Sunday, 16 March 2014

You Are So Sweet

Good Sunday morning all!  I thought this lovely sunflower was the perfect thing for a lazy sort of day (Sundays always seem a bit lazy to me).  For today's card, I started by embossing the background using the Large Polka dot mask on coconut white card.  It is a 6 x 6 size, but I left the area below the mask open for my sentiment later.  I matted the piece with some tan card and began work on my focal element.  I used the Filigree Delights die set and cut it out of white card.  I added small pieces of foam mounting tape to the back of it for dimension.  Next I stamped my sunflower from Justrite's Sunflower Vintage Labels Five set on another piece of white card.  I coloured it with Distress markers and used a blue pencil to scribble some colour behind it. I stamped the head of the flower a second time, colour and cut out just that part and mounted it on foam on top of the flower, but I offset the flower just slightly so it looks like there are more petals on it. I added some white gel pen highlights and some Diamond Sprinkles for some bling.   I mounted the Filigree Delight die cut over the flower, but slipped the edge of it under my second flower head so it is just peeking over it.  I added a matching thin tan mat and mounted it in the centre of my embossed background.  I stamped the sentiment from the Bold sentiment set by Creative Expressions and cut it into a banner. I used the fine tip on the Distress marker to add some yellow highlights to the wording.  I matted it with a matching tan mat and added it below the flower.  I tied a messy bow out of white seam binding, adding in a yellow Bakers Twine bow before topping it with a tan Dazzler.  To finish the card, I added my usual pierced white double mat and some white 5mm flatback pearls to my focal element.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.

Winners, winners, winners!  Yes we have loads this week!  For the entire week, the winners are:

Hazel Young!!!
Oksana!!!
Jazzy Lady!!!

For the extra qualifying post of March 10th, the winners are:

Englishrose897!!!
TDQ Karen!!!
Lesley S!!!

For the extra qualifying post of March 12th, the winners are:

Karen Lotty!!!
Rosie!!!
Brooke b!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize!  All for now, Sue x














173 comments:

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, and all the crafty
crew!!

Wow another really stunning card, love it!!

Congratulations to all teh winners.
Have a lovely day the sun is on its way.

Cameeli xx

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Pam said...

Such a beautiful card full of spring colour. Well done all winners. To my hugely supportive blog family I send all my love and thanks.

Crisco said...

So many lovely things to look at on this card. Just gorgeous. Congratulations to all the winners.

TDQ Karen said...

This is a beautiful card, I love all things dotty and love the large spot background a lot, and the way the flower peeks out. Congratulations to all the winners, and so excited to see my name among them xxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue.
Gorgeous card. I love the sun flower stamp and the way you have made it look fuller by layering it up. Congrats to the lucky winners. Thanks for sharing.

Rosie said...

What an amazing card!

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
What a bright sunny card, would make a lovely Easter card with a different sentiment .
Enjoy your Sunday.
Gail C x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. A lovely, sunny card to start what I hope is a lovely, sunny Sunday. Well done to all this week's winners.
Sue xxx

Heather Rogers said...

A lovely sunny card Sue for all the sunny weather we are having at last, down here in Kent.

I love the way the flower stands out from the frame as though reaching for the sun.

Have a lovely lazy day Sue and eveyone else and congratulations to the winners.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Such a sunny card to match our lovely Spring weather, Sue. Love that the flower peeks over the edge of the frame.
Well done to the winners.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. What a beautiful card. Just right for all this sunny weather we are having at the moment. Hoping it continues. Love the sun flower stamp and the way you have layered it up making it look fuller. Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Have a great day sue you deserve it for all your hard work bringing us crafters your daily blog which is full of ideas, hints and tips. Thank You.
Best Wishes
Denise x

Glennis said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Your card today is so stylish - love the sunflower!

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue really sweet card and so pretty.The colours suggest sunshine and lazy relaxing days. We all need these to lift the spirits, congrats to all the winners. Enjoy your weekend everybody x

Patricia said...

Good. Morning Sue,
Lots of lovely things on this card, love it
When do you ever have time to be "lazy"??
Have a wonderful lazy day if possible!!
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - what a sunflower! love it. As for Lazy Sundays in this house - I wish! we always seem to be gardening and catching up on all those jobs not done in the week - but brunch al fresco might be on with the lovely weather today - it will be the first of 2014 and we're only in March - amazing - remember the snow this time last year? Happy Sunday all
Rgs
Clare W

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Lacelady said...

Lovely Elegant card this morning Sue, and congrats to all the winners, I just know they will enjoy their prizes.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card congratulation to all the winners thanks Tracy w x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card to brighten any day. Fingers crossed for another sunny one. Have a good day everyone. Lol lynne m x x x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ....fresh looking happy crafting x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this is a beautiful sunny card, I wish Sunday was a lazy day it is the busiest for me. No crafting on a Sunday. Many congrats to all the winners Take care all. I wish I knew how to talk to you all, I have'nt a clue about computers lol bye Kitty

Eemeli said...

Beautiful. Love the lacey-looking die-cut frame and gotta say that dotted embossing gives a nice details to the overall.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card you've given us today. I like the way you've got the sunflower over the edge of the aperture and the colouring tecniques you've used. I love sunflowers they are my favourite flower I have them everywhere. When I make them, I use the tan dazzlers as the centre and they look amazing. I'm off for an early walk on the beach it's such a lovely day here, then I'm back to do some crafting with my new set of Sue Wilson dies ......bliss lol
Hugs x
Heather T

Pam said...

Oh by the way Norah I live in Hartlepool on the North east coast.

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue ,
A beautiful card -just right for now .
I love your colouring techniques-so pretty .
Make sure you do have a lazy day Sue!
XxRuth
Have a good day all. X

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful sunflower card for a sunny Sunday! Congrats to all of today's winners. Hugs,
Maggie x

Joan D said...

Another uplifting spring is here card.really beautiful. Have a great day xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a lovely card, we could do with some sun here in Cheshire, it was a bit of a blue sky first thing, but now it is all cloudy and really horrid. This ray of sunshine from the flower today, is lovely to see.
Congratulations to the very lucky Winners, enjoy !!

Dearest Pam, it is so lovely to see your post, all our thoughts and huge hugs are sent to you.

Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the sunflower.
Veronique L

Rachel Taylor said...

Beautiful Sue ,love the sunflower. Congrats to the winners
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,

What a spring-like cute card, it makes you smile, love it, Congratulations to all this weeks winners!!! Hugs, Vick xx
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card for a sunny Sunday morning.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Love and hugs to Pam.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, this really is so sweet! Love the sunflower stamp! Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Love Jean xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue and the wilsonettes. Sue wow I love this card. I like the stamp you gave used Sue Id like to thank you for getting me in to stamping I only do ons like that you put on your cards. I love to use this die as it allways looks good. Congratulations to all todays winners. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Christine Harrop said...

Such a lovely sunny card Sue. The sunflower is gorgeous, as is the frame. Christine x

marg said...

Good Sunny Sunday Morning Sue!
Lovely card today... nice and bright!
Amazing that the weather is so pleasant and its only March too!
Love to Pam!
Congrats to all the lucky winners!
Have a restful day Sue!
Love Marg

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card as someone said
Would make a beautiful Easter card as I am in
the middle of mine I think I will be trying this
One for the special people in my life.
Congrats. To all the winners.
Nancyd xx

weefortune said...

Good Morning Sue, beautiful sunny card today. Congrats to all this weeks winners. Elaine x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Such a beautiful bright and fresh card. Lovely to see you Pam. Kitty Davies, please don't worry that you think that you can't talk to us. I's lovely to see your comment everyday : ) Everyone has their own style, you can't do it wrong. The communication is the important thing, not how you say it : )I am not very good at computing but I just type as if I were chatting to you all face to face most of the time, with a few abbreviations etc. I don't know if there is a "Right or Wrong" way to talk on blogs but that's what you get from me. Carry on commenting please Kitty. Take care.

Mrs B said...

Forgot to say Congratulations to all of the lucky winners today : ) Take care

Sue from Wiltshire said...

A bright and happy card, lovely.

ElizabethS said...

Morning Sue, how lovely and spring like the card is today.
Congrats to the winners.
Enjoy your weekend everyone - crafting or not.
ElizabethS x

Anonymous said...

Forgot to say congratulations to all the winners x
Heather T

Ecco of Sheffield said...

good morning Sue
Thank you for starting my day off with a smile. Sunflowers are one of my all time favourites and they are my youngest daughter - who is recovering from an accident - too.
So today's gift is so summer looking it cannot be anything other than a winner. It also has the added advantage of being suitable for all gender - taking the bow away.
Congratulaltions to all this week's winners.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sun,
Beautiful sunny day in Kent today. Can't believe you ever have a lazy day. Beautiful card, love the way you have put the flower over the edge of the frame.
Nice to see you on the blog Pam, thinking of you.
Congrats to the winners.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sun,
Beautiful sunny day in Kent today. Can't believe you ever have a lazy day. Beautiful card, love the way you have put the flower over the edge of the frame.
Nice to see you on the blog Pam, thinking of you.
Congrats to the winners.
Lydia
X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats to the winners. Gorgeous sunny day and what a sunny card today enjoy your day

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Looking at your beautiful card with warm sunshine streaming through my window makes me feel that Summer is just around the corner.
Enjoy your lazy day.
Ang x

Carole Z said...

Well done to the winners, especially my lovely crafty friend Oksana! This is a really lovely card, full of sunshine - just like it is outside today! Hugs Carole Z X

karenlotty said...

Woo hoo! I'm a winner! Thank you thank you thank you (can you tell I'm a little bit excited) We have glorious sunshine today and through the window it feels quite warm Great for March! Today's card certainly matches the weather I love how you've let it peek over the edge and that die is lovely I'm off to investigate (and invest in one!) Lovely to see Pam This blog helps me through my dark days Take care x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow so so lovely Sue, what a stunner.xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow so so lovely Sue, what a stunner.xx

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue, What a Really Beautiful Stunning Card to start the day, the weather is a little deceiving where I live the Sun is out, but I've been out with my boys (Dogs) and it's windy and on the chilly side, So This "Awesome Card" really does cheer people up!
I Love The Polka Dot Background and using one of my favorite Spellbinder Dies The Filigree Delights Die and The Stunning Sun Flower Stamp from JustRite I love how you've used a blue pencil for the background, and your Distress Pens for the Flower just so Beautiful, I must purchase those brilliant Bold Sentiment Stamps from Creative Expression as I really like them, I Love the Close up shots as always they really show so much detail, Fabulous Card as always Sue.
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs from Sam x
To All The Wonderful Wilsonettes, I do hope you're all well, Pam I'm thinking of you even though I've not met you Please Take Care! to all the other Fabulous Ladies have a great day and CONGRATULATIONS to the winners this week take care all Hugs from Sam x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I just love sunflowers they seem to smile at you. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great Sunday. Love Jackie

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, such a lovely card and I love the sunflower it's so pretty , congrats to the winners and thank you Sue for all the work you do for us . love Jean Z xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue what a ray of sunshine today's is.love the sunflower and the colouring is beautiful.
Marion H

Karen Drew said...

Sunflowers are so cheery and I love the way you have used the stamp.
Congratulations to the winners
Luv
Karen xx

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue. Perfect for a lovely spring Sunday.
Congratulations to all you lucky winners
Hugs Michelle xxxx

gwen70 said...

Love this one Sue, the sunflower die and embossing folder, simply beautiful

Victoria said...

Spring is really in the air! Beautiful fresh card Sue. The stamps is gorgeous and I really like the Large polka dot folder. So effective. Congrats to all the winners too. Have a great Sunday.

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. A sunny card for a sunny morning. Congratulations to all the winners. X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful sunny card, how could anyone not love sunflowers they just lift your spirits!
Congratulations to all the lucky winners
Best wishes, Pat

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue'. A lovely cheerful card for a nice sunny day. Love the way you have done the sunflower. Have a really restful Sunday.

Love Rosemarie xx

rachel said...

wonderful card sue. i adore that sunflower. stunning xx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely card. Great alabaster look with the colourful, smiley sunflower. X

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love how the bow even looks like a sunflower. I am a winner too xx hazel

Anne Crawford said...

Well it's a dreich morning up here in NW Scotland so I envy you down south with the sun so hope you all enjoy and make the most of it !
So today's Glorious Sunflower Card really brightened up my morning! it is beautifully coloured and I love the large sentiment stamps.
THANKYOU WOW Girls for all your best wishes, I had a wonderful day with friends and family, hope everyone has a great weekend xo

Anne Crawford said...

Forgot to say Congratulations to all the lucky winners, enjoy your prizes!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful and bright card to enjoy on a lovely sunny Sunday morning. Let's hope the weather stays like this. Congrats to all the winners. Bx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, love today's card, it's so pretty and uplifting-summer is definitely on it's way! :) x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you have coloured the flower and adding colour to the sentiment words really makes them pop - I'll have to try and remember that tip. Love the way the flower goes over the edge of the frame as well. Thank you so much for sharing congrats to all the very lucky winners as well. Hope everyone has a good day.
Beverley W

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Love the filigree delight die and the sunflowers. A lovely bright sunny card to match a nice sunny day on Oxfordshire. I can't believe that you ever have time to be lazy Sue as you see to be always busy on our behalf. Glad we finally got rid of the foggy mornings. Lucky you Heather to be close to a beach. Nice to see you back on the blog as well today Pam. Sending you hugs. Saying hullo to Norah and Lancs Steph as I have actually beaten you to the blog this morning. congratulations to all the winners. Enjoy

TOB said...

I'm not a winner again I'm starting to get a complex that no-one knows I'm here but have been for a very, very long time. Congrats to you all. Sweet card and the sun is shining what more could you ask for. hugs Theresa x

Jackie Durrant said...

A bright and cheery card for this sunny day, Sue. Enjoy your day, love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue and all Wilsonettes. Congrats to all 10 lucky ladies today, enjoy your gift : )
Welcome home Pam. Thinking of you. Tina - hope you managed to find the enthusisam to get your MOTB outfit yesterday : )
Kitty - its always nice to see you comment, just remember, although we cant see each other, we are all a big group of friends with Sue as our Bedt Friend, as without Sue, we wouldnt have each other.
Well its cold and grey in Lancashire (maybe thats where the saying comes from "Its grim up North) Im sure they didnt mean the well known fairy tail writer !
So, how chuffed am I ? REALLY chuffed, why ? I went to my local little craft store yesterday, and there before me was a wall (which use to hold lots of ribbon.plus other 'stuff'.I have no idea how to use most of it, but it was gone : ) and was replaced with..... SUE WILSON dies, and stamps that match, now Im not sure who this designer is but there was loads and loads of wonderful, mouth watering goodies and there was more to come can you believe : 0 I then told Lyn my craft shop owner that I loved her but left it there, didnt want to go OTT with my emotions ! Of course I HAD to mention this find to Mr Lancashire ready for Easter (boy he better NOT buy me an egg, not with all those dies waiting for a home) !!! : )
You may remember a convo with her Sue, apparantly she went on n on about Christening items !!! ?
I must say - WHEN do you have a 'lazy day' Sue ?! I dont believe you ever have chance ! Your beautiful sunflower brings the sun into our lounge this morning, it really is full of Sunday Smiles, thank you.
No lazy day for me although my body wishes it could curl up and stop hurting already I just HAVE to put my mask on and push through, hohum.
Hope you all have a good day (if you can)
Hugs to all.
Lancashire Steph xxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, A really bright and sunshiny card for a very bright and sunshiny day, and its is perfect.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Hope you all enjoy the sunshine.
X Ros

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Very pretty card love the sunflower and the way you have coloured it.

Congrats to all the lucky winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful bright card for a Sunday.
Lovely.
Well done to the Winners.
Sheila x

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue. I really like this card. It's the combination of the newer stamps with older dies. So many other companies forget about the older products and focus on new, new, new. You show us how to make the most from everything. These Sunday draws take me back to that demo day in Preston. It took forever to win a card there too lol. Have a great Sunday to you and all the wilsonettes.
Lots of love, Jo xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely, summery card with the sunflower. Lovely day here although VERY windy and boy is that wind cold! Still it's nice to see the sun. Congratulations to all of the winners. Pam, lovely to see you back. Tina, hope you're ok. Steph, hope your aches and pains aren't too bad. Love to all Alison xx

floss said...

Hi Sue,
A sunny card for a sunny day, though it wasn't very sunny at 4.30am when I got up to watch the Australian Grand Prix. X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely sunny sunflower for today to cheer us up . I love they way you have deoupaged the sunflower,
it really makes it stand out. Have a lazy day everyone, and congrats to all the winners, enjoy your gifts from Sue. Take care, Jess xx

hotpotato said...

lovely card Sue, I love the sunflower makes it look so cheerful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a cheerful card on a bright sunny Sunday. Must treat myself to this stamp - another one to add to the ever-growing list! Have a wonderful Sunday and congratulations to all the winners today. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a beautiful card and I love the Sunflower image and the way you have coloured it. You always have a wonderful choice of layers too.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Love Sheila xx

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers. Great card this morning. I love sunflowers.
I'm so excited, my name has been picked for the comment prize. Thank you Sue.
Have a great day everyone. Sally x

heather harrison said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful sunny cheerful card. Its really lovely. Thank you again. I hope you can have a sort of lazy day.it's nice if we can sit and relax at times.
Congrats to all the winners enjoy your prize.
hugs heather.x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card - just what's needed on this grey, cold day.

Good to see your comment, Pam. I know everyone is supporting you at this dark time.

Hugs, Rose

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue very pretty spring like card I love the filigree delights die.
Denise X

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely sunflower card to celebrate this gorgeous weather we are having, am sitting inside with the doors open and the sun is burning on my leg! Lovely to see Pam back commenting, things get easier, it doesn't feel like it at the time but when you look back you will see it has, and look further back on the good times.
Congratulations to their weeks winners, lots of lucky people out there xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely card Sue!

I love the sunflower, just perfect for a sunny day.

Congrats to all the winners.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Alison Couchman said...

A really pretty, fresh card. I love all the textures in it. Postie delivered my very first set of Sue Wilson dies yesterday so am hoping to play today. I have to save up for the classic bow dies but bought the matching stamp and cut them by hand. Takes longer and no embossed detail BUT they still look pretty. Can you tell I'm a bit pleased with myself :-)
Congrats to the winners. Have a good day all.
Alison

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today I particularly like the sunflower stamp.

June x

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous, sunny card today Sue, love that sunflower stamp. Congrats to all lucky winners.
ValC xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card and beautiful flower. Love this die.
Congrats to all the winners
Love Val in Spain x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, beautiful sunny card for a lovely sunny day here in Grimsby. Sunflower stamp is gorgeous. Congrats to all the lucky winners. Have a great day.

Love June
xxxx

Susan White said...

Happy Sunday everyone! Thanks Sue for posting this lovely card - I do love sunflowers they are such happy flowers, and I love the highlights on the sentiment - really effective. Well done to all the winners! Thanks, Susan x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. A lovely sunny sunflower matching the sunny start of today. Beautiful dies too. Congratulation to all the lucky winners.

Ayelet Barkay said...

Amazing card! I love the sunflower and the beautiful frame :)

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Wow stunning card again, love the dotty background.
Congrats to the winners
Hugs
Carol x

IreneM said...

Ooh, a beautiful, sunny card to see on a lovely sunny day.
Got to go fix a new hub on my computer :'(
Have a good day
Irene
X

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the sunflower stamp. Congratulations to all the lucky winners!

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, so cheery. Your colouring of the sunflower is incredible. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x. (Hillside)

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, congrats to all the winners.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

julie laz said...

Lovely card again today sue,
When I see your cards everyday they always make me feel happy, I'm not a blog person,
my son has put you on my computer all I do is press a button then I see your card,
For the last few cards the song HAPPY comes to my mind,,
crafty hugs Julie xx

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love how you have set the focal image off with the dies, beautiful.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

hollyberry said...

What a beautiful sunny card for this gloriously sunny Sunday.Well done to all the winners.

Maryann Laursen said...

This is such a gorgeous card Sue, sooo delicat and romantic, I think.

Oksana said...

Beautiful card Sue! Lovely colours! Lovely surprise this Sunday morning to see my name as one of the winners! Thank you.xx

lilysmum said...

Another lovely card Sue, very calming colours and such a pretty stamp. Thank you for sharing.x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely bright and cheerful card today, just what we need to brighten up this corner of Central Scotland where it is dull, overcast and very windy. The Filigree Delight makes such a beautiful frame and your stamping is so good.

Congratulations to all the week's winners and to Myra P for winning the Wednesday giveaway yesterday.

Pam, so good to see you back as number one yesterday and only beaten by Cameeli today :-)
Frances

Maureen Bleay said...

Just right for the beautiful weather at the moment Sue. Colours are so springlike and sunny. You always pay such great attention to detail and explain yourself so clearly. Will now go and plant sunflower seeds!! before settling down to crafting!

Pearl said...

Thank you Sue, and you are so sweet too!!

I love the card today, sunflowers are so unplifting.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well what a bright sun shiny card real fresh feeling to it, congrats to all the lucky winners, your more than welcome Pam take care to all hugs sarah xx

Maggie said...

A lovely sunny card for a lovely sunny day. Well done winners - treasure your Sue creations. Have a great day everyone. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Joanne K said...

Good Morning, a lovely cheery card. Just what we need for a lazy day. Congratulations to all the winners. Kind regards Joanne K x

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful, cheery card - love it!

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, love the sunflower and the way you have coloured it, Love the dies you have used, in fact I love everything about this one.
Congratulations to all the winners today.
The sun is shining out side and the garden is beckoning me, hopefully a few hours spent out there and then it will look tidy!!!
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a beautiful card, loads of spring colours. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

lynda said...

Good morning Sue & Wilsonettes hope the sun is shinning wherever you maybe.
Sue this is a gorgeous card I love the sunflower stamp & the way you've coloured it,I just wish my colouring was that good. I like the large polka dot mask background & the filigree delight die which i love using . Thank you Sue for all your tips & techniques.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners enjoy your prizes.

Sending you love & hugs Pam nice to see you again xx
Love & hugs to Sue & all the lovely Wilsonettes
Lynda Brock xx

Laura O said...

congrads to all the winners ,Fab card Sue love the sunflower.Laura O

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A beautiful card, the sunflowers are perfect for a lovely sunny day like today. I love your colouring and attention to detail, the peeking petal is gorgeous. Sue I can never imagine that you have a lazy day, but I wish you a restful day today and enjoy the sunshine.
Pam it does take time to heal and we are all with you through this sad journey, love and big hugs to you. Tina hope you found the perfect MOTB outfit.
Lanc Steph hope your aches subside a little, your little craft shop sounds like heaven.
Kitty I agree with Mrs B and Lanc Steph, I like to read your comments, please keep commenting.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Lesley Griffiths said...

Congratulations to all you lucky winners. This is a delightful card.

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely summery card. Congrats to all the winners. Pam great to see you posting massive hugs to everyone Sonia x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card today !! It is such a sunshine card. I love the polka dot embossed background, and the Filigree Delights Die look perfect with the justrite Sunflower stamp. I really love how you have coloured in the Sunflower image. You have really bought it to life. The sentiment is lovely to.
Thank you Sue for sharing another beautiful card with us today.
Congratulations to all of today's winners.
Pam, sending you lots of love and hugs. I am thinking of you love Tres x x x
Tina, lots of love to you too from Tres x x x

Love and hugs to you Sue and all the Wilsonettes, from Tres x x x

terrie said...

What a stunning card...The background colors add so much to the sunflower..
Well done Sue

Congrats to all of the winners!

Heike said...

Such a beautiful card. And I really need to try the combination of ribbon and twine. It looks so good on your card. xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue, pretty card, love the layered sunflower.
Donna Jones

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, great card today - just love sunflowers - perfect for a lovely Summer day!! Hugs Sam xxx

christine c said...

Hello Sue and everyone,
lovely clean and fresh card
today Sue thank you.
Hello to Kitty nice to read
your post everyday.
Congrats to all todays winners.
from Christine c and ella

ladyweir said...

A really pretty card Sue you always make me NEED new dies lol

Jayne S said...

A really lovely card, the sunflower is stunning.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Margaret said...

Hello Sue
What a lovely bright and beautiful card I do so love this die. So pleased some are lucky and enjoying
sunshine, up here in the Lake District it is so cold, very dull and trying to rain! The lakes are full to the brim so we don't need more rain! Your sunflower is so welcome today Sue.
Lovely to see you posting in your usual spot Pam do take it easy don't over do things thinking of you.
Tina I do hope you had a successful shop yesterday and got a stunning outfit for the wedding, take care, thinking about you.
Sending warm wishes and hugs to those who need one.
Margaret corgi owner

P.S. Congratulations to all the lucky winners, enjoy your gifts.

SusanP, Kent said...

I love all the layered textures and dimension going on in this card. Your stamping, as always, is immaculate. It really makes a difference adding the extra flower head like this too.
Sue

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Ooh what a lazy sunday the sun is out and very appropriate for the sunflower.
congrates to winners
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, love sunflowers and the Filigree Delight is one of my favourite dies.
Congrats to all the lucky winners!!!

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and my fellow Wilsonettes,
I love the happy face that the sunflowers always put on. Their colour brightens up the dullest of days and reminds us of the loveliness of the sun shining brightly down on us. I think Janet(Ecco)we will dedicate today's beautiful card to cheer up your youngest daughter. I hope she gets on the road to mend soon.
Ohhhh thank you girls for indulging me in where you all are, as i can now visualise the different parts of our little island and beyond. I used to love traveling around in the holidays as we seen so many different wonders. I loved going to like the model village and down to Devon and Cornwall where there was this place that had these funny statues of like the tax man on your back and many others that knocked a rise out of the government at the time. Pebbles was always our first stop where we parked up at the burn behind the church who had the loveliest ringing bells on the Sunday morning. I got my drindle skirt there for my 2nd year disco(for all of you youngsters of later years i don't know what it would be called now)but it was dancing and i loved it. Normally first up on the floor and picking the grumpiest looking partner to get things started. First up and last off, happy days where i couldn't dance to say myself but i loved every minute of it. Hee!hee!hee! great fun.
Back to present day and congratulations to all of this weeks winners, enjoy your prizes when they arrive.
Kitty, i just type what i say out loud flower and it's lovely to hear what is happening in everyone else's lives. We speak to each other through the wonders of the internet just as if i could see you face to face and like you do with your normal friends that you meet and chat over coffee(Tea). So you just type whatever you want to tell us as if we were in the same room. This is my special time with my friends that gets me out into the land of the living that i can't do any other way. I know that for a number of us, this is our life line and sanctuary that we are welcome in and not left feeling that nobody cares, because in here i think all the prize winners of caring and sharing are in this blog, which i for one is so very grateful for.
Hope the weather continues good for you all where ever you are and it decides to improve in Central Scotland.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Kate's Cards said...

Really sunny!

Kate's Cards said...

Really sunny!

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue love the card,thanks for the inspiration and all the work you do on the blog.
Congrats to all the winners.
I have my new reading glasses,so now I will not have to ,have the I Pad very near my face.Pam sending you kind wishes.
Ita in Ireland .

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card. Very cheerful.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
Oh Norah, great post as always - but did you get the outfit! We're all waiting with baited breath!

Still excited about yesterday and sending my congratulations to today's winners! Enjoy!

So pleased some of you have lovely sunshine - It's dull, grey and inclined to drizzle here in my corner of Lancashire! Steph too has a dull day and noticed dull in Chester too! However pleased that the sunshine is in the South which got such a drenching over Christmas/ New Year. Hopefully things will dry up more quickly for those who were flooded and still are!

Steph I'd love to know where your little craft shop is! It's so nice to support the smaller local shops.

Have a lovely day everyone , be it sunny or dull ! Never dull on this Blog!
Love to all, Myra


Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry - oh dear! Got carried away and forgot to say - love todays card! The sunflower is beautiful and the detail in the close-ups fantastic! Thank you.
Love Myra

Meg said...

Hi Sue, back to dull and grey today in the Yorkshire Dales but the sunflower is very cheering.
Had a great day out in Carlisle yesterday via Settle-Carlisle Railway. Had scrummy fish and chips and then found super craft shop - was sorely tempted and ended up buying a set of dies.

Lucky winners - it's great to see your name there isn't it? I was drawn recently and it was fantastic.
Margaret O
xxx

Anonymous said...

Just had a quick read through the comments - so KITTY DAVIES, just say it as it is, it's all you can do. We get to know from a little to a lot about other followers' lives, and some who have real crosses to bear seem to develop a fabulous sense of humour that keeps us all amused. And in dark times you will have seen that there is great support from Sue and her loving-hearted band of crafters. It's a sort of family but with no falling out!! Long may it live.

'P' in Wales

Jackie Meechan said...

Well its sinny here just now and this card makes me think of spring and sunshine. So well timed me for looking at blog. Though if I looked this morning it was pretty dull but brightened up. This card looks gorgeous.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Debra Denman said...

Hi Sue
Lovely sunny card just right for today. Sunflowers are beautiful and always being a smile my face.
I've had a lovely weekend my eldest daughter and granddaughter came to stay and the weather has been beautiful.
Congrats to all the winners.
Debra x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I love todays card and the sun flower is beautiful.
Carol x

magpie said...

Hellooo Sue and the Wilsonnettes! Whoo hoo, Sue, what a gorgeous sunny card to start alongside the lovely sunny weather we've had this weekend. Such a tonic! I love the layered sunflower and how you've coloured it in. Thank you for the reminder of highlighting with a white gel pen.....! Another beauty Sue! Hope you have managed to get a "lazy" day. You thoroughly deserve it although I imagine that there will still be inspirational things popping into your already crafty head! Lol! Lovely to see you again Pam, sending love and hugs to you x Janet, I hope your daughter is ok too x Tina, hope you got the perfect MOTB outfit. A beautiful day to look forward too x Kitty, bless you duck. I'm the same too with computers but you keep doing what you're doing and you can't go wrong.....hopefully! Lol! Nice to see you on the best blog ever!x Theresa, never say never and never give up! x Steph, I hope the pain has eased for you. I also hope Mr Lancashire does think twice about buying you an Easter egg......Sue's dies and stamps and things are the first priority.....take heed Mr Lancashire! There is a craft shop I go to about 6 miles away on the bus and, yes...they have your stamps and a few dies in there Sue. Just got to save some pennies (again).....Karen Lotty, thinking of you and to all of you that need a hug too. Norah, I used to love going to Devon and Cornwall. They're beautiful places. I've also been to the Isle of Man and the Isle of Wight. Had the first Hovercraft ride over there....many a moons ago....lol! I also love hearing the church bells. Even nicer when you know that that are being rung by bell people (can't remember the name!) and not by tape, but then that's better than nothing. Anyway, Take care everyone. Congratulations to the lucky winners! Wonderful! You'll love your prize! xx Love Karen xx

Chris Curry said...

A very clean and Spring looking card. Thank you Sue. Xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card. Love it all. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Vie Carter said...

A beautiful spring like card today Sue

Congrats to all the lucky winners

Vie
x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful card today, it mimmick's the beautiful sunny day outside,love the sun flower, even though it's now numb round the bum outside, ( how common of me, sorry! ) but it's turned really cold in Wiltshire. Sorry it's not been so nice for you all further up country.

Thank you my blog friends, I did get my outfit, just got shoes to get. The first thing I bought was my hat, earrings and necklace. I was really pleased and felt like going home then, but my daughter insisted I kept shopping for an outfit or she said she would have some really dodgy wedding photo's. Any ideas where I can get some beautiful shoes? I don't know if I am in a minority, but I hate shopping especially for clothes. I went out looking quite presentable and came back looking like worzel Gummidge, the lady kept bringing me outfits that had to be pulled over my head, I could hear my daughter laughing at my groans of " I've had enough get me out of here " I was cream crackered. Then she wanted to go for a late lunch, I looked a wreck but lunch was good.

Big hugs to you Pam, Steph I hope you don't hurt quite so much now, and hope you managed to get some more invites done. Big hugs all round to all my caring blog friends. Margaret thank you for my picture of the lake, I really can't wait to go back up to stay at Low Manesty. I look forward to towing the caravan and the crafting, while Paul goes climbing, then we walk around the lake in the evenings. Can't wait.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
Super sunny feel to this card, it's been raining here today though so this brightened my Sunday, well done to the winners x

ang said...

Perfect card, love every element angxx

Sue Balawajder said...

Hi Sue,beautiful card as always. Keep up the good work.

nannapat said...

Lovely card Sue, I like the tip about offsetting the flower to give the impression of more petals. congrats to all the winners this week. Pat x

LoraineC said...

Sunny card for a sunny day, beautiful x

Alice G said...

Fantastic! I have all the elements to make this one. I'm sure my colouring won't be as good as yours though.

Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Hugs Alice xx

stephanie cunningham said...

Lovely card, love the sunflower and the background effects.

sued99 said...

Been away for a couple of days and have missed my daily dose of inspiration. So glad to be back again looking at these lovely cards.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful sunflower,stunning card
crafty hugs Helen Terry xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love, love, love this card.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

A beautiful sunny card perfect for a beautiful sunny day Sue. One to try.
Best wishes Diane Green xxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card really love the filigree delights die and the beautiful sunflower is radiant.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs
Jean D xx

Sandy H said...

Lovely Sunflower card for a lovely sunny Sunday.

BlueRose said...

Hi Sue,

What a beautiful card...I just want to pluck the sunflower. So spring, just love it.

Anonymous said...

Here here : )

Lancs Steph xx

Helen Barker said...

A beautiful sunny card.
Helen Bx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Catching up with your blog as haven't been able to get on line. Love this card it's a stunner
Take care
Hazel G x

Karen Stafford said...

This is lovely. xx