Friday, 11 April 2014

Thank You

 Hi guys!  I am setting up for the Ally Pally show in London today but I have scheduled all the posts for the weekend so not to worry.  I may not be able to get to emails until I return though so please be patient until Monday.  Today's card features the Floral Lace background stamped with a Clear Perfect Medium pad and white heat embossed on periwinkle card.  So simple, but so striking!  I matted it with a white and a black mat to really frame it.  I tied white seam binding around opposite corners and tied a messy bow and added a black crystal sparkler.  I made a couple of stick pins using matching beads from my crafty stash.  For the focal element, I decided to pull out a new die called Divine Eloquence and I cut one in white and in black and offset them so it looked like a shadow.  This formed the back layer of my focal element.  I stamped the tag from the Stitched Flowers set in black and added my sentiment in the middle.  I covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet and die cut it with the matching Vintage Tag die from Just Rite.  I peeled the backing off and covered it with Iced Snow.  I cut another tag in black and split it in half and used it as a shadow as well.  I mounted it in the centre of my card to complete the focal element.  I finished the card with a white pierced mat and a thin periwinkle mat before adding a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6" x 7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue, Great video yesterday.

Gorgeous card today love the floral lace bvackground!!

Yippee!! only one more sleep before Ally Pally, I am really looking forward to it and hope to meet many of you wonderful Wilsonettes who have tickets for Saturday!!
not sure what is going to be hardest, seeing all the wonderful goodies on sale or not having enough to buy them all!!
Have a lovely day everyone especially those who need a hug!!
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

Another stunner Sue,so beautiful - you just keep them coming. Enjoy Ally Pally Sue. Brenda, thank you for your thoughts, it is Tim's 64th birthday on Sunday, so that will be hard for me. Steph, hoping you are feeling better today, Norah Tres, Tandy too. P in Wales, so glad your husband is back home with you. To all blog family, take care and keep well.

Unknown said...

Lovely card lovely background enjoy your weekend
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, love everything about this stunningly beautiful card.
Have a great time at Ally Pally.
For all Sue's followers going to Ally Pally, have a fantastic time.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Crisco said...

Such a gorgeous card - beautiful detail.

TonyR said...

I'm awake far too early so I thought I'd surprise you with a comment!! lol!!
as always my crafting goddess has produced a stunning card!!
see you at ally pally on Saturday!!
xx tony

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. A beautiful, classic "Sue Wilson" card - I love it, especially the background.
I hope everyone enjoys Ally Pally, I wish I could be there but it's just too far to travel (not to mention that I moved house yesterday and really need to unpack/find things!)
Special thoughts to those in pain.
Sue xxx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Pam, will say a special Prayer for you and Tim on Sunday!!

I hope the attached by Vicki Brown is a comfort its called Look for me in Rainbows

Time for me to go now, I won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.
In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Time for me to leave you, I won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky.
In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,
Just look for me and love me, and I'll be close to you.

It won't be forever, the day will come and then
My loving arms will hold you, when we meet again.

Time for us to part now, we won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, shining in the sky.
Every waking moment, and all your whole life through
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Just wish me to be near you,
And I'll be there with you.

1990). Vicki Brown

Cameeli xxx

Cameeli xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a really pretty card.
Have lots of fun maybe sometime I will get to one of these events.
Have a good day all, and take care Kitty.

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card Sue, hope you all have a great time at Ally Pally. Made the long trip last time but not for me this time as off on holiday son and need to save pennies for the trip instead xx

Unknown said...

Morning. Have a great weekend. Wish I could have gone but never mind. There us a little show at the bath and west show ground soon so will go there. Not quite the same but it's something to look forward too.
Sorry Sue should have said about your card first. I love it. Very pretty I do like the colour and the due used are beautiful
Debra x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a really beautiful card
and the background is gorgeous.
Pam will be thinking of you on Sunday
and sending love and Cameeli that poem
is lovely, hope your partner is keeping
well now.
Nancyd xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card today and such
A lovely colour.
I hope everyone enjoys Ally Pally, wish I was going but I know I would spend far too much!!!
Sheila x

Hlora said...

This is so lovely card! Fabulous colors and great layout!

Eemeli said...

Great simple layout. The background is my favorite.
Have a fabulous day and a fantastic weekend!

Hugs from Finland,

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card do not know where you get all the ideas from hi Pam I will be thinking of you on Sunday please keep well from Tracy w x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card today, I really love the colours. Have a great weekend in ally pally, will be with you in thoughts.
Love Jan x x

Unknown said...

Beautiful Card! Love the background lace stamp it's stunning. Have a great time at Ally Pally wish I was going but it's too far away.
But I am going to see Torville and Dean in Glasgow so am very excited about that! Hugs to all xo

Magzeeann said...

Hi Sue.Such a stunning card ~ I love it. Enjoy Ally Pally. Hugs,
Maggie x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift is just magic. The lace background stamp is a definite must for my ever growing list (oh when will I win the lottery so I can purchase all the crafty goodies I need!!)
Your colour scheme today is one of my favourites and just sets everything off.
Good luck this week-end (although I know you don't need it. Everyone will want to buy and see you. Perhaps one day a show like this will come a bit further North).
Off to market today to see what crafty goodies I can pick up - if any. Take care all of your travelling this week-end and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow love it! Gorgeous background stamp, I ordered that one on Sunday but haven't received it yet. Really looking forward to tomorrow. Love Jean xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Another beautiful card today I love that background lace stamp and the periwinkle colour card. I received your embossing folders yesterday and all I can say is WOW! They are so pretty and such a joy to use.
Pam I will be thinking of you on Sunday and Cameeli you always seem to find such beautiful poems.
I wish I was going to Ally Pally, I bet you will all have a wonderful time I can't wait to hear all your news.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the delicate lace background stamp especially embossed like that. Lovely dies too.
Will be thinking about you on Sunday Pam. That poem of Cameelis says it all. It's wonderful. Thanks for sharing Sue.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, loving the blue and white, and the background stamp is gorgeous, as are the really pretty stick pins.
Have a great weekend at Ally Pally all who are lucky to be going.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue youve done it again another stunning card. I love this one and the colours you have used. Have a great time at ally pally. Debs A xx

Debs A

JAO said...

Hi Sue, this is a great card, I must buy the background stamp, fab!

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card - and Cameeli great poem. I finished the hubby's bday card yday and it looks pretty good - it's his bday today but he'll open cards n pressies when he gets home from work tonight - then it's a quick supper and bed as we are up early to travel to AP tomorrow - leaving here at 6.30am so will be up about 5am I reckon to get ready and come to (which takes a good 20 mins these days!) So probably wont get time to look at the blog tomorrow morning before we leave.

I have made a list of wanas/needs and I also keep a craft inventory on the PC on an Excel spreedsheet of all the dies, EFs, inks etc I have so I can print it off and when out I can refer to it if I cant remember if I have something or not! must be getting old or something.

Looking forward to seeing you Sue and other Wilsonettes tomorrow - I have a W badge and a white bow that I might wear - what are other Wilsonettes wearing to indicate themselves - anything?...
Clare W

Nanny Jo said...

it's gorgeous, Sue! Have a great day at Ally Pally! Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a wonderful card! I just love the colour combo. I hope all goes well at Ally Pally and cannot wait to see you on Sunday. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the card, lovely colour. Can't make Ally Pally this time round.
Gail C x

floss said...

Hi sue ,
Beautiful card today, as usual. Have a good one at Ally Pally. X

Joan D said...

Fabulous card again today. Must get the background stamp as it looks like real lace,and would be perfect for parchmentcraft. Beautiful design die too. Have a great time at Ally Pally..xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
This is such a beautiful card-love the background stamp and it looks so lovely on the blue.
Have a great time at Ally Pally Sue and all Wilsonettes who can go -to those of us who can't we always have this great blog!!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous and a true Sue Wilson card. Hope you have a good time at Ally Pally and that you aren't too shattered at the end of it! Will be thinking of you on Sunday Pam and Cameeli that poem is beautiful. Clare W -that really is organised! Hope you all have fab time at Ally Pally Anne enjoy Torvill & Dean. Noran&Steph, hope you are feeling better. Love & hugs to everyone who's not feeling too well. Love Alison xx

Sonia Jones said...

What a gorgeous card. Yet again Sue has produced a beauty hugs Sonia x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today, hope all that are going to Ally Pally have a great time.
To Pam hugs for Sunday and Cameeli that poem was lovely brought a tear to my eye remembering my Dad as we told our Grandchildren that their Great granddad would send them a rainbow.
Hugs to all and happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

Fab card today, Sue, just gorgeous background stamp, love it.
Everyone have a great time at Ally Pally - hope the meet-up is successful. Guess it's going to be hectic for Sue - long days and lots of meetings and greetings!!
Almost back to normal here as mornings have returned after a difficult couple of days. Thanks for thoughts Pam. Thinking of you too, especially Sunday - another 'first' day. Hope you get some comfort from Cameeli's lovely poem.

'P' in Wales

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Fantastic card today, love the background it looks amazing.
Enjoy setting up.
Amanda x

nuttinanni said...

Such a pretty card enhanced by the background. Enjoy your Ally Pally days. hugs Cheryl xxx

Rosie said...

What a lovely background and card. Enjoy your weekend.

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,
This card is totally stunning and very feminine even though its blue it comes across feminine. I simply love that Periwinkle, every time you use it i fall in love and i'm not normally a 'blue' card user but i have to get this xxx hugs, Vick xxx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

PS enjoy your weekend Sue and to all those going, enjoy it! and you lucky buggers, LOL xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, I love the embossed background in white, stunning. Have a great time at A/P which I'm sure you will.
Take care.

doreenj said...

What an elegant card, Sue!!!

Have fun over the weekend!!

Doreen x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, as usual, love it.

Have a wonderful day at Ally Pally everyone. I am soooo envious.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Shirley T. said...


What a really lovely poem. I defy anyone who reads it not to want a tissue or is that just me being soppy?

Shirley T. xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Terrific card. The stamped background is gorgeous.
Enjoy the show.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. Have a safe journey today and I hope the setting up goes well. I should be at Ally Pally tomorrow with my list of crafty goodies as I now lose track of my stash and I don't want to buy duplicates. Enjoy today. Love Jackie

Victoria said...

I love the white embossing on the periwinkle card. It's so pretty and vintage looking. The Iced Snow is also stunning. A gorgeous card Sue. Best of luck at Ally Pally.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I just love this blue card, it is so pretty. The lace background really shows up well on it. I hope all goes well at Ally Pally and everyone that goes has a wonderful day. I am watching the weather for Sunday. I can't believe my baby daughter is going to be a bride. My thoughts with you Pam for Sunday.

Love Rosemarie xx

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue so elegant.
I am leaving for London this morning so will be at the Ally Pally on Saturday, I will come and say hi. The rest of the weekend we will be doing a bit of sight seeing.
Hugs to all love from Michelle xxxx

hotpotato said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I'm coming to AP tomorrow, oh so excited. Can't wait to browse your Rubbernecker stand We've an early start tomorrow too, pick my first friend up at 6.30am, the next at 6.45 and the last at 7am, so we hope to hit the A12 just after 7am.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, "WOW WOW WOW" What a Truly Awesome Fantastic, Beautiful, Rich, Opulent, Card.
I Just Love so much about it, I Love The Awesome White Heat Embossed Background it's so Beautiful.
I Love The Periwinkle Card and The Black Card really sets it off, and those Stunning Fabulous Stick Pins of yours.
I also Love The Iced Snow it's so effective on your Cards,
I Love The shape of The New Die called
Divine Eloquence is it yours or JustRite it's a Beautiful Shape, Fabulous Sentiment.
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs from Sam x
To All you Wonderful Wilsonettes I Truly hope your all well! maybe I'll see you at Ally Pally!
Pam I'll be thinking of you on Sunday so Please do Take Care.
Take Care All Hugs From Sam x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue lovely card today hope you have a great time at AP. Cameeli what a lovely poem very thoughtful of you. Will keep you in my prayers on Sunday Pam. Hugs to all who need them today. Have a good day at AP to all who are going would love to be there too. Sophy n Gran

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue.
Oh what a beautiful background. The card is stunning.
So wish I was going to Ally Pally. Have a great time Sue and everyone else who is lucky enough to go.
Love val in Spain x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue lovely card today with beautiful floral lace background Denise X

Unknown said...

Hi Sue lovely card today with beautiful floral lace background Denise X

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card, in a favourite colour of mine. I love the Floral lace background and the white embossing on it is stunning. Have a great time at Ally Pally and enjoy meeting everyone that can make it Sue.
All Wilsonettes attending-please enjoy yourselves, and don't sp....I was going to say don't spend too much, but I think I would be wasting my time : )
Dear Pam. Sunday is going to be a hard day for you but take comfort from our love for you, and also from Cameelis beautiful poem.
Cameeli, you really do find the perfect poems, I wish I could. My fingers are still tightly crossed for your partner next week. It is making day to day living awkward but hey, no problem :)(You know I am only joking, I am thinking of you both during this worrying time)
A big hug for everyone in need of one . Take care.

Annie said...

Stunning card, Sue, love the colours, the background is beautiful.
Have a great time at Allty Pally,, Sue, and everyone else who will be there. Hope you all have WONDERFUL time xx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, yet again another stunning card. Enjoy the show, you are going to be very busy with all these ladies wanting to meet you and do your demos. Patricia and I would have loved to been at the show, but never mind we have July to look forward to!!!
Hazel xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, stunning card, love the background stamp . Another to go on my must have list. Safe journey to ap. Lol lynne m x x x
Another bad night after unable to sleep yesterday due to fur babies deciding to try out
wrestling moves on each other that would make WWF proud. Tried to tell them they are now young ladies (nearly 2 now) but to no avail. Oh well had to hold my head while I laughed so hard until tears ran down my face but boy did it do me good. My 2 fur babies are a cross between a sheltie/miniture poodle. Adopted by Sue as their auntie.
Norah - you are truly a lovely lady , I know your mohair infinity scarf will be much appreciated.
Lindsay Martin - hope your daughter is feeling a bit better after the fall from her horse yesterday.
Tres- hang in there with your ME .
Nanna Tina- the thought of you having to play musical chairs made my day thank you
Steph - I hope you have a better day with your hands.
Alimecca-Magpie-Yorkielass-Lynda- thank you.
Cameeli- the poem is beautiful
Pam - hugs and hugs for Sunday
To all thank you for your good wishes, drs
don't know what set off my neuralgia but that
after trying every medication there is the only thing left is to live with the pain. I have got used to constant dull ache to the entire left side of my head but when it flares up the pain becomes unbearable. It is so good to know that my blog family is there to help. It means alot to me. Lol lynne m x x x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another beautiful card - just stunning
I have finally got some iced Snow
so will try this technique today
Carol x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Stunning. The background stamp and the tag are beautiful.

hollyberry said...

Yet another amazing card,love the delicate colours of this one.All the best to everyone going to Ally Pally,have never been but maybe one day.Pam thinking of you today and this weekend,so hard when these dates come around.

Debbie Tinks said...

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

Unknown said...

Hi sue the card is stunning thank you have a great time at ally pally wish I could be there love always June xxx
Cameeli those words are so beautiful thank you for sharing them xxi have had an awful week this week back and forth from the doctors scared and upset but the blog helps I find xx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous background on this one Sue makes a beautiful card

Mrs B said...

Hi, I forgot to say that I hope all goes well today Rosemarie. Have a great time : ) Take care.

Carole Z said...

HI Sue, another gorgeous card, I love that blue! We are travelling to London today for Ally Pally tomorrow, will try and say hello, but there are always so many people around you! Have a great few days, hugs Carole Z X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card beautiful lace background stamp and the stick pins are devine so pretty.

Have a fabulous day at "Ally Pally" perhaps one day the show will come up North.

Pam my thoughts will be with you on Sunday take good care.

Luv n hugs to all Annxx without an "e"

darcydaydream said...

Gorgeous card. can't wait to meet you at Ally Pally on Sunday. Have a great weekend.
Christine in Darcy.....xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful background to the card Sue and one anyone would be pleased to receive. Don't wear yourself out today so you have the time and energy to enjoy the show!! love from Jackie D

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Goodness this Blog is getting longer and longer, Sue!
Lovely poem Cameeli made me cry!
Pam I hope you manage Sunday with fond memories!
Now the card I love the Blue and the background stamp is something else!
Have a lovely time at Ally Pally too.
Wish I could go but my health won't allow travel.
Take care
Love Marg

Janice K said...

A stunning card with lots of intricate details, beautiful! x

foxyg said...

A beautiful card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the lace background.
Looking forward to Ally Pally tomorrow!
Veronique L

nattyboots said...

Aww really beautiful Sue ,i just love it !!
Elaine H X

Unknown said...

Lovely card Sue I am loving the Periwinkle colour. I do so hope all goes well at Ally Pally!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love the embossed lace background and the new die.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the lace stamp on my favourite periwinkle card. Have a great time at AP
Pam, thinking of you and sending hugs for Sunday and hope Cameeli's poem gives comfort
Best wishes, Pat

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, I love the background stamp you have used and the white embossing on the. Periwinkle is stunning!
Pam, Sunday will be a hard day, the firsts are always the worst, but you know we are all there for you.
Cameeli what a lovely poem, I hope it helps everyone who needs a little TLC.
Enjoy AP everyone who is going, and I hope you all have a fantastic time meeting Sue and all the other Willsonettes. Take care, Jess xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card such beautiful colours love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card it's the colour card and fab background stamp that do it for me I think. Hope you have a great weekend.
Beverley W

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh I do need(want) that background stamp it's so pretty. Your card today as always is stunning Sue and I love the colours.
Enjoy your time at AP I so wish it was alot closer to where I live. Have fun and and everyone who's going.

Love Sheila xx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue - what a beautiful card - I think the background is stunning.

Hope everyone has a great time at Ally Pally - I think Sue you will have a sore throat after talking to all who are going.

Pam will be thinking of you on Sunday hope the day isn't too hard and you will have some happy thoughts of your times with Tim.

Cameeli I just love that poem.

I'm afraid it is just a day of doing very little as my MS is flaring up. Oh well will have to put off making the wedding card I need to do.

To all that need them lots of hugs - have a good weekend and don't frighten your Bank Managers to all going to Ally Pally. Helen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue - this card is beautiful. Love the background stamp and the colour. So looking forward to seeing you tomorrow! Love

Beryl said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Have fun at Ally Pally.
Pam will be thinking of you on Sunday and hope you'll not be on your own.

nzillingworth said...


Unknown said...

Beautiful card, I love the background stamp. I wasn't sure about it when I first saw it on the show the other week but seeing it now it is so effective and very pretty and a definite must have.

Dolly Daydream said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card today and want to thank you for recording all these fantastic videos for us to watch in the comfort of our homes.
Will be thinking of Pam on Sunday and sending a hug to everyone who needs one today.I cannot make Ally Pally, but perhaps next time.
Hugs to everyone
Dawn Searle xxx

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers. Lovely card this morning the stamped image is gorgeous. Enjoy Ally Pally.
Pam make sure you are with friends and family on Sunday.
Sally x

rachel said...

a really beautiful card Sue - that background stamp against the blue is so pretty - love it! Big Hugs Rachel xx p.s. enjoy ally pally xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. the colours of the foundation cards are absolutely gorgeous. Love the new Stamps. Now my brain has done a runner and can't remember if they were new stamps or dies. Might even be both, but whatever, they are gorgeous. Cameeli what a beautiful poem you have found on Pam's behalf.Will keep everything crossed for next week. Keep your chin up Pam as you go through another first. Steph and Norah hope you both have a better day today. Hope you all have a great meet up at the Ally Pally, wish I was going this year. Hopefully I can go next year and we can meet up again.

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue, beautiful card, that background stamp is just so pretty, that lovely lacy effect sets the rest of the card off perfectly!.
See you tomorrow😃
Sandra xxxx

nannapat said...

Just beautiful Sue. I love the white embossing on the periwinkle card - it is such a gorgeous shade of blue. Have a great time at Ally Pally, I just wish I could be there. Pat x

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh me oh my another stunner here Sue, I absolutely LOVE your blue creation here, it´s soooo beautiful and elegant as ever.

Unknown said...

Adorable card Sue, loving every element. I'm sure your will be the busiest stall at Ally Pally - wish I lived in England so I could go!

Hugs Alice xx

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card, love the periwinkle (I received an order from JS and this was part of my order) it really is a beautiful colour, love the Floral Lace stamp - it really does look like lace, just beautiful.
Looking forward to AP tomorrow, hope you don't have an exhausting day today.
Take care, love Brenda.

Pam - keep strong I will say extra prayer for YOU and Tim on his birthday
Cameeli - what a lovely person you are the poem for Pam is just so lovely
Clare W - I also keep lists on my computer for EF's Dies, distress inks etc. and is very useful when I go to craft shows..... In my case I put it down to my age!!!
I have made a white felt flower let's see if I'm brave enough to wear it!
Dear Norah, Steph, Helen Kingston, Marg, Lynne Mills, Lindsey Martin and anyone I may have missed who live in daily pain my heart goes out to you, I admire the way you give so much to the Wilsonette family you ALL seem to find the strength to blog daily........ Sending you love and prayers

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
I really like the lace stamped on the blue card, it is such a pretty stamp against such a beautiful blue. It is the one thing that i did order from your recent shows Sue, your card as the colours looked so lovely, but still awaiting its arrival. The tiny black background that you put behind the backdrop to the front piece just gives that hint, it is so minute. Gives it pop without being too overpowering, just perfect. Hope you and all our dear blog friends who are going have a great time at the Ally Pally, and enjoy even more for us that couldn't go, but please tell us all about the fun and what we are missing. As i can see that some off our resident bloggers, no names mention are getting as excited as if Santa himself was coming. Calm down as you need to work today(but it might make it go faster) and you will need that one more sleep to keep going tomorrow.
Pam flower, it will get easier for you i promise, but why don't you buy a cup cake and put a candle in it and sing Happy Birthday as loud as you can. Tell Tim up there that you're eating it because he will just get fat and you only got that size because putting all those candles on it would have called for the fire brigade. Let the tears fall, but because he was here on this earth and a part of your life and not because he is gone. Your love for Tim doesn't dwindle, so celebrate the time you had with him. Or tell me to shut up as i know nothing, but i hope through those tears you will celebrate that enduring love that you have for him.
Margaret Corgi i am so sorry that i missed your birthday yesterday, i hope that you had a brilliant day remember you are only 21 plus some variant percentage of tax (well they tax everything else that we have, don't they).
Lindsay, i am glad that your wee girl(doesn't matter how old she gets, she is still your wee girl) is still elated from her exams, but like you say she could have well done without a fall from a feisty horse, she is going to have a few bruises. If you have arnica (sorry sticking big nose in here) put it in a bath for her and it will help to take away the soreness from the fall. I have that aloe vera gel for cuts and the arnica gel for bruising really sorts them out. I have bought SBC since i first had my trade card for hairdressing suppliers, 31 years ago and wouldn't be without it in my cupboard, but i need to get it from QVC now as they stopped selling it in my local trade shops. Yip, hairdressing was what i trained as, so it has been taken from me with everything else, but i can do my crafting when able and knitting a few rows at a time. I've also learned to crochet which has only taken me 45years, who says your too old to learn new things. It just shows that an old dog can be taught new tricks, so there is plenty of life in me yet. I am going to attempt tatting with the aid of you tube of course.
P in Wales, no going anywhere today until you recover from your marathon of up and down that motorway. I hope that even though it does the little more damage each time, that your husband at least benefits from some positive and lasting effects for a while. It can't be fun knowing what to do for the best, but i hope that he perks up when the effects have worn off and gets some life out of the op.
Mandy sorry your rash is getting you down, i hope that they can find out what is causing it sooner for you rather than later.
Well i have beautiful white fluffy clouds having a race today across the top of us and my hills. They are so clear today that you can see every nook and cranny(sorry don't know what that is in the Queens best spoken) but they look so beautiful and alive today. Yesterday i was coming down the hill looking right at them when i seen a new design in them, and now i'll not be able to come down that way without seeing it. All i'll say is yuk not the best part of man shall we say (of course that is purely dependent on your point of view)yuk.
See you all tomorrow hopefully, take care,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and everyone.
really love todays gift Sue,
such pretty colours.
today is our 44th wedding anniversary but Mike is away
at sea so will have to wait to xx
celebrate until he gets home.
Lynne Mills I hope you had a
better night last night neuralgia
is so very very painful [bless you]xx
Rosemarie the sun is shinning will be thinking of you xx
hope everyone has a good day
from Christine C and Ella

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card.

samantha wade said...

hi, beautiful card, love the background stamp with the blue.
Hope you all have a great time at ally pally.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is so beautiful, love the delicate background stamp and white embossing. Have a fantastic time at Ally Pally Sue and fellow Wilsonettes, hope the meet up goes well, I will be with you in thought.
Had a wonderful day of memories and laughter yesterday, we have arranged to meet next Thursday and it will be a treat for my friends Mum as my sister will be there too, she is usually working.
Pam you will be in my thoughts and prayers on Sunday, gentle hugs to you and hope Cameeli's poem helps. Cameelii your poem is beautiful, brought a tear to my eye, my Mum loved rainbows and she would have loved this poem.
Rosemarie have a wonderful day and the sun is shining.
P in Wales so pleased that you have your Husband home.
Lynne M gentle hugs to you and the fur babies, sounds as though they entertained you in style last night.
Paper junkie thinking of you and your sister.
Tandy hope that the doctor finds something to ease the rash.
Norah and Steph sending love and gentle hugs, hope you have a better day.
Margaret (corgi owner) belated Birthday greeting, hope you had a lovely day.
Love and hugs to all who need them or are in pain.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue and everyone, such a beautiful card again Sue!!
Hope you all have a fantastic time at Ally Pally.
Susi x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card again today. I love the soft colours - really pretty.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Unknown said...

Morning .... Oops afternoon everyone, well it was morning when I came to the blog, but reading the lovely posts and cameeli's poem has topped me into the afternoon! A lovely card today Sue, am still waiting for my stitched flower set to arrive and am glad I splashed out on it as the ideas you are sharing are just great. Lynne, you take enjoyment from your fur babies, although wrestling at that time of a morning is not really called for they don't know that, and they just want to see mum happy. Pam take comfort that we are all thinking of you on Sunday, and everyday, these first really are horrible but you have been so strong so far that I know you will make it through the day, but let the tears fall as it will help. Brenda I'm sure the other like me will keep going as much as possible through our aches, my fingers feel very swollen today and not sure why! Norah, my daughter says she feels like a one hundred year old lady today the arnica is always to hand, like you we used to always get it from Q and between that and the aloe Vera we are nor,ally covered, hopefully her pains will be lessening now, she has gone to work today so that will help take her mind off it and make her stretch the muscles gently. Well I was most disappointed as no foals again this morning and I really hoped I would have a birthday baby! Well I suppose there is stil to midnight to go! If not maybe next year, these girls just do behave and foal when I ask them too!!! Take care all and those who are the mega excited girls going to AP tomorrow, sleep well tonight and have a great time there and spend spend spend xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card a Sue!

I am loving the Floral Lace Stamp you used for the background, very nice indeed. The sentiment is lovely, just simple words but they say it all, and of course, I love your bow and your decorative pins.

Have a wonderful time at the Ally Pally.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! This is so gorgeous today !! I really love the periwinkle blue card, it has become a favourite of mine at the moment. I love everything about this card Sue !! The new Lacey background stamp is just beautiful, I am really starting to take to the new Vintage Tag shape to !! The sentiment looks fab with the glitter, and the bow and beautiful stick pins with that little crystal sparkler complete this beautiful card !! Another stunner Sue !! Good luck for tomorrow, but you probably won't need it as I know you will shine, like you always do !!
I am so excited and cannot wait to get to Alley Palley tomorrow. I am really looking forward to meeting every one.
Clare W, I am going to try and make a Sue Wilson Rose flower to wear tomorrow but if I don't succeed I will make a Sue Wilson bow instead !!
Pam, I am thinking of you always, especially for Sunday. I hope you have your family and friends around you to help you through the day.
Sending you lots of love and hugs x x x
To everyone who is ill, in pain or has other problems, I wish you lots of love and hugs today x x x
Cameeli, your beautiful poem made me cry !! I hope you and your partner are coping ok.
I hoping to see you and other Wisonettes tomorrow.
Lots of love to everyone love Tres x x x

Pauline A said...

Such a stunning card today and I love tat background die. Feeling a little miserable today and slightly envious of those Wilsonettes who are going to Ally Pally but never mind just enjoy yourselves everyone and have a great weekend Sue. Hugs Pauline A x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Wow Sue another stunning card. Just love this type of card - simple, elegant and absolutely beautiful! Hugs xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue,
love the colour's today,
Card is beautiful,
all you going to ally pally enjoy,
I wish I could be there,
Crafty hugs Julie xX


You should let sue see your wedding card, the black and white one,
your cards are beautiful,
Don't ever say there not good enough and thank you for taking the time to help me crafty hugs julie

Gail said...

luvin everything about this card - it is stunning xx have a fab show and a good weekend xx GailT xx

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Just love it. Hugs. Jan.xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
such a beautiful card - I love periwinkle and white. The stamp is lovely as is your embossing and the focal point. But I shall resist buying the stamp as I have a couple of other lacy background stamps from JR and I want to wait to see your goodies later this year. I'm sure I'll buy......
My thoughts are with you Pam, it'll be a very difficult Sunday. But think of all the good times you two have had - nobody can take your memories away.
Enjoy Ally Pally, all those that are going.
Hugs, Rose

terrie said...

Wow the background is so beautiful and the card turned out really nice...
Well done Sue

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic video yesterday and a truly beautiful card for today, love everything about this one.
Many thanks to those who left me the lovely birthday wishes, I had a really lovely day with some wonderful cuddles from my darling little grandson.
Cameeli your poem for Pam is so wonderfully sensitive really beautiful, thank you for sharing something so lovely.
Pam thinking of you hoping you are able to share this weekend with some family and friends for comfort and support.
Thinking of all who are in pain at the moment, I do know what it is like.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, another beauty!! Hope Ally Pally goes well. Love Sam xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, one word.... STUNNING!! New things to add to the shopping list!! Only more more sleep 'til Ally Pally - can't wait!! Hope to meet some of the Wilsonettes which would be great. Karen xx

Unknown said...

beautiful card. have a good show at the Ally Pally.

weefortune said...

Enjoy Ally Pally all who are lucky enough, another beautiful card Sue
Hugs Elaine x

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & all Wilsonettes, Sue I hope you don't get to worn out today setting up for the mad rush tomorrow at Ally Pally ....Yay I'm going hope to meet up with you & some Wilsonettes , just made my W badge & Bow lol.
A gorgeous card today Sue just love it all that background is stunning also the colours stamps,dies all so elegant.Love & hugs Sue see you tomorrow Lynda Brock xxx

Pam will be thinking of you Sunday another first to get through hope you won't be on your own & you have family & friends with you sending you Love & Big Hugs xx
Camille such a beautiful poem hope it gives Pam & any one who needs some comfort xx
Also hope it's good news for your partner next week hugs for you both xx
Steph & Norah hope your not suffering too much pain today love & hugs xx
Lynne Mills sorry your still in a lot of pain with your neuralgia,I hate it when doctors say you have to live with the pain or they say it's your age ,
Your two fur babies sound gorgeous I have a
shih Tzu & chihuahua sending you Hugs xx
Love to all Lynda xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like this card very much.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, hope your are all set up for Ally Pally and enjoy it, although I know that it must be a tremendous amount of work. Stunning card, love the colour and the gorgeous background, must look at buying that stamps.

Have a good weekend everyone and to all that are going to Ally Pally enjoy it on our behalf.

lorraine - scotland

Unknown said...

Good afternoon from sunny and dare I say warm Blackpool. Oh how I wish I was coming to Ally Pally. This cards is stunning. Love the colours. And the iced snow really sets off beautifully the label. In my head I've decided on the major crafting decisions. In going to have a major and I mean major clear out. Over the years I've collected lots and various items of material that just sit. Well enough is enough. If I get rid of what I don't use and focus more on what I love maybe I cud accomplish more. Onwards and upwards as they say. Have a fabulous weekend. Lots of love, Jo xxx

Jane said...

I wish I was going to the Ally Pally, the cost of the journey down there and accommodation it cuts into the crafting money lol, if only you could do a show in the east Midlands even the NEC would be good please bear this in mine Sue, loving today's card.

Unknown said...

Wow amazing and beautiful card, I love the periwinkle coloured card. Happy Days

Unknown said...

Hi Sue another gorgeous card, nice die and the colours are lovely. I think the bow is adorable I cant get the hang of making them like that. Yvonne xx

karenlotty said...

I love the white embossing on the blue, looks very much like wedgewood. Hope everone has a great day at Ally Pally tomorrow - leave some stock for me please, I'm going on Sunday xx

Carol S. said...

Very pretty card Sue. Love the colours and the backround. Hugs, Carol S.xx

karenlotty said...

I love the white embossing on the blue, looks very much like wedgewood. Hope everone has a great day at Ally Pally tomorrow - leave some stock for me please, I'm going on Sunday xx

Unknown said...

Great card.Have a wonderful time at Ally Pally everyone who is going.
Helen Bx

jane stillman said...

Afabulous background, and love the divine elegance die. Have a great time at Ally Pally, really sad I can't be there this time x said...

oooh love this card soooo elegant

Pam B said...

Beautiful, beautiful card ,
Sue. Enjoy Ally Pally all who go.

Pam B

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Another beautiful card today!
I just love the lace background so that is now another item to go on the list. However my Divine Eloquence Die, which has been on order for ages, arrived yesterday so I am halfway there. I like the new packaging which is so much easier to open than before.
The Periwinkle card is gorgeous so I must add that colour to my Stash also!
Have a great time at Alexandra Palace!
Love Lesley S
West Sussex

Beverly Fuchs said...

Card today is lovely. You have so many creative ideas and your imagination seems endless. Looking forward to your next creation.

CraftyJo said...

Loving that background stamp!

SusanP, Kent said...

Beautiful elegant design and a gorgeous blue lacy background. Have a fantastic weekend at Ally Pally.

Unknown said...

Stunning card!
LOVE the embossing stamp in the background.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
Was unable to post yesterday or watch the video but will try later! The cards yesterday were lovely and today's is gorgeous too. I love the periwinkle card and the background is so beautiful - hard to believe it has been made with a stamp! Whole creation is super!
Have a great time at Ally Payul all who are well enough and fortunate enough to go! The rest of us will be with you in spirit and we won't be at all jealous - if that is - you promise to tell us all the news when you get home! Safe travel everyone and have a super time!

Steph sorry about your fingers! Do trust you will feel a lot better very soon!
Cameeli - touching poem! You are very good at finding those!
Lynne so sorry you still in pain. Thinking of you too.
Joanna - you are thinking what I was thinking last week! I did have a massive clear out ! It works - go for it!
Roemarie - have a great day - looking good on the weather front!
Tres - do hope the ME behaves and you can really enjoy tomorrow.
Sure I've missed someone out but I 'll need to make a list when reading this blog!
To Pam God Bless ,on Sunday and may you through the sadness have a day with some joy too. Remember the happy birthdays in the past . X
Love to all,
Myra P said...

Love the blue and white combo - very elegant. Hope the shows go well for you and that those who are able to go have fun, and don't spend more than they can afford!!
Best wishes, Susan x

Myra P said...

Hi All,
Oh dear! Ally Pally somehow became Ally Payul!,
Poor Rosemarie - lost her s !
Apologies Love Myra.

Vie Carter said...


see you tomorrow - early


Jacquie Jacobs said...

Stunning card Sue, love the colours.

Enjoy Ally Pally.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

fame01 said...

hi sue
great card again today really pretty, I wish I was going to ally pally all you lucky devils who are going have a great time .. hugs to all who needs one take care sarah xxx

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card. Great wedgewood colours. X

Laura O said...

love the background stamp so delicate and elegant .Laura O

Barbara said...

Beautiful card as always Sue, love the iced snow and your hat pins are to die for!!!

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and all the Wilsonettes! Sue oh wow, wow, wow, I love this card and the Floral Lace stamp so much...another one I know...but this is gorgeous! Periwinkle blue card embossed in white just stunning. Love that colour! The Divine Eloquence die is all it says it is. Loving those pins too!! I can well imagine how busy you are Sue. I don't know how you do it. Keeping us happy here on the blog AND at Ally Pally too....could do with some of your energy! Lol! Pam, will be thinking of you on Sunday. I've no doubt Tim will be right there with you..... x Cameeli, gosh that's such a beautiful poem. Hope it helps you Pam x RoseMarie, the pride and joy as you watch your daughter will overtake the weather...but I hope it's a lovely sun shiny day x Christine C and Ella Happy Anniversary to you both! I've no doubt you will make up when he comes home x Yorkielass June, glad you had a happy day and so nice that you have next Thursday to look forward to too x To Lynne M, Norah, Pam, Helen, Brenda, June, Marg and all who need a prayer and a hug xx I agree with you Vick they have a wonderful, wonderful day all the Wilsonettes who are going to Ally Pally!!! xx Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Karen Drew said...

Very elegant card today. Colours are lovely
karen xx

Pam said...

Cameeli , a huge thank you for your wonderful heart wrenching poem. You are such a special lady with all that is going on in your life to take the time to send it to me. Tim loved rainbows too. I have been in tears all afternoon as have so many of the blog family but it did help me. Thank you everyone for all of your caring comments, you are all amazing. June sorry you have had such a scary worrisome week, hope you have good news from it. Rosemarie, hope you have a wonderful day for your daughters wedding. Love to everyone and I hope the Ally Pally crowd have a blast.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Lovin the background stamp. Your hat pins are beautiful as always. I know creative expressions sell the pins but could they not do a selections of beads to go with them. Hope you have a great weekend and have lots of fun. Take care sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Helen Jones said...

Hi yet another beautiful card Ithas given me some inversion for a day of card making Saturday.

Unknown said...

What a lovely card. Will try that background with white embossing. It is striking.
Have a good weekend at Ally Pally-wish I could be there. Thanks, Jan

Theresa said...

the background is superb. love that divine die you used. those colours go really well together. lovely composition xx

Unknown said...

Really pretty card, Sue. Particularly love the background stamp... how dainty! Hope you have a great day at Ally Pally!

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, loving the lace background stamp its very feminine.
Donna Jones

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A gorgeous card with a lovely background. Have fun at Ally Pally. xx

Unknown said...

+can any of you kind ladies tell me where I can get the backing stamp and whats it called I have searched all over internet and cant find it anywhere Yvonne xx

Unknown said...

That lace background is SO beautiful!!
Hope everyone has fun at Ally Pally.
Pam, thinking of you, Honey, you are going through too many firsts, too quick.
Janice W

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Wow love this card reminds me of wedgewood that my mom used to have, the periwinkle and the lace looks stunning and that new die is so pretty . Fabulous card !!
Hope everyone has a blast at AP take care all.
Jean D xx

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card. Pam will be thinking of you on Sunday. It's our son's birthday as well but no celebrations as it is his first without Nicky we called her our daughter in law but they were to be married June this year. It's my aunties first anniversary tomorrow I can not believe how many family members left us last year. nothing working on my rash just getting worse at least the itching takes my mind off my pain physical not the heart ache. Love and hugs to all.

Myra P said...

Hi Yvonne .
The background stamp is I think from Justrite stamps? I think C&C may have it but you may be able to get it elsewhere more cheaply! Maybe try to Google - Justrite Floral Lace Background Stamp. Hope this helps a little.
Love Myra

Unknown said...

Im sorry but I don't know anybody on here but it looks like some of you need hugs, sending big hugs to Pam if that's ok, sorry if I have jumped in as a stranger. Yvonne xxx

sued99 said...

Very pretty with the white and blue.

Unknown said...

Im sorry but I don't know anybody on here but it looks like some of you need hugs, sending big hugs to Pam if that's ok, sorry if I have jumped in as a stranger. Yvonne xxx

Unknown said...

Im sorry but I don't know anybody on here but it looks like some of you need hugs, sending big hugs to Pam if that's ok, sorry if I have jumped in as a stranger. Yvonne xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab card looking forward to seeing you tomorrow

Myra P said...

Hi Yvonne
Just you jump in ! We all care for each other. It's a super blog.
Sunrise Crafts have the stamp four pounds cheaper!
No, I have no connection at all with the company!
Trust this helps you and anyone else who was interested.
Tandy, Lots of love to you also?
Love Myra

AnneRD said...

A lovely card Sue, such detail, Anne x

Tina said...

Hi Sue, and lovely blog friends,

Absolutely beautiful card Sue, very pretty colour. My card I ordered from your show today, and they are also very pretty. I love the lacy stamp, another item on wish list.

Margaret, I so sorry I missed your birthday, I send you a heartfelt belated wishes and hope you had a lovely day. X

Steph I hope everything went well for you today. X

Pam, Where does Cameeli get her poems from, they just totally pull at your heart and I too had tears when I read it. It was beautiful, and as it turned out ,it was so fitting for your Tim. We will all be here for you, There will be so so many hugs and good thoughts for you on Sunday.

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Wacki Macky said...

Evening Sue, and thank you too for this fantastic card today, it's a stunner!

Craftihappiness to all, love from Pearl

TOB said...

Love that embossing and that periwinkle card is stunning. Going to sell things at my local community craft fair tomorrow. Hope you all enjoy Ally Pally. Hugs Theresa x

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
Hope today went well. I agree with Myra about Sunrise crafts and order quite a bit from them and also visit their little shop. The service is great. I never order from C and C as they are far too expensive. I either use Sunrise craft or Joanna Sheen. No postage when you spend over £10.X

Tina said...

Sorry about my message, left words and letters out. Will try harder next time.

Tina X

Beth T said...

I love the white on periwinkle, and the black mats are striking!

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue enjoy ally pally xx hazel

ang said...

Beautiful card I love the background stamp so gorgeous looks like real lace angxxxx

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Absolutely lovely with the delicate lace background on the periwinkle! Great new dies. You've given us more great ideas!! Thanks, Karen

Sandy H said...

An absolutely stunning card. That lacy background stamp is gorgeous, has to be added to my wish-list.

Cameeli the poem you found for Pam is so moving.

Yvonne there are no strangers here - you've just become part of the best, most caring blog-family.

Hope all the lucky ladies off to Ally Pally on Saturday or Sunday are having a refreshing night's sleep in readiness for their busy day. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

Lindsey, not sure if I read it right, but if it was your birthday I hope you had a happy one.

Sandy H said...

Oops - sorry for the spelling, Lindsay.

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Lacelady said...

I was out all day at the Belfast Craft Show, so only getting here on Saturday. Couldn't find any of your stamps there, sadly, but I'll keep looking, I love this lace background stamp. Hope Ally Pally is going well too.

Meg Owen said...

Love the Periwinkle blue card Sue - the white embossing shows up really well.

Margaret O