Sunday, 29 June 2014

The Sweetest Flower

 Good Sunday morning!  I found this lovely little card in one of my files and thought it deserved a day on the blog as it is so sweet!  I selected a polka dot patterned paper from my stash and covered it with a piece of sticky self adhesive sheet.   I peeled off the backing paper and micro beaded it for a lovely textural look.  Using the Scalloped Borders Two, I cut two using one of the decorative inserts and cutting edge.  I cut the bottom of each piece straight and mounted them on either side of a Tied Together embossed strip. I added 5mm flat back pearls to the embossed piece.   Using the Justrite Nested Cloud dies, I cut a small and large frame out of coconut white card and put them together with mounting foam.  I cut another frame out of black card to use as a shadow.  I cut the black frame in half and mounted it just peeking out of the top and bottom.  I stamped my sentiment from the Justrite Welcome Spring set using a black Archival ink pad.  Using a Tattered Rose distress ink pad, I added a light bit of shading around the sentiment.  I mounted the frames on foam then added them over the sentiment.  I seated the frame in the centre of the borders.  Using the  Layered Scallop Posy die (Heartfelt Creations), I cut some of the small flowers out of white felt and added a small pearl to the centre.  I scattered the flowers across the card diagonally.  I finished the card with a double white mat with a pierced edge on the inner mat.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 7 1/2" in size.

Now for the weekly Comment Game winners.  This week's winners are:
Marleine!!!
Erica!!!
Nikinoo!!!

From the extra qualifying post of Wed. June 25th, the winners are:
Jackie Williams!!!
Cheryl Brown!!!
Nicola Turner!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x













171 comments:

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card. So pretty, so sweet!
Erica x

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Heather Rogers said...

Morning Sue

Beautiful card how did you miss this one?

Congratulations to all the winners

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a really pretty card.
Have a good day all take care, Kitty. Sue could I please copy this and do Christmas paper and tiny snow flakes, with a christmas message or tiny ponsetias. Thank you.congrats to all the Winners.

Anonymous said...

A very neat and pretty card.... Love the lattice background .. Susan D

Nadine in Spain said...

Very pretty card, Sue! I like the colourful paper textured with microbeads, the scalloped borders, and the cloud dies make a very interesting frame. Thanks for sharing this lovely card!

Nadine x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a lovely card with different textures and the little flowers just finish it off. Congrats to all the winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

TDQ Karen said...

This is so pretty, I love dotty paper but would have never thought to micro bead it. Great card. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Jane said...

OMG I love this one Sue its BEAUTIFUL.

Jane XX

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue really pretty card, I do wonder how you keep up with all your cards. Congrats to winners. X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
We ended yesterday with the most awful thunder/hail storm. Hail the size I had never seen before - quite frightening listening to it hammering on the veranda roof. The garden this morning certainly looks sorry for itself.
Today's gift is certainly sweet. I love all the border dies as I think they just finish off certain patterns. But for me today it's the sentiment that is the winner. True Friends are very difficult to find and you know who they are at certain times in our lives.
Used my new ebosser yesterday for the first time and oh the joy of not having to turn handles. Up to now I haven't found anything I don't like about it - I ebossed a folder; embossed a die and of course cut dies. So again today I will be crafting!!
Hope you're OK Pam and feeling better day by day.
Norah I can still hear your cries of joy and wonder here in Burgundy. I can imagine you picking up your ticket and stroking it to make sure it is real.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners this week.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Take care and I'll see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Muriel Kelly said...

A very pretty card, the micro beads really add to the whole look, the flowers are so cute too,

Muriel x

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Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I do like microbeads a lot I love the texture and how they mute the background - very pretty. Congratulations to the winners. I'm off to the craft show in Portsmouth today it is so nice to be going somewhere local. Enjoy your day the weather forecast is better than yesterday. Love Jackie

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - another must try me thinks although I will have to improvise in a couple of places. Sparkle pigment has arrived but haven't had a chnace to play yet - any chance you could please blog the 1st (gold and cream) and 2nd (blue triple stamping) demos you did last week on C&C soon?... Happy crafty Sunday all
Rgs
Clare W

Joan D said...

Lovely card Sue. Great way to use scalloped borders. Those small flowers are really sweet . Xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, like the micro beaded background and the scallopped borders and the beautiful sentiment. Congratulations to all the lucky winners
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Anne Crawford said...

Such a pretty card! Love the spotted background and the border dies and of course the embossing ,micro beads, pearls and little flowers so in fact I love it all!
Hope you're feeling a bit stronger Pam , thinking of you and Robbie.
Hugs to all xo

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is such a lovely card.The borders are so delicate and pretty, I love the Nested Cloud dies, I haven't seen them before. And the Layered Scallop Posy flowers are so cute. They have both gone on my wish list this morning : ) Beautiful card! I think Kitty has a great idea, she said about using Christmas paper and snowflakes etc. That would be wonderful too. Have you managed to get some rest this week at all Sue? I do hope so. I also hope that the video shoots have been going well for you : )
Pam, Sending my daily hugs to you. I do hope your are feeling ok. and not finding it too hard to get about. Wishing you a very speedy recovery and return to the top comment spot : ) Thinking of Robbie too.
Sending hugs to all in need and of course to Sue and all of my special friends : )
Anne Crawford , glad you will get the embossing folder at last.
Thank you to yorkielass, Pat S, Pat L and Lynda.One heavy shower then sunshine so we were very lucky. All went well, thank you: )
Norah after yesterdays washing I hope your hills are bright and dry today : )
Sandra, I hope you are not too tired after your travels : )
Have a lovely day everyone. Take care.

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,

Another pretty card tho I have to confess I prefer the dies from the California collection as a centrepiece but still using this technique.. It is such a treat being able to visit your blog every day and find such beautiful creations to inspire us. Thank you Sue for all your hard work.

Hugs Alice x

Mrs B said...

Congratulations to all of the winners : ) X

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,
Love this card. So bright. Great use for the border dies.
Thank you for picking out my name. X

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Sorry not been around for a few days been working this card is stunning would have love your new flowers on this but it's ok thank you Tracy w x congratulations to the winners

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue and everyone. Another lovely card, Sue, now I don't know which to choose for Sarah's (son's lovely girlfriend) birthday! I haven't seen the nested cloud dies (how did I miss them?) but I'm pretty certain I have something similar. Thank you for all the lovely designs you post day by day. Hugs to all,and congratulations to the lucky winners. Judy M

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
How could you miss this card, it is beautiful.
Love it and the wonderful sentiment
Have a great day
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Yet Another Stunning Card, I Just Love The Beautiful Colours and Textures of this Fabulous Card.
I Love the Stunning Polka Dot Paper you have used, then using one of my Favorite products you covered it in MICRO BEADS I Just Love them they are so tactile. I really Love The Scalloped Border Two from Spellbinder they are such Stunning Dies and so versatile, I Just Love how you've placed a piece of Tied Together Embossed Card in the centre, placing your Scalloped Borders top and bottom of your Focal Point, a Fabulous Focal Point from JustRite, and the Sentiment from JustRite set Welcome Spring, I Love the Focal Element, I Love how you've added the odd Pearl to your Tied Together Embossed area this always looks so pretty.
Well Sue another Stunning Card, Thanks For The Beautiful Photography, Thanks for The great Breakdown, Thanks for the Inspiration you bring to me Daily, Thanks for this Wonderful Blog.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All
Congratulations to The Weekly Comment Gift Winners enjoy your Gift.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, really pretty card, the polka dot paper works perfect with the tied together folder. Lovely sentiment too. Congrats to the winners, enjoy your prizes. Bxl

Marion Bull said...

What a lovely card today Sue, the borders are beautiful and I love the sentiment! Gorgeous!
Marion B xx

Anonymous said...

Goodness, Sue, a bit of a blast from the recent past with this one!!
Love it - have most of the ingredients but would have to substitute with Labels 20 and your FQB's. Always like the TT folder, borders and microbeads. Fabulous and thank you. These were the sort of cards that got me hooked on craft and your blog which has been such an inspiration.

'P' in Wales

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another winner everything
about it is beautiful have all the dies
so must try.
Hope your feeling better Pam.
Nancyd xx

Brooke b said...

Good morning Sue lovely card very elegant and like the sentiment. JB xxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Yay! Micro beads lol, as you know I love anything that's micro beaded. Today's card is very pretty, also the patterned paper looks fabulous covered with micro beads, such a great idea. I love the pearls in the centre of the small flowers they are so cute.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs x
Heather T

Virginia Davey said...

Morning what a pretty card. Very simple but so delicate.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I too love micro beads. I put them on everything at the moment! I like the texture they give. This card is gorgeous. I love the sweet little flowers for a change and I never would have thought of cutting a strip of embossed card like that! Genius! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all who need one.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I do like these edger dies. They make stunning cards. I like the colours you have used on it. I have these dies so if you don't mind I'd like to have ago at this one. Congratulations to all today's winner's.
Take care Sue xx

Debs A xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue, looking at craft is currently my only outlet in crafting at the moment as the builders are in my home.

PharmacyMichele said...

What a lovely, pretty card-so delicate.
Congrats to the winners.

Michele.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Love this pretty card. The little felt flowers are very cute and give give the right amount of balance. No sun here again today. Rain all day yesterday an fan enormous cloud burst which was rather frightening. Hope you have managed a restful weekend.

Love rosemarie xx

Victoria said...

Very pretty card, love the little felt flowers. The close ups show the lovely texture created by the microbeads. Congrats to all the winners again this week.

Mo said...

Hi Sue - Haven't caught up with you lately, but I think today's card is really pretty and easy to do. I particularly liked the scalloped die cut and the felt flowers. Thanks as always for inspiration.
Luv Mo

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous, love the shapes and the tiny flowers set it off perfectly, I love this one

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Really pretty and delicate with such a true sentiment. I hope we all have at least one friend we could send a card like this too.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A really lovely card. I love the micro beads. The whole thing is so pretty. Will give this a go. Thanks again Sue. Hugs Heather.x

Anonymous said...

This is certainly a WOW card (Wonders Of Wilson) SUEperb Love it, love it!! Mabex

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
it is a really lovely card indeed, and those felt flowers are sweet.
Must give this one a go.
Hugs, Rose

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is right up my street ,love the simple lines and the flowers are so sweet and no big bow yeh"
Marion H

sonja_w said...

Fab card and as I have the border dies , I will try this layout. Thanks for sharing, I have learned so much from your blog xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Sue lovely card ... Happy crafting ... X

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, I really like this card and I managed to work out how you made it, all but the flowers which look so lovely and delicate. Enjoy you day everyone, and many congratulations to all the winners.
X Ros

doreenj said...



WOW love this card, as usual, Sue, must use my micro dots more too!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a stunning card and a different way to use your border dies. I love it! Take Care love Michelle S xxx

Wendy L said...

a beautiful card, xxxx

Karen Drew said...

Very lovely card today. Polka dots are my favourite at the moment
Luv
Karen xx

Janice K said...

The polka dot paper really sets this card off, beautiful.x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Very pretty card, another where the dies work in harmony.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jan.moogie said...

What a lovely little card well worth an airing. thanks for sharing xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very sweet card, love it. Congratulations to the winners.
Lydia
X

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, loving the trail of blossoms and the sweet sentiment too.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I agree with you that this card is too sweet not to show. I love these dies and the different results you can get with them. Congratulations to all the lucky winners today. Have a lovely Sunday. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone. Such a pretty card today Sue!! So glad you found it to share with us.
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!

A very pretty card today,
I love the scalloped borders, and the sentiment is just so lovely.

Congratulations to all the winners.
Pam, I hope you are resting and are being looked after!! A cameeli cuddle for you.
Sandra hope your journey was ok and you are not too shattered...xx

I am delighted I ordered Christmas stamps from your last show and they arrived yesterday so its play time!!

Hugs to everyone,Its a grey start here but enjoy the day!!

Cameeli xx

Hilary said...

Oops!! Meant to say congratulations to all the winners!! xxxx

gwen70 said...

Such a pretty card Sue

Anonymous said...

Def. a sweet card! Love the polka dots, I have the more rounded bracket dies, so they would make me a similar card. AND I have the heart trellis embossing folder on the way! Congrats to the winners too.

Lacelady said...

Sorry, that last comment was from me

Jayne S said...

I agree with you Sue its a really sweet card. Good to see the borders dies used too.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a really beautiful card today !! I just love it all !! The scalloped border dies look great and I love the look of the justrite "Cloud" dies too. A great sentiment and such cute little flowers. A perfect card for a friend. I, to, love Kitty's idea about turning it into a Christmas card. I think that would look great, especially like she said with some little Poinsettia's or snowflake dies !! (Great idea Kitty and Sooo cute !!) Thank you for sharing another great card with us today Sue. You are, as always so inspirational to me. I hope you have a lovely day today. Wishing you lots of love and special hugs from Tres x x x

Congratulations to today's winners love Tres x x x

Pam, Thinking of you. I hope you are ok. Sending lots of love to you and your family today from Tres x x x

Steph, Norah, Yorkielass, Linda Brock, Lindsey, Myra, Tina, Lynne M and fur babies, Sandra, Cameeli, Mrs B, Sam Smithard, Brenda Lello, Gail C, and any one who's names I have forgotten, (sorry) wishing you all lots of love and hugs today. I hope everyone has a great day, love Tres x x x

Lots of love and hugs to every one. Wishing everyone a lovely day today from Tres x x x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
A very pretty card today. Loving the lattice background and good to see border dies.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda xx

karenlotty said...

Pretty card using the borders I have these in my lowly stash but not used them yes Off to play!

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue, I love the sentiment. Congrats to this week's winners. Pat x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful little card so pretty I do love those border dies so elegant.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. Very cute card. I have that border I really must use it!
I do love the wee flowers on it.
I dunno what I'd do without all the inspiration on the blogs I look at I just canny seem to put my dies together the way you guys do!!
Love Tracy from killie x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card - very pretty. I love it.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Emily said...

Hello Sue. Very pretty card, and elegant looking. Thanks for the inspiration.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card, I especially like the borders
Pat x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love it xx hazel

lilygee said...

Good Morning Sue and All

A really pretty card with a beautiful sentiment. The. background looks gorgeous as do the borders and embossing - love it.
Wishing you all a relaxing day.
Lilygee

Sheila Lampard said...

A lovely easy to do card for a Sunday!
Enjoy your day.
Sheila x

Jackie Meechan said...

Yet another beautiful card. Your talents are endless. Wish I had an ounce of it but thanks to your blog I look as though I have as I take some of your talent and use it in my cards.

Well done to all the winners.

Big hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love how you have used the border dies. Congratulations to the winners.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card, how could you have missed it. Lots of ideas for this one. Thank you for your inspiration
as always.
Congrats to today's winners enjoy your goodies!
Take care everyone, hugs to all who need them, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card which I'm sure would look great in any colour combination.
Beverley W

June Horrocks said...

Beautiful card sue I love it thank you for sharing congrats to all the winners xxxxxjune xxxxc

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Aaaw this is such a gorgeous card, love the way you have framed the sentiment and those flowers are just so sweet. Congratulations to all the winners.
Sue I'm off on a little break so won't be able to comment till I get back on Friday...just wanted to let you know I'm not ignoring your beautiful cards.

Love Sheila xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love the border dies i use them all the time. I haven't seen the cloud dies before they look very nice . love Jean Z xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Once again an absolut stunning creation Sue. So beautiful work as usual hun.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card so glad that it got an airing, absolutely gorgeous. The sentiment is so true. Have a lovely Sunday.
Pam hope you are feeling better, hugs to you and Robbie.
Magpie happy 50th Birthday to your husband.
Maureen Happy 8th Birthday to your granddaughter, sounds like you had a fun day, happy memories.
Mrs B glad your day was mostly dry, I am going to a friends 50th birthday celebration today, outdoors with music, hoe it stays dry.
Daily hugs to Norah Steph, Jean D, Cameeli, Lynne M, Lynda, Tres, Tina, Magpie, Margaret corgi owner, Cazzie, Gail C, Myra and our wonderful Sue.
Congratulations to lucky winners.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue lovely card today Sue thank you for sharing. The boarder dies really frame the embossing. Will the tied together folder be on its way too? I haven't been able to find it mind you now my lovely friend Jackie has ordered me the heart lattice I will be using that all the time! Hope the weather is better for everyone today.
Love Diane G xxx

hotpotato said...

A happy Sunday morning to you too Sue from a glorious Suffolk.
I love the card. x

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Fancy missing this lovely card. I would adore a friend to send me this with those really cute flowers. Well done winners. My turn soon please :) xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Lea Brawn said...

I'm glad I've seen this card sue. I've been looking for an idea for a retirement card. I think this style would work well using SB labels 20. I'm really liking the build up of the frames with an aperture. X

nattyboots said...

Congrats to the Winners
Such a lovely card Sue so pretty
Elaine H X

SHARICA said...

Totally Love this card .. xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Such a pretty card, it all works so well.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

hollyberry said...

A beautiful card with such a sweet sentiment.Congratulations to all the winners.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card I love it the little flowers are cute really do like them .. hugs sarah xx

Anonymous said...

4 times Ive tried to send a comment ! 5th time lucky ?!
Sunday smiles to you Sue. To all dear sweet genuin friends here, thank you SO much for all your messages of best wishes on our only child's wedding day (those caring people know who you are) she blew us away and many a tissue was used I can tell you LOL.
Due to being way up in North Yorkshire very few of us had any reception, so I have really enjoyed looking at the stunning cards I have missed. I couldn't believe just how appropriate Thursday's card was considering : ) and Im pleased to say I had that striplet for my anniversary and already have the blooms, so can actually make that card. The tutorial was so helpful, thank you Sue. I love the stained glass look, but need more glitter plus the die. And today's card, well, how lush is that border 2 die ? VERY, and I really must save up for that, its sooo pretty. So at last Ive caught up ! All I need to say about our daughters wedding has been sai as 1 - only a small few would be interested and 2 - I appreciate that this is Sue's inspirational blog, and not everyone wants it turned into a 'wedding blog' !! So I wont : )

Pam - Ive not managed to read all comments I missed but I gather you are not too good yet, just remember.Im sending hugs to you, Robbie and the family.
Tina E - Thank you so much, it went down a treat and bought so much laughter after she dryly explained LOL.
Sandra - Thank you for the poem xx

And to all winners today - congratulations and enjoy.
Be happy Sue. Stay well.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card today. Love the cloud dies. I don't think I've seen these before. Must put them on my wish list. Isn't the tied together embossing folder gorgeous. I'm so glad I bought this one. Glad your day went well Mrs B, it rained in Witney until well after lunch time. If your meeting Sandra anytime in Witney for a coffee please let me know as I would love to meet you, seeing as I only live down the road from you. Hugs as usual to Pam, Cameeli Norah and Steph. Hope your hills are awash with sunshine today Norah, and try not to do to much.

Pat S Witney said...

Oops, forgot to say congratulations to all the winners.

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & friends,
Exhausted today, so briefly.......
Sue I love today's card, the highlight to me is those tiny beautiful flowers, they are adorable!
Congratulations to the lucky winners!
Steph you are more than welcome, would love to see what you did with it!
To the rest of my dear friends I hope you have a lovely Sunday, whatever you are doing! I can barely move today but my daughters have a football tournament this afternoon, another 4 hours in my wheelchair! Ouch!
I will catch up with you all tomorrow, from my bed probably!
Sorry to moan!
Hugs
Sandra xxx

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, I like the clouds dies, I haven't seen them before and am already a microbead fan.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners enjoy your gift.In my thoughts Pam and Robbie, best wishes Sandra hoping you don't hurt too much. Wishing all a dry day after the torrential downpours yesterday. Hugs to anyone in need.
Vanessa x

Kate's Cards said...

Aaaaaaw!

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue I'm turning into a weekend commenter as the weeks are busy at the moment. But I do try and pop onto the blog to see the cards even if I haven't got time to leave a comment. You've given me some great ideas this week for a card I want to do for a friend. Love this card today,very pretty! Gx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love the polka dots, and love the sentiment, really is a sweet card! Love Jean xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

A very sweet little card Sue , love the polka dots too.
Have a great day xx
Ruth

Anonymous said...

Pretty card. Take care. Claire

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card! It has everything! I have not seen the cloud dies before but will have a go using labels 7 - think that may just work! The little flowers are so delicate - reminded me of little china flowers. The scallops around the strip of EF is genius too. Thanks Sue.
Congratulations to today's winners and yesterday's .
Love to all,
Myra

Myra P said...

PS. Will try to come back and read comments later. Hope everyone is ok! x

Jill Liddle said...

Love the colours today.

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

Wow! I love this card. Another gorgeous elegant design by you, well done. I've been staying up the last 2 nights creating one of your cards, the sparkling lace background card. It's so beautiful thank you so much for sharing all your beautiful work.

Lots of love , Ivy Ling

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Gorgeous card I love these borders, the embossing folder and the cute little flowers, its all gorgeous, it fires my inspiration as it could be adapted in so many other ways and for many occasions, THANK YOU.
Congratulations to all of today's winners.
Hope everyone is having a good Sunday, Love Brenda xxx

PAM sending you love and prayers
STEPH it sounds as if you've got lots of wonderful memories of your lovely daughter's special day.
SANDRA, it will mean so much to your daughters to have you there at the football tournament, and I'm sure they appreciate all the extra effort you're putting in for them - you really will be the No 1 mum of the match!

craftynanna said...

hi sue, fabulous card, love the colour, well done to all the winners love J

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card - glad you found it and could share it with us
Hugs
Carol x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Great card Sue. Love all the dies and the sweet little felt flowers. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card today, I would love to try this one, sue I could watch you craft till the cows come home ( that's a saying we have lol ) I come from Leeds but have been in Swansea, Wales, for 26 year's and people in wales still ask where I'm from lol I go back to Leeds and they tell me I'm welshy lol, sorry about not posting the last couple of days, not been very well, had a bad few days, i can't even play or anything with olly my 15 month old grandson, but I do, and I pay for it later but he's worth it,
I'm in pain anyway so what's the difference, he says nana now, I have one week left with my daughter and olly befor they go to Cyprus for a year, thank goodness for computers lol crafty hugs Julie xx

To all the fabulous Wilsonetts
Your alway in my thoughts,
Pam love to your nephew,
Hugs to you all, if your having a good day or bad day,
Love Julie xxx
Is there anyone on here who lives in Swansea, please get in touch with me, xx

June said...

Morning everyone, Pam I hope you are feeling a little better today and that Robbie has a good day too. Sue this is a stunning card, I wished I had an ounce of your talent, every card you make is an inspiration, I love micro beads but have not used them too much so I am definitely going to try this one.

To all the winner I would like to congratulate you all, what a fantastic achievement.

To everyone else, have a wonderful Sunday, keep safe, healthy and happy June xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love everything about it, especially the flowers and sentiment.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, great card and lots of inspiration and ideas. Pretty colours.
Congratulations to all the winners.
ElizabethS x

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Ooooooo stunning! It was a wow, wow, wow from the first look Sue. Just gorgeous. I do love those border dies they're so elegant and classy. Love how you've used the dies in the middle and shadowing them in black card looks stunning. I'm glad I already have the Tied Together EF it's used for so many occasions. I just love those little white felt flowers too. Just beautiful! Just to say "thank you so much" Kitty for the great idea for a Christmas card! It will look just as lovely xx Congratulations to all the winners on the comment game! Wonderful! Enjoy your prize! Glad the wedding day went beautifully Lancs Steph and you took the advice of tissues! Thinking of you all who are suffering in whatever way, I send my love and hugs to all of our wonderful Wilsonette family. These wishes go to each and everyone of you. Thank you Yorkielass for the husband's 50th birthday wishes for the 7th. Have a great day on your friends 50th too! Fingers crossed for the weather being nice xx Thank you Clare for the info on the Heart EF x I ordered it last night on Joanna's website! Whoo hoo! Take care Sue and everyone. Have a good day all of you and "thank you" Sue xx Love Karen xx

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Sue thanks for your inspiration xxx

rachel said...

reallu gorgeous sue xx

Susan White said...

Love this design - will dig out all my polka dot papers now!!! Congrats to all the winners, and have a great Sunday everyone! Susan x

Maxine T said...

Very nice card Sue, love the colour.
Maxine T

Maureen Killen said...

Good afternoon Sue,
and all the ladies.
This is a gorgeous, pretty card, which I'll probably have to adapt and use.
Congratulations to today's winners.
Thanks to Yorkielass, June for Zoe's birthday wishes.
Love to all xx

Beth T said...

I love all the layers and details that you've added-it shows that taking a couple of extra minutes to add a few details can make a big difference.
Thanks for sharing

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, I just adore the tiny little flowers, they are too sweet :). I've decided that I really need to get a piercing ruler, I tried with a 'normal' one but the holes just don't come out neat enough no matter how I try :). Have a great Sunday everyone. x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Such a beautiful card colours are super. I do so love these border dies they are so versatile, and I am surprised that my tied together embossing folder has not worn out! This is yet another card that lends itself to lots of occasions even Christmas as Kitty has said.

Many congratulations to the lucky winners do enjoy your prizes.

Welcome back to Steph delighted to know all went so well and you are ok. x

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them especially Pam and family, Yorkielass, Sandra, Gail, Tandy, Lynda and Tina.
Margaret corgi owner

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue, This card is Fantastic I love it. Congratulations to the winners. Hope everyone has had a good weekend. Susi xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes WOW what gorgeous card today just love everything about it so elegant loving the border dies with the tied together EB folder. I haven't seen the "cloud" die before such a lovely die ( now on my ever growing list ) how could you forget this little beauty Sue lol
Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx
Congratulations to the lucky winners xx

Steph so pleased you all had a magical day & have lots of lovely memorise Hugs Lynda xx

Pam hope your improving each day also Robbie love & hugs to you both Lynda xx

Sandra enjoy your daughter's football match although you are hurting after your journey yesterday,take care & get plenty of rest tomorrow gentle hugs Lynda xx

Yorkielass enjoy your day with your friend, wishing her a happy 50th birthday hugs Lynda xx

Maureen happy 8th birthday to your granddaughter hope you all have a fun day hugs Lynda xx

Sheila Ginger enjoy your break hugs Lynda xx

Hugs to Tina,Tandy,Gail,Tres,Jean D,June,Yorkielass,Lindsay ,Cazzie ,Julie Laz,Margaret corgi owner, Camille,Magpie,Myra ,Lynn M & fur babies,Norah & wee Rory love Lynda xx

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A very pretty card with gorgeous little felt flowers. xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Really pretty card - love it. Seem to type the same comment every day, but its true!!!!

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

P.S. Congrats to all the winners.

Laura O said...

this is a pretty card ,it did deserve a showing .Laura O

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Micro beads ahoy! They make such a difference to a simple background!
Congrats to all you lucky winners!

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
I really like this card,very pretty.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Love Angela x

weefortune said...

Another Sweet card sue, hugs Elaine

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. Tied Together is a lovely folder, so pleased I bought it. The cloud dies look fabulous, I've never seen those before but might have to look out for them. Congratulations to the winners. Steph, sounds like your daughter's wedding was lovely. Julie Laz, sorry to hear you're not well - just be careful and get well soon. Pam hope you're on the road to recovery - big gentle hug to you. Love and hugs to all. Love Alison xxx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue, like everything about it, the little flowers are so cute and the background is stunning.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners!

CraftyJo said...

So lovely :)

Theresa Pace said...

very pretty card. sweet xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card and the tiny flowers really are so very sweet. I love the nested cloud dies and don't remember seeing them before, where have you been hiding them?

After a slow start today the weather brightened up considerably and I have been working in the garden for most of the day. Norah's hills are bathed in late evening sunshine - so much better than yesterday's downpours.

Congratulations to the blog winners, enjoy your prizes.

Wishing everyone a good week ahead.

Frances

Jane Franklin said...

So many favourites of your cards Sue. I love this one as well. Keep them coming please. Congratulations to the winners. Luv to all jax

Rosie said...

Another gorgeous card, Sue. I love the use of polka dot paper as back ground, it really sets off the dies and makes them stand out.
Congratulations to all the winners..

Rosie said...

Another gorgeous card, Sue. I love the use of polka dot paper as back ground, it really sets off the dies and makes them stand out.
Congratulations to all the winners..

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely little card, full of beautiful detail.
Veronique L

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
This card is so beautiful another one to try. Pam hope you are recovering. Steph so glad you had a wonderful day. Everyone who is not feeling too good special hugs. Congratulations to all the winners.I have been crafting all day so early night to ease the pains. Love and hugs to all

sued99 said...

Only one word for this - gorgeous!

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue and blog friends

such a pretty card to lay dormant. Can't see how it was overlooked, just beautiful.

Steph, Happy days, Just so pleased I could help, bit nail biting hoping it got there on time, Sooo chuffed. X

Margaret, I hope your mouth is less painful today. X

Norah, hope you are ok today, have'nt read anything from you, unless I'm not looking properly.

Pam, I hope Robbie is moving in the right direction, it is so hard to put into words what we want to say and what we wish for Robbie and his mum and dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers, which I have called upon so much lately, but I'm so sure there is no limitations. God bless. X

To everyone that keeps us in your daily thoughts, Thank you. Every day is a hurdle and if we don't manage to jump it, we knock it over , pick ourselves up and head for the next one. more determined every time. X

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone.









Hello Sue and Everyone,
Such a pretty card today, very delicate and I am glad you gave it an airing Sue. hope all is well with everyone. from Christine C and Ella









Cazzie D said...

Evening Sue. This card is sooooooo yummy - right up my street. Love it, love it, love it. Caz X

terrie said...

I love the polka dots for the background...
Very nice card Sue

Joanna Dickson said...

This is such a lovely Sue.
With only 2 hours to spare until tomorrow, I'm late again. Would like to congratulate all of the lucky ladies drawn out this week.
Hope to check in earlier tomorrow,
Crafty Hugs
Jo xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
A lovely card with the cutest wee flowers but i have none of these today so it would need to be an improvisation job on all parts of today's beauty. The cloud die looks really nice and could prove to be very useful over time making it a very worthwhile purchase. Thank you Sue for such a beautiful card even without having any of the neccessary components it is a goal to aim for.
Well today has been one trial after another because a certain male member of my household decided to put through new pipes to put in a downstairs wc, banged his little hammer in the wrong place and burst the main water pipe feeding both us and our nextdoor neighbour. So it has to be shut off after turning our founds into floating founds. I had to go to Stirling twice to get him joints for the damaged pipes and ended up calling in a plumber to rescue us before we started fliating down to the Devon river. Was this a good idea getting Mr i can do anything to put in a wc downstairs is now on the 60/40 split against. Maybe i should just get a stair lift as it would probably be less traumatic on mine and my poor pups nerves. Tia's scared to come out encase she gets yelled at for being in the way again. Roll on tomorrow when i can have sensible conversation as i am meeting Fraces an d i am so looking forwsrd to it.
Well done girls on your win, i know you are going to have great fun with your prize when it arrives.
Steph, so lleased that evrrything went well for your darling baby girls big day. I hope that you rested when you could as it was a very long day for you. I know my favourite time of my wedding day was the time i had with my best friend( my mum) when getting dressed and then the time i had with my beloved daddy while waiting for the car. These are the times that i still treasure 23 years later and your daughter will have that same magjcal memory to carry through her new life, and everytime she remembers, a smile with such happiness will come over her. Remember dear Steph, you are your wee girls best and most constant best friend that is there for her for all time and you gave her the loviest treasure.
Pam, i hope you are feeling a bit better today and recovering from your operatio. Please be careful when you get back on your feet and don't try to do too much at once.
sandra, i hope your girls football match was a winner from them after your agony of a day in the wheelchair. Take it easy tomorrow from your bed flower and i hope you are less painful after some tlc.
Well, so tired after a marathon day with diy hubby so i will wish you all a lovely night and see you tkmorrow hopefully. Sending gentle hugs to all our fragile friends for what ever reason,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card the polka dot micro beaded background is lovely and I think I must invest in the cloud die , as I think it was kitty said will make a lovely Christmas design too, thanks Sue.
Lovely to see Steph back so pleased daughters wedding went well , have a good rest .xx
Pam, missing you on top spot hope your ok and recovering from your op sending you hugs xx
Yorkielass and all the other lovely blog ladies sending you crafty hugs
Jean D xx

Jean Deane said...

Oops forgot congrats to all winners ,!!
Jean D

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Well another stunning card you have given us today
The way you use your dies is an inspiration I know I keep saying that But it is true
Never seen the cloud dies before I love em they set your card of
Congratulations to all the lucky winners enjoy your prize
You take care Sue
Love Theresa. xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Sorry I have not left a comment for a few days i have not been feeling very well.A bit better today though
WOW an Absolutely Stunning card Sue
Congrats to all the winners
Take care
Hazel G xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
This card sings to me.
Ita.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Here I am, fashionably late...

I love the way the die cuts work with the paper/ micro bead (I neeeed microbeads!) combination. Very chic card.

Crafty hugs,

T x

Now off to find if Dolly Parton at Glastonbury is on iplayer...

Sandy H said...


Hello Sue,

such a pretty card. Love the border die and those gorgeous little felt flowers.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Pleased everything went well, Steph. Norah, I hope you've confiscated the hammer. Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue and congrats to the lucky winners.
Adstar

June Ballenger said...

Hi sue

Sorry I haven't commented for a while, we had a bereavement in the family.

This card is beautiful and I love the dotty background.

June x

Nana on the Hill said...

Such a sweet card, love it.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, elegant card. Must try micro beads on patterned paper as never tried that before.

Francesca x

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

So pleased you showed us this card you made on C&C. Absolutely love it as all the cards you made.

Lots of love,

Ivy Ling

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue, (sorry for the late posting. )

I love this card! I adore the way you've used the border pieces next to the tied together folder strip.
The felt flowers are so pretty. I've not seen or heard of the cloud dies before I think, they are on my 'to get' list now!

I had almost thought you had forgotten about microbeads as you've been using the ice crystals more recently.

I'd love to use mine but they are still in storage 😕

As a catch up with my moving back...
..I'm still waiting for the decorating to be finished, the decorator must have forgotten how to decorate, he had a whole 2.5litres pot of red paint for ONE wall in my lounge and he's used it all somehow and it's patchy and badly painted, he's blaming the paint! Oh well another person to cross off the list of handy people to call in to do jobs 😕
My carpets are still waiting to be received by the fitters so I'm no further forward. Everytime I think I'm going home in a week or two I'm let down by some red tape or person working for my insurance company!
Oh well, must try and be positive, it should be nice in my flat when it's all over. Unfortunately when I get the unlabelled boxes back (not by my choice I'd have labelled them with room and general contents)
I've got to sort through each one and unpack into what little furniture I actually have left before my new furniture comes. Then take my too small clothes to be gotten rid of to the charity shop, and de clutter at the same time.

I'm hoping the Christmas cards I made last year to use this year are not affected by the flood. They were in a clip fastened box but I have a horrible feeling they were taken out the sealed plastic box and put in a cardboard box to be stored 😡
Fingers xd it'll be ok and I'll be back home crafting very soon. Xx

Take good care, and thank you for all your hard work and creativity xx

Best wishes from katie-Louise sweetlove xx

Vick said...

Oh WOW What a beautifully done card I love it immensely !!! <3
hugs, vick xthe-artful-codger.blogspot.com
My YTChannel vixcrafts

maxine said...

stunning card

Blue Rose said...

Sue,
What a beautiful card, it definitely deserved a day in your blog. I always love when you micro bead your projects, it gives it such an elegant look.

Maxine T said...

Love the iced snow on this one and the three layers, just beautiful would love love to have it.
Maxine T

Helen Barker said...

Very pretty card love all the little details and texture.
Helen Bx