Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello my crafty friends!  I really liked this new die called Divine Eloquence and decided to use it and do a little paper piecing with the Creative Expressions Flamenco stamp from the Singles range to create today's card.  First, I created a textured background by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Celtic Flower embossing folder.  This one is very detailed so I recommend a light spritz of water before embossing, it helps to soften the paper's fibres so they don't crack.  I used my Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue around the edge and added some Iced Snow for a bit of bling.  I cut the Divine Eloquence out of white card and backed it with Lilac card cut just slightly larger.  I mounted it in the centre of my embossed background with mounting foam for dimension.  I cut the smaller die as a backdrop for my gown and mounted it with foam as well.  I stamped my ball gown image onto milk card and coloured just the shoulders and neck of the mannequin and cut out thee entire image (you only have to be precise around the top, the rest will be covered with the dress).  I stamped my image again on decorative paper.  I picked a small pattern for this and cut out just the dress.  I glued the dress to the cut out mannequin to complete my paper pieced stamped image.  I mounted the dress in the middle of my die cuts.  Using the same paper that I used for the dress, I die cut several flowers using my Classic Rose die and made three flowers and added them around the stamped dress.  I added some white tulle and a pearl spray with the largest flower and seated the smaller two on the opposite side.  I finished the card with a double white mat with a pierced inner layer and three flatback pearls in the upper corner.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8 3/4" in size.  Please leave a comment on today's post if you would like to be entered in the drawing to win this card.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x












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Ivonka said...

I really love it, Sue! Thanks!

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, and all the crafty crew!!

You have done it again, another stunner, and this brightens up any grey Wednesday this is so cheerful.
As you know lilac is a favorite of min and I love the divine eloquence!!
Have a nice day and for those in pain or distress a gentle hug.
Cameeli xx

Vick said...

Aww sue what a pretty card would love to win, hugs, Vick xx
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Pam said...

Lovely card today, beautiful. Lindsay hope all goes well with the stallion, Myra, we are here for you too. Hugs to all and a welcome to Joleen

Marion Bull said...

beautiful - love this card, love the stamp an the colour way. Just beautiful! Hugs to all
Marion B xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow stunning card today Sue and to top it all in my favourite colours. What a great start to the day.xxx

doreenj said...



I think this is another embossing folder to add to my list!!!!

Lovely card,

Doreen x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
WOW thank you a very beautiful card, I really must get the embossing folder,a trip to the craft shop this weekend. To all the Wilsonettes have a good day and take care all Kitty.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I absolutely adore today's card it's beautiful. I love the idea of stamping onto patterned paper for the dress it's a great way to use up all your bits. I am lucky enough to have this embossing folder and stamp so I can try to emulate today's card using another die. The pearl spray finishes the card off beautifully.
Hugs x
Heather

Debby Berry said...
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floss said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning !!!! X

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I think this is really chic, nice job.

Rosie said...

Another super card and composition. The Celtic Flower folder looks so effective, too.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, wow what a sublime card. Love the colours used. The flowers are as usual gorgeous and the pearl sprays add a lovely hint of bling. Lol to you and mom lynne m x x

Early today with comments and its poochies fault, I must teach them to tell the time for getting up - they already know breakfast , lunch and tea not surprising when food is involved. It was a case of mum look we can get under the quilt and walk all over you. Hoping they will crash later and give me some peace but not holding my breath cuz I know with my two I could end up blue. Hubby was dancing around the lounge last night and poochies were joining in by hopping up and down on their back legs all I can say is some of the professional dance teams better watch out they might have competition NOT !!!!! hehe.

Lindsay- massive hugs and lol sending to you to give to your stallion with his poorly leg x x
Myra - dont apologise about commenting on your kitchen , I love hearing about your day x x x
Lynda , June, Alison, Norah, Tres, Angela - gentle hugs to you from fur babies x x x

To all I hope you have a good day even if the weather is bad x x x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely lovely card. Love the colours, embossing, dies and stamp. And, of course, the roses. Just lovely......
Hugs, Rose

Lynne Mills said...

Massive apologies forgot hugs to Karen from fur babies x x x

Clai01 said...

Oh that card is so gorgeous Sue!
I love how classy and designer dress style it looks on the card, it's simply gorgeous. I do have the stamp so it's very appealing to see it used in this colour combination. The die and the folder go together so nicely, love it. Thanks for explaining the layers too and the techniques. x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Lilac is always a winner to me !! I'm so loving the divine eloquence die-cut, and the dress is truly beautiful. A very pretty card, and I would love to win it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what an elegant card, and a gorgeous new die,the dress is super with that patterned paper. Love the matching flower and the pearl sprays. I would love to win this. Bx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
WOW WOW WOW This card is stunning.
Love it all - embossing folder, divine eloquence die, the stamp, the roses and the finishing touches of the pearl strands!! Oh and also the colour!
Good luck to the winner of this card!!
Horrible weather - I wish I could stay at home and craft all day. Oh well better get ready for work.
Sheila x

TDQ Karen said...

Very chic, such agreat card for girlfriends and I know lots of ladies who would love scared like this xx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and everyone
It hasn't stopped raining here in Cambridge for nearly 24 hours! We have friends coming for lunch, but no chance of sitting in the garden.
I don't know how you manage to come up with such stunning ideas for cards every day Sue and this one is no exception....just beautiful and so feminine, I love it. Have a good day everyone whatever you are doing and stay dry.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxxxxxx

Chris Curry said...

Morning Sue. Love the elegance of this card. These dies look fantastic, I assume you will have them on C&C the next time you are there !!. Xx

AnneRD said...

Great card, beautiful elements and lovely colours. Anne x

Aspiring crafter said...

A beautiful card Sue ,
Love that background -so beautiful!
You have really made that dress standout and roses are fab!
XxxRuth

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card, great tip about spritzing the card before embossing, that was a new one for me.
Embossing folder,a another thing on my wish list!
Gail Cx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. What a beautiful card. I love the embossing folder another one for the list. I really like the paper piecing and the colour is lovely. What a lovely card to win. Thanks again. Hugs Heather.x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, fantastic card, love the embossing folder! Oh to be slim enough to wear that beautiful dress! Love Jean xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW! oh! WOW this is stunning, love everything about it.
Oh! to have a dress like that ...... Oh! to have a figure to fit it!!
Fantastic design
Have a great day
Hugs

Patricia xx

Caroljsmith said...

Good morning sue what a wonderful card love the colours and the dies you used. Keep them coming. Carol

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Carole Z said...

HI Sue, an absolutely stunning card..beautiful colour lilac and the embossed background is exquisite. Very elegant and beautiful, hugs Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, do like the patterned paper for the dress and that is a great new die. Very elegant.

'P' in Wales

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card-so much detail on it. Who wouldn't love to win this?!

Michele.

Heather Rogers said...

Two words. Tres Chic! What is there not to like?
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue,Wonderful card love everything about it, I bet YOU did a "happy dance" at the result. Thanks so much. Mabex

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a real stunner : ) I love both the new Divine Eloquence die which is beautiful,and the Celtic Flower embossing folder, which has such a gorgeous detailed pattern.(Thanks for the tip about spritzing before embossing.) The patterned paper that you chose to use is so pretty. Wonderful card : )
Pam- my daily hug for you, and hugs for all that are low and in need of one, including Tandy.
Gail, I will be thinking of you visiting your brother today.
Sandra, I hope Milo is ok today.
Myra, We are all glad that your problems are tiny compared to others but we are still here to listen and care. We all have a moan about unimportant stuff sometimes, it's human nature I think. Carry on just as you are: ) Norah, I hope your hills are full of sun for you today, while you plod on clearing that table : )
Take care.

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Morning Sue. Fab u lous!!! What more can you say. Love lilac too. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn. X

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Just another stunning card my favour colour and I love the dress stamp thanks Tracy w x

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card so pretty and the colours are just fabulous. The devine eloquence die looks stunning love the design and the shape. Really like how you have paper pieced the dress I love to do this.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Lilian said...


Very lovely card today, love the colour. Lilian

Diane said...

A very pretty card today Sue and what a beautiful dress. I like the flowers made out of the matching paper it really ties it together. Sorry forgot to comment yesterday I was going to watch the video later when it was quiet and forgot to check back. Yesterday's cards were stunning too. Have a great day with your mum. Love Diane G xxx

darcydaydream said...

What a stunner. Love the colours and all the components used. The dress stamp is definitely on my wish list.
Crafty Hugs
Christine from Darcy...xx

Sue Dix said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the colour tones and the stamp! xx

Nanny Jo said...

Hi, Sue.....a lovely card today...as usual! I love the intricacy of the die, and the dress is so pretty! And it's in my favourite colourway, too! Jo xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - fab card - love it and love the filigree. Well its more than a tad damp here - is even past soggy I would say - we must have about 2" of rain lately with yet more to come today - and it's cold too! 16C today. Yday I wore a tee shirt and 2 jumpers and I was still cold. Hope it's better where you are - if so could you send some of it here please! Just wondering if you have been to any craft superstores yet? (or is that a silly question perhaps?!) and if so, did you find anything that took your fancy? I've never been to one but want to one day - think it would be heaven as long as they serve coffee! Stay warm, dry n safe all
Rgs
Clare W

ang said...

Wow stunning card gorgeous angxx

Annie said...

Stunning, Sue! Love everything about it, it's beautiful!
Hugs Annie

Anne Crawford said...

Very stylish card, just beautiful ! I love the dies, stamp , roses and the lovely pearl flourish, I'm sure we would all like to treasure this one!
Hugs to all xo

Susan White said...

Such a pretty card, and so apt for the prom and wedding season! I do love the effect of paper piecing - must have another go when I get some time to craft!! Thanks, Susan x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another stunning card. Love everything about it. Must put the die on my wish list and thanks for the tip about spritzing the card when using this embossing folder and stamping on to our scrap papers to use them up as my scrap box is over flowing. Have a lovely day with your mom.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Nadine in Spain said...

Lovely card, Sue. I really like the Celtic Flower folder and it makes a perfect background for the Divine Eloquence dies. It embosses so deeply that you really do need that light spritz of water on your card first. The patterned paper roses that match the dress are beautiful. I've been using these roses quite a bit. They are so versatile and have a good range of sizes in the set.

Nadine

Alison Couchman said...

It's all that wonderful texture that does it for me. The embossing folder teamed with the dies is just gorgeous.
Have a good day everyone.
Alison

Joan D said...

What a fabulous card,one I would love to own. I was fortunate enough to wear a dress similar to this last year,and have the photos to prove it too.! The dress really pops out of the card. The colours are so complimentary,as is everything on the card. In short, it flows.xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a fantastic card to give away very elegant! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & fellow blog friends,
Oh my Sue, ilove your dess dies! Tutus one is truly beautiful, so elegant and lady like, such pretty colours too! This has to be a new favorite card for me, I love it!
Well Milo is a lot better today, the vet said to keep an eye
Apparently Bella had bitten Milo a little to hard a punctured his skin, this has caused him to get an infection in his leg , the vet has given him an antibiotics jab, we have to take him back on Thursday to check he is recovering and to collect some more oral antibiotics, I imagine getting to eat those will be fun!
Thank you so much to all of you for kind words and thoughts yesterday , the power of the kindness on this blog is immense, it really does make you feel better topknot that there are friends out there that care about you, today's world can be a very lonely place!
Huge hugs and thanks to you all x x x x x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue .....happy crafting ..x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes. Summer ! Huh, more like early autumn here again. You're in the right place Sue - enjoy : )
What a wonderful W.O.W you are giving away today, its beautiful, really beautiful. Id feel a million dollars in a gown like that, a perfect card to send to any female friend with an important function luming.
Gentle hugs to my fellow Wilsonettes, no reason required just gentle hugs to you ALL.

Lancashire Steph xxx

kiwiali said...

What an awesome card Love everything about it Would love to see it in reality Thanks for the chance

Pauline Norbury said...

Beautiful sue.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, this is a stunning card, love the colours, dies , background all so pretty. Thanks Sue for such a beautiful card on this rather wet and miserable day x

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
You never cease to create something absolutely stunning Sue!!
The Celtic Flower embossing folder
is gorgeous, and the Divine Eloquence is the perfect frame for the beautiful Flamenco stamp. Good luck to everyone in the Wednesday giveaway. The winner will have a fabulous card to treasure.
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

sonja_w said...

Once again, beautiful love the stamping on patterned paper and my favourite colours too. I think I might need this die to try this one :)

linda boyce said...

Hi Sue super card just love the stamp its so stunning.Have a good day hugs linda

TOB said...

Wow, this is such an elegant card, love the tip about the spritzer, have had lots of paper breaking when embossing but didn't know what to do, so Thank You. Love your flowers. Thanks for your messages after my fall,I am ok. Hugs to all who need them.
Theresa x

Victoria said...

A very elegant card today Sue. Love the stamp and the paper piecing is very effective. The dies used are lovely as is the embossed background. And lastly, have to say that it's a gorgeous colour.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue WOW what a stunning card. I love thr stamp you have used. Its really pretty. Thank you for your kind comments on my card thats on my blog. Take care Sue xx

Debs A xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Rain again this morning - when will it stop? The gardens are getting too wet now so enough is enough.
Today's gift is beautiful. Which lady of any age wouldn't be thrilled to bits to receive such a gift!!! So my spot is just ready to receive one just like this - fingers/toes and anything else I can cross are just so.lol. Thinking of my body that is exceptional to even cross those lol.
I love this die - I don't much go for dies like this but this one just hits the spot. I can imagine it on a gift for any age but especially for a coming of age or for a young lady going to her first prom. It could be matched with the colour she has chosen for he dress.
Sorting out this morning after yesterday's knit and natter as it was my turn to demo. I love doing it but hate the sorting and putting away afterwards.
Take care everyone. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - how I would love to own this beautiful card - beautiful!
Janette xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful die, really like it. Thank you for the tip about sprit zing I will definitely try that. I wish I could fit into a dress like that!

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A Fabulous card - absolutely stunning. I love the stamp, the colours in fact everything about it. Anyone would be delighted to receive this card.
Thank you.
Bye for now.,
SandraP xxx

Rosie said...

Vow, Vow, Vow, Vow, Sue, i love this card. It is so elegant and the colours, they go so well together....xxxx

Micky French said...

Love this card. It's stunning and I would be proud to own it. I must get that embossing folder it is so lovely.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Marion said...

Sue this card is gorgeous ,love the dress and its in my favourite colour too.who wouldn't love to receive a card like that.
Marion H

barbiepinkfairy said...

A real stunner in beautiful colours!, pouring down at present luckily took the mini crafter and friend to pleasure beach yesterday weather was kind and they had a ball! The joys of being 7 she's still sleeping it off!,

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love the embossing. love Jean Z xx

nattyboots said...

Wow Sue your card is just stunning !
very chic , gorgeous and beautiful
Take Care
Elaine H X

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, loving the paper pieced dress and the embossing folder too.
Donna Jones

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, my fave colour and love the dress

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This is a stunner! Great card for the weddings and especially prom cards we all have to make! The tip about spritzing the card is a really good one - I did this with your honeycomb folder on the last card I made and it really made the embossing "ping" - I couldn't believe the difference.
Lindsay glad to hear foals are doing well but sorry to hear about the stallion, hope things improve for him soon. Lynne I can just see hubby and fur Babies on BGT in a couple of years! Sandra pleased Milo is on the mend. Can you tell I'm a real softy when it comes to animals!! Norah, Steph ,Myra,Pam sending hug. Love to everyone else - Alisonxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue lovely card the dress is beautiful. The Celtic flower embossing folder is great too. Would love to win this card, good luck to all. Hugs to all who need one today. Sophy n Gran

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I love the embossed background, the die cut mats and the paper pieced dress. This is such a great way to use up all your left over bits of DP. I would love love love to win this card. Fingers crossed. Thanks for sharing.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunner, love the lilac and white, one of the best combination of colours. Not a big fan of the dress stamps but it looks lovely on this card.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

A stunning elegant card.

Diana

June Horrocks said...

What a stunner sue it's beautiful my beautiful granddaughter Annabelle has her prom soon this card would be great for her hope I'm lucky you never know !!!! Thank you sue love to all June xxxxx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
Divine by name, divine by nature. This is so gorgeous. I'll have to get this stamp!
Hope you are well and having a good time xx

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, Love the card today, so pretty, the embossing folder is great and the spritzing tip ( thank you ). Love the patterned ball gown, teamed with the lilac, stunning. Good luck to every one and sincerely hope your having a great time with your Mum. Linda .

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

A stunning card today - thank you for sharing this. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

Jayne S said...

A really stunning card! Thanks for sharing .

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

What a pretty card - love that die. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is gorgeous, so pretty and feminine and the embossing has come out great. The spritzing is a really good tip. There's going to be a really happy winner of this card. Enjoy your day, best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue very pretty girly card today
Denise X

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue, you've only gone and done it again! What a lovely card. Really like the embossing folder (will have to get one). Good luck with the competition everyone. Zena

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful card always love lilac with white, and that dress is divide. Thank you for the tip on spritzing card when using this embossing folder, these little tips are invaluable, thank you.
Didn't manage to blog yesterday (staying at daughters looking after grandchildren) though I did watch the video with my seven year granddaughter looking over my shoulder her comment was "wow that's lovely, and the lady is very clever" Couldn't have put it better myself!!!!
Hope all is well with you, love Brenda xxx

Sending everyone love and crafty hugs, thinking about you all, trying to keep up with comments but with three little people around it's a bit difficult, take care LOL

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WOW CARDS ARE REALLY LOOKING GOOD THESE DAYS. CANT WAIT TO TUNE IN TO YOUR WEBSITE SEE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN UP TO. FAB. ITS THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL THAT MAKES THIS CARD. BRILL JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE XXX HUG

Hazel said...

Oh WOW!!! Sue this is stunningly gorgeous. Love everything about it. Hazel xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Todays card reminds me off a Spanish dancer dress and off the one time that i became a beauty queen(the judges badly needed their eyes tested that night). I love the hint of lilac that you have put behind the white and the lovely patterned paper you have used to make the dress. The divine eloquence die is such a beautiful die, but i haven't got it. Another lot of extremely beautiful dies came out about the same time that we found we had to buy, I don't know if you know the designer Sue but she was called Sue Wilson. Hope you are having a lovely time with your mum and family across in Florida, flower.
Are they heck as like Mrs B, the clouds of rain are resting on them just before it decides to come down on us from a great height. And yesterday it came to be such a beautiful day, but that's because i thought i would get the washing out today, wasn't it? So it will just need to be a crafting day as there is nothing else for it because my table is just about back to empty. WHOOPPEEE.
WELL DONE Pam L and your fantastic team for getting silver at Chelsea. The hard work and dedication that you put in has shown and shone through to a win. Myra P, please flower don't every feel sorry for things like everything going wrong one after another in your kitchen. Yes some of us have a lot of pain things going on, but someone else's troubles takes our minds off our own if that makes any sense. I'm sorry that your kitchen appliances have decided to down power on mass at yours, threaten them with the recycling plant and see if they decide to behave again.
Sandra, how is wee Milo getting on since his visit to the vet? I hope that they have been able to do something for him to make him feel a bit better. The wee bisom Bella, tell her she has to play nicely with Milo or get a smacked doek.
Lindsay, how did the poor stallion get wire wrapped around his leg?You do realise he will be showing off his sore leg to every sympathizer he can find. I hope that it wasn't too deep into his leg. Got this image of a full grown horse with its head down looking at his sore foot as if to say "see mum, i got a sore foot". I hope he is better after the antibiotics kick in to rid the infection.
To Jess, TOB and Joanna who has gone rounds with Mike Tyson and i hope won i hope you are all on the road to health again soon. Its not funny being ill and with your energy having done a runner on you, so i hope that it returns again soon. Gail i send you a hug for your brother and for you. I hope that he is more comfortable now, with his medication sorted out. My thoughts and wee prayers are with you both.
Welcome Joleen to joining the Wilsonettes and Sue's fantastic blog.
Well my daughter went for an interview yesterday at the prison next door for a staff nurse post they were advertising, but after ignoring her fiance, dad and me she has thankfully seen that she doesn't have the steel backbone that you need to work in there with the prisoners. The minute any of them said boo to her, she would be in fits of tears. Oh the wonder of common sense has finally prevailed to the point she would rather just stay working on the bank, than work in next door. Oh boy, am i glad as Teeny can burst into tears at the wrong word said to her, never mind anything worse. She has just come off nightshift, so see another reason to craft,it's quiet, well that's my excuse and i am sticking to it.
I hope that you all have a lovely day and even if the sun isn't out where you are, i hope that it is in your heart. Special hugs to our more delicate and fragile friends at the moment that could be doing with a cuddle. Take care until tomorrow and hopefully i will see you then.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card. Paper piecing is such a great technique.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Veronique L

julie laz said...

Hi sue, I 'm wrighting this for my wife, Julie,
She hasn't put a comment for a few days, as she can not see,
I no she loves your blog,
As she shows me everyday without fail,

Your card today is beautiful, I'm a man and even I like it,
I'm saving your cards for here to see when she's better, can I just say thank you to you, as she was not coping with her illness, and then she found you,
Anyway she's telling me to say crafty hugs to you and everyone xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, I 'm wrighting this for my wife, Julie,
She hasn't put a comment for a few days, as she can not see,
I no she loves your blog,
As she shows me everyday without fail,

Your card today is beautiful, I'm a man and even I like it,
I'm saving your cards for here to see when she's better, can I just say thank you to you, as she was not coping with her illness, and then she found you,
Anyway she's telling me to say crafty hugs to you and everyone xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue & all crafters,
Beautiful card!
Susan McG xx

SHARICA said...

Morning Sue .. This card today is absolutely AMAZING, Stunning, Wonderful .. mega Love It .. XX

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Take care. Claire

sandie chick said...

Beautiful card as always

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Divine, indeed. A gorgeous, girlie stamp and the lilac and white colour combo is so feminine. Love the celtic flower embossing folder, because I have a thing for celtic designs and knotwork patterns. Spritzing the card for embossing is a handy tip.

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, I'm away in our caravan this week, but thank goodness was able to bring my iPad along so I can see your lovely cards everyday! Really love this card and the colours, thank you for sharing love Janet k x

Bethani Jayne said...

Beautiful card. Sorry I haven't been commenting for a while been quite busy as after my husband came out of hospital last week. I have been poorly ( think I'm just run down). I am storing all these ideas up for when I feel up to a crafty day..
Donna

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Cor - this is one dress to wear with pride and a very good figure! Thanks for the tip re the wetting of paper when embossing a detailed design. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. I love today's card and wouldn't say no to the dress either. Xx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Love the elements that make up this card.

Love the whole composition of this card. X

weefortune said...

GM Sue,

What a stunner, beautiful card really love this one.

Have a great Day, Hugs to all Elainex

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love everything about it, the embossing, the dies, the colours, just beautiful
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue would love to win this card, so stunning

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Love the dress.

utilitygirl said...

Wow, lovely card Sue. Very pretty colours. Love this stamp, it is one that I have and it stamps beautifully

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Absolutely stunning really beautiful love everything about it and thank you for the tip about spraying the card before embossing with this particular die, most useful.
Thinking of you Tina during this difficult week.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Anonymous said...

A really beautiful card Sue, I love it.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, wow a stunning card. Beautiful dies and a gorgeous stamp you have used. Very feminine and elegant. I love it.

Julie Kay said...

Absolutely beautiful, one of my favourite colours. Crafty Regards Julie xx

Julie Kay said...

Absolutely beautiful, one of my favourite colours. Crafty Regards Julie xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Would love to win this and study all the details close up:) Just watching Creative Expressions on C & C :D

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - I am wondering if you ever have an off day and I think the answer is a definite no as todays card is another stunner. Your are so clever and your tips are all so helpful - thank you.
Another damp day here in Bristol with what I call wet drizzle - still my pooch wanted his walk and wanted to get as wet as possible walking in the grass.
I'm off shopping and taking a friend who has been off work since a skiing accident so between us me with an ear infection and her we make a great pair - have a good day everyone and hugs to all who need them.
Helen xx

Lacelady said...

Ooooh, I don't know about divine elegance, this is a divine card, and I'd love to win it!

Best day this year outside today, I wish we had this weather all year round, with a little light rain overnight sometimes!

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Absolutely beautiful, I would be thrilled to have this displayed on my mantelpiece:-)

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a devinely elegant card...I love the colour and the way you have done the dress stamp. Would love to win it...I have everything crossed...which is very uncomfortable! Lol!

Love Sheila xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card any one would be pleased to receive it. I have similar dress stamps that I have had for ages is will definitely be having a go a this one. Thank you for giving us the inspiration to check what stash we have and begin to use it.
Hugo to all who need them, it is so comforting to know that friends on the blog care about each other even though we may never meet. Take are everyone, Jess x

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Lovely card sue sorry have been around for few days , my family has grown.we have feral cats here and I have been on at a certain shelter to collect them,and get them done.as there was 5, I really dont believe they should reproduce its not fair,so I thought I would do the sensible thing by ringing them after numerous calls still waiting for them to get bk in touch im ringing daily, well over time one of the cat with coaxing has become really friendly and another is getting there, my view was if they can trust me then I can take them to the vets to get them done, as no one else is interested,well while doing my garden,i heard a noise under some taulpaline low and behold the cat that has become very friendly had kittens three in fact. So I have brought them all in the house in a dog crate, mum is very happy and doing really really well with her kits,i have brought them in so I can tame the feral kits and get them rehomed.im disgusted that the charities I used to contribute to are not interested. I say used to as I would rather give my money else where now. Im ringing our vets today to see if they can lend me a humane catcher so I can get the rest of them done.before my family grows, I dont mind them here im happy to care for them but to get 8 done will be exspensive, I cant just ignore these poor things. Im hoping our vets will do me a payment plan so I can get them done Sorry for the rant but I had to air it somewhere lol will keep you all updated on the kits and mum who is adorable. So take care for now hugs to all
Lorraine x

Kate's Cards said...

Sue, you have truly surpassed yourself with this card. It is absolutely stunning! xxxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card I to have just starting making a card with a dress on today great minds think alike .. well mines not to great lol .. hugs sarah xx

Alison Hayman said...

I love it!! Thanks again.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card today
and this lilac is gorgeous have used it on last four cards I have made loving
it.
Nancyd xx

Emily said...

Gorgeous card! Love the layers

SusanP, Kent said...

This is beautiful. I have the Celtic Flower folder and am expecting delivery of your Classic Rose die set today. Can't wait to get creating these fab roses now that I've watched your video tutorial 'Days of Wine and Roses'.

ellyscard creatief said...

Very elegant card.
gr Elly

Jan Ltc said...

Wonderful card Sue xx Jan

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Beautiful card. Love the colours and the stamp is lovely - wish I had a dress like that :-) Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolutely stunning card here again today Sue. I love it.

Jacquie said...

This is gorgeous Sue, love the design, the colours and that embossing folder is so beautiful.

Love & Hugs

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

Hilda said...

I have just bought that die set and I love it too! Beautiful card, as always Sue xx

Anne Taylor said...

Lovely exquisite card love the colours x

CraftyJo said...

Stunning card Sue

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love love love this card, would soooo like to win it, here's hoping.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

nannapat said...

Love the embossed background design and as I have the dress stamp I could have a go at doing something similar. Pat x

Mary Blight said...

WOW, what a stunning card! I would love to win this! I think all your cards are elegant but this one REALLY IS! From, Mary Blight

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Stunning Card Sue!

I just love everything about this card, love the background, love the colour theme, love the stamped image and love the embellishments. I could go on, but this message could end up very, very long, lol.

I would absolutely love to win this card.

Hope you are keeping well.

Happy Crafting!!! :) XX

dreamer said...

This reminds me of the 1930 , Ginger Rodgers can wear this dress anytime, what a elegant card------thank you sue
Regards Wendy

Muriel Kelly said...

Elegant and beautiful card. The colours are gorgeous and love the embossed background.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love, love, love this card it really sings to me. Simply stunning use of stamp and paper. This stamp if now top of my wish list.

Beverley W

Virginia Davey said...

I like the embossing folder you have used. really pretty.

hotpotato said...

Stunning card Sue.

jane stillman said...

Absolutely fabulous card, loving the embossing, gorgeous die and dress. The flowers finish it off perfectly xx

Jill Liddle said...

Beautiful colours on the card today.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, beautiful dies, beautiful stamp, beautiful flowers .....need I say more?
Frances

Joanna Dickson said...

Good Morning Sue from a nasty wet Blackpool.
Wowzers, I love love love this. I'm really drawn to lilac at the moment and this has hit my button. It's totally gorgeous. I don't have that embossing folder at the moment but do have illusion which I think could work perfectly well. Lol. I Don't have the stamp either but have an older dress stamp. Actually think it was the first stamp I bought. I'm currently trying to up my collection of stamps as I don't own many. In fact most of my stamps are actually sentiments.
Can I please say a massive thank you to Norah for her kind wishes. Living with a life long illness can be a nightmare sometimes but I try to make the best of it and smile. But and there is a but when you get something on top of it it completely knocks you for six. I'm still very tired but don't want to complain. But thanks again it means a lot.
Well enough for today. Off to Docs in a min. Lots of crafty love, Jo xx

Alice G said...


Another beautiful card today Sue, so pretty. Someone will be very lucky to win this card.

Hugs Alice x

Myra from Florida said...

This is so wonderful. It needs a home in the states, though! Please pick me.

XxJULESxX said...

Wow Sue stunning card!!

Anonymous said...

A stylish card Sue.
Adstar

Edwina Scotney said...

Hi Sue, what a stunner, keeping my fingers crossed, it would look lovely on my mantlepiece, Edwina

Leanne said...

lovely card

ladyweir said...

Wow this is an absolutely stunning card I love it

ladyweir said...

Wow this is an absolutely stunning card I love it

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Julie Laz , lol and hugs to you fromTilly, Cully and myself hoping you feel better soon x x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Such a beautiful card today !! I really love it. I love everything, the background embossing folder, the divine eloquence dies, the dress stamp and of course your beautiful Roses dies. Great colour combo to. This card looks so classy and elegant, it really is a lovely card. I would love the chance to win this one. I am sorry Sue but was unable to comment yesterday. I saw your two cards though and managed to watch your fab video !! The cards were beautiful Sue !! My favourite card was the card you made in your video using the Umbria die. I think it is gorgeous !! Another die for my wish list !! I loved the coffee cup card to, another lovely card.
Thank you for sharing another great card today with us Sue. Sending you and your family lots of love and hugs, Tres x x x

Hubby decided to put up the new blind we had bought for our kitchen window on Monday, he drilled a hole in the wall and went straight through the mains water pipe !! The force of the water was so great that the entire kichen was flooded in about one minute flat !! I went into the kitchen when I heard him shout and he turned to face me and he was absolutely soaked through from head to toe !! Water was even dripping off his glasses !! He quickly turned off our water supply, got changed and had to go out to buy an emergency pipe fixing kit !! Every time he does a DIY job in our house it costs us twice as much money as it should !! I was going to tell him off but I couldn't because I was laughing at him so much !!

To all the Wilsonettes, I hope you have a great day everyone, love Tres x x x

Delilah64 said...

Thanks for the tip about spritzing the card with water before embossing. I tried embossing with the same folder last weekend and the card cracked in so many places. I had a little bit of a panic, as I thought that I wouldn't be able to use the folder again.

Phew! What a relief :-)

Nic xx

Wendy Perkins said...

Hi Sue and fellow crafters,
Hope your having a craftyliscious day. I guess we would all love to win this gorgeous card. Sue this is beautiful and my favourite of all your lovely cards to dat I think

Best wishes

Wendy

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hello to all my kind and tolerant crafting friends!
Today's card I'd really lovely Sue. It's so very elegant and as has already been said would be appropriate for girls/ ladies of any age. Love the colours you have used and the paper piecing is just beautiful.
I just want to say thank you for being so nice to Pam, Mrs B, Lynne, Sandra , Norah anyone I have inadvertently missed!
Norah - so pleased you can see your table! Pleased too about your daughter. Not an easy job for a sensitive soul. x
Alison - I too thought of BGT for Lynne's husband and doggies.
Brenda I hope you have a lovely time with your grandchildren.
Julie Laz - Julie's husband! So sorry Julie is having such a bad time. Please give her my love and best wishes. Do hope things improve very soon. How kind of you to post for Julie.
Lorraine - wow - lot of cats! You clearly have lots of patience. How frustrating for you not to mention costly.
Janet - couldn't agree more about the sorting! I come home from Craft with Kids on Mondays and I'm so whacked the last thing I want to do is put everything away! Got two Mondays off though! School holidays - Monday was a good day to choose! Lol.
Theresa - pleased you on the mend.
Love to everyone, from a somewhat calmer Myra! X

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Tres- good to hear from you! How funny your poor husband! Poor you! You shouldn't have laughed at him though - just kidding - I'd have done the same! x
Love Myra

rachel said...

hello sue. this card really is beautiful sue. the embissing is so deep and gorgeous - beautiful folder. and that dress is fab. love it xx

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue. Well now what to say about this card, stunning,elegant,beautiful,fabulus striking,gorgeous,stupendous,cracking,devine.
I would love to own it,please please please...Yvonne xxx

Lynda McKittrick said...

What a beautiful card! I would love to win this card - who wouldn't. I love this blog because of all the beautiful creation that you post. I look forward to being inspired by your cards.

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
ABSOLUTLEY STUNNING AND CLASSY
Love everything about this card,
Hope everyone is ok on this blinkin cold,wet,windy miserable day. Good job we have sue,s cards
to cheer us up thank you Sue.from
Christine C and Ella

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
On such a dull wet day what a joy to see this weeks give away card. I'm finding mauve, lilac and purple are becoming quite a favourite with me. Thanks for the tip about spraying water on card before embossing. Crafty hugs to all of those in need.
Vanessa x

Vie Carter said...

Oh I love this card, the colours are so lovely and elegant

would love to win this

Vie
x

Disco Queen said...

Super card Sue! I love paper piecing. Theresa x

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card!! Really like the design.
Sheila

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Absolutely stunning.

hazel young said...

Breath taking card Sue its gorgeous xx hazel

Susi Mortimer said...

Oh Sue, another beautiful card. I love lilac and white,I always think it looks divine. Have a nice day. Susi x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, so elegant and that stamp is gorgeous.

Lorraine good luck with all the cats and kittens, I really admire you for what you are doing, not many people would!!!!

samantha wade said...

hi, lots to love today, embossing folder, yum,
die, i have my eyes on.
lovely flowers.great colour.
xx

Blue Rose said...

Sue,
All I can say is WOW! Amazing card. I really would love to win this card for my niece, she loves fashion, and purples.

Maria Alder said...

Absolutely stunning card! It makes me happy to see every day what card you are showing us,different colours and technique so many idea's.Thank you Sue!

Annie Pennington said...

Wow, this is a delightful card. Would make a lovely wedding card if the dress was white:)

SandytheRed Lewis said...

Oh my! Sue this is such a beautiful card, I particularly love the embossing folder, such detail; I'll have to get that. All in all it is a breathtaking design... Wonderful!
Hugs Sue xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card for the giveaway! The colours are beautiful and I love how the flowers match the dress. It would be an honour to win such a wonderful card!
I got my first Sue Wilson die this morning in the post, the the Seville from the Spanish collection, and I can't wait to play with it. xx

Carol S. said...

Love the paper piecing Sue. Beautiful card and love the image and flowers. Hugs, Carol S.xx

granny p said...

One word to say about this card WOW.
Really brightened my day after comming in from work.

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
WOW you have done it again. So much detail, I think the paper piercing is fantastic. Love the whole concept, very elegant and sophisticsted.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Lynn Hardy said...

What a gorgeous card! The Devine Eloquence die set is on my wish list now!

Jane said...

Beautiful love today's card.

Jane xx

karenlotty said...

This is truly a stunning card and is now my new favourite Love it all, the die, the paper piecing, the flower and especially the colour

Pauline A said...

Glad to be back on your blog and loving to-days; card especially the background. Hugs Pauline A xx

Anonymous said...

Julie Laz - just read the note from your lovely husband - sorry you're having such a tough time and do hope your eye problem gets fixed soon. Hugs!
Sandra - pleased it's nothing too serious with Milo - oh, these babies!
Lorraine - I've got all the equipment you need - but not near you. Ask vet if they know a private person (they often do) who has traps and can help,and try Cats Protection or Cat Action Trust HQ's for help with funding.
Good on you - get problem sorted before it is HUGE.

'P' in Wales

Olive Ann Jones said...

love your card once again, lilac is my favourite colour. Sue I don't understand about paper piecing is there a chance you could do a tutorial please. xx

Theresa Pace said...

that embossing folder is rather lush. that colour combo works so well. delicate. i love that die too and find it quite useful to make corners with xx

Meg said...

I do like the card Sue but have never been a fan of clothes on cards so I'd use a floral design.

Margaret O
xx

Pearl said...

Evening Sue, love the card today, the colours, design and shapes are fab!

Craftihapiness to you all, love from Pearl

Anonymous said...

Wow! As usual you've inspired me. As soon as I can retrieve my stash from the attic, I'll practice some more! Many thanks, Sue.
Neene x

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