Saturday, 14 June 2014

In My Thoughts

 Morning all!  Get your sunglasses out for this one.  It's a bright one!  I started this card by stamping the Ribbons and Swags circular stamp around the edge of my coconut white card using a clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed the stamping with true white detail powder.  I selected Peacock Feathers distress ink and inked over all the stamping, the white embossing acts as a resist.  I matted it with a thin white mat then proceeded to stamp another of the circles on a separate piece of white card.  I stamped a single time, embossed it in white then cut around it into a square.  I inked this piece as well with Peacock Feathers.  I used this piece for the base of my focal element.  I cut a Lacy Tiers die in white and mounted it on foam and attached it over the single circle stamped image.  I cut two extra white mats and stair stepped them downwards and mounted the entire piece in the centre of the card.  I stamped a sentiment in black ink and cut it out with the Splendid Circle die.  I inked it with Peacock Feathers before removing it from the die.  I mounted it on foam in the middle of my focal element.  I put the finishing touches on the card with a double white mat with Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots around the edge.  The finished dimensions are 8" x 8" in size.

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


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


Pam said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, lovely.
Congrats to card winner Aquarius
Warm but rainy here today.
Gail, my love and thoughts are with you and your precious brother. It is hard to bear but you are a brave lady.
Steph, glad to see you are improving daily, you have the wedding to look forward to so take it easy.
Cameeli, I am up for a lovely meet up with everyone - I think there will be more laughing and chatting and not so much crafting, with all of our daily stories.
Daily hugs to Tina, Tres, Tandy, Cazzie, Jean, Lynne, Norah, Alison and who I have missed, I agree this is a wonderful blog,

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a stunner, this is gorgeous Sue. Just love the colours.x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, and all the wonderful Wilsonettes. Really beautiful, and one I will be trying out!! Thanks again for sharing.

Hi Pam I know what you mean, but life is nothing without a good laugh xx.

We are off the the flower market to get the flowers for my friends funeral on Monday, my partner is making small arrangements for people to take home.

Have a lovely day.
Cameeli xx

Virginia Davey said...

Beautiful card. I really like the background and all the different layers . Thanks Sue.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning card, I just LOVE the background you have created.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you , such a beautiful cardTake care all,have a good weekend. Kitty. congrats to Aquarious.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful card! I love the colour
Pat x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the stamping on this - lovely. Didn't sort my craft room yday as when I went supermarket shopping yday - in open toed sandals - I smacked one of my toes against the trolley wheel - blood everywhere and v. painful -staff were great though - went to Drs -they're not sure if it's broken or not or whether I'll loose the nail - so spent day resting - recovering from the shock I think - another little annoyance on Friday 13th! Cant bear anything touching it at mo - not even the duvet - so painful and I don't 'do' pain. Meant to be golfing Monday - dont think I'll even be able to get my golf shoes on my foot- we shall see - so beware supermarket trolley wheels ladies if you are wearing open toed sandals to shop in.
Off to quite literally put my feet up again today - happy crafty saturday all
Clare W

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow this card is just beautiful! Love yhe stamped background and the colour is gorgeous!
Clare, i hope your toe is feeling a bit better today, must have been so painful!! Love Jean xxxx

Pam said...

Ouch Clare, it must hurt so much, take care and just rest x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love peacock feathers ink pad it's such a pretty colour. Today's card is beautiful especially the stamping. Congratulations Aquarious.
Clare W that sounds painful it must have been shopping trolley accident day yesterday because my other half jammed his finger in one and has a huge blackman's pinch.
Hugs x
Heather T

Gail said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
Love the colour of this card and the background is brilliant.
Thanks Pam, the kind thoughts do help! Sorry to hear about the toe Clare, thinking of you Cameeli and anyone else going through through times.
Gail Cx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
What a stunner! The stamped background is gorgeous and I love this colour! I like to see circles within squares. Always looks effective. Thank you for sharing. Congrats to Aquarius on winning one of your beautiful cards.
Hugs to all who need one.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Stunning card (as usual), I must try the resist technique. I was planning to wash the car today (the most hated job) but as it's raining I think I'll have to craft instead - oh dear!
Congratulations to Aquarius, Clare, you have my sympathy - toes hurt! Sending hugs to those in pain. Sue xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful background, I love peacock feathers ink, it reminds me of the sea in foreign climes. Congratulations to aquarius, you will love your card xx

Joan D said...

Stunning card Sue. At first glance it reminded me of Wedgwood. The clean lines and colours. Such a fresh and beautiful card. Have a great weekend x x

Anonymous said...

Great card today and yes it does give a holiday feel. Greece perhaps, thanks Sue. Mabex

Nadine in Spain said...

A beautiful card today, Sue. I love the colour combination, the lacy look of the white embossing over the Peacock Feathers distress ink, and that raised frame and sentiment add such dimension. Really gorgeous.

Nadine x

Brenda Hanlon said...

This looks so much better on the close up shots. Love the colour and the detail is stunning.

Granny Smith said...

Beautiful card, clean and fresh, love the colour.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue Wow what a beautiful card. I adore the colours that you have used. Its so clean and fresh looking.
Take Care Sue

Debs A xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue, bright and delicate looking.

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue First post for a while, so busy at work that I've not had the time for more than a quick peak at your beautiful cards each day. Love today's - this is one of my favourite colours.
Have a good weekend everyone Gx

tracy w said...

Morning sue
What a stunning card on a bright and beautiful day in DONCASTER love the colour combo thanks Tracy w x

Micky French said...

Stunning Sue,love the peacock feather ink, I think it is my favourite
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful and elegant card, love the colour and the step down framing around the sentiment too.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Morning Wilsonettes. Oh Sue, your focal point is just so plain but so pretty clean and fresh looking. The Peacock Feathers makes your focal element pop and screams to be noticed. I have that colour ink but not used it much, but seeing how beautiful it looks with the resist technique I must use it more. I DO love that stamp its so pretty. Thank you for a magnificent start to my day. Hope your day will be full of making more memories before you have to leave.

CLARE.W - PLEASE read my reply to your post yesterday and get back to me hon xx
Hope your toe starts to feel less painful day by day.
Tina. In my list of thoughts and daily hugs, missing you.
Pam, hugs coming across the motorway to you.
Gail, wish we could help you more.

To any of my sister Wilsonettes that need comfort, support and hugs, I have lots to share.
Congrats to card winner.

Saturday training school for Miss Diva this morning, at least its warm sunny and dry so its outside play and I wont have to sit in the car and just watch !

Try and have a good Saturday my friends and see you tomorrow.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, the white embossed background is so effective, and the colours are lovely. Anne x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card. Very minimal compared to your usual works of art. Lovely xx

Angela Wade said...

Good Morning, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes : - )
Today's card is striking. I love the colour way and the classical design. They compliment one another perfectly.

Hope your toe heals quickly, Clare.
My thoughts are with you Cameeli.
Congratulations, Aquarius.

Best Wishes to all,
Angela in sunny S. Wales X

Debra Denman said...

Good morning. Beautiful card love the colour combo. All the cards this week have been stunning Sue
Have a fab weekend x
Debra x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous the effect stunning so eye-catching. Congratulations to Aquarius you are a lucky lady. Have a great day. Love Jackie

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, this card is beautiful,love the colours, so vibrant.
Congratulations to Aquarius, and hope your toe soon feels better. X

carol edwards said...

That should have said hope your toe feels better soon Clair, oops!!! X

nuttinanni said...

another very pretty card. hugs Cheryl xxx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue lovely card, it reminds me of Christmas on first glance because of the colours but it's gorgeous !

Ann said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card love the design and the pretty colour.

Congratulations to Aquarius

Keep your foot up and rest Clare oooh that is so painful Hugsxx

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Ann said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card love the design and the pretty colour.

Congratulations to Aquarius

Keep your foot up and rest Clare oooh that is so painful Hugsxx

Hugs Annx without an "e"

linda boyce said...

Hi Sue super super card just love this stamp have used it a lot and the colour is stuning hugs linda and lily

linda boyce said...

Hi Sue super super card just love this stamp have used it a lot and the colour is stuning hugs linda and lily

jane stillman said...

Another beauty Sue and not a bow in sight!! lol Beautiful colour and fab design xx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card once again - I love the colour Peacock Feathers!!
Congratulations to Aquarius - lucky lady.
Sheila x

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue. The resist technique is stunning on this card and the colours are beautiful. Congrats to aquarius on winning your beautiful creation. Have a great weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue. The resist technique is stunning on this card and the colours are beautiful. Congrats to aquarius on winning your beautiful creation. Have a great weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
Oh dear Clare, you made me wince when I read about your toe, hope it heals over the weekend! I love today's card, peacock feathers is my favourite distress ink colour. We didn't get the storms last night, but it is very humid and heavy here in Cambridge this morning. Congratulations to Aquarius on winning the card. Going to do some crafting today, a cousin wants me to make her six birthday cards and six Christmas cards, so it will motivate me to get started on my own Christmas cards perhaps.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, You've done it again I Love this Card, I must say
The Peacock Feathers Distress Ink from Sir Tim Lol! Is my favourite at present, it's such a Rich Opulent Colour.
I Love how you have Stamped your Ribbon and Swags Stamp on the background using Perfect Medium then Heat Embossed in White.
I love your Focal Point using the same Stamp etc, then surrounding by using The Lacy Tiers Die which is Designed by Becca Feekan. (I hope I'm correct) I love all the Mat/Layering that you have created for your Card and it's great to see your Pearls around the Page I love how you do these, I love it when you do the Paved Pearl effect.
Another Awesome Beautiful Card I Just Love it, Thank You for the great Tips and Techniques you share with us Daily and Thank You for giving me Daily Inspiration, Thanks for the Photography and most of all Thank You for Your Blog and Blogging Daily, I really appreciate it.
Take Great Care Sue
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All
Congratulations to The Wednesday Gift Card Winner, I'm jealous as I Loved that one But I Love them all.

doreenj said...

Congrats to Aquarius!!!

Love this card, too, Sue, that blue is stunning!!

Doreen x

Anne Crawford said...

Exquisite Card! It reminds me of a beautiful ceiling we had in our previous house , it just looks so elegant .
Love the white embossed stamping enhanced by the Peacock Feathers and the die used in the focal piece ( can't recall it's name ).
Wet and misty in Gairloch today but forecast to clear later, so here's hoping.
Clare W. hope your foot feels a bit better today, it sounds painful!
Congratulations to the new Granny and to the Wednesday winner!
Hugs to all xo

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
No sunglasses required. Even though its peacock feathers,you have done it with a light hand. Gorgeous!
Have a great day.
Ang x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue. a beautiful card today
as usual we never get any other from you
Sue you are a super lady.
Sorry to hear about your accident
Clare W hope its not broken.
Nancyd xx

Heather Rogers said...

I am not needing sunglasses for this one. It's lovely and cheerful!!
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Oh Wow, this is stunning, simply gorgeous. It is right up there as one of my alltime most favourite cards. The stamps are so delicate, and Peacock Feathers has got to be the most beautiful colour there is : ) It reminds me of looking down from above onto a wedding cake. There's an idea, you could match the wedding cake to the card )too difficult the other way round!) Or do people already do that? Weddings seem to have changed an awful lot, (well, not the actual service but all of the other stuff) since I got married nearly 30 years ago!
Pam, my daily hug is sent to you:) Hugs for Jean, Gail, Julia Laz, Tina and all others in need for whatever reason.
Yes, Sandra I have many,many buttons as I also collect them to use on my cards. I have several tin full, but my Grans tin (an old toffee one) has the special ones that have always been in there that will never be used, just taken out and enjoyed occasionally Just the noise they make in there is a wonderful memory : )
Norah, sorry that you brought home someone elses legs from your trip to Dunelm, I hope you get yours back soon, but without the pain-wouldn't that be wonderful! : )
We had the most amazing thunderstorm last night, it went on for over 2 hours, not loud but rumbling on for up to a minute at at time ,and the lightening was amazing, it was coming from every angle and was incredibly bright, I wish I could have got to the top of a hill to really enjoy it! It is going to be another hot day here. Sorry for those people and animals that don't like storms though.
I hope everyone has a good day.
7 sleeps Sue : ))
Take care.

hotpotato said...

I like it Sue, don't think it's too bright either.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, Sue, was expecting to be terrified by your bright colours, but as my PC slowly revealed the image - WOW! Just love it all, such a clever card, and brilliant symmetric, perfect stamping. But what else would we expect?! Thank you for this - one to savour.

Well done to Aquarius.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Another fab design, Sue, fresh and summery, I love it! Thank you for my prize, I was so pleased to get it yesterday, will put it to good use! Crafty Hugs to all, Judy M

Blue Rose said...

I love this the color. So beautifully elegant. Great job.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunningly beautiful, love the peacock feathers colour, and the focal element is superb.
Have a good day.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. A real winner today. Love the colour and the beautiful stamping.
Congrats to Aquarius.
Love Val in Spain x

Janice K said...

Oh what a stunning card! Love the vibrancy of the Peacock Feathers in contrast to the white embossing and card stock, gorgeous! x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for a beautiful beautiful gift today.
Peacock Feathers was one of the first distress inks I bought when I first starting 'crafting your style'. It is so gentle but so so effective and of course it's another shade of blue so 'it's my style'.
I also love the simple shape and theme allowing us to change colour and for any occasion and gender.
Well it's Saturday; the weekend so where has the sun gone? I suppose he will return on Monday!!
Have a restful day Clare and definitely with feet up.
Norah perhaps we might put our legs into a bag together shake them up and see what happens. Perhaps they might come out painless!!! We can always hope can't we.
Take care everyone and see you tomorrow when we can start the countdown to see you back on our screens.
Congratulation to Aquarius you very luck Wilsonette.
Janet x

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue

Love the card. An the colours are nice and bright. Looks smashing!!
Well done to Aquarius for winning enjoy ur gift.
Love Tracy from killie

Jacquie said...

Another stunning card Sue, love the design and colours, so beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful card. I have the peacick feathers but nrver usec it as it is a strong colour but on seeing yours I'll give it a try. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather.x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue,Another stunning card. Love the colours. looking forward to next weekend, can't wait.
Take care.

Marion said...

Hi Sue another lovely card ,love the colour and no big bow ,im a happy bunny.
Marion H

Joanna Dickson said...

Good Morning to you Sue and all the Wilsonettes from sunny Blackpool.
Another brilliant design. A real summer card. I really NEED to start collecting the stamps as well as the dies. The effects are fantastic. I love the embossing.

Congratulations to Aquarius, my birth sign. You will cherish your win.

See you all tomorrow. I've just got my blog back up and running so that is taking a lot of my time up as the moment.

I love the kindness that our Wilsonettes show to everyone on here. It's a get place to be. Lots of Crafty love as usual to all
Jo xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Lovely stunning card, it is gorgeous, love the colour

Victoria said...

I love Peacock Feathers distress ink - what a fab colour. The card is so pretty, and the background is crisp. But no bows or flowers!!!! Something's missing Sue. Only joking of course.

Sue from Wiltshire said...

What a very pretty card to sit on someone's mantelpiece. Brill.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the peacock feathers, it is a fabulous colour. I like the way you have done the background. Violent thunder storms last night so not much sleep. I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

gwen70 said...

stunning card today Sue, such a beautiful colour, lovely crisp clean look to it

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Sue this card love the colour ...
Have a nice weekend ...x
Stunning ...

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love the colours thank you for sharing love to all June xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous colour, fabulous layering and textures too

Sonia Stephenson said...

Great card Sue. Love the stamp, dies and colour. Fabulous! Congrats to Aquarius. Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

iReneM said...

WOW! I LOVE this :)
You say it is bright, Sue, I think it is just beautiful, LOL.

Love the colour, fab stamping and all the layers and especially the Lacy Tiers layer.
A fabulous card!


BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a classic and beautiful card, I don't think it is bright, I think it is perfect! Love everything about it. Well done Aquarius. Happy Saturday everyone. Bx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card I love the peacock feathers distress ink and the resist technique is beautiful.

Clare sorry to hear about your trolley accident, I hope you can rest your foot over the weekend.

Steph have a great day at the training session, don't overdo it, and take it easy.

Congratulations to Aquarius on winning the card.

Hugs to all who need them, take care, Jess x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another great card today - thank you. Congratulations to "Aquarius" and Sue, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

hollyberry said...

Love the card today,it is beautiful using the peacock feather ink gives it a gorgeous colour.

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely bright card.
Gr Elly

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I just love this card. I have the peacock feather distress ink and have found it too bright, but used with the white embossing it looks amazing, pure elegance. Have a great weekend. Best wishes

Annie Pennington said...

Beautiful card, the Peacock feathers Distress ink is a favourite of mine. Those Cosmic shimmer dots are just perfect. Mine never look like that. I need to practice more. xx Annie P

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Not too bright for me it's gorgeous...I love that pecock shade. Love how you have done the resist embossing, never tried this so must give it a go.
Congratulations to Aquarius.

Love Sheila xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the clour xx hazel

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue Absolutely Gorgeous love the colour too.
Must read through again later .

nattyboots said...

This is just 1 classy beautiful card , i love it
Have a good day Sue
Elaine H X

Muriel Kelly said...

Love the oolours and the resist technique is beautiful,

Muriel x

rachel said...

a beautiful card Sue - the resist and colours are perfect xx

Diane said...

A really gorgeous card today Sue I love the colour and the way you have layered up the middle section it's all very elegant. Have a great weekend. Love Diane G xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card. I love the white embossing acting as a resist.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Veronique L

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue,
Wow another super card, one which I will be trying out.I just love the design and colours. Have a good weekend everybody. Susi xx

fame01 said...

Gorgeous card today really is pretty .hugs sarah xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card. Thank you. Congrats to Aquarius.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Gail said...

Another stunner and one of my all time favourite colour combos and I think my all time favourite DI xx luv everything about it xx GailT xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Wow what a beautiful card. I love peacock feathers distress ink, yes it is bright - but used with white as you have, it becomes very tasteful, I love it all
Congratulations Aquarius on winning the Wednesday giveaway card.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

CLARE - OUCH! so sorry to read about your toe, hope you get some relief soon.
STEPH - don't start rushing around too much and also hope the training session goes well.
Sending crafty hugs to PAM, CAMEELI, GAIL, NORAH also a special hug RORY. Sorry if I have missed anyone out, but you know If you need a hug and a prayer I enough for everyone LOL

Anonymous said...

LANCASHIRE STEPH - have just read your comment above re your message yday - many thanks for the offer - it really is a most kind offer and much appreciated but I dont give out my personal details to folks I dont know - sorry - it's not cos it's you that's asking, it would be the same for anyone so please dont be offended and hope you understand. I don't Facebook, Tweet, do ebanking etc.etc.. I am old fashioned in that respect so sorry about that. But I will look into cling silicone and perhaps get some if I think it would help - although I would still prefer a die to do the work for me - hint hint Sue! OK not a very subtle one.

Glad to see you back on the blog Steph - you were missed by many Wilsonettes - take it easy now you are home.

Thanks folks for the messages re my toe - I know it's nothing compared to what some Wilsonettes have to endure from info on this blog - so as my hubby says - 'man up woman' - thank goodness he's not a nurse!

Thanks again
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is beautiful - I love the colours. So pretty. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, this is stunning! I love the layering and gorgeous background, as well as the fab colours, hugs Carole Z X

Lacelady said...

Morning Sue, It's not as psychedelic as I thought it was going to be, from your opening statement. I love it, and turquoise is great.

Congrats to the winner, I am very envious.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card - I think it's the fabulous peacock feathers distress ink that does it for me. I really love this colour especially with white it always looks amazing. Have a good day.
Beverley W

Kate's Cards said...

So,so pretty.

Alice G said...

Wow, what an adorable card. It's just so pretty, I love it.

Hugs Alice xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the resist technique, it makes a superb background especially using the peacock feathers ink, beautiful card as always
Sending hugs to all who need one
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A truly beautiful and opulent card I love how you have layered this one and the colours are wonderful no need for sunglasses on my screen.

Congratulations to Aquarius something to treasure for you lucky lady!

Sorry I missed the post yesterday on the safe arrival of a potential crafter! Congratulations to the new Grandma, hope you enjoyed the first of many cuddles.

Gail sending you my love stay strong thinking of you and your dear brother, if only there was something we could do, sending you a comforting hug.

Cameeli thinking of you as you prepare to say farewell to your dear friend.

Clare hope your foot is feeling more comfortable today.

Weekend hugs to all especially Pam, Tina, Steph, Gail, Cameeli and not forgetting Norah.

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

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love your white embossing & resist technique. Congratulations to the lucky winner.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,

And good morning to all the ladies. I love this card and - like a lot of your followers - adore the colour. I find if I'm not too heavy handed I can get a lovely light colour, but if I really go for it, it's vivid and vibrant - in other words really in-your-face, just what I want sometimes!

Congrats to Aquarius - jealous - me - never!

Clare, my toes are curling at the thought of the supermarket trolley. I hope you soon recover.

I also hope all who need a lift health-wise or mentally have a better day. My friend is coming along really well and the surgery was a success.

Love to Sue, mum and all ladies xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I just love everything about this one! I adore the colour, one I haven't got but must get soon.

Congrats to Aquarius.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and the colours are lovely. love Jean Z xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, lovely colour.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

SusanP, Kent said...

This is a bright and cheerful colour which shows up the gorgeous stamped design. Love the central layering it really draws the eye in towards the sentiment.

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & lovely blog friends,
Wow Sue I love the brightness of this card, it looks like a clear blue ocean, with the oppressive heat of the last couple of days I could just do with diving in! I love everything about the card, it would definitely brighten someone's day and stand out from other cards on the shelf!
Cameeli, thinking of you as you prepare for monday, what an amazing idea, making a little floral gift as a little token gift. Try and stay relaxed though!
Clare W ouch! the craft room will wait, maybe do some crafting instead!
Mrs B, wow weren't we treated to an amazing storm last night, was the biggest/longest one I can remember, the kittens did not enjoy it though! I am just hoping that there are no lasting effects of the torrential rain!
Well I must sort myself out and get in the craft room, I still have a list of cards to make, trouble is I seem to have developed a horrendous 'new' pain in my bad hip, it's like the pain of sciatica (which I have in my good side) but it's there constantly! My morphine medication that I take regularly will not touch it! It's so painful, but I must not give in! Norah I will swap it for the odd one you picked up at a Dunelm, maybe we could go there today and see if I can get an upgrade!
Sorry I hate to whinge about my ailments! But today ithe pain is taking over and winning! Grrrrrr!
Hugs to all of you my lovelies, hope the sun shines at some point over the weekend!
Sandra xxx

Jill Liddle said...

Absolutly stunning, what more is there to be said.

karenlotty said...

Bad luck Clare W It's so frustrating wen a simple accident cause so much pain I know how you feel I simply walked down a couple of steps and had the most excruciating pain across the back of my calf A week later the same thing happened! Hosp think it's a Bakers Cyst waiting for GP to confirm BUT I'm on a Salsa dancing weekender and it's so frustrating not being able to join in!!! Congrats Aquarius AND Sue the card is beautiful Peacock Feathers is my fav colour at mo coz certain greens and blues go with it

Caroljsmith said...

Sue love the background colours really fresh summer card

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, No sun glasses needed here lol, this card is so beautiful, love the background and the Peacock Feathers. The Lacy Tiers die is delicate. Enjoy the weekend with your Mom.
Congratulations to Aquarius, you lucky Wilsonette.
Gail my thoughts and prayers are with you and your dear brother.
Cameeli thinking of you at this sad time.
Pam I agree it would be lovely to meet everyone as Cameeli suggested more laughing and chatting sounds good, with a little crafting.
Daily hugs to Pam, Tina, Cameeli, Lynne M, Lynda, Jean, Tres, Steph, Norah, Cazzie, Tandy and Sandra.
Clare W ouch your poor toe, hope it's not broken, keep you foot up and rest.
Congratulations new Grandma.
My friends from Canada are in London at the moment and will be coming up north on Monday, can't wait to see them.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
What a bonnie card you have made for us today Sue. The peacock feathers is so beautiful over the white embossing. Stamping the part circles around the edge just looks so pretty, but the pure white centre with the stamped middle shows up the other perfectly and what better a colour of card to name the winner of Wednesdays card Aquarius.... Well done. Enjoy your mini masterpiece from Sue as we that have one already do, pride of place for utmost inspiration.
Cameeli, i think that is such a beautiful thoughtful thing that your partner is doing for the others at the funeral when you both are going through the heartache of your friend as well.
Brenda, thank you for the including my beautiful boy as well in your hugs. I wish we could have the open house that you have but they know the toad too well.
Helen, have you tried one of those heat pads on your clothes or a hot water bottle that covered in a towel, it'll not burn you and might just give you some relief. Lynne, you could try that as well after your lovely girls have finished doing your excerises with you to keep you fit or fit to drop which ever fits the bill. They are just trying to keep you young and alert.;)
Lynda, congratulations on becoming a grannie to a beautiful baby boy. I hope that your daughter-in-love is recovering well and your son will be over the moon i hope with his new bundle of joy.
Happy birthday Wheely Bad to your nephew, 12 today. Hope he has a great birthday.
Ita, sorry my brain left somewhere and just couldn't remember, are you in hospital flower, if so i hope that you are getting better and will be home again soon.
Mrs B, you are a braver woman than i, because i would have been under the bed if i could, but seeing as i can't behind the settee will do me until the lightening passes thank you very much. I was in Alcudia, Majorca at a restuarant when it started and it was fully glass around us. Now when i was little, we had lightening strike our windows and shatter them so obviously i have never forgotten this. The silly old woman that i was with said that it can't do you any harm, well i didn't wait long enough to find out, i up sticks and ran back to the hotel, i was terrified. But hey this is the same person who's grandson thought it funny to tell someone who was frightened of flying that when you went through turbulence that meant you were going to crash. 30 years later i am still a nervous wreck when it comes to flying.
Clare W, your poor toe and i don't think it advisable to try golf shoes on Monday unless they are bigger than your feet and you have plenty of padding around it. Someone rammed me with a trolley the other day when i was getting somethings for mum. Oh i didn't see you, sorry. Going to tell me how she managed not to see an almost 14 stone woman at 5'1". Crikey the michellin man doesn't have a look in, but she didn't see me, too much in a rush. The legs have decided they are staying on the strike the they started on Thursday, so just as well the derriere has some padding to get up and down the stairs with. The downstairs WC that toad is putting in will come in very handy for days like these. You know the picture that i give you all of my hills on a beautiful summers day, well i just need to keep that in my imagination the now as that is the nearest that the sun will be here today.
Steph, please take things easy, i know you are wanting to get things done, but we don't want you landing back in, please.
To Gail, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your brother. I wish there was something that we could do to ease the pain that he is going through and that you have in your heart, flower. Sending big hugs to you at this time and to everyone else that is fragile in one way or another, going through the mill with hurting. I hope that the sun will be able to shine from the inside out for you,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

barbiepinkfairy said...

A real stunner. Love it. Fathers' day tomorrow for some of us a difficult day but enjoy the memories they never leave us xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Take care. Claire

Craftysusan said...

Beautiful Sue. The peacock feather ink is so lovely and fresh looking too. Love the stamping. Thank you for this lovely card.

CraftyJo said...

Lovely Sue, don't need sunglasses really, it's bright but certainly not overly-so :)

Maryann Laursen said...

This is so beautiful as ever Sue and I love the blue color, you´ve used on this one, so beautiful.

Rose in Chester said...

WOW Sue, it's another stunner. I LOVE the colouring and the neat focal point. Just lovely, everything.
Hugs, Rose

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hello to all crafting friends.
I love today's card Sue. I have peacock feathers and have never used it as I thought the colour too strong for me. However the way you have used it is truly lovely and I shall bring it out of enforced retirement ASAP ! Thanks for giving me a much needed prod to try something different. I get in such a rut sometimes.
Clare - ouch your poor toe! Do hope you feel better soon and that it's not broken.
Sandra - you are no whinger - you sound such fun! I am sorry you are in so much pain sending crafty hugs.
Sending love to all the other ladies on this blog who suffer such a lot.
Have a lovely weekend everyone. Sorry about the thunderstorms! Seemed to have missed those - so far.
Love Myra

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

I love this card sue the colour is one of my favs, my bedroom is this colour. Its stunning, I have finally managed to get the kittens on the blog they are getting bigger and stronger each day. The blog is anyway gotta, run hugs to all that need them.lorraine x

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

I love this card sue the colour is one of my favs, my bedroom is this colour. Its stunning, I have finally managed to get the kittens on the blog they are getting bigger and stronger each day. The blog is anyway gotta, run hugs to all that need them.lorraine x

Susan White said...

Such a pretty, pretty card - love the blue and white and that stamp is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

greendragon said...


terrie said...

Great looking card...I like the layers and the color...
Well done Sue

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, I adore this card - so very pretty. A must-try!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the stamp. Congratulations to Aquarius

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone.
A real beauty this card is Sue, very delicate with a clean,fresh look. hope Everyone is ok today.
From Christine C and Ella

magpie said...

Hellooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! Beautiful card Sue. I love the Peacock Feather. It reminds me a bit of Wedgewood and it would look so good too as a Christmas card....(cough! cough!). It's got a lovely fresh look about it. Love how you've done the "inner" technique. Stunning! Congratulations Aqaurius on winning the Wednesday card giveaway! You lucky lucky lady you and you'll love it even more in real life xx Hoping you and the family are fine and dandy Sue. Had a great time in bonnie Scotland thank you Yorkielass. My brother lives in Symington which is a little village. In fact there are two of the same name about a mile from each other so lucky I have the postcode....! (Lol!)You have made such beautiful cards all week Sue. Thank you for the inspiration xx Sending love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes who need an extra lift from what they are going through xx Take care Sue and everyone xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

I wonder if I send it via head office addressed to Sue with a stamped envelope then if you gave your add to Sue to enter into blog candy comp maybe Sue could address the envelope ? Was it you Clare that lives near me, opposite or near the school (Bolton) or is my brain giving up ?? Im not offended at all Clare so please dont think you have upset me in any way xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today, so bright and chilled in colour just what we need on a lovely hot summers day, well for once it is with us today,I missed yesterday's card, just not sure where the day went, but it was gorgeous too, the green is a lovley fresh shade, thanks for sharing as usual.
Claire W I use Sues trick of putting a hat pin each end in the piercing hole that holds the ruler in place which makes piercing so much easier.
Norah, you get those legs of yours back, either that or pop back to dunelm and ask then for an exchange.
Lynne, Tilley and Culley hope you are all behaving! Loving the name change, take care and look after your aches.
Cameeli such a lovely thought from your partner to do arrangements for all the mourners on MondY, I will be thinking of you both on Monday.
June, Pam, Karen, Sandra, Tres, Tandy, Cazzie, Steph, Margaret, and all my Wilsonette friends big hugs to you all xxx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. I think peacock feathers has to be one of my favourite distress inks. Lovely background. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

CLARE W. Sorry its me I got you mixed up with one of our Wilsonettes that live really near to where I live !! Typical - cottonwool brain LOL. But maybe the other option could work with Sue's permission, obviously : ) xx

Lancashire Steph xx

Sue Coles said...

I just love this card, gorgeous colour. Sue x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone I love today's card,the coluurs. And the stamp is lush.Thank you for your inspiration.It is a very hot summer' day here,and yes I am still in Hospital ,most of the time pain free thanks to the Morphine,have a good week end,Sue you must be packing your bags soon??

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue what a pretty card, love the colours and the die.
congratulation to Aquarius
Yvonne xxx

Leanne said...

So pretty!

Linda said...

Good morning Sue and all!!!

This is another gorgeous treasure! Thanks for reminding me of techniques .... your embossing and inking is fantastic!

Have a lovely weekend ladies!

Eemeli said...

Funny that today's winner is "Aquarius" and you have made your card in
aqua color scheme (which I by the way totally love!) =) Wonderful creation
overall and those dies look very nice.


Barbara said...

Gorgeous creation today Sue, the colours are beautiful. Blue and white just looks so clean and fresh.
Congratulations to Aquarius, my star sign too!

Meg said...

Really beautiful card Sue, I love the Peacock Feathers colour.

Margaret O

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Lovely card with a unique take on these stamps. It really works well and just adore the colour. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

nannapat said...

Gorgeous design Sue and Peacock Feathers is one of my favourite colours. Pat x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Live the peacock feathers ink. However, it's a bit bright for me I think. Nearly bought it last week when I bought some Zentangle stamps from the shop in Wantage. Will be trying the resist technique though. Hope everything goes ok for you on Monday Cameeli. Now make Sue you have plenty of rest lands Steph after your stay in you are not far away from me Mrs B I think we must have seem the same lightening storm. It was spectacular wasn't it. Not much thunder though just very faint rumbles. Although my daughters dogs didn't like it. Hugs as usual to Pam and anyone else feeling down in the dumps today. Hope you see your hills again soon. Norah. Keep up your musings Steph and Norah they both make my day.

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely colour on today's card, so fresh and bright, perfect for a sunny day. The stamp looks great used as a background. I'm a big fan of the resist technique myself and particularly enjoy using vivid colours over the crisp white. It really makes a card pop.

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, I Love Love Love this card. It so fresh and vibrant. I will def have a go at this one but slightly different die. If it comes out half as good as yours I will be happy. Enjoy the sunshine.
X Ros

Craftycatty said...

WOW... What a stunningly beautiful card..... I love it. the colour is so fresh!

Jane said...

I Love it just divine.

Jane xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today - I love Peacock Feathers, and the way you have used it with the white embossing powder is fabulous - tones it down a little. It is a lovely summery colour and brightens the day.
Clare , sorry to hear about your toe. That must have been so painful - hope you're feeling a bit better now and that it's not broken. Cameeli will be thinking of you of Monday. At my Mam's funeral we gave everyone daffodils as they were her favourite flowers and the mourners were really touched by it, so it is lovely that your partner is making little floral tributes.
To all my wonderful fellow Wilsonettes, have a lovely evening And I'll see you all tomorrow. Love especially to Pam, Gail, Norah, Steph, Cameeli, Lindsey, Lynne and pesky critters, Tina xxxx Alison

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, love love love love this card. Absolutely gorgeous with the white resist and peacock blue background. The stamp is lacey and I'm sure could be used as a background on a ( dreaded word) Christmas card as it looks snowflake-ish. Can't wait till you are back on our screens as it seems so long ago that we saw you last. Lol lynne m x x x

Name change now no longer pesky critters but " give your mum a heart attack why don't you"meanaces. Reason why late commenting is that it has taken quite awhile for my heart rate to come down and the shaking to stop. I was leaning out of my bigger craftroom ( lots more space to add more stuff!!!) window to speak to hubby in the back garden and he asked where his precious girls were and I replied that they had followed me upstairs. With that Cully leapt up onto the window sill and put her head out of the window. OMG, what a scary moment I grabbed hold of her and somehow got her back down ( not able to use left arm much and Cully is not a lapdog) telling her that she is not a cat and therefore window sills are out of bound. Then the shakes started as I realised just how close she had come to going out the window. I know Cully didn't do it to scare me but that was the result. To say it was enough to turn my hair grey is an understatement. Told hubby that he can keep them downstairs tomorrow and I will be in the craftroom for some quiet me time.

Massive hugs and lol to my fab friends here in blogland. Lol lynne & mighty menaces to health x x ( aka pesky critters)

Laura O said...

love the colour you have used ,and this is a stunning card Sue ,Laura O

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous nit too bright love the colour.

Helen Barker said...

Beautiful card,very bright and cheerful.
Helen Bx

Aspiring crafter said...

Love the colour of this card Sue and those stamps have been on my wish list for a while now- think they must move up the list! Beautiful card!

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A very stylish and classy card. xx

Jane Franklin said...

Just back from 16 days with no 'sue cards', great hols but missed the daily blog. Enjoying catching up tho. Hope everyone well. Luv jax

Jane Franklin said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Theresa Pace said...

i love it and don't think it is so bright!. so pretty white and peacock feathers xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Evening Sue, Lovely card, gorgeous stamping, gorgeous colours, gorgeous die-cuts, I love it !!
Congratulations to Aquarius.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

johanna from widnes said...

hi sue what a beautiful card, beautiful colour and beautiful design it truly is fantastic love J well done to todays winner of a coveted sue card

Disco Queen said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I love the colour choice. Theresa x

fluffycat said...

High Sue, this is the third time today I have tried to read the comments and admire your beautiful card but life kept interrupting! I love the style and colour. I know that I have white embossing powder somewhere but do you think that I can find it? I think it has gone the way of Norah's legs.
Cameeli, the floral gifts are a beautiful idea and I am sure will be much appreciated.
Clare W, ouch! I ran over my big toe a couple of years ago with a full wheely bin. I was convinced it was broken but x-ray said otherwise. Strong painkillers and the same open-toed sandals with the top buckle undone were all I could wear for weeks. Hope yours heals more quickly.
Congratulations Aquarius on winning Wednesday's card, it is beautiful.
Wishing everyone a peaceful evening.

Barbarj said...

What a beautiful card,will have to make a version of this myself Barbara

Carol S. said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the colour and design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

lynda said...

Good evening Suel & Wilsonettes Wow a stunning card I love the resisting technique I haven't done that for a long time so have to have a play again. The peacock blue is gorgeous as are the stamps & dies very elegant .
Love & hugs Sue enjoy your Sunday with your mom
Lynda Brock xx

Thank you for all congratulations on my baby grandson
He is my third grandson. My son has Alfie from his first marriage he is 8 & my daughter has Joseph he is 9
& my son now has two step daughters 16 & 14 good girls .I had loads of cuddles with Harry & he is beautiful poor mum after 6 hours in labour they gave her a
c section & she looked shattered they all came home today,

Clare W Ooo poor you having a trolley attack hope your toe is not broken,keep off it at much as possible hugs Lynda xx

Sandra sorry you are suffering with horrendous pain on top of all yor other pains sending you BIG HUGS but gentle ones love Lynda xx

Wow Lynn what a scary moment with Cully,so glad you managed to save her from falling out that window
Big cuddles to her & Tilly ( the pesky critters ) hugs tou you Lynda xx

Cameeli what a lovely thought of your partner giving floral gifts to all the mourners.I will be thinking of you on Monday at this sad time my prayers are with you both love Lynda xx

Lanc Steph hope training session went well but don't over do it . Hope you don't mind if I pinch your idea of leaving a crafty list about for hubby as I have a birthday & a 45 th wedding anniversary at beginning July hugs Lynda xx

Ita hope your stay in hospital is a short one hugs Lynda

Gail my thoughts & prayers are
with you & your brother hugs Lynda xx

Sending love & hugs to Pam, Norah,Lindsay,Tina Tres Alison, June,Cazzie & any one if have forgotten.Lynda xx

Syed Kazim Ali said...

Latest All Hot Current Affairs, Bollywood News updates, funny and lol pictures

samantha wade said...

How funny, thought i was on Julia's blog, it must me the colour and dots,x

SHARICA said...

WOW .. I Love this card so much .. must have a go at something similar :)

Ann Dale said... elegant as always !! Love it !!

nzillingworth said...


nzillingworth said...


nzillingworth said...


Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Stunning card Sue, your attention to detail is amazing, thank you for all your inspiration, love Jennifer x x x

Nana on the Hill said...

Such a classy card, beautiful.

Timemimi 當代迷你倉 said...


Timemimi 當代迷你倉 said...


julie laz said...

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