Tuesday, 25 March 2014

With Kindness

 Hello my crafty friends!  Here's a card I made using my new die line.  I started by embossing the background using my Heart Lattice embossing folder.  I used the Calabria die cut out of blush card.  I scored it and cut into the centre then concertina folded it to create a fan shape for the background.  I tucked the edges under the Spanish Collection border cut out of white card.  I cut a black strip to mat it with.  In the area below the border I cut a Hollywood die from the California collection.  I cut it in half and then used the pieces offset, tucking the ends under the border.  I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with Decorative Frames Set B and inked through the die with Spun Sugar  I mounted my tag in the middle on foam pieces.  Using the Classic Rose die, I created a variety of flowers out of blush, white and black felt and added white and black flatback pearls to the centres.  I arranged the flowers across the card and the fan as embellishments.  To finish, I added two black rhinestone swirls in opposite cards.  The last step was to add my double white pierced mat layers.  Finished dimensions are 8" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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Pam said...

Hello everyone, another lovely card today. Tandy and Belinda, my heart goes out to you both at this sad time.
To all Wilsonettes who are going to Ally Pally, I am so envious, I hope some of you manage to meet up.

Vick said...

Morning Sue,

Oh Waht a gorgeous card i love it, i want it lol, its so classy and elegant, hope you have a lovely day Sue, Hugs, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card. Love the concertina shape. The flowers are lovely too. Thanks for sharing.

Marion Bull said...

Beautiful card today! love the heart lattice. Hope things are getting easier for you Pam. Wish I could get to Ally Pally too!
Marion B

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you, the card is beautiful so delicate and fresh, take care all, Kitty

Pauline99 said...

Hi sue,

Beautiful card today with your dies and of course I love the colour too.

Wish I was going to Ally pally too but way to far to travel from ireland but one day I will make the trip. I hope all the ladies on here have a wonderful time.

All the best Pauline ( freedom99)

Debra Denman said...

Good morning.
I love this card Sue it's beautiful. Just perfect.
I have never been to Ally pally. Maybe next year. All of uou who are going have a fabulous time
Debra x

Glennis said...

What a beautiful colour combination - so elegant!

Cameeli of Richmond said...

To Sue and all the crafty Crew!!
Lovely card thank you for sharing.
Belinda, Tandy sorry so hear your heartbraking news, my thoughts are with you both xx.
Ally Pally,perhaps we could all wear a wonder of Wilson flower (White)and meet by the Rubbernecker stand between 10-11am. Could be great fun I am looking forward to meeting.
Pam wish you could make it.
Well I am off for a gentle swim then to the Office. Have a nice day and don't get too wet.
Cameeli xx

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Love, Love, Love this card. Must get myself some of the felt. Everyone enjoy Ally Pally. X

Joan D said...

Lovely lovely card. Who but Sue Wilson would have though of putting these colours together and they work. My favourite things on cards are butterflies and fans,and this die makes a lovely fan shape. I collect fans and buy one from every holiday destination. Think we should designs a Wilsonettes badge,so we all can recognise each other when at shows etc.Hugs to all x x x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the new dies the colour looks great thank you for sharing Tracy w x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning. I must have a go at making a fan like that. I would like to send everyone who needs one a virtual hug. Look after yourselves. Love Jackie

Maria Illsley said...

Lovely card Sue.
The blush card is so soft, i use it so often.
No ally pally for me this year - its a wonderful place so enjoy if you are going xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another stunning card, I'm loving the concertina fan, so effective, and the die-cuts underneath are beautiful and the little felt flowers are gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Another stunner, very elegant.
Amanda x

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Another WOW card today. Such lovely colours, so pretty.
Sheila x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card - I love the way the dies all work well together. The colours work so well together. I must try black accents!
Best wishes
Anne O

Patricia Howarth said...

Tandy and Belinda,
I have just read that you have both had sad news. My heart goes out to you both, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue WOW whay a beautiful card i love it. And the colours go so well together. I love the new dies there on my wish list. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue , this is such a lovely card -all your dies work great together and I love those felt roses!
Have a great day all xxRuth

Eemeli said...

Lovely overall. Just a little bit too feminine color scheme to my taste (*lol*) but I can live with it :) Love the soft-looking flowers and how you have placed them.

Hugs from Finland,

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, gorgeous card, love the fan shape and the layout with the dies. Bx

Jacquie said...

This is gorgeous Sue, love the colours, great combination.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Rachel Taylor said...

Love the fan and the colours are great together .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
absolutely gorgeous as always, so pleased to see the dies being used together x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
A truly lovely creation to raise a smile on a wet and miserable day.
Ang x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the Border and of course the Heart Embossing Folder still waiting for more of those!
The Fan is so effective with the lovely little flowers!
Sorry for both Belinda and Tandy ..thinking of you,,take care!
Love Marg

TDQ Karen said...

What a stunning card, I love the fan effect and he flowers are beautiful. Made the long trip to Ally Pally last year but not this time For me so hope everyone gong has a great time.
Hugs to all those who need them xx

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card, thanks Sue. Mabex

Nanny Jo said...

So beautiful, Sue!! The colours, the fan, the flowers.....WOW! I love it!! Jo x

Desiree P said...

Hi Sue,
So good to see more cards with your new dies. I've been waiting for this and you haven't disappointed - so many of the different collections on one card!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A truly beautiful card today. The new dies mix together so well. Love the felt roses.

Love Rosemarie xx

Carole Z said...

Sue, this is simply stunning! Using the die as a fan is inspired and really gives the card a 'Spanish' feel, I love it! Hugs Carole Z X

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous
card loving your new dies I use the
ones I have regularly on nearly every
card I have made since receiving them.
Nancyd xx

nattyboots said...

Just beautiful Sue as always
Elaine H x

Rosie said...

That is such a pretty card. I love all the dies I have of yours -must get the Frames sets as soon as possible.

Sue Dunn said...

Good. Or ing Sue. I love the colour combination. The roses look really beautiful cut out of the felt. A really pretty card. Xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the colour and the dies and flowers are all gorgeous! Love Jean xxx

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue, colours just seem to match. Ali Pally sounds great but alas too far for me Hugs to all x

foxyg said...

Really stunning card Sue.

Crisco said...

How gorgeous ... absolutely love the soft hues and delicate dies.

Patricia Youdell said...

Oh so lovely. I love to see the different ways you use dies
Pat x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ..love the flowers stunning ..x

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
Wow this is a beautiful card, quite unusual colour combination, but it really works..Love it.

Dawn Searle xx

sonja_w said...

Simply beautiful x

Victoria said...

GORGEOUS! You've really showcased the versatility of your dies here Sue. I love the concertina effect and also the layering of the die beneath the border. The overall look is so classy and elegant. Thank you Sue. xxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Loving the petticoat made from the Hollywood die, sweet flowers arrangement too.
Donna Jones

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, and an elegant design for many occasions.
Hugs to Tandy and Belinda.
Hope all that are going to Ally Pally hope you have a great time its too far away for me to go to.
Happy crafting to all
Love Tina x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonettes
Oh Sue! I absolutely ADORE today's card it's beautiful. You are so clever with your use of dies and make us look differently at them. I am so enjoying using your dies and every one I use is my favourite ( I keep changing my mind lol). I am so pleased that you are using your dies you show us their full potential.
Shirley T I do go back to read the blog if not on the day I do the following morning. Sending Belinda and Tandy a virtual hug. Pam and Tina it's nice to see you on the blog. I wish I could go to Ally Pally it would be great to meet Sue and the Wilsonettes hopefully next year.
Hugs x
Heather T

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A very girlie girlie gift today and what a beautiful gift for a special occasion.
I just love how you create your focal elements; always giving us something very special every day. Today's colours are very gentle and then the pop of black just finishes off the truly beautiful gift.
I really must try cutting in felt - am still a coward re this but will really have to leave my box and try it.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely GORGEOUS card today, just LOVE everything
about this.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card - this has the lot! love that delicate blush coloured card - it's lovely.

I am going to AP on Sat 12th (with the bubby) - would like to meet other Wilsonettes - I was going to wear a bow with a W badge pinned in the centre of it. Will try to make the Rubbernecker stand between 10-11 but will be dependent on those trains and whehter the queues are very long to get in - I am an AP virgin - so any tips Wilsonettes? or things I should know - hope they might have a hubby creche if he gets bored or somewhere he can go if it all gets a bit too much for him! Is food available and if so is it good? Hope there is sufficient Loos and we dont have to spend all day having to queue!!!! Any advice would be welcomed.
Clare W

Anonymous said...

oohps re message above - 'bubby' should read 'Hubby' - although......... only joking!

trent999 said...

Morning. What a simply beautiful card, I love the colours and your dies are very special. A real statement piece. A lovely way to start the day with kindness and a smile.

iReneM said...

Ahhh, Sue, this is beautiful....as always :)

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. A beautiful card for any occation. Loving the colours and use of your new dies. I did have one fave but i think they are all my faves now but i do still love your rose and bow dies. Thank you for giving us crafters your inspiration on how to use your dies.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

TOB said...

I adore this card, must get some felt. I love your dies they are stunning. hugs Theresa x

gwen70 said...

Quite simply stunning

Annie said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, very pretty.

Gail said...

Good morning Sue and crafters,
What a beautiful card, I can see some more dies going into my shopping basket.
Gail C x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Lovely card and nice to see how you use your new dye range. Just shows what you can achieve if you think outside the box.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunningly lush card, it is gorgeous, just love the colours it
looks so elegant.
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a gorgeous card. I just love your dies and it looks like I will be buying more of them! Thank you for all your wonderful inspiration and looking forward to seeing more cards with your beautiful dies. Best wishes

Marion said...

Hi Sue love every thing about this card ,the flower's are stunning.
Marion H

Susan White said...

Really beautiful card today. Love the black and white with the soft peachy colour - gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

nuttinanni said...

This one I have totally fallen in love with!!! Ticks all my boxes to perfection. hugs cheryl

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful! I think this is so pretty and feminine and love the colour scheme. I have just received this die so guess what I'll be trying out! Tandy and Belinda, so sorry to hear your very sad news, Pam & Tina lovely to see you today. Cameeli hope the knee is getting better and that you are not overdoing it. I'm joining the poorly knee club myself today. - went for a walk along the coast yesterday with my husband and first of all he fell over and bruised his ribs, fortunately didn't break them. About 10 minutes later I was walking over some rocks and came to a ledge over a 20 foot drop. Set off and about halfway across,my feet just went it was so slimy and slippery! I fell straight down onto my knee that I had replaced 2 years ago. Tried to get up but couldn't it was too slippery and couldn't get any purchase with my shoes. Managed to get onto my bum but every time I moved I just got closer to the edge. I was terrified! Husband couldn't get to me so he went off to get help. Came back with a tall, dark, handsome stranger who just happened to have a tow cable in his boot! 10 minutes later, I was on my feet with a very wet bum and filthy trousers. And a sore & stiff knee. Two hours later, back at home I looked at my knee - black and about 4 times the size it was after my op! I'm just praying that I haven't damaged the prosthetic!! Didn't get much sleep and although it's still stiff and bruised, at least I can bend it! That will teach me to stick to a path!! Hugs to everyone, love Alison xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card so elegant love it. love Jean Z xxx

Debby Berry said...

Lovely, I like your new dies.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card. I love using your dies but I've a long way to go before I get results like yours!!Hugs,
Maggie x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Clare, plenty of food available. Places for bubby (hehe) to sit with a cuppa while you shop. Wear low heels and pace yourself as there will be lots and lots of craft goodies to tempt you. Have a great time. Lol lynne m x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
elegance personified- a beautiful card black makes it 'pop'. using one of my favourite techniques the folded fan creates dimension drawing the eye into every part of the design elements of the card whopperjaw

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, thank you for sharing such a lovely card today, loving the colours can't wait to have a go myself, also so looking forward to Ally Pally, going on the 13th as not so busy. Looking forward to watching yr demos on the rubbernecker stand, have a good day xx

Lacelady said...

Ooooh, Sue, I wish I'd won the lottery, I'd have all of your dies in one go! Super card this morning.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Total perfection - love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Micky French said...

Stunning Sue, I love it.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, wow wow wow what a stunner. Love the combo of blush/black/white , works really well. Your dies are FAB and I love using them on my cards. To all in need I send you great big crafty hugs . Lol lynne m x x x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

just seen you comment, I am really sorry to hear that you and your hubby fell yesterday. My fingers are crossed and hope you can rest over the next few days.
My knee is improving, but it is slow thanks.
Cameeli xx

karenlotty said...

Simply stunning Doesn't need any further description x

Alison Couchman said...

So frilly and feminine today. A really eye-catching stunner. Looking forward to seeing more of your dies when the next batch of videos starts. I've managed to get your faux quilled flowers and the embroidered striplet and used them for the first time yesterday. Just gorgeous and they cut so easily.
Have a good day.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, just been catching up on the last few days as I have been at my mums for her birthday and what a varied selection of cards there have been. Today's card is full of ideas and I like the way you have cut the die in have and layered it, looks very effective so I will be trying this, love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue What a beautiful card I do have some of your dies but not all but will be investing in them soon.
Would love to go to Ally Pally but live too far away. Hugs to all who need them have a great day all. Sophy n Gran

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Ohhhhhhhh how i love todays beautiful card Sue, it is truly beautiful. Your little flower dies have made beautiful little blossoms in the felt. I got a cheap piece to try your inpiration out on of the rolled rose and it came out so pretty, it just had a couple of bits that i needed to take the scissors to, so now i can use my good stuff on projects.
Tandy, i am so sorry to hear of your cousin and on your wedding anniversary of all days, it will never be the same again. I know as my 47 year old cousin died nearly 6 years ago leaving behind 6 kiddies from the age of 6 to 18. My heartfelt thoughts and love go out to you and your family and to Belinda as well who is going through the mill. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with both ladies and their families at this awful time.
Oh Alison, i know that hubby was sore but really you didn't need to go one better just to meet a tall dark handsome stranger, i'm quite sure he would have answered to a hello. Your poor knee is going to need plenty of TLC to get to calm down again. You are a braver person than i am going that close to the edge any way. I pure custard yellow inside all the way through. The last time i went up the Wallace Monument at Causewayhead i found out i was terrified of heights and collapsed. Me and heights have now a mutual understanding, i'll got go up them and then they don't cause me to pass out, which seems fair to me. Although i would like to see the Ally Pally but i think apart from my buggy running out of steam, i think i would have run out as well long before that. All you lovely ladies that are going will just need to describe it when you have been for us, but most importantly of all, enjoy yourselves and let me know if they have a hubby creche to keep them amused in. I'm going off to Stirling to meet my dear friend for a couple of hours de-stress time. See you all tomorrow hopefully,
Love and crafty hugs to you all,
Norah (Glenochil)

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW this is so gorgeous. Love the concertina shape and the flowers are scrummy. Your dies are amazing, thank you for sharing this delight.
Tandy, Belinda you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time, love and gentle hugs to you both.
Pam and Tina good to see you both back, love and gentle hugs to you as well.
Cameeli glad that the knee is getting better, Alimecca (Alison) that sounds like a scary ordeal yesterday glad that you are OK, hope your knee is better, take it easy.
Sadly Ally Pally too far to travel, hope all the Wilsonettes manage to meet up.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely stunning. A gorgeous card.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Magpie - thank you for asking. My day absolutely flew by. Wasn't too busy in the shop so could make cards while passing time. Dream job or what!!!! Never thought I would start work at my age. Take care.

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colours you have used, and the fan made for a die cut, it's charming.

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card, love everything about it.

hotpotato said...

Love the card and the embossing folder is now a must have.

JESSIE said...


June Horrocks said...

What a beauty sue just love your card today thank you for sharing love always June xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Great as always, I still only have the Californian collection of dies, but find them so versatile and love the way I can mix them around for different looks. Great to hear you are getting about cameeli but take things slowly, sorry fir all those who are having a bad time, and as for the fallers just keep on your feet it's much less painful! Have a good day everyone, have just finished the mucking out and have the day off do am thinking I might just get crafty, it makes such a change to have a whole day to craft in without having to stop to teach. Nope you all have fun at alley pally sounds great, but too far and not enough time, couldn't eve make the NEC and that's only 45 mins away xx

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Your dies are lovely and so intricate, they make ones cards look really professional. i tried cutting some roses out of felt and they worked really well so I'm including them on a birthday card for my grand daughter. Loving today's card. Hope all of you lucky people going to AP have a wonderful time; I'm really jealous! Hugs Pauline A x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love it, so delicate.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

I always take a picnic, there are plenty of loos but can be busy, there are places to purchase food at: The Hot Roast Bar
Serving hot roast pork, crackling and apple sauce in a bap, Hot salt beef in a bap, hot roast turkey with gravy and Hallomi and roasted vegtables in a pitta pocket. Hot beverages, soft drinks and bottled beers.
The Deli
Get fresh sandwiches,baguettes, homemade hot soup, cakes, muffins, cookies, fresh salads, confectionery & ice creams from our Deli. Hot beverages, soft drinks, bottled beer and wine also available.
The Wood Fired Pizza
The perfect pizzas are hand made and then baked in purely wood fired ovens, giving a superb crisp texture and a unique and light flavour only found in Italy.
Hope that helps?
Have a good day.
Cameeli xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this one deserves the "P" word - it is simply divine. Everything you have done is just beautiful. I am SO glad I've got your dies - apart from the Spanish one but am sure I can find something to replace it, it'll definitely be sort of copied......
Thank you Sue
Hugs, Rose

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow what a great use of that die, fab colours and flowers too

nannapat said...

Beautifully elegant card Sue. The dies are beautiful - so far I only have the classic rose but will be adding some others. Pat x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

A beautiful card today - I love it! Thank you for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card, I really must invest in the rose dies, they are so beautiful.
Ally Pally sounds like fun and all those eating places! Too far for us to travel from Scotland, have fun everyone and hope some of you meet each other. Hugs to Tandy and Belinda and Alison take care of your knee. Take care, Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and Wilsonettes.
Tandy and Belinda my thoughts are with you both at this sad time. Why is life so cruel to such beautiful people. Alison, oh my goodness hon, sounds like an episode of hellicopter heroes. You must have been terrified, hope there is no damage to your new knee.
Another day of wedding invites although my body is pleading with me to stop (thank goodness for morphine medicine) although I hate to admit I need it to do something I love, I sometimes wonder if non crafty people realise how long we sit/stand, cut, measure, chase after pinging jems, get stuck to card and paper, forget we have flake n glitter glue on our table and put a completed vard down on top of it ! Do these people know what we go through to try and give them pleasure !? Im only 17 but look 53 !
So I gasped when I opened your blog Sue, I so love pretty and delicate so you have made me very happy with such a beautiful delicate card today. I adore your dies and they all work so lovely together, and.I/we thank you for making them much more affordable for Mr Lanc and I as for every birthday, Christmas, Anniversary etc they shall be on my list.
Has anyone noticed Ema Lou is gracing our shores for retreats and demo days. SUNRISE crafts have all the info of dates/cost etc so if you want to see her wonderful way with flowers etc
like we all watched from the HCA show and you have the time and finances you know the site to check unless there is another site with info for you.
Id love to go to AP but distance and cost stands in my way but I hope our Wilsonettes DO meet up and have the most wonderful time EVER.
Must go... Meds calling.
Love you all.
Lancashire Steph xx

Joanne K said...

Good morning Sue, what a gorgeous card and I adore those roses made out of felt. I am patiently awaiting my delivery of the classic rose dies. I normally use Sam's flower stamp. When completed I normally enamel them. However, I am now finding I make so many of these its time consuming cutting them out. So I gave in and ordered the dies. Kind regards Joanne K x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely gorgeous. I love everything about it. A real cracker.
Love Jan x x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Wow! What a stunningly elegant card today....the colours are absolutlely gorgeous! I love your dies and it's great that you show us how you use them.

Love Sheila xx

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card today. Hugs Sonia x

Carol S. said...

Bootiful, really bootiful!! Love the blush colour, so soft and pretty. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love all the layers. They work so well together. Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Disco Queen said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I love this card Sue. I have printed out a copy for my wall of inspiration. Now to decide what to take down ;-) Theresa x

Janice Wallace said...

This shows how well all your dies will mix and match. I keep playing with the ones I have and I am finding them so versatile.
Would anyone else like to see this one in black and red....very saucy then.
Hugs to all who need them today...
Janice W

Anonymous said...

Thanks Lyne Mills and Cameeli for AP feedback- appreciated. Right that's Mr W's first mission sorted - to suss out all the food places and decide what to have for lunch - that should keep him amused for a while I am thinking! Didn't think there would be so much choice.
Thanks again
Clare W
PS Just read about Alison's escapades - oooooohhh - look after that knee and hope you recover soon - best wishes also to Pam, Tandy and Belinda and all other Wilsonettes in need of kind thoughts today.

rachel said...

this card really has the wow factor Sue - beautiful xx

Pinky said...

Hi Sue.

The blush really softens the black and white which can look a bit stark - at least when I do it!! Lovely

Vicki x

Laura O said...

Hi Sue.this is lovely ,new dies are fab and I just managed to get some this weekend ,mostly the background dies .Can't wait to try them.Laura O

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the fan and the flowers
Best wishes, Pat

Janhass said...

Morning everyone, a stunning card as usual Sue. Love the color combo. I bought the classic rose dies last week and have not stopped using them, they are so versatile. Have a good day. Xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

This card is so lovely :)

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card today !! So many different dies and different elements, but they all work well and looks great together !! I can't wait to get my hands on some more of your new dies and embossing folders. I am waiting for Alley Palley now. I love the colours you have used. I would not really have thought of black, white and blush together but they look very delicate, feminine and pretty. I love the effect of the concertina Calebra die and the white layered Hollywood die. The Spanish border look beautiful and I think this may be one of the next die sets on my list !! I think this card would look equally lovely if either the Hollywood die or the Calebra die was used both sides of the border too. As always Sue, your flowers are amazing !!! Sooo Pretty !! What a beautiful card !!

Pam and Tina, sending love and hugs to you both love Tres x x x

Tandy and Belinda, I am so very sorry to hear of your sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. I hope you are ok love Tres x x x

Clare W, At Alley Palley, at the back of the hall there is a sort of large Tent or Marquee and there are lots of card demonstrations going on all day. Lots of our favourite demonstrators take it in turns to go and make cards in there including Julia and Sue so you can take some time out from looking at stalls and shopping !! There are always a lot of people around and I think the ques for food are quite long. I always take a packed lunch with me. There are tables to sit at around the sides of the hall. Not only that I would much prefer to spend all my money on craft stuff !! You can take a craft trolley too !! I usually take my packed lunch in my craft trolley, and after I have eaten it I have plenty of room to put my craft purchases in !! I hope this helps love Tres x x x

Cameeli, I will try my best to get to sue's stall rubberneckers between 10 and 11am !! Hope to see you there. Love Tres x x x

Lots of love and hugs to you Sue and all the Wilsonettes love Tres x x x

utilitygirl said...

What a very pretty card Sue. I do love those roses, just waiting for mine to arrive from Joanna so I can play with them x

Tres said...

I have just read about Alison. That sounds like a nasty fall. Take care of your poor knees and I hope you make a speedy recovery soon love Tres x x x

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, great card today. The 'fan' shape is just great and a lovely technique, I must give it a try sometime.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,

I love this card. X

Brooke b said...

Hi Sue what a georgeous card you are such a talented lady. Love the elegance, simplicity and flowers on the card. JB xxxx

Tres said...

Hi Clare W , just another tip, if you buy your Alley Palley tickets now, in advance from their web site, when you get there you can just show your tickets and go straight in to the hall instead of having to line up and wait in the long ques with people who are buying tickets at the door. Hope this is helpful love Tres x x x

Ayelet Barkay said...

Gorgeous card!
I love the concertina and all those great flowers.

doreenj said...

Love the fan idea, I think I shall have to use that soon!!!!


Planetsusie said...

Hello Sue - definitely a me card! I just love those colours together and the felt flowers are superb. I think these dies are amazing (have quite a few now - yay!) So gorgeous and elegant.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, the light and shade on the concertina makes me think of a blush spring morning. So pretty. Actually, love it all!!
Shirley T - I also run through the comments later, especially if I've posted early, and am glad to see your second comment today saying dream job and enjoying it. Was wondering if it wasn't so!
A sad time for lots of our crafty family and like others, sending sympathy and hugs.
Take care everyone, lots of injuries lately - are we accident prone or what?

'P' in Wales

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Delicate, pretty and very girly. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. Ann (France)

Vie Carter said...

Oh Sue this is really my sort of card

Love it so much


magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and all the Wilsonettes!! Oh my, my, my, what a gorgeous gorgeous card Sue. The colours are just perfect together, I love the felt flowers and the concertina fan along with your stunning dies....."Wow" xx Another pin it to my list...! gosh wish I was going to Ally Pally but hopefully next year we'll have the car.....x Good thinking Joan about the Sue Wilson badges. Wonderful that all the information about it is being passed down so everybody knows where to go at ally pally. Shirley T, you lucky, lucky lady to have landed your dream job there! Wonderful and I've no doubt you'll be someone's inspiration into their card making x Lancs Steph, thank you for the tip on the Sunrise crafts and Emma Lou. Thinking of you with the morphine treatment that helps to keep you going. Sending a love and hug to you x Alimecca, good grief! How "lucky" were you? You're Guardian angel was definitely there for you in sending that man to you who "happened" to have a tow rope in his car...! Hope you will be okay and it hasn't damaged your knee/prosthetic knee too much. sending a love and a hug to you in your pain and best to your husband too with his bruised ribs.....It's like an episode of Dr Kildare/Emergency ward 10....gosh those were a blast from the past! Anyway, take care everyone. Thank you so so much Sue for your wonderful inspiration! Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonette family and to you too Sue! xx love Karen xx

Cathy Davidson said...

What a lovely card, so many aspects to it with the crochet flowers and background, Hope everyone is well today, Hugs Cathy

jane stillman said...

A fabulous card Sue, love the felt flowers and the gorgeous blush cardstock x

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness, this is so gorgeous Sue. I just so love the lay outin this card, it amazingly beautiful.

Lesley Griffiths said...

This is a stunning card, can't wait for my roses die to arrive.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, this card is gorgeous! Really like how you can mix all your dies.
Tandy and Belinda, so sorry to hear your sad news.
Alison, hope your knee soon recovers and you husband's ribs get better soon. I'm scared of heights so don't go near the edge!
Shirley, pleased your day went well.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a fantastic classy card its stunning I love everything about it especially the flowers thanks sue for the inspiration .. hugs to all who needs one take care all .. hugs sarah xx

Anne Crawford said...

A definite Sue Card!,absolutely adorable! Love the dies used and the gorgeous felt flowers. I am in Tenerife at the moment and the wi fi connections are variable , any way hugs to all who need them especially to Alison hope the knee is ok,such a painful thing to happen.xo look forward to hearing all about Ally Pally and if some of you manage to meet up.

lynda said...

Hi Sue & lovely Wilsonettes
WOOOOOOW Sue this gift today is so gorgeous & yummy I love the colours & your dies work so well together. I love the beautiful felt flowers using your rose die.& the fan shape stunning .xx

Tandy & Belinda so sorry to hear your sad news sending you both love & hugs & my thoughts are with you both xx
Also love & hugs to Pam. & Tina xx

Alison Ouch so glad you didn't go over the Cliff top hope your knee is ok & hubby's ok too love & hugs too you both xx

Love & hugs to you Sue xx & all Wilsonettes

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone.
What a glorious card! I just love it ! I have some of the elements , but not all - sure will try to adapt what I have. Don't have the Spanish set . Just got one sheet of blush pink card left! I love that card. Everyone seems to be sold out at the moment! Hope it comes back soon. Love the felt roses - its a gorgeous die and so easy to use.

Wow, (Alimecca) , Alison , what an ordeal. Trust you and your husband are both ok! Do hope you not damaged your knee! That's my worst nightmare as scared of heights especially if water below.

Tandy and Belinda sending you a crafty hug and sincere sympathy.
Love to all, still thinking of you Pam and also Tina.

lynda said...

Ps forgot to put Lynda Brock xx

julie laz said...

I'm in love, this card is soooo me,
Sue I looked at the card and it blew me away,

28 years yesterday I lost my best friend MY MAM

I think and need her everyday Evan now, it doesn't feel that long,
I was 13 years old,

it would be her 80th birthday in may, and I am going to do this card for her,
thanks for your blog sue,
like I've said before you never know who your helping out there, you have a beautiful sole sue,
crafty hugs Julie xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. I love how you have made a fan out of one of the dies. Mind you all your dies and embossing folders are gorgeous. Hope you have a good day at ally Pally and wish I was going. My word we are an accident prone lot today. Hope that everyone gets better soon. Hope the morphine kicks in soon Steph. Mind you it gave my partner nightmares when he had it. Hugs to everyone who needs one today, and take care everyone else as we seem to be having problems with keeping ourselves safe.

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. What a stunning card. I cant imagine how you come up with your ideas day after day. Now I have more things on the wish list that grows and grows. Hope the rest of your day is good. Heather.x

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card today. Love the felt flowers and the fan is great and so easy to do when you think outside the box.
irene Allen

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card today Sue, love it . Looks like I have yet more dies to add to my wish list. xx

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. This is scrummie.I need this card. colour and composition exactly right. Love it. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan.xx

Joanna Dickson said...

Wow wow wow. Sue, you are so talented. I love this blog, your ideas are truly fabulous and so inspiring..Thanks as usual. Lots of love, Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely, feminine card Sue. I love all your ideas on this one. I am, at last, starting to get more from all my dies, thanks to visiting your blog daily.
ValC xx

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Another gorgeous card, love the colour and desgin

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Loving this card, can't wait to see if i can buy the classic rose die set at Ali-Pali.

A word for Maria Illsley , my husband robin is an Illsley an unusual name?

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card,love love the flowers.

Pam said...

Alison (Alimecca), just read your post as like most people do go back on blog. OMG an angel must have been watching over you, you were so lucky, your poor husband must have been so scared for you. Please take care of both of you. Hugs and good wishes to all who need them today, Steph, please dont overdo things, your daughter needs her Mum in the best health she can manage.

Theresa Pace said...

although ornate this card kind of tip toes in, don't know if it makes sense. but it has a softness about it that is surprising considering it has black tones in there. anyway love colkour combo and composition xx

Janice Robinson said...

Thank you for the inspiration the card is lovely and I love the blush coloured card.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Sue an other wonderful card, love how you can take one thing and see it as something else. The colours are so pretty and love how the flowers flow down.

Hope everyone has a wonderful time at Ally Pally, would love to be able to go but too far and legs would not make it round a hall of the size.

Sue enjoy the show meeting your ADORING fans, you deserve their praise.

lorraine - scotland

hazel said...

An Absolutely Stunning creation .Love everything about the card. I have these dies which are stunning as all your dies are.
Take care
Hazel G x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Love your card today with all the different elements and those gorgeous dies.
Just off to search the paper stash to see if I have any similar colour card as I love this colour combination.
Best Wishes
Lesley S
West Sussex

Barbara said...

Beautiful card as usual Sue! The felt flowers are so pretty.
Alison you have been very lucky not to do too much damage to your knee. I have both hips replaced and am paranoid about walking anywhere slippy or uneven and damaging my hip replacements as a second op is never as good a result as the first. Hope the knee recovers okay and you and hubby walk on more even ground in future and maybe give up on the mountaineering and dangerous sports!!!!!!!!!!

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
It's been an MOT day today dentist this morning followed by blood test (INR) then had some me time in town, after which my dearly beloved it took me out to lunch.
Then I came home and scrolled through your blog… what has Everybody been to - Alison (Alimeeca) and your husband I hope you'll both be okay, what an ordeal that must have been, Your poor knees - I could feel your pain just reading about it.
Tandy and Belinda my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very very sad time.

Sorry Sue - Back to the comments - WOW this card is absolutely stunning I love the blush white and black the fan and flowers, the Spanish strip is beautiful - I have the Spanish background but I NEED the strip it is SO SO gorgeous.
Hope you're having a good day, love Brenda xxx

Cameeli what a lovely idea to meet up by Rubberneckers stand.

SusanP, Kent said...

This beautiful card has got everything going for it! The fan sets everything off and the felt roses are exceptionally gorgeous in these colours. My favourite card size and shape too. WOW.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

A very beautiful card today. I love the blush card, it's very feminine.

Tandy & Belinda. So sorry to read about your sad news. Thinking of you both.

Alison, I'm so glad you're here to tell the tale, you must have been so scared. I think the only bonus was the tall dark stranger. I hope you have'nt damaged your knee too badly.

Hug to you Pam and to my blog friends

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

sonia said...

Hi. Wow this is lovely. Beautiful colours and I love the little flowers xx

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue a gorgeous card ,love the new flower dies ,i am making roses at the moment and waiting for my leaves die to arrive.
looking forward to seeing more videos

Karen Stafford said...

Love this one! Really like the rosette idea too! Great use of your amazing dies. xx

Jane said...

Love today's card just beautiful.

Jane xx

Kate's Cards said...

Love the colours in this one Sue. So pretty.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card, ideal for mothers day! I have a confession to make I haven't had time to make one this year so I have bought one!My wedding planning and organising has got in the way.But I will be going home for the weekend and spoiling my mum, especially as she has helped me with the wedding.
Alison B. x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Another absolutely fabulous card.
Love Carol x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card and I love the colour combination of the soft pink, black and white. Thank you for sharing.
Beverley W

englishrose897 said...

Good afternoon Sue and all followers, lovely card .

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi Janet. I bought some of that felt and it cuts like a dream and very easy to glue the flowers using cosmic shimmer glue. An if ur makin the small flowers it lasts ages as the sheets are decent in size def recommend it xx

Karen Drew said...

Absolutely stunning
karen xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Evening sue and crafty crew
Stunning card today an I just adore the flowers I'm waiting in the classic rose dies comin through the letterbox anytime soon canny wait!! Was clearing up the craft room the other day putting all the dies back into relevant packaging and discovered I had 50 sets!! I didn't realise I had so many lol. I better start re- using some!! Better not tell hubby either lol.
Anyways hugs to all that need them today.
Love Tracy from kilmarnock xx

Maggie said...

Hello. A real treat for the eyes. Such a Spanish feel with the fan and lace - I feel the sentiment should have an 'ole' at the end! Bet it looks amazing in real life. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

weefortune said...

Stunning Card Sue, looking forward to seeing more cards using your dies. Hugs Elaine x

CraftyJo said...


Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful stunning card i love your felt flowers.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry xxx

Chrisspi said...

Very classy. Love those flowers.

alimecca said...

Hi everyone,
Just popping back to say a really big thank you to everyone who has sent good wishes and hugs to both myself and hubby. Knee not as bad as I though - very stiff and swollen (& black) but doesn't seem to be any permanent damage thank goodness. Thanks again everyone you are such a thoughtful& lovely bunch of people. Love Alison xxx

SHARICA said...

Oh .. This is absolutely Fabulous .. xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This card is beautiful. I love the colours,you have used and it is great to see different ways of using your gorgeous dies :)
I can't get to Ally Pally this time but hopefully next year.
Thinking of Pam, Tina, Tandy and Belinda, love to you all.
Alison, how lucky were you, your guardian angel was looking after you, weren't they! I hope you are resting that knee and hubbies ribs aren't too sore. Cameeli glad yours is on the mend. Steph, have another full dose and do as much as you can before the effects wear off, that's what I do:) Take care

Brenda Hanlon said...

What a gorgeous card, just love it.

Margaret said...

Hello Sue
Such a beautiful card for today so delicate looking too absolutely stunning.
Sorry to hear that some are having a difficult and sad time at present, you are in my thoughts and prayers take care.
So envious of all those going to Ally Pally sincerely hope you all have a fantastic time and are all able to meet up. Looking forward to your show reports, Do hope that Sue is able to take her camera to capture it all for those of us not able to make it there. No pressure Sue! lol.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Hazel said...

Just stunning, Sue. Hazel x

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. Such a beautiful array of embellishments.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card using your fabulous dies , love the fan in blush and the Spanish border die and of course the lovely felt roses , another die I need . Thanks Sue it's beautiful.


Hugs to everyone who is in need of one xx

Janice K said...

An unusual combination of colours but they really work. Love the felt flowers and all the details.x

Tandy said...

Hi Sue

Love everything about this card I really must try doing flowers out of felt. Thank you for all your kind thoughts. Alison sorry to hear about your accidents take it easy and look after your knee. Wish I could go to Ally Pally but it's too far hope everyone has a good time. Love and hugs to everyone

Tandy said...

Hi Sue

Love everything about this card I really must try doing flowers out of felt. Thank you for all your kind thoughts. Alison sorry to hear about your accidents take it easy and look after your knee. Wish I could go to Ally Pally but it's too far hope everyone has a good time. Love and hugs to everyone

stephanie cunningham said...

Fabulous card today, so intricate, love that blush card. Wish I could get to Ally Pally, maybe one day who knows.

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone.
this is a really stunning creation
Sue and I love it. my rose dies came on Saturday and I wasn,t in to take the parcel, I had orderd a couple of other things so it made the parcel too big to go through the letter box so it ended
up going back to the sorting office GRRRRRRRRRR.i cant pick it up till Thursday. I was hoping to have a play with them on sunday,
ALISON my god how scarey that must have been for you ive just read your 2nd post and glad
your not to badley hurt and that your husband is ok PHEW a close shave there i.d say,sending thoughts to all our blog friends
who are going though it at this moment in time.
from Christine C and Ella

LoraineC said...

Beautiful card Sue, stunning x

BlueRose said...

Beautiful card Sue, just beautiful. I really love your felt flowers, must give them a try.

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
An elegant and sophisticated card today. A sure winner.
Erica x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, another late message I just wanted to say how much I Love today's Card it just shows how versatile your Dies are I Love the Colours Chosen, and I really love those flowers.
Take Care Love and Hugs from Sam x

Helen Barker said...

Love this card,the colours are gorgeous together.Love the fan and the felt flowers.
Helen Bx

Paper Junkie said...

So pleased to see a card using your new dies Sue - as I now seem to have quite a collection, more of the same please! X

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