up doing that. Being fit and healthy is more important than being thin! Take care everyone and hugs to those that need one. Love Alison xx

Janice Robinson said...

Lovely card and I love the pearl piping

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. This die was one that my daughter treated me to.
Not seen Pam on here this morning, hope your ok.
Norah, hope your aches and pains manage to settle a little. I know what you mean about people tapping you on the back when they're giving you a hug. I have nerve damage and fibromyalgia in both shoulders radiating to bottom of both ribs so if they touch my shoulders I go into orbit! Not nice.

Pinky said...

Hi Sue.

Today's card is beautiful, as always, particularly like the pearl piping.

Vicki x

Janice Wallace said...

My favourite, well that depends on what die I have just bought or just seen in your card....oh dear.
love this card, so much detail from one die too
Janice W

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - not a lot to say apart from this card is stunning. I love the roses and the bling. Helen xx

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous card Sue, love that background and pearls
ValC xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Very elegant looking, really like the pearl piping.

3362 Jan said...

Morning Sue. Simply stunning. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan.xx

Jill Liddle said...

I love this card.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, a real Sue Wilson design, love how you have enhanced it with the pearl border. I can understand why this is one of your favourites, it's also one of mine, and one when you showcased your dies I had to HAVE! It's a delight to use and cuts out so beautifully. If I were at home I would be desperate to play with this one today. BUT we are now in Essex, teenage grandson had a football accident weekend so is now on crutches, and we are here to care and chauffeur him, thank goodness I brought my iPad with me so can keep in touch with my blog family.
Love to all, take care, love Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today,I really like this one and it is another of my top favourites!
Thank Goodness, I don't have to add another die to my Wish List today as I already have bought this die!!!
However, my efforts using the die are nowhere as beautiful as yours!!
I will keep on trying though!!
I really love the Spanish Collection dies and I am really enjoying making my own creations with them!

Love and Best Wishes
Lesley S
West Sussex

Sonia Jones said...

Gorgeous card. I love it Hugs Sonia x

weefortune said...

Stunning Card Sue, Have a great Day Elaine x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue.
A stunning card liking this background too
I have two of the others which I use a lot and
I was in my local craft store yesterday and they
Have all your dies and stamps in so I will pick
One every visit till I have them all great.
Nancyd xx

Pauline99 said...

Hi sue

Beautiful card again today and this is one of my favourite dies too. I love how it looks cut into the card and playing around with the background in different colours. Super.

Love those pearls too they would look stunning on a wedding card.

All the best Pauline ( freedom99)

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut stunning creation here again Sue, I love the elegant card here those dies really are to die for, I think.

Alice G said...

Ooh so gorgeous, the background is stunning and love the felt roses. Llokfroward to seeing how you did that. I
I'd really like to try it .

Hugs Alice xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, can't wait to do some shopping at Ally-
Pali next month.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Kate's Cards said...

I agree Sue. That die is beautiful!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Simply stunning , the background is beautiful and the aubergine roses are out of this world, love it!!
Best wishes, Pat

craftycarol said...

Morning Sue,
Yet another beautiful card, I'm looking forward to seeing your new videos coming along.
Carol x

Joanna Dickson said...

OMG Sue, this to me is absolutely stunning. What I would give for a card like that. You just blow me away. Lots of love, Jo xx

cr@fty said...

Thank you so much Cameeli I've managed to pin today's card. Hope your knee gets better soon
Take care x
Heather T

SusanP, Kent said...

Yes this background die is gorgeous and any card made with it cannot fail! Loving the felt roses and pearl piping too.

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card.
Gr Elly

Vie Carter said...

I must agree this spanish die is beautiful

The placement of the flowers and bow and twine look just right



baconbits said...

Morning Sue
The background is stunning, the Spanish collection is a beautiful compilation and my favourite.
Its fantastic seeing you create with your own creations - you must be so proud.
Amanda x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, it's like the saying that mothers are not supposed to have favourite children but although you have created all these beautiful dies it must be difficult not to have one or two special ones!! beautiful card , love from Jackie D

Lacelady said...

Oooh, that's a super background! I love the idea of being able to cut it out with a larger border. Beautiful card!

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card. Looking forward to seeing all of your dies in action. Xx

Susan White said...

Just so pretty! Love the colour of those felt flowers too. Thanks, Susan x

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonette ladies.Sue I love this die from the Spanish collection I can see why it's a favourite of yours it's gorgeous so clever of you not putting a cutting edge to it.loving them felt roses just stunning & so looking forward to your video's showcasing all your die collections . My order from Joanna has just dropped on the mat woopy :0))) love & hugs Sue Lynda Brock xx
Sending love & hugs to Norah, Steph & Camille hoping you all feel better soon love your blogs. Pam hope your ok missed you Big Hugs for you take care .
Lynda xxx

ladyweir said...

Hi Sue your dies are amazing they make such beautiful card

Jennifer Swandells said...

An absolutely stunning background Sue. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. The beautifull filigree die cutting from your die is stunning and I love those little pearls making a border.

Anonymous said...

I can understand why this die is one of your favorites. Your card is stunning. I love it.

-Kathy Hogan

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I love this card, and although I have cleaned and tidy'd my craft room( only cos I am off on my 32 day cruise and don't want to come back to a mess) I am going to have a go at the roses as I have the dies and felt. Will miss your daily blog but what fun catching up with the videos.
X Ros

Annie said...

Another beauty, Sue. Your dies and embossing folders are gorgeous!

Meg said...

What a lovely card Sue.
I also like your Spanish collection - I now have to adjust my priority list for which dies/stamps to buy first.

Margaret O


Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
Really stunning card today! I ,like many others, understand why this is one of your favourites! I love the felt and have made many flowers each one as lovely as the last! All down to the tools! The felt is lovely to work with and I love the texture it brings! Love the pearls too.

Brenda so sorry to hear about your Grandson! Typical boys! Brought back memories - my sons between them had two dislocated shoulders, (football) and one broken nose ( cricket) . Boys eh! Hope he gets well soon.

Norah, you are just great! To suffer the way you clearly do and still make everyone here laugh is a rare gift! I don't know you, but feel as if I do!

Cameeli - just swim and chill! You will look gorgeous at this wedding !

Pam sending love and trust tomorrow , all being well, will be a better day.
Love to all from a wet and dreary Lancashire,

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. What a stunning card. Love it.Got the dies for the rroses so hope you can show us how to use the felt to make them. Have a few things on the wish list now. Take care. Hugs
Heather H.x

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely beautiful.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous card, so pretty. I'm looking forward to the felt rose tutorial, I have tried but mine just don't come out the same as yours. It will be good to see where I am going wrong.

Kirti(kirti_fj@hotmail.com) said...

this is so beautiful, I just got into card making and got my first spellbinder, and I love it.

foxyg said...

Very pretty card Sue. Love the colours.

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and lovely colour choices! Got the CE Art Deco Fanfare embossing folder yesterday, it is just scrumptious!! Off to look at more bits and pieces on the CE website!. Love Karen xx

nannapat said...

How absolutely gorgeous, such an elegant design. What a fab wedding card this would make. Pat x

Terry Owen said...

I love the Spanish collection as well, but I have a small obsession with making flowers and this had made me want to try the felt
Thanks again Sue :)

Nikkinoo said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, I just love your new dies!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The card looks really difficult but with the aid of your dies seems to be easily accessable. Love it.
Beverley W

Rosie said...

Stunning card, Sue. I love this Spanish collection of dies.

Lesley Griffiths said...

Oh lovely. Simple and stunning.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a lovely card today,
i love tone on tone and love your collection's,
I think I have all your embossing folders,
I would love to shop in the states, go to Michael's and jo-anns
You get coupons over there, we get nothing like that here,
That is my dream to go to the states and shop lol crafty hugs Julie xx

Ayelet Barkay said...

Such an amazing card!
I just adore the Spanish collection. Also great colors :)

jane stillman said...

Oh wow! just love love love it! The colourways and roses are fab x

Maureen Bleay said...

I agree with all the lovely comments Sue. Just great and very reminiscent of Spain. The card made me immediately think of the Alhambra. Just beautiful thank you. Hugs Maureen Looking forward to yur expert help on getting the roses right too!!!

Myra P said...

Hi Everyone,
These are available at Julia 's store! She has them in cream or white.
Trust this helps! Love Myra

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and all
Love the card and everything about it,the Die is fantastic,my wish list is getting longer.
I am looking forward to your demos of your collection

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, the background die is simply stunning!! An amazing card today. Love Sam xxx

Lynne said...

Another beautiful card. As the dies cut out flat 'roses' I would be grateful if you could tell me how you get the realistic look of the flower - they are a fabulous addition to any item.
thank you in anticipation.
Best wishes.
Lynne in Spain.

Anonymous said...

A truly beautiful card. The roses are gorgeous but every attempt at roses that I have made has resulted in 'gone to seed cauliflower' or a sprout!!
Cannot go wrong with die cuts though so the Spanish background is on the wish-list.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card using a great background die. Love the felt flower too.

Janice K said...

Intricate and exquisite! x

samantha wade said...

Hi, beautiful card so elegant, this is a lovely die so much detail, and the pearls are pretty,must get my felt out again, its good you remind us to use our stash, thanks, xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh this is such a beautiful card today !! I love the look of this background die. I can see how it is one of your favourite dies !! it is so delicate and very pretty !! I also love, love, love your gorgeous felt roses !! They are so beautiful Sue. The pearl border looks fab too !! It has really finished the card to perfection. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card today Sue.

Thank you to every one who left kind comments for me about my little Yorkshire Terrier dog Fudge. I am so grateful to be a part of this wonderful blog and to get to know all the wonderful people that come here.

Pam, I hope you are ok. I am thinking of you and sending you a big today love Tres x x x

Norah and Steph you are lovely people and you cheer
Me up when I feel so ill and down.

Tina, Thanks for your kind comments. I think of you everyday and hope you are ok.

All my love to you Sue and all the Wilsonettes love Tres x x x

Tres said...

Sorry Pam, I meant I am sending you a big hug and lots of love, Tres x x x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love that die and those pearls are stunning.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry xxx

Jane said...

Just divine love today's card.

Jane xx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card and love the addition of the flowers and twine. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue, Stunning simple elegant card.
Alison B. x

Pam said...

Such a beautiful card today Sue, love the roses.
Today was Tim's funeral and it has been a hard day for me but I am so grateful for all the kind loving comments. I didnt want anyone to worry about me not being on the blog today. Thank you Steph, Norah, Tina, Tres, Cameeli and everyone who I havent named (my memory is to pot at the moment) but I know who care.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. How great to see this die close up. I have bought a few and they all cut beautifully. Lovely flowers too. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Myra P said...

Hi sue,
Hi Pam, Bless you, you've had quite a day! Trust everything went as well as these things can. You will have tough days ahead but you'll get through it. My thoughts and prayers are with you this evening.
Trust you sleep well, love ,Myra x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card today with one of your dies - hurrah! Have to admit I did find strings of pearls after you last showed them (on a snowflake card) but haven't used them yet - for the life of me can't remember where I got them from.

Pam, I'm late today for various reasons and was concerned the further down I scrolled and no message, then finally came to yours. SO sorry, you must have had a very hard and sad day and do feel for you. Sending big hugs.
Tres, sad to hear about your dear Fudge and hope you can have a successful op in time. In many years of loving animals, we've had both blind dogs and cats, the trick as Tina said is to not move anything around and they soon adapt. Our last blind cat, Mr Morph, we lost before Christmas and he knew how to jump on and off a table, balance walking on the back of a sofa, and even jump from sofa to chair - truly remarkable - and he lived to be 16!! A real darling.

'P' in Wales

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and all the Wilsonettes! Stunning, stunning stunning Spanish die. It's just beautiful. I so wish.....Love the felt flowers and so glad that you will be doing a few videos on how to do them along with a lot more things. Plus I know that you would have a stampede on your hands for those pearls that you got from the states. Ooooo they are just lush and really give the card another added "wow" factor to what it's already got! They would do very well here. But then Moyra P says she's seen the on Julia's store.... Thank you for all you do Sue. Even if we can't afford the dies, you give us ideas on how to use what we have got. "Wow!". Kitty, hope you've had a good day too x Debra, dont wury abowt the speling we just tipe how it sownds! Lol! Sarah hope your daughter is on the mend x Norah, eeee ecky thump duck. I can understand where you are coming from "when people don't think". You are an inspiration on how you keep going and coping with how you are. Love your spot on the blog. You're a daily fix! I know what you mean about doing the low and gruff voices though, ditto! Me thinks we were meant to go on stage and do films.....As for your brain I wouldn't believe a word! I bet they've auctioned it off and now that mystery buyer has got something priceless....well they'll never find another one like it eh? That's what you call unique....!! Tandy, hope your mum is ok x Brenda, hope your grandsons ok too and you and your husband x Beryl, my husbands got fibromyalgia too. It's been eight years now. Just suddenly crept up on him daily, bless him x Oooooo Ros, I know what you mean about crafty stuff. We've not long had to have another display cabinet so I can put it in there. Now I just pack it away and lock the doors! Enjoy your wonderful 32 day cruise! Wonderful! Hope the sunshines.....and for us here too everybody! Been a bit chilly here in Staffordshire today with a bit of rain. The heating has gone up! But then what a lovely show of daffodils, crocuses and cherry blossom we've got. Take care everybody! xx Love Karen xx Oh good luck all on the Wednesday card giveaway. See you all Thursday sometime xx

magpie said...

Oh Pam sending lots of love and hugs to you, Tina, Norah, June and anyone else who needs them xx Love Karen xx

Karen Drew said...
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Karen Drew said...

Wow!!! Stunning card. So elegant.
Your dies are fantastic
Karen xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
A wonderful card today using the Spanish background die which I have but yet to use , love the aubergine contrast to the white and the felt roses are beautiful. Stunning card!!
Jean Dxx

Pam I hope today went as it should and your memories will help you through your difficult times .hugs xx

Sue Balawajder said...

Hi Sue,beautiful, stunning and elegant, you are a star.Big hugs X

magpie said...

Oh Pam, just seen your message.....thinking of you knowing how today was for you. Let it all out, don't keep it in. God bless xx

Sioux P said...

I can really understand your love of this one it is gorgeous. Have decided I need both the background and the classic rose die, not sure the best place to get them but will look on your site to see what it says. Thanks again for all the inspiration

Norah McPhee said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry to use you like this but i didn't realise what day it was until now for Pam. Pam, flower, the hardest & worst part is over> Don't try to be brave or put on a show because you think no one will want to know, but they do and they will for however long it takes and that you need us, your family and your friends. We hurt because you hurt and we would do anything possible in the world to change what you are having to go through, unfortunately we can't change your tragedy or the fact that for you it will be a long hard road, but please know that your virtual friends are here anytime you need us. I can't hug you but i am sending one your way. I hope the dark days ease and you see the blue skies again soon,
Love and a big crafty hug
Norah x

Pearl said...

Hiya Sue, lovely card today, colours and combination of shapes go to make up a splendid card.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Laura O said...

stunning card ,love these backgrounds.would love all these dies but bank man would not be happy .think I will have to get the background dies though ,they are so nice .Laura O

Theresa Pace said...

simple and elegant. love that touch of eggplant. yummy colour xx

Anonymous said...

I agree, I especially like the Spanish background die -- love the effect and also loved what you did with this card. It is a beauty!!!!

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Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Your card is absolutely beautiful, flowers are stunning I look forward to watching you demo them. I said Paul, what would you like as a present on the day our daughter gets married. He replied " Is that the norm then " I said I would like to mark the occasion with something. He said, OK does that mean I have to buy you something. I immediately said that would be nice and shoved a list of your dies in his hand, and you don't have to buy them all. ( did I do well, or was it a bit sneaky ).

Pam, I did look for your blog today,and did wonder, and when I read your message I thought today is the worst day for you as it is just so final. Tomorrow everyone else's life will go on the same and you just feel so alone, even when people are around you. I don't know if it is of any consolation, but everyone here on Sue's blog have been thinking of you, and send you so much love and hugs, you should start to feel really smothered and if you do, expect it for a long time to come. You are in my thoughts tonight Pam, God bless and keep you safe.X Sorry it might not have made too much sense, but it comes from the heart.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
This is such a pretty card. The pearls are so pretty around the edges. I will have to go hunting!
Best wishes
Anne O

christine c said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
like you sue I also love the
Spanish background die,
I love the egg plant colour
you have chosen aswell,
hope everyone has been ok today.
from Christine c and ella

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Well yet another absolutely beautiful card you have created today sue
You are so talented I have now got a date to retire a week on Friday is my last day so then I look forward to trying out some of your creations when crafting with
Vick McClean
you take care Sue
Theresa x

ang said...

Absolutely stunning I love it angxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Can I just send a message to Pam. So sorry, I didn't realise that it was Tim's funeral today. Just wanted to say that we are thinking of you in blogland. sending you big hugs. Keep your chin up and let go if you have to. Don't worry about what anyone thinks. Norah I think Lancs Steph has joined your brain and hills as she has gone missing today as well.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

rachel said...

this is stunning - love that background and those flowers are awesome - love them to bits xx

Anne Crawford said...

Missed you today Pam, wish I was as eloquent with words as Norah ,Steph and Cameeli etc. are but you're in my thoughts, hugs xo

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, sorry it's late I just wanted to say I Truly Love this Card I Love this type of Die you can do so much with it,
Fabulous Card as always.
Love and hugs from Sam x
Pam thinking of you hugs from Sam x

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
I do hope you don't mind but when I left my note this morning I noticed that Pam had not been to visit. I have just checked back now and seen her note.

Pam you have been in my thoughts today, now I know why, you have had one of the hardest days of your life to endure. Please know we are all thinking of you and will be here if there is any help we can offer, now or in the future you only have to say. Just take things one day at a time, when you have a difficult day it will only be one day and there will be a whole new day not broken into when you can face things afresh. You are in my thoughts and prayers do take care.
With love and a good night hug.
Margaret corgi owner

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Can I please just send a message to dear Pam? Just been reading through the comments and saw that it was Tim's funeral today. That must have been so hard and so final for you. I hope that everything went as well as it could. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I think Norah has summed up all of our thoughts. Take care and God bless. Alison xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Just me again! I forgot to say that my embossing folders came yesterday and they are absolutely fabulous. I would recommend them to everyone. Absolutely love the deco one. Love Alison xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card Ideal wedding card. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the background and the flowers.

Happy Crafting!!! X X

iReneM said...

Wow, such a beautiful card.
I love this background die so much that I've ordered it :)
Oh, and all those pearls are just wonderful.

Shirley Terretta said...

Pam - so glad that today is over for you. Much love.

Shirley T. xxx

Sandy H said...

There may not be a video today but
this is a seriously special card. Love the colour combination, the die is gorgeous - how clever not to have an outer edge - the flowers are beautiful, and oh, that fantastic pearl piping.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I hope you would not mind me using your blog to send this message to Pam.
PAM I cannot imagine how hard today must've been for you, but my thoughts and prayers are with you, thank you for finding the time to let us know Tim is now at rest. Try to be strong but if by some chance your day is not going easily just say we are all here to support you.
Love and prayers Brenda X

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