Sunday, 23 March 2014

You're Amazing

Good Sunday morning all!  Another older card that hasn't had it's day on the blog yet!  I started by stamping the Vintage Alphabet Soup stamp from Justrite in black on coconut white card.  I covered it with a self adhesive sticky sheet, peeled the backing paper off and sprinkled polished silk Glitter over it in a random fashion.  I used the Vintage Violet, Ice Blue and Lavender Polished Silk Glitter for this background.  Once the glitter is on the sticky sheet, you need to use your finger to burnish it down well and dust away the excess.  Next step is to cover it with another piece of sticky adhesive sheet, peel off the backing sheet  and then coat it with clear micro beads. This gives a sort of holographic look to it.  A bit of work, but the finished result is really rather nice up close.  I cut it into a wide strip and matted it with a thin white and black border.  I cut a piece of coconut white card to use as a background and embossed it with the Wild Holly embossing folder from Couture Creations.  Using Becca Feeken's Vintage Label and Tag die, I cut two tags, nipped them in half and used three of the pieces to mount off the edge of my glittered strip.  I added a sentiment to the bottom of the card from the Bold Sentiments by Creative Expressions and cut thin black and white border to separate the two parts of the card.  Using some of the dark aqua felt from the Blossom felt package, I cut a flower from Spiral Blossom Four and rolled it. I added it atop a black seam binding messy bow with a jute twine bow.  I added a single black pearl in the centre of the flower.  Finally the card was completed with a double white pierced mat.  Finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x 8 1/2" in size.

The winners for this week's comment game are:
Norah McPhee!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Mar. 18th, the winners are:
Nanny Jo!!!
Janet K!!!
Joanna Dickson!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Mar. 19th, the winners are:

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize!

I just wanted to add that my next shows on Create and Craft have changed dates and they will now be on April 6th.  I have also added some dates for demos and exhibitions (Ally Pally!) on the right hand side of my blog.  I will be updated these with a few more dates and places once they are confirmed.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Another stunning card Sue you just keep em coming. Congrats all winners. Hope all went well Clare and Steph. Why couldn't Nick win?

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning sue Totally Stunning and love the wild holly, congrats to all the winners especially Norah,
see you at Ally Pally

Cameeli xx

Joan D said...

Simply stunning card. Love the felt flowers and the colours and textures. Have a great Sunday everyone xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone, glad to know that I'm not the only one awake at such an early hour on a Sunday! This card is just not my cup of tea I'm afraid but wouldn't life be boring if we all liked the same thing? Congratulations to all the winners.
Sue xxx

Pam said...

Ps Norah so happy to see your name among winners, 1st a card now a Sue prize, hope you have put the lottery on, they say luck comes in 3's.

Jan.moogie said...

Now that's a different technique Sue and what a stunning result. A very eye-catching card and yet another embossing folder to add to my wish list. Thanks for sharing xx

Anonymous said...

A very different card for you today, Sue, with a lot of work put into it.
Do love the effect of the polished silk glitters.
Well done to all winners - Norah, you are on a roll!! Woohoo.
Pam - Annie posted that the comp was only open to UK residents so Nick not eligible. A great pity.

'P' in Wales

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, you are amazing with all the brilliant Ideas you have. Take care all Kitty. congrats to all the winners

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue I just dont know wear you get your ideas ftom but you as uou just keep stunning cards coming. Im not complaining this card is Amazing love the colour. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, this card is great today, you give us such inspiration.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Gail said...

Stunning card and fab sentiment xx GailT xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, I love the rich colours of the polished silk glitters. Sorry to hear that Nick wasn't eligible to win :( Congratulations to all of the lucky winners :-) X for Pam. Take care.

Glennis said...

A very interesting technique - It must be very glimmery IRL!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, and a fabulous idea of using different colours of glitter, I really love the alphabet soup stamp, it is on my 'Wish List'. I'm always amazed that the stamping shows through the glitter and adhesive sheet !!!
Congratulations to all the lucky, lucky Winners, especially Norah, well done you !!
I have just read that Nick can't win the competition, if that is the case, what a shame, as his reason for wanting to win was a really good one.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning card and a different idea, love it all
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue. I love the technique you have used on the card today~ definitely one to try!Well done to all of the winners. Hugs,
Maggie x

Patricia Youdell said...

Another beautiful card Sue
I love how you take dies and cut them and use parts of them on your art work
Have a restful Sunday everyone
Pat x

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Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card I love the background stamp on my wish list which is getting longer and longer lol.The sentiment stamp is so nice love the way you matt & layer them.
Congratulations to the lucky winners

Hugs Annx without an "e"

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, must try out this technique for the background, it looks stunning! Love Jean xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
It's you that's amazing you come up with so many ideas for us to try. Wow! Micro beads and glitter what a brilliant idea I will be trying this later. It is sad about Nick but I'm not surprised. Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs x
Heather T

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card, love the edge you have put on it
Congrats to winders
Carol x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue what a gorgeous card and a technique I must try. I so wanted to come to Ally Pally but there is trouble at Trinder Towers and it may no longer be possible. Congratulations to all the winners. Love Jackie

TDQ Karen said...

I love the clear lines of this card at first glance, then all th magic to catch your eye as you look closer. Fantastic. Congratulations to all the winners

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue, shame about Nick, congratulations to all the winners x

floss said...

Hi Sue ,
I'm not a glitter and micro beads person I'm afraid but that doesn't stop me liking this card. You can still stamp onto a patterned piece of paper and not use beads and glitter. X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Amazing card, love the use of the alphabet stamp, great technique.
Congrats to the winners.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card again love the whole card thank you for sharing you ideas Tracy w x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, hope to see you at Ally Pally.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a great gift for those awkward males in our lives. They always give me a big headache when needing cards so today's gift will do the job just right.
I like the split colours and background folders and the holographic effect is wonderful.
Have noted the change in dates re tv toolshed so will be able to see you the day before I go off to France for my Spring Break.
Congratulations to this week's winners.
After my fight with my path steps I now look like a horror film and very very scary. So it's a good job we don't have webcams on your blog Sue.
See you
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue,
Love that background -the stamp is one i often admire .
Always look forward to your shows and hoping to come to Ally Pally,
Well done all the lucky winners !

sonja_w said...

Everything about this card is stunning, love it. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The background sounds very interesting. I would love to see it up close.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the glitter on this card although I am not usually a glitter fan. Yes I will finally be going to Ally Pally this year - with hubby who has agreed to come too! I have purchased a W brooch to wear to signal the Wilsonette fan base - hope it comes in time to wear.

Show Report from yday -
MDay card class - I came.....3rd
A Painting - I came.... 1st
Handmade jewellery - I came 3rd
Scrapbook page - I came....1st and now for the big one ....

(£10 1st prize, £5 2nd prize and £2.50 3rd prize) a sponsored class of different Motehr's Day items - there were 7 collections in this class the most entries we've ever had in the sponsored class - I came ................. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
1ST!!!!!!! I entered a Mday card in the shape of a handbag (embossed using Sue's heart lattice folder with the handle made from Sue's new Decorative Frames), a plaque, a decorated wooden trinket box and a faux leather notebook cover (using Sheena's glycerin technique) - so I was well chuffed beating some stichers and knitters etc...

I also co-won the silver cup for most points in the handicraft section - so a good day. Many thanks for all the messages rooting for me etc. perhaps they had an effect somehow me thinks?!!! Still want to win that card class though - maybe next time!! Happy crafty Sunday all
Clare W

Gail said...

Morning all,
Congratulations to all the winners! I'm sure this card looks better in the flesh, so to speak. The background sounds brilliant!
Gail C x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Congrats to all your winners

A lovely card i so like the felt flowers ,i really must give them a go
Elaine H X

Debra Denman said...

Morning Sue. Very nice. As you say a lot if work but worth all the effort.
Congrats to all the winners. What a way to start your Sunday knowing your one if Sue's winners. Enjoy the Sunday. I am at work and have been since 5pm yesterday. But looking forward to my Sunday lunch cooked by hubby for 1pm. Looking forward to tomorrow's card.
Take care all
Debra x

Debra Denman said...

Morning Sue. Very nice. As you say a lot if work but worth all the effort.
Congrats to all the winners. What a way to start your Sunday knowing your one if Sue's winners. Enjoy the Sunday. I am at work and have been since 5pm yesterday. But looking forward to my Sunday lunch cooked by hubby for 1pm. Looking forward to tomorrow's card.
Take care all
Debra x

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue ...happy crafting x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card and love the technique and you are amazing coming up with the different ideas. Wish I had you brain. Have a lovely day and congratulations to the winners. So sorry Nick could not win :(

Love June

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love the effect you have created with this card. I love this alphabet soup stamp. Have noted the change of date for c & c.

Love Rosemarie xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Lovely card. Clever effective techniques.

Crisco said...

Beautiful card. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue, I love all these different technique's you come up with.
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs Michelle xxxx

June Horrocks said...

Congrats to all the winners love the card sue it's beautiful love it !!! Have a good day sorry about nick love always June xxxxc

Crafty Lark said...

Stunning card Sue, waw that is a serious amount of patient work. xx Flora

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Not mad for the alphabet stamp but love the rest of the card.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats to the winners. Fab card, looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a lot of good ideas you've given us with this card Sue and yet another way to use the alphabet stamp. Congratulations to all the winners today. Looking forward to seeing you again at Ally Pally. Have a great day. Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Nice one!!! Mabex

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, more great techniques to try. love it. Bx

BridgetCG said...

Sorry forgot to say congrats to the winners. Enjoy your prizes. Bx

samantha wade said...

Morning all, well that's a different technique today, 2 sheets of double sided skickyness, glitter and micro beads, must give that a go,
Went to nec yesterday, sues dies are a big success ,of course, oh how my feet hurt, good job it's Sunday .xx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. I am not sure about this stamp but a great idea to use with your other big stamps. Still a lovely card and liking the colours you have used. Congrats to all the winners.
Best Wishes
Denise x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card today even though I'm not a big lover of the alphabet soup stamp, I do like it on this one! I like the colours you have used too! Thanks for pulling my name out and well done to all the other winners especially Norah. Clare W pleased to see you had such a good day yesterday. Sorry Nick couldn't win. Love to everyone Alison xx

gwen70 said...

Another beauty Sue, congrats to all the winners

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous the background & of course the felt flowers!! Such a shame I can't make the Ally Pally this time...Sure you'll all have an amazing time...I'm not jealous at all LOL!! Love Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Truly elegant

Rachel Taylor said...

A perfect card to send to YOU Sue !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card love your glittered and beaded background, congratulations to all the winners especially our Norah!
Well done Clare bet you were over the moon getting first. Prize at the show
Best wishes, Pat

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, love the colour of the background that you've created using the silk glitters, beautiful! x

Joan D said...

Well done to Claire W , great achievement.xx

Jane said...

Mmmmm can't make my mind up about today's card, just not feeling it.

Jane xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. Nice card but I'm no keen in that stamp. Well done Clare w on ur wins yesterday and well done to all the winners. Espicially Nora as she brighten my day with her posts she's so funny I think she gives lanc steph a run for her money!! Lol
Love Tracy from killie scotland

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue not too keen on this card although without the bow and rose would be good for men
Denise X

Brenda Hanlon said...

Morning Sue, right back at you with "You're amazing". Although I'm not a fan of the background stamp I love the work and the techniques that you've used. Most of would never even think of using our stuff the way you do which is why I and everyone else keep coming back each day. Not only do you do such amazing cards you always think outside the box and teach us so many things .
Thank you.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the holographic effect, great glitter colours.
Donna Jones

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

Once again another lovely card to start our day. Congratulations to all the winners and as per usual I am very jealous! Thank you for sharing this with us today Sue and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Lacelady said...

Wow, such a lot of lovely texture to this basically simple card.

Congrats to the winners, and I am already looking forward to your shows, you aren't on as often as I would like. If I had my way, you'd be on every week!

karenlotty said...

Congrats winners I'm a bit disappointed that Nick can't win but if anyone can get an address where to send stuff I'd be only too happy to help I wasn't happy with C&C because they're giving a £500 prize to people that can afford a £400 machine in the first place The other comp on FB wasn't nearly as much as that Sorry moaning over Congrats winners

TOB said...

Wow Norah well done, I'd settle for 1 win. What a shame about Nick, why did they allow him to enter then? at least he knew all us Wilsonettes care. Lovely card fab technique not sure it would turn out for me a beautiful as yours. Love the rose. hugs Theresa x

snowqueen62 said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew
A lovely card with lots of techniques ideal for male cards maybe without the bow.
Congratulations to all the winners - Norah you're on a roll!
Well done Clare C on all your placements in the craft competition you should be proud of yourself!
Shame Nick couldn't win
Hugs Sue C x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the glitter and micro bead panel - would never have thought of doing that which is why so many of us come day after day. You are such a talented lady.
Beverley W

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, I don't stamp nor have I got the micro beads but I might give glittering patterned backing paper ago.
Celebrating my sons 27th birthday today.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Clare congratulations on all your wins.
Happy sunny crafty Sunday everyone
Love Tina x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, I for one, hope to see this Fantastic Vintage Alphabet Stamp by Becca again and again it's such a Beautiful Stamp, Today's Card is Truly Awesome I so Love the Techniques you've used, it must be very tactile. At the first look I actually thought your Backing Paper was this colour until I started reading and found out you produced your Fabulous Colours from your Polished Silk Glitters which look amazing, then you add my Favorite Micro Beads which I just love, Truly Stunning Card I Just Love it.
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs from Sam x
Hi Pam wishing you well x
To All The Wonderful Wilsonettes, I truly hope your well and if your going along to the NEC enjoy,
I'm going to Ally Pally and I can't wait, (What's this about a badge)
Congratulations to all the winners this week, "Well
Done" Norah I didn't realise you'd won a Card also, so my apologies for not congratulating you.
Clare W. I'm Truly Thrilled you did so well you deserve it! I'm sorry for Nick but that is typical of Create and Craft even though they get over seas viewers.
Hugs to you all x

Sonia Jones said...

WOW lovely card here today it's gorgeous and a technique to try.

Gutted about Nick not being eligible to enter the competition, seems such a shame as he didn't even want to win it for himself. Personally I think it's unfair of C&C as they should have told him from the first vote and removed his card from the site immediately! Maybe C&C should just donate £500 to him as compensation! Hugs Sonia x

Helen Barker said...

Stunning card with a new technique to try.Well done to all the winners.
Helen Bx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card different so smart and clean looking love Jean Z xx

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the coloured glitter and design.The embossing and dies are great too.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jill Liddle said...

Love that alphabet stamp. Must get it.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
well another stunning card as always congrats to the winners including so happy I won, have a great sunday to all. hugs sarah xx

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the holographic background, I have never tried this but will certainly be giving this one ago. Love the aqua felt flower. Gorgeous card Sue and one that would work in almost every colourway thank you.
Congratulations to all the winners - NORAH lovely to see your name up their, things I must be looking up to you, well done.
Take care, Hope you have a lovely Sunday, Love Brenda xxx
JANET take care on those steps.
CLARE W so please are you well done

Anonymous said...

Another stunning card Sue, I love the technique used on the alphabet border, I will definitely be trying this one out.
ValC xx

Brenda Lello said...

Clare W - SORRY that should have read -
so pleased, well done

Hazel said...

A gorgeous card Sue. Congrats to all the winners too. Hazel x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely card Sue.

I really like the background and your messy bow and flower.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card but too much of a palaver for me to do,love your techniques anyway.
Well done Clare be you are on a high!
Congrats too all the winners, Norah you are on a roll girl! Take care everyone, Jess xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love how you've done the background on this card. But it does look quite dark in the pictures. Would probably look better in the flesh so to speak. Congratulations to Norah and the rest of the winners. You're on a roll Norah. Wish I could go to Ally Pally this year. But it's such a hassle getting through London.

Victoria said...

Now this could just be me, but I feel that there's something missing on this card! I love the background and textures all the same!

hollyberry said...

Lovely card and the technique with the glitters and microbeads gives a wonderful effect.

Anonymous said...

Just popped back to see how Clare W did and Wow! So many wins CONGRATULATIONS!
Hugs x
Heather T

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Another great card today and I must have a go at the micro beads.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Love Sheila xx

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Great effect on the background and love this stamp. Have a Happy sunday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Love the technique on this card Sue, looks great. Congratulations to all this weeks winners you lucky lot! Well done Claire you did so well yesterday hope all the good thoughts from us all helped in a small way, and finally it was mentioned yesterday that as C&C won't allow nicks entry I too have some bits that I would be willing to send over for him and all his great work, how can we organise this for him, it's such a worthwhile cause xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous love the card. Well done to all the winners.

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today - unusual technique - but a must try.
Enjoy your Sunday crafters! The sun is shining - hip hip hip hooray!!
Sheila x

Annie said...

Stunning card... another one!! Stamp is simply gorgeous. Happy Sunday everyone!

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. What a ridiculous situation. Poor Nick. I wonder if he would accept packages of crafty things if we sent them to him. Perhaps I'll email you and then, if people would rather not send them to Bulgaria, I could be a sending off place. It makes my blood boil that C&C are so narrow minded! Shame about change of dates, but hopefully I shall be out on Mothers' Day anyway so this way I shall get to see you live. Lovely card by the way... xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Lovely card and brilliant technique. C

Maryann Laursen said...

A really awesome card especially for a male, I think. And a big congrats to all the lucky winners here this week too.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Another stunner - I really like the alphabet soup background.
Thank you for all the inspiration.
Amanda x

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a pretty card and lovely colours. Kind regards Joanne K x

Carole Z said...

Very pretty! Love the felt flower especially, happy Sunday, Carole Z X

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely lovely card today ever so elegant,

Maggie I have a lot of crafty things I could give to nick, all good I may add, would love to help out,
crafty hugs Julie xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Going to give this a try, congrats to all the winners (Ally-Pali coming soon.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue from a cold but sunny Blackpool. Looks like the sun was shining on me this week as I'm one of the lucky winners, ya ...... I'm over the moon, Christmas has come early, thank you so much.
Now on to your amazing card. I would never have thought as this in a million years. It has an understated elegance, regalish for want of a better word.
Anyway, have a lovely Sunday and thanks again. Lots of love as always, Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Wow - this is gorgeous. I love the glitter colours and the finished effect is fantastic. Thank You.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Jennifer Swandells said...

What another stunning card Sue. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is stunning, love the way you have used the tags along the side. Will be giving the holograph technique a try, it looks amazing. What a shame that Nick could not win, his is such a good cause. I would be wiling to donate some stuff to him. Congratulations to the lucky winners, especially NORAH, you go girl. Well done Clare W, you so deserve your places yesterday. Steph hope the craft fair goes well and that the gilding flakes behaved yesterday.
Love and hugs to Pam.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Ok we all know that Norah's brain when it is at home doesn't work like everyone else's but who else see's the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Sue's card to day? Nope, just me, knew my brain definitely functions on a very different waylength to normal people. I like the fine black with the white making up the rest of the card Sue, as it breaks up the density of the alphabet work.
Clare i am over the moon that real thought provoking crafting won so many different categories. You must be over the moon and still trying to come down to planet earth from such an amazing feat. They must have had our over whelming crafty thoughts over loading their brains this year to make them see the error of their ways. It must be the year that other crafts are getting a look in on the prizes bench, as more and more of us are taking up crafting or in some cases widening the horizons of the crafts that they have done all these years. It has taken film stars to start knitting for me to go from being old fashioned to bang up to date, but it's that only way that i'm in fashion. I love how all the dresses that i made for myself in the early 80's of the 50's and 60's lovely fashions are now in the shops as the latest thing in fashion. I should have kept them, but what did the song go... oh yes Born to Late, that's me or too early, one of them, but it's nice seeing the young women covered up in lovely clothes instead of a belt and what looks like a bra to me because they forgot the rest of their clothes.
I can't believe i have won again, twice in one week must be a record or it is for me as i was never on the winning side of the door. The card i won on the rebound and could not believe my luck there, but to win on Sues' as a comment winner, i am over joyed. It is just as well is was sitting down, because i had to go back to see the winners list as i skipped to the bottom to the comment part first. Dohhh, it was reading my name on the comments that i went back. I do hope that all the winners enjoy their prize from the comment game, it is such a brilliant feeling, the best in the world. No i haven't put on the lottery as there is a tale to that, just suffice to say i wouldn't be lucky. Hubby still hasn't forgiven me for it and its going back 17 years now.
Janet, i thought you had already had your "spring break", but going to France as well... hope your face is better by then or they might think you have taken on Mike Tyson or hubby and lost. Hope that you feel better soon though as living with the horror film look all the time is not a good look. I am so glad that Pam is coming back in to join us again. her and Cameeli are our starting posts and it just isn't the same and is strange when they don't (See weird that's me).
I am going away to lie in a darkened room to get over the shock and try and calm down the excited me which has decided ti overtake everything else. I have tried to tell it, that it will tire me out with it's nonsense, but it is taking no heed. You need to scrape me off the ceiling for a whole different reason today.
From a decidedly sunny Glenochil and Ochils i wish you all a great day and thank you so very, very much each and everyone of you,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Janice Wallace said...

Another striking card, never had the courage to play with micro beads yet, but some day! I can just see the craft room floor with bits from die cuts, glitter and micro beads mixed with dog hair(he has to be wherever I am)
Well done Clare, you are obviously talented in several craft styles, and Norah, well since you are on a winning streak, get that lottery ticket bought.
Janice W

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. You are amazing with all the wonderful inspirational cards you post. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
sorry not keen on this card today.
Have a good Sunday.

Margaret O

Congrats winners.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
Another stunning card today! It is a lot of work as someone else has said but just so very different! You are such a clever lady! You keep coming up with new things almost weekly!
Congratulations to all the winners - especially Norah - you brighten up the day for lots of people!
Clare - Wow, you had quite a day! Congratulations ! You sound like a very talented lady. The Mother' s Day sounds beautiful! Then to win the Cup! Well done!
Steph hope you have a successful day at your Craft Fair! I think of you every time I open gilding flakes!
Have a lovely day everyone, especially Pam x
Love Myra

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a very different but beautiful card
Today. Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Nancyd xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes I love this card the background technique is amazing sue thanks for sharing that the alphabet soup samp is growing on me as it is a great stamp for a man card .love & hugs Sue xx
Congratulations to all the winners.WOW NORAH YOUR ON A ROLL so pleased for you enjoy your prize xx
Clare W congratulations on doing so well yesterday with all your entries I'm so pleased for you.xx
Oh Janet your poor face I hope it's not too painful sending hugs xx
Steph hope you sell loads at the craft Faye today & don't get too worn out good luck xx
Sam if anyone going to Ally Pally & they had a W bage on you would know its a fellow WILSONETTE :0))
Love & hugs to Pam & all blog friends Lynda Brock xx

Saffron Crafty Creations said...

WOW, a fabulous card, I might have to try out this technique some time, well add it to must do list anyway.

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
Great card today, could
easily make this into a male
card thanks for the idea Sue.
Congrats to all the lucky winners
especialy NORAH McPHEE who makes
me laugh almost every day.
From Christine C and Ella

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.
Congratulations to Clare, its fantastic news.
Congratulaions to the lucky winners especially Norah.

Susan White said...

I'm finding this a bit too geometric for me Sue, but we can't all like the same things can we! Congrats to all the winners today, and hope everyone has better weather than we do - so far this morning we've had sun, rain, sleet, snow, wind and now back to sun again! Susan x

Lesley Griffiths said...

A lovely card but maybe a step too far for me. Well done to the draw winners.

nzillingworth said...


fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, really not too sure about this today, maybe it will grow on me.

Congratulations Clare W, it is so good that you support your local area and what a haul of prizes! You are one talented lady.

Congratulations also go to today's blog winners, enjoy your prizes.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Hope you are having a good weekend. A different look with this one - kind of CAS but not CAS, if that makes sense..... Still very striking though.
Congrats to all the lucky winners,

terrie said...

Great looking card...
Congrats to all the winner...
Love seeing all of your cards.
Well done

Ali B said...

Hi Sue.
Love the look of this card very different techniques but work well together.
Alison B. x

Emily said...

Very pretty card, Sue! Nice colors.

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card so rich looking and sounds so simple to make too, but we shall see!!!
Many congratulations to all the lucky winners especially Norah you are on a roll. Firstly winning a card, now a prize from Sue what oh what will it be next they do say things come in threes? Delighted for you Norah hope you get lots of enjoyment from your prize, you deserve it.
Clare I loved your show report, you have done fantastic, very well done, delighted for you.
Pam I do hope you are enjoying the sunbeams today, take care xx
Yet another black mark to C & C as far as I am concerned, why oh why let poor Nick enter the competition if he was ruled out of winning, Sue is there any way we can all help him out? Or can you shame them into giving him another prize for the little ones out there in Bulgaria?
We are blessed with sunshine again today up here in the Lake District and beautiful fells too covered in snow.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card, not my favourite stamp though.congratulations to the winners ,especially to Norah, and very well done to Clare! Hugs to all xo

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Congrats winners x
A beautiful elegant card today lovely.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry xx

BlueRose said...

Love the card, the colors used, and the felt flowers. Congrats Norah on your second must be in heaven.

SHARICA said...

Another Stunner .. love this .. xx and yay I am a winner :) .. congrats to all other winners .. xx

Vie Carter said...

Well done to all the lucky winners

Today's card is not one of my favs I'm afraid, still it would be a dull old world if we all liked the same


Anonymous said...

Another great card with this alphabet background stamp Sue, this just has to go onto my must have list now. I really do love black on cards. I agree with everyone, shame about Nick not being eligible for the prize but I don't know if they would realise it was him as it doesn't show his name under the picture, well not that I can see anyway. If they're happy enough to take everyone's money for the machine then surely it would be fair that they should open the competition to everyone who bought one, no matter where they live. They didn't say it was only UK residents who could BUY the machine, did they? Their comp, their rules I suppose but still don't think it's fair.

Annie xXx

Congratulations to all the winners.

magpie said...

Hellooo Sue and the Wilsonettes!! Oooooo stunning card Sue. The violet, blue and lavender glitters are beautiful mixed together and with the added micro beads I imagine a lovely texture too. I love the wild holly embossing folder, it's gorgeous.... and I really love your felt flowers too.... Thank you Sue for showing us all the different ways that you can use these stamps and dies. Wonderful! Nice to see you again Pam, here's a hug xx You too Cameeli and hope you are resting your knee and not doing any acrobatics! Lol! Well, it looks likes some whoo hoos are due! Well eeee ecky thump our Clare, you did fantastically well yesterday! So chuffed for you and credit where credit is due it was all down to you that you're a winner! I know we have a lot due to our Sue's "thinking outside the box" too eh? But brilliant!! Oooo our Norah, congratulations on being drawn on the comment game! You are now on the receiving end of how it feels to win something, hence the whoo hoo's that you'll be saying all day and beyond! Apart from the butterflies when you see your name there in black and white, it's the adrenaline rush that comes with it too! I'm not surprised you've gone for a lie down....! Wonderful! Congratulations to all our winners! Enjoy your prize! Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes that need them today and everyday xx Love Karen xx

nannapat said...

Another beauty Sue, you seem to have so many ideas in that head of yours. Congrats to all the winners - enjoy your prizes. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue and all Wilsonettes. Claire you clever gal. Im SO SO chuffed for you im grinning like a Lancashire Cat (I know its a Cheshire cat) but Im an adopted eey up not a Manc (so that's why Ive changed it) either that or im dileriously shattered after my stint at the market (thanks to our family that wished me well) and I thank our Sue for her devotion and love of beauty, for without you Sue I wouldn't be a step closer to getting my A4 machine YOU Are Amazing, thank you xx
Is it time for bed yet ? Ok.
What a beauty todays card is. The bold colours really throw out the white embossed side of the card, its amazing.
Cassie met her public today, her first visit to market and did quite well, thank goodness for a Spring day so she could take Mr Lancashire round n round n round the country park ! Maybe she'll sleep past 6am and let us humans sleep a little longer !
My brain feels more like black peas than grey mush, and Im not co-ordinating at all well which isnt unusual for me I must admit, I dont know if its the sun that has fried my brain cell or what, but I wont forget to congratulate all our winning Wilsonettes today, and poor Janet, you must be in so much discomfort you poor lass, ugly ? NEVER. A Wilsonette is a beautiful person INSIDE and OUT, remember that : )
Which is why we are so desperate to help NICK. With ALL the money CC make I think they have behaved dispically, sorry, have a heart CC !

Thats it Im done, finished, caput, so Im sending loving thoughts to Pam, thinking of you sweetheart, as I am to Tina and poor Janet. And to any beautiful Wilsonette that needs love n hugs today.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

englishrose897 said...

Good afternoon Sue and all follower, great card. Well done to all winners. Have a great Sunday, what's left of it. Sally x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Yep, I can see the Northern Lights, too in your beautiful card today. It is another stunner and well worth the extra effort that's gone into it.
Also love the felt flower and bow - there just isn't a colour which doesn't go well with black.
Hugs, Rose

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card, love the coloured glitter, the flower is very pretty.

Pam, sending sunny Sunday hugs to you, I hope you find some sunshine today. X

Well done Claire, sounds amazing, you really have worked very hard. You deserve your prizes.

Well done Norah, enjoy your gift from Sue, I'm sure you will. Also congratulations to all the other Wilsonette winners.

Steph, hope everything went well today, look forward to hearing all about it. Hope you did'nt freeze too much today and sold lots.

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Rosie said...

Another gorgeous card, Sue. Love the technique in this card. Well done to all the winners....

Tres said...

Hi Sue? I am sorry I could not blog yesterday but the Broadband, tv and phone we have with our supplier have all gone down since Friday !! We have nothing, even now !! It is day three today and it makes me wonder how we ever coped without technology !! I am only doing this now as hubby figured out how to connect my iPad to his own mobile phone signal !! Your card today is beautiful. I love the glitter technique you have used and then the micro beads over the top. Fab idea !! Your felt flower looks great too !! Your bold sentiment stamps are on my very long wish list but I am not buying anything else as I have to save all my money for Alley Palley !! I can't wait !! From reading other blog comments I see there are several people going. Should I make myself a W badge or a Sue Wilson bow with a dazzler in the centre ? So we can recognise each other !!
Pam, Lovely to see you here. I hope you are ok. Love and hugs to you from me x x x
Janet, I hope you are ok after your accident. X x x
Clare, Congratulations on winning those crafty competitions !! You did fantastically !!
Norah, I think you are on a roll !! Congratulations on winning Wednesday's card and now the comment game !! You must be so pleased !!
I am so sorry Nick could not win the c+c competition? I think that was very unfair of them to not notify him right from the beginning that he was not eligible to enter it.
Just yet another reason why I am unhappy with the conduct of Create and craft. I don't have much but I could donate a whole box of create and craft punches I have to Nick. I have only used one of them once. ( My wrists are to weak to use them.) If someone could let me know what to do to get them to him I would be only to happy. ( they are all brand new.) Please let me know if I can help. x x x

Lots of love to you Sue and all the Wilsonettes love tres x x x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Love the glitter colours and micro beads. Thanks for sharing.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Everyone

I don't understand why Nick could not win this competition, could some one let me know why. Again if there is any other way to get some crafting materials to Nick, I am up there with everyone else, just need details.
X Tina

Laura O said...

congrats to the winners ,and Sue this is a fab card ,Laura O

Disco Queen said...

Wow, Glitter & microbeads! Looks Amazing. Theresa x

Theresa Pace said...

love the way you have mixed the glitters. look like distress inks. looks simple but a lot of wok has gone in it. love the clean lines xx

Jane Castle said...

Hi Sue, I just love the colours of this card and the alphabet soup stamp is now on my wish list. Will have to stop looking at your blog as the wish list gets longer by the day! Jane x

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue and congrats to all the winners xx hazel

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Love how you've used the different glitter colours for the one half of the background and the becca dies on the join and the micro beads. Beautiful felt flower too.

Congratulations to the winners and to Claire and Steph ,
Hugs to everyone
Jean D xx

Craftychris said...

Wonderful, the alphabet panel looks gorgeous! xx

Sandy H said...

Lots of work in this card but for some reason it is just not my cup of tea. Think it may be the black bow.

Well done to all the winners, especially Norah. Well done to Clare on all your success.

Shame about Nick not being eligible for the C & C comp. Does anyone know about postage rates to Bulgaria? Wonder whether money/voucher donations might be more affordable than the postage to send craft materials to him.

Ayelet Barkay said...

Beautiful card!
I love the bow with the flower.

doreenj said...

What a lovely card, as you said, quite a bit of work, but well worth it!!!!

Doreen x

heather harrison said...

What a lovely card Sue. Like the half and half look. Congrats to all the winners. X