Thursday, 19 June 2014

Love is Blind

Hello my fellow crafters!  This is one of the videos that will illustrate the reasoning behind the Basic Frames Set A and Set B for you.  It is also just a lovely card  and even with the flowers, you might even think the men in your lives will like it just fine! LOL

Buy from Joanna Sheen

 Finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Welcome home Sue, although I am sure it was hard leaving Mum behind. Beautiful card, love it, so chic
Hugs and caring thoughts for all on the blog, especially Gail, Jean, Steph, Norah, Tina, Tres, Cameeli and all the names I have forgotten (sorry).

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
A really beautiful card this morning. will watch the video later!!

Hope you arrived home safely and are resting today!!

Belated Birthday to those who I missed this week.

Any football fanatics good luck tonight, I will be cheering or screaming at the box later!!

Have a great day. and Cameeli cuddles for those in pain or a bit under the weather xx

Cameeli xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
A really beautiful card this morning. will watch the video later!!

Hope you arrived home safely and are resting today!!

Belated Birthday to those who I missed this week.

Any football fanatics good luck tonight, I will be cheering or screaming at the box later!!

Have a great day. and Cameeli cuddles for those in pain or a bit under the weather xx

Cameeli xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, welcome back.
Another stunning card, love all the wonderful detail.
Off to watch the Video.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Virginia Davey said...

Morning Sue hope you had a good flute back and that you rest up today. Love the card.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Welcome back, I hope you are going to reat before the hectic weekend you have in front of you.
Beautiful card and video, I am glag to see you gut your cards aswell, we have to be thrifty. I think I saw you demo this before. Take care all Kitty.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, hope you are not feeling too jet-lagged, it is nice to think of you back in this country although it must be hard for you leaving your family behind. Beautiful card, I have all these dies and that stamp! Love the curl on the background paper too. Love Jean xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Welcome back Sue.
Ooh la la, now wasn't sure about this one until I saw the colours right at the end and wow what a difference a colour can make. A video to watch too you spoil us Sue, so thank you for sharing.xx

Hazel said...

Welcome back Sue, As usual another beautiful car. Hazel xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue WOW what beautiful card and the colour is wonderful. Welcome home hope you had a good journey home. Bet it was hard leaving your mum. Off to watch the video now. Take care xxx

Debs A xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful and elegant card. Lucky men indeed to receive one of them.
I've got all of those dies and they are absolutely lovely. Those flowers are gorgeous!
Welcome back to this country.
Hugs, Rose

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I really like this card - thank you
Welcome back to the UK
Come on England.............
Pat x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Welcome home although it must be sad leaving your Mom. Like Jan I wasn't sure if the colour until I saw the last photo that shows the true colour. Will watch the video later because I am off to our caravan for a few days. The card is lovely and agree it would be a nice card for a man. Your Californian sets A and B are very useful and make layering so easy.
Hugs x
Heather T

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue absolutely stunning card, love the layout and the colours. Great video. Hope you had a good flight back. Bx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card,love the corner detail. Will diff watch the video later. Lovely to have you back. Rest up before your busy weekend.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Welcome home. I hope you had a sfe and easy journey home.
A great card, love it! Love the look of the curled back paper and that stamp and sentiment are brilliant. The men would love this card, but without the flowers maybe! 2 sleeps : ))
Sending Pam her daily hug : )
And hugs for Norah, Jean, Gail, Tina, Cameeli and all in need.
Julie Laz, I hope you are ok.
Norah, I hope you enjoyed your trip out with your friend yesterday. Did you treat yourself to anything good? Here's hoping that your hills are sunny today.
Have a good day everyone.
Take care.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Great card today. Love the colours and the flowers on the corner detail. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue.
Hope you had a save journey home and you have a day resting before you make a start for your crafting weekend. It must be hard leaving your family but your mom is in good hands with the rest of the family and her breakfast friends looking after her until your return.
This is a stunning card. Now i know why you need set A and set B they are a match made in heaven. Love the layout, colours and the turned corner.
Have a restful day and take care.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

sonja_w said...

I really like this card, even though the image is not something I normally like. The soft colours make it as do the frame dies. Welcome back to the UK, x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I will watch the video later. I hope you had a good journey. It is lovely to know that we will be seeing you soon on TV. Have a great day. Love Jackie

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card today,loving all the creams and browns.
hope that you are back safely.

Laura O said...

a fantastic card again Sue ,Laura O

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the layering dies and the curl back on the design paper. The sentiment made me smile! I think this is one for the girlies though. Welcome back. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all who need one.

Mrs B said...

Just had a look at the Creative Expressions site and seen some Wilsonettes have been lucky in the draw. Congratulations to you all, Norah that was a lovely birthday surprise for you I'm sure. I am thrilled for you : ) x

Anne Crawford said...

Wonderful Card and Video! Just so gorgeous I wouldn't want to give it away, I love the turned over corner it is so effective and of course the corset stamp and dies are great but it's how you have highlighted and designed it that makes it!
Hope your journey home was an easy one as I'm sure leaving your mom wasn't, but we are so happy to have you back and so looking forward to your shows on Saturday and Sunday, I will have to watch the Sat. afternoon show later as we have Captain's Day at the golf club.
Hugs to all xo

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, Welcome back hope your journey was quick for you it must be tiring going back and forward so much hope mum is still well.
Well what a beautiful card I liked it
even before the last pic. which showed its
true colour.
Nancyd xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Another lovely card, lots of great detsil on it.


Anonymous said...

Love these muted colours, Sue, and the whole composition. Don't have the dies (sob) but would love to matt and layer so effectively. Wouldn't normally think of using that stamp, but with the 'sentiment' it is such fun. Yes, always gutting card - who wouldn't? Thanks for video!
And welcome back.

'P' in Wales

Tina, Lynda, fluffycat and Tres - old gentleman Tiger just needs an immense amount of sleep, a lot of food and a bit of loving when he isn't doing the other two! Don't think there will be a lot of excitement, but he's great and seems very happy, and healthy too.

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, welcome back!! Wow what a beautiful card, all the fabulous details, the the corner detail, video later..hugs Carole Z X

Vick said...

Absolutely stunning Sue, although its hard you leaving your mom, we're selfish cause we want you here lol, hugs, V xx

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card, love the design and colour.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Hope you returned home safe n sound and at a decent time ! Morning Wilsonettes.
At first glance I wasnt sure, but looking again, yeah, I like it, very 'cheeky' and ideal for a red blooded male, although for anyone that likes burlesque then it would be ideal for them too. Without scrolling back up to check if what Im about to say is daft or not, would there be room to decorate the basque with a tiny bit ostrich feather maybe ?
Its not a stamp I would choose to add to my stash, but you always show the best in everything whereas I wouldnt be able to show it off at its best. Im not that good.
Poor Cassie bitten by a rockwotsit dog yesterday so off to the vet to get her checked, her poor little ear just bled and bled, so more antibiotics and pain meds, at last it has stopped bleeding !
Well a week today our beautiful girl becomes a wife, you watch the weather change !
At least the football (swear word in our house) hasn't ruled her future hubby's life and wont be spending their honeymoon watching tv !!!!! Off to try and get shoes and bag today, then im done, just need to organise myself ready for sunday market and make a few more cards !
Hoping you manage a little rest today before your busy weekend Sue.
Sending love and hugs to all that need comfort today.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Welcome home. I hope you had a smooth flight home. (Not easy leaving family). The card is lovely colours really nice. I'll watch the video later as I have 2 grandchildren here today. Have a rest before Saturday. Hugs Heather.x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Welcome home, I know you must find it hard to leave your Mom and your family. Hope you have not hit the ground running and have time to relax before you start all your demo dates.

This card is amazing, and I have the ingredients to make it! Looking forward to the weekend for your shows.

Love Rosemarie xx

Muriel Kelly said...

A really cute card and I am so glad the basic frames sets A and set B were the first of your dies that I bought together with the California Collection Napa Valley. They are so versatile

Muriel x

Maryann Laursen said...

Welcome home Sue, hope you had a plesant trip and get some rest now too afterwards.
Gorgeous card here again today, and with soo many beautiful details again.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - what a card! love it - and although I still love the quilled leaves the set A&B are also a fave - love them - thank you.

Wondered if you can tell us what colour/make that light blue pencil is you use - any particular HB you would recommend? I've just had a look at my coloured pencils and the light blue in there seems too dark compared to what you are using - could you recommend one perhaps?

Finally - love that blue/green top you are wearing - you must have quite a few tops as you never seem to wear the same one twice in your videos - assuming you film lots of cards at the same time you must be forever changing your top!

Well houseworks calls and then more crafty sorting - it's amazing just how long all this takes but it will be worth it when I can find everything again.

Welcome home
Clare W

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Hope you're not feeling too sad. Just count the weeks until you see your family again.
Love the concept of the card but sadly not the image. It reminds me a dress form and I have nightmares about them!!!
Love Val in Spain x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Sorry but todays card is not for me as Im not into the corset/shoes/handbag thing on cards(wardrobe is a different matter with the handbags lol!).
Hope you are having a chill ready for the weekend.
Ang x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue welcome back, hope all went well, hope mum Ok too. Love the card and the sentiment, quite true really. X

Sue Crease said...

Welcome back. Wonderful card with such a fun sentiment for any girl friend. Love the folded corners to show the pretty paper off. Great use of the dies as always.
Sue. C

Brooke b said...

Gorgeous card and sentiment, love the layout and flowers. JB xxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Great card, lovely colours looking forward to your weekend shows and hope you had a good journey xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Will have to watch the video later.

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
What a brilliant card, I just wish you had posted yesterday, as it's my 38th Wedding Anniversary today and I could have used this one for some inspiration. Never mind I did get a card made for hubby!
Pam I don't know how you manage it being first to comment every morning, but I love to read your comments, they make my day, thank you for all your kind wishes along with everyone else, including Mrs B. And Steph.
Welcome home Sue looking forward to the weekend!
Gail C x

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone. Welcome back Sue.Hope you will have time to rest before your busy weekend!!
A beautiful card today, and I will watch the video later.
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I have had a little difficulty with your video this morning. I managed to see about half of it and then it just stopped playing. Never mind I got the jist of it.
I love kraft card/paper - it takes me back to my childhood when brown paper bags and wrapping were the only things available (or that we could afford! So it goes without saying that today's colour scheme for today's gift is superb.
Although specific images are not my choice as focal elements there are times when an image comes along and just shouts 'use me' and today's is one of those. I shall be conjuring one of these before too long as I have just the person in mind to receive.
Still trying to pack one or two craft goodies without 'hawkeye' watching me!!
Hope you had a good flight Sue and not too tired today.
Take care everyone and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Diane said...

Hi Sue great card today I love the colouring technique it really made it stand out. Thank you for showing us why we need the two frame sets the effect is lovely. Hope you had a safe trip home I know you will be sad to leave your mum but make sure you have a rest before your busy weekend. Take care love Diane G xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, "WELCOME HOME" What a Truly great Video with lots of great Tips and Techniques, I really Love The Stamps, and can I say I so Loved The Paper you have chosen for your project, I love both sides I love how you turned back the two opposite corners to reveal the other side of this Beautiful Paper.
I Love all The Dies used today The California Basic A and The Decorative B and also The Hollywood Set then also your Awesome Faux Framed Flowers from your Finishing Touches Range. I Love The Sentiment and the great tip about using Blue and White Pencils, also using Antique Distress Ink I love the whole range of Distress Ink.
Well Thank you Sue once again for sharing for the fantastic tips and techniques, for the wonderful Video and the great Photography. Most of all for The Daily Inspiration you give to me. And this wonderful Blog which I just Love.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs from Sam x

Marion said...

Hi Sue very different card but I like it.I agree with you about trying to do a matt using the outer edge of the die ,very hard to get it right,i have both of the die sets and it is much easier and a nice finish.
Marion H

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this one. Welcome back Sue. Looking forward to your tv appearances.

Lancashire Steph may I ask which market you at at weekend?

Love to all xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this one. Welcome back Sue. Looking forward to your tv appearances.

Lancashire Steph may I ask which market you at at weekend?

Love to all xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, sorry I have not commented the last week, I've seen all your beautiful cards and love them all, I will be trying them out too, love Mondays one,
crafty hugs Julie xx

Sue and the lovely ladies
I have been so unwell and on a lot of medication, most of it is controlled drugs, morphine and so on, they've put me on a new one called OxyContin, let's see if that helps me,
I have read all your comments and have missed you all so much,
Hugs to all Julie xxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great video, loved seeing that you gut card too :-)
Super card, love the colour and rolled corners too.
Donna Jones

julie laz said...
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Sue from Wiltshire said...

What a stylish card, so elegant. Thanks for all the tips in the video, learning all the time, now just have to put it all in practice:-)

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, Great card, love the sentiment.

Joan D said...

Yes I'm sure the men would love this one. Don't think they'd even notice the flowers!
Such a different card. Love it. Will watch video later. Thank you for all your inspiration x x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Welcome home, hope you flight was okay.
Love the card, but not the the corset image, just not into bags, shoes etc.
Will watch the video later.

Janette MacArthur said...

I love the curled corners - must try this one - thanks Sue for all your great hints & tips! Welcome home - looking forward to weekend shows!
Janette x

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Sue ...hope your back safe from your trip ...
Love the card ..hugs ...x

Alice G said...

Morning sue, hope you had a safe journey back. Gorgeous card. Not sure I'd have the courage to send it to a man - the. Men I know would never let me live it down lol! I'm so impressed with all your dies Sue, think if I had bought these at the start of my journey I would have had such a complete set . You really thought of everything when you made them. I'm so impressed with how tidy and organised you are. I'm such a messy crafter!

Hugs Alice xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a fun sentiment and a gorgeous card

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Welcome back to England. Hope you had a good journey back. My word Sue this card is a bit cheeky, but I'm loving it. A basque stamp isn't one I would buy but thanks for sharing it with us. The men would love this. Wish there was a pool cloud where we could all share each other's stamps if we needed to. Sometimes I think I would like to made a so and so card but don't have the right stamp. Wouldn't want to go and buy one especially for a one off, but just have a lend of one. Looking forward to seeing you back on our tv. Hope you had a lovely day yesterday Norah with your friends. Hope your hills are sunny that it is here in a not to sunny Witney. Hugs to Pam, Cameeli ,lances Steph and anyone in need of a hug today.

ellyscard creatief said...

What lovely and fun card.
Off to watch the video.
Gr Elly

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely to have you home with us Sue, thank you so much to your Mom for sharing. Today's card is gorgeous, will watch the video later, though as the boys are having their second backing session in a minute!
Julie, sorry you are still so poorly, let's hope the new meds give you some relief.
Steph, be careful and don't over do things.
Gail hope you and the family are ok.
Right got to go, take care all love to all my friends on here xxxx

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Love the card,the saying on it is very witty,very appt for a man's card.
Love Angela x

gwen70 said...

Another wow card, love the sentiment

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you so much for this video. It's one of my absolut favorits. And the reason why I bought these dies :)I've watched it so many times :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for the demo with all your useful tips and techniques. Love the Kraft colours.
Looking forward to your shows!
Veronique L

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, not sure about giving it to a man! It might just give them ideas! Anyway to me it is more of a girlie card.

Welcome back, looking forward to seeing you on our screens again, can't wait.

We were at the Dolly Parton concert last night in Glasgow, she Is some gal! It was really good but we both thought that some of her songs were overpowered by the band, who were really loud, and it was hard to make out what she was singing, it was a good night otherwise.

Off to watch the video now, so take care everyone, hugs to all who need the,, Jess x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card , Welcome home hope you had a wonderful time . love Jean Z xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oooh! La! La! Very chic and sassy! I love it ans such a beautiful stamp I wonder if they do that basque in my size! I very much doubt it! Lol!Love the sentiment too.
A big welcome home hope you had a good journey.

Love Sheila xx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & lovely Blog Friends,
Ooh a cheeky one today, I have that stamp set and yes Steph you can add feathers, ribbons etc, it really sets the images off, they are a really fun set of dies! Oh I wish I could fit my body in something like that, the image in my mind is of my husband rolling around the floor laughing! So maybe not the desired effect, I'll stick to my fleecy jamas! Lol
The matting and layering aspect of your dies is what sets them apart from any other dies on the market Sue, you can tell that a crafter has sat and thought about what the perfect solution and YOU did it!
I can't wait for a peak at the new dies, any chance of a tease.....pretty please?!
Lynda & Myra, it was so lovely to hear from you yesterday, it really made my day and I have left you a reply, maybe we could exchange emails? There are many of you that I would love to contact, lovely Cameeli you in particular! How was the H & S exhibition? Hope you are resting a little today!
Janet (Yorkielass) I have visions of you hiding things inside shoes etc in you case, it must be like going through customs before you leave home!
Well today I must try and tidy my craft room, I didn't realise what a terribly messy crafter I was, I made one card yesterday, but when I am in full 'design' stage I pull out different bits and pieces to see if they work together, but I don't get up and put all the bits away until the end, Paul (lovely husband) will come in to bring me a cuppa and I can see him cringe, I think his fingers are itching to move things and put them away, he will say "did you notice there is a piece of paper on the floor" or some other pearl of wisdom, he is a neat and tidy man you see, couldn't work in the crazy mess I create! I would love to work like Sue in her lovely Studio set in the videos, but I am sure even Sue isn't that neat and tidy!
I just have to wait for my medication to kick in!
Julie I hope your new medication works for you, I take something similar (oxycodone) which is also morphine based, at first it knocked me out after every dose but now it doesn't , so give it time, the worry with those drugs is the longer you have to take them for the harder it is to stop taking them! Fingers crossed that they allow you to take control of your pain and get your life back. Hugs to you x
Sue I hope you get time to control your jet lag before the manic preparations for your weekend, I can't wait for your shows!
Hugs to all my lovely blog friends, you really do make my life so much brighter!!
Sandra xxxxxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love everything about it and those flowers are just so pretty and the sentiment is fab.

Thanks for another great video.

Welcome back!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Julie Kay said...

Saucy card Sue - love it. I have both sets of dies and will be trying this one. Regards. julie Kay xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Welcome back, it must have been so hard to leave Mom behind. Hope you have time to rest a little before the shows. Today's card is beautiful, love everything about it, the shadowing is so delicate and like your thrifty use of the card. The Californian dies are my favourite, a friend got me the borders for my birthday, yipee. Thank you for the wonderful video.
Thank you to all the wonderful ladies for the birthday wishes, had a lovely day with my friends, even showed them your blog Sue when we had a minute, they loved it. The sun shone as well.
Pam will be thinking of you on the 27th, daily hug to you.
Julie sorry you have been unwell, hope the new meds do their job, hugs to you.
Gail C Happy 38th Wedding Anniversary, have a lovely day, gentle hugs to you and your brother.
Steph not long now to the big day, good luck finding the shoes and bag, hope Cassie gets her ear sorted at the vets, poor little darling, hugs to you both.
Norah hope you had a lovely time with your friend, I like your numbers reasoning. Jim will have been close yesterday as I am sure he is everyday, you will treasure the memories of him being naughty. You made me smile when you said that you were the quiet one. Hugs to you and Rory.
Tina enjoy Bubble and Squeak, you deserve the love and smiles, Hugs to you all.
Daily hugs to Sandra, Tres, Myra, Mrs B, Margaret corgi owner, Lynne M, Lynda, Lyndsay and Anne C.
Jean D hugs to you and Gary.
Hugs to all Wisonttes who are in pain or sad.
Cameeli I will be cheering or screaming at the TV tonight, hugs to you.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

karenlotty said...

Welcome back Sue Hope flight was OK and you don't suffer too much with jet lag I'm not into corset cards for women per say except for those that do Burlesque dancing (and I don't know any!) But the sentiment did make me chuckle Off to watch video

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue welcome back. Some great ideas in this video. lovely card
Denise X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love this card and the colours you have used.
I have most of the components of the card except die set B which is on my list and a similar stamp which I can substitute. I really like the turned back corners too, it is such a nice touch to the card. I used to do this but have forgotten about it until now!
Gorgeous day in West Sussex today but I have to find time to make a couple of cards in between some weeding!
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday and Sunday.
With love
Lesley S

Gail said...

Fab card - not had time to watch the vid tut yet but will do so later - luvin the card though xx GailT xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
and all the ladies. I hope, after contacting your mum to say you are safely here, you are getting the chance to rest and get over the flight.
I wouldn't dream of wasting such a lovely card on a man (lol. It's gorgeous and would be wasted on them! I had forgotten all about turning corners back, isn't it funny how these things come and go in our memory?
Well, I've made some notes -
Julie Laz, I hope the meds work and you soon feel a bit better.
Maxine from Canada, welcome.
Gail, Happy Anniversary.
Janet, my hawkeye must have trained yours! The amount of goodies I get delivered to my house and tell him that I've done it for my friend so that her husband doesn't realise what she's spending - and he believes me!! ha ha
Lancashire Steph, enjoy your daughter's wedding, mine got married 21 years ago and I think we celebrated for about a year!! (not because we were glad to get rid of her, but because we were so happy. She met her husband at school at the age of 13 and married him at 24).
Oh, there's loads of notes I've made for Cameeli, Norah, Clare (the toe), Ang but I'll just wish everyone a lovely day. xx

nannapat said...

Welcome back Sue, hope the sun is shining for you - it's lovely up here in Northumberland. Gorgeous card today, I wish my waistline looked like that but it would take far more than a corset! Lovely faux quilled flowers and a great sentiment. Pat x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, will watch the video later. Hope you landed safely.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Welcome back my lovely. Love the card - so sassy, am sure its a mans card!!!!

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Welcome back to a sort of sunny England. Not sure I would give this to the man in my life - might give him ideas! So looking forward to the shows at the weekend. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Anonymous said...

Elegant, beautiful and classy card. Take care. Claire

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Welcome back and I am looking forward to your shows. Thank you for your video.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card colour not great on my phone except for last one. Very classy and elegent.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
This is a beautiful card i think it would appeal to many people. I love the colours that you have used as they give the basque that opulent look. I love the fact that you have made the dies so interchangeable and in the varying sizes that we need, but it takes a crafters' mind to realise what is needed to take our creations from homemade to handmade. Thank you Sue and welcome back home,although never sure whether your home is here or home is Florida and on holiday here.
Oh was i jumping up and down yesterday as i couldn't believe it when Neil emailed me to look at the winners list,i thought it was to see his latest creation. I went from 0mph to 100mph is 10 secs flat i think with excitement and to see some of my blog friends names up there was for me the icing on the cake.
Thank you ladies for all your lovely wishes, i have never ever experienced anything like that before and thank you doesn't even cover what you gave to me yesterday. I think i must have been the luckiest person alive when i found such friendship as i have here in this special blog.
Thank you Susan(Paper Junkie) for the Icon help, it is much appreciated.
Welcome Nicola Chidley. There is a few of us old crocks on this blog and you will gain so much friendship from the beautiful people on here.
Nancy D, my mum had her eyes done a couple of years ago and it made the biggest difference. Up here in Scotland, it is roughly about 18 -26 weeks between each eye getting done.
Sandra you are so right about pets as they definitely know when something is wrong with you as they sort of snuggle beside you as if to keep a close watch. Tia sticks like glue to me when i am worse than normal, she just seems to know. She might be as daft as a brush, but she is one of the most caring that i have ever known. She came in the other day with the head down as if to say "mum, Buster next door has something to eat and i don't and he wont share". It is really pathetic the look that she gave me, so i went to see what goodies i had for her, that gotten away she went with the tail wagging outside and looked at Buster to say "see my mummy loves me too", i was just looking to see if the tongue was getting stuck out at him. Boy does she know how to wrap me around her paw.
Heather (Cr@fty), have a great few days away at the caravan.
Awh Steph, poor wee Cassie, i hope that the vet has sorted her and stopped the bleeding. I wish that all dog owners would keep a closer eye on their animals, but the ones that do are always the ones that more considerate anyway.
Gail, congratulations on 38 years of marriage, i hope you both have a lovely day if possible. Sending hugs to you and your brother, i truly hope that he gets his treatment soon.
Janet(Ecco) just tell him they are requirements for the journey and you won't be lying. I always took my knitting as it amazing just what you can accomplish in a short space of time. I can't sit and do nothing, so the knitting has always went, even on honeymoon. Toad used to work constant nightshift, so he always slept during the day, so hence the reason i took it on honeymoon. When Kirsten was 3, they kept going on at me about sunbathing. Well one of the days i took the knitting and sat on the lounger to get a suntan. 4 hours later, i was a lovely shade of tomato red and there was a white square on my front where my knitting had been with 2 lovely straight lines from the needles being under the arms, not a good look i can assure you.
Well we are at the Costa de Glenochil again today with the weather so beautiful, my hills so clear and vivid showing off it's splendor to all who want to look.
Anyway, take care everyone with gentle hugs for all our fragile friends in one way or another. I hope the sun is shining out where you are and if not, let it shine from within.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Brenda Hanlon said...

Ooh la la!great card.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Glad you are home and had a good journey. I am loving today's card! Very rich. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

weefortune said...

Beautiful Card Sue and its a beautiful day what more could we ask for. Hugs Elaine x

Jill Liddle said...

This is an unusual card for you today, but nice. I really like the colours you have used.

SHARICA said...

Another Fabulous card today .. xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Welcome back to the UK and hope you had a safe journey. I bet your Mom was really sorry to see you leave and you sorry to leave her.
I'm not sure about today's card - love the layout etc but just not into corsets, handbags, shoes, dressforms etc on cards.
Congratulations on your wedding anniversary Gail, I hope you have a lovely day. Steph so sorry to hear about poor Cassie, I hope the vet sorts her out poor thing. Julie sorry to hear you have been so poorly, try to rest and take things steady and I'm sure the docs will get you sorted! Love to everyone on the blog, Alison xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue and welcome home

Lovely card this morning will watch the video later - busy day today
Carol x

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Welcome home, I hope you had a good journey and don't suffer too much with jetlag. I can see the appeal to both male and female for this card. The colours are lovely. Am enjoying using your dies. Glad you had a great day Norah. Best wishes and hugs to all those in need.
Vanessa x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Such a beautiful card today and I love the sentiment used. Thank you for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

doreenj said...

This could be a very useful card; you would be able to use it for all sorts of occasions,

Doreen x

Maxine said...

I love this card, I will try this one for sure but I love all your cards and try to duplicate them as close as possible with what I have. Thanks Sue for all the inspiration

johanna from widnes said...

hi sue, OMG how gorgeous is this card, although mine has come through golden till the end and then it returns to its natural colour, but it is really beautiful, i have a similar stamp that i will try to do this card with, hope your jetlag wasn't too bad sue, love J

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Welcome Back, although it must have been quite a wrench for you to leave. A brilliant card today with some clever tips and I particularly like the way you have turned back the card to show the pattern on the reverse. Hope you have a good day and the jetlag settles quickly. Best wishes

rachel said...

stunning work Sue - just beautiful - love that stamp xx

terrie said...

I like the color that you picked to make this card...
It has the oh la la theme...
Well done Sue

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes welcome home Sue hope your not too jet lagged & missing your mom.
I love today's card very oolala think my hubby would like this one. I think I will have to get the matting set A as I have the decretive B set & didn't realise how they worked so perfect together. Love the colours used .Sue could you please let us know what the blue hi lite pencil you use to shadow thank you card is beautiful looking forward to your shows. Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Tandy hope your husband gets treatment for his finger & swelling goes down sending you both hugs Lynda xx

Maxine from Canada welcome to the best blog all the Wilsonettes are a friendly bunch & mummer Sue she is amazing hugs Lynda

Norah congratulations on winning the blog hop hugs to you & wee Rory Lynda xx

P in Wales your old cat Tiger sound so sweet &laid back do you know how old he is bless him he is lucky to have you hugs Lynda xx

Steph ouch poor Cassie having her ear bitten hope vet sorts her out. Good luck with shoes & bag shopping, also a sell out at market Sunday hugs Lynda xx

Gale C happy 38th anniversary hope you enjoy your day big hugs to you both & gentle hug for your brother Lynda xx

Julie Laz sorry you have been in so much pain hope your new meds help you soon BIG gentle hugs Lynda xx

Sandra sending you Big hugs & cuddles to Bella & Milo & Puppy Lynda xx

Daily hugs forPam Lynn Tilly & Cully Lindsay, Camille, Yorkielass Mrs B Margaret corgi owner & all I have missed Lynda xx

jane stillman said...

A fabulous card and video, just love the corset too x

Meg said...

Not my type of card but ok if you like that sort of thing.

Margaret O

Zena McCalmont said...

Different card today, great design. Great to see something a little different. Very subtle colour, which makes it such an easy card to give.
Regards Zena x

Mary Blight said...

Hi Sue, how are you? Glad to know you are back from your trip back home, I bet you were so pleased to see your Mum & I hope she was pleased to see you? You have made another stunning card, the colour combo is very subtle but elegant! I am REALLY looking forward to meeting you on July 5th (I AM COUNTING THE DAYS!)! Best wishes, Mary Blight XXX

GMH said...

Good Morning Sue, I just returned from Florida myself, my niece graduated from high school and a big celebration was fun for the whole family.

This is a card that I love and will try to make for my sister for her birthday in August. She is sassy and wonderful and I know she will love it.

Thanks for your crafty fun cards that reflect your personality.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely lovely card, welcome home Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What can I say - this is simply gorgeous. I love every bit of this card - stunning. One of my all time favourites. Thank you.
Welcome home.
Bye for now.
SandrsP xxx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, brilliant card for female/male. If only I had the figure or less years on me to wear it. Oh well never mind the mind is willing but ny flesh is flabby!!! So glad you are back and I can't wait for your shows on the weekend. Lol lynne m & fur babies x x x

Oh the embarassment , pesky critters haircut today, you would think that they would like being pampered but no, lets create a scene by digging our claws into the pavement and plonking our bums down. Could I get them to budge no way, so I had to try to pick each one up one handed ( left arm not much good) and get them to the van. As I went to put them in the van they climbed all over me to get away. What wusses!!!!.
Well they certainly look better now and are busy rubbing themselves all over the lounge carpet. I will never understand my poochies.

Love and hugs to all my blog friends, hope your day brings you some joy. Lol lynne & pesky critters x x x

Susan White said...

Very pretty - like the way you have curled up the corners of the background paper to draw the eye into the focal image. Thanks, will get to the video later! Susan x

utilitygirl said...

Wow!! fantastic

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Very girly card today.Love the corset have not seen this stamp must of missed it.I do have a very old corset stamp which i cant use anymore as i destroyed it with an iron trying to use the fantasy film. So i am going on the hunt for this stamp which is gorgeous.
Thank you for another Video which i will watch later tonight. Hope you are not too jet lagged.
Take care
Hazel G xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue lovely card today hope your had a good flight home and not suffering too much jet lag. Julie Laz sorry you are suffering so much hope the new meds start to work soon. Hugs to all who need them today Sophy n Gran

Anonymous said...

Fun sentiment, Sue. Lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the stamp and sentiment used today - fab.
Beverley W

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue, Welcome home, and I hope you are going to rest,. seeing as you will have a hectic weekend. Take care. Susi xx

Barbara said...

Stunning card today Sue, although I am not a fan of the stamp, not really into Basques!
The matting and layering is so perfect thanks to the dies. I hope you design more dies this way.
Congratulations Norah on being one of the CE blog hop winners, lucky you!!!

Jane said...

Very Ooo lar lar .

Jane xx

yvonne masterman said...

Hiya Sue welcome back. I cant say this is one of my favs im not a corset person would rather have your usual style....Yvonne xxx

Annie Pennington said...

Great idea for a vintage style male card Sue. Love the great big roll of mounting tape you used. Is it available in the UK?

Kate's Cards said...


June Horrocks said...

Welcome back sue love the card and super video it's lovely to know your back but we know it must be hard for you. Love to you dear sue and all my friends xxxxx

iReneM said...

Oh my, Sue!! Such a stunning card.
Beautiful paper BG for the gorgeous die layers and of course the saucy corset:)

This has reminded me how nice curled back corners look. Haven't done this in ages.


Anonymous said...

Hiya Julia.
Strong stuff hon. Please dont forget to take a dose as the withdrawl symptoms are awful. I really hope they work for you. ALL these horrible but necessary drugs are so addictive : (

Thinking of you Julie.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi hon.
It's a Farmers Market in Lancashire : ) xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Afternoon Sue, A beautiful card, gorgeous colours, die cuts and the corset stamp is fabulous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Welcome home love the card and video thanks Tracy w x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, can't wait to find time to watch the vid!

Leanne said...

Pretty card!

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I'm a bit late today as at our son's in Warwick . Beautiful day!
I would not buy todays stamp set as I wouldn't really get much use out of it. However that doesn't stop me admiring what you have created with it for us. It is subtle and gorgeous. I love the paper and the colouring and the magic blue pencil work! I like the sentiment too.
Trust you are recovering from your Flight and not too tired.
Norah I was so pleased to see you had won yesterday and on your Birthday too. Pleased you had a good day.
Thanks Sandra I will do that!
Julie I thought there must be a problem - so sorry - lets hope and pray the medicine helps you a bit very soon. x
Steph hope the shoes and bag shopping were successful! Sorry about Cassie's ear! Ouch!
Gail congratulations! Thinking of you and your brother.
Sending love to Sue and all crafting friends .
Take care,
Love Myra

Carol S. said...

Great card and love the sentiment! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Welcome home lovely card love the sentiment.

Hugs Annx Without an "e"

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Lovely card today, will watch the video later. xx

AnneRD said...

Welcome home Sue. Enjoyed watching the video, the matting dies give such a professional finish. Anne x

Iggyscraftybits said...

Looking forward to watching you on c&c at the weekend Sue, have got several of your new collections and am loving using them. As it's a christmas show at the weekend .... Are we going to see some new ideas? Big hugs x

Joanne K said...

Good evening Sue, I hope you had a safe journey home. Lovely card today and another great video. Kind regards Joanne K x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
So lovely to have you back Sue hope you had a good journey and are able to have some rest today. Such a lovely card and fantastic video, thank you. Not long until the weekend, so looking forward to your shows, yippee!!

Congratulations Gail do hope you enjoy your special day, thinking of you.

Cameeli you keep calm and enjoy tonight, I will be crafting not watching!

Steph love to Cassie from the corgis I do hope she is soon ok and does not suffer any long effects bless her. I hope by now you have been successful on your shopping spree take care lovely lady.

Julie I do hope your new med will help. mine have been changed recently too so hang on in there and hope for the best, we are all thinking of you.

Tina keep on enjoying Bubble and Squeak don't worry about the housework!

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

magpie said...

Hellooooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Gorgeous card Sue, a lovely ooo la la masterpiece! Great tip for the extra flowers from the card and the cover up! I love how you've turned the corners up too on the backing paper. Another style that I'd forgotten about.... Great video and yes, the sentiment is so true....and for the men too! I can imagine how sad you'll be feeling leaving your mom. I hope you've had a lovely time and busy too, no doubt! Love the Wednesday card for giveaway. Such a delicate die and so pretty. Take your time Sue in your need to do things. I'm sure we can appreciate all the things you do and we have oodles of patience! Lol! Take care Sue and everyone xx Sending love and hugs to you Julie, I hope the medication eases your pain. So glad you had a wonderful birthday Yorkielass and Norah. Happy anniversary to you Gail, hope you've had a great day. Sending all our Wilsonettes love and hugs to ease whatever hurts they are going through. Take care Sue and so look forward to seeing you on Saturday! xx Love Karen xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hi everyone
Should anyone still be looking for the elusive tied together embossing folder, Phill Martin has some on his web site Honeypot Crafts.
Margaret corgi owner

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. I've been away and been missing my daily card 'fix'.

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you had a good journey. A lovely card and another great video I have actually watched it already. Julie Laz sorry to hear you have been so ill. Hope your new meds kick in quickly I agree with Steph don't miss a dose as it isn't nice I suffer when I have a migraine and miss a dose. Looking forward to seeing Sue on tv at this weekend. Love and hugs to all.

Janice K said...

A cheeky but opulent looking card, love the turn back details.x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Fantastic video and card just love all of it - it's so inspiring to watch your videos Thank you so much.
Hope you are not to exhausted after your long flight.
Take care Love Brenda xxx

Julie Laz hope your medication helps and you are able to get back to 'normal' soon Take it a day at a time. LOL

SusanP, Kent said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Watched the video which was great - full of useful tips! Hope you're safely home and not jet-lagged.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue and lovely blog friends

I have to say I have never bought these dies, or shoes and dresses because I am very much into bows flowers and all your other beautiful shaped dies. I have to say though watching your video and watching every stage of your card come together I loved the end product,and might even look to buy these stamps for my brother in law's card. I think sometimes we all have to step out of our comfort zone, so thank you for a fab changing video.

With love and big hugs to all my fantastic blog friends.

Tina XX

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Welcome back hope your flight was a good one , love the fold back corners never tried to do a card with them . Still not sure about kraft card but love the design , and those quilled flowers .xx
Julie hope your meds help you xx
Gail happy anniversary hope you had a lovely day .
Daily hugs to Pam, yorkielass , Mrs B and everyone on this lovely blog , especially Sue xxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Welcome back hope your flight was a good one , love the fold back corners never tried to do a card with them . Still not sure about kraft card but love the design , and those quilled flowers .xx
Julie hope your meds help you xx
Gail happy anniversary hope you had a lovely day .
Daily hugs to Pam, yorkielass , Mrs B and everyone on this lovely blog , especially Sue xxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Welcome back hope your flight was a good one , love the fold back corners never tried to do a card with them . Still not sure about kraft card but love the design , and those quilled flowers .xx
Julie hope your meds help you xx
Gail happy anniversary hope you had a lovely day .
Daily hugs to Pam, yorkielass , Mrs B and everyone on this lovely blog , especially Sue xxx

hazel young said...

stunning card and great sentiment xx hazel

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely video and card today !! I love the colour combo. Your Californian Collection Basic Set A and the Decorative Edge Set B were the first two sets of dies of yours that I bought and they are gorgeous !! I love them !! I use them a lot. I like the decorative background paper you have used and I love the idea of turning over the corner of the paper to. The faux quilled blooms flowers look fab. They are very pretty, lacey looking flowers. great sentiment to. I am not so keen on the corset stamp, but then that is just my personal opinion. I have some CE shoes and dresses stamps that I love and would use one of those instead.
I hope you are resting for a while before going on TV over the weekend. I am sure you will have a very busy weekend, so take care of yourself Sue. Lots of love to you Sue love Tres x x x

Congratulations to Gail C on your 38th Wedding Anniversary !! I hope you and your hubby had a lovely day. Lots of love and hugs to you, and also to your brother. Thinking of you both and sending best wishes to you love Tres x x x

To Norah, Congratulations on your CE blog hop win !!

To all my wonderful Wilsonette friends, I hope everyone had a good day today. Lots of love to you all from Tres x x x

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue, another late one for me. It's a great card. I wanted to comment first and then I'll watch the video later. I'm so sorry I haven't said a lot but I'm so tired.
Sleep well wilsonettes
Crafty love
Jo xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, welcome home. I'm sorry to say that this card is not for me. I like the layout with the turned corners and the flowers/leaves but not the stamp. I'm just not that kind of gal lol. The video crashed on me about half way through so will try and watch it again tomorrow. It has been a very hot and busy day and my bed is calling me but first I have to get two cats in. They are both young and enjoying the warmer nights. My old boy (nearly 21!) is never far from my side and saying 'can't we go to bed yet, mum?' so I will just wish everyone a good night and log off.

Christine C said...

Hello Sue, Welcome home,
todays gift is a glamorous,beautiful and saucy card
I love it. sending love From
Christine C and Ella

samantha wade said...

Today's card makes me go oh la la, it's a bit saucy, the gold makes it more elegant, lovely,xx

Angela Wade said...

Hi Sue, welcome back to the U.K
I like the style of today's card and the kraft type card that you've used. All the colours you've used look great together.
It's been a gloriously, sunny day in S.Wales and really warm.

Hugs and Best Wishes to you all,
Angela x

Janice Brummett said...

Beautiful card as always. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one to use background paper that I've die cut for another part of the card. Have a great day.

Sandy H said...

Super card as always. I'm saving the video to watch tomorrow. Hope you had a good flight and get the chance to rest before your busy weekend, Sue.
Hope you are soon feeling better Julie Laz.

Erica said...

Lovely card Sue.
Erica x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
A saucy feel to todays card, I love it.
Amanda x

Helen Barker said...

Stunning card.The final picture really shows it to perfection.Love the curled corner.
Helen Bx

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, I think Dieter Von Tease would love it!

Anonymous said...


Rosie said...

A beautiful cheecky card. I love it and the colours too. Off to watch the video. TFS....