Sunday, 4 May 2014


 Good Sunday morning!  Another demo card for you today.  I used dies  from across several of the collections so you can see just how nicely they work together.  I started with the California Collection for the background and cut it out of taupe card, leaving a small border around the edge.  It was just wide enough to add foam mounting to the edge and in the centre where I knew my sentiment would cover it.  I matted it on black card to bring out the pattern nicely, then on to a larger taupe mat.  Moving on to the Italian collection, I cut the largest die from the Decorative Frames in black.  This is the one with the pretty little hearts around the circle.  I used the outer cutting edge and the smaller die from the set to give me a frame. I cut a matching taupe piece without the hearts to use as a backer for the frame.  I added mounting foam to the back of this frame and set to work on the sentiment next.  I stamped my sentiment from the Creative Expressions set called Bold Sentiments using a Black Archival ink pad on to milk card.  I cut it out with the Murcia die from the Spanish Collection (we have now been around the world! LOL)  I mounted the heart frame over the die, making sure the sentiment was central, then nipped away the excess from the edges.  I mounted this piece in the centre of my background.  Using the black and tan striped Grosgrain ribbon, I tied a double bow and added it to the corner of the card.  A black crystal sparkler was added to the bow knot and two pretty stick pins were made to match and tucked into the knot as well.  I finished the card with a double pierced mat cut from milk coloured card with a thin black mat insert in between and I added pearls to the background too.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size.

Sunday Comment Game time again and loads of winners this week too!  For the week ending May 3rd, the winners are:
Hazel G!!!

For the extra qualifying post of April 27th, the winners are:
Linda Boyce!!!
Donna Jones!!!

For the extra qualifying post of April 28th, the winners are:
Nana on the Hill!!!
Lorraine Freeman!!!
Anne RD!!!

For the extra qualifying post of April 30th, the winners are:
Richard Dalton!!!
Cath Hellowell!!!

For the extra qualifying post of May 1st, the winners are:
Johanna (no surname)!!!
Lorraine Taylor!!!

For the extra qualifying post of May 2nd, the winners are:
Crafty Ann!!!
Vie Carter!!!
Joan D!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prizes!  I do want to clarify something as there seems to be a bit of confusion, the winners of the Comment Game on Sunday receive a stamp set prize, not a card.  The card giveaway is only done on Wednesdays each week.  With this many winners, I would be running out of cards in no time! LOL  I hope you understand!  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Hello Sue. Loving todays beautiful card, so very lovely.

Cameeli, hope the wedding was everything you wished for.

Think you may be next Steph as MOTB.

Congrats to all lucky winners.

Love and hugs to all especially those in need

Alice G said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue. Congrats to all the winners.

Hugs Alice x

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a lot of lucky winners,yet we are all lucky to be able to access your blog and see such art. Today's card is no exception I like it...a lot. Thanks Sue. Mabex

Jan.moogie said...

Another stunner Sue,shows the dies off perfectly. x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Well done winners, great card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Another great card, Sue, with a real international flavour - the dies really fit together so well. Love the bow and stick pins!
Well done to the huge list of winners (again, which means lots of well-deserved comments every day.)

'P' in Wales

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, a really lovely card, I must get that die set Have a good day all take care Kitty

kitty davies said...

OOps sorry forgot to congratulate the winners good luck all Kitty

Lacelady said...

Dear Sue, you have done it again! I don't have that background die, but I have three cards where it has been used, courtesy of 'John next door' who often features your dies. Congrats to all the winners.

Kate's Cards said...


Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW Absolutely stunning. Just love the background so beautiful.
Congrats to the winners
Carol x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card from your fabulous dies congratulation to all the winners hope cameeli wedding when ok for her Thanks Tracy w x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card again
Well done to all the winners. Have a restful weekend
Pat x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card showing clearly how the dies work across collections. It is exquisite - you've done it again and gave us another stunnero!
Congrats to the winners.
Hugs, Rose

Jacquie said...

This is fabulous Sue,saw you make this one on your shows, so intricate and I am sure any die would go with this stunning background die. Love the design and colour too.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Stunning card again today Sue. Love the background die, so pretty. Congratulations to all the winners! Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
You've.certainly gone international and every set of dies has it's own beauty. I love how each set works together it's as if you designed it that way lol. The stick pins are fabulous as usual and really finish your card off. The post office must know you by first name considering the amount of parcels you send lol. Congratulations to all winners.
Just a quick question, are any if the blog followers going to see Sue demo in Haverfordwest in July?
Hugs x
Heather T

Linda28 said...

Good morning Sue, What a stunning card today, I love how you have used the double layers to make the under colour show the intricity of the dies and also the mixing of the different die collections. More, more, more now on my wish list! Congratulations to all of this weeks winners and happy crafting to everyone. Linda

ellen claire said...

Good morning, This card is so beautiful. Your dies are exquisite!
Congrats to all winners, so many -that's wonderful. x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Wonderful card yet again, I can see I'm going to have to purchase even more of your die sets. I can plainly see I don't have enough?
Congratulations to all the winners.
Gail C x

Diane said...

Yet another stunner Sue and I can see that back ground die is a must . I love the colours and that bow is beautiful, it really finishes it off. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Have a great weekend Sue spending time with your lovely mum. Love Diane G xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, good Sunday morning to you too! Love this card,(as always) just wondering where you get those lovely beads you use for the stick pins. I like to make my own, but yours are much prettier. Do you think Creative Expressions might consider bringing out bead sets for this purpose? Love to you, your Mom and all my fellow Wilsonettes.
Judy M

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I love the taupe coloured card. The dies are stunning. I have the heart circle set and it is fabulous. Very versatile. Thanks for sharing.
Congrats to the winners.

Anonymous said...

cr@fty (Heather T) re Haverfordwest

Yes, a few have posted that they've got their tickets already. There are four sessions and I'll be at the third (try to keep me away!!)

'P' in Wales

Crisco said...

Beautiful stylish card ... reminds me of the gorgeous costumes in the Ascot Opening Race scene in My Fair Lady!

Congratulations to all the winners.

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue and lovely use of your dies. Congratulations to the many winners x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card: ) It shows how it is easy to put some of your dies together. Wow Sue, you are having to send out lots of stamp sets each week now aren't you! It is wonderful to all concerned that more people are seeing your blog but I hope you don't have to pay for all of the stamp sets that you send out : ) It is very kind of you anyway.
X for Pam and anyone who is in need.
Take care.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another stunningly beautiful
card and shows all the dies so well.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners
well done.
Nancyd xx

Mrs B said...

Forgot to say Congratulations to all of the lucky ladies : ) Take care.

AnneRD said...

Another great one Sue. Love the background and the way the circle has been layered.
So pleased and surprised to be one of the lucky winners in the comment draw.

To P in Wales and Cr@fty (Heather T) I will be at Haverfordwest too, have ticket for the final demo. Anne x

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, loving the background I am lucky enough to have this background but have not had a chance to play with it yet as a busy working mum don't get as much time as I'd like to craft but on the other side of that I have a wonderful Son who is 9 in August(how did he get that big so fast) and I'm just enjoying my time with him as the year are just running away and he'll be grown up before I know it! Congratulations to all this weeks lucky winners hope you enjoy you prize and thank you to Sue for being so generous to us all with her time and prizes hope everyone has a lovely relaxing Sunday, hugs to all Elaine x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, do love the background die, think I may need this one! Congratulations to all the lucky winners, enjoy your stamps! Love Jean xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Well Another Truly Awesome Outstanding Card,
I Love every element of your Card, I so Love The Fabulous Background, I Love how you've added Pearls.
I love The Sentiment from Creative Expression I'm thrilled to say I managed to get these stamps there wonderful.
So many of your Dies used today but it just shows us how they all work so extremely well together, Cailfornia, Italian. Then you add a Stunning Bow made from The Beautiful Black and Tan Grosgrain Ribbon I Love that Ribbon, then by adding one of your Black Crystal Sparkler, and your Stunning Stick Pins, just Perfect. Then there's your Fabulous Mat/Layering always Perfect.
Of Course We Understand That You Can't Possibly Give That Many Cards Away Each Week
(You'd Be Doing Them In Your Sleep! Lol)
There's No Other Blog That Is Happy To Give So Many Weekly Gifts Away, I'm thrilled to see so many Names as this means: You've Had Lots Of Wonderful Comments And So Extremely Well Deserved.
Thank You For Sharing This Beautiful, Rich, Stunning, Opulent Card and thank you for The Fabulous Photograph Shots.
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs from Sam x
To All Sue's Bloggers: A Huge Congratulations to all The Winners Of The Weekly Comment Gifts I'm Thrilled For You All, take Care all. Hugs from Sam

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the background on this - Hope you dont mind me pointing this out but you say the Murcia is part of the Italian collection in the description but on my list it's part of the Spanish collection so think you might have made a tiny error here - most unusual for you. I dont have the Murcia but have the ohter 2 dies so will have to substitute with something else from the Spanish sets I have.

Congrats to soo many lucky winners - it's lovely to see so many names on the blog these days.
Happy crafty Sunday all
Clare W

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous all the dies work together so well. Have a great day. Love Jackie

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue another beautiful card. I love the background on this card. More on the wish list. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs Heather.x

floss said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunner you have given us today. Crisco was so right, it also reminded me of 'My Fair Lady'. It's so beautiful. Thank you , as always. X

Congratulations to all you lucky winners. Enjoy your weekend everyone.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats to the winners. Gorgeous use of dies today

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue. Wow, another absolutely stunning card! Congrats to each and every one of the lucky winners.Hugs,
Maggie x

Aspiring crafter said...

The card is lovely Sue , that background die is beautiful!
Hope you are having a great time over there Sue,
Congrats to many lucky winners!

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue so elegant, this background die is next on my list
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Lilian said...

Hi All, another lovely card, have the background die
but not used yet. I think I will have to get those round
dies, I love them. Sunny here in Cornwall today, best wishes Lilian

floss said...

Hi again Sue,
Forgot to say, I agree with Judy M about the beads. X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A stunning card, great colour combo and I'm absolutely loving the background die-cut.
Congratulations to the very lucky winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. The background of the card is stunning and then you show us how all your dies work together. Which you end up making a beautiful card with them all. Loving the bow and stick pins. Congrats to all the lucky winners. Have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card again, lots of detail to get involved with.
Congratulations to all the winners xx

Rachel Taylor said...

Beautiful . I love the tiny hearts.
Congrats to the lucky winners.
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Victoria said...

What a beautiful card again today. A real Sue card! Love the black against the white background. Congratulations to all the winners, well done.

Sue from Wiltshire said...

That is really lovely.

Congratulations to all those lucky winners. I won a few weeks ago and it is great receiving a stamp set, but was thinking the same as Mrs B, so many winners of stamp sets is wonderful but a very generous prize, so hope you are not out of pocket.

PharmacyMichele said...

Another beautiful card. Congrats to the lucky winners-its lovely to win something in return for just leaving a comment on your amazing blog.


Joan D said...

What great idea to go for a lovely holiday to the places on your card,with the help from your dies of course.super duper card with loads of ways to use your dies. Can't wait for the next collection . How lucky am I to be one of the winners this week?Thank you Sue. Have a great bank holiday everyone x x

Nicola Belshaw said...

Morning all. Another great card, I really like both of these dies.
I was lucky enough to win a set of stamps a while back and use them frequently. It was amazing to win, I really had not expected it xxxx

Ivonka said...

I love this one - but then I love them all!!! After the last couple of previous cards I was inspired to order the art deco fan EF and now eagerly await its arrival! Have a good day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another stunning card today. Love the background and I haven't got this one so you've shown me I really need it! Many Congratulations to all the winners today. Have a great bank holiday weekend. Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Your cards just seem to get better every day. I just get to thinking , that one can't be topped,- then low and behold you do it again. Just beautiful - Marie- Durham.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Fabulous card that uses the United Nations of die cuts lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue from a rather wet and miserable day here. Gorgeous card yet again and that background stamp is definitely a 'must have'. i just love everything about your card today; the colours, ribbon, stick pins dazzler and not forgetting the all important mixture of dies. They truly do work well together. Nearly forgot; congrats to all you lucky winners. Hugs Pauline A xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this one! Just got the Italian background off Julia so am going to do my own version of this probably in browns and creams! And I am a winner! wow! Made my day probably weekend!,,,,,,,

Jackie Durrant said...

good morning Sue, just back from spending a few days with my mum and came home to find the lovely stamp set awaiting me from last weeks draw. Thank you so much and congratulations to all this week's winners. Your dies are so versatile and all intermingle in your card but I'm thinking another purchase is coming for the background die!! love from Jackie D

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
What a great combination of your dies, the back ground dies are the next on my list after the roses and leaves as my next gift list is now Christmas so will have to sell a few more cards to get them before.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Cameeli hope the day was everything you could have wished for.
Love and hugs to all
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Marion said...

Hi Sue like this card but you no what im going to say ,the big bow takes over again.i have just got
your fancy frames and seville already got three others so building up my collection.
Marion H

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
You've done it again - another show stopper! Really lovely card. Cameeli, hope you had a fantastic day yesterday. Love and hugs to everyone who needs them . Love Alison xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
Another gorgeous card, and I think this has a "French" feel to it, must be the addition of the striped ribbon. xx

Miecia P said...

Lovely card again today. The background die is on my wish list but am waiting for your next release before I buy. Take care

Margaret corgi owner said...

Morning Sue
Wow you have done it again yet another stunning and beautiful card with your wonderful dies.
Cameeli I sincerely hope the wedding was all you wished for and even more, you will have wonderful memories to treasure forever.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners enjoy your gifts.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them, especially Pam xx
Enjoy your weekend everyone.
Margaret corgi owner

jane gray said...

Gorgeous card. It showcases how well your beautiful dies go together. The possibilities are endless. Jx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Absolutely beautiful card.
Congrats to the winners.
Love Val in Spain x

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - this is another stunning card - it is just beautiful. Thank you for all your hard work. In your busy schedule I wondered if you could show us how you decorate your stick pins.

Cameeli I am sure you are exhausted today and I hope all went well.

Congrats to all the winners - huge hugs to all who need them have a great day. Helen xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card, love that background die, I have just used mine and it is beautiful, congrats to all the winners

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers.
Wow great card this morning
Congratulations to all winners
Take care everyone
Sally x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Just love the background die and the card . congrats to the winners love Jean Z xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very beautiful card today. I do like this background, it is so nice that all the dies mix so well.

Love Rosemarie xx

ang said...

Morning sue love today's card, I particularly love the heart frame and the colours you have used angxx

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Another winning card,can't go wrong with these colours,love the background die.
Congratulations to all the winners.
love Angela x

Sonia Jones said...

Stunning card today. Wow so many winners! Congratulations to them all x
Cameeli I hope the wedding went well x
Hugs to all Sonia x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love the card it's beautiful thank you for sharing congrats to all the winners love clove always xxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Truly beautiful card that shows how your wonderful dies mix and match
Congratulations to all the lucky winners
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, I have the one set of the dies you have used and to be honest I use them a lot got so many more to get of your dies well my birthday is a week today so hopefully I may get some heres hoping.congrats to allll the winners have a great weekend all hugs to everyone who needs one.
Sarah xxxx

hollyberry said...

Love today's card it is stunning.
Cameeli hope the wedding went well.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Suejimbel said...

Morning Sue, this card is stunning! I have the California collection and shall now make a card with the background today! Well done winners, I had some stamps recently and my favourite bit is the little slip that says they are from Sue Wilson! (Sorry, that sounds ungrateful, the stamps are lovely bot the personalisation is FAB!!) x

GeeBee88 said...

Morning Sue and all! What a lovely background on this card today and the round frame is so pretty. Congrats to all the winners.
Have a good day everyone Gx

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
I love the way you have used your range of collections. Yes, they do work so well together, and this is a beautiful card.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Wishing you and all your Wilsonettes a healthy and happy day.
Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Alison Couchman said...

So many comments I agree with today - whoever said the UN of die cuts is spot on - you take us around the world Sue. Crisco - you too are spot on - very much My Fair Lady scene at Ascot. Your cards often remind me of films or styling from particular eras Sue - just gorgeous.
Congratulations lucky winners.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, gorgeous card with great colour combo. The combination of dies shows the versatility. Congrats to all the winners, there were a lot this week. Have a good day all. Bx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card as always. I love the very intricate background die, so pretty. Congratulations to all the very lucky winners.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely, as ever and just remembered I haven't watched your last vid so have this to look forward to later. SueL x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! This is such an amazing card today !! it is Sooo pretty. I think it is very classy and elegant. I love the colours you have used to. The Californian background is on my wish list, along with Murcia ( one of the only Spanish dies I do not have !! ) A really stunning card Sue, and I love the bow and stick pins to !!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful card.
I hope you are enjoying your time with your family. Lots of love to you Sue, love Tres x x x

Pam, You are always in my thoughts. Sending you love and hugs, Tres x x x

Cameeli, I hope you had the most wonderful Wedding yesterday, and that all went well for you and your family. Lots of love Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of today's winners. Enjoy your crafty prizes. x x x

To all the Wilsonettes, Have a wonderful day today. Love and hugs to everyone, Tres x x x

Debbie Tinks said...

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

Glennis said...

Another gorgeous card - congrats to all the lucky winners

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
WOW you have done it again - another stunning card, I haven't got this background die but I've got to others and will certainly be giving this one a try, love all the dies you've used - in fact I love all of YOUR dies, it's just a pity I can't afford them all!
Wishing everyone a good Sunday and congratulations to all you lucky winners.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Annie said...

A beautiful card, Sue, as always!
Happy day all!
Hugs Annie

iReneM said...

I watched you demo this gorgeous card and it is great to be reminded how you made it.
A lovely combination of dies :)


samantha wade said...

Hi, lovely card, really like your bows and pins, your dies are so lovely. Xx

Rosie said...

Love this card Sue, so beautiful

Congratulations to all the winners.

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card! Wonderful dies!
Hope your day was magical Cameeli!
Congratulations to all the lucky winners!
Hugs to all xo

Jane said...

Really effective everything gels together nice card.

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card. I love the colour combination. The dies really do work seemlessley together - they are great.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. Stunning and delicious card as always.
I watched u demo this one and my hubby was watching too which is not very often!! Lol. He says "see she can make a card in 10-15 mins why can't u?" As I tried to explain uve already made one so know what stuff u need and have some of the bits pre cut N pre made ahead of time!! Lol men they think u can do everything in 10 mins lol
Lots of love Tracy in killie x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another stunning card to start our day, for which thank you. Congratulations to all the winners and Sue, I hope you enjy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

karenlotty said...

I love this background die and it's at the top of my Need List Everywhere seems to sell out of it so quickly! To me it looks like you've embossed the taupe circular frame so the the hearts "pop" through the black ...great effect

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card today and something I can try as just received the California Collection and waiting for inspiration!
Congratulations to All the lucky Winners!!! WOW a few this week.
I agree with Judy - perhaps CE could think of some beading sets for us - after seeing Sue's creation up close they are really the finishing touch.
Enjoy your day.
Sheila x

Izzwizz said...

Oh my goodness, 18 winners this week and I'm one, yay!! Great way to start my Sunday :-) Thanks Sue.

I LOVE this card, that circle die with the little hearts is just gorgeous, and the whole card goes so well together with your bow and stickpins. Maddy x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card today, i must say i am loving all these dies
Take Care
Elaine H X

dreamer said...

Loved the background sets the whole card off.
So smart thank you for your work. And all you put into your cards

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I just love the background and I will work back from there as you have to enlarge my cards, thanks for your inspiration and hard work.
X Ros

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone.
I love todays beautiful gift
and I adored yesterdays card Sue I couldn,t comment yesterday as I was out all day, Hope everyone has a nice day today. weather not up to much here in Yorkshire at the moment. From
Christine C and Ella

Brenda Hanlon said...

Love these dies, the results are amazing. Congrats to all the winners.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning creation today Sue. These dies all work beautifully together, thanks for showing how well they are together. It looks like some of our ladies will be off to see Sue demoing in July. Wish I could visit, but it's to far to go. You lucky ladies. Hope you had a fantastic time yesterday Cameeli. Hugs as usual to Pam, Norah and Steph. Hugs as well to everyone who needs one today and have a great bank holiday. Rello's arrived save and sound and have gone for a drive around Witney to get a feel for my car that they are borrowing while they are here.

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes, lovely sunny Sunday morning, made even nicer by seeing this great creation from Sue, I'm fortunate enough to have all these dies but no where near enough talen to make anything as gorgeous as you do Sue.
Hope the wedding was great Cameeli, and your having a wel, earned rest today, Steph your next, love to all and congratulations to all this weeks many winners xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Fantastic card again, everything is so precise and elegant:) Yayyyyyyyy I'm a winner, thanks Sue and congratulations to all the other winners too :)

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, another pretty card today. Hope you are having a good weekend. Congratulations to all the winners. Kind regards Joanne K x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue
A very striking card today so the way all the dies go together. Hope all is good in Florida.
Congratulations to all the winners today.

Love Sheila xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful card love it. Well done all the winners xx

Richard Dalton said...

Hey sue! Another stunning card for us today! I love it!

Thank you so much I can't believe I have won!

I'll email you now! :-)

Have a great Sunday and a great bank holiday! X

Emily said...

Another gorgeous card! Love the bow.

Jill Liddle said...

Absolutely stunning card today Sue.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Does anyone know if you can colour white crochet ribbon with promarkers?

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning as always, love the California background have used this one a lot as I have the striplet die. Beautiful colour combination.
Have a great day.
Congrats to all of the winners enjoy your gift.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, just back from holiday, what a lot of catching up I have to do! Today's card is stunning, love the mix and match of the dies you have used, especially the hearts circle, another addition to my wish list. Off to watch the videos I have missed, take care Jess xx, sorry, congrats to all the winners today.

Anonymous said...

I love the way you layer your cards, very beautiful. Take care. Claire

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
What a cracker of a card this morning Sue and for me just the right amount of black against the white making it pop. Your stick pins just finish it off to perfection. I bought pj's for my mum out of primark and pinched the ribbon of the two sets that i bought as they had lovely grograin ribbon like yours tying it together and it seemed a shame to waste it.
WOW we have a lot of winners again this week and i hope that you all enjoy your stamps when you get them. I think Sue must have an in built eye into all our stash that we have as she always seems to know what we have and send a different set to build up our stamp department.
Oh i am so glad that i brought a smile to you all yesterday with the life and times of being me. Lorraine, i am glad i brought back such "happy memories" of your own honeymoon(cough, cough) sorry had a tickle in my throat. Are you certain you are not related to my family as i am sure your husband must be related to mine. I hope that the car seat was at least comfortable for you to get some shut eye, i wont say sleep as i don't think that it would come all that readily but i am amazed that you are still talking to him. Did you vacate the dog from its house for hubby's use off?
Cameeli, i hope that you had a brilliant day yesterday with all your family for such a beautiful day and i am typing quietly just incase your head is some what tender today. Hope that your mum and dad enjoyed their grandsons special day and got some pictures taken with the happy couple. Steph, you are next flower with your beautiful daughter and gaining a new son along the way. My stepdaughter is getting married in 2016 on 26th June, so i know we will all be thinking of you just like we have for Tina and Cameeli. Are you all set with everything for the wedding now? I think i am going to have to decorate the sticks but it's grumpy hubby and daughter that i will need to contend with as they wont want shown up.
Oh well from a misty Glenochil i wish you all well today and sending my cyber hugs to our most special of Wilsonettes as usual, you are always though of through my day, take care and i hope to see you all tomorrow,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love all the dies you have used especially the background die.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Veronique L

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, you are so clever at mixing and matching your dies, I wish I had a fraction of your imagination.
Congratulations to all of today's winners, enjoy your prizes. Sue - maybe you should increase the number of comments required to be eligible for a prize before CE go bankrupt! LOL
Have a happy and peaceful Sunday everyone.

Susan White said...

Black and white is always a winner with me! Congratulations to all the lucky comment game winners. Susan x

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue.
Firstly congratulations to all the lucky winners. You lucky, lucky people.
Another wow card to make me smile. I love this circle frame. Really sets off the sentiment. I've treated myself to some sentiment stamps this week. I'm struggling with my grip a bit this weekend but I'm itching to get crafting.
Have a great day everyone.
Lots of love, Jo xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Another stunning card here today Sue, it´s sooo beautiful.

Terry Owen said...

As always, an absolutely beautiful card. Thank you xxxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card today, I love this back ground die, I made a card with it yesterday. It cuts beautifully. I don't have many circular dies, but I treated myself to this yesterday also.

Cameeli, I hope everything went well for you yesterday.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Love and hugs to all.

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Anonymous said...

A fabulous card, Sue. I just love that background die. Its stunning and the different die sets do indeed, go together beautifully.

Congratulations to all those very lucky winners this week.

Laura O said...

another stunner and it just shows how they all go together [the dies that is ]Laura O

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Wow! Another stunning design, the California background die is gorgeous, and all accented with a big bow, lush!
Gongrats to all the lucky winners, enjoy your stamping!

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Another exquisite card, I've loved my trip around the world, the dies are perfect and love those hearts and your pins are gorgeous. The colour combo is stunning.
Have a lovely weekend with your wonderful Mom.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners, enjoy your prize.
Pam and Tin love and hugs to you both.
Cameeli hope the wedding was all you wished for.
Norah you had me in stitches laughing yesterday with your honeymoon saga, you should write a book, you are one great story teller and mean so much to a lot of Wilsonettes.
Jean D and Sue C hope you Sons are improving.
P in Whitney have a great time with your relatives.
Lynne M and fur babies hugs to you.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Meg said...

Love the background die Sue.

Margaret O

hazel said...

Hi Sue
This card should be called 'Around the World with Sue Wilson' all these dies work beautifully together Sue really Stunning card.Thank you for sharing with us all
I am a very Excited Lady had to read three times to make sure i was a winner and then Shouted ' I Won I Won and then remembered only ones in the house are my doggies who cant really say Congratulations but they did come running to see what i was shouting about will have to wait till hubby come in and tell him the good news. Very Excited lady
Thank You Sue
Have a lovely Day
Take care
Hazel G xx

hazel said...

Opps forgot to wish the rest of the winners Congratulations.
Hazel G xx

Delilah64 said...

Ooooh fabulous! I'm one of the winners. Really excited. Thanks so much Sue and to all for the congratulations :-)

Another exceptional card. I think that colour combination is so classy and the mix of die styles works perfectly.

From a very happy crafter :-D

Nic xx

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terrie said...

Such a lovely card with all the die that you used...I also like how you add a couple od stick pin on your cards...
Well done Sue!

Congrats to all the winners...enjoy

SHARICA said...

Congrats to all winners .. Another fab card today .. xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful work of art, very Moroccan look to it. That background die is so pretty.
Agree with the other comments about having a stick pin kit to make your own!
Lots of winners this week, must cost a fortune in postage, congratulations to all the lucky people!!!

trent999 said...

Wow, This is a real stunner, I love the California background. Well all of your dies look stunning and it's great to see them mixing so well together. A really crisp but beautiful look.
Take care all, Nick xxx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. So elegant..
Best wishes
Anne O

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue,what a stunning card,have all these dies so will be giving this card a go.Congrats to everyone that won.

johanna said...

oh my goodness sue this card is gourgeous i'm showing it around the room cos i'm at my sisters now in co mayo western ireland for my nieces 21st the house is heaving and they are all oohing and aahhing at your cards and putting in their orders, i brought loads with me for them to share, thank you so much for my winning card i,m soooo happy love

nannapat said...

Oh, I love that background die Sue. It looks like a wrought iron grille I think, really beautiful. Stunning card as always. Well done to the winners - the list seems to get longer every week! Pat x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love the card today, congrats to all the winners.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Disco Queen said...

Fabulous card Sue! I love monochrome. Also congratulations to all the winners. Theresa x

nzillingworth said...


Janice K said...

A beautiful card with lovely details.x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Just me again, forgot to say congrats to all of the winners earlier! Love Alison xx

Chris. said...

Lovely card sue as always. Wish I had your talant for putting colours together.

Chris. said...

Lovely card sue as always. Wish I had your talant for putting colours together. I have some of the dies but now need them

Maggie C said...

Hello Sue. Such a classy card which shows off your dies beautifully. Well done all those winners - you lucky things enjoy your cards. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Kay said...

Beautiful card and I love the background die, very pretty. XX

Karen Drew said...

Absolutely beautiful
Congratulations to all the winners

Deborah Artliff said...

Evening Sue ehat a brillient card I lo ve the colours you have used.
Take care xx

Debs xx

CraftyJo said...

Very nice, love that background die.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
A bit later today as have had a family lunch here . Now I have sat down for a few minutes with a coffee! Today's card is beautiful. It is so lovely to see how all the dies may be used together - well not quite all at once but you get my drift! This one just looks perfect! Made more stick pins yesterday as I'd used all the ones I'd made previously.
Hope you have a lovely Sunday with your family!
Congratulations to all the many winners!
Looking forward to hearing Cameeli's wedding report! Trust it all went according to plan.
Love to all crafting friends,
Myra x

Anonymous said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue and all Wilsonettes. What a beautifully happy friendly blog this Sunday, it has bought a warm smile to my heart.
Cam - hope your day was full of wonderful tender moments, that the wedding went really well and your pretty additions appreciated. Was thinking of you at 2pm. Take time to recover, rest and reminice (sp) ?!
To all lucky winners listed ( too many for my grey slush to remember) ! Enjoy your stamp sets ( I also kept the envelope and compliment slip) isnt it exciting to receive a gift from our Queen of all craft : )
Id love to be able to make my own pins to enhance my cards but I just know Id be tutting every few seconds as my fingers cant feel such delicate things as gems etc so although Id love to sit and make lots n lots it would cause me too much upset and frustration - hohum : (
I picked up my Italian dies yesterday and will hopefully play tomorrow. Not a great day, easier to say where Im not hurting today, oh how I hate feeling like this, but hayho, thats life, zmile and get on with it : )
Todays card sure has taken us round the world without all the hassle of arranging connecting flights lol. WOW Sue, the reasons behind the design of your dies are sure showing us just how versatile and mix and match they all are, with stamps to match, thank you not only for showing some of us how its done, but for knowing what crafters need to expand their crafting knowledge. I must say that visiting a few Sue follower's blogs, they are showing your dies so beautifully Sue, I know you would be SO proud of your 'children' lol.
I hope you are managing you and mom time inbetween working, and enjoying every second you spend together.
Have a lovely BH Monday dear friends.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue
Another winner in every way,I have the background die,all go very well so you can mix and match.
Congrats to all the winners.

Jayne S said...

Another wonderful card again with your amazing dies. I really like this background die. Its on my wish list.

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and all the Wilsonettes! Such a gorgeous card Sue. You are always telling us to mix and match our dies and what a gorgeous example you have shown us here. I like how you have just given it a bit of pop at the back of the black circle....ooooo and those pins... Love it all! xx Hope you are having a wonderful time! Oh wow! Congratulations to all the winners! Wonderful! Enjoy your prizes xx Lynne, loving the antics of the fur babies . I can just imagine the birds ducking and diving while they're running around like "mad dogs" Lol! Our two budgies chase each other up and down the rope playing kiss chase..... Sending you a big hug xx Norah, you wonderful person you. Love it when you are telling us your stories. You bring back so many memories that have been buried soooo deep in the old grey matter and have us in fits of laughter at your journeys in life. Thank you so much for making our day. I quite agree that you should write a book. Just think with all the royalties you can buy even more of our Sue's dies..... If that isn't any motivation I don't what is!! ps, like you I also take the ribbon off.... xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need xx Take care everybody! xx Love Karen xx

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous one today.
Hope the wedding went off without any hitch Cameeli.
congratulations to all you lucky people on your winnings.
Yvonne xxx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card, I love the use of the dies and all the details, hugs, Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a really beautiful card. My what a lot of winners this week - congratulations to you all.
Beverley W

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

What a beautiful card! I have 2 of those dies and the Italian frames are on "the list" of items I neeeed. Going to see if I can come up with something similar. Going to have to add those ribbons. I have been mulling over them for a while. I'm going to have a lot to try when I (finally) get up the table.

Crafty hugs to all,

T x

Angela Wade said...

Hi Sue, you've demonstrated how dies from different sets can be used together effectively to create a lovely card.
Hope wedding went well Camelli.
Congrats all the lucky winners.
Best wishes everyone,
Angela in Thailand x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, can case this but will have to create the background with my striplet die.
Congratulations to the other winners too.
Donna Jones

Helen Barker said...

Great card today,showcasing so many of your lovely dies.Well done to all the winners.
Helen Bx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Beryl.

You can colour any fabric with an alcohol marker like the one you mentioned. You can also use most types of inks and ink pads, a lot of different looks are possible. For thicker fabrics or ribbons (like crochet) you will have to hold the pen on to let the colour seep into the fibres, you can also quickly and lightly run the marker over the top of fabric for an 'inked' look. If you have alcohol ink or refill ink put the ribbon onto a surface that you can clean easily and drip the inks on top. Crochet is mostly done with a cotton or cotton mix yarn so is bulkier than a flat ribbon which is quicker and easier to colour.

Cut off a small piece to practice and colour test. Then if you pick the wrong shade you haven't lost much. You can also colour over lighter shades with darker ones so if going straight for it, start with the lightest shade that you think fits your project and go darker shade by shade. Keep the test piece as a reference, label it with the colour and pen/ink type you used. If you have enough spare fabric/ ribbon have a play with inks/ pens to see what you can achieve. Water based ink works best on a lace or crochet to give a subtle pattern or change. Pigment, die and permanent ink will work on nearly everything. Even the patterned ribbon like Sue used can be re coloured as the ink will stain the lightest part. Don't forget to let the ink dry before you decide if it's the right shade as alcohol inks/ pens often dry to a slightly lighter shade.

Hope that answers your question. I love colouring and recolouring as if I have used the same colour elsewhere on the project or as a highlight or complementary colour embellishment.

T x

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely card, and very exciting dies :)

Theresa Pace said...

elegant and beautiful. almost monochrome. love it xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I like everything about it.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Happy Crafting. :) X X

Samantha Dalton said...

Lovely card.
Congratulations to the winners ;)

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card showing how to mix and match with great effect. It's something I like to do on my cards. Still lots to learn though. Best wishes,
Alison D x

lynda said...

Hellow Sue & all Wilsonettes Wow what an elegant & stunning card Sue the background die is just gorgeous mmmm think I must have it to go with the little heart die I have just received . I just love all the elements colour bow stick pins sooo pretty.

Camille hope the wedding was everything you hoped it would be & more with lots of wonderful memories. Enjoy the rest of your time you have with your mum & dad xx

Steph love & hugs hope you feel better tomorrow Hunney xx

Norah I love reading your funny story's you had me in stitches with your wedding & honeymoon tales xx

Love & hugs Pam Tina Tress & all who need them xx

Lynne hope your ok & fur babies are behaving I Emailed you pictures of my two & look forward to seeing your little ones happy bank holiday love & hugs xx

Congratulations to all the winners enjoy your prize xx

Love & hugs Sue hope you are enjoying your time with your mom xx Lynda Brock xx

Jane Franklin said...

Love both cards from yesterday and today. Congratulations to all the winners. Luv jax

TOB said...

Fab card today as always. Love the stick pins. I was lucky enough to win a stamp set from Sue and it was gorgeous. Beautiful sentiments and a lovely gift to receive, thank you Sue. Hugs Theresa.xx

stephanie cunningham said...

Lovely card looks so intricate.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue.....what a stunning & elegant card...I just adore that background!! Love Sam xxx

Sandra said...

Good evening Sue, wow a beautiful bank holiday Sunday here for a change, been a lovely weekend so far, perfect for Cameeli's Son's wedding, I was thinking about you all do, I hope you had a perfect day and that everyone was thrilled by all of your decorative details!
Sue, today's card is so pretty, it bust highlights how brilliantly all of your dies work together, always a winning combination!
I am so excited to see the new dies!
Crafty hugs to all,
Sandra xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card , just love that calafornia background die it's stunning, so are they all ,haven't used my Italian dies yet to done any crafting this week due to circumstances!!

Congrats to all winners.
Thank you yorkielass for your kind words , Gary is waiting to be told when he can have surgery on his shoulder the seizure has really taken it out of him he looks so tired but he is on a lot of medication for pain relief . Horrible time at the moment :( .

Hugs Sue ,
Jean D

Pearl said...

Bit late today! I've been making cards all day today - heaven!

Great card Sue, thank you for sharing it with us.

More dies for me to get, but I'm building up my stash of your dies now, so as long as you don't bring out a new set too soon, I'm catching up.

Craftihappiness to all, love from Pearl

janet said...

Every time I think I have enough dies you use another one I must have!! Love the background on this card. Would prefer a bit more colour and a softer bow (I find that stripped ribbon very hard with such delicate cards) but the idea is great and I'm off to hunt for the background!
Janet in Kent

Sue Dunn said...

Beautiful Sue. Congratulations to all the winners. Xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Oh wow, what a stunning card. Love the background, will try to find out which of the California set it is.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Vie Carter said...

Just love today's card, I like the way you mix and the dies up, it's good to know that they all work so well together

And the icing on the cake is I am a winner

It's my birthday tomorrow the 5th so what a lovely present to expect in the post

Thank you Sue, and congrats to all the other very lucky winners


lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

wow I have won,Thank you sue, only thing I have ever won is a energy saving kettle, less said about that the better lol beautiful card sue right up my street,i think all the dies work beautiful together cant wait for your next selection,
Norah im still waiting for my promised honeymoon , and yes he is very much like ur ole man, proberly separated at birth lol, and he has been warned if he does not do something nice and huge for my cough cough birthday next yr then im taking his debit card and booking a trip to america starting with vegas going on too everywhere that's expensive after , without him lol
Hugs to all that need it , congrats to every very lucky winner,
Lorraine x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, love this black and white creation. Another stunner. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Nadine in Spain said...

Another lovely card, Sue and an interesting die combination.


Sandy H said...

As always, a lovely card. Your stick pins are gorgeous, Sue .

Congratulations to all the lucky winners. So many this week. Glad to know I'm not the only one who uses ribbon that was tied round stuff.

Denise Hancock said...

Sorry I missed the blog yesterday Sue. A beautiful black and taupe card - as you say around the world with the dies. I have not got the Murcia die yet must add to the list
Denise X

Gail said...

Stunning as always - luv everything about it xx GailT xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Gorgeous card here again Sue, soooo beautiful. And a big CONGRATS to all the lucky winners here. Please enjoy your prizzes ladies and have a great new week ahead everyone.
Hope you´re enjoying your time in the US Sue.

Leanne said...

Beautiful card! Congrats to all winners.