Saturday, 5 April 2014

Happy Birthday Wishes /Sneak Peek

Hello bloggers!  Back again with another sneaky peeky!  This one showcases the Stitched Flowers by Justrite Stamps and I love this set!  I started by simply embossing coconut white card with my new A4 embossing folder called Celtic Flower.    I added a white on white border using the Italian collection border.  For the focal element, I cut the Umbria die out of white card and backed it with a solid lilac circle die so the colour just peeks through.  I stamped the tag from the Stitched Flower set using a black Archival Ink pad.  I cut it out with the matching Antique tag die by Justrite and inked through the die with Dusty Concord before removing it.  I stamped the sentiment and used the smaller die to cut it out and inked it lightly as well.  I layered them up with foam mounting pieces and added them to the centre of my card.  I stamped three of the flowers from the set with black ink on lilac card and cut them out by hand (they are very easy to cut out by hand)  I stamped the flowers again on white card and just cut the centres out and layered them up onto mu flowers.  I used a white pencil to highlight the flowers a bit then added them to my card.  I also stamped one of the butterfly from the set and cut him out and added him to the top of the card.  I tied a messy bow and placed it on my border with one of the flowers and some Bakers Twine.  I finished the card with some pearl swirls around my focal element and a double pierced mat layer with a thin lilac mat added in the middle of them.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size.

Now we have three winners of the Wednesday card giveaway to announce today.  The first winner is:
Heather Harrison!!! (gold card)

The second card winner is:
Aspiring Crafter!!! (pink and black card)

The third card winner is:
Debbie Tinks!!! (card with Nestabling)

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

If anyone is in the area today, I will be doing a demo at the Coleman's warehouse in Rushden (Northamptonshire) all day  (10 to 4 demo time, doors open at 8:30 am)  I would love for you to come by and say hi and please let me know that you are on the blog, as I would love to be able to a face with the name!  All for now, Sue x


Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good Morning Sue,
We are so lucky to have your as our resident craft extraordinaire, I really like today's offering!!
the lilac is gorgeous and those flowers just lovely!!

The pressure is still on, I was not able to find an outfit last night, from the thousands of really lovely things. The problem being that most designs, even that of Jacques Vert would not fit or cover my Sumo warrior type & size of arms and chest!! Oh yes and Belly.
Travelling to Windsor today and will maybe have to have a bespoke outfit made.

Well have a lovely day whatever you are doing and hugs to everyone.

Pam said...

Beautiful card, congrats to all winners. Have a good weekend everyone

Cameeli of Richmond said...

PS. Congratulations to the winners, Have a great day in Rushden, its a bit far for me but looking forward to seeing you a Ally Pally next Saturday!!
Cameeli xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow gorgeous card,lovely colours and that background is out of this world. Looks like I have more stuff to put on the wish list which grows daily. Thanks Sue.x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love this embossing folder - something else to add to the ever growing "wish list"! Congratulations to all the card winners.
Carmeeli, don't put yourself down, you have done fantastically well to lose so much weight. There will be the perfect outfit for you, it's just sometimes the stress of having to find something blinkers us to something that's right there in front of us. Try to ENJOY your day in Windsor.
Sue xxx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you it is a very pretty card,congrats to all the winners.
I will do my very best to try and get to say hello. Have fun and a good weekend everyone Take care Kitty.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue and crafters
What a simply stunning card! I LOVE the new Celtic flower embossing folder. It is fabulous. Like the cute flowers with their button centres and the sweet little butterfly. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie Durrant said...

Lovely bright and cheerful card Sue, nice sentiment font and modern flowers. Hope you have an enjoyable day at your demo - I'm now off to Excel, love from Jackie D

Rosie said...

What a lovely card. I have your new Art Deco A4 folder. Perhaps I need the Celtic Flower one, too!

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card i do like these dies. Im off to get some of uour dies today. I love the colours you have choosen for todays card. See you here tomorrow. Take care Sue xx

congratulations yo all todays winners xx

Debs A

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. What a beauty today. Lovely colours and the lilac just makes everything pop of the card. I love all your new embossing folders. Congrats to all the winners. Have a great day sue.
Best Wishes
Denise x

Brenda Hanlon said...

Good luck for today Sue, sadly it's to far for me, I'm sure you won't be short of support. Love the new embossing folder.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the colour combo you have used congratulation to the winners thanks Tracy w x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love all your new embossing folders and they have gone to the top if my 'I need' list. Today's card is so pretty as well as the stamps you've used. Have a great day in Rushden I wish it was nearer so I could go. Congratulations to the winners.
Hugs x
Heather T

Annie Pennington said...

Love the new embossing folder, it's a gorgeous design. Have a lovely day. xx Annie P

Nicola Belshaw said...

Morning Sue
This card is so beautiful. I am so looking forward to tomorrow's shows. Have a great day today at Coleman's xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this card Sue.

Alison Couchman said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners as they get a Sue original to keep.

I really like the cute, almost cartoon style of the stamps and that embossing folder is a real wow!

Am off to do a Master Crafts Fair today - the first of the year. I have only a few cards to sell as time got away from me. It's my new fabric painted pieces and hand-dyed silk scarves that I'm hoping will go down well with the visitors. A bit nervous :-)

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card. Am off out to Sincerely Yours show at Leigh today with my Mother in Law.


Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue. I love lilac and white, so today's card is right up my street! The Celtic Flower embossing folder is a definite 'must have'. Well done to all of the winners ~ soon to be the proud owners of a Sue masterpiece! Hugs,
Maggie x

Annie said...

Beautiful card, Sue -love the matching butterfly and flowers, gorgeous.
Good luck with the outfit hunting, Cameeli, you'll find the perfect outfit in the end and you'll be gorgeous!
Happy weekend everyone x

Anonymous said...

one word says it all, stunning! hugs Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Love the background and the Italian dies, Sue, a lovely card.
Have a good day at Rushden, for once not envious as looking forward to Haverfordwest!

'P' in Wales

Well done to winners.
Oh Cameeli - don't see yourself that way because my guess is no-one elso does; you have lost 3 stone OMG and there's a super outfit out there just waiting for you to find it. Good luck at Windsor!
GL too to Alison at craft fair.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love this card! Your new embossing folders are gorgeous, think they have to go on my wish list for Ally Pally, better bring a suitcase I think! The stamps are lovely too. Congratulations to all the winners of your beautiful cards. Love Jean xxx

Crisco said...

Gorgeous card again today - Lovely Lilac.

Congratulations to all the winners - wish I was closer to Rushden ...

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I hope your demos go well today I wish I lived close enough to go. I might be able to come to Ally Pally which is just next week. Congratulations to the winners. Have a great day. Love Jackie

iReneM said...

A beautiful card, Sue.

I shall be at Coleman's early today and hoping to get a front seat for your demo's :)

My shopping list is so long it's scary, LOL


floss said...

Hi Sue,
A Wow of a card today. I love the colour and like Rosie said, I have the Art Demo folder and must now get the Celtic Flower folder. It isn't until you actually see them embossed, that you realize how lovely they are. Cogrants to all the winners. X

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
I love today's creation, the embossing folder is beautiful.
Great colours and design.
Off to visit a Craft Shop doing Demos later this morning. They sell your "goodies" I feel an embossing board purchase coming on.......and more I am sure.
Congratulations to the winners
Have a fantastic day

Patricia xxx

cebelica said...

This is gorgeous! Hugs! xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue stunning card today, love it all. Lilac is oneof my favourite colours and it looks so pretty with the white. That background folder is beautiful , but so are all the dies Congratulations to all the winners x

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
What a beautiful card-I too think the embossing folder is beautiful -going to be naughty and ask you to do them in A 5 s!!
Also can't believe I have actually won one of your originals and the one I really liked the most!
Congrats other winners.
Hope your day goes well Sue and looking forward to your shows tomorrow,

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the embossing folder in fact I love them all, just wish I had more money. Great design and colours, perfection.
Well done to the lucky winners.
Hope you have a great day.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A beautiful gift for a rather dull Saturday morning. You have certainly brightened my day Sue.
Your colour scheme for today is fantastic - I love the colour of lilac/purple and in any shades.
Your Umbria die was the first one I bought the week of the launch and somehow it just keeps jumping into my hands! It's just gorgeous.
No crafting today as it has shopping has to be done.
Congratulations to the lucky three. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous card, loving the colours and the embossing folder.
Have a lovely day at Colemans.
Congratulations to the very lucky Winners !!
I still 'live in hope' of being lucky enough to Win a 'Sue original'.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, stunning card n love the stamps. It is such a pity that live so far away or would have been there, congratulations to the winners. Have a great weekend.

Love June

Nanny Jo said...

A delightful card, Sue...I love the flowers and butterfly stamps, and the embossing folder is going on my wishlist... :) Jo x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and Wilsonettes hope you all feel rested. Congrats to all the winners enjoy your Sue W.O.W's
oh how I lived in Northampton as Id love to watch you demo in person Sue (without sounding like a crazy weirdo Im sure Id be 'starstruck') lol !
Thank you for another beautiful gift this morning, it shows the folder off a treat.
Pam - dont be cruel to yourself you have worked so hard and done so well. Id love to be a little bigger as with my tummy probs, Ive had stupid children shout " a stick insect with a stick " and " look at her that stick is bigger than that anorexic spaka" !! So id gladly have some off you to help us both : )
You will look and feel amazing whatever you wear xx
Alison - it is nerve racking wondering if you will sell, sending luck to you, looking forward to reading how you do xx
One more sleep till Sue Sunday and I cant wait.

Sending love and cuddles to you all, enjoy your Saturday.
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, congrats to the lucky winners and I hope you have a good day.
Beverley W

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue I have to make a birthday card today - perfect!!!
Denise X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card clean and fresh and crisp beautiful.

Congrats to the winners

Enjoy your weekend everyone

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - fab card - love the EF and the flowers - wil be watching tomorrow and see you at AP next week - not long now...starting to get excited.
Clare W

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - I love this card and the embossing folder is going to be a must.

Congrats to the lucky winners and Cameeli please do not be despondent there is the perfect outfit out there for a lady who has done so well with your weight loss and will look stunning I am sure.

Have a great weekend all and only one more sleep to go!! until my date with the TV and you Sue Helen xx

TDQ Karen said...

I really love those flowers in particular, and the folder looks great too. Lovely card. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Anne Crawford said...

Such a dreamy summery card just beautiful! I can almost imagine that butterfly flitting past and landing on one of the pretty little flowers, I love it ! Good luck with the shows tomorrow, hope my son tapes them for me to watch when I get home.Congratulations to the lucky winners! Hugs to all xo

gwen70 said...

Stunning card today Sue, love the embossing folder, will be watching tomorrow

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Great card today really pretty love the colours . hugs to all who needs one take care Sarah xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Great card today really pretty love the colours . hugs to all who needs one take care Sarah xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue stunning and my favorite colour ..happy crafting ..x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

This is beautiful and the flowers make it really modern looking. Love it.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Love this card the colours are gorgeous, love the Celtic background too
Carol x

Marleine said...

Morning Sue.

Beautiful card and those stamps are gorgeous.

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the background and the flowers are lovely, looking forward to the shows.
Marion H

samantha wade said...

A very beautiful card, love the colours, and all the dies and embossing folder, looking forward to your show, xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, well this is just too beautiful - the embossing and die are gorgeous and so is the stitched flower..together with your stunning design, just perfect! Oh goodness my wish list is now just too long, I'm going to be making decisions at Ally Pally next weekend! Have a good weekend, Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue stunning card love the embossing folder another one to go on my wish list with the Umbria die. Cameeli don't despair there is an outfit out there especially for you and you will feel so good when you find it, good luck with your shopping today. Have a good day all hugs to all who need them today. Sophy n Gran

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
O dear! another embossing folder needs to be on order ! I'm still hoping for the Hearts Trellis coming back soon!
Steph! I'm sorry that the children say that to you.... made me so angry... they need a talking to!
Love the Lilac Flowers Sue!
Well done to the winners!

doreenj said...

Love that embossing folder too!!! Sorry won't be able to get to Colemans today, bother!!!! Enjoy your time there,

Doreen x

Laura O said...

fab card ,love this new embossing folder ,and the stamps are so pretty .Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This card is so gorgeous and in one of my favourite colours, too. I already have the dies so I am ready to play.
The TV is already set for your shows tomorrow so hope they don't change the times! Thank you for giving us a sneak peak of this wonderful card.
Hope you have a great day today, wish I could be there, too!
Love Lesley S
West Sussex

Helen Jones said...

hi sue yet another beautiful card see you later at rushden Helen Jones

Gail said...

Hi Sue, from a wet and windy field in Cornwall! (I am in a caravan)
Stunning card, love it .White on white all the time.
Gail C x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card....plenty of white with a touch of colour....just my style. Oh and I definitely nee your new embossing folder.

Love Sheila xx

rachel said...

wonderful exquisite card - that embossing folder is such a beauty - love it xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love these flowers they are really cute, and made to go with your dies and embossing folder, it all looks very spring like. A week tomorrow is my beautiful daughter's wedding. I have this terrible feeling there is something I have forgotten, can't think what! Keeping my fingers crossed for nice weather as she is having a horse and carriage to take her part of the way to the venue. Hope you have a great weekend, will be watchingon Sunday.

Love Rosemarie xx

englishrose897 said...

Delightful card. Have a great weekend everyone. Sally x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today. The new embossing folder is fabulous and a " must have" - love anything Celtic. The colours you have chosen are probably my favourite combination too. Looking forward to the shows tomorrow. Good luck for today. Cameeli - don't put yourself down , you have done brilliantly. There is a range of clothing for us larger ladies by Chesca - I know up here John Lewis and House of Fraser stock. It is a " designer" label for larger ladies and not outrageously priced. I have 3 beautiful dresses that I bought for school proms, weddings etc. anyway good luck and enjoy Windsor. Love to everyone, Alison xxx

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nattyboots said...

Beautiful card again Sue
Congrats to all winners
Take Care
Elaine H X

Debra Denman said...

Morning Sue. Have fun today. I too wished I lived near so I could come and see you demo. Living in Somerset we don't get to see many fabulous ladies like yourself in iur parts.
Love the card today. The stamps are really nice. I do love stamps. The folder is beautiful.
Well done to the lucky winners.
All have a lovely weekend.
Debra x

alimecca said...

Hi again,
Forgot to say congratulations to all of the lucky winners- I'm very jealous! Steph those comments made by children were incredibly cruel and they obviously didn't know what a kind, caring and friendly person you are. Love Alison xx

Victoria said...

The best bit of today's card is the background - I love the embossing folder. Really effective. Not overly keen on the flower stamp, but I do like the overall design of the card.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card love it . thanks for all your work love Jean Z xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card, lilac and white is such a gorgeous colour combo. Wish I could go to Rushden today, but looking forward to you on the show tomorrow. Congrats to the winners of the cards. Bx

Jane said...

Just divine love the colours on today's card

Jane xx

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, really pretty card today, love the colour combo and the embossing folder is gorgeous! Can't wait to see you and Julia at Ally Pally next week and saving pennies for a spending splurge then! Love, Karen x

Joan D said...

Lovely card and superb embossing folder. Another one on my never ending away this weekend at my sons in Surrey so had to record tomorrow's shows.
Have a great weekend everyone xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness this is sooooooooooo gorgeous again Sue. I absolutely LOVE what you´ve done here, it´s sooo stunning work. You just never disappoint with your gorgeous work here.

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

This is another stunner, so, so pretty. Love the design and colours. The new stamps look great.

Congratulations to the winners.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today's card and the new Celtic flower embossing folder, another addition to my wish list. Cameeli, don't put yourself down, there is an outfit just waiting for you today, good luck with your shopping. Congrats to the winners, you lucky ladies! Take care, Jess

Lacelady said...

Oh Sue, you have done it again, now I want the celtic ebossing folder and the stamps for the flowers! My bucket list is long enough to fill a whole skip!

Cameeli, I hope you find something that you like and fits.

Congrats to the winners too.

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

A beautiful card to start the day with and such a pretty colour too. The new embossing folder looks fab so it looks like something else needs to be added to my ever growing "wish list"! Congratulations to all of todays winners (once again I am green with envy) and thank you Sue for sharing this with us. Hope you have a good day in Rushden and that you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Margaret A.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love it, love it, love it. A really beautiful card in every way. I love every element of it. The background is beautiful. Thank You.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue, I know I keep saying this, but it is true, yet another beautiful card, my favourite colour "Lilac" also love your new Embossing folder, this is yet another to add to my wish list!!! Well hope you have a good day at Rushden sorry can't make it another time maybe!
Have a good weekend everyone.
Susi x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue congrats to the winner and enjoy your demo day xx hazel

Micky French said...

Lovely card today Sue, really looking forward to your shows tomorrow.
Your demo day is to far for me to travel but I am going to London next weekend to go to Ally Pally on Saturday so hopefully see you there.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Hugs to all love from Michelle xxxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card Sue.
Gr Elly

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, I Really Love Today's Awesome Card it's such a Beautiful Fresh Looking Card, I really Love your New Embossing Folders and this Celtic one is just Stunning.
I really Love the Fresh Colours you've chosen for your Card today, is this one of The New Stamps from JustRite! as always they do such Fabulous Stamps so detailed, also your Truly Stunning Dies I just Love them I have The Umbria Die and I really Love it, I so enjoy it when you show us how many different ways they can be used. Thanks for sharing this Beautiful Card and I really Love how you breakdown all steps of making the Card and different section of the card in photograph form it shows such details.
I'm sure you have had a fabulous day today, looking forward to the shows tomorrow.
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs From Sam x
To All The Wonderful Wilsonettes I truly hope you're all well it's very dull where I live, but watching Sue tomorrow will brighten up my weekend.
Congratulation to the "Wednesday Gift Winners"
Hugs from Sam

Kate's Cards said...

Sue you have truly surpassed yourself with this one! I am loving the stitched flowers and butterflies!

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love the card it's stunning congrats to all the winners that pink and black card is so so beautiful have a lovely day die love always June xxxxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Beautiful card in my favourite lilac and my, that embossing folder is something special.
Looking forward to tomorrows shows.
Enjoy your demo day.
Ang x

Susan White said...

Love the colours on this card, but personally find the background a bit busy and distracting from the focal element, which is just lovely. Congrats to all the card winners from Wednesday and good luck with your demo today! Susan x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the new stamps.
Alison Couchman,I know its nerve wrecking but I'm sure you'll be fine at the crafts fair.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Cameeli, hope you have a good day in Windsor.
Have a good weekend everyone. xx

Anonymous said...

GAIL. Repeat of Sue's TS show is on CRAFT EXTRA 668 at 9pm tomorrow evening if you are home in time to record. Hope this info helps.
Lancashire Steph xx

lynda said...

Good sunny morning Sue & Wilsonettes
I love this card Sue its so pretty ,lovely colours too
I have just ordered the Umbria die & so pleased you have given me some inspirations for it thank you.
Have a good day Sue sadly it's too far for me.,but looking forward to Sundays TV shows.
love & hugs Lynda Brock xx
Congratulations to the three lucky winners of a Sue original enjoy them.

Camille good luck with your dress shopping today just think you are three stone lighter there will be the perfect outfit out there waiting for you to find. Sending you hugs xx
Steph so sorry you have to put up with all those horrible things children say about you they can be so very very cruel sending you hugs xx
Love & hugs to all who need them & Pam thinking of you take care Lynda xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Wow Wow wow, and that's just the embossing folder, love this card so freash looking, i am afraid i will not be at Rushden, it's a bit far for me i am in Surrey, BUT will be at Ali-Pali on Saturday next, shopping list is getting longerrrrrrr.

Good luck to Caameeli in Windsor(all those roundabouts), and good luck to Alison at her craft fair, and congrats to all the winners, although i think we are all winners with you as our crafty gurhru.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Kim Patten said...

Really beautiful card, Sue

Brooke b said...

Good morning Sue hope you have a love day today. Gorgeous card I love the colour, the flower stamps look great. I think I'm going to have to put them on my wishlist. JB xxxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Todays card is so beautiful Sue with the celtic embossing folder and your round dies, which until now i haven't really had a want for then, and now you go and do this to me, so i need them. The white with the lilac is such a lovely calming, soothing combination, with your new stamp flowers and buttons has that whimsical look. A+ top of the class. Enjoy your time in Rushden today, oh how jealous i am off all you lucky people that are coming to see you, hope you all have a fantastic day.
Cameeli my dear flower, you are a beautiful, gorgeous, curvacious woman. Show that bust off with pride, its yours and not man made. You have a beautiful figure and you have just to see the right outfit on it. Never put yourself down like you have today as you should be proud of what you have achieved, i know we all are.
And Steph, i would like to clatter those ignorant little horrors heads together, but i know exactly how you are feeling. My mum and i are the spitting image of each other...she is 5st and i am 14st 3. My mum has always been under 7.5 stone, but since losing my dad she is fading away before my eyes. She had a leprechaun on her leg that is upside down(birth mark)and is very conscious of it especially at the cruelness of others about her weight, size and marking. She too has IBS, amongst a LOT of very severe health issues. She is so thin that her hip bone has worn through her skin and is now an open wound the size of a gala melon. When working ,while everyone else was stripping off as much as they could to lose weight, she has spanners,screwdrivers, scissors and anything else that she needed to do her work, in her pockets so she was heavier than the last time that she had had a shreikin' about being to light. She always brought my twin and i up not to be pass remarkable about anyone, and i hope i have kept to that with my own children. These little hooligans have obviously been dragged up and not brought up or they wouldn't have noticed you being any different than being a new face to see. You are a beautiful person and they are just to ignorant to see that.
Oh Tres, how lucky you are to have a very special daughter who loves you. Enjoy your dies and now every time you use her cup you will be giving her that special kiss. You should be very proud of your granddaughter as being able to play any musical instrument brings such lasting love to someone. They can enjoy alsorts of music and bring soothing serenity to their lives in times of need.
Lynda, i am wondering if the ink mark was the reason for the shop assistant telling you not to open the box until a week before your wedding, so that it was way past time for you to bring it back? I would have thought that they would have inspected it as they were wrapping it up into the special folds to prevent excessive creasing. I am so glad you showed your father his princess' gown.
Brenda, i never had the minister falling asleep on me but i did need to get all made up again 6 weeks later because i didn't have photograph of me with my parents, or them together or even a single of me. So my album has the group shots of my mum in own outfit with a frisbee(her hat took off in the middle of the pictures outside the church. Have you ever seen a large group of men chasing a apricot flying saucer down a road and into a cemetery? A sight to be hold and not one i would advertise as playing amongst the gravestones is very rude. Fun and laughter for all.
Have a great weekend everyone and i hope to see you all tomorrow,
Love and crafty hugs to you my very special friends,
Norah (dreich Glenochil)

magpie said...

Helloooo sue and all the Wilsonettes! Loving this happy, cheerful card Sue. Love the lilac/white on white too. The flowers are gorgeous. It just puts a spring in your step! Thank you! Awwww Cameeli, You will find that outfit. The less you worry the more chance you will have finding your outfit because you're not so stressed out. Don't put yourself down duck, you have done wonderfully and you should be proud of yourself! Take care everyone and have a great day. Off to meet a friend for a cuppa and a chat. Congratulations to the winners! sending love and hugs and prayers to all need them today. xx Love Karen xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card you have given us today, love the embossing folder - have added that my shopping list!
Hope you're having a great demo day in Rushton. Looking forward to tomorrow's shows.
Take care, love Brenda xxx
Cameeli, Hope you find your outfit today, just don't stress and whatever you choose I'm sure you will look lovely.

Steph, ignore the rude comments from the youngsters, put it down to their ignorance.

Pearl said...

Morning Sue - can't wait to see the shows on Sunday!

This card is fab and I would like to give it a try.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from pearl

nancyd said...

Morning Sue. A gorgeous card love the colours
and stamps are fab. A really beautiful card.
Nancyd xx (ps. Congratulations to all the winners.)

hollyberry said...

Beautiful colours on a beautiful card,the flowers are lovely.

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the soft lilac colour and the flowers and butterfly are lovely. Have a great weekend and looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally. Hugs, Carol S.xx

3362 Jan said...

Morning Sue. Wow this is so lovely. I love the colours, so fresh. That is another embossing folder I need!!
Have a great weekend. Hugs. Jan.xx

sued99 said...

Beautiful card. The colours look so pretty together and those flower stamps are just my kind of thing!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the colours, the embossing, the pretty flowers, butterfly and dies. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

weefortune said...

GM Sue another stunning card, looking forward to Sundays Show, Elaine x

TOB said...

Beautiful card. How I love your range of embossing folders and dies. My streak of envy comes out every Saturday when the winners are announced and it's not me.(boo,hoo) Congrats to all. Norah(McPhee) I sympathise with the way you feel I don't know why people can be so cruel.Cameeli its how beautiful you are inside that counts.I have not been well for several weeks now and am struggling to get things together for a small craft fair in my local community but am lucky that my husband and daughter are helping me. I don't know about other people but I am finding it increasingly difficult to find items that people can afford to pay for. So besides my cards I am making Heart shaped boxes and putting fancy hair accessories in them. If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them. Thanks. Hugs Theresa x

jane stillman said...

Oh my, what a fabulous card Sue. Hope you have a great time in Rushden. Congratulations to the winners xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the colours you've used and the embossing background is lovely.

Congratulations to the winners if your beautiful cards.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Jill Liddle said...

Love everything about this card today. Purple, in all it's shades are my favourite.

greendragon said...

Oh my word, I will have to get that embossing folder - gorgeous! Love the flower stamps too.

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and everyone.
beautiful card today Sue I love
the colours you have chosen
thank you for the sneak peaks
but they make me think oh I need that lol,
Pam try and have a nice weekend,
Cameeli hope you get an outfit sorted today Good luck.
Tina hope your plans are back on track.
have a nice weekend everyone
from Christine C and Ella

CraftyJo said...

Very delicate and so pretty :)

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card, the lilac and white are my favourite colours. Just love your new embossing folders. Loving the stitched flowers. Hope you can find an outfit today Cameeli, I'm sure you will. You will look lovely anyway. Hi To Step and Norah. I do love reading your whimsies. I love looking at Sue's card but also to reading everyone's comments.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. The lilac on white is a lovely combination - great card.
Congrats to the lucky winners & I hope all those lucky enough to get to the demo have a wonderful time.

Anonymous said...

Theresa. At Christmas I made some cards for little people to colour themselves. I stamped Santa and a reindeer 6 of each. A cheap pack of crayons (remembering to put the warning re age usage of crayons) on the pack and they all sold. So Easter chicks/bunnies/eggs and crayons and children can colour them and hand to teachers etc (Sue has a fab Easter/Spring stamp) which would make beautiful childrens 'colour your own card' pack. I also typed a small sign and decorated it before laminating it. Also at the market I did 2 weeks ago I bought packet of fluffy yellow chicks just to highlight the area my Easter cards were placed and a polyanthus plant by the MD cards. Presentation of your area counts too. So make it stand out without over doing it : ) Think Spring and fresh. Hope I have managed to help just a little.

Lancashire Steph xx

Debbie said...

Wow simply stunning.Beautiful colour combo.Love it.Looking forward to your show.Hugs Debbie x

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
Lovely colours white with the lilac.
Not too keen on these particular flower stamps, but I do like your embossing folders!
Will be tuning in at some point on Sunday - must get my email ready and fingers crossed to win a card - looking forward to the demos.
Note to Aspiring Crafter - if you want to pass on Sue's card when you've finished with it - I can give it a good home.
Congratulations to all the Winners of the Wednesday Giveaway.
Sheila x

terrie said...

What a gorgeous turned out awesome...I love it!
Well done Sue.

Congrats to all three winners!

Rachel Taylor said...

Beautiful creation it reminds me of a wedding cake
Crafty hugs Rachel x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, OMG WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CARD, now this card I love, sue I would love to jump in your head for just 1 hour just to get a bit of your craftiness from you lol, how you come up with your ideas,
Well see you tomorrow can not wait its been 2 long lol,
Crafty hugs Julie xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, how I wish it was my birthday and I was receiving a card like this. It is beautiful.
Congratulations to all the very lucky Wednesday winners.
Recorder is set for tomorrow so I don't miss a bit and can then look back on all your fabulous demo's.

Pauline99 said...

Hi sue

Sorry I've not been commenting lately I've been so busy with my card making. Mother's Day was a huge hit and I found myself in the craft room a lot.

I'm loving today's cards of course the colours are totally up my street. Love those new flower stamps and how you used one of your dies for the centre and layered it up.
Can't wait for the shows.

All the best Pauline ( freedom99)

Janhass said...

Hi Sue. I Love, love, love the stitched flower stamp. The card is gorgeous. Can't wait for tomorrow's show on C&C. Have a fab weekend x

Lindsay Martin said...

Right first off cameeli never let us read your put downs again, you always sound such a lovely caring person and contrary to what most men think size does no matter it's what's inside that's important! I'm keeping my fingers crossed you find that perfect outfit today,there is just the right one out there somewhere, it's just a matter of finding it. Good luck Alison with your craft fair today, and well done to the amazingly fortunate Wednesday card winners. Now for today's card, love it, and think the embossing folder is great, I really need a money tree in the fields, so much I would love to buy, maybe someone will take pity on me and by me something SW for my birthday this week. Lucky people to get to see you live Sue, I think you should come and demo in Shropshire, I would cancel all lessons and watch you avidly instead. Looking forward to tomorrow's show, will try and email in to fill your cup even more, no foals still I sure it won't be long though, love to you all, have a good Saturday everyone xxx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card today so elegant and rich looking and the embossing folder is wonderful, when I am finished here I will be going onto Sunrise Crafts to order one.
Cameeli please don't put yourself down you have done so well you should be so proud of what you have achieved. When you are looking for an outfit don't tell the shop assistants it is for your son's wedding as they only bring out the most expensive outfits there will be a beautiful one waiting for you that will fit perfectly and enhance your good looks so stop the worrying enjoy your shopping.
Steph just tell those dreadful children you will regard their remarks with the contempt they deserve. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and you have a heart of gold and so beautiful.
Sorry Sue but you are far too far away to visit, so envious of those who will be able to visit have a wonderful day, looking forward to your shows tomorrow.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Margaret corgi owner said...

P.S. Almost forgot sorry, congratulations to the lucky winners today.
Margaret corgi owner

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! I love the stamps from Justrite and my list is endless now.

Alice G said...

Really love the background and the dies but prefer the more dimensional flowers, they just are a bit more classy. Congrats to all the winners - they are so lucky to get a wilson original!

Looking forward to your shows tomorrow Sue.

Alice xx

SusanP, Kent said...

This is beautiful Sue. The Celtic Flower folder gives a very pretty pattern to the background. (I want all your new folders). The Stitched Flowers make lovely embellishments together with your fabulous dies.
I'll be watching eagerly tomorrow. Have a great weekend.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. I had forgotten about this folder but now it's a definite must have. Just so pretty. As for the flowers and butterfly, they are really cute and I need them! Looking forward to seeing you on our TVs again. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card this is. The colours spell "spring", and your embossing folder is another stunner. Everything comes together so beautifully.
Thank you for sharing.
Apropos sharing - congratulations to the winners.
Looking forward to Sunday.
Hugs, Rose

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yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Thank you for this stunning sneak peek, I love your Celtic embossing folder. The flowers are gorgeous, so modern. Sorry it is too far to travel to see you, enjoy the day, I am sure that you will have lots of visitors.
Cameeli don't ever put yourself down again, you are a beautiful person and have done so well, there will be a perfect outfit waiting for you, don't get stressed.
Steph you are a kind loving person, ignore those cruel ignorant children.
Alison good luck at the craft fayre.
Congratulations to the three lucky winners.
Take care eeveryone.
Hugs June xxxx

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue,
that embossing folder is very good - my wants list just got a little longer!

Margaret O

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card, It is amazing how white on white looks so classy
Pat x

Blue Rose said...

I love your card, the colors especially. Love the embossing folder, and those flowers. Wow, just beautiful. Congrats to the lucky winners.

Janice Robinson said...

Love this card the new Celtic folder is amazing need this.

Karen Drew said...

Congratulations to the winners.
More items for my "need" list. It just seems to be getting longer and longer........sigh!!!!
Beautiful card
Karen xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love everything about this card. Thank you. Its a double edged blow tomorrow. You on the tele and its my birthday and the family taking me out for a meal. Will have to set the recorder but everything will probably be sold out by the time I can watch ahhhhh.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
Lovely card today Sue. The stamp set looks really versatile and that's before I've seen what you will come up with! So looking forward to tomorrow - will try to see a few minutes live but already set Record!
Cameeli, so sorry you were disappointed yesterday but I reckon when it comes to clothes shopping you either have a great day or a hopeless one! Don't give up and don't get down - you are such a lovely lady! Maybe by now you've found that outfit! Hope so! x

Steph, how awful! Children did not used to behave like that! It's not just me wearing rose tinted glasses. Good manners and kindness seem to have become old fashioned at least for some! When you are unwell to add insult to injury is just awful. They don't know you like we do! X
Norah, what a picture - a chase after an apricot flying saucer! We were at a wedding a few years ago and there was a pond in the grounds of the Hotel. Young lady's hat blew off and landed right in the middle - oh no, says she I paid £9 99 for that!!
Love to all,

Anonymous said...

Pretty Card I especially love the folder. Mabex

Janette MacArthur said...

Really looking forward to tomorrow's shows - love the new embossing folders & your card is stunning!
Sue, how about coming up to Scotland with some demonstrations???
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend
Janette x

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Love this card will have to get the stitched flowers they are lovely. Cant believe I have won one if your cards. What a nice anniversary pressie. Thank you so much.heather x

Sandy H said...

A lovely card today and in my favourite colours.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners. I'm envious. Happy Ruby Wedding Anniversary to Heather Harrison. So pleased that you've won today and that it's the first card. Finger crossing obviously works!

Helen Jones said...

hi sue ps thanks for the lovely demo at Colemans this morning I was the lady who gave you a tissue for the gilter peacock sample now got my mum intrested in your work.thankyou for a great morning please could do more demo's there please as only half hour from Peterborough. Thank for again Helen Jones

Joanna Dickson said...

As usual Sue another beautiful card. I'm just in awe of you. Have a fab weekend, what's left of it. Love Jo xx

nannapat said...

What a fabulous embossed design on the background - I MUST get that folder! Beautiful card Sue, I love the lilac colour peeking through the Umbria die and the flowers are so sweet. Pat x

Clai01 said...

Congrats to the winners
and absolutely lovely card, really looking forward to the shows tomorrow and seeing more samples too, gorgeous as always x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Beautiful card - love the colours, really stands out. Congrats to the winners xxx

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card Sue, can't wait for tomorrow. Ann (France)

ang said...

Stunning card, love the flowers and embossing angxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card today and my favourite colours.
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs to all and happy crafting.
Love Tina x

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous! Loving the colours and I absolutely adore the embossing folder! I will have to have it! xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
congrats winners x
I love this card the colou combo lilac and white so clean and fresh and i have to get that embossing folder lol xx
crafty hugs
Helen Terry x

Mo said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card as always. Just when I think I don't need any more craft stuff you come up with something new!! I really like these stamps. I will watch C&C tomorrow. Thanks. Luv Mo

Joanne K said...

Good evening Sue, what a bright and fresh card you have for us today. Looking forward to tomorrow's shows. Fingers crossed I shall be crafting along with you. Congratulations to the card winners. Kind regards Joanne K x

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card. Congratulations to the three winners. Cameeli I hope you found your outfit and I am sure you will look beautiful on the day you have done so well with your weight loss. Steph try and ignore those ignorant children I know it hurts but most people will see you for the wonderful caring person that you are. Love and hugs to everyone.

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
Amazing card today, really loving the new Justrite stamps.
I can see my list for next week ever growing.
Amanda x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous, love the texture and colour

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous card.Love the embossed background-it's stunning.Beautiful colours.
Helen Bx

Theresa Pace said...

i really like this. the flowers are quirky but really pretty. i love the freshness of this card xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Well as usual, another stunning card today !! Your new embossing folder looks fab !! I think it is another must have for me !! I love all the new dies and stamps you have used and I know tomorrow will be very difficult, trying to watch your shows live and trying not to buy anything. ( I am waiting to spend my money at Alley Palley.) I am not sure I will succeed and may give in before the end of the show !!
I can't wait to see you tomorrow and I am really looking forward to it. Take care Sue love Tres x x x

Thanks for all the kind comments.
Cameeli, I am sure you will find your perfect outfit. You have lost all that weight and I know you will look fantastic !! x x x
Steph, you are a wonderful person. Don't ever forget that !! x x x
Norah, You make me smile and you brighten up my day. Thank you. x x x
To all Wilsonettes, take care, lots of love Tres x x x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue congrats to all the winners,another super card,love your embossing folder,the flowers are very different.,the colours work so well,the lilac is so soft.looking forward to seeing you tomorrow ,I hope today went well for you.

Janice K said...

A beautiful card in a lovely colour with super embossed details.x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colours you've used on today's card and your fantastic new embossing folder which I am lucky to have , the new flower stamp is lovely and different. Will be watching tomorrow looking forward to your shows . Congrats to today's winners !!
Jean D

SHARICA said...

Absolutely Stunning :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the stamps - looking forward to tomorrow's shows.
Veronique L

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, not too keen on these stamps I prefer more realistic and delicate flowers, loving the embossing folder though.
Donna Jones

Janice Wallace said...

Not too sure about the style of flowers on this, but love everything else.
Janice W

karenlotty said...

Congrats winners This card is definitely my type of cardThose stitched flowers are beautiful I hope you have some stock left at Ally Pally on Sunday I am loving all of your folders & dies Waiting for email from Joanna Sheen for the Art Deco one to come back into stock So looking forward to going to AP Didn't know til Friday just gone whether I was going to be able to go Yeh!

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colour

dreamer said...

Such a sweet card Sue, so delicate with the lilac flowers and the black stamping on top, with I was on your side of the world to be able to come and watch you in Rushden
It would so interesting thank you Wendy, down under

johanna said...

such a lovely card i love the colours congrats to all the winners

Val said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I have the circular die you used in the middle and am loving it. I have a few of your new dies and love them all. If I had the money, I would have all of them.

Anonymous said...

Stunning card, love the lilac and white.

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