Sunday, 8 June 2014

Thanks So Much

Good Sunday morning all!  There is a bit of a story to today's card that I thought I would let you in on.  When I first received the die prototypes for the bows, I was concerned just how they would post.  I was discussing this at the morning breakfast gathering that my Mom and I go to each day and one of the gentleman there suggested that I just post the card to him and see how it turned out.  He said he would bring it in with him to give back to me when it arrived, so I did just that.  In fact this card was also later posted from Florida to my daughter's in California (when she was living there) and I picked it up from her when I stayed in January.  Then I photographed it.  None the worse for wear I would say!  I did throw it together in a bit of a hurry as I didn't want to spend too much time on it in case it didn't survive! LOL  All in all not too bad of a card and I was really pleased with how it looked after it's world travels (it also flew back to the UK with me in my suitcase too!)  I embossed the white background using the Tied Together embossing folder and matted it with a periwinkle blue mat.  Using the same blue, I cut my focal element background using the outer die from the Valencia die.  Atop that, I added the Murcia die cut out of blue card but backed with white to show through the design.  I stamped my sentiment from the Bold Sentiment set by Creative Expressions and cut it out with the Decorative Frames Set B from the California Collection.  I used a coloured pencil to add a bit of shading to match my card and placed it in the centre of my focal element.  I cut a 3D Lattice Bow out of white card and assembled it and added it just below there.  I finished the card with Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots around the edge of my white mat.  I added a thin blue mat and a final white mat to complete the card.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.

It is Sunday and time once again to announce the winners in this week's comment game.  The three names drawn were:
Holly Berry!!!
Susi Mortimer!!!
Jill Liddle!!!

For the extra qualifying post of June 4th, the winners are:
Judy M!!!
Debra Denman!!!

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


Pam said...

Morning Sue, love todays card as always so beautiful. Love the story and congrats to all winners
Happy Birthday Julie, hope you and Lee have a wonderful day.
Cameeli, Steph (again thanks to Margaret), Jean and Gary, Norah, Tres, Tina and all who need them, my daily hugs are there for you.

Jan.moogie said...

Love the card and the story that goes with it, your cards are made to last Sue. Have a great day xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful card today. Thank you for your little tale about the card it's good to know that they post well. Congrats to all the lucky winners. Enjoy your breakfast with your mom and friends.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card, It is very well tried and tested, when you have quality products you have quality cards. Congratulations to all the winners. Take care all Kitty

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Love the card and it is reassuring to know your techniques can travel well
Pat x

Clai01 said...

Certainly is a well travelled card and looks to have not suffered any wear and tear, it looks great x

Lilian said...

Beautiful card, I have only used the bows on hand delivered cards as I thought they would squash, good to know they are ok to mail. Lilian

Gail said...

Good morning all,
What a lovely card, and with I bow I can handle. I did buy the die for this one!
Congratulations to the lucky ladies that won!
Beautiful sunny start to the day, which cannot help but lift ones spirit. Hugs to all!
Gail Cx

Virginia Davey said...

Hi Sue really like this card ideal for a mans birthday card.

Vick said...

A very Good Morning to you Sue and all the other Wilsonettes!! Well what can i say? other than stunningly beautiful and again, that periwinkle card just calls to me, as i have said before im not really a 'blue' kind of person, but i do so love this blue, especially with the white looks like wedgewood ad i've always been a fan of Wedgewood! this card is also using dies i haven't seen before, how's that possible? what rock have i been living under? anyways, i'm off to recall where i may have seen these dies, or not, as the case maybe! Hugs and have a lovely Sunday , Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, glad to see that your beautiful card survived its travels! Love the blue and white and of course the bow is gorgeous! Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Love Jean xxx

Edwina Scotney said...

Morning Sue, a classy card today even though you say you didn't spend too much time on it. That periwinkle card is lovely, have some of it myself now. Have a lovely day Edwina

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. You really go beyond the call of duty when testing your products and that's why we all know when we buy anything "Sue Wilson" it is a quality product. Love today's card.
Happy birthday Julie and congratulations to all the winners.
Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love it - wish my throw togethers look this good! Another warm sunny day here - hubby might put up some much needed shelves in my craft room today so I can have a good sort out next week - let's just say it's needed...
Clare W

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
That was some test run! LOL. Today's card is stunningly beautiful the Valencia set of dies were the first ones I bought. The periwinkle colour card is so pretty and can be used for male and female cards. The bow dies are amazing and so useful when you want to add a bow but don't have the right colour ribbon.
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Heather Rogers said...

Another lovely card Sue. A card almost as well travelled as you! Glad it worked.
Enjoy yor Sunday.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing the story. Congratulations to the winners xx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Such a pretty card today - the die cut bow is a particular favourite of mine. Thank you for sharing this and your "road test" story - quality will always win out! Congratulations to todays winners and Sue, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, I So Love Today's Card!
I Love "The Tied Together Embossing Folder" and thanks to Nora for looking around where I could purchase it from, a lot of, The smaller Suppliers still have stock of items that are no longer available from larger suppliers, it's just a matter of looking around, I've also got a Piercing Ruler from someone I'd never shopped with before, by going onto different web sites that Creative Expressions supply to, as most of Top Suppliers are just out of stock, (Someone may still find The A4 Basketweave Embossing Folder)
Now back to The Awesome Card you have created today, Sue I So wish My Cards Looked as good quickly thrown together Lol!
I really love The Colours You have chosen I'm hooked on your range of Foundation Card they come in such Fantastic Colours and Periwinkle being one of my favourites, but I have many favourites in the range.
I Love The Dies that you have used your Dies are so pretty I just Love them as every one does, and The Fabulous Sentiment from Creative Expression
The Bold Collection, I Love all The Sentiments from them.
Thanks for the story, Thank You for all you do for me, The Tips and Techniques, The Daily Inspiration, The Fabulous Photographs and Breakdown how you've achieved your Master Piece I Just Love it.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All,
Congratulations to Weekly Comment Gift Winners.

Joan D said...

A well travelled card. Good to know how strong they are and the bows stand up to a lot of handling too. Really do love your dies Sue. So very different. Take care x x

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, I must get some bow dies.
Congratulations all you lucky winners
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Love the colour of today's very well travelled card! That little bow sure stood up to the test! The embossing folder is gorgeous too, as are the die cuts. Thanks for sharing. Congrats winners.
Hugs to all.

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, your well travelled card looks like it's hasnt started it journey yet, and that's great as your bow looks so delicate it's all in the structure!!! Well last full day of Patricia and I's hoilday in Turkey and thankfully the weather has decided to be good for it. Enjoy your day, Hazel xx

Marion Bull said...

Well travelled crd and still beautiful too. Enjoy a sunny Sunday everyone!
Marion xx

Nadine in Spain said...

Beautiful card and colours, Sue. The layering of the Spanish and California collections works so nicely. I too had been concerned about using the lattice and filigree bows on cards that were being posted and was going to try microbeading them for added strength and flexibility. But even the bow on this card (and having been across the pond and back) held up pretty well through the post!

Nadine x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

sonja_w said...

Love this card, the colours are my favourites and the bow die is just so pretty and perfect for someone like me who is incapable of tying a pretty bow :)

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card to say it's been traveling around the world love the colour and the new dies thank you Tracy w x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. I love this blue and white it looks so clean and beautiful. I wore an outfit in these colours when my brother got married 30 odd years ago. I guess it will always be a favourite colourway

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, congratulations to all the winners. Lovely card so pretty with the well travelled bow. Something about that folder it always looks so good.Clear skies at the moment so enjoy the dayx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. It looks no worse the wear for all its travels.Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day. Love Jackie

AnneRD said...

Another beauty and such lovely colours. The much travelled bow has lived up to your expectations! Anne x

Annie said...

Morning Sue! Travelled the world and the card still looks beautiful!
Congrats to the lucky winners!
Hugs Annie

Diane said...

Another lovely card Sue and thank you for the thorough product testing! It's good to know that the bows can travel well before risking it yourself. Have a great day with your mum. Love Diane G xxx

Anonymous said...

Well, Sue, the experimental travels certainly didn't affect this card - it looks pristine and so pretty with it! Just lovely.

'P' in Wales

JULIE LAZ - Happy Birthday!!

val jones said...

Lovely card Sue and great to know it arrived with the bow in tact.
Love Val in Spain x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I love your story about the card and bow travels, that was above and beyond the call of duty lol. For all the miles it has travelled it stood up to it amazingly well and the card is so pretty too. The colour combo is gorgeous.
congratulations to all the winners. Have a good Sunday everyone.
love Jan x x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what beautiful card and a well taveled one. I love the colours you have used and the design of it. I must say these dies are wonderful you must be so proud of them. Congratulations to all todays winners. Take care Sue xx

Debs A x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
We have a beautiful morning here after the most horrible day yesterday with torrential rain and storms.
Sue your dies just come alive when you use them!! The look so pretty in their packaging but when they are released and used with such beautiful colours they are just gorgeous. Today's focal die is at the top of my wish list at the moment so I'm just saving my pennies like mad.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Take care everyone; have a restful Sunday and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, a super story about this card's journey! Gorgeous card too, hugs Carole Z X

Marion said...

Hi sue another lovely card and in my favourite colour too.
Marion H

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
It's a lovely card, and a well travelled one! That's one way of testing postability (another new word).
Congrats to all the lucky winners and love to all who are poorly or lonely.
Norah, I remember when sugar and then sweets came off ration in 1953, it was wonderful!!

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, great to hear how sturdy your bows are. Congrats to the winners.


Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue, what a gorgeous well travelled card. I love the colour combination of it.
Congratulations to all the winner.
Best wishes....

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love this one and you have certainly proved that the bows survive going through the post : )
Sending Pam my daily hug : )
To all that are in pain, ill or sad I send a hug.
I hope you are feeling well today Norah and don't have too many new bruises! My husband had a light brown Mini as his first car and it was fantastic, it took us all over the southern part of the country. It didn't have a radio so I used to take my battery powered radio for us to sing along to. Brilliant times giving us wonderful memories. There was something very special about those old Minis wasn't there Norah! : )I hope the weather is kind to you today with dry hills, sun is out here at the moment and is meant to stay : )
Congratulations to all of the lucky winners today : )
Have a good day every one. Take care.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card so pretty I love the bows they add a nice finish to a card . love Jean Z xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this one, colours fab, simple but striking! Xxx love to all wilsonettes

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colour of this card and the bow still looks fab despite all it's travels. Congrats to the winners and hope everyone gets a bit of sunshine today.
Beverley W

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue, the card well travelled is a stunner and shows of those lovely dies to perfection.
Have a great day and congrats to all the winners,
Glad you are doing ok Pam

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Certainly a well travelled card. It certainly shows how good your products and choice of card stock are. The little bow looks very pleased with itself after it's journey. A great card.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Your well travelled card is beautiful and I love this pretty colour combination. I haven't been tempted to buy the dies for the bows yet, although I love them, as I have several boxes full of ribbon!!!. However,they are nowgoing on my shopping list.
One of the items on my list was your Basket Weave. Folder so was sorry to read yesterday that it was no longer available. The good news is that after a quick search of the internet directly after I had left my comments yesterday I found one, so I was very pleased with myself. I hope other Wilsonettes found one as there are some out there somewhere!!!
Absolutely fabulous day so I am getting ready to go off to the Craft Extravaganza which is being held not far from me.
Love from
Lesley S

SHARICA said...

Lovely card today .. xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Very pretty card and lovely colour combo.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue yet another beautiful card
Denise X

June Horrocks said...

The card is lovely and what a great story of survival. That was a great idea to post it and see how it went on. Love the periwinkle card. Thought Kim's demos were great glad she's back love to all June xxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful well traveled card, really stood up well to your testing. The blue and white is such a lovely combination.
Congratulations to the winners.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

A very well travelled card and how beautiful the bow stayed. Love it and congrats to this week's winners

gwen70 said...

Hello Sue, lovely card today, glad to hear the bow travels well

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue and everyone,

Beautiful card , love the periwinkle card stock such a pretty colour, going to try and search for the tied together EB folder ( if anyone knows of any ,tip would be much appreciated ) and your beautiful bows do travel well, I've sent them back to UK and they always arrive perfect . Can't wait to see your new set of dies Sue , I'm sure they are going to be fantastic and just as popular as your first ones .

A Very Happy Birthday to Julie Laz. And anyone else who has a birthday today.
Love and big hugs to all and congrats to all of today's winners!!!!

Jean D

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful Card! Love the dies and colours used and the story!
Congratulations to the lucky winners , hope you enjoy your prize!
Golf wasn't very good yesterday Myra ,we blamed it on the weather being too Hot LOL! Always have an excuse!
Hugs to all xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love your story of the well-travelled bow. They are so pretty and so much easier than when I try to tie a bow! Have a lovely Sunday, congratulations to all the winners, best wishes

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and so well travelled - love the colours- they remind me of when I used to knit for the boys when they were babies. This colour was always admired. They are my favourite colours.Love from Mary Durham.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
A beautiful elegant card card and the lattice bow is amazing!! It obviously travels well and in perfect condition for the lucky recipient, I have sent a card to my very good Friend in New York and I am confident it will be perfect when it gets there.

Happy Birthday to Julie have a great day!!

Congratulations to all the winners enjoy!!

Hugs to all who need them have a glorious Sunday, and a good week.
Cameeli xx

Olga said...

Super cute card! The bow is adorable!

Brenda Hanlon said...

Love the colours, really pretty card. Do love your new dies.

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue. A very gorgeous and well travelled card. Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Well done to all the winners. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and great story how your cards get "test driven" Your Mum's friend would be pleased to be a member of your team. I could do that but as the phrase goes "the buck (CARD)" stops here. lol Mabex

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a pretty card and I like the story that goes along with it see Sue your cards were meant to last forever lol.. hugs sarah xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ....happy crafting ....x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. The bows travel well don't they. Love all of your dies Sue they all work so well together. Congratulations to all the wins.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card is certainly well-travelled and looking none the worse for it. Amazing!
I love the dies, colours and the way you have put them all together. Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A really beautiful card love the colours and the dies are spectacular especially the bow, I love mine.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners hope you enjoy your prizes.

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them especially Pam, Cameeli, Gail, Steph and Tina.

Margaret corgi owner

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Julie Laz and anyone else celebrating too.

Rach83 said...

Gorgeous card, Sue and I'm glad it survived its travels! I'm itching to try making a bow so I think that's a must for today after seeing your wonderful card. The colour combo you've used is so fresh too. Beautiful!

Hope everybody has a great Sunday.

Rachel x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card Sue, love the colour combo. You really do go to the ends of the earth to test your products....if they're not good enough for Sue then the're not good enough for her crafters!Lol!..well done for the travel test on this die. Congratulations to all the winners.

Love Sheila xx

Jane said...

Love the freshness of today's card lovely.

Jane xx

nattyboots said...

Just lovely as always Sue , Congrats to the winners
Elaine H X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so pretty loved the story of the postal journey to and fro to the USA.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card again today. So fresh looking. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, loving the touch of white coming through the die cut. Great to see the bows surviving the postal service too.
Donna Jones

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Great card Sue and I'm so glad it survived its travels :-) Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

rachel said...

pretty card - love the colours and that bow looks awesome x

SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue

What a lovely card - the colours work so well.

Take care


Lacelady said...

Super card, and unscathed in it's travels - I have one of the bow dies, and I've used it quite a lot, but so far, not posted it. I'll have to try that next.
Congrats to the winners too.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, well what a well tested bow on this card! I love blue and white together so clean and fresh, this card just 'pops', thank you for sharing it with us.

Jean Deane, search for a shop called Klassy Kards, Central Scotland they have a web site and also an on line shop and stock a lot of Creative Expression/Sue Wilson goodies. I'm sure they have tied together embossing folders I got one there a few weeks ago. Postage is free over £5. Good luck

Take care everyone, Jess x

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi all
Elegant card for a sunny Sunday. I really must buy some of the periwinkle blue card it's really lovely.
Off to sun bath now, hope everyone has a great day.
Regards Zena x

Jess Watson said...

Me again, sorry so engrossed in letting you know about my friends on line shop I forgot to say congratulations to today's winners, enjoy your goodies, Jess x

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & lovely blog friends,
Today's card is lovely Sue, such a lovely story too, I think you told us about that at Ally Pally, those Breakfast club guys are just amazing aren't they!
Norah your stories do make me chuckle, my dad had a mini on more than one occasion, I remember going on holiday in one, me , my brother, two sisters and mum and dad! No seat belts, buckets and kettles between our knees, tent in the boot, those were the days, our music came from an 8 track stereo, they were funny things, I seem to remember most of them were Country music, as we used to laugh at the sad, depressing, song lyrics! Thanks for bringing back those memories! No health &safety then, no seat belts, we used to go play in the woods all day, no 'mobile phones' for parents to check up on us either, they would only worry if you weren't in for tea!
Happy birthday Dear Julie, I do hope you and Lee are off to do something fun today!
My dear Cameeli, you are such a kind , dear friend, I do hope the rose was well received, hugs to you x
Steph, I do hope you are at the recoup erasing stage and that you will be back 'in the fold' soon so that we can look after you!
Lynda, Milo & Bella send special paw hugs to poor scared Annie, and a high five to Bambi, one from me to you too!
My new Grand Calibur is just lovely, it cuts a little getter too, probably as the plates are new and the mechanics haven't had thousands of passes through them, that new white plate doesn't look new anymore, I was trying to keep the new one for white card, as I have problems in the past with the darker cuts leaving marks on my lovely coconut white card! One day I will share the two month long saga of actually trying to get my new GC!
After watching shows this week on C&C I don't think I could cope with one of those E Bosser things as the noise drives me insane, and the waiting!
Hugs to you all my lovelies,
Congratulations to all the lucky winners!
Sandra xxxx

Carol S. said...

For a well travelled card it looks great! As good as new. Loving the design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

hotpotato said...

Love this bow die, it's one I treated myself too.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful,delicate card that has survived it's travels well.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Su
Beautiful card, wish mine looked as good and they haven't travelled half way round the world!!
Congratulations to all the winners and birthday hugs to Julie and anyone else who needs one
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Jeanie said...

Morning Sue love todays card so pretty ,i will be trying to do this one and yesterdays card this week just wish we could get the folder .
Have a lovely day .

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue on this bright and sunny day. What a happy ending to your story as it was something I wondered about when I saw the bows. Very pretty card using so many of your dies, love from Jackie D

Helen Barker said...

Love the card and the back story.
Helen Bx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Oh what a beautiful card you have made with the white and the periwinkle. I loved the periwinkle that much in the pack of card that i had bought that i used it all up, it is so pretty and not too hard a shade. I don't have this lattice bow but i have the plain and filigree ones which i could use instead. The card survived great and what a shame that the gentleman and your daughter only got a shot of it.
Sorry folks, my frog has just shown his true colours
Love and crafty hugs

Maryann Laursen said...

Soooo beautiful Sue, and noone an see, it´s been travelling so much around before it got here, so you sure did a pretty good job on it, I think.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. I love the card the periwinkle is such a lovely colour. Also love the story of the well travelled card. Its good to know how the bows do when pisting though I dont suspect there are too many travelling just as far as yours. Thanks again for all you do. Take care. Hugs Heather.x

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Congratulations to all you lucky winners. Sue; you always go the extra mile to help us with our crafting because one always worries when posting a card whether or not it is received in the same state as it was sent. On the other hand if one of our hurried cards doesn't look anything like yours we can always blame the post to our recipient so all is not lost!! I just adore that bow. Another beautiful card Sue; how do you keep coming up with them? Hugs Pauline A xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card in white and periwinkle blue using your lovely dies. Thanks for letting us know how well your bow survived the postal service. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, I am amazed what this card has been through, and still looks stunning. It is such a go to design as it looks good without all the pretty bits we like when we have time unless it's a male card. Lol
X Ros

doreenj said...

Congrats to all the winners!!

I do love that bow, another for the wish list!!

Doreen x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love the card. Congratulations to the winners.

Muriel Kelly said...

Beautiful blue and white, favourite colours and such a lovely card.

Muriel x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love everything about it, the colours, the embossing, the dies you've used and the bow. Just a lovely card for any occasion.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

CraftyJo said...

Good to know it survived the mail! Very pretty card too.

Anonymous said...

Pretty card. Take care. Claire

Gail said...

Stunning again and what a brilliant idea to post it across the pond to see how resilient it was - it has obviously passed the test with flying colours - talking of colours luv periwinkle colour card - something else for my wish list!! xx GailT xx

jane stillman said...

'Thanks so much' for this gorgeous card and the story that goes with it. So good to know they will survive the post! xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, congrats to all the lucky winners.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card. I love the colour combination.
Veronique L

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card, I love the lattice bow. I can also vouch for the strength of this little bow, you gave me an aqua one at Ally Pally, it spent the day in my little trolley going around the show, then tube, train and car journey home and it was still in perfect condition, it now has pride of place in my craft room, and I also couldn't resist - had buying the die!
Congratulations to all today's winners.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend, love Brenda xxx

Happy birthday Julie Laz, hope you're having a great day

Norah, maybe you should give your frog a kiss then something magical might happen!!! Or banish him to the hills.
Steph, hope you are feeling a little better, maybe they will sort out a magic potion for you, I hope so.

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
One of my favourite colour combos again, love the periwinkle, and gorgeous dies.
Amazingly resilient card too, I don't know if it would fare as well in the UK postal system!

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card and also the journey it has taken
Carol x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
This card has fairly been on it's travels. The Bow stood up very well Sue. It's a stunning card as all your cards are
Take care
Hazel G x

karenlotty said...

Late again lol! This time it's because I was travelling in to London & couldn't get wifi access I have all of your bows after you mentioned "they" travelled well Guess what goes on all of my cards just lately I've even trialled a couple of designs for Christmas (sorry for the swear word-Christmas) Congrats winners and hoe you've got sunshine like me!

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card with the pretty periwinkle card and bow. Good to know it travels well, whoever the postage has gone up so terrible lately so I'm trying to keep my card as flat as possible.
Sun is shining so I thought I get some gardening done,30min.later I had enough after being bitten by gnat's and mossies everywhere :(
Not looking forward till tonight when usually the itching starts...
Have a good day!
Hugs to everybody, Maria

terrie said...

Beautiful card and I'm glad that your card made it through the post office..
Well done Sue!

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
The card is lovely as usual.Also the story behind it, so now the card is nearly as well travelled as you!!!
I hope you have been enjoying your breakfasts with your Mom and friends.
Imagine my surprise when I scrolled down and found I was one of the winners! Thank you so much. Congrats to the other winners as well. Have a good day everyone Take care. Susi xx

Sue Coles said...

Lovely card today, I think I have lots of dies etc that I could use to make a similar card. Inspirational as always! Sue x

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely card and I love the periwinkle blue. I enjoyed the tale about the card's journey, especially as I had great qualms about a card I posted earlier this week but it too arrived safe and sound!
Susie T

utilitygirl said...

Another beauty Sue, such pretty colours x

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card again Sue and in my fave colours. I'm a lucky winner today so looking forward to the surprise in my postbox.

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,love the periwinkle blue,and the bow,infact everything about it.
Love Angela x

Janice K said...

A very pretty card that must be one of the most travelled cards ever! It's good to see the bow travels so well as this has always been a concern of mine. I'm off to decide which design to place on my wishlist! x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.Love the dies you have used.
Gr Elly

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous card today, love it and the story. The bows are beautiful and it does help to know thy post so well. Thank you for yesterday's advice. Have a lovely day with your Mom.
Happy Birthday Julie, hope you and Lee have fun day.
Congratulations to the lucky winners, especially Hollyberry.
Norah, Steph (thanks again Margaret), Tina, Gail C, Tres, Pam and Sandra and all who are in pain or sad my daily love and hugs to you all.
Jean D hugs to you and Gary, I understand bis frustration, gentle hugs to you both, Jean I have a spare Tied Together folder email me at and I will post it to you.
Lynne hope you are feeling better, love and hug to you, Tilly and Cully.
Lynda hugs to you, Annie and Bambi, hope Annie is OK.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue, another great card...Yvonne xxx

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, Another beautiful card with a lot of history! I do love the bows. I also like the periwinkle card, but every time I try to order it's out of stock, but will keep on trying. Congratulations to all the winners and hope everyone has a great Sunday. Linda

Sonia da Silva said...

Hi Sue, this card is very nice, and could be for any occasion that's just amazing.


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Anonymous said...

Glad the card survived it's travels so well, Sue. I always have a bit of a worry how mine will survive - never quite sure if people are just saying they arrived in one piece so I don't feel bad. Glad the 3-d bows are post friendly.

Pearl said...

Hello Sue, another great card today, well done and well done to the winners too.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

This is so pretty, love the design and colours. Still looks great despite all the travel it has been on.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. The bow looks perfect, just like the rest of the card. Very delicate and pretty. xx

Laura O said...

great card and not looking so bad considering it has gone around the world a bit ,Laura O

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love the card, I have the other bow die, and love it, and so far it has travelled well. Congrats to the winners, enjoy the stamps. Bx

johanna from widnes said...

beautiful card sue its good to know that the bows and cards can take a bit of handling, well done to the winners love J

johanna from widnes said...

beautiful card sue its good to know that the bows and cards can take a bit of handling, well done to the winners love J

Anne Crawford said...

Sorry, meant to wish Julie a Very Happy Birthday , hope you had a lovely day!
Norah I hope your frog has turned back into a Prince. If not tell him your WOW friends will be very disappointed in him, just remember tomorrow is another day!
More hugs , Anne xo

Nana on the Hill said...

Love the perewinkle Sue, The colour really makes those beautiful dies stand out.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today with one of my all time favourite dies - the bow! I have all three of them and love them all and yes they do travel well! Congratulations to all of the winners.
Have had a bit of a disaster this afternoon - a flood in the kitchen! Didn't know anything was wrong until I slipped on the Lino - when we lifted it the floor was sodden! Hubbie played war with me for overfilling the washer and causing it to flood! Then he noticed that the dishwasher seemed to have water coming out of it ( it's a tabletop one) . Thought the drain pipi was blocked so I blew into it which usually works. However, when I switched it on again there was water flooding out of the machine. We decided to disconnect the thing and just buy a new one as really we could do with one. Well, that's when the fun started!disconnected the water pipe from the machine and the water just gushed out of the pipe - talk about wet t shirt competition, I was like a drowned rat! We hurriedly pulled out the washer to get to the pipe to turn it off - wouldn't turn off! The cat appeared just as there was a spurt of water and poor thing got soaked . I think she's just recovering from the trauma of being covered in gilding flakes and now she's positively terrified!! Hubbie ran down the street to a friend who's a plumber who fortunately came and sorted things out, but what a mess! Then to top it off - the dinner burnt!!! As the saying goes, it never rains but pours! Just hope tomorrow is better.
Happy birthday to Julie Laz hope you've had a good day. Love and hugs to everyone - now off to try and tidy up a bit! Love Alison xxx

Heike said...

Although you say that you did not spend too much time on this card it is absolutely beautiful. It just shows what you can achieve with well-designed high quality products. And that it looks so good after its trip round the world also speaks for the cardstock.
Heike x

Patricia Howarth said...

Evening Sue, Boy !! this card has a 'history' but looks none the worse for it's adventure haha. I love the card it is beautiful.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

*sigh* I do love that periwinkle blue card!

Wow what a well travelled card! It should have it's own passport by now it's gone so far! It really is beautiful, and I agree with one of the Wilsonettes in that it would do well for a guy, I have some of your dies (not those exact ones but in those ranges) and would love to try similar in darker or more neutral colours.

Have to say, I loved the shows yesterday on C&C, the sewing theme is very much a favourite of mine. I wrote a list of all the things in the show I 'neeed' and, wouldn't you know it, I had written down almost every item. Then I couldn't decide between it all and ended up not getting anything! Ended up spending the money on a special coat Billy... oh well... He is more important than my bulging craft collection after all! It's all on the list now so I shall grab things when I get the chance.

Take care everyone,

Crafty hugs to all,

T x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous shade of blue and the bow is so pretty, just finishes the card perfectly.

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card

Blue Rose said...

I think your card should get milage points. Great card, and passed the post test. Love the color.

hazel young said...

Lovely card love the bow xx hazel

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Today's card is beautiful !! I really love the Periwinkle blue card you have used for today's card, I have this colour and it really is a lovely shade of blue. The dies you have used are just beautiful. The Murcia dies are on my wish list !! I love the bow to. I am so pleased you tested out the bow's ability to withstand going through the post, and that it works so well, which is great !! Have a lovely afternoon / evening Sue, Lots of love and hugs, Tres x x x

To all the lovely people on this blog; Pam, Cameeli, Norah, Lynne M, and Tilly and Cully, Linda Brock, Lindsey Martin, Myra, Yorkielass, and every one, I hope you all have a lovely evening. Love and hugs, Tres x x x

Steph, I hope you are getting on ok. Sending you lots of love and get well soon hugs, love Tres x x x

Lots of love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes, love Tres x x x

Happy Birthday Julie Laz love Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of today's lucky winners, love Tres x x x

Lindsay Martin said...

Hi Sue and all the wonderful Wilsonettes, it's a quick one from me today as have been out for the day and have a terrible headache now. Sue, if you ever need to check how your cards travel in the post I am more than happy to,be your guinea pig! A wonderful card, wish I could just throw them together like you and get such amazing results.
Love to all my fellow Sue Wilson bloggers today, especially, Pam, Julie laz, Cameeli, Lynne, Linda. Alison, Karen, Tres, Norah and Steph. I will read through the comments tomorrow, as am now off to bed, well done and congratulations to this weeks winners xx

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
What a good story to go with the card. Beautiful colours. Congrats to all winners. Crafty hugs to all in need.
Vanessa x

Anne Taylor said...

Another stunning beauty x

Theresa Pace said...

lovely card and good to know they post so well xx

sued99 said...

Very pretty card. Congrats to the winners!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I popped on earlier today and just remembered that I never left a comment. Lovely card and the story behind it. Glad to know that the bows post well, I have sent a few and crossed my fingers that they would be ok.

Susan White said...

Love the periwinkle blue card, and it looks none the worse for the multiple postings!! Congrats to all the winners, Susan x

lynda said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonettes a very pretty card with the periwinkle & white showing through the Murcia die is gorgeous it's on my list but I do have lattice bow & yes they are fine in the post but not quite as tested as yours lol. Love & hugs to you & your mom.
Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to all the winners

Julie Laz hope you had a fabulous BIRTHDAY & you & Lee enjoyed your day BIG hugs to you both & hope you are improving each day love Lynda xx

Sandra glad your G C is ok & yes those plates soon get messy Don't they I used to use one side for white the other side for black card. Hubby got me an E Bosser for last Xmas as arthritics in hands is getting worse I do love it but so pleased I kept GC as sue's embossing folders won't go through EB. Big cuddles to Bella & Milo hi fives from Annie & Bambi Hugs from me to you Lynda xx

Yorkielass June ,yes Annie was fine as soon as the thunder stopped then she had the cheek to sleep all day & we were walking round with matchsticks to keep eyes open. Hugs from Annie & Bambi & hugs from me Too Lynda xx

Alimecca June O M G what a day you have had. Your poor cat she will be ringing up animal protection if anything else happens ha ha. Hope you managed to mop up all the water ok. Big hugs Lynda xx

Lindsay Martin hope all the horses & foals where ok in the storm & not shaking like my poor Annie hugs to you from Annie Bambi & me Lynda xx

Daily hugs to Pam Tina Tres Steph Camille Norah & Jean D Gail Theresa & anyone else in need of hugs love Lynda xx

lynda said...

Sorry Lynne big cuddles to Tilly & Cully & paw hugs from Annie & Bambi hope your neuralgia is getting better hugs from me Lynda xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous as usual Sue the blue also so glad it survived its travels you could try posting it to me to see if it would survive the UK Royal Mail service also ha ha bet liads have thought of that xx

nannapat said...

What a beautiful card Sue, your bows are so pretty. Pat x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, me again, I forgot to congratulate all of today's blog post winners.

Julie, I hope you had a lovely day with your equally lovely OH.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, me again, I forgot to congratulate all of today's blog post winners.

Julie, I hope you had a lovely day with your equally lovely OH.

Paper Junkie said...

Hello Sue - love today's card but then I love blue and white as it is so elegant. Pleased to know that the bows "travel". So far I've only used them when giving a card by hand so I will post with confidence in the future!
Just squeezing in a Happy Birthday to Julie before midnight - been hectic again. Do hope you are feeling more your age today. love to all - Susan X

Vie Carter said...

What a well travelled card this is

Beautiful and still intact


Victoria said...

I love the card - and the story! I think that bows are really beautiful. Congrats to all the winners.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I finally made it - but not on the right day!
It's been manic here this weekend and I seem to have been either cooking or clearing up for hours! Really tired now but I just need to relax a little or I won't sleep. So what better way than to look at today's truly gorgeous card and read a few comments!
I love that bow - but I love all three. What a well travelled card! It looked fresh as a daisy! It may be simple but it is lovely.
Sorry Julie I am a bit late - I hope you had a lovely birthday. sending love x
Norah - not sure about the frog comment, you've got me intrigued. Hope your prince returns ASAP!
Steph - sending love and very best wishes to you too. We miss you . x
Tres , thanks for sending love this way - its much appreciated! I'm so tired after a hectic weekend! Hope you are feeling well, x
Oh Alison! - what a day! At least you'll have a lovely clean floor - and cat! Poor pussy cat - gilding flakes and water - keep the lid on the glitter! x
Love to all , good night Sue and everyone, over and out!

Maggie Rose said...

Hi Sue
Just wondered if you had these dies for rocker cards?
I have just completed purchasing the California collection.
On to the Spanish next :)

Just wondering how to incorporate the dies into rocker cards.
Hope you don't mind my asking or anyone looking in can direct me to a suite who has maybe done this?

Sandy H said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for post-testing it for us. Until now I've only used the bows on hand-delivered cards.

Hope your kitchen is drying out ok Alison. Thoughts and prayers with your brother and all your family on Monday, Gail.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

My elderly Grand Calibur has been ailing for a while and last week the handle was just turning limply and something was rattling around inside the machine. I remembered someone on the blog saying they had taken theirs to bits and as mine just wasn't working decided to have a look inside. I found two internal screws had come adrift. Put it all back together and it's working again. Quite relieved as buying a new machine would have meant no money left when Sue's new dies come out. So thanks to whoever posted that. I'm going to treat myself to something from the Spanish Collection!!

Hugs to all.

Annamieke said...

Love the card Sue.
The beautiful soft shade of purple is beautiful.

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Just divine - I love it
Amanda x

Marianna Hammer said...

Such a lovely card! i love the perriwinkle color, and those Spanish dies are just gorgeous. I have the Seville, and I love it. But I have a bit of trouble cutting it, several of my attempts didn't come out nice, so I had to discard them. But still I have made some lovely things with the dies :)