Monday, 28 April 2014

Friends Forever

Morning all!  I love the sheer simplicity of this one, although I had to fight myself not to add some flowers to it! LOL  I stamped black card with the Beaded Elements swirl using a clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed with black embossing  powder for a tone on tone look.  Background sorted!  On a piece of coconut white card, I stamped the Birdsong Meadow using a Black Archival ink pad.  I used the outer die from the lovely Cordoba die set and cut it out.   I cut a small circle out of copy paper and placed it in the upper corner.  Using Mustard Seed distress ink on a piece of cut 'n dry foam, I inked around the circle by lightly pouncing around it rather than the usual circular motion.  This is because it is very easy to get underneath the edge of the copy paper otherwise.  As I moved outwards from the starting point, I added Spiced Marmalade then Barn Door Distress inks and blended the colours into each other.  I removed the circle which created a white void and stamped my sentiment in black across it.  I mounted it up on foam for dimension an added my pierced mats to complete this simple card.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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Pam said...

Hello Sue, beautiful card again today, you just amaze me with your talent. I only have 3 more dies of your collection to get and looking forward to the new ones too. I hope your Mom had a super day yesterday.
Happy belated birthdays to all yesterday, sorry I missed them. Well done Steph, hope you have recovered. Love and hugs to all who need them, I know I do.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful card and such a lovely bright start to the day!!

I hope your mum had a really fantastic birthday yesterday!!

I have finally finished all the butterflies and found my shoes so now I can relax.

Have a lovely day everyone, and hugs to those who need them!!
Cameeli xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this is a stunner thank you.
Hope you are having a good rest , and you all had a good day yesterday. My best wishes to all take care Kitty

CraftyAnn said...

I simply love this card, the stamp is stunning and already in my collection but I will have to get the fired brick ink pad. This is certainly one I'm going to try, it's stunning.
Take care.

Jan.moogie said...

Stampalicious a made up word to describe this beautiful card. Hope all went well yesterday Sue. x

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,

I just love this punch of colour against the black background! its simply stunning!!! have a lovely day Sue, hugs, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
An amazing card.
I really love distress inks and will certainly try this together with the dies
Hope your Mom had a great birthday
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Hope you all had a great time celebrating your mom's birthday and that she had a fab time. Hope to see some pics with her and friends at the breakfast club. The card is stunning. The colours are beautiful another must try as just recieved this stamp at the weekend. Have a lovely day with your mom and hoping the weather is been kind while you are over there.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Debra Denman said...

Good morning Sue. To me this is a wow card it's bright and chersry ( sorry if misspelt not wearing my glasses). I love the colours blended together I have seen the sky similer colours to this. Pretty stamp too. Love it.
I hope your mum had a fab day yesterday. And that your having a great time
Debra x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, an amazing card, love the colours, and the stamping. The background with the beaded swirl stamps is really stunning. Bx

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, Hope you all had a great day yesterday with plenty of Birthday cake. Love today's card. Linda.

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Beautiful card with stunning colours. Looks so different from your usual cards but just as impressive. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn. X

Caroljsmith said...

What a colourful card sue really brighten someone's day,hope your mums birthday went well and you all had a good time carol

Lacelady said...

Wow, what a zingy card this morning. I love the cordoba shape too. Did you take pics of mum on her birthday? If so, I'd love it if you posted one or two. Hope she had a great day.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Hope your mum had a great birthday this card is great to very bright and zingy thanks for sharing Tracy w x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
This is so my type of card, it's just brilliant! Love it, love it!
Hope you had a great day yesterday with your mum.
Gail C x

Nadine in Spain said...

A lovely card Sue! The inked background looks beautiful and I really like these new stamps that coordinate with the Spanish Collection of dies. It gives them a totally different look.


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and the stamp is one I want very pretty . love Jean Z xx

Crisco said...

Sunset at Key West !!

Rose in Chester said...

Wow Sue,
this card sings to me, they are my colours, my embossing and design. Absolutely beautiful.
Your creativity is amazing, to create a relatively simple card with such a huge impact is no mean feat.
Thanks for sharing
Hugs, Rose

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Wow, such vibrant colours. Your dies are so versatile, it's great how they mix and match.
Hope your Mum had a fabulous birthday.
Sue xxx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
A lovely bright card on this dull morning.
Love the lacy background and the simplicity of it.
Enjoy your day whatever you may be doing.
Sheila x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I will definitely have to try this technique. I hope your mum had a great birthday. Love Jackie

Anne Crawford said...

Wow! LOVE This Card! Reminds me of a stunning sunrise or sunset, the bird stamp is beautiful and so effective and the tone on tone black embossing background is perfect ! Definitely one to try.
Special hug Pam, I always think you are doing well when I see you first on our blog each morning, but know some days must be harder than others xo
We have had a fantastic week of good weather up here in Gairloch so I have been working hard in the garden and making the most of it ,so haven't done much crafting.
Sue Hope you had a wonderful day with your mum and she enjoyed her birthday .
Hugs to all xo

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card today, loving the background and the cordoba die is really beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rosie said...

Another lovely idea for some of my favourite stamp and die 'sets'.

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue.Today's card is stunningly beautiful ~ it makes me think of the end of a lazy day in the sun and a gorgeous sunset. The stamp is just perfect with it! Thanks for sharing this little gem. Hugs,
Maggie x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card, I love the way the Cordoba die makes a gorgeous frame around the Birdsong Meadow stamp, and then the way you have coloured it....fantastic : )I hope your Mom enjoyed her birthday:)
Pam, we would all be knocking on your door all day giving you our love and hugs but sadly have to make to with sending them this way. You are doing so well, even when you don't think so. I am sending you extra big hugs and my love.
Also hugs to all others that need one.
Glad that you can relax now Cameeli.
Take care.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift is definitely a piece of Art. It may be simple to cut stamp and assemble but the colouring is the difficult bit for me.
Although I'm not a fan of a lot of black today's gift uses the background as it's frame.
I love the bird song pasture stamp.
Hope everyone had a good week-end and has started the new week off well. Take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Tracy Stitt said...

Mornin sue and crafty crew.
Ur card is so very pretty the cour just pops! I remember last year u did something similar using the die d lights flowers and I loved it back then too
Hope u had a fabulous day yesterday with ur family celebrations xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a stunning card. I love the colours on this one. I just wish I could do stamping like this you are amazing Sue. Take care Sue xxx

Debs A

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a different card so beautiful really do like this one .. Hope your mam had a smashing birthday you enjoy your self's take care hugs to all who needs one .. Sarah xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Simple but splendid. Beautiful shading and stamp.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

A very striking card today, Sue, the birdsong stamp is so pretty and the Cordoba frame perfect to set the picture off. Just lovely.

'P' in Wales

Rachel Taylor said...

A beautiful coloured card Sue .very striking.
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Eemeli said...

Morning Sue. Great card today...Fabulous color therapy!!
Hope your mum had blast yesterday.

Hugs from Finland,

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, lol I was working on a card just like this yesterday! Yours is stunning! Have a fab day, hugs, Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this card both the stamp and the wonderful Cordoba Die - I do like those sunset/silhouette type cards that have a distress ink background but my blending is a bit splodgy at times - think I need to practice this technique more.
Clare W

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

This is a gorgeous card. I love how the wild flowers and seed heads stand out agains the skyline. I had a similar die for years and until I had learnt how to produce this background effect i never used it as it never looked anything but I just love doing cars like this as they never fail to bring a sigh of joy!

Have a great day everyone Wilsonette's old and new.

So lovely to see Sue's viewing figures soar again back up to where they were originally and it is lovely to see a happier and more cheerful upbeat blog again!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, hope you had a great day yesterday, and your mum had a great day. I love this card, I love the blending of distress inks they can be so dramatic, just like this one is. Hugs Theresa xx

Heather Rogers said...

Sorry about typos in real hurry this Monday morning!
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This card is so so beautiful. I just need that stamp. The blend of colours is amazing, mine always look a bit blotchy. Hope your Mom had a wonderful birthday.

Lots of love Rosemarie xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This card is so so beautiful. I just need that stamp. The blend of colours is amazing, mine always look a bit blotchy. Hope your Mom had a wonderful birthday.

Lots of love Rosemarie xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the inking on the card cheers up a very dull morning.
Love and hugs to all
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

Good timing with this card on dull days we need a touch of colour. Mabex

Annie said...

GM Sue! A stunner for us today! It is gorgeous.
Hugs Annie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Hope you had a lovely weekend, this beautiful definitely does not need flowers. It could easily be framed as a picture by the recipient. Best wishes Edwina.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! Today's card is beautiful I love it, from the background to the main image. The stamps you've designed to go with your stamps are all 'must haves' they are fabulous. Hope your Mom had a fabulous birthday
Hugs x
Heather T

Brenda Hanlon said...

Really love the look of this card. The stamps are fab.

Joan D said...

Beautiful card ,and stunning colours. One for the guys or the gals! Hope alls well across the water.x x

Aspiring crafter said...

This card does not need a flower Sue -it is beautiful just as it is -love it !
Pam -xxxto you

Victoria said...

This is quite different to your usual cards Sue, but the pricking holes around the edge give you away! The sheer 'light' that comes from the stamped image is so effective and striking. Lovely card. No need for flowers!!

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Very effective despite being relatively simple. Like others have commented, my blending needs some work to make a perfect picture like yours. These landscape stamps were a great addition to the dies. Hope to see some more in the next set. Hope the celebrations are continuing. X

Anonymous said...

WOW ! This card really does welcome you to the start of a new week. So colourful and vibrant, a very happy start to a dull grey day.
Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, Im more than certain your wonderful mom had a perfect birthday yesterday, and so many greetings to read, how lovely.
Friends forever, says it all really, and this is our sentiment for you Sue.
Oooooo I must think about buying this stamp, but will have to wait until the expense of the wedding is over ! I will have to trawl through my supply of stamps to see if I can improvise. I also love the frame and at last I can say I have that die : ) woohoo that doesn't happen all that often.
2 orders from yesterdays market to start today. And for all those lovely friends that gave me help and advice re the cow/sheep wedding card - well the customer that ordered it was really happy and apparently forfilled her expectations over and beyond ( wasnt sure how to take that ) LOL what was she trying to say lol that she didnt expect much or what ?! It made my day though, as I was quite nervous as whether she would like it (wipes brow)
Pam - I too admire your strength.
Tina - In my thoughts.

Friendly hugs to all that are in need today. Relax Cam : )

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the wide frame and vibrant colours too.
Donna Jones

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is so striking and definitely doesn't need embellishing

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- A stunning card again today.
Love the colouring and it is perfect for a man's card. Would love to see a demo of you doing this as I always get a blotchy look when trying this out. Hope your mum had a fantastic birthday yesterday. Love and best wishes

AnneRD said...

Very dramatic background to the stamping Sue. The apertures make the artwork really pop, very effective. Anne x

karenlotty said...

WOW! I'm on your wavelength for this card because I have these inks and the die! The only thing I haven't got is the stamp I'm a cd crafter usually and I think I can produce something similar I like the plain white border around the image It really makes it pop Look after yourselves everyone

Sue from Wiltshire said...

A very striking card, the colours are very cheerful on this dull day. Beautiful, and as the saying goes - less is more:-)

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Wow stunning card, just love the colours, lovely bight summery card
Carol x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you had a fantastic day yesterday and that your Mom had a lovely birthday.
Love today's card - very striking and stunning. I even like the black background lol! This would be suitable for male or female cards and I'm sure the recipient would be blown away. The stamp is beautiful and it might be one that I have to get, I'm always a bit unsure of big stamps as they never seem to stamp right for me - there's always bits that I seem to miss. I suppose I'll just have to keep trying.
Cameeli so pleased you can now relax. Pam you are doing so well. Steph have a relaxing day after yesterday. Love and hugs to everyone that needs them. Love Alison xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love this card, I have this stamp and love using it with these colours too. Love Jean xxx

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,liking these stamps very much.Beautiful colours.
Love Angela x

GeeBee88 said...

Good morning Sue and everyone! Beautiful card today Sue, so striking. The colour just works brilliantly.
Have a good day Gx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Amazing card, love the rich colours, so striking. Hope you had a great day yesterday with your Mom.
Love Jan x x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue lovely card I have the stamp which is beautiful always loved it thank you for sharing love to all xxxxxxx

michele jacobi said...

HinSue, love this card and the beautiful. Ol ours you used. I will be trying this too. Been having a go at the stained glass effect with the calabria die and glitter, I just love it and have done two now. Thanks for the tips and allowing us to use your methods. As always another beautiful card. Much love to michele, Bedford.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Hope you and your Mom had a great day .

A nice card again today ,beautiful colors
Take Care
Elaine H X

gwen70 said...

An absolute stunner this one Sue, such beautiful colours and the stamp is now on my wish list

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card. I haven't any of these stamps but there goes payday love the technique will give it a go. Hope you are having a lovely time. Thanks again. Hugs Heather.x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A lovely bright card today and so stunning. The colours are not really ones I use but I really like this card and the background stamp is so pretty.
Hope you had a great day yesterday.
Love Lesley S

Alice G said...

A lovely vibrant card - beautiful

Hugs Alice xx

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.Such a beautiful uplifting card for us today.This stamp is yet another item on my ever growing wish list!
I hope you had a wonderful time with your Mum on her birthday yesterday.
Love and hugs to you, and all your Wilsonettes. Hilary xxxx

linda boyce said...

Hi Sue super card so fresh ,Lily cant wait to try,just think of the mess after school,hugs linda and lily

Maggie C said...

Good morning. Looking forward to seeing piccies of your day with your Mum please. As you can imagine, I just love this card. No fuss, no frills, just an amazing stamp with the Sue twist of that special background. Magical. Wouldn't it be a treat to receive that card in the post for no reason other than being a friend. Oh yes! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Micky French said...

I love this card, the stamp has been on my wish list for a couple of weeks now.
Hugs to all.
Michelle xxxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue,
I love stamping sue, what you can do with a pice of plane card blows me away every time,
This is a stunning card sue, love the colours,
Hope your having a blast in the USA I would love to go there, just for the craft shops lol
Crafty hugs Julie xx

Crafty hugs to everyone xx have a good day xxx

Alison Couchman said...

A real pop of colour on this one and I love the black on black embossing - must try that. As others have said, my inking can be a bit iffy so today's card is inspiring me to keep practicing. If only I had that gorgeous die. . . . .

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Hope your Mum had a fantastic day yesterday. Just love today's card. The stamps, dies and colours used are lovely. Will try the pouncing technique around the sun. Glad you found your shoes Cameeli. Hugs to everyone who needs one today.

Maureen Killen said...

Well, Sue, you've done it again. Taken me by surprise with a very different type of card. No bows, flowers, ribbon etc. but just gorgeous blending and stamping. A stunner.

Hope your mum enjoyed her birthday with family and friends. x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
What a stunner of a card. I love the sunset colours you have used and I simply must get this gorgeous stamp. Have been thinking about getting it but now I've seen it used, it's a must have. Thanks for sharing.

nuttinanni said...

Really love your stamped cards, they are always so bright and cheerful. hugs Cheryl xxx

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Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue ....happy crafting ...x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love this style so striking and fresh just what we need to brighten up a dull day.

Hope your Mom enjoyed her day yesterday.

Pam warm hugs for youxx

A hug for all those who need one

Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue great card with vibrant colours
Denise X

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the colours.

hollyberry said...

A beautiful card today,I love this effect on cards it is gorgeous.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, the black really makes the colours so vibrant in your card and such a nice stamp which could be used for so many occasions, love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Wow another beautiful card! Certainly one to try.
I don't know if you can help me, but I have stopped receiving your daily posts by email:)
Carol robson

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
What a beautiful card that could be for anyone but what a brilliant one for the hard to make for members of our lives. The sunset colour scheme is so beautiful and so real looking. One of these days i might try doing this technique when i can be light of touch and not keep getting hard lines that won't blend out into each other. Please tell me that i am not the only hopeless blender of ink pads.

Fantastic Cameeli, so Cinderella shall go to the ball after all and not have to where her comfy trainers instead. I hope that now you are on the home stretch to finally adding a new daughter to you can relax and go with the flow until flower pick up day.

Lancashire Steph, so really happy that the lady loved your handmade piece of art for her. I am not surprised she loved it as you can not beat the personal touch and please, i hope that dispels any thoughts that keep niggling away at your confidence. Remember Steph, you are a Wilsonette, taught by the mistress of craft herself, so can't fail to produce top drawer mini masterpieces.

Wow Sue, it's fantastic that you had so many wonderful comments last week. I look now each day to see ever more comments being left by the time i am able to get on and i just think 'how really happy' i am for you, that your talents are being appreciated by a much wider audience each day, FAN DABBY DOZY. It normally runs altogether in the one word, but since it was a wee scots lady who acts like a wee mischievous boy that comes away with it, you might have a problem in pronouncing it, but it means brilliant around the rest of the world. So happy that more people are giving you a wee boost in the day to let you know about your latest masterpiece that you entice us with.

Well, it's a beautiful day up here at Glenochil looking over the valley to Alva and my beautiful Ochil Hills. I don't know when i like them most, when it is sunny or when they have just had their faces washed in the rain and they are lovely and bright that you can see all their crags and beauty that they hold to themselves. Anyway, i will leave you all now i have given the weather report for the Wee County, in Central Scotland and wish you all a lovely day. Take care all the Wilsonettes that are not on top (a bit like me) i send gentle hugs to all our special friends that need them so much. Just because the worse time has past, it doesn't mean we have stopped thinking of you, remember this.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Gorgeous bright card to start our week. X

Glennis said...

Fabulous card! The background is a very interesting one - I shall have to try this

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fantastic card the colours
are fabulous.
Hope you all had a lovely day with your
Mum yesterday and took plenty of photo's again.
Nancyd xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.
What a stunning card. The colours are beautiful.
Hope your Mom had a lovely birthday.
Love Val in Spain x

Lesley Griffiths said...

Simple and delicious.

Oksana said...

Stunning card Sue, beautiful!xx

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Shirley Terretta said...

HI Sue,

Love this card, will have a go at the background but wont hold my breath as am not very good at stamping - yet.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card - a real beauty. Thank You.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Jayne S said...

What a stunning card you have shared with us today. Dramactic colours are a winner for me.

utilitygirl said...

Great card Sue, love the colours - would b e good for a man too

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is sooo beautiful and vibrant and I have the stamp, just need the die, love the black tone on tone. Hope your Mom had a fantastic birthday yesterday.
Pam special hug to you, you are so strong and are in our thoughts everyday.
Cameeli so pleased that you have everything sorted, now relax a little.
Lynne M hope that you are feeling better and the fur babies are not to naughty.
Well done Steph, you must be so proud.
Norah you are not alone on the bending front, I sometimes get a bit heavy in places lol.
Hugs to all who need them.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, stunning use if colour and it's flat!!! (well nearly ;o)) Hope your Mum and you had a great day yesterday and looking forward to you sharing your Mum's card, coz that we all get to see your new launch! Mid June seems an awful long ways away 'til your back. Take Care and enjoy your break. Karen xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Simple yet stunning, love the stamp and your fabulous colouring, I love stamping but am useless at colouring and blending so Norah you're not alone!
Hope your mum had a great birthday yesterday
Special hugs to Pam
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Elaine said...

Stunning , and what gorgeous colours, hope you are having a great time xx

Jill Liddle said...

A very different card from you today Sue. Still very lovely though.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours xx hazel

yorkielass said...

Oooopsv me again Norah that should have said blending.
Hugs June xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Todays card is gorgeous and I love the image and what you have done with it.
Hope your Mum amd your family had a wonderful birthday celebration yesterday.

Love Sheila xx

Clarissa said...

Gorgeous card and the colours are superb.
Clarissa. X

Emily said...

Gorgeous card, Sue! Love the colors. Will have to give this a try.

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - I just love this card as it reminds me of sunsets on holiday.

Hope you are having a great holiday and your Mom had a lovely time yesterday.

Hope everyone is well out there and I agree with all the sentiments I am so happy when I see you Pam at the top of the long list. Hope your days are getting better. Cameeli so glad you found your shoes. To all who need them I am sending lots of love and hugs. Take care all see you tomorrow Helen xx

samantha wade said...

Hi, a very different card today,but can still tell it's one of yours as it's so crisp.i think a video would be good of this design, know what you mean about flowers, sometimes I have to tell myself to step away from the card, leave it alone.
Hope you all had a great day yesterday, look forward to some photos,

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Hope you enjoyed your day yesterday. Take care. Claire

SHARICA said...

Morning Sue .. Lovely Colourful card today .. xx

jane gray said...

Morning Sue. Such a beautiful card as always. Jx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you have used the silhouette stamp.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Jacquie said...

This is stunning Sue, love how the background looks just like Black velvet.

So love the image the colours are beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Robin said...

I love both the butterfly and the bird stamps and am saving my pennies to buy both stamps and a couple of the spanish dies that go with them.

Richard Dalton said...

Hey sue I love this card! That sunlight is super vibrant! Especially against the white and the black!

Love and hugs


Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Your card today makes me think of late summer nights sitting on the patio just letting the world and all it's problems fade away with good company and a a glass of nice cold wine Do you want to join me ??
I love the colours you have put together and the sentiment is lovely
You take care Sue
Love Theresa x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Stunning creation again, hope you all had a lovely birthday party yesterday,

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & fellow blog lovelies, wow Sue this card needs no fancy bits, it packs a punch just as it is! You really did think about everything in this last collection, the fact that a true crafter has put the collection together is so evident, the attention to detail is faultless, your dream of creating your own collection has truly been an amazing success story and deepened our love and respect for you!
Norah, I wish very much that I was sharing your breathtaking views today, it's a bit dull and grey in Oxfordshire today! Cameeli, another tick off your list, how many weeks now? So looking forward to a some pics of your day!
Huge squidgey hugs to all,
Sandra xxxx

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW another absolutely stunning card here again Sue. I LOVE it.

terrie said...

What a stunning card...the color is bold but perfect for the scene of the card...
Well done Sue...

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Reminds me of a red sky at night, beautiful.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A stunning card, love the blended coloring it's perfect.
Hope you had a grand day yesterday with your mum.

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

This card takes me back to when you first started your blog Sue - all those bright, vibrant stamped cards. These days I am not much of a stamper but I do love what you have done with this card. Thanks for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

bluebell-flowerwood said...

hi sue my 2 stamps came today,now I can deside what to do with them. I am making some craft boards with craft ideas for people so my use one on that project. hope mums party went well, and you got to see all the family. times like that our priceless. hope you will get some rest to. weather here is a mixture at the moment. crafting hugs bluebell-flowerwood.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Stunning Card Sue!

I love the background with the Beaded Elements Swirl and the colours of the inks you used for the Birdsong Meadow Bacground are lovely.

Hope you had a lovely day yesterday celebrating your Mum's Birthday.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful card today. I love the shading and such a lovely bright happy card on such a wet day in Wiltshire. Thank you. I must try and find that stamp.

Hope your mum enjoyed yesterday with everyone around her.

Hi Pam, hope you are doing well, Hugs X

Steph, really pleased you did well at the market, really pleased the lady loved your cow/sheep card, it really was beautiful. X

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! I saw this card at Alley Palley and you told me you would put it on your blog for us all to see. I am so glad you did. Great instructions for making it, and I bought this stamp from you so I could make this very card !! Just one problem though I do not have Mustard seed distress ink !! I do have wild honey and squeezed lemonade inks and I will try those instead !! I have everything else, so I will let you know how I get on. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card today. I love the edge created by the gorgeous Cordoba die too.
I hope you are having a lovely holiday with your family and that your Mum had a wonderful Birthday yesterday. X x x

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

CraftyJo said...

I'm happy you restrained from adding the flowers ;) It's a beautiful card.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card. The image looks like a scene from a Summers night sitting in the garden enjoying the night air
Hope Everyone is well and your all having a lovely time in the States
Take care
Hazel G xx

Leanne said...


Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, another stunning design. So glad I bought the Cordoba die set, just off to order the stamp. Hope your Mom had a lovely birthday. Love Judy M

jane stillman said...

It is fabulous in it's simplicity x

lorraine (classylady) said...

WOW Sue so different for you but i love it. Have literally just received my parcel with California collection, quilled leaves card pack etc., etc., etc. and cant wait to play. May not be on to comment for next 21/2 weeks, going to Majorca, not sure they have WI FI at the Hotel, so may have to go into a bar.....for glass or two of wine and surf.LOL

Love to you and Mom and all others who need hugs and comfort. Will miss this daily.

Take care all

lorraine - scotland

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Today's Card is Truly Stunning, Vibrant and so Rich in Fabulous Colours. My kind of Card, just love it!
I just Love The Background where you've used Beaded Elements Stamp, it's a great Stamp for Backgrounds and to use it like this using Embossing Powders to create tone on tone look, just Awesome.
I Love The Stamp you have chosen for your Main Image on your Card today,
The Birdsong Meadow it's one "I must have" I Just Love all The Awesome Distress Inks you've used from none other than Sir Tim Lol!
Mustard Seed/Marmalade/Barn Door. Your shading is Fabulous!
I so Love the names he comes up with, I Love Your Fabulous Die you've used to cut out your Stamp, I really love the outside edges of this Die.
Sue you call this Card a "Simple one" Well I Call It A Beautiful Piece Of Art, I just Love this Dramatic Card.
Thank You So very very much for sharing and your detailed breakdowns, I really appreciate it.
I hope your Mum had a super day yesterday.
Take Care Sue. Love and Hugs from Sam x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and fellow crafty Wilsonettes!
What a striking card today ! I know it's simple - but that's kind of in theory! Not quite so simple when I try! I thought of an African sky too with mabe an elephant or giraffe in the foreground! Can you see what you do to us? It is a lovely stamp but looks so finished , for want of a better word, in that gorgeous frame! I am waiting for mine to arrive.
Had fun yesterday making a shirt card using your bow and the matching ribbon dies as a ruff down the front. (2 strips) then used pearls for buttons. Hardest bit was getting the neck right but got there eventually cutting and folding! Great simple man's card! Thanks Sue!
Cameeli pleased you got your shoes and the butterflies sound gorgeous. Relax a little now.
Pam still thinking of you every day as some will be good and some very bad. X
Steph pleased all went well yesterday. Hope Cassie's training did too. x
Sending love to all crafting friends from a dull but dry and rather warm Lancashire.
Got children's craft again today after school - their holiday and mine is over!
Hay fever has started but mustn't complain as it is only for a few months - others have real pain all year round.
Trust yesterday went well Sue, and thanks!
Love Myra

Myra P said...

Oops above should be Myra P

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes Sue this card is stunning love the vibrant colours I have the die but not the stamp.
Hope you had a lovely day yesterday & your mom enjoyed her birthday love Lynda Brock xx

,Norah I'm not very good at blending so your not alone x
Camille so pleased you have found your shoes & butterfly's are finished now have a bit of relaxation time before the big day.xx

Steph glad you had a good day at market & your lady liked your wedding card masterpiece well done x

Lynne M hope you are feeling better today hugs for you & cuddles for fur babies xx

Gental hugs for Pam & all who need them
Love Lynda xx

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Sue and Everybody,
Today's card is magnificent in its vibrancy; your blending skills are to be envied. Mine are not!
When my dies and matching Spanish
stamps finally make their arrival, I shall try very hard to emulate this beautiful mixture of inks.
Thank you for sharing your inspirational skills; what would we do without you?
Lis xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
I hope your mum enjoyed her birthday yesterday and everyone had a good time.

I love this card, bought the die at Ally Pally, later in the day when browsing Rubberneckers stand again saw this stamp + two others - had to have them!!!!!
Have a good day, love Brenda xxx

Cameeli - so pleased you got your shoes, relax now and look forward to what I'm Sure Will Be a Beautiful Day.
Norah - what a beautiful picture you've painted in words, suburban London has nothing to offer like the lovely picture you have given me......Thank you.

Steph - So pleased your lady liked her card, take it easy today.
Love and Crafty hugs to anyone who needs them. X

nannapat said...

Lovely stamp and fabulous colourway Sue. A truly stunning design. Pat x

Sonia Jones said...

Gorgeous card today. Hugs to all Sonia x

Helen Barker said...

Stunning card,love the colours.
Helen Bx

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
What gorgeous colours, guaranteed to warm us up whilst the weather is so uncooperative. The stamp is just lovely, reminds me of listening to the birdsong on a balmy summer evening. Hope they return soon.
The die is such a classic shape, so elegant with the contrast of white on black, and I didn't even miss the flowers!

Jean Johnston said...

I like this card for its refreshing simplicity and striking end result.

magpie said...

Hellooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I've always liked this kind of card. It looks so vibrant, cheerful and the perfect medicine to brighten anybody's day with those stunning colours! I love the stamps and the Cordoba die is a wow! Thank you Sue and I hope you all had the most fantastic day together yesterday xx
A belated "Happy Birthday" to everyone who celebrated yesterday! Hope it was good one for you all!
Sending you a big big hug Pam x Norah, you have said everything shug, that we still think of everybody even when we have left this amazing blog....xx Oooo and even about the ink pads...will have to practice a bit me thinks! Thank you too for the beautiful vision of your Ochil Hills xx Cameeli so glad you found your shoes! It's chilling time for you now hun x Lynne M, hope you're resting and those fur babies aren't playin' up to you x Lyndsey, has foal number two arrived yet? x Lorraine, have a fantastic time in Majorca! Love and hugs to all that need them today. Sue, it's so wonderful to see so many Wilsonettes! Amazing feed back for a lovely lovely lady and it's so so deserved xx have a good day everybody xx Love Karen xx

nzillingworth said...


Susan White said...

Lovely colouring and I really like the effect of the shadow stamps against that sky! Thanks, Susan x

Jean flowers said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card no embellishments needed. I haven't done stamping but will have to try now. Have a good day everyone.


Maureen Bleay said...

Super card today Sue. Love the clour combos. and especially love the black on black plus the stamp. Another must have! Hugs Maureen

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
The card is beautiful and doesn't need anything else, good decision. Hope you had a good day yesterday. Best wishes to all.
Vanessa x

Gillian xXx said...

Beautiful card. I love the shading am going to try these colours myself now as they look great together. The Cordoba is my favourite die although they are all great. xXx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, what a bold and striking card today, a complete contrast to yesterday's (beautiful) pastel offering. Although it is so different I do love it. I have made something similar before but it wasn't anywhere near as good as yours - no surprise there, then lol - but the recipient loved it and to me that is what it is all about.
Happy bunny today as your bow dies, bow stamps and the Italian stamps collection have at last arrived. Hoping to have a play this afternoon after I have finished husband's birthday card for tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This card might be simple to do but it is absolutely stunning to look at. It really does seem to prove the old adage - less is more. Thank you so much for sharing it.
Beverley W

Joanna Dickson said...

This is so different for you Sue. Like you say no flowers but it truly doesn't need them. I love the colours. Could be used for either sex. Another fab card.
Lots of love, Jo xxx

PaulineC said...

Absolutely fabulous. My sort of a card. Off to buy this die and matching stamps.

rachel said...

now this really is beautiful - i love bright and silhouettes so you've really nailed it for me sue - beautiful xx

weefortune said...

Hi Sue another stunner, what a lovely sunset look. have a Great Day Elaine x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi. Sue and other crafters,greetings from a very sunny Ireland,what a fantastic start of the week this card is,the sun the Birds,and your blending with the inks,.it is up beat and fresh,and I could look at it all day.
Thank you Sue for the inispration .

Paper Junkie said...

Sue - This beautiful card does not need any flowers or bows - the stamp, die and colours speak for themselves. Just gorgeous! Have everything but the stamp - oh heck. Dashing off now to my allotment as the weather has suddenly cheered up - hooray. Hugs for all X

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, this is a stunning creation. Love the shading of the distress inks and use of the Cordoba die set. Just had to buy the stamp/die set when I saw this on your last set of shows as I know it will make a great card for hubby's birthday the end of this week. Hope you are enjoying yourself across the sea. lol lynne m x x x x

Lynda, Yorkielass, Magpie - thank you for your well wishes, had an IBS attack and the only thing that helps is to curl up in bed and go to sleep. Better now and don't I know it with poochies on top form.

Tipping down with rain here and I knew the little b's needed to go down the garden so I thought get them down there quick before they get too wet. Oh I will never learn, I go out onto the path with a brolly up and call them, do they come out like heck they do, while mum is trying not to laugh hysterically ( worried neighbours might call the men in white coats) sheltering under umbrella poochies are nice and dry sitting at the back door looking at me as if to say " what are you doing out there in the rain mum". I'm going to change now as clothes are wet through. lol and hugs to all "Wilsonettes".

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Hope that you haven't got a 'headache' after yesterday's celebrations and that you had a great day. Lovely bright card today and the inked background looks wonderful. Not one that I will be making in the near future; not because i don't like it but because my Italian set of dies arrived this morning and so i will be playing with them for quite some time. Wish that i'd bought the Californian ones as well. i must say that the dies are even better and bigger than they looked on C&C. Thank you Sue for bringing us such wonderful dies and stamps to 'play' with. They really are, something else. Hugs. Pauline A x

Anonymous said...

Have a fantastic holiday with lots of warm sun to bottle and bring back please. Have a glass or two for us whilst surfing lol, not that im promoting drinking, more like particraft surfing : ) hope you manage to pop in at some point during your Spanish holiday, see you back here soon.
Lancashire Steph xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. I love the hot colours. SueL x

CathyinMN said...

I really like the contrast between the black and then the bright colors. Definitely a very eye-catching card!

Meg said...

Wonderful card Sue, sunrise or sunset. Good for a male card too.

Margaret O

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love it.

Pam B said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, my dies have just arrived yay!!! So going to have a play, can't wait, just have to go and get my granddaughter from school and then I can get out my GC.

Hope everyone id having a great day



baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Simply stunning, love the vibrancy of the colours.
Amanda x

Lindsay Martin said...

Love this stamp and the wAy you have done The background, simply stunning, my Italian collection dies and stamps arrived today and the stamps for the Californian collection too, I now need to save up for the Spanish set and the beautiful stamps that go with. Oh If only my pockets were bottomless Sue!
Karen, (magpie) yes foal number two arrived on Friday night a little boy called Frond, now waiting on the next,!
Manages to sell a couple of cards this week, so have just been to send them off to the new owners, must get on take care all xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

So different from your usual style but stunning. You do have your usual eye for detail though :D

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card but so different from your usual cards. not like we are used to seeing, a card with no flowers or bows. Yvonne xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

The Birdsong Meadow looks fabulous at sunset in Cordoba! Love the black on black - it makes a lovely background yet doesn't compete with the main image.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the colours are just stunning, so vibrant!
Not a typical Sue Wilson card but a pleasant change, the piercing ruler still gives it away though.
Hope your mum had a lovely birthday with her friends and family!!!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the colours are just stunning, so vibrant!
Not a typical Sue Wilson card but a pleasant change, the piercing ruler still gives it away though.
Hope your mum had a lovely birthday with her friends and family!!!

Gail said...

Very different for you but still luv it xx fab stamp xx GailT xx

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
simply delicious card today, you are so talented and so glad you share it all with us.

Hope your Mom and everyone had a great time yesterday, and looking forward to the pics.
Quite a few of my dies came today so am going to play now, missed out on the stamp, but will try again soon.
Hope everyone has a good day.
Susi x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Hope your mum enjoyed all her birthday wishes and you all had a great celebration birthday .

Today's card is so vibrant especially against the black toned background , I have this stamp but missing one of the colours but will improvise . Really love it , thanks Sue.

Jean D

Diane said...

A gorgeous card today Sue what beautiful colours and a fabulous stamp. Really lovely. I hope you had a super day with your mum yesterday and she enjoyed her special day. Love Diane G xxx

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A very different yet stunning card. So cheerful and bright. xx

Carol H said...

Hi Sue, belated Happy Birthday to your Mum for yesterday. I was away and had no internet access. Lovely card as usual. Have manage to purchase your Italian collection dies, the striplets, the bows and leaves. So happy playing this week. Have a great time with your mum. Carol.

Janice K said...

Another stunning creation that shows beautifully how you can create impact through inking.x

englishrose897 said...

Lovely card today.

Nana on the Hill said...

Lovely Sue, so atmospheric.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card. Love the image and the coloured background. Another stunner! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful


Lisbeth said...

I made a card using this stamp and die this weekend. I used the foliage pad from the big and juicy range. I was quite pleased with it but it is not as good as yours :-(


Jane Franklin said...

Hi to everyone. Only been blogging a short while but enjoying the camaraderie and getting to know some names. Love the colour and simplicity. Will have to improvise on stamp but the cards so versatile to do that. Luv jax

Jane said...

I like the card no what you mean about the bow lol

Jane xx

Kate's Cards said...

Love the zesty colours on this card Sue.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I hope your Mum had a super day yesterday!! I just love this card, it's a style that I have never been brave enough to try...maybe I will summon the courage to have a go, after all it's only some card and ink in reality, if it all goes wrong!! Love Sam xxx

Lilian said...

Lovely card today I love stamping. My C&C order has arrived, just need to find the time to play. Best Wishes Lilian

Theresa Pace said...

brilliant. love this type of card. sharp, vibrant and beautifully peaceful xx

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