Monday, 7 April 2014

Hello My Friend

 Hello crafters!  Stitched flowers are the star of this card.  I did reach for my Heart Lattice embossing folder for the background on this one (I made this card before I had the new folders in my possession!).  I actually cut the aperture using the California Collection Decorative Frames Set B, which gave me a pretty pierced aperture opening, then I embossed it with the Heart Lattice folder.  I wanted a little bling so I added a glue bead all the way around the edge and sugared it with Diamond Sprinkles.  I used smaller sizes of the dies from the California Collection to create a decreasing aperture and I alternated with custard card and coconut white card.  I wanted to create areas where I could tuck flowers into so they were peeking out behind others flowers.  I stamped the stitched flowers on to an assortment of coloured card, blush, custard, periwinkle and duck egg blue using a Black Archival ink pad.  I cut them out by hand as they are all very easy to cut, added some tone on tone colouring with Distress Markers  and layered them up with the leaves around the opening of the aperture.  I stamped a sentiment in black and mounted the aperture over it.  I added some pearl swirls to the top and bottom of the card and scattered a few pearls across the sentiment.   The card was then finished with a double white pierced mat with a thin custard card mat in the middle.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 9" in size.


Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue and all the crafty crew,
Super card today and really beautiful for any friend!!
I did see your show in the evening and recorded the earlier one, great tips and inspiration. Not sure what has happened to DB time for her to retire!!

Pam thanks to for your lovely comments yesterday and everyone else. I am floating on air. Truly a load lifted off my mind.

Shirley belated birthday wishes xx

Enjoy the day!!
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

Lovely card today. Loved the shows yesterday Sue and you are looking so slim, well done you.

Unknown said...

Beautiful Sue so fresh and spring like.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. A beautiful card, I especially like the decreasing apertures. Enjoyed the shows yesterday and you are looking fab.
I'm really pleased that you found your outfit Carmeeli. The best things happen when we're least expecting them.
Sue xxx

cebelica said...

So, so beautiful! Hugs! xx

Rosie said...

Cheery card and colours. I do like the Stitched Flower stamps for a simple, 'happy' look!

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, the shows yesterday were brilliant.your cards are in a league of their own so beautiful thank you. Take care Kitty

Vick said...

Hi and Good Day to you lovely lady, oh i so enjoyed the shows, its so long before you're back each time but i was happy to hear you are back in a week, love the cards, hugs, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

P.S I'm having a go at Sam's DT spot, wish me luck Sue xxx lots of love

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a lovely bright and cheerful card for a dull, rainy morning. Love the flowers. Bx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, Fab shows yesterday and what lovely goodies! Swore I wouldn't buy anything before Ally Pally this week...but....:) great card today, love these stamps, Carole Z x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue
Fantastic shows yesterday and couldn't resist buying some goodies! Your samples were amazing and wish they had shown more....
You also look amazing - well done you!
Sheila x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Great card loved the shows yesterday really lovely to see you on the tv again thank you Tracy w x

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card today Sue but after reading about all that custard has made me fancy one of those custard slices, now where can you get one at this time of day? xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. The flowers are so fresh and pretty. I loved the tool shed yesterday - so entertaining and some great demos. Best wishes, Anne O

Unknown said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
Just watching your shows now Sue as had to record them as visitors turned up at 11:45 ! Had my day all planned out too! Then would you believe it more showed up just before 5 so had to record that show too! Not that I'm complaining about visitors but I don't usually plan to watch tv at the weekend only when you are on Sue. Thank goodness for Virgin+.
The card is so pretty on this very miserable morning.
Hugs to all who need them.
Sue C x

kitty davies said...

Hello all Wilsonettes
Thank you all for your best wishes on the news of another grand child due in October, it will be number six. I don't know how else to talk to you all. Good luck Cameeli, and all bestwishes from very rainy Northamptonshire.Kitty

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
What a wonderful card to start the week, love the stitched flowers and the decreasing aperture.
Really enjoyed the shows and all the inspiration gleaned.
Amanda x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Lovely fresh card today. Your California Collection Decorative Frames work so well, and I love the colours of the flowers. My arthritic body changed my plans yesterday :( so was able to watch both of your great shows live, love your Scribble Glue technique, and mine was one of the names pulled out of the cup so I am over the moon:)) The new embossing folders are on my wish list, they are another gorgeous set that I hope to get soon. X for Pam. Take care.

TDQ Karen said...

What a fun card, with all the bright flowers, really cheerful . I love it

Rachel Taylor said...

A lovely card ,i love the decreasing apertures ! Fabulous shows yesterday Sue .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, loved your shows yesterday and love this card! I did order this set yesterday along with all your new embossing folders and the vintage four labels and stamps! So much for keeping my money for Ally Pally! Love Jean xxx

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue and all followers, lovely card this morning. Have a great day. Sally x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue. I loved your shows yesterday and love these stamps. Not sure what it is about flowers they always seem to grab me. Looking forward to more cards from the show xx

Magzeeann said...

Hi Sue. The decreasing apertures are pure genius ~ I'm going to have to try them! Your shows yesterday were great and today's card is beautiful. Hugs,
Maggie x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. It's so fresh and pretty. The stamped flowers are gorgeous and make a good alternative to chunky flowers if you need to post the card. I enjoyed the shows yesterday. Emailed in but didn't win one of your cards. Oh well, fingers crossed for Wednesday! Thanks for sharing.

CraftyCj said...

Cannot tell you how great it was to see you back on our screen, had to record but knew we were in for a treat and wasn't wrong. Loved the justrite stamps especially the chocolate ones and the cards as always just stunning x

Anonymous said...

Pretty colours and design - do like the decreasing apertures, Sue. As a couple of others have mentioned it, you did look lovely and Dean talked about the new slim look so well done!
But you always looked great, anyway.

'P' in Wales

Cameeli - you sound like a different lady today - pressure off!
Glad you did comment, Norah, checked back this morning and you were so late. Hope okay??

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue WOW i love this card. I adore this stamp set i think i will have to get it. I got some of your dies a the weekend and ive not stopped playing yet there great. Love the card and colours. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

ang said...

Lovely card,I am going to add that stamp set to my wish list, but as I am on a craft diet at the minute, the list is growing daily. Great show yesterday managed to get all the ironing done whilst watching.angxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Fabulous shows yesterday, great inspiration and stunning samples and demo's.
This card is gorgeous, very springlike and summery, the total opposite to what's outside my window this morning haha, rain, rain, rain !!
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

PS Well done Mrs B for winning a card, I'm jealous haha, and well done Lancashire Steph for getting your email read out xx

nuttinanni said...

A lovely Spring coloured card. hugs Cheryl xxx

Joan D said...

Fab shoes yesterday,even though I watched the first one on my mobile,coming back to the midlands from quite near to Carmellubut thrilled that my email was read out,even though Dean was reading so fast(sugar rush me thinks).
Super card sue, it's so clear and clean and uplifting,any friend would be thrilled to receive it.
Thanks for all the hints and tips.x x

Helen Jones said...

Morning sue I loved the show yesterday I was also try to cook Sunday lunch wile I was watching you the card is great all the best Helen Jones

Eemeli said...

Love the embossed background and those soft-looking pastel flowers.


Alison Couchman said...

Gorgeous, spring-like card. So fresh and pretty. Haven't watched the first show yet but managed to catch most of the later one. So many lovely samples and great demos. DB seemed almost asleep on her feet!
Have a good day everyone.

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Not sure what's good at the moment, I'm still in the middle of a very wet field in the caravan, got the joys of packing up this morning.
Here because we were celebrating my mums 84 th birthday, had a lovely week-end except for the weather. I also missed both your shows yesterday. I'm hoping my friend may have recordered it.
Oh love the very spring like card.
Gail Cx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, a beautiful card using my favourite folder. Loving the new look flowers, a nice change, fun, bright a fresh.
Loved the shows yesterday especially with Dean. The two of you together are so good. Lots of great goodies, ideas, hints & tips.
You always look fantastic but yesterday even more so with your wonderful trim figure.
Have a great day

Patricia xxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, so cheery on a miserable day. Great shows especially Tool Shed - Dean is a very cheeky happy. Really liked the sqidgy pva squiggles and Dean clever to come up with the idea of embossing this. Have to say you look fabulous so well done! Good luck to Vick. Love to everyone, Alison xx

Nanny Jo said...

I love the card, love the flowers, loved yesterday's shows!!! And you looked fabulous, too!! :) Jo xx

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue it's a grey day out there but it's made so much brighter by your lovely card this morning. Very fresh and uplifting the flower stamp is fabulous right up my street.
Great shows yesterday I watched one live and 2 recorded as I was working. I did email in though. It was nice that two of your ladies were named and one was a lucky winner.
I hope everyone has a fabulous day no matter what your doing
Debra x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful card any friend would love this card for sure. Enjoyed the shows and was nice to see you back. You look good as always. Take care all and enjoy your day x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
A pretty springlike card to cheer up a really wet and dull day. I really enjoyed your tool shed show yesterday haven't watched the 5 o'clock show yet. You looked amazing with your new slim look (not that you didn't before). I did e mail in but sadly it wasn't read out but well done Mrs B on winning a card and Steph it was brilliant hearing your e mail read out. Your doing fine Kitty and I'm pleased that you have managed to get your outfit Cameeli
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I love the card and the stitched flowers, I thought the shows yesterday were brilliant thank you so much! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A lovely bright start to a wet dull day, love these flowers I have a thing about flower dies at the moment and will be buying your larger set soon as I don't stamp.
Managed to watch shows in between visitors yesterday, love watching you with Dean.
I have a wedding card to do so might try something on the lines of todays card, watch this space as they say.
Hugs and love to all
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Nana on the Hill said...

Love this one Sue, you've done a other stunner.

Victoria said...

WOW. Another great idea - I love the decreasing apertures. Great idea. Love the fact that you can tuck the flowers into the different layers. Congratulations Sue on your wonderful shows yesterday. Very enjoyable.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. What a pretty card with all the spring coloured flowers. Watched your shows yesterday you and dean make a great team and they should have put you togeather for the later show as well. You did so many beautiful samples for the show. Hope we don't have to wait so long for you to be on the tv again. Have a lovely day sue you deserve one for all your hard work yesterday.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, lovely to see you on TV. Good idea to feed Dean,great show as always;love todays card. Mabex

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - those stitched flowers are growing on me! great card. Loved the shows yday- will definitely have a go with the scribble dribble glue technique - fab samples and loved the chocolate sauce! I did email in but didn't get read out this time - and as for the spotty potty I dont think it likes me much - maybe one day...

Looking forward to meeting you at AP on saturday - not long to go now.

As others have said (and hope you dont mind us saying) you are 'looking good girl' - what's your secret?..
Clare W

Maryann Laursen said...

This is sooo beautiful Sue, I absolutely LOVE that embossingfolder, it gives such an elegant look to all cards, and this is amazing too.

Crisco said...

Lovely spring card with very cute flowers.

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely fresh spring card today. Must get some custard and duck egg blue cardstock. X

Clai01 said...

Great shows yesterday Sue, loved the PVA's and especially the dripping chocolate sauce on the ice cream, loved everything and thanks for the Distress markers demo too. x

Rosemarie said...

Morng Sue, A lovely card for a very wet Monday morning. I love these flowers they are so happy.
Loved the shows yesterday. Can you all keep your fingers crossed for good weather next weekend for my daughter's wedding.

Love Rosemarie xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, lovely card clean n crisp. Love the stamp but bought the folders. Enjoyed the shows but hubby was not happy cos I had the telly - haha!! Have a great day.

Love June

rachel said...

those stitched flowers look wonderful - brilliant xx

heather harrison said...

Wow Sue. Another beautiful card. The shows were great. Your ideas are brilliant. Thanks again for the inspiration. Hugs Heather H.x

Dolly Daydream said...

Morning Sue
Wonderful card today, I watched yesterday and ordered these as I couldn't resist.
Have a great day everyone

Hugs Dawn Searle xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card though
must say these stamped flowers don't
do it for me just not real enough
looking I think sorry.
Nancyd xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Still not keen on these stamps but that aside its a sweet card, loving the layered aperture and iced edge.
Donna Jones

JAO said...

Really like this card, also now wanting to buy the stamps.

Unknown said...

Pretty card, recorded the shows as I was working over the weekend. Look forward to watching them.

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the card , not really keen on the flowers but you make them look so fresh and Spring like!
I love the Heart Lattice too still hoping for a re run of that design!
You looked so well too!
The rain is so heavy here I woke at 6pm as it was beating on my window so loudly!
Have a lovely day
Take Care
Love Marg

karenlotty said...

Had to record the morning shows & forgot to set it for the later one! Went out dancing - Salsa! I hope the dribble scribble glue technique that people are talkin about is on a Tool Shed one I just love these stitched flower stamps Hope I get chance to see them at Ally Pally on Sunday! Any other Wilsonettes goin then?

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card the stamps my favorite Sue.. watched the shows yesterday
On c/c lovely ....happy crafting..x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - loved your shows yesterday and did the dribble scribble which has dried overnight, so will be making a card with the pieces today! Today's card is so springlike and cheerful. Loved all your cards on yesterday's shows and you looked wonderful - 10/10 for resisting the chocolate! Best wishes

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Pretty card . So different from the usual. X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card lovely flowers fresh and Spring like ooooh wish it was Spring here all I can see is rain rain and more rain.

Loved the shows yesterday especially the 2 hour one with Deano what is he like with the choc and sweets he he he lol you have given me lots of ideas for making a simple gift of chocs or sweets look so pretty thankyou.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Pauline A said...

GM Sue, These flowers are gorgeous and just had to have them. A lovely cheerful card for a miserable day. Had to record your Tool Shed show so am off to see the parts I missed due to my step daughter, 'just popping in' on her way back from York but stayed till this morning. Your card samples were lovely but we need to see more and on screen for a little longer if possible.WOW you are looking fantastic too. Had to have a second look to make sure it was you. Hugs Pauline A x

Unknown said...

Loved the shows yesterday sue had to tape then till igot back from watching my son john run the greatmanchester run he did it many will benifit .i love the stitched flowers. You looked beautiful sue love June xxxx

Lacelady said...

Such a pretty card today Sue, I love the decreasing apertures, and the flowers are just refreshingly different - I expect they were on yesterday's shows and sold out. I haven't had time to watch your shows that I recorded yet - my visitor will probably go home tomorrow.

Janice K said...

A very pretty card with a modern look with the stitched flowers. x

Joan D said...

Beautiful spring like card..very uplifting,and any friend would be overjoyed to receive it.
Really enjoyed the shows yesterday ,Sue,especially with Dean. I was on my way back home to the midlands from my sons in Surrey,when I wrote an email to you and Dean read it out,but so fast I nearly missed it. Must have been a sugar rush from all the chocolate! You really do bounce off each other .really enjoyable couple of hours x x x

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
Hope you are not too tired after your busy weekend !
Love this card-you say the stamps are the star but I think the way you have put everything together shows them off.
Shows great yesterday and such lovely cards and demos.
You looked great but then you always do !
So glad to hear you will be back soon as well -we don't see enough of you on C and C.

Marion said...

Hi Sue loved the show with Dean and the demo's .you looked great .
what's the secret indgrediant.
Marion H

Unknown said...

Morning Sue and wilsonettes ,

Loved this card when you showed it on yesterday's toolshed, so very fresh , bright and definately spring like!! Made me make a purchase well more than one , you made so many fantastic cards to show , how you can make at least three cards a day with your busy schedule I don't know but so glad you do . It was lovely to hear so many of our wilsonettes family's emails read out , and Sue you looked amazing , love all your tops you wear they look so comfortable where do you buy them from ??

Love and hugs to you Sue and all our family here on the blog xx
Jean D

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card again sue ,Well done on your fantastic shows

Take Care
Elaine H X

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, wonderful shows yesterday

Unknown said...

Great show Sue, but what else would we expect! Love the stitched flowers and although I kept saying I wouldn't buy anything, I found them on another site for much less so I had to buy them didn't I! The squiggle technique is great so that will be a have a go one in the very near future. My email was read out too, but unfortunately not for a card, oh well let's keep trying... Fingers crossed for lovely weather this weekend for a special Wilsonette wedding, and as for your weight loss Sue you have done so well, you look truely amazing. Still no foals here, but don't blame them it's gone all chilly and wet again! Take care all and have a great day what ever you are up to xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card Sue.
Gr Elly

Unknown said...

Hi Sue. Love the decreasing apertures. Must try it for a wedding card I have to make. Loved the shows yesterday. Not only have you inspired me with your lovely cards but also with your new fab figure. Going to try again to lose that stone and a half that has crept on and is continuing to creep!! Have to have the embossing folders. They would suit any card, male or female with the combination you have put together. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great shows yesterday, loved the demos and the sample cards. Great idea with the glue will have to try that later.
Lovely card today, I like you way you have used the decreasing apertures clever idea.
Thank for the hints and tips.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great shows yesterday, loved the demos and the sample cards. Great idea with the glue will have to try that later.
Lovely card today, I like you way you have used the decreasing apertures clever idea.
Thank for the hints and tips.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful spring-like card.
Enjoyed the shows yesterday.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Veronique L

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, today's card is so springlike, cheered us up on a dismal morning. Loved your shows yesterday, you and Dean are a tonic together! You really inspire me every day. Take care, Jess x

Unknown said...

This is beautiful Sue. I really really enjoyed your shows yesterday. Can I put in a special request please....can you blog the lovely sample card that you showed but didn't demo? It was the one with the big ice cream and the smaller ones in the background with the glitter over the top. It was my favourite card of yours ever! Thanks in anticipation. I am really looking fiorward to meeting you at Ally Pally on Saturday!

Sue from Wiltshire said...

This card is very refreshing with it's stitched flowers. l really enjoyed watching yesterday, the samples were wonderful, you were great and Dean such fun.
Do you have an online gallery we could visit to see them? So much inspiration. I know we see some of them on here but like Dean with the chocolate, want more.

Unknown said...

Still not keen on these flowers, I think they look too much like designs from my teenage years, but I LOVE the rest of the card, that aperture is well worth trying.
Cheers all
Janice W

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue. I really enjoyed your shows yesterday and all the samples were stunning.
Hugs to all love from Michelle xxxx

Sue said...

Fabulous design and gorgeous card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue lovely card this morning. Managed to watch all of the shows yesterday, loved everything but need to decide what I need most. You looked really well. I think the stitched flowers will be top of the never ending list.
Have a good all hugs to all who need them. Sopht n Gran

hotpotato said...

Lovely card Sue. Really enjoyed your shows on C & C yesterday, shame it's only now and again. Your samples were stunning as per usual.

Anonymous said...

Good morning sexy Sue ! And all Wilsonettes. Wowzer Sue, you looked super yesterday (you always look lovely) but... You didnt need to lose weight (in my eyes) but we know when its time and whatever your reason you look amazing, well done. What a lovely Tool Shed with Dean, its always nice to see our fav crafting hero's enjoy their time at C&C and the choice of presenter always help, so I had to record the 5pm show and it furiates me no end that I cant put up and shut up but Ive tried and just cant watch DB think she was the first ever 'craft queen on t.v' ! Nice to read Im not alone with how I feel. Anyway I shouldnt be nasty, sorry.
You showed us some beautiful samples yesterday Sue, your craft imagination is amazing, would you share a little with me please : )
I smiled and smiled whllst watching as it was lovely to hear familiar names we see here, and even MORE lovely that 3 family members won 3 amazing cards, id love to be chosen one day to receive an amazing W.O.W.
Isn't todays card fresh and pretty ? The white background really makes the flowers pop, and the flowers make the white background look whiter than white : ) its really beautiful, a happy card.
Im like the Tin Man today, my body feels like its done 10 rounds with Tyson ! And off for my regular blood check, its dull and grey in Bolton again, but with all the friendship in here, it helps turn a grey day bright. Hope you have a 'decent' day Pam, and to all that need one.... Here is a big gentle hug ((((((( )))))))

Lancashire Steph xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Super bright and cheery card to warm a dull day. Love the receding aperture.
Thoroughly enjoyed the shows, especially with Dean, but don't lose anymore weight or you will disappear!
Have a great day.
Ang x said...

Those stitched flower stamps are just to die for - fab card Sue and the shows yesterday were really great. Well done with the weight loss - what's your secret? Susan x

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful and cheerful card.Loved your shows yesterday,you are looking amazing!

doreenj said...

thanks for yesterdays show, and this card is really lovely!!

Doreen x

Jan Ltc said...

Gorgeous love the background and flowers together. xx Jan

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Another stunning card today. I just love your dies and they are on my wish list. The flowers are gorgeous as well. Haven't watched your shows yet, However, it seems you had a very good show as you've had very good comments here. I started to record the 5.00 show. but seeing as hubby always records Deal or no Deal and wanted to record the boat race.(Hurray we won). I will have to watch the 5.00 on the computer. Glad our regulars won cards, especially Mrs B as she's not to far away from me apparently. Hugs to everyone who needs one today. Cold and miserable today in Witney.

Jan Ltc said...

Gorgeous love the background and flowers together. xx Jan

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
OH Sue, the stamp set looks so whimisical flowers until they get the Sue Wilson touch. Beautiful colours and really love the descending apertures and the flowers coming from the different layers. Now you have made me need these stamps and dies as well, naughty Sue.
How beautifully slim you looked yesterday, you looked a treat and if Mr.Wilson keeps eating the chocolates and sweeties, he is going to need more than golf to shed the weight, cheeky lad. I love him as he is interested in learning, but can be naughty and he is fun. I'm afraid your 5pm show i will be fast forwarding bits or turning the sound off, as i always feel the presenter overshadows the guest and always knows best and can't give the courtesy of shutting up and not blethering over the top. The thought that did go through my head yesterday on seeing you is if the telly adds 10lbs to you, you are getting the micro skinny, please don't go any lower as you are beautiful just the way you are.
After having a great day on Friday i am paying the price for it this weekend, but it was worth the smiles on the childrens faces and to hear them singing from the primary department of the Support Service. Now all though the body needs an all over transplant, the head is fine, so you see there is always something to be grateful for.It was lovely hearing so many blog friends names getting read out like Steph and Nick, and even nicer that some of our blog friends won gold. Going to attempt to get to Stirling today to meet my friend, but so glad they have the scooters as it would just be impossible otherwise.
Hope you all have a great day and if you can't be good, don't do any damage to yourselves,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, so sweet.

Saturday's on the way yipheeee!

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

p.s. Cameeli you are so contriversal? have not watched the shows yet.

Unknown said...

Love the decreasing aperture and how you've tucked the flowers into it.Gorgeous colours used.Beautiful.
Helen Bx

Jax said...

Hi Sue,Lovely card as always. Great shows yesterday,wish I could buy it all! Thanks for all your tips,the shows you do are amazing. Jackie. x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Another beautiful card today - I love that embossing folder and the lovely Spring colours. It was me picked as a winner yesterday after confirmation so THANKYOU Sue - sooooo excited :-)) Have a great day xxxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a pretty card today it makes a wet morning alot cheerier.
Only managed to catch the 5pm show as I was at a craft show. We don't get many around North Wales so when they appear within the 1 and a half hours run we have to go! Enjoyed the 5pm show and you looked amazing just like your cards.

Love Sheila xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
absolutely beautiful - those flowers are really lovely.
I loved all the cards you made with them - can't wait to see them here.
You are truly inspirational - and THANK YOU FOR REINSTALLING THE SEARCH BUTTON - it's such a useful feature.
Thank you Sue.
Hugs, Rose

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
absolutely beautiful - those flowers are really lovely.
I loved all the cards you made with them - can't wait to see them here.
You are truly inspirational - and THANK YOU FOR REINSTALLING THE SEARCH BUTTON - it's such a useful feature.
Thank you Sue.
Hugs, Rose

Kate's Cards said...

I am loving these new stamps. Just that little bit different.

Theresa said...

pretty, fresh and delicious xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This card is so pretty with the lovely soft colours and a look of Spring about it. The decreasing apertures in the custard card are really attractive as well as the lovely embossing folder.
I so enjoyed your shows yesterday, such great tips and fabulous samples.
Love Lesley S
W Sussex

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue.
Lovely card, Beautiful background. Great shows yesterday sadly spoilt by DB. So agree with Cameeli.
Love Val in Spain x

terrie said...

Such a pretty card and I love the colors that you used..
I saw you on the show yesterday and you did a great job.
Well done Sue!

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Beautiful card Sue, love all the layers and the flowers.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a fab Tool Shed yesterday. I really enjoyed it and how amazing you looked too (not that you didn't before of course). I have to admit I'm not a great lover of these flower stamps but I love the composition of this card so will try and have a go but using my favourite flower aster stamps instead to see what happens. Hope everyone has a good day (it was so nice to hear so many familiar names being read out yesterday)
Beverley W

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Will be watching your shows today looking forward to them. the card is very pretty and the flowers are so different to usual I like them also the aperture is beautiful cut with your dies, love Jean Z xx PS your looking good !xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, great shows yesterday - really enjoyed your work and inspiration. Have to agree with other comments, DB is a poor presenter and spoils the show, I too fast forward through her bits. You were vey gracious Sue - well done!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Unknown said...

Morning Sue - this card is lovely.

Your shows were brilliant yesterday and you are looking fab Sue.

Just got it from a wet walk with my dog and the toss up was who to dry first or should I just rewatch recorded shows.

Have a great ay everyone. Helen xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely clean, fresh & pretty card today. I like the idea of the decreasing apertures and may well try this soon.
Hope everyone has a good week and fingers crossed for some sunshine.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the way you have created the apertures on this card it is lovely,great shows yesterday but I wish I had recorded as well as watched cause the one bit I missed was how you did the squiggly glue technique!! Please can you feature this soon I so want to try it. Thank you for all the great tips you gave especially about the embossing folders and the distress markers
Congratulations to everyone who had their emails read out and to those who won cards. Wish you were on TV more often Sue and next time I'll make sure to record and watch
Best wishes, Pat

sued99 said...

Loved the shows yesterday. The stitched flower stamps are lovely and are definitely something to consider purchasing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today so fresh

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card - really beautiful. Thank You for the shows yesterday. I loved every minute of them.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

nannapat said...

Lovely Springlike card Sue. I recorded yesterday's shows but haven't had chance to watch them yet. Something good to look forward to later! Pat x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Wow the card is real pretty I love it, loved the shows I was stunned by the stamps and your ideas BRILLIANT hugs Sarah xx

samantha wade said...

Hi, lovely colours and great stamps, great shows yesterday, good idea to feed dean to shut him up, and show off the stamps ,on the chocolate.xx

Debbie said...

Absolutely love this card Sue, such soft and subtle colours.Beautiful.Hugs x Great shows too.Really enjoyed them.X

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. The stitched flowers stamp is great. Loved the shows yesterday & looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally on Sunday. Ann (France)

Bejay said...

It's beautiful, Sue. I so enjoyed watching your shows on C&C yesterday and this new stamp set is just adorable. I'm saving up to get one as we speak and I'm already planning what I'm going to do with it :)

Unknown said...

good morning Sue and thank you for yesterday's shows. The two hour tool shed flew by but with dean it is always entertaining. Loved the drizzle background so will have a go at this and as for the chocolate on the ice cream!! I can't quite make up my mind about these flower stamps but you have made a beautiful bright and cheery card with them and having the flowers peeking out between the apertures is very clever. Love from Jackie D

Oksana said...

Gorgeous fresh springlike card Sue! I have your shows recorded and am looking forward to watching them this evening!xx

Bejay said...

Lindsay Martin, I found the dies on another website as well. Much as I adore C&C, being on sickness benefits I find I can't afford their prices. I've written asking them if they could put more on flexi, and make evne the cheaper items on 4 flexi's, but my request fell on deaf ears. So, I found the stamps for £15.99 with postage at around £1.25ish, so even cheaper than the club price. I'm afraid I too have to agree about a certain presenter, and either don't watch the shows she is on, or turn the sound off. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels like this.
Sue, keep on bringing us beautiful cards, from a brand new Wilsonette x

CraftyJo said...

Very cute :)

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely bright, fresh, spring like card today, loved your shows yesterday, emailed both times, but there seemed to be no time for reading them out!
Sandra xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A pretty fresh card perfect to brighten a dull dark day. Love the colours and gorgeous flowers. The show were fantastic, you and Dean are a great double act. Thank you for the invaluable distress markers tips. You looked a million dollars Sue, well done you. Lovely to hear so many blog family emails read out and so pleased for the lucky ladies winning cards.
Steph hope your blood tests goes well. Norah enjoy your day out in Stirling.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Unknown said...

Good morning from a meriserable wet Blackpool. I'm personally not too keen on this one. I can't get my head round the flowers. I think it's probably to do with the fact I'm used to seeing a flower rather than a stamped image. I love the colours though. I still think you're amazing. Just thought I'd share my personal view. Have a great week, much love, Jo xx

Maggie said...

Hello friend. Gorgeous card. Love those stamps. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

weefortune said...

GM Sue

Loved the shows yesteday, loveied thenew glue technique, Lovely card today have a Great Day Elaine x

dianeandchipps said...

This is a fabulous card. The colours are so fresh and bright, perfect for spring.
Loved the shows yesterday, I wish you were on more often.
Diane xx

Vie Carter said...

Hi Sue

loved the shows yesterday

These new stiched stamps are great and today's card is so fresh, just right for this time of year

See you Saturday - can't wait


nzillingworth said...


craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
As usual another beautiful card, Theses flowers are fab and will go on my must have list to buy.
Carol x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue & wilsonettes, at last up and about after a rather nasty stomach bug. Hoping will be able to catch your shows from yesterday as they sound like they were brilliant as usual.
This card is quite lovely, very springlike for a miserable Monday in Southampton. Best wishes to everyone lol lynne m x x x

Beryl said...

Hi Sue, love the card. At first I wasn't sure about the flowers but now they are growing on me! Hugs to all xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Gorgeous stamps and dies used. The flowers look very modern.

SusanP, Kent said...

The Stitched Flowers are so different - modern and fresh. Your card brings Spring to mind and the decreasing aperture really gives extra dimension. Lovely. I enjoyed the shows yesterday, great job!

julie laz said...

Hi sue, hi everyone, lovely cards sue as always,I got the embossing folders,Your shows were fab....crafty hugs Julie xx

julie laz said...

HELP WANTED(crafty friends)
my brother is getting married in may and my daughter is 21 in may,
I've left it late, due to my illness,
As I have more bad days then good.
I need 2 out of this world cards,
If you have done any wedding or 21st cards lately and would not mind me copying them or taking your ideas, please email me a pic, I will give a little gift to the one I use, thanks crafty friends Julie xxx...🐩
Sue I hope this is OK with you xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and the flowers have a quirky 'cartoon' like look to them. Only 5 more sleeps to Ally Pally!! Karen xx

Unknown said...

Now flowers I do do, so to speak. This card is lovely, so fresh and bright, unlike the weather today. Your shows yesterday were very good and enjoyable also.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & all Wilsonettes
Wow momma Sue you looked so beautiful & slim well done you.Loved the tool shed show with Dean he's a cheeky chap eating all the sweets.great demos & samples love the squiggle glue technique.
It was good to hear so many of our blog family's emails read out unfortunately mine wasn't & congratulations to the three lucky card winners. I agree with others DB gets on my nerves can't stand her voice sorry Sue.
Today's card Is gorgeous I love the stitch flower stamps and the way they poke out of the aperture just so pretty & a good technique with the diferants layers.

Hope your blood tests go ok Steph & Norah have a lovely day out in Sterling but don't get to worn out
Hugs to Pam take care xx
Love & hugs to Sue & all who need them from
Lynda Brock xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love the flowers and colours xx hazel

Hazel said...

Sue. Another beautiful card. Great early show - only watch the one but enjoy every minute of it. Hazel xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,

Got lots of inspiration from your shows yesterday ? Noticed that you seemed to have lost weight! You were looking fab.

Really bright and colourful card from the show.

Alice xx

Unknown said...

HI Sue I was glued to the tv yesterday as is always the case when you are demonstrating! Fabulous stamps and demos thank you. Got my order in quickly so that I didn't miss what I really wanted! You are looking great too. Love this card and the pearls just make it. Oh yes the squiggle glue was fab. Hugs Maureen

lorraine (classylady) said...

Great card Sue, so different, you can turn your hand to any kind of crafting. Loved the shows yesterday, you and Dean were great together, loved it when he asked could he be a Wilsonette, because his name is Wilson. He is so funny at times. Have the 5pm show taped but not watched it yet.

regards to all
Lorraine - Scotland

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card makes me think of summer
My stamps have just arrived all your new singles
I love the New Home and the poppies
next time I see Vick we are going to have a stamping class with me as the scholar. Good luck Vick
Ohh and good luck with your DT challenge.
You Take care Sue
Theresa xx

Unknown said...

Lovely Spring Card! The flowers look very cute popping up from the different layers. You definitely had the WOW! Factor yesterday,but you do always look good.thoroughly enjoyed the shows (especially the dribble squibbly technique! ) must go and try that when I finish this,
You and Dean are GREAT together ,he is just so cheeky but cute with it! makes for a fun show. I feel a bit sad for DB as although she is not a favourite she did start off a lot of people to become interested in crafting, and seems to have had quite a bad time health wise and also in her personal life in the last year or two, so it must be difficult to be at the top of the tree one minute as Queen of Craft and then just a presenter, so maybe we should cut her a bit of slack? Anyway I had a great holiday but it's good to be back home again. Hugs to all xo

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

I love the embossed background, that's another embossing folder I'll have to add to my need, want and must have list. The flowers are so pretty and I just love the whole card.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Barbara said...

Great shows yesterday Sue with both Dean and Dawn!!!!
Agree with Anne Crawford about Dawn, she has been divorced, lost her house and business and suffers from ill health like many of us on this forum and a lot of crafters continue to criticise her presenting. I wouldn't be crafting if it wasn't for Dawn and QVC and have had a lot of enjoyment due to her shows.
We cant all like everyone and there are a few presenters I cant stand but I wont openly moan about them on someones blog as it must be quite upsetting to see it in print, they are only human and lets face it we all have annoying habits.
I do love you and Dean together Sue, you make a great team and you and Julia are able to rein him in when he gets too hyper!!!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a great card today !! I love the look of the new stitched flower stamps from Justrite. They look so fun and funky !! I really love how you have used your new Californian Decorative frames B to make layered apertures, what a fab idea !! It makes the card look so smart and elegant. The custard colour card looks great against the coconut white card. I love your heart lattice background folder to and your idea of placing the flowers in and around the apertures of the card. This is a really lovely card Sue and i think these Justrite flower stamps are heading for my great long wish list !!
I watched and recorded all your shows yesterday on C +C. I thought your shows were fantastic Sue !! As always you were great and you looked so slim !!
I cannot wait for the Alley Palley show this Saturday and I hope to come and meet you.

Lots of love to you Sue and all the Wilsonettes. Have a good day love Tres x x x

PS I forgot to say Congratulations to all the winners yesterday. Love Tres x x x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card the stitched flowers stamp set is so nice.The new embossing folders were a good deal but funds won't stretch to that at the moment so will collect slowly.I wish I was able to come to Ally Pally sounds great.Looking forward to seeing you on c&c again soon.

Jane said...

Love the shows yesterday we want more Sue, fresh and clean looking card today.

Jane xx

Laura O said...

a nice card these are very pretty flowers .Laura O

Maggie said...

Another Beauty Sue a very springtime card and any friend would love to receive it I'm sure.


Cathy Davidson said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, the aperture is great and the colours perfect

cathy xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty and very different. Gorgeous. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
I do like lots of things about today's card Sue, but I don't actually care for the rather stylised flowers! Sorry I will be in the minority ! I love the decreasing aperture and the custard card makes it pop! The card overall I like but I wouldn't purchase that stamp set as I wouldn't use it much! It's a good job I don't like everything!
Thoroughly enjoyed the shows like everyone else! Can't wait to see some of your gorgeous samples in greater detail on the blog!
After a wild and wet start we now have lovely sunshine and all the birds are singing! It's lovely.
Sending crafty hugs to all those who are feeling poorly and those who are sad. X
Love to all,

Karen Drew said...

Very spring like. Change of wording and it would make a perfect Easter card
Karen xx

Tina said...

Hi Sue, and blog friends

Just been going through last couple of days cards, and they are fab. I still have'nt watched all of your show from the weekend, running about like a headless chicken, but I know I will enjoy it as you are with Deano. I have read bits and pieces of, and have missed birthday's ,news of wedding outfits etc. I am going to take an hour off tonight an go back and read what I have missed.

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

anne sweeney said...

as ever sue you never let us down your ideas are fab,are you coming over to Aberdeen this year.I also wish you had more sessions on tv Anne from Elgin in scotland

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, A lovely fresh looking card today....loved your shows on Sunday - amazing as usual!!!! Love & Hugs Sam xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, lovely card

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
A very clean cut, fresh card today. Enjoyed the shows yesterday, didn't win a card but did get a 'hello' from you to our Kempsey craft club members, hope they were watching!

Unknown said...

Hi sue and crafty friends. I just loved both ur shows yesterday I was suffering a terrible hangover but watching ur shows took the feeling of being ill away lol. Who would've thought of squiggling the glue on card to make a feature!!! I will def need to give this a go if queen of craft can do it so can I!! Lol. Anyways beutiful card really loving the stamps but I've no cash spare boo hoo. But maybe sometime as I've made them look stunning. Really enjoyed the tips on distress markers!! I could just watch u demo everyday
Love Tracy from killie xx

Joanne K said...

Good evening Sue, what a pretty card. Very bright and cheerful just what is needed after a wet and dreary day. Really enjoyed all the shows yesterday. Kind regards Joanne K x

Paper Junkie said...

I love these Stitched Flowers stamps - (which incidentally folks I found at Craft World amongst other products shown at the week-end). This sample is great Sue as were all your shows, which I am just catching up on - been away with my poorly relative again. Thank goodness I have a recorder. Would hate to have missed them completely as there were such lovely samples and products. When are we going to be treated to a show dedicated to your own die range??? Soon I hope. X

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, I really Love this Fresh Spring Looking Card,
JustRite seem to get there stamps spot on.
I have quite a few of there Stamps, and I Love the detail in there Stamps.
I Love the Colours you've chosen for your Card and The Fabulous Aperture, The Samples were Awesome Yesterday and I'm thrilled you show us them individually on your Fantastic Blog, I do understand we don't get to see them properly as the real reason your there is to Demo, I Love the New Embellishments and The New Embossing Folders. Beautiful Card Sue thanks for sharing as always.
Love and Hugs from Sam x
To All The Wonderful Wilsonettes I truly hope you've had a good day the weather has been pretty horrid where I live.
Take care Hugs from Sam

Paper Junkie said...

JULIE LAZ - just read your comment and hope to email you later with a pic of a commissioned wedding card I made recently. (Just off to get some supper now) Hope you are feeling better. Don't panic - there is still time to create something wonderful! X

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
Don't know how you can do such lovely cards everyday. We really are lucky that you do. Steph hope blood check went well. Norah hope you enjoyed your day in Stirling I love to visit Stirling and most places in Scotland Hubby says it's the best country to visit but then he is Scottish.
Love and hugs to everyone

Annie said...

Simply delightful card, so very pretty, the colours are gorgeous. Love those stamps!

melanie said...

Stunning card Sue loved your shows got your folders .Melanie

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone.
love this clean, fresh and
bright card today.
I liked the shows yesterday
and like many others I sent
an email but it didn,t get read
out. congrats to mrs B and also
to steph.
from Christine C and Ella

Marianna Hammer said...

What a pretty card! It was so lovely to see you on C&C again. And such fantastic cards you had bought with you. I absolutely loved them. And would like to see ALL the examples again!

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and all the wilsonettes! Love the card today Sue, it's fun, cute and girly. Well, "recorded" yesterdays shows only to find the only thing that came up signal!! Aaagggrrrhhh! I'm hoping to be able to go on the C&C and catch up with them all there.....but tomorrow now...sob sob. how wonderful to our Wilsonettes to have their emails read out and that 3 of our family won a card! Fantastic! What I did catch a glimpse of Sue was you and Dean having a great laugh together. It was great to see! My oh my, not that you don't look good anyway Sue, but where have you gone? You are looking so good....well done you! xx About DB, I agree with Anne. She's probably had a lot to deal with in such a short space of time and her bad health concerning her back I think. No-one knows what journey some people have had in their lives. Some go through a rougher storm than others......When you have had people judging you before they know the circumstances or that you are innocent of all the nasty things that someone has said about you to others.....then please don' hurts....Sending hugs to you Pam, Tina, Lynne M, Steph, Nora and anyone else that needs one xx Love Karen xx

Julsb said...

I love these stamps. Beautiful card. JB xxxx

Wacki Macky said...

This is a fantastic card Sue, the stamps are lovely and I must put them on my wishlist.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic tool shed yesterday loved your ploy to keep Dean quiet bless him, he is so much better than the rest of them there at C & C. I do so agree with what Cameeli and everyone says about your 5pm presenter, you are blessed with wonderful patience as you just keep smiling!
Really great to hear so many blog friends emails read out.
What a super card today so beautiful, fresh and spring like, I adore the way your flowers come out of the centre.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful card Sue only saw one of your shows yesterday. It was sooo funny you and Dean. Brill made my night as I saw it on craft extra.
Lovely fresh colours in this card


janet said...

Love this card and have ordered thw stamp set. Can't find the embossing folder though. Have one similar I use but would like to find this one some day!
Jant (in Kent)

Sandy H said...

The way you have created the decreasing aperture with the flowers peeping through is lovely.

Blue Rose said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautifully different card. I love the look of the stitched flowers, and how you layered all those apetures.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely spring card today

Unknown said...

Hi Sue sorry missed your blog yesterday. When the grandkids stay I cannot get near my computer.
Very fresh looking pretty card.
Denise X

Unknown said...

Hi Sue sorry missed your blog yesterday. When the grandkids stay I cannot get near my computer.
Very fresh looking pretty card.
Denise X

Val said...

loving the new stamps and the shows were great. They should give you more 2 hour slots, 3 would be even better. All the card samples were brilliant. I could quite happily watch an hours show of you going through your samples with a quick overview of how you did them if it isn't immediately obvious.

SHARICA said...

Love the Stitched flowers Card .. must buy the stamps :)

Unknown said...

Very nice card. Love the flowers with the cute buttons.

samantha wade said...

Hi, I would like to thank Barbara for her nice words about Dawn, I really like her and she has had a rough time, We can't like everybody and she did get a lot of us crafting, I could say about the ones I don't like but I won't, thanks,xx

Meg Owen said...

Not to my taste Sue, I prefer your felt and ribbon flowers.

Margaret O