Saturday, 12 April 2014

Your Strength

Hi bloggers!  I am so hoping to see many of you at Ally Pally today and tomorrow, please do come by and see me at the Rubbernecker booth and say hello.  The card today is from last Sunday's shows and it shows off the pretty Swirly frame mask that was on the show.  I used it to emboss the pattern into the coconut white card background.  For the centre, I used my Decorative Frames from the Italian Collection and cut the heart circle in white.  I stamped the design from the Ribbon and Swags set on white card and embossed it with white powder and cut it out using the Lacey Tiers die set.  While still in the die, I inked it with Eggplant Adirondack ink which brought the stamped image to life.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set and cut it out with the smaller die in the Vintage Labels Seven die set.  I inked it with Eggplant as well.  To give a little frill around the sentiment, I added two Heartfelt Creations corners.  As embellishments, I made a couple of felt flowers and seated them on white tulle, pearl strings and stick pins.  I cut several of the small dies from the Classic Rose out of white felt and made some small flowers for the top of the focal element.  Flatback pearls adorned each of the corners and a double white pierced mat finished off the entire card.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 7" in size.

Saturday's post is usually when I announce the Wednesday card giveaway winner, but it has been delayed due to being away in London at Ally Pally for the weekend.  I will announce the winner's name on my post on Monday.  Don't forget to check back.  All for now, Sue x












177 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue love it all. Hope all your prep for Ally Pally went well, you will be star of the show. Ally Pally Wilsonettes have a great time. Tandy, my heart is with you for Sunday. Yvonne, thank you for your kind comments, welcome into our blog family.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - fab card again - sped read the descrption as been up since 4.30 getting ready for AP - Cant believe I am actually going - off for a last coffee before travelling - hope to see you Sue - got my white bow on - been brave - gona wear it travelling - how many odd looks do you think I'll get? face bovered?..
Gota go
Rgs
Clare W

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue and all the crafty crew!! Stunning card today and again with the lilac, really pretty!!

I am also getting ready to collect an old friend and then will be on the road to Ally Pally. So see you very soon. Looking forward to meeting you and other Wilsonettes, Clare your ribbon will be lovely!! I am still deciding what to wear.
Have a great day everyone!!
Cameeli xx

kitty davies said...

Good Morning Sue.
The card is beautiful. All you Wilsonettes have a great time at Ally Pally, and for all the ones like me who caanot make it have a great weekend. Sue don't overdo it. Take care all and safe journys.To all with sadness in their lives time is a healer Kitty

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue ! I'm looking forward to Ally Pally today :) X

jean.phillips1 said...

Mirning Sue, fantastic card again. I am just waiting for my daughter to pick me up then we will also be on the road to Ally Pally! See you soon. Love Jean xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful card, love the sentiment. Enjoy your day everyone at home or Ally Pally

Thinking of you Pam, it would have been my husband's birthday tomorrow too.x

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,

I so hope you have a lovely weekend and all your visitors do too, i love today's card, hugs, Vick xx
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
My YTCHannel vixcrafts

Rosie said...

What a superb card. I would love to be at AP -enjoy!

Joan D said...

What an elegant regal looking card. The stamping in the aperture looks like a beautiful piece of delicate handmade lace.
Have a great time everyone and spend spend spend at Ally Pally. You only live once so go for it if you possibly can.xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card have a great time at ally pally thanks Tracy w x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue great card today i do love these dies ive now got a few in my collection. This card is stunning. Sorry but ill not be going to alli palli. Have a good time xx

Debs A

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. What a beautiful card, I love the embossed background and the use of colour.
I hope everyone going to Ally Pally has a fabulous time, let us know all the details tomorrow.
Pam, will be thinking of you tomorrow, Carmeeli what a thoughtful, beautiful poem. Welcome to the blog family Yvonne.
Best wishes to those in pain.
Sue xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love this stunning card, right up my street with all the beautiful floral embellishments.
Have a great day at Ally Pally, quite envious of all the people managing to get there. Rather a long journey from the North East of Scotland.
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Your card is beautiful. Must have a go at the felt flowers and try harder with my masks as i keep forgetting about them. Hope you got all your jobs done ready for your weekend of crafting. Have a great time and enjoy yourself. Wish i could be there but to far to travel from county durham. Wish you could come to doncaster. Hope everyone has a great time at ally pally. Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Hope all who are going to Alley Pally today have a really good day out.
Today's gift is so beautiful and girlie and I can think of many friends who would be delighted to receive this.
I still haven't tried flowers and felt. I must put one day aside so that I can play with felt flowers, stick pins, classic roses etc. Will let you know how I am when this day has passed.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly beautiful card, gorgeous colourway, and I'm adoring the swirly mask embossing, beautiful lines, and the 'ickle felt flowers are so cute !!
Have a great weekend at Ally Pally, and everyone who's going have a fabulous time, I'm really envious haha !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

granny sue said...

Morning Sue. Another elegant card today. Just getting ready for my trip to Ally Pally. See you later. SueL

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful cards love the colours you've used.
Hope to be able to get close enough to say hello to you and to lots of our family later, must get ready now,
love Brenda xxx

Jane said...

Love this card its amazing so beautiful.

Jane xx

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card today. I have never used masks, for embossing , so must give it a try. X

Eemeli said...

Love the use of all that white. Embossing gives a nice detail to the background.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Wish I could be there at Ally Pally and rub shoulders at your rubbernecker stand! Have a great time everyone.
Todays card is one of your very exquisite ones again. I love, love, love everything about it. Just divine.
Hugs, Rose

Jan.moogie said...

Love it, love it, love it. This card touches all my buttons Sue and those flowers, wow. xx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card love that mask. Have a great time at Ally Pally everyone xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, nice usage of the mask for embossing - never thought they would emboss so deeply, so something new to try.
Safe traveling and have a great time, all the Wilsonettes going to AP.
Thanks again Pam and also Norah and Yorkielass for kind thoughts. Have caught up on sleep - himself has of course immediate relief via the op but the usual problems associated with it are troublesome. But can't keep a good man down, though!!
Yvonne, we are a chatty lot and welcome to the blog - also to a lot of other newbies recently.

'P' in Wales

Angela Wade said...

Hi Sue, a lovely, elegant card. The swirly mask looks lovely as an embossed background. Simple but so effective. Best wishes to you and everyone at Ally Pally over the weekend.Have a great time! Unfortunately too difficult / far for me to get to, as I have three dogs.

Best Wishes,
Angela in S. Wales

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue , the embossing looks really good , love your felt flowers!
Have a great day everyone both at the show and at home
XxRuth

marg said...

Hello Sue
I hope you all have a wonderful time today!
Love the colours of todays card
I must try the embossing!
Take care
Love Marg

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. This is sheer beauty. Makes my heart sing.
Have a great day everyone going to AP.
Love Val in Spain x

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue. Your card is divine!Hope you and all the Wilsonettes have a great time at Ally Pally ~ wish I was going!Hugs,
Maggie x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

I love the background mask on this card and the rest of the card is beautiful too. The rose set makes very pretty blossoms.
Enjoy the Ally Pally those who are going. Hope all goes well Sue.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I think this card is so delicate, has all the lovely elements that love. I hope you havea really great time at Ally Pally, and everyone who is going have a safe and happy journey. I will really miss not going, but it is the day beforemy daughter's wedding and I have got a to do list as long as my arm. For those of you that need one I send a hug.

Love Rosemarie xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card the flowers are lovely Sue ...
Happy Crafting ..x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a wonderful card today. In particular I love the Swirly frame mask, your decorative frame and the Ribbon and Swags stamp together. It all works so beautifully together. I hope you have a great time today Sue and all you Wisonettes going to Ally Pally make sure you have enough fun and do enough shopping for all of us : )X to Pam and also Carol Edwards. You will both be in my thoughts tomorrow. Take care.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous especially the felt flowers. I hope to see you later. Love Jackie

doreenj said...



Lovely card!!! Hope you all enjoy AP!!!!


Doreen x

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue
This is my style of card, love it, some of my favourite colours too. I cannot make Ally Pally, even though I live within an easy driving distance, circumstances stop me going this weekend. Hope everyone who goes has a great weekend. Perhaps next year.
Hugs
Dawn Searle xx

Sue Dunn said...

Lovely card again today Sue. Have a great time at ally pally.. One day I must go. Persuading my husband will be the job. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - although it will be just great to say 'hi' today at Ally Pally!! Love this card and also the mask - have not used a mask yet for embossing but this is so pretty I can see I will be doing some of this in future. Bye for now, love
YvonneMayxx

ang said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and gorgeous felt flowers angxxxx

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Would love to be at ally pally this weekend but it is a bit of a treck from Ireland. Sooo jealous of all of you that are going. Have a great day. Love the card and must try the felt flowers and masks as they look stunning. Hugs to all from Ireland. Evelyn x

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - this is truly a stunning card.

Hope you have a brilliant day at Ally Pally and all the Wilsonettes who are going have a safe journey, enjoy yourselves and don't spend too much LOL as if....

Cameeli I have cried(in the right way) every time I've read your poem it is beautiful.

To everyone enjoy the weekend I believe the weather outlook is good I think I may have run out of things to wash now.
Helen xx

Brooke b said...

Gorgeous card, love it. The flowers are stunning. Didn't manage to watch on Sunday due to family commitments but have taped it so still have that treat to come. Have a lovely day. JB xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card. I love the embossed background.
Just about to leave for Ally Pally.
See you soon.
Veronique L

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
This card made me do a happy dance it's gorgeous. Love it all.
Hope all going to A/P have a great time.
Lydia
X

Mrs B said...

Tandy. Sorry to hear that the rash is still bad. I am sure you have already tried it but if not Aloe Vera is very good for skin problems. If you haven't tried it then the best way is to snap off a piece from the plant and apply the juice onto the problem area.If you can't get a plant then a chemist will have it in bottled form. I hope you find some relief very soon. Take care.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Loving today's card. The embossing is so pretty as are the felt flowers.
Have a great time at Ally Pally. Wish I could be there. Could you perhaps go to Summer Crafting at Doncaster in July? Bit nearer to me!
Thanks for sharing. Take care all.

Victoria said...

I would love to attend the Ally Pally show - who knows, one day! Anyway, beautiful card today again Sue. I like your stick pins - they're so decadent and luxurious.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a stunningly beautiful
as usual and love the colour and the
embossed background shows up much better
in your photo's than on the telly is
is gorgeous.
Nancyd xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Stunning and elegant and the embossing is super.
Have a great weekend. May have to get down there next time.
Ang x

Suejimbel said...

Gorgeous card Sue. So jealous of all you off to Ally Pally but have daughter to collect from Leeds Uni - haven't seen her for ages! Enjoy whatever you are up to today x

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone. Gorgeous card again today. To all those going to Ally Pally this weekend - have fun!!! To all like me, staying at home, have a happy day too. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, what a STUNNER we have for a card today.feel so jealous of all who will be going to Alley Pally. Have a great time.

Love June
xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue what a wonderful card! I hope Ally Pally goes well and look forwarding to seeing you tomorrow. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Denise Hancock said...

Beautiful card Sue. Have fun at Ally Pally
Denise X

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh what astunningly exquisite card today and I love the colour combination too.
Enjot your weekend at AP wish I could be there but being in North Wales it's too far away for me.

Love Sheila xx

Crisco said...

Beautiful card. Hope everyone is having a great time at AP today.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card beautiful design and colours and those stick pins WOW. Enjoy your day at AP everyone.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Annie said...

Beautiful card, Sue, really love this one, the swirly frame mask and the flowers are lovely, the colour is soft and pretty.
So much excitement all over UK today with everyone setting off for Ally Pally :-) hope you all have a FANTASTIC time. Wish they would televise the show then we could get to share your fun and see you all!!
For all of us not there today, hope you have good weather and a good day, I've decided if I can't be at Ally Pally my consolation is crafting ALL day!!
Hugs to all, especially those who are hurting or in pain xxx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, such pretty colours

Rachel Taylor said...

Gorgeous card ,good luck at Ally Pally .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

karenlotty said...

I hav one more sleep and than Ally Pally Are any other Wilsonettes going tomorrow? I hav a long long list but I don't expect to get everything because I'm sure most of what I'd like will be out of stock But at least I'll meet you & Julia, Phill and Kim Today's card is beautiful & the mask is now on my list with all of the other stuff! Take care Pam It was my mum' first birthday without her this week I won't deny that it will be tough but sometimes these anniversaries are not as bad as we anticipate x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, another stunning design which has the most gorgeous details and embellishments.x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card really love the way you've embossed with the mask. Have a great day today but don't wear yourself out. Lynne, Steph, Norah and anyone else under the weather, hope you're all feeling better. To everyone going to Ally Pally have a great time - wish I was going too but really too far to travel from Durham. Love & hugs to everyone needing them. Love Alisonxxx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue and everyone,
Another brilliant card, love the felt flowers. Can't make AP this time around, but everyone have a great day. Enjoy...
Gail Cx

Susan White said...

Lovely card - the embossed background is lovely. I wonder if you could show us on one of your videos how to do the bow with the tulle - mine always comes out too bulky and I end up taking it off!! Thanks, Susan x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and I must have a go at the stick pins I just love them. Good luck to all going to ally pally wish I could make it maybe next year . love Jean Z xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card and the sentiment can cover quite a few of our Wilsonettes who have been going through some bad times.
I bet everyone going to Ally Pally is very excited have a ball everyone.
Hugs x
Heather T

Marion said...

another lovely card Sue.hope you have a good time at Ally Pally.
Marion H

darcydaydream said...

This card is beautiful. Have a great time at Ally Pally today everyone who is going. I'm off tomorrow. Can't wait.One more sleep.
Christine in Darcy....xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the felt flowers.
Have a great time everyone that is going to Ally Pally.
Love and hugs to all
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

rachel said...

another stunning card - it looks beautiful with those pins - hope ally pally isn't too crazy today xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely stunning. Beautiful.

Enjoy Ally Pally everyone - not envious, honest!!!!!

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

WOW! Such a wonderful card to start our grey and miserable morning here in South Yorkshire. I just love it. I particularly love the stick pins you've used - did you make them yourself or can they be purchased anywhere? Thank you for sharing this with us today and hope Ally Pally goes well. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love it wish I were with you at ap too far from Warrington love to all who travel there stay safe love June xxxxxx

Pauline A said...

GM Sue, Hope you're set up and raring to go at Ally Pally. I love those felt flowers and I have had a go but not with the felt you brought to us on C&C. it did work (well nearly) so am determined to buy some the next time I see it. Lovely girly card today. As I can't come down to AP; I'm going to indulge myself in a day of crafting instead. Hugs Pauline A x

Sonia Jones said...

What a beautiful card. Love it x

nattyboots said...

So so beautiful Sue
Have a great time this weekend
Elaine H X

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my god Sue, this is soo gorgeous too. I love the colors and I love the dies you used on this one and I love the stamp as well and all together it makes a perfect card in my eyes, sooo gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue stunning card today love the colours and I received my masks yesterday so need to have a go with them maybe tomorrow. Have a great day to all who are going to AP. Hugs to all who need them today. Sophy n Gran

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card love the lilac touch , I have trouble using masks they don't seem to come out very clear I'm obviously using the wrong sandwich. Love the felt flowers and your lovely stickpins ,love doing felt flowers they cut out beautifully .
Have a fantastic day everyone at ally pally, and everyone else have a good weekend .
Thoughts are with Pam , Karenlotty and carol Edwards and anyone else having a difficult time xx
Hugs
Jean D xx

Debra Denman said...

Hi Sue. Have a fab weekend. Everyone at AP have a great time.
Beautiful card again Sue. I enjoyed watching you make it on tv. Very elegant love the colour
Debra x

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, love it all. Hope all goes well today at Ally Pally, wish I could be there.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card as usual Sue,love your dies they are all stunning.

foxyg said...

Fabulous card Sue.

Have a great weekend at Ally Pally.
Wish I was there!

weefortune said...

Beautiful Sue really wamt to try the felt flowers with my classic rose die, Have a great day Elaine x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the colours Enjoy your weekend xx hazel

TOB said...

Simply divine. Hugs Theresa x

Brenda Hanlon said...

Beautiful card, I tend to forget that you can just use the dies to simply emboss into the card. It's very effective and a must do. Enjoy Ally Pally.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Hope you enjoy Ally Paly.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Hope you enjoy Ally Paly.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today's card, another mask for my wish list, which is getting longer and longer. Enjoy ally pally everyone who is going, have a great time.
I'm off on holiday for 3 weeks, Caribbean Cruise, maybe no free wi-fi available, so will have Sue withdrawal symptoms, take care everyone, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I am at home thinking of everyone in the queue at AP getting ready to make a dash to meet you at the Rubberneckers stand! Hope you have a great time, everyone!
Lovely card again today, love the embossed background and that pretty centre, too.
Love
Lesley S
West Sussex

nannapat said...

Another beautiful creation, the lilac is such a lovely colour. The dies you have used are gorgeous, I have some but not all so obviously I need to buy more! Have a great time at Ally Pally Sue and everyone else who is going. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes. Just a comment for now, will be back after 1st doggie teaining day !
But just wanted to catch ALL you lucky lovely Wilsonettes before you get engrossed in your Wonderful Wilsonette day at Ally Pally. I hope you all have an amazing time meeting new friends and of course our Momma Sue.
Who ever reads this PLEASE send love to Sue and Co from me. Id love to be going but health and distance wont allow. Have the BEST craft day EVER ladies and please give us all the goss etc when you and your bank balance has recovered : )

Will return later for my blog fix.
Love you all.
Lancashire Steph xx

Joanne K said...

Hi such a pretty card today. Hope you are having lots of fun at Ally Pally. kind regards Joanne K x

Jackie Durrant said...

Beautiful colour combination and selection of dies Sue. I'm sure you will have a good day today, love from Jackie D

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
A really lovely card again today Sue, oh how i wish i could get my masks to emboss like that. The blue is a beautiful shade and with the felt flower and stick pins finishing it off.
Glad to see you being brave Clare and showing the world your support for Sue and her mini masterpieces. I really hope that all our lovely Wilsonettes have a wonderful time at the show today and meeting our heroine. Pace yourselves and you will last longer and enjoy more. The green you see is not envy or jealousy honest, but how i wish i could be there to meet each of you.
I do not know where my mind had wandered off to yesterday, probably looking for the eyesight that missed Cameeli's beautiful poem and Lindsay's birthday, i am so sorry Lindsay. That's two days in a row that i have missed a birthday. I hope you had a lovely day flower and being up at 4:30 this morning, waooo that is a woman on a mission, have fun today.
Rosemarie, i will wish you daughter every happiness today flower as you will be far to busy tomorrow on her very special day, when she will look like a princess and you a very young queen.
"P" in Wales, so glad you are feeling more refreshed and your hubby has come back to doing what he does best, i hope that he has the get up and go in his step for a good long while.
Karenlottie, although not my beloved dad's first birthday away from us it would have been him turning 80 on the 8th and yes flower it will get easier on you, a part of you is still so sad that they can't be with you. I am sorry flower that you went through this week without the comfort of friends here on the blog not being able to comfort you at the time. I know not everyone tells their story on the blog, but i know that i wouldn't be without anyone of the beautiful people that come on each day as they do care so much and are truly the very best of friends that someone could have. Tomorrow is going to be so hard for 2 very special people and Pam and Tandy both know that we are sending cyber hugs through the computer to them. I wish that we could support you all physically, but we can through the computer without intruding too much.
I got a lovely phone call from my daughter who is in Eygpt on holiday, she got engaged to her boyfriend of 3 years on the anniversary of them first meeting. So i now have my step daughter you got engaged in February and my own yesterday. How lucky am i, as i now have two lovely new sons in my family.
Have a great day everyone where ever you are today and hopefully see you all tomorrow.
Love and crafty hugs to all my dear blog friends,
Norah (Glenochil)

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A gorgeous card today, love delicate colour and the embossing, must get that mask.
Enjoy Ally Pally all Wilsonettes going and have a great meet up, Clare W your white bow sounds fab, you go girl.
Pam, karenlotty and Carole Edwards, love and hugs to you, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Norah and Karen (magpie) thank you for your lovely comments.
Love and gentle hugs to Norah, Steph, Lynne M and anyone else in pain.
Welcome to our caring blog family/
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Beautiful. The effect with the mask is fabulous and works so very well with your Decorative Frame. This card really speaks to me. Have a great time this weekend.
Sue

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue.
Love this stunning card, loved it on the show. The colours are beautiful. Wish I was nearer to AP to meet up with the Wilsonettes, have a great day all of you
Hugs
Carol x

Chris Curry said...

I love this card. So elegant. Sorry I wont be at Ally Pally, I know what a great time you can have there.Take care, and enjoy the day all those of you who can go. Xx

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone.
Love todays card think
it would be ideal for a
wedding the colours are so fitting.
Karen [magpie] thank you so much
for your kind anniversary wishes.
[ do you come from the n.east ? ]
Mandy hope the rash is calming
down.
hello to tony.
well bet everything is in full
swing at A.P.mmm wish I was there.
from Christine C and Ella

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. A gorgeous card with beautiful colours. I hope to day was not to hectic. Hazel xx

sued99 said...

Lovely, lovely card. Very excited today as my 'Faux quilled blooms' dies have just arrived. Off to play.............

samantha wade said...

Wonderful card, love everything about it.
Hope you all have a great time at Ally Pally.
xx

Joan Donaldson said...

A truly beautiful card Sue. Love it!

heather harrison said...

Love the card Sue. Have a great time at ally pally. Hugs Heather.x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love the card. I have that mask so will have to try embosssing it.
Carol and Pam, will be thinking of you both tomorrow.
Hope everyone that is going to Ally Pally have a great time.
Rosemarie, keeping fingers crossed that the weather will be nice for your daughter's wedding.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card. Hope you have a great day I'm sad I can't make it.
Beverley W

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the embossed background with the mask and the white heat embossing. Your new dies are beautiful and so are the stamps.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Stunning - I love this card - it is really beautiful.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Such a truly beautiful card so regal and opulent looking love the colours flowers pins everything about this one so lovely.
Do hope you have a super two days and meet lots of Wilsonnetes lucky people! Hope you have your camera to share some pictures with all of us that are not able to get to Ally Pally.
Take care all who are going have a safe journey and I know you will have a fantastic time.
Thinking of you Pam as you face tomorrow, we are all thinking of you and sending you lots of love and hugs.
Do hope all those in pain are finding things easier today.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Another beautiful card Sue. Love everything about it, and the felt flowers and fancy pins are gorgeous embellishments. Hugs xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Fab offering again for us today Sue, I hope you are managing to keep all the Wilsonettes in order today and you all have a grat time, as has been said girls, spend spend spend, especially on Sues dies etc! Rosemarie have a wonderful time tomorrow can't wait to hear all about it next week when you have recovered, wish there was a way you could share some photos with us, Pam you are in all our thoughts tomorrow too, as is Tandy, and any others who are missing a loved one on their special day. Norah you take great care and try and get some rest, and thank you for your birthday wishes, I had a busy day, but was lovely, no foals however! P in Wales so glad you have caught up on your sleep, Claire well done for going to AP and have a great time, Lynne can't see your post yet today so do hope you are not feeling any worse. To any one I have forgotten today I hope you all have a safe day, enjoy AP for those who could make it there today , love to all xx

Jill Liddle said...

Another beautiful card.

Lacelady said...

Just home from Belfast Craft Show, so I hope Ally Pally is going well. Sadly I couldn't find any of your stamps etc. there, but I do have one on order from Joanna Sheen. Love the card, hope your show is going well.

Gail said...

Fab as always xx have a great weekend at Ally Pally xx GailT xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Another stunning card today. I love the swirly frame mask and the dies you have used. Hugs today for everyone who needs one. Hope you enjoy Ally Pally to those that are going and commiserations to those that aren't.

Janhass said...

Hi Sue such a beautiful card, I love the felt flowers and need to give them a go. Hope you have a great time at Ally Pally. Crafty hugs :)

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous card, I could see it being very useful for all sorts of occasions.

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue and the beaded pins a beautiful way of finishing it off.
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terrie said...

Beautiful card it;s so elegant looking...
Have a great day Sue..

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card as always Sue!

I love everything about, it's beautiful.

Hope you're having a fantastic time at the Ally Pally.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

SHARICA said...

Fab card today sue .. xx

Cathy Davidson said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card so elegant, hope everyone has a good time at the Ally Pally, I am missing out at a lot of craft shows just now because I have to go to hospital daily for intravenous antibiotics so really feel I am missing out boo hoo, but wish everyone else has a fab time hugs Cathy xxx

Joanna Dickson said...

Another stunning card Sue. Have a fab weekend at Alley Pally. Lots of love, Jo xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
Well the great day has arrived! Trust you all managed to meet up! Would be lovely to put faces to names! Really hope you get some photos which we can see! If not well make do with the news!!
Margaret A - Julia sells packs of plain pins in her store.
Hope that helps a little. The Bead and Button Company sell lovely beads online and they show actual sizes.i have had some very pretty ones.
Pauline A - definitely worth getting the felt which Sue recommends as it is fantastic. The texture is so different.
Steph trust all goes well on the dog training front! You didn't say if your hands were better. Trust they are.
Rosemarie and family have a truly lovely day tomorrow. Hope the sun shines for you.
Pam all the best for tomorrow. So many of us will be thinking of you and sending crafty hugs.
Sue, love today's card - it is really beautiful. Love the colours and the die combination . Bow and pins - well I just love those. Trust you have a great two days at Ally Pally and that you try to control Julia's giggle! LOL
Love to all,
Myra

Olive Ann Jones said...

great card, lovely colour, sentiment speaks for itself x

Lesley Griffiths said...

Another stunning offering. Happy Days.

Anonymous said...

Ok 3rd time lucky !!!.grrr. Hi again Sue and lovely Wilsonettes. Such stunning cards Sue, both yesterdays and todays card are stunningly beautiful and a touch of simplicity and magic in todays card.
After a couple of not so nice days Im doing okish. After waking with hands the size of boxing gloves I arranged to get some joint injections in my hands, the only downside to that is that with the joints being so tiny sometimes the steroid can crystlise inbetween joints, yep, it did ! I can only imagin its like having tiny micro beads rubbing up into your joints like a ball bearing going round a pinball machine, boy I cried like a baby ! By 10am following morning enough was enough so my consultant arranged for me to have pain killing injections at my local hospital, needless to say I slept and slept waking not sure of the day ! But thats in the past thank goodness, my way of getting through usually is 'tomorrow is another day' but I needed help this time !
The cards Sue are truly beautiful sprinkled with stunning magical embelishments.
I really really wish I could get to AP but not possible, but have my White/Red rose beauties seen a large craft show in Bolton 31/1 June ? Bolton Arena by the Reebock Stadium, its NO consolation I know, but just thought Id bring it to your attention.
Hope our lucky ladies are having a wonderful craft day at AP and have all found each other. Cant wait to read alllll about it. Eyes heavy so time for a quick power nap.
Sending love to all.
Same place tomorrow : )
Lancashire Steph xxx

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue wow what a stunning card love the swirly background and the colour is lovely. Yvonne xx

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous card.Hope everyone has a great time at Ally Pally .
Helen Bx

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today - think I will have a go with embossing masks today.
Unfortunately not going to Ally Pally - maybe another time.
Lovely photo of Phill, Julia & Sam - on Phills' FB page!
Enjoy yourselves and all the spending that is going on - I can just imagine it!!
Have fun.
Sheila x
BFN Sheila x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours. Hope everyone has a great day spending lots of money!!!!

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and all the Wilsonettes! Another breathtaking card Sue. Just stunning....the colours, the mask, the dies, the felt flowers, those pins....! Well, I can imagine you are very busy today at the Ally Pally doing demo's and meeting up with our wonderful Wilsonettes!! I hope we can have a look at some of the photo's....so so excited for all of you!! Oooo hello to our newbies who have joined us on this wonderful blog! Jess, have a lovely cruise and I've no doubt they will have wi fi....we need our Sue fix! Sue J, have a wonderful day with your daughter x Rosemarie, Have a wonderful day tomorrow, your daughters wedding day. Take plenty of tissues with you, you'll be crying tears of joy for your "little girl" xx Norah, don't be hard on yourself, easier said than done I know because we all do genuinely care x So so chuffed for you at the news of your daughters engagement! Also your stepdaughter too. Much penny saving..... you take care. Love and hugs x x Hi Christine C, I did live in the North East, Scarborough for two years as a mobile carer but have now lived in the North West Midlands for 7 years now. Prayers, love and hugs, to Pam, Carole, Tandy, 'P' in Wales and your husband, Michelle, Alison, Karen L, Lynne M, (hope you're okay), Lancs Steph (oooo shug x) and Cathy. To everyone who is going through sad and tough times physically and mentally, xx Love Karen xx

karenlotty said...

Thank you Norah I've just come back on to see what I wrote earlier thinking I'd not explained myself to Pam and saw your comment

englishrose897 said...

Smashing card

iReneM said...

Oooh, gorgeous!!
Beautiful elements and I like how the mask embossing turned out :)
x

Alice G said...

Adorable card Sue. Totally jealous of all the fold who are going to meet you at ally pally - that would be awesome!

You have done these felt flowers before but I don't know how you create the bigger ones, maybe next time could you show that on one of your video tutorials please. Hope your not too exhausted after today I know you will be busy!

Hugs Alice xx

Alison D said...

Love the card Sue. Elegant and simple. Hope you're enjoying Ally Pally. Wish I could get up there but not fit enough yet.
Alison D x

ellyscard creatief said...

Love this gorgeous elegant card.
Gr Elly

Laura O said...

a fab card ,hope you enjoy yourself in Ally Pally .Laura O

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, so pretty.

Went to Ally-Pally today and met with Sue at her Rubbernecker's stand, her table was surronded all day.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Karen Drew said...

Love the mask effect. Todays card is stunning. Love the white with just a splash of colour.
Luv
Karen xx

Anne Crawford said...

Another tasteful and beautiful card ( they all are) I love the embossing ,the dies and the felt flowers so very pretty!
Jess, I hope you have a wonderful cruise and get wi fi ok, Steph ,so sorry you're having such a painful time ,hope it eases soon. Hope your daughters wedding goes without a hitch tomorrow and you all have a wonderful day Rosemarie, and sending hugs to all others feeling lonely or poorly xo
PS. Torville and Dean were Fabulous in Glasgow last night!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Really lovely card, hope you and everyone had a great day at AP
Pam sending hugs to help you through tomorrow
Best wishes, Pat

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT A CARD. GREAT HOW YOU HAVE EMBOSSED IT. STICK PINS ARE AMAZING. I ADMIRE YOUR ENERGY SUE. DONT KNOW WHERE YOU GET IT FROM. YOUR LOOKING SO WELL, AND LOST WEIGHT, WELL DONE.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, really beautiful card, love the sentiment, hope you are enjoying Ally Pally. Bx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, what an abfab card, love everything about it from the mask to the hatpins. Hope you get a good rest tonight ready for another busy day at ap. To all that managed to get to ap today I hope you had a brilliant time and spent lots on crafty goodies. To all that have sent me best wishes thank you. No rest yesterday with pesky poochies ( no longer fur babies little b's) as a pigeon with serious attitude issues decided to do a moon walk ( dance move from Michael Jackson I think) up and down the shed roof whilst giving the said poochies the evil eye, thus ensuring they would try to recreate "Tigger's" bouncing moves to try to catch it. I must say that if poochies had been male they would have probably given up after a very short time, but no, even when pigeon had decided that it had exhausted all the laughs it could get and flew off, my poochies carried on trying to get onto the shed roof. The pantomime kept me entertained for quite a while.
Lindsay - thanks for your concern, hubby was off today so that meant I could have a lay in whilst he looked after poochies. I have had a good deal of rest today and as I now have hobnail boots tap dancing on my head instead of red hot pokers I am feeling not so bad. lol to all lynne m x x x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue & all,
Just a quick post to say to Rosemarie that I hope your daughter's wedding goes well and that you all have a lovely day. Hope the weather staye fine. Also to dear Steph, I really do hope that your poor hands are much better today, it must have been so painful for you. Love to everyone . Alison xx

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
Well this is a late post but then Ally Pally did call and I had to oblige - and boy did I have a fantastic day - spent loads and met lots of fantastic people.
Love todays card - enjoyed our chat, how was the cake?
Enjoy a bottle or two of wine tonight and enjoy tomorrow.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, "Absolutley Awesome Fantastic Beautiful Card" I've just arrived Back from Ally Pally I had a tremendous day bought lots of beautiful items, but I couldn't go without making a comment.
Long Day from 4:00 a.m. Until 8:30 p.m.
Take Care Sue Love From Sam x
Have a great Sunday

Theresa Pace said...

lovely card. love the effect created by stencil. very lacey effects created by stamp, tulle and dies.
and sue thanks for bringing the card in with you today. it was nice to see you again, hugs xx

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
I really love the card. Hope everyone had a good day at AP. Pam thank you and I will be thinking of you tomorrow. Mrs B I swear by aloe vera it was the first thing I reached for it is the first time it hasn't worked I will have to go back to the doctor thank you for trying to help. Lancashire Steph I was going to the Bolton show but we have decided to go away so as not to be here for the following Saturday that the wedding would of been. Love and hugs to everyone special hugs to Pam for tomorrow.

Lorraine Thompson said...

Lovely card again I like the Italian collection

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
what a beautiful card.
I bet you were the busiest person at the show - hope you found a little time to relax.

Margaret O
xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, lovely to see you again today xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue and everyone, Had a fantastic day at Ally Pally.....Rubberneckers was my first port of call. Stood behind Sue while she was demonstrating - she looked around and said hello Brenda - I was so chuffed she recognise me. Spent lots - added to my SW die and stamp collection just can't wait to start playing!!!! I wore my white felt flower so everyone would know who I was supporting!
Sue I want to say a big THANK YOU you know why LOL
Hope you have a good day tomorrow, Brenda

Pearl said...

Fantastic card today Sue, love the colours and shapes, those dies are brilliant, I only have one set so far but planning to get more.

Hope you're having a great time at Ally Pally.

Craftihappiness to all, love from Pearl

Nuttynanny said...

Hi Sue
Hope you have a great weekend at Ally Pally, this card is so stunning, love the colours. Wish I was going to Ally Pally, I will get there one day.

Take care
Eileen L.

Julie Smith said...

Hi Sue,
Blue and white is so classic. Hope everyone enjoyed ally pally. Would love to go but don't drive and train fare prohibitive. Anyone in worcestershire area up for a coach trip next time?
Jules x

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely beautiful card!!!!

Maureen B. said...

Sue this is so clean, fresh and elegant, just lovely thank you. Hope your first public day at ally pally went well. Hugs Maureen

johanna said...

ABSOLUTELY beautiful my favourite colours and iv'e got my eye on a few of sue's dies i can't wait to get them

lynda said...

Sue it was lovely seeing you at ally pally today,unfortunately I missed the meet up with any Wilsonettes as never arrived till 12 noon ( I was up & ready early but hubby took our dogs for quick walk which took him an hour!!!! mmm, so didn't leave home till 10 am ) I had my Sue bow with a W on it but didn't see any one else wearing one,never mind hubby took my picture with Sue she looked fantastic. I spent far too much bought more Sue dies & embossing folders. I saw Julia & Sam Pool.
Sue Today's card is gorgeous love the lacy stamp & the mask made a beautiful background the colours flowers & stick pins also beautiful . Love & hugs SueLynda Brock xx .....enjoy your day tomorrow xx
Ooo Steph you poor hands I didn't know how much pain you go through day by day sending you love & gentle hugs xx Pam will be thinking of you tomorrow stay strong hope Camille's beautiful poem helps in some way love xx
Tandy my thoughts also with you at your sad times.xx
Lynne M you made me smile with your fur babies antics glade you felt a little better today.Big hugs xx
Norah congratulations on your daughter & stepdaughters engagements, you rest & no overdoing things take care hugs xx
Yvonne welcome to the best Sue blog you are now a Wilsonettes xx
Love & hugs to all Wilsonettes all enjoy A.P if you are going tomorrow love Lynda xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very late call from me today and I don't have Ally Pally as an excuse! Love today's card, the mask has embossed beautifully and of course I adore the roses.
Hope all went well for you today, it seems the Wilsonettes had a great time :-)
Still thinking of you Pam and wishing you well along with everyone else who is feeling down.
Frances

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Well I do love today's card No change there then.
That blue is to die for lov it
Hope you are enjoying the Alley Pally will make it one day. Would love to meet you I. Person.
You Take Care Sue
Theresa xx

Sandy H said...

Such a beautiful card today. The flowers and stick pins are gorgeous.
Pam and Carol you will be in our thoughts on Sunday.
Rosemarie and family have a wonderful time at the wedding.

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Ayelet Barkay said...

Stunning card, sue!!!
Love everything about it! The background, the dies, the bow, the tulle, the felt flowers and also the great color :)

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Lynda, thank you lol lynne m x x x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, great background from the mask.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this is my first attempt to post a comment, but after meeting you at Ally Pally on sat. I just had to do it,so here goes, firstly I have to say it was great meeting you You were great & had time for everyone,answering all our questions, (a very tiring w-end I'm sure) so for that I thank you. I had a fab day& spent a fortune on your new dies, which I can't wait to start playing with. Great card,
Many thanks
Marlene Orr

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, pretty card and love this design. Hugs, Carol S.xx