Friday, 6 June 2014


Hello crafters!  This card was another request, this time by a lovely lady and her daughter that I met at Ally Pally.  It is a really simple card, designed that way in fact, just to show off the micro beaded bow.  I started by simply stamping my sentiment in black in the upper corner of a piece of coconut white card and then embossing the card using my Art Deco Fanfare embossing folder.  That is the background sorted!  Next I cut two of the "ribbon" die that comes with the Classic Bow die set out of periwinkle blue card.  I demoed this card to show not only how to micro bead the bow but also, how to make the ribbon stretch to cover a longer card.  It should be mentioned here too that I have had several people ask me why I didn't just make the die longer so it would work easier with larger cards?  The answer is that it increases the costs of the dies and I was really trying to be as thrifty as possible.  Every extra millimetre raises the cost so it is always a sort of balancing act between getting them the size you want to do some nice things with and also keeping the price as reasonable as possible.  With this ribbon I felt that it was easy enough to cut the die and lengthen it underneath the bow so it looked longer and that is just what I have done here.  I cut the vertical ribbon and put the larger part to the top of the card and the smaller end to the bottom of the card, then I ran the horizontal ribbon through the space and covered the cut lines with the actual bow.  You can't see it at all this way and it accomplishes what I wanted it to do,so I was quite happy with that.  Now for the bow, first I stamped the matching Floral bow stamp using a clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed it with white powder.  Next I used the "waste" from a previously cut Classic bow die to make a template and taped it over my stamped image, centring it so that it was nice and even all the way around (it does not fit snug to the stamp because the stamp was designed not to cover the piercing holes in the die).  I taped only one side of the waste, creating a hinge and then folded it backwards and creased it.  Next I covered the stamped area with a sticky self adhesive sheet cut to size, then I folded my "waste" template back over the area and taped the other side down.  I slotted the die back into place and cut out the image.  I peeled the backing paper off and dipped it in my micro beads and covered it.  I did this for both the bow and the tails.  I used Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the ends and centre of the back of the bow and let it get good and tacky, then brought the ends around, creating the loops of the bow and glued them to the centre.  I added the die cut (non stamped) wrap piece to the bow, then glued the tails to the back and attached it to my card.  I added the double white pierced mat with a thin periwinkle edge to finish the card.  Finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card today, love it.
Margaret, thanks for updating us on Steph, please pass on my love & best wishes to her.
Julie and Cameeli, please take care of your sight, it is so precious.
Gail & Jean, my daily love for you and your boys.
Norah, loved your epic yesterday, such fun. To everyone I have missed, my apologies and my hugs for all. This is such a very caring community, I feel priviliged to be part of it. x

Debby Berry said...

Morning Sue,
I really like this card understated and lovely.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue, really lovely card today and the Art Deco Fanfare background is so pretty.
thank you for all those who wrote the kind comments.

I still have sight just the pressure is slightly elevated, but now being monitored, waiting for hospital appointment!!

Its been a very sad week with a close friend of ours lost his battle with cancer on Sunday, I have a heavy heart and somehow we have all lost our MO JO!! But enough sadness.

The sunshine is out so enjoy the day, especially Julie and her hubby, Pam, Sandra, Gail and Jean Steph, Norah, Lynne, Lindsey...
sorry if I have missed anyone.
Cameeli xx

Annie said...

Hi Sue and bloggers! Happy Friday to all.
Love the card Sue, simple and pretty. The microbeaded bow is amazing, I never would have thought of that! Thanks for the instructions, will try it over the weekend.
You always come up with these amazing inspirations and extra ways we can use your gorgeous products! Thank you! Have a great weekend everyone.
Hugs Annie

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue .
Thank you I love the simple elegance of this card just beautiful. To all the Wilsonettes Take care and I hope you all have a good day. Kitty

nancyd said...

Morning Sue and friends, a beautiful card
very simple but effective really like
clean cut cards but also over the top ones too.
Nancyd xx

Beth T said...

What a lovely card, the microbeading adds so much with the white embossing underneath. I'm afraid I don't really understand your directions for the bow, perhaps you will do a video someday.
Thanks for sharing.

Lilian said...

Hi, love this card, blue my fav. colour. I have all I need to make this, so will have a go. Best Wishes Lilian

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Well, less is definitely more in this case. I love the embossing folder (one of my favourites) and the bow. And the blue bow - so lovely.
Thanks for producing those great dies and embossing folders.
Can't wait for your next offerings.
Have a great day
Hugs, Rose

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
your bow dies are just gorgeous! and I love the folder also, very pretty card. x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Simply gorgeous! The periwinkle colour card you've used is very pretty. I love how you've done the bow another thing to go on my 'to try list'. The Art Deco embossing folder is one of my favourites. The ribbon is easy to extend I either add a bow, flower or a die cut. Thank you for keeping the cost down for us.
Hugs x
Heather T

Virginia Davey said...

What a lovely card so simple but elegant. Have a good day everyone.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is beautiful simple and elegant. Have a great day. Love Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

What a great card. Simple but elegant, I think I need your bow dies-uh oh!


Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
Overly clean and simple card-I say simple but with the micro beaded bows maybe not!
Love the periwinkle .
Have a great day,

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love this gorgeous card. It shows off the beautiful micro beaded bow, "ribbon" and the gorgeous Art Deco Fanfare embossing folder beautifully. It is also a great card for the ladies that don't like all of the "flowers and frilly bits" as I call it.
Sending Pam my daily hug : )
Hugs for all that are in need today, including Gail, Jean and Tina.
Julie, it is lovely to see you back, so pleased to hear that your eyes are on the mend : )
Cameeli, I hope the appointment comes through quickly : )
Steph, you should soon be home now : )
Norah, sorry to hear that your lad has conjunctivitis. Anyone with half a brain is aware how it spreads, especially among children. If it's not contagious why does half of a class all get it one after another? It really does make you wonder how some doctors get away with saying what they do! The wool will still be there, waiting to pop out at you, when you get around to it : ) We have sun here again today, I hope your hills are clear and sunny too : )
Janet/Ecco, I hope you got on ok with the gilding flakes and didn't sneeze at the wrong moment! : )
Maureen Killen, sadly, the "no-calorie" cake is just a little joke we have on here : )
I hope everyone has a good day. Take care.

Aspiring crafter said...

Oooooops-that should have read lovely NOT overly!!

TDQ Karen said...

Suchba pretty card, simply and very elegant, love the look xx

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, another SUEperb card. How lucky we all are with all the new products to play with, how lucky we are you play with them first....and THEN pass your ideas on. Thanks, Mabex

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Simple elegance today, I love it.
Love Jan x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. This is a really lovely card. I love that blue. I will have to try the bow with micro beads. Maybe sometime you could demo this technique on one of your videos. Thank you for all your explanations and sharing your ideas I really appreciate it. Have a lovely day. Hugs Heather.x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card today. It looks like a very expensive parcel! Love the micro beaded bow and the embossed background. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely clean card, love the bow and your embossing folder, I use this one a lot. Love Jean xxx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & my lovely blog friends,
Today's card.....well any card would have bits work cut out following yesterday's wonderful creation, I am still bowled over by its loveliness, not sure if it's the colours or the combination of dies! But I do like today's card, sheer understated beauty, clean lines, no fussiness, perfect for many occasion, I have that ribbon die and I have to say I use it a lot more than I thought I would.
Cameeli, good morning my dear, I do hope your appointment comes quickly, your daily words make my day, as I said yesterday you are the first person to make me smile each day. So feet up,head down and relax, or the other round!
Sue, my grand Calibur finally turned up, I couldn't believe it, the thing I found most exciting was using that new white plate!
Julie I hope you are getting stronger every day, hugs to lee too.
Margaret, hugs to you, please pass on my hugs to Steph, I hope all is going well for her.
My dear Cherub Norah, floating on your cloud of wool,
I hope you are a little more rested after your somewhat exhausting experience!
Lynda, sorry to hear about your eyes too, hugs to you, Bella & Milo, send paw high fives to Annie & Bambi, (high fives) is their latest trick, lol x
Super big hugs to Pam, Mrs B & all of you lovely, lovely ladies,
Sandra, (laying on bed with kitten on my head, purring so loud, I can't hear myself think! Breakfast time I think) xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue WOW what a simple but affective card I love it. I bet it would look good with a red bow for christmas. Its so elegant. Take Care Sue xx

Debs A xx

Eemeli said...

Definitely a baby boy card! Love the combination of white and that
gorgeous pale blue. Beautiful simplicity and a gorgeous bow.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful simple elegant clean and crisp card really like this one.

Have a lovely weekend everyone hope the weather is kind to you.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

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Rosie said...

I have the folder and this looks so easy and effective.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue A simple card to make but still very stunning as always. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

weefortune said...

Another beautiful card, rally like the perwinkle card. Hugs Elaine x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, beautiful understated card. I love the simplicity of it . Periwinkle blue is such a lovely colour, never thought to use micro beads on your bow dies so thanks for that. Lol lynne m x x x

Fur babies acting more weird than normal as both constantly jumping up at me and growling at each other. Sat back yesterday as head poorly, Tilly stood in front of me and I told her to give me some peace - not likely - she jumped up onto the arm of the settee and sat down giving me her " you will pay attention to me " look. Not going there I thought so just ignored her . Well she then laid herself down along the arm of the settee with her chin at the front and her legs hanging down either side of the arm. She looked like one of those stuffed toys you can buy to sit on the arm of a chair/settee to keep the remote controls in . Crafty girl cuz it did get my attention. Cully not to be outdone then proceeded to give a brilliant impression of a kangaroo jumping around the lounge. Where is my camera when I need it. x x x

Cameeli and Julie - gentle hugs, hoping all goes well for your eyes x x
Lindsay , June, Karen, Alison, Norah, Tres, Barbara, Frances , Sandra, Lynda, Angela, Uncle Tom Cobbley and all lol and massive hugs from Tilly, Cully and me x x x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - another must try! really love that EF and the bow.

I went to my local charity shop yday for a browse and found some craft stuff in a box so had to have a rummage thro - I was over the moon when I found a pot of CS Gilding flakes Sunlight Speckle at the bottom of the box - guess how much? think bargain of the week price - it was unused and a full pot - well, it was forty nine pence - so that came home with me along with some stamps, card, roses and an unused pot of green flowersoft. I also bought some pearl and bling bracelets to cut up for the beads and make some stick pins with - gona be busy me thinks! Sun is out here today but storms and wet stuff forecast for tomorrow - urghhh!
Clare W

Kate's Cards said...

That bow is brilliant!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card for today, I have mixed feelings today as it would have been my Dad's 89th birthday he was in Burma this time 70 years ago and would have been proud to be remembering all those that died but on the good side of today my Grandson Jayden is celebrating his 10th birthday, since he was born we have always had a joint party for them and my youngest daughter Jessica who is 15 tomorrow we still have a cake with a candle that Mum blows out and we will be visiting the cemetery with a card and flowers later today and tomorrow Jayden is having a party with his school friends and we have party poppers for Dad as he would make us laugh as he would pick up all the bits as fast as we popped them.
Love and hugs to all the lovely Wilsonettes
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Simple,understated elegance. Definitely a card where less is more.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning, simply stunning Sue, love it. xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, I love this clean and simple and very pretty card, beautiful blue and the background is lovely, hugs Carole Z X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the simplicity of this card, would be great if you have to do a lot of thank you cards, after a wedding for instance. The micro beaded bow is amazing.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Love Rosemarie xx

Joan D said...

Great idea to micro bead the bow. A card that is stunning in its simplicity.xx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - very elegant card today - love it! Many thanks again
Janette x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue simple and elegant card , love the periwinkle colour too. The bow is lovely, thanks for step by step. Take care all , enjoy the sun today as tomorrow is looking rather grim x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.
Love the card of the day. Beautiful background and the bow is so pretty.
Love Val in Spain x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.
Love the card of the day. Beautiful background and the bow is so pretty.
Love Val in Spain x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Sue Today's gift is just beautiful and so so simple but so so elegant.
I must be the only crafter in the world who doesn't go head over heels for micro beads but they definitely do your bow well.
I love the colour scheme and as you may just know any shade of blue/white is always a hit withe me and your background folder is definitely my favourite out of your latest batch. I find my hands heading for it time and time again.
Now why oh why have I shied away from gilding flakes! As promised yesterday I used my flakes for the first time but using dds tape instead of glue and it turned out wonderful - even if I do say so myself -. I can now see gilding flakes appearing quite frequently on my gifts. Thank you Mrs B for your thoughts. Aren't gilding flakes wonderful and I managed to keep them all on the table!
Take care everyone and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely CAS card, great idea to micro bead the bow.
Donna Jones

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I like this card, it is simple yet elegant
Pat x

Caroljsmith said...

Dear sue what a clean simple card love the bow.

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card today Sue. Really shows how simple and be stunning.

Alison Couchman said...

Just lovely - clean-looking and elegant. I can't currently afford the bow dies but have got the stamp. Of course it isn't as good as using it with the dies but if you cut it all out by hand it still makes a very good bow indeed. I was surprised just how well it does work - it looks neat and pretty but I need to practise forming the bow to avoid creases.
Have a good day everyone.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Simply stunning card so neat looking .hugs sarah xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
A very clean, simple and elegant card today - I love it! I have done quite a few similar to this and they have been very gratefully received. The Art Deco folder is one of my favourites as are all of the bow dies! I tend to make 8x8 cards and I found it easy to extend the ribbon by cutting part of the ribbon strip with the end of the die over the end on my eBosser and then moving the die up and cutting the rest - not a good description but the same way as you extend an embossing folder pattern. The only one I couldn't do this with was the filigree one because the pattern didn't line up. Cameeli I'm so sorry but I forgot to say how sorry I was to hear about your eye yesterday and I hope you get the hospital appointment soon, but take care. I'm also sorry to hear about your friend - you are in my thoughts and prayers. Lynne hope you're feeling better today, I love the image of Tilly being the sofa arm cover! I have a teddy bear and cat sort toys on the back of my sofa and Scamp regularly sits with them and blends in so well you would think she was stuffed! Julie hope you are getting stronger. Lindsay hope everything is ok with you. Norah hope you are well. Tina you are in my thoughts and to everyone else have a wonderful day and hugs to you all. Love Alison xxxx

Diane said...

Lovely card today Sue its nice to see the full elegance of the embossing folder. The microbeaded bow is fab it really finishes the card off. We do appreciate you keeping the cost of your dies down . They are so lovely to use thank you. Have a great day with your mum. Love Diane G xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh this is so lovely, that bow looks stunning

nattyboots said...

Wow what a striking bow ,and a beautiful background

Take Care Sue
Elaine H X

Lacelady said...

Love the simplicity, and that embossing design looks great with it.

Lacelady said...

Love the simplicity, and that embossing design looks great with it.

Lacelady said...

Love the simplicity, and that embossing design looks great with it.

gwen70 said...

beautiful simple card today Sue, I love it

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card.
Gr Elly

hollyberry said...

What a gorgeous card today.Love the colours and the simplicity of the design.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Simple but elegant and the bow looks beautiful with the micro beads.
Have a good weekend.

Love Sheila xx

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
A simple card maybe, but oh so elegant!!
The Art Deco Fanfare embossing folder is gorgeous, and the microbeaded bow is stunning!!
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very simple but effective such a pretty card, love Jean Z xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, your box looks amazing! such a pretty blue colour as well, love from Jackie D

Jackie Durrant said...

Sorry, that should have said bow!!

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
Love this card. Clean, simple and a gift in more ways than one. It is a change from your usual "bow" cards, which I do adore - but "a change is as good as a rest", so they say!
I've got the two granddaughters off to school but as Eleanor (10 years) was off with a poorly tum yesterday, I wasn't sure if she would be off again today.
I enjoyed reading everyone's comments before I went to bed last night and hope you all have a great day, those who are poorly get well soon, and enjoy some sunshine. xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Wow this is simply elegant and classy. The microbeaded bow is beautiful. Have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A lovely card today and as others have said it is simple but elegant. You have used my favourite embossing folder
so I will be trying out my version later today.The micro beaded bow is gorgeous.
Love Lesley S

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card, simple but effective,I love the micro beaded bow ! I don't have that die but I do have the folder .
Thinking of you Cameeli, Steph, Tina, Pam , Norah , Julie , and all the others in pain or having a sad time, I do love to hear your stories and how you are doing, sending hugs to all xo

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous card just love it. Must get some crafting done now all washing and ironing done since our holiday
Carol x

tracy w said...

hi sue
stunning card must get this embossing folder thinking of you cameeli and everybody else thanks sue for todays card tracy w x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a lovely simple but so stylish card. Haven't got this embossing folder but might have to now! The micro beaded bow is beautiful. Have a lovely day. Best wishes

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, WOW, What a Beautiful Fresh looking Card,
I So Love The Periwinkle Card such a Pretty Colour.
I also Just Love The Art Deco Fanfare Embossing Folder that you've used today, and who couldn't but Love your Bow Dies I Just adore them!
I Love how you've used your Micro Beads on your Bow, they always look Fabulous, another Awesome Card.
Thank You Sue For Sharing, For The Tips and Techniques, and for The Photograph shots they bring your Card to life.
Take Great Care Sue
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A gorgeous card today, love it, the periwinkle blue is so fresh and the bow is just scrummy. The Art Deco Fanfare background is stunning. Have a lovely day with your Mom.
Pam daily hug to you.
Norah hope you are feeling better and that Rory is on the mend, bless him, your epic made me smile and I think we share the same birthday, hugs to you and hope the wool has calmed down.
Nanna Tina my Dad would have been the same age as your Dad, he was in Malaysia 70 years ago and would have been proud to remember the brave, brave men. Happy Birthday to Jayden and enjoy the poppers.
Cameeli so sorry to hear of your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers, hope the appointment is soon.
Lynne hope you are feeling better, your tales make me smile,, hugs to you, Tilly and Cully.
Sandra so glad that you have your GC back, hugs to you, Bella and Milo.
Tina gentle hugs, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Margaret pass on love and hugs to Steph, we miss her, thank you, hugs to you and your corgis.
Jean and Gail hugs to you and your men.
Lynda and Lindsay, hugs to you and your four legged family.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful understated classy card, love it. Love the blue and white together. The micro beads makes the bow stand out.
Have a good day.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue a simple pretty card
Denise X

hotpotato said...

Lovely card Sue. I've just treated myself to this gorgeous embossing folder.

doreenj said...

Must try that bow effect, it looks lovely!!!!

Doreen x

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, A lovely clean, crisp card today. Thank you. I would never have thought that putting micro beads on such a filigree bow would work but it looks fantastic. That bow is definitely on my wish list now. Hugs Pauline A xx

Jayne S said...

Simply gorgeous!

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

A beautiful clean and simple card today which is just lovely. Thank you for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

linda boyce said...

Hi Sue great easy card and love the Art Deco its my fav hugs linda and lily

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Simple but effective.

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,

Really like this card. It's beauty is in it's simplicity. X

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Oh Sue, sorry for the epic tale yesterday, as it was a bit like Gone With the Wind, it was that long, sorry. What a lovely card you have made today, so simple but elegant with the embossing in the background to show off the ribbon and bow to its fullest. I haven't got the bow stamps but i could stick adhesive sheet to the top of a plain bow, take off the liner and stick a filigree bow on top, micro bead it that way and then take the filigree one off and glitter the over bits. I'll try it anyway see what happens and will keep you posted on efforts.
Oooo yesterday turned out worse than normal as i made friends with the floor when i collapsed, but 4 calls/last was a yell for help from son who came down and put on my MECS alarm on my wrist. Now why when he is in the house? Because he doesn't hear me over the racket that his xbox makes with a big help from him. A lot better today thankfully and i have my resident nurse in attendance today. We are supposed to be emptying my wool mountain that EU doesn't know about, but she is still in her kip as this point in time. Over and above what i have here, i have already given away 20+ black bags full off 500grams upwards of various weights of wool. I think it just keeps multiplying when i'm not looking but i definitely need to make a start today to help OH out before he goes bonkers when he actually opens the door or rather he just needs to unsnib it and it will open all on its own :)
Cameeli, i am so sorry flower that your brave friend lost his battle for life. He is at peace now with no more pain , but you his friends have that pain in your hearts for your loss. sending a big cyber hug to you that i only wish could be in person, but my thoughts and prayers are with you my dear friend.
Nanna Tina,your dad must have loved having his great grandson sharing his day and his great granddaughter almost. I can imagine the party being a 3way thing. Happy Birthday to Jayden and to Jessica for tomorrow. Loopy Lou here goes up on our birthday and sings to my brothers grave and i do the same on my dad's birthday. I don't care who hears me as long as they do. 28 years i have been going up to annoy Jim but my birthday isn't complete without him so that makes it a whole lot better.
Patricia, there isn't a feeling in the world like getting a Sue card, so enjoy it as much as i do.
Barbara, i can't work those rulers and scalpel either but until i have pennies again, i will use my fiskars.
Clare, did they put the sale sign out when they seen you coming as well? That is what my dear old friend thinks happens when i go shopping.
Helen, this blog is mine and a few more here only way to see whats going on and happening in the outside world. The people on this blog are off a very special kind of breed that cannot be found anywhere else. They are so genuinely caring about each other, take an active role to help, support and yes treasure the friendships that are made here and all because of Sue. She has brought me something that i have been trying my whole life to find and that is true goodness in people.
Gentle hugs to our fragile friends and those needing just that wee bit extra and to all our 4 legged bundles of mischief as well,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah from a rainy Glenochil yet again, with my black hills today.

Debbie Tinks said...

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

Samantha Dalton said...

Hi Sue
Love the card so simple but so effective.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous yet simple and very effective card. Love it. Thanks for explainingabout extending the ribbon.
Hugs to everyone who needs one and right now I could do with a big one 😆

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June Horrocks said...

Hi sue ove the stunning card today the blue is beautiful and the background also . Hope you have a lovely day love to all xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Very elegant with the gorgeous bow.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
This is such a lovely fresh card - I love it!
I to saw the Classic Bow and this gorgeous stamp at Ally Pally, you know what I had to have both - well I needed them didn't I?
Hope everyone is having a good day, love Brenda xxx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A truly beautiful card so elegant looking, I love this embossing folder it suits all manner of cards even the dreaded male ones! Thank you to all who have asked me to pass messages on to our darling Steph it will be my pleasure, no problem.

So pleased your eye is getting no worse Cameeli, your friend is at peace now, remember all the happy memories of him and hold them tight.

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


Sending my love to all that arnt so well, I'm missing the blog more than I can express. xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely yet simple card this embossing folder is beautiful, thanks for the tip about extending the ribbon die, it makes a lot of sense. Wedding day today for my nephew, a happy and sad occasion as his dad (my sisters husband) died a year ago last week. Thinking of everyone who needs a special hug today, take care, Jess x

jane stillman said...

It may be simple, but it is oh so effective xx

Jeanie said...

Good Morning Sue a gorgeous card and my favourite colour blue ,love the idea with the bow very pretty just my sort of card .thank you jeanie

Maryann Laursen said...

So beautiful and I absolut LOVE that bow, you´ve used here, it´s so gorgeous, and the card is sooo beautiful in all

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue another plain and simple but elegant card.
I really need to get these bow dies.
Hugs to all and have a great weekend
Michelle xxxx

Vie Carter said...

A beautiful elegant card Sue, love your bows, still have mine that you made for me

Have a great weekend


Pat S Witney said...

Hi. Sue
Another stunning card today. Love how you've used the waste with the bow die. Will have to go back and read how this wax done as my brain can't take it in at the moment. Camelids glad your eyesight isn't any worse. Margaret corgi owner please passed on my regards to Lancs Steph and give her my love. We all miss her musings like mad. Hope your wool mountain disappears soon Norah. Hopefully it will take after your hills that keep disappearing. Hopefully before hubby opens the door to the cupboard. Big hugs to Pam today as usual and anyone else in need of a hug.

Terry Owen said...

These beautiful blue cards are making me think there needs to be some periwinkle card in my stock :)

Thank you for sharing such beautiful cards Sue xxx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Lovely card again today Sue. Love the Art Deco EF and love the blue and white. The bow that you have done looks gorgeous embosssed in white and micro beaded. It's a great technique you have done. Thank you Sue for the inspiration xx Just to say sending love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes who are in pain, hurting and sad. Take care Sue and everyone xx Love Karen xx

Jane said...

Clean and simple I Love it .

Jane xx

Pearl said...

Great card today Sue, love the simple colours.

I do have the embossing folder and it is great to use.

Thank you for sharing yhr card with us today.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl.

ladyweir said...

Morning Sue I love this card and the idea of micro beading the bow but I have difficulty understanding how to do it. Could I ask if you could perhaps add a video on this technique as looking through the comments it appears as though I am not on my own in the difficulty understanding, I understand if it is not possible to do this as I know that you are a busy lady.

SusanP, Kent said...

Lovely and simple just perfect for a 'Thank You'. The card really shows off the background embossing and the blue ribbon/bow 'pop out' beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful and very elegant card - I love this. The art deco background is gorgeous - as is the lovely bow. I love everything about it. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love today's clean and simple card and the Art Deco embossing folder is gorgeous
Gentle hugs to all who need one and thanks to Margaret for letting us know about Steph
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

julie laz said...

Hi sue, I love this card it's elegant and that's what I like about your cards,
Sue I do hope that people tell you that your blog is nothing like the rest, yours is a FAMILY BLOG to all and everyone's made welcome, I was made very welcome, crafty hugs to all xxx

Pam & cameeli & Steff & mrs B & Sandra & Lynne mills & Ann Crawford & alimecca, thank you for your kind thoughts they really mean a lot, hugs xxx

Just to let you know my husband lee always asks how you all are and sends his love,
I am in Swansea is there anyone close to this on this blog, I would love to meet you crafty hugs xxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I know the bow should be the star of the show and it is lovely, but for me the embossing folder says it all. I think we all use our folders and then proceed to cover most of it up with dies etc., it is nice to see the full beauty almost completely unadorned.

Lindsay Martin said...

Afternoon all, I am loving the clean look to this card. As was said it would make a fantastic new baby card. I had an attempt at yesterday's card and next week I am going to try microbe adding a bow! Thanks Sue you know how to keep me busy.
Been up I the daughters office all morning trying to finish getting the panelling on the wall just got the top and bottom beading to do now and my part is done, she will just have the painting to do and I might let her clean up after me too!
Julie so pleased you are back with us and that your one eye is now behaving itself, just the other to get to behave now, Lee you will have to join up I your own right as we loved your comments too, hope you continue to join us.
Norah oh love you made me chuckle as always, stupid doctors, and poor Rory, hope his conjunctivitis finds to door quickly, and will you keep on your feet, just a thought though, instead of putting your wool in those sucky bags, just pop it on the floor so I you will have a softer landing when your legs misbehave!
Cameeli, the opticians thought my eye pressure was too high so sent me to hospital for tests, luckily all was clear there, my late father had glaucoma so I am on a watch list for it!
June, Alison, Margaret and Steph take care all of you it was so lovely to get a Steph update, thanks Margaret. Lynne, you need to keep your camera on you at all times for those girls antics!
I know I have missed so many of my lovely blog friends off so please accept my apologies, love to you all from a breezy Shropshire xxx

Laura O said...

fab card and an easy one .looks great .Laura O

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Great card again today. Love the micro beaded bow. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

karenlotty said...

Late today Overslept & had to rush off to work This card is simply stunning I've made similar ones Yeh! I've got all of the bow dies and the Art Deco folder (bought them from you at Ally Pally) I even have micro beads! No stamp but will give it a go as someone else has mentioned doing Make the bow then micro bead

terrie said...

It may be simple but the color still pop off your white's a wonderful card.
Well done Sue!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

The colours are lovely and just love the bow.

Happy Crafting!!! :) x X

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Simple it maybe but so very effective. Love the colour and that bow has definite "WOW"
Amanda x

Gail said...

Stunning card - luv it for it's simplicity xx GailT xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi to all crafting friends on this rather nice day!
I think today's card is lovely Sue. It is simple but so classy and elegant! Love the bow and will be trying the microbeading technique on it. Will have to wait as guests arrive in about two hours!
Will you all keep your fingers crossed that I don't burn anything over the next three days!
Norah do hope Rory 's eye gets better soon. Sorry to hear you had a bit of a tumble - ouch! Hope you are ok - you seem to take it all in your stride. No pun intended! x
Sandra glad you got your Grand Calibur - very jealous of that new plate! Got lovely picture in my head of you with a kitten for a hat! x
Tres maybe I've just missed your posts but not heard from you in a couple of days - hope you alright. Sending hugs x
Julie - I agree it's a great blog and really we all joined because of Sue. She sets the standard. A lovely lady. Keep getting better each day. x
Margaret - thanks for telling us about Steph! We do miss her. Hope she gets home soon. Sending love to you both. x
Janet - so pleased all went well with the gilding flakes! I was concerned - you said it was windy yesterday! It's so good to conquer something else isn't it. x
Must go, sending love to all .
Cameeli - so very sorry about your friend. Take care.
Love Myra

utilitygirl said...

Another lovely card Sue - simple yet elegant, as always.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, so simple but elegant. Hope everyone has a great weekend, and the weather stays good.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Joanna Dickson said...

Afternoon Sue and all.
I sincerely hope this post appears. Been having terrible problems with technology today. Everything I post is visible to me but apparently not visible to others so my son has informed me so here goes.
The card is so simple but effective. Love the colour roo.
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend and is as well as possible. Lots of crafty love to everyone but especially those who need it most. Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Sweet and understated today, Sue, have the AD folder but not used yet, must dust it off!

'P' in Wales

Julie - great to have you back and sending hugs to you and Lee. Hope eyes are quite better soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Simple, understated & elegant. A lovely card.

Susan White said...

Lovely clean and simple card, although the bow explanation has left me a little bit confused - it's probably just me though, as I'm always being told I don't read all the words!!! Thanks, Susan x

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
I very late today, busy morning here in this household today. I love the clear crisp lines of today's card, and I really like the bow! Just for a change.
Thinking of all my fellow crafters .
Gail x

Gail said...

Thanks Pam, my brother starts chemo on Monday they are hoping it might give him up to six months, but it is a long shot...
Gail C x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue,
Beautifully simple and elegant card. Just what I was lookin for today lol. I have these two dies so at the weekend ill get cracking. Just need to use a different folder tho ah well can't have everything lol
Love an hugs Tracy from killie x

Barbara said...

Very pretty card Sue, you cant beat clean and simple.
NORAH, hope you are okay after your fall, my husband has a bad knee and sometimes it gives way, I sent him for a plain loaf and when he crossed the road he stumbled and fell but luckily he landed on the loaf, it broke his fall, he has never lived it down!!! Norah, I really look forward to your stories everyday, you definitely need to write a book!
LYNNE those two little terrors must really keep you entertained, bet you are never bored!
CLAIRE W what a bargain, I never can find anything in my local charity shops.

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
A deceptively simple card. The micro beaded bow is gorgeous! I always like the periwinkle blue too.

CraftyJo said...

What a great technique with the micro beads. Love the finished card.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Love todays card, very understated, but wow makes a bold statement with drawing the eye to the beautiful embossing on the background layer & the micro beaded bow is so pretty.
Very elegant creation as always.

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

CHERYL brown said...

So beautiful for any occasion. hugs Cheryl xxx

Karen Drew said...

Simple but elegant
Karen xx

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue, a simple but elegant card. Yvonne xxx

Carol S. said...

Beautiful CAS card. Love it. Great simple design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The bow is amazing and so is the embossing.
Thank you.
Veronique L

Meg said...

Simple but super Sue - that's the card I mean!!

Margaret O

Donna Golby said...

Very nice card. Simple but elegant. Donna

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Janice K said...

A card that is beautiful in its simplicity. Love the look of the embossing folder and the bow is so pretty.x

Patricia Howarth said...

Evening Sue, A gorgeous card, I especially love the art deco embossing folder, it looks gorgeous, also loving the micro beaded bow. Well done, the lady and Daughter who asked for this card on the Blog.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nannapat said...

Love this embossing folder Sue it is so elegant. Less is more they say and your card is proof of that. Pat x

AnneRD said...

Great embossing folder. Need time to really absorb the instruction for the bow, might help if I had that particular die to practise with!! Anne x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue! Simply elegant and gorgeous. Love everything about it. Bx

Helen Kington said...

Good evening Sue - this card is just a case of less is more and it is elegant and beautiful.
Rather late today as I have been having trouble with my MS I presume as I take my pooch for a walk and then stumble home calling out slowly Ozzie trying to get him to slow down. Fell over in the park and he thought this was a new game and proceeded to run around me barking and jumping on me trying to lick me. Not helpful but funny at the same time. So with a distinct lack of energy everything is taking longer at the mo.
Still an exciting day today as I have picked up my new car (I love my hubby) a bright orange Mini.
I hope everyone has had a good day thinking of everyone in need and hugs to all. Helen xx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, with such a gorgeous background you don't really need to much more. Lovely card. kind regards Joanne K x

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johanna from widnes said...

beautiful card sue but i will have to read the instructions several times before it sinks in, the colour of the blue is really pretty too. love J

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Todays card is clean and simple with a gorgeous bow,love it.
I have had a quite busy day so it was nice to sit down and read all the blogs.I can see a lot of us suffering of chronic pain and its something I've been told we have to learn to live with but sometimes it's so hard.
Thank god for Sue and everyone on this site who love cardmaking etc. You and the sunshine today made it easier so a big HUG to all!

Paper Junkie said...

Hello Sue
Slowly catching up with all the posts and gorgeous cards I have missed whilst I was away. Went to see a Murder Mystery play at The Mill at Sonning,our local theatre last night and the director was Sue Wilson! Is this a side line we don't know about??? Picked up my 88 year old friend for music rehearsal this morning and told her that I had been watching the D Day reporting on TV whilst having my breakfast and how the stories were so poignant - she turned to me and said that although these times should be remembered it was very difficult because she lost her fiancee on D Day! I didn't say that I had been widowed at 20 so I knew just how it felt at that age. Happily we have both married and had families but the repercussions that war brings- even after 70 years is so sad. Then we went and sang some very cheerful Abba - quite a contrast eh??? love to all. Susan

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. So hope I was your lady as we were talking about this card at ally pally and I was with my daughter!! I expect you get to meet loads of lovely people but I do really love this card and it;s beaded bow!! So thank you for the detailed indtructions. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes . A gorgeous card I love the simplistic line but so elegant as they say less is more.
Love the periwinkle & white card & how you have done the bow with the micro beads & the beautiful embossing folder. Love & hugs Sue & hugs to mom Lynda Brock xx

My daily hugs to Pam,Tina ,tres.Lynda xx

Camille sorry too here the sad news of your friend my thoughts are with you hugs Lynda xx

Steph sending my love & hugs hope the doctors can help with the pain you suffer.& you will be home soon hows the colouring going Margaret if you speak to her would please pass on my best wishes & hugs to you Lynda xx

Norah sorry you had a fall hope your not to battered & bruised you have to stop saying hello to the floor as it hurts,also hope Rory's eye infection is on the mend,what a stupid doctor. Big hugs but gentle ones Lynda xx

Lynne hope your head is better oh your fur baby's are so funny keep your camera handy hugs & cuddles to Tilly & Cully from me & Annie & Bambie Lynda xx

Janet Ecco so pleased you mastered the guilding flakes with out any escaping on the floor,I put mine in a larger pot I bought from the Range store a set of stackable boxes that clip together so much easyer.
Crafty hugs Lynda xx

Sandra so pleased your GC has arrived at last wish I had shiny new plats lol thanks for the hug sending one back with cuddles to Bella & Milo, had to smile at you this morning with one of them on your head paw hugs from Annie & Bambi & hello from Freddy parrot Lynda xx
Yorkielass June hugs hope your ok big paw hugs from Annie & Bambi Lynda xx

Julie Laz I'm pleased your eyes are improving I do love your gorgeous little poodle are you still getting another dog? Hugs & paw hugs from Annie & Bambi & hugs to Lee Lynda xx

Gail thinking of you & your family love & hugs Lynda xx

Jean D my thoughts are with you & Gary hugs Lynda xx

Sending love & hugs to all Wilsonettes Lynda xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue
An elegant simple card love the periwinkle and the microbeaded bow, beautiful card Sue xx

Sending love and hugs to all ,
cameeli condolences xx
Pam, yorkielass, and Lynda thank you for your hugs and kind wishes , greatly received and returned to you all xx

Night all
Jean D

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Love love your bows really Elegant and so beautiful
Take care
Hazel G x

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue a simple card where the embossing folder does all the work. Thanks for sharing another micro beading technique with us : - )

Crafty hugs to all,
Angela in S. Wales x

SHARICA said...

Fab Card .. xx

Sandy H said...

Such an elegant card and how versatile - with a change of sentiment and colour it could be used for so many occasions.

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Love the embossed background and the bow is so, so pretty.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous card,love the colour way and background.
Helen Bx

Olive Ann Jones said...

lovely card Sue, belated birthday greetings, catching upon two weeks blogs, been away, celebrated my birthday on the 10th so we're all Gemini's together x