Monday, 2 June 2014

Have A Great Day

Hello my crafty friends!  I was going to post this card on one of the Wednesday giveaways but I thought I had offered quite a few of the coffee cards already.  I'll dig around and come up with something else for you this week.  I decided to go with repetition for today's card.  Four stamped coffee cups (or tea cups if you like) from Justrite all coloured differently in pastel tones.  I used Distress markers to do the colouring (Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, Milled Lavender).  I used a blue pencil around each of the cups as a shadow and then cut them into squares and matted them with a thin black mat.  I embossed a piece of coconut white card using the Illusion embossing folder and attached each of my four cups with mounting foam.  Using the Vintage Floret die, I made small flowers for each of the cups and highlighted them with the same distress ink that I coloured them in.  I glued them in place over the rose that is part of the stamp image.  I tied a messy bow out of white seam binding and added it to the bottom corner of the card.  I tucked a stamped sentiment under the pearl embellishment that I used for the centre of the bow.  The card was finished with a double white mat with a pierced inner layer.  The finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Bit rainy here this morning but cheered up by todays card, lovely.
Gail, you and your brother are always in my thoughts, I used to travel from the north-east to Swansea to see my beloved brother, Robbie and he and his wife were so brave.
June hope you had a lovely birthday yesterday.
Hugs and best wishes to all, Tina, nice to hear from you.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue, and all the crafty crew!!

Thanks for this one its absolutely gorgeous, and perfect for me...
Loving the Lavender.

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend I finally finished clearing out my craft room, a massive job but one I glad to tick of my list..

TOB hope your arm is on the mend.

Tres, Pam You are both angels and so kind!! Julie Laz I hope you are much better too!!

Off to water at the allotment and then a quick swim, and then the office... OOHH I wish I had more time to make cards and play!!
Hugs to everyone who needs and have a lovely day.

Cameeli xx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
My mother hand painted china and made a set of coffe cups and saucers with a very unique flower pattern on each set, this reminded me of her work. Thanks

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Marianna Hammer said...

Good morning.
Today's card is lovely. I love the colors on the cups and roses.
It's misty here in the Faroe Islands this morning. Had to get up at 4.30 with my husband who had to take the 6 o'clock ferry. So just looking in here before I'm going back to bed :)

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Thanks for this lovely card, I really like the tea/coffee cups
Pat x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, this is a lvely card. Take care all Kitty

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely delicate card today Sue and your flowers are stunning.xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love those cups and the flowers set them off nicely. If you are interested my card is on Sam Poole's blog today the link is on the blog list here. Have a great day.Love Jackie

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, lovely card, the cups look fab in the different colours. Have a good Monday everyone. Bx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is fabulous I love the way you've coloured the cups and the roses to match. I'd love a demo on your colouring techniques I'm getting better but still need a lot of improvement.
Hugs x
Heather T

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, hope you and everyone else has a Nice Day too! Love Jean xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love todays card : ) Great stamp of the coffee/teacups and the flowers look great.
Daily hugs for Pam and all others in need.
Norah, so good to hear that you had a real ball on Saturday : )
Julie and Lee Laz, I hope you are on the mend Julie. Thanks Lee for keeping us all up to date.
Have a good day everyone. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Such a pretty card. I love the coffee cups and stamping them in different colours with the little flowers just makes them stand out. Have a great day.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card I love the coffee/tea cup stamp I never thought of making a card with 4 cups its gorgeous and I love how you have added a flower to the stamped image thankyou for that great idea.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a very pretty card. The cups are gorgeous and I love the way you have tinted the roses to match each coloured cup! Stunning! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all.

Fi said...

This is a lovely card and I have done something similar myself. Then what I did was used the individual sections to make a set of noteletts to match and included them as a small gift too.


heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Love this card. I really like the tea/coffee cups and the colours are so nice. Thanks again Sue. Have a nice day. Hugs Heather.x

Brooke b said...

Love the different colours you have used for each cup, makes them quite different. Lovely card.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue and everyone, lovely coffee/tea cups. Colours are so well blended and the roses are so pretty.x

alimecca said...

Hi sue,
Love this card - it is really pretty and the colours you have chosen go really well together. I don't know how you get your shading so good using Distress Markers - mine seems to go all wrong! I'm not too bad using pencils tough so could do that . Might just have a go today as the weather is not too good today and I have the stamp.
Jackie your card is lovely - love the gilded netting -another thing that goes wrong with me - I think I must put the flakes on before the glue is tacky! Julie and Lee hope you're both ok and Julie hoping you are getting better. Gail hope you and your family are ok. Love to all especially Norah, Steph,Lindsay, Lynne, fur babies , Pam and Cameeli. Crafty hugs to all who need them, love Alison xxx

Rosie said...

I really like the way you have coloured the flowers to match the cups - so effective.

Anonymous said...

Hi sue,
I really like this card, would be good for a man as well.
Beverley W

Eemeli said...

This is a nice idea. Gotta take a look at my stamps if I can copy this into
a bit different version (hope it is okay to copy your idea... :)
Hope you had a great weekend and will have a fabulous new week!


CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Four cups of coffee on a morning - just what I need today! Must try colouring with distress markers.
Best wishes to all.
Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful cheery card
today love the flowers on each cup.
Nancyd xx

Marion Bull said...

Lovely card today Sue, perfect for a friend who loves her culpa! Thank you
Marion B xx

sonja_w said...

I know I have said it before, but i will say it again - I love this stamp. I haven't been able to locate it anywhere yet. Gorgeous card, I think distress markers also need to go on the top of my wish list. Fab start to the week x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a stunning card I love it. I love this stamp. I love this design. I can br usd for any occasion. Take care Sue xx

Debs A xx


Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card today, just wish my bows looked like yours. My messy bows. Really do look a proper mess!! I must go back and find your demonstration on one of your videos. Love the lavender cup and saucer, but ten it is my favourite colour. No time for craft today, we have to go and help our son and his partner who live in Norfolk, they are moving to France and need help with sorting and packing things up. Have a good day everyone.
Hugs Dawn Searle xxxxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Morning to an absolut wonderful sunny day here today Sue, and an absolutely gorgeous card here again. I love your cup cards, this is sooo fine and delicate, and such pretty coors too.
Have a great week ahead now everyone.

PharmacyMichele said...

Love the card, it would be perfect for a friend as we always meet up for a cuppa!


Anonymous said...

Just having TWO cuppa's (tea) at this very moment. No flowers by my cups at the moment but as I've been planting seedlings what seems like days there will be soon. Love this card!! Mabex

Gail said...

Good morning Sue and fellow crafters,
What a brilliant card, one that could be used for many occasion.
Thanks Pam, I find it helps just to be able to put the odd note on here.
Gail Cx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
And good morning to everyone. I love today's card and it will be great for many of my coffaholic (that' a new word) friends!
Many thanks to Diane, Jean and Magpie for their dustbin advice. I'm off to my daughter's to see the grandchildren up and ready for school. Have a good day everyone and I'll read all the posts when I get back. xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - fab card -just my cuppa tea - although I prefer coffee to get me going in the morning! The blue outline certainly makes the design pop - note to self must do this.
Clare W

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card, blocks always look good. X

Jackie, your card is lovely

Sonja_W, Sunrise Crafts have the Coffee Cup stamp in stock, with free p & p. Hope this is a help, as that is what this blog is all about. Passing on helpful crafting tips and info.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a brilliant idea, could be used with all sorts of stamps, love it

Carole Z said...

This is lovely Sue, love the different colours, hugs Carole Z X

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Coffee cups not for me,Im afraid, but the roses are super as usual.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Janette MacArthur said...

What a good idea! This is quite a small stamp & such a good way to use it - must keep this in mind!
Thanks Sue
Janette x

Brenda Hanlon said...

Great card, good for all kinds of occasions.

Debra Denman said...

Morning. Lovely card Sue. Pretty colours. Would suit any stamp really. Must give it a go Thanks for the idea
Debra x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Lovely card, great colouring.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & lovely blog friends,
Lovely card Sue, great as a 'just to say hi' card or 'fancy a coffee ans catch up' I think they would be the nicest cards to receive, totally out of the blue, somebody has thought about you and sent you a card! This would be perfect. I love the Distress marker, watercolour effect! How long until your home Sue, seems like forever since you left!
Cameeli, drop by on your way back from allotment, I will be ready, we can go swim together, what a great way to start the day! If only!
Norah I was pleased to read that you had a great family day out, I imagine the sun is bouncing off your golden halo onto your beloved hills this morning my little cherub! X
Julie & Lee hope you are both ok and that Julie is on the mend, lee it would appear that you are now an honorary Wilsonette! Haha
Milo has his last antibiotics today, thank goodness, I was beginning to feel like a drug criminal, grinding pills up everyday! He and Bella are totally back to normal, the sound like a herd of galloping horses as they thunder up and down the hallway! So relieved to have him back to normal!
Big crafty hugs to every one of you today!
Sandra xxx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue. Hope you have had a lovely weekend. Love today's card and all four colours work well together. Kind regards Joanne K x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card Sue the rose is a nice touch to the cups.
Take Care
Elaine H X

TDQ Karen said...

Love the repetition, makes a great image really like the added touch with the flowers . Would be great as home decor I think xx

TDQ Karen said...

Love the repetition, makes a great image really like the added touch with the flowers . Would be great as home decor I think xx

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, lovely colouring and, like Heather T, need to improve - especially as you inspired me to buy this stamp!

'P' in Wales

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Like this card very much, and would look good as individual small ones too.

Victoria said...

I always love these coffee cup cards and this one is such a great idea which could be used with so many other stamps. Great colouring tip to create the shadow effect around the stamped image too.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Great card for a girlie friend!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card is another lovely one. I really love the way you use colour to create shade (ie dimension).
I'm holding firm (as regards buying), in anticipation of your next dies ..
Hugs, Rose

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
After a beautiful day yesterday we seem to be back to dull and damp today. Ah well all the better for crafting!
Thank you for today's gift - I'm still trying to source this die - wherever I try it seems to have disappeared; not even out of stock! My journey has not been abandoned; I shall keep trying.
I think it makes a wonderful focus. After all most occasions call for a cup of coffee/tea and therefore it would be so useful for all gender.
I love the way you have coloured each one and superimposed your flower over the rose.
Dawn - good luck for your son moving to France - I shall be going over in three weeks and staying until September.
Take care everyone and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Clarissa said...

I must admit your Spellbinder cards are always fabulous but I prefer stamped images. This card is gorgeous and I must get that stamp.
Clarissa. X

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue, his would look great in pink for breast cancer tea party invites xx hazel

Diane said...

A lovely card this morning Sue. The tea cups are very pretty. Have a great day with your mum. Love Diane G xxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, loving all the cups with matching flowers.
Donna Jones

Craftysusan said...

Thank you for this card Sue. I have this stamp and love to see inspiration for it. Very pretty card which I will be trying myself. Have a great day x.

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue, great card - love the matching flowers and your colouring is so good!

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue a greet carrd again sue ĺ

karenlotty said...

Pretty idea I' not a colourist but these cups look easy to master because to me it looks like you've only coloured the shading already on the stamp As you know I'm really a CDROM crafter and wonder If I have any images that I can adapt I promise I will take the plunge into stamping and have a couple of CE background stamps that I must try Love the layout colours and added flowers

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Now please excuse the pun but this is not my cup of tea, not very keen on the teacup stamp. I do love the design and your colouring is fantastic and always a beautiful rose. I can see myself doing this with a different stamp.
Have a good day

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a great card. I love these tea/coffee cups. Your colouring is so beautiful, mine always looks as if the grandchildren had done it!!! I could see this design as a curtain fabric, it would look brilliant.

Love Rosemarie xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful !! I love this coffee cup stamp, and I'm so glad you showed us the 'close ups' of each one, it looks like you have done a 'water brush' effect with the pens, I still have to try and 'perfect' this technique yet haha !! Yours are so beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Glennis said...

A very pretty card - I love the colouring - well done!

gwen70 said...

Beautiful Sue, always enjoy a nice cup of tea

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is right up my street, your colouring is perfection and love the little flowers. Hope you have a lovely day with your Mom.
Hugs to Pam, Norah, Steph and Tres.
Sandra so glad that Milo is on the mend.
Tina so good to see you pop by, gentle hugs to you.
June H hope you had a lovely birthday yesterday.
Lynne M hope you are feeling better, hugs to you Tilly and Cully.
Lynda hugs to you Annie and Bambi.
Maureen I like your new word.
Julie and Lee hugs to you, hope Julie is improving.
Gail gentle hugs to you and your brother.
Anne C glad that the golf went well, it sounds a lovely place.
Norah glad that you had a great family evening, you make me smile. hugs to you.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Caroljsmith said...

Sue another wonderful card the colours are good together keep then coming.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card Sue but not one of my favourite images.
Love Val in Spain x

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card - subtle colours - my kind of card.
Another stamp on the list!
No crafting for 10 days off to get some Vitamin D in Spain!!
Bye for now
Sheila x

Sheila Lampard said...

PS - Jackie your card is lovely.
Sheila x

Anonymous said...

Really pretty card. Take care. Claire

hotpotato said...

Great card Sue. Hope you're still having a great time back home....a big hi to your mum. Looking forward to seeing you back on C&C.

Joanna Dickson said...

Good Morning Sue and the Crew.
What a refreshing change lol. Its great I love the colours.
I'm all over the place at the moment. I've managed to get my laptop working so have been using my phone for a good couple of months to leave my comments. I'm not a fan of technology really, give me a piece of paper or card any day.
Hope you all have a good day.
Lots of crafty love to you all
Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love the coffee cup card and the lovely colours you have used for each cup.
Your colouring is so good and it has given me inspiration to have an hour or so stamping and colouring this afternoon! I find it very therapeutic once I start!
Love from Lesley S

Janice Wallace said...

Really pretty card, but I would need to make it with printed images, my stamping and colouring look like a 5 year old got into my craftroom. Still, perhaps that's a skill I can practice when (and if ) I finally retire.
Cheers all
Janice W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love your use of repetition.
Great idea, thank you.
Veronique L

tracy w said...

hi sue
stunning card i have this stamp its great i will use it more know you have done this thank you tracy wx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the stamp and the beautiful flower on each saucer is lovely.
Hope you have a good day, Love Brenda xxx

Steph hope you managed to complete your orders yesterday, also hope all goes well in hospital, Love and Prayers.

Crafty hugs to everyone who needs them LOL

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Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue and what an unusual card. The cups look so 3D as though you should use them as coasters. Love from Jackie D

Debbie Tinks said...

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

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Such a lovely card. Suitable for a male birthday too. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

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Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love the four cups and the different colours. So pretty with the flowers too. Wish my colouring was so natural! Best wishes

Lacelady said...

Morning Sue, today's card definitely as tea cups as far as I'm concerned, I love my cuppa!

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Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
I do like the coffee or tea cups whatever your preference and with the added factor of the rose tinged with the same colour to match, just finishes it off perfectly for me. The perfect card to send to anyone for even just a “Hello”. I like the quartet look that you have made this morning with just a hint of the embossed background to finish things off.
Brenda, did you have fun at your daughters with your grandchildren even if her internet reception was lousy. It is difficult when forced to go back to the way things were when you are used to modern gadgets and their cleverness. The children would be happy to see you though as grannies break the rules that mothers make and say “shhhhh, it’s our wee secret”. Sandra, I am so pleased that wee Milo is feeling so much better and that he is back to normal and forgiven that wee bisom Bella for hurting him. Dawn S, mind and leave the kettle, and coffee/tea things with cups out to the last as that is what you still need while packing up a house to move. I hope your son and his partner will be very happy not only in their new home, but in their new country as well. How’s their French by the way? Marianna, that’s devotion getting up at 4:30 to get hubby to ferry. I’m not surprised that you went back for a few hours sleep. June, I hope you had a lovely day yesterday for your birthday. I hope they remembered the cake for you? Tina, I am thinking so much off you and sending hugs a plenty down to you. We are all thinking of you on the blog here, sending wee prayers up for you. And Gail, the same goes for you flower, it is hard to watch a loved one slip away day by day, but I hope you can gain some strength and know that we are all here for you. Good morning Julie and honorary Wilsonette Lee, I hope you are doing as you are told our Julie so that you are feeling better soon. What has the doctor said about your eyes as they are a very precious part of us that need to be taken care of. I hope you are getting better and will soon be back to full strength again. Lindsay, I hope that the foals are coming on and getting stronger by the day. How is your beautiful stallion? Was the dressing not due to be changed today? I would tell you that I have all my fingers and toes crossed, but that happens as a matter of course, just to match in with the rest of the body. Thinking of him today anyway as I hope he is a lot better. Lynne, what is our fur babies up to as I seem to have missed you and their wee antics that fair tickles us. They remind me of naughty twins that didn’t know what to get up to next.
Yesterday I was already elated at seeing my name but it sky rocketed with tears at just the kindness of all of you. You made me feel so special, so very, very happy that I am a member of our Fairy Craftmothers site. I have never ever known kindness like it ever anywhere but on this fantastic lady’s crafty blog and no other blog has 100% of VSP(very special people) whose hearts are so over flowing with thoughtfulness and caring for others as they are here and I am so proud to be a member of such a lovely family. Well the rain came yesterday and hasn’t found the stop button or the overflow cut off point since. My hills have been pinched by the yukky grey clouds, so not much of a view this morning but hopefully it will return again soon.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Lancs Steph, I wish you get well soon flower in that hospital. I hope that it will help you and if you're good, you will be back gain soon. Take care our Lancashire Rose. x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely card again. I love the flowers.
Denise X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. As usual a fab card today !! I love how you have coloured the coffee cup stamp in different colours. Your flowers look gorgeous to !! I love this new embossing folder of yours Sue. Something else for my long wish list !! The blue pencil shading around the outside of all the cups is really effective. It really makes them stand out. I love the distress pen colours you have used to. I really must invest in a couple next payday and try them out for myself. Like others have said it is a great card to send a friend, to meet up for a coffee and a chat. They are the best kind of cards to send !! I love your messy bow, embellishment, and tiny sentiment to, just so cute !! Thanks for sharing this fab card.
Have a lovely day today Sue, love and hugs, Tres x x x

Lynne M and Little Tilly and Cully fur babies, I hope you are ok. Missing you, love Tres x x x

To all the lovely Wilsonettes, have a great day everyone. Wishing you all lots of love and hugs, Tres x x x

June Horrocks said...

Thank you Pam I had a lovey birthday with my family. Had a brill day sat at the Bolton craft fair love June xxxx

June Horrocks said...

Thank you so much June had a lovely day it was my dad's birthday also when he was alive it was lovely still miss him so Love June h xxxx

Chaffinch said...

I think it is more tea and tea roses than coffee. A straight forward card, but effective. I like repeat image cards like this.

SHARICA said...

Love the colours on this card .. xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Gosh I do love this stamp its on my wish list with sooooo many others lol.. stunning card simple but so effective .. hugs sarah xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Gosh I do love this stamp its on my wish list with sooooo many others lol.. stunning card simple but so effective .. hugs sarah xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card it's different . love Jean Z xxx

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue must get that stamp the way you have coloured it is just brill oh how I wish mine would look like that love all June xxxxx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the flowers.

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue,
Just love this card, love the tea/coffee cups.
Hope everyone had a good weekend.
Susi xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another great card, this stamp is lovely and your tips about colouring in are really helpful. I could try and use another stamp I have which is just a lady's head with a hat on and see what that looks like.
I have a busy week ahead, sisters birthday today, sons wedding anniversary Wednesday, nephews wedding Friday, still got a couple of cards to do for them!
Off today to have a craft afternoon with some children from Chernobyl who are over here for some respite for 3 weeks. This will be our 3rd year with them, they are lovely and have had a realy hard life, it makes you appreciate what we have here. Take care everyone, have a good day whatever you do, Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes. A belated happy Birthday to our June xx
Oh WOW I have and adore this stamp Sue, so thank you for todays beautiful card. Before the days of Particraft and proper card making I turned to decoupage sets (long long ago before CC) came to our screens. They were (at the time) all I could do and all that I knew exsisted in the card world - so I took boxes of kits and foam pads into hospital with me. But now thanks to Sue and this outstanding home of our's I shall be stamping lots of coffee cups, flowers, and other stamp I have today and take my marker pens and do some 'colouring' during my stay in hospital ! I hate being there and need to take my mind off my surroundings and treatment, so what better way to do that is take a little peice Sue with me - you will be my saviour and support Sue, as will be my friends here. Im not sure if I will be able to comment as I have limited megabites on my phone as no wifi in hospital my time here maybe limited for the next week, tomorrow maybe my last chance : ( is that a cheer I hear lol.
Im so pleased you ladies enjoyed the craft show yesterday, Id have loved to see Phill (such a dish) lol. Sorry.
I know Im in for a rough week ahead, but my thoughts go directly to Tina (for the 4th) to Julie and your poorly eyes, thank God for a lovely hubby, and to my lovely 'sister' Wilsonettes that struggle from dawn to dusk everyday, you are all amazing. To our Pam, who feels sadness daily, if only I could hand out 'TRUE' hugs rather than virtual one's.
Well, lots to do today ready for the next week away and NO Mr Lancashire to look forward to.
So I'll send lots of hugs to all that are in need.
And love all round.
P.S. Joanna Sheene usually stocks the coffee cup but if its O.O.S reply here as I have another brilliant site in mind that stocks all Sue uses on her daily gift(s)

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, love how you've coloured the images and the flowers.
Steph hope all goes well for you in hospital
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Carol S. said...

Beautiful card Sue, as always. Loving the flowers and the colours. hugs, Carol S.xx

hollyberry said...

Lovely card today,like the repetition of the stamp in the different colours.

Donna Golby said...

Beautiful card just more inspiration to store for when I have a craft session. Have a great day everyone. Back to work for me today after a week off. Donna

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love the flowers on each cup.

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, These quartet cards are my go to card for my charity as I can cut out the papers and the stamping and make a whole bunch by the time it's time for a cuppa.
I like the flowers you have added they make the card much more personal, so I may be adding some of your roses( I just love them and when cut out with patterned paper Wow ).
It's a drizzly day here in the fens but hope the sun is shining on all of you.
X Ros

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh I love this card, it's so different. Love the way the you've stamped the mages in different colours then added the beautful flower to each one. Went to a craft show yesterday and managed to add more dies to my Sue Wilson collection....well it would have been so rude to have left them there! Lol!
Can't wait for the new ones to come we have to wait until they are shown on C&C first Sue?

Love Sheila xx

nannapat said...

This is a beautiful card Sue - thank you. Pat x

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue. I love this card and I think the stamp will find its way to my wish list as your card is so inspiring.
A little grey here today but I'm afraid the ironing pile is calling me mind I think the hoover could do with being used as well. What a fun day LOL. Have a good day all and I am thinking of all who need a hug and wishing you well. Helen xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like this card alot.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

weefortune said...

Morning, what a lovely cheery card today Sue, hope all is well with you and yours. Hugs Elaine x

Jackie Meechan said...

Lovely card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card...I'm always delighted to visit and see the daily offering!
I don't have much time for my own crafting at the mo, we are downsizing and I have promised to reduce my ginormous crafty stash by getting rid of 'everything except what Sue Wilson uses'!
does anyone have any tips on getting rid of a huge amount of stuff?
Love to all, Judy M

terrie said...

Great looking card for someone who loves coffee or tea...
My best friend would love this card...
I like how you added a touch of color to the flowers to match their cup...
Well done Sue
Have yourself a great day!

utilitygirl said...

Love this card Sue, so pretty and the cups stamp is great, very tempting. x

doreenj said...

Love how each flower is coloured the same as the cup.

Doreen x

CraftyJo said...

Loving the cups! What a great idea with the flowers too.

SusanP, Kent said...

Absolutely love this! Perfect for a coffee-lover (me). The cups look great in all the different colours. Still can't get hold of this stamp :(.

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A really pretty card, great idea with the flowers added to the cups. xx

Pauline A said...

Afternoon Sue, This is such a lovely card using the coffee cup 4 times. I love your colours and the gorgeous flowers that adorn the cups. Great to send to a friend whom you haven't seen for a while. Hugs Pauline a xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, I Truly Love Today's Card, I have
The JustRite Stamp and I so Love The Sentiment that goes along with it, I Love how you've used the Cup and Coloured differently and where the Flower is on the Stamp you've made one of your Awesome Flowers and I Love how you've coloured them with the same hint of colour as your Cups Just Stunning.
Beautiful Card
Sue Take Great Care
Thank You So Much For Sharing, Thank You For The Daily Inspriration, Thanks For The Fabulous Photograph Shots
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All

Terry Owen said...

What a beautiful card :)

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue a very pretty card today but im sorry to say and forgive the pun "its not my cup of tea". Yvonne xxx

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

Such a pretty card today, for which thank you. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Anne Taylor said...

Coffee cups for me but either way it's another winner infact just my cup of tea x

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Lancashire Steph,

I don't really know you or the other crafters so I hope you don't mind me leaving this message.

It's not nice going into hospital and I'd like to wish you all the luck in the world for your treatment, I hope whatever you are having done will help you and that you have a quick recovery from it so you can get back home to craft :-) Crafting is a therapy as well as a distraction and I hope it helps the time pass as quickly as possible.

With best wishes and crafty hugs, I will be thinking of you.


Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

This really made me smile. Going out and stopping for a coffee or tea (and a piece of cake of course!) on the way home is my favourite treat. Mr WheelyBad and I often make use of the free wifi in these places to check on our favourite websites and blogs... often resulting in Mr WheelyBad being shown your cards and him showing me pictures of other big hairy lapdogs like our Billy or lakes full of fish that Mr WheelyBad would like to visit! I'm in a tea/ coffee cup phase at the mo so (sigh) the "neeeed" list will grow some more!

Crafty hugs to all

T x

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
All that's missing from today's offering is the custard cream biscuits! This card would suit my mother-in-law, 'cos she loves a cuppa. I made her a tea party themed card for mother's day, so this stamp might be a good buy for next time.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, abfab card. Not into coffee but have used this stamp as a teacup on several cards. Love the different shades of dm you have used. Wild honey is one of my favourites outside of blues/greens of course. The flowers add a brilliant touch of elegance to s glorious card. Apologies that I haven't commented for a few days but fell over one of poochies toys and hit my head on a wall. The wall won as it set off a nasty bout of neuralgia, that is being stubborn to ease. Hope you and mom are fine lol lynne m x x x

I hope there were no cameras in my garden this morning cuz if there were then I am sure the men in white coats will be knocking on my front door very shortly- the reason - picture this-

At the back of our garden is a bees nest and my two little terrors are facinated by it. So out they trot straight down towards the nest, YOU TWO stop right there I call out , well what a surprise they've gone deaf ( as well as daft) so out I go after them . Oh look mums playing chase so off they go chasing after the bees and off I go chasing the dogs who are chasing the bees whilst holding my head in both my hands to stop me from moving my head as movement is causing dizziness and heaps of pain. All the time I am calling out to the bees to get back in their hive. This pantomime went on for about 15 minutes until poochies decided that chewing hubbys flowers were a much better use of their time. So I have had to cut a few damaged flower heads off and now said little garden destroyers are contained in the lounge watching telly in their favourite positions of laid back against the cushions with back legs spread out and front paws in front of them. Heres hoping for an hours peace and quiet.

June - thanks for your email. Hope your chest infection clears up soon.x x x lol Tilly n Cully

Lindsay, Norah, Lynda, Tres, Alison, Myra and Angela - lol and hugs to you from pesky poochies

To all Wilsonettes hoping your day is a good one and if not hugs to you x x x

If any fur babies lover would like a pic of my two fur babies please send an email to

Kate's Cards said...

I like!

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue, I love the embossing folder I must get this one.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxxx

Ivonka said...

This is SUCH a lovely design, Sue. I don't have this particular stamp but I have another very pretty teacup, so if the sizing is ok I'm definitely going to have a go at this one. I wish there were more hours in the day! I've had a lot going on with work and life in general, and haven't made it into my craft room for several days. I'm looking forward to spending some time soon though.

I recently made a card very much in your style and using your heart striplet which I sent to a friend who has been experiencing some very difficult problems recently. She said that the card had lifted her spirits and thanked me very much, so I should thank you, too, for the inspiration. Hugs - Yx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today.I like the tile effect with the Coffee cups and the beautiful colours you have chosen
Take care
Hazel G x

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today, the subtle colours are great.

Can't have too much coffee.

Crftaihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, you cant beat stamping and colouring on a card! I really like that stamp set but have just sent for the Grand Square Nestabilities, which I have been waiting to come back into stock for ages now. After seeing what you do with them I had to get them. The stamps can go on the wishlist for now.
LYNNE will email you as I am dying to see what your little tearaways look like!!!!

Virginia Davey said...

really different this one today.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue,I have none of the items on your card today,but like the design ,and I could make perhaps another version .

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue an crafty crew.
Love the coffee cup. Keep bringing the ideas coming. One of these days I will use this stamp and get it outa the bloomin packet lol just not enough hours on the day when u work full time look after the hubby's tea an get the housework done lol xx

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card Sue. The 3D flowers really work well. xx Annie

Amanda said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card! Love it!
Enjoy the rest of the week.

Jane said...

Time for Tea very nice idea.

Jane xx

Norah McPhee said...

Judy M,
If there is a special school or charity run club for additional support needs children i know that they would welcome the extra as it is so hard to get things for the children to help them with colours, textures, sounds. These are just a few things that these clubs do with the children from Deaf, Spinea Bifida, Aspergers, Austism, Blind...well you get the picture. It is amazing just how the children come on with the one to one help and playing with them. Hope it helps you,

Gail said...

Very different and luv the matching flowers to the cups - fab xx GailT xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Fab card today. Love the colours with the matching flowers. Hugs to all xxx

Susan White said...

Well, this card has really cheered me up after my visit to the dentist! Can't have a cup of tea yet, but can enjoy your lovely card. Thanks, Susan x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hello there all crafting friends!
I know I keep saying it but this is an amazing blog with many truly caring ,wonderful people!
I love today's card Sue, I have the stamp and use it often as it is so useful for what I call 'just a card - no particular or set reason ' One of my Aunts had a tea set like that - all different soft colours - she called it a harlequin set! Ooh!
Today's card took me back 40 + years!
Tina so good to hear from you - take care - thoughts and prayers are with you. x
Steph - we'll miss you so much if you aren't able to post. Main thing is I do hope the medics can do something to really help you. Hope you don't have to stay in for too long. Sending love and hugs. x
Gail - not sure what to say - just thinking of you all and sending love x
Lynne - what are we going to do with you! Your poor head.! Neuralgia is awful - sending love to you and your naughty rascals! x
Jess - our neighbour had children from Chernobyl a few years ago - they have had it so tough. We taught them to play cricket! x
Sandra - pleased your days as veterinary nurse are almost over! Glad Milo back to normal .x
Lee and Julie sending love and very best wishes. Hope there is a little improvement to help keep your spirits up. x
Love to all those suffering today from stress, pain or sorrow! x
Love Myra

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today as always. I love the coffee/tea cups.
I emailed you about making pins a while back, thanks for your answer.
I found some tea pot cap findings that would go lovely with this card.
see you tomorrow.

June x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, thank you, I did have a great day as I met up with an old friend that I hadn't seen for a couple of years. We went for lunch and were still talking four hours later!
I love this card - tea cups for me, please - and the addition of the flowers just lifts the stamps perfectly.
Must go and do the ironing now but will catch up on all the comments later.

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magpie said...

Helloooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! What a fantastic quirky card Sue! I love it! Each cup in a different colour along with the flowers to match each one is a great idea. Just stunning! Thank you! Just to give a hug to all our Wilsonettes who are sad and hurting and need a hug xx Love Karen xx

johanna from widnes said...

i must have been asleep yesterday because i forgot to post, firstly i only tried weaving once and i didn't make a very good job of it, but i will have another go at it, i love the coffee cup card but don't have the stamp so that's another one for the list which is getting longer and longer, both cards are brilliant though thank you sue love J

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy. I donated a mega load of craft goodies to my local childrens ward. If it helps us forget our troubles then imagin how much use the children will get out of your generosity. Plus it will make you happy knowing your kindness has made them happy.
Maybe worth thinking about.

Lancashire Steph xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Evening to Sue, and all Wilsonettes, I love this card today Sue, although I can't drink either tea or coffee I would lbe a card like this, you have used gorgeous colours on it, will have to see what I can find to do something similar when I manage to get some craft time?
Norah thank you so much for remembering my little man, the vet finally came this afternoon leaving me with 20 mins to be with home while he took the dressings off and washed the wound, which thankfully is looking ok still, the wound is closing well, although in a few weeks we will have to debribe the area so the scar is not too raised, I was then supervised redressing it, as I will now take over the weekly dressing changes, all this took just under the 20 minutes I had spare before I had to go to the local school to pick up a child for her riding lesson!
Lynne, please take more care, I can send you a riding hat to wear at all times! Your girls are so funny though and it would have been a treat to see you and them with the bees.
Steph, take care I your enforced not so holiday! I hope you managed to stamp lots so you have something to do whilst there. Take great car and I do hope you come home feeling easier.
Alison, hope all is well with you and you had a good weekend, Pam keep strong you are doing so well, Cameeli, do you ever stop bless you, hope you get some down time soon. Tres, TOB, Julie and Lee hope you are all coping and getting there slowly. Tina and Gail and your respective families thinking of you all. Take care all Wilsonettes and see you and our lovely .sue tomorrow xxx

Laura O said...

another great card .Laura O

Annie said...

Oh the coffee cups! How I love them, it's one of my favourite stamps and the way you've used them here, Sue, is gorgeous!! Love this card!
Have a good week all and especially you, Sue. Hope you are still having a good time with your Mom.
Hugs AnnieC

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone!
Sue this is a really nice card and so perfect for many different occations.Like many others my wish list getting bigger every day,but not allowed to buy anything until NEC later this year.What my husband don't know is that I bought some things last week :)it made me feel happy so.....

Lancashire Steph;hope all goes well at the hospital.

Lynne; sound's you having fun with your furballs. I'm seeing my sister soon and she breeding Finnish lappdogs and she had a litter couple of weeks ago so can't wait to see the little ones.
Have a nice evening!

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes I love this card I now want this stamp moor than ever,I love the colours you have used & those flowers are gorgeous. Sue I have pro marker pens but are distress markers better as your colouring is so beautiful. Love the close up shots. Love & hugs to you & mom Lynda Brock xx

Lynne so pleased to see you back but sorry you had a bad fall,your poor head.I had the film in my mind of you shouting at the bees to get back to the hive he he you will have to get some supper glue for all hubby's flower heads his little angels have chewed off. Take care Hun hugs to you & cuddles to Tilly & Cully Lynda xx

Steph I will be thinking of you tomorrow, hope your stay in hospital is not too long & the doctors can help you with your pain. Missing you already love & gental hugs Lynda xx

Sandra so pleased Milo is back to normal & has forgiven Bella so Watch out Craft room there back lol cuddles for them hugs to you Lynda xx

Lee hope Julie is getting better sending you both love & hugs Lynda xx

Tina so good to hear from you hugs Lynda xx

Jean D thinking of you & Gary love Lynda xx

Gail you are all in my thoughts gental hugs to your brother Lynda xx

Teresa Tob hope you infection in your arm is getting better gental hugs Lynda xx

Yorkielass June sending you paw cuddles from Annie & Bambi & hugs from me Lynda xx

Pam &. Tres gental hugs to you both take care Lynda xx
Love & hugs to all who need them hope to see you all tomorrow Lynda xx

Janice K said...

A very pretty card.x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Norah,
Thank you, Yes I had a great time with grandchildren, loved every moment. Brenda

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, I never get tired of these coffee cup cards - they simply appeal to me and today's card is no exception. They are so versatile and suitable for many occasions. Please keep posting them!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue and everyone,

Very late today, I love the coffee cups it stamps beautifully but never give it a thought to replicate it , thanks for that Sue and love how you have coloured them in and especially how the flowers co-ordinate too.xx

Yorkieslass thanks for mine and Gary's hugs yesterday and Lynda for your warm thoughts today , so very much appreciated xxxx glad to report he is doing well x

To all our lovely family of wilsonettes crafty hugs and well wishes xx

Jean D xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Another beautiful card and the use of stamps and colour is so inspiring,

Muriel x

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, lovely card that's suitable for any occasion. A good one to keep on standby. Best wishes,
Alison D x

Sandy H said...

Really pretty card, neat idea with different coloured cups and matching flowers.
Good wishes to Lancashire Steph. We'll all miss you while you are in hospital and unable to post.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Just love the coffee cups. So sorry Lancs Steph to hear that you will be going into hospital. Hope that you get well soon and take great care of yourself. Hugs to Pam and Norah and anyone else that needs a hug today.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Just love the coffee cups. So sorry Lancs Steph to hear that you will be going into hospital. Hope that you get well soon and take great care of yourself. Hugs to Pam and Norah and anyone else that needs a hug today.

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous card.really love it.
Helen Bx

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