Monday, 16 June 2014

An Amazing Friend

 Hello crafters!  Look I found a card with a big bow, so no more withdrawal symptoms! LOL   This is one of those real easy, nothing tricky about it, throw it together sort of cards that you can use when you are in a hurry, but still very nice to receive!  I embossed the white background with the Illusion embossing folder for texture.  Using the Italian Collection border, I cut two of them in white and glued them across the card diagonally with the centre strip overlapping.  On blush card I stamped the Netted Waves stamp that matches the Italian collection using a black archival ink pad.  I stamped the sentiment in the open area in black as well.  I cut it out using the Decorative frames from the Italian Collection and inked the edge through the die with Victorian Velvet. I cut another plain circle in white and backed it so the heart detail shows in white.  I used the same distress marker and added some detail to the stamped image.  I mounted it on foam in the middle of the card for my focal element.  I tied a double bow out of the Dusty Rose Frilly edged ribbon, added some pastel Bakers Twine and a pearl embellishment to the centre.  I made two matching stick pins and pushed the ends into the knot of the bow.  I finished it off with a small pearl swirl in the upper corner and a double white pierced mat with a thin blush mat in between them.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8 3/4" in size.  All for now,
Sue x


Pam said...

Another beautiful card Sue, thank you, great sentiment
Gail, I hope your brother gets some help today.
Cameeli, gentle caring thoughts for you today, saying goodbye to a precious friend.
Ita, hope you are feeling a little better.
Brenda you must have been so proud of your granddaughter yesterday, such a precious day.
Love to all the special people on this blog, hugs all round

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another beautiful card, I love the bows. Take care alland have a good day. Kitty

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue
I am so glad to see your big bows making a return! LOL!

Today's card as always is lovely. I particularly like the background effect very pretty and the peach bow just makes it.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning sue and All the crafty crew!!
Such a beautiful card and the peach is so pretty, I really like the stick pins. I love the sentiment too.
Pam thank you xx its going to be a tough day but, we are ready..

Have a nice day everyone despite the grey start...

Cameeli xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love the card today, very pretty and delicate : )
Belated Congratulations to all of the comment winners, sorry I forgot yesterday.
My daily hug to Pam.
Hugs to Jean, Gail, Tina, Julie Laz and all in need. I will be thinking of you Cameeli.
Pat S, Witney, in answer to your question yesterday, I have Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Norah, I missed you yesterday. Is all well in your life? I hope you have sun on your hills today, it is not too bright here at the moment.
Have a good day everyone.
Take care.

Mrs B said...

CONGRATULATIONS Sue on reaching 5000 followers : )) x

Brooke b said...

Beautiful card, so simple yet very effective. Love the big pink bow. xxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a very pretty and feminine card, love the very lacy look of it and the colour, and glad to see the return of the big bows. Congrats to all the comment winners from yesterday. Bx

Anonymous said...

Pretty card, Sue. do like the Netted Waves stamp, so elegant. And always pleased to see a Big Bow!!

'P' in Wales

Thoughts with Cameeli today.
You okay, Julie?

Anonymous said...

WHaHAY, 5000 followers!! Joining the rest of us lucky bloggers being able to see and learn about your SUEperb cards, today's card is a very fine example of these. Mabex

Sonia Stephenson said...

Great card Sue. Love the simplicity of it and of course your beautiful bow and fancy stick pins :-) Congrats on reaching 5000 followers. Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
I just love your Italian collection. A fab card
Pat x

Clai01 said...

Glad to see the return of the bow ! x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is simply elegant. Lovely to see your big bows back and your stick pins are beautiful. Congrats on getting to 5,000 followers.
Have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, such subtle pretty colours too, so lovely xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Yet Again Another Truly Awesome, Stunning, Beautiful, Card, you make me smile when you say it's easy you just throw it together, mine wouldn't look like that thrown together!! But if I had your talent and all those Fantastic ideas going around in my head then maybe I wouldn't have a problem.
I Love The Illusion Embossing Folder and The Fantastic Italian Collection of Dies you've used The Border and for your main Focal point the Decorative Frame from the Italian Collection, I really Love The Netted Weave Stamp you have chosen for your Card it's a Beautiful Stamp, and then once you've cut it out you've used The Fabulous Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I Love! Love! The Bow and The Pastel Bakers Twine and Those Awesome Stick Pins of yours and there's the wonderful and very apt Sentiment, and this is thrown together Lol!
Sue Thank You so very much for sharing for the great breakdown, the Fabulous Photography, thanks for the Tips and Techniques, thank you for this Awesome Blog, thank you for bringing Daily Inspiration to me and others, I can't tell you enough what this Blog means to me I love opening up each day to check out The Fabulous Card!
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Just stunning, simple may be but so effective. A must try!!
Sheila x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - tres chic card today and 5000 followers -congratulations you must be chuffed to bits and rightly so.

Off to get ready for my golf match - toe all wrapped up, coffee n toast calling before some painkillers and then put my match face on, if I can find it.
Clare W

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies. This is back in the zone and it's beautiful.

Must dash, dressed as pirate ready to go and help at school trip to Hartlepool Marina. I'll read all the blogs as usual before I go to bed tonight.

Tres. the caught in crystal technique is gorgeous. Sue shows how to do it on her fab DVD, along with other great things.

Hope everyone is feeling a bit better. Love x

Granny Smith said...

Hi Sue,
Yet another beautiful card, I wish I could 'throw a card' together as well as you do! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I have just ordered the Illusion embossing folder I can't wait for it to arrive. My latest offering on the Sam Poole blog can be reached with the link in Sue's blog list. It is always amazing to see a link to something I have created on Sue's blog one day a week. Have a great day I'm off to watch some cricket at the Hampshire cricket ground. Love Jackie

Virginia Davey said...

Morning love the background embossing folder illusions. Congratulations on all of your followers, shows what wonderful ideas you have making beautifull cards with lovely big bows.

PharmacyMichele said...

Love the background on this card.


Maryann Laursen said...

Another really gorgeous card here Sue, that just looks sooo awesome as usual.

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Today's card is gorgeous, I wish I could throw together a card as stunning as this one, congrats on reaching 5000 followers. Hazel xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the big bow on this one, such a soft peach and doesn't overwhelm the card. I do find all the comments on other people gets a bit much on here, wonder what you think? The comments should be for you and your work I think hugs x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely soft colours.

Aspiring crafter said...

For a thrown together card....well...fantastic!
I love the embossing folder , it's beautiful and the stamp is very pretty.
Congrats Sue on your 5000!

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Love the card. It is so pretty and delicate.

Roz x

heather harrison said...

Good morning Sue. A really lovely card today but then I say that every day. I love the stamp you have used for your focal element the nettec waves are on the wish list. Thanks again for sharing. Congrats on the 5000 followers I'm not surprised. Take care. Hugs Heather.x

Diane said...

Hi Sue great card again today and what a pretty coloured bow to return with. Have a great day. Love Diane G xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is beautiful. The colour is so pretty and delicate. I love the embossed background and the stick pins but the thing that does it for me is the gorgeous bow! Love it! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all who need one.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A really pretty card, and a big bow, what more could you want. It is so clean and fresh.

Love Rosemarie xx

Joan D said...

Stunning card,and it looks very complicated,as though a lot of time has been spent on it. But we now know differently,don't we?
The colours and textures are so complimentary,and YEY,a lovely Sue Wilson Bow! Your signature. Lots have copied but yours is the original.
5,000,Wow.many congrats Sue x x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, a beautiful card, so soft in blush colour. Love the bow and pin. Congratulations on reaching 5000, followers that is , not years.!!! X

nattyboots said...

A very pretty card ,lovely background and sentiment, and a nice pretty bow
Take Care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card and so happy to see the Sue wilson bow lol. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Well she is back with the bow and how we have missed them. Gorgeous stunning card today Sue, keep them coming. Really delighted that you have reached the 5000 followers it is an auspicious day. Well Done xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue a beautiful card and love the bow. I have lost my mojo since rearranging my craft room so a simple card like this is just what I need then I will hopefully get it back once I have managed to make one card that looks as good as this! Love Jean xxx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Lovely card, such a fresh and pretty colour.

Brenda Hanlon said...

Stunning card Sue, love the Colour.

hollyberry said...

A delicate and very pretty card with an amazing sentiment.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, great idea to use the borders on the diagonal, lovely sentiment too.
Donna Jones

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love it and as you say not too complicated but soo effective!

fame01 said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card so very pretty,hugs to all who needs one take care sarah xx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card and lovely sentiment xx hazel

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card and lovely sentiment xx hazel

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Ah normality restored! Bow; Twine; Dazzler and Stick Pins. I can now rest knowing you are back!!!
Today's gift is just wonderful. I love love love the gentleness and the simplicity so of course this piece of art is going into my 'must do file' immediately.
I have really fell in love with white/white with a tiny pop of colour. I cannot stop myself from using this combination!
Had a lovely day yesterday with my eldest daughter/husband and her animal family and actually came away clean without any paw marks etc. Molly and Quinn really were on their best behaviour; Pip the black shadow puss showed his face for all of ten seconds and then went back upstairs to his den; Freddie - baby fox cub is now well and ready to be released; the pair of mallards have also gone back to their home but on the intake side a squirrel who has been caught and kept as a pet now needs rehab hopefully to be released into his own world and not kept as a household pet; why oh why do people do things like this!!!! and last by not least baby pigeon has started feeding for fingers crossed that will be released soon.
Big congrats Sue 5,000 reached.
Hoping to get a little crafting done today so take care everyone and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and morning to all Wilsonettes. Im so happy for you Sue - 5000 followers, no more than you deserve, which is why todays sentiment is returned back to YOU xx
This sentiment also goes to the lovely family I have found here, a few in particular are SO caring and genuine with their daily comments ( you know who you are) so today's card is for you.
Gail, fingers crossed sweetheart.
Cam, its not goodbye, just a pause till you find each other again (thinking of you)
Tina xxx
Margaret xxx

If I could throw a card together as beautiful as today's card Id award myself with a medal ! My 'thrown' together cards end up being filed under B !!! And my craft space turns from a delicate green, to a dark blue ! There are so many embossing folders I need as they are the making of the card along with the stunning focal points and bows etc I should start making a list ready for a few months time (if you get my meaning) without using the 'swear' word LOL Its also time to treat myself to a couple of matching stamps to go with your die collection as you have been so thoughful regarding expenditure (maybe Sunday's market will help me pay for 1 or 2 )

Thank you Sue for starting our new week with a beautiful delicate card. And to our Wilsonettes that are finding the start of a new week daunting, I send many genuine caring thoughts and hugs your way.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love everything about this card! The Italian Collection dies are beautiful and possibly my favourites after the finishing touches. I have ordered the Illusion folder and am just waiting for delivery of it hopefully today. Of course the bow is great! It's funny that you have used this colour combination - I made a card last night with the peach - isn't that spooky! Cameeli will be thinking of you and your partner on this sad day. Gail, Cazzie,Tina, Clare, Lindsay, Lynne, Steph and Norah hope you are all ok and sending you all hugs. Love and hugs to everyone else that I've missed. Love Alison xxx
Ps congratulations Sue on reaching 5000 followers that is amazing and just goes to show how much we all think of you!

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Such a pretty card, love it! Congratulation 5000 that's brilliant!
Many thanks Pam and Steph, will be thinking of you today Cameeli.
Fingers crossed for my brother today, while I have to travel home to Oxfordshire!
Hugs for all, Gail Cx

Anonymous said...

Tres - CAUGHT IN CRYSTAL is also shown on this blog. Just scroll down from 'home' and a list of tutorials drops down. Just click and read (it must be easy as I managed to do it ) with a pretty end result.

Lancashire Steph xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very delicate and pretty looking. I do like the stamps you have used as well as your lovely dies.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card, its amazing. I love the colours. It might be simple to make but looks a million.
love Jan x x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.
Very pretty card. So love the bow.
Love Val in Spain x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card love the background and Sue's Bow - back again - love it all
Carol x

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the dies used on the card ,but as you no by now I don't like the big bows so I haven't missed them.
congratulations on reaching 5000 ,well deserved .
Marion H

Anne Crawford said...

This card is Bowliscious! I love the softness of the colour and LOVE the netted wave stamp it's gorgeous ( must check if Joanna Sheen has it in stock)
Congratulations! on reaching 5000 followers ( well deserved ,and aren't they the lucky ones to have found you )
As usual , thinking of you all, and I love to read what is happening in your lives, I may not mention all the names but you all matter to me!
Hugs to all my blog friends xo

Alison Couchman said...

Such a pretty card Sue. I know you say throw together but a) it looks anything but and be) it still takes me ages to put a card together. I need more practise - more crafting time required - then I might be able to 'throw' a card together. I'm such a slow coach! 5000 followers is an amazing achievement - huge congratulations.

Muriel Kelly said...

The matching stamps and dies are beautiful. Love the colours and textures of this card too.

Muriel x

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
A gorgeous card today as always, with a beautiful sentiment, and fabulous bow!!
Congratulations on your 5000 followers. We feel blessed to share your daily creations. Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card today Sue the colour....stunning ....happy crafting ...x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue the card is beautiful stunning and the bow and pins what can I say. Congrats on your followers it's great ,thank you for sharing love to all June xxxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card,Love the background too.
Gr Elly

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Loving the peach card and of course your Italian collection. Such a lovely sentiment which is what we all think of you. Congratulations on reaching 5000 followers. My mum had rheumatoid arthritis as well Mrs B she was nearly always in pain with it. Hope your pain relief is keeping it under control. Hello to Lancs Steph and Norah today. Hugs to Pam as usual and anyone else in need of a hug today. Hope everything goes ok for you today Cameeli.

Janette MacArthur said...

Congratulations on your 5000 followers! Today's card is so delicate and beautiful
Hugs, Janette x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a stunning card. I love yhe soft colour you have used. And the dies make stunning cards. I like how the stamps just fit the dies. Take care Sue xx

Debs A xx

gwen70 said...

Lovely to see the bow back, such a pretty card

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
WOW Sue, you reached your 5000 target, so please that more people can enjoy your mini masterpieces as much as the rest of your Wilsonette Troop. Today is my kind of a card Sue, white with the touch of colour and with a great big BOW on it. It is a beautiful card and if i could knock it up quickly would be when the next blue moon shines. The soft pink of the card with the designs on your dies really make for a beautiful match. Thank you Sue as we were all having withdrawal symptoms due to no bows and sparkles.
Well the wool cupboard is finally finished bar the need of another plastic box and some wool finding new homes to go to. Toad has went on and on about the amount of wool i have and how i am never going to go through it all and what a waste of time, waste of money, do i realise i have 14 of those plastic tubs and they are taking up room along at the garage. This is from the man that has at least 4-5 electric drills and a 22foot long garage all on his own for his toys. The head was as weary as the rest of me by the time i had finished, not to mention throbbing but that only joined the rest of the body. But at last i have my beautiful hills back in all their glory. I have missed them this past while because of the weather, but the colours that is coming from them today is so pretty with the greens, pinky purple of the heathers and the yellow of the broom being set off by the beautiful shapes of the hills with all their craggy bits, and peace is once more descended down on the Ochils. I had lay down with my tablet last night and wrote up my bit and for some reason it would not go up and i can't find out how to copy and paste on that dashed thing so lost it all. Anyway i was so pleased for our winners yesterday, all of them as it does give you such a boost to your day when seeing your name up there. Lindsay, you'll need to delegate when your stamps come so that you can have a play.
Cameeli, sending you and your partner super hugs to see you through such a difficult day. Take care lovely ladies.
Gail, i am hoping against hope that your brother is that wee bit better so that he can start his treatment. I as sending you gentle hugs to you both because you are so fragile the now.
Lynne, how is your heart since you had the heart attack caused by your beloved fur babies? I think you are going to have to put the child locks on the windows to stop your little dare devil.
I hope that where ever you are today that the sun is shining if not outside that it can shine from inside out. Hugs to all our fragile friends that could just do with some or need some one thinking of them,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Alice G said...

Delightfully pretty card Sue.

Hugs Alice x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
An absolute stunner
Amanda x

Marianna Hammer said...

This card is absoluely lovely. I just love the soft tones.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the Italian dies and the matching netted wave stamp, think I will have to have that one!!
Congratulations on reaching5000 followers you must be thrilled
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is so pretty and so feminine. Just love the netted wave stamp. Have a great day, from one of your 5,000 followers!

hotpotato said...

ha ha the trade mark bow returns! Hope you're still having a fab time back home Sue. About time you returned to UK so we can have our Sue Wilson C&C TV fix.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card, lovely soft colours, stunning, but you know I'm not a big bow fan so haven't missed them at all,
Congratulations on reaching 5000 followers.
Have a good day.

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Exquisite, that's what this card is. I LOVE everything about it. Those Italian dies are B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. And the bow and stick pins are Divine.
It really sings to me.
Hugs, Rose

Lacelady said...

Love the card today Sue (I wish it was Wednesday and we had a chance to win it). The bow is brilliant, and I love that centre stamp too.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, good to have the bow back! Today's card is lovely, even if you say it was just thrown together. I really NEED to get some matching stamps for my dies, another thing for my ever growing wish list.
You really must be over the moon to have 5000 followers but you deserve it for your time and effort that you give us daily.
Hope everyone is good today whatever troubles you may have, take care, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue,
What a lovely simple and elegant card. I do like your dies and stamps. My Mum bought one of your dies when I took her shopping last week and I'm so jealous as I don't have a die cutting machine. I think I'll get the stamps and between us we'll have the full set!

One of the first things I do every morning is check my favourite blogs and yours is the first

Best wishes and have a lovely day.


yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Glad to see the return of the bow, this card is beautiful, love the embossing and the Italian dies. The bow and stick pins are scrummy. The sentiment is back to you. Have a lovely day with your Mom.
Steph Happy 35th Anniversary, hope Mr Lancashire saw the list, hee, hee, have a lovely day.
Cameeli thinking of you and your partner today, gentle hugs to you both.
Gail C hope your brother gets some help today, gentle hugs to you both.
Janet thank you for sharing the story of your daughter's animas, she is doing a fantastic job.
Norah so glad that y are back and that the wool mountain is under control, your hills sound wonderful, you paint such s vivid picture, I feel I can see them, hugs to you and Rory.
Daily hugs to Pam, Tina, Tres, Sandra, Mrs B, Ita and anyone else in pain or feeling sad.
Lynne M hugs to you Tilly and Cully, agree with Norah about child locks for the windows.
Lynda enjoy the endless Harry cuddles, hugs to you, Annie and Bambi.
Jean D hugs to you and Gary.
Brenda you must have been so proud of your granddaughter yesterday, such precious memories.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

yorkielass said...

Oooops me again, sorry Sue, forgot to say congratulations on reaching 5000 followers, well deserved, you amazing lady.
Hugs June xxx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card. Love the clean and simple look to it. Kind regards Joanne K x

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Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Grr you were lulling me into a false sense of security with those clean and simple cards of late. Although, I must admit I love this card with its peachy colouring and wonderful sentiment. Have a lovely day. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

doreenj said...

Love the card, not too sure about the bow, though!!!

Doreen x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card as always thank you. Love Jean Z xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Many Congratulations on reaching 5,000 followers what an achievement.

Today's card is gorgeous so pretty and a lovely sentiment.

Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a great card today !! I love the illusion embossing folder, it looks fab !! (Another one on my wish list. ) I love the Italian border dies at the moment and never thought to put them on the diagonal but it looks great !! They are so lacy and delicate, they are my favourite borders at the moment. I love the Decorative Italian frames to, and I love the netting stamp you have used today. I think this stamp should be part of my wish list to !! A great sentiment, lovely colour combo, and a large Sue Wilson bow !! What a relief, I was starting to get bow withdrawal symptoms !! Just beautiful Sue. I love the stick pins too.
I am so pleased you have reached your 5000 followers mark. You should be so proud Sue !! Congratulations.
Congratulations to all of yesterday's comment winners to. (I forgot.)
I hope you have a lovely day today Sue. Thank you for sharing another great card today. Lots of love Tres x x x

To Maureen Killen and Lancashire Steph, Thank you both for your help with the "caught in crystal technique". I have to buy a couple of bits first before I can attempt it !! I am looking forward to giving it a go with my stepdaughter and seeing what we can come up with. I don't know if either of you have had a go at the shaving foam technique yet but that one is great fun !! myself and my stepdaughter had a great laugh together doing that one, but beware it can get messy !! I felt really guilty the first time we did it as Hubby was moaning on Monday morning, when getting ready for work, that he had hardly any shaving foam left !!

Sending lots of love to all of the lovely people on this lovely blog. I am sorry as I cannot remember everyone's names but you know who you are. X x x

To all the Wondeful Wilsonettes, I hope everyone has a lovely day today love Tres x x x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I have some of your dies but don't have any stamps yet.

Sandra said...

Happy Monday morning everyone!
Sue stunningly pretty card today, your cards just crave bows and you create the most beautiful bows!
Wow 5,000 followers! Just amazing, what a huge achievement, no more than you deserve, you work tirelessly to bring us inspiration EVERY DAY,! even more than that you are now designing the tools that are going to enable us to make cards with that professional finish too.
Well when I think back to what seems like many years ago when I first started following your blog, it was very different to today's friendly , supportive bunch of friends!
Celebrate in style Sue, you have worked so very hard to achieve the amazing amount of followers you have today, I am sure you must be the most Admired, kind, talented, inspirational lady in the craft industry to date!
Huge hugs Sue,
Sandra xxxxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh wow Sue! I love today's card (I love all of your cards!) The touch of blush card and the ribbon are so that stamp and the sentiment too.

Love Sheila xx

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue,
WOW another stunning card, love the hint of colour. Nice to see your lovely big bows back again.
Hope everyone has a good day.Susixx

utilitygirl said...

Another lovely card Sue. Such delicate colours and love that bow x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Many Congratulations on reaching 5000 followers! To think that all these people follow your blog and get so much inspiration and enjoyment from seeing your work must be so rewarding for you and so well deserved.
Lovely card today and such a pretty colour combination.
Looking forward to seeing you on our screens again soon.
Love Lesley S

Susan White said...

Really pretty and soft colours - I'm sure any friend would treasure such a card! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. A lovely one at that.

Love this card, clean,& fresh. Just love it. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - this card is beautiful and the sentiment is just perfect. Congratulations on reaching 5000 followers all I can say is they are so lucky to join this wonderful caring family and to be able to see your cards every day.
Cameeli I do hope that you and your partner do not find today too bad its never good having to say goodbye to a friend.
Gail I hope the news is good for your brother today
To all I send hugs and have a good day Helen xx

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, this is a very pretty card and it took me a second look to find the boarders which look stunning on the in a diagonal.
X ros

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
First of all many Congratulations on reaching 5000 followers! A truly great achievement but one very well deserved. Couldn't happen to a nicer lady!
I really love today's card , I love the dies used the colours and the big bow! I have started to set myself a how has Sue made this test before reading what you have done. I only usually gets bits of it right. Today I got about 95 percent - helped by the fact I have most of the components except the stamp. Trying to get one stamp per die set at least - still some way to go.
Thinking of you today Cameeli, do hope all goes as well as possible.
Maureen - wish we had a photo of the pirate ! Have a lovely day and hope it stays dry .
Jackie enjoy the cricket - I will make do with the Test on TV. I love cricket and tennis.
Clare W - what you need is a hole in one! That would save your toe. You could just sit in the buggy then! Enjoy your day.
Safe travel home Gail, sending love to you and your brother.
Brenda hope all sent well yesterday. Hope you had a really memorable day.
Janet - what a lot of animals , patience and love.
Norah, pleased the wool mountain is packed away into little hillocks! x
Steph many congratulations on your 35th Wedding Anniversary. May I just ask - are you feeling any better after being in hospital - do hope so. X
Love to all other crafting friends on this blog!

SHARICA said...

Wow .. Simply Gorgeous .. xx

Kate's Cards said...

Fantastic, especially the bow! xx

Kate's Cards said...

Fantastic, especially the bow! xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue. many congratulations on having 5,000 followers. A huge number but so very well deserved.
I love today's card especially as I have all of the components except for the embossing folder (on wish list)so I will be taking inspiration from this for a friend's birthday card next month. Thank-you.
As Norah has said, it is a beautiful day here and I hope the sun is shining on everyone today. I am going to work in the garden with the Test Match on the radio.

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Yippie Blogspot working today. I have great trouble with it!! Love this card, very pretty and easy to do. Big impact with little difficulty. Just need the stamp now, got the rest.

Terry Owen said...

That's lovely. It doesn't matter what I do and how I tie it, my bows never look as lovely as yours :)

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, firstly many congrats on reaching 5000 followers. You deserve all the recognition you get for all the effort you put into this blog that makes it the best. Todays card is understated elegance, love the white/white with a hint of colour. Counting down the
days until you are back on our screens. Lol lynne m x x x x

After the almost heart attack with Cully jumping up onto the window sill upstairs told hubby that we will have to put grills across the windows. Not going to try child locks cuz I've got a feeling the mighty menaces will get round them. Yesterday hubby was on doggie duty and of course they behaved ( aarrrgghhh drives me nuts) told him if the wind changed he'd be stuck with a smurk on his face and its not a good look. Helped with the cutting of the grass mainly to keep Tilly from picking up clumps of cut grass and turning the lounge carpet into a lawn. Everything was going fine until the pesky critter saw a worm on the grass and picked it up in her mouth and came charging over to me to show me. Well I'm sorry to say I screamed like a right girl and ran indoors wiith Tilly chasing me. Hubby once he'd finished picking himself up off the floor cuz he was laughing so much got hold of Tilly and took said huge!!!!! (honestly) worm off her and put it at the back of one of the flower borders. With as much dignity as I could I thanked him and beat a hasty retreat to my craftroom. The joys of having mighty menaces. x x x

June, Lindsay, Karen, Alison, Norah, Tres, Pam, Barbara & Ben, Lynda Annie and Bambi, Myra, Sandra, Angela, Frances, Mrs B, Cameeli and last but not least Steph - massive hugs and lol from mighty menaces or pesky critters depending on how they are behaving.

To all in "Wilsonette" land hope today is full of sun and if not then hope the day will hold some joy x x x

CraftyJo said...

You will not realise what a great skill I have - it's called "visualising the cards without their bows!".....I'm rather good at it ;)

So, I can honestly say, this is a fab card :)

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jane stillman said...

Yay! you've made my day seeing the BIG bow on this fabulous card. Loving the die cuts too x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,I discovered today how people were able to leave a comment at 6 in the morning,
Today's card is lovely as others have said soft,I love the colours,and of course the bow and the stick pins.
I am still in hospital and had a very bad day yerstday with pain.
Thank to everyone. Who have sent best wishes.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card and I LOVE the stamp. The dusty rose bow finishes this card off to a treat.
I wish I could produce cards like this when in a hurry, mine would definitely not work out as well as yours.
Thank you Sue for all your wonderful work it really is appreciated. Take care love Brenda xxx

PAM, MYRA Thank you, it was a beautiful day and she looked gorgeous, and the day went off beautifully.
CAMEELI thinking of you and your partner hope the day is not too painful for you both.
Sending crafty hugs to everyone in this fantastic family.

terrie said...

Beautiful card...the bow does make the card very pretty...
Well done Sue

rachel said...

wonderful card sue - the embossing is wonderful and i love the bow xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This card is so pretty and feminine - I love it.
Thak you.
Bye for now.,
SandraP xxx

camelot67 said...

Good dmorning Sue,

Once again another beautiful card to start the day. Thank you for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

johanna from widnes said...

hi sue, aaahhh another beautiful card and i love the colours, i will definately be trying this one and i think so will a lot of other bloggers. well done love J

Victoria said...

What a lovely sentiment Sue and YIPEE, a giant bow! Love the card, in particular the white die cut on the white background. Great beginning to the week!

karenlotty said...

Pretty card and putting the border die on the diagonal really changes the effect I have one of the Striplet dies and might work Will try later Congrats on reaching 5000 Sue x

Theresa Pace said...

by adding that bit of distress marker to the stamped image you have given so much dimension. would have thought you would have used tattered rose rather than victorian velvet but the latter works extremely well. love it xx

Meg said...

As always Sue your bows are amazing.
Love the ribbon colour.

Margaret O

yvonne masterman said...

Congratulations Sue on reaching 5000 followers.
Todays card is gorgeous, happy to see the BIG BOW back and the beautiful stick pins...Yvonne xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

A really lovely card. Quick maybe, but no-one would guess. The bow is gorgeous!

Pam said...

Congratulations Sue on your 5000 blog followers, you truly deserve such a huge following, roll on 6000. Steph, Happy Annivery (35) to you and Mr Lanc, hope you have a wonderful time.
Maureen Killen, I take it you are going on the Tricomalee, dressed as a pirate. I live 5 mins drive away from the Marina, it is a lovely place.

Pam said...

Congratulations Sue on your 5000 blog followers, you truly deserve such a huge following, roll on 6000. Steph, Happy Annivery (35) to you and Mr Lanc, hope you have a wonderful time.
Maureen Killen, I take it you are going on the Tricomalee, dressed as a pirate. I live 5 mins drive away from the Marina, it is a lovely place.

Caroljsmith said...

Welcome back sue and well done 5000 followers another stunning card today . Carol

Anonymous said...

Ita. Im SO sorry, you must think ... Oh I dont know what you must be thinking of me, Ive missed a post somewhere along the lines I had no idea you were in hospital ! Forgive me for not showing any concern, its not like me. Im sorry you had a bad day yesterday, I can only wish that each day you feel more comfortable and feel less pain. Hope you are being taken GOOD care of.
Thinking of you Ita.
Lancashire Steph xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes WOW WOW congratulations on reaching 5000 you so deserve it Sue on this SUperb blog.Todays card is just beautiful I love every thing about it.The Italian collection is a favourite of mine & I love the stamps that compliment them.
Love & hugs to you & your mom enjoy the rest of your time with her Lynda Brock xx

Cameeli thinking of you & your partner hope all goes well today & not too sad for you. Hugs Lynda xx

Clare W hope your toe coped with the golf hugs Lynda xx

Steph happy 35th wedding anniversary hope Mr Lancs found your list. Hope your stay in hospital helped with
your pain hugs Lynda xx

Sandra hope your extra pain is easing gentle hugs Lynda xx

Gail hope your brother is well enough to start his treatment today love & hugs to you both Lynda xx

Janet my what a lot animals your daughter has she is kind taking all the sick fur babies under her wing hugs to you & your daughter.Lynda xx

Norah so pleased you have sorted the wool mountain
Hugs to you & sweet Rory Lynda xx

Love & hugs to Lynne Tilly & Cully Yorkielass Pam Brenda Tres Tina Mrs B Ita June Lindsay Myra & all that are in pain & all Wilsonettes I have missed Lynda xx hope to

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Another stunning card. Would be delighted to receive such a beautiful card.


tracy w said...

Hi sue
Congratulations on reaching 5000 bloggers
Well this card is stunning to thank you Tracy w x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Congratulations on reaching 5000 bloggers
Well this card is stunning to thank you Tracy w x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue and what a gorgeous bow! I'm so glad I got that embossing folder it is so pretty.
LYNNE hope you have recovered from your worm attack, at least she didn't eat it!!!

ITA hope you are on the mend and get the pain relief sorted. I have RA and know what its like to be sore, thank goodness for tramadol!!!

NORAH glad to see you back. My hubby has a cabin in the garden for his hobby which is painting 25mm wargamming figures so I get away with murder regarding my hobby.

Congratulations on the 5,000 followers Sue and looking forward to your return to our screens, you have been sorely missed.

Jane said...

Yippy big bow today lovely card.

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. Thank you for sharing.
Beverley W

Linda said...

Good morning Sue and all!

Another the pop of color!

Carol S. said...

Love the soft colour. Gorgeous card and pretty topper. HUgs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

iReneM said...

What a beauty :)
A great combo of dies and LOVE the beautiful bow.

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Sandie Braithwaite said...

I love the "gentleness" of this card.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Another winner.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning beautiful card Sue.
I love the bows too so your card is perfect
Your use of the dies never fails to impress me and a lot of others people too Loving the twine as well
Thank you for your inspirational sharing
You take care Sue
Theresa x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Just popped back tp tell you I have just become your 5001st follower or the first one on the way to 6000 however you look at it!!!

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today, thank you for sahring it with us all.

I love the stamp, which I do actually have, but havne't had chance to use it yet, it looks really good and clear.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Wow, what a lovely card. I have often looked at that circular stamp and thought that it was pretty but I never really knew how to use it and make it different each time. By colouring it and shading it you've softened it beautifully and it really fits the rest of the card. I think I may 'neeeed' to put it on my list!

Quiet day but need to pull my crafty fingers out to finish a sewing project by the weekend so no getting messy for me!

Crafty hugs,

T x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Many congratulations on reaching 5000! Wonderful you must be delighted, and so well deserved.

A really beautiful card today, oh if only my quick cards turned out half as good, they usually end up in the bin! lol

Cameeli you have been in my thoughts today as you said your goodbyes to your dear friend.

Gail lets hope it has been all systems go for your brother's treatment today.

Steph many Congratulations to you and Mr. Lancashire on this your special day, hope you have both enjoyed your day. xx

Tina thinking of you xx

Special hugs to Pam
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Micky French said...

Stunning Sue so elegant. I love everything about it.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
What a day to come back to the blog to see you have reached 5000 followers. A very well deserved congratulations as you give so much to us all. May the climb continue and the 1000's mount up.
I am very fond of white on white with a small amount of colour. Am loving using your embossing folders. The bow on today's card completes it for me, it's delicate colour and the way it falls makes it very soft looking.
Yesterday was a wonderful day for all the family, 4 generations of us with everyone here. The Christening was beautiful, warm and sincere from start to finish. The twins and my nephew's 8 month old daughter were perfection. We all had a day to remember and my 5 year old grandson couldn't wait to come home after Church for the party and wedding cake!
My very best wishes and hugs to all in need. It is a pleasure to be back and reading about everyone in the Wilsonette family.
Vanessa x

Paper Junkie said...

I love everything about this card Sue - just gorgeous. So looking forward to your shows next week-end. love Susan X

Janice K said...

A very pretty card that looks as though you have spent along time on it with all the lovely design details.xx

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
A BOW!!!!YES!!!!!
No, I haven't been missing bows that much....
Lovely, delicate with just a hint of colour and it certainly doesn't look like a quick card.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Sandy G.
Welcome to THE very Best Blog,
Love Myra

Joanna Dickson said...

Good evening Sue and all the wilsonettes.
What a fab day and what a fab card. I love love love the bows. Bring them on.
Not being rude but Corrie has just started. See you all tomorrow
Crafty love, Jo xx

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Another stunning creation. xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Evening Sue, This card is really pretty, the colours are gorgeous, the embossing, stamping and sentiment are beautiful and the bow is fab-u-lous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good evening Sue and everyone.
Delightful card, beautifully put together.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Craftymummyto1 said...

Beautiful colours. The bow is an unusual colour too. I love the embossing folder, Sue you are a true inspiration!!

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh Sue, stunning card. Gorgeous EF and lovely stamp. Beautiful sentiment Sue and so apt to say about you xx Love the stickpins and the lovely peachy bow. Gorgeous! I hope you are well and having a great time with your family. Congratulations on reaching the 5,000 (and two!) followers. So richly deserved for you Sue. "Thank you" to the loveliest lady who gives her all to us xx Just to say sending love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes who are going through sad, painful and hard times. Plus I love reading your stories Lynne and the fur babies and you too Norah. Take care Sue and everyone xx Love Karen xx

Laura O said...

a fab card ,love the white background and the border across the card .Laura O

Tracy Stitt said...

Smashing card sue.

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card for today. We are finally home have only had a quick look at what I have missed. Steph so sorry to hear you haven't been well glad you are home please take it easy. Love to anyone who has had a bad time over the last 17 days I have been away. We had a lovely time and I feel so much better I think getting what should of been the wedding day over has helped me. I know I still have some bad days ahead but I feel better able to face them. Cameeli sorry to hear your news. Love and hugs to all.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue ,
Wow many congrats on reaching an amazing 5000 followers . Today's card is lovely the white and blush card and the Italian dies and a beautiful bow , just great x

Gail, hope your brother has had his treatment ,sending you both hugs. Xx
Steph, congrats on your 35th anniversary hope you and Mr. L had a lovely day xx . It's our ruby ann. On 6th July .
Sending special hugs to all wilsonettes who are in need of them. Hugs to Pam, June(yorkielass) , Mrs.B xx and of course to you Sue xx

Nana on the Hill said...

What a peach of a card, bows back and looking stunning.

Sue Dunn said...

Beautiful card Sue. It looks so delicate. X

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

So, so beautiful. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue - that bow is a stunner. Pat x

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Sandy H said...

Such a beautiful card, love the delicate peach colour. Oh if only I could 'throw' a card like this together! Congratulations Sue on reaching 5,000 followers.

Hope you had a lovely 35th Anniversary, Steph. Nice to see you back Tandy and glad you are feeling in slightly better spirits. Take care everyone.

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

This is stunning, so love the simplicity of it and the colours used.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Helen Barker said...

Beautiful card,very delicate looking.
Helen Bx

Blue Rose said...

For a simple card, it sure is gorgeous. The blush card, and the bow just make it pop. Love it.

Vick said...

Totally beautiful, i love the colours too xxx

julie laz said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card today,
I love it,
crafty hugs Julie xxx