Saturday, 22 March 2014

Vintage Rose

Happy Weekend all!  Another Justrite rose sample today.  I started with some card from my stash (can't really describe the colour except for a pinkish lilac maybe) and paired it with milk coloured card.  Starting from the background, I used the new Baroque mask and inked the mask with Clear Perfect Medium and carefully laid it on top of my card and letter pressed it through my GC to transfer the ink to the card.  I heat embossed it with our new Ivory embossing powder.  I love this as it matches our milk card so nicely!  I have never been able to find ivory embossing powder before so I am chuffed to bits to have this in our line now.  I decided to create a frame for my rose and background by using the Grand Square dies.  I picked a couple of sizes and used the in between sizes to create an embossed design into the frame.  I think that this is easier to do if you emboss first, remove the centre dies, then cut (it keeps that problem with the card coming out of the dies from happening). I added mounting foam to the frame and added it over my letter pressed background.  Next I stamped the Vintage Rose by Justrite using a Coffee Archival ink pad.  I coloured it with Distress Markers and cut it out with the matching die.  I stamped it again and coloured just the rose and fussy cut it to add to the original with mounting foam.  I decided to add a bit of a decorative backing to it so I cut one of my California Collection Decorative Frames with the centre cut out in the same pinkish card and underneath that I added a Gold element Four die cut out of milk card.  I liked the way these two layered up.  I tied a messy bow out of chalk seam binding and added a satin flower with a pearl centre from my stash.  Finished dimensions are 8" x 8" in size.

Time to announce the winner of the card giveaway.  This week's winner is:

Margarita Lady!!

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


Pam said...

Beautiful as always. Congrats to winner. Hugs to all who need them and thank you my friends.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Another beauty. Love the Baroque mask. Have a great weekend. X for Pam. Take care.

Marion Bull said...

What a lovely card. Love the embossing powder so that's gone on the list!! Happy weekend to all and happy crafting!
Marion B

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue, and have got to get my hands on that embossing powder. XX

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue, everything blends together so well. The flower and bow are so pretty and ivory embossing powder looks good. Take care everyone, nice to see Pam, wishing all a good weekendx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you it is a beautiful card. Have a good weekend, take care all.Kitty

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good Morning Sue, and all the crafty crew!!
Another very pretty card today and the Vintage Rose is a must have.
Congratulations to Margarita.
Thinking of you Pam.
Cameeli xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Love the new ivory embossing powder. Must get some ASAP. Very pretty ribbon rose. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Stafford said...

Lovely card Sue and a great tip for embossing the square dies first. x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card must get my hands on the new embossing powder glad pams ok take care of yourself Pam thanks sue Tracy w x

Patricia said...

Good. Morning Sue, once again another stunning card, love it.
Have a great weekend

Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. A beautiful card and the colours are lovely together. Love the rose stamp and must try and get my hands on the new powder. Got your rose dies yesterday and its much less fussy doing them with the dies than the stamps and you can change them to suit yourself. So a big thank you from me to you. Have a great weekend what ever you are doing. Congrats to the card winner.
Best Wishes
Denise x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great colouring and now you say, yes I've never seen ivory EP come to think of it! Love that ribbon flower - did you make it? if so how?

Well today is show day - I am entering 5 classes in our local show - Mday card/painting/handmade jewellery/scrapbooking page and the big one - a sponsored class - different items relating to M Day any technique any quantity - it will be interesting to see what happens - will let you know on tomorrows blog entry - thanks for the good luck messages - appreciated - although divine intervention might also be required me thinks! Still, it's the fun of entering/taking part really and supporting local shows - otherwise they would die out and that would be a real shame. Off to make myself look presentable and pack my entries - Happy crafty weekend all
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, clever use of the mask and the embossing looks great. Thanks for tips re cutting frames.
Well done, Margarita Lady.
Did anyone find a way of voting for Nick for non-facebook people? However, after reading Annie's post, looks like he can't receive the prize anyway. What a terrible shame.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Hey, Clare W - good luck!!

'P' in Wales

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow i love this one its stunning. These dies are on my birthday wish list. I really like the colours you have used. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Ivory embossing powder - something else for my ever growing "wish list"! Love this card , it is right up my street.Lovely to see you on the blog Pam, take care of yourself.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Sue xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the ribbon flower. I hope the NEC show is going well I so wish I could be there. Congratulations to the winner. Good luck Clare W it is good to support local events.
Enjoy the weekend. Love Jackie

ang said...

Beautiful card love the soft colours,I will have to have a look for the embossing powder angxxx

hotpotato said...

Lovely card Sue. I'm up with the lark today as I'm off to a table top sale to sell my handmade cards.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue what a beautiful card, love the colour combinations, especially the colours on the rose. I have used your instructions for the frame and it looks brilliant. Well done Margarita lady. Bx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card love the new Ivory EP goes so wel with the milk card and just a hint of pink is so pretty.

Congrats to the lucky winner.

Pam lovely to see you here take good care.

Good luck with the show do hope you win.

Enjoy your weekend everyone

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, in ice cream colours, I love it. I especially love the satin flower with pearl centre, it is gorgeous, I also want the ivory embossing powder.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Huge hugs and lots of love to Pam, it's lovely to see you back xx

Annie said...

Morning all ! Love this, Sue, the frame effect is fab. Love the bow and satin flower, love the rose, mmmmm... Love everything! Hugs for Pam.
Have good weekend everyone,

Jane said...

love the delicate touch to today's card very nice.

Jane xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Congratulations to the lucky Winner !! I almost forgot, not that I'm envious or anything haha xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Wow !! Good Luck 'Clare W' and enjoy your day xx

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card~the ribbon and pearl flower is gorgeous. Congrats to Margarita lady.Hugs,
Maggie x

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and like everyone else, I must get the new ivory embossing powder. X

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers. Great card to start the weekend with.. Congrats to the winner of the Wednesday give away. Nice to see you Pam, good luck in your show Clare.
I am off to Kintbury to help my friend Wendy with her stamp sale.
Have a great day everyone what ever you are doing. Sally x

Crisco said...

Beautiful colours and such a cute bow. Love the mask.

Rachel Taylor said...

Beautiful card as always Sue.
Crafty hugs Rachel x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Another beautiful card, I love the new ivory embossing powder and have put it on my 'list' along with all the dies and embossing folders lol. Congratulations to Margarita, good luck Clare W, Annie I'm disappointed about Nick not being able to qualify, Janet so sorry to hear about your fall hope you feel better soon, Norah congrats on winning Christine's card, thinking if you starting your new job Shirley T, I hope Kara is feeling better Nanna Tina and enjoy your new goodies Joan D
Hugs x
Heather T

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, love the colours and the bow coming out of the frame.
Donna Jones

Denise Hancock said...

pretty pink card
Denise X

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, wonderful card for a wonderful and sunny day. Love the rose stamp. Congrats to whe winner. Have a great weekend.

Love June

Victoria said...

The background is stunning and the embossing so crisp. Lovely effect indeed. Love the square frame too and the embossed effect on that. So many details to take in, thank you for the detailed instructions Sue.

Pam said...

Just wanted to wish Clare W the very best of luck at the show today. I am sure she will be an absolute star. To everyone who has sent me their best wishes over the last two weeks I am so very very grateful to you all.

Debra Denman said...

Mornin Sue
I just adore roses so love this card. Thanks for the tip for the frame.
Have a lovely weekend
Debra x

rachel said...

so very pretty Sue - I love that mask in the background - and the soft colours are fabulous xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and Wilsonettes. Congrats to Margarita on your win. Good luck for today Clare looking forward to reading tomorrows comment, enjoy your day and hope the judges can see all the love and time you have put into your entries.
Cameeli hope your knee is feeling a little easier today, soft tissue injuries can take so much longer to heal than bone, so give it TLC and rest (if you can)
I love the colours used on your card today Sue, as mentioned, just the colour of Mr Wippey, yum : ) oh I cant wait to get my A4 cutting machine as the frame on this card makes everything else stand out. Im trying to catch up with Phils show from yesterday - I think as he gives SO many good ideas and inspiration, Im so pleased he is part of the team now (good to look at too) lol : )
Its a lovely spring like day up North, Im hoping it will give me the 'umph' to get cracking with some more Spring like Easter cards for market tomorrow as those pesky flakes have been upto no good again... I can hear you sniggering from that cupboard, yeah, Im out to getcha today so that'll knock ya silver snigger right out of ya pesky guilding pot !
I think its envy as Ive not got em together with the adhesive paper or introduced them to an embossing folder yet and until they find manners, then they wont !
So my day is an Easter card day, packing my basket's and buying a pretty plant to highlight my basket of MD cards.
Sending much love and as many hugs as you need today to help you through today, especially our special friends that are sad and not well.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the colours, I am going to try the frame later as I need to get a move on with my Mum's Mother's day card.
Kara is doing very well thank you.
Hugs to Pam, good luck Clare and congratulations to Margarita on winning the card.
Happy crafting to all
Love Tina x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
As always you give us such wonderful gifts. Today's is just beautiful. I love the rose stamp and and as these flowers are one of my very favourites it goes without saying any more other than that I love love today's gift; the colours are so gentle.
I still haven't conquered the art of using masks yet but keep giving them a go.
Hoping to get a little crafting in this week-end.
Congratulations to the Wednesday winner.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - love this card it is really beautiful. I love your flower from your stash. Congrats to the lucky winner and i hope everyone has a lovely weekend. Helen xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue. A fabulous card and beautiful
colours. Hugs and kisses Pam.
Congrats to Margaret lady.
Nancyd xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, the colours and everything about the card is very delicate and lovely. Congrats to Margarita on winning the card. Clare hope the day goes well and that you're successful. Pam good to see you, Cameeli hope you knee is getting better. Have a great weekend everyone. Love Alison xxx

Joan D said...

Good morning all. Fabulous card and oh so elegant with the cream ,and just when I think I have everything I need up pops ivory embossing powder. Very useful in the craft stash I would think. Have a great weekend everyone x x

Rose in Chester said...

Morning Sue,
Love that frame! Must try it sometime. It really makes the card.
And I NEED that ivory embossing powder!
Thought I'd recognise that California die - I love those.
I just have to get used to the colour..............
Pam, so good to see you again - looked out for you yesterday but couldn't see you.
Have a good weekend, everyone
Hugs, Rose

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the embossing, looks like something else to go on my want list for Ally Pally!
Congratulations to Margarita on winning your beautiful card. Love Jean xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Lovely and elegant in its simplicity.
Have great day.
Ang x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Great card, I love the way you have done the frame. The ivory embossing powder is a must, it looks so good.

Love Rosemarie xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ..happy crafting x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the card, it has a formal feel to me!
Have a great weekend.
Gail C x

June Horrocks said...

Another beautiful card sue congrats to the lucky lady hope your day goes well at the nec love always June xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Yes you've done it again, I just Love The Background you've created it looks very tactile, I really Love this Awesome Stamp from JustRite I have this one also it's a dream to stamp and comes along with a Fabulous Bold Sentiment the Font is Stunning.
I really Love how you've created your Frame using your Grand Square Dies and how you've Embossed it I must try this technique out for myself, I Love The Colours you've chosen and The Stunning Bow and Flower, another Truly Beautiful Card thank you so much for sharing.
Congratulations to Margarita for winning The Awesome Wednesday Card Gift, in my opine There isn't Another Blog out there that shares There Stunning Cards And Gives us The Chance To Win One Of There Cards Sue's Blog is the best I visit only a handful mainly Creative Expression and Heartfelt!
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs from Sam x
Pam please take care thinking of you always x
To All The Wonderful Wilsonettes I really hope you're all well, Good Luck Clare W. enjoy your day.
Hugs to one and all from Sam x

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is beautiful ,love the colour and the rose is gorgious.
but as you no i dont like big bows so would leave that off.
Marion H

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What another wonderful card! I have seen you do the frame before and it really sets the card off! I definately need to invest in the embossing powder. I hope everyone has a fab weekend and take care Love Michelle S xxx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, love the rose stamp and the gorgeous bow

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, love the soft delicate colours in this card and the bow and flower are gorgeous.x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card, love the background and embossing powder - it all falls in together.
Hugs to Pam and congrats to the winner
Carol x

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful work of art. This would look lovely as picture on a/my bedroom wall...x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the topper looks like its been printed. Have a good weekend xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is really a beautiful picture and thank you for explaining how to create the embossing on the frame, such a useful technique. Congratulations to the lucky winner today. Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Everything goes so well together. It is beautiful.
Veronique L

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous card, love the Baroque mask and the cream embossing powder. two more things added to my list.
Love and hugs to Pam. Cameeli hope the knee is improving, take it easy. Good luck at the show Clare W.
Congratulations to Margarita Lady.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card today,loving the new embossing powder.

sonia said...

Hi. Wow this is another stunning card. Love the colours - beautiful. Have a great weekend everyone xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card-love the cream embossing powder -really lovely.
Fab flower and bow!
Have a great weekend Sue xx
Xxto Pam

karenlotty said...

Love the techniques Must give letter pressing a go Congrats Margarita Good luck Clare W good to see you Pam Is this post re Nick on FB? Enjoy Rushden Sue - it is today isn't it or have I got my dates muddled? Take care everyone

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card, very elegant and classy. Love it. The frames certainly makes the focal element stand out.
Well done to the winner of Wednesday's card.
Thinking of you Pam.

JESSIE said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the letter press embossing on this card it seems to reverse the effect if you know what I mean - will definitely have to give that a go. Take care everyone.
Beverley W

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the little satin flower, and find that I am using the Grand Squares more lately, still on Ivory and Cream card though.
Love the Rose stamp makes a pretty card!
Love Marg

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful and delicate card today love everything about it, thank you for such great inspiration. Did you make the ribbon flower?
We had a little sunshine yesterday thank goodness, it came out when my little grandson was doing his mile for Sport Relief with all his school friends. We have even got more sunshine today too so we must have been good!
Good luck to Clare looking forward to your show report tomorrow. Congratulations to the lucky winner today. Cameeli do keep up the good work taking it easy and resting your knee.
So lovely to see your posts Pam, take care, thinking of you. xx
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them, have a lovely weekend friends.
Margaret corgi owner

Micky French said...

Love it, love it. love it.
Congratulations to the winner of the card.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card, like the frame look and always love the flowers. Congrats to the card winner have a great day Elaine x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well I think this card would look great in a picture frame make a nice gift for a mum or nan for mums day.. really is very pretty .. Pam glad you sort of ok hugs to to all whos in need of one .. sarah xx

ElizabethS said...

Morning Sue, how absolutely beautiful. I love the simplicity of the framing, it sets the focal point off a treat.
Congratulations to the winner of your card.
ElizabethS x

TOB said...

Lovely card, love the cream embossing powder. Queen of the flowers again Sue. Happy weekend to all, Love and thoughts to everyone who's weekend is not so happy. hugs Theresa x

Carole Z said...

HI Sue, this is gorgeous - the rose is so beautifully framed, hugs Carole Z X

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous Sue love the frame embossed look. I can never get the embossing right, tends to cut.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovey card for today, the sun is actually shinning this morning. I like the new mask you have used for today's card another one to add to my wish list,(will it ever end!) possibly not. Good luck Clare W at your show. Congrats to today's winner, enjoy!
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Janice Wallace said...

Absolutely fabulous.
Janice W

Laura O said...

fab card ,love the letterpress method makes a great card,Laura O

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous card today, I do love this set of Justrite stamps and the ivory embossing powder looks gorgeous...must check that out.
Congratulations to Wednedsday's winner.

Love Sheila xx

Janice Wallace said...

Since Nick can't win c&c's prize, (unfeeling lot there), is there any way we could all get his address. I am sure most of us could send him an envelope with a few toppers, die cuts, papers etc. Things we may not love as much from a kit, or a practice cut etc. I know I managed to make up a box for a friend very easily from my stash.
Come on Wilsonettes, lets do something.
Janice W

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card very pretty, congrats to the winner love to all Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
An elegant, beautiful card today. I especially love the letter pressed background and the soft colours you have used.
Lesley S
West Sussex

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the background and the colours you've used for this card, it's beautiful.

Congrats to the winner.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Brenda Hanlon said...

Beautiful card, love the embossed letter press idea.congrats to the winner, enjoy your prize.

foxyg said...

Lovely card.

Alison Couchman said...

Very pretty, fresh-looking card. I will give the letterpress idea a go as I have a WOW Vanilla embossing powder which is similar to the ivory.
Have a good weekend everyone.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. What a lovely card this morning. Mind u what am I saying!!! They are all amazing every Mornin it gives me a reason to get on the blog to see what deliciousness of a card awaits.
Love Tracy from killie xx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card today, I particularly like the gorgeous little satin flower tat you have added, it's so pretty!
Such frustrating news about Nick, how unfair, he is doing something so positive too.
I hope you have a lovely weekend everyone,
Sandra x

nattyboots said...

A lovely card
Congrats to the winner
Elaine H X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the colours and oh something else to add to the list of " must- have" ivory embossing powder!!
Congrats to Margarita on winning your card, love and hugs to Pam, good luck to Claire at the show and Steph hope you have a sell out of your Mother's Day cards
Best wishes, Pat

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Stunning as always, love the background and really liking the new ivory embossing powder.
Amanda x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Love the mask and the stamp. Congratulations to Margarita.
Clare, good luck for today. I hope you win at least prize.
I am very diappointed that Nick isn't allowed to win the competition from C&C. I'm sure I have some stash that he can have.
Shirley T , hope your new job went well yesterday. Cameeli, hope your knee is getting better. Hugs to all who are feeling down/sad or just wants one.

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
I am loving this Ivory embossing powder, it has created a wonderful background for your creation today, love the Rose and how you build it up with the beautiful die cuts. A truly stunning card love the frame, in fact I just love everything about it.
Congratulations Margarita you have won a really stunning card, enjoy it.
We we are back home again in south London having spent the week in Essex looking after teenage grandson on crutches being his chauffeur his nursemaid and looking after his younger brother who developed tonsillitis while we were there,their how convenient was that. It's great being a grandparent. and retired you can just drop everything and help out where you can.
Hope everyone has a good weekend.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Pam lovely to see you up there.l

Clare W good luck with all your entries whatever happens it's the taking part that counts.

Steph hope you get that wedding outfit sorted soon, just don't try too hard,and something will take your fancy. I always feel pressured when looking for an outfit for a special occasion and yes at other times I can look around say I like that, I like that!

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card, colour is lovely too,crafty hugs Julie xx

Maryann Laursen said...

This is sooooo beautiful Sue, really amazing how little it really takes, when done right. I love it.

nannapat said...

Ivory embossing powder - great idea! Such a lovely card today Sue, love that stamp. Pat x

Pat S Witney said...

hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Loving the Ivory embossing powder, the dies and the mask you have used. Congratulations to the winner.

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a beautiful feminine card Sue, I love the embossing powder, this has gone onto the list. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Janhass said...

Morning Sue and all the crafting family
Beautiful card to go with a fab spring day. Should really get the washing done but I'm to busy crafting. Have a great day everyone. :-)

Brooke b said...

Morning Sue love the colours in this card, and the embossing. Have new used a mask to emboss with definately a technique I am gong to have a try at. Creates a georeous back ground. JB xxxx

Carol S. said...

A 'Wow' card Sue. Love the background with ivory E. powder. Really pretty. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Disco Queen said...

Fabulous card Sue! Love the satin flower. Theresa x

Clai01 said...

Absolutely stunning card and 100% gorgeous, just love it!

Jill Liddle said...

This is a very different card for you Sue. Still lovely though.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Oh Sue, please can we have this as next Wednesdays card giveaway, it is so beautiful and i bet there is a lot of us wishing the same thing its just i'm the cheeky one in the group. The colours and differing styles that you use is just fantastic. Sue i think you should have a word in Create and Crafts ear about what Nick is trying to do. He spends enough time and money with them and supports their shows at all the intervals that he can. Surely what he is doing is a great thing bringing the love of craft to children that don't have that luxury. I know that i certainly have things that could support his efforts.
Congratulations to Margarita on winning this weeks prize card, i hope you enjoy it as much as the other Wednesday winners do. I know that it is never far away from their eyes when crafting.
Clare, knock them dead at the show flower, show them what real crafting is all about. It's about diversity, textures, pleasing to the eye and talent, so i'm routing for you winning.
You having words with those little terrors called gilding flakes again Steph? You show them whose boss but i fear they will always be some flighty ones that want to explore the house because they don't realise that there are enemies out there to get them. "Hoover" it's time to come out. I think this is what you must threaten them with to get them to toe the line and either stay in their box or on a glued surface.
Thank you girls on the good wishes as i was and still cannot believe that i won as i was not over endowed in the luck department as we all know. I was having a real hard day and it just brighten me up. Fighting with my old friends' daughters wedding invites today as she has finally decided after doing about 15-16 different types she has decided on yet another. huuuuuuh. Done all the G.C work as my shoulders are telling me no more, so just have them to put together now...all 5 layers and motorbike and flowers along with the wedding invitation wording. Yes you read right, motorbike and sunflowers on the front to encorporate her love of gardening and his motorbike. It was going to be music and a horseshoe for her music and his horse passion. It changed to cowboy boots and a wheelbarrow. It is just me that can't understand where elegance and simplicity went where wedding invites were concerned. I'm all for individuality, but this is taking it a bit much. Oh well guess there is no accounting for taste. See you all tomorrow hopefully, take care everyone.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Maggie said...

Very elegant card today, Sue. What a treat to see that lovely embossing powder used to such good effect. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Maureen Bleay said...

Sue I think you have at least set me a big challenge. Your card is so beautiful and its the embossed background which my eyes immediately alighted on!! I really must have a go at trying to do that technique but feel a bit fearful it will come out nothing like yours. Anyway thank you for the idea and will let you know what happens ! Hugs Maureen

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue. Wow, what a truly beautiful card. As soon as I saw it I thought of Becca Frecken. I know how much you admire her work. A stunning card for the weekend. Hope you have a good one.
Lots of love, Jo x x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Yet another beautiful card
Love the colour you have used and I need to have that stamp it's lovely
I do hope you and your family are well and are enjoying your Saturday.
You Take Care Sue
Theresa x

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely! Looks like royal icing. xx

Pearl said...

Love the card today Sue, great combination of colours and shapes. The frame is so effective.

The bow and flower are so lovely.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

sued99 said...

Lovely card as usual.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card which is showing on my screen as mauve rather than pink/lilac but I think it would be lovely whichever colour was used.

Congratulations Margarita Lady on winning a card.

Hope everyone has a lovely week-end.

terrie said...

Beautiful card, it turned out fantastic..
Well done Sue

Congrats to the winner!

Lindsay Martin said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours you have chosen, and so good there is an embossing powder that goes so well with your milk card. Have the rest of the day off today so might settle down to some card making, if I can keep my eyes open! Well done to margarita lady on winning this weeks card giveaway. Xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the stamp detail and the colours.

jane stillman said...

A gorgeous card, love the topper, flower and bow. Congratulations on the win Margerita x

Lacelady said...

I love this card! Particularly the background and the bow, which doesn't look messy at all to me. The grand dies are expensive for me, but I now have the circles, and a second hand set of the ovals. Squares and Rectangles are on my list.

Congrats to the winner, its a realy privilege owning one.

Marianna Hammer said...

So pretty card :)

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, hope you are having a good weekend. A very pretty card today. Kind regards Joanne K x

Susan White said...

Really pretty colour, and I love that little flower centre to the bow! Thanks Susan x

ladyweir said...

Hi Sue fantastic card, I love the mask and embossing technique I haven't tried it yet but your card inspires me to try it

TimeOut2Create said...

Hi Sue,
Simply gorgeous! My kind of card!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Saved to my growing sues favourite cards folders to make!!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Bim xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, so pretty.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Cheryl Wright said...

WOW, Sue, totally stunning!

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
Started this at 11 am! WiFi gone mad today!
First of all , love the card today Sue, the colours are so very pretty. EP just gone to top of wish list! The grand square dies are also on it! Have your dies so that is something! Love the focal point - that stamp another favourite. Thank you!
Congratulations Margarita ! You will love your very own Wow.
Norah been in fits about the wedding cards! Was asked to do some for a friend's daughter but mine were too traditional - when Wedding Invitation came it had wellie boots and an umbrella on the front! I would never have thought of that - apparently they met in the rain!
Clare hope you have a lovely day at the Show and that you win a Prize.
Beryl agree would be good to help Nick! Almost like a Shoe Boxes for Africa type thing - only would maybe need coordination from someone .
Brenda been thinking about your grandson , trust he on the mend!
Pam, do hope you do something nice this weekend? X
Love to all, Myra

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

Such a pretty card for us today - one that would suit a variety of occasions. Thank you for sharing this with us today and congratuations Margarita - I'm soooo jealous! Enjoy the rest of your day Sue
Margaret A.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
Ice cream colours... lovely card and I think I must get that stamp out of its packet and make use of it - now the mojo has returned.
Well done to Margarita Lady - very jealous.
Also Good luck Clare W hope you enjoy and do well.
Hoping Pam is being cheered by all the blog family "thinking of you".
Right off to the crafting table - until the craft room is ready - tiles picked today so just another couple of weeks - I hope!
BFN Sheila x

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
another lovely card. Must get that embossing powder. Hurray today I found a shop that sells your card that you are always using Sue. It is a little away from me, but worth the trip, as she is also stocking some of your Dies as well.Happy weekend to all.Susi x

Barbara said...

Lovely card, gorgeous background effect.
Shame about Nick not being able to enter. Would be good if we could all arrange to do something for his club.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Pretty and beautiful. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue I am not sure I like the middle part,will look again later.i after a lot of thought bought thr Grand Squars,from Joanna ,yes they are very Expensife ,I delighted to read a way of using them for the frame and do that to day.I has not been a great week with me,mainly trying to find craft things that were put away when I was ill,but what I am upset about is,I can not find your a 4 embossing folder with the little hearts on it.
It is fab.,embosing folder and I did use it a lot,so fingers crossed I will find it.congrats to the win we,and Pam I am think of you,enjoy the trade show Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This card is so pretty. I will have to have the ivory embossing folder and the Baroque mask. Stunning. Thank you.
bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, love it all.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

Another elegant card. I need to find this ivory embossing powder now! Congrats to the lucky winner of the card too.

TDQ Karen said...

Late today as we have travelled up to see our auntie who is 101 today, she is looking great, and loved her card. Lovely card today, as always xx

Helen Barker said...

Very pretty card.The ivory embossing powder looks like a must have.
Helen Bx

Sonia Jones said...

Love the card today. It's really pretty with I think a vintage feel to it. Hugs to all Sonia x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the rose stamp thats on my list to get!! lol.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Karen Drew said...

Stunning. looks as though it should be hung on a wall.
karen xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So pretty and love the bow combo x

lynda said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonettes
Sue I love today's card & thank you for the embossing frame first tip as it looks so good just makes it pop out.i love the colours,the stamp ( & your colouring ) that sweet little flower gorgeous must get the ivory embossing powder its lovely.
Hope NEC show is going well. Sue
It's such a shame Nick can't be a winner it's so unfair.
Clare W good luck & hope you win xx
Staph hope craft Faye goes well for you tomorrow & you sell lots.Did those guiding flakes behave ,I find they behave better if you put them into a bigger tub good luck.xx
Pam Lovely to see you again sending love & hug take care thinking of you xx
Camille hope your knee is getting better & not to rush things xx
Congratulations to Margarita on winning a Sue original lucky lady xx
Love &thugs to you Sue & all Wilsonetts see you tomorrow.xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, late today as time seems to be flying past the last few days as busy with orders for cards. Love the card can' t wait to get my hands on the ivory embossing powder. Pam good to see you on the blog. Hugs to all lol lynne m x x

Theresa Pace said...

that ivory embossing powder is looking good. on list for ally pally. i always love the way you colour in when you stamp. looks like watercolors xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, another beauty today, very delicate colours! Love Sam xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful Card! On limited wifi so have to cut it short xo

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Really lovely card and colours too.

Janice Robinson said...

A stunning card and I love the bow.
Thanks for all the inspiration Sue.

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and all the Wilsonettes! Gorgeous card Sue, I love the label four dies they are so elegant and so glad I have these. How fantastic to have ivory embossing powder! Patricia said about the colours reminding her of ice cream. It does. As I remember we used to have smiley faces lollies made of vanilla and strawberry ice cream....does anyone else remember them? Love the embossing and the ribbon and pearl centre is lovely. Thinking of you Pam, sending love and hugs and so nice to see you popping in x Claire, hope you had a load of winners with your creations x hope you settled in your job yesterday Shirley x Congratulations Margarita on winning the Wednesday giveaway!! Margaret, I bet you were so proud of your little grandson doing a mile for Sports Relief x congratulations Norah on winning Christines card! Wonderful! Hot potato and Steph hope you did well in your cards x it's fantastic that there are big shows like these that you can show your crafting sides to. It's nice to see old traditions carried on as long as they let in new ways too. I can't wait for my husband to drive again.....hopefully in another couple of months or so we'll be able to get another disabled car so we can go to places again! Whoo hoo!!! I can't believe that about Nick not been able to win......such a shame as it is helping young inspiring little ones who could be another future Sue or Phil! xx hope everyone has a good day today xx Love and a hug to all of you who need one xx love Karen xx

doreenj said...

Love the ivory embossing powder too,

Doreen x

samantha wade said...

Hi, so happy Pam is at the top where she belongs, hugs to you. Wonderful card, really like the embossing, but it's all fab, xx

Vick said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely looking card, I love the classy colour combo. This combo brings out such peaceful calmness in me, the chalky look of baby pink with creamy ivory makes for a sublime, beautiful card, which I liken to the baby blues and whites of chalky wedgewood. Hugs, Vick xxx
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Anonymous said...

Count me in. Id be happy to send anything to help Nick with his venture.
Lancashire Steph xx
Can we keep a rolling post going to see how much we could send by die cuts etc.?

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card that is perfect for Mother's Day , love the frame , the rose, the letter press background as Karen said reminds me too of the ice creams with the smiley face on them. Another beautiful card Sue thank you .
Jean D xx

Hugs to everyone who needs them have a good weekend hope your competion went well Claire W.
I too have craft items I could donate to nicks cause .
Congrats to Margarita .

Christine C said...

hello Sue and Everyone.
oh love this card, the colours
just remind me of that pink
and white icecream we used to
get in blocks yummy.
really love the bow and the rose.
just been in stitches at Norahs
description of the wedding
invites, nice to see yer Pam.
Claire hope your day went well. hope everyone has been ok today.
From Christine c and Ella

Jan Sharp said...

Lovely colours and the ivory embossing powder is a great idea. Thank you, Jan

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

Great card and loving the ivory embossing powder gone on my wish list

June x

Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful


heather harrison x said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Thanks for the tips. Congrats margarita lady. Have a lovely weekend Sue hugs. Heather H x

Sandy H said...

Delightful card - the satin flower is absolutely beautiful.

Pam - lovely to see you at the top of the blog.

nzillingworth said...


Meg said...

Love the colour combination and the
rose stamp is really pretty.

Margaret O

Ayelet Barkay said...

I just love the romantic look of this gorgeous card!
The background the dies are awesome.