Saturday, 31 May 2014

Welcome Sweet Spring

Hi bloggers!  Today's card is a bright cheerful one, let's hope the weather matches it  for everyone!  Once again, I am showing the Stitched Flowers from Justrite.  I really liked their whimsical quality.  I stamped each of the flowers on coconut white card and coloured them with Distress markers (Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers and Spiced Marmalade) and used a white pencil for highlights then cut them out by hand.  The flowers are actually mounted on a piece of white card that has been cut on the diagonal and raised for dimension on to another piece of white card.  I stamped the tag from the set with a black Archival ink pad, added the sentiment and cut it out with the matching tag die.  I mounted it in the upper corner with foam.  I stamped the butterfly from the set and coloured it with coordinating markers and cut it out by hand as well.  Using a fine tipped black marker, I drew a scribbly frame around the top half of the card.  I added some small pearls to the corners and the tag and a thin black mat before finishing with a double white mat with a pierced inner layer.  The finished dimensions are 8" x 9" in size.  Just makes you smile, doesn't it! LOL

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card giveaway is:

Patricia Howarth!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize. All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Simply gorgeous, love it.
Congrats Patricia, you have finally achieved your dream, lucky you
Julie Laz, hope you are feeling better, Mr Laz sounds like a dream.
Gail, my heart goes out to you and your Mum and brother, thinking of you all.
Steph, ask away hun, why not, will be thinking of you on the 3rd.
Jackie, hope your daughters birthday was good and a job too, well done.
Love and hugs to all whether poorly, sad or just in need.

TDQ Karen said...

Love the stitched flowers so this is a winner with me. Very cheery card. Congratulations Patricia on your win xx

Alice G said...

Bright and colourful., just adorable. Hugs Alice x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card today - that scribbly frame is really effective. Whilst I do like the round flower used here I'm not so keen on the daffodil stamp for some reason. Big congrats to Patricia. Well the sun is out here this morning - had nearly forgotten what it looks like - and it should be staying for the weekend - so better get gardening before the rain returns next week - Happy sunny weekend all
Clare W

Eemeli said...

Simply gorgeous. Love the cas look and this definitely has a lovely springy
feel. Congrats Patricia on your win!


kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely bright and beautiful card. Congrats to Patricia. Have a good weekend all Kitty.

Nadine in Spain said...

A bright and cheery card, Sue. I like the whimsical look of these stiched flowers. They're so pretty!


Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue Wow whata lovely cheery card you are right it dose make you smile. I do live the colours you gave used. It makes you think summers on its way xx

Debs A xx

Marion Bull said...

Very pretty card and love the scribbled lines. Happy, sunny weekend everyone.
Marion B xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card really want the stitched flowers stamps.

Clai01 said...

Certainly does make you smile, it's a gorgeous card, love how the finished flowers look, love everything about it. x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a cheerful card that has brightened up a very dull day here. The scribbled border is a great idea and makes the top of the card stand out. The colours you've used a very pretty.
Congratulations Patricia!
Hugs x
Heather T

Muriel Kelly said...

What a beautiful bright card. Even though winter starts here tomorrow it is still warm and sunny today and the card suits it perfectly

Muriel xx

carol edwards said...

Pretty card Sue and I like the scribbled border very much, it just makes everything stand out. Congratulations to Patricia, and enjoy the weekend everybody x

Anonymous said...

A bright and cheery card for a bright and cheery day here - hello sun!
Have a great weekend, Sue, and everyone.
Well done Patricia!

'P' in Wales

Vick said...

And a Good Morning to Sue and all the Wilsonettes, well done to Patricia, enjoy your card hunni!! Well today's card is probably the first time EVER!!! that i can honestly say i don't like it, LOL i know you will be flabbergasted that there is actually a card of yours Sue that i don't like cause you know i love them all, but this is so not my colours, or my idea of lovely stamps, for some reason i have never liked these open (and what i call) 'contemporary' type blooms so this isn't my kinda thing but i will say its ok'ish just because it came from the mind of Sue Wilson, lol, hugs sweetie, you know i luv's ya xxx Hugs and have a lovely Saturday, Vick xxx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Anonymous said...

Just love this bright, fresh look. Such zingy colours, just the job for this grey morning! Love to all, Judy M

PharmacyMichele said...

A beautiful cheery card on a lovely sunny day here in Southport. I'm off to the Great British craft festival today-no doubt find a few items I just can't resist buying! Well done to Patricia.


Anne Crawford said...

Love the brightness and cheerfulness of this card and the scribble lines do make it pop! Also just love the clean lines of it, really modern!
Well I'm off for a days golf at Strathpeffer, I've been told I need a short leg and a long leg as it is so hilly , I don't know if the old legs will manage it but I'll give it a go?
Have a good weekend and hugs to all xo

Fi said...

I love this card, Sue. The colours are beautiful and yes, they do make you smile.


Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue. This is a lovely clean, bright, simple card. The stitched flowers are lovely and the scribble frame lifts the sentiment which just finishes it off. Congrats to patricia. Hope all your family are well and have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Jan.moogie said...

Cheerful pretty and elegant card today Sue. love it x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the bright vibrant colours it is just right to cheer someone up. Congratulations to Patricia you are a lucky lady. My daughter had a brilliant birthday yesterday and the weather stayed good. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!

Really cheerful card this morning. Just what we need to chase away all the rain and grey clouds. Its like the "how do you like your eggs in the morning" song in New York. Very Jolly!! and Happy!!
Its worked because the sun is out here, and I am not going to the gym. I have just made a lovely pot of tea and am sitting in the garden, being entertained by my lovely black cat Merlin, who is salivating, watching all the little birds and the Magpies having breakfast!!
Sue another great start to the day for many of us, so thank you for sharing.
Hugs to Pam , Steph, Norah, Julie Laz, Lindsey, Tres, Sandra, enjoy your golf Ann.
Have wonderful day everyone.
Cameeli xxx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

OOPS!! forgot to congratulate Patricia, enjoy!!
Cameeli xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love the CAS style today, and it is so bright and fresh,. It would make a great Get Well card too as it can't fail to cheer you up and make you smile : )
Patricia Howarth, You have got a Sue Wilson card! I am so thrilled for you : ))
Pam, I hope you are doing ok, my hugs to you : )
And a hug for all in need.
Sandra, yes, you can't beat touching and feeling the papers etc. We are desperate for a really good craft shop around here aren't we!
Julie Laz, wising you a speedy recovery, what a great husband. That is what marriage is all about isn't it : )
Oh Norah, what a picture! Thank you so much for talking to us every day. I love to read your comments. Have a great time today, you will look lovely, AND you are lovely inside as well, don't forget: )
Have a good weekend, the sun is peeping out at the moment! Don't want to say any more than that : )
Take care.

Brooke b said...

Lovely card really bright and cheerful. Love these stamps.

Joan D said...

Bright and cheerful card to brighten the day,as it's dull and horrible here again..a different "Sue" card,but neat and tidy too. Have a great day xx

Lilian said...

Very pretty card today, would be lovely for a young persons get well I think. Best Wishes Lilian

Nanny Jo said...

Hi Sue.... I DO love the stitched flower stamps! They are top of my wish list! The colours make this card so cheery . Jo xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Whilst not a "traditional" Sue Wilson card I love the zingy colours on white.
Congrats to Patricia on your win. Denise H, I hope you enjoyed 1D as much as my daughter.
Have a great weekend all.
Sue xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely, cheery card to start the day with! These stamps are fabulous. Love the little button centres. So cute. I like the way you have framed the top part of the card with your scribbly lines. Genius! Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Patricia on winning a Sue Wilson original. You lucky lady!
Hugs to all.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely bright and cheery card to brighten up our day.

Congratulations Patricia.

Have a nice weekend everyone.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

jane gray said...

Morning sue. Such a lovely and fresh looking card today. Jx

Diane said...

Hi Sue well it's certainly a different card today Sue you weren't even tempted to put a bow on it! Lol. I like the bright colours it makes it really cheerful and it's good to see a different style. Have a great day with your mum. Love Diane G xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very different today. Lovely cheery card, those flowers are fun

Donna Golby said...

A lovely fresh card. Let's hope it encourages the weather to be brighter and warmer.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift is a big big 'less is more' gift.
I think that sometimes we tend to go a little OTT and spoil a beautiful idea. Today's gift just shows us when to stop and appreciate the beauty of simple things.
Yes it did make me smile and on a very dull last day of May I really needed it.
Someone said the other day that Summer is nearly here. Well the only thing I can say is it had better hurry up or it will miss the season!!
Off to do my usual Saturday shopping this morning and then the rest of the day is a rest day for me as my moveable limbs are not working to their usual degrees. Must get another tin of WD40 (other products are available) lol
Take care everyone and see you tomorrow.
Congratulations Patricia you lucky girl.
Janet x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Very 60/70s to me, flower power. Really like it.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Great card today. Love the simple design and the lovely bright flowers. Congrats to Patricia. Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

gwen70 said...

gorgeous colourful card today, goes with the lovely sunshine up here in the Northwest. Off to Bolton today

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely cheerful card that brightens the day and I'm sure that it would brighten up the recipient's day too. Love it. Like the scribbled lines at the top too. Congrats to Patricia - you lucky lady! Gail thinking of you, your mum and brother. Love to Julie and Mr Laz hope things are getting a little better Julie. Sending love and gentle hugs to all who need them. Have a great weekend everyone. Love Alison xxx

Gail said...

Morning all,
What a lovely bright cheery card, I love it! Thanks Pam, we will have more idea next week after he see a oncologist. Congrats Patricia.
Gail Cx

Craftysusan said...

Very pretty card Sue, I love the bright colours. Congratulations to Patricia on winning.

Brenda Hanlon said...

Congratulations Patricia. Really sweet looking card Sue, love the colours.

karenlotty said...

This is definitely a My Kinda Card, clean and simple However I agree with Clare W I'd have left the daffodil shape out Congrats to Patricia

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely happy card ,love the colors
Well done to Patricia enjoy your beautiful card !

Take Care
Elaine H X

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. I love this card. I really like this simple look. The colours are lovely. Its just so clean and fresh. I have this set, so guess what I'll be doing today. Lol!! Have a lovely day. Hugs Heather.x congratulations Patricia

Victoria said...

A very sunshiney card indeed, but not one of my favourites I have to admit!! Sorry Sue!

Marion said...

Hi Sue I must be the only one that this card dosnt do it for sorry but then it would be a boring world if we were all the same.
Marion H

Lacelady said...

Lovely cheerful card today Sue, and great for posting with the beautiful (but flat) flowers, LOL.

Congrats to Patricia, she will love her card, I'm sure.

Maggie said...

Good morning. Oh what a beautiful card. So clean and deceptively simple and yet as dramatic as any you make. Just perfect. Love the flowers, love the scribble and love the fresh colours. Thank you for this breath of spring. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
A bright and cheery card today, with the gorgeous Stitched Flowers, and scribbly frame!
Congratulations to Patricia!!
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy weekend. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely and bright summery card. Brightens another dull grey day here in the UK. Don't know where summer has gone into hiding. Congrats to Patricia. Bx

GeeBee88 said...

Morning Sue and all! What a lovely bright and fresh card today. Now just need a bit of sunshine to add some brightness to the day. Gx

Anonymous said...

I think this card is great especially the scribbled border, simple but an effective eye catcher. Thanks Sue. Mabex

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a fresh and clean looking card which would brighten up anyone's day - love the bright colours. Have a great day. Best wishes

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, another pretty card, I love the dimension you've got by cutting it on the diagonal and the scribble frame looks great.x

ang said...

Lovely cheery card angxx

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, this is such a cheerful card. Will brighten any day.
X Ros

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A lovely bright and happy card, reminds me of the 60's for some reason. Love the scribble boarder, it highlights the top of the card. The sun is out today, but you can bet as soon as I put my washing out it will go away. I hope you and everyone have a happy weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jane said...

Very crisp and clean liking it.

Jane xx

Annie said...

GM Sue, fabulous card, love the stitched flowers and the scribble frame is great! Colourful and spring-like, very pretty.
Congrats Patricia!!!
Hugs Annie

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Wow, beautiful! Can't believe I used these stamps last night to make a Bright & Cheerful themed card for my card swap group! I based it on your previous card you made using these stamps with the out of the box technique! Congratulations to the winner of your card. Love Jean xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
You're right,it's a bright, cheerful card today and the scribbled border is just the right finishing touch. I hope you, mum and all the ladies are well xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Bright and cheerful just like today's weather!
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love the design and classic line of this card, but sorry I just don't like these stamps.
Congratulations to Patricia, enjoy your card.

Alison Couchman said...

So cheery and fresh. I've tried hand-drawn borders and can never get them to look good like this one. Congrats to Patricia.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love love the card is beautiful I'm of to the big craft show in Bolton phil is there so I hope he has some of your goodies this trip is a birthday gift from my daughter love to all congrats to Patricia xxxxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today's card, so bright and cheerful, the sun has finally appeared here yesterday and today is looking good. Well done Patricia, Wednesdays card is stunning, you lucky lady!
Off to a scrapbook crop today, take care everyone, Jess x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Well i really like todays bright and cheerful looking card. I always think these flowers look cheeky and remind me of the colours in Livingstone daisies which i love their wee faces that come out when the sun is shining. I lovely card to cheer some who is down or poorly up with. I am looking at your wiggly straight lines and thinking that i still couldn't get them as straight as that even when they are suppose to be wiggly. Mines would go off at a southern tangent and forget the road back up again.
Well done Patricia, on winning this weeks beautiful Wednesday card. I hope you have the pride of place cleared for its arrival to be worshiped and gazed upon at regular intervals. PharmacyMichelle, enjoy the GBCF today flower and remember if it goes in the wardrobe or drawers, you've had it for months.
Cameeli, you are sounding really happy this morning, so glad. Enjoy your wee bit time the now and then are you off to the allotment again?
Mrs B, me and lovely have never knowingly been matched in the same sentence and i think it will fail again today, but i will enjoy the time as i will be in one room and hubby will be in another, so any wise cracks that he gives out i will miss. I tried on his hi viz jacket but looked like a flashing traffic cone. Crikey, so glad i tried it on while in the house as i might have been stuck in the middle of the road as a large bollard.
Janet(Ecco), i would swap you limbs flower but i think you would send them back for a refund as you would definitely think you had been given duff ones, but enjoy this afternoon at least.
Mr Laz, i hope that your beloved Julie is getting better day by day. We are all here waiting on her coming back as we miss every member of our fantastic family of Wilsonettes.I think i need you to give my hubby some tips on how to be nice. Please tell her we are all thinking of her and wishing her a speedy recovery back to being able to see again.
Myra P, if the trousers burst upon impact when bending, me thinks the gentleman was wearing too small a size anyway so would need to get a correct size pair that would encompass his nether regions on any manouver required. I wonder when his workmates will let him live it down?
Glad to see Joanna that you might be feeling a bit better that you could go to the workshop, i hope that you enjoyed it flower. Oh how lovely the sky is today. It is beautiful and blue with the odd wispy cloud and the hills showing their yellow gorse and heathers off a treat. Oh how i wish i could still climb them and look down upon the sights from up high. It is honestly like nothing else being up the top of Dumyat looking across to Falkirk, Stirling and down to Dollar. On a good day like today you can see for miles and the views are stunning. Right have bored you long enough with my diversions into my past loves, hope to see you all tomorrow. With hugs and wee prayers going to Tina, Gail and her brother, and our other special Wilsonettes that are in need of gentle hugs and a set of ears to listen, take care,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Carole Z said...

Hi Sie, such a pretty, colourful card today..yes a real winner! Have a good weekend, hugs Carole Z X

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a cheerful card as it's a dull morning here in Nth Wales, so it was lovely tose the bright cheery flowers and the lovely butterfly.
Congratulations Patricia.

Love Sheila xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely cheerful card to brighten up the rainy days we are having.

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card sue ....have a nice weekend ..and happy crafting ....x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card as always, not something I would make as I love your very fancy girly card .love Jean Z xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
A lovely bright card on this overcast day. Like Lydia, not a fan of the stamps but the colours and the format are super.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Morning Wilsonettes. Oh Sue, its beautiful. So fresh and bright, you have bought the sun to Bolton at last ! Those really lucky ladies spending the day here, dress down, its really HOT (at the mo) have a wonderful time, I live just down the road from where the craft show is, id have loved to have gone - hohum, maybe next year. I used your feux flowers on a diagional like this last week, I was hoping to do a similar inlaid flower like you did week before, but I couldnt think how to do it using your faux quilled flower set, Im sure you could make it work Sue, but Im not clever enough to work it out ! A good reason to get the proper die you used to get the desired outcome : )
The flower stamp just pops off the fresh white background. I adore it.

Congrats to Patricia Im so thrilled you have had your wish. Enjoy xx

Training day for 'Madam Cassie' so providing I stay in the sun I should be ok otherwise Im in the car watching and miss out on tips for 'good manners' !!!
Oh well, time to send lkve to you all and thank Sue for the sun. To all that have not woken feeling well, or that are sad and worried I give you my love and friendly comforting hugs.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card love the colours xx hazel

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. This card certainly does make me smile - it´s so very pretty. I love the scribbling effect.
Enjoy your weekend.
Congratulations to Patricia.
Love Val in Spain x

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
I'm sorry to say that like Vicks and Marion this card doesn't do it for me. I prefer the pretty flowers - but there we go it must be the first time it's not for me.
Congratulations Patricia you are a lucky lady to win such a beautiful card.
I've put mine in a box frame to preserve and gaze upon and give me inspiration!!!!
Sheila x

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, lovely bright and cheery card today. Just matches the weather nicely. Kind regards Joanne K x

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, lovely bright and cheery card today. Just matches the weather nicely. Kind regards Joanne K x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful bright card
just like our morning here in Scotland
hope everyone has good weather over
the weekend.
Nancyd x

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue a bright and simple card from you today. Non fussy and modern.
I've seen this card showcased on one of your T.V appearances.
I like the vibrant colours and clean lines of this card but am not a fan of this particular stamp, sorry :-(

Congratulations Patricia on winning Wednesday's stunning card, enjoy : - )

Best Wishes everyone, hope you all have a good weekend,

Angela in S. Wales x x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, an unusal card but I love it! Congratulations to patricia.

Jackie Durrant said...

A lovely bright and cheery card Sue, just what we all need. congratulations Patricia! Love from Jackie D

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Great card today I love it so fresh looking like the stamps to ..hugs to all who need one .. sarah xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, love the colours and concept but still can't appreciate the flower stamps.
Donna Jones

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Such a bright and beautiful card for us today which will I am sure cheer everyone up especially those who are having poor weather.

At last Patricia many congratulations, you have what you have wished and longed for, a wonderful Sue creation something for you to treasure and enjoy!

Warm wishes and hugs to all who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely bright and colourful card, I like all your cards but especially like the really bright ones. Have a good weekend, I'm packing for my hols today. SueL x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love it for its simplicity. I too live down the road from craft event might just have to visit!,,

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love it for its simplicity. I too live down the road from craft event might just have to visit!,,

SHARICA said...

Morning everyone ... Love this card .. Love the flowers :)

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, I do like the flower stamps
Congratulations Patricia
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

TOB said...

I love this clean crisp bright card. Love the diagonal. Well to add insult to injury after my fall I got bitten by something nasty and now have an infection in my arm. Hope u don't mind if I have a rant, but after being disabled for 12 years and not being able to go out on my own for 11 years( will never be able to again )having to use medical equipment to keep the old body going, this past 6 months I've had so much illness on top of what I've got it gets me down a little. I am lucky to have a great husband and daughter and good friends so I hope you don't mind if I take the hugs on offer from you today.
Thanks. hugs Theresa x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is just beautiful Sue. I know there are some mixed opinions here about the Justrite flower stamps today but I for one really like them. They are modern, contemporary, bright and cheerful !! They are something a little bit different. I love this card Sue. I love the distress pens you have used to colour the flowers with. I keep saying to myself don't buy any as I have a load of pro markers that I have collected over the years, but I do so love my distress inks and the pens would compliment them perfectly !! Decisions, decisions !! I may just buy a couple to see if I like them. I love the look you have created with your squiggly border. Such a great idea !! I love this tag shape from Justrite to. This is the only die on my list at the moment that is not one of your dies Sue !! This is a really lovely, bright, sunshiny, cheerful card today. Like others have said, a fab card to send someone who is unwell.
Have a lovely day today Sue. Lots of love Tres x x x

Patricia, Congratulations on winning Wednesdays card !! What a beautiful card it is too !!

To all the Wilsonettes, have a lovely day today everyone.
Sending love and hugs to everyone who is hurting, upset or unwell. Lots of love to you all, from Tres x x x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi to all crafting friends.
I am so sorry Sue but I just don't really care for that stamp set! I can't help it. It's just not me . The card is as you say bright and cheery and I so admire your colouring - you would think flowers had been cut from printed paper. The white pencil is a great tip and has helped my colouring a lot.
Not saying much today - weather is lovely but I woke with a migraine and need to sleep it off if possible!
Love to Pam, Julie , Gail and all those going through tough times. xx
Congratulations to Patricia. Enjoy your lovely card.
Love Myra

Jacquie said...

Gorgeous Sue, love the simplicity of it and the wonderful colours.

Loved yesterdays card too, sorry did not get round to posts yesterday.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

nettie walker said...

Bright and cheerful card sue and no die cutting!!

Clarissa said...

Lovely card and the colours are gorgeous.
Clarissa. X

Marianna Hammer said...

So lovely and "clean" design. Love it :)

doreenj said...

Love the colours on this one,

Doreen x

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue &friends,
Wow a 'pop' 'pop' 'pop' of colour today, nice to have such a variety of cards, just to cater for all tastes, I just wouldn't be brave enough to draw the border, I would be afraid of messing it up! Those distress markers are brilliant, the have such strong colour pigment giving that fab pop of colour!
Theresa (TOB) I can totally sympathise with you as I too am 'housebound' unless someone takes me out and live a very similar life to you, so I am sending you the biggest of hugs as I know how miserable life can get, that's why this blog family is so important, take care xx
Myra I hope your migraine eases off soon and sleep is the answer, hugs x
Mr Laz hugs to you and Julie, I hope she is feeling brighter today.
My dear Cameeli, I will be round in ten minutes, save me some tea! Haha I could think of no better way to spend a Saturday morning!
Norah, I pictured you as a pink cheeked cherub with a shiny golden halo! Have a good time today x
Congratulations Patricia, you are now the owner of a wonderful piece of artwork x
Mrs B you are right and it's very frustrating, there is one in Wantage, but that's it, she doesn't stock very much of the lovely Creative Expressions goodies that Sue uses though .
Hugs to everyone today, huge big ones to those that need it x
Sandra xx

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

A very pretty card today, for which many thanks. Congratulations Patricia, I'm VERY jealous. Enjoy the rest of your day Sue.
Margaret A.

greendragon said...

The stitched flowers are one of my favourite stamp sets. Beautiful and bright card Sue. love it.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely sunny card today to match the weather here.
Congratulations Patricia, an ambition achieved!
Washing on the line before I came out but will forget about the ironing until this evening - this afternoon is for gardening.

Gail said...

Unfortunately not one for me this time xx I not a fan of whimsical so that is probably why but I can see the fab techniques and luv the doodle lines - not something that I dare do on cards cos I always feel that I have spoilt them xxGailTxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful, bright and cheerful and it does make you smile, but I'm useless at cutting out and as for doodle I don't think I'll be trying this one
Congratulations Patricia you must be over the moon
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue from a very overcast Shropshire, this card gives me the brightness I need on such a dull day, I love these flowers, it always amazes me as in clothes the plainer the better, am not to much of a heart and romance type person, but as I get older I love to make cards with all the flowers I can get my grubby mits on! So thanks for this one, I'm not sure I would be brave enough to do the squiggle line though but do love the abstract ness of it.
Tob you have a good rant that is what we are all here for to listen and be there for one another, as well as adoring Sue and her cards, and a good rant does wonders sometimes, Mr Laz I hope you are keeping busy and running round after your wonderful wife, and hope she is soon back in the sighted land. Norah you always tell us lovely stories, Cameeli try and have a good rest today, you have been so busy lately rushing around with everything. Myra hope the migraine goes after a good sleep. Steph I'm sure madam Cassie will be very well behaved for her class, Alison, Lynne, Tilly and Culley, Gail, Pam, Tres and every one else have a nice day today, hugs for those going through bad times or are unwell and for those who could just do with one xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card today. Very crisp. I love the way you have doodled a frame round the top and sides - it looks very effective. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous love the simplicity of it and the gorgeous bright colours. Just like the weather here in Motherwell today. Love it.

Janhass said...

Hi Sue love this card it made me smile. I love the stamps they are on my ever growing wish list. Take care everyone. Crafty hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I really love your bright and cheerful card today. I must say I do like this stamp set but then I like sewing too!
Hope you are having a great time in Florida and look forward to seeing you on our screens again soon.,
Love Lesley S

Karen Drew said...

Lovely cheery colours. Brightens up a bit of a dull day
Karen xx

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Susan White said...

Those lovely stitched flower stamps again - my favourite! Really like the way you have raised them off the card, and used the squiggly border to frame the sentiment. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

terrie said...

It may be colorful but perfect for a Spring card...
Well done Sue

Debra Denman said...

Good afternoon Sue.
Lovely bright card. Love these stamps. I am sure I have seen this card before. Nice to see it again
Debra x

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Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Great card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

Hi barbie. That's interesting that you also live so close to the show. I live in Farnworth, do you mind if I ask of your whereabouts please ?

Lancashire Steph xx

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, I love these flowers they always look so cheerful, it a beautiful Sunny day here to match, have a great day. Elaine x

hollyberry said...

A gorgeous cheery card today to bring sunshine to another dull day.

Anonymous said...

Hugs hugs and more hugs Theresa (TOB). Hoping each day is better for you. So many of our friends in need - special wishes to Julie Laz too.

'P' in Wales

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue I am sorry I do not like this card,and hate having to say this.
Ireland is covered in sun today,and it is our holiday weekend.

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Love this card. I love the flowers, but am rubbish at cutting out! Have a great weekend. Hugs. Jan.xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the stitched flowers from Justrite and really like how you have coloured them.
Congratulations to Patricia on winning a Sue Wilson art piece.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A bright zingy card today, love those flowers, one of my favourite stamps. I would not be brave enough to try the scribbly frame, your looks perfect and is so effective.
Have recovered from my pesky chest infection and have lots of catching up to do on your wonderful creations. Have a lovely weekend with your Mom.
Patricia congratulations, your dream has come true, enjoy and treasure.
Pam 6 hugs to you.
Tina love and gentle hug to you.
Steph hope Cassie training goes well and will be thinking of you on the 3rd.
Norah you make me smile ad you paint a wonderful picture of your hills.
Lynne M hugs to you, Tilly and Cully.
Jean D hugs to you and Gary.
Mr Laz hugs to you and Julie.
Gail thinking of you, your Mum and brother, sending love and hugs to you all.
Lindsay hope your stallion is on the mend and the foals have dried out.
TOB and Sandra big hugs to you both.
Cameeli your early morning sounds perfect, a cuddle to Merlin and a hug to you, you deserve a little you time after all your hard work.
Anne enjoy the golf, hope your legs are level now.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh what a lovely cheerful and happy card! It would give anybody a lift to receive this xx I love the shape of the flowers and the bright colours that you have used. I also remember the squiggly border that you did on C&C too but knowing me with my hands I'd even make a mess of a squiggle! Lol! Thank you Sue for your wonderful inspiration xx Just to say sending a hug to all the Wilsonettes who are in need of one today and most days really. Those who can get out and about are so so lucky so enjoy every moment that you can xx Congratulations Patricia! So so happy for you! Wonderful! I've no doubt that you will be doing the whoop whoop dance when you see your name! Take care Sue and everyone xx Love Karen xx

nannapat said...

Lovely bright colours and we have a lovely bright day up here in Northumberland. Love the scribbled border Sue. Pat x

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Such a pretty and fun card, suitable for almost any age too.
I love the stitched flowers stamps, my fave is the daffodil, of course.
Bye from 'sunny' Wales.

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Such a pretty and fun card, suitable for almost any age too.
I love the stitched flowers stamps, my fave is the daffodil, of course.
Bye from 'sunny' Wales.

Virginia Davey said...

what a nice fresh spring card

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Aspiring crafter said...

Love this card Sue, bright and cheery!
well done Patricia on winning the card!

Kate's Cards said...

So pretty Sue!

Jayne S said...

A lovely fresh simple looking colourful card. Wonderful!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A bit late today, but finally made it! The card is lovely, what a clever idea to mount the flowers in the way you have.
And your scribbly frame is cute!
Also love the colours used.
Hugs, Rose

CraftyJo said...

How very cute :)

Laura O said...

a fab card ,love the scribble line think I would be scared of this [afraid I would make a mess of it].Laura O

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue, Norah and all the crew.
Just popped in to say hello. Been home a couple of hours and used up every ounce of energy I have but got to say it was a fab couple of days. Shopped til I dropped. Managed to get one of only two sets of of the SW leaves in the whole building so very very happy about that.
Love the freshness of today's card.
Struggling to stay awake. Will catch up tomorrow.
Lots of crafty love, Jo xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Evening Sue
Wow !! Wow !! Wow !! Thank you, thank you, thank you, for picking my name out for the Wednesday Card Giveaway, I am over the moon, I have been waiting for ages and ages for a ‘Sue Original’.
I love your card today, I was at a craft show in Bolton today, and saw these very stamps there.
I am over the moon, Sue, Thank You once more, I am so excited.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Glennis said...

The flowers really pop on this card, I like how you have raised them too

Pearl said...

Tes Sue, this card is just right for Spring. Lovely.

Craftihappiness to all, love from Pearl

rachel said...

awesome sue - this is fabulous xx

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
Love the stitched flowers, a different card but very effective.

Patricia xx

sued99 said...

What a lovely bright card to cheer up a dull Saturday.

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes I love today's card it's so bright & cheery, a lovely set of stamps,your colouring is gorgeous.
Have a lovely Sunday with your mom Sue. Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Theresa ( Tob ) so sorry you have now got an infection in your arm you rant away love,you've had a rough time sending you lots of very BIG but gentle hugs,it's good you have a great hubby & daughter xx

BIG hugs to Sandra too xx

Gail thinking of you mum &brother hugs for you all xx

Jean D hugs to you & Gary xx

Pam & Tina gentle hugs to you both xx

Steph hope Cassie done well a training will be thinking of you on the 3rd gentle hugs xx

Mr Laz hugs to you & Julie hope she is getting better xx

Norah love reading your post you paint a lovely picture of you hills & you make me smile with your story's hugs xx

Lynne hope you are ok love & hugs you you Tilly & Cully xx

Congratulations to Patricia on winning a Sue card lucky you enjoy it xx

Love to every one Lynda xx

Sue Dunn said...

Evening Sue. I really love the colour on this card. It gives the impression of clean and simple. Xx

Theresa Pace said...

clean and simple and bright and cheery and i love it xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue and lady's the card is lovely,
well I have read out all about today's card to Julie and I know Julie is missing seeing them for herself, thank you for all your good wishes I do tell her,

And to all the people out there who are having bad times and health problems our hearts go out to you and yours x

Big crafty hugs Julie and lee xxxx

johanna from widnes said...

a really pretty card, love the scribbled edging i would never ever have thought of something like that but only you sue could do something like that, its great love J

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous car , love the summery colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love, love, love the card and I have got this stamp heeeey. Thank you.
Congrats to Patricia, lucky lady.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
A bright, cheerful card using the stitched flowers which I have, love the scribble frame too , a lively fresh card ,thanks Sue. Xx

Thanks Yorkielass and Lynda for your hugs sent to Gary and myself , very much appreciated xx

Crafty hugs for Julie Laz and hubby and anyone who needs them

Jean D

Maria Alder said...

I have mixed feelings about today's card,it's sweet and simple but something missing but can't say what.I do like the squibbly frame .
Have a good night

Sandy H said...

Bright and cheery card. I like the squiggley border. Congratulations Patricia, I'm green with envy.

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, love the design of the card, and what a squiggle, I would not be able to achieve such a controlled border like yours! Flower stamp is not one I would buy, but love the way you have used it on the diagonal and the different layers of card adding dimension. Anne x

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A fresh and beautiful card. xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Beautiful card again today Sue, and such wonderful colors for the flowers here, so bright and clear.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Now this is a beautiful card to welcome Spring in. It's a beautiful and warm day here and the colours of the flowers on your card are so bright and cheerful looking.
Take care
Hazel G xx