Sunday, 1 June 2014

Your Strength

 Good Sunday morning all!  Another card from my last Justrite show in April.  I started with a piece of periwinkle card and stamped one of the Ribbons and Swags stamps all over the background with a Clear Perfect medium pad.  Then I used the Honeycomb Haven embossing folder to give it texture.  Then , as if that wasn't enough, I cut the piece into strips and wove them back together to form the background for the card.  Using the Grand Square dies, I created a large frame and used two of the in between sized dies to emboss into the frame.  I added mounting foam to raise it and then cut a slightly smaller frame for it to sit upon.  I glued the entire piece to my background,which held the woven pieces in place.  I stamped a sentiment  from the Becca Feeken's set called Ribbons and Swags  and cut it into a strip.  I cut several of the Faux Quilled leaves in white and used them around a single white organza ribbon rose on the end of my sentiment strip.  I added some white tulle and pearl strings along with a couple of thin pieces of the periwinkle card curled around a pencil.  My friend Kim Robertson taught me that trick!  The entire piece was then matted onto a white pierced layer, a thin periwinkle layer and a final white layer.  The finished dimensions are 8" x 8" in size

Now, it is time once again to announce the winners of the weekly Comment Game.  This week's winners are:
Norah McPhee!!!
Utility Girl!!!
Julie Kay!!!

From the extra qualifying post of Wednesday May 28th, the winners are:
Caroljsmith!!!
Pauline Norbury!!!
Zena McCalmont!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.

Before I forget too, why don't you all pop over to Julia Watts blog (Inkyfingerzone.blogspot.com) and wish her a Happy Birthday!  I know she would love that!  All for now, Sue x










189 comments:

Pam said...

Happy beautiful Sunday morning, and a beautiful card to see today, love it.
Congrats to all winners especially Norah McPhee, Wheeee, Norah, go girl.
Julie & Lee, thank you Lee for helping Julie keep up with the blog, TOB, so sorry about your arm infection, poor you. Gail & Jean, always in my thoughts as are "your boys". To all, my never ending supply of hugs, help yourselves if needed.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you the card is stunning, I remember the tv demo. Well Sue the sun is shinning here in Northants, I hope the sun is out for all the Wilsonettes, take care all Kitty. many congratulations to all the Winners

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such a beautiful card today I love the background it makes the card 'Pop'. The leaves are one of my favourite embellishments and go with any flower you have in your stash.
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the Colour and that sentiment is so nice. Congratulations to all the winners. Love Jean xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Fab card! Love the weaving of the stamped and embossed card. Could you do a video of how to make the fabulous embossed frame please? Congrats to the winners. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love the leaves they are on my wish list and the grand squares will be joining the leaves.
Congratulations to all the winners Norah well done
The sun is out this morning a lovely way to start June
Love and hugs to everyone
Love Tina :-) x

CraftyAnn said...

What a lovely fresh looking card, the colour used is divine, perfect of a lovely sunny day here. I love the idea of weaving, I've not tried that before either with embossed card or plain simple card, it's been something I did not think I would consider but after seeing this card it's something I will try today.
Thanks for the inspiration and take care.

Ivonka said...

Wow! I really love it and particularly the way you've made the embossed frame. I definitely need to play with my dies more! Have a lovely Sunday. Yx

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue
Well what a stunning card i absolutely love the colour combo, congrats to all the winner this week, Hugs, V xxx
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My YTChannel vixcrafts

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oooooo I'm early on this wonderfully sunny morning 'cos I'm off to a craft show! Yippee!
What a lovely start to the morning to see such a stunning card....love the weaving and the perriwinkle and white....absolutely gorgeous.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Love Sheila xx

Marion Bull said...

Love the card, the background is great and love the periwinkle blue. Happy sunny Sunday to everyone!
Marion B xx

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, Good morning to all. This is such a pretty card sand love the idea of cutting and weaving the paper, it is very striking . Enjoy your day.
X Ros

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - it's a must try! Love those leaves and blue curls - will be trying that idea. Only 10 more wanabee Wilsonettes needed to make 5000 - wowee!! Happy crafty Sunday all and HB Julia.
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

FAB-U-LOUS!! Love everything about this card...the rose is very pretty and I think the shaped thin strips of card are a great idea too. Mabex

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes,
A lovely sunny day here at the moment. A truly lovely card today. Those leaf dies are beautiful and really stand out.
Have a good day everyone, enjoy the sunshine as I think it goes downhill again tomorrow.
Congratulations to all of the winners.
Hugs Dawn Searle xxxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Gorgeous colour, sentiment, frame and finishing touches.
Congratulations to all the winners, especially Norah whose stories keep me in stitches. At least you won't have to hide this package when it arrives!
Have a great Sunday all.
Sue XXX

Nadine in Spain said...

A very pretty card today, Sue. I like the look of the woven periwinkle background framed in white, and the quilled leaves with the ribbon rose are the perfect finishing touch.

Nadine

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I love it. And those leafs are to die for im still waiting for mine to arrive.Take care xx

Debs A xx
debsartliffscards.blogspot.co.uk

Sandra said...

Good Sunday Morning Sue & Lovely blog friends,
What a lovely card today, those faux quilled leaves are beautiful, they really stand out against that periwinkle colour background, looks very 'wedgewood' colour scheme, I love it!
I hope everyone has a lovely Sunday .
Julie Laz I hope you are on the mend, hugs to you and Lee.
Norah, I hope your golden halo is still shining after yesterday, today is for relaxing!
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs to all my special ones,
Crafty Hufs
Sandra xxx

Sandra said...

Sorry, should be crafty 'hugs'

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Happy sunny Sunday Sue, great card.

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card.
Gr Elly

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely colours, would have been happy even without te weaving but it is very effective. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Really gorgeous card. Love the blue twiddly bits and the colour is very calming.

Brenda Hanlon said...

Love the colours, very interesting look with weaving the embossing folder. Very pretty.

Lilian said...


Lovely card , the background is stunning. Lilian

weefortune said...

Good Sunday Morning Sue, its another lovely day, what a beautiful card love the periwinkle colour. Having a relaxing day, hugs to all Elaine x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I never would have thought of doing that with the background. You are full of brilliant ideas. I have just wished Julia a Happy Birthday I will do the same on Facebook later. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Joan D said...

I really love the weaving technique and the periwinkle card is a stunning colour to use.i have the leaf dies which I use such a lot. Stunning card x x

Debbie Tinks said...

Stunning card today Sue ...love the colour...and flower...Happy crafting ...x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue and everyone on this beautiful sunny morning. Love the card and especially the periwinkle colour, so pretty. Congratulations to all the winners x

AnneRD said...

A stunning card Sue, especially like the embossed frames giving such a crisp finish and great dimension. Background technique is fab and the leaves give the light, airy touch. Anne x

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful elegant card. It's stunning and I love it. Congratulations to all the winners, and love to all. HELP
Can anyone tell me why I have a dustbin on my posts - is it because I write rubbish or for some other reason? No one else has one. I am a newbee laptop user xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, love the frame and flower embellishment with twirls of card but feel the woven background is a bit too busy for my liking. Love the periwinkle card.
Donna Jones

Oksana said...

Beautiful Sue! Love everything about this card. Have a good Sunday!xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Another fabulous creation! Lovely card, full of interest. Congrats to all the winners.

Michele.

Donna Golby said...

Good morning another fab card. Congrats to all the winners. Sunny day today. Have a fun filled day whatever you are upto Donna.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
We have sunshine at long last!!
Today's gift is so so gentle and of course as I always say you cannot go wrong for me with blue/white and in any shade of blue.
I love the clean simple look and oh it can be for any occasion. That's definitely a winner in my book.
The idea of plaiting the strips is lovely and a big thank you for reminding me that I bought a reel of chiffon roses sat on white tulle ages ago and have never used it. It will now be brought to the fore and all my chiffon roses will be used instead of fighting with tulle to make these flowers.
Many congrats to Norah - oh those mountains will look so and beautiful this morning Norah knowing that you are a winner. Go Norah go!!!
Enjoy the day everyone; take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue, I love the colour and the background, I will try this.
Hugs to all
Congratulations to all the lucky winners
Michelle xxxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card congrats to all the winners looks like today's going to be sunny thanks Tracy w x

sonja_w said...

Simply stunning, I absolutely love this die . Xx

Anonymous said...

Yay, Sue, my kind of card!! Really love the periwinkle and the embossed frames (for once, sussed how to do this all on my own before you gave us the know-how - stupidly pleased with myself!) Of course, adore the embellishment but just think may have left the blue background intact rather then using weaving, as so much going on. Now this is one I'd love to win if it were up for grabs!!
Well done all winners, especially our Norah, who will be dancing under the Ochils for sure.
Lee Laz - keep up the good crafty work and hugs for Julie. Hugs for you, too!

'P' in Wales

Diane said...

Hi Sue what a pretty card I love the woven background only you would think to go that little bit further! The paper twirls are great too we will all be trying that trick. Have a great day with your mum. Love Diane G xxx
Maureen don't worry the dustbin only appears on yours because you are the author and only you and the blog owner can delete it. I had a panic about that too when I first started! Congratulations on joining the blog. Diane x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a stunning card, love the soft blue and white, and the woven centre. Congrats to the winners. Have a lovely Sunday, hopefully it is sunny where you are.Bx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. This is a stunning card. The blue and white is lovely together. Thanks again. Have a lovely day. Hugs Heather.x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card I like it very much, will have a go at this one love Jean Z xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card today,love the colours.

val jones said...

Good Moring Sue from a very rainy Spain. Love todays card. It´s like Heaven on a plate.
Enjoy your Sunday.
Love Val in Spain x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
What a beautiful card!
I love your weaving technique, the faux quilled leaves,the curled card swirls , the lovely embossed frame and that
gorgeous periwinkle card..
I must try the embossed frames, did you do a video of a card using this technique?
Bright and sunny morning here on the Surrey/Sussex border, just hope it lasts as I have some repotting to do and plants to put in the garden.
Have a great day!
Love Lesley S

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue, such lovely weather for the first of June, and a lovely card to go with the blue sky's.
Congratulations to this weeks winners, Norah no hiding this package in the wardrobe or drawers! Lee and Julie hope all goes well, Gail thinking of you, Pam, Cameeli, Lynne, Alison, Norah, tres, Tob, Steph and all other Wilsonettes wherever you are big crafty hugs xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue I agree this card is lovely nice clean fresh looking .
Marion H

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the card, it really stands out! Congratulations to the winners!
I'm just back from Cornwall, my lovely brother is going down hill fast now, his wife is so brave!
Hope to craft this week. Gail C x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I love this card. I have tried this technique and it always looks good. Love the tip about the fine strips of card. The sun is out and the birds are singing, so a good start to the day.

Love Rosemarie xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card today. Love the colour scheme very Wedgewoodesque and also the oven bckground. I think the leaves (along with the bows) are my favourite dies and they re so useful.
Well done to all of the winners especially Norah - well done! Julie hope every day brings you closer to being better. Sending crafty hugs to everyone especially all of the fur babies and four legged friends, Lindsay,Lynne,
Steph,Norah ,Pam et al. Love Alison xxx

Petra Z said...

WOW this card is an absolutely eyecatcher.
What a wonderful background and such a lovely flower. The arrangement of the leaves is also super successful.
Very great!!!
Love greetings Petra

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card, love the colours and composition. Heaven on a plate indeed!
Have a good Sunday.
Hugs, Rose

Alison Couchman said...

Morning All.
Love this card - it's a beauty. I'm a bit confused about the stamping on the blue card though. Won't it stay sticky for ages? Or am I missing something?
Congratulations to all the winners.
Maureen - the dustbin allows you to delete the post if you want to. You can throw it in the bin.
We finally have some sunshine here in Suffolk - yipeeee!
Alison

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, Wow another beautiful and elegant card... And I just love the periwinkle and grand squares.

Congratulations to all the winners especially Norah!!

Have a lovely day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow what a beauty today, I do love those leaves and the blue and white is so pretty

Victoria said...

This card is just perfect. So many things to mention, from the funky background to the lovely frame and also the twirly bits. Love the colour and, well just everything really!

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A beautiful sunny day here. The quilled dies are not on my list I'm afraid, but the card is beautiful. Love how you have done the woven background and the frame. Very Wedgewoodesque.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Sunday smiles to you Sue. Morning Wilsonettes. Yet another sunny day to celebrate, and another beautiful Sue card otherwise known as a W.O.W = Wonder Of Wilson. Definatly a Wedgewood look to it, clean and delicate. I really wish I could afford the grande die to frame my cards I think it turns a card into a framed picture, it makes that 'special' card a little more special with the addition of a box looking frame. I think it just goes to show that although all the decorative dies add a lushness to our cards/projects the good old square dies are such a valuable part of our 'stash' so maybe I should listen to what I say and try and save for the grande die ! But there are SO many of your new collection I dont have and before long your new collection will be needing homes, so I have such a dilema ! : )
Hope you ladies that went to the show at Bolton had a great time, and to those going today - its very warm here again and have a lovely day there.
Need to get a few cards sorted today before my stay on the ward next week, only problem is that I dont have the stamps I need !
I hope you are all being warmed up by the sun this morning. To Julie and our other poorly 'sister' who is SO unwell at the moment, I wish I could wave a magic wand for you. Tina - You are in my thoughts, you know we are all with you at your sadest time, and to our 6am Pam my hugs are for you also.

Have a wonderful day Sue and make many memories today.
Congrats to the list of winners today, enjoy your gift.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue,
Love the weave background on this card and. The periwinkle is such a lovely colour. Congrats to the winners and hope everyone has a good day.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue stunning card to love the colours just beautiful. Congratulations to Norah and all the other winners. Hugs to all who need them today. Hope all who are poorly are feeling better. Julie and her lovely hubby hope all well with you too. Sophy n Gran

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card such a pretty blue. Really love the beautiful frame and my favourite quilled leaves look so pretty with the ribbon rose and all the blue twiddley bits.

Congratulations to all the winners

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi to all lovely crafting friends!
Oh Sue, I do like this card today. I adore periwinkle blue and the white faux quilled leaves and tulle rose are gorgeous . Not forgetting the blue "twiddly bits" . Are they just slivers of card wound round a pencil and then sort of tweaked? Now you know why you're writing this blog and I'm reading! Lol
Have wished Julia a Happy Birthday . Thanks for letting us know as Julia is so nice.
Many thanks to all the kind friends who wished me well yesterday! I slept nearly all day and all night so lots better.
Have not read all yesterday's posts yet but will do that later! All being well.
Tres - I am like you and had lots of promarker pens. I still use them a bit but the Tim Holtz pens are softer and it's nice to be able to match up with the ink pads.
I bought three to start with to see if I liked them. x
Norah, - Congratulations! What a popular win! I hope you really enjoy your prize. Maybe these Ochil Hills will be alive with the sound of music today! x
Lee and Julie have a good day. Hope the sun is shining where you are ,sending hugs x
Love to all crafting friends.
Myra

karenlotty said...

Sunshine and Salsa dancing today Two of my favourite things! Congrats winners too! Love the card Like Ecco any shade of blue is a winner I have stop myself at times and use another colour

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Such a beautiful card today I just love those leaves, so pleased the dies are made to last as my leaf die is in use almost everyday!
Congratulations to all the lucky winners especially so to Norah delighted for you lovely lady. Hope you all enjoy your gifts and put them to great use.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a stunning card but i don't think i would have done the weaving as i like the folder on it's own. The periwinkle and white go beautifully together. I like what you did with your thin strips of card a lovely finishing touch and the quilled leaves are gorgeous one of my fave dies. Congrats to all the lucky winners. Have a lovely day whatever you are doing.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, I so Love The Fabulous Colours you have chosen, Today's Card is Truly Exquisite, so clean and fresh looking, I so love the Frame technique which you shared with us on a "Video" and it's quite simple to achieve, on that Video you used The Grand Spellbinder with the corners cut away. I've used it with The Grand Straight Edge Spellbinder.
I Love The Embossing and how you then cut it into strips and then did your strips then did your weaving.
Love The Flower and the embellishments a Truly Stunning Card I Just Love It, Sue Thank You for sharing thank you for your inspiration and for those fabulous photograph shots. "If Any One Deserves To Have 5000 Followers You Do!!!! Not Long Now"
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All Congratulations to winners!
SANDY .G. IF YOU READ THIS AGAIN SUE DID THE FRAME TECHNIQUE ON A VIDEO CALLED
"FAUX LETTER PRESS" You can watch like I do through You Tube, or go to Joanne Sheen's On-line shop where she has all Sue's Video's lined up for people to watch!

rachel said...

brilliant card - love the tiles! they look awesome xx

Annie said...

Morning to you Sue and all your bloggers!
Lovely, lovely card, the flowers and leaves are just gorgeous, the background amazing.
Congrats to the lucky winners!
Have a good Sunday
Hugs Annie

barbiepinkfairy said...

Loving the leaves I think they may be my next purchase. Love this card blue colour gorgeous.

Lancashire Steph I live in Heaton opposite Bolton School. I was brought up in Kearsley so know Farnworth well and work at the hospital which is probably not far from you!

Happy Crafting everyone xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a stunning card this morning
love the periwinkle and the weaving
just pops off the card love love love it.
Congrats to all the winners lucky you.
Nancyd xx

nannapat said...

Love the background on today's card Sue and the periwinkle is such a gorgeous colour. Congrats to all the winners. Pat x

CHERYL brown said...

such a pretty sweet card. congrats to the winners. hugs Cheryl xxx

Suejimbel said...

Lovely card Sue. This periwinkle coloured card is one of my favourites x

Jeanie said...

Morning Sue a beautiful card today love the blue and i love the frame idea must try.
Must find that video thank you Sam.
have a lovely day jeanie

Jeanie said...

Morning Sue a beautiful card today love the blue and i love the frame idea must try.
Must find that video thank you Sam.
have a lovely day jeanie

Jean Deane said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely periwinkle card ,fab woven background and your beautiful quilled leaves and the twirly strips just lovely xx

Sending special hugs to Gail , thinking of you x and to Julie and lee xx
Hugs too to everyone who's not well or who just needs a cyber cuddle xx
Thanks Pam xx
Congratulations to all of today's winners , I bet your over those ochills Norah!!! Congrats xx

Many hugs
Xxx

Jean Deane said...

Maureen,
After you have posted your comment if you look below it next to your name it says sign out if you click on it when you look at your comment again the bin will have gone , hope that makes sense xx
Jean D

sued99 said...

Congrats to the winners. Absolutely gorgeous card today.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, another beautiful card in such a pretty colour. I love the filigree look that the faux quilled leaves create. Congratulations to all the winners.x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card love the blue and white very crisp and clean. Maybe I would have just left the background
Embossed without cutting it into strips, but this gives it a whole new look.
Well done all the winners, especially Norah, you keep us all glued to your antics over there at Glenochil, have a great day and enjoy your gift.
Gail C make the most of your time with your brother, I went thought the same as you last year and was glad I had the time to be there for him and his family. Take care thinking of everyone who needs hugs. Jess x

Zena McCalmont said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card. Periwinkle blue is such a gorgeous colour. This card will brighten everyone's day.
Thanks for picking me as a winner, I will not be able to say I never win anything. : )
Regards Zena x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card - very fresh looking. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, love the periwinkle card! Just going to pop over and wish Julia a Happy Birthday! Hugs Carole Z X

Beryl Treble said...

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

Eemeli said...

Beautiful. Love the lace(y) leaves. Take care!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a fresh and crisp card today. Just love the effect of the flower and faux quilled leaves. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Have a wonderful day. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Lesley Thomas said...

Inspired weaving Sue, and your leaves really 'make' the card - I am also chuffed as I have that die, plus all your flower dies and I can't stop using them!
Congrats to all the winners.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh now this card today is so beautiful !! I am a huge fan of the Periwinkle blue card, it is such a lovely shade of blue. Stamping, then embossing, then cutting into strips, then weaving. What a great idea !! The results look fab Sue !! I love my Grand Squares dies and use them all the time. They are perfect for using on 8x8" square cards. (My preferred card size.) I love the sentiment. The Rose and the faux quilled leaves are the perfect finish to this beautiful card !! This card is a definite must try but I would make my own Rose from your fab Roses die set instead Sue. Your Roses set has become one of my ultimate favourite flower die sets now !! It has become one of my go to sets when I need some flowers. I have been trying to get hold of your faux quilled blooms die set but every where I have looked is sold out !! I will keep trying. Thank you for sharing this beautiful, bright cheery sunshiny card today Sue.
Have a lovely day, love Tres x x x

To TOB. I am sorry you are so unwell. I hope things get better for you soon. Sending you lots of love and hugs, Tres x x x

To Julie Laz and Lee, I hope things are getting better for you to. Julie, you have a wonderful hubby, you should be very proud of him. Mine would just say all kinds of daft, embarrassing things if I let him blog for me !! Sending you lots of love and hugs, Tres x x x

To Pam, Cameeli, Steph, Lynne and Tilly and Cully, Lindsey Martin, Linda Brock, Sandra and everyone, I hope you all have a wonderful day today. Lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

To Myra, thanks for your comments about the distress markers. I think I should definitely get a couple to try out. Much appreciated, Thank you. I have collected so many pro markers over the last couple of years, mainly for my step daughter to use when she visits us. I was unsure about buying any more pens but trying a couple out I am sure won't hurt !! I am not sure if I should mention it to hubby though !! Sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Congratulations to all of today's winners, especially to Norah !! Well done, lots of love Tres x x x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Lovely card Sue. Love the blue periwinkle and the 'card curls' - such a great idea. Congrats to all the winners. Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The leaves from your dies are lovely. So is the fabric rose. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue. What a clever and creative card. Definitely a technique to try out. Thanks for sharing it with us. Also thanks for your advice on piercing mats. I now have mine and it's great.
Best wishes, Diane xx

Glennis said...

A fabulous card - I love the woven background and the curly bits of blue!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Take care. Claire

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card with a fun background. Congratulations to all the winners. Kind regards Joanne K x

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card today - loving the background and the gorgeous faux leaves - think they are next on my list they always look so elegant. A great finishing touch.
Well done to all the Winners!!
Enjoy this lovely sunny Sunday.
Sheila x

Jill Liddle said...

I like the way this card came out. Lovely basketweave effect. Will definitly be trying this.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card with my favourite periwinkle and white, love the woven background and the little twirls
Congratulations to all the winners especially our Norah who always makes me smile with her wonderful stories
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Maggie said...

Hi Sue. Sunshine is back and this card is fresh and summery with the beautiful blue background. Love it. Must watch your video on how to emboss the frame as I can't remember that technique. Many thanks. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Denise Hancock said...

Lovely fresh looking card with your quilled leaves. My favourite.
Denise X

Denise Hancock said...

Lovely fresh looking card with your quilled leaves. My favourite.
Denise X

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

A beautiful card using one of my favourite colours. Congratulations to todays winners and Sue, thank you for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Lisbeth said...

I love this card, what a simply stunning background. I shall have to try this one myself, thanks for all your great ideas Sus.

Lisbeth

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous colours and love the paper weaving effect. In all, a stunning card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jacquie said...

Beautiful Sue, love the design and colour and what a neat trick of winding thin card round a pencil, thinking of all the thin strips i have thrown away tut! tut!

Love the sentiment, love a lot of Becca's sentiments but cannot seem to find them anywhere, does she do mail order over here or do you know of any suppliers over here?

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

SusanP, Kent said...

Good morning Sue. This is lovely. The blue is just like the sky outside today! I haven't tried the weaving technique - it creates even more texture. Your Faux Quilled Leaves look stunning with the organza rose - I'm waiting for the dies to come back in stock.
Sue

Lorraine Freeman said...

My favourite colour scheme :D Love it , so classy

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love everything about this card Sue,

Congrats to all the winners.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry, just revisited today's card! I should have read it more carefully last time! Typical! Crafty Hugs, Myra

Lorraine Freeman said...

Sorry forgot to say congrats to all the winners :)

Muriel Kelly said...

Blue and white is such a lovely fresh combination and the embossing and weaving is so effective. Congratulations to the winners, now where is that blue card? .......

Muriel xx

Jane said...

Just looks so Bright and beautiful Lovely and fresh.

Jane xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Todays card is a real winner for me as I just love everying on it. The periwinkle blue is one of my most favourite colours and I love it with white. The lovely woven background, the flower and the leaves (which I am still trying to find in stock somewhere!) all work beautifully. A gorgeous card : )
Sending Pam my daily hug.
Hugs to all that are in need of one.
Norah, I am so pleased for you being one of the lucky winners of Sue's. It is a wonderful surprise when you see your name isn't it: ) I hope your hills are bathed in sunlight today, it is lovely here today. I hope you had a good time yesterday. I keep thinking of you in hubbys hi viz jacket stood in the middle of the road. Thank you for making me giggle : )
Wishing you Sue and all of the Wilsonettes a great day.
Take care.

Mrs B said...

Sorry, forgot to add Congratulations to the other lucky winners : )Take care.

Anne Taylor said...

Lovely card again. Congrats to all the winners x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the frame feature. Your leaf die is so delicate.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Terry Owen said...

Oh that's beautiful Sue. I was never much into blue until I saw some of your stunning creations and now I'm thinking I ought to invest in some card.

I'll pop over to Julia's blog now
Xxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty card, love the woven background and the way you have framed it, and my favourite leaves.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning from Sunny Blackpool to Sue and all the wilsonettes.
I am so pleased for all the winners but especially for Norah. The kindness this lady has shown a stranger has been so appreciated, this win couldn't come as a better reward.
Now for the totally amazing creation today. A number of ladies have said the same, this is.my kinda card. It's beautiful. The colours are gorgeous. Wouldn't you just like to receive a card like this. As usually I don't have all of the elements needed for this but I'm sure I could have a go with what I do have.
I loved every minute of the GBCF. Would have been the icing on the cake had Sue been there but you can't have it all. Well the antibiotics have definitely kicked in. I'm just tired now but I'm going to be extra careful this week as rest as much as I can to get back to normality for me. I've also got to start to save up again as my craft pot is empty lol.
Don't Knowl why but I'm drawn to saying hello to Lancashire steph. I think it was because of the Bolton comments. Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.
Lots of crafty love, Jo xx

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card, love the frame and the flowers, must try and get some crafting done today, been so busy in the garden recently the craft room has been neglected.
Congratulations to the winners , well done Norah!
Hugs to all xo

jane stillman said...

Happy Sunday and What a stunning card Sue. Love the embossed weaving and colour pallette x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
WOW Sue, what a wonderful way to wake up on a Sunday morning. A beautiful card in lovely colours and excitement as well. Thank you, thank you for giving me a wonderful finish to the weekend, as you have just managed to lift the k-knacked body into orbit with seeing my name on the roll of prize winners today. I have to say i love the style of today’s card as it is plain and yet not(hope that makes some sense) with the textured background of the embossing folder and then it being cut into strips and woven. I am still waiting for my leaves to come from i can't remember where, but i could try with something else to start with.
Sandra the golden halo will be the belisha beacon hair colour that said daughter thought would look better than grey, and well i can see the cherub part, that would be the height of nonsense i am and the not chubby cherub, but tubby cherub.
Well with it turning out to be such a scorcher of a day up here at the Hillfoots, the trousers and blouse got changed for a maxi dress that i had bought 2 year ago and had never had the chance to wear it, and a wee bolero to cover the tops of the arms. His nibs decided that i didn't need to take me sticks out of the car as i was going to be parking my derriere anyway. Well who looked as if they were stoatin' and that was without the inebriation of alcohol as i bounced down the front path, almost in more ways than one, into the house and out the back. With having our new son's wee cousins there, with Kirsten's friends wee lass, it was a great day and night. They had set up the swingball and it was amazing the amount of big "weans" that wanted a shot, so much so that the wee ones couldn't get on. One lass who has been really ill with B.C. and is still on medication and to start radium therapy got a little bit more than 4 sheets to the wind shall we say, but she has a brilliant sense of humour which she hasn't lost in her troubles, and she just kept us all going. I had the real pleasure of playing musical chairs and getting to talk to some lovely members of the family, including his gran who has just over the moon with her new "granddaughter". Great night but trying to get a drunk hubby and a son who went to play on the xbox rolled into the car and away took some doing. Go glad that everyone had a good time though.
To Tina and Gail, sending my prayers and thoughts too you.
Teresa (TOB), sorry you are so down. I hope you pick up soon.
Good morning Julie and Lee of course. Hope you are getting stronger each day flower.
Joanna, it’s worth the tired feeling now to have had so much fun. Glad your spirits have picked up again. Try enjoy the after show happy bits.
Well I’m going now as I’ve typed the hind legs off a donkey today with excitement, but sending gentle hugs out to our fragile and hurting friends.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Norah McPhee said...

Ooops i forgot about everyone else, i was that carried away with myself. Hope you all enjoy your prize from our Fairy Craftmother
Love and crafty hugs
Norah, the dozy from Glenochil

Alice G said...

What a beautiful card. Love the way it looks like a picture frame and the blue and white are beautiful together.

Congrats to all the lucky winners!

Hugs Alice xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
SAW YOU MAKE THIS ONE, LOVED THE FRAME GREAT JOB. BEEN AND WISHED JULIA HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEHE
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Anne Crawford said...

I forgot to thank Cameeli and June for their good wishes for the golf, yes I had a lovely time and the legs held out better than expected, it was very hot at times and the golf a bit mixed but the scenery from the course was amazing! Also when I hear how some of you suffer so much and can't get about the same ,it makes me appreciate that I still can and to make the most of it.
Special hugs to Theresa, Pam , Julie , Steph , Cameeli and those in pain.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card for a beautiful Sunday. Love the embossing and the blue curls, thank you for the tip. Love and hugs to you and your Mom.
Happy birthday Julia, will be popping to hour blog shortly.
Congratulations to the lucky winners, especially Norah, your Ochil hills will be singing today.
Tina thank you for being you, thinking of you and sending gentle hugs.
Gentle hugs to Gail, your brother and family, thinking of you all.
TOB hope your arm infection is getting better, gentle hugs to you.
Julie and Lee thinking of you, and Lee thank you for helping Julie keep up to date with the blog, you are a treasure.
Jean D hugs to you and Gary.
Hugs to Pam, Norah, Steph, Lindsay and Tres.
Lynne M hope you are OK, hugs to you Tilly and Cully, also hugs to Lynda, Annie and Bambie.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

nattyboots said...

Happy Sunday ,as it is lovely and Sunny Today Sue ,it makes you feel so much better .

loving your card ,i think Perrywinkle is such a lovely color ,and the quilled leaves are just gorgeous
Elaine H x
Ooops nearly forgot ,well done to all the winners

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a nice clean and crisp card. I like very much the paper weaving. I will be missing now for a few days so will have to catch up when I get back. SueL x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue stunning card to day thank you for sharing it's my birthday today also had a lovely day at the Bolton show yesterday got to meet the lovely phill he's a lovely man. Love to all congrats to the winners xxxxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Love the weaving and the blue colour is so fresh .
Happy crafting.
Susan McG x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
This card is just gorgeous love the Faux quilled leaves and the the frame just sets the whole card off beautifully. I just love everything about this card.
Haven't managed to blog for a few day's. Stayed at daughters all last week and when I wasn't busy with grandchildren tried to blog, but her internet signal is really bad. So am now back home and can leave my comments!
Congratulations Patricia Howath on winning the Wednesday give away you said you would love to win it! also Congratulations to all of today's winners especially NORAH I was so pleased to see your name up there.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

magpie said...

Hellooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Wow! What a stunning card Sue! It's beeeautiful xx Oh I do love the basket weave background, it's great! Loving the periwinkle colour and those little periwinkle curls. They look lovely with your white flowers. Thank you so much Sue xx Congratulations to all the lucky Wilsonettes! Enjoy your prizes! Have a great and lovely everyone while this sunshine is around! xx Love Karen xx Maureen, I had/have the same dustbin and didn't know why.....thank you for asking as I know now! I've kept forgetting! Love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are sad, hurting and going through physical problems xx Take care Sue and everyone xx

magpie said...

Happy birthday June! xx love karen xx

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...
Absolutely gorgeous card. Love the weaving pattern and the color. Those leaves are a favorite of mine and they truly dress this card up beautifully.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone! Ooh this is such a lovely card,beautiful colours and I like the saying(thinking of a tattoo with Strength in chinese on my right upper arm but not sure yet) Sunshine at last,Have a nice day! Congratulations to all the winners!x

Susan Elwood said...

Love this one - an unusual background.

Hilary said...

Hi Sue, and everyone. Such a beautiful card today, with the Periwinkle blue, and the weaving.
Congratulations to all the winners!Enjoy the rest of your day.
Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Nana on the Hill said...

Not a doubt in my mind, your card today is stunning, l think it's one of my favourites. Mind you l do have rather a lot of favourites!

SHARICA said...

OMG!! This is stunning .. Love it!!

Brooke b said...

Hello, beautiful Sunday. Gorgeous card, love the colour and the background. Congratulations to all the winners.

greendragon said...

Lovely colours. Beautiful card.

Kim M said...

Beautiful... love the colours... reminds me of summer clothes shopping...
Hugs
Kim M
xx

Dawn E said...

Oh Sue this is gorgeous! I've just managed to get hold of some periwinkle blue & I just love this card & the weaving is a good idea too.
Though I will have to see if I can find out how you made your white organza rose.
It's a bad day for me so I'm stuck in bed on yet another 26deg day here!
Hugs & congrats to winners. Dawn

Kate's Cards said...

What a creation. Fabulous! xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Super background Sue and a lovely colour combination. The quilled leaves add that extra special touch. Love from Jackie D

Leanne said...

Beautiful!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love to use frames and will look back at the Faux letterpress video and see how it is done with the embossing on it.
NORAH, congratulations on being a winner, its lovely when you see your name, gives you a real boost!

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely colour combo, so clean and fresh and the faux quilled leaves are gorgeous.

Blue Rose said...

Sue,
What a gorgeous card, the blue and what just make it for me. And again, I love your quilted dies. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

Helen Barker said...

Stunning card.Well done to all the winners.
Helen Bx

redfox said...

A simply stunning card! I LOVE that shade of blue, and the background looked so complicated but when I read how you'd done it, I really think I might be able to do it! So that's my next challenge. Thanks for all your inspiration Sue! Love Sarah

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
stunner of a card ..love it
hugs sarah .. congrats to the winners ..xx

Susan White said...

The woven background is great - really lovely card! Congrats to all the winners today, Susanx

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card today, the arrangement on the card is so attractive. Congrats to all the lucky winners I am thrilled for you all. Crafty hugs to all Wilsonettes and friends in need.
Vanessa x

Laura O said...

a fab card and such an interesting background ,Laura O

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Just love the Edgewood blue colours. Thanks for sharing this with us today. We'll done to all the winners especially Norah enjoy your gift. Hugs to Pam & Tina and anyone else who needs a hug today.

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue oh boy what a stunning card,im not too carried away with the backing, love the colour tho the leaves are great as always and the flower is out of this world, I like the twiddly bits must put some of them on my next card...congratulations to the winners, off now to see how you do the frame...Yvonne xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card today. I love the woven background with the large frame. I don't think I have finished a card properly if the quilled leaves are not on it somewhere! :-)
Congratulations to all of today's winners, especially Norah.
Happy Birthday June Horrocks, hope you are having a lovely day.
Glad I managed a lot of gardening this morning as it started to rain at lunch time and hasn't really stopped since. Hoping for a better day tomorrow.
Frances

Jayne S said...

Lovely card, I love the quilled leaves so will definately give this one a try.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love everything about this card - so pretty. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Rosie said...

A gorgeous card, Sue....love it and the colours too.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Shirley Terretta said...

Oooops. Sorry. Forgot to congratulate all the winners.
Happy birthday to June Horrocks - hope you had a lovely day.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Edwina Scotney said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card, your leaves look fab. another die I am so pleased I bought. Looking forward for when you are next on our screens. All the best Edwina

Maryann Laursen said...

A wonderful card here again today Sue, you just never let us down here with that. And once gain in this gorgeous blue shade, that is sooo beautiufl.

Meg said...

A beautiful card Sue.
The Periwinkle is a lovely shade of blue.

Margaret O
xxx

Pearl said...

Love the card today Sue.

Craftihappiness to you all, especially the blog winners, love from Pearl

Patricia Howarth said...

Evening Sue, Such a beautiful, beautiful card, I'm loving the embossed background, cut into strips, and woven back together,and the grand squares frame showcases this beautifully. Not forgetting the very pretty flower and quilled leaves, a truly gorgeous card.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners, especially Norah, well done all of you !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue , especially those beautiful leaves!
Have a good week and congrats to all the winners-well done Norah!
XxxRuth

Haze T said...

Stunning Card Sue, love the colours & the woven background makes the card so dimensional.
Love the leaves & the embossed frame too, very pretty & beautiful as all your cards are..
I'll be sitting by the river on the Norfolk broads today enjoying the lovely sunshine..
Crafty Hugs
Hazexx

doreenj said...


Love the idea of weaving, must try that,



Doreen x

Theresa Pace said...

beautifully elegant xx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Love the background detail and colour xx hazel

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
fabulous card today sue love
the periwinkle colour and it looks
stunning with the white.
Been away for a few days and just
been able to get access to the web
will be back home on Tuesday.
Hope Everyone has been ok. from
Christine C and Ella

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, love the colours.

lynda said...

Good eavening Sue & Wilsonettes WOW a beautiful card I love the periwinkle card it's such a lovely colour love how you have plated it & I love the faux leaves & the beautiful flower not forgetting the frame such a stunning card Love & hugs to you Sue & mom Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to all the winners especially Norah, glad you enjoyed you eavening yesterday hugs Lynda xx

Theresa TOB hope you are feeling bit better today & the infection in your arm is not so painful Big gentle hugs Lynda xx

Jean D & Gary hugs for you both Lynda xx

Gail thinking of you & your mum gental hugs to your brother Lynda xx

Julie Laz & Lee hope you are on the mend Julie hugs to yo both Lynda xx

June ( Yorkielass ) hugs from me & paw cuddles from Annie & Bambi Lynda xx

Lynne M hope you are ok missing you Tilly & Cully love & hugs Lynda Annie & Bambi xx


Big hugs also to Sandra Pam Tress Steph Tina Norah
& all who need them Lynda xx

terrie said...

Beautiful card and I like the weaving background...
Well done Sue

CraftyJo said...

Some great details again Sue, thanks for sharing.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Lots of great tips, thank you for sharing those! I, like a lot of the other people here, really like the periwinkle colour card.

I assume you're still at home, if so please send a hug your mom's way from Billy and myself!

Best wishes and crafty hugs,

T x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Just can't sleep, so I thought I would pop in and see your beautiful card, not disappointed. Love the periwinkle card. I think the whole card is stunning.

I'm glad I came in today,to say congratulations to all the lucky winners, but especially to Norah. Well done flower.

Good night God bless all

Kind regards :-)
Tina XX


Sandy H said...

Lovely card, so crisp and fresh in blue and white. The faux quilled leaves are gorgeous. Congratulations to the winners, especially Norah.

Anonymous said...

Oh Wow : ) yes Im there a lot. Im under the gastro team and have my infusion on C3. What a small but wonderful world ! Wow Sue, look how your blog brings people together : )

Lancashire Steph xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Well done to all the winners. Another gorgeous card Sue love the colours.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Angela Wade said...

Sorry for the late comment on this card, Sue.
I love the way you've created the frame. My first reaction on seeing it was WOW!!! This card is so striking and very unique. My grandson liked it too : - )

Big Congratulations to Norah and all the winners !

Best Wishes, Angela in S. Wales x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Catching up with your blog again as been away at the cabin will be so glad when they put in broadband make life more simple.
WOW Sue this is one very Stunning and eye catching card.Love the design and colours where do you get all these inspirations from for your cards which i am very happy you do as it gives us crafters the inspiration that as times don't come easy well for me they don't have seen me sitting for ages trying to think up a design for a card then come onto your blog and Hay Presto i find it
Take care Sue
Hazel G XX

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