Friday, 23 May 2014

Best Wishes

 Hi guys!  Taupe, aubergine and soft gold, an unusual colour combo but I really like it together.  I stamped my sentiment from the Bold Sentiment stamp set on taupe card in the upper corner.  I used the Calabria to cut an aperture in the centre, then I cut the card on the diagonal.  I embossed the unstamped side using my Basket weave folder.  I put the pieces back together,  and taped them into place from the back, adding a border along the diagonal cut.  Using the Calabria die from the Italian collection, I cut it in soft gold card and reinserted it into the aperture.  I covered a piece of taupe card with a sticky adhesive sheet and then covered it with Diamond Sprinkles.  I glued this in place behind my aperture.  I matted the entire piece with a thin mat of aubergine card.  I cut a bunch of the Faux Quilled Blooms in taupe, milk and aubergine and assembled them, finishing with pearl centres.  I arranged the flowers around the centre of the card.  I finished the floral element with some swirls and coloured twine.  The card was completed with a double mat of taupe card with a pierced inner layer.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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Pam said...

Hello all, loving todays card,gorgeous as always.
Tina, so lovely you popped by, we are all thinking of you and your family.
Jean, we do all care and will always be here to listen. Gary take care of yourself.
Gail, my love to you and your brother.
Steph, your hat sounds amazing and you will enjoy yourself, just go with the flow.
Love & hugs to all

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue, and all the crafty crew,
This is such a lovely elegant card.

Steph, the hat sounds fabulous and the hen party, you will be the life and soul, so no worries, relax and enjoy.
Special hugs for Pam, Sandra, Tina, Jean and Gail.

Have a lovely day everyone!!

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

I hope you are well and that the weather has brightened a bit for you but at least as you say you are getting some crafting done.

I loved yesterday's video. You always come up with such clever ideas and I think to myself 'Why didn't I think of that!' As it seems so obvious when pointed out.

Today's card is lovely I love how your flower dies they are stunning.

Have a great weekend all you Wilsonettes I hope the sun shines for you all!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Marion Bull said...

Love it, love it, love it! Beautiful card today.
Hugs to everyone!
Marion B xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue,a really gorgeous card
and the colours work great together
you really are an inspiration to all
of us and greatly appreciated.Thank you
Thank you Thank you.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card today - love the colour combo. Sunny here at mo!
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue.
Wow you astound me withall the beautiful inspiration you give us.
todays card is so lovely Thank you.
To all the wilsonettes have a good day, and take care Kitty

CraftyAnn said...

A lovely card using a combination of colours I have never used together. I must remember this colour combo for future reference, I think is fab.
Take care.

Lis Kervill said...

Hi, Sue and Everybody,

A real Sue Wilson Card, beautiful colour combination, composition, components, and construction.
Thank you, Sue, for all your hard work and your constant generosity in sharing your skills with us.
Give my Love to Mom, hope she is well.
Lis xx

Rose in Chester said...

Wow Sue,
what a beautiful card this is - unusual colour combo but it works so well. I love the diagonal look and the blooms are splendid. Everything is absolutely gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

another beautiful card - love the colour combination.


Jan.moogie said...

What a stunner todays card is Sue, love it.xx

Hazel said...

Beautiful stunning card, but again they always are. Hazel x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Wow!! What a stunning card. I love everything about it. Sue I am amazed at the ideas you have. Your such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather.x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, another amazing example of your wonderful creations. Love all the elements and the colour combo is unusual but works really well. Bx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a stunning card loving the colour combo must give it ago. The blooms and swirls finish this card off beautifully along with that strip of colour. Enjoy your time with your mom and have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous it is such a wonderful use of your dies, I want them all. Have a great day. Love Jackie

englishrose897 said...

Good morning everyone.
Great card today. It's gorgeous.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love love this card it's beautiful and such a fabulous colour combination. The flowers give it the perfect finishing touch.
Hugs x
Heather T

Iris-Beth Harborne said...

Oh,Sue This is so beautiful. V delicate.

Carol j smith said...

We'll sue what a stunner today's card is, love the colours .keep them coming. Carol smith

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card, and I love the colour combo. I love your "diagonal" cards and the way you arrange the flowers. Wish I could do it as fast as you : ) I use your videos to help speed me up. That sounds like I press fast forward and I speed up - wish that were the case sometimes, wouldn't it be fun! : ) I mean so I can copy your arrangements. Oh dear, I am going to stop trying t explain as it is getting too confusing Sue, I hope you know what I mean : )
Pam, my hug for you and thank you for Gemmas good wishes : )
A hug for all in need today including Jean, Gail and Tina. You are all in my thoughts.
Welcome to Katie T. Did your friend also tell you that you are now addicted to crafting and that there aren't enough hours in the day. Enjoy : )
Happy Birthday for yesterday Alimecca, I hope the weather improved and you got your beach walk : )
Norah, thank you for Gemmas good wishes. Your adopted Father sounds wonderful. I'm sure your children, like you, don't care that they are not blood related, they are their grandparents and that's all that matters : )
Thank you to all of you lovely ladies, Pam, Norah, Lynda, Cameeli, Sandy H, Yorkielass, Myra P, Magpie and Lyndsay M (and anyone else that I have forgotten) for Gemmas good wishes.
Have a good, if wet, day everyone. Take care.

Sandra Biggs said...

HiSue, love,love,loving this card.
The colours are great. Stunning.
Keep up the great work.

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colour combo and of course, the card. X

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Another lovely card - so elegant.
However the colours wouldn't be my choice but I can imagine it in shades of lilac
Pat x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful card as always. Love the sweep of flowers, they look so pretty x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, I love the colour combination on this card - fabulous! Very pretty design - I'll be 'borrowing' this one! Lol!

Hugs, Belinda. X

ElizabethS said...

Morning Sue, oh this is a beautiful card. I love the colour combo too. I have the Calabria dies so guess what I will be doing this weekend? Could I ask where you get your coloured twine from Sue - it matches perfectly.
ElizabethS x

Granny Smith said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the flowers so elegant, need them will have to go on the wish list, it's getting very long!
Chris xx

Gail said...

Morning all,
Another great card, not colours that I would pick, but just love them together here, who would think it!
Once again thank you for all your support and best wishes.
Gail C x

Rosie said...

Unusual but super colour combination. Another lovely card.

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Stunning card, unusual colour combo but the work together like a dream, love it!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is beautiful! I love the colours. They work so well together. Must try this! Your flowers are so pretty and lacy. Loving the twine bows. A ribbon bow would have overpowered the flowers. You are so clever. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all.

PharmacyMichele said...

Another truly gorgeous card. Love the colour combo.


Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - Great card again - as always! Love the Calabria die - next on my wish list! Bought the embroidery striplets yesterday & can't wait till they arrive!
Hear you & Julia may be coming to Glasgow in July - hope it is confirmed & I will definitely be there! I'm off to visit my island home (Isle of Islay) for the weekend - hope the weather stays fine!
A happy crafty weekend to you all
Love, Janette x

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sur,
This is a simply beautiful card, nothing more to say.
Have a good day everyone and try to keep dry!! x

AnneRD said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely composition on this card, and I am really falling in love with the flower dies, so delicate and effective. Great colour combination too. Anne x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Wow these colours look amazing together the card is stunning as always .. hugs sarah xx

Miecia P said...

Superb colour combination,another stunning card. Take care

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this colour combination ,a very elegant card Sue.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautifyl card .Love the flowers.
Gr Elly

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and everyone
I couldn't write on here yesterday as we had to be up at 4am as my husband has racing pigeons and we run a marking station for The National Flying Club. The race is from France this week and there are over 9,000 birds in this one race. We had Her Majesty The Queen's loft manager bring her pigeons tu us from her estate in Sandringham. Her birds have their own gold coloured rings with ER on them. Anyway, enough of that or I will bore you all. Both yesterday's card and today's are gorgeous and I just love the colour combinations on both of them. Have a great day everyone.
Hugs Dawn Searle xxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow how beautiful, love the colour combo and the flower arrangement is gorgeous

Disco Queen said...

Wow! Love the soft look to this card. Theresa x

Anonymous said...

What an unusual card today, Sue, a word used a lot in the comments so far. Absolutely love it - design, colours, FQB's especially. Great swirls - but which die??

'P' in Wales

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue WOW what a great card I love everything about this one. These die are on my wish list. I then will have all of them. You arevsuch a inspiration to all of us. Take care Sue xx

Debs A xx

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue,Another Wonder FULL card FAB-U-LOUS design and GREAT colour combination.Thanks as always. Mabex

Nana on the Hill said...

Love the delicacy of this one Sue, the trail of your beautiful flowers across it make a really lovely focal point. Love it.

Nana on the Hill said...

Love the delicacy of this one Sue, the trail of your beautiful flowers across it make a really lovely focal point. Love it.

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Eemeli said...

Yet another one with those gorgeous flowers ...I totally love them! Gotta
have that die myself. And of course the card is very beautiful and elegant.

Hope you have a great day and a relaxing weekend!

Hugs from Finland,

Annie said...

Beautiful, Sue, makes me want to go and craft immediately but alas, have to go to work!
Hugs to all Annie

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sonja_w said...

Beautiful, love those purple flowers x

TDQ Karen said...

I love this card, the die is my favourite too . Just beautiful xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful cards, love the colour combo and your cascading flowers are absolutely gorgeous, just love everything about it. Thank you Sue for your inspiration, hard work, and your endless ideas.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Sending crafty hugs to anyone who needs them LOL

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card really love the colours I have the flowers dies they are so pretty.

Enjoy a good Bank Holiday weekend everyone even if the weather is wet.
Big gentle hugs to all who need one.

Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I would not thought of putting these colours together, they work so well. Love the diagonal cut. Have a great weekend everyone.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jayne S said...

Really pretty card, with beautiful flowers.

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty family out there. I love this card - the colour, the combination, oh and the flowers. Well basically everything.
Have a great day all and hugs to everyone. Hope the weather is better where you are. Helen xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love the colour combination. Stunning card and love the flowers. Love Jean xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a very very wet and dull day here in Sheffield.
Today's gift is so elegant and just shouts luxury.
This gift has gone into my 'must do' file. I have the calabria die but your skeleton flowers are now at the top of my list as they look so different but so so beautiful when in a bouquet. As you say I would never have thought of the colour scheme but doesn't it look gorgeous.
I have all fingers/toes and anything else I can cross for the weather to change for tomorrow as it's my great granddaughter's birthday party (she'll be 3 on Monday)and a bouncy castle is the surprise of the day for her (or is it for the adults!!!!!).Anyway have a good weekend. Good luck to all who have special events planned and enjoy the day whatever the weather.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love all the dies used xx hazel

Glennis said...

Beautiful card today - the colours are so pretty

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
This is a card I could have a go at I have the folder and the flowers but not the centre die so will go though my stash and see what I can use in its place.
Its is my Step Granddaughters 25th birthday today her cards are easy she loves Robert Pattinson so any card I make with him on goes down well with her.
Weather wet and dull today but I am not feeling too good today as I was awake a lot though the night with a couple of problems so might do some crafting later I will see how I feel.
Big hugs and love to all
Happy crafting Wilsonettes.
Love Tina x

Carole Z said...

Hi sue, such soft, beautiful colours on today's gorgeous card..very delicate with your beautiful flowers, hugs Carole Z X

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Love it, love it, love it.

Roz x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue the flowers I have the flower dies .....happy crafting ....x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a pretty card and so delicate. Love the flowers, love it all! Best wishes

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love your card, don't have the Calabria yet must put it to the top of the list. Your flowers are gorgeous and have become my go to flowers. I would never have thought to put these colours together but they work so well, I must try to be more bold with my colours.
Have a good day.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I'm so loving this colour combo you have on today's card, the flowers are gorgeous, I must admit I will have to re-read the instructions regarding the diagonal cutting and focal elements, I haven't got my head round it on one read haha, it's a 'senior' thing you know !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Very pretty and nice colour combo.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, love the colour palette and the flower arrangement.
Donna Jones

Brenda Hanlon said...

Unusual colour combo but the effect is stunning.

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and all Wilsonettes.
Beautiful card, gorgeous flowers and embellishments, and wonderful colour combination as always!!
Have a great weekend everyone! Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

nattyboots said...

Such a lovely card again Sue ,and your flowers are just gorgeous , i really must get this die .

Take care
Elaine H X

sued99 said...

Love this card. It's very elegant.

Anonymous said...

a very definite 'sue wilson' colour combination, very elegant.Love this card

Marion said...

Hi Sue I have to agree the colours do work in a strange way.
I have both of the dies used so no excuse not to try it.
Marion H

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful. Thus is one I have to try definitely. Xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

That is a beautiful card, certainly one I wil have a go at.

Brooke b said...

Good morning Sue beautiful card agree with Sue Dunn definately one to try. xxxxx

doreenj said...

Who would have thought to put those colours together??? Only Sue, that's who!!!!

Must get those flower dies!!!

Doreen x

Anne Crawford said...

First of all, my eyes nearly popped out of my head when I read in Janette 's comment that you might be coming to Glasgow! Please please do , as I tried to work out how I could manage to get to Aberdeen to see you ,but I would have had to pay for overnight accommodation ( money much better spent on crafty stash) and it's quite a long journey from Gairloch whereas I have friends I can stay with near Glasgow so that makes it so much simpler.
Anyway Sue , today's card is dreamy I Love it! It seems to have a sort of nostalgic romantic look to it, and such an unusual colour combination, I have most of the items used but not the exact card stock so will need to check that out.
I have been away for a few days so have fallen behind in reading all the comments about who has been doing what and how people are so please excuse me and just let me send hugs to all xo

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. The colours you have used go very well together. All your dies are simply stunning. Wish I had half no even a quarter of your talent. Hugs to Pam,Tina,Steph and Norah today. Hugs to to anyone else who needs one.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue great card, lovely colour combination. What swirls did you use for this card? I now have the Calabria die so I can have a go making this card later.
Denise X

cats said...

Good morning!...Just beautiful.Love the colours !!....Christine x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely Gorgeous - I love this card. Like you say, an unusual colour combination - but my word it certainly works. I think it is stunning.
Thank you.,
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

A real beauty. I love this colour combo xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,Great idea using these two colours together. Mary. Durham

Jean Johnston said...

Beautiful, classic Sue Wilson.

Joan D said...

Stunning card. I just love everything about this card,the flowers, colours and yes. Just everything. Ticks all the boxes for me. X x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card as usual. I'm in a bit of a rush this morning,will pop back later and read everyone's comments. Take care, Jess

Alison Couchman said...

Beautiful card - all that detail is so pretty. Where you lead we follow Sue - you try colour combinations that encourage us to be more daring and your designs are always innovative which helps us too. I take a screen shot of the cards I want to try so I'm building a library of inspiration that I turn to again and again. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us Sue.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunningly beautiful,
love the colours
carol x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I love today's card it is truly beautiful. I have the Calabria die but not the quilled flowers so think I might have to get them! I really like how you have constructed this card ,again, I would never think of doing that!
Thank you to all of the lovely people who sent birthday wishe to me, it cheered up a soggy day! We didn't go to the beach as it was just too wet , so ended up spending a fortune in a garden centre buying plants for my hanging baskets and the garden. Tina and Gail you are both in my thoughts and hope you are getting comfort from them. Lindsay hope foals are ok, Lynne hope fur babies are not giving you too much hassle! Norah and Steph hope you are well and not tiring yourselves out too much. To everyone else love and hugs and hope you all have a lovely day. Love Alison xx

hollyberry said...

Love today's card,shows your dies off to perfection.

Jane said...

Another beautiful card today Sue gorgeous.

Jane xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card so pretty will have a go at this . love Jean Z xxx

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, such a gorgeous card, you inspire us all, thank you for sharing love Janet k x

Crisco said...

Love the design of this card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, morning Wilsonettes. Boy, how our weather changes (it must know when it's a BH) how cruel ! Going to make it so uncomfortable for me to walk round York (how many Hen party groups do you see wrapped up for winter at the end of May) ?!!! I'll be the one wearing 2 pairs of gloves trying to put a brave face on the fact Im so chuffin cold lol yep, Im dreading it.

Anyway, just being here takes my mind off this dreaded weekend, with a most stunning colour combo to start with, the beautiful folder and dies, with the flowers smiling out to us. I just love it, and I LOVE it Sue when you use the quilled blooms as I have that
set, and love to see how you use them and place them on your work, wether you cascade them or use them 'sparingly' you just help us to add beauty and luxury to our projects, so thank you Sue.
Im so tired, need a good K.U.T.B. to get me cracking this morning I think !
Not sure if I will be able to comment over the next couple of days, but I will catch up Monday.
Tina - Will be thinking of you and your family at Claires blessing tomorrow. My arms will be hugging you tight.
Pam - A Friday cuddle. And to Gail - caring thoughtful hugs to you too chick.

Have a really nice day to you all whatever your plans.
Hugs to you Sue.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What a wonderful card. Love the colours, the flowers and the embossing.
Love Val in Spain x

iReneM said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous :)
Love the colour combo


hotpotato said...

gorgeous card Sue.

Clarissa said...

Lovely card and the colours go beautifully together.
Clarissa. X

Anonymous said...

Me again ! Sorry Sue. Im with Pat Howarth. Read over the instructions twice and cant get to grips with the diagonal cut between plain card, apature and embossed half ! Told you I was tired lol.

Lancashire Steph xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, What a Truly Beautiful Awesome Card I just Love it.
I Love all the components that you've used I Love The Colours they are so Rich and Classy, and extremely Opulent.
I Love how you have you're Basket Weave Embossing Folder on a Diagonal in one half and your Sentiment Stamped in the other.
Then you used The Fantastic Calabria Die (which I have) and like all your Dies they cut a dream.
I Truly Love those Amazing, Delicate Flowers, I Love how you have used the different coloured card stock, and the Swirls. I Love It All, It's a Stunning Creation
Sue Thank You For Sharing With Us, Your Photograph Shots, Thank You For All The Tips and Techniques,
I gain each day by following this Tremendous Blog!
Thank You From Me! For The Inspiration, I'm sure everyone else feels the same.
Take Great Care a Sue
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All from Sam

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Sonia Jones said...

Love this card and those flowers are gorgeous. The colour scheme is lovely. Hugs to all Sonia

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Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card today. Beautiful colours.

Anonymous said...

loved the combo

jane stillman said...

Oh wow! what a fabulous design, and gorgeous colour ways x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another beautiful card today, for which many thanks. Do hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Tres said...

Hi Sue and everyone. I am so sorry I have not commented for a few days but I have been unwell. I have still been coming to quickly see your gorgeous cards though Sue as I cannot get through the day without seeing your next beautiful creation !! Today's card is just stunning !! How beautiful !! I love the colour combo today. It is unusual and not one I would have thought to put together myself, but it looks fab !! Your faux quilled blooms dies look beautiful and are next on my huge "wish list". I recently made two cards in different colours following your video called the Interwoven Borders Card, when I received your Spanish border, corner and tag die set. The dies are just fab and I was very pleased with the results !! I also made another two cards in different colours using your fab Granada die set, using the center die from the Valencia set with a sentiment in it, tying a large satin bow at the side and finishing with one of your beautiful Rose dies in the center of the bow with the Faux quilled leaves, some white tulle and ready bought white stick pins. ( I really hope you will bring us some packs of coloured beads so we can make our own !! )
I am sorry I cannot e-mail any photos as I ran out of time and they had to be given to the recipients !! (Sorry if I mentioned this card before but I cannot remember if I did or not !!)
I want to say that I really loved yesterday's white and custard rectangle to square card !! It was stunning Sue. I really want to have a go at something similar. Thanks for your fab videos to. I saw Tuesdays card with the Californian border and gilding flakes. This is stunning to, and Wednesday's card was just fab !!
I just wish this stupid illness would not get in my way !!
I hope you are having a lovely time still in Florida with family and friends. Lots of love and hug to you Sue, love Tres x x x

To Pam, Steph, Norah, Cameeli, Lynne M and Tilly and Cully doggies, Myra, Gail C and Tina, Lindsey Martin and Linda Brock ( Sorry if I have forgotten anyone), Wishing you all lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Tina, I cannot even remember it I wrote to you before but I am so sorry for your very sad loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers , and I am sending you my love and best wishes to you and your family, Tres x x x

To all the Wilsonettes, I hope everyone has a good day today. Lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Marianna Hammer said...

Wow there is a lot going on here. Lovely card!!!

samantha wade said...

Hi, love the colours today, just a bit different, the flowers are lovely and I like the twine, it's perfect for those delicate flowers, very pretty, xx

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue lovely card keep them coming

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful Sue!

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Lovely blog friends,
Sue that is a gorgeous colour combination, it may be different but it really works! I loved those flowers of yours, I have the other ones, but these are on top of my list. I am very excited to see your new collection too!
Thank you for the welcome messages for Bella & Milo yesterday, they are well and truly over Their vet visit, back to full energy, they came to visit me in my craft room yesterday, that was an adventure, I have loads of ribbons hanging on a rack, I think they thought they were at a play park! Little monkeys, I just can't tell them off though, Milo has the biggest blue eyes, that he uses to get himself out of trouble, he just looks at you as if to say 'what me, I didn't do it'! I wonder what adventures today will bring?!
Lancashire Steph, I would put your thermal knickers on too! Have a great time!
Cameeli, have a great BH weekend, you have earned a nice relaxing one!
Pat S Witney, we are almost neighbours, I live in Carterton!
Dawn, how fascinating, who would have thought the queen has racing pidgeons ., you think their tags were real gold!
Janet (Ecco ) hope the sun shines for you tomorrow!
Nana Tina, hope you feel better, crafting really does help when you are feeling low, hugs x
Lynda, yorkielass & Myra, thank you for your welcome messages for the furry bundles!
Hugs to all, you really do brighten my day,
Sandra xxxxxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Unusual colours together that works so well. I love the card.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue the card is stunning I love the die and the flowers thank you for sharing love to your mum love you sue and love to all my friends June xxxxxx

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

love this card the colours are lovely together, the flowers are stunning and i love what you have done with the twine.and i do love the basket weave folder but cant find one,
i really must get those flowers, thanks sue all round a wonderful card.
hugs to all that need one, off to do yet more gardening i wish we had brought a house with a tiny garden lol, but its getting there, i will post some before and after photos on my blog when im finished. just a bit more structural work and planting to be done, then thats it for this year i think.
hugs lorraine xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. This is my kind of card. Love the colour, the flowers, the twine (a bit) and the clever die cutting. What a treat for the eyes this morning. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

SusanP, Kent said...

I love the design of this card and the soft colours. Your dies certainly are versatile. Yesterday's video was fantastic and I'll be buying the Faux Quilled Blooms as soon as they're back in stock! Have a great weekend.

Lacelady said...

Another stunner, and I love the colour combo! Nice to see you using your flower dies, because I have them, so I can have a go myself.

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
Just love the effect of the basketweave folder and would keep the whole of this - think this is one I will do for my friend's birthday.
Also, loved the video from yesterday - how simple, yet never thought of it and the effect was stunning!
Thank you for the inspiration.
Sheila x

Emily said...

A beautiful card! Love the colors, and the embossing folder

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue and I love the colour combination.
Hugs to all have a great weekend
Michelle xxxx

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue. Two words 'Tis Gorgeous'.
I'm off back to bed cos I feel dreadful. Have a fab bank holiday one and all.
Lots of crafty love
Jo xx

rachel said...

an unusual colour combo but a fabulous one - love this Sue - have a great day xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness, this is sooooo gorgeous and I really love, how you put this together in details, just amazing work again here Sue.

julie laz said...

Hi Sue, lovely cards in the last few days sue,
sorry I haven't commented on them, they are beautiful and I will be trying them in the next few weeks, love all the flowers and colours of your creations, crafty hugs Julie xxx

my eye has got really bad, the antibiotics don't seem to be working for me,
My husband is writing this for me, lol

I would like to thank mrs B...P in Wales ...Norah McPhee For their good wishes and

It would be my mams 80th birthday today if she were still here, I miss her so much.....

Crafty hugs to everyone Julie xx and hubby lol

Carole Ballsom said...

Lovely as usual Sue, you never fail to make a stunning card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The more I see you using the Calabria die the more I love it!
Thank you for the inspiration.
Veronique L

weefortune said...

Hello Sue, lovley cards today, like the muted colours. Have a lovely Day. hugs to All Elaine x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, not a colour combo I would have thought of but really good together.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Good morning all crafting friends!
Well Sue, some days I can't find the words to convey how much I love the card and today is one of those days! It is truly magnifique! I love it and will definitely be trying this on. I have the various components so no excuses. I particularly like the colour combination. It is so classy!
Janet - will keep fingers crossed for bouncy castle party tomorrow! Happy Birthday to your little granddaughter - she will be so excited.
Tres - really pleased to see your post this morning as I missed you. Sorry you not been so well. Hope you feel better today. X
Steph, I do hope it's not too cold for you and that you enjoy the experience. x
Dawn fascinating story about Royal Pigeons! The things we learn on this blog! x
Sandra I love kittens with big blue eyes! Never had a cat just dogs but none at the moment.
Sending love to Tina and Pam and Gail and anyone else going through troubled times.
Love Myra

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Good morning all crafting friends!
Well Sue, some days I can't find the words to convey how much I love the card and today is one of those days! It is truly magnifique! I love it and will definitely be trying this on. I have the various components so no excuses. I particularly like the colour combination. It is so classy!
Janet - will keep fingers crossed for bouncy castle party tomorrow! Happy Birthday to your little granddaughter - she will be so excited.
Tres - really pleased to see your post this morning as I missed you. Sorry you not been so well. Hope you feel better today. X
Steph, I do hope it's not too cold for you and that you enjoy the experience. x
Dawn fascinating story about Royal Pigeons! The things we learn on this blog! x
Sandra I love kittens with big blue eyes! Never had a cat just dogs but none at the moment.
Sending love to Tina and Pam and Gail and anyone else going through troubled times.
Love Myra

Alice G said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Love it all!

Hugs Alice x

Myra P said...


MarilynP said...

Hi Sue...
This is a beautiful card, the colours work so well together.

Theresa Pace said...

such a beautiful card. maybe an usual colour combo but boy does it work! xx

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue, love today's card, so elegant. And the colour combo is fab. Will have to invest in the flowers !!

Best Wishes to all,
Angela in S. Wales x

Terry Owen said...

Gosh Sue that really is an incredible card. I need to get some more stock I think :)

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
A strong contrast today, quite a masculine colour combo but such a delicate, feminine result! The faux quilled flowers with pearl centres are divine.
After trying out another inset design, I'm eager to do some more. So I will be looking through my dies collection today for likely candidates. I'm going to be busy!

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This is such an elegant classy card, love the colours and the diagonal detail. The flowers are scrummy, one of my favourite dies. Hope you are enjoying the sun with your Mom, have a lovely day.
Julia's shows were great and her samples were truly stunning.
Steph the hat sounds fabulous, agree with Cameeli you will be the life and soul, wish I could pop into town and meet you and give you a hug, welcome to York, relax and enjoy the hen party.
Hugs to Pam.
Lynne hope fur babies are behaving, hugs to you, Tilly and Cully.
Lynda hugs from me to you and them, they sound adorable, glad Annie is back to normal.
Jean D we are always here for you and Gary, gentle hugs.
Tina so nice to see you pop by gentle extra big hugs to you and your family, thinking of you.
Julie hope you are feeling better and thinking of you on your Mum's birthday, keep the good memories close.
Sandra Milo and Bella sound sooo cute, I had a cat until two year ago, I can't seem to get another one he is irreplaceable, I now sponsor a dog at the Dogs Trust.
Norah hope you are OK, gentle hugs to you.
Tres good to see you back, hope you are feeling better.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Diane said...

A lovely card today Sue fabulous colours they really work well together. I love the half card emboss idea now why didn't I think of that! Have a lovey day with your mum Sue. Love Diane G xxxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like this card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love the colours. Take care. Claire

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Another gorgeous card today xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Such a beautiful card love the colours and wow those flowers are stunning, thank you Sue.

Steph so pleased you have got your hat made, it sounds fantastic, you go and paint the town red and show the young ones how to party! It is not every day your precious daughter gets married, I will be thinking of you xx

Thinking of you Tina during this difficult time for you all xx

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.

Margaret corgi owner

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,really like the twine and swirls,just adds the finishing touch.
Love Angela x

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous card A definite must try for me! Those flower dies are still on my Need List that's ever growing!

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hi Sue me again
Sorry to say I am with Steph and Patricia Howarth I have read your instructions, and read them again but the grey cells are just not taking them in. Please is there any chance of a video 4 sheets of card are already heading for the recycle bin!
Sorry to be a trouble, thanks.
Margaret corgi owner

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue what a beauty, I keep saying I must get the flower dies, I really really must get them.....Yvonne xxx

terrie said...

I never saw these colors together either but it looks fantastic on the card...
I really love the flowers dies
that you used...
well done Sue

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the colours thank you Tracy w x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Wow another stunning card today. Love the colours and all the beautiful flowers. Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

Susan White said...

Really pretty colour combo and those locely quilled flowers again! Love this!! Thanks, Susan x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Wow an Absolutely Stunning card today. It's so classy and very Elegant love it
Take care
Hazel G x

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Stunning, stunning card Sue. I love the colours that you have used together. Funnily enough, I was standing at the bus stop earlier and tried to visualise a colour that went with a deep gold pearlescent card I have. I was thinking red, black, then remembered I have a deep plum and a soft plum card too.....the world is my oyster! The Calabria is a beautiful die and I was treated to the flower dies so I can have a play! Thank you Sue! x It's beautiful. Hope you could do a video to show how it was done? Hate asking you Sue because you do so much for us as it is..... xx Hope you are well and everyone's fine xx
Janet, hope the weather is sunny for grandaughters 3rd birthday party.....and yup, the bouncy castle is definitely for the adults!
Nanna Tina, happy birthday to your grandaughter! hope you feel better soon x
Dianne, hope you had a great birthday too!
Julie, thinking of you over your mum's anniversary and hope that your doctor can give you stronger antibiotics x
Jean and Gary, thinking of you too also Gail, Tina, Helen, Mrs B, Norah, Pam and all our wonderful Wilsonettes who need a hug today.
Steff, it's usually the one's that you are dreading to go to turn out to be the best time ever!
Take care Sue and everybody xx Love Karen xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card - love the colours too. Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, wow what a stunner. Love the colour combo. The flowers are amazing and I can see another item to go on my must have list , its getting longer and longer. Hope the weather across the sea is better than here. Lol lynne m x x x

Well missed the thunder/lightning Wednesday night but boy did it make up for it yesterday lunchtime. Fur babies and me were cowering on the settee like fraidy cats waiting for it to end. It must have really scared poochies cuz they were glued to my legs until hubby came home teatime. This morning hubby was in the garden just before he went to work and a ginger cat jumped off a fence panel into the garden, it spooked him and he called out , poochies to the rescue of their dad . Out they run to see off the trespasser, they ran side by side down the path growling low in their throats. The cat jumped up onto the back fence panels and disappeared. Poochies came trotting back up the path with I swear grins on their faces. Now every time they go in the garden they look like they are on patrol daft beggars.

June, Lynda, Alison, Norah, Karen, Lindsay, Tres, Myra - lol and hugs from Tilly & Cully

Lol to all on this blog . Hope the weather is not too bad where you are x x x x

Delilah64 said...

I love the colour combination on this card. Being able to put colours together effectively is an area that I would love to improve on myself.

Have a great weekend.

Nic xx

Annie Pennington said...

Colour combination is wonderful Sue. I think I need those flower dies. xx Annie P

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow I really live this colour combo it's beautiful and shows off your dies a treat.

Beverley W

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. It seems every day I say I love your card, but this one I really, really do love. Love the colours together and of course your lovely arrangement of flowers. Have a good weekend. SueL x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I really like this card and the colour combination is unusual but lovely. I like the idea of the split embossed card. I have done something similar before but horizontally, and would not have thought to do it on the diagonal. You never fail to inspire.
Hope everyone has a good week-end and fingers crossed for some sunshine.

Patricia said...

Good afternoon,
I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stunning card.
Everything about is just beautiful

Patricia xxx

greendragon said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love that central die and the faux quilled flowers are great.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I love the openess of this card, made by the gorgeous flowers. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

CraftyJo said...

Love it :)

Meg said...

Lovely card, pity the colours never come through clearly.

Margaret O

Janice K said...

Great design and lovely colour combo.x

craftynanna said...

a lovely beautiful card sue, i really don't know how you do it, my brain gets wrecked trying to think of one card never mind the rate you come up with them. i wouldn't dream of doing a taupe coloured card and there you go coming up with such an elegant and beautiful card love J

Edwina Scotney said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful colour combination, and a gorgeous card. I loved your video of yesterday I haven't got that particular die but will try this technique with the resplendent rectangles. Thanks for all your time and effort putting these videos together, have a great weekend Edwina

nannapat said...

Love today's card Sue, not a colour combo I would have considered but it works beautifully. Gorgeous flowers and the design is stunning.Pat x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love everything about it and I agree with you about the colours, although they are colours that I would possibly have never thought of putting together, they are lovely together.

Hope you are keeping well.

Happy Crafting. :) X X

Kate's Cards said...

Nice colour combo Sue. Xxx

jane gray said...

Gorgeous card. I just love the way the finishing touches flowers add that, well finishing touch! they are so decorative that you have no need to layer up to give dimension which is ideal if its a card that needs to be posted. Jx

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card the colours go so well together. Steph hope you enjoy yourself this weekend and hopefully the weather will behave. Love and hugs to all.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and love the choice of colours.Think I'll have to put the quilted flowers dies on my wish list as I think this card has really shown them off well.I also enjoyed the video this week,thank you.

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, the card today is fab.

Just love the cream and caramel colours.

The skeleton flowers look great but I don't have them yet, they are on my shopping list though.

I do have the skeleton leaves and they look better than I thought so maybe the flowers will be the same.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Victoria said...

So many things to like about this card. The colour combo to begin with is really lovely. I like the way you've split the card in two along the diagonal and embossed the lower half. Also love the coloured twine. Great card Sue.

Alison D said...

Love the colour combination on this card. They go together very well and the card is beautiful. Best wishes,
Alison D x

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful card and lovely colour combo

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Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue Wow fantastic card,and the colours are fantastic .

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes Sue this card has the BIG WOW FACTER it is so gorgeous & yaay I have the Calabria & the flowers they are both my favourite I did the stain glass window last week with the glitter, I was pleased with it.
Today's card I will try on Sunday it's just beautiful the colours are lovely & like Patricia & Steph I have to read instructions a few time for the brain to catch up.
Have a lovely weekend Sue love & hugs to you & mom
Lynda Brock xx

Steph your hat sounds amazing you must have put a lot of work in to it. Have a lovely hen party you will enjoy the experience Keep warm & take care love & hugs xx

Nanna Tina happy 25th birthday today to your step granddaughter. Hope you feel better soon hugs xx

Janet happy 3rd birthday to your granddaughter & hope the adults let her have a go on the bouncy castle xx

Tress glad you popped in today hope your on the mend sending gentle hugs xx

Sandra Bella & milo sound so sweet how can you tell them off they enjoyed there play room ( craft room ) so tempting with all the ribbon ha ha hugs xx

June Yorkielass that's nice to sponsor a dog do you get to see him.Hugs from me Annie & Bambi xx

Julie Laz hope your eye gets better soon gentle hugs xx

Lynn M Tilly & Cully big hugs from me Annie & Bambi xx

Love to you all Lynda xx

lynda said...

Sorry hugs to Pam & Norah Lynda xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Today's card is stunning, love how you've cut on the diagonal and embossed one side only using the fabulous basket weave , and the quilled flowers skirting the lovely Calabria die are just beautiful, love ,love, love this one, thanks Sue x

Thanks to Pam, Cameeli, Mrs B, yorkielass, and magpie for my hugs , sending hugs back to you all and anyone else who needs one , hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable bank holiday weekend .hope Steph enjoys her daughters hen party and doesn't overdo it x Julie hope your eye improves soon , your eyesight is so precious , so take care and go back to Docs if need be xx

Jean D

Going to try and find my mojo this weekend lol xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Love the colour combo :)

Sheila - Ginger said...

Evening Sue,
Back home after a 5day break so doing a catch up...missed your beautiful blog while I was away. Todays card is absolutely gorgeous...the colours and flowers are so pretty too. I'm shattered now so will finish catching up tomorrow.

Love Sheila xx

Love Sheila xx

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue, glad it's Friday and I've got time to look at your blog. Love this card, unusual colours really work.
Have a good weekend everyone! Gx

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
well Sue, another beautiful card that has entigued us all by the looks of things. The colours are not ones i would normally have thought about putting together, but it is working for, as it is so different from the other set in flower card you did recently. You bring such a wealth of knowledge and the wee shove to try new techniques, thank you so much our friend. I still think crafty godmother is the perfect name for you.
Wow what a day for happiness and birthdays, we have our lovely Alison and Diane, both celebrating and Nana Tina's step granddaughter, who turns 25 today. Happy birthday ladies, i hope you have all had a great day. Julie flower, i am so sorry that you can't celebrate your mums birthday, but i hope that the wee bit comfort that we here on the blog can be off some help. Please go back and see the doctor, as you are not getting any improvements from the tablets. Anyway i am sending you a cyder hugs in the hope that they at least let you that you are thought after.
Steph your hat sounds amazing, i hope you have a ball and let you hair down. Don't go too wild and decide to.
I am with Tilly,Cully in the snuggling together when thebad thunder and lightening was goig around, as it used to be under my bed.
Sorry everyone, so very tired so will have to go as so tired.
Take care everyone and i hope to see you all then,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I made it! Today's card that is ! Thanks for the instructions - although I used your fern leaves( gorgeous) instead of swirly bits! Also mine says Get Well! Colours are beautiful.
Thank you!
Lynne such clever pooches totally in control!x
Julie so sorry you having a bad time with your eye. Get well very soon! x
Over and out!

Lindsay Martin said...

Well it's a very late one for me today Sue, this card is great, the colours are great not a combo I would have thought of, but one I will be trying.
Well I got well and truely soaked today, the heavens opened well and truly when I went out to teach. Lynne, the pooches have found their way in life, cat scarpers, my odd will run to the window and bang on it every time a lark black flying thing comes to take the bird seed off the smaller birds, he is so funny when he does it!
Dawn that's fantastic with the Queens pigeons, as has been said what a lot we learn thanks to Sue, Alison the foals are doing really well at the moment, very damp poor things, one of the stallions was injured the other week and the get has seen him twice now but his leg doesn't seem to be healing nerdy well, so that will be another call on Monday to have him back to look at it again, glad you managed to have a good birthday. Steph hope you have a lovely weekend, just wrap up warm! Tres nice to see you but sorry to hear you are not so good, take care,Janet have a lovely time at your great granddaughters birthday, but not to ouch bouncing, just hope the weather is good for you,Julie take care and hope your eye soon starts improving. Pam, Cameeli, Norah. and everyone else, take care and see you all tomorrow xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
I love today's card I especially like the colours you have used it is very pretty
Hope you and your family are well and can I just say thank you for your lovely comments about my card
You take care Sue
Theresa xx

Sandy H said...

Fabulous card, fabulous colour combination. Definitely must try a version of this one - I don't have the Calabria die so will have to use something else for the card centre. I had a senior moment reading the instructions and missed the bit about cutting it diagonally. I couldn't work out how you'd managed to emboss half the card so perfectly on the diagonal!!! Read it four times before the penny dropped.

Lorraine Taylor - try Grafton Cards for the embossing folder.

Thinking of Tina, Gail, Jean and Pam.

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