Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello my crafty friends!  Today's card giveaway is from the gorgeous Hydrangea set by Justrite and I think it is a lovely set to make cards with as well.  I started by stamping the Justrite Tufted Background on to periwinkle card using a clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder for a regal look.  I used the matching Vintage Labels Seven die to cut an aperture in the centre of the card. On a separate piece of white card, I stamped my sentiment and embossed it in gold.  I lightly inked around the sentiment with Weathered Wood Distress Ink to create a shadow.   I added some mounting foam to the background aperture and popped it over the stamped sentiment so it showed in the upper corner of my aperture.  I trimmed the excess away, leaving a very thin white mat.  Next I stamped the Hydrangea on white card with a clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed it in gold as well.  Using Distress markers, I coloured the flower and leaves, dabbing them with blues and purples for a more realistic looking flower and then cut it out by hand (I left in the small bits within the leaves).  I mounted it on foam so it was coming up out of my aperture.  Using a blue marker, I lined the tufted background lines to create the look of shadowing, then added small white flatback pearls to each of the cross sections.  I finished the card with a pierced gold layer, then added in some white and blue before finishing with a final soft gold layer.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x 7 1/4" (a real baby size for me! LOL)
If you want to be in the drawing to win this one, just leave a comment on the post today!  I will announce the winner on Saturday's post.  All for now, Sue x


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Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty crew.
Stunning again, I am liking this one very much!! We really are very spoiled with all your creations.
Love this technique with the hydrangea and periwinkle!!
Great video yesterday, I finally had a few moments to relax and catch up.
Have a great day, and those a little down, just listen for the dawn chorus it puts a joy in your heart!! See you all tomorrow.

Cameeli xx

Pam said...

So beautiful, that stamp is fabulous. Hugs to P in Wales, Tina Steph Norah and Tres and all who need them today.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue how do you do it, this is stunningly gorgeous. I like this stamp very very much and am going to have to make a purchase me thinks. Love it xx

Marion Bull said...

Such a lovely card today. Beautiful colour (and colouring). The whole card is fab.
Marion B xx

Karen Stafford said...

Absolutely love this card, colour combo is fab and the stamps are so pretty. What a beauty to win.x

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. A very rich looking card today its beautiful. This stamp is gorgeous on my wish list. I love the way you have shadowed your lines in with pencils very affective. Stunning card.
Best Wishes
Denise x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you another beautiful card, I do try out your style but mine just don't have the professional look,thank you, take care all Kitty

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the gold and blue colours the stamp of the hydrangea looks great the background in gold looks really excellent thank you for sharing your ideas Tracy w x

granny p said...

A very pretty card with lovely image and sentiment.

Eemeli said...

Wow! Coloring on the hydrangea is gorgeous and! So much detail
on it and it is a nice combo with the cas look on the rest of
the card.


Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant card this morning, I love it!
Gail C x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card with a lot of detail, love the colouring of the flower, and great idea adding the shadow to the lines. I would love to win it and give it a loving home. Bx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - ohhh - this is pure card bliss and it's a must try - although I doubt mt effort wont be as good as this! love the shaded lines they are so effective. Happy day!
Clare W

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers.. Lovely card this morning. Have a great day. Sally x

Clair Hughes said...

Wow! The hydrangea again, but again SO different, wonderful. The gold and blue look great together. And like Bridget says the shadowing On the background is so simple but really effective. Clair xxx

Clair Hughes said...

Wow! The hydrangea again, but again SO different, wonderful. The gold and blue look great together. And like Bridget says the shadowing On the background is so simple but really effective. Clair xxx

Maria Illsley said...

Morning Sue
Love the card and the shadowing on the background is something i must try xxxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card, love what you have done.
A little different, the colouring of the flowers is wonderful as it the whole card.
Have great day

Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, clever idea to emboss the hydrangea in gold, really gives a different look. Beautiful.
Thanks Tandy and Pam for your thoughts.

'P' in Wales

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning all what s great card you have for us today I love it. I thinkthe hydrangea is stunning. Its so pretty. I have just got yhe right place for it in my craftroom and i will look after it. Take care sue xx

Debs A

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. An unusual but brilliant colour combination, your inspire us all to try something different. I love the shadowing technique on this card. Have a great day. Sue XXX

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue another beautiful card

Rachel Taylor said...

I adore this card ,the huydranga is beautiful and the colours are gorgeous !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, what a regal opulent looking card. I love the way you have used a blue marker either side of the gold
lines to really make them pop. Stunning.
Beverley W

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow !! This card is stunning !! Loving the hydrangea and how you have coloured and heat embossed etc, and the stamped and embossed background looks fabulous with the blue lines, it makes the lattice 'pop'. I absolutely adore this card, I will be trying this.
I would love to 'win' this card, Thank You Sue for the chance.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card! I love the background stamp and the flower is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

floss said...

Hi Sue,
A sumptuous card. Love the hydrangea. X

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is absolutely stunning, I love the gold embossing it makes the card look luxurious. You are definitely the colouring queen, you've made the background 'pop' with the blue lines.
Hugs x
Heather T

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This one really does appeal to me - I love the colours you have used here. The hydrangea is gorgeous and the more I see the background stamp, the more I need it! The simple idea of using the blue lines certainly works well. I will try something similar to this with the tied together folder as I haven't got the stamp! Brilliant. Love to everyone. Alison xx

Nanny Jo said...

Pretty card, Sue, as always. I like the way you shadowed the background looks sooo effective! Jo x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love the hydrangea stamp I can see why you have used it a lot it is very versatile. Julia's shows on C&C were brilliant yesterday. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
It might be a baby card for you, but it's BIG as regards impact!! What a stunner of a card, I love the colours and the composition - it's gorgeous!
Whoever wins it is a very lucky lady indeed!
Hugs, Rose

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Hello Sue, the colour combo of gold and blue is stunning. I also must try out the shading lines as they are so effective in the background. Another winner. Have a great day. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue. Thank you for another stunning card~it's beautiful. I love the way you have coloured the hydrangea and the background is amazing!Hugs,
Maggie x

Sonia Jones said...

I love this card. I must be honest I never liked hydrangeas but you given them a different look. I'm still not sure I like the flower but I do like the card. Hugs Sonia

Joan D said...

Very clever technique and the blues and purples are gorgeous. Beautiful card x x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. I really like these hydrangeas. They are a stunning centrepiece to any card. Xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Wow, this is stunning! The Hydrangea, the periwinkle blue background, the sentiment....all gorgeous. Take care.

TDQ Karen said...

I love the shadowing effect, so clever and the effect is lovely, really beautiful card once again xx

Clai01 said...

Stunning card Sue, the periwinkle card is gorgeous. I have some hydrangeas in my garden so the stamp is a really good likeness to them, love them in the pink colour too when they flower.

Crisco said...

Exquisite. The shadowing technique is another new one for me and is very effective. What a beautiful card.

foxyg said...

Gorgeous card Sue. The colours are fabulous.

Victoria said...

Quite agree, a gorgeous flower stamp, beautifully coloured. The Tufted background is simply stunning too. Unusual colour scheme too, quite magical.

snowqueen62 said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty crew
A truly stunning card today. The more I see this stamp the more I 'need' it.
Thank you for the chance to win it.
Hugs Sue C x

Nicola Belshaw said...

Wow what a card. I don't usually like gold but with this colour it looks simply amazing. Love Nicola x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card. Everything about it is so beautiful, elegant and opulent. Take care x

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue-a really beautiful card-the periwinkle is gorgeous and the hydrangea looks stunning.
Thanks for sharing ,

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card! I love this hydrangea set. You've used it in so many ways recently. This card tops them all!
Best wishes
Anne O

Dawn Searle said...

Wow! This card is stunning and in my all time favourite colour. It would have been my mum's 94th birthday this week and lilac was her favourite colour too, so this is just the sort of card I would have made for her if she was still with us. I would love to win it, thank you for the opportunity Sue.
Have a good day everyone.

Dawn Searle xxx

Anne Crawford said...

This is my Favourite Hydrangea Card, it is absolutely Gloriously Stunning! I love the colouring ,the shadowing the stamp and of course the design, just wonderful! Hugs to all who need some xo

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the flowers, love the colours.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Carole Z said...

a beautiful card Sue, gorgeous colours and I love love love your hydrangea, hugs Carole Z X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, who wouldn't like to own this card, it is stunning! Love the colour and that stamp is on my ever growing wish list! Love Jeanxxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, This Card is Truly a Beautiful/Stunning/Exquisite/Rich and extremely Outstanding, I Just Love everything, I so Love The JustRite Background Set Of Stamps I love how you've added Pearls to the Background, I really Love how you've Heat Embossed the entire Image in Gold very Rich and Opulent indeed, and The Fantastic Hydrangea I really Love that Stamp indeed, the Colours are Wonderful.
I would Love to own this Card from yourself!
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs from Sam x
Good Morning to All The Wonderful Wilsonettes I really hope you're all well this extremely frosty day!
Good Luck to Whom Ever Win
The Wednesday Gift from Sue.
Take Care All Hugs from Sam x

alimecca said...

Hi, just me again!
Just read yesterday's comments and this is to P in Wales - so sorry to hear about your poor cat. I know exactly how you are feeling. Sending you big hugs. Love Alison xxx

Micky French said...

Stunning, another contender for a Mothers Day card.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I am getting to like this set of stamps more and more and my fingers are getting more and more 'twitchy' about buying it.
Today's gift is sumptuous, regal and very summer - something we are all looking forward to.
I love the colours and today's format. I think it's a gift for any gender. Fingers crossed as usual and making a wish.
See you tomorrow.
I now have your dies in 'Umbria', 'Fern Trio', 'Roses' and ''Embroided Striplet' and saving my pennies for more.

Janet x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

This is very pretty and very suitable for several occasions. Love the techniques and shadowing makes a lot of difference to the background. Gorgeous.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, wow what another stunner today. Do love the hydrangea stamp n great colour. Have a great day.

Love June

auscrafts said...

beautiful card ,love the colours

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, OMG this card is sublime. Looks like another stamp set will be on its way to me soon. Lol lynne m x x x
ps fur babies have their daft heads on , making me laugh out loud with their antics x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card so pretty I love the blue and gold so regal and the Hydrangea stamp is devine. Only one thing missing a Butterfly (one of my favourite things) lol I would love to own this beautiful card.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue love the colours design and background. xx hazel

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, I would never thought of putting the blue with gold but it looks stunning. Love your colouring of the hydrangea stamp, so pretty.
Have a good day.

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, you have done it again - love the hydrangea stamp!
Janette xx

Elspeth said...

Lovely card, classy!

Clarissa said...

Beautiful card. Love the colouring on the Hydrangea.
Clarissa. X

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Just love everything about this card absoutely stunning.
Hugs Jennywren x

rachel said...

love the hydrangea stamp - wonderful - thanks so much for the chance to win this card xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this hydrangea and looks fab here

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue what an utterly beautiful card. Love the background stamp so much it means I will be adding this to my ever-growing list of things to buy! Love everything about this card. Have a great day

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - this card is just beautiful. With the weather improving and this card it makes you think that Spring really is just around the corner. Hope everyone who is down finds some happiness today. Take care all and thank you Sue for all your inspiration and hard work. Helen xx

karenlotty said...

I love the shadow effect I just know if I tried it the lines would wobble just as I was getting to the end & spoil it

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card and the colours are great, I especially like the stamped background it looks so stunning it's a must have love Jean Z xxx

Rosie said...

Lovely colour combo and techniques. I should love to win this card.

Marion said...

Sue love this card the flower is beautiful and love the background too and no big bow yeh.
Marion H

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

WOW. What a stunner. One very, very lucky winner on Saturday.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

WOW. What a stunner. One very, very lucky winner on Saturday.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Wow such a gorgeous card this morning and the Hydrangea looks so pretty in the colours you have used. I love the background stamp and it's one of my favourites.

Love Sheila xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card. Love the colours you have used - I am amazed how you get all these different ideas for your cards everyone is different
Carol x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Absolutely gorgeous. The gold embossing on the hydranger is stunning.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card. The blue and gold look stunning
Denise X

heather harrison said...

Oh Sue this is a gorgeous card.whoever gets this is really lucky. You really put in so much lovely finishes to your cards.Have a nice day.
Heather x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another fabulous card
loving the gold embosing on the periwinkle
card very elegant and the hydrangea
stamp is just gorgeous.
Nancyd xx

hollyberry said...

What a gorgeous sumptuous card.Love the rich colours and the stamps that you have used.
Agree with Cameeli I love listening to the dawn chorus every morning,especially at this time of year when all the birds are putting their little hearts into it,it is a joy and so uplifting,thank you for mentioning it Cameeli.

julie laz said...

Morning sue, I like the colour of this card, and need that die lol, my favorite word at the moment is need lol crafty hugs Julie xx

gwen70 said...

So beautiful, gorgeous stamp

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card, you are such a clever lady, I ordered the stamps and die so looking forward to them arriving so I can have a go, thank you for all yr inspirations, love Janet k x

sheena owen said...

Beautiful card x

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue. The tufted background really looks like it´s been die cut.
So love the flower die.
Love Val in Spain x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is beautiful, love the colours and the hydrangea is gorgeous, wish I could colour as well as you, the detail is stunning. There is going to be one lucky lady on Saturday.
P in Wales my heart goes out to you on the loss of your beloved Mollie, love and big hugs to you.
Hope Steph, Norah and Tres are feeling better.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card.
Gr Elly

TOB said...

Hi everyone, well my craft room is finished and I am so happy as my mojo had left for card making for a while but it's on it's way back now, and what a fabulous card we have this morning. I love the shadow effect(wouldn't have thought of that) it looks brilliant. The sentiment is fab and what a lovely place it is in rather than just smack in the middle it gives the eye so much more to look at. Love your dabbing technique on the flower. this would look great in my room just what I need to finish it off an original Sue Wilson. I have been a Wilsonette for so long I've almost given up that I will ever win one. have a great day today, if you are ill (as I am)or upset look in the mirror and smile, Tomorrows another day. hugs Theresa x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
The hydrangea is one of my favourite flowers because of all the different tones of colour that can come out in the one plant. You have managed to capture the tones brilliantly Sue as i thought you had cut out and layered as in decoupage. I have had to look at the rest of the pictures to check it out. It just looks so 3 dimensional the flower and is just so right, wonderful. I like the periwinkle colour of card, it is so lovely and soft looking a colour.
"P" in Wales, i am so sorry that you have lost your little Molly. Although i am not a cat person i know just how much love they give unconditionally. It's amazing how clapping a 4 legged faithful friend can release so much without realising. They come for a cuddle as is they know you are in need and they listen without judgement. I know that there is a number of us that knows your pain and would give you a hug and an ear if only we could, some like Tina who is just trying to come to terms with each day without her beloved Berkeley. We are here for you when you need us, flower. Tina, i am hoping that you will find comfort in remembering Berkeley's funny bits that she did and be able to come back to us soon as we are all thinking of you.
Lynda, i really need to find my brain and soon. I read it as you were at Broadstairs....ooops,sorry. I know i have a giggle when people see Glenochil and say is that not where the prison is and i reply yes, but they let me out on good behaviour. Now that Steph has her younger brain back, i notice there was no news of mine and how she manage to get a younger one back in place of her own i wonder. Who does she know that we don't that she can't get back one younger than the one that went away to meet mine up the Ochils? I think it might have got missing in action, although i don't know what action that might have been. I'm hoping that it stays away now until after the show as then it can't tell me off and nark at me to be sensible.
Have a great day everyone even if it is the most rotten of weathers, think on a sunny destination and let your mind drift off to peaceful shores.
Love and crafty hugs to ALL of the most terrific people assembled in one very special blog.
Norah (Glenochil)

weefortune said...

Beautiful Card this morning Sue, Have a great Day Ex

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue ,
Love today's card the periwinkle and gold are stunning together and that hydrangea stamp is calling me more and more . The way you have coloured the flower is beautiful I think a must buy is coming on for the distress markers !! All in all a gorgeous card thanks so much Sue.
Jean D xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, Another beautiful card, I love all the components but for me the shadow effect on the background works really well. Enjoy the sunshine.
X Ros

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes. A beautiful springlike card with a lovely golden opulance, just right for a springlike morning. I must start to invest in a few TH distress ink pens (although I doubt the outcome would be as pretty as your's Sue) although I do remember loving colouring 100's of years ago.!
This is going to be another sad and weird feeling day for you Pam, thinking of you trying to get through today, as Im thinking of Tina and family, we are here for any Wilsonette that's going through dreadful times, and feeling sad and unwell - YOUR NOT ALONE.
Off for a battery of tests today, scans, bloods, injections etc so NO playtime for me today : (
I think I remember reading one of our Wilsonettes are getting their nerve blocks today ? Hope it works and helps you lots.
Sending love n Hugs.
Lancashire Steph xx

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is sooooo beautiful Sue. I love the gorgeous blue color, you´ve used for it, and the flower itself looks fabulous too. Awesome creation, soooo beautiful.

JESSIE said...


Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Well, you've done it again. When I saw the stamp first time, I wasn't overwhelmed,but seeing this card it is beautiful. I love the colours and the style. So guess what's been added to the ever growing need list lol. Yes it is a definite need not a want. A real treasure of a card.
Love Jan x x

kathy mcmaster said...

Hi Sue
This is s beautiful card, love the colours.

Best wishes

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, What a beautifully uplifting card. I love the flower and the background it just all looks so right together.

Love Rosemarie xx

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, How do you keep coming up with such stunning cards. Just when I think that I don't need anymore flower stamps for a awhile you bring us this wonderful hydrangea. Not being good at colouring i think that I will have a go at paper piecing so I can use up some of my patterned paper bits left over from other projects. Gold and blue look great and such a change from Blue and silver. What i would give to win this card, but at least it gives me something to aim for. Back to making a 40th birthday card for my stepson!!!Surrounded by stash but lacking ideas. Hugs Pauline A. x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue .... happy crafting x

Alison Couchman said...

Morning All.
When think of a colour to go with blue I always reach for silver but the gold on you card is lovely and rich. I shall have to try that instead of using the same colour combinations all the time.

I really like that background stamp - might just have to get that one.

Jackie Durrant said...

Beautiful card Sue and such intricate colouring, love from Jackie D

sachin bhardwaj said...

Plastic Hanging Baskets

loftylass said...

Hi Sue... gorgeous card yet again. I love the blue outline on the background stamping... it's very effective. tfs
Heather W

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the dimension with the background it's so stunning.

Love the periwinkle.


Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

This is stunning, love the colour and design, Love how you have coloured the Hydrangea, so realistic.
Love the colour card too, wow!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today using the hydrangea set of stamps. I do love the tufted background. I wanted this for either Christmas or birthday. But somehow got the name wrong. the one I had was lovely as well. Love how you have used the colours for the flowers and the gold embossing on the background stamp. Would love to win a Sue Wilson creation. Hope your hospital visit isn't to traumatic today Steph, and sending hugs to everyone else in Sue Wilsom land.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
Another lovely card using the Hydrangea, the techniques you have used show this stamp at its' best. The colours are just beautiful.
It is a bright sunny day here in West Sussex and have lots of cards to make for my peak Birthday Card month. I am looking forward to using more of my new SW dies but must find time for some fresh air and a little weeding today!
Love Lesley S
West Sussex

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card, love the hydrangea stamp and how you've coloured it, mind you if I tried to cut it out it wouldn't look anything like yours!! Maybe that's why I like stamps that have matching dies!!
Good luck to everyone I know we would all love to have one of your cards Sue
Best wishes, Pat

Valerie said...

Good Morning Sue, love this card. I like what you did with the blue shadowing, really adds depth. Valerie

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, I wonder how you come up with your ideas sometimes, this card is beautiful. I don't have this stamp BUT I have a blue hydrangea bush in my garden which I have taken photographs of in the past, so I was thinking I could print off a photo and cut it out and use that! Would it work I wonder. Take care everyone, Jess x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue,Fresh and very pretty card today. Thanks Mabex

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, its a beauty.
Audrey x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
really pretty card today.. hugs sarah xx

terrie said...

Beautiful card...I like the blue with the's such an elegant look...
The flower is so pretty with perwinkle background.
Well done Sue

terrie said...

Beautiful card...I like the blue with the's such an elegant look...
The flower is so pretty with perwinkle background.
Well done Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a fabulous card! The background stamp is gorgeous and been added to my wish list! Loving the colour scheme.
ValC xx

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
WOW!! This card is stunning.
I NEED the Justrite Tufted Background stamp - but I do have the Labels 7 and the Hydrangea now - but just had to give up my craft room (Bedroom) as my daughter has popped home from Hong Kong! Oh well, there's always the kitchen!
"Dinner will be late dear - I have to make this card"!!!!!!!!! LOL

Would love to have this card on my mantelpiece. I just wonder how long it took you to make it?
BFN - Enjoy the sunshine - again!
Sheila x (from Kent)

Carol H said...

Hi Sue
What a beautifully stunning card and in my favourite colour.
Crafty Hugs

3362 Jan said...

Morning Sue. And a gorgeous one at that, sun is shining.
Wow, absolute stunning card. That colour combo is so nice. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Love the Hydrangea stamp. It reminds me of mym Mum's old house as she had loads in the front garden.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I LOVE this card, yes another to add to my list of cards to make (try to make)
When I first looked at the picture of this card I really thought you had used an embossing folder for the background - you really have created a wonderfully illusion using the blue to shadow the gold lines. And when I first saw the hydrangea stamp I thought - okay - fine another stamp - now I look and think I want I want I want ..... Sue you have made me fall in love with this stamp!!!
I would so love to give this card a home I promise you it would be treasured.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Sending everyone who feels ill or under the weather, sad or low for any reason - a big big crafty hug.LOL

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card,the colours and stamp are beautiful. I love these flowers on the plants in real life. To me this card looks like a wall hanging because it is dimensional. Don't know why it seems different as other cards are also dimensional. May be the flower coming through the background.

SECC from tomorrow - Mr Bank Manager you have been warned...LOL

Lorraine - Scotland

Jill Liddle said...

Love this flower die.

Laura O said...

this lovely stamp again ,so syylish ,Laura O

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love how you made the hydrangea come over the side of you aperture and the sentiment is offset in the background too.
Donna Jones

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue the card is stunning and the chance to win it is wonderful thank for sharing good luck ladies love always sue xxxxxxx

Oksana said...

Another Beautiful card Sue! Would love to win one of your cards, thank you for the opportunity!xx

craftylyn said...

Hi Sue, Simply elegant!

I'm off to try out the stamps and dies.

Sue B said...

WOW!!! who wouldn't want to win this card. I am waiting for both these stamps to arrive as we speak, both are beautiful as are all your creation Sue. x

Mac Mable said...

This card is just simply stunning. Love the colours you have used, the techniques and the stamps and dies. Simply Wow and anyone would love to receive this card. A Sue Special xx

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card Sue, I hadn't come across that 'tufted background' so I went looking for it - I am still mystified about the name, since I couldn't see any tufts, but I think it's really pretty and effective.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Beautiful dies, stamps and gold embossing. I love it.

suejimbel said...

Lovely Card Sue - I mad something very similar last night but in the paler blue with white. Looked nice but not as nice as this - love the gold. And your colouring in is GORGEOUS! Would love to win this to see your hydrangea in person (as it were!) x

Chaffinch said...

I really must practice creating pearls with my PVA glue. I always love the effect with a lattice embossed background.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like the look of this card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Vivjose said...

Morning Sue
Another Wowser card today, very rich, opulent look. I love the colours and the shadowing effect. Gorgeous.
I keep trying, but I never quite get your perfect result - I'm no good with the big background stamps.
Take care, I so look forward to your blog each morning.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Joan Hill said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, love the blue and gold combo, stunning x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card.
I love the blue and gold together.
Veronique L

Jayne S said...

Lovely colour combination on this beautiful card.

Butterfly-Crafts: Handmade Cards & Gifts said...

The hydrangea is such a lovely stamp and I love the appearance of it on a trellis in this card

Emily said...

Very pretty card, Sue. Flowers looks so realistic. Would like to win such a beauty !

Ann said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card as usual - you really give me inspiration. Love the shading effect.

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a beautiful card,the stamp is wonderful and so lifelike definately a card to win. Hugs, Jen xxx
Krafty Keepsakes

CraftyJo said...

I love this! Absolutely stunning, I would certainly love to see it 'in the flesh' :D

Lesley Griffiths said...

The hydrangea stamp is simply stunning and your interpretation is amazing, Sue.

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue
I love the periwinkle colour of card that you use. Could you possibly tell me the make of it as I would love to buy some.
June x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card. I love the colour combinations - Thank You. I have this stamp on my list of many to get.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oh WOW !! Another goegeous card today !! This one is so spring like, fresh and crisp but so very smart and elegant !! I love the periwinkle blue card you have used and it looks great with gold embossing. The Hydranga stamp is beautifully coloured in and the background stamp looks wonderful !! I think your matting and layering for this card had really given it that beautiful classy finishing touch.
Thanks Sue for another wonderful card. x x x

P in Wales, I was so very sorry to hear of the very sad loss of Molly your little cat. I have a cat to and I just don't know what I will be like when his time comes. We have a dog called Charlie who was my hubby's dog when we met and my cat when we met who is called charlie too !! It makes life very confusing !!
Sending you lots of love and big hugs. I am thinking of you. I hope you are ok. From Tres x x x

Sending Lots of love to Sue and all the Wilsonettes love Tres x x x

Tres said...

Hi June ballenger, Just to let you know that the periwinkle blue card is known as Foundations card by Creative Expressions I think. You can buy it from Sam Poole's shop or Emerald Crafts both are internet shops. Just pop the names into a search bar and they should come up. I think Julia Watts may have it to on her Amazon shop on the net to. Hope this is helpful love Tres x x x

Craftychris said...

The colours on this one are awesome! xx

redfox said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card! I just LOVE the periwinkle card colour. I love it so much I dont want to use it! You just keep on coming up with such lovely cards, I don't know how you do it, but keep it up please, we all love your inspiration. Love Sarah

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
I love that periwinkle blue card and that Hydrangea stamp is just fabulous.
I might try stamping the Hydrangea on parchment and emboss it a little as a special for my sister.

Margaret O

Susan White said...

Those beautiful hydrangeas again! We have some lovely deep pink/rose coloured varieties up here in Scotland, and this card would work really well in those colours too. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous creation.Love this hydrangea stamp and your attention to detail is amazing.
Helen Bx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
Oh Sue, I really , really, really love this card! The hydrangea stamp definitely on list! Your colouring technique is so subtle and realistic! I am also seriously thinking of investing in the Tim Holtz pens! The hydrangea looks just like the ones in my garden! I agree with previous posts re: blue / silver. Will now be trying blue/gold. Creative Expressions card is gorgeous - all colours are lovely!
We travel home tomorrow after a lovely week in sunny Spain! Back to the grindstone - but every cloud has a silver lining! Also back to crafting!! Am getting withdrawal symptoms!
Love and good wishes to all who are sad or unwell!
Hope today's tests go well Steph!
Have a lovely time all those going to SECC !
Love Myra

Anonymous said...

Your cards are so gorgeous, like what you did with the stamp set, the colors are just right.
Thanks for sharing.
Yvonne N.

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, this is a really pretty and fresh looking card. Like the shadow idea on the lines in the background, gives it some depth. I see you've posted some TV dates for the end of this month - can't wait already!! Have a great day everyone. Love Karen xx

samantha wade said...

Oh so gorgeous, love the colour, waiting for this stamp to arrived, loved the card last week so ordered it, would love to give this card a new home, xx

Pattyb said...

Hi Sue! What an elegant card. The combination of the gorgeous blue and gold are so beautiful. Love the way you lined around the diamond shapes. This would be a perfect card to frame! Thanks for the chance to win it!
Blessings, Pat

Kathy Hogan said...

What a gorgeous card! This stamp is now on my wish list. You have great coloring on the flower.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card a Sue!

Love the colour combo, so pretty. The Hydrangea is coloured in beautifully and reminds me so much of my nan because when she was still with us she used to have a large Hydrangea plant in the middle of her front garden which was a very similar colour.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Myra from Florida said...

Thank you again for your work. You make it look easy but I know it's not because I'm trying to re-create and it's impossible. I'm just in awe! Myra from florida

Barbara said...

Just stunning!!

Barbara said...

Just stunning!!

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Love the rich colours and the design is stunning
Take care
Hazel G x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Such a stunning card, I have looked in from time to time, and your cards have been beautiful.

P in Wales. I was'nt going to post today, but I read your sad message yesterday about your lovely puss cat. I 'm so so sorry, I have been thinking of you X. It's a week today since my Berkeley dog went to sleep it's been so sad and very quiet, even my 2 cats have gone quiet.I would like to say thank you to all the lovely ladies that still send kind thoughts, love and hugs. It means so much I just can't tell you, and it does help. Thank you all .

Tina XX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is absolutely stunning. I love the colours, the gridlines you've done so cleverly and the flower itself. My Nan had a bed of hydrangeas outside her kitchen window and they always make me think of her.
Caroline H

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful, stunning and rich looking card today that will be treasured by a lucky Wilsonette for sure. I will be practicing some of these techniques, you make them sound so very easy thanks to your great instructions and invaluable videos, for which I am so grateful, as I don't do difficult lol!
Take it easy Norah save yourself for the craft show really wish I was able to go, to play spot Norah and her Wilsonette badge!!!
Sending warm wishes and a hug to those who need one.
Margaret corgi owner

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
When I saw this card it took my breath away!!! It is so lovely.
Thankyou for the inspiriation.
Carol x

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, that stamp has become so popular thanks to Sue!

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Well not a lot to say but the usual I love it
How do you do it. ?????
The hydrangea is beautiful and the way you have put it together over the die cut aperture looks amazing
You continue to inspire
You Take Care
Theresa. X

Wendys Little Nest Crafts said...

You certainly do this beautiful flower justice with this lovely card as a setting to show it off. Gorgeous!!!!

Best wishes


baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Breath taking -love the flower
Amanda x

Therese said...

WOW! What more can I way. Gorgeous, stunning, classy. LOVE IT!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
not atall a baby card. Love the background with the pearls and great colour.

Irene Allen

Lynn Hardy said...

Wow! This elegant card is stunningly beautiful! I am a great fan of JustRite stamps and dies and could certainly give this card a loving home!

sharon said...

Good afternoon Sue
Boy, oh boy what a stunner! It's the little details in this card that make it simply wonderful. I read through your description on how it was made and made my own rough sketch using dies and stamps that I already own, so now I can make something similar but adding in my own touches. Thank you Sue for so carefully writing up how you make your cards, as I'm sure I and others would still be scratching our heads trying to work it out! lol.
Sharon Kirkwood x

lindyloo12 said...

I don't always have time to leave a comment, but this card is just so beautiful I had to make time. You are always coming up with gems like this one, so thank you!

SusieB said...

Hi Sue, fab card. I bought the hydrangea set and cant wait to use them in the way you have shown.

Hope that I can be successful with one of your creations. Look forward to seeing you on C and C soon

Sue XX

Nikkinoo said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, just love those flowers!

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
This is a truly beautiful it lots.
Trish x. (Hillside)

Vick said...

Afternoon Sue,

What a decadent looking card, I really love that periwinkle card and I don't normally go for blues but it is like a blue/lavender and with the gold it becomes very classy and decadent xxx hugs, V
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Joanna Dickson said...

I really like the Periwinkle. Such a striking colour. Another gorgeous creation. Enjoy what's left of Wednesday, lots of love, Jo xx

Karen Zg Ratcliffe said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue!! Love the way you have the hydrangea coming out of the apiture! The gold and periwinkle blue are elegant together. Would love yo win this card! Thanks for the chance,

Chris Kelly said...

The hydrangea stamp is my favourite and I just love this card. The stamp makes wonderful backgrounds too,
X Chris

Sandra said...

As usual Sue another beautiful card. I love the blues, very spring like, reminders me of sunshine and lazy days.
Sandra Spain

Mo said...

This is another really lovely card with the hydrangea. I can't wait for my stamp to come. There was a 7-14 day delay in ordering it!! Still, hopefully, I will have lots of ideas for when it does arrive. Thanks as always Sue.
Luv M

Cathy Davidson said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card Sue I love the colours, the hydrangea looks so real I am just going to order some periwinkle card and...?

Cathy xx

Anonymous said...

Meant to say Happy 40th Birthday this morning but my mind went AWOL - hope you have a great day.

To all animal friends - Alison, June, Norah, Tres, Tina and of course Sue - thank you so much for heartfelt messages today. Don't really know why I posted my own grief, just wanted Molly to have an epitaph, I think. Do have other animals, and each is loved for who they are.

'P' in Wales

hotpotato said...

beautiful card Sue.

Debra Denman said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card the flowers are stunning. Just love all your cards this colour is one of my favs.
I will have to have a go at this card very soon.
Debra x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi sue
I was really struggling for an idea for a birthday card today so new if I looked on your blog I'd find inspiration and I wasn't disappointed when I saw this card.I just coloured a lovely lilac in so will use this.Thanks for the inspiration.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi sue
I was really struggling for an idea for a birthday card today so new if I looked on your blog I'd find inspiration and I wasn't disappointed when I saw this card.I just coloured a lovely lilac in so will use this.Thanks for the inspiration.

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