Friday, 16 May 2014

Best Wishes

 Hello crafters!  Today's card is by request from Maggie M!  She emailed me to ask if I would post the card that I did as my first demo during my die show in April.  Well, it took my about two days to remember which cards I had demonstrated at all, much less first! LOL  What a memory, not!  I'm chalking it up to my senior status!  I finally figured it out so here it is.  I started by embossing the design of the Tuscany die from the Italian Collection into coconut white card.  Using Spun Sugar distress ink and Shabby Shutters distress ink, in a very general way I lightly applied ink where the flowers and leaves were on the design.  I aligned the die back into place and taped one side to form a hinge, then placed a piece of sticky self adhesive sheet over the die area and closed the hinged die back into place and cut the die.  This did take several passes through the machine to cut through both the card and the adhesive sheet since this die is very detailed.  Once cut, I was able to align the outer circular die to cut the design completely out.  I peeled the backing paper off and covered it with micro beads for texture.  I cut another solid circle to back it with out of coconut white card and glued the two piece together.  For the background I used the Heart Lattice striplet without the outer cutting edge and cut three in a row.  I seated the beaded focal element in the centre.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Decorative Frames from the Italian collection.  I inked the piece with Spun Sugar before removing it from the die.  I mounted it on foam for dimension in the centre of the card.  Using the 3D Lattice bow, I cut both bows for a double bow and used the downward pointing tails on it.  I added it to my card below my focal element.  I finished the card with a double white mat with a pierced edge and small flatback pearls around the Tuscany die cut.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,
Cannot wait for you to be back on our screens, next month! but the YT channel helps with withdrawal ha!! Love today’s card, just as i love everything you do, hope you have a lovely day,and all the other Wilsonettes!! hugs, V
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Pam said...

Hello Sue and everyone
Beautiful card today, gorgeous.
Happy Friday to everyone, it is nearly the weekend.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
Simply sensational card today, so elegant and stylish love the bow and Tuscany dies

Great buckle card demo yesterday and thanks again for sharing. its great to have such an inspirational fairy Craft-mother!!

PHEW!! final day wish me luck, we get the feedback from the inspectors this afternoon and then I will be swiftly home for a stress free and peaceful weekend, a little gardening, planting at the allotment, making a couple of cards and then feet up and catching up on Julia's demos.

Have a lovely day and a great weekend, weather is on the up!! and hugs and TLC to those who need.

Cameeli xx

Anonymous said...

hi sue ,
brilliant card great choice for my mum's b day, thank you

Pam said...

Good Luck Cameeli.
You will do great

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, I just love everything about today's card, it's stunning. Hazel x

CraftyAnn said...

A beautiful card, I just love the hint of green. I have been using your border strips on a lot of cards lately, at the top and bottom of my cards, but have never thought of putting a third cut in the middle, thanks so much for the idea. No guessing what I will be doing later.
Take care.

Gail said...

Good morning all,
Love the card, so bright and cheery. I'm off down to Cornwall to visit my mum and going into visit my brother this morning.
Gail Cx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, once again a beautiful card. Have a good weekend all take care Kitty.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Now, if I knew you were doing requests. . . . .lol! Beautiful and elegant and that touch of colour adds so much.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Marion Bull said...

Morning Sue, Love this card and its that pretty springlike green again! Haven't had time to use my dies enough but you are a constant inspiration. Thank you
Marion B

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love today's card and glad that Maggie M asked you to post it, we can now look at all the details.
Hugs x
Heather T

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue WOW youve done it again another stunning card I love it. Your dies are out of this world. You are such a talanted lady and I look forward to seeing what you gave for us everyday. Hope your mum is ok and well. Take care xx

Debs A

tracy w said...

Morning sue
What a stunning card must get the dies to do this one glad maggie m asked for this thank you Tracy w x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card choice.

Crisco said...

Lovely card with such sweet gentle colours.

Kate's Cards said...

Very delicate. Xx

Anonymous said...

Really lovely card today, Sue, and do like your use of the striplet die for the background.
Gail C - will be thinking of you on your visit to your brother.

'P' in Wales

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, lovely soft colours on the flowers, and the background is super, I can see why Maggie asked you to post it. Have a good Friday. Bx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Another gorgeous card today:) I love the gentle colours under the micro beads, just beautiful.
Does anyone else smile and gasp when you see Sue's offering of the day? My hubby has noticed that I do that each morning. What a great way to start the day, Thank you Sue : ) I hope the weather is better over the pond and you are having a good time.
Sending my hug to Pam, and one for all in need.
Good luck Camelli. Will be thinking of you later. It is nerve racking waiting for the feedback and scanning the report to see which rating. As I said earlier in the week I'm sure it will be outstanding : )
Gail, thinking of you and your family.
Norah, I hope you are feeling brighter today, let the sun work it's magic and enjoy your hills : ) If you don't fight to get the best for your children who else would? That's what being a parent is about, it doesn't make you awkward. I would do the same if needed. And as you say your lad is coming on in leaps and bounds. Well done You : )
Have a great weekend everyone.
Take care.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Well done Maggie !! asking for the tutorial on this card, I remember watching you demo this one, and loved how you did it.
A gorgeous card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, loving today's card, absolutely stunning. Have all the ingredients, just need some time.
Beware you might have started something...............!!!!.......special requests!!!!
Have a fantastic day

Patricia xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

I like this card Sue ....stunning ...happy crafting ....x

ang said...

Just beautiful, I love the very soft colours and sparkle angxxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Gorgeous card, love the dies, colour, everything. Can't wait to see what your next set of dies are, I've started saving!
Good luck for today Carmeeli, I know what you're going through.
Sue xxx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Loving this card - well done Maggie for requesting it. So pretty and quite intricate - will have to try it out!
I have now won a Julia card to put next to my Sue card - just happened to watch the 7pm show and thought I'd email in and then Leonie read my email out! My husband thought I'd won the lottery! Well I had!!
Enjoy this lovely weather.
Sheila x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I may do a version of this for my Moms birthday using the embroidered striplet. Loving the micro beads they add just a touch of twinkle in the pics.
Donna Jones

Rachel Taylor said...

Utterly beautiful Sue !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous card
and that little bit of colour just makes
it pop love it. Hope everyone is feeling
good and ready for the weekend.
Nancyd xx

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, and all followers,
Fantastic card this morning, glad you were able to remember which one you demoed.
Have a great day everyone and enjoy the sunshine
Sally x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
This card is simply stunning I just love it, my daughter has asked me to make her birthday card with the striplet dies and also one for her best friend and her Mum, all will have different colours, I just love those dies I do hope you have some in your new collection.
The sun is shining today I am supposed to be tidying my crafty stash but we all know what that means, we find something to play with that we had forgotten about.
Love and hugs to all
Happy crafting to all the Wilsonettes
Love Tina x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love the delicate colouring on this card and the way you have topped it off with micro favourite things!
Just love them! I like the way you have used the die three times for the background. Genius! Thank you for sharing.
Crafty hugs to all.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - that focal element is really lovely - it's another must try! Lovely sunny day here today and it's meant to be even better tomorrow -
Clare W

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely pretty card today. I have yet to get the Tuscany die, it's next on my list.
Denise X

PharmacyMichele said...

Another beautiful card. I just don't seem to have enough time to craft at the moment-work keeps getting in the way!


Desiree P said...

Great choice Maggie! Love this card Sue - that touch of green really makes it pop!x

Laura O said...

stunning card love the center piece .Laura O

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
This card is, again, beautiful, Maggie M sure has good taste and I don't mean to sound patronising!
Have a good day and thank you for more inspiration. xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
This is just lovely and shows how beautiful your dies are

Pat x

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Sue,
Strangely that I happened to re-watch recording of your April show last night with this very demo; thank you for digging it out for us!
Lovely card, white on white with just a touch of palest of pale green to highlight the die and all the techniques used. Very Special.
Lis x

Nicola Belshaw said...

Morning Sue.
This is such a delicate card.
As for senior moments I seem to experience them most days. I'm hoping today's is that although I record all of you demos I have failed to recall this card!!! Never mind.
Great card as always xxxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card so delicate and pretty.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & lovely blog friends,
Maggie, what an excellent choice, today's card is stunning!
I love everything about it, it's pure 'lovely lacyness' ,Sue those dies compliment each other perfectly, what an amazing inspiration you are ! I know I have said it time and time again but thank you so very much for giving us all the inspiration we need, every day, it makes a huge difference to my life! (As you know)
Norah, so glad to see you back in (the fold), we missed you, I often sit and picture your view in my mind, I do hope the sun is shining on you hills this morning! X
Cameeli, I have everything crossed for you, but I am sure that the feedback will be positive, sending you a hug , hope you got it ok!
Hope everyone has a lovely sunny, peaceful and creative weekend,
Hugs to all
Sandra xxxxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, just love this card, with just a hint of colour makes it look so delicate! Hope everyone has a great weekend, I have two friends from Cambridge coming down for the weekend so it will be a sight-seeing tour of Bath for them! Love Jean xxx

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & lovely blog friends,
Maggie, what an excellent choice, today's card is stunning!
I love everything about it, it's pure 'lovely lacyness' ,Sue those dies compliment each other perfectly, what an amazing inspiration you are ! I know I have said it time and time again but thank you so very much for giving us all the inspiration we need, every day, it makes a huge difference to my life! (As you know)
Norah, so glad to see you back in (the fold), we missed you, I often sit and picture your view in my mind, I do hope the sun is shining on you hills this morning! X
Cameeli, I have everything crossed for you, but I am sure that the feedback will be positive, sending you a hug , hope you got it ok!
Hope everyone has a lovely sunny, peaceful and creative weekend,
Hugs to all
Sandra xxxxx

Oksana said...

Stunning and elegant Sue. Love the card, especially the bow!xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I am working on building up my collection of your dies they are so pretty. Have a great day. Love Jackie

trent999 said...

Morning Sue,Hi everyone.
A striking clean look today with just a hint of colour. Very nice and love those bows.
Take care all.Nick xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this striplet it is one of my most used dies and this beautiful card shows it off. It is fantastic how all your dies mix and match. Have a great weekend everyone.

Love Rosemarie xx

TDQ Karen said...

Just beautiful once again, love this effect with the glimpse of colour under the micro beads, stunning xx

Craftysusan said...

Thanks Sue, this was one of my favourites too.

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue , those dies really are lovely!
Have a great day xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and every on, another beautiful card, love the colours, so delicate. Enjoy your weekend x

doreenj said...

Just love the touch of colour & microbeads!!!

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card very delicate and lacy. I always love your white on white cards and then you add a pop of colour perfect. Congrats on your 5 million blog hits you should give yourself a pat on the back because it's all down to your hard work. Have a great day with your mom hoping the weather is been kind to you.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, love this card. It's so pretty and delicate. The hint of colour behind the micro beads sets it off perfectly. I've been trying to get hold of your bows for ages but am never quick enough, they're just so popular. I will get them in the end!
Hope you have an enjoyable day.
Alison D x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you have coloured and microbeaded the diecut.
Thank you for sharing how it was done.
Veronique L

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card .Beautiful bow die.
Gr Elly

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card I use the striplets all the time and the bows so pretty .love Jean Z xxx

Dawn Searle said...

Good Morning Sue and everyone.
Lovely sunny day here, it lifts the spirits. A lovely card today and I really enjoyed yesterdays video as I do all of the videos.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Hugs Dawn Searle xx

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Hi Sue and all!! Love the effect of the micro beads over the distress ink on the centre die cut. Must dash to work. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn. X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, can see why Maggie made the request, bet there will be other requests now.
Hope you are having a good time with your mum.

Denise said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card, thank you for sharing. As a new follower I am working my way through your videos and getting lots of inspiration. Thanks again.

Take care x

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Another lovely card today and I think that the rose circle is so pretty. Haven't managed to get the bow die yet and it will be a few weeks before I can actually do any crafting as I'm going into Hospital to have an eye op and then it's head down for the next 5 to 10 days but will enjoy catching up with your blog when i can. In the meantime enjoy the rest of your stay over there and looking forward to your return . Hugs Pauline A x

TOB said...

Gorgeous card, love the striplets and the bow (I've got both, hooray) Love using your products on my cards. Another beautiful day here on the coast, hope you are having a great time across the pond. Look forward to seeing you back on tv soon. Love and hugs to all Theresa.xx

Micky French said...

Stunning Sue, so pretty.
Hugs to all I hope you all have a great weekend
Michelle xxxx

Lacelady said...

It's a good'un Sue, but then they all are! Early start for me, I like to get to the shops, snag my groceries, and be back home before 10.

nannapat said...

Even by your standards this is an outstanding card Sue - a real stunner. Pat x

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
Such a stunning card again today. The hint of green is beautiful, and the Striplet dies make wonderful backgrounds.
Wishing you and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you Maggie M for requesting today's gift. It's simply gorgeous in so many ways.
White/white with just a hint of colour and the format is just to die for.
I think this one has just hit the top of my love list of gifts.
So as you can see it has certainly gone into my 'must do' box and I can think of so many occasions it would be used for.
Sue I had a go at your buckle card from yesterday and I have to say (and here I'm blowing my own trumpet just a little) it has turned out beautifully. This is the first time I have tried a buckle and have been happy with the end result.
It's another crafty day for me YEH YEH as I have a charity coffee morning to support so fingers etc had better be ready for the long haul.
Good luck Cam - fingers crossed and I know everything will be OK.
Take care everyone and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - what can I say except OMG I love this card. My Favourites white on white and then a shot of colour. So delicate and just amazing.
Cameeli hope all goes well this pm and you can enjoy your weekend after a stressful week.
To everyone else hugs and yes it is nearly time to enjoy the weekend. Take care all Helen xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

So very pretty and elegant and suitable for lots of occasions.

Eemeli said...

Adorable. Love again the white and white plus just the right amount of
color. Very elegant and "light".

Hugs from Finland,

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Just stunning this card, very delicate colours and love the bow
Carol x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful card today

Anne Crawford said...

Beautifully elegant and delicate card I absolutely Love it!
Hope you are all enjoying the sunny weather ,it's still cold and windy up here in the NW.
Hugs to all xo

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow love this card Sue, it is so so me. xx

Joan D said...

Another beauty Sue. Just love the colours and it's so fresh and bright. Have a great day x x x

Marion said...

Beautiful card Sue ,love every thing about it.
Marion H

Jane said...

Beautiful love today's card.

Jane xx

Jackie Durrant said...

A beautiful card Sue so full of little things you don't spot immediately, love from Jackie D

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love it

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a lovely card today and I love the way you have used the Striplet die.
I will try and make my own little creation using the other Striplet die which I have, although I don't think it will be as effective as the one you have used.
Weather gorgeous here in West Sussex and the last two days have been taken advantage of some help to sort out the garden whilst the sun shines. The result is that I am full of pain today so will be taking things easy.
I have finally finished all the cards for my six relatives/friends who have Birthdays this month and am feeling pleased with myself!
Hope your weather has brightened up.
Love Lesley S

Brooke b said...

Georgeous card, love the striplet. I use it a lot so useful. xxxx

CHERYL brown said...

So pretty and sweet, no wonder it needed a second viewing. Hugs Cheryl xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Really pretty and delicate. Xxx

Anonymous said...

I remember this card and it was my favourite of the show, so delicate and pretty. Take care. Claire

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A really beautiful card. This is stunning. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Glennis said...

Hi Sue, it is a very beautiful card, and I love the bow

Alison Couchman said...

Haven't done much micro-beading and would never have thought to add them to a die-cut. Would've thought it was too intricate. Thank you for expanding my mind. As the weather is set fine for a couple of days I'm going to have a dyeing session. Hope to end up with a pile of fabric and thread loveliness. Gets me out in the fresh air and keeps me off the streets!
Have a good weekend everyone.

Brenda Hanlon said...

I love this card its so pretty, thanks for showing it again will be having a go with the techniques.

Marianna Hammer said...

Todays card is very very pretty

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card today,so pretty and elegant.

Diane said...

A beautiful card Sue I'm glad you put it on your blog because I gave it a go and then couldn't remember what went with it. It was fun to do but I struggled to cut the card and tricky together and get a good cut. Have. Great day with your mum. Love Diane G xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely intricate card, thanks Maggie for requesting it. Will have to have a try at this one, but will probably take all day to work it out, anyway have a great day everyone, take care, Jess x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Well done to Maggie for requesting it. I love the striplet dies and the centre piece is stunning with the distress inks on it. Very fresh and delicate. Love it!. Going to have a crafty day today possibly whilst sitting outside enjoying the sunshine while it's here!
Cameeli good luck for today I'm sure the report will be brilliant.well done to Sheila for winning one of Julia's cards. Love and gentle hugs to everyone. Alison xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. No wonder Maggie liked this card. I think all Maggie's would love it - and with a filigree bow as well. Simply stunning. xx Maggie (better with a paper bow)

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Lovely, sue as the designs, Off to garden some more as its a beautiful day in sutherland.
Hope everyone is well,hugs to all
Lorraine x

Rosie said...

Yet another stunning card, Sue. I really do love these white on white cards with just a hint of colour....

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card just love the green xx hazel

hotpotato said...

beautiful card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for sharing this lovely card and explaining how you did it. I love the dies and colours you have used.
Beverley W

Janet k said...

Morning sue, beautiful card today, I do remember you doing it as I've kept the recordings, another one to try. Also I love the card from yesterday, something happened yesterday morning so I never got round to watching the video till this morning, so beautiful, thank you for sharing that, have a very sunny weekend everyone! Love Janet x

Annie Pennington said...

Love the micro beads, they add a lovely depth to the die cut.
xx Annie P

AnneRD said...

Another stunner, the delicate colouring sets it of so well. Anne x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
An absolutely beautiful card and so elegant too. I just love the way you use your dies to get such a wonderful piece of art.

Love Sheila xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Love the subtle colouring on this one. Be careful Sue you might have set a president here. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us every day. Norah hope the sun is shining and you can sit in the sun and warm your weary bones. We all want the best for our children, and support them through the good times and the bad. Hugs to Pam and Steph and anyone else who needs a hug today.

Donna said...

beautiful card

nattyboots said...

How gorgeous is todays card , i am so pleased you remembered it , the subtle touch of color really makes the card pop .

Thank you
Elaine H X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's a pulchritudinous card - one of my favourites. EVERYTHING about it is absolutely divine.
Thank you for remembering.
Hugs, Rose

SusanP, Kent said...

This is so pretty Sue. Again a little colour on white - never fails. Your dies just keep on giving too!

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
What a beautiful card yet again Sue, the white on white with the hint of colour to just give that wee bit of pop. The green and pink are so soft in shade that it adds to the card and not take away from it. Another beauty for any number of occasions and people. Thank you Sue, for propping up our crafty arsnel of cards with another very different card. I like Cameeli's word of Fairy Craftmother, i think this quite suits you some how.
Cameeli, you don't need any wishes of good luck as if your school is anything like your crafting abilities, you will have sailed through on determination and interlect, positivity and sheer hard work. Any young person worth their salt will come away with a rounder education to fit with society and work. Enjoy your weekend of rest and relaxation doing your garden and allotment.
We are all routing for you Pat L. at Chelsea and wishing you good luck as i know that getting one of the coveted prizes can bring untold greatness to the exhibitor, so we have everything we can cross for you crossed.
Sorry to hear that your daughter isn't well and has to go to the hospital Joanna, i hope that can help her soon and get her back on her feet again. Our other young men that landed in are hopefully feeling the benefits of recovery after their bad fall and or blackouts. We are still here cheering them on back to fitness and health. Although Gary, i don't envy his recovery from the smashed shoulder and hairline fracture of his other one and the rest of his injuries, hope he is getting stronger each day. Good luck to Pauline A that is going into hospital for an eye op.
Denise, one of Sue's new followers, welcome you have joined the very best of blogs and have in turn gained a whole new family that care about you. You will find that through the good and bad times we have some of the most loveliest of friends that lend a wee helping hug and ear. You have become a Wilsonette just by becoming one of Sue's followers.
Sam, i've been called a lot of things in the past but none of them as nice as you have. It was
no trouble at all flower, and i am glad you were able to get your longed for Tied Together folder. Have fun when it comes.
I can see this is going to be a noisy day as hubby off his work today as we are getting a new front door and side panel, so he is hammering and banging away at the old one to get it out. As he is putting the door in his self, or rather we are putting it in i am going to be rather knackered today by the end of it, by holding this and that and trying to keep things up at the right angle while he gets it secured. Am i looking forward to my labouring i heck as like. It seems to elude his brain that i have a broken back and that it goes out no problem as a norm without the help of lifting doors and windows into place. Never mind, i hope to see you all tomorrow when hopefully we will have some sun as well. At the moment my hills have a mist over them that is diffusing the hills nooks and crannies. That's the wonderful thing about living here, they never look the same and always bring different facets to the looks of them. I hope that where ever you are, the sun is shining and if not outside that it is in your heart. Gentle hugs to our more fragile of friends here and i hope to see you tomorrow,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Jayne S said...

Lovely card today as usual. Your dies are amazing Sue.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi all my crafting friends!
I'm much earlier today ! It's a lovely day here too!
I love today's card. I remember the demo but so very nice to get the details! Thank you Maggie! Using the striplet die in this way is so effective too. A very useful die!
Thanks once again Sue. It gets more and more difficult to say something new! Yet you manage to create something new time after time!
Gail will be thinking about you today and over the weekend. Sending love x
Hope Ofsted 's feedback is good Cameeli.
Now it's time to clean kitchen cupboards and worktops!
Love Myra

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely fresh card today.

Natalia said...

Gorgeous card, love the touch of colours and design.
Natalia x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. A very pretty card, I'm still in love with your bows. SueL x

Susan White said...

Very delicate and pretty card today - thanks Maggie for requesting a demo, as I'd missed all the shows except for one!! Susan x

Maryann Laursen said...

I can certainly see, why Claire wanted to see this one again, it´s absolutely gorgeous and really well made too. I also just absolutely adore this one, soo beautiful.
And don´t worry too much about that memory tomorrow you wount remember it anyway ha ha ha ha.
Have a wonderful week-end dear friend and everyone inhere.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Beautifull filigree work using your dies with just a touch of colour.

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card,love the combination of colour with the micro beads.
Love Angela x

Emily said...

Very pretty card. Like the touch of green. Maybe down the road you could do a video on doing a card like this.

Sam Smithard said...

The Blog Counter For Visits To Your Blog Is On,
5006162 and rising and Only Another 22 People To Join Your "Outstanding Blog" and You Will Have Achieved
Now onto The Fabulous Card, it's Fabulous to be reminded of some of your Cards But I Love So Much To See The New Ones.
I Really Love how on this Card, you have once again used your Dies together, and Using One Of The Striplet Dies I Just Love these Dies.
But I must admit at first I was so unsure of The Striplet Die until you started to share with us your Tips and Techniques using The Striplet Dies and then I just had to purchase them and they Cut a Dream.
You used one of my favorite products
"The Micro Beads" they are so Tactile and Stunning.
Also My Fabulous Bow which I So So Love I Always use it as a Double Bow and a Downward Pointing Tails, The Bows Look Tremendous in so many ways.
Sue Thank You For Sharing Such A Stunning, Inspiring, Card with us, Thank You for the tips and techniques and the Wonderful Close up Photograph Shots they really bring out the best of your Card.
Take Great Care Sue
Love and Hugs from Sam x
Norah, (Glenochil) You are a Wonderful Kind Lady and as I mentioned yesterday I can't thank you enough for your help, and you're always helping other, so you take care I won't ever forget your kindness.
Hugs from Sam x
Hugs To All From Sam

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue, just a quick check in today, thank you maggie for requesting this card, it's so delicate and tactile, one to try. Great colours too. Cameeli,I'm sure you will get a great report this afternoon and enjoy your well earned rest. Norah enjoy those hills and be a good labourer today ;-). Good wishes to all, got to get out now and do some weed killing etc while the weather is good. Xx

Chris Curry said...

Lovely elegant card Sue, so effective.

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Sue,what a stunning card! i love these dies the intricate detail so pretty!

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

I just love, love LOVE todays card. Thanks for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue a gorgeous card today so pleased you put this one on thank you .
Have not tried this die yet so pretty got so many i want to do with all your beautiful ideas

Lorraine Freeman said...

Such a beautiful, soft and delicate card with so many details, love it

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, so glad this card was requested as thought it was exquisite when you demo'ed it. Love white/white with a hint of colour and the striplet die looks great as a background. Love to you and mom . Lol lynne x x x

Just a quick note to say poochies behaving today , so glad as diabetes playing up a bit need a peaceful day to get back on my feet .

Lol and gentle hugs to all x x x x x x

Terry Owen said...

I just love this Sue. I particularly like the subtlety of colour. That's something I really need to work on ..... Subtle doesn't seem to be I my vocabulary lol xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Pretty feminine card, beautiful !

Muriel x

Jacquie said...

Absolutely stunning Sue, love the delicacy in this with the die cuts and colour, so beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

nzillingworth said...


Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful, gorgeous, stunning - I just love this card (just in case you hadn't already guessed! ) the White on White is always a winner for me and with a little hint of delicate colour it's a real WOW, it definitely ticks all my boxes.

Maggie thank you for requesting this card, you have made a lot of people very happy. THANK YOU Sue for bringing it to us also for all your hard work, inspiration and dedication to your growing blog family LOL.

Take care, love Brenda xxx

Pauline A sending you best wishes and hope all goes well with your eye operation.
Cameeli, I'm sure everything will be fine. NOW deep breath, relax and thank God it's Friday
Norah, sometimes our DIY menfolk forget that we haven't got the strength they have. Please be careful.

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, I love this card. its so delicate looking, have a greay day
Hugs to all Elaine x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Totally awesome card todsy, love the subtle colour hues. The dies look divine.
Amanda x

jane stillman said...

Wow! fabulous dimension on this card Sue and love the hint of colour. Have a great weekend xxx

Joanna Dickson said...

Hiya Sue
Wow, I absolutely love it. Stunning, fresh, detailed and beautiful.
My Daughter has been off school all week poorly. Ended up at peads yesterday but it's been put down to viral infection so I have my hands full as she usually helps me so we have struggled this week. Hope to be back to as normal as possible next week.
It doesn't seem five minutes since I said this last but have a great weekend one and all.
Lots of crafty love
Jo xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card this is so elegant I adore it really is a beauty .. hugs to all who need one .take care n all have a great weekend .. hugs sarah xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue this card ticks all the boxes

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous card,love the background it's simply stunning.
Helen Bx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, so fairy like.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card today, thank for your request Maggie, love the bow and the Tuscany die. The colours are so soft and gentle. Thank you Sue for reminding me of the micro beads, not had then out for a while and need to play now.
Hugs to Pam, Steph, Tina and Norah.
Gail thinking of you and your Brother.
Pauline A thinking of you, gentle hugs.
Cameeli good luck today, enjoy your chill weekend.
Pat L good luck at Chelsea, the hard work is nearly done, enjoy.
Lynne M hope you are feeling better, good job the fur babies are behaving, hugs to you all.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Disco Queen said...

Great request Maggie! I love the soft inking. Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue lovely card today love the hint of colour and the dies are superb. Will have to have a go at this one. Thank you for all your inspiration. Hugs to all our friends who need them today. Sophy n Gran

karenlotty said...

Lovely fresh colours but also very soft and not brash I love it

Maria Alder said...

Love,love this card !
The clean,light colouring is beautiful. All your new dies are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

lovely card Sue

Nanny B

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card, I recorded all your shows last month so will look back at them, I have the embroidered striplet so will try to get something like your card with that... Yvonne xxx

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue, another stunner of a card as always.Looking forward to you back on our screens again soon.
Hope you and all the followers have a good weekend.
Susi xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely card Sue!

This card is pretty with such lovely colours.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Virginia Davey said...

A very delicate and pretty card. Hope you all enjoying this lovely sunny weather.

Ivonka said...

I love EVERY card! So - you're back on C&C next month? Looking forward to that :)

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, love the card today, so fresh and airy, I don't think I have the Tuscany die yet, it looks so nice.

Craftihappine to all, love from Pearl

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Petra Z said...

This card looks very classy and is working wonderfully, an absolute eyecatcher

Lisbeth said...

Nice card. Love the background. I wouldn't have thought of doing that with those dies. Interesting to see how nicely the bow dies work with this sort of design.


Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue and also Maggie, I was away when this card was first shown and is a worthy of a second airing.
It is so lovely with its touch of colour on one of your infamous white cards Sue. I love how you have used one of the striplets. Have a great weekend everyone.
X Ros

terrie said...

What's not to like about this is so lovely with the soft pastel color that you added to it...
Well done Sue

rachel said...

this is stunning Sue and I'm impressed you could remember at all which card you did - so well done you! Hugs rachel xx

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Love the subtle white on white, with just those gentle hints of colour on the floral details, so feminine and elegant. The striplet makes a fabulous background when used like that, it's giving me lots of ideas. I tend to use my dies as the focal elements and rely more on the embossing folders for my backgrounds, so I'm not really getting full value out of them, am I? Well, lesson learned.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card and lovely colours. Loved watching Julia the other day, she is definitely able to control the presenters, keeps them on their toes!!
Emailed a couple of times but no luck. Will keep trying.
Have a card from Sue, Sam and Phil but no Julia yet.

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Another beautiful card the pop of colour fairly lifts it.


Leanne said...

Gorgeous card.

Theresa Pace said...

remeber this. i think it's a neat trick to color in before cutting out. very subtle and elegant xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue, and blog friends

Such a pretty card today, I love the touch of colour on the focal point, must use my striplet again, and the bow is just lovely.

Steph, I hope you are ok

Gail, Thinking of you today

Margaret, dad loved the flowers, when I told him who they were from, he had a little chuckle. He could'nt speak, but just about managed to put his thumb up in a way of saying thank you.

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Blue Rose said...

It's no senior moment, it's how busy you are creating all those beautiful cards for so many events..whew, how can you keep track? The card is stunning, the dies, the delicate coloring, just stunning. Great job.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Beautiful card. Love the soft colours and microbeads on the die. Stunning. Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

val jones said...

Good Afternoon Sue. How fantastic and as I have most of these dies I can have a go at copying it.
Love Val in Spain x

jane gray said...

Beautiful. I just love the way that just a splash of colour on the die cut brings the card to life. Jx

Sonia Jones said...

Super card today. Hugs Sonia x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Feedback for my area outstanding!!
So I am one happy crafter this afternoon.
Thank you to everyone who had left messages of support for me and keeping everything crossed I am always overwhelmed with your generosity of spirit and kindness.
Off now to find a nice place by the river for a well earned meal and a glass of something bubbly!!
Have a nice evening and catch you all tomorrow.
Cameeli xx

Lilian said...

Hi all, very pretty card today, soft and gentle. Lilian

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is so beautiful and delicate. I have had a lovely afternoon catching up with all your cards over the past week and there are some real stunners. Looking forward to tomorrow's! Best wishes

CraftyJo said...

Wow! all those 'steps'...but well worth it :)

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the hint of colour..very stylish, have a good weekend, Carole Z X

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card using your wonderful striplet die, just love the white with just a hint of green and your beautiful bows.
Thanks Sue
Jean D

June Horrocks said...

Beautiful card love it sue you are so gifted thank you for sharing with us love always xcxx

Christine C said...

Hello sue and everyone,
gorgeous card so fresh and pretty. hope you are well Sue and
everyone has been ok today.
From Christine C and Ella

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a delightful card and the touch of colour is just right. I have end-of-the-week brain and don't quite understand the significance of the hinge. Must go back to the recorded shows and see if I can make sense of it.

Cameeli - so glad you got an outstanding report. I think we had more faith in you than you had in yourself :-)

A lovely sunny day here today but very windy, I hope it doesn't blow Norah's new door down before her OH can get the screws in.

Fingers crossed for the good weather that they are promising us this week-end as I need to get my veggies planted.

Meg said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the delicate colouring.
Margaret O

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue
Sorry late again! I don't think I will ever beat Pam and Cameeli to first place! What an absolutely fabulous card today, stunning, love everything this one has to offer, thank you so much.
Cameeli many congratulations, fantastic news you have been on my mind all day have a drink for me too you have earned it and no mistake!

Tina many thanks for playing interflora delivery to your Dad bless him, when your cold has gone give him a big hug from me. xx

Hope you get all your cards done Steph and hope the bridal fitting goes well tomorrow but do take care, have a little Steph time and rest too. xx

Well done Sheila winning a second card you lucky girl!

So lovely to have you back Norah to keep us all bright eyed and bushy tailed with your tales from Bonnie Scotland. xx

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them. Hope everyone has a good weekend.
Margaret corgi owner

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Sue. Happy Friday Wilsonettes. A beautiful clean crisp card today Sue. Thanks for sharing it again with us.
Im so tired, but must crack on now in prep for Sunday. I must be a very wicked person, as the saying goes !
Well Done Cam, although we're not suprised.
Margaret - A true vitual caring friend, thank you.

Sue, if only you really knew just how wonderful your Wilsonettes are, and its ALL down to you and Particraft.
Thank you.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Karen Drew said...

So elegant. I have the heart border die and love it
Karen xx

Helen Kington said...

Hi everyone just catching up on everyone's comments. I just wanted to add my congrats to Cameeli as others have said we all had every confidence in you.

It's the weekend have a good time all hope the weather is good where you are and you can enjoy some sun and peace and quiet. Helen xx

Nuttynanny said...

Hi Sue

So glad you posted this card, I remembered watching you make this but my memory is not what it used to be. Now I can have a bash at it,

Take care

Eileen L.

Victoria said...

What a beautiful card Sue. So pretty, two perfect distress inks, not too overpowering. The bow is a great finishing touch.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a fab card today !! The white on white looks great, and with the pop of colour it really sets the card off to perfection. The Tuscany die looks great, yet another die to add to my long wish list !! I love the micro beads and the beautiful bow, just lovely. This is such a great way to use the heart lattice striplet die. What a beautiful background for a card !! Thank you for sharing another great card today Sue. I hope you are having a great time in Florida Sue. Lots of love and hugs to you today love Tres x x x

To all the Wilsonettes, I Hope everyone had a great day today. Wishing you all lots of love and hugs love Tres x x x

Janice K said...

A beautiful, filigree design, so feminine.x

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes
Stunning gorgeous card just love white on white with the touch of colour love the way all your dies work so well together Sue you are one clever lady & we all benefit from your brilliant creative mind . I have just got the striplets dies they are lovely & cut so easy, thank you love Lynda Brock xx

Welcome to new Wilsonettes Denise xx

Well done Camille have a restful weekend big hugs xx

Daily love & hugs for Pam, Steph ,Norah,Tina & all who need them xx

Thinking of you Gail & your brother gentle hugs

Pauline hope your eye op goes well sending hugs xx

Lynne M hope Diabetes has eased up & your feeling better ( I too have diabetes ) sending you hugs
& cuddles to Tilly. & Cully for being good little girls for you xx
Lynda xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, thank you Maggie for requesting it.
Thank you Mrs B, Norah and June for your good wishes, much appreciated
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

samantha wade said...

so pleased you have shown this card its so beautiful, but best of all i have the dies to make it so a happy bunny, thanks,xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
WOW What an Absolutely Stunning card.Love everything about it
Take care
Hazel G xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card saw this demonstrated. Love it.

Delilah64 said...

The striplet background has the feel of lace about it. So very pretty.

My wishlist continues to grow....sigh ;-)


Nic xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I just love the stiplet die I have this one, it is so useful and versatile. Today I have been using your classic rose set, what a time saver when making roses, not having to stamp first and then cut out, thanks so much. Have a great weekend, Edwina

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